Spacewing Engineer Skye is activated for a secret engineering mission from the Council involving the desert planet, Vorian, a system that exists deep within the space territory of the Drekynn Empire. After her activation for the mission, Skye is shocked to discover that her ship has docked with the spacecruiser, CSS Artemis. She's never been aboard a cruiser before, nor has she worked with others for an away mission to the surface of a planet.
Unfortunately, the Drekynn Empire will consider any Spacewing incursion an act of war. Skye must work with the other members of the away team to complete the mission on Vorian's surface without detection. To further complicate matters, Skye discovers for the first time that certain members of Spacewing, including her away team, don't approve of the Swallowtail Program. If Skye doesn't perform well on this mission, she could risk handing over her away team to the Drekynns.