Welcome to the USS Pioneer

"One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not To Yield."
-Alfred Lord Tennyson-
(As inscribed on the dedication plaque of the USS Pioneer NCC-74757)

The year is 2395. In the aftermath of the Cardassian War, the relationship between Cardassia and the Federation has fundamentally shifted. Cardassia rebuilds as the Federation deploys Starfleet to serve and protect Cardassia and its colonies.

However, the crew of the USS Pioneer has learned that within in this rebuilding process there are two dark threats. The first comes from colonists being led by a former Starfleet Admiral and calling themselves the New Maquis. The second is from within Cardassia itself. The government led by Elim Garak is tedious at best. A group known as the True Way threatens to topple his government. Both of these dangerous factions, had been running in secret in attempts to bring down the alliance between the Federation and the Cardassian Union. However, now they are out in the open beating the drums of war.

The USS Pioneer enters it's second season attempting to hold the line from these threats on all sides. The Pioneer's Marine Detachment known as "The Cure" is geared and ready to put a stop to the threat. But is it enough? In short, their mission echoes their dedication plaque.

"USS Pioneer, To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not To Yield."

As part of their mission, the USS Pioneer was commissioned to join the USS Juno in achieving this goal. Station Empok Nor, was purposely restored to operational status for the task as a base of Starfleet Operations in the sector. Now the station stands as the final hurdle for the New Maquis and the True Way. If you think you have what it takes to face the enemy in these dark times, and NEVER YIELD then join the USS Pioneer as it enters it's second season with the darkest stories we have told to date.

Join Captain Malbrooke as he continues the legacy of the Intrepid Class of ships.


Browse the manifest to see what open positions interest you. Take a read of the crew posts and logs to see what we are made of. If this sounds like something you might be interested in being part of, then feel free to submit an application or alternative contacting Command through the 'Contact Us' button with any questions or queries you may have.

We welcome all writers. It doesn't matter if you have been role-playing in the Star Trek universe for less than a day or you are a veteran. All are welcome!

USS Pioneer is a proud Obsidian Fleet SIM serving in Task Force 47! Join us now.

USS Pioneer is a Star Trek role-playing SIM that is played using Nova, a role-playing system developed by Anodyne Productions. You must be 13 or older to join this SIM!

Latest News Items

» Great News From The Fleet

Posted on Tue Jan 8th, 2019 @ 6:10am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

Happy New Year everyone and it seems that this year is getting off to a great start here on the Pioneer. First off I would like to announce that I have been appointed to be the Task Group Commanding Officer for Task Group 47C in Obsidian Fleet. This is quite an honor and it is one that I would not have received if it were not for all of you. That faith that you put into my stories, as well as the creativity that you all employ in telling them is humbling. So first off I must thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. What does this mean for you and the rest of the crew of the Pioneer you may ask. Well it means that we need to lead by example. Other members of the Task Group may turn to us for questions and guidance. We all now lead the Task Group community. How do we accomplish this? By simply doing what we have been doing for the past year or so. Simply telling great stories through great writing. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

In other news all of your hard work is being noticed. The USS Pioneer has received the Silver Unit of Merit Award for December. Oliver Lancaster the Task Force Commanding Officer had the following to say. "The Pioneer has, as ever, continued to wow in terms of her quality and quantity of posting. Since taking over the sim, Malbrooke has done exceptionally with her, maintaining a large crew of 15 player characters and a post count of 55 for the holiday month. Well done!” As in the past this award is for all of you, not for me. This is the fleet recognizing all that you do for this sim and the community at large. So thank you again. I am speechless.

If you would like to read the full Task Force Report click the link below.
Task Force Report 47C Dec 2018

The bar has been raised even higher. Let's keep raising it.


Steady As She Goes,
Captain Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer

» December SIM Report

Posted on Tue Jan 1st, 2019 @ 8:00am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

If you are interested below is the link for the monthly report from the Pioneer to the fleet. Happy New Year and enjoy!

USS Pioneer December Report

Steady As She Goes,
Captain Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer

» End of Year Awards

Posted on Tue Jan 1st, 2019 @ 5:48am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

The year 2018 has been a great one here on the Pioneer. There has been some great stories that we told together, and I think the best is yet to come. Let's make 2019 even better.

We are starting this year off with some great additions. We have added to our crew in last two months and they are integrating into the story fantastically. Our site has a new redesign which is going to reflect the stories that are planned. The Pioneer is going to be caught in a war, one that the Federation wants no part of. We also got new rank images, and some new general imagery on the site. So our web home is looking better than ever. However, I think the best thing that occurred here on the Pioneer is the community grew and bonded. Not only are our characters coming together as a family but we as people are as well. For that I am deeply appreciative for.

So to start this off I wanted to say that on behalf of the Command Quartet here on the Pioneer Happy New Year. May 2019 be happy, healthy and prosperous.

Normally we do awards at the end of missions, however, I felt that a special edition was in order.

So without any gilding the lily and no further ado I give you the rewards.


