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Captain Benjamin Sisko is entrusted by the Metrons, whose race is dying, to help preserve their knowledge for future generations. The Dominion also seek to obtain the knowledge.



Julian BashirJadzia DaxLi KashiggoKira NerysKolettaMiles O'BrienBenjamin SiskoS'alathWorf
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Curzon DaxJames T. KirkOdoSpock


Alpha QuadrantRestricted Sector One-Four-BravoVenexarVenexar IV
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Bajoran wormholeCestus IIIDeep Space 9Demilitarized ZoneWolf 359

Starships and vehicles

USS AmhurstUSS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Jem'Hadar warship
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USS Enterprise

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

DominionGorn AllianceStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Gorn AutarchyStarfleet Academy

Other references

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Related stories

  • "Arena" (TOS episode)
  • "Trials and Tribble-ations" - Sisko notes to Dax that he would like to ask Kirk about fighting the Gorn on Cestus III. "Where I Fell Before My Enemy" takes place before that episode.
  • The disease that is killing the Metron species is referenced in another SNW story, "Guardians", where it is called the Metron Psycho-Plague.


published order
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Life's Lessons
Strange New Worlds I
Next story:
Good Night, Voyager
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Basics, Part 2
Pocket Next Adventure:
Day of Honor
Then: One Year Ago