The art of medicine is ... a love of humanity

Charged with the task of rallying Federation support throughout the Inconnu Expanse, the starship Hope renders humanitarian aid whenever and however necessary, while flying the flag of friendship. To support her expanded Diplomatic Contingent, much of the starship's forward interior will be redesigned to acommodate the varying atmospheric requirements of a variety of species, both humanoid and other. To that end, we are staffing our vessel to the keel with able communicators and wide eyed explorers with a core of grace.

During our missions of medical support and mercy, the vessel also provides medical support to both Federation and non-Federation groups. Our current series of missions sees us not only undertaking First Contact scenarios, but also following up on previous initial encounters.

Ours is a more measured type of danger, for not all will believe that now, as always, we come in peace.

So ... you want to bring aid to those most in need? Do you want to make a difference for those in crisis? Would you like to be a bearer of a torch of Hope for those in darkness?

Please, join us and learn more about your character than you've ever expected.

We're currently emphasizing the open positions of Operations Chief and Science Specialist, preferably with yard experience, as we'll be continuing the interior underway refit as we proceed.

We are always looking for creative people to join our crew and right now we have many positions open. Feel free to look around and even put in application to join the crew.

Latest News Items

» Task Force 72 Player of the Month

Posted on Mon Apr 23rd, 2018 @ 2:12pm by Captain Varik Raymond in General News


Please join me, super mega ultra late in congratulating Rich!! He's been awarded the Player of the Month Award for the entirety of Task Force 72!!

Here's an excerpt of the award justification:
Lieutenant Gareb th'Endilev: Assistant Chief Medical Officer, USS Hope. He is ever present, always participating, and inspires those around him to keep moving forward.

Let's all follow and exceed Rich's example -- he's made Hope Great Again!

-David, GM
Varik, Actual

» Site Visuals

Posted on Sun Mar 4th, 2018 @ 8:01am by Captain Varik Raymond in General News

Happy Weekend, Shipmates!

Thanks for your patience over this weekend as I updated the site's theme. I think maybe I'm done with it for now -- let me know what you think,, and if you have any suggestions, edits or concerns.


» Introducing: The Diplomatic Staff

Posted on Sun Feb 25th, 2018 @ 3:17pm by Captain Varik Raymond in Sim Announcement

Good Afternoon Crew;

I hope your weekend is exceptionally relaxing, and that your week to come is successful and brings you joy.

Please join me as I proudly welcome our Chief Diplomat. Dutir ( ) is a former Romulan citizen on loan to the starship Hope from the Vulcan Diplomatic Corps. His addition will add a great deal of breadth and texture to the upcoming slew of Inconnu encounters.

For the purposes of the story, we'll bring him in an extant capacity, by which I mean, "Oh him? He's always been here." This is due to the fact that it would not have made sense for the Hope to begin this journey at all without him aboard.

David Joseph Moody
Captain Varik Raymond, Hope Actual

» Upcoming Mission

Posted on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 @ 1:01pm by Captain Varik Raymond in Out of Character


I've posted the basic idea around our next, upcoming mission. If there are side plots anyone wants/needs to work in, please let me know. If you have any suggestions or ideas around the upcoming mission, please inform me.

You should be able to find the notes around the upcoming mission, on the website.

If anyone wants to join forces on arrival posts, please let me know -- there are four arrival posts that need to happen within the next week, and I'm certain it would be helpful if they were combined.

Also, if anyone wants to bring an arrow class runabout with them, I welcome it. We could also use an Argo for away missions, if anyone is game.

Is anyone good with graphics work? I have some pieces I need to get done for the website, and work takes a lot of my time, so if anyone can help, please let me know.

Also, if anyone's skilled with NOVA coding, I could use some assistance there also.


» Near-Spring Cleaning

Posted on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 @ 12:57pm by Captain Varik Raymond in Out of Character


Let's clean out the closets. Any previous posts that are still on site waiting to be posted, please figure out what's going to happen with those and either delete or backpost them.

If you backpost, please make sure you put them in the proper mission.

If you delete the writing entries in your box, please be sure that you're making the correct move; it can't be undone!

I want to start posting with the large group this week, and none of us need the extra clutter filing up our pages OR making our inboxes falsely green-dotted.

Questionn, Comments or Concerns, please see me -- as always.


Latest Mission Posts

» Better Days

Mission: Etemenanki
Posted on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 @ 7:51pm by Commander Dr. Farkas Vanth D.V.M., M.D. & Captain Varik Raymond

Some time after releasing the recently arrived dignitary from his stasis pod Doctor Vanth found hirself on bridge duty. S/he stood and surveyed the present duty rotation after receiving updates from all stations. Everyone was silent at the moment going on about their duties. Mr. Ecs' spotted self was where…

» Elephants, Rooms, and Vulcan Stoicism

Mission: Etemenanki
Posted on Sat Aug 4th, 2018 @ 5:36pm by Captain Varik Raymond & Lieutenant Commander Delainey Carlisle M.D., Ph.D.

The lift doors shut behind Varik, and though he was glad that his shift was over, and that the ship was in no immediate danger, thus affording him the opportunity for downtime, he was anxious. To some extent, he had rediscovered the footing of his Captaincy, and felt that he…

» Securing Security

Mission: Etemenanki
Posted on Sat Aug 4th, 2018 @ 5:31pm by Captain Varik Raymond & Lieutenant Ardal King

Ardal was running late. He had been overseeing the Advanced Training Course in the Holodeck. He was technically out of uniform. The Security Advanced Tactics Training Course on ship wasn't the official one done by Starfleet. This was for the purpose of getting all of his security officers the equivalent…

» Local SOP

Mission: Etemenanki
Posted on Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 @ 3:13pm by Lieutenant Steven Bernard Ph.D. & Lieutenant Commander W'Liam Drake

The black and white man took another turn and smiled as he found the door that was the Chief Engineer's Office. The door was open, but he could not see the Lt. Commander at this angle. He smoothed his uniform and breathed slowly into his hand, trying in one motion…

» Upgrades and Safety Equipment

Mission: Etemenanki
Posted on Fri Jul 20th, 2018 @ 12:36pm by Lieutenant Ardal King & Lieutenant Commander W'Liam Drake

Ardal King walked into Engineering with a Padd in his hand. He was looking for the Chief Engineer. According to the ship's roster, it was a Lieutenant Commander Drake. He moved through engineering without making a noise. 6'10 Anthropomorphic Bear was a sight to be seen and some crewmen were…

Latest Personal Logs

» Uncertain existance

Posted on Sat Feb 7th, 2015 @ 7:41am by Raza LeKar

Personal log for Raza LeKar In first person

The USS Hope is now only part of a day out of port and I have found myself . . well, uncertain.

I have been operational for just under 48 hours, and I find myself at times with a mix of emotions.…