Much of the Continental Army has gathered at Yorktown and Cornwallis is under siege. Washington summons the Legionnaires to speak with an Irish deserter, who says that the handful of Legionary prisoners of war in Yorktown have disappeared. Washington fears the prisoners may have been killed and asks the heroes to investigate.
Godot, Francis, and Jacoby steal into the British camp. Although their attempt to disguise themselves in redcoat uniforms fails, they do find their way to the prison enclosure without being detected. The enclosure is guarded by six redcoats, too many, it seems, to attack directly without raising an alarm. Moving quietly, the heroes withdraw to a command tent, where they rummage through correspondence that suggests the Legionary prisoners will be transferred to a ship (a British blockade runner) at 2AM the following night. When they report back to Washington, they receive orders to intercept the blockade runner with a French brig of war.
Though smaller, the British blockade runner opens fire with her cannon, blasting a hole in the brig’s side, but the hole is above the waterline and the brig closes and grapples. The Legion swings aboard the blockade runner only to find four of Argyle’s Seventh Circle superhumans ready for battle - Rue, Pelissier, and McGuire, led by a balefully glowing Kahwihta. Jacoby hardens his skin into an armored carapace, while Francis activates his fire axe. On the opposing side, Rue activates a blazing fire sword and Kahwihta divides into three, each identical form as powerful as the next. Godot lobs a psionic blast into the enemy formation, allowing Jacoby and Francis an extra moment to enter melee. Pelissier calls lightning down on Jacoby, again and again failing to dent the lobster-man’s armor. Francis, though he battles bravely, takes severe wounds from Rue’s flaming blade.
In a roiling cloud of bullets and psychic sweat, Godot and McGuire trade gunfire and claw at each other’s minds. Failing again and again to puppet the heroes, McGuire eventually panics and flees below decks. Pelissier finally lands a serious blow and sends Jacoby flying, but with swashbuckling flair, Jacoby seizes a line from the rigging and swings back into action, wounding Pelissier and driving him below decks on McGuire’s heels. Godot obliterates one Kahwihta with a bullet and Jacoby destroys another, leaving a single Kahwihta standing angry and shaken beside Rue’s unconscious, lobster-clawed body.
Meanwhile, the regular sailors in the French boarding party, at a nearly two-to-one to advantage, wipe out most of the regular British sailors and take command of the vessel. The British captain and the superhumans of the Seventh Circle surrender, and the heroes liberate their Legionary comrades, who surge up from below decks with cries of victory. Rescue mission accomplished, the Legionnaires return to the siege of Yorktown and the final battle of the revolution.