Sisko enters the Captain's Table and tells a story of his encounter with the Mist, a group who exist in another level of reality.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

There's a bar called "The Captain's Table," where those who have commanded mighty vessels of every shape and era can meet, relax, and share a friendly drink or two with others of their calling. Sometimes a brawl may break out but it's all in the family, more or less. Just remember, the first round of drinks is always paid for with a story... even on the planet Bajor.

Do the people of the Mist have the ultimate cloaking device -- or a gateway to another dimension? Captain Benjamin Sisko doesn't know for sure, but the Klingons, the Cardassians, and the Ferengi Alliance will stop at nothing to obtain the device. Now Sisko finds himself in the middle of a deadly struggle that could change the balance of power throughout the entire Alpha Quadrant!


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Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Cochrane (Oberth-class) • IKS Daqchov (Vor'cha-class Klingon battle cruiser) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Galor-classIKS Hutlh (Vor'cha-class) • USS Madison (Galaxy-class)
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Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaHouse of DachoHKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireMistMist Grey SquadronStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Royal Shakespeare CompanyStarfleet AcademyTucker family

Other referencesEdit

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Background informationEdit

Related storiesEdit

Star Trek: The Captain's Table stories
Novels War DragonsDujonian's HoardThe MistFire ShipOnce BurnedWhere Sea Meets Sky
Tales from the Captain's Table short stories "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" • "Darkness" • "Pain Management" • "LoDnI'pu' vavpu' je" • "The Officers' Club" • "Have Beagle, Will Travel: The Legend of Porthos" • "Iron and Sacrifice" • "Seduced" • "An Easy Fast"


published order
Previous novel:
DS9 novels Next novel:
The 34th Rule
Previous novel:
Dujonian's Hoard
The Captain's Table
Next novel:
Fire Ship
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Honor Among Thieves
Pocket Next Adventure:
Fire Ship
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2374.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Begotten
Chapters 2-20
Next Adventure:
Talent Night

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