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Author Topic: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'  (Read 5053 times)

claymsu

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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #75 on: April 05, 2018, 04:05:34 PM »

As the turbolift doors closed, Chase waited to catch his breath. Finally he was alone with a goddamn second to hear himself think.

He started to do a mental checklist.

"Ok, Once Donal and her team get to the Dragonfly, I'll need to figure out where we can safely board the Verlikon ship. Then I'll need to make sure we can safety maneuver on that ship to get to the prisoners. Then, I'll need to get in touch with Holden back on Enterprise--"

Then it hit Chase.

"Well, Shit." he said out loud to no one.

This ship needs her captain. I can't run off with Donal while we're still in the middle of a battle.

Chase realized he had let his single-mindedness about seeing this mission through to the end, and helping the Ondrin people, cloud his judgement.

"Computer, stop turbolift. Bridge"

The turbolift responded almost in one fluid motion. Seconds later he emerged back on the chaotic bridge and took his place in the Tactical pit.

"Mr. Holden, change of plans. I'm staying. Notify me when Lt. Donal and her team are on the Dragonfly".

Chase realized this was where he needed to be right now.
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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #76 on: April 12, 2018, 12:22:58 PM »

Chase's pronouncement that he will lead the boarding party midst the heat of battle has the effect of shocking his bridge crew. Holden is speechless, as Chase disengages from the tactical pit smart floor and bolts for the turbo-lift at the rear of the bridge. Even though Donal is excited by the prospect of unleashing her Red Shirts on the Verlicon, she too is surprised by the captain's cavalier attitude towards his own safety.

As the turbo-lift doors close, Chase can see the bridge recover from their captain's impulsive move after a brief moment, as Holden and Donal jump into action, absent of captain's commands. The BUG implant on Donal's head glows as she disengages from the smart floor and vaults over the railing near her, and begins making her way to the secondary turbo-lift.

As she enters the second turbo-lift, Donal calls over her shoulder to Holden, "Boarding party boots up in 30 seconds, sir."

"Shields at full! Cut off transporters from Venture. Open a channel to Ensign Perry!" Comm. Holden barks out orders as his hands dance across the 3D hologram in front of him.

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Seconds later Captain Chase re-emerges back onto the chaotic bridge. As the turbo-lift doors open, a computerized whistle sounds and a Red Shirt stationed on guard duty snaps to attention. "Captain on the bridge!" he calls out.

"Mr. Holden, change of plans. I'm staying." Chase proclaims as he strides out of the turbo-lift. The Enterprise is buffeted with more disruptor fire from the Verlicon ships. Chase weaves his way from the turbo-lift to the tactical pit as the bridge rocks under the enemy fire. As his feet lock into the tactical pit's smart floor, Chase adds, "Notify me when Lt. Donal and her team are on the Dragonfly."

The look on Holden's face says it all: Relief. That Chase has returned to do his duty. Relief that his captain can admit a mistake. That his captain knows his place is on the bridge leading his crew. "Boarding party boots up in 30 seconds, sir."

"Shields at 80 percent," Lt. Jax calls out across the bridge.


[Approximate position of all ships in the battle]
                                   
               
Venture ----- Verlicon--- Enterprise-------Verlicon (lead ship)
                                    Verlicon   
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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #77 on: April 13, 2018, 04:25:30 PM »

Chase takes a deep breath.

"Ok, let's do this" he said to himself.

"Mr Holden while the Dragonfly is headed over to the lead ship, let's deal with her sisters. Prepare to disable the two smaller ships!"
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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #78 on: April 13, 2018, 04:39:18 PM »

Chase added "Mr Holden, let's take out their weapons systems. Fire phasers!"
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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #79 on: April 14, 2018, 01:10:31 PM »

"Aye, sir," Holden calmly states as he returns to manipulating the 3D projection in front of them. Chase sees immediately that his executive officer is not only cool under pressure, but that he is a immensely competent command tactician. Chase recognizes the quality and experience that his "Number 1" gained from his time on the U.S.S. Ulysses, commanding that medium-sized search and destroy vessel. Not surprisingly, Chase also recognizes the passion in Holden as his desire to attain the rank of Captain and command a ship of the line, as a parallel to Chase's own path through Starfleet.

