Welcome to the USS Vesta!







"The simple hearth is the true center of our universe." - Masanobu Fukuoka

Welcome to the USS Vesta.

The year is 2394. In the past half-century, the Federation has experienced more profound changes than it has at almost any other point in its two-hundred-and-thirty year history. There have been challenges along the way. However, Federation policy makers hope to once again look outward toward scientific exploration and diplomatic cooperation, to be a stabilizing presence as the dawn of a new century draws near.

The USS Vesta, a Vesta-class vessel under the command of Captain Aviram Drell, was designed for that very purpose. Having been created with the very best that Starfleet has to offer, the Vesta has already made her mark on history. Her continuing mission: to explore, to forge new relationships, and to carry the torch, lighting the way for those who follow.


Latest News Items

» New Chief Engineer - Lieutenant Commander Renee Salchin

Posted on Mon Nov 25th, 2019 @ 5:01am by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Lieutenant Commander Renee Salchin to the USS Vesta! The commander joins us as chief engineering officer. Check out the commander's bio to learn more about her.

Welcome aboard, commander! We look forward to writing with you.

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


» USS Vesta Monthly Report - October 2019

Posted on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 @ 4:06pm by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

I cannot begin to say how pleased I am with the way our members are connecting with one another both in- and out-of-character. Their respect for each other, for their characters, and for the ideas they each bring to the table has made our storytelling together a much more enjoyable experience for everyone. This is perhaps most evident in the relative number and overall quality of joint mission posts that are being written on our sim. It seems clear this is where our current group of writers really shine.

That said, our progress has continued to be slow, but steady as we moved into our new episode this month. I'm sure there are some who would argue our post counts could be higher, however, the quality of our engagement has consistently been good. We currently have three joint mission posts actively being worked on that are helping move the primary mission plot forward. Where I think we can stand to grow is in the area of side plots and secondary storylines. It is my hope that, over the next couple of months, we will be able to encourage folks in this kind of development.

Another area of growth for our sim is recruitment. Commander Zachary, our executive officer, has been an invaluable resource in this regard. Not only is she a strong post writer, she also makes a point of reaching out to new players and helping build our community, efforts which have really helped solidify our current team of writers. We did, regretfully, lose a player this month to general inactivity. However, we were able to welcome two new folks to our team - Lieutenant Wendell and Colonel Mr'isarr. I am looking forward to the perspectives and ideas they will contribute to our shared storytelling moving forward.

This month's nomination for Pegasus Fleet's Post of the Month is "Well, That Escalated Quickly" by Commander Temperance Zachary, Lieutenant Daisuke Hafan, Lieutenant Ibem Zehl, & Ensign Naloh. You can read the post by clicking here.

Thank you all for your hard work this month!

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


» New Marine Detachment Commanding Officer - Colonel Mr'isarr

Posted on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 @ 3:47pm by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Colonel Mr'isarr to the USS Vesta! The colonel joins us as marine detachment commanding officer. Check out the colonel's bio to learn more about him.

Welcome aboard, colonel! We look forward to writing with you.

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


» New Deputy Chief Science Officer - Lieutenant Luther Wendell

Posted on Fri Oct 25th, 2019 @ 3:44am by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Lieutenant Luther Wendell to the USS Vesta! The lieutenant joins us as deputy chief of the Science department. Check out the lieutenant’s bio to learn more about him.

Welcome aboard, lieutenant! We look forward to writing with you.

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


» USS Vesta Monthly Report - September 2019

Posted on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 @ 3:40am by Captain Aviram Drell in Sim Announcement

Greetings,

It has been a busy month for many of our players. Despite this, we managed to complete eight mission posts and make the transition to our next episode, "Samaritan". We are looking forward to exploring this story more deeply as we move into October.

In addition to these activities, the command staff has been reaching out on a case-by-case basis to individuals who have expressed some interest in the sim. These conversations are ongoing.

This month's nomination for Pegasus Fleet's Post of the Month is "A Camel Walks Into The XO's Office... No, Really!" by Commander Temperance Zachary & Lieutenant Daisuke Hafan, 3rd Tribe of Bon-Hwa. You can read the post by clicking here.

Thank you all for your hard work this month!

Respectfully,

Captain Aviram Drell
Commanding Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)

Commander Temperance Zachary
Executive Officer
USS Vesta (NX-94200)


Latest Mission Posts

» Good Morning Starshine!

Mission: Episode 04: "Tempest"
Posted on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 @ 10:11pm by Commander Temperance Zachary & Captain Aviram Drell

ON: [[Ready Room, USS Vesta, Mission Day 01, TBD Hours]]

Down time was over and Temperance was back on the Vesta, back in uniform and back on duty. The time off had been nice, but she was glad to be back. Despite the ability to get back to nature, it…


» Mistaken Identity

Mission: Episode 04: "Tempest"
Posted on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 @ 5:30pm by Lieutenant Commander Batu Ra-Ejine MD & Lieutenant Harlow Launceston MD

Even though she wasn't meant to start her duty shift for another hour or so, Harlow had decided to go in early to finish unpacking the deliveries that had come in late the previous day. Mr'isarr had been called in early, something about a meeting, it sounded important and she…


» Warm Welcomes and Looming Shadows

Mission: Episode 04: "Tempest"
Posted on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 @ 5:27pm by Lieutenant Commander Batu Ra-Ejine MD & Commander Temperance Zachary

Temperance was standing in the transporter room waiting. She had received the notificiation that the Chief Medical Officer had been able to meet them after all, and she wanted to be there when he arrived to welcome him.

Glancing around the room, she tried to suppress a shudder. Even though…


» A Friendly Drink

Mission: Episode 04: "Tempest"
Posted on Tue Jul 28th, 2020 @ 1:12pm by Lieutenant Cor Cordale & Commander Temperance Zachary

The Hearthstone lounge was always an inviting place. As the hearth was the true center of the universe, the hearthstone lounge was the center of the ship, a place filled with crew just being themselves, even more so since the return from shore leave. Now the crew gathered to share…


» Delivery Drama

Mission: Episode 04: "Tempest"
Posted on Tue Jul 21st, 2020 @ 12:54pm by Lieutenant Harlow Launceston MD & Lieutenant JG Zerin Rolfe

"You'll need to count the inventory, sign here and return the PaDD to us Ma'am," the PaDD was shoved toward her before she could even respond. Before taking it, she clenched one small hand into a fist and drew in a deep breath, taking the PaDD.

"I know the drill,"…


Latest Personal Logs

» Captain's Log - Stardate 70636.3

Posted on Fri Aug 9th, 2019 @ 4:57am by Captain Aviram Drell

||Mission 01 (Vestral Hearth), Day 01, 0620 Hours
||Ready Room, USS Vesta

Captain's log, stardate 70636.3. We arrived at Starbase Montgomery late yesterday. The primary purpose of our visit is to take on personnel and supplies, though I have also decided to grant a few day's shoreleave to the crew.…