Down in the depths of Starfleet Administration, a bright-eyed and optimistic Vice Admiral had an idea. While looking at a list of names of some of the brightest minds enlisted in Starfleet, he noticed a common theme: these officers earned top rankings in their classes but haven’t had the ability to promote to the high-level positions as they should have. Whether it was from old disciplinary actions or the lack of solid interpersonal skills or the inability to obtain the big name connections needed in order to receive the more high-profile assignments, the brilliant officers listed before him had all gotten lost in the cracks.

After pulling some strings, the Admiral secured the mothballed Galaxy-class USS Centaurus of Obsidian Fleet’s Task Force 47-C and began to set in motion his grand experiment.

The goal: give these misfit enlisted men and women the second chance they deserve to achieve grand success in Starfleet and discover what the galaxy has in store for them.

Under the command of Commander Alexia Nolan, the USS Centaurus is tasked with all the odd-job missions that Obisidan Command require of it. From exploration to first contact to colony support to ferrying people around the galaxy, the USS Centaurus is always called when there's work that no one else wants to do.



------------------------








------------------------










------------------------




As famously said by the United States Government: WE WANT YOU!



The USS Centaurus is seeking a crew of open-minded, creative, and fun people to round out our ragtag team of writers and push our storytelling to the next level.

We are open to any and all applicants and characters (within reason) regardless of experience or skill level.




------------------------









Latest News Items

» Sad Departure

Posted on Thu Dec 20th, 2018 @ 6:16pm by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan in Sim Announcement

Hey Everyone,

There's never an easy way to break this kind of news on a SIM, and certainly not before a major holiday.

It is with sincere regret that I must announce the passing of Steve/Remy on November 13th just past. You will all know him as Ensign Remmington (Remy) DuBare, our Cajun Helmsman. I am unsure of the exact cause of death, but those who have spoken to him know he was battling an illness in the weeks leading up to his departure "for a few days" just before the 13th.

He leaves behind a wife and young son, who reached out to inform me of his passing.

I have informed his wife of our collective sympathies and best wishes for the family.

I would advise anyone with an open Joint Log with Remy to close it down at this time. I will be retiring his character into the honour roll of former officers at the end of the weekend.

Alexia Nolan
CO, USS Centaurus


» Site Access Restored

Posted on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 @ 9:19am by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan in Website Update

Hey Guys,

Just to apologise for the site issues we've been experiencing over the last few days.

This isn't the first time we've had this database issue with our current host - x10. In fact, this is the second time we've had a major disruption as a result of their mismanagement of their services.

However, it's virtually impossible to move our current site as-is to a new host without loosing everything we've accumulated thus far. All I can do is hope for no more disruptions.

Please do feel free to start logging again, as we begin our new plot at the end of this week!

We also welcome aboard our new Chief of Operations, Ensign Sara Dawson! Please make her feel welcome!

Regards,

Alexia
CO


» End of Year Award Nominations

Posted on Fri Nov 23rd, 2018 @ 6:47pm by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan in Out of Character

Hey Guys,

Obsidian Fleet has just opened up its nominations for the following categories:

- Commanding Officer of the Year

- Executive Officer of the Year

- Character of the Year

If you're interested in submitting a nomination, please go to the following link and follow the instructions wihtin the article.

https://www.obsidianfleet.net/2018/11/16/nominations-end-of-year/

Regards,

Alexia
CO


» End of Plot

Posted on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 @ 2:37pm by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan in Sim Announcement

All,

Congratulations to all of you for helping us complete our first ever plot!!

I was a bit concerned that I'd alienated you all during the mission, but most of you stepped up and made yourselves part of the story.

Now is time for wrap-up and closure. We're on our way back to Starbase One, where we'll get rid of our naughty colonists who're still alive, and do any necessary repairs. Now is the time for much needed Character Development as well as interaction between yourselves! I'd love to see some JL's between our department heads as they get to know one another. We also need to help our new CSec feel welcome!!