"Mr. Perry, hard to starboard my mark," Holden commands via an open channel to the Venture. After a beat (in which he has brought the Enterprise's weapons online), Holden commands, "Mark!"

On the 3D tactical display, the Venture makes a hard turn towards starboard. That instant the Enterprise's forward phaser bank opens up on the Verilcon ship. Helmsman Blake immediately matches the Ventures heading, allowing the Enterprise to regain some position between the Galaxy-class ship and the Verlicon battleship. The phaser bank, directed in a port direction to avoid an accidental strike on the unarmed Venture, unleashes on the Verlicon ship with massive force. As the Verlicon ship is struck, it unleashes an errant volley of disruptor fire towards where the Venture had been in space only a moment before. That errant volley is accompanied by a visible explosion on the hull of the Verlicon ship, signalling that the weapons system has been severely damaged.
 
 


"Complete miss. Aiming for Venture's nacelles," Jax adds her analysis.   

Before the second battleship can fire, Holden calls for a volley of phaser fire on them. As the second ship looks to move on the Venture from the starboard position, the full broadside of phaser fire is unleashed on them.



The two smaller Verlicon ships reel from the assault. Only the second ship attempts to return fire, along with the lead Verlicon ship. The Enterprise shields is again buffeted by disruptor fire.

"Shields at 70 percent," Lt. Jax calls out across the bridge.

[OOC:  Approximate position of all ships in the battle]
                                   
                           
Venture         
                        Verlicon2
             Enterprise-------Verlicon (lead ship)
             
             Verlicon1 
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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2018, 08:49:22 AM »

"Maintain fire on those ships. Target their engines if you have to." Chase said.

He was glad that his crew, Holden in particular, was showing such grace under fire, because underneath it all, Chase was a nervous wreck.

Chase toggled a communicator, "Lieutenant Donal, what is the status of your team on the Dragonfly?"
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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #81 on: May 13, 2018, 10:21:47 AM »

"Maintain pursuit course to starboard, Mr. Blake," Holden commands to the helmsman, as he interprets the captain's orders to maintain fire on the smaller Verlicon battleships. The executive officer's hands move across the 3D tactical display.

The Enterprise continues a starboard course to provide aide to the defenseless U.S.S. Venture. Within moments the starboard emitter array glows and dozens of small phaser bursts rain on the Verlicon battleship.



A second later the Verlicon battleship is turned into a fiery wreck, as Enterprise completes its strafing run and takes up its defensive position between the Venture and the lead Verlicon ship.

 



The Verlicon battleship disappears from the tactical display.

"Lieutenant Donal, what is the status of your team on the Dragonfly?"

Over the comms, Lt. Donal replies, "Pre-flight check underway. Skids up in 10 seconds. Though we're gonna need some cover if we're gonna get close to that lead ship."

Donal's words are somewhat prescient as the lead Verlicon ship returns fire once again. The Enterprise shields is again buffeted by disruptor fire.

"Shields at 60 percent," Lt. Jax calls out across the bridge.







[OOC:  Approximate position of all ships in the battle]
                       
                           
Venture         
                       
               Enterprise-------
                                        Verlicon (Lead Ship)
             

          Verlicon 1
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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2018, 02:01:51 PM »

"Let's hope 60% shields will be enough, Lt Jax" Chase replied.

"We've got to allow that Dragonfly to get in position so Donal's team can get the humans and Onrdins off that ship. First thing's first, Mr Holden target weapons so we can disable the remaining smaller Verlicon ship!"

Chase clenched his jaw, and just hoped his ship and crew would hold together for a few more minutes.

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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #83 on: May 21, 2018, 12:27:53 AM »

"Aye, sir," Holden responds to Chase's command. "Mr. Blake, bring us around a full 180. Full ahead at lead Verlicon ship."

Toggling the communications, Holden adds, "Donal, we're gonna bring you in close. And hot."

