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.
Barely 3 months into their tour of duty in Task Force 93, the Excelsior is recalled back to the Delta Quadrant, part of Task Force 38.
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.
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. 2 YEAR AND 4 MONTHS
Latest News Items
Posted on Friday June 26th, 2015 @ 7:22pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Please join me in welcoming Reade to the family. Reade will be joining us the Chief Intelligence Officer and taking up the position of Second Officer! Please jump straight in and any help you need, you've got my email :)
Now some updates for you. I have one more application to approve in the coming days, which I'll keep you updated about.
With Reade, that brings us up to 6 and technically active but I'd like to see a couple more positions filled!
In terms of where we are in game, assume we haven't yet left Faltan Station in Task force 93's area and that we are still heading to the Delta Quadrant.
I'll be making a post and perhaps a few JP's are in order?
As always, my email inbox is at your disposal!
Posted on Tuesday June 16th, 2015 @ 8:58pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Again, accept my sincerest of apologies for going dark again. My daughters mother fell ill, which resulted in looking after my daughter before and after work, and on any and all days off. Family have been difficult in helping me, but thats life.
Things have stabilzied and I'd like to begin writing again with you all, something I have missed terribly and I fully intend to throw myself back into. If you are willing to stick around, let me know asap. I'll give you till Friday 6pm London Time to let me know if you intend to stay. I fully appreciate that some of you may chose to take your characters else where, which I would fully expect you all to do and I'd be happy to help find you somewhere new.
I'm going to be working on several posts with all the Senior Staff that will bring us to the Delta Quadrant at the end of each. If anyone else wants to JP with me, please feel free to set one up using Nova!
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 7:28pm by Commander Adren Noth in Out of Character
As Bobby just stated, we are currently docked at Faltan Station about to embark on our return to the Delta Quadrant - though the hub.
Please feel free to tied up any loose ends with your character's home quadrant, as we won't be returning 'home' in quite sometime.
There is a JP pending where we will all get an opportunity to unite making our return together; please keep any eye out for that.
Once we reach the Delta Quadrant we will establish our whereabouts and we can officially hit the ground running as our first true mission takes shape.
Bobby has some exciting twists planned and I look forward to seeing how they develop in the mix of our dynamic characters.
Finally, I feel we are all a little distant.
I welcome you all to drop by IRC Chat for some friendly conversation whenever you have the available time (click chat tab at the top!).
This chat channel is a great opportunity to brainstorm character interactions and to simply get to know one another.
So please drop by if you can! Bobby, the Doc, and I are there pretty regularly.
That's all for now,
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 7:08pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Just to let everyone know, as I neglected to add it on the post, my last post takes place MD 1 1430HRS, several hours after the meeting. We are still at Faltan and I am about to start a JP with everyone to get our departure started!
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 12:28pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Please welcome Michael to the Excelsior. I am extremely excited to be welcome another writer to the Excelsior as we continue to write and expand our story.
Latest Mission Posts
Peter sipped his Coffee. It was black, just the way Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway had hers. A small part of him felt it fitting that he was drinking Black Coffee in the same way Admiral Janeway would have done whilst sizing her original mission to go after the Maquis. His…
Peter hadn't ever dealt with the Vaadwaur. During his tenure as the Executive Officer of Diogara Station, the Vaadwaur had kept pretty much to themselves, although Starfleet had classified them as an aggressive species, their potential to be a threat was assessed as not very great at all. But that…
Kalyani had the runabout's warp engine running hot. The pilots from the starbase that they had departed from were sitting nervously watching over everything that she was doing to their ship. She kept her back turned to them, focused on the task at hand.
--Flashback, 48 hours earlier--
One nice thing about being recalled to the Alpha Quadrant was that it was much easier to hop a transport back to Earth for some R&R. Geoff had nearly forgotten what his family looked like, and if not for semi-regular subspace comms with them, they would be complete strangers. His…
Peter was annoyed at what he had just heard, but his face didn't betray it. He was lent back in his chair, his elbows on the arm rests and his fingers interlocked. In the large briefing room, was himself, Captain Sovok, his Grandfather and someone quite high up in Starfleet…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 5:39pm by Lieutenant Lucille Zenne
For four years, she had studied on foreign worlds, conducting research for the benefit of the Alpha Quadrant's most vulnerable species. Her first ship assignment, the Excelsior, would now take her to possibilities she could not imagine, at least that is what she hopes.
Personal Log, Stardate #####
Posted on Tuesday March 10th, 2015 @ 2:25pm by Lieutenant Commander Rachel Hanssen
"Chief Engineer's Log, Lieutenant Command Rachel Hanssen, USS Excelsior.
"Today, Lieutenant Adow, Senior Chief Miller, and myself found ourselves assisting some junior recent transfers in replacing a plasma conduit in the port nacelle. It was entirely uneventful, save for some uncharacteristic swearing on behalf of the senior engineering staff. I…
Posted on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 @ 2:58pm by Lieutenant Yoshida Okawa
Yoshi always eagerly anticipated his scheduled calls to Koko. She was performing so admirably at the academy and her results so far indicated she would make a splendid Starfleet Scientist. She loved the stars and so it was only fitting that she major in Astro Physics and Stellar Cartography. Yoshi…
Posted on Wednesday April 16th, 2014 @ 3:15am 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 @ 2:22am 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…