Congratulations to the February 2015 Community Winners

Congratulations to the winners for February 2015 Community awards.

Sim of the Month: Shattered Universe – Delta Fleet
Community Activity Award: Stargate Command – Delta Fleet
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet

Summary Award (From January 2014) USS Stargazer (SFOL)

Excerpt from the summary:

Chapter I. Loomings

The crew of the USS Stargazer returned to space dock only to receive word from Starfleet Command that a massive front was being developed and war had once again settled upon the Alpha Quadrant.

To read full summary: USS Stargazer (SFOL)

 

 

Summary Winner January 2015 – Mass Effect: Paradise Lost

The Asari team digs into the stations computer system, attempting to send a message. “We’ve found more than we expected, we’ll need a bigger ship!” that’s the good news. The encrypted transmission also contains the bad news, “The station is crawling with Cerberus troops” so much for being abandoned. The team manages to bring the internal sensors online to track the Cerberus troops, and discover that there are only about 20 on board… and 6 of them are heading right towards the other half of their team.

Down in the lower levels of the station, the Krogan / Human team had just stumbled into a room full of crates, some of which contained combat mechs. Something that might have helped the previous occupants retain possession of their station, had they been activated. Their search was cut short however as a sniper who’d been hidden in the rafters opened fire. The team dove for cover, and had just started the process of flushing him from his perch when the message came in that 6 more enemy troops we’re headed right for them. That left them very limited time to deal with this new threat. The problem with scoped weapons is that it narrows your field of view, thus leaving the Krogan, Urdnot Chatok a chance to get onto the catwalk. Going into a full charge, the 800 pound Krogan slammed into the Sniper, sending him sprawling down to the floor below, where Patrick was able to easily finish him off. All that was left was to prepare for the incoming enemy team…

Back home, the rest of the team works diligently to bring the new power core online. Working together, they managed to dampen ambient vibrations that the core was causing, discover that the station wouldn’t be able to handle the core at full power, and figured out where to throttle it at, and finally start to power it up. 5%… 10… 15… 20… so far so good.

Congratulation to the December 2014 Community winners

Congratulations to the winners for December 2014 Community awards.

Sim of the Month: USS Odyssey – Alpha Fleet
Community Activity Award: USS Odyssey – Alpha Fleet
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet

Summary Award (From November 2014) Star Trek: Eternity – SFOL

Excerpt from the summary:
Aboard Hope, Capt. Rick Barlow is felled by Gerrick, the Red King, whose schemes approach fruition as the crew are transferred to the Crimson Knife. A captive Janelle James attempts a psychic distress call to Amelia Moore, who is fighting for her own life aboard Eternity. The Away team are in the neural hub, engaged in vicious conflict with an army of automated tentacles and pikes. LtCdr. Hocevar is struck in the head, her body sent tumbling by a tentacle seemingly under the command of former captain James Maxwell, now an assimilated husk in the command chair. Buried deep within the unimatrices of the Borg consciousness, Colin Byrne, Jim Maxwell, and the Borg King Sion make strategic moves to set the end game in motion.

To read full summary: Star Trek: Eternity

Summary Winner December 2014 – Star Trek: Eternity

Aboard Hope, Capt. Rick Barlow is felled by Gerrick, the Red King, whose schemes approach fruition as the crew are transferred to the Crimson Knife. A captive Janelle James attempts a psychic distress call to Amelia Moore, who is fighting for her own life aboard Eternity. The Away team are in the neural hub, engaged in vicious conflict with an army of automated tentacles and pikes. LtCdr. Hocevar is struck in the head, her body sent tumbling by a tentacle seemingly under the command of former captain James Maxwell, now an assimilated husk in the command chair. Burried deep within the unimatrices of the Borg consciousness, Colin Byrne, Jim Maxwell, and the Borg King Sion make strategic moves to set the end game in motion.

On the bridge of Eternity battle rages between the away team and the automated defenses, seemingly driven by the machine incorporated James Maxwell. An odd lapse occurs; Logan uses this as oportunity to assimilate Maxwell with Gen 7 nanoprobes. As both men collapse to the deck, Cdr. Vreenak takes control. LtCdr. Hocevar, suffering the effects of a concussion, makes what moves she can to provide Lt. Scott, crewman Rostham, and others with the control surfaces they need to secure the ship. Aboard the Crimson Knife, Anam offers prayer before being taken to interrogation by Gerrick, the Red King. V’ger is silent, as within the ether world of unimatrices and machine consciousness, Colin Byrne, Jim Maxwell, and the Borg King Sion play out final moves of a game Maxwell proclaims to have inevitable result. Unimatrix 4 flies to ruin, freeing Maxwell of Sion’s grasp to welcome death. Colin’s final struggle is threefold; remove “Eternity” from Sion’s grasp for foreseeable time, salvage the lives at risk in decaying unimatirx six, and visit a seering vengeance upon the Mad God King. Yet, the essence of his own life continues to ebb.

