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.

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 Underway!

Posted on Monday February 24th, 2020 @ 6:26am by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement

Dear Crew,

With completion and posting of "Departure", we have come full circle from the original incident which caused the USS Poseidon to return to spacedock; that of the death of a crewmember. Realistically, this death was sparked by the departure of a valued player who had not left any communication on what to do with their character or how to properly move forward. It was an interesting time for the Command Staff then, and I decided as lead Game Master and Commanding Officer that we should use this opportunity to give our players a better chance to further describe their characters. It was a gamble, a huge one, but it paid off.

Since that point, we have gained many crew members, and lost some more; valued crew, each and all. It has been a long, hard road for us to get from there to here, but we're finally here, launching from Starbase 99 on our maiden voyage to Starbase 47, then onto Starbase 129 to complete our mission. The culmination of effort, creativity, and imagination that went into this has helped us achieve this wonderful moment. Most of all, each and every player who contributes and has contributed has had a significant impact on how our sim has developed. I want to thank all of you, from the bottom of my heart, a thank you I cannot express beyond words.

You all mean the world to me.

Moving forward, over the next week I will keep the mission group "Shakedown Cruise" open. Your ships First Officer, Commander Kanaka Shakura, has gone to considerable lengths to flesh out the mission groups in better detail - and properly and appropriately dog me to provide an accurate mission description that everyone can understand. I hope sincerely I have contributed to that, as Kanaka has become an invaluable resource for this ship due not only to their efforts, but furthermore their creativity and excellence. You can find these changes by looking under Sim > Mission Groups, but I'll provide a link to make it easier.

https://poseidon.pegasusfleet.site/index.php/sim/missions/group

As you can see, the level of detail and explanation speaks for itself. Wonderful job, Commander!

After the completion of this week-long waiting period, we will formally close "Shakedown Cruise" to complete "Season One: The Paladin Conspiracy - Prelude" officially. We have within this mission group three missions that we, as a crew, have not only grown together in, but contributed immensly to the canon of our ship from. Those missions being that of: "Getting to know the XO", "Departure and Trial Run", and finally "Shakedown Cruise". As I said before, it has been a long road, but we're finally here!

I encourage all our players to use this brief interim between mission groups to finalize their Joint Posts and plan out further ventures. That way once the new mission starts, no one is confused as to which direction they should go. Remember that this is an open-creativity sim; we not hamper your creativity, we encourage it! If you ever have any questions on a direction your desired Joint Post should take, never hesitate to contact a member of your Command Staff.

Finally, some announcements.

1.) Starting in March, your Command Officer, Franklin Johnson, will be switching job professions to utilize further his CDL license. This will take down the time during the week to observe the sim, though not completely as during access times for his phone, he will be checking the discord. The Command Staff have already discussed and planned out for this accordingly. The Commanding Officer is not stepping down, simply moving IRL jobs to better situate himself. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to voice them!

2.) Starting through the month of March, or very soon to it, your First Officer, Commander Kanaka Shakura, will be taking time away from the sim necessary to further their studies and responsibilities in real life. This is an extremely necessary and critical condition concerning not only their job profession, but furthermore their education and life situation. Pease be considerate during this time and give the appropriate space but otherwise remains approachable.

3. Your ships Second Officer, Major Phoebe Graydon (Puppy on Discord), will be assisting during the month of March the community due to their downtime that is expected during this period. As far as has been discussed, the Major should be available during this period when the rest of the Command Staff might be unavailable. Remember that at all times, there will always be someone available to take your concerns, questions, and comments! Please also be respectful and considerate as this time is also considered their vacation time.

4. As stated before, and to clarify, through the week of Feb. 24th, 2020, we will be completing "Shakedown Cruise". Remember to use this time to finalize any and all Joint Posts up to and until we roll over into the next mission group, which is "Season One: The Paladin Conspiracy - Act One". Once in this mission group, you're more than free to explore your characters potentials!

