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.


Latest News Items

» Site has been updated

Posted on Sun Jul 11th, 2021 @ 4:18am by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Stoun in General News


The site has been updated to the latest version of Nova to correct a security flaw. It is highly recommended that you change your password.


» 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

Latest Mission Posts

» David Meets Goliath

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Wed Jul 28th, 2021 @ 4:18pm by Captain Keiben Haistro & Lieutenant JG G'Rani & Commander Peter Horn & Lieutenant Lillian Carter & Lieutenant JG Anek Tua & Lieutenant JG Junjie Han & Lieutenant JG Osil Haistro


The Copernicus was now groping its way slowly through the Briar patch. Lillian was fighting her urge to relieve the ensign at the conn and fly the ship herself. She knew that a good leader had faith in her crew and it could shatter the ensign's confidence in herself.…

» Operations Meeting

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 @ 8:16am by Ensign L'johk Adams & Lieutenant JG Anek Tua & Ensign Edward Teach & Petty Officer 1st Class Shailyn Lothian


Now most times Lothian liked to keep in the background, but when it came to this new ship, eventually one really needed to get to know whom she was working with. So, she sent out messages, in the form of, Hi, I'm Petty Officer 1st Class, Shailyn Lothan I'd…

» Not So Easy A Conversation

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Mon Jul 19th, 2021 @ 4:03pm by Captain Keiben Haistro & Commander Peter Horn & Lieutenant Lillian Carter


Keiben watched as the away team started to filter away from the bridge leaving him slightly short handed until the relief officers poured in. Lillian was really upping her game and he was more than pleased to see it. He and Tam really had made the right choice to…

» Drinks and discord

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Sat Jul 17th, 2021 @ 10:11pm by Commander Tamaska Holt & Lieutenant JG Sher'ra Verona & Lieutenant Lillian Carter


After finishing her shift, Lillian had originally planned to have a quiet evening in her quarters but then she decided she didn’t want to be alone. Changing into a black dress, she headed for the mess hall.

Entering she went over to the replicator and ordered a cosmopolitan. She…

» Distress

Mission: Episode 3 - Fear Is Fear Itself
Posted on Tue Jul 13th, 2021 @ 5:51pm by Ensign L'johk Adams & Captain Keiben Haistro & Jaas'rah & Lieutenant Melanie D’BrooNi & Lieutenant JG Sher'ra Verona & Commander Tamaska Holt & Commander Peter Horn & Lieutenant Lillian Carter & Lieutenant JG Anek Tua & Lieutenant JG Junjie Han & Senior Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Stoun & Ensign Minka Sato


This was Lillian's first shift in 'The big chair'. She had entered the bridge and initially headed for the helm before she remembered and altered her course for the centre seat.

The officer of the previous watch didn't notice her course correction and rose as she approached.

"Good afternoon…

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…