Welcome to Star Trek Simulation Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Cmdr JFarrington

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Cmdr JFarrington

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    SFHQ San Francisco
  1. The Manticore has reached Earth and found it devastated! Over 85% of the planet's land mass was bombarded from space by meteors causing almost total eradication of life on the planet. Small pockets of humanity survive and Manticore is performing a sensor sweep of the surface to get a complete analysis. After scouring communications frequencies thoroughly, one faint Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) signal, used by the military until the late 21st century, coming from a secure Federation C&C outpost in Alice Springs, Australia. Their tale was one of a massive ship that hurled asteroids from space to bombard the planet. After a long visit and debriefing we find that they may be the only remnant of Starfleet left and that USS Manticore is the only known surviving ship. The commanding officer at Alice Springs tasked Manticore with retrieving a super-weapon from Distare 27, a base so secret even those in Special Operations task force don't know about it. Upon arriving we find out that the weapon is a "matter compactor" - it removes all space from between the atoms in matter and shrinks it to infinitesimal size without creating a black hole. The weapon was installed, Manticore returned to earth and left behind any crew who wished to do so, hoping they could repopulate the earth. After a dramatic soliloquy, Admiral Atragon ordered the Manticore to leave orbit and pursue the unknown enemy, meeting them before they return to complete the destruction. As we search for the enemy, a strange coincidence occurs. When some of the security team make a case that we should focus our weapons on the original attack in time, not the source, weapons expert Hyram Jenkins, formerly of the Distare 27 base, informs us that the weapon also has a time-travel factor. After picking up the crew previously left on earth, Manticore traveled back in time, but the trip was lack-luster, leaving the crew wondering whether we did, in fact, actually travel back in time. Finding the earth intact, we turned and met the enemy, a large conical ship filled with asteroids poised to bombard the planet. The super-weapon was engaged, the alien ship was destroyed, but the asteroids are still on their destructive course. It seems that the weapon compacts artificially created objects, but not naturally occurring objects. Now, with the assistance of deployed fighters, Manticore is destroying or deflecting as many asteroids as it can before they reach earth's atmosphere.
  2. COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you? COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer. ABBOTT: Mac? COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou. ABBOTT: Your computer? COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one. ABBOTT: Mac? COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou. ABBOTT: What about Windows? COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here? ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows? COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows? ABBOTT: Wallpaper. COSTELLO: Never mind the windows... I need a computer and software. ABBOTT: Software for Windows? COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have? ABBOTT: Office. COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything? ABBOTT: I just did. COSTELLO: You just did what? ABBOTT: Recommend something. COSTELLO: You recommended something? ABBOTT: Yes. COSTELLO: For my office? ABBOTT: Yes. COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office? ABBOTT: Office. COSTELLO: Yes, for my office! ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.. COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want t o type a proposal. What do I need? ABBOTT: Word. COSTELLO: What word? ABBOTT: Word in Office. COSTELLO: The only word in office is office. ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows. COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows? ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'. COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with? ABBOTT: Money. COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have? ABBOTT: Money. COSTELLO: I need money to track my money? ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer. COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer? ABBOTT: Money. COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer? ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge. COST ELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much? ABBOTT: One copy. COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money? ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money. COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money? ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT! (A few days later) ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you? COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off? ABBOTT: Click on 'START'.............
  3. Game Master CO (GM) - TMir Game Master XO (GM) - Cmdr JFarrington Mission Commanding Officer (MCO) - TMir Chief Engineering Officer (CENG) - Dana Los Assistant Engineering Officer (AENG) - Karl A Schultz Assistant Engineering Office (AENG2) - Cmdr JFarrington Chief Medical Officer (CMO) - TKAR USS Avenger (post-Voy Miranda-class frigate) currently drifting helplessly in space, the victim of a Breen hit and run attack during a cadet cruise. Main power is down, the hull has large chunks missing but emergency bulkheads are in place and holding. Several of the instructors are dead or missing, requiring the cadets to step up to the plate. 120214.txt
  4. =/= USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #698, STARDATE 51202.13 =/= Thanks to a secret component of our already secretive new weapon, the Manticore will be able to go back in time to face Earth's enemy and stop them before they can damage our homeworld. We have just arrived back at Earth, in the present, to collect the crew members who stayed on the surface to help with rescue operations. Once they are onboard and Security can assess the original attack for a weakness we can exploit, it is Back To The Past! 120213.txt
  5. Jylliene Graduates!

