Welcome to the USS Excalibur!

In a world where one species has been rocked to their very core, another has lost everything they ever held dear to them, and both are bent on showing that they can recover in vastly different ways. All it takes is one shot to the bow and hell might break loose. Add into that one race that may choose to take advantage of all the chaos and it looks like a recipe for disaster.

The Raeyan Transit Corridor, the buffer zone between two of these races is the only thing that separates them both from all-out battle; add to that tensions and only Bravo Fleet’s Task Force 93 is there to stop these two races from trying to take each other out of the equation. The peace must be kept, not for everyone’s sake but the corridor is simply the only avenue between the sanctuary of the Beta Quadrant and the Raeyan sector, an incredibly varied region of space, boasting a plethora of habitable planets, species, stellar phenomena and a transwarp gate to the Round Table region of the Delta Quadrant.

The USS Excalibur recently converted to an Ascension-class starship is ready to serve in Task Force 93. The Ascension-class starship is one of the most advanced and most powerful vessels ever built by Starfleet. Rated for combat, exploration, scientific, diplomatic, and logistics missions, the 1,600 member crew is dedicated to serving at the forefront of Starfleet and the Federation.

Task Force 93 has served as a peacekeeping force along the Romulan border for the last half-decade. Following the Hobus hypernova of April 2387, it temporarily operated within Romulan space to provide support. In September 2387, the Treaty of Nelvana resealed the Romulan borders introduced the new Raeyan Transit Corridor, a sliver of Federation space between the Romulan and Klingon Empires. Task Force 93 became responsible for maintaining this new corridor, as well as for conducting operations in the Raeyan Sector beyond.

Commanding Officer, Game Master & Webmaster: Captain Anthony Richardson
Executive Officer, Assistant Game Master: Lieutenant Commander Ryan Murphy

We are set in the year 2389, and follow the Bravo Fleet timeline of 2:1 ratio of real time to fictional time

Latest News Items

» Fleet Changes

Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2019 @ 1:27pm by Captain Anthony Richardson in Fleet Announcement

Firstly, I encourage you to read through this announcement (https://fns.bravofleet.com/the-phoenix-rises/) to understand a bit more about what I am going to say...

Over the last few weeks, there has been a small group of members in the fleet who have been working on the reformation of the fleet structure, including the administration of the fleet. This was due to a long avenue of disagreements with the old administration and its running of the fleet. That has now concluded and as of today, Bravo Fleet is led by an Administrative Council, led by a Chairman, who is the voice of the fleet. We also now have moved away from a Fleet Constitution to a Bravo Fleet Charter. I'll ensure there is a link to the charter on the site this weekend.

This new administrative council, after the reforming of the fleet, has determined that my role on the council of Community Relations Officer is now to be split into three areas; that of the Chief of Staff, Academy Officer, and Communications Officer. I have since been asked to take on the role of Task Force 93 Administrator, which I have accepted.

This does mean that OOC, the USS Excalibur is a Task Force Flagship. IC, it means very little. We may see, from time to time, an appearance by one of my old characters who I have opted to use in the role, but the overall picture for the simulation will stay the same, I won't be changing characters or ranks; you will still have me and Captain Richardson in command (isn't that fun).

It won't change the day to day running of the simulation, we will still be pushing forward with our storylines, but I wanted you to all know what is going on in the fleet.

» Chief Science Officer

Posted on Wed May 15, 2019 @ 6:09pm by Captain Anthony Richardson in New Players

... and as if one new crewmember wasn't enough, we are welcoming Chris to the Excalibur family, our brand new Chief Science Officer Ensign Geran Demar. With Chris joining the family, we now have a crew of 6, which is great news and really shows the hard work, dedication and effort that has gone into this simulation over the last few months, please keep up the great work!

» Chief Engineering Officer

Posted on Wed May 15, 2019 @ 6:08pm by Captain Anthony Richardson in New Players

Almost forgot to send this out, but we have welcomed a new crewmember today in Mick, who is joining us as Ensign Michael Sorensen, our new Chief Engineering Officer. It is great to have another crewmember joining us, this will take us even closer to again building up our crew to good numbers and really making a difference in the activity around the place.

Welcome Mick to the USS Excalibur!

» By-Law Changes

Posted on Wed May 8, 2019 @ 10:50am by Captain Anthony Richardson in Fleet Announcement

I wanted to bring your attention to a measure that was recently passed, it is in regards to sim canon and can be read on the infobase right here.

Basically, what it boils down to is that we have our own authority to either be involved in or not be involved in any of the Task Force storylines that are on offer to us in the Task Force, we can use any canon from another Task Force, if we choose, and should there be any issue between our stories and a canon storyline, the matter goes to the Task Force Commanding Officer to be resolved.

