Mission #235: A Machete and a Question

USS Maxwell, NCC-21873, is a Nova-class science and survey vessel based out of Pinastri Colony on the Second Life Grid. We are currently a mission of exploration in the Hapke Cluster, an open star cluster of some 10,000 star systems. We are open to new crew! Please inquire with Captain Nora Gerhadsen or with Commander April Coswell. We are particularly interested in Science, Engineering and Operations officers.

Roleplay Times: Thursdays 6pm to 8pm SLT
Commanding Officer: Nora Gerhadsen
Executive Officer: April Coswell

Moderators: Nora Gerhadsen, April Coswell, JayceRebel

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Nora Gerhadsen
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Duty Post: Captain | USS Maxwell
Ship/Station Posted: USS Maxwell
Grid: Second Life
Location: ME
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191111.1545

Stardate: 191111

Mission Name: A Machete and a Question

Story Concept: Nora Gerhadsen/Sierah Schism

The following information is IN CHARACTER information.

Location: M501-1707 ("New Romulus") System

Alert Status: green

USS Maxwell is repairing damage from the Battle of New Romulus. Three Starfleet Battle Groups were victorious in their fight against the Romulans, and Starfleet prisoners were recovered. A treaty has apparently been agreed to, which will establish a Neutral Zone between these Imperial Romulans and the Federation in the Delta Quadrant. In the meantime, there are many people unaccounted for from the battle, including some crew from the Maxwell, and including the Maxwell's CO, who disappeared when Battle Group 3's flagship, USS Temeraire, was destroyed in battle. There isn't a lot of hope that the missing might be found, but Maxwell is going to look anyway. If our people can be found, we'll find them.

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In Service,
Somebody not Commodore Nora Gerhadsen, USS Maxwell, Commanding


OOC Notes:

- We'll start with a few OOC words about Veterans Day in the US and Armistice Day elsewhere in the world.

- Task Force Phoenix has concluded. This is the mop-up! We might go to a different sim for an Away Mission.

- As with the Task Force mission titles, the title for this mission was based on themes, places, people and concepts from the life and work of Dian Fossey: https://gorillafund.org/who-we-are/dian ... ossey-bio/ Her book, "Gorillas in the Mist," inspired a movie of the same name, and was the inspiration for the title of Maxwell's first Phoenix episode, "Romulans in the Mist."

* These duties are very general ideas, feel free to add to them and fill things in.

--> We are a science and survey ship. That means we find weird stuff sometimes. Create! Let's see what we all can come up with!

* Please allow people to do their jobs and be thoughtful of the fact that people join departments and divisions to do their jobs. Try not to step on their functions. If you have something to help someone (advise that they may or may not follow) instead of saying something publically, it might be more useful to IM them and discuss it with them.

* Departments should be working together. There should be enough possibilities for everyone as long as they all work together and cooperatively. Do not be afraid to do OOC planning in IM.

* This is more or less freeform, but please don't have it as "Q did this". We need to get ourselves out of our own jams (not that this has ever been a problem with this crew).

Remember that the point of all this is to have fun! Good luck and have at!
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Commodore Nora Gerhadsen
Commanding Officer, USS Maxwell NCC-21873
Vice Chief of UF Starfleet Operations
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Nora Gerhadsen
Command - Commodore
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Posts: 908
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Grid: Second Life
Location: ME
Been thanked: 14 times
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*Crew Roster*

Commanding Officer: Commodore Nora Gerhadsen

Chief of Operations/Second Officer: Commander Jayce Rebel

Chief Engineer: Commander Jak Forcella

Vice Chief of Security: Lt. Commander Sinbad Naiver (Nerfstriker2010)
Security Officer: Lieutenant Talon Silvercloud

Chief Medical Officer: Lt. Commander Ariel Arrowmint

Science Officer:Lieutenant JG Nyxie (nyxshadowchan Resident)
Civilian Scientist: Brad71 Mills

Guests:

