Welcome to the USS Spartan!

Welcome to the USS Spartan, a ship with a long history and an incredible tale...

Spartan's journey began decades ago in a galaxy very much like the one he, and his crew, find themselves in now. It's just not the same reality you see and therein lays the rub.

Spartan's path began as an NX-class Nautilus spaceframe with an experimental AI in the late 2360's. His journey and that of the crew spanned three different service groups, four fleets and forty years as he and his crew hopped from one spaceframe to another.

Spartan fought wars, saved worlds, deposed despotic rulers and ferried dignitaries to highly secret locations for discussions that were so far beyond normal clearance it might as well have been down a singularity. Spartan was central in expanding the membership of the Alliance (his reality's version of the Khittomer Accords Allies), adding to the roster of worlds the Romulan Republic, the Rihan Convergence, the Cardassian Union, the Ferengi Alliance, the Q'lrn Unity, the Consensus, the Klingon Imperium, the Sinari and the Ico.

Spartan hosted some of the most decorated officers in all of Starfleet and the most dedicated and when a new threat, the Anazi attacked, Spartan led the way into the fight. In five years of brutal war the Anazi and their Syndicate allies nearly wiped out the Alliance. Spartan and his crew stood fast and fought back against a foe that blew away lesser crews as so much dust before a squall. In the end the Anazi mysteriously vanished, leaving their allies to fall before the combined might of Spartan and the Alliance. Though victorious, the Alliance suffered a heavy cost.

The aftermath of the Anazi War left the Alliance held together with wishes and the strings of friendship and mutual need. Each species and civilization brought forward the best skills of its people to help repair the damage wrought by the amazingly ruthless and devastating Anazi.

For nearly twenty more years, the crew of the Spartan worked tirelessly to rebuild their civilization while Spartan and other powerful Interdiction Cruisers sat inactive in mothball fleets, since there weren't enough resources to maintain them. Spartan slept in the cold darkness of space, dreaming of the day he'd fly again.

When that day came, nothing went as planned.

A new crew arrived to launch the new "Outward Project," a bold endeavor by the still battered Core Worlds to make contact with colonies and outposts lost behind the Anazi line during the war. The children of Spartan's original crew and some of their youngest relatives came to shake Spartan awake and found... well, not exactly what they were expecting.

At some point, when Spartan was being shut down, the Unity and the Federation had pooled resources and implanted Spartan's worn and damaged spaceframe with organic components such as their living ships, the Vitaki, were made from. Spartan was now cybernetic, partially organic and alive, partially inorganic and nonliving. And what they found in place of a normal Starfleet computer core was instead... a massive biocrystalline core, a living brain, of a Vitaki.

And this new hybrid ship was asleep and quite comfortably so.

Eventually Spartan's new crew shook him awake and he met his new captain. They formed a rapport but before they could get underway the real troubles began, with sabotage as they prepared to depart, then a mine that had been hidden and was inaccessible where it was, and then the original NX-Spartan Nautilus class was used to attack them. They fled, the mine was handled in a desperate maneuver involving transporters as an Imperium ship got in the way of the NX and took it out by sacrificing itself.

Spartan, in his first jump in two-and-a-half decades, blew out a whole deck and several sections along one side as his matter buffers imploded, ripping open a hole into subspace through which they plummeted.

After many harrowing misadventures across a variety of sidereal realities, Spartan found a new "home", one that he and his crew were closely modulated to and one that while several decades less advanced then they were, it was still remarkably similar to the universe they left behind.

Spartan and his crew now rest in the David Mack version of the Destiny novels and the Typhon Pact circa 2381+. We begin in this timeline and follow significant events in the series closely while allowing for original content. Spartan is an advanced ship designed primarily for combat and intelligence. His technology, while organic and strange to this timeline is familiar enough that Starfleet from any era can pick up his systems quickly. Spartan is currently looking for crew who are willing to make a new home, a crew that sometimes does bad things to do the right thing and a crew that isn't normal under any circumstances. If you feel up for a creative challenge set in an original and dynamic setting staged in the Star Trek universe, then apply today.


