STO Rise of Discovery.jpg

Mission: The Vault/Walkthrough

From Star Trek Online Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Starbase 39/Great Hall of Qo'noS[edit | edit source]

Speak to Lt. Cmdr. DeSoto/Vishka[edit | edit source]

Your first task is to speak to Lt. Cmdr. Kyle DeSoto (for Federation captains) or Vishka (for Klingon captains), who will explain the mission in further detail. Lt. Cmdr. DeSoto is a science officer (based on his comm badge and kit, as his uniform is a non-standard grey) standing just to the left of Admiral T'nae's desk, next to a cylindrical aquarium. Vishka is a female Orion wearing a bluish KDF uniform to the right of Kemek's desk, which is located in one of the side rooms off the Chancellor's Hall. This objective does not appear for Romulan captains, as they will have already acquired a small craft for “The Best Defense”.

Federation

Lt. Cmdr. Kyle DeSoto:
In order to avoid drawing too much notice, you need to "fly under the radar," so to speak.

Admiral T'nae has authorized the requisition of a shuttlecraft for you. You can fulfill the requisition in the shipyard. Once you're ready, take the shuttlecraft out to the Haakona system. If you have a runabout or other such craft available, feel free to use it, but DO NOT approach the system in a starship -- we want to avoid the notice of whoever's in the Vault. A shuttle will also be able to dock with the Vault and explore the interior.

  • Isn't this deliberately provocative, considering what happened with Zelle and the Vendor sector? (Only appears if you have completed “Divide et Impera”?)
Lt. Cmdr. Kyle DeSoto:
It's a calculated risk. That's part of the reason that we're just sending a shuttle -- we don't want to provoke the Romulans by sending in a starship unless it's absolutely necessary.
  • Is this a Section 31 mission? (Only appears if you have completed a Section 31 mission, such as “???” or the Devidian Front featured episodes?)
Lt. Cmdr. Kyle DeSoto:
What? Oh, that mythical boogeymen organization. No, this is a standard Starfleet operation, at the behest of Admiral T'nae and supported by Starfleet Intelligence.

In case you were wondering, that means that you should observe all regulations, and don't start a war.

  • What can I expect in the Vault?
Lt. Cmdr. Kyle DeSoto:
Borg technology? Thalaron weapons, like the ones used by Shinzon? Cloaking mines and heavy graviton beams? We're not entirely sure. That's why we need eyes inside.

The station itself is near a micronebula, and surrounded by a tachyon detection grid. Even a cloaked ship wouldn't be able to sneak in there. You should also expect automated defenses, like turrets and cannons. We haven't spotted any ships in the vicinity, fortunately. Although with Romulan cloaking, anything's possible.

  • What if I need support?
Lt. Cmdr. Kyle DeSoto:
Starfleet will make sure to have a ship or two in range for a rapid response in case of emergency. Hopefully, though, you'll be able to keep things quiet and that won't be necessary.Of course, missions rarely go exactly as planned.
  • No more questions.
Lt. Cmdr. Kyle DeSoto:
Very well. Remember, you MUST use a shuttlecraft, runabout, or similar small operations craft to undertake this mission. We need on-site intel from the interior of the Vault. Starfleet will not clear you to enter the Haakona system otherwise.

Good luck.

Head to the Shipyard and requisition a shuttlecraft.
You can purchase a runabout for energy credits, or purchase a Delta Flyer from the C-Store, instead of using a shuttle.

Klingon

Vishka:
Our long-range sensors have only picked up limited information about this mysterious "Vault" station. Based on our scans, it's a massive starbase, and a small ship -- like a fighter or shuttle -- could easily slip into the maintenance areas and possibly some of the interior.

Since the Romulans excel at cloaking technology, Command has decided that cunning will be more important than strength. Your task will be to infiltrate the station via a shuttle or other small craft, like a harmless glob-fly.

Any questions?

Vishka:
Unlikely. These days in the Romulan Star Empire, one hand doesn't know what the other is doing, as the Terrans say. If something arises that changes our estimation of this, you will be notified.
  • Why not simply attack the station and take what we want?
Vishka:
A station of that size would be too dangerous to make a main force attack without a massive investment of ships -- and how would we garrison and hold it once captured? It is simply too large to easily staff, notwithstanding the trouble of disarming traps and dealing with captured Romulans and their strange technologies.

We have no way of knowing what kind of fleet might be stationed there. Perhaps nothing ... perhaps a main wing of the Star Empire's navy.

We need information before we commit to a battle.

  • What can I expect at the Vault?
Vishka:
The station itself is too large to cloak. Our weapons engineers indicate that scans have detected signs of Borg weaponry and thalaron technology. There was also some combat in that area shortly after the Hobus supernova, but now it has been quiet.
  • What if I need support?
Vishka:
The I.K.S. Azetbur will remain cloaked at the edge of Romulan space and ready for a rapid incursion and pick-up if the need should arise. In the event of overwhelming enemy force, of course, we expect you to either make a clever escape or die gloriously.
  • No more questions.
Vishka:
Good hunting, Captain. Remember, you MUST use a shuttle or other small craft so that you can explore the Vault itself.
Head to the Shipyard and requisition a shuttlecraft.


Speak to Shuttle Requisition Officer in the Shipyard[edit | edit source]

this point you receive a shuttle requisition, an extra ship slot, and the accolade Size Doesn't Matter. If you do not have any shuttle-class ship, you should go acquire a shuttle; use the requisition to pick up a Type 8 Shuttlecraft if you are Federation, or a Toron Shuttle if you are Klingon. The Shuttle Requisition Officer is located in the shipyard area. There are other shuttle-class starships available, and you may use one of those if you desire, but the requisition you have been given will not work for acquiring them.

As of season 9, it is not necessary to switch your active starship to your shuttle anymore, as the mission will automatically make your shuttle the active ship when starting, and make your starship active after finishing.

Haakona System[edit | edit source]

Picking the Lock[edit | edit source]

Go to the Haakona System[edit | edit source]

In your shuttle, set course for the Psi Velorum sector block and enter the Haakona System..

