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-)

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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.

All Walks of Life Safe Haven

Latest News Items

» Official Relaunch

Posted on Sat Sep 1st, 2018 @ 12:07pm by Captain Enalia Telvan in Sim Announcement

First of all, I want to thank everyone for all their support over the past month or so. Everything you've done has been greatly appreciated and I look forward to exploring the future of the Hera with all of you.

Second offf, today is our official relaunch day. It's been an emotional road and I've gotten some good counseling for what happened that led to the closure of the Hera, but today is a day for celebration! Today we start putting out all those posts we've been backlogging! The First Officer and I have a schedule of posts that are going to go out and the goal is to get all the current posts out by the end of the 14th so we can start the next mission on the 15th. An OOC document detailing post order for those posts will be put out shortly so everyone knows the chronological order of the posts so they get posted in the same order. If you have a post not on there, please add it and indicate if it's finished or not.

Third off, a bit of an administrative note... Anyone that is not part of a post by the 14th will be assumed to not be an active writer and will be dropped from the Hera. This should be fair as the time period for this includes the posts we've been working on the past few weeks and the ones we'll be able to write over the next two weeks.

Lastly, where are we in the story? When we left off, we had just arrived at the Artan Family Orbital Fortress for shore leave and resupply. What does this fortress look like? Well, it's a 140km wide platform with a half globe clear dome over it. The center pillar is a silver castle. The platform has lakes, forests, hot springs, horse riding racks, a beach... Imagine Risa but in a snowglobe. There are massive support structures hanging below it in a city-like manner, but the crystal and silver castle and grounds surrounding it are the main attraction. In Enalia's bio there's a painting I did of it - not the best, but it should give you a visual idea of the scale (there's a tiny Hera on the right side).

Anyway, after the two weeks of shore leave and a LOT of crew transfers, Starfleet Intel Command has a new assignment for us. Hera, the goddess, is pissed off for some reason and harrassing people across the galaxy with her minions. She's been tracked down and we're being sent to find out what her problem is and deal with it.

On the 15th please look forward to the next exciting mission! Hera v Hera!

Captain Enalia Telvan
USS Hera NCC-79010

» Major Update

Posted on Thu Aug 16th, 2018 @ 11:31am by Captain Enalia Telvan in Website Update

The SWA custom version of nova, and thus the Hera, has been updated from 2.3.2.AZ1 to 2.5.1.AZ1. There are still some php issues because of so many incompatibilities with nova and php 7.2 but 2.3.2 just doesn't work on it. On the bright side, at least now the error logs aren't twice the size of the entire sim and we have some cool new features to play with! ^_^

As for the one bug that I can identify so far, it's just a warning saying that 7.3 isn't going to support something we're using so we need to fix it on every... single... page... load...

So yeah, I'll be working to fix that before I push it out to the rest of the SWA hosted sims. ^_^ My deadline is December so I should be able to get it done in time. I'll try to use the Hera's clone to troubleshoot this on so don't worry about service interruptions.


» Final Awards

Posted on Wed Jul 25th, 2018 @ 11:43am by Captain Enalia Telvan in General News

So it's come to my attention that even though the sim is closed now and though the chances of it being reopened are slim, some of you may care about the awards that were being awarded right before the closure. There are a few awards missing as the award selection process wasn't complete, but here's a list of those that were selected.

- Black Blood Survival Ribbon ā€“ For surviving the infection (PC and NPC)
Commodore Farenia Meowlith
Chief Warrant Officer Daytona Ral
Staff Warrant Officer Nexi
Ahreva Malana
Aewia Larani
Lieutenant Commander T'Pral Jordan
Lieutenant Commander Eneas Clio

- Master Campaign Survival ā€“ For being alive when he died (PC only)
Captain Enalia Telvan
Commander Mal Xustos
Lieutenant Commander T'Pral Jordan
Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Lieutenant Commander Eneas Clio
Lieutenant Vaemyn
Akira Zhuri

- Team Dynamics
Lieutenant Rita Paris
For coordinating the crew during a time of crisis in the middle of a dark matter ion storm that was wreaking havoc with ship systems as well as coming up with the basis for the plan that eventually got us out of it quicker than waiting it out.

