Not really sure since the episode ends with them eating one of the reptilian emissary. And even for Starfleet, I'm pretty sure they weren't able to make peace between the 2 species.
They don't have to be at peace with each other to be members of the federation, look at the Vulcans & Andorians...
I doubt there was any love loss between the two of them, when they became members.
they just have to Not Be fighting each other.
The incident between the Anticans & the Selay was what... like 60 years ago in the STO time-line...?
Why would that still be relevant?
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There's nothing saying it couldn't have happened in both timelines. And considering what happened to Erickson's son, there could be a way that Porthos (or his successor) could have been preserved in some sort of subspace domain.
Not to say it's likely, but if they come out with a set of lobi pets that are all transporter duplicates of Porthos, there's enough for a story to be made up explaining it
Agreed - after all, how long was Scotty kept alive and in the pattern buffer in that TNG episode (name escapes me atm)?
A "transporter incident" could easily explain Porthos turning up in any timeline, at any time. Even if he turned up at the end in the book, he could have an incident later.
I don't "do" vanity pets much, since they take up too much inventory space, but for Porthos, I might make an exception.
Would even be cool to have a DOff chain with missions figuring out what happened to him, and a final Engineering step requiring Transporter Officers that rewards a Porthos DOff. I'd love to see a couple of new traits added for him - like Loyal or Sociable.
To fit into the existing specialities, he could be an Ultra-Violet rarity "Entertainer"-with Founder of the Federation, Congenial, Peaceful, Teamwork. Maybe Tactful for Fed(?) and Aggressive for KDF(?)-Tactful is a stretch, but a case could be made for it on the Fed side. I feel like Porthos on a KDF ship would probably be aggressive towards the crew. With those traits, it would make him an awesome support DOff.
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While Porthos the 8th (or 9th) might've been part of a transporter "experiment" in the JJ Universe, I could see Cryptic making a single event mission where we run into a beagle on some alien planet. And this is their way of introducing Beagle pets in STO.
Now the question is how is the beagle introduced? A planet that gave longevity and you found the same dog that was lost over 160 years ago? The beagle finding alien life and somehow reproduced beagles? Aliens finding the beagle and making clones?
So many possibilities, providing Cryptic could get permission to use the alternate reality's plot.