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Faction DSC.png The Shadow Knows
The Shadow Knows.png
Preceded by:
“Trial by Fire”
Followed by:
“Children of War”
Story Arc:
October 9, 2018
720 Expertise icon.png
You will receive the following reward:

The Shadow Knows is part of the Tutorial mission for DSC Starfleet characters.


Mission text[]

After successfully defeating Captain J'Ula, your orders are to go to the Arucanis Arm system with the U.S.S. Sebrova and rendezvous with the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, which is there analyzing spatial anomalies.


Go to the Pollux IV system, which is located in the Beta Quadrant, and meet with the U.S.S. Khitomer.


  • Introductions
    • Consult with your Bridge Officer
    • Meet Up with the U.S.S. Ticonderoga
    • Talk to Captain Jeanette Durant of the U.S.S. Ticonderoga
  • Data Collection
    • Scan Point Alpha
    • Scan Point Beta
    • Respond to the Ticonderoga's Hail
    • Scan Point Gamma
  • Expected Guests
    • Fend off Klingon Attack
    • Respond to Tilly
    • Defend the U.S.S. Ticonderoga
      • Use Full Impulse to Reach the Ticonderoga
  • The Klingon Assault
    • Defeat Klingon Assault Wave
    • Defeat Second Klingon Assault Wave
    • Defeat Klingon Ship
  • To Corvan II
    • Hail the U.S.S. Sebrova
  • Leave the Arucanis Arm
  • Hail Captain Shran to Report


NPC starships[]




There are no accolades specific to this mission.


  • The goal provided for this mission does not reflect the actual objective of this mission; instead, it refers to the events of “Communication Breakdown”, part of the 2409 Starfleet tutorial.
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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