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.
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.
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!
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!
-The U.S.S. Poseidon is a proud member of:
-The U.S.S. Poseidon operates within:
Task Force 11
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
Posted on Monday May 18th, 2020 @ 6:08pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News
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.
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!
Captain Franklin Shane Johnson
Posted on Wednesday April 22nd, 2020 @ 11:29am by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement
I hope all of you are well and safe. I want to first thank all our crew who are essential workers and/or first responders, you have made this trying time for all of society much easier thanks to your sacrifices. Thank you so much for the effort you've put into keeping civilization running, and thank you for putting in the good work for the good fight. We all thank you!
I also want to extend my sincere well wishes for the crew who are and have been away since the start of the epidemic. The Poseidon maintains its free LOA policy, and considering the epidemic and the situation at large, no one in Command Staff nor myself presses the issue of the absences. We maintain the SIM should be second priority to all other issues. Please, take care of yourself and yours first!
Moving on, the USS Poseidon has a little mystery going on! Right now we've moved onto part two of our "A Mystery" series, where we're exploring a strange mystery that could potentially save the Poseidon future troubles! This series has a lot of openings for crew and interactions thereof, and even though I am super busy, I would love if the crew who want to get involved would DM me or message me their interest and we can plan which NPC you'd like me to use - or add you to an existing JP.
The Command Staff of the USS Poseidon is doing their best to keep things moving, even if it is a snails pace, but even that in itself is still movement! Don't be shy, if you want a JP, even if slow at pace, ask! I would love to use any of the NPC's I have, or my own PC's, to help you during this trying time.
As a final note, to those in our community who have lost loved ones to this epidemic, know that we are all here for you. We love you and we are always open to providing a shoulder. To those who have endured this virus, perhaps are enduring, we stand beside you. We are here for you if you need us for moral or any other support. Stay strong everyone, stay safe, stay healthy, and remember that the Poseidon remains vigilant for your return.
Captain Franklin Johnson
Posted on Tuesday March 31st, 2020 @ 1:30pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement
To add to my previous announcement, your First Officer, Commander Kanaka Shakura, has worked diligently to offer you verbose and easy to read mission notes which you can easily observe each time you click to post a mission post. We as a unified Command Staff all reviewed and approved them and believe they reflect entirely this mission we're on. They'll be easily readable and available each time from the website, no need to go back and forth from the discord anymore!
You can show these mission notes by clicking the "SHOW/HIDE" button just under the banner, whenever you click "Write Mission Post". A dropdown will display with the mission notes. I'll paste them here for easy reading as well.
Tasked with delivering vital medical supplies to Starbase 129 near the Cardassian Border, the U.S.S. Poseidon undertakes her maiden voyage in earnest. As the crew begins to find her steps, spectres of their personal and collective pasts come back to haunt them, with implications far beyond what any of them could have anticipated...
The U.S.S. Poseidon is carrying critically required medical supplies and other forms of industrial equipment in order to support Federation efforts to alleviate the growing humanitarian crisis developing in Cardassian space due to the tremors still felt by the outcome of the Dominion War.
The Poseidon is scheduled to have a layover at Starbase 47, where it will offload some supplies and passengers before taking on the remainder of it's mission cargo, some new crew and passengers. From there it will venture to Starbase 129, where it will offload the supplies and complete its mission. Starfleet expects this to be completed within a month's time - two months at a stretch - so time is of the essence.
Alongside this, revelations made by Doctor T'vek, the ship's Chief Medical Officer, have suggested that the death of the fighter ace Lieutenant Pavan was more than just an accident. By the Commander's orders, the crew must work together to conclude this investigation and determine the culprit behind this potential foul play.
1) The U.S.S. Poseidon must reach Starbase 129 within a month's time. The rendezvous at Starbase 47 cannot be ignored. It will be down to Flight Control and Command to determine the pace of the ship, being aware that events which may transpire will influence these decisions.
Once the Poseidon reaches Starbase 47, there will be a brief interlude before the mission continues. Command will address this when the time comes
2) The crew should attempt to make a conclusive finding on the circumstances that led to Lieutenant Pavan's death. It will be down to the crew as a whole to decide how they wish to conduct this investigation. Command has ordered that the initial investigation team should combine the efforts of Security & Tactical, Medical, Science and Intelligence. Any further involvement from other departments is permissible, should the crew deem it necessary.
