Welcome to the USS Excalibur!
A 22nd Fleet simulation!

The current sim year is 2391.

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 USS Excalibur, an Ascension-class starship is currently assigned to the 22nd Fleet serves as a carrier with weapons systems dwarfing even the strongest foes while being able to carry the same amount of fighters as the Concorde-class. 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.

As part of the 22nd Fleet, we are not governed by Task Forces or regions of space, the whole Star Trek galaxy is our playground. No matter what we want to do, or where we want to go, the support of the fleet will be there. Our focus is on our writing, not politics. Just like the fleet charter, we aim to create a safe environment, free from harassment and discrimination, for creative writers to explore various universes and genres in a collaborative environment. We still do follow main canon requirements from a range of sources, up to and including the most recent movies, but we do not have a set linear timeline of a canon plot to follow. We focus on our writing and doing so as a team. That is our focus. We may not post 100+ posts a month, but we write our posts with care and quality in mind.

We welcome all visitors to our website, our little piece of the galaxy. Please enjoy our website, have a look around and if you are interested in becoming part of the USS Excalibur crew, please join us by applying through our application form and feel free to join our Discord server if you have any questions and to meet our crew once your application is accepted.

We also have some frequently asked questions that will help you in your journey with us here on the USS Excalibur. I look forward to seeing you soon as a crewmember on our simulation!

Current Command Team

Commanding Officer, Game Master & Webmaster
Executive Officer & Assistant Game Master
Captain Anthony Richardson
Lieutenant Commander Lapzik Ghein

Latest News Items

» Return To Posting

Posted on Wed Jan 8, 2020 @ 6:14am by Captain Anthony Richardson in Sim Announcement

Hey Everyone, I've given an extra few days but now today is the day to get back to posting. I will be shortly starting up a joint post with everyone to get things moving again and as per the email I sent just prior to the holidays (or New Year), everyone is asked to submit a solo mission post to get themselves cleared off the activity list. This needs to be done in the next seven (7) days, please.

Let's get the ball rolling, our target is 30 posts this month!

I won't send out a December Update since there really was not much going on.

» Merry Christmas!!!

Posted on Wed Dec 25, 2019 @ 8:55pm by Captain Anthony Richardson in General News

I just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. It has been quite a day here in Sydney for my family and me, we had a massive buffet lunch and loads of laughter and fun. It was a great day to just enjoy the company. Loads of leftovers across all three families, so I'm sure there is plenty to enjoy heading into New Years.

I hope that you all enjoy (or have enjoyed) your day with your friends and families, enjoy the day, enjoy the food and the company, and of course, your presents. For me, my present was just to be with my family for the day instead of working, so I felt very blessed to have that.

Looking forward to us all coming back on January 4th, 2020 with our posting and a great year planned for the simulation!!!

» Awards

Posted on Mon Dec 16, 2019 @ 7:26am by Captain Anthony Richardson in Ship Awards

I have been slowly working through moving all the awards over from the database to the actual website now and going through and adding all the awards that you have all either been awarded or that you deserve, so that will take a little bit of today for me to go through. The new award images are already up on the website. At the moment, we have 17 awards but I am hoping to add more and of course, if you think of any sort of award that we should have (since we pretty much have free reign for what awards we want), then let me know. I'll be around most of today.

As for awards that need handing out as they were forgotten in the mayhem of the changes that have gone on, I want to present our very our Chief Security/Tactical Officer Ensign Noah Maritz with a 6 Months Service Ribbon

Teresa joined the simulation on 2 June 2019, so her 6 months of service was earlier this month, so I apologise for the short delay, but well done on reaching this great milestone with the simulation Teresa, you deserve it!!!

» Changing Directions

Posted on Sun Dec 15, 2019 @ 5:26am by Captain Anthony Richardson in Fleet Announcement

As I am sure you can all see from the website, we have made some big changes, most notable is the fact that as of this morning, we have left Bravo Fleet and moved the simulation over to the 22nd Fleet. It was a hard call to make, as we started in Bravo Fleet over 3 years ago, and I personally have been part of Bravo Fleet for nearly 10 years, but the decision was made to move for the long-term interests of the simulation as a whole.

