In 2164, the Namkun travelled into uncharted space, now secure from Romulan expansion and Vertian attacks. Following a fruitless journey of five weeks, the weary crew docked at an automated trading post operated by the white robots. Captain Bievel found the repair and replenishing fee exorbitant but paid it nonetheless. Before the Namkun departed, the trading post advertised similar stations.
On November 18th, the Namkun travelled too deep into the white robot territory to investigate their mysterious background,. The robots sent orbital patrol ships to destroy the Namkun. Captain Bievel begged for mercy and futilely tried to warn the Federation about the new threat. She was killed when a robotic arm tore through the cockpit. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)