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.

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

» 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 # 26 - Gearing Up

Mission: Behind Enemy Lines
Posted on Thu May 12th, 2022 @ 1:23pm by Ensign Gabriella Dubois


{Deck 6 - Quarters}

Gabriella had just finished the Alpha shift since Lieutenant Kasm wasn't allowed on the Bridge at present. Gabriella really wasn't too jazzed about having her face changed just for a mission; but orders were orders. Now she had some spare time, since she knew Katlyn…

» #25 Confusion

Mission: Behind Enemy Lines
Posted on Wed May 11th, 2022 @ 9:02pm by Lieutenant Kasm


Kasm wandered the halls of the Independence, as he was no longer allowed on the bridge in the event their escorts called.

Actually the wandering quickly became a challenge as he walked the 30+ kilometer path trying to cover all corridors without walking over the same stretch twice.


» Heading Out

Mission: Behind Enemy Lines
Posted on Tue May 10th, 2022 @ 2:43pm by Lieutenant Katlyn (Kat) Zebot & Ensign Heather Devroe


{Deck 2 - XO's Quarters}

Heather woke up at zero four hundred to go and work out for awhile. Looking over at the Romulan laying next to her, she leaned over and gave him a kiss on the cheek figuring to let him sleep since he had been pulling…

» #23 Tardy

Mission: Behind Enemy Lines
Posted on Sun May 8th, 2022 @ 5:58pm by Lieutenant JG Billi


As soon as Billi had finished her reconstructive surgery and was given the go-ahead to get dressed, she did so quickly and efficiently. Once in Romulan garb and equipment she then rushed out the door, a security escort taking her through the ship to the shuttle with West aboard.…

» #22 Maintaining

Mission: Behind Enemy Lines
Posted on Sun May 8th, 2022 @ 5:47pm by Lieutenant Ken Kudo


Kudo was standing in his old familiar place at the pool table in main engineering. All he ever had to do was bring his eyes up from the table and there she was, the warp core. Currently, he had a flip top communicator in his left hand while his…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» Letter Home - 1

Posted on Tue Jan 11th, 2022 @ 10:41pm by Lieutenant Kasm

Tilla, where was I, oh yes.

I have arrived at my first assignment ship. So far the crew has responded to me as those at the academy did. The Captain of this ship though, has proven to be different than others I have met and did not immediately try to…

» 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…