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Lost Souls
Series: Torchwood -
BBC Radio Drama
Release Number:
Featuring: Captain Jack
Martha Jones
Gwen Cooper
Ianto Jones
Enemy: Neutron eaters
Writer: Joseph Lidster
Director: Kate McAll
Post Production:
Release Date: Radio 4 - 10th September 2008
CD - 18th September 2008
Prod. Code:
Previous Story:
Following Story: Asylum

"Lost Souls" is an original BBC Radio 4 audio play written by Joseph Lidster. It aired on 10th September 2008 in the Afternoon Play slot as part of Radio 4's Big Bang Day which celebrated the switching on of CERN's Large Hadron Collider that same day. An MP3 version of the audio play was made available for seven days after broadcast and it was released on CD 18th September 2008. Andrew Marr introduced the audio play live from CERN.





When scientists start to disappear prior to the activation of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland, Dr. Martha Jones of UNIT asks her friends at Torchwood 3, still grieving over the recent death of two colleagues, to investigate.



  • The Torchwood team are still grieving the deaths of their colleagues Owen Harper and Toshiko Sato. Reference is made to a funeral service, which Martha Jones attended; that was her most recent meeting with the Torchwood team prior to this adventure.
  • They have not seen Martha Jones, who is working for UNIT, since the funeral.
  • The team are heard in pursuit of recurring Torchwood monsters Weevils.
  • An alien creature poses as the ghosts of Owen, Toshiko and Ianto's deceased girlfriend, Lisa Hallett.
  • Jack uses the phrase "reverse the polarity" (a phrase the Doctor often used).
  • Martha wishes she had a sonic screwdriver when she tries to open a locked door.
  • CERN is located at Geneva, the location of UNIT's world headquarters as established during the 1970s.


Discontinuity, Plot Holes, Errors

  • Torchwood is no longer a covert organisation? At the nightclub, Gwen introduces herself as "... Gwen Cooper, we catch aliens". This story takes place after numerous world-wide events had made the knowledge of alien life widespread (for example, DW: The Runaway Bride). Several Torchwood episodes, such as Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Dead Man Walking, and Children of Earth: Day One establish that Torchwood is, to a degree, widely known by the public; that said they aren't universally known given Professor Johnson's ignorance of the group.
  • The story is intended to coincide with the real-life activation of the collider. However it has been established that "current" Torchwood storylines take place a year ahead of real time, so this story takes place in 2009 - a year after the real-life activation of the collider. Not everything in the Doctor Who Universe coincides exactly with real-life history. Perhaps in the DWU the Collider wasn't activated until 2009 -- possibly due to some of the other-worldly events that had occurred recently? (In fact, in the real world such a scenario appears to be playing out as repairs to the collider have delayed its full activation until 2009.)


Lost Souls was released by BBC Audio in both CD and MP3 download formats on 18th September 2008, only a week after broadcast (ISBN 978-1-405-68944-1). Straight after initial broadcast, for one week only, internet users could download the radio serial free from the BBC website. The CD includes as a bonus the BBC Radio Wales feature Torchwood: All Access. Presented by Julian Carey and aired to coincide with the debut of Series 2, this is a 25-minute documentary on the Welsh aspects of the program, featuring interviews with Russell T Davies, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen and behind-the-scenes personnel. The mastering of the track contains an error that results in several minutes of discussion regarding the Hub set and its construction being repeated.



  • Lost Souls occurs after: TW: Exit Wounds
  • Lost Souls occurs before: TW: Children of Earth: Day One

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Series: crossover
Miniseries: Destiny, No. 3
Author(s): David Mack
Publication information
Published: Paperback - December 2008
Pages: 352
ISBN: ISBN 1416551751


Introduction (blurb)

The soldiers of Armageddon are on the march, laying waste to worlds in their passage. An audacious plan could stop them forever, but it carries risks that one starship captain is unwilling to take. For Captain Jean-Luc Picard, defending the future has never been so important, or so personal — and the wrong choice will cost him everything for which he has struggled and suffered.

For Captain William Riker, that choice has already been made. Haunted by the memories of those he was forced to leave behind, he must jeopardize all that he has left in a desperate bid to save the Federation.

For Captain Ezri Dax, whose impetuous youth is balanced by the wisdom of many lifetimes, the choice is a simple one: there is no going back — only forward to whatever future awaits them.

But for those who, millennia ago, had no choice… this is the hour of their final, inescapable destiny.


