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 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 2264, the USS Defiant is set roughly a year after the events of Star Trek Beyond, letting our ship and our characters explore the macro and micro scale effects of the films' events, while also giving us the freedom to tell our own tales. 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 pulling itself back toward the idealistic and peaceful goals of its original mission. 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. It’s 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.

Starfleet Long Range Telemetry has detected an extragalactic object on course for the Milky Way. Its point of origin is outside Federation Territory, and the Defiant has been dispatched to determine the nature of the object and what threat it may pose. Along the way, the crew is going to carry out Starfleet’s Mission: seeking out new life and new civilizations as they boldly go where no one has gone before.

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 1, Earth Orbit

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

» Orbital Showdown

Mission: Episode 5: Better Angels
Posted on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 @ 12:21am by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Ensign Claire Lafayette & Lieutenant Commander Kenna Wolff & Lieutenant Commander Maralen Seitha & Lieutenant Elias Lindholm & Lieutenant Dante Rawlins & Lieutenant Caroline Isley & Lieutenant Niamh O'Donoghue & Ensign Thyra Sh'shraaqir & Ensign Colby Pierce & Lieutenant Commander Summer Gallagher & Lieutenant JG Ephraim Deveraux

Charlotte did not like waiting. Defiant was mere moments away from Indomitable, and yet every second of delay made her more worried. The vessel been able to stay less than 4 minutes ahead of them. But it had exited warp over Qo'nos, and while it might be engaged with the…

» A bit of calm before the storm

Mission: Episode 5: Better Angels
Posted on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 @ 5:59pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Ensign Colby Pierce

The stars streaked by the window next to Captain Reynolds' seat, creating an entertaining little light display in the glass she had set before her. In theory, she was hear to try and get some reading done, but that hadn't exactly been the way the day had worked out. Instead,…

» A Simple Request

Mission: Episode 5: Better Angels
Posted on Wed Apr 3rd, 2019 @ 3:57pm by Master Chief Petty Officer Amelia Redgrave & Lieutenant Elias Lindholm & Ensign Colby Pierce

Pierce activate the door signal to Lindholm's office and waited. He held a request for reassignment in his hand.

Elias was in his office going over the watch logs from the previous day. He had to sign off on the watch logs daily to ensureaccurate reporting. Also on his desk…

» A Healthy Check Up

Mission: Episode 5: Better Angels
Posted on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 @ 2:25am by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Jace Eldridge

Captain Reynolds entered sickbay somewhat skeptically. The rooms were much clearer now, with most of the wounded treated or transferred off ship. She nodded in greeting to one of the nurses before making her way over toward the CMO. If there was a way to put off this return trip,…

» Observational Dynamics

Mission: Episode 5: Better Angels
Posted on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 @ 2:27pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds & Lieutenant Dante Rawlins & Lieutenant Niamh O'Donoghue & Lieutenant Jace Eldridge

Located just above the sensor dome at the base of the saucer section, the observation deck was opulent by design. It’s wide, panoramic window afforded a view of the space around them, and of Defiant herself depending on where in the ring-shaped room you stood. Tables and lounge seating had…

Latest Personal Logs

» Personal log- Summer Gallagher

Posted on Mon Feb 4th, 2019 @ 7:14pm by Lieutenant Commander Summer Gallagher

Well that went

... horribly wrong.

More later.

Exhausted beyond words.

OOC: in the footsteps of our captain.

» Charlotte Reynolds and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Posted on Mon Feb 4th, 2019 @ 3:36pm by Captain Charlotte Reynolds

Captain's Log, Supplemental,

Today sucked. End log entry.

» 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.…