Kraken Squadron Survives The Third Round of the Long Duration Mission!
Yes troops, shocking as it is, the Kraken Squadron successfully finished Round 3 of this year's LDM on April 25th. The day started early for them - 7:45 A.M. Many of them aren't use to getting up before 1:00 P.M. on a Saturday - pampered as they are....
The Krakenites sit atop Uranus (the floor tiles at Central Elementary form the solar system) and plan out their strategy to save the Federation from Romulan domination. Bradyn was fascinated by the game board pieces used to represent the alien and home ships and had to be reminded more times than patience required to keep his hands to himself so Scott could strategize. You can see him left hand creeping toward that yellow piece.
The meeting moved from Uranus to the Conference Room when Kraken Coach Christine arrived.
Hannah is explaining the who and what fors so all could grasp the details. Kevin was bored and annoyed that his plan of "attack first and ask questions" later wasn't being adopted.
Captain Scott, sensing he was losing control of the discussion, brought the room's attention back to himelf. Bradyn, sensing a loss of focus made a grab for the yellow piece. The move was thwarted by a swat on the hand by an observant Collin.
The crew decided to train by recording. Bradyn and Dakota review the Tactical station.
Young Collin E., was given the responsibility of Damage Control after it was pointed out that he was smarter than your average 6th grader.
Travis B., was trusted with the Security Station EVEN after nearly shooting his eye out the last time he got has hands on a phaser (hence the glasses).
Whew.... the right decision was made to put Hannah at Communications. Communications was the busiest station for Round 3.
Kevin got over his boredom when given the Sensors station.
This is Noah. Noah was Scott's right hand man for this Round. As First Officer, Noah had to run the crew and make sure all the Captain's orders were carried out.
Collin was Chief of Operations. He agreed to take the job if allowed to wear his shell necklace. It reminds him of Earth - so far away....
The mission started. Scott took his place standing square on the Bridge ready to bark orders. Noah stood one level below - thus showing his obedience to the Captain. This station also put him in better range to wring any officer's neck who disobeyed a command.
One strike later the crew surrounded the ship's tactical screen hoping for a life saving idea to pop into someone's head to save them from themselves.
Oops, it appears Capt. Scott was cruelly brought down by a Romulan phaser. He is seen above receiving excellent medical treatment by one of the ship's medics. Scott was back on his feet barking away a moment or two after the picture was taken. First Officer Noah's moment in the spotlight was over.
Dakota and Colin are seen working through a spot of damage in the Engineering Hallway.
Noah micromanaging Travis after the Captain's "accident".
The final picture at the end of Round 3. Troops, I present to you the Kraken Squadron in all their might and glory.
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