Latest News Items

» On

Posted on Sun Apr 7th, 2013 @ 9:32pm by Lieutenant Kestra Elaan in General News

This sim is currently on hiatus. We have lost a dear friend and brilliant mind. At this time we do not know when we will be back. Our hearts go out to the family and other friends of Shayne. We will miss him dearly.

Tina


» IDF Newsletter July

Posted on Sat Aug 25th, 2012 @ 10:30am by in General News

Writers of Task Force Omega,

The leading members of the IDF Admiralty have put together and completed yet another new issue of the Independence Fleet Newsletter for July 2012, full of the usual bits and pieces.

Unlike last month, however, Omega was less successful in the awards department than it was last month (in which we did do splendidly), but we have nevertheless had an interesting time. For starters, we've had a good few newcomers.

Two awards were received by Omega players, including Captain Caleb Virgil (Chris) and Lieutenant Commander Brul Unger (Mau), who have been awarded the "Genesis Post" for the Liberty Belle's latest mission's introduction, "A Completed Sentence", and Lieutenant JG Lanazir Sevim (Hanh) for her continued commitment and contributions to the Omegaverse's timeline - namely the Andorian Schism.

If any of you have any questions or issues concerning Task Force Omega or Independence Fleet, feel free to contact me at (wmorgan@independencefleet.com) or Fleet Admiral Wheeler, at (admiralwheeler@independencefleet.com).

Warmest regards,

Chris
Commodore William Morgan
Task Force Omega Commanding Officer


» A Special Invitation

Posted on Sat Jul 7th, 2012 @ 10:41pm by in General News

In 30 minutes (10pm central) an ADULTS ONLY RATED R Roast of the Fleet Admiral begins in the fleet Chat Room. You can join the fleet chat room by logging into your ship; locate the CHAT feature (perhaps on the MAIN page to the right? Or the SIM page? At the top beside Control Panel?) and click on it. People are already there, so go ahead and join us! 18+ ONLY!

A special reminder, http://www.dcwg.org/ is where you can scan your computer for a malware that could affect you Monday. It doesn't hurt to check!
We celebrate 11 Years of service for Independence Fleet so come and join us!
www.IndependenceFleet.com
Thanks,
Admiral Wakeland
Chief of Fleet Operations


» IDF Newsletter May 2012

Posted on Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 @ 3:05pm by in General News

Writers of Task Force Omega,

The leading members of the IDF Admiralty have put together and completed yet another new issue of the Independence Fleet Newsletter for May 2012, full of the usual awards and fun nonsense!

Unlike last month, however, Omega was less successful in the awards department than it was last month (in which we did do splendidly), but we have nevertheless had an interesting time. For starters, we've had a good few newcomers.

On the Liberty Belle:
- Lieutenant JG Lanazir "Zira" Sevim, Chief Strategic Operations Officer
- MCPO Liu Ming, Chief of the Boat and Master-at-Arms.

On Starbase Eridani:
- Major James LeBlanc, Head of Station Security and Havoc Rangers Team Leader

On the USS Spartan:
- Lieutenant JG Ceridwyn Eranoth, Medical Officer

If any of you have any questions or issues concerning Task Force Omega, feel free to contact me at (wmorgan@independencefleet.com) or Fleet Admiral Wheeler, at (admiralwheeler@independencefleet.com).

Warmest regards,

Chris
Commodore William Morgan
Task Force Omega Commanding Officer


» IDF Newsletter April 2012

Posted on Wed May 16th, 2012 @ 8:11am by in General News

Writers of Task Force Omega,

The leading members of the IDF Admiralty have put together and completed a new issue of the Independence Fleet Newsletter for April 2012, complete with awards, updates and interviews.

