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One Small Step for Agriculture? Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil for the First Time
From Matt Damon’s Mars potatoes in The Martian to the valuable space-grain that Tribbles were so fond of in the second season of Star Trek, science fiction has given us no shortage of opportunities to watch plants grow in space over the years. In fact, the lead horticulturist for NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) has said that she was first inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation ’s Geordi La Forge. Nonetheless, the exact interaction between lunar materials and Earth’s terrestrial biology (specifically, experiments that determined whether plants could actually grow in the powdery gray soil that covers the surface of the moon) has eluded scientists so far — until now.
For the first time in human history, researchers from the University of Florida have successfully grown plants in moon soil — technically referred to as “lunar regolith” — from seed to sprout. Results from the NASA-funded study were published in Communications Biology on May 12, and they provide considerable insight into the future of interstellar agriculture.
A Meticulous Experiment
This particular lunar regolith was originally collected by Apollo missions 11, 12 and 17. The catch? They only had about 12 grams of it to work with, so each critical step of the project had to execute flawlessly in order to complete the experiment.
Researchers first divided the lunar soil into 12 separate plastic plates typically used for cell cultures. Then, they carefully moistened the soil with a nutrient solution before adding a sprinkle of seeds from the Arabidopsis plant, a small flowering weed native to Eurasia and Africa. To create the experiment’s control group, seeds were also planted in soil that simulated extreme environments on Mars and Earth, as well as a terrestrial substance made from volcanic ash that mimics authentic lunar soil.
“After two days, they started to sprout!” said Anna-Lisa Paul, professor in Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida and lead author on the paper, in a press release . “Everything sprouted. I can’t tell you how astonished we were! Every plant — whether in a lunar sample or in a control — looked the same up until about day six.”
As the experiment progressed, the researchers found that the authentic lunar soil plants were developing more slowly. Many showed signs of severe stress, similar to those indicating adverse reactions to salt, metal and reactive oxygen species. Although the plants indicated that they found the lunar soil environment stressful, the few tiny sprouts have proven that lunar soil wouldn’t interrupt the signals involved in plant growth.
Gardening in Space Is No Easy Feat
The idea of growing plants in space isn’t exactly new — astronauts from the Soviet space program spent more than a decade proving they could cultivate seeds in microgravity. The effort finally paid off in 1982, when they harvested roughly 200 Arabidopsis seeds from a greenhouse module on the Salyut 7 space station, taking them back to Earth where they were able to germinate and produce healthy plants. When American astrophysicist Michael Foale stayed on Russia’s Mir space station in 1997, he was able to germinate seeds of Brassica rapa — commonly known as mizuna — also bringing them back to Earth to develop into viable plants.
Since then, NASA has continued the study of plant growth in microgravity on the ISS. The Vegetable Production System, a space garden known as “Veggie” that’s about the size of a carry-on piece of luggage and holds up to six plants, successfully cultivated pak choi and mustard greens in 2021 . Later that year, astronauts threw a taco party after harvesting red and green Hatch chilies using the same system.
The Veggie system works by protecting plants in a “pillow” filled with clay-based growth medium and fertilizer. These special bags help distribute water, nutrients and air around the roots, which would otherwise suffocate due to the way fluids in space form bubbles. Another ISS growth chamber, the Advanced Plant Habitat, uses LED lights and controlled-release fertilizer in an automated enclosure, complete with cameras and over 180 different sensors that connect directly to a team on the ground at Kennedy Space Center.
Moon Farming Has a Future
Necessary nutrients, like vitamins K, C and D, break down over time in the freeze-dried food traditionally consumed in space. Growing healthy produce in micro- or zero-gravity provides a solution to vitamin or nutrient deficiencies among astronauts while reducing reliance on freeze-dried and prepackaged meals (after all, all it took to give sailors scurvy was a lack of vitamin C). Plus, investing in space agriculture now may come in handy for the next generation of explorers, should humans end up colonizing other planets or lose existing landscapes for healthy crops on Earth due to extreme weather events.
It’s not just about providing astronauts with fresh produce on missions that may last months or years at a time, but also about their mental health. NASA’s Human Research Program is currently studying how space gardening affects astronauts’ moods and whether it can help them cope with isolation or enhance their connection to Earth while stationed between the stars. So far, no one involved in the study has viewed their work with plants in space as anything but advantageous.
