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The Foremost Fleet Report

January 2021

The Foremost Fleet Report - December 2020

USS Ark Angel

Commanding Officer: Robert Archer

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

Ship Status: Let me just say first, sorry I lost the questions that we were expected to answer with from the previous months and my efforts to email for help have born no fruit. So my report will not be in line with that. Sorry!

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That said I also want to say how happy I am for the Ark Angel despite the few loa/awols on the board at the moment. The energy even with the holidays has been fairly strong I felt. And those who didnt go loa/awol from relaxing over the holidays have been quite engaged. Currently the sim’s current order of breakdown is as follows:

Science: Review the Boridium asteroid’s scans. Tally and diagnosis current probes and science labs statuses for Fayth’s report. Continue to scan for more comm messages and attempt to translate to get us more information.

Engineering: Get deck 44’s hull breach patched up. Finish mopping up the snow in main engineering from Q’s pranks. Get a ship’s status report ready for Mizuki’s report

Medical/Counseling: Tally up all three sickbay’s supplies, assemble a ship status report for Marshall’s report. Deal with any other unexpected injuries among the crew. Help the crew cope with the sudden place we all now find ourselves.

Security: Finish up cleaning the armory from Q’s pranks. Tally up our casing loads and other ship security armaments for Rainn’s report. Patrol the ship to reassure the crew and help where needed.

I’m also happy with D as my new XO she’s been a great resource to tap into and work with so far, so thank you for that D!

Spotlight: Spotlight this month goes to my aforementioned XO D Grisham!

Vacancies: Right now we dont ‘got’ any vacancies, but once the holiday slump clears we may open things up depending if anyone has left us.


Executive Officer: D Grisham

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

Ship Status: The Ark Angel was minding its own business when it was besieged with numerous Terran displays, out of the blue, involving Christmas. Snow was reported to be falling inside the ship, along with crewmembers being tied up with ribbons and bows. Q made an appearance as Santa Claus and thought he was being clever. He explained that the Continuum were having a discussion about how the crew of the AA would fare in a ‘worst case scenario’ situation. When pressed to explain what that scenario might be, Q said it would be easier to show them than to tell them. With a snap of his fingers, he threw the ship fifteen point nine million years away from home. We are now in the Alpha quadrant of the GN-z11 galaxy. We have just discovered where we are, but have not made the decision of what to do yet.

Spotlight: Everyone has been wonderful throughout the holiday season, keeping the sim going along at a good speed.

Vacancies:


Gamemaster: Robert Archer

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

Sim Overview: Let me just say first, sorry I lost the questions that we were expected to answer with from the previous months and my efforts to email for help have born no fruit. So my report will not be in line with that. Sorry!

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That said I also want to say how happy I am for the Ark Angel despite the few loa/awols on the board at the moment. The energy even with the holidays has been fairly strong I felt. And those who didnt go loa/awol from relaxing over the holidays have been quite engaged. Currently the sim’s current order of breakdown is as follows:

Science: Review the Boridium asteroid’s scans. Tally and diagnosis current probes and science labs statuses for Fayth’s report. Continue to scan for more comm messages and attempt to translate to get us more information.

Engineering: Get deck 44’s hull breach patched up. Finish mopping up the snow in main engineering from Q’s pranks. Get a ship’s status report ready for Mizuki’s report

Medical/Counseling: Tally up all three sickbay’s supplies, assemble a ship status report for Marshall’s report. Deal with any other unexpected injuries among the crew. Help the crew cope with the sudden place we all now find ourselves.

Security: Finish up cleaning the armory from Q’s pranks. Tally up our casing loads and other ship security armaments for Rainn’s report. Patrol the ship to reassure the crew and help where needed.

I’m also happy with D as my new XO she’s been a great resource to tap into and work with so far, so thank you for that D!

Spotlight:


FComm’s Comments: The AA has worked well over the holiday period with some LOAs and AWOLs but generally what is expected at this time of year, it’s been fun to read the goings on between the crew as they continue their akde sims and the main sim and there is a definite buzz around these hp in terms of engagement.

