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This report was submitted by CMDR/LC Tygra Shadowclaw/Thunder/Wing X/ISDII Challenge


 


THUNDER SQUADRON WSR #53

TO: Vice-Admiral Silwar Naiilo, Commodore ISDII Challenge
FROM: Lieutenant Colonel Tygra Shadowclaw, Commanding and Commander Legion X, Finest Executive Officer in the Fleet
DATE: 21-Nov-2021
SUBJECT: Thunder Squadron Weekly Report #53

SQUADRON NEWS

Welcome Thunder Pilots to this week's report!

The XO has published two new competitions. Check the C&E section below. Holidays are approaching for some so I am not expecting a lot of activity. Of course after the immediate holidays I am hoping to see something from everyone.

COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS



Crossword Challenge

Competition ID#: 3324
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: FL/CM Solohan50/Lambda 3-1/Wing I/ISDII Hammer
Competition runtime: 10/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (1 month, 8 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
Monthly 1st: IS-GR
2nd and 3rd: IS-SR
4th, 5th, and 6th: IS-BR
IS-CR every two completed puzzles including previous and future Crossword Challenges

Description:
Alright pilots, strap into your fighters and drink your Bantha milk, it’s time to show off your knowledge with a crossword puzzle. Every month a new crossword puzzle will be created with a specific theme. Complete the crossword puzzle and email a screenshot to Solohan50@gmail.com. Winners will be determined by the number of correct answers. In the event of a tie, winners will be decided by how quickly the screenshots are submitted from the time the puzzle is published.




Trivia Grand Tour Season Seven

Competition ID#: 3310
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 08/02/2021 - 12/27/2021 (1 month, 4 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-PR/GR/SR/BR as described below

Description:
Each week on Sunday evening (usually), Plif will send out a link pointing to five trivia questions for everyone to answer. The trivia questions will come from the canon Star Wars Universe. Responses are due the following Sunday before Plif releases the next set of questions.

Bonus questions may be sent out intermittently, either attached to a normal week or coinciding with a holiday or special event. Answering these questions will count towards the participation rewards, but not the weekly/monthly/overall awards.

== Point System ==

It's pretty mathy, but the formula is:

# Correct + (5 / Time in Seconds) * 1.5

The intent is for all players to earn points based on how many correct answers they provided and the amount of time it took to provide those answers while still providing the most points for players that provide all five correct answers.

Example: If GN Frown answered all five questions correctly in 45 seconds, he'd earn 5.167 points that week. If LC Tempest answered two questions correctly in 35 seconds, he'd earn 2.214 points that week.

For any participant that has access to more than one database PIN, uses both to access the trivia and the second entry has a significantly quicker time than the first, the second entry will not be eligible for any time-related scoring bonuses.

== Weekly Awards ==

First place weekly from the Corps - IS-SR

Second place weekly from the Corps - IS-BR

== Monthly Awards ==

First place monthly from the Corps - IS-GR

Second place monthly from the Corps - IS-SR

Third place monthly from the Corps - IS-BR

== End of Season Awards ==

Note: For the End of Season awards, each player's average will be the sum of their best 19 weeks, meaning that their lowest two weekly scores will be dropped.

First place overall from the Corps - IS-PR and the title Trivia Grand Tour Season Seven Champion

Second place overall from the Corps - IS-GR

Third place overall from the Corps - IS-SR

Fourth place overall from the Corps - IS-BR

== Participation Rewards ==

IS-CR for every 50 correctly answered questions.

IS-SR for correct answers at the following landmarks:

327 - Docking bay aboard the Death Star where the Millennium Falcon was captured (and later “escaped”)
725 - The odds against surviving a night on the frozen surface of Hoth

IS-GR for correct answers at the following landmark:

1138 - In honor of The Maker

Participation totals are carried over from comp IDs 2623, 2696, 2741, 2869, 2893, 2947, 2957, 2979, 3003, 3038, 3047, 3053, 3055, 3103, 3222, 3244, and 3266.



COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021

Competition ID#: 3276
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (1 month, 8 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW for the year

Description:
Every Legion of Skirmish earned gives the pilot a point on the Multiplayer Coop Kill Board and the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW for top 6 monthly, at the end of the year the top 10 pilots win IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.



MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021

Competition ID#: 3275
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (1 month, 8 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW for the year

Description:
MP Ace of the TIE Corps is going to have to work a little bit differently in 2021 with Star Wars Squadrons in full force and a similar competition being run by the COO for that game.

Every Legion of Combat earned gives the pilot a point on the Multiplayer Kill Board. Counting just the points earned from games OTHER than Star Wars Squadrons, the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW for top 6 monthly, at the end of the year the top 10 pilots win IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.



The Challenge with Words

Competition ID#: 3274
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: FL-ROA-SQXO/COL Marenta/Inferno 3-1/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 04/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (1 month, 8 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GR for first and second correct submission
IS-SR for third, fourth, and fifth correct submissions
IS-BR for sixth through tenth correct submissions
IS-CR for completing the puzzle after the first ten entries.

Description:
Description: After a particularly bad batch of Chalquilla was distributed by Inferno Squadron, medical was inundated with severely hungover and somewhat illiterate members of the fleet. The tanks had been infected with a spore that ate sugar and spit out alcohol, like yeast. But, this spore also had a side effect, it secreted a neuro- inhibitor that ate away people’s knowledge. To help “stimulate” some learning, Inferno, along with the medical crew, have started sending out word puzzles to help the members of the fleet regain some of their lost knowledge.

Method: At the beginning of every month COL Marenta will generate a word search and post the link. Each month the puzzle will be related to something specific, planets, people, craft, manufacturers, wars, a movie/book/series, etc. At the beginning of the month, COL Marenta will announce the winners of the previous month and send out the next month’s puzzle.



SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021

Competition ID#: 3240
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (1 month, 8 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW for the year

Description:
Every Single Player mission flown earns the pilot a point on the Kill Board and the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

Each mission only counts once for the year, but missions flown in previous years can be reflown for points on the Kill Board (but not additional FCHG points). The Kill Board statistics on the TIE Corps website are final.

IS-GW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW for top 6 monthly, at the end of the year the top 10 pilots win IS-PW/GW/GW/SW/SW/SW/BW/BW/BW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.



COO's Star Wars Squadrons Episode VII - 2021

Competition ID#: 3235
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: COO/FA Miles Prower/TC-3/VSDII Aggressor
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (1 month, 8 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
Monthly:
IS-GW for 1st place pilot
IS-SW for 2nd place pilot
IS-BW for 3rd place pilot OR 1st place pilot when there are less than 3 pilots placing.

Annual:
IS-PW for 1st place pilot
IS-GW for 2nd place pilot
IS-BW for 3rd place pilot

Description:
Pilots,
Welcome to the 2021 refresh of the COO's Star Wars Challenge.

Platforms Involved:
Squadrons

Objective:
Accumulate the most missions in a Squadrons approved multiplayer platform. You may submit PvP battles (Legion of Combat) or PvE battles (Legion of Skirmish). You have from 00:00 GMT on the first day of the month to begin and your submissions must be approved by the Combat Operations Office no later than 23:59 GMT on the last day of the month.

At the end of the month the totals will be tallied for each pilot's LoC and LoS scores and totaled into a sum. The top three scoring pilots will receive the respectively monthly reward based on ranking.

There will also be an ongoing annual ranking so you are encouraged to continue participation. The top pilot will be given 3 points for that month towards that ranking, reduced to 2 or 1 if there are less than 3 pilots participating each month. At the end of the year, the top three pilots overall will receive the annual awards.



