The USS Nakatomi is ordered to patrol a region of space where the Klingons and Romulans are at a standoff following the Hobus disaster, and the region is a hotbed where anything could set of a volatile situation between the two superpowers. The primary goal of the Nakatomi is to make certain that a conflict does not spill over into Federation space while providing support to their allies the Klingon Empire should they need it.
The Ronin-class starship U.S.S. Nakatomi finds themselves patrolling the border shared by the Klingons, Federation, and Romulans when the sudden appearance of a distress signal just out of the Federation Border and between the Romulan and Klingon Border catches their attention. The signal is coming from the starship U.S.S. Jakarta NX-19 a vessel from the early days of the United Federation of Planets. The Nakatomi chooses to investigate because the ship has been missing for more than a century and it is a chance for them to finally learn of the fate of those on board and the starship itself.

The U.S.S. Nakatomi arrives at Tak'NoS a former Klingon outpost that remains along the Klingon and Romulan border where the crashed Jakarta is found to be on the surface of the planet. The crew also discover a derelict K-7 station in orbit around the planet, but J'Kodran who has been given command of the Nakatomi decides to send an away team to the surface first. During the mission Commander Garrett Rosa de Sanchez discovers his medication has vanished and the medication in sickbay has also vanished.