Welcome to the U.S.S. Poseidon!
The year is 2394. Seven 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.
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!
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:
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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.
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Latest News Items
Posted on Friday June 4th, 2021 @ 9:33am by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News
I realize it's been a long while since we had a formal announcement. My apologies! I'm going to try out a few format methods for easier announcements so bare with me.
1.) Things have been crazy so far, and honestly I realize how crazy it has been for everyone. We've now transitioned the sim into a more relaxed pace which I believe enables everyone a fair and reasonable chance to be involved. If anyone has any complaints about our new pace and structure, feel free to DM me on discord personally and we'll address it.
2.) I continue my job as a truck driver and that means I am maintaining my schedule of being active mostly on Fridays and Saturdays and being out on the road from Sunday to Thursday. I typically try to answer tags during the week when I am able, and I greatly appreciate the patience of the crew so far with me. I am also thankful for the crew being patient with other crewmembers as they utilize our relaxed-pace environment.
3.) The creativity of the sim has reached all-time levels, in my opinion and I am extremely impressed. Keep up the good work!
The Command Staff and I are in continued talks on how to best approach the end-of-plot for our current mission to open the doorway for a new chapter in our sims history. The current plot outline has been changed multiple times for various reasons over the past year, and the pandemic has mostly done in any plans we had for a stretched out deep and intertwined plotline. To that end, the Command Staff and I have successfully changed around our methodology of approaching this issue by enabling a transition from fast-pace to relaxed-pace simming, which I believe has been an overwhelming success.
The USS Poseidon currently has two(2) simmers on Extended Leave of Absence and two(2) simmers on Leave of Absence. This leaves the sim with fourteen(14) active members.
As a reminder, the USS Poseidon has a FREE LOA policy so long as good communication is utilized and we greatly appreciate all for keeping in good communication when able.
June Arrivals and Departures
For the month of June 2021, we welcome onto the sim our newest arrival: Ensign Lethe Sivarr - Damage Control Specialist! Welcome!
For the month of May 2021, we welcomed onto the sim two new arrivals: Lieutenant JG Vaebn tr'Jarok - Intelligence Officer and Lieutenant JG Miles O'Connell - Assistant Chief Engineering Officer! Welcome again to both of you!
We formally welcome all of our new arrivals from the year of 2021 and thank you for sticking with us.
Future Possible Plans
I have been toying with the idea of, within the next year, transitioning the USS Poseidon from a Miranda-class to an Intrepid-class. Tell me what you think of this idea!
The sim is moving along at an acceptable pace as the community continues to grow into a positive influence for all involved. I personally thank all crew for making this sim a wonderful place. You are all very wonderful and awesome!
END OF REPORT
Captain Franklin Johnson
Posted on Wednesday January 20th, 2021 @ 7:53pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Out of Character
As of this message my Number One should have already posted the meat and rice of our next phase of the plot as a log-based announcement. You'll note the in character perspective from it and I encourage you to get creative with ideas that pertain to this next phase! The excitement is real, however the Command Staff and I agree that there needs to be some ground rules established.
Moving forward, the Command Staff and I agree that all joint post related discussions must take place on the discord server (in the appropriate channel of #jp-discussions) so that we can keep track of your progress as a whole. This will help us keep track of your ideas as you work together to add your story to the whole and allow us to match your pace when able. If you have any questions or concerns about this new policy that has been set forth, please consult a member of Command Staff.
Additionally, any plot-related Joint Posts from here on our must be discussed and permitted by a member of the Command Staff. If your post pertains to the plot and enacts changes with or against the plot, it must be approved. HOWEVER, if your Joint Post has nothing to do with the plot (or slight mention of events as they have already been posted) and only pertains to your character development with others or your own characters, you're free to post without permission or supervision. If you have any questions or concerns about this preexisting policy, consult #rules-and-info on the discord or a member of the Command Staff.
it is critical for me to convey that the Command Staff encourages you to allow yourself to start imagining how your characters are going to react to the new mission being set down, but that until we finish posting Departure (the Command Staff Joint Posts for Plot to unberth the ship and send her off again) you should not post any joint post with any information to what has been provided. It should all still be JP's concerning events up to and prior of departure. Again, any questions or concerns, get with the Command Staff.
Finally, the Betreka Nebula is going to be the next scene for our plot. Discuss your ideas openly in #jp-discussions and be encouraged to get creative, but make no mention of this area in current JP's until we finalize our Departure. We're slowly moving forward and we appreaciate your patience with us.
Keep up the good work!
Captain Franklin Johnson
P.S. Here's a link to the log announcement in question:
Posted on Saturday January 9th, 2021 @ 11:42am by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement
It has been a while since I sat down at my computer to complete one of these. Times have been hard here in the United States, as has been quite obvious on the news as well as pertaining to COVID-19 and a second wave last year - or is it third? Regardless, times have been tough, and I wanted to take a moment at the beginning of this year to show some positivity to start us out on the right foot.
