By 2502 the colony had fifty people. It welcomed charismatic anti-Dominion rebel Castor Mezzo, who was on the run from reprisals. A female ghost was sent to kill him, and she began massacring the colonists. Thirty-six died, including the person who sent a distress call. The survivors, along with Mezzo, made it to one of Dei's hideouts.
Turfa Dei, now part of a band of outlaws called the War Pigs, responded. Dei reached the hideout, only to be ambushed by the ghost. His companions rescued him, however, killing the ghost. Dei then executed Mezzo for knowingly putting the colonists in danger.