September Simulation Update

Posted on Sunday October 1st, 2017 @ 9:41pm by
Edited on Sunday October 1st, 2017 @ 10:10pm

Captain’s Address:

Crew, this is the first of many (hopefully) monthly simulation updates that will be posted between the 1st and 5th of each month. That range isn’t drawn from thin air; it is the date range Bravo Fleet CO’s are afforded to submit their monthly report. Since this update will be written in conjunction with my report, they will be posted near the same time. Most all of the Ark Royal’s updates will come through these monthly updates, so make sure to give each one a quick read over!

These monthly updates will contain the following sections: Captain’s Address, Crew Departures/Arrivals, Mission Progress, Departmental Objectives, Crew Awards, and Other Announcements. Since this is the Ark Royal’s opening month, the arrival list for this month will be rather long!

Crew Arrivals/Departures:

Commander Scott Parker, Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Commander Damien Blackford, Executive Officer

Lieutenant Naresha Trepar, Strategic Operations/Intelligence Office

Major Thomas Haliwell Jr, Mission Advisor

Lieutenant Oliver Ross, Chief Operations Officer

Ensign Laura Axinal, Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer

2nd Lieutenant Gabrielle Sorenson, Marine Commanding Officer

Vice Admiral Zachary O'Connell, Task Force Commanding Officer (Recurring Character)

Departures: None

Mission Progress:

We are currently still in Mission 0: Crew Arrival, where the Ark Royal is docked at Roosevelt Station and all new officers transferred on board are arriving, getting settled in, and beginning to know one another. This is the simulation’s opening mission, so all players have free reign to post concerning their arrival, reporting-in to the CO/XO, and meeting with their own Department staff. Lets all begin getting your arrival and reporting-in posts started and completed so that we may begin our adventure in the Inconnu Expanse!

Departmental Objectives:

Once we begin our first official mission in the Inconnu Expanse, this section will break down possible avenues for each individual department (that we have staffed) to explore related to our specific mission objectives. For this month, all departments should be meeting with their department staff and the Executive Officer to ensure this old bird is ready to fly again!

Crew Awards:

Something that I wish to start in the future will be for us all to nominate other players for crew awards so that the Command Team may routinely award those which deserve it. Further, if the Ark Royal, or any of our players, receive awards from the Bravo Fleet channels, they will be posted here.

Other Announcements:

Exciting news! The Command team has opened up a side mission entitled “Prologue to Ark Royal.” This mission is open for any player to write about events prior to their character arrival on the Ark Royal. Posts could range anywhere from childhood years to academy years to just days before receiving transfer orders. There is no requirement that you post to this mission, nor will any post under this mission apply towards the one post per fourteen day posting requirement. I only request that if you do log a back post, please make sure to post it under the correct mission tab.

Second, there is a new channel in our Discord serve entitled #mission_engagement. This channel is for everyone to discuss our mission progress, specific mission details, and possible avenues to take our adventure. Consider this channel similar to an OCC Discussion that some games keep saved as a joint mission post.

Lastly, I would like to thank everyone for their efforts in joining and helping get this simulation going. It is for you, and the collective writing experience, that I decided to open this game. I look forward to many months, even years of writing with you all. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or the XO through the multiple routes available.


Commander Scott Parker
Commanding Officer, USS Ark Royal
Task Force 72, S.E.N.T.I.N.E.L., Bravo Fleet



Category: Sim Announcement