Sneak into the Vault[edit | edit source]

Once you arrive in the Haakona system, you will discover a whole lot of activity for an "abandoned" station.

Bridge Officer:

Obviously, this station isn't as abandoned as intel suspected. Sensors are reading several Reman ships in the area -- and that's just the ones that we can spot.

That station is immense! It must've taken an incredible amount of manpower and technology to build it. It's almost the size of a small moon!

Sensors are reading a sophisticated tachyon detection network, as well as several patrolling vessels. Sir, for an abandoned station, this facility certainly has a lot of activity. The Romulans are experts at stealth technology. If we want to approach unseen, we must avoid confrontation and find a way to evade or jam their sensor grid. We must assume that if we engage the ships here, they'll notify whoever is left on the station, and it may become difficult to find an entry point.

Avoid patrol vessels and evade sensor nets while approaching the Vault. Consult with your officers for options.

Fighting the sort of vessels the Remans have operating in this system using just your shuttle isn't exactly a practical course of action. Consult with your bridge officer and examine some options for getting through their patrols and detection systems.

Bridge Officer:

The Remans are all over this system. If we start a fight with one of the ships, we'll probably have to fight them all. And there's no telling how many are cloaked here.

We have a number of possible options to explore.

  • Communications Satellite

Bridge Officer:

All of the construction work out here must've required the use of a lot of worker shuttles and a communication booster for them. We might be able to dig up some information about the station's communication network if we can find a subspace relay satellite.
Tactical officers can examine the subspace booster satellite for intel.
  • Derelict Ship

Bridge Officer:

Sensors are reading a small derelict worker ship near some of the asteroid debris. We might find helpful clues there.
Science officers can examine the derelict ship for useful information.
  • Stellar Debris

Bridge Officer:

The material requirements to make a base of that size must have been enormous. There's a lot of stellar debris here, probably remnants of asteroids or fragments from moons that were mined for raw materials. We might be able to do something useful with them.

One of the large asteroids has a navigational beacon -- the Romulans must have placed it there for some reason.

Engineering officers can scan the large asteroid for additional information.
  • Nebula

Bridge Officer:

There's a small patch of nebula gases near the station. The static discharges in the area are highly intense. We may be able to cover an approach to the station by traveling through the nebula.

This would be risky, because the nebula would cloud our tactical displays and interfere with our shields, but it would almost certainly keep the station's sensor grid from detecting us until we're right on top of them.

The nebula will disrupt your shields and sensors, but might offer an alternative way to sneak in.

Examine Derelict Ship [Optional][edit | edit source]

The derelict ship is located among some asteroids down and to the right of your warp-in point. It appears to be a Bird-of-Prey and is leaking warp plasma. Scan the derelict ship to see if there is anything useful that can be learned.

Bridge Officer:

Indications are that this vessel was refitted for asteroid mining. Apparently a containment failure in the engine core led to a massive radiation surge. The engine went into emergency shutdown but all of the couplings and injectors were burned out. The crew probably died due to instant radiation burns.

Looks like the vessel was stripped for parts and left derelict.

Science officers can gather data from this ship's computer.

Science Captains receive the following instead:

Bridge Officer:

Indications are that this vessel was refitted for asteroid mining. Apparently a containment failure in the engine core led to a massive radiation surge. The engine went into emergency shutdown but all of the couplings and injectors were burned out. The crew probably died due to instant radiation burns.

Looks like the vessel was stripped for parts and left derelict.

Science Captains can then perform a forensic examination of the derelict vessel and discover a way to sneak into the Vault.

Bridge Officer:

Although the vessel's engine core is a total loss, some of the backup computer systems were left intact. This vessel was used to deploy some of the tachyon detection satellites around the Vault. There's a copy of the network algorithm in the computer memory.

Sir, if we put the tachyon satellites along the final meridian into maintenance mode, we can create a gap in the detection grid that will let us slip through.

Compute the meridian to use in bypassing the tachyon net.

Bridge Officer:

If we get close to the base without passing through the detection grid, we should be able to put a satellite into maintenance mode. Then that will give us a gap that will allow us to slip in to the station itself undetected.
Approach the Vault and find a tachyon detection satellites that can be placed in maintenance mode.

This now unlocks the Science objective to place the satellites in maintenance mode (see below).

Examine Subspace Traffic Satellite [Optional][edit | edit source]

The subspace traffic satellite is located at the northern navigational beacon. Examine the subspace traffic satellite to see if there is anything useful that can be learned.

Bridge Officer:

Looks like the Romulans left this satellite as a communications booster for their short-range worker shuttles. Unfortunately, it's heavily encrypted.

We could use this to boost our own communications, but that doesn't seem to offer any way in to the station itself.

Tactical officers can use their training in electronic warfare to gain useful information from this satellite.

Tactical Captains receive the following instead:

Bridge Officer:

Looks like the Romulans left this satellite as a communications booster for their short-range worker shuttles. Fortunately for us, it's still active. Unfortunately, it's heavily encrypted.

Traffic analysis shows that the network routes its communications through a series of nodes at the station's dorsal peaks. If we flood them with excessive signal, it could cause the network to be unable to handle any signal traffic, which would give us a brief window to slip in. The alerts wouldn't go off because the station would never get the signal. We'll still have to avoid the patrols and make sure we don't get too close to the station until we make the broadcast.

Approach the Vault and use a packet storm to disrupt its sensor communications.

This now unlocks the Tactical objective to jam the station scanning controls with a packet storm.

Examine Asteroid Near Navigational Beacon [Optional][edit | edit source]

The asteroid in question is located at the southern navigational beacon. Scan the asteroid near the navigational beacon to see if there is anything useful that can be learned.

Bridge Officer:

This asteroid is unusually large, and it's clearly been mined by the Romulans, sir. It was probably used for raw construction materials, like most of the debris here.

This particular asteroid contains pergium, titanium, and duranium. It was probably tractored from a nearby system and brought here to construct hull components and power systems. We could probably cut a piece from the asteroid with our weapons, for further analysis.

Target the large asteroid and blast off a chunk. Fly in closer to conduct a material analysis of the smaller asteroid.