Huge welcome as well to D Grisham who joins Rob as his new partner in crime…i mean XO.

Target moving forward is for the AA to continue it’s pacing and keep up the good work.


USS Asimov

Commanding Officer: Ben Simons

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

Ship Status: This month has been a quieter month as expected due to the holiday season. However people are starting to come back from that now and in this new year it’ll be time to grow. People who were available did however continue to post, and it has been fun catching up on everything that has been going on now the break has ended. As for this month, it’s time to start expanding.

Spotlight: This month I want to highlight Finnegan as my Player Spotlight, having recently come aboard, Nathan has been doing a good job with his character and I’m looking forward to seeing where his character arc goes.

For the post of the month, The thread between Jason and Nathan has been enjoyable to read, and hopefully they’ll get our ship out of trouble soon.

Vacancies: All JO Positions.


Executive Officer: Sam Pennington

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

Ship Status: Aside from a couple absences, and the holidays, I think we’re pretty solid on crew presence. People are consistently involved in the main or their own sims, sometimes both.

Jason Lee has been our GM and 2O for the last couple months and he’s doing it very well, so he’s the shining star.

Spotlight:

Vacancies:


Gamemaster: Jason Lee

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

Sim Overview: Our story so far…

The USS Asimov was sent on a routine shakedown cruise. But since the shakedown cruise was done slightly prematurely, the shuttlecraft were left behind on the Starbase until they were ready to be sent out. The ship then encountered an unknown anomaly, hit by a plasma storm, and then crashed on an unknown planet on a mostly deserted island. As the ship crashed, a Ferengi ship helped the Asimov to have a softer landing.

At the time, Captain Natalie Greer (CO), Commander Zennneth Kaida (XO), Lieutenant Commander Keegan Murphy (2O), and Lieutenant Thoon Furood (Chief of Security) were sent out on this mission but due to the unknown effects of the anomaly, they have now been replaced by Captain Simon Starr (CO), Commander Sara Kiernan (XO), and Lieutenant Piper Grant (Chief of Security). Commander Jevek (2O) was assigned to the ship, but did not leave with the ship at the time of departure, and also due to the effects of the anomaly, Lieutenant Commander Keegan Murphy was never assigned to the Asimov.

The crew met with Mr. Zank, the Ferengi who helped them, but discovered that the anomaly had a temporal component, since Zank seemed to have been from a different time period than they were. He indicated he was stranded with his wife for months, and evidence towards that show that he has a small garden, and a very well lived in feeling. He did indicate he used most of his emergency power reserves on the tractor beam which saved the Asimov. Zank told the crew that this world was a fantasy like world but the races and beings here seemed quite alien, and diverse – someone like himself would not appear out of place, as he indicated, suggesting he may have been off the island once or twice at least. He did indicate no one has bothered to visit the island, and both his ship crash and their ship crash didn’t seem to warrant any investigation from the natives. Convinced by Commander Solit, Zank is currently more receptive in helping with no motivates other than to get off the planet with hopes of at least the Asimov tractoring his ship along for the ride.

Commander Jevek later arrived on the crew’s evening of day 3, but it has been at least a week or so since the Asimov was reported missing. Commander Jevek crashed into the planet much the same way the Asimov did, but without the benefit of a tractor beam, crashed further from the Asimov. The shuttlecraft he was in was totally destroyed, and the young ensign who was with him had died. Jevek informed Captain Starr that the USS Novak was now studying the anomaly and that due to interference from the anomaly, sensor readings were almost impossible. Probes sent to the anomaly were broken from the high gravitational stresses and so a shuttlecraft was attempted, with an active communication link to send the data back to the ship. Unfortunately, the shuttlecraft could not escape the gravitational pull of the anomaly, and tractoring the shuttlecraft also failed, resulting in the shuttle’s crash.

