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 newly built 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 2388. 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 a pathway - either way it is up to us as a crew to make this journey together.

Are Your Brave Enough To Join Us?

We require Chief Officers for the following departments:

Stellar Cartography
Civilian Services

We also require Assistant Chiefs and Department Staff for all Departments, as well as our extensive new Recreation Deck facilities.


"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

» 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!

» Vecon Fick - Task Force 72’s Player of the Month

Posted on Tue Dec 19th, 2017 @ 11:51am by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

To cap off what has been an amazing first year for the new Pandora, I am so pleased to announce that the BFA has awarded Kim, aka Ensign Vecon Fick, as Task Force 72’s Player of the Month.

Both those who have simmed with Kim before, and those of us who have the pleasure for the first time, will know that she is an incredibly gifted writer, a creative force, and a generous player. Not only has she brought the fun and sprightly Fick to our ship, but also the complicated and unique Tisar Zemel, and now Dr Eiri Ashshy. She’s always giving of her time and energy, and continues to be a reliable and active member of the crew. It’s an honour to write with such a talented player and this award is a true recognition of her fantastic contributions to the sim.

Please join me in congratulating Kim on the very well deserved award.

As mentioned above, this has been a stellar first year for the new sim. The Pandora has so far received 9 awards in recognition of our writing; including 4 Player of the Month Awards, and 1 Player of the Quarter Award. Every month it is a genuine struggle to choose just one player to nominate for the award, because you guys do amazing work. However, it is also an incredible actually-fist-pump-in-public delight when the BFA recognises your talents. I’m grateful to have you all on the ship and while awards aren’t necessary for me to say how wonderful I think you are, it’s great to see Bravo Fleet feels the same way.

Onwards to 2018, my friends!

» Happy Birthday Pandora!

Posted on Sat Dec 9th, 2017 @ 7:09am by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

Happy Birthday Pandora!

Just a little over one year ago, the USS Pandora was revived from her sleeping state and a new (also some not so new) crew came together to bring life back to this wonderful Luna Class vessel and to start a new journey into the unknown. In that time, we've had our fair share of dicey moments, took a tumble through the dark matter, met a couple new species, thrown some pants around, seen love blossom between officers, blown up a craft or two, and had far, far too many dinner parties. I have enjoyed every moment of the year that's gone and I hope you have too.

I want to thank each and every one of you for being part of this journey, for joining the sim and writing your beautiful, funny, real, and exciting posts. A sim is nothing without a hard working crew sharing their talents and getting involved in the stories of the ship. I am incredibly lucky to have such a dedicated and amazing crew, who continue to craft enjoyable and interesting new tales for their characters and for the Pandora. And I also want to thank those who have come and gone for their contributions during their time here throughout our first year.

You're an awesome team of writers and I couldn't be happier to be your Captain. Happy Birthday Pandora, and here's to many more to come.

Of course I made a video!

» Owen Nash - TF72's Player of the Month

Posted on Sun Sep 24th, 2017 @ 1:36pm by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

That's right folks, another member of the amazing crew of the USS Pandora has been recognised for the outstanding work that you do. More specifically, it is Phil's - aka Lieutenant Commander Owen Nash's - moment to be celebrated for his consistent contributions, team work, and his progress into a leadership role in recent months.

As mentioned in the "New Changes" announcement, Phil has been a reliable and active member of the crew since our very beginning. He has brought professionalism and seasoned experience to the ship and I was very pleased to have him step up into the Executive Officer position for those reasons. Now, it is a tremendous joy to see that Task Force 72's command team has seen fit to recognise his years of simming and fantastic contributions with this award. To receive this commendation is a marvellous credit to the player, and he joins with the other members of the Pandora crew who have been rightfully awarded.

You can read the announcement here.

A very warm congratulations to our XO Nash and thank you for being part of this crew.


» Sim of the Month & Sim of the Quarter

Posted on Fri Jul 21st, 2017 @ 2:36pm by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

Greetings crew!

I am so thrilled to announce that in the past few days, the USS Pandora has received not one - but two new awards.

First, we received Task Force 72's Sim of the Month Award for June 2017.

Secondly, we have also just been awarded Bravo Fleet's Sim of the Quarter Award for the second quarter of 2017.

In giving the awards, the Pandora was recognised by our peers and Bravo Fleet Admiralty for our work in exploring the Inconnu Expanse, our consistent activity, and fantastic writing.

