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May for the USS Avandar

Having managed to track at least some of their stolen equipment, the crew of the USS Avandar set about reclaiming it. The Away Team sent to try and achieve this quietly almost managed to do just that – but almost was not quite good enough, and it took some fast talking and a timely beam out to avoid them being arrested for, of all things, theft.

In the meantime, Captain Vetri’s undesired conference trip to Deep Space 6 ended with the arrival of a number of new transfers to the ship’s crew, giving her a great deal more company on the trip back home – a trip that was to prove far more eventful than the last one….

Safe and secure back on the ship, with part of the haul recovered, the crew set course for their next objective to finish the job. This time, things went more smoothly, with smaller teams spreading out to search and recover, and the thieves themselves were successfully tracked down. With the crew back together again – after a rather hair-raising confrontation with the Romulans still living in their old D7 near the Rabbit Hole for the Captain and her companions – the Avandar is now working with the local authorities to close the net on the raiders once and for all…


April for the Apollo and Avandar

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USS Apollo

The crew of the USS Apollo, NCC-71669, are about to arrive at the planet Izar for shore leave. Many members of the crew have started planning their festivities. With so much to offer, some are planning a trip to the beach, or even up in the mountains.

While en route to their vacation destination, a couple of strange occurrences have happened. The Chief of Security and a couple engineers are investigating an issue with the replicator system. It has obtained a virus and is replicating odd foods when something is ordered. At the same time, a disappearance has occurred on the ship. On the eve of their arrival, Fleet Captain Jaxx has put two teams on these cases. The hope is that answers will be found before they arrive for shore leave.

The rest of the crew has been socializing in Complex 39, taking in some drinks and conversation. Others can be spotted finishing up some work before their leave begins.

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USS Avandar

The Avandar crew, with creative use of the asteroid field they were stuck in, managed to drive off the alien raiders that had boarded the ship, even managing to land significant, though not crippling, hits on the attacking vessel despite the ship’s tactical systems being compromised by electronic attack. Fortunately, the fact they were fighting back, plus the arrival of two new ships in the area, drove the raiders to retreat.

The newcomers introduced themselves as an independent military force, a form of freelance law enforcement. Their commander, a Xomite by the name of Challno, agreed to join efforts with the Avandar crew in the pursuit of the Alr’n raiders, who he had apparently been chasing for some time, after being ‘requested’ to hunt them down by a number of worlds who accused the Alr’n of piracy and other similar activities.

Meeting with LtCmdr Dickens and a number of other officers, Challno put forward a trio of possible locations the raiders could be trying to use to fence their stolen goods. Deciding to go along with the idea, despite some doubts about just how truthful Challno was being, the Avandar crew agreed to investigate one of the possibilities, the trading world of Shalin.

Once main systems were fixed, the Avandar got underway with only a few minor issues still plaguing the ship, such as virus-infected replicators spewing large amounts of gagh into any number of places throughout the vessel, much to the annoyance of the crew.


March for USS Avandar

Avandar ThumbnailBack out beyond the Romulan Empire once again, the USS Avandar soon found itself receiving an automated distress call from an unidentified ship. When they investigated, the crew found the source of the signal to be inside an asteroid field, a field who’s chemical composition made attempts to scan less than effective.

With caution, the Avandar began getting closer, and was eventually able to detect a pair of ships – one little more than wreckage, whilst the other was very much active. Before much could be done to react to this discovery, the Avandar began suffering massive power drain, quickly identified as coming from something among the asteroids. To add to the trouble, the active one of the ships they’d found moved to attack.

Within minutes, the Avandar’s crew had some major problems on their hands – not least of which was the fact that the power drain had effectively stripped the ship of it’s shields and allowed boarders to infiltrate and begin grabbing anything they could. The intruders were repelled, but not without the loss of a fair amount of hardware, and their ship broke away. The Avandar is now left with deciding what to do about the attack, and also how best to deal with their first contact with a species that they had only ever really encountered in old second-hand Romulan reports.


February for the USS Avandar

Avandar ThumbnailAfter some dealings with the Rubari, a species from the dimension they call Atmospheric Space, a plan was made to close the portal that connected the two universes and the Rubari on board the Avandar was sent to its ship via a rift that formed inside the ship the gate started to close.

When things seemed to be going back to normal and Lt. Cmdr. Dickens returned with Lt. Cmdr. T’Lea and Ensign Jolara from Poseidon, a potential new threat appeared in the form of a Cardassian named Satel that seemed to know a lot more about the crew and their activities than many seemed comfortable with…

After doing her best to spook the crew, she cloaked her ship once more and departed without further incident – which was helpful given that shortly after that a new trade specialist arrived to join the crew and help deal with any cultures the Avandar might find when it returned to the far side of Romulan space.

As some minor checks were done on the ship and after a staff meeting that included revealing the fact that Captain Vetri was being summoned to a security conference, the Avandar is ready for it’s next mission, temporarily under the commanded of First Officer Lt. Cmdr. Marcus Dickens.


January for the USS Avandar

Avandar ThumbnailWith interphasic rifts making navigation around Poseidon increasingly hazardous with their erratic shifting, the crew of the USS Avandar get to work trying to find a way to avoid a potential catastrophe.

Help came from an unexpected angle, with contact being made with the other side of the rifts – and the Rubari, the explorers of their own dimension who were accidentally responsible for what was going on. The Avandar’s missing crew were confirmed to be on the Rubari ship, and it turned out the displacement wasn’t one-sided, with one of their crew lost and confused on the Avandar.

