Welcome to the USS Astraea!

Welcome to the USS Astraea, a proud Pegasus Fleet Sim!






Honor, Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, Class.

The Year is 2394. The Dominion War has ended Voyager has returned home from it's long overdue mission, and Starfleet is at a time where it is looking to the future of exploration and technological advancement, while watching the moves of its former enemies, and being ready for the predators of tomorrow.

The USS Astraea, an Akira Class vessel under the command of Captain Abigail Laurens, is on its way to helping Starfleet achieve its mission. To explore uncharted territories and strange new worlds. Here there are no simple answers... there are no new and amazing borg defying weapon. There are no wonderful transwarp drives to travel anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. NO same tired routine of fighting one borg battle after another, or yet another ship lost in a far off quadrant.

So, what does happen on the USS Astraea?

Well, that's up to you. The USS Astraea is a meeting point for people with creative ideas, yet hold true to the ideals of Star Trek. It is a place not only to write, but to explore strange new people, to seek out new friends, and possibly new civilizations.

Teamwork and fun are the key ideals of being a part of a great simulation. It will be up to you to make this simulation great. You have the power to make things happen!

Recruiting today!


The USS Astraea is a PROUD member sim of Pegasus Fleet, representing Taskforce 56.





Latest News Items

» July Awards

Posted on Sun Jul 26th, 2020 @ 6:36pm by Captain Abigail Laurens in General News

So, First of all, I have to give you all my sincerest apologies.

With everything that has been going on, I completely forgot to send out the award announcements at the beginning of this month.

So, here they are:

Captain's Merit: Lieutenant Commander William Rogers
XO's Carrot: Lieutenant Haru Hernandez
Crew's Choice: Lieutenant Bianca Lee
Exemplary Player: Lieutenant Haru Hernandez
POTM Nomination: Lieutenant Commander Calvin Morgan & Hayter -- http://astraea.pegasusfleet.site/index.php/sim/viewpost/357

We completed the month with a total of 52 posts.

Thank you everyone for your ongoing patience with everything that's been going on. Y'all are awesome and I love you for it! <3


» USS Astraea - 1 Year Anniversary

Posted on Fri Jun 12th, 2020 @ 9:56am by Captain Abigail Laurens in General News

USS Astraea - NCC80819

Supplementary Report

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CO's Report:

12 months ago today, history was made in Pegasus Fleet with the launch of the USS Astraea, NCC 80819. They say the first 6 months will make or break a sim, so to reach 1 year is a milestone to be proud of, a milestone that we have achieved together. On day one we hit the ground running, and in the past 12 months we have not only thrived, we have excelled. We have gone from strength to strength and in doing so, we have not only done ourselves proud, but we have done our Fleet proud as well.

We have shared our love with 24 players.
We have written a total of 740 posts.
We achieved a top post count of 163 posts per month (July 2019)
We were awarded the 2019 Sim Of The Year for Pegasus Fleet.
Our XO, Ichiko Gail, was awarded 2019 Executive Officer Of The Year for Pegasus Fleet.
We celebrated the promotion of Ichiko Gail from Lieutenant Commander to Commander.
We celebrated the promotion of William Rogers from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Commander.
We celebrated the promotion of Calvin Morgan from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Commander.

We have taken every challenge in our stride and we have forged on, and through it all, we have formed a group of Friends that I am proud to claim as my own.

Everything we have achieved, we have done together, and none of it would be possible without our players, past and present and for that, I very humbly thank each and every one of you for being part of our amazing success story.

Congratulations to ALL of you for a phenomenal first year, and here is to many, many more to come!

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XO's Report:

For those who have been with us since the beginning, we hope to see you all through to the end. From the first tag to the next, and to all the posts to come, the Astraea wouldn't be what it is without all of you. To those who were with us at the beginning, we thank you especially.

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Remaining Original Launch Crew:

Remaining Launch Crew:
Captain Abigail Laurens
Commander Ichiko Gail
Lieutenant Commander Calvin Morgan
Lieutenant William Gunnison
Lieutenant Alexis Anera
Lieutenant Commander William Rogers

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» USS Astraea -- NCC 80819 -- Commanding Officers Report -- February 2020

Posted on Fri Mar 6th, 2020 @ 5:06pm by Captain Abigail Laurens in General News

Sim Information



February saw a somewhat quieter month, but we still managed to more than meet our goals! With a total of 39 posts for the month and a PPP average of 2.6 we're still well above where we need to be. Great work everyone!