Update as of 2020/12/01:
Commander Jevek and Captain Starr were treated in Sickbay, and now are holding a staff meeting. Commander Kiernan returned with Lt. Lane and Security Officer Ensign Anderson since Lt. Lane was not feeling well. Commander Kiernan has joined the staff meeting along with the Chief Engineer, Chief of Security and Chief Science Officer. The Chief Medical Officer and a Science NE are still in town exploring a magic shop they’ve discovered. The crew is in process of collaborating all the information gathered so far.

Unknown to the crew, the Counselor assigned to the USS Asimov has been summoned via magic through a hero summoning spell to Capital City Adenatin in nation of United People’s Kingdom of Aragna on the world the Asimov has crashed on, on the evening on the third day. The nation’s capital was merely 50 kilometers from the Asimov’s crash site. The counselor has not yet attempted to contact the Asimov.

Update as of 2021/01/10:
Due to the holidays, not much has changed.

Spotlight: Our new Engineer who has been a delight to sim with


FComm’s Comments: The Azzy has done well despite the holiday relaxation of posting limits and some AWOLs and LOAs. The crew have reached a level that the posting and engagement has come up and we now have an active DH in all depts. This is good news for the ship and means now the focus can be on filling the JO spots. Well done to everyone.

Target moving forward is to work on recruitment for the JOs in all departments.


SS Bonaventure

Commanding Officer: Melissa Aragon

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

Ship Status: How is ship overall?
I would say we are all right. Moving back into ‘normalcy’ with the holiday season over now. Though we are all a little rattled with what’s happening here in the States.
I’m going thru some personal stuff right now (synopse below) so will be making sure the ship doesn’t suffer for it. (Meaning I’ll be extra diligent in keeping up and being a good Captain)

Spotlight: What was your favorite moment/post on the ship this month?
I don’t think there is a link, per se. It would be the realization that EVERYONE is on one away team or another and EVERYONE is going to be playing a part on the surface. The ship is being run by NEs and it will be nice not to leave anyone behind to ‘hover’ and wait for a comm to answer to.

Name one thing you would want to improve on this month.
I think everyone getting back into the sim and into the swing of things and bring the LOAs and AWOLs back to zero. Maybe even see about rounding out the crew in the next month or so.

Vacancies: Missing a MACO to round out the 1/1 DH/JO ratio. Then one of every JO to make the ideal 1/2 ratio I would like to see us back to.


Executive Officer: Steve Johnson

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

Ship Status: How are the DHs and the JOs doing?
Things are slowly moving along, after our slow down for the month of December. However Rob is back and we are moving forward with our simm, and about to get to the good part!

Is everyone active and participating, both in the main sim and in any side sims?
Slowly but surely people are getting back into the swing of things post holidays. Right now almost everyone has posted since the new years, so it’s just a matter of getting everyone situated in their place in the simm, and we’ll be good to go!

Who is the shining star this month?
As a whole, the crew has done a decent job this past month, with the holidays in there. But at this point, no one stood out this past month.

Spotlight:

Vacancies:


Gamemaster: Robert Archer

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

Sim Overview: Let me just say first, sorry I lost the questions that we were expected to answer with from the previous months and my efforts to email for help have born no fruit. So my report will not be in line with that. Sorry!

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Slow but surely the Bonaventure crew are breaking up into two teams, one to check out an abandoned military complex, the other to study the local civilian populace.

Spotlight:


FComm’s Comments: The Bonnie slowed slightly over the Christmas period but nothing that was unexpected and in line with their relaxation of the posting limts. Everyone seems to be coming back together now which is great and the sim is progressing well. Good effort all round.

Target going forward for the bonnie is to continue it’s engagement and continue to recruit to fill it’s JO roles.


