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

» September Was A Very Good Month Indeed

Posted on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 @ 2:31am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

Well September ends and here on the east coast of the US we break into the dog days of autumn. My favorite season and the time when everything is the best it could be. So as we begin October I look forward to how the month unfolds in this little community of ours.

September 2019 Report

Enjoy the update and keep the thrilling suspense coming until the conclusion of The Silence.

Until next month my friends...

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


» It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Posted on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 @ 5:16am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

When most people hear that line they think of the Yuletide season. Not me, I think of the fall. Crisp leaves under foot. A cool crispness to the air. And Halloween...

Obsidian Fleet is celebrating Halloween with a contest. The Golden Pumpkin Competition. For more information click the link below. I encourage everyone to enter, it is a lot of fun.

The Golden Pumpkin Competition

Good Luck, and good writing...


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


» There's No Place Like Home Episode 7 Wrap Up

Posted on Thu Aug 15th, 2019 @ 4:43am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

WOW! Just WOW! You all really amazed me this episode. Not only did we get some good character development, but a very interesting side plot was held during the shore leave. On top of all of that headway was made on the over arc plot. We now have three separate investigatory teams looking into our friends from Cardassia. Will they put it all together in time, meh who knows. For now we have exploring to do.

On a personal note I wanted to say how happy and proud I am of all of you. It is a rare treat to find a crew that can create character development on a mission driven sim. You all get it done with aplomb. So thank you, thank you, thank you a thousand times thank you. You are my online family...

Now that the mushy stuff is out of the way on to the recognition. I am proud to say we have some award to give out.

So without any gilding the lily and no further ado I give you the one, the only, awards... taps mic

The Entire Crew - Silver Unit of Merit (Unit Award) - “Normally, I’m not one for giving awards to Task Group Flagships. In fact, often times I actively avoid it as I feel to take on a Task Force Command role is to forfeit those types of awards to the sims you are the TGCO for. However, in this instance, I am awarding the UoM from the month of July to Captain Tyler Malbrooke and the crew of the Pioneer. They consistently put out a high post count while maintaining a brilliant quality, worthy of Flagship status and this award. In July alone, they put out 134 posts, an average of just over 7 posts per player, and are on track for another month that will break that 100 post level, and this isn’t a one off either! Combine that with the additional work Malbrooke does in his capacity as a TGCO and Academy Commandant while also running this great sim and the sheer degree of interaction between these people that demonstrates the kind of creativity and camaraderie this fleet is all about, and you’ll understand why I’m nominating them for this award. So congratulations to the Pioneer and her crew, this award is well earned. Keep it up!”
–Oliver Lancaster, TF47 TFCO-


Ensign Dana Wakefield - Captain's Personal Merit Award - "The story they constructed and kept relatively secret from us all was one that was compelling, and something not often seen in Star Trek. It is rare that a story is told about how the stresses of starship life can effect a person. I enjoyed reading this series, and I am glad to have been a writer in it. So for her fall from grace I would like to give Dana Wakefield the Captain's Personal Merit Award. Now keep up the great work..."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


Lieutenant Ameri Ó Flannagáin - Executive Officer's Merit Award - "What a great addition to the fleet. This writer and the character herself, is a fun read. I love how Ameri has come to life. First being an npc, to becoming a playable character. She personality traits are wonderful, and so is her sassy irish humor. I have enjoyed watching this character develop."
-Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin-


Staff Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters - Crew's Choice Award - "Staff Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters, has become very active within the sim. I am very impressed with her posting levels. Glad to see her posting on a regular basis. Really enjoying the sub story arc. Can not wait to see what comes next."
-Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin-

"Masters is always up for writing with anyone and it is a pleasure to do so."
-Lieutenant Commander Richard Ballston-

"Masters is someone that you can depend on both in character and out. She has become and invaluable member of this community, always saying hello and chatting on the Discord Channel. There have been some big things out of our Intel Department, and I expect even bigger things to come. Her willingness to assist in any plot line makes her a resource like no other in a sim."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-



