"It's only been two weeks. I need to talk about this. I have to justify what's happened, what I've done, at least to myself." - Benjamin Sisko
Clearly, one of our failures this year has been timeliness. When we return next year for WoTC 3, we will find a host that will dedicate him or herself to making sure that these polls and steps proceed in a consistent manner.
That being said, we've reviewed your storyline submissions and we're here to present the final seven (7) options to you for your consideration. Before we begin, however, take a look at the current version of the card which has been in play testing for a few weeks now:
As you can see, very little has changed from the version created by the community! Obviously, as our testers work more with the card, it may change more, but it's a good card so far! It's just time to put some story on it and finish it up!
Here are the seven options that we've selected for you to review for the card's storyline. Please, take a look at each of them before you vote. For reference, we've included a sample picture for each idea. Many of these pictures aren't from Terok Nor episode or scenes, but are just example to show you what the storyline idea is. (In other words, don't get hung up on the images.)
A bottle of kanar
Enjoyed by both Dukat and Damar, kanar is a thick, strong, alcoholic beverage enjoyed by Cardassians. Damar used kanar to dull the pain of betraying his people to the Dominion.
A container/vial of Ketracel White
An artifical drug that can not be replicated, that supplies a missing enzyme to the Jem'Hadar. Engineered by the Founders to keep control of their lethal fighting force. Damar suggested poisoning the last batch of white if they could not open the wormhole.
Dominion virtual display headsets
In place of a viewscreen on Dominion ships, they provided headsets for the Vorta and Jem'Hadar First. Humans had trouble using the headsets, but both Bajorans and Cardassians seemed able to do so without side effects.
A crowded Terok Nor Turbolift
The turbolift to ops, once filled with Bajoran and Starfleet officers, was used by Jem'Hadar and Cardassian soldiers during the occupation. It was quite a shock for the remaining civilians and Bajorans to see their enemies riding the lift so nonchalantly.
Captain Sisko's baseball, left behind in his office, was correctly interpreted by Gul Dukat as a message - he'll be back. Dukat returned the baseball to Sisko after his mental collapse following the death of his daughter and the fall of the station.
One of Tora Ziyal's paintings
Dukat's daughter, Ziyal, displayed incredible skill and a passionate soul in her artistic works, unappreciated as they were by the Vorta. Posthumously, they were displayed in a Bajoran museum.
A cup of Raktajino
Addictive Klingon coffee, enjoyed by the residents of both Deep Space Nine and of Terok Nor.
Like the previous poll, this one is set up to allow you to change your vote as often as you like before the deadline; however, you can only vote for one option. So you can change your mind, if you wish. Perhaps someone makes a persuasive argument, or maybe you want to throw your support behind an underdog instead.
In the meantime, please use this thread to discuss your opinions, your votes, and the pros and cons of each of the seven storyline options outlined above. Once the polls close, TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 @ MIDNIGHT, we will proceed with determining the Will of the Collective!
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