USS Leviathan

Commanding Officer: Sharon Miller

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

Ship Status: Captain’s Log - December

We operate within a world forged from secrets, each new reveal displacing the security of reality we had once held so dear. In truth, the moral proximity of the ARU to Section 31 is something I have struggled with daily since assuming this command. But this month saw a revelation of a different, and infinitely more pleasing nature, as the Leviathan followed co-ordinates to Catia VI - the ARU’s very own vacation planet. How they came to claim it and keep it hidden from the rest of the Federation, I know better than to ask. But I have encouraged all of my crew to make full use of the white sandy beaches, the myriad bars and restaurants, the pristine, snow-capped mountains and variety of activities for adventurers and loungers alike. What I did not encourage, however, was for Crewman Polizzi to steal a snowmobile, take it on the kind of hunting expedition that only one of Klingon ancestry could pursue, crash the thing in full view of a security team and then find herself deposited, drunk and half-asleep, at the foot of my celebratory Christmas tree! I only thank the gods that she stayed away from the restricted areas on this planet. For, as with all things that exist within the boundaries of the ARU, Catia VI does indeed have a darker side - a small sliver of beach where we are required by humanitarian regulations to offer relaxation and exercise to our most terrifying Abell-level anomaly - Dave.

Away from the merriment on Catia VI, I was invited to accompany Lt Synthi-er to the planet Delotha, where I disguised myself as Santa Claus with her as my helpful Elf. And while in material value the gifts we delivered may have only been small - a sketchpad and pens, a collection of fairytales, some simple toys - it was truly a magical moment to witness the difference such a small act of kindness could make in the lives of some incredibly strong, and incredibly special, orphans.

Of course, it would not have been the holidays without an ARU-branded spanner being jammed into the works and, right on cue, they disrupted our festive downtime with details of our next dangerous mission. A fellow ARU vessel, the USS Holland, had been enjoying their own celebrations when they stumbled upon a gravimetric distortion. What followed was something not unlike the ancient tale of ‘Jumanji’ as entire sections of the ship were transformed into a variety of strange and dangerous environments, most of them populated by curious and terrifying creatures! The Leviathan has begun a cautious approach, intending initially to observe from a distance lest we too find ourselves consumed by the same anomaly. Whether we succeed in maintaining this distance or whether my next report comes hastily scrawled by lamplight whilst navigating a dark and monstrous jungle, remains, dear reader, to be seen!

I should sincerely hope that the ARU have placed a fine vintage under my Christmas tree for all of these shenanigans!

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1) How is your ship looking overall?
Yet another fantastic month for the Leviathan. The holidays didn’t dampen our posting spirit one bit and we achieved our best post count since moving into the main fleets (an on the nose 600 posts). We did have relaxed posting in place, however, and several players, myself included, took the opportunity for a small and well-deserved break from the boards over the festive season. Because of this, our main anomaly encounters saw little movement during December, but there were plenty of other activities to keep people busy instead - including the Leviathan’s first (but certainly not the last) visit to the ARU vacation planet of Catia VI.

We also continued to pack out our roster, with Christina Crafford bringing onboard a pair of characters who I am very familiar with, and also very fond of, from our shared time on the Viking. I have one more security JO waiting in the wings for the new year and then, once they come onboard, the Leviathan will be completely full, with two JO’s in every department and a wide variety of fascinating swings.

So as we move into the new year and I look back on all that we achieved in 2020, I think a comment made by Calé in the November fleet report really sums up what is, to me, so special about the Leviathan - that it gives us all “the true feeling of being a crew together”. This year has seen some incredible writing and storytelling from all current and former members of the crew and the shared mythology that we continue to weave grows more intricate and more interesting by the day. But away from the board we also talk about writing, share other artistic projects and also recently held our first ever online ‘games night’. It is a true family that we belong to on the Levi and I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of it.

