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March 2021

The Black Fleet Report - February 2021

USS Constellation

Commanding Officer: Brian Richards

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

Ship Status: I’m very happy to report that the Connie is on the up and up. We’ve had a swell of new membership who are taking to their unique rolls onboard well and embracing the weirdness that is the USS Constellation. We came in around 146 posts for the month of February and have moved to reboot our sim to include the new players as well as are running a party that holds the delegations of all Federation members and the headaches that might cause! AWOL’s are down and posting is up! I’m proud of the ship and it’s members for keeping the Connie weird and funny!

Spotlight: William Deaton who plays Tony, a unique entity with mysterious conglomeration of individuals with an unknown origin. Do you need something done? There’s a Tony. Do you need something procured? There’s a Tony. Do you need someone ‘taken care of’? There’s a tony. Here is the intro line on the character page that sums up the character perfectly.

“Who’s us? We’s the Horde of Tonys. Yeah, we got Fat Tony, Little Tony, Slick Tony, Big Tony, Tony the Sneak, Skinny Tony, Fast Tony, Clean Tony, Slow Tony, Tony the Brain, Blue Tony, and Bossman Tony. Who ya lookin’ for, and whaddya want, eh?” - Bossman Tony

Vacancies: JO positions folks!


Executive Officer: Melissa Aragon

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

Ship Status: A few scattered LOA and AWOL but we are still alive and kicking. Folks are posting and having fun.

Spotlight: Honestly can’t think of anyone in particular at the moment. Everyone who is posting is doing great.

Vacancies: Could use a couple more JOs in places like science, security and Engineering.


Gamemaster: Russell Watt

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

Sim Overview: We are restarting. The start of the year feels like its been a thousand k’s an hour. My mind has been rather blown as a result. I’ve spoken with Brian, and we agree that a sim restart is in order.

Brian has been incredibly supportive.

Spotlight: Brian as CO has been incredibly supportive.

The crew have been busy making fun for themselves.


FComm’s Comments: While the Connie has a few AWOL/LOA concerns, she is buzzing with activity! I’m excited to see what sim Russ has cooked up for the crew.


USS Europa

Commanding Officer: No report submitted


Executive Officer: Janice B.

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

Ship Status: OOC: We’re looking a bit better than last month, but the Sim progressed only a little.
Small recap of the current Sim:
The Europa’s crew has been sent to investigate and observe a planet’s civilization where some odd jumps in progress have been made. Their objective was to determine if they were natural or assisted by outside forces. They were only told to establish first contact if the technology matched the requirements.
Along the way, they encountered a floating pod with a familiar inside. Warwick, a Starfleet officer, gradually recovered from his cryo stasis and they continued along to their original mission.
Upon arrival, they witnessed the civilization warp jump for the first time. As they continue to watch the end of the warp experiment, something goes horribly wrong. The ship veers off course and endangers the pilot’s life. With some thinking and action, they beam the ship into the bay within the Europa. Unfortunately, a solar flare disrupted the CO’s implants and caused him to crumple. Acting fast, he was transported to the medical bay where the CMO tended to him. The unknown pilot is also critical and delivers a message to give to his people before vanishing into seemingly energy.
Avik, being in command for the time, is forced to contact the civilization with news over the recovered ship and departed pilot. She agrees to drop off the ship at the station and establish first contact. At the end of the message, the CSO inquires about the ship. The Counsel warns of not breaking trust, creating a moral divide between trust and knowledge. Avik went with a middle ground of allowing basic scans, but nothing invasive. The CSO departs toward the shuttle bay while the Counselor is dismissed to check in on the CO’s condition.
In sickbay, the CO managed to pull through and wake from his coma. He is greeted by Vora, worried over his condition, and the CMO. A brief conversation happens before Nox shortly joins them.
Meanwhile, Security had started to work on getting into the ship and exploring the interior.

Spotlight: None for this month.

Vacancies: Europa still has some JO positions open for players, mainly in Engineering and Science. If anyone is interested, please contact JoeP or myself through Discord or email.


Gamemaster: Matt Evans

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

Sim Overview: A shadowy figure is monitoring the Europa as it returns the warp craft to the indigenous race’s space station. There may have been the stereotypical cackling villain laugh involved in their debut, but the old tropes are the best tropes. The crew are in the process of cracking open the derelict craft before they arrive to the space station see what secrets they can glean.

