Merry Christmas wrote:
In a universe where people will kill you for your shoes, what effect do you think a fountain of youth (one that is collectable, portable and capable of being sub-divided
) will have on people after the knowledge of it becomes generally known?
This has been my position for years. Once the secret about the planet gets out, the Ba'ku become a major pain in the ass for the Federation/Starfleet. And whomever comes calling for those particles the next time may not care whether the Ba'ku live or die in the process of extraction.
They go back to being mortal, but their culture will go on. It won't get eradicated.
Or they may just wait and see how the federation's possible study of the rings would go and just steal that information or just outright offer something for it, less trouble that way seeing as you don't need a fleet to travel very close to federation space which they might attack even if they weren't defending the Baku since you know automatic act of war in some cases and everything.