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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Latest News Items

» Sad News

Posted on Wednesday December 17th, 2014 @ 10:36pm by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Earlier today I learned that Carlo, who plays Ensign Esper Villanova, passed away due to complications from a surgical procedure. He was a super guy and will be missed on the Crown. I admired his writing talent, his positive attitude, and his eagerness to help out with characters and story development. He was an outstanding player and the best of men.

The player who brought us this news was Sara, who plays MCPO Bouchard. She is also Carlo's RL partner. We will of course give her all the time she needs to grieve during these difficult circumstances. Our hearts go out to you, Sara.

Out of respect for Carlo I'm suspending the mission for the rest of the month. You may continue to work on JPs in the writing control panel but I ask that you not post them until January 1st or later. Same goes for news items. Bringing the sim to a standstill will serve as our memorial to him. It's a small gesture but it feels appropriate.

If anyone needs to communicate with me in the meantime then I'm always reachable by email or PM. I wish everyone happiness during the holiday season. Be safe, cherish your loved ones, and remember our friends Carlo and Sara.


» Fleet Character Rules Amended

Posted on Sunday December 14th, 2014 @ 11:17am by Captain T'Zera in General News

For those who may not have heard the Triad has amended the list of alien species that players may use for character creation. It's not as restrictive now as it was previously. For details see this announcement:


Feel free to PM me with questions.


» Thanksgiving

Posted on Tuesday November 25th, 2014 @ 11:35am by Lieutenant Taj Belur in General News

I hope everyone has a happy and safe thanksgiving thank god we don't have food replicators yet. Can you imagine synthesized turkey? gack! ;)

» Just a Couple of Notes

Posted on Saturday November 22nd, 2014 @ 9:45am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Mission Day (MD) 2 is now open. However, MD 1 remains open for those of you still working on posts there.

You may have noticed already, but for the sake of making things a bit easier we have given names to our two guests from the Continuum. They are Quelle and Quelyn. We will come up with some IC explanation for the names here soon. Yes, we'll be seeing more of them.

Staff meeting JP to begin soon. Set the morning after.


» Moving On

Posted on Monday October 20th, 2014 @ 6:34pm by Captain T'Zera in General News

I will close "Intermission II" this Saturday so that we can get moving with the next mission. Please wrap up any shore leave posts still in progress before then. Thanks.


Latest Mission Posts

» Marquis of Queensberry Rules?

Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Wednesday December 17th, 2014 @ 10:59pm by Lieutenant Summer Amoran & Commander Aleran Ral


Summer was exhausted. She threw herself down on Ral's sofa and sighed. "Did we win?" she asked a little facetiously and with a smirk. She thought in that same moment that she regretted not stopping at the replicator for a much needed cup of Terran Ceylon Tea but it…

» Working Among the Stars

Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Sunday December 14th, 2014 @ 10:26am by Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Amber Hall-Richardson & Captain T'Zera & Commander Aleran Ral & Lieutenant Commander Tavik & Ensign Esper Villanova & Ayzel Vanez & Lieutenant JG Jennifer Taylor & Ensign Alenis Tarel & Kyis Vanorax & Tagashi Horal Ph.D. & Karath, son of Kororr & Quelle and Quelyn


"Now we come to the most important room of the whole ship... astrometrics" Lt. Taylor joked. The doors slid open, and a tross of civilians and school children were following her. The imposing main screen immediately captured the attention of most of them, but there also were a ton…

» Turning Unturned Stones

Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Thursday December 11th, 2014 @ 1:50pm by Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Amber Hall-Richardson


There was a brief moment of silence as the two looked around the living room of their quarters. It had appeared that the Q twins had actually left for now. Amber then turned towards her husband and asked, "Alex... what just happened?"

"The Q. That's what just happened," he…

» Midnight Pranks

Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Wednesday December 10th, 2014 @ 6:33am by Captain T'Zera & Commander Aleran Ral & Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Amber Hall-Richardson & Quelle and Quelyn


There was a soft knock on the bathroom door. "Darling, can I come in?"

Amber had just started getting ready for bed when she heard Alex's voice through the bathroom door. The young woman called back to him. "Sure. It's open," she replied in reference to the closed, but…

» Q by Q

Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Tuesday December 9th, 2014 @ 6:58am by Captain T'Zera & Commander Aleran Ral & Lieutenant Commander Njikes Karulean & Quelle and Quelyn


Karulean sipped at his The and starred at the computer files. "How can we know so little of the Continuum after having dealt with them for decades?" he asked rhetorically.

"Your knowledge doesn't even scratch the surface of understanding us," a voice spoke from across the darkened room. A…

Latest Personal Logs

» Foot In Mouth Disease

Posted on Friday October 17th, 2014 @ 9:32pm by Ensign Esper Villanova


"Computer, begin personal log."

Still without a station of her own Esper sat Ensign Enright's platform, grateful that her roommate was on duty. While she had been on board for only a short time, Esper's day was shaping up to be hectic and she could foresee her tour of…

» 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


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…