Picabo was a small fortified town on the northern edge of the Republic of New Deseret. The Quest and a party of Mormons arrived to find it had been attacked and taken by forces of the Church Universal and Triumphant. The next day the Quest/Mormon alliance attacked the CUT militia. The battle tilted out of control when elements of the Sword of the Prophet led by Peter Graber arrived on the scene. Rudi Mackenzie was seriously injured by two arrows while breaking off the engagement.