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  Sin Squadron Commander report #65 (01/12/2020)
 
This report was submitted by CMDR/LC Zekk Terrik/Sin/Wing II/ISDII Warrior


 
The Adventures of Sin Squadron
Chapter II: The Gang Chats Up A Droid

Zekk sat inside the ISD Warrior’s cantina, and had been there for a while now since he was off duty. The fleet had clearly spared no expense with its pilots’ recreational activity. With a solid red oak bar and tables, dim lighting, and plush leather couches, the Warrior was clearly the favorite ship in the fleet. Vice Admiral Antiel went to great lengths to import the finest liquor from all over the galaxy.

Zekk squinted his eyes at the droid as it stood in front of him behind the bar, monotonously wiping down ale stained glasses. An aging, reprogrammed Imperial security droid, it had been retrofitted for bartending duty. With nobody else to talk to at the bar this evening, Zekk had been trying to engage it all evening in some small talk, to little avail. He looked down at the Corellian ale in his glass, then up at the six (or was that seven? He was starting to see double) empty ones in front of him, then back up at the droid.

“Look, all I’m saying is, the galaxy’s economy benefited tremendously from Imperial rule. We are more efficient than the Republic was,” Zekk said, as he pointed a wobbly finger at the droid.
“Of course, sir,” the droid remarked.
“Emperor Palpatine’s economic plan reduced unemployment on Alderaan, a Rebel hotbed, to zero percent! Zero!” said Zekk.
“Sir, that is because the Empire destroyed the planet. Was that part of the Empire’s economic plan?” the droid remarked, its white optical sensors looking him up and down.
“That is fake news! What happened on Alderaan was an unfortunate mining accident, nothing more!” Zekk said defensively. “Furthermore!...” Zekk said, as he trailed off. The droid cocked its head to look at him. “Never mind, I forgot. Go ahead.”
“Sir, that is illogical. Are you trying to imply that the complete destruction of an entire planet the size of Alderaan was due to a mining accident?” the droid said.
“Well...I...hmm. I never thought about it that way,” Zekk mused. “However...that kind of sounds like Republic sympathizer talk. Are you sure you should be serving drinks?” Zekk looked down at his ale. How did his glass get empty? “How do I know you didn’t spike this?”
“Sir, I am as supportive of the Empire as my programming allows me to be but to imply that an entire planet was destroyed in a mining accident is ludicrous and illogical. It was clearly the result of Imperial military action and no one disputes this,” replied the droid.
“I think your programming is a little off, but I’m going to go ahead and forget what you said. I only don’t want your memory wiped because I like the little curvy orange slices you serve with Jawa Juice,” Zekk said. He looked out through the glass, down at Aurora Prime as the ISD Warrior orbited it. It was beautiful. “How about that Leia Organa though? That’s a nice piece right there.” He poked the droid in the torso. “Eh? Eh?”
“Of course, sir. However, please do not touch me. My programming requires me to give you one warning when you reach across the bar. Should it happen again, I will be forced to break you in two,” said the droid.
Zekk was barely listening. “What is your designation, droid?”
“Sir, my designation is B-33R. I am an Imperial security droid reprogrammed for bartending protocol. Would you like another?” said the droid. Zekk liked this droid because droids didn’t usually cut him off.
“Absolutely,” he replied. B-33R filled up his glass with more Corellian ale. “Don’t spike it this time. Wait, what? B-33R? Beer? Your designation is beer?”
If the droid were programmed to sigh, it would have. Zekk could hear it in his voice. “Yes sir. That was an attempt at humor by the organic who reprogrammed me.”
“That is pretty damn funny,” Zekk said. He heard a sharp hiss as the doors behind him opened, and in walked General Earnim Branet, sporting his newest and fanciest medal, the Gold Star of the Empire. Zekk let out a low whistle upon seeing and waved the general over.
“General, over here! Beer, this is my friend, General Branet. He is the former commander of Sin Squadron and from whom I assumed command. General, please tell Beer here exactly what happened to Alderaan. We were just having this discussion,” Zekk said. He pulled Earnim’s chair out for him.
Earnim sat down and got comfortable. “Mining accident, wasn’t it?” he said.
Zekk whipped around to Beer and pointed a wobbly finger at the droid, his vision blurring and wobbling as that one finger became two. “I told you! I knew your programming was screwy. I’ll buy the General a beer to celebrate his new award.”
Beer was clearly considering defecting to the Republic at this point. Or he would have if his programming had allowed it. “Of course, sir.” Beer poured Earnim a glass of beer.
“General, it’s been fun. But I have to get going,” he said. He paid his tab and for Earnim’s beer as well, slapping the general on the back on the way out. Earnim just looked up at Beer as Zekk walked out and shrugged.
“You get used to him,” Earnim said. Beer went back to polishing a glass.

