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Summary[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

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

Locations[edit | edit source]

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

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

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

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

AlthuistBajoranGornHumanKlingonMetronTrill
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CardassianJem'Hadar

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

DominionGorn AllianceStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Gorn AutarchyStarfleet Academy

Other references[edit | edit source]

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Chronology[edit | edit source]

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Related stories[edit | edit source]

  • "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.

Connections[edit | edit source]

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