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Faction Starfleet.png Desperate Measures
Given by:
Preceded by:
“Empress Sela”
Followed by:
“Shadow Play”
Story Arc:
Romulan Mystery
January 29, 2015
Plus one of the following:


The Romulan Empire is experimenting with Borg technology in an attempt to regain their former power. They must be stopped before they attract the attention of the Collective.


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Mission Text[]

The leaders of the Romulan Empire have been blinded by their ambition to salvage what remains of their Empire. In their blindness, they have begun to meddle with forces beyond their control.

During the incident at Agrama, you uncovered a message from the Hirogen indicating that they delivered a Borg sphere to the Romulans. Even more troubling was that some of the Romulan ship debris from Vulcan showed signs of being modified with Borg technology.

Our allies in the Romulan Republic have shared information regarding a failed attempt by the Tal Shiar to study and adapt Borg technology. The Tal Shiar crew that boarded the cube came to a disastrous end. Fortunately, a Republic agent was able to destroy it before it could fully activate.

We cannot afford another incident like this.

Long range scans indicate the Tal Shiar have the Borg sphere they got from the Hirogen in the Pilatus system. You must travel there and destroy it. After it is neutralized, see if you can find a way to track any Borg technology the Romulans may have salvaged from it. Even a small device could prove devastating in the wrong hands.


Go to the Pilatus System, which is in the Beta Quadrant, and find the Borg sphere that the Romulans are studying. Scuttle the sphere and then attempt to track down any salvaged Borg technology.


  • Spare Parts
    • Go To Pilatus Solar System
    • Mission Briefing
    • Stop Tal Shiar Researchers
    • Scan Borg Sphere
    • Destroy Borg Sphere
    • Activate Satellite
    • Hide Behind Nearby Asteroid
    • Power Down Systems
    • Wait for Romulan Ship
    • Observe Romulan Ship
      • Warp to Gasko System
  • Research Recovery
    • Go To Gasko System
    • Mission Briefing
    • Defeat Station Defenses
      • Defeat Ships
      • Destroy Turrets
    • Beam to Station
  • Assault on Gasko Station
    • Go To Gasko Station
    • Mission Briefing
    • Temporal objective.png Investigate Temporal Probe (Temporal Agent)
    • Main Level
      • Talk to Transporter Officer
      • Talk to Lead Scientist
      • Defeat Guards (0/2)
    • Take Turbolift to Engineering
    • Engineering Level
      • Defeat Security Forces (0/3)
      • Access Research Logs
      • Destroy Borg Research (0/3)
      • Take the Turbolift to the Medical Bay
    • Medical Bay
      • Defeat Romulans
      • Unlock Cells
      • Rescue Experimentation Subjects
      • Contact Lead Scientist
      • Purge Computer Core
    • Beam to Ship
  • Romulan Secrets
    • Go To Gasko System
    • Mission Briefing
    • Defeat Assimilated Vessels
    • Talk to T'Kela
    • Exit System
  • Report to Starfleet


Romulan Star Empire[]


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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).

Level Rank SP Exp Ore Mark <>
60 Fleet Admiral 2580 2865 192 XI


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See also: Featured episodePatrolRemoved MissionsTask Force Operation