Welcome to the USS Yorktown!
Adrift, The Badlands
The USS Yorktown is an Excelsior-Class starship which serves as the flagship for Obsidian Fleet's Task Force 72-C during the year 2394. We are assigned to the area of Federation space near the old Cardassian DMZ. Her mission is to keep the lanes of commerce open, rebuild what was destroyed during the costly war with the Dominion, and to project the Federation's power in the area.
We are a 13+ rated sim set in the prime Star Trek universe. We are a sim that tries to stay true to what The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine brought to our TV screens. We are seeking players who enjoy community building and developing characters. It is my mission to create a fun and interesting place to encourage creativity and my wish for the us all to build the Yorktown's story together.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us or to join us on Discord.
Capt. Lamar David
Season 1, Episode 2
Latest News Items
Posted on Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 @ 3:44pm by Captain Lamar David in General News
With the Excelsiors being retired, we have began working on our new website for the new ship. Still keeping spoilers down, but we will be changing into something much more comfortable. Most of the site work is turning to getting the new site ready for launch.
We lost our CMO, Lt Tallida Ovaa due to RL obligations.
We gained a new XO in Commander Madison King and a new Chief Flight Control Officer in Lt. JG Shakar Jontar. Both have jumped right in and have made great additions to the crew.
We are on the look out for a Chief Medical Officer, a Chief of Science, and we are in need of some help in Engineering
We are working on our Mission, "Adrift." This mission will serve as our IC transition to our new ship as we say goodbye to the Excelsior in spectacular fashion. The Yorktown has been disabled in the Badlands with little hope of rescue. Blind to everything inside and out, the crew must do anything they can to prolong the inevitable by a few minutes to hope against hope.
We have a few scattered groups that are up putting up some large JPs. Some of the crew are trying to repair what can be fixed, some are trying to rescue friends and loved ones, and others are simply trying to reach safety. All of them are in a desperate situation, trying to buy a few extra minutes of survival on the off chance that hope is just.
I am very proud of the crew. We had a very off June as we had many off due to vacations, RL being RL, and basic mission planning. We came roaring back in July. We almost hit 3 posts/person, and would have had we been able to post a few of the monster JPs we have in the works. The future looks bright as we enter this transition period.
2 New Players
1 Departed Player
0 Applications Awaiting Approval
2.89 Avg Posts/User
Posted on Tue Jul 3rd, 2018 @ 5:53pm by Captain Lamar David in General News
We successfully upgraded our site to reflect the new GDPR guidelines. Our ship is in the process of major destruction, In-Character. There will be a number of crew members who may be switching characters as we are beginning a transition period. I have also posted a news item on the OF page to reflect the state of the mission.
We had no turnover this month, nor any additions. Ensign Zilas was promoted to Lieutenant JG to reflect his promotion to Chief Engineer.
We are on the lookout for people to take on the First Officer, Chief Flight Control, and Chief Science spots. The First Officer position is a spot that I really am missing and would be very interested in talking to potential players.
We have done alot of behind the scenes work to set up the current state of the Yorktown and the current locations and conditions of the various plot elements and groups scattered about the broken ship. This mission will serve as what transitions us to a new ship that better fits the TGCO spot because Excelsiors have been retired fleetwide in the current timeline.
As stated above, much was done behind the scenes with the crew to help iron out our path forward in the mission and as a ship. We also had a few people, including me, took the chance to take a much needed vacation. The posting numbers took a bit of a dive this month, however with the story pieces set I expect those to pick up over the next month and carry on through the newt mission.
Posted on Thu May 31st, 2018 @ 6:45pm by Captain Lamar David in Sim Announcement
With the first mission complete, I want to thank every one of you for making it a success and for all that you do. We've given it our all and I appreciate all of you.
First of all, I want to give out the promotions, or rather promotion. Many of you deserve it, but the majority of rank changes will have to be put off until after the next mission due to story elements in Mission 2.
- Ensign Zilas has now been promoted to Lieutenant JG as well as bumped up to Chief Engineer
Now on to Awards. All of you will be getting the Meritorious Newcomer Award because all of you were awesome from your start. This will also apply to all of you who were here when Mission 1 closed for the Expeditionary/Tour of Duty Award.
First, I want to recognize our longest members with the Service Citation 6 Months Award. All of you have been around since we opened shop and have helped shape the foundation of the Yorktown.
- Lieutenant True Keading
- Lieutenant JG Gavin Iliescu
- Lieutenant JG Anastasia Dragunova
- Lieutenant JG Keval P'Trell
Next, I'd like to hand out the Crew's Choice Award. By and large, this member was nominated by more of you than any other. They joined in hopes of serving as an all around utility player and have gone to great lengths to keep JPs going with everyone. Congratulations!
