Welcome to the USS Excelsior!
The USS Excelsior holds a proud place throughout history. Originally dubbed the Great Experiment and commanded by one Hikaru Sulu. In Latin, Excelsior means 'Ever Upward'. Throughout its time, each Excelsior has been a Ship of the Line, starting with the Original Excelsior Class vessel.
More recently, the Excelsior-C holds a proud place in the history of Task Force 38. The Excelsior served in 2384 during the Battle of Union. Subsequently, the Excelsior was the first Federation Starship to discover The Round Table. Some months after, the Excelsior completed the first of many successful exploration missions throughout The Round Table. However, with a series of new orders, the Excelsior-C has been reassigned to Task Force 93 to take a lead in the new initiatives and agreements between the Federation and Romulan Empires.
Barely 3 months into their tour of duty in Task Force 93, the Excelsior is recalled back to the Delta Quadrant, part of Task Force 38.
With its long history, the Excelsior has a special place in the hearts and minds of many.The current Excelsior is a Sovereign Class Crusier, one of the more advanced ship's in the Fleet.
It is our aim to create an enjoyable and stimulating environment to write and be creative. If you would like become part of the history that is Excelsior, please submit an application. We are only as a strong as the players who write.
Established February 16th, 2013 - Gardner Era. 2 YEAR AND 1 MONTH
Latest News Items
Posted on Monday April 6th, 2015 @ 1:23am by Commander Adren Noth in General News
I must say, I am certainly enjoying the level of activity and quality of writing in the JP as we initially explore our prelude to future encounters with the Vaadwaur and the unstable dynamics of the Delta Quadrant. I would like to take a moment to applaud each of you. It obviously takes patients and diligence to roll out a JP which is connected to so many individuals.
I would like to reassure each of you that Bobby and I will be working tirelessly to get everyone involved is some manner or another as we conclude this introductory mission. The Excelsior is a massive ship, and there is much to be done!
As I conclude, I would like to take a moment to foster crew connections and micro posts. The Excelsior is only as engaging as the characters who take up house aboard. I encourage you all in the days ahead to start JPs with each other and explore your characters. I really want to read more of your fantastic writings and see your characters develop and bloom. I have already been granted glimmers and have I loved what I have seen. But, sometimes it is the little personally stories that reveal the most about characters and makes for the best writing. I have even immensely enjoyed the solo personal logs; they have been great! Be assured someone is reading all your content, and someone is enjoying!
I also implore you all to start a JP with me, or message me if you are interested and I’ll engage your character in some encounter.
There is much fun to be had on the holodeck, the mess hall, and any other mysterious corner of the ship needing to be explored. As we map out our mission please take time to establish your character, get to know each other, and me too of course! :)
Posted on Thursday March 19th, 2015 @ 8:33pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Please join me in welcoming Therese to the Excelsior. She will be playing Lieutenant Kalyani Wyreck our new Chief Flight Control Officer.
I very much look forward to writing with you :)
Posted on Monday March 9th, 2015 @ 9:31pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
So the first mission post is out. If you want to make some back posts or reuse what you posted before for the last mission, great, just either let me know if you can't find it and I'll make the amendments on the Nova so you can access it.
I am going to start the briefing post this evening, so we can keep some momentum going, but during the meantime, please don't hesitate to make a back post! We are going to assume that nothing has changed since our last mission and I haven't yet made Bahrat the XO, but that will come out in the staff meeting.
Posted on Tuesday January 20th, 2015 @ 6:18pm by Commander Adren Noth in General News
The USS Excelsior once held a significant presence in the Delta Quadrant, as a force to be reckoned with. She has a notable history as a ship of Task Force 38 line. With the increased reports of Vaadwaur activity, she is now being recalled to the area of space that has shaped her crew and toughened her haul.
We will once again take our place, “To stand upon one world and look out upon the next…”
Since Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon; since S'task and Karatek left Vulcan in the great Exodus Arks; since Captain Vex unlocked the secrets of space travel for a primitive Trill, this has been the motto of all explorers.
And because of that, beings from across the galaxy have joined together under the banner of Federation, impelled by curiosity and a thirst for seeking the strange and unknown. Working side by side, we ask and have been asked the same and powerful question: "What's out there?" Task Force 38 intends to answer that question in the Delta Quadrant.
The Delta Quadrant has a new evil, and I know we have what it takes.
So, we are going back boys, and the opportunity is yours!
New orders and details pending; stay tuned.
Posted on Sunday January 4th, 2015 @ 7:39pm by Commander Adren Noth in General News
The Excelsior has no ordinary name. Her name carries infinite weight as some of the greats have, over the years, come to call her home. Captain Hikaru Sulu commanded her in the 90s, along with a naïve Science Officer that we have come to know as Tuvok. She went toe-to-toe with the Klingons, explored the depths of the gaseous planetary anomalies in the Beta Quadrant, and played a pivotal role in assisting the USS Enterprise-A in preventing the assassination of the Federation President at the Khitomer Conference. She has saved lives. Built great men and women. And gone where no one had gone before.
