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 Recreation Officer
- Chief Research Officer
- Chief Communications Officer
- Assistant Chief Security Officer
- Assistant Chief Operations Officer
- Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer
- Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer

We also have many departmental positions open. We especially are looking for:

- Scientists
- Operations
- Medical
- Diplomats
- Security
- Helm
- Starfighter Pilots



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

» The Pandora Receives High Recognition

Posted on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 @ 5:37pm by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

Greetings everyone!

I come today with two bits of very exciting news.



The first, which isn't quite new news to be honest but still wonderful nonetheless. Our gracious Task Force Commanding Officer has awarded the Pandora with the Task Force Participation Medal, due to our contributions to the Inconnu Expanse theatre of operations, and our long-running exploration of the region. This is our second Medal of this title, after previously being awarded in August 2018.

To quote Admiral O'Connell:

"The USS Pandora, one of 72’s longest-standing sims, is our trailblazer in the Inconnu Expanse. Though many ships have entered, none have explored as much as this Luna-class vessel, from settling a border dispute between the Talarians and Tzenkethi, introducing the Ravagers, and now exploring the alien Paradise Outpost."

I am so proud of this sim for the creative energy and strong storytelling that we produce week after week, and you are all so deserving of this recognition from our Task Force leaders. This mission idea that we're running right now, I know, is very different and unique in online RPGs so I am especially grateful that you're all contributing and following this wild ride. I couldn't be prouder to be your CO and all I can say is just keep doing the amazing work that you folks do.

Congratulations!



SECOND news is also super amazing. The Pandora has been selected to join the ranks of Bravo Fleet's Notable Sims status. Essentially, this recognition is for long-running sims who have made significant contributions to Bravo Fleet or their Task Force canon. Of the thousands of sims that have ever started in Bravo Fleet's history, only 75 of them have ever achieved this status. It means we belong to an elite group of simulations who are etched in the history books of this Fleet for the remainder of time, and that our work has been recognised with the highest honour.

The USS Pandora is now immortalised in Bravo Fleet canon. You can view our Notable Sims page here for a history of our missions, background of the ship, previously received awards, and a section listing our long-serving crew members too. The page is still a slight work in progress, as there's a bit more updating to do.

Once again, my deepest congratulations and thanks to you all. It is the players who make this sim what it is, it is the players who keep it going and invest their time and energy into making it work, it is the players who deserve the recognition. Pat yourselves on the back for helping to elevate the Pandora to this status and let's look forward to our continuing journey. We may be a Notable Sim already, but we've got so many more stories to tell.

CONGRATULATIONS PANDORA


» Mindo - TF72's Player of the Month!

Posted on Wed Mar 20th, 2019 @ 4:22am by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

Greetings all!

This has been a long time coming and I'm so thrilled our Mindo has finally received the recognition he deserves. CF brought Lieutenant Mindo over from another sim almost 2 years ago and has since been a major part of the Pandora family. As a player he is a joy to write with; you can tell how much he cares about his characters and about producing works that are detailed, realistic, and made of genuine story content. Mindo himself is a totally different person to anyone I've written with before and that's saying something in a RPG community of this size and calibre.

I always look forward to reading the next adventures of Mindo, and even still with the sense that there's more to learn and love about this person. CF is careful, thoughtful, and passionate about his posts and his contributions to the sim have ranged from beautifully nuanced to outright hilarious at times. I couldn't imagine the Pandora without Mindo and this sim without CF, and I'm so grateful he's part of our team.


Every one please join me in congratulating CF and his Lieutenant Mindo in receiving Task Force 72's Player of the Month Award!






You can read the official announcement here.


» A Belated Happy Birthday

Posted on Sun Dec 23rd, 2018 @ 1:17pm by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PANDORA!



At the start of December, the USS Pandora celebrated her 2nd Birthday! I'm sorry that real life has prevented me from making an announcement and celebrating this milestone until now, but as they say - better late than never.

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as your Captain these past two years. I never imagined when I first decided to relaunch the Pandora that we would still be going two years later, with a full and creative crew, and writing such wonderful posts. We've had many laughs over the years and I want to thank each and every one of you for joining the sim, sticking around, and making it your own. The Pandora would be nothing without all of you fabulous writers coming here to share your adventures and I'm so grateful for your presence.