Firebird Squadron Training

Competition ID#: 3189
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: CMDR-WARD/GN Stryker/Firebird/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 10/19/2020 - 12/31/2021 (1 month, 8 days left)
Unit(s) involved: ISDII Challenge

Competition medals:
IS-CW for most wins in a session, IS-BW for attending three events. IS-SW for attending the most events in six months. IS-GW for attending the most events in a year.

Description:
Every two weeks, Firebird will assemble for Multiplayer Training! Star Wars Squadrons, EA Battlefront 2, and others; let's try to get full flights working together!

Pilots will be awarded an IS-CW for most wins in a session, IS-BW for every 3 events attended, IS-SW for attending the most events in six months, and an IS-GW for attending the most events in a year.



Holos for the Holidays

Competition ID#: 3343
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: CMDR/CPT Honsou/Tempest/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 11/22/2021 - 12/20/2021 (28 days left)
Unit(s) involved: ISDII Challenge

Competition medals:
IS-SR for first place
IS-BR for second place
IS-CR for writing at least 600 words

Description:
With the standard Imperial calendar holiday season upon us, it was great happenstance that during our short stay in the Tusorix system we were able to use the long range comms relays to send some holos to our families back home.

I would like to invite your TC characters to write a short holiday message to their friends, relatives or other contacts back home. Tell them what life is like aboard the Challenge, tell them about our/your great accomplishments this Imperial standard year and your hopes for the coming year.

Callsigns for the Corps

Competition ID#: 3342
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: CMDR/CPT Honsou/Tempest/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 11/22/2021 - 12/20/2021 (28 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-GR for the absolute best callsign and reasoning.
IS-SR for second place.
IS-BR for third place.
IS-CR for any pilot whose callsign is adopted by the recipient into their TC Discord name (recipient must DM me to advise they have made the change).

Description:
There are some great stories of comic names and scenarios that occur in the TC voice channels during our time flying together along with conversations in the various Discord chats and fictions that have been written.

I think it's time to air some of these to a wider audience.

For this competition I would like those wishing to take part to pick up to three of their fellow TC pilots and issue them an amusing or fitting callsign, with a brief description of why they have chosen that particular name. (Please be respectful, though banter is expected.)

Please DM me your entries before the closing date and winners will be announced on or before
xmas eve!

Armchair Admirals

Competition ID#: 3341
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: FL-SQXO/CM LegionX/Thunder 2-1/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 11/17/2021 - 01/17/2022 (1 month, 26 days left)
Unit(s) involved: TIE Corps

Competition medals:
IS-SR
IS-BR

Description:
Competition involving the Star Wars: Empire at War to help promote activity for more strategic games in the TC.

Sign ups to be made by email or Discord DMs to LegionX

Competition is simple:
-1v1 battles (must be Space Battles)
-Have the most wins between those who have signed up for the competition.
-All victory screenshots are to be sent to LegionX either via Discord DM or email.
-IS-SR for first place / IS-BR for second place

Prepare your Fleets!!


Legion's Challenging Time Trials

Competition ID#: 3340
Competition status: approved
Submitted by: FL-SQXO/CM LegionX/Thunder 2-1/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
Competition runtime: 12/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (1 month, 9 days left)
Unit(s) involved: ISDII Challenge

Competition medals:
IS-SW - First Place
IS-BW - Second Place

Description:
The goal of this competition is to kill CM LegionX in a 1v1 "Dogfight" as quickly as you can in Star Wars Squadrons.

CM LegionX will NOT attack, but merely evade you at all times. Your goal is to simply attack him as fast as possible.

You will need to destroy his craft 3 times in order to finish the time trail. Pilots are permitted to use ANY craft they so choose from ANY faction.
*Be Advised* you CANNOT change ships DURING an attempt. You will be locked in the chosen ship for the remainder of the attempt.

CM LegionX will only be using his ship's countermeasures and the Signal Jammer auxiliary to evade you.
*Be Advised* Resupply points will be DISABLED during the attempt.

