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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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.
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Latest News Items

» Mission End and Important Changes

Posted on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 @ 1:35am by Captain Jacob Kane in Sim Announcement

Hi Everyone!

As standard when we finish an in-character mission, I do like to put together a summary such as this one with updates and, of course, the traditional post-mission awards.

Firstly, however, I do have some important sim news to deliver: John/Emu, also known as Commander Taeler Santu, has decided to step down as Athena's XO due to an overwhelming amount of RL things he wants to focus on. It goes without saying that as Athena's longest serving XO I owe a lot to him for his input, guidance, and experience. We're poorer for his loss, but wish him all the best and hope to write with him again one day.

This naturally leaves a gap in both in-character and out-of-character sim leadership, which Kieran has graciously agreed to fill. It was not a decision either of us jumped into without thought and discussion, but we both felt that it was right for the sim to have him assume the role and step-up to fill that space. He's already been doing some of that during my sporadic absences anyway so he's got the chops! Expect to see the in-character implications of all this in the coming weeks.




With that out of the way, just to say another big thank you to everyone for making "By Artemis' Bow" a good bit of fun! I know we meandered a bit here and there, but you all kept going and I'm grateful for that. And we're still winning sim awards left and right so we must be doing all right...

In time-honoured tradition, a few deeply serious and considered awards are to be given:

- The "You can't put me in a box!" award for Lt JG FalenvralLi Zh’kyhrihr for a creative way out of a sticky situation in a cargo container. Hope that headache clears soon...

- The "You don't smell like mud..." award is issued to Lt P'rel for one of the most hilarious posts I've seen in a long time. And she probably deserved to be covered in space cow poop just for being so prickly. ;)

- A "Tell me about your mother" commendation should also go to Lt Commander Savin for taking the opportunity to connect with so many of your crewmates during this last mission. It doesn't matter if we're shooting up pirates - you need to talk to your counsellor!!

- Finally, the "John McClane was probably Betazoid" award goes to Lt Xavier Leiko, who had his true badass moments in this mission. Climbing through vents, beating up bad guys, and saving the day. And he did it without needing to strip to just his vest...




And with that I sign-off for this rather chunky one. Do get in touch with myself or Kieran via Discord if you have any questions, suggestions, or issues. We want to continue making this the best sim in OF and that requires all of us.

See you out there!


Paul

AKA Captain Kane


» 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


Latest Mission Posts

» Developing Friendships

Mission: Character Development
Posted on Sun Sep 26th, 2021 @ 1:44pm by NVeid tr'Rehu & Lieutenant Finnley Keating VII

Finn had been monitoring the EPS conduits of late. There seemed to be a slight degradation of power the further it had to travel from the generation source. Which wasn't necessarily uncommon, degradation was to be expected, but Finn liked everything to be as efficient as possible. After researching came…


» First Impressions

Mission: Character Development
Posted on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 @ 9:12pm by Lieutenant Commander Savin & Commander N'Garzi Zora

Zora had been on the ship a full day now and she was starting to get a feel for the place. This was the first time she had served on an "escort" vessel and the feel and atmosphere was quite different from what she had previously been accustomed to. The…


» Welcoming the new XO

Mission: With Gleaming Eyes
Posted on Fri Sep 24th, 2021 @ 5:26pm by Commander N'Garzi Zora & Captain Jacob Kane

Third XO in 18 months. I'm going to get a reputation.

Kane stared out of the observation port in his ready room, considering the last few weeks. There were still no new updates from either Starfleet or his own Intelligence team about this cloning business. P'rel and Ki had formulated…


» Ithaca Arrival

Mission: With Gleaming Eyes
Posted on Thu Sep 23rd, 2021 @ 10:38pm by Captain Jacob Kane & Commander N'Garzi Zora & Lieutenant Commander Savin & Lieutenant Commander Michael Ki & Lieutenant Edward Bolingbroke, 24th Viscount Creedmoor & Lieutenant JG FalenvralLi Zh’kyhrihr

Ithaca II, as it appeared on the main viewscreen, was a dull reddish world. There was very little about it that stood out as unusual or in any way particularly interesting. Aside from a small relay station and a minor spaceport in orbit, there was nothing to differentiate it from…


» Space Cow Watch [Back Post]

Mission: Character Development
Posted on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 @ 11:18pm by Lieutenant Bharani Gupta & Lieutenant Commander Michael Ki

Bharani was perplexed why she had been given this task. She understood that they were currently short staffed and the other science officers were involved in other matters involved with running the ship, but this seemed a bit out of the ordinary. She was an astrophysics not a biology expert.…


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