Lars Zandor

Lars_Zandor

May'Qep - 5 October 2019 (Saturday, not Sunday!)

September 29 2019


Warriors of Nagh'reD!
A new May'Qep - battlemeeting - is upon us! The Undine have been pressing harder in the Dyson Space Battlezone and the Alliance needs us true warriors to push them back! And so it shall be done!
We will meet up on Dyson Joint Command beforehand.

From now on the May'Qep will be at every first Saturday of the month, instead of Sunday
The time however, will stay the same: 18.00 UTC/14.00 EDT

So come join your fellow warriors in battle once more! As always KDF-aligned Rommies and Jemmies are also welcome!

Qapla'!

#mayqep




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Edited September 29 2019 by Lars_Zandor
Kevin Van Eeten

Chipz416

Eitreih'hveinn Recipe Exchange

September 29 2019
Grapes and chicory salad (side dish for two)

Ingedients
150 gr of bacon strips
A handful of walnuts
3 tablespoons of mayonaise
Some black pepper
3 tablespoons of raspberry vinegar
1 teaspoon of honey
2 large chickories, or 3 smaller ones
1 large handful of blue grapes

How to make it
Fry the bacon strips in a dry frying pan on a low heat until crispy. Roughly chop up the walnuts. Mix the mayonaise with the pepper, raspberry vinegar, and honey into a dressing. Take of the outer leaves of the chicory, cut of the hard bottom, quarter the chickoy,  cut out the heart and chop the quarters into small bits. Mix the chicory, the grapes, the walnuts, and bacon. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix.
Enjoy!
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Edited September 29 2019 by Chipz416
Kevin Van Eeten

Chipz416

Eitreih'hveinn Recipe Exchange

September 29 2019


Pumpkin soup (3 portions)
 
Ingredients
One large butternut pumpkin (mine was 1 kg) - Peeled, deseeded and cut into cubes of roughly a centimeter
A medium sized carrot (mine was 150 gr) - Washed and sliced in slices of about 0,5 cm
6 spring onions - Slice the green parts in rings, and chop up the white parts
4 cloves of garlic - roughly chopped
2 tablespoons of freshly ground ginger
200 gr chestnut/brown mushrooms - sliced
200 gram of smoked chicken cut in small strips (or grilled cashews for a vegan version)
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 vegetable bouillon cube
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of paprika powder
1 tablespoon of dried celery
1 glass of dry sherry
A kettle of boiling water (1-2L ish)
Hot sauce to taste (I prefer sriracha sauce for this as it's garlicy and sweet)
One tablespoon of cooking cream

How to make it

Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a soup pan and fry the garlic and white parts of the spring onion for a few minutes. Add the pumpkin and carrot, and fry on a medium heat for about four minutes. Add the paprika and cumin and heat for another minute or two. Extinguish some of the heat by quickly pouring in the sherry and let all the alcohol evaporate. Add the celery, the bouillon cube, and pour in the boiling water until all the vegetables are just submerged. Boil for about 20 minutes.
In the meantime, heat the other tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the mushrooms for a few minutes until they shrink and start to turn a bit brown. Turn of the heat onder the frying pan.
Use a blender or immersion blender to blend the contents of the soup pan into a homogeneous and thick soup. Add the garlic, chicken/cashews, mushrooms, green parts of the spring onions, and hot sauce to taste. Mix it all up again and reheat, and stir a tablespoon of cream through each plate before serving.
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KeyBay - STO & more giveaway Codes

September 29 2019
Dead by Daylight Steam key giveaway on SteelSeries, starting Tuesday. Get your own so you can play with @voleron!
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Kevin Van Eeten

Chipz416

2nd Annual Romulan Farmer's Festival

September 29 2019
Thanks again everybody for the fun and life you all brought to the Farmers Festival yesterday, I'm already looking forward to next year's installment!
There still are some results to be announced for the Trivia and the Triathlon, so without any further delays... here they are!

