The crew of the USS Tiger has enjoyed a much needed extended shore-leave at DS 17 after two missions back-to-back. After a promotion ceremony, many found recreation in the Holodeck, including LtJG Blair who explored the life of pirate on the high seas of old Earth. Meanwhile, others enjoyed the various shops that comprised DS 17. Ensign Zerxes handled the routine daily affairs that accompanied the job of working in Security such as interacting with Tirzah, the Captain’s adopted daughter. However it wasn’t long before the crew was recalled by the Captain as a new situation in the Hermates Sector arose that required the attention of the Tiger.