[12:41:35] GM: Back aboard the Yukikaze you are allowed 48 hours to get settled in and in-processed. The ship is still undergoing repairs and teams can be seen within the hallways as tubing, wires and the other trappings of maintenance are scattered here and there. Certain appointments must be met; a trip by each to the sickbay, the master at arms, and personnel as well as a mandatory Welcome Briefing given by the First Officer.
[12:42:03] GM: The Welcome Briefing proceeds well; and there are more then just you in the room. Another 35 or so people of various rank and station have taken seats, some are fresh faced cadets, and others are more experienced. A quick glance shows that the majority are crewman replacements with a smattering of pilots, mainly fleet. The Briefing covers the history of the ship, ‘8th built of her class, sister ship to the Shimakaze herself’ and other tidbits of lore, the captains background, and a run down on ‘afloat’ units. The setting is fairly relaxed and informal. As the briefing winds down the door at the back of the room slides open and the XO comes to attention and calls the room to attention with the words. “Captain on deck!
[12:42:56] John stands at attention with salute
[12:43:03] GM: feel free to post actions
[12:43:16] Lt. Ishida stands to and pops top
[12:43:46] Lt. Jaron stands and gives salute
[12:44:16] Sarah stands up with everyone else, in acknowledgement of the position and considering her intentions.
[12:44:33] Captain Sandra Reinard puts the room at ease and strides to the lectern. The XO nods to her with a smile. “The room is yours ma’am.” She nods, and pats him on the back.
[12:45:16] Capt. Reinard: “For those that may not know me, I am Captain Reinard, and…” She looks to the XO and the briefing projector. “…anything the XO has told you about me is a bold faced lie.” The room occupants laugh slightly. “That being said, I would like to officially welcome you aboard the UES Yukikaze. Your records and accomplishments speak for themselves and I know that you will conduct yourselves with excellence aboard my ship.” She smiles slightly at the possessive jest, but, you know she means every word. She pulls a data pad from a shelf from within the lectern and places it upon the top and presses a button. She reads and then looks up to the room. “Amdahl, Sarah, please step forward.”
[12:46:44] Sarah nervously steps forward from the others, eyes wide.
[12:46:49] GM: As you step up the XO points you where to stand as he withdraws ten flip top boxes from the lectern. The captain takes the topmost box from her XO as she to your side. “Face me.” She instructs. “Raise your right hand and repeat after me.”
[12:47:07] Sarah does as ordered, and raises her hand properly.
[12:47:08] Capt. Reinard: “I, state your name, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Charter of the United Earth Government against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”
[12:48:47] Sarah almost has her nervousness crack for a moment, but keeps it together. Her voice rings true with her convictions, however. "I, Sarah Amdahl, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Charter of the United Earth Government against all enemies, foreign and domestic…"
[12:48:54] Capt. Reinard: “…that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the Prime Minister of the United Earth Government…
[12:49:57] Sarah: "That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the Prime Minister of the United Earth Government…"
[12:50:03] Capt. Reinard: “…and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
[12:50:33] Sarah keeps going without a hesitation. "And the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice."
[12:50:38] Capt. Reinard: “So help me God.”
[12:50:46] Sarah: "So help me God."
[12:51:28] GM: After you take the oath the captain opens the flip box and presents it to you. You also note that Suki is so filled with pride she has teas in her eyes.
[12:51:41] Capt. Reinard: “Due to the, unique, nature of your enlistment, the UEMC confers upon you the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, with all the rights and privileges therein.” The captain stands back and salutes you. “Congratulations Chief Amdahl.” You are directed by the XO to remain standing at ease where you are.
[12:52:11] Sarah takes the box quietly, sensing Suki's pride and almost smiling, nodding slightly and keeping straight. "Thank you, ma'am."
[12:52:19] GM: A few more names are called and awards and one promotion are conferred before the captain reads the next name in the line.
[12:52:28] Capt. Reinard: “Fairman, Jaron. Front and center.”
[12:52:51] Lt. Jaron approaches the stand
[12:52:58] Capt. Reinard takes the next flip box in the stack and opens it, then presents it to Jaron. “For his heroic defense of the civilian town of Sioux Falls on August 18th, 2044 Second Lieutenant Fairman is hereby awarded the UEEF Humanitarian Medal with Valor Device. At great risk to himself Lt. Fairman engaged two hostile mecha and numerous dismounts. Lt. Fairman’s quick and decisive action resulted in the hostile forces being routed from Sioux Falls preventing further loss of life. His actions reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United Earth Marine Corps." The captain then hands you the flip box after pinning the medal to your chest and then salutes you. “Fantastic work Lieutenant, and, welcome aboard the Yukikaze.” You are directed by the XO to stand to the right of the next person in the awards line up.
[12:54:33] Lt. Jaron salutes "Thank you ma'am" and takes his spot
[12:54:36] Capt. Reinard: “Fallyna, Lurana. Front and center.”
