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Welcome to Starbase Versailles

Here on Starbase Versailles we serve a number of purposes. Versailles sits at a pivotol point within the Beta Quadrant - at the nexus or near nexus of the three major powers: the Federation, the Romulan Empire and the Klingon Empire. As such, the station is a hub of activity both politically and economically. Additionally, the federation border defense network is housed out of Versailles and with forces stretched thin after recent conflicts, the border defense network has been reinforced with crew from the Imperial Xeno Legion and is comprised of individuals from major and minor worlds of all 4 quadrants. Versailles is also responsible for oversight of the Federation colony on YaDalla - a planet that has seen its fair share of strife.

Latest News Items

» Logging Guidelines for The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Posted on Sat Dec 22nd, 2018 @ 7:16pm by Brigadier General Jonathan Grey in Out of Character

Hey All!

Refugees, spies, and Klingons, oh my!

Here are some key facts going forwards, that people can feel free to use in any of their logs, without restriction.

1) There are Romulan Mimic Agents aboard the station. There could be 1 or 100, we don't know. Only the Klingons can identify them, through a DNA test, and a full body scan during a blade-runner-esque style interrogation.
- Feel free to create Klingon NPCs and identify agents at your leisure.
- Also feel free to *trigger* agents at leisure, causing them to assassinate people or sabotage stuff.
- Also also, false accusations will start to fly as word leaks out. Fun fun fun. :)

2) There are thousands of refugees aboard. Some have integrated into the station's population, but most still live in the secured Shanty Town. Feel free to log about aid agencies, the brown-outs and rationing caused by their drain on resources, and the perpetual hate crimes and theft between the refugees and wider population.

3) The Klingons are aboard station in numbers, and they have full access. Some will be reasonable, sober, and intelligent. Many won't be. Feel free to start arguments, pick fights, and generally have fun.

Ping me with any questions. :)

Happy holidays all!


» Plot Tips and Logging Guidance

Posted on Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 @ 4:42pm by Brigadier General Jonathan Grey in Sim Announcement

Hi All,

As you may have noticed, the planet of YaDalla is now gone. The thousands of refugees on Versailles won't be leaving any time soon, and many more are still incoming.

This has the following ramifications, which people should feel free to use in their logs:

- The station is very crowded, despite most of the YaDallans being restricted to the packed-out "Shanty Town".

- The Shanty Town is full of desperate sorts. Expect thievery, assaults, and many wounded people.

- YaDallan gangs are now on the station. They are preying on the weak in the Shanty Town, and their actions need to be curtailed.

- Some Versailles folks look down on the refugees. Expect hate crimes, intolerance, and slurs.

- The pressure on life support has caused power and food rationing, to ensure we still have power for defences if the still-warring Romulans and Klingons drop by, or even pirates. This means the locals have even more reason to hate the YaDallans, and there may be brown outs too.

- Live bands and aid organisations are on the station in force, to help the refugees. Feel free to help them out, or discover nefarious motives behind their "charity". People smuggling maybe.

- Three large ships, including the Timmis, are inbound with a massive bunch of refugees. Feel free to ping your pals on the Timmis for a JL when they arrive.

Lastly, do note that this a new plot line will arrive within the next week or two, once people have had a chance to breathe. It has been planned, and should be a great deal of fun. :)

Until then, roll out the futon ma; we've got a lot of guests.

Best Regards

Brigadier General Jonathan Grey
Commanding Officer
Starbase Versailles
(Discord: Sails)

» Versailles Sim Report: Jan-Apr 2018

Posted on Mon Apr 30th, 2018 @ 5:39pm by Sails-at-Dawn Mr in Sim Announcement

=^= Versailles Sim Report: Jan-Apr 2018 =^=

-- Contents --
1) Message from the General
2) Logging Summary
3) Roster Updates
4) Log Counts

1. Message from the General

Hey All,

Welcome to the first Sim Report we've had on Versailles in a while. Things were a little slow around Xmas, but you can see our log count has picked up since then, and I wanted to celebrate by showing people just how much great work has come out of this station since new years.

Since sim reports in the past have often seemed somewhat bloated to me, I've reduced the contents to the bits that people have seemed the most interested in in the past (including myself). If anyone doesn't see a bit that they liked, or thinks a part could be safely dropped, feel free to drop me a line.

These Sim Reports will now be going out once every three months, or thereabouts. Keep an eye open for next one some time in July. I may even put the next one at the end of June, so we can settle into a neat 3, 6, 9, 12 schedule. That way you guys also get a midwinter Sim Report, which is an added Xmas bonus. :)

Lastly, I should probably also mention that 5th Fleet has introduced a logging minimum. From now on you should expect command teams to produce a minimum of one log a week, so no change from me (*grins*). From the members, I ask that you churn out at least one log a month. This includes JLs. People who go a month without a log will be advised that we have noticed, and after two months we will be discussing the matter in council.

