Gul Taqut arrives on Betazed and leads his son to the Sacred Chalice, a brothel run by Lwaxana Troi that also serves as the last refuge of the Betazoid race. Lwaxana has her daughter, Deanna Troi, escort the gul's son to the Room of Rixx and then Deanna interviews Jean-Luc Picard for a musician's job at the Chalice. Deanna starts to feel emotions from Picard, something she had never done before, and hires him despite her mother's objections.

Eventually, Deanna follows Picard as he accesses the Chalice's communications system and learns that her sister Kestra is aboard Picard's runabout in orbit of the planet. The two talk and Deanna learns that her mother had installed a neural suppressor in her brain as a child and that Picard had a device that could temporarily deactivate it. Later, when Lursa and B'Etor arrive, Deanna determines that Picard was there to kill them and is about to say something but Picard accidentally activates the device that lifts the neural suppressor as the sisters reveal they had killed Kestra. Deanna then flies into a fit of rage and kills the sisters as well as her mother. Deanna then flees the planet alongside Picard.



B'EtorLursaJean-Luc PicardTaqutAndrul TaqutLwaxana TroiDeanna TroiKestra Troi
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BetazedRoom of RixxSacred Chalice
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Star Trek: Mirror Universe publications and stories
Novels "The Sorrows of Empire" • "Rise Like Lions"
Novellas Glass Empires "Age of the Empress" • "The Sorrows of Empire" • "The Worst of Both Worlds"
Obsidian Alliances "The Mirror-Scaled Serpent" • "Cutting Ties" • "Saturn's Children"
Short stories Shards and Shadows "Empathy" • "The Greater Good" • "Homecoming" • "Family Matters" • "The Traitor" • "A Terrible Beauty" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail" • "Nobunaga" • "The Black Flag" • "Ill Winds" • "Bitter Fruit"
Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"
Discovery episodes: "Into the Forest I Go" • "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • comics: Succession ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 3" • "Issue 4")
The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: The Mirror Universe Saga ("... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming...") • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • "The Mirror, Crackedprose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
Kelvin timeline comics: Mirrored ("Part 1" • "Part 2") • "Parallel Lives, Part 2" • Live Evil ("Part 1" • "Part 2" • "Part 3")
The Next Generation comics: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • TNG - Mirror Broken comics: "Origin of Data", "Prelude", "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" • TNG - Through the Mirror comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" TNG - Ripe for Plunder comics: "Chapter One", "Chapter Two", "Chapter Three", "Chapter Four", "Chapter Five" • TNG - Terra Incognita comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5", "Issue 6" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail" • Rise Like Lions
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key • "Freedom Angst" • Disavowed
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: NF - Turnaround comics: "Part I", "Part II", "Part III", "Part IV", "Part V" • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies RPG sourcebook: Through a Glass, Darklycomics: TOS comic: "The Mirror Universe Saga" • TurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)
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