ASSIGNED TO TASK FORCE 56 OF PEGASUS FLEET

Welcome to the USS Astraea!

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






Honor, Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, Class.

The Year is 2393. 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

» 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


» USS Astraea -- NCC 80819 -- Commanding Officers Report -- November 2019

Posted on Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 @ 10:59pm by Captain Abigail Laurens in General News

USS Astraea -- NCC 80819
Commanding Officers Report
November 2019



Crew Information:



New Crew Since Last Report:

None

Crew Removed Since Last Report:
Lieutenant Grant Allen
Lieutenant Aleksander Voroshilov
1st Lieutenant S’Tal

Crew Promotions/Demotions Since Last Report:
None



Simm Information:



Current Mission Title:
The Sound of Silence


Mission Description:
in the darkness of space, no one can hear you scream.

The crew of the Astraea has succumbed to a mysterious virus spreading quickly throughout the ship, rendering almost the entire crew mute. But things are not exactly as they appear. Is this really a virus? Or is there something more sinister at hand?



Total Number of In-Character Posts This Month:
46 -- (2.88 ppp)



Ship/Website Awards and Awards Given Crew:



Post of the Month:
The Butterfly Dreaming It’s A Man: Lieutenant William Rogers
http://astraea.microbrewgames.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/142

CO's Merit Award:
Lieutenant Calvin Morgan

For always being ready and willing to write, coming up with unique ways to be involved with everyone.

XO's Merit Award
Lieutenant Jack Carver
His writing speaks for itself. Inclusive and fun posts with anyone and everyone gets him the golden carrot

Exemplary Service Award
Lieutenant Jack Carver
For outstanding performance in the month of September.

Crews Choice Award
Lieutenant William Rogers
For always being friendly and great to write with!




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



Sim Status, Updates and Additional Comments:



Mission Updates for August:

It’s been a busy month for the entire ship, but I’m happy with performance. I see a lot of fun being had by all. I’m very happy with how things are going.





Other Sim Updates:

We have lost a few players over the past month, but I’m not concerned. We have a good number of players active and involved in the game and there is always new people coming along. It’s been a quiet month for us with a lot of focus being on other fleet events and things happening, and with the holiday season now approaching quiet is good, but we’re making progress, staying active and enjoying what we’re doing.






Happy Simming!

Commander Abigail Laurens
Comanding Officer
USS Astraea


» Pegasus Fleet -- Monthly Report -- September 2019

Posted on Mon Sep 9th, 2019 @ 6:13pm by Captain Abigail Laurens in General News

Hello everyone!

I have a handful of updates for you this month, and most of them are in regards to staff positions. So let's get started!

First off, I'd like to welcome to the PFA Rear Admiral Niamh Devane, or as most of you probably know her, Amethyst! Amethyst brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position, as well as a detailed plan for how the Fleet can better serve our commanding officers and members through the Pegasus Fleet Academy. She has previously served the Fleet as an Academy instructor and the TF56 Commanding Officer, which she will continue to hold in the interim. Amethyst also commands the USS Astraea.

Congratulations, Admiral, and welcome to the team. We’re looking forward to working with you and seeing where your leadership takes the Academy!

On a sadder note, Fleet Captain Evelynn Haught, AKA Terris or TerBear, has announced that he is stepping down as TF37 CO. Terris has been one of our longest serving TFCOs, and since joining the Fleet back at its inception, has held a number of different staff and admiralty positions, including a time as our PFCO. His resignation now is so he can spend more time focusing on his sim, the USS Lantau, and his other simming characters. We thank you for your service as TFCO, and we wish you luck in the future with the Lantau and your other endeavors.

With Amethyst taking over the Academy and Terris stepping down as TFCO, this means that we currently have two openings for TFCO for TF56 and TF37. This means we are now looking for new candidates for TFCO. Ideal candidates are members of the fleet with experience commanding long running sims, as well as a strong interest in helping see the Fleet grow and improve. Good communication skills are a must. Interested members can apply for the position using the link below. The PFA will begin reviewing applications on Monday, September 16. So candidates should submit their applications prior to that date if they want to be among the first applications reviewed.

However, we are not done with the staff related announcements. This past month the PFA and the COs of the Fleet voted on and approved some changes to the Pegasus Fleet Constitution. Specifically the changes are in regards to the structure of the PFA. Previously the PFA was made of only five members: the PFCO, Chief of Fleet Ops, Chief of Public Relations, Director of Resources, and Academy Commandant. However, the constitution allowed for the selection of a PFXO from among the four department heads. Vice Admiral S'iraa has held this position along with CPR.

