Nicholas uses the last Command Counter in his Command Pool and activates the "New Albion/Starpoint" system.
He then moves in the Carrier from his Home System, taking along 2 Ground Force units.
He conducts a successful planetary invasion of both neutral planets in the new system and places his Ground Forces there. He collects 2 Trade Goods, 1 for conquering each planet, and he puts a flag on his Home System planet where one of the Ground Force units were originally located.
Nicholas collects the planet cards for these 2 planets and places them exhausted, face-down, in his player area.
Steve resumes the Action Phase.