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     Established in 2009, Theta Fleet is a community of simmers (text-based roleplayers) who strive to build a place where people are more important than politics and everyone is welcome to join the conversation.     

     We haven't forgotten that we all write for fun. Reports are voluntary, and instead of fleet meetings, we have a monthly fleet voice chat for those who are available and want to get to know their neighbors.

     COs control their sims and missions. Task Groups and Task Forces are for organizational purposes and to give support, not micromanage. Fleet Staff is frequently around to chat, help with problems, or answer questions.

     Theta Fleet firmly believes in the cooperative side of roleplay, where players work together. Everyone from cadet to commanding officer has a voice and is part of the family.

We believe in having friendly, cooperative relations with other fleets and groups because we're all part of the greater simming community.

~^~

June 8, 2024

2024 Fleet Awards


UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

     Gold: USS Thunderbird & USS Kumari

     Silver: Unicorn

     Bronze: USS Hyperion & USS Artemis & USS Cavalier

Area 51

     Gold: USS Astrea

     Silver: USS Myogi & USS Ontario

     Bronze: USS Phoenix & USS Tokyo & USS Wolff


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: USS Thunderbird

Lt. Tyler Malbrooke. New to the sim, he's working on a secondary story line involving a traitor on the Cardassian ship and came up with an interesting idea for extending the ship's sensor capabilities through the ion storms in the upper atmosphere of Quasinon III.

     Area 51: USS Astrea

Michael/Razka Kas: Kas has been working on numerous posts, getting players involved in side stories and jumping into the main mission. One of his NPCs, Kas’ seven year old daughter has a way of sneaking out of school and showing up in places (and posts) you wouldn’t expect her to be, always great for a humor break.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: USS Midway

Ensign Jason Reed. It’s always refreshing when a new player jumps in with enthusiasm and helps restart activity on the ship after a lull. Special thanks to Ensign Reed!

     Area 51: USS Phoenix

Larry showed the best qualities any CO could ask for in a player. Imagination and creativity. When the missions progress stalled this month he didn't sit and wait for others, he created an NPC and pushed forward not only writing multiple quality posts that read like two players were interacting, but posts that were enjoyable to read and set the stage for more. Well Done!


POST OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Unicorn:  “Yoga Class” (https://unicorn.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/67

     Area 51: Ontario: "Cold Silence" (https://ontario.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/293)


TASK FORCE CO AWARD

     Task Force 23: Unicorn

     Area 51: Poseidon Station


AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23

     23-A: USS Victory

     23-B: USS Hyperion

     23-C: USS Frontier

Area 51

     51-A: USS Wolff

     51-B: USS Concord

     51-C: SB M-69

     51-D: USS Tokyo








May 9, 2024


Theta Fleet welcomes a new sim to Task Force 23! The USS Fenrir is set in 2391.

With such a bold mission, it will never be plain sailing. Challenges will arise, old enemies will resurface and in every union there are people willing to put ambition over principle. Check it out under SIMS!



May 8, 2024

2024 April Fleet Awards

 

UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

         Gold: USS Thunderbird & RS Bellwether

         Silver: USS Kumari & Unicorn

         Bronze: USS Artemis

Area 51

         Gold: USS Astrea & USS Tokyo & No Way Home

         Silver: USS Myogi & USS Phoenix

         Bronze: Poseidon Station & USS Concord & USS Missouri & USS Wolff

 

WRITER OF THE MONTH

         Task Force 23: Thunderbird: Lt. Lorut Vila

As problematic as the character was for the position, the writing was always interesting.

         Area 51: Wolff: Ray & Gladiator: Edruj & Poseidon: Rachel

Wolff: CMDR Tyrus Acevedo (Raymond) despite knowing he’d be leaving during this month Ray went out on a very high note coming up with a very interesting way of writing his character out of the Wolff’s story.

Gladiator: Edruj, Daughter of Thrawn. Despite the challenges of maintaining our ship's systems, Edruj has consistently displayed an exceptional mastery of engineering. Her tireless efforts and innovative solutions have ensured the Gladiator's continued functionality in the face of adversity. Edruj's dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence make her a truly invaluable member of our crew.

Poseidon: Lieutenant Commander Rachel Williams; Each time they're called to post, despite their busy schedule with running other sims and being on many more, they always put the best effort forward and add that creative touch that provides excellent filler and context for JP's so we can all post! They have also been instrumental over the years in providing and creating lore! Thank you!

 

PLAYER OF THE MONTH

         Task Force 23: Artemis: Viessa Kenobi

Unfortunately, due to real life circumstances we had to lose our XO. Viessa Kenobi was our Chief Medical Officer and when we lost our XO they stepped up to take the position. In the half a month that they have had their job Kenobi has shown what it means to be an XO taking a fair amount of work of my plate. I would like to commend them on all they have done thus far and in the future.

         Area 51: No Way Home: Crew & Astrea: Teresa & Phoenix: Somerild

No Way Home: The No Way Home writing group as a whole. Some have been with us since we started developing this idea in Discord chat. Through illnesses and allergies, crazy work schedules, the stresses of moving and more, this group has worked together to help create our version of the zombie apocalypse.

Astrea: Teresa (Eirly), Eirly joined on April 2, and already has 8 posts posted, and several more pending. She’s a positive presence on our Discord channel, and made a point to reach out to players OOC both for friendly chats and to start up joint posts. The entire command staff really appreciates what she has brought to the game in such a few short weeks. Unanimous Vote.

