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Space seems so vast and once a region is explored and mapped out another one soon follows. For over five years now, the United Earth and its Commonwealth of Colonies have been discovering new planets, races and regions they never knew existed. Now after forming an alliance with nearby nations, Humanity continues to push forward in finding out what lies out there.

The Challenger is Earth’s third ship to be launched to find out what is beyond Earth and to prove to so many that Humans are able to take on the responsibilities of intergalactic politics. These early days of exploration are exciting and dangerous ones for those members of the Challenger’s crew. However, like so many ships before her that have been named Challenger, the ship and her crew will not stop until they reach the final frontier.

Earth and its Commonwealth of Colonies are pushing the boundaries for the first time, this is history in the making like you’ve never seen before! Commanded by Fleet Captain Lloyd Burton, the crew of Challenger carry out their motto; ad utilitatem omnium – for the benefit of all.

About Star Trek: Challenger

Star Trek: Challenger was originally an active forum-based role-playing game in Bravo Fleet’s affiliation NX-Division and later Task Force 99. The RPG started in 2010 and lasted for two years (finishing in 2012). It was re-started in 2019 and the stories that were created back then are being shared and extended further. Star Trek: Challenger, is a fiction set in the mid-22nd century, shortly after the events seen in Star Trek: Enterprise “Terra Prime” and before “These Are The Voyages…”. This fiction exists only for fun and creativity, nothing more!


The fiction is based in the year 2155 and subsequent years (this is shortly after the penultimate episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, Terra Prime). We include some of the novel canon that followed the end of Star Trek: Enterprise as part of ours, but with a slight Bravo Fleet twist!


Most of the characters created are original characters created by the members of the original RPG. We rarely use canon characters! We try to remain as original as possible.

Odyssey Heavy Explorer Squadron

The Odyssey Squadron is a formation centred around the starship USS Odyssey, the prototype of the Odyssey-class explorer. It is currently under the command of Fleet Captain James Preston McCallister. The squadron was assigned as a deep space expeditionary force within the Delta Quadrant. Assembled at the end of 2400, the squadron was ordered to proceed to the Swallow Nebula region beyond the Gradin Belt to begin re-exploration efforts. The squadron was assigned directly to Fourth Fleet Operations and not one of the fleet’s task forces; it also works closely with the Delta Exploration Initiative.


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15 July 2023

Call The Shots - Seven

Challenger: The Romulan War: Calling The Shots

Boarding the Tarawa, one of Earth’s heavy cruisers, Fleet Captain Burton was expecting to see the latest design styles coming out of Earth. Instead, he was slightly disappointed. He knew the history of the Yorktown-class ship was not an uneasy one – though Starfleet and the UESPA were not [...]

8 July 2023

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Challenger: The Romulan War: Calling The Shots

“You could have told me,” Lloyd stated as he picked up his glass of orange juice.  “I apologise,” Roman said after finishing his mouthful of scrambled egg.  The two brothers had met for breakfast after spending most of the day before in a long meeting with the Earth delegation led [...]

18 March 2023

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Challenger: The Romulan War: Calling The Shots

“And being the first non-Denboulan to address your esteemed body is quite a noteworthy accomplishment and something I am very honoured to be doing. With this in mind, I look forward to seeing this new chapter that both of our people will be taking shoulder-to-shoulder.” Burton paused as the [...]

19 February 2023

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Challenger: The Romulan War: Calling The Shots

“Captain’s starlog, February twenty-fifth, twenty-one-fifty-seven. This morning’s patrol encountered a Romulan scout on the far edges of the Denobulan Triaxa system. Challenger and Voyager made quick work out of it, however, I fear the Romulans will return in greater numbers. Though relief [...]