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# 11
11-29-2011, 09:15 PM
Lieutenant's log, Stardate - 89501.65 (11/23/2011 21:28:35)

After my debrief with Starfleet Intelligence, I received a request from Admiral Quinn. Our orders once the Macross was out of dry dock is to go to the Paulson Nebula in the Lackey system. For some reason the Undine had interest in the nebula and Intelligence needs someone to go in. As we were the ones to oust the Undine from the Vulcan Ambassador, we were the ones selected.

Tala requested that we outfit the ship with new phaser arrays to compensate for the damage we took, unfortunately we did not get any requisition merits from the last few missions to proceed with that upgrade, so we will have to do without it this time.

Fernando was able to scrounge up some hull plating that would be added onto the current hull infrastructure for more protection, which he picked up a little too much so we'll have to salvage what we can when we see the next Ferrangi trader coming our way. He was also able to retrieve a Resilient shield array from one of the destroyed Klingon birds of prey in our last skirmish and replaced our current shield array system while repairs were being completed.

Tynza was able to requisition from a nearby ship a graviton generator. It's the thought that counts that she was able to find this but we currently do not have a use for it. We'll keep it online to boost the current tractor beam arrays.

Commander Winters was very kind, coming on board the Macross to talk in private about my current command. Handing over a bottle of Tranya as a good luck charm. "Since we've made it this far." He said, "And for quick thinking with the Undine incident." I was willing to open it up with him, but he was required to be on duty in a few hours.

We have a few more days of repairs ahead of us before Macross would take missions again, with this Paulson Nebula mission taking priority above the Klingon invasions. Tynza took requested leave off to go back to Andoria to visit her family, while Fernando was finishing installing the shield array. Tala insisted that she stay on board to oversee security, and update the duty officers. I believe she had different motive for staying aside from work. We did spend one night together, finishing up the duty roster, when she noticed the bottle of Tranya. As it was late and we didn't have dinner, she decided to make a traditional Andorian dinner with a few Terran dishes that she knew personally. The dinner was excellent, and we did take a few too many sips of the Tranya, but the evening was enjoyable with my first officer.

But I'm getting a little off track. Next week we will be picking up Tynza from Andoria and head to the Lackey system. With the Holographic work crews working day and night to repair the majority of the damage, the Macross will be fully operational by Stardate 89518.00.

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Lieutenant's log, Stardate 89518.35 (11/29/2011 23:42:09)

After picking up Tynza from Andoria, we arrived in the Lackey system to find the U.S.S. Valor under attack by Gorn frigates. Tala managed to lock onto all three frigates and strike each one once to let them know that the Valor was not alone. While she was heavily damaged, her shields stayed active long enough for us to dispatch the three frigates. Captain Stefan Marz contacted us stating that the Gorn were using the Paulson Nebula as a mining operation after hijacking it from Federation miners while they were mapping out the Paulson Nebula. Unfortunately they couldn't move without being offered some new Dilithium crystals to get their warp core back online. We managed to find a few of the Gorn mining sites and stole some of their ill gotten crystals , while fending off a cruiser that was stationed close by. They must have send a signal to their major mining operation in Lackey III, which Tynza confirmed, as another cruiser began attacking the Valor as we were making it back to them. That ship was destroyed very quickly thanks to Tala's quick shooting. Captain Marz mentioned that we would need Decalithium crystals to even attempt to go into the Paulson Nebula because of the dust clouds deeper in the nebula. We thanked him and he limped off to Starbase 157 once they made repairs.

We headed to Lackey III where we found the mining station, but it was guarded by a small cruiser and two frigates. After a quick dispatch we tried to take some of the Decalithium crystals, but our transporter locks were being scrambled. Tynza found the station jamming our signal with a larger cruiser sitting in waiting. She warned the jamming station to evacuate before we blow them up with spatial charges. The cruiser saw us and began to attack, which we dispatched like the last two and beamed the charges into the station, removing it from the rock it was attached to. Fernado then beamed the crystals to main engineering and outfitted the warp core with them, giving us 4.5% more output to survive the nebula. Which became our next stop.