If you feel unable to log with that level of reliable frequency, either in the long or short term, please contact me or Amanda Bleetman (Puppy) and we will work with you to figure out a plan that works for everyone. We don't want to be in a position where people simply vanish off the face of the earth without telling anyone.

But we have some good news mixed in with all this doom and gloom. The next plot has begun, we can all say hello to two old friends (Nixon and Aza) who have returned and contributed logs and new characters to our merry little melange, and plans are already afoot to spread word of our merry band far and wide. Woohoo!

And with that, I bid you adieu.

Log well and be merry.

Best Regards

Brigadier General Jonathon Grey
Commanding Officer

2. Logging Summary

The subtle forces of Omega wreathed the four quadrants in terror and uncertainty as they plied their trade; destabilising the major players by striking at trade routes and messing with smaller civilisations. By leaving no trace, fear turned to blame, and the major players were drawn to the brink of conflict.

The efforts of Omega eventually culminated in the detonation of a Chroniton Bomb; causing the very fabric of time to warp and disintegrate. Admiral Cerywyn, along with her Time Ship and the majority of the IXL fleet, sacrificed the last 14 months in order to stop the destruction; replacing all trace and memory of her for the last 14 months on Versailles.

In the amended present, the crew now recalls Commodore Kraat'Loss taking over from Cerywyn 14 months ago, before retiring last week. As for Omega, they were assumed destroyed in 2399, and never resurfaced.

The amended present is no bed of roses, however. Disaster has struck YaDalla, and earthquakes are causing devastation on a global scale! StarFleet has been called to reinforce the overwhelmed emergency services, but things are already spiralling out of control!

Can our intrepid heroes show up in time to save the day?

3. Roster Updates

---- New Characters ----
Brigadier General Jonathan Grey
Captain Amanda Bleetman MD
Rear Admiral Thomas McDuffy

---- Retired Characters ----
Admiral Cerywyn
1st Lieutenant Merlar R'heil

4. Log Counts

Position: Name: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

---- Command Team ----
CO: Brigadier General Jonathan Grey: 4, 3, 2, 6
XO: Captain Amanda Bleetman MD -, -, -, -

---- Strategic Operations ----
CSOO: Captain Karl Williams: 0, 0, 1, 0

---- Security ----
CSEC: Commander Karli Cain: 0, 0, 0, 0
ASEC: Lieutenant Felix Preston: 0, 2, 1, 1

---- Tactical ----
CTAC: Commander Ariennye T'Khev: 1, 1, 2, 0

---- Operations ----
COO: Commander Rebecca Dawes: 1, 1, 2, 2

---- Science ----
CSO: Commander Thera Ra'even-Syral'LetH: 0, 0, 0, 0
ASO: Lieutenant Commander Johnathon Barbacane II Esq.: 0, 0, 0, 0

---- Marines ----
Marine: 1st Lieutenant Merlar R'heil: 2, 1, -, -

---- Civilians ----
The Memory Den Proprietor: Chadmilla -,-,-,1
Handyman: Sails-at-Dawn: 2, 2, 1, -
Businessman: Jakob Dean: 0, 0, 1, 0

---- Fleet Operations ----
5th Fleet CO: Rear Admiral Thomas McDuffy: -, -, -, 1

---- USS Job ----
CO: Lieutenant Colonel Kate Nixon: -, -, -, 1

---- Observers ----
Retied: Admiral Cerywyn: 0, 4, 3, 1
Ambiguous: Captain Hailey Konuha: 0, 2, 3, 0

---- Totals ----
January: 10
February: 16
March: 16
April: 13
Overall: 55

Note: All NPCs and secondary characters have had their logs added to the number for their owner's primary character.

Also, dashes mean the character did not exist until their first log, so they get auto-excusal for the previous months, as well as a medal for respecting the principles of linear time.

=^= End of Sim Report =^=

» New Plot Has Begun!

Posted on Fri Apr 27th, 2018 @ 9:57pm by Sails-at-Dawn Mr in Sim Announcement

Hi All!

As you may have guessed from the title, the new plot is officially underway.

The "Shake the roof" log will give you a feel for YaDalla, along with descriptions of some landmarks you can use and a vague description of the regions to get you started.

The "Announcements" log contains some department-specific stuff you can use if you want, though ultimately I want this plot to be as open as it can possibly be. I don't want anyone feeling they have to wait for anyone else before they feel they can log.

This planet has everything, including (but not limited to) deserts, treehouses, skyscrapers, high tech, low tech, swampy marshlands, mining companies, looters, rapists, murderers, injured people, dead people, panicked people, hero people (medical, security, have-a-go, etc), soulless corporate types, mercenaries hired by rich annoying people, and thousands upon thousands of people desperately fleeing for their lives.

