Welcome to the USS Crazy Horse!

The past twenty years have been difficult. Voyager was presumed lost only to return triumphantly in 2378. The Dominion War, which ended in 2375, involved major powers in both the Alpha and Gamma Quadrant and was marked by massive military and civilian casualties though arguably none more so than the Cardassian Empire. And then in 2387, the Hobus star exploded in a supernova threatening the entire galaxy. Two planets, Romulus and Remus, are destroyed.

The year is 2394. In the Northern Expanse, the political dynamics have changed considerably. The Ferengi and Tzenkethi, seeing a chance to expand their own interests, have become more active and with Romulan attention focused almost exclusively inward, the area along its border has become a hot zone for pirate activity. The Federation has earmarked the Expanse for renewed colonization efforts.

The USS Crazy Horse, a Luna Class vessel, is well suited for this initiative. Commander Sidonie Ysayne is given command and ordered to take the Crazy Horse into the expanse. New worlds must be identified and the area rendered safe for colonial traffic. With talk of Tzenkethi incursions, an uptick in pirate raids, and a new faction intent on keeping colonists out, it's a big job.

Interested?

The tales we'll tell on board the USS Crazy Horse center on exploration and discovery with a campaign approach that invites players to do what they do best. Share their lives and adventures -- both personal and professional. So ... are you interested in life on the frontier? Want to explore strange new worlds and have a hand in their creation? Love subplots and characterization? Have a character that's just a bit different than the norm?

Then the USS Crazy Horse might just be the place for you. After successful completion of its shakedown cruise, the ship is docked at Starbase 614 awaiting the arrival of its first crew. Crew that sign before the start of the first mission are considered Plank Owners (an old naval tradition that means you are a member of the original crew).




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Latest News Items

» Pegasus Fleet Monthly Meeting

Posted on Sun Feb 16th, 2020 @ 10:50pm by Commander Sidonie Ysayne in General News

Interesting Tidbits from the Pegasus Fleet Monthly Meeting

This is not a complete transcript. It's mostly the interesting bits that I ferreted out from the meeting. If you didn't already know, the fleet has a monthly meeting that everyone is welcome to attend. You have to join the Pegasus Fleet Discord Server (which is busy so be warned) and then at the right date and time, enter #meeting.

On to the tidbits.




Project Khitomer on 22 February 2020 at 3:00 PM GMT/10:00 AM EST.

Discord: https://discord.gg/m4XF6Pp
Website: https://www.project-khitomer.com/

For those who aren’t familiar with Project Khitomer, the event was started last year as a way for members of the simming community to put aside any differences in Fleet affiliation and come together for a day of fun and discussion. Last year we had a really strong turnout from Pegasus Fleet, and I hope we can do so again this year.

Pegasus Fleet members will be leading panels on Character Creation and Clicking in a Clique at 8:00pm GMT and 10:00 pm GMT respectively, and one at 5:00 pm GMT on Writing Mysteries and Twists.




Fleet Operations Report

Posting numbers stayed strong in the month of January. Almost every Task Force beat their six month average, and the fleet as a whole averaged 2.58 Posts per Player. Good work to everyone and to the effort you’ve shown! I am quite proud of the work everyone is putting into their sims and the activity that we have going on throughout the Fleet.

Highest post count and best PPP, USS Astraea with 91 posts and 7.58 PPP! Runner up, USS Dreadnought with 47 posts! An honorable mention to USS Oracle for being only two posts behind at 45!

Runner ups for best post per player count -- USS Oracle and USS Pennsylvania at who both hit 4.50 PPP!

CO's NOTE: We started toward the end of January. So for the ten days we were operational, we did 10 posts with an average post per player of 1.25. This comes straight from the Nova software.




Resources Report

Department staff have been keeping a close eye on the new Picard series, not only for our own entertainment, but also to find out what new resources and world-building information is being added to the Trek canon. We will be embarking on a “reconciliation” project in the next few months to help folks understand how this new content fits into our storytelling in Pegasus Fleet. (Note: This may mean some retconning of our sim and community canons as we adapt to what’s being revealed with the new series.)

As always, we are here to help you. If you have any questions, thoughts, ideas, or concerns you would like addressed, contact Rear Admiral Virtam directly at pfdr@pegasusfleet.net or on Discord (@RADM D’era Virtam (Resources)).

CO's NOTE: Canon is murky business and often a hot-button topic. What do I mean by murky? Define canon - is the tv series? movies? books? animated series? What about Abrams versus Roddenbery? And then, there's canon for a ship and canon set at the task force level. It presents challenges.

Choosing to ignore canon makes posting between sims impossible (course, I have no idea how that would work so ... its probably unlikely at this point in any case). In the case of Picard, the main story is in 2399 (five years in our future) but the backstory involves events from 2385 -- and that would be part of our history. I'll keep watch on this going forward.

CO's SECOND NOTE: And no, Jasmine, no word yet on our specifications.




