March 2014 Community Awards
Posted on April 7th, 2014
Congratulations to the following winners of the March 2014 Community Awards!
Sim of the Month (for April 2014): USS Atlantis
Community Award: USS Firewall
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award (for February 2014): USS Phoenix
Excerpt from the Summary:
Alpha selects USS Phoenix – Summary Nomination January 2014
The USS Phoenix is in a perilous situation. . . Again.
Just after establishing orbit around a Class G Planet for investigation as to its viablity for terraforming, it was reported the long range sensors were picking up incoming ships yet to be identified. In short order, all chaos broke loose on the ship.
The main computer core and auxiliary core started not responding to commands as entered. Communications started to fail along with engines and almost every other critical system on the ship. The ships orbit started to decay because of the planets gravitational pull, now with the ship in a bow down attitude.
Just before the Blue Screen of death was displayed on the main viewer, it was noted that the world was getting bigger in the window.
As the approaching ships got closer, they were identified as Gorn before the long range and short range sensor systems went down.
As the mayhem ensued a rapid transport arrived depositing a new crew member on the ship. A new security officer. Being the Phoenix was short a chief medical officer, the ship’s counselor took on the duties of administering the inbound physical and evaluation only to be interrupted by intruder alerts.
Now with no gravity and things floating about, the captain took it in stride and started issuing orders to all the departments as he hung around the center seat, literally. All of a sudden a new chief medical officer appeared on the ship and at the Captain’s chair.
After introductions, the Chief Science Officer and Helmsman went to work on on fixing the computer cores as the Captain suited up and headed out into the ship to assist with eradicating it of their unwanted visitors.
Will the Crew of the USS Phoenix survive the onslaught of Gorn? What are the Gorn after? Or will the Phoenix kill her crew and visitors?
Posted on February 20th, 2014
The USS Phoenix has been en-route for the outskirts of the quadrant to finally start looking at celestial bodies for tara-forming. While on their journey the recovering helm operator, Ensign Claudia Johnson has returned to duty.
Upon her return Captain Merlin had a pleasant discussion with her and restored her to her full rank and operational status, telling her a story of a previous Captain and his helping hand that had put Merlin where he is today. Although Johnson continued to balk at accepting it she finally realized that it was done and there was nothing else to be said.
Elsewhere on the ship, there were still a few bugs cropping up coming out of Trans Warp and this time Murphy rose its ugly head in Stellar Cartography blowing a power relay and causing a small fire. Chief Engineer, Sineade Darnell, had been dispatched to the fire location to assist in its containment and restoration of power.
To throw a monkey wrench into things the Phoenix took on a new Security Officer, however this new officer, Ensign Kevin “Keen Eye” Marlowe, was highly altered with cybernetics and to make things worse he was babbling about something called DS9 and Dominion war. Which apparently is somewhere in the future, like 50 years in the future.
These oddities have the Chief Science officer, Lieutenant Cassandra Josephine Saint-Clair puzzled to say the least as well as the Ships Counselor, Lieutenant T’sai. At present T’sai is trying to have a discussion with Marlowe to see if he is mentally sound.
Sait-Clair has reported that the cybernetics should work to our advantage and is physically capable of performing the duties required of a Security officer.
Captain Merlin is in the Ready Room apparently entertaining himself with child like actions as well as tearing down his favorite weapon, performing a clean and oil routine while he awaits a call form his Executive Officer, Commander Sitelk to review plans for the upcoming investigation of the class G planet that they have arrived at.
Where did this Marlowe come from in reality?
Is this Marlowe caught up in his own delusion caused form the cybernetics?
What will the forthcoming away mission discover? A barren ready to tera-form body?
Come join the USS Phoenix and her unusual crew for an adventure into the unknown.
January 2014 Community Winners
Posted on February 12th, 2014
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:
Alpha Fleet News – February 2014
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.
Posted on February 10th, 2014
Alpha News – February 2014
With the awards approaching on the 28th of the month the fleet has been busy getting it’s self ready
for the show.
Please go to Fleet Awards and put forward your nominating votes.
Alpha fleet lost the USS Aquinas but gained Startrek: Andromeda. We welcome FSF Blackjack, FSF Margo and their crew to Alpha Fleet.
Alpha Fleet has one simulation up for SOTM for March – USS Phoenix, congratulations on making the ballet.
USS Cadecus – Summary Submission – December 2013
Posted on February 9th, 2014
*Hear the Battle Cry*
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.
Meanwhile, The rescure of the USS Harding’s surviving crew has not gone as smoothly as Commander Anvarthiu K’Xiks could have hoped. He and Ens Valkyrie, while successfully beaming the survivors off the doomed ship, have run in problems of their own. After being hit by some debris, the Runabout is starting to suffer hull micro-fissures and the power systems have begun to fail. Explosions in the rear have sent the runabout tumbling on a collision course with the Cadecus.
Mia is able to transport almost everyone off the Runabout.. All the survivors from the Harding… But she was not able to lock on to K’xiks or Valkyrie and they are still on the runabout. She can’t get a tractor on the runabout because there is too much other debris in the path that would cause severe damage to both the Runabout and the Cadecus.
MSGT Stathem decides to assist with the rescue of the Commander and takes flight in one of the Marine fighters. Maneuvering her ship into a parallel course with the tumbling craft as the two men inside are attempting to bring it back to life. Just as Stathem thinks she’s got a lock, a second explosion amid decks in the Runabout changes the speed and trajectory, causing the MSGT to veer away and her first attempt to tractor the runabout fails.
Stathem quickly circles around and knowing that if this attempt fails she will have to shoot the runabout to prevent the collision with the Cadecus has her nerves heightened. Attempting to contact the Runabout and let them know her plans and not getting more than a broken response of static she sets her sights on the Runabout and targets it once more. The Tractor locks on and she goes to full reverse and feels the tug of the added weight. On the runabout, they also feel the sudden stop and have been able to get just enough power restored to know that, with the core damaged beyond repair, now is the time to eject it. Anvar hits the eject and the area of space where the Fighter and the Runabout are locked together lights up with a blue-white glow.
Stathem doesn’t waste any time and vectors the Runabout towards the Cadecus lower shuttlebay, where Mia has been sent to grab hold of the ship when Stathem releases her tractor. Mia follows the flight of the runabout, keeping the tractor targeted on it but not engaged until the Fighter signals the hand-off. After a quick but successful hand-off from the fighter and Stathem veering off and nearly scraping the hull. Cummings managed to bring the runabout into the shuttlebay ans halt it’s momentum 5 feet from the inner hull. K’xiks and Valkyrie are now safely back on board, although a little worse for wear.
And there are still people out amongst the field of battle damaged vessels in desperate situations, some praying for a miracle and some resigned that this is the end of their lives.. but will that be their fate?