Welcome to the USS Traveller!

“Your own life, or your band's, or even your species' might be owed to a restless few—drawn, by a craving they can hardly articulate or understand, to undiscovered lands and new worlds.”
Carl Sagan

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Towards the end of the 24th Century the Federation has fought wars, brokered peace, and gained the stability that only a warrior could dream of. Federation science advances, new colonies flourish, and Starfleet rebuilds and licks its wounds. But what advances can be made without new discovery? Without sacrifice?

For some there is a deeper desire, to see what lies on the far shore and sail beyond it to the next one. For those, a better understanding of known space, and even the shrinking remoteness of the Delta and Gamma Quadrants holds no appeal. For those restless few there is a rallying cry, a point for all who seek to sail strange forbidding seas: a new five-year mission into the unknown.

The Traveller beckons.

Using an experimental technology Starfleet intends to send a ship beyond the Galactic Barrier, and out into the darkness between galaxies. Its destination will be Messier 4, a globular cluster orbiting our very own Milky Way galaxy. Millions of unexplored stars, and strange new worlds await the brave and foolish who crew the starship Traveller. For whilst leaving this galaxy is the work of scientists and theorists, their return is far from certain. The machinery is too large to fit within a ship, and quite possibly may only work once.

And that isn’t even taking into account the fact that when map makers stop making maps, they tend to write the warning ‘Here be dragons’.

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This simulation is rated 16+






Latest News Items

» News From The Front Line

Posted on Tue Nov 21st, 2017 @ 8:33pm by Lieutenant Commander Remas McDonald in General News

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS!

Huum, didn't think I was going to go with that greeting every time, but its growing on me. Like a nice single malt. Or black mould. Any hey, time for the monthly pep talk and news bulletin type thingy.

So our very own Lieutenant Tolkath S'chqenr T'Jedf Tolkath (Who has won all the awards by fitting that many letters into a name) actually won Player Of The Month for Task Force 72, of which we are a proud member. Tolkath, buddy, come on up here and receive your giant pile of not much. Mostly bragging rights. Feel free to print this email off and put it on your car as a bumper sticker, give the cops something to ponder when they pull you over for speeding.

I assume this award was given for valiantly protecting the Traveller’s honour in glorious single combat, sure you did us proud.

Now I know things have slowed down a smidge, and by a smidge I mean we’re getting outpaced by an arthritic snail. But I have a cunning plan. A plan so cunning I could put a tail on it and call it a fox. We’re currently wrapping up some smaller JP’s, but will move into a large post where we move towards resolution and escape. There is light folks, it is coming.

You’re GM, DM or CO (The acronyms are mine, all mine! Bwuhahaha)

Andrew/Remas


» There IS A Doctor In The House

Posted on Sat Oct 21st, 2017 @ 10:02pm by Lieutenant Commander Remas McDonald in Sim Announcement

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS!

Well, this is a two for one newsletter thing-a-me-bob, so here goes. We have a new writer joining us playing the role of Lieutenant Colette Bache-Gabrielsen, our new CMO. No doubt they will come to realise that we're all accident prone goobers who will all die horrible deaths befitting only the poorest Red Shirts.

(And who says Doctors can't get to the centre seat, attrition is an option people.)

Either way welcome! Anything you hear from these folks are horrible scandalous lies.

And this also marks our 6th writer in the ensemble cast of Travellers.

We are by the tenants of the Bravofleet bylaws allowed to call ourselves an active sim. Which I assume means we get covered in a cloth and left in a warm place to double in size before we're made into croissants or something. We were active before, we're active now, and I couldn't be more pleased of the lot of you.

Expect you.

You know who you are.

;)

Your benevolent overlord,

Andrew AKA The Space Gypsy.


Latest Mission Posts

» From This Distant Shore, To The Next

Mission: 1: These Are The Voyages...
Posted on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 @ 3:07pm by Lieutenant Commander Remas McDonald

Somewhere, out there in the vast nothingness that is space, a politician was giving a speech.

It had huge words in it, great words, with vast meanings and elegant complexity that made him sound like a sage speaking before the masses. In reality, the real sages were the offices of…


» Loose Ends And Quantum Mechanics

Mission: 1: These Are The Voyages...
Posted on Thu Dec 7th, 2017 @ 4:57pm by Lieutenant Commander Remas McDonald & Lieutenant Arivek Zhuri & Lieutenant Victor Reynolds & Lieutenant Tolkath S’chqenr T’Jedf Tolkath ~ Sc.D & Ensign Shadi Zatra & Lesai Tolkath

Unlike most Federation starships, the conference room was just for that: meetings. It was a place to sit, discuss, and come to an agreement all parties could agree to. It’s seating was ergonomically suitable for most humanoid, and some non-humanoid species, and the lights able to shift hue to be…


» Loose Ends on Ice

Mission: 1: These Are The Voyages...
Posted on Tue Nov 28th, 2017 @ 12:02am by Ensign Shadi Zatra & Master Warrant Officer Tsabina

Shadi pounded against the forcefield, then pulled her fist back with a hiss. It was blackened and singed from repeated pounding.

"I said get me the famine out of here!" Shadi yelled. "This corpse has almost turned into a full Klingon and I might be next!"

Buck naked, though still…


» A Fistful of Assholes

Mission: 1: These Are The Voyages...
Posted on Mon Nov 27th, 2017 @ 1:42am by Ensign Shadi Zatra

The Security team arrived first. Shadi had stood vigil over the bodies of Gark and his murderer, arms crossed and mouth twisted in a snarl. It had been some doing hauling Gark's body up from the bottom of the camshaft, and yet when she had climbed back to the top,…


» Further questions, A few more answers and Mystery yet abounds

Mission: 1: These Are The Voyages...
Posted on Sat Nov 25th, 2017 @ 11:42pm by Lieutenant Tolkath S’chqenr T’Jedf Tolkath ~ Sc.D & Lieutenant Commander Remas McDonald & Lieutenant Victor Reynolds

[ON]

[Sickbay]

Twenty minutes later Tolkath returned with the results. "Petty Officer Burke has a virus." He announced "One that is not naturally occurring, one that has been artificially modified to simulate human DNA. This is because Burke is not Human, he is a Klingon. " He announced this with…


Latest Personal Logs

» Mission Day 5, Enroute To Messier 4

Posted on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 @ 3:28pm by Lieutenant Commander Remas McDonald

So...we made it.

We have left behind the Milky Way galaxy, and whilst I can hear the groaning of my astronomy lecturers at the phrasing, it's apt. We're now on the wrong side of the Galactic Barrier, and so far no sign that any of the crew have manifested any…