The TSRV Tesla
is a Da Vinci-class carrier. With a total length of 800 meters (running back to front) and a maximum width of 115 meters, the Tesla
is a monster in her own right. She boasts fifteen decks, which run horizontally along her length, and has difficulty landing or docking at high speeds, due to sheer inertia.
The bridge is located in the front, isolated from the rest of the ship by a transport that runs to the main hangar and nothing else.
Important Crew Members
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British-born, Lieutenant Commander Sykes is an able first mate. She's not conventionally attractive, which keeps Commaner Moldovan's attention focused elsewhere, and is completely capable of performing every duty assigned to her, as well as delivering swift and terrible retribution for any unprofessional duty suggested for her. She's on the short side, slim-but-muscular and flat-chested. She keeps her blonde hair cut short to keep it from being a hassle in null gravity.
A French-Martian (his father was born in the Lorraine province of France, but Henri was born on Mars), Ensign Descoteaux is a skilled helmsman, having worked with his father's civilian shipping fleet since he was young. He is a thin young man with close-cropped brown hair and a forgettable face.
Ensign Armand is a Parisan, and after quite a bit of training, one of the better navigators the Fleet has put out in awhile. He has a brain for mathematics and quick calculations, and works ably with ISAAC to plot both practical and theoretical courses. Armand is on the shorter side, but built strong. A trimmed moustache adorns his upper lip, and his blond hair is grown out as far as regulation allows, often worn in a part.
An enthusiastic young German, Oberleutnant Hoch is a master of languages, including radio-babble. He's almost as good at reading charts as Armand, and speaks several different languages, including English, German, Russian, and Chinese. Thanks to his gift with languages, Hoch is often called upon as a translator when one of the senior officers needs him. Hoch is only a bit taller than Armand, with dark hair and a thin, pointed face.
One of the few "moon-men" aboard the Tesla
, Lieutenant Klemper is quite a bit taller than the rest of the crew, having grown up in the moon's low gravity. He is great with computers, and like Hoch, is good with languages, the lunar colonies frequently housing more than one nationality at a time. Klemper stands at around seven feet, by Sykes' guess, and keeps his head clean-shaven, adding to the impression that he is, indeed, a "moon-man."
(Flight Control Officer)
Winnie Speares is technically a civilian, called into service to serve as the Tesla's
flight control officer. She supervises a crew of technicians whose sole purpose is to guide the multitude of ships that call the carrier home into the right docks and bays, a difficult and precise science that comes naturally to her. She has a lithe, athletic build, and her long brown hair is often worn up in a loose bun. In her time aboard the carrier, she's become quite adept at warding off Commander Moldovan's advances.
(Chief Medical Officer)
Lieutenant Hutchins served as an enlisted corpsman before going into advanced training. He currently resides as the Tesla's
chief medical officer. He and his crew mostly deal with treating burns and collisions in null gravity. He's a large, personable, bald and black, and pleasant to be around.
Hod Nowak is also a civilian, serving on the carrier in exchange for living quarters. He and his crew are able engineers, and keep the Tesla
in working order. Hod's got a stocky build, and is completely bald, with a bushy brown beard and eyebrows.
(Chief Security Officer/Artillery Officer)
Gunnery Sergeant Warburton is a Marine's Marine, completely gung-ho and capable of staring holes into people's heads. He and his crew maintain the peace aboard the Tesla
, as well as defending her from outside threats. Warburton serves a dual-role aboard the ship, overseeing her offensive capabilities as well as defending her. Though he didn't care for Moldovan at first, the Gunny's gotten over his mistrust and thinks highly of the commander... and the feeling is mutual. Warburton is fit and muscular, and wears his graying hair high and tight.
(Chief Supply Officer)
Staff Sergeant Crews is the man responsible for seeing that the Tesla
remains well-stocked and well-supplied. He's a short, grubby man who knows how to find all of the right things right when you need them.
Vicci is an Italian civilian who serves as the maintenence crew chief, overseeing repairs to any and all ships docked within the Tesla's
bays. He's a tough, no-nonsense invidivual who gets frustrated with shoddy work and slapdash repairs. He knows where to cut corners, though, and is a master of doing quality work with minimal supplies.