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"Boldly They Rode" is a cross-faction mission in Star Trek Online. It is the fifth and final mission of the feature episode "The 2800", which was incorporated into the "Cardassian Struggle" and "Dominion Domination" episodes at the end of its original run.

The mission's name is a quotation from the third stanza of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade", in reference to Lieutenant Dr. Julian Bashir and Senior Chief Petty Officer Miles O'Brien quoting the stanza in its entirety before engaging the Dominion and Cardassian Guard forces during Operation Return in the DS9 episode "Sacrifice of Angels".

Despite being cross-faction in and of itself "Boldly They Rode" is the chronologically last mission belonging to a non-cross-faction episode. Subsequent missions, beginning with "Report to Gamma Orionis" in the "Borg Advance" arc, are all cross-faction.

Description[edit | edit source]

Federation and allied Romulan[edit | edit source]

Now that we have the aid of one of the Founders, we should have no trouble convincing the Jem'Hadar at Deep Space 9 to stand down and return to the Gamma Quadrant. Starfleet and the Klingon Empire are assembling a unified fleet to garrison the station and repair the damage from the battle. We want you to go with the Founder to negotiate the surrender of the remaining Jem'Hadar.

Rendezvous with a Jem'Hadar ship near Deep Space 9. You'll represent the interests of the Alpha Quadrant, but this should be a simple formality.

Captain Kurland is headed to Deep Space 9 in the Defiant, along with the rest of the task force. Oh, he said to tell you that he's looking forward to seeing you on the station again.

Klingon Empire and allied Romulan[edit | edit source]

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Summary[edit | edit source]

The player character meets Eraun and the female Changeling near Deep Space 9 and hails the station. The Changeling orders Loriss to tell Kar'ukan to stand his troops down, but the first refuses, stating that the only glory left for him and his men is death.

The player character has the idea to board the station via spacewalk to surgically eliminate Kar'ukan in the hopes that his Second will be more reasonable. Wearing an environmental suit, they travel along the exterior of the station, avoiding traps and disabling subsystems. Along the way a B'rel-class bird-of-prey jumps the gun on the attack and is shot down by Jem'Hadar attack ships, crashing into the station; the player must evade a secondary explosion. They also destroy another attack ship with the station's photon torpedo launchers.

The player eventually reaches an airlock and battles their way to Ops, entering via the back door to the commanding officer's office. They attack Kar'ukan and severely wound him, but the Jem'Hadar beams away to his flagship, a Jem'Hadar dreadnought carrier.

The player returns to their starship and the fleet is forced to engage the Jem'Hadar occupiers at full strength. Initially the battle goes poorly due to the enemy's numerical advantage, but then Captain Va'Kel Shon arrives with additional reinforcements, leading the way in the newly launched USS Enterprise-F. Eventually Kar'ukan's ship is destroyed and the remaining Jem'Hadar and Vorta surrender and return to the Gamma Quadrant.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Mesi AchebeEraunfemale ChangelingKar'ukanJames KurlandKyonaLorissPhillipa MatthiasVa'Kel ShonTem InasiSamuel Winters
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Kira Nerys

Locations[edit | edit source]

Deep Space 9
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Alpha QuadrantBajoran wormholeGamma Quadrant

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

AndorianBajoranCaitianChangelinghumanJem'HadarVorta

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

captaincommanderfirstFounder
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Kai

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

B'rel-class bird-of-preyFederation cruiser (random) • Federation escort (random) • Federation frigate (random) • Federation science vessel (random) • Jem'Hadar attack shipJem'Hadar heavy escortJem'Hadar battleshipJem'Hadar dreadnought carrierKlingon bird-of-prey (random) • Klingon battle cruiser (random) • Raptor escort (random) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • USS Enterprise-F (Odyssey-class) • Vessel 6474 (Jem'Hadar battlecruiser)
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USS Belfast (Defiant-class)

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

DominionKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Technology and weapons[edit | edit source]

airlockenvironmental suitforce fieldphoton torpedosensor arraysubspace communicationtorpedo launchertransporter

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Images[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