The proposal that was approved by the COs removes the requirement that the optional PFXO be selected from the four department heads, allowing the option for the position to be a stand alone position. As the Fleet continues to grow, new challenges await us, and the ability to have a separate PFXO allows us to better distribute out workload to see to the day to day operation of the Fleet. Because of this, Admiral S'iraa will be retaining his role as PFXO, but vacating the role of Chief of Public Relations. This change means that we are increasing the membership of the Pegasus Fleet Admiralty from five to six. Because of that, it means that we now have an opening at Chief of Public Relations. And because of THAT, it means that there is another opportunity for one of you to join the PFA!

We are now taking applications for Chief of Public Relations. An ideal candidate for this position is a member of the Fleet with excellent communication skills, and experienced in recruitment and advertising techniques. We are looking for someone with a dedication and passion for promoting Pegasus Fleet and helping us grow by attracting new members. The PFA will begin reviewing applications for this position on Monday, September 16 as well, so interested candidates should submit their application using the link below before that date.

This month’s meeting will be held in the #meeting channel on Discord this Sunday, September 8. It will start at 3:00 pm EDT / 8:00 pm GMT. The meeting is open to all members of Pegasus Fleet and any guests that may be interested in learning more about our community. The next meeting will be on Sunday, October 13.

As always, Live Long and Prosper
Alex


Application for Task Force Commanding Officer
Application for Chief of Public Relations

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Post of the Month Award
July's Post of the Month goes to:

"An Exec and a Scientist..." by Lieutenant Alexis Aenera & Lieutenant Commander Ichiko Gail (USS Astraea)

For the August Post of the Month, follow the link below, check out the nominated posts by clicking "[READ HERE]" next to each nominee, and vote for your favorite.

Voting will close on Friday, October 11, so be sure to make your voice heard. Commanding Officers, be sure to remind your crews so that we don't miss anyone.

Cast Your Vote Now!

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Featured Wiki Article: Dalacari
Featured Forum Thread: Recruitment Hub
For recruitment questions, contact Rear Admiral S’iraa

Admiral Emily Quinn
Commanding Officer
Eleventh "Pegasus" Fleet


» USS Astraea -- NCC 80819 -- Commanding Officers Report -- August 2019

Posted on Sun Sep 1st, 2019 @ 11:24pm by Captain Abigail Laurens in Sim Announcement



Crew Information:



New Crew Since Last Report:

Lieutenant Junior Grade Aram Tovas
1st Lieutenant S\'tal
Lieutenant Mica Rue

Crew Removed Since Last Report:
None

Crew Promotions/Demotions Since Last Report:
None



Simm Information:



Current Mission Title:
War & Peacekeeping

Mission Description:
The USS Astraea has been tasked with delivering the Political delegates from Trion 8 from Starbase 357 to their home colony on Trion 8. Travelling in conjunction with the USS Zendaya, who is carrying the Trion Isurgents, hell bent on destruction of the entire Trion Governmental System.

3 days into the journey the USS Zendaya suffers a catastrophic systems failure which renders the entire vessel out of service pending major repairs. The Astraea is ordered to rendezvous with the Zendaya to collect the remaining Trion delegates and return them all to their home.

Can the Astraea get all the Trion colonists back to their homes without civil war breaking out on the ship?


Total Number of In-Character Posts This Month:
110 (one hundred and ten)



Ship/Website Awards and Awards Given Crew:



Post of the Month:
A Mercy Posting -- Lieutenant Aleksander Voroshilov & Commander Abigail Laurens
http://astraea.microbrewgames.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/18

CO's Merit Award:
Lieutenant Bertram \'Bert\' Engels Jr

Awarded to Lieutenant Bert Engels for continued quiet dedication to his position, for always being willing to work with anyone on the ship and for always making his posts enjoyable, both for the players involved and the players reading along

XO's Merit Award
Master Chief Petty Officer Hans-Peter König
Far too often, various characters on a ship are somewhat complacent to the transgressions of others for the sake of just
advancing the plot and turn a blind eye to the weirdness of other characters. NOT THIS GUY! MCPO Konig is a beast in regards to
regulations and he is not to be tested or trifled with. Well done.

Exemplary Service Award
Lieutenant Aleksander Voroshilov
Outstanding Performance with a total of 21 posts for the month of July.

Crews Choice Award
Lieutenant William Rogers
For always being friendly and great to write with!




Post of the Month submission:
One out of every hundred men -- Lieutenant Aleksander Voroshilov & Master Chief Petty Officer Hans-Peter König
http://astraea.microbrewgames.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/135



Sim Status, Updates and Additional Comments:



Mission Updates for August:

July found Astraea in full swing of the current mission. With both the official Trion government delegates aboard as well as an assembly of members from the TLF (Trion Liberation Front) tempers and tensions have been high aboard the ship, resulting in a bar fight breaking out with several members of the Astraea caught in the middle.

When the security advisor for the Trion Government is found dead (presumably murdered) in his quarters aboard the ship,
blame is almost immediately directed toward the TLF, but were they really responsible for this violent act?

