Welcome to the USS Equinox!

“We shall not cease from exploration…And the end of all our exploring…Will be to arrive where we started…And know the place for the first time…" – T.S. Eliot

After one of the deadliest engagements that the Federation ever faced, “The Battle of the Round Table”, a Task Force once tasked with exploration now lays in ruin struggling to survive. Every crew, every leader, burdened with a heavy heart and a broken spirit from the void the Borg left and the uncertainty of ever being a dominate fixture in the Delta Quadrant again.

The USS Equinox is a starship namesake in the exploration of the Delta Quadrant. Many of her first crew realized that,
"the night of time far surpasseth the day,”
―Sir Thomas Browne, 1658.

The Equinox’s primary mission is to seek out new allies and heal old wounds in an area of space the USS Voyager drifted through over a decade ago. But, their mission does not stop there…

As her and her crew joins the ranks of Task Force 99; they are guided by a new mandate, fueled by a even deeper thirst to explore the great unknown. A Task Force made up of explorers, seeking answers to history's long asked questions, and exploring alternative realities to learn what may have happened were choices different.

All COs, like Commodore Noth, have been recruited under the strictest of guidelines and given a device which allows him to summon a "vortex" which gives them access to the Manheim Temporal Research Facility, an HQ stationed in any alternate universe in the year 2422. It is here where they can share knowledge about their reality, universe, timeline, or accept missions - using the Manheim's "vortex" to travel across time and space with infinite possibilities. The Manheim is what unites Task Force 99; the hub which connects all - to ultimately go boldly, "Beyond the Bounds of Space and Time!"

The crew of the Equinox welcomes you - to explore the Delta Quadrant, the space and universes beyond, and now time itself! It is our aim to create an enjoyable and stimulating environment to write and be creative. If you would like become part of our next chapter, please submit an application and join in the adventure! The darkness awaits… all you need do is wonder…


Latest News Items

» Captain’s Brief 016 – 6/19/2017

Posted on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 @ 2:03am by Captain Adren Bahrat Noth in General News

To the Crew of the Equinox,

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations all!
Just to recognize how awesome you each are, the Bravo Fleet Admiralty have given us TWO rewards in their Hall of Honor!

First, we have been awarded the Task Force Sim of the Month:
"USS Equinox - Where sims often pursue tactical or diplomatic missions, this one stands out based on its bend towards sociology and anthropology. It has written a rather interesting plotline this month."

Secondly, we have been awarded the Bravo Fleet Sim of the Month:
"USS Equinox - The Equinox has a rather interesting plotline running and with consideration of different mission types that sets this game out as a pioneer for recognition of these accomplishments. It is with great honor that we bestow the first fleet level SotM to the Equinox."

Way to go folks! You have earned it! Not just I recognize how awesome you each are!

See the official announcement here: https://forum.bravofleet.com/forum/announcements/award-announcements/27315-may-2017-sim-and-player-of-the-month-awards

Well done and keep up the awesome work,
USS Equinox Commanding Officer,
Fleet Captain Adren Bahrat Noth


» Captain’s Brief 015 – 1/28/2017

Posted on Sun Jan 29th, 2017 @ 12:20am by Captain Adren Bahrat Noth in Out of Character

To the Crew of the Equinox,

I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for taking this creative leap and joining the Equinox crew. You all collectively and individually make my role as GM worth it! You inspire me each time I login and experience firsthand your writing crafts. You all have helped elevate this writing platform - and have made it comparable to only a few. I thank you for sharing your creativity with me!

With the nature of this message, some of you have reached some impressive milestones:

Commander Caden Lister - An active crewmember for 10 Months+
Lieutenant Kyra Blythe - An active crewmember for 10 Months+
Crewman Recruit R'Vex Neral - An active crewmember for 10 Months+
Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Cherenzhenko - An active crewmember for 10 Months+
Lieutenant Jeremy Tao - An active crewmember for 7 Months+
Lieutenant JG Simon Crewe - An active crewmember for 6 Months+

Some of you have called the Equinox home for almost a year; while others have jumped over the half year mark; both simply remarkable. Your dedication is admirable and I feel that you should all be rewarded.

Upon finishing our 3 month deep space assignment in The Gradin Belt (after our current mission) Bahrat IC will award each of your characters with a medal; a medal known as "Battle of Starbase 900" for your dedication to his crew and your heroic contribution to The Battle of The Round Table. There will be an IC celebration. View details of the award here: http://wiki.bravofleet.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Starbase_900

I welcome the reminder of the crew to thank you all for your service and congratulation you each on your milestone and pending IC reward. As for those of you approaching your 1 year milestone I have something a little extra planned! Stay tuned!

