We may not be able to change the direction that the winds blow, but we can adjust our sails. We must: rely on our moral compasses, listen to the spirits of our ancestors, and follow the stars to reach our destinations for the journey between who we once were and who we are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.

The United Federation of Planets is in jeopardy, it’s moral compass in question, and its fate left to be decided by the individuals who serve wearing the uniform of Starfleet. The years following the end of the Dominion War saw post war humanitarian efforts during the Cardassian Reconstruction era, a decision that was divisive. The pardoning of Federation citizens who had joined the terrorist group, the Maquis did not help matters. Relationships within the Federation and externally with its allies were at an all-time tumultuous status.

In 2379, the galaxy bore witness to the instability of the once mighty Romulan Star Empire with a coup d’état that brought forth the rise of a new Praetor, Shinzon to power, and the murder of the Romulan Senate. There was a glimmer of hope that once stabilized the Romulan Star Empire and the United Federation of Planets could undergo efforts towards continuous peaceful relations, but Praetor Shinzon had dubious plans. The Federation sought to bring a swift end to the new Romulan Praetor which it effectively did with the death of Shinzon. With the battle of Bassen Rift past them, Shinzon dead, and Federation diplomatic teams dispatched to the Romulan Neutral Zone, a new era was born for the Romulan Star Empire and the Federation, one that both sides genuinely seemed invested in.

The true test of Federation sincerity towards peace with the Romulans came in the 2380s when both Romulan and Federation scientist made a startling discovery. The Romulan system’s star was edging closer to a supernova state. It was only a matter of time. Death’s hourglass had been turned upside down and the sand was pouring closer and closer towards the complete annihilation of the Romulan system. The Federation’s backs were forced up against a wall as the current Romulan government formally declared a state of emergency and required immediate Federation aid, entrusting their lives to a longtime foe turned cautious ally.

Federation bureaucrats and diplomats were even more divided when it became abundantly clear that Romulan refugees were to be relocated to Federation worlds including Earth. The unpredictability of a Supernova event meant the Federation had to act swiftly by dispatching fleets of hospital ships, convoys of transports and colony vessels, and the immediate construction of ten thousand tugs, rerouting defense and exploratory resources towards the Romulan rescue efforts.

Proponents for the Romulan evacuation and subsequent relocation like Admiral Jean-Luc Picard had argued failure to open Federation borders to the Romulans would be an act against the very essence of humanity and would destroy the relationship between the Federation had worked so hard to establish. Oppositionist such as Admiral Kristen Clancy counter-argued that the Federation could not relocate Romulans onto worlds with reservations about doing so and that the reallocation of Federation resources from defense and exploration, left the Federation exposed to attacks.

In 2385 a huge blow came against the proponents for the Romulan evacuation efforts as the Federation was shook by a terrorist attack in the Sol system. Mars was attacked and left ablaze for years to come. On April 5th 2385, a day that had previously been dedicated to honor and celebration, a group of Synths (Synthetic beings) destroyed the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards and Mars, igniting the flammable vapors in its stratosphere. A Federation ban on the further creation of synthetic lifeforms was enacted. Decisions were made and lives were saved while others were lost. Politics and prejudices hindered the magnitude of the evacuation and intensified the fatalities when the Romulan system was destroyed by the star going supernova in 2387. In the end, Romulus and Remus were destroyed along with dozens of other planets and moons that had once comprised the Romulan Star Empire. Many Romulans had settled on Earth and other ‘welcoming’ Federation worlds; however, some Romulans chose to band together under the formation of the Romulan Free State.

The Federation remains less ‘united’ than it has been arguably since its shaky formation over two centuries ago. Charismatic boisterous individuals preach anti-Romulan sentiments across the Federation, radicalized cells of anarchist protest the presence of Romulan refugees, and many of Starfleet’s best and brightest have either adapted to the darker sharper edges of the modern Federation existence or have resigned their commissions in protest. Those who still wear the uniform serve at the behest of the Federation, policing the borders and protecting the peace, quelling the building tempests of piracy and hostilities.






Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations


Latest News Items

» Pegasus Fleet News & Monthly Post Vote

Posted on Saturday, 13 June 2020 - 4:18pm by Commander Barret Stillwater in Out of Character

Dear Crew,
It is that time again where Pegasus Fleet is hoping that you will help decide the best post for the month. Though we have yet to win this, our posts have been well received and truly stand out. The one Kat and I submitted this time was "Comedy Night" written by several of us! How could an intoxicated CO taking the piss out of her XO not win? Let's hope it does, but if you feel so inclined to help make it so, you can do so by voting for it below, or look at the amazing writing by the Crazy Horse, Astraea, and others and vote for whichever post speaks to you.


CAST YOUR VOTE!

[Voting Ends July 10th]

Additionally, we extend our congratulations to Amethyst who was chosen to be Pegasus Fleet's new Fleet Chief of Operations. Previously, she had been Academy Commandant which means the fleet is currently without one, but fear not! There have been several applications submitted and the fleet is presently reviewing the candidates. Good luck to them!

Raymond
aka
Commander Barret Stillwater


» Pegasus Fleet Post of the Month Vote

Posted on Monday, 1 June 2020 - 7:02pm by Commander Barret Stillwater in General News

This is a small announcement from your Captain/Game Manager that Pegasus Fleet is still holding voting for their post of the month and it will last until Friday June 12th. That leaves you several days to slide on in and support your favorite option. PS, the USS Standing Bear for that month’s writing nominated “Increased Clearance” written by Jan and myself. Vote for which ever post/sim you feel stands out and meets your criteria. There were a bunch of great options!

Vote for Pegasus Fleet Post of the Month



» Tie Breaker!

