“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them." ― Rabindranath Tagore

30 Days.

A lot can happen in just one day, let alone thirty. For the crew of the Ulysses, thirty days have all merged into one thanks to the horrendous, seemingly never-ending convoy escort duty we’ve been on since leaving the Gamma Quadrant. The lawless nature of the Northern Expanse has drawn our Luna-class ship away from her first mission of exploration, the only benefit being the fact the crew had plenty of time to get to know each other and the ship itself.

You see, the Northern Expanse represents a microcosm of the galaxy at large; whether its minor players such as the Breen, Ferengi, or Tzenkethi, or even larger galactic powers such as the Cardassians or the Romulans, it seems that anyone and everyone seems to be content to threaten peace, free passage and trade in the area of space to the galactic north of Federation space.

My friend, the year is 2393 and it has been several years since the Hobus incident, which did a lot of damage to the Romulan Star Empire, although did not wipe them out entirely. The Cardassians, Klingons, Breen and Ferengi would have enjoyed that all too much. But as the years roll on and the Federation’s assistance begins to dwindle, others continue to try to take advantage of the weak position the Romulan people find themselves in. It all stems from the years before Hobus, when several resistance groups set out to oppose what the Empire was becoming. Pirate attacks became an ever increasing threat in the Northern Expanse. Thus, our presence in the Expanse, to try to figure out what is going on and bring peace and stability to our little zone of the galaxy. One thing is for certain, the Rihannsu Resistance are not making our efforts any easier.

Over and over again, dangerous scenario after dangerous scenario, Starfleet vessels in the Expanse seem to become targets for those seeking to destroy the fragile peace. Although we’ve been in the Expanse for less than a month, the crew of the Ulysses do not have the luxury of taking time off to deal with their shared experiences; as always, duty calls.

If only I was at liberty to divulge the reality of the true danger we are all in…

Commander Tharia sh'Elas
Officer Commanding, USS Ulysses

The USS Ulysses is part of the following 5th Fleet storyline:

Latest Mission Posts

» Getting to Know Each Other

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Thursday July 9th, 2020 @ 4:13am by Lieutenant Adam Paxton & Commander Aria Winters

Adam was in the mess hall, his lunch dishes empty on the table in front of him, and his focus on the PADD in hand. He had pulled all the navigational and cartographical reports for the region they were headed to and was still familiarizing himself with the region. His…

» Into the light

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Tuesday July 7th, 2020 @ 6:27pm by Ensign Jocelyn Zemke & Commander Aria Winters

The night watch had it's charms. It was typically less crowded and the computer systems were less taxed by the hustle and bustle of the first watch. It was a great time to get work done in solitude. The evening work order mentioned some malfunction on Deck 16, in the…

» Neurochemistry

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Monday July 6th, 2020 @ 9:51pm by Lieutenant Adam Paxton & Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Hill M.D.

It had been a few days since Adam had met with Jonathan in his quarters. The pilot had to admit he enjoying seeing the other man outside of duty-related activities, it had been a couple of nights and he decided to drop by sickbay and see how sleep was coming…

» Programming

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Monday July 6th, 2020 @ 1:11am by Lieutenant JG Peter Wilson & Ensign Jocelyn Zemke

Peter reviewed the coding for the third time today. He could not figure out what caused the gravity failure in Commander Winter's quarters this morning. All the code looked ok and the computer was no help. He sighed and rubbed his tired eyes. The hum of the warp core and…

» Trepidation

Mission: Whispers In The Dark
Posted on Sunday July 5th, 2020 @ 8:03pm by Commander Tharia sh'Elas & Ensign Nisha Kedam & Lieutenant Adam Paxton & Lieutenant Elleese Elloyia

The captain rose and left the bridge, and the counselor's silver-blue eyes followed her with an emotion that rarely filled them.


Elleese would not give in to fear as that was not a luxury she presently had and would have to wait, but the hesitation couldn't help but linger…

Latest Personal Logs

» Letter Home

Posted on Tuesday July 7th, 2020 @ 7:13pm by Ensign Jocelyn Zemke

"Hey mom, Uncle Val, and Zemke Family. I know it has been some time since I last wrote to all of you. As you have probably guessed, I've been very busy here on the Ulysses. I don't have many updates....and NO, it's not because I have been drafted by Section…

» What Happens in Risa Part One

Posted on Sunday March 29th, 2020 @ 6:29am by Lieutenant JG Tokala Brant

/=\Keihie Risa. Three weeks before Tokala's arrival on Ulysses/=\
Talin was very good at what she did, that is why her benefactors paid her so handsomely. She had a reputation for always accomplishing her mission and delivering the goods. Her go-to method was seduction. She was petite, about five feet…