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The Black Fleet Report

December 2020

The Black Fleet Report - November 2020

USS Constellation

Commanding Officer: Brian Richards

Crew Posting Level: 4
Senior Staff Posting Level: 4
Overall Ship Health: 4

Ship Status: 63 posts last month, I sat in the big chair starting on the 14th and since we have a new CNS, a new GM, and a brand new department filling the roll of operations, as well as some interest with new players. We started a new sim and are working to make the Connie the comedy ship we know she can be. Is there work to be done? Absolutely. That being said we’ll get there and I’m hoping to report a higher posting level and health once things start getting going with the sim and we get some more JO’s

Spotlight:

Vacancies: Yes

As a reminder the Connie is the ship that you can be free to explore departments and create new ones as you see fit, as long as they are justifiable.


Executive Officer: Melissa Aragon

Crew Posting Level: 8
Senior Staff Posting Level: 8
Overall Ship Health: 8

Ship Status: We are up and running on a new Sim and it seems like folks are engaged in Side sims as well. Can’t speak to involvement in the main sim yet (it started yesterday I think lol)

Spotlight: The CO definitely. Brian jumped in with both feet and is already working on making us a unique ship without going overboard. His titles on the MOTD are hysterical. I believe between him and the GM we are certainly on our way back to healthiness.

Vacancies: All JOs are welcome.


Gamemaster: Russell Watt

Crew Posting Level: 5
Senior Staff Posting Level: 5
Overall Ship Health: 5

Sim Overview: To the new crew of the Connie - welcome, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that you are on Black Fleet HQ (aka Black Rock) and not the USS Connie. It seems that a big foot (and by big I mean astronomically big, not bigfoot big) has kicked the Connie your way. Most of the crew on board (with the exception of the XO, CEs, COS, CSO and CMO) have all fallen unconscious and these six individuals have to somehow regain control … or at least slow it down somehow. https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf6/constellation/posts/111346/ Anyone pickup the song I reference?

But you guys aren’t out of the wood … a highly panicked official Starfleet voice has ordered people NOT TO PANIC but to quickly and quietly get to the designated emergency positions, and for Captain Xitt and for Counselor Dell to head to the transporters for transport onto their ship when it hits transporter range, for a highly experimental, but ‘not at all dangerous’ transport onto the Connie. As this is happening, Assistant Fleet Commander AJ is in his dress uniform and shepherding a group of Make A Wish Kids around Black Rock. They are somewhat nervous and their designated area is near the transporters, in case emergency evacuation is needed. AJ is looking frazzled and calls on help from the Bolian Captain Xitt. https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf6/constellation/posts/111347/

Please note the advertisement for Risa: {Original Voice} There is nothing to be worried about, absolutely nothing, I’m a Starfleet Officer and well … you can trust me. Have you thought of going to beautiful Risa? The Norwegian Blues flock there this time of year, I believe they prefer kipping on their back even while they are pining for the fjords back in their home. Risa, beautiful one day, covered by Norwegian Blues the next. The Norwegian Blues aren’t dead either, just sleeping. I think I covered our backs.”

All of this, and beyond a brief mention, the ministry of silly walks haven’t even appeared yet. :)

Biggest Contributor: I’d say everyone has contributed equally to the mission. We are a small crew, Brian has updated our position titles somewhat and I know we’d all like some JOs on board. So please check us out. We may be few, but laughs, especially this year are a good thing.

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AFComm’s Comments: I want to express my gratitude and welcome to the Connie to both Brian (former CO of the Connie back in the day) and Russ(GM) for taking the Connie into their hands. I’m excited to see what a Tribble and a Giraffe have in store for this unique ship.


USS Europa

Commanding Officer: No report submitted


Executive Officer: Janice B.

Crew Posting Level: 4
Senior Staff Posting Level: 3
Overall Ship Health: 3

Ship Status: Due to the holidays and other real-life issues, the numbers are lower than normal. On a positive note, they are better than my last report and when the stress of the holidays pass, I suspect they get back to normal and start to climb.

Main Sim Update

After the pilot was rescued, he is transported to sickbay for treatment and recovery. This has left the security team to investigate and secure the strange craft. Meanwhile, Avik and the bridge crew receive a transmission. As the Europa is ordered out of the radiation zone, it becomes clear it’s a message for the pilot. Now a search team appears to be looking for him.

