Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,573
VOTING HAS Concluded

Hello and welcome to another Foundry Challenge! 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 [1] 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 ninth Foundry Challenge: The Mirror of Romulus
For this Foundry Challenge, create a mission that's main story plot revolves around the fate of Romulus, and it's Legacy, in the Mirror Universe. What happens to Romulus, (does Mol'Rihan and the Romulan Republic exist?), along with the rest of the backstory, is completely up to you. Don't forget the Remans, and throw in some evil looking Goatees to boot!

Please make sure to adhere to the Foundry EULA and the rules below.


Mission Title:
Your @Handle:
Level Requirement:
Mission Summary:

NOTE: Please do not publish your mission until further notice***.
NOTE: The above needs to be filled out completely by the due date/ time for your mission to be considered, and your mission must be published in-game at such time to be considered -- unfortunately, any mission that cannot be found in-game by the time the voting starts will be removed from this entry thread.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE = 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 at that time 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!
  • Each Challenge will run for 9 weeks. For 6 weeks we will sticky the challenge and let you make your entry. After the 6th week, the 7th through 9th week will be the time when the mission is published and reviewed by the community.
  • There is no right or wrong entry.
  • The background story should be the main foundation for your mission. You will put the player into the main role.
  • The missions for these challenges must be in English. Please check out the French and German forums using the flag drop down above to see their Foundry contests.
  • In the spirit of the competition, only maps, missions, stories, dialogue etc. created/ built/ designed during the 6-week creation period should be used.
  • The mission should take only 30 minutes for a player to complete, but MUST not take more than 45 minutes. Error on the side of 30 minutes. This is to allow players to be able to play through all of the missions so they can consider all when voting.
  • In your mission description, opening dialogue, and the last dialogue, please include orange "out-of-character" text that explains that your mission is part of the STO Forums' Foundry Challenge #9 -- do not include a link to this post, but let the player know they can visit the "The Foundry for Star Trek Online" section of the forums for more information.
  • Please keep discussion about the entries in the appropriate Discussion Thread.
  • In the Discussion Thread, feel free to write what inspired you and what your thoughts on the topic are.
  • Once the mission is published, it should not be withdrawn, even temporarily. The only exception to this would be if for some reason players are saying they can't complete it and you need to fix something so they can. If you find spelling mistakes, feel free to fix them only after the competition ends.
  • Regarding Voting:
    • Once you have played through all of the missions during the Playthrough Period, please send me a forum PM with the mission you feel should win this month's challenge.
    • Unless you play through all of the missions pretty quickly, I should not be getting votes until midway through the 8-9th week.
    • Reviewers can only send one [1] forum PM to me to act as an official vote for a winner.
    • Reviewers can write reviews of some of the other missions if they wish.
  • A few other important reminders:
    • Please heed the Foundry's EULA when submitting your entry! This applies to any mission made in the foundry. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
    • Each author may only have one entry, no matter how many accounts they have.
    • After nine weeks' time, the thread will be unstickied as we move on to the next challenge.
    • We'll have three threads: One to post the entries in (this), one to discuss the entries and one with the official entries list for voting.
      Cross-linking between these threads is acceptable for these challenges ONLY!!

***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.

Last edited by pwecaptainsmirk; 08-06-2014 at 07:11 PM.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,213
# 2
03-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Mission Title: Straight Through the Mirror
Your @Handle: @drogyn1701
Faction: KDF-Romulan
Level Requirement: 45+
Mission Summary: Join forces with your Mirror Universe counterpart in the Romulan Ascendancy to bring peace to the MU in order to combat an even greater threat.
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Last edited by drogyn1701; 04-09-2014 at 08:40 AM.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,201
# 3
03-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Mission Title: Speculum Impetus
Your @Handle: @P_Sutherland
Faction: KDF
Level Requirement: 35+
Mission Summary: When you're invited to a private stronghold in the Saqwa' mountains, you learn that a recent conflict could effect the balance of power in the Mirror Universe.

You've been recruited to eliminate this threat, with the help of the Tholian Assembly, Breen Confederacy and Ask'kaar Republic. You're sent into the Mirror Universe, to locate and neutralize this threat.

Last edited by thay8472; 04-16-2014 at 07:26 AM.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,897
# 4
03-05-2014, 04:13 PM
Mission Title: TBA
Your @Handle: @stoutes
Faction: FED-Romulan
Level Requirement: TBA
Mission Summary: TBA
^^ I am Stoutes, and I approve of my message (and inb4exploit!) ^^
Career Officer
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 15
# 5
03-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Withdrawing from competition. Real life has dared to get in the way.
"Crewman, your resume says you are telepathic. Then could you please explain to me why you failed in your attempt to confiscate contraband from the crew?!"

Last edited by stolu; 04-14-2014 at 04:29 AM.
Career Officer
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 52
# 6
03-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Mission Title: TBA
Your @Handle: @Rellimtime82
Faction: FED-Romulan
Level Requirement: TBA
Mission Summary: TBA


@Rellimtime82 - Foundry Author

Last edited by jauhn82; 04-12-2014 at 03:05 PM.
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,761
# 7
03-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Mission not finished on deadline. Withdrawn
Play more STO Foundry! (You can thank me later.)


Last edited by lincolninspace; 04-18-2014 at 09:54 AM.
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 37
# 8
03-07-2014, 12:10 AM
Mission Title: "Raptor's Reflection"
@Handle: @ElijahThomas
Faction: Federation (Recommended for play with Starfleet Characters for full Roleplaying Immersion)
Level Requirements: 31+
Mission Summary: What seemed like a routine search-and-rescue mission into the former Romulan Neutral Zone erupts into a deadly game played across two universes.

Last edited by elijahthomassto; 03-22-2014 at 03:50 AM.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 168
# 9
03-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Mission Title: TBA
@Handle: @DrazurSouthclaw
Faction: TBA, probably KDF
Level Requirements: TBA
Mission Summary: TBA
Career Officer
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 65
# 10
03-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Mission Title: A Harm's Way
Your @Handle: @mannequinn
Faction: Starfleet
Level Requirement: 16 and above
Mission Summary: The expanse of space and time is threatened when humanities weakness is exploited. Compassion breeds disaster bringing the Federation and the Alpha Quadrant within a harm's way of total destruction.
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