Now, I wrote a post last week detailing how highly I think of you all, and how bloody lucky I feel to be part of the sim. And it bares repeating again because I will never tire of saying it to you all. You guys 100% deserve it. The energy and quality you constantly bring to this ship has been incredible - and the fact that our peers within Bravo Fleet also recognise your contributions just makes this CO super proud.

I want to also thank Kim for coming onboard with Ensign Fick, and for bringing tremendous energy and enthusiasm for the ship. I can't wait to see what else you'll bring to the Pandora.

Anyway, enough gushing from me. Congratulations everybody. You're all mother-flippin rock stars.


Latest Mission Posts

» Where Words Fail

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Tue Jan 16th, 2018 @ 6:45am by Lieutenant Mera Richmond MD

It was dark in the Counselor's office after hours. The pale glow of the space-view window threw ghostly shadows over a room populated only by medical equipment, and the gentle hum of the environmental regulator cast a deafening silence. This was the case for nearly every evening, but tonight something…

» Welcoming The Aliens In Style

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Mon Jan 15th, 2018 @ 9:56pm by Mujal Junyx & Lieutenant Commander Owen Nash & Lieutenant Kalin 'Shae' Brennan PhD & Lieutenant Katniss Wakefield & Lieutenant Mera Richmond MD & Belaia

Government Spire, Salvaxe

In a large room of the tall spire that housed the government of Sylvaxe, six extraordinarily nervous Mendazians prepared for an event that they knew would be remembered for generations. All six of them, even the old professor, were clad in the official robes of diplomacy: a…

» Gifting [Backpost]

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Thu Jan 11th, 2018 @ 1:27pm by Captain Nycolas Temple & Emilie Temple & Lieutenant Commander Owen Nash & Lieutenant Mindo & Lieutenant Kalin 'Shae' Brennan PhD & Lieutenant Katniss Wakefield & Lieutenant JG Cailus Griffin & Aoife Brennan & Huyo

Katniss felt as though she was walking funny in these heels, she had changed into a beautiful evening dress, let her hair down and even applied some makeup, after what had just happened, this felt right.

She didn't often venture to the recreation deck and she could hear gentle laughter…

» Striking Back

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Mon Jan 8th, 2018 @ 8:59am by Balek The Butcher

“It’s gone.” The young pilot Dekker mumbled into his view screen, well aware that the news would not be taken kindly by his Captain.

The Butcher snored loudly in his throne, his robust frame slouched lazily in his chair as he dreamed of revenge and power.

“What’s gone?” Whispered Silas…

» Gotta Catch Em All

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Mon Jan 8th, 2018 @ 8:57am by Captain Nycolas Temple & Balek The Butcher & Lieutenant Mindo & Lieutenant James Smith & Ensign Vecon Fick & Ensign John Logann & Ensign T'Kemi & Tisar Zemel


The Captain was pacing around the command seats of the Bridge as the Pandora travelled back towards the dark matter nebula. He was anxious, unsure of what to expect when they arrived and whether or not they were about to engage the Ravagers in a fight for the planet…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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,…

» Personal Log 002 - USS Palatine

Posted on Thu Oct 19th, 2017 @ 12:49am by Crewman Kyper T'voren

I've been working in a temporary capacity as a Weapons researcher aboard the USS Palatine. The assignment came down from the Research/Science Departments on board the USS Pandora.

Apparently they had a team dedicated to researching the possibility of a new kind of torpedo. I don't do teams.

I decided…

» Personal Log 001 - USS Palatine

Posted on Tue Oct 17th, 2017 @ 1:18am by Crewman Kyper T'voren

First official day as a Crewman aboard a Starfleet vessel. Can't say I'm too impressed. First off, I was introduced to the research team aboard this ship as a way of familiarizing myself with a typical Starfleet research laboratory and group setting.

Idiots. Most of the 'team' wouldn't know the…

» Contemplating

Posted on Fri Sep 22nd, 2017 @ 3:36am by Lieutenant James Smith

Personal Log-Encrypted Entry

Since coming on board things have been going smoothly. I’ve enjoyed meeting the crew and catching up with Nye and his family. However, their are times that I feel alone, I don’t sleep well. I also have noticed that my nightmares are coming back. The meditation techniques…