Welcome to the USS Arcadia NCC-89015!

The USS Arcadia is an award-winning RPG simulation, a proud member of Task Force 21 in the Obsidian Fleet. Here at the Arcadia we don’t just write; we tell stories. As such, we value character development and interaction just as much as we do story progression. Our players are encouraged to develop their own side plots that would shed more light on the history, inner thoughts, and personal growth of their characters. And we do everything we can to help you integrate your own stories into the main story line.

Look around. If you like want you see, come and join our next adventure! If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to get in touch with us using the "contact" link from the menu to the right!

Captain Oliver A. Lee
Commanding Officer, USS Arcadia

Obsidian Fleet, Task Force 47 "The Avengers"



Current Mission




Truth vs Lies. Justice vs Vengeance. Federation vs . . . Federation?

The Arcadia rescues the USS Themyscira and her crew, refugees from a dystopian future, where the once proud Federation had succumbed to fourteen years of devastating war. Captain Nami Ishikawa, commanding officer of the Themyscira and a woman whose past is inseparably intertwined with Oliver's future, details the dark days that are to befall the Federation, but there is something even darker that she hides. Will the crew of the Arcadia find out her true mission before it is too late? Is there a price too high for justice? Is there a price too high for saving the Federation?




Bronze Unit of Merit Award, February 2017

Bronze Unit of Merit Award, October 2015

Bronze Unit of Merit Award, August 2015

Gold Unit of Merit Award, April 2015

Silver Unit of Merit Award, October 2014

Bronze Unit of Merit Award, June 2014




Latest News Items

» Remembrance

Posted on Mon Sep 11th, 2017 @ 9:40pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

Sixteen years have flown by since that fateful September morning when two towers fell and a nation rose up in unity. Please never forget those we lost. Please remember the unity that binds us as a nation. To those who have served and continue to serve their country, thank you. And to those affected by the hurricanes, stay safe.

Captain Oliver A. Lee
Commanding Officer
USS Arcadia NCC-89015


» New and Returning Players!

Posted on Sat Aug 26th, 2017 @ 5:31pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

I'm trilled to welcome Adam and Marcus to the Arcadia! Adam will write our new CMO Lieutenant Alanis Javi, and Marcus, who played the chief helmsman on the Bunker Hill will resume his old position on the Arcadia. Let's get those JP started! =D

Captain Oliver A. Lee
Commanding Officer
USS Arcadia NCC-89015


» Return from LOA

Posted on Sun Aug 20th, 2017 @ 8:42pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

As of now I'm officially back from LOA. I had planned to be back yesterday, so sorry for the delay. I'll get back to the various JPs and get the story moving again. So stay tuned! =)

Captain Oliver A. Lee
Commanding Officer
USS Arcadia NCC-89015


» LOA and New OF Site

Posted on Thu Aug 3rd, 2017 @ 11:31pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

First of all, I'd like to apologize for my effective AWOL in the last few weeks. I have been dealing with several health issues, which had taken up most of my attention and energy. As of now, I'll place myself on a two-week LOA (8/3-8/19). I will try to catch up with the posts if I can during my LOA, though it mostly likely won't be frequent. Hopefully when I come back on Saturday 8/19, I will be able to again give the sim the attention it deserves. Until then, Ryan, our XO, will be the acting CO. Counting myself, we now have three LOAs at the moment, so please bear with us, and I appreciate your patience.

On a different note, as some of you might have already learned, OF is transitioning to a new website and a new fleet management system. So that I don't miss anything, I'll just copy and paste below the email I received from JFC:


Dear All,

Last night we held the first annual birthday celebration for Obsidian Fleet, celebrating its 16th birthday and announcing some amazing things. I would like to summarise the event for those of us who were not able to join in the festivities;

--Most importantly a new logo (above) and website were announced. Going forward, this is what we will use as we transition data and features; http://obsidianfleet.tech/

--With the new site and new brand, we launched some simple rules and guidelines; please ensure that you familiarise yourself with them here; http://obsidianfleet.tech/obsidian-fleet-branding/

--The Task Force Executive Officer role was announced with the first people to fill those positions, let’s congratulate Commodore Lancaster and Commodore Eriksen!

--Fleet Services announced that three new Community Engagement Champions had been selected, in Discord, you will know them as Grengol CO of the SS Mary Rose, Bagheera and not only to be an engagement Champion, Commodore Eriksen was selected as the Assistant Services Director!

--A new, easier, CO Reporting tool was announced, all Commanding Officer reports are to be filled in using this new form. Once signed up to the site and CO permissions granted, you will find the link on your relevant Task Force page.

--Innovation & Development announced a new class to join our fleet, the Vesta. One ship per task force has been agreed so far, so keep an eye out for them!

--Golden PADD winners were announced, SubjectHazard’s entry of “From the Cradle” was our winner, and you can read more here.

--Three unique, Out of Character, awards were created for Obsidian Day, and it is a pleasure to announce the winners (using their Discord Names);
----Obsidian Social Vanguard: ShatnersHair
----Obsidian Personality of the Year: Bagheera
----Obsidian Volunteer of the Year: Berel Joon

--Obsidian Fleet announced that there would be a team that would be looking to overhaul the Fleet’s rules and policies, if you are interested or want to know more, please go here.

Important

Yahoo will be closing as of 4th August 2017, and we require all Commanding Officers to have signed up to the new site, request their access be changed by their TFCO or the JFC and then request access to the dedicated Commanding Officer area. IFS2’s CO area will replace Yahoo for all CO communications and engagement, if there are any issues please raise a support ticket.