When we arrived. Tynza found 5 large objects which we needed to scan. And the only one with anything on it was a very large asteroid with a Klingon base inside. Unfortunately a Raptor class bird of prey along with several dozen mines covered the area. We had to remove most of the mines and the Raptor to beam into the station.

Once there, we fought our way to the main computer core room, getting details of what was happening. The Klingons were using the Lackey system as a listening post in Federation space! We were able to download the computer core with a few more squads arriving to try and stop us. Once we finished downloading the information, Tala got a response from the Macross, stating that more Klingon warbirds were on their way. We took the chance we had and left before they arrived.

We're on our way now to Memory Alpha. Admiral Quinn had me talk with Lieutenant Egg about these anomalies we've been detecting. Apparently R&D needs these anomalies to develop better tools and systems.

Once we arrive, I'll be forwarding our information we gathered from the nebula over to Starfleet Intelligence. I'm sure Admiral Quinn will have another task for us to complete.

Lieutenant Valient, out
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Quest: Hide and Seek - Complete, Scientific Mandate - Enroute
Ship: ShiKahr Class - Light Cruiser
Name: U.S.S. Macross
Weapons: Phaser Beam Array Standard x2, Photon Torpedo x1
Deflector: Deflector Array, Standard
Impulse: Impulse Engine, Standard
Shield: Resilient Shield Array Mk I
Current Consoles:
Engineering: Console - Engineering - Diburnium Hull Plating Mk I
Science: Console - Science - Graviton Generator Mk I
Tactical: Console - Tactical - Phaser Relay Mk I
Current Bridge Officers:
Ensign Tactical Slot: Tala
Tactical Skills: Torp, HY 1 lvl 5, Photon Grenade 1 lvl 1
Ensign Science Slot: Tynza Esryb
Science Skills: TSS I lvl 3, Tachyon Harmonic I lvl 1
Ensign Engineer Slot: Fernando Mitch Opstein
Engineer Skills: EPtW lvl 4, Mine Barrier I lvl 1
Current Capt. Skills: Starship Command lvl 7, Energy Wep. Train. lvl 7, Warp Core Train. lvl 7, Starship Attack Vectors. Lvl 7, Eng team lead lvl 1, tactical team lead lvl 1

EC: 0
SM: 480
GPL: 0
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# 12
12-04-2011, 06:57 PM
Lieutenant's log, Stardate 89531.68 (12-04-2011 20:35:31)

As explained by Lieutenant Commander Egg, which he explained was something to do with Egghead scientists, we were told to go to Memory Alpha in the Alpha Centauri sector block. As this was a milk run mission to drop of some biological data to Commander Romaine, we should be back in touch with Admiral Quinn very soon.

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Lieutenant's log, Supplemental.

Commander Romaine was very nice in the discussion of the biological data that Lieutenant Commander Egg sent me to drop off. When she discussed how Research and Development was started and what I can do to help, I politely declined. I'm not one to study the data and create new parts for use. I'll let some of the other Captain's and Admirals order that.

For now, I'll stick with getting my orders from Admiral Quinn and Commander Williams. I wonder what's going on over at Earth Spacedock now?

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Lieutenant's log, Supplemental.

Speak of the devil and they appear. Admiral Quinn has contacted me about the the Klingon listening post that we discovered. Seems like that Starfleet doesn't like the fact that they're being eavesdropped on and asked the Macross to investigate. We're heading towards the Bomari System to track down this signal repeater and destroy it.

Tala and Fernando are ready to go, Tynza is still working with Commander Romaine about some of our samples we found all ready. We'll leave Memory Alpha when she's finished.

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Lieutenant's log, Stardate 89531.80

We arrived at Bomari and found a repeater for the signals coming from it. However it is being guarded by several Klingon Birds of prey. Before we proceeded, Ensign Tala suggested that we use the asteroids magnetic fields to hide from the Klingon patrols. As I wanted to get in and out of there as quickly as possible, I belayed that order and told the Conn to increase speed to full impulse. One group of ships found us and attacked us directly. Fearing they might alert the other patrols, we attacked with a vengeance and destroyed all three ships in a short amount of time. Tala then scanned the repeater and found the listening post between the binary moons of Bomari II. We will warp there and complete our mission.

