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

» Staff Meeting Bajoran Style

Mission: First to Flight
Posted on Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 @ 12:06pm by Commander Acker Kather & Lieutenant Commander E'Lor Yessinia Tabor Daughter of House Krug & Lieutenant Commander Jordyn Elbrun & Lieutenant Mara Sladi & Lieutenant Scott Haynes & Lieutenant JG Zork & 1st Lieutenant Dravian Grey & 1st Lieutenant Adam Fletcher & Ensign Valorie Hogan

=A= All Officers report to the Commanding Officer's Dining Room. =A=

Upon arrival, senior staff find a feast laid out with delicacies and comfort food from each Officer's home planet. The CO's dining room, usually reserved for visits from Ambassadors and Admirals, has been made into a party-like room. There…

» Meeting the Ship

Mission: First to Flight
Posted on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 @ 5:02am by Commander Acker Kather & Lieutenant Commander Jordyn Elbrun

As the Arroway approached the Ascension, the pilot had called Lieutenant Elbrun to the cockpit and Elbrun had been awestruck by the ship itself. "Lieutenant Wellbourne, hail them, please," Elbrun said.

"Aye, sir. Hailing them now. Runabout Arroway to USS Ascension," Wellbourne said.

"Ascension responding. What can we do for…

» Ascension or Something Therein

Mission: First to Flight
Posted on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 @ 5:57pm by Lieutenant Commander Jordyn Elbrun

Lieutenant Jordyn Elbrun had been on board the Arroway for about a week now and was getting oddly used to it. The Delta-class runabout and its pilot were becoming like a new home to him though he was on his way to his new home, the USS Ascension. The pilot…

» 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…

Latest Personal Logs

» Musings

Posted on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 @ 11:58am by Lieutenant Commander Jordyn Elbrun

"Executive Officer's Person log, inaugural entry, Stardate 66847.0," Jordyn said as he sat in his chair in his office which he wasn't expecting to be quite this large.

"I haven't been on this ship but a day now and I already see that this crew will do some great things…

» The Ghosts

Posted on Mon Nov 4th, 2019 @ 2:49am by 1st Lieutenant Dravian Grey

Even when moving at warp in the dead of space, a holodeck could put you anywhere. Like now, the young CAG of the Ascension stood on the lip of a deep water carrier, surrounded by a little over two dozen surface ships, and an unseen sixteen submarines much further out.…

» 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…