(2381) Starfleet Captain William T. Riker of the USS Titan made the most difficult decision of his career to that point, and agreed to former United Earth Starfleet Captain Erika Hernandez's assistance to depart New Erigol and escape the Caeliar. Doing so meant leaving behind his away team, including wife Deanna Troi, but his duty to the United Federation of Planets in light of the invading Borg Collective outweighed his personnel. Hernandez modified the vessel's shielding and deflector to allow them to pass safely through a subspace aperture, although the ship was without primary power after emerging in the Azure Nebula. On the planet's surface, Inyx of the Caeliar and the away team confronted Doctor Shenti Yisec Eres Ree after he attacked Troi, and he reveals that he injected her with a Pahkwa-thanh venom, stopping her internal damage.

(4527 BCE) The Caeliar city-ship Mantilis made a crash landing onto an unknown planet deep in the Delta Quadrant with its few survivors. The MACOs dug out of the ice and snow and surveyed their surroundings. Although Karl Graylock wanted to stay in the city and await rescue, Sergeant Gage Pembleton knew there would be no chance and they should move to the lowlands as quick as possible, hopefully to find food and water. They set out with batteries provided by Lerxst of the Caeliar, and set up camp, unable to find food their first night. As they keep watch, they see the Caeliar emerge from their city to observe the humans, pale and dying.

(2381) The USS Enterprise-E continued to chase the USS Aventine towards Federation space, with Captain Jean-Luc Picard fearing that Captain Ezri Dax would activate the Vesta-class ship's experimental quantum slipstream drive and head into a suicidal engagement. However, Dax finally relented and the two ships stopped to contact Starfleet Command for further orders. Elsewhere, in Klingon Empire space, Captain Korgan and the IKS veScharg'a led a fleet of Klingon Defense Force ships against the invading Borg, utilizing transphasic torpedoes after the specifications were distributed by Admiral Edward Jellico. After repelling the small force, General Klag contacted the veScharg'a and ordered them to join a large fleet halfway between the Azure Nebula and Qo'noS to defend the homeworld. At Qo'noS itself, Chancellor Martok beamed aboard the IKS Sword of Kahless and joined General Goluk and Captain G'mtor with the assembled forces ready to join the defending fleet. Meanwhile, back on Earth in the Palais de la Concorde, Federation President Nanietta Bacco tired of reading the grim reports from Starfleet delivered by liaison Leonard James Akaar. Special consultant Seven of Nine agreed that any attempts to evacuate from the quickly approaching Borg would be futile, and after making contact with the Enterprise, President Bacco gave Captain Picard carte blanche to undertake any actions, even if they violated Starfleet regulations or Federation law.

Admiral Jellico had no specific orders for the Enterprise and Aventine, but refused Dax's suggestion to activate their drive and return to Earth. He also informed the two Captains he had overriden Admiral Alynna Nechayev's security directive and distributed the specifications for transphasic torpedoes to all ships and starbases along with the Klingons. Without anything else presenting itself as an option, Picard suggested heading back to the Azure Nebula and rallying any remaining allies; Jellico consented, but suggested the ships have an exit strategy in case of the complete collapse of the Federation. Back at the nebula, Titan Chief Engineer Xin Ra-Havreii requested permission to salvage from the destroyed armada, an idea that Captain Riker reluctantly agreed to. After doing so, Riker went to visit Hernandez, entering her guest quarters without announcing himself. After a mild rebuke, she questioned her imprisonment, even though Riker had already confirmed her identity, but then accepted it. She revealed that ever since she and the Columbia had been captured by the Caeliar, she had desired escape, and the Titan had allowed her the chance; she also felt as though she had let down everyone she was supposed to have protected. The Titan was able to finally contact the Enterprise, and reported that of the entire armada, only the USS Voyager remained, and they refused assistance or evacuation.

(4527 BCE) A week after leaving Mantilis, the MACOs cling to survival. Pembleton attempted to keep up morale and keep them focused on survival, despite poor weather and lack of food. While hunting one day, Niccolo Mazzetti was attacked and killed by a predator animal. The Caeliar fared no better; without the quantum field of their planet, they quickly lost cohesion and senses, with their memories starting to fade. The youngest three eventually gave up their catoms to sustain the others even as Sedín and Lerxst contemplated proposing a merge with the humans. Lerxst reluctantly approached the MACOs with their suggestion.

