The Isthmian Games/Faction Missions

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And Then There Were... Command
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Security Security Odo was writing a Cardassian enigma tale for the Games, but rereading his own files gave him a lead on an old closed case. Apprehend all six of the guilty suspects and give this real-life tale a just ending. The away team's coordinated strike lets them apprehend all six suspects before any of them can warn the others. Excited by closing the case, Odo is able to complete his enigma tale just in time for the Games. The away team is able to catch two of Odo's suspects, but the others realize they're in danger and flee. Odo has to set his enigma tale aside as he gets to work tracking down the escaped criminals.
Fact-finder Command Medicine Diplomacy Engineering Science Although more confident than he once was, Reginald Barclay is nervous about entering his novelization of Voyager's adventures in the Isthmian Games. He'll only submit it if a team of experts checks his facts. The away team thoroughly studies Barclay's compelling account of Voyager's journey. When they point out a few continuity errors, he gratefully corrects them before submitting his novel to the Isthmian Games. The away team merely skims Barclay's account of Voyager and can't find any errors. Worried that they must be lying to spare his feelings, Barclay insists on redoing the novel rather than submitting it to the Games.
The Fine Print Command Diplomacy
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Security Diplomacy Although Voyager's EMH had to revise his first holonovel, its words encouraged other Starfleet holograms to create works of their own. Protect these holograms' creative rights as they get their work published. Using the precedent of the EMH's own holonovel, the away team argues that all holograms have rights to any creative work they create. These proud new holographic authors are welcomed at the Isthmian Games. Voyager's EMH was granted creative rights over his holonovel but the away team can't convince other publishers to comply with this ruling. Many of the other holograms' works are published without their consent.
Food for Thought Command Science
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The "muse" Onaya inspires those she chooses while draining them of life. If the away team finds an alternate energy source for her, perhaps she can help some writers with their writers' block without killing them. The away team sets up noninvasive neural scans of writers and transmits the results to Onaya. This diluted taste of creative minds at work is enough to sustain her while she safely inspires the writers' work. The away team tries different methods of feeding Onaya psionic energy, but none are as satiating for her as draining creative minds. The team has to restrain her when she lunges hungrily at a passing writer.
Insurrection Beta Diplomacy
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Tuvok and Tom Paris's holonovel about a Maquis mutiny on Voyager is gripping, but deadly. Adjust the novel's safety protocols to make it suitable for judges to experience at the Isthmian Games. The away team's modifications make sure that every phaser in the holonovel can only stun, and that there are five backups of the exit protocols. The novel can now be submitted to the Games without any casualties. The away team is unable to set up sufficient safety protocols without altering the plot of the holonovel. Tuvok and Paris begin arguing over how to incorporate the changes, and refuse to submit the novel at all.
Literary Legends Diplomacy
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Diplomacy Command Security Inspired by his brush with time travel, Samuel Clemens is writing an inversion of one of his stories, about a man from the past thrown into the future. He'll need a tour of the quadrant if he is to do this era justice. The away team takes Clemens on the perfect tour of Alpha Quadrant highlights, answering his thoughtful questions about space travel and modern life. He leaves confident that he'll have a good story for the Games. The away team leads Clemens on a tour of the quadrant that, though exciting, leaves him too exhausted and overwhelmed to get any writing done. He may not be have an entry ready for the Games after all.
Stories of the Eternal Medicine
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Inspired by B'Elanna Torres, the poet Kelis's words prevented a war on his world. Now another war is brewing, and Kelis will not attend the Games unless you help him write another play to stop it. Using stories from their own travels, the away team writes a tale of compassion in the face of chaos. Kelis's people heed the play's peaceful message, and, his work done, Kelis is free to attend the Games. The away team's dialogue is stilted and their plots nonsensical. Kelis's actors refuse to put on the play, and Kelis himself refuses to leave his homeworld in its time of need as war draws ever nearer.
Stranger Fictions Engineering
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Diplomacy Engineering Captain Sisko once envisioned himself as science fiction writer Benny Russell. Russell's poignant stories would be welcome in the Games, if you can use Sisko's memories to construct a hologram of him. Some of Sisko's memories are hazy, but the away team gets enough data to construct a hologram of Russell. Overjoyed to find himself on Deep Space 9, he is excited to write a story for the Isthmian Games. Although Sisko has some vivid memories of being Benny Russell, many of them are scattered and hazy. The away team's hologram is only a shallow facsimile of the writer, not anywhere close to the real thing.
