Welcome to the USS Victory !

The year is 2391, Starfleet is in the midst of exploring parts of the Gamma Quadrant now that it has been over a decade since the Dominion War ended, the Dominion have retreated back into their own Space and very little has been seen of them since then. Starfleet has continued to explore the vastness of the Gamma Quadrant. The fleet has expanded to meet the scientific and exploratory needs of the Federation and maintain Dialogues with the many Allies it has encountered.

Not all is entirely peaceful. As the fleet expands out, exploring new sectors, a signal is detected, determined to originate from a species that records indicate hasn't been seen for centuries. With Starfleet undeterred in their exploration efforts, time will only tell if a confrontation will occur. The only questions that matter: How? When? Where?

USS Victory has become the latest Sovereign Class Starship to be launched into the Fleet and with news of this signal coming to the surface and scattered reports of unidentified Aliens spotted in the outer Colonies it is time to investigate.

Only the best and brightest can solve this mystery, do you think you have what it takes?

Her Motto? "per aspera ad astra" - Through Difficulties to the Stars.......





Latest News Items

» THe Drake equation explored

Posted on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 @ 9:39am by Commander Bertrand Cuprum in Out of Character

For those of you who were interested in the chance of life according to the Drake equation, here is a little reading on the topic.

The Drake Equation, as it was stated in 1967 goes

R, the average rate of star formations, in our galaxy,
fp, the fraction of formed stars that have planets,
ne for stars that have planets, the average number of planets that can potentially support life,
fl, the fraction of those planets that actually develop life,
fi, the fraction of planets bearing life on which intelligent, civilized life, has developed,
fc, the fraction of these civilizations that have developed communications, i.e., technologies that release detectable signs into space, and
L, the length of time over which such civilizations release detectable signals,

Number = R*fp*ne*fl*fi*fc*L

When we come to look at your sample of 1900 stars it starts out looking REALLY promising.

R = 1900 (for the region we are considering.)
fp = 1 (Current theory is this is almost 1, where every start produces planetary bodies. Lets be generous and agree.)
ne = 0.4 (as of November 2013)
fl = 0.5 (No actual data exists. We have found many earth like planets but there is no way of telling if life has developed there. the only worlds we can study is Earth which has a probability of 1. Mars and Venus, just outside have a probability of 0. So I am going to arbitrarily choose 0.5, though potentially much higher.)
fi = 0.5 (as above, though we don't really have a description of Intelligent yet.)
fc = 0.5 (as above, though probably much lower.)
L = 3 Billion (Originally hypothesized as being 420, based on civilizations like Rome. I am being far more generous)

So our figure comes out to 1900*1*.4*.5*.5*.5*.5*3*10(9) or 142.5 billion. Wait... 142billion life forms on only 1900 planets? Anyone else seeing problems here yet?

SO instead let us REVISE the equation
N being the number of Stars in the region that exist for longer than the 4 Billion years it takes to develop intelligent life. This changes R, but we will expand our area till we have at least 1900 planets available (a much larger area but our values are unchanged).
L to be the Fraction of a planets history in which it can produce signals. Our 3 billion drops to about .4, making our total now 57. We also have to allow for the period of time a civilization can HEAR the signals from another. For us this is less than .0000001, but for a the sake of completeness, lets allow .4, taking our total to 22.8 out of 1900.

This still does not factor in things like distance traveled by the signal.

For some real application:
Let us assume that out there is ET sending a phone number so we can call him direct at the speed of light. Given we have to allow time for the signal and return of any message, no individual would be likely to be able to wait more than 80 years for a reply to anything they sent, even as a very young child. That gives us a maximum range of 40 light years for meaningful communication.

We have been searching for ET signals since the 60s (nearly 8 years now) and have been generating hearable signals since 1900s (close to 120 years). That means it is unlikely there is any life within 0-30 light years of us. There may still be slim hope for a most distant civilization, but given there are only about 1400 star systems inside a 50 ly radius of earth (16 civilizations over the whole area), and we have ruled out the most close systems, our probability drops significantly. at our most generous, the chance of life is less than .007%


» New Player

Posted on Tue Jan 17th, 2017 @ 12:12pm by Captain Elijah Michaels in Sim Announcement

Great news everyone we have a new player joining us on the Victory.

