The USS Intrepid is currently in the Moana IV system in orbit around the second planet. Whilst on a mission to
find the Tohmatsu Corporation ship (TC) Kepler she entered an asteroid field in the system and became coated in
a metallic compound. Although the compound was removed from the hull some of it entered the engine systems
meaning Intrepid can no longer operate at warp speed.
The Moana IV system belongs to a small race known as the Leaterans. Unknown to Intrepid when she
arrived in sytem they consider the asteroid field holy ground. This delicate diplomatic situation
is currently in the hands of Federation diplomats but with the ship too damaged to escape
and help being too far away to salvage the ship, the crew were forced to abandon her.
Most of the crew have been reassigned to the USS Yorktown.