Callsigns are based on merit, pure and simple. Except mine, that was pure vengeance I think.

— Cmdr “PingingUsOff” Ezeri, Lost Souls Expedition Leader

Blue Squadron


At the start of the Lost Souls expedition, Dillster70 decided he wanted to emulate the lead ship of the mass jump, by firing his beam laser at the target system. Sadly, his laser was turreted, he had the lead ship targeted and he was in Schwann Port’s no-fire zone…


Cmdr “Boop” HojoTheFool

In the very same wing-up where Kris “Pinball” Ghoststar was awarded her callsign, HojoTheFool earned his. In his trusty Chieftain, HojoTheFool darted around the conflict zone, spraying death to all those who opposed The Fatherhood. So what if his quick maneuvers to some “gentle” booping of his wingmates? It was a small price to pay. Twas a very rough ride for Phantom_rw and Mellophone6 indeed…


CMDR Aequfire was instrumental in helping Wing Command recommend members for call sign worthiness though themselves never receiving a call sign. Thus “Bridesmaid” was bestowed upon them.


CMDR Ragenugget George wearily informed us of another Lost Souls 2 demise. Unfortunately, the official death recorder only registers CMDR deaths of single figures. A coding oversight – nobody is hapless enough to lose ships numbering into double figures… in a single expedition.

Are they?

Oops. He did it again. “Britney” was born.


Alrighty, can I get a loud n’ hearty “Hell Yea!” from all my brothers and sisters out there who have spent a ton of their time and resources fully engineering their E-Rated FSD Drive? …………anyone?……….c’mon, no one?……

Oh wait, there’s one guy…..Thanks gibby2008{TF} for the backup!

Well played, sir. Well played.


CMDR “FFS” The_Renegabe, in his own words:

“When the big exploration update came along, I was so excited to tag my name across the system that I completely forgot to check discord for any messages from command over the fatherhood tag to our home systems. By the time I had realised what I had done I had already completely scanned Hajangai and LHS 197. Suffice to say, top brass was not impressed. After some deliberation the wing command designated me FFS to represent me being the epitome of the Facepalm.”


On an expedition to the centre of the galaxy, CMDR Jryde was unable to locate, and thus plot a route to Sagittarius A*. It was subsequently established that CMDR Jryde had excluded “non-sequence stars” from his star type navigation filters.


CMDR “Hawk” Mellophone6

In the words of “Iceman” Azzbo27: “Blue Command have decided to take the step of bestowing a callsign upon Mellophone6 in honour of his services to the Squadron. Henceforth he shall be known as “Hawk.” A hawk is intelligent, has a keen awareness of what’s going on around them and is ruthless when they need to be – all qualities I’m sure you’ll agree our comrade has shown in helping us deliver 4 separate Leaderboard trophies.”

In the words of Mellophone6 himself: I was a try-hard who researched the inner-workings of the Squadron Leaderboard mechanics and stayed on Blue Squadron’s asses so that we placed where we needed to on the Leaderboards. Daddy needed his shiny holographic bobbleheads.


CMDR Nomen-Karr “Hotpoint”

One lovely spring day (in an alternate reality called IRL), CMDR Nomen-Karr was cooking food. As he was wont to do, he cut his finger. Desperately, he began searching through the cupboards and drawers of the kitchen of his ‘new, fresh’ house (that he had been living in for 9 months…) for a bandage. Much to the poor man’s surprise, one of the drawers contained a real, totally operable dishwasher that had previously gone undiscovered. Upon sharing this revelation with the rest of the Squadron, he was promptly dubbed “Hotpoint.”


Awarded for successfully completing the Drazkul Challenge despite coming under fire from an unfriendly NPC. Kept his cool all the way down, earning him a more favourable callsign in the process…

Imperial Hammer

Cmdr Scibbo earned his callsign from an in-game session where he spent a significant amount of time talking about how much he liked his “Imperial Hammer”. Our dirty minds degraded the conversation and the rest is history.


As we all know, a little while ago FDEV decided to duplicate and separate the galaxy into Live and Legacy.
This left a section of the Elite community understandably unhappy (oh we know)
After that initial shock we came to understand that the BGS would be separate too. As a group though, our focus would be on the Live version moving forward.

This left the Legacy players in limbo, with little direction.
Some of our members decided that this was an opportunity to expand The Fatherhood faction further across the galaxy with less restrictions than before.
Step forward MaxiMadmax, who took the helm and devoted their time and effort into coordinating this committed bunch to expand The Fatherhood name far and wide.

Much like the Spartans of Sparta, we stand up to the obstacles we face and fight for our preservation, led by own “Leonidas” MaxiMadmax.

Love Taps

Given for his propensity to gently nudge other CMDR’s in a wing, usually causing damage to both ships.

Favorite comment “I have a special place on my hull for everyone”


Surely a student of Cmdr “Stalker” Revyn07, Tooboomafoo fancies himself the quiet lurking type while in Discord….

…wait….is he watching me type this?…..creepy man.


Have you ever been working a Haz Res, lining up the perfect 5 km Rail Gun shot only to miss because you were hit by a wing mate’s ship as you were pulling the trigger? Have you ever been parked beside an asteroid, synthesizing ammo after blasting scores of pirates only to hear your ship telling you you’re taking damage due to being hit at high speed by another ship? Have you ever been lifting off from an outpost landing pad only to crash into the underside of another Cmdr’s ship that just happens to be “parked” directly above you? If you answered “yes” to any of the above then you must have been flying in close proximity to Cmdr Pacifik. When asked to explain the large amount of paint scraping, ship bumping, and heart wrenching activity he laughed and said “I wasn’t trying to hit anyone…I’m just magnetic I guess”. It was at that moment that the callsign sensors detected an anomaly in PS Command and another Cmdr earned his callsign. It is with great joy that on behalf of PS Command I bestow upon Cmdr Pacifik the callsign of “Magneto”. Congratulations Cmdr! Fly dangerously Cmdrs… or fly with Cmdr Pacifik; it’s the same thing!


Here’s another one that’s a departure from the norm;

Cmdr firestorm659 got his callsign by doing something GOOD!

I know, it’s hard to believe…. but after sharing over 200 million credits in completed wing missions his peers felt he should be christened “Moneybags” for this charitable endeavor.


CMDR Solyce will now and forever be known as “Morpheus” for his mastery of the Matrix and construction of our amazing website.

Previously, he was known as “Hoover”. CMDR Solyce in a T9, CMDR Azzbo27 in a Corvette, and CMDR M-O-T-O-R in an Imperial Cutter wing up for some Borann LTD grinding to make bank for their Fleet Carriers. CMDR Solyce brought a 7A, 5A, and 2× 3A Collector Limpets that effectively gave him a personal army of collector limpets that moved like a nebula. When near, they would vacuum up any amount of LTD fragments in a matter of moments, hence getting dubbed “Hoover” like the vacuums.

Mr Fantastic

Have you ever felt like no matter how far you travel, something keeps pulling you back? Have you ever had your thrusters pegged in the HazRes but just don’t seem to be getting anywhere? Have you ever fired off your fully charged rails at that unsuspecting Elite Anaconda pirate only to watch them pull a high-G reverse evasive maneuver that should have left the pilot a pile of goo against the canopy? Well you might be flying with CMDR “Mr Fantastic” cookevs45.

The first time he entered the HazRes with his fellow CMDRs, looking to kill pirates and cash in on some of that sweet bounty money, it was apparent that something was quite off — that being his internet connection. Immediately the pirates and miners and cookevs45 himself started bouncing around like they were 34th-century space shuttlejocks in a cosmic game of badminton. Despite this, and the gastrointestinal discomfort it caused in some of his wing mates, he proved to be a dedicated pirate hunter and quickly became a staple of the undisclosed location hunters. If you see cookevs45 flying through the hazres, throw him a wing invite, but remember to pack your space sickness bags and maybe take a dose of Dramamine.


CMDRs “Morpheus” Solyce and CMDR “Wiki-” M-O-T-O-R winged up with CMDR sumason. While bounty-hunting in Inti, all of a sudden they were swarmed. About half-a-dozen ships were targeting CMDR Sumason. Turns out he was unknowingly picking up illegal goods with his limpets. We told him to run, and his sloth-like (sorry, not sorry Sloth) Anaconda began to make its way out of the HazRes. CMDR “Wiki-” M-O-T-O-R and CMDR “Morpheus” Solyce worked feverishly to peel ships off of him. He escaped with 3% hull, only to get interdicted right after. Thankfully, he survived, narrowly making it to the TFCS Proxima Eterna parked nearby. Needless to say, he had his brown pants on after the encounter.

For picking up illegal goods in the HazRes, he earned the callsign “Mule”.


Aequfire, Kenzenichi, Solyce, and SojournerN7 were turning in their combined wing massacre missions. Apparently it took a little too long for some. In the midst of turning them in, a bear-like growl of snoring rumbled over the comms. The comms burst with combined laughter, but SojournerN7 found his sweet spot of comfort and kept snoring. He eventually woke up long enough to finish the mission turn in, though we’re pretty sure he stayed where he was to sleep the rest of the night.

We hope you dream of empty landing pads, CMDR “Napster” SojournerN7.


CMDR Tilling1977 has a nickname that is more of a “brand”, if you will.

Everyone is probably familiar with the fierce grudge between the two major camps of the console world: Xbox & Playstation.

Unwittingly, CMDR Tilling1977 let it slip that he was playing both sides(no pun intended) when he posted a screenshot of Subnautica that he had just bought for his Xbox One and keen eyed peers quickly took notice and branded him a traitor with “Natasha”, signifying his work as a double-agent.

Opal Snob

Having a taste for only the finer things in life, Cmdr MorrisonSTi was dubbed “Opal Snob” because he is quite picky when it comes to mining yields….. not too many other guys will turn their nose up at Low Temperature Diamonds, but he will only settle for the best!

….until the meta changes and a new “best” is crowned…..