(2381) In Axion, Inyx approached Ree for a sample of the venom so he could separate it from her physiology. Ree held out initially, hoping to lend his ability to assist in Troi's healing, but eventually relented. Due to the escape of the Titan, the Caeliar Quorum had decided to restrict all access to Caeliar technology and methodology. Aboard the Titan, Erika Hernandez had a nightmare where she was attacked and assimilated as Logos of Borg. Once awake, she discovered that along with sleep, her body also required food and drink, and she sampled the replicator's selections, finding them lacking. The command crews of the Aventine, Enterprise, and Titan gathered in the Happy Bottom Riding Club, and briefed each other on their recent events. Without any other ideas, Dax suggested speaking with Hernandez and gaining her further assistance. Captain Riker made the introductions, and Hernandez recognized Captain Picard as Locutus. Strangely, Hernandez was able to hear the voice of the Borg Collective, but able to filter and select individuals instead of the drone Picard often heard - including the new Borg Queen aboard a ship attacking Deneva with a single directive to destroy Earth and the Federation.

The Klingon fleet intercepts their Borg targets en route to Qo'noS, decloaking and launching barrages of transphasic torpedoes. The Borg employed ramming techniques, sacrificing a few ships to allow the bulk of their forces through and destroying seventy percent of the Klingons' strength. With the Sword of Kahless and IKS Gorkon unable to pursue, Martok communicated with Kopek in the High Council Chamber in the First City, who vowed to set aside politics for the sake of their civilization. Defending Deneva, Captain Alex Terapane and the USS Musashi led a fleet to defend the planet. When their torpedoes began to flare uselessly against the Borg's shields, he sacrificed his ship, hoping to take out as many cubes as possible. On the surface, Ione Kitain and Elieth watched the destruction of their planet, observing bodies falling from the sky as transport vessels lose power. In Paris, President Bacco received word from Esperanza Piñiero about the destruction of Deneva, along with impending attacks on close worlds, suggesting that they move to the secure bunker at Starfleet Command Headquarters.

(4527 BCE) Lexrst attempted to convince the humans, pointing out that the infusion of catoms would improve their immune systems and allow them to fight off the pathogens of this strange world, speed recovery, and survive famine. Pembleton argued that they would be on the move as soon as they could construct sufficient number of snowshoes, but Lexrst pointed out that their island was more than one hundred kilometers from a large continent. Despite the logical reasons, the humans unanimously voted not to become “meat puppets”. A short time later, Eric Crichlow died from his infection, and the rest of the team journeyed to the southern part of the island, finding no trees or other raft making materials; Thom Steinhauer became delusional, and killed himself in desperation on the shore. In Mantilis, Lerxst reported the MACO's rejection, and more of the Caeliar died, including Ghyllac, whose catoms were taken by force at the urging of Sedín. Lexrst, whose memories were fading, asked if they had been friends - and if she would recall him with such disregard if he lost cohesion. Sedín dared the humans to fight once she decided to merge with them.

(2381) After speaking with Admiral Nechayev over subspace, Captains Picard and Riker attempted to determine a course of action against the Borg. Captain Dax presented an idea proposing that Captain Hernandez would interface with a Borg vinculum and masquerade as the Queen, issuing new orders. Using the enhanced Titan stellar cartography lab, they successfully located a small scout craft and prepared boarding parties. Captain Picard felt that the Caeliar's advanced technology was too hazardous to allow to fall into Borg hands, and sent his first officer Worf to attempt to talk Dax out of her plan under the guise of joining the strike teams. Dax saw through the attempt, and remained focused on their plan. The Aventine successfully engaged and disabled the scout craft, beaming over hundreds of security and tactical personnel organized in small teams, which quickly advanced using Hirogen tactics. After securing the craft, Mikaela Leishman and a team of engineers beamed aboard to prepare the vinculum.

On New Erigol, Deanna Troi awoke in Inyx's sterile facility after he had completely flushed Ree's toxin from her system. Inyx had noted the damage to her developing fetus, and requested permission to repair her genetic damage as well as her child. Below the surface, Torvig Bu-Kar-Nguv and Ranul Keru located the source of Axion's power - a gigantic generator powered by Omega molecules.

As the Borg continued their invasion, Doctor Beverly Crusher found Captain Picard in the holodeck recreating the Chateau Picard, figuring it would soon be lost to the invasion, drawing further into himself and his misery. Jasminder Choudhury mourned the loss of her home and family on Deneva. The Aventine's Sickbay hurried to deal with the wounded from their assault, including several friendly fire casualties while Hernandez struggled to merge with the vinculum and halt their progress. Within Federation territory, the USS Atlas led a force to protect Vulcan, Piñiero urged President Bacco to escape from Earth before it came under attack, and Seven of Nine reported to the President that the Borg had adapted to the transphasic torpedo, the last effective weapon against them. On Andor, former Federation Councillor Charivretha zh'Thane waited vigil in Therin Park until its destruction, and former Starfleet officer T'Lana faced her final regrets before Vulcan's Forge was destroyed. Erika Hernandez was able to finally interface with the Borg Collective, and after some initial disharmony over two Queens, she issued the most basic of commands - sleep and regenerate. The Borg temporarily halted their progress, allowing a few of the ships to be destroyed and a few planets to be saved, but the real Queen quickly reasserted herself, psychically assaulted Erika, and transferred her presence to the scout craft.

