Side Sim - Tactical Training Day 1

Posted June 28, 2020, 6:13 a.m. by Ensign Ella Lokaa (Security Officer) (J Ridgley)

Posted by Lieutenant Rico Vanhall (Armorer) in Side Sim - Tactical Training Day 1

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Yuri Scholz (Executive Officer) in Side Sim - Tactical Training Day 1

Posted by Ensign Ella Lokaa (Security Officer) in Side Sim - Tactical Training Day 1
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The heavily muscled former Tactical Officer of the Saracen put his hands on his waist and surveyed the room around him. It was an exact replica of the Saracen’s own Bridge, but he was picky.

He made his way to the Captains chair and sat down, placing his right ankle over his left knee and his hand tapped the arm of the chair. The Holodeck recreation even came equipped with the cupholder the Captain had added to his Command Chair in the last refit.

In looks, Rico was the perfect fit of the stereotypical Security Officer. Broad shoulders, short hair and muscled physique, plenty of opponents had made the mistake of placing him in the category of a jock who was all brawn and no brains. He had seen enough action that there was a reason he worked out how he did, and it wasn’t to scare fresh Security Ensigns with his imposing bulk.

=/\= Computer, cycle scenario options =/\= Rico stated, and in a moment the display on the chair began to cycle the possible training simulations while he waited for Lokaa and anybody else interested in the scheduled session to make an appearance.

Lt Rico Vanhall, Armorer

Having taken the rest ordered by Captain Ella was fresh-eyed and bushy-tailed as she walked into the holodeck, she took in the scene around her which resembles the bridge and for a moment she had to reassure her she had walked through the correct door. “Lieutenant Vanhall” She said to the officer who sat seemingly comfortable in the Captain’s chair, his size even sat down was larger than she. “Ensign Lokaa sir, I’m here for tactical training.” She added quickly.

~Ens. Ella Lokaa

“Ensign Lokaa, pleased to meet you. I am indeed Lieutenant Vanhall, but you can just call me Rico unless somebody with more pips than me is around.” He stood, his bulk more obvious now he was standing. The way he moved however indicated that although muscled, he was in no way muscle bound.

Just following behind Ella, Scholz was curiously walking around to get used to the new ship layout, when he glanced over the doors of the holodeck the weird looking place similar to the bridge “What is going on…” he questioned as he backed and checked the access console “Alright why not? An opportunity to know the crew.”

As he fixed and stirred his uniform as his usual habit, the doors opened and the place was unveiled. It was an almost perfect replica of the ship’s bridge, maybe the only two things missing were the Captain and the XO himself “Hey there, I was just passing by and noticed this… it seems an interesting and superb job.” the Officer chuckled presenting his persona “I was wondering if I could join. Tactical trainings always amused me.” Asked to both officers.

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

OOC: Fixed the Italic issue.

OOC: A tip for you, instead of using the < i > type HTML you can just put a * either side of the wording you want to Italic. Like this.

Ella was a little confused by the officer’s words, ‘Tactical trainings always amused me’ and she took a disliking to him, tactical training wasn’t amusing it was something to consider seriously and could and most likely would save the ship from destruction. She looked to Lieutenant Rico it wasn’t really her place to say yes or no since she was as much of a student as he would be but she gathered it the Commander really wanted to take part he’d just order it, as the way was with superior officers.

~Ens. Ella Lokaa

IC: Rico’s eyes narrowed slightly but otherwise there was no telling about his thought process. “You are more than welcome to join in Commander, the training is open however Ensign Lokaa is going to take the Tactical Station itself, I will be stationed beside her at the Security console to oversee the simulation. Feel free to choose your station, my suggestion would be Helm in case our Officer is disabled or the Captains seat It might amuse you to take Command of the Saracen in the Event the Captain is killed or disabled and we are under attack from overpowering enemy forces.”

“Seems a fair choice. If you wouldn’t mind, Lieutenant, I’ll be taking command of the Saracen.” He chuckled ‘Well, let’s take this simulated beauty to Dante’s simulated home!’ He thought walking towards the Captain’s chair with decisive steps.