2) What was your favorite moment/post on the ship this month?
As always, the writing this month has been amazing across the board, but two threads in particular have been wonderful to read:

The Leviathan’s newest crewmember, security officer Luna, was accompanied onboard by her rather precocious, and definitely mischievous, daughter, Cerenity (both played by Christina Crafford). On a forbidden nightly wander through the Levi’s dark corridors, the child was apprehended by our Orion security chief, Surda (played by Leonora V). What followed was a very sweet and wonderfully creative thread where the CoS attempted to occupy the little girl and teach her a few things about life in the ARU in the process:
https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf1/leviathan/posts/112493/

Jennifer Ward has delivered some incredible writing and world-building, in the telling of her tale of the planet Delotha and the tragic orphans who live there. But particularly enjoyable this month was a thread co-written with Brian Richards and cross-posted on the Ark Angel, where Brian’s character, Tabris, gives some of the Delothan orphans a new forever home:
https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf1/leviathan/posts/112665/

3) Name one thing you want to improve on the ship for next month.
Relaxed posting ends on 4th January so I expect a little bit of readjustment back into regular posting for some. Hopefully this will see some new movement in our main anomaly encounters (currently ‘Six Hours From Evil’, ‘Trickster’ and ‘The Galactic Doughnut’). Other than that, if 2021 is anywhere near as active as 2020 has been for the Levi then I will be a very happy captain indeed!

Spotlight: Back in June 2020, when I first began working on the idea for the Leviathan, the first player I reached out to was J Ridgley. At the time I was on the Ark Angel with Jake and had been really impressed with his writing and his characterisations. At the time he was still relatively new to the club, but when he offered to be my X-Fleet XO I didn’t hesitate for a second. And since that moment he has delivered everything I could ever want in an XO and a hundred other things on top - in the initial weeks of the Levi’s existence he made huge contributions to our development of the ARU/RTF framework, created all of the graphics for the MOTD and recruited 75 percent of our initial X-Fleet crew. He was also the first player to step up and run an anomaly encounter, the success of which was instrumental in me deciding to stick with the self-simming model when we moved into the main fleets. And since then, he has remained a consistent and unifying presence on the ship, delivering some fantastic writing and roleplaying, particularly leading all of the Leviathan’s away missions to date. But for me, it is behind the scenes where Jake has truly been invaluable - he handles all of the AWOLS (that one job that all command players hate) and our OOC community (including our gaming events) have all been run by him. And then there are those special little touches, like his wonderful holiday message:
https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf1/leviathan/posts/114601/

It is for all of these reasons and so many more that this month’s, and my year end, spotlight, goes to the incredible J Ridgley!

Vacancies: Officially none at this time, although I am always open to ideas for interesting swings


Executive Officer: No report submitted


Gamemaster: No report submitted


FComm’s Comments: The leviathan has had a great month with some amazing posts and character development despite the holidays and the relaxed posting limits. They have worked really hard and the excitement and buzz from the crew continue to grow with each passing month. Hats off guys.

Target going forward is for the levi to continue the work it has been in meeting its charter and also continue it’s crew engagement.


USS Manhattan

Commanding Officer: James Sinclair

Crew Posting Level: 6
Senior Staff Posting Level: 8
Overall Ship Health: 7

Ship Status: The ship is in orbit above Graven IV, and we have dignitaries on board. There is a bit of a communication breakdown with some infomation coming from them. Is it unknown? Or are they hiding something? Only time will tell.

Spotlight: J Ridgley as Lieutenant Wyatt, Security Chief. His interaction with one of the ‘problematic’ characters shows great character development and growth. While his relationship with the Captain is still developing, the character is already becoming a significant member of the crew.

Vacancies: JO’s all departments


Executive Officer: Steven Sigle

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

Ship Status: Not a whole lot to really say. Due to holidays, and ship-wide relaxed posting limits not a lot to report on for the month. While it does look slow, that can all be explained away for the holidays. Despite the slight slow down, I feel we still had a decent amount of story telling and I am looking forward greatly to seeing what the new year has as we find out if 2021 has more to offer for us than 2020 did.

Spotlight: The highlight for the month has to be hands down the side sim, “Blue Is The Color Of My…” which heavily features many of the crew as we work to solve the issue of Faye Calloway played by Lindsay Bayes.