Bridge Officer:

Looks like the fragment has picked up a bit of residual energy from our weapon burst. It'll be radiating energy for a while. Other than that, it's ... just a rock.
Engineering officers can gain additional information thanks to their knowledge of material science.

Engineering Captains receive the following instead:

Bridge Officer:

Sir, this fragment is full of duranium. With a little bit of radiation, it'll cause duranium shadows on scanners -- which would look like a weapon suite.

If the Romulans set up their sensor net appropriately -- and the Romulans are sticklers for detail -- their scanners will exclude this kind of stellar debris. If we just give the fragment a little nudge with our tractor beam and follow along behind it, we could slip right through the sensor grid!

Use a repulsor to push the asteroid fragment, then follow it through the detection grid.

This now unlocks the Engineering objective to follow the asteroid fragment through the tachyon grid.

[Science] Place Satellites in Maintenance Mode[edit | edit source]

Science captains who have completed the Examine Derelict Ship objective can complete this objective to enter the Vault. Approach the tacheyon satellite grid. Your bridge officer will warn you as you get close.

Bridge Officer:

Approaching the tachyon grid perimeter. If we're detected by it, that will definitely alert the Remans.

When you get close enough, you will be given the opportunity to set one of the satellites in maintenance mode and slip through the hole this creates.

Bridge Officer:

The satellite's in maintenance mode, we can pass through the net.

[Tactical] Jam Station Scanning Controls with Packet Storm[edit | edit source]

Tactical captains who have completed the Examine Subspace Traffic Satellite objective can complete this objective to enter the Vault. Approach the tacheyon satellite grid. Your bridge officer will warn you as you get close.

Bridge Officer:

Approaching the tachyon grid perimeter. If we're detected by it, that will definitely alert the Remans.

When you get close enough, you will be given the opportunity to transmit the packet storm to the tachyon control grid and create a hole in the sensor coverage that you can slip through.

Bridge Officer:

Station sensor hub jammed!

[Engineering] Follow Asteroid Fragment Through Tachyon Grid[edit | edit source]

Engineering captains who have completed the Examine Asteroid Near Navigational Beacon objective can complete this objective to enter the Vault. Approach the asteroid fragment and you will be given the opportunity to engage your tractor beam in repulsor mode.

Bridge Officer:

Follow that rock!

The rock fragment will fly off at high velocity, eventually passing through the tachyon grid and narrowly missing the station. Stick close to the fragment until you are through the grid. The game seems to be at somewhat forgiving of how close you have to be to the rock as you pass through the tachyon grid, and will warn you if you stray too far from the correct flight path.

Bridge Officer:

Now leaving the wake of the fragment!

Your bridge officer will warn you as you get close to the tachyon grid. Be sure you are sticking close to the rock at this point.


Bridge Officer:

Approaching the tachyon grid perimeter. If we're detected by it, that will definitely alert the Remans.

[Romulan Republic] Use Tal Shiar Access Codes[edit | edit source]

Romulan Republic players may use Tal Shiar Access Codes to bypass all of the stations defences and fly straight to the station. If you chose to do this, you will be shown three lines of code (Lines 1-3) and a hint line (Line 0) - simply correct each of the code lines to contain the corresponding segment of the hint line (e.g. as shown in Bold / Underlined below)

0: 128---243---384

1: 128---515---620

2: 622---243---970

3: 104---763---384

Upon correctly updating all lines of code, a "Transmit" option will appear. Your bridge officer will report the station accepting you as a legitmate visitor; the grid will not disappear but you may now safely fly through it without triggering a failure.

Enter the Vault[edit | edit source]

Once you are through the tachyon net, whether you used one of the methods provided through the optional objectives, or you snuck around to the micronebula and entered from that direction, approach the station and enter it.

The Vault[edit | edit source]

Safecracking[edit | edit source]

Find a Passage Deeper into the Vault[edit | edit source]

Your shuttle now navigates massive chambers and conduits inside the Vault. The Romulans apparently didn't think Earth Space Dock went far enough...

Bridge Officer:

Picking up some unusual energy readings. We'll need to explore the accessible interior areas and see what we can find.

Looks like there's another access conduit above us. We'll have to think three-dimensionally in here. Sensor readings are also picking up a few scattered life signs.

Search the Vault interior for unusual readings and inhabitants.

Fly around the huge pillar in the center of the bay to reach the bulkhead doors opposite your entry point. Around the right side of the pillar is a Romulan Shuttle that you can try to hail.

Bridge Officer:

No response to our hails. Obviously, someone is still living in this area, though.

Obviously they don't want to talk right now, but they may prove useful later.

When you approach the doors, you will be engaged by turrets.

Bridge Officer:

We've tripped some security systems!

Destroy the turrets.

Scan Bulkhead Doors[edit | edit source]

Once you have destroyed the turrets, approach and then scan the bulkhead doors to see if there is a way past them

Bridge Officer:

The doors are a massive set of interior bulkhead doors -- they're segmenting the different parts of the base. Possibly a safety measure in case something went wrong in one of the central areas?

Access appears to be controlled by use of security keys. We can disable it if we can find a code block that matches part of a security key.

Find and Use Security Codes to Open Bulkhead Doors[edit | edit source]

You should be given the opportunity to scan the turret debris, which will reveal the security code you need to proceed. If not, fly around a bit near the turrets you destroyed until you are able to perform the scan.

Bridge Officer:

This defense turret was hooked into part of the security network. There's a security code in its subsystem -- code block 6750.

Access Security Code Block 6750[edit | edit source]

Now to try the security key.

Bridge Officer:

The security key is on a rotation. Each code block matches a piece of one key. Key in the appropriate code when the rotation matches to it.

Trying a code on the wrong rotation will probably invalidate that code, so be careful with the timing!

Select the appropriate code block when it matches part of the cycling key.

The code will keep cycling every 3 seconds or so. When the key to input (6750) appears as part of the Current Key Code being displayed, the number 6750 in the "Input Key:" will turn orange. Transmit the key at this time and the doors will open.

