Nicholas only has 1 Carrier and it's now in an activated system so it cannot move. He would like to expand his empire if possible.
However, he does have "Stasis Capsules" technology. This technology advance allows him to carry 1 Ground Force with his Dreadnought. He also has a Strategic Objective that encourages him to take control of Mecatol Rex.
He activates an adjacent system, and using his Dreadnought as a transport, picks up 1 Ground Force from his Home System and uses it to take the neutral planet "Sakulag". This also brings the Dreadnought one system closer to Mecatol Rex.
The new planet "Sakulag" is added to the planets in the player area.
Proceed to Steve's second move.