Assignment: Understanding Terran Light Sensitivity

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Faction Khitomer.png Understanding Terran Light Sensitivity
Location Type:
Very Rare
Requires duty officers:
  • Any Officer x4
Other costs:
Base outcome chances:
  • Critical Take!: 4%
  • Progress: 96%
22,000 / 44,000 Experience Point icon.png
4,000 / 8,000 Expertise icon.png
500 / 1000 Dilithium Ore icon.png
You will receive the following reward:
  • Success: Advanced Queue R&D Material Reward Package (Random)
  • Breakthrough!: Elite Queue R&D Material Reward Package (Random)

Summary[edit | edit source]

While identical with prime universe humanity to all known medical examinations, mirror universe humans exhibit a strange sensitivity to bright light. Compose a team to study this phenomenon, that we might better understand the divergence of their population.

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This assignment is part of the Research Assignment - Terran Empire Research chain.

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Outcome[edit | edit source]

Final outcome: Success

Your team discovered a lot of very well documented and useful deed ends. The Terrans aren't actively studying it, yet no official record describes the phenomenon except in passing. They're aware it exists. It doesn't appear to vary meaningfully between members of the species. It serves no useful adaptive function. The genetic structures bear no hint of technological tempering. Whet remains is a mystery, but a smaller one thanks to your team's diligent work.

Final outcome: Breakthrough!

After examining and rejecting a tremendous number of hypotheses, your team provided two new possibilities to our records. First, that the condition is psychosomatic. Terran society has existed in such incredible adversity for so long that cultural maladaptations are projected by our models. Perhaps fear of the light is among them. Second, it may be that Terran light sensitivity was introduced into the species quickly and completely by some advanced alien, unknown entity, or even a mirror universe Q.

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