AWD #013: Situation Report January 2005
Situation Report, January 2005
Summary: TACCO makes a general announcement to the Task Force as to the Status of Things.
Date: 19/01/2013
Related Logs: None
Combat Information Center - Deck 2
The Combat Information Center is the tactical heart of the Orion. This CIC is designed in a circular formation, the Admiral apparently a fan of the classical set-up. Dead center are a set of large monitors suspended from the ceiling with DRADIS readings as well as other vital shipboard information. Under this is a small map table outlining current plots and positions. The table has a built-in phone as well as smaller displays as to critical damage reports. Both port and starboard other watch stations are set at all times, in two rows of tiers like stadium seating, one above the other. Each station has a purpose — Helm, Weapons, Communications, Electronic Warfare, Damage Control, and further tactical monitoring. More displays and banks of computer monitors line the walls. This area is heavily guarded by Marines at all hours of the day and night.

Petra glances up at the DRADIS screens for a moment, then down to his page of notes. Taking in a deep breath, he nods at the Comms Operator, then picks up the phone on the pedestal, keying the transmit before speaking…

"Attention, Task Force Nomad, this the Tactical Officer, Marcus Petra. As you may know, we've been sending scouts back to the Colonies to get a better idea of the situation we are dealing with. We've finally gotten the last of those scouts back. After reviewing the information with the Admiral and Commander, this is the current status, as best as we know it, for the thirteen colonies and the Colonial Fleet:

"Gemenon, Tauron, Troy, and Sagittaron are completely destroyed. As of this moment, no discernible life exists on four of our twelve colonies. Most are nuclear wastelands that we cannot even approach closely without killing our own flight crews.

"Virgon's northern continent has been devastated by a tectonic event triggered by the 7th fleet Anchorage being de-orbited and crashed into the land mass. The southern continent shows evidence of nuclear bombardment, but we do not know the fate of those citizens yet.

"Picon, Aerilon, and to a lesser extent, Scorpia, are under attack by Cylon ground forces and are fighting back to varying degrees of success. The Admiral is determining the best course of action the Task Force can take to support their efforts and rescue as many citizens of the Colonies as possible.

"Caprica has been at least touched by nuclear bombardment, but Caprica City, Delphi, and many of the other smaller cities have been left intact as last we saw, and we believe are under Cylon occupation. The current status of President Adar and the rest of the Colonial government is unclear at this point.

"Leonis shows evidence that it was hit by a dozen large EMP blasts. At this time, it appears to be occupied and is currently in use by the Cylons as a prisoner internment camp.

"Libran's status is unclear, as it shows no sign of human activity, but no sign of war devastation. We will be investigating Libran further.

"Minos' and Aquaria's spaceports have been completely destroyed, but otherwise appear mostly untouched, and shows signs of life on the surface. There is, however, a Cylon presence in orbit around both colonies, so further contact was not possible.

"The Fleet - FleetHQ at Perkiston, on Picon, has been destroyed. Every single Naval asset, Anchorage, and spaceport in orbit around a colony has been destroyed. Nomad has not had contact with another member of fleet since the conflict began, though we are actively looking for stragglers and survivors. At the moment, we are proceeding as if we are the last of the Colonial Navy, and should plan accordingly. Department Heads, assess your supply and personell situation and provide reports to CIC of any issues that will prevent your wartime operations. That is all."

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