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# 64
03-08-2013, 08:19 AM
Now some news updates from the 26th Fleet!
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FRM: STARFLEET COMMAND, ETA ERINDI HQ
TO: SB381
RE: SET CONDITION 1SQ
STARDATE 90767.48

BE ADVISED: GORN HEGEMONY STARSHIPS HAVE BEEN RECORDED DEPARTING DRAKONIS III SHIPYARDS, BOUND FOR TAU DEWA SECTOR. INTELLIGENCE SUGGESTS THAT THE KDF IS ATTEMPTING TO BLOCKADE STARFLEET / CIVILIAN TRAFFIC INTO THE REGION.

26TH FLEET IS ORDERED TO INTERCEPT GORN UNITS TO PREVENT BLOCKADE. IN THE EVENT THAT INTERCEPTION FAILS, STARFLEET WILL LOSE ACCESS TO THE NEW ROMULUS STAR SYSTEM AND NEIGHBORING SECTORS.

HOSTILE FORCE NUMBERS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE BUT EXPECTED TO EXCEED THIRTY UNITS OF VARIABLE TONNAGE.

*******END TRANSMISSION*******
The CRYSTALLINE ENTITY event previously listed on this page has been cancelled and retconned. Apparently, the queue system is problematic at best. To prevent undue headaches, a new Fleet Action has been chosen for this evening's enjoyment. Tonight 28 February 2013, we will be rounding up those willing or able to participate in an IC Fleet action against the Gorn Minefield. Game rules will be listed at event time. All players wishing to take part, be they 26th Fleet or not, be in the 26th Fleet OOC chat channel, and in orbit of Starbase 381 by 1900hrs EST (7pm EST). Bring appropriate repair kits and consumables. This is an In-Character event.

While the Gorn moved in on Tau Dewa, the Orions and the Nausicans assaulted Starbase 381, requiring the combined forces of the 26th Fleet and Task Force Argo to beat back the invading horde! While battle was eventually won by Starfleet, the KDF's allies had done what they'd come for... Praetorian floats disabled in the void, with her crew struggling to pick up the pieces.

During the assault, Commander Alex Winters was killed in action. With the loss of the station's XO and the CO injured, a new XO had to step up. Enter Lt. Commander Fiona Mackenzie
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Stardate: 90768.08

Lt. Commander Fiona MacKenzie reporting

It's been several hours since the attack on SB381 and everyone is still reeling from it; myself included. What was initially thought to be an attempt by the Gorn to blocade Federations forces in the Tau Dewa Sector, turned out to be a sneak attack by the Klingon Empire on Praetorian itself. Their last attack was meant to test our battle readiness; this time, they sought to cripple us. And even outright destroy us.

The fleet mobilized immediately to first escort the civilians traffic safely out of the system, an to deal with the attacking forces. The Klingons and their Orion and Naussican allies assaulted the starbase and our facilites all at once, causing severe damage to the station, as well as the industrial Fabricator. The 26th Fleet however mustered their strength and fought back fiercely to repel the attackers and defend our home. The casulty lists are...extensive. Sickbay was filled to capacity, but thanks to the efforts of Commander Primus and other the fleet captains, a lot of lives were saved; as wounded were moved to their individual sickbays.

The losses in personnel were also staggering, including my predecessor, Commander Winters. When I was called to the Tactical deck by Captain Nightmoon, I wasn't sure to expect; but it was certainly not what she told me. "Captain Sprint has put you charge for the time being. You're the acting XO unitl he's fit for duty." I was floored by the announcement, as well as shocked and scared by the realization of what it meant. I was in charge of the entire stationl; at it's worse moment. A million thoughts ran through my head: what do I do? What if I screw up? What if I make things worse?

As these thoughts ran through my head, they were drowned out by the constants comm chatter coming from personnel on the station, and through the fleet. The fleet was in trouble, they needed someone to pull them together. Right. Now. I took a deep breath, relaxed, and stopped listening to the anxious voices in my head. That was when Admiral Hunter contacted me. She asked if what she heard was true. I confirmed it, as well as reporting the loss of Commander Winters. She then told me, she had all the confidence that I could do my job. Her encouragement was the motivation I needed at that moment. And I did what needed to be done. I started coordinating with the ships to move the wounded, dispatched search and rescue teams to locate people who may be trapped. I worked with Chief Ill'issin to get repairs done, and Commander Mercer to ensure sick bay continued to remain functional.

This is the first moment I've had a chance to sit down since everything that's happened. We're still a log way to go before Praetorian is fully repaired, but I'll make sure that the job is done. Everyone's counting on me and I will show them that I can be there for them.

I had always hoped that I would someday have my own command. This is not the most ideal of circumstances, but I'm an engineer. We thrive on adversity.

Can Ms Mackenzie earn the respect of her former peers and rise to the challenge of Starbase command? Can she make the life and death decisions required of a command level Starfleet officer? Come find out, on Star Trek Praetorian!

/cue_dramatic_music.
R. Admiral Corris Sprint (@sprint01)
Commanding Officer - 26th Fleet [RP]
Star Trek: Praetorian Official Website

Last edited by warpedcore; 03-08-2013 at 08:23 AM.