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
Latest News Items
Posted on Sat Apr 7th, 2018 @ 8:03pm by Captain Christopher James in General News
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
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
Posted on Tue Sep 5th, 2017 @ 8:54am by Commander Gerald Holmes in General News
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
Posted on Sun Jun 11th, 2017 @ 8:28pm by Captain Christopher James in Sim Announcement
I'd like to welcome aboard Rafe Caradec, our new Chief Intelligence Officer.
Captain Christopher James
Posted on Fri Jun 2nd, 2017 @ 11:44am by Captain Christopher James in Website Update
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!
Latest Mission Posts
/=\Unnamed Planetoid Eight Years Ago/=\
"I don't care if you're older," the blond nine-year-old shouted, "it doesn't make you right."
"And your yelling doesn't mean you are correct either. How many times do I have to tell you need to control your emotions? You're Vulcan you need to act like…
In some ways, the Defiant was like most Starfleet ships, Maralen reflected. Each power he had served, including the Federation, had certain conventions when it came to the design of their ships, certain commonalities that spanned their fleets no matter the function of the ship in question. In that regard,…
Charlotte stood, arms crossed, looking at the sensor data. It didn't sit right with her. They'd been in Tholian space for hours. It didn't make sense to not have encountered even a single ship yet. Either the Tholians were really busy doing something else or...
She turned to the other…
Charlotte looked at the display screen of the planet. It was clearly life-bearing, though there wasn't a sign of civilization anywhere on it. The perfect place for a black market trading deal. The man that Defiant had picked up had been infected by the Entity's pathogen. That was undeniable. But…
Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 @ 6:08am by Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Commander Kenna Wolff & Lieutenant JG Andrew 'Drew' McGarrett & Lieutenant Ian Acainus & Ensign Turol
Through the viewscreen, the surface of Vellia 3 was mostly covered in shadows, with only the first rays of dawn making it around the curvature of the planet. If the team was going to make their approach, the next few minutes would be the perfect time to do so.
Latest Personal Logs
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.…
Posted on Tue May 1st, 2018 @ 4:30pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds
Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.231-
I've been aboard Defiant for about a day now, and I think the new command is starting to sink in. Out of respect for Captain James, I've kept myself out of the picture for the moment. He's been preparing a few of his senior staff for…
Posted on Sat Apr 7th, 2018 @ 5:08pm by Lieutenant JG Samuel "Sam" Case
"Personal Log, Samuel Case, Lieutenant Junior Grade. Stardate 2263.217...."
Sam sighed, running his hand through his hair. He felt a touch of grease from a day gone from a shower and his midday run. He laid down on the chaise-style chair that served as a bunk in what were guest…
Posted on Thu Apr 5th, 2018 @ 9:51am by Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox
"Lieutenant Junior Grade Hox's Log. Stardate 2263.223.
This shore leave was... interesting—to say the least. It started out with the death of one of my previous colleagues at the listening post. We've lost so many in the war, but it's hard when it's a friend. Maia had such a spark…
Posted on Wed Apr 4th, 2018 @ 4:22pm by Captain Christopher James
Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.230,
The USS Defiant is finally on its way toward Tholian Space. A variety of delays had kept us held up much longer than expected. But that has been cleared up. The bombing culprit has been identified. Their motivations have been...somewhat uncovered. And Lt. Acainus has been…