Fleet changes are afoot, as we reach what is hopefully the end of a volatile summer in our fleet. FltCapt. Cascadia Rainier has been forced to step down from her roles as the commanding officer of the USS Excalibur-A, and Captain at Large for the Executive Council, due to real life workload. We wish her the best as she continues her pursuits in higher education. (She will remain a member of the group and will likely be around the forums occasionally, so say hello if you see her!)
As the Excalibur crew was without a commanding officer, we’re relaunching a vessel — the USS Constitution-B, which you can read more about on our wiki — under the command of Commander Shelther Faranster, by the writer who formerly played the first officer of the USS Apollo-A now with a new character. The crew of the Apollo and Excalibur were mixed together before we relaunched the Constitution, to rebalance both crews and make them stronger.
The Constitution is a vessel with a long history in our organization, going back among a half-dozen captains and crews. We look forward to the exciting new tales to come out of this reorganization, and we’re certainly hope for a more stable autumn among our fleet! Members of the Excalibur can keep in touch on the special thread for their crew on the forums.
The staff of UFOP: StarBase 118 would like to take a moment and recognize the officers — please be sure to congratulate these folks when you see them in the corridors of your vessel!
- Sundassa Faranster to Commander
- Guinevere Gardener to Lieutenant JG
- L’Ral Rai’ow to Lieutenant JG
- Tarsii Asmara to Lieutenant JG
- Rendal Rennyn to Lieutenant
- Tamaiti Scott to Lieutenant
- Avery-Walker to Lieutenant JG
The Captains Council of UFOP: StarBase 118 is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Commander Sundassa Faranster to the rank of commander. Commander Faranster serves on the USS Apollo-A as the First Officer to RAdml. Andrus Jaxx.
Faranster has been a member since January of 2013, and has served on the Apollo under Jaxx for her entire career. She previously played the role of Medical officer, and Chief Medical officer. She has recently distinguished herself as a member of the Academy Training team.
Be sure to stop by and offer your congratulations to Commander Faranster, as we wish her luck in her career with UFOP: StarBase 118, and the USS Apollo-A.
After the alien vessel’s AI, Rapture, made itself known on the bridge of the USS Aegis, NCC-74323, Lieutenant Commander Sundassa Faranster spoke with the ambassador of the alien species, and agreed to assist them, asking them to send over details of what was needed.
While they waited, Sundassa worked with Lieutenant Commander Jalana Laxyn to organize a team that would go to the other ship, consisting of their Engineer, Lieutenant JG Eileen McCleran, Nurse Ensign Dial. Since transporters didn’t work with the alien ship, they had to rely on a shuttle and their HCO Lieutenant JG Patrick McLeod to pilot it.
The team on the Aegis continued to try to scan and get answers about the strange aliens while their away team shipped out. Ensign Ar’jin working on deciphering the scans of the ship.
Once the away team got over there, the away team separated to get the work done, while Laxyn went to meet the Elder. While Laxyn was with the Elder, the Ambassador took things wrong, attacked and imprisoned some of the away team, causing a lock down on the ship, and the Aegis crew was left to negotiate the return of their crew mates.
The captured team escaped during negotiations and made their way to the shuttle bay with the assistance of the AI and some of the aliens, while the Elder offered Laxyn use of his emergency escape pod.