USS Traveller

Welcome to the USS Traveller!

"I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas....”
Herman Meville


By the end of the 24th century, the drive for exploration seems to have died in committee. Starfleet has become a peacekeeping armada, upholding treaties, and mapping space dust down to one part per square meter. For many, it is a way to wear the uniform, the trade on the prestige that too brings.

But for some there is a deeper desire, to see what lies on the far shore and sail beyond it to the next one. For those, a better understanding of known space, and even the shrinking remoteness of the Delta and Gamma Quadrants holds no appeal. For those restless few there is a rallying cry, a point for all who seek to sail strange forbidding seas: a new mission into the unknown.

The Traveller beckons.

Launched across the Galactic Barrier by the Long Jump Project, the USS Traveller and her hand picked crew are the first to explore the Messier 4 globular cluster orbiting above our Galaxy. There they will seek out strange new worlds, and meet new alien civilisations. Boldly going where no one has gone before. With them came a small contingent of colonists seeking a new frontier free of the past mistakes of home.

But beyond the safety of the Galactic Barrier are new threats, and new dangers. Hostile eyes glow like distant campfires from the darkness beyond the light of the Milky Way. Terrors from the dark age of universal history stir in the darkness, awakened to the presence of a new player in their eon spanning game.

The USS Traveller is a ship alone in a strange new world. What wonders they will see cannot be imagined. But their regrets might one day see them wish that they had come so far into the dark…

To learn more, please feel free to access the Project Long Jump Archive.

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This simulation is rated 16+

Latest News Items

» The Great Messier 4 Come Back Tour

Posted on Tue Jul 4th, 2023 @ 7:21pm by Captain Remas McDonald in Sim Announcement

So we're making a comeback/soft reboot.

But what does that mean?

Well put simply it means this: a small amount of hand waving. My plan is a simple one, as the overly complicated tend to fall apart without a lot of effort. We're ditching the current mission if any of us can remember it. We're going to be back on the Traveller, with no memory of how we all got there, with a mystery baked in on top of that which will lead us into a bold new plot that has been in the making for a considerable amount of time. #

If you are still out there in the radio land and want in on the crazy, you are welcome to attend. If not, then know you were great and we were lucky to have you.

Whose with me?


» All Hands Announcement

Posted on Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 @ 9:05pm by Captain Remas McDonald in General News

Updated url for the new domain. Log in details remain the same, and after a week the Bravofleet game url will be deleted. Its time we charted our own course into the unknown.

» Important Annoucement

Posted on Thu Jun 14th, 2018 @ 11:26pm by Captain Remas McDonald in General News


So the time has come to cut the rope tying this boat to the pier.

Monday next week, or sometime after that when the laziness inertia is overcome, Utopia Hosting Traveller will be closed down. What does this mean? Not a lot. But any JP's that did not transfer across will be lost, so transfer them across now :)

If you have any thoughts or concerns, give me a shout and we'll sort something out.

Your GM

Andrew Wincott

» Bravo Fleet Survey 2018

Posted on Sun Apr 29th, 2018 @ 10:09pm by Captain Remas McDonald in Sim Announcement

Greeting and Salutations!

It's a little weird writing this, given how we've set up the sim. Yes, we are a part of Bravo Fleet, and quite a happy little vassal if I'm a judge of anything. But once in a while, I am reminded that we are part of not only the Fleet but of Task Force 72: winner of the most direly wanted acronym name 4 years running.

To that end I have been asked, as your sim CO, to ask if you would all take 5 minutes out of your day to fill out this survey: Bravo Fleet Community Survey 2018 .

This is not just make work, but a way for us to have a voice in the direction this player base takes. And whilst a lot of what we see in the survey will not impact us, apart from the idea we could wrap a new fleet around the Traveller, I'm sure I'm not the only one on another sim. So please, take a moment and look at the survey. It's anonymous and confidential, and it's just a way to make sure all our thoughts and opinions are heard.

Thank you for your time.

Andrew Wincott
Space Bard.

PS: Task 72's acronym is Sector Exploration and Necessary Tactical Interdiction Near Enemy Lines (S.E.N.T.I.N.E.L.). I have a feeling Marvel's lawyers will be in contact with us one day about that.