Via the 3D tactical display, Chase can see the tight arc the helmsman Blake is putting the ship through, allowing the Venture move off  on her own and to aim the Enterprise on a collision course straight for the lead Verliocn ship.

As the Enterprise makes the hard turn towards the lead ship, the last remaining small Verlicon battleship turns hard to starboard to put it directly between the Starfleet ship and the Verlicon command ship. The smaller battleship's weapons systems are fully offline, it is only acting as a shield between the two ships.

As the Enterprise bears down on the smaller ship, Holden moves to launch photo torpedoes at the smaller enemy vessel.



[OOC:  Approximate position of all ships in the battle]
                       
                           
Venture         
                       
               

                 Enterprise
                                 Verlicon 1   
                                              Verlicon (Lead Ship)
             
         

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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #84 on: May 22, 2018, 02:12:22 PM »

Chase just realized he had made another mistake. However, there was still time to correct this one. A photon torpedo attack on the remaining smaller Verlicon ship would likely only lead to a debris field that would only complicate Dragonfly's mission to rescue the the humans and Ondrins on the lead Verlicon ship.  Chase realized rather than countless small pieces of debris scattered across the area, he could cut the small ship in half. Two big pieces of of ship to avoid would make everyone's life easier, he smiled to himself. 

"Mr Holden, instead of the torpedoes, let's activate the Emitter Beam to cut a clear path through that ship so we can get closer to the lead Verlicon ship! Fire when ready!"

Chase said, hoping Starfleet's latest toy would live up to the hype.



[OOC:
Basically, I want the Enterprise to get close to the lead ship so we can bombard it to knock out its shields as quickly as possible. So after we cut through the small ship, I'd like to move us in position. ]

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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #85 on: May 23, 2018, 11:47:08 AM »

The Enterprise bears down toward the battleship as if to ram it, before diving underneath at the last possible moment.






As the Enterprise flies under the ship, a single intense phaser blast shoots straight up from the advanced emitter array on her hull, slicing through the Verlicon vessel, cutting the battleship in half.







The two sides of the Verlicon ship fall away, SPARK wildly, and EXPLODE as the Enterprise flies past towards its onjective.



The Enterprise now faces off squarely with the Verlicon Flagship. The enemy FIRES, striking the Enterprise shields, which briefly flash under the disruptor fire.




Another blast rocks the bridge. Chase and Holden exchange a look from the Tactical Pit. Lt. Jax and Helmsman Blake are working overtime at their controls.

"Shields holding at 50 percent," Lt. Jax calls out across the bridge.

Over the comms, the bridge crew hear Lt. Donal announce, "Dragonfly 1 away!"

Quickly Comm. Holden responds with his hands dancing over the 3D tactical display. "Epsilon Theta maneuver! Torpedoes away!"

On the main view screen and 3D tactical display, Chase can see the Dragonfly shuttle disembark from the main shuttle bay and begin to race towards the Verlicon flagship, using the Enterprise as cover at the beginning of the flight pattern. As the Dragonfly moves ahead of the Enterprise, a volley of concentrated phaser fire shoots out towards the Verlicon ship striking the shields at a directed point, followed immediately by two photon torpedoes. The phasers and torpedoes come precariously close to striking the Dragonfly shuttle. As the torpedoes strike the Verilcon ship's shields, the Dragonfly shuttle follows the explosion immediately with phaser fire of its own, punching a small enough hole in the shields for the Federation shuttle to enter inside and to allow it to sidle up to the Verlicon ship.

"Boarding commenced!" Donal calls out as the Dragonfly shuttle maneuvers to attach itself physically to the Verlicon ship.
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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #86 on: May 28, 2018, 05:44:56 PM »

"Great Work, Everyone!" Chase called out to both his bridge crew and to Donal's team.

"Mr Holden, let's make sure that ship can't fire on us anymore. Target their weapons systems and fire phasers!"

Chase thought to himself for a second.
"We need to help Donal get in and out of that Verlikon ship as quickly as possible".

"Mr Holden, prepare another team of Red Shirts to beam over there as soon as we can to help Lt Donal!"
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