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.

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.

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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 September 2014 – Star Fleet: Eternity

After attempting to halt the progress of the Kazon, Anam is overtaken by them, before the door to the ready room is cut. Within, Amelia Moore suffers contractions of childbirth, hoping that a security field shall stop the invaders. On the surface, Logan discusses the capabilities of generation 7 nanoprobes, exposing concepts that give the visibly impaired Talla Vrenak and the unaffected Marisol Hocevar cause for more questions. In the scout vessel Ja’Narr, Colin Byrne, having devolved and freed himself of the borg skeletal structure, ponders his surroundings, and his last living companion.

Ens. Farooqi makes a final attempt to protect LtCdr. Moore from the invading Kazon, until Gwren, the Voth, shows his true colors and orders her taken to his lab at once. Several teams of Kazon are dispersed to hunt down and capture Hope’s human crew. Their orders regarding the Hirogen are simply “Kill on sight.” On the surface, Cdr. Vreenak is overcome with hallucinations. Cdr. Logan attempts to persuade him that he is, in fact, dying, a prognosis challenged by LtCdr. Hocevar as she attempts to set up a blood test in the field. Somewhere in the vicinity is Lt. Scott, physically devolved, yet possessed of a keen, unfettered intellect to match his predatory stance. He prepares a weapon, and closes in stealthily.

Aboard Hope, Janelle James uses powers of another era to target the Kazon. Ens. Nazir gets a distress call out, before she’s eventually overtaken by the invaders and sent to the ready room to support LtCdr. Moore’s childbirth. Ens. Farooqi now stares at the lethal end of a weapon held by the Voth, Gwren, as he injects a cruel cocktail into Lt. Ambrose. Capt. Rick Barlow has a tense meeting with Jetan Remsen, with a curious result. On the surface, battle met as the devolved Owen Scott attacks the away team. Logan overpowers and “assimilates” him, a process both spiritual and evolutionary for the revived Lt. A hasty transfusion of LtCdr Hocevar’s blood to the dying Talla Vreenak may well prove lethal for Marisol. Revived, Vreenak concurs with Logan’s plan to beam aboard Hope with Lt. Scott, a plan undertaken with force. Aboard the Scout Vessel Janarr, Colin Byrne awakens to find himself restored, yet haunted by a dream as he enlists the aid of an old friend.

A devolved Brett Reese hunts for food, before forcing herself into the crew mess. In a final, heroic effort, Lt. Harold Ambrose attacks Gwren, to find himself dying from a severe knife wound to the back. Jal Korta and his men continue a path of murder through the ship, now indiscriminately targetting Hope’s human population. Janelle James is their next target. Transporter trickery collects Logan, Scott, Farooqi, Moore, Nazir, Vreenak, and Hocevar in the SEC office, with an added bonus of the Voth leader, Gwren. Logan conducts a harsh interrogation as Amelia Moore cries out in pain of her labor. As Marisol Hocevar lays dying of blood loss and fever, an unlikely army rallies to her support with an unorthodox tactic.

Congratulations to the September 2014 Community Awards

Congratulations to the winners for September 2014 Community awards.

Sim of the Month (for September 2014): Stargate: SG-10
Community Award: Star Trek: Eternity
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (For August 2014) Starbase 35

Excerpt from the summary:
Starbase 35 is anything but your typical startbase. This is where those that have been deemed to difficult have been sent. In the more recent past, things are not what they seem to be at all on the station. George Williams, the irascible barkeep, has yet another secret. It would seem that he is Commander JoAnne Ross’ father. In some strange way that has yet to become clear, he is there to over see what happens to Ross and Merlin and the rest of the souls on the station. . .

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May 2014 Community Awards

(Belated) Congratulations to the following winners of the May 2014 Community Awards!

Sim of the Month (for June 2014): USS Phoenix
Community Award: USS Firewall
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (for April 2014): Star Trek: Eternity

Excerpt from the Summary:

Discussions are undertaken concerning the approach to the Dyson sphere, versus the ship’s capacity and the risk. LtCdr. Moore arrives on the bridge, her appearance shocking to some. Cdr. Byrne asserts his own presence,a move which prompts speculation, and the potential for ire from his superiors.