The discovery of a second body, this time a member of the TLF leaves the impression of an act of retaliation.

Can the crew of the Astraea get to the bottom of this before full scale war breaks out aboard the ship?

With less than two days of travel time remaining before they reach Trion, will the crew of the Astraea find out what really
happened?

Even if they do get the answers they need, is there anything the Astraea can do without damaging the Federations reputation?

Stay tuned next month to find out!





Other Sim Updates:

At the end of July, we made a command decision to change the requirements for the CO’s Merit and XO’s Merit awards.

The CO’s Merit Award is now described as follows:
This commendation recognizes a silent achiever who has maintained significant contributions to the story, without necessarily contributing an excess of posts. Quality, over quantity

The XO’s Merit Award is now described as follows:
"She's an alien from another arm of the galaxy. Bitch do what she want."

A full list of all awards able to be presented on USS Astraea and their relevant descriptions and images are available here:
http://astraea.microbrewgames.net/index.php/sim/awards


Latest Mission Posts

» Wakey Wakey

Mission: Dead Moon
Posted on Fri Feb 14th, 2020 @ 7:56pm by Lieutenant JG Shaille Levine & Lieutenant Commander Ichiko Gail & Lieutenant Calvin Morgan

A grumble, a groan, a shift, a mumble. Someone was coming round. Unfamiliar ceiling, not the room he passed out in. Where was... oh, this was sickbay. At least, the Federation version of it. There was a weight, a weakness in... oh, that was Shaille. A welcome sight. He'd be…


» Doctor Collision

Mission: Dead Moon
Posted on Wed Feb 12th, 2020 @ 8:08pm by Lieutenant Tavis Styvek & Lieutenant Calvin Morgan

Calvin stepped through the door of the Counselor's office. He hadn't been in there before, and took a moment to soak in the area. "No receptionist," Calvin said quietly to himself. He shrugged and tapped the chime to the inner office and waited.

After a long morning of counseling sessions…


» The End is Coming Soon

Mission: Dead Moon
Posted on Tue Feb 11th, 2020 @ 11:21am by Captain Abigail Laurens & Lieutenant William Gunnison & Lieutenant Nikki St. John & Lieutenant Alexis Aenera & Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Thor & Lieutenant Commander Ichiko Gail & Lieutenant Calvin Morgan & Lieutenant William Rogers

"Banking port," Rogers voice rang out across the bridge, clearly heard over the sounds on the bridge.

Instinctively Abigail gripped the arm rests of her chair tighter as she ship lurched suddenly and rocked with the residual impact of yet another metreon gas explosion.

Through the view screen the slightest…


» Fear Rivers Overflowing

Mission: Dead Moon
Posted on Fri Jan 31st, 2020 @ 7:58pm by Lieutenant JG Shaille Levine & Warrant Officer Callisi Veera

The run to Callisi's quarters was quick, as the Yellow Alert had most of the hallways empty and quiet. Without the memory of life in these halls just moments ago, one could confuse this ship for a ghost ship. The door to Callisi's quarters was closed when Shaille arrived, but…


» Calibrations and Cogitations

Mission: Dead Moon
Posted on Thu Jan 30th, 2020 @ 8:41pm by Lieutenant Nikki St. John

Calibrations were something every ensign assigned to tactical learned, usually under the guidance of someone more senior and nearly always, in their first few months out of the Academy. It was painstaking work but necessary; getting your hands dirty taught you things you might not learn otherwise. And so, Nikki…


Latest Personal Logs

» 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…


» Truth

Posted on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 @ 10:50pm by Lieutenant Mica Rue

Days flew by in a flurry and Mica survived them all in a numb state. Her brothers, brought out of the darkness by their significant others and good friends, watched her carefully. One by one they involved her in every event that took place and Mica was dragged around to…


» The Goodbye - part 2

Posted on Fri Jan 24th, 2020 @ 1:33am by Lieutenant Mica Rue

"What do we do now, Selin?" Yolan asked, his head resting against the back of the couch.

The others looked at their eldest brother, waiting for a response.

He took in a deep breath. "We deal with what we need to, handle the things mother and father left behind. And…


» The Goodbye

Posted on Fri Jan 24th, 2020 @ 12:20am by Lieutenant Mica Rue

The rain beat down in steady sheets, covering the grassy earth in puddles. Mica stared at one, watching the droplets creating ripples in the water, the liquid slowly rising.

Around her, the soft mumbles of men and woman began, shuffling feet disturbing the silence of the rainshower.

"Mikey," the soft…


» Home immediate

Posted on Sun Jan 12th, 2020 @ 11:36pm by Lieutenant Mica Rue

"Ma'am, we'll be within transporter range in ten."

Mica looked from where she sat hunched over, her elbows on her knees, fingers wringing together. She nodded to the helm of the shuttle. This journey had taken long enough, but another half hour wouldn't make much of a difference.

Three days…