Pejitei City was almost completely destroyed, and only Asbel, as well as a number of refugees on a Pejitei Brig escaped. However, the Brig, carrying Asbel's sister Rastel and the control stone of the God Warrior, lands in the Sea of Corruption , which causes insects to attack it and it to crash.
Asbel flees Pejite in the Pejitei Gunship and attacks the Torumekian forces lead by Kushana during the Periphery Campaign, shooting down two Bumblecrows before being shot down by Kurotowaand ends up crashing in the Sea of Corruption. He is rescued by Nausicaä, who gives him the control stone for the God Warrior that Rastel had carried.
After their escape, Asbel and Nausicaä are captured by Mani Doroks, where it is revealed that Asbel speaks Dorok , albeit their dialectal differences. When they attempt to escape, Asbel decides to stay behind to ensure Nausicaä's escape.
Asbel then is brought to a Worm Handler village, where Doroks are engineering Ohmu biolgically. He conspires with the Holy One of the Mani Tribe and Ketcha to destroy the tanks containing the Ohmu larvae. Then Yupa arrives and they execute their plan.Asbel, Ketcha and Yupa escape by stealing the Worm Handler Brig, but the Holy One is killed by Miralupa, who just arrivedAfter the brig is shot down by a Dorok Air Monitor, the trio is saved from the pursuing Worm Handlers and Doroks by the Forest People, who warn the Worm Handlers off.They stay with the Forest People and travel through the Sea of Corruption. The Forest People give them some boats and they meet up with the recently downed Valley GunshipHe learns from Mito that Nausicaä was concerned about him and kept the bandage he bound her wound with as a token Asbel expressed his relief that the Imperial Guard "just" killed Rastel during the attack on Pejitei and did not shame her.
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