- 1 Donatu System
- 2 Aboard the Axon
- 2.1 Chasing Shadows
- 2.1.1 Head to the Bridge
- 2.1.2 Defeat Cardassian Security Teams
- 2.1.3 Disable Forcefield
- 2.1.4 Continue to the Bridge
- 2.1.5 Investigate Strange Occurrence in Mess Hall
- 2.1.6 Gather Medical Tools from Medbay
- 2.1.7 Conduct Autopsy on Dead Cardassian
- 2.1.8 Search for Unusual Energy Signatures
- 2.1.9 Investigate Energy Signatures on the Bridge
- 2.1.10 Defeat Devidians
- 2.1.11 Defeat Phantasm
- 2.1.12 Access Bridge Console
- 2.1.13 Return to Ship
- 2.1 Chasing Shadows
- 3 Donatu Sector
- 4 Post-Completion
Donatu System[edit | edit source]
Power Struggle[edit | edit source]
Enter the Donatu System to find a battle already in progress.
I can understand the Klingons being here. They've been trying to claim this system for months. But why the True Way normally don't leave Cardassian space. They have no reason to be here.
They're refusing to respond to our hails, sir. We may have to board one of their ships to get some answers.
I can understand Starfleet being here -- they've been giving us trouble in this sector for years, but why would the True Way be here?
I recommend that we attempt to board one of their ships, sir. We could get some answers ... and destroy the hated Cardassians face-to-face!
Defeat the Enemy Fleets[edit | edit source]
Three groups of True Way ships are engaging three groups of ships from your enemy faction. Move in for a three-sided brawl and defeat all of them. You'll have some allies to assist you in the fight.
Disable the Axon[edit | edit source]
The Axon is a Keldon-class vessel, and will be disabled rather than destroyed when defeated.
Approach the Axon[edit | edit source]
Once the Axon is disabled and you have a moment out of combat, one of your Bridge Officers will inform you of its status.
Her warp core is stable for now. Recommend we get a closer look.
Her warp core is stable, Captain. I recommend we get a closer look.
Board the Axon[edit | edit source]
Once all hostile foes have been defeated, you will be able to beam aboard the Axon to find out what the True Way are doing so far from Cardassian space.
We can leave on your orders.
Aboard the Axon[edit | edit source]
Chasing Shadows[edit | edit source]
Head to the Bridge[edit | edit source]
Your away team beams into a heavily damaged cargo hold, with a force field sealing a hull breach in one corner.
A Cardassian security team is waiting in ambush at the first intersection, in fact.
Defeat Cardassian Security Teams[edit | edit source]
Down the cross corridor there is an engineering room containing two Cardassian security teams.
At the far end of the room, a force field blocks your progress. You can scan the forcefield.
If we can reroute power away from those systems, then they will be unable to block our passage.
Their pathetic attempts to stop us will be unsuccessful. If we can reroute power away from those systems, then they will be unable to block our passage.
Disable Forcefield[edit | edit source]
A couple of the consoles in the room can be used to remove the force field.
Continue to the Bridge[edit | edit source]
At the next intersection there is another Cardassian ambush waiting. Beyond the ambush you will find the mess hall.
At the mess hall you will encounter a strange blue light, and... something attacking the Cardassians.
The Cardassians, however, are more than happy to attack you as soon as you show your face.
Investigate Strange Occurrence in Mess Hall[edit | edit source]
Once the Cardassians are defeated, you can investigate the strange, floating blue figure and what it was doing. There is a dead Cardassian lying near the exit from the room; perhaps a scan of it will yield more information.
Sir, this Cardassian doesn't have any wounds on him. But my readings show that he was dead before we entered this room.
I recommend that we find a medkit and perform an examination of the corpse. We need to know more about what happened to him.If he was attacked by those creatures, we need to be cautious. Any contact may be lethal.
My eyes may be playing tricks on me, but I thought I saw some sort of creature ...
Captain, this Cardassian doesn't have any wounds on him. But my readings show that he was dead before we entered this room.
I recommend that we find a medkit and perform an examination of the corpse. We need to know more about what happened to him.If he was attacked by those creatures, we need to be ready. They are a threat and must be destroyed!
Proceed onwards to the Medbay to gather the tools necessary for a more thorough investigation.
