In 2370, Randy served as Commander aboard the USS Tripoli. He returned to Altair III, along with his former USS Hood colleagues to return the books to the Marrayat monastery.
During the night Randy discovered Flad Orzon had a phaser with him, despite Altairian regulations. Orzon killed him to keep it a secret. Orzon’s plan was to kill them all and take the bubble books to sell for profit.