Standing at the console, Rico raised an eyebrow slightly and looked at Lokaa. They were not going to be heading to the Captains home in this simulation…

As it was the first time he ever taken command of a spaceship and its crew as Executive Officer, he had lot to learn and learn from the best of the best was a good way to get the job done quickly. He didn’t loved to issue orders, but if something was going to be wrong onboard, his grade and role dictated intervention and quick responses. This meant minimizing errors, learn the duty and thus practice, practice and practice again to be always ready. Luckily for Yuri, learning new things was something he enjoyed.
‘I should ask Vanhall for the program, maybe later when we finish the simulation… Ah! This will be my new free-time hobby..’

OOC: Another tip here, when using internal thoughts we often now put them in Italics, so they don’t get confused with speech marks if someone isn’t paying attention. It’s up to you of course, but many of us do the italics now for thoughts and leave the ‘ marks out.

Rico’s tone was nothing but respectful or businesslike, his job was to train the upcoming Tactical Officer and in his personal unvoiced opinion, the new Executive would benefit as well. Looking at Lokaa, Rico’s hand indicated the station above and behind the Captains and Executives seats. Wide enough for two crew simultaneously both consoles could handle Tactical or Security functions. “Shall we take our stations and begin?”

Lt Vanhall, Armorer

“Yes sir,” She said noting that now the Commander had arrived she shouldn’t be calling him Rico, which she was a little disappointed about because she liked the nickname. Walking over to the station he had indicated she sat down and as all station quickly activated it by entering her details and run the eve quicker Built-In Test which in a blink of an eye returned with no faults or issues. “Ready to begin sir” She added finally looking to her right towards him her heart beating a little faster.

OOC: Thanks, I’m just stuck in my ways of using HTML! Ill give the other a try though!

Ens. Ella Lokaa

“Right, Lieutenant.” He smirked “Let’s take position.”
And so he sat. The comfort of the seat was something astonishing. They always said that ‘The Captain’s chair is the most comfortable chair on the whole ship.’ Damn if they were right! But subtle things apart, the adrenaline started rushing in Yuri’s vein and the heartbeat accelerated. Looking right to left, he ensured everything was set. It was time to begin.
“All hands stand to battle station. Whenever you want, ‘Rico’.”

Lieutenant Commander Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

Pausing just slightly, Rico keyed a command into his side of the console and immediately, the Bridge came alive with the missing crew members from the Saracen. None of them looked like the actual crew, but could be recognized from numerous Starfleet simulations as the rest of the crew. To Yuri’s right in the XO seat sat a stunning Andorian woman with Commander Pips on her collar.

Looking around as the bridge crew came to life she couldn’t help but feel a little apprehensive, but the site of Rico and even the XO looking so calm and collected made her feel more at ease as she looked back to the Tactical console, so far so good… that was however about to change.

The viewscreen changed to show clear space in front of them, and a ping from the Operations Console caused a Bajoran man to turn around. “We have a distress call coming in Captain, a freighter, 10.34 Light Years away.”

The Andorian woman leaned forward, “Put it through Ensign,” she said, her voice cold and authoritative in the Andorian way. Seconds later, the signal barked to life so they could all hear it. It was mostly static.

=/\= …ayday!.... we.......nder ttack...... nknown ships.......... yday!.......Kobya....aru.... =/\= And after that call, the line went dead. “We have their location, Captain. They are 6 minutes out at Warp 9,” Operations reported.

Lt Vanhall

‘Oh no, no, no, no. Why this one!’ Ella thought her hands growing a little damp as she waited for orders at the tactical console, she had obviously heard of the Kobyashi Maru simulation during her tenure at the Academy and she could not believe this was going to be her first training simulation! Her heart beat a little faster, ‘Pull yourself together Ella, you’re an Elasian warrior some silly simulation isn’t going to break you now’ The thought at least settling her mind if anything while she waited.

Ens Ella Lokaa

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