Ghost in the Machine

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Doctor Noonian Soong is creating a new form of artificial life: android-hologram hybrids. But not everyone agrees with the ethics of his research. Whose side are you on?

Details

Ghost in the Machine is a Faction Event beginning 12:00 PM (EDT) Friday, October 28, 2016 and ending 12:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Players can complete shuttle missions for the Augments, the Bajorans, or Romulans. These missions will drop Victory Points, which unlock Threshold Rewards.

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.

FEATURED Crew

Featured crew give the largest bonuses to faction missions.

BONUS Crew

All characters below give a bonus to faction missions.

Event Rewards

There are 3 sets of rewards given in the event.


Solo Ranked Rewards

Solo Ranked Rewards
Ranks Rogue Kai Winn Head.png Lore Head.png Vedek Winn Adami Head.png 10xPremiumTimePortal.png PremiumTimePortal.png Merits.png DynamicOfficerTraining.png AdvancedTacticalTraining.png
Rogue Kai Winn Lore Vedek Winn Adami 10x Premium
Time Portal
Premium
Time Portal
Merits Dynamic Officer
Training
Advanced Tactical
Training
1 5 2 5 2500 100
2–3 4 2 1500 100
4–5 4 1 5 1000 75
6–15 3 1 500 50
16–25 2 1 500 25
26–50 1 7 350 25
51–75 1 7 250 20
76–200 1 5 150 15
201–350 1 5 100 50
351–650 1 5 75 25
651–1000 1 3 50 15
1001–1500 4 3 50 10
1501–2000 3 3 25 10
2001–2500 2 3 25 10
2501–3000 1 3 25 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 5
50,001–100,000 1 3
100,001+ 3

Threshold Rewards

Victory Points Reward
1 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png
TransmissionBajoran.png
1 Augment Transmission
1 Bajoran Transmission
2 Victory Points TransmissionRomulanStarEmpire.png 1 Romulan Star Empire Transmission
3 Victory Points BasicSurvivalTraining.png 5 Basic Survival Training
8 Victory Points Holodeck 3 Dr. Brahms Head.png Holodeck 3 Dr. Brahms
12 Victory Points Spacer.pngTricorderMarkVII.pngFlipCommon.png Common Tricorder Mark VII
20 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png
TransmissionRomulanStarEmpire.png
2 Augment Transmission
2 Romulan Star Empire Transmission
25 Victory Points TransmissionBajoran.png 2 Bajoran Transmission
30 Victory Points Spacer.pngHoloimager.pngFlipCommon.png Common Holo-imager
50 Victory Points Credits 25000 Credits
80 Victory Points Spacer.pngCivilianDiplomaticDress.pngFlipCommon.png
Spacer.pngHoloimager.pngFlipCommon.png
Common Civilian Engineer Dress
Common Holo-imager
150 Victory Points Merit 50 Merits
250 Victory Points ElementaryFlightTraining.png 5 Elementary Flight Training
400 Victory Points TransmissionBajoran.png
TransmissionRomulanStarEmpire.png
3 Bajoran Transmission
3 Romulan Star Empire Transmission
425 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png 3 Augment Transmission
550 Victory Points Spacer.pngPoetry.pngFlipUncommon.png
Spacer.pngHoloprogram.pngFlipUncommon.png
Uncommon Scientific Tasmanian ★★
Uncommon Drafting Room 5 ★★
750 Victory Points Holodeck 3 Dr. Brahms Head.png Holodeck 3 Dr. Brahms
1000 Victory Points Merit 75 Merits
1500 Victory Points Spacer.pngHoloprogram.pngFlipRare.png Rare Drafting Room 5 ★★★
2000 Victory Points IntermediateCommandTraining.png 3 Intermediate Command Training
3000 Victory Points Holodeck 3 Dr. Brahms Head.png Holodeck 3 Dr. Brahms
4000 Victory Points Spacer.pngPositronicBrain.pngFlipUncommon.png
Spacer.pngEJ7Interlock.pngFlipUncommon.png
Uncommon Positronic Brain ★★
Uncommon EJ-7 Interlock ★★
5000 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png
TransmissionBajoran.png
4 Augment Transmission
4 Bajoran Transmission
5250 Victory Points TransmissionRomulanStarEmpire.png 4 Romulan Star Empire Transmission
6500 Victory Points IntermediateCommandTraining.png 5 Intermediate Command Training
8000 Victory Points Spacer.pngClothingPattern.pngFlipUncommon.png
Spacer.pngCovertContacts.pngFlipUncommon.png
Uncommon Civilian Scientist Clothing ★★
Uncommon Covert Contacts ★★
10000 Victory Points Credits 50000 Credits
12000 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png
TransmissionRomulanStarEmpire.png
5 Augment Transmission
5 Romulan Star Empire Transmission
12500 Victory Points TransmissionBajoran.png 5 Bajoran Transmission
15000 Victory Points Merit 150 Merits
18000 Victory Points Lore Head.png Lore
22000 Victory Points AdvancedTacticalTraining.png 5 Advanced Tactical Training
26000 Victory Points Spacer.pngVariableFieldDamper.pngFlipUncommon.png
Spacer.pngEngineeringSuit.pngFlipUncommon.png
Uncommon Variable Field Damper ★★
Uncommon Lore's Suit ★★
30000 Victory Points TransmissionBajoran.png
TransmissionRomulanStarEmpire.png
5 Bajoran Transmission
5 Romulan Star Empire Transmission
30500 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png 5 Augment Transmission
36000 Victory Points Credits 80000 Credits
44000 Victory Points Spacer.pngStrategema.pngFlipRare.png
Spacer.pngTricorderMarkVII.pngFlipRare.png
Rare Strategema ★★★
Rare Lore's Tricorder ★★★
52000 Victory Points Merit 500 Merits
60000 Victory Points AdvancedTacticalTraining.png 5 Advanced Tactical Training
70000 Victory Points Spacer.pngEngineeringSuit.pngFlipRare.png Rare Lore's Suit ★★★
90000 Victory Points TransmissionAugment.png
TransmissionBajoran.png
7 Augment Transmission
7 Bajoran Transmission
90500 Victory Points TransmissionRomulanStarEmpire.png 7 Romulan Star Empire Transmission
120000 Victory Points Lore Head.png Lore
150000 Victory Points Spacer.pngTricorderMarkVII.pngFlipLegendary.png Legendary Lore's Tricorder ★★★★★
250000 Victory Points Merit 1000 Merits