Zekk staggered quite slowly back to his private quarters, thinking this would be a terrible time for a Republic attack, although he did do his best flying in this condition...if he could find his Missile Boat. As a mouse droid crossed his path, he picked it up and drop kicked it down the hallway for absolutely no reason. He had only been here a week – not long enough for the mouse droids to rue his presence.
He entered the Sin Squadron bunkroom, cackling silently in his head at the hideous pastels that he had painted it in. Most pilots were either reading, writing letters, or sleeping. A few weren’t to be found. But it was their downtime, so Zekk didn’t care. He staggered past into the commander’s private quarters and half-laid, half-fell on to his bunk.
He then quickly rolled over on his back. “Dammit,” he mumbled, and got up to go to the commander’s head. “I always forget.” He spread toothpaste on his toothbrush and started to brush his teeth. He got about 30 seconds in before he realized what the pilots had done with his toothbrush last week. He stopped, looked down, shrugged, and kept it up. His mouth had been worse places.


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Sin Squadron Report #65 January 12, 2020

Reporting Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Zekk Terrik

Squadron News & Commentary

It’s been a quiet week on the Sin front. I was largely busy with RL stuff this week so I didn’t get much done, but I saw many of you in Discord and Telegram, and I appreciate that. I want to take a moment to congratulate our very own GN Earnim Branet on being awarded his very first Gold Star of the Empire in recognition of his meritorious service to Sin Squadron. Congratulations General!

Also, I had another idea a few days ago – if anyone would like to submit their very own Adventures of Sin Squadron, please go right ahead! I will include it in my report. Just give me a little heads up. It doesn’t need to be more than a page or two. I will award you...something. An IS-BR, probably. I don’t even think Plif pays attention to the medals he approves anyway.

MSEs were finished last week so if you earned a medal or promotion, it should be incoming fairly soon here.

Week 2 of Sin Trivia can be found here - https://tc.emperorshammer.org/timetest.php?testid=179004

As always, I encourage all my pilots to reach out to me with any questions, feedback, or concerns. If I can’t help you, I bet I know who can.

Competitions

Here are the following competitions that Sin is participating in, whether squadron-only or part of the whole TIE Corps. As always I encourage you to visit the Competition Center (https://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=current ) to brush up on what’s going on in the TC as a whole. Keep an eye out for the Command Staff’s reports as they contain important information and competitions.

Sin Squadron Trivia - https://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=3092 This will end every Sunday night.

Current Week’s Standings

LCM Favdaukar – 8 correct in 262 seconds
LCM Coremy Jertese – 8 correct in 408 seconds
LT Jack Wynand – 7 correct in 90 seconds

Sin Squadron Ace Tournament Qualifiers - https://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=3090 You were already sent out the tournament rules, but please consult the webpage for any questions about the rules. Consult your CMDR if something is unclear. This month’s battle is TIE TC 55. This month’s competition will end January 31st.

January Standings
LC Zekk – 14,464

Sin Squadron On Patrol - https://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=3091 The bi-weekly free mission this next two weeks is TIE Free 11 and it begins January 13th and is due by 11:59 PM on January 26th.

Current Standings
LC Rando – 12,812
LC Zekk – 259 (Wow. I suck.)