That's all for general announcements. I'd like to take this time to emphasize that due to recent events, the ships LOA policy remains the same; free to use at all times, with any excuse. There will be situations in all our lives that drag us away from the sim. That's okay! We here at the Poseidon's Command Staff understand that deeply and intimiately. Utilize our free LOA policy by contacting us and informing us, then setting yourself on the approproate LOA level (extended LOA or just LOA). If you can, we ask that you complete any outstanding Joint Posts first, however this is not always possible. If in the case it isn't, we ask you inform those you are JPing with to give advance notice. Again, sometimes this isn't possible either, so feel free to inform the Command Staff in those cases and we'll happily handle the paperwork!

You all mean the world to us here as our players, we appreciate and value you, so we will do whatever we can to accomadate your needs within sensible reason. Thank you sincerely for being our players!

If there's anything else I've forgotten, expect additional announcements during the week. I'm sure there is because this was drafted and sent in my time of morning, so look forward to any additions later on! Have a safe week my friends! Thanks for all you do on our sim!

Sincerely,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


» Concerning Timelines & Other Details

Posted on Sunday February 16th, 2020 @ 5:05pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura in Sim Announcement

Fellow Crewmates,

Here on the U.S.S. Poseidon, our dream is to create a new and exciting experience for our players. We bring in a wide range of experience from not just the Trek simming community, but other corners of the text-based roleplaying realms of the internet, and our belief is that by combining these wide-ranging approaches to roleplay, we can create something that helps the Poseidon stand out above the rest. Not just in terms of the storytelling, but also in the structure and logistics of the story and the sim's management. So far, this seems to have served us pretty well, and I can't wait for it to bloom even more as we progress into the Main Story Arc.

That said, the Command Staff doesn't delude itself into believing we have all the answers, and we're always looking for feedback on the sim's progression and the structures we've put in place. After some such feedback, there has been a reconsideration in how the Timeline's feature has been implemented by our sim so far.

What has been attempted - which, to my knowledge, has not been tried anywhere else in Pegasus Fleet - is that we would keep track of events with a clear record of the Day and Time in which things transpired. Our first day, Day 000, was set on the day of our first attempted Departure. Following that, we set out the range of Days for the present Mission (e.g. 000-004 for Shakedown Cruise) along with a brief summary of any significant events that occurred on each day. It was hoped that by doing this it would not only assist the Command Staff in keeping track of events for the purposes of story-building, but would also help players in getting a clear sense of when things were happening and give them the ability to relate the goings on of their characters to other events transpiring across the ship.

However, after some conversation amongst the Command Staff following very helpful feedback from crew-members past and present, it was found that this system also had the opposite effect of making players feel restricted and under a little pressure to keep close track of the exact time and day. While this wasn't the intent, it's clear that this was potentially having an impact on creativity, and since that is at the forefront of what we do, the Command Staff has decided that the current system is unfeasible.

Therefore, once Shakedown Cruise is concluded, we will no longer be carrying forward the current "Day XXX - XXXX Hours" format with our posts. In future missions, crew members are encouraged to:

[>] Still make use of the Timeline feature, but instead of worrying about stating a specific time and day, use it to highlight when your post is happening in relation to "critical events" that have transpired and/or ongoing in the Mission. For example: "Following the Arrival of X"; "One Day Prior to X, Afternoon"

[>] There will be no strict formula for this. All we ask is that it gives players a clear idea of when your JP takes place.

[>] For said "critical events", Command Staff will still be internally observing the Days since Departure, purely for the purposes of our own story-building. Whenever a "critical event" transpires, we shall state a Day, and players can use those to determine roughly how much time has passed between the most current "critical event" and the last, just so that you have a sense of the time that has passed in the story.

[>] Should any players wish to, for whatever reason, provide a Day for their JPs Timeline or Personal Logs timestamp, they can request one from myself (Cmdr. Kanaka Shakura) and I will happily provide.

