The Commonwealth of Nations Stellar Exploration Vessel 119, CNSEV Tormalinas is a ready-for-anything galactic xenoarchaeological exploration vessel. Exploring the deepest, darkest corners of the galaxy for treasure has its risks and rewards, profits and losses.After spending years searching for valuable archaeological artifacts, the crew of the Tormalinas, a galactic space exploration vessel, on its way home to Earth Prime, decides to take one last detour to a remote and unique star system with a planet broken apart by extreme gravitational forces. There, among the broken pieces of that planet, they explore ancient alien ruins, finding something never seen before or documented in their archives. Vessel Commander Colonel Ian Keeghan and his Executive Officer Major Amy Porter finally order the crew to relax and enjoy themselves before they load up for their return home. However, like any operation or adventure, the most dangerous point in the journey is that last leg home.Chaos ensues when they encounter a never-been-seen-before xenobiological contaminant, an aggressive and highly volatile alien lifeform. Now the Tormalinas and its crew must race across space and time to save themselves. They have a small chance, but only a small chance. Tensions flare as the officers and crew face life and death decisions, knowing they may not all make it back home alive.