Welcome to the U.S.S. Poseidon!

The year is 2393. Six years after the death of Ambassador Spock, the Alpha Quadrant is still reeling from the effects of the Hobus Supernova which destroyed Romulus and Remus. With Empires struggling to survive and minor powers vying for supremacy, it is an interesting time for the United Federation of Planets. In the chaos, piracy has been on the rise, with typically peaceful trade routes to distant Federation frontier worlds now coming on periodic attack by roving bands of marauders. The U.S.S. Poseidon, a Miranda-class Academy training starship, is the beginning of Starfleet's response to this problem. Returned to service from mothball and refitted for modern service, she is to act as Starfleet's arm and shield in places left unprotected, to train the next generation of recruits to serve the needs of the Federation. These are the adventures of the Poseidon, and she needs you as her crew.

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The crew and commanding officer of the U.S.S. Poseidon (NCC-42635) welcome you to our homepage! The objective of our sim is to provide an avenue for fans of Star Trek sims to explore one of the less detailed areas of traditional Star Trek Role Playing, that of convoy escort and anti-piracy operations. Missions will inevitably vary depending on what comes down from Pegasus Fleet, but the primary goal and objective of the Poseidon is to represent a solid presence as Starfleets commitment to peace and security with its member-worlds and their peoples, and act as deterrent to the enemies of those ideals.

As of June 10th, 2020, Discord has become a required communication medium for this sim. Please observe above in the websites header, "Poseidon Discord Server (New!)", for access to our Discord and for communication with the players and command staff. We permit and welcome visitors (individuals who do not want to commit yet or simply want to observe) and as a rule do not pressure them in any capacity to join. Please notify the Command Staff of your visitor intention to attain the required role.

Positions on the U.S.S. Poseidon are generally open to all applications. We welcome all aspects and avenues of experience, and are eager to have you join us on our adventures. Since the U.S.S. Poseidon is essentially an active-duty training vessel - despite its mission perimeters - missions will generally include objectives that encourage character growth and exploration in order to flesh out players perspectives and worlds. Each post adds to the creation and legacy of the Poseidon, and each player is more than welcomed to use the Poseidon to hopefully reach for better, more prestigious ships and positions within Pegasus Fleet!

If this unique aspect of Star Trek RPG interests you, feel free to apply to join today!

====>>POSITIONS<====
Please visit the Personnel page, link located at the top of this page, to view available and taken positions. We have a variety of positions to fit various types of playstyles. From civilian to enlisted, we try to cater to your interests, time availability, and capability to contribute. If you have any questions concerning the positions on board, feel free to visit our discord(link located also at top) and inquire there!

====>>FLEET/TASK FORCE<<====
-The U.S.S. Poseidon is a proud member of:
Pegasus Fleet
(https://pegasusfleet.net/index.php)

-The U.S.S. Poseidon operates within:
Task Force 11
(https://pegasusfleet.net/index.php?option=ships&tf=11&tg=1)

==NOTICE==
Pegasus Fleet does not permit players under the age of 13. The U.S.S Poseidon sim does not allow anyone under the age of 16.

RPG Rating of the U.S.S. Poseidon:
-Infrequent, mild swearing is permitted.
-Mild sexual innuendo and references permitted.
-Mild violence is permitted.


Latest News Items

» New Rule Added, Rule 12

Posted on Wednesday August 26th, 2020 @ 1:48pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement

Hey Crew,

Due to inactivity and lack of communication over a month, our Chief Science Officer, Shalmira Heddan (Schen on Discord) has been booted from our roster. This position was quickly filled, but their lack of communication brought about a trend of disrespect or lack of care from some players. For all I could of known, Schen could be in the hospital or something else, but there was no communication and thus I am forced to believe they have disrespected our sim. This trend of lack of communication will come to an end, and I will begin booting players who are inactive without consideration.

To that end, I have established a new rule. This rule was originally unspoken and guided by other rules, but due to a trend of inactivity by some players, I have decided to clarify and establish it. It goes as follows:

12. Players who fail to communicate over a period of two to four weeks will be booted, no exceptions
Due to the increase in player inactivity and player lack-of-communication, the new policy of this SIM is to boot all inactive players to make way for active players. The Commanding Officer and Command Staff may exempt players if a condition is known about the player that prevents activity.

