Captain’s Log, Stardate: 87868.74

Captain Bryn Aen of the U.S.S. Lukas

At long last, I’m being promoted to Captain. The subspace message just came in from Admiral Quinn to return to Earth Spacedock in order to take care of the formalities. I am excited about the advancement, but also a little sad about moving on.

Becoming a full Captain means I’m going to be given a new command, which also means that I’ll no longer be flying the Lukas. The Akira class heavy escort has been a real challenge for me, and it has been only recently have I gotten comfortable with the proper strategies and tactics required. She’s a beautiful ship, both fast and powerful, but more delicate than I was expecting. It was a large adjustment from the Grace, which was a Nova class science vessel, and even though I could be getting a tactical escort, I’m pretty sure that Quinn will be putting me in command of a long range science vessel. My duty record aboard the Grace was much better than it’s my time on the Lukas, there have been quite a few trips to Spacedock for repairs and refits.

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

Captain Bryn Aen of the U.S.S. Auryn

The meeting with Quinn went well. As I expected, I’ve been given command of a Discovery class long range science vessel. In recognition of my Starfleet service I was allowed to christen the ship the U.S.S. Auryn. An auryn is a bird of prey from my homeworld known for it’s intelligence, grace, and curiousness.

While I will miss the Lukas, Auryn is a gorgeous ship and the first few shakedown cruises were very smooth. It did not take me long to switch my tactics back to what I’d used aboard the Grace, and I’ve quickly become comfortable with the science vessel.

The crew has settled in well. Prya and V’lel are missing the additional tactical capabilities, but are adjusting. Imaria and T’Rasu are very happy to have expanded roles on the bridge, although Imaria did have to do some retraining. Nayl and Meelok are also pleased, apparently they’re expecting easier duties now that they won’t be constantly working on repairs. While Auryn’s shields are impressive, I’m still expecting to pick up some scratches soon.

As per our tradition, we paid our respects at the monument in Wolf 359 before returning to the Tarod sector in Iota Pavonis. Our mission there was nearly completed before I received the order to return to Sol from Quinn, so we won’t stay there long.

I’ve already received a message from Captain Kurland at Deep Space 9 requesting assistance in the Bajor sector, once we’ve finished our investigations into the current Romulan issues we’ll set course for the Beta Ursae sector block.

U.S.S. Auryn, Discovery-class long rang science vessel
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7 thoughts on “Captain’s Log 87868.74

  • April 8, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Hey I really enjoyed this Captain’s Log. Looking forward to more. Congradulations on Captain by the way!

  • April 8, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Have fun with the Dominion, Captain. 🙂 Oh, I guess I have to rename “Bryn” no name to “Bryn”, full name Bryn Aen. So you apparently read the “Neverending Story” by Michael Ende, judging from the name Auryn, hear hear. Right now we are still in the RSP (Reverse Shield Polarity) stacking era when it comes to longevity. In fact they are the only thing that makes cruisers more endurable than Science ships which have thicker shields. I wonder how they will compensate if they really implement the announced nerf to RSP stacking. For Tier 5 science vessels please remember, the Recon version is the much more agile and has one more Tactical Console. They apparently switched the stats with the DSV or wjust rote total BS in the T5 ship database. The Deep Space Vessel turns like a cruiser and I cannot really recommend it.

    I also encourage you in the “PvPvE” Warzone vs the Borg in the Kerrat system – scanning nodes and destroying mission specific repair hubs gets rewarded with very nice blue gear, like in a fleet action.

    I hope see you in some Deep Space Encounters in Zeta Andromedae or the Zenas Expanse this weekend! 🙂

    • April 8, 2010 at 10:13 am

      Actually, I’ve not read the book, but I did see the movie quite a few years ago. I’ll have to pick the book up.

      I didn’t actually remember the name of the talisman, I was just doodling last night with letter combinations based on the three Kaes I’d made so far and trying to come up with a consistent word that matched their language. Just goes to show that there’s nothing new under the sun. I actually started with the word Aurora and was doing some variations to make it sound Kae, three syllables was one too many and I wanted to include a y. I’m trying to keep the naming consistent while I work on their background stories and the general story of how the Kaes joined the Federation.

      I did look a little at the T5 science vessels and noticed that one was science+tactical and the other more engineering. I’ll likely go with the sci+tactical just because that fits my current playstyle the best. I do like the shield abilities my engineer Nayl has (emergency power to shields and reverse polarity) but I found those much more useful in the Akira, in the Nova and Discovery vessels I haven’t needed to rely on those skills as much.

  • April 8, 2010 at 7:12 am

    That’s a good captain’s log and a pretty decent looking ship there, captain! Congratulations again on the promotion!

  • April 8, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Grats Capitan! The U.S.S. Auryn looks like a mighty fine ship too.

  • April 8, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for the thanks. 🙂

  • April 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Congratulations on the promotion and the new ship. That looks like a sweet ride. 🙂

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