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After the events of “Revelation”, the player wakes up aboard the I.R.W. Khnial, which since its last appearance has been further upgraded into a formidable dreadnought. The player is captured by Hakeev and Sela, who brainwash them into serving the Tal Shiar.

The player's loyalties are tested multiple times: they are forced to murder one of their bridge officers (actually a hologram), build a thalaron weapon, and forcibly install Borg implants into a captured Republic officer. Throughout, they hear the voices of Tovan Khev and Sela urging them to fight and give in, respectively, to the conditioning.

Khimek eventually manages to help the player break free of the indoctrination, and signals their ship to come and rescue them. In the meantime, the player infiltrates deeper into the ship and gathers information about Hakeev's activities for the Republic. When the player's vessel arrives, the player beams aboard and leads a Republic task force in an attack on the Khnial, eventually destroying it (although Hakeev and Sela manage to escape through an Iconian gateway).

Mission Text[]

<rank>, I hope this mission reaches you.

Your cover as a Tal Shiar agent has been blown and your location is currently unknown. Stay alive – we're looking for you.

Depending on where you are, perhaps you can salvage this mission. If there's any intelligence you can recover before you are discovered, bring it back.


Board the I.R.W. Khnial from the Hobus System, which is located in the Beta Quadrant.


  • Behind the Curtain
  • Not Feeling Like Yourself
    • Indoctrination Percent: (0%)
    • Get Duty Assignment
    • Tactical Training
      • Meet Security Chief in Mess Hall
      • Talk to Security Chief
      • Take Weapon
      • Shoot
      • Return to Security Chief
    • Engineering Training
      • Meet Chief Engineer in the Manufacturing Lab
      • Talk to Chief Engineer
      • Gather Weapon Components
        • Thalaron Generator
        • Thalaron Pulse Modulator
        • Power Cell
      • Give Parts to Chief Engineer
      • Assemble Thalaron Weapon
      • Check with the Chief Engineer
      • Test Thalaron Weapon
        • Beam Thalaron Weapon to Test Chamber
        • Detonate Thalaron Weapon
      • Return to the Chief Engineer
    • Science Training
      • Meet Chief Medical Officer in the Borg Tech Lab
      • Talk to Chief Medical Officer
      • Implant Borg Eye Implant
        • Prepare Borg Eye Implant
        • Prepare Patient for Implantation
        • Install Borg Eye Implant
        • Test Borg Eye Implant
      • Check in with Chief Medical Officer
      • Implant Borg Arm Implant
        • Prepare Borg Arm Implant
        • Prepare Patient for Implantation
        • Install Borg Arm Implant
        • Test Borg Arm Implant
      • Return to the Chief Medical Officer
    • Return to Brig
    • Talk to Khimek
    • Go to the Medbay
  • Making Lemonade
    • Indoctrination Percent: (0–100%)
      • Talk to Khimek
      • Get Hakeev's Personal Files
        • Find a way into the inner Borg Tech Lab
          • Distract Scientists
          • Distract Guards
        • Find Hakeev's Personal Lab
          • Distract Scientists
          • Distract Guards
        • Get into Hakeev's Personal Lab
        • Download Top Secret Files
      • Talk to Khimek
  • It's Been Fun, But I Need to Go
    • Talk to Khimek
    • Get Transporter Override Codes
    • Go to Transporter Room
    • Escape I.R.W. Khnial
      • Defeat Transporter Security
      • Input the Transporter Codes
      • Leave a Surprise for Hakeev
    • Beam to Your Ship
  • Thanks for Your Hospitality
    • Speak with Tovan Khev
    • Approach I.R.W. Khnial
    • Hail Hakeev
    • Defeat Tal Shiar Forces
      • Defeat Hakeev
      • Defeat Hakeev's Forces (0/2)
    • Return to Sector


Icon Name Description How to Get Points
There are Four Lights icon.png There are Four Lights Fully Resist the Tal Shiar Indoctrination. Resist the Indoctrination at every opportunity. 10
There are Five Lights icon.png There are Five Lights Fully Comply with the Tal Shiar Indoctrination. Comply with the Indoctrination without any resistance. 10


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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 <>
20–29 Subcommander 1552 1338 VI
30–39 Commander 1743 1878 VIII
40–49 Subadmiral I & II 1935 1856 X
50 Vice Admiral 2126 1856 XI


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