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"The simple hearth is the true center of our universe." - Masanobu Fukuoka

Welcome to the USS Vesta.

The year is 2393. In the past half-century, the Federation has experienced more profound changes than it has at almost any other point in its two-hundred-and-thirty year history. There have been challenges along the way. However, Federation policy makers hope to once again look outward toward scientific exploration and diplomatic cooperation, to be a stabilizing presence as the dawn of a new century draws near.

The USS Vesta, a Vesta-class vessel under the command of Captain Aviram Drell, was designed for that very purpose. Having been created with the very best that Starfleet has to offer, the Vesta has already made her mark on history. Her continuing mission: to explore, to forge new relationships, and to carry the torch, lighting the way for those who follow.


Latest News Items

» USS Vesta Monthly Report - October 2019

Posted on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 @ 9:06am by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

I cannot begin to say how pleased I am with the way our members are connecting with one another both in- and out-of-character. Their respect for each other, for their characters, and for the ideas they each bring to the table has made our storytelling together a much more enjoyable experience for everyone. This is perhaps most evident in the relative number and overall quality of joint mission posts that are being written on our sim. It seems clear this is where our current group of writers really shine.

That said, our progress has continued to be slow, but steady as we moved into our new episode this month. I'm sure there are some who would argue our post counts could be higher, however, the quality of our engagement has consistently been good. We currently have three joint mission posts actively being worked on that are helping move the primary mission plot forward. Where I think we can stand to grow is in the area of side plots and secondary storylines. It is my hope that, over the next couple of months, we will be able to encourage folks in this kind of development.

Another area of growth for our sim is recruitment. Commander Zachary, our executive officer, has been an invaluable resource in this regard. Not only is she a strong post writer, she also makes a point of reaching out to new players and helping build our community, efforts which have really helped solidify our current team of writers. We did, regretfully, lose a player this month to general inactivity. However, we were able to welcome two new folks to our team - Lieutenant Wendell and Colonel Mr'isarr. I am looking forward to the perspectives and ideas they will contribute to our shared storytelling moving forward.

This month's nomination for Pegasus Fleet's Post of the Month is "Well, That Escalated Quickly" by Commander Temperance Zachary, Lieutenant Daisuke Hafan, Lieutenant Ibem Zehl, & Ensign Naloh. You can read the post by clicking here.

Thank you all for your hard work this month!

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


» New Marine Detachment Commanding Officer - Colonel Mr'isarr

Posted on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 @ 8:47am by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Colonel Mr'isarr to the USS Vesta! The colonel joins us as marine detachment commanding officer. Check out the colonel's bio to learn more about him.

Welcome aboard, colonel! We look forward to writing with you.

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


» New Deputy Chief Science Officer - Lieutenant Luther Wendell

Posted on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 @ 8:44pm by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Lieutenant Luther Wendell to the USS Vesta! The lieutenant joins us as deputy chief of the Science department. Check out the lieutenant’s bio to learn more about him.

Welcome aboard, lieutenant! We look forward to writing with you.

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


» USS Vesta Monthly Report - September 2019

Posted on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 @ 8:40pm by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

It has been a busy month for many of our players. Despite this, we managed to complete eight mission posts and make the transition to our next episode, "Samaritan". We are looking forward to exploring this story more deeply as we move into October.

In addition to these activities, the command staff has been reaching out on a case-by-case basis to individuals who have expressed some interest in the sim. These conversations are ongoing.

This month's nomination for Pegasus Fleet's Post of the Month is "A Camel Walks Into The XO's Office... No, Really!" by Commander Temperance Zachary & Lieutenant Daisuke Hafan, 3rd Tribe of Bon-Hwa. You can read the post by clicking here.

Thank you all for your hard work this month!

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


» Special Announcement - Chief of Fleet Operations

Posted on Tue Oct 1st, 2019 @ 8:36pm by Captain Aviram Drell in Fleet Announcement

Hi everyone,

I have an announcement from our Chief of Fleet Operations, Admiral Joseph Rhimer. I'll let him explain:

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It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation from the position of Chief of Fleet Operations. It's a position that I enjoy very much, but at this time I don't feel that I can fill the role adequately for a number of reasons. I've enjoyed working with all of my COs here and helping you along with everything that's been going on. Seeing your sims increase in activity and push forward with new gusto has been a thrill for me, and I'm certain that that trend will continue. I'll be staying in PF, of course, so don't fear the loss of your Flailmaster Supreme. Thank you to the Admiralty for giving me to the opportunity to work with them again, and maybe one day in the future we can do so again under better circumstances. I have agreed to remain in the position until a suitable replacement can be found, so if you need anything, if I'm still green, I can still help.

Thank you!