(4527 BCE) After eight days of hiking, the remaining humans returned to Junk Mountain, where they hoped to find the Caeliar alive and still willing to merge with them. However, once there, they found Mantilis apparently empty, although the Caeliar had simply lost the ability to maintain physical cohesion. Sedín possessed all three of them, with Graylock's final thought that “I won't be...won't“ -Borg. Once Sedín had control over the humans, she realized the female was most precious, and only required one male, so she had Thayer and Graylock kill and eat Pembleton for sustenance. Elsewhere on the island, a mining crew of Kindir native to the planet Arehaz landed on the island; some searching for scientific discovery, some for glory, and some for money. They located the crashed city of Manilis, and were the first to be assimilated by the newly formed Borg.

(2381) The Aventine came under attack by the Borg scout craft, and lost their ability to maintain the shields or dampening field. The ship began to attack the security forces directly, but Kedair and Hernandez were able to set a transphasic mine and escape to a beam-out point. Once they were back aboard, Captain Hernandez confronted Captain Dax with the information she had been able to glean while connected to the Collective - their conception of a hive mind was incorrect, as the Borg were an entire enslaved population controlled by a single mind, like a prison of lost souls. Although the Caeliar had considered Mantilis to be lost or destroyed until now, Erika was convinced that a botched merge between a Caeliar and the human Earth Starfleet crew left aboard had led to the creation of the Borg. Certain they were fighting a known factor, she was confident they could adapt and confront their enemy.

Erika proposed having Axion traverse the subspace tunnel they had fled through to return to the Azure Nebula. There, the signatures of their Omega molecule generator should lure the Borg towards it. Captain Picard was initially hesitant of the idea, and considered constructing a thalaron generator, but Captain Riker saw through to what was really bothering his former commanding officer - the thought of bringing a new life into a world possibly overrun by the Borg.

On New Erigol, Deanna Troi returned to the rest of the away team in perfect health and with her unborn child repaired. However, the news was tempered by Inyx reporting heavy losses throughout the Federation, an action that Christine Vale chastised him for, fearing for a loss of morale. On Earth, many of the planet's largest cities now felt like ghost towns after a massive evacuation effort which included most of the Federation Council and government officials as part of continuity of government efforts. With the Borg within ninety minutes of striking Earth, President Bacco gave the order for all Sector 001 assets to break off and flee, and refused to make any sort of final address.

The Starfleet captains finally agree to Captain Hernandez's plan, and T'Ryssa Chen helps Melora Pazlar activate the necessary modifications to connect her with New Erigol. Tanwa-seynorral Ordemo Nordal was angry with her, and the Caeliar gestalt dismissed the idea immediately, until she presented evidence of the similarities between the Borg and the Caeliar. Ordemo continued to insist that the Caeliar should do nothing to alter the flow of the timeline, until Erika pointed out that it was merely a matter of time until the Borg found Axion - and they were originally responsible.

Faced with the overwhelming evidence, the Caeliar tentatively agreed to return, and Axion was transported to the Azure Nebula, where it immediately became the Borg's singular objective. Even the attack fleet that passed Jupiter and split forces to prepare to assault Earth and Mars simultaneously halted their progress and returned on their original vector. Waiting there, the Aventine, Enterprise, and Titan sensors had been encrypted and the Omega Directive bypassed to allow continued normal operations. Erika Hernandez agreed to return to Axion in exchange for the release of the Titan's away team, a condition the Caeliar agreed to. Captain Riker was extremely grateful and met his wife and the rest of the team as they returned to their ship.

As the Borg bore down on the four ships, most personnel found themselves contemplative in the quiet wait. Torvig hid in the deflector controls, revealing to Keru that he doubted he was ready to face the Borg. Geordi La Forge found himself longing to visit Axion and explore its technology, but the thought of doing so without his companion Data saddened him. And Kedair asked to be punished for what she had done because she believed she deserved something for her actions; Captain Dax refused, considering it acceptable losses behind the fog of war. On Axion, inside the Quorum Hall, Hernandez presented her plan, much to the chagrin of Inyx, who disliked the idea of her jeopardizing herself, thinking that she had underestimated the dangers. Erika insisted that she do this, and said her goodbyes.

