Welcome to the USS Astraea!







Honor, Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, Class.

Welcome to the USS Astraea.

The Year is 2393. The Dominion War has ended Voyager has returned home from it's long overdue mission, and Starfleet is at a time where it is looking to the future of exploration and technological advancement, while watching the moves of its former enemies, and being ready for the predators of tomorrow.

The USS Astraea, an Akira Class vessel under the command of Captain Abigail Laurens, is on its way to helping Starfleet achieve its mission. To explore uncharted territories and strange new worlds. Here there are no simple answers... there are no new and amazing borg defying weapon. There are no wonderful transwarp drives to travel anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. NO same tired routine of fighting one borg battle after another, or yet another ship lost in a far off quadrant.

So, what does happen on the USS Astraea?

Well, that's up to you. The USS Astraea is a meeting point for people with creative ideas, yet hold true to the ideals of Star Trek. It is a place not only to write, but to explore strange new people, to seek out new friends, and possibly new civilizations.

Teamwork and fun are the key ideals of being a part of a great simulation. It will be up to you to make this simulation great. You have the power to make things happen!

Recruiting today!



Latest News Items

» Pegasus Fleet -- Monthly Report -- September 2019

Posted on Mon Sep 9th, 2019 @ 11:13am by Commander Abigail Laurens in General News

Hello everyone!

I have a handful of updates for you this month, and most of them are in regards to staff positions. So let's get started!

First off, I'd like to welcome to the PFA Rear Admiral Niamh Devane, or as most of you probably know her, Amethyst! Amethyst brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, as well as a detailed plan for how the Fleet can better serve our commanding officers and members through the Pegasus Fleet Academy. She has previously served the Fleet as an Academy instructor and the TF56 Commanding Officer, which she will continue to hold in the interim. Amethyst also commands the USS Astraea.

Congratulations, Admiral, and welcome to the team. We’re looking forward to working with you and seeing where your leadership takes the Academy!

On a sadder note, Fleet Captain Evelynn Haught, AKA Terris or TerBear, has announced that he is stepping down as TF37 CO. Terris has been one of our longest serving TFCOs, and since joining the Fleet back at its inception, has held a number of different staff and admiralty positions, including a time as our PFCO. His resignation now is so he can spend more time focusing on his sim, the USS Lantau, and his other simming characters. We thank you for your service as TFCO, and we wish you luck in the future with the Lantau and your other endeavors.

With Amethyst taking over the Academy and Terris stepping down as TFCO, this means that we currently have two openings for TFCO for TF56 and TF37. This means we are now looking for new candidates for TFCO. Ideal candidates are members of the fleet with experience commanding long running sims, as well as a strong interest in helping see the Fleet grow and improve. Good communication skills are a must. Interested members can apply for the position using the link below. The PFA will begin reviewing applications on Monday, September 16. So candidates should submit their applications prior to that date if they want to be among the first applications reviewed.

However, we are not done with the staff related announcements. This past month the PFA and the COs of the Fleet voted on and approved some changes to the Pegasus Fleet Constitution. Specifically the changes are in regards to the structure of the PFA. Previously the PFA was made of only five members: the PFCO, Chief of Fleet Ops, Chief of Public Relations, Director of Resources, and Academy Commandant. However, the constitution allowed for the selection of a PFXO from among the four department heads. Vice Admiral S'iraa has held this position along with CPR.

The proposal that was approved by the COs removes the requirement that the optional PFXO be selected from the four department heads, allowing the option for the position to be a stand alone position. As the Fleet continues to grow, new challenges await us, and the ability to have a separate PFXO allows us to better distribute out workload to see to the day to day operation of the Fleet. Because of this, Admiral S'iraa will be retaining his role as PFXO, but vacating the role of Chief of Public Relations. This change means that we are increasing the membership of the Pegasus Fleet Admiralty from five to six. Because of that, it means that we now have an opening at Chief of Public Relations. And because of THAT, it means that there is another opportunity for one of you to join the PFA!

We are now taking applications for Chief of Public Relations. An ideal candidate for this position is a member of the Fleet with excellent communication skills, and experienced in recruitment and advertising techniques. We are looking for someone with a dedication and passion for promoting Pegasus Fleet and helping us grow by attracting new members. The PFA will begin reviewing applications for this position on Monday, September 16 as well, so interested candidates should submit their application using the link below before that date.

