Pleasure Houses were found on every civilized planet in the galaxy. Their work was designed to prepare the way for Star Black to consume all life. The unique ruling consciousness for controlling all sentient life was the Inchanda Teen. Inchanda, always a woman, was trained and uniquely prepared for this task by the great mothers of the pleasure houses. She faced one being she could not control in the inner universe. Kellon Naper, was an asteroid miner blinded by contact with the Cereon Crystal Race, ancient enemies of Starblack. Inchanda and Kell were each unbendable foes and the Mistophen Nobles, guardians for Starblack were a power that few could face and Kellon would have to confront as Gem.