Three B'ru'ks detected the CS Iason in the V343 system, the first time the Kilrathi ever encountered a Terran ship. Once it was detected, they changed to intercept Iason. Two scout Ferrets were sent to investigate, but one was hit. The Terran Terran captain made several failed attempts to contact the ships but there was no reply.
Eventually one of the ships transmitted a video signal to the Iason, inviting the Terran captain to open a two-way channel, making themselves visible to the Kilrathi; whereas the Kilrathi sent only the image of an unadorned bulkhead. Shortly later the Kilrathi transmitted the radio order to open fire and all three ships opened fire simultaneously. Iason returned fire and attempted to retreat at top speed but the Kilrathi followed and destroyed it. Kilrathi boarding parties arrived and gutted the ship.
Meanwhile, James Taggart, the only survivor of the Iason, was salvaged by one of the ships, and was kept inside a dark room, but he could not notice anything in there, and after a few weeks he was transferred to another ship.
- ↑ Chris McCubbin, Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook, Inquiry Into the Loss of the Odysseus-Class Naval Exploratory Vessel CS Iason Reg E-1456
- ↑ Chris McCubbin, Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook, Inquiry Into the Capture and Subsequent Escape and Return of Commander Taggart