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.
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 8 MONTHS
Latest News Items
Posted on Sunday January 10th, 2016 @ 12:07pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
I'd like to welcome Craig back to the Excelsior! He left us due to his time contraints in the past but he has decided that now his time allows him to rejoin the Excelsior.
Welcome back Craig,
Posted on Friday January 1st, 2016 @ 8:19am by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
I think (and that could be wrong) most of you have now hit January 1st 2016. In accordance with tradition, I'd love to wish you all the most happiest and healthiest of years yet. May it bring all that you wish and more! I am very proud to be part of this writing community we call Excelsior with each and every one of you. Some of us, haven't been together very long, but that doesn't make you any less part of this community and I look forward to sharing our passion of writing Star Trek in 2016 and beyond.
The Excelsior is due to a reach quite a big milestone in just under 10 months. We will hit 3 years old. The Excelsior is in fact much older than that, but for us, she is still in her infancy, still prone to mistakes and learning curves, but I am excited to see this new iteration unfold!
I look forward to what 2016 can bring for us as individuals, for us as a writing community and for Bravo Fleet as a whole!
Happy New Year, one and all!
Posted on Sunday December 13th, 2015 @ 9:29pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
As a measure to stay current and keep us all on point I want to post a weekly/biweekly Command Address; a memo of sorts from the command desk of the Excelsior. Bahrat or I will post a “News Item” weekly/biweekly just to give us a status update on canon direction, to applaud our many skilled writers and just to inform on general operations. We hope you’ll look forward to this little news items and get excited about the direction that our rich Task Force is heading in. Also, I think as our own community, be setting up our own monthly or bi-monthly award system, any advice on this please PM Bahrat and I or any help you provide us with perhaps a voting system, would be great.
In this address, I would like to give attention to several of our fantastic crewmates, Commander Adren Bahrat Noth and our TFCO himself, Lieutenant Ashlana Mahjere. If you haven’t already read their exciting introduction to the Excelsior crew give it a read as it was very well written. Both have recently been awarded several metals in the Bravo Fleet: Hall of Honour. I would like to welcome you all in extending my pleasure in calling them apart of our crew and applaud their accomplishments. I was extremely happy when Bahrat decided to return to the Excelsior. Not only is he a great writer but he is fast becoming a good friend! He was awarded the Task Force 38 Player of the Month and he also received the Silver Star Citation. Sean (Ashlana) was awarded the Writing Proficiency Ribbon for his JP with Bahrat and the Community Recognition Ribbon! Congratulation to you both!
The Excelsior is in a very exciting place right now. We will be leading the charge against the Borg who has devastated the Federation present in the Delta Quadrant. In the coming missions we will see some stable canon “landmarks” fade into the darkness and some new ones take root as we regain hope in this ever unstable quadrant. This weekend I would like to clue up our current running JP; so if you haven’t posted yet, please do. We have accomplished a lot here; gained two new crew members, got through the hub and engaged the Borg. In our next JP we will be in combat, dealing with the serious Borg threat. During this time we will be given an order from the TFCO, an order that will have repercussions for months ahead (a pivotal point in overall TF canon). So, please stay tuned for this stirring moment!
Also, if you know someone who might be interested in join our ranks get them in touch with me.
And on a final note, if you or someone you know has received an award please let me know. We have some fantastic writers amongst us and you all deserve a shout out! Here’s to us!
Posted on Sunday November 29th, 2015 @ 10:44pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
I recently put a recruitment thread out on the Bravo Fleet rooms for the Excelsior to fill our current vacancies as we are short on, most notably a Chief Medical Officer, Chief Science Officer and Chief Flight Control Officer. If you know anyone who might be interested, drop them or me a line with any details (such as contact details) I would really appreciate it. And I hope they would to. I like to think the Excelsior is a fun place to write and with that in mind, if I am not doing something or too much of something or you'd like to include something in the storyline and/or the mission please just ask. If I don't know I can't do it. Of course, feel free to bug our XO to, Kurtis is a nice guy (most of the time) and the below image was something he did for us! Thank you Kurtis!
Posted on Thursday November 26th, 2015 @ 10:14pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Tomorrow at 9:30pm UK time, I will opening the JP up that brings us into the TF38 canon of the Borg Attack! I am going to do this post differently from how other JP's have been done. I need this post to go a certain direction, so I will specific TAGS for everyone to reply to!
Latest Mission Posts
An hour later after spending some time in solitary contemplation in his quarters Zeleny returned to the bridge. He was relieved to see Jaxcen back at his post. “Give me a status update, Jaxcen.”
The betazoid nodded and read off a summary of the information on the map table. “All…
(ON) Shria stood ready as the EMH mark 5, shimmered into existence.
"Please state the nature of the medical emergency."
"We are about to be hit by the Borg, and are evacuating as many casualties as Star base 900 can send our way. The ship's CMO has priority in sickbay…
Nomi was excited. She had never been stationed to the Delta Quadrant now that it was a possibility. Growing up in the Gamma Quadrant had been uneventful, until after their war. She was not a fan of the Gamma Quadrant and thankfully had never had to return to it. She…
Bahrat stared at the blank communication panel as a heavy sigh escaped his lips, “Computer play back my last personal log upon joining the Solstice crew.” The panel beeped as the screen brightened and displayed himself, fully dressed, alone in his quarters aboard the Solstice.
Personal log, Commander Adren…
Deloris Asteroid Belt: Sigma Drarius system
The small Merlin class fighter fled between the tumbling rocks, diving low, as two rolling behemoths shattered against each other, cascading rocks and debris in all directions. One of the Romulan fighters smashed into the cloud of iron-cobolt detritus. Shria pulled up and shot…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 5:39pm 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 @ 2:25pm 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 @ 2:58pm 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 @ 3:15am 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 @ 2:22am 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…