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 25th 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 18+





Latest News Items

» Bravo Fleet Survey 2018

Posted on Sun Apr 29th, 2018 @ 10:09pm by Captain Remas McDonald in Sim Announcement

Greeting and Salutations!

It's a little weird writing this, given how we've set up the sim. Yes, we are a part of Bravo Fleet, and quite a happy little vassal if I'm a judge of anything. But once in a while, I am reminded that we are part of not only the Fleet but of Task Force 72: winner of the most direly wanted acronym name 4 years running.

To that end I have been asked, as your sim CO, to ask if you would all take 5 minutes out of your day to fill out this survey: Bravo Fleet Community Survey 2018 .

This is not just make work, but a way for us to have a voice in the direction this player base takes. And whilst a lot of what we see in the survey will not impact us, apart from the idea we could wrap a new fleet around the Traveller, I'm sure I'm not the only one on another sim. So please, take a moment and look at the survey. It's anonymous and confidential, and it's just a way to make sure all our thoughts and opinions are heard.

Thank you for your time.

Andrew Wincott
Space Bard.

PS: Task 72's acronym is Sector Exploration and Necessary Tactical Interdiction Near Enemy Lines (S.E.N.T.I.N.E.L.). I have a feeling Marvel's lawyers will be in contact with us one day about that.


» News From The Front Line

Posted on Wed Nov 22nd, 2017 @ 2:33am by Captain 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 Sun Oct 22nd, 2017 @ 3:02am by Captain 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

» A Promise, Semi-Kept

Mission: 3: Myriad Problems
Posted on Wed Jun 6th, 2018 @ 9:23am by Lieutenant Dazreena Kal

There was truth to the saying that doctors make terrible patients. It didn't help that Rena basically had to wake her "doctor" like she promised. She stood over Merzel's pod, staring at his peaceful expression for a moment, the window making his skin paler than it seemed, before starting the…


» The Avalanche Approaches

Mission: 3: Myriad Problems
Posted on Wed Jun 6th, 2018 @ 3:27am by Lieutenant Arivek Zhuri & Captain Remas McDonald

Remas walked into main engineering with a limp and in his sweats. It was enough of an out of character event that one crewman stopped in his tracks, frowned at Remas, and pursed his lips to speak.

"No need to fret, got struck by inspiration and need to trundle some…


» 99 problems, but computer access isn't one of them...

Mission: 3: Myriad Problems
Posted on Tue Jun 5th, 2018 @ 10:03pm by Captain Remas McDonald & Lieutenant JG Daani Black

Of all the insufferable, pain in the ass, stuck up, fucking stupid...

Daani growled and slammed a solid punch into the bag in front of her. After leaving engineering she'd spent less than half a second before returning to her quarters and changing out of the uniform that had caused…


» First Contact For Dummies: Volume 4

Mission: 3: Myriad Problems
Posted on Tue Jun 5th, 2018 @ 1:21am by Lieutenant JG Fal'twip Ru'fiz & Lieutenant JG Shadi Zatra & Lieutenant JG Daani Black

Fal'twip nudged the isolinear rod back into place, and with a loud 'clack' of surging current, the room's holo emitters glowed to life. The room itself was mostly bare, save for the barest essentials of a desk and a few chairs. The walls were still marked by the shadowed outlines…


» Suspicion and security clearances

Mission: 3: Myriad Problems
Posted on Sat Jun 2nd, 2018 @ 12:59am by Lieutenant Arivek Zhuri & Lieutenant JG Daani Black

"I'm looking for Lieutenant Zhuri?" Daani asked the first engineer she came across once she'd stepped through the doors of main engineering, only to receive a grunt and a wave in the general direction of the offices before the jumpsuited engineer scurried off without a backward glance.

Engineers were the…


Latest Personal Logs

» Mission Day 5, Enroute To Messier 4

Posted on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 @ 9:28pm by Captain 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…