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  ISDII Challenge Commodore report #36 (04/18/2021)
This report was submitted by COM-TACA-FSE/HA Anahorn Dempsey/ISDII Challenge

ISD-II Challenge
Commodore HA Dempsey reporting
Report ID: H.AD.36
Report date: April 18th, 2021


On the bridge of her Star Destroyer, High Admiral Dempsey was looking back and forth between the holographic projection of the battle, and the actual battle outside. Contrary to the usual cacophony of alarms blaring on the bridge, there was relative silence after she'd order the alarms to be silenced. She didn't need them to know her ship was in dire straits. Fortunately, the enemy Vic's advance on the Challenge had been slowed by the valiant efforts of her pilots. She didn't really want to hear how many of them wouldn't be returning to the hangar when this was over. One of the enemy light cruisers was clearly out of the fight, it was trying to limp away while its atmosphere was venting into space. Unfortunately, she had noticed the turbolaser batteries on the starboartd side had fallen silent.

"Come about, 40 degrees," she ordered. Boost the shields on the portside." She felt the tremor as the massive ship changed its position. But Dempsey realized it wouldn't help much. The enemy forces wre getting slaughtered, but as her own fighter's numbers slowly decreased, the enemy's supply appeared to be without limit.

"New contact," someone said. "Two ships, medium sized, exiting hyperspace on vector gamma six niner." Dempsey sighed. More enemies to deal with, what else could.... She paused. Gamma Six Niner. Her head turned towards the holographic display. Two new lights flashed in. A small smile appeared as she turned back towards the transparisteel viewports. She squeezed her eyes and she thought she could see the new arrivals.

Outside, LC Shadowclaw had a better view of the new developments. In the corner of his eye he glanced a ship exiting hyperspace. He turned his head to see what just popped out of hyperspace and saw a large bulk freighter coming straight at him. A blind pull on his yoke turned his fighter out of the freighter's path just in time. As he tried to regain control of his fighter's barrel roll, he tried to follow the path of the freighter. He yelled in enthusiasm as he saw the freighter crash into one of the pirate cruisers. A moment later a giant fireball erupted as the freighter exploded. Not an ordinary freighter, he thought.

Aboard the Challenge, Dempsey as well could see the explosion. In the distance, a second massive explosion ripped through the enemy Vic as the second freighter crashed into it. Finally, the tables were turning. Another moment later, two Gun ships jumped out of hyperspace near the enemy Vic. As their turbo laser batteries opened fire upon the crippled Vic. The gunships were small, but they really packed a punch.

"Enemy Vic is withdrawing!" came the sound over the comm system. Dempsey checked the displays. Slowly but surely, the Vic was changing course. "Enemy fighters are pulling back as well." Dempsey smiled. It would seem the battle was won. She just wondered what the cost would be.

Commodore's speech

This week the second squadron on this ship hit 11 tasks completed. Well done, Firebird. Both squadrons: get thinking on what you want to change, the world is yours. Change is not required, so consider your options. That leaves 3 squadrons that are falling behind, and unfortunately, at the current rate, that won't be good enough. Remember, a minimum of 5 tasks is required from all squadrons!

March MSE's were completed after a slight delay. Medals are flying out and medals have been received. I like that. Especially when people are receiving high tier medals like Silver Stars of the Empire. Any medal earned is a good thing, but I like the shiny silver :)

What I also like is promotions. And we saw a number of them. A few Sub-Lieutenants lost their subs, and good as they are, getting promoted to Lieutenant Colonel is always better, so kudos to you, LC Tygra Shadowclaw! That means there's one more Sub-lieutenant on this ship, and that won't be lasting long. Good news all around. LCM Dynamus has also earned some kudos as he can drop the Lieutenant bit from his rank and is now a full Commander. Good work! Lastly, nice job to him as well for being named Flight III Flight Leader, and kudos to LT LegionX for being named squadron XO for Thunder.

Last up, we're almost filled up as a ship. There's 3 open slots in Firebird at the moment, making it the only squadron with less than 12 pilots. But not for long I fear as a number of pilots are on the brink of being declared AWOL.

