Welcome To The USS Independence!

The USS Independence, registry number NCC-70401, is an Achilles Class Strategic Heavy Cruiser capable of long range missions with plenty of firepower.

The Sim utilizes traditional, long-form simulation using third person narrative and is set in the Star Trek Prime Universe in the year 2387. Our primary goal is to provide an outlet for creative story telling with a Star Trek theme, with a secondary goal of fostering fun and a sense of community.

We welcome all to join our adventure wherever it may take us as we explore the Universe encountering either friend or foe.

Excellent Star Trek at the 2020 Tournament of Simulations

The USS Independence is a proud member of UCIP, winner of the 2017 Simming Prize
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Latest News Items

» UCIP Discord Server

Posted on Tue May 31st, 2022 @ 4:14pm by Lieutenant Brooks Balrog in General News

For anyone new joining, feel free to also participate in the UCIP fleet discord server: https://discord.gg/awzMq5F

We have our own chatroom there to use however we want. The link is also on the Indy's homepage.


» New(-ish) Captain

Posted on Tue May 31st, 2022 @ 3:53pm by Lieutenant Brooks Balrog in General News

Please welcome our new Commanding Officer: Captain Robert Hardwicke

You might better know him at Lieutenant JG Kevin Lance, who served as the Game Master back 2020-21. Welcome back, Captain!

I also want to welcome Cmdr. Charles Gillespie VII back to the sim. He'll be returning once again as Science Officer


» Big Changes

Posted on Tue May 24th, 2022 @ 4:12pm by Lieutenant Brooks Balrog in General News

A special thanks to Mystery and a few others on several great years of simming here on the Indy! For those remaining who still plan to leave, please write your character(s) out soon. For those who plan to stay, we'll be announcing a new CO and introducing a few new crewmembers over the next couple weeks.

And don't worry, the CO will not be Lt. Balrog!

» New Crew

Posted on Mon Aug 9th, 2021 @ 9:38am by Captain Mystery Ellis in General News

Please help me in welcoming our new member, Lieutenant Ken Kudos who will be taking over as Chief Engineer.

» SciWorld this Saturday

Posted on Tue Jun 8th, 2021 @ 7:47pm by Lieutenant Brooks Balrog in General News

In case you didn't know, SciWorld is this Saturday. I hope to see a few of you there.


Lt. Balrog

Latest Mission Posts

» Red Matters

Mission: Shakedown
Posted on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 @ 9:17am by Commander Robert Hardwicke & Commander Charles Gillespie VII & Lieutenant Kasm & Lieutenant Brooks Balrog & Ensign J'Dem


Once the officers of the senior staff were seated at the conference table, Robert activated the holographic projector which transmitted a three dimensional image of Ambassador Spock onto the seat to his left. One of the expansions of holodeck technology, the avatar was a life-like copy that the crew…

» rumors....

Mission: Shakedown
Posted on Mon Sep 26th, 2022 @ 9:56pm by Lieutenant Kasm


As soon as the meeting ended, Kasm returned to his quarters to do some research on this FTL material rumors.

Unfortunately, he was unable to locate any reference to it in the federation science journals. Obviously it is some sort of highly classified material that will require additional review...…

» Jellyfish

Mission: Shakedown
Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2022 @ 8:03pm by Commander Robert Hardwicke


Robert sat nervously in the Captain’s Conn and checked the navigation plot for the tenth time in as many minutes. They were still over a billion kilometers away from the rendezvous point but at the ship’s emergency warp speed, they would cover that distance in a matter of minutes.…

» Exfiltration Exercise

Mission: Shakedown
Posted on Fri Aug 26th, 2022 @ 11:07am by Ensign J'Dem



[[Holodeck 3]]

Rain poured down in great sheets as a figure detached itself from the shadows, stealing across a rain drenched plaza before seeking refuge in the obscurity of the target building. He produced a small device, and placed it next to the door, tapping a few buttons…

» Speeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddd

Mission: Shakedown
Posted on Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 @ 9:19pm by Lieutenant Kasm


Kasm was only vaguely aware of the fact that his counterpart at the navigation station was summarily dismissed from his station.

The order to turn the ship into a course whose destination was unknown and unplotted due to its encryption annoyed him for a moment, but only for a…

Latest Personal Logs

» Entry 1

Posted on Fri Aug 19th, 2022 @ 8:00am by Ensign J'Dem

Personal log, Stardate 47634.44

I have been assigned to the USS Independence, although it is not the assignment I originally received. I was to serve as the Chief of Security, but due to an error made by the Operations Officer Brooks Balrog, I have agreed to take up the position…

» Captain's Orders

Posted on Thu Jun 23rd, 2022 @ 7:17am by Commander Robert Hardwicke

From: Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Independence

To: Operations Division, U.S.S. Independence

CF: First Officer, U.S.S. Independence

Prior to departure from Jupiter Station on Stardate 54868, you will remove seating specially designed for Lieutenant Kasm from all areas of the ship with the exception of that officer’s private quarters.

The seating at…

» ignore

Posted on Mon Apr 11th, 2022 @ 12:59pm by Lieutenant Kasm


» Pandoran's in Starfleet

Posted on Wed Feb 23rd, 2022 @ 1:09am by Lieutenant Kasm

The planet Pandora has a very complex society based on Federation ratings. Though it was successful at achieving Warp drive and catching the attention of the Federation, the society and over all technology of the world belies the advancements made in space flight itself.

In regards to the Federations Technological…

» Pandoran Culture Pt 1

Posted on Thu Jan 13th, 2022 @ 12:01am by Lieutenant Kasm

The Pandoran population is mostly male. Approximately a 65:35 mix of male to female. As such there are not enough females to allow for every male to have a mate.

Because of this the females are protected above all else and the society is somewhat a matriarchal society, where the…