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
Posted on Saturday January 10th, 2015 @ 12:28pm by Lieutenant Taj Belur in Out of Character
Are there any Crown players besides me who play STO? Also, does anyone know if OF has an in game fleet?
Posted on Tuesday January 6th, 2015 @ 10:31pm by Commander Aleran Ral in General News
I've been slowly working on adding to and reorganizing the site's Wiki/LCARS to make it a real tool for players on the Crown.
I'd like to know if any of you would like certain things added or elaborated on in the wiki in someway or another. If you have any ideas let me know via pm and we can discuss it. I'd also like to ask you to refrain from adding to it on your own for now, at least until I organize it better and properly formatted.
Can't wait to hear the crew's thoughts and ideas.
Posted on Friday January 2nd, 2015 @ 7:35pm by Captain T'Zera in General News
Happy New Year, everyone. We will now resume where we left off. As before I would like for everyone to check in so I'll know you're still with us. MCPO Bouchard is excluded from this requirement as Sara is still on indefinite leave of absence.
For the rest of the mission I will assume control of Carlo's NPCs: Karath, Emris 4, and the Male Changeling. However, if I can get a volunteer or two to play the Dominion characters that would be most helpful to me. Carlo's main character Esper has been made an NPC and placed back in the position of Alien Archaeologist/Anthropologist, the position for which he originally applied. She will likewise remain with us for the duration of the mission, albeit in the background.
Some other notes:
Chief Engineer Jacob Thortin has tendered his resignation due to RL commitments. We wish him well. If anyone requires the services of an engineering department officer then Lt. Taj Belur or Ens. Derek Han will fill the gap.
End-of-Year (EOY) award nominations are going on right now. If you're interested in nominating someone for CO, XO, and Character of the year, then write a brief citation and send it to me. The deadline is January 15th.
I found an unfinished solo post from Carlo. Even though it's unfinished I would hate to simply delete it. So I will activate it shortly to get us jump-started in the new year.
Posted on Thursday December 25th, 2014 @ 10:31pm by Commander Aleran Ral in General News
I'd like wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I know some of you are going through extremely rough times right now I just hope you all find a little joy right now.
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.
Latest Mission Posts
The Changeling cautiously observed his surroundings. No danger was apparent. In fact this place seemed very comfortable and serene. He was standing in a forested meadow on a warm, sunny day. Birds were chirping and the leaves rustled in the gentle breeze. Still, whoever had brought him to this…
Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Wednesday January 21st, 2015 @ 11:31am by Lieutenant Commander Tavik & Lieutenant Commander Njikes Karulean & Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Lieutenant JG Lenore Fitzpatrick Ph.D. & Ensign Oliver Morgan & Kyis Vanorax & Mataman & Quelle and Quelyn
Tavik and the others materialized in a white flash of light in a surrounding that definitely was artificial. Candy-like colors dominated, yellow, green, blue, red, much like from a child's holodeck program. In another, attaching room that was separated by a glass window, Tavik could spot a group of…
Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Sunday January 18th, 2015 @ 12:27am by Commander Aleran Ral & Chief Warrant Officer Jason Mitchell & Lieutenant JG Jennifer Taylor & Ensign Derek Han & Ensign Laura Jenkins & Emris 4 & Quelle and Quelyn
After Quelle snapped her fingers the second group found themselves standing in the corridor of a Federation Starship, but it wasn't the Crown. The design and the colors were slightly different. Through the deck plates under their feet they could feel the vessel accelerating to full impulse. All at…
Mission: Quests and Quandaries
Posted on Saturday January 17th, 2015 @ 7:19am by Captain T'Zera & Ensign Alenis Tarel & Crewman Dras Odal & Lieutenant Taj Belur & Ayzel Vanez & Chief Warrant Officer Calvin Anderson & Bos & Quelle and Quelyn
After Quelle snapped her fingers the first group found themselves standing on an arid, desolate planet at the foot of a tall mountain amid rocky terrain. There was a slight chill in the air even though it was mid-day and the sun was beating down. The only sound was…
With the Executive Officer's consent, Richardson quickly made his way towards the rear turbolift of the Bridge. At that moment, the Captain and Lieutenant Commander Tavik had just stepped out of that turbolift, but the CIO gave only a slight nod to his superior officers as he quickly stepped…
Latest Personal Logs
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…
Posted on Thursday September 25th, 2014 @ 4:22pm by Lieutenant Commander Tavik
Personal log, Lieutenant Commander Tavik,
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…
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…
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…
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…