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. However, with a series of new orders, the Excelsior-C has been reassigned to Task Force 93 to take a lead in the new initiatives and agreements between the Federation and Romulan Empires.
With this move to the Task Force 93 Area of Operations, a small transit corridor has been opened known as the Raeyan Transit Corridor which the Excelsior has been tasked with patrolling and ensuring that despite the increased tensions, with the Klingons threatening to invade a weakened Romulan Star Empire. Their job is to keep the peace as best as possible in an unstable sector, between two factions with an inbuilt hate for one another.
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 Faltan Station, Task Force Headquarters. The transfer orders from the Excelsior also came with transfer orders for his wife, Captain Lanniefelysa Merefica, whom has assumed Command of the one of the busiest planetary outposts in the entire Quadrant.
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. 1 YEAR AND 3 MONTHS
Latest News Items
Posted on Saturday July 5th, 2014 @ 1:19pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
I am very aware of how slow the Excelsior has been of late and for the majority, I take the blame. I was considering implementing a posting rule and a Three Strike Policy, but I've decided against it. We are all mature adults. You guys are here because you want to be, not because you need or have to be here. But equally, I hope if there comes a time when you no longer wish to be here, just let me know. There will no ill will imparted.
The Excelsior has been going for nearly 18 months, something I scarcely could of dreamed of when I took on the Excelsior and I've never enjoyed my writing more.
Lets keep going, for as long as we want to and not a minute longer. :)
Any concerns, questions or anything at all, my e-mail inbox always has space :)
Posted on Friday June 20th, 2014 @ 10:23pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
With now having some 15 players (who are a little slow at posting :P) I have decided to source a new bridge design. I am using a design by Wes, from our BF Forums and I have added some text. This is so people know where they can sit etc and who they are next to.
Please have a good look. I will be updating the site with this at a later date, but please enjoy. I think its a really cool design. The 3rd seat, I didn't put a name next to it, but predominatly this seat will be taken by our resident Counsellor.
Thanks again guys, any comments or suggestions to this please leave below!
Posted on Friday June 20th, 2014 @ 10:00pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Please join me in welcoming Mark. Mark is a very experienced player, he recently came back to Bravo Fleet after a bit of hiatus. He is a former Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer and I am quite excited to see him come on board with us.
Posted on Monday June 9th, 2014 @ 3:40pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Things are moving rather slowly and some of you haven't logged for 2 weeks or more. Is everything okay? If you need an LOA, please just say and we can work something out.
Posted on Thursday May 8th, 2014 @ 10:26pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
I am pleased to welcome Callum, who will be playing Lieutenant Callum Kochanski. This character has a very interesting and extremely unique back story. So please welcome him with open arms.
In other news, I am working on a post that will draw this mission to a close and move us to Task Force 93 :).
Sorry for my lack of activity again, work got a little hectic but again, but weekend off and now doing my 40 hours a week.
Latest Mission Posts
"I assure you, my love, there is no need to worry."
Tarix cursed inwardly at his third wife; she was always needlessly worrying about *all* her husbands, not just him.
"I'm sorry, love, but...I should never have agreed to marry someone who was in Starfleet. It's all so dangerous."
Lieutenant Colonel Howden had his orders, he had the information he would need... the only thing he lacked was the means to see it through. Something that seemed a prevailing theme in all his missions was that of being given only the means but never the actual equipment to do…
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Howden had spent most of his first ‘day’ on the Excelsior dealing with skeptical looks and hushed conversation as he moved through the ship. His biggest obstacle to his success, at least for the moment, was the stubbornness and arrogance of the ship’s Captain. Though the Marine…
A klaxon sounded, lighting up a Christmas tree's worth of lights on S'Tarleya's display at her desk. "Security Alert, Science Lab Two'" the computer intoned emotionlessly. "Identify cause?" She barked.
"Unauthorized access of internal components. Power decrease of twenty-seven percent," came the reply.
With one hand S'Tarleya keyed in several…
Mission: Retracing Old Steps
Posted on Wednesday June 25th, 2014 @ 8:32am by Captain Peter Gardner & Lieutenant JG Veresa Turin & Commander Melifa Thrall & Lieutenant Colonel Charles Howden & Lieutenant Commander Adren Noth & Lieutenant Commander Aurin Koll & Lieutenant Rhiannon Nicks & Lieutenant Callum Kochanski & Captain Kelsey Mirra & Lieutenant JG S'Tarleya Ressik & Master Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Gunnarsen
Peter stepped across the threshold from his Ready Room, and onto the Bridge of the Excelsior. He looked around for a brief moment, to confirm that Alpha Shift had started. He smiled to the each of the crew that looked up. As he approached his chair, he nodded to his…
Latest Personal Logs
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…