Bridge Officer:

Got it!

If you input the key at the wrong time, you'll need to find some other way through the bulkhead doors. Remember that Romulan shuttle? Head back to where it is flying around around and your bridge officer remarks that they are getting life sign readings.

Bridge Officer:

Sir, I'm reading life signs in some of these living quarters.

Once you are close enough to the shuttle, you are given the option to hail the station inhabitants. You will make contact with a Romulan Survivor.

Romulan Survivor:

Who ... who are you and what do you want? What are you doing here?
  • I'm investigating dangerous energy readings coming from this station.

Romulan Survivor:

There's nothing left here. Just a giant derelict. It would be best if you left before you find yourself in the middle of something terrible, Starfleet.
  • If this station is derelict, why are there people here?
Romulan Survivor:
While the military may still be strong, survivors from the death of our homeworld are still recovering. Those with powerful allies have fled to more secure colony planets, but common people -- like me -- have to make do as best we can without the supplies and protection of the military, or the aid of our fleets. We survive where we can and take what we must.

It is a miserable, wretched existence.
  • This is the price of Romulan arrogance.
Romulan Survivor:
Cold words from an intruder! I am unsurprised that now, when the Empire has suffered its greatest devastation, scavengers swoop in like honorless dogs, ready to take whatever they can find.

For my part, I will give you nothing!
The Romulan Survivor will cut off the conversation at this point. You can hail them try again.
  • The Star Empire will survive.
Romulan Survivor:
The Empire may survive, but what of her people? We will die in cold space or at the knives of Klingons and Humans.
  • Perhaps we could reach an agreement?
Romulan Survivor:
I'm scavenging a living here, and things are worse since the Remans arrived. They kill us wherever they find us, the ungrateful beasts.

If you could provide a Shield Generator, Provisions and Medical Supplies, I would gladly tell you what I know.
  • I will consider your offer.
This ends the conversation, and gives you a new objective to provide the refugees with some needed commodities: Provisions, Medical Supplies, and Shield Generators.
  • The Empire's downfall is a result of its own rash acts and arrogance.
Romulan Survivor:
Cold words from an intruder! I am unsurprised that now, when the Empire has suffered its greatest devastation, scavengers swoop in like honorless dogs, ready to take whatever they can find.

For my part, I will give you nothing!
This ends the conversation as above.
  • What would you have of me?
Romulan Survivor:
I'm scavenging a living here, and things are worse since the Remans arrived. They kill us wherever they find us, the ungrateful beasts.

If you could provide a Shield Generator, Provisions and Medical Supplies, I would gladly tell you what I know.
  • I will consider your offer.
This ends the conversation, and gives you a new objective to provide the refugees with some needed commodities, as above.
  • I'm ready to handle any trouble that I might find. And I'm not about to back down.
Romulan Survivor:
Brave explorer, are you?

Hah! Look what all that ambition wrought for our mighty Star Empire. You may think that you're undefeatable, but when your homeworld is blown apart, when everything you care about is reduced to cinders, you realize exactly how tenuous your position in the galaxy really is.
  • The Empire has many other worlds. There are still survivors.
Romulan Survivor:
While the military may still be strong, survivors from the death of our homeworld are still recovering. Those with powerful allies have fled to more secure colony planets, but common people -- like me -- have to make do as best we can without the supplies and protection of the military, or the aid of our fleets. We survive where we can and take what we must.

It is a miserable, wretched existence.
  • This is the price of Romulan arrogance.
See above for conversation options.
  • The Star Empire will survive.
See above for conversation options.
  • What would you have of me?
See above for conversation options.
  • This station is a testament to all of the technologies and weapons that the Romulan Star Empire never should have used.
Romulan Survivor:
Cold words from an intruder! I am unsurprised that now, when the Empire has suffered its greatest devastation, scavengers swoop in like honorless dogs, ready to take whatever they can find.

For my part, I will give you nothing!
This ends the conversation as above.
  • That's beside the point. I need to reach some of the other areas of the station.
Romulan Survivor:
Why would you want to go deeper into the station? To steal what remaining secrets you can from the once-great Romulan people?
  • Our scanners have detected dangerous energy readings, and we mean to discover what is happening.
Secret Command Codes icon.png
Incomplete and/or missing data.
This article or section does not list all values or entries associated with the discussed subject. Please add any missing statistics or items to the corresponding tables, lists and placeholders.
  • Surely there must be other survivors in this station?
Romulan Survivor:
While the military may still be strong, survivors from the death of our homeworld are still recovering. Those with powerful allies have fled to more secure colony planets, but common people -- like me -- have to make do as best we can without the supplies and protection of the military, or the aid of our fleets. We survive where we can and take what we must.

It is a miserable, wretched existence.
  • This is the price of Romulan arrogance.
See above for conversation options.
  • The Star Empire will survive.
See above for conversation options.
  • What would you have of me?
See above for conversation options.
  • The once-great Romulan people? Great in treachery and deceit, perhaps.
Romulan Survivor:
Cold words from an intruder! I am unsurprised that now, when the Empire has suffered its greatest devastation, scavengers swoop in like honorless dogs, ready to take whatever they can find.

For my part, I will give you nothing!
This ends the conversation as above.
  • That's beside the point. I need to reach some of the other areas of the station.
Romulan Survivor:
There's nothing left here. Just a giant derelict. It would be best if you left before you find yourself in the middle of something terrible, Starfleet.
  • If this station is derelict, why are there people here?
See above for conversation options.
  • I'm ready to handle any trouble that I might find. And I'm not about to back down.
See above for conversation options.
  • You don't look like you're in much of a position to be asking the questions here.

Romulan Survivor:

Brave explorer, are you?

Hah! Look what all that ambition wrought for our mighty Star Empire. You may think that you're undefeatable, but when your homeworld is blown apart, when everything you care about is reduced to cinders, you realize exactly how tenuous your position in the galaxy really is.
  • The Empire has many other worlds. There are still survivors.
See above for conversation options.
  • This station is a testament to all of the technologies and weapons that the Romulan Star Empire never should have used.
See above for conversation options.
  • That's beside the point. I need to reach some of the other areas of the station.
See above for conversation options.