» News From The Front Line

Posted on Wed Nov 22nd, 2017 @ 2:33am by Captain Remas McDonald in General News


Huum, didn't think I was going to go with that greeting every time, but its growing on me. Like a nice single malt. Or black mould. Any hey, time for the monthly pep talk and news bulletin type thingy.

So our very own Lieutenant Tolkath S'chqenr T'Jedf Tolkath (Who has won all the awards by fitting that many letters into a name) actually won Player Of The Month for Task Force 72, of which we are a proud member. Tolkath, buddy, come on up here and receive your giant pile of not much. Mostly bragging rights. Feel free to print this email off and put it on your car as a bumper sticker, give the cops something to ponder when they pull you over for speeding.

I assume this award was given for valiantly protecting the Traveller’s honour in glorious single combat, sure you did us proud.

Now I know things have slowed down a smidge, and by a smidge I mean we’re getting outpaced by an arthritic snail. But I have a cunning plan. A plan so cunning I could put a tail on it and call it a fox. We’re currently wrapping up some smaller JP’s, but will move into a large post where we move towards resolution and escape. There is light folks, it is coming.

You’re GM, DM or CO (The acronyms are mine, all mine! Bwuhahaha)


Latest Mission Posts

» Drinks and Hijinx (Back post)

Mission: S0:1: What Is Past, Is Prologue
Posted on Fri Feb 2nd, 2024 @ 3:30am by Lieutenant Dinui Locke (loch)

Crew turn over happened a lot on a ship, meeting up with new folks was one of the things that Dinui enjoyed the most. Seeing that there was a new Chief of Operations she figured introducing herself could not hurt too much. Though she waited a few days to give…

» Awaken Prospero

Mission: S3E1: The Tempest
Posted on Wed Aug 23rd, 2023 @ 11:05pm by Captain Remas McDonald & Lieutenant Commander Shadi Zatra & Lieutenant Commander K'tala Valj & Lieutenant Mar Megara MD & Lieutenant Dinui Locke (loch) & Innocent Bystander

The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked,
I cried to dream again.
(Caliban, Act 3 Scene 2)



The gentle whooping of the alarm was the first thing that caught Captain Remas McDonalds attention. Or was it the pulsing…

» The Enchanted Forest Of Crash Test Dummies

Mission: S0:1: What Is Past, Is Prologue
Posted on Thu Jul 6th, 2023 @ 1:04am by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Shadi Zatra & Lieutenant Mar Megara MD & Lieutenant Dinui Locke (loch) & Innocent Bystander

Fragments of the red foam-like material that had been the floor were scattered all over the forest floor. Some parts were larges, in others drifts of red dust collected in the nooks of tree roots. Here and there the brass wiring of Morningstar technology could be seen wriggling and writhing,…

» The Heart Of The Matter

Mission: S2:2: Something Missing Something New
Posted on Mon Jun 27th, 2022 @ 1:00am by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Shadi Zatra & Lieutenant Mar Megara MD & Innocent Bystander & Commander Onofron Zuir

The passage through the twisting labyrinth of tunnels within the Clock Maker sphere seemed endless. Through the brass panes that made up the walls of the capsule, the vast spaces they were travelling through could have been going up and out of the enclosed star, or curving around the shell.…

» The Lord Of Adversaries

Mission: S2:2: Something Missing Something New
Posted on Fri Mar 4th, 2022 @ 2:29am by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Shadi Zatra & Lieutenant Mar Megara MD & Lieutenant Dinui Locke (loch) & Innocent Bystander & Commander Onofron Zuir

"This afterlife sucks."

The copilot was among the first to awaken, blinking star-struck eyes that quickly danced over the controls. Main power was still out, but the batteries were running smoothly. Outside the viewport of the runabout there was nothing but darkness.

"Huh, landing gear is down," he commented before…

Latest Personal Logs

» Mission Day 5, Enroute To Messier 4

Posted on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 @ 9:28pm by Captain Remas McDonald

So...we made it.

We have left behind the Milky Way galaxy, and whilst I can hear the groaning of my astronomy lecturers at the phrasing, it's apt. We're now on the wrong side of the Galactic Barrier, and so far no sign that any of the crew have manifested any…