USS Sentinel

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Frequency: minimum one post per week
Type: Nova, Star Trek, Bravo Fleet
Last-Update: 2018Nov23
Keywords: free, open-ended, www, human, startrek, rpg, abstract


The year is 2389 and the Beta Quadrant is in turmoil.

It has only been a year since the destruction of Romulus in the Hobus hypernova and the Romulan Star Empire has resealed its borders, the Klingons have erupted into a civil war and the Gorn have invaded the Canterra sector. Starfleet's Task Force 93 is now responsible for safeguarding the Raeyan Transit Corridor and keeping the peace; it is a trying time for the three major powers of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.

Welcome to the USS Sentinel, I am Commander James McCullen. The USS Sentinel is an Intrepid-class starship that is part of Task Force 93's 'Themis Task Group' in Starfleet's Bravo Fleet. The Sentinel's primary focus is exploration and science-based discovery, but with the current state of the galaxy, we may be called upon to carry out other duties for the Federation.

The new crew of the USS Sentinel's first mission is to recover the USS Sentinel!

The USS Sentinel had been mothballed after the general Starfleet drawdown from the Raeyan Sector in 2386 and stored in Starfleet Surplus Depot Z15. In 2389 with Starfleet's renewed effort to re-establish a presence in the Raeyan Sector, the Sentinel was officially reactivated.

An advance group of Starfleet engineers was sent to the depot to prepare the Sentinel for its return to active duty. They were to bring the ship's main power online and transport the vessel to Providence Fleet Yards for reactivation. However, when they got to the depot they discovered that the ship wasn't there!

A subsequent investigation by Starfleet intelligence and security discovered that the Sentinel had been stolen by Orion privateers and taken to Meja's Nebula, where it was, for reasons currently unknown, apparently abandoned. The new crew of the Sentinel, who had originally been ordered to gather at Providence Fleet Yards, were redirected to Starbase 400, where they were given two runabouts and tasked with the recovery of the USS Sentinel.

A harrowing journey led the crew to Meja's Nebula, deep inside The Triangle, an Orion controlled sector of space in the no-mans-land between Klingon, Romulan and Federation space. There were sorely felt losses and much difficulty was endured until the crew found the ship. A vicious battle ensued as the Sentinel's crew fought to take back the ship from the pirates who had stolen it, but the day was won. Now, the crew of the USS Sentinel must somehow repair the ship and get her back to Federation space against all odds!

The USS Sentinel is a play-by-nova role-playing game set in the Star Trek universe. If you are interested in joining our simulation, whether you have experience or not, you are welcome. All you need is a creative mind and a solid grasp of the English language.

Currently Available Positions: Chief Engineer Chief Flight Control Officer Most junior and secondary positions are available.

Visit or join our Discord channel at to join our crew and begin the adventure!


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