These events have made history; these events are held by anyone who now calls the Excelsior home. We have had radio silence for far too long. We have jumped around between missions, and frankly we have far too many loose ends. Too many stories left untold. Too many character left unexplored. But, as the Excelsior name defines, we are about becoming something better – it is the journey. Over the next few days some changes are in order. We will take a new direction, with an old heart, with one message, a message we have always held dear; to move, “Ever Upward!”
Our Captain, our leader, our friend –Bobby, is back and ready to sail the Excelsior banner with us once again. In the words of Leonard McCoy, “My God, that’s a big ship,” to which Montogmery Scott replied, “Not so big as her Captain, I think.” Well, our Captain fills those big boots might well, I think –and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The time of idle thought is behind us. Bobby or I will be posting a JP soon, just to get our juices flowing in a social setting; but, expect a fun and exciting mission to follow…
So say, Excelsior!
Commander Adren Bahrat Noth,
USS Excelsior, XO
Latest Mission Posts
The stench of an ancient time drifted against the stale air; the stage was set for primeval Egypt. The room was erected from the stones of the earth, crafted by the sweat, blood, and tears of the enslaved Israelites. Bald men stood around the edges of the tomb,…
Commander Adren Bahrat Noth sighed in satisfaction at the sheer unfamiliarity of the star patterns outside the viewports of the Excelsior’s Mess Hall. “The Delta Quadrant, it has been too long…” He spoke softly riddled in breath as if talking to a returning friend. He spread his arms to take…
Mission: The Trouble with Vaadwaur
Posted on Tuesday April 7th, 2015 @ 11:38am by Captain Peter Gardner & Lieutenant Commander Eskr Garen & Commander Adren Noth & Lieutenant Colonel Charles Howden & Lieutenant Commander Rachel Hanssen & Lieutenant Commander Damian Akorem & Lieutenant Kalyani Wyrek & Lieutenant Yoshida Okawa & Master Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Gunnarsen
The coffee was rich, strong and black, an addication Peter had taken to whilst being on Faltan Station, something he intended to give, but in times of stress he found that he was always went back to it. He took a sip. It was harsh against his throat and if…
Kalyani had the runabout's warp engine running hot. The pilots from the starbase that they had departed from were sitting nervously watching over everything that she was doing to their ship. She kept her back turned to them, focused on the task at hand.
--Flashback, 48 hours earlier--
One nice thing about being recalled to the Alpha Quadrant was that it was much easier to hop a transport back to Earth for some R&R. Geoff had nearly forgotten what his family looked like, and if not for semi-regular subspace comms with them, they would be complete strangers. His…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Tuesday March 10th, 2015 @ 3:25pm by Lieutenant Commander Rachel Hanssen
"Chief Engineer's Log, Lieutenant Command Rachel Hanssen, USS Excelsior.
"Today, Lieutenant Adow, Senior Chief Miller, and myself found ourselves assisting some junior recent transfers in replacing a plasma conduit in the port nacelle. It was entirely uneventful, save for some uncharacteristic swearing on behalf of the senior engineering staff. I…
Posted on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 @ 3:58pm by Lieutenant Yoshida Okawa
Yoshi always eagerly anticipated his scheduled calls to Koko. She was performing so admirably at the academy and her results so far indicated she would make a splendid Starfleet Scientist. She loved the stars and so it was only fitting that she major in Astro Physics and Stellar Cartography. Yoshi…
Posted on Wednesday April 16th, 2014 @ 4:15am by Lieutenant Rhiannon Nicks
Rhiannon entered her quarters, kicked off her shoes, and began stripping off her uniform as she crossed to the bathroom. "I need a long bath," she said as she began filling the tub. Five minutes later she was soaking in warm tub of soothing bubbles surrounded by the soft…
Posted on Sunday February 23rd, 2014 @ 3:22am by Lieutenant Commander Aurin Koll
The repairs to Excelsior are proceeding, but it's making my job harder.
Not only do I have to coordinate the resources aboard the ship, but I also have to coordinate the repair teams from and to the station as well.
Needless to say, I'll be glad to get back on…
Posted on Friday January 3rd, 2014 @ 7:47pm by Lieutenant Commander Rachel Hanssen
Rachel's afternoon was busy, if for no other reason than appearances. A visiting officer on a starbase, certain activities were expected, and Rachel did whatever it took to satisfy her curiosities before retiring for a nap.
Instead of a nap, Aendeh [Major] Dhivael rose from the depths of her mind.…