kicks off on APR 26 @ gamma. Goes until all (or at least most) planets have been surveyed!
the October-1a system!
Discovery/exploration RP, NOT GM-managed!
OOC points of contact:
Should you choose to undergo a survey, you MUST BRING AT LEAST ONE OTHER PLAYER WITH YOU. As Razor said once, solo ventures will be reprimanded!
October-1a-1: T-class, uninhabitable. AAR
October-1a-2: Y-class, uninhabitable. AAR
(October-1a-3): Y-class gas giant, uninhabitable. Located class-M moon in orbit. Speculation that native life underwent mass extinction due to onset of ice age, leaving only limited flora and no fauna. AAR
RAVEN (October-1a-4): M-class. AAR
SERENDIP (October-1a-5): H-class, uninhabitable. AAR
SERADOS (October-1a-6): M-class, uninhabitable due to atmospheric composition. Debrief Minutes
October-1a-7: J-class gas giant. Located abandoned mining facility on an asteroid in orbit around the planet. AAR
SEUSS (October-1a-8): Y-class, uninhabitable. Located class-K moon in orbit. Limited atmosphere and low gravity. Inhabited by lifeforms that have evolved to survive in a mercury-heavy environment. AAR
NINT'A (October-1a-9): N-class, uninhabitable. AAR
Greetings Captains and Commanders of Task Force Argo,
In the days since your discovery of solar system October-1a, the Deep Space Science Center on Dollan Prime has been observing the system. We believe that we have identified nine distinct planetary bodies in orbit around the main star. This roughly matches the data from our preliminary measurements aboard your space station and the USS October.
Starfleet has now approved ship expeditions to these planetary bodies for official classification and data collection. And, because of Deep Space Thirteen's location in the alpha quadrant and its role in October-1a's discovery, I'm happy to say that your Task Force has been chosen to conduct this expedition.
There are some restrictions, however. Because of the unique location and potential Klingon concerns with us staging a tactical task force above the galactic plane, Starfleet is limiting this expedition to only leaving behind satellites, and no ships are to stay more than 24 hours in the system before heading back. Now, you can send multiple ships, and you can send several expeditions, day after day, but no ships can stay for long durations. At least, not yet.
I congratulate you on being selected, and look forward to reading your reports on what planets lie within October-1a.
((So, this "event" is not scheduled to happen ONLY during this Gamma event, but rather, each planet will be surveyed over the course of the coming days/weeks.
Also, what is to be found hasn't been pre-determined. We have created 9 foundry missions in order to give a canvas for the RP to occur on, however, there are no text-based information available in these missions. What is on these planets and their atmosphere, geology, animals, plants, and anything else is open to the explorers to determine. We've only set the class of the planets, everything beyond that is up to you. Our only stipulation is that there cannot be current cultures with space-faring capabilities in this solar system. And, if you have an idea that you think would be cool, but not sure how it fits, contact Katriel or I and we can talk it over. We want to hear your ideas. As for everything else... well... I can't wait to see what your imagination comes up with!))
If you do one of these missions and post an AAR for a planet that has yet to be surveyed.... you have naming rights (subject to approval by the Federation Naming Convention Board). Go ahead and post your proposed name in your AAR. If you have already done one of these, then feel free to go back and name the planet. Except Razor. He's exempt. I don't want a "R'zo-vek-is-awesome-t'ek" planet. Just saying.
((With the last survey mission done, this thread will be unstickied and should no longer be considered 'ongoing' RP. Hope you guys had fun with it. If anyone wants to name the remaining planets that didn't get any, please feel free to suggest some and I'll append them into the summary report above.))