Phoenix: Somerild – Lieutenant JG Kai Nokamura

 While he only just joined the Phoenix he jumped in with both feet ready to write and eager to participate. If other players hadn't faced RL issues, which delayed their replies to various posts his personal post count would have been impressive.

 

POST OF THE MONTH

         Task Force 23: Bellwether: "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered" (https://bellwether.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/44)

         Area 51: Poseidon Station & Concord & Ontario

Poseidon Station: "Echoes In the Darkness" (https://poseidon.mietye.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/2424)

Concord: "The Repair Tour: "Trust Issues" (https://concord.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/56)

Ontario: "The Needs of the One" (https://ontario.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/273)

 

TASK FORCE CO AWARD

         Task Force 23: USS Thunderbird

         Area 51: USS Phoenix

 

 AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23

         23-A: USS Artemis

         23-B: USS Thunderbird & RS Bellwether

         23-C: USS Kumari & Unicorn

Area 51

         51-A: USS Astrea & USS Phoenix

         51-B: USS Ontario & Starbase 400

         51-C: USS Myogi & USS Tokyo

         51-D: No Way Home

 

 



May 4, 2024

Theta Fleet welcomes the USS Moore to Area 51!

It's an alternate universe Trek set in the year 2387.

Learn more about it under SIMS.



May 3, 2024

Theta Fleet is pleased to welcome a new sim to Area 51!

Set shortly after the disaster of Founder's Day 2401, the Tecumseh, an Ascension-class starship, is part of the first line of defense and the last best hope in time of need. Want to learn more? Click on their link under SIMS.



April 24, 2024

Theta Fleet is pleased to welcome the USS Victory, a New Orleans class Starship currently set in the year 2365.

their current mission has the ship sent back to the Battle of Trafalgar. Want to learn more? Find a link to their site in Task Force 23 under SIMS.



April 19, 2024


     We are saddened to announce that John Trimble passed away today. He, along with his wife, Bjo, launched the grass-roots "Save Star Trek" campaign that resulted in a flood of letters being sent to NBC and a third season of Star Trek.

     That third season allowed the series to go into syndication and kept Trek alive. It gained new fans, which eventually led to "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and subsequent movies. They were strong supporters of Star Trek, the space program, and the SCA.

     https://www.startrek.com/news/remembering-john-trimble



April 13, 2024

After a work-induced hiatus, the Theta Fleet Newsletter is back!

It will now be put out quarterly. You can read the latest issue under NEWSLETTER.

Thanks to StarDuster who has done a wonderful job with it once again. :)





April 10, 2024

March 2024 Fleet Awards

 

UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

            Gold: USS Kumari & USS Yamato

            Silver: USS Thunderbird & USS Cavalier & USS Calypso

            Bronze: Starbase Frontier & USS Midway

Area 51

            Gold: USS Astrea

            Silver: USS Myogi & No Way Home

            Bronze: USS Ontario

 

WRITER OF THE MONTH

            Task Force 23: Midway: Luminous Traite (Wayfarer) & Unicorn: MSGT. Reece (Johnathan2009)

Midway: Ever since returning to the sim, Wayfarer dove right in creating a workable subplot involving a journalist accompanying the crew on the last mission depicting the crew in a new light and creating a myriad of interesting post series.

Unicorn: For consistent quality writing and engagement with his fellow crew.

            Area 51: Concord: K aka Red Ruby & No Way Home: Vienna Quinn

Concord: Red Ruby writes for multiple NPCs and has been a strong and consistent writer for the sim.

No Way Home: I don't have one post to show you because she's doing this in small paragraphs within the group JPs. She's writing the story of a young girl whose parents have both recently died, one by suicide and the other while on an ill-advised mission of mercy, who is, at the same time, discovering her first love. It's sweet and sad at the same time.

 

PLAYER OF THE MONTH

            Task Force 23: Bellwether: Kat & Thunderbird: Chris - Lt. Daegan Baas (ManyFaces)

Bellwether: Has been beneficial in keeping activity consistent and helping get ready for the next mission.

Thunderbird: Chris was barely approved when he brought in a second player because he had an idea for an NPC in his department and wanted someone to write with, and has even offered to do bio pictures if needed.

            Area 51: Artemis: The Crew & Astrea: Bill/Maxun

Artemis: The Crew of the USS Artemis – Despite CO health problems and going through two XOs and lulls in command presence, the crew always managed to coordinate with one another to keep writing.

Astrea: Bill has been with Astrea for less than two months, and he hit the ground running starting up posts with any player who was interested, and that momentum and spirit of inclusivity hasn’t changed. His NPC, Samuel, our new bartender, gives him a good way to keep in touch with all the crew gossip. He’s also revamped our Wiki page, which includes a rather detailed write up of Astrea’s history, including all of her namesakes.