Over the next few days, there will be changes throughout the website. We are in the process of removing all the links to Bravo Fleet that either can be linked to the 22nd Fleet, or to other websites and ensuring that any information that pertains to our storyline that originated in Bravo Fleet is listed with the appropriate credit. Hopefully, we will be able to share our new fleet banner with you and we will proudly display that once it has been completed and uploaded to the 22nd Fleet website.

Other than that, we have also decided that we are going to be in a slowdown with our posting for December, to allow everyone to recharge the writing batteries, let everyone spend some quality time with their friends and family and come back in 2020 with a new outlook and a new passion for writing. We will be returning to our main storyline on January 4th, but in the meantime, posts onboard the simulation will be solely focussed on character development.

The whole crew wishes to thank Bravo Fleet for all that they have done in the last three years for the simulation, we wish Bravo Fleet all the best for 2020 and look forward to the next chapter in our journey with the 22nd Fleet, and we look forward to bringing you all our amazing stories in 2020 and beyond!

Happy Writing!!!

» November Monthly Update

Posted on Tue Dec 3, 2019 @ 12:38pm by Captain Anthony Richardson in Monthly Update

OK, we had a great month, almost hit 40 posts! What an effort by everyone. I don’t think, roughly looking, that nobody didn’t post under 3 posts all month, so well done. To reach that amount of posts, was an effort that you should all be proud of, even if we only have 6 crew, we are working as hard as we have seen before. The last four months have been amazing and I want to cap this year off with another big push of posts. I want to go through that a little later on but I want to spend this address talking about what is going to happen around Christmas and New Year.

Posting will be as normal between now and December 20th. For reference, when I refer to a date, that will be for Sydney, Australia so you may need to look at the time difference to work it out for your time zone (that gives me an idea???). By normal posting, that means that all the rules of the simulation still apply and we are still working on the mission. Mission Days 3 & 4 are based on the ship (with MD04 from about 1200hrs and 1400hrs on a base for a little rest), but other than that, there is heaps to be worked on around the ship.

From December 20th until January 4th, so for 15 days, there will be a “suspension” of posting, that means that if you want to post, that you can and are welcome to do so, but you won’t be booted if you don’t post. During this time, updates will still go out as will recruitment and we will still use our Discord server to chat and make sure we all don’t go dark on the simulation.

Between January 4th, 2020 and January 7th, I will send an email out to you all to get you back into posting with a solo mission post (remember, we are running essentially a 1:1 ratio, so you can use that post to talk about what your character did on Christmas). After January 7th, anybody who does not respond to the roll call will be removed.

I’ll put all of this onto the database this afternoon, so it will be there to have a read through and will explain everything in a lot more details.

Feel free to discuss what is in here on our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/9Jdvm6V.

Great news! Nobody has left the sim, and we welcomed Nathan to the simulation as Lieutenant Amelia Wilson, our new Wing Commander and Second Executive Officer. Welcome to Nathan!!!

This leaves us with 6 crew, and currently we are equal 7th crewed simulation in Task Force 99. I want to see that we build this number up to double digits in 2020, and I will be really pushing to make sure that we can be recognised with some exposure for all the efforts we are doing compared to other sims that aren’t pulling their weight.

We reached 39 posts in November, that is an amazing effort. I know it was only 1 post short of our target, but still an amazing effort by you all. I will send out a message to you all via the website with your monthly posting numbers, so you can see your contributions to the simulation over November.

The challenge for December is 30 posts. That should not be hard, that is 5 posts per person. I think in the next 17 days, we can achieve that (only 1.7 posts a day from now). Let’s go out and shame that target before we slow down for the holidays!

I haven’t done much across the website this month as I have been having access troubles every single day, where I will lose access to the site after only 5-10 minutes. I am confident that the site is not in any way compromised and it still works fine for everyone else, and I have our server operators looking at it to see what the issue is and how it can be fixed as it seems to be something on my end.

