The Concord’s policy toward the dense and chaotic Vicek Belt changes daily. It’s clear that Star Force would like to put an end to the menace that lurks within the swirling planetoids 10.4 AU from the system’s star; it’s equally clear just how difficult a task Star Force has set for itself. Millions of distinct asteroids lie within this wide belt, and thousands of these asteroids display energy signatures. Some energy signatures stem from the pirate bands that use the Vicek Belt as a base of operations, and others come from innocent independent miners. However, Klick fighters often emerge from unknown places within the belt. Star Force and the Concord Marines must fight a holding action until they gain more information about the Klick and their ultimate plans.