Now, it really doesn't affect us that much as right now, we are doing our own missions, away from any canon storyline, so I don't see any issue but I want you to always and keep on being made aware of what changes are being made in the fleet. You are members of the community that is Bravo Fleet, and you always know that we are a team together, we make this simulation what it is, and the last 6 or so weeks, you have all made this simulation so much more active, so much more enjoyable and I thank you for that.

» April Monthly Update

Posted on Thu May 2, 2019 @ 10:19am by Captain Anthony Richardson in Monthly Update

A big month, we welcomed Ensign Cassandra Rae as our new Chief Medical Officer and Lieutenant Commander Ryan Murphy as our Executive Officer this month. We did have to remove Ensign Wayne Masters for failure to post at all since his arrival, so we are sitting alright on 4 crew at the moment. I will say I have had word from two other people about joining and hopefully they will be submitting their applications soon. Regardless, I will be getting some recruitment done in the next few days to start the month off.

Posting & Activity
Wow! We shamed the target, I was hoping for just 10 posts this month, we shamed it and reached a grand total of 23 posts! That is a 2200% increase from last month. Well done to everyone and it has sent the mission to a whole new level and we are really pushing forward with the mission now. I want to thank you all for the effort put in over April, and our target for May is 20 posts again! Let's see if we can smash that target this time!

Mission Recap (so far)
posts are open up until the end of Mission Day 2
With the change from the Free Romulan Movement to our own missions, we are going to start off with something simple, a routine disaster recovery mission. We are heading now to Tania Borealis to help out with rebuilding their homeworld after a major earthquake and disaster. We will be doing a lot down there until the reinforcements arrive, but maybe not everything is as it seems. I guess we will have to get there and find out (we will arrive at the planet around 1900 on Mission Day 3). We will have to watch out for the Klingons, they may try something sneaky, but I guess we will have to find out when we get there.

Player of the Month
I am awarding the Player of the Month award this month, for the first time to Ensign Cassandra Rae. Now, this award is selected by me (I may get our XO to pick every once in a while) for the person who I feel has made a positive impact on the simulation during the month. Things like posting, being active, being around, going above and beyond the call of duty, and just being a great team player, things like that are what I'll be looking towards for this award each month. I will get around over the coming days to adding a whole bunch of sim-based awards and getting this added to Ensign Rae's profile.

Fleet News & Updates
If you haven’t already, please ensure you have signed up for the BFMS (http://bravofleet.com) and created your character and had them assigned to the USS Excalibur. This way, both our website and fleet manifest are correct. There has been no other major fleet news at the moment that can be reported. I did, however, resign as Task Force 93 Executive Officer, so we will be focussing on our own missions and my focus will now be solely on my fleet role and this simulation, so I hope that this brings us even more activity.

Final Thoughts...
Don’t forget our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/9Jdvm6V and when you are on there, let me know your username so I can set the right permissions for you. In summary, we had a great month, an amazing month!!!! It was such a bigger positive to see where the simulation has come in such a short space of time, and I think with the same level of effort from everyone, we will see even bigger things over the rest of this year.

Latest Mission Posts

» The Way Out

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Mon Jul 8, 2019 @ 5:36pm by Captain Anthony Richardson

Anthony started reading through the update reports that were coming in, he still had not seen a single thing about the away team, he was well aware of what could have happened, he had placed a security team on standby and was alerting the nearby base of their possible marine…

» Arriving

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Mon Jul 8, 2019 @ 5:06am by Lieutenant JG Sarok

Michael strectched in his chair, before he checked the position of the ship. Just two more minutes and they would finally arrive at the Excalibur's position. The journey had been longer than expected. He looked over to his daughter, who was still sleeping in the co-pilot's chair.

"Lina? Lina!", he…

» Three Hours In

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Sun Jul 7, 2019 @ 10:12pm by Lieutenant JG Cassandra Rae

“Are you planning on sending anymore critically injured?” Dr Acklom, currently senior doctor in charge of the USS Excalibur’s medical department while the CMO was planet side repeated himself as the transmission quality of their comms conversation dipped with multiple static bursts before clearing again.

“Not at the moment, no.”…

» The New “Big” Boss, Part Two

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Mon Jun 24, 2019 @ 9:29am by Captain Anthony Richardson & Admiral Bradley J. Harrison [pNPC - Richardson]


“I know you were pulled off your last mission to head to Tania Borealis for some humanitarian work, a set of earthquakes. I have seen intelligence reports that the Klingons may want to use the moment to take back the planet, it was previously under their control, many moons…

» The New “Big” Boss, Part One

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Mon Jun 24, 2019 @ 9:28am by Captain Anthony Richardson & Admiral Bradley J. Harrison [pNPC - Richardson]

Anthony had gone back to the ship with Lisa, she headed down to the guest quarters to have some time to freshen up, Anthony had gone back to his ready room to brief the Task Force Command about what was going on, he had spent the last hour or so…