Cdr. Byrne’s apparent usurpation of the command chain incites reaction from the captain, and prompts a medical/psych inquiry from the CSEC. Led from the bridge by Cdr. Vreenak, Byrne seizes the opportunity to draw the XO into his plan, with a result beyond surprising. Hope, adjoined to the carrier Rim, goes to warp, leaving LtCdr’s Moore and Hocevar to replenish their dilithium by less than satisfactory means. Lt. Scott mans the TAC, as King Calmest plots within the silence of his mind. In Sickbay, Dr. Reese undergoes a common exam whose nature seems invasive to her heightened sensitivities.

Hope, along with her escorting fleet, journeys toward the Concord System. She drops out of warp to find lifeless planets, and there, at the heart, the Dyson Sphere of the Voth. Barlow, Logan, Vreenak, and Scott all prepare themselves for events yet to come. Ens. Farooqi encounters a Talaxian merchant who piques his curiosity concerning the veracity of the Zahara holomatrix and it’s longterm effects. Cns. James attempts rest in between patients. LtCdr. Moore heads toward her shared quarters, encumbered with worries that likely will interfere with her own need for rest.

A chance encounter in the turbolift sparks both Vreenak and Logan to reappraise one another. On the bridge, Capt. Barlow orders a hail of the Dyson sphere. The cryptic, static laden reply sets their course. Cdr. Vreenak selects his away team. Lt. Scott, having anticipated an away mission order, makes his personnel choices. Cdr. Byrne meets with LtCdr. Hocevar to ascertain her progress, then heads into Sickbay, intent upon putting the next phase of his preparations into action.

April 2014 Community Awards

Congratulations to the following winners of the April 2014 Community Awards!

Sim of the Month (for May 2014): Star Trek: Andromeda
Community Award: Mass Effect: Paradise Lost
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (for March 2014): Star Trek: Eternity

Excerpt from the Summary:

As Hope nears launch, Ens. Farooqi finds time for a meal in the mess. Cdr. Vreenak and Lt. Ambrose consider the Chronitin bridge, as both make preparations for liftoff. Cdr. Byrne has an uneasy conversation with Dr. Reese, who finds some relief in a medical call from Lt. Halvorsson in the Armory. Lt. Scott arrives on the bridge just before launch, as does Capt. Barlow, who gives the order. Lt. Hocevar ponders a favor to ask of Cdr. Vreenak as she oversees Engineering’s support of the ship. Hope lifts off, smoothly breaking orbit, before docking firmly to the side of the carrier “Rim.” Now, as both ships move as one at impulse speed, the repairs can begin in earnest.

Hope, having safely departed the planet under the hand of Ens. Farooqi, now rests, docked alongside the carrier Rim, leader of the patchwork Hirogen fleet. Engineering matters rise to the forefront with the removal of the damaged strut and footpad for recasting. Once the job is done, Lt. Hocevar meets with Lt’s Scott and Halvorsson to discuss security’s needs. In the void, Gabriel “Matrix” Logan practices sword proficiency as he ponders the cost of his aspirations, versus the destruction in his brother’s wake. Lt. Scott considers his station in life versus those of his parents. With counsel by the unseen King Calmest, he successfully marshals his department. Lt. Ambrose finds irritation with Lt. Hocevar, and engineers in general, as he manages Ops. Cdr. Vreenak maintains his position on the bridge, as his mind puts itself toward the detailed review ahead. Captain Barlow holds the command chair, experiencing tiredness, yet driven by an unrelenting need to reclaim Eternity, one way, or another.

February 2014 Community Awards

Congratulations to the following winners of the February 2014 Community Awards, our first monthly awards of the year!

Sim of the Month (for March 2014): Torchwood: United Front
Community Award: USS Ghost Rider
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (for January 2014): Star Trek Eternity

Excerpt from the Summary:

Escorted by Thelon DeKinder, Amelia Moore exits the Elven kingdom of Fi. Once her crashed shuttle, still cloaked in the guise of a dead wyvern, is discovered, the pair settle in for the night with a fire and game to roast. The fire’s light draws in Cdr. Vreenak and his away team, who find themselves challenged by DeKinder. Conversation begins, and peace is the mutual objective. Aboard Hope, Cdr. Byrne has a counseling session with Janelle James. Upon returning to the bridge, they find the ship ringed by a massive army. Their king, Calmest, issues a greeting and a wish for peaceable interaction. Byrne and James follow Capt. Barlow onto the field to meet with the king and his men.

