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[[File:Bernard Kayyk.png|thumb|Captain Bernard Kayyk (Ret), is the commander of the Expedition Fleet.]]
 
The '''Golden Sunset Expedition''' is a venture financed by the [[SATCo|Saint Andre Trading Company]] with the intent of finding a suitable area to establish a new Natopian colony. It is being led by Captain Bernard Kayyk, a retired [[Natopian Defense Force|Natopian Navy]] officer.
 
The '''Golden Sunset Expedition''' is a venture financed by the [[SATCo|Saint Andre Trading Company]] with the intent of finding a suitable area to establish a new Natopian colony. It is being led by Captain Bernard Kayyk, a retired [[Natopian Defense Force|Natopian Navy]] officer.
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==Captain Kayyk==
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Bernard Kayyk (born 7.V.1616) is a retired captain in the Natopian Navy. He was born in Butter Cow City, [[Flaventia]], to a wealthy family. He spent many summers on the family yacht visiting coastal towns on Borders Bay. Kayyk was qualified to operate sailing vessels by the Butter Cow City Marina & Club by the age of 15. He enrolled in the Newport Naval Academy and joined the ROTC program, graduating in the top 5 of his class. Upon graduation he began a tour of duty as a lieutenant aboard a Ziegeland-class carrier. By 1647 he was serving as the XO of a Trident-class minelayer during the [[War of Jingdaoese Immolation|War of Nicki's Minaj]]. He was captain of a Natopia-class destroyer during the [[War of Lost Brothers]]. Towards the end of the war, in 1657, he suffered an injury, and was reassigned to serve as commandant of the new naval base on Marinette island, [[Transegale]]. He has served as commandant for ten years before retiring. He lived as a private citizen for several years until 1671. The [[Kalirion Fracture]] allowed for a greater expansion of SATCo's trade fleet and routes, requiring a sudden need for experienced naval officers. Kayyk was offered a consulting contract in 1672, but did not accept until 1673, negotiating a high salary and the right to command a ship should he choose. Kayyk's experience as a commander and administrator quickly saw him become one of SATCo's most valuable consultants.
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In the late months of 1677, SATCo began exploring the idea of settling a new colony after having their colonial governing rights restored to them in the new Natopian legal code. Several locations were shortlisted and several names attached to various expeditions. Kayyk was the consultant charged with exploring the feasibility of a colony along the eastern lowlands of Cibola. Eventually the Cibola plan was approved and Kayyk was named captain of the expedition, which was planned to disembark in early 1678, before the end of the first quarter.
  
 
==The Fleet==
 
==The Fleet==
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==The Expedition==
 
==The Expedition==
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[[File:Ziegeland SATCo.png|thumb|The Ziegeland-class tactical carrier in SATCo colors.]]
 
*1678, Grunil 11: Capt Kayyk, on his flagship, SAS ''Cape Oleslaad'', departs with the GSE Fleet from the Port of West Bay, sailing west in international waters.
 
*1678, Grunil 11: Capt Kayyk, on his flagship, SAS ''Cape Oleslaad'', departs with the GSE Fleet from the Port of West Bay, sailing west in international waters.
 
*1678, Grunil 13: Fleet adjusts course south to go around the southern cape of Calbion Island.
 
*1678, Grunil 13: Fleet adjusts course south to go around the southern cape of Calbion Island.
 
*1678, Grunil 19: Fleet arrives at first Point of Interest, the inlet and ruins of Charis. SAS ''Taroof'' drops anchor in "Charis Inlet" and unloads survey crews to find a suitable site for a "large city, inland, on a navigable river, far from natives and potential rivals, with potential to become regional administrative center." Remaining ships sail south along the coast.
 