This month’s meeting will be held in the #meeting channel on Discord this Sunday, September 8. It will start at 3:00 pm EDT / 8:00 pm GMT. The meeting is open to all members of Pegasus Fleet and any guests that may be interested in learning more about our community. The next meeting will be on Sunday, October 13.

As always, Live Long and Prosper
Alex


Application for Task Force Commanding Officer
Application for Chief of Public Relations

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Post of the Month Award
July's Post of the Month goes to:

"An Exec and a Scientist..." by Lieutenant Alexis Aenera & Lieutenant Commander Ichiko Gail (USS Astraea)

For the August Post of the Month, follow the link below, check out the nominated posts by clicking "[READ HERE]" next to each nominee, and vote for your favorite.

Voting will close on Friday, October 11, so be sure to make your voice heard. Commanding Officers, be sure to remind your crews so that we don't miss anyone.

Cast Your Vote Now!

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Featured Wiki Article: Dalacari
Featured Forum Thread: Recruitment Hub
For recruitment questions, contact Rear Admiral S’iraa

Admiral Emily Quinn
Commanding Officer
Eleventh "Pegasus" Fleet


» USS Astraea -- NCC 80819 -- Commanding Officers Report -- August 2019

Posted on Sun Sep 1st, 2019 @ 4:24pm by Commander Abigail Laurens in Sim Announcement



Crew Information:



New Crew Since Last Report:

Lieutenant Junior Grade Aram Tovas
1st Lieutenant S\'tal
Lieutenant Mica Rue

Crew Removed Since Last Report:
None

Crew Promotions/Demotions Since Last Report:
None



Simm Information:



Current Mission Title:
War & Peacekeeping

Mission Description:
The USS Astraea has been tasked with delivering the Political delegates from Trion 8 from Starbase 357 to their home colony on Trion 8. Travelling in conjunction with the USS Zendaya, who is carrying the Trion Isurgents, hell bent on destruction of the entire Trion Governmental System.

3 days into the journey the USS Zendaya suffers a catastrophic systems failure which renders the entire vessel out of service pending major repairs. The Astraea is ordered to rendezvous with the Zendaya to collect the remaining Trion delegates and return them all to their home.

Can the Astraea get all the Trion colonists back to their homes without civil war breaking out on the ship?


Total Number of In-Character Posts This Month:
110 (one hundred and ten)



Ship/Website Awards and Awards Given Crew:



Post of the Month:
A Mercy Posting -- Lieutenant Aleksander Voroshilov & Commander Abigail Laurens
http://astraea.microbrewgames.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/18

CO's Merit Award:
Lieutenant Bertram \'Bert\' Engels Jr

Awarded to Lieutenant Bert Engels for continued quiet dedication to his position, for always being willing to work with anyone on the ship and for always making his posts enjoyable, both for the players involved and the players reading along

XO's Merit Award
Master Chief Petty Officer Hans-Peter König
Far too often, various characters on a ship are somewhat complacent to the transgressions of others for the sake of just
advancing the plot and turn a blind eye to the weirdness of other characters. NOT THIS GUY! MCPO Konig is a beast in regards to
regulations and he is not to be tested or trifled with. Well done.

Exemplary Service Award
Lieutenant Aleksander Voroshilov
Outstanding Performance with a total of 21 posts for the month of July.

Crews Choice Award
Lieutenant William Rogers
For always being friendly and great to write with!




Post of the Month submission:
One out of every hundred men -- Lieutenant Aleksander Voroshilov & Master Chief Petty Officer Hans-Peter König
http://astraea.microbrewgames.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/135



Sim Status, Updates and Additional Comments:



Mission Updates for August:

July found Astraea in full swing of the current mission. With both the official Trion government delegates aboard as well as an assembly of members from the TLF (Trion Liberation Front) tempers and tensions have been high aboard the ship, resulting in a bar fight breaking out with several members of the Astraea caught in the middle.

When the security advisor for the Trion Government is found dead (presumably murdered) in his quarters aboard the ship,
blame is almost immediately directed toward the TLF, but were they really responsible for this violent act?

The discovery of a second body, this time a member of the TLF leaves the impression of an act of retaliation.

Can the crew of the Astraea get to the bottom of this before full scale war breaks out aboard the ship?

With less than two days of travel time remaining before they reach Trion, will the crew of the Astraea find out what really
happened?

