The story opens with Corporeal Anne Mckenzie, better known as Snowbird, being reprimanded by her superior officers for going A.W.O.L. She is thrown into the brig, but while she is there she senses one of the creatures Snowbird was created to fight, so she breaks out of the brig to do battle with him. She is able to defeat Kolomaq, one of the Great Beasts. During the fight this story has 5 pages without any drawings during a snow storm, just with thought balloons. This is the story of how Michael Twoyoungman became the Alpha Flight member known as Shaman.