Welcome to the USS Crown

The USS Crown is an Insignia-class starship under the command of Captain T’Zera. She is the proud flagship of Task Group 72-C, the “White Tigers,” in Obsidian Fleet.

As a Starfleet vessel the Crown is tasked with the traditional goals of exploration, contact with other worlds, and defending the interests of the Federation. Her modular hull further allows her to take on mission-centric roles. In our journeys we have traveled to places well-known in the Star Trek universe as well as places where no one has gone before.

Talented and imaginative players are always welcome here. Please explore our site and if interested, then click the "Join" option on the right-hand menu.

Current Mission

Latest News Items

» End-of-Mission Updates

Posted on Saturday January 16th, 2016 @ 5:36am by Captain T'Zera in General News

With the current mission winding down and the last few posts getting finished, I have opened up the next one, titled "The Hunted." It begins several weeks after the events on Pacifica. The Crown is temporarily back at Earth while we await new orders. If you're done making posts for "Fatal Forecasts" then feel free to move on to your characters' continuing adventures there.

During the last mission we also saw several players take their leave of us. Among them was our good friend Kwasniewski, who again had to check out for RL concerns. Dr. Hamish McDermott has also decided to move on. Finally, our long-time XO, Commander Aleran Ral, is no longer with us due to his work commitments. Ral is one of the original crew members of this sim. We are grateful for all the contributions he made, in-character and out. They were many. In fact the mission we're now finishing was his brainchild. We wish our friends all the best.

Fortunately someone has already agreed to step up to the vacant XO spot! Our own Ayzel Vanez, played by the lovely and talented Louise, will become the Crown's executive officer. For those unaware, she is the CO of the long-running and award-winning Deep Space Five. Previously she was the XO of that sim. The character she's dusting off for us is Commander Karen Villiers, who was the recipient of Obsidian Fleet's XO of the Year award in 2012. We'd be hard-pressed to find someone as qualified. Thank you, Louise.

The premise behind the next mission will become clear once I sort out some details with the newly-revamped command team. In the meantime we'll call it a free posting period. PM me with any questions.


» Happy New Year

Posted on Friday January 1st, 2016 @ 9:32am by Captain T'Zera in Out of Character

Greetings, All.

My sincere hope for everyone is that you will have an outstanding 2016, with success in all your endeavours.

Our current mission is also nearing its end. Your command team has been busy behind the scenes and we're planning to wrap things up sometime mid-month. To get there we'd like to get everyone tagged and involved in the endgame. Stay tuned for JPs coming your way.

After the mission is over we'll have a brief intermission/free-posting period which will take us back to Earth. Plus, somewhere in the back of my head, I have thoughts of medals and promotions hovering about. (For a while now I've been thinking that it makes more sense to give medals at the conclusion of each mission rather than month-to-month, because it's easier to gauge a character's growth, contributions, etc., during the course of the mission. Feel free to PM your thoughts on that).

Again, my best to everyone. Have a great day and a great year.


» Updates, Etc.

Posted on Thursday December 3rd, 2015 @ 5:46pm by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Thanks for all the excellent writing you're doing in these multi-person JPs. The story is coming together very well considering we have events happening in various locations all at once.

Your command team has been discussing ways to conclude this mission. Science Officer Tavik came up with a great idea that we will work on implementing. In the meantime keep your characters active where they're at. If you're in a holding pattern and/or don't know where to jump in then drop me a PM.


» New Player

Posted on Tuesday November 17th, 2015 @ 6:14am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Please welcome Midshipman Calvin Cooper. He will be playing a cadet trainee from the Academy assigned to the Crown's engineering department. His current rank is temporary until I sort out a technical problem with our rank set. So please address him as Cadet while in character. Welcome, Mister Cooper!


» A Plethora of Players!

Posted on Thursday September 24th, 2015 @ 4:47am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Greets, all. I'm happy to present three new characters!

Lt(JG) Hamish McDermott, Assistant Chief Medical Officer. Hamish is an Obsidian Fleet veteran coming back after a brief hiatus. I have simmed with this player before and am thrilled to have him here.

