The Storm's Gaze #1
Commodore's report: 2021-07-01 - 2021-07-16
From the Desk of Silwar Naiilo
Vice Admiral Silwar Naiilo paced the bridge, tense. Less than a week after being trusted with command of one of the most highly-decorated ships in the history of the TIE Corps- a ship with decades of awards, brilliant pilots and leaders- Silwar was facing his first battle. The fact that the battle was only a simulation didn't matter; pride was on the line, and it would be a test of his abilities to command as well as the Challenge's readiness to wage war. His mind drifted to chalquilla to calm his nerves, but he thought better of it and motioned to one of the new faces on the deck. "Coffee, hot, black."
Reports came in that the Challenge's Infiltrator battlegroup was nearly in position over Kammia. It would be the very first battle of Imperial Storm, pitting a large, well-prepared fleet against unknown forces led by the Hammer. Silwar had ribbed Stryker and Horus in the past- and when feeling confident, even Dempsey- about their love for rebel craft, but now was the time to prove whether they could hold it together. An announcement crisply spoke over his comms device: "Battlegroup dropping out of hyperspace in 3... 2... 1..."
The celebration that night was a sight to behold.
While we can't give out many details yet, the victory at Kammia was only possible due to the dozens of pilots who took part in the singleplayer and multiplayer games for the Challenge. So far, in each of our battles, we have had almost double the number of active pilots - and as you will see later in this report, our prodigious amount of medals is proof. In Imperial Storm, we now own five systems (to the Hammer's two and the Warrior's three), and estimate that we have the largest fleet by a wide margin. Hold fast, and we shall prove that the Challenge is, indeed, up to the challenge. COL Marenta is documenting our exploits, and once Imperial Storm is over, I expect to both write and read plenty of fiction about what actually happened in each battle - from each ship's perspective.
I have launched my first ship-wide competition as COM: Real Heroes of the Challenge. This competition ends in about two weeks; review the Competitions section below for more details.
Please let me know if any issues with my reports; I am working on a new template, and I expect that over the next few weeks the template I use may change quite a bit. If there is any information that you'd like to see (or like to see less of), feel free to email or ping me in Discord.
Last, but certainly not least, I would like to lay praise upon HA Dempsey as much as possible for her excellent leadership for the past year, and thank CM Honsou for stepping up to lead Tempest Squadron. I cannot overstate how much I look forward to working with each of you to continue to push the Challenge to its potential.
- Missions completed: 155
- Reviews submitted: 7
- LoCs earned: 325
- LoSs earned: 994
- LT -> LCM Cupcake
- LT -> LCM Critical Hit
- LCM -> CM Honsou
- SL -> LT Gisornator
- SL -> LT Ryuzokin
Gold Star of the Empire
GN Anahorn Dempsey
Imperial Achievement Ribbon
CPT TI-40026, COL Marenta
Commendation of Bravery
LCM Critical Hit, LT Taurus
Medal of Instruction
CM Honsou, LCM LegionX
Order of the Vanguard
MAJ EvilGrin, CM Neko, CM Iam Thinking
Iron Star with Silver Wings
Iron Star with Silver Ribbon
GN Stryker, LT Sylas Pitt
Iron Star with Bronze Wings
Iron Star with Bronze Ribbon
GN Stryker, MAJ EvilGrin
Iron Star with Copper Ribbon
LCM Critical Hit, LT Jaxx Nassin, MAJ EvilGrin, LT Scarlette, LCM Cody Lance, GN Anahorn Dempsey, LC Phalk Sturm
Iron Star with Copper Wings
CM Honsou, CM Richlet, LCM Morgoth, LCM Coldsnacks, CM Neko
Legion of Combat
COL Horus Blackheart, LCM Cupcake, LT Xylo Pethtel, LCM Critical Hit, LT MagnoMoose, GN Stryker, LT Taurus, LT Jaxx Nassin, LT Sylas Pitt, CPT TI-40026, FA Jarek La'an, MAJ EvilGrin, COL Marenta, CM Honsou, LT Akreseus, CM Richlet, LCM EchoVII, CPT Kalve Ryder, LCM Morgoth, LCM Coldsnacks, LT Gisornator, LC Tygra Shadowclaw, CM Dynamus
Legion of Skirmish
LCM Cupcake, CM Graf D'Jinn, LT Xylo Pethtel, LCM Critical Hit, GN Stryker, LT Taurus, LT Jaxx Nassin, CPT TI-40026, FA Jarek La'an, LT eriksen1803, COL NiksaVel, LCM Cody Lance, COL Marenta, LT Thatcher, CM Honsou, LT Akreseus, CM Richlet, GN Anahorn Dempsey, CPT Kalve Ryder, LCM Morgoth, LCM Coldsnacks, LT Ryuzokin, LCM LegionX, CM Neko, CM Dynamus, CM Iam Thinking, LT Green