 

POST OF THE MONTH

            Task Force 23: Artemis & Calypso

Artemis: This post is titled "Trying to be a Shadow" In it the Chief Science Officer, a Forensic Scientist by training, has to befriend and follow the son of a Cardassian Gul. This post reveals a lot about the Science Chief as well as introduces us to a major antagonist for the Artemis. (https://artemis.uss-pioneer.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/173)

Calypso: "Over Protective Sister" (https://calypso.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/2308)

            Area 51: Ontario & Poseidon Station & Wolff

Ontario: "Everybody Lies" (https://ontario.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/263)

Poseidon Station: I read the posts from Poseidon Station and have come across one that is unique and well deserving of this award. The story on the station is that their Captain Cornelius Harrington has been kidnapped by Romulans. In this post footage of the Captain being killed is intercepted. I feel that this post builds great suspense and puts you, the reader, right next to those that are experiencing this. The post is titled "The Truth is Out There" (https://poseidon.mietye.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/2400)

Wolff: "A Developing Mind" (https://www.usswolff.com/nova2/index.php/sim/viewpost/666) Paying homage to Star Trek: Enterprise, the male First Officer has found himself pregnant.

 

Admiral's Choice/Lifetime Award:

Starbase 109's CO for nearly eleven years, Susan Nixon, has announced that she is dying. While she has battled cancer for many years, the announcement came as a shock to us all. The Command Team is working on a way to honor her, within and outside of the sim.

She was a mother figure to all who came aboard. She cared about every player and every character, and was our CO for almost the entirety of Starbase 109's twelve years. Her departure greatly saddens us all. Starbase 109, her legacy to us, will continue with her in all our hearts.

 

Susan was also co-GM of the USS Samurai. Her contributions to the simming community and her ability to mentor writers on her sims has been invaluable and greatly appreciated. She will be missed.

 

TASK FORCE CO AWARD

            Task Force 23: USS Resolution

            Area 51: USS Phoenix

 

 AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23

            23-A: USS Calypso

            23-B: USS Thunderbird

            23-C: USS Yamato

Area 51

            51-A: USS Astrea & USS Phoenix

            51-B: Valhalla Fleet Yards

            51-C: USS Myogi

            51-D: Starbase M-69 & No Way Home

 

FIRST QUARTER THETA FLEET AWARDS

 

TASK FORCE 23

SIM OF THE QUARTER: Unicorn

CO OF THE QUARTER: Captain Marc Kidd, USS Artemis

XO OF THE QUARTER: Cadet Junior Grade Shafin Todenhöfer, USS Cavalier

WRITER OF THE QUARTER: Vin Salvatore, USS Hecate

PLAYER OF THE QUARTER: Kat, Bellwether

 

AREA 51

SIM OF THE QUARTER: USS Myogi

CO OF THE QUARTER: Major Hale Stratton, No Way Home

XO OF THE QUARTER: Lieutenant Commander Yivliph Ra-Gruvloveii, Ontario

WRITER OF THE QUARTER: Nevan Kayto, Astrea

PLAYER OF THE QUARTER: Will, Columbia





March 28, 2024


If you're looking for a newly-opened sim or one that's been around a while, we have something for you!

Our most recent sims are the USS Thunderbird, an Akira-class ship set in 2369, and the Yorktown, a Constitution III-class ship set in 2395.

Look under the SIMS tab for a list of all current and pending roleplaying sims.




March 8, 2024

February 2024 Fleet Awards


UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

     Gold: USS Kumari

     Silver: USS Unicorn  & USS Cavalier & Starbase Frontier

     Bronze: USS Bellwether & USS Midway & USS Hecate

Area 51

     Gold: USS Astrea

     Silver: USS Tokyo

     Bronze: No Way Home & USS Myogi & USS Ontario


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: USS Calypso & USS Hecate

Calypso: Stuart and Ieuan. The conversation between the counselor and the chief science officer gives a lot of insight into their characters—and is quite entertaining to read!

Hecate: Commander Salvatore – an excellent writer, who has come up with a noteworthy adversary in the Orion Commander Vella on the spot. An excellent addition to the team.

     Area 51: USS Ontario & USS Poseidon

Ontario:  Howie. As the curmudgeon Doctor Aaron Marcus, he managed to do something no one else has done before: cause Grace to lose her temper. For the first time, someone has broken through her layers of reserve. It was delightful and I hope he does it more often!

Poseidon: Commander Kanaka Shakura, for being one of the best writers on the sim hands down - if not the best. They are a Professor of Egyptology in England and teach classes at universities. They are also a long-term friend and writer and have helped contribute to the Poseidon as, for a few years, its most critical XO. Recently they stepped down due to their commitments for teaching and, despite this, continue to hammer out some of the most beautiful posts I have ever seen.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: USS Artemis: Cassandra Frost

The current mission has multiple facets to it. The player behind Cassandra Frost stepped up to make sure that one side of the mission continued to move forward and was action packed. I would like to recognize them, as they essentially stepped up as a Co-GM when they did not have to.

     Area 51: USS Astrea & USS Columbia & USS Oceanus

Astrea: Cass/Vila. Cass has been my right hand ever since I had the vision of this sim. Many of our players are with us because they have written with her on various other games. Cass really enjoys writing and juggling a number of posts, which is incredibly helpful in keeping everyone engaged and invested in the game. Our stats wouldn’t be close to what they are without her contribution, but it isn’t about chasing the numbers. It’s about writing with all the characters that everyone has created (primary and NPC's), and developing posts that not only plug them into the mission, but help build characters, and develop their backstories. Out of character, our discord group is pretty chatty not just about the game, and she’s quick to reach out to those who are struggling and offer up her support and/or funny memes.

