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Faction Khitomer.png Khitomer Vortex
Khitomer Accord probes.jpg
Given by:
Cooldown Timer:
30 min
Normal difficultyAdvanced difficultyElite difficulty
Preceded by:
“Cure Found”
495 Expertise icon.png
You will receive the following reward:
Plus one of the following:
Skill Dilithium Ore icon.png Elite mark R&D
Normal difficulty 480 x Normal Queue R&D Material Reward Package icon.pngCommon icon.png
Advanced difficulty 720 1 Borg Neural Processor icon.png Normal Queue R&D Material Reward Package icon.pngUncommon icon.png
Elite difficulty 1440 2 Borg Neural Processor icon.png Normal Queue R&D Material Reward Package icon.pngRare icon.png

Khitomer Vortex is a Special Task Force space mission requiring a team of five players.


A tactical cube guarding the vortex

This mission is the first installment of a two-part story. The Borg are attempting to travel back in time to awaken inactive drones that were left in an an underground facility on the Vega Colony many years earlier prior to the arrival of the Khitomer Task Force.

In this mission the players confront the Borg in the Quadra Sigma System where the Borg are attempting to establish a temporal vortex so that they can travel back to the past. The players must stop the Borg from entering the portal and ultimately defeat the leader of this group.


Donatra's Ship: an assimilated Scimitar

Admiral D'Vak has received a report of Borg activity in the Quadra Sigma System, and asks the players to investigate. On arrival in the system the players discover that the Borg have established a temporal vortex in orbit over the planet, with the intent of sending an invasion force back to assimilate the Federation in the past.

The Borg send waves of vessels towards the vortex, along with heavy reinforcements. The players destroy the Borg Transwarp gates that are feeding ships into the vortex, thus stemming the incursion, but some Borg ships have already made it through.

Once the Transwarp gates are destroyed, Donatra's ship, the I.R.W. Valdore, a massive assimilated Romulan dreadnought appears and confronts the players.

Mission Text[]

There are reports of Borg ships massing in the Quadra Sigma system.

A large Borg fleet is trouble we don't need. Also, levels of chroniton particles detected in the system could mean that the Borg are attempting to open a temporal anomaly.

I want them stopped before they can do anything that will damage the timeline.


  • Borg Buildup
    • Destroy Borg Before They Enter Time Vortex- Time Vortex Used (0/10)
    • Destroy the Vortex Guardians
    • Destroy the Transwarp Conduits (0/2)
    • Answer the Incoming Transmission
    • Defeat the I.R.W. Valdore
    • Depart System

NPC Starships[]



There are no accolades specific to this mission.


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

There is an alternative walkthrough here.


This mission is one of the original Special Task Force missions which were introduced as a set of three missions, each involving both space and ground combat. These missions were split into separate space and ground missions with the release of Season Five: Call to Arms on 1st December 2011.

In the original form, after destroying the Transwarp gates, players would follow the Borg back in time, through the vortex to complete the ground portion, now known as “Khitomer in Stasis”, where they discover that Donatra, the former Romulan empress who has been missing for over 20 years is now Borg.

In true "boss" style, Donatra leaves the players to fight her minions while she makes her escape. After defeating the ground forces, the players returned to space to stop her ship, in a battle that is now the final portion of this mission.


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