Welcome to the USS Columbus-A!

Mission Status

Episode 2: Columbus Ascending

A newly re-christened Titan-class Command Carrier, the USS Columbus-A serves as the flagship of Bravo Fleet's Task Force 38, spearheading Starfleet's exploration of the Delta Quadrant.

Originally a prototype Galaxy-class Refit, the first Columbus was scheduled for a ten year mission of exploration in the Delta Quadrant by way of the rediscovered Barzan wormhole. Near the end of her shakedown cruise, however, elements of Task Force 38 made contact with Starfleet Command via the Fourth of July nebula terminus of the wormhole known as the Epatha Gateway. Subsequently, Starfleet tasked the Columbus with the resupply and reinforcement of Task Force 38.

The Columbus, however, would never reach the Delta Quadrant. An unexpected confrontation with an Orion Syndicate fleet resulted in irreparable damage to ship. Although it was able to limp to Starbase 611, the Galaxy Refit was deemed unsalvageable and the crew was transferred to the USS Valkyrie, a new Titan-class Command Carrier awaiting crew assignment. Now re-christened the Columbus-A, the ship and crew patrol the Gradin Belt, investigating reports of pirate activity and their possible link to the Orion Syndicate.

Latest News Items

» MISSION UPDATE: Episode 2: Columbus Ascending

Posted on Wed Aug 29th, 2018 @ 12:23pm by Commander Milo Tora in Sim Announcement

August has been kind of a slow month, but the good news is there’s still a few days left to post! (Hint, hint.) There's been a period of adjustment for me since taking over as TFCO of 64 and I appreciate everyone hanging in there. Now that I've got things under control, more or less, it's time to get the ship moving again. If you haven’t already, please make your way to the new ship and report to Commander Channe. We will be starting the next part of the current mission on 9/4/2018 and would prefer to have everyone on board by then. If your character(s) is not on the ship by the time the next mission starts, you will need to contact Command staff to explain and make arrangements. Failure to contact Command staff may result in your being left behind.

As a reminder, posting requirements are one post per week and TAGs should be responded to with 48 hours. Please refer to the Rulez if you have any questions about posting.

Happy Simming!

» Upcoming Changes

Posted on Wed Jul 11th, 2018 @ 9:26pm by Commander Milo Tora in Sim Announcement

A series of events are unfolding that will lead to a change of ship class for the USS Columbus. The new vessel, the USS Columbus-A, will be Titan Class (very very new), a mobile command base. At a time when Starbase 900 lies in ruins, destroyed in the Borg attack, the need for a base that can move/defend itself has never been more necessary.

The Columbus will serve as a platform for the stories of three ships -- the USS Columbus-A and the two ships that use the Columbus as their home port, the USS Pearl (Diligent Class) and the USS Mako (Defiant Class). Three crews that will write on one platform, sometimes together and sometimes apart.

Their mission will be pursuing Orion Syndicate/Cartel operations in the Delta Quadrant (and discovering its connections back to the Alpha Quadrant) and will focus on the same region of space where the USS Steadfast currently is.

Essentially, two NOVA sims - one for the USS Columbus-A, Pearl, and Mako together, and the other, for the USS Steadfast. What happens on one sim, will have effects that are felt on the other.

To facilitate interactions between the crews, we have set up a separate Discord channel, Joint Operations - Task Force 38A - so that everyone can share information/chat/etc. If you're interested in joining the channel, please let us know.

Cmdr. Lucien St. Cyr, commanding the USS Steadfast
Cmdr. Milo Tora, commanding the USS Columbus
Ronan Channe will be commanding the USS Pearl (once events unfold); the Captain of the USS Mako has yet to be determined.

» MISSION UPDATE: Episode 1: To Boldly Go...

Posted on Thu Jun 21st, 2018 @ 3:11pm by Commander Milo Tora in Sim Announcement

An explosion rocked the ship just before midnight, Dec. 14th, 2388 and triggered Red Alert! Word spread quickly that several people were injured or possibly even killed, but reliable information is scarce. We encourage everyone to write a post about what their character was doing when the explosion happened and how they reacted afterwards.


