His troops ran into those of Captain Imrud Tammuz, who were chasing escaped prisoners. They killed all the soldiers except for Tammuz, and caught his prisoners as well. He interrogated them about their expedition, which Samran believed was really searching for uranium. He had them dig up the cube that was part of the Genesis of Cthalctose transmat system, but could not open it. When he heard that Iranian reinforcements were heading for them, he tied up everyone and planted explosives so no one else could gain the technology.
Later, he became infected with Agent Yellow. When he tried to force Chris Cwej to give him a ride in a helicopter away from the area, Cwej punched him in the face. Because Tammuz's infection had reached Level Five, Cwej's fist went through his face and out the back of his head, killing him. (PROSE: Eternity Weeps)