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Faction Khitomer.png Cutting the Cord
Cutting the Cord.png
Given by:
T'nae
Temek
Preceded by:
“Coliseum”
Released:
March 5, 2011
Rewards
Lv 29: 7590 Experience Point icon.png
Lv 30: 9300 Experience Point icon.png
Lv 40: 9460 Experience Point icon.png
Lv 29: 6545 Expertise icon.png
Lv 30: 10020 Expertise icon.png
Lv 40: 9075 Expertise icon.png
Plus one of the following:

In Cutting the Cord the player confronts the threat of Hakeev and the Tal Shiar.

Synopsis[]

The player is ordered to the Brea system to find and deal with Hakeev. After dealing with orbital defences, the player beams down into an urban battlezone, to find themselves without an away team. Alone, the player must place several spatial charges at key points, while defending from groups of Tal Shiar, until they finally locate Hakeev. After defeating him, they discover a huge Iconian gateway that must be destroyed by orbital bombardment. Once destroyed, the player can beam back to their ship to deal with Sela who has brought her battleship into play. After defeating her with help from the Remans, Sela is whisked away by the Iconians through an enormous starship-sized gateway, which the player must then destroy to finish the mission.

Outline[]

Mission Text[]

Federation[]

Starfleet Intelligence has completed its analysis of the data you recovered in the Nopada system.

There is a 67.47 percent chance that the Iconians are using the Tal Shiar as a way to influence the Romulan Star Empire, and that their persecution of the Remans is directly related to this. Command is considering lending assistance to Obisek and his forces, but before we come into direct conflict with the Romulans we want to try a more ... discreet approach.

The data you recovered indicates that Hakeev is operating out of the Brea system. Long-range sensor scans indicate that there may be a major Tal Shiar installation there. We want you to infiltrate this system, apprehend Hakeev and destroy the Tal Shiar's base.

Hakeev must not escape. He may be the only person who knows how extensive the Iconian influence in Romulan space is.

Klingon[]

Klingon Intelligence has completed its analysis of the data you recovered in the Nopada system.

The Iconians are using the Tal Shiar as a way to influence the Romulan Star Empire. Their persecution of the Remans is directly related to this. They will hound the Remans until they are broken, or until they are too suspicious and beaten to ever trust an ally again.

This is a coward's way to wage war. Are they too afraid to face us directly? We will stop these machinations now. Then we will see if these demons are brave enough to show their faces!

The data you recovered indicates that Hakeev is operating out of the Brea system. Long-range sensor scans suggest that there may be a major Tal Shiar installation there. We want you to infiltrate this system, apprehend Hakeev and destroy the Tal Shiar's base.

Hakeev must not escape. He may be the only person who knows how extensive the Iconian influence in Romulan space is.

Romulan Republic (Federation-aligned)[]

Starfleet Intelligence has completed its analysis of the data you recovered in the Nopada system.

There is a 67.47 percent chance that the Iconians are using the Tal Shiar as a way to influence the Romulan Star Empire, and that their persecution of the Remans is directly related to this. Command is considering lending assistance to Obisek and his forces. As you have directly opposed the Tal Shiar in the past, your assistance has been requested.

The data indicates that Hakeev is operating out of the Brea system. Long-range sensor scans indicate that there may be a major Tal Shiar installation there. You understand Hakeev better than any of our officers, which gives you an advantage in destroying his installation.

Hakeev must not escape. He may be the only person who knows how extensive the Iconian influence in Romulan space is.

Goal[]

Go to the Brea system, in the Beta Quadrant, and investigate a Tal Shiar base there.

Objectives[]

Federation[]

  • Break on Through
    • Go to the Brea System
    • [Tactical] Reprogram Turret Targeting (Optional)
    • Defeat Satellites and Ships in Orbit
    • Defeat Romulan Reinforcements
    • Beam Down
  • Ups and Downs
    • Go To Brea III
    • Set Spatial Charges (0/4)
    • Send Coordinates for Orbital Strikes (Optional) (0/2)
    • Finda a Way to Reach Hakeev
      • Scan for Hakeev
      • Disable Force Field by Drawing Power Away
      • Acquire an Access Chip from a Romulan Officer
    • [Engineering] Remodulate Weather Controller to Depolarize Gravitic Lift (Optional)
    • Defeat Hakeev and His Guards
    • Speak with Obisek
    • Plant Spatial Charges on Iconian Gate (0/2)
    • [Science] Deploy a Worm to Overwrite Iconian Computer Virus (Optional)
    • Return to Plaza for Beam Out
    • Order Bombardment
    • Return to Ship
  • Icon of an Empire
    • Fight Off Romulan Forces
    • Defeat Reinforcements
    • Defeat the I.R.W. Leahval
    • Disable the Iconian Gate
    • Temporal objective.png Investigate Temporal Probe (Temporal Agent)
    • Depart System
  • Return to Admiral T'nae at Starbase 39-Sierra