Spotlight: None for this month

Vacancies: Europa has JO positions opened for Science, Medical, and Engineer departments. If interested, please contact Joe or me on discord or through Email.


Gamemaster: Matt Evans

Crew Posting Level: 3
Senior Staff Posting Level: 2
Overall Ship Health: 2

Sim Overview: Things have been slow and not much has happened since the last update.

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FComm’s Comments: The Europa has slowed down a lot since last month, which I’m hoping is due to the holiday seasons.


USS Genesis

Commanding Officer: Luke Hung

Crew Posting Level: 8
Senior Staff Posting Level: 8
Overall Ship Health: 9

Ship Status: Well the ship is going. I have to confess, I’m a little lost as to what we need to do opposed to just watching a Space Borne life form seem to run to where it needs to go. The players are doing really well working with what’s going on. There are three side sim going on, two are going well one is a little jumpy but I’m a big fan of the effort. As well as a bunch of new crewmember stuff.

The nuptials of two crew members are my favorite thread at the moment. Dagen’s Quarters Part 2

Spotlight:

Vacancies:


Executive Officer: Hjortur Ingi

Crew Posting Level: 8
Senior Staff Posting Level: 8
Overall Ship Health: 8

Ship Status: The ship has been managing fairly well, even with the short GM LOA.

I on the other hand have been fairly ill the past few weeks which has stopped me from performing my duties properly. Overall we’ve had some good posting and some excellent side posts.

I expect we’ll be having a slower holiday season like usual but Captain Luke has already started a Holiday thread.

I’m afraid this is all I trust myself to write for now.

Spotlight:

Vacancies:


Gamemaster: Kenson Koh

Crew Posting Level: 9
Senior Staff Posting Level: 9
Overall Ship Health: 9

Sim Overview: The Genesis discovers a relatively new pulsar and nebula, within which had hatched and is moving into uncharted space. It was accelerating, reaching light speed. The Genesis are pursuing it, trying to study this newly discovered creature. An away team has left the ship to study the nebula and the ship is speeding to a spatial anomaly, which seems to be the destination of the creature. In the process, the sensors reveal that the creature disappears and then reappears a short moment later one light year nearer the anomaly. This means that the creature is travelling faster than warp 9 even though it does not seem to be travelling using warp. On trying to communicate with the creature using a carrier wave, the creature suddenly speeds up but the crew discovers that it was possibly creating temporary wormholes to move so quickly in space. The away team discovers that the creature may have subspace origins.

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FComm’s Comments: A few AWOLs here, but nothing to worry about. The sim is going along nicely!


USS Merrimack

Commanding Officer: David Fergusson

Crew Posting Level: 8
Senior Staff Posting Level: 9
Overall Ship Health: 8

Ship Status: The Merrimack is doing well. We have a full compliment of crew. I have been recently informed of one leaver (on family emergency grounds) and currently have two just gone into AWOL but everyone has posted frequently and on time for the last month, and usually some leeway is given around Thanksgiving. Even though the crew size is larger than it has been for a long time, I would still like to increase numbers further if there was one thing that I could do.
There are good long posts with people really getting into their characters and no problems that I can see.
In the Sim we have transported across to the alien ship itself and assessed the situation there. They have several serious burns casualties and one pronounced dead, but we have transported them back to our Sickbay. Communications and the Universal Translator are finally getting a handle on the language. In Engineering, the engines have been found to be very primitive but the repairs required have not been properly assessed yet due to the extensive damage and injured personnel. meanwhile, the First is asked Captain Glen a number of questions about the nature of the United Federation of Planets.

Spotlight: There were about five main Sim conversations running at once, at one point. I couldn’t really spotlight one thread over the other this month.

Vacancies: Contact the Captain directly about vacancies on the USS Merrimack. The ship is 90% Human, although TOS Movie-era aliens are allowed. You can play a Junior Officer, or your pick of any custom character you can think of - Nurse, Yeoman, Navigator, Helm, Captain’s Chef, Ship’s Historian, Ship’s Physicist, and Transporter Chief.


