L.E.S.T. 1 Information and Notes
The Shadow Crusaders were created under the strategic ideas formed in a War Council over two years ago. The purpose of this team was to get an edge on the Venomian forces by creating a secret Star Fox caliber team that would work around enemy intelligence to sabotage many installations and plans while Star Fox continued with more overt battle victories. However, shortly after the conception of LEST1 there was no choice but to thrust them into the battle for Fortuna. The success of this mission after LEST1 was inserted into the field proves that they are quite capable of taking on threats in the open as well as under the cover of secrecy. Unfortunately, it appears that in the months following Venom intelligence has become aware of the presence of this team, and has set out to even the ground. So far no reports as to the outcome of this have been found, but we advise all personnel to stay alert.
Date of Creation - June 30, 1999 (Or thereabouts)
Current Members - Jack Tarson, Jared McConner, Kayn Slamdyke, Zenobia Steadfast, Kamaitachi
Previous Members - Avia Flyr, David Miller, Fang O'Riley, Saundra Phrotus
Current Mission - Mission 4: Missile Silo
Last Successful Mission - Mission 3: Triarch Base Retrieval
Current Commanding Officer - Jack Tarson
Current Executive Officer - Unknown
LEST1 Session Play Times - Saturdays at Noon Central Time
Longest Session Played - Approximately 12 hours from noon to midnight. During Fortuna Base mission. (Still a record for the entire RPG)
Current Gamemaster - J. Wolfman (Temporarily taking over for Terrin Fox)
Taking New Members? - On a case by case method yes. Space left is near nil so being selective is the current plan.
June 1999 - LEST1 team created, members Jack Tarson, David Miller, Avia Flyr, Alistair Duncan, Saundra Phrotus, Adrian Coyote, Flyer Fox and Fang O'Riley gathered in from current station to perform training op.
July 1999 - LEST1 team endured and completed Beta Mission virtual training operation. Evaluation and outcome was less than expected though quite satisfactory. LEST1 team approved and named Shadow Crusaders, due to their black op nature but virtuous cause. Avia Flyr appointed Commanding Officer, Jack Tarson appointed XO. Team split with Flyer Fox, Adrian Coyote, Saundra Phrotus forming main basis for LEST2.
August 1999 - Sudden attack on Fortuna front-line base. Star Fox unable to control the situation due to numbers and reinforcements to base contingent unable to be called from Katina. Shadow Crusader called in to defend the main base and the Admiral in charge and assist Star Fox once other objectives have been met. Mission Completed though heavy casualties of some reinforcements from Corneria. Terrin Fox, a small orphaned fox boy found at site by David Miller, believed to be responsible for unauthorized data download, heavily wounded in crossfire. Fang O'Riley excused from duty. Blooding of LEST2, the Black Avengers.
September 1999 - Shadow Crusaders called out to attempt a rescue mission of Cornerian troops believed captured at the battle of Fortuna. David Miller takes guardianship of Terrin Fox, found to be a stable hybrid and a medical marvel, David refuses to relinquish custody to further study. Terrin Fox despite much disagreement between Cornerian command takes a role in LEST1. Subsequently captured by StarWolf during the mission. Avia Flyr becomes MIA during flight back to repair ship. Jack Tarson takes CO position with David Miller taking XO. Seven out of 16 missing troops recovered and the Venomian Carrier 'Chokkai' reportedly destroyed. Inclusion of new member Jared McConner.
October 1999 and following - Future months would see the rise and fall of LEST3: The Twilight Paladins. It is still unknown as to the circumstances of their sudden and abrupt loss investigating a distress beacon near Solar. All contact was lost shortly after the drifting hulk slide past the no return point in a deteriorating orbit of the star.
March 2000 - Shadow Crusaders undertake deeply undercover work in the Venomian Research Base Triarch in an attempt to rescue Terrin Fox and recover valuable information on Venomian research and development. Mission Successful though Terrin comes out heavily wounded. Data successfully stored offline. Extraction from base resulted in heavy combat and Venomian casulties.
April 2000 and following - Lull point in Shadow Crusader operations. Condition of Terrin is critical, there is no available transfusions for his hybrid blood mix and attempts at synthesizing blood artificially from genetic materials has so far failed. Kamaitachi included as LEST1 members after training.
December 2000 and following - Shadow Crusaders sent on new mission to neutralize Venomian missile base on MacBeth. Kayn Slamdyke included in LEST1 team shortly after training. New member Zenobia Steadfast hastily included in mission profile after loss of contact to LEST1 shortly after, in attempt to reestablish contact. David Miller and Alistair Duncan believed MIA. (At this point the RPG had been deteriorating due to conflicting times, misunderstanding and a host of other problems. Techinally now, a year later, this mission has yet to be completed, though around the end of 2001 I excused myself from GMing and had J. Wolfman take over. This mission may thus be scrapped following my return.)