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

» Welcome!

Posted on Sun Mar 3rd, 2019 @ 2:13am by Commander Rita Paris in General News

Please welcome aboard Petty Officer 1st Class Cicero Delacroix. You'll find him in the officer's mess on Deck 9, I believe, serving actual cooking if you're in the mood for something non-replicated and a good conversation with someone who feels you.

» January Awards

Posted on Sun Feb 24th, 2019 @ 11:58pm by Commander Rita Paris in General News

January was another amazing month with some exciting adventures and interesting stories. We explored the Section 31 base overrun by zombies in zero G vacuum conditions. Which is always just so much fun, unless you have a tricorder built into the visuals of your EVA suit, and a big gun. Psychosis, thrills and chills and a guest appearance from our niece from 90 years from now highlighted the Hera’s January adventures.

A great month with great writing and good times, so let's get to the awards, which you all so richly deserve!

-=Fleet Level Awards=-
- Area 51 Gold Medal
This is based on post count and average posts per user- a pure numbers game versus other sims in our Task Force. We’ve now gotten Gold five months in a row! This is amazing and unprecedented! Let’s keep up the amazing work and we are already on track to set more records this month!

- TGCO Unit of Merit
This award means that we’ve impressed our task group leader on a level that is unquantifiable with mere words. We know what we’re doing right though. We’re having fun!

- Area 51 Writer of the Month - Captain Enalia Telvan
Over the past mission, Azmaria, through her NPCs, has come up with some amazing twists in the story and plot and still kept the mission on track, giving each writer and player more to write about at every turn and spurring them on to ever greater creative heights.

-=Ship Level Awards=-

Excellence in Marksmanship - Lieutenant Sonak
For being a consistently expert shot, as well as being clever enough to use a phaser to just cut the dang ceiling off while fighting Valkyries

Purple Heart - Lieutenant Samuel Clemens XV
For managing to lose most of his body during a fight, and then persevering through the valley of the shadow of Death in recovery.

Tour of Duty: Breen Confederacy- For Surviving in the Nightmare on 31st Starbase.
by Captain Enalia Telvan
Lieutenant Sonak
Lieutenant JG Asa Dael
Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox
Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Commander Rita Paris
Kodria Mizu
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ila Dedjoy
Ensign Mona Gonadie
Captain Enalia Telvan
Lieutenant JG Asa Dael

Tour of Duty: Romulan Star Empire For participation in 'Dance of the Valkyries': Battle of Starbase 336
Lieutenant Sonak
Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox
Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Commander Rita Paris
Captain Enalia Telvan
Baroness Schwein von Alcott
Ensign Mona Gonadie
Commodore Farenia Meowlith

Civilian Contribution Ribbon- Baroness Schwein von Alcott
Our beloved Baroness, who bonded with Death, pulled herself together, then jumped the god of thunder himself to chase after her Teutonic happily ever after. Yet another character we know we're going to lose, yet will miss desperately- here's to baroness Third Class Schwein von Alcott.

Humanitarian Aide Recognition- Hera
Selflessly using herself as a shield against the energies of Death itself, Hera steps up to humanitarian aide level.

Departmental Distinction: Technological Services - Commodore Farenia Meowlith
Department of Temporal Investigations was pretty amazing, as written by Captain Telvan, in the Paris Goes To Starfleet Command series.

Air Medal - Lieutenant Dox
for excellent piloting in the Battle of Starbase 336.

Chancellor Gorkon Peace Medal - Rita Paris
Battle of Starbase 336 was ended by Rita Paris managing to get all the parties involved to not shoot one another and arrive at a peaceful accord.

Melinda Snodgrass Measure of a Man ribbon - Captain Enalia Telvan
For the handling of Kodria Mizu, who worked her way into our hearts with a sublime skill. She is genuinely missed by the crew- the mark of great character depiction, of an android from the future who the crew hopes to meet again once more.

Francis Drake Citation - Lieutenant Sonak
''Since we are entering a potential battlezone, I can dedicate lateral sensors to supplement tactical ones; and I will program transporters to selective beaming of identified weapons, weapon energy sources and harmful substances so that any safe orthosis or prosthesis will be left out.''

Translation: Beam onto the bridge of the Hera in a battle, be prepared to get bounced back where you came from, buck naked. He will do you the kindness of leaving the fillings in your teeth, however. Because Sonak isn't cruel... just very efficient.

