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BigEd

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-USN Liberator
  -Crew Logs
    -Weapons
 
====== BEGIN FILE CONTENT =========

Not sure how to begin this report.  The USN Nike isn't back at base and all the upper brass are tight lipped about what happened.  So the rest of us are left to speculate on what fate encountered the ship.  Did it get sucked through a black hole and is just out of comms range?  Did it go down in battle?  Is it being retro-fit for some black ops mission?  Whatever happened to it is apparently WAY above my pay grade.

I was assigned to the USN Liberator instead this week.  It has a seasoned captain and probably the best pilot in the galaxy (no wonder he gets all the [CENSORED] babes).  We also had some new guys, but considering how many ships we lose these days, its no wonder we have so much turn over among the crew.

The good thing about the USN Liberator is that it was BRAND FRIGGIN' NEW!  I had to take the protective wrap off my console new.  This wasn't no light weight scout either.  She had ALL the right stuff in all the right places.

Well, the ship was new to all of us, and I'm sure he was taking us through the paces, but it seems like the captain sure loves his practice exercises.  He had us up and down the galaxy fighting all kinds of stuff.  We had one washout.  Not sure if he couldn't take the pressure, hooked up with another crew, or just missed getting back on ship after leave.  Hopefully we'll see him around again.  He was new, but he was pretty good.

For the most part, training was pretty mundane, but there was one time I pinched sphincter, when we just about ran straight into a space mine.  I don't have much long range view on the weapons console so when those mines showed up on screen I knew they were close and they kept getting closer.  I mean they were within manual beam range close.  We did a quick 90 and got the hell out of there.  It is nice to know the fart filter on these new control chairs works really well.

The first official mission we deployed on caught us completely off guard.  We were all hanging out in the enlisted mess hall when the alarms went off.  A distress beacon had been picked up and one of our nearby sectors was under full attack.

We scrambled for our ships and buckled in.  Fired up the consoles and prepared to leave port.  The brass was sending three ships, the Liberator, the Basroil and, well, I can't remember what ship the other one was.  I must have hit my heard harder on the bulkhead than I thought when we bounced off the Command Outpost.

When we finally got into contested space, it was chaos.  There were ships everywhere, the comms traffic from the outpost stations was so thick I finally turned off everything but ship communications.  The civvies are so quick to panic.  Oh well, if they didn't get their socks scared off once in a while, why would they keep paying for our services?

We loaded up an Omega 3 as soon as we saw the situation.  So, I knew we were in for some fun.  We split up like usual and took to "aggressively negotiating" with the enemy ships.  Unfortunately, we were actually trying to get them to surrender.  I know the SOP's say to stop firing once they stick the white flag out the port hole, but you can't trust these guys.

There was one ship that surrendered and resumed hostilities three times before our Captain told the Captain on the Basroil to ignore the next surrender and continue negotiating a permanent surrender.

Doesn't matter, the USN wants to maintain peace in the galaxy and sometimes that means we have to hand out a school yard whoopin' to remind them who's the big dog in this sector.

Had a few quirks with the new ship.  The torpedo tubes malfunctioned once, and wouldn't fire the Omega 3 properly.  The EMP ended up getting stuck in the tube and didn't fire till well after the nuke had hit the enemy fleet.

Then another time I was trying to load an Omega 3 but they kept jamming and re-loading the torpedo's.  They did eventually load, but we never used them.  I'll have to let our new engineer know about Arrew's Space Whale Oil.  That stuff worked wonders on the Basroil.

Fortunately we didn't have to rely on the torpedo's much.  We had a good engineer transfer in from another ship and he knew how to work his DamCon teams.  He was making my beam emitters sing.  We rarely needed anything other than a Delta 2, which is manual beams at close range.  Which also means my trigger finger is WORN OUT...

It was good to head back to base once the sector had calmed down.  I was hoping we'd stop at the civilian station in this sector, but the Captain engaged the auto pilot and let us all retire to our bunks.

Overall, good mission.  Worn out, ready for a drink, but I'll be back if the alarms go off again.

Ensign "BigEd"

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These are great!
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I have to say, these seem to get better every time. I loved the sensor bit and aggressive negotiation. I may have to start logging these once we get the official site worked out. 
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Hey, I was the engineer on the Nike. I wasn't that bad. Didn't set off the self destruct once!
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I would love for there to be a place to submit and read logs like these!
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I could try to get something worked out. The current alpha of the site is up and running, but I won't share it on here for obvious reasons. If you all want to take a peak, you can get a hold of me on the TS.

Anyways, yes, these logs always get better and better and better!

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