Welcome to the USS Hera NCC-79010
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"
-Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
"Pain of the heart makes pain of the body seem trivial in comparison."
-Azmaria Post (1980-)
After the USS Bonchune was refit and renamed the USS Hera, she was placed in a science and reconnaissance role across the Federation. That's the 'official' mission. The actual mission is a much more sinister and top secret affair that no one on board, not even the Captain herself, yet fathoms the complexities of.
Now that the Hera has undergone yet another refit supervised by Starfleet Intel using technology they're not happy letting be public knowledge, what dark and sinister secrets will the crew of the Hera discover as they embark on their new missions? What will it cost them? And most importantly, will they survive with their sanity intact?
Join Captain Enalia Telvan and her crew as they travel the stars under the command of the Hera's senior staff and her many experienced officers, as they discover the secrets of deep space.
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Latest News Items
Posted on Tue Feb 21st, 2017 @ 2:08am by Captain Enalia Telvan in General News
Hello everyone! So we all know what oddball equipment everyone has and there are no future surprises, I've added a space in the character bios so we're all on the same page. Please add in any unusual items your character has or uses regularly in this space. I've added the Captain's items already as an example.
Here are a few examples:
- bladed weapons or custom armaments
- unique features or customizations
- somewhat unique computer tech
- ships, etc...
- large booze collections
Posted on Sun Feb 12th, 2017 @ 2:15am by Captain Enalia Telvan in General News
As you may have noticed, the new mission "Cardassian Mayhem" has been activated. Please wrap up any posts from "Refit Rondo" at your earliest convenience and begin any new posts after launch in the new mission.
On a more personal note, thank you for letting me guide you through a story from the darkest depths of my mind. I promise this will be a mission to remember.
Posted on Mon Jan 30th, 2017 @ 8:13am by Captain Enalia Telvan in Website Update
Some of you may see a new font setup on the Hera. (If you don't, hold down Ctrl and press F5.) This was done due to possible visibility issues for people with poor eyes or other visual difficulties. If there are comments, complaints, or spam about it, please PM me. The new font is a google API font called Aldrich. The upper menu and dashboard as well as the sidebar menus are all still the same Trek font for immersion reasons.
Posted on Sat Jan 28th, 2017 @ 4:56pm by Captain Enalia Telvan in Sim Announcement
The Hera is coming back!
Due to the lack of writing because of my failing health, we're ending 'Romulan Brainwashing' and beginning our next mission 'Refit Rondo'. Please see below for the updated timeline and please feel free to write backposts in relation to this timeline.
- 'Romulan Brainwashing'
While several of the crew were kidnapped and brainwashed by the giant roach people, including the Captain, what they didn't count on was that two joined crew were also taken and the brainwashing didn't take, giving those two full knowledge of what was going on.
They were able to discover the chemical brainwashing system in place and recover the rest of the controlled crew while at the same time backtracking the Romulan warbird in question. Maintenance had been neglected and though the D'deridex attacked immediately, the Hera was easily able to cripple the ship and after demanding they surrender, they blew up their own ship rather than talk.
This caused some extra damage to the Hera so while they hid in a nearby nebula and performed repairs, they continued with their resupply mission of other ships in the area, including the USS Katana. Shortly after the Katana resupplied, there was an incident in the computer core that crippled the ship. Being from a physically separate dimension, the Katana's parts were all slightly different on a quantum level, thus leading to incompatibility with parts created in this universe - even ones made in her own industrial replicators.
During the evacuation of the Katana, Several more EPS conduits exploded, rendering the spaceframe itself unusable and once the Hera had beamed off as much as they could of the previously transferred resupply, the ship was scuttled before the antimatter finished destabilizing.
This caused some minor damage to the Hera's Port nacelle and she was forced to limp back to the Sol system at warp 4.8 for massive repairs. Starfleet Intelligence, rather than just replacing the broken bits, decided that the Hera needed a proper refit and scheduled her for immediate refitment with their newest technologies, including completely replacing the tactical pod with an intel pod, completely new nacelles, and new armor plating which created a sensor scattering and dampening system when polarized. Other upgrades include new navigational deflector systems, half of engineering being upgraded, and the computer cores being swapped out for modern systems that the Hera was already scheduled for at her next refit.