Squadron Rewards

Ranks Credits Credits
1 125,000
2–3 90,000
4–5 85,000
6–15 80,000
16–25 75,000
26–50 70,000
51–75 65,000
76–200 60,000
201–350 55,000
351–650 50,000
651–1000 45,000
1001–1500 40,000
1501–2000 35,000
2001–2500 30,000
2501–3000 25,000
3001–5000 20,000
5001–7500 15,000
7501+ 10,000

Faction Missions

Ghost in the Machine: Augments Faction Missions

Ghost in the Machine: Bajorans Faction Missions

Ghost in the Machine: Romulans Faction Missions

Storyline

Doctor Noonian Soong ran out of time to perfect his androids; the temporal anomaly crisis has given him a second chance. With the benefit of being able to study Data, Lore, and B4's development since his death, Doctor Soong has come to a startling conclusion: the physicality of an android is actually a hindrance to the development of an artificial lifeform. The true artificial lifeform isn't bound by the limitations of a physical body, but moves at the speed of thought, more like a hologram. To that end, with the help of the Augments, Doctor Soong has begun experiments in creating a new artificial lifeform, a fusion of hologram and android. This has attracted attention from his "son," Lore, who objects to the notion that androids like himself are flawed and has recruited the Romulans to his cause. Holograms and Androids alike who object to this research but do not trust Lore have found a champion in Winn Adami and the Bajorans, who argues that these new lifeforms are given sentience by the Prophets, not men.

Conclusion

The following was sent via in-game mail on December 6, 2016.

Ultimately, the strength and influence of the Romulan Star Empire—and the persuasiveness of Lore—prevailed. Funding and resources were dedicated to advancements in android construction and programming, overseen by Romulan authorities. Lore was naturally tickled by these developments, and foresaw a bright future for his people with the Romulans. He even let on that the Romulans planned to showcase the advancements in android design by creating an android version of a famous historical figure. They desired an unofficial opinion from Starfleet on which would be the more politically apropo choice: Vulcan father of logic Surak, or the Klingon mythic figure of Kahless?

On the advice of some of Starfleet's top squadrons, the Romulans created an android version of Kahless, the Klingons' most legendary hero. Though many Klingons swore no Romulan abomination could ever match the genuine article, when put to the test against the Kahless clone—also found to be in this timeline—the stunned Klingons could not tell the difference.

However, shortly after the breakthrough, tragedy struck. The organic clone of Kahless was stricken with a physically degenerative disease. Watching a legendary hero grow to weak to hold a bat'leth wreaked havoc on the national psyche of this already hot-blooded race. Lore, who claimed to be sympathetic, suggested that the Romulans offer to treat the organic Kahless, but secretly replace him with the android version and claim he was cured.

The decision was made to allow the ailing organic Kahless to die publicly, and prevent any switch being made with an android version. Seeing a mythic figure revealed to be only a man after all proved deeply affecting to the Klingons, who began to question their values. If the strongest warrior in Klingon history can fall so dishonorably, is his path still the one they should follow? Others argue that the Kahless who died was only a clone, not the real Klingon, who would never succumb to disease. This ideological turmoil suits the Romulans fine, who have a long-held enmity with the Klingons. Some wonder if it would have been better to give the Klingons back their hero in android form, one who would never falter and remain an enduring symbol for centuries. Only time will tell.