Welcome to the USS Pandora!

Welcome to the USS Pandora!



Trek Into the Wild

The USS Pandora is a Play By Nova Star Trek Simulation game, where players are thrust into an exciting adventure to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

We are a recently refurbished Luna Class Federation Starship travelling the dangerous and unknown territories of the Inconnu Expanse, as part of Bravo Fleet's 72nd Task Force, in the year 2389. We are a vessel designed for long-term, multipurpose missions into unchartered territory. On our journeys we will contact new species, establish a Federation presence in a hostile region, come into conflict with the known and unknown, investigate and discover spacial anomalies, while unravelling the secrets of the treacherous Inconnu region. As a member of this crew, you are the audience, the writers, and the history-makers of the USS Pandora. Every Player onboard this ship can contribute to our missions, plot discussions, personal stories, and the legacy of this fine vessel.



Sometimes we may know our destination, sometimes just an inkling of the way ahead. It is up to us as a crew to make this journey together.

Are You Brave Enough To Join Us?


Several positions are now open but don’t wait too long to come onboard. We require:

- Chief Operations Officer
- Chief Medical Officer
- Chief Diplomatic Officer
- Marine Commanding Officer
- Chief Morale Officer

We also have many Assistant Chief and Departmental positions open. We especially are looking for:

- Scientists
- Operations
- Medical
- Diplomats
- Security
- Marines



WANT TO JOIN? USE THE CONTACT FORM


"We are seeking bold explorers, curious scientists, brave warriors, and dependable officers for a brand new deep-space mission into unchartered and dangerous territory. The Pandora welcomes all willing and passionate writers to join our growing community and contribute to our unique stories." 

- Captain Temple, Commanding Officer




Latest News Items

» Player Awards

Posted on Mon Oct 8th, 2018 @ 12:50pm by Captain Nycolas Temple in Sim Announcement

Hello folks! I'm very delighted to deliver the results of the Player's survey and the Mission Awards for "Divided We Fall". Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and, more importantly, everyone who contributed to the mission. In my personal opinion, I feel the mission was the most strikingly different and creatively outgoing story I've ever done - while at the same time the Real Universe group absolutely delivered that authentic "Star Trek" feel you want to read. I have conveyed this to my bosses in BF, too.

Don't just take my word for it, here's an example of what you guys said about it:

"I really enjoyed this mission. It challenged me as a player and also to find ways to interact with other players to get them involved. With the crew split, this was great fun."

"The overall mission was excellent, allowing us all to explore a very unique kind of story. It was hilarious and heartbreaking at various intervals, with our characters pushed to their limits and beyond."

"While it was frustrating to be seperated from such a large number of the crew the mission was also awesome and allowed the writers to really stretch their wings."

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Now... On to the awards!

The Funniest Post Award


"Music Lessons" by Tisar Zemel & Ashshy Retol Ayan & Aoife Brennan




The Most "Star Trek" Post Award


"The Impossible Choice"




The Most Dramatic Post Award


"How It All Ends" by Vecon Fick




Overall Best Post of the Mission:


"Madeline" by Lieutenant Kalin 'Shae' Brennan-Griffin PhD & Lieutenant Cailus Griffin




Player of the Mission Award:


"CAILUS GRIFFIN", as played by Suliac.





From the players:
"I've picked Cailus because I thought the posts he was publishing were very powerful and descriptive bringing the reader into the same situation of the character and left wondering what next?"

"Cailus was/is always so stoic. It's good solid writing that even this AU couldn't shake him. He never seemed to lose hope."

"Suliac is a fantastic writer, he'll be my favorite always because he compliments my own writing style quite well."

Congratulations Suliac!

Onwards to our next adventure.


» Pandora wins the Task Force Participation Medal

Posted on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 @ 5:58am by Captain Nycolas Temple in Sim Announcement

Hello fellow Pandorans!

I know it's been a while since I've made an announcement, but we've been very involved in this difficult mission of ours and we're seeing some extraordinary posts as a result. Let's keep up the fantastic efforts and see this mission completed by the end of August.

In further news, our froggy overlord, aka Admiral O'Connell, aka Task Force 72's Commanding Officer, aka Greenfelt, has awarded the USS Pandora with....