- Clara Barton Nursing Ribbon
Lieutenant Marci Ulfred
For her support and abilities during not only the power loss over Granweh, but also the health care of Daytona Ral when he only had one leg to stand on.

- Scientific Discovery
Lieutenant Vaemyn
For the work done researching the dark matter ion storm the ship was almost lost in.
Ensign Mona Gonadie
For literally flying us into dark matter ion storm the ship was almost lost in.
Crewman Ila Dedjoy
For the work done researching the dark matter ion storm the ship was almost lost in.
Lieutenant Rita Paris
For helping coordinate the work done researching the dark matter ion storm the ship was almost lost in.
Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
For the work done researching a way out of the dark matter ion storm the ship was almost lost in.

- Paris-Kim Friendship Ribbon
Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Lieutenant Rita Paris

- B'Elanna Torres Treknobabble Commendation
Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Thex can casually rattle off things about the Hera's engines that most people don't even think about and did so in a tour of Main Engineering for Rita.

- Cross of Valor
Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Cut open a power conduit and crawled through it to get to the other side of a sealed door to save a fellow crewmember, suffering nearly fatal injuries in the process while being chased by another crewmember taken over by a mind controlling black blood infection.

- Diane Duane Citation for Excellence in Writing
Lieutenant Vaemyn
His portrayal of Doctor Who and related characters during the Holographic Horrors mission was superb and without reproach. There was even a fez.

- Bard Citation for Beautiful Literature
Lieutenant Rita Paris
In the hort time that she's been here, she's literally written a novel's worth. It hasn't all gone well, but much of it has gone better than expected.

- Spirit of Hera
Lieutenant Vaemyn
For his outstanding portrayal of the Doctor.

As I said above, there are a few awards missing, like Captain, XO, and 2O Awards of Merit. There were also some flavor awards I was hoping to go through as well. Overall though, of the 28 awards that were awarded, I think everyone did amazingly well. Thank you all for being such amazing writers.


» USS Hera Closure

Posted on Tue Jul 24th, 2018 @ 2:43am by Captain Enalia Telvan in Sim Announcement

Effective immediately, the USS Hera is now closed. It has been a wonderful journey with each of you, but it has come time to say goodbye. Stresses have been building for far too long and today is the day we just have to say enough and close the book on the adventures. Thank you all for sharing these stories with us and boldly going where no one dared to go.

Captain Enalia Telvan
Commanding Officer
USS Hera, NCC-79010

» Milestone

Posted on Mon Jul 23rd, 2018 @ 7:42am by Captain Enalia Telvan in Sim Announcement

Over the course of the years the USS Hera and her crew have earned a lot of Fleet level awards. I mean just look at them all!


On top of all this, we have stacks of pages of Ship level award and another page to go through once this mission is over for this mission as well as the last. I can't stress it enough when I tell you what a great crew we have. You all deserve every last award and scrap of recognition. Thank you for being so awesome.

On top of all that, we've gotten an award this past month that we've been striving for for years and never been able to get before. The vaunted Theta Fleet Post of the Month Award. Not only did we take the Gold by a mile, but to get that as well? It was a hard decision choosing which post to put up in the first place with such wonderful writers and in the end, the XO and I almost had to select randomly, it was that close. I'd like to think it wasn't anywhere near that close at the Fleet level though. I'd like to think that we blew them away like they've never read words before.

Anyway, as the current mission progresses and we begin to wrap it up and head into the shore leave phase, the Command Staff will be going through quite a few Ship level awards and giving more recognition where recognition is due so please look forward to that over the course of the next month.

Thank you!

