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.

If interested in joining us, please click the "Join" button on the right hand menu.

Current Mission: Intermission II

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Latest News Items

» Cross's Scars

Posted on Thursday August 28th, 2014 @ 7:10pm by Lieutenant JG Michael Cross in General News

There are going to be major character developments in my characters life. My plan is to strap on a head lamp and go spelunking into the deepest parts of his soul. Michael's entire life, career, and especially marriage are going to be rocked to the core. I was wondering if someone would be willing to write the part of his wife Jenna in a JP? PM me if you want to JP with me on this story line.

» New Player

Posted on Thursday August 28th, 2014 @ 6:05am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Hi, all. Please welcome Chief Warrant Officer Jason Mitchell who will become a new addition to the Operations department. Mister Mitchell is transferring to us from a recently closed sim. He and I already have a JP in the works but I'm sure he wouldn't mind some more to work on. Let's help him get settled in.


» A Message from Lt.(JG) Matthew Plumeri, USS Nimitz

Posted on Wednesday August 27th, 2014 @ 6:22am by Captain T'Zera in Out of Character

Dear Captain T'Zera,

I wanted to send you a note - to you and your crew on the Crown. Thanking you for your effort, your time, your life and labor in making this Joint Mission so successful, so fun and so memorable. I realize that over these past seven months - the going has not always been so smooth. Along the way we have had our differences. What is more important is that we saw past those and worked together to accomplish what we set out to do. Two crews of talented - and opinionated - writers that share a love of Star Trek and a better future. As I look back at how far we have come in this mission I realized that it was because of all of you that it worked so well.

Thank you Captain T'Zera for your leadership - and for showing us a Vulcan marriage that didn't end in death (but came close).
Lieutenant Commander Aleran Ral - for leadership and immagination during every chapter of this joint mission.
Lieutenant Tavik - for Courage and Creativity for being a good team player and one that I would love to write with again.
Lieutenant JG Michael Cross - for playing a Security & Tactical officer faced with impossible and daunting odds. Losing a President and finding him again. You also rescued my friends from the Nimitz - thanks for that :)

Lieutenant Njikes Karulean and Lieutenant Jacob Thortin - for being dropped into the middle of a crazy, fast paced, always changing mission and landing on your feet and adding to the story and moving it forward. You guys rock.

Lieutenant JG Summer Amoran and the entire Crown Medical Department - for picking up the pieces of a devastated Salonia and for being such fun people to play alongside. Thank you.

Lieutenant Alexander Richardson - for a great joint post just before a major space battle. For figuring out who the traitor was in a very clever way. It was a lot of fun to see you working it. And I'd love to have you and your team guest star sometime on Nimitz.

Finally, again to your Captain and my friend - for creating a rich world filled with excitement and adventure. For allowing so many of us to spread our NPC wings and have fun in place that none of have ever gone before.

I will look back on this Joint Mission and remember my time with you all very fondly. Thanks for playing. For my friends on the Crown:

An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Thomas/Matthew Plumeri

Thanks Berto - for you and your crew.

» Crown's Yahoo Group

Posted on Tuesday August 19th, 2014 @ 8:13am by Lieutenant Commander Aleran Ral in General News

Hey guys,

We are trying to get the Out Of Character Yahoo Group going again. It's a good way for us to bring the Crown together as a tighter group and a community. It also serves a good backup in the event something happens with our host server for the Crown. I sent out the invitation emails to those of you who were not already on the list. Hope to see you guys over there soon as we have some stuff we want to send out on there.


» Lots O' News

Posted on Monday August 18th, 2014 @ 3:16am by Captain T'Zera in General News

Greetings, all. The Crown's first-ever joint mission will soon be drawing to a close. When I checked last night there were only a handful of posts left in the queue, and the number continues to dwindle. If you have a tag or unfinished post waiting for you over there then please finish it up. Oh, and thank you so much for helping to make it the success it was. Undoubtedly it was a complex undertaking with plenty of challenges and the occasional headache, but we came through with another feather in our cap and another been-there-done-that merit badge to pin on. Well done, crew.

And while we're at it let's man the rails and salute the crew of the USS Nimitz under the leadership of Rear-Admiral James Hurin. One of the finest crews in Obsidian Fleet.

Well, except for the helmsman. Can't stand that guy.

Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and open up our next intermission, aptly titled 'Intermission II." If you feel that you've made your final offerings to the joint mission story then you may return to posting on the Crown site under that mission title. "Intermission II" opens several weeks after the events on Salonia. The Crown has been summoned to Deep Space Nine to swap modules again and receive new orders. All hands are authorized to take shore leave on the station or on Bajor as duties permit. Against that backdrop you may begin writing the next chapter of your character's adventures.

