The Status Phase proceeds as follows:
- Qualify for Public and Secret Objective Cards Game can be won in this step.
- Repair Damaged Ships
- Remove Command Counters from board
- Refresh Planets
- Receive Action Cards
- Receive Command Counters and Re-Distribute Command Counters on Race Sheet
- Return Strategy Cards
- Advance the Status Phase token by 1 card to point ot the next Public Objective Card. When the token reaches the Metcatol Rex Public Objective card the game is over.
- The Speaker Token is given to the other player.
Each player may qualify for one of their Secret Objectives and one of the Public Objectives. Checking is done in turn order. The player having the Speaker Token checks first.
Nicholas reviews his Secret Objectives.
Nicholas has accomplished the "Merciless" Secret Objective and shows the card to Steve. Steve confirms that Nicholas has accomplished this.
Nicholas gains 2 points.
Here are the Public Objective cards that are in the Common Player Area.
Nicholas reviews the Public Objectives. He sees he didn't quite make it on the 3-point Public Objective. He didn't gain control of the neighboring planets around Mecatol Rex. He cannot claim any of the remaining Public Objectives yet.
Proceed to checking Steve's Objectives scoring.