Welcome to the Task Group 47-C Flagship 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.

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

» Pioneer Intelligence Department Expands

Posted on Thu Jun 13th, 2019 @ 10:58pm by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

With the arrival our new Infiltration Specialist a new division has been created within the Intelligence Division. This new sub division is known as Starfleet Information Division. The men and women in this division represent the covert side of Intelligence work. Most of what they do is only known by the ship's Chief Intelligence Officer. This expansion comes as the need is presented due to the arrival of the Obsidian Order.

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


» Intelligent Congratulations

Posted on Wed Jun 12th, 2019 @ 10:32pm by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

Recently the rest of the Command Staff on the Pioneer pointed out a great oversight on my part. This oversight was that a promotion was forgotten in the end of mission announcement. For that I am deeply sorry, I would forget my own head if it were not attached to my body.

So without any gilding the lily and no further ado I give you the announcement. Taps mic Ahem...

Jennifer Masters - Jennifer Masters exemplifies what it means to have the pioneering spirit. I strive to make this sim more than a game, it is a community. Masters is always available on our Discord server participating and truly becoming part of people's lives. Within the sim her ideas for stories never fail to go unnoticed. She not only brings her department into the plot at large but creates and in character community as well. Recently writing as a cat wondering the corridors of the ship. For her great service to the Pioneer and it's story I hereby promote Jennifer Masters to the rank of Staff Warrant Officer with all of the rights and privileges therein.
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-



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


» Special Presentation

Posted on Thu Jun 6th, 2019 @ 3:19am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

It is with great pleasure that I announce that our Executive Officer Commander Quinn O Flannigain has been granted the Outstanding Executive Officer Award. Below you will find some words by your fellow crew members who nominated him. This is a fleet level award and is granted with the full blessing of Joint Fleet Command.

Congratulations Commander you earned it, and thank you for everything that you do for the USS Pioneer.

Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin - Outstanding Executive Officer Award - "Cmdr Quinn O Flannigan took charge of the ship and kept a difficult and intricate plot running when the Captain was away on LOA. He is always available when needed and offers up interesting plot twists for my department. As a member of the community Quinn is active on the ship's Discord and checks in on everyone."
-Lieutenant Vaebn tr'Hwersuil-

"Always gives good posts to work with, not to long, not to wordy but very descriptive and effective. His descriptive writing helps to set the stage and really makes me envision where my character is. It is also refreshing to see someone play an XO who is not like Riker or Chackotay."
-Gunnery Sergeant Wilhelmina Wilson-

"I have been simming for nigh on twenty years. In that time I have worked with and under many XOs and I have to say that Quinn O Flannigan is a rare find. Like XOs of Trek fame he keeps my mind on the path of the sim. I am an idea man and as such I will often have a stroke of brilliance during a mission. I can always rely on Quinn to either make it so, or show me that it will derail the whole mission. When my mother passed I was a wreck. Quinn made sure that the Pioneer was still here for me when I got back and was ready to sim. Not only that he made sure to check up on me on a personal level. It can be very hard to be the power behind the throne as it were, and Quinn handles it with aplomb. Once more I know that I am a very hard person to work with and he keeps me in check by simply being a sounding board, and allowing me to bounce all of these ideas off of him. I have been through a few XO's since starting the Pioneer, and I truly believe that there is none better than the one I have."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


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


» Kicking The Habit - Episode 6 Wrap Up

Posted on Sat Jun 1st, 2019 @ 1:23am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

As we close episode 6 "Old Habits Die Hard" I look at how far this sim has come. We are about a year and a half old and have written some great missions. All of them would make great television episodes for any of the Star Trek crews. It is for the love of those tales that we continue. We continue to write the type of stories that are compelling and fascinating.

For this mission the Command Team took a different approach and I think for the most part it worked well. We decided to split the crew up into teams and each team tackled one aspect of the plot. We then weaved all those mini stories into an overlapping larger tale. What we found was that this crew prefers smaller joint posts and that is okay. Your Command Team continues to learn as we go through this journey.

As always I cannot express my gratitude enough, nor can I give you enough thanks. Just know that I am thankful and proud to call you all my crew and friends. I am beyond proud of this sim and the stories we tell.

But that is enough of the gushing on to the fun stuff. With the close of the episode comes the accolades for all of your hard work. So without any gilding the lily and no further ado I give you the rewards.

