Welcome to the USS Ascension!

Welcome to the USS Ascension!

Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat- Fortune Favors the Bold

Welcome to the USS Ascension! The first of the Ascension-class Dreadnoughts, the Ascension is one of the most advanced and most powerful vessels ever built by Starfleet. Rated for combat, exploration, scientific, diplomatic, and logistics missions, the 1,600 member crew is dedicated to serving at the forefront of Starfleet and the Federation. Under the command of Commander Acker Kather the crew plans to tackle the most challenging of Starfleet’s missions.

Join the USS Ascension as it bravely serves as Starfleet’s vanguard and staunch defender!

Current Mission:
Mission 01: First to Flight

The USS Ascension, newly arrived in the Delta Quadrant, is ready to accept its first assignment. The Dristrins, a peaceful race whose planet sits alone in its solar system, are under attack. Aliens who they describe as "phantoms" have been raiding supplies, hunting down their leaders, and generally causing chaos. In order to defend themselves, they've asked both for orbital protection and for the training of a planetary defense force. Starfleet, wishing for allies in the region, has agreed, and has dispatched the strongest ship they have. What awaits the Ascension, however, remains to be seen...

Latest News Items

» Happy Holidays!

Posted on Tue Dec 25th, 2018 @ 11:31pm by Commander Samuel Reynolds in General News

To those celebrating holidays over the next few days, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and happy (very belated) Hannukah! I wish you good fortune, surrounded by those you love, and that you never experience writer's block!

As such, there will be no expectation of activity during the break. However, come January, be looking for details of our first mission as we journey to the Delta Quadrant!

Commander Reynolds

» Venturing Forth

Posted on Tue Nov 27th, 2018 @ 8:26pm by Commander Samuel Reynolds in Out of Character

Hi all,

As we embark on this adventure together, I wanted to let you know of a few things, and remind you of a few items, as well.

First off, please check your tags. Many of you have outstanding tags from the summer, or haven't had a chance to post in the main mission yet. Please keep on top of these, as it's the only way for us to move forward. The more you are able to contribute, the more I will be able to provide for you all.

To that end, I've created the first cadre of NPCs for use by all. I gave general descriptions and mindsets, but feel free to customize them as you wish, if one speaks to you. I can roleplay any of the already created NPCs to create a JP, if you wish.
In addition, feel free to add any NPCs that you've used/would like to use. The Ascension only comes to life if we allow it to.

Once we launch, I have several B story beats available to players. I will request that each player either select one of these, or create their own, so that characters can start to take shape within our universe. More on that later.

Finally, a reminder to recruit! Though I'm attempting to use every resource available to me, my options are somewhat limited. In addition, the most effective way is by word-of-mouth! There's a lot of potential available both through the Ascension's traditional crew, and the cadet corps. Let's promote it!

Questions/Comments/Concerns? Let me know.

Latest Mission Posts

» Boarding the Ascension

Mission: First to Flight
Posted on Tue Sep 10th, 2019 @ 12:08pm by Commander Acker Kather & Lieutenant Mara Sladi

Sladi stood at the door of the Commander's office with some trepidation. She stood just out of range of the door sensor alerting the Commander to her presence. She had just taken the turbo lift after being transported over with her antique duffel bag in one hand and her bat'leth…

» Gathering the Troops

Mission: First to Flight
Posted on Sat Aug 24th, 2019 @ 2:38pm by Commander Acker Kather & Lieutenant Commander E'Lor Yessinia Tabor Daughter of House Krug & 1st Lieutenant Adam Fletcher

Samuel entered the conference room, PADD in hand, head held high. After a lengthy transit period, the Ascension had finally arrived in the Delta Quadrant and it was time to get down to business. Glancing around the room, he was pleased to see that the yeomen had already set a…

» A Rude Awakening

Mission: First to Flight
Posted on Sat Aug 24th, 2019 @ 2:37pm by Commander Acker Kather & Lieutenant Nicolas Remy & Captain Tyson King & 1st Lieutenant Dravian Grey & 1st Lieutenant Adam Fletcher & 1st Lieutenant Killian Jones

Sam groaned as he snapped back to consciousness, the harsh red light piercing his eyelids. The smell of fire and smoke was in the air, stinging his nostrils. After taking a slow breath, he prepared himself for what was to come. Opening his eyes, he saw the crewman under him,…

» Rear Echelon Matters - Fletcher & Remy

Mission: Maiden Voyage
Posted on Tue May 14th, 2019 @ 6:38pm by Lieutenant Nicolas Remy

Nico made his way along the corridor, keeping quiet as he weaved through the green-collared marines, coming and going on their own business. A little further, and he found that he had remembered his way correctly and arrived outside of the Marine CO's office. "Lieutenant Remy to see 1st Lieutenant…

» Starting out with a Bang

Mission: Mission 01: Trouble in Transit
Posted on Sat Apr 20th, 2019 @ 12:36am by Commander Samuel Reynolds

Sam exited his private dining room with a small groan, PADD already back in his hand. Just like every other meal recently, it had been a working dinner. While the ship traversed the Raeyan Transit Corridor, he was receiving constant updates from the other Starfleet assets in the area. With…

Latest Personal Logs

» Captain's Personal Log- Stardate 65150.9

Posted on Mon Dec 17th, 2018 @ 6:29pm by Commander Samuel Reynolds

Captain's Personal Log- Stardate 65150.9

As of this moment, I have been placed in command of the Ascension. That's a sentence that I wouldn't have thought possible when I first accepted this assignment, let alone when I rejoined Starfleet four years ago. My goal had been to teach the next…

» Primo meditationes

Posted on Sun Jul 8th, 2018 @ 4:42pm by

Seneca once wrote that true happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.

This may be true, but Seneca…

» XO's Log- Supplemental

Posted on Sun Jun 24th, 2018 @ 4:57am by Commander Samuel Reynolds

Executive Officer's log, supplemental.

I am beginning to settle into my new position, and my new office. On a ship as large as the Ascension, it's both convenient and curious that my office and quarters are only one deck away from the bridge. To be honest, I might have preferred…