The Starfleet captains met secretly, making backup plans in case their plan failed and the Borg got the upper hand on the Caeliar. Captain Hernandez hailed them, apologized for deceiving them, and then opened subspace tunnels to bring the entire Borg armada instantly to their location. She then boarded the Borg Queen's vessel and was immediately assimilated. The Caeliar and Borg Collective waged a psychic war, each collective consciousness attempting to overpower the other. But where the Borg fought, the Caeliar merely calmed the aggression. They pushed beyond the presence of the Queen and found the lingering presence of their companion, Sedín. She eventually let go over her people, and the Borg Collective merged into the Caeliar gestalt, with trillions of drones suddenly freed from their oppression.

Finally freed of the voices of the Collective, Jean-Luc Picard broke down and wept on the Bridge of the Enterprise. Aboard Axion, the Caeliar welcomed the former drones, hoping to bolster their small numbers then vanished into the cosmos. On Qo'noS, Chancellor Martok toured the ruins of the former Great Hall, learning of the staggering loss of dozens of millions of Klingons, including many of the High Councilors. On Earth, President Bacco faced the Federation and the press, presenting their own grim losses - an estimated sixty-three billion lives lost between the Federation, Klingon Empire, and Romulan Empire, and the destruction of forty percent of Starfleet. However, she vowed to maintain the best goals of Starfleet, dedicating the Luna-class explorers to missions far beyond their borders.



Jas AbrikLeonard James AkaarAntilleaPava Ek'Noor sh'AqabaaAshlokNanietta BaccoMarta BatanidesMorgan BatesonJarata BeynBorg QueenSam BowersTorvig Bu-Kar-NguvCelankT'Ryssa ChenJasminder ChoudhuryEric CrichlowBeverly CrusherKirsten CruzenDarrowPeter DavilaEzri DaxDenblasDennisarDyrremEdrinDina ElfikiEliethEnglehornFalgarAoki FarrengaColin FarrengaSylvana FarrengaVicenzo FarrengaSophie FawkesFelefFredericoG'mtorGhyllacRandolph GiudiceLena GlauGolukKarl GraylockSvetlana GredenkoFo HachesaGruhn HelkaraErika HernandezShelley HutchinsonIliopInyxEdward Jellico • Salaz Jestem • JordanKant JorelK'DraqMiranda KadohataKandel • Karai • KedamLonnoc KedairRanul KeruKistler • Ideene • Ione KitainKlagKopek, son of NargorKroganL'KemGeordi La ForgeAili LavenaMikaela LeishmanLerxstLiaudiLogos of BorgMalaya • Malfomn • ch'Maras • Marasa • Martok, son of UrthogNiccolo MazzettiMeddexTujiro NakamuraNarusNavokAlynna NechayevOrdemo NordalP7-RedMelora PazlarGage PembletonJean-Luc PicardEsperanza PiñieroIlar PremQonqarXin Ra-HavreiiSariel RagerRavosusShenti Yisec Eres ReeReeseBryan RegnisWilliam RikerRriarr • Sedath • SedínSelidokSeven of NineSivakAneta ŠmrhováGian SortolloThom SteinhauerMark StriglT'KelT'LanaT'PelT'PrelT'SonaMaria TakagiTaneSimon TarsesAlex TerapaneTharpKiona ThayerNexa Ko TorDeanna TroiCharivretha zh'ThaneTuvokChristine ValeValkWeinribSteven WexlerWorfYneth
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Anij • ArithonKoll AzernalChakotay • Winston Churchill • Samuel Taylor Coleridge • Nella DarenDataJadzia DaxDax symbiontDexarDonatra • Doron • Fek'lhrStephen FoyleGodSonya GomezGowronGrevaqThor HeyerdahlSusan HyattK'Ehleyr • Kevin • KorvogKrozekLocutusFred MacDouganMadredJunior ManceOliana MirrenClaude MonetMiyamoto MusashiJaza Najem • Nargor • Rene PicardRobert PicardCaptain ProtonQQolkaNelino QuafinaWilliam RossAlexander RozhenkoShakespeareShinzonSpockSpotTal'AuraTaurikThirishar ch'Thane • Winona Thayer • TovakTovojLwaxana TroiUrthogWorvan • Yaltakh • Yanas • Min Zife

