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Faction Starfleet.png Hostile Takeover
Given by:
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Diplomatic XP:
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Hostile Takeover is a diplomacy mission available on Memory Alpha.

Mission Text[]

I want to be able to trust you, <rank>, but I don't know you that well.

So I'm taking a risk here. It could pay off big, or I could end up loosing my latinum tooth sharpener. I'm prepared either way, because you have to be prepared to succeed in business.

My problem is my brother Quex. He's stealing my business and I don't know how he does it!

If I could just get him off the station, I'd be sure to corner the market in no time. I can't do it alone, but if you helped me it might just work.

If you're interested, you can talk to Zara Dren. You can usually find her in the Science R&D area.

Tell Zara that Quex is selling shoddy supplies. In a few days, rumors will be reality, and Quex will be packing his bags!


Either help Markin spread rumors about his brother's business or find another way to deal with the situation.


Option A[]

Option B[]

  • Talk to Quex about Markin's Plan

Option C[]

  • Report to Commander Romaine
  • Obtain a Merchandise Sample from Quex

Continued (all options)[]

  • Analyze Merchandise Sample
  • Report Your Findings to Commander Romaine
  • Return to Markin
  • Return to Markin at Memory Alpha


  • Unlike some other diplomatic missions, there is no action you can take to fail the mission.
  • No matter which path you choose, Markin's plot won't succeed and you will have to perform the last four objectives.
  • The fastest way to complete the mission is Option B.
  • "Analyze the merchandise sample" is an interact action (F) near Quex