USS Copernicus - NCC 84130
Nova Class Scientific and Exploration Vessel

To protect Starfleets interests in this time of uncertainty, Starfleet has re-assigned the USS Copernicus to investigate Federation space along the Romulan Border, in order to unearth hidden mysteries from ancient civilizations. Meanwhile, Starfleet still seeks to maintain the peace within her borders, and continue to seek out new life and new civilisations, going boldly where no man has gone before and to this end the USS Copernicus, a Nova Class survey vessel under the Command of Keiben Haistro has been tasked with continuing Starfleet's scientific efforts in this area.
She is a small craft with no more than eighty officers and crew working and living together. Resources are tight on a ship this small but the crew will continue to put Starfleet's best foot forward.
We are a community of Star Trek enthusiast forging our own way through the rich tapestry created by Gene Rodenberry. We are a friendly group always looking to expand out family.

**THIS IS AN 18+ WRITING COMMUNITY**


Latest News Items

» Mission End

Posted on Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 @ 7:44am by Captain Keiben Haistro in General News

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night (Depending on geographic location - Delete as applicable)

As of yesterday I closed "Episode 2 - Echoes of the Empire" and I just want to say a huge thank you to all. I personally thoroughly enjoyed writing through that story with you all and I genuinely look forward to our next story which has now gone live as the primary mission on the site. If there were any posts still for Episode 2 and they have vanished please do let me know as they should still be floating around on the site and may just need adjusting in regards to mission title. With luck though the site will just continue as normal or have changed the mission title over already.

With that in mind I just wanted to give you the running tally for mission posts which stood for Episode 2 at a stonking 241 total posts (Don't ask for word count... we ain't in Obsidian fleet any longer and I cannot be fecked to go check!). Over all this exceeded my expectations as did the level of character development from most of you.

Chief Stoun (Ed) will remain on LOA for a time longer and I will check in with him soon.

The next mission, "Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself" is now live, and within the mission brief you will find some basic 'Act Notes' as guidance but if any of you have any questions then please do drop a message to me or find me on Discord.

As for crew evaluations... Because of the recent rebalance of ranks with the move from Obsidian Fleet Commander Holt and myself have decided to hold of on this until the end of Episode 3.

What do we mean by Crew Evaluations?

Essentially promotion. We won't be looking at length of service though as this is not a true reflection of what has been achieved in the game. Instead we will be looking at each character throughout a story, looking at input, creative contributions and a few other area's on the same lines... That said, if one of you believes that a player deserves a promotion then do speak to the command triad as we will take any recommendations on board.

And thats that. Happy Simming all you wonderful people.


» Prologue Ends

Posted on Fri Nov 27th, 2020 @ 11:51pm by Captain Keiben Haistro in General News

Well it was short, it was sweet but it was amazing. Thank you all for the writing that has happened during our prologue mission. Full mission metrics are at the bottom of this new article. We are now officially into our first main line mission. Do not hesitate to contact me, Lieutenant Holt or Doctor D'BrooNi if you need any guidance with our next mission which went live yesterday - "Echoes Of An Empire".

In this new mission we will tackle the sensor data gathered by the USS Merlin in the brief encounter she had with our original attacker. The Admiral will help set us on our course into what I hope will become an engaging series of missions and opportunities to really develop our characters. It will also pit us against the two main enemies that we will face on our simm. Now these said big bad's are still a work in progress so if anyone has any thoughts about them drop a message into the discord channel 'Strategic Operations'. Everyone should have their own input on the creative process on this group of highly talented writers that I look forward to working with on this little ship.

Lets Write People!

Prologue Metrics:
Total word count: 11297
Total Post Count: 22.594 by Obsolete Fleet metrics
Actual post count: 8


» Chief Science Officer and a general ramble

Posted on Thu Nov 26th, 2020 @ 4:35pm by Captain Keiben Haistro in General News

Firstly I need to apologise, I should have announced this when his character was actually accepted onto the simm!!!!