Reade will be playing Lieutenant Jaxar our new Chief of Intelligence.

Please make him feel at home and help him get stuck in right away.

Thanks
The Skipper


» 'Twas a Star Trek Christmas

Posted on Tue Dec 20th, 2016 @ 12:03am by in Out of Character

'Twas the night before Christmas on the Enterprise-D,
On a routine short hop to Starbase 03,
With Data on duty in the command chair,
At Warp 6, the Enterprise soon would be there.

Just for something to do while the other crew slept,
He scanned where historical records were kept --
And with a blink of his eye and a cock of his head,
"Intriguing! Tomorrow is Christmas!" he said.

But no one was stirring, and he sought to find why,
And so he buzzed Geordi, who awoke with a sigh:
"Christmas? It's only an old holiday --
Now just let me get back to sleep, okay?"

"But is to wish Merry Christmas not human to do?"
And so Data wished it -- to the whole ship and crew.
Everyone on the Enterprise awoke from this clatter --
Picard rushed to the bridge to see what was the matter.

"What is the meaning of this noise, Mister Data?"
"Sir, is it not Christmas--?" "We'll discuss it much later!"

Just then Worf said, "Captain -- a Klingon Prey Bird!
Its hull has been damaged -- it's uncloaking, sir."
"On screen," said Picard, as the Klingon ship hailed:
"Federation vessel, our Life Support systems have failed!

A strange ship attacked us, inflicting the worst,
(though naturally, of course, we'd fired on it first)."

The Klingons beamed over, and the senior staff met,
To try and determine the source of the threat.
Said Picard, "Mister Data, an assignment for you:
Give all of these Klingons something to do!
They think it's the Romulans we should look for,
Get them all off the bridge, before there's a war!"

So Data departed, while the rest of the crew
Wondered: Romulans? Ferengi? If not them, then who?

Said Worf, "Sir -- disturbance on Holodeck Three!"
The entire bridge crew ran down there to see.
Roared Picard, "Mister Data, what the devil is this!!"
"Sir, I have taught the Klingons how to celebrate Christmas."

And so there they were -- on holodecks 3, 4 and 5
With synthohol, singing and Rokeg Blood Pie!
Soon the Big E was rocking with holiday cheer
Friend,foe, and family came from both far and near.

The Romulans showed up with some Romulan Ale,
The Ferengi brought goodies for free -- not for sale!
But a strange ship was coming, the captain was told,
With one crew member only, and a huge cargo hold.

Said the Klingons, "It's the strange ship that fought us -- attack!"
Said Picard, "On Christmas? -- Mister Worf, just hold back."
And then as the ship came into view,
Onscreen came its captain -- none other than Q!

He wore a white beard and a suit of deep red...
"Joyeux Noel, mon captain," was what Santa Q said.
"Tell those Klingons next time to not go so berserk.
You need good defense systems in this line of work.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be warping away...
Did you think anyone else could do this job in one day?"

"I'm sensing emotion," said Counselor Troi,
"Peace in the galaxy, Good Will and Joy."
And they stood on the bridge and watched Q take flight,
shouting, "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!"


» USS Victory Facebook page.

Posted on Thu Jun 9th, 2016 @ 11:06pm by in General News

Hello everyone,

Just a little reminder for us that we do have a Facebook page that we can use to advertise on our game on our Timelines (if we use Facebook that is) and also post on ourselves. If you haven't already done so, please visit our page and 'like' please.

Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/startrekvictory/?fref=ts

Thanks,

Drew.


» Happy Birthday Victory!!

Posted on Sat Apr 9th, 2016 @ 9:55am by Captain Elijah Michaels in Sim Announcement

Hey all,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Victory is now one year old (give or take a few days).

This wouldn't have happened without all of you and your commitment to writing with us on the Victory.

So Happy Birthday/Anniversary to the USS Victory

Thanks

The Skipper


Latest Mission Posts

» Dual wielding

Mission: Of Machines and Men
Posted on Wed Jan 31st, 2018 @ 12:43am by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Commander Cor Cordale & Lieutenant Commander Alec Wescott & Lieutenant Hel Samedi & Lieutenant Simon Stevens & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri

The arena was clear and the attention of the away team turned back to the ringmaster.

