Welcome to the USS Defiant!

Welcome to the USS Defiant! We are part of Obsidian Fleet's AU Timeline. A ship devoted to exploration, we are seeking out new worlds and new civilizations, all while dealing with the ominous implications of a dark powerful force at work.
We aboard the Defiant are devoted to IDIC and all similar philosophies, looking to make an open and welcoming environment for all.

With our simulation set in 2263, the USS Defiant is set shortly after the events of Star Trek Beyond, letting our ship and our characters explore the macro and micro scale effects of the films' events. Whether its the political changes on the Federation council caused by a diminished Vulcan presence or the lingering feelings of loss for those who knew people killed on Vulcan, the Defiant sim aims to explore what it feels like to live in the world set around the new film series. 

The Federation is in the process of remodeling itself. After the shocking loss of Vulcan and the defensive militarism caused by Nero's attack, the UFP is trying to follow its better angels. Starfleet has made a renewed effort to put exploration and diplomatic outreach as its primary goals and has christened several new ships under that banner. Settling into an uneasy calm with its Romulan and Klingon neighbors, the Federation is looking to find new frontiers.

The USS Defiant has been purpose built to explore the stars. Filled with all of the technological advantages of its time, the Defiant puts science and exploration first, boasting impressive databases, laboratories, and sensor facilities. The Constitution class's versatility helps it fit most classes of mission and the Defiant has been outfitted for a lengthy trip away from the rest of the Federation. Its a good thing too. The Defiant's mission is set to take her far outside of the Federation support network and she's going to face some significant threats.

Take a look around and if you're interested then enlist and join us as we boldly go where no one has gone before!

Current Location: Starbase Arcadia

Current Mission:

Upcoming Mission:

Latest News Items

» Commander Gallagher returns to Chief Intelligence Officer

Posted on Thu Nov 9th, 2017 @ 12:31pm by Captain Christopher James in General News

Attention all hands:

Commander Summer Gallagher is once more taking up the mantle of Chief Intelligence Officer. Relevant subordinate officers will be following her to that department as Defiant reshuffles its staff. Please direct any intelligence matters to her, once again.

Strategic Operations related concerns should be run through Petty Officer Amelia Redgrave, who will be handling those matters in the interim.

Thank you all,
Captain Christopher James
Commanding Officer
USS Defiant

» 1 Year Service - Captain James

Posted on Tue Sep 5th, 2017 @ 8:54am by Commander Gerald Holmes in General News

Greetings Crew,

Please congratulate our fearless leader on reaching his 1 Year (& 6 Days) Milestone. As of August 30th Captain Christopher James joined this website and started us all off on this adventure. I believe I speak for the crew when I say "Thank you, Sir. And congratulations." Now on to drinks!

Thanks for your time.

-Dr.(Commander) Gerald "Jerry" Holmes
Executive & Chief Medical Officers
USS Defiant, Obsidian Fleet

» New Chief Intelligence Officer

Posted on Sun Jun 11th, 2017 @ 8:28pm by Captain Christopher James in Sim Announcement

Attention all,

I'd like to welcome aboard Rafe Caradec, our new Chief Intelligence Officer.

Captain Christopher James
USS Defiant

» New Discord Channel for IFO

Posted on Fri Jun 2nd, 2017 @ 11:44am by Captain Christopher James in Website Update

Hey guys,

There is officially a new IFO wide discord channel. Everyone should join up!

The link will expire in a day, so join quickly.

Also, here's a link to ours for those of you who haven't joined yet!

Captain James

» Mission 2 Crew's Choice Award

Posted on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 @ 2:55pm by Captain Christopher James in General News

Congratulations to Lt. JG Surovec, recipient of the Crew's Choice Award for Mission 2.

Great work, Lieutenant! Keep it up.

Latest Mission Posts

» Aftermath

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Fri Feb 16th, 2018 @ 4:56pm by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Lieutenant JG Michaela Holland

Smoke was still rising from the crater and mixing with the air filtration currents when the Defiant crew arrived on the scene. The strange smoke pillar swirling over the rest of the pier added a haze to the scene that wasn't common during the artificial daylight hours of the station.…

» Checkmate

Mission: Episode 1: Dogs of War
Posted on Fri Feb 9th, 2018 @ 10:03am by Captain Christopher James & Commander Summer Gallagher & Lieutenant Surovec & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Lieutenant JG Michaela Holland & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus

The Defiant and the Klingon Stealth Cruiser floated slowly away from each other in the dense debris field of the protostar. Wreckage from several of the fallen Klingon vessels was not too far off, hinting at the intense fight that had just minutes ago dominated the system. But for the…

» Politics, Not So Usual

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Wed Jan 31st, 2018 @ 11:12am by Captain Christopher James & Crewman Natsuki Kai & Commander Summer Gallagher & Commander Gerald Holmes & Lieutenant Ian Acainus

"With all due respect, Ambassador, there was just an attack aboard one of our Starbases! This is a military matter!" The Andorian ambassador slammed his fist on the table. "Starfleet should not be forced to abide by the meandering decisions of a civilian body, where politics can dictate their actions.…

» The Confession

Mission: Episode 1: Dogs of War
Posted on Sat Jan 27th, 2018 @ 8:14am by Commander Gerald Holmes & Lieutenant 'Iron Kitty' Ang

Dr.(Commander) Gerald "Jerry" Holmes made his way to his quarters after finally getting off duty from both his jobs as CMO and XO. The double shifts along with all the injured from the battle exhausted him. But he had a bit of personal business with Ang first, come clean to…

» Bad News

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 @ 9:41am by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Ian Acainus

The instant chirping of his communicator brought Chris out of a deep sleep, piercing the veil of unconsciousness that he'd barely reached. As he squinted to open his eyes, he looked at the time. 0500 hours? For a day off, that was awfully early. Especially when the previous night hadn't…

Latest Personal Logs

» Heading Home

Posted on Thu Jan 18th, 2018 @ 2:55pm by Captain Christopher James

Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.208,

The Defiant is finally underway on its return trip to Starbase Arcadia. As the summer months of this year pass, the war doesn't seem much closer to conclusion, but daily hostilities are slowing down. Ultimately, the supply chains couldn't keep up with the demand on either…

» Preparing for a Showdown

Posted on Thu Dec 7th, 2017 @ 10:02am by Captain Christopher James

Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.206, MD 10:

The Defiant is currently en route to the nearby protostar with our Klingon prey in pursuit. Hopefully, we can use the unique properties of that star system to our advantage. The energy trace on the Klingon hull seems to still be detectable, though the…

» Licking Our Wounds

Posted on Thu Nov 2nd, 2017 @ 9:25pm by Captain Christopher James

Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.201

It's been a frustrating day so far. Battlegroup Wyvern is en route to the rendezvous point. Repairs are already underway on the vessels in the rest of the fleet, and we're tending to the wounded.

I can't help but keep playing the battle in my mind…

» Before the Battle

Posted on Sat Oct 21st, 2017 @ 12:43am by Captain Christopher James

Captain’s Log, Stardate 2263.199

It’s been a while since I’ve made a log entry. First the extended leave, and now...

Summer is back aboard Defiant, and that has...opened up some opportunities which weren’t there the first time. I’m not sure whether I didn’t let myself consider it before or if…

» missing him dearly

Posted on Fri Oct 6th, 2017 @ 9:12am by Lieutenant Surovec

I miss Gurrav dearly. Over the last several weeks and months after his untimely passing. I still think of him. I wonder what life would be with that smooth talker. I dwell on what could've been, what life path we would've have, the children that could've came out of our…