Captured by the planetary security forces of New Rome, this female Starfleet ensign, whose entire diplomatic landing party has been slaughtered, is to be executed herself. She's taken to one of the planetary capital's many "pleasure arenas", where citizens come to slaver over the brutal butchery and execution of unwary female travelers. Today, these people have paid over a 1,000 credits each to ogle as this young woman is brutally disemboweled and than beheaded.