The Starchasers have challenged the mad titan, Thanos as we embark on a quest to discover the fabled Infinity Gems in "Operation: Infinity Gauntlet"! Accompanied by the young cadets of Starchasers University, we set out to fly a figure 8 around and through the Buttonwood Constellation, traveling an approximate total of 100 l.y. Six gems, each containing a different power and corresponding challenge - Mind, Soul, Power, Space, Time and Reality, itself. With every 16.66666666666667 light year chopped, we daring pilots would uncover the location of one of the missing stones.
Tragically, the tyrannical space giant was too powerful and one by one most of the Starchasers burned up mere minutes before the discovery of even the first of our prizes. Talbot was the first to go, succumbing to space madness (or maybe low blood sugar?). Cobb ferried the injured pilot, across the River Styx and into the land of the dead (probably?), where they procured pizza molecules from a Roman king! Later, Quailman vanished into deep space. Never to be heard from again! Though, I'm sure he'll turn up.
The younglings were next to go. Perhaps, their tiny minds were to fragile for the madness of riding in circles for hours and hours or perhaps they just wanted to get back to playing video games. Either way, they were the shining stars of this mission. They laughed and danced! They chalked! They smiled and hi-fived! They even suffered chopper crotch! We look forward to sharing more adventures with the sensational young cadets of the SCU!
Finally, only Sage and Civitron remained to continue the journey and after reaching the first checkpoint, it was time for lunch. Science Girl (aka Ladytron) grilled the tasty flesh of a meleagris beast and shared her stash of Romulan ale with us. Once we sufficiently refueled, it was time to continue our search for the remaining gems. Unfortunately, whether it was due to the loss of our comrades or the biting cold of the early spring air, our heroes found they'd lost their steam... but overall, this was one of our best missions, yet!
Throughout the day, the local lifeforms of the NB System cheered their support and encouraged us to continue the mission. Some were even keeping track of our progress. Even under the oppressive rays of the Day Star, we felt like superheroes. While we didn't meet our objectives and this mission was technically a "failure", the experience was a positive one. Therefore, it was decided that this mission would be an ongoing one. At least one time each month, the Starchasers and the SCU will take to the skies, as we continue to train the younglings in the ways of the funk.