The purpose of choosing an overarching concept is to help all of us write the story in the same direction. Now we are lucky because our concept has really already been decided for us by the nature of our Task force. And that is the Concept of Exploration.
Sadly we do need a little more than that. Building off of the Story Arc Foundation we need to lay out the relationships between ourselves and those major players in the area. Although there may be a lot of minor races and players in the area the major players are what the TF Story Arc is going to focus on.
Before providing options let us lay out facts that will be true no matter what.
-The Devore Imperium do not like outsiders and are Xenophobic openly distrusting anyone that is not part of the Imperium.
-Vaadwaur wants to become what they once were, a great empire. There is tension between them and the Devore because the Devore now controls a lot of what they did 900 years ago.
- The Hirogen will be openly hostile to anyone they deem to be a good prey.
With those facts out of the way here is my story arc ideas/concepts. I am going to provide two parts to each concept. One Part about internal issues within a major Power and another part How a race is reacting to us in the area. These will be the conflicts within the are. All other relations should be assumed to be good or Neutral.
Concept #1 - Imperium Civil War & Malon
The Devore Imperium, although appearing to be strong and stable is currently going through a time of unrest. Oppressed people within the Imperium are attempting to rise up. Aided by the Vaadwaur the possibility of a civil war is real. Which could destabilize the region for years to come.
The Malon are deeply interested in Starfleet Technology, including the Catapult. Although trade is on their mind stealing it isn’t out of the question.
Concept #2 - Annexation & Imperium propaganda
Please, Vote, debate and discuss these Concepts. The poll will be open for 7 days.The Republic of the First Worlds although appearing from initial scans to be similar to the UFP is nothing like us. They have a deeply ingrained caste system that includes slaves and forced labor. The republic is at the current moment attempting to expand its borders to include a minor power [insert name here] of 3 of 4 systems . The possibility of the Republic just annexing the minor power is real and war could break out.
The Devore Imperium have openly condemned the arrival of UFP in the area in fear of the threat we may pose to the region. Attempting to play it off as a threat for the region as a whole the Devore only have themselves on their mind. This could hurt relations with other minor powers and even opens up the possibility of attack.