Columbia: Will - Will really helped the ship acclimate during a transition. He was integral in supporting the Columbia, our crew and me personally. This ranged from reaching out to players to help with the website. He went above and beyond to ensure the Columbia continued.

Oceanus: Lieutenant Commander David Forbes, for being a wonderful friend and totally committed to the XO role and providing extensive backup for me when I wasn't available. They are a good example of a good sidekick XO who takes up the slack when they can! They're presently dealing with their own issues and are just as busy as the rest of the crew currently.


POST OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: USS Cavalier: "Bridge Training: Cardassian Conspiracy (Part V)" (https://cavalier.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/41)

     Area 51: No Way Home & USS Ontario

No Way Home: "The Mother-in-Law Apartment" (https://no-way-home.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/79)

Ontario: "Back on the Bridge (Part I)" *https://ontario.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/267)


TFCO AWARD

     Task Force 23: USS Eclipse

     Area 51: No Way Home


AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23

     23-A: USS Hecate

     23-B: USS Bellwether

     23-C: USS Kumari

Area 51

     51-A: USS Phoenix & Poseidon Station

     51-B: USS Ontario

     51-C:  USS Concord

     51-D: No Way Home & Starbase M-69




February 9, 2024

As we all know, the only constant in life is change.

Over the years, Theta Fleet has gone through a number of small changes as people move on or our needs have changed.


Fleet Admin has been discussing several changes this year to better suit current needs.


Today, we announce that the Theta Fleet support team has been changed to Support and Resources.

Captain Kagami Izumi is now the Director of Fleet Resources: Nova (Mods, Skins, Ranks).

Captain Ka'Tock is now the Director of Fleet Resources: Personnel (Characters & Departments).


We are pleased to welcome two new TFCOs:

Task Force 23 TFCO is Captain Marc Kidd - USS Artemis.

Area 51 CO is Qierress - USS Quebec.

We look forward to what they will bring to Theta!



February 9, 2024

January 2024 Theta Fleet Awards

-=^=-

Sometimes it's hard to choose between several excellent choices for awards. This month, we had an abundance of nominations to choose from and so picked more than one because they all deserve the recognition.

-=^=-


UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

     Gold: Frontier Station

     Silver: Cavalier, Calypso, & Hecate

     Bronze: Artemis, Unicorn, & Yamato

Area 51

     Gold: USS Astrea & USS Myogi

     Silver: USS Columbia

     Bronze: Starbase 400, Ontario, Poseidon


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23:Artemis: Adalyn O'Rourke

As the profiler and counselor on the ship they have had their hands full. However, the latest post that they wrote not only divulged a lot about the criminal that the crew searched for but it divulged a lot about the Captain that she spoke with. Rarely do I read posts with a Counseor that involves actual counselling.

     Area 51: Astrea & Standing Bear

Astrea: Nevan Kayto (Nate): Nevin brought a whole new division to the diplomatic corp dedicated to civilian aid. In addition to writing his main character, he’s already created two NPC’s, roommates who are besties who often see a little too much of one another. Nevan has engaged his three characters with numerous other characters which highlights his creativity and often entertaining writing skills.

Standing: Kat - has done an excellent job in writing a conclusion for Soral, the First Officer of the USS Standing from our very beginning.



PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Unicorn: Nicole

Sub-Commander T’shir. She brings a wealth of knowledge on Sim Management and has been amazing at helping to run the sim. As T’shir, she brings a vulcan perspective to the sim that is always fun to see.

     Area 51: No Way Home & Gladiator & Poseidon

No Way Home: Reuben Baptiste. I love his concept for a character who is disabled, in his case, through military service, both in how it reflects the reality some veterans face and in how it will affect his character's ability to survive and thrive in the aftermath of the Wildfire Virus. Like Victoire Olaffson, the writer brings real-world expertise to the role of retired military.

Gladiator: Lieutenant Commander Mel Torma, Exemplifying Excellence: We enthusiastically nominate Lieutenant Commander Mel Torma for Player of the Month once again. Throughout the month, Mel has continued to showcase remarkable character growth and skillfully crafted story arcs. Their ability to breathe life into characters and deftly navigate complex narratives is a testament to their commendable creativity and unwavering dedication. This nomination recognizes Mel's transformative influence on our shared narrative and their steadfast pursuit of excellence in role-playing. Bravo, Lieutenant Commander!

Poseidon: Lieutenant Commander Ky'la De'Lenn - They have been dealing with a lot medically yet, despite this, has absolutely banged out some wonderful contributions and participation. They deserve this recognition and congratulations!


POST OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Cavalier: "A Brief Briefing" (https://cavalier.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/33)

     Area 51: Columbia & Oceanus & Ontario

Columbia: "Ferengi 4: Mischief By the Filtration System" (https://columbia.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/265)

Oceanus: "Welcome Aboard - Meeting the Chief Medical Officer" (https://ussoceanus.webs.nf/index.php/sim/viewpost/4)

Ontario: "Where Oh Where Has the Captain Gone? (Part I)" (https://ontario.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/248)



TFCO COMMENDATION

     TF23: USS Cavalier

     Area 51: USS Oceanus


AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23

     23-A: USS Artemis

     23-B: USS Cavalier

     23-C: USS Hecate

Area 51

     51-A: Astrea

     51-B: Starbase 400

     51-C: USS Myogi

     51-D: USS Columbia



January 12, 2024


     The USS Artemis is an existing sim that just joined Task Force 23.

