The War of Freedom
12 August 356 FA (Fourth Age)
In Minas Tirith, the Capital City of The Reunited Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor, all was not peaceful. There had been discontent increasing for approximately the last 2 centuries. Evil was on the increase in the Kingdom. On this day Berin son of Eldarion, son of Aragorn, King of Gondor and Arnor was consulting the palantir of Orthnac to see what was happening about the Kingdom and the nearby parts of Middle-Earth. He also looked to the sky.
What he saw in the sky terrified him, something most evil was approaching Middle Earth...
Period 47 of cycle 6479
The ship had endured a passage through a type 11 dimensional anomaly. The crew had been cut off from the Others. This was disconcerting for them, but they would adapt. The ship's sensors detected an inhabited planet nearby. They scanned it.
"Planet scanned. 11 separate sentient species detected. Most advanced society pre-industrial, late iron age. Most primitive in the the middle stone age. Their biological, and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own, aquire orbit and assimilate"
The cubically shaped monstrosity of a ship approached the planet...