Truth's Harsh Light Diplomacy
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Security Disillusioned filing clerk Aamin Marritza is writing a condemning history of Cardassia, one the Obsidian Order does not want published. Protect Marritza until this important work can be entered in the Games. The away team keeps Marritza safe from the Obsidian Order's attempts on his life, including a subtly-poisoned bowl of soup. He finishes his history and makes an important entry to the Isthmian Games. The away team can barely fend off the Obsidian Order's relentless attempts on Marritza's life. They keep the clerk alive, but his near-death experiences make it hard for him to focus, and his history remains unfinished.
Write, Rinse, Repeat Science Engineering Science
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Melanie always wanted to be a writer like Jake Sisko, but she's struggling to edit her entry for the Isthmian Games. A temporal loop could give her the extra time she needs, if you can find and safely stabilize one. The away team uses chroniton particles to stabilize a temporal loop that rewinds every fifteen minutes. After enough cycles through the loop, Melanie steps out confident that her story is perfectly polished. The away team finds a way to stabilize a short temporal loop, but they can't figure out how to safely get Melanie out of the loop once she steps inside. She'll be lucky if she can finish editing her story in time.

Ferengi Traditionalists

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Bring Back the Band Diplomacy
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Engineering Several Traditionalists are trying to hire Orion slave girls to dance at the Games. Alter their outgoing messages so their money goes to sponsoring Harry Kim and the Kimtones rather than the Orion Syndicate. The away team makes it look like a computer error hired Harry Kim and the Kimtones rather than several Orion slave girls. When the Kimtones perform, though, the Traditionalists are reluctantly impressed. The away team's efforts to alter the Traditionalists' messages are spotted by the one of the Ferengi, who fixes the "error." The Traditionalists will still be hiring dancers from the unethical Orion Syndicate.
The Dancing Doctor Diplomacy
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Command Diplomacy Medicine Beverly Crusher is excited to compete as a dancer, but she has other skills to offer as well. Convince the Traditionalists that sponsoring an on-site doctor will prevent costly injuries in the long run. The away team's cost-saving arguments are music to the ears of the Traditionalists, who agree to sponser Beverly's entry to the Games if she'll monitor the health of their other participants. She eagerly accepts. The away team tries to tell the Traditionalists that hiring a doctor now will save them money later, but it's the spending money now part that proves to be a sticking point. Unable to see any profit in it, they refuse.
Delicate Craftsmanship Diplomacy
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Uhura has asked some talented female Ferengi to join her fan dance routine, but the Traditionalists refuse to pay for their costumes, which are considered clothing. Replicate the intricate costumes yourself. After a few trial runs, the away team replicates Uhura's dance costume for the Ferengi females. The Traditionalists grumble about it, but are relieved that they didn't have to pay for such "clothing" themselves. The away team tries to replicate Uhura's dance costume for the Ferengi females, but can't get the feathers just right. Having been promised clothing, the females withdraw from the Games when it is not forthcoming.
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Medicine The Traditionalists are skeptical about letting Klingon opera performers provide music for their dancers, but there's a chance those operatic ululations have health benefits for Ferengi ears. See if you can find them. Bioscans on Ferengi listening to Klingon opera reveal that after sufficient exposure, the music improves heart rate and blood flow. The Traditionalists agree to host an opera as long as they can sell recordings of it. The away team has a hard time finding Ferengi willing to listen to Klingon opera as part of their study. The only health effect it seems to have is making the Ferengi very grumpy.
Logical Motion Diplomacy
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Diplomacy Tuvok once claimed that Vulcans do not dance—not entirely true, but the Traditionalists don't know that. Persuade the Ferengi that sponsoring a "rare" Vulcan dance troupe will bring in plenty of profit. When the away team asks the Ferengi if they've ever seen a Vulcan dance, they have to admit that it must be a rare sight indeed. They rush to sponsor an elegant Vulcan dance troupe for the Isthmian Games. Although the away team argues that a dancing Vulcan is a rare sight, the Traditionalists don't agree that it's a valuable one. Convinced it would be a dull, scientific performance, they won't sponsor any Vulcans.
