In the year 2165, she was a passenger aboard the Menaik trading vessel Velelev, and was abducted by a Ware trading station at which they docked. The crew of the Velelev believed her to be dead and continued with their journey.
Six weeks later, the Velelev returned to the same station, where they made contact with the Federation starship USS Pioneer. Upon learning about Nimthu's disappearance, the Pioneer launched a successful rescue operation. Pioneer set a course for TeMenaik to bring her home, but after a few days of travel a two Ware battleships intercepted them. They crippled Pioneer and beamed Nimthu away. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Uncertain Logic)