In the Federation any crime is considered especially heinous. In Starfleet the dedicated personnel who investigate the most vicious felonies are members of an elite crew known as the Criminal Investigations Unit. THESE ARE THEIR STORIES…

     The year is 2397. The Federation is a peaceful utopia where all cultures live in harmony for the betterment of each other, or is it. The Federation, and by extension Starfleet, would have you believe that there is little to no crime in the utopia that is the Federation. However, crime does indeed run rampant so a unit was created to keep these most vicious criminals under the rug and out of site. This unit known as the Starfleet Criminal Investigations Service (SFCIS) is tasked with pursuing offenders of all kinds and bringing them to justice. As well as making sure that the Federation's image is maintained.



January 12, 2024


The USS Oceanus recently launched in Area 51. It focuses on exploration, adventure, and character development.

Themes and situations on the USS Oceanus Sim are centered around character growth, development, and experiences as they interact with and take part in missions and side-missions. This allows players to find themselves and their characters in appropriate situations for further character growth and development as they become acclimated with the crew and the sim. Players who enjoy some posting requirements mixed with a very relaxed atmosphere will find the Oceanus Sim enjoyable and welcoming.



January 11, 2024

December 2023 Fleet Awards


UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

     Gold: USS Midway

     Silver: Frontier Station & Unicorn

     Bronze: USS Calypso & USS Hecate

Area 51

     Gold: USS Columbia

     Silver: USS Myogi

     Bronze: USS Standing Bear & USS Missouri


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: USS Calypso: Arie.

Arie came aboard as the new XO and

has already settled in. This is not easy to do with the eclectic—and sometimes temperamental—crew. He's a great writer and will be a valuable asset to the sim.

     Area 51: USS Missouri: Drakomis & USS Columbia: Nicole

Missouri: Drakomis. Within one month of joining, Drakomis has single-handedly helped redefine our sim's pace, and has gotten other players involved.

Columbia: Nicole/Commander Chalan Kendri - For putting the mission on your shoulder and carrying it with thoughtful development. Your writing has been essential to everything the Columbia has accomplished. You have brought the colony to life and provided direction among its events. Most recently, your Romulan themed posts have enveloped the crew within the Romulans while also helping to bring the mission to its conclusion.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Hecate: Lieutenant JG Faust

A skilled writer, he really has made the Chief of Operations position his own, contributing to every single post he’s tagged in. His knowledge of 22nd Century Starfleet systems is beyond compare!

     Area 51: USS Standing Bear: Kat & Starbase 109: Mike

Standing: Kat is back from her hiatus. Kat has done a great job at rallying everyone together for our last few months on Standing Bear.

SB109:  Mike, for starting a side mission to observe Klingon war games. He's involved several other players on the sim and has gotten off to a great start!


POST OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: USS Midway: "Another Hand…or Maybe Talon: Cultural Exchanges In Tight Places" (Two Parter)

https://starshipmidway.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/294

https://starshipmidway.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/295

     Area 51: USS Poseidon & USS Samurai

Poseidon: "Space Walks, Tight spaces, and Jefferies tubes, Oh My! Part 3" (https://www.ussposeidon.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/525)

Samurai: "Janet's Story" (https://samurai.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/46)


Post of Note: This was a…unique…Christmas post from the USS Tokyo. It's an alien view of the earth holiday. We got a chuckle out of the "Christmas Carol." Enjoy! https://tokyo.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/683


TASK GROUP AWARD OF MERIT

23-A: Frontier Station & Unicorn

     23-B: USS Calypso

     23-C: USS Midway & USS Hecate

Area 51

     51-A: Starbase 109

     51-B: USS Standing Bear

     51-C: USS Myogi

     51-D: USS Columbia


-=∆=-


Theta Fleet Quarterly Awards: Fourth Quarter


TASK FORCE 23

SIM of the QUARTER: USS Midway

CO of the QUARTER: USS Hecate: Robert Burke

XO of the QUARTER: Frontier Station: Tormek

WRITER of the QUARTER: USS Calypso: Voz

PLAYER of the QUARTER: USS Hecate: Kurt


AREA 51

SIM of the QUARTER: USS Myogi

CO of the QUARTER: USS Columbia: Ryhl th'Zeles

XO of the QUARTER: Poseidon Station: Cara Letsul

WRITER of the QUARTER: USS Columbia: Nicole

PLAYER of the QUARTER: Poseidon Station: Cynthia


-=∆=-


Theta Fleet Annual Awards


TASK FORCE 23

SIM of the YEAR: USS Midway

CO of the YEAR: USS Hecate: Robert Burke

XO of the YEAR: Deep Space 5: N'Evran

WRITER of the YEAR: Frontier: Jay

PLAYER of the YEAR: USS Hecate: Kurt


AREA 51

SIM of the YEAR: USS Columbia

CO of the YEAR: No Way Home:  Hale Stratton

XO of the YEAR: USS Samurai: Shannon McKenna

WRITER of the YEAR: USS Columbia: Nicole

PLAYER of the YEAR: Poseidon Station: Cynthia



December 28, 2023


Please join us in welcoming the USS Imperator, a Nova-based sim set in 2389, right after the destruction of Romulus.

You can find it in Area 51!


