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.

January 2014 Community Winners

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

Sim of the Month (for February 2014): Mass Effect: Paradise Lost
Community Award: USS Ghost Rider
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (for December 2013): USS Cadecus

Excerpt from the Summary:

The Federation is at war and the USS Cadecus:M*A*S*H has been deployed to the site of a fierce battle between the Federation allies and the Breen and Cardassians. Having been ordered to remain outside the battle and give aid to the wounded, Captain Dreia Frej-Gonzalez has positioned the Cadecus and has sent the elite ParaRescue teams into the hot zone to recover life pods and survivors amid the debris of what were once proud ships from both sides of the engagement. Pvts Wade and Wells have been navigating the battlefield amid phaser fire, explosions and the detrius of war to locate and rescue any life signs they find on their Marine drop ship’s scanner, with the help of MSGT Jamie Stathem coordinating their efforts from the Cadecus’ Marine flight deck’s wider range scanners for areas to survey for survivors. Those being transferred to the Cadecus’ many medical bays for treatment via the main triage bay. Dr Clarice Gibbons has her hands full in the trauma wards as it quickly fills with those wounded in explosions on the various ships they came from. Despite the excellent medical care, not all patients will survive. A Fact That Gibbons soon learns as the patient she is treating fades before her treatment can have an affect.

December 2013 Community Winners

Editor: This post didn’t seem to publish earlier. It is being posted now so the December awards are publicly known.

Congratulations to the following winners of the December 2013 Community Awards!

Sim of the Month (for January 2014): USS John C. Stennis
Community Award: USS Ghost Rider
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award: (for November 2013) USS Ghost Rider

Excerpt from the Summary:
Amidst the quiet on the Ghost Rider, tension still remains constant. Things in space have calmed down, but the battle still rages on the surface. But are things as safe in space as it seems? The ships A.I. works tirelessly trying to identify something at the extreme edge of sensor range… it was too big to be a ship… but the sensor resolution, or lack thereof, wasn’t allowing her to see what it was… Inspiration… what if it wasn’t a single object, but multiple objects flying close together… she compared parts of the edges to known Terran ship profiles, and quickly began to spot identifiable areas. It was an Armada… soon a second group appeared… then another… The counter-attack was coming…

November 2013 Game Summary Award

Congratulations to the USS Ghost Rider for winning the November 2013 Game Summary Award. What exciting things happened on that game during November? Read below:

Amidst the quiet on the Ghost Rider, tension still remains constant. Things in space have calmed down, but the battle still rages on the surface. But are things as safe in space as it seems? The ships A.I. works tirelessly trying to identify something at the extreme edge of sensor range… it was too big to be a ship… but the sensor resolution, or lack thereof, wasn’t allowing her to see what it was… Inspiration… what if it wasn’t a single object, but multiple objects flying close together… she compared parts of the edges to known Terran ship profiles, and quickly began to spot identifiable areas. It was an Armada… soon a second group appeared… then another… The counter-attack was coming…

On the surface below them, the Search and Rescue team has met up with the down flyboy, and is working their way towards the LZ. After a few close run ins with the enemy, they finally arrive, but find that the Terrans have already found where they were headed. Fortunately, the 452d was still in the area. General Abaddon called in an airstrike and soon after, the LZ was clear. They got on board the Hopper and headed back to the HQ.

On the Terran Station, the Marines cornered a group of Terrans that had managed to get out of the safety of the hardened center area. The Marines set an ambush for them, and soon after forced them into a deadly crossfire. However the Terrans seemed to get the last laugh, as the team had apparently been planting explosives. The device detonated, destroying a plasma line, and starting plasma fires all around the area. The Marine Executive Officer was down beyond the blaze, and Hopkins knew he had no way to get to him… his irrational mind demanded he try to save his XO, but his rational mind, and his team won out, and they moved out of the area, vowing to return.

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.

To read the full summary USS Stargazer (SFOL)