Contagion

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Augment children are being born with grey skin and Borg implants, to the horror of their unassimilated parents. Find out how the Augment newborns were infected and free them from the Collective before this affliction spreads.

Details

Contagion is a Hybrid[1] Event beginning 12:00 PM (ET) Thursday, May 18, 2017. The first phase ends 12:00 PM (ET) on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The event ends 12:00 PM (ET) Monday, May 22, 2017.

The first phase functions as a Faction Event, with players completing shuttle missions for Victory Points. The second phase is in the form of a Galaxy Event.

This event offers a Special Pack that has a guaranteed drop of event featured crew if you spend 650 Dilithium on the 10-pack pull.

Contagion is event 3 of 4 of the Mega-Event Process of Assimilation

FEATURED Crew

Featured crew give the largest bonuses to faction missions and event recipes.

BONUS Crew

All characters below give a lesser bonus to faction missions and event recipes.

Event Rewards

There are 4 sets of rewards given in the event.


Solo Ranked Rewards

Solo Ranked Rewards
Ranks Assimilated La Forge Head.png Arik Soong Head.png Hugh Head.png 10xPremiumTimePortal.png PremiumTimePortal.png Merits.png DynamicOfficerTraining.png AdvancedTacticalTraining.png
Assimilated La Forge Arik Soong Hugh 10x Premium
Time Portal
Premium
Time Portal
Merits Dynamic Officer
Training
Advanced Tactical
Training
1 5 4 3 2 5 2500 100
2–3 4 4 3 2 2000 100
4-10 3 4 3 1 5 1500 50
11-25 2 4 3 1 5 1000 25
26-50 1 4 3 1 500 25
51-75 1 4 3 1 350 20
76-200 1 4 3 7 250 15
201-350 1 4 3 7 150 50
351-500 1 4 3 5 100 25
501-750 1 4 3 5 100 15
751-1000 1 4 3 3 100 15
1001–1500 4 3 3 75 10
1501–2000 3 3 2 50 10
2001–2500 2 3 2 50 10
2501–3000 1 3 2 50 10
3001–5000 3 1 10
5001–7500 2 1 10
7501–10,000 1 1 10
10,001–15,000 1 10
15,001–50,000 1 7
50,001–100,000 1 5
100,001+ 3


Threshold Rewards

Victory Points Reward
1 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png 2 Augments Transmission
2 Victory Points Chroniton 10 Chronitons
3 Victory Points BasicSurvivalTraining.png 5 Basic Survival Training
8 Victory Points Seven in Blue Head.png Seven in Blue
12 Victory Points Spacer.pngSevensSuit.pngFlipCommon.png Common Seven's Suit
20 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png
Chroniton
2 Augments Transmission
20 Chronitons
25 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png 4 Augments Transmission
30 Victory Points Spacer.pngTR590TricorderX.pngFlipUncommon.png Uncommon TR-590 Tricorder X ★★
50 Victory Points Credits 25000 Credits
80 Victory Points Spacer.pngScienceExperiment.pngFlipUncommon.png
Spacer.pngBorgCorticalNode.pngFlipCommon.png
Uncommon Science Experiment ★★
Common Borg Cortical Node
150 Victory Points Merit 50 Merits
250 Victory Points ElementaryFlightTraining.png 5 Elementary Flight Training
400 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png 6 Augments Transmission
425 Victory Points Chroniton 50 Chronitons
550 Victory Points Spacer.pngBorgNanoprobes.pngFlipUncommon.png
Spacer.pngSubmicronScanner.pngFlipUncommon.png
Uncommon Seven's Nanoprobes ★★
Uncommon Submicron Scanner ★★
750 Victory Points Seven in Blue Head.png Seven in Blue
1000 Victory Points Merit 75 Merits
1500 Victory Points Spacer.pngTR590TricorderX.pngFlipRare.png Rare Seven's Tricorder ★★★
2000 Victory Points IntermediateCommandTraining.png 3 Intermediate Command Training
3000 Victory Points Icheb Head.png Icheb
4500 Victory Points Spacer.pngBorgNanoprobes.pngFlipUncommon.png Uncommon Borg Nanoprobes ★★
5850 Victory Points 10xStandardTimePortal.png 1 10x Standard Time Portal
7500 Victory Points Chroniton 75 Chronitons
8500 Victory Points AdvancedTacticalTraining.png 10 Advanced Tactical Training
9500 Victory Points Credits 50000 Credits
10500 Victory Points Chroniton 75 Chronitons
12000 Victory Points Spacer.pngScienceLesson.pngFlipRare.png
Spacer.pngIchebsUniform.pngFlipRare.png
Rare Science Lesson ★★★
Rare Icheb's Uniform ★★★
13500 Victory Points Credits 50000 Credits
15000 Victory Points 10xStandardTimePortal.png 3 10x Standard Time Portal
18500 Victory Points Chroniton 100 Chronitons
20000 Victory Points Spacer.pngAstrometricChart.pngFlipSuperRare.png
Spacer.pngBorgCorticalNode.pngFlipSuperRare.png
Super Rare Icheb's Astrometric Data ★★★★
Super Rare Borg Cortical Node ★★★★
22500 Victory Points Borg Queen Head.png Borg Queen
25000 Victory Points DynamicOfficerTraining.png 10 Dynamic Officer Training
35000 Victory Points Icheb Head.png Icheb
50000 Victory Points 10xStandardTimePortal.png 5 10x Standard Time Portal
65000 Victory Points Chroniton 125 Chronitons
80000 Victory Points Credits 100000 Credits
120000 Victory Points 10xStandardTimePortal.png 7 10x Standard Time Portal


