• Inspired by episodes:
  • TNG: S7E4 TNG: S7E5 TNG: S6E20 TNG: S7E17 ST:2009 TNG: S5E2

The Vulcan Gambit

Vulcan culture/history Program - codes and languages
  • Inspired by episodes:
  • TNG: S7E4 TNG: S7E5 TNG: S6E20 TNG: S7E17 ST:2009 TNG: S5E2


Receive intelligence from another site and use the clues in the Vulcan Ruins to unlock secrets long lost to time.


A Starfleet team have discovered tablets at another ruins site that they are unable to be understood by our Universal translators and they have sent them to you via SSTV. Fortunately the Vulcan ruins you are at right now contain samples of text with symbols that should help you translate the characters on the tablets.


As a patrol, use the sample words provided on the walls to compile a code key to translate between Vulcan script and our own Roman alphaet. Obtain the tablet image from the receiver and work together to decode the mysteries of the Ancient Vulcan text.


Follow the instructions of the Mission Commanders at the Vulcan Ruins site to complete the Mission

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Codes and signals

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Mission Outcomes

By completing this activity, you can show your Unit Council that you can:
  • Receive SSTV information and record the data
  • Compare codes and signals to decode a message
  • Work as a team to solve a puzzle
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