The USS Swiftfire-A is attacked for no reason by three hostile ships deep in the Badlands. The Swiftfire escapes to a nearby hidden Maquis' base after suffering serious damage and identifies the vessels as Vendoth warships. Captain Jonathan Masters gets captured by the Vendoth and all looks lost but unknown to the crew of the Swiftfire there are two other beings that are on their side and willing to help.
- Due to the rebooting of Swiftfire the current version of this story is no longer considered to be part of the series' continuity. This means what information that is currently on this wiki that references this story may not be consistent with the new continuity and where this occurs it should be disregarded.