Starships and vehicles

Borg cube • Borg scout • Columbia (NX-class) • DemialGillespie (shuttlecraft) • IKS GorkonIKS Sturka (Qang-class) • IKS Sword of Kahless (Negh'Var-class) • IKS veScharg'a (Vor'cha-class) • K'vort-classMance (shuttlecraft) • USS AjaxUSS Atlas (Sovereign-class) • USS Aventine (Vesta-class) • USS BalisteUSS BillingsUSS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • USS ExeterUSS ForrestalUSS KearsargeUSS MusashiUSS PotemkinUSS Prometheus (Prometheus-class) • USS TirpitzUSS Titan (Luna-class) • USS da Vinci (Saber-class)
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Armstrong (shuttlecraft) • Ellington (shuttlecraft) • Holliday (shuttlecraft) • IRW VerithraxScimitarUSS DestinyUSS Einstein (Nebula-class) (aka Frankenstein Borg supercube) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • USS LunaUSS TempestUSS Voyager (Intrepid-class)


AndorArehazAxionAzure Nebula • Captain's Lounge • Cestus IIIEarthFederation Council ChambersFirst CityGreat HallHappy Bottom Riding Club • Junk Mountain • Lacon CityLakesideMantilisMonet RoomNew ErigolPalais de la ConcordeParisPike's LakeQo'noSShiKahrSibiran RangeStarfleet Command Headquarters • Summer Island • Therin ParkUtopia Planitia Fleet YardsVulcanVulcan's Forge
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FGC-SR37-758AjilonAldebaran • Aldrin Park • An'quatAndorArchanisArdanaAustriaBajorBaroliaBeta LankalBeta QuadrantBeta RigelBeta ThoridorBetazedCaliforniaCanada • Castor • CelesChamps-ElyseesChateau Picard • Cordian • Cydonia • Dartmouth College • Deep Space 9Delta QuadrantDelta Sigma IVDenevaDevoras • Draylax • Elas • ErigolGamma QuadrantGermany • Gorath • Gre'thor • Hyralan • Johnson City • Jouret • JupiterKhitomer • Kintara • KorvatKrennlaLiverpoolLondon • Lorillia • LunaMarsMcKinley StationMempa sectorMempa systemMilky Way GalaxyMontrealMorskaMumbaiNausicaa • Nequencia Alpha • New YorkNovatOrishaPacific OceanPacifica • Peru • PraxisQuebecQuin'latQuorum HallRamatisRegulus • Rhaandar • Rigel IVRisaRocky MountainsRoth Dining RoomRura Penthe • Settler's Monument • Sicily • Star ChamberSto-vo-Kor • Styx • Sumer • System J-25T'charivTellarTezwaTokyoTolar'tuTrillTroyius • Tyberius • Unimatrix • VermontWolf 359XarantineYridia

Races and cultures

Andorian • Antican • ArcturianBajoranBetazoidBolianBorgCaeliarCaitianCapellanCatullanChoblikDeltanEfrosianElaysianGnalish • Gnalish Fejjimaera • HumanKindirKlingonKobliadMizarianOrionPacificanPahkwa-thanhTakaranTriexianTrillVulcanZakdornZaldan
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Ba'ku • Dokaalan • Elabrej • GallamiteHirogenJem'HadarKinshayaNausicaanOrisha • Ressikan • RomulanSelay • Sogstalabian • Talarian

States and organizations

Borg CollectiveCaeliar gestaltCouncil of the United Federation of Planets • Deneva Civil Defense Corps • Earth StarfleetFederation CabinetHouse of MartokKlingon Defense ForceKlingon Empire • Klingon Fifth Fleet • Klingon High Council • Klingon Ninth Fleet • Military Assault Command OperationsQuorumStarfleetStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of Planets
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DominionFourth House of BetazedImperial Romulan StateOrder of the Bat'lethRomulan Star EmpireStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet MedicalStarfleet Research and DevelopmentTalarian Republic • Talarian Third Fleet


