"Everyone knows that they have caused us more grief than any other adversary, including the Ori. All the seconds, including me, have begged Netan to go after them, but he refused. He's a coward, choosing to run and hide rather than face the wrath of the Tau'ri."
"Unfortunately, that ship is now in the hands of the Lucian Alliance."
—Vala Mal DoranIn 2005, in an effort to unlink Vala Mal Doran and Daniel Jackson from the effects of Nut's bracelets, Arlos Kadawam was contacted in order to find a way to unlink the two. However, a series of trades was required to get Arlos to reveal to what needed to be done to break the bond. This included retrieving Caius' cargo ship from the hands of the Lucian Alliance. However, upon SG-1 stealing the ship from Jup and Tenat, a fleet of Alliance controlled Al'kesh surrounded the Tel'tak. Fortunately, by using phantom energy signatures and an electromagnetic pulse wave (features Caius customized onto his ship), they were able to jump into hyperspace and escape.