“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:

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» Food for Thought

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Sunday August 2nd, 2020 @ 8:16pm by Commander Tharia sh'Elas & Lieutenant Commander Javorian Travis & Ensign Udal & Ensign Nisha Kedam & Commander Aria Winters & Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Hill M.D. & Lieutenant Adam Paxton & Lieutenant Elleese Elloyia & Lieutenant JG Peter Wilson & Ensign Jocelyn Zemke & Lieutenant JG Oliver Wellesley

To say that movie night had been a resounding success was probably a massive understatement. The Wayward Traveller had been abuzz with activity ever since the film had kicked off, with the last patrons kicked out in the early hours of the following morning, which gave the proprietors time to…

» Gremlins, Trojans, & Saboteurs

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Tuesday July 28th, 2020 @ 5:22pm by Commander Tharia sh'Elas & Lieutenant JG Peter Wilson & Ensign Jocelyn Zemke

The computer had taken longer than expected to comb through the information. The process would have been quicker if the main computer could have been trusted to provide an objective conclusion. The independent computers in Ops were scaled down versions of the main computer and the only ones unaffected by…

» First Date

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Monday July 27th, 2020 @ 7:02pm by Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Hill M.D. & Lieutenant Adam Paxton

Adam had changed four times, finally settling on a grey button-up and dark pants. He wasn't normally nervous about a date, even a first date. There was something about Jonathan that made him nervous, but the kiss definitely showed that at the very least there was a mutual attraction. Agreeing…

» Who you gonna call?

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Saturday July 25th, 2020 @ 7:26pm by Commander Aria Winters & Commander Tharia sh'Elas & Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Hill M.D. & Lieutenant Commander Javorian Travis & Lieutenant Adam Paxton & Lieutenant JG Peter Wilson & Ensign Jocelyn Zemke & Ensign Nisha Kedam & Petty Officer 3rd Class Robin Jackson

Standing on the upper level, Commander Aria Winters surveyed the scene below her in delight. All of the planning and preparation had come together beautifully, culminating in the transformation of the Wayward Traveller over the course of just a few hours. It was perfect.

The floor beneath her seemed to…

» Commissioned for Leadership

Mission: Let The Good Times Roll
Posted on Monday July 20th, 2020 @ 11:06pm by Commander Tharia sh'Elas & Ensign Jocelyn Zemke

Jocelyn had completed the night shift and restored power to the waste disposal system in the lower decks. She had manged to return to her quarters to spruce up, change uniforms, and splash her face with cold water. In her excitement, she even managed to send a brief note to…

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» Chief of Operations Log

Posted on Saturday July 18th, 2020 @ 4:00am by Ensign Jocelyn Zemke

"For several days the main computer has been experiencing mysterious mishaps. Lieutenant Wilson and I have been attempting to locate the source of faulty programming which continues to affect primary, secondary, and tertiary systems. The information we have gathered, thus far, would seem to indicate some kind of trojan-ware which…

» 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…