Arkoh, the Eighth Lord Adasca, is the owner of Adascorp and its ultimate planetary-destruction weapon: the slug-like exogorths. Having set up an auction for these creatures aboard his flagship, the Arkanian Legacy, he hopes to use them as a tool of political manipulation to receive his own due from all involved sides. It is Adasca's plotting that is responsible for bringing most of the previously-introduced characters together in a restricted environment in Daze of Hate, including Zayne's forced reunion with his former Master Lucien, which serves as a catalyst for the forthcoming events.