One, Two, Three Engineering
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Security Diplomacy Once a student of dance, Data has now constructed a comprehensive lesson plan of his own. The Traditionalists might be willing to buy it for their newer dancers, if you can demonstrate that the lessons work. After just five steps of Data's lesson plan, the away team performs a dazzling waltz. Data is happy to offer such talented students a discount on the rest of the lesson plan, which the Traditionalists accept. After a few lessons with Data, the away team stumbles and staggers through an underwhelming dance performance. The Traditionalists decide to hold on to their latinum rather than spend it on Data's lesson plan.
Royalties Command Command Diplomacy
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Medicine Cryogenically revived musician L.Q. "Sonny" Clemonds could teach the Ferengi about the profits of 20th century record deals and toe-tapping beats, if you can keep him healthy enough to attend the meeting. The away team treats Clemonds for liver damage that has occurred since his revival, and introduces him to sythehol. His talk of lucrative record deals encourages Ferengi investment in both music and dance halls. The same liver and kidney damage that led to Clemonds being cryogenically frozen has worsened since he gained access to replicated drinks. The away team can't treat him in time for his meeting with the Ferengi.
Songs from the Deep Science
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Some Traditionalists worry that music has a limited market. Prove that the probe whose whale song transmissions once threatened the Federation can be used for both profitable terraforming and accompaniment. The away team insulates the probe while using its whale song transmissions to ionize atmospheres and create storm clouds. The Traditionalists love the idea that they can sell music to scientists and dancers alike. While the probe's whale song has undeniable effects on planetary atmospheres, the away team can't prevent it from draining power from any vessels or outposts in the vicinity. The Traditionalists are unimpressed.
Standing Room Only Diplomacy
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Engineering The Traditionalists want to host promotional concerts and dances leading up to the Games, but they need a venue. Design a cost-saving layout for Bajor's Jalanda Forum, and the Ferengi just might help rebuild it. The away team designs a scaled-down but elegant layout for the reconstructed Jalanda Forum. The musician Varani offers his opening night concert proceeds to the Ferengi, who agree to help with construction. The away team comes up with a beautiful design for rebuilding the Jalanda Forum, but it's not cheap enough to ensure that the Traditionalists will make their construction expenses back from ticket sales.
Touring the Stars Science Diplomacy
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Engineering An otherwise supportive Quark is reluctant to take Vic Fontaine to sing for a dance troupe at the distant Isthmian Games. Alter the exit protocol for Vic's lounge so that Quark can only leave if he agrees to help Vic. Vic and Quark are equally surprised when the away team's alterations trap Quark in Vic's lounge. When told he can exit the program if he just helps Vic reach the Games, Quark finally agrees to "tour" with him. The away team's attempt to trap Quark in Vic's lounge program causes the program to malfunction whenever Vic sings. He won't be providing music for the Games, and his lounge must be shut down for repairs.

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A Lifelong Role Diplomacy Diplomacy
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Medicine A Klingon acting company wants Garak to play their villain. His role as a "simple tailor" has proved his acting skills, but he hates publicity. Offer Garak a facial reconstruction so he can play the part anonymously. Garak refuses to admit that he is anything but a tailor, but he does like the idea of starring in a full-blooded Klingon drama. The away team disguises him as a Klingon for the role, and he performs under a pseudonym. Garak sees the away team's offer as proof that his performance has slipped—otherwise they would consider him a real tailor. Rather than join the Klingon play, he retreats to his shop to work on a new cover identity.
Acting Captain Engineering Engineering
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Diplomacy Although he's helped Data with many performances, Captain Picard has a low opinion of his own acting skills. Coach the captain through a minor role of his own and encourage him to take part in the Games. The away team offers constructive criticism and genuine praise for Picard's trial performance. Encouraged by their feedback, he agrees to play a large role in a production for the Isthmian Games. The away team's vague criticisms of Picard's role aren't constructive at all. Discouraged by their suggestions, Picard decides it would be best for him to sit out the Games rather than attempt another role.