There are still several variables that need addressing when it comes to the moon soil experiment, such as whether or not the location where the soil was collected would have an effect on how the plants respond to it. The study also indicated that plants grown in younger moon soil showed more minor signs of stress than those grown in mature soil, which is exposed to more cosmic wind and solar rays on the moon’s surface.
One thing is certain: The experiment offers a far better understanding of cultivating plants for food and oxygen for extended stays on the moon and future space missions than we had before. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, seeing as NASA’s Artemis Program plans to return humans to the moon and build a basecamp on the surface by 2024. The research may also help identify more sustainable farming techniques for our own planet’s uncertain future.
“This research is critical to NASA’s long-term human exploration goals as we’ll need to use resources found on the Moon and Mars to develop food sources for future astronauts living and operating in deep space,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “This fundamental plant growth research is also a key example of how NASA is working to unlock agricultural innovations that could help us understand how plants might overcome stressful conditions in food-scarce areas here on Earth.”
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Gowron , son of M'Rel, was Chancellor of the Klingon High Council from 2367 until he was killed by Worf and succeeded by Martok during the Dominion War in 2375. He is the grandson of Aakar of House Mo'Kai .
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- "Hoch 'ebmey tljon" : During the events of “The Khitomer Discord” , Chancellor J'mpok faces a difficult choice when he meets a potential new ally , whose eyes reminded him of Gowron, a mad tyrant who ruled the Empire he had grown up in. J'mpok knew that his new ally, Aakar, was clearly related to Gowron by blood. As Aakar presents him with J'Ula's mycelial weapon , along with the opportunities he could achieve ruling the Empire, he flashes his widened eyes like a madman which gave J'mpok a haunting visage of Gowron for a moment.
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Martok reunites with Gowron in Koth .
Gowron chained in Gre'thor in exchange for L'Rell 's soul.
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Gowron , son of M'Rel , was Chancellor of the Klingon High Council in the late 24th century . He ruled during the Klingon Civil War , Klingon-Cardassian War , and Dominion War . He was killed by Worf in 2375 .
- 1.1 Early career
- 1.2 Klingon Civil War
- 1.3 Later career
- 1.4 The Dominion War
- 2 Memorable quotes
- 3.1 Appearances
- 3.2 Background information
- 3.3 Apocrypha
- 3.4 External links
History [ ]
Early career [ ].
Before 2367 , Gowron was a political outsider, who often challenged the decisions of the Klingon High Council . After the death of Chancellor K'mpec , Gowron and Duras, son of Ja'rod , became the two leading candidates for leadership of the council. It was suspected that Gowron had in fact poisoned K'mpec to advance his career, though many believe that K'mpec was indeed poisoned by Duras.
Gowron traveled on the IKS Buruk to undergo the Rite of Succession in the Gamma Arigulon system , where K'mpec had gone to rendezvous with Captain Jean-Luc Picard , who would serve as Arbiter of Succession . Gowron, like a typical Klingon, was skeptical of an outsider's ability to function as Arbiter, and was frustrated with his choice of undergoing the ja'chuq , but still went along with little argument. Once Duras was killed by Worf through the Right of Vengeance , Gowron's election as chancellor was complete. ( TNG : " Reunion ")
Klingon Civil War [ ]
Following Gowron's election, Duras' sisters, Lursa and B'Etor , challenged Gowron's office. They appealed to the High Council to install Toral , the illegitimate son of Duras, as chancellor. The resulting division of loyalty in the council quickly sparked the Klingon Civil War in late 2367. ( TNG : " Redemption ") After a few weeks, Gowron's forces emerged victorious. With the help of the Federation , ties that the Duras family had with the Romulan Star Empire were exposed. In addition, Gowron reinstated the House of Mogh in recognition of the actions of Worf and his brother Kurn coming to his aid in the conflict. ( TNG : " Redemption II ")
Later career [ ]
In the aftermath of the war, Gowron found it was best to avoid calling attention to the Federation's support during the war. He ordered that all official accounts of the events omit the Federation's involvement in the conflict and emphasize his own courage and strategic genius. ( TNG : " Unification I ")