Expanded Universe ribbon - Ensign Mona Gonadie
For the creation of the unique and rich avian species, the Miradonians.

Paris-Kim Friendship Ribbon - Lieutenant JG Asa Dael & Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox
Dael and Dox, friends 4-eva.

Diane Duane Citation for Excellence in Writing - Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox
Mnhei'sahe Dox has been through a lot of changes, but none so moving as her voyage to earth to reconnect with her roots on Earth, both in the grandparents and town she could not wait to escape from, to her own mother. This award recognizes the excellent character work she turned in on this arc.

Extremely Awesome Extra Terrestrial - Kodria Mizu
While the Android from the Hera's future, Kodria Mizu, was only on the ship for a short while, she powerfully affected every character she interacted with and dramatically won over the hearts of the crew.

6 Months Ribbon - Lieutenant Samuel Clemens XV
Six months on the Hera! Well done, Chief Clemens!

6 Months Ribbon - Lieutenant Sonak
Six months on the Hera! Well done, Mr. Sonak!

Commander's Honor Award - Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox
For keeping her head in Castillo De Muerte, even when paired with the psychotic Lieutenant Sexton and his crew of ill-trained and poorly disciplined security officers.

Clara Barton Nursing Ribbon - Lieutenant JG Asa Dael
For Bravery above and beyond in the Section 31-b adventure and for being a doctor, a counselor and a friend above and beyond the call of duty in "Rage and Regret" and many other stories. Asa Dael is the best Doctor in starfleet.

Tour of Duty: Mirror Universe- Commander Rita Paris
Retroactively awarded to Rita because hey, girl gets around.

Tour of Duty: Deep Space - Kodria Mizu
Awakening in a base abandoned to horrors 20 years earlier, Kodria Mizu found a way to call for help and stayed the course until a rescue mission came for her. In the darkest reach of deep space, she never lost hope.

That's all for this month, folks! Keep up the good work, and thanks for writing with us!

Captain Enalia Telvan
Captain USS Hera NCC-79010

Commander Rita Paris
First Officer USS Hera NCC-79010

» Mission Completed!

Posted on Wed Feb 13th, 2019 @ 12:02pm by Captain Enalia Telvan in General News

Ok, I guess we're a bit of the curve, what with having a queue of posts to post every month... But we've just about caught up with our queue and we've now posted everything that happened over the shore leave mission Earthly Visitations! Huzzah! Everyone did extremely well and I'm very proud of all of you.

As for Dance of the Valkyries, most of the mission dependant posts have already been written and we're working on the aftermath posts for it now. For our time after it, I have created a new mission called Recovery Trek, which will take place at DS9. We will be offloading our Federation and Romulan refugees there, as well as resupplying and performing some repairs. On top of that, some drama will be happening on several fronts.

The Tribunal is drawing closer. Several posts will need to happen regarding that.

Asa's father is dying and there's bound to be a LOT of drama surrounding that.

The Bajorans will likely protest the USS Hera.

We have an Asgardian wedding coming up.

There are a few more things, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. This is the time for character development and side quests so let's see what we can come up with!

Captain Enalia Telvan
USS Hera NCC-79010

» December and Escaped Pantheon Awards

Posted on Fri Jan 11th, 2019 @ 2:24am by Captain Enalia Telvan in General News

It was another banner month for the Hera in December. With the holidays and the stress and travel, most sims go on hiatus. But we rolled on through like a boss, due to all of the cool stories we had to tell this month. The spatial anomaly containing the Worldship of Log’yerm/// offered opportunities for character building stories alongside high adventure, intrigue and even a climactic battle with demonic cultist Keebler elves who were trying to summon Asmodeus.

Picture the brass reading this one.

A great month with great writing and good times, so let's get to the awards, which you all so richly deserve!

-=Fleet Level Awards=-

- Area 51 Gold Medal
This is based on post count and average posts per user- a pure numbers game versus other sims in our Task Force. We’ve now gotten Gold four months in a row! This is amazing and unprecedented! Let’s keep up the amazing work and we are already on track to set more records this month!

