– September 2, 2017


Task Force 72, Task Group 72B

Sim Updates

We have completed the new branding on the site, and have added a link to the new OF site on both the main page and the LCARS page http://uss-elysium.com/nova/index.php/wiki/index

We instituted a Post Award called GOLDEN SCROLLS. The Golden Scroll is awarded monthly to the writer/s of posts that have been of quality and shows their characters and the story to the best advantage. NOT to be confused with the Library Excellence award from OF. This award is for Elysium players only. The posts have to be of good quality, with minimal grammar and spelling errors. They do not need to advance the overall plot and can be what are termed filler posts. They must however be over 500 words long if a solo post and over 1000 words if a joint post. http://uss-elysium.com/nova/index.php/wiki/view/page/81

Our simulation has a discord chat, which is only accessible to players and invited members of the fleet. That said, my crew is not very active on it.

I have started an OOC Thread on Elysium, which I have called "From the desk of the Commander" Where I detail updates, and crew changes as well as important information from the fleet. For example, the new site and getting them all to join up. It seems to be working well, and as no one adds to it but me, the information does not get lost in the normal OOC post.

Crew Updates

We have removed the following players due to RL or inactivity. Their positions are OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!! (see below for more)

Lieutenant Liam Vir -Chief Operations Officer
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Asher Fulton - Assistant Engineering Officer
1st Lieutenant Mark Matthew - CAG

Did have an application but it did not go through due to lack of communication from the applying player.

We have had a few promotions and they are:

Gary Taylor, from Lt. Comm to Commander -This character featured in our Character Spotlight for June 2017 http://uss-elysium.com/nova/index.php/sim/viewpost/57

Aurelia Holmes, from Lt Comm to Commander -This character featured in our Character Spotlight for MAY 2017 http://uss-elysium.com/nova/index.php/sim/viewpost/35

Liselle Qwyyn, from Lt. Comm to Commander - The player of this character, transferred from Sharr's command to mine when we moved from Forum to Nova and Sharr stood down and is with great pleasure that I get to promote her! - A long time coming for this player and character -This character featured in our April 2017 Character Spotlight! http://uss-elysium.com/nova/index.php/sim/viewpost/25

Matais Grronkil from Lieutenant to Lt. Commander - This character will feature in September 2017's Character Spotlight!

Sthilg from Lieutenant to Lt. Commander - This character featured in our July 2017 Character Spotlight http://uss-elysium.com/nova/index.php/sim/viewpost/91

Dyhei Liducca from Lieutenant to Lt. Commander - this character featured in our August 2017 Character Spotlight http://uss-elysium.com/nova/index.php/sim/viewpost/106

Congratulations to these players. Very well earned. We had a lot of fun writing the Promotion post where I promoted senior staff at a dinner. I think however, that the Chief of security and the executive officer would have preferred if they could have gone somewhere other than the bridge after the dinner.

We went from 16 players to 13 due to the removals.

OPEN POSITIONS: Senior Staff posts shown by *

Chief of Operations*
Chief Diplomatic Officer*
Academy Commandant*
Assistant Chief Operations Officer
Assistant Chief Flight Control Officer
Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer
Assistant Chief Engineering Officer
Assistant Chief Science Officer
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer
Marine Executive Officer
Wing Commander (CAG) - The FATES
Federation News Correspondent
Bar owners

Story Elements

Current Mission is Episode 3: "Such we are made of, Such we be"

The Elysium is on its way deep into the GAMMA Quadrant, where the majority of Season 1 will take place.

Mission Summary:

Their past firmly behind them, the crew of the Elysium can move forward looking to their future.
So, with this in mind, they are sent on a resupply mission to the Gamma Quadrant. Leaving DS9 they set course for exploration and adventure.

We have had 47 posts last month. And are hoping to continue our trend of high numbers as we head into the last half of the year. Its an average of 2.94 posts a person.

I struggled with writing missions that involve everyone, so I created mini missions for players to choose from, like mini subplots for players who may or may not be involved in the main stream posts, despite trying to include everyone. I framed them as Mini Mission Suggestions, and while they have not been taken up by all, I have been told that some are being used.
Mini Mission Suggestion: Marines take Cadets on a survival mission on the holodeck. (Yes we have cadet posts open!)
Mini Mission Suggestion: Science can oversee the implementation of Sensor upgrades in the science suites.
Mini Mission Suggestion: Characters can do exercise together - Running the decks etc.
Mini Mission Suggestion: Engineering could organize the installation of additional power sources and computer space.
Mini Mission Suggestion: Counseling reviews
Mini Mission Suggestion: Medical reviews
Mini Mission suggestion: Your own sub plot.

Other Information

Starting at the end of September I hope to start episode 4 : "Do the dead frighten you" A mission I hope to run for the period of October. For October is the month of Ghouls and Goblins! http://uss-elysium.com/nova/index.php/sim/missions/id/12

Above you would have noticed that we have Character spotlights a record of these can be found here
These are posted for fun and give the players a chance to show their characters off! September will be Matais Grronkil!

Submitted By: Phoenix Lalor
Posted: September 2, 2017 3:18 am
Updated: September 2, 2017

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