Welcome onboard the USS Wayfarer!

It's 2376, one year after the Dominion War. Now Starfleet can get back to what it was originally formed to do Exploration.

With the loss of many ships and officers in one of the bloodiest wars that the United Federation of Planets had ever seen, many younger officers find themselves advancing through the ranks quicker than expected. One such officer, Akeno Misaki didn't expect to be taking on the rank of Captain at her age. The rookie Captain, now in command of the USS Wayfarer is looking forward to finally getting back to exploring the depths of space.

Step off the transporter pad, or walk down the ramp of your shuttle and you prepare to engage on a unique Star Trek RPG experience, one filled with advanture, mystery and even we don't know whats around the next nebula! These are the voyager of the Starship Wayfarer!

The USS Wayfarer is a PG-13 Star Trek Simulation. This means you have to be over the age of 13 to join this roleplaying game.











Fleet Awards 2022

January

Best Post (Joint Post) for 'Junior Emerges' by Captain Akeno Misaki, Lieutenant Ileah, Lieutenant Raelyn Mckenzie & Lieutenant JG Torvin Anor

Most Improved, awarded to Lieutenant JG Torvin Anor

February

MVP awarded to Lieutenant Rania Bhatti.

March

MVP awarded to Lieutenant Raelyn McKenzie.

April

Best Post (Joint Post) for 'Going down' by Captain Akeno Misaki, Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Miller, Lieutenant Ileah, Lieutenant Raelyn Mckenzie, Lieutenant JG Torvin Anor, Lieutenant Rania Bhatti, Lieutenant Mark Johnson & Ensign Magnum Rhodes

May

MVP awarded to Lieutenant JG Patra Rommel.

June

MVP awarded to Lieutenant JG Luna Eclipse of the House of Martok.



Community Awards
2020 Tournament of Simulations
Outstanding Star Trek
2020 Tournament of Simulations
Great Star Trek






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Latest News Items

» Arista Recap and New Mission - When on Risa.

Posted on Tue Aug 2nd, 2022 @ 4:16am by Captain Akeno Misaki in General News

To all crew!

End of Arista



Congratulations and well done for such a successful mission! 'Arista' was one of our best missions yet to date! Not only did we see some fantastic writing but also some amazing character development and actions scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed every post of it, and I am very proud of what we achieved.

Overall, the mission Arista totalled 159 posts, over a period of 177 days. We started the mission February 6th and ended today on August 2nd. This means we averaged 1.11 posts per day which is fantastic!

We also won a Post of the Month award:

Best Post (Joint Post) for 'Going down' by Captain Akeno Misaki, Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Miller, Lieutenant Ileah, Lieutenant Raelyn Mckenzie, Lieutenant JG Torvin Anor, Lieutenant Rania Bhatti, Lieutenant Mark Johnson & Ensign Magnum Rhodes




As of now, we will be heading into our new mission, 'When on Risa...'.



I will be starting a new crew joint post with the Wayfarer heading back to Starbase Twelve. We will be docked at the starbase for ten to eleven days for minor repairs, maintenance and resupply. Risa is in the same sector and as we all know it has beautiful beaches, resorts and 'entertainment'.

Everyone will be granted shoreleave should you wish to use it for ten days. You can either come and join Captain Misaki on Risa for some fun in the sun, sand and surf. Stay on the Wayfarer should you wish to assist repair and resupply the ship, or spend you're granted shoreleave anyway you wish.

This will be mainly a character development and free open mission. There will be no underlining main plot or story, I believe we can all come up with our own subplots and individual stories and get to explore our characters to the fullest.

Lets keep working together to achieve our goal to become the best ship in Independence Fleet!

Live long and Prosper

Captain Akeno Misaki





*Beep* Captain Misaki is out of office at the moment, she is currently on Risa enjoying some well deserved shore leave. Please direct all messages to Commander Munetani, or leave a message after the beep.... *BEEP*




» Working to be the best in 2022!

Posted on Mon Jul 18th, 2022 @ 5:06am by Captain Akeno Misaki in Out of Character

To all crew!

At the start of this year, I decided that I was going to make it my own personal mission to turn the Wayfarer into one of, if not the best sim in the entire of Independence Fleet! I took it upon myself to put more effort into the sim and getting the story moving, sorting out some loose ends and pulling everyone together.

Its been six months (More or less, give a few weeks) that we set out on this mission together. So, I thought I'd go through a little recap for us all to track our progress.




Missions



We finally finished 'The Captains Child' in February of this year. The ending was a complete surprise and even though we had quite a lot of crew changes throughout the mission, we managed to pull it off! Overall we achieved a total number of 69 posts for the mission (Yes I know, its a 'funny' number). We also gained a post of the month award in this mission too! Well done!



Our second mission this year is 'Arista'. From the feedback and overall improvement in activity I believe the mission is going well. We've slowed down a little due to the summer hitting us and we all end up enjoying the sunshine. However we're doing well and in the short time we've already achieved an outstanding 88 Posts! Well done people and keep up the fantastic work!




