Welcome to the USS Excalibur!
Task Group Themis Flagship

“I’ve got faith of the heart, I’m going where my heart will take me”

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 across the bow and hell might break lose. 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, at last glance, was seen drifting in space, the ship time forgot. The ship almost everyone forgot about. Abandoned when her old crew were captured and assimilated by the Borg, in an attack that still to this day baffles the Federation, only the quick thinking of two passing ships prevented the Excalibur from drifting into a part of space no ship has ever ventured into. Taken back to Utopia Planetia, a four-year rebuild, resupply and refit have brought her back up the standards. The namesake of the whole class is ready to launch back into service.

All she needed was a Commanding Officer. Someone who would have the stamina, the drive, the commitment and the passion to lead her back into the history books…they got Captain Anthony Richardson.

Excalibur, the legendary sword of King Arthur, stands proud and ready to serve Starfleet and the Federation all over again. She stands ready to set out and write the next page in her storied history, to write the next chapter in her life. Her trusted crew stands side by side with Captain Richardson, ready to protect the sovereignty of the land in which she is assigned to. Ready to keep the peace, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where nobody has gone before. The crew stand ready. The Excalibur, a sought after command, she is ready to see what is out there. If you are interested by what you see, then check out our crew manifest, our current mission and maybe; just maybe that has sparked your interest enough that you will want to apply with our very easy application form.

Come and join us on the adventure!

Captain Anthony Richardson
Commanding Officer, USS Excalibur
Task Group Themis Commanding Officer
Task Force 93 “S.E.A.R.C.H.”, Bravo (Fourth) Fleet

Latest News Items

» Storyline Changes

Posted on Tuesday February 6th, 2018 @ 12:28pm by Captain Anthony Richardson in Sim Announcement

After discussions with the new Task Force Commanding Officer, we have concluded that the simulation will be, effectively immediately, taking over the lead of the Free Romulan Movement (FRM) canon arc, and we will be slightly changing the premise of the current mission to better reflect this change in storyline.

Over the coming days, information will be added to the LCARS Database on the website in regards to this canon arc, as well as what has been done already by the simulations in the Task Force that previously were working on this storyline. This will indeed help with furthering the posts throughout the missions and we will be making a direct impact in a storyline within the Task Force.

I have also approved the reintroduction of the Strategic Operations department, who will wear red, and work closely with the Intelligence department as well as the command team on these missions. All other departments will as normal play crucial roles throughout every mission and I will finalise a mission briefing that will also be added to the database for reference.

» Chief Intelligence Officer

Posted on Monday January 29th, 2018 @ 4:16pm by Captain Anthony Richardson in Sim Announcement

Please join with me in welcoming our newest member to the Excalibur family in Ensign Wynn Ushaar, our brand new Chief Intelligence Officer. I'm looking forward to being able to further integrate the Intelligence team into this upcoming mission, it should be a world of fun coming up!

» Welcome Back!

Posted on Monday January 8th, 2018 @ 10:59am by Captain Anthony Richardson in Sim Announcement

It is now 8 days (or 7, depending on timezones) into 2018, and now we are getting back to our full posting and simulation rules. This means everything is back in force and it also means I will be starting a big recruitment push over the coming weeks to really bolster the numbers. We currently have 7 crew and I would love to see that number get higher this year and to really see a big increase in posting across the whole year. We will be starting our new mission at the end of the month, and moving the simulation into a brand new Task Force canon storyline that we can jump in right from the beginning... so be ready for that. I will outline all of this in the upcoming simulation update email, which I still need to send out. With all of this, it means that from now, I will need the following things from everyone: -

1. A reply email (or a response to Discord will suffice this year) as to whether you are staying or leaving the simulation. If you are staying, I will also need to know whether you are wishing to change characters and/or positions. (Please note, changing positions will not alter your current rank unless it is an enlisted position to an officer position). If you are leaving, I will need to know that as well and you will be given 24 hours to post your departure from the simulation if you wish to do that.

2. I will need a solo mission post from everyone who is staying to bring their character back into the storyline. For continuity purposes; the storyline will be that the ship has been at the starbase for the last three weeks, and we have been having ongoing discussions with getting the probe moved, while also learning a lot more about the Sovereignty of Khaless group and what they are trying to get the Klingon High Council to understand about them. I will be referencing this movement in the timeline in my post which I will be sending out either today or tomorrow.

These two things need to be completed within the next seven (7) days, so by the 15th January 2018 (GMT+11) at this time, or you will be removed from the simulation. This year there will be no extension of time on this, once the 7 days has expired, anybody who has not responded will be removed. The quicker you get this done, the quicker we can move on, and the quicker I can recruit for new players, including an Executive Officer.

» Assistant Chief Science Officer

Posted on Sunday December 24th, 2017 @ 9:02am by Captain Anthony Richardson in General News

Please join with me in welcoming our newest member of the simulation, Ensign Zarya Zale PhD, as our brand new Assistant Chief Science Officer. This now brings us to the grand total of 7 players, so well done.

» Chief Science Officer

Posted on Saturday December 23rd, 2017 @ 10:29am by Captain Anthony Richardson in General News

Please join with me in welcoming Penny to our simulation, as Lieutenant JG Haniko Takahashi, our brand new Chief Science Officer. Penny's arrival brings us to the grand total of 6 crew, so well done to everyone! We are once again back to active crew numbers. I can not wait to see what goes on with the simulation in 2018.

Latest Mission Posts

» Bad Guy

Mission: Mission 3: Fight Or Flight?
Posted on Thursday February 15th, 2018 @ 2:30pm by Chief Petty Officer Alexander Pharos

{And... this is fun?}

Questioned in mid-stomp, there was little that Alex could do but finish the action, the claws of his left foot tearing through the roof and upper floors of an apartment building, the concrete and steel crumbling and sending out clouds of debris and dust down the…

» Format Wars

Mission: Mission 3: Fight Or Flight?
Posted on Thursday February 15th, 2018 @ 12:16pm by Lieutenant JG Juliette Green

Juliette sat at her desk, taking a moment to consider the Excalibur's future. With the launch and shakedown behind them, and with the department merely busy rather than completely slammed, she could take the time to think about things. Naturally her mind turned to upgrades, and pet projects, things to…

» Theory Meets Practice

Mission: Mission 3: Fight Or Flight?
Posted on Tuesday February 13th, 2018 @ 2:24am by Lieutenant JG Juliette Green & Lieutenant JG Haniko Takahashi

It was rare for Juliet to find herself working this high in the ship, her domain may extend throughout the entire vessel, but she mostly oversaw it from down in the engineering areas. Walking along she had to stifle a laugh for a second at the thought that she might…

» Running Into.....

Mission: Mission 3: Fight Or Flight?
Posted on Monday February 5th, 2018 @ 9:12pm by Lieutenant JG Jesse Stone & Chief Petty Officer April Dancer

The Excalibur docked at Faltan Station, picking up supplies and new personnel, and dropping off the personnel who were being transferred. Doctor April Dancer stepped off the transporter pad, holding her orders. She had been hastily transferred to the USS Excalibur upon the sudden transfer of her predecessor. Clearing security,…

» Down Time

Mission: Mission 3: Fight Or Flight?
Posted on Wednesday January 24th, 2018 @ 2:16pm by Chief Petty Officer Alexander Pharos

Humming quietly to himself, Alex walked the corridors of deck thirteen, faintly pleased with himself that he was headed for a specific destination onboard, and wasn't consulting a PADD or the computer for directions.

{It only took three weeks to start to learn your way around the ship,} Xen noted…