Upon completing a time trail, pilots are allowed and encouraged to try again to obtain quicker times. However, they must wait a minimum of 24 hours after their attempt to allow others to make their attempts. Please schedule your time slots with CM LegionX to help in keeping scheduling smooth and non chaotic.

Good luck Pilots, may the quickest time prevail!




SQUADRON ACTIVITY

FLIGHT I - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Thunder Warriors - "Bring the Thunder"

Thunder CMDR: LC Tygra Shadowclaw

Email /Discord
Admin Work
Played DDO
Played SWTOR
IS-BW x 1 Challenge Championship League 3rd place


Thunder 1-2: COL Impulse

EH Command staff work
BS x 1 MSE award

Thunder 1-3: LCM Ryuzokin

Email / Discord
Promoted to LCM
BS x 1 MSE
IS-CR x 1 Trvia Gran Tour

Thunder 1-4: TBD

TBD

FLIGHT II - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Lightning Raiders - "Feel the Thunder"

Thunder 2-1: CM LegionX

Email/Discord
Admin Work
Submitted 2 new competitions
IS-BW x 1 Challenge Cup 3rd place
PC x 1 MSE

Thunder 2-2: CM Neko

Email / Discord

Thunder 2-3: LT SerenityStar13

Email / Discord
ISM x 1 MSE

Thunder 2-4: LT The Dice Goblin

Quiet

FLIGHT III - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Rolling Thunder - "Fear the Thunder"

Thunder 3-1: CPT Dynamus

Email / Discord
IS -BW x 1 Challenge Cup 3rd place
PC x 1 MSE

Thunder 3-2: TBD

TBD

Thunder 3-3: CM Iam Thinking

Email / Discord
ISM x 1 MSE

Thunder 3-4: LT Green

Email / Discord


ROSTER


Thunder Squadron - Assassination
of Wing X of the ISDII Challenge


COMMANDER Lieutenant Colonel Tygra Shadowclaw
NICKNAME Stormbringers
MOTTO "Swift, Silent, Deadly"
WEBSITE http://wiki.emperorshammer.org/Thunder_Squadron ; http://thunder.isdchallenge.org/
MESSAGE BOARD http://discord.com/invite/MSxYV8a
REPORTS https://tc.emperorshammer.org/showreport.php?id=1&nid=40
BATTLEBOARD https://tc.emperorshammer.org/battleboard.php?sqn=40

uniform patch


FLIGHT I - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Thunder Warriors
Motto: "You've been Thunderstruck"
[1] LC Tygra Shadowclaw
[2] COL Impulse
[3] LCM Ryuzokin
[4] TBA



FLIGHT II - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Lightning Raiders
Motto: "Feel the Thunder"
[5] CM LegionX
[6] CM Neko
[7] LT SerenityStar13
[8] LT The Dice Goblin



FLIGHT III - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Rolling Thunder
Motto: "Fear the Thunder"
[9] CPT Dynamus
[10] TBD
[11] CM Iam Thinking
[12] LT Green


COMMANDERS CORNER

WORDS FROM OUR CMDR, LTC Tygra Shadowclaw:
I will be depending on the Flight leaders to step up. You're in a position of leadership which means you have some additional duties beyond that of a standard Flight member.

For those that haven't taken the TIE CORE course from the Imperial Academy, please do so. By not taking it you will limit yourselves to the Rank of Lieutenant and no higher. The course is not difficult and can be done in 30 minutes.


Questions, Comments? bring them to me. Complaints? Take them to your XO!

The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural" - Chancellor Palpatine



FL-SQXO/CM LegionX/Thunder/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
BS/PCx4/ISMx2/MoI-BC/MoC-1soc-3boc/MUA-Rx1/IS-2SW-2SR-13BR-2CR/LoC-CSx7-
Rx3/LoS-TS-IS-CSx9-Rx2/CoB [Marksman 4th] [Gunner's Mate 4th] {TCCORE-
SM/5}

Assassins