Please make sure to read over the channel in our discord "#rules-and-info" for reference.

As I stated before, there will be no further excuses for lack of communication. This sim has given players a free LOA policy, and the freedom to go about their business however they like. This sim does not require constant posting, nor does it require constant activity. However, it has come to my attention that players are abusing our generosity.

All it takes is for a player to communicate within a week that something is up, then we, the Command Staff, can easily put you on LOA or are in the know something prevents you from posting. Players who abuse this trust and respect will be considered in violation of rule 12 and booted from the sim, no exceptions. If we don't hear from you for over two weeks to a month (usually a month) you will be booted. You disrespected not only the sim, but your other players by disrespecting their JP's they have with you as well as potential JP's you should be a part of.

To all other players who communicate and keep up with us, thank you. You are the type of players we want.

I will be further posting the rules on the website in a clear spot, under "Rules" which can be found under "Main" on the right side of the website page.

Thank you for your time,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


» Concerning Inactive Players

Posted on Monday August 17th, 2020 @ 1:53pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Out of Character

Dear Crew of the USS Poseidon,

Over the next few weeks I'll be more hard on inactive players. This means players who do not communicate. You may notice the number of individuals who are active dwindle, this will be normal. Of all the players who have been on the USS Poseidon, the majority of our long-term players have no issue in informing us about anything, about needing Leave (since we have a free LOA policy), and about their activity. Sometimes folks don't have inspiration to write for a few weeks, and that's normal, and that's okay with me because they communicated that with me. However there have been a few who do not and who I have my eye on.

Recently due to several weeks of inactivity I kicked Amelia from the game. This player had basically left my XO, 2XO, and my 3XO in the dark - as well as their department head - and just decided not to care anymore. They refused to contact me back when I attempted, several times (especially when I was in the hospital), to communicate with them. There is a limit to my patience as your CO and Game Master, and this player reached it. They were given their character information in DM and two days to take what information they needed of their character from the website, and still no communication. Afterwards, they were kicked from the discord and removed from the website.

No communication is not tolerable. Players who join and do not communicate over a period of several weeks will be kicked. If I don't hear from you, or I don't have a valid excuse, you will be kicked. Players, like our long-standing players who've been here a while, are not under threat because they have the ability to communicate like respectful people. To all others, take this as a warning, I will not tolerate disrespect to myself or my ship and crew by you leaving us in the dark. You will be written off and excused.

We have a FREE LEAVE OF ABSENCE policy on this ship which only takes a few seconds to a few minutes to go through. After that, you tell us how much leave you need, and we give it. We are *very* liberal with our leave policies and *very* forgiving with players who communicate issues with posting for periods - but that's what it requires, COMMUNICATION. You have to do your part to show us the respect required to give you the respect you deserve. No communication to staff and fellow players equals no player commitment, and will be grounds for removal from this sim here on out.

Thank you,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


» State of the Sim: August 16th, 2020

Posted on Friday August 14th, 2020 @ 3:03pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News

Hello Crew,

As we move further into the Month of August in 2020 and closer to September, let us all remember the valiant efforts of our front line workers and medical professionals. As you are aware, I came down with COVID-19 around the 29th of July. It has been a grueling and hard experience, and I want to thank each and every one of you for being there for me during that time. I'd also like to apologize for my general absences and express my commitment to continuing to Command the USS Poseidon. You are all like family to me, and I want to make sure we keep going at a good pace for everyone to enjoy.

Around this Month, a few of our crew celebrated their one-year anniversaries on the SIM! I was very expressive on the Discord in our #announcements channel about my appreciation and I wanted to extend that appreciation to our general news announcement. In brief, here's a thank you to those crew members:

--To Commander Kanaka Shakura, for being a stalwart friend and partner in the operation of this sim, thank you for one year of participation on the sim!

--To Major Phoebe Graydon, for being a stalwart friend and helping to get the ball rolling originally and sticking around to help us further, thank you for one year of participation on the sim!

--To Lt. Cmndr. Karn, for being an awesome and funny guy and general hero of the community, thank you for one year of participation on the sim!

--To Lt. Cmndr. Neteri Shannon, for having lovable and memorable characters with such impact, thank you for one year of participation on the sim!