acetylene light • acorn • The Adventures of Captain Protonagriculturealbatrossangelannular confinement beam • antimatter reactor • antiseptic • aorta • appleassimilationassimilation tubuleaurora • Austrian • avocado • bandolier • barbeque • bark soup • bark tea • baseball batBattle of Sector 001Battle of Vulcan (2381)bat'leth • battery • beebeer • binoculars • black beans • blood • boot • Borg drone • boronite • Bridge over a Pool of Water LiliesBrigbronze • bulkhead • butterfly effect • Canadian • candle • canteen • carabiner • carbon fuel • catom • cease fire • central plexus • champagne • checkers • chemical grenade • chesschocolate • chronoton integrator • cilantro • cinnamon • cobra • coffee table • collision course • continuity of government • court-martial • cranial fluid • deflectordisruptorDNADominion War • drill • duraniumEarl Grey tea • energy dampener • engram • espresso • Eurasian • explosive • Eye of Erykron • Federation law • feedback buffer • Fibonacci sequence • fish • flagship • flare • flint • flour • fog of war • Foxtrot Blue • garlic • geothermal energyGerman • Gorgon • grape • grapevine • grappling hookgravity • Great Builders • Great Work • guacamole • hand scanner • Hero of the Empire • holodeck • hologram projector • horsehyperphasic radiationhypospray • iguana • Imzadi • Inuit • isolinear circuit • ivy • jazz • Jack cheese • Kolinahr • kolu fruit • latinum • latrine • Lieber exoskeleton • lime • malaria • margarita • mek'lethmeteoritemilkmint • mojito • monofilament sword • mousse • multi-vector assault modenanoprobe • narcotic • Neolithic Period • nuclear fission • oak tree • oiloliveOmega DirectiveOmega molecule • Omega molecule generator • optronic cable • orchard • ova • PADD • palm beacon • parasite • phase rifle • photonic charge • pill bug • Pinor Noir • plasma • plasma fire • poker face • pork loin • prime particle generator • prisonprune juice • qIJbIQ • qelI'qam • quantum field • quantum slipstream drive • Québécoise • quesadilla • quinine • RNA • raft • raktajinoRessikan fluteThe Rime of the Ancient Marinerrodentrum • salsa • salt • sea urchin • seaweed • self-sealing anchor bolt • seppuku • shields • Sicilian • silverSioux • skillet • sledgehammer • snare • snowshoe • sofa • solar energy • Soldiers of the Empire • soliton field • soliton pulse • sour cream • Starfleet regulationsstasis field • steel • stellar cartography lab • structural integrity field • subspace tunnel • Sumerian • surgical arch • sword • tarp • Tezwa conflict • thalaron generatorthalaron radiationtonic • torch • tortilla • Tour Eiffel • Tower of Babel • TR-116transparent aluminum • transphasic mine • transphasic torpedotransporter • transporter coil • transporter pattern enhancer • triage team • tricorderturboliftvenomvinculumvirusvodkaVulcan nerve pinchwarp core • weather control grid • wine • wo'leng • written language • zero-point aggregator • zombie


Stand-in cover
  • Prior to the cover art being finalised for the book at least one stand-in cover was issued, featuring Captain Riker on a colourful background. A very similar image of Riker was used on the final cover along side images of Erika Hernandez, New Erigol and a subspace tunnel.
  • An excerpt from this book was printed in Star Trek Magazine #141.
  • In the novel's inner title page, the 5th city listed under Pocket Books is Axion, one of the cities the Caeliar inhabit.

Front and end matter

  • The book's dedication somewhat abstractly refers to: Lerxst G. and the Professor, who inspired Mack to "get on with the fascination"; Bryan, whose generosity humbles Mack; and Randy, who made introductions.
    • This is a reference to the Canadian prog-rock band Rush. Lerxst is a nickname of Alex Lifeson, G refers to Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart is called "The Professor" on their 1976 live album A Farewell to Kings. "get on with the fascination" is a lyric from the song "Limelight".
  • The book's epigraph is a quote from Lord Alfred Tennyson's Ulysses:
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with gods.
  • Like the other books in the Destiny trilogy the book has an appendix listing the crewmembers of the Columbia, Enterprise, Titan and Aventine.

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Star Trek: Destiny
Gods of NightMere MortalsLost Souls
Star Trek: The Next Generation novels set after Star Trek Nemesis
Death in WinterResistanceQ & ABefore DishonorGreater Than the SumDestiny (Gods of NightMere MortalsLost Souls) • Losing the PeacePath of Disharmony
Star Trek: Titan publications and stories
Novels Taking WingThe Red KingOrion's HoundsSword of DamoclesDestiny (Gods of NightMere MortalsLost Souls) • Over a Torrent SeaSynthesisSeize the Fire
Short stories "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" • "Empathy"
Stories featuring the USS Aventine
Destiny (Gods of NightMere MortalsLost Souls) • A Singular DestinyZero Sum Game


The story is primarily set in February 2381, following immediately on from the events in the preceding novel in the trilogy, Mere Mortals. The flashback chapters are all set in 4527 BCE.

Published Order
Previous novel:
Mere Mortals
Star Trek: Destiny Next novel:
Last book in trilogy
The saga continues in A Singular Destiny, Losing the Peace, Over a Torrent Sea and Full Circle
Previous story:
Mere Mortals
Stories by:
David Mack
Next story:
For Want of a Nail
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Full Circle
Chapter 25
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Losing the Peace
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2381.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 2 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
Ex Machina
Chapter 18
4527 BCE
Chapters 2, 8, 14 & 20
Next adventure:
Spock's World
Vulcan: Four
Previous adventure:
Over a Torrent Sea
Prologue, Utopia Planitia section
February 2381
Next adventure:
Losing the Peace
Chapters 1-6, 7 (sections 1-4), 8-11, 12 (sections 1-2 & 4) & 13-15

External links

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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From GuildWiki



  1. Discover the whearabouts of Lady Glaive's crew and free their spirits.
  2. Avenge the crew of the Queen of Fools by destroying Fendi Nin.

