Where Nightmares Meet/Faction Missions

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Where Nightmares Meet: Borg


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Biological Distinctiveness Medicine Diplomacy Science
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The Doctor suggests that, since the Borg have assimilated Picard before, perhaps they would like to put their collective knowledge to use in finding a cure for diseases like Irumodic Syndrome. He tasks your crew with persuading the Borg. Convincing the Borg to provide access to any useful information they have proves easier than sorting through it. Your medical officers say it will take a long time to go through it, but the data offers a promising start. The Collective sees no utility in offering access to that data, even as your officers insist it can aid in their own pursuit of perfection.
Encroaching Mind Medicine Science Engineering
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While stopping at a starbase to acquire supplies, a Borg drone is attacked and infected with a neuropathic virus meant to damage the motor functions of the entire Collective. Your medical team is tasked with treating him. Your chief medical officer manages to successfully counteract the virus before too much damage is done and the attacker is swiftly brought to justice. Your chief medical officer attempts to treat the drone, but is unable to discern how the virus works in time to prevent its rapid spread throughout the drone's cube.
Extradition Security Command Science
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A Borg drone, recently severed from the Collective, makes contact with your ship and asks for aid. The Collective, however, insist that you return the drone at once. They will take him back, by force if necessary. Your officers are torn on the subject, but the drone insists on addressing the Borg directly. He asserts to the Borg he has regained his individuality and they decide to cease pursuing him, feeling his mind too polluted by Federation ideals. Your officers insist they will under no circumstances return the drone and one of them, a little trigger happy, fires phasers on the approaching Borg cube, igniting a violent space battle.
On the Scent Engineering
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The Borg are struggling to locate the rogue cube, let alone bring the drones back into the Collective. Hearing of your crew's past accomplishments, the Borg ask for your assistance. Your engineers track the last movements of the rogue cube and, though it disappears faster than they can lock onto to [sic], they believe they may have established a pattern to track it. Your engineers study what they believe are the last known movements of the cube, but realize instead that they've been tracking a friendly cube out searching for the missing one.
Opportunity Diplomacy
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A conflict has erupted aboard Deep Space Nine and as the Borg have entrusted you to be their liaison in these tense days, you are asked to mediate. At Quark's, your crew members learn that the proprietor was charging Borg drones quintuple, saying that it was the price they should pay for making his regulars nervous. Fortunately your crew arrived before things became violent. Your crew learns that Quark was charging the Borg quintuple, accusing them of scaring off his regulars. Unfortunately, your crew doesn't make it in time to stop the drones from interfacing Quark's lobes with a bottle of Bajoran synthale.
Victims Diplomacy Science Diplomacy
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As renewed hatred and distrust of the Borg ripples through the Federation, there are those who sympathize with the Borg, insisting assimilated drones can not be held responsible for their actions. Help these sympathizers make their case. Following a lengthy internal ethics debate, your officers agree to present the argument at a variety of Starfleet functions, complete with suggestions on improved treatments for recovering Borg drones. Distrust of the Borg still runs deep, leaving your officers unable to come to an agreement among themselves, let alone unite to create a presentation to persuade others.
The Weight of Trust Security Command Science
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A contingent of Borg are accused of attacking a Rigelian diplomat and it falls to you and your officers to sort the matter out. Your officers investigate the situation and learn the Rigelian diplomat was injured following a bad deal with some Nausicaan traders, but he blamed the Borg to cover up his own improprieties. Your officers investigate, but before they can come to a conclusion, a group of Nausicaans ambush and kill one of the accused drones.
What They Left Behind Engineering Science Engineering Medicine
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The Borg have been analyzing the moments before the rogue cube became disconnected from the rest of the Collective and have begun to see similar patterns in other drones. They ask for your help in making sense of their observations. There are certain neurological patterns in the remaining Borg, ones their implants seem to be adequately mitigating for now. Your officers debate how much to share with the Borg before ultimately sharing a bare-bones version of the analysis. The possibility that these neural patterns are the inklings of individuality re-emerging is raised and thus, many of your science and medical officers refuse to share their findings with the Borg, souring relations with the faction.

