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Poseidon Abandoned, CAG Stiglitz is MIA

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 27, 2008

This is without a doubt the saddest report I have ever written for the News.

In a surprisingly vicious attack that included at least 3 basestars, Cylons returned to retake the planet Poseidon with a vengeance. Pilots and Marines fought valiantly to hold our position, but the planet was not worth additional casualties and Admiral Nephilim ordered an FTL to remove the fleet from danger.

A tragic loss was revealed by President Halberd, who told me haltingly, with tears rolling down her face, that Major Heidi Stiglitz is missing in action. The President explained that the CAG was engaged by Cylons while flying the Stealth Star and went down over the planet. Rescuers determined that her beacon was not active or had been destroyed in the crash, and orders were given from Pacifica to abandon the search. “I consider her one of my dearest friends. We will do everything we can to go back and find her,” President Halberd said. “I cannot accept that one of the most heroic women who ever lived is missing.”

Admiral Nephilim, who is also one of Major Stiglitz’ closest friends, was forced to order the FTL jump away from the area. She is in seclusion and has issued no statements.

Major Stiglitz is a proud citizen of Aerelon. She lost her husband Hannes and daughters Thea and Tessa in a vicious slaughter of their family farm just days before a mission from Pacifica arrived to retrieve them.

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Fleet Sweep for Transponders Detects 7 So Far

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 5, 2008

Secretary of Science Doctor Jiminy developed a detector for Cylon transponders with the help of one of the Cylon defectors. Using the device, Tylum Queen, Celestra and 7th Heaven were swept and two transponders per ship were located for a total of six. In a very troubling development, a seventh transponder was found on Pacifica, too.

Even though Pacifica was not occupied by Cylons during the fleet separation of recent weeks, a sweep made of the battlestar revealed one transponder. When asked how a transponder could have been planted on Pacifica, Admiral Nephilim replied, “no comment.”

“This is both very troubling and very reassuring,” said President Halberd. “We found the devices and disabled them. I am anxious to finish the sweep of the rest of the fleet before we have to jump again. We need to be alert.”

Cabinet Member Jiminy has agreed to distribute the new transponder detectors to Marine and OPSEC units.

Doctor Jiminy shows a Cylon transponder

The transponders are described as white ovals about the size of your hand. If you see one, please contact the bomb squad on Pacifica immediately, and do not touch or move the devices.

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Pacifica Returns, Routes Cylons, Saves Fleet!

Posted by Fleet News Service on March 2, 2008

Pacifica and River Delta made a bold return, attacking and destroying the Cylon Basestar just as citizens on TQ were afraid they would not be able to hold out against more Cylon assaults.

The fleet was liberated from captivity by our brave military pilots, infantry and OPSEC teams, who triumphantly returned to drive away the monsters.

In a huge battle that integrated all of our forces from Marines, OPSEC, Viper pilots and Raptor pilots, Cylons were at last driven back. There were many casualties, and reports are not yet available, but rumor has it that Pacifica Sick Bay is full of wounded fighters.

After the Basestar was neutralized, OPSEC teams swept the fleet for Cylons, freeing civilians and accepting the tearful gratitude of people who had feared for their lives daily for far too long.

When the fleet was separated several weeks ago, civilians were captured and rounded up by the Cylons on 7th Heaven. The desperate citizens managed to secure some weapons and escape to the Tylium Queen. There, led by Cobb Compton and Ensign Serp Auer, brave citizens who were unfamiliar with weaponry or explosives managed to hold the Cylons off for nearly a week. Many died in the siege.

Fierce resistance was encountered on the Conneva, where a large number of Centurians made a stand in the engine room. An entire team of our people was lost in the sweep of the ship, and Pacifica fired on the ship to eliminate the threat, then sent a second team to search for survivors. None of the 18 registered residents of Conneva were found, and only 3 bodies were recovered. The ship was scuttled. It is presumed that the Centurions had killed all citizens before Pacifica arrived.

Admiral Angelica Nephilim, known for being a soldier of few words, was reached while still coordinating the aftermath of the attack. “It was a hard fought battle, but failure was not in our lexicon. I am proud of the fighting soldiers of Pacifica,” she said before turning away to speak to members of her command.

Colonial President Tanya Halberd expressed great sadness when told of the many civilian deaths, including Quorum Representative Conell Dagger, who died with many others defending the families on the Tylium Queen. President Halberd spoke haltingly over the wireless, expressing both joy and grief as she explained that every single member of the Pacifica crew was single-mindedly gutwrenched trying ready the Pacifica to return as soon as possible. She said she would never be able to fully express the relief she felt when OPSEC teams reported that the civilian ships were secured, one by one. She said she wanted to personally thank every one in the fleet who risked their lives to drive out the menace.