As we transition from our old site to our new, part of our improvement programme is to open up communications from all levels, and our Fleet Improvement Programme form is an essential aspect of this. You can use this form to report issues you see with policy, rules, players or even to suggest ideas and changes. Each entry is submitted directly to the Fleet Owner, often called Data Controller, and their duty is to report their findings to the Fleet Council and make recommendations based on data. Sometimes the data will be used to track trends in activity or concerns, or (what I call ‘no brainers’) the idea is that are great will be recommended for immediate consideration or deployment to the Fleet. Rest assured, your identity remains with the Fleet Owner, and if there are any questions they will contact you directly and never share your identifying information with the Council.

As you will have seen our new website is a lot more efficient than our last, however, it is still a work in progress. If there are any bugs or issues, then please report them using the Obsidian Fleet Help Request form.

Please convey these messages along to your crews, encourage them to sign up to the new site as this will make it easier for you when the Fleet Management System update is released shortly in IFS2.3 = IFS Harriman (Add characters, sims, manifests, etc)

I would like to thank all of the Fleet Council for being in attendance last night, some made great efforts to be there (one is on holiday, and one was even at work!), and this meant a lot to me and the community. Commanding Officers, without you and your players, this community would not be as amazing as it is. Keep up your excellent work and keep an eye out for more announcements in the near future!

Questions or comments? Reply on the new site!

Regards,

---

Myrkul Sharr
Joint Fleet Command
Obsidian Fleet


Well, there you have it. =)

Best,

Roger

Captain Oliver A. Lee
Commanding Officer
USS Arcadia NCC-89015


» Happy Independence!

Posted on Wed Jul 5th, 2017 @ 9:22pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

A belated Happy July 4th to everyone in the States! Independence and freedom are precious things, so a big thank you to those who have served to protect them. Unfortunately I had to stay in bed and missed all the fire works, but I hope everyone else enjoyed the holiday! =)

Captain Oliver A. Lee
Commanding Officer
USS Arcadia NCC-89015


Latest Mission Posts

» You Are My World - Part 1 "Lost"

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Wed Sep 20th, 2017 @ 11:44pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD & Captain Korra Ymir & Lieutenant Ryley Kincaid M.D.


[Previously in Looking For Answers - Part 2 "Motivation"]

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"I get you want answers," said Ryley, "but the very reason you want answers is the same reason you shouldn't get involved. I don't understand why you insist on withholding information and taking this on…


» Defiance

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Sun Sep 10th, 2017 @ 7:17pm by Lieutenant Kevan Dash & Captain Korra Ymir


[Previously in A Question of Fate]

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"Korra?" The word escaped from Kevan's lips before the penny dropped. He sat upright, blinking. "Her mother is Kor...Captain Ymir?" he exclaimed a little louder than intended. A number of thoughts ran through his head at the same…


» The Astounding Adventures of Terri Cornelia Lee - Part 15 "Mourning" (Flashback)

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Sun Sep 10th, 2017 @ 2:22pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD & Lieutenant Terri Lee & Lieutenant Commander Johannes Adlerstein


[Previously in Future Past - Part 5 "Loyalty"]

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Terri was beyond herself with disbelief. How could Adlerstein, how could anyone, possibly justify what Bolanus had done to the Federation, to her family? Much less with a ruling from a court packed with Bolanus’ cronies?!…


» The Klingons Are Revolting! - Part 2 "Brawl"

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Wed Sep 6th, 2017 @ 9:46pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD & Ensign Navaar & USS Arcadia NCC-89015 & Lieutenant Kevan Dash & 1st Lieutenant Sean Riley & Corporal George Charles


[Previously in The Klingons Are Revolting! - Part 1 "Lockdown"]

. . . . . .

Oliver was going over the requisition request for the mobile Academy he had just received from Admiral Farley when alarm sounded on the spacious bridge. Setting the PADD down on the desk, he made…


» Black Market Story

Mission: Character Background Stories
Posted on Sat Aug 26th, 2017 @ 5:33pm by Lieutenant Chrysanthe Capulet

The Black market. Every ship had one. A market where people could buy stuff without it costing more than it should. The Eisenhower C 's was not what Chrys would call a great example of one.

It was rather pathetic and it had taken her 2 hours to find the…


Latest Personal Logs

» Processing

Posted on Thu May 25th, 2017 @ 12:51am by Lieutenant Georges Ejim-Long

Where to begin? This has been quite the assignment; far and away more intense than any training sim or task on my previous postings. It's insane to think that we have run into a ship from the future and fought Klingon ships to a standstill.

I just hope the captain…


» Chief Counselor's Log #1 - So Far, So Good

Posted on Sun Jan 29th, 2017 @ 1:46pm by Lieutenant Ryley Kincaid M.D.

I made it to the Arcadia and I have been officially installed as the ship's Chief Counselor. I'm also pleased to report my quarters were adapted to my specifications by the time I arrived and there is plenty of room for my personal assistant, which is a load off my…


» Personal log: Ejim-Long

Posted on Tue Jan 10th, 2017 @ 2:36pm by Lieutenant Georges Ejim-Long

I've arrived on the Arcadia and been welcomed by several members of the crew. Lieutenant Commander Slvar sent out a general welcome to the crew when I and a new Chief Medical Officer came aboard. I have been given a small amount of time to get my bearings and settle…