3) Continue to carry out the Poseidon's stated mission of being an Academy Training Ship; assist the crew and the cadets in settling in to their new living spaces and duties.
MISSION RULES AND GUIDELINES
1) Character Deaths: At this time, Character Deaths are not permissible, unless first agreed by the Command Staff and the Player(s) in question.
2) Outcome to the Investigation: While the players are strongly encouraged to use their creativity to determine the outcome of the investigation to Lieutenant Pavan, it is important that the Player(s) clear this with Command first. The reasons for this will become clear as we venture further into the mission.
3) General Etiquette: No godmodding. No metagaming. No flamebaiting or griefing. PG-13 rules apply.
1) Be Creative: Unlike the Prelude missions, this mission is meant to be very freeform and exploratory. Apart from the stated Mission Objectives and Rules above, a lot of what happens will be up to you as players. Use this as an opportunity to not only further your character's personal development and relationships with one another, but to also explore the environment of the ship and help to make it feel like a living space.
The Command Staff is also open to ideas for excursions from the stated mission path should players feel they have a good idea that helps with both character and plot development. However, please respect that any decision which is made is final; there's always the possibility that if it is rejected now, it may turn up later.
2) Utilise your Command Staff: As well as being players with characters of our own in the sim, we are in essence your Dungeon Masters (DMs). Feel free to utilise us for this purpose: If you need something from an 'off-screen' character or entity, or need results from a computer diagnostic etc. - ask us and we will happily provide.
The Command Staff will, from time to time, release certain details and information. These will be highlighted to the relevant player(s) when it occurs, and should be utilised by them as they see fit.
3) Challenges: Throughout the Mission, we as Command Staff will - judging on your actions thus far and those you continue to make - set up challenge scenarios which are intended to not only provide a fun and engaging narrative for the sim, but to also encourage greater cooperation and teamwork amongst players.
Whenever a challenge arises, players will need to deduce:
(a) The problem (if not immediately obvious);
(b) The source of the problem (if not immediately obvious);
(c) Potential solution(s);
(d) Who amongst the crew is best suited to dealing with the issue, be that on an individual or departmental level.
The purpose of this is to make use of your roles as characters and give the Poseidon the sense of being a real Starfleet vessel. The Command Staff is again open to creative and interesting ideas from the players on interesting challenges that could occur. The only caveat is that any challenge you devise cannot be for yourself (otherwise that would be too easy).
4) Your actions will have consequences: The Command Staff is following everything that transpires on the ship, and already some of these actions have been utilised to inform our critical plot moments, challenge scenarios, and decisions. It is worth keeping in mind that this is all done to give you all a sense of agency in the setting (i.e. that what you do actually does matter).
Sometimes the consequences will be positive, other times negative. This is never meant as a punishment, but as a way of being engaging and as dynamic a sim as possible.
Therefore, you're strongly encouraged to keep track of what happens on the ship, and if your character is party to something, do strongly consider what consequences their actions might have before you take them.
Thank you Commander, very awesome work! And thank all! Keep up the good work.
Captain Franklin Johnson
Posted on Tuesday March 31st, 2020 @ 1:14pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News
Long time no talk! I've been on the road, and there's plenty of trucks on it. No matter what you hear, what you see, what you're told, so long as there is a truck on the road the United States has an economy. It doesn't matter if planes don't fly or trains don't run as often, what matters is the trucks. The big rigs. They deliver the supplies directly where no plane or train can. So remember that and take confidence. Let that be your inspiration. Remember, thank a Trucker today if you see one! They're sacrificing a lot being out there restocking stores and hospitals and everywhere else, literally.
As always, thank those in civil services; medical, firefighters, police, military, teachers, water works, power companies, et cetera, you name it. They're sacrificing a lot to keep the lights and civilization running as well!