Executive Officer: David Bennett

Crew Posting Level: 6
Senior Staff Posting Level: 7
Overall Ship Health: 7

Ship Status: The sim is interesting. Still don’t know if it’s an all female race or just single gender dominant. LOL
We have 3 AWOLS of which I’m concerned about two of them.
Holidays are winding up and I’m expecting a decline in posting.

Spotlight: Robert Archer is doing an excellent job telling a story, as always.

Vacancies: JOs in every department.


Gamemaster: Robert Archer

Crew Posting Level: 7
Senior Staff Posting Level: 7
Overall Ship Health: 7

Sim Overview: Summarize the sim plot so far as if you were providing it to a new member joining the ship: The Merrimack has encountered a newly warp capable race called the Alstaire. Who are stranded in the middle of space due to their warp drive having broken down. The crew is currently in the process of working to fix the ship and help the crew get back to their home.

Who was the biggest contributor this month to driving the sim forward?: Everyone contributed equally no one particular person stood out.

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AFComm’s Comments: Well done Merry. I can’t stress how much this ship means to the Fleet. The David duo and Rob’s brilliant GM’ing skills are to be commended. Keep it up Merry.


Oed V

Commanding Officer: Russell Watt

Crew Posting Level: 5
Senior Staff Posting Level: 5
Overall Ship Health: 5

Ship Status: Firstly happy holidays to all, I will be celebrating with our immediate family this year, I was always planning to be home in Australia for Christmas/New Years this year, rather than an annual overseas trip. At one stage it was going to be down in Tasmania on a kind of self driving holiday ie arrive in town A explore for day, overnight in town, drive to town B, explore, check in, overnight drive to town C etc. But 2020 said nope. So I’m across the road from the Beach from late December to early January as part of my 4 weeks annual leave. both before and after that, I shall be on leave from work but not STF.

How is your ship looking overall?
I updated the MOTD after far too long a period of time.

Most people on Oed V are within limits.

I’m not within limits - I’m speaking to myself about it and trying to work out what to do about myself.

Tyra has gone through a lot, and as Governor, I’m continuing to give her grace. She and I have spoken about things off the board.

Sid is the most patient of patient XOs on Oed V. Thank you Sidney

What was your favorite moment/post on the ship this month (include a link if possible!)?
People posting on Oed V is my favourite thing.

Name one thing you want to improve on the ship for next month.
My posting will improve. I need to work on the plan to get that to happen, but it will happen.

Spotlight:

Vacancies: JOs, Civilians, and more, you have the idea, we’ve got the place for you.


Executive Officer: Sidney Parker

Crew Posting Level: 6
Senior Staff Posting Level: 6
Overall Ship Health: 6

Ship Status: Im giving a 6 here just because the feel of posting is improving. I am not sure if we are truly healthier but I do feel that more is happening and I have always said that for me OED is not about quantity but rather quality.

Spotlight: Melisa Aragon for her great rping around the site and specifically as Mining Director O’Harra.

Vacancies:


Gamemaster: No report submitted


FComm’s Comments: It looks like there are a few AWOLS that need to be taken care of and some fresh blood come help as well. Russ made an incredible MOTD for OED V!


USS Olympic

Commanding Officer: No report submitted


Executive Officer: No report submitted


Gamemaster: No report submitted


USS Wolverine

Commanding Officer: Terry Sullivan

Crew Posting Level: 7
Senior Staff Posting Level: 7
Overall Ship Health: 7

Ship Status: The search for artifacts continues. One of the away teams have retrieved one, a secod team is parlaying with an antique dealer to procure another, and another team is currently under fire from an automated security system to keep them from their hands on yet another artifact. Unfortunately, we’re no closer to the answer of who tried to kill the Captain, but with this crack (or is it creack-ED) crew, it’s only a matter of time.

The joys of covert ops!!!

We’ve one more recent addition to report this month. Justin Wood joins the crew as Security Ensign Coryn Vinoda, and from what I’ve seen so far, another great writer added to the crew.

We just keep on keepin’ on!!!

Spotlight:

Vacancies:


Executive Officer: No report submitted


Gamemaster: No report submitted


FComm’s Comments: The Wolverine’s sim is chugging along nicely! It appears everyone is participating in one way or another which is always a healthy sign. I’m excited to see where Jason goes with the rest of the sim!


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