Welcome to the Jericho!

Following its launch from Deep Space Nine on Stardate 64691.4, the U.S.S. Jericho ventured forth into the Gamma Quadrant to revisit a protouniverse that had been long forgotten for seventeen years. When the Ambassador-class starship arrived to its destination, the crew discovered that the protouniverse had expanded in size by a considerable amount and that its continued expansion posed a risk to not only the quadrant but the entire Milky Way Galaxy.

Upon further investigation, the crew of the Jericho discovered a rift in the protouniverse and when it was decided to take a closer look with a handful of probes, the worst happened. Four energy tendrils sprang out of the rift and latched onto the Jericho. The ship, along with all its crew were lost on that day. The story, however, does not end there. The Jericho emerged on the other side of the rift, within the protouniverse itself.

After meeting with the residents on the other side of the rift, it became clear to the Jericho's crew that their arrival wasn't by accident. The Paragons, leaders of the Lumenite Concord, charged the Starfleet crew with a daunting task; to save their dying universe before all is lost.

These are the adventures of the Federation Starship Jericho. Join us in our epic adventure as our crew is put to their limits to stop the annihilation of an entire universe. While that is at the forefront of the crew's minds there is one other thing that occupies their thoughts. Every single day, the crew of the Jericho yearn for that one opportunity that will allow them to return home.


Here on the Jericho, we value quality over quantity. We want players who put some effort into their characters and are driven to telling good stories that will spark one's imagination. There is nothing more important here than one's character. We also aim to return to the days where Star Trek was about exploring new worlds and new civilizations as well as going where no person has gone before.

If you have the time at your disposal and want to be part of some engaging and thrilling stories, and most importantly, if you like everything that you've read about the ship so far, then why not give us a chance? Join us on the Jericho today!



Current Mission: Death By Devotion



Stardate Unknown. The discovery of wall carvings in a cave on Choss has led the Jericho to the Logidu System - a star system whose position happens to be along Veriathan's last known trajectory.


Latest News Items

» End of Month & Mission!

Posted on Sat Aug 1, 2015 @ 1:03pm by Commander Garridan Rismore in General News

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today marks the end of our fourth mission - Natural Instinct. There is one last post that needs to be finished and sent out. It's one that Shannon (Stross) and I are working on. I think it's nearly done. Just need a few replies to finish it off. So hopefully in the next couple of days.

A bit of bad news on a few fronts. The details of our next mission haven't been finalized yet. I think we're nearly there, so again expect something in the next couple of days. I'm going to try to be more clear on my expectations for the mission once we know what we're doing.

I've had to remove Lt. JG Finn Simmons and Lt. JG Andru Tinman from the Jericho's roster. Unfortunately both hadn't logged into the site for a while, nor did they answer the role call. Sad to see them go, but I wish them the best.

As it stands right now, we only have four active players, with three others currently on LOA (although Wilkins did tell me he'd be off of LOA soon). I know that it's going to be difficult to get posts out with only four of us writing, but I'm going to try to push things along. I've asked Karen to chip in by playing some NPCs in other departments. If anyone else would like to do so as well, then let me know. The NPCs that are currently there are mine, but it doesn't hurt to have more! There are alot of people on our ship after all.

On to some better news. Everyone who contributed in a post last mission will have a new shiny commendation in their bios. Yay. I hope you like it. For the past two months, as part of our monthly report in Bravo Fleet, we've had to select a player of the month. Now, as of right now I still have no idea what being selected as player of the month is supposed to do in the Fleet which is why I never mentioned anything about it last month. With that being said, I'll let you guys know who I chose for the past two months. So without further ado:

June PotM: Lt. David Stross (played by Shannon)
July PotM: Lt. Arnulf Keistler (played by Kaylee)

Congrats to you both. Keep up the good work. And that goes for everyone.

Just an advance notice that Karen and I will be away for two weeks starting on August 29th. During that time, the mission will be postponed but if anyone does have any ongoing posts they can continue writing them.

That's all from me. If anyone has any questions let me know. Have a good weekend!


» End Of Mission Role Call

Posted on Mon Jul 27, 2015 @ 3:19pm by Commander Garridan Rismore in General News

Hey everyone!

For some reason I'm not getting an e-mail today when I'm re-saving the role call. This has been happening as well on another one of my ships. I really have no idea why. Anyhow, please be advised that the role call ends on Friday. Anyone who has not answered it will be removed on August 1st!

Thank you and have a great week!


» A Protouniverse Poll!

Posted on Wed Jul 1, 2015 @ 2:51pm by Commander Garridan Rismore in Sim Announcement

Hi everyone! I've created a poll to help me see what you guys want following our current mission. Please make sure to vote in it. There's no time frame to answer it. I just need to see what you guys want moving forward. Thank you!

LINK TO THE POLL!


