The Storm's Gaze #8
Commodore's report: 2021-09-05 - 2021-09-13
From the Desk of Silwar Naiilo
I hope everyone has had a chance to catch a breath after Imperial Storm 3, because Raise the Flag looms on the horizon. Beginning October 1st, it is the most grueling - and most important - competition of the year. The ISD-II Challenge is at full strength this year, and I have no doubt that we will end victorious, as we have in Imperial Storm, TIE Corps in Battles, and numerous other competitions over the last year since its recommissioning. More details will be shared as rules are finalized. For now, keep yourself loose and ready for flying, writing, and drawing until you drop.
We've seen a number of promotions over the last couple of weeks. Congratulations are due to LC EvilGrin, MAJ Kalve Ryder, CPT Graf D'Jinn, LT Drummer The Gunner Nate, and LT Hawksniper!
LT Scarlette has announced a new competition, "Starship Designers". This competition is about designing your very own starship, which can be as detailed or simple as you wish. Designs must include the exterior (blueprint style or actual artwork) and interior of any rooms of your choice. The design can be of any kind of ship- fighter, cruiser, etc.
Submissions will be judged on overall composition, art skill, and design. Submissions should be sent to LT Scarlette via direct message in Discord.
LCM Xylo Pathtel is running the competition "Poetic Proficiency". He posts a subject and format, and you write a poem. Round two voting is open, which featured an acrostic poem with the letters CHALLENGE, and round three entries can be submitted. Round 3 will challenge you to use iambic pentameter to write about our favorite drink and lubricant, Chalquilla.
Last round's winners, with a haiku about rebel ships:
Pretenders you are,
The Empire is all you need,
Die, you Rebel Scum.
CPT Graf D'Jinn
rusty, old xwing
gold and blue, guide my shots true
please give me a TIE
COL Marenta's Inferno Signal Scramble has completed its 11th round, a competition where she posts an unknown acronym - and you guess what it means. You can vote for the 12th round and enter the 13th round until September 26th. Winners from the last round are:
JYR - J-wings? like Yoinks, Raggy by LCM Xylo Pethtel
OBWO - Old Ben Was Old by LT Ryuzokin
PAUGE - Poor A-Wings Unavoidably Get Extinct by COL Phalk Sturm
ISDII Challenge: On the Offensive has ended! Pilots from the ISD-IIChallenge were tasked with flying XWA-Free #161, a brand-new mission that I built featuring the squadrons and pilots of the Challenge. COL Phalk Sturm took first place, LCM Colo Deste second, and COL NiksaVel third. All have been awarded Iron Stars.
Real Heroes of the Challenge: Doctor Canto Val-Har
A newly commissiond Lieutenant and Medical Officer, Val-Har joined the ISD Challenge directly from completion of her medical education and military training. A young Pantoran female, with characteristic blue skin, yellow eyes and purple hair, the striking gold markings under her eyes signify her family's genealogy. Born on Aurora Prime to a pro-Imperial Pantoran family in exile from their homeworld, she has little connection with her native culture and has embraced the Empire fully.
Short in stature but athletic, confident but quiet, she is adjusting quickly to her new life onboard an active ISD. Having joined the military to escape the cloying attentions and expectations of her family she is constantly looking to challenge herself and experience new things. A keen observer, she is working to integrate herself into the ISD Challenge's hierarchy while conscious that the crew is predominantly human and by defintion she stands out.
Eager to prove herself as capable and trusted she will always volunteer when medical support is needed and has shown a particular affinity for cybernetics, an area in which she is now focusing her work. Her ability to enhance the interaction and sensitivity of response of enhancements has allowed a number of veterans to keep flying, despite significant injuries and has earned her a loyal following amongst the pilots of Wing X.
Written by FA Jarek La'an
- Missions completed: 22
- Reviews submitted: 3
- LoCs earned: 137
- LoSs earned: 66
- CM -> CPT Graf Dâ€˜Jinn
- SL -> LT Drummer The Gunner Nate
- MAJ -> LC EvilGrin
- CPT -> MAJ Kalve Ryder
- SL -> LT Hawksniper
Silver Star of the Empire
LCM Colo Delste, CM Morgoth
Bronze Star of the Empire
LCM Xylo Pethtel, LT SirCaleb, COL NiksaVel, COL Marenta, MAJ Kalve Ryder, GN Anahorn Dempsey, COL Phalk Sturm
LT AyePeaBee, LT Aisling, LCM Colo Delste, LT Gisornator
Imperial Security Medal
LCM Cupcake, LCM Critical Hit, LCM Akreseus, LCM Colo Delste, CPT Richlet
Iron Star - Gold Ribbon
LCM Jaxx Nassin
Iron Star - Gold Wings
COL Phalk Sturm
Iron Star - Silver Ribbon
MAJ Kalve Ryder
Iron Star - Silver Wings
LCM Colo Delste, GN Anahorn Dempsey
Iron Star - Bronze Wings
COL NiksaVel, COL Phalk Sturm
Iron Star - Copper Ribbon
LCM Colo Delste
Legion of Combat
CPT Graf Dâ€˜Jinn, LCM Xylo Pethtel, LT Taurus, LCM Jaxx Nassin, LC EvilGrin, LCM Cody Lance, COL Marenta, CM Honsou, LCM Akreseus, LCM Colo Delste, CPT Richlet, CM Morgoth, LT Gisornator, LT Hawksniper, CM LegionX
Legion of Skirmish
CPT Graf Dâ€˜Jinn, LCM Cupcake, LCM Xylo Pethtel, LT Drummer The Gunner Nate, LCM Jaxx Nassin, LC EvilGrin, LCM Cody Lance, LCM Colo Delste, CM Morgoth, LT Ryuzokin, CM LegionX, CM Iam Thinking, VA Silwar Naiilo
Combat Ratings Advancements
PvP Rating Advancements
- LCM Xylo Pethtel: Officer 4th
- CM Honsou: Officer 1st
- LCM Colo Delste: Officer 2nd
- CM LegionX: Marksman 4th
Co-Op Rating Advancements
- LCM Xylo Pethtel: Private 1st
- LT Drummer The Gunner Nate: Beginner
- LC EvilGrin: Private 3rd
- LCM Cody Lance: Private 3rd
- LT Ryuzokin: Private 3rd
- VA Silwar Naiilo: Campaigner 4th
until undefined for the undefined.
Challenge's Poetic Proficiency
until 2021-11-14 for the ISD-II Challenge.
LCM Xylo Pethtel will announce a format and subject biweekly. Write and vote on poetry.
until 2021-10-18 for the Entire TC.
Design the exterior and interior of our very own starship. Send entires to LT Scarlette in Discord.
until 2021-09-30 for the Entire TC.
Every month, Solohan50 will send out a crossword puzzle. Winners determined by number of correct answers.
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.
- Email, Discord
- Flight Activity:
- Battlefront 2 PvE
- New PvE Rating:
- Campaigner 4th