Aboard the Crimson Knife, Lt. Farooqi’s cooperation wins quick respite for himself and Janelle James. Shifting to Eternity, acting Capt. Vreenak orders transport of Hope’s crew. Within the recesses of the Borg consciousness, battle plays out between Sion “Xatrix” Logan and Colin Byrne. Outclassed at every turn, Colin has little recourse other than to hold out, watching in dismay as Sion sets Eternity’s tachyon core to overload. His own link to the data conscience proves useful. Colin orders the erasure of the computer core in which Sion’s root file is hidden. Completing the job is Vreenak Omega One, which lays indiscriminate claim to the final life forces of Sion Logan, Colin Byrne, and the entire machine consciousness of V’ger, ravaging it to unthinking darkness. Eternity’s core builds to critical intensity, setting off fleetwide alarms. Gerrick orders the release of Hope, and immediate withdrawal at warp. After approving a freshly treated Marisol to beam to Engineering, Capt. Vreenak orders collision course with V’ger. Once in Engineering, LtCdr. Hocevar enlists the help of Sarah Jamieson and Jim Maxwell to manually eject the tachyon core. As complications arise, both Jim and Sarah lay down their lives in sacrifice, for their shipmates…for their sins. The ejected core explodes, laying cataclysmic waste to the remaining fleets, and sweeping space clear of any evidence of battle. The Dyson sphere survives, it’s surface scrubbed clean of any soil or life. “Eternity” and “Hope” are nowhere to be found.

Six years have passed since the remarkable events that returned USS Eternity, USS Hope, and the crew to the Alpha Quadrant. In that time, Cdr. Owen Scott has won a high level teaching post, the love of his life, and the joys of a young family. The Calmest persona is now freed from within Scott’s mind, and lives an autonomous existence as a well known photonic being. Talla Vreenak has returned to the Ildius system to help oversee the rebirth and growth of the Romulan Empire. Though he quietly shuns the title “Ambassador,” he espouses cooperation and alliance with the Federation as the most surefire means to the Empire’s longevity. Assisting him with this task is his wife of 5 years, Capt. Marisol Vreenak. She has been assigned as Lliason officer, and walks a tightrope to honor both her allegiances, and her husband. For her mission, StarFleet has provided USS Hope.

Hope returns to the Ildius System, to meet first a smuggler who has mended his ways, and then to find surprise in the sudden arrival of a Sabre Class vessel, the Erika Hernandez. Curious, Capt. Vreenak invites her CO to meet after docking, to find another surprise in the form of an old friend, now Commander Owen Scott. Along with her new Yeoman, PO3 Gabriella Adelaide, Marisol and Ambassador Talla Vreenak discuss the nature of Scott’s mission, and the delicate political balance that is the regrowing Romulan Empire. Back on Earth, Rick Barlow concludes the day’s teaching, Soon, he’ll be at home, with wife Amelia and daughter Maddie. Yet now, his eye is drawn to an odd communication from an organization called “The Aegis Group.” Their operative, Henry Okafor, comes fresh from a corporate kidnapping rescue. Now he learns of the missing USS Eternity, and StarFleet’s desire to retain his emplyer’s, and his services. From Listening Post 221, Okafor gathers evidence, and considers the talent he’ll need for the pursuit.

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Congratulation to the November 2014 Community winners

Congratulations to the winners for November 2014 Community awards.

Sim of the Month: Star Trek: Eternity – SFOL
Community Activity Award: Shattered Universe – Delta Fleet
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (From October 2014) Star Trek: Eternity

Excerpt from the summary:
The eve of battle finds crisis for new parents Amelia Moore and Rick Barlow. Romance blooms between Crewman Rostham and Dr. Brett Reese, as Cdr. Vreenak and LtCdr Hocevar realize their own needs stifled by duty and urgency. Others, such as Lt. Scott, prepare final messages in vain hope of their eventual receipt.Fleets collide before the timeless backdrop of space. Like chessmen, they move, gambit, risk, and feint all integral parts of the strategies employed. As the principal piece, Eternity herself, is moved onto the board, the “go” order is given for the away team.

To read full summary: Star Trek: Eternity

Summary Winner November 2014 – Star Trek: Eternity

The eve of battle finds crisis for new parents Amelia Moore and Rick Barlow. Romance blooms between Crewman Rostham and Dr. Brett Reese, as Cdr. Vreenak and LtCdr Hocevar realize their own needs stifled by duty and urgency. Others, such as Lt. Scott, prepare final messages in vain hope of their eventual receipt.Fleets collide before the timeless backdrop of space. Like chessmen, they move, gambit, risk, and feint all integral parts of the strategies employed. As the principal piece, Eternity herself, is moved onto the board, the “go” order is given for the away team.

Eternity bursts upon the scene, a weapon of such magnificent force to turn the tide of battle. Deep inside her, the away team labors to pinpoint it’s objectives, before containment fields and assault drones rain death upon them. LtCdr. Moore detects a possible escape route, and the team moves to cut the deck grating. Outside, the battle rages. Hope is seriously damaged, causing Capt. Barlow to order a retreat into the mine field. The seriously wounded Charlie Fleet makes a final, Kamikaze style plunge into the midst of their adversaries. Gabriel “Matrix” Logan wields Excalibur to strike at the heart of the beast, in a rending collision with Eternity. The impact is felt throughout the entire Borg Armada….Hope and her people stand in the eye of the hurricane.

