Aboard the Runabout Shenandoah
, Nog and Jake head to Ferenginar to deliver a diplomatic message to the Grand Nagus. Leaving from Starbase 257, they are attacked by a Jem'Hadar fleet on their way to the base. While the rest move on, one Jem'Hadar ship continues to attack the Shenandoah
. Fortunately for the Nog and Jake, they are backed up by a sister ship of the Defiant
, the Valiant
, which is staffed by members of Starfleet Academy's Red Squadron.