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.

DO YOU HAVE THE PIONEERING SPIRIT

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

» 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


» End of Year Fleet Awards

Posted on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 @ 5:08am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

Voting for the year end fleet awards are open. The Pioneer is up for three awards, CO of the Year Tyler Malbrooke, XO of the Year Quinn O Flannagain, and Platinum SIM of the Year. So get out there and vote if you haven't already done so . Voting ends on January 31st at 9 PM GMT.

Click the link below in order to cast your vote.

End of Year Awards Voting

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


» 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.

Thanks

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