Mission Information





Dead Moon




We successfully survived hell! We located the ship and we're back into clear space. Our away team is currently on the alien ship to see if they can determine who it belongs to. We have two Romulan warbirds on an intercept course, and Starfleet Intelligence on our tails.

And you're all about to have some big decisions to make, so be prepared!










Next Month's Challenge





This is something new that I want to try. I'm going to lay out a challenge every month for anyone who wants to step up, which I'm hoping is everyone!




This month's challenge comes in two parts, a duty log and a personal log.




I'd like to see a personal post from everyone. You can do a personal post, reflecting on something from your past. You can do a personal post with another player doing something non duty related. There are no restrictions or specific requirements, but write something that shows us a little bit of who your character is.




Secondly, I want you ALL to team up and write a post with someone you've never written with before. (Light Bulb: You CAN combine both these challenges into one post if you want!) This should be an EASY challenge because we have two new players on the ship, so feel free to jump in and make them feel welcome!




Please make sure posts are a good length! Try and hit that magic mark of 500 words for a single post.










Now.. moving on to what I know you're all REALLY waiting for!!!










AWARDS!!!!





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CO's Merit










Awarded to Lieutenant William Rogers




For always being involved and active, for always finding new and unique ways to stay involved when your position is on of the hardest on the ship to play, and for being committed enough to keep posting and tagging, even though you've been on holidays in one of the most gorgeous countries in the world!











XO's Merit










Awarded to Lieutenant Mica Rue




The Golden Carrot is given to those who rise above, who wrote not just as a hobby, but as an art. Who tell a story, and leave us as the reader wanting more. This Golden Carrot goes to Mica. We came along with you on a ride unlike any other. We suffered with you, and we waited for each part with anticipation. This Carrot belongs in your care.










Crew's Choice










Awarded to Lieutenant Calvin Morgan




Always being ready and willing to write, getting involved with everyone and making this truly enjoyable and interactive.










POTM Nomination










Wakey Wakey




By Lieutenant JG Shaille Levine & Commander Ichiko Gail & Lieutenant Calvin Morgan




http://astraea.pegasusfleet.site/index.php/sim/viewpost/279







» Ground Control Shuns Major Tom

Posted on Sat Feb 15th, 2020 @ 1:49pm by Captain Abigail Laurens in General News

Ground Control Shuns Major Tom

In a startling turn of events, Ground Control has opted to cut the tether and leave Major Tom floating in his tin can, in a most peculiar way after a startling outpouring of retributional satire became public.

When approached for the interview, Lieutenant Dan seemed to be struggling to come to terms with the news. “This wasn’t supposed to happen,” he sobbed into his ice cream. “Not to me! I’m Lieutenant Dan!”

When questioned over the provable falsehoods published by Outpost 42 News ( https://www.outpost42news.com/ ), Lieutenant Dan immediately leapt to the defence of his co-publisher and sometimes friend Major Tom by vehemently declaring; “We never published any proveable falsehoods! We were simply providing ‘Alternative Facts’!”

“Tell the truth, work hard and come to dinner on time, they are the only facts one needs,” responded long term simming advocate Gerald R Ford. “The simming dream does not come to those who fall asleep.”

Speaking out in defence of Major Tom and Outpost 42 news, John F Kennedy offered his own opinions on the matter. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” He ended by offering his own words of advice to Lieutenant Dan. “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

In a rare and somewhat surprising display of frustration, Winston Churchill spoke out in defence of those who had been wronged. “Simming is not a game, but serious business! But, as I’ve always said, if you want to have the final say in an argument, just tell your opponent that they’re right,” he iterated before dropping the mic and walking away.

Despite initially being unavailable for comment, we awoke this morning to find a communication from Major Tom himself. “If an individual wants to be a leader and isn’t controversial, that means he never stood for anything. In the immortal words of my friend and mentor, Tricky Dicky, ‘I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get’.”


» October Crew Awards

Posted on Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 @ 9:31pm by Captain Abigail Laurens in General News

USS Astraea - Monthly Awards Announcement -- November 2019




All awards presented here are awarded for service during the month of October.

To all of our Award Winners,

CONGRATULATIONS!




Post of the Month:
A Refreshing Taste -- Lieutenant Alexis Anera
http://astraea.microbrewgames.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/203

CO's Merit Award:
Lieutenant Alanah Matashi
For rising to a challenge, embracing the crazy of the mission and making it fun.

XO's Merit Award
Lieutenant Alexis Anera
For going outside their normal sphere of experience to write something from an outside perspective, and doing it well

Exemplary Service Award
Lieutenant William Gunnison
For outstanding performance in the month of October.