    =/\==/\= STSF ACADEMY =/\==/\= =/\==/\= 2/7/2012=/\==/\= Game Master (GM) - TMir Game Master (GM) - Cmdr JFarrington Mission Commanding Officer (MCO) - TMir Mission Executive Officer (MXO) - Jylliene Helm/Operations Officer (HOPS) - Cmdr JFarrington Chief Engineering Officer (CENG) - Jorahl Assistant Engineering Officer (AENG) - trinity Chief Medical Officer (CMO) - TKAR USS Avenger (post-Voy Miranda-class frigate) is currently enroute to Ord Centaurus for a routine port call when the warranty runs out. 120207.txt
  6. =/\= USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #697, STARDATE 51202.06 =/\= The Manticore collected all data on the attack on Earth that had been collected by the last operational Federation base under Alice Springs and has left orbit to seek out the enemy at their home. We have headed out on a general direction from the visual records of the attack, but we are hoping that Science can give us a specific target from the analysis of the data. In the meantime, a strange coincidence occurs when Hyram Jenkins offers us a way to travel back in time just after some of the Security team make a case that we should focus our weapons on the original attack in time, not source. 120206.txt
  7. It's time to plan for Shore Leave East, being held this year August 3 to 5 in Hunt Valley, MD. This is NOT a Star Trek Simulation Forum function. Every year a few of us plan our vacations and meet at this fan-run convention for an informal get-together. We have no set schedule and no planned formal events except for those provided by the convention itself. Everyone is responsible for his/her own transportation, room, and board. Full information on Shore Leave 34 in Hunt Valley, MD can be found at www.shore-leave.com. I'll be there!
  8. CO --> STSF Dacotah (MIA) XO --> STSF Atragon OPS --> CmdrJFarrington CENG --> STSF Borgette CMO --> TKAR CSCI --> Lerak trPexil CSEC --> VincentDark ==/===== ACADEMY BRIEFING =====/== The USS Pegasus (Nebula Class) is monitoring a spatial anomoly that is affecting the gravity in an entire sector of space. 120201.txt
  9. Calestorm Plot Log

