Progress report was transmitted by the Stellar Horizon on schedule and was received at 0300Z via the transdimensional receiver array at Janus Station. Recon proceeding for uncharted star system, so far no hostilities have been found. The Stellar Horizon is holding position pending study of entertainment broadcasts received. At the time of the transmission the vessel had not encountered any resistance, hostile or otherwise. See file TDO-SOV-0010-1 for details.
OOC: Remember this feed is kept under wraps from the general public, internal Solas Tempus communications.
So, it occurs to me that we’re going to need to do a reboot of the Stellar Horizon plot. We have a few spots for people to join, this is going to be formatted like your average episode of Star Trek. We’re going to have a bridge crew / senior officers and a few extras. Not everyone will be required at all times, and people can go in and out of scenes as needed.
We’ll be doing a storyline. We have two right now that we can do, that I am planning to run myself. So, right now, I know for sure that we have no active CMO (Chief Medical Officer) as that is played by @buckethead and I don’t know if Cake is interested in being involved still, also T0l hasn’t joined the server either to be involved. It has been a while, we’re going to start in-space after the ship goes through Janus Gate and is on its mission and go from there.
Looking to start this story by sometime around this upcoming week.
Alright, so, I want people to be able to do smaller sub-plot and even just one-off’s of the RP while we do this. Since the main story is going to take place on the forum there will be down-time while waiting for posts, thus on the Discord server I have created a channel for the ship.
My goal is to have the main story going on with the forum and allow for smaller plays to go on live on Discord, since that is what most people prefer to do. Most smaller stories don’t have to get summarized at all to the forum but we can adjust that as needed. If we find that the channel is used a lot, we’ll make others and make it a category.
We will also be making heavy use of NPC’s during the game, and I’d like to invite players to feel free to create NPC’s for the story.
As a final note, I know this is going to take a bit to pin down into something that really works, I’ve seen a few different methods of doing something like this so we’ll try a few as problems come up and hopefully settle on something that works and everyone is happy with.
From the very beginning the crew of the Stellar Horizon was a difficult one to choose, such a historic mission for the young government – to reach out into the stars and not rely just on the efforts of Starfleet and other organizations to explore, but to set their sights themselves on what the organization needed and wanted to know. The crew is crafted carefully to be eclectic, with many skills and many backgrounds.
A former Borg engineer, a Spartan security chief, a tried and tested warrior as chief medical officer, and now the commander of the vessel has been selected to be Vladimir Zima. This selection has brought into focus something more than simply the idea that the Serenity Concord would like to reach out into the stars but a symbol of belonging and acceptance for the new arrivals to this reality. A concept that, not that many years ago, would have been the work of fiction has become a fact of life. There are other realities and every possible kind of being exists and every possible kind of history likewise exists. The Stellar Horizon has become more than just a ship or a project, but proof that the new arrivals to this universe are welcome and can not only contribute but excel here.
The rest of the command crew has also been selected.
The committee is still reviewing candidates for the Executive and Commanding officer positions of the Stellar Horizon. As of yet, those two key positions remain vacant on the ship to make the first of what is hoped to be many exploration missions of the new Serenity Concord.
New additions to the crew include the accomplished pilot, Alema, and the liberated Borg Five of Ten who will be the chief engineer of the vessel. This eclectic crew is hoped to bring insight and fresh perspectives to a critical mission for the future of the Concord. Though the two top key positions remain open, the ships assigned XIA, Kyria Amphion, has also been appointed.
From the Newly Appointed Members
We took the time to ask the newest appointees of the crew about what the think of the mission.
When asked about the mission, her works echo some of the founding words of exploration within the Federation, and now the Concord.
Stellar Horizon mission is definitely something to look up to. Exploration was always one of most important things in both human and alien culture, even accross diffrent universes. As someone joining crew of vessel i feel good knowing i’m taking part in such great undertaking, and from my side i can promise i’ll do everything I can to help it to archive it objective, to search for new words and civilizations.
Five of Ten
The former Borg has some interesting things to say about the prospects of the mission as well.
STV Stellar Horizon mission is.. An efficient way of finding new unknown planets and civilisations. While it’s important mission it’s also dangerous and crew need to be ready to face dangers. While i was cleared by Solas Tempus for mission, I was well aware that some of crew will find it… Hard to serve under Borg. I am sure that we will be efficient crew and will overcome all obstacles, despite all dangers and that we wll come home, not as heroes, but explorers, not those who won fights but those found ways to avoid them.
The XIA assigned to the ship also had hopeful words to say about the mission ahead.
My people have not been around very long, but we have a lust for knowledge and a drive to help others. I hope that I can do both while serving on the crew of the Stellar Horizon.
Bridge Module Refit
The Umbral Shipyards has also released the layout of the refit bridge module of the ship, this is the first look at the interior of the vessel that was refit specifically for this mission.
The STV Stellar Horizon’s security chief as been selected to be Asmodius-105. In addition several lower division positions have also been selected, in particular Alex Michaels coming out of retirement for placement on the ships medical staff.
More updates will follow as the crew selection process continues.
As many already know the Concord has agreed that we should branch out from our military functions and begin an exploration campaign. Quite simply there is a lot of space out there and we will need an increasing amount of resources as time goes on. Right now we are reviewing candidates for the command crew of the STV Stellar Horizon. Anyone who wishes to be part of the command crew or knows someone who they believe would be an exemplar member of this crew should contact their immediate commanding officer and recommend that person for review. Candidates will be reviewed on a number of criteria, however, it should be specially noted that this will not be a combat vessel or one that engages in military activities. There will be a large science contingent to work with our own Green and Gold team members. We have yet to make the final selections on the commanding officer, executive officer, or the vessels department heads. The new ship has been towed via Hyperspace into the Schatten System and finally docked at the Umbral Shipyards for its final rounds of testing.
OOC: Anyone wishing their characters to join the crew should contact one of the staff and make their wishes clear.
Solas Tempus has announced a new project moving forward the Stellar Horizon Project, the ship, named for the project that it will take the lead on, is the STV Stellar Horizon a newly refit Nova Class Starship constructed specifically for the purpose of exploration. The Prime Minister of the Concord, Ethir Th’chaaveq, publicly endorsed the project as being the next step in pushing the Concord forward. The focus of the project will be to discover and chart new star systems and uncover the distant horizons of uncharted space.
Admiral Thomas has released a statement that the organization is building a list of candidates for this historic crew, a mix of military and civilians will be appointed to the vessel which will serve a role as the primary exploration vessel of Solas Tempus moving forward.