The team travelled to the devastated planet Ares 3 to investigate a distress signal from a Combine research station. On arrival they found all inhabitants of the research station had been killed. Investigation revealed that the deaths had been caused by a computer system in a ruined museum, which had been affected by an Ashen Stars event and which had altered the brains of several victims to make them re-create historical battle events. The team managed to shut down the computer system, and reverse the brain damage of two illegal scavengers on the planet.
The team also successfully delivered cargo to Ares 3.