Captain Rixx is one of the best captains in Starfleet, and the first Bolian to command a starship. Which still isn't enough for the USS Thomas Paine to get any actual screen time. What's a New Orleans-class starship like? How far down does a Bolian's ridge go? Pacifica is the premiere destination for Federation conferences, but do transporter chief conferences have enough clout to get time there, or do they get shunted to the Mariott's on Vulcan? When the USS Hood has to deal with an alien conspiracy, will Longo's skant be up to the task? There's only one way to find out!