A crew from the USS Defiant - NX-74205 beam down to the Federation encampment on AR-558 to provides supplies and reinforcements. The current human occupants attack the supply team as they had not fully identified themselves straight away. The team is led by Captain Benjamin Sisko and includes Worf, Lt. Ezri Dax and Ensign Nog, nephew of Quark. Nog damages a leg during the battle which has to be amputated by as for the replacement, it is unknown whether he will accept the new leg or not.
During the time there, the encampment is attacked by the Jem Hadar, the enemy are held off by both space mines and the courage of the remaining soldiers on the ground. The only person who celebrates the victory against the Dominion is Ambassador Worf, the rest are not in the mood to celebrate.