[>] For anyone curious, Day 000 is being treated as August 18th, 2393 by the Command Staff.

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I hope this is clear for everyone and proves to be an amicable solution going forward. Should there be any confusion in regards to this announcement, do not hesitate to get in touch with me via our Discord for clarification.

Aside from this, I felt I might as well take the time to mention that progress with Shakedown Cruise is going swimmingly. The Command Staff and I are optimistic that we will be able to conclude the mission by the end of this month, thus opening the door for us to move from the Prelude to the start of our Main Story Arc. More on that as we get closer to the time, but it is our hope that as we progress to our next mission - which is planned to be much more expansive and freeform than our other missions up to this point - you as players will feel even more enabled to create a dynamic and three-dimensional environment for not just your characters but also the ship at large.

Lastly, a reminder that should you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, you are encouraged to voice them freely to the Command Staff at any time. Either in the #suggestions-complaints channel of our Discord, or privately via Direct Message. As I said at the beginning, we're attempting to do things differently, but that doesn't mean there won't be a few knots along the way that need to get straightened out. It's because of all of you that any of this is possible, and it's from your suggestions and feedback that we are able to keep growing and improving.

Thank you all for all that you have done and continue to do to make the Poseidon the amazing ship that it is.

Yours,

Cmdr. Kanaka "Kana" Shakura
Executive Officer and Chief Counsellor
U.S.S. Poseidon


» Promotions and Updates: February 9th, 2020

Posted on Sunday February 9th, 2020 @ 3:24pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement

Crew of the USS Poseidon,

I greet you now in my first announcement as Captain of a Starship within Pegasus Fleet. It is a great honor for me to have this promotion, an achievement impossible without the hard work and dedication exhibited by my crew. You all represent the best qualities within Pegasus Fleet, a fact that I am more proud of as the days go by. As selfish a statement as that may be, and as proud as I am of other Commanding Officers and crew who are dear friends, I cannot and will not ignore said contributions by my crew and ship and the excellence they have performed to bring us here to this point. I look forward to serving you in our continued service to not only the story you help us create, but the contributions we as a community and sim bring to Pegasus Fleet. Without you, none of this would be possible.

To that end, I as Commanding Officer cannot in good faith extend my promotion to that only of myself, for even if I am warranted of said promotion, I cannot also in good faith take it upon myself as a success alone. That success belongs to all of you, who bring upon this sim and community the successes and ability of the Command Staff to act upon that success and build further our community sim to the heights it has seen. I have decided, therefore, that promotions are in order for those among us who have contributed and sacrificed the most for this community, as players, as human beings, and that these promotions are valid and warranted after deep discussions among the Command Staff. Whereupon decided and agreed, I have acted accordingly.

To those not promoted, to not despair. I have decided that the difference in promotions and awards should be visible and clear, and I wish to clarify to you that to also clear away any confusion. As you may be aware, the USS Poseidon holds probably the most awards within Pegasus Fleet - not without reason. These awards exist so I and the Command Staff can appropriately celebrate both In and Out Of Character achievements of our players and show support to those players as they contribute and excel within our sim. Sometimes they are given freely, especially concerning awards of longevity and marking a point of progression - sometimes rarely, in cases of the writers award and Captain's Merit. In either case, the awards exist on this ship to celebrate and provide merit to all my crew, for all possibilities, and to act accordingly to celebrate achievements and story progression where necessary.

Promotions, on the other hand, are something that I consider to be far more important and Out of Character. I seek to make the promotions a personal affair, that of special recognition and achievement that, when compounded by prior achievements and progression, warrant the special recognition and advancement of station with further responsibilities as not only the character grows, but also the player. To that end, this marks the separation between awards and promotions in my eyes, that thereby where an award would recognize the general achievements which are themselves special and duly warranted of recognition, promotions instead look to give special recognition to compounded achievements which usher in further success and growth for the community as a whole. I hope this explains my understanding and properly explains why I separate promotions and awards as I do.

