First Poll of the Players
Of the following options, which do you all like the best:
-->How should the Vice President's personal yacht Tinker Bell make contact with Meleager? (This is the ship Mr. Meas, our newest PC, is on.)
A) It suffers a catastrophic FTL Drive failure as it is closes on the Erebos Belt; the closest vessels are those assigned to the 24th Viper Training Squadron. Meleager, being the most "squared-away" vessel (and having the most spare space), is dispatched by Colonel Biers to collect the civilian ship in distress and transfer its personnel aboard until transport back to Caprica could be free up for them. (That Tinker Bell is the Vice President's personal yacht is not known outside of highly-cleared circles, for security reasons.)
B) The yacht's FTL navigation computer glitches, and Jumps it in within the Erebos Flight Range. The very surprised Nuggets flying off of the Eleos have limited luck dodging the suddenly-appearing, completely-unexpected civilian yacht. As the Eleos is suddenly busy dealing with their bent birds and casualties, Colonel Biers details Meleager to round up the now-disabled yacht and transfer its personnel aboard until they could be flown back to Caprica. (A couple Nugget-piloted Vipers didn't have the time to pull up and slammed into the yacht.)
C) The yacht's captain (retired Fleet, like almost the entire crew), given orders by the Vice President to "simply change the scenery", jumped into the incoming FTL lanes of Echidna Base, figuring that the Nuggets on training maneuvers would occupy the passengers long enough for him to chat up Colonel Biers, an old classmate of his. The Vice President, noticing the Vipers, inquires as to their location...and upon getting an answer, decides that she can bolster Adar Administration's very low approval numbers with the military by conducting an impromptu tour of the base and the 24th Training Squadron. Colonel Biers, knowing that Major Deering runs a tight ship, directs them to Meleager in order to buy enough time to hide all the classified Special Projects aboard Echidna and rapidly get the other two vessels into inspection shape.
If you do not like any of these, please put "D" and provide an alternate course of action. Polls like these are how I will be deciding major storyline branches, such as where/what Meleager goes/does after the Cylon Attack.