Epsilon Carinae, 193.7 LY from Earth. 23 Mar 2157.
"Commander Jacobs, tell the Comet Chaser that she's free to disembark, and to thank her and her crew for their willingness to brave the restricted zone to resupply us."
Captain David West sat comfortably in the command chair in the C&C Center aboard the UNDS Soaring Glory, a Tera Summers class heavy frigate assigned to patrol the space around this distant pair of closely-orbiting stars; only a few planets far outside the 'Goldilocks zone' existed here, there was little of military value.
Which is why Hro'Dhotz, the Separatist Rikti Lord of War had picked this location to place one of his moon-sized portals.
There had been little activity at this site since it had been discovered; nonetheless, United Nation Defense Command felt it prudent to at least send out a fast ship to investigate, in case the maniacal Lord of War attempted to send another fleet into this dimension.
It had been two years si