Promotions


Cornelius Tremble - I am not exactly sure how we would have closed this mission if it were not for Cornelius. His ideas and willingness to throw his character on the fire for the sake of the story never goes unnoticed. He has also been instrumental behind the scenes in getting Empok Nor running. The station now has a life and story of it's own. As well as a bunch of Marines. For his great service to the Pioneer and it's story I hereby promote Cornelius Tremble to the rank of First Lieutenant with all of the rights and privileges therein.
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Awards


First Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble - Captain's Personal Merit Award - "For this mission I feel that Cornelius Tremble deserves an immense amount of recognition. He not only put himself out there to further the main mission but he also took the lead on a sub arc plot. Fleshing out the setting that is Empok Nor. Tremble is always available to write anything at anytime. It is for all of these reasons and more that I award him the Captain's merit."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


First Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble - Executive Officer's Merit Award - "Second Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble, a remarkable writer. Always eager and willing to post on the USS Pioneer. He is a shinning example of a good simmer, and a great leader. I am so excited to be giving him this award."
-Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin-


First Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble - Crew's Choice Award - "I'm a quiet one on discord because I like to observe before I start chatting. In this observation and the offing with him Tremble has been an person to talk to and log with. He's always looking for ways to log and has been pretty open to nearly any idea II've seen pitched, including my own for a little backstory we'll be playing out. It was a hard choice between him and 2 others, however, for these reasons I am submitting my recommendation for Tremble."
-Command Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew Moore-

"For his ideas and involvement in the mission. His creativity and his openness to other peoples ideas."
-Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters-


Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters - Enlisted Award of Merit - "Masters has played an enlisted character for as long as I've been here. In my time I've loved reading here logs and the way she portrays an enlisted crew member. The character of Masters is rough around the edges, however, it isn't taken to the extreme like is easy to do."
-Command Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew Moore-


Glen Brecat Jerane - Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon - "It takes skill to write an alien species in Star Trek. It takes even more skill to write one as nuanced as a Cardassian."
-Lieutenant Commander Larim Myles-


First Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble - Purple Heart - "This award is given for the post series titled "A Little Torture Among Enemies". I approached Tremble with an idea for his capture and torture at the hands of the major antagonists of this plot. He not only agreed to it but added to the concept. His willingness to stick his neck out made this plot even better than I could have hoped."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Command Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew Moore - Service Accomodation Award - "Moore was originally brought onto the Pioneer as a Behavioral Specialist. He quickly took to the job of Chief of the Boat, at first without any request from command. Then he was given the job officially. Now as Chief of the Boat he was given a section of the plot to run and has done a bang up job."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Glen Brecat Jerane - Meritorious Newcomer Award - "A joy to write with. A great addition to the Pioneer and in a position that has so much to add to the story. I can't wait to see what he has on deck."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Lieutenant Dana Wakefield - Most Improved Player Award - "I have seen a distinct uptick in the Lieutenant's interactions this mission. This is something that I not only appreciate but look forward to."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Lieutenant Vaebn tr'Hwersuil - Professional Merit Award - "Vaebn is a joy to write with. His tags epitomize a Romulan to me, sometimes humorous, and sometimes concise, but always smarmy. I enjoy this character so much that I plan to write a series of one on one JPs with the Lieutenant."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Lieutenant Hermia O'Rourke - Good Conduct Medal - "Hermia has been functioning as the CMO for quite some time as she fills the shoes left vacant by ELOA. In that time I have come to depend on her for medical assistance on duty, and hello on discord off duty. She epitomizes the word community and deserves to be recognized."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters - Creativity Award - "When informed that Tremble was to be captured, Jennifer hatched the concept to rescue him. It was interesting to read when it was just an idea, and even more interesting to read when the post was written."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Command Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew Moore, Lieutenant Junior Grade Paul Michael, Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters, First Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble, Gunnery Sergeant Wilhelmina Wilson, Captain Tyler Malbrooke - Outstanding Post Ribbon - "I'm nominating the Package Acquired post, a small misunderstanding led to a blow-up which basically turned the mission on its ear and, in my opinion, made it a lot of fun to read."
-First Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble-


Gunnery Sergeant Wilhelmina Wilson - Departmental Service Badge: Marine - "Wilson's writer has added depth to the Marine Ranks on the Pioneer and is developing an interesting character that's fun to write with. And. Well. Marines!"
-First Lieutenant Cornelius Tremble-


Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin - Departmental Service Badge: Command - "Since the creation of the Pioneer I have had a few Executive Officers. However, when Quinn took the job all of the pieces fell into place. He is one hell of an asset both in front and behind the scenes. I believe that he epitomizes this award. Thank you for your service to the Command Department. I know that the Pioneer would not be where it is if it were not for him. I look forward to leaning on you more and more."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Lieutenant Junior Grade Paul Michael - Service Citation 6 Months - "Since coming aboard Paul has been a fantastic addition to this ship and it's community. Never hesitant to add to the "Love Boat" story-lines, I look forward to reading what antics he will get into next. Thanks for being a part of this community."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Lieutenant Junior Grade Elen Diari - Service Citation 1 Year - "What would this ship be without it's spunky Chief Engineer. Diari always adds an air of lightheartedness to their posts that make them a joy to read. Thank you for being a part of this community for the past year. Here is to many more."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


This mission had a lot of hurdles and intricate plot holes. Like the crew that you are, you took the ideas that I laid out and made them larger then life. This mission has taught me one important thing about this crew. You all prefer to write smaller joint posts, as opposed to larger ones. I will keep that in advisement in all future missions. I feel that as a game master you all teach me more and more with every mission. For that I have to thank you. I want you all to know that I appreciate everything that you all do for this community.

For the official Fleet report for the month of May check out our sim report. Sim Report May 2019

Until the next mission onward and upward...

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


» 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