The crew had been retained by House Leinya to pilot a shipment of equipment and materials to Ceti-Alpha V. A simple run – drop – return style mission. When are things ever that easy?
During flight some of the ‘cargo’ activated itself and attempted to destroy the ship in flight. They almost succeeded. With a minor firefight going on in the engine room and cargo bay the pilot attempted to avoid landing nose first into the blistered sands of Ceti-Alpha V.
After leaving a scorched skid mark in the desert the group was rescued by the local authorities and placed under house arrest while the cause of the crash was determined.