Posted on Friday, 8 May 2020 - 1:13pm by Commander Barret Stillwater in Sim Announcement

Dearest Crew,

The votes for all active crew members were accounted for ahead of the time deadline. I am happy to announce that Selene and Hades were chosen by a narrow margin as the names for two of our four shuttles. What about the other two?

Well, that's where you all threw me a curveball. There was a six way tie! Now, I need your help to break the damn thing ;-) Please vote (one last time) to help names our final two shuttles. There were some limitations placed on this round of voting...you can only select two. When all the votes are counted, we will hopefully have two clear frontrunners to join Selene and Hades in our shuttlebays.

Voting Closed due to mathematical winner(s)


» Name Those Shuttles!

Posted on Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - 6:39pm by Commander Barret Stillwater in Sim Announcement

Dearest Crew,

After going through the process of determining a theme, Greek Gods & Goddesses won out over the other options. So, with that said, we opened it up for some suggested names. A few members of the crew offered suggestions (Kat went crazy and offered about five dozen) and I trimmed it down to sixteen options. These include names that were suggested by multiple individuals as well as ones that got lesser love, but still seemed interesting to put on the poll.

Please head to the link included below and cast your vote! It is multiple choice with multiple selection. Therefore, you can pick as many of the options as you want (you are not limited). The highest scoring four Gods or Goddesses will become the four shuttles.


Voting CLOSED as of 5-8-2020 due to all active crew votes accounted for


» Standing Bear: Shuttles and More!

Posted on Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 3:53pm by Commander Barret Stillwater in Out of Character

Crew,

After taking theme suggestions from members of the crew, I have compiled the suggestions and am inviting you to help narrow the naming decision. We will have four shuttles and one runabout. Use the link provided to cast your vote! There are two questions:

Question one is a ranked-choice question about the naming theme. Please move around your ranking from favorable (top) to least (bottom).

Question two is in regards to the crew lounge and the style you'd prefer. It is a multiple-choice (select one).


Voting Closed: 5-01-2020


Latest Mission Posts

» Solitude

Mission: Operation: Jabberwocky
Posted on Saturday, 11 July 2020 - 8:16am by Lieutenant Commander Soral & Lieutenant JG Alex Kingsley

{ON:}

Following the hand drawn map her mother had made, Alex paused to stop and admire the view. From here it was as if you could see forever. Far below, the golden sand gave way to crystal clear waters which stretched all the way to the horizon. Unlike the main…


» Small World - Stranger to Friend

Mission: Operation: Jabberwocky
Posted on Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:44pm by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tilian Grol

{ON:}

Eyelaya looked around the large station. It was bigger then anything she could have conjured from her imagination. Grinning she held her bag tighter. This was DS9, a place she’d wanted to visit for a long time, and she was going to speak at an Engineering conference.

She followed…


» Breakfast Inturrupted

Mission: Operation: Jabberwocky
Posted on Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:41pm by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tilian Grol

{ON:}

The morning came all too quickly for Tilian’s liking. He was showered and dressed in a matter of minutes. He fed Luna and then decided to let her explore their quarters while he went down to breakfast. He would have preferred to have his breakfast alone in his room…


» The Truth Test

Mission: Operation: Jabberwocky
Posted on Friday, 10 July 2020 - 9:23am by Lieutenant Commander Soral & Lieutenant JG Maximus Mackenzie & Lieutenant T'Lanna Vali

{ON:}

Soral waited at the hotel. He had agreed to meet T'Mari and the Romulan nun there. Mac was with him for moral support. Nobody knew him better then Mac. He was also thanking the Gods of Vulcan that his other friend, Hades, A CMO was on vacation with his…


» Holodeck Adventure [18+]

Mission: Operation: Jabberwocky
Posted on Friday, 10 July 2020 - 7:35am by Lieutenant T'Lanna Vali & Lieutenant JG Raith Kolani

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Latest Personal Logs

» Old Friend with New News

Posted on Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 2:14am by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrianna Baciami

After Eyelaya had left, Adrianna remained seated. She was waiting for someone. Inside, her stomach was in knots. Was this the best decision? Last time she asked questions she wound up instantly regretting it with a few phaser blasts to the arm. What the hell was she thinking? Adrianna went…


» Captain's Log: Baptism of Blood and Fire

Posted on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 - 2:39pm by Commander Barret Stillwater

Captain’s Log
Stardate: 71372.06050228314
Commander Barret Stillwater recording:

I wish that I could make this report with a more optimistic tone, but as my husband would tactically make note of were he here in the Ready Room with me right now, I am not known for my cheerful disposition nor…


» Solo un Sogno

Posted on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - 6:02pm by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adrianna Baciami

Petty Officer Baciami was going over some PaDDs, trying to put two and two together, but sadly and impossibly making thirteen. Before she knew it, her eyes were getting heavy and she was asleep at her desk, forehead on top of a cluster of unorganised PaDDs. It had been a…


» Captain's Log: Semantics and Ethics

Posted on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - 11:00am by Commander Barret Stillwater

Captain’s Log
Stardate: 70332.93378995449
Commander Barret Stillwater recording:

The USS Standing Bear has been recruited as part of a patrol and defense flotilla under the command of Vice Admiral Raitchaak, a Tellarite whom I have no direct contact with at this point, but from what I have been able to…


» Reflections of a Matchmaker

Posted on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 - 11:28am by Lieutenant Commander Soral

{ON:}

Soral settled into his office chair. He sipped his tea for a moment letting the rich and spicy taste of it hypnotize his senses. "Computer, begin personal log."

He didn't often enter them but this one was warranted. "Stardate affix date and time."

He waited for the double chirp.…