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We were built in a time of overwhelming conflict, named for the hope of a better future.
There was no place for us in that time, and we were lost, burying our identity in the soil of an alien world.
After so many years, the moss is stripped away, and once again we venture fourth into the heavens!


Welcome to the USS Tranquility!


We are a collaborative writing game, or sim, set in the Star Trek universe, and proud members of Obsidian Fleet. We are writers on a ship exploring the domestic sub-text of the Star Trek universe. Diplomacy is our choice, because we have the courage to lead by example!

Join Tranquility on missions of Peace and Diplomacy throughout the known galaxy!

Tranquility is a diplomatic courier, with a character all her own. The ship, and the stories we tell, are tied together with the journeys of our player characters. We want to make it possible for you our amazing writers and players to feel ownership over the stories we tell, and over Tranquility itself.

Our Style


Tranquility is not fast-paced and our goal is to have fun telling layered, interesting stories through a Star Trek lens. I am her Commanding Officer, Tyro, and I can speak for what I love and how I write. Complexity is something I love, and see everywhere. I love to detail environments and settings, where the context beneath the surface forms a web of things to know and experience. My stories will explore worlds closer to home, sometimes too close for comfort, and seek out intrigues and issues in the known galaxy.

But I'm also very pleasant and lovely! I think so. We value openess and communication, and we try to be the diplomats we aspire for our characters to be. We welcome the voices of our writers, and want to encourage them to influence all of us! The story will focus in on those of us who can make clean, smooth lines, and those people who are like me and just skribble across the page :)

We want to build a distinct Trekspace where our players feel that they have agency and where their stories can be meaningful and complex. The story of Tranquility doesn't end after a mission. It persists with our characters. The choices of our writers is what makes Tranquility, and the decisions of your characters will have a lasting impact on the world she exists in. Pushing boundaries is something we feel excited about! Let us all try to do it delicately though... Thank you :I


Latest News Items

» Special Updates, Awards and Short Stories

Posted on Fri May 12th, 2017 @ 1:07pm by Commander Tyro Adina in Website Update

Hello!

You might be happily surprised to see some changes taking effect in the Resources section of the site. I have been updating many of the pages, including the Reports pages where necessary. You'll also notice several new links! As usual I hope everyone will find a moment to read some slightly rambly new content so you'll be in sync with the whole crew.

You'll find a fresh perspective on Duty Shifts (my perspective), and some much needed context for an idea I had Long Ago. Transit to the new Mission may find initiates coming into their own ~

Along with my own weirder ideas though, I have also brought OF Awards to the sim at last! I want to point them out to everyone, and will be trickling retrospective awards on a number of you over the next days and weeks. Remember though, rejecting award nominations will make me sad. Nominate players who you really think deserve it, thanks!

Finally, Obsidian Fleet is having a short story contest! The details are Here, but to summarize, Obsidian Fleet is holding a contest through June for Star Trek fanfic under 7500 words. You get a cool new award, so consider it why not!

Thanks!


» New Stuff

Posted on Tue Feb 28th, 2017 @ 4:18am by Commander Tyro Adina in General News

This is just a couple of things. First, I have done a reworking of this section of the rules and resources. This is by no means a huge change to the game, but I would please ask everyone to read and understand it regardless, and offer feedback if you have any concerns.

Mission Structure

There are also still some issues to be worked out with the update for the skin. Two of the more notable issues are the private messages page and setting post authors. If you are having trouble with either of these, or need access to them, you can still change your skin preference to something else. The one used on the CP previously, which is most similar to this one, is called Dark Frontier.

Thanks.


» Q'pla!

Posted on Sat Feb 18th, 2017 @ 12:42pm by Commander Tyro Adina in General News

As always we have the good honour of welcoming a new player into the game. A second set of redundant organs to be extra redundant, Lieutenant Korrath will be finding his way as Tranquility's new Chief Intelligence Officer!

I'm also pleased to point out some impending improvements to the overall quality of things. I hope you like them, but still deeply appreciate your patience and understanding. Feel free to point out any weird glitches or anomalies to me if you spot them, and I will note them down and see what can be done.


» Some Updates

Posted on Fri Feb 10th, 2017 @ 3:47pm by Commander Tyro Adina in General News

Hello everyone!

First of course, let's all of us welcome two fabulous new players, Terri Lee, who joins us as a mission specialist in the science department, and Alekelia illm A'olha as our Chief Doctor!

I'm also happy to announce some changes I've started making in the wiki. I've updated most of the Post Library, and I definitely encourage you to check them out and give me some feedback. Leave a comment if anything doesn't work, or if you hate how its organised, or you think posts need to be rearranged for clarity. I would appreciate it!

I'm also going to put this Discord invite up once again for anyone not already chatting with us over there. Seriously you guys, it's really painless and in-browser and everything.

Link!

Thank you!


