Welcome to the USS Faraday!

With the discovery of a stable wormhole in the Volzuc system, the Federation has negotiated an agreement for passage into the Gamma Quadrant. Late to the game, it became clear during discussions that the peace-loving Volzuc have made access available to anyone and everyone. With the best minds in the Federation predicting a devastating loss of Romulan life within the next few years, efforts are being made to find suitable worlds for resettlement. The planet Vashti in the Beta Quadrant is one such world but there are those who believe the Gamma Quadrant would provide a better alternative.

The Volzuc, who never leave their home world, operate in space through the use of synthetic life forms. To facilitate their own explorations, a small station, manned solely by their synthetic counterparts, has been established on other side of the wormhole. The Volzuc prove adamant on one point -- ships can go through but not fleets. No overwhelming displays of force will be permitted. So, interviews are held and after lengthy discussion, the USS Faraday, a Luna Class science and exploration vessel, is chosen to make the trip.

Welcome to 2384. Its time to return to the Gamma Quadrant.


Latest News Items

» We Are Seven

Posted on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 @ 1:15am by Captain Grayson Ba'Chu in Sim Announcement

Hey, Faraday crew!

We have reached seven writers with the introduction of Ensign Ryan Peck, our new Assistant Chief Science Officer (PsioniCM on Discord).

As I've said before, so you're probably repeating it with me at this point, the Faraday is currently at Utopia Planitia readying for departure. Time to say good-bye to those you're leaving behind, make sure you have everything you need, both personally and for your department, and get your certifications in order. We'll be getting underway as soon as the reporting in JPs are finished.

Oh, and if you know someone who's looking for a sim, we're looking for:

Chief SIGNIT
Chief Logistics and Supply
Chief Diplomatic Officer
Chief Flight Control Officer
Chief Counselor
Chief Ship Services

Until we find Chiefs for these positions, I'm asking for volunteers to write lower-ranked NPCs in one or more of these departments. Those who have already volunteered are listed beside their choices. And that's not to say you can't put someone in a department that's already got a Chief. Security, for example, can always use an extra red shirt ... did I say that out loud? Yellow, I meant, yellow shirt.

SHEP - Tactical
STAR GEEK - Counseling and Intelligence
Hebe - Logistics
Communications (Bridge position)
Helm (Bridge Position)
Lounge Manager

That's it for now. Welcome Ensign Peck. Please write your journey/arrival to Utopia Planitia. I'll be sending you a JP starter before long.

Captain Grayson Ba'Chu
Commanding Officer
USS Faraday


» Another New Crew Member Coming on Board

Posted on Mon Sep 13th, 2021 @ 7:10pm by Captain Grayson Ba'Chu in Sim Announcement

More good news to share. We have added another crew member to the manifest:

Chief Security Officer - Lieutenant T'Rin (Sable in Discord)

That brings us to a crew of six and, while it would be great to fill those last spots, I'm thinking we can start preparing for departure.

As I've said before, the Faraday is currently at Utopia Planitia readying for departure. Time to say good-bye to those you're leaving behind, make sure you have everything you need, both personally and for your department, and get your certifications in order. We'll be getting underway as soon as the reporting in JPs are finished.

Oh, and if you know someone who's looking for a sim, we're looking for:

Most Urgent:

Chief Tactical
Chief Science Officer

But also really welcome --

Chief SIGNIT
Chief Logistics and Supply
Chief Diplomatic Officer
Chief Science Officer
Chief Flight Control Officer
Chief Counselor
Chief Ship Services

Welcome T'Rin.

Captain Grayson Ba'Chu
Commanding Officer
USS Faraday


» Manifest Update

Posted on Sun Sep 12th, 2021 @ 8:08pm by Captain Grayson Ba'Chu in Sim Announcement

Have made some adjustments to the manifest including changes to the department structure and positions within the departments. For example:

- Communications and Intelligence have been combined into one department now called SIGNIT. Note that Intelligence is NOT part of Starfleet Intelligence. There is a Chief that runs the department with two Assistant Chiefs, one for Intel and one for Communications.
- Operations now has three Assistant Chief spots -- one for Sensors, one for Resource Management and one for Strategic Operations. Oh yeah - Strategic Operations has been folded into the Operations department.
- Medical and Counselor has been separated into different departments.
- Civilian Affairs is now called Ship Services with Starfleet positions for morale, chef, lounge manager and also civilian position for Reporter.
- Diplomacy includes a chaplain and a culinary specialist as well as Media Relations
- Security and Tactical are separate departments. Security includes an SCIS officer (Starfleet Criminal Intelligence Services).
- Tried to create a senior enlisted position for every department though one or two could use better names, I'm sure.

