After Gul Dukat placed a Pah-wraith in the Bajoran wormhole, the Bajoran people were cut off from their gods. In this time of uncertainty, a Glenn Beck-inspired news commentator attempts to use the Federation as a scapegoat.

Takes place between the events of DS9: "Tears of the Prophets" and DS9: "Image in the Sand", during a period between 47 and 51 days after the First Battle of Chin'toka.

Memorable quotesEdit

"Please tell me you didn’t break my ship one day into your promotion."
— Limis to Tarlazzi regarding random malfunctions
"Can I assume you view a lot of 21st Century Earth crime dramas where the most argumentative suspect is guilty?"
"That is often the case, but not always. But I have to ask that you swallow your pride and answer my questions as truthfully as you can."
-- Saul Mavik and Tirren Ra Hoth during the sabotage investigation.
"I don’t know if we are turning into a secular society or not, but you need ask yourself one question. Why? And unless you ask why, we’re going to transform into something."
— Bek Gillen's warning about the consequences of the Wormhole's disappearance, based on Glenn Beck's warning that the United States government was becoming an oligarchy.[1]
"This is not military information that must remain classified in order for that military to function effectively. This is the Federation Charter, available for any sentient to read. Always beware of the eye that will not see and the ear that will not hear."
— Bek Gillen's warning that the UFP was not exactly what it appeared to be.[2]
"Although Starfleet’s General Order One now needs to be bent given that Deep Space 9 is critical to the defense of this quadrant, the most fundamental principle behind our Prime Directive still stands."
Mer Ol'Mev responding to anti-Federation rhetoric on Bajor.

Background informationEdit



Bek GillenKelsen DaronWillis HuckabyLenaris HolemLimis VirconaAurellan MarkalisWillem MargoseGoris M'RevMer Ol'MevTirren Ra HothSaul MavikRebecca SullivanErhlich Tarlazzi

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Lambda Paz


AR-558BajorBriar PatchMonac systemStarbase G-6

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran Provisional GovernmentCardassian UnionDominionKlingon EmpireRomulan Star EmpireUnited Federation of Planets

Other referencesEdit

First Battle of Chin'tokaMonac shipyards

Related Deep Space 9 episodesEdit

External linksEdit

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