The situation on Duronis II had not improved since the crew of the USS Thunder NCC 70605-A had last been planet side. Fleet Captain Toni Turner and Commander Alucard Vess are attempting to calm and negotiate with the Prime Minister of Til’ahn by pointing out the benefits of the battle cruiser. They are hopeful the Laudeans with accept the technological advancements the ship offers, rather than focusing on the arms.
While the negotiations continued, the Thunder had been left with orders to assist in cleaning the debris from the spatial sandbar surrounding the Duronis System. This had gone well even with the arrival of a Romulan Squadron saying they were there for the same reason.
The shuttle teams were able to work well until the detonation of an debris warp core, damaging to the war-birds and rendering the Thunder unable to find one of her search shuttles.
Now posed with finding her missing crew, the Thunder has begun a search pattern hoping to find them before the air of their shuttle runs out.