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 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 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

» Where and When

Mission: Brave New World
Posted on Sat Feb 15th, 2020 @ 7:14pm by Captain Acker Kather & Ensign Binh Ngo & Lieutenant Commander E'Lor Yessinia Tabor Daughter of House Krug & Lieutenant Commander Jordyn Elbrun & Lieutenant Commander Erik Larsen PhD & Lieutenant Mara Sladi & Lieutenant Jessika Brent & 1st Lieutenant Adam Fletcher & 2nd Lieutenant Albino "Viper" Jackson & Corporal Matias Josito Ruiz

Acker woke up to find herself lying on the floor in front of the Captain's chair. She blinked hard, trying to clear her foggy vision. She felt a strange sense of dread. "Report!" she called out. No one answered. The comm was silent. The lights suddenly came back online and…

» Fighting Fit

Mission: Brave New World
Posted on Fri Feb 14th, 2020 @ 9:45pm by 1st Lieutenant Adam Fletcher & Lieutenant Scott Haynes

Nobody particularly enjoyed undergoing a physical examination and it was a well known fact that almost everybody tried to put it off for as long as they could. The thing that Adam disliked about them was the idea that whilst he might feel perfectly good and healthy, they might find…

» We Have a Visitor

Mission: Brave New World
Posted on Mon Feb 10th, 2020 @ 6:36pm by Captain Acker Kather & Lieutenant Commander Jordyn Elbrun & Lieutenant JG Tayran Wayne

=A= "Transporter room to Captain. Sir, we have a ship that just appeared off the port side nacelle. It's a Starfleet shuttlecraft, but I don't recognize the identification signature. At least, not for a century!" the transporter Chief said nervously. =A=

=A= "On my way," Acker responded, a bit annoyed…

» Checking In 2258 Style

Mission: Brave New World
Posted on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 @ 1:44pm by Lieutenant JG Tayran Wayne

Tayran had said goodbye to his family, at another meal. Dinner this time and with just the family. After that, he'd gone running and to the gym. Then after a shower and a change into a clean, freshly ironed(himself, not his mom though she had tried insisting.) He'd gone to…

» Discovery Part One

Mission: Brave New World
Posted on Tue Feb 4th, 2020 @ 2:23pm by Lieutenant JG Tayran Wayne

The freighter Viper was docked at Deep Space K 6 and the crew had been given shore leave. Captain Myers, the owner of the vessel had warned everyone to be on their best behavior. Her warning, for the most part, wasn't needed. While some of them could get a little…

Latest Personal Logs

» Promoted

Posted on Wed Jan 29th, 2020 @ 3:59pm by Captain Acker Kather

Funny enough that during this time of uncertainty, I received a personal message from Starfleet Command. I ignored it as long as I could, since there was so much going on. After the spatial rift tossing us into a different sector and another time, I finally read it as I…

» 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

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…