- Area 51 Player of the Month - Commander Rita Paris
The spirit of the 23rd century is alive and well in the Hera’s First Officer. Always at hand and ready for story consults and plotting, she also makes herself available to anyone who wants to write, even as she seeks new recruits. Flexible, level-headed and good natured, Cmdr. Paris always seeks a diplomatic solution whenever possible, and her enthusiasm and drive make her an invaluable asset to the USS Hera in her ongoing mission.

- Area 51 CO of the Quarter: USS Hera: Captain Enalia Telvan
Taking a ship adrift with no writers and no posts, shuttered and done, and turning it into the powerhouse of the fleet practically overnight is no mean feat, and one accomplished by few. But Captain Telvan and the Hera came out strong and hasn’t let up. Her crew are writing and all aboard are happy, and that’s recognized by the fleet in the CO of the Quarter award, which she couldn’t have done without the support of the finest crew in the fleet.

-=Ship Level Awards=-

- Hera's Crew Choice - Commander Rita Paris
Commander Rita Paris is, in many respects, the glue that holds the Hera together and the Engine that keeps her moving. An instrumental figure in organizing key arcs, keeping stories alive, and bringing other characters together.

- Departmental Distinction: Sciences - Lieutenant JG Asa Dael
Doctor Dael's amazing commitment to the well being of everyone on the Hera and skill at diagnosing and treating problems at every level while providing unparalleled compassion. All of this and more is on perfect display in her emotional counseling, diagnosing and ultimate treatment of Lt. JG Dox in the story "Medical Revelations".

- Departmental Distinction: Technological Services - Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Thex's ability to investigate and diagnose the artifacts of the gods has been instrumental in the HERA's mission.

- Good Conduct Ribbon - Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Always ready and willing to write, Thex will reach out to others to start a story and never turns down a request to write. In and out of character, Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi represents the true spirit of Starfleet. Even if her name is a pain in the butt to write.

- Team Dynamics -For their cooperation and assistance in the Anansi Affair.
Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox
Lieutenant JG Asa Dael
Ensign Mona Gonadie
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ila Dedjoy
Emergency Medical Hologram Mk X

- Enigma Ribbon of Excellence - Commander Rita Paris
Once again, a threat to the Hera is stopped by the simple conversation of an onboarding by Commander Paris. Ensign Mudd, we hardly knew ye.

- Purple Heart - Baroness Schwein von Alcott
For taking a blade to the gut when the fate of the galaxy hung in the balance.

- Captain's Honor - Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox
For outstanding enthusiasm for writing and creativity for the continued narrative.

- Tour of Duty: Deep Space - For active participation in the mission 'Escaped Pantheons'
Commodore Farenia Meowlith
Ensign Mona Gonadie
Ensign Tathaa
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ila Dedjoy
Baroness Schwein von Alcott
Captain Enalia Telvan
Commander Rita Paris
Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi
Lieutenant Seregon French
Lieutenant Alex Sexton
Lieutenant Sonak
Maica III 47
Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox
Lieutenant JG Asa Dael
Ensign Avendar Jurot
Lieutenant Samuel Clemens XV

That brings us to the conclusion of the awards for the month, and we really couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of you. Everyone did an outstanding job of keeping those creative juices flowing, offering what time they have and crafting some really amazing writing. All of you should take great pride in your endeavors throughout this mission, because you have certainly made us proud. Because the Hera’s pretty darned amazing, and we owe it all to teamwork- the Starfleet way.

Warp speed.

Captain Enalia Telvan
Commander Rita Paris
USS Hera NCC-79010

» Happy New Year!

Posted on Tue Jan 1st, 2019 @ 12:30pm by Captain Enalia Telvan in General News

Happy New Year everyone! As we start 2019, we start off with hope and a freshness for writing together that can last the whole year. That being said, the sim is also transitioning into the year 2396 to follow the progression of the years. On top of that, we have four annual awards that have been earned.

Gold Crown of Fantastic Writing - Captain Enalia Telvan
- For providing a great Captain character as well as many memorable NPCs and villains.

Silver Crown of Fantastic Writing - Commander Rita Paris
- For always being on watch and knowing the habits of every crewmember through every storyline as well as providing a wonderfully amazing storyline of her own.

Bronze Crown of Fantastic Writing - Lieutenant JG Melanie Dox
- For diving into the deep end and nearly drowning in the joys of collaborative writing.

Spirit of Hera - Lieutenant JG Melanie Dox
- For showing us the joys and innocence of writing an amazing and evolving character side plot, most of which is still developing or has yet to be posted, coupled with a joyful willingness to write with anyone.

