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

» 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:

(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.



» 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:


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


» Cross's Scars

Posted on Thursday August 28th, 2014 @ 7:10pm by Lieutenant Michael Cross in General News

There are going to be major character developments in my characters life. My plan is to strap on a head lamp and go spelunking into the deepest parts of his soul. Michael's entire life, career, and especially marriage are going to be rocked to the core. I was wondering if someone would be willing to write the part of his wife Jenna in a JP? PM me if you want to JP with me on this story line.

» New Player

Posted on Thursday August 28th, 2014 @ 6:05am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Please welcome Chief Warrant Officer Jason Mitchell who will become a new addition to the Operations department. Mister Mitchell is transferring to us from a recently closed sim. He and I already have a JP in the works but I'm sure he wouldn't mind some more to work on. Let's help him get settled in.


» A Message from Lt.(JG) Matthew Plumeri, USS Nimitz

Posted on Wednesday August 27th, 2014 @ 6:22am by Captain T'Zera in Out of Character

Dear Captain T'Zera,

I wanted to send you a note - to you and your crew on the Crown. Thanking you for your effort, your time, your life and labor in making this Joint Mission so successful, so fun and so memorable. I realize that over these past seven months - the going has not always been so smooth. Along the way we have had our differences. What is more important is that we saw past those and worked together to accomplish what we set out to do. Two crews of talented - and opinionated - writers that share a love of Star Trek and a better future. As I look back at how far we have come in this mission I realized that it was because of all of you that it worked so well.

Thank you Captain T'Zera for your leadership - and for showing us a Vulcan marriage that didn't end in death (but came close).
Lieutenant Commander Aleran Ral - for leadership and immagination during every chapter of this joint mission.
Lieutenant Tavik - for Courage and Creativity for being a good team player and one that I would love to write with again.
Lieutenant JG Michael Cross - for playing a Security & Tactical officer faced with impossible and daunting odds. Losing a President and finding him again. You also rescued my friends from the Nimitz - thanks for that :)

Lieutenant Njikes Karulean and Lieutenant Jacob Thortin - for being dropped into the middle of a crazy, fast paced, always changing mission and landing on your feet and adding to the story and moving it forward. You guys rock.

Lieutenant JG Summer Amoran and the entire Crown Medical Department - for picking up the pieces of a devastated Salonia and for being such fun people to play alongside. Thank you.

Lieutenant Alexander Richardson - for a great joint post just before a major space battle. For figuring out who the traitor was in a very clever way. It was a lot of fun to see you working it. And I'd love to have you and your team guest star sometime on Nimitz.

Finally, again to your Captain and my friend - for creating a rich world filled with excitement and adventure. For allowing so many of us to spread our NPC wings and have fun in place that none of have ever gone before.

I will look back on this Joint Mission and remember my time with you all very fondly. Thanks for playing. For my friends on the Crown:

An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Thomas/Matthew Plumeri

Thanks Berto - for you and your crew.

Latest Mission Posts

» Module Swap

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Tuesday September 16th, 2014 @ 6:27am by Captain T'Zera & Ensign Derek Han & Commander Aleran Ral & Lieutenant Commander Njikes Karulean & Lieutenant Jacob Thortin & Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Chief Warrant Officer Jason Mitchell & Chief Warrant Officer Calvin Anderson


Ral was in main engineering with the Crown's new Chief Engineer Lieutenant Thortin. "Make sure your team is prepared to complete the module swap Lieutenant."

"Understood Commander. My engineering team is prepared for the arrival of the module." Jacob said over the comm.

Ral gave a simple nod in…

» Clearing the air

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Monday September 15th, 2014 @ 10:04am by Commander Aleran Ral & Lieutenant Summer Amoran


Summer saw Ral entering Sickbay and as always was dismayed to feel her heartbeat rise. Why did he have this effect on her? He didn't seem to even notice her and it was crazy that she should still feel like a schoolgirl around him. She had already fixed him…

» The Hunt is On

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Monday September 15th, 2014 @ 8:23am by Lieutenant Michael Cross & Captain T'Zera & Commander Aleran Ral & Lieutenant Summer Amoran & Lieutenant JG Lenore Fitzpatrick Ph.D. & Hugh Elwyn MD


Michael sat on the edge of an examination table terrified of what was about to happen to him. He wept bitterly at the fear of losing all that was dear to him. The stench of Stim was all over him despite his best effort to get cleaned up. The…

» Working out the damage

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Saturday September 13th, 2014 @ 2:02pm by Lieutenant Commander Njikes Karulean & Lieutenant Jacob Thortin

Jacob sat in his office, with two stacks of PADDs on either side of him as he continued to work on the PADD in his hands. The damage done to the Crown from their last engagement was significant, a lot of work had to be done. As he continued to…

» An Ending of Sorts

Mission: The Engines of Havoc
Posted on Saturday September 13th, 2014 @ 1:57pm by Lieutenant Commander Tavik

"You're wondering why you're still a free man."

Tavik looked at the Romulan ex Tal Shiar agent that was sitting opposite to him. It wasn't a question, it was a statement.

"The thought crossed my mind" Dr. Rin Strellok said wryly.

"As far as I understand it, you acted under…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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


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.


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…

» Fire in the Sky

Posted on Friday March 21st, 2014 @ 2:03pm by Lieutenant Michael Cross

Chief Tactical Officers log

I lead an away team to the surface of Talos four and discovered some sort of device that was apparently effecting the atmosphere. before we could get an idea of what the object was we were fired upon by an unidentified faction. Its a mystery as…