Returning to Earth at Ulurru Megalith, everyone returns to Magnolia Orchard, where Nico and Topher began constructing the first Sacred Orchard. While in the market buying goods, Nico meets John Smith, and not knowing Earth customs interjects on his behalf, inciting him to become obsessed with Nico.
Topher leaves without a word and is tracked down by Ean Felix, under NEON orders. Ean finds Topher at Ulurru Megalith going under ascension, fully accessing his godhood. Topher does this with an audience of Rejynis followers, cementing the cult as a mainstream religion.
Nico, new to Earth, gets a world tour while going under her own ascension. As Nico travels the world she sets up the sites of the sacred orchards and learns about various Earth cultures. During Nico’s World Tour, she begins assembling several followers who arise to join a pantheon forming at Magnolia Orchard. John Smith tracks Nico through interwebs, covering his apartment in newsprintings.
Acting in NAU’s security interests, NEON begins trailing the Magnolia Orchard Residents’ World Tour, beginning with Wyte & Ninive showing Nico Huxia (Japan) ruins. Nico then travels to Varagia and Ascomanni with Oen; Mesogeois with Ien; Afruika with Wyte; True Cross with Topher. When Nico & Topher return to Magnolia Orchard they find throngs of Rejynis followers, and John Smith among them.
The military and political tensions in The Valley are a microcosm of the larger societal problems that were found around the world. One day, while touring Magnolia Orchard’s garden Nico re-meets John Smith and arbitrarily experiments with her pheromone powers on him, pushing his obsession to fanaticism. The General of Praetorian Guard, with NEON surveillance, confronts Topher about his worldly travels, warning him that whatever is planned will not occur in a void, he will be watched. Topher’s college ex-girlfriend, Melissa Cobalt travels to Sacred Orchard and confronts Topher about him disappearing and returning without any word, and they have closure.
Following a terrorist attack at a local hotel, Topher lays out his plan to the assembled Pantheon to speed the evolution of Earth.