The Big Sting/Faction Missions

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The Big Sting: Romulan Star Empire

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Debt Collectors Command
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Diplomacy Romulan commander Tomalak is urging his people to raid the Iotians' monetary stockpiles in addition to reclaiming what the Iotians stole from them. Prevent this talk of revenge from getting out of hand. The away team appeals to Tomalak's military background, explaining that strikes on Iotian banks and casinos could cost more Romulan lives. He agrees to settle for reclaiming only the money that was stolen from them. The away team's attempts to talk Tomalak down only lead to him accusing them of sympathizing with thieves. Tomalak is still determined to take the Iotians' own money, and many other commanders support him.
A Friend in Need Science
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Engineering Engineering The Bank of Bolias wasn't the Iotians' first robbery—they also robbed the arms dealer Hagath, leaving him stranded in a nebula. Hagath has offered a discount to the Romulans if they can get his ship moving again. The away team drains their ship's own antimatter reserves to get Hagath's engines back online. He gratefully offers a fearsome array of weapons to help the Romulans reclaim their stolen money from the Iotians. The away team's navigational systems are distorted by the nebula surrounding Hagath's ship. Unable to manually navigate to him, they are forced to leave him and his cargo hold full of weapons in the nebula.
The Highest Bidder Science Command Diplomacy
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Diplomacy Security The Iotians have hired Nausicaan mercenaries to [provide] aerial defense for their planet, and even the Romulans would rather avoid fighting them. See if you and these allies-for-hire can come to another arrangement. The away team challenges the Nausicaan mercenaries to a wrestling match. Their painful but overwhelming victory convinces the Nausicaans that they're on the losing side of this conflict, and they'd rather work for the winners. The away team explains that the Romulans are only trying to take back what is theirs, but the Nausicaans are more interested in the payments they're receiving from the Iotians than in having the higher moral ground.
Hopping the Fence Diplomacy
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The Iotians have established a rotating frequency force field around the compound where they're holding the stolen money. If the Romulans are going to get inside, they'll need a way to shut that field down. Based on the Iotian force field's shape and frequency rotation patterns, the away team is able to locate the emitters that are generating it. If the Romulans target those, the field will come down in a matter of minutes. All the away team's efforts to drain or lower the Iotian force field are in vain. Wherever the Iotians purchased such technology from must be quite advanced. It's more than enough to keep their stolen money safe.
Knock Out Diplomacy Security
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The Romulans have acquired a shipment of theragen, a potent but non-fatal nerve gas. They need help adapting it to target only Iotian respiratory systems, despite their similarity to those of most humanoids. The away team hits upon a few key gene sequences that are unique to Iotians. They modify the Romulans' theragen canisters to only target individuals with those sequences. The away team's research of Iotian physiology uncovers no differences that can be targeted by adapted theragen. The Romulans begin discussing other, more violent ways to subdue Iotian defense forces.
Masks Science Command
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Engineering Romulan strike teams have refused surgical modifications that would help them blend in with the Iotians until they begin their assault. Construct portable holographic projectors to disguise them in a less invasive way. The away team's holographic projectors are sensitive enough to follow even the fastest-moving wearer. The Romulans can retain their usual features while disguised as Iotians to everyone around them. The away team's mobile projector cannot keep up with movement. Any Romulan who is not standing still immediately loses the holographic projection that conceals their Romulan features from the Iotians.
The Mind's Eye Medicine
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Diplomacy Doctor Miranda Jones has offered to use her telepathy to learn more about the Iotians' defenses, but the violent emotions of their society may overwhelm her unless she can be coached through them. The away team offers Jones creative outlets for her emotions as she taps into Iotian thoughts. These paintings not only keep her sane, they also depict strategic details she has overheard about the Iotians' manpower and weaponry. The away team intervenes too late to stop Jones from being drawn into a spiral of dark Iotian emotions. While she undergoes extensive rehabilitation, the Romulans search for other ways to learn the Iotians' secrets.
