Welcome to the USS Crown

The year is 2391. Starfleet continues with its goals of exploration, peaceful contact with new species, and maintaining the security of the Federation. To rise to these challenges Starfleet has commissioned a new class of multi-purpose starships known as the Insignia class.



The USS Crown is among the latest of these vessels. Her unique, modular design enables her to quickly adapt to changing requirements, depending on the needs of the service. On one mission she may be outfitted with advanced sensor and research packages to make her a science vessel. Then she could swap out those modules with new ones containing pre-packaged medical and humanitarian supplies for disaster relief on some far-away world. After that she may swap modules yet again to ready her for routine defense patrols, or to serve as an ambassador's ship, or to ferry colonists. The mission possibilities are nearly limitless.

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Current Mission: Intermission II




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Latest News Items

» The Crown wants YOU as an ambassedor

Posted on Sunday September 28th, 2014 @ 10:25am by Lieutenant Commander Tavik in General News

Hi all,

while we are planning the new mission, there are several NPC roles to fill. Especially we would be interested in someone from the crew playing a Starfleet ambassedor. If you remember, we will be travelling through the wormhole to negotiate with the Dominion. Hence the role will be tagged often and will require a dedicated player to fill out.

Please contact Captain T'Zera if you are interested.

Sim long and prosper
Tavik


» Bajoran Gratitude Festival

Posted on Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 @ 5:35am by Commander Aleran Ral in General News

Peldor Joi everyone,

As Shore leave draws to a close I'd like to encourage you all to write for Shore leave day 18. We are going to be able to partake in the events and various parties and gatherings of the Bajoran Gratitude festival or also known as the Peldor Festival.

I copied this description from Memory Alpha

"The traditional greeting during the festival is "Peldor joi". Bateret leaves are traditionally burned, and participants write their problems on renewal scrolls which are then burned so that their troubles symbolically turn to ashes."

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Gratitude_Festival

Feel free to write some solo experience during the festival if you'd like. I will start a group JP on it soon and if you'd like to participate you are more than welcome.

And in the spirit of it let's all be grateful for being apart of the Crown's group of talented writers.


» Various Items

Posted on Sunday September 21st, 2014 @ 10:00am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. FYI, I will open our next mission, "Quests and Quandaries," on or about September 30th. I am very much looking forward to it. In the meantime posting for "Intermission II" continues. If you are not involved in any JPs then please seek one out or write a solo post. As always the command staff is happy to help you if you're stuck for something to write about. Likewise if you have a tag waiting for you in a post somewhere then please answer it.

Now for a couple other items of note. First, if you recall I had announced last month that I was thinking of requesting a sim rating change to 15+. Well, after chatting with some players as well as the command staff and hearing their opinions I decided to keep our rating where it is. Maybe we'll revisit the topic someday but for now we have no problem writing excellent posts so I won't try to fix what ain't broken.

Also back in August I announced that we were revamping the sim rules. The previous incarnation of the rules were a quick and dirty thing that I threw together when I was assembling the website. They did the job well enough but I wanted something clearer and more detailed as it was pretty obvious that we needed them for certain situations. We are now done with them and they can be found here:

http://uss-crown.utopia-host.com/index.php/main/rules

Please read and familiarize yourself with them as they go into effect immediately. If you have questions or comments then send a PM to me or feel free to start a discussion thread on our little-used Yahoo list for OOC discussions.

One final note. XO Ral has been having some internet difficulties so he may be difficult to get a hold of over the next couple of days. Please bear with him as he gets the issue resolved. Thanks.

CO


» Intermission Timeline (So Far)

Posted on Friday September 12th, 2014 @ 4:33am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Since it worked so well with the joint mission I have taken it upon myself to do a timeline of the posts covering our time on DS9 and Bajor. Hopefully you'll find it useful in keeping your bearings while you plan and write posts.

For "Intermission II" I gave Lt. Richardson permission to work ahead with his wedding plans, but when our next mission starts I plan to institute a policy used by many other fleet sims in that we'll only allow one mission day to be open at a time. I think it will give things a more orderly feeling.

Should you need to refer to this timeline it can be found under the "Summary" tab on the "Intermission II" information page, which is linked to the pretty picture of Bajor above. I'll try to keep it up-to-date. Here it is:


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(Prior to Shore Leave)

"The Hunt is On": Lt. Adam Steele suspects foul play in the death of James Stockton on Salonia. He designates Lt. Michael Cross as a "person of interest."


(SL 01)

0800 - “Lessons Learned, Pts. 1 thru 4”: T’Zera gets a call from her old friend, Commodore Lirha Saalm, and the reader gets a look at the early days of their friendship while serving as cadets aboard an Academy training ship.

1000 – “Senior Staff Meeting”: T’Zera briefs the senior staff on their next assignment and hands out some promotions.

1215 – “Cut: Run: Die: Your Call – Pts. 1 and 2”: Journalist Ayzel Vanez runs afoul of some organized crime types while working on her latest assignment.

1700 – “No More Waiting”: Lt. Alexander Richardson greets his fiancée Amber when she arrives on DS9.

1715 – “Reporting In”: CWO Jason Mitchell reports for duty aboard the Crown.

1830 – “Patchwork”: Doctor Kyis Vanorax treats the wounded Ayzel in sickbay.

2100 – “Recompense”: T’Zera, Ral, and Doctor Amoran stage an intervention in the Cross family quarters.

2200 – “A Game of Kal-Toh”: Captain T’Zera and Cmdr. Ral talk shop over a friendly game of Kal-Toh.


(SL 02)

1605 – “More Than an Ordinary Request”: Lt. Alexander Richardson nervously asks T’Zera to officiate at his wedding on Bajor.