Federation

  • I mean you no harm. I just want to talk.
Secret Command Codes icon.png
Incomplete and/or missing data.
This article or section does not list all values or entries associated with the discussed subject. Please add any missing statistics or items to the corresponding tables, lists and placeholders.

Klingon

  • You had best answer my questions, or I will turn this craft's weapons against your bolthole!
Secret Command Codes icon.png
Incomplete and/or missing data.
This article or section does not list all values or entries associated with the discussed subject. Please add any missing statistics or items to the corresponding tables, lists and placeholders.

Bring a Shield Generator, crate of Provisions, and Medical Supplies to the Romulan Refugees[edit | edit source]

If your conversation with the Romulan Survivor ranged into discussion of the needs of the refugees, she will have requested that you provide some relief supplies, namely one commodity unit each of Provisions, Medical Supplies, and Shield Generators. Federation captains will have no trouble replicating such supplies. Klingon captains, on the other hand, can't simply turn to their replicators to solve the problem. Don't worry, they have a different way of gaining the information they need from the Romulans...

Hail the refugees a second time.

Romulan Survivor:

What do you want?

Federation

  • I have brought the supplies that you requested.

Romulan Survivor:

Very well. As far as I know, this station was a research facility for various ... illicit technologies. I'm not sure what kinds of secrets the military kept here, but some of us have scavenged up useful components or even weapons.

The station has its own power supply, although many areas are dangerous, or secured against intruders, or under the control of the Remans now.

Liharr, one of the other survivors living here, said that he saw some kind of autonomous cybernetic technology closer to the station core. I don't know what that would be, but he said it looked dangerous. Shvara, a doctor, said that this area was still safe for habitation but further out one of the pylons was emitting dangerous amounts of radiation.

To reach the deeper parts of the station, you will need to bypass the containment force field. It uses a cycling timed security check, so if you have a key code sequence, you must synchronize your key with the check. I have a personal override code that will bypass the synchronization check. I will give you this data.

May the Elements watch over us all.
  • Thank you for the information.
Secret Command Codes icon.png
Incomplete and/or missing data.
This article or section does not list all values or entries associated with the discussed subject. Please add any missing statistics or items to the corresponding tables, lists and placeholders.
  • I can take you with us, if you wish.
Romulan Survivor:
No ... I have responsibilities to people here. You can't take all of us. And where would you take us? To be questioned by your government, because we would all be suspected as spies?

We must all make our own way in the universe, and play the game as it unfolds.

Jolan tru, Captain.
The Romulan Survivor terminates the conversation, but you now have the personal override code you need to continue.
  • I still wish to know more about the station.

Romulan Survivor:

Why would you want to go deeper into the station? To steal what remaining secrets you can from the once-great Romulan people?
  • Our scanners have detected dangerous energy readings, and we mean to discover what is happening.
See conversation options from first conversation.
  • Surely there must be other survivors in this station?
See conversation options from first conversation.
  • The once-great Romulan people? Great in treachery and deceit, perhaps.
See conversation options from first conversation.

Klingon

  • I wonder why I should bother bringing you these supplies? What do you have that is worth my time?

Romulan Survivor:

I can provide you with a security code that will let you pass through the bulkhead doors. That must be worth something!
  • Very well, I'll look into finding these supplies.
The conversation terminates at this point, and you must either produce the commodities the Romulan refugees need in exchange for their information, or try a different conversational route.
  • Doubtless that would be on your personal data device ... the one that I'm beaming over now. End transimission.
No need to talk to the Romulan refugees any more: you've got the only thing of value they had to offer and you can now continue investigating the station.
  • I still wish to know more about the station.
Secret Command Codes icon.png
Incomplete and/or missing data.
This article or section does not list all values or entries associated with the discussed subject. Please add any missing statistics or items to the corresponding tables, lists and placeholders.

Access Personal Override Code 3449[edit | edit source]

Return to the bulkhead doors and try the security key again.

Bridge Officer:

The security key is on a rotation. Each code block matches a piece of one key. Key in the appropriate code when the rotation matches to it.

Trying a code on the wrong rotation will probably invalidate that code, so be careful with the timing!

Select the appropriate code block when it matches part of the cycling key.

As before, the code will keep cycling every 3 seconds or so. However, with the personal override code you received from the Romulan refugee, you can input it at any time and it will work (as indicated by the fact that it remains orange no matter how many times the code cycles).

Bridge Officer:

Got it!

Proceed Deeper into the Vault[edit | edit source]

Through the doors is a huge "corridor" that you can fly down. Watch out for the energy discharges.

If you are attempting the mission in a Type 8 Shuttle, your bridge officer will take the time to comment on your choice of vessel.

Bridge Officer:

That was a little rough. This would be easier if we had a runabout or a Delta Flyer.

Passing through the first leg of the corridor, there are a number of items that can be scanned:

EPS Conduits

Bridge Officer:

There's still power in most of the station. Some of these conduits are damaged; keep an eye out for energy discharges.


Microgravity Storage Crates

Bridge Officer:

Microgravity storage crates -- mostly construction supplies. No weapons or unusual energy signatures.


Abandoned Fighter

Bridge Officer:

Looks like whoever was at this launch bay decided to leave this fighter behind.

Around the bend in the corridor is another set of turrets, as well as some energy fields which will strip away your shields and damage your hull if you fly through them. Keep an eye out for the gaps (they are constantly moving); if you fly through them you can avoid taking damage. Regardless, try to avoid going through the fields while battling the turrets.

Once you are past, proceed through the next set of doors and into the central chamber.

Scan Borg Sphere for Anomalous Energy[edit | edit source]

Bridge Officer:

Above us -- that's a Borg sphere! The Romulans must've used this base as a storage facility and research area for Borg technology.

Fly up to the Borg sphere to scan it. There are some electrical discharges (at the tops of the towers below the sphere) which can be analyzed on your way.

Bridge Officer:

Electrical discharges, probably from ionization leaking from the sphere and the research nodes. We should be cautious about flying too close to them.

