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
Second Officer, Assistant Game Master: Lieutenant Leticia Sanchez

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

» 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.

» Sim Changes

Posted on Wed Apr 24, 2019 @ 4:01pm by Captain Anthony Richardson in Sim Announcement

I'm letting you know that today I stood down as Task Force Executive Officer and also as lead of the Free Romulan Movement canon storyline. I did so to focus on my major role within the fleet as Community Relations Officer and also so that we can take on storylines and missions that we want to, without the need to go through canon storyline approvals. The decision gives us a bit more freedom in our storylines as we've had some time over the last few months where the storyline has changed due to the canon group, which I haven't minded but it has limited some things and I want us all to get back to just writing missions.

I will be moving the storyline around, and we will have a new focus coming up very shortly, so please be ready for that one as it will be happening over the coming days!

Latest Mission Posts

» The Downside

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Tue May 21, 2019 @ 6:04am by Ensign Michael Sorensen

Normally after a long day's shift, Michael would enter his quarters, throw his uniform jacket on the bed change to casual clothes and spend the rest of the evening with his daughter before she had to go to bed. But this evening was different.
The first thing that was different…

» A New Twist

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Mon May 20, 2019 @ 5:32pm by Captain Anthony Richardson

As the ship sped closer and closer to the planet, Anthony wondered what would be there when they arrived, it was sure to be something he had hoped he would never have to see, or have any of the crew ever see, but it was important that they got there…

» Gremlins?

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Sun May 19, 2019 @ 12:21am by Lieutenant Commander Ryan Murphy & Ensign Cassandra Rae

The CMO never really liked to leave dinner later than 2000hrs, but here she was in the officers mess an hour or so later than that with what should have been chicken salad in front of her. Funny thing that, Cassandra walked away from the replicator with peanut butter cup…

» Oh, The Joys

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Tue May 7, 2019 @ 3:15am by Ensign Cassandra Rae

The door chimed. Cassandra looked up with a grimace of irritation, her concentration broken. Once this emergency was over with, she was going to have to sit down and go over Dr Lemans research proposal with him. Fortunately, with the situation on Tania Borealis she could delay that conversation, hopefully…

» Just In Case

Mission: All In A Day's Work
Posted on Sun May 5, 2019 @ 8:12pm by Ensign Cassandra Rae

“We can have this lot cleared away and the temporary cots in place by..” Cassandra watched as the chief warrant officer’s long fingers flew over her PADD, a tiny frown of concentration drawing her brows together, “Let say 2200hrs this evening. That work for you?”

The Chief Medical Officer let…