As with the end of a plot, so comes recognition in the form of awards and promotions if applicable. To this end, I'd like to make the following mentions:

The Meritorious Newcomer Award goes to Ens. Remy DuBare, Ens. Day Smith & LtJG. Thomas Richardson for their excellent contributions to a plot they'd basically joined right in the middle of. They not only contributed, but they improved the richness of the plot with their contributions.

The Creativity Award goes to LtCmdr. Jael Steiger for her excellent addition of the 'Russian Renegades' in the rescue of the Centaurus. It was a creative input and added to the tapestry of the characters involved in our little drama.

The Captain's Personal Merit Award goes to Ens. Breanna Rathburn for being a very good sport about being taken full advantage of by our bad-guy, and playing it very well during the bridge takeover. It was nice that you were able to play along with the game, even knowing that it would have negative ramifications with the XO later.

Congratulations to our award winners!


» Centaurus takes the Gold!

Posted on Tue Sep 4th, 2018 @ 5:32pm by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan in Sim Announcement

Hey Guys!

We've had a fantastic first month of operation on Centaurus, and it has been officially recongised by Task Force 47 Command!

For our efforts in our very FIRST month of operation, we've been awarded the GOLD Unit of Merit Award!!

Gold: USS Centaurus: “This ship has hit the ground running. A new CO at the helm. The new Commander has not only recruited enough players to have his ship be operational when released from Shakedown but has also blown though the Academy with flying colors. With all of this, starting a ship and getting through Command Academy the crew of the USS Centaurus also managed a whopping 4.8 posts per person! Great job!!” (Captain Nn’khiy Solius, TGCO, TG47-C)

I couldn't have done any of it without all your hard work and support. Even those of you who haven't done very much in the way of posting yet, have still contributed to our success! Apparently, getting a Gold UoM in your first month of operation doesn't happen every day, so that just goes to prove what I've always believed - we're the very best!!

I want to do a massive shout-out to Jael for bullying all of you into logging with her. She's the coal the powers the engine!

Well Done all of you!! You deserve this!!

Regards,

LtCmdr. Alexia Nolan
Commanding Officer
USS Centaurus


Latest Mission Posts

» Reintroductions

Mission: Colony Support
Posted on Sat Jan 19th, 2019 @ 3:19pm by Lieutenant T'Shan & Ensign Day Smith

T'Shan was unsurprised to learn that Ensign Day was once again in the room they'd first encountered each other, the awkwardness of which had not been forgotten, though there seemed to be some understanding between the two by the end. Now it was more than Security procedure that lead T'Shan…


» A Chance at Redemption

Mission: Colony Support
Posted on Fri Jan 18th, 2019 @ 10:45pm by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan & Ensign Breana Rathburn

With Lieutenant T'Shan's team preparing to depart aboard the Hercules, Alexia now turned her full attention to the problem they'd be facing when the Centaurus arrived at Virgo Colony. The aim was to either deflect or destroy the asteroid quickly, thereby being able to head over to Gemini to support…


» Learning where the Pipes Go

Mission: Colony Support
Posted on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 @ 6:23am by Ensign Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant T'Shan

T'Shan's first stop after changing into her new uniform and briefing the Security Crew was Main Engineering. "Excuse me Ensign, do you have a moment?" She asked the human woman standing by the Master Systems Display.

Bree jumped slightly having been a bit lost in her tired thoughts. Having picked…


» A Problem Shared

Mission: Colony Support
Posted on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 @ 4:02pm by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan & Abigail "Abi" Hunter-Nolan PhD, MSc, BSc

Arriving back at her quarters, Alexia waited for the doors to close behind her, before she slumped back against them. Ever since she’d seen Jael off, she’d been in an incredible funk. The transfer had been so quick, that she’d barely had time to process it. One moment, everything had…


» Unexpected Elevation

Mission: Colony Support
Posted on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 @ 1:59pm by Lieutenant T'Shan & Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan

It had been an absolute hammer blow to Alexia when Jael had come to tell her that she'd been transferred off of Centaurus for another posting. She'd come to rely heavily on Jael's counsel and guidance throughout her time as Commanding Officer, and considered her a good close personal friend…