Foundry Challenge #6 : Beyond the Web
Hello and welcome to another Foundry Challenge! :cool: These challenges will be posted every 9-10 weeks, which includes 6 weeks to make your mission, and 3 weeks for the community to play through all of the missions and cast one  official vote for a winner. At the end of the 3 weeks of playthrough and voting, a winner, based on a simple majority of votes, will be announced and awarded 1000 STO Promo Points for the C-Store (enough to also purchase additional Foundry slots through the Dilithium exchange, if the winner chooses) and earn a guaranteed spot as a future Foundry Spotlight mission.
Today we start the nine-week run of the sixth Foundry Challenge: Beyond the Web
During the past several weeks, the Tholians have re-emerged and have been spotted in several systems and sectors across the Beta quadrant, including Nukara Prime, Mol'Rihan (New Romulus) and Eta Eridani. While signs point to the Tholians having an interest in advanced technology, particularily anything harnessing interspacial rifts, investigations are still ongoing.
You will have from today, Wednesday January 16th, until Wednesday, February 27th at 10am PST to make your Foundry mission and reply to this thread with its information in the following format:
Starting on Wednesday, February 27th, around 10AM PST, the 3-week playthrough and review stage will begin. Only entries made in this thread prior to 10AM, and are published/ available in-game, on that Wednesday will be eligible to participate in the challenge. Look for a voting thread to be made which will explain the voting process (some info below).
This is the author's thread -- only entries should be made here.
The Discussion Thread can be found HERE.
A Voting Thread will be posted and stickied when that period begins.
We also have an Index of previous challenges HERE.
IMPORTANT: The rules may change from one challenge to another, but I'd like to let everyone know what the base rules are. These may grow as we move on (and have since the 1st challenge), so feel free to give feedback in the discussion thread about what should be added!
***If you are unable to push the "publish" button at this time due to timezones/ work schedules, please wait until the latest possible moment before this day/time. Also, if you need to publish your mission to test things, that is fine too, but please make sure to unpublish after testing is complete.
Foundry Challenge #6: Beyond the Web
Title: The Friend of My Enemy
Level Requirement: Any Level
Faction: Federation, with KDF later
Description: The Tholians have pressed into the Federation, to no avail. Dronza Station is housing interspatial rift technology, and it must be defended. The Tholians have reapeered, and they are stronger than ever. Admiral Marconi, with unknown intentions, recruits you and your ship to defend Starfleets key systems.
Status: Working out the kinks; adding things; making maps better
Mission Title: Land of Hope and Glory
Your @Handle: @drogyn1701
Level Requirement: 35+
Mission Summary: After participating in a covert buy of a piece of unknown technology, you must make it back to Federation space while under the guns of the Tholians, Tzenkethi and Klingons from the future.
Status: just about ready :)
Mission Title: Depths of Nukara Prime
Your @Handle: @P_Sutherland
Level Requirement: 31+
Mission Summary: Civilian traffic in the Eta Eridni neutral zone has been caught in the violent clashes with the Tholian Assembly in the Nukara system. When the crew of a freighter abandon ship, their only choice for survival means entering Nukara primes atmosphere, would you expect some to survive in a Class Y environment?
Screenshots: 1 2 3 4 5
Mission Title: Demons from the past
Your @Handle: @diogene0
Level Requirement: 16+
Mission Summary: Ancient Greeks believed that the destiny of man was ruled by good and evil demons. Both demons were fighting to influence lives through joys and pains. They were guides, inspired good and evil. But what would happen whenever evil wins, if good demons are all gone and left people in an intense, painful feeling of fear and despair?
This mission will take you deep into horror. The theatre? New Romulus. The dreams? A better world. What you will see? Murder, torture, and a people with blood on its hand - against its will. And you, being forced to solve a major crisis which could change forever the face of the quadrant.
Title: Wibbly Wobbly Earth
Level Requirement: Unknown for now
You are sent to Andoria to investigate an ancient inscription of unknown origin.
This is a continuation of a previous challenge 'A Good Ship Goes To War' which will feature Captain John Smith and his companion.
Title: The Beta Rana Incident
Description: The Tholians have been sighted near Federation space in a system containing a small unstable star. We don't know what the Tholians are up to but the star has become increasingly unstable. We need you to figure out what is going on before the star goes nova or worse.
Mission Title: The Second Light
Level Requirement: 41+
Mission Summary: An emergency mission of a high priority has been assigned to you - a secret meeting with a mysterious admiral is only the beginning for an unprecedented mission, involving a conspicuous cargo box, an inexperienced cadet, and the revelation of the motives of a secluded and aggressive alien race!
Note: Shuttles are mandatory for this mission. ;)
Status: Mission is complete.
Status of mission completion (conservative guess): 100%
Mission code: ST-HNDSILKSR
Mission is a loose prequel to the Darkfrontiers Persistent Foundry Project.
Mission has light combat (space/ground), heavy dialogue, and some easter eggs.
Mission Title: Crystallization
Your @Handle: @afalconer
Level Requirement: 41+
Mission Summary: Tholians attack a classified research facility. What are they after? Will you be able to stop them? One thing is certain, if they succeed, the Federation will never be the same. Features space & ground combat, career specific paths, branching dialogs, an optional puzzle, and choices that effect the ending.
Mission Title: Shrouded By Misfortune
Your @Handle: @cyconianlord
Level Requirement: Any
Mission Summary: In the wake of calamity in the Dace System, hidden dangers go unseen. Will you discover them in time to terminate plans, already in motion?
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