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Monthly Report, USS Atlantis, September 2019

Posted on 01 Oct 2019 @ 6:57am by Commander Yulin Rael

Monthly Report, USS Atlantis, September 2019

Crew

We have just received our eleventh player! Welcome to the team Chef Ethan Bannister!

We also currently have eight linked NPCs. If you have ideas for NPCs, please let us know so we can work to see if they fit into the simm.

Next month, I'll be adding my TFXO character, Commodore Juliet St. Clair, as a linked NPC. She will be available for JPs should you want to invoke her. She'll have a limited role in the next mission.

ACTIVE:
-Commander Yulin Rael
-Lieutenant Commander Alashanee Greystone
-Lieutenant Leland Hawksley
-Lieutenant Keri Kelea
-Lieutenant Zuub
-Lieutenant Raygi Benyan
-Lieutenant jg Ne’Tel
-Lieutenant jg A’drey Weaver
-Ensign Colette Blanchet
-Petty Officer 1st Class Pravic Liberan
-Chef Ethan Bannister

INACTIVE:
-None!

NPCS:
-Cassandra Reyes (Rael)
-Crewman Lisa Westaway (Rael)
-Petty Officer Second Class Nellie Farrant (Rael)
-Chief Petty Officer Kala Anjar (Greystone)
-Staff Warrant Officer T'Para (Greystone)
-Verok (Greystone)
-Petty Officer Second Class Amelia Wilde (Kelea)
-Lyta Kelea (Kelea)

Website

We have been working with Ne’Tel to produce cool new images for the website! Stay tuned!

If there is something anyone sees on the website that appears out of place, please let your command team (Greystone and I) know. There are still some pages that likely have nothing on them. I want to build our website so there's a lot of information about the ship and our mission.

Sim

Last month, things really picked up, largely because of everyone's solo posts. In September, we were a bit slower, but that's largely because we were working mostly on large JPs, which always take a lot of time.

We put out 10 posts this month. That's one less than the previous month, but it took us over two weeks to complete the first post (Retaking Atlantis, Part 3). That took a lot of effort on everyone’s part so well done!

Mission Recap

In orbit of a Quantum Mechanical Black Hole near the Neethia system, the Atlantis sound a strange object that, upon further analysis, we realized was an artifact of the long-extinct Rall Empire, a culture that disappeared 35,000 years ago. However, the object itself, which we learn was fired from the planet Aione II 31,000 years ago. Something Rall survived the fall of their civilization.

First Contact with the Rall did not go as planned. The Atlantis has been taken over, with most of her crew transferred to Rall prison ships. Our chief engineer is being forced to fix the engines for them, while our XO undermines his efforts. The chief flight control officer has absconded with our shuttlepod, the Magnus, to find help with the USS Findlay.

Fascinated by the mixed-species nature of both our Counselor and her unborn child, the Rall saw in us a chance to solve their current crisis. They will use our ship to take them back to the stars, and want our crew to breed with the native Aioneans, their food stock, to improve their genetic diversity. Some of our crew complied with the Rall order. Others have resisted. Some have suffered.

In the Rall prison, the Atlantis crew was able to congregate in general population areas. Victims of the Rall gladiator arena called The Pit rioted and acquired weapons. The Atlantis crew managed to secure a portal station and get the crew back aboard Atlantis. Having learned how to block portals, the Atlantis crew prevented the Rall from reinforcing their boarding parties, permitting them to retake their home.

The USS Findlay arrived just in time to save Atlantis from total destruction. Having jumped free of Aione, the Atlantis and the Findlay are en route to Starbase 611, where we will take on new supplies and crew, finish repairs, and bury our dead.

Player of the Month

For those of you who are not COs on your own ships, we're requested to name a Player of the Month, who has the chance of winning that honour for the entire Task Force. In order to recognize brilliance in writing and work OOC, I want to tell everyone who I plan to name every month.

Generally, I don't like giving the Player of the Month to the same player two months in a row. However, Colette Blanchet did an amazing job this month, doing an absolutely delightful solo post, completing posts with Ne’Tel, Keri, and myself, and having a particular role to play in Retaking Atlantis Part 3. In all of these posts, her unique character comes through exceptionally clearly. Reading her sing The Logdriver’s Waltz to herself as she sits at the helm of the Findlay made me smile. Keep up the great work Col!

Post of the Month

This is actually a new thing! The Bravofleet Admiralty, in an effort to better recognize its players' writing, has created a new category of awards, the Post of the Month. In principle we are free to nominate a post from our ship or another (though it makes more sense to me that it be one of ours.)

This month, I'd like to recognize "Retaking Atlantis, Part 3" as Post of the Month. This post was the culmination of months of work as our characters finally retook Atlantis from the Rall. It involved all active characters and most of our NPCs. Everything came together beautifully as we took our ship back from those dragons and escaped their lost colony world.

Ideas

Please let us know if you have any ideas or things you'd like to see come of the sim. We are open to your ideas and suggestions.

 

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