USS Sentinel

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Type: Star Trek Play by Nova
Last-Update: 2019Sep02
Keywords: free, open-ended, www, human, startrek, rpg, abstract


USS Sentinel - NCC-74673

"You are the Sentinels; Silent and sure, keeping watch in the night." ~ Herbert Kretzmer

The year is 2389 and balance of power is in turmoil. It has been a year since the destruction of Romulus in the Hobus hypernova and the Romulan Star Empire has resealed its borders. The Klingon empire is resurgent and roiling, taking the opportunity in Romulan weakness to strike forward into expansion. The Dominion are silent, lurking in the Gamma Quadrant, perhaps waiting for the right conditions to return. It is a precarious time for the Federation.

I am Captain James McCullen. The USS Sentinel is an Intrepid-class starship that is part of Starfleet's 22nd 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. Having been recovered from Meja's Nebula, the newly reactivated USS Sentinel has gone through a bow-to-stern restoration and refit. Now, the USS Sentinel heads out on her first active-service mission under Captain McCullen. The ship is to proceed to the Gamma Quadrant on a Diplomatic mission to establish relations with worlds which have ceded or never been taken by the Dominion, and to assist in establishing a more stable Federation presence in the quadrant.

The USS Sentinel is a free-form play-by-nova (a forum-like web interface) role-playing game set in the Star Trek universe. We use Discord to keep updated and chat OOC, but our writing and storytelling are all carried out on the website. As a freeform RPG, we also don't abide by a specific ruleset - our adventures, stories, losses, and lessons are all our own.

If you are interested in joining our simulation, whether you have experience or not, you are welcome. All you need is a creative mind. We are rated 322 by the RPG Rating System of for ages 16 and up.

We are looking to fill the following positions: - Chief Security/Tactical Officer - Chief Science Officer - Chief Flight Control Officer - Assistant department heads - Engineering, Science and Medical specialists - Most other junior and secondary positions are available.

Visit to join our crew and begin the adventure!


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Greg Lindahl