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Lieutenant's log, Supplemental.

The Undine have done it again. Instead of a Federation Ambassador, they've infiltrated the Klingon listening outpost we were sent to destroy. When we arrived at Bomari II there were several transport inhibitors to stop us from beaming into the facility. This time I took a cautious approach and informed Tala we were only striking out at the inhibitors. The Klingons patrolling the area did not attack us first, and I want to stop the bloodshed if I can. So we snuck towards each inhibitor and firing two torpedoes at them, along with Tala's modifications to increase the explosions of the warheads. Each one detonated in a nice explosion. Once the inhibitors were down we beamed down to the facility.

We saw places we could begin setting spacial charges at, and I began to do so, when Fernando began heading to the next area and take care of another spacial charge. I swear, I am going to send him to tactical classes with Tala after this is all over. The damned idiot ran into a room full of Klingons and what did they do? Started attacking him and seeing if there was more! Luckily Tala and Tynza were able to assist and stun the rest of the Klingons before they alerted the whole facility.

We secured the rest of the spacial charges, only killing 7 more Klingons in the process. Tala then informed me that we should go ahead and up-link the computer cores to the Macross like the last facility before destroying them. A good thought and removed the rest of the Klingons in the center of the room. I think the Klingons on the left side of the room were very intently watching their screens, or had their ears covered to not hear the battle that was going on. Tynza began to link up the cores when an ambush of Klingons came and tried to stop us. As we defeated the Commander, he changed shape into the Undine and beamed off the facility onto their ship.

The Macross plotted it's warp path into an asteroid field. Apparently the Klingons were more interested in the Undine then us, as they only left a Raptor Escort ship to defend the facility. We beamed back on board and destroyed the escort before following the rest of the Klingons to the battle site where we all focused our firepower into getting rid of the Undine dreadnaught.

We took some minor plasma damage across the hull, nothing a few days to buff out if the hull plates are too damaged, but we made it out in one piece.

Klingon Commander R'az from his battleship hailed us, stating that because we helped them in destroying the Undine, he'd let us go, but we were to watch out next time, just not as politely as I put it.

Tala had a snarl on her face at that fact, but plotted a course out of the Bomari system. We will relay our finding with Starfleet Intelligence right away, along with the data we gathered.

Tala also found an upgrade to our phaser relays during our skirmish. I'm letting her work on the phasers with Fernando to increase their current output.

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Quest: Scientific Mandate - Complete, Stop the Signal - Complete
Ship: ShiKahr Class - Light Cruiser
Name: U.S.S. Macross
Weapons: Phaser Beam Array Standard x2, Photon Torpedo x1
Deflector: Deflector Array, Standard
Impulse: Impulse Engine, Standard
Shield: Resilient Shield Array Mk I
Current Consoles:
Engineering: Console - Engineering - Diburnium Hull Plating Mk I
Science: Console - Science - Graviton Generator Mk I
Tactical: Console - Tactical - Phaser Relay Mk II
Current Bridge Officers:
Ensign Tactical Slot: Tala
Tactical Skills: Torp, HY 1 lvl 5, Photon Grenade 1 lvl 2
Ensign Science Slot: Tynza Esryb
Science Skills: TSS I lvl 4, Tachyon Harmonic I lvl 4
Ensign Engineer Slot: Fernando Mitch Opstein
Engineer Skills: EPtW lvl 4, Mine Barrier I lvl 1
Current Capt. Skills: Starship Weapons Training lvl 7, Starship Batteries lvl 7, Starship Hull Repair lvl 8, Starship Shield Emitters lvl 5

EC: 10
Refined Dilithium: 94
GPL: 0
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(AN: Had to respec with the Season 5 Changes, so here is the new change, including Dilithium and skills.)
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# 13
12-04-2011, 08:59 PM
Lieutenant's log, Stardate - 89531.90 (12/4/2011 22:25:30)

Admiral Quinn requsted that we check out the Kassae system in the Regulus Sector block. They seem to have lost communications with the science station there and need a ship to check it out. Natually as the Macross was close by Quinn asked us to proceed.

