Welcome to the USS Crown

The USS Crown is an Insignia-class starship under the command of Commodore 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

» The Latest...

Posted on Wednesday March 30th, 2016 @ 5:26am by Commodore T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Please take note of the JP that just went up. The ship is underway so the main plot of the mission will begin soonish. If you're still working on things that go back a few mission days then don't worry, we won't get too far ahead of you.

I just put up our most recent Unit of Merit from Fleet. This time we got a Silver. It was Rear-Admiral Hurin who nominated us, and among other nice things he said the following: "It is of my opinion that the USS Crown has been a shining star within not only the task force but the fleet in general." Well done, everyone!

Finally, a little birdie told me that our own Counselor Moreau had his birthday today (March 29th). Best wishes to you, Counselor! We hope you had an excellent one.


» Updates & New Players

Posted on Tuesday March 15th, 2016 @ 9:47pm by Commodore T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Please welcome two new players into House Crown. The first is Senior Cadet Aris Razur who will be our Media Relations Officer, and the second is Lt.(JG) Meyer Erentz who comes aboard as Chief Flight Control Officer. It's always nice to add new faces to our ranks. We are glad to have them with us.

Please send JP offers their way if you haven't done so already.

Our free posting period on Earth is nearing an end. Sometime in the next few days we'll pull up the anchor (these things have anchors, yes?) and set a course for the Nkosia Sanctum. Once there I'm sure things will go swimmingly and nothing of note will happen at all.


» Maintenance Mode - 022416

Posted on Thursday February 25th, 2016 @ 4:00am by Lieutenant JG Tobias Moreau in Website Update

Attention Crew...

This maintenance period should not last very long as we update to the latest Nova 2.4.5 and appropriate database updates. Please see below for a look at some of the "behind the scenes" updates that might be noticed. If you experience any difficulties, please feel free to make any appointment with your shipboard Counseling Staff. :-)

Maintenance Mode Is Now Complete

New in Nova 2.4

New Email Class

With a rise in recent months of hosts having trouble handling email from Nova, we've created a new email class that's a wrapper around the popular and robust Swiftmailer email library. There are no changes needed to start using the new class and third-party developers will find the API is almost identical to CodeIgniter's built-in email class. In addition, the updated class should allow for using third-party SMTP email delivery services more easily than in CodeIgniter's email class.

Manifest JavaScript Updates

A recent trend we've seen is people re-designing the manifest to something less traditional. We love seeing the creativity of the community, but people have run into issues with how visibility toggling has worked. To remove that stumbling block, we've tweaked how Nova handles hiding and showing pieces of the manifest to give third-party developers more freedom in playing around with the manifest.

Bug Fixes

As always, we've dug in and addressed issues that have popped up in the recent weeks and months, including issues with mission post, personal log, and news item visibility that would allow people to be able to see non-activated items.

» JP?

Posted on Friday February 19th, 2016 @ 6:15am by Lieutenant Aidan Datari in Out of Character

Been doing a LOAD of posts with Tobias recently (and I still love them so they won't stop coming out for sure!) but I do have a load of npc's...is anyone else up for a JP? Don't want to seem like I write with only two people here.....

Nathan (counselling), Nveid (surgeon), Jayden (security) and Mira (engineer) are also available. Even Nathan's and Nveid's kids if wanted.... Nathan's son is about 14, his daughter is 10. Nveid's son is 6. (I think, maybe 7)

» End-of-Mission Updates

Posted on Saturday January 16th, 2016 @ 5:36am by Commodore 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.


Latest Mission Posts

» Subspace Declarations

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Thursday May 5th, 2016 @ 10:16pm by Captain Seklar & Commodore T'Zera


"The word 'HAILING' blinked on and off underneath the seal of the Federation and the comm address of Starbase 80. T'Zera waited patiently for an answer. It didn't take long for one to come. The image on the screen was replaced by a familiar face. "Hello, Seklar."

"T'Zera.." The…

» Unusual negotiations

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Thursday May 5th, 2016 @ 7:16am by Commander Tavik & Lieutenant JG Elias Lindholm & Lieutenant JG Kai Dhatann & Lieutenant JG Samuel McPhearson M.D. D.C. D.O & Ensign Ione Calva & Cadet Freshman Grade Jacob Ianto


Kai Dhatann hesitantly tested the door button. The door swooshed open without further trouble. "Huh," the Niocian grunted. Trading a look with Tavik he stepped through the narrow door frame and into the bridge.

On the Captain's chair, a Ferengi was sitting. He was wearing both colorful and distasteful…

» Space Station Nkosia One, Part 1

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Wednesday May 4th, 2016 @ 4:52pm by Commodore T'Zera & Senior Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stewart & Chief Petty Officer Isen Okaris & Commander Karen Villiers & Lieutenant Commander Njikes Karulean & Lieutenant Commander Alexander Richardson & Lieutenant JG Meyer Erentz & Lieutenant JG Tobias Moreau & Lieutenant JG Jennifer Taylor & Warrant Officer Jayden Mitchell


"Slow to thrusters," T'Zera said to the helmsman. She got up from her chair and stepped closer to the viewer. Nkosia One was an impressive sight this close up, even if it was a broken derelict. The five-kilometer wide space station was tumbling slowly end over end, the result…

» Lost In Space

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 @ 7:29am by Commander Tavik & Lieutenant JG Elias Lindholm & Lieutenant JG Kai Dhatann & Lieutenant JG Samuel McPhearson M.D. D.C. D.O & Ensign Ione Calva & Cadet Freshman Grade Jacob Ianto


The shuttle Eleanor was approaching the Ferengi vessel. It once had been in orbit, but been adrift for the last 25 years. "Initial scans show no lifesigns on the ship, but several asteroid hits all over the hull" Tavik summarized. "Most main systems seem intact, including life support. The…

» First Medical Team on the Surface

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Monday May 2nd, 2016 @ 4:30pm by Ensign Derek Han & Kyis Vanorax & Phaniel Tarod & Lieutenant Aidan Datari & Lieutenant JG Richard Ballston MD Psy D & Staff Warrant Officer Somen Ra-Thoragreii & Nathan van Breughel MD, PhD & Nveid tr'Rehu MD


They had put on their most ornate ceremonial robes for this occasion. It had been a long time since Phaniel Tarod had worn his. "Best to make a good first impression," he had said to the others on the Council. They stood on the steps of the Great Council…

Latest Personal Logs

» Orders

Posted on Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 @ 5:25am by Commodore 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 Commodore 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…