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The People's Plague
« on: February 10, 2017, 04:13:15 pm »
Mission Title: The People's Plague

Synopsis: The Discovery responds to a planet in medical distress, only to find itself in the midst of a revolutionary war.

Starting Point: The Federation receives a request for aid from a spacefaring system known as the Duralis Enclave.  They are suffering from a plague that is sweeping across the system, and the Discovery is dispatched to render assistance.

End Goal: The Discovery must retrieve kidnapped personnel and make a decision that will either contribute to or prevent a bloody war. 

Story points that must be passed?:

I) Discovery responds to request for aid.

II) The Duralis Enclave leadership requests to beam aboard the Discovery to discuss the situation.

III) It soon becomes apparent that the Duralis Enclave leadership are despotic individuals who have beamed aboard largely to escape the plague themselves, caring about the medical crisis only because the plague is impacting the global economy, and not out of any genuine empathy.

IV) The Discovery sends down a medical team to investigate the plague and find a cure.  They are kidnapped as soon as they arrive, and the planet is revealed to be in open revolt as a revolution is in progress.

V) The medical team is held in a secret underground facility run by the rebels, with transporter inhibitors preventing easy extraction.  In the underground facility, they learn that the plague has been engineered by the rebels to get the leadership off-world so that the people could reclaim the planet from their despotic leaders.  The rebels actually have a cure already, and are disseminating it to the population.

VI) The Duralis Enclave leadership demand to be returned to the surface, to a large military citadel that remains under loyalist control.   From there they hope to reclaim the planet.

VII) The rebels threaten to kill the medical team hostages if the Duralis Enclave leadership are returned to the surface.

VIII) The Discovery faces a double-dilemma.  First, they must secure their medical team from the rebels.  Additionally, they must decide whether or not to return the Duralis Enclave leadership to the surface.  No matter what the Discovery decides, it will be influencing the internal politics of another government, violating the Prime Directive in some form or another.  This is the moral dilemma of the story.



Departments: (To make sure everyone has something to do.)

- Flight: Because transporter inhibitors are in place, if the Captain wants to rescue his medical personnel, a strike team will need to be sent down via shuttle.  Flight officers will be needed on that shuttle (pilot and co-pilot).  Depending on the size of the strike team, multiple shuttles may be warranted, thus multiple pairs of pilots.

- Engineering: The shuttle(s) will be subjected to fire from the surface unless a means can be found to 'stealth it up' and reduce its power signature so that surface anti-aircraft emplacements can not detect and fire upon it.  The Engineering teams must make these modifications.

- Operations: The Operations Teams can work on a transporter pattern enhancer that will be able to cut through the interference of the transporter inhibitors being used by the rebels.  This pattern enhancer can be carried down with the rescue teams so that an emergency escape transport can be performed if extraction via the shuttles proves impossible.

- Security and tactical: The rescue of the medical team and the defense of the shuttles on the flight down may require numerous security and tactical personnel.   There may even be wild-weasel attacks on surface sensor emplacements to enhance the survivability of the assault team shuttles.

- Medical: The medical teams will be at the heart of this affair, both working on a solution to the plague and getting kidnapped.  They will have extensive plot development scenes with their captors as they learn what is going on.

- Science: Science can work with Ops on the transporter pattern enhancers, Engineering on the shuttle stealth options, and they can be responsible for finding a clever way of isolating the location of the kidnapped medical team.

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Re: The People's Plague
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 06:24:46 pm »
Hello,

Ser has sent a most excellent suggestion to me via personal message, that the rebels should have sensor disruption technology in place to mask the location of the prisoners and give Science personnel some more interesting work to do in penetrating the sensor blocks.

Cheers!
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