When a clone of Kahless the Unforgettable was created in 2369, Gowron dismissed his right to rule the Klingon Empire , though he soon became worried that the clone 's existence would plunge the empire into another civil war. In order to keep the peace, he agreed to support Kahless as the spiritual leader of his people, agreeing to support his succession as "Emperor" (the title having been defunct for generations), while Gowron would remain leader of the Council. ( TNG : " Rightful Heir ")
In 2371 , a Klingon named Kozak was killed in an accident at Quark's on Deep Space 9 . D'Ghor , posing as Kozak's brother, made a claim before Gowron and the Council to the House of Kozak , but Gowron temporarily transferred leadership of the House of Kozak to Quark , who had secretly married Kozak's widow, Grilka . Together, they proved to Gowron that D'Ghor had dishonored himself by trying to financially ruin Kozak for years instead of openly fighting him. D'Ghor challenged Quark to personal combat, but Quark refused to fight. D'Ghor was about to kill the unarmed Ferengi when Gowron intervened and discommended D'Ghor for his dishonorable attempt to kill an unarmed opponent who was not even attempting to fight back. Furthermore, Gowron proclaimed that the House of Kozak would become the House of Grilka and commended the Ferengi for his uncommon bravery. ( DS9 : " The House of Quark ", " Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places ")
Later that year, Commander Sisko hypothesized that Gowron had sent the Klingon Intelligence agents Atul , Bo'rak and Morka to Deep Space 9 to spy on a Romulan delegation. ( DS9 : " Visionary ")
" This we do not forgive… or forget. "
As the cold war between the Dominion and the Alpha Quadrant escalated during the 2370s, Gowron took prominent Klingon General Martok as his military adviser. Martok had secretly been replaced by a Changeling , and used his position to influence Gowron's military decisions. ( DS9 : " Apocalypse Rising ") When a civilian revolution took place on Cardassia Prime in 2372 , Martok spread misinformation that the Cardassian uprising had been supported by the Dominion. This view gained some credence as it fit the Founders' modus operandi, since they regularly made use of infiltrators to weaken their enemies. Martok led Gowron to believe that the civilian-led Detapa Council had been replaced by Changelings. Seeking to protect the Empire, Gowron ordered the invasion of the Cardassian Union . The move was condemned by the Federation Council , and Gowron withdrew from the Khitomer Accords , ending the decades-long alliance with the Federation, beginning the Federation-Klingon War . When Captain Sisko took the Detapa Council under his protection, Gowron led an unsuccessful assault on Deep Space Nine, ultimately withdrawing after conceding that it was not in the Empire's interest to fight a war with the Cardassian Union and the Federation at the same time. ( DS9 : " The Way of the Warrior ", " Rules of Engagement ") Kurn revealed to Worf that Gowron's reasoning for breaking the treaty was " because [he] underestimates the Federation. He thinks they're soft, weak, but he is wrong. " ( DS9 : " Sons of Mogh ")
The Klingons conquered a number of Cardassian colonies but failed to take Cardassia Prime . Gowron declared victory anyway, in order to avoid assassination attempts. He fortified his positions in Cardassian space and continued expanding the borders of the Empire. He also ordered several attacks on Romulan targets on the Klingon-Romulan border . ( DS9 : " Hippocratic Oath ")
In late 2372, Gowron demanded that the Federation withdraw from the Archanis sector , in particular Archanis IV . During this time, the Dominion planted false information in Starfleet through Odo that Gowron, not Martok, was a Changeling spy. ( DS9 : " Broken Link ") Starfleet sent a team to Klingon military headquarters on Ty'Gokor to expose Gowron. Eventually, they discovered that Martok was, in fact, the Changeling agent, and Gowron's men swiftly killed the impostor. ( DS9 : " Apocalypse Rising ")
After the Cardassians joined the Dominion in 2373 , the Klingon forces were driven from Cardassian space. Facing the combined forces of the Dominion and Cardassia, Gowron reinstated the Khitomer Accords and posted a permanent contingent of Klingon officers on the Cardassian border at station Deep Space 9, commanded, ironically, by the real Martok. ( DS9 : " By Inferno's Light ")
The Dominion War [ ]
