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Faction Khitomer.png The Vault
Vault explosion.jpg
Given by:
T'nae
Temek
Preceded by:
“Taris”
Followed by:
“Mine Enemy”
Released:
February 5, 2011
Rewards
Lv 25: 7590 Experience Point icon.png
Lv 30: 9300 Experience Point icon.png
Lv 50: 10914 Experience Point icon.png
Lv 25: 6545 Expertise icon.png
Lv 30: 10020 Expertise icon.png
Lv 50: 9528 Expertise icon.png
You will receive the following reward:

In The Vault the player is sent to investigate mysterious sensor readings emanating from a derelict Romulan starbase.

Synopsis[]

The Vault itself.

Intelligence reports indicate renewed activity at a top-secret Romulan research facility that was thought to be abandoned. The player is ordered to conduct a covert investigation using a shuttle, assisted by an agent from the Romulan Republic. Immediately on arrival at the Haakona System it becomes clear that the facility is no longer unoccupied. Though the massive station is too large to cloak, there is no telling how large a force is garrisoned there, and so the player finds a way to bypass the sensor grid to enter the station undetected.

Inside, the player finds the sparse remnants of the once mighty Romulan Empire's secret endeavors. The station's still active power and security systems slow the player down as they move deeper into the station, though the Romulan military presence is mysteriously absent. The player encounters some interesting activity, including a salvaged Borg Sphere, but the source of the anomalous sensor readings is found in the final chamber; a massive Thalaron generator.

The player is confronted by a Reman captain identifying himself as Obisek. Obisek explains that a rift has opened in the Romulan Star Empire between the Romulans and Remans since the fall of Praetor Shinzon and the destruction of the Hobus star. He goes on to explain that his resistance movement requires weapons to liberate the Reman people, and that he has no qualms in resorting to barbarism to save his race from subjugation. Obisek suspects the player of acting as a spy on behalf of Empress Sela, and with regret informs the player that he cannot allow anyone to interfere with his agenda.

The player's shuttle is attacked by several wings of Reman Scorpion Fighters, as well as some larger vessels from Obisek's fleet as it escapes. On leaving the Vault the player finds that the cavalry has already been dispatched to deal with the Reman vessels in the system. Due to the environmental effects of the micro-nebula surrounding the Vault, the allied captain asks the player's help in fending off fighters and heavy torpedoes.

The allied ship retreats at high warp to draw the Remans away to allow the player's shuttle to escape. The whereabouts of Obisek or the Reman resistance are left unknown, and the stage is set for what could descend into civil war within the Empire.

Outline[]

Mission Text[]

Federation[]

The Romulans had a base known as the Vault that they used for research into Borg technology.

This facility was abandoned in the chaos after the destruction of the Romulan homeworld, but intelligence suggests that the work there was far enough along that it was used to retrofit Nero's ship before it disappeared along with Ambassador Spock's vessel in the Hobus system.

Long-range sensors have detected energy spikes in the Haakona system, and Starfleet Intelligence believes that someone is bringing the Vault back online. We need to know who and, more importantly, we need to know if there is still Borg technology or restricted weaponry on that base.

I need you to proceed immediately to the Haakona system and investigate the Vault. Engage if you must, but I would prefer if you could gather the information we need without conflict.

You must use a shuttlecraft for this mission, such as a type 8 shuttle, a runabout, or a Delta Flyer.

Klingon[]

The Romulans researched Borg technology at a base known as the Vault. The Vault was abandoned in the chaos after the destruction of the Romulan homeworld. We sent a group of scout ships into the region a few years later, but they were lost in an ambush by an unknown vessel. Since then we have been monitoring the region for signs of activity.

Long-range sensors have detected energy spikes in the Haakona system, and Klingon Intelligence believes that someone is bringing the Vault back online. I want you to find out who. I also want to know if there is any Borg technology or restricted weaponry on that base.

Good luck – and good hunting.

You must use a shuttlecraft for this mission, such as a Toron-class shuttle.

Romulan Republic (Federation Aligned)[]

Before the destruction of Romulus, the Imperial Navy and the Tal Shiar operated a base known as the Vault. It was a massive starbase in a remote system, designed to facilitate illegal research and construction projects on a tremendous scale. I am sure, however, that a breach of interstellar accords is no surprise to you.

Research at the Vault led to the use of Borg technology in various Romulan ship refits. While the facility was abandoned in the wake of the Hobus supernova, long-rang sensor scans have reported activity and ship traffic in the Haakona system, where the Vault is located.

