Status: Success


Omegamission 19

The amount of warm/fuzzies from 2019 Chariot RacesLife Day was SO OVERWHELMING it almost made up for the lack of kelvins. My fingers have only just thawed enough to document the event! 23 brave pilots, prepared with stellar spacesuits, insulating capes, and a variety of warm molecules appeared at the fort, readying steeds for their final launch of the season. Due to space mishaps, both Tard and Nova required special status as barnacles. Pastry Queen and Dr Claw prepared to haul this special cargo in fine style, ditto Threespeed and Deadbride, who were trailing the cogs.
Despite extensive preflighting, Tard's trailered conveyance experienced a sudden loss of plasma as PQ, undaunted by extra cargo, squiggled and squirmed through the nostrils heading to the ceremonial circle. The fleet did their best, working up their internal temperatures trying to keep up with Sidehack, in hopes the extra degrees would carry them through the Ode.
After entreaties to enjoy heated molecules, the rowdy crowd settled down to hear Skunk present medals, old and new- centuries, outposts, stone and bronze cogs, mission milestones, honorary mentions (if you'd just ridden life day, you would've gotten a bar), and lightyears travelled!
Then, various and sundry awards, pins, spoke cards and jokes were awarded to one another in rapid succession. Notable mentions include Stogie presenting a golden leg to Tard, Fuzz's Banana Holsters for DeadBride and Dr Claw, and Nova's miniature, functioning Cloudbuster to Skunk.
Finally, the hour grew late, and Skunk began to read a poem, which, over the years, many had learned the refrain, and gleefully shouted out completion of the lines. The newest addition to the Ode brought Skunk to tears, bestowing the 2019 Iron Cog to the sweetest, most deserving pilot there ever was, a pillar who upholds the whole organization, Red Squirrel.
After many hugs and backslaps, pilots and their new cargo were back astride their ships, hauling for home. The journey was swift, and culminated, as usual, with offers to attempt Cloudbusting. This mission reporter only stayed long enough to watch Rocket mount, while Fuzz ran alongside. If other Pilots succeeded, the memories will be lost to time. Pilots and ships have now been suspended in their cryo-chambers, healing and preparing for a bold new season.

Stone Cog:
Fart Noises

Bronze Cog:

Iron Cog:
Red Squirrel

Ode to the Iron Cogs 2019

Ode to the Iron Cogs 2019
In ‘96 (96) Skunk started a gang
in order to have some people to hang
then Crack (98) came along and believed in Skunk
she actually showed up and rode all that junk
NoWay (99) rode with unstoppable vigor
which made our numbers 50% bigger
WalTor earned it for Y2K no doubt
He lives and dies by my command: until it’s time to take me out.
In 2001 the honor was Vomit’s
She made a home for the fort -- well above and beyond it.
It happened to Diva in 2002
Living litmus test for the chopper groove
The same year, MegaSeth earned his pips
the beauty of his code rivaled only by his ships
In 2003 we gave it to Moose
A pilot and a friend who helps us deduce
Moose was happy to share his year with Rotwang
An easy rider and a boon to the gang.
Nameless builds ships as tough as a hog
2004 was his year for the cog.
ThreeSpeed (05) saves the mission with excellent grace,
We made up new medals to keep up with his pace
Hapto (06) shows us the meaning of Chic,
Tiara! Tiara! Flight-paths unfit for the weak.
Ehawk’s (08) award night we’ll never forget
Though I suspect her hangover’s one she regrets.
Nosepicker (08) got it by traveling through time.
Shut up! (nosepicker nosepicker nosepicker)
Leotard’s (09) the one who lets the admiral know
It’s time to ride: the crew wants to go
How can you begin to measure Hack’s worth (10)
Revolutionary master of organized work.
Yt (11) is awesome at keeping the books
Jedi-level hooping with the stylishest of looks
No one more stalwart than our friend Treekiller (12)
Always a hugger and never a quitter
A tiger run over by a horse has his mane underhoof,
Oh and by the way -- 2013’s iron cog belongs to: Baaaaaaaaaaane Thunderwolf
Computio audio photeo geek -
demoscener Dr.Claw (14) does it all for his friends in the fleet.
Skin tight spandex of incredible dayglow,
Civitron (15) is the very essence of hero.
Excess (16) never stops, he’s an unstoppable force,
The right attitude and strong as a horse.
One thing that can be said ‘bout Dead Bride (17),
The harder the mission, the better the ride.
A ball of pure energy - a full-on fun mission leader,
None take on Pastry Queen(17) ‘cause none could defeat her.
The point of McFuzz is to always do better,
His bunny tail acts as the gang’s pace setter.

