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 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 Shanghai 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

» April 2019

Posted on Wed May 1st, 2019 @ 3:43am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

This year is just flying by... Here we are at the start of May and Spring has sprung. The Pioneer is continuing to tell the stories that we have become known for and I thank you for that. May will bring the end of this mission and your CO's birthday hint... hint...

Below is the link to the official monthly report from the Pioneer. Enjoy!

USS Pioneer April 2019

Captain Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer

» USS Pioneer March Report

Posted on Mon Apr 1st, 2019 @ 2:54am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

Greetings Gallant Crew...

Alright, Alright... Enough of that. What's up gang? Great work this far on the current mission so let's keep it up. For now and for you viewing pleasure I give you the March 2019 Sim Report for the USS Pioneer.

March 2019


Captain Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer

» SIM Report February 2019

Posted on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 @ 6:45am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

Greetings Everyone,

If you are interested in seeing the report on the USS Pioneer for February click the link. All in all we had an okay February. I would like to have an awesome March. With the story shaping it up as it is we can definitely achieve that goal.

USS Pioneer February 2019 Report

Until Next Time...

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

» Big Event on The Horizon

Posted on Wed Feb 13th, 2019 @ 9:00am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

This is going to be a great event with the three major sim fleets. Come join us for a great day of panels.

For more information click the link below.

Project Khitomer

Until Next Time...

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

» So That Was Helpful - "It Would Be Their Pleasure" Wrap Up

Posted on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 @ 7:04am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

As we close the month of January I am amazed. Amazed at each and every one of you. We finish the month at around 110 posts, which averages to about 6 posts per person. That is raising the bar everyone, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. However, I must also caution you because now the bar is raised and now we need to keep the pace going. So with the new mission underway let's get to writing some fantastic lead ins.

I would like to publicly welcome back PO1C Willam Jackson I know I can speak for the entire crew when I say that we overjoyed to see you back and writing with us. I would also like to welcome Glen Brecat Jerane to our ranks. They take the position of Cardassian Defense Fleet Liaison. This is a position that I have wanted to fill for some time in the sim and I am glad to have them aboard.

With the addition of these two fine writers I have stopped actively recruiting for the Pioneer. We have a great crew at a great size. That said, if you know a writer who you think would be a good fit send them our way and we will have a talk with them. I know that writing with your friends can make things go a lot smoother.

If you would like to read the entire January report on the USS Pioneer click the link below:
USS Pioneer Sim Report Jan 2019

With the awards that were given out in December there are not many to give for the close of Shore Leave. However, there are a couple.

So without any gilding the lily and no further ado here we go...

Lieutenant Vaebn tr'Hwersuil - Creativity Award - "Vaebn's creativity in the Trivas End Joint post which made it into a brilliant scene to work in."
-Lieutenant Junior Grade Elen Diari-

Chloe De La Vega (Lieutenant Amelia Zano) - Non-Player Character Award - "Chloe's journey is equally as enjoyable to read as that of the officers and crew of the Pioneer. Once more she adds life to the sim, there is more here than a bridge and missions."
-Lieutenant Vaebn tr'Hwersuil-

As has been the case since I created the USS Pioneer you all amaze the heck out of me and I am proud to be a member of this community. Here is to bigger and better things in the next mission.

I am also more humbled than ever by your writing, and your faith in my stories.

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