That said, I would like to (belatedly) welcome Ensign Junjie Han Mr. on board as our new Chief Science Officer. Things are starting to move forward now and we are just about ready to kick our first full mission off. Once the current few prologue posts are up then we can make a real start. That said, if anyone wishes to start some character development posts you can.

Things to remember with this new mission:
-It is starting a couple weeks after the prologue so Copernicus is repaired.
-Some crew, such as our Chief Science Officer will be new to the ship completely
-Chief Stoun and Ensign Verona still need the formal offer of a post on Copernicus

And those few points are just to start with.

Lets write people. X


» Two New Faces

Posted on Fri Nov 20th, 2020 @ 10:59am by Captain Keiben Haistro in General News

Welcome to Tamaska and to Sher'ra who are taking on XO and Security respectively. Tam I have pulled you into a JP already and Sher'ra I will start a post with you in the next day or so. Until then feel free to post as we have discussed.

Happy Writing X


» A New Start, A New Ship, A New Crew

Posted on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 @ 1:52pm by Captain Keiben Haistro in General News

The site is up and running and we are accepting applications even thought we are not officially active. We need to complete the site and begin to recruit writers to help us realise this sims full potential.

Key positions that need to be filled are First Officer, Chief Science Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Engineer. Every writer will be expected to complete the application in full including a sample post. For Senior Officer positions a high quality of application and sample post will be needed to be considered.

All writers will have input into the story's we tell and character development is the primary focus of this simulation. There will be missions that we have to achieve but the emphasis is on the characters.


Latest Mission Posts

» Damage Report

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Tue May 11th, 2021 @ 7:49am by Captain Keiben Haistro & Senior Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Stoun

ON

A call had been placed and help was on the way and Keiben had been as vague as possible about the damage to Copernicus, not having wanted to disturb Chief Stoun while he was working to patch together Copernicus as much as possible. However it was getting to a…


» Blinded by tears (WT)

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Thu May 6th, 2021 @ 7:26am by Captain Keiben Haistro & Commander Peter Horn

Ilyas ran, though he had no idea where too. The boy had just heard that his father, his idol, had been severely injured and had to stay in sickbay. His mother and older brother had gone to visit, but he had straggled. The idea of visiting dad, and seeing him…


» Today Is A Good Day...

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Tue May 4th, 2021 @ 10:46am by Ensign L'johk Adams & Petty Officer 1st Class Amalia Darcy

ON

Despite everything that had happened over the last few days L'johK couldn't get Chief Darcy from his mind. After just the briefest of encounters in the gym she seemed to have invaded every waking moment of his life to the extent that she was the only thing he could…


» Leaving for Home

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Sun May 2nd, 2021 @ 7:17am by Captain Keiben Haistro & Ensign Kotan Yojar & Commander Tamaska Holt & Neshia Yojar

ON

Neshia looked at her injured husband, who had heroically saved her from being killed.

"Kotan, lets go home, I am afraid of losing our child and... I really don't think we should stay. Lets tell the Captain. Please, lets go home." her eyes filled with tears as she snuggled…


» Something's Amiss

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Wed Apr 28th, 2021 @ 8:19pm by Commander Peter Horn & Lieutenant Melanie D’BrooNi

ON:

A moan escaped the injured Vulcan, when he finally found his way back to awareness. He felt disoriented, and very weak, as if every fibre in his body had been set on fire. And worst of all, he had no idea how or when something had happened. Yet he…


Latest Personal Logs

» What The Heck?

Posted on Mon Nov 30th, 2020 @ 6:50am by Lieutenant JG Junjie Han

Ensign Junjie Han
Copernicus CSO, Starbase docking ring

So I have just arrived here at the Starbase with orders in hand to be assigned as CSO aboard the Copernicus. She's a Nova class science ship and I have heard that she is going to be docking shortly so I am…