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Summary[edit | edit source]

A dying Sarek, sealed in an empty room so he will not damage anything or hurt anyone telepathically, listens to a piece by Mozart and recalls early in his career when he attempted to end a war on Meliach III. The ruler, Greth, would not trust him because he would not listen to music with her and her palace ended up being bombed when her enemy, who Sarek believed had agreed to a ceasefire, launched a sneak attack.

He then remembers bringing Amanda back to Vulcan and how, against the odds, she cultivated a garden of Earth plants. He then recalls how she taught Spock to play the piano but Sarek, concerned at Spock becoming too human, was unable to express pride in him, contributing to the tension between them. Finally, he recalls what he has recently learned of Spock's mission on Romulus and privately wishes him luck.


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Characters[edit | edit source]

AshtonAmanda GraysonGrethSarekSpockT'Pau
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BelantGraknorKetelkKrelethPerrin LandoverLopilJek LorWolfgang Amadeus MozartJean-Luc PicardSakkathSurak

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

EarthEbuz IVMeliach IIMeliach IIIRomulusValaciaVulcan (planet)

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

HumanVulcanZefralian
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AndorianElarianKlingonOrionTamarianTellarite

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Other references[edit | edit source]

Babel ConferenceBendii syndromekiletTreaty of Alpha Cygnus IX

Chronology[edit | edit source]

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Connections[edit | edit source]

published order
Previous story:
The Farewell Gift
Strange New Worlds V
Strange new worlds 5.jpg
Next story:
Fear, Itself
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Game
Pocket Next Adventure:
Unification



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