Welcome to the USS Excelsior!

The USS Excelsior holds a proud place throughout history. Originally dubbed the Great Experiment and commanded by one Hikaru Sulu. In Latin, Excelsior means 'Ever Upward'. Throughout its time, each Excelsior has been a Ship of the Line, starting with the Original Excelsior Class vessel.

More recently, the Excelsior-C holds a proud place in the history of Task Force 38. The Excelsior served in 2384 during the Battle of Union. Subsequently, the Excelsior was the first Federation Starship to discover The Round Table. Some months after, the Excelsior completed the first of many successful exploration missions throughout The Round Table.

With its long history, the Excelsior has a special place in the hearts and minds of many.The current Excelsior is a Sovereign Class Crusier, one of the more advanced ship's in the Fleet.

The Excelsior is currently based out of the Diogara Sector, 1 day at warp 9 from The Round Table. The Diogara Sector is home to the Immense Class Starbase, Diogara Station, under the Command of Captain Lanniefelysa Merefica, a member of the Diogaran Species. The Excelsior, having completed a 3 month tour of in that sector, is about to embark on a missions of exploration.

It is our aim to create an enjoyable and stimulating environment to write and be creative. If you would like become part of the history that is Excelsior, please submit an application. We are only as a strong as the players who write.


Established February 16th, 2013 - Gardner Era

Latest News Items

» My Absence

Posted on Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 @ 8:36am by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Hi all,

I am really sorry for my recent absence. We've had 3 people off sick at work and I ended up doing nearly 70 hours. Its been a bit of an up hill struggle at work but people are slowly returning from being off sick and I am sticking to my original 40 hour weeks as of this week. I am now going to be around most evenings, especially on our IRC chat, so please hit me up there.


» The Big Move

Posted on Monday March 31st, 2014 @ 9:22pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Hi all,

Yesterday I was promoted to the Task Force Commanding Officer of Task Force 93 and with that the Excelsior was transferred to Task Force 93. This means an entirely new area of operations, but it doesn't mean that we cannot return to the Delta Quadrant. I am very excited by this opportunity and I am looking forward to writing in this is base of operations and working as Task Force Commanding Officer.

For the Excelsior, this change will mean some new missions and taking up a bigger role of pursuing TF93 canon. If anyone has any questions or concerns about this please do not hesitate to contact me. I feel this to be a very positive move for us all.

Many thanks,


» My Absence

Posted on Sunday March 23rd, 2014 @ 8:16pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Hi all,

Hope you are all well. I apologise for my recent spot of inactivity. On the 13th of March, my beautiful baby daughter was born at 2.38pm England Time. She was born naturally and weighed 7.10 pounds. She is doing really well and is now 10 days old, very nearly 2 weeks old. I will keep you updated throughout, just in case she gets poorly, which I hope she doesn't of course, but just in case, I will try and let you know.

Hopefully that worked, if not here is a link to my bubba when she was a week old https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/1186011_10153956794200323_1374107421_n.jpg

Now, with regards to the game, I need everyone to get their arrival posted to I Do and then we get this mission moved to the end and we can begin working on the Task Force wide canon.

Many thanks,


» New Player

Posted on Monday March 3rd, 2014 @ 3:37am by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

I am pleased to announce a new player, his name is Bob, a former member of Bravo Fleet a long time ago, who has rejoined. He is going tom play Cadet 4th Year Judson Apolo Jr. Welcome aboard Bob and welcome to the Excelsior family!


» Updates

Posted on Sunday March 2nd, 2014 @ 10:34pm by Captain Peter Gardner in Website Update

The website may go down for a short time whilst I update the Nova backend. If anyone experiences issues connecting to the site, please let me either by e-mail (bobbydemos@outlook.com) or finding me in the Excelsior's chat room (https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.aceirc.org/#Excelsior)


Latest Mission Posts

» Now Arriving

Mission: When Heroes Fall
Posted on Wednesday April 9th, 2014 @ 12:08pm by Master Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Gunnarsen & Cadet Senior Grade Judson Apolo Jr

If there was one thing Master Chief Gunnarsen couldn't stand, it was tardiness.

