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Faction Starfleet.png Hide and Seek
USS Valour.png
Given by:
Geordi La Forge
Followed by:
“Stop the Signal”
Story Arc:
Klingon War
February 2, 2010
520 Expertise icon.png
You will receive the following reward:

In Hide and Seek coded messages by an Undine infiltrator sent you to a distant nebula where enemies lie and wait.

Mission Text[]

<rank>, this mission briefing is classified.

Starfleet Intelligence has been working on cracking the coded message sent by the Undine agent you exposed at P'Jem, and we think we have something.

There are several references to the Paulson Nebula in the data. That is an area of space near the Lackey System that we don't know much about. Starfleet needs you to survey the nebula and find out why the Undine have an interest in it.

Be careful - I've been in that nebula before. The composition of the clouds may screen opponents from your sensors.


Go to the Lackey System in the Orion Sector of the Beta Quadrant and investigate the Paulson Nebula.


  • Valorous Conduct
    • Go To Lackey System
    • Save the U.S.S. Valor
    • Hail the U.S.S. Valor
    • Gather Dilithium Crystals (0/3) OR
    • [Engineering] Collect Materials to Catalyze Dilithium Recrystallization
      • Collect One Sample of Dilithium
      • Break Up Metallic Asteroid
      • Collect Radioactive Isotopes
    • Defend the U.S.S. Valor
    • Deliver Dilithium to the U.S.S. Valor
    • Warp to Lackey III
  • Refined Behavior
    • Attempt to Beam Up Decalithium From the Gorn Refinery
    • Beam Charges Into Gorn Jamming Station
    • Beam Up Decalithium from the Gorn Refinery
    • Warp to Paulson Nebula
  • Hide and Seek
    • Scan Suspicious Objects (0/3)
    • Temporal objective.png Investigate Temporal Probe (Temporal Agent)
    • Beam to Station
  • Lost and Found
    • Go To Lackey Klingon Listening Post
    • Transmit Data from the Computer Core
    • Delta objective.png Recover Iconian Intel from the Listening Post (Delta Recruits)
    • Defend the Data Core During Transmission 1:00
    • Depart System
  • Hail Starfleet to Report


Icon Name Description How to Get Points
Hacking a Way Through the Nebula icon.png Hacking a Way Through the Nebula Download the Contents of the Klingon Computer Core 10
Crystal Catalyst icon.png Crystal Catalyst Completed the engineering officer optional objective in "Hide and Seek" 10


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

Mission Replay[]

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

Level Rank SP Exp Mark <>
3–9 Lieutenant 585 146 II
10–19 Lt. Commander 1158 675 IV
20–29 Commander 1552 1338 VI
30–39 Captain 1743 1878 VIII
40–49 Rear Admiral 1935 1856 X
50–60 Admiral 1935 2148 XI


  • The mission has been slightly reworked as part of the Season 8.5 update patch tied to the 4 Year Anniversary Event on January 30, 2014. Also, the accolade Crystal Catalyst has been newly added.
  • Prior to Season 14 the mission was given by Admiral Quinn.
  • This mission was temporarily removed as part of Season 15.

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