Where Nightmares Meet: Romulan Star Empire


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Between Queens Security Command Security
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A Romulan Warbird speeds out of the Empire's territory and you receive an urgent communication from the Tal Shiar with one terse command: stop that ship! Through skillful maneuvering, you manage to intercept the Warbird and find at its helm a female Romulan who wishes to go after the rogue Borg to become their new Queen, desiring the power she believes will be hers by controlling the Collective. Your crew pursues the Warbird, but it slips away. Operatives from the Tal Shiar inundate you with insults. The escapee was intent on making herself a Borg Queen in pursuit of power, but doing so would also give the Borg access to Romulan intel.
Ensnared Command
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A Starfleet vessel goes missing after responding to a distress call from a Romulan warbird. Your crew is dispatched to find out what happened to it. Following the ship's navigational data, you find her crew marooned on an asteroid. While there are some casualties, you rescue the remaining crew. The Romulans, however, insist there never was a distress call. DIALOGUE FAIL
Factors in Fate Engineering Science Engineering
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With the younger version of someone who played such a pivotal role in 24th century diplomacy being abducted, the Romulans ask you to create a simulation to see just what it would take to change who Picard might ultimately become. Your engineers create a holoprogram that starts with cadet-era Picard and pits him against a variety of adverse scenarios, seeing how life circumstances change him. The outcomes are fascinating, but the real Picard is reluctant to turn them over. DIALOGUE FAIL
Joint Ventures Diplomacy Science Security
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Spock suggests that the pursuit of the younger Picard, fated later in life to play a part in the Reunification Movement, might provide an opportunity to bridge gaps between the Romulans and Vulcans. He asks you to create such an opportunity. Your officers discuss and decide that pairing some progressive-minded Vulcans with Romulans to search for Picard might open some new doors. Provided the old hostilities don't rear their ugly heads, of course. DIALOGUE FAIL
Opportunity in Chaos Command
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Suspicions are running high after the Romulans were so quick to move on the young Picard once he appeared in the Neutral Zone. Starfleet enlists your crew to investigate, insisting discretion is a must. Your crew members employ disguises and secret contacts to investigate the Neutral Zone, learning that the Romulans have been watching for people brought there via temporal anomaly to interrogate. As a result, more security is added in the area. Just as your crew members are starting to see the patterns connecting increased Romulan presence and the temporal anomaly crisis, the Star Empire gets winds of your efforts and begins threatening the Federation to pull back your crew or else.
Outer Limits Medicine Science Command
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A Romulan outpost at the edge of the Neutral Zone is destroyed during the Borg cube's retreat and your crew is dispatched to search for survivors. Your crew arrives at the desecrated outpost in time to find a few injured survivors who had escaped to an underground shelter. As you attend to their injuries, they inform you that they tried in vain to stop the rogue cube. Your crew is too late. By the time you locate any would-be survivors, they are too far gone to be saved.
Reticence Science Engineering Command Science
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The Romulans send you to figure out just how the Borg knew that Picard had appeared within the Neutral Zone. Surveying the Neutral Zone is difficult with the Romulans tailing your crew, but one of your officers finally convinces them to allow access to a satellite patrolling the Zone, which reveals the rogue Borg hacked the satellite to see who appeared. Your crew patrols the Neutral Zone, looking for clues and trying to scan whatever meager data they can find. However, the Romulans' distrust and constant presence prevents any real progress.
Withering Discord Security Command Diplomacy
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The Romulans: a people on the verge of destruction. The Borg: an invasive species with an ever-shrinking pool of prey. But as hints of a possible alliance appear, Section 31 sends you to make sure these two hostile factions don't get too cozy. The burgeoning relationship between the Borg and Romulans is clearly a tennuous [sic] one. It only takes light maneuvering--a few misdirected communications, some edited documents--to keep it that way. Your officers set out to keep tabs on the two factions, but are quickly found out by the ever distrustful Romulans.