Once you are close enough, scan the Borg sphere.

Bridge Officer:

The Borg sphere is dormant -- like it's been put to sleep. It's not the source of the strange readings that long-range scans detected.

Looks like the sphere's hooked into part of the local systems network. We should be able to exit through the other doors now ... probably a safety precaution to keep them locked.

Continue Searching the Vault for Anomalous Readings[edit | edit source]

With the objective complete, proceed across the chamber to the doors opposite the ones you entered.

There are a couple more turrets in the corridor you are entering, as well as those energy fields again. Proceed through and around the corner. As you approach the next set of doors, your bridge officer will jinx it...

Bridge Officer:

Quiet in this area -- too quiet.

Entering the final chamber, your bridge officer will inform you of some unusual energy readings.

Bridge Officer:

Unusual energy readings from the other side of that pillar, sir.

Proceed around the central pillar. Find the Thalaron Reactor and scan it.

Parley with the Reman Commander[edit | edit source]

Bridge Officer:

Sir, this is it! This was a weapons lab -- an industrial research and fabrication facility where the Romulans built thalaron weapons!

If the Remans have infiltrated this base, they must be trying to secure those weapons ...

Now you can give your bridge officer a glare for that "It's too quiet..." comment earlier.

Reman Captain:

Ah, so our intruder finally arrives at the heart of the matter. Have you seen all that you came to see, little spy?
  • Who are you?

Obisek:

Does it really matter? Call me Obisek, if a name is that important to you.
  • What are you doing here?

Obisek:

That should be obvious. I intend to make use of this station to further my agenda. Your presence, however, is a bit more ... curious.

I expect that you are operating under the shroud of Empress Sela, whether you realize it or not.
  • I'm not an agent of Empress Sela.
Federation
Obisek:
Did you know that Sela's mother was a human, and a Starfleet officer, no less? Given Starfleet's many attempts at interference with the Romulan Star Empire over the years, it is quite obvious that at least some elements of both organizations are cooperating.

Either that ... or possibly your Starfleet has been tricked into doing the empress's bidding.
  • Starfleet is a peaceful organization of exploration, not a political tool.

Klingon

Obisek:
The Klingon Empire's intelligence services can hardly match the Tal Shiar and the cunning of Empress Sela. The most likely scenario is that you are here simply because there was a trail of breadcrumbs for you to follow.

You still do what Sela wants, but she cannot be implicated in your actions.
  • The Klingon Empire has learned through hard experience how to see through Romulan treachery.


Obisek:
Your protests will do you no good, in any case. I expected interference, and I have taken steps to ensure that you will not disrupt my plans.
  • You must know that the Galactic powers will not permit you to use thalaron weapons.
Obisek:
I'm not especially interested in what you will or will not permit. My only interest is proving a point to the Romulans. My people have been hounded across the stars. We have been separated from our loved ones and had our homes destroyed. Our ships have been attacked, and our warriors slain by treachery.No more! We will take the fight to them, and we will be free!}Obisek: I'm not especially interested in what you will or will not permit. My only interest is proving a point to the Romulans. My people have been hounded across the stars. We have been separated from our loved ones and had our homes destroyed. Our ships have been attacked, and our warriors slain by treachery.

No more! We will take the fight to them, and we will be free!
-> See Continue at bottom
  • How did you know that I was coming?
Obisek:
Do you really think that I would proceed with such a dangerous plan without my own sources of intelligence? Now that we have come to this exchange, it hardly matters how we arrived here. What is important now is how we proceed.
-> See Continue at bottom
  • Even if I were an operative of Sela, how would that change the situation?
Obisek:
Points for your keen observation regarding the precariousness of your situation. In short, it does not. You are an interloper and a potential wrinkle in my plans, so you must be eliminated.
  • If I knew the nature of your plans, we could arrange some mutually beneficial solution.
Obisek:
Never rely on the noble intentions of spies and thieves, Captain, and both of us are either one or the other.
  • [Diplomacy] Since we are on similar footing, the least we can do is show courtesy.
Obisek:
I appreciate your level-headedness in an unfortunate situation. As you must have surmised, though, I have already located the thalaron weapons that I need. One of my ships has completed transporting them, and soon we shall make our first strike against the Romulans in our war for liberation.

Sadly, we cannot trust any outside powers to ally with us. Our freedom must be won by our own hands.
  • [Diplomacy] The Federation has always promoted freedom. While I cannot condone the use of thalaron weapons, I can empathize with your plight.
Obisek:
Your honesty under pressure is refreshing. Lesser beings would be scheming to learn my plans or begging for mercy. Your intellect and discretion do you credit.
  • I cannot condone the use of thalaron weapons, despite your justifications.
Obisek:
Frankly, I am astonished by your commitment to principle. I had a very low opinion of Starfleet officers. Sadly, this means that you are also a determined enemy, and a dangerous one. I will allow you to explore the station at your leisure, but I cannot allow you to leave.

I'm sure you understand my position. Perhaps at some future time, when the Reman people are free, I will be able to free you, as well. I must warn you that if you attempt to leave, my warship will have no choice but to destroy your craft. Farewell.
If you reach this point in the dialog, Obisek will end the conversation and you will be left unmolested in the final chamber and can gather data (in the form of four schematics) from various research data nodes around the chamber. However, you will notice that the objective Parley with the Reman Commander has not been completed, so you'll have to talk to him again and take a different line.
  • The use of thalaron weapons will have lasting repercussions.
Obisek:
I will deal with the future when it arrives. For me, there is no tomorrow until my people are free. However, I respect your commitment to your position. It is a shame that you must be eliminated.
-> See Continue at bottom
  • Your position will be a precarious one, even if you win your freedom from the Romulans.
Obisek:
I will deal with the future when it arrives. For me, there is no tomorrow until my people are free. However, I respect your commitment to your position. It is a shame that you must be eliminated.
-> See Continue at bottom
  • My only intention is to determine what is amiss in this station.
Obisek:
You are suitably informed now, I trust. Sadly for you, one of my ships has already finished loading the thalaron weapons, so you have become the only loose end in my operation. ... I despise loose ends.
-> See Continue at bottom
  • I'm here to investigate unusual scanner readings from this station.
Obisek:
Doubtless you have discovered the source of those readings. Understand that I have little desire to unleash this sort of destruction, but my hand is forced.