» MISSION UPDATE: Episode 1: To Boldly Go...

Posted on Fri Jun 8th, 2018 @ 2:11pm by Commander Milo Tora in Sim Announcement

MISSION UPDATE: Episode 1: To Boldly Go...

We will be wrapping up "And We're Off!" shortly. There are a number of minor malfunctions plaguing the ship, including doors not working right, the turbolifts going to the wrong deck, replicators producing the wrong things, etc. We encourage everyone to write a post about their character encountering one or more of these malfunctions.

The malfunctions may only effect secondary, non-critical functions and may not permanently damage the ship or seriously injure anyone.

» Episode 1 is Active

Posted on Fri May 11th, 2018 @ 9:36am by in Sim Announcement

We're about to get under way at last! With final preparations for departure completed, the Pilot (Change of Plans) is now closed for posting. And as will be our custom at mission's end, we have handed out awards. In this case, the Plank Owner award given to members in good standing who are present at the time of the ship's launch.

Congratulations to Captain Milo Tora, Lt. Kevin Kilbane, Lt. Marcus Alexander, M.D., Captain Roland Hallowes, Ensign Jonathan Hollander, and Ensign Trey Landon. To see your awards, go to your bio and click on the link, See All Awards, located under your bio photo.

Latest Mission Posts

» Test flight Gone Wrong

Mission: Episode 2: Columbus Ascending
Posted on Sun Feb 3rd, 2019 @ 12:31pm by Lieutenant JG Nathaniel Armani

Nathaniel sat at the centre stage of the helm console surrounded by 3, fresh from the academy, flight operation officers. “Now remember, although we are on a holodeck this ship needs not have a bump on it! Recognise your training and a key part of this is the inertial mass…

» Back to Business (Part 4)

Mission: Episode 2: Columbus Ascending
Posted on Tue Jan 29th, 2019 @ 1:59pm by Colonel Drass Kebron & Lieutenant Maria Martinez & Lieutenant Brianna Perim & Lieutenant Commander Ronan Channe & Lieutenant Ba'zra Jennings & Captain (Marine) Roland Hallowes & Lieutenant Marcus Alexander, MD & Lieutenant JG Konebak Zek & Lieutenant JG Silpar

[Senior Staff Conference Room, Deck 20]

When the others had filed out of the conference room Roland had gone to the replicator and ordered an espresso. Returning to his seat he sat quietly recording notes on the joint exercises he had mind.

Marcus sighed as he returned to the conference…

» Back to Business (Part 2)

Mission: Episode 2: Columbus Ascending
Posted on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 @ 12:04pm by Lieutenant Ba'zra Jennings & Lieutenant JG Konebak Zek


[Main Bridge, Deck 21]

"Lieutenant?" Drass said as he stepped out onto the bridge. "Lieutenant? LIEUTENANT!?!" He was enraged. If there was one thing he would not tolerate, it was blatant insubordination. "Kebron to Jennings," he barked at his comm badge, "Remove Lieutenant Konebak from holodeck one immediately and…

» Back to Business (Part 3)

Mission: Episode 2: Columbus Ascending
Posted on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 @ 12:02pm by Colonel Drass Kebron


Thinking about beating Ba'zra down there on the spot he instead covered the wound on his shoulder with his hand and headed to the conference room. "Make your guesses all you want you maybe calm now, but your Klingon and your anger will always be on the surface we…

» Back to Business (Part 1)

Mission: Episode 2: Columbus Ascending
Posted on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 @ 12:02pm by Colonel Drass Kebron

[Holodeck 1, Deck 82]

His anger running deep with in him Konebak pushed his chair in and rushed out of the conference room. Running to the nearest turbolift he shouted Holodeck one. As the turbolift began to move he could feel his mandibles twitching and his rage harder to control.…