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

» 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


» Short Announcement: Our new 3XO, Lt. Cmdr. Nivora T'vek

Posted on Sunday July 5th, 2020 @ 4:41am by Captain Franklin Johnson in Out of Character

Howdy folks!

Most of you saw the brief announcement in the discord about our resident Chief Medical Officer, Lieutenant Commander Nivora T'vek, being promoted to our Third Officer. This is a new position for the ship, one which we are going to keep formalized as a sort of "head of departments" type of a deal. His promotion provides the Command Staff with the necessary presence to be, in effect, available at most intervals to respond to your needs.

While we're still working through the details, don't be afraid to contact T'vek concerning any issues. He's there to help! Thanks T'vek!

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


» State of the Sim: Beginning of July, 2020

Posted on Saturday July 4th, 2020 @ 5:48pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News

Howdy folks!

It's been a while and I apologize. Changes have happened on board the Poseidon. Folks have left, folks have arrived, and in between we still have a fresh and interesting plot playing out. While the plot itself was devised nearly a year back, it's just now having the time to get on its feet in the real world. We've decided in the Command Staff that moving forward we're going to be a little bit more maneuverable and adaptable as we progress. This means that we're going to place less emphasis on the strictest word of the situation and more on evolving with the ever changing scenerio.

More on that in a future release.

In the meantime, we've arrived at Starbase 47! Congratulations to all the crew who have stuck around this far in this wonderful achievement for our sim! It's been a hard road, but we're finally here! Our halfway point! The future is open while the USS Poseidon undergoes her repairs from the malicious attack from those two Sabre-class vessels, the Cain and Abel. Without the USS Pitchfork, an old Akula-class vessel, to save us we likely had been overun! Due to no small part of the bravery of our fighters, we appeared to have the upper hand at the time before the Pitchfork arrived! This may bode well for future events.

Right now the crew should concentrate on shore leave activities or catching up on things they have neglected. We also have a few new crew coming in, and a new Chief Engineering Officer! Wonderful of us to leave the Poseidon in such a mess, eh?

Welcome to all our new crew, and thank you to all the crew who have stayed with us. To those who have contributed and are now gone, we miss you and wish you were here!

I'll get more in later, but for now, feel free to post away activities on Starbase 47 or on the Poseidon.

Have fun!
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon

P.S. Don't forget! If your character is due for a promotion in character, let us know so we can include ya'll in the in-character promotion ceremonies planned.


» State of the Sim; Mid-May 2020

Posted on Monday May 18th, 2020 @ 6:08pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News

Hey folks!

First, I want to give my heartfelt thanks to all our players who have decided to stay on board with us during these trying times. I understand that the world is slowly adjusting to the reality of what we are dealing with. Parts of the world, the state I live in specifically, has already started to try to partially open the economy back up. This means a return to some state of normalcy, and lots of people moving about. That said, this also means that a lot of sims will be picking up soon. I wanted to express that thanks that each and every one of you, from the Command Level down to our most dedicated Crewmember, stayed with us and continues to do so. Without you, this sim would be nothing.

THANK YOU!

Moving forward, the job I attained as the crisis started is the one I still have; I am still a truck driver. My days have stayed the same insofar as being off - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, sometimes part of Monday if I'm lucky like today! I will try my best to use my tablet on the road to answer tags, however I cannot guarantee that I can. That said, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the two days I can and will be able to answer tags. Normally I'd also add here that the Command Staff will be able to move things along in my absence, however due to the ongoing crises and the fact my XO is a University Teacher and my 2XO is a medical professional, I ask your humblest of patience with them and myself.

Some exciting news! During the last few weeks I've been working with select crew to get things moving. We have a mystery afoot! By this Friday the first part of this mystery will be posted, and I am excited! I'm already working with select crew on part three and, before long, part four will be in planning. This mystery is entirely plot-centric and based, and has been months in planning. I am super excited to be deploying it now!

Thank you to all the players working with me on this, and all the ones who will. I am doing my best to include every possible player who has a character specific to this mystery, if I am unable to I am doing my best to do NPC tags with others who may not. All around, I hope I am getting to everyone and providing my excellent crew with the attention they deserve! If you at any time feel left out, please let me know!

