Timocracy forces aid the renegade Dand house to take over their homeworld. Most of the other houses refuse to aid the Timocracy and seek aid from the United Commonwealth of Planets. UCP and Gigerdi Federation divert forces to aid the Dands, but can't spare too many ships. They are forced to use hit-and-run tactics to strike at the Timocracy forces. Surprisingly Vemrers send several ships to aid their allies and they manage to drive the Timocracy forces out and liberate the Dands. This strengthens the races together and Dands start to consider UCP membership.