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

» Arcadian Arcade

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Fri Apr 13th, 2018 @ 10:45pm by Lieutenant JG Michaela Holland

It had taken a few hours, but Michaela was back up to number two. She was determined to be the new number one, even if it took her all day… and the rest of her credits.

No, the young Starfleet engineer was not hell-bent on pursuing her candidacy as the…

» Vin et Venin (Wine and Venom)

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Sat Apr 7th, 2018 @ 9:12pm by Lieutenant JG Samuel "Sam" Case

Sam lay on the chaise of his junior officer quarters, eyes closed. Sweaty hair had curled in drying on his forehead, no since the panting of exhaustion over. A lone finger conducted lazily to a love song Pop beat in cold air. Sam preferred a slight chill in the air,…

» Catch And Release

Mission: Episode 2: The Assembly
Posted on Sat Apr 7th, 2018 @ 5:06pm by Lieutenant JG Samuel "Sam" Case & Lieutenant Ian Acainus

Ian Acainus was a free man. Sort of. He had been released from custody and cleared of all charges, officially. Unofficially, that was a different story at least with some members of the Admiralty. It didn't help that the Akadians had suddenly become wishy-washy about whose side they were going…

» A Healthy Dose of Chaos

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Fri Apr 6th, 2018 @ 5:18pm by Lieutenant JG Samuel "Sam" Case & Captain Christopher James

The last 24 hours had been a whirlwind. A bombing. A murder. 2 dozen dead and a member of the Defiant crew as the main suspect.

What else is new, Captain James thought to himself. From the moment he had taken command, he'd begun to understand just how many pressures…

» Is This Normal?

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Fri Apr 6th, 2018 @ 7:18am by Rana Jennar & Lieutenant JG Samuel "Sam" Case

Rana was lucky, that's what the adults had told him. Lucky to have survived on his own, lucky to escape the Klingons, lucky just to be alive. But they didn't know the full story, he hadn't told them everything that had happened to him, the choices he'd had to make,…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» A Knack for Trouble

Posted on Wed Feb 21st, 2018 @ 2:32pm by Captain Christopher James

Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.212

The Defiant's shore leave at Starbase Arcadia has hit a...let's call it "frustrating" development. Our Chief Diplomatic Officer has been implicated in a terrorist bombing and a murder of a unidentified individual aboard the station. Over two dozen lives were lost, and the entire station is…

» 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…