Nicholas has the Minister of Internal Security Political Card. He can play this card at any time, and it is not an Action Card so he still gets an action this turn. The card causes 4 Ground Force units located on Mecatol Rex to become destroyed.
He plays the card and Steve has to remove the 4 Ground Force units he just built.
The card is discarded.
Nicholas activates the Abyz/Fria system.
He then moves the Destroyer, Carrier and Ground Force units from the adjacent system.
Nicholas places flags in the emptied planets that are his.
He then adds the 2 planets, exhausted, to his player area and adds 2 Trade Goods.
Steve is up.