Commodore HA Dempsey reporting
Report ID: H.AD.025
Report date: January 31st, 2021
The stormtroopers made quick work of the untrained guards that were attempting to stop them. They didn't stand a chance. The firefight had been short. One might add the word 'fierce', but that would indicate
something resembling resistance, and that would be a gross overstatement. As Major Delar stepped over the bodies of the fallen, he caught movement in the corner of his eye. He turned his head, and saw one of
the palace guards looking at him with broken eyes. Delar raised his weapon and fired another shot at the man's face, without slowing his pace. Two of his troops were breaking down the main entrance door, and
by the time he reached them, the door had given way and he could enter the building. As far as palaces go, it was pretty mediocre, he thought. Then again, it wasn't like this planet would be able to
afford better that this trashheap. He quickened his pace and let his troops up the stairs towards the main halls, where they suspected the prisoners were being held. They quickly reached the end of the
staircase, and halted at the massive doors before them. Delar was about to call for some tools to break through, as the doors started to open. As one, the troops assumed a battle position and aimed their rifles.
Tempest's superior starfighters were swarming away from the mighty Imperial-II class Star Destrroyer Challenge. Their shields raised to full strength, they were racing towards the enemy ships.
The Missile boats were already losing the race to the TIE Defenders, but that was how it was supposed to be. The Defenders, superior to any starfighter in the galaxy, would engage the enemy starfighter screen
and decimate them, protecting both the slower Missile boats and the Star Destroyer itself. Meanwhile, the Missile boats would use their massive supply of ordnance to target the enemy starships until they
would flee the scene. Or were reduced to burning hulks, whichever came first. The display on Dempsey's console showed the first of the enemy cruisers already making a turn. Dempsey sighed. She wondered how its
commander had ever gotten to where he was. Then again, this was probably how he did that. Surviving every engagement by running away before the shooting had started. But not this time. She tapped the screen, and
the ship in question was marked with a 1. Dempsey knew a signal would be sent to the Missile boats, informing them that this was their primary target. She knew she had not needed to do so. The Flight Leaders
would have known to target the closest of the ships first. And if they hadn't, Colonel Naiilo would have already told them to do so. Dempsey smiled. This shouldn't take long...
"Good of you to join us, Major Delar," came the voice of the Challenge's Wing Commander as she stepped through the opening door. "I'm afraid you're too late for the party." She smiled as she stepped past
him, followed by the diplomatic team that had been sent here. They all seemed to be fine. A few bruizes here and there, but nothing serious. He glanced inside the room, and saw the bodies of the guards sprawled
all over the floor and the consoles. Yup, he was late for the party.
January is done. Well, almost anyway. All Challenge pilots are expected to participate in next month's squadron competitions. There's some nice variety going on there. Let's see what it brings...
There's a new version of Tempest's Tailoring Tool in the works, that will reflect the recent changes made to several of the medals and banners showing on the uniforms.
Can't wait to see what happens there. There's also some new medals being introduced for squadron participation and achievement in ship- and TC-wide competitions, so that is also good news.
This week has been rather quiet, but that should change soon. Shquadron Evaluations are due on my desk by next Friday!
The Challenge patch competition only has a few hours left. I have two submissions so far, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, that means a hard choice for me.
Next report will proudly announce the winning design!
We've seen 3 new Sub-lieutenants find their way to this shop from our training grounds aboard the SSD Avenger. Welcome to you, sub-lieutenants Golf, hansou and Papibaquigrafo00! We also saw some
earlier arrivals proimoted to full Lieutenant. Congrats, lieutenants CzR, Honsou and Scarlette! Unfortunately, that still leaves 2 previous arrivals who have not yet met the criteria for their promotions.
I'd recommend you get going, you don't want to stay a sub-lieutenant until this ship falls apart of old age, do you?
January MSEs done, almost all medals now awarded
CoLs due to be awarded soon
3 new pilots join us, and 3 rookies get their first promotions
Transfers, promotions and medals this week
SL Golf: SSD Avenger -> Firebird 3-2
SL Hansou: SSD Avenger -> Tempest 3-4
SL PapiBaquigrafo00: SSD Avenger -> Thunder 1-3
SL CzR: promoted to Lieutenant
SL Honsou: promoted to Lieutenant
SL Scarlette: promoted to Lieutenant
FLEET COMMANDER'S HONOR GUARD ADVANCEMENTS
none this week
COMBAT RATINGS ADVANCEMENTS
LT Angel: Officer 2nd -> Officer 1st
LT CzR: Trainee -> Certified
LT Honsou: none -> Trainee
LT Morgoth: Marksman 2nd -> Marksman 1st
LCM ERiSi: Officer 4th -> Officer 3rd
LCM Graf D'Jinn: Officer 3rd -> Officer 2nd
CM EvilGrin: Elite 4th -> Elite 3rd
COL Naiilo: Veteran 1st -> Elite 4th
COL Ricaud: Officer 4th -> Officer 3rd
COL Stryker: Veteran 2nd -> Veteran 1st
COOP/PvE RATINGS ADVANCEMENTS
none this week
BS: LCM ERiSi
IS-SW: COL Ricaud
IS-BW: COL Stryker
IS-BR: LCM Kongo, LCM Donir, CM TI-40026, COL Stryker, HA Dempsey
MoI: CPT Ryder
Commodore activity report
communications: e-mail, Discord
SP flying: 31 missions
MP flying: 6 sorties
other: working on a fiction, working on some more battles
FCHG status: Imperator (4,524 pts = +0)
Combat rating: Tan (5,021 pts = +0)
COOP/PvE rating: Top Ace Ranger (11,758 pts = +6)
Competitions currently running
Dempsey's Weekly Screenshots
Every week, the report will have a screenshot. Not necessarily from a Star Wars movie. First Challenge pilot to send the correct answer to the mailing list wins.
Each victory earns you an IS-BR. Unless it's a 5th victory, you then get a IS-SR. Unless it's a 10th victory, which gives you an IS-GR!
Remember - your answer has to go to the list.
Last week's winner:
COL Stryker for The Shape of Water
3pt: COL Mell Kerrigan
2pt: CPT EvilGrin, LC Phalk Sturm, LC Kadon Beir, COL Stryker, GN Elwood the Brave
1pt: LT Dougal Caelleigh, LCM Richlet, CPT Kalve Ryder, MAJ Talon Jade, MAJ Tygra Shadowclaw, COL Silwar Naiilo
All Challenge pilots, as said before, I expect everyone to participate in next month's squadron competitions. The first of the big TC wide competitions is coming up, you need to be ready!
COM-TACA-FSE/HA Anahorn Dempsey/ISD-II Challenge, signing off
LoS-PSx23-RS-CSx2/DFC-SW-Rx3/MoC-10doc-11poc-11goc-10soc-89boc/CoLx14/CoEx4/CoS/CoB/LoAx3/OV-13E [IMPR] [Tan] [TAR]