Romulan Senator "Sovula": Commodore Aryela Dagger
Engineering Officer:Lieutenant Keth: Commander Kristoff Jameson
Security Officer: Commander Ruaelle Lionheart Tairov (RuaelleLionheart Resident)
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Commodore Nora Gerhadsen
Commanding Officer, USS Maxwell NCC-21873
Vice Chief of UF Starfleet Operations
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Nora Gerhadsen
Command - Commodore
Command - Commodore
Posts: 908
Joined: 120908.1807
Duty Post: Captain | USS Maxwell
Ship/Station Posted: USS Maxwell
Grid: Second Life
Location: ME
Been thanked: 14 times
Contact:

191111.2126

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United Federation Starfleet
USS Maxwell
=/\= Captain's Log =/\=
Commodore Nora Gerhadsen recording
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Command Log:

Stardate: 191111

Location: M501-1707 System, in orbit around M505-1707 II ("New Romulus")

Alert Status: green

USS Maxwell is in orbit around New Romulus, having recovered missing personnel from USS Temeraire, which was destroyed in battle, as well as a Romulan Senator who was imprisoned on the planet. The Battle for New Romulus has ended with a crucial victory for the Federation. We will apparently regain our lost colonies, including Pinastri, and the Romulans will withdraw to their positions prior to hostilities. We have suffered great losses, but we will rebuild.

Notes from the Battle of New Romulus

Detailed logs from this battle are recorded elsewhere, but suffice it to say that Maxwell, under temporary command of Captain Jayce Rebel, was assigned to Battle Group 3 while she was in the vicinity of New Romulus. Prior to the battle, she had gone in squadron with the captured Romulan vessel Silepkek to scout the system. Battle Group 3 was commanded by Commodore Nora Gerhadsen aboard USS Temeraire as flagship. During the battle, Temeraire was targeted first by a Scimitar-class battleship, which did critical damage, causing separation of the portside nacelle, and rendering her warp-incapable. Later in the battle, a Valdore-class warbird attacked the weakened Temeraire, and destroyed her. Shortly thereafter, the Scimitar-class battleship was destroyed, and the Romulan Fleet was broken.

Actions after the battle

At the battle's conclusion, USS Maxwell was ordered by Captain Walker Schmidt, acting Commander of Battle Group 3 aboard USS Thunderer, to search the wreckage of USS Temeraire to find survivors. Some were found in pods that were dead in space. All escape pods were accounted for, apart from pod #47. However, a broken ion trail led toward New Romulus (M501-1707 II). Following this ion trail led to indications of a crash site on a remote island on New Romulus. However, an energy shield prevented beaming, as well as sensor readings. A shuttle was sent to the surface with an Away Team. The team flew around the shield to land on the island. The team exited the shuttle and proceeded on foot; they were attacked by a group of Romulan wardens. The island was, in actuality, Carraya Prison colony, a high-security prison for high-profile prisoners.

The Away Team defeated the Romulan wardens. Shortly thereafter, the survivor of Pod #47, Commodore Nora Gerhadsen, approached the Away Team and identified herself. She brought with her a Romulan individual who eventually self-identified as Senator Sulau, a former Senator of the Romulan Star Empire who had been imprisoned on the island for the prior 4 1/2 standard years. Having collected the last unaccounted-for survivor of USS Temeraire, and having no further concern on the surface, the Away Team boarded the shuttle and returned to the Maxwell.

Medical scans of Commodore Gerhadsen and Senator Sulau revealed no serious injuries, though both had evidently suffered ordeals. Senator Sulau was malnourished, and both were quite dirty and had abrasions and other minor injuries. Both were treated and released. Senator Sulau has asked for asylum, and it has been granted. She will remain in Federation custody on board the Maxwell for the immediate future until she is turned over to authorities on Pinastri or some other appropriate facility. Eventually a decision will have to be made as to her disposition.

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Commodore Nora Gerhadsen, USS Maxwell commanding
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Commodore Nora Gerhadsen
Commanding Officer, USS Maxwell NCC-21873
Vice Chief of UF Starfleet Operations
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