--To Lt. Cmndr. Freya Mannerheim, for being a critical part of the community and a valued friend to most, thank you for one year of participation on the sim!

--To Lt. Hibiki Zh'kallas, for being a valued friend and confidant through the year of operation of this sim and being a loved member of the community, thank you for one year of participation on the sim!

--To Cadet Freshman Daisey Stanier, we hope to see you again soon and we know the hardship going on, we hope for the best, and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for one year of participation on the sim!

That's all for the shoutouts.

I'd like to personally congratulate Lt. Cmndr. T'Pri also on their recent successes in Pegasus Fleet with their goal as CO of their own SIM. Players like T'Pri are the very reason the USS Poseidon exists today. It has always been my goal to create and foster an atmosphere to encourage players to seek those heights, and I am very honored when I hear of such players on my sim aiming for their goals like that. To everyone who has before and will ever, Congratulations and thank you. Never stop dreaming.

If any player on the USS Poseidon ever needs help being assigned to the Academy, don't hesitate to contact me via DM on Discord. I will personally place you on the waiting list and make sure things get situated. There is an XO 9First Officer) course available and a CO (Commanding Officer) course available. If requested, I will gladly help where I can to see you achieve your goals and my DM is always open to help with ideas.

Lastly, the USS Poseidon will be working on finishing our promotions and awards posts so that our characters can be properly promoted. I have a doctors appointment on the 17th and I hope either before or after then I should move things along. Thank you to everyone for your patience with me.

Sincerely,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


» We're Formally Docked to Starbase 47! Begin Leave!

Posted on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 @ 3:32pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement

Dear Crew,

With the completion of (https://poseidon.pegasusfleet.site/index.php/sim/viewpost/176) "A Mystery, Part 3: Act on the Message" and the posting of (https://poseidon.pegasusfleet.site/index.php/sim/viewpost/187) "Arrival at Starbase 47, I can now formally declare leave for the Crew of the USS Poseidon! The earlier announcement entry before this one (https://poseidon.pegasusfleet.site/index.php/main/viewnews/37 "Upcoming Posting Opportunities") gave plenty of ideas to start with your JP's for your characters off time. Feel free to explore the lingering after effects of battle, perhaps mourning friends, or even enjoying life. If anyone wants to JP with a member of staff, regardless of position, feel free to DM us on Discord or PM on website (discord preferred). Additionally, don't be afraid to contact your fellow crew or departments to initiate friendly JP's!

Have fun! Next few weeks to a month (two if necessary) will be leave time! Let's explore our potential!

Sincerely,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


» Upcoming Posting Opportunities

Posted on Tuesday July 7th, 2020 @ 6:56pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News

Dear Crew,

Hey ya'll, so when we're done with our last few remaining posts for awards and interactions, here's a few good ideas to think about for JP's concerning your characters upcoming off-time:

1. Visiting the Arboretum on the ship
2. Housecleaning on the ship
3. Run a holodeck program
4. Joining the ships knitting club
5. Start a club!
6. Play a poker club
7. A situation involving a holocall
8. Dealing with family, an ex, a situation
9. Touring Starbase 49!
10. Touring the Poseidon!
11. Shenanigans on your off time!
12. Taking a walk outside the ship! In a spacesuit!
13. Visiting a nearby planet!
14. Training or cross-training for a new position on ship! You can have two positions, you know!

...Et cetera...

The possibilities are endless! Feel free to contact a member of the Command Staff if you need help or want any participants. Also feel free to reach out to your fellow crewmates to ask if they want to join you!

Keep up the good work,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


Latest Mission Posts

» The Gorn Equation

Mission: S1-A1-Ep. 1: Spectrophobia
Posted on Sunday September 20th, 2020 @ 11:49am by Lieutenant Commander Paul Sharpe & Lieutenant Lazarus Kord

[ON]

During their downtime, Lazarus Kord had been frequenting the ships main engineering to assist with repairs. His background at shipyard maintenance and repair had gained him some reputation with the dockworkers on Starbase 47, though the sensitive and classified parts had been thankfully left out. They had invited the…


