So for a while now I’ve been trying to figure out where to diverge the Blazing Umbra universe from the Prime Star Trek timeline. The recent events in Discovery give me a clue in. Star Trek has always been a very good place, a very just place with people working hard to make sure it stays that way. As I’ve said before, the Blazing Umbra tries to take a more sinister and darker view of the world.
Thus, I have always thought that Star Trek would be what it was like if Section 31 / Onyx (probably Onyx in this case) had not found ways to meddle in the timeline. Their actions corrupted the timeline and created the darker place that exists in the games as a whole.
So, given that we have 3 settings, I wanted to come up with at least 2 focal points that players could discover (at some point in time) of where contamination o the timeline caused things to diverge. Since Ember of Soteria isn’t in a place where it need strongly impact the other two settings in a major way, we can ignore it for now.
So… Part 1 is Onyx uses the time suit some time after Ash Tyler takes over Section 31 and himself reties to influence the timeline. Section 31 begins with the best of intentions to correct this, but in doing so gets a taste for it themselves. I would like to say that Onyx and Section 31 are separate at this time. However, enter Admiral Thomas and his crew (then Captain Thomas). Refuses to continue to help Section 31 in their activities, by this point they have mover beyond the time suit. However, Onyx has corrupted Section 31 so that their one-time enemies protecting the timeline are now helping the cause (and thinking they are not).
What say people?