This is a busy month in the time line with lots of events happening simultaneously. If I had realized how much overlap there would be in some of the story threads, I might not have started the Bugs in the System (SFAD5) thread last month. The timing of the Warriors of White Light events, however, have been scheduled since the beginning of the project.
Things are coming to a head relative to the Sathar Starship Construction Center in OFS019. I haven’t really decided how that will resolve out yet so we’ll just have to wait and see. Also, the HSS History’s Hope is making regular, if slow progress toward it’s goal. They’ve been lucky recently. I roll with each newly charted jump to see if they make it and they’ve made a few by just a couple of percentiles. Moving into the Vast Expanse the jumps are going to get significantly longer with much lower probabilities. At some point I’ll post a star map with the systems in what I’m calling the Yazira Sector.
If you follow along on Twitter (@StarFrontiers) you may have noticed that I fell behind a bit a couple of times this month as well as dropping some of the story lines and having to get caught up. That’s what I get for just working a few days ahead recently. I’m going to try to get a bit ahead of this again in the next few days. Anyway, on to the timeline.
|60.360||– The TransTravel assault scout arrives at Terldrom (Fromeltar)|
– Strike Force Nova, joined by the ships of Patrol Group Virgo, leaves orbit around Volturnus (Zebulon) and starts accelerating for their jump to the Capella system in the Rim.
|60.361||Sathar SCC#2 (Liberty) completes a destroyer.|
|60.362||Discovery Squadron successfully jumps into the OFS017 system coming in high out of the plane of the system. With two near misses, they decided to take some downtime in this system to allow the astrogators to rest.|
|60.363||Just 10 days after the buyout, the Groth Energy Corporation (GE) has reopened all their operations. They also announce a major hike in energy prices. There is much grumbling but due to the nature of the Groth (Fromeltar) infrastructure, most customers are locked into to GE as their only provider and must pay the higher prices or be cut off.|
|60.364||The HSS History’s Hope successfully jumps to the system designated YS001 and begins deceleration in preparation for their return jump to OFS222. They are the first ship to leave the Outer Frontier Sector into the Vast Expanse in over five decades, none before have ever returned.|
|60.365||Repairs on the starship construction center orbiting Triad (Cassidine) restore capacity back to 80% of maximum.|
|60.366||Sathar SCC#4 completes 5 fighters|
|60.367||Confident now that the danger to the newly hatched eorna is past, another cretch of fifty eggs is hatched.|
|60.368||– A freighter, the HHSS Sojourner, traveling from Scree Fron to Araks, stops over at Snobol (Belnafaer) due to engine trouble. The freighter has several passengers in addition to its regular cargo (SFAD5)|
– After several days of rest and time for some needed maintenance, the ships of the Discovery squadron begin accelerating for a jump back to Kazak. This will be their last uncharted jump.
|60.369||Strike Force Nova arrives at Faire (Capella). Fleet officers meet with leaders of the Flight and the Rim Government to discuss plans for the OFS019 system.|
|60.370||– Responding to a mayday call from the PSS Prenglar Doll, the CMS Osprey engages the pirate ship PVSS Raven, a Streel manufactured corvette that was attacking the PSS Prenglar Doll. The Raven escapes the battle after damaging the Osprey’s engines but the crew and cargo of the Prenglar Doll survive the encounter. (SFKH0)|
– Having completed their deceleration, and jump calculations, the HSS History’s Hope begins acceleration back to the OFS222 system.
|60.371||Captain Akizk of the Moneyspider recruits some of the passengers of the HHSS Sojourner to remain in the system and help him get Jetsom working again and rescue any crew still trapped there.|
|60.372||Sathar SCC#5 completes a light cruiser|
|60.373||Discovery Squadron successfully jumps into the Kazak system and begins decelerating toward Stenmar Station. They transmit all their navigation data to the UPF and Rim Coalition forces.|
|60.374||Construction of second assault scout for the K’aken-Kar militia is completed at the Terldrom (Fromeltar) shipyard. It begins it’s journey to it’s home system.|
|60.375||– The GLLR-5 recreation robot on the Moneyspider goes haywire attacking Daqor Klarr (vrusk) and Fiator Geauis (dralasite) in the rec room. A symptom of the Matrix infecting the Moneyspider, it is considered a simple programming glitch. (SFAD5)|
– The HSS History’s Hope arrives back in the OFS222 system and begins deceleration. They transmit jump data back to the UPF.