Pally Baws

Long ago, Catchme85 offered to run a load of palladium for fellow Blue Squadron member “Scoop” EliAviAri to help complete a wing trade mission. As the most expensive raw material in the commodities market, this load of palladium was sure to attract… attention. So why wouldn’t Catchme85 haul 760 tons of the good stuff in his shieldless T9. Discord was in awe of the brass balls needed in order to pull off such a risky run. Not brass… palladium. And not balls (The Fatherhood is a family-friendly group). And thus, “Pally Baws” was bestowed upon completion of the most daring of trade runs. Congratulations Cmdr “Pally Baws” Catchme85.


Shortly after going TFH, Cmdr Lintukori made the pilgrimage to our home system and promptly proceeded to Schwann to take in the sites of his new home. Unfortunately he was unfamiliar with the strict regulations at Schwann that state you must make a request for landing in order to get permitted rights to a pad. He just barely made it out of there without getting shot up in the mailslot.

I mean Schwann is the only station in the entire game that requires this, right?

How was he supposed to know…..? It’s not like they made him ask for permission the previous 6,435 times he went to land at a port, wtf!


Kris “Pinball” Ghoststar

During a recent wing-up with “Logistics” Phantom_rw and “Hawk” Mellophone6, Kris Ghoststar showed off her excellent piloting skills, honed both in-game and in the real world. So excellent, in fact, that she continuously ricocheted off the other pilots and sped off each time before they knew what had happened. Claiming it couldn’t possibly be her since she was so far away, she was awarded with the callsign “Pinball” marking her excellent ability to bounce all over the damn place.


And the award for gross over-use of @tagging…._envelope please_

CMDR “PingingUsOff” Ezeri!

Congrats CMDR.


Noted Wing Command troublemakers “Logistics” Phantom_rw and “Love Taps” CrzyRazr saw that a new CMDR had joined Blue Squadron. The Discord name? Pixy (Chew71). Once they sounded it out, how could they not bestow “Pikachu” upon the hapless newbie? After some minor protest, the name stuck. Congratulations Cmdr “Pikachu” Pixy (Chew71).

Addendum, December 3306: With no context, CMDR “Pikachu” Pixy (Chew71) announces on Discord “I have evolved again”. When questioned about the cryptic statement, he explained that he just had surgery to fix his shoulder. Never one to let his moment pass, CMDR “Boop” HojoTheFool posited “You are now Raichu?” Yes. Yes he is. The surgeon must’ve used a Thunder Stone during the operation.

So, from now on, he will be CMDR “Raichu” Pixy (Chew71)


Not too many of our callsigns here involve more than one Cmdr directly. But this one does….

Apparently not content with his number of insurance claims garnered thus far, our very own Cmdr “Rebuy” Soantii decided to try out his new airbags by ramming into Cmdr Yseroth while he was quietly minding his own business outside Britnev Hub.

As is well known throughout the galaxy, Britnev’s air control has a taste for the Lavian Brandy, and must’ve been seeing double because they smacked YSEROTH with the “Reckless Flying” fine instead of the real perpetrator of this heinous crime!

Of course, Cmdr Soantii took great pleasure in this, and constantly reminds Y-man of the incident with a chuckle….


CMDR “Rocky” ClutchNixon used to be known as CMDR HighTides. He got the callsign because one night he was slightly inebriated and when he gets that way he sounds like Stallone in “Rocky”.

“Doc, ClutchNixon and I doing a wing mission that night…he was really into the sauce and he had the last of the cargo to complete the delivery mission…he may or may not have passed out for a few minutes before he finally delivered the cargo” – CMDR “Logistics” Phantom_rw


Nothing I add could make this one any better, so take it away CMDR “Scoop” EliAviAri:

Sure, at the time I was one of the two mining experts, pre Q4.

I was mining for some reason or other and came upon a high resource painite rock, which as you know at the time was jackpot.

So I blasted it with everything I had so lots of chunks flying around, lots of collectors flying around and me heading over to discord to brag.

Unfortunately, it turned out I didn’t open my cargo scoop. Result, by the time I checked back, all collectors gone, all painite chunks, gone… Several million worth.

These days that’s peanuts, at the time, not so much. 😅

This one gets my vote for personal favorite, probably because it totally sounds like something I’d do.


CMDR “Wiki-” M-O-T-O-R and CMDR “Morpheus” Solyce were “winged” with CMDR ToPunishnSlv doing massacre missions. After loading up with massacre missions, he headed to the HazRes to join M-O-T-O-R and Solyce. He was targeted the moment he dropped into the system and interdicted back-to-back-to-back about 9 times. “Sharkbait” never made it to the HazRes that night. There are rumors he’s still being interdicted today.


Elite Combat rank. For many it is considered the holy grail of all Elite Dangerous ranks. For all of us, it is certainly one of, if not the most difficult to attain. Pilots have spent many hours fighting through pirates, CZs and Thargoids to achieve this accolade. For a pilot to reach combat Elite only deserves proper recognition.

When it was noticed that our own CMDR RadioAncient, veteran of the (system redacted) pirate hunters and a battle hardened Thargoid hunter had made his combat Elite, an idea popped into the head of CMDR kenzenichi. Let’s do a grading. A grading is a martial arts ritual that pits a newly minted black belt against their school to demonstrate their skill and their humility. CMDR Aequfire, CMDR Kenzenichi, CMDR PhoenixDream, and CMDR Tcanani all formed a wing and set themselves to test the mettle of Blue Squadron’s newest Combat Elite pilot. His FDL ready, he stared down his opponents undaunted, ready for their first move. One by one, each CMDR took their turn trying to out fly him but in the end, he left CMDR Aequfire and CMDR Kenzenichi’s Vultures scarred with blown out canopies, CMDR Tcanani’s FDL retreating with no shields and even CMDR PhoenixDreams Corvette shieldless and taking hull damage. When all was said and done, CMDR RadioAncients FDL was at 17% hull but floated above the field of battle triumphant, his opponents battered. A new tradition was born and any Fatherhood pilot that made Combat Elite could face the grading if they chose to.

When one achieves the rank of 1st degree black belt, they are considered a ‘Shodan’ or someone who has reached the ‘First Step’ so this seemed an appropriate callsign for one first taking part in this new tradition. CMDR RadioAncient proved himself on the battlefield and had shown great character by agreeing to be the first to take part in the grading and so therefore, please join us in congratulating Cmdr “Shodan” RadioAncient. It is truly deserved.


One fateful night when winging up with Captain “Stalker” Revyn_Hunter for the usual Blue shenanigans, DokNemo fell asleep on voice comms… and proceeded to snore. LOUDLY. Not one to miss an opportunity, Revyn_Hunter recorded the joyous noise and uploaded it to Discord. Thus, CMDR “Snorlax” DokNemo was born. Some say the recording is still floating around, somewhere in PS4 chat of our Discord…

Snuggle Muffin

WyngateBFB was bestowed the callsign “Snuggle Muffin” for an unfortunate typo when relaying his adventures “snuggling slaves and weapons in the name of democracy for The Fatherhood.” What a patriot.

Previously known as “Splat”. “Let’s see… Wyngate got his C/S the first time he flew with me… he was in a Chieftain showing off his green engine effects, tried to do a corkscrew manoeuvre into Schwann Port and slammed full speed into the side of the station… hence the C/S “Splat”… like a bug on the windshield.”

– CMDR “Logistics” Phantom_rw


Some people strive for perfection, some for acceptance, and some looking for fame and fortune…

Then you’ve got Cmdr Revyn07; He strives to be that disgustingly creepy guy in your neighborhood with his camera, peering through your windows while you dress… In his words:

Oh boy.

Ok, so not long after I got back to the bubble my first foray to the core, in my shiny new Krait mk2, I decided to see who was on. I noticed phantom and hightide flying back and forth between a few systems. I sent a wing invite and didn’t receive a response. So I decided to fly out there. I found them, and kept buzzing their cockpits in the Krait. System to system I kept jumping and following them. At one point, in a station, I used the old camera bug to see Phantom’s T10 inside the hanger after he descended into it. I took a picture and shared it with them.

Hence… “Stalker”

I feel dirty now…

sugar daddy

PS4 CMDR markyp4334 was filling in his tax returns one evening and noticed a small oversight: He’d forgotten to terminate the contracts of several unproductive SLF pilots, handing over 400 million credits in return for them sitting in dock all day. From then on known as “Sugar Daddy” for being so unintentionally generous.

Thunderseal Rebuy

CMDR “Thunderseal Rebuy” Soantii. “Rebuy” was awarded for the many comical ways in which he has destroyed his ship. Total insurance payouts exceed 200m, and Soantii also has a healthy dislike of dwarfs.

Also shared by this legend of “accidental” occurrences is the story of his very first glimpse of his future moniker:

“Earned my callsign when I lost my Imperial Cutter and full set of cargo with a 35 million rebuy by accidentally boosting inside a station trying to dock. Twice. In the space of ten minutes.

And now I’ve got to do a loop of shame back to this waterworld.. :grimacing:“

I hate to be a dink but, two words Cmdr Soantii: Rebind. Buttonmappings.

Addendum: “The most recent misadventure adds the “Thunderseal” prefix to the well-established “rebuy” callsign. After stranding his Imperial Eagle in the outer rim of the galaxy, the Hull Seals deemed it essential to send not one, not two, but THREE fleet carriers to rescue the intrepid explorer. “Operation Thunderseal” was the name given by the Hull Seals to this crazy, excessive endeavor.”


Cmdr “Ticket” Arank-o-Star earned his callsign from submitting a ticket to Frontier Help about being unable to land. Then he realized that he had turned off his sensors.


During the very early days of The Fatherhood’s BGS work, even before our faction had been inserted into the game, CMDR PixelOperative (then xRavenCrossx) enjoyed combat. His bloodthirsty habits became well-known amongst our BGS Brass, and his name was whispered in hushed tones around the bars of Britnev Hub in Kolaga. For services rendered to The Fatherhood above and beyond the call of duty that continue to this very day, CMDR PixelOperative will now and forever be known as “Warlord.”


After the question was posed as to why blackholes weren’t more interesting in-game, Cmdr M-O-T-O-R went into a rather lengthy, very detailed explanation of the event horizon and how it is the perceived black hole, etc. etc. One of his peers quickly dubbed thee “Wiki-“, and it just kinda stuck.

