PART 1 - THE EMPRESS OF DAWN
Matthew Wayne has been reassigned while Commander Paula Chapman, his XO
is promoted to Captain and put in command of the USS Swiftsure. With the
war against the Vanderians past the opening shots, most ships are detached
to the front, leaving but a few to cover the sector.
Lt Moira O'Bannon leads a team aboard and receives a power discharge from
malfunctioning equipment. She is immediately brought back to Sickbay and
put in stasis. Later on, the USS Genesee departs to take her back to Starbase
285 where she will receive full medical care and be brought back to health.
The SWIFTSURE hosts the 20% non humanoids to relieve the ship's environmental
systems while the Engineering and Operations departments work at repairing
the failed systems. CSO Lt Durek, just promoted to the status of Second
Officer, finds himself stepping up as acting XO.
PART 2 - ON THE WAY TO LYROS
more information, D'kan and Lurd'q are left in the care of the Medical
and Science departments for identification and assessment of the possibility
to reintegrate them in their civilization. They call themselves Mandians
and appear to have been recently abducted from a pre-warp world. Both
are convinced that they are experiencing a "Taransee", a dreamlike initiation
provided by the Ancestors.
PART 3 - LYROS
these startling discoveries, the SWIFTSURE sends three Away Teams upon
arrival at Lyros IV. AT1 will study the Mandian civilization under command
of acting XO Lt Durek. AT2 is under command of MCapt Moss and will collect
information on a source of a radiation on the planet. AT3 is headed Lt
Cdr Spencer with orders to tour the solar system for any clues of past
or present activity.
Mandians are now convinced that the "visitors from another land" are those
that the Ancestors had announced. AT1 is shown into a hidden "temple"
protected by a ring very similar to the one in orbit, simply smaller.
As the ring is deactivated, revealing a bio-crystal in pristine condition
protected so far by a temporal shield, one of the AT scans it. At that
point, the ring in orbit of the sun activates and generates a spacetime
anomaly that is fast destabilizing the star.
- WHAT TIME IS IT PLEASE?
Swiftsure finds herself reaping into a meta-continuum and surrounded by
a whole fleet of ships stranded there. The meta-continuum is destabilized
by the spacetime rift and the Mandians now united in a telepathic trance
further contribute to bring the frozen fleet back to life. The Fleet beams
them over and moves out. Chapman enters in telepathic communication with
the bio-crystal and learns about the time war wedged by the Faregs against
the future incarnation of the Federation, called the Union. Far into the
future, the last free Time Ship, the UTS Swiftsure-Dorgon avoided the
Fareg timetrap and sought refuge in the past where it engineered the rescue
of the last Union Time Fleet. From the crash on Lyros IV where the crew
would build the starting block of the Mandian civilization - their descendants
- and the solar ring, to the arrival of the Swiftsure 2 000 years later,
everything had been master minded by the original Pilot that Chapman found
before it died.
- Sim News -
mission took place from November 2006 to mid February 2007. It was the first
entirely conceived and led by Capt. Chapman.
Due to health problems, the newly appointed XO, and long-time Swiftsure player Moira O'Bannon had to leave. We wish her the best on the road to recovery!
Lt Durek, CSO, got a field promotion to Lt Cdr and an appointment to XO. Lt Cdr Spencer was appointed Second Officer.
In November 2006, the USS Swiftsure became a part of Sixth Fleet RPG.