Spotlight:


FComm’s Comments: Joe and Janice are an excellent duo on the Europa! I’m really impressed with the turnaround in regards to activity! Keep it up!


USS Genesis

Commanding Officer: Luke Hung

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

Ship Status: After a very strong holiday season the ship slowed down a little bit. Still nice monthly post rate. Four side sim threads, two main sim threads so there is an opening for some activity. I’m going to open a fifth in a moment so keep your eyes out. The wedding thread is doing well, so that’s nice. .

Spotlight:

Vacancies:


Executive Officer: No report submitted


Gamemaster: Kenson Koh

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

Sim Overview: The Genesis is on the track of a newly discovered creature. They are discovering more data that could point to the next new kind of engine that could go faster than the warp engines.

Spotlight:


FComm’s Comments: Ken has did an excellent job with keeping the crew active within his sim! Nice improvement since last month :)


USS Merrimack

Commanding Officer: No report submitted


Executive Officer: No report submitted


Gamemaster: Robert Archer

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

Sim Overview: Crew and ship health wise things are going mostly well, and the sim is slowly but surely moving forward with the landing party meeting the Alstair Council currently. On the ship sensors having picked something up. No other major problems to report.

Spotlight:


FComm’s Comments: A few LOAs have slowed things down a bit, but the Merri always picks back up again. I don’t see any issues to report.


Oed V

Commanding Officer: Russell Watt

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

Ship Status: I’ve stepped down during the last month. Too much on my plate to do Oed V justice. Sorry to leave Sidney and the crew of Oed V in the lurch, but it needs someone who can devote the time needed to give it the chance to shine again.

I thought I had the time when I signed on … but I didn’t it turns out and it was pointless keeping on when I was in that situation. Hope Fleet Command can find a suitable replacement.

Spotlight: Sidney Parker the long suffering Lt Governor needs to be spotlighted again.

Vacancies: Governor, Head of Educational Services, other roles.


Executive Officer: Sidney Parker

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

Ship Status: Well the Governor, Russ, had to step down. That leaves us again in that limbo land. There are some great threads open such as the Lt. Governor/Urg the Klingon ongoing adventure that ended one thread and is picking up on another. The slow but continued thread of the Black Sparrow is consistently good. As the long serving Lt. Gov I am looking at taking a strong hand in the direction of Oed until another Governor is found.

Spotlight: Janice B for being a good crew mate and posting and starting her own thread. James Sinclair for single handingly keeping Oed posting with his great threads. Russ Watt for being the Governor and a really great contribution of updating the MOTD. That alone made his tenure a success.

Vacancies: I dont have time for recruiting and I do not do Discord where a lot of that takes place. However I have jumped back on and will try to have a small presence on Discord to try and recruit for Oed. Other than that we have openings everywhere so its really up to someone to find us and find a spot they would enjoy.


Gamemaster: No report submitted


FComm’s Comments: FComm: With Russ leaving OED V, the search for a new Governor is on. This is no easy position to take on by no means! We’ve recently relaxed the rules and have allowed current COs to apply for this position as well. Sidney has done a great job in trimming the roster of those that were AWOL, which is the first step to turning this rp area around.


USS Olympic

Commanding Officer: No report submitted


Executive Officer: No report submitted


Gamemaster: No report submitted


USS Wolverine

Commanding Officer: No report submitted


Executive Officer: James Sinclair

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

Ship Status: In orbit around Risa, and the CE has been abducted. Things are lkooking conoluted and complicated, with shadow enemies and strange orders stirring the pot…

Just like we like it.

Spotlight: D Grisham as Intel Officer Fin. Her character development and attention to history and detail are amazing.

Vacancies: JO’s all departments.


Gamemaster: Jason Lee

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

Sim Overview: Our story so far…

Sim overview:
The USS Wolverine is hunting artifacts down that have mysterious powers! Why? It’s because it’s Warehouse 13 meets Star Trek!

On this latest update of the Wolverine…

Lt. Petrov gets kidnapped! Commander Reilly meets the mysterious Admiral Frederic, and Lt. Fin gets a call from the Warehouse! Won’t you join us for all the weirdness and excitement?

Spotlight(s):
Sidney Parker
D Grisham
Melissa Aragon


FComm’s Comments: While there does tend to be AWOLs/LOAs, the Wolverine doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.


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