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

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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…

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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

» All Hands Announcement

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

traveller.messier4sims.com

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

GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS!

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

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS!

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)

Andrew/Remas


» There IS A Doctor In The House

Posted on Sun Oct 22nd, 2017 @ 3:02am by Captain Remas McDonald in Sim Announcement

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS!

Well, this is a two for one newsletter thing-a-me-bob, so here goes. We have a new writer joining us playing the role of Lieutenant Colette Bache-Gabrielsen, our new CMO. No doubt they will come to realise that we're all accident prone goobers who will all die horrible deaths befitting only the poorest Red Shirts.

(And who says Doctors can't get to the centre seat, attrition is an option people.)

Either way welcome! Anything you hear from these folks are horrible scandalous lies.

And this also marks our 6th writer in the ensemble cast of Travellers.

We are by the tenants of the Bravofleet bylaws allowed to call ourselves an active sim. Which I assume means we get covered in a cloth and left in a warm place to double in size before we're made into croissants or something. We were active before, we're active now, and I couldn't be more pleased of the lot of you.

Expect you.

You know who you are.

;)

Your benevolent overlord,

Andrew AKA The Space Gypsy.


Latest Mission Posts

» Snake Charmer

Mission: S2:1: Good Will Gunboat Tour
Posted on Thu Jun 25th, 2020 @ 2:17am by The Narrator

The scene looked like something out of a Chinese tapestry from antiquity. A dragon, long and serpentine, holding court with various worthies and scholars on a grassy knoll under the stars. In actuality, the grassy knoll was holographic, as was most of the USS Traveller's RecDeck, allowing it to be…


» Shadi & Addy: Ghostbusters Extraordanaire

Mission: S2:1: Good Will Gunboat Tour
Posted on Thu Jun 25th, 2020 @ 1:59am by Lieutenant JG Addison Wheeler & Lieutenant Commander Shadi Zatra

Addy was...well, she was where she usually was.

Sticking out of an open access hatch along the floor of some area that needed repairing. She couldn't really see what was going on outside, although she could hear. If she was listening. She wasn't really listening very well, because she was…


» In Memory Of Phil Tippett

Mission: S2:1: Good Will Gunboat Tour
Posted on Tue May 5th, 2020 @ 10:07pm by The Narrator & Lieutenant Commander Shadi Zatra & Lieutenant JG Addison Wheeler

It was quiet...too quiet.

After the refit and upgrade, Engineering just had not felt the same. Things were to clean, too orderly, to shiny and new. Some of the control consoles up on the higher catwalks still had the protective plastic film over their haptic interfaces. It was like working…


» Border World

Mission: S2:1: Good Will Gunboat Tour
Posted on Tue May 5th, 2020 @ 10:05pm by Captain Remas McDonald & Lieutenant Mar Megara MD & Lieutenant JG Nalya Savin

The large freight airlock leading into the Traveller's engineering hull was a bustle of activity. Last-minute supplies floated along antigrav tracks, guided by Canopus Station workers before being handed over to the crew. A cordon of Marines escorted one rather large container through the airlock, the markings on its side…


» How did you love

Mission: S2:1: Good Will Gunboat Tour
Posted on Fri May 1st, 2020 @ 12:50pm by Lieutenant Garrett Davies

The soft whir of living on the ship had become background noise, or so it was said to be. A false belief that seemed to be shattered night after night as he lay on his bed staring up at the very familiar ceiling of the Traveller. He had stood down…


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…