Since then it has been noted that he does have a penchant for rather detailed lengthy explanations for things that some perceive as “too much random useless info” (his words, not ours)

Red Squadron


At number three in the squad and #67 in overall Inara standings, CMDR WALL-EEH is one of our more prolific players. And as it turns out, one of our more philanthropic players as well. Not too long ago, Wall-eeh gave away a ton of Ody mats…and after demand outstripped supply, went ahead and collected more to distribute Robin Hood style.

For those of you unfamiliar with Odyssey materials, Settlement Defense Plans are a rarer material that are not exactly plentiful. So Wall-eeh’s offer to give away 48 of them was met with surprise. Going out and collecting a further 104 could be considered excessive.

In the 22nd century on Earth a compactor robot on Earth worked tireless to salvage and collect useful materials. He had a generous and kind nature. His name was Wall-E.

In recognition of CMDR Wall-eeh’s contribution and efforts to assist their fellow squad members, we award them with their namesake Wall-E’s unit number as a call sign: “62675”

99 Problems

After a hilarious tale involving a guardian beacon and the string of epic fails that continued afterwards, CMDR iplayagame very much earned his callsign of “99 Problems”.

As the tale was epic, it deserves to be recorded for eternity, thusly:

  • does not get a guardian key to drop… because scanning from a fighter does not work. “i had to go back to the mothership, i believe”
  • once that is resolved… “got it. oops. no collector limpets”
  • well, manual scooping? … “my beluga’s too fat”
  • finally managed… “tapped it out of the little hole with my fighter”
  • lands fighter by crashing it into the beluga. “i mean it’s how i always get back to my ship”
  • game fatally crashes
  • but starts okay again. now just needs to get back without dying…


Sopues “Albuquerque” was on an exploration trip…but lost his way to Sag A, taking sharp turns around the Centre of the Galaxy. He says it was due to an error in rotating the map…

He eventually made it!


David Arnold’s callsign has two origins. First, he is recognised numerous times in the Hall of Fame, some good and some bad! Secondly, and more relevantly, he is an outstanding contributor to The Fatherhood’s faction simulation activities.


Recognizing CMDR XpressionN’s distinct first place in the overall Inara squadron rankings, in early 3308, Wing Command decided to grant him the honorable callsign of “Amateur”.

To explain the rationale for the callsign choice, have a look at the Inara Ranks:


Due to numerous attempts at posting pictures with the .bmp file format to Discord…and then responding to outreaches of assistance by posting more .bmp pictures, Visious–1 will now be known as “Bitmap”.

Black Friday

Our dear CMDR Pops Ravendish shared with us, a story of a little mishap he had recently in the game, and as a result, we pondered and mused and came up with the callsign of “Black Friday” for him. So much he liked it, he even got FDEV to change his in-game name to that!

Regards the story, here it is in his own words:

So I was parked in the middle of nowhere. When I logged on I noticed there was another FC parked nearby. I didn’t think anything about it and jumped away, headed for Colonia, about 4 jumps. I got to the next system and checked my Tritium reserves…. and nothing!I had left the Market open to sell Tritium, and open the ship for all. and the guy helped himself to ALL my tritium!.

MY BAD. So my plans have changed I’m headed here instead to spend some time mining for tritium. Sheese!

Black Out

Cmdr Necra Requiem drunk-purchased a Vulture and flew it without rebuy. The next day, he discovered it was missing, presumed destroyed, but has no recollection of what happened.
Following a vote, he is now known as Necra “Black Out” Requiem.

Bob Ross

Cmdr “Bob Ross” Idirian fancied a shiny new paint job for his Cutter. So he bought one. Except he didn’t, he mistakenly bought a Clipper paint job instead. Two paint jobs later, some claim it was a mistake, others claim it was due to his love of all things painting. Thus “Bob Ross” was the suggested and accepted callsign.


Cmdr TacMedic1112 had just purchased a shiny new shield generator, but vented that his shields still remained red on his HUD. After some back-and-forth consultation with CMDR Brian “UI” o’Fish, the issue was identified.

From Cmdr Brian “UI” o’Fish’s analysis:

Having reviewed the situation, my diagnosis is that the shop which sold you that shield generator, has defrauded you. You actually do not have one fitted, only boosters.

To which Cmdr TacMedic1112 replied:


Clearly Cmdr “Booster” TacMedic1112 wasn’t born yesterday. Well, not anymore at least.


Cmdr Sloth “Bot” Peralta kept getting interrupted by Dad Bot turning his words into the most classic of dad-puns, “Hi _____, I’m Dad.” All of this after a conversation about him needing a bot to post his sloth memes. Getting the “Bot” callsign was simply inevitable.


On an exploration journey, Boostrapped stopped to make some AFMU repairs to his modules…including his life support system. After repairs had concluded, he forgot to reactivate his life support system, leading to a very slow death…


CMDR cameld00d was playing around in an SRV when suddenly, a geyser shot him into the air. Being a low gravity planet, the distance was great enough to auto-dismiss his ship. Upon landing, he damaged his hull and the SRV was still drivable….except, he landed on a second geyser which shot him into space and caused him to explode on the surface. Thus the Fatherhood Veterans decided to dub him “Byeee” cameld00d.


Gather around fellow CMDRS, for I have a story to tell.
Once upno a time CMDRs Legion and Lornaki got themselves a bugged combat zone.
The usual kind, where friendlies do not spawn right away, but arrive in a minute or so.
Only this time they didnt and our brave pilots were stuck in a Combat Zone full of hostile ships led by a captain.
They killed captain, then killed the correspondents that arrived to film their imminent demise and were both down to 30-40% hull without any shield, facing around 15 hostile ships and halfway finished fight.
They were ready to fight to the end and rebuy, when suddenly green signatures appeared on the radar.
Lots of green ships with cmdr Abugh leading them.
So, for his timely arrival and resque of his fellow comrades, veterans granted Abugh callsign “Cavalry”.
“Gentlemen, the Cavalry has arrived!”


During one of SRV Mountain Climbing event on Pomeche 3 C, after 3+ hours of climbing and driving, when our group was 200 m from summit an… accident had occurred. CMDR Kik Ravendish decided to celebrate out arrival to the peak by some jumping in his SRV and flew a few dozens meters up. As it happened, just in that same moment CMDR Chris Xander was doing a flyby above us and Kik’s SRV got clipped, smashing to smithereens midair.

Thus, CMDR Kik Ravendish is now known as “Clipped”

(and Chris Xamder is “Clipper”)


During one of SRV Mountain Climbing event on Pomeche 3 C, after 3+ hours of climbing and driving, when our group was 200 m from summit an… accident had occurred. CMDR Chris Xander, after losing his last SRV to a crevice, was following us at low altitude in his Imperial Clipper. When we were at our last meters before reachin the peak, he decided to give us a congratulatory flyby. As it happened, just in that same moment CMDR Kik Ravendish decided to celebrate our arrival by some jumping in his SRV and flew a few dozens meters up, which resulted in him being clippered by Chris and absolutely smashed to smithereens midair.

Thus, CMDR Chris Xander is now known as “Clipper”

(and Kik Ravendish is “Clipped”)


It was the Aftermath War. 16 billion humans were displaced or murdered by the Thargoid invaders.

Steven Schliemann sought to help, hearing the plight of so many souls lost. Wounded needed aid, refugees caught without much needed supplies. He loaded his carrier with fruit, veggies, fish, and other supplies and sent out on a quest to keep everyone fed. As demand shifted, Steven found himself with 6,000 metric tons of fish. After a couple months, Steven still had 4,000 tons he couldn’t dispose of; Asking at times, “Got fish missions?” in an attempt to dispose of his spoiled goods. The pungent smell of his carrier a common complaint amongst his staff and visitors.

Even today, he still may have fish in stock. Who could have guessed that people fleeing war didn’t want a fish?

He made them an offer, and they refused. And for such, he shall be known as Codfather.


Gareth Sheildstryke went out exploring with a 25ly ship, got bored after thousands of jumps and felt the call of the bubble again. He decided to remote jump his FC to meet him and cut down a few thousand LYs off the return trek.

Trouble is, he forgot he had no extra trit in the hold and ran his tank empty with the remote jumping. Now he’s stuck in the middle of no where, with no way of getting trit other than mining it. Except he doesn’t have a mining laser. No matter, a FC is selling mining lasers 600ly away. Despite knowing squad members would have no problem sending out out a FC full of trit to solve his problem, he makes the trek to grab the mining lasers, and goes about learning how to mine trit on his own.

Due to his commitment to overcoming adversity while being stranded in the black, we have decided to award him the CS of “Crusoe”.


Cmdr pin72 “Denied” had an expensive day that day. Instead of exploring he decided to camp in the bubble until Odyssey was released. While out working on his combat rating, he picked up a 50m odd credit mission to fight a bunch of pirates and a few mission on the side.

Well, he got all 50+ pirates, but still needed to collect his mission rewards. En route, he dropped into a planetary base and in about 30 seconds his ‘vette is destroyed, and he’s rebuying at a detention center.

What’s a poor CMDR to do but try again? Before he even managed to get to ask for landing clearance, he’s back at the detention center. Even after visiting an interstellar factor to clear his name, he found nothing — no bounty.

One more try at the planetary base and… dead again. Finally looking at the base in Inara he discovers the base is managed by the pirates he’d been hunting and he was no longer welcome at their base! 90m credits in rebuy down the drain. So much for that 50m credit haul.


Gizoux is always around on Discord but issues with his internet connection have caused problems instancing with others for years. He also spends a lot of time behind the scenes on Inara, working with applicants to get their t’s crossed and i’s dotted. Always helping but always in the background. From now on he shall be known as “Dialup”


Taneth was out exploring the far edge of the galaxy when a lonely and adventurous WileEJeff decided he wanted to hangout, take a few selfies, and have a few laughs. 43,000 arduous light year later WileEJeff found himself out in Aquila’s Halo, with Taneth, joking about how long the DoorDash order took. Taneth felt that WileEJeff deserved a callsign for going the extra mile 43,000 light years just to have a good time. And we agreed.


Cmdr “Eclipse” M Clanger produced a stunning set of images when he captured a double-eclipse from his SRV.


