Threats linger around every corner…

Over a decade after the most devastating attack on Federation soil since the Dominion War, Starfleet has changed. Gone are the care free days of scientific exploration and diplomatic overtures. Instead, the Federation has sealed its borders and limits contact with those beyond them, its mighty fleet aggressively protects vast swathes of territory from threats both internal and external. With a focus on developing Starfleet into a stronger military presence, technological advancements have significantly enhanced the operational capacity of vessels that are long past their usual hull life. Among those to get a new lease on life, the Sovereign-class USS Nogura.

Once believed lost with all hands far beyond Federation space, the Nogura eventually found its way back into Federation hands and was returned to Deep Space 5 where she now undergoes a massive refit to bring her up to modern specifications. On the eve of her relaunch, one of her former commanding officers takes the helm once again for a dangerous mission to explore an area of space known as the Maelstrom in search of clues as to Nogura's past.

Located deep in the Alpha Quadrant the Maelstrom is a realm of danger and intrigue on the edge of Federation, Breen, and Cardassian Space. Most of the region seems designed to kill the novice explorer. Stars emit triple the amount of radiation as elsewhere in the galaxy, subspace rifts threaten to rip space apart at the seams, and quantum destabilizations can tear the timeline to pieces. When the threat of the Romulan Supernova emerged in the 2380s, the Federation withdrew Starfleet forces and left the worlds of the Maelstrom to fend for themselves. Now, the Maelstrom holds all the clues as to the fate of the Nogura's former crew, and it is up to her new custodians to solve the puzzle.

Latest Mission Posts

» Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Mission: Episode 2: The Cruel Hand of Fate
Posted on Thursday June 3rd, 2021 @ 3:20pm by Lieutenant JG Chance Taylor-Matthews

Chance sat alone on the shuttle that was taking him to his name home. He sat there and looked at the pictures that his former ship family. the USS Apollo. where he served and almost died with for the past 6 years had sent him, he came across a picture…

» Lizard Climb

Mission: Episode 2: The Cruel Hand of Fate
Posted on Monday May 31st, 2021 @ 11:59pm by Ensign Zettval & Ensign Ekal Dreisor

Ekal had almost wanted to postpone. After the mess of entering the Maelstrom last night, she didn't feel like doing much but sleeping in her nice warm room on her nice firm matress and composing a few verses about the sprouting rulot in her quarters, maybe filing her claws, but…

» Lizards Meet

Mission: Episode 1: The Maelstrom Awaits
Posted on Friday May 21st, 2021 @ 6:25pm by Ensign Zettval & Ensign Ekal Dreisor

After the disaster of this morning, Ekal was hoping for a quiet lunch, maybe getting another good look at the crew who had come aboard, but apparently everyone decided to eat at once. After her turn at the replicator, she turned to a crowded room and quickly eliminated seats based…

» Entering the Maelstrom

Mission: Episode 2: The Cruel Hand of Fate
Posted on Wednesday May 19th, 2021 @ 8:29pm by Captain Nilani Azulas & Lieutenant Commander Deila Fargold & Lieutenant Caspar Matero 'CJ' & Lieutenant Anjohl Gaden & Lieutenant JG Dadora Jecia & Ensign Ekal Dreisor & Lieutenant Javorian Travis & Lieutenant JG Noli Auru

In the darkness of space, dozens of lightyears from anything or anyone, one could be forgiven for believing that storm clouds had gathered. The black heavens of space, magnificent on any given day, were made all the more enchanting by the plasma storms irradiating the nebula clouds and particle pockets…

» Impolite Introductions

Mission: Episode 1: The Maelstrom Awaits
Posted on Tuesday May 11th, 2021 @ 12:04am by Ensign Ekal Dreisor & Ensign Klas Doplahr

Ekal liked to wake up early the first day anyone new was joining the crew, partially to see how early they woke up and partially to avoid them for a few more hours. She didn't have shift for a while longer so she could take her time scoping them out.…

Latest Personal Logs

» Fly-bys

Posted on Monday March 22nd, 2021 @ 7:28pm by Ensign Ekal Dreisor

Episode 1, Mission Day 13, 2340

We stopped by Deep Space Twelve today. As we came up, the Sixth Fleet blew past us, heading out from the station. Due to their reticence, our captain and executive officer are on the edge of a blade. I'm sure we will learn what…

» Tomorrow is Another Day

Posted on Saturday January 16th, 2021 @ 8:26pm by Lieutenant Commander Deila Fargold

"Chief Strategic Operations Officer's personal log, entry 1."

"I suppose there's not ever an easy way to adjust to a new assignment, but I can say with certainty that moving from the Panama was the hardest changes of assignment I've been through. Six years is a long time to form…

» Chief Science Officer's Log #1

Posted on Monday January 4th, 2021 @ 1:01pm by Commander T'Pasek

Chief Science Officer's Log, Stardate 76008.861

As I assume the responsibility as head of the Nogura's Science Division, I find the complement of officers and enlisted assigned to me to be a diverse group. As an adherent and advocate of Kol-Ut-Shan, I cannot help but approve of this complex mixture…