Ensign Marisa La Fleur, Intelligence Specialist. Another simming veteran who is coming back to give it a new try. And again an excellent player with whom I have simmed before.

Ensign Catalina De Santa, Intelligence Support Specialist. Cat is actually new to this kind of simming. She's got writing talent and she's eager to get going. Please show her kindness. I have no doubt you will.

The word on the street is that XO Ral is going to wave his GM wand soon and make interesting things happen. But what do I know? I'm just a commanding officer.


Latest Mission Posts

» A Short Reunion

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Wednesday February 10th, 2016 @ 1:14pm by Captain Seklar & Captain T'Zera


James was passing through the corridors, on his way to the shuttle bay when he spotted a familiar face. "Captain Seklar, you are with me." said James in his best command voice. "I have a VIP coming aboard and I want to be damn sure that she is greeted…

» Lost in Transmission

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Saturday February 6th, 2016 @ 6:31pm by Lieutenant JG Tobias Moreau


Days had drawn on the hesitation of Tobias’ slow drumming fingers across the lacquered panel. He’d sat there countless times since dinner with Aidan. Staring at the console, the vacant screen that reflected his own distorted and tired visage back at him. He didn’t know when the last time…

» A new job getting old

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Thursday February 4th, 2016 @ 9:51am by Commander Tavik & Rin Strellok Dr.


"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…

» Conversations with a counselor, part 2

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Thursday February 4th, 2016 @ 9:11am by Lieutenant JG Jennifer Taylor & Tagashi Horal Ph.D.


Tagashi listened to Lt. Taylor's explanations. Thankfully, this topic was much more in his realm of experience than posttraumatic stress-symptoms resulting from a Borg assimiliation.

"...and that is why I have come here. I either have to tell Tavik, or my parents, or both. And I'm looking forward to…

» Dinner for...

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 @ 9:10pm by Lieutenant JG Tobias Moreau & Lieutenant Aidan Datari


Tobias stood before Aidan's door just staring at the call panel, silent.

"What the hell are you doing," he thought, mentally chastising himself. Unsure of exactly what it was he was attempting to punish himself for, Tobias hadn’t done anything.


“It’s dinner,” he muttered aloud, catching the rare…

Latest Personal Logs

» Orders

Posted on Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 @ 5:25am by Captain T'Zera

STARDATE: 70090.7

SENDER: Chief of Starfleet Operations
RECIPIENT: Commanding Officer, USS Crown NCC-82001

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Restricted, pending clearance from Office of Public Affairs and Commander-in-Chief Starfleet. Specified external distribution only.


Captain, at earliest opportunity familiarize yourself with the protected region of space known as the…

» Earth Again

Posted on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 @ 4:51am by Lieutenant Commander Njikes Karulean

Back to Earth, as the administrative center of Starfleet it should not come as a surprise. The debriefing on the Pacifica Incident seemed to go on forever but new coding protocols have been put into place to prevent such from occurring again, hopefully. Some of my suggestions were incorporated into…

» From Pacifica to Earth

Posted on Sunday January 17th, 2016 @ 3:25am by Captain T'Zera

Captain's Personal Log, Stardate 70041.3:

Following a full week of disaster relief efforts, the Crown was finally able to depart Pacifica, having been relieved by the USS Tian Dan and the medical ship USS Solace. Reconstruction on that planet will continue in our absence.

Now, after a long cruise, we…

» Short notice transfer

Posted on Saturday August 22nd, 2015 @ 7:53pm by Lieutenant Aidan Datari

"Well isn't this something. The past few days we traveled by shuttle and only now we're on approach to the crown."

Aidan leaned back in his seat, staring at the PADD in his hands as he dictated his log. "Not a whole lot you can do on a shuttle, especially…

» Faded Horror

Posted on Thursday July 30th, 2015 @ 4:22am by Lieutenant Taj Belur

We've been on Pacifica for some time now and the cold is beginning to wear on me. We're on a break at the moment and I find myself recalling the day my father recruited me for the bajoran militia.

The reason for my recalling must be that my mind is…