Vault II is attacked and overwhelmed by a force of five Scelesti. Two of them were later identified as apparently revived members of the original Free Councilcabal. A new Athaneum called Vault III is constructed at a secret location to house the artifact.
Reinhardt Tuten notes that Vaughn spilled KOH in one of the nutrient vats, and tried to cover it up. Tuten raised hell, and six hearts had to be destroyed. He pushes for a full audit, but Catalanotto doesn't want to go through with it.