» Hall Of Honour

Posted on Sat Jun 27, 2015 @ 5:25pm by Commander Garridan Rismore in General News

Hey everyone! I just want to pass along this news from the Bravo Fleet Admiralty.

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For many a year, Bravo Fleet had a fully functioning, well used Hall of Honour (HoH)that allowed players, CO’s, TFCO’s and BFA members to nominate and award different people for their contributions (both IC and OOC) to the fleet and our community. It was a well used system when it was fully functioning and it was one that helped recognise the efforts of many individuals. Sadly, over time, the system fell into disrepair and ceased to exist.

Until now…

As per Executive Order 15-T003 (available to be viewed: http://forum.bravofleet.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=885) as enacted by the BFCO, I have been entrusted with setting up the new Bravo Fleet Hall of Honour. I am pleased to announce that the process is now complete and the Hall of Honour has officially gone operational!

Creating a new Hall of Honour that meets the needs of our community and helps reward individuals has not been an easy task and certainly not one I could have done alone. As such, I appointed a committee of individuals from across the fleet to assist me. Without them, this work would not have been possible. Your official HoH Committee consists of:

TFCO Representative: Kai (Kai1701E) - VAdm Mitchell Hanson
TFXO Representative: Alex (Jelim Mar) - Commodore Scarlet Cameron
CO Representative: Shelley (Jewel Hurd) - Lt. Colonel Leah Katana
Player Representative: Greg (Corrus) - Lt. Colonel Wolfric Bannister

Along the way, we will also get assistance from Jaynie (BFCRO) and Darian (BFCO) in order to ensure that the HoH sets and maintains a high standard and gets the visibility and recognition it deserves.

The HoH website pages are located on the fleet Wiki, and you can access it by going to: http://wiki.bravofleet.com/index.php?title=Bravo_Fleet_Hall_of_Honour

Over the coming days and weeks, you will see further adjustments, additions and changes as we aim to constantly improve the service that we will offer you.

For now, I hand the project over to you, the players of the fleet. This service exists for you, to recognise your achievements and reward your efforts. Without your participation, the HoH is pointless. So feel free to jump in, submit nominations galore and watch as my minions do all the leg work (only joking:-p) !

Kai,

Vice Admiral Mitch Hanson, Task Force Commander, Task Force 93
Acting Hall of Honour Administrator, Bravo Fleet


» The Jericho's Storyline

Posted on Fri Jun 26, 2015 @ 8:52am by Commander Garridan Rismore in Out of Character

Hey everyone!

I'd like to thank Kaylee, Andreas and Shannon for answering the PM I sent out earlier in the week regarding the current state of the Jericho and how we can hopefully set out to making things better.

From what you guys wrote, it seems that you're a little unsure as to where things are going and that in turn is causing some problems in regards to what you should be doing in the way of posts. That's understandable. I'm going to try to clear some of this up in this news item.

Episodes and Seasons: First thing's first I want to talk about seasons. We all know what these are. They are the amount of episodes made in a specific time frame. Eg: TOS had 3, TNG had 7, etc. On TV there were usually about 20-26 episodes per season. Obviously, there's no way that we can do that on a sim because it just takes too long sometimes to get missions done. For simplicity's sake I've rounded that number down to 10 episodes. Each mission is an 'episode' and thus on all of my ships I run about 10 missions per season. Generally these seasons have themes that are overarching.

Jericho and the Protouniverse: I'd always intended for the Jericho's journey in the Dax Protouniverse to be our story much like Voyager's story was to get home from the Delta Quadrant. I have said in the past that I expect this storyline to last the entire life of the sim, however I do want to put out that it's a detail that's not set in stone. Obviously if people don't want to be doing this specific storyline forever, we don't have to. Sims don't tend to last forever (even though I'd love them to) so I was basing that detail on that. The reason why I chose to set my ship in 'another universe' was because I didn't want the Jericho to be just another random ship that a person could join anywhere. I wanted something that set it apart from everyone else and I do strongly believe that with this storyline I've achieved that.

The Story So Far...: Here is what we've done thus far.

- Jericho sets out from Deep Space Nine and goes to the Gamma Quadrant.
- Mission is to study the protouniverse left by Dax in the DS9 episode 'Playing God'.
- Jericho arrives at protouniverse, finds it has grown immensely in size.
- When analyzing the protouniverse, the Jericho is pulled in.
- Jericho survives the trip into the protouniverse. Crew is incapacitated.
- Veriathan, the Destroyer of All-Things inhabits Crewman Chulos' body.
- Jericho crew meet the Lumenites for the first time.
- Jericho is escorted to the Lumenite Concord homeworld of Celestia.
- Commander Rismore and some of his crew are brought before the Paragons.
- Paragons reveal that they brought the Jericho to their universe so that they could save them.
- Protouniverse is unstable and dying because of its rapid growth.
- Crewman Chulos 'explodes' revealing Veriathan to everyone for the first time.
- Veriathan 'kills' the leaders of the Lumenite Concord and then flees.
- Jericho's Away Team is held by the Lumenite authorities.
- As the Lumenites have no proof as to who killed their leaders, they hold Commander Rismore responsible. There is a trial.
- During the trial, a new leader - Danael the Young is chosen to lead the Lumenites.
- The trial shows without a doubt that the Jericho crew are innocent.
- Danael the Young orders the Jericho to bring Veriathan to justice.
- Commander Scott (former XO) and Doctor Myers (w/ kids) stay on Celestia.
- Jericho follows Veriathan into an anti-matter nebula.
- Jericho engages Veriathan.
- Veriathan disables the Jericho by causing severe damage to its port nacelle.
- Veriathan flees again.
- Jericho heads for Choss to mine materials needed to repair nacelle.
- While on Choss, the Away Team is attacked by a yeti creature, and Lieutenant Tinman is taken captive.