When we got there, we found the Gorn attacking the station. We destroyed their ships in space around the station and beamed down to it. Once on the station, we realized that the damage was heavy and there were fires all over the station. Most of the research scientists had escaped but there were a few more who were trapped by the fires. The suppression system was destroyed in the initial attack run by the Gorn so we had to make due with the manual suppression tanks.

Once we beamed the surviors onto the Macross, they stated that they also had some people at the dig site at Kassae IV. We warped there and Tala tried to communicate with the site, however there were a few Gorn ships powering their weapons. We cleared the two ships out and beamed down to the site itself.

Tynza saw that the main building had a shield around the site and we couldn't scan inside. We found the three generators and took them out with minimal effort. As we reached the center building, a few Gorn were in the way. We attacked them and cleared them out so we could get to the Captain inside.

I've never seen a Gorn so huge before. This beast was over 12 feet high and three times wide as I am. And he came charging at me! Still if it wasn't for Fernando, Tala and Tynza I probably would be in sickbay for longer than I am now. I just managed to dodge one boulder thrown at me, when a second one caught my leg, almost crushing it. Still the Gorn disappared and we beamed up after him.

The Macross was ready and we set course to intercept him, disabling his engines and beaming the scientists on board. We contacted Starfleet to let them know what was happening, and Admiral Quinn himself to send a few ships to protect the scientists as the Gorn are starting to spread out and try to reclaim their old systems.

For now, we're ok. And we also picked up a new crew member from the site as well. Ensign Tordurag, I can't pronouce his name, so we call him Tor. He's a Pakled and found a way to stabalize our ships shields when we need it. A simple process that doesn't require extra resources aside from the science crews rerouting the shields through the warp core to boost them up.

The S.S. Azura II met up with us and we were able to sell off some unwanted items, getting some energy credits we desperately needed. Maybe Tala will stop badgering me about upgrading the weapons systems on board, since Ambassador Quinn felt we needed an upgrade after the last mission and sent us a better Phaser array. I'll sit with her on the next upgrade process when we get to station K-7.

We're headed to Regulus IV to meet with Lieutenant Miral Paris to assist with the Klingon Peace talks. Maybe this will be a simple escort mission and nothing will happen.

Lieutenant Valient, out
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Lieutenant's log, Supplemental.

As always, every single escort mission is a complete mis-representitive of how easy it seems. Murphy must me laughing at me.

When we arrived at Regulas IV, the Orions had blocked off all communications to the planet. Removing the ships were easy, however when we beamed down, Lt. Paris was there to meet us. She explained why she was reassigned from the U.S.S. Kirk because of her interesting genetics and how she saved some pilgrams in the Delta Quadrent. After doing some studies on it, I can see why some Klingons would think she is their savior.

Still we found out that a Klingon named B'Vat was behind the attack and was setting up to destroy the peace talks using spacial charges. Seeing as Klingon spacial charges are easy to defuse, we went ahead and removed the squads surrounding the charges, helping collonists that were in need of help. Tor was able to save all of them that were injured, while Fernando assisted me with the charges. Once we took care of them Lt. Paris suggested that we head inside, because B'Vat said he was waiting for a worthy opponent. Apparently that seemed to me myself.

After freeing the Diplomats from the terrorists, the Macross sent data to Tala, who found that there were more warbirds arriving. We beamed back up to the ship and I had Fernando put all power to the weapons, destroying both three ship flights.

Ambassador Kas of the Klingon High Council congradulated me on performing well, but not as well as one of them. Yet he knew what was going on with B'Vat and suggested that we work together. Once B'Vat arrived, we started to wear down his shields, and saw that we were about to destroy him when he warped out of the system. Damn Klingon *******! I swear when I get a chance I'll get rid of him. For now we're heading back to Earth Spacedock and Starfleet Academy to pick up recruits. We'll see how they handle day to day ship operations.

I promised Tala I'd visit for a duty roster update and assignments. I believe it's also going to be Bolian food this time.

