The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand ~ Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)

Welcome aboard the Federation Starship USS Hartington. The Hartington is primarily responsible for deep space exploration and scientific discoveries throughout the galaxy. Missions include scientific discovery, first contact assignments, discovering new life and civilizations, deep space incursions and tactical assignments.

The Hartington currently operates as the main explorer for the Gamma Quadrant Exploration and Colonization Initiative, venturing coreward from the gamma terminus of the Bajoran Wormhole.

Since the end of the Dominion War, the great powers of the Alpha and Gamma Quadrants seek to bring new territories into their spheres of influence. The Federation's mission of peaceful exploration of the unknown is now more important than ever.

The Hartington is a roleplaying simulation set in the Star Trek Universe during the year 2380, 5 years after the events of the final episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine "What You Leave Behind" and one year after the events in the motion picture Star Trek: Nemesis.

We are working hard to ensure this remains one of the most exciting simulations too ever take place in the Star Trek universe. If you’re willing to make a difference, to "Boldly go where no one has gone before", then we are for you. Please simply complete the online application form by clicking "Join Starfleet" on the right hand side of this page and make the start, on that amazing journey!

Latest News Items

» November Player of the Month and December Trivia Winner

Posted on Thu Jan 2nd, 2014 @ 7:45pm by Captain David Brennon in General News

We have a little update for you here. The votes have been tallied and the winner of the Crew's Choice Player of the Month for November 2013 is Mary, player of Lieutenant Kinkaid.

For Command's Choice Player of the Month, Alaina and I had a tough time picking -- not because we have poor players, but because everyone is doing very well. In the end, we settled on Theresa, player of Doctor Letha. There are two primary reasons we picked her. Firstly, I think her posts are fantastic. Lengthily, well thought out and researched and full of spirit. She is also tackling two primary characters at once, which is a tough thing to do well.

Our December trivia winner is Luke, but only on a technicality. He had someone giving him a run for his money for a minute there. Unfortunately, we lost the player, so someone else will have to dethrone the king of Trivia. Will Andrew come back to finally reclaim his title of Trivia Master?

Congratulations to everyone, you all deserve the awards you've received!

» Happy New Year!

Posted on Wed Jan 1st, 2014 @ 1:14am by Captain David Brennon in General News

I just wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a very happy new year. I look forward to continuing to lead you all for the forseeable future as we continue to produce a quality star trek story, as well as pushing each of us to be a better storyteller. May all your dreams for the new year come true.

My friends, make it so.

» Merry Christmas

Posted on Wed Dec 25th, 2013 @ 12:30am by Captain David Brennon in General News

It's just about 12:30 AM EST as I post this, so it's time for me to say Merry Christmas to all of you. If you don't celebrate Christmas, then please accept a Happy Holidays or just accept the friendly sentiment of someone saying I hope you have a good day!

» Search and Rescue - Split Topics

Posted on Sun Dec 22nd, 2013 @ 10:26pm by Captain David Brennon in General News

You'll notice the main Search and Rescue thread is gone and it is replaced by one or more (depending on where you have characters) threads. This is because the main thread reached its word limit (over 11,000 words) and started cutting off text. Luckilly, I get the emails of all past posts and can restore was was lost in a new thread. Normally, you'll remember I typically create a part II of the thread, however this time due to the disjointed nature of the story, the different locations of the characters, I simply split the topics how we had them divided before. Again, if you see something missing, let me know and I'll sort it out. Enjoy!

» Christmas Hiatus

Posted on Sun Dec 22nd, 2013 @ 9:22pm by Captain David Brennon in General News

The final few days of the holiday season are upon us. Thankfully, I have 12/24 and 12/25 off this year, so I will not be suspending gameplay during the Christmas holiday. That being said, I will wave any posting requirements for the "work" week of Christmas (12/23 to 12/27). If you can post, please continue to do so. If you become too busy with holiday things, then that's perfectly cool. I look forward to getting the current story wrapped up with a bow by New Years Day. Everyone have a happy holiday and a merry christmas.

