All aboard the USS Aurora, and towards discovery!

Welcome to the USS Aurora, relaunched in 2393 after a massive refit effort. A brand new mission awaits those aboard, as the Federation refocuses its efforts on its core values: Exploring new worlds, and new civilizations.

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Latest News Items

» We're "Operational"

Posted on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 @ 2:03am by Lieutenant Commander Amber Quinn in General News

Please join me in welcoming out nrew Chief Operations Officer, Lieutenant JG Amara Ozan. (Large cheer!)

Welcome to the Aurora!


» New Skin

Posted on Sun Jun 25th, 2017 @ 4:07am by Lieutenant Commander Amber Quinn in General News

Hi, everyone!

Will, our Chief Engineer, modified his Iona skin for the Aurora. It is now the default skin you see on the main page before you log in.

If you want to change your skin preferences, you can go My Account and click on Change Display Options. You can set the skin you see for main, wiki and admin. :)


» Operational!

Posted on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 @ 12:47am by Captain Daniel Westphalen in General News

A character who was once an NPC on the ship, operations officer Iona, is now inhabited by a player! Welcome Lt. Iona to the Aurora! Hopefully he'll keep us going through the mountains of paperwork a starship generates.

» Updates!

Posted on Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 @ 9:56pm by Captain Daniel Westphalen in General News

I've gotten all crew who have participated up and running, including in the Theta Fleet roster as well. So welcome to Lieutenant Ka'Tock, Dr. Maxwell, and Lieutenant Nastari! I'm super excited we now have almost as many blue uniforms as red and gold combined!

Additionally, I'm going to be making a push here soon to update our wiki - it didn't come with when we re-opened the site, and my life's been a little hectic, so that sat by the wayside. But it's time to make it way clearer what's aboard the Aurora (for example, the ol' bird's far too small to include a holodeck, but it does have a small gym!). I'll have complete deckplans, and a breakdown of the crew - these may be entirely irrelevant to some, but given that our sim's based on a ship with a very finite amount of resources, I like people knowing what's around.

The first big mission post has split the senior crew - half going to Nal'daya in the Waverider shuttle ( to work out what the scientists there have seen, and the other half staying behind to try and get the Aurora working properly. Looks like we're all going to get busy soon!

» Welcomes!

Posted on Tue Dec 13th, 2016 @ 7:37pm by Captain Daniel Westphalen in General News

Since it hasn't yet been said, it's time to!

Welcome to Lieutenants Nakano and Hadren! The Aurora now has a complete set of Operations department heads!

This also brings us up to the point that the sim could be considered active. To that end, I think we'll start moving towards making some things happen! I'll be working on more aggressively recruiting, but in the meantime, settle in! Get in some post time with your crew mates!

Latest Mission Posts

» Captain's Log

Mission: Cloud Surfing
Posted on Sun Sep 17th, 2017 @ 7:09pm by Captain Daniel Westphalen

Captain's Log, stardate 95313.69.

Our brief layover for new personnel and restock after the Nal'Daya mission allowed for everyone to take a breath - one I think I needed more than the crew. I've been in command of this ship for almost five years now, and in that time, I…

» The Forging

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Sun Sep 17th, 2017 @ 6:59pm by Captain Daniel Westphalen & Lieutenant Trei Jansum

Daniel waited for Trei to arrive, checking his chronometer on his terminal while he did. He hadn't indicated to the security chief that he should hurry to the meeting, so the chronometer checking was more a sense of impatience than any sort of tardiness on Trei's account. But Daniel was…

» Messages From Family

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Tue Sep 12th, 2017 @ 3:38am by Lieutenant Trei Jansum

Trei walked back to his quarters, beat up and bruised, but not too bad. Some of the security staff had needed to go to Sickbay which wasn't great because there was no chief doctor. He sat on his couch and took off his boots and sock, wincing at the pain.…

» The Next Step

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Sat Aug 26th, 2017 @ 3:20am by Lieutenant Commander Amber Quinn & Captain Daniel Westphalen

It was late. But he rang Amber's bell anyway, waiting outside her quarters and hoping against hope that the corridor would remain deserted until she answered.

Amber couldn't sleep. Too much was going through her mind, too many things she needed to resolve within herself. When the door chimed, she…

» Reunited (part 3)

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Sat Aug 26th, 2017 @ 3:16am by Lieutenant Commander Amber Quinn & Captain Daniel Westphalen & Lieutenant Trei Jansum



"It depends on the flare," Amber said, quickly checking the data. "Shields can withstand the effects for a short time. We don't need to be inside the corona to launch the probe. We can maintain a safe distance and still be effective." A message appeared on her console.…

Latest Personal Logs

» Stardate 94931.32

Posted on Mon May 1st, 2017 @ 1:03am by Captain Daniel Westphalen

Personal Log, Captain Daniel Westphalen, Stardate 94931.32.

The last six months, on assignment for Admiral Hastings while my command was being refit, reminded me of a simpler time. Adjutant work is by no means easy, but it is an environment where my decisions are not scrutinized, my ship's positive attrition…