The Reman people will only be liberated if we are able to make a clear and decisive stand against the Romulans. The technology of this station will allow us to do so.
Federation
  • The Federation could assist the Remans in their desire to separate from the Romulan people.
Obisek:
Just as your Federation offered assistance to the Romulans before the supernova of Hobus and the subsequent destruction of Romulus? No, history has shown that I cannot trust in the "good intentions" of the Federation.

An oppressed people must be ready to seize their liberty through any means available to them. The technology of this station has provided me with indisputable means.

Klingon

  • The Klingon Empire would welcome the chance to do battle against the Romulans as allies of the Remans.
Obisek:
Klingon allegiance is to whatever cause or ally that will provide them with battle and conquest. I will not trade the Romulan yoke upon my people for a new one of Klingon design.


  • Even if you succeed, you must find a way to normalize relations. You will need allies.
Obisek:
I will deal with the future when it arrives. For me, there is no tomorrow until my people are free. However, I respect your commitment to your position. It is a shame that you must be eliminated.
-> See Continue at bottom
  • The use of thalaron weapons is deliberately provocative to other galactic powers.
Obisek:
I am prepared to take that risk. I strongly suspect that the Federation and the Klingons will not have any desire to test our mettle once all Reman ships are armed with thalaron weapons.

Regardless, this will all be over soon enough. My plans are for liberation, not conquest.
  • But what is the price of your liberation?
Obisek:
I am not a Romulan, and I do not allow passion to rule my intellect. I understand the risks of my actions. While there will certainly be strife and hardship in the future, at least it will be a future that the Reman people are free to face for themselves.
  • Continue
Obisek:
I will deal with the future when it arrives. For me, there is no tomorrow until my people are free. However, I respect your commitment to your position. It is a shame that you must be eliminated.
-> See Continue at bottom
  • The Romulans are not fools. The Tal Shiar must suspect Reman motives.
Obisek:
The Romulans are too busy squabbling over who will pick up the pieces of their empire. I mean to demonstrate in no uncertain terms that unless the Remans are given liberty to go their own way, there will be much less of their empire left.
-> See Continue at bottom
  • Neither of us us supposed to be here, I suspect.
Obisek:
Never rely on the noble intentions of spies and thieves, Captain, and both of us are either one or the other.
  • [Diplomacy] Since we are on similar footing, the least we can do is show courtesy.
Conversation continues per Diplomacy options above
  • My only intention is to determine what is amiss in this station.
Obisek:
You are suitably informed now, I trust. Sadly for you, one of my ships has already finished loading the thalaron weapons, so you have become the only loose end in my operation. ... I despise loose ends.
-> See Continue at bottom
  • Continue

Obisek:

I am afraid our time is at an end. My associates have already finished loading the thalaron weapons that we need, and I have other operations to manage.

I think we both know what happens now. ... May your death be quick and valorous.

Escape![edit | edit source]

If you were sufficiently diplomatic with Obisek, you will not be attacked until you leave the bay you are currently in. If you were not, you will be immediately attacked by multiple Scorpion Fighters. Fight off the first bunch, blast the door locking mechanism, and begin your escape.

Note: Firing a high yield torpedo salvo at Scorpion fighters almost immediately after you come within engagement range will often catch them while they are cloaking (and hence have their shields dropped) and still bunched together, giving a good chance to take out several of them in a single attack.

A group of Scorpion Fighters will attack you once you enter the corridor, and another one will attack as you are rounding the bend: if you time it correctly, you can catch them with their shields down as they pass through the energy fields.

As you reach the doors at the end of the corridor, another group of Scorpion Fighters attack.

There is now a Reman Mogai Escort in the central chamber. Unless you are traveling with an ambitious team, you should avoid this opponent. Skirt the edge of the central chamber, staying out of its engagement radius, and make for the bulkhead doors at the far side.

Bridge Officer:

Blast the door locks!

Once you are close to the doors, blast the door mechanism and get out of the central chamber as fast as you can. Once you're safely in the next corridor, you can engage the Scorpion Fighters that are waiting for you.

Note: the Mogai Escort may chase after you into the corridor. A little Evasive Maneuvers or an engine battery might be necessary to escape.

Once these Scorpion fighters are destroyed you can escape down the corridor and into the entrance chamber. Your escape will be blocked by a Bird-of-Prey. Even in a Type 8 Shuttlecraft, it is possible to defeat this opponent and exit the station, at least on normal difficulty.

Leave the Vault[edit | edit source]

Once the Bird-of-Prey is defeated, head toward the entrance doors. before you exit, your bridge officer will offer some advice.

Federation

Bridge Officer:
Sir, we must stop Obisek's ship from absconding with thalaron weapons. We can use the dormant Romulan subspace booster satellite outside the station to send a message to Starfleet as soon as we're clear of the interior, but Obisek's warship will almost certainly detect us when we do. We'll have to survive long enough for reinforcements to show up.

Klingon

Bridge Officer:
Sir, this craft has ... low odds against a Reman warship. Clearly, we will need to alert the KDF to Obisek's plan. Once we are clear of the station interior, we can send a message by using the derelict Romulan subspace booster satellite. Then we will have little choice but to keep the ship occupied until reinforcements can arrive.


Haakona System[edit | edit source]

Static[edit | edit source]

Rendesvous with Reinforcements[edit | edit source]

You emerge from the Vault to face a Reman D'deridex battleship. Fortunately, reinforcements have arrived to assist you.

Bridge Officer:

Reinforcements have arrived and are just past that nebula!

We don't have much time. We need to meet with reinforcements and stop that ship!

Rendezvous with reinforcements on the other side of the nebula.

Head toward the vessel that has been sent to assist you. Soon you will enter the micronebula

Bridge Officer:

We are now in the micronebula.

