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

» Mission Update (September 2016)

Posted on Sat Oct 1, 2016 @ 7:41pm by Commander Garridan Rismore in General News

Hello everyone!

So, after winning sim of the month for August, this past month was a little disappointing activity-wise. The post that we worked on took a really long time to complete. I'm not blaming anyone. With the amount of active players that we have right now, replying to posts takes time and things go a little slower. I would like to encourage people to try and get to their tags as quickly as they can so that we can keep pushing this mission forward and to a completion. We're almost there. I will go into a bit more detail in a bit about what is still coming. I'd like to see us try to get two or three posts out this month. Let's try to make it so!

The Mission
Following the news that Jodan had taken some people hostage and had sequestered himself in Main Engineering, Commander Rismore and Counselor Keistler made their way down to deck twenty-two to confront him. When they arrived, they found that Lieutenant Oldan was already there coordinating with her security teams. Garridan spoke with Jodan from outside of Engineering and after revealing to him that Veriathan murdered the Paragons, he was able to get the Lumenite to surrender himself to them. This information, as we know, has never been revealed to anyone outside of the Jericho crew, or the current Paragons, and thus came as a shock to Jodan when he heard of it. Jodan was confined to his quarters and put under guard.

As mentioned, there are a few things we have left to do before we bring this mission to a close. With Jodan taken care of, we need to scan Logidu Prime for verteron particles to see if there's any trace of Veriathan. I can tell you that we will find some residual particles and an away team will be sent down to take a look. Whether or not they find anything, remains to be seen. After the away team is done, the science and engineering departments are going to finish working on the 'ring' (we need a better name for it) and we're going to make an attempt at contacting Starfleet! That's more or less where we're headed for the rest of this mission. There are a few other minor things but they're not really worth mentioning until they happen.

Site Things
This was mentioned to you guys in the OOC but I thought I'd put it on here anyways so that everyone is kept in the loop. Some of you might have noticed that there is now an LCARS link at the top (along with all the other links). This is going to lead to a Jericho wiki! The reason I am going to be putting a wiki together is mainly because in our short time that the Jericho has been in the Dax Protouniverse, we've had a ton of lore thrown at us about the Lumenites. It's getting a bit difficult to remember it all! The amount of lore that is currently not really accessible to new players might make them also feel a bit overwhelmed. So the plan is to try and put as much information about the Lumenites and the Dax Protouniverse in this wiki to not only help us, but to also help any players who might be interested in joining us in our adventures. I have no timetable for when it'll be done. If anyone did want to help I'd be more than grateful for it. I think I might have to go through each post (again) to pick out any details that we may have created for the lore.. and although it's a mighty task, I think that when it's done it'll be a very good thing for us to have.

That's it for this month. Please get to your tags as quickly as possible. Keep writing!

J.P. / Commander Garridan Rismore

» Task Force 9 Simulation Of The Month!

Posted on Thu Sep 15, 2016 @ 6:50pm by Commander Garridan Rismore in General News

Hey everyone!

Just a little good news to send your way today! I found out within the last few days that the Jericho won the Task Force 9 Sim of the Month award for the month of August! Congrats all and good job. I know that things have been a bit slow on the posting side of things here but hopefully this small bit of encouragement will help us continue to push things forward. I really want great things out of this ship and I think we still have many great stories to tell. I've attached the little award graphic to your bios so look for it in there! Congrats again! Keep on getting to your posts and replies!

J.P. / Commander Garridan Rismore

» Mission Update (July, August 2016)

Posted on Sat Sep 3, 2016 @ 8:15pm by Commander Garridan Rismore in General News

Hey everyone!

I'm sure that you probably noticed that I didn't post a mission update for July. That was because we didn't complete any posts in that month. We did, however, complete a total of four in August which I'm extremely pleased about considering there are only about four or five of us who are actively writing. As always, if you're not sure what you can write about, send Shannon or I a private message and we'll try to help you out! Sometimes in missions, just like in episodes of Star Trek, not every department is used. I do my best to try and include everyone but it can be difficult depending on what's going on. Let's aim to get a total of five posts out in September. I know that we can do it. I write with the majority of you elsewhere and know what you're all capable of. No pressure but let's put in a bit of work here.

The Mission

After the away teams returned to the Jericho, Lieutenant Oldan and Counselor Keistler took their Lumenite guest, Jodan Kubota, to the mess hall to try and get any information they could get out of him regarding his beliefs and how they tie into Veriathan. Sadly, they were not able to get much out of him. Just vague answers. The next day, Commander Rismore met with him but again, was not able to get much information out of the Lumenite. A few hours later, the senior staff met in the observations lounge to discuss where to proceed with their search for Veriathan. Each away team reported on their findings on the planet and it was decided that they would scan for verteron particles on Logidu Prime, as well as get the science teams started on examining the wall carvings that were found at the Grimsbury Rings dig site. As the meeting was coming to a conclusion, the senior staff were alerted to an incident that was taking place in main engineering; Jodan had taken some people hostage and was threatening to blow up the ship! Earlier that same morning, Ensign Devaux reported her findings of their neutrino problem to Lieutenants Varrenbek and Stross. Stross ordered her to begin constructing the ring device that would help contain the neutrinos that were previously obstructing any of their attempts to communicate with the nearest Starfleet listening post in the Gamma Quadrant.

There isn't much else to report on. Both Steve and I have created a couple of NPCs for Tactical / Security in order to beef it up a bit. If you'd like to create one as well, go ahead! Just let me know so that I can link the character to your account. I'm hoping that with more NPCs it'll give some of our main characters some extra people to interact with.

Keep on writing everyone! Let's see where the rest of this mission takes us.

J.P. / Commander Garridan Rismore

» New Maps!

