Nicholas uses his last Command Counter from his Command Pool and activates the "Dal Bootha/Xxehan" system.
He then moves his Carrier and Destroyer from his Home System into the activated system. He brings along all 3 Ground Force units, leaving flags behind on the Home System planets. The new "XRD Transporters" technology allows his Carrier to reach this activated system.
Nicholas places the 2 planet cards face-down in his player area and adds 2 Trade Goods for conquering 2 new planets.
Steve is next.