Engage Fighters and Torpedoes[edit | edit source]

Once you are within range, your ally will signal for you to support their attack on the Remans.

Federation

Bridge Officer:
U.S.S. Lhasa is signaling us. They're going to engage the Reman ship, but they want us to take care of the fighters and plasma torpedoes!

Klingon

Bridge Officer:
I.K.S. Azetbur is signaling us. They're going to engage the Reman ship, but they want us to take care of the fighters and plasma torpedoes!


A group of Scorpion fighters will attack you while your ally engages the D'deridex. Take out the Scorpions.

Keep an eye out for the Remans firing high yield plasma torpedos at your ally and shoot them down to assist.

Note: Your ally can't actually be destroyed. Even if reduced to 0 hull, it will continue to engage the Reman ship, so you don't really have to worry about facing it alone in your shuttle.

WARNING: If you use a Harg'pengh Torpedo or Torpedo Spread to destroy all Scorpion fighters in one shot, the mission will bug, the D'deridex will never die, and the mission will be impossible to complete. Use other weapons for this portion, and kill the fighters individually.

Stop the Reman Ship[edit | edit source]

Once all the Scorpion fighters are destroyed, you can concentrate on assisting your ally in destroying the Reman battleship.

Communicate with Reinforcements[edit | edit source]

Once the Reman D'deridex Battleship is defeated, hail your allies.

Federation

U.S.S. Lhasa:
That was quite an explosion! Probably from the thalaron weapons carried aboard the ship.

We're going to leave the system under high warp, to draw off any reinforcements that might come looking. Suggest you return to Federation space.

Leave the system and return to Starbase 39-Sierra.

Klingon

I.K.S. Azetbur:
That was a glorious explosion! Probably from the thalaron weapons carried aboard the ship.

We're going to leave the system under high warp, to draw off any reinforcements that might come looking. Suggest you return to Klingon space.

Leave the system and return to Qo'noS.


Depart System[edit | edit source]

Your allies warp out of the system, and you can follow.

Starbase 39/Great Hall of Qo'noS[edit | edit source]

Debrief with DeSoto/Vishka[edit | edit source]

Go To Starbase 39/Great Hall of Qo'nos[edit | edit source]

Federation captains now return to Starbase 39-Sierra and speak with Lt. Cmdr. DeSoto. Klingon captains return to Qo'noS and speak to Visha instead.

Federation

Lt. Cmdr. Kyle DeSoto:
I've taken a preliminary look at your logs, and it seems that things went a bit unexpectedly. I have a feeling that this isn't the last time we'll be seeing the Vault.

The Reman commander you encountered is definitely a major player in the disintegration of the Romulan Star Empire. I'm going to send the information you gathered about him over to an old colleague of mine, Dr. Maximillian Peters, for analysis. If this Reman is a leader in their separatist movement, we'll have to deal with him again, and hopefully Dr. Peters can work up a psychological profile for him and a sociological analysis of the separatists. Our next step will be to decode the signal intelligence and go through any remnants left from the ship that was destroyed near the Vault. Now that we know that the Remans were hoping to use thalaron weapons, we need to figure out their target location. Right now, Starfleet knows far too little about a civil war in the making, but it will take time to sift through all of the data. Keep in touch. Starfleet will notify you when we have a lead. Oh, and thanks for the good work, Captain.

Return to Admiral T'nae.

Klingon

Vishka:
I suppose we should expect that the Romulans would research weapons like thalaron technology. This division with the Remans, though, could be exploited.

I'm sure that Temek will have me analyzing data for the next several days. Drop by again to see what we've uncovered. A civil war may well be brewing between the Romulans and the Remans, and we could use this as a wedge to break off some parts of the Star Empire, or at the very least to keep them so busy that we can stabilize our borders and commit our forces elsewhere. Between Sela and this new warrior on the scene, Obisek, the Romulans and Remans are pitted in a battle between two charismatic leaders. Still, a conflict of this scope usually isn't the sort planned by raw revolutionaries and partisans. Someone has an eye on the bigger picture, and we need to make sure that there isn't a hidden hand. Qa'pla, Captain. That will be all.

Return to Temek.


Speak with Admiral T'nae (or Temek for Klingon characters) to collect your reward.

Federation

Admiral T'nae:
Excellent work.

We need to learn more about the conflict between Obisek and the Romulans. Sela's forces may indeed be hounding the Remans, but the use of thalaron weapons is unacceptable. Not even the Klingons or the Breen will stoop to such barbarism. Starfleet Intelligence will be working to decode the list of possible targets you acquired from the base's databanks. The next step may be to investigate these sites and find out why the Remans want to destroy them.

Klingon

Temek:
Excellent!

We need to learn more about the conflict between Obisek and the Romulans. If Sela is stupid enough to wage war against her own vassals, we might be able to use the conflict to our advantage. You were right, however, to destroy the thalaron weapons. They are the tools of a coward. I would rather look my enemy in the eye as he dies. Klingon Intelligence will be working to decode the list of possible targets you acquired from the base's databanks. The next step is to find out why the Remans want to attack these locations.


Post-Completion[edit | edit source]

After completing The Vault, you will be able to ask a question of your mission contact regarding the events of the mission.

Federation

  • Why would Obisek and the Remans want to attack the Romulans?
Admiral T'nae:
I do not know.

Obisek and his people have travelled a most difficult path. After so many years of oppression and Romulan treachery, it does not surprise me that they are suspicious of anyone. The Remans gained much in the years after the destruction of the Romulan homeworld. But Sela is more secure in her power now, and she may believe that she no longer needs the Remans as allies. If the Romulans seek to enslave the Remans again, there will be bloodshed.

Klingon

  • Tell me more about the Remans, and why they would attack the Romulans?
Temek:
The Remans are used to dealing with Romulans. Like an abused targ, they now fear all who approach.

I had great hopes for the Remans in the days after Shinzon's rebellion and the destruction of Romulus. They threw off their shackles and stood as the Romulans' equals. The High Council even considered an alliance with the Remans, but they were too suspicious and paranoid for much to come of it. It is better this way. The Remans' fear makes them weak.