Once upon a time CMDR Rectorek was hunting hunting pirates with a wing of squadmates in hazres.
You know, the usual.
At some point both of his wingmates had to leave to restock ammo. While they were away, they noticed that Rec’s shields and hull are rapidly dropping. To their voiced concerns Rec answered “I’m ok.”
Less than a minute after he got destroyed.
After copious amounts of laughing, the Veterans decided to bestow CMDR Rectorek with a callsign “Fleshwound”.


CMDR Bennerz (AKA CMDR Ben) blew up a Beluga while failing passenger missions in LP 417. He claims he didn’t realize how fragile they were and asked for some advice on how to bring the hull down in a more controlled manner.

The ever helpful CMDR “Jailbird” Jack_Harper offered this choice advice:

“Attention passengers, we will now be grinding against the station communications array. Please sit in a calm, orderly fashion as we listen to the lovely sounds of metal on metal.”

Unfortunately, to avoid blowing up, just take it slow.

CMDR Ben replied:

It was my first time… the excitement got to me. I couldn’t contain myself or take it slow… and then… Pop! All over and done with in a nanosecond.

Congratulations CMDR Ben “Grinder”


There are many knowledgeable people in this squad. No matter what your question – be it ship crafting, game mechanics or just how to do “x”…someone always has your back. Thank goodness too, given that the learning curve in Elite Dangerous is not only steep but seemingly never ending.

But one man stands out in this sea of helpful CMDRs. No matter what the question, Madproforg knows the answer. His seemingly tireless campaign to educate us on every single detail this game has to offer is as astounding as it is commendable. His advice is always accurate, succinct and spans all aspects of the game.

It should therefore come as no surprise that he will henceforth be known as simply “Guru”.

Han Slowlo

CMDR Pandrea Xeres was discussing an Anaconda exploration build, during which it was was suggested he purchase from Jameson Memorial for easy outfitting. “What do you mean you’re not yet Elite despite having nearly 1,700 hours game time.”


CMDR Zhen Wu is minding his own business on a whipping 790-ton cargo run to Cubeo for… I don’t know why. Except when he gets there, he can’t sell any hardpoints cause he keeps getting a mass error. So he removes cargo, he removes more cargo, he keeps removing cargo… until he realized that when throwing his ship together, he blindly ended up engineering a Grade 5 class- E Thruster. Now, who do we know has done a similar thing before…

Addendum: Turns out the ship he was using was a stock Type-9… so it wasn’t just his thrusters that were E-Rated…

Addendum 2: He G5’d most of his stock, E-Rated Type 9


From Lost Souls 2 Expedition, CMDR Reinhardt became the de-facto ringleader for PC Squadron when it came to coordinating mass jumps to the next waypoint, and did a fantastic job. Arranging mass jumps over VC was like herding cats, and was dubbed “Herder” for the remainder of the expedition. It stuck and became official. This is also probably the most accurate description of “organizing” those bloody mass jumps.


While exploring CMDR Senglr stranded himself in a system where the closest system is at 94 ly, he only had mats for an FSD injection of 87 ly. So, he was super cruising to that system to get to 87 ly.

While super cruising he checked the Fuel Rats website to calculate fuel consumption to lower the distance but found out that he would not make it. So he contacted them for an FC to pick him up a few hours later in order to move him closer to another FC.

The Veterans have deliberated and hence CMDR Senglr shall be known as CMDR “HitchHiker” Senglr


Cmdr Andy “Hornet” Graham’s callsign, HORNET: He Only Really Needs Everybody’s Timezone


CMDR “Jailbird” Jack_Harper.

For failure to figure out the Interstellar Factors and finding himself repeatedly in the detention ship, he has been bestowed the callsign “Jailbird”.

“So, I think that the Interstellar Factors didn’t work for me. It’s just that I can’t remember when or where my bounties came from and if I went to a IF or not.

The other day I was at an IF but in a different ship.

And here I was going system to system paying bounties directly thinking I had a bug. Been to so many detention facilities in the past two days.”


Cmdr Toxophilite “Jones” was awarded his callsign in honor of discovery of some new Guardian ruins. His callsign is a nod to “Dr. Jones” of Indiana Jones fame.


As we all know, a little while ago FDEV decided to duplicate and separate the galaxy into Live and Legacy.
This left a section of the Elite community understandably unhappy (oh we know)
After that initial shock we came to understand that the BGS would be separate too. As a group though, our focus would be on the Live version moving forward.

This left the Legacy players in limbo, with little direction.
Some of our members decided that this was an opportunity to expand The Fatherhood faction further across the galaxy with less restrictions than before.
Step forward MaxiMadmax, who took the helm and devoted their time and effort into coordinating this committed bunch to expand The Fatherhood name far and wide.

Much like the Spartans of Sparta, we stand up to the obstacles we face and fight for our preservation, led by own “Leonidas” MaxiMadmax.

Limp Bzkit

One day a short and tragic story appeared in #thargoid-channel:

“So having scraped some parts from the Challenger, I took the DBS out for a wing session with Legion_r917th “Stierlitz”, Marina97 “Meltdown” and XpressioN tonight.

– One basilisk down with 100% hull remaining (thanks Legion)
– Next Basilisk spammed invisible shutdown fields but still scraped through.

Legion had to leave us and that’s when things turned sour.

Third Basilisk, I took a couple of volleys head on, which put me in a delicate position, around 20% hull remaining. Decided to keep on soldiering through. Managed to get in and destroy a heart but left with 7% hull.

Luckily, our wing packed limpets. While avoiding the swarm and unnaturally fast Thargoid, just about got close enough for a limpet but also in range of the Basilisk.

What I didn’t realise was Xpression had double crossed us and sided with the Thargoids – he put enough force into his limpet to take me down for good.

I had a sombre moment reading the white text on a black background.

‘Ship Destroyed’.”

After lengthy discussion and a vote, Veterans decided that CMDR MorallyGrayArea shall be known as “Limp Bzkit”.


CMDR Murvkins was awarded the callsign Loadmaster in recognition of his devotion to the repair of Cartwright Terminal, demonstrated by flying 2 Type-9’s.

Low Res

Cmdr Gerbreal was awarded this callsign when he finally realised he’d been accidentally playing Elite at LOW RESOLUTION graphics settings since day 1, only to realise their error with the release of Odyssey!

Major Tom

On 20th January, 2021, CMDR DsTrbD NrD was playing around with CMDRs Gareth Shieldstryke and I am Bob Dobbs in system Flyiedgiae QN-T D3-17 planet AB1 whilst on one of the many Colonia Cruise pitstops. DsTrbd decided he wanted to have some fun with launching his SRV into space, much to the crazed looks of everyone around him. The CMDR decided to jump onto his ship, and then promptly dismiss it, causing him to launch high up into the sky… except the CMDR didn’t account for gravity and ended up continously floating upwards. After about 6-odd hours, his buddies decided to ride with it and occasionally “nudged” him higher into the stratosphere, ultimately ending up at a whopping 2.75ls off the surface of the planet, all the while popping on his favourite David Bowie CD and singing along to “Space Oddity” as the whole scenario played out. Thus, with suggestion from several CMDRs, he was bestowed the honorable callsign of “Major Tom”.


Cmdr Drazkul happened to mention he was food phobic while walking round Manchester. When asked what he did eat, he replied chips and chicken nuggets, hence the “Mc” in front of his name.


Once upon a time cmdr Linsan decided to seek volunteers for BGS priority mission in #pc-wing-requests channel by copying said mission to the channel.
Not only that, but he also copied global BGS ping, which is included in such missions, resulting in him pinging whole BGS crew, including managers and rangers.
And so, by veterans vote, cmdr Linsan now known as Megaphone.


Once upon a time I was hunting thargoid interceptors in a wing of 3 our other cmdrs: cmdr XpressioN , cmdr Linsan and, the reason you’re reading this, cmdr Marina97.

When we were bringing down yet another Basilisk, cmdr Marina97 engaged silent running to gain some heat and burn off caustic damage. It’s a viable and popular tactic for such situations… except when you forget to turn it off and continue fighting interceptor.

Marina went up to 2200% heat by the time the Basilisk was dead and she noticed that something’s amiss.

And so, from that moment cmdr Marina97 is known as “Meltdown”

– cmdr Legion_r917th of The Fatherhood


Cmdr “Meticulous” Uhler Soft has this incurable itch to scan every single body in every system that he visits…including those that are over 300kls away from system arrival. He has traveled over 130kly and visited over 3,100 systems, each and every one fully mapped…


“We’re all in voice comms for the Skardee Mountain Expedition and a certain CMDR ObjectofEnmity developed a fun – read annoying – habit of causing ruckus everywhere he goes. From bumping into people, to flying over hills and landing on people, to “accidentally” shooting people, to just being an absolute disaster. It was so bad that we likened it to the destructive force of a wrecking ball, and, due to his history with Blue Squadron and their musically inclined callsigns, dubbed him “Miley” as he did, infact, multiple times, come in like a Wrecking Ball.”

– An excerpt from [REDACTED] personal log dated 01/12/3306

Mr. Magoo

CMDR Ed Lave, frustrated at not being able to deploy his Detailed Surface Scanner, moved closer to the planet.

“Too far for DSS deployment.” He moved closer still. “Too far for DSS deployment.”

“Oh this ******* game is ******* ******* ****!” were the words registered to the flight recorder.

It was subsequently ascertained that Ed “Mr. Magoo” had targeted a different planet.


Did you hear the one about the guy who went all the way out to Hutton Orbital and returned without a mug? Well, doomeddonut has….on 3 separate occasions. To his defense, the first time he visited he had no idea there even was a mug in the gift store. Some time later, a little embarrassed and determined to add this little ceramic momento to his trophy shelf, he made the long trip back out there in his brand new T7….you know, the T7 that requires a LARGE landing pad to dock….needless to say, no mug on that day either. Two strikes down for our intrepid explorer when a mistake at the Mission Board in Hajangai sends him to Hutton on a cargo run loaded with lots of beer, and very little sleep….after arriving in a drunken stupor, happy to get off-loaded and zip back to Schwann as quick as possible for some much needed shuteye, he enters witchspace for a 3rd time without filling that space on the shelf….