Thanks again,
USS Equinox Commanding Officer,
Fleet Captain Adren Bahrat Noth


» Captain’s Brief 014 – 1/28/2017

Posted on Sat Jan 28th, 2017 @ 10:24pm by Captain Adren Bahrat Noth in Out of Character

To the Crew of the Equinox,

HEADER: Creating a Fleet Account!

I would like to advise all my players to register for a BFMS/Fleet account, set up your character(s) and link them to the simm by setting their status to "Active" and their assignment to the USS Equinox. I'd be happy to help you if wanted to hop over to Discord and troubleshoot with me.

The BFMS (Bravo Fleet Management System) is Bravo Fleet's next generation player platform. From here, you can manage characters that appear on your Fleet dossier, nominate players for awards, edit details and so much more. Heck just look at our fancy fancy ship page on the BFMS. As you can see some crew have already signed up and are located in our ship's roster: http://www.bravofleet.com/game/305/

This is just a great way to showcase your character and share it with the Fleet community. As we say at Bravo Fleet, "The story of the ship you’re on, and your character, can reach far beyond just the simm itself. Bravo Fleet’s canon is a collection of the stories told through its simms, and as such, in addition to joining the simm, you should also create an account on the Fleet site where you can maintain your character(s).

Link to get your own account: http://www.bravofleet.com/wp-login.php?action=register

Once you do this and receive your password via email, you can log in and add your character(s) from your simms by going to the Characters interface and filling them out. When you do this, you’ll want to set your character to Active, assign it to the simm you’re on, and then publish a draft for review by the game master. Once the game master approves it, they’ll be able to add the character to the simm’s manifest and then your character, along with their details, will show up on the simm’s listing on the Fleet site.

Your Fleet account is your tool to add to the story of the Fleet as a whole. With it, regardless of if your character serves on one simm or several, they have an everlasting presence in the Fleet, and your profile will always show where it is you’re currently writing with them.

Best Wishes,
USS Equinox Commanding Officer,
Fleet Captain Adren Bahrat Noth


» Discord!

Posted on Mon Jan 9th, 2017 @ 9:27pm by Lieutenant JG Emma Wolf in Out of Character

Hey Folks,

So, on behalf of Bahrat, I'm pleased to announce that the Equinox is moving over to Discord! The reason why you're hearing from me and not him is because I handle most of the Equinox's web/system stuff. Anyway, whether you have a Discord account or not, please sign up! https://discord.gg/8S7u3rN

Discord has applications for Windows, Mac, IOS, and Android (with Linux support coming soon!). To download the app, click here: https://discordapp.com/download. The link in the navigation already points to this invite. If you need any help connecting, shoot me a PM!

Enjoy!

Emily aka,

Lieutenant JG Emma Wolf
Assistant Chief Sec/Tac Officer


» Captain’s Brief 013 – 12/23/2016

Posted on Fri Dec 23rd, 2016 @ 4:50pm by Captain Adren Bahrat Noth in Out of Character

To the Crew of the Equinox,

Happy Holidays all; and a Merry Christmas to all those that it applies!
Warning: I am not a poet!

The Twelve Days of Christmas Aboard the Equinox!

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five Ekahl implants,
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six scientific mysteries for R’Vex,
Five Ekahl implants,
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven Orion women for the XO,
Six scientific mysteries for R’Vex,
Five Ekahl implants,
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eight fond memories of Wolf for Tao,
Seven Orion women for the XO,
Six scientific mysteries for R’Vex,
Five Ekahl implants,
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine Wolf-Raven clan relics,
Eight fond memories of Wolf for Tao,
Seven Orion women for the XO,
Six scientific mysteries for R’Vex,
Five Ekahl implants,
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten meltdowns for Simon,
Nine Wolf-Raven clan relics,
Eight fond memories of Wolf for Tao,
Seven Orion women for the XO,
Six scientific mysteries for R’Vex,
Five Ekahl implants,
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven Vaadwaur invaders,
Ten meltdowns for Simon,
Nine Wolf-Raven clan relics,
Eight fond memories of Wolf for Tao,
Seven Orion women for the XO,
Six scientific mysteries for R’Vex,
Five Ekahl implants,
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve medical emergencies, Doc,
Eleven Vaadwaur invaders,
Ten meltdowns for Simon,
Nine Wolf-Raven clan relics,
Eight fond memories of Wolf for Tao,
Seven Orion women for the XO,
Six scientific mysteries for R’Vex,
Five Ekahl implants,
Four grumpy looks from the Colonel,
Three trips though the Epatha Gateway,
Two Ghemawat saboteurs,
And a Nausicaan in the captain’s chair.