Trivia - Most creative poem

This magnificent piece of art will be treasured by generations to come... it displays a very fundamental knowledge of the human psyche by the author, and a level of mastery of poetic language worthy of Virchan of Vulcan* while at the same time being very much playful and light in tone. The author of this poem is... *drum rolls* Voleron! Congratulations, you won a Nog BOff. You will receive an in-game mail with your prize today.

Please follow this link to check out all the other amazing poems we received yesterday: https://imgur.com/a/L3ZeUqL

Trivia - Highest score
Those who say that lightning never strikes the same place twice are obviously mistaken as can be seen in the final scores for the quiz part of the trivia below:

1st place - 23500 Points with 25/30 answers correct: Voleron (you won 3 SWC)
2nd place - 23090 Points with 24/30 answers correct: Viridian (you won 2 SWC)
3rd place - 22000 Points with 24/30 answers correct: Joey (you won 1 SWC)
4th place - 18520 Points with 21/30 answers correct: TedHembach
5th place - 14810 Points with 16/30 answers correct: Cal
6th place - 13690 Points with 16/30 answers correct: Hippiepunk
7th place - 10520 Points with 12/30 answers correct: NikoLunus

Congratulations on your winnings, they will be transfered to your Stonewall Credits Account soon. The Romulan Ambassador to Stonewall Fleet also has some words to say as he was soooo impressed by your collective knowledge of Romulan culture.




Triathlon - most creative drawing
As part of the triathlon, the contestants were asked to draw the Great Nanov performing their favourite sports. The most creative one of these drawings won another Nog BOff... and behold what a splendid piece of art we have received:

Completely in the style of the Earth painter Pablo Picasso this image breathes Cubism, creativity, and sportsmanship! The careful arrangement of the ping-pong bats in front of the Nanov's eyes, displaying a distinct advantage in playing this game, together with the vivid colours expressing the high level of activity on the Nanov's behalve... we have a highly talented painter in our midst... the winner of another Nog BOff is Tinkerbrows! Congratulations, you will receive an in-game mail with your prize today.

Triathlon - final scores
ContestantDiving task
Distance from target
PointsRunning the Atlai
Time
PointsDrawing pointsTotal score
Hippiepunk15.5 m12 min 54 s427
TedHembach4.88 m42 min 58 s3310
Jimmyjoe9.76 m23 min 24 s103
Cal6.30 m33 min 18 s216
Tinkerbrows-0-044


1st place with 10 points: TedHembach (3 SWC)
2nd place with 7 points: Hippiepunk (2 SWC)
3rd place with 6 points: Cal (1 SWC)

Check out all the other fantastic drawings of a sporty Nanov here: https://imgur.com/a/flsubJk

* Fun fact of the day: not many people know that Virchan of Vulcan was in fact a human Nobel Laureate living on Vulcan to study the Vulcan mind. Her works or poetry are well known for their rigid mathematical structure which her early critics deemed as too contrived.


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2nd Annual Romulan Farmer's Festival

September 29 2019
Quote by Voleron
Thank you so much to the entire Morale department for making this happen!  I had a great time today, although I wasn't able to stick around for movie night.  The Narendra III re-enactment, Trivia and Costume Contest were all lots of fun!  I know it took a long time to plan, so thanks for the great day!  My Rommy hasn't seen so much action since his hot date!


And I learned that somehow I created a godbuild for my Vorgon Ytijara Cruiser.
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Dave (Voleron)

Voleron

2nd Annual Romulan Farmer's Festival

September 28 2019
Thank you so much to the entire Morale department for making this happen!  I had a great time today, although I wasn't able to stick around for movie night.  The Narendra III re-enactment, Trivia and Costume Contest were all lots of fun!  I know it took a long time to plan, so thanks for the great day!  My Rommy hasn't seen so much action since his hot date!
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Ted Hembach

TLara

2nd Annual Romulan Farmer's Festival

September 28 2019
Thank you all for doing this event and for participating! It was great fun and a big celebration! Jolan Tru!
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2nd Annual Romulan Farmer's Festival