Federation episodes in Star Trek Online
Tutorial Graduation DayTraining CruiseField PromotionsCommunication BreakdownAssimilation of the Innocent UFP emblem image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet
(Tour of Duty) (Prelude to a Crisis) • (Khitomer Crisis) • (The Price of Liberty) • (Assimilation) • (Gather Equipment) • (Line in the Sand) • Welcome to Earth Spacedock • (Skills Trainer) • (New Orders?)
Klingon War Welcome to Earth SpacedockStranded In SpaceDiplomatic OrdersHide and SeekStop the SignalResearcher RescueThe Kuvah'Magh • (War is Good for Business) • Treasure Trading StationSecret OrdersTask Force HippocratesSkirmishSpin the WheelWhat Lies BeneathEverything Old is NewNight of the CometThe Ultimate KlingonThe Doomsday DeviceCity on the Edge of NeverPast ImperfectTemporal Ambassador
Wasteland Secrets of NimbusThe Lost City of ParadiseBlind Men Tell All TalesThe UndyingA Fistful of GornInstallation 18
Romulan Mystery Heading Out • (Under the Cover of Night) • (Minefield) • (Divide et Impera) • (Saturday's Child) • (Preemptive Strike) • (Hunting the Hunters) • (Project NightingaleBy Any Means) • (Ground Zero) • (Ghost Ship) • (Friend of My Enemy) • (Trapped) • (S'harien's Swords) • Empress SelaDesperate MeasuresShadow PlayTarisThe VaultMine EnemyFrozenColiseumCutting the CordDarkness Before the Dawn
Cardassian Struggle Venture into Deep SpaceBadlandsSuspectWar GamesShutdownRapierForging BondsThe Long NightThe Tribble with KlingonsTear of the ProphetsCrack in the MirrorThe New LinkSeeds of DissentThe Other SideCage of FireSecond WaveOf BajorOperation GammaFacility 4028Boldly They Rode
Missions in parentheses are no longer available as of the current version of Star Trek Online.
Klingon Empire episodes in Star Trek Online
Tutorial End of WatchRed Alert!Intruder AlertChallenge for CommandYour New CommandJourney to Qo'noSFirst City Emblem of the Klingon Empire
Empire Duties of CommandThe Hunt is OnSpace ChaseManhuntFriend or Foe
Warzone Bringing Down the HouseThe House Always WinsTest of MettleSecond Star to the Right, Straight on 'til MorningKeep Your Enemies Closer
Fek'Ihri Return Blood of the EmpireDestinyAfterlifeThe Gates of Gre'thor
Vigilance A House PursuedHouse on FireAlphaTemporal Ambassador
Wasteland Secrets of NimbusThe Lost City of ParadiseBlind Men Tell All TalesThe UndyingA Fistful of GornInstallation 18
Romulan Mystery The VaultMine EnemyFrozenColiseumCutting the CordDarkness Before the Dawn
Spectres SkirmishSpin the WheelWhat Lies BeneathEverything Old is NewNight of the Comet
Dominion Domination Venture into Deep SpaceBadlandsRapierForging BondsThe Long NightCrack in the MirrorSeeds of DissentThe New LinkSecond WaveOf BajorOperation GammaFacility 4028Boldly They Rode
Romulan Republic episodes in Star Trek Online
Tutorial A Day on the FarmA Day in the SunVirinat, InvadedFlight from Virinat Emblem of the Romulan Republic.
From the Ashes Explore the FlotillaThe HelixCrossroads at CraterisGasko BluesThe Search for New RomulusTurning PointNeutral No More
Allies The Price of NeutralityMemory LaneBigger PictureSmash and GrabTradecraft
In Shadows An Inside JobEnemy ActionSleepersCloak and DaggerRevelationMind GameTemporal Ambassador
Wasteland Secrets of NimbusThe Lost City of ParadiseBlind Men Tell All TalesThe UndyingA Fistful of GornInstallation 18
Vengeance Voice of the VoicelessAbductedSmall PackagesLast StandThe Best DefenseTurnaboutDevil's Choice
Freedom Toward FreedomThe VaultMine EnemyFrozenColiseumCutting the CordDarkness Before the Dawn
Spectres SpectresSkirmishSpin the WheelWhat Lies BeneathEverything Old is NewNight of the Comet
Cardassian Struggle Venture into Deep SpaceBadlandsRapierForging BondsThe Long NightCrack in the MirrorSeeds of DissentThe New LinkSecond WaveOf BajorOperation GammaFacility 4028Boldly They Rode
Star Trek Online missions
Federation missions Tour of Duty Storyline "Prelude to a Crisis" • "Khitomer Crisis" • "The Price of Liberty" • "Assimilation" • "Gather Equipment" • "Line in the Sand" • "Welcome to Earth Spacedock" • "Skills Trainer" • "Promotion Vice Admiral"
Defend "Defend the Sirius Sector Block" • "Defend the Regulus Sector Block" • "Defend the Pi Canis Sector Block" • "Defend the Alpha Centauri Sector Block" • "Defend the Psi Velorum Sector Block" • "Defend the Iota Pavonis Sector Block" • "Defend the Beta Ursae Sector Block" • "Defend the Alpha Trianguli Sector Block" • "Defend the Zeta Andromedae Sector Block" • "Defend the Gamma Orionis Sector Block"
