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Mission: Cold Case

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Faction Cross-Faction.png Cold Case
Given by:
Surah
Level:
48+
Repeatable:
Yes
Preceded by:
“Cold Comfort”
Followed by:
“Cold Storage”
Episode:
Breen Invasion
Released:
September 18, 2010
Rewards
Skillpoints:
Lv 48: 2580 Skill point icon.png
Lv 50: 2976 Skill point icon.png
Expertise:
Lv 48: 2475 Expertise icon.png
Lv 50: 2598 Expertise icon.png
Plus one of the following:

In Cold Case the player and the Breen are racing for the Preserver star chart giving away the position of the Preserver Archive.

Synopsis[edit]

Ambassador Surah is recalling the player to Defera. Breen have been sighted at the Preserver ruins again. When the player reaches the ruins, the Breen are already gone. By entering a sequence of geometric patterns known from a Preserver site in the Begen System, a holographic piece of a star chart is unlocked. Meanwhile, Breen starships have been detected in orbit of the planet. The away team returns to the ship. The Breen ships are closing in on the ship in order to retrieve the discovered star chart.

After the skirmish with the Breen, the computer finishes the analysis of the star chart, pointing to the S'hinga System. There, a gaseous anomaly triggers the crew's interest. An analysis of the gas cloud reveals that its molecular structure was artificially engineered to give away another point of interest in the system: a nearby moon. Scanners show, that a map has been carved inside the interior of the planetoid. Two large asteroids are the destination indicated by the moon map, but only one is present in the system. As it turns out, the two asteroids must have collided at some point in the past, leaving only one intact. Using the ship's weapons, the asteroid rubble is carved from the remaining asteroid, exposing some sort of holographic projector that shows the second piece of the star chart, indicating the next stop should be the Manek System.

The Breen are already in the system and obviously on their way to leave. The player engages a squadron, believing, the ships carry another part of the map. Before the ships are destroyed, one of them transmits an unsecured message that the player's crew is able to intercept. It in fact contains another piece of the chart, pointing to Raveh II.

At Raveh II, the Breen are already attacking an archaeological dig site. The player's crew uncovers the final piece of the chart and assembles it but while they have to fight the Breen invaders, led by Thot Par, a Breen scientist manages to scan the chart and beam away, thus providing Thot Trel with the location of the Archive.

Outline[edit]

Mission Text[edit]

You must return to Defera immediately!

The Breen are searching for Preserver technology, and they have once again targeted the ruins near our city. I fear that more of my people will die, and with each death the Balance shifts. These attacks need to stop!

We are depending on you. Stop the Breen, and keep the secrets of the Preservers safe from their treachery.

Goal[edit]

Go to the Defera system, which is in the Defera Sector of the Orellius Sector Block, and stop the Breen.

Objectives[edit]

  • Descent to Defera
  • Digging Defera
    • Go To Defera
    • Assess the Situation
    • Search the Ruins for a Starmap Fragment
    • Scan the Hologram
    • Beam to Ship
  • Defera Defilade
    • Go To Defera System
    • Officer Report
    • Defeat the Breen Squadron
    • Travel to the S'hinga System
  • Preserved for Posterity
    • Go To S'hinga System
    • Analyze Anomalous Gas Pocket
    • Scan Abnormal Lunar Topography
    • Destroy Asteroid Rubble (0/3)
    • Scan the Star Chart
    • Depart System
  • Missing on Manek
    • Go To Manek System
    • Defeat Fleeing Breen Squadron
    • Analyze Wreckage
    • Depart System
  • Race to Raveh II
  • Dig Site Disaster
    • Go To Raveh II
    • Defeat Breen Guards (0/3)
    • Destroy the Cave Wall
    • Activate the Preserver Console
    • Defeat the Thot Par and Guards
    • Scan the Starchart
    • Assemble the Starchart
    • Depart System
  • Report to Ambassador Surah

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Deferi[edit]

  • Critter Rank 3 icon.png Ambassador Surah

NPC starships[edit]

Allies[edit]

  • none

Enemies[edit]

Breen Confederacy[edit]

Accolades[edit]

There are no accolades specific to this mission.

Walkthrough[edit]

Preserver Ruins[edit]

To solve the puzzle at the ruins, use the individual Rally Point buttons for each Bridge Officer. Set them on each of the four corner pads and have your character stand on the center pad. At this time, all the square panels will light up. The trick is to activate the three that you need in the proper order to unlock the starmap.

