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:

Latest News Items

» 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

» 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

Latest Mission Posts

» Need-to-Know

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Wed Jul 18th, 2018 @ 4:16pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Maralen Seitha & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Lieutenant JG Michaela Holland

Charlotte casually checked her surroundings as she stepped up to the door. A few crew milling about. No one lurking who would pay too much attention. Good.

The door was unassuming, because of course it was. This room was just like any other room along the Defiant's plaza work space.…

» Informants

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Wed Jul 18th, 2018 @ 3:28pm by Captain Christopher James

Colonel Varg stirred restlessly. He did not like to be kept waiting under normal circumstances. This meeting had him more restless than most. He was honestly still a bit surprised he had even agreed to it.

It was a few more moments before he heard the sound of something shifting…

» Flashback

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Fri Jun 22nd, 2018 @ 7:27pm by Rana Jennar

/=\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…

» Reporting

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Fri Jun 22nd, 2018 @ 2:38pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Maralen Seitha

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,…

» A Few Less Tholians than I'd Imagine

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 @ 9:07am by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Commander Kenna Wolff & Lieutenant Caroline Isley

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…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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.…

» Some big changes

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…

» Stardate 2263.217

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…

» End of Leave

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…

» Back to Business (Log)

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…