In 2374 , Gowron was reluctant to involve the Empire in Operation Return . However, he was later persuaded to assist Sisko's forces by Martok and Worf. The late arrival of the Klingon fleet proved critical in the battle, throwing the Dominion lines into disarray, and allowed the Defiant to break through. ( DS9 : " Favor the Bold ", " Sacrifice of Angels ")
Several months later, the Dominion and the Orion Syndicate used Gowron's feud with the Klingon ambassador to Farius Prime in an attempt to bring down the Treaty of Alliance . Gelnon and Raimus hoped that, by having Liam Bilby , Krole and Flith assassinate the ambassador with Klingon weapons, it would look like Gowron had ordered the pro-Dominion ambassador's execution. ( DS9 : " Honor Among Thieves ")
Gowron played a role, albeit unknowingly, in bringing the Romulan Star Empire into the war against the Dominion. In late 2374, Captain Sisko contacted Gowron and asked him to issue a formal pardon to Grathon Tolar , who was needed by Sisko and Elim Garak to forge a holo-recording . ( DS9 : " In the Pale Moonlight ")
Gowron fights Worf to the death in 2375
Early in 2375, both Worf and Martok planned to speak to Gowron to see if he could find Kor a fitting assignment on Qo'noS . ( DS9 : " Once More Unto the Breach ")
Martok's actions during the war had made him a prominent figure throughout the Empire, such that he was regarded by the Klingon people as their savior. Feeling threatened by Martok's growing political influence, Gowron took direct control of the Klingon Defense Force in 2375. He began trying to undermine Martok's military standing, repeatedly sending him against impossible odds so that he would be forced to retreat. ( DS9 : " When It Rains... ") Martok refused to challenge Gowron even after such dishonorable actions, believing it would be tantamount to turning against the Empire.
Instead, Gowron was challenged by a member of Martok's house, Worf. Worf, who had been subtly directed by Captain Sisko to have Gowron removed as Chancellor, defeated Gowron in one-on-one combat, killing him, and passed the leadership of the High Council to Martok. Despite his disapproval of Gowron's actions, Worf still performed the Klingon death ritual for him, acknowledging the former Chancellor as a Klingon warrior. ( DS9 : " Tacking Into the Wind ")
Before leaving Deep Space 9 to take up his post as Martok's Federation ambassador, Worf recalled having fought Gowron for the leadership of the Empire. ( DS9 : " What You Leave Behind ")
Following his death, he was considered among the famous Klingons whose likenesses were used as the narrator / referee for the Ferengi video board game Bat'leths & BiHnuchs . ( LD : " The Least Dangerous Game ")
Memorable quotes [ ]
" You will die slowly, Duras. "
" K'mpec was also stubborn. He, too, refused to listen. Now… he is gone. You need not make the same mistake. "
" The grasp of Duras reaches up from the grave! "
" Are you blind to what they represent? Then go… your blood will paint the way to the future. "
" What are you, Worf? Do you tremble and quake with fear at the approach of combat, hoping to talk your way out of a fight like a Human? Or do you hear the cry of the warrior, calling you to battle, calling you to glory like a Klingon? "
" You have made many enemies, Worf. Fortunately, I am not one of them! "
" What kind of fools do you have working for you, Picard? "
" What was his name? If you were really there, you should be able to tell us the name of the man who stood outside the walls. Describe him to us. How tall was he? What was he wearing?!? What color… were his eyes ?! "
" Kahless has been dead for a thousand years; but the idea of Kahless is still alive. Have you ever fought an idea, Picard? It has no weapon to destroy, no body to kill. The idea of Kahless' return must be stopped here and now – or it will travel through the Empire like a wave, and leave nothing but destruction behind. "
" You should have killed me when you had the chance. I promise you will not get another. "
" It's time for me to take a more active role in this war. As of today, I'm assuming direct command of our forces. "
" I decide what can and cannot be done. "
" I should've known better than to trust you again. If you were a true Klingon, I would kill you where you stand! Fortunately for you, that child's uniform shields you from your rightful fate. "
" The Klingon Empire will remember what has happened here. You have sided against us in battle. And this we do not forgive… or forget! "
" You will not have this… day… "
" Think of it. Five years ago, no one had ever heard of Bajor or Deep Space 9. Now all our hopes rest here. Where the tides of fortune take us, no man can know. "
Appendices [ ]
Appearances [ ].
