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The Tomar Chronicle-Herald

Volume I, Number 5 - April 25, 2003

Welcome back to the latest issue of the Chronicle-Herald.  Thanks for your continued support of the SIMM.

Welcome everyone to the newest issue of the Tomar Chronicle-Herald. Its been about 6 months since the last issue. Sorry about that.

I have been keeping track of the points for everyone, and they'll be reported later on in the issue.

Since October, we have been slowly going down each month on the number of posts we are writing each month, so we're going to be making some modifications to the rules asap, which will include changes on the min number of posts required each month, and an update to the consequences as well.

We also have a new location for our website, which is now at:

Also, the TF now has a new website as well, which is utilizing new TF Management software created by our fellows in BravoFleet. The new TF44 website can be accessed at:

So, sit back, relax and enjoy, and thanks for staying.

-C.J. aka Rear Admiral Shephard

For the month of May 2003, EVERYONE should be posting at least ONCE A WEEK! Please contact any of the Admin staff if you have any questions.

Ship's Current Disposition:

The Tomar crew is currently in the Trus System, winding down a diplomatic mission.

Teaser for Episode 7: A New Era - Gunboat Diplomacy:

What is suppose to be a simple shakedown cruise quickly turns into something else, a diplomatic mission to the Trus system, near the Krazzle border. Throw a new Executive Officer into the mix (the Tomarís old XO returned), and you have a recipe for surprise.

Recent discoveries in warp technology by the war-like Trus have brought the Federation to its borders, though it has yet to achieve a world-spanning government, one of the requirements for Full Federation membership, nevertheless, Starfleet feels a show is in order.

Will a simple diplomatic mission be just that, or does this have possible consequences for the Tomar and the Federation?


Well, based on the numbers below, we are about to have a few promotions. Lt. McKenzie is 29 points away from promotion to Lt. Commander.

Also, if Major Stonewall had stayed, he would've been promoted to Lt. Colonel.

Maybe we'll see some promotions next month, lets see an increase in the number of posts!

Points and Status (October 2002 - March 2003):

Here are the Standings as of April 1, 2003:

NINE Total Players
NINE out of the TEN total Players posted.

CURRENT ACTIVE PLAYERS, rank and current position:

1) Rear Admiral Marcus Shepherd, Commanding Officer, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D
2) Commander Malachi Emmett, Executive Officer, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D
3) Commander William Patton, M.D., Chief Medical Officer/Second Officer, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D
4) Lt. Commander Josh Stalker, Chief Conn Officer, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D
5) Captain Charles Langford, Marine Commanding Officer, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D
6) Lieutenant Catherine McKenzie, Chief Tactical Officer, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D
7) Captain (Tal Shiar) Trovon Trysari, Chief of Security, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D
8) Ensign Ashleigh Hopkins, Senior Intelligence Officer, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D
9) Crewman Apprentice Wes Bay, Engineer's Mate, USS Tomar, NCC-2814-D

October 2002 - March 2003:

(For a definition and decription of the Tomar's posting policies, please go to the Official Policy Page.)

Name Current Rank Total Posts Points Earned Total Points
Points to
Next Advancement
Marcus Shepherd Rear Admiral 13 195 10577 15000 *
MI'Torca Low Colonel (1) 0 0 3604 6000 *
Malachi Emmett Commander 16 245 3849 6000 *
William Patton Commander 16 165 3246 6000 *
Josh Stalker Lieutenant Commander 7 105 1856 2000
Jackson Stonewall Major (2) 12 215 2100 2000
Charles Langford Captain (3) 3 45 1145 1700
Catherine McKenzie Lieutenant 3 50 1671 1700
Trovon Trysari Captain (4) 7 105 1320 1700
Joseph Hodkiss Ensign 3 45 290 600
Ashleigh Hopkins Ensign 8 120 320 600
Eos Loxley Ensign 0 0 300 600
Cassandra Quaid 2nd Lieutenant (5) 4 75 275 600
Wes Bay Crewman's Apprentice 0 0 15 100
Treasure Civilian 2 40 40 -

Note (1): If an * is next to the number of points needed to advance in rank, then that means that in addition to the approval of the Tomar's Admin staff, the approval of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty is required before the rank can actually be awarded.

