Status: Success

Operation

Hydropolis Overdrive

Mission Objectives

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• Explore the still-unstable Watertown-Cambridge Wormhole
• Make our mark at the heart of that great Hydropolis, Watertown
• Bust the funk, natch

Mission Summary

What lies at the heart of Hydropolis, the Cambridge System's western neighbor? What Watery Terrors lurk in its little-explored Wormholes? Is it a Town or a City? As Pilot Ziqqurat arrived upon the Launchpad, after an Earth day of such Dankness that the Air itself seemed Liquid, he found Himself transformed into a Gigantic Cuttlefish. What better time to find out?

SCUL assembled in full Aquatic Exploring fig, blinking with Chromatophores and ready to Jet along the Currents into the Damp Unknown. Bane ably Navigated the high Seas, with a steady pace and Twirling and Eddies to keep things interesting. DeadBride brought Groove of the Deep, having with 3Speed performed swift Wookieeing to bring her Radiobox online. After a brief Sojourn in the sunlit Shallows, marked only by a Mechanical to Gritty's ship, through the darkening Wormholes we did Plunge, and into the Frigid Depths.

There in our Strange Forms, beyond the knowledge of Air breathing Surface-folk, we dwelt an Unknown Time amid Wonders and Glories. Snax were shared, ancient Weapons and ceremonial Altars were observed. A Palatial Tardis served us well, except for LordMcFuzz who declared it was too Dark. I'm not sure what he was trying to Do in there. PQ was approached by The Man from Atlantis, and earned a Medal of Diplomacy by convincing him that our Groove was harmless and in fact the Noise Complaint was about some other Whale Songs.

The centre of Hydropolis is distinguished by a Marvellous Tree which scintillates and pulses with a Luminous Iridescence, exquisite to behold and bespeaking a Vast yet utterly Alien Intelligence. Whether this is a Miracle of nature or a sublime Artifice of nameless Merfolk is beyond me to say.

Soon it was but Eight Minutes to the appointed Hour for our return. Spiraling ever upward through yet more Cryonic Wormholes, we ascended smoothly to Warmer and more Familiar regions. Pilots Nova and Gritty burned up in Streaks of cool blue Fire. We rode the currents through Harvard Constellation, as seaborne Creatures to whom the scurry of land Life lacks all Urgency and Import.

Breaking the surface at last, we returned to the Launchpad and our customary Earthly Forms. Mission Success was declared, and from Ziqqurat's tentacles we received, in place of mission Pins, bizarre Biperforate Talismans of unknown Significance. And so to our Lairs.

Thus we Journeyed among the Hydropolitans, and perhaps the Gentle Reader will say that we are Mad, yet I will swear to every Word. Upon this Virtual Parchment I have scribed our Log, and now I set it Adrift in this Bottle.
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
BaneThunderwolf Bieber Fever 905.579   Petty Officer Second Class
Cosima Vespira 183.235   Aviator
Dead Bride Albatross 234.747   Aviator
eXceSs Chutes & Ladders 532.463   Petty Officer Third Class
Gritty Ass Over Tea Kettle 218.837   Aviator
Leotard Abracadaver 246.894   Aviator
Lordmcfuzz The Traveler 326.74   Aviator
NOVA Shprocketz 133.23   Aviator
Pastry Queen Princess Fun Police 770.722   Petty Officer Third Class
Threespeed Schadenfreude 290.044   Aviator First Class
Wombat El Guapo 169.9   Aviator
Ziqqurat Iridium 836.507   Aviator First Class
Taskforce Pilot
Mission Leader Ziqqurat
Deck Officer Ziqqurat
Gate Attendant Ziqqurat
Navigator BaneThunderwolf
Tailgunner Pastry Queen
Com-Sat 1 Threespeed
Com-Sat 2 eXceSs
Tool Bag eXceSs
Flat Bag Pastry Queen
Medi Bag BaneThunderwolf
Wookiee Bag Leotard
Sticker Bag BaneThunderwolf
Still Cam Lordmcfuzz
Life Support 1 Dead Bride
Mission Pinner Ziqqurat
Mission Debriefer Pastry Queen
Mission Reporter Leotard
Stellar Cartographer BaneThunderwolf

Mission Parameters

DivisionMAD
Date2022.04.09
Mission LeaderZiqqurat
Mission Size12 pilots
OriginLuna Market Basket
DestinationSaltonstall Park
Light Years14.2645
G-Well Activity0.133
Technical Rating1.16