The Current Mission: So right now in our mission 'Natural Instinct' a few things have happened. The Away Team went down to start mining, they found a cave with markings depicting Veriathan. A crewman was attacked and killed by the yeti creature. Lieutenant Tinman was taken by the yeti. And now we're mounting a rescue attempt. Obviously, the people on the away team are taken care of but what about the people on the ship itself?

- Life is more or less going on as normal on the ship.
- Science should be working on a way to get into contact with Starfleet. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways (which will be left up to the writers). At the beginning we established that there was a listening outpost close to the protouniverse. Breaking through the galactic barrier and back into the Gamma Quadrant can probably be achieved by getting help from the Lumenites and reverse engineering some of their technology. The goal here is to essentially let Starfleet know that we're okay and also eventually open the door to allow us to transport objects and people between universes (thus facilitating the arrival of new players). For this mission though, I just want to concentrate on the getting in contact part.

Where Is All Of This Leading?: Our current mission 'Natural Instinct' is our fourth mission out of ten for this season. While all of the details between now and then haven't been worked out yet, I'd always envisioned that we'd have our next big encounter with Veriathan in mission #10 (if not before). How we get there, and what happens is yet to be determined. Again, some things I'll have to consider when we get there. I definitely want to get to know Veriathan a little more and even had the idea that we might have to team up with him in the future ;). That would be a fun twist.


I hope that all of this gives you guys a little bit of insight into my thought process as well as what there is to do right now in our current mission. It's possible that I might have left some things out, or that I might have not answered a specific question. If that is the case, then please let me know and I'll address it.


Latest Mission Posts

» Another Casualty To Deal With

Mission: Natural Instinct
Posted on Thu Jul 30, 2015 @ 1:55pm by Commander Garridan Rismore & Lieutenant David Stross Jr. & Lieutenant Arnulf Keistler & Lieutenant JG Tehja Oldan & Ensign Brogan McConnell

The instant that Commander Rismore was alerted to the away team's return to the Jericho from the planet, he left the bridge with Counselor Keistler at his side to get an update on the current situation. When they arrived in the heart of the Ambassador-class starship, Garridan was dismayed with…


» Turfly, The Mystery Deepens

Mission: Natural Instinct
Posted on Fri Jul 24, 2015 @ 11:21pm by Lieutenant Arnulf Keistler

Signorina DiCenzo, newly assigned to take over the fourth grade classroom after the unfortunate death Mrs. Tanaka when the USS Jericho was pulled into the proto-universe, took another sip of her tea and continued to review the lessons plans for the morning. Mathematics, multiplying mixed fractions to be precise; followed…


» Some Reassurance Never Hurts

Mission: Natural Instinct
Posted on Tue Jul 21, 2015 @ 5:08pm by Commander Garridan Rismore & Ensign Jonah Van Wyck & Lieutenant Arnulf Keistler

Garridan really had no idea why he'd asked Doctor Van Wyck to bring him to see the deceased crewman and yet there he was by the examination table, looking down upon the lifeless body. The Jericho had been in the protouniverse for such a small amount of time and already…


» To The Rescue!, Part Two

Mission: Natural Instinct
Posted on Fri Jul 10, 2015 @ 4:27pm by Lieutenant David Stross Jr. & Lieutenant JG Tehja Oldan & Ensign Brogan McConnell

"Uh...I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, Lieutenant, but I think I heard something...maybe coming from that direction," Brogan whispered a bit frantically pointing in the direction they had just fired.

"We might have just gotten mom's attention." David said looking at the readings on his tricorder.…


» To The Rescue!, Part One

Mission: Natural Instinct
Posted on Mon Jun 22, 2015 @ 3:29pm by Ensign Brogan McConnell & Lieutenant David Stross Jr. & Lieutenant JG Tehja Oldan

Virtually tip toeing back to join the others so as not to alert the creatures to their presence, Tehja and Logan made slower progress than they would have liked. However, five yetis coming their way was not what they wanted to happen without back up and silence was more of…