Academy

First of all, huge congratulations to @SteveClaypole|AtreusCO from the USS Atreus, @Kai|UlyssesCO from the USS Ulysses and @Star Geek |Crazy Horse CO from the USS Crazy Horse who all graduated from the Academy in January. I can’t wait to see where your adventures take you within the Fleet.

The Commanding Officers' course in undergoing a rewrite - the first module is done and being tested. Amethyst is at work on the second module.

If you have suggestions for specialised courses that you’d like to see the Academy run, please, again, either message me here on Discord or mail me at academy@pegasusfleet.net

They are looking at creating department-specific courses that would be voluntary for anyone interested in taking one.




A Word From the Furry Overlord

Ladies and Gentlemen, aliens, species and other assorted walking lunchables.

I have one bit of news that I would like to add, scary I know since usually I am at work or these meetings are way too early in down under land.

There is one amongst us that, following talks with the rest of the Admiralty has been selected for something...dun dun dunnnnn

This person has been part of Pegasus Fleet for a number of years in a variety of capacities, roles, duties and requirements. Instrumental in the development of areas within the fleet, leadership of departments but in addition to all of this has found the time to run a simm non-stop through it all. Being a CO is a challenge, more so for some than others. Being a leader is a challenge in and of itself. We are all people with lives, diving into our imagination to create something for others to enjoy.

Much to his no doubt surprise, since all of this was kept secret from him since it wouldn't be a surprise otherwise, to Alex our PFCO.
Alex has been a member of the fleet for many, many years rising up the ranks and titles to ultimately join the Admiralty in 2011. He rose to the position of PFCO in 2014 and has continued to run 332. Being a figurehead of a collection of like-minded individuals, a fleet, a community is difficult. It is difficult because every action is looked upon, every choice subject to scrutiny. It is impossible to please all and Alex has tried his level best to do what he can, as he can with his free time while making sure that he has time to dedicate to his simms playerbase.

Sometimes its difficult to log on to a torrent of private messages, a score of emails, never knowing what disaster or issue might be waiting, or if graced by luck, everything is a-ok.

So, because I am the Fearless, all mighty, claw armed Furry Overlord and grace you all with a limited amount of time before I claw you or you buy me off with 'gifts' or I eat you. I have the following to say.

As Pegasus Fleet Executive Officer, I hereby promote Admiral Quinn with the support of the Admiralty to the rank of Fleet Admiral. Effective...right about now.

Through everything Alex has remained a constant in the fleet, a voice, a driving force and a leader in every respect in trying to make the fleet better for everyone. Alex, without you helping the community in the ways that you do then Pegasus Fleet would not be the fleet that it is today. No you don't get a new office, yes you get extra work and no I'm not paying you for it.

Congratulations, Fleet Admiral Quinn.




I'd like to wish someone a very Happy Birthday Today
SOmeone who has worked very hard and tirelessly despite also being a mother and a person of good repute to the Fleet. I have had a wonderful time in association with @Rear Admiral Niamh Devane and despite any prior engagements or disagreements, we have always come out on top for the better as friends. Thank you, Rear Admiral, and I hope i haven't embarrassed or broken any trust by wishing this publically, but Happy Birthday!

CO's NOTE: As I'm copy/pasting this stuff from a busy chat window, the "I" is a whole lot of people. The important part is the information. If you want to know who said what, I believe the entirety of the meeting remains available throughout the month.




If anyone has any questions or comments between now and the next meeting, don’t hesitate to send them my way. I can always be contacted at pfco@pegasusfleet.net as well as here on Discord. And if I am not available, I encourage you to reach out to Admiral S’iraa as well. We can both be reached at pfcommand@pegasusfleet.net as well as @PFCommand on Discord.
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I’ll leave you all with this: “To err is human, and to blame it on a computer is even more so.” Thank you.




That's it for this month.
Upcoming is the Monthly Report which should appear in your In-Boxes around the 1st of March.

Star Geek

aka

Cmdr. Sidonie Ysayne
Commanding Officer
USS Crazy Horse


» Monthly Report #1 - January 2020

Posted on Thu Jan 30th, 2020 @ 5:35pm by Commander Sidonie Ysayne in Weekly Report

Just finished the monthly report to the fleet, so numbers (alien things) are swimming about in my mind. Thought I'd share them with you in the hope that it will also purge them from my mind!

Finished (and passed) the COAL course on 18 January 2020
Greenlit to begin recruiting on 22 January 2020
Received the magic number of 6 crew members on 29 January 2020
(with one waiting, Navy Vet)
Total number of posts for January: 9

There! That's done.

Housekeeping
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Please remember to fill out the fields in your posts -- title, location, and the all important timeline. The format for timeline is:

Stardate YYYYMM.DD - HHMM
(with HHMM being a twenty-four hour clock)

At the end of the post, please remember to include the signature block for everyone who contributed to the post. If you aren't sure what that is, here's mine as an example:

Cmdr. Sidonie Ysayne
Commanding Officer
USS Crazy Horse

Current Events
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* At the moment, everyone is reporting in and getting settled on the ship. As part of the on-boarding process, you will need to be seen by medical. You will also need to be sure that your weapon certification is up to date (that would be security) and if you are rated as a pilot, that you are uptodate there too. Now we don't have a flight control officer at present so you can do with that as you will -- even if it's just a passing note in a post.

