“The Sword of Nepleslia”
The NSS Acadia is a NAM NAM-S1-01a Hray Class Stealth Gunship currently in use by the Star Military of the Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia.
The NSS Acadia is an action/adventure plotship with a strong emphasis on gritty, realistic combat, exploration and strong moral and philosophical themes. Typical encounters will include the remains of the Red fleet that escaped Kennewes, militant Freespacers and pirates fielding black market technology and most recently, Mishhus. Players can expect gritty high speed combat in the setting's trademark Power Armor, and a wide array of socially and politically dramatic events. This vessel can be considered a continuation or proxy of the original NSS Alliance plot, as many elements of the story and crew remain.
Players are advised to post at least once every five days. Unexpected absences are expected, but some warning or indication would be nice.
The NSS Acadia's primary GM is Zack. The Acadia RP forum can be read HERE. RP began on July 27, 2008.
The Acadia's story began at the end of the NSS Nerkat, with the battered and bruised crew returning home after the relative failure of its first mission. While Tamara Novikov would continue to command the NSS Nerkat or move on to other employment, Esther Belmonte was promoted, and along with the marines that elected to go with her, transferred to the newly built Hray-class vessel. Not all went as planned, as old and new crewmembers alike found themselves in the middle of a raid on the starbase where the Acadia was docked by unknown rogues, who had disabled station security and deployed hundreds of Jimmy Combat Robots to take advantage of the station's Power Armor stores. While the marines eventually wiped the station clean of pirates, the objective of the attack is still unknown. While on shore leave after the mission their usual celebratory debauchery was cut short, and were ordered to return to Golding for another mission.
The Acadia was to persue the NSS Emden, its sister ship that was hijacked back at Golding. Captain Esther who was seriously wounded during the Golding fight was replaced by the Conservative Captain Peters. The NSS Alder had tracked the NSS Emden to the far reaches of the Nepleslian sector. In a concerted attack, the two Hrays disabled the Emden while two marine teams led by Master Chief Fian Vel Steyr and Chief Ran "Red" Rui boarded the hijacked vessel with the intent of recapturing it. During the attempt however it was discovered that the pirates were under the control of the Mishhuvurthyar, who commenced the Second Mishhuvurthyar War on Nepleslian space at the same time and same place, warping in a fleet that would dwarf the Nepleslian 1st Assault Fleet. The NSS Alder was destroyed in an attempt to buy the marines time. Disobeying an order to abort the mission (and potentially leave the wounded behind), the marines redoubled their efforts and finally gained sufficient control of the Emden for both sister ships to escape.
Their first prize denied, the Mishhus turned to invade Rok'Veru, one of their former colonies, in force while testing the defences in Nepleslia and Kennewes. In both an act of punishment and desperation the SMoDIN High Command denied shore leave to the Acadian marines and instead directed them to Rok'Veru to assist in the evacuation efforts…
During a special meeting of the senate the NMX put their plan for Nepleslia into play, blowing up the cathedral being used as the senate building and unleashing a series of terror attacks in Nepleslia’s Capital. The NSS Acadia is recalled to help get a handle on the situation. A few zombies, guerrillas, and one train wreck later the marines have put a dent in the NMX’s plans.
The incomplete evacuation those who didn’t want to leave Rok’Veru has resulted in the creation of an NMX prison camp filled with prisoners from that planet. The marines of the Acadia are reassigned to the 4th fleet with a mission to save those who were left behind.
The NSS Acadia is always looking for marines and other combat oriented crewmembers, as well as experienced crew and officers to fill out the upper echelons of the ship's command and provide leadership to newer members. There is also demand for medical, technical and care crew to pitch in and support the combat personnel.
The CFL/R system is a set of cranes and clamps attached to the ceilings of the hangar bay just next to the hangar bay doors and above the elevator system. It is designed to literally pick up an N/F-A Fighter in the bay and deposit it outside and vice versa, allowing the S1 Class to support up to four N/F-As. The CFL/R on the NSS Acadia was originally meant to replace the NSS Alder's own ancient CFL/Rs, which were due for a complete replacement. With the loss of the Alder, its remaining pair of N/F-As were re-assigned to the Acadia and the system was installed to accommodate them.
https://stararmy.com/roleplay-forum/threads/5978 January 2011 - 92 A