A Federation starship answers a distress call from a Romulan Republic vessel and a passenger liner near the Sardah System only to discover the work of a slave ring looking to sell companions to some of the governments around the Tau Dewa and Regulus Sector Blocks. The ship requests assistance in the rescue operations from the player. The mission contains a mild amount of dialogue plus periodic space and ground combat. This mission is the first in a series of missions involving the crew of the U.S.S. Ikazuchi.