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The Enterprise crew races to stop the galaxy's ultimate weapon!

Publisher's description[]

From the back cover
The planet Kirlos -- an artificial world built by a mysterious long-dead race called the Ariantu. Kirlos is now home to many races from both the Federation and the K'vin Hegemony, who have enjoyed years of peaceful co-existence and profitable trade. The planet also hold a wealth of undiscovered archaeological treasures, which the EnterpriseTM and its crew are dispatched to help uncover.
Sent to the surface to assist an archaeological team, Geordi, Data, and Worf soon find themselves cut off from the Enterprise -- and the prime suspects in a series of terrorist attacks. The three Enterprise crewmen are imprisoned, relations between the K'vin and the Federation begin to crumble, and Kirlos' ancient underground machinery awakens from a centuries long dormancy, primed to release the most powerful destructive force ever known.


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ArikkaBusiekNassa ColeridgeBeverly CrusherWesley CrusherDataStephaleh n'EhriarchEkrutGezorGregachEsquar HudakKeegloGeordi La ForgeLektorYudal MalatMand'liikiMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerThulLars TrimbleDeanna TroiWorfZamorh
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KeenanPowellRammisSarekOrfil SolisSurak

Starships and vehicles[]

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class)
Starship classifications:


Planetary locations:
Shipboard locations:
main bridge (command chair, conn station, ops station) • ready roomsickbaytransporter room
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AndorLethrakSlurinStarbase 105Tehuan

Races and cultures[]

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States and organizations[]

GatherersK'Vin HegemonyStarfleetStarfleet AcademyUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technoloy[]

androidarchaeologyarizitediagnostic tablehypospraymarblerefreshment dispenserrefrigeration unittransporterVISOR

Ranks and titles[]

admiralambassadorcaptainchiefcommanderfirst officerlieutenantlieutenant commanderprofessorsecurity chief

Other references[]

beercoffeedysonembassyFederation languagefishinlatiiridiumlanding partymedical filePrime DirectiveRomulan alesynthehol


The K'Vin Hegemony join the United Federation of Planets. Their continual interference in the affairs of other planets, including those governed by the Prime Directive, eventually led the K'Vin to sever official ties as they didn't see eye-to-eye with other Federation members.
The K'Vin establish a presence on the planet Kirlos, a planet already inhabited by Federation citizens.
Stephaleh n'Ehrliach, an Andorian ambassador, is assigned to the Federation embassy on Kirlos.
Ambassadors Stephaleh and Gregach reach an agreement to open up Kirlos to widespread archaeological exploration.





published order
Previous novel:
Gulliver's Fugitives
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
The Eyes of the Beholders
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
"Who Watches the Watchers?"
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
"The Bonding"
Previous Adventure:
"Who Watches the Watchers?"
Pocket Next Adventure:
"The Bonding"

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