The battlefield is becalmed. The away team resumes it’s progress, with some sensory guidance by Hope. Alteregoes drive Owen Scott and Colin Byrne toward courses of action, the consequences of which can only be guessed at. Empathically attuned minds, both aboard Hope and among the away team, begin to sense the subchannel of activity.

Sion awakes. Having deftly thwarted Colin’s attack, he toys with the human, delivering injurious, yet not fatal, blows. The remaining vessels of the fleets are not so fortunate. V’ger erupts in power and purpose, focusing deadly might upon Hope. Finding his vessel halved and dying, Capt. Barlow summons the final weapon in his arsenal. The release of Vreenak Omega I ensures Hope’s final breath to be it’s deadliest. In response, The Borg King retreats to his throne, uploading himself into the group consciousness before ordering the wholesale slaughter of half his minions in preparation for the final engagement. Aboard Eternity, the away team are ferociously attacked by wave after wave of homicidal drones, an assault broken only by the arrival of Cdr. Logan and his surviving crewmembers. A wounded Colin Byrne, having destroyed Sion’s abandoned body, undertakes pursuit of the Borg King, a journey he knows from which there is no return.

Now released from corporeal life, Colin Byrne finds himself in the machine consciousness of the Borg. He hunts for Sion, all the while shutting down armed response and attempting to end Borg on Borg slaughter. Aboard Eternity, the away team fights it’s way out of the turbolift shaft. Marisol takes a leg wound, something she’s unaware of until noticed by Dr. Reese. Former shipmates, now assimilated, come to the attack as Logan tends to fend them off, aided by the unseen hand of Colin. Brett Reese and crewman Rostham fight for each other, as Lt. Scott moves the team to the primary objective. Aboard Hope, all is silent, until Gerrick, the scheming Red King, transports onto the bridge.

Summary winner for October 2014 – USS Phoenix

As the USS Phoenix falls apart around the crew from the Gorn attack Captain Merlin and Counselor T’sai transport 30 or so refugees on a now stolen Gorn freighter and head to Starbase 35 with Chief of Science Saint-Clair in close proximity in her fighter keeping a close watch on the situation; thwarting any and all enemy aggressors.

A notification had been sent to Starbase 35 that the USS Phoenix was heading for base in bad shape for repairs and to deliver the refugees to a new life along with asylum if they so wish.

The Starbase had responded to the Phoenix as it continued to fall apart that they were making preparations to receive them. Within a couple of days to everyone’s surprise The USS Piedmont, a floating dry-dock arrived on site and within hours a un-named ship had arrived with Commodore Windsor and minimal crew on board to deliver what is to become the USS Phoenix-B once again.

The Captain beamed over to the Phoenix and Ensign Johnson transported to the Freighter to take over piloting duties.

It was not long till the Old Phoenix and the Freighter collided knocking yet another nacelle off of her superstructure making her virtually dead in space. On the freighter Johnson was knocked unconscious in the collision.

Soon after the collision Master Sergeant Mitchell boarded the now off course freighter with the cockpit filling with smoke. After some work, he was able to get the situation under control and they continued their voyage to the Starbase.

Teams continued to work to the The USS Phoenix when the word was given to abandon her and transported over to the new USS Phoenix-B where they would find a brand new ship with some very unique modifications and improvements. All of which were engineering marvels in their own sense.

Retired Captain Williams was taking time to show Chief Engineer Darnell some of these modifications and informing her that not all of them had been completed before they departed to rescue the crew.

Meanwhile Admiral Esrom was meeting with the Captain, turning over the ship to him and transferring control codes over.

The Piedmont went to work unfolding its docking arms and latching on to the Old Phoenix.

As the last of the crew beamed over to the new ship, Saint-Clair was the last to exit the ship. Upon her exit she took time to pull the commissioning plaque and present it to the Captain as he sat on the bridge.

The temporary crew continued to pilot the ship when the Executive Officer came in and requested leave for a unstated personnel reason. The leave was granted.

The Piedmont parked away from the Starbase upon arrival and waited for further orders as the rest of the rag tag convoy finally docked. Crews went to work to help the refugees and to finish all the new modifications to the New Phoenix.

What will be the Phoenix’s next mission?
What are the other modifications to be done to her?

Come Join the USS Phoenix as she gets re-commissioned and continues her galaxy wide adventure.

Congratulations to the October 2014 Community winners

Congratulations to the winners for October 2014 Community awards.

Sim of the Month: Starbase 35 – Alpha Fleet
Community Activity Award: X-Men: Frontlines – Epsilon Fleet
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (From October 2014) USS Phoenix – Alpha Fleet

Excerpt from the summary:
As the USS Phoenix falls apart around the crew from the Gorn attack Captain Merlin and Counselor T’sai transport 30 or so refugees on a now stolen Gorn freighter and head to Starbase 35 with Chief of Science Saint-Clair in close proximity in her fighter keeping a close watch on the situation; thwarting any and all enemy aggressors.

To read full summary: USS Phoenix