Lieutenant Valient, out
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Quest: Researcher Rescue - Complete, The Kuvah'Magh - Complete
Ship: ShiKahr Class - Light Cruiser
Name: U.S.S. Macross
Weapons: Phaser Beam Array Standard x 1, Photon Torpedo x1, Phaser Beam Array Mk II [Acc] x1
Deflector: Deflector Array, Standard
Impulse: Impulse Engine, Standard
Shield: Resilient Shield Array Mk I
Current Consoles:
Engineering: Console - Engineering - Diburnium Hull Plating Mk I
Science: Console - Science - Graviton Generator Mk I
Tactical: Console - Tactical - Phaser Relay Mk II
Current Bridge Officers:
Ensign Tactical Slot: Tala
Tactical Skills: Torp, HY 1 lvl 5, Photon Grenade 1 lvl 2
Ensign Science Slot: Tynza Esryb
Science Skills: TSS I lvl 4, Tachyon Harmonic I lvl 4
Ensign Engineer Slot: Fernando Mitch Opstein
Engineer Skills: EPtW lvl 4, Mine Barrier I lvl 1
Current Capt. Skills: Starship Weapons Training lvl 7, Starship Batteries lvl 7, Starship Hull Repair lvl 8, Starship Shield Emitters lvl 7, Away Team Leader - Engineer Officers lvl 2

Away Team:
Tala
Skills: Photon Genade I lvl 4
Fernando
Skills:Mine Barrier I lvl 1
Tynza
Skills: Tachyon Harmonic I lvl 4
Tor
Skills: Hypospray-Dylovene I lvl 3

EC: 612
Refined Dilithium: 94
GPL: 0
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# 14 End of the line - Last Logs
12-18-2011, 12:48 PM
Lieutenant's log, Stardate 89567.36

Admiral Quinn has requested that U.S.S. Macross return to Earth Spacedock for the next assignment. Along the way, I was given new orders to beam to the Academy to speak to a Lieutenant Ferra, a Caitian. This return assignment was to allow our officers to grow. We now have twenty-nine new officers from Starfleet Academy, ready for assignments. I immediately started them working on some engineering, science and diplomatic assignments that needed to be worked on. Most of these assignments were completed without any fuss or injuries. I'll be keeping an eye on some of these recruits, along with my primary bridge officers.

Tala was able to discuss salvage some items from our last mission Admiral Quinn gave us. She, Tayna and Fernando are focusing on implementing the new deflector dish enhancements and increase our weapon abilities. I'm speaking with another Admiral for some spare requisitions. He said he would schedule something into time and forward some available requisitions if he could.

I got a very interesting surprise. Commander Williams was transferred and Captain Sulu has taken over his duties. It'll take some time for me to get used to that, but I hope that Commander Williams is safe with his new assignment.

Admiral Quinn has forwarded a communique to my terminal. I'll have to review the next mission before Macross sets out on her next mission. With these new Duty Officers, I will be able to handle assignments I wouldn't have been able to complete myself.

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Lieutenant's log, Supplemental

Tala was able to receive some upgrades for our weapons from the Admiral we were working with. He had some spare disruptor cannons which we were able to outfit the Macross. We've disabled our Torpedo system, which has Tala a little upset, but she will be fine once we acquire Quantum Torpedoes for our systems. Still the cannons have a little more kick, but not a lot of angle of fire. Tala is working on some patterns to use with the current phaser array we've got.

Fernando received some deflector upgrades, shields and impulse upgrades. Along with a phaser rifle and armor. The Admiral will send some more once he can dig through his requisition stores. We sold some of the upgrades, as we couldn't use them exactly, which gave us enough credits to purchase the correct items we need from other vendors.

We're leaving Earth Space dock to complete another mission.

Lieutenant Valient, out
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Lieutenant's log, Stardate 89569.34

We were ambushed by a Klingon attack force coming across the the quadrant. We took little damage and all systems are nominal. Macross is en route to the Celes Nebula to complete a mission Quinn gave us. Hopefully without any more strike forces attacking.

