In 2377 scientists on Lak'Tral began to study a recently discovered alien contagion (in fact, the Warden nanite virus), a pair of scientists soon decided to liase with the Federation on the contagion and left Lak'Tral to meet with the USS Leyte Gulf. Shortly after a Romulan task forced arrived hoping to obtain the contagion to study themselves. A battle occurred in which a Romulan Griffin class ship crashed into the colony, in orbit above the Warbird IRW Tekel took care of the base's guardian Bird-of-Prey.
On the planet, forces from the Griffin class stormed the base, capturing scientists and battling Klingon warriors. Fortunately the Bird-of-Prey was able to put out a distress call and the USS Incursion responded, driving off the Warbird and sending an away team to take care of the Romulans on the surface and rescue the scientists. (ST video game: Away Team)