- " Reunion " (Season 4)
- " Redemption "
- " Redemption II " (Season 5)
- " Rightful Heir " (Season 6)
- " The House of Quark " (Season 3)
- " The Way of the Warrior " (Season 4)
- " Broken Link "
- " Apocalypse Rising " (Season 5)
- " By Inferno's Light "
- " When It Rains... " (Season 7)
- " Tacking Into the Wind "
- " What You Leave Behind " (archive footage)
Background information [ ]
Gowron was played by actor Robert O'Reilly . He believed he was cast in the role by "Reunion" director Jonathan Frakes partly because of " that crazy loon eyeball thing, but he saw also a sense of humor, and he has one of the great senses of humor of all time. I think that created a curiosity in him and he wanted to see more of me. "
O'Reilly had been cast as Gowron after performing as Edmund in a production of King Lear , and this influenced his approach to the character. " I thought it absolutely fit. Remember, the way Gowron came in is not the way he went out. He went out as this bad, terrible Klingon, which I disagreed with strongly, but that's fine. But the earlier part of Gowron's arc, he was the outsider, the only one with honor, and he was sort of a crazed warrior who did not want to be anywhere near 'hew-mons.' So it started off very, very differently. If you take the point of view of Edmund, he's the outsider. He's the 'bastard', just out there and not part of the group, and then he decides to defeat everybody and become head of the group. " 
Apocrypha [ ]
The Enhanced First Contact expansion of the Star Trek Customizable Card Game shows a card where, in an alternate universe , Gowron, not Picard (known as Locutus of Borg in his assimilated form), was assimilated by the Borg . His name was simply "Gowron of Borg".
Gowron also appeared (in character) in a 1994 Hallmark Keepsake ornament commercial filmed to promote a Klingon Bird-of-Prey ornament. Gowron also features heavily in the video games Star Trek: Klingon and Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard , with O'Reilly reprising his role in both games.
His mirror universe counterpart ( β ) is mentioned as being a colonel in the service of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance in the novella The Mirror-Scaled Serpent . A firm opponent of inter-species breeding, he sent a Terran slave to assassinate B'Elanna , the half-Klingon, half-Terran Supervisor of Ardana . The slave was unsuccessful and was killed, himself, by B'Elanna's personal aide Kate Janeway . He later appeared in the short story "For Want of a Nail", contained in the anthology Shards and Shadows , in which he was killed by Duras.
In Star Trek Online , Aakar, son of Aakam, a member of the House of Mo'Kai involved in the Federation-Klingon War as seen in Star Trek: Discovery , is revealed to be the grandfather of Gowron in the "House Divided" update released in June 2020, where he is voiced by Robert O'Reilly.  Gowron himself, also voiced by O'Reilly, appears in the "House Reborn" update released for the game's 11th anniversary in January 2021. Player characters accompanied by Martok and J'Ula, the matriarch of the House of Mo'Kai , encounter Gowron in "Koth", a sort of limbo for those souls not sent either to Sto-vo-kor or Gre'thor in death; though Gowron died in honorable combat, his spirit was sent to Koth as a result of Aakar's treachery staining his family honor for three generations. When the player character and their allies enter Gre'thor seeking to free the soul of former Chancellor L'Rell , Gowron offers his own in her place, declaring that at least he would be among Klingons, even dishonored ones, rather than alone in the void. J'Ula swears to Fek'lhr , lord of Gre'thor, that she will bring the souls of both Aakar and the self-styled Emperor J'mpok to Gre'thor in exchange for Gowron being allowed to go to Sto-vo-kor. In the "House United" update in May 2021, Aakar is killed by the player character with the aid of L'Rell; J'mpok falls to J'Ula's blades shortly afterward, thus ensuring Gowron will go to Sto-vo-kor.
External links [ ]
- Gowron at StarTrek.com
- Gowron, son of M'Rel at Memory Beta , the wiki for licensed Star Trek works
- Gowron at Wikipedia
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Star Trek Online: House Divided
By Ambassador Kael | Tue 30 Jun 2020 08:23:00 AM PDT
We’ve been through the Age of Discovery, and celebrated a Legendary Anniversary, but now it’s time to return to 2411 for good, Captains. Welcome to the Year of Klingon. Welcome to House Divided. In this epic new update for Star Trek Online, a brand new face is joining our stories cast – Robert O’Reilly, who played Chancellor Gowron in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is joining the cast as Aakar, Gowron’s ancestor and a loyal servant of the treacherous Ju’la. Players have already met Aakar in The Rise of Discovery, but Robert O’Reilly brings a new dimension and character to the role. Gowron was a brilliant, crafty leader, and time will tell if those traits came from his Grandfather.
