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Faction Khitomer.png The Dragon's Deceit
The Dragon's Deceit.png
Preceded by:
“Capture the Flag”
Followed by:
Story Arc:
The Delta Quadrant
October 14, 2014
14,325 Expertise icon.png
You will receive the following reward:



Mission Text[]

<Rank>, We know there's something going on with the Vaadwaur in the Kartella system, but we haven't been able to get any ships close enough to determine what that is. I think you'll have better luck.

The area doesn't have a lot of resources, but there's enough Vaadwaur ship traffic in the area to indicate a major base. But they're guarding it so closely that it could have something to do with their sudden jump in power.

Given the aggressive nature of the Vaadwaur, getting close enough to investigate without attracting their attention will be difficult. We've made contact with a Hazari bounty hunter in possession of equipment that should allow you to approach and infiltrate their base.


Go to the Kartella system, which is located in the Tekara Sector Block.
This is a single player mission.


  • Whispers in the Void
  • Nothing to Vaadwaury About
    • Talk to Admiral Tuvok
    • Enter Security Perimeter
    • Bypass Security
    • Enter Traffic Control Proximity Zone
    • Convince Traffic Control
    • Begin Final Approach to Planet
    • Fix Holo Emitter
    • Salvage Vaadwaur Ship
    • Resume Final Approach
    • Beam to Surface
  • Holes and Corners
    • Go To Kartella
    • The Tunnels
      • Mission Briefing
      • Open Crate
      • Investigate Vaadwaur Tunnels
        • Maintain Position
        • Evade Patrol
          • Seal Doors to Trap Patrol
      • Continue Through Tunnels
      • Evade Vaadwaur Group
        • Access Security Camera
        • Overload Data Tower
      • Continue Through Tunnels
      • Cross Chasm
      • Evade Third Patrol
        • Trigger Anesthezine Gas
      • Continue Through Tunnels
      • Enter Cave
    • The Cavern
      • Explore Cavern
        • Zipline Down
        • Reach Second Support Structure - Delta Recruits - Iconian Tech is here.
          • Incapacitate Guard
          • Disable Proximity Sensors
          • Zipline Down
          • Explore Outcrop
          • Shoot Weak Point
          • Zipline Down
          • Rappel Down
        • Reach Third Support
          • Navigate Ledges
          • Ziplone Down
        • Reach Final Support Structure
          • Incapacitate Guard
          • Extend Walkway
          • Reprogram Turrets and Drones
          • Grapple to Final Structure
      • Reach Cavern Exit
        • Activate Crane
        • Zipline Down
        • Traverse Gap
        • Rappel Down
        • (Optional) Incapacitate Guards (0/2)
        • Exit Cavern
    • The Facility
      • Explore Tunnels
      • Create Remote Console Overload
      • Wait for Bodyguard to Reach Console
      • Activate Emergency Containment Force Field
      • Lower Ramp
    • Defeat Leader
    • Talk to Vaudwaar[sic] Bodyguard
    • Follow Creature
    • Deactivate Forcefield
    • Rappel Down Cliff
  • Bug Hunt
    • Chase the Creature
    • Enter Chamber
    • Talk to Vaudwaar
    • Scan Canisters
    • Investigate Noise
    • Defeat Telen
    • Defeat Guards
    • Defeat Queen
    • Answer Hail
    • Disable Console
    • Bid Farewell to Eldex
    • Return to Ship
  • Unearthed
    • Go To Kartella System
    • Mission Briefing
    • Fly to the Edge of the System
    • Answer Hail
    • Talk to Admiral Tuvok
    • Swap Transponder Codes
    • Warp to Edge of Kartella System
    • Talk to Bounty Hunter
    • Talk to Tuvok
    • Return Tuvok to Voyager
    • Return to Sector Space
  • Hail Alliance Command



There are no accolades specific to this mission.

Mission Replay[]

This mission is repeatable through Mission Replay, although the Rewards for completing might be reduced. Items include:

  • You choose 1 of the following:
    • Random Space Equipment Mk XII
    • Random Space Weapon Mk XII
    • Random Ground Equipment Mk XII
    • Random Ground Weapon Mk XII
    • [Current Lock Box]
Level Rank SP Exp Ore Mark <>
56 Vice Admiral 2580 2865 192 XII


  • Completion of The Dragon's Deceit is required to unlock the PvE Queue, “Bug Hunt”. Once completed, it will then unlock for the rest of the account provided they are Level 50.
  • The modifiers of the Stealth Operational Armor are randomized.
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Mission available Side Content: The Galaxy at Large
See also: Featured episodePatrolRemoved MissionsTask Force Operation