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.
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. If you think you would like to be part of the history of this amazing Ship, then please join us.
The Excelsior is based in Bravo Fleet's Task Force 38, the Delta Exploratory Initiative although we won't be spending all our time in the Delta 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.
Latest News Items
Posted on Thursday December 12th, 2013 @ 11:02am by Commander Peter Gardner in General News
I'd to officially welcome back Doug to both Excelsior and Bravo Fleet. Doug formerly played an XO of Excelsior and I am very excited to have him with us as he is a very experienced writer and he joins a team of very experienced and capable writers. Perhaps that's why I love writing with you all. It's fun and we are all so experienced that we've taken this game beyond anything I had originally thought.
Welcome aboard Doug!
In other news. I've been asked to become Task Force 38's Executive Officer. I accepted. Whilst this won't have any detrimental effect on the game, it will afford us the means to be at the forefront of developing 38's canon. I have made a separate character for this and the biography will be available soon.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Christmas. I won't officially put the game in hiatus but i will wait to mid Jan before I start removing people.
Posted on Wednesday November 27th, 2013 @ 10:54pm by Commander Peter Gardner in General News
Please welcome our new Chief Medical Officer. Her name is Carin and she is a bloody good writer. I feel very lucky to have her with us. She is going to arriving officially, at the end of this mission, which we will get wrapped up in the next week, I hope!
Welcome to the Excelsior, Carin! I've finally succeeded in getting you here!
Posted on Tuesday November 19th, 2013 @ 7:11pm by Commander Peter Gardner in General News
Today, I was in the Bravo Fleet chatroom and I received some very nice compliments from the Bravo Fleet Executive Officer.
JonM: Btw, just as an FYI, I'm incredibly impressed by the depth of your manifest Bobby, especially the fact you've got so many NPCs *with* character information rather than just empty
He also congratulated me on my promotion and I said that was surprised and he said:
JonM: Not a surprise to those of us that watch from the outside. You've been doing a great job over there. I'm glad to see its clicked.
And whilst those comments are directed at me, I'd be NOTHING if it wasn't for all of you. I've tried so many times, to be a successful game master/Simm CO and its never happened. This, has. I'm enjoying it. I love writing with all of you and its just plain fun. Its not hard work. This simm has been going now for over 9 months. I feel very privilaged to of been writing with all you for some, all or part of that time. Thank you.
Posted on Friday November 15th, 2013 @ 2:19pm by Commander Peter Gardner in General News
I was sent an e-mail last night about 9pm UK time by our TFCO. In this e-mail it states, I have been promoted to Captain. This feels me with immense amount of pride, not for myself, but for all of you too. This game probably wouldn't of continued if it wasn't for the hard work that you all continued and I'd like to thank you all deeply for that. I don't think I would be enjoying this game as much as I am, if it wasn't for all of you.
This promotion won't take affect until the beginning of our next mission, when I have a bit of a break planned, between actual missions.
So again, thank you all so much,
Posted on Saturday November 2nd, 2013 @ 2:40pm by Commander Peter Gardner in General News
I have today taken the decision to remove several players from the game. I realize my lack of participation recently may have resulted in the lack of activity and for that I apologize. These people, some of them hadn't signed in for over 2 months.
For those that are left, please let me by next Saturday that you wish to continue writing with us.
Although my life has been rather hectic lately, it has been no excuse for my lack of participation with you all. For that, I really apologize. And from here on out, I will be online most evenings and replying to posts at least 3 times a week.
For those that are sticking around and have continued to try and keep this game rolling, thank you so much!
Latest Mission Posts
Between the two of them, the shuttle had been prepped very quickly. The planet buggy that usually accompanies the Argo Class had been removed and the equipment they had needed was delivered promptly by the Operations Staff Team. "I'm ready, when you are." The Marine Master Sergeant stated to the…
Mission: Intruder Alert
Posted on Thursday November 28th, 2013 @ 6:27pm by Commander Peter Gardner & Lieutenant Commander Aurin Koll & Lieutenant Commander Jordyn Elbrun & Major Zeleny Novacek & Ensign S'Tarleya Ressik & Master Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Gunnarsen
S'Tarleya had followed the Captain to the sickbay doors, hoping to assist in securing them. She also knew at some point they would need to make a move against the intruders. They could not count on these doors to protect them forever and, considering the XO's condition, it would be…
Through a combination of stealth and phenomenal luck, the unlikely duo of Major Novacek and Crewman DuBois managed to escape the makeshift cell that the Diogarans had made from their own ship's quarters. It seemed like the Sovereign-class Excelsior was too small for the two of them, for though they…
“Quiet.” First Lieutenant Kelsey Mirra said, hoping to calm and silence the marines nearby so she could have a moment to think. The word did not have the desired effect.
“They just keep coming!” A frantic voice called out from nearby.
“Lieutenant, we need to…” A sergeant began to insist.…
Mission: Intruder Alert
Posted on Sunday November 10th, 2013 @ 5:12pm by Captain Sovok & Commander Lanniefelysa Merefica & Lieutenant Commander Eskr Regaren & Master Sergeant Bill Maloney & Commander Shakaar Laren
"Out of the question." Lannie said, interrupting her supposed Bodyguard. Her temper was fraying. She looked at her superior Officer, Rear Admiral Milok, for support, but she remained silent. "Its puts your lives on the-"
"Yet, there is a Sovereign Class Starship out there at full capacity. And they will…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Saturday August 10th, 2013 @ 12:34am by Lieutenant James Ballard
"Personal log. I've only been aboard the Excelsior a short time...and boy did I make a bad first impression. Got lost heading for the Shuttle bay, literately feel into a runabout... not the way I wanted this assignment to start."
"Since returning from the mission, which wasn't a cake walk…
Posted on Wednesday July 3rd, 2013 @ 2:29pm by Commander Peter Gardner
I haven't made any Personal Logs since this mission began. I guess I've been scared to. I ask myself why...I look back I realise that coming back here, facing Lannie....knowing that potentially Angharad could be dead.....deep down it scared me. But I was taught to ignore it and fight through…
Posted on Monday July 1st, 2013 @ 7:22pm by Lieutenant Commander Melifa Thrall
Lieutenant Commander Thrall worked diligently on her personal PADD, writing a long message. When she was satisfied with its contents, she prompted the computer. "Computer, begin recording."
There was a beep, indicating that she was now on the record. She read aloud from her PADD in a soft but confident…
Posted on Friday June 28th, 2013 @ 10:08am by
Well that was an eventful day! I went and introduced myself and shipmates to the Starbase Construction Team CO and once they learnt that they have four accomplished engineers wondering around the starbase with very little to do they asked if we would mind lending a hand until…
Posted on Wednesday June 26th, 2013 @ 2:18pm by
Well the Alarm went off at 0600 and I'm up and dressed having been in the sonic shower and gotten a fresh set of uniform on and looking forward to experiencing the Transwarp Gate Jump today.
Last night was the best sleep I've had for a couple weeks…