Captains Log, B’Etor Kas Hon’Tihl recording. Stardate: 89082.28
Admiral Quinn contacted us today with a new mission. One I’m not entirely pleased with.
Reccently Admiral T’Nae dispatched us to Iconia in the search of Empress Sela. Why the Portland was chosen for this I have no idea, and I really don’t buy the “closest ship on the scene” bullcrap when we were almost 20 parsecs away… either way, while we were there we came under attack from an unknown vessel, one that phased out within a second of opening fire on us. It was a concentrated Anti-Proton beam, cut straight through 4 decks and caused significant damage to the starboard impulse engine. Luckily no one was hurt.
After the ship disappeared we tried to scan for it, however there was nothing. Sensor logs also didn’t capture anything reliable at the time. The Iconians seemed to have been involved this whole time. I’m worried Obisek might have been right this whole time.
After this, I took an away team down to the planet – the place was crawling with Remans and Romulans. We had to work our way through them, didn’t even put up much of a fight. We worked our way down to the bottom to find the former Preator Taris. Almost 20 years ago since the Hobus incident… she couldn’t have cared less about the consequences of her actions, the Iconians have consumed her life from then. What must they have offered her, to kill her own people? Destroy her own homeworld? Starfleet wouldn’t give me the chance to… extract the information myself, the USS Lakota has taken Taris away to be interegated by intelegence. Lucky for Taris, I guess.
We destroyed the Iconian gateway which has left quite a large crater on the surface now. I doubt there is anything left at all, which is making me wonder why we’re being sent back there. Not to mention the Portland is a border patrol vessel, we have no adequate sensors to pick apart anything from this. We’re en route, but only at Warp 2… I’ll talk to Admiral Quinn or T’Nae in the morning about this.
As we mentioned to you all a couple months ago, we wanted to implement a "town hall" type of council meeting during community day. This "Town Hall" will allow the council to brief the members about what is going on in the community, allow members to ask the council questions, and will allow members to address the council. Since this is the first time we're attempting something like this (and I'm not familiar of anything like this being attempted in any other community), we expect some bumps in the road. To help prevent this, we've put a system in place to help make sure that people who wish to ask questions/make a statement can be assured that they will be recognized and that we won't run out of time.
If you'd like to submit a question to the council, PM your question to Jenson. Please keep in mind that the rules of the CoC will apply during this event, so please frame your questions appropriately within the CoC guidelines. Also keep in mind that these questions should relate to TLO community issues, and shouldn't concern promotions or disciplinary actions by the council, as such discussions are kept private. As long as your question meets these guidelines, you'll be recognized to ask this question during the town hall meeting in the order your question was received. Once you ask your question, a member (or members) of the council will respond to your question. Please be certain to indicate in your PM if you'd like to actually ask the question on TS, or if you'd like Jenson to read it.
If you'd like to make a statement to the council, PM Jenson and let him know the topic of your statement, and a sentence or two describing what you're going to say. Once again, please keep the CoC in mind. A member may take up to 5 minutes to make a statement to the council, and the council will respond to the statement, if applicable. Again, members will be recognized in the order the statement was recieved. All statements to the council must be made by the member on TS, and can not be read by Jenson.
Although we will try to allow time for spontaneous questions during the "Town Hall" meeting, time constraints may or may not allow us to do so--so if you do have a question you'd like to ask the council publically, it's best to send them in in advance. Due to the time allotted for statements, all statement time must be reserved in advance.
This "Town Hall" meeting will occur after the awards ceremony on the TS server at 6:00 PM EST (11 PM GMT), and we're going to try to make sure it doesn't exceed an hour. The awards ceremony part of community day will occur at 4:00 PM EST (9 PM GMT).
If you have any questions, please contact Jenson. We're really looking forward to community day on Sunday (It's also our 1 year anniversary!), and I really think that this will help make the council more transparent.
Since the council hasn't received any questions for the "Town Hall" portion of community day, we've decided to merge it into the awards ceremony portion of community day. The council will still give you all a report on the state of TLO, but everyone seems to be satisfied that they're "in the loop" of all that's going on in the community, which is wonderful news
Our main reason for using TS was to have a more interactive exchange between members and councilors. Several members have informed us that they either don't have mics, or don't feel comfortable talking on TS, so we've decided to move the ceremony to IRC, so the ceremony will take place via chat. More information about how to access our IRC channel will be posted closer to time.
Also, since we're merging these into 1 event, we've changed the time for the awards ceremony so that we are starting at 5:00 PM EST (10 PM GMT) this Sunday, July 10th.
We're eager to hand out these promotions and awards and to recognize members for their hard work that has helped shape TLO into the great community it is today. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday as we celebrate our 1 year anniversary with our first awards ceremony!
As always, if you have any questions/comments/concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me!
he Last Outpost is proud to announce that our one year anniversary is here! July 10th 2011 will be celebrated with a special Community Day event, commemorating one year of roleplay and gaming here at TLO. Tune in for special live chat and ingame events this Sunday, including Council presentations and an awards ceremony! All members and guests are welcome to attend; learn more here.
Thanks to a generous donation from Grizz, we have already met and exceeded our donation goal of $14 for the month of July. Here's our financial status at a glance:
* Our current balance is $181.01 USD
* Costs this month were $51.10 USD ($19.95 servers + $3 webhosting + $28.15 domain renewal)
* We currently have enough standing funds to operate for another seven months, or another 3 months without going below $100 in funds.
Thanks again to all who have donated, both this month and over the past year - we appreciate your support!
SRPs & Server Activity
Though server activity slumped slightly this month on the regular RPG-X server, RPGXEF activity increased slightly, and TLO is proud to announce the following SRP updates:
* Star Trek: Ulysses had its finale last month! It is now competed. Congratulations to Telex Ferra for her successful conclusion.
* Replacing Ulysses is Star Trek: Dauntless, the winner of our SRP poll. Dauntless is written by Martin Thompson and Nancy Turton, and set to premiere tomorrow, 7 July 2011. Good luck!
* Along with Dauntless is Star Trek: Allegiance, a new mini-series by Vanguard and Grizz. Allegiance will be premiering tomorrow before Dauntless.
* Star Trek: Frontlines continues with its Season 1 finale this Sunday, before Community Day, and will then progress to Season 2!
* Star Trek: Banting continues next Sunday as well, before Frontlines, with its second episode - it's not too late to sign up!
* Finally, Star Trek: Schisms - Volume IV, Revolution remains on hiatus. A tentative resumption date has been set for mid-August.
Also, congrats to Grizz and Vanguard on their successful Allegiance event - the forerunner of our new mini-series! More events are in the pipeline; look for a new events poll soon.
The STO Division
STO division expansion continues under the leadership of Geoff Knightshade and Stark. Unfortunately, requisitions officer GSIO is currently on leave, but plans to return later in the month. More from the STO division heads is coming soon, and more events are planned as STO rolls into Season 4!
Finally, a word...
...from me, Veritas. I'd like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you, members and guests alike, for being here and helping to make TLO what it is today. It's been an incredible year - we've expanded far beyond what I'd first thought was possible, and it's all thanks to you. I can only look forward to another year of innovation for the RPG-X community, and another year of incredible SRPs, server events, and more. As always, both the Council as a while and I, personally, are here to answer your questions and help in any way we can. Thank you, again, for your dedication, work, and enjoyment.
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