Vacancies: All JOs


Gamemaster: Gene Gibbs

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

Sim Overview: As I’ve been away from things the past weeks (sorry!) the same elements are still there from the last update. The new elements that are getting some balls in the air are as follows:
Science team has beamed down to the site of the finding of the ancient metal piece/artifact to explore further
On the Bridge a young Gravenian girl has suddenly appeared not long after the ship noted a slight force that was minutely altering its orbit closer to the atmosphere
In the breakfast thread the question about cross ‘visitations’ of the Gravenians and their alter egos at night has revealed that in the past there had been apocalyptic visions, and connecting remarks of the recent mysterious deaths with the mention that that night there will be a lunar eclipse of all three of the Gravenian moons.

Spotlight: Spotlight on my absence for the holidays?


FComm’s Comments: Little bit of a slow down for the Manhattan over the holidays but expected for the time of year and the relaxed posting limits. Despite this some really fun story lines happening with some progression of the main sim and lots of exciting side sim action to get in on. Really impressed with the engagement of the crew well done guys.

Target moving forward for the manhattan is to continue to recruit to fill the JO roles


USS Memorial

Commanding Officer: Kirt Gartner

Crew Posting Level: 4
Senior Staff Posting Level: 4
Overall Ship Health: 7

Ship Status: WE are continuing the sim slowly mostly due to the holidays and being a slow ship

Spotlight: None at this time

Vacancies:


Executive Officer: No report submitted


Gamemaster: Lindsay Bayes

Crew Posting Level: 2
Senior Staff Posting Level: 2
Overall Ship Health: 4

Sim Overview: The crew has been asked to investigate a sphere that passed through the wormhole that connects the Alpha Quadrant to Starbase Event Horizon in the Delta Quadrant. After tracking it down and some initial scans, they have brought it aboard into a shuttlebay discovered that it is quite old and has an interesting construction (https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf1/memorial/posts/112001/). A hatch on the outer sphere has opened up and they are investigating both the interior systems and what the second sphere inside is all about.

The biggest contributor currently is Meli and her Engineer/AI expert. She’s done the most to actually investigate the sphere and advance things there.

Spotlight:


FComm’s Comments: The Memo has had a slow month which is to be expected of the holidays and a result of the relaxed posting limits but not something to be concerned over as things pick up in the new year.

Target wise going forward the memo should be focused on crew engagement and recruiting to fill it’s open JO positions.


FComm’s Overall Comments:

1)How are the fleet COs, XOs, and GMs doing?

Overall the command teams across the fleet are doing well despite the holidays and some AWOLs and LOAs as well as relaxing the posting limits for the holidays. We are officially in recovery mode from the holidays and develo,ent of further events at the start of the year. We have had some fruits of work coming out in terms of improvements and some areas we can definitely keep working at.

2) Is everyone active and participating, IC and OOC?

For the most part, taking the holidays into consideration, across the fleet all of the command teams are working with their ships to maintain healthy rping environments. Where there are still some issues the crews have been working hard to improve and engagement seems to be a good continuing focus on almost all of the ships.

3)What ship is the shining star this month?

This month it’s a close class between the AA and the Levi who continue to impress. However kudos to the Asimov for the improvements being made there across the term.

A Message from Foremost Fleet Recruitment- (aka: shameless plug alert)

The foremost fleet is in need of his across the board and has a lot of vibrant different environments to join in. Looking for an alternative ship style then look no further than the Bonnie for all the ENT era goodness and the Levi for that anomaly adventure. Talking of adventure…do you want to explore the delta quadrant? I mean who wouldn’t after all then drop by the Manhattan. Looking for a slower pace but still with the level of excitement you’ve come to expect from star trek then the Memo and the Azzy are right up your street. Or if you’re looking for some in depth character development and storylines then hit up the Ark Angel.

All of our ships are looking for JOs I guarantee there is something here for everyone so contact our friendly foremost command teams todayctovjoin in the fun.

Final thoughts

Finally a huge well done and thanks to each ship and crew for their work this and every month. There’s always room for improvements across the fleet but this is a new year and we can work on these moving forward.

