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

» 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!

» A New Era

Posted on Thu Sep 22nd, 2016 @ 12:00am by Captain Daniel Westphalen in General News

Once upon a time, the Aurora plied the quadrant, studying unique lifeforms and interesting phenomena. Then, their adventures faded to the background.

But they've returned, with new anomalies to scan, new survey missions to complete, and new science experiments to perform! So let's get out there, people, and start learning!

Latest Mission Posts

» Secure Physical

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Mon Jun 19th, 2017 @ 11:55pm by Lieutenant Trei Jansum

Trei hated physicals, but it was standard to get one the moment a new chief doctor came aboard. If he wanted his department to do it, he had to do it. He entered sickbay, and sat on a biobed, waiting to be poked and prodded.

Lily heard someone come in,…

» Unexpected Information

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Mon Jun 19th, 2017 @ 4:14am by Captain Daniel Westphalen & Lieutenant Commander Amber Quinn & Lieutenant Trei Jansum & Lieutenant Kizre Viiar & Lieutenant JG Ka'Tock & Lieutenant JG Djeneba Nastari


The team carefully approached the hidden observation point from the back side, or what their information told them was the back side. The duckblind was built into the side of a bluff, with no exterior sign of Federation construction - at least, until the team received a tricorder signal…

» Another Meeting

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Tue Jun 13th, 2017 @ 2:39am by Lieutenant Commander Amber Quinn & Lieutenant Azusa Nakano


Amber walked into Engineering to see what she could do to help Azusa with the ship modifications since a lot of the tweaking had been done by Amber, at least in Science.

Azusa was standing by the small warp core, her fingers tapping away at the diagnostic console. Because…

» Adrift

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Sat Jun 10th, 2017 @ 11:28pm by Captain Daniel Westphalen & Lieutenant Azusa Nakano & Lieutenant Iona Myhr

Daniel had been pacing the bridge for the better part of an hour, which was probably setting the two duty officers present, Iona on Ops and Ensign Markenberg on Conn, on edge. Daniel himself felt the tension, and couldn't make it go away. He wasn't used to being stuck, left…

» The Singing Engineer

Mission: Taking Wing
Posted on Wed Jun 7th, 2017 @ 1:58am by Lieutenant Azusa Nakano

Engineering was very quiet. The ship was having multiple problems with the engines. With Engineering being small and some could call it cramped, the moral was quite low. Azusa who was standing at the warp core control unit looked around the room. Several of the engineers were still very young…

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…