It is a momentous day for Ensign William Bates. A day for which he had worked hard. He is the Top Graduate of the Gladian Naval Academy, and bound to be groomed for admiralty, like his father, and his father before him. Nothing could dampen his day… Except, his meteoric career path is sabotaged, when he finds himself assigned to the derelict Corvette class vessel Skolgnor. An old ship and a strange ship, with an even stranger Commander – the enigmatic Captain Alek Groven. A man whose lowly station as a Corvette Commander belies his knowledge of warfare and stunning strategic acumen. In a confrontation between himself and his captain, William will learn his path. The past will come to light, and an enemy from within will surface, and with it… begins the Last Battle of the Skolgnor.