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Outpost Houtman (Archive): A matter of flipping coins

The outpost is slowly growing, and Starfleet presence is getting noticed by different species in the sector. Without anyone's surprise, the Ferengi Alliance wants to claim a place on the outpost to help transit in this new diplomatic position. The motives favor the Ferengi more than the Federation, but a significant desire for a central location to commute is starting to grow.

Mission Description

A few weeks passed, on Sheo III and Outpost Houtman had a rocky start with the quakes it had to endure upon building at their starting point. The crew followed the command orders and relocated to a more desirable location. Upon the small mountain Tyr, a flat location with a large lake forming a waterfall at its edge, Outpost Houtman finds its new home.

The outpost strengthens by having an Operational Center, two Styles power generators, and a Keeler accommodation block for the personnel. Slowly the outpost is growing, and Starfleet’s presence is getting noticed by different species in the sector. For long Sheo III was never considered a valuable treasure, but now that Starfleet is there, the Ferengi wants a piece of it as well. They announced to have the interest in a “valued” meeting with the base, but there is definitely more than meets the eye.

About the Mission

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Start Date

17 July 2023

The Past Only Stays Buried For So Long

Outpost Houtman (Archive): A matter of flipping coins

The horse’s left front hoof was between  Ethan’s chap covered legs as he flecked off chips of creamy sole into the dirt with a hoof knife.  Slipping the knife into the pocket on the chaps he drew out a hoof rasp and in long sweeping motions he filed the hoof flat and level. Releasing [...]

2 July 2023

Welcome to the Jungle

Outpost Houtman (Archive): A matter of flipping coins

Ethan sat on a pile of logs. He was wearing a heather grey t-shirt with the UFP logo over the left breast in navy blue and “Starfleet” printed in bold san serif letters on the back across the shoulders. His black cowboy hat was pushed back, and his hands were covered in a pair of well worn [...]

9 May 2023

The Long Ride to Outpost Houtman

Outpost Houtman (Archive): A matter of flipping coins

It had been a long trip to the outpost with two ship transfers and a long range shuttle. Somewhere between it all Seo Adrea had found a friend in a young ensign that was nervous about her first post. At first they had spoken quietly in little pep talks and Academy highlights. Then there was a great [...]

11 April 2023

Enter Player Two

Outpost Houtman (Archive): A matter of flipping coins

The New Orleans-class USS Colorado Springs dropped out of warp and approached Sheo II.  The green and blue planet grew large on the viewscreen as The Springs closed in on the planet and slid into a standard orbit. “Station keeping Mr. Y’Trel,” Captain Denise Richardson said from the [...]