One Step Ahead Security
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Security Tal Shiar agents have discovered that some minor Iotian bosses hired hitman Cirl the Knife to snatch the stolen money for them. Apprehend Cirl before he can carry out his plans. Even armed with old-fashioned Iotian weapons, Cirl puts up an impressive fight before the away team surrounds him and knocks him out. The stolen money won't be going anywhere until the Romulans take it themselves. Cirl sees right through the ambush the away team sets for him and slips away while they are still lying in wait. Cirl is in the wind, and his own designs could complicate the Romulans' plans for taking back their stolen money.
Suit Up Security Engineering Medicine Most modern battles involve phasers or plasma weapons, but the Iotians still use real, ancient bullets. The Romulans want body armor that will defend their soldiers against such tangible projectiles. The away team uses an alloy of gallicite and duridium to make layered armor that will protect Romulan soldiers from the Iotians' projectile weapons, while also absorbing small amounts of phaser fire or radiation. The away team's best armor design will deflect most bullets, but leaves the wearer vulnerable to non-projectile weapons. The Romulan military won't approve the production of such a risky design.
Take It to the Grave Security
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Tal Shiar agent Almak has apprehended Zabo, one of the Iotians involved in the heist. Help him crack this gangster's tough shell and learn where the Iotians are keeping the money they stole. The away team convinces Zabo that his fierce loyalty is unappreciated by his boss, who, after all, hasn't made a single attempt to rescue him. Disillusioned, Zabo finally gives up the location of the stolen money. Almak and the away team take turns threatening Zabo, but the self-assured gangster only spits in their faces. The away team finally leaves him alone with Almak, who insists on trying more forceful methods...

The Big Sting: Bajoran

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Angry Customers Diplomacy
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Diplomacy The Bajorans want an embellished list of the most warlike species the Iotians have stolen from, to convince them that if they don't return everyone's money, they'll have more enemies than they can afford. The away team makes some additions to the list of the Iotians' victims. The Klingon High Council, several Nausicaan warlords, and the Breen Confederacy for good measure. The Iotians are suddenly much more eager to return their stolen cash. Most victims of the Iotian heist aren't very threatening--such as the Bynar, who were more interested in counting their money than spending it. This list won't be much help in the Bajorans' negotiations.
Another Path Medicine Diplomacy
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Security Vedek Yassim is being held hostage on Sigma Iotia II where she was attempting to preach peace and austere living to the Iotians. Rescue the idealistic vedek before she or the negotiations are harmed by this. The away team flanks Yassim's captors and, defending themselves against a barrage of machine gun fire, gets her out of their clutches. The Iotians are so impressed by their mettle that they don't even pursue. The away team tries to storm the Iotian hostage-takers' hideout and gets a faceful of gunfire. While they receive emergency medical care, Vedek Yassim remains a hostage.
Behind the Counter Science
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The Bajoran Ministry of Commerce wants to know exactly how much stolen money the Iotians have, so they can ensure all of it is returned. Establish a stable antiproton beam to penetrate the Iotians' vault. The away team delicately calibrates their antiproton beam to account for the Iotian vault's construction material. Within a few minutes, they have a precise count of just how much money the Iotians have stolen. The away team begins their scan of the Iotians' vault, but they lose control of the unstable antiproton beam within a few seconds. Mercifully, the damage is confined to their ship, leaving the Iotians unaware of their failed scan.
Bumping Gums Diplomacy
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Diplomacy Engineering Science As the Bajorans' negotiations progress, Starfleet's universal translators have been struggling to keep up with colorful Iotian slang. Establish a database to correctly interpret their hard-boiled turns of phrase. The negotiations begin running more smoothly now that the away team's improvements allow the Bajorans to tell the difference between a roscoe and a ringer. No matter how many Iotian conversations the away team listens to, sayings like "Get a slant of this stiff. Someone must've blipped him off while he was under glass," remain pure gibberish to them.
Double or Nothing Science Security Diplomacy
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Even as the Bajorans negotiate for their stolen money, they fear the Iotians are planning a similar heist on another bank. Help Mirror Bareil Antos infiltrate the band of thieves and stop their operation. The away teams helps disguise Mirror Bareil as an Iotian and trains him with an accent to match. Between their close observation and the substantial reward they've offered him, Bareil stays true to the cause and stops the upcoming heist. The away team doesn't keep a close enough eye on Mirror Bareil, and when the Iotian thieves offer him a huge cut of their upcoming heist, he slips back into his old ways and begins helping them in earnest.