For those of us who play multi-player, there's been a major change. As of now, the PvP Killboard will only be counting LoCs earned in games that are not Star Wars Squadrons, LoCs earned in that game will have their own COO Office competition.

News headlines this week

  • CoLs (still) due to be awarded soon
  • Squadron ReMob 3 is still on. See competition information on the site.
  • Congrats on your promotions, LT MagnoMoose, LT RedKnight, CM Dynamos and LC Tygra Shadowclaw
  • Split in LoC competitions between Squadrons and the rest
    Transfers, promotions and medals this week


  • LCM Dynamus: Thunder 3-1 -> Thunder 3-1
  • CM Aval: Thunder 3-2 -> Thunder 3-2


  • SL MagnoMoose: promoted to Lieutenant
  • SL RedKnight: promoted to Lieutenant
  • LCM Dynamus: promoted to Commander
  • MAJ Tygra Shadowclaw: promoted to Lieutenant Colonel


  • LCM Morgoth: none -> Grenadier


  • SL AlienC: none -> Trainee
  • LT Cupcake: Trainee -> Certified
  • LT RedKnight: none -> Trainee
  • LT The Dice Goblin: none -> Trainee
  • COL Stryker: Elith 4th -> Elite 3rd


  • GN Jarek La'an: Gunner's Mate 4th -> Gunner's Mate 3rd


  • Silver Star of the Empire: LT Honsou, LT Wrecker, CM Richlet, LC Phalk Sturm, HA Dempsey
  • Bronze Star of the Empire: LT Coldsnacks, LT LegionX, LCM EchoVII, LCM Morgoth, CM Graf D'Jinn
  • Imperial Security Medal: LT Akreseus, LT K Perkis, LT Hiyama, LT The Dice Goblin, LCM Neko, LCM Iam Thinking, COL Tomax Drachen
  • Iron Star with Silver Wings: LC Phalk Sturm, COL Stryker
  • Iron Star with Bronze Wings: LT MagnoMoose, LC Phalk Sturm, COL NiksaVel, HA Dempsey
  • Iron Star with Copper Wings: LT Wrecker
  • Iron Star with Gold Ribbon: LC Phalk Sturm
  • Iron Star with Silver Ribbon: COL Stryker
  • Iron Star with Bronze Ribbon: LT LegionX, LT Wrecker, COL Tomax Drachen, COL Stryker
  • Commendation of Bravery: LT LegionX
    Commodore activity report

  • communications: e-mail, Discord
  • SP flying: 36 missions
  • MP flying: nope
  • other: not much

  • FCHG status: Imperator (4,504 pts = +0)
  • Combat rating: Tan (5,040 pts = +0)
  • COOP/PvE rating: Top Ace Ranger (11,844 pts = +1)
    Competitions currently running

    Challenge ship-wide competitions:

  • Dempsey's Weekly Screenshots (trivia)

  • Trivia for the Challenged (trivia)

    There's always competitions running at your squadron level, or TC wide. Check your Commander's weekly report or The Competitions Center at the TC website.

    Commodore's Competitions

    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.

    Current screenshot:

    Last week's winner:
    LT Wrecker for Godzilla

    Current standings:
    5pt: CPT EvilGrin
    3pt: COL Stryker, COL Mell Kerrigan, MAJ Tygra Shadowclaw
    2pt: LCM Richlet, LC Phalk Sturm, LC Kadon Beir, GN Elwood the Brave, COL Marenta
    1pt: LT Dougal Cealleigh, LT Wrecker, CM TI-40026, CPT Kalve Ryder, MAJ Talon Jade, COL Silwar Naiilo


    Wrapping up

    I like where this ship is headed. We're near full and many of the pilots are flying their asses off. And that's how it should be. Keep going!

    COM-TACA-FSE/HA Anahorn Dempsey/ISD-II Challenge, signing off

       21SR-89BR/LoC-PSx9-RSx2-IS-CSx2/LoS-PSx23-RS-IS-CSx3-Rx4/DFC-SW-Rx3/CoS/CoEx4/CoLx14/CoB/LoAx3/OV-14E [Imperator] [Tan] [TAR]