USS Cygnus

Welcome to the USS Cygnus!

Welcome aboard the USS Cygnus.

A Nebula-class heavy cruiser, the USS Cygnus has been in Starfleet service for more than three decades. Having recently completed an extensive refit that saw every system upgraded and updated, she’s now as cutting edge and up to date as when she was launched.

The Nebula-class has become a workhorse of Starfleet, capable of performing a wide range of mission profiles, partly thanks to her interchangeable mission pods. Scientific exploration, diplomacy, anti-piracy operations, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, defense are just some of the mission profiles that the Cygnus has taken on during the course of her service.

Recently assigned to the Sixth Fleet under Captain Bane Plase and the Executive Officer, the Cygnus continues her service manned by a crew of the best and the brightest that Starfleet has to offer. Almost fifteen years after withdrawing from the galactic stage, the Federation is once more beginning to turn her gaze outward and re-engage with her neighbors. The Cygnus and her crew are ready for this challenge and are eager to return to the Federation’s roots of exploration and peaceful co-existence. Once more they will explore those strange new worlds, they will seek out new life and new civilizations and go boldly where no-one has gone before.

The adventure continues. Will you join us?

Latest News Items

» 2023 Off to a Great Start!

Posted on 17 Jan 2023 @ 5:02pm by Captain Bane Plase in General News

Greetings one and all!

As the title so indicates, 2023 is off to a great start for the cast and crew of the USS Cygnus. We have a very compelling mission going on with First Contact of a new species, there is a very interesting side-story in play with one of our characters having a mental breakdown and questioning his place on the ship and in Starfleet and the characters and players of the ship have come together, closer than friends and colleagues and fellow writers. We have become important in each others lives, and been there to lift each other up when needed. This sim and ship is strong, because of the strong storylines, because of the strong connections between the players, and because of you individually.

I do encourage everyone to log onto the site a few times a week to make sure you are seeing all of the updated joint posts you are involved in, and to ensure that you have not missed a post that has come out from one of our amazing authors. I have heard that the emails are not coming to some of yours email inboxes. From the technical side of things, everything looks exactly right as near as I can tell, so the best way to combat this is to get into the habit of simply logging in and taking a look around.

Finally, I wanted to let everyone know that we are always looking for new people to write with us. If you know someone that likes to write, likes to play Star Trek Online, likes Star Trek, or likes Science Fiction, point them to this site. The worst they can do is not come look.

I look forward to seeing more of what you all come up with. I've never been so lucky to be a part of a crew like each of you, and hope we can continue this for many, many years to come.

Steve Brown, Game Manager, USS Cygnus

» Cygnus: An Update

Posted on 09 Oct 2022 @ 1:12pm by Captain Bane Plase in General News

Hello everyone!

I had been sitting on this news item for a bit now, excited to send it out, then got busy and the time slipped away from me! Without further delay, I'd like to announce to each of you that just over a month after we went independent, we are going extremely strong. Just over a month into our new mission, and we are almost exactly to the halfway point in terms of published posting numbers that we were with our entire previous mission! Those are extremely strong numbers, and we haven't even left Deep Space 9 in story yet! With at least half a dozen more posts in different stages of completion in the pipe, this is turning out to be a record mission for the Cygnus. You should take incredible pride in that accomplishment. I know I personally feel the love, admiration, respect, and most importantly, the friendship from each of you. Without those qualities from you all, I know for certain the Cygnus would not be what it is. I've been writing Star Trek now for 22 years (almost a quarter century!) and I have never felt as good or as strongly towards a ship and as strongly towards the people that write with me to make this dream come alive a I do with each of you, and with the Cygnus.

Keep up the outstanding dedication to each other and outstanding writing, bringing this project we all work on to life (at least in our imaginations)!

» A New Dawn

Posted on 04 Sep 2022 @ 1:02am by Captain Bane Plase in Sim Announcement

They say the night is the darkest right before the dawn, and we have certainly seen our darkest night recently. However, today is A New Dawn, full of promise, full of hope, full of excitement and full of amazing and wonderful stories that each of us, together, will come up with and enjoy, together.

The New Dawn is bright, and the new day is here, this Fourth day of September, 2022. May the Cygnus last for years to come, with her crew, her people, her players boldly going where only our imagination dares take us.

All Hands, old and new, welcome aboard!

Latest Mission Posts

» Reunion

Mission: Outbreak
Posted on 20 Sep 2023 @ 5:26pm by Lieutenant JG Raviran Dattek-Winters & Lieutenant JG Lisald Vaat


Ravi was finding it pretty pressured being here on the Antocians' planet with all this potentially fatal illness around her and the idea that it had been their crew who might have brought it and spread the virus, causing all this. She wished she could talk to Vaat. She…

» Managing Expectations

Mission: Outbreak
Posted on 10 Sep 2023 @ 4:16am by Lieutenant Elodin Devan MD & Lieutenant JG Delenna Morak

Elder Thendra had been impressed by her visit to the Cygnus's medical facilities. Bone fusion technology, which Elodin had used to heal Ensign Lamarre 's wrist, had completely overwhelmed the Antiocian Elder, head of the Healers Guild. Elodin had assured her that it might be one type of technology that…

» 'Down Among the Dead Men'?

Mission: Outbreak
Posted on 15 Aug 2023 @ 6:29pm by Lieutenant JG Raviran Dattek-Winters & Chief Petty Officer Paul Harriss

Ravi had requested for the Head Nurse to accompany her to the Planet as she was a little concerned at being the only 'modern day' medic here amongst the Antocians. She couldn't have blamed them in the least if they had thought about the coincidence that the Cygnus had…

» Is it a medical issue or a scientific one? Or Both?

Mission: Outbreak
Posted on 13 Aug 2023 @ 6:34pm by Lieutenant JG Raviran Dattek-Winters & Lieutenant Elodin Devan MD & Lieutenant JG Christina Hartley & Lieutenant JG Albert Spangler & Lieutenant JG Kin'Fuji Hartley MD & Lieutenant JG Delenna Morak


The Main Conference Room * * * * *

Ravi was surprised to seem to be first to arrive. It wasn't usually the case as she was more often than not, held back by whatever was the current emergency at the time in Sickbay.

She put her PADDs down…

» A light lunch

Mission: Outbreak
Posted on 10 Aug 2023 @ 5:01pm by Captain Bane Plase & Lieutenant JG Christina Hartley


After a good nights rest in his own bed, followed by knocking out some paperwork that had gotten backed up while he was on the planet, Bane was happy to sit down to an early lunch with his adopted niece, Lieutenant junior grade Hartley. As he spread some strawberry…