“Fourth time’s a charm though”


At a Lost Souls Expediton 2 weekly waypoint, CMDR DruidicFireball found himself alone. He checked his position at geological site 5. He was at geo 5. Nonplussed, he contacted his fellow CMDRs. He asserted he was at geo 5 on the correct planet. In this assertion he was correct, it was ascertained that he was, indeed, at geo 5 on the correct planet at the correct time on the correct date.

The waypoint was bio 5, on the other side of the planet.

Not So Private

Once upon a time, CMDR Tannock was enraged after being ganked in our PG. Sounds unbelievable, right? After a thorough investigation by the powers that be it turns out this is completely and utterly FALSE!

He had accidentally logged into Open!

From that time on, he’s been our CMDR “Not So Private” Tannock.


Gather round all as we tell the tale of CMDR Hunter_TTC.

While delivering wine to Rackhams, Hunter’s space greed got the better of him and forced him to trade shield-less. Well we all know that space greed hype that makes you feel invincible. So invincible, that you might try to boost between the supports to shave off a few seconds. And that’s just what Hunter did…… except….. he hit the support at full speed and bounced off into a dead spin with his hull at 0%. But for some reason, his hull maintained integrity with a hope and a prayer. Rackhams praised the tonnage delivered suprised that there was “Not a Scratch” on any of the wine.

Henceforth CMDR Hunter_TTC has been known by the call sign, NotAScratch.


Jebediah invented the “one true salute” to piss off TK. It worked then, and still works today. o5

Patient Zero

Once upon a time, our beloved game launched with lot of press on a new distribution channel, the Epic Game Store, and even was given away for free, so a lot of new members arrived, and their application process of course was disturbed by the inevitable bugs that are always present around stuff launching anew…

And so it happened that our CMDR Danieltails was the first one to come in on this new venue, and verily, he showed a huge amount of patience with the process, endured numerous trials and tribulations, subsisting for a while on peach juice alone…. i.e. he was a real Patient Zero with enthusiasm.


Here’s another one straight from the horse’s mouth:

“My moment of glory : was at an engineer’s station getting my exploraconda ready for Lost Souls. As I was leaving the lighting was perfect for a great photo opp. Went into external camera mode and started looking for the perfect angle / shot …. then noticed the station started firing on someone and wondered what the poor cmdr had done …then quickly realized it was firing at me ( I forgot to clear the pad ), exited camera mode and tried to boost away but too late.. rebuy ! The worse thing is, I never got the pic … I also missed the opportunity of getting a pic of my ship blowing up.”


On the Lost in Space expedition, CMDRs Sheehy and Tichro successfully managed to put Tichro’s SRV into geosynchronous orbit while Gaulkahn and Disco Whitefang were observing. We decided to attempt to redirect the SRV back toward the moon from which it launched from to see if he could land it (or to be there to name the crater after him). At about 25km above the surface, Sheehy had to leave Gaulkahn and Disco Whitefang unattended, and shortly thereafter, Gaulkahn experienced some… technical difficulties… His DBX accelerated out of control and clipped Tichro, sending him spinning back into the void. After about 30 minutes of trying to “catch” and rescue him, we all decided it was time to write it off, at which point, Gaulkahn and Disco Whitefang took turns attempting to ram him at high speeds and eventually blew the SRV up. In honor of this adventure, the Veterans have decided that from now on, CMDR Tichro will be known as “Piñata”


While out mining, Scrubbs couldn’t understand why his ship was overheating, ever after he deployed heatsinks. After sharing this problem with his fellow wing mates, it was quickly pointed out that he had zero pips assigned to “weapons”…

In his defense, he wanted it mentioned that he was quite sedated on painkillers at the time…


Casbalti is a technology genius, and has no problems whatsover in getting voice packs and other useful plugins working with his E:D setup. None whatsoever.


“Right. Now pay attention 007. First, your new car. BMW Agile 54 with gears. All points radar. Self destruct system. And, naturally, all the usual refinements. Now, this I’m particularly proud of – behind the headlights, stinger missiles!”


As part of [REDACTED], Spidey002 went on a one-man murder spree, taking down a commendable number of enemies of The Fatherhood with selfless regard for his own notoriety and reputation.


CMDR John Harmon, so called forth “Reboot” for his dedication of starting it all over again. Upon the release of odyssey, and instead of stretching his legs, he so chose a whole brand new pair, wiped his save and started once again.

Roid Rage

CMDR Phantom240 traveled around 200Ly to a relatively good mining spot. Before departure, they spent over 100 million credits outfitting their ship to the nines to go mining. However, upon arrival, they learned that instead of Mining Lasers….they had equipped Pulse Lasers requiring them to trek back to the nearest station with mining outfitting. For any miner, this would be just as, if not more, infuriating as forgetting your limpets. Thus the @Veterans have decided to give CMDR Phantom240 the Call Sign “Roid Rage”.

Self SRVed

Hey folks I’ve got a live one for you, well a dead one anyway! While tinkering and pseudo science down in bug country, Gaulkhan and IronSatellite were out at a thargoid surface site cooking up green relics in the thargoid ez bake oven and trying to science up some other recipes. They dropped relics, orbs, caskets, even some occupied escape pods. It gets hot in there. IronSatellite started overheating, modules shutting down. spinning out of control every time the thargoid ez bake machine hiccuped. IronSatellite’s srv started spinning 360 like a top and he decided to disembark to stop the top. In that moment he found the rebuy screen, killed by his own SRV.


Our very own Corporate Liaison CMDR. It was once believed that Corporate Liaisons “couldn’t be call-signed” by The Fatherhood. Wing Command/Council has decided to put that rumor to rest.

Henceforth, ÇMDR B0B shall be known as “Sideshow”. May this endearing reminder better boost your sales with The Lakon Marketing Division, Keelback Office


He complained about it taking too long for everyone to get to Colonia. He was told to wait because the group was headed out to Colonia for the Community Goal, but he went ahead and suicided back to the bubble anyways, thinking he would at least get the Alcor Community Goal done and catch a ride with one of us back to Colonia. Except we left already.

Despite a crazy work schedule though, he pulled off a return on the neutron highway (his first neutron jumps ever) and even managed to get enough loads delivered in Colonia to get into the 75% before hitting the hay. Completing both Community Goals would have been a cakewalk for him if he would have followed advice, but he still managed to do it. Even it if was the absolute hardest way possible. And because of that “My way” attitude and the fact that he…”Did It My Way”, the @Veterans have bestowed the Call Sign “Sinatra” to CMDR Billhelm_IV.


It is always with the greatest respect that we grant a callsign, and this occasion is no different.
The following story was shared by a vitness, CMDR Jarasis Par:

“We were sitting in comms, Gnome had gone for a #2, he was gone for not 15 seconds and his ship had blown up next to the carrier he was docking at. We started laughing our butts off and we pulled out our screen recorders, waiting for Gnome to return. He got back with an absolutely priceless reaction and we all, after a few minutes of straight screaming in laughter, decided the callsign should be SkuttleButt, refering to how he came running back out of the bathroom, god bless that moment!”

Veterans concurred event to be worthy and name suitable.

So CMDR “Skuttlebutt” Suicidal Gnme earned his new callsign: “Skuttlebutt”


From the Cambridge Dictionary:
Snitch (noun):
– someone who secretly tells someone in authority that someone else has done something bad, often in order to cause trouble.

And that also pretty much sums up CMDR Bonquiquis intentions when he secretly brought it to the attention of Wing Command (WC) that CMDR Dave Burn and CMDR Gizoux deserved to have call signs pinned to their names.


Cmdr Kenaz made an impact on our Community Goals efforts with an impressive array of stats and graphs charting the progression of the Css that would put a business news channel to shame. In honor of this, he was awarded a callsign and is now known as Cmdr Kenaz “Stats”.


He’s an odd one, that Legion_r917th. One minute he’s organizing SRV Mountaineering Events, the next he’s disappearing due to some… [REDACTED] stuff for [REDACTED]. It’s like he’s a ghost… or James Bond or something, I don’t know. I actually caught up with him once and asked him about it, but all he replied to me was: “Странное свойство моей физиономии: всем кажется, что меня только что где—то видели (My physiognomy has a strange quality: everyone thinks that they’ve just seen me somewhere.) And then he vanished.

What a strange CMDR…“Stierlitz”


still alive

Pretty straightforward here: After a long absence, some started to wonder if HoPpo was still alive due to his stretch of inactivity. Their fears were calmed when he made his triumphant return to the “hood”, as he puts it.


CMDR Jarasis Par rushed to the aid of his comrades who had poked a bear with their SRVs (NPC Type-10 parked on the surface). Trouble was they were on a planet that was basically in the photosphere of a G-class star, and cooked his ship making his approach. He managed to save the SRVs, land for the usual shenanigans, and make it to a starport for repairs.
By the Veteran’s vote, Jarasis Par is now known as “Sunburn”.

The Jackal

Cmdr Sugnit went above and beyond to pursue our machinations in LHS 28. He carved a vast swatch through the forces of LHS 28 Commodities leaving only wreckage and sublimating corpses. He earned an impressive bounty tally that may have totaled over a hundred million credits. For his efforts he was bestowed “The Jackal” callsign.

This Is Fine

CMDR I Am Bob Dobbs was getting ready for a Colonia cruise by getting in good with the engineers. He heard an engineer needed sensor fragments and set out to collect them from a Thargoid site. Filling up his ship with about twenty-five sensors, he started heading back to his carrier. While flying back, his ship starts disintegrating at an alarming rate. The canopy busted open and he barely landed in time with no HUD.

After jumping his carrier to the engineer’s system, he flew over to their base from the host star. His ship began falling apart again–an even closer call than last time. Once again, he barely docked with no canopy, no HUD, and less than 30 seconds of life support left.

Going to turn in the sensors, he discovered he was short by four sensors, and he’d been gathering Thargoid sensors the whole time. He took off from the engineers, dumping all the Thargoid sensors buy one above the pad. Of course, that earned him a littering fine.

He started the return trip to the Thargoid site in his DBX, leaving his carrier behind. On the way, he got hyperdicted by three Thargoids, his first encounter ever. They shut him down, scanned him, and left for better things. Eventually he got his sensor fragments and got serviced by the engineer.