Even if they do get the answers they need, is there anything the Astraea can do without damaging the Federations reputation?

Stay tuned next month to find out!





Other Sim Updates:

At the end of July, we made a command decision to change the requirements for the CO’s Merit and XO’s Merit awards.

The CO’s Merit Award is now described as follows:
This commendation recognizes a silent achiever who has maintained significant contributions to the story, without necessarily contributing an excess of posts. Quality, over quantity

The XO’s Merit Award is now described as follows:
"She's an alien from another arm of the galaxy. Bitch do what she want."

A full list of all awards able to be presented on USS Astraea and their relevant descriptions and images are available here:
http://astraea.microbrewgames.net/index.php/sim/awards


» Pegasus Fleet -- Special Announcement -- New Academy Commandant

Posted on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 @ 11:17am by Commander Abigail Laurens in General News

Special Announcement

New Academy Commandant


Hi everyone!

Today I am excited to announce that we have a new Academy Commandant. Please welcome to the PFA Rear Admiral Niamh Devane, or as most of you probably know her, Amethyst! Amethyst brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, as well as a detailed plan for how the Fleet can better serve our commanding officers and members through the Pegasus Fleet Academy. She has previously served the Fleet as an Academy instructor and the TF56 Commanding Officer, which she will continue to hold in the interim. Amethyst also commands the USS Astraea.

Congratulations, Admiral, and welcome to the team. We’re looking forward to working with you and seeing where your leadership takes the Academy!

Alex

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Admiral Emily Quinn

Pegasus Fleet Commanding Officer
pfco_at_pegasusfleet_dot_net


Latest Mission Posts

» A meeting over mastication

Mission: If You Like Pina Coladas
Posted on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 @ 10:00pm by Lieutenant Mica Rue & Commander Abigail Laurens

Mica slid into the booth at the restaurant, smiling at the waitress as she approached the table.

"An ice water and whatever your special is."

Abigail glanced around the restaurant as she walked in, recognizing Mica from the pictures in her profile. Walking across, she slid into the booth across…


» Things that go bump in the night

Mission: Sounds of Silence
Posted on Sat Oct 19th, 2019 @ 3:49pm by Lieutenant JG Shaille Levine & Warrant Officer Koh Ottasu

Shaille stirred uncomfortably, a soft groan of pain escaping as she turned into Koh, the warmth of his furred body offering a sense of comfort, until the pain returned. Quietly she slid out of the bed, trying not to disturb his rest as she padded softly across the room, walking…


» And so the silence begins

Mission: Sounds of Silence
Posted on Sat Oct 19th, 2019 @ 3:48pm by Commander Abigail Laurens & Lieutenant Calvin Morgan & Ensign Jaimie Nolan

It had been barely 24 hours since they had left Meria, and Abigail was feeling every single moment of it. So much for Meria leaving her feeling refreshed and relaxed. Between the lack of sleep and the constant pain that seemed to be getting worse with each passing hour, the…


» Under The Weather

Mission: Sounds of Silence
Posted on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 @ 10:47pm by Lieutenant Alexis Aenera

The morning had started off horribly, Alexis had woken up with a headache that threatened to split her head open vertically from the spine and up. A handful of minutes after she woke up, she'd decided that she would use her departmental head prerogative and not go into the offices…


» (Backlog) Meeting the local Spook

Mission: Sounds of Silence
Posted on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 @ 12:12pm by Captain Amanda Foxwell

Amanda decided it was time to meet the ships head spook. She walked out into the intelligence hub onboard the Astraea and looked around. The place was a hive of activity, with multiple different tasks being completed at the same time. She looked around, trying to work out who was…


Latest Personal Logs

» Illogical Contingency

Posted on Sun Aug 25th, 2019 @ 8:44am by 1st Lieutenant S´tal

For most of his species, off-duty time was spent in deep meditation, reinforcing the mental barriers that repressed emotions and reflecting on the nature of logic in the greater universe. Such was not the case for 1Lt S´tal as he found clarity in the calculated movements of his hands and…


» Homecoming

Posted on Fri Aug 23rd, 2019 @ 1:35pm by Lieutenant Aleksander Voroshilov

ON: 5 months, 3 Days before Aleksi is set free

Aleksi brushed his uniform off, something he hadn’t worn in over a year. It was flawless and clean, two gleaming gold pips studding his collar. He rarely enjoyed wearing the wetsuit but this day was different, his team had stopped…