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Side Sim - Tactical Training Day 1

Posted July 15, 2020, 5:44 a.m. by Lieutenant Rico Vanhall (Armorer) (David Shotton)

Posted by Ensign Ella Lokaa (Security Officer) in Side Sim - Tactical Training Day 1

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
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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.

Yuri could not say anything than “interesting.” All with a soft voice. Looking at the ship taking life, the Commander stared at each station for a while as he recognized unknown faces and felt the harmony of the simulated crew.

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

Listening to the message, the Commander recognized the line and immediately knew what was going to happen next The Kobayashi Maru, uh? Alright!
“All hands, red alert throughout all the decks, stand to battle station. Helm, set interception course for the distressing starship, warp speed 9.” He ordered “Deviate all sensors arrays available and set maximum detection range. Ensign Ella, what’s our armament status?” He asked looking at Tactical.

OOC: sorry for having split the thread and posted twice! Copying and pasting the reply!

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

Hearing her name Ella’s hands darted over the tactical console, the information coming to the front of the screen. “We have sir, eight X type phaser emitter strips, four on the saucer section and four on the stardrive section, two pairs of torpedos tubes, one forward-facing and one aft-facing with a full complement of one-hundred Quantum torpedoes, five-hundred photon torpedoes ” She explained looking back to the executive officer.

Ens. Ella Lokaa

Listing the armament of the ship made Yuri think about what he could use to approach the Maru. He knew, from what he have experienced already in the past, that the test was practically a no-win situation. Even thought they were going to lose, he wanted anyway to try save the Maru. Last time, indeed, we would say that his test simulation didn’t went that well…
“Arm the torpedoes and get those phasers ready too. Operation, Tactical. ETA for the distressing ship and if you have detected anything abnormal?”

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

“Aye Captain” The young trainee tactical office said arming torpedos and charging all phaser banks, her console changing to the main tactical interface screen which depicted the ship in the middle, arcs of fire and any IFF signature, bogies or unknown signature up to their maximum range. In this case, the Maru was all that showed. “The Kobayashi Maru is a Class three Neutronic Fuel carrier, it appears to have been struck by a cloaked mine if the tachyon levels on the ships left-hand upper nacelle are correct. Not reading any further cloaked devices.”

Watching her screen carefully two white dots appeared indicating unknown IFF closing on their position, “Sir we have…” The dots turned to red as the tactical system identified them as two enemy ships, “Romulan warbirds have just decloaked, two ships plotting an intercept course the third is charging weapons, locking onto the Maru. Sir, we are passing the neutral zone now, I must remind you that is in direct violation of the treaty.” Ella took the time to look to the Commander.

Ens, Ella Lokaa

Yuri looked the crew, almost forgetting it was a simulation. After rubbing his chin the commander looked over the screen and after a brief pause Yuri stood up and handled the situation “Thanks for the consideration, Ms. Looka. But we do not deal with damn warmongers. It may also be a trap so as soon as we get nearby the ship execute a quick scan. If it is a trap we’ll leave fast like rabbit.” Then filled with euphoria and adrenaline the XO looked the bridge one last time. He stirred his uniform and cleared his voice.

With a german-ish accent he then gave the orders “Helm, maximum speed for the Maru, pass between the warbirds with an evasive maneuver Beta-4. Alert medical and engineering. Tell them to prepare to receive eventual injured and repair all hull breaches: we’ll stay in front of the Maru to shield ‘them’. Tactical,” he snapped his fingers with supremacy attitude “Fire photon torpedoes, full salvo, in between those ship. Prepare to redirect the available energy to the aft phasers and shields. Fire when possible… for now these are the orders.”
Last time he have done the Kobayashi Maru test, Cadet Scholz opted for a more passive stance. Given the chance and the ship to try out a new way to conduct the exam he took the possibility to be more aggressive.

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

“Hmm,” Rico grunted from his spot beside Ella. “Stay aware of your surroundings and your opponent,” he said to her quietly. “These are Romulans, and they decloaked far enough away for you to see them and make a plan, but they are not charging weapons. They are between you and your rescue target and you are about to fly between them to get to the Maru. What was it that might have disabled the Maru?” Rico folded his arms and looked at Ella hoping she would see what he saw.

Ella listened to his advice and looked down to her tactics read out her hands moving gracefully between the touch reactive screen. The way they had position themselves, the cloaked mine that had struck the Maru… It was most certainly a Trap but who, and why would they present themselves and why would try just sit there and allow the Saracen to fly between them. Then it struck her.

In response to the XO’s orders, the Saracen changed direction to fly right between the Romulan Warbirds that were themselves angling to fly on either side of the Saracen.

Lt Vanhall, Armorer

“SIR!” She said shocking herself with her own shout, “I believe the Romulans plan on luring us into the neutral zone and channel us between them where they have placed cloaked mines. Sir, its a trap they want us to go to them she turned to face XO.

  • Ens Ella Lokaa

“Nice catch,” Rico nodded. “Once we hit those mines our shields will be compromised, and they can snare us with tractor beams or hit us from two directions when we can’t reinforce our shields on just one side. We won’t last long under that kind of bombardment, especially if they have more cloaked ships out there. One freighter isn’t much of a prize for three Warbirds, but a Pendragon Battlecruiser?” Rico looked back at the view screen, “We are outnumbered three to one as far as we know, we need to even the playing field using the pieces on that field. What do you think is our next step?”

Lt Vanhall, Armorer


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