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: Starbase Arcadia

Current Mission:

Upcoming Mission:

Latest News Items

» 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

» Mission 2 Crew's Choice Award

Posted on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 @ 2:55pm by Captain Christopher James in General News

Congratulations to Lt. JG Surovec, recipient of the Crew's Choice Award for Mission 2.

Great work, Lieutenant! Keep it up.

Latest Mission Posts

» Scene of the Crime

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Fri Mar 16th, 2018 @ 4:51pm by Captain Christopher James & Commander Summer Gallagher & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Petty Officer 1st Class Amelia Redgrave

The room was almost untouched since Starfleet securities arrival. Things were still laid out exactly as they had been earlier this morning. The drinks were sitting on the table. The chair where Julian had been stabbed was still sitting in its place, the telltale stains showing where the body had…

» Sol Conquietus

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Thu Mar 15th, 2018 @ 4:16pm by Lieutenant JG Samuel "Sam" Case

The smell of lilac; a touch of turned earth. It was pungent in the nose: Klingon sweat. Sam Case associated it with death, loss, chaos. It rose panic in a suffocating chest, being crushed down on by a member of the House of Kawlos. Sam wrested himself from the armpit…

» A Dark Tale

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Tue Mar 6th, 2018 @ 8:47am by Rana Jennar

He awoke out of a dreamless sleep. He fought to stay asleep, to stay safe, but the struggle was futile. They must have given him something to induce consciousness. Sleep had been his one escape and now they were depriving him of even that. It was hard for him to…

» A Little Excursion

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Wed Feb 28th, 2018 @ 10:15pm by Lieutenant JG Tophen Hox & Lieutenant Ian Acainus

Ian was just relieved that there was at least a lull in the war with the Klingons, at least as far as the Defiant was concerned. They had arrived at the Starbase for some much needed repair work for the ship and a much needed shore leave for the crew.…

» Some Private Celebrations

Mission: Shore Leave: Drama At Arcadia
Posted on Thu Feb 22nd, 2018 @ 4:15pm by Captain Christopher James & Commander Summer Gallagher

The victory had been badly needed, but it had also been exhilarating for much of the crew. Despite sizable odds, they’d come out on top, and with a lot to show for it. Chris knew there was more work to be done. But while repairs were being done and the…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» Preparing for a Showdown

Posted on Thu Dec 7th, 2017 @ 10:02am by Captain Christopher James

Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.206, MD 10:

The Defiant is currently en route to the nearby protostar with our Klingon prey in pursuit. Hopefully, we can use the unique properties of that star system to our advantage. The energy trace on the Klingon hull seems to still be detectable, though the…

» Licking Our Wounds

Posted on Thu Nov 2nd, 2017 @ 9:25pm by Captain Christopher James

Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.201

It's been a frustrating day so far. Battlegroup Wyvern is en route to the rendezvous point. Repairs are already underway on the vessels in the rest of the fleet, and we're tending to the wounded.

I can't help but keep playing the battle in my mind…

» Before the Battle

Posted on Sat Oct 21st, 2017 @ 12:43am by Captain Christopher James

Captain’s Log, Stardate 2263.199

It’s been a while since I’ve made a log entry. First the extended leave, and now...

Summer is back aboard Defiant, and that has...opened up some opportunities which weren’t there the first time. I’m not sure whether I didn’t let myself consider it before or if…