Operation
Down By The Old Mill Stream...
There's a saying in SCUL: Day missions stink. Well not this time, sucka!
Conditions were favorable for space travel (whatever that means), and
all souls reported posi times. Our destination and mission objective is
classified, but I'll tell you anyway. To the Old Schwamb Mill in the
Arlington System; a pre-OSHA mill that's been continuously operating
since civil war times! DANGER!




The mission launched at the appointed hour, but what was with all that
solar radiation? We stumbled into some part of the universe that was
ultimately a lot brighter than we're used to in space. Note for day
missions: avoid crispy crispy pilots and take proper precautions.
Despite sirens and the arrival of unfashionably red flame security
vehicles, Walt0r led us on a fabulous mission.




On the way we robbed a lemonade stand (which actually only had water),
taught the proprietrixes about advertising and complex intracies of
the chain of supply and demand in a capitalistic society, and ate at
the five star resturaunt at the end of the wormhole knows as "Chez
Trader Joes". The spandex-clad locals had many questions about our
ships. We lied as much was we could and moved on.




Pilots were perplexed and amazed by the lathe and other tools of
wonder from planet earth's early industrial practices, and no one lost
any fingers while poking and prodding the machinery, though one air
release hatch sent Mars on a search for medibag. There was a great
poem found on an ad pasted to the walls upstairs in the mill that
deserves sharing, from the now defunct Highland Spring Brewery:


When I'm perplexed, worn out and vexed,

And earthly joys seem few,

I take a glass of STERLING ALE,

And so my friend, should you.





Other than Pywacket dropping out of warp we were maechnical free. His
driveplate alignment may have been out of phase, causing the
propulsion transfer conduit to lose containment. What3v4.,

Pilot Ship Points Promotion
dillweed Circus Peanut 505.29   Chief Petty Officer
Diva Incineraider 597.965   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
eHawk Anger 216.148   Chief Petty Officer
Fleet Admiral Skunk Cloudbuster 1542.55   Commodore
Frenchy El Guapo 156.314   Aviator First Class
Grimlocke Dr. Love 572.225   Chief Petty Officer
Hapto Basquiat 759.176   Lieutenant Commander
Mars Phobos 311.004   Ensign
Masokist Toxic Shock 205.791   Senior Chief Petty Officer
MegaSeth NightFever 222.986   Master Chief Petty Officer
moose LokiDucker 314.893   Master Chief Petty Officer
pecan Sugardaddy 168.972   Senior Chief Petty Officer
Percentin Pale Horse   
pywaket Skylab 674.026   Lieutenant Commander
Rubbish Darkendank 217.421   Petty Officer 1st Class
Threespeed Iron Butterfly 441.993   Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Trisignata Shprocketz 141.818   Petty Officer 1st Class
waltor Singularity 351.564   Lieutenant
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Fleet Admiral Skunk
Chalk Bag pecan
Damage Control Threespeed
Deck Officer Diva
Filmer dillweed
Flat Bag pecan
Food Wrangler Grimlocke
Medi Bag moose
Mission Leader Fleet Admiral Skunk
Mission Reporter eHawk
Navigator waltor
Radio Wrangler Rubbish
Skynet Operator (post-mission) Fleet Admiral Skunk
Sticker Bag Hapto
Still Cam Fleet Admiral Skunk
Tailgunner Diva
Tool Bag Hapto
Division: MAD
Date: 04/21/2007
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Summer
Destination: Scwhamb Mill
Light Years: 14.34
G-Well Activity: 0.902
Technical Rating: 1.74