USS Orion

Welcome to the USS Orion!

The USS Orion is a Galaxy-Class starship which proudly serves during the year 2395. We are assigned to the area of Federation space near the Federation/Romulan border. Her mission is to bridge relations with several Romulan factions, promote peace through Federation strength and investigate an unexplored border region.

We are a 13+ rated sim set in the prime Star Trek universe. We are a sim that tries to stay true to what The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine brought to our TV screens. We are a character-driven simulation that focuses on the personal stories and bonds between us.

Task Force 72 Silver Unit of Merit (March 2018).
Task Force 72 Silver Unit of Merit (August 2018).

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Latest News Items

» September Honorable Post Mention

Posted on Mon Oct 1st, 2018 @ 8:20am by Commander Logan Barrett in General News

September Honorable Post Mention:
"Security Precautions"

Congratulations on this awesome post which has some really great dialogue between security and intelligence!

"Correct, an absence of evidence doesn't disprove a theory, ensign, but it isn't confirmation of a theory either. Without proof, all we have are theories; And Starfleet Intelligence doesn't make it's recommendations based on hunches or guesswork..." - Ensign Tiberius Augusta

Lieutenant Junior Grade Ozanna Isuri
Chief Security/Tactical Officer, USS Orion

Ensign Tiberius Augusta
Intelligence Officer, USS Orion

Commander Logan Barrett
Commanding Officer, USS Orion

» Task Force 72 Silver Unit of Merit

Posted on Wed Sep 12th, 2018 @ 1:48pm by Commander Logan Barrett in General News

I couldn't ask for a better crew to venture out into the unknown of the galaxy with. All of you have shown great dedication to this sim and writing awesome posts each other. The proof is in the pudding. The USS Orion has been awarded the Obsidian Fleet Task Force 72 Silver Unit of Merit for August! Excerpt follows:

It is my privilege to award the Silver UoM this month to the USS Orion. Great job and a hearty congrats to the Commanding Officer and all his crew; well done!!

“It was a difficult decision this month as many in 72-B have shown dramatic improvement in their ships as a whole. But as there can be only one winner, and the USS Orion showed themselves to be more than worthy of an award. They have a great sense of teamwork, they work well together and seem to be supporting each other to get involved in the storyline.” -Captain Rueben Gregnol

-Commodore Neil Harrington, TFXO Task Force 72


Commander Logan Barrett
Commanding Officer, USS Orion

» August 2018 Monthy Sim Report

Posted on Mon Aug 27th, 2018 @ 2:15pm by Commander Logan Barrett in General News

Special Message

The USS Orion has reached six months of active simming! It just seems like yesterday when I decided to take the center chair and share stories with other Star Trek writers. It has been an amazing experience so far. I really enjoy creating a space for writers to collaborate and develop their own characters. Learning to run my own sim has been a big learning experience. I value it every day. I'm lucky to have the best crew in the fleet. All of you bring unique perspectives that all add up to a great ship! I look forward to writing more awesome adventures with all of you!

Sim Updates

The Orion website has undergone minor cleanup. The main page side bar links have been tidied up to remove irrelevant or useless links and the sister ships page has been revised and updated.

Crew Updates

There are no crew changes to report at this time. The position of Chief Counselor is open, as well as assistant chief medical officer. Sciences is open for specialties at this time.

Story Elements

The Orion continues to struggle to regain warp power to escape the surrounding region of space that is causing hallucinations. It's a race against time.

August Honorable Post Mention:

"Keep Your Friends Close"

Lieutenant T'Sai
Chief Intelligence Officer, USS Orion

Ensign Tiberius Augusta
Intelligence Officer, USS Orion

Colonel Loval
Tal Shiar Commander, Romulan Star Empire

Excellent post in which the Orion intelligence officers discuss the key Tal Shiar contact and then speak with him over subspace.

Commander Logan Barrett
Commanding Officer, USS Orion

» June 2018 Monthly Sim Report

Posted on Sat Jun 30th, 2018 @ 11:01pm by Commander Logan Barrett in General News

Sim Updates

We are still running a default skin for the ship website due to GDPR complications but plan on addressing those problems soon. Meanwhile, all site links and pages are functioning normally.

