"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
~ Francis of Assisi Read


Borderland: territory at or near a border, fringe, a vague intermediate state or region.

Words too true when it comes to the area of space between Primary Federation worlds and the Klingon border has been known as the Borderlands. Whilst the area is dotted with Federation worlds, it is the other worlds which make the majority of the area that define its status. Neutrality or non aligned to any party. The price of individuality and non conformity lead to an area considered almost primitive in Federation eyes. Worlds driven to famine via drugs and crime…worlds ruled from above by decadent Orion Syndicate overlords…neutral system with corrupt governments and self governed military’s…and of course the frontier worlds…

In the past two-hundred years Starfleet has had trouble creating order within the region, much less a sense of peace. With the recent changes in the command echelons, those in overall charge of the region started looking outside the box as they saw the rising need to attempt yet again to bring a semblance of order and stability to the Borderlands and another pair of eyes to the Klingon border. It was time to let a cowboy deal with cowboys.

Jack Lashmore a native of a former Orion Syndicate run world Driaan V, now a member of the United Federation Of Planets, is reactivated out of retirement to take on this daunting task.

The USS Southern Cross will be charged with patrolling the borderland and the nearby Klingon Border…a volatile position…between pirates and a warrior culture at civil war…

Equally the Commanding Officer is happy to deal with any and all inquiries.

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Mission Status
Ship Status


Stardate 65921.72
December 3rd, 2388
Mission Day: 02
Task Force 93

Location: Sector K9
Speed: Warp 9.8
Shields: Standby
Hull: 100%
Systems: Online
Weapons: Offline


After receiving nearly all primary personnel at Driaan Station, the crew of the USS Southern Cross are prepared for their initial shakedown cruise. The Hromi Cluster with still many areas to chart is the perfect nearby candidate for such systems tests, and the possibility to discover something as Starfleet had only catalogued small areas.

However, in an area surrounded by criminal and neutral powers, a simple shakedown cruise may not turn out as expected...












Here are the guidelines that each player serveing aboard the USS Southern Cross is expected to follow.


* The most important rule of all, have fun. This is a game, and we are all here to have fun.

* Each player is expected to produce one (1) post/joint post per week to an average of four (4) posts per month, unless otherwise mandated by the Command staff.

* A post should contain at minimum: a) a solo post: 400 words b) joint post: a minimum of 800 words.

* Personal Logs are encouraged - they should be written in a manner that is presented in the cannon series.
Personal Logs are not posts, but monologues accompanied by background sounds. These do count towards the post requirements if they fill the minimum requirements of a solo post. If they are under that minimal requirement, they count towards character development.

* Character development and use of NPCs to fill in the environment and background story are encouraged - as action oriented as the sim is, it is in the end as it always is, about the characters.

* If in doubt of what to write, please contact the Command Staff, that is what they are there for, to help the players be comfortable and fit into the sim as best they can.

* Developing personal storylines and backgrounds is encouraged.

* All players can submit mission ideas to the Command Staff, and they will do their best to incorporate it into the existing storyline if the submission is accepted. Personal storylines that affect the sim/storyline or other players must be approved by the Command Staff before they are posted.

* Missions are started and ended by Commanding or Executive Officer only.

* In the event there are issues/critiques/similar with a specific player, the matter should be brought to the Commanding/Executive Officer.









Latest News Items

» Southern Cross - Simm Update 01

Posted on 07 Feb 2017 @ 2:10pm by Commander Jack Lashmore in General News

Welcome all to the Southern Cross!

Thank you all for joining us on our first steps into the Borderlands! Also a big thank-you to my Executive Officer for filling in with conversations when I was unavailable.

STORY

The USS Southern Cross is currently set on the 31st august onward appropriately. The vessels is docked at a large civilian made space-station above Driaan V. Driaan V was always a rich and prosperous system but only recently was freed from Orion Syndicate Rule. Returning to ways of its original Government prior to Syndicate influence the system joined the United Federation Planets less than a week ago.

The Southern Cross has only been docked at Driaan Station for a few days, waiting for crew arrivals.

This is where we all come in - Get onboard, get settled in - see the Doctor for a physical whilst you're at it!

The ship will soon officially receive its marching orders as well as a message for its captain, until then the aim is to get familiar with each-other and your ship. If I have not already, I will shortly begin a joint-post with you.

Ship Specifications - http://www.usssc.bravofleet.games/index.php/sim/specs

Ship Deck Listing - http://www.usssc.bravofleet.games/index.php/sim/decks

Although the Southern Cross as a vessel was only finished at the shipyards three months prior game date, the Ronin Class prototype refit is what the Southern Cross mimics.

Ronin Class Design History - http://www.usssc.bravofleet.games/index.php/sim/index


Once again, welcome aboard! It is a great pleasure to have you all onboard.

BS aka
Lt.Cmdr Jack Lashmore
Commanding Officer
USS Southern Cross


» Welcome Aboard! (And the magic number, SIX!)

Posted on 01 Feb 2017 @ 4:14am by Commander Jack Lashmore in Sim Announcement

Hello everyone,

The XO and I are pleased to welcome you all aboard the USS Southern Cross. We want to thank you all for your applications, and we hope you will have fun with us on our journey along the Borderland and the Klingon border.

Now, whilst I am finishing CO School, you are all welcome to post your characters getting your assignment to the Southern Cross and making your way aboard. The ship is currently docked at the Driaan V Space Station (in orbit of Driaan V - sector next to Rigel Sector, the proverbial mouth of the Borderlands).

