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.



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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.




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Latest News Items

» Changes

Posted on Wed Mar 6th, 2019 @ 9:50am by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan in Sim Announcement

Hey Guys,

There's been a few changes in the last couple of days, that I want you all to be aware of.

Firstly, I need to announce the sudden departure of our Acting Executive Officer, Lt. T'Shan. His reasons for leaving are his own, and we wish him well in his future endeavours.

With this departure, I am also delighted to report that we have our former Executive Officer returning with a new character! Please welcome aboard LtCmdr. Tommy Davenport, who'll be stepping in straight away. Tommy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, having helped form this SIM back at the beginning, and is more than willing to help all of you with many Joint Logs!

With regards to the plot - I'm aware that it has dragged on waaaay too long, and is basically DOA at this point. I will be ending it with a bit of a time-jump, so as to get everyone settled back into ship-life, and to allow our newer members a chance to get in on a plot from the ground floor.

Hopefully, you've all had a chance to speak with LtJG. Ashan, our new CMO, but if you haven't - make sure you get a medical!

Lets get things back on track after our bad run of late!

Kerry
CO


» 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!


Latest Mission Posts

» Facing the Strange

Mission: Change: The Inevitability of Dangerous Opportunities
Posted on Wed Mar 13th, 2019 @ 8:22am by Lieutenant Commander Tommy Davenport

Tommy was riding high on his new promotion.

Tommy Davenport, Executive Officer...

Great responsibility follows inseparably from great power. With great power comes great responsibility. And three weeks leave.

Of course, he was going to take advantage of it. Because of his father’s insatiable greed and placing too much focus…


» Vacation time!

Mission: Change: The Inevitability of Dangerous Opportunities
Posted on Wed Mar 13th, 2019 @ 1:30am by Ensign Breana Rathburn & Zoey Garcia

The warmth of the rising sun beat down upon her as she sat bareback upon the stallion of her's. Warm chocolate eyes gazed over the land her parents owned, the land that one day would belong to her brother and her, before resting on the lower east pasture as it…


» Looking up at the Stars

Mission: Change: The Inevitability of Dangerous Opportunities
Posted on Sat Mar 9th, 2019 @ 9:53am by Ensign Day Smith

The trick to stargazing was to find a remote enough place so that the artificial light from civilisation didn't interfere with the lights from distant orbs of superheated gas sending their light into the black of space thousands if not millions of years ago. Find a quiet and dark enough…


» The Inevitability of Dangerous Opportunities

Mission: Change: The Inevitability of Dangerous Opportunities
Posted on Fri Mar 8th, 2019 @ 8:51am by Vice Admiral Charles Vernon & Lieutenant Commander Tommy Davenport

Tommy looked up at the dull grey ceiling of the shuttle that seemed to be traveling at Warp 2. Whoever’s docking must be new, he thought to himself. He wasn’t exactly the most patient person in the world, but he was especially anxious to get this thing landed. Uncle Chuck…


» The Shaping of Things to Come

Mission: Change: The Inevitability of Dangerous Opportunities
Posted on Thu Mar 7th, 2019 @ 4:18pm by Commander Alexia Hunter-Nolan & Abigail "Abi" Hunter-Nolan PhD, MSc, BSc

It had been an eventful six months, to say the least, and the crew were on their way back to Starbase One for much needed rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.

The Malorus Belt had proven to be a real test of fire for the crew of the USS Centaurus, and somehow…