We won't spend too long in the intermission period, however. For the past several weeks your command team has been busy discussing and formulating the next mission. There are still some details to hammer out but we have the basics of it already. It's going to be a TNG-inspired adventure that will take us into the Gamma Quadrant and possibly some other surprising destinations. Here is the title of the mission and some teaser art:

As I said we'll get started on that soon. Other current items on the command team's agenda include promotions (long overdue, I know), requesting a change in our sim rating from 13+ to 15+ (something I've been wanting to do for a while now), and some reworking of the sim rules. Stay tuned for further announcements about all that. And if you have any questions or comments about those topics then my door is always open.

Finally I'd like to welcome aboard another new person to our ranks. She's a veteran player who commands her own sim elsewhere in Obsidian Fleet and she'll be playing a civilian journalist named Ayzel Vanez. While we've been playing over at the joint site she's been at the Crown site these past few days working on her intro post, which I'll get to posting here shortly. Please make Ayzel feel at home.

Again, if you have some unfinished business waiting for you at the joint site then please see to it soon. Let's get the Salonia mission wrapped up nice and pretty. Thanks, everyone.


Latest Mission Posts

» Destiny

Mission: The Engines of Havoc
Posted on Wednesday August 27th, 2014 @ 6:20am by Captain T'Zera


The enormous Council Chamber erupted in cheers when she arrived and her name was announced to the chamber. Elected representatives from all over the Federation applauded their new leader. Holo-cameras followed the scene and transmitted it over the news channels. Then the commentator spoke.

"Good day, you're watching live…

» Betrayal

Mission: The Engines of Havoc
Posted on Wednesday August 27th, 2014 @ 6:17am by Lieutenant JG Michael Cross


Despite being injured Cross was at a full out sprint. Stockton's capture was top priority in his mind. Michael's body was screaming out with pain he continued to push himself. The enraged officer saw Stockton running through the court yard toward the main gate. Cross pumped his arms and…

» Hop, Skip, and a Jump

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Monday August 25th, 2014 @ 3:30pm by Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Lieutenant Njikes Karulean


Richardson entered the Five Forward Lounge and quickly began to scan the room with his eyes looking for Lieutenant Karulean. He searched the crowded mess hall several times over before he noticed the Andorian officer sitting at a table on the far side of the room. The Lieutenant glanced…

» The Richardson Dinner Debacle of 2391

Mission: Intermission II
Posted on Monday August 25th, 2014 @ 1:59pm by Lieutenant Alexander Richardson & Amber Hall-Richardson


Amber was just finishing the final settings at the dinner table when Richardson walked into the quarters. Trailing behind the Lieutenant were his father and Mr. Hall, Amber's father, and behind them entered the squabbling pair of matriarchs, Alex and Amber's mothers. "I don't know why we couldn't just…

» Family

Mission: The Engines of Havoc
Posted on Monday August 25th, 2014 @ 6:32am by Captain T'Zera


T'Zera sat in a rocker cradling Ishara and singing an old Vulcan lullaby. The toddler girl was falling asleep on her shoulder. "Sleep, beloved," she whispered into the tiny, pointed ear. The drowsy eyes met hers and began to close. T'Zera leaned her cheek against Ishara's head, then closed…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» Settling in

Posted on Saturday May 17th, 2014 @ 5:14pm by Lieutenant JG Jessica 'Razor' Wolf

Jessica was settling into her quarters which was far more spacious than her last station, which was about half the size of the room. She took off her clothes and got into the shower as it was a long journey from her last post.

"Computer, Personal Log. I just arrived…

» Fire in the Sky

Posted on Friday March 21st, 2014 @ 2:03pm by Lieutenant JG Michael Cross

Chief Tactical Officers log

I lead an away team to the surface of Talos four and discovered some sort of device that was apparently effecting the atmosphere. before we could get an idea of what the object was we were fired upon by an unidentified faction. Its a mystery as…

» Security Chief's Log

Posted on Friday February 7th, 2014 @ 11:44pm by Lieutenant JG Michael Cross

With the impending visit of the president any day now things have never been more tense. All of the pressure is on our department to ensure a safe visit. Not only for the president but other dignitaries as well. He had to decide who would have access to which decks,…

» Diplomatic Visit

Posted on Sunday February 2nd, 2014 @ 1:17am by Lieutenant JG Michael Cross

The President of the federation is scheduled to visit the Crown very soon and I couldn't be more nervous. As a member of elite force I have faced the worst possible situations. My stomach is in knots due to all the security precautions that must be taken in order to…