Starfleet wishes to be certain that nobody is able to use the Vault to acquire Borg technology or Restricted weapons. Command has recommended that you, as a former subject of the Star Empire, may have an advantage in entering the Vault by subterfuge instead of force.

I need you to proceed immediately to the Haakona system and investigate the Vault. Engage if you must, but I would prefer it if you could gather the information we need without conflict.

You must use a shuttlecraft or fighter for this mission, such as a Tiercel Shuttle or Kestral runabout.

Romulan Republic (KDF Aligned)[]

Before the destruction of Romulus, your people's Star Empire researched Borg technology at a base known as the Vault. The Vault was abandoned in the chaos after the destruction of the Romulan homeworld. We sent a group of scout ships into the region a few years later, but they were lost in an ambush by an unknown vessel. Since then we have been monitoring the region for signs of activity.

Long-range sensors have detected energy spikes in the Haakona system, and Klingon Intelligence believes that someone is bringing the Vault back online. I want you to find out who. I also want to know if there is any Borg technology or restricted weaponry on that base.

Good luck – and good hunting.

You must use a shuttlecraft or fighter for this mission, such as a Tiercel Shuttle or Kestral runabout.

Goal[]

Go to the Haakona system, in the Beta Quadrant, and use a shuttle to sneak into the abandoned Romulan station known as the Vault.

Federation[]

Speak with DeSoto for additional information. Then go to the shipyard, board a shuttlecraft, and fly to the Haakona system in the Beta Quadrant, and infiltrate the Vault.

Klingon[]

Speak with Vishka for additional information. Then, go to the shipyard, board a shuttlecraft, and fly to the Haakona system, in the Beta Quadrant, and infiltrate the Vault.

Objectives[]

Federation[]

  • Speak to Lt. Cmdr. DeSoto in the Admiral's Office
  • Speak with the Shuttle Information Officer in the Shipyard
  • Picking the Lock
    • Go To Haakona System
    • Sneak into the Vault
      • Examine Derelict Ship (Optional)
      • Examine Subspace Booster Relay (Optional)
      • Examine Asteroid Near Navigational Beacon (Optional)
      • [Science] Place Satellites in Maintenance Mode (Optional)
      • [Tactical] Jam Station Scanning Controls with Packet Storm (Optional)
      • [Engineering] Follow Asteroid Fragment Through Tachyon Grid (Optional)
      • [Romulan] Use Tal Shiar Access Codes at the Relay Satellite (Optional)
    • Head for Docking Entrance
    • Enter the Vault
  • Safecracking
    • Find a Passage Deeper into the Vault
    • Temporal objective.png Investigate Temporal Probe (Temporal Agent)
    • Scan Bulkhead Doors
    • Find and Use Security Codes to Open Bulkhead Doors
      • Access Security Code Block 6750 (Microgravity storage container left adrift)
      • Access Security Code Block 0668
      • Bring a Shield Generator, crate of Provisions, and Medical Supplies to the Romulan Refugees
      • Access Personal Override Code 3449
      • Access Security Code Block 9904 (Security node of block of empty residence)
    • Proceed Deeper into the Vault
    • Scan Borg Sphere for Anomalous Energy
    • Continue Searching the Vault for Anomalous Readings
    • Parley with the Reman Commander
    • Escape!
    • Leave the Vault
  • Static
    • Go To Haakona System
    • Rendesvous with Reinforcements
    • Engage Fighters and Torpedoes
    • Stop the Enemy Ship
    • Communicate with Reinforcements
    • Depart System
  • Debrief with DeSoto
    • Go To Starbase 39
  • Return to Admiral T'nae at Starbase 39-Sierra

Klingon[]