Obtained from

Crewmember Shandra in Arbor Bay



"[Difficulty: Master] Following Lady Glaive's defeat during the Second Great Corsair War, we sailed north aboard Glaive's ship, the Queen of Fools, into Orrian waters along the Tarnished Coast. There was a mutiny, and our souls became forfeit in a vicious cycle of betrayal. We need your help to end the cycle. We need revenge! But first we must be freed...."
Accept: "I shall break the chains that bind you"
Reject: "Unleash an undead corsair crew on the world? Um... no!"
When asked about quest: "Our souls are trapped in an unending cycle of betrayal and revenge. Please, you must free us."

Intermediate Dialogue 1

Crewmember Shandra: "After the Second Great Corsair War, our captain, Lady Glaive parlayed a deal with the King Zoran of Orr, who was father to King Reza. We were granted amnesty in an underground area known as the Shards of Orr. Seeing this as an opportunity to gain control of our ship, the Queen of Fools, first mate Fendi Nin made another, darker deal with the king's advisor."
Crewmember Shandra: "Those dealings have condemned us all; Fendi's curse seals us within this horrid place. Our souls can only be freed by destroying him."

Intermediate Dialogue 2

Crewmember Shandra: "Glaive escaped with her ship, the Queen of Fools, abandoning all who couldn't make it. She sealed us in the underground tunnels. As Fendi's power waned, the deal's darker nature become apparent."
Crewmember Shandra: "It is a vicious cycle that will never end. We fight eternally."

Intermediate Dialogue 3

Crewmember Shandra: "Fendi will pay for what he did to Glaive's crew."

Reward Dialogue

"This day the sun sets on the soul of a free woman. The tide of our destiny may ebb and flow once again, but for today, you have our gratitude, <name>."


Level 1: There is a locked door near the entrance into Gadd's Encampment that can only be opened by Crewmember Shandra after you receive the Dungeon Key, but Shandra starts over by the Arbor Bay entrance. However, you can start from Gadd's Encampment but this would require you to backtrack to the Arbor Bay entrance, or at least close enough to it that Shandra begins to follow you. This approach is good for those who are bringing builds that won't hold up so well against monsters in Arbor Bay. This would include Smiting Prayers builds that, while able to conquer the undead inside the dungeon, may have trouble fighting the enemies found on the way there.

Level 2: Use the Unlit Torch to light all the Flame Braziers in order to progress through the quest. You can find an Unlit Torch in an unlocked chest which appears after you kill the Cursed Brigand at the start. Light all the Flame Braziers you find, but watch for spawns when they are all lit! Kill what spawns to open the portal to the next level.

Level 3: The Skeleton Archers around Fendi Nin can be pulled without aggroing him, so clear them out of the way first. When attacking Fendi Nin, the first time you kill him, he will respawn in his soul-form alongside his former crewman. If Soul of Fendi Nin is not killed quickly enough, he returns to corporeal form and the Skeleton Archers respawn. Keep repeating this process until his soul-form is killed.


  • This mission involves a lot of condition & hex spammers. Blind and Weakness are of particular concern to melee characters, rangers or paragons.
  • Restore Condition is a useful skill as a monk primary or secondary, as are any other condition removal skills. See Condition removal quick reference for a full listing.
  • Enemy NPCs are all undead, thus vulnerable to Holy Damage, and also do not leave an exploitable corpse for a Minion Master or other corpse-exploiting skills.

This article uses material from the "Lost Souls" article on the Guild Wars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

Team Template Team Template
Lost Souls

Official Name
Lost Souls
First appearance




History of team is unknown.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


  • No special notes.


  • No trivia.

See Also

  • Appearances of Lost Souls
  • Team Gallery: Lost Souls
  • Fan-Art Gallery: Lost Souls
  • Images that include Lost Souls

Links and References

  • None.

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SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

A lost soul of Myyydril Cavern

Inhabits: Myyydril Caverns, Kashyyyk

Star Wars Lore

The wookies of Myydril Village sometimes go mad from pain, the threat of the Urnsor'is, and deeper, darker, more primal reasons. When they do, they flee to the further regions of the Deep Depths where they wonder aimlessly. The best that one could do for them would be to put them out of their misery.

This article uses material from the "Lost Souls" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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