Crew Updates

We are pleased to announce that we have a new member of the crew, Ensign Tiberius Augusta, who has joined our Intelligence department and will assist Lt. T'Sai keeping tabs on the Romulans.

Story Elements

The USS Orion is currently investigating the cause of our warp systems failure as we sit in a region of space known as the Grivoran Sector. Things have taken a disturbing turn as the crew begin to hallucinate and question their own sanity. Whether engineering can save the ship in time is up for debate as reality begins to melt away.

Other Information

The USS Orion has been transferred from TF72-C to TF72-B in the restructuring effort. We look forward to getting to know the other Black Raven crews.

I would like to point out that even though posting counts don't matter in this report, I would like to commend the crew of the Orion for posting respectable numbers despite a slower mission. Each post definitely carries more weight to the story. Quality over quantity isn't lost on this CO and that is absolutely reflected here.

Commander Logan Barrett
Commanding Officer, USS Orion

» Response to Obsidian Fleet GDPR Mandate

Posted on Fri Jun 8th, 2018 @ 7:10am by Commander Logan Barrett in General News

On May 25th, 2018, the EU legislation known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. While the need to comply is understandable for EU citizens, business and organizations the USS Orion is hosted on a U.S. domain with a U.S. server. The United States doesn’t impose laws on any other country. Any agreements between countries should be ratified by their respective governments. No country has the right to impose unilateral regulations on another.

As a CO within Obsidian Fleet an agreement was made creating the obligation to abide by the fleet constitution, rules and regulations. However, in this instance, compliance with a law from another country that hasn’t been recognized by the United States and is being forced upon the USS Orion. This is a real-world issue that goes above simple compliance. Rigidity and failure to address different points of view in a civil way is a detriment to the Fleet and very concerning. It is known that heated opinions on both sides of the issue led to anger. Civil discourse is the key to any fleet. Shutting down the conversation is wrong. Attacking others for their opinion is wrong.

In conclusion, despite the dissent held, the USS Orion will extend the new internet privacy protections to all my players, not just EU members. More internet transparency and protections for everyone is a move in the correct direction but NOT at the cost of real life sovereignty.

Commander Logan Barrett
Commanding Officer, USS Orion

Latest Mission Posts

» Gathering data

Mission: Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness
Posted on Thu Feb 14th, 2019 @ 3:22am by Lieutenant Daynah Ral & Lieutenant Varina Hightower

"Lieutenant! Wait!" But it was too late. Dr. Varina Hightower watched as Lt. Isuri disappeared from the infirmary, unable to convince her to stay so they could ask questions. She shook her head and turned back to the counter where they had been observing the hallucinations. "So much for a…

» Breakthrough

Mission: Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness
Posted on Sun Jan 13th, 2019 @ 2:51pm by Sub Lieutenant Vriha t'Ehhelih

Vriha rubbed her eyes and sighed. She had promised Nokomis regular reports on progress, and so far each one had been little more a detailed list of possible causes that had eliminated. It looked like the next one might be as well. The Docotr's last report had indicated that the…

» Hunger Pains

Mission: Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness
Posted on Thu Nov 29th, 2018 @ 2:20pm by Lieutenant JG Ozanna Isuri & Lieutenant Varina Hightower & Lieutenant Daynah Ral

The building was covered in banners and tapestries marked with calligraphic forms of Betazoid holy symbols. The banners were moving as if alive, animated from within, like ocean vegetation. The symbols pulsed and rearranged themselves back and forth in nonsensical patterns, repeating phrases like:

"Mothers divine compendium of souls…

» Unscheduled Science

Mission: Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness
Posted on Mon Nov 12th, 2018 @ 8:54pm by Sub Lieutenant Vriha t'Ehhelih & Lieutenant Commander Nokomis Diza

Vriha paused just outside the door sensor's range, torn between the strong sense that she was being followed, observed, and the Galae-instilled dread of approaching a senior officer uninvited - especially with a request to be exempted from security rules. How would the XO received her request? Would she listen,…

» Keep Your Friends Close, Part 2

Mission: Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness
Posted on Wed Oct 10th, 2018 @ 3:48pm by Ensign Tiberius Augusta & Commander Logan Barrett

Barrett was in his ready room going over the latest reports from engineering. They looked like they were getting ready to try some experiments in an effort to free the ship. He was hoping that something would work soon. This whole detour from their original mission was weighing on him.…