- Lieutenant JG Keval P'Trell
The next award is the Captain's Choice award. This person had to step into shoes that were already filled, but had to be vacated to to terrible circumstances. However, this player was willing to fit in and hit the ground running. Congratulations!
- Lieutenant JG Zilas
I would now like to award the Outstanding Volunteer Award. The recipient of this award has gone out of their way to not only create stories with everyone, but has reached out to everyone. From making sure that we are ok to helping people find their place, this person has shown to be the heart of the Yorktown. Congratulations!
- Lieutenant True Keading
Last, and certainly not least, I want to take a moment to make an announcement to go along with this award. As many of you know, we lost our first Chief Engineer after a hard fought battle with cancer during the mission. Pete was a fantastic person and unfortunately was not able to have the presence that he wanted due to rapidly failing health. I am going to rename the Ribbon of Merit to the Amran Kolo Award. As such, I would like to posthumously award it to our former Chief.
- Lieutenant JG Amran Kolo
Thank all of you for all that you have done to make the Yorktown a wonderful place. I look forward to our next adventure.
- Capt. Lamar David
Thank all of you
Posted on Tue May 1st, 2018 @ 7:22pm by Captain Lamar David in General News
With 100% participation in Discord, I've always sort of seen this area as redundant. However, it is a good place to let potential players see what we are actually doing. With that, I'm going to begin posting all announcements here as well as Discord.
April was filled with some highs and lows for our ship. The worst news was that the player behind our Chief Engineer, Amran Kolo, passed away after a long battle with cancer. The plan is that his character will be retired to a long term assignment on a paradise type world.
In much happier news, I have been promoted to Captain. That shows that we have shown some staying power and my rank now matches my job of TGCO of 72C. I'd like to thank all of you for your hard work in keeping us going for the last six months.
In sim news, we are only a few posts away from ending the current mission. The next mission will bring some big changes as some chances for some major character development.
Captain Lamar David
Latest Mission Posts
Karis knew she was following Haulval because it seemed like he knew what he was doing. But what if he was wrong? She supposed they wouldn't have much time to dwell on it if he made a wrong choice, not that she ever believed he would do so intentionally. The…
Posted on Tue Jul 31st, 2018 @ 2:39pm by Captain Adamya Ryon & Commander Madison King & Lieutenant True Keading & Lieutenant JG Shakar Jontar & Lieutenant JG Anastasia Dragunova & Lieutenant JG Keval P'Trell
The time for proper introductions would be soon, but right now an untold numbers of brothers and sisters in the fleet were clinging to life. That was the hope at least. While not fully manned, equipped, or even finished, the Rhea did boast an extremely quick warp speed and the…
"Ship builders need to start supplying knee pads," Ensign Anisa McLay mumbled as she stopped mid jeffries tube to rub parts of her body that were stiff and sore from the climbing and crawling. She had to keep moving though, who knew when the ship was going to blow up…
Madison King was surprised by the number of tourists flocking to the ancient Hindu temple on one of the most southern points of Bali. Despite the gathering, she was excited to see the kecak dance at sunset. Her son was more excited by the Macaque monkeys who'd long ago learned…
Karis snuck into the operations lab and glanced around. Finding what she hoped was the right door she tapped on it instead of ringing the bell. It was silly and she didn't know if he'd know what the sound meant. He was Andorian and she knew nothing about Andorians.
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Fri Jan 26th, 2018 @ 1:04am by Lieutenant JG Ezekiel Bagwell
Nothing is the same, as it once was. Life use to be simple. But I only have myself to blame. Why did I have to start up a conversation with her?
It’s the question I keep asking myself?
Right now, the captain has me isolated from the crew, running crew…
Posted on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 @ 1:26pm by Lieutenant JG Ezekiel Bagwell
Everywhere I look, I am there, everywhere I have been, there I was. Sounds simple, sounds logical, but its so chaotic.
I am always on the road, I am always there, I am always here, I am always behind and I am always forward.
My mind plays tricks on me.…
Posted on Sat Nov 25th, 2017 @ 1:01pm by Lieutenant JG Ezekiel Bagwell
Computer begin recording.
What the hell was I thinking? How could be so stupid, I swear at times I am such a dumbass.
My new founded friendship with Anna is now on the line.
She has agreed to give me another chance, I have no idea why. I don’t deserve…
Posted on Mon Nov 20th, 2017 @ 1:39pm by Lieutenant JG Karis
"Computer, begin personal log." Karis wasn't very good at making personal logs but the past few days confused her. It seemed like a good place to get some of those thoughts down.
"I'm never going to get used to some of these human sayings. Going to Hell in a hand…
Posted on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 @ 12:05am by Lieutenant Commander Vox Portland
Vox Portland's Personal Log
We've arrived at Langley Station, where we've stopped enroute to gather supplies for our relief mission to Hakton Seven. It was a short trip from the starbase. Getting ready to depart took up most of my free time until tonight, which will include the…