[12:54:49] Lurana: approaches the stand
[12:55:07] Capt. Reinard: “For her defense of the UES Diakasho on Aug 16th, 2044 First Lieutenant Fallyna is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device. Despite heavy odds and battling fatigue Lt. Fallyna, in an obsolete aircraft spearheaded a retaliatory strike against two Haydonite cruisers, destroying one and crippling the other and saving the UES Diakasho and all hands aboard. Her quick thinking and bravery is a credit to herself, her unit, and the United Earth Marine Corp.” The captain hands you the flip box after pinning the medal to your chest and then salutes you. “Bang up job Lieutenant.” You are directed by the XO to stand next to Lt. Fairman.
[12:55:42] Lurana: Thank you ma'am
[12:55:53] Lurana: A few other names are called up for various brave deeds.
[12:56:07] Capt. Reinard: “Ishida, Suki. Front and center.”
[12:56:19] Lt. Ishida approaches the stand
[12:56:34] Capt. Reinard: “For her defense of the UES Yukikaze and professionalism and initiative under fire on Aug 16th, 2044 First Lieutenant Ishida is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device. After the loss of her flight lead and 75% of her flight to enemy fire Lt. Ishida assumed command of the remaining fighters, restored squadron communications with the Yukikaze, and coordinated a defensive screen and rear guard allowing the Yukikaze to clear the Haydonite lines and reach safety. Her calm under fire and her leadership ability are a tribute to herself, her unit and uphold the highest traditions of the United Earth Marine Corps.” The Captain hands Suki the flip box after pinning the medal to her chest and salutes her. “Excellent work Lieutenant. Thank you for seeing the Yuki thru.” The XO directs her to stand to the right of the previous award recipient.
[12:57:20] Lt. Ishida: It was my honor.
[12:57:32] Lt. Ishida: A few more names are called and awards bestowed.
[12:57:43] Capt. Reinard: “Magna, John. Front and center.”
[12:57:58] John steps forward
[12:58:02] Capt. Reinard: “For his defense of the UES Yukikaze on August 16th, 2044 Second Lieutenant Magna is awarded the Bronze Star with Valor Device. During the course of battle the forward missile launchers suffered a hang fire. At great risk to himself, Lt. Magna maneuvered his Battloid to the jammed tube and with the missiles engines still running and its warhead armed was able to wrench the missile free from its jammed release brackets. His quick thinking and selfless bravery prevented catastrophic damage to the Yukikaze and saved countless lives. His actions are a credit to himself, his unit, and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United Earth Marine Corps.” The captain hands you the flip box after pinning the medal upon your chest and salutes you. “Impressive work Lieutenant. Thank you for keeping the Yuki in one piece.”
[12:59:05] John: Yes ma'am. thank you
[12:59:14] GM: A few more names are called and awards presented, then, the XO calls the room to attention and then directs the remaining officers and enlisted men and women to render honors to those who have been awarded.
[12:59:22] Capt. Reinard salutes the group again. “I’ll not eat into your remaining time more then I have to.” She smiles. “Congratulations to you all, and thank you. Welcome to the Yukikaze.”
[12:59:49] Lt. Jaron: "Thank you ma'am."
[01:01:06] The XO: Fine work all of you" He shakes all your hands, "Kyoshi-chan" he snickers to Suki, who flushes red, and seems to take greater pride form that comment then from the award she had received.
[01:01:39] Lt. Ishida: H..hai, thank you sir.
[01:01:47] Lt. Jaron shakes "Thank you sir"
[01:02:35] GM: After the XO makes his rounds, the room is called to attention once more, and the gathering is dismissed.
[01:03:46] Lt. Ishida walks up to Sarah and, pauses, then, puts her hand out to Sarah. "Welcome to the UEEF."
[01:04:22] Sarah smiles and takes the hand gently. "Thank you, ma'am." She winks then, and glances around. "wonder what's next."
[01:05:03] Lt. Jaron nods to Sarah "indeed, now we can officially pick on you" he smiles "But watch out for Fleet guys, they can be arrogant bunch"
[01:06:38] Sarah laughs just a little bit at that, nodding slightly. "So noted."
[01:07:08] Lt. Ishida smiles "Oh, I'm sure she'll be fine. Wont you?"
[01:08:36] Sarah nods just a bit at that. "Of course."
[01:09:20] Lt. Jaron leans to Sarah and whispers "Anyone else know your secret?"
[01:12:13] Sarah cocks her head a little at Jaron. "It isn't exactly a secret. The speed of shipboard gossip traveling is rather amazing."
[01:13:23] Lt. Jaron nods "I just don't want to be blind sided when someone asks."
[01:13:50] John responds after hearing Sarah "Yes Red is right. Everyone in the UEEF probably knows now"
[01:14:12] Lt. Ishida nods in agreement
[01:14:48] Lt. Jaron: "Very well."
[01:16:23] John: "Though I'm sure that UEEF intelligence doesn't like it"
[01:16:41] Sarah nods a little as well to John's comment, almost laughing again and rolling her eyes.