Awards

Well, I can say that I am proud of all of you for the awards we have won this year! We have won a ship award every month this year! That is a fantastic result, and we even won the external Tournament of Sims Prize too for last year! Here's what we've won, congratulations to you all! Keep bringing in those awards and show the fleet what we can do! :)

January

Best Post (Joint Post) for 'Junior Emerges' by Captain Akeno Misaki, Lieutenant Ileah, Lieutenant Raelyn Mckenzie & Lieutenant JG Torvin Anor

Most Improved, awarded to Lieutenant JG Torvin Anor

February

MVP awarded to Lieutenant Rania Bhatti.

March

MVP awarded to Lieutenant Raelyn McKenzie.

April

Best Post (Joint Post) for 'Going down' by Captain Akeno Misaki, Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Miller, Lieutenant Ileah, Lieutenant Raelyn Mckenzie, Lieutenant JG Torvin Anor, Lieutenant Rania Bhatti, Lieutenant Mark Johnson & Ensign Magnum Rhodes

May

MVP awarded to Lieutenant JG Patra Rommel.

June

MVP awarded to Lieutenant JG Luna Eclipse of the House of Martok.


2020 Tournament of Simulations
Great Star Trek

Additions to Crew

Since January we have had 10 new writers join the Wayfarer of which 8 stayed on board as of this mission. One was removed for not logging in or being active, and the other resigned their time due to real life conflicts.

Noticable crew that have joined us this year are:
- Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Miller
- Lieutenant Rania Bhatti
- Lieutenant Mark Johnson
- Lieutenant JG Luna Eclipse of the House of Martok
- Lieutenant Avery Coyle
- Lieutenant JG Patra Rommel
- Ensign Manolo Blanco
- Commander Mashiro Munetani

I highly appreciate you all sticking around with us, and hope you are all enjoying your time with us!




Special Crew Announcement

I want to give a special shout out and announcement for our longest lasting crew members! These players have not only shown loyalty to the Wayfarer but have stuck with us from the very start and have shown dedication to helping us with our mission to become the best! Please give a huge round of applause for the following crew!

- Lieutenant Rosaleen O'Donnell - 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days.
- Ensign Robert Lee Jr. - 1 Year, 10 Months.
- Lieutenant Ileah 1 Year, 10 Months.




Captains Final Message

To finish this off, I want to just take a moment and thank you all for your hard work, dedication and fantastic writing. I took command of the Wayfarer after her previous CO left, I inherited this ship and some of her crew. I admit we've had ups and downs however we have turned into a fantastic little crew and we are still finding out feet.

So, raise the beverage of your choice and have a drink to the finest crew in Starfleet! Here's to another fantastic six months, lets keep it up and become the best ship and crew in the fleet!



Captain Akeno Misaki
Commanding Officer


» IDF 21st Birthday Celebrations!

Posted on Sat Jul 2nd, 2022 @ 2:13pm by Captain Akeno Misaki in Sim Announcement

To all crew.

Independence Fleet celebrates its 21st birthday today, being in operation since 2001! This is a monumental achievement for any Simming/RPG fleet.



A special celebratory broadcast is going ahead today in the Fleets Discord server. Everyone is invited.

12:00 PM ET (-4) / 5:00 PM BST (+1) in the fleet watch party channel.

Events taking place include:

- Announcing the newest members of the Hall of Fame
- Drawing names from among our monthly award winners over the last year for some real-world prizes
- And a surprise or two.

Get yourself down to celebrate with your fellow fleet members and fly the Wayfarer flag for the ship. I'll be there, so come and say hi!



Captain Akeno Misaki
Commanding Officet


» Welcome Matt!

Posted on Sat Jun 25th, 2022 @ 4:06pm by Captain Akeno Misaki in Sim Announcement

To all crew

Please give a big welcome to Matt, who will be coming aboard as our new Executive Officer Commander Mashiro Munetani. Matt has joined us from another fleet and is brand new to IDF, so please give him a big Wayfarer and IDF welcome. He currently runs a sim over in another fleet so has command experience and is a passionate and enthusatic writer, he has informed me that he is really looking forward to writing with us all, so lets not let him down!

Until the end of this mission, I have authorised for Matt to take temporary command of our old XO so he can get involved. I'll be catching him up shortly on whats occuring. Once this mission is done his character will be coming aboard and joining the crew full time.

Also, just for fun here's a nice promotional photo of your new Captain and Commander to enjoy.



Welcome to the USS Wayfarer Matt!



Captain Akeno Misaki
Commanding Officer


» XO Position Opening

Posted on Mon Jun 20th, 2022 @ 7:07am by Captain Akeno Misaki in Sim Announcement

To all crew.

I need to inform you that our Executive Officer played by Mike has decided to step down from the Wayfarer and simming due to personal reasons.

Until the end of the mission to keep the story continuaty I will be NPCing Commander Miller so that we can continue what's already been started. I intend to push forward and wrap up and joint posts he had yet to complete, so please keep an eye out fir tags.