The current player compliment is 6 which means we are officially active (with the arrival of Senor Cordova), though there are 7 characters listed as player characters. This is because we do allow our members to create a secondary pc character and up to 4 npc characters. (A second primary PC will require Command Team authorisation, these will be given out sparingly in desire to have more players to interact with)

So, so far we have as player characters:

CO: Jack Lashmore
XO: Alexander Night
COS: Ismael Cordova
ACOS: Grim'lar
CEO: Rodney Miller
CSO: Asami Inoue
CMO: Torrna Maliya (secondary character by Night's player)

We would like to direct those who haven't done it yet to create their character on bravofleet.com -> my account (aka the Bravo Fleet Management System) and select the USS Southern Cross in the current service box so that your character may be added to the ship page on the bravofleet.com sim list. That way you can have an overview of your characters, you can nominate awards, see your own awards, create sim proposals if you will ever desire to have a sim of your own and many other goodies.

As for the Southern Cross OOC communication and fun we use the discord programme, where we have our own server - click on this link to get there :) https://discord.gg/8YXDxY5

Discord can be used easily as an app on phone or PC, or via internet browser also on both PC and phone.

As a Command Team, our door is always open to our crew, so feel free to talk to us bring us your mission, side mission and character plotline ideas and we will see if we can incorporate them into the missions we have envisioned. We may not be able to fit them in immediately, but rest assured your ideas will not be forgotten and will be included at the earliest possible opportunity. :) Our goal is to make this fun and enjoyable for everyone, but we will also need your participation and help to accomplish it, since this IS a group project.

Anyway, without further ado; "Let's see what's out there!"


Lt.Cmdr. Jack Lashmore
Commanding Officer

Lt.Cmdr. Alexander Night
Executive Officer


Latest Mission Posts

» Systems Shakedown: Engineering

Mission: Mission 01: The Hromi Shakedown
Posted on 23 Mar 2017 @ 6:52am by Commander Jack Lashmore & Chief Warrant Officer Rodney Miller



USS Southern Cross - Deck 11 - Main Engineering

With nearly a days flight at Warp 9.8 since leaving the Driaan system for the Hromi Cluster Jack was curious to see how his ship was performing, having never truly operated at its maximum cruise speed before. Before he tested emergency…


» Yet Another Asami Encounter

Mission: Mission 01: The Hromi Shakedown
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 @ 10:51am by Lieutenant Torrna Maliya MD & Lieutenant JG Asami Inoue



Keeping up on your craft meant keeping up on your craft skills and certifications. It was fine when it was all within the medical department and Maliya could go to her people and arrange the tests. But when it came to stepping outside of the department, especially one where she…


» Setting Sail

Mission: Mission 01: The Hromi Shakedown
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 @ 9:33am by Commander Jack Lashmore & Lieutenant JG Shisa & Lieutenant Commander Alexander Night & Lieutenant Torrna Maliya MD & Lieutenant Kylara Jax MD & Lieutenant JG Agron Drag'nah & Lieutenant JG Asami Inoue & Chief Warrant Officer Rodney Miller & Lieutenant Celesia Rahn


USS Southern Cross - Deck One - Bridge

It was zero-nine-hundred hours and bar a Chief of Security the main staff were at their main stations on the bridge bar of course the Chief Engineering and Medical Officers were were in main engineering and sickbay respectively. Everything seemed ready to…


» The Round Table, pt. II

Mission: Mission 01: The Hromi Shakedown
Posted on 10 Mar 2017 @ 1:50pm by Commander Jack Lashmore & Lieutenant JG Shisa & Lieutenant Commander Alexander Night & Lieutenant Torrna Maliya MD & Lieutenant Kylara Jax MD & Lieutenant JG Agron Drag'nah & Lieutenant JG Asami Inoue & Chief Warrant Officer Rodney Miller & Brenk



With the crew seated around the circular arrangement of tables and introductions made, platters placed, drinks served; it was time to begin the actual briefing. With a slightly self amused smile upon his face at the action he performed, Jack tapped his water glass with a spoon lightly.

Once he…


» The Round Table

Mission: Mission 01: The Hromi Shakedown
Posted on 08 Mar 2017 @ 3:57am by Commander Jack Lashmore & Lieutenant JG Shisa & Lieutenant Commander Alexander Night & Lieutenant Torrna Maliya MD & Lieutenant Kylara Jax MD & Lieutenant JG Agron Drag'nah & Lieutenant JG Asami Inoue & Chief Warrant Officer Rodney Miller & Brenk & Lieutenant Celesia Rahn & Gunnar Renn



"You're gonna give me a hand over here or not?" Jack called across the Function hall towards the bar where Brenk was ... doing whatever a Ferengi does when he had no customers ... likely trying to distance himself from physical labour. Jack sighed to himself as he pushed another…


Latest Personal Logs

» Personal Log: Rule 22: A Wise Man Can Hear Profit on the Wind

Posted on 26 Feb 2017 @ 9:21am by Brenk

"Personal Log Stardate 65667.2... no wait, that's not right. The decimal point is calculated based on Earth time and da-... no wait, it's our current location, isn't it? Wait, no, because we'd be moving so time wou-.... gah, it's Thursday, alright!? It's Thursday!"

"Anyway, this morning I may have either…