As they approached their destination, the protagonists awaited their destiny with various stages of anger, denial, and acceptance. They were taken a bit by surprise as they were unceremoniously transported into a derelict ship, damaged and on the verge of destruction.
As they took their bearings, they grabbed a set of gear beamed over with them – crowbars and a comm unit. Huron, looking around, discovered that they were on a Cardassian ship. Going about the ship, they discovered several bodies of both Cardassians – Central Command, per D'Haran – and an unknown species.
As they explored the ship, they came across a room full of deceased Cardassians – killed via exploding conduits by Huron's estimation – when they were assaulted by a living member of that unknown species – horned, barbed, and armored. As T'Ken engaged him in hand to hand combat, they eventually maneuvered him into a corner, where D'Haran delivered a death blow.
Their elation turned to fear as T'Ken and D'Haran heard the faint ticking sound coming from the alien. The protagonists scattered as the soldier exploded, separating D'Haran and Huron from T'Ken as emergency bulkheads sealed.
T'Ken found himself on an auxiliary bridge of sorts. Examining a console, he was able to get a listing of the passengers – 75 Cardassians, 24 "Jem'Hadar" and 2 "Vorta". Examining the alien, T'Ken discovered it's mind was a sea of rage and anger. Learning it was a "Jem'Hadar", T'Ken quickly through it out the room as it's life expired, trapping him in the auxiliary bridge. After a few hours, T'Ken was able to emerge from the room via the Cardassian version of the Jeffries tube that connected to a non-functional turbolift.
D'Haran and Huron, meanwhile, came across the cells of a group of Bajoran prisoners…being quickly executed by a Cardassian soldier. D'Haran dropped him with one swift swing of his crowbar, but quickly noticed that the prisoners were in various stages of execution.
Huron and D'Haran managed to save around 20 prisoners – 19 Bajorans and 1 Cardassian. They rendevoused with T'Ken, and were transported back into the brig on the Constellation-class cruiser.
Days passed, with the brig adding one additional occupant: the rescued Cardassian, beaten and interrogated. With only one Bajoran woman, rescued from the ship and with an apparent bond with the Cardassian, keeping them company, they arrived at their destination: an asteroid base in Tholian space.
Transported onto the base into shock collars attached to other slaves, they were marched into holding cells. As they approached the cells, they noticed the majority of the occupants were human, with a few notable exceptions. They all seemed to carry themselves like Starfleet, but D'Haran and Huron noticed something off about them.
After a few days in the cell, the protagonists noted a few things: there was an apparent leader, the prisoners were more organized than it was readily apparent, the Bajorans were being taken by the Jem'Hadar, Ranjen Bareil was in league with them, and that they were in an apparent stasis field. Their wait came to a quick end, as the asteroid base was under attack – by the USS Ranger, captained by Arenton Ring!
As the stasis fields began to weaken, they saw the Bajorans, led by Ranjen Bareil and flanked by the Jem'Hadar, board the Constellation cruiser and it warped out, at high speed with a fully functional warp drive. As they completely failed, the prisoners organized a jailbreak.
Led by a man named Connor Solomon, they raided a room for supplies – medical and weapons – and headed up to another one of the captives, Gabriel Callahan, that had a ship docked at the asteroid. Loading up the supplies and the survivors, the ship roughly launched as the asteroid base was getting increasingly unstable.
With D'Haran in engineering working on the impulse engines, Huron at the navigation station, and T'Ken at weapons, Gabriel Callahan gave the order to pursue the USS Ranger through a spatial vortex forming as the asteroid began to break apart and was on the verge of destruction.