» Awards, Recognitions, and Promotions; PART 2

Mission: S1-A1-Ep. 1: Spectrophobia
Posted on Saturday September 19th, 2020 @ 2:34pm by Lieutenant Commander T'Pri & Captain Franklin Johnson & Lieutenant Commander Nivora T'vek & Major Phoebe Graydon & Lieutenant Hibiki Zh'kallas & Lieutenant Damian Kane & Commodore Gregory Paladin & Lieutenant Oscar Vladinchi & Lieutenant Lazarus Kord & Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Payne

[ON]

========== [45 Minutes Later] ==========

Nearly forty-five minutes later, the Commodore approached the Podium with his trusty Vulcan Ensign Aide. The two discussed something in private on the stage as the crowd around the Recreation Lounge mingled before parting again, the Vulcan Ensign taking his position near a stack…


» The New Chief Science Officer

Mission: S1-A1-Ep. 1: Spectrophobia
Posted on Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 @ 12:04pm by Commodore Gregory Paladin & Lieutenant Oscar Vladinchi & Lieutenant Lazarus Kord & Lieutenant JG Sam Perkins

[ON]

Lieutenant Lazarus Kord was not a very sociable individual. His past played a part in that, but the rest most certainly had to do with the fact that he was one of the few Gorn in Starfleet. Walking through the crowds of multiple races and species on Starbase 47…


» Intelligence analysis: Cognitive traps 301

Mission: Shakedown Cruise
Posted on Thursday August 27th, 2020 @ 3:11pm by Lieutenant Commander T'Pri

Lieutenant Commander T'Pri stode into the classroom to teach her cadets.

"Please take your seats, Cadets. Today's course will be on the cognitive traps of Intelligence analysis.

Intelligence analysis is a way of reducing the ambiguity of highly ambiguous situations. Many analysts prefer the middle-of-the-road explanation, rejecting high or low…


» A Nice Cup of Tea

Mission: S1-A1-Ep. 1: Spectrophobia
Posted on Monday August 24th, 2020 @ 6:46pm by Captain Franklin Johnson & Lieutenant Commander Nivora T'vek

[ON]

In the aftermath of their departure, and in the aftermath of his shift, Franklin had reached out to his Chief Medical Officer for a personal visit. Last time they had talked it was under the guise of official business; medical checkup and all that entails. In that checkup, he…


Latest Personal Logs

» [Backlog] Chief Counsellor's Log - Lt. Freya Svanirsdottir / Mannerheim #02

Posted on Monday July 27th, 2020 @ 3:12pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura

Chief Counsellor's Log, Stardate 70639.6.

I met with Lieutenant Freya Svanirsdottir - who has chosen to now go by the last name 'Mannerheim', and will be referred to as such henceforth in these logs - this morning after our successful departure this morning from Starbase 99. We started with pleasantries,…


» "I Am Not a Hero"

Posted on Saturday July 25th, 2020 @ 3:53pm by Lieutenant Commander Neteri "Ikran" Shannon

Plopping on her couch in her quarters, she broke down crying. Between the award ceremony and the funeral ceremony, she was emotionally spent. Ripping the uniform from her body, she ran I to the shower and let go the hurt, and pain. She cried like a baby. It was not…


» [BACKLOG] Chief Counsellor's Log - Lt. Neteri "Ikran" Shannon #01

Posted on Friday July 24th, 2020 @ 3:28pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura

Chief Counsellor's Log, Stardate 70631.4.

Lieutenant Neteri "Ikran" Shannon, the Poseidon's Starfighter Group Commander, came into my office this morning rather abruptly and in a dishevelled state. She's in a heightened emotional state of distress, currently experiencing traumatic flashbacks to memories rather left behind, particularly in the wake of the…


» It happened so fast

Posted on Friday July 10th, 2020 @ 3:14am by Lieutenant Damian Kane

"Turn your wounds into wisdom"
-Oprah Winfrey-

Brothers;

I hope you are all doing well. I miss our mountainside monastery. On top of the Gyachung Kang Mountain. Its a beautiful pace. And I will admit, I miss it so. Especially in the mornings. Dawn was always my favorite time for…


» "What On Earth Happened? "

Posted on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 @ 8:41pm by Lieutenant Commander Neteri "Ikran" Shannon

Neteri was sitting in the pilots ready room trying to make sense of what just happened.
"Computer record personal log"

My orders were to scout around and see if we could find out just what was shadowing the Poseidon if anything was. I had just finished doing that when something…