Captain Enalia Telvan
Commanding Officer
USS Hera, NCC-79010


Latest Mission Posts

» The Restless Memories of the Past

Mission: Hera v Hera
Posted on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 @ 10:52pm by Lieutenant Commander Rita Paris & Captain Enalia Telvan & Lieutenant JG Asa Dael & Senior Chief Petty Officer Syal Duran-Yeager & Emergency Medical Hologram Mk X

The vastness and silence of deep space was often brilliant with its decorations and spectacles that Senior Chief Duran-Yeager Syal smiled as she reminded herself that she was out here only to deliver a consignment of supplies to her new command, the USS Hera which was presently trucking along at…

» Anomalies and Anachronisms

Mission: Hera v Hera
Posted on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 @ 4:02pm by Lieutenant Commander Rita Paris & Lieutenant JG Asa Dael

=^= Doctor Dael to Lt. Comander Paris- Commander, when you have a moment could you please stop by sick bay? Iā€™d like to discuss something with you. =^=

=^= I can be there in fifteen minutes- that soon enough, Doc? =^=

=^= Yes! I mean, yes, of course, no rush...…

» Cleared to Fly

Mission: Holographic Horrors
Posted on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 @ 9:59am by Lieutenant JG Melanie Dox & Lieutenant JG Asa Dael

After a meeting with the Captain, Melanie Dox made her way down to the main sickbay of the starship she found herself newly assigned to, the U.S.S. Hera. She was required to be checked out by the ships Chief Medical Officer.

Anxious to be cleared to fly, Melanie walked briskly…

» Meeting the Captain

Mission: Holographic Horrors
Posted on Thu Sep 20th, 2018 @ 9:59am by Lieutenant JG Melanie Dox & Captain Enalia Telvan

It had been only a few short hours since Melanie Dox boarded the U.S.S Hera and was greeted by her new First Officer, Lt. Commander Rita Paris, and the young and newly minted Lieutenant Junior Grade was preparing to meet with the Captain of the enormous, Nebula-Class Starship. She didn't…

» Probes, might be a way

Mission: Hera v Hera
Posted on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 @ 9:39pm by Ensign Raymond McBain & Lieutenant Sonak

"Everyone was busy now that the mission was known. Every department had a dozen tasks to perform and McBain had a few more. He had asked the XO about using probes and she had sent him to Science. So he was in Science. He saw the Vulcan from the briefing,…

Latest Personal Logs

» Chief Counselors Personal Log

Posted on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 @ 1:06pm by Ensign Avendar Jurot

Starfleet is sending us on a mission to neutralize yet another Higher Order being with delusions of Godhood. Their orders are specific on this, yet I think there are things the Captain are not telling us.

Also, my security clearance is high enough to know all about this ship, yet…

» Counselor's Log: New Billet

Posted on Sun Sep 16th, 2018 @ 5:54pm by Ensign Avendar Jurot

Chief Counselor's Personal Log, Stardate 72681.4

I've been checked into my new assignment as Chief Counselor on the USS Hera. We have yet to leave drydock, so I've started my assignment of "onboarding" new crew, as well as reviewing the files of current crew as well. I've also started conducting…

» Out of the ashes rises a Phoenix

Posted on Fri Sep 7th, 2018 @ 5:24pm by Lieutenant Seregon French

When Seregon was a girl, she read old comics. And because of the color of her hair, she Identified with one character in particular. The Phoenix of a group they called the Xmen! Earth had long given up on finding super heroes to worship, but who knew what could happen…

» The Rising Darkness

Posted on Thu Sep 14th, 2017 @ 4:02pm by Lieutenant Nathanial Summers DSci

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» Slingshot Back to the Future

Posted on Sun Jul 9th, 2017 @ 4:00pm by Captain Enalia Telvan

Captain's log;

Repairs were completed enough to perform the slingshot back to our own time and the slingshot successfully completed. We are now enroute to our next destination. Command has approved my request for shore leave with one stipulation. We have to be available for questioning afterwards. I imagine it'll…