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I'm confused by what this exchange meant. I looked up the script since it's been a while, but that didn't help:

ALPHA: I wanted to claim this prey for myself.
BETA: We may not be able to take them alone. We need the strength of the others.
ALPHA: I won't share prey with the others. These two must be the only relics! Prepare them!

So... prey somehow becomes a relic when it's formally claimed? Or a relic is just a prisoner of war? I might be reading it wrong. --Vedek Dukat 08:12, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

As I see it a relic is something that hangs from the walls of their chambers, a prey skeleton, or part of it. Some parts also are present in a net, which hangs from the ceiling. The command, prepare them could mean that the prey needs to be prepared so after this only the skeleton remains, nothing else, which can be displayed to other hunters. The more difficult a prey is to catch, the more value is given to the relic. -- Q 08:31, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
I just re-watched the episode and it seems you're right about what constitutes a relic. I still don't understand why he would want Seven and Tuvok to be the only relics though - maybe so no one else would have relics from their species. --Vedek Dukat 08:42, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

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