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"Divide et Impera" was a mission in Star Trek Online. At game launch it was the fourth mission of the "Romulan Mystery" episode, but it was removed from the game as part of a revamp of the episode for the game's fifth anniversary on 29 January 2015.

The mission's title is Latin for "divide and rule" (possibly a mistranslation of "divide and conquer").

DescriptionEdit

Admiral Zelle is our expert on the Romulans, <rank>.

She has been dealing with them for most of her Starfleet career, and I trust her opinion.

She needs a ship and a crew for a top-secret mission. Speak to her and follow her instructions.

SummaryEdit

The player character collects Admiral Zelle in T'nae's office on Starbase 39-Sierra and travels to a Romulan base in the Vendor system. After destroying several Romulan ships in space they beam aboard the space station.

Zelle claims that the Romulans are developing banned weapons but it quickly becomes clear through examinations of cargo and computers that they are in fact medical researchers working on countermeasures against the Undine. Upon being cornered, the base CO, Commander Selok, says she has heard many stories of Federation hypocrisy and depravity but never believed them until now, and accuses the party of being Undine. She attacks and is killed. Zelle now reveals herself to be a shapeshifted Undine.

The player defeats the Undine but it transforms into Selok and beams away, and the player is forced to mount a fighting retreat from the station.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

SelokT'naeZelle (Undine)
Referenced only 
Zelle

LocationsEdit

Starbase 39-SierraVendor system

Races and culturesEdit

RemanRomulanUndineVulcan

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralcenturioncommanderguardpsi mastershadow guard elitesublieutenantuhlan

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Mogai-class warbirdT'varo-class warbird

States and organizationsEdit

Romulan Star EmpireRomulan Star NavyStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Weapons and technologyEdit

transporter

AppendicesEdit

ReceptionEdit

Cryptic Studios lead writer Christine Thompson remarked that "Divide et Impera" was supposed to be part of a three-mission story arc that was never completed due to time constraints during development. Before its deletion the mission was universally reviled for railroading the player character into committing war crimes by attacking the Romulan medical personnel, and at least two missions were created by players using Star Trek Online's Foundry toolset to complete the arc and explain the actions.

ConnectionsEdit

Federation episodes in Star Trek Online
Tutorial Graduation DayTraining CruiseField PromotionsCommunication BreakdownAssimilation of the Innocent Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
(Tour of Duty) (Prelude to a Crisis) • (Khitomer Crisis) • (The Price of Liberty) • (Assimilation) • (Gather Equipment) • (Line in the Sand) • Welcome to Earth Spacedock • (Skills Trainer) • (New Orders?)
Klingon War Welcome to Earth SpacedockStranded In SpaceDiplomatic OrdersHide and SeekStop the SignalResearcher RescueThe Kuvah'Magh • (War is Good for Business) • Treasure Trading StationSecret OrdersTask Force HippocratesSkirmishSpin the WheelWhat Lies BeneathEverything Old is NewNight of the CometThe Ultimate KlingonThe Doomsday DeviceCity on the Edge of NeverPast ImperfectTemporal Ambassador
Wasteland Secrets of NimbusThe Lost City of ParadiseBlind Men Tell All TalesThe UndyingA Fistful of GornInstallation 18
Romulan Mystery Heading Out • (Under the Cover of Night) • (Minefield) • (Divide et Impera) • (Saturday's Child) • (Preemptive Strike) • (Hunting the Hunters) • (Project NightingaleBy Any Means) • (Ground Zero) • (Ghost Ship) • (Friend of My Enemy) • (Trapped) • (S'harien's Swords) • Empress SelaDesperate MeasuresShadow PlayTarisThe VaultMine EnemyFrozenColiseumCutting the CordDarkness Before the Dawn
Cardassian Struggle Venture into Deep SpaceBadlandsSuspectWar GamesShutdownRapierForging BondsThe Long NightThe Tribble with KlingonsTear of the ProphetsCrack in the MirrorThe New LinkSeeds of DissentThe Other SideCage of FireSecond WaveOf BajorOperation GammaFacility 4028Boldly They Rode
Missions in parentheses are no longer available as of the current version of Star Trek Online.

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