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Shinzon leads Reman troops in an attack on Dominion forces occupying the planet Goloroth.

Summary

A group of Romulan dignitaries, including Senator Tal-Aura, arrive on Centurion Shinzon's ship to brief him on a new mission. The Jem Hadar have taken the planet Goloroth in the Romulan/Federation Neutral Zone. On this planet is a secret Tal Shiar laboratory which the Tal Shiar believe the Jem Hadar have taken intact and will be revealed when a Starfleet/Klingon task force arrives to take the planet. Shinzon is ordered to destroy the lab and the Jem Hadar before Starfleet and the Klingons arrive. If he succeeds, he is promised the command and crew of his choice.

The Romulans assign Shinzon and his Reman soldiers the mission hoping they will be wiped out. Shinzon accepts the mission because he believes the lab is being used to create thalaron radiation which they can then use to liberate the Reman populous.

After a brief, bloody battle and with the use of the laboratory's thalaron particles, Shinzon and his troops secure the lab. In the lab, they find the android B-4. Activating it, B-4 tells them that he was discovered and studied by the Romulans nineteen years earlier, then was deactivated and forgotten about because it was "too stupid" to be of use. Shinzon realizes the android is similar to Starfleet's Data just as he is a clone of Jean-Luc Picard. Seeing B-4 as a kindred spirit, Shinzon takes the android with him before destroying the lab.

As they leave the planet, Shinzon feels a pain deep inside him. He then returns to the Romulans to collect his promised reward.

References

Characters

B-4E'MekJ'NekMogano'garN'VolR'VekRayikShinzonT'RethTal'AuraValnorVkrukXiomek
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DataJean-Luc PicardSvalaTran

Locations

Alpha QuadrantGolorothRomulan Neutral Zone
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Omarion NebulaRemusRikoletRomulusTibura Secundus

Starships and vehicles

IRW Draco (Romulan warbird) • IRW Lykara (Romulan warbird) • Scorpion-classZdonek (Zemba-class dropship)
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USS Enterprise-E

Races and cultures

HumanJem'HadarRemanRomulanVorta
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CardassianDeltan

States and organizations

DominionKlingon Defense ForceRomulan GuardRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetTal Shiar

Other references

androidantecenturionBattle of GolorothBattle of the Omarion Nebulabiogenic weaponbloodwormcenturioncloaking devicecommanderdisruptorDominion WarduraniumFirsthigh commanderinertial dampenerkar'takinketracel-whitemonofilamentplasma cannonSenatorSaurian brandysubcommanderswordthalaron corethalaron generatortransporterturboliftVulcanoid

Appendices

Related Stories

  • DS9 episode: "The Die is Cast" - The Tal Shiar's power was decreased after their loss at the Battle of the Omarion Nebula, forcing them to turn to the military for help
  • TNG movie: Star Trek: Nemesis - Shows Shinzon's rise to power using the thalaron generator.

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