Special circumstances story-wise do exist for promotions, and I am always open to a good story progression warranting in character promotion situations which also extend out of character. I consider these circumstances rare, but not unwarranted nor out of consideration.

To those not promoted but feeling thusly neglected, do not worry. The Command Staff have you in our sights and we are eagerly awaiting the appropriate time to celebrate your achievements properly. To us, to give out too many promotions at once stagnates the importance of the event, so please continue to offer us your patience and continued diligence to our community. You are all very special to us, as friends and players, and we are always eager to celebrate your successes. Some recognitions, we feel, deserve a slower process to enable all of us a chance to celebrate in those successes.

To that end, onto the promotions and reasonings therein. The following will contain the name of those promoted and the reasonings for that promotion. Please note that promotions, including that of the Captain himself, exist entirely Out of Character until we reach the appropriate story point In Character to present justification for said promotion. This is simply to ensure proper continuity, so please continue to ICly refer to your characters in their prior rank. OOCly you are free to utilize your new privileges.

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1st Promotion: That of Chief Flight Control Officer Lieutenant Freya Mannerheim promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

On behalf of the USS Poseidon's Commanding Officer, this promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Commander is given due to the excellence of dedication, duty, and outstanding achievements by Lieutenant Freya Mannerheim and the player behind the name. It is therefore prudent for the Commanding Officer to notate that this promotion is of a special quality, given accordingly due to the exhibited excellence of the character and player to not only their duty as stated player, but also due to their excellence in plot development and contributions as members of multiple sims. Whereupon joining the USS Poseidon on Friday August 9th, 2019 @ 12:04am US EST as a friend and fellow writer, Lieutenant Freya Mannerheim and the player behind the name has exhibited and performed accordingly to that which is expected of a player warranting excellence, that thereby their excellence and dedication to duty extended to other responsibilities, with their contributions therefore most visible in maintaining activity and story progression. That therefore also has the player achieved great strides despite personal struggles, hardships that span from emotional and physical and all between, to therefore their dedication to maintaining that thereof their duty on other sims including that therefore of the USS Poseidon, whereupon has their dedication and struggles bore fruit in their contributions to not only plot development but also of community oriented kinship and friendship bolstered by their hard work and efforts. That thereby Lieutenant Freya Mannerheim represents a special kind of excellence, rarely exhibited and conducted successfully and with such dedication, warranting therefore not only recognition but also a promotion as seen in the eyes of the Commanding Officer of the USS Poseidon.

So to that does therefore the Commanding Officer of the USS Poseidon, Captain Franklin Shane Johnson, hereby promote Lieutenant Freya Mannerheim and the player behind the name to that of Lieutenant Commander effective immediately upon posting of this promotion on this Day of the Ninth of February, in the Year Two-Thousand and Twenty and thereby represented thereof according to at the time of this posting the relevant date and time In Canon and In Character as agreed upon for the progression of the story and plot.


2nd Promotion: That of Chief Science Officer Lieutenant Canaan Serine promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

On behalf of the USS Poseidon's Commanding Officer, this promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Commander is given due the excellence of community oriented dedication and duty exhibited by Lieutenant Canaan Serine and the player behind the name. That therefore upon their joining of the sim, on Thursday August 15th, 2019 @ 11:27am US EST, has stated player exhibited without fail a wonderful exuberance that has transferred to the crew through not only their personality but also therefore their dedication to player-based interactions. This personality and dedication to duty not only for character progression but that of therefore their inspiration to crew members, led to their promotion from crewmember to Community Moderator on the USS Poseidon discord community whereupon they have continued to faithfully serve as an excellence in standards and community service. That thereby with all these efforts combined has the Commanding Officer of the USS Poseidon seen fit to award this achievement in excellence with a promotion to not only reflect the progression of the character therein, but also the player through their notable struggles and hardships that despite thereof they have given amicable and substantial community dedication that thereby with their notable contributions has assisted the community and sim to flourish.

