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: Docked at Starbase Arcadia

Current Mission:

Latest News Items

» Test message

Posted on Wed Jan 9th, 2019 @ 2:12am by Major General Myers Hanson in General News

just testing

» 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

Latest Mission Posts

» Roomies

Mission: Episode 3: Foxes and Henhouses
Posted on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 @ 2:15pm by Ensign Claire Lafayette & Ensign Thyra Sh'shraaqir

The box fell to the floor with a thud. "Ugh," Claire groaned. "I should never have assumed that room would just stay open," she chided herself. A few months ago, she'd made the short sighted decision to store a bunch of her things in the unoccupied bedroom in her quarters.…

» Reassembling

Mission: Episode 3: Foxes and Henhouses
Posted on Sun Jan 13th, 2019 @ 12:33pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Ensign Claire Lafayette & Lieutenant Maralen Seitha & Lieutenant Dante Rawlins & Ensign K'Muss & Ensign Thyra Sh'shraaqir & Lieutenant Commander Summer Gallagher & Lieutenant Andromeda Sheffield Dr

The trio of officers in dress uniform approached the bar cautiously. In the distance, they heard phaser fire. But here, things were quiet. Possibly too quiet. Charlotte has some time ago ditched her dress uniform jacket, preferring movement without its restrictions. Her badge had been clipped to the black undershirt…

» Not Going Anywhere

Mission: Episode 3: Foxes and Henhouses
Posted on Fri Jan 11th, 2019 @ 4:53pm by Captain Christopher James & Lieutenant Commander Summer Gallagher

As the artificial sun set on Arcadia, the wounds from the battle that was raging showed. In the distance, phaser fire was barely visible, its red glow glinting off the buildings. However, in this secluded area of the Promenade Pier, it was eerily quiet. Therest of the group was inside…

» Getting in Some Reading

Mission: Episode 3: Foxes and Henhouses
Posted on Thu Jan 10th, 2019 @ 8:26pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Dante Rawlins

Charlotte swirled the glass of wine in her hand leisurely, not really paying too much attention to the room around her. She'd taken up a couch, boots kicked off and feet on the cushions. The luxuries of command. Thankfully off duty, she had changed into a green short sleeve shirt…

» Offboarding

Mission: Episode 3: Foxes and Henhouses
Posted on Thu Jan 10th, 2019 @ 9:51am by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Commander Kenna Wolff & Lieutenant Michaela Holland & Lieutenant Elias Lindholm & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Ensign K'Muss & Lieutenant Ian Acainus

Defiant officers streamed past as the stern Marine woman stood, watching the scene. The ships recent encounter with the parasites had potentially exposed the crew to infection. And while each officer had been scanned and proven clean, the ship could still be holding stowaways. Admiral Haster had ordered a baryon…

Latest Personal Logs

» Time to Move On

Posted on Mon Jan 14th, 2019 @ 5:42am by Lieutenant Niamh O'Donoghue

Assistant Chief Counselors private log, stardate -59962.1

Me and Chief T'ran are butting heads again. I can't pinpoint the exact time at which our relationship deteriorated, but I'm beginning the believe there's no hope of reconciliation.

It's grown to a point that the CO has had to place us both…

» Unpleasant Implications

Posted on Wed Dec 19th, 2018 @ 11:16am by Captain Charlotte Reynolds

Captain's Log, Supplemental:

I don't like being separated from Defiant. I never like being away from my ship, but I like it less under these circumstances. With all this parasite stuff lurking over our heads, I don't enjoy being in an unfamiliar place.

These things appear to have infiltrated the…

» Safe Harbor

Posted on Wed Nov 7th, 2018 @ 11:26pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds

Captain’s Log, Suplemental:

It’s been an arduous journey home. With Tholians on our tail, technical glitches on board, and the concerns regarding the parasites, I haven’t really taken a moment to breathe.

But now, within Federation space, and with the Artemis tailing is, I finally feel like I can breathe.…

» Concerns

Posted on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 @ 1:12pm by Lieutenant Maralen Seitha

The screen is activated, but Maralen is not sitting before it. Rather, he paces a short distance away.

It is on nights like this that my lack of need for sleep is not a blessing. It leaves me too much time to think. This time, however, I am not thinking…

» 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…