On the note of JP's, feel free to JP with anyone! Remember there are not any restrictions. If you have any confusion feel free to ask a member of the Command Staff or see the channel #rules-and-info on the discord.

Because of you, our crew, the Poseidon stays afloat. Thank you again from the bottom of the Command Staff's and my own heart. You all mean the world to us, and to me. Thank you so much. Our best is always in the works!

Sincerely,
Captain Franklin Shane Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


Latest Mission Posts

» The Calm before the Storm

Mission: S1-A1-Ep. 1: Spectrophobia
Posted on Tuesday July 14th, 2020 @ 4:47am by Lieutenant Damian Kane & Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Payne & Enlisted Cadet Sarah O'Toole

" I always like to look at the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter"
-Walt Disney-

ON:

It was the day of the Memorial ceremony. And SO much needed to be done. Damian Kane had been most of the…


» Paradise Present

Mission: Shakedown Cruise
Posted on Thursday July 9th, 2020 @ 5:11pm by Lieutenant Damian Kane & Lieutenant Amelia Forsyth-Coyle

"If you are going through Hell, Keep going."
-Winston Churchill-

ON:

The duty shift aboard the USS Poseidon was starting out like many other. People were walking around, getting to their duty shifts on time. It was almost the magic hour. The hour which one shift looks at another. And…


» Arrival at Starbase 47

Mission: S1-A1-Ep. 1: Spectrophobia
Posted on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 @ 3:19pm by Captain Franklin Johnson

[START]

By some miracle, none of the critical supplies being ferried on the Poseidon had been lost in the battle between the rogue elements of Starfleet. It was a small blessing to be had amongst the several dozens of good cadets, crewmen, and officers now dead; families torn too soon…


» A Mystery, Part 3: Act on the Message

Mission: S1-A1-Ep. 1: Spectrophobia
Posted on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 @ 3:00pm by Commodore Gregory Paladin & Captain Franklin Johnson & Lieutenant Lazarus Kord & Commander Kanaka Shakura & Lieutenant Commander Karn Karn & Lieutenant Commander Freya Mannerheim & Lieutenant Commander Neteri "Ikran" Shannon & Lieutenant Hibiki Zh'kallas & Lieutenant Shalmira Heddan & Lieutenant T'Pri & Lieutenant Damian Kane & Lieutenant Amelia Forsyth-Coyle & Staff Sergeant Maximilian Pfaffenheim & Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Payne

"In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see." Mr. Spock, in "The Tholian Web"

[START]

"Ms. Mannerhiem, may I see you in my Ready Room?" Franklin asked as he passed into the bridge and through the Foyer. All too quickly he arrived to his Ready Room.…


» Chaotic Terrain

Mission: Shakedown Cruise
Posted on Monday July 6th, 2020 @ 12:43pm by Lieutenant Shalmira Heddan

ON:

The sun, already little more than a crimson smear in the pink blush expanse of sky, darkened as the small moon Phobos passed across causing a brief partial eclipse. The shadows darkened beneath the jagged outcrops and jutting crimson regolith rock that made up much of Mars’ upper mantle.…


Latest Personal Logs

» 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…


» I know I saw him.

Posted on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 @ 4:01pm by Commodore Gregory Paladin

Computer, begin log. Place this log under the classification of Level 5 Starfleet Rank Access Level, Command Authorization Code Alpha-Alpha-One-Nine-Five-Foxtrot-Gamma-Nine-Seven by authorization of Commodore Gregory Paladin.

The computer chirps in response, then replies with, "Access Code Accepted. This personal log is now classified under Command Level Access 5. Proceed with…


» The Weight of Command

Posted on Wednesday July 8th, 2020 @ 3:49pm by Captain Franklin Johnson

Computer, begin log.

After what has come to be known as the Battle of the Bright Nebula, I have found myself in a particularly bad situation. After directing my bridge crew to continue operations to Starbase 47, I departed the bridge for this very Ready Room to release my emotions.…


» The Illusion of Isolation

Posted on Friday June 26th, 2020 @ 4:38am by Lieutenant Shalmira Heddan

ON:

The black, warm sand was damp underfoot as her bare feet left an evanescent trail along the moonlit crescent beach. Of the three moons of Tyrus two hung gibbous just above the horizon, their reflections glimmering on the oceans expanse. The third moon, and by far the largest, Gion,…