|60.376||– The team recruited by Captain Akizk of the Moneyspider descend to Jetsom to investigate the problems there. They find the platform operating but the life support is keeping the temperature very cold (-10 C). (SFAD5)|
– After a week of discussion, no consensus has been reached between the Rim and Strike Force Nova as to how best deal with the sathar in OFS019. Strike Force Nova leaves Faire (Capella) to continue on to the Kazak system.
|60.377||– Construction completed on the UPF light cruiser in the Gran Quivera (Prenglar) starship construction center, replacing the one lost at the Battle of Zebulon.|
– Exploration of the Jetsom platform reveals one crew member in a freeze field, the body of another in a freeze field whose power failed, and the remains of a third that was killed by the sapes on the platform. The sapes are still alive and the fourth crew member is missing. (SFAD5)
|60.378||– The body of the fourth Jetsom crew member (Akord Zon – vrusk) is found, dead and slumped over her computer terminal in the reactor room. A tear in her insuit resulted in a radiation overdose that killed her. (SFAD5)|
– After two days of work, the rescue team can still not get control of the life support system on the Jetsom. While attempts to correct the system seem to work, they always revert to the very cold temperatures after a few hours. (SFAD5)
– Discovery Squadron arrives at Stenmar Station. The commanding officer of Patrol Group Flint deputizes the ships to be part of the patrol group until Strike Force Nova arrives and decides the next course of action
|60.379||On its one year anniversary, the Yazira Dome has received over 5 million visitors. During a special celebration, GODCo announces its intent to build a second dome on Hakosaur in the Scree Fron system. Many believe that this is in response to the pressures to allow non-yazirian visitors into the dome on Hentz (Araks).|
|60.380||– A wildcat miner in the White Light asteroid belt reports the location of a pirate base in the asteroid Planaron to the Clarion Royal Marines. Plans begin immediately to neutralize the base. (SFKH0)|
– Deceleration complete, the HSS History’s Hope begins acceleration back toward YS001 to continue their voyage into the uncharted space.
|60.381||– On board the Jetsom, hatches start randomly locking and alarms start randomly going off reporting dangerous conditions when none exist. (SFAD5)|
– Strike Force Nova arrives in the Osak system. They maintain velocity near jump speed and begin plotting jump to Kazak.
|60.382||The four Clarion Royal Marine militia vessels (1 frigate & 3 assault scouts) engage the pirate forces (3 corvettes) at the pirate base. The CMS Wasp is destroyed in the fight and all the militia vessels take damage. The frigate, the CMS Leo, is nearly destroyed as well. The pirate vessels and base are all eliminated. (SFKH0)|
|60.383||An order is placed at the Minotuar starship construction center (Theseus) for two new assault scouts for the Clarion Royal Marines, the CMS Flitter and the CMS Swallow.|
|60.384||Construction completed on fifth Saurian Ark Ship which begins its shakedown cruise.|
|60.385||Based on Akord Zon’s notes and their experiences over the past week, the rescue crew on the Jetsom establish that the computer and electrical failures are due to the action of a semi-sentient computer virus that Akord had named “the Matrix.” (SFAD5)|
|60.386||Using Akord Zone’s notes and after much experimentation, the rescue team on Jetsom are finally able to wrest control of the life support system from the control of the Matrix. They reset the temperature on the platform to a more comfortable 20 C. (SFAD5)|
|60.387||Construction of the CMS Flitter begins|
|60.388||The rescue team on Jetsom start experiencing issues with their equipment that they brought with them, especially any power packs that they have recharged recently. They register as charged but provide no power. (SFAD5)|
|60.389||Having arrived back in YS001, the crew of the HSS History’s Hope begin maintenance work on the ship while the astrogators work on plotting the jump route for the next leg. The target is a small M dwarf 5 lightyears away.|
|60.390||Strike Force Nova arrives at Stenmar Station (Kazak). Patrol Group Flint is merged back into the Strike Force. Together with Discovery Squadron and the Flight forces in the system, the warships represent the greatest collection of ships since the Second Common Muster to face the sathar six decades previous.|
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