Again, Happy New Year! It's 2396/2019 so let's show this world what we can do!

Captain Enalia Telvan
USS Hera NCC-79010

Latest Mission Posts

» Dinner For Three

Mission: Detours
Posted on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 @ 1:38pm by Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox & Jaeih Dox-t'Aan & Commander Rita Paris & Ensign Mona Gonadie

In the spacious and well-appointed VIP quarters of the U.S.S. Hera that she now called home, Jaeih Dox stood in front of the bathroom mirror, adjusting the dark grey tunic of her uniform. When she was transferred from custody from Starfleet Intelligence to the massive nebula class vessel, the elder…

» Moving Mountains

Mission: Detours
Posted on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 @ 1:22pm by Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox & Commander Rita Paris

After having escorted the elder Dox onboard and getting the news that she would, for the foreseeable future, be assigned to duty aboard the USS Hera, that meant that somewhere out there, Mnhei’sahe Dox was likely dealing with a lot of emotional baggage and some confrontation of facts that she’d…

» Gonna Fly Now

Mission: Detours
Posted on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 @ 10:31am by Ensign Briaar Gavarus & Ensign Fiona O'Dell

At 05:02, Ensign Fiona O'Dell had gotten up, peed, jumped into workout clothes and run to the door of Ensign Briaar Gavarus. Her insistent door chime ringing produced no effect, sop she ran back to her quarters, grabbed her comm badge and clipped it onto her oversized grey t-shirt. Tapping…

» What are Wingmen for?

Mission: Detours
Posted on Fri Apr 19th, 2019 @ 8:29am by Ensign Briaar Gavarus & Ensign Fiona O'Dell

Pacing around in the middle of her modest quarters on Deck 9, Ensign Briaar Gavarus was grumbling. There was nothing particularly out of the ordinary about the porcine engineer grumbling, as her default state of being was one of general irritation more often than not, but tonight it was for…

» Baggage Delay

Mission: Detours
Posted on Thu Apr 18th, 2019 @ 8:11pm by Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox & Jaeih Dox-t'Aan & Commander Rita Paris & Ensign Mona Gonadie

Once outside VIP Quarters, Paris inspected the two Security officers already on duty, nodding in approval at Zelinski and Brando. Both stood at parade rest, their uniforms spotless, their military deportment evident, and both sharp-eyed and ready for trouble. She noted both were carrying versions of her old Type 2…

Latest Personal Logs

» Insomnia.

Posted on Mon Dec 31st, 2018 @ 7:34pm by Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox

Lieutenant Junior Grade Melanie Dox, personal log.

I can't sleep. It's been days but the best I get is a couple of hours before I wake up screaming. I've not been able to get the images shown to me by the trickster god, Anansi, out of my mind.

When I…

» Flight Simulation Report

Posted on Fri Dec 28th, 2018 @ 10:23pm by Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox

Personal log, Stardate 2395. Chief Flight Control officer, Melanie Dox.

I've been back on active duty for four days after my medical leave. Doctor Dael wants me to take it easy as I'm still recovering from neurological damage, but I need to keep busy. Keep my mind focused on work.…

» Personal log: Enroute to Galactic Center

Posted on Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 @ 12:06am by Ensign Avendar Jurot

Chief Councelor's Personal Log.

It's been a full few days. In the past 72 hours, I've met an ancient "God" from Earth mythology who promised to escort my Izmadi to the afterlife; I've been verbally reprimanded by the Executive officer for "not taking care of myself;" and, in conjunction with…

» Medical status

Posted on Sun Nov 11th, 2018 @ 3:32pm by Ensign Avendar Jurot

Chief counselor's log.

I just returned from meeting the being called Hera. Also present was Lieutenant Commander Paris, with whom, I deduce, Hera has some history. The purpose of my meeting with her was to determine, if possible, why the being "Gaia" possessed me, and for what purpose.

Hera's answers…

» First Day as Chief Flight Control Officer

Posted on Tue Oct 30th, 2018 @ 2:00pm by Lieutenant Mnhei'sahe Dox

Lieutenant Junior Grade Melanie Dox, personal log.

Maybe I should say Chief Flight Control Officer but that still sounds weird to me. That said today was my orientation and my first day as the head of the department and I suppose it went well. At least, I hope it went…