* Once everyone is aboard and settled in, the mission will start.

Devious Mindset
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I used to be a DM in table top games where I created campaigns, dropped breadcrumbs, and did what I could to keep things interesting. And believe me, when you sit around a table with your players, you know when they get bored. All of that means a couple of things:

1. I rely on all of you so talk to me. I'm wide open to possibilities that i can thread into a mission. For example, your bio has your best friend serving time for a crime he didn't commit. Since our first mission will take us to a penal colony, why not add that in? Reach out and we'll talk it through. Just remember golden rule #1. Surprise everyone else but NOT the Captain. My job is to juggle all the story possibilities so that we're all on the same page and things make sense.

2. Golden Rule #2: In-Character Actions Have In-Character Consequences. If you decide to have a fist fight with another player in the Mess Hall, guaranteed security will show up, you'll face the XO, and if it's warranted, a record will be made (and to make it fun for everyone, flesh out the characters, that will show up on the awards page on the site). The reverse is also true. Do something amazing and you'll be rewarded, may even get promoted.

3. I drop breadcrumbs and leave threads dangling deliberately. Those will get picked up in later missions. However, I'm completely human and I do make mistakes. So, if I miss a thread I left dangling, please let me know. I like that what we do has an impact on the world around us, consequences if you will. If you want to add in your own threads, reach out. I'm always willing to talk plot and subplot ideas.

4. I find ideas everywhere including your bios. So, the more information you have in your personal and professional history, the more possibilities there are for me to work with. I would just ask that if you want to add things, let me or the XO know first.

Two Missions
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There will always be two missions open. Always.

And So It Begins: This is the one where we write about coming on board and settling in. This mission is finite - it will end and another will take its place.

Sum of Our Experiences: This one stays open forever. It comes from an idea I found on the Pegasus Wiki. It's a place for you to stretch your creative wings. Tell us stories of your life before Starfleet. Share the highs and lows of your life. Help us to see your character as more than the position he or she holds.

Finally
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I'm really glad you are all here. Delighted that we will be writing the ship's adventures together and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.

Star Geek
aka

Cmdr. Sidonie Ysayne
Commanding Officer
USS Crazy Horse


Latest Mission Posts

» Getting a Glimpse

Mission: And So It Begins
Posted on Fri Jan 31st, 2020 @ 8:32pm by

Today was the day. Elisha had had a couple of days of leave time before having to report, and he’d spent them on Starbase 614. Now, however, that was all coming to an end. Now, he was inside the small confines of one of the Starbase’s tiny shuttlepods crossing over…


» Meeting the CO [Chief of Security/Tactical]

Mission: And So It Begins
Posted on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 @ 1:25pm by Lieutenant JG Lae'Or Tahlin & Commander Sidonie Ysayne

Since taking command only an hour and a half ago, Sidonie was already well into the process of settling into her new command. The color scheme chosen for the Ready Room had been a hard-fought discussion that balanced the Invernian belief that color came from emotion and nature rather than…


» Coming on Board (XO)

Mission: And So It Begins
Posted on Thu Jan 30th, 2020 @ 2:58am by Lieutenant Commander Alvar Othran

It was a standard day on board Starbase 614. Various people moved here and there as they went about their various tasks.

One Starfleet officer in particular approached the docking port leading to a Luna-class ship, the U.S.S. Crazy Horse. He drew a few glances his way, which didn't surprise…


» A Ship in Harbor

Mission: And So It Begins
Posted on Wed Jan 29th, 2020 @ 8:25pm by Commander Sidonie Ysayne

Two officers stand on an oval-shaped bridge. Neither fits the brochure image of a starship captain and in one case, the standard misconception is actually true. He is an engineer with years upon years of experience. He stands 6'1" tall, broad-shouldered, with a mane of curly gray hair, rough calloused…


» Exploring new opportunities

Mission: And So It Begins
Posted on Thu Jan 30th, 2020 @ 2:58am by Lieutenant JG Jasmine Langtree

[ON]

Jasmine had left the Intrepid after three years of service. She hated flying but the passenger ship was surprisingly stable. The young human woman was a fleeter and as such was embarrassed by her motion sickness but she was coping well. She had found out her sister Lily was…


Latest Personal Logs

» Thrusters In Station Keeping

Posted on Sun Feb 16th, 2020 @ 3:37am by Lieutenant JG Salynn Oram

It didn't look like a department head's office at the moment. In fact, it didn't look like an office at all. That's because there was a greasy, half fused thruster valve from a Type 10 shuttlecraft strewn across the desk. The woman behind the desk looked like a mechanic, with…