» Chance Frialis

Posted on Sun Dec 11th, 2016 @ 1:54pm by Commander Tyro Adina in General News

Hi everyone.

I'm working on reeling people back, and have the pleasure of welcoming some new players as well. Please welcome our new Chief Operations Officer Alexandria Chance, and Chief Engineering Officer Ritona Frialis!

The current mission is set several months after the events on Araceli. Tranquility has been doing fetch-quests since our encounter with Helmet and the Kin Yao, but we've come back to the Federation heartland for a Science Convention on Betazed and to pick up details for our new orders.


Latest Mission Posts

» Batten the Hatches

Mission: Winter Shoreleave
Posted on Thu Jun 8th, 2017 @ 12:37pm by Commander Tyro Adina & Lieutenant Commander Alekelia illm A'olha & Lieutenant Amata Zan & Lieutenant Ritona Frialis & Lieutenant Kaybok

:: ON ::

Days had passed on Batazed since the press briefing with Mister Ikenga. More of the story was beginning to leak and with the Convention still in swing, rumours and speculation was taking hold. Tyro had received a request for an interview, no doubt to probe what she…


» Presidential Dinner for Two

Mission: Chapter 3 - Outbreak
Posted on Sun May 28th, 2017 @ 2:44pm by Commander Tyro Adina

:: ON ::

"You were saying..." said a woman's whose presence was too important for any other patrons of Nikoelin's lounge to linger inside five meters. The nearest tables were empty, or occupied by a secret-serviceman with a plate in front of them. Further than that many of the patrons…


» Dicipline

Mission: Winter Shoreleave
Posted on Sun May 28th, 2017 @ 11:13am by Lieutenant Ritona Frialis & Commander Tyro Adina & Ensign Kazaaakplethkilik

:: ON ::

Ritona sat behind her desk, idly looking over a pad with a description of the incident that happened in Vex' quarters.

There was a lot to try to understand here, and how to proceed with any disciplinary action would be based on Klicky's explanation of events and…


» Overcast

Mission: Winter Shoreleave
Posted on Sat May 27th, 2017 @ 7:54am by Commander Tyro Adina

:: ON ::

A couple things stood out to anyone forced to attend a convention along with their ship. First, most officers went for the booze-fests and after-parties, Tyro not included. The other thing was that conventions such as these were fabulous spots for buying oddities you couldn't get anywhere…


» Hope

Mission: Chapter 3 - Outbreak
Posted on Sat May 13th, 2017 @ 1:42am by Commander Tyro Adina & Lieutenant Amata Zan & Ensign Lenore Fitzpatrick Ph.D.

::ON::

Commander Berdas. Lieutenant Commander Hadley. Lieutenant Amata Zan. Lieutenant Christin Entrollen. Ensign Lenore Fitzpatrick. They were the primaries in the effort to track down what was happening aboard the Tranquility and seeing that it stopped.

Lieutenant Amata led the investigation. Chief of Security aboard Tranquility, he was the natural…


Latest Personal Logs

» A song of love

Posted on Thu May 25th, 2017 @ 9:59am by Lieutenant Commander Alekelia illm A'olha

Alekelia lay on her bed. She was tired but that kind of tired in which you knew you had done a good job but the mind was still active. She could not help herself so she opened her log.

"Computer open Tales of Akkadia"

[Log is open]

This is a…


» Kaybok's dishonor, Stardate 71219.5 (March 21, 2394, 14:00)

Posted on Tue Mar 21st, 2017 @ 12:15am by Lieutenant Kaybok

Kaybok beamed back to the Tranquility with a knot in his stomach. Though he knew the commander to be right and he appreciated all she had done, the favors she called in to keep him on the ship, he could not feel a feeling of disgust. After he beamed back,…


» Captain's Log - Final

Posted on Mon Mar 20th, 2017 @ 9:30pm by Commander Tyro Adina

Captain's Log, Supplemental.


I wasn't totally sure I would have any time to file another log, but here I am again. We have been at Betazed. The Convention is now at full boil, and there are hundreds of vessels in the system. Voting is taking place now, with a great…


» Why Pu'aliuai grows that way

Posted on Thu Mar 9th, 2017 @ 10:01am by Lieutenant Commander Alekelia illm A'olha

"Computer open log, Tales of Akkadia"

[Log is open]

"On Akkadia the Pu'aliuai the blood flower, is both beautiful and strange. It is fairly common throughout the islands of Akkadia. If you look at the flower, the petals always seem to be only on one side. How that came to…


» Captain's Log - Convention

Posted on Mon Feb 20th, 2017 @ 5:19am by Commander Tyro Adina

Captain's Log


Two weeks ago, we arrived in the Betazed system for general resupply. We're a busy ship, and aren't likely to have another major supply stop for a long time. The USS Tranquility has been under my command for nearly one full Year, since it launched.

It's now the…