December Monthly Fleet Awards

The boat that Rocks: USS Ark Angel
Golden Gleeman: Jay Luistro
Starship Troopers: Jennifer Ward and Melissa Aragon
Dungeon Master: Lindsay Bayes

The Continuing Adventures of the Mysterious Aquatic D! Christmas edition

It was late one autumn in Star-fleet HQ, And the air had quite a chill. Against the moon a dolphin like hybrid sat. Alone upon a hill.

He was mysterious and cloaked with a Christmas bow tie; Aquatic D was his name.
He was tired and bored in Star-fleet HQ - Everything was always the same.

“I’m sick of the starships, the shuttles, the sights. And I’m tired of being something that goes bump in the night. I’m bored with hero work and adoring glances, And my feet hurt from dancing those celebration dances. I don’t like shipyards, and I need something new. There must be more to life than just people yelling, It’s you!’“

Then out from a canister of Quadrotriticale, came the squeaking sidekick the Tribble wonder called Bailey!

It wore a little cape, and a mask on its fur and scampered around the downtrodden hero who hardly noticed at all that his grain store was at zero.

All that night and through the next day, our hero wandered and walked. He was filled with dismay. Then deep in a forest, (somehow) just before night, The mysterious adventures came upon an amazing sight.

Not twenty feet from the spot where he stood Were three massive doorways carved in wood. He stood before them, completely in awe, His gaze transfixed by one special door. Entranced and excited, with a slight sense of worry, He opened the door to a white, windy flurry.

Our hero didn’t know it, but he’d fallen down and landed In the middle of a place called Christmas Town!

Immersed in the light, our hero felt was no longer haunted. He had finally found the feeling he wanted. And so that his friends wouldn’t think him a liar, He took the present filled stockings that hung by the fire. He took candy and toys that were stacked on the shelves, And a picture of Santa with all of his elves. He took lights and ornaments and the star from the tree, And from the Christmas Town sign, he took the big letter C.

Now, normally our hero didn’t act like a crook but rest assured dearest reader there was a reason for everything that he took. Not only to prove to himself it was true but also incase he had to prove it all too!

He picked up everything that sparkled or glowed. It might have been radioactive who could tell? He even picked up a handful of snow as well.

Back in HQ, a group of his peers Stared in amazement at his Christmas souvenirs. For this wondrous vision none were prepared. Most were excited, though a few were quite scared!

For the next few days, while they scanned him and counsellors observed
He sat and considered how best to use this new found cheer to do something slightly different this year.

It was an old tradition straight out of time but he thought, Well, I could be Santa, and I coula find some different way to shine.
Why can’t I do it it’s getting quite lame to always be the hero who saves all the damsels in dismay when he could be bringing gifts and celebrating Christmas oh what a thought. Outraged by injustice, he thought and he thought. Then he got an idea. “Yes…yes…why not!”

In Christmas Town, Santa was making some toys When through the din he heard a soft noise. He answered the door, and to his surprise, He saw weird little creatures in shirts made of red. They took him for questioning under federation law which dosen’t quite rhyme but I swear that’s what we saw!

Back at HQ everyone gathered once more, For they’d never seen a Santa before And as they cautiously gazed at this strange old man, our hero related to Santa his masterful plan:

“My dear Mr. Claus, I think it’s a crime That you’ve got to be Santa all of the time!
And crimes what I stop so if you don’t mind But now I will give presents, to all that I find. We’re changing places I’m Santa this year. And please, Mr. Claus, don’t think ill of my plan. For I’ll do the best Santa job that I can.”

They were packed up and ready on Christmas Eve day When our hero hitched his replicated reindeer stickers to his sleek shuttle and waited for take off out of the bay.

But on Christmas Eve, as they were about to begin, An ion storm slowly rolled in.

Our hero was not bothered at all for shuttles have sensors so that simply fixed that but in keeping with tradition he did give his trusty sidekick his own spot up front and a hat.

And as the craft not a sleigh started its flight, our hero opened channels to ships left and right, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

The December Foremost Fleet report, brought to you by the desire to yell JUMANJI on the stroke of 12 New Year’s Eve. The Letter J and the number 18.

No reindeer or jolly old fat men were harmed in the making of this report.

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