MD01 is now closed, MD02 closes on December 10th, MD03 and MD04 are now open for all hours

Our focus for December is to spend MD03 and MD04 travelling to our location, MD04 between 1200hrs and 1400hrs, we will be docked at SFI Delphi for a short break, so there is plenty of time to work on posts and things with your department, get some testing, research, drills done with your teams and get things moving and ready for anything that might be coming. If you want details on what to expect, then set up a joint post with me and we can work on something. Don’t forget there is also the 50 Things to post about database file, which gives you a whole bunch of posts to write when you have nothing to post about. Let’s see who can get as many of that list done..

We were so pleased to again receive a fleet-level award, with our Chief Security/Tactical Officer receiving the Post of the Month award, so I won’t be awarding that on the ship level for October. I have submitted the post of the month nominee for the next report (that being November’s).

The Player of the Month award is being awarded to our Executive Officer. It was an important posting month but with my own website troubles, our Executive Officer was kind enough to keep things moving as much as possible. He encouraged (and still does) players to keep posting and kept me aware of how the site was functioning, I was able to send through posts when I could either via the website or via him and get them to put onto the website so that I could maintain my activity. There was a lot of discussions that we had regarding our new mission and little plotlines throughout the opening parts of this mission to allow for our storyline to not just be an A to B story but to have a wide range of drama and action throughout it. He has really made the position his own and I am very proud to have him as the Executive Officer on board the simulation.

I am also awarding the Newcomer of the Month award to Lieutenant Amelia Wilson for an amazing introduction to the sim and to the storyline. I have been quite impressed with Nathan, since he joined the sim, he has been very active and has made a name for himself, even after being out of writing for a few years now, he has jumped right back in where he left and like he was never gone. Well done Nathan!!!

We did receive an email from the Task Force Senior Staff which I am going through and discussing and will respond on behalf of the whole crew.

I’m going to again plug the Discord server at https://discord.gg/9Jdvm6V so that you can be involved in the discussions. It would be great to see more activity and discussions going on. I may start up some discussion topics to get things moving.

Keep up the great work!!!

Latest Mission Posts

» Tactical Instruction, Part One

Mission: Do You Remember?
Posted on Tue Jan 21, 2020 @ 10:33am by Lieutenant JG Atrorius S'harien

"Show me that again?" Artorius asked as the seated junior officer replayed the configuration on the monitor of the tactical station. The image showed a blockade of three Romulan vessels appearing, taking a defensive formation. From a nearby moon came the Excalibur, stopping parallel to the Romulan ships, from the…

» The Update

Mission: Do You Remember?
Posted on Tue Jan 21, 2020 @ 7:28am by Captain Anthony Richardson

Anthony was up very early, they still had some time to go to SFI Delphi, a quick pit stop and then it was on to the corridor. He had not planned to be back there so soon, it had only been two years but either way, that was what they…

» Bad Moon Rising?

Mission: Do You Remember?
Posted on Thu Jan 16, 2020 @ 11:41pm by Lieutenant JG Cassandra Rae

“Well, what do you think?” Cassandra asked Doctor Peter Acklom as they both reviewed the new staff’s personnel records.

“I think we’re going to have our work cut out for us.” Peter replied in his normal dry tone.

“What happened to your cup half full philosophy?” Cassandra asked, one eyebrow…

» Waiting For...

Mission: Do You Remember?
Posted on Sat Jan 11, 2020 @ 7:53am by Commodore Nathaniel "Nate" Jackson

There were only a few more hours until the sun would be down, Nathaniel sat quietly in the shadows, just waiting. He could not make himself known in the sunlight, he had to keep a low profile. He knew from talking to several people that many were looking for him,…

» A New Direction

Mission: Do You Remember?
Posted on Sun Dec 15, 2019 @ 6:43am by Captain Anthony Richardson

Anthony sat in his quarters, he had given the next eight hours off to pretty much everyone, most departments just doing very basic duties, to try and give everyone some time off. He wanted to give them the time to refresh and recharge the batteries, to get everyone ready for…