*1678, Grunil 19: Fleet arrives at first Point of Interest, the inlet and ruins of Charis. SAS ''Taroof'' drops anchor in "Charis Inlet" and unloads survey crews to find a suitable site for a "large city, inland, on a navigable river, far from natives and potential rivals, with potential to become regional administrative center." Remaining ships sail south along the coast.
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*1678, Grunil 23: Fleet sails past ruins of Bourllac, determining the bay to be unsuitable, and arrives at a natural harbor south of those ruins. Captain Kayyk notes the close proximity of the Community of [[Goetia]] and decides to leave the SAS ''Cape Cran Bay'' to investigate.
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*1678, Grunil 29: ''Farpoint'' and ''Cape Oleslaad'' arrive at the island near the [[Navigators CF]]. ''Cape Oleslaad'', with Capt Kayyk, establish a position between the small island and the unclaimed shore to survey both. ''Farpoint'' continues to Asara-Eliana
  
 
===The SAS ''Taroof'' Survey===
 
===The SAS ''Taroof'' Survey===
 
*1678, Grunil 19: Base camp established in the ruins of Charis. Site deemed unsuitable for further development beyond port and dock facilities at the mouth of the river emptying into the inlet. Survey team decides to follow tentatively named "River Des Char" to search for locations upriver.
 
*1678, Grunil 19: Base camp established in the ruins of Charis. Site deemed unsuitable for further development beyond port and dock facilities at the mouth of the river emptying into the inlet. Survey team decides to follow tentatively named "River Des Char" to search for locations upriver.
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*1678, Grunil 21: Bear attack leaves 4 men dead and 1 geologist mauled.
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*1678, Grunil 23: New site along River Des Char determined suitable for administrative headquarters, survey team suggest "Paine City."
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===The SAS ''Cape Cran Bay'' Survey===
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*1678, Grunil 23: Base camp established and named "Camp Ayreon." Captain Kayyk leaves instructions that Camp Ayreon is intended to put pressure on the nearby Goetics into establishing trade agreements with SATCo.
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*1678, Grunil 30: Camp renamed to "Ayreon's Bay" as settlement and fortifications proceeds.
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===The SAS ''Cape Oleslaad'' Survey===
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*1678, Grunil 29: Captain Kayyk and a marine unit goes ashore to the Navigators, offering trade goods to establish goodwill. Members of the cycle family warn Kayyk to avoid settling Nearby Island, as they call it, as it is where most exiled Goetics end up.
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*1678, Grunil 30: 30 Marines land on Nearby Island to find about 3 dozen exiled Goetics living in a shanty town. Disease, malnutrition, and dehydration are prevalent.
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[[File:Ziegeland SATCo.png|thumb|The Ziegeland-class tactical carrier in SATCo colors.]]
 
  
 
[[category:Natopia]]
 
[[category:Natopia]]

Revision as of 23:56, 10 November 2019

Captain Bernard Kayyk (Ret), is the commander of the Expedition Fleet.

The Golden Sunset Expedition is a venture financed by the Saint Andre Trading Company with the intent of finding a suitable area to establish a new Natopian colony. It is being led by Captain Bernard Kayyk, a retired Natopian Navy officer.

Captain Kayyk

Bernard Kayyk (born 7.V.1616) is a retired captain in the Natopian Navy. He was born in Butter Cow City, Flaventia, to a wealthy family. He spent many summers on the family yacht visiting coastal towns on Borders Bay. Kayyk was qualified to operate sailing vessels by the Butter Cow City Marina & Club by the age of 15. He enrolled in the Newport Naval Academy and joined the ROTC program, graduating in the top 5 of his class. Upon graduation he began a tour of duty as a lieutenant aboard a Ziegeland-class carrier. By 1647 he was serving as the XO of a Trident-class minelayer during the War of Nicki's Minaj. He was captain of a Natopia-class destroyer during the War of Lost Brothers. Towards the end of the war, in 1657, he suffered an injury, and was reassigned to serve as commandant of the new naval base on Marinette island, Transegale. He has served as commandant for ten years before retiring. He lived as a private citizen for several years until 1671. The Kalirion Fracture allowed for a greater expansion of SATCo's trade fleet and routes, requiring a sudden need for experienced naval officers. Kayyk was offered a consulting contract in 1672, but did not accept until 1673, negotiating a high salary and the right to command a ship should he choose. Kayyk's experience as a commander and administrator quickly saw him become one of SATCo's most valuable consultants.

