Welcome to the USS Arcadia NCC-89015!

The USS Arcadia is an award-winning RPG simulation, a proud member of Task Force 47 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.

Our current mission is Episode 4 "Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way." If you prefer reading the episode's posts in the order in which they are meant to be read, please check out the suggested reading order in our Mission Library under Starfleet Database.

Also check out the other parts of the site. If you like want you see, come and join our adventure! If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to get in touch with us!

Captain Oliver A. Lee
Commanding Officer

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?




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

» Memorial Day

Posted on Tue May 29th, 2018 @ 6:08am by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

Today is Memorial Day here in the States. As we put aside whatever differences we have in life and commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country, I'd also like to thank everyone, including those here on the Arcadia crew, who have served in uniform. You will always have our gratitude.

Roger

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


» Doctor in the House!

Posted on Tue May 29th, 2018 @ 5:18am by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

Please join me and welcome to the Arcadia the latest member of our crew, John, who will play Lieutenant Commander Nealas Yvex, the new chief medical officer!

To maintain established continuity, Nealas will come aboard the Arcadia via the Kyushu. As with Hans and K'vagh, Nealas is member of the Kyushu crew, their CMO as a matter of fact. We'll enlist her help with finding a cure for the Founder that the Themyscira crew was experimenting on, a story thread that was dropped when our previous CMO left. She will officially become the Arcadia's CMO. That's in story, and for all other intents and purposes Neleas is the official CMO.

So drop by the sickbay and say hi to the good doctor! =D


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


» New Crew and New Updates

Posted on Sat Mar 31st, 2018 @ 11:45pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

First of all, please join me and welcome aboard the latest member of our crew, Brandon, who will be writing Lieutenant JG Jace Crystan, our resident archeologist. Let's get the digging started! =D

The long promised - my bad! - award system is finally here! There will be two types of awards: out-of-character and in-character. You can find the lists of awards, eligibility requirements and criteria in this Google document (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14Uh4NYPRl1GFt-ytG6kJfRJQCdYK0tS51Rj-eMwD0o4/edit?usp=drivesdk). For the IC awards I also listed the corresponding awards in the US Navy. If you see anything amiss, please let me know.

I didn't want us to be bogged down by an overly extensive and complicated award system - after all getting awards is not the principal reason why any of us joined the Arcadia - so OOC awards are for now limited to eight, half of which are awarded automatically upon criteria fulfillment, e.g. the service citations. Three are chosen by the CO and one is nominated by the crew. For these there won't be a fixed monthly or quarterly schedule when they are handed out, so if you feel anyone deserves to be commended for any reason, just PM me with the nomination. (the service citations will be handed out retroactively for anyone who has met the time served criteria.)

As for the IC awards, these will be based solely on a character's background bio and in-story actions/events. When I get a chance I'll go over every character's bio again and see if any awards are merited. Also feel free to send suggestions my way. IC awards are entirely for immersion purposes and are not mandatory. If you do want a ribbon or two for your characters, please be realistic and make sure they meet the eligibility requirement. A 25 year old Lieutenant junior grade, for instance, is not gonna be eligible for the Dominion War Service Medal. Please also keep in mind that as with character creations, super hero syndrome is highly discouraged. In other words, no character is gonna have three Medals of Honor, five Star Crosses, eight Distinguished Service Medals, and a shuttle load of other ribbons and medals under their belt.

Last, but not the least, we are now officially on Wattpad! (https://www.wattpad.com/user/USSArcadia). For those of you who are not familiar with Wattpad - I just found out about it from a friend myself a few weeks ago - it's a site where writers post their stories and . . . well, that's pretty much it actually. lol As some of you know, I have always wanted to turn our mission posts into a more e-book like format and share it with anyone who might be interested in reading, which was one reason why I started doing the whole suggested reading order thing, and I think Wattpad might just be the perfect place to do it. They even let you upload your own customized book covers!

I have started posting chapters of our first book on Wattpad with the title Star Trek Arcadia: A Future That Was. It's essentially the story in our Episode 3 - The Future That Was, with rearrangement of some plot elements as well as elimination of plot threads that were started, but were never completed for one reason or another. For Episode 4, our current mission, I did a series of flashback posts that condensed and retold the story contained in Episode 3 so that no one has to go back and read all the posts in the previous mission. The chapters of the book are more or less the same as those flashback posts. There are, however, some important additions that either fill in plot holes or add more to character development. The already posted chapter 2 and the upcoming chapters 11,17, and 18 are good examples of these new additions (well, new as in they weren't included in the flashback posts). So take a look when you get a chance. Also, follow and like if you can since that would help us raise our visibility on Wattpad and hopefully gain more readers and maybe even a new recruit or two. I'll also do some advertising for our Wattpad page when I get a chance.

