On February 23, 2165, the Pioneer encountered a Ware trading post and Captain Reed decided to infultrate the station and rescue the Menaik Nimthu and anyone else they could who was taken captive. Kartikeyan piloted the shuttlepod that carried the assault team to and from the station.
Later that year, he was chosen by First officer Travis Mayweather to take his away team to the planet Vanot for an extended fact finding mission. In June, the team was captured by a local businessman, Daskel Vabion. On Mayweather's orders, he took them to the USS Zabathu waiting in orbit, then the Zabathu proceeded to rendevouz with the Pioneer at the Ware hub complex. On the Way there, the Zabathu was disabled by a Ware command ship, and Kartikeyan and the others were take captive. Along with his shipmates and the Andorian crew Kartikeyan was placed on Ware battleships in the fleet that attempted to retake the complex from the Federation task force, but the Starfleet ships managed to retrieve them unharmed. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Uncertain Logic)
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