  • Speak to Vishka Near the Chancellor's Hall
    • Go To The Great Hall of Qo'noS
  • Speak with Shuttle Requisitions Officer in the Shipyard
  • Picking the Lock
    • Go to the Haakona System, in the Onias Sector
    • Sneak into the Vault
      • Examine Derelict Ship (Optional)
      • Examine Subspace Traffic Satellite (Optional)
      • Examine Asteroid Near Navigational Beacon (Optional)
      • [Science] Place Satellites in Maintenance Mode (Optional)
      • [Tactical] Jam Station Scanning Controls with Packet Storm (Optional)
      • [Engineering] Follow Asteroid Fragment Through Tachyon Grid (Optional)
      • [Romulan] Use Tal Shiar Access Codes at the Relay Satellite (Optional)
    • Head for Docking Entrance
    • Enter the Vault
  • Safecracking
    • Find a Passage Deeper into the Vault
    • Scan Bulkhead Doors
    • Find and Use Security Codes to Open Bulkhead Doors
      • Access Security Code Block 6750 (Microgravity storage container left adrift)
      • Access Security Code Block 0668
      • Bring a Shield Generator, crate of Provisions, and Medical Supplies to the Romulan Refugees
      • Access Personal Override Code 3449
      • Access Security Code Block 9904 (Security node of block of empty residence)
    • Proceed Deeper into the Vault
    • Scan Borg Sphere for Anomalous Energy
    • Continue Searching the Vault for Anomalous Readings
    • Parley with the Reman Commander
    • Escape!
    • Leave the Vault
  • Static
    • Go to Haakona
    • Rendesvous with Reinforcements
    • Engage Fighters and Torpedoes
    • Stop the Reman Ship
    • Communicate with Reinforcements
    • Depart System
  • Debrief with Vishka
    • Go To The Great Hall of Qo'noS
  • Return to Temek


NPCs[]

Allies[]

Romulan[]

Enemies[]

Reman[]

NPC starships[]

Allies[]

Federation[]

Klingon[]

Enemies[]

Reman[]


Accolades[]

Icon Name How to obtain
Size Doesn't Matter icon.png Size Doesn't Matter Prepare for Shuttle Operations after speaking to Lt. Cmdr. DeSoto/Vishka.
Size Doesn't Matter (Klingon) icon.png

Walkthrough

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). Romulan Republic players get to choose from the available rewards of their ally.

Level Rank SP Exp Mark <>
25–29 Faction KDF.png Commander
Faction Romulan Republic.png Subcommander
1552 1338 V
30–39 Faction FED25.pngFaction KDF.png Captain
Faction Romulan Republic.png Commander
1743 1878 VII
40–49 Faction FED25.png Rear Admiral
Faction KDF.png Brig. & Maj. General
Faction Romulan Republic.png Subadmiral
1935 1856 IX
50 Faction FED25.pngFaction Romulan Republic.png Vice Admiral 2126 1856 XI


Feature Episode Notes[]

Gallery[]

Notes[]

  • The Federation mission references Admiral Zelle's botched mission in the Vendor System ( “Divide et Impera”) and previous Section 31 operations (Devidian Front).
  • The Klingon mission references Romulan attempts to destabilize the Great Houses ( “Bringing Down the House” & “The House Always Wins”).
  • This episode marks the first time that Shuttles played a pivotal role in a Federation mission. Earlier, Klingon Players needed to command a Runabout during “Keep Your Enemies Closer”.
  • Shuttle mechanics were revamped before this episode went live. This includes scaling stats and shuttle equipment and the release of the Type-8 Shuttlecraft, Delta Class Shuttle and Klingon Toron Shuttle.
  • Additional gameplay elements designed for this episode include cut scenes, expanded voice overs (Obisek and T'nae) and the concept of micro nebulas.
  • If a Federation player has enough Diplomacy levels to 'successfully' parley with Obisek, a series of 'Research Data Nodes' become available in the Thalaron Generator Room. Interacting with these gives the player an old-version Crafting Schematic for each Node. Unfortunately, these Schematics are unusable in the current R&D system and can only be sold for Energy Credits.

Hints & Tips[]

  • You can avoid all the sneaking around and just fly your shuttle directly into the Vault. You'll trip security alarms, but nothing prevents you from completing the mission.
  • Failing to enter the interior security codes correctly will lock you out but allow you to talk to some of the station inhabitants (as detected by the Romulan Shuttle). The Romulan Survivor gives you information about the station and a security code override.
  • The player does not need to destroy the Mogai Escort or the Bird-of-Prey in order to escape the Vault. It is advised that the player utilizes the superior speed and maneuverability of the Shuttle (or cloak, if the player is using a KDF or Romulan craft with such capabilities) to evade these larger vessels, rather than trying to fight them one-on-one. If you must fight them, one strategy which works is to stay behind them and use your torpedoes. The Bird-of-Prey can be dispatched with relative ease, regardless of equipment quality; the Mogai is much tougher to deal with.
  • If you replay this mission to get a replacement Scorpion Fighters device (because you have consumed all of its charges) but are unable to claim it as a mission reward, remember that this is a unique item. Make sure that you don't still have one located in your inventory or bank, equipped on a different ship, etc., and try claiming the reward while aboard your ship. If you are still unable to claim the reward, try moving any other ship device into the device slot where it was equipped then retry. You should then be able to claim the reward. (Source: Reddit)
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