Encrypted communication on the NOS website culminates in the initiation of Phase 3, and Nox Ordo members break into the Space Facility. James Barron is confirmed to have returned from his disappearance. Oriru Serku pulls back from involvement.
A hull breach on the Pioneer locks out the stasis pods of Micael Ajax and the rest of the crew but does not prevent continued communication on IAS.
The Interlude ends with Genus returning from his time travel and setting up base camp outside the Greenland Facility. Meanwhile, the meeting of Nox Ordo for "Phase 3" continues to creep closer.