To this day, he’s kept one of the Thargoid sensors on his carrier as a reminder of the whole crazy affair.

Top Gun

A transferable, honorific, callsign awarded to the champion of The Fatherhood’s PVP tournament.

Currently held by CMDR djBeef.


Cmdr huckleberry69 “Tripped” was awarded his callsign when he learned the value of module power management. On a quest to engineer his Federal Gunship for combat zones, he was hopping around all of the engineer sites. In the process, he was interdicted by a pirate. His ship, nearly finished engineering, gave him the confidence to teach the fella a lesson. He submits to the interdiction, spins around to scan the ship and deploy hard points when his ship grinds to a halt. His shields drop and life support kicks in. Turns out, he didn’t move the non-essential modules to a different power priority.

Luckily the pirate lost interest and jumped away, leaving Cmdr huckleberry to sort his ship out.


Cmdr “Turtle” Archley’s story is so good, we decided to let him tell it himself:

My call sign? Everybody asks about my call sign. The story is a bit embarrassing, to be honest. It all started, when I was exploring some Guardian ruins. Synuefe region, I think. So there I was, exploring the ruins, when my scanner picked up a ship. I naturally drove to check it out. An Anaconda, it was. And much to my surprise, a Fatherhood one. I hailed, but there was no response. Asleep at the helm, I thought, and decided to arrange a bit of a surprise. I’d hop on top of the Anaconda with my SRV. Naturally, it didn’t go as planned. I underestimated the size of the ship and the effect of gravity, and went smack on the side of the ship. I landed, upside down like an up-ended turtle or beetle, beside the ship. Being too close to the ship, I couldn’t use the SRV thrusters. And of course, then Commander Olthuis comes to his senses. If it wasn’t an airless planet, I’d probably have heard his laughter even through the hull.


Sloth Peralta, now know also as “Bot”, once took a trip to Hutton Orbital. During his long flight, he wasn’t paying attention, as he was planning his next big exploration trip into the black. He overshot Hutton Orbital by 1,000,000 ls, and had to pull a u-turn, taking another 15 minutes.


Visious–1 loved taking screenshots during Lost Souls 3. He also loved sharing them with the squad on Discord. Unfortunately ED uses the .bmp format for screenshots – which do not play nicely with Discord. Several attempts at assisting Visious with the problem were met with silence…followed by posting more pictures in the .bmp format. Dozens more. Well that may be exaggerating a bit, but enough to warrant the call sign “Bitmap”


Cmdr Cromelech was awarded the callsign “Vulture” during The Fatherhood’s first Free For All Tournament. Pilots were required to participate in a minimum of 7 games to score, and Cmdr Cromelech came in second.


Cmdr Qildail was awarded “Webb” after the James Web Telescope. Cmdr Qildail, a deep space explorer, has provided countless high quality images from the black. He has fundamentally changed how we see the Elite: Dangerous universe.


Upon traveling in a system in search of an engineer CMDR HidMov was interdicted by a PvP Pirate. Upon realizing that CMDR HidMov had no cargo, the PvP Pirate asked for Tobacco and Liquor from the local station because, and I quote “Bein’ a space pirate is terribly thirsty work, yaaarrrr.”

Being the upstanding CMDR they are, CMDR HidMov obliged the pirate’s request and brought them smokes and booze right outside the station…..

To which CMDR HidMov was fined for littering in the commodity exchange with the pirate.

The Wellerman Song

Wolf Knob

Nightfury “Wolf knob”, had a knack for finding wolf-rayet stars. Quite a few of them. He also found some “phallic” looking systems.

Simple really. Ask him for a “star pic”.


Cmdr Leesti was aware the callsign “Zeppelin” in recognition of holding the record for the most helium-rich gas giants discovered in a single system.

Green Squadron


To our cmdr Unknowngamer643, for always complaining about his lack of credits, but when offered help finding an excuse to back out; and for making the fatal error of requesting their callsign to not be dumb, it was determined to give the beautiful and unique callsign: “404”


Every once and a while you feel you have too many Discord groups these days, there’s too much to follow/you don’t need that particular channel anymore/you have better places to be, and you decide “You know what? I’m going to do some spring cleaning!” and vent out some older, rarely used Discord servers.

That’s the case of our very own Rebel “Beta” Yankee… you know, the XBOX guy who was recently promoted to Wing Council? Except when he decided to do said spring cleaning… he accidentally booted himself out the airlock. I told Brian we needed to install better safety locks on that thing.

However, just like a “Boomerang” he was back before we knew it, and returned to his Council chair as if nothing had happened, right as rain. …except the for the fact he’s never going to live this down. >:)

Boss Hogg

Legend has it that many CMDRs have been denied access when trying to land at the outposts in the system. It’s almost like something, or someone, is blocking the pad. Upon closer investigation CMDRs have reported that a yellow Python often can be found hogging the pad. The CMDR in the pilots seat apparently distracted by something, not realizing that others are waiting for access.
Any Green CMDR in the Fatherhood will tell you that the CMDR in the pilot seat is non other than our very own CMDR Dave Burn. Rumour has it that millions of credits have been lost as mission timers expire, while CMDRs wait for access to the medium pads. But alas, once Dave parks on a pad, he hoggs it like a boss…


No salad more savage than a Caesar salad. Yup, Green Squadron are an imaginative bunch…


Yet again, distractions get the better of people.

Cmdr Xaphanium, whilst out on a trip to the shards with other members of Green Squadron to collect raw materials, found out that the newly awarded Salvation AX weapon was a bit ‘too’ powerful.
As such, they decided to drop everything and rush back to the bubble, to get their hands on this new engineered weapon in an attempt to make some easy creds towards the Fleet Carrier of their dreams. Of course, being 1500+ly out meant getting back wasn’t going to be quick in the ship they’d brought along. So, after a little looking around, they managed to get hold of a cheap DBS/X and proceeded to suicidewinder back to the bubble to partake in some Goid hunting.

The Veterans of The Fatherhood made their decision that this was worthy of the CS “Cartman”. As, in the words of Cartman himself
“?@$!* you guys, I’m going home”


Power Pro Bro … is “ECHO” which stands for “Everyone Can Hear the Onomatopeia”. In party chat this guy can belch so loud it literally echoes. Every. Time.


Cmdr Guardian Davis slammed into the side of an outpost after requesting docking access. He forgot to throttle back to let his docking controller take over, and slammed into the outpost at “flank speed”—a nautical term referring to a ship’s true maximum speed.


“For dedication above and beyond in learning about our targets and singlehandedly taking on more interceptors in a 60 day period than the rest of us, l3ehemoth is dubbed “Florist”.”


Trying to give Cmdr “Pipboy” Scrubbs GB a run for his callsign is ta2dealer. Here’s his take on why he may be considered even more electrically challenged….:

“I always overload my pp and have to run certain modules off all the time so my dashboard is almost constantly on fire from overheating.

If I pull out the guns on my Vulture it instantly goes into life support unless everything but guns and engines is off.

Why’s that?”

Why is that? Well, Zeus is certainly not in your corner, for one….


Our venerable brother Chaosxx93 blew up his Type-9 loaded to the brim with LTD’s in the mail slot. And heretoforeafter he shall for all time and forever be known as “GlitterBomb”


Here’s Dread’s twofold explanation of the events that led him to his Billygoat-like nickname:

“Well, There’s a couple different reasons why I have it. So you’ll get both explanations.

The first: While out getting blueprints and parts for guardian modules, I ran out of ammo for my SRV, and proceeded to Kamikaze slam a sentinel. I was out with Behmski at the time.

The Second: While doing cargo runs with a couple of the guys, ARC included, I earned over a mil in fines for mail slot collisions because, and I quote: “I AM the larger vessel!””


CMDR Archstanton73 was awarded the callsign “Hubble” in recognition of his amazing photos. His stellar captures have become a standard to which all other screenshot captures are compared.


Not knowing the difference between an apple and an orange netted Cmdr Gatecrasher6666 the tag “I.D.” after he spied a fellow Cmdr’s Anaconda in a photo and preceded to mention to the guy “My, what a nice Python you have!”

Another highly voted option was “Little Red Riding Hood”


Cmdr Frode8228 went on a little trip thinking he’d have enough fuel to reach the destination so didn’t need a fuel scoop. Halfway there he realised he’d fitted a smaller fuel tank…Doh!
Not realising the options that are available, he decided it was best to fly into the star to destroy himself and start again.

After several attempts of trying to fly into the star, including turning off life support, his ship finally broke apart sending him back to start the trip again, a little wiser, and a callsign heavier.

In Da Wae

J1337no has an uncanny ability to always find himself in the way at crucial times when winging up with fellow squadron members.

OK, had to edit this one after getting the lowdown from the man himself. Wanna hear it? Hear it go:

Well it’s actually 2 fold.

1. I have a very aggressive combat style. All my weapons are gimballed and I fly a Vette with all multicannons engineered for maxium dps. I also use my shielding as a weapon and tend to ram a lot. This is has caused me to run into wingmates more often than not because I either can’t see them or they happen to be turning to face the same target and I don’t notice it. I bump them fairly often.

2. Our deputy commander on Xbox had decided to go out mining. He had experienced the bump several times already. I also love to troll the guy so I flew out in my Vette to provide pirate protection. I decided that mining was dangerous and I didn’t want his ship being hit by rock fragments so I positioned myself between him and whatever rock he was trying to mine…purely for safety you understand.

Well, after doing this for about an hour he gave me the callsign.”

Safety first, my friend. Safety First.


Cmdr G0R1LLMUNCH accepted the challenge of mat farming at the Crystalline Shards. But, in the process of landing, he managed to impale his Krait onto a shard at HIP 36601 C 1 D. Here’s your callsign Cmdr G0R1LLMUNCH “Kebab”.


CMDR Yaro76 was hunting pirates in a hazardous resource extraction site winged with other members of Green Squad. He was using his Chief with 4 plasma slug rail guns and shooting pirates with complete abandon. Suddenly his wing noticed his shields drop and he had stopped moving. The first thought was his game had crashed, but then the message came over the comms “I ran out of fuel”. CMDR Yaro76 had failed to keep an eye on his fuel tank and his plasma slug rail guns had sucked the tank dry. Despite the best efforts of his wing to fetch fuel limpets to save him CMDR Yaro76 was beyond help and duly met the rebuy screen. To commemorate this event CMDR Yaro76 was awarded the call sign Martini


A wiseguy once said, “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you figure out how to do it better.”

