Group takes a job from Sergeant Pepper to procure seafood. They meet Captain Seasalt at a dock a mile west of Citadel. He takes them a few miles out. Using chum to bait sharks, the sharks are then used to lure a deadlier prey, a King Crab. After a quick battle, and baths for Alexi and Lenny, the group kills the crab and a few black tipped sharks. Alexi skins the sharks.
Ricky has a dream in black and white of Raiders around a campfire. A red katana appears and cuts down the raiders.
Anthony greets the group and informs them that three Abberations have escaped. Dr. Solomon demonstrates telekinetic abilities. Holliday uses a bull horn to call out the Texas Ranger and Abberations. The group vanquishes the Abberations, and then goes looking for the Texas Ranger. They find his mauled body. Lenny suspects Charles killed and ate the Texas Ranger. She warns Dr. Solomon. They recover the Ranger’s horse. A vial of green goo is discovered on the Ranger that shows explosive vegetative abilities. Jonsey hacks the Ranger’s pipboy and finds the location of Vault 22 in Abilene.
The group discovers the Waco Armory, and after a couple of days gets the vault door open. Besides the corpses at the entrance the building, the armory is untouched. There is a low level of radiation that permeates the building. The group loots, and then camouflages the building.
The group returns the Ranger’s body to Citadel. Ricky uses his psychic powers to cause Sergeant Pepper to grant him citizenship. Holliday convinces him to send colonists to Waco now that the threat is over.
The group visits the Oilers to overhaul the Chrysler’s frame. While visiting Lenny, Ricky and Holliday go on a Sand Worm hunt. Lenny makes the kill shot, and is awarded two teeth from the beast by Slick. Holliday experiments with Screelik by eating it in its rawest form. He experiences euphoria and 10 of the nearby women throwing themselves at him. Ricky witnesses, and comes to suspect Screelik may unlock psychic powers. Tar Baby mentions that Psychotick claimed to have moved things with his mind, but that it was probably just a hallucination.
On the way to Abilene the group comes upon the bodies of the Raiders as Ricky dreamed it.
The group finds Vault 22 with a sign warning of dangerous plants. Their first encounter comes in the cantina. Vines attack the group trying to choke them. Yellow flowers with baby faces scream as the group clears out the vines. Large yellow bell flowers in the back are destroyed, and reveal half eaten bodies of other intruders. In the Overseer’s office overgrown venus fly traps attempt to eat the group. Lenny retrieves the master key card. A log reveals the vault’s purpose is to terraform the post apocalyptic world. Their downfall came when they tried to create plants that could ward off animals that would steal their fruit. The last entry mentions noise in the walls. The group is almost wiped out at the armory, where fragrant purple flowers put everyone except Ricky to sleep. The group escapes with 5 tasers and recharge stations, and a set of riot armor. Holliday takes some flowers as specimens. They blaze through the dormitories before entering the water purification level. Holliday is surprised by lily pads that shoot glass-like petals at him. A large monster made of seaweed comes from under the water. Lenny uses her machete to tastefully decorate the walls with its body parts. Holliday obtains the specs to their water filtration system. The final rooms is filled with the remains of the original vault inhabitants. They are a combination of man and plant. A Holliday lobotomy reveals their brains are filled with seeds. Ricky discovers a pulsating brain plant with stingers filled with seeds. The group destroys it, but Holliday takes seeds for later. Ricky finds a safe with an intact G.E.C.K., and the scientist’s research notes. The group collects large amounts of plant blood for experimentation. Holliday spends the drive home designing a delivery system for the terraforming agent. His design can affect a 1 mile radius.