First and foremost, I am happy to announce that Pegasus Fleet has bestowed a prestigious award upon one of our own. Recently the fleet applied itself to the task of polling for the bestowing of awards upon those most qualified and dedicated to those awards and their intentions. One of those awards was the Executive Officer of the Year Award for 2020, and I am extremely proud to say that Cmdr. Kanaka "Kana" Shakura was awarded that honor for the entire fleet.
A few words to signify this prestigious event.
Kanaka is a close friend of mine and took on the personal task of assisting me with the sim several months back. Our original XO Major Phoebe Graydon was enduring some very hard times and dealing with work, so I had personally requested the presence of Kanaka to assist here due to my knowledge of their background and commitment. They built upon what Puppy created and placed down as the critical foundation for our sim, Kanaka building on that foundation and constructing a very sturdy and robust framework for our new home. With the rise of COVID-19, understandably we all struggled due to our essential service positions, and Kanaka himself due to his position as educator at a university. Despite the overwhelming number of times that work and life have contested, and despite the numerous occasions where it became extremely difficult for all of us to continue, Kanaka inspired the Command Staff and gave us the motivation we needed to continue. Overall, they have been an extremely dedicated XO.
I am very pleased with Kanaka, I am very happy they have chosen to stay with us. I believe firmly that Kanaka deserves this award and I am extremely happy to see their hard work awarded on such an awesome and prestigious fleetwide level. Their efforts do honor not only to this sim, but to the fleet as a whole, and give others an example of what to aspire to.
Secondly, I've heard from many crew - and I do take notice of this - about their concerns with the progress of the sim. As I've stated multiple times, I have converted this sim to a slower-paced sim that better accommodates the needs of its essential workers and those of a busier schedule. At one time the USS Poseidon was the best Sim in the fleet, and I state this regardless of whatever Pegasus Fleet may confirm or deny. I further state this knowing our posting record as one of if not the highest ever seen in this fleet. We achieved much during that time, however COVID-19 happened and as usual with much of the world, things changed. We are evolving with that change instead of resisting it, and better situating ourselves to be a friendly sim for individuals who may not have the necessary time for more "prestigious" sims, but want to be part of the simming community.
Our mission to promote and encourage crew into their own futures with their characters remains unchanged. The USS Poseidon remains a sim that aims to create the future CO's, XO's, and notable crew of the Fleet and other fleets. So far that mission has been an outstanding success and I am very pleased to look around and see the results of that. Every sim that is created as a result of that players activity on ours is not only a success story for that player, but a proof of concept and a mark of success for the USS Poseidon. In this light, we are an extremely successful sim.
Furthermore, I argue vehemently that despite whatever records may be shown, the sacrifices of the crew of the USS Poseidon as players during this COVID-19 crisis, and the amount of essential workers we have, proves we are a sim that aims to better situate and adjust to the needs of those players. We do not aim to force activity on players beyond what is in the rules (in which case we will after a period of two to four weeks) and we work with players diligently to resolve any issues with other crew. At the end of the day, I firmly believe we as a crew have not only better situated ourselves but also have provided one the rare safe spaces for those particular of their busy schedules.
At the end of the day, I will not hold any crew accountable if they wish to leave because of this. This change in our posting schedule will not go away. We will quite possibly never return to being the fastest sim in the fleet - and I state clearly, we were the top posting sim for a few months there. I do not aim for those things anymore and I firmly believe my crew should not concern themselves with such goals. Rather, our goal should focus entirely on committing ourselves to the growth of our characters, to providing a safe environment to tell stories, and to give everyone a chance to get away from the horrors of this pandemic and their work efforts.
In conclusion, our plot is moving forward - slowly. This, however, does not mean you should slow down with it. All players on this sim are free to tag and consult other players and engage in stories. All players are free to request the Command Staff - in particular myself - to help create or to create a JP to better accommodate them and others, if necessary. All players are encouraged to interact with each other, to remind everyone of necessary and outstanding tags, and to continue to be the best dang crew a CO can ever ask for - because I am proud of all of you.
If you have any concerns about anything stated today, please consult me on discord and I'll return the inquiry as best and as soon as possible. Thank you all for being part of our wonderful crew. Once again, congratulations Kanaka!
A hearty Happy New Year to all, as well!
Capt. Franklin Johnson
Posted on Saturday December 5th, 2020 @ 10:17am by Captain Franklin Johnson in General News
I know it's been quite a while since we all saw an announcement from the Captain (not including discord)! More of a while since I utilized this site announcement feature. In any regard, I extend my warmest welcome to those new faces who have recently joined and I further extend my sincerest thanks to our current and long-standing members. To each and all of you, thank you!
Number One and I had a formal Command meeting last night, and I want to extend my thanks to Kanaka for taking the time out of their busy schedule so we could make it work. Together the Number One and I discussed the state of the sim, the state of the community, the state of the command staff, the state of the moderation staff, and the state of our general plot and process. Overall, we both feel that everything falls in line within acceptable levels. We additionally feel the Moderation Staff is working wonderfully (good job ya'll!) and we also feel the Command Staff is well rounded and fit for duty, at present sim pace.