Getaway Vehicle Security
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Security Diplomacy The Bajorans suspect that DaiMon Solok may have helped the Iotians, not known for their spacefaring skills, smuggle their stolen money away from the bank. Interview the wily Ferengi and find out what he knows. Through a series of carefully posed hypothetical questions, the away team gets Solok to admit he loaned a fast ship to the Iotians. This evidence of the Iotians' theft will strengthen the Bajorans' case against them. DaiMon Solok sees right through the away team's attempts to get him to talk about the Iotian heist. He replies with a sneer and a haughty declaration of innocence.
His Own Battles Command Security
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Security Security As a soldier himself, Shakaar swears he can take care of himself during a conference with the Iotians. Arrange for a secret security detail to follow the First Minister in case he underestimates his hosts. While Shakaar strolls through Sigma Iotia II's streets unharmed, the away team secretly disarms thugs and hitmen along his route. He arrives at his meeting with no idea of the danger he was in. Shakaar spots the away team's security detail trying to follow him. While the indignant former soldier gets into a shouting match with them, an Iotian drive-by shooting leaves all of them direly wounded.
Locked Up Science
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Security Command Diplomacy Before the Bajorans finish negotiating with the Iotians, they want to have a new bank linked up where they can deposit their reclaimed money—somewhere much more secure than the Bank of Bolias. After scouring the quadrant's most secure banks, the away team talks a bank on Ferenginar into dropping their deposit fees and offering the Bajorans an excellent interest rate. Bajor's ministers unanimously agree to the deal. The away team suggests that the Bajorans deposit their money in a Ferengi bank, but the exorbitant deposit fees are too much for any minister to stomach.
Someone Who Has Everything Command
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The Iotians insist that they have all the money and weapons they could want—so what could the Bajorans possibly have to offer them? Send a disguised team to find out what Iotians dream of besides money. The away team insists that Iotians invest too much in guns and gambling to improve their knowledge of medicine. The Bajorans offer to share medical advances with several older, ill mob bosses. The away team's time on Sigma Iotia II only seems to confirm what they already know--the Iotians' chief interests are gambling and violence, and they have more of both than the Bajorans could ever offer.
Walk the Walk Science Diplomacy
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The Bajorans are even more unfamiliar with 20th century gangster ways than most 24th century humans are. Hold a lecture on that period of Earth's history so the Bajorans can behave appropriately during negotiations. The away team's overview of 20th century gangsters on Earth gets the Bajorans ready to stand up to even the toughest mob bosses. The bosses, for their part, appreciate neighbors who don't easily back down. The away team's in-depth lecture on the violence and greed of 20th century gangsters makes the Bajoran attendees, many of whom struggle with memories of the Cardassian occupation, too uncomfortable to continue.

The Big Sting: Maquis

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A Clean Exit Engineering
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Engineering Maquis intel reports that the stolen money is being held inside an underground vault, out of reach to any transporters. Come up with a method to remove it that won't involve literally carrying the cash out the door. The away team modifies a trio of pattern enhancers to help them carry a signal out from the underground vault. As long as the Maquis can get inside the vault, the enhancers will let them beam out with the money. The away team fiddles with the most advanced pattern enhancers they can find, but they still can't get a signal to penetrate both the walls of an underground steel vault and the layers of earth above it.
Collateral Damage Security
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Medicine The Maquis have captured an Iotian who saw them casing a joint for the heist. They want to use a memory beam to ensure that he forgets what he saw, but it will require careful application to keep his mind intact. The away team targets only the Iotian's memories of the Maquis operation that he saw, leaving the rest of his mind intact. He returns home thinking he merely had a concussion from a bad fall. The away team wipes the Iotian's memory of the Maquis operation he saw, but they also wipe his entire personality along with it. This innocent bystander is returned to his home nearly catatonic.