Exploration "Explore the Delta Volanis Cluster" • "Explore the Servin System" • "Explore the Xleen System" • "Explore the Hromi Cluster" • "Explore the Arucanis Arm" • "Explore the Eridan Belt" • "Explore the Khazan Cluster" • "Explore the Afehirr Nebula" • "Explore the Betreka Nebula" • "Explore the Rolor Nebula" • "Explore the Zenas Expanse" • "Explore the B'Tran Cluster" • "Chart the B'Tran Cluster"
Klingon front Storyline "New Orders?" • "Stranded In Space" • "Diplomatic Orders" • "Hide and Seek" • "To Boldly Go" • "Scientific Mandate" • "Stop the Signal" • "Researcher Rescue" • "The Kuvah'Magh" • "War is Good for Business" • "Treasure Trading Station" • "Secret Orders" • "Task Force Hippocrates" • "The Ultimate Klingon" • "City on the Edge of Never" • "Past Imperfect" • "The Doomsday Device"
Patrol "Patrol the Vulcan Sector" • "Patrol the Orion Sector" • "Patrol the Ring" • "Patrol the Kassae Sector" • "Patrol the Celes Sector" • "Patrol the Argelius Sector" • "Patrol the Hromi Sector" • "Patrol the Mempa Sector"
Fleet Actions "Starbase 24"
Romulan Front Storyline "Under the Cover of Night" • "Minefield" • "Divide et Impera" • "Saturday's Child" • "Preemptive Strike" • "Hunting the Hunters" • "Project Nightingale" • "By Any Means" • "Ground Zero" • "Ghost Ship" • "Friend of My Enemy" • "Taris" • "Venture into Deep Space" • "S'harien's Swords" • "Trapped"
Patrol "Patrol the Teneebia Sector" • "Patrol the Sierra Sector" • "Patrol the Vendor Sector" • "Patrol the Hyralan Sector" • "Patrol the Onias Sector" • "Patrol the Mylasa Sector" • "Patrol the Z-6 Sector" • "Patrol the Bolarus Sector"
Cardassian Front Storyline "Badlands" • "Suspect" • "Temple Offerings" • "Rapier" • "Forging Bonds" • "The Long Night" • "The Tribble with Klingons" • "Tear of the Prophets" • "Crack in the Mirror" • "The New Link" • "The Other Side" • "Cage of Fire"
Patrol "Patrol the Cardassia Sector" • "Patrol the Bajor Sector" • "Patrol the Kalandra Sector" • "Patrol the Algira Sector" • "Patrol the Almatha Sector" • "Patrol the Dorvan Sector" • "Patrol the Orias Sector" • "Patrol the Vanden Sector" • "Patrol the Arawath Sector" • "Patrol the Kora Sector"
Borg Front Storyline "To Boldly Go: Explore the B'Tran Cluster" • "Report to Gamma Orionis" • "Collateral Damage" • "Asset Recovery" • "State of Q"
Undine Front Storyline "The Return" • "Assimilation" • "Fluid Dynamics" • "A Light in the Dark"
Breen Front Storyline "Cold Call" • "Serve and Protect"
Patrol "Aiding the Deferi"
Miscellaneous "Salvaged Relationships in the Neutral Zone" • "Keeping the Klingons at Bay" • "New Officer" • "Slowing the Expeditionary Force" • "Breaking the Planet" • "Ending Klingon Expansion" • "Crystalline Catastrophe" • "The Big Dig" • "DS9 under Siege!" • "Hostile Engagements Against Klingon Heroes" •
Klingon missions Tour of Duty "Defend the Gamma Orionis Sector Block"
Klingon Sector Storyline "Explore the T'Ong Nebula" • "Bringing Down the House" • "The House Always Wins" • "Second Star to the Right, Straight on 'til Morning" • "Behind Enemy Lines" • "Keep Your Enemies Closer" • "Blood of the Empire" • "Destiny" • "Afterlife" • "The Gates of Gre'thor"
Fleet Actions "Punch Through the Federation Blockade"
Undine Front "Assimilation" • "The Return"
Miscellaneous "The Look of a Warrior" • "Honor Bound" • "Leading the Way" • "Empire Defense Against Federation Spies" • "Welcoming the Federation" • "Captain Killer - Klingons" • "Ship Killer - Klingons" • "Turret Killer" • "Good Luck Charm" • "The Most Dangerous Game - Ground" • "A Good Day To Die - Ground" • "Crystalline Catastrophe"
Special task force "The Infected" • "The Cure" • "Khitomer Accord" • "Into the Hive" • "Children of Khan" • "Terradome"
Diplomacy "Ancestral Sin" • "Trade Deal" • "Standoff" • "Family Ties" • "Hostile Takeover" • "Quarentine" • "Shady Supplies" • "Taste of Home"
Feature episodes The Breen ("Cold Call" • "Out in the Cold" • "Cold Comfort" • "Cold Case" • "Cold Storage") • The Devidians ("Skirmish" • "Spin the Wheel" • "What Lies Beneath" • "Everything Old Is New Again" • "Night of the Comet") • Cloaked Intentions ("The Vault" • "Mine Enemy" • "Frozen" "Coliseum" • "Cutting the Cord"

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