It certainly applies to Cmdr Angital “META” who earned his callsign when fuel scooping to close and accidentally blew his cargo hold losing his precious meta alloys. His callsign META is meta for: Mistakenly Ejected Tons of Alloys.


It so happened in 3307, that our cmdr Havensky9499 was following along an exploration trip let by cmdr Rectorek, towards Colonia, when all of a sudden, Galnet was abuzz with news of attacks on stations back around the Bubble, said stations burning and people needing rescue from the flames. Havensky9499 right away abandoned the expedition treck, scrambled back, and went on to save all those poor souls.

For this, the Veterans of The Fatherhood decided to bestow upon him, for now and ever, the callsign of “Moth”

Mr Bump

Cmdr SporBash was joining Cmdr “Natasha” Tilling1977 at the Crystal Shard site on HIP 36601 C 1 A in his Anaconda. Firstly, he came in too hot and crashed head first into the planet and took 50% hull damage. Then Cmdr Tilling saw him flying around and asked him if he was ok. He said he was struggling to find a landing spot… on completely flat ground? After 5 mins of this he then realises he hasn’t got his landing gear down!!! Once he landed he jumps into his SRV and proceeds to farm mats but Cmdr Tilling, with his back turned feels a whack in the back of his SRV. It’s only Sporbash literally bashing his back doors in as he wasn’t looking where he was going and drove straight into Cmdr Tilling!


Before changing his Gamertag, Cmdr_Neutron was known to friends as Cmdr deadmandave…. The story of how he became synonymous with the mighty Neutron Stars we revel at often goes something like this:

“I was doing a Community goal about 2 years or more ago. Shortly after I had joined the Fatherhood. Was hop scotching a Neutron string back and forth with mass amounts of Cargo in my first Annie the TFS Jorgmundr. One fateful hop to LHS 2337 a white dwarf . I dive to position to prep for superscoop. And get interdicted by two npc pirates and all three of us fell in. Shortly after they succumbed and burst. I tried to play it as cool as I could. Managed to get @arc on the horn for rescue. Still holding out as she sank. He arrived and tried to get me out and died too. 45 minutes later after numerous repairs and oxygen refills it was finally over. The TFS Jorgmundr had Sank”


Cmdr pbna was given the callsign “Peebs” to help Cmdr Arc NC 327 keep him straight from Cmdr PBR Me ASAP.


This one harking to that most classic of failures, right up there with the bellyflop, the faceplant….

Seems Cmdr Razorsmile has been known to boost his ass straight into planets, asteroids, and anything else unlucky enough to find itself in his path “by mistake”…..

Two words my friend: Reset. Keybindings.


CMDR Scython3791 during an AX fight managed to squeak out a win with 0% Hull remaining and their ship still functioning.

Rock Doc

Funny, I just mentioned the mighty bellyflop in the last writeup…..huh, well here it goes:

“Well…a few random times I was seen on planet side landings belly flopping on the ground and blowing up. The signature one was after my 5k ly leg for Palin, and when I was landing at the site I hit the ground at 40m/s and blew up.

So rock doc…I take samples with my cockpit”
Who ever said “The right tool for the job”
pfft. Get Lost! says LordEros


Cmdr PhilTheViking’s story is one we all know all too well….

His wing mates noticed he had a nasty habit of falling asleep at the helm and winding up thousands of light years from where he was.

“Sandman” just kind of felt appropriate.


Our CMDR Jibberd repeatedly managed to get wonderful screenshots of the game, into Frontier’s “Stellar Screenshots” forum thread. And he has gifted us with many more on Discord, unique beautiful views with great composition and detail.

To celebrate his great talent, we grant him the honorable callsign “Stellar”

Sun Tzu

Due to his outstanding leadership and dedication before and during the Combat trophy push for the newly formed India Squadron it was decided that Costs Ninja deserved the rare award of a cool Call Sign rather than the regular way of gaining one by doing something stupid. To acknowledge this we thought of something that would reflect the effort and detail he showed and it was agreed unanimously that it should be “Sun Tzu”

Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, an influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and East Asian philosophy and military thinking. This in essence is exactly what Costs Ninja did in this trophy push so it seems like the perfect CS to award him with.

So please arise newly christened @Costs Ninja “Sun Tzu”


You wonder what Suraci could mean? It’s a backup callsign, for our friend CMDR “Icarus” Frode#8228. Backups and B plans are always good, who knows what weird stuff could happen to someone?

Ah, occasion for it was this, in Frode’s own words:

I just had a brain fart. Logged in to fix the damage to the hull of my Conda after my previous escapades. Deciding to throw a couple of repair limpets at it, I took off and brought the Conda to a hover a few hundred meters off the ground… I then went into my right panel and brought my repair limpet controller online… Resulting in the thrusters and shields going offline and slamming my Conda into the ground! Again!


CMDR Dave Burn and CMDR Nor7hernmonkey4 decided to have some friendly pvp practice. CMDR Dave Burn in his meta FDL and CMDR Nor7hernmonkey4 in his shield killer FAS. At the start of the engagement CMDR Nor7hernmonkey4 launched a full barrage of reverberating cascade torpedoes at CMDR Dave Burn. Unfortunately he did so from a long way out and on the way the torpedoes found an easier target instead, the cameraman recording their bout. The cameraman’s shield generator was destroyed and CMDR Dave Burn was completely unharmed. In honour of this torpedo misadventure the Call Sign Torpe’Doh was given to CMDR Nor7hernmonkey4

Here’s the Video on Youtube


Once upon a time, cmdr brianofish felt the need to elaborately and strongly vent his spleen in general discord chat, on the issue of game User Interface changes of a recent larger update having moved some minor buttons and stuff. This cmdr seems generally prone to User Irritated messages, from time to time. Feed snickers if you see that.


Whilst out visiting the Guardian sites (seems like a common theme here) with Cmdr DaveBurn, activating the pylons, Cmdr ArrivingHook62 came flying across the site in their SRV, bouncing off of the structures and landing…..stuck.

After watching him flail around, shooting his Dual Repeaters (why?) trying to free himself, Cmdr DaveBurn (laughing) assisted in freeing him by ramming him in his own SRV. 10 minutes later he was clear.

Unbeknownst to Cmdr ArrivingHook62, the whole episode had been recorded for posterity, and subsequently shared with the rest of the Squadron.

Now to be forever known as Cmdr ArrivingHook62 “Wedge”


In the booze stenched words of the man himself:

Short story is I was going on my first long expedition out of the bubble. I had made 40+ jumps from Haj and scanned most systems on the way there. I had also found an undiscovered system which I was really excited about. It had taken me a long time and I was quite tired and had also had a few whiskeys. I decided I was going to land on a rock and call it a night, so I found a nice one that looked great for a photo. As I was coming in from the glide I saw an awesome crater which would have been perfect for the photo so I nosed it down to get on the edge. Gravity unfortunately took over and in my current intoxicated state I didn’t have the reactions to pull out of the dive and planted into the rock losing all my scanned data and a ton of credits on the re-buy 😂

I did manage to retrace my steps though as I wasn’t going to lose that undiscovered system. I saved it as squadron bookmark “Torortsville” 👍


During an AX hunting last night, our CMDR Scollee went to loo. While that isn’t by itself all that noteworthy, he took his headset with him and forgot to mute his microphone treating us to a solid eternity of his more private moments relieving himself. As such, it is with great relief, we forever bestow him with the callsign “Whizzard”.

Star Citizen


After conducting some shady operations, Cmdr Felix Felixson had a bunch of bounties on his head. After finally finding a station which wouldn’t instantly vapourise him for being a wanted criminal, Felix was making his final approach when he was interdicted by an NPC bounty hunter. Submitting to the interdiction, Felix turned on his pursuer, deployed hardpoints and promptly ran out of fuel. His ship drifting without power, Felix was quickly destroyed by the bounty hunter. Turns out that Felix was “bingo on fuel”…


Our friend and ally Vricrolatious, whether playing alone or with others, has some of the worst luck when it comes to Star Citizen. If he flies alone, his ship will randomly explode. If he’s safely aboard with others, he’ll be the one to clip through the hull and into open space. If someone can’t join the server, you know it’s him. If someone is going to get targeted by a random hostile player, you can bet your bottom dollar that Vric is going to catch that bullet.
So many of Vric’s in-game endeavors have led to Calamity that his friends, peers, and fellow veterans decided to forever emblazon the term as his callsign. You always know you’re safe when flying with “Calamity” because luck is on your side and not his.


Have you met Kadwen? There’s an easy way to tell: His armor set consists of more colors than a pack of Sharpie Highlighters. If you’re blinded by the brightness of the armor next to you at the ASOP, that’d be Kadwen. His armor and undersuit choices generally match his language when SC bugs cause his untimely death. Colorful 😜 If armor color were a stealth factor for being harder to detect, then Kadwen would be the only target the enemies could see.

Kit color choices aside, he’s one of the first people to offer to pick you up when you get stranded and is always down for shenanigans with the group. He may be a prime target visually because of his taste in armor schemes, but he’ll stay in the hot zone long enough make sure everyone comes out of the bunker (mostly) alive. He’s good people, even if I’m fairly certain he’s color blind.


I’d like to entertain you all this evening with the story of one CMDR Sheehy.

A long time in the future in a star system seemingly unreachable by the rest of the universe is a little star known as Stanton (Star Citizen). For some reason in this system, the laws of physics and time are more like guidelines than rules. The looming 30k haunts all who enter. Have you ever wanted to fall through a planet? Stanton has got you covered.

Sheehy, Desperado, and Felix decided that a salvage mission would be a fun multiplayer activity and potentially lucrative. CMDR Sheehy had previous engagements and could not spend more than 45min. So, after wrangling with storing ships, contacting ATC, and general back-and-forth shenanigans for about 10min, Desperado and CMDR Sheehy were off to join Felix on a Caterpillar Salvage Contract.

