Mission: A Gathering Darkness

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Faction Cross-Faction.png A Gathering Darkness
Level:
45+
Repeatable:
Yes
Followed by:
“Assimilation”
Episode:
Borg Advance
Released:
April 22, 2014
Rewards
Lv 45: 4300 Experience Point icon.png
Lv 50: 4725 Experience Point icon.png
Expertise:
4125 Expertise icon.png
Plus one of the following:


Outline[edit | edit source]

Mission Text[edit | edit source]

Federation[edit | edit source]

<rank>, what do you know about the Borg nanovirus?

The Borg aren't just assimilating individuals anymore. They've found a way to assimilate entire areas. They infect the technology, the water, the flora ... even the air. After that, it's only a matter of time until the entire planet is Borg.

If this process is allowed to continue unchecked, they'll assimilate the entire sector. And from there? They could assimilate the entire Federation.

Starfleet has a team working on a counteragent on Omicron Kappa II. We lost contact with them, and with the entire planet. We fear that the nanovirus escaped confinement and infected the planet.

We need that team and the data they have collected. Our defense plans are useless without them.

I need the <ship name> to the Omicron Kappa system. Find the researchers and bring them back.

I don't need to tell you how dangerous this is, <rank>. Watch your back ... and good luck.

Klingon[edit | edit source]

<rank>, what do you know about the Borg nanovirus?

The Borg aren't just assimilating individuals anymore. They've found a way to assimilate entire areas. They infect the technology, the water, the flora ... even the air. After that, it's only a matter of time until the entire planet is Borg.

If this process is allowed to continue unchecked, they'll assimilate the entire sector. And from there? They could assimilate the entire Federation, the Klingons ... everyone. You've seen what happens when Borg technology is used to bad ends.

Starfleet has a team working on a counteragent on Omicron Kappa II. However, Starfleet has lost contact with the colony. They fear that the nanovirus escaped confinement and the colony has been assimilated.

We need that team and the data they have collected. Our defense plans are useless without them.

I need you to take the <ship name> to the Omicron Kappa system. Find the researchers and bring them back.

I don't need to tell you how dangerous this is, <rank>. Watch your back ... and may the Elements watch over you with favor.

Goal[edit | edit source]

Rescue a Starfleet team working on a counteragent to the Borg nanovirus in the Omicron Kappa II System in the Beta Quadrant.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  • Insertion
  • The Rescue
    • Go To Omicron Kappa II
      Borg-infested Omicron Kappa II
    • Locate Research Team
    • Rescue Scientist from Borg
    • Speak to Scientist
    • Locete Scientists' Camp
    • Defeat Borg Attacking Camp
    • Beam Up Scientists
    • Talk to Head Researcher
  • Viral Solution
    • Locate Research Facility
    • Delta objective.png Search Borg Network for Iconian Data (Delta Recruits)
    • Clear a Path to the Force Field Controls
    • Wait for Cooper to Reach Controls
    • Protect Cooper while Overriding Force Field
    • Speak to Dr. Cooper
    • Locate Borg Data Node
    • Initiate Data Transfer
    • Defend Area While Transfer Completes 1:00
  • Unexpected Visitors
    The Undine focused energy beam...
    ...annihilating Omicron Kappa II
    • Exit the Facility
    • Speak to Dr. Cooper
    • Reach Beam Out Point
    • Beam Up to Ship
  • Pursuit
    • Tactical Report
    • Temporal objective.png Investigate Temporal Probe (Temporal Agent)
    • Follow the Borg Ship
    • Depart System
  • Contact Starfleet / Contact KDF

Accolades[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description How to Get Points
Cybernetic Cure-All icon.png Cybernetic Cure-All Recover the Nanovirus Cure 10

Walkthrough

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Mission Replay[edit | edit source]

This mission is repeatable through Mission Replay, although the Rewards for completing might be reduced. Items scale to a player appropriate level (Scaling Rewards), as followed:

Level Rank SP Exp Mark <>
45–49 title=Federation only Rear Admiral UH
title=Klingon only Major General
title=Romulan only Subadmiral II
1935 1856 X
50 Vice Admiral 2126 1856 XI


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • New episode released as part of Season Nine: A New Accord on April 22, 2014 and integrated into the revamped episode Borg Advance, combining the previous episodes Borg Collective and Undine Advance.
  • A Gathering Darkness is a significantly reworked version of the previous Borg Collective missions “Asset Recovery” and “Collateral Damage”, drawing heavily from the former, while only using few elements from the latter. The mission got a new storyline, included into a complete revamp of the ground map, used in the three reworked sections The Rescue, Viral Solution, and Unexpected Visitors. Most of the previous space map sections (Enemy Squared, Bombardment, Safe Passage, Portal) have been removed from game, only retaining Insertion, and adding the Pursuit cutscene ending.
  • With removal of the Hotep IV ground map, the Assimilation Acquittal story accolade was removed from game. The Cybernetic Cure-All story accolade however is still available from the new Omicron Kappa II ground map.
  • With the release of Season Ten: The Iconian War, the mission's start point was moved and renamed from Kessik IV to Omicron Kappa II.
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