Forrest Cameranesi, Geek of All Trades

Beyond the Eye of Chaos: Part 2, Episode 3

Conflicts ensue between the different local species over the Valkyries' potential religious significance. One species wants to worship them as their gods. Another insists that there are important details wrong about them, such as that their legs are backward and they don't have enough eyes. A third species has doubts and reservations and wishes only to learn more. Preexisting tensions between the different local species factor in to this new conflict.

In the midst of that, a secondary conflict arises between the crew members themselves over whether or not to exploit their possible religious significance to win the aid of the locals, which may be much needed for their survival on this alien world. Dominic argues that they should, and in time, frustrated with how this mission has turned out to be as disastrous as he feared despite his warnings, he attempts to exploit the religious angle with the locals against Ayar's orders, forcing the rest of the Valkyries to stop him.

After that matter is resolved, the Valkyries eventually make their way, with alien guides, to a supposed holy place where both answers and salvation may await, far away across the planet to the north. The intimidating journey on foot is eventually shortened when Amitabha is able to access and reactivate a long-disused high-speed transport system unknown to the local primitives. They all arrive at last at what appears to be an enormous, underground, technologically-advanced, but abandoned, alien city, into which their guides will not venture.