Laws of Nature
Many strange new species have been brought to the Alpha Quadrant. Will you help protect them, or use them for your own ends?
Laws of Nature is a Faction Event beginning 12:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC) Thursday, Janaury 25, 2018 and ending 12:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC) Monday, January 29, 2018. Players can complete shuttle missions for the Bajorans, Federation, and Section 31. These missions will drop Victory Points, which unlock Threshold Rewards.
Featured crew give the largest bonuses to faction missions.
All characters below give a lesser bonus to faction missions.
There are 3 sets of rewards given in the event.
- Solo Ranked Rewards which are given at the end of the event based on your rank in the overall event. These are the top-tier prizes.
- Squadron (Ranked) Rewards which are given at the end of the event based on your squadron's rank in the overall event.
- Solo Threshold Rewards which are acquired at each level of displayed Victory Points .
The temporal anomaly crisis has brought many strange new species--formerly encountered rarely or unnaturally developed--to the Alpha Quadrant. As there is no immediate way to return these creatures (or anyone else) to their proper habitats and timelines, Section 31 believes they should be immediately taken into custody for study. However, Doctor Gillian Taylor worries that this is just a front for Section 31 to use these creatures for their own ends. They may not be as sentient as humans, but they have rights too, and should be kept only in comfort and safety until they can be returned to their place and time of origin. The Bajorans also oppose Section 31, but instead believe that these strange creatures may be sent by the Prophets, and should thus be allowed to roam freely and fulfill whatever purpose they are intended for. 
- Doctor Gillian Taylor: "I don't belong in this century, I know... but I'm not the worst off. There are countless animals and other creatures that have been dumped in this timeline, in a new galaxy, on a new planet with no idea of what's happened."
- Doctor Gillian Taylor: "Some people call these creatures abominations, that they weren't ever meant to exist. Maybe that's true, but until we can send them back where they belong, they deserve our protection, not to be exploited."
- Doctor Gillian Taylor: "I won't let your Section 31 use these creatures for their own gain, or the Bajorans to glorify their gods. If the Federation really is what they say they are, you'll help me stand up for the rights of these animals, whatever it takes!"
- Luther Sloan: "These temporal anomalies are bringing a lot of old-fashioned views back into the Federation. We can't afford that, not in the middle of a crisis. We have to use whatever resources are at our disposal to maintain order."
- Luther Sloan: "Sometimes I'm not sure whether to consider you a friend, Captain. Today, I do. I hope you'll continue to be forward-thinking about these creatures. Should you encounter more, please contact any of my agents. We'll put them to good use."