Klingon[]

  • Break on Through
    • Go To Brea System
    • [Tactical] Reprogram Turret Targeting (Optional)
    • Defeat Satellites and Ships in Orbit
    • Defeat Romulan Reinforcements
    • Beam Down
  • Ups and Downs
    • Go To Brea III
    • Set Spatial Charges (0/4)
    • Send Coordinates for Orbital Strikes (Optional) (0/2)
    • Find a Way to Reach Hakeev
      • Scan for Hakeev
      • Disable Force Field by Drawing Power Away
      • Acquire an Access Chip from a Romulan Officer
    • [Engineering] Remodulate Weather Controller to Depolarize Gravitic Lift (Optional)
    • Defeat Hakeev and His Guards
    • Speak with Obisek
    • Plant Spatial Charges on Iconian Gate (0/2)
    • [Science] Deploy a Worm to Overwrite Iconian Computer Virus (Optional)
    • Return to Plaza for Beam Out
    • Order Bombardment
    • Return to Ship
  • Icon of an Empire
    • Fight Off Romulan Forces
      • Defeat Reinforcements
      • Defeat the I.R.W. Leahval
      • Disable the Iconian Gate
    • Depart System
  • Return to Temek


NPCs[]

NPC starships[]

Enemies[]

Romulan[]

Turret[]

  • Light Plasma Cannon Turret
  • Plasma Cannon Turret
  • Plasma Torpedo Satellite

Iconian[]

Accolades[]

Icon Name Description How to Get Points
Friendly Fire icon.png Friendly Fire Retargeted space defenses to fire on each other Be or be teamed with a Tactical officer and complete the Tactical objective 10
Friendly Fire (Klingon) icon.png
Gravity Kills icon.png Gravity Kills Depolarized gravitic plating to damage an enemy fighter while on the ground Be or be teamed with an Engineering officer and complete the Engineering objective 10
Gravity Kills (Klingon) icon.png
Worms icon.png Worms Used a worm to overwrite an Iconian computer virus Be or be teamed with a Science officer and complete the Science objective 10
Worms (Klingon) icon.png
War Never Changes icon.png War Never Changes You used technology, strategy, and trickery in the Battle of Brea III Complete the Engineering Objective "Gravity Kills", Science Objective "Worms", and Tactical Objective "Friendly Fire". 10
Grounded icon.png Grounded Shot down a Scorpion fighter while on foot at the Battle of Brea III Destroy the fighter craft while it makes its two passes overhead 10
Shooting Romulans in a Barrel icon.png Shooting Romulans in a Barrel You detonated a grounded fighter to defeat a squad of Romulan troops. When a group of Romulans beam in onto the adjacent building right after you complete the objective "Disable Force Field by Drawing Power Away", shoot at the parked Scorpion next to them 10
Death from Above icon.png Death from Above Called in orbital strikes during battle at the Brea system Complete optional orbital strike objectives 10

Walkthrough

For a walkthrough of this mission, visit the Walkthrough page.

Mission Replay[]

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

Level Rank SP Exp Mark <>
29 Faction KDF.png Commander
Faction Romulan Republic.png Subcommander
1552 1338 VI
30–39 Faction FED25.pngFaction KDF.png Captain
Faction Romulan Republic.png Commander
1743 1878 VIII
40–49 Faction FED25.png Rear Admiral
Faction KDF.png Brig. & Maj. General
Faction Romulan Republic.png Subadmiral
1935 1856 X
50 Faction FED25.pngFaction Romulan Republic.png Vice Admiral 2126 1856 XI


Feature Episode Notes[]

  • Fifth of five missions plus an epilogue mission, of the third Feature Episode Cloaked Intentions released in February 2011. The missions were included at the end of the Federation storyline episode Romulan Mystery, but still form a separate episode (also titled Romulan Mystery) in the Klingon storyline. In the Romulan Republic storyline the episode is called Freedom and contains an additional short prologue mission.
  • Players who completed the mission in the initial release period got a special series reward, the [Reman Science Officer Candidate].
  • The mission is part of the Featured Episode re-runs, and as such eligible for limited time, special mission rewards.
    • 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). Also the [Reman Science Officer Candidate] was again available as reward, once per character.

Gallery[]

Notes[]

  • This mission was remastered with the Legacy of Romulus expansion to include new voice dialogue and improved cutscenes.
  • As of the end of April 2015, the Iconian Dreadnought that tows the I.R.W. Leahval through the gateway was replaced with a Quas Cruiser.
  • With the May 29, 2019 patch, the accolade "War Never Changes" was added to the mission.
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