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

» 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


» 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 Forum Thread: Recruitment Hub
For recruitment questions, contact Rear Admiral S’iraa

Admiral Emily Quinn
Commanding Officer
Eleventh "Pegasus" Fleet


Latest Mission Posts

» Cold Coffee and Cake Crumbs

Mission: Around The World in 8 Days
Posted on Wed May 20th, 2020 @ 10:28pm by Captain Abigail Laurens & Lieutenant Valenna

With the lounge temporarily closed and undergoing renovations, Abigail found herself sitting in the mess hall instead, a small stack of PaDD's next to her, one in front of her as she stared at the data with eyes that were no longer able to focus.

One hand was wrapped idly…


» A Walk Down Memory Lane

Mission: Around The World in 8 Days
Posted on Tue May 19th, 2020 @ 11:58am by Lieutenant Commander William Rogers & Ashe Zachariah

With Operations and Engineering hard at work tearing the lounge apart, Ashe had some free time up her sleeve, and a plan on how she intended to use it. Returning to her quarters, she showered and changed before pulling her rainbow hair up into a ponytail and slid her feet…


» Where in the Universe is Breloc Tejar

Mission: Around The World in 8 Days
Posted on Sun May 17th, 2020 @ 3:29pm by Captain Abigail Laurens

On: [[Wescott Room, Fifteenth Floor, Palais de la Concorde, 1923 Hours]]

The hour grew late as Secretary Darin stood at the window of the Wescott Room, staring out at the Paris skyline which stretched as far as the eye could see. He’d never really taken the opportunity to just observe…


» Reviewing The Review - Part 2

Mission: Around The World in 8 Days
Posted on Sat May 16th, 2020 @ 10:49pm by Captain Abigail Laurens & Lieutenant Bianca Lee

Abigail leaned back in her seat, legs crossed neatly beneath the desk, elbows resting on the arm rests, her fingers steepled in front of her chest as she watched the doors to her ready room part. Lieutenant Commander T'Vek had been dismissed and was advised to send Lieutenant Lee in…


» Reviewing the review.

Mission: Around The World in 8 Days
Posted on Sat May 16th, 2020 @ 10:49pm by Captain Abigail Laurens & Lieutenant Commander T'Vek

Abigail watched in silence as Bianca left the ready room before turning her attention to T'Vek. "The reports weren't exactly terrible," Abigail said quietly. "Honestly, I'm surprised, but I'd like to hear direct from you about how you think she handled things."

"Strictly speaking, the Lieutenant failed the evaluation the…


Latest Personal Logs

» 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…


» 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…