YSS Heartbreaker makes first contact with the I'ee in the UX-HB-2 'Shekhinah' system. Several I'ee patrol craft are destroyed in defense of two I'ee ambassadors that had themselves made first contact with a lone alien.
YSS Eucharis is taken to a Graxlat scrapyard where Rixxikor colony ships are being built. The crew kills a Rixxikor hit squad, pilots their shuttle to the scrapyard, and uses the ship to destroy it. A battle ensues in space with 2 Kuvexian Naval ships.
YSS Sakishima discovers and takes control of a covert intelligence gathering station disguised as a deep space fueling depot within the Yugumo cluster.
YSS Sakura II returns home from the alternate dimension it had been dragged into. The crew quickly learn that they have been missing in action for over a year.
A bounty is placed on Sesshoseki Tamamo and Echelon in the midst of a deep-cover Star Army Intelligence investigation into Tamamo's actions, causing damage to the Phoenix Service Group by mercenaries looking for Tamamo and Echelon's bounty. Two SAINT operatives, Sakamoto and Hirasawa Yuna intervene.
The LSDF Val'ta makes its way to a system south-east of Miyamae System, investigating a strange, possibly chemical or biological disturbance on an earth-like planet on the outer edge of the Goldilocks belt.
A well-equiped bounty hunter outfit led by Desmond Stroud starts operations on Funky City by following the money trail that started on Delsauria. As a consequence of that, some gang related activities are disrupted.