Glorious Sandchasers present Monbies & Dandies
The pilots of MAD received an urgent message that, if they didn't show up, Civitron couldn't REACH THE BEACH! Bravely, four pilots arranged transports to Fort Jonathan, Frinight, with aims of space camping in the adjacent greenspace. One objective of the mission was shortly fulfilled, as PQ, Bane and Fuzz all arrived bearing various alcoholic molecules. The pilot's played games late into the night, building mythical bearmonsters and dining on PQs wacky vegan creations.
The following morning, Dreadflint and Sprocket arrived just in time to watch a reenactment of Plasma Div, as PQ, Bane and Fuzz are helping Civi build a new HARV quickly while ShadowCat supervises.
After it becomes clear that construction will take more than an hour, even with perfect parts, breakfast magically appears. All pilots are tasked with cleaning, breaking camp and readying for mission. DF constructed a strange new bananarama configuration on a partial)y finished ship in time to take it, while Sprocket noticed just at the end of preflight that Artemis' spokes were unrideably loose, and a different ship was chosen.
Finally, all was ready. Ft Jonathan was locked and everyone assembled before PQ, who thanked them for coming by shaking the Everclashing Gobstopper repeatedly until Civitron charted a course to the Horseshoe Nebula. Tragically, Lucifer’s shifter decided it didn't want to cooperate, so it was disconnected during our unsavory snackstop. Dreadflint bought a box of popsicles that he and PQ consumed in-flight as the fleet took off again.
Many negi-g-wells later, the Atlantic Nebula appeared! The fleet rode along, battling spacedunes, to find the PERFECT spot. As we got there, passing food took pictures of us examining our surroundings. When they turned their backs, a rousing game of Claus-Free Kickin’ ensued, to see how far various ships and their pilots could navigate onto the space dunes. Bane and PQ quickly went sideways, while Lord McFuzz went the distance. DF couldn't accept this and took off on Tall Boi, playing in the shallows of the Nebula.
Slowly, one at a time, pilots entered the Nebula. It's own gravitational pull was so strong, it moved pilots and stole their space suits! Wise ShadowCat with his fancy ShadowHat, was the only one who stayed dry and kept his suit! As pilots fought back towards their ships, it remained to be buried.
Sprocket and DF helped PQ realize her true nature as Beach Queen, and various photos were taken. Bane, who had also been digging, tumbled into his hole, and was roundly transformed into Bane Thunder snowman. Success, another objective reached!
The pilots from MAD needed to hastily fly the 15 light years back to Ft Jonathan to return home and fly the night mission. Df’s knees were no match for Tall Boi, so he switched with Fuzz and rode Pale Horse instead. Aside from this, there were no more mechanicals and flight was swift. There was much cheering at Fort Jonathan, and pilots changed, one at a time, to avoid angering the small Gods who live there. One had already attacked Fuzz, so the remaining contingent were wary. But as the sand was brushed aside, MAD rushed and embraced Civi to thank him for such a wonderful mission and assure him they would return!
Bane, Fuzz and PQ achieved the final objective and flew the night mission, and Fuzz celebrated his 50th space flight!