Where Nightmares Meet: Dominion


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Adherence Diplomacy Command Science
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The Founders are displeased with what they see as inefficiency on the Federation's part and begin sending Vorta in to take charge of the situation. Address the Founders' concerns before the Vorta arrive. Your officers demonstrate the prudence with which the Federation is handling the situation with the Borg and insist that a delicate hand is needed in dealing with the Borg. The Vorta reluctantly accept this explanation. The fact that the arriving Vorta are met with a full security force trying to force them to leave upon arrival infuriates the Dominion.
Chaos in Order Command
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A Vorta claiming to speak for one of the Founders makes no secret of their distrust of the Borg, going so far as to liken them to an insect invasion. Your officers are asked to mediate before his words incite violence. Your officers persuade the Vorta to meet in silence. Though he will not identify the Founder he claims to speak for, you manage to keep the Borg from getting wind of his proclamations until the Dominion sends him back to the Gamma Quadrant. Your officers first try to reason with, then silence the Vorta, but it is only at the business end of a Borg's cybernetic arm that the Vorta finally stops.
False Friends Command Science Diplomacy Medicine
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The suggestion arises to use a Changeling as a decoy, but the Founders have many misgivings. Chief among them is how or even if a Changeling could be assimilated. Your crew is tasked with researching the matter. Visiting a secret lab in the Gamma quadrant, your medical and science officers perform several tests on a somewhat willing Changeling and gain some interesting insight into how the nanoprobes interact with Changeling biology. Finding a willing Changeling to experiment on proves more difficult than expected when the Changelings assigned to meet with your crew are less than impressed with your officers' knowledge about their species.
Incomplete Control Security Command Security
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A Dominion ship disappears from Deep Space Nine and your crew is sent to locate the missing vessel and her crew. You manage to locate the vessel and learn that the Vorta and subordinate Jem'Hadar aboard decided to pursue the rogue Borg on their own. They are afraid to face the Founders' wrath, but you manage to convince them to return. You chase the vessel across the Quadrant. Finally cornering them, you learn the Vorta ordered his Jem'Hadar crew to pursuethe [sic] rogue Borg in order to win the Founders' favor. Fearing their wrath, he self-destructs the vessel.
Playing the Part Science Engineering Diplomacy
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The Dominion are willing to offer up Changelings as decoys to help infiltrate the rogue cube, but there's one problem: the Borg are made up of many other species and the Dominion lacks the time for research, so they task your crew with doing it. Culling data on every species known to be assimilated, your engineers craft a holoprogram that gamifies that learning process by challenging the Changelings to match different drones. Though they try to remain stoic, they seem to enjoy it. Your officers compile all of the data they have on species known to have been assimilated by the Borg and hand it to the Dominion, who seem frustrated your crew couldn't bother distilling it for them.
Remote Support Engineering Science Engineering
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The Dominion have been making a good faith effort to search for Picard, but as their resources are exhausted, they are frustrated with the lack of necessary supplies in the Alpha Quadrant. Your crew is asked to help them meet the new demand. Your crew gathers resources specific to Dominion ships and begins programming replicators to produce the materials. The Founders are hesitant to give away some trade secrets, but your efforts are still enough to maintain the ships. A lack of finesse on the part of your crew members makes it difficult to obtain any of the supplies needed by the Dominion crews. Ultimately, your crew comes up empty-handed.
Roads Diverged Security
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The Dominion see the Borg as a form of kindred spirits in a way. Both species seek order and cohesion in their own way. You and your officers are asked to establish a meeting between them--while still looking out for the Federation's interests. You arrange a meeting between the two and fade into the background. As mutual distrust begins to wane and commonalities emerge, your first officer conveniently steps in to inform the faction leaders that the room is needed for another meeting. DIALOGUE FAIL
Wavering Trust Diplomacy Command Security
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Pledging their support, the Dominion have sent a contingent of Vorta and Jem'Hadar to Deep Space Nine. However, their mere presence has increased anxieties and your security team is asked to help keep the peace. Keeping a low profile, the personnel you send to keep the peace manage to put out any fires before they start, mitigating any lingering fear aboard the space station from the war still fresh in everyone's minds. DIALOGUE FAIL