Negotiations are begun on two fronts. Before Hope’s fierce countenance, King Calmest presents a serene image to Capt. Rick Barlow, as Janelle James and Colin Byrne look on. In the depth of the wood, Anam Farooqi, Gabriel Logan, Talla Vreenak, and Marisol Hocevar join with Thelon DeKinder and Amelia Moore. In the fire’s glow, the conversation quickly moves to the next phase of their journey, crossing the Blighted grounds to locate the mysterious Source.

On the plain, Calmest asserts his power, agreeing to meet with the Dragon in the company of Cns. James. Capt. Barlow is to remain behind, hostage, to assure the king’s safe return. A nervous archer sets off a domino effect, sending the Reptilian Colin fleeing for his life. He travels a great distance to evade the army’s pursuit, before hunkering down for the night. In the wood, the meting by the fire takes a new sense, as the away team’s guide, a dwarf known as “Hammer,” rudely presents himself.

Congratulations to the November 2013 Community winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the November 2013 community awards!

Sim of the Month (for December 2013): Star Trek: Eternity
Community Award: USS Ghost Rider
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award: (for October 2013) USS Stargazer (SFOL)

Excerpt from the Summary:
The USS Stargazer, having made it to Baku, gets help in the form of supplies from the Ba’ku people to help repair their ship after the severe damage inflicted by the Cardassian attack in the middle of the Briar Patch. While Engineering worked hard to get the ship back operational as soon as possible, an AT went to the planet to investigate for a cure to the deadly disease spreading across the quadrant. Medical and Science determined that the radiation that occurs naturally because of Baku’s location within the Briar Patch was inhibiting the spread of the disease on the planet, as well as contributing to the ability for the native populace to fight off the disease. Now the next step was to figure out a cure based on that knowledge.

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USS Stargazer (SFOL) – Summary of The Month October 2013

The USS Stargazer, having made it to Baku, gets help in the form of supplies from the Ba’ku people to help repair their ship after the severe damage inflicted by the Cardassian attack in the middle of the Briar Patch. While Engineering worked hard to get the ship back operational as soon as possible, an AT went to the planet to investigate for a cure to the deadly disease spreading across the quadrant. Medical and Science determined that the radiation that occurs naturally because of Baku’s location within the Briar Patch was inhibiting the spread of the disease on the planet, as well as contributing to the ability for the native populace to fight off the disease. Now the next step was to figure out a cure based on that knowledge.

Meanwhile, Security tracked down a lead about the possible visits of Romulans to Baku, not long before the Stargazer arrived. The knowledge that the Empire had been there also searching for a cure, before any reported outbreaks in Romulan space was quite a question maker. Armed with a fixed ship and new knowledge, the crew left Baku, heading out of the Briar Patch to meet up with another Federation ship to take aboard an Admiral for an update.

On their way, as they neared the edge of the Briar Patch, they received a distress call from another federation ship. Changing course to intercept, they arrived at a lone planet, where the signal was coming from. An AT was sent down to investigate, where they discovered an object that referred to itself as “The Guardian”.

Tempting fate, the AT traveled through the Guardian of Forever and found themselves five years in the future. All had been promoted in rank, and Captain Margo Rock was no longer in command of the ship, Commander Sayre was now Captain, with the former Dr. Gretin as the Executive Officer.

The crew had little time to adjust to the changes, as they arrived at Earth and quickly found themselves under surprise attack from the Romulans, who uncloaked suddenly. Unleashing a merciless attack against both the ‘Gazer and San Francisco, the crew suddenly found themselves abandoning ship as the ‘Gazer’s systems started to fail. In the nick of time, several of the crew were transported suddenly off the ship and into the middle of Siberia…thanks to the former Captain Rock.

Margo, who was now as civilian, had joined with an mercenary group to further her mission of stopping the virus, even with being in Star Fleet. She’d seen the ship in trouble and saved who she could before the ship exploded. After being brought up to speed on the situation, the group armored up and made a plan to get to San Francisco to repel the Romulan invasion.