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

» Three Years and Counting...

Posted on Sunday June 5th, 2016 @ 6:16am by Commodore T'Zera in General News

It was in June of 2013 when a newly-appointed Obsidian Fleet CO took the reins of an unfinished website and, with two newly-recruited players, wrote the first JP for the USS Crown. The JP was about a new CO who meets two of her officers at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards to inspect their still-unfinished ship. Obviously we didn't go too far into our imaginations for inspiration. Those are the breaks of being in restricted operations.

Three years later, the sim is doing well. We have a fine group of players, several missions have been completed successfully, and the Crown is designated as the Task Group flagship for 72-C. Plus we've earned a few awards along the way. As a CO I'm gratified to see how things have turned out.

My thanks to all players, past and present, for pouring your hard work and creative talents into this sim. May our journeys continue to be as fruitful.

Happy Anniversary!

» Returning Player

Posted on Tuesday May 10th, 2016 @ 4:25am by Commodore T'Zera in General News

Please give a welcome back to Karl, who returns with his character Lt. K'Vagh. Karl was a member of our crew back in the early days, then had to take a break because of RL obligations. Luckily he got the itch for simming again and returned to us. We're happy to have him back.

Lt. K'Vagh is already hard at work on his first post. He's not on the Crown but en route. He'll be with us soon enough, however, so please send JP offers his way.


» 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.

Latest Mission Posts

» There's Always Hope

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Wednesday June 29th, 2016 @ 11:37am by Nveid tr'Rehu MD & Lieutenant JG Tobias Moreau


Tobias sat outside the containment tent that the surgeon now occupied. Safely clad away in the standard issue biosuit, the counselor offered a gentle smile to the Romulan/Betazoid hybrid and admired for the moment how relentless he was to pursue his research. He knew the man was not Starfleet,…

» Space Station Nkosia One, Part 3

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Tuesday June 21st, 2016 @ 8:04am 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 Elias Lindholm & Chief Warrant Officer Jason Mitchell & Ensign Ione Calva & Ensign Laura Jenkins & Ensign Erik Grayson


Captain's log, stardate 70393.8. The away team sent to recover the lost Ferengi ship has returned. Apparently they had trouble with an advanced security hologram, but were able to get around it. The Eleanor has returned to Nkosian space with the derelict ship in tow.

Seeing that they still…

» A Doctor's Work is Never Done

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Sunday June 19th, 2016 @ 7:51am by Kyis Vanorax & Lieutenant JG Tobias Moreau & Lieutenant JG Richard Ballston MD Psy D & Lieutenant JG Samuel McPhearson M.D. D.C. D.O & Nveid tr'Rehu MD & Fahli’ Sov domi


The lights indicating all the pathagens had been eliminated from their bio suits flashed and an audible computer voice told the CMO his decontamination was done. He stood silently for a moment hesitant to remove the helmet then began the process of getting out of his protective gear. The…

» Captain's Mast

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Thursday June 16th, 2016 @ 7:07am by Commodore T'Zera & Cadet Freshman Grade Jacob Ianto


The doors to the ready room parted. Cadet Jacob Ianto was waiting outside. "Enter and stand at attention," the Yeoman said to him in a grave tone. T'Zera was at her desk reading a report on her desk monitor.

Following the instruction, Jacob approached and took the same rigid…

» Drinks & Trills

Mission: The Hunted
Posted on Wednesday June 15th, 2016 @ 4:51pm by Ayzel Vanez & Lieutenant JG Tobias Moreau


Tobias had avoided returning to the ship's lounge for a number of weeks following the awkwardness that had befallen his encounter with Fahli. The counselor had been entirely inappropriate with the young woman, and while he could excuse his behavior he was reluctant to do so even having apologized…

Latest Personal Logs

» DATA PACKET RECEIVED *Source USS Tethys, LT K'Vagh's Personal Logs*

Posted on Wednesday May 25th, 2016 @ 12:02pm by Lieutenant K'Vagh

STAR DATE: 69903.3


LT K'Vagh Personal Log Star Date 69903.3.

It has been twelve years since I have spoken to or heard from my father, until yesterday when I received an urgent message from my mother on behalf of my father.


» 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…