As we embark on another year of simming, with a new mission underway, let us continue to do what has made the Pandora such a successful and highly awarded, simulation for Bravo Fleet. That means YOU the players, will continue to be the directors, the actors, and the audience of our missions. You will continue to be encouraged to write as much as you want, as often as you'd like. You will continue to be encouraged to explore your characters, dig deep into your well of ideas, and never hold back from telling the kind of stories that YOU want to write and read.

This sim has always belonged to you and the best way that we can celebrate our two years (and counting) of existence is to just keep having fun and keep making posts.

However... it is with not as much pride that I present to you, the Pandora's Second Birthday video. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but it turned out to be kind of terrible. So then I decided to fully embrace the terrible and make it as awful as I could. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Please do not watch it with your volume turned up, or in public.

Happy Birthday :D


» Pandora Wins TF72's Sim of the Month

Posted on Sun Nov 25th, 2018 @ 7:21am by Captain Nycolas Temple in General News

Congratulations everyone, the Bravo Fleet Admiralty has once again seen fit to recognise the USS Pandora with the Sim of the Month Award for October 2018. This comes after what was undoubtedly our most ambitious mission idea so far and a period of incredible writing from everyone onboard. This award is a recognition of everyone's wonderful contributions and our work as a team to produce high quality simming.

To quote the BFA:
"One of 72’s oldest sims has set an incredible standard for the Task Force. Its players are all excellent writers, and it matters not if you’re a veteran or a new player to the sim. Each person contributes and has a chance to participate in epic stories."

You Can Read the Announcement Here

Once again I thank you all for choosing to sim on the Pandora and for bringing this eclectic bunch of characters to life. Thank you for indulging my sometimes odd ideas and for getting involved with the mission concepts, while also exploring your individual journeys as complex, interesting, and compelling Starfleet officers. This sim would be nothing without your hard work and consistent participation. I am so proud that we have remained one of the top sims in the Task Force, and indeed Bravo Fleet, and I couldn't ask for a better crew.

Let's keep up the great work as we move into "Death in Paradise" and get back to doing what we do best.


» 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.


Latest Mission Posts

» Part Two: Confirmation

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 @ 6:55am by Lieutenant JG Vecon Fick & Ashshy Retol Ayan

----next day----

Fick slid into the seat across from Ayan with a plate of food that was still moving. "Heya!" He grinned. "So you're Bajoran," Fick said casually, as if it wasn’t obvious by Ayan’s nose ridges or his visible earring, marking him as a follower of the Bajoran Prophets.…


» Part One: Identification

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 @ 6:52am by Lieutenant Eiri Ashshy Dr. & Lieutenant JG Vecon Fick & Ashshy Retol Ayan

Ayan brought Eiri a glass of wine and sat down at the small table. "Mmm, so, how was your day?" he asked the newly appointed medical doctor, taking a sip of his own wine before picking up silverware.

"It was... interesting,” Eiri replied. He also picked up his silverware and…


» Mere Mortals

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 @ 5:41am by Captain Nycolas Temple & Katya & Lieutenant Cailus Griffin & Lieutenant Krysia Kaleri & Lieutenant Alexandra Alves M.D.

ON:

Upon the discovery of another body on Paradise - this time belonging to a Starfleet Officer - Chief Katya had moved quickly to cover up the incident. She didn't want another murder tainting the reputation of her station, nor the possibility that someone had been responsible for a Federation…


» Checking Out of the Drunk Tank

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 @ 5:40am by Ensign Dorian Rochester & Commander Owen Nash & Lieutenant Cailus Griffin

It had been a few hours since the call had been made that all Starfleet crewmembers should return to the ship. As always happened when stopping at port after a long mission, various people had taken the opportunity to let their hair down and cut loose, often dramatically, resulting in…


» Unresolved

Mission: Death in Paradise
Posted on Thu Apr 4th, 2019 @ 7:29pm by Lieutenant John Sandoval & Lieutenant JG Aeryn Jameson PhD

ON:

John sat at the table in his room, in his robe, freshly showered, eating some toast with peanut butter, laughing at the story Aeryn had just told him. “You sure had some good times before coming to Pandora!” he said. “What ship was that on?”

Aeryn grinned. “That was…


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,…