Jan 14, 18
We are finally back from holiday stand down. It is good to see the crew all back on the bridge. This was our final duty shift before we launch for the deep space mission. Command assigned me a lucky 7 combat drill. The Lucky Seven test requires you to complete a single front combat mission, level 7, in 60 minutes or less using a Scout vessel only. All configurations of the combat simulation can be set to many, with default sensor range and no modifications to both enemy and player's vessel.
The lucky seven combat drill was a complete success. All enemies destroyed and completed within 37 min. There were six main groups of enemies. The three larger enemy groups were destroyed using taunting and mine fields. The three smaller enemy groups were destroyed using a combination of EMP's, Echo 1 runs, and Delta 2 maneuvers. With one Torgoth Goliath giving us a difficult time. A secret code case was used to defeat the Goliath. While 2 enemy groups and a pack of piranhas did attack both DS1 and DS2 we did not lose any stations. Although we did lose all friendly combat ready ships.
Cdr. Eric Varga was also assigned a training patrol mission which was also very successful.
The patrol training mission was a successful excursion, 41 enemies, and 3 neutrals where either destroyed or routed with 4 friendly ship casualties. Though a peaceful beginning during our patrol with no known hostile contacts we began seeing a front forming near DS2 in and around grid D4 mark 1, this is where we engaged all hostile combatants. Enemies where primarily dealt with by using both delta and, echo maneuvers. The total time of the mission was 30 minutes. Cdr. Varga has shown he has strong command skills and I know he is the right choice as first officer for the upcoming mission.
The crews performance was nothing short of amazing. They all responded perfectly and communication was spot on. I can not put into words how proud I am of how well the crew did. We all have made such a huge improvement in such a short time. I am beyond confident the crew is ready for the huge challenge that will be the deep space mission.
We did a final test of our upgraded senor array today and everything is working perfectly. With all the bugs finally worked out Cdr. Sebastian Mouriopoulos is relieved that stellar cartography can be working at 100% efficiency.
I was given my final deep space mission briefing this evening. Oddly enough an intelligence officer was involved with this briefing. Without revealing any sensitive information the mission details are:
We are to proceed to the Aurelian sector in USFP space where a gate of unknown origin has been discovered. The TSN Hamilton is to enter the gate and explore unknown space. The TSN Hermies (A scout class vessel) went through the gate to do short range recon. Last reports was all clear and no contact made with initial scans. There will be an automated station for communication only. We will also be assigned 10 marines for security reasons.
Our primary mission is to explore unknown space. We are to record and report any and all scientific data.
We also have diplomatic orders where we are no to make contact with underdeveloped civilizations. We are to observe and document only.
For any developed civilizations we are to act as ambassadors of the USFP. We are to make a complete tactical report as well ad diplomatic report on if the civilization could be a potential allies. We are NOT to upset the local civilizations. We must follow all laws and customs the best we can.
Also we have finally found a new chef.