You can find a cheat sheet for the puzzle here. Do note that the diagram is not in normal "North is to the top" positioning and you'll have to check the location of the stairs to orient it correctly

Mission Replay[edit]

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 <>
48–49 title=Federation only Rear Admiral UH
title=Klingon only Major General
title=Romulan only Subadmiral II
1935 1856 X
50 title=Romulan only Vice Admiral 2232 1949 XI


Feature Episode Notes[edit]

  • Fourth of five missions of the first Feature Episode The Breen released in fall 2010. Later retitled Cold War, the missions are currently available for all factions, forming the Breen Invasion storyline episode.
  • The mission is part of the Feature Episode re-runs, and as such eligible for limited time, special mission rewards.
    • For the first Feature Episode Rerun week (May 5–11, 2011) new mission rewards were added to this episode, including making the rewards previously only available through mission replay available for selection on the first run, adding the [Supercooled Combat Impulse Engine] (a permanent addition to the mission rewards) and adding the choice of level-appropriate badges for the duration of the Rerun week.
    • During the forth Feature Episode re-run (October 31 to December 5, 2013) the mission was eligible for the daily Lobi Crystal reward (once 15 Lobi Crystal icon.png per player account and day).

Gallery[edit]

Faction Starfleet.png Federation Storyline Episodes
Tutorial “Graduation Day”“Training Cruise”“Field Promotions”“Communication Breakdown”“Assimilation of the Innocent”
Klingon War “Welcome to Earth Spacedock”“Stranded In Space”“Diplomatic Orders”“Hide and Seek”“Stop the Signal”“Researcher Rescue”“The Kuvah'Magh”“Treasure Trading Station”“Secret Orders”“Task Force Hippocrates”“Skirmish”“Spin the Wheel”“What Lies Beneath”“Everything Old is New”“Night of the Comet”“The Ultimate Klingon”“The Doomsday Device”“City on the Edge of Never”“Past Imperfect”“Temporal Ambassador”
Wasteland “Secrets of Nimbus”“The Lost City of Paradise”“Blind Men Tell All Tales”“The Undying”“A Fistful of Gorn”“Installation 18”
Romulan Mystery “Heading Out”“Under the Cover of Night”“Minefield”“Divide et Impera”“Saturday's Child”“Preemptive Strike”“Hunting the Hunters”“Project Nightingale”“By Any Means”“Ground Zero”“Ghost Ship”“Friend of My Enemy”“Taris”“Trapped”“S'harien's Swords”“The Vault”“Mine Enemy”“Frozen”“Coliseum”“Cutting the Cord”“Darkness Before the Dawn”
Cardassian Struggle “Venture into Deep Space”“Badlands”“Suspect”“War Games”“Shutdown”“Rapier”“Forging Bonds”“The Long Night”“The Tribble with Klingons”“Tear of the Prophets”“Crack in the Mirror”“The New Link”“Seeds of Dissent”“The Other Side”“Cage of Fire”“Second Wave”“Of Bajor”“Operation Gamma”“Facility 4028”“Boldly They Rode”
Borg Advance “Report to Gamma Orionis”“Where Angels Fear to Tread”“A Gathering Darkness”“Assimilation”“Fluid Dynamics”
Breen Invasion “Cold Call”“Out in the Cold”“Cold Comfort”“Cold Case”“Cold Storage”
Solanae Dyson Sphere “Sphere of Influence”“Circles within Circles”“Supply Woes”“The Contested Zone”“The Omega Standoff”“Tower Control”“A Step Between Stars”“Fluidic Destruction”“Surface Tension”
Delta Rising “Escalation”“Mindscape”“Reunion”“Friends in Unlikely Places”“Revelations”“Enemies in All the Usual Places”“The Kobali Front”“With Friends Like These...”“All That Glitters”“Know Your Enemies”“Capture the Flag”“The Dragon's Deceit”“Alliances”“Better with Friends”“Revolution”“Taking Care of Enemies”“Takedown”
Faction Klingon.png Klingon Empire Storyline Episodes
