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

» 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.


» 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.


Latest Mission Posts

» Hakuna Matata

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Sat Feb 17th, 2018 @ 8:11am by Emilie Temple & Ignatius


Emilie Temple was sitting on the very of edge of the couch as she could feel the various shudders of the Pandora. As per regulations, she had closed the blinds across the quarter's bay windows but not seeing what was happening only made her more nervous. She hoped the…

» On the way

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Fri Feb 16th, 2018 @ 11:26am by Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri

Having boarded the Palatine Krysia made her way to the guest quarters she’d been assigned, crew didn’t usually get to use the guest quarters but as she was only transferring she’d been lucky enough to be given a guest room. Locating her room she walked inside and put her bag…

» USS Pandora (NCC-80114) Vs The Carnage: Part One

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Tue Feb 13th, 2018 @ 3:47am by Captain Nycolas Temple & Balek The Butcher & Lieutenant Mindo & Lieutenant JG Cailus Griffin & Ensign Vecon Fick & Chief Petty Officer James Frost & Tisar Zemel

It was finally time. As the turbolift doors opened onto the Bridge, Lieutenant Cailus Griffin strode out, taking everything in at a glance. Looking at the ensign on Tactical, he asked, "Time until weapons range?"

"Five minutes, sir," the Bajoran man reported crisply. "The enemy ship has charged weapons."


» Objects in Space

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Mon Feb 5th, 2018 @ 4:22am by Lieutenant Kalin 'Shae' Brennan PhD


Many Officers took for granted just how much space was out there, or just how dangerous it was. But floating through space as Shae was now, she could truly appreciate the depth and beauty of the inky black that surrounded her. And looking back at the Pandora as it…

» The Meat of Diplomacy

Mission: Into The Wild
Posted on Sun Feb 4th, 2018 @ 6:45pm by Mujal Junyx & Lieutenant Commander Owen Nash & Lieutenant Kalin 'Shae' Brennan PhD & Lieutenant Katniss Wakefield & Lieutenant Mera Richmond MD & Belaia

Within a few minutes, after some more polite introductions, the Mendazians and the Starfleeters moved inside. The lounge area, much like everything else they’d seen so far, looked extraordinary. The cyan-coloured walls were faintly curved rather than purely straight, giving the room a warm, organic feeling, with what appeared to…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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,…

» 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…