January 11, 2024

December 2023 Fleet Awards


UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

     Gold: USS Midway

     Silver: Frontier Station & Unicorn

     Bronze: USS Calypso & USS Hecate

Area 51

     Gold: USS Columbia

     Silver: USS Myogi

     Bronze: USS Standing Bear & USS Missouri


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Calypso: Arie.

Arie came aboard as the new XO and

has already settled in. This is not easy to do with the eclectic—and sometimes temperamental—crew. He's a great writer and will be a valuable asset to the sim.

     Area 51: USS Missouri: Drakomis & Columbia: Nicole

Missouri: Drakomis. Within one month of joining, Drakomis has single-handedly helped redefine our sim's pace, and has gotten other players involved.

Columbia: Nicole/Commander Chalan Kendri - For putting the mission on your shoulder and carrying it with thoughtful development. Your writing has been essential to everything the Columbia has accomplished. You have brought the colony to life and provided direction among its events. Most recently, your Romulan themed posts have enveloped the crew within the Romulans while also helping to bring the mission to its conclusion.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23:

Hecate: Lieutenant JG Faust

A skilled writer, he really has made the Chief of Operations position his own, contributing to every single post he’s tagged in. His knowledge of 22nd Century Starfleet systems is beyond compare!

     Area 51: Standing Bear: Kat & Starbase 109: Mike

Standing: Kat is back from her hiatus. Kat has done a great job at rallying everyone together for our last few months on Standing Bear.

SB109:  Mike, for starting a side mission to observe Klingon war games. He's involved several other players on the sim and has gotten off to a great start!


POST OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Midway: "Another Hand…or Maybe Talon: Cultural Exchanges In Tight Places" (Two Parter)

https://starshipmidway.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/294

https://starshipmidway.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/295

     Area 51: USS Poseidon & USS Samurai

Poseidon: "Space Walks, Tight spaces, and Jefferies tubes, Oh My! Part 3" (https://www.ussposeidon.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/525)

Samurai: "Janet's Story" (https://samurai.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/46)


Post of Note: This was a…unique…Christmas post from the USS Tokyo. It's an alien view of the earth holiday. Enjoy! https://tokyo.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/683


TASK GROUP AWARD OF MERIT

23-A: Frontier Station & Unicorn

     23-B: USS Calypso

     23-C: USS Midway & USS Hecate

Area 51

     51-A: Starbase 109

     51-B: USS Standing Bear

     51-C: USS Myogi

     51-D: USS Columbia


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Theta Fleet Quarterly Awards: Fourth Quarter


TASK FORCE 23

SIM of the QUARTER: USS Midway

CO of the QUARTER: Hecate: Robert Burke

XO of the QUARTER: Frontier Station: Tormek

WRITER of the QUARTER: Calypso: Voz

PLAYER of the QUARTER: Hecate: Kurt


AREA 51

SIM of the QUARTER: USS Myogi

CO of the QUARTER: USS Columbia: Ryhl th'Zeles

XO of the QUARTER: Poseidon Station: Cara Letsul

WRITER of the QUARTER: Columbia: Nicole

PLAYER of the QUARTER: Poseidon Station: Cynthia


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Theta Fleet Annual Awards


TASK FORCE 23

SIM of the YEAR: USS Midway

CO of the YEAR: Hecate: Robert Burke

XO of the YEAR: Deep Space 5: N'Evran

WRITER of the YEAR: Frontier: Jay

PLAYER of the YEAR: Hecate: Kurt


AREA 51

SIM of the YEAR: USS Columbia

CO of the YEAR: No Way Home:  Hale Stratton

XO of the YEAR: Shannon McKenna

WRITER of the YEAR: Columbia: Nicole

PLAYER of the YEAR: Poseidon Station: Cynthia



December 17, 2023


We are excited to welcome two new sims to Theta Fleet!

First is the Unicorn, a Yorktown class starship set in 2156.

The second is the USS Fenrir, a Norway class starship set in the year 2391.

Both sims can be found under the SIMS tab in Task Force 23.




December 8, 2023

November 2023 Fleet Awards


UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

     Gold: USS Midway& USS Calypso

     Silver: Starbase Frontier

     Bronze: No Award

Area 51:

     Gold: USS Columbia

     Silver: USS Myogi & USS Tokyo

     Bronze: USS Samurai & USS Missouri & Poseidon Station


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Frontier: Jay

is doing a fantastic job of writing the grumpy Klingon XO who just doesn't want to be here.

     Area 51: Gladiator: Lieutenant Josey Wales & Columbia: Sam/Lieutenant Ayesha binte Ansapata

Gladiator: WeWe nominate Mr. Wales for Writer of the Month. Despite real-world demands, he has shown exceptional dedication to his craft. His contributions, alongside fellow writers, have left a lasting impact on our community. Lieutenant Josey Wales's work embodies creativity, passion, and unwavering commitment, elevating our collective narrative.

Gladiator:

Columbia: For getting his characters involved with the plot through creative writing. His characters include a JAG advocate, Chief Strategic Operations Officer and an anthropologist. Sam asks for advice in how his characters can best fit in, but doesn’t wait to get them involved. His lawyer Dramin helped the CO in tense negotiations, even taking heat from an angry Klingon in the process.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Calypso: Voz,

For his help with the Terran Empire side of this mission and helping keep it from being like every other Mirror Universe mission.