It was a simple professional courtesy to be on time. A day aboard a starship was normally packed from beginning to end of watch, and there was very little wiggle room. As COB, Geoff had zero wiggle…

» The New Shrink

Mission: When Heroes Fall
Posted on Monday April 7th, 2014 @ 11:26am by Captain Peter Gardner & Lieutenant Rhiannon Nicks

The steady flow of new crew was finally subsiding now with just one more member of his crew to meet. This Officer came from another Task Force within the 4th Fleet, Task Force 47. He had worked with one of two of the Commanding Officer's in that Task Force during…

» I Do

Mission: When Heroes Fall
Posted on Thursday April 3rd, 2014 @ 7:05pm by Captain Peter Gardner & Captain Lanniefelysa Merefica & Lieutenant Commander Aurin Koll & Lieutenant Rhiannon Nicks & Lieutenant JG S'Tarleya Ressik & Master Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Gunnarsen & Crewman Amelié DuBois & Rear Admiral Angharad Milok

Lannie was a career Officer in every sense. Yes, she had dreamed of having a fairytale wedding when she was younger, in a long flowing gown, made of the finest material. But now, looking in the mirror, she was wearing her Starfleet dress uniform and nothing made her more prouder.…

» Professional Courtesy

Mission: When Heroes Fall
Posted on Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 @ 12:44pm by Lieutenant JG S'Tarleya Ressik & Master Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Gunnarsen

S'Tarleya glanced down at the PADD she was carrying as she stood outside the Master Chief's office. She had reviewed the Starfleet bios of everyone on her "team", and had decided that now was as good a time as any to have a chat with the Chief. After all, they…

» Doctor, Doctor!

Mission: When Heroes Fall
Posted on Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 @ 11:16am by Lieutenant Commander Damian Akorem & Captain Peter Gardner

Peter had decided to have a short gap in between meeting his new Officers. The Chief Engineer had just left and now, he was reviewing his Chief Medical Officer's file prior to his arrival. The door chimed and without looking up, as he continued to read, he called out "Come…

Latest Personal Logs

» Side post

Posted on Wednesday April 16th, 2014 @ 4:15am by Lieutenant Rhiannon Nicks

Rhiannon entered her quarters, kicked off her shoes, and began stripping off her uniform as she crossed to the bathroom. "I need a long bath," she said as she began filling the tub. Five minutes later she was soaking in warm tub of soothing bubbles surrounded by the soft…

» Operations Officer's Log SD 63942.73

Posted on Sunday February 23rd, 2014 @ 3:22am by Lieutenant Commander Aurin Koll

The repairs to Excelsior are proceeding, but it's making my job harder.

Not only do I have to coordinate the resources aboard the ship, but I also have to coordinate the repair teams from and to the station as well.

Needless to say, I'll be glad to get back on…

» Mission Log, Aendeh Dhivael

Posted on Friday January 3rd, 2014 @ 7:47pm by Lieutenant Commander Rachel Hanssen

Rachel's afternoon was busy, if for no other reason than appearances. A visiting officer on a starbase, certain activities were expected, and Rachel did whatever it took to satisfy her curiosities before retiring for a nap.

Instead of a nap, Aendeh [Major] Dhivael rose from the depths of her mind.…

» Aboard Diogara Station

Posted on Monday December 16th, 2013 @ 6:39pm by Lieutenant Commander Rachel Hanssen

“Begin personal log, Lieutenant Commander Rachel Hanssen.

“Diogara station is incredible. This is the first time I’ve set foot on an immense-class station. They’re an amazing feat of engineering, and I got permission of the Station Chief of Operations to take a tour of her later today. Looking forward to…

» En Route

Posted on Saturday December 14th, 2013 @ 6:09pm by Lieutenant Commander Rachel Hanssen

[En route, Earth to Utopia Planitia]

The fact that Hanssen had been planet-side for less than thirty minutes was irrelevent. Nor was that she still had not had time to process the reality of the promotion and transfer, despite the nice going away party the engineers has thrown her in…