Squadron Citations Earned

XvT TC 2 – Capture of a Murderer
XvT TC 3 – Preparing for Battle
XvT TC 4 – Encounter with the Black Sunday
XvT TC 14 – Orion Base Crisis
XvT TC 111 – Praetorian Squadron – Installation Strike
XvT TC 121 – Mystery In Space – Part 1
XvT ID 1 – Corporate Sector Incident
XWA TC 4 – Privateer
XWA TC 12 – Imperium Deception
XWA TC 43 – Wing XVI: Predation
XWA TC 48 – Pirates of the Corellian
XWA DB 5 – Dark Brotherhood Vendetta

Unit Activity

Flight I
LC Zekk Terrik [Sin 1-1]
01/11/2020 Painted Sin Squadron bunkroom in hideous pastels
01/10/2020 Battle completed : TIE-DB 15 (5 missions)
01/08/2020 Battle completed : XWA-TC 60 (19 missions)
01/08/2020 Submitted bug report for battle XWA-TC 57
01/08/2020 Submitted bug report for battle XWA-TC 55
01/07/2020 Battle completed : TIE-TC 15 (5 missions)
01/07/2020 Battle completed : XWA-TC 53 (6 missions)
01/07/2020 Battle completed : XWA-TC 52 (6 missions)
01/07/2020 Battle completed : XWA-TC 48 (4 missions)
01/06/2020 Battle completed : XWA-TC 23 (6 missions)
01/05/2020 New uniform upload approved

LT Genie [Sin 1-2]
Communication with CMDR. The CMDR has noted LT Genie will be on vacation until the end of January.

MAJ Wondra [Sin 1-3]
No activity
No communication

GN Earnim Branet [Sin 1-4]
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/11/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/08/2020 Medal awarded : Gold Star of the Empire (GS)
01/07/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Bronze Wings (IS-BW)
01/07/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Bronze Wings (IS-BW)
01/07/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/07/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Silver Wings (IS-SW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Bronze Wings (IS-BW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Platinum Wings (IS-PW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Platinum Wings (IS-PW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/06/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Gold Wings (IS-GW)
01/05/2020 Medal awarded : Iron Star with Bronze Wings (IS-BW)
No communication with CMDR

Flight II
LC Rando [Sin 2-1]
01/10/2020 Battle completed : XWA-free 10 (1 mission)
New mission highscore!

LT Zwilf [Sin 2-2]
Responded to AWOL check
No activity


LCM Favdaukar [Sin 2-3]
Communication with CMDR
Took part in Sin Trivia

SL Cloudstriker [Sin 2-4]
Communication with CMDR

Flight III
LCM Coremy Jertese [Sin 3-1]
Communication with CMDR
Took part in Sin Trivia
01/10/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/10/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/10/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/10/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/10/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/10/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/10/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/10/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/09/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/09/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/09/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/09/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Skirmish (LoS)
01/07/2020 Medals awarded : 3 Legions of Skirmish (LoSs)
01/07/2020 New COOP/PVE Rating achieved : Gunner's Mate 4th
01/07/2020 Medal awarded : Legion of Combat (LoC)
01/06/2020 Medals awarded : 6 Legions of Skirmish (LoSs)
01/05/2020 Medals awarded : 1 Legions of Skirmish (LoSs)

LT Jack Wynand [Sin 3-2]
Communication with CMDR
Took part in Sin trivia
01/09/2020 Updated Imperial Navy Personnel Record (INPR)
01/09/2020 Battle completed : XvT-IW 10 (6 missions)
01/06/2020 Battle completed : XvT-free 17 (1 mission)
01/06/2020 Updated Imperial Navy Personnel Record (INPR)

GN Ric Hunter [Sin 3-3]
No communication with CMDR. This pilot is guilty of dereliction of duty and has been declared AWOL. Hammer’s Fist elite shocktroopers have been dispatched to locate this pilot. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

GN Exar Kit [Sin 3-4]
No communication with CMDR
No activity

Closing Comments

I have seen a little bit of elevation in activity, but I still think we can do better. Who will step up?

For the Empire! For Sin!