Welcome to the USS Athena!





"You’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on.” - Athena (in Homer’s The Odyssey)


In ancient Greek mythology Athena was the Olympian goddess of wisdom and good counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and various other crafts.

All of those things are to be expected in the stories we want to tell. (Including even the part about weaving and pottery, if you’re so inclined!)





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The USS Athena is a proud member of Taskforce 72 in Obsidian Fleet

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CURRENT MISSION: BY ARTEMIS' BOW



Called-in to protect the strange and highly-rare spaceborne creatures known as 'Pilgrims', the crew of the Athena find themselves up against vicious pirates willing to do anything to get their hands on the mysterious yet beautiful behemoths...



The USS Athena is run under a 15+ rating. Limited content is permitted. Please consult a member of the command team if you are unsure.
RPG Rating 2 2 2


Latest News Items

» Mission Two Close

Posted on Tue Jan 26th, 2021 @ 9:07pm by Captain Jacob Kane in General News

Hi everyone!

Been a while since we've had a full Sim announcement, but with Mission 2: Shadow of Arachne drawing to a close I felt I would put something out to formally bracket things and do some out-of-character admin.

Firstly, with the in-character promotion of Kane to Captain, that does leave scope for some further in-character promotions to take place. I'll be doing these in a series of JPs in the coming few days, but for formality's sake:

XO Taeler Santu is promoted to the rank of Commander

Lt JG Finnley Keating is promoted to Full Lieutenant and will take the role of Chief Engineer

Due to length of service on board, Lt Savin is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander


Thank you all for making Athena the award-winning, ass-kicking, fun place to sim it is today. It goes without saying that the multiple sim awards we've won in the last 12 months is down to all of you and your willingness to get stuck in and write together. Long may it continue!

We're going to spend the next week enjoying a period of shore-leave/downtime for the crew as Athena herself has a new lick of paint. Soon we'll be kicking off Mission 3: "By Artemis' Bow" - details to be revealed!

Thanks


Paul

AKA

Captain Kane


» Mission Close & Awards!

Posted on Sun Jul 12th, 2020 @ 10:51am by Captain Jacob Kane in General News

Hi everyone!

Well, I'm officially closing our first mission: In the Family. No doubt there are a couple of JPs still going that we can certainly backpost, but there's also time for some character development to happen here too.

I'm genuinely very happy with the way this has gone, despite having fairly minimal guidance pre-written I am super happy with the way it progressed and wrapped. Indeed, with real-world events going the way they have, some of the themes have been fairly topical, too; Star Trek has always been a place for those kinds of social commentaries, so it's great we've managed to touch on them sensitively as a group.

Most sims have an awards ceremony after a mission ends, and while I'm not ready to officially promote anyone just yet, I think there are definitely some acknowledgements to make. So, on with the (mostly comedy) mission awards!


- The "Say YES to the dress" award goes to...Lt Commander Taeler Santu, who said 'yes' to the elegant ballgown and totally owned that dance floor. Nobody in that Gala was going to touch you, baby!

- The "Chaotic Evil" award goes to...Lt Dessame Sar, whose random acts of plot twisting certainly made this mission a lot of fun! Let's hope starting a revolution isn't a running theme for you though...

- The "Just one more question..." award goes to Lt Savin, who decided that it was a good idea to drop an impromptu deep and personal counselling session on the questionably amoral Queen of Parataus IV. At least you didn't end up in a dungeon!

- Finally, the "Prejudice? I'll show you extreme prejudice!" award goes to the undercover shenanigans of Lt P'rel, who it can be safely said takes zero prisoners. Ever. And watching that relationship with the XO deveop is going to be reeaaaally interesting...


Thanks to everyone that's participated in this mission. I know there are others who have played their part too - hopefully you'll get more of a chance to do so in our next mission "In the Shadow of Arachne", which will let us have just as much fun while staying mostly all together this time.

As always, the XO and I are proud of all of you, and very open for any ideas and JPs you want to run.


Thanks

Paul

- AKA Cmdr Kane -


» Welcome Bryan!

Posted on Thu Apr 30th, 2020 @ 9:58am by Captain Jacob Kane in General News

Hi all

Like London Buses, we have another new member of the crew come along! Please welcome Bryan to the crew, playing our new Chief Engineer Seleya Qellar (PHD). I've played with Bryan on other sims for a while now and am super excited to see what he can bring to the table.

Please nab him for JPs and let him feel welcome!

