Welcome to the USS Lionheart, a Star Trek sim taking place in the year 2382. The Romulans have taken their first hesitant steps towards peace with the other great powers of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. The Klingon Empire is stable. Cardassia continues its long, slow march towards post war reconstruction and The Borg have not been heard from since Voyager's return. All seems at peace.
And sadly that is when peace is at its most fragile...
Latest News Items
Posted on Sat May 7th, 2022 @ 9:59pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer in General News
I have decided to drop Jenn/Mell'a from the game. They have had weeks to post and they have not. I am aware they are having some personal issues but I am aware they are able to get online and have chosen not to contribute. I offered the option of them telling me their character's actions and I would post on their behalf and they have through their silence decided not to take advantage of that. I will be advertising for a new Science Officer today, in the mean time Mell'a will become an NPC until the replacement is available.
Posted on Thu Feb 10th, 2022 @ 4:36pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer in General News
So I am looking at the status of the current thread and I am under the impression the five players involved in the conference room thread have zero idea how to react. I thought I might need to explain my thought processes here.
I have been involved in a lot of games over the past twenty two years and I've noticed a trend in a lot of games. You come on board the ship and report to the captain in their ready room. You go to Sickbay to get a physical as an excuse to talk to the doctor. There's the obligatory conference room mission briefing. Honestly I'm not a fan of that. I like to shake things up a bit. Maybe I shook things up a little too much this time out.
The riddle is a test. If you haven't figured that out that was my intention. The captain wants to see if people can solve it, or if they are going to try and find a way around it. And yes, there are ways around it. But if the PCs decide to just sit there silently and do absolutely nothing that tells the captain something too, namely that her staff becomes utterly paralyzed when confronted with something unexpected. And if that happens then I'll have to make a major course correction where Hadenbeer will have to assume the staff isn't prepared to undertake a dangerous mission that will require problem solving.
Anyway, that's where we stand.
Posted on Sat Dec 18th, 2021 @ 5:33am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer in General News
So while we're still going to use the Discord server I feel it might be more useful to talk to people live rather than post announcements. Some people don't seem to be using it much and I'm not sure how often they come on Discord, and I don't want to make people feel like they absolutely have to log on once a day or something. So I will probably be making news item posts through the Nova site more often than not.
First, we have another new player, John. John is another one of those guys I've gamed with before, we go back a long way and I'm happy to be able to play with him again.
Second, I'm going to try and get more Tour items up on the web site. Speaking of the web site, have you guys checked out the game's soundtrack in the Wiki section? I've definitely gone for an 80s vibe there.
That's about it for now. I know I have a joint post or two to catch up on, I'll be doing that this weekend.
Posted on Sun Dec 12th, 2021 @ 3:14pm by Captain Devin Hadenbeer in General News
The player running Stenn has decided the sim was not for them. What I had in mind was his character running an investigation regarding the ship's practical joker and we could not come to an agreement about it. They wanted to know the nature of the practical joker beforehand, I wanted it to remain a mystery that should be uncovered through an investigation.
Just so we are clear, I am not going to divulge every aspect of the game; there are going to be mysteries that need to be solved. I have an excellent idea where the game is going and that destination can be affected by player actions. But I'm not going to give up entire plot points like that.
Anyway, that player seems to be a nice person and the split was amicable. We will move on.
Latest Mission Posts
Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Mon Jun 20th, 2022 @ 11:21am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Commander Junix Qetzal & Lieutenant Commander Dorian Sheppard & Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant Klarth & Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald
OOC: I have no idea how half the PCs got unselected for this joint post. :/
Lionheart's Runabout approached the Kwango. It was dark and unresponsive. Also what was noticed right away that an emergency hatch had been dislodged near the rear. The three life signs were forward in…
Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Sat Jun 4th, 2022 @ 3:40am by Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald & Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Commander Junix Qetzal & Lieutenant Commander Dorian Sheppard & Lieutenant Commander Ull Arkyn & Lieutenant Klarth
Toelau kept Lionheart at warp seven until the phaser arrays were recharged, then Hadenbeer ordered warp nine immediately after that. She had not kept her seat long and spent the time between now and the arrival at the site of the skirmish slowly pacing about the bridge as was her…
Ull sat at his desk reviewing the information he had discovered about the crate that had infected Alia. He made a call to the storage facility on Mars. "This is Commander Arkyn, on USS Lionheart. You have six crates stored by Ambassador T'Pel. I need them placed in permanent quarantine.…
The B'rel class bird of prey had been a mainstay in the Klingon fleet for decades and although it was being phased out in favor of the likes of the Vor'cha vessels enough had been constructed that they were a common sight all along Federation and Romulan borders.
Mission: Into The Void
Posted on Mon May 16th, 2022 @ 1:29am by Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald & Captain Devin Hadenbeer & Commander Junix Qetzal & Lieutenant Commander Dorian Sheppard & Lieutenant Commander Ull Arkyn & Lieutenant Commander R'elle & Lieutenant Klarth & Lieutenant Mell 'Una
Devin had asked the engineers at the station to do something about her bridge chair. It was supposed to be designed for maximum comfort but no matter how many times it was tweaked Hadenbeer simply could find any way to be comfortable in it.
She was beginning to think it…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Mon Feb 7th, 2022 @ 4:53pm by Lieutenant Commander Dorian Sheppard
“Again,” Sheppard orders from within the secondary refractor panel crawlspace and Ensign Collins triggers the charge inclimiter.
“Nothing, sir,” the Ensign relays, and Chief Engineer Sheppard scowls, lying on his back in the crawlspace amid a jumble of multicolored wires with his feet sticking out in to the corridor.
Posted on Sat Jan 22nd, 2022 @ 1:57am by Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald
Cadet cruises took students all over alpha quadrant, broadening the Academy experience with real experience. No two were quite alike and the needs of the students were balanced with the those of Starfleet... and that of the requesting organizations.
Alia sat with Ryan and a cadet she didn't know, a…
Posted on Sun Jan 16th, 2022 @ 5:43am by Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald
Alia Year 3 - Singing
[[I make several assumptions here though I believe ones based on what we've seen in the series(es). Though simulated experiences are easy (I'm quite sure they had holo-shows/recordings long before they had interactive holodecks.) REAL performances are still of keen interest. Especially on TNG, we've…
Posted on Sat Jan 8th, 2022 @ 2:19am by Lieutenant JG Alia Fitzgerald
This was Alia's first birthday without her sisters and she felt their absence keenly. Last year, they had still been gathered on Earth but now all had gone their own ways. They (and their more recently acquired relatives) had sent gifts which were lined neatly on her desk. Patty and…
Posted on Thu Dec 30th, 2021 @ 6:12am by Captain Devin Hadenbeer
Devin found Marta in the lounge, sipping tea and reading a PADD. She glanced up when Devin was yards away and said with a smile, “Goodness, your mood is so ebullient you could float an island!”
Devin grinned and when she reached the table held out a PADD…