Tekkadan has made contact with Turbines, which runs Teiwaz's transport division. But they find themselves clashing with Turbines over their group's origins and property.
Kudelia and Tekkadan finally leave Mars behind them and head for Earth. With a ship waiting for them, they attempt to travel by shuttle to a low-orbital station but are attacked by Coral's Gjallarhorn forces.
The members of Tekkadan need a guide in order to reach Earth despite Gjallarhorn's surveillance. To gain a powerful backer, they attempt to negotiate with Teiwaz, which is based in the Jupiter Sphere.
Having demonstrated Tekkadan's strength and legitimacy to Naze, the leader of Turbines, Orga and the others renew their negotiations with Teiwaz. Meanwhile, Atra visits Turbines's warship bringing the frustrated Kudelia with her.
Accompanied by Naze, Tekkadan visits the Saisei, the stronghold of Teiwaz, in order to meet with Teiwaz's representative McMurdo Barriston. Here, Orga receives a surprising proposal from Naze.
Tekkadan and Turbines go on ahead to Earth, leaving Mikazuki and Yukinojo on the Saisei to complete final adjustments to the Barbatos. But the events aboard the Saisei have greatly affected their respective states of mind.
While on patrol, Akihiro and Takaki encounter unknown enemies and engage them in battle. The attackers turn out to be Brewers, a pirate group that operates between Mars and Earth.
The battle with Brewers has cost many lives on both sides. The survivors hold a funeral service to pray for the rebirth of their fallen comrades.
Just as on Mars, the colonies suffer great disparities with Earth and a protest movement has begun among the increasingly dissatisfied workers. As it gradually intensifies, Tekkadan is caught up in various schemes.
The colony workers have launched a protest movement against the company that employs them. As they grow more radical, the situation develops to the point of a Gjallarhorn intervention. Kudelia has been drawn into the heart of the uprising.
Kudelia and Tekkadan witness Gjallarhorn's brutal suppression of the workers. Seeing the true situation of the colonies, Kudelia makes a fateful decision.
Tekkadan's members attempt to leave the colonies behind and descend to Earth at last but they miss their chance due to one last item of business in the colonies. They are contacted by someone, who claims to be their supporter.
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