So to that does therefore the Commanding Officer of the USS Poseidon, Captain Franklin Shane Johnson, hereby promote Lieutenant Canaan Serine and the player behind the name to that of Lieutenant Commander effective immediately upon posting of this promotion on this Day of the Ninth of February, in the Year Two-Thousand and Twenty and thereby represented thereof according to at the time of this posting the relevant date and time In Canon and In Character as agreed upon for the progression of the story and plot.


3rd Promotion: That of First Officer and Chief Counselor Lieutenant Commander Kanaka Shakura to the rank of Commander.

On behalf of the USS Poseidon's Commanding Officer, this promotion from Lieutenant Commander to Commander is given due to the excellent record of diligence and dedication of duty to the ship, crew, community, story, plot, and many other honorable and notable reasons that have coalesced into the very reason the sim exists and continues to function in its present form. As a key member of the Command Staff, Kanaka Shakura and the player behind the name joined the Poseidon on Saturday August 3rd, 2019 @ 4:20am US EST as both a friend and confidant of the Commanding Officer of the ship most notable for their inclusion as a fellow writer and critique of important works elsewhere. Upon their joining, their efforts coalesced into notable contributions warranting that of being promoted and given the first ever Second Officer position on board the USS Poseidon. Most notable is the continued promotion of said character and player, whereupon the fact that after the first ever First Officer of the USS Poseidon, Lieutenant Commander Phoebe Graydon and the player behind the name, stepped down to the ships second ever Second Officer to transition of the equal rank of Major due to personal reasons and story continuity was therefore Kanaka Shakura promoted to that of the ships second ever First Officer due to diligence and dedication of duty with agreement of all parties therein.

Through their diligence and dedication of duty not only to assisting the Commanding Officer with correcting and fixing the plot of the ship, but also providing an excellent avenue for which to explore that plot and offer the opportunity therein for the entire ship to mingle in with the overall plot, the USS Poseidon success as a ship that shares the overall story with its crew has grown beyond possible expectations into the wonderful community it stands to represent as of this Promotion. It cannot be denied that, therefore, without the dedication and time spent - including time strained due to real life reasons that despite thereof the player behind Kanaka Shakura dutifully continued supporting and promoting the success of the community despite said strain - the USS Poseidon would not be in any capacity in the manner of success and community orientation that it stands to represent and function as today.

So to that does therefore the Commanding Officer of the USS Poseidon, Captain Franklin Shane Johnson, hereby promote Lieutenant Command Kanaka Shakura and the player behind the name to that of Commander effective immediately upon posting of this promotion on this Day of the Ninth of February, in the Year Two-Thousand and Twenty and thereby represented thereof according to at the time of this posting the relevant date and time In Canon and In Character as agreed upon for the progression of the story and plot.


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A hearty Congratulations to the players promoted. I look forward to when we can celebrate those promotions in character, writing our excellent joint posts together to continue our successes as a wonderful family and crew!

Moving on, we further have an update to our CoC or Chain Of Command. As agreed upon by the Command Staff in our recent meeting, which pertained also to promotions and other affairs, we therefore present our new established Chain of Command to the crew. The following changes to the CoC are represented by Seniority, and are to be reflected and respected in character whereupon promotions grant that change when they transpire.

The full disclosure and visible Chain of Command can be found here:
https://poseidon.pegasusfleet.site/index.php/personnel/coc

Here is a brief summary:
- 1.) Capt. Johnson
- 2.) Cmdr. Shakura
- 3.) Maj. Graydon
- 4.) Master Chief Payne
- 5.) Lt. Cmdr. Mannerheim
- 6.) Lt. Cmdr. Serine
- 7.) Lt. Karn Karn
- 8.) Lt. Mo'Bri
- 9.) Lt. Brinsley
- 10.) Lt. T'vek

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Finally, a personal note from your Captain. Thank you, to all of you! Without you, this sim would be nothing. You all make this sim what it is. We here in the Command Staff decided long ago that we were to undertake this story as you would in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign; we provide the layout and map with general story to be interacted with, the players then decide the course. Every event that has happened, both with players leaving and arriving, has had major and minor influences to the story - most notable that of Pavan when he left and his characters fate and how it interacted with our story.

