One such act of subterfuge is manufacturing pirate attacks using Hatchet fighters against Earth's shipments of food, in an attempt to convince Earth's Dr. Elias Huer and the Computer Council to work with the Draconians. To interface with the EDD, Draco sends his daughter, Princess Ardala and his aide de camp, Kane, aboard the flagship Draconia. In midst of these unscrupulous proceedings, a 20th century astronaut, William "Buck" Rogers, is intercepted and revived by the Draconians and sent back to Earth.
Despite suspicion that Rogers was a Draconian spy, Rogers is able to undermine the Draconian Empire's plan by exploiting Ardala's interest in his person, enabling the destruction of Draconia in the process (BR25: "Awakening").
- In the novelization, planets conquered by the Draconian Empire include Valanzia and Mortibundo.
- Steele, Addison E.. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, p. 91.