Welcome to the USS Orion!

The USS Orion is a Galaxy-Class starship which proudly serves in Obsidian Fleet's Task Force 72-C 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).

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us or to join us on Discord.

Latest News Items

» June 2018 Monthly Sim Report

Posted on Sun Jul 1st, 2018 @ 3:01am 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 @ 11:10am 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

» May Monthly Report

Posted on Sat Jun 2nd, 2018 @ 9:59am by Commander Logan Barrett in General News

Sim Updates
The website skin has been changed due to complications from the GDPRLMNOPQRS update to Nova.

Crew Updates
We still have a very decent crew size with most key positions filled. However, we can always use a counselor and most departments could use an assistant chief.

Story Elements
We wrapped up our starting introductions. Many posts were made by our Romulan crew and reading about their characters and culture is fascinating! We are now launching Mission 1: "Unscheduled Madness".

» April Monthly Sim Report

Posted on Fri May 4th, 2018 @ 3:24pm by Commander Logan Barrett in General News

The following is the monthly sim report for April 2018. We had some great new officers join just in time for Mission One!

Sim Updates
Several NPCs have been added this month on the Romulan side of our sim. The objective is to create a living, breathing environment of Romulans with their own agendas and schemes for the crew to experience.

Crew Updates
This month the USS Orion added one Starfleet officer and two unique Romulan exchange officers:

Chief Engineer Lt. Delothian Miazami
Operations Lieutenant Eilaea t'Keirianh
Science officer Sub-Lieutenant Vriha t'Ehhelih

We are extremely excited to welcome them all aboard and look forward to learning about their stories!

Currently we have two major positions open:

Chief Science Officer and Chief Counselor.

We also are open to many assistant chief and junior officer positions.

Story Elements
Currently we are ending Mission 0: Leaving the Blue Marble with the additional Romulan officers. Their stories of being posted to the Orion have proven quite interesting in that they probably would not have volunteered for such an assignment.

On May 5th we will be initiating Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness which takes place as the Orion departs Earth for the Romulan border.

» Task Force 72 Award!

Posted on Mon Apr 9th, 2018 @ 1:39pm by Commander Logan Barrett in General News

The USS Orion, despite still awaiting official launch from OF Command, has received the March Silver Unit of Merit Award for TF72! I credit this entirely on the amazing crew I have assembled here. This is a result of your hard work and passion. I couldn't be more proud and happy to be your captain. And the best part is that this is just the beginning...

Below is the nomination by Captain David Lamar, 72C TGCO:

“For this month’s UoM, I would like to nominate the Orion. Logan has really pulled together a great crew and their activity has been astounding. He has really taken advantage of his space and created smaller, self-contained story drivers in his sim. They are rolling along posting not only a high number of JPs, but they have maintained excellent quality. I can’t think of a sim more deserving of a UoM and a bit of the spotlight than the Orion. Oh, and this is all before graduating from Command Academy, leading to me creating an exception to my regular rule of not nominating sims that are yet to be unshackled.”
~ Captain Lamar David

Latest Mission Posts

» Living History

Mission: Side Posts
Posted on Tue Aug 14th, 2018 @ 1:38pm by Jaeih t'Leikha & Vaebn tr'Sathe

To be the head of a noble house or a member of the Romulan Senate was to weild a significant amount of power within the Star Empire. To be both was even moreso. Ironically, however, it was within those hallowed halls of state that these powers were perhaps most limited…

» Hip and Pip: Part 2

Mission: Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness
Posted on Mon Aug 13th, 2018 @ 4:32pm by Lieutenant JG Asher Davis & Lieutenant Eilaea t'Keirianh & Lieutenant Delothian Miazami & Lieutenant T'Sai & Lieutenant JG Ozanna Isuri & Lieutenant JG Bethany O'Malley & Lieutenant JG Vriha t'Ehhelih & Ensign Tiberius Augusta

Bethany decided some fun was in order, she received an invitation for a party in ten forward and decided she should go. Her hair was pulled up loosely into a messy bun with tendrils curling framing her face. She wore a scarlet colored dress that was fitted at the top…

» Warp Power Now

Mission: Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness
Posted on Mon Aug 13th, 2018 @ 4:27pm by Lieutenant Commander Nokomis Diza & Lieutenant Delothian Miazami & Lieutenant JG Bethany O'Malley

Bethany stepped into engineering a while after reporting in to the Capt. Things were a bit chaotic, the warp core appeared to be off line. She searched for Lt. Miazami.

Delothian cursed in El-Aurian and slammed a panel shut before walking out on to the main floor of the deck…

» Down The Rabbit Hole - Part 1

Mission: Mission 1: Unscheduled Madness
Posted on Fri Aug 10th, 2018 @ 1:40pm by Lieutenant JG Vriha t'Ehhelih & Lieutenant Eilaea t'Keirianh

Eilaea had been thoroughly unsurprised to discover that whomever was stalking them had managed to once again infiltrate their quarters. They were clearly skilled, and possessing of appropriate technology; once again they showed up as nothing more than a minor disruption on her equipment. She considered the possibility of setting…

» Breakfast Plans

Mission: Side Posts
Posted on Fri Aug 10th, 2018 @ 10:08am by Lieutenant JG Asher Davis & Lieutenant T'Sai

Asher arrived early, that way he could pick where they sat. He had a slight grin on his face and only felt slightly sorry that T'Sai had ever said yes to him sharing her table in the first place. He found one that wasn't in the center of the room…