     Area 51: Starbase 109: Austin  & Missouri: Chris Huskins

SB109: Reason: Austen's contributions this month have been mainly behind the scenes, but he has come back strong after a very dangerous surgery and is resuming his amazing writing and invaluable help as part of the command team. His motivation on and off the sim has been an inspiration to us all!

Missouri: After withdrawing from most (if not all) of his simming commitments earlier this year due to undergoing treatment for cancer, Chris is slowly re-entering simming after things have stabilized with his treatments. He was a great player on Myogi, and I'm sure he will be valued on Missouri as well. Welcome back, Chris!


POST OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Frontier: "Passing the Time" (https://frontier.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/44)     

     Area 51: USS Samurai & Poseidon Station

Samurai: "Tactician's Decision" (https://samurai.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/36)

Poseidon Station: "All Things Operations…and Coffee" (https://poseidon.mietye.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/2312)



AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23

     23-A: USS Resolution

     23-B: USS Calypso

     23-C: USS Midway

Area 51

     51-A: USS Phoenix

     51-B: Valhalla Fleet Yards

     51-C: USS Myogi

     51-D: No Way Home & Starbase M69



November 11

            November 10th was the 2488th anniversary of the USMC. We send a hearty Oohrah to all our Marine friends and family.

 

            November 11th is Veteran's Day, Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day (depending on what you call it). It's a day to honor members of the military around the world and thank them for their service. For many, that service cost them their lives. Let us never forget—especially in these turbulent times—what their service and sacrifice has done to keep us free.

 


November 10

October 2023 Theta Fleet Awards

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UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

     Gold: Starbase Frontier

     Silver: Deep Space 5 & USS Calypso

     Bronze: USS Midway

Area 51

     Gold: USS COlumbia

     Silver: Starbase 50 & USS Tokyo

     Bronze: USS Myogi & USS Samurai


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Calypso: Voz.

He's wearing several hats this mission as the leader of the SWORD team on the Prowler, the Chief of Security on the Calypso, and the Chief Intelligence Officer who would like to get his hands on the tech that allows the pirates—and the Prowler—to cross between universes.

     Area 51: Samurai: Ruth

As Romulan spy, Lyirru el’Lyrrveoth, Ruth contributed setting up the entire communication method for getting secret location to rescue team on Nomad. It's so creative and works wonderfully!


PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Midway: Lt. Jeremiah McEntyre MD (Marshal01)

A special thanks to Dr. McEntyre, our new third doctor who recruited two new members to the crew. We look forward to writing with all of them for the foreseeable future.

     Area 51: Myogi: Will and Mikey. These two were supposed to be separate nominations for Writer and Player, but I'm jointly nominating them for Writer for different reasons:

Will: This mission was in part his brainchild. He was the one who thought it would be fun to stick Taiga on the Myogi for a final act of The Fast & The Fleet, but I felt there was enough content potential to make it into its own mission.

Mikey: After serving for over 2 years as our Chief of Intelligence, Mikey has decided to step into our "cursed position" of Chief Engineer with a new Character, Ami Rori. I'm very much looking forward to the potential Lieutenant Rori is going to bring to the table.


POST OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Deep Space 5 & Starbase Frontier

"The Shot Heard Around the Quadrant - Part 4" (https://ds5.org.uk/index.php/sim/viewpost/1838)

"Turbolift Tensions" (https://frontier.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/34)

     Area 51: Columbia: "Satisfying Honor" (https://columbia.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/171)


AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23:

     23-A: Deep Space 5

     23-B: USS Calypso

     23-C: USS Cavalier

Area 51

     51-A: USS Wolff

     51-B: Valhalla Fleet Yards

     51-C: USS Tokyo

     51-D: Starbase 50



September 12

September 2023 Fleet Awards

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UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23

     Gold: Starbase Frontier & Deep Space 5 & USS Midway

     Silver: USS Hecate

     Bronze: USS Yamato & USS Calypso

Area 51

     Gold: USS Columbia

     Silver: USS Tokyo & USS Myogi

     Bronze: USS Samurai


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Calypso: Arie & Hecate: Commander Khiane Mau (Stargeek)

Calypso: Arie plays the new XO, Joren Tal. He's already been actively involved in posts and is a great writer. He's also spurred the rest of the crew back to activity.

Hecate: Stargeek - A well-written post and contributions to Joint Posts show the quality Stargeek brings to their characters. A Joy to write with.

     Area 51: Samurai: Brandon Perry.

It is unusual to nominate a PNPC as writer of the month, but this one plays a major part in a large story line on WV Nomad. It's her torture, her relationship with Isabella Perry, and her story that gave huge interest to telling Nomad's beginnings.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Midway: Lt. Commander Marc Kitchner (Brian) & Frontier: Jai -

Midway: Brian has been my consistent writing partner for fourteen years now . When I pitched the idea of the Midway, he immediately signed on to the project with full enthusiasm. He has contributed immensely to each plotline and we often bounce ideas off of each other. He is one of the key contributors for the Midway's continued success and has been unrecognized up to now.

Frontier: Since stepping into the first officer position, Jai has been a great help to me as a CO. He helps mentor people under him and ensures that things run in and out of character smoothly. He has also been writing true to what a proper Klingon should speak and behave like and its been a lot of fun writing with him. I happily nominate him for Player of the Month as he has become a great asset to Starbase Frontier.