Eyes on the Prize Command Diplomacy
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Kalo is a low-level Iotian gangster eager to climb up in the criminal world, which means he likely volunteered for the heist. Follow Kalo's movements and see if he can lead you to the stolen money. The away team plants a tracking device on Kalo's hat and studies his pattern of movement over several days. He makes repeated detours to a warehouse on the eastern side of town, likely where the money is being held. When the away team tries to plan a tracking device on Kalo's signature hat, he thinks they're trying to rob him. The tracking device is smashed in the ensuing fistfight.
Honor Among Thieves Diplomacy Security
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Security The Maquis have asked you to plant schematics of the Iotian vault in boss Tepo's apartment, so that when the Iotians' stolen money goes missing, Tepo will be accused of taking it for himself. The away teams scans Tepo's apartment and silently beams inside. They leave a copy of the vault schematics, replicated to look like it's made from local paper, among the files on Tepo's desk. Beaming into Tepo's apartment, the away team stumbles into a table and alerts the guards outside his door. They have to beam back out without planting the vault schematics, and Tepo doubles his personal security.
The Lineup Command Science
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The Maquis have gotten access to the vault that was robbed at the Bank of Bolias, and they want you to study the crime scene and determine which of the many Iotian mob bosses was responsible. The crime scene doesn't offer many clues until the away team interviews the tellers. The guns that were waved in their faces match Jojo Krako's gang's favorite kind of heaters. The away team studies the crime scene but only learns the obvious: the Bank of Bolias was robbed using the same kind of muscle that any Iotian boss could muster, and, unfortunately, the thieves were wearing masks.
Prying Eyes Diplomacy
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Security The Devore Imperium uses refractive shielding to hide their ships from sensors. If you can gain access to the deflector specifications, the Maquis could install such shielding to hide their reclaimed cargo. Posing as a team of Devore inspectors, the away team boards one of their ships and studies the deflector settings. The Maquis use them to install refractive shielding on the freighter that will bring their stolen money home. As the away team tries to board a Devore ship, their fake entry passes are noticed by an inspector. They have to beam out before being arrested, with no deflector specifications to show for it.
Safe Crackers Security
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Diplomacy The Minosians deal in weapons so powerful they once led to their people's own destruction. See if these demolition experts have anything the Maquis could use to breach the Iotian vault that holds their money. The away team buys refined kemocite from the Minosians and uses a series of simulations to test the best way to deploy it. Thanks to their work, cracking open the Iotian vault should be the easiest part of the heist. The Minosians sell the away team plenty of refined kemocite but no instructions on how to use it. Their tests nearly blow a hole in a Maquis base, and the Minosians don't offer refunds.
Something in the Air Security Diplomacy Diplomacy
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Medicine The Maquis are mostly human and Bajoran, but a few come from different species. Construct a biological implant that will allow all Maquis to breathe Iotian air during their part of the heist, no matter their homeworld. The away team's respiratory implant can be reprogrammed to fit the needs of any member of any species who needs to visit Sigma Iotia II for the heist. Now they'll just need some cosmetic modifications to blend in. Bajoran tissue rejects the away team's respiratory implants, and despite their physiological similarity to humans, they won't be able to set foot on Sigma Iotia II without noticeable breathing aids.
Step On It Command
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Engineering Ro Laren has volunteered her piloting experience to get the Maquis to and from the scene of the heist, but she'll need to get used to Iotian transportation first. Set up a driving simulation in the holodeck for lessons. The away team programs an early 20th century automobile for Ro to test drive, right down to the classic new car smell. Under their instruction, Ro is driving circles around holographic pursuers in no time. The away team admirably programs a working 20th century automobile, but they fail to correctly program other drivers. Ro just manages to leap out of her car before it is totalled [sic] in a three-way collision.
With Mercenaries Like These Engineering
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Diplomacy Arctus Baran is as known for his temper as he is for leading a band of robbers. Convince Baran to help the Maquis steal back their money...and make sure he stays on their side. The away team agrees to pay Baran half of his fee now and half once all the stolen money has been returned to its owners. That should keep him on the up-and-up until the job is done. Baran agrees to help the Maquis for a substantial fee, but as soon as the away team turns their backs, they find him trying to implant neural servos in Maquis members so he can run the heist himself.