The Golden Stars lurked in the shadows. The Consortium destroyed from within. The Dolmoqour used the best parts of yourself to betray your kin.

For the last two years, the crew of the Century-Class USS Black Hawk have been forced through the tumbler where rocks become precious gems. This ship and crew now are among the best and the brightest in the Gamma Quadrant. Some have started families, others have found love, and others find solace in the bottom of a bottle.

The USS Black Hawk is now returning to the unknown, no longer on missions to dig and investigate deep, dark secrets, but to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little do any of them know that what they will soon encounter will be their greatest test of all!

Are you among the brave, bold, and curious in the Federation? Do you want to be a part of a decorated sim that has received multiple accolades from the simming community at large, including being recognized as a 2018 Squiddie recipient? Then the Black Hawk is for you!

» Family Vacation

Posted on 06 Mar 2021 @ 1:32pm by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Eden Corwin

Joey stood next to the couch going over a mental checklist of things that needed to be packed. She, Harvey, the twins, Eden and dogs were taking a short vacation away from the ship, and despite not knowing where they were going exactly, she found she didn't care where they…

» We've Got Rust

Posted on 06 Mar 2021 @ 12:20pm by Lieutenant Zayna Ryler & Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Arjin Djinx & Lieutenant JG Kemm

Figuring sooner was better than later, Zayna had asked to meet up with Djinx about what she and Kemm had discovered. She would have loved to sit and study it, but this could spell bigger problems for the ship and the crew if there was more going on than met…

» Charting Our Way...

Posted on 28 Feb 2021 @ 3:13pm by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant JG Charles McCullen

Harvey sat behind his desk, taking a close look at the sector star charts. Task Group Belvedere had been assigned to patrol multiple sectors scarcely visited by Federation starships. Aside from Gavara and Starbase Unity, Harvey was unfamiliar with most of these systems. The starcharts seemed both incomplete and outdated,…

» Breakfast Meeting

Posted on 27 Feb 2021 @ 1:41pm by Lieutenant Commander Arjin Djinx & Captain Harvey Geisler

The Black Hawk was now a mere five days into its mission with nothing to show for its standing orders. Harvey knew that, if nothing else, the ship's sensors were getting a workout. The Captain had also developed a few concerns about his Chief Science Officer, Lieutenant Commander Djinx. Since…

» Checking In

Posted on 24 Feb 2021 @ 1:37am by Ensign Aurilia Moretti & Lieutenant Commander Gemma Alexander

After her chat with the Captain Gemma decided to continue with checking in with everyone member of the flight deck one person at a time, everything looked status quo at the moment so it was a good time. She wanted to make sure all was well and that sort of…

» Make Us Go!

Posted on 07 Mar 2021 @ 1:04pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Arrivals

Please welcome our new Chief Engineer, Lieutenant Parker Voss!

» New Player!

Posted on 18 Feb 2021 @ 10:47pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Arrivals

Please welcome our first-ever Civilian Affairs Director, Harvey McCloud!

» January Update

Posted on 20 Jan 2021 @ 4:47pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hello everyone!

Welcome to 2021! (I say this only because this is my first actual news update since November last year.) There are a couple things I need to share with everyone.

1. Awards
This is something I've been terrible at dealing with in the last couple of years. Walsh and I are currently working on updating these site-wide, especially our length-of-service and mission completion awards. But there are a couple things we need from you.

First, we need your nominations! From now until January 31st, please submit your fellow players for any of the crew awards that we have available. To do this, go to Control Panel > User Subpanel > Award Nominations.

Second, if you have an idea for a new award, reach out to Walsh or myself and we'll take a look at it.

2. Posting Requirements
Per our rules, all players are required to publish a post every two weeks, and respond to any tags within 72 hours. In 2020, this was relaxed quite a bit, but we are now moving back into more solid requirements. Beginning today, these requirements are back in force.

If you cannot meet these requirements, please contact myself or Walsh immediately so that we can evaluate possible options, including alternate arrangements.

These requirements exist not because we're trying to maintain certain numbers. Many of us are here because we want to play and write excellent stories. We often get discouraged because someone takes too long to tag, and those actions can drag the stories down and sometimes even force us to take unnatural left turns in developing those stories. The command team has more than a dozen stories we'd like to go through, but that list is only going to grow the more we stall.

If you're having trouble writing, please consider visiting our wiki to review the 50 Mission Post ideas, or even consider creating an NPC in another department.

3. Let's Have Fun
I know I had to go for the hard stuff there, but let's definitely remember that this is a game. When we all work together, fun and creativity are allowed to flourish. Let's enjoy each other, our collaboration, and tell some amazing stories!


greenfelt / HG

» Anniversary & Current Status

Posted on 29 Nov 2020 @ 4:34pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Mission Update

On December 7, 2020, the Black Hawk will turn the wonderful age of 7! This achievement is fantastic only for the dedication and commitment you all have shared for this fine game.

2020 has been a challenging year for us all, and the Black Hawk is no exception. We may be a far cry from our usual writing output, but I'm happy to say that our quality has not suffered. I do want to take a couple minutes and provide an update.

First, concerning our current mission, Ghosts, the final 2 JPs are in progress, and both are focusing on the troublesome HASA. This matter will be resolved in December so we can close this mission before the new year.

Second, we will undergo a short period of repair at Gamma Command, which is orbiting New Bajor in the Gamma Quadrant. I will be getting information for this online on the wiki very very soon. As such, I am opening Mission 20.5 "Interlude" right now on the site. Between now and January 1st, feel free to write for your character(s) enjoying the landscape provided by Gamma Command and/or New Bajor. We won't be here long, maybe a couple weeks in-character, but it'll be enough for your character to stretch legs and de-stress.

Third, we will be launching our next mission, Extinction, promptly on January 1, 2021. This way, we can kick off the new year fresh and ready to go.

Thank you all again for your stalwart dedication. It's because of you that the Black Hawk has endured through the best and worst of times!

-Captain Geisler

» More Fixers For The Furnace!

Posted on 29 Oct 2020 @ 9:08pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Arrivals

Please welcome our newest Engineering Officer, Ensign K'riss!