For other uses, see Cardassia.

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CARDASSIA: The last world ravaged by the Dominion War is also the last on which Miles O'Brien ever imagined building a life. As he joins in the reconstruction of Cardassia's infrastructure, his wife Keiko spearheads the planet's difficult agricultural renewal. But Cardassia's struggle to remake itself -- from the fledgling democracy backed by Elim Garak to the people's rediscovery of their own spiritual past -- is not without opposition, as the outside efforts to help rebuild its civilization come under attack by those who reject any alien influence.


Miles and Keiko O'Brien are on Cardassia, assisting with a project at Andak to make a barren area fertile. However, although they have the support of Alon Ghemor, many members of the funding committee prefer a similar project at Setekh which has military applications so O'Brien travels to the capital to argue their case.

In his absence, Vedek Yevir visits the project. However, in the middle of his speech to the crowd, Nyra, the teenage daughter of one of the Cardassian scientists, produces a bomb and threatens to detonate it if the government is not disbanded, the Oralian Way banned and all aliens expelled.

O'Brien and Macet head back to Andak to try and resolve the situation. Yevir manages to win Nyra's trust, telling her of how Bajor survived its own occupation, and stops her detonating the bomb when Macet's troops storm the building.

Garak realizes that Nyra has been used as a pawn by the True Way and contacts Legate Korven, a member of the group who he "broke" while working with the Obsidian Order. Korvan tells him another leading member is Entor, an opponent of the Andak Project, and Garak and Ghemor are able to blackmail him into voting with them. Garak also learns that Ghemor's assistant Jartek manufactured the whole incident, feeding Korven and Entor information in order to precipitate a crisis and allow Ghemor to be hailed as a hero for resolving it, and warns him never to try anything without telling him again.



Lamerat AnjenCharles DruryMerak EntorElim GarakAlon GhemorJack EmmettMev JartekKira NerysKorvenFeric LakhatAkellen MacetNyra MalerenTela MalerenNaitheNeretKeiko O'BrienKirayoshi O'BrienMiles O'BrienMolly O'BrienRemarTeris JuzeYevir Linjarin
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Julian BashirCorat DamarSkrain DukatEkoshaOdoOraliusShoggothBenjamin SiskoEnabran TainTarinasWeyoun


AndakAndak MountainsCardassiaCardassia CityCardassian sunVictory Square
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BajorDeep Space 9EarthEmpok NorLakarian CitySarpedion VSetekh

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Andak ProjectCardassian GuardCardassian UnionDirectorateFederation News ServiceInterstellar Agricultural Aid CommissionSetekh ProjectStarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersOralian WayTechnological Appropriations CommitteeTrue WayUnited Federation of Planets
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Cardassian Science AcademyCultural Conservation CommitteeCultural Restoration and Reconstruction CommissionDepartment of Rhetorical AdministrationObsidian OrderStarfleet IntelligenceTwelfth Order

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Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club" • Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)Rules of AccusationI, The Constable
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas


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