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 2385. 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.

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Latest News Items

» 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

» End of Mission - By Odin!

Posted on Sat Feb 6th, 2021 @ 9:52am by Lieutenant JG Kevin Lance in General News

The mission By Odin! is ending. I will leave the final post Staff Call open until Monday morning in case anyone else want to add to it.

We are between missions and the ship is at Starbase 10 taking on new crew and supplies and repairing damage to the ship's hull. You can post what you are doing on the Starbase. At lease one author expressed interest in writing some individual posts on the Starbase.

The floor is open for award nominations. If anyone has an idea for a mission that they would like to propose, send me a message. Otherwise I will write something up.


» Chief Science Officer

Posted on Wed Oct 7th, 2020 @ 1:31pm by Lieutenant JG Kevin Lance in General News

The author of Lieutenant Ares Curillo has informed me that he has decide to resign from the simulation. His character will be placed on the inactive list and NPCs will be used to manage his characters functions in game.

Please join me in wishing him the best of luck in his future endeavors.


» Participation Requirement

Posted on Tue Sep 29th, 2020 @ 11:11am by Lieutenant JG Kevin Lance in General News

At the suggestion of one of the players, I am implementing a participation requirement. The majority of players are currently in compliance with the proposed participation requirement. I welcome any comments on the proposed participation requirement:

Participation Requirement

The Simulation is intended to be a collaboration between players through their characters. As such there is a weekly requirement to significantly participate in at least one joint post or develop their character through at least one personal log entry. The Sim Master will use the Crew Activity report to determine if a player in is violation of this requirement.

Players who violate the participation requirement by not posting within a week will receive a written PM warning from the Sim Master. Players who violate the participation requirement for two or more weeks will be placed in an Inactive role while the Sim Master attempts to make contact. Players who violate the participation requirement for four or more weeks will be removed from the simulation and their characters inactivated.

The participation requirement will be waive for characters on a leave of absence. A leave of absence can be requested on the Control Panel tab. A player must provide a duration for the leave of absence but do not need to give a reason. Participation requirements will resume upon the end of the leave of absence’s duration.

Characters of players on a short term (two week or less) leave of absence are considered to be on the ship but otherwise detained. Characters of players on an extended (more than two weeks) leave of absence are considered to have left the ship. A player returning from an extended leave of absence will need to work with the Sim Master to have their character reintegrated into the Simulation.

Latest Mission Posts

» Post Number 4, Puzzle

Mission: Sleeper Ship and Criminals
Posted on Fri Dec 3rd, 2021 @ 10:16pm by Captain Mystery Ellis & Lieutenant Rayven Mist PhD


Once Commander O’Connell and his away team had beamed over to the drifting shuttle Mystery had ordered the transporter room to keep a constant lock on them. Finding a shuttle drifting this far out with only sleeper pods on them was cause for concern.

“Rayven are you reading any…

» Post # 3-Inspection

Mission: Sleeper Ship and Criminals
Posted on Fri Dec 3rd, 2021 @ 5:07pm by Commander Jamie O'Connell & Lieutenant Katlyn (Kat) Zebot & Ensign Heather Devroe



On his way to Deck 12, Jamie tapped his Comm "Ensign Devroe this is O'Connell." "Commander what do I owe the pleasure" Devroe replied.

"I'm leading an Away Team to a drifting ship that was in our flight path to check it out; I'm taking Katlyn and a…

» Post # 2-Make Haste

Mission: Sleeper Ship and Criminals
Posted on Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 @ 3:16pm by Commander Jamie O'Connell & Ensign Gabriella Dubois & Captain Mystery Ellis


{Deck 2-XO's Quarters}

Commander O'Connell had just finished breakfast and was tidying up the Kitchen so that Heather wouldn't have to later, since her shift started earlier than his. He had just finished when he heard the call from Mystery....tapping his Comm "On my way Captain" came the reply,…

» Post Number 1 Drifting Ship

Mission: Sleeper Ship and Criminals
Posted on Tue Nov 30th, 2021 @ 9:41am by Captain Mystery Ellis


Okay here we go, think of this mission starting out like when Kirk first encountered kahn in the orgional series. We won’t know right away what their intentions are. Let’s have fun with this. My character Rayven has an ex-boyfriend who is leader of the Nu-Maquis and I plan…

» Post # 4-Instruction

Mission: Charcter Development
Posted on Thu Nov 25th, 2021 @ 11:17am by Commander Jamie O'Connell & Ensign Heather Devroe


{Deck 2-XO's Quarters}

It was shortly before zero four hundred when Heather woke up. She sat on the side of the bed trying to wake up when she nudged Jamie "Sweetheart did you want to workout with me this morning" Jamie rubbed the sleep from his eyes then sat…

Latest Personal Logs

» The Unthinkable

Posted on Sun Oct 17th, 2021 @ 10:55am by


{Personnel Log: Lieutenant JG T'Sol}

T'Sol was sitting at his desk going over some things on his Terminal when his Comm went off "Lieutenant JG T'Sol you have a Priority One communication coming in from Vulcan" PO Jaenke stated. "Patch it through to my Quarters" T'Sol responded.

Momentarily a…

» Hello?

Posted on Sat Oct 9th, 2021 @ 2:23pm by Lieutenant Brooks Balrog

"Personal log..." ::tap:: "What's wrong with this thing??? ..."

"Oh wait, there it goes."

"Personal log, Lt. Balrog recor--" ::tap tap::

"I can never get these things to work." ::tap tap tap::

"I just want to record a log ... well, it's not like I had anything important to say…

» Turning the page...

Posted on Sun Mar 7th, 2021 @ 1:18pm by Commander Charles Gillespie VII


Chuck stood in the Strategic Operations office, considering what should stay and what should go. He had requested his reassignment to Chief Science Officer and the Captain, though somewhat bewildered, approved. The CSO's office was smaller, but also didn't require strategic intelligence materials and resources.


Chuck turned around…

» vapid

Posted on Sun Dec 6th, 2020 @ 8:47pm by Crewman Thomas Jefferson

yeh..... I've got nuttin

» Getting to Know You

Posted on Fri Oct 16th, 2020 @ 10:26am by Commander Charles Gillespie VII

Chuck entered his quarters with a weary look on his face. The mission was going well and the bluntness of the O-D-K, while confusing at times, was refreshing. But, he felt he wasn't connecting with his fellow officers the way he needed to. He had only met Mr. O'Connell in…