Mission #222: The Tyrant and the Janissary

USS Maxwell, NCC-21873, is a Nova-class science and survey vessel based out of Pinastri Colony on the Second Life Grid. We are currently a mission of exploration in the Hapke Cluster, an open star cluster of some 10,000 star systems. We are open to new crew! Please inquire with Captain Nora Gerhadsen or with Commander April Coswell. We are particularly interested in Science, Engineering and Operations officers.

Roleplay Times: Thursdays 6pm to 8pm SLT
Commanding Officer: Captain Nora Gerhadsen
Executive Officer: Commander April Coswell

Moderators: Nora Gerhadsen, JayceRebel, April Coswell

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Nora Gerhadsen
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190812.2143

Stardate: 190812

Mission Name: The Tyrant and the Janissary

Story Concept: Nora Gerhadsen/April Coswell

The following information is IN CHARACTER information.

Location: Deep Space, enroute from Starbase L-247 to Pinastri

Alert Status: green

USS Maxwell is on its way back to Pinastri for retrofitting into a proper Federation vessel. No more Romulan warp cores or other nonsense! We'll have this old bucket up to snuff in no time. The crew is surviving on rations supplemented by a kitchen staffed by off-duty crew and officers. We won't starve on our way to Pinastri. In the meantime, I need to think about some things, like perhaps whether the name of this ship should be changed. I'm pondering a complete change of mission for the Maxwell -- into a more of a military role, rather than this science and exploration role. We shall see.

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In Service,
Fleet Captain Elizabeth "Betsy" Pendleton, Acting CO, USS Maxwell


OOC Notes:

- This notecard was done after the fact. It was kind of a doozy, especially at the end!

* These duties are very general ideas, feel free to add to them and fill things in.

--> We are a science and survey ship. That means we find weird stuff sometimes. Create! Let's see what we all can come up with!

* Please allow people to do their jobs and be thoughtful of the fact that people join departments and divisions to do their jobs. Try not to step on their functions. If you have something to help someone (advise that they may or may not follow) instead of saying something publically, it might be more useful to IM them and discuss it with them.

* Departments should be working together. There should be enough possibilities for everyone as long as they all work together and cooperatively. Do not be afraid to do OOC planning in IM.

* This is more or less freeform, but please don't have it as "Q did this". We need to get ourselves out of our own jams (not that this has ever been a problem with this crew).

Remember that the point of all this is to have fun! Good luck and have at!
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Commodore Nora Gerhadsen
Commanding Officer, USS Maxwell NCC-21873
Vice Chief of UF Starfleet Operations
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Nora Gerhadsen
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Location: ME
Been thanked: 3 times
Contact:

190812.2145

*Crew Roster*

Commanding Officer: Commodore Nora Gerhadsen
Executive Officer: Captain April Coswell

Chief of Operations/Second Officer: Commander Jayce Rebel
Ship's Cook: Te'ellis (xxFadeIntoMistxx Schism)

Vice Chief Engineer: Commander Jak Forcella

Vice Chief of Security: Lt. Commander Sinbad Naiver (Nerfstriker2010)
Security Officer: Lieutenant Talon Silvercloud

Medical Officer: Lieutenant Guenevere Mesmeriser

Guests:

Science Officer Ensign Meir: Captain Aryela Dagger
Commander Kristoff Jameson
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April Coswell
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United Federation Starfleet
USS Maxwell
NCC - 21873
=A= Captain's Log =A=
Commodore April Coswell reporting
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Captain's Log, stardate: 190812.2103

Location: Deep Space, one hour from Starbase L-247

Alert Status: green

After being cleared for duty by Dr. Thalax who cared for me at Starbase L-247, I received an update from the station's CO on the status of the USS Maxwell. It appeared clear to me that Fleet Captain Pendleton's decisions while in command of the ship were going beyond the scope of her orders - actually, her taking the Maxwell back to Pinastri flew in the face of our orders to set course for the Hapke cluster in search of Commodore Nora Gerhadsen.

I contacted Starfleet and was successful in obtaining orders from Admiral Orser to assume command of the Maxwell. L-247's CO, Captain Austen, provided me and our ship's cook, Te'ellis - who had also been dropped off here - with a runabout to get back to the Maxwell.

The reception I got from Fleet Captain Pendleton was less than welcoming. She refused to acknowledge my orders to beam me aboard and, although she ordered the crew to not cooperate, acting XO Jayce Rebel took upon hirself to transport Te'ellis and me.

As per Admiral Orser's orders, I took command of the Maxwell and proceeded to the bridge. I found Fleet Captain Pendleton exhibiting signs of severe mental and emotional stress; I am attaching a more detailed report on this. It explains why Dr. Mesmeriser made the decision to relieve Captain Pendleton from duty and consign her to the brig.

We are headed back to L-247 to return their runabout. We will also be remanding Captain Pendleton to the care of Dr. Thalax.

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Commodore April Coswell, Acting CO, USS Maxwell
Captain April Samantha Coswell
Executive Officer, USS Maxwell
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United Federation Starfleet
USS Maxwell
NCC - 21873
Report on the Status of Fleet Captain Betsy Pendleton
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To: Admiral Margaret Orser, Pinastri

From: Commodore April Coswell

Dear Admiral:

As requested per your orders, I am submitting this report on the transfer of command from Fleet Captain Pendleton to myself. I must begin by saying that Captain Pendleton refused to acknowledge these orders or believe that they were genuine. In addition to refusing to allow me to board the ship (which acting XO Rebel finally did, over Pendleton's head), the fleet captain became rather agitated in her opposition to my presence.

When I arrived on the bridge, Captain Pendleton refused to acknowledge the transfer of command as is customary. Instead, she had what Dr. Mesmerizer believes is a complete breakdown. She kept referring to the USS Janissary and how the last time it was taken away from her, "they all died." It is my belief that Captain Pendleton is suffering some severe form of PTSD regarding the destruction of the Janissary at the battle of Ulvoy - she sees to feel that she should have been the one to command that ship into battle. The crew's account of her actions prior to my arrival - including the rather unusual decision to rename the ship "USS Brudenell" and request from Starfleet that the ship's mission be converted from science and exploration to military aims - also speak to that fact. I should also note that when I rendez-vous'd with the Maxwell, Captain Pendleton had the crew running battle scenarios.

I can assure you that Captain Pendleton is being treated kindly. She is being kept in the brig but with a focus on preventing her from harming herself. We are en route back to station L-247 where I am sure she will be under the best care - I was highly impressed with Dr. Thalax.

Admiral, I know that Elizabeth Pendleton has disobeyed orders and, frankly, caused chaos on the Maxwell. I understand that she will have to answer for this before Starfleet authorities, and that it is likely she will never command a ship again. I would hope, however, that she will be treated with compassion. Her actions, as reprehensible as they may be, came from a place of deep anger and grief. She needs help.

In service,

April Samantha Coswell, Commodore, in command of the USS Maxwell

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In service
Commodore April Coswell, Acting CO, USS Maxwell
Captain April Samantha Coswell
Executive Officer, USS Maxwell
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