Gather Medical Tools from Medbay[edit | edit source]
As you enter the Medbay, the lights flicker again, and you catch a glimpse of another floating blue figure standing above a fallen Cardassian and doing... something.
Time to do some investigating. Might want to start by investigating the Cardassian the blue figure was floating over.
There is a medkit next to the body, but without knowing where to start, it is probably a good idea to look around a little more first.
Read Patient Records[edit | edit source]
Investigate the patient records. Perhaps something the Cardassian Chief Medical Officer recorded will serve as a clue.
Patient record: Patient 785234
Patient suffered a neurological event resembling a cerebrovascular accident while sedated and was unable to be resuscitated.Further examination into the patient's death is pending an autopsy by the CMO.
Patient record: Patient 864531
Patient died 6.2 hours after injury.
Due to the extreme rate of deterioration in the patient an infection is unlikely. Fear of a contagious agent being responsible has resulted in quarantine protocols being enacted.A cause of death has yet to be determined. Corpse will be placed in stasis field pending further examination by the CMO.
Patient record: Patient 904651
Patient returned as instructed, complaining of headache, elevated body temperature and nausea. White cell count was elevated, and preliminary analysis showed signs of systemic infection resulting from contamination of wound site.
Patient was held in sickbay for treatment and observation, however, the infection spread rapidly and treatment with standard antibiotics was unsuccessful.
A more rigorous treatment regime was formulated, but also proved unsuccessful. Patient's vital functions ceased. Cause of death: circulatory system failure resulting from sepsis.The patient's body has been prepared for transport back to Cardassia Prime.
Patient record: Patient 962456
Patient returned several hours later saying that neither the medication nor rest had helped. Patient was treated with a larger dose of hydrocortilene and admitted to sickbay for observation. During this period patient fell unconscious and was unable to be revived.An autopsy was conducted using a
Patient record: Patient 874512
Quarantine protocols put in place on CMO's orders, and a level 8 force field is in use to prevent the spread of unknown, possibly infectious agent. Force field may not be disabled without command-level voice authorization.An autopsy on the patient was conducted using a
Conduct Autopsy on Dead Cardassian[edit | edit source]
Choose the Neuralite Probe.
Using the Neuralyte Probe, investigate the Cardassian again.
It's almost as if he was drained by an outside source. All of the brain's activity came to a complete stop as its energy was depleted.
Sir, there is a great deal of interference being picked up by the tricorder, most likely the result of an energy residue from whatever was used to do this to the Cardassian. Perhaps we can track it down by following the energy trail.
There is a science lab across the hall from the medbay. It should have access to the ship's internal sensors.
Search for Unusual Energy Signatures[edit | edit source]
In the room opposite the Medbay, there are consoles that can be used to scan for unusual energy signatures.
Please Define Parameters for Scan Query
Nuclear Fission Reaction:
Triolic waves are harmful to humanoids. We will not be able to be in the area for long, and the Cardassians would be subject to the deleterious effects as well. They would not knowingly use triolic energy.
I'd suggest we take a closer look. Whatever is causing the triolic waves probably is reponsible for the deaths of the Cardassians in the mess hall.
Investigate Energy Signatures on the Bridge[edit | edit source]
Head toward the bridge. As you approach the corridor, the lights flicker again, and one of the floating blue figures floats past in front of you.
Head to the turbolift at the end of the corridor and take it to the bridge to confront the menace.
Defeat Devidians[edit | edit source]
As you emerge from the turbolift, the lights flicker blue, and this time stay that way.
There are numerous of the floating blue aliens on the bridge, all apparently absorbing energy from the Cardassians there.
Defeat Phantasm[edit | edit source]
Once all the Devidians are defeated, the Phantasm appears to face you.
Access Bridge Console[edit | edit source]
Now that you've gotten a good look at the mysterious aliens, they can be identified.
What's curious, though, is that Devidians are out-of-phase with us. Normally we can't see them without a subspace force field tuned with an extremely sensitive phase discriminator. We didn't have that. So how are they appearing in our reality?
I recommend checking the Axon crew's log entires. Maybe they were doing something that made it easier for the Devidians to exist here.
The consoles to the left of the captain's chair will allow you to access the ship's files, including the logs.
The Chief Medical Officer is concerned about casualties. It is his job to be concerned. Mine is to operate this ship at peak efficiency. I have read his report about unexplained deaths and dismissed it. There is always an explanation. He simply hasn't looked hard enough.
