The Imperial Centre Star Destroyer "Exploit" was stranded after its hyperdrive failed. It has been missing for five years. Several days ago, it was found by a independent prospecting ship. The prospector was captured and his ship commandeered. The captain of the Star Destroyer sent a pilot and his chief engineer for help. They were captured by the Nouane Defence Force. Unit 43 has been given the task of tricking the ship into jumping back to Nessem. They have deployed in a CR-30 with the necessary repair parts. They have assumed the identity of a COMPNOR political loyalty unit. They have convinced the captain and crew that they are there to find out why they didn't return home.