Community Rewards

Victory Points Reward Obtained
300,000,000 Victory Points Icheb Head.png Icheb Yes
600,000,000 Victory Points Arik Soong Head.png Arik Soong Yes
1,000,000,000 Victory Points 10xPremiumTimePortal.png 10x Premium Time Portal Yes


Squadron Rewards

Ranks Credits Credits Replicator Rations (fuel)
1 125,000 ReplicatorRationLegendary.png 10 Legendary
2–3 90,000 ReplicatorRationLegendary.png 7 Legendary
4–5 85,000 ReplicatorRationLegendary.png 5 Legendary
6–15 80,000 ReplicatorRationSuperRare.png 10 Super Rare
16–25 75,000 ReplicatorRationSuperRare.png 6 Super Rare
26–50 70,000 ReplicatorRationRare.png 15 Rare
51–75 65,000 ReplicatorRationRare.png 10 Rare
76–200 60,000 ReplicatorRationRare.png 7 Rare
201–350 55,000 ReplicatorRationUncommon.png 15 Uncommon
351–650 50,000 ReplicatorRationUncommon.png 10 Uncommon
651–1000 45,000 ReplicatorRationUncommon.png 8 Uncommon
1001–1500 40,000 ReplicatorRationCommon.png 15 Common
1501–2000 35,000 ReplicatorRationCommon.png 10 Common
2001–2500 30,000 ReplicatorRationCommon.png 5 Common
2501–3000 25,000 ReplicatorRationBasic.png 15 Basic
3001–5000 20,000 ReplicatorRationBasic.png 12 Basic
5001–7500 15,000 ReplicatorRationBasic.png 10 Basic
7501+ 10,000 ReplicatorRationBasic.png 5 Basic

Missions

Phase 1

Contagion Faction Missions

Phase 2

Contagion Phase 2 ran from May 20th, 2017 (12:00 ET) to May 22nd, 2017 (12:00 ET) .

Title Skills Bonus Traits Input Output
Original Vector Find the source of the Augment infants' affliction. BorgNanoprobesSuperRare.png Nanoprobes
A Slight Pinch
Safely extract tissue samples from the infant drones.
Medicine
AND
Science
Physician, Warp Theorist (both) PathogenResearchBasic.png Strikeforce Research
Engineering Human, Innovator (both) VaccineResearchBasic.png Medical Research
Medicine
AND
Science
Undercover Operative, Borg (both) Spacer.pngStrikeforceProjections.pngFlipBasic.png Strikeforce Projections
Abnormal Development
Run medical scans on the Augment infants.
Medicine
AND
Science
Quantum Mechanics, Thief (both) TriageKit.png Triage Kit
Science Human, Prodigy (both) QuarantineSuitBasic.png Hazard Suit
Engineering
AND
Science
Human, Borg (both) HygieneProtocolBasic.png Hygiene Protocol
Last Defense
Outfit your crew to prevent potential infection.
Science
AND
Engineering
Maverick, Inspiring (both) GeneticModificationBasic.png Biological Samples
Command Starfleet, Borg (both) EmergencyCommuniqueBasic.png Emergency Communique
Science Human, Federation (both) PortableLaboratoryBasic.png Portable Laboratory
Routine Checks*
Run diagnostics on Augment environmental controls.
Command
AND
Engineering
Human, Brutal (both) StrikeforceCommunicatorBasic.png Strikeforce Communicator
Medicine
AND
Engineering
Civilian, Innovator (both) VariableFieldDamperBasic.png Stasis Box
Engineering
AND
Command
Jury Rigger, Warp Theorist (both) IncenseBasic.png Raw Materials
Through the Air Ducts
Screen air samples from the affected settlement.
Science
AND
Engineering
Innovator, Maverick (both) LaboratorySuppliesBasic.png Laboratory Supplies
Engineering
AND
Command
Civilian, Borg (both) OptronicDataCoreBasic.png Atmospheric Regulator
Science Human, Brutal (both) ForceFieldRelayBasic.png Force Field Relay
Unseen Visitors
Search sensor logs for any nearby Borg activity.
Command Human, Geneticist (both) PalmBeaconBasic.png Monitoring Device
Security Innovator, Brutal (both) FirstContactProtocolBasic.png Security Protocols
Command
AND
Science
Human, Astrophysicist (both) StrategyBriefBasic.png Strategy Brief
What Hope Remains
Reassure shocked Augment parents that there must be a cure.
Security Human, Maverick (both) Regulations.png Regulations
Diplomacy Geneticist, Federation (both) VulcanMeditationLampBasic.png Meditation Techniques
Science
AND
Medicine
Human, Borg (both) HeavyDutyTricorderBasic.png Genetic Scanner