Oh, and don't forget the underwater bases, plural. We've got Kamino down there, people!

Other than the two NPCs I named (the Governor and her aide), go nuts. I'm on Discord every day if you want to run stuff past me or Puppy (XO).

I hope people enjoyed the plot logs, cause now it's your turn. :)

Have fun!

Best Regards

Grey (Discord Sails, FB John Terary)

P.S. If anyone particularly sciency wants to be the one to discover why the earthquakes are happening, let me know and I'll send you the details. Even once fixed, there will still be devastation and aftershocks, so don't worry about spoiling the fun early. :)

» Nova - Yay or Nay?

Posted on Sun Apr 22nd, 2018 @ 11:21am by Sails-at-Dawn Mr in General News

Hello All,

Today's question is a simple one; do any members have an objection to moving exclusively to Nova for log posting?

The council would love to do more work with the Timmis, and having us both use the same tool makes that easier.

Note that you can continue to use email to develop logs, we're only discussing using nova as a log posting and distribution system.

Best Regards

B General Jonathan Grey
SB Versailles
(Discord: Sails)

P.S. I won't spoil things, but your warm and cuddly overlords in the Council are already fine tuning our next adventure and the transition to it, so stay tuned!

Latest Mission Posts

» SD241904.13 | A case of lurgy [Pt. 2]

Mission: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Posted on Sun May 5th, 2019 @ 4:24am by Lieutenant Commander Sarah Jordan & Captain Amanda Bleetman MD & Lieutenant Commander Ky'La De'Lenn & Lieutenant JG Elyse Matthews

The medical centre seemed somewhat empty other than the two children that lay motionlessly on their biobeds whilst their concerned and worried parents sat beside in a state of sombre. The lights were dimmed to ease the photophobic winces of pain, the air cool for their ever-increasing temperatures and a…

» Fourteen Hours and Thirty Seven Minutes

Mission: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Posted on Sun May 5th, 2019 @ 3:17am by Lieutenant Commander Sarah Jordan & Lieutenant JG Elyse Matthews

Elyse had been on the Starbase for precisely fourteen hours and thirty seven minutes.

It had been precisely eight minutes after her arrival that she found herself questioning what kind of fresh hell she had come into.

It had been fourty two minutes after her arrival that she had seen…

» SD241904.22 - Plot Log - Grey - "Collision Alert" - part 2

Mission: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Posted on Mon Apr 22nd, 2019 @ 2:42pm by Brigadier General Jonathan Grey

...Last time...

General Bok admitted that the technique for identifying mimics only worked some of the time. When pressed, he confessed that the plan, if unable to refine the detection process, was to attack and disable Versailles, capturing the station by disabling shields and weapons.

However, in planting the devices…

» SD241904.22 - Plot Log - Grey - "Collision Alert" - part 1

Mission: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Posted on Mon Apr 22nd, 2019 @ 2:42pm by Brigadier General Jonathan Grey

=^= General Grey's Office =^=

"Sir, I cannot recommend this."

"Didn't we already have this conversation?"

"Yes sir."

"Right before I visited the promenade, wasn't it?"

"Yes, sir."

"And that turned out perfectly fine."

"You were blown up, sir."

"Just a flesh wound."

"And shot."

"Only a scratch."

"You almost…

» SD241904.22 - Civilian - "News Crews"

Mission: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
Posted on Mon Apr 22nd, 2019 @ 8:00am by Brigadier General Jonathan Grey

=^= Bridge =^=

The sound of sawed logs drowned out the gentle rumble of the engines. In the center of the room, a single chair on a stand had reclined until it was nearly horizontal. The sole occupant wore a white, circular hat with gold trim; pulled down over his…

Latest Personal Logs

» Moving House - Part 2

Posted on Tue Aug 14th, 2018 @ 1:19am by Lieutenant Commander Richard Groves

As Richard and Luna arrived back at the entrance to 'their' quarters, the lights on the deck gently raised from night to day mode. It was 5.30am, and Alpha shift where due to come on shift in the next hour and thirty minutes.

As the doors slid behind them, the…

» Moving House - Part 1

Posted on Sun Aug 12th, 2018 @ 5:30am by Lieutenant Commander Richard Groves

The computer chime increased in volume from a gentle beep, to something akin to a Red Alert klaxon. Richard, a 30 something human, originally from downtown Trilista, pawed at his bed side table and just managed to tap the controls to cancel the alarm.

With huff and a gruff, he…

» Relaxing in quarters

Posted on Tue Jan 9th, 2018 @ 9:13pm by 1st Lieutenant Merlar R'heil

Merlar had just gotten back from duty, she needed time to relax.
She paced about with her feet, and her tail wagging as usual.
Mer just felt exausted but she managed to grab herself some caitian juice to cure her dry mouth she looked out the window into space just…