I think that's everything. Anyways, take a look around. Gives you lots of options for NPCs and hopefully, interesting choices for new players as well because, yes, we're still recruiting.

Enjoy,

Star Geek


» Welcome to our New Crew Members!

Posted on Sat Sep 11th, 2021 @ 1:52am by Captain Grayson Ba'Chu in Sim Announcement

More good news to share. We have added two more to the manifest:

First Officer - Commander Tivan (wizardbeard)
Chief Medical Officer - Lieutenant JG Antilles (Shep)

That brings us that much closer to departure with a crew of five (pause to quietly cheer and toss gummy bears about). As I have said before, the Faraday is currently at Utopia Planitia readying for departure. Time to say good-bye to those you're leaving behind, make sure you have everything you need, both personally and for your department, and get your certifications in order. We'll remain here until we have completed recruitment. Once you've posted yourself as arriving at Utopia Planitia, I'll send you a JP starter so that you can report into the Captain.

Still looking for:

Chief Security
Chief Tactical
Chief Intelligence Officer (will need an interview)
Chief Diplomatic Officer
Chief Science Officer


Welcome to you both.

Captain Grayson Ba'Chu
Commanding Officer
USS Faraday


» Welcome Aboard!

Posted on Fri Sep 3rd, 2021 @ 11:44pm by Captain Grayson Ba'Chu in Sim Announcement

Good news indeed.

Our first two department head positions have been filled:

- Lieutenant JG Evy McCauley as Chief of Operations
- Lieutenant Dovenice Baka as Chief Engineer

The Faraday is currently at Utopia Planitia readying for departure. Time to say good-bye to those you're leaving behind, make sure you have everything you need, both personally and for your department, and get your certifications in order. We'll remain here until we have completed recruitment. Once you've posted yourself as arriving at Utopia Planitia, I'll send you a JP starter so that you can report into the Captain.

Still looking for:

Chief Security/Tactical
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Intelligence Officer (will need an interview)
Chief Diplomatic Officer
Chief Science Officer
Chief of Flight Control

Welcome to you both.

Captain Grayson Ba'Chu
Commanding Officer
USS Faraday


Latest Mission Posts

» It's Only Just Begun

Mission: Preparing for the Journey
Posted on Mon Sep 20th, 2021 @ 9:54pm by Lieutenant Dovenice Baka & Captain Grayson Ba'Chu

Having just finished his meeting with his new Chief of Operations, Grayson considered the possibility of finding some breakfast, maybe at Greshak's new place, but the sound of the chime put an end to that notion. "Enter," he called out as he settled back and waited to see what the…


» Surprisingly Brief

Mission: Preparing for the Journey
Posted on Mon Sep 20th, 2021 @ 9:54pm by Captain Grayson Ba'Chu & Lieutenant JG Sarilla Antilles

The doors to turbolift one opened and out came a Klingon woman wearing a Starfleet uniform. She glanced left and then right while she smiled, or rather she tried to smile. This was the worst part of reporting aboard for a new assignment. It was reporting aboard and presenting herself…


» Our Next Chapter Begins

Mission: Those Were The Days
Posted on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 @ 5:56pm by Lieutenant JG Evy McCauley

It had been a week since they had gotten their transfer orders and to get to Mars, and a week to get from where they were to Mars. Now as their transport was hovering over the red planet, Evy looked out the window with Oriana and showed her the different…


» And So It Begins: The First Department Head Arrives

Mission: Preparing for the Journey
Posted on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 @ 5:46pm by Captain Grayson Ba'Chu & Lieutenant JG Evy McCauley

Neatly dressed with a cup of aromatic tea close at hand, Grayson Ba'Chu sat at his desk, or what would officially become his desk sometime within the next forty-eight hours, going through the latest batch of reports. There were a few meeting requests to acknowledge interspersed with logistics reports and…


» Approaching Utopia Planitia

Mission: Preparing for the Journey
Posted on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 @ 1:25am by Ensign Ryan Peck

Ensign Ryan Peck stood on deck three of the USS Integrity as it approached Utopia Planitia, watching the shipyards grow in his view as the Miranda class starship approached. The USS Integrity was only the third federation starship he had officially boarded during eight years as a member of Starfleet,…