This does also mean that the position of Executive Officer is now open. I want to offer it to the crew first before opening the position publicly. Please send me a message or message me on Discord if you're interested and we will discuss potential options for the position. This is a good chance to get into the Command department either with a current character (if applicable) or a new character.

I hope you're all enjoying the summer and staying safe.

Regards

Captain Akeno Misaki
Commanding Officer


Latest Mission Posts

» Admirals, Captains & Cats

Mission: When on Risa...
Posted on Fri Aug 12th, 2022 @ 11:53pm by Captain Akeno Misaki & Lieutenant Rania Bhatti

Akeno arrived outside of the Admirals office a few minutes after leaving the Wayfarer. She stopped to check her appearance in a wall to ceiling mirror before she stepped over the threshold. The mission with the Arista Colony warranted a face to face debrief, especially considering the Tyranians being a…


» Arrival at Starbase 12

Mission: When on Risa...
Posted on Fri Aug 12th, 2022 @ 11:53pm by Captain Akeno Misaki & Lieutenant Rania Bhatti & Lieutenant Mark Johnson & Lieutenant JG Luna Eclipse of the House of Martok & Lieutenant JG Patra Rommel

The Wayfarer dropped out of warp and slowed to Impulse at the edge of the system. Its nacelles dropping from their horizontal position back into place as it slowed. The huge outline of Starbase 12 loomed in the distance, the iconic 'mushroom' shape of the spacedock class seen from far…


» Bye Bye Arista

Mission: Arista
Posted on Tue Aug 2nd, 2022 @ 3:58am by Captain Akeno Misaki

Captains Logs.

The Wayfarer has spent the last three days at the Arista Colony. We managed to establish communication with Starfleet Command. The Starship Unicorn a designated science vessel has been dispatched to aid the colonists. Starfleet Medical hope that they can find a cure for the genetic 'expiry date'…


» Final Goodbyes (Part 2)

Mission: Arista
Posted on Tue Aug 2nd, 2022 @ 3:42am by Captain Akeno Misaki & Lieutenant Avery Coyle & Lieutenant Raelyn Mckenzie & Lieutenant Rosaleen O'Donnell & Lieutenant Mark Johnson & Lieutenant JG Luna Eclipse of the House of Martok & Lieutenant JG Patra Rommel & Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Miller

Previously on Star Trek Wayfarer

"We hereby commit the body of Sistine Fibel to the ground. The first to be buried here on Arista" Akeno said so that everyone could hear her. "Before she passed, she thanked me for releasing her from this existence and to ensure we care for…


» Final Goodbyes (Part 1)

Mission: Arista
Posted on Tue Aug 2nd, 2022 @ 3:39am by Captain Akeno Misaki & Commander Mashiro Munetani "Shiro" & Lieutenant Avery Coyle & Lieutenant Raelyn Mckenzie & Lieutenant Mark Johnson & Lieutenant JG Luna Eclipse of the House of Martok & Lieutenant JG Patra Rommel & Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Miller & Ensign Magnum Rhodes

To all crew.

I regret to inform you that Captain Sistine Fibel, the leader of the Arista Colony, and previous Commanding Officer of the Federation Starship Arista has passed away. Analysis from our Chief Medical Officer shows that the Tyranians engineered a 'expiration time' into the Arista' colonists DNA. Therefore…


Latest Personal Logs

» The IN BETWEEN Part Two

Posted on Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 @ 5:56pm by Lieutenant JG Patra Rommel

Patra was sleeping on the log bench and having such wonderful dreams when she heard a sound “Tsk, tsk. Ist es das, was Sie in den schicken Schulen gelernt haben, die Sie besucht haben? Steh auf, Kind, das ist das ZWISCHENDURCH und du musst dich entscheiden, entweder zu leben oder…


» The IN BETWEEN

Posted on Mon Aug 1st, 2022 @ 6:57pm by Lieutenant JG Patra Rommel

Patra woke with a start to the sounds of birds chirping. She sat up and looked around, she was on an old bench made of logs and wearing her dress whites. As she slowly got her bearings she realized that the bench was in the middle of a meadow surrounded…


» Reporting

Posted on Sat Oct 2nd, 2021 @ 7:17pm by Lieutenant JG Michael Lorca

Computer start recording.....

Personal Log, Lt. (J.G.) Michael Lorca reporting.

After what seemed like a long journey on one ship to another, I have finally reached the USS Wayfarer. My quarters are excellent, and I am getting settled. Tomorrow I officially report for duty. I will need to review the…


» Anor's Model Log: Intrepid

Posted on Tue Aug 24th, 2021 @ 12:42am by Lieutenant Torvin Anor

Okay, Personal log on! Time to log some personal...things.

Oh what am I doing? This isn't what I do. I work on phase coils not spout my personal feelings on an omnipresent tape player to mark for history.

But considering I'm on a ship now...a lot could happen out here.…


» On standby

Posted on Tue May 18th, 2021 @ 3:55am by Ensign Robert Lee Jr.

Been sitting here for months waiting for Lt. Bailey to report in to the shuttle bay so we may disembark. I am at least able to get back to my quarters to grab a bite to eat and wash up when off duty while putting back the survival bag at…