Welcome to the USS Orion!

The USS Orion is a Galaxy-Class starship which proudly serves during the year 2396 as a member of (16th) Zodiac Fleet. 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 16+ age-rated sim set in the canon, post DS9-era of the Star Trek universe, that includes Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. We do not use the new Star Trek movies or Star Trek: Discovery.

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


Latest News Items

» Promotions!

Posted on Fri May 24th, 2019 @ 2:29pm by Captain Logan Barrett in General News

Attention USS Orion crew! This ship wouldn't be the same without all of you. It is important from time to time to let that quality ability reflect in a manner befitting the best crew in Starfleet. For outstanding character development and solid simming prowess, the following players are promoted as follows:

Lieutenant JG Ozanna Isuri to Lieutenant
Lieutenant Eilaea t'Keirianh to Centurion
Sub Lieutenant Vriha t'Ehhelih to Lieutenant
Ensign Tiberius Augusta to Lieutenant junior grade

Please give your fellow officers a hearty congratulations and a round of Aldebaran whiskey in Ten Forward!



Captain Logan Barrett
Commanding Officer, USS Orion


» September Honorable Post Mention

Posted on Mon Oct 1st, 2018 @ 8:20am by Captain 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 Captain 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

Congratulations!

Commander Logan Barrett
Commanding Officer, USS Orion


» August 2018 Monthy Sim Report

Posted on Mon Aug 27th, 2018 @ 2:15pm by Captain 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 Captain 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


Latest Mission Posts

» If I Could Turn Back Time

Mission: Side Posts
Posted on Fri Sep 18th, 2020 @ 10:37am by Lieutenant JG Anastatzia "Statzia" Liski & Lieutenant K'Larn Yaserina & Centurion Eilaea t'Keirianh

Statzia pulled a rag from the back of her waistband and wiped the blue-green sludge from the console's surface. It was hard to tell what it was--Borg blood? Assimilation tubule goop? Brains of whatever assimilated species had met the business end of a bat'leth?

Whatever it was, it was on…


» Doubleheader

Mission: Mission 4: Letting the Hair Down
Posted on Sun Sep 6th, 2020 @ 11:43pm by Lieutenant JG Anastatzia "Statzia" Liski

The horga'hn plunked down onto the bar in front of her, sending ripples through her bright blue beverage.

"You're supposed to have one of these sitting in front of you, Statz," the soft, feminine voice lilted behind her.

Statzia chuckled softly, picking up her drink. "I wasn't exactly trolling for…


» Memorializing

Mission: Mission 4: Letting the Hair Down
Posted on Mon Aug 31st, 2020 @ 9:03pm by Lieutenant Ozanna Isuri

The tattoo parlor was on a quaint street in the resort town of Derbre, a coastal city on Risa. The display window housed things that probably would never be sat touching one another anywhere else. A wooden Buddha with worn gold leafing. A mounted row of Bolian pseudo-technical prints from…


» Searching for a Distraction

Mission: Mission 4: Letting the Hair Down
Posted on Tue Aug 18th, 2020 @ 3:50pm by Ensign Javn Darhk

Javn pulled back the sheer curtain of her bay window letting in the mid day sun. She took in a deep breath of the clear warm Risan air. She knew it wouldn't be long before she began to take the fresh air for granted.

Her room here at the resort…


» Ask Forgiveness Later

Mission: Mission 3: Old Enemies Never Die
Posted on Mon Aug 17th, 2020 @ 10:15am by Captain Logan Barrett & Lieutenant JG Anastatzia "Statzia" Liski

Statzia paused as the turbolift doors opened. Taking a deep breath, she placed her crutches forward and made her way down the ramp. She endeavored not to make eye contact with the officers on the Bridge. Not yet, at least. Once she was given an official duty schedule, she figured…