The Hiroshima has travelled to a distant star system in search of the missing Lorrenz. The research vessel had reported the discovery of advanced biotech on a ruined and deserted planet before sending one final communiqué – the crew were abandoning ship and scuttling their vessel. Now, the Hiroshima has to find the Lorrenz’s survivors – if there are any – and discover what led to the disaster, all while remaining vigilant for Romulan interest.