Larim Myles - Larim (Rich) had been with the Pioneer just about since the ship was created. He has been and valuable addition running the Security/Tactical Department. I most impressed with how he overcomes. There was a time when Larim fell behind, and I watched him pick himself up, dust himself off and add to this sim in ways that I did not think of. His posts about the old west holo-program is especially notable and creative. It is for these reasons and many more that I promote him to the rank of Lieutenant Commander with all of the rights and privileges therein. I expect some big things from you and look forward to seeing them.

Dana Wakefield - Dana (Matt) initially joined the Pioneer with an interesting character concept. An Admiral's daughter, similar to Tom Paris. Except here Dana wanted to keep who her dad was a secret. Since joining I have watched this character grow from this basic idea into a full fledged person. One that is uniquely interesting. Dana has also contributed to a number of posts and started to organize the Pioneer's troubled Operations Department. Ops can be a hard place to write but you would not know that watching Dana's contributions. It is for these reasons and many more that I promote her to the rank of Lieutenant with all of the rights and privileges therein. Keep up the great work...


And now for some end of year Awards. These are all well deserved, but I would like to take a moment to say that everyone on this crew gives their best. However, when one goes above and beyond one should be recognized.

Command Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew Moore - Captain's Personal Merit Award - "For the end of the year Captain's Merit I feel Andrew Moore is the most deserving. Not only does Andrew run his own ship, and write the character of Moore here, but he is also the Task Group CO for 47A. With all of that on his plate he still finds time to participate as a member of the command team of this ship. His insight especially when it comes to enlisted characters has been invaluable to me. His writing is top notch and he has a flair for putting his own spin on combat posts. I for one will never forget his introduction to the ship in general. I look forward to seeing what he has in store for us in the coming year."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-

Lieutenant Dana Wakefield - Executive Officer's Merit Award - "Out of 33 characters currently assigned to the USS Pioneer, a few officers shined at the top of my list. Leading the pack at this time is Lieutenant Dana Wakefield. She has over 21 mission posts, since joining the USS Pioneer. Despite being a busy holiday season, she managed to get out three mission posts. She is a shinning example of a great writer. Her posts are a delight to read, and can not wait to see what she brings for the rest of 2018 and the upcoming year of 2019."
-Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin-

Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin - Crew's Choice Award - "Albeit new to the XO role Jay has thrown himself into it and also created two NPC familial characters to go along with his XO character. His jovial nature on Discord makes it a delight to be a part of and he has brought this further with his newest additions. He even has time to still play his other NPCs of Rockwell and Essu with great skill and imagination. I believe we would be a much duller and lifeless place without him and that is why I nominate him for this award. :) He has the Pioneering Spirit if ever there was one!"
-Lieutenant Amelia Zano Psy.D.-

Second Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble - Friendship Ribbon - "Cornelius Tremble's character is fun to read about. His friendship with Jennifer Masters and truly deserving of this award. There posts together show great chemistry. He is eager and always willing to with anyone, on the USS Pioneer. He is a great asset to the sim"
-Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin-

Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters - Friendship Ribbon - "Jennifer Masters Character is very open and friendly character, and truly deserving of this award. Her posts are fun to read. Her friendships in character and out of character, help keep writers active and engaged on the USS Pioneer. She is a great asset to the sim. Her posts with Second Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble are incredible, and with the other marines and her intelligence staff."
-Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin-

Lieutenant Commander Larim Myles - Professional Merit Award - "I would like to nominate Larim for this award. He is eagerness to write, and willingness to work with anyone. is awesome. Richard has over 46 mission posts with USS Pioneer, with a lot of those posts being a join post, his teamwork and dedication is deserving of this award."
-Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin-

Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters - Outstanding Post Ribbon - "I would like to nominate the post titled Mr Tumnus visits Intel. This post sheds a little bit of light on something not often seen in Star Trek. Quite simply regular life, this isn't a heroic post it is just a woman and cat."
-Lieutenant Commander Larim Myles-

Second Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble - Service Citation 1 Year - "For one year of service to the USS Pioneer. Thank you for writing with us. Here is to many many more."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-

Lieutenant Amelia Zano PsyD - Service Citation 1 Year - "For one year of service to the USS Pioneer. Thank you for writing with us. Here is to many many more."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-

Lieutenant Junior Grade Jomaus Miex - Service Citation 6 Months - "Thank you for being a strong part of the Pioneer Community. Here is to a great six months and many many more."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-

Once again thanks to you all this has been a great year on the Pioneer and it was all because of the great stories that you all wrote.

As always I am humbled by your writing and your faith in my stories.

For Now
Steady As She Goes,
Captain Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer

» Merry Christmas

Posted on Wed Dec 26th, 2018 @ 12:49am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

On behalf of the Command Quartet here on the Pioneer I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. You are not just a group of writers that I sim with, you are my friends and my extended family. I thank you all for your support and your talent during this past year. May the yuletide season grant you everything you hope and dream for.

Merry Christmas
Blessed Yule
Blessed Solstice

Captain Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer

» Nominations

Posted on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 @ 11:50am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

The end of year nominations have started. These are nominations for Character of the Year, CO of the Year and XO of the year.

For more information click the link below...

End of Year Award Nominations

Captain Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer