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Bajor Defense Covariant Shield Array icon

A shield icon.

A vanity shield was a type of shield array designed for use by the Alpha Quadrant Alliance. Installing a vanity shield into a ship's visual slot for shields altered the color scheme of a spacecraft's outer hull, i.e. a vessel's "skin". (STO - Season 11: New Dawn mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")

History and specificationsEdit

D'Kora Type 3

D'Kora-class starship default.

D'Kora Liqudidators

Equipped with Liquidators vanity shield.

In the early 25th century, any starship class came with a default material applied. This material could be changed by the ship's commanding officer at authorized facilities with shipyards. In 2409, some shield arrays, in addition to their regular use, overrode the ship's visual appearance with a new color scheme. This effect could be disabled. Some shield only changed parts of a ship's appearance.

For example, the Reman prototype covariant shield array was a covariant shield array Reman Resistance manufacture applied a Reman hull appearance when fitted. (STO - Cloaked Intentions mission: "Coliseum")

When the Dominion became increasingly involved again with galactic affairs in 2410, the Alpha Quadrant Alliance upped its reputation system limit to Tier 6. One of the technologies gained by AQA commanding officers by reaching Tier 6 reputation within the reputation was a dedicated vanity shield. (STO - Victory is Life mission: "Storm Clouds Gather")

During the next Lohlunat Festival, the Risians offered baseball-themed vanity shields to AQA vacationers, with each one representing a team in the Milky Way League. (STO - Rise of Discovery mission: "Welcome to Risa")

In Wonderland year 2019, the Ferengi holiday item vendor at q's Winter Wonderland began selling the Fek'Ihri vanity shield. Equipping this shield on a ship bathed it in the trademark wood-and-steel appearance of the Fek'Ihri Fe'rang- and S'torr-class warships. (STO website: Q's Winter Wonderland 2019!)

List of vanity shieldsEdit

Some vanity shields were faction-specific and could not be used by each member of the AQA.

Shields with visual propertiesEdit

These shields were part of space sets and not purely aesthetical.

Tier 5 reputationEdit

These shields were part of space sets and not purely aesthetical.

Tier 6 reputationEdit

These shield arrays had no further function beyond changing hull appearance.

Lock box salvageEdit

These shield arrays had no further function beyond changing hull appearance, and were sponsored by the Lobi Crystal Consortium.

BaseballEdit

These shield arrays had no further function beyond changing hull appearance, and were sponsored by the Milky Way League of baseball.

PurchasableEdit

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