Lieutenant Ameri Ó Flannagáin
- Meritorious Newcomer Award - "Ameri has been with the sim for a short time now. In that time they have made the character so much more than the original "this is the XO's wife". She is always willing to jump in on a post and lend a hand to telling a great story both in the main plot arc, and with character's personal arcs. One of my favorite exchanges in this sim came with Ameri and so for that and much more I grant this award."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-

"Ameri was a joy to write with, and has jumped into every position with both feet."
-Lieutenant Vaebn tr'Hwersuil-



Lieutenant Ingrid Hollister
- Departmental Service Badge: Command - "Every post that the Lieutenant submits is a joy to read. I love to read about the hidden agenda of this pilot. When they joined the Pioneer their character background lent itself to assist in furthering the over arc of the sim. Hollister was more than willing to throw their character out there for a unique introduction. I find myself rereading their introduction ever so often, simply because it is a good read. I award this badge for their commitment to the Command Department of this vessel."
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-



Staff Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters
- Friendship Ribbon - "Without Jen, Dana would be up s&*t creek without a paddle, I know I can always rely on Jen and she always has my back, what are friends for after all."
-Ensign Dana Wakefield-



Ensign Dana Wakefield
- Friendship Ribbon - "Without Jen, Dana would be up s&*t creek without a paddle, I know I can always rely on Jen and she always has my back, what are friends for after all."
-Ensign Dana Wakefield-



Ensign Dana Wakefield
- Outstanding Post Ribbon - "I'm putting Lieutenant Dana Wakefield and Warrant Jennifer Masters up for this award. The post, What are Friends For is a compelling post about two characters each dealing with trauma in their lives and leaning on one another to try and get through it. This post helped pave the way to more drama throughout Episode 7: Home Again and it's been a lot of fun to read."
-Captain Cornelius Tremble-



Staff Warrant Officer Jennifer Masters
- Outstanding Post Ribbon - "I'm putting Lieutenant Dana Wakefield and Warrant Jennifer Masters up for this award. The post, What are Friends For is a compelling post about two characters each dealing with trauma in their lives and leaning on one another to try and get through it. This post helped pave the way to more drama throughout Episode 7: Home Again and it's been a lot of fun to read."
-Captain Cornelius Tremble-



Captain Tyler Malbrooke
- 100 Post Ribbon - "Awarded for completing 150 posts. Well done!"
-Captain Tyler Malbrooke-


The story of this ship continues in ways that I never thought possible. When I created this sim I set out to tell the stories that you did not see on television with the series. Home Again will stick out in my mind as the mission when that became possible and more. Within this writing is a court martial, three romantic relationships, two married couples and whole lot more. If this is the beginning I can't wait to see what happens next.

Here is to the tip of the iceberg...

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


» The Pioneer Sets The Bar Yet Again

Posted on Mon Aug 12th, 2019 @ 11:56pm by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

I am floored, amazed, flabbergasted even, and other signs of bewilderment as well. You faboulous writers, greatest crew, and merry few have done it again. We have gained the Unit of Merit Award for this month. This award is for all of you and how hard you write. If you would like to see what our Task Group Commanding Officer Admiral Oliver Lancaster had to say click the link below.

Task Group 47 Report

As for me all I can say is thank you. Thank you for being a part of this community and for telling some great stories. Here is to the undiscovered country and the heights that we are going to hit in the years to come.

So Congratulations everyone!

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


» The Dog Days...

Posted on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 @ 4:53am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke in General News

Wow I can't believe the year is more than half over already. Now here in New York the dog days of summer have come upon us. With that is the start of August, a month that I know will be filled with more excitement here on the Pioneer as we begin our new mission.

For those who would be interested click the link below and check out the monthly report to the fleet.

July 2019 Report

Here is to a another great month...

Keep on truckin Space Cowboy...


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