Well, that's it for this update. I'll see everyone in the writing room!

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


» What's New

Posted on Fri Mar 9th, 2018 @ 9:27am by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

I would like to apologize for my absence in the last few days. I have been dealing with some recurring health issues. I'll be back to writing this weekend. I'll send you guys a proposal for our award system then as well.

To those who joined us later, I have been struggling with health issues for as far back as I can remember. They are mostly manageable, and I do my best to give everyone a headsup when I need to take a break to take care of them, but sometimes things get worse without much of a warning, and I apologize in advance. Please know that I really appreciate your patience and support.

Best,

Roger

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


» Return from LOA

Posted on Sat Feb 17th, 2018 @ 12:07am by Captain Oliver Lee PhD in General News

Just want to let everyone know that I came back from LOA last night, but since it was really late at night, I didn't do any writing. I'll get back to all the JPs later today. Thank you for your patience.

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


Latest Mission Posts

» Trill Retrieval Service

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Thu Jun 28th, 2018 @ 7:10pm by Captain Oliver Lee PhD & Lieutenant Commander Nealas Yvex M.D.


[ON]

::Escape Pod C-42::

Nealas had calmed down a bit since fixing her arm, there was no longer an urge to sing or turn the pod around to scour through what remained for the Kyushu. She said patiently in the middle seat of the pod, biding her time for the…


» Coding, Bananas, Mothers, And the Unsaid

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Wed Jun 13th, 2018 @ 8:59pm by Lieutenant Alkan Malaya PhD


ON

What was Malaya going to do with a literal bunch of bananas?

The diminutive Bajoran engineer was hoodwinked by a fresh produce vendor. Two shops down of the Big Belly Burger, to be exact. The shop was called Pynox's Produce and owned by a Bolian with the skills to…


» In Space, no one can hear you Sing

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Tue May 29th, 2018 @ 9:00pm by Lieutenant Commander Nealas Yvex M.D.

[Previously in Forced Hands]

"This is the XO. All hands: abandon ship. Repeat: all hands abandon ship!" He called into the ether, the slight echo of his voice among the decks greeting his ears. He hoped that more living crew than dead ones heard that voice, and the alarm that…


» New Partners

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Tue May 29th, 2018 @ 4:59am by Lieutenant Terri Lee & Lieutenant JG Alenis Laren & Lieutenant Alkan Malaya PhD


::Big Belly Burger, Deck 3::

Lansen's lips twitched and his brows tightened. He looked down at the chronometer, and his heart pounded ever faster. At this rate, he would be parting ways with his precious ring in about . . . eight seconds. Looking back up, he grimaced as the…


» Chain of Command

Mission: Episode 4 - Truth, Justice, and the Federation Way
Posted on Tue May 29th, 2018 @ 4:37am by Captain Oliver Lee PhD & Lieutenant K'vagh


::Tactical Operations Center, Deck 34::

Kadir walked inside the office suite and headed for the CTO's office. It should be his. In fact, it was his for a few hours until they picked up K'Vagh and the rest of the Kyushu's surviving crew. And now that Klingon was sitting in…


Latest Personal Logs

» My Next Assignment

Posted on Thu Dec 28th, 2017 @ 9:30am by Lieutenant Alkan Malaya PhD

Begin Log.

I am aboard the Kyushu now, though I dislike the starship. Smaller than Arcadia, it depends on personal interaction for optimal efficiency. I wave when I am woven to a lot on this ship - I am not comfortable with waving but people do this a lot to…


» Lieutenant Alden Reade Stardate 71742.995 (9-29-17)

Posted on Fri Sep 29th, 2017 @ 11:32am by Lieutenant Alden Reade

[ON]

Lieutenant Alden Reade sat in the lounge chair in a bar on Starbase 401. He was awaiting transit to the Arcadia and it wasn’t scheduled for many days.

From what he was told the ship was fairly new and shiney. His office and quarters would be slightly bigger than…


» Processing

Posted on Thu May 25th, 2017 @ 5:51am 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 @ 7:46pm 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 @ 8:36pm 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…