After Doctor Aurellan Markalis appears to betray her colleagues, she rejoins Rhys Darcen and his fellow augments to learn their next move using a deadly biological agent. Meanwhile, Captain Limis Vircona's shuttle crashlands on a desolate planet. While awaiting rescue, she recalls her first mission with Starfleet Intelligence when she first became aware of the existence of Section 31.

Takes place concurrently with DS9: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite".

Memorable quotesEdit

"Can you transfer power from auxiliary circuits or from some non-essential system."
"Define 'non-essential'."
"Anything not relating to propulsion."
-- Limis and Lisa Neeley when the captain's yacht is on the verge of crashing into an asteroid.
"I don’t plan on dying of malaria in this jungle."
— Limis while contemplating how to send a distress call
"Seamus is in really bad shape. I don’t know that he’ll make it through the night. Not even Vulcans would be as cavalier as you are being."
— Markalis to Rhys Darcen
"But how do you know you are not attracted to the same gender if you’ve never been in a successful romantic relationship?"
"You just know."
"I never believed that."
-- Snežana Ilochko and Markalis
"Before you start complaining, I just saved you from a court martial."
— Neeley after slugging one of her subordinates to prevent him from attacking Limis

Background informationEdit

  • Title refers to a quote from Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man (1791), where Paine stated, "Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good." [1]



Sam BowersRhys DarcenElim GarakGrimaudSnežana IlochkoRonnie KozarLimis VirconaCharles H. LoganAurellan MarkalisLisa NeeleySeamus O'DellIleana RoshanakRebecca SullivanErhlich Tarlazzi

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Lambda PazCaptain's yacht


Argolis ClusterKalandra sectorTagra IVVolan III

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Cardassian UnionSection 31Starfleet IntelligenceUnited Federation of Planets

Other referencesEdit

Betreka Nebula IncidentFederation-Cardassian WarKalandra Campaign

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