At Edoras, Straker scolded Andraste for abandoning the hover tram for the maglev. However, he expressed surprise when she revealed she and the others had dismantled a Gelt battle wagon, including , and stowed it aboard the maglev. Davra showed him the alien vehicle and explained how they dismantled it, Colonel Jovann assigned him to take Davra, Duffy, and Nardino (Yuwono recuperating in the makeshift hospital in Edoras) to take the maglev east to round up resistance fighters.
The maglev came under attack from insurgents, but after Andraste and the others distracted the attackers, he was able to take them prisoner. However, before they could clear the tracks, they came under attack again, this time by Gelt. The captured insurgents volunteered to lead the charge while clearing the tracks. Half the defectors were wiped out by heat ray blasts, but it gave time for Straker’s troops to line up shots. Unfortunately, Straker himself fell to a heat ray blast.
Appearances: The Children of Amargosa