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 Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 8:28pm by Commander Adren Noth in Out of Character
As Bobby just stated, we are currently docked at Faltan Station about to embark on our return to the Delta Quadrant - though the hub.
Please feel free to tied up any loose ends with your character's home quadrant, as we won't be returning 'home' in quite sometime.
There is a JP pending where we will all get an opportunity to unite making our return together; please keep any eye out for that.
Once we reach the Delta Quadrant we will establish our whereabouts and we can officially hit the ground running as our first true mission takes shape.
Bobby has some exciting twists planned and I look forward to seeing how they develop in the mix of our dynamic characters.
Finally, I feel we are all a little distant.
I welcome you all to drop by IRC Chat for some friendly conversation whenever you have the available time (click chat tab at the top!).
This chat channel is a great opportunity to brainstorm character interactions and to simply get to know one another.
So please drop by if you can! Bobby, the Doc, and I are there pretty regularly.
That's all for now,
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 8:08pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Just to let everyone know, as I neglected to add it on the post, my last post takes place MD 1 1430HRS, several hours after the meeting. We are still at Faltan and I am about to start a JP with everyone to get our departure started!
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 1:28pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Please welcome Michael to the Excelsior. I am extremely excited to be welcome another writer to the Excelsior as we continue to write and expand our story.
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 :)
Latest Mission Posts
Peter hadn't ever dealt with the Vaadwaur. During his tenure as the Executive Officer of Diogara Station, the Vaadwaur had kept pretty much to themselves, although Starfleet had classified them as an aggressive species, their potential to be a threat was assessed as not very great at all. But that…
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--
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 6:39pm by Lieutenant Lucille Zenne
For four years, she had studied on foreign worlds, conducting research for the benefit of the Alpha Quadrant's most vulnerable species. Her first ship assignment, the Excelsior, would now take her to possibilities she could not imagine, at least that is what she hopes.
Personal Log, Stardate #####
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…