In addition, an old fan favorite returns. J.G. Hertzler is stepping back into the role of Martok, rejoining our cast as our focus turns again to the Klingon Empire. With the incursion of J’ula into the modern era, more and more Klingons are listening to her message of a return to “traditional” ways. What side will Martok choose?
The classic Klingon tutorial experience, one of our favorites, has been given a visual overhaul, with new environments, new cutscenes, voice overs, and more. Playing this classic story now feels like a brand new game. In addition, characters like J’Mpok, Adet’pa, Kagran and Worf have been given entirely new models, as have several classic Klingon ships, and there are new hair and face options for male Klingon Captains. This is the only the beginning of the Year of Klingon, and the classic updates will continue as we move forward.
Those seeking the power of time itself can engage in the House Divided event, playing through the brand new TFO, Best Served Cold, three new Patrols, or the two new episodes in the House Divided story to earn themselves a Red Angel Suit. This powerful armor allows your character to transform into a flying warrior capable of sending their enemies through time itself. The Angel’s Wake Lock Box continues the love from Discovery Season 2, giving your characters access to the Ba’ul Sentry Vessel, with one of the most impressive abilities in the game so far.
How you play is up to you, but make sure you retain your honor. The Year of Klingon has only just begun. Qapla’, Captains.
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Star Trek Online: The Future of the Klingon Empire is at Stake
The Year of Klingon is continuing in Star Trek Online , with the next chapter of our epic story that shakes the Klingon Empire to its very core, Star Trek Online: House Shattered . Starring J.G. Hertzler (Martok from “Deep Space Nine”) and Robert O’Reilly (Gowron from “The Next Generation” and “Deep Space Nine”), we find players falsely accused of an attack on Khitomer, the center of diplomacy for the modern galaxy. In order to clear your name, you must hire a dangerous crew and break into Klingon Chancellor J’Mpok’s most private files. Can you survive this clandestine mission?
This is the second time J.G. Hertzler has returned to the role of Martok within Star Trek Online , just one of over 40 different classic Star Trek actors that have reprised their roles within our game. After becoming Chancellor in “Deep Space Nine,” Martok ruled peacefully for many years. But he was cut down in his prime by the young upstart J’mpok, who has been Chancellor of the Klingon Empire ever since. Believed to be dead, Martok was discovered alive within a Son’a prison. Now he serves the Klingon Empire, including the man who “killed” him. For the most honorable of Klingons, how far can his loyalty to the Empire be stretched before it breaks?
Gowron, on the other hand, continues to be very dead after his death at Worf’s hands in “Deep Space Nine.” Robert O’Reilly is instead playing Akar, Gowron’s distant ancestor. When J’ula, a fierce Klingon warrior, was sent forward in time to 2411, Akar came with her. Once her loyal lieutenant, he has betrayed her and gone to serve J’mpok instead. But Akar has always been a snake in the grass, who knows where his loyalties truly lie?
Rounding out our celebrity cast is Rehka Sharma, from “Star Trek: Discovery.” Although she played Ellen Landry in “Discovery,” and in Star Trek Online , Sharma is taking on a new role for this story. She is playing Adet Pa, the Witch of Nimbus III, a Klingon spy who serves her own interests. For now, Adet Pa is your ally. But will that last through the events of House Shattered ? Only time will tell.
The Year of Klingon also continues our updates to classic Klingon Content. Infiltrate the treacherous House Torg in the brilliantly reimagined “Bringing Down the House” and “The House Always Wins,” and execute a daring raid on the Federation’s own shipyards in “Mars, the Bringer of War.” Start a new Klingon character to experience these updates and more, including remastered ships and new character options.
House Shattered comes with more than this exciting new episode, however. Return to the events of “Star Trek: Picard,” and save as many as you can on that dark day when the Synths rose up against Utopia Planetia. Participate in the Widening Gyre event to unlock a powerful new space set for your ships, and upgrade them like never before with the Experimental Ship Upgrade token. And get your hands on a Mirror Universe version of the classic Constitution class, now available inside the Infinity Lock Box.
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