1620 – “Preparations”: Amber and Alexander discuss some of the details of their big day.


(SL 04)

1630 – “Never Underestimate Your Opponent”: Lt. Alexander Richardson does a bit of sparring in the holodeck with Ensign Laura Jenkins.


(SL 06)

1905 – “A Belayed Birthday Party”: The crew celebrates the birthday of Lt.(JG) Jennifer Taylor.


(SL 07)

1625 – “A Green Eyed Monster”: Amber and Alexander discuss his working relationship with Ensign Jenkins.


(SL 08)

1900 – “The Richardson Dinner Debacle of 2391”: Amber and Alexander endure a fun-filled evening with their parents.


(SL 09)

1200 - "Hop, Skip, and a Jump": Lt. Richardson and Lt. Cmdr. Karulean get to know each other over a game of Go in Five Forward.


(SL 10)

1100 - "The Big Day: Part 1 (Arrivals)": Amber and Alexander prepare for their wedding at the Bhouro Estate as guests begin to arrive.

1130 - "The Big Day: Part 2 (Ceremony)": Amber and Alexander's wedding ceremony.

1200 - "The Big Day: Part 3 (Reception)": Guests rub elbows and have an enjoyable time at Amber and Alexander's wedding reception.


(SL 11)

0645 - "The First of Many": Amber and Alexander wake up to their first day as a married couple. Then they spend the day together in the Lythanis Market District where Alexander helps a little girls find her lost Tokka.

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CO


» Take a Look at This!

Posted on Thursday September 11th, 2014 @ 5:11am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Our illustrious XO, Cmdr. Aleran Ral, has been working on a tribute video for the USS Crown. It's still a work in progress but here's the first version of it. I think it's pretty cool:

http://youtu.be/gSvWcDaZ9vo

I hope you all get as much a kick out of it as I did. Thanks to our XO for this fine tribute.

CO


Latest Mission Posts

» The New Counselor

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Wednesday October 1st, 2014 @ 9:38pm by Captain T'Zera & Lieutenant Commander Tavik & Tagashi Horal Ph.D.

[ON]

A small Japanese man in his fifties crossed the bridge, moved the CO's ready room and pressed the chime. His civilian clothing was in stark contrast to the Starfleet uniforms, but nobody stopped or hindered him.

T'Zera, as usual, was reading and signing off on various reports. "Enter," she…


» Module Work

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Tuesday September 30th, 2014 @ 8:15pm by Lieutenant Jacob Thortin

The engineering teams had been working round the clock to ensure that every tube and connection was secure on the Crown's new module. Even with the addition of Deep Space Nine's engineering team, the work was slow going. Jacob was lying on his back as he checked the system connections…


» There's No Place Like Home ... and This Isn't It.

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Monday September 29th, 2014 @ 5:27pm by Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Ayzel Vanez

ON:

It didn’t take Ayzel long to find what she needed. She quickly replicated underwear, a pair of charcoal grey leggings, and a sleeveless pale green vest. She dropped these in a heap on one a chair before dressing quickly. She sat and pulled on her worn old boots feeling…


» Parted From Me

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Friday September 26th, 2014 @ 11:40pm by Captain T'Zera & Captain Seklar

[ON]

"We will be passing through the wormhole in the next few days," T'Zera said, her image on Seklar's monitor. "Once we get to the other side a Dominion battlecruiser will meet us. They will be our official escort." A yeoman standing offscreen handed her a PADD without comment. She…


» Behind the Crumbling Grey Wall- Part 1

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Thursday September 25th, 2014 @ 2:47am by Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Ensign Laura Jenkins

ON:

It was once again nearing the end of the day's duty shift, and Richardson and Jenkins were performing their usual end of day duties in the Intelligence Office. As the two worked side by side sending off the day's files to Starfleet Intelligence, Richardson remarked to Jenkins, "That's some…


Latest Personal Logs

» Stardate: 68734.4

Posted on Thursday September 25th, 2014 @ 4:22pm by Lieutenant Commander Tavik

Personal log, Lieutenant Commander Tavik,

Stardate: 68734.4

While other departments like OPS and engineering are busy installing the new modules, and intelligence is preparing for the mission, the science department is relatively quiet. We have received a few experts that shall help us updade the star charts of the Gamma…


» Approach to Bajor (Backpost to start of "Intermission II")

Posted on Saturday September 6th, 2014 @ 10:11am by Captain T'Zera

Captain's Log, Stardate 68622.9...

We are back on course to Deep Space Nine after an unexpected course diversion. Not long after this morning's senior staff meeting we received a coded distress signal from an unincorporated M-class moon known as Gallain III-B. It is the location of a mining colony that…


» Storm Clouds

Posted on Thursday September 4th, 2014 @ 8:17am by Lieutenant Michael Cross

These past few weeks have been a nightmare to say the least my personal life has been upended by something I thought was buried and forgotten. My career is in jeopardy due to an incident which was beyond my control. My marriage and family and all that's important to me…


» Lieutenant Richardson's Personal Log-- Aboard USS Galen en route to USS Crown

Posted on Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 @ 11:41pm by Lieutenant Alexander Richardson

OOC:

At the Captain's direction, this log will be posted both on the Crown and TF72 web boards... so Crown members, you'll see this twice, but it's actually the same log.

ON:

As Richardson paced about aimlessly in the small, sparsely furnished guest quarters issued to him during his trip…


» Settling in

Posted on Saturday May 17th, 2014 @ 5:14pm by Lieutenant JG Jessica 'Razor' Wolf

Jessica was settling into her quarters which was far more spacious than her last station, which was about half the size of the room. She took off her clothes and got into the shower as it was a long journey from her last post.

"Computer, Personal Log. I just arrived…