For those that don’t know, there are sometimes 3-4 lucrative, less than legal, items in the cargo hold

We decided to give CMDR Sheehy an Origin 135c that could load the boxes if there were any there and sell them for us considering his time crunch.

Luck was not on our side. Unfortunately, no lucrative cargo. So Sheehy began the daunting task of tractor-beaming boxes out of Desperado and Felix’s Vultures as well as stacking them for smooth salvaging. (Every 2 crates worth salvaged, there is a button that you need to press to eject the next crate if blocked)

Doing some TF high-quality guestimation math, we weren’t sure if there was going to be enough space between the 2 Vultures to hold all the crates. (Depending you can get between 42-52 crates on one Caterpillar, and the Vulture maxes at about 22-23)

So CMDR Sheehy began loading the 135c with crates (6 crate slots). The lip on the cargo hold has a smaller clearance distance comparatively than a T-9 traveling through the mail slot. You also have to load it with a +30-degree incline. It fits……sort of…..Stanton physics-wise. Navigating that cargo hold with a crate is like flying a T-9 through the mail slot without auto-pilot and Flight Assist Off.

Well, Sheehy loaded a few crates and shifted them around to fit better. Little did he know that there was going to be an Overtly Hyper Stanton Happening with Instability and Terror…..event. The crates suddenly went haywire in the hold bouncing here and there. Sheehy did all he could to control them, but the crates caused too much damage to the 135c triggering an explosion. As luck would have it when experiencing an OHSHIT, even at point-blank range, the blast from the 135c didn’t even leave a scratch on CMDR Sheehy.

We of TF would like to thank CMDR Sheehy for his logistical efforts in moving crates from location to location. Much like a forklift operator in/at a warehouse.

Hold My Beer

Fuzzy Melon is one of the most helpful, adventurous, and fun guys you can fly with. But Fuzzy also refuses to be bored, is wildly impetuous, comically wicked, and mischievous by nature. Think, Leroy Jenkins in space. This means when you fly with Fuzzy, it is all but inevitable that you will end up in one of three states: on the run, incarcerated, or dead.
Need help loading your ship full of illicit drugs? No problem. Just sit back and watch as Fuzzy gingerly sneaks parcels after parcel off another player’s ship, and on to yours, whenever that crew turns their backs to load more. Hilarious. Until they notice. Inevitable state: on the run.
Need help clearing a bunker full of bad guys. No problem. Just sit back and watch as Fuzzy whimsically kicks the hornet’s nest, heroically shooting to-and-fro. Exciting. Until a stray round hits a guard. Inevitable state: incarcerated.
Need help cracking a particularly large and valuable rock? No problem. Just sit back and watch as Fuzzy swoops in to add his laser power to your own. Wonderful. Until he becomes distracted taking screenshots, overcharges the rock and it reaches critical mass. Inevitable state: dead.
No matter what we are doing, whether intentional or not, Fuzzy finds a way of making things a lot more interesting. And sure, things often do go our way thanks to Fuzzy’s guile and altruism but we’re choosing to ignore those memories for even greater ones. The kind of memories that usually only happen right after hearing the words, “…


Some say rubbin is racing. Some say watching left turns all day is boring. Some just watch for the wrecks. Then there’s DangerPencil, the Fatherhoods own resident gymkhana loving pilot. Whether it’s canyon running, Buckyball club racing, or StevenSchliemanns personal favorite, getting stuck in the superstructure of an orbital station, if it can go fast and turn tight, you’ll see DangerPencil pushing the limits.


Phantom has an uncanny ability to manage wing source missions. Directing cmdrs to locations based on capacity and setting up for the next wing mission. As a side note, legend says you can hear his abacus and the squeaks of his whiteboard throughout the decks of Schwann Station.

Monkey King

Pustolio is a miner. If he is playing he is mining. He learns all he can regarding the mining loop, makes millions and millions of credits and then he gives all that knowledge, time, and money away to his fellow squad mates (just to get them into their dream ships). We thought it’s time he was rewarded for his efforts. And we thought his callsign should reflect the facts that: he only ever mines, will take on new miners and spend hours by their side (walking them through everything they need to know), and then will turn around and just give away those funds earned, from months of hard game play.
Most recently a new squad member asked, “Can we be his monkeys for awhile to learn?”. Of course! Pustolio lives to help and always seems to have a tribe of us “mining monkeys” following him about, scratching our head, as we try to learn from one of the best miners (and squad mates) a person could ask for. This makes him a true King amongst monkeys.


The first thing people often ask Big-B is, “what does the “B” stand for?”. But if you were to fly with him for any length of time you may conclude that it stand for any number of his wonderful traits. His Boisterous sense of humour, his ability to Build genuine friendships, or the Badass support he provides when it’s needed most. That is, when he manages to get there in time. For B, as of late, he is exactly on time to witness the end of the party. Night after night B has been rushing, to meet up for the night’s big finale, while notifying us in his most serious and official tone, “I’m on my way!”. But the big fight, the big save, the big rescue have all been slipping through Big-B’s grasp. By the time he arrives the dust has usually settled, the bell has rung, the sun has set, and in typical Big-B fashion he simply hangs his head and say, “It’s alright guys. I’ll catch you next time.” Now you can try to infer many things about what the “B” in Big-B stands for (it’s Bernhard by the way) but for us it stands for Big-Brotherly love.


Many of us first met CMDR “Senpai” Kenzenichi like we meet many of our fellow CMDRs, in the Discord swapping stories. All of us can remember our first time meeting the squadron and despite how incredibly nice everyone is, it can still be a little intimidating at first. But for Senpai, it was like he had always been there, and talking to him was like talking to an old friend you hadn’t seen in years and the two of you were just picking up where you left off. He could regale you with tales from his youth and wow you with stories from last week and you always came away from the conversation having learned something. This was true when flying with him as well because he was always improving and experimenting. His favorite game was to ride your butt in the haz res and if he wasn’t winged with you, steal your kills, until he got bored of that and just started shooting you instead. His martial arts experience led to the creation of the Grading, a Blue Squadron tradition of testing the mettle of a newly minted Combat Elite pilot. His and CMDR “Bridesmaid” Aequfire’s constant competition to convince other pilots which ship was the superior combat vessel, the Chieftain or the FDL led to many a pitched PvP battle in the pirate hunting grounds of -redacted-. He is willing to help anyone who asks with advice, a wingmate, or even a cool billion credits if you need it, which is why he was made a squadron Vanguard. Safe to say you will leave any encounter with Senpai with a smile… unless he decided to blow up your Chieftain, even then you will still probably smile.


CMDR Zapp is hard to go unnoticed. It’s not just his seemingly ever presence in the Verse, or that he never fails to help you crack a smile, or his charitable nature, or his efforts to grow our ranks, but the fact that he captures everything. You can’t help but notice when he is around, as all your laughable shenanigans, bloopers, and unbelievable achievements will be frozen, rewound, clipped out and fed back to the Org for all to delight in. So what do you call a guy that brings all this to the table? A good friend to have for one. But for the number of lost lambs he has brought in from the cold vacuum of space and because he always has a watch eye over all of us, we decided to saddle him with the callsign “Shepherd”.


Black as night, black box, black eye, black listed, black swan, back in black, Baa baa black sheep…
These common expression have always conjured specific impressions. But that all changes once you start flying with Cmdr Fáelán. Fáelán has a rather single minded focus when it come to keeping his entire reality one single monochromatic shading scheme, black. If it’s not black, he won’t fly it. If it’s not black, he won’t wear it. Heck I’m pretty sure the only things he’ll even eat are black beans, blackened catfish, and the black heart of any a hapless space weenie that dares cross his path. It makes sense given his shadowy proclivities. For him stealth is King. And once you’ve been exposed to his near fetish like devotion, you’ll never be able to look at the word, the colour or even the Verse, the same again. Because the next time you find yourself apprehensively squinting out into the vast darkness of space, you’ll be thinking, “Is that Fáelán out there?” So, his squad mates took it upon themselves to add a little colour to his life by knighting him “Skittles”.


In the icy void of space, a lone operator works with precision and prowess. Devoid of the usual trappings of space travel – no vessel, no protective barriers, no support – this individual embarks on a critical mission: to reignite a dormant Comm Array. With bandits closing in, hostiles unleashing deadly fire upon your squadron, and the ticking clock of time pressing down, you “deploy your tactical Jerim”. Without hesitation, he dives into action, executing the task at hand with unparalleled skill and efficiency. Just remember to retrieve him once the mission is accomplished 😉


Like “Bridesmaid” before him, Rye Fury always seems to be looked over while others find their true name within the squad. But there is a reason for that. He doesn’t “Pinball” off one hull to another. He hasn’t taken a “Napster” while at the stick. You’ll never hear him exclaiming “OMW” only to be late to the party. Nor has he ever had to call “Bingo” on fuel. Sure, he’s had to apologize from time to time but whatever mishaps that have befallen him or his squad never seem to be through any fault of his own. The guy can do no wrong and frankly we’re getting tired of waiting for something to get FUBAR’ed because of him. So, what’s a squad to do but throw their hands up and officially recognize Rye’s infallible nature as he continues to pull our fat out of the fire while smoothly making his way through the Verse.


Gather round y’all for the tale of CMDR Erkar_Nightfear,

In the System of Stanton, there exist exactly four Salvage Yards. Each of these is a hotspot for Gankers, Pirates, and NPC Authorities. Well, when you are packed to the brim with “less than legal” goods in the largest cargo ship that can land there, you tend to take “extra precautions” That is unless you are our very own Nightfear.

Upon approach to a salvage yard after being rerouted twice, Nightfear decided to get us down there quickly…….too quickly…….for some, irrecoverably quickly. So quickly, we were certain we would explode upon impact and lose the millions in cargo we were hauling. Lucky for Nightfear, we scraped the surface for what felt like a solid 5-8seconds keeping the C2 Hercules in tact……mostly…… Lucky for me, sitting in the Co-pilot seat, I packed an extra undersuit. You could say that Nightfear flew like an “Ace”, but not just any Ace, like Ace “Ventura”.

And with that honor, The Veterans have bestowed that Call Sign to our very own @CMDR “Ventura” Erkar_Nightfear