In the late months of 1677, SATCo began exploring the idea of settling a new colony after having their colonial governing rights restored to them in the new Natopian legal code. Several locations were shortlisted and several names attached to various expeditions. Kayyk was the consultant charged with exploring the feasibility of a colony along the eastern lowlands of Cibola. Eventually the Cibola plan was approved and Kayyk was named captain of the expedition, which was planned to disembark in early 1678, before the end of the first quarter.

The Fleet

Captain Kayyk's expedition fleet consists of several older hulls, decommissioned from the Natopian Navy and sold to SATCo. Four Ziegeland-class tactical carriers were commissioned into the SATCo Merchant Marine Fleet for this venture. They were named for former successful and unsuccessful SATCo colonies. Each vessel carried a marine mercenary unit of 50 men and a survey group of 10 cartographers, climatologists, geologists, and zoologists. The fleet is currently in the final preparation stages in the Port of West Bay.

  • SAS Cape Oleslaad
  • SAS Taroof
  • SAS Farpoint
  • SAS Cape Cran Bay

The Expedition

The Ziegeland-class tactical carrier in SATCo colors.
  • 1678, Grunil 11: Capt Kayyk, on his flagship, SAS Cape Oleslaad, departs with the GSE Fleet from the Port of West Bay, sailing west in international waters.
  • 1678, Grunil 13: Fleet adjusts course south to go around the southern cape of Calbion Island.
  • 1678, Grunil 19: Fleet arrives at first Point of Interest, the inlet and ruins of Charis. SAS Taroof drops anchor in "Charis Inlet" and unloads survey crews to find a suitable site for a "large city, inland, on a navigable river, far from natives and potential rivals, with potential to become regional administrative center." Remaining ships sail south along the coast.
  • 1678, Grunil 23: Fleet sails past ruins of Bourllac, determining the bay to be unsuitable, and arrives at a natural harbor south of those ruins. Captain Kayyk notes the close proximity of the Community of Goetia and decides to leave the SAS Cape Cran Bay to investigate.
  • 1678, Grunil 29: Farpoint and Cape Oleslaad arrive at the island near the Navigators CF. Cape Oleslaad, with Capt Kayyk, establish a position between the small island and the unclaimed shore to survey both. Farpoint continues to Asara-Eliana

The SAS Taroof Survey

  • 1678, Grunil 19: Base camp established in the ruins of Charis. Site deemed unsuitable for further development beyond port and dock facilities at the mouth of the river emptying into the inlet. Survey team decides to follow tentatively named "River Des Char" to search for locations upriver.
  • 1678, Grunil 21: Bear attack leaves 4 men dead and 1 geologist mauled.
  • 1678, Grunil 23: New site along River Des Char determined suitable for administrative headquarters, survey team suggest "Paine City."

The SAS Cape Cran Bay Survey

  • 1678, Grunil 23: Base camp established and named "Camp Ayreon." Captain Kayyk leaves instructions that Camp Ayreon is intended to put pressure on the nearby Goetics into establishing trade agreements with SATCo.
  • 1678, Grunil 30: Camp renamed to "Ayreon's Bay" as settlement and fortifications proceeds.

The SAS Cape Oleslaad Survey

  • 1678, Grunil 29: Captain Kayyk and a marine unit goes ashore to the Navigators, offering trade goods to establish goodwill. Members of the cycle family warn Kayyk to avoid settling Nearby Island, as they call it, as it is where most exiled Goetics end up.
  • 1678, Grunil 30: 30 Marines land on Nearby Island to find about 3 dozen exiled Goetics living in a shanty town. Disease, malnutrition, and dehydration are prevalent.