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!

» One Hell of a Day

Posted on 24 Mar 2023 @ 9:14pm by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler

The doors parted, allowing Harvey to enter the Geisler cabin. Immediately, he noticed how silent it was. No dogs. No twins. No Eden, and most certainly, no Joey. Unlike most nights, Harvey hadn't checked in with Joey to see what time she would have been getting off duty. The mission…

» A Most Unusual Meeting

Posted on 24 Mar 2023 @ 12:26am by Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Senior Chief Petty Officer Layashka & Ensign Shay Mitchell

Camilia looked at the new transfer to the Black Hawk's Security department and then at the service record. Not only was the new personnel Ferengi, but a Senior Chief Petty Officer and seemed to bounce between Operations and Security, albeit in the Armory. The Security Chief read on, taking note…

» Cross Checking

Posted on 23 Mar 2023 @ 2:09am by Lieutenant Commander Theodore Marsh III & Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale

After the Black Hawk went to warp at a crawl with the convoy alongside them, the Chief of Security headed over to Commander Marsh. She didn't know much about him, but she wasn't here to learn about him at the moment; that would come in time.

"Thank you for your…

» The Ferengi Chief

Posted on 27 Feb 2023 @ 2:03am by Senior Chief Petty Officer Layashka & Captain Harvey Geisler

Warp streaks passed by the ready room’s window as Harvey led the new Senior Chief inside. Harvey could only assume that the merchant convoy was not far behind them, especially since he could not see a single one of the other vessels from beyond the clear pane. He had planned…

» The Marsh Land

Posted on 27 Jan 2023 @ 9:12pm by Commander John Reynolds & Lieutenant Commander Theodore Marsh III

John decided that his best bet would be to get the initial meetings with the Department Heads out of the way before the ship left dock. With the Security Chief meeting under his belt, his next scheduled stop was the Chief Operations Officer. Going to their respective departments might be…

» Tagging Requirements

Posted on 20 Mar 2023 @ 3:29am by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hello all,

As previously mentioned, new Posting and Tagging Requirements are now being introduced for the sim. They are:

Posting Frequency: One post per month

Tagging Frequency: Minimum once per week

Per the posted rules and regs, all players will be notified of all posting requirement changes before they take effect. Therefore, these rules shall go into effect Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Anyone wishing to discuss these changes can do so in #players-lounge on Discord before the date above.

These changes, along with all rules, can be found HERE.


Le Frog

» Gameplay Resuming

Posted on 19 Mar 2023 @ 10:44pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hi all,

This week, I will finally be able to start hitting tags again. It might take me a couple days to catch up, but you can count on it!

Also coming this week... tagging requirements.

Thank you to those who have been tagging when you have been able to in this last month. The Command team is aware that there are a couple players who haven't written at all since the Black Hawk initiated its soft reboot, and there are other players who've been MIA for a while. We'll be addressing that in the coming days so that we can keep the sim moving.

I'm also working on contingency plans so that I'm not the reason the game can stall out. More news on that to come...

~Le Frog

» Delay of Game

Posted on 10 Mar 2023 @ 4:41pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hello all,

Please do not let the email title startle you. I'm 2 weeks into my new job, and my oh my... It's insanely busy. I'm doing my best right now, and I can't make promises about when I can tag again. Until I can settle into a rhythm, tagging requirements are still suspended. All that I ask is that everyone tag when they can.

I still check messages regularly on Discord, especially on Thursday when Picard drops. I look forward to the end of the season and integrating a few of the developments in over here. Should be interesting!

Hope you all are doing well.

~Le Frog

» Update Failed

Posted on 23 Feb 2023 @ 10:48pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Website Update

Due to reasons beyond my control, the update to 2.7.4 has failed. I have restored the site to the condition it was in prior to the update. Gameplay may resume.

» Quick Update

Posted on 19 Feb 2023 @ 2:12pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Out of Character

Hi everyone. I’ll be cross posting this update across Black Hawk and Gamma Command, so for those on both sims, you’ll get this twice. Sorry about that.

As many of you are aware, I’ve been searching for a new job for several months. That search came to an end on Friday. I’m extremely excited to leave retail behind and jump into a new industry. I start in a week, and I will be spending this week doing something I haven’t been able to do in months… RELAX!

That, and take care of some personal affairs.

The sim isn’t going on hiatus, and you all know it’s been kinda intermittent at this point. I will go quiet for a little while after this next week as I settle into a new routine. Once that’s done, we’re going to really get going. Tagging requirements will be enforced after that date, which will be announced in a couple weeks. In the meantime, I ask that you continue to tag as you’re able and let’s keep the sim moving as best we can. I’ve got fun things in store for you all, and I can’t wait to do that.

Thank you all for your patience!