September 28 2019
Winners of this Festival's Costume Contest, per category:
Day on the Farm
1st - NikoLunus
2nd - @TLara
3rd - @hippiepunk

Fall Sports
1st - NikoLunus
2nd - @Voleron
3rd - @hippiepunk

Embassy Ball
1st - NikoLunus
2nd - @Voleron
3rd - @TLara

Yeah, you read that right. In an unprecedented turn of events, Niko swept swept the judges off their collective feet and won first place in all categories, congratulations! Thank you all for joining and participating in the Festival :)
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Edited September 28 2019 by Balduranne
Viridian Green

viridian74

Eitreih'hveinn Recipe Exchange

September 28 2019
Quick Lentil Soup, Turkish inspired

You will need:
200 g dried red lentils
boiling water
olive or canola oil
2 medium sized onions, finely chopped
vegetable stock powder
paprika powder ("tatli toz biber") - 2 teaspoons
ground black pepper ("kara biber") - 1 teaspoon
ground fenugreek ("cemen unu") - 1 teaspoon
a dash of lemon juice or pomegranade syrup
heavy full-fat yoghurt, preferably Turkish or Greek - the kind that is firm to the touch

Optional: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, appr. 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes ("pul biber").

Rinse the red lentils thoroughly under running hot water until the water is clear. Heat olive oil in a large pot until bubbles rise when you poke a wooden spoon into the oil. In the meantime, boil approximately 750ml of water in a kettle and use to make vegetable stock in a jug.

Add chopped onions, add spices to the hot oil, and fry until the onions are transparent. Add washed lentils, reduce heat to medium and stir until the lentils are covered with the hot oil and start turning yellow. You will also see tiny white sprouts coming out of the lentils. Now add hot stock to the pot and reduce heat down to low, cover and simmer for approximately 15 minutes, or until lentils are yellow and soft.
Blend everything in a blender, and season to taste with more spices, salt, and lemon juice or pomegranade syrup for a sweeter, fruity taste. Serve hot, with some yoghurt on top and flat bread.

Optional: Hot red pepper garnish:
Melt butter or margarine in a small pot, add red pepper flakes and fry them for about 30 seconds, stirring quickly. Drizzle on top of your soup, on top of the yoghurt.
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Edited September 28 2019 by viridian74
Kevin Van Eeten

Chipz416

Start voting now! Movie night after Romulan Farmer Festival

September 28 2019
Thank you all so much for your votes.

The movie we will be watching tonight together, cosily beneath a blanket with a steaming mug of tea is...

*drum rolls*



Option F: Star Trek: Nemesis

The movie can be watched on Amazon Prime here: https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Nemesis-Jonathan-Frakes/dp/B01N9P1QVU
Or if you own a physical copy... that's perfectly fine as well.
We'll join the temporary #movienight channel on Discord where we will synchronise our movie watching experience, and have a chat on Tom Hardy's irresistible jaw line.


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Nicolas J. Artley

Khazaan

Start voting now! Movie night after Romulan Farmer Festival

September 28 2019
Option D - DS9: Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges & In the Pale Moonlight


Option F - Star Trek: Nemesis


Option J - TNG: Face of the Enemy & DS9: Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges



My new option "J" is, because of Tal Shiar ... those two episodes, where we can get a glimpse of the forces, which still threaten the new Romulan Republic. The best way of the use of this "archive records" for officers training. Know your enemy's behavior and you win the battle.

Might I suggest, we take @halish option 

Option H - Starship Troopers (uncut)
(18 yo uncut bloody edition)

into consideration for the October Halloween event?
It is a must-have splatter movie ...
Edited September 28 2019 by Khazaan
Kieran Kiki

Kierix

2nd Annual Romulan Farmer's Festival

September 27 2019
Kiki will be there!

Got my warbird kitted out with single cannons to be true to the shows XD



and even my smallraft is ready!