Best Wishes,
USS Equinox Commanding Officer,
Captain Adren Bahrat Noth


Latest Mission Posts

» Marine Corp Central

Mission: CH 6: Distant Shores
Posted on Mon Nov 19th, 2018 @ 1:58am by Captain Aranai McCheachran

Aranai had always longed to be a Marine and in Intelligence. She loved both roles equally and had been trained by some of the best. She was still young and she never thought of serving more on a ship or well in the Delta Quadrant.

Her Spec Ops teacher had…


» The Trabal Sector!

Mission: CH 6: Distant Shores
Posted on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 @ 10:44pm by Captain Adren Bahrat Noth & Lieutenant JG Seth Sheppard & Lieutenant Kyra Blythe & Lieutenant Ashlana Mahjere & Lieutenant JG Simon Crewe & Ensign Andromeda Lightfeather

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Main Bridge
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The Turei female lifted the Executive Officer's head tenderly into her lap, "You are going to be just fine Jason. We got you. Isn't that right Simon?" A small smile rushed over her face as he nodded toward the Chief Counselor, "I don't know how you…


» Intel Assets

Mission: CH 6: Distant Shores
Posted on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 @ 1:06am by Captain Aranai McCheachran

Aranai had been stuck in her office going through many feeds of data to find the intent of the Borg. She had been tasked this by the Section Head but what would that person know anyways they seemed to have a rod shoved so far up there ... Well you…


» An Unexpected Place!

Mission: CH 5: Navigating the Underspace
Posted on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 @ 10:47pm by Captain Adren Bahrat Noth & Lieutenant JG Seth Sheppard & Lieutenant Kyra Blythe & Lieutenant Ashlana Mahjere & Lieutenant JG Simon Crewe & Ensign Andromeda Lightfeather & Crewman Recruit R'Vex Neral

The USS Equinox carefully navigated the Underspace, it appeared as it had before - a bright yet hazy vortex. The tunnel branched out in all directions, paths lead this way and that, in all directions. Scattered throughout the track were pieces of ships, asteroids, and other rogue bits of space…


» Delta Bound

Mission: CH 5: Navigating the Underspace
Posted on Sun Nov 4th, 2018 @ 8:19pm by Ensign Andromeda Lightfeather

[ON]

- Earth - SFHQ - 0600 -

Andromeda had not long gotten up and freshened up and something to eat as she had an appointment with CinC Starfleet Operations.as she left her assigned quarters she breathed in the fresh morning air and thought what a lovely morning and then…


Latest Personal Logs

» Second Officer

Posted on Sun Nov 4th, 2018 @ 3:42pm by Lieutenant Ashlana Mahjere

Ashlana had spent the last hour or so in her quarters in a haze. Commodore Noth had just made her so happy which she hadn't anticipated. She was now going to be Second Officer. Only two people were higher than her in this chain of command the XO and the…


» Progress (backlog)

Posted on Tue Jan 10th, 2017 @ 4:15am by Lieutenant Valoru

*** Encrypted Channel Open ***
*** Personal Logs Accessed ***

"It has been a long time since I've been on a warp sled, glorified shuttles made for long range transportation. Of course they're typically made for cargo trips, but this one was outfitted with a basic crew transfer pod. It's...…


» Reflection

Posted on Tue Oct 18th, 2016 @ 6:54am by Lieutenant Jeremy Tao

This mission has been challenging from the start. First starbase 900 being destroyed and now what would have been a routine mission derailed by Vaadwaur attacks. Which were made worse by sabotage from within, the state of the art engine room on the Equinox ripped to shreds. The chief engineer…


» The Caden Files 1.0

Posted on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 @ 1:55am by Commander Caden Lister

Log 1.0

It has been a rough few weeks. First I was awaiting a new assignment on Starbase 900 when the Borg attacked and took out the Starbase and close to 80% of the personnel and starships. I thought I was dead when the Borg went after the base. We…


» A matter of where to go.

Posted on Sat May 21st, 2016 @ 5:39pm by Lieutenant JG Shartaan Lonewolf

It had been several weeks on this long rang transportation shuttle, with 3 stops to ships to resupply and fuel up. then one final stop to a star base before I would be heading on to the USS Thunder Child.. I was anxious , I had finally gotten over my…