Latest Mission Posts

» Prelude

Mission: A Friendly Talk
Posted on Wed Jun 25th, 2014 @ 10:20pm by Captain David Brennon


"Let us begin again." the alien said, turning a dial on the device between the two men. As he did, the ambient hum lessened and the sonic vibrations previously directed towards Alatok's chest came to a stop. His chest heaved and perspiration dripped from his head as the…

» New Beginnings

Mission: A Friendly Talk
Posted on Wed Jun 25th, 2014 @ 10:20pm by Captain David Brennon


Main Bridge
Deck One
USS Hartington

Captain David Brennon stepped out of the aft turbolift on the bridge and looked around at the command center of the Hartington-A. A slight pang ran through him as he recalled the bridge of his last command, currently sitting empty in the…

» Without A Trace (Mercy 1.0)

Mission: Archived Stories
Posted on Thu Feb 6th, 2014 @ 11:33pm by Captain David Brennon & Commander Davynn Qech M.D.

Stardate 57091.3

USS Salk
Somewhere in the Gamma Quadrant...

"Captain's Log, USS Salk. Commander Talando Ky recording.

We have begun the final leg of our month long mission in the Gamma Quadrant. After departing New Bajor, the Salk is making for the nearby Klingon colony world of Odalq with relief…

» Catching up with old friends

Mission: Interlude One
Posted on Thu Feb 6th, 2014 @ 11:32pm by Captain David Brennon & Commander Davynn Qech M.D.

Commander Qech
First Officer's Quarters
USS Hartington

It was getting on towards lunchtime and Commander Qech was moving around her quarters picking up toys in her three-years-old's wake. She was at least attempting to minimize trip hazards, due to the fact that she was expecting company. It had been awhile…

» Look What the Cat Dragged In

Mission: Archived Stories
Posted on Thu Jan 30th, 2014 @ 9:08pm by Captain David Brennon & Commander Davynn Qech M.D. & Professor Torin Bethel

Glinn Kevra was stalking through the hall without a happy expression. The Gul had kept him in lock-up and confinement for far too long, and this was the first opportunity he'd truly had to travel freely about the ship.

On promises of his best behavior.

However, he didn't have access…

Latest Personal Logs

» Home Away from Home

Posted on Sat Jan 18th, 2014 @ 10:52am by Midshipman Celeste Day

Hi Mom! I miss you so much. Hopefully I'll find a way to get these diary logs to you like you asked. I'm recording one each week. When we stop off at a starbase or something, I'll download them to you. Also, Cameron, I miss you so much. I wish…

» Final Shakedown Log

Posted on Wed Jan 1st, 2014 @ 9:14pm by Captain David Brennon

Captain's Log, Supplemental

"The Saucer Section has docked with the Stardrive, making the Hartington whole once again. We have returned to Deep Space Nine to assess the physical damage to the ship. With the full complement of Engineers back aboard, combined with the efforts of Deep Space Nine's team, we…

» Gul Mulvar's Personal Log, Entry 3

Posted on Tue Dec 24th, 2013 @ 2:51am by Gul Akeram Mulvar

[The morning after Never Drink Alone]

Computer, begin log recording.

I find myself surprised. Very surprised actually. I had thought merely being on Terok Nor was the limit to my exposure to more Bajorans, and I hadn't realized they had so swiftly become integrated in the Federation military ranks.


» Doctor T'Sela's Personal Log Entry: Promotion

Posted on Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 @ 7:15am by Lieutenant Junior Grade T'Sela M.D.

I have received a promotion today. I am now ranked as Lieutenant Junior Grade, and more importantly I have been placed into a designated position as Surgeon, as well as medical officer. I imagine my duties now will be somewhat more specialized. I have yet to notify my husband of…

» Homesick

Posted on Mon Nov 18th, 2013 @ 2:16am by Doctor Zletha sh’Zargakt M.D.

Timeline: Day Following Transit Encounter (January 12th, 2380) 06:35

"Computer new personal log..." long pause, "Well, I didn't sleep very well. Yesterday a fire broke out and I went to help. The kids were pretty much fine. But the teacher attacked Qech and things got complicated. I still felt like…