Posted on Mon Jul 4, 2016 @ 8:19am by Commander Garridan Rismore in General News

Hey folks!

So I've finished the couple of maps that I promised you guys. One is of the Dax Protouniverse as a while. The other one is a zoomed in shot of Lumenite Space and where we've been. You can check both of them out in the 'Tour' Section of the site.

Or, just click the following LINK!

J.P. / Commander Garridan Rismore

» Mission Update (June 2016)

Posted on Fri Jul 1, 2016 @ 5:21pm by Commander Garridan Rismore in General News

Good afternoon everyone!

This monthly mission update is something I've started on one of my other sims and I'm going to be doing it here too now. The purpose of this is to make sure that everyone is up to date on what's going on in the mission as well as reassuring anyone who might be interested in joining our merry band of writers that we are in fact active. So with all of that being said, here we go!

Month of June

Post-wise, we didn't really do well in the month of June as we only got one post out. With that being said, there are a number of joint posts currently being worked on. Four or five I think. I also have another solo post that I need to do. I expect July will be much better for us.

The Mission

Here's what you need to know about what's currently going on in the mission:

Lieutenant Stross, Lieutenant JGs Oldan and Ren returned to the Jericho with their guest - the Lumenite Jodan Kubota. While they waited for Commander Rismore to return from the planet, Tehja took Jodan do the mess hall for a little bite to eat. About an hour later, Garridan and Counselor Keistler returned to the ship and were briefed on the current situation involving Jodan. The Commander ordered the Counselor that he have a word with him in order to get a read on his current state of mind.

Following the crew’s failed attempt to get in contact with a listening post in the Gamma Quadrant, Ensign Genevieve Devaux, a science officer (NPC) under Lieutenant Varrenbek, spoke with a technician from the Elpis Arch. The Arch was what brought the Jericho to the Dax Protouniverse in the first place, so it was her belief that if she could find out how they managed to get their trans-universal gate to work, that they could do something similar to communicate with Starfleet. Gen discovered that the Lumenites had encountered a similar problem to theirs but unfortunately they could not just openly disclose that information. The technician suggested that he’d have to speak to his superior. Well, later that morning, Ensign Devaux received another transmission from the Arch with a schematic on how to deal with the wayward neutrinos, giving hope that they would be able to contact their home galaxy very soon.

Site Things

There's only a couple of things that will be happening with the site in the month to come. First, I will be putting the finishing touches on an updated map of the Dax Protouniverse / Lumenite Concord Space. This will take into account our trip to the Logidu System! The other thing is that I'm going to be making some NPCs.. most notably for tactical and security. With Wilkins no longer with us, there is a bit of a void that I'd like to fill there. If anyone does want to create NPCs for other departments, just make sure to ask the department head first. In most cases it shouldn't be a problem. I'd like to start putting in more into the every day life things on the ship.

I think that's it for this month. Please try to get to your tags promptly. I'd like to see us bring this mission to its conclusion in the next couple of months. If you're not writing and you've signed up to play here.. then there's a problem! Please do your best to contribute and as always if anyone ever has any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to either come to me or Shannon (Mr. Stross). Let's put in a good effort this month!

J.P. / Commander Garridan Rismore

Latest Mission Posts

» A Hostage Situation

Mission: Death By Devotion
Posted on Fri Sep 30, 2016 @ 3:47pm by Commander Garridan Rismore & Crewman Lucas Moore & Lieutenant David Stross Jr. & Lieutenant Arnulf Keistler & Lieutenant JG Tehja Oldan & Chief Petty Officer Rakin Tarif

It was the first time in his career that Commander Garridan Rismore had to deal with a hostage situation and he felt woefully unprepared for it. While all officers received training at the academy on what to do should such a scenario arise, the fact that they did not deal…

» The Calm Before The Storm, Part Two

Mission: Death By Devotion
Posted on Mon Aug 8, 2016 @ 10:39pm by Commander Garridan Rismore & Lieutenant David Stross Jr. & Lieutenant Alexander Varrenbek PhD & Lieutenant Arnulf Keistler & Lieutenant JG Ren Kannu & Lieutenant JG Tehja Oldan

Following his talk with the Lumenite, Jodan Kubota, earlier in the day, Commander Garridan Rismore scheduled a meeting for his senior staff so that they could discuss and share the progress that they'd made since arriving at Logidu Prime. Once everyone was on the same page, the Elaysian expected that…

» Very Little Progress

Mission: Death By Devotion
Posted on Mon Aug 8, 2016 @ 10:39pm by Commander Garridan Rismore & Lieutenant Arnulf Keistler

Arne glanced up at the timepiece on the opposite wall…0940…and sighed. He pushed a PADD he was studying over to the left side of his desk knocking the only picture of his fiancée, Maggie, to the floor. Thanks to his quick reflexes he managed to grasp the wooden frame just…

» Boxes In A Ring

Mission: Death By Devotion
Posted on Mon Aug 8, 2016 @ 10:27pm by Ensign Genevieve Devaux & Lieutenant David Stross Jr. & Lieutenant Alexander Varrenbek PhD

Turbolifts were generally pretty speedy in terms of getting a person from deck to deck in a matter of seconds. It was state of the art technology in this day and age. There was nothing else that was comparable. At least that anybody knew of. Even though that was the…

» A Bite Over A Fallen Paragon

Mission: Death By Devotion
Posted on Mon Aug 8, 2016 @ 10:01pm by Commander Garridan Rismore & Lieutenant Arnulf Keistler & Lieutenant JG Tehja Oldan

Jodan looked at the flat, triangular piece of food that was laying on the plate before him. It was about as big as his hand. His large eyes blinked a few times as he considered what it might taste like. The smell to him was not unpleasant, but it was…