The Task Force Participation Medal




"The Task Force Participation Medal is awarded by the Hall of Honor on behalf of a sim’s respective Task Force Commanding or Executive Officer. Sims who receive this ribbon have either completed a mission within the scope of its Task Force’s canon, made contributions to the overall canon of that Task Force, or have otherwise conducted themselves worthy of honor and recognition of the Task Force."

When the Pandora was relaunched back in December 2016, we were the only active ship flying into the Inconnu Expanse. Since that time, we have come to define the region with a deeper insight into the various dangers (dark matter storms and the combusting Indigo Sky), bold and aggressive enemies (Tzenkethi and Ravagers), and new possibilities (like the Mendazians of Salvaxe). Now there are several ships flying into this region and the new Task Force canon of the Alrakis Pact being signed will deliver an exciting future for TF72.

We're receiving this award, I believe, for being pioneers of the Inconnu story and leading the way forward in new ideas and bold direction for Trek writing. It is an incredibly well-deserved award for all the crew of this fabulous ship and I congratulate everyone for receiving it.

But the best news is... We're STILL just getting started.

There's a clear plan for the next few missions and an interesting new storyline that will weave it's way across everything we do. The Pandora promised to trek into the wild and that's exactly what we're going to do.

Congrats everyone, let's keep it up!


» Shae Brennan - TF72's Player of the Month

Posted on Mon Feb 19th, 2018 @ 3:11am by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

It gives me great joy to announce that our amazing Chief Science Officer, Lt. Shae Brennan, aka Monoui, has been awarded Task Force 72's Player of the Month for January 2018.

Monoui has been a veritable writing force of nature for the Pandora; her posts are always realistic, entertaining, and even moving. Her presence on the sim, as a co-writer, a generous player, and (especially for me) a mountain of experienced advice, has been immeasurable - and I feel inadequate in trying to put her contributions to the Pandora into enough words. Shae's personal storylines, with Suliac/Griffin, in particular have been fearless and heart warming. As a previous CO of this very sim, her shoes have been enormous ones to fill, and I want to thank her for not just coming onboard but for making this her home again.

Thank you for everything you have done for the Pandora, for myself, and everyone else on the sim. Thank you being such an integral part of the crew. This award has been a long time coming and I am so grateful to have been able to nominate you and to have this opportunity to show how much I appreciate your presence on the Pandora.

Please, everyone, join me in congratulating Monoui on her well-deserved award.

Also, you can read the announcement here.

CONGRATULATIONS!


» Bravo Fleet's Sim of the Quarter!

Posted on Mon Jan 22nd, 2018 @ 3:13pm by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

Every quarter of the year, the BFA awards one sim out of every ship and starbase in Bravo Fleet as the "Sim of the Quarter".

It is with great pride that I announce that the Pandora has been awarded Bravo Fleet's Sim of the Quarter for the last period of 2017.

This is our second Sim of the Quarter Award, after previously winning for the second period of 2017, as well as our 11th award during our first year since relaunching the Pandora. Included in our recognitions are 5 individual Player awards, 3 Sim of the Month awards, 2 Sim of the Quarter awards, and one Medal of Collaboration.

I have run out of words to say how amazing I think you all are and I can only repeat again and again how truly thankful I am that you have all made the Pandora your home and continue to share your talents with us. Awards are fabulous but what I'm most proud to count here are all the dedicated, inspiring, fun players that make up the Pandora family. I could never have dreamt I'd be so lucky to sim with all of you and I thank you for everything you do for the sim.

This is your award, you have earned it and deserve it in every possible way.

Once again, congratulations to you all for an amazing first year and may we continue to rock long into the future.

You can read the official announcement here.

-AJ


» USS Pandora - TF72's Sim of the Month

Posted on Tue Jan 16th, 2018 @ 3:18pm by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

Well. What can I say? The BFA has award the USS Pandora with Task Force 72's Sim of the Month Award for December.

December was a bumper month for the sim, with plenty of activity and posts galore - including lots of mission action and character story arcs. Originally I believed we had published 54 posts but that's an incorrect statistic that Nova says we did, though it was still a very good month for activity. I know it's a busy and distracting time for many, but I'm so thankful for all the contributions that were made during December and throughout 2017. And that we're still going strong into 2018!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being part of this sim and sharing your amazing talents with us here. This award is a recognition of your hard work and constant participation, as well as your fabulous writing. It's once again a pleasure to be your Captain and I look forward to even more exciting stories in the future.

