Prologue

At a remote trading station, two freighters mine latinum from nearby nebulas. The Enterprise is docked at the station.

The Federation stands on the precipice of another major conflict that threatens the fragile peace we have worked so hard to achieve. It's been six months since we successfully dealt with the threat of the Omega particle. Tensions between the Cardassians and the Klingon Empire are on the rise and we've just received word of a renewed Borg threat.

"Intelligence provided by the Romulans suggest the Borg have developed a terrible new capable of assimilating an entire planet and its population. This weapon was used on a planet in the Regula badlands, located on the very edge of the Neutral Zone. If the Borg succeed in gaining a foothold here they could strike any target within the Alpha Quadrant with little to no warning." Said a Lieutenant from Starfleet Intelligence. An image on a viewscreen showed several pyramid-shaped ships firing some kind of weapon at a planet. The planet almost instantly changed and Borg technology spread over it.

"Lieutenant I think we are fully aware of the implications here. The Borg must be stopped at all costs." Replied Picard slamming a fist on the table...

Else where…

A single Sovereign-class engages a Borg cube. The Cube locks onto it with a holding beam and the Sovereign fires two phaser bursts at the Cube.

A Federation Akira-class fires its Chain Reaction Pulsar that bounces between three Romulan ships, destroying all three.

A Nebula-class flees from a Romulan Warbird. The Warbird fires three plasma torpedoes, but the Nebula-class neutralizes them with three quick phaser bursts from its point defense array.

A Klingon Negh'Var fires its enhanced Ion cannon at a Cardassian ship, splitting it in half.

A Klingon science ship taking fire from a Cardassian ship, fires a Repulsion wave, which damages the Cardassian ship as it is flung away.

Three Birds of Prey attack a single Romulan Warbird; the Warbird drains the shields of one of the Birds of Prey to replenish its shields after the initial attack.

A Cardassian Kulinor-class ship attacks a planet with its plasma cannon. The cannon burns off atmosphere, quickly rendering the planet uninhabitable

A Cardassian science vessel projects a quantum singularity into space. Out of the singularity comes a single ship….from Species 8472.

A Cardassian dreadnought missile approaches an unknown planet.

A Borg Cube wanders into a Federation minefield. A mine detects the Cube and uses thrusters to intercept it. Several more mines hit the Cube before it is destroyed.

Another Borg Cube passes by a small planet. The planet is covered by the shadow of a much larger vessel. The Cube appears to join that vessel and it moves off.

A small Federation fleet splits up, an Akira and Aegean-class warp off to the left, then a Galaxy and an Iwo-Jima Assault ship warp off to the right and the Enterprise, another Akira, a Defiant and a Steamrunner jump to warp straight ahead. Presumably they're looking for something…