"Now, I believe that you two were next," he indicated to Wescott and Stevens, "But these ladies asked for advancement so..."

There was a red flash and both of Val were gone before anyone…


» Random encounter (Backpost)

Mission: Of Machines and Men
Posted on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 @ 2:57pm by Lieutenant Simon Stevens & Lieutenant Hel Samedi

Hel was lost in thought, while driving her hoverchair. As such the pale - near white - engineering officer didn't really look where she was going as she rounded the corner, driving straight into~

Having left the Captain Simon had been made the assistant chief of Ops and was on…


» New assignments (Back post)

Mission: Of Machines and Men
Posted on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 @ 2:55pm by Lieutenant Simon Stevens & Commander Bertrand Cuprum

Simon had recently transferred from the USS Galileo to that of the USS Victory. Now, here he was heading towards the Victory's docking port. Why he had been sent here, his former Captain hadn't mentioned to him, but he had said that it was an advancement opportunity that he could…


» Selection

Mission: Of Machines and Men
Posted on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 @ 2:31am by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Commander Cor Cordale & Lieutenant Hel Samedi & Lieutenant Jaton Alyl & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri & Lieutenant JG Scotty Kayne & Gunnery Sergeant Val Seran

The team collected in a smaller auditorium on the far side of the turnstiles. The ringmaster turned tot hem as the last came through.

"The teams have been selected. The contest continues. The first challengers will be taken to be prepared for contest."

There was a red flash and Jaton…


» Explorers

Mission: Of Machines and Men
Posted on Mon Jan 22nd, 2018 @ 1:49am by Commander Bertrand Cuprum & Captain Elijah Michaels & Commander Cor Cordale & Lieutenant Commander Ziyal Tajor & Lieutenant Commander Alec Wescott & Lieutenant Hel Samedi & Lieutenant Jaton Alyl & Lieutenant Sara'draphia T'eseri & Lieutenant Odelle Lin & Lieutenant JG Scotty Kayne & Ensign Courtney Baxter

It had been well over a few weeks since Victory and Starfleet had gone up against the Jennarri Fleet. Things had returned to relative normality in Federation Space, though all ships were to remain vigilant.

For Victory this meant that she was back into the abyss of space. The Beta…


Latest Personal Logs

» For the Bailey family. (backpost before taking up present post)

Posted on Mon Sep 18th, 2017 @ 10:19pm by Ensign Todd Bailey

Todd sat in his quarters, staring at the computer terminal. His breathing was slightly fast and with an unsteady hand he swept his hair back as he said "Computer, open personal log and record in the event of..." and he stopped talking, feeling the enormity of what came next "...in…


» Chief Intelligence Officer's Log

Posted on Tue Jun 27th, 2017 @ 2:01am by Lieutenant Alexander Vickers

Chief Intelligence Officer's Log:

I am logging this as the Victory is barreling towards a rendezvous with the Dalacari and Ts'usugi in order to mediate a dispute. Apparently, a disagreement concerning the possible development and use of an Artificial Intelligence has the two in a quarrel. The use of such…


» Captains Personal Log - Presidium

Posted on Fri May 19th, 2017 @ 3:02pm by Captain Elijah Michaels

Personal Log - Captain Elijah Michaels, USS Victory

It's fair to say that this mission to Niron 5 and the Presidium Shipyards has not gone as we had hoped for. The Station is in complete disarray following the accident in her Engineering Section. Debris is slowly entering the atmosphere and…


» Cause and effect.

Posted on Sun Apr 30th, 2017 @ 12:10pm by

Memories and recollections can be both sweet and sour, causing you to have the extreme feelings of being either totally elated or wishing the universe would end right now so you no longer carry the pain. Over the last few weeks, that's come more and more into focus in my…


» Chief Operations log the Night Shift.

Posted on Wed Aug 24th, 2016 @ 6:19am by Lieutenant Mickey McClane

Captain's log, Supplemental.

This is Lieutenant Mickey McClane, recording under my personal log. Heh, i always wanted to say that. I have taken charge of the night shift on the return trip back to federation space. Stress levels are going haywire, and i had to stop Bertrand from making a…