    ::blink:: 2387? Do I wanna know, Crash? And so much for not letting the cat outta the bag.
  10. And speaking of logs... Writers and editors among us should relate to this, from Non Sequitur Comic Strip:
  11. =/\==/\= STSF ACADEMY =/\==/\= =/\==/\= 1/31/2012=/\==/\= Game Master (GM) - TMir Game Master (GM) - Cmdr JFarrington Mission Commanding Officer (MCO) - TMir Helm/Operations Officer (HOPS) - Jylliene Chief Engineering Officer (CENG) - Jorahl Assistant Engineering Officer (AENG) - trinity Assistant Engineering Officer (AENG) - John Randall Chief Security Officer (CSEC) - Cmdr JFarrington Chief Medical Officer (CMO) - TKAR Brief: USS Serenity (post-Voy Danube-class runabout) is currently in a large grassy clearing n a Class-M (Earth-type) planet...with a smoking impulse drive, and amber flashy lights on several consoles inside. The entire crew is aboard. The HOPS panel is showing multiple faults and alarms. 120131.txt
  12. =/\= USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #696, STARDATE 51201.30 =/\= The Manticore has collected all data on the attack on Earth that had been collected by the last operational Federation base under Alice Springs. We are preparing to leave orbit and seek out the enemy at their source and use the matter compactor to wipe them out before they can return to Earth and finish the job they almost completed on their first "visit." 120130.txt
  13. The Mark of Job As Manticore slipped into orbit, the planet looming on the viewscreen looked more like Vulcan than Earth, except that Vulcan was not so desolate. Deep chasms from orbital strafing and craters pitted the landscape. Verdant forests, rolling plains, and bustling cities had become barren wastelands torn by tornadic winds reminiscent of a nuclear winter. But here was no nuclear winter. There had been no nuclear blast, but something far worse, the likes of which had never been experienced by or from any known species in the galaxy. And just how many species were left was in question, but Jami wasn’t about to go there. They only knew that Manticore and the super-weapon she carried was the only thing standing between Earth’s survival and total annihilation. Alice Springs, Australia, was a shining jewel of an oasis by Australian standards. Now she was the only jewel, the last outpost remaining, and an oasis by any standard. Nestled in the center of the Australian continent, Starfleet had chosen it to build a keep, a bastion of last resort. Buried beneath the sun-baked surface lay Starfleet’s secure command center, one that would withstand the most powerful attack envisioned. And they had met the test; they were the remnants of the Federation on Earth, possibly in the entire quadrant. When Manticore first arrived 16 days ago, communications with the surface were nil but for one Extremely Low Frequency band signal, sporadic and weak. ELF band communication, used by the military until the early 22nd century, came as somewhat of a surprise, though a welcome one. It meant that someone might have survived, and that the chances the survivors were military were strong, though uncertain. That it came from Alice Springs was encouraging. “This is C&C, transmit Secure ID.” Silence fell. Heads snapped. It took a few moments before Atragon responded. “This is Manticore. Stand by for code.” “Manticore, your SID is confirmed. Who am I speaking with?” “This is Admiral Atragon-9, what happened here and who are you?” “Commander Pruitt, in charge of the Secure C&C base here in Alice Springs.” A familiar name, confirmed by Manticore’s voice verification system. “We had no warning and no defense,” continued Pruitt. “Suddenly the sensors detected a massive asteroid field coming at us from all directions. We destroyed thousands of those damn rocks, but they just kept coming at us. It was all over in less than a day. No communications, no ransom, no demands or threats, just... destruction.They were just this cloud of rocks, but they had been driven here - we have no doubt. This wasn't a random act.” … and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. [Job 1:19] Atragon finally broke a stunned silence. “Commander, do you need us to bring your team aboard?” “No, Admiral. We are relatively unharmed here, but we are some of the lucky few, as far as we can tell. Our power sources are at a minimum for now, but we do need your help with a mission. We have a secret base on Distare-27 that has been developing a new weapons system. We think the attackers may not be done with us and this weapon is our best hope of protecting what is left of the planet.” What is left of the planet. But what use was it to preserve that which already seemed dead? And yet, here they were, USSManticore, to their knowledge the only starship left, bearing a weapon beyond imagining to defeat an enemy beyond imagining, one that could command the very substance of space to pummel a planet into submission. I only am escaped.... Footsteps echoed in the sparse bay of the command center as they hastened toward Commander Pruitt’s command complex. Desperation and anxiety visible in the expressions of the few remaining Federation personnel cast an almost palpable mantle, and Jami wondered if those few might be the only ones remaining on the planet. Suddenly Atragon’s private words made sense. “We cannot stay here. If we get into a shooting war with... whoever... we can't sit still. We have to move, to bob and weave, take evasive actions. What happens if we get a clear line of sight for a shot and the weapon works too well? We may wipe out the enemy that came to destroy Earth and destroy Earth ourselves. That cannot be allowed to happen. “We will not sit here and wait... wait for an enemy that may not come back... wait for someone who could come back with something we cannot defeat with this terrible weapon... wait for someone who could make us slip up and become the worst villains in history. “We must take fight to the enemy.” ...and succeed. Or die trying, leaving earth and the rest of the system defenseless. For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. ~Job 3:25
  14. Say What???

    Yeah, that's where I first saw it. The NGEO one was cuter, too.
  15. Move over, Ms. Kitteh. The ultimate kitteh is in production, coming to a home near you! Okay, so maybe they aren't coming to a home near you, but one with immunity to FIV and glows in the dark? Awesome!