Dax, Dr. Bashir along with a young ensign, Jamie Kirk, return from the Gamma Quadrant with a strange artifact. When they arrive back at Deep Space 9, they learn that Lieutenant Jayakar had been killed in an accident. When they return, they meet Jannek, a Romulan diplomat and the son of a Commander who Captain James T. Kirk met in battle over 100 years before.

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AyelborneJulian BashirJadzia DaxJannekJayakarKira NerysJamie Samantha KirkOdoQuarkRykhinBenjamin SiskoWinter
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Curzon DaxJames T. KirkKor


BajorDeep Space 9InfirmaryQuark's
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Bajoran wormholeGamma Quadrant

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Orinoco (Danube-class runabout) • USS Rio Grande (Danube-class runabout) • Romulan warbird
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USS Enterprise

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran High CouncilBajoran MilitiaCircleStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Klingon EmpireStarfleet Academy

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ambassadorChalicegaghlatinumphaserplasmaquantum analyzerspectral analyzer


Related storiesEdit

  • "Balance of Terror" (TOS episode) - The fate of Jannek's father is shown in this episode. The comic also references the events of the episode, specifically showing how Jannek was inspired by his father's final words of peace to Kirk.
  • "Errand of Mercy" - After Sisko encounters Ayelbourne, he mentions the events of the episode.
  • "The Homecoming"/"The Circle"/"The Siege" - The Circle first appeared in the first three episodes of the DS9's second season.
  • "Blood Oath" - Dax alludes to "Klingon friends" not recognizing her.



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