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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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Re: Star Trek: Final Frontier - Episode 1 - 'A Call to Action'
« Reply #87 on: August 27, 2018, 09:53:06 PM »

Session Recap - 8/26/18:


As the U.S.S. Enterprise and the lead Verlicon Flagship exchange fire, Donal's Red Shirt commence boarding the alien ship: their objective to free the thousands of captive Ordrin and Human prisoners. Inside the guts of the Verlicon Flagship, at various
points throughout the ship, we see each member of Donal’s team materialize on board, as they move with purpose and direction.

From the 3D tactical station on the Enterprise's bridge, Chase and Holden patch into Donal's point of view display via her B.U.G. implant. On the left side we see a constantly scrolling window of information. At right, three small windows show the other Red Shirts’ views. The center represents Donal’s view. Overlaid on top of that, a graphic representing the schematic of the ship appears. The image constantly changes to show the route to a mechanism that is identified as DOCKING CLAMP CONTROLS, then fades away from view.



After some time, Donal reaches her objective, a massive, cavernous, circular space at the heart of the prisoner pod within the Verlicon flagship. All around her, Ordrin are trapped in cages, stacked in boxcar-like compartments as far as the eye can see. HUMAN PRISONERS are visible as well. A transport tube, glowing with light, sinks deep into the floor at the center of the room.

"My god..." Donal states, stunned by what she is witnessing.



The Velicon leader, Kuru Xun enters the prisoner pod. Donal sees him across a sea of fleeing Ordrin. Xun starts to sweep the Ordrin aside with his powerful arms as he charges toward her. Donal can’t get a clear shot with her phaser. She reaches for her belt... Kuru Xun sweeps aside a few more SCREAMING Ordrin as he reaches Donal. He throws a massive punch towards her, but she ducks out of the way, his fist striking the wall with such force that the metal dents. Donal tries to move away, but Xun’s second attack is too fast.



Xun wraps his clawed hand around her throat, pinning her to the control panel. He leans in close, baring his hideous teeth.

"You should have stayed on your side of the galaxy."

With one mighty sweep, he tosses her against a wall.



A BEEPING is heard behind the Verlicon leader. Xun looks down at the console to see the explosive device Donal has set, unbeknownst to him. It EXPLODES, catching Xun is a ball of fire.



Before Xun has time to react, Donal tackles him, sending them both over the railing and into the transport chasm, seemingly falling to their deaths. Donal, her body falling backwards through the chasm. Xun, just a few feet above her, dives at her through the air.

"I will consume you!"



Donal’s BUG starts to blink as she falls. She smiles and Donal gives Xun a goodbye salute as she is engulfed in the light of the TRANSPORTER EFFECT and disappears. Xun dives through the now empty space, hurtling toward oblivion.

On queue, three explosions appear underneath the Verlicon flagship. The explosive force of the blast separates the pod, which floats free from the hull of the ship.



The Enterprise ERUPTS with a ferocious volley of torpedo, cannon, and phaser fire. It’s as beautiful as it is deadly. The deadly volley strikes the flagship, which EXPLODES in a gigantic fireball. Chase watches as the flagship explodes.




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Enterprise and Venture hang in space side by side. Starfleet personnel in space suits and robotic drones work on repairs to the hull of the Venture.




The Ordrin have been returned to the Venture. The window of Ten Forward has been repaired.



Federation shuttles touch down. Their ramps descend revealing the HUMAN CAPTIVES. They are met by Starfleet PERSONNEL, who quickly render aid. Debriefing of the human captives has revealed them to be Federation citizens abducted by the Verlicon in their pirate attacks on sector 542.



Enterprise personnel work alongside Ordrin. Repairs on the Venture are nearly complete and the ship’s sensor logs have been downloaded to Enterprise for analysis.



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Enterprise and a repaired Venture. The Venture’s engines glow to life as the ship peels away.




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"You handed over a Galaxy Class starship?" Admiral Benson asks incredulously.

Chase stands before ADMIRAL BENSON, PADD in hand, inside the Captain's Ready Room.

"We downloaded its database, deactivated all sensitive technology, and furnished Command with enough data to reconstruct a class one holo-simulation... That ship was their only home, Admiral."



"You disobeyed a standing order that resulted in the deaths of two of your men. What do you have to say for yourself?"



"Risk is our business," Chase replies.

"Don't go quoting James T. Kirk to me, Chase! Starfleet wants your head, Chase, and they’ve given me the axe."

The admiral softens, begrudgingly. Even through his anger, he has a certain admiration for Chase. "However, I, and certain others within Starfleet feel we could use a man with your... talents. I’ve put myself out on a limb for you, Captain."

"Thank you, Sir."

"Don’t thank me until you hear you orders. You’ve been reassigned to sector two eight one four."

Chase is all ears. He understands this immediately: The frontier...

"Six months ago we picked up a signal fragment similar to the one you reported came from the Venture. I want you to track it down."

Chase looks over the data. Benson stands

"We have very little information on that sector. There’s bound to be lots of... unknowns," he adds with a knowing smile. "While you’re there, you may as well have a look around."

This is the moment that Chase has dreamed of. He does his best to temper his excitement, but Benson sees right through it.

"That region was one of the hardest hit by the Omega distortions. A bear to navigate, spotty communications, and little support. You’ll be alone out there, Captain. You have your orders. Don’t let me down, Alex. And wipe that grin off your face"

Benson’s image breaks up and disappears in a holographic effect.



On the Enterprise bridge, the senior crew are at their stations. Chase steps onto the bridge. All eyes on him.

"So? Did they bust you down to ensign?" Holden inquires sardonically.

Chase takes his seat. "Mr. Sandoval, set a course for sector two eight one four."

"Aye, Captain. Course plotted."

"We’re not going to be standing around anymore, are we?" Holden adds.

"Time to move forward. Helm, ahead warp five." Leaning forward, Chase adds, "The frontier awaits."



Enterprise’s engines glow to life as she goes to warp with a flash and a SNAP, racing towards the unknown.




[End of Episode 1 - A Call to Action]
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