(written from a Production point of view)
In the script, five of these ships were detected in the Devolin system by the USS Enterprise-D in the anti-time present of 2370. The lead ship, commanded by Androna, contacted the Federation starship. She expressed gratitude to see Captain Jean-Luc Picard and told him that her armada had been receiving threats from the Romulan Star Empire ever since entering the Neutral Zone. She also explained to him that she and the other Terrellians had made their journey after having received word form a merchant ship that the anomaly – which she referred to as "the Light" – could heal the infirm and elderly people. After Picard expressed uncertainty about the anomaly's capabilities and replied that he might not be able to protect the Terrellian transport ships if the Romulans intervened, Androna told him that she had traveled too far and could not return, before she ended the message.