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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Captain's Log, Stardate -309422.08742389653

[Note:  This is a report of my first test flight of the Mirror Ha'apax Advanced Warbird in the MMORPG Star Trek Online, done in-character as Vice Admiral Gessatra ir'Virinat t'Prell, Fleet Admiral of the Tal'Diann, the Military Intelligence fleet of the New Romulan Republic's Star Navy, a fleet allied with the Orion Syndicate and the Klingon Empire in their ongoing war with the United Federation of Planets and its Starfleet.]

Captain's Log, Stardate -309422.08742389653

Dhael'aishaes ch'Mol'Rihan LivianaCharvanek (literally, 'Warbird of New Romulus LivianaCharvanek' which would be designated "R.R.W. LivianaCharvanek" in Federation Standard Aenglish, the prefix standing for "Republican Romulan Warbird"),

Khre'Enriov (Vice-Admiral) Gessatra ir'Virinat t'Prell, Galae'Enriov s'Tal'Diann (Fleet Admiral of the Tal'Diann, the Romulan Military Intelligence Fleet) commanding.

Recent activities of the crew of the D.Ch.M.R. LivianaCharvanek (R.R.W. LivianaCharvanek) and myself had left me somewhat interested in testing some other ships which had come into my personal squadron.

I have and have had for some time the D.Ch.M.R. LivianaCharvanek as my personal flagship, and the flagship of the Tal'Diann.  The LivianaCharvanek is a T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit with Advanced Romulan Battle Cloak and Destabilized Plasma Torpedo Launcher standard.  I have had the ship outfitted with the Breen Absolute Zero set, and armed it with torpedoes and warheads.  Consoles are geared toward flying under cloak with the Breen set, without shields, and launching projectile weapons.  Stations are assigned based on skills advantageous for a cloaked torpedo boat.  The department chiefs and active bridge crew are the best of the best, and include Romulans, Remans, and Orions.  The duty officers and crew consist of Romulans, Remans, Orions, Klingons, Gorn, Nausicaans, Vorta, Jem'Hadar, Humans, Vulcans, Trill, Betazeds, and Letheans.  Our alliance with the Orion-Klingon Empire has provided benefits, but we also manage to recruit dissidents from the Federation on occasion as well (hence the Vulcans, Humans, Betazeds, and Trill), and have also demonstrated our might to the Dominion, whence came the defectors from the Dominion.

The LivianaCharvanek is, thus, a truly magnificent ship with a truly magnificent crew.

I also have in my squadron a variety of other vessels of both Romulan and Klingon design, and may be getting an Orion vessel or two in the future.  The likelihood that I'll be getting some Orion small craft for the hangars of my carriers is high, but that's more a long-term goal.

However, I had recently come into possession of the A.R.W. (Alliance Romulan Warbird, a captured ship from the Mirror Universe) Dhael'Temarhkh, a Mirror Ha'apax Advanced Warbird.  I have already commanded the R.R.W. Ssaedhe, a Ha'apax Advanced Warbird, and I was curious to see how the Mirror Universe counterpart would compare.  Admittedly, I did not have it outfitted as well as the LivianaCharvanek (and possibly not as well as the Ssaedhe, either), but for all that, I hoped it might prove an interesting diversion for my crew and myself.  The LivianaCharvanek, during battle, is ordinarily under cloak without shields.  This means the ship's hull is exposed to kinetic damage from torpedo and warhead explosions, warp core breaches, singularity core breaches, and so on.  Missions in the recent past had been a bit ...

At any rate, having finally gotten the Dhael'Temarhkh outfitted to a better than satisfactory state, the crew of the LivianaCharvanek (apart from three contingents left aboard for security purposes) beamed to the Dhael'Temarhkh earlier in the evening.  We set course for the Kahless Expanse to rendezvous with the R.R.W. Sol Maximus, a T'varo Light Warbird Retrofit commanded by my colleague, Khre'Enriov Satsutekh.  Entering the Expanse, we encountered numerous Federation Starfleet ship squadrons, which invariably fired upon us without provocation;  they must have known that they were trespassing in Klingon territory, and more to the point, they must have been up to no good.  Nevertheless, they fell before our combined might.  It was a glorious battle, the Dhael'Temarhkh's baptism in blood and fire.  The ship's controls took some getting used to, but the bridge crew managed to work them out.

The A.R.W. Dhael'Temarhkh begins her maiden voyage.

After reporting to Klingon High Command and New Romulus Command Center, the Dhael'Temarhkh returned to Drozana Station and the crew beamed over to the LivianaCharvanek.  The security contingents were then beamed to the Dhael'Temarhkh, and ordered to the shipyard at New Romulus.

While the Mirror ship shows some promise, it will take some time to get the vessel outfitted to my preferred specifications.  Until that time, it will remain at New Romulus.  I suspect that I will always prefer the LivianaCharvanek over the Dhael'Temarhkh for my personal flagship, but the right upgrades could change my mind.

Meanwhile, I also have three new Romulan dreadnought warbirds which have likewise recently come into my personal squadron to finish outfitting and pick names for.  I have a Tulwar, a Scimitar, and a Falchion.  I suspect that the Tulwar dreadnought warbird will be very interesting, it being more of a science vessel, and I being a science officer.  Time will tell.  At any rate, the Tulwar will be the next ship outfitted and named, and then likewise baptized in blood and fire.

End log entry.

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