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In The Core of the Matter the player joins Temporal Agent Daniels in uncovering the truth behind unusual temporal activity in 23rd century. Envoy, a mysterious individual from the future, reaches out to Romulan Star Empire and offers them powerful weapons in exchange for their help in his war across the timestream.

Mission Text[]

<Rank>. We've detected significant temporal activity in the Galorndon Core system, circa the 23rd century. I'm going to investigate it, and I'd like you to join me.

We believe the Na'kuhl are involved, along with a planet-killer... a Doomsday Machine. If so, we need to stop them at all costs.

I'll provide your ship with holographic camouflage - it's best if the Romulans of that time don't see a vessel from the future.


Head to Galorndon Core and assist Agent Daniels there.


Player scans a dormant Doomsday Machine.

Romulan colony in Galorndon Core System.

Romulan Star Empire emblem.

  • To the Core
    • Go To Galorndon Core System
    • Briefing
    • Upload Tal Shiar Credentials to Romulan Satellite
    • Approach Galorndon Core
    • Scan Doomsday Machine
    • Head to Transporter Range
    • Answer Hail
    • Beam Down to Galorndon Core
  • At the Core
    • Briefing
    • Explore Area
      • Investigate Operations
        • Speak with Guard
      • Investigate the Security Office
        • Investigate Sensor Readings
      • Investigate Chulak's Office
        • Read Coordination Reports
    • The Meeting
      • Go to Conference Room
      • Listen In
        • Speak to Specialist Krog
        • Speak to Commander Chulak
      • Take Your Place at the Table
    • Escape with Command Unit
      • Return to Operations
      • Force Open Door

N.V. Retribution crashes into Doomsday Machine's maw.

Doomsday Machine crashes on Galorndon Core, annihilating the world.

      • Lock Console Processes
      • Defeat Alerted Security (__/2)
      • Disengage EPS Power Couplings
      • Beam Up Console Components
    • Beam Back to Ship
  • From the Core
    • Command Console Status Update
    • Survive the Enemy Assault
      • Time Until Command Unit is Integrated: 2:00
      • Activate Transmitter Within 5 km of Doomsday Machine
      • Evade Enemies
      • Disable the N.V. Retribution and Her Reinforcements
      • Answer Fleet Hail from Chulak
  • Hail Daniels








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Mission Replay[]

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Mission available Side Content: The Galaxy at Large
See also: Featured episodePatrolRemoved MissionsTask Force Operation