Medal of Communication - Diamond Oak Cluster
COL Horus Blackheart, FA Jarek La'an
Medal of Communication - Platinum Oak Cluster
GN Stryker, LC Phalk Sturm, LC Tygra Shadowclaw, CM Dynamus
Medal of Communication - Gold Oak Cluster
COL NiksaVel, CPT Kalve Ryder, CM Neko, CM Iam Thinking
Medal of Communication - Silver Oak Cluster
CPT TI-40026, CM Honsou, LCM EchoVII, GN Anahorn Dempsey, LCM Morgoth, LCM LegionX
Medal of Communication - Bronze Oak Cluster
COL Horus Blackheart, LT K Perkis, LCM Cupcake, CM Graf D'Jinn, LCM Critical Hit, GN Stryker, CPT TI-40026, FA Jarek La'an, COL NiksaVel, MAJ EvilGrin, LT Shiro Kusanagi, LT Orren Brimarch, LT Scarlette, LCM Cody Lance, COL Marenta, LCM Dougal Ceallaigh, CM Honsou, LT Akreseus, CM Richlet, LCM EchoVII, GN Anahorn Dempsey, LC Phalk Sturm, LCM Morgoth, LCM Coldsnacks, LC Tygra Shadowclaw, COL Impulse, LCM LegionX, CM Neko, LT The Dice Goblin, CM Dynamus, CM Iam Thinking, LT Green
Combat Ratings Advancements
PvP Rating Advancements
- LT Xylo Pethtel: Marksman 3rd
- LT Taurus: Marksman 2nd, Marksman 3rd, Marksman 4th
- LT Jaxx Nassin: Officer 3rd, Officer 4th
- LT Akreseus: Marksman 3rd
- CPT Kalve Ryder: Marksman 3rd
- LCM Coldsnacks: Officer 4th
- LT Gisornator: Trainee
- LC Tygra Shadowclaw: Marksman 4th
- CM Dynamus: Officer 4th
Co-Op Rating Advancements
- LCM Critical Hit: Qualified
- GN Stryker: Gunner's Mate 3rd, Gunner's Mate 4th
- LT Taurus: Beginner
- LT Jaxx Nassin: Private 3rd, Private 4th, Qualified
- CPT TI-40026: Gunner's Mate 1st
- LT eriksen1803: Qualified
- COL NiksaVel: Private 3rd, Private 4th, Qualified
- COL Marenta: Private 3rd, Private 4th, Qualified
- CM Honsou: Private 3rd
- LT Akreseus: Beginner
- CPT Kalve Ryder: Campaigner 3rd, Campaigner 4th, Gunner's Mate 1st, Gunner's Mate 2nd, Gunner's Mate 3rd, Gunner's Mate 4th, Private 1st, Private 2nd
- LCM Morgoth: Private 2nd
- LT Ryuzokin: Qualified, Beginner
- CM Neko: Qualified
- CM Dynamus: Qualified
- LT Wolf to FM/LT Wolf/Firebird 1-2/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- LT Taurus to FM/LT Taurus/Firebird 1-3/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- LT Jaxx Nassin to FL/LT Jaxx Nassin/Firebird 2-1/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- FA Jarek La'an to COMM/FA Jarek La'an/CS-4(a)/ARQ Herald
- LT eriksen1803 to FM/LT eriksen1803/Firebird 3-3/Wing X/ISDII Challenge, FM/LT eriksen1803/Firebird 1-3/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- CM Honsou to CMDR/CM Honsou/Tempest/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- GN Anahorn Dempsey to FM-TACA/GN Anahorn Dempsey/Tempest 2-3/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- LT Gisornator to FM/SL Gisornator/Tempest 3-4/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- LT Ryuzokin to FM/SL Ryuzokin/Thunder 1-3/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- CM Neko to FM/CM Neko/Thunder 2-2/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
- CM Iam Thinking to FM/CM Iam Thinking/Thunder 3-3/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Real Heroes of the challenge
until 2021-08-01 for the ISD-II Challenge.
Create an NPC who works on the Challenge. What do they do and how did they get there?
until 2021-09-30 for the Entire TC.
EVery month, Solohan50 will send out a crossword puzzle. Winners determined by number of correct answers.
Guess the Pilot!
until 2021-08-01 for the Entire TC.
Guess who the pilots are by their uniform in a timed test.
Imperial Storm III
until 2021-07-30 for the Entire TC.
The entire fleet has a simulated battle. Legion farming and SP scores count.
until 2021-07-25 for the Entire TC.
Design a new patch for a new squadron, Sigma. Send entries to acetiepilot.
Inferno Signal Scramble
until 2022-01-01 for the ISD-II Challenge.
Fill in the acronyms from random letter combinations; Google Forms link posted to the Challenge Discord channel
MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021
until 2021-12-31 for the Entire TC.
Pilots earn monthly and yearly medals for the most LoCs earned. Squadrons games not eligible.
SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021
until 2021-12-31 for the Entire TC.
Pilots earn monthly and yearly medals for the most singleplayer missions played.