The biggest battle of the series so far. Five Federation
ships battle in space above the Theta Kalyb Colony
. Meanwhile the Federation has dropped off medical crew to help with the devastation on the planters surfaces. While helping on the surface Gabrielle Carlotti goes to the site of a crashed Chakuun ship and find a loan survivor.
In space Captain Pike
and his crew plus the U.S.S. Nelson are the only ship left in the battle. Even Captain Crowe'
s ship U.S.S. Achilles
is destroyed. Things get worse until the Chakuun who was found by Carlotti goes back to her ship. After reacting her ship she breaks off the attacked due to her changed perception on human changing after meeting Gabrielle.