Captain Proton and the Red Curtain! Engineering
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After saving Earth as Captain Proton a dozen times over, Tom Paris is ready to do it for an audience—if you can help him program the stage's holoemitters with all the old-fashioned special effects his show needs. Thanks to the away team's ingenious holoemitter setup, Paris' Captain Proton show is staged in authentic black and white, complete with ray guns, beeping robots, and a standing ovation from his audience. The away team is able to set up a few holoemitters for Paris's Captain Proton show, but they can't pull off the incredible special effects he's asked for. A dejected Paris puts the show on hold.
His Eyes Uncovered Engineering Diplomacy
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The Tamarians communicate via metaphors from their ancient myths. These myths would make a compelling play, but before the Tamarians can perform, both actors and audience will need working translators. The away team analyzes hundreds of Tamarian stories, including that of Picard and Dathon at El-Adrel. In the end, they have a remarkably comprehensive translator that will make the Tamarian play understandable. The away team makes sense of a few Tamarian myths, but they soon become lost in the many different metaphorical possibilities of each tale. Without a working translator, the Tamarians are unable to perform.
I, Q Diplomacy Security
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Amused by the idea of the Isthmian Games, Q himself is thinking of participating. But what role could hold the interest of such a powerful, unpredictable being? Write a one-man show worthy of his talent (and ego). The away team writes a show based on the life and times of...Q. Their adaptation has him playing himself and the many beings he's interfered with over the years. His scenes as Picard are the talk of the Games. The away team's one-man show is technically difficult, but, in Q's own words, "boring." Although only a Q could perform the show's multiple roles at once, this Q decides he has much more entertaining things to do.
Mindset Diplomacy Medicine
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Diplomacy Medicine Having once lost himself in the story of a play, William Riker is worried that a psychological drama being performed at the Games may harm the audience. He wants you to investigate its effects on the mind. The away team finds that the play's story is not hurting the audience, but its unusual lighting sequences are triggering disorientation and paranoia. The grateful crew adjusts the lighting so it can be performed harmlessly. During a dress rehearsal, the away team observes heightened paranoia among the audience but cannot pinpoint the cause. Riker asks to cancel the play to avoid any long-term psychological damage.
Old Haunts Diplomacy
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Science Medicine Beverly Crusher's production of Macbeth has had several accidents. Afraid that the anaphasic lifeform which once haunted her family is responsible, she's asked you to find an explanation for the mishaps. The ghostly "accidents" in Crusher's production turn out to be the work of a jealous stand-in, not the anaphasic being she had feared. With the culprit in custody, Beverly can safely direct her play in the Games. The best explanation the away team comes up with is that Crusher's production of "the Scottish play," is, true to tradition, cursed. Not wanting to risk the cast's safety, Beverly calls off the play.
Stage Fright Diplomacy
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Once known as Kodos the Executioner, actor Anton Karidian fears that while he and his company perform in the Games, he may be targeted for revenge. Keep Karidian safe during their rehearsals. The away team's vigilance saves Karidian from three attempts on his life, and even stops one attacker from harming his daughter, Lenore. Karidian and his company remain determined to perform in the Games. While the away team defends Karidian, one vengeful attendee wounds his daughter, Lenore. Distraught that his past has hurt her, Karidian suffers a breakdown. Even if Lenore recovers, the show cannot go on.
To Act, or Not to Act Diplomacy
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The Klingon general Chang has a deep love of Shakespeare, but refuses to perform in the Isthmian Games alongside humans. Convince Chang that if he does not join a Klingon production, he is letting the humans win. The away team appeals to Chang's Klingon pride to convince him that he should join his people's performance of Julius Caeser. With Chang playing Marc Antony, the Klingons put on an incredible show. The idea of starring in a Shakespearian play appeals to Chang, but the away team can't convince him to set aside his hatred and work with the several human actors in the production.
True to Life Security Engineering
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Security Medicine Energy spheres created by the Saltah'na force humanoids to relive the Saltah'na's historic downfall. If reprogrammed, the spheres could let an audience live through a less violent, more entertaining experience. The away team adjusts the Saltah'na spheres so they let people live out a comic play. More importantly, they make sure the spheres only affect those who touch them, rather than every person in the vicinity. The away team programs the spheres to let people experience a comic play, but they can't restrict the sphere's telepathic matrix. A whole ship, rather than just the volunteer audience, is forced to live out the play.