Tutorial “End of Watch”“Red Alert!”“Intruder Alert”“Challenge for Command”“Your New Command”“Journey to Qo'noS”“First City”
Empire “Duties of Command”“The Hunt is On”“Space Chase”“Manhunt”“Friend or Foe”
Warzone “Bringing Down the House”“The House Always Wins”“Test of Mettle”“Second Star to the Right, Straight on 'til Morning”“Keep Your Enemies Closer”
Fek'Ihri Return “Blood of the Empire”“Destiny”“Afterlife”“The Gates of Gre'thor”
Vigilance “A House Pursued”“House on Fire”“Alpha”“Temporal Ambassador”
Wasteland “Secrets of Nimbus”“The Lost City of Paradise”“Blind Men Tell All Tales”“The Undying”“A Fistful of Gorn”“Installation 18”
Romulan Mystery “The Vault”“Mine Enemy”“Frozen”“Coliseum”“Cutting the Cord”“Darkness Before the Dawn”
Spectres “Skirmish”“Spin the Wheel”“What Lies Beneath”“Everything Old is New”“Night of the Comet”
Dominion Domination “Venture into Deep Space”“Badlands”“Rapier”“Forging Bonds”“The Long Night”“Crack in the Mirror”“Seeds of Dissent”“The New Link”“Second Wave”“Of Bajor”“Operation Gamma”“Facility 4028”“Boldly They Rode”
Borg Advance “Report to Gamma Orionis”“Where Angels Fear to Tread”“A Gathering Darkness”“Assimilation”“Fluid Dynamics”
Breen Invasion “Cold Call”“Out in the Cold”“Cold Comfort”“Cold Case”“Cold Storage”
Solanae Dyson Sphere “Sphere of Influence”“Circles within Circles”“Supply Woes”“The Contested Zone”“The Omega Standoff”“Tower Control”“A Step Between Stars”“Fluidic Destruction”“Surface Tension”
Delta Rising “Escalation”“Mindscape”“Reunion”“Friends in Unlikely Places”“Revelations”“Enemies in All the Usual Places”“The Kobali Front”“With Friends Like These...”“All That Glitters”“Know Your Enemies”“Capture the Flag”“The Dragon's Deceit”“Alliances”“Better with Friends”“Revolution”“Taking Care of Enemies”“Takedown”
Faction Romulan Republic.png Romulan Republic Storyline Episodes
Tutorial “A Day on the Farm”“A Day in the Sun”“Virinat, Invaded”“Flight from Virinat”
From the Ashes “Explore the Flotilla”“The Helix”“Crossroads at Crateris”“Gasko Blues”“The Search for New Romulus”“Turning Point”“Neutral No More”
Allies “The Price of Neutrality”“Memory Lane”“Bigger Picture”“Smash and Grab”“Tradecraft”
In Shadows “An Inside Job”“Enemy Action”“Sleepers”“Cloak and Dagger”“Revelation”“Mind Game”“Temporal Ambassador”
Wasteland “Secrets of Nimbus”“The Lost City of Paradise”“Blind Men Tell All Tales”“The Undying”“A Fistful of Gorn”“Installation 18”
Vengeance “Voice of the Voiceless”“Abducted”“Small Packages”“Last Stand”“The Best Defense”“Turnabout”“Devil's Choice”
Freedom “Toward Freedom”“The Vault”“Mine Enemy”“Frozen”“Coliseum”“Cutting the Cord”“Darkness Before the Dawn”
Spectres “Spectres”“Skirmish”“Spin the Wheel”“What Lies Beneath”“Everything Old is New”“Night of the Comet”
Cardassian Struggle “Venture into Deep Space”“Badlands”“Rapier”“Forging Bonds”“The Long Night”“Crack in the Mirror”“Seeds of Dissent”“The New Link”“Second Wave”“Of Bajor”“Operation Gamma”“Facility 4028”“Boldly They Rode”
Borg Advance “Report to Gamma Orionis”“Where Angels Fear to Tread”“A Gathering Darkness”“Assimilation”“Fluid Dynamics”
Breen Invasion “Cold Call”“Out in the Cold”“Cold Comfort”“Cold Case”“Cold Storage”
Solanae Dyson Sphere “Sphere of Influence”“Circles within Circles”“Supply Woes”“The Contested Zone”“The Omega Standoff”“Tower Control”“A Step Between Stars”“Fluidic Destruction”“Surface Tension”
Delta Rising “Escalation”“Mindscape”“Reunion”“Friends in Unlikely Places”“Revelations”“Enemies in All the Usual Places”“The Kobali Front”“With Friends Like These...”“All That Glitters”“Know Your Enemies”“Capture the Flag”“The Dragon's Deceit”“Alliances”“Better with Friends”“Revolution”“Taking Care of Enemies”“Takedown”