After having left their own world due to a loss of natural resources, the Nohrin settle on Jhamora with the permission of the Lokni. But some of the Nohrin, led by would-be conqueror Sedessa (Anne Bancroft), believe in the superiority of their own race and try to take land away form the Lokni. Delgo (Freddie Prinze Jr.)'s parents are killed in the resulting conflict. Nohrin King Zahn (Louis Gossett Jr.) is horrified by the war and admonishes Sedessa, who then poisons the Queen and almost kills Zahn as well. She is subsequently banished, and her wings are clipped off.