OOC/ To participate, just post a picture or two (sourced) - maybe stock images or something from Artstation or Deviantart - and add some in-character commentary. No posting order, no pressure, toss in a picture and some thoughts whenever you feel like it.Shambhala-class science vessel Baobab, en route to extragalactic globular cluster known as Cosm's Well.
Being back in command of a capital ship is both more familiar and less intuitively satisfying than I'd hoped. I plan to get a better feel for this ship and her diverse crew as soon as I can. Maybe I can regain a sense of normalcy before we reach Cosm's Well and leave everything normal behind.
Cosm's Well was never fully explored, so far as anyone knows. We may be the first ship to make the crossing since the start of the 400-Year Darkness. The globular cluster is made up of old red and orange giants, neutron stars, pulsars, quasars, a broad variety. Fragmentary records suggest we'll find species, ruins, treasures and phenomena that are completely divorced from our experience and expectations.
In the navy they taught us to be prepared for unforseeable events. It's a matter of mental flexibility and grit. I hope I still have what it takes.