Thanks


Paul

AKA
Cmdr Kane


» Welcome Lt James Brax

Posted on Sun Apr 26th, 2020 @ 6:06pm by Captain Jacob Kane in General News


Hello all!

Please join me in welcoming Michael, who will be playing Lt James Brax - a new addition to our Security & Tactical team.

We're very excited to have him join us, please do welcome him aboard in the usual fashion - with lots of high-fives and JP requests. ;)

Thanks



Paul

AKA

Cmdr Kane
CO


» Isolation

Posted on Sat Mar 21st, 2020 @ 4:37pm by Captain Jacob Kane in General News

Hello wonderful crew of the USS Athena!

There's a lot going on in the world at the moment and I know that this has created a lot of uncertainty for everyone. I myself am working from home full time with two kids in the house. Until June. I think I'm going to go mad.

I know that many of you are in a similar state - or worse.

As I said on Discord, I'm relaxing the rules around the minimum posting requirement for the time being. We're all going through a time of change and challenge. The important thing is to stay safe and stay healthy, in body and in mind. The rest of us are here for you - now, and when this time is behind us.

That all said, it would be brilliant if we were able to use Athena as an escape from all that, wouldn't it? I personally would love for us to come out the other side feeling like we've not completely stalled out along the way. We all joined the sim wanting some adventure, and hopefully that's what we can give one another to help us all keep our spirits up. Encourage each other. Stick by each other. Remember we're all having it tough right now. In the words of Brian W Foster: Don't forget to love each other.

If anyone needs anything, just holler - I'm by a computer most of my waking life now. ;)

Stay safe, team.


Paul

AKA
Cmdr Kane


Latest Mission Posts

» On The Hunt

Mission: By Artemis' Bow
Posted on Sun Apr 11th, 2021 @ 7:04pm by Captain Jacob Kane & Lieutenant JG FalenvralLi Zh’kyhrihr & Lieutenant Kayrah


Kayrah had only been here for a few days, but it was already apparent how the crew looked up to Kane for guidance and insight, "We're nearing the last known coordinates of the interlopers, Captain." She looked at the readings from the tactical sensors but there currently weren't any readings…


» Never too prepared

Mission: By Artemis' Bow
Posted on Tue Apr 6th, 2021 @ 2:47pm by Commander Taeler Santu M.D. & Lieutenant Ausra Danton

Three crates stood up against the wall, their silvery metal protecting the sensitive scientific equipment held within. Several loose bags and small cylindrical containers stacked on top of them. Taeler looked down at her PaDD and then back up at the crates, "Are you sure we have everything here, Lieutenant?"…


» Open Lines

Mission: By Artemis' Bow
Posted on Mon Apr 5th, 2021 @ 10:19pm by Lieutenant JG FalenvralLi Zh’kyhrihr & Lieutenant Finnley Keating VII

Li wound her way through the ship, not taking the most direct route, making note of some things she hadn't seen on the ship's schematic, making mental connections for some places she'd wanted to lay eyes on. When she got to the Chief Engineer's office, she tugged her uniform straight…


» Secretum Testimonii - Part IV

Mission: By Artemis' Bow
Posted on Wed Mar 31st, 2021 @ 10:42am by Captain Jacob Kane & Lieutenant P’rel M.D & Gil Silnan Tolbarr

"Starship Athena, this is Lieutenant P'rel aboard an unregistered civilian shuttle hailing Captain Kane. Starship Athena, please acknowledge". The Vulcan waited for a response, hoping to be able to brief Kane prior to arriving aboard the Athena. Not least because - she looked to the occupied copilot seat - she…


» Space Cows

Mission: By Artemis' Bow
Posted on Sun Mar 28th, 2021 @ 8:44pm by Senior Chief Petty Officer Mason Malone & Lieutenant Kevan Dash

"So... space cows huh?" Mason walked into the office carrying two cups of coffee, along with a small plate of assorted cookies. "Have you heard? The ship is to assist a science team in the observation of what ship's gossip calls space cows. How funny is that?"

"Pilgrims," Kevan corrected.…


Latest Personal Logs

» The Intelligence Officer's New Clothes

Posted on Thu Sep 3rd, 2020 @ 10:15am by Lieutenant P’rel M.D

MD-01. After leaving the bridge.

Entering her quarters, P'rel undid her duty jacket and placed it on the back of a nearby chair, her boots came off next followed by her trousers and duty undershirt, although all were heading straight for replicator recycling programme, they were still neatly placed. Standing…


» Counselor's personal log

Posted on Wed Jun 24th, 2020 @ 2:53pm by Lieutenant Commander Savin