You all performed so excellent, so wonderfully, so naturally and organically that you not only shaped the outcome of that event but also molded our future story progression. You are all awesome people, and I love you all as family on this sim. I thank you for sacrificing some time of your days, your life, to make this sim what it is today. Without you, none of this would be possible. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart!

I look forward to serving you for many months and years to come, to celebrate our successes together, and share on those successes as we grow into a vibrant and unique community that stands out within Pegasus Fleet; a community of players, a community of individuals who help write a unique story and progress their characters, a family that supports and encourages each other to be better and grow into the writers and individuals we all know we truly can be.

You are all awesome, each in your own unique way, and each adding to our wonderful community in their own special and wonderful way. Thank you!

Yours truly,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


» Website Hosting Transition

Posted on Saturday December 28th, 2019 @ 6:55pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement

Hello crew!

Pegasus Fleet Admiralty and I are working hard to provide our users with the best experience possible. To that end, during this holiday downtime it has been decided that it would be a perfect time to transfer the Poseidon from microbregames webhost to the primary webhost of Pegasus Fleet, ensuring quality and continuity for our game. As we work out the little kinks in the process, I would ask a temporary suspension of all activities in the interim. Take this time to be with your family and, if you wish, be as active as you desire on the discord. We have two channels for you to play out any potential JP, #holodeck-ic and #the-crew-lounge-ic if you so desire that avenue of writing.

I thank you all for your patience and eagerly await the finalization of this transition. If by the time January hits nothing has transpired I will conduct an appropriate review on whether or not I should suspend this hold on activities.

Get better from sickness and get back to health, enjoy the Holidays, and I'll see you sometime in January!

Best Holiday Wishes,
Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


» The State of the Sim: Holiday Edition

Posted on Sunday December 22nd, 2019 @ 6:20pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News

Hey Crew,

I'll keep this brief as Number One will be handing out their excellent news bits sometime within the week, but the short of it is that we've had a considerably noticeable sick season with the crew - myself included and the Command Staff, along with several crew members. Life happens, and as I personally know and can attest, it does get in the way of what we want to do. As your Commanding Officer, I assure you the sim isn't going anywhere while we all recover from our seasonal flu's and sickness, your health is my top concern as well as your well being, so it makes sense this Sim operates the same way I do; patience, second and third chances, and a relaxed atmosphere. Right now let's all concentrate on getting better, those of us who are under, and we wish to all thank those of us who are not for their patience during this time.

On that topic, we all know it's the Holiday Season. In America, we're celebrating Christmas soon and New Years, which I'm sure is an equally celebrated dual holiday elsewhere. Let's all take this time to spend time with our family, tend to our real life business, and only concentrate on this sim should you have the time. As stated before, my top concern is your well being, not the number of posts you provide this sim - though I admit you guys have done fantastic so far and I'd be remiss to say I wasn't floored and appreciative!

Thank you all for being a part of this family. Let's all send our well wishes to those under sickness, send our best wishes to those of us who are still busy with work this Holiday Season, and send our best regards for all of us during our Holiday downtime. Spend time with family and concentrate on staying healthy. You are all a fantastic crew and I couldn't be blessed with such wonderful folks to spend the Year of 2020 with.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, crew. You made 2019 a wonderful time to be alive, and I can't wait to see what we achieve in 2020!

