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 Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 @ 10:46pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
I'd like to welcome back Craig to the Excelsior. Craig was one of my original starters when I took the Excelsior a year or so back and I am pleased to welcome him back as the Executive Officer.
I'd also like to welcome back James. James is a former XO of the Excelsior (I think?) but prior to my time. James will be writing as our Marine Commanding Officer.
Our total player count is now sitting at a nice number. 9 players. Which is good for a game that has just rebooted. I have started a new mission, courtesy of Cory, who plays our Master-At-Arms & Chief of the Boat. Hopefully this will provide opportunity for some good writing over the next month or so!
Any questions, please feel free to drop me a Private message or e-mail
Posted on Tuesday November 25th, 2014 @ 9:59pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
I know its been a while since anyone posted, including me. Things got a bit shit for me 2 months ago. The lady I was with and I decided things weren't working, so we decided that it was best to end our relationship. I see my daughter on a regular basis and things have started to look better for me. I work long ole' hours, but I am able to get online most days via my phone and see posts and answer e-mails, which is what I have been doing for the last 2 months, just my presence hasn't been felt here and for that I really apologise.
I am back now. Ready to revive the Excelsior and move forward with our game. I appreciate that some of you will have moved your characters on, which is fine. What I need to know now though, which of you are willing to stay and restart the Excelsior again with me? I won't be offended if you have moved on or decide that the Excelsior is no longer for you. But just let me know what each of you want to do, so I can move the Excelsior forward.
To close, I want to thank each and everyone one of you for the time and effort you have all put into the Excelsior and I look forward to writing with you in the future either here or elsewhere within Bravo Fleet.
Warmest Regards to you all,
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.
Latest Mission Posts
There he stood, larger than life and still just barely a few centimetres taller than Ann. Her commanding officer, Captain Ezekiel Halsey, commanding officer of the Intrepid class vessel USS Triconderoga, was one of the old guard. Having served in all of the mayor wars the Federation had fought in…
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 sipped his glass of wine. It was Red and 2370 vintage from Chateau Picard, a vineyard that had become famous for the Captain of the Enterprise. He let out a sigh as he looked out of the expanse out of the window, across the Faltan Colony. "So, she just…
Mission: Retracing Old Steps
Posted on Monday July 7th, 2014 @ 3:28am by
"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…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 @ 3:58pm by Lieutenant Commander 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 @ 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…