Storyline

Announcement

The Augments have reported disturbing news: in one of their settlements, children are being born with Borg implants, even though their parents remain unassimilated. If the Borg have devised a way to assimilate individuals before they are even born, there is no telling just how many populations could be affected. Starfleet must find a way to counteract this insidious new threat before future generations are lost to the Collective. [2]

Prologue

  • Icheb: "I was studying with the Augments when it happened, Captain. A child was born with Borg implants, and every child born since then has had them, too. Everyone has been nervous since the Borg invaded, but no one expected...this."
  • Icheb: "The doctors don't know how they were assimilated, and most of their implants are resisting removal. The newborns have adaptive shielding, tissue regeneration–many of the same defenses that adult drones use."
  • Icheb: "We have them contained, but even without maturation chambers they're developing quickly. If you'll help us find out how this happened, Captain, I recommend being careful around the drones. I know they look like infants, but they're still dangerous."

Intermezzo

  • Arik Soong: "Interesting. The infants aren't the only ones infected with nanoprobes, Captain – they're merely the only ones showing signs of it. Every person in this settlement is infected except young Icheb. I'd say he has his remarkable genetics to thank for that."
  • Arik Soong: "We're dealing with a new kind of nanoprobe here. It clearly doesn't require injection to enter the bloodstream, although adolescent or adult immune systems seem capable of shutting all the nanoprobes down. An embryo's immune system, though? Less fortunate."
  • choice A
    • Captain: "Any progress on treating the children?"
    • Arik Soong: "So far, no, but they're in safe hands. My containment field has been adapting to their escape attempts. A couple decades of trying to break out of prison teaches you a few things about keeping people locked up."
  • choice B
    • Captain: "The Borg haven't attacked this sector. How could these people have been infected?"
    • Arik Soong: "Captain, Captain, give the Borg some credit. Subtlety may not be their usual modus operandi, but that doesn't mean they're not capable of it. Even a small probe could've released something into the atmosphere or the water supply, whether we noticed it passing by or not."
  • choice C
    • Captain: "Why would the Borg target the Augments for something like this?"
    • Arik Soong: "Why not? They're all about adding to their own perfection. 'Biological uniqueness,' etcetera. Don't take it personally, Captain, but my children and the rest of the Augments are much more unique than your average human. I can't blame them for taking an interest."
  • Arik Soong: "Fascinating as it is, Borg technology isn't easy to wrap your head around, even for me. It's a good thing we have Unimatrix Zero on our side offering their expertise. Now that he's out of the Collective, Mister La Forge has been helping us work on a cure."
  • Assimilated La Forge: "I think we can cure the children with time, but we have another problem. The nanoprobes are...adapting. Evolving, somehow. It could only be a matter of time before all of the adults are affected, too."
  • Assimilated La Forge: "And what really worries me is the design of these things. Borg technology is advanced, but I've never seen anything like these nanoprobes, even while I was connected to the Collective. If the Borg didn't develop them, I don't know who did, but they can't be friendly."

Epilogue

  • Icheb: "Soong and I combined your research with my DNA to make a cure, and it's working, Captain! All the adults have the nanoprobes out of their systems, and we've made enough progress treating the children that we can start removing their implants, too."
  • Icheb: "I'm glad they'll be able to go home to their families. I just hope they'll stay safe. The Borg are always adapting–it's their way of life. Now that this assimilation method has failed, they'll only start working on another."
  • Assimilated La Forge "Icheb's right. There's no telling what else the Borg have in store for us, and I'm still trying to find out where these nanoprobes came from. They seem to be Borg in origin, but they're not like any other Borg technology we've ever seen. I'll need more time to study them..."

References

  1. https://forums.disruptorbeam.com/stt/viewthread/60612/
  2. https://forums.disruptorbeam.com/stt/viewannounce/63107_36/