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 Akira-Class USS Black Hawk-B 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!

» Meet and Greet

Posted on 07 Dec 2022 @ 3:34am by Ensign Ronin Tetnel & Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler

At Oh Seven Hundred Hours exactly, Ensign Ronin Tetnel brushed his dirty blond hair back and stepped into the Intelligence offices of the newly christened USS Black Hawk-B. He had read the brief of the ship when he had been given the assignment after his Senior Cruise and shakedown, but…

» Once More Unto The Breach...

Posted on 04 Dec 2022 @ 11:42pm by Commander John Reynolds & Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Lieutenant Zayna Ryler & Lieutenant T’Mari Rael & Lieutenant JG Kemm

In an atypical move, Captain Harvey Geisler was the first to arrive in the conference room located just off the main bridge. He’d just completed a briefing with Admiral O’Connell, a briefing that left him nearly as agitated as when he’d been informed of the decommissioning. Orders had officially been…

» New face, in a new place

Posted on 22 Nov 2022 @ 6:32pm by Lieutenant T’Mari Rael & Captain Harvey Geisler

As the familiar feel of the transporter effect dissipated T’Mari stepped down off the transporter PADD.

“Thank you Chief” she smiled warmly at the Transporter Chief before heading straight for the bridge of the Akira class. This was the first Akira class she’d ever served aboard, it was certainly going…

» Consistent Uncertainties

Posted on 15 Nov 2022 @ 9:01pm by Lieutenant JG Ian Beckett & Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale

Ian couldn’t believe it. A brand new class of ship, the second to bear the name Black Hawk, and it had already been decommissioned. Somebody somewhere had epically failed at their job...or so he thought. He now sat in the lounge of a third iteration of the Black Hawk, wondering.…

» Old Souls

Posted on 15 Nov 2022 @ 8:56pm by Commander John Reynolds & Captain Harvey Geisler

John had to meet with the Captain of this new-old ship before he could start moving his things into his quarters. Lots of questions as to why he was occupying the Executive Officer’s room would be easier answered if he actually were the XO. Besides, there were authorizations and things…

» Gameplay Resumes!

Posted on 11 Oct 2022 @ 12:51pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in General News

With that, the Black Hawk is once again open for business! Posting may now resume with the following requirements:

* Tag at least once per week
* Publish at least one post per month

Tagging requirements will be evaluated as the sim begins to move forward. If you have any questions, hit me up!

» Status Update

Posted on 22 Sep 2022 @ 10:26pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hello everyone,

A few decisions have been made about the sim. This public update shall serve as a summary of those updates:

-- New Class: Akria (Refit) -- specs coming soon...
-- Registry: NCC-63554-B
-- IC "Launch" Date: May 21, 2390 -- 6 weeks after the "end" of the last mission

-- Chief Engineering Officer
-- Chief Medical Officer
-- Squadron Commander
-- Chief Flight Control Officer
-- Civilian Affairs Liasion

-- Relaunch Date: Approx. October 7, 2022
-- Initial Mission: "Rebuilding" for Character Development, new mission to follow after

More details will follow soon, but I wanted to at least get this information out there. The site's skin will receive an update in the coming days, and the information here and on the wiki will get a clean up. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on Discord or in PM here on the site.

Thanks all!

» What's Next?

Posted on 28 Jun 2022 @ 3:03am by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hi everyone,

It's been a couple months since the survey, and I'm sure everyone is wondering what is up. Those of you on Discord already have an idea, but I wanted to share here that my current focus is on resuming Gamma Command first. This is largely because the nature of the GC sim doesn't have as much history as the Black Hawk, and it's easier to slide back into writing.

Does that mean I'm done with Black Hawk? No. It just means that BH will take more of my resources to relaunch. I still haven't settled with what to do about the ship itself, or whether or not I will officially replace my CO character. Too many variables in my personal life.

For now, I'm focusing on GC while still trying to fix a few things in my personal life. There are 9 players on Black Hawk, and 7 of them are on GC. Should Milo and T'Mari wish to join us there with new characters, they are welcome to do so. But for now, BH will remain in limbo until such time is presented to me.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to shoot me a email, or catch me over on Discord. Thanks all.

-Le Frog

» Standing Down

Posted on 06 Sep 2021 @ 8:24pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hi everyone.

It’s barely been 24 hours, but I have bad news. I have decided to close the Black Hawk. Things went from bad to worse last night.

I will stepping away from simming altogether. I may eventually return, but for now, it’s time to do this. This is not how I wanted it to end, but here we are. Thank you all for many great years of writing. I really enjoyed our time.

I’ll leave the site up for a few weeks to let you all get what you want, and then I’ll be shutting it all down.

Sim long and prosper all.


» Gamma Command

Posted on 24 Jul 2021 @ 1:53pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in General News

Hello all,

I've hinted this on several occasions, many times privately, but today I'm excited to announce a sister sim to the USS Black Hawk... Gamma Command!

Its pacing and structure is different than the Black Hawk. Departments will be mainly independent, and will have occasional interaction. The story possibilities are virtually endless. Here's a little more about the sim itself:

The current sim year is 2390 (matching that of the USS Black Hawk) and while construction on Gamma Command continues, operations within the base have commenced. In addition to regular base operations, Gamma Command:

  1. is responsible for the security of the Ha'dara system

  2. holds the HQ for admiralty operations

  3. features a full repair and service yard and docking system, capable of supporting up to 16 ships

  4. houses Search and Rescue, Scientific and Technical Assessment Teams, a full Starfighter Wing

  5. ...and more!

Our unique premise allows for an open-world environment! Once on board, you're welcome to casually stroll throughout the starbase, or even lead an entire department on your own. You're also free to link up with existing players and collaborate on the various storylines that are developing. You can read more about our world and how it operates here.

Now that the site is public and you all are likely browsing it, you may notice a couple familiar faces on the roster. The first being Zachary O'Connell. He was my first character, and I got to revive him a bit in a former fleet. I'm excited to be playing him again full time! You'll also notice that the Starfighter Wing will be commanded by our very own... Commander Terry Walsh? That's right. Walsh will be transferring to Gamma Command following this mission. The player will be replacing his XO position here with a new character at that time.

Gamma Command is also not tethered to any fleet. 100% independent. Its canon will be meshed with the Black Hawk. While each sim can impact the other, they are still largely independent from each other, especially since we explore different parts of the Gamma Quadrant.

It's an exciting time, and I definitely look forward to diving more into Gamma Command. The Black Hawk isn't going anywhere. In fact, I hope she's got at least eight years left in her. Thank you all for listening, and happy simming!