Damar Kahn is a Joined Trill scientist who is the seventh host to the Kahn symbiont. His predecessor, Lenara Kahn, was working to create artificial wormholes; Kahn claims that most of his hosts have been scientists. Damar studies the effects of supernovae, leading to his interest in the Hobus System.
- “Heading Out”: Admiral Quinn instructs the player to transport Kahn from Earth Spacedock to Starbase 39 in the Sierra System. From there, he intends to travel to the Hobus System aboard the U.S.S. Tucker. Damar provides the player with information about the Hobus supernova and the destruction of Romulus and Remus. He also informs the player about the various factions in the Romulan Civil War, and that Sela has allies from the Delta Quadrant, but that he knows little about them.
- In "Heading Out", the surname of Kane and Kahn is used interchangably presumably in error, as in-game dialogue still refers to the Kahn symbiont and its previous hosts.
- The Hobus Supernova
The thing is, a M-class planet like Romulus should have been protected by its stellar magnetosphere and its planetary magnetic field. They act like shields to protect the planet from radiation, and a supernova blast is highly energetic radiation.
If the supernova is large enough, it will overwhelm those defenses, but the Romuluans should have had decades to prepare for the wave's arrival. As it was, they only had hours.
That was a horrible time. Ambassador Spock had a plan to stop the wave, but after the destruction, a Romulan named Nero blamed him. Nero had a ship of awesome power. We still don't know everything about the Narada, but we think the Romulans used Borg technology to create it.
Nero destroyed dozens of our ships, and even attacked a Klingon fleet led by General Worf. I hear Worf barely survived.Ultimately, Nero confronted Spock in the Hobus system. Spock managed to use Red Matter to create an artificial singularity to contain the worst of the supernova's blast, but both he and Nero were lost.
- The Romulan Political Situation
Meanwhile, D'Tan and his Unificationists have formed the Romulan Republic. The Federation and the Klingons recently recognized them at Khitomer, while Empress Sela and her allies expressed their disapproval... violently. Tensions remain high.Taris, the former Imperial Praetor. She was ousted from power by Sela, and rumor has it she's seeking powerful allies from both within the Empire... and without. Sela made a lot of enemies over the years; this could be their chance to settle old scores.
- Closing remarks