Status: Success


Dead by Dawn

Mission Objectives

  1. Make it to Castle Island by dawn
  2. Bring something tangible or intangible to share with other pilots (snax, coffee, lawn games, hammock, a good story or bad joke, etc.)
  3. Take a photo worthy of a SCUL calendar

Mission Summary

BRAKING NEWS: SCUL Survives "Death By Dawn"
By Static

EARTH - The SCUL Team is safe at home after a race against the clock for survival.

The early mission was the result of an unknown party reading from the necronomicon, a book of forbidden knowledge. According to SCUL's briefing, this caused "Dark and nefarious forces" to be unleased throughout the galaxy. Castle Island was the only known safe refuge.

SCUL deployed 18 ships at precisely 4:00 ante meridiem, including myself, an embedded journalist. The group consisted of both veterans and youngsters alike, all racing to arrive on the island by 6:11.

Despite some unfavorable flight conditions earlier in the morning, the weather cleared up just in time for launch, and SCUL experienced minimal turbulence while exiting the Allston sector.

Towering more than 7' above the surface, Lordmcfuzz led the crew through the BU wormhole, across the Mass Ave trench, past the Dorchester corridor and into the Southie cluster.

On approach to their destination, the team took a quick detour through a black hole, causing one unaffiliated transport to turn around and drive back to safety.

There was some confusion amongst the crew about the planned route, but they stayed in formation, followed Lordmcfuzz's lead, and ultimately landed safely on Head Island, a satellite of Castle Island. It was there that they built a small temporary settlement.

The weather was far less favorable on the island, but SCUL demonstrated toughness and resiliency to endure the colder atmosphere. Refueling was made possible by several team members who brought sharable snacks, including coffee from Punchy and egg sandwiches from Dead Bride. A recharging station was provided in the form of a hammock, although at least one pilot chose to enter sleep-mode on a bench.

Dawn arrived right on schedule, despite some minor nebula activity, signaling a successful mission. After some photodocumentation and a traditional crowdsurfing ceremony, pilots reboarded their ships and made their way home.

The ride back was a victory lap of sorts. SCUL was greeted with high fives and cheers from citizens across every neighborhood system, this time including Castle Island itself, the Seaport District, The Financial District, Downtown Crossing, City Hall Plaza, and Back Bay.

Morale was high upon returning to base. Fleet Admiral Skunk expressed pride in his team, and one broadcast specialist looks forward to continuing his training in the near future.


Pilot Ship Points Promotion
AceHole Temerity 191.012   Petty Officer Third Class
BaneThunderwolf Trinity 588.937   Vice Admiral
Cosima Bieber Fever 887.116   Rear Admiral, Lower Half
Dead Bride Albatross 442.723   Master Chief Petty Officer
DrClaw Skywarp 398.157  
Lordmcfuzz The Mighty Nein 1198.67  
Nosepicker Civilian Ship 38.2024   Pilot
NoWay Golden Eagle 88.0528   Pilot
Patent Pending Life Alert 210.38   Chief Petty Officer
Punchy Compliance 626.337   Senior Chief Petty Officer
Rotwang Catastrophe 340.574   Aviator
Skunk Syntax Error 263.496  
Snarly Summer 337.847   Aviator
Static War 0  
Threespeed Burning Chrome 153.505  
vomit Jan Brady 660.497   Aviator First Class
Wombat Vespira 333.681  
Ziqqurat Traffic Control Device 259.368   Senior Chief Petty Officer
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Taskforce Pilot
Mission Leader Cosima
Deck Officer Lordmcfuzz
Gate Attendant Ziqqurat
Navigator Lordmcfuzz
Tailgunner vomit
Emblem Designer Skunk
Com-Sat 1 DrClaw
Com-Sat 2 Snarly
Com-Sat 3 Punchy
Tool Bag Ziqqurat
Flat Bag Threespeed
Medi Bag Patent Pending
Wookiee Bag Snarly
Ambassador Dead Bride
Chalk Bag Punchy
Still Cam DrClaw
Airlock BaneThunderwolf
Life Support 1 Skunk
Life Support 2 Dead Bride
Life Support 3 BaneThunderwolf
Mission Pinner BaneThunderwolf
Mission Debriefer Wombat
Mission Reporter Static
Stellar Cartographer DrClaw
Cleaner Cosima
Wingmate 01 Punchy

Mission Parameters

Mission LeaderCosima
Mission Size 18 pilots
OriginFort Antwerp
DestinationThe Dawn at Castle Island
Light Years18.000
G-Well Activity1.215
Technical Rating0.988