Concerning the community, we did talk about a few things that I believe was of rightful concern. Lately, we've been witnessing a lot of newcomers to the sim fall off the board only after a few weeks to a few months. Using Damian as an example, one of our brightest and most promising crewmembers just randomly up and left not but a few months after they started. There's a lot of debate as to exactly why, but the general consensus is that the situation falls in line with my concern that we're not properly vetting our newcomers as appropriately as we should. Being a slower-paced sim, this makes us extremely vulnerable to new players who expect a faster pace or perhaps faster responses - or players who expect to always be told what to do. What we should aim for, I believe, are players who are willing or already able to work for themselves and not feel concerned about the pace (due to folks working) or the lack of being told what to do, being able to understand what to do if they should feel creative, and understanding the sim is founded and open to foster such creativity.
To rectify this issue, Number One and I talked about initiating a proper trail period for new players. Allowing the players to gain their footing and seeing where they fall on the spectrum of things ranging from our experiences with both horrible and decent players. We talked about being willing to let players go if they should display what we know to be bad or unacceptable behaviors, and being willing to reward those who exhibit independent behaviors that we need as a low-pace sim.
All this will be further discussed with the Command Staff in time, voted on, and if necessary implement. As of right now, it's simply talk. Other than these things, the Number One and I feel that the sim and community are working wonderfully and that no drastic changes are necessary. We additionally agree that the changes to the Chaplaincy and Diplomatic Corps as proposed with Damians help will, despite his booting, still be undertaken - so be on the lookout for that!
Finally, I wanted to extend Staff Sergeant Maximilian Pfaffenheim a very hearty thank you for being a long-serving member on the USS Poseidon Sim. For one year and six days now, Max has observed many players come and go, many changes to the sim, and personally interacted in many important events in our storyline. They have helped define and create what it means to be a Marine on board the Poseidon and furthermore added depth and character to how a Marine should possibly interact. They are a brilliant player and I am very happy to have them on board. Thank you so much for one year on our sim, Max!
I wanted to additionally make a hearty mention of thanks to Lt. Commander T'Pri for their wonderful contributions and the fact that they also, too, made a year on our sim around three weeks ago! I didn't get a chance to mention them in any prior announcement on the website, so I wanted to know. They are a core member of our Moderation Staff and furthermore exhibit all the traits of a wonderful player and participant of the community. Thank you so much for everything you've helped build, found, and establish as you continue your role on our sim, T'Pri!
As always, when someone gets a year I try to make special mention of it and give my hearty personal thanks. To both of you, Max and T'Pri, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You're helping my dream come true, and for that I am grateful!
Until next time, crew!
Captain Franklin S. Johnson
Posted on Wednesday August 26th, 2020 @ 1:48pm by Captain Franklin Johnson in Sim Announcement
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
Latest Mission Posts
:: ON ::
Perkins decided to keep his head down. Stay in the lab and do some science stuff. He began to look over the data from the probes. He noticed some readings and took a second look.
“ Hmmm.” Sam had noticed something that could affect the ship.
Mission: S1-A1-Ep. 1: Spectrophobia
Posted on Thursday July 15th, 2021 @ 8:43pm by Captain Franklin Johnson & Lieutenant Oscar Vladinchi & Lieutenant Lazarus Kord & Lieutenant Commander Paul Sharpe & Lieutenant Michael Stevens
The Captain had settled into a quiet routine now that they were at the Betreka Nebula. Commander Shakura was dutiful in taking over the bridge for the Captain when he required the time to handle ship-specific paperwork; an old analogy to a more modern problem that had the same…
Perkins walked into the science lab and made his way to one side. Where a number of potted plants were stored. One of the posts was chained down. The small cactus-like plant inside the pot gave a disgruntled shriek.
“ It serves you right Norman you did escape and…
Entirely consumed by his PADD, Jarok didn't notice that the turbolift had stopped and the doors had opened. He was standing right at the door so he could get off quicker, but was so consumed by what he was reading that he instead was just blocking the way into…
During a break in his search for those elusive doctored Iso Chips and finally corralling that damn plant Paul had only just sat down when he was alerted that a new Deputy Engineering Chief had just arrived, whoever brought them here was a good pilot, he looked up the…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Wednesday January 20th, 2021 @ 7:43pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura
ATTN: Command and Senior Officers, U.S.S. Poseidon
RE: Updated Mission Brief Following the Events of Bright Nebula
Following the events of the Battle of Bright Nebula, Starfleet Command has relieved the U.S.S. Poseidon of its originally assigned mission of ferrying relief to Cardassian…
Posted on Monday December 28th, 2020 @ 11:51pm by Lieutenant Commander T'Pri
I have completed grading midterm assignments. The captain suggested I take some personal time. So I've decided to recreate the forge in the Holodeck.
It will be nice to meditate in the hot sands of the Forge, where my ancient ancestors shed their emotions. I will go there to center…
Posted on Monday October 19th, 2020 @ 5:06pm by Lieutenant Commander T'Pri
Personal log Stardate 239410.19
I had an interesting run in with the Master chief, apparently he was investigating how we could improve out tachniques both in the classroom and for the intelligence department. Since this is the first year for this particular program I am still in the process and…
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,…
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…