On a lighter note, we've moved into our next mission. Feel free to go posting if you want, find a buddy and do your thing. I will say honestly now it will be slow going for the next month as we all deal with this epidemic. Do not fool yourselves, I nor no one on the Command Staff expects you to be here during a time like this. We would appreciate the activity, but to demand such is absolutely insane. Instead, if in your free time you get inspired, feel free to write. Ping us, anyone of us, and if I'm home or someone in command staff is available, we'll gladly help. Furthermore, feel free to ping any crew member. Whatever you can provide in activity helps keep the story going. We appreciate your sacrifices as well, staying home and safe, and we hope you're all well and healthy.
If any of you need anything, never hesitate to ask,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Posted on Wednesday March 18th, 2020 @ 5:46pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Out of Character
I know this is another repeat from the discord, but I've invited several fellow commanding officers from Pegasus Fleet to bring up some advertisements on our discord. They're doing that to allow you some alternatives while the Poseidon idles during this incredibly trying time for the Command Staff. I appreciate ya'lls understanding, I love ya'll, and I want to make sure you all have every avenue open to be creative and have something to do during this epidemic. I know some or most of ya'll are probably in isolation, so don't ever think we feel negative about anyone joining other sims.
When activity picks up again on the Poseidon we'll be here, and it will I promise you. For now feel free to explore those alternatives on our discord advertised by Pegasus Fleet's finest in #sim-advertisements.
Thank you all so much for your patience with us.
Captain Franklin Johnson
Latest Mission Posts
Lazarus was not fitting in. It wasn't the fact that everyone hated him; everyone liked him, or were at the very least indifferent, and he was generally treated with respect and given a wide berth. It also wasn't the fact that he was different - this was the Federation,…
The Captain and Exec had suggested to Lt T'Pri to follow up on her investigation with Dr. T'Vek. She made an appointment for 0800 in the morning.
The Vulcan Intel chief also had to have a physical and to drop off her medical records.
Most of the information T'Pri…
T'Pri working in her office had been going over the weekly transmissions and dispatches. These included both intelligence related and otherwise, when she discovered a coded message that was missed by the computer. It was very subtly embedded and almost like a Federation code. However when she ran the…
With little to do in the early morning hours just before his shift, the Commander decided to head to the Officer's Mess a deck below the bridge to grab a bite to eat. Normally when he had been busy, he would have secluded himself in his Ready Room away from…
Neteri was sitting at her usual table looking over the crew members that were already there and those that were coming in. She was hoping to make another friend today and the lounge seemed the best place to do so. Since Pavan's death, it was hard for her to…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Wednesday April 8th, 2020 @ 3:40pm by Lieutenant T'Pri
Chief of Intelligence Log Stardate 9404.08
Lieutenant T'Pri reporting:
I've been going over the weekly transmissions; both intelligence related and otherwise, when I stumbled onto a coded message that was missed by the computer. It's very subtle and almost like a Federation code. However when I ran the coded algorithm…
Posted on Saturday February 29th, 2020 @ 11:54pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura
INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED
ATTN: Lieutenant T'Pri, U.S.S. Poseidon
RE: Intelligence Brief
As you are by now no doubt aware, you are being transferred to the U.S.S. Poseidon - a Miranda-Class Escort Destroyer - whose present mission from Starfleet Command is to deliver critical supplies…
Posted on Saturday February 29th, 2020 @ 9:22pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura
ATTN: Command and Senior Officers, U.S.S. Poseidon
RE: Mission Brief for Cardassian Union Relief Effort
The U.S.S. Poseidon has been tasked to ferry critical medical and engineering supplies to Starbase 129 in order to support ongoing relief efforts in Cardassian Space during the…
Posted on Thursday February 20th, 2020 @ 9:03pm by Staff Sergeant Maximilian Pfaffenheim
"Computer, open personal log, Staff Sergeant Maximilian Pfaffenheim.
The arrival and first days on the ship have been less problematic in most aspects than anticipated. When I was transferred to B Platoon on the Ford, that was a mess on an entirely other scale. Still, I have seen better. The…
Posted on Monday February 3rd, 2020 @ 1:15am by Lieutenant Neteri "Ikran" Shannon
"Computer Open personal log, Neteri "Ikran" Shannon"
"Log open, ready to record...."
"These last few weeks have taken their toll on me. With Pavens death, the investigation, and its final out come have been hard to accept.
I know what I saw and I know what I heard and what…