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In Shadow Play, a mission to return a colonist to her home leads to greater mysteries regarding the Romulan Empire and the Elachi.


Escorting a survivor back home leads the crew to discover the truth behind mysterious disappearances in Romulan space.


Mission text[]

T'Kela, the survivor you rescued from Dimorus station, has provided some very interesting information about both the Tal Shiar and the new race with which they've allied. Meanwhile, the Romulan Republic and neutral colonies are continuing to report mysterious abductions. We believe these two events are related.

T'Kela wants to go home to her colony on Cirini Prime. The colony there has remained independent from both the remains of the Romulan Star Empire and the burgeoning Romulan Republic. That puts them in a delicate balancing act.

We thought taking T'Kela home could be a good opportunity to figure out what's happening behind the scenes of the Romulan conflict. We would like you to go to Cirini Prime and investigate.


Head to the Cirini System, which is located in the Beta Quadrant, and investigate the colony there.


  • Blockade Running
  • Choosing Sides
    • Go To Cirini Prime Colony
    • Greet Survivor
    • Speak to Councilor Rehu
    • Speak to Empire Envoy
    • Speak to Republic Envoy
    • Return to Councilor
    • Speak to Survivor of Virinat
    • Beam Up and Warp to Virinat System
  • What Goes Around
    • Go To Cirini Prime Solar System
    • Mission Briefing
    • Hail the Romulan Vessel
    • Hail the Romulan Republic Vessel
    • Defeat Romulan Vessel
    • Answer Hail
    • Cross the Shield Barrier
    • Warp to Virinat

      Virinat deserted

  • In the Footsteps of Monsters
    • Go To Virinat System
    • Mission Briefing
    • Investigate System
      • Scan Debris (0/2)
    • Fly to Planet
    • Beam Down
  • Unfamiliar Avenues
    • Go To Virinat
    • Mission Briefing
    • Collect Evidence
      • Scan Colonist
      • Scan Crater
      • Scan Beacon
    • Activate Console
    • Defeat Machines
    • Investigate Readings
    • Beam Up
  • The Fiend Revealed
    • Go To Virinat System
  • Enemy Revealed
    • Mission Briefing
    • Defeat Alien Attackers
    • View Subspace Transmission
    • Rendezvous with Battle Group 0:08
    • Warp to New Romulus
  • Defense of New Romulus
  • Report to Starfleet



Romulan Republic[]



  • Critter Rank 1 icon.png Khellid Drone
  • Critter Rank 2 icon.png Khellid Sentinel


  • Critter Rank 1 icon.png Iggoleth Drone

Romulan Star Empire[]

NPC starships[]




Klingon Empire[]

Romulan Republic[]


  • Critter Rank 2 icon.png Plasma Beam Turret
  • Critter Rank 2 icon.png Plasma Torpedo Turret
  • Critter Rank 3 icon.png Heavy Tractor Beam Turret


Romulan Star Empire[]



Icon Name Description Points
Inmemoriam icon.png In Memoriam Locate Five Pieces of Lore on Virinat 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 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


  • This mission is part of the revamped Federation episode Romulan Mystery; it was released as part of the 5 Year Anniversary Event on January 29, 2015.
  • In this mission, the player participates in the final stage of the Battle of New Romulus, depicted in “Devil's Choice”.
  • Locations of the five lore pieces can be found at [1]
  • One of the objects scanned in orbit by the player is a T’liss Warbird which is said to have taken a lot of damage, this could be perceived as the ship used by the Romulan captain to escape the planet during “Flight from Virinat”.
  • Interestingly, it is not necessary to destroy all the Elachi ships during the battle over New Romulus. Once the command dreadnought is destroyed, the fleet falls into disarray, and the ending dialogue is triggered regardless of how many enemy ships are left.
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All Starfleet Factions Starfleet-only
Faction KDF.png Klingon Defense Force-only
Faction Romulan Republic.png Romulan Republic-only
Faction Dominion.png Dominion-only
Faction Khitomer.png Cross-faction
Mission available Side Content: The Galaxy at Large
See also: Featured episodePatrolRemoved MissionsTask Force Operation