Inter-dimensional collaboration had a plan formed to neutralise the rifts, whilst a plan was worked on to get the stray Rubari back to his own ship. Retrieving the Avandar’s people turned out to be easier than expected, however, when they were caught in another rift – and were dumped into Poseidon’s ocean.

Lieutenant Commander Dickens led a rescue in a shuttlecraft, which very early had an unfortunately wet experience of it’s own, but the pair were recovered safely, and the last preparations to clean up the mess local space/time got under way.

Follow the crew of the Avandar through February here!


The Avandar Through December

Avandar ThumbnailWith repairs all but complete and the crew having had a chance for some R&R, the USS Avandar made final preparations to leave Poseidon and resume it’s mission of exploration – only have the ship’s sensors detect a rapidly forming nebula a relatively short distance away from the Poseidon system, with no clue at all as to why it might be appearing. Since the ship was not totally ready for action at that point, a probe was launched to get a closer look at this phenomenon and to see if any hints as to it’s nature could be gleaned.

What actually transpired was even more unexpected. With as little warning as had heralded it’s appearance, the nebula vanished mere moments after the probe detected signs of some form of subspace distortion in the middle of it. The science team, as well as the rest of the crew, had little opportunity to think on this, however, before it reappeared again close enough to cover most of the system, Poseidon and the Avandar included.

With what seem to be a form of interphasic rifts popping in and out of existence around them, the Avandar’s crew are trying hard to work out how to prevent major damage to themselves and the planet, as well as retrieve two of their crewmates who have apparently been lost through a rift that formed inside the ship itself – officers who are now in the middle of possibly the oddest first-contact situation they could have imagined.

Follow the crew of the Avandar into January here!


November Plot Summary: USS Avandar

Avandar ThumbnailAfter their time on the far side of Romulan space, the unfortunate events that occurred there, and a far too close for comfort brush with the KDF during the recent conflict, the crew of the USS Avandar were more than happy to take a little time to themselves when the ship arrived at the water world of Poseidon.

With the Avandar‘s share of the refugees from Gateway Station safely transferred to the USS Syria to be given proper care and assistance, and work underway to patch the hole left in the hull by a Klingon boarding craft, nobody wasted much time in getting their feet wet and taking care of some personal business. Whether it was Lieutenant Commander T’Lea’s underwater caving expedition with Ensign Ben’thal, preparations for the beach party the security chief suggested, the purely legalistic wedding of Lieutenant Robins and Chief Valaine, or anything else,  nobody passed up the chance to put recent stressed behind them.

After the chance to blow off some steam, everyone is getting the ship good and ready for its next mission – but have no idea that their next encounter with the unknown is already heading right their way….


October Plot Summary: USS Avandar

In an attempt to prevent the loss of civilian lives, the USS Avandar focussed it’s efforts on trying to stop the swarm of gravimetric mines heading for Gateway Station, it’s tactical crews working hard to shoot the attacking drones down. In the meantime the USS Drake, along with an ad-hoc fighter wing piloted by members of their own crew, as well as volunteers from the Avandar and Gateway Station itself, ran interference to try and make sure the Klingon ships still in the area kept their distance.

The arrival Klingon reinforcements, including a carrier, turned the situation for the worse as far as the Starfleet ships are concerned. In a rather desperate attempt to keep things under control, Captain Vetri tried a diplomatic approach to buy some time. Unfortunately, the attempt didn’t pay off to well – both Starfleet ships found themselves boarded.


September Plot Summary: USS Avandar

With tensions high due to the conflict between the Klingon and Romulan Empires, the USS Avandar arrived at its designated patrol area with the intent of trying to keep as good an eye on what was going on across the border as possible without landing itself in undue trouble. This did not go entirely according to plan.

Just as they were getting settled in to their new assignment, the Avandar’s crew received an emergency distress call from another Starfleet vessel – the USS Drake – which reported itself under attack by a Klingon ship. Making best speed to Gateway Station and the Drake’s location, the Avandar was able to make a sufficiently dramatic entrance that the Klingon ship withdrew, leaving the Drake and Avandar to establish just how serious the impact of the attack had been.

It turned out that the impact was quite serious, though not for the reasons first thought. When the alien beacon the Drake’s crew had been working on Gateway Station gave off a significant energy surge, disrupting local subspace, it also uncovered a swarm of gravitic mines the Klingon ship had left behind ass it withdrew – mines that were now homing in on both the beacon and the civilian station it was aboard…

For more, check out the Avandar’s Google Group!


August Plot Summary: USS Avandar

With a little creativity on the part of those aboard the USS Avandar, the Away Team was found once more and returned to the ship – though not totally unscathed by their experiences with the entity they encountered inside the comet. Unfortunately, the crew were not able to take advantage of the opportunity to study what it’s custodian considered an archive of experiences from a number of species as orders came through from Starfleet Command for the Avandar to return to Federation space.

With the Klingon Empire making a move on Romulan territory, the Avandar is redeploying to provide surveillance of as much of the contested region as they can without getting into the line of fire until a more comprehensive sensor network is brought online by another of the ships in the area. With a lot of Starfleet’s assets tied up with other activities, however – many of which are connected to the conflict – it remains to be seen if the Avandar will be able to successfully hold it’s own against the almost inevitable response when their watchful eye is noticed.

For more information, check out the Avandar’s Google Group!


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