All these pilots we’ll always remember
We never give up - never surrender!
As this poem grows longer and longer
The stamina of Life Day pilots must get incrementally stronger.
So of all you superstars of the ‘19 crew
Listen up cause I’m talking at you!

Compassionate and thoughtful, quite even-keeled
She’ll bring extra gloves for those who are in need
Seeing the bright side, no matter how dark it gets.
She’s prepared for whatever - you can surely bet!
These are the thoughts that come to my mind
whenever I think of how to be kind.
As I seek to improve myself, I look to this one for aspiration.
She embodies the very thing I try to nurture in this fine organization.
Shears the hub flange right off of the hub
And still she’s un-frustrated, a boon to our club.
So let the record show - write this down in your log -
I’ll keep it short & sweet - just like our newest Iron Cog.
Let the trumpets blare, let the SCUL flags Unfurl
And let’s give it up for SCUL’s 2019 Iron Cog - Red Squirrel!

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Pilot Ship Points Promotion
Dead Bride Strangelove (Bombardier) 140.745   Captain
DrClaw Skywarp 75.6631  
eXceSs Chutes & Ladders 244.167  
Fart Noises Pestilence 145.548  
Gritty Ez Raider 78.3169   Petty Officer Third Class
Johnny Five Saint Christopher 252.811   Chief Petty Officer
Kongzilla Bieber Fever 174.784  
Leotard Trailer (Passenger) 29.8574  
Lordmcfuzz The Mighty Nein 493.037  
NOVA Side Hack (Passenger) 35.8574   Petty Officer Second Class
Pastry Queen Side Hack 793.288  
perilous Fall 160.819  
Red Squirrel Centvrion 80.3389  
Rocket 88 407.257   Lieutenant Commander
Shepherd Curb Burner 95.6333   Petty Officer Second Class
Skunk Cloudbuster 542.497  
Snow Deep Blue Dream 240   Petty Officer Third Class
Stogie Wadlow 269.991  
Taco Compliance 465.983   Lieutenant Commander
Threespeed Strangelove 160.333  
vomit Jan Brady 69.661  
Wombat El Guapo 159.81  
Ziqqurat Iridium 160.684  
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Taskforce Pilot
Mission Leader Skunk
Deck Officer Taco
Gate Attendant Lordmcfuzz
Navigator Pastry Queen
Tailgunner Stogie
Com-Sat 1 Taco
Com-Sat 2 eXceSs
Com-Sat 3 Threespeed
Tool Bag Dead Bride
Flat Bag Lordmcfuzz
Medi Bag Red Squirrel
Wookiee Bag Fart Noises
Ambassador Johnny Five
Chalk Bag Ziqqurat
Still Cam Rocket
Airlock Rocket
Recycler Snow
Life Support 1 Skunk
Life Support 2 DrClaw
Life Support 3 Rocket
Damage Control Johnny Five
Minister of Zoobs Gritty
Mission Pinner Kongzilla
Mission Debriefer Lordmcfuzz
Mission Reporter Pastry Queen
Stellar Cartographer Lordmcfuzz
Cleaner Snow
Compressor Wrangler Snow
Sentry BaneThunderwolf
Life Support Synthesis Skunk

Mission Parameters

Mission LeaderSkunk
Mission Size 23 pilots
OriginFort Tyler
DestinationLove & Appreciation
Light Years9.040
G-Well Activity0.512
Technical Rating0.796