Some awards were won by players within Task Force Omega, namely on the Liberty Belle, the flagship of Omega and the most well-established of the active trio (until we can find an active CO for the IKS Koloth).

In February, Crewman Aure (played by Allisen, but now inactive) won the Rookie of the Month Award, and then the Most Valuable Player Award in March.

April saw Hoshia Nakamura, the Liberty Belle's civilian liaison officer, winning the Recruitment Award for introducing Sarah Anderson to the ship, but even more impressive than this are the two "Best Post" awards Lieutenant Commander Brul Unger (played by Mau), Captain Caleb Virgil (played by Chris) and Doctor Tin Sel Granth (played by Joseph) received in March and April respectively, for the two [Armada] timeline posts, Arbiter of a New Dawn and The Strings of Authority.

I highly recommend you read these posts, as well as the rest of the ongoing struggle within the Armada and its ruling Triumvirate as the story draws to a close, and pleased offer your warmest congratulations to Mau, who also commands Starbase Eridani, as the Armada timeline is his brainchild.

If any of you have any questions concerning Task Force Omega, feel free to contact me at (wmorgan@independencefleet.com) or Fleet Admiral Wheeler, at (admiralwheeler@independencefleet.com).

Good day to you all,

Chris
Commodore William Morgan
Task Force Omega Commanding Officer


Latest Mission Posts

» Dreaming Memories

Mission: Incursion!
Posted on Wed Jan 9th, 2013 @ 6:24am by Lieutenant Kestra Elaan

Kestra's quarters were completely uniquely Kestra. She had always loved the wild hidden places and so had visualized her favorite spot when she had been told that she could have any kind of quarters that she wanted. It looked like a forest glade, where a large fallen tree had been…


» Seditious Plots

Mission: Mission: Sedition
Posted on Mon Jan 7th, 2013 @ 4:52am by Captain Linneas sen'Telpherion & Captain Lonus sen'Telpherion & Lieutenant Kestra Elaan & Lieutenant Anzio Mira'ni

SomIn regarded Lonus easily and chuckled. "Were I anyone else, that would be cause for concern. But as you can see I've surrounded myself with those capable of defending themselves and, if necessary, me. Though our friends in the future have managed to blindside me a few times," he paused…


» Shopping for a New Future

Mission: Mission: Sedition
Posted on Fri Dec 21st, 2012 @ 8:51pm by Captain Linneas sen'Telpherion & Captain Lonus sen'Telpherion

~Com from Linneas and Arcturus~ Dok, using relays, reported to Lonus ~He's making a "shopping list" and needs your input. I suggest Jumjaa sticks~

~I'm not sure it's that kind of shopping list but I'll mention it.~ Lonus smiled in his thoughts. ~Route sending to my personal quarters. Lonus is…


» Tardy to the Party 3: Cauldron

Mission: Mission: Sedition
Posted on Tue Aug 14th, 2012 @ 7:37pm by Captain Linneas sen'Telpherion & Captain Lonus sen'Telpherion & Lieutenant Kestra Elaan & Lieutenant Anzio Mira'ni & Lieutenant JG Ceridwyn Eranoth

As if walking through a cloaking field to shimmer into visibility, the away team materialized mid-step onto the metal ramp that Artemis floated next to, which reached out into the null-gravity environment for a B'rel to float and the ramp to touch its docking port.

The shipyard was a massive…


» Dinner Time! (Part III)

Mission: Mission: Sedition
Posted on Tue Jul 17th, 2012 @ 4:50pm by Lieutenant JG Ceridwyn Eranoth & Private Gwyliam Eranoth & Captain Lonus sen'Telpherion

=/= OLD =/=

"Then my name is LONUS. We just ate a great dinner and we're talking as friends. When the uniform is off, leave it off unless we go to alert. Do I make myself clear?"

"Yes sir," Liam said for his sister, his hands dropping down to touch…