Work commenced immediately to repair the sabotaged FTL drives on the civilian fleet ships. It was the failure of those drives that caused the fleet to get separated initially. Captain Starbuckk Serapis coordinated the effort, called on all available engineers to assist, and was able to get the whole fleet to jump away from the cursed place in a fairly short time.

Many tears of joy and sadness will be shared tonight. So say we all!!!

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Siege Continues, Civilians Hold Off Cylons

Posted by Fleet News Service on February 29, 2008

Our brave citizens have managed to hold off the Cylons, who have attacked the Tylium Queen in wave after wave of assaults. Quorum Member Conell Dagger was killed in the fighting.

Bravely holding their own in shifts and led by Serp Auer and Cobb Compton, the inexperienced citizens struggled against the determined tin men. Auer and Cobb were frustrated at times by undisciplined civilians, including this reporter, who were unaccustomed to following orders.

We knew we were desperate when even our anti-violence minded Oracle, Eyea Aya, saw our fear and reluctantly took up arms herself saying, “I guess it is ok to kill a robot, isn’t it?”

On a very sad note, Tylium Queen XO and Quorum of 12 Representative Conell Dagger died in the siege. Services were held between attacks, with praises from all in attendance. It was very sad for everyone.

We don’t know how long we can hold this up, or when if ever the Pacifica will return. We do what we can hour by hour as the siege continues. We pray they will come back to us soon. Rumors have been circulating that garbled messages have been received saying that they are searching for us. There seems to be no way to confirm these rumors, however.

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Civilians Retreat to the Tylium Queen

Posted by Fleet News Service on February 28, 2008

In a dramatic and desperate move, civilians temporarily escaped from the Cylons when they detonated charges found in a weapons cache on the Tylium Queen.

The battered civilians held captive on the luxury liner, 7th Heaven, suddenly used explosives and guns smuggled in, surprising their captors. They repulsed the Cylons and made their way to the shabby mine ship known as the Tylium Queen. They established defenses and prepared for a long siege in the hopes of saving the children from the monsters, possibly saving many lives.

Captain Weiland and Cobb Compton, Chief of Security on 7th Heaven, the only leadership still known to be alive, lead the military-style effort to hold the Cylons back. Compton planned and managed the details of the successful escape.

All of those aboard the TQ during wave after wave of Cylon attacks were clearly afraid. They hugged each other, swore to fight bravely, shared tears and encouraged each other. Many expressed faith that the heart of our family, the troops on Pacifica, will return to us before the Cylons can destroy us all.

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Cylons Round Up Civilians in Dome

Posted by Fleet News Service on February 25, 2008

The Cylons rounded up all civilians in the dome on the garden level of 7th Heaven. Their skinjob spokesperson is threatening to deprive us all of food until the children are turned over. The whereabouts of the children are still unknown to the Cylons.

There is no sign of Pacifica or River Delta, and it is starting to look like they are lost. The President and the cabinet are lost, as well. Starbuckk Serapis is captured by Cylons, LizzyD Vendetta is missing.

The highest ranking person in command at this time is Windy Weiland, who has asked for calm, saying somewhat cryptically that “we will choose our battles.” She also added, “anyone revealing the location of the kids will be decompressed in an airlock so slowly they’ll wish the Cylons had captured them.”

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Pacifica Separated, Cylons Overrun the Fleet

Posted by Fleet News Service on February 18, 2008

Fleet ships were separated in a desperate attempt to flee another attack. Civilians captured and desperately hoping for a rescue!

Faced with another brutal attack from the Cylons, Admiral Nephilim ordered an FTL. Shortly after, Pacifica and the River Delta successfully escaped, but the rest of the fleet stayed behind, their FTL drives crippled beyond repair.

Heavy raiders attacked the unprotected civilian fleet, rounding up civilians and herding them into Afterburners. This reporter has escaped capture, and has been able to communicate with a few of the captured citizens, which include several captains, Quorum members, and the Oracle.

Captain Weiland, badly wounded in last night’s raid, was captured again and says they are being treated well for some reason. She speculates that the raid last night was to sabotage the FTL drives.

This terrible turn of events couldn’t get any worse. Let’s just hope that Pacifica finds their way back to us soon!!!

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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Bizarre Cylon Attack Unexplained

Posted by Fleet News Service on February 18, 2008

A strange boarding of all ships by Cylons ended as soon as it began. Centurions inexplicably over-ran all fleet ships and then left.

Heavy raiders and Cylons came aboard many fleet ships in a massive raid last night, including the Celestra, 7th Heaven, Pacifica and Tylium Queen.

A number of citizens were wounded in the raid, including Captains Weiland and Serapis. Other wounded included Artemus Carthage, Cobb Compton, Makal Krogstad and several pilots.

In a strange turn of events, Windy Weiland learned that she was pregnant when her stomach wounds revealed that she had lost the baby.

No one has been able to explain why the Centurions attacked, or what they wanted on the ships, or why they left.

Sable Babii – Fleet News Reporter

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