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Lieutenant's log, Stardate 89569.36 (12/18/2011 14:36)

Tala received a distressing call from Starbase 24. We are en route to assist with the attack from the Klingons.

Lieutenant Valient, out.
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Admiral Quinn's log, Stardate 89569.41 (12/18/2011 15:06)

It is with great regret that I send this log to the loved ones of the U.S.S. Macross. The U.S.S. Macross was destroyed saving the lives of those on Starbase 24 when a secondary wave of Klingon Battleships warped in on top of the Macross saving another ship, which also did not make it with the onslaught of Klingon ships.

Commanding the ship was Lieutenant James R. Valient. First Officer, Tala. Chief Medical officer Tynza Esryb. Chief Science officer Tordulag. Chief Engineer officer Fernando Mitch Opstein. All 200 crew members of the Macross were killed in action during a warp core breach after twenty Klingon ships opened fired upon the Macross. We were able to get the last few minutes of the Macross's bridge video logs before her core exploded.

[LT Valient] "Tala, return fire to the fighters attacking us. I want us to come about two-seven-eight mark four. Concentrate forward cannons upon the closest..."
[Large explosion from the console left of the command chair]
[Ensign Tala] "Captain, we've lost forward and starboard shields."
[Ensign Fernando] "James, Starboard nacelle breached. We're leaking plasma into space."
[LT Valient] "Fernando, reroute power to the impulse engines, I want us away.."
[Another explosion, this time behind the command chair tossing Tynza from her console]
[Ensign Tala] "Hull Breaches on desk 4, 7 and 15. Main Engineering is detecting a warp core breach in progress."
[Ensign Fernando] "We're loosing her James!"
[Ensign Tala] "Rerouting shields to starboard."
[LT Valient] "Forget the shields, there's too many of them. All hands, abandon ship!"
[Two more explosions, then the video is disrupted]

With all due respect, I believed that Lieutenant Valient would have made a fine captain and officer. He took the risks needed to protect Starbase 24 from the Klingon attack force. The Macross will surely be missed along with her crew.

We at Starfleet salute you.

Admiral Quinn, signing off.
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Final logs

Quest: Fleet action, Starbase 24 - KIA
Ship: ShiKahr Class - Light Cruiser
Name: U.S.S. Macross
Weapons: Disruptor Dual Heavy Cannons Mk II [CrtD] [Dmg]x2, Phaser Beam Array Mk II x1
Deflector: [Positron Deflector Array Mk II [FlwC]
Impulse: Impulse Engine, Standard
Shield: Resilient Shield Array Mk II [Dis]
Current Consoles:
Engineering: Console - Engineering - Diburnium Hull Plating Mk I
Science: Console - Science - Graviton Generator Mk I
Tactical: Console - Tactical - Phaser Relay Mk II
Current Bridge Officers:
Ensign Tactical Slot: Tala
Tactical Skills: Torp, HY 1 lvl 5, Photon Grenade 1 lvl 2
Ensign Science Slot: Tynza Esryb
Science Skills: TSS I lvl 4, Tachyon Harmonic I lvl 4
Ensign Engineer Slot: Fernando Mitch Opstein
Engineer Skills: EPtW lvl 4, Mine Barrier I lvl 1
Current Capt. Skills: Starship Weapons Training lvl 7, Starship Batteries lvl 7, Starship Hull Repair lvl 8, Starship Shield Emitters lvl 7, Away Team Leader - Engineer Officers lvl 2
Current Capt. Rank. Lieutenant Step 9.

EC: 16372
GPL: 0
Dilithium: 379
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# 15
12-18-2011, 04:16 PM
This is the end of the first DiD character. Lieutenant James R. Valient. Hope everyone enjoyed it. I'll possibly make another character and see if I can do better this time.
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# 16
03-07-2012, 10:20 AM
This was a fun little game. Sorry to see the "GAME OVER" come so early on, though.

I'd definitely recommend trying again with a new character. However, this time, I'd suggest trying one of the Lieutenant Level C-Store Ships, namely either the NX Replica or the Oberth. It might help in the survivability department.
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