You can read the official announcement here.

Congratulations everybody!


Latest Mission Posts

» One Jump Ahead

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Sat Nov 17th, 2018 @ 5:52am by Katya & Lieutenant Cailus Griffin & Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri

ON:

Once the small group of Pandora officers had left the meeting room, they were quickly hustled back into a waiting cube by the silver-helmeted Guard. The cube descended further into the station, with an internal narrator giving the guests a summary of each level as they passed. The Market…


» Stairway to Heaven

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 @ 5:20am by Captain Nycolas Temple & Katya & Lieutenant Cailus Griffin & Lieutenant John Sandoval & Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri & Ensign T'Kemi & Ensign Emmanuelle Larose

The Captain's Yacht slowly made her way across the Exclusion Zone surrounding Paradise, the crew inside all consciously aware the Outpost had impeccable security that was watching them intently. The small shuttle was close to reaching the open docking point, but none of them could relax until they had actually…


» Sans Guitar

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 @ 11:06am by Lieutenant Eiri Ashshy Dr. & Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri & 1st Lieutenant Mauricio Arnaldo

ON:

Krysia walked into sickbay smiling as she saw all the medical staff sporting their new blue uniforms that Nyx had provided them with, she had to admit they were comfortable and she liked the shade of blue too. Making her way over to Doctor Ashshy, she nodded politely as…


» Chief Towel Thief

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Tue Nov 13th, 2018 @ 8:29am by Lieutenant JG Natalia Parrino & Lieutenant Cailus Griffin

The ship's gym was, as could be expected, a busy place. With four hundred crew onboard the ship, many of whom were expected to maintain a certain level of physical fitness, there was often at least a couple of people in the gym at all hours of the day, even…


» The Lady of Paradise

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 @ 3:36am by Captain Nycolas Temple & Katya & Commander Owen Nash & Lieutenant Cailus Griffin & Lieutenant Mindo & Lieutenant Katniss Wakefield & Lieutenant James Smith & Lieutenant John Sandoval & Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri & Lieutenant JG Vecon Fick & Lieutenant JG Natalia Parrino

It had taken just under two weeks for the Pandora to cross from the Indigo Sky back towards the centre of the Inconnu Expanse and towards Paradise Outpost. The station itself was not far from the Ferengi border, quite pertinent for a facility designed for trade and enterprise. The trip…


Latest Personal Logs

» The stuff dreams are made of

Posted on Sun Mar 18th, 2018 @ 12:46pm by Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri

OOC; Hope it works this time.

Wow what a change, I meet the man of my dreams and find out by some twist of fate that I appear to be the spitting image of his dead wife! It's strange because I feel as though I've known him my entire life…


» Adjustments

Posted on Wed Feb 28th, 2018 @ 10:33am by Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri

I gave up trying to sleep, my head aches again and it doesn't seem to want to go away for very long these days. Maybe it's the stress of settling into a role of responsibility or whether it's me losing control of my abilities I'm not really sure. There are…


» New assignment

Posted on Tue Feb 13th, 2018 @ 11:48am by Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri

OOC: Hi all just a quick one, jp to follow.

I've received details of my new assignment from Starfleet, I got the ship I requested and will be serving with Owen again only this time it's me who's the Chief of Operations!! I have to admit it's a scary thought…


» The Wolf and the Dog

Posted on Sat Dec 16th, 2017 @ 9:22am by Captain Nycolas Temple

A tale of two stories - an ancient fable and a field report.

[Starfleet Intelligence: Classified Field Report]
[Date: 506329.1, 2383]
[Location: Federation/Cardassian Neutral Zone - Gaspar System]
[Agent Code Name: The Wolf]

The Wolf was hungry after a long winter without feast. He was rag and bone as he…


» Off duty time

Posted on Sat Oct 21st, 2017 @ 8:57pm by Ensign John Logann

Ensign John Loganns quarters
Morning, several days before the main storyline starts
Into the wild
Ensign John Logann



Ensign John Logann took a deep breath as he stepped into his new quarters.

~It's amazing really.~ he thought as he looked around. ~You can step into new quarters on a Miranda-class,…