Wishing you better health than I,
Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


Latest Mission Posts

» The Departure to the Unknown

Mission: Shakedown Cruise
Posted on Monday February 24th, 2020 @ 5:58am by Commodore Gregory Paladin & Captain Franklin Johnson & Staff Warrant Officer Kendall Williams & Commander Kanaka Shakura & Major Phoebe Graydon & Lieutenant Commander Freya Mannerheim & Lieutenant Karn Karn & Lieutenant Nivora T'vek & Lieutenant T'Pri & Lieutenant Ronan D'Anvers & Lieutenant Neteri "Ikran" Shannon & Lieutenant Commander Canaan Serine & Lieutenant J'Loni Mo'Bri Daughter House L'Keth & Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Payne & Lieutenant JG Sydney Allen

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Commander Franklin Johnson sat in his Command Chair on the bridge, the atmosphere energetic and tense as they awaited permission from the Starbase to begin their departure again. This time around, there would be no shakedown cruise. There wasn't any needed. Any and every problem had been addressed, and…


» The Commander's Checkup

Mission: Shakedown Cruise
Posted on Sunday February 23rd, 2020 @ 3:53pm by Lieutenant Nivora T'vek & Captain Franklin Johnson

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It had been an early start to the morning. The Chief Medical Officer had requested of the Commander for an early appointment so he could begin his crew inspections. It was a rational request, one which Franklin was happy to obligate - though going without eating and fluids slightly…


» On the other side of the mirror...

Mission: Shakedown Cruise
Posted on Saturday February 22nd, 2020 @ 6:01pm by Lieutenant Commander Freya Mannerheim & Lieutenant Lazarus Kord

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"Oh for crying out loud!" Cursing, Freya limped into sickbay. Once again, her prosthetic leg had decided to freeze up and go stiff. Ever since her arrival on the Poseidon, the issues with it had been getting worse. "Anyone in here?" she shouted, getting slightly impatient, when she noticed…


» Anchors aweigh...

Mission: Shakedown Cruise
Posted on Saturday February 22nd, 2020 @ 1:30am by Staff Sergeant Maximilian Pfaffenheim

The speeches passed very quickly in Maximilian's perception, as most of his focus rested on his own platoon. More than two days of almost no sleep had affected him somewhat, especially since the sleep that he did have hadn't exactly been restful. 'I'll really need a lot of coffee to…


» The Rekindling of Freedom

Mission: Shakedown Cruise
Posted on Friday February 21st, 2020 @ 10:30pm by Lieutenant Ronan D'Anvers & Lieutenant Oscar Vladinchi & Lieutenant Lazarus Kord

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"Tell her it'll be another hour," Lazarus' voice echoed, gruff and full of tired strain. "I almost got it. Just need a little more time. Been flaking away at the chips and pieces, the crews really missed this one."

"Ok," Bryn said as she tapped on her PADD to…


Latest Personal Logs

» Pfaffenheim's Personal Log #1

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…


» After Thoughts (Personal Log 01)

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…


» [Backlog] Video Call with Father #1

Posted on Saturday November 30th, 2019 @ 9:41pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura

***The following is part of the transcript from a video call between Lieutenant Commander Kanaka Shakura of the U.S.S. Poseidon to Augustus Shakura on the Planet of Betazed, recorded Stardate 70622.61.***

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[HUPYRIAN MALE]: Ah, Miss Shakura. May I presume you wish to talk with your Father?

[KANAKA]: Yes, that…


» Chief Counsellor's Log - Lt. Canaan Serine #01

Posted on Tuesday November 26th, 2019 @ 8:51pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura

Chief Counsellor's Log, Stardate 70634.7.

This afternoon I met Lieutenant Serine for lunch. All was going well and I would say we were bonding - which will be beneficial for our future counselling sessions - until I made mention that we should go and explore caves together, due to our…


» Chief Counsellor's Log - Lt. Oscar Vladinchi #00

Posted on Tuesday November 26th, 2019 @ 7:16pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura

Chief Counsellor's Log, Stardate 70634.1.

This morning I met Lieutenant Oscar Vladinchi, one of our newest crew members who is joining Security and Tactical as a Security Officer. According to a report passed to me from Lieutenant Karn Karn, Oscar appeared on board the Poseidon yesterday evening by means unknown.…