I cannot let his failings disrupt our mission. Gul Madred's abduction by Starfleet has left a void in our organization. New leaders with the will to use whatever means are necessary to free our people from Federation tyranny are needed.If all goes well, after this campaign I will be seen as one of those leaders.
Chief Engineer's Log:
Four crewmen down -- one died in battle with Klingon forces, but three others died in accidents. I have spoken to the captain about launching an investigation, but he sees nothing but his dreams of glory and a return to conquest.
Unusual spike in triolic wave energy may be affecting warp core efficiency. Must speak to Driolic and see if his sensor readings have turned up anything unusual.
Letter from Majah arrived today. She and the children are well, but she worries about me. She wants me to leave the True Way and return to Cardassia Prime.
Six months ago, I would have ignored her pleas. Now, though ... I miss her, and I see no end to this fighting.Perhaps she is right.
Science Officer's Log:
My duties on a combat mission are limited, but I was pleased today to have a chance to scan the approaching Driffen's Comet.
The comet itself has not been a focus of much scientific inquiry, and it last passed through this sector in the late 23rd century. My scans, however, reveal surprising amounts of triolic wave energy emitting from the comet, as well as detectible amount of chroniton particles.
The triolic waves will unfortunately prevent a closer study of the comet. They are quite harmful to humanoid lifeforms, and the captain is loathe to jeopardize our mission for my ... curiosity. I have requested the launch of a Class I probe.
The chronitons are of even greater interest. They appear in instances of temporal disturbances, which could mean that this comet has been ... or will be ... in the presence of a temporal event. Time mechanics are so cumbersome.I must have more data, but the captain has never had much interest in science. Perhaps I will remind him that chroniton particles are harmful against the aliens who live in the Bajoran wormhole. A potential weapon to use against the Bajorans' "gods" may be of enough interest to him to divert our course.
Return to Ship[edit | edit source]
Having gathered all the information you can, it's time to return to your vessel.
I'm sure Starfleet Command would want to know that there are Devidians in the Neutral Zone.
These battlegrounds are now their feeding grounds.
I'm sure Qo'noS Command would want to know that there are Devidians in the Neutral Zone.
The battlegrounds of our war with the Federation are now feeding grounds for these creatures.
Donatu Sector[edit | edit source]
Report to Neutral Zone Contact[edit | edit source]
Return to the Neutral Zone and report your findings to your contact.
This is troublesome. There's pieces to the puzzle I don't have yet. I will reach out to my people and see if any of them have more information.Rejoin the fight against the Federation, and I will contact you as soon as I know more.
Post-Completion[edit | edit source]
After completing Skirmish, you will be able to ask a question of your mission contact regarding the events of the mission.
- What do you know about what the True Way is doing in the Neutral Zone?
Events in Cardassian space have resulted in a power vacuum of sorts among the True Way. Instead of being directed by a small group at the top, you now have a dozen or so Guls each trying to be the next "savior" of the Cardassian people.
Some of them got it into their heads that stirring up trouble between us and the Klingons in the neutral zone would drain Federation resources away from the space between Bajor and Cardassia Prime, giving the True Way an opportunity to step up their campaign of terror.
It was rather shortsighted of them. Starfleet has already compensated to ensure that our interests in that region of space are well-protected.
I'm disappointed. I've always been such a great admirer of the ruthless efficiency that the Cardassians have shown in the past.If I were you, though, I wouldn't lose any sleep over the True Way. The Devidians are a much greater concern.
- What do you know about the True Way's plans?
Events in Cardassian space have resulted in a power vacuum of sorts among the True Way. Instead of being directed by a small group of organized individuals, you now have a dozen or so Guls each determined to be the next "savior" of the Cardassian people.
Some of them got it into their heads that stirring up trouble between us and Starfleet in the neutral zone would drain Federation resources away from the space between Bajor and Cardassia Prime, giving the True Way an opportunity to step up their campaign of terror.
Their plan was short-sighted.
If the True Way had anything resembling honor, then they would have come to us and sought an alliance against the Federation. We might have agreed ... for a time.
In their own way, the Cardassians are just as devious as the Romulans. Those in the True Way may try to hide their deceptions behind the trappings of totalitarianism, but we know their hearts. They cannot be trusted.Ultimately, the Cardassians are unimportant. The Devidians are a much greater concern.