Welcome to the USS Excelsior!
The USS Excelsior holds a proud place throughout history. Originally dubbed the Great Experiment and commanded by one Hikaru Sulu. In Latin, Excelsior means 'Ever Upward'. Throughout its time, each Excelsior has been a Ship of the Line, starting with the Original Excelsior Class vessel.
More recently, the Excelsior-C holds a proud place in the history of The Federation. The Excelsior served in 2384 during the Battle of Union. Subsequently, the Excelsior was the first Federation Starship to discover The Round Table. Some months after, the Excelsior completed the first of many successful exploration missions throughout that sector. The Excelsior completed many first contact missions making the discovery of the Round Table extremely important.
About the GameIt is our aim to create an enjoyable and stimulating environment to write and be creative. The Excelsior has a rich and diverse history, spanning many years and many Commanding Officer's.
Many people have come to love the Excelsior. I myself was told when I first took over the Excelsior that she is a special ship and I have learned that. It is special. Its a special place to write and I have made some great friends along the way, which is the ethos of the Excelsior. Have fun, in our special place with friends.
If you would like become part of the history that is Excelsior, please submit an application. We are only as a strong as the players who write. The aim is for us to be a community of collaborative writers, creating a story together.
Mission DetailsExcelsior's current mission is 'Enemies Closer.' This mission will involve the Vaadwaur and provide the crew with many subjects to explore.
Mission Day: MD 1
Location: Diogara Station (Immense Class), The Diogara Sector - The Delta Quadrant
It has been 3 weeks since the Battle of Starbase 900, where the Station was destoryed by the Borg
Recruiting!We are currently recruiting for several key Senior Officer positions.
Chief Flight Control Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Science Officer
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Counselor (please e-mail to discuss this position)
Chief Intelligence Officer
Established February 16th, 2013 - Gardner Era. 3 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS
Proud Affliates of SPC Simms
Latest News Items
Posted on Friday July 29th, 2016 @ 4:48pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
I received an last night confirming the Excelsior's acceptance into Pegasus Fleet with one condition prior to officially joining. I have to complete the Pegasus fleet CO course. I have already submitted the first assignment and I'm hoping to have this done in a few days.
I'll keep you updated as this progresses.
Posted on Tuesday July 26th, 2016 @ 5:37pm by Captain Peter Gardner in Website Update
There have been some changes to do with the website, but I want to share with you the reasons for all this upheaval for those that don't know.
Basically, we have been hosted with James Heaney, who owns the ussexcelsior.com domain. James was a former CO of our Excelsior and he bought the domain back then. Whilst James has been hosting us, I've been unable to get to the backend to sort out the database issues that we have been suffering with, as that would give me the access to all his other stuff. James runs a highly successfully audio drama around his Excelsior and there are some resources (which has expressed not being able to explain why) which sit on our domain ussexcelsior.com that his audio drama heavily relies on and has done for a long time. As such, he is unable to simply transfer the domain to a new host.
He has tried several solutions to resolve this, but he is unable to. A while ago, I purchased a new domain, which is ussexcelsior.net. The new site, now resides here http://www.ussexcelsior.net. The old domain ussexcelsior.com will, when James gets online he will be doing a redirection for anyone going to the .com domain.
For some of us, me included, this is going to be a big change, something I really didn't want to happen, but it has and its the only solution that is presenting itself to us.
The old sub-domain, will also automatically redirect to our new site.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me regarding me this.
Posted on Sunday July 24th, 2016 @ 11:20pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Just temporally, the site can be accessed at http://excelsior.wolfsims.net until the domain propagates to the new name servers. I'll confirm when this happens!
Posted on Sunday July 24th, 2016 @ 9:34pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
The site will be going down for some maintainence at some point in the next 48 hours. During that time, the site will hopefully be transfered to my good friends Emily Wolf's hosting so she can sort the database issues we are having at this time. You will notice nothing, as the site will be staying the same.
I appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Any questions please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Tuesday July 19th, 2016 @ 12:39am by Captain Peter Gardner in General News
Please welcome Scott to the Excelsior family. Scott joins us at an exciting time as we find pastures new, something that is a very exciting prospect. Scott found us after I placed one of several ads on a PBEM site and I am quite pleased it worked. He will be taking up the position of Chief Engineer. I very much look forward to writing with Scott and him joining the very long history of the Excelsior.
Ever Upwards my friends,
Latest Mission Posts
Ambrigaria University, Planet Ga, Diogara Commonwealth
MD 0, 1200 Hours
“Before I conclude this lecture, I’d like to reiterate how preliminary our understanding of the Sanitherica site is.” Professor Magnus Alastair Sterling said from the off-center lectern atop the auditorium stage. Behind and above him a large holographic schematic of…
Zeleny Novacek paused outside the hatch to Invidious’ inappropriately named Communication Room. The cabin in fact was a highly sophisticated network of signal intelligence gathering and cyber-warfare systems in addition to mere communication. Next to the Bridge the Communication Room was the most heavily secured area of the ship. It…
“Yeah?” The Captain’s informal reply and implied despair to Maddox’s chime press was an indicator lost on the Benzite. He was simply outside the captain’s door with a report. He stepped forward and the door to the ready-room office slid only partially open. Maddox knew that would happen, it was…
"I told you it was only a matter of time." Dazia stated to Sierra grimacing at the same time.
The security office was large. Much larger than Dazia had enjoyed on the Galaxy and beyond it was the security hub and also the detention cells to the right.
Mission: Enemies Closer
Posted on Tuesday June 28th, 2016 @ 10:59pm by Staff Sergeant Nichol Meyers & Corporal Crux Rosari & Lance Corporal Eri Sawamori & Private 1st Class Renata de Leon & Private 1st Class Seamus Ramsay & Private 1st Class Makorin
Tripartite Lounge was one of the smaller and less lively of recreational facilities aboard Diogara Station made available to the crews of Task Force 38’s decimated fleet.
The lounge’s large exterior viewports overlooked open space outside the station and offered glimpses of the surviving broken and batter task force starships…
Latest Personal Logs
Posted on Friday April 8th, 2016 @ 11:55pm by
Lieutenant J.G. Beardsley, Personal Log
Just got off the comm with Dad. I told him about my transfer to the Excelsior, and he barely batted an eye. Just told me what he usually does, about how it'll just be a luxury cruise compared to how he served. Yeah right, Dad.…
Posted on Sunday April 19th, 2015 @ 7:39pm by Lieutenant Lucille Zenne
For four years, she had studied on foreign worlds, conducting research for the benefit of the Alpha Quadrant's most vulnerable species. Her first ship assignment, the Excelsior, would now take her to possibilities she could not imagine, at least that is what she hopes.
Personal Log, Stardate #####
Posted on Tuesday March 10th, 2015 @ 4:25pm by
"Chief Engineer's Log, Lieutenant Command Rachel Hanssen, USS Excelsior.
"Today, Lieutenant Adow, Senior Chief Miller, and myself found ourselves assisting some junior recent transfers in replacing a plasma conduit in the port nacelle. It was entirely uneventful, save for some uncharacteristic swearing on behalf of the senior engineering staff. I…
Posted on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 @ 4:58pm by
Yoshi always eagerly anticipated his scheduled calls to Koko. She was performing so admirably at the academy and her results so far indicated she would make a splendid Starfleet Scientist. She loved the stars and so it was only fitting that she major in Astro Physics and Stellar Cartography. Yoshi…
Posted on Wednesday April 16th, 2014 @ 5:15am by Lieutenant Rhiannon Nicks
Rhiannon entered her quarters, kicked off her shoes, and began stripping off her uniform as she crossed to the bathroom. "I need a long bath," she said as she began filling the tub. Five minutes later she was soaking in warm tub of soothing bubbles surrounded by the soft…