A symbol of elegance from an age of peaceful exploration and scientific endeavour, a presence never to be scoffed at or underestimated, and a vessel of legend. Wherever she goes, stories are sure to follow. Her kin have made first contact with hundreds, if not thousands of species. Treaties have been forged between implacable enemies on her decks. Whilst age now limits her to less than forty sisters travelling the stars, their space frame no longer under construction and the final of their scheduled refits having been concluded, she remains a posting of prestige, of desire. Captains and crew members alike plead for a chance to walk her hallowed halls and to sit at the heart of her bridge.
She glides through the heavens with the poise of a princess, a symbol of all that is good in the universe, flying the flag of peace, as the sister of the former flagship of the fleet. Klingon warriors sing songs in her honor; Cardassian cruisers flee at the very mention of her name; Dominion attack ships had to pay the ultimate sacrifice to eliminate her brethren; and even the very best ships the Romulans could once call upon were no match for her prowess.
A sight these days rarer than a Ferengi donating latinum to the Bajoran war orphans fund. A sight to behold. A guardian of the galaxy, an angel of mercy.
A Galaxy-class starship in all of her glory, the USS Ulysses serves the newly established Task Force 17 of the Fourth Fleet, operating out of Starbase 38 in the Alpha Quadrant. Despite her age, recent tactical advancements mean Ulysses is more than suited for a return to Starfleet’s mandate of peaceful, scientific exploration. What she will find along her journey will test the crew to their limits…
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A little over a week after tragedy had struck the Ulysses crew, life had pretty much returned to some semblance of normality. Telepathic visitors and guests had departed, thanking their Starfleet friends for their efforts, and apologising profusely for their loss. Basic repairs had been completed [...]
‘Mourn not the passing of a life well lived, yet celebrate. Count the times your souls smiled together, reached out so invisibly yet tangibly and touched. Death is only the end of a chapter, my friend. And so as this body makes ready to return to the soil, my spirit will watch over you and live [...]
Leaving the bridge in the middle of a battle was never a Captain’s wish, but the news of the struggle in sickbay to save the life of Doctor Zinn was something she could not ignore. Even now, as she stood in the center of the turbo lift, eyes closed, feet tapping nervously and listening to the [...]
Nervous energy had filled the bridge of the Ulysses, all eyes on the viewscreen at the fore of the room. The tension was palpable as the Hirogen vessels seemed to regroup for another pass at the mighty explorer’s failing shields. There was a sense of foreboding among many that this may be their [...]