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|Series:||Star Trek Online|
|Original post date:||Dec 05 2015|
|Previous challenge:||"STO Thanksgiving"|
|Next challenge:||"Once in a Lifetime"|
"Winter Wonderland Celebrations II" was the eighteenth edition of the Star Trek Online Unofficial Literary Challenge, posted on the Arc Forums. It was the second challenge of Star Trek Online's Season 11, for the month of December 2015.
Prompt #1 - Winter Wonderland Celebrations Edit
"Winter Wonderland Celebrations" was the first prompt of the challenge, was created by forum admin pwecaptainsmirk, and was a repost from 2014's final Star Trek Online: Literary Challenge, "Winter Wonderland Celebrations".
- The ancient tradition of Terran Winter Celebrations is such a festive and playful time in STO! Q is back and he brings us more Winter fun this year, with new snowmen, new weapons, new ships and more. This month's challenge is to write your own crews story centered around the event and festivities of the Terran winter season. But don't stop at Earth! You can tell us stories about any cultural celebrations from across the Star Trek universe. Perhaps the Andorians have tales of mysterious Vulcans who sneak into their homes at night and replace their toys with logic puzzles. Perhaps the Bajorans have a winter tradition that they hold dear involving incense and an Orb of Jolly. Maybe the Borg Queen is all alone on New Years and just longs for the day some dashing Android will meet her under the mistletoe and help her kill all humans. Or maybe your crew discovers a planet of elves who are ruled by a fanatical toy maker with a thirst for egg nog. Let your imaginations fly this month, and add your own twists of Trek Holiday Lore to the universe!
Prompt #2 - The Captain Who Would Be KingEdit
"The Captain Who Would Be King" was the second prompt of the challenge, suggested by forum user moonshadowdark.
- During a routine expedition through the Gamma Quadrant, you discover a planet rich with natural resources. As you beam down to take sample readings, you are spotted by the pre-warp inhabitants, who view you as a god and demand you remain on their planet to serve as their king. How will you get out of this? Write a log detailing your escape or how your reign went.
Prompt #3 - Where Are You?Edit
"Where Are You?" was the third prompt for this challenge, suggested by forum user jonsills.
- The away team beams back from a mission. But the captain isn't on the transporter pad! What does the crew do now? How do they find you? Do they find you? Do they try?