     Area 51: Columbia: Andy/Lieutenant Jason Elliot & Tokyo: Jamie

For sparking a new level of creativity and mission focus through the use of a side plot. As the first person to take control of an away mission, Andy set an example that others followed. The crew saw that all writers had the ability to create new pathways for the storyline. This allowed the command staff to step back and react as gamemasters, with the story spring-boarding into a lively set of twists and turns. Andy’s characters showed both mortality and emotional vulnerability through a mission where his Intelligence Officer was wounded. He has also brought a fresh perspective of ideas into OOC discussions, collaborating with others to develop this plot and plan future stories.

Tokyo: Jamie - Jamie who joined the Tokyo as Amari, a home made alien species and engineering officer. He has been doing a fantastic job in a non-chief role which is hard to pull off without stepping on people's toes. I proudly nominate him as player of the month as it takes skill to play not only a unique species but also someone who isn't on the senior staff. (I'm going to start referring to him as our very own Reg Barcley!)


POST OF THE MONTH

Task Force 23: DS5: "The Shot Heard Round the Quadrant (Part I)" (https://ds5.org.uk/index.php/sim/viewpost/1828)

Area 51: Ontario: "Into the Oven (Part I)" (https://ontario.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/244)


AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23

     23-A: Deep Space 5

     23-B: USS Eclipse

     23-C: USS Hecate

Area 51

     51-A: USS Gladiator

     51-B: Valhalla Fleet Yards

     51-C: USS Tokyo

     51-D: USS Columbia


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Third Quarter Fleet Awards


Task Force 23:

     Sim of the Quarter; Starbase Frontier

     CO of the Quarter: Hecate - Robert Burke

     XO of the Quarter:

     Writer of the Quarter: Midway: Brian

     Player of the Quarter: Frontier: Jay

Area 5     1

     Sim of the Quarter: USS Columbia

     CO of the Quarter: Tokyo: Taiga Aisaka

     XO of the Quarter: Valhalla Fleet Yards: Claire Erickson

     Writer of the Quarter: Samurai: Brandon

     Player of the Quarter: Columbia: Andy



September 7

Banned Books Week ends today. Its focus is to celebrate the freedom to read. While there are some books that are definitely not appropriate for younger readers, too often a book is "banned" because of what someone thinks or hears is in the book. More often, books like "The Diary of A Young Girl" by Anne Frank or "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain are banned for spurious reasons.

Take time this month to look at the list of banned books and find one you should buy and read—or introduce to a friend.

https://bannedbooksweek.org/



September 11, 2023

Theta Fleet is pleased to welcome the USS Gladiator and her crew!

She's an established sim with room for those who want to join her her adventures.

Find a link to the site in Area 51-A under the SIMS tab.



September 11, 2023

August 2023 Fleet Awards


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UNIT OF DISTINCTION

Task Force 23:

     Gold: Starbase Frontier

     Silver: USS Calypso & USS Midway

     Bronze: USS Aurora

Area 51:

     Gold: USS Columbia

     Silver: USS Samurai & USS Myogi

     Bronze: Starbase 400 & USS Tokyo & Starbase 109 & Valhalla Fleet Yards


WRITER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Midway: Will

Special thanks to Will for keeping the story moving and continuing with the theme of integrating the mission in with the story of “In A Mirror, Darkly” especially this month when I was tied up and worn out between working, teaching and not sleeping.

     Area 51; Columbia: Michael/Lt. Cmdr.

Razka Kas - For in-depth character development and carefully crafted replies. This includes ensuring no character is left out in a joint post. Stories based on Kas are full of detail and emotion. He also writes often, taking part in 15 posts in August. He also played a major role in setting up and writing through a key part of this month's mission, navigating through a treacherous nebula.



PLAYER OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Calypso: Voz.

The current mission is partly his idea, and he will be helping with the ops team assisting the ship. He also has a devious mind, which works well for portraying bad guys.

     Area 51; Tokyo: Matthew C -

Matt is always looking three steps ahead and how to develop his character and the mission. He is doing well and is helping not only in character byt out of character.


POST OF THE MONTH

     Task Force 23: Frontier: "Klingon within the Starboard Bow" (https://frontier.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/11)

     Area 51: USS Samurai & Starbase 109

Samurai: "Name Of the Game" (https://samurai.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/18).  Susan, Brandon and Ruth write a compelling story of a Romulan spy trying to make their way to amnesty with the Federation and the crew of the Nomad trying to get to them while learning to trust one another.

SB109: To Mike, Bret, Susan, Austen, and CF, for :"Too  Close for Comfort, Parti I" (https://sb109.sim-station.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/2246). A joint post about a pirate attack on a medical ship.


TG AWARD OF MERIT

Task Force 23

     23-A: Starbase Frontier

     23-B: USS Calypso

     23-C: USS Midway

Area 51

     51-A: USS Rhea

     51-B: Starbase 400

     51-C: USS Myogi

     51-D: USS Columbia & USS Samurai & USS Sun Tzu & Poseidon Station



September 11, 2023

Today, September 11, we honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and especially the First Responders who ran into danger to save others.

 

Sometimes it is difficulties that bring us together in love and support. May we remember the sacrifices and heroism of this period in time and many others so that we can continue to reach out in love and support of those around us.