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!

» A Logical Assumption

Posted on 12 Apr 2021 @ 4:08pm by Lieutenant T’Mari Rael & Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale

Camila sat in her office going through more personnel files when she came across yet another Counselor who would be joining the Black Hawk-A and as soon as she saw the woman was a Betazoid/Vulcan hybrid, she winched. Would it be another V'tosh ka'tur nut job or someone equally off…

» Ready at last

Posted on 08 Apr 2021 @ 11:50pm by Lieutenant T’Mari Rael & Captain Harvey Geisler

T’Mari straightened her uniform one last time, she felt inordinately guilty for having arrived aboard her new ship before its departure, only to have been struck down with severe morning sickness. She’d spent the last 21 days laid up in her quarters resting, now she was finally past the 12…

» Base Camp

Posted on 08 Apr 2021 @ 11:44pm by Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Story Teller

The Type-8 shuttle Visitor softly landed on the planet's surface. The rear hatch opened, allowing a full security detail to depart, along with another drone pilot and several cases of drones. The lead officer, an Ensign, spotted Commander Di Pasquale, and approached her.

"Commander," she said. "Security detachment reporting as…

» Late Physical

Posted on 07 Apr 2021 @ 8:22pm by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Jennin Rhula

Having finished with his phaser recertification, there was only one place left to go. Harvey never dreaded sickbay, especially since he had spent many years of his life practicing medicine and researching different diseases, but it was never the same entering the medical complex as a patient. With his command…

» Phaser Drills

Posted on 06 Apr 2021 @ 11:45pm by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant JG Angelica Fairchild

Harvey sat alone in his office, sitting behind his desk with a lukewarm cup of Wilkins coffee. In front of him, his holographic display was filled with a sector map, along with various icons indicating Starfleet deployments, along with sensor data from other ships. Harvey had spent the last few…

» Major Milestone!

Posted on 10 Apr 2021 @ 1:56pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in General News

Hello everyone!

I was checking a few things out on the backend, and I made a discovery! It turns out, the post "Late Physical" was this sim's 1,500th post! Our posts are tracked by item published, not the writers involved in them, which makes this feat even more incredible.

1,500 posts in less than 8 years. This truly is incredible! There is a lot more fantastic writing going on behind the scenes, and I am loving how this mission is starting to come alive.

Thank you all for over 1,500 fantastic posts, and here's to 1,500 more!

» A new shrink? It's only logical...

Posted on 02 Apr 2021 @ 2:21pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in General News

Please welcome our newest Counselor, Lieutenant T'Mari Rael!

» A High Honor!

Posted on 22 Mar 2021 @ 3:33pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in General News

Happy Monday, everyone!

As some of you are aware, we have entered the Tournament of Simulations the past four years. The winners were just announced, and I'm happy to report that the USS Black Hawk was listed among the winners!

Tournament of Simulations 2020: Star Trek Gameplay

The full announcement, along with the list of the remaining winners, can be found HERE.

» Maintenance Complete

Posted on 17 Mar 2021 @ 2:04am by Captain Harvey Geisler in Website Update

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the USS Black Hawk!

Thank you for your patience as we performed some not needed, but very nice under-the-hood changes. Let's take a look at some of our cool toys...

First, Mission Posts now have a Summary feature. You can add a summary to any post you write that can quickly describe the actions taken within the post. This can be really helpful for some of our really long epics to summarize the actions we've taken. Feel free to add this to any of the current posts in progress!

Second, it's high time we standardized time. Some of you may be familiar with this feature already, but this one has some added perks. While I currently have it selected for "Day and Time", I can change it to either Stardate, or I can change it to Date and Time (where you can actually enter a calendar date). I have it defaulted to Day and Time for now, but we can always change it later. I've already updated ALL Extinction Mission posts with this new system.

Third, we have a new Wiki Parser! This means you can now add wiki links with absolute ease to your posts if you want. All you have to do is get the name of your wiki article, such as "Probes" and follow this format (remove all of the spaces)

[ wiki | Probes ]

I'll place an example in the OOC Chat for reference with other particulars.

Fourth, I made some slight styling changes on the admin panel, and I'm working on adding support for bulleted lists.

But, as mentioned earlier, we're back up and running. Enjoy!

- Captain Geisler

» 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!