Mission: The Needs of the Few

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Faction: Federation

Level: All

Description:  A newly warp-capable species is in the process of applying to join the Federation.  You are tasked with exploring their world and making a recommendation to the Federation Council.

Author notes:  This is my second diplomacy mission.  There is no combat and plenty of reading involved.  In some ways, it is very similar to “The Return to Terra Nova,” as far as mission mechanics go.  However, my goal was to center the mission around a choice, which I was unable to do in “The Return to Terra Nova.”

This mission is also my most issue-oriented story, meant to generate heated debates about relevant social issues of the past, present, and future.  Please give it a try, and let me know what you think.

Also, please let me know if you spot typos.  I’m still polishing the text, and I need help.