Threats linger around every corner...

As the first Starfleet vessel constructed in the shipyards of the Gamma Quadrant, the USS Nogura continues the proud traditions and reputations of previous vessels to bear her name. A brand-new ship with the latest technologies and a fearsome reputation to live up to, the Nogura is sure to make her presence felt in the space lanes of the Alpha Quadrant following her transfer to Task Force 72 and the home quadrants. But beyond the traditional heartlands of the Federation, the course of peace never runs smoothly...

Many light-years to the south-west of Sol exists an isolated, desolate region, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by large swathes of Federation, K’Zinti and Talarian territory. A lawless hotbed of activity filled with many worlds and species all lightyears apart, all free to come and go as they please. The area is known by many names, but to Starfleet it is known simply as ‘The Wastelands’.

No fancy fleets have been assigned there in decades, no new installations built in almost a century and only a handful of populated Federation colonies lie on the periphery of Federation space. Starfleet and the Federation have very little reason, and even less desire, to be there - until now. For in the depths of the Wastelands, a large region of space that is sparsely populated by habitable worlds, species, and powers, threats linger around every corner. Enemy agents threaten to dismantle the fragile peace at every opportunity whilst a powerful foe lurks in the shadows, seeking the right opportunity to make their presence felt once again. The people of the Wastelands, isolated and full of resentment towards the rest of the galaxy, do their best to thrive under sometimes perilous conditions. Starfleet has become embroiled in a race against the clock to make inroads into the area before the Alrakis Pact can claim new members. An area once lacking any strategic value has suddenly been thrust into the middle of a bitter feud, but no one can foresee the danger of the whispers in the dark…

Nogura is in its fourth year and is a 16+ Play by Nova Simulation set in the year 2389.

A proud multi-time recipient of the Sim of the Month Award.

Latest Mission Posts

» Dangerous Indictments

Mission: Episode 7: Into The Fire
Posted on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 @ 9:04am by Captain Colby Drayton & Admiral Zachary O'Connell & Lieutenant Commander William Hunt

Lieutenant Commander Katherine Watkins stepped into the main operational centre of Starbase 214 with a hot cup of coffee, creamy and sweet, in hand. This assignment had been dull, and as she approached a year in the role of station XO, routine had begun to set in. She smiled and…

» Command Level Updates

Mission: Episode 7: Into The Fire
Posted on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 @ 8:49pm by Captain Colby Drayton & Commander Tara Neprem & Lieutenant Commander William Hunt

It had only been a few minutes since the Nogura had received the transmission from Captain Utaazi of the Odyssey and the change of orders for his ship, but already the Captain had had his curiosity piqued by what he had read in the Captain's file and that information about…

» Unlikeliest Place To Put An EPS Conduit

Mission: Episode 6: War Crimes
Posted on Fri Apr 5th, 2019 @ 8:17pm by Lieutenant Meibei zh'Khessi & Captain Colby Drayton & Commander Tara Neprem

It had been less than thirty minutes since the Captain had concluded his meeting with Commodore Azulas and the new Strategic Operations Officer, but it was almost thirty minutes that had been well spent as he reviewed the intelligence data given to him by Commander Hunt. In doing so, he…

» Pastures New

Mission: Episode 6: War Crimes
Posted on Sat Mar 30th, 2019 @ 10:32pm by Vice Admiral Mitchell Hanson & Master Chief Petty Officer Andrea Carter

In the last year, the USS Nogura had undergone a great many changes, ranging from the destruction of the previous ship, to the re-commissioning of the brand new USS Endeavour as the newest ship to bare the name Nogura just a short while later, but one constant in recent times…

» The Good Doctor

Mission: Episode 6: War Crimes
Posted on Sat Mar 30th, 2019 @ 2:03pm by Captain Colby Drayton & Lieutenant Marcus Alexander MD

Months had passed since Dr. Marcus Alexander had stepped foot on a Starfleet facility. This leave of absence had been driving him crazy. He had been off duty since the USS Columbus had been lost, and the Starfleet Admiralty had been conducting an investigation. Sabotage of a Galaxy Refit class…

Latest Personal Logs

» Captain's Personal Log, Supplemental (MD146)

Posted on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 @ 7:11pm by Captain Colby Drayton

Computer, begin log entry.

Expectations. Life in Starfleet is full of expectations. The expectation that you know every Federation law and rule inside out; the expectation that you are willing to risk your life for the life of anyone you may come across, even strangers, in an effort to fulfil…

» Captain's Log, Mission Day 146, 1000 Hours

Posted on Sun Mar 10th, 2019 @ 8:48pm by Captain Colby Drayton

To say that the last month or so has been a severe test for this crew is more than a mere understatement. This crew has had to deal with some of the harshest realities that life could throw at them; betrayal, guilt, pain, suffering... and loss. I was once told…