The RomulanEmpire was almost at the brink of destruction. Romulan radicals, with the permission of the Romulan government, took five Romulan warbirds and, in a last desperate act, tried to attack Earth. They remained cloaked until they reached Wolf 359, where they were detected by the USS Kelborn. The Kelborn, the Huron, and the Wonderful defended Earth. In the end, the warbirds were destroyed and the Wonderful was destroyed as well.