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: Headed Toward Tholian Space

Current Mission:

Upcoming Mission:

Latest News Items

» New Intelligence Officer

Posted on Wed Aug 15th, 2018 @ 10:22am by Captain Charlotte Reynolds in General News

Attention everyone!

Going to be making a point of using our news feature more often.

On that note, we have a new a crewman who will be helping to round out our staff!

Please welcome aboard Lieutenant Si'tann as our new Chief Intelligence Officer!

Everyone please introduce yourselves and make them feel welcome. And open some JPs with our new officers.

Captain Charlotte Reynolds
Commanding Officer
USS Defiant

» New Faces

Posted on Sat Apr 7th, 2018 @ 8:03pm by Captain Christopher James in General News

Attention everyone!

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, we have some changes going on aboard Defiant. There will be a much lengthier post coming soon, but for now I want to highlight the newest faces aboard.

Rounding out our Tactical and Security branches are:
Lt. JG Samuel Case, as Chief Tactical Officer
Lt. JG Andrew McGarrett, as Chief Security Officer

I’m sure they’ll be whipping the redshirts into shape in no time. Everyone please introduce yourselves and make them feel welcome. And open some JPs with our new officers.

More announcements to come very soon.

Captain Christopher James
Commanding Officer
USS Defiant

» 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

Latest Mission Posts

» Casual Encounter

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly (Side Stories)
Posted on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 @ 9:28am by Lieutenant Ian Acainus & Lieutenant Elias Lindholm

While Ian liked to keep himself in shape, he wouldn't have considered himself a gym rat. He went there once-in-a-while, four or five times a month, but mostly ran, or when he could swim. He also did his fair share of pushups, sit-ups and other similar exercises. Those things helped…

» Rendezvous with the Artemis

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Fri Sep 14th, 2018 @ 9:32am by Captain Christopher James & Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Commander Kenna Wolff & Lieutenant Maralen Seitha & Lieutenant Ian Acainus & Lieutenant Commander Summer Gallagher

As the vessel returned to normal space, the USS Defiant slid silently into orbit over the gas giant. It was a relatively innocuous planet. Not a major landmark by any means. Which was perfect. They didn't want to meet somewhere that was obviously significant.

The cloaking field was still active…

» Getting medical over with

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Wed Sep 12th, 2018 @ 12:16pm by Lieutenant Commander Kenna Wolff & Commander Gerald Holmes

Kenna had retreated after the staff briefing, and chose now to get things out of the way. She had not visited medical after reporting in, as she knew that the crew were not aware of the New CO and she didn't want to get into conversations around Captain James and…

» Watching My Back

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Fri Sep 7th, 2018 @ 2:55pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Maralen Seitha

The room looked almost as if it had never been trashed. The desk's shattered glass top had been fully cleaned up and replaced. Her completely splintered desk chair had been replaced with a new one, though admittedly it wasn't quite the same. She'd need a slight height adjustment or two.…

» Close Calls

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly (Side Stories)
Posted on Fri Sep 7th, 2018 @ 2:54pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds

Captain Reynolds entered her quarters, sealing the door behind her. She wasn't going to take any risks with security after the incident yesterday...not that it felt like yesterday. She'd been awake for every moment since then. And every moment of that had been under the watchful eye of the ever…

Latest Personal Logs

» Personal log

Posted on Wed Sep 12th, 2018 @ 5:40am by Ensign K'Muss

K’Muss personal log

I've been here on Arcadia for a while now, helping the family so to speak. Which has been great. RJs wife has been great. But I can't help but miss the defiant. Been reading up on her missions. And I guess it's true about curiosity and cats…

» Finally Safe

Posted on Fri Sep 7th, 2018 @ 2:48pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds

Captain's Log....I honestly am not even sure what day it is right now,

The USS Defiant has finally escaped from the Tholian Quarantine Zone. We're currently on our way back to Federation space, traveling at about Warp 6.65.

Our escape wasn't an entirely non-violent approach, so I hope we only…

» Sleepless

Posted on Mon Aug 13th, 2018 @ 11:40pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds

Captain’s Personal Log, Stardate 2263.248,

I had the dream again. Or memory, rather. Just as vivid as ever. Just as painful as ever.

It started like it always does, in my quarters back on the Zheng He. I wake up alone. The room is overly quiet. The ship isn’t at…

» Trapping One's Self

Posted on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 @ 3:15pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds

Captain's Log Supplemental,

As I look out the viewport, I find myself confronting the real possibility that I've just willingly walked into my grave...and brought my whole crew with me.

The energy grind of the Tholian Web has overtaken our entire field of view. Its as if the stars are…

» On My Own Now

Posted on Fri May 11th, 2018 @ 9:41am by Captain Charlotte Reynolds

Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.233-

This is my first official log entry as the Commanding Officer of the Defiant. That has a nice ring to it, but I can't say that I've gotten used to it yet.

Today, I'm on my own as captain of this vessel for the first time.…