Note (2): If a name is in red, then that character is no longer on the ship, and are included here for continuity's sake.

Military Organization

Original Rank Starfleet Equivilent
(1) Raydeen Military Low Colonel Commander
(2) SF Marine Corp. Major Lt. Commander
(3) SF Marine Corp. Captain Lieutenant
(4) Romulan Tal Shiar Captain Lieutenant
(5) SF Marine Corp.

2nd Lieutenant



Awards Received


Award Received
     Character Awards
None Received this Cycle

     SIMM Awards

None Received this Cycle
     Player Awards
None Received this Cycle


Approved Leave of Absence List


LOA Status


Missing in Action (MIA) List


MIA Status


LOA Policy:

Don't be afraid to ask for an LOA if you really need one, or if you know you're going to be going away. I'm not going to bite your head off, in fact, most of the time, I'm going to ok it (9 out of 10). It saves me the headaches of wondering where you are, and also helps so that you don't lose points, or get removed during surprise AUDITS.

You need to get in contact with me if you can't post as soon as you are able to post again, or even better, before, use somebody elses email if need be, put please, get in touch with me or one of the other AGMs and let us know. If I don't hear from you, I'm going to consider you MIA, and you'll be removed from the SIMM after so many cycles. If you want to leave the simm, please drop me a note and let me know, otherwise, if I remove players from the SIMM, I have to notify BFJAG, which can cause repercussions on you if you run other characters in BF. Please, be considerate, Thanks.

Federation Times:

Please keep reading the Federation Times ( to keep up on what else is going on in BF and Starfleet. Stories here may have some impact on what happens in our SIMM.

Bravo Fleet News:

March 23, 2003 - Bravo Fleet supports all troops now in combat in Iraq. Whether you support the war or the reasons behind it, or you do not, please prey for and think about the men and women engaged in combat, and that they will return home safely. As well as the innocent civilians. With members in each of this countries, BF hopes for a short successful war.

May 28, 2002 - from Fleet Admiral Mike Bremer, CO of Bravo Fleet: I want to thank everyone that's taking the time to vote for BF, pushing us to the top of many lists and getting BF many new members. In the last 24 hours we have received no less then 22 apps, that's up 110% from an average day. BF's record is 47 apps in a day, I'd love to break that! So, I'm asking you all to keep voting. Even if you just have a few minutes, vote for at least the top lists marked 'Priority One' TSLs.

And, by the way, Bravo Fleet's been named in "Who's Who on the Web" 5th anniversery edition. The BFHQ joins sites like,,,!! I think that's just awsome! From what they told me when the email notification that came in, BF's the ONLY Star Trek RPG listed! :)

Keep up the great work and showing your pride in Bravo Fleet!!

Admin Staff Contact Information:

Brian: (LOA as of May 21st, 2003)


None this issue, maybe next issue. Send any comments to

Interesting Real-World Newstories:

If you have any news stories you want everyone to know about, please email them to me (,
and as I will include them in the next newsletter if they are appropriate (age-wise, Remember, this is a PG-13 SIMM).

Interesting Links:

If you have any interesting links that you want everyone to know about, please email them to me (,
and as I will include them in the next newsletter if they are appropriate (age-wise, Remember, this is a PG-13 SIMM).

Interesting Quotes:

"That Vibrancy in the air again, that distant note like music out of tune, discordant, jangled." - from Robert Cormier's Fade

If you have any that are appropriate, email them to me ( to be included here.

Previous Issues:

Volume I, Number 4 - October 1, 2002

Volume I, Number 3 - September 1, 2002

Volume I, Number 2 - June 1, 2002

Volume I, Number 1 - May 8, 2002

Well, that's all for now, talk to you soon, and thanks for posting,

and helping to make the Tomar the best BF SIMM here.