Ghosts



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!





» Our Continuing Malfunctions...

Posted on 13 Sep 2020 @ 9:38pm by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Arjin Djinx & Lieutenant JG Charles McCullen & Lieutenant JG Damian Akorem & Lieutenant JG Angelica Fairchild & Ensign Kelly Khan

Captain Geisler was reluctant to take his seat in the center of Auxiliary Control. Just being in the room brought back memories of his first command, and the downward spiral the ship had suffered in the events that surrounded it. The only thing that had pleased him about the alternate…


» Equipment Failures

Posted on 04 Sep 2020 @ 2:07pm by Lieutenant JG Kemm & Ensign Alora Nasek & Chief Petty Officer Tarsa Rogers

Infected gelpacks. Computer oddities. Malfunctioning replicators. A frozen bridge. The Kelpian Lieutenant Kemm was about to swear that the ship was falling apart. What was worse was that he had yet to find a connecting line between all of the issues.

And what was more concerning was that the frequency…


» Analyzing the Web

Posted on 04 Sep 2020 @ 12:12am by Ensign Denyse Alessandro & Story Teller

Ensign Denyse Alessandro walked into Science Lab Four where the unusual creatures dubbed Spidermunks by the crew of the Black Hawk A and went to where the creatures had been kept secluded from the other live specimens. She saw that two seemed to be a mated pair and their containment…


» Eyes-On

Posted on 31 Aug 2020 @ 6:23pm by Lieutenant Commander Arjin Djinx & Lieutenant Jennin Rhula & Lieutenant JG Charles McCullen & Chief Warrant Officer Roosje De Vries

Charlie came to a halt at the hatch of the Zambezi, having just completed a walk-around and a visual inspection. There wasn't much to see, the runabout gave no visual indication of her status and he knew that De Vries had already completed the pre-flight checks, but some traditions could…


» A Change of Pace

Posted on 22 Aug 2020 @ 4:40pm by Lieutenant JG Angelica Fairchild & Captain Harvey Geisler

She'd done this before. It was just another ship. So why, then, did Angel feel so much trepidation about meeting her new commanding officer? Oh, right. The last one had been a right bastard. He'd definitely left a bad taste in her mouth, so to speak.

So, naturally, Angel had…


» Migration Complete

Posted on 12 Sep 2020 @ 12:57pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Website Update

We have moved! You can now find us at https://blackhawk.anurasims.com.

Please update your bookmarks. I have set up redirects to help you move to the new site as well. Enjoy!


» Migration Update

Posted on 11 Sep 2020 @ 3:29pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Website Update

Hello everyone,

As a reminder, we are in the middle of a migration. The wiki (database) has already been moved. Our main site will be moved this weekend, likely on a Saturday morning. I will provide notice on Discord when I do, and the site will be locked in the interim.

The site will be backed up today. Please do not upload anything further to the site. You are free to continue tagging until the site is locked as the database is independent of the site. I'll keep you all posted on Discord once the journey begins.

Wish me luck!


» Upcoming Migration

Posted on 05 Sep 2020 @ 2:26pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Website Update

When I started up the Black Hawk about 6 years ago, I could not have imagined the wondrous journey that would follow. Not only have we been through 20 missions together and two fleets, we have gone from extraordinary situations from a hosting standpoint as well.

We started with free, as do most. Then, when we implemented mediawiki, I had to start paying to cover the utilized bandwidth. It started as an account upgrade, and then to a full-blown domain.

What I did not anticipate at the time was that my simming "career" would take on other interests as well. I've managed a TOS Movie Era sim (USS Delphinus) and now a DSC/TOS alternate universe era sim (USS Lexington) all while starting to entertain the idea of a Starbase sim set aboard Gamma Command with Admiral O'Connell in the Gamma Quadrant.

To avoid large hosting bills each month, I've kept my resources consolidated with the Black Hawk. My wallet enjoys this, but my vanity doesn't. It's a bit unfair to the Lexington to have lexington.ussblackhawk.com as its domain. Therefore, I have begun some changes to the infrastructure.

The first step was to purchase a new domain, which is anurasims.com. Anura is the "order" for amphibians, specially frogs. Kinda fitting for a guy whose avatar is Kermit.

The next step will be to migrate all of my sims, including the Black Hawk, over to this domain. The downside to this is that we will no longer be using ussblackhawk.com. I will set up redirects when the time comes and we'll have a period of time when the site won't be accessible while the transition is underway.

I do not have a time scheduled for this transition, but I will be doing it during the month of September. I will provide ample notice when when the site will be down. Once complete, all you'll notice is that we just have a new web address. Everything else will play out as normal.

Thank you for your patience during this transition, and most importantly, thank you so much for all of your wonderful support. The Black Hawk is an incredible place thanks to players like you!

~Andrew / HG


» Gold Shirt Ahoy!

Posted on 11 Aug 2020 @ 2:13am by Captain Harvey Geisler in Arrivals

Please welcome Lieutenant Fairchild, our new Assistant Chief Security Officer. Watch out for heartless holograms!


» Fresh Coat of Paint!

Posted on 19 Jul 2020 @ 1:46pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Website Update

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I hope you all are having a good weekend. I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that I have uploaded a new skin to our site and changed the default view for all logged-out users. If you have not set your individual preferences, then you should see this change as well.

In addition, I've also updated our ranks to feature the new look as featured in Star Trek Picard. These pips also now match the uniforms we wear.

To change your preferences, once logged in, select the "Settings / Dashboard" icon (Gear) in the uppermost menu, select "Edit Site Preferences." When the page loads, set you main and admin sites to "Black Hawk 2020." Click "Update" and then click on any new page to see the changes.

Enjoy! And let me know if you find any weird bugs!

-greenfelt