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Gareth GXV3

GXV3

KeyBay - STO & more giveaway Codes

September 25 2019
STO: Competition
Found By
@lars_zandor



"Stevivor has joined with Perfect World to celebrate its PC release with a bunch of starship giveaways!
On offer are 50 codes that will provide access to two unique starships within the game, as follows:
  • 1 Somerville Intel Science Vessel [Starfleet; T6]
  • 1 Balth Intel Science Vessel [Klingon; T6]"



Enter Here:
https://stevivor.com/features/contests/win-1-50-star-trek-online-awakening-starship-bundles-pc/

#KeyBay
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KeyBay - STO & more giveaway Codes

September 25 2019
Freespace 2 is currently free on GOG
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Gareth GXV3

GXV3

KeyBay - STO & more giveaway Codes

September 24 2019
looks like the Alienware ended abruptly according to the comments.. on peoples 5th day of logging in, they had already ended it.. which isnt cool. hmmmmm
Mckenna Mears

aroaceRihanha

Start voting now! Movie night after Romulan Farmer Festival

September 24 2019
Option E is my first choice, with Option C coming in second (Eye of the Needle is actually one of my favorite Voyager episodes in general so I cant not pick it) 
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Dave (Voleron)

Voleron

Eitreih'hveinn Recipe Exchange

September 24 2019


Basic Ingredients:

  1. Red bell pepper, chopped
  2. Green bell pepper, chopped
  3. Jalapeño peppers (x2), sliced (remove seeds based on desired spice)
  4. White onion, chopped
  5. Garlic (1 clove)
  6. Diced tomatoes (28 ounce / 800 mL can)
  7. Spicy Italian sausages x5, sliced width wise into thin pieces
  8. Hot salsa
  9. Chili powder (1x tablespoon)
  10. Oregano (1x tablespoon)
  11. Rotini noodles (1 package)

Directions:

  • Warm non-stick pan on stove over medium-high heat or over campfire
  • Once warm, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil to pan
  • Brown sausage and once cooked through, drain grease
  • Return cooked sausage to pan and season with salt, pepper
  • Add onion (chopped), garlic, chili powder and oregano
  • Stir mixture until onions are translucent
  • Add tomatoes and salsa and bring to a boil
  • Add uncooked noodles to the mixture and add 6 cups of water
  • Return to boil and cook until noodles are al dente
  • At this point, the dish should look a bit soupy
  • Take the pot off the heat and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before serving to allow stew to thicken
  • Serve with side of Terran bread, if desired
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Edited September 24 2019 by Voleron
Edward Lloris

Saintplazma

Eitreih'hveinn Recipe Exchange

September 23 2019
"The only thing that will make a souffle fall is if it knows you're afraid of it." - James Beard

I found this recipe a year, and it quickly  became one of my favorites. Rich, creamy, ultra tasty and incredibly  simple to make. Don't let the world Soufflé scare you its really is easy

Cauliflower-and-Gruyère Soufflé
Claudine Pépin 
1/2 pound cauliflower florets, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 stick unsalted butter

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups whole milk

Kosher salt

Pepper

6 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (2 lightly packed cups)

2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

6 large eggs

How to Make It
In a medium saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the cauliflower until very tender, about 7 minutes. Drain well and pat dry. In a medium bowl, puree the cauliflower with a potato masher or fork. Transfer the cauliflower to a colander and let drain until cooled completely. 


Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 6-cup soufflé dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter and set it on a rimmed baking sheet. In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 7 tablespoons of butter. Add the flour and whisk over moderate heat until bubbling, about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, whisking, until thickened and no floury taste remains, about 7 minutes. Season the béchamel with salt and pepper. Scrape into a large bowl and let cool, stirring occasionally. 



Stir the cauliflower puree into the béchamel, then fold in the cheese and chives. In 
a medium bowl, beat the eggs until frothy, then gently fold them into the cauliflower béchamel. Scrape the soufflé base into the prepared dish and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until puffed and browned; serve right away.
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Halish Medi

halish

Start voting now! Movie night after Romulan Farmer Festival

September 23 2019
Option H - Starship Troopers.
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