Crews Choice Award
Lieutenant Calvin Morgan
Almost everyone has written with him in some way this month and he has always made it fun and enjoyable. Thank you!




Keep up the great work and here’s to a very successful November!




Commander Abigail Laurens
Commanding Officer
USS Astraea


Latest Mission Posts

» Away Team One: pay it no mine

Mission: Into The Delta Triangle
Posted on Wed Sep 30th, 2020 @ 3:43pm by Lieutenant Commander William Rogers & Lieutenant Commander Calvin Morgan

The lift had been dropped to the bottom of the shaft when the mine disaster happened forcing a long climb down into the depths of this section of Kessik IV's mining operation. Large fissures ran along the walls of the tunnels. "Not an encouraging sign." Buck mused as they walked.…


» How To Save A Mine

Mission: Into The Delta Triangle
Posted on Mon Sep 28th, 2020 @ 10:56pm by Captain Abigail Laurens & Lieutenant Alexis Aenera

Alexis rubbed her wrists yet again, still feeling the psychosomatic effects of being cuffed, despite being out of them for a couple hours. Her clothes were dirty and she felt gross, but immediately upon getting back on board the ship was ordered to the bridge. She shuddered again at the…


» Difficult Decisions

Mission: Into The Delta Triangle
Posted on Mon Sep 28th, 2020 @ 10:12am by Captain Abigail Laurens & Linza (Lin) Esni

Abigail sat behind the desk reviewing the information on the console in front of her as she waited for Linza to arrrive. Once an officer with a strong record and a prosporous future ahead of her, now apparently little more than a career criminal.

She sighed and shook her head,…


» The Cavalry Have Arrived

Mission: Into The Delta Triangle
Posted on Sat Sep 26th, 2020 @ 2:55pm by Lieutenant JG Shaille Levine & Captain Abigail Laurens & Lieutenant William Gunnison & Linza (Lin) Esni & Commander Ichiko Gail & Lieutenant Bianca Lee & Lieutenant Alexis Aenera

Carissa nodded at Callisi before turning her attention back to the away team, noting the phaser in Meka's hand. "Your weapons were disabled in transport, but ours are very much working. I recommend you do not try anything."

Shaille released Lin's arm, picking up the cricket phaser as it hit…


» Someone, Somewhere

Mission: Into The Delta Triangle
Posted on Sat Sep 19th, 2020 @ 5:22pm by Lieutenant JG Shaille Levine & Captain Abigail Laurens & Lieutenant Bianca Lee & Warrant Officer Callisi Veera

The walk back to the shuttle passed in stoic silence. Carissa had cast several glances toward Darryl, yet neither of them spoke. Instead, it was only when they got back to the shuttle and entered that words finally came. "Callisi, first, I need you to get a lock on the…


Latest Personal Logs

» Personal Log: Settling In

Posted on Tue Aug 11th, 2020 @ 8:28am by Lieutenant JG Gypsy Sage

{ON:}

Gypsy settled into the nice sofa in her quarters. She had added her touch to it of course adding a nice throw and some ridiculously plush pillows. She lay back and sighed. "Computer begin personal log."

The computer chirped twice telling her that she could go ahead and start…


» Kaito's Persona Log -- Forever Changed

Posted on Mon Jun 22nd, 2020 @ 9:24am by Lieutenant JG Haru Hernandez

{ON:}

Kaito had just finished his shower. He slipped into his comfortable sleeping pants and headed back into the living area that held his desk. This was one of his favourite times. It had become almost sacred to him. He’d brew some tea and sit at his desk and write…


» Journey

Posted on Fri Mar 27th, 2020 @ 12:01pm by Lieutenant Commander William Rogers

[OOC: The version of Everyone Says Hi I used for this is the cover by Fyfe Monroe if you want to listen along while reading]


William drove down the highway, away from the city of New York. The city still showed damage from the War but it had started to…


» Introductions to newness

Posted on Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 @ 5:49am by Lieutenant Mica Rue

= Capital Technology Headquarters: Trill =

"And here is where the vast majority of our engineers spend their time." Trianna Yin gestured to the door to their left, smiling widely as Mica stepped past her.

Inside the vault-ceiling room, pods of trill milled about, discussing matters quietly among themselves, examining…


» You handled that well...

Posted on Fri Feb 14th, 2020 @ 12:37am by Lieutenant Mica Rue

Mica groaned as a nut pressed into her cheek from where it had lain on the counter. She wanted to move, she really did. But hours of drinking had impaired her ability to move even one finger.

So instead she sat there, slumped over at the bar of a seedy…