Rear Admiral Joseph M. Rhimer, Retired
Eleventh "Pegasus" Fleet

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I'd like to thank Admiral Rhimer for everything that he has done for the Fleet, both during his tenure as CFOps, and out. Fortunately he will be staying with us in the Fleet and continuing in other roles, though his voice will be missed inside the Admiralty chamber.

Of course, with Admiral Rhimer's departure that means that there is an opening at the CFOps position in the PFA. That means that there is an opportunity for another of our members to join the Pegasus Fleet Admiralty. Ideal candidates are members of the fleet with experience commanding long running sims, as well as a strong passion in helping see the Fleet grow and improve. Good communication skills are a must. CFOps is one of the more time intensive positions in the Fleet, so we will be looking for someone who can dedicate a lot of time to the position.

Interested members can apply for the position using the link below. The PFA will begin reviewing applications on Monday, October 7, so interested members should try to apply before that date if they want to be among the first applications reviewed. If any of our recent applicants for TFCO and CPR are interested in applying for CFOps in addition to their previous applications, please let us know. We will be potentially holding those applications pending until we begin reviewing for CFOps, and make our final decisions all at once. If anyone has any questions about the application process, or the position, please feel free to contact myself and Admiral S'iraa at pfcommand@pegasusfleet.net. Good luck to all of our applicants.

And once again, thank you to Admiral Rhimer for your service to the Fleet!

Application for Chief of Fleet Operations

As always, Live Long and Prosper

Admiral Emily Quinn
Commanding Officer
Eleventh "Pegasus" Fleet


Latest Mission Posts

» Home Sweet Home... Again

Mission: Episode 02: "Samaritan"
Posted on Wed Nov 13th, 2019 @ 12:46pm by Colonel Mr'isarr & Lieutenant Harlow Launceston MD

With a new assignment comes new possibilities, Mr'isarr had heard of the Vesta class but had yet to see or serve on one until now. Technologically advanced and sleek in design he'd been looking at the schematics for a while due to his assignment tasking. Though a marine he'd found…


» Going In Blind

Mission: Episode 02: "Samaritan"
Posted on Sun Nov 10th, 2019 @ 10:01pm by Lieutenant JG Rojan Kas MD & Lieutenant JG Zerin Rolfe

ON: [[Primary Sickbay, USS Vesta, Mission Day 01, TBD Hours]]

From the moment the first alarm klaxon sounded, the atmosphere throughout sickbay changed. Medical staff who had just been going about their daily routines set aside their tasks and moved quickly to prepare for a possible response. Bio beds were…


» Closer

Mission: Episode 02: "Samaritan"
Posted on Sun Nov 10th, 2019 @ 9:47pm by Captain Aviram Drell & Lieutenant Daisuke Hafan, 3rd Tribe of Bon-Hwa & Commander Temperance Zachary & Lieutenant JG Sebastian Lockwood & Ensign Naloh

ON: [[Main Bridge, USS Vesta, Mission Day 01, 0838 Hours]]

"Lieutenant Hafan, see if you can find out what vessels are in that area, and which one of them may be sending out the distress call." As soon as the order had been given, she sighed and leaned back in…


» Spotted

Mission: Episode 01: "Vestal Hearth"
Posted on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 @ 6:28pm by Captain Aviram Drell & Petty Officer 1st Class Corbin Sullis & Petty Officer 3rd Class Mara Stavros

ON: [[Shuttlecraft Belor, Day 01, 1432 Hours]]

With the simulated threat of an enemy attack bearing down on them, Stavros immediately set to work. She entered a quick keystroke into the helm. This caused the Belor's engines to hum audibly as the power passing through them increased. The nose tilted…


» Well, That Escalated Quickly

Mission: Episode 02: "Samaritan"
Posted on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 @ 6:02pm by Captain Aviram Drell & Lieutenant Daisuke Hafan, 3rd Tribe of Bon-Hwa & Commander Temperance Zachary & Lieutenant Ibem Zehl & Ensign Naloh

ON: [[Main Bridge, USS Vesta, Mission Day 01, 0832 Hours]]

A small flicker of pseudo-motion twisted in the darkness of space. Moments later, there was a crackle of light and a magnificent starship appeared out of nowhere. The vessel slowed, adjusting its course, until it came to a stop outside…


Latest Personal Logs

» Captain's Log - Stardate 70636.3

Posted on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 @ 9:57pm by Captain Aviram Drell

||Mission 01 (Vestral Hearth), Day 01, 0620 Hours
||Ready Room, USS Vesta

Captain's log, stardate 70636.3. We arrived at Starbase Montgomery late yesterday. The primary purpose of our visit is to take on personnel and supplies, though I have also decided to grant a few day's shoreleave to the crew.…