While the refit is underway, most crew are staying at the various facilities of the Utopia Planitia Fleetyards. Several are assisting with the refit and while there are delays, both crews of the Hera and Katana are encouraged to take some time off to visit friends and family. Many of both crews will be assigned to the fresh launch of the Hera, while others are being reassigned to other commands at their request.
Captain Enalia Telvan, CO USS Hera
Captain Farenia Meowlith, CO USS Katana
Posted on Tue Oct 11th, 2016 @ 4:16am by Captain Enalia Telvan in Sim Announcement
As many of you may know, my health isn't the best and hasn't been very cooperative lately. Due to this and other issues, I've decided to place the Hera in Narrative status for now so I can focus on real life and dedicate what little time I have to my other command, the USS Katana.
What does this mean for the Hera crew and our wonderful writers? For now, the plot is on hold. You can continue writing character development as you like. We'll just be in a holding pattern of the ship resupplying other smaller ships and scanning random things in the JFS47 stellar nursery. Yes, people have still been kidnapped and returned, but without any solid leads, the plot will not advance for now.
How long will this be? That I can't say. For now I'm going to aim to get things moving again early next year, that way we can all try to get through the cold weather and the holidays without worries.
Thank you for your understanding.
Cpt Enalia Telvan
Latest Mission Posts
Ouch. That was the word that kept coming to Mal's mind as he tried to stretch. For some reason his muscles were extremely tense and tight. He had knots in his back, shoulders, and neck. He wasn't really sure what specific thing had him all tied up in knots, literally,…
Daytona didn't really have an official shift. In theory he had work to complete. Clio had asked him to review some intelligence reports and give her his thoughts on them and help her decide what was worth bringing to Enalia and Mal's attention. He'd gone over everything, prepared a report…
Standing in shuttlebay two, the team's gear had just been released from quarantine. His armor looked like it had been put through the meat grinder. "Well fuck." one of the support craft deck hands carted over his 'equipment' visibly gagging and trying not to breathe, the smell was rancid; Old…
Enalia and Aewia were off at a holographic gazebo enjoying ice cream smoothies in wine glasses and giggling about nonsensical things in Starfleet as Maica III guided the holographic kitchen staff in their setup of the dinner table for their guests. The setting today was a small mountain villa at…
It was late, or early, Nexi could never really tell the difference after a while. She leaned back in her chair and stretched, then rubbed her eyes as she tried to focus on the console before her, the orange and green glow from the Ferengi console blurring as her eyes…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Thu Mar 2nd, 2017 @ 6:26pm by Lieutenant T'Pral Jordan
I am unsure of how to begin. The recent loss of three security officers on an away mission has caused me to rethink the training and readiness of my department aboard the Hera. I will have to increase their hand to hand and melee training as they appear to rely…
Posted on Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 @ 1:12am by Lieutenant Commander Eneas Clio
I was just getting use to the Katana. I even had friends. Sure, I had too much work to do and way more responsibilities than Starfleet had any right to give to one person, but it was finally home. Like I'd been adrift for the past three decades and had…
Posted on Wed Feb 17th, 2016 @ 2:01pm by Commander Sinek
The personal log of Lieutenant Commander Sinek
In an interview today with Petty Officer Takethen, I was caused to reflect upon my own logic. This logic dealt with life and death. My logical stance has always been if something is dead, it should remain dead. For all other living around,…
Posted on Mon May 11th, 2015 @ 4:14am by Captain Enalia Telvan
Captain's log, stardate... I forgot again. Computer, just put a time stamp on this your damned self...
Today was the memorial. Twenty nine people. If Angel hadn't been there, I wouldn't have made it through that eulogy. There's so much I want to say... need to say... but it won't…
Posted on Fri May 8th, 2015 @ 7:27pm by Commander Angelica Fairchild
I never signed up to be a command level officer. Didn't go through all that fancy command school training. I mean, sure. I wanted to command a ship someday, but doesn't everyone in Starfleet? I just figured it would be way on down the line as far as my career…