The Undeterrable & Ever Vigilant Vanguard

'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably' - Captain Jean-Luc Picard

One year into the Dominion War, Starfleet handed Starbase Vanguard over to the Federation Civilian Defense Authority to look after her until the war ended. Over two decades later... after being all but abandoned... Starfleet has returned to reclaim her. A base was needed for the SFMC and Vanguard was the perfect location.

SB Vanguard is a simulation in Theta Fleet that explores the darker, edgier sides to Star Trek that aren't very often touched upon. If you're new to simming or a veteran Trekkie... come along and join us for a journey through a different side of Star Trek!



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Latest News Items

» Attention All Crew!

Posted on Thu Jan 18th, 2018 @ 4:32pm by Jade Lantz in General News

There will be an informative e-mail coming out later today, but for now, please do not post anything on this site, or add anything to existing posts. We are moving the site back to Theta Fleet, and it will be a new address. Your same sign-in should work.

Susan


» December Theta Fleet Awards!

Posted on Thu Jan 11th, 2018 @ 9:18pm by Lieutenant Commander Paul Graves PsyD in General News

The results of the December 2017 Theta Fleet Awards are in! Starbase Vanguard did very well this month.

Starbase Vanguard was awarded the Unit of Distinction - Silver for the second month in a row! We also won the December TGCO Award of Merit for Task Group 23-C.

Player of the Month for TF-23 was a three-way tie between two players from the USS Yamato and our own Lt. Thomas Maynard! This was the justification for the nomination: "Lt. Thomas Maynard for Neurohack, in which he provides some shocking revelations about Maynard's past in an ongoing character development story arc. Maynard is a fascinating character, and Tom writes him with beauty and depth. I look forward to seeing more of his story."

We did not win any of the quarterly awards. However, Susan and Chantal were awarded 2017 Player of the Year.

We could not have achieved any of this recognition without your hard work and dedication to the sim. Congratulations to all of you for a great simming year! You have all contributed to writing wonderful stories and to making Vanguard a living, breathing world. May we push ourselves to new heights in the new year!

Lt. Cmdr. Paul Graves, PsyD
Second Officer


» Merry Christmas!

Posted on Mon Dec 25th, 2017 @ 8:42pm by Lieutenant Commander Mikaela Locke in Out of Character

Hi Everyone,

Wishing you all the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of holidays - may it be a season of joy and peace.

(Also, just to say, we'll be wrapping up the Christmas Party post in the next few hours, so if you haven't participated yet, and still want to, I'd get in quick!)

Iain
(On behalf of the Vanguard command team)


» November Fleet Awards

Posted on Tue Dec 19th, 2017 @ 4:12am by Jade Lantz in General News

Great news! We are climbing back up the ladder! For November, we tied for Silver Unit of Distinction with USS Yamato!

We need to get our post count up for December so we can hit that gold! If you post in the group Christmas post, that will help a lot. We need to get all our in-progress JPs moved toward an ending, too. Christmas is fast upon us, and the rest of the month will fly by, so let's get on it and go for the Gold!

Jade Lantz
Cheerleader-in-Chief
Standing in for the Fearless Leader


» Award Nominations

Posted on Mon Dec 4th, 2017 @ 8:08pm by Colonel Horatio Drake in Sim Announcement

Guys,

So the award nominations have been piling up and there truly are some great ones, all of which are well deserved. I wanted to authorise and publish them here, along with the reasons for nomination!

Leah Jamison - Doyle Mystery Award - Nominated by Susan
Allison has developed a great NPC character in the Disney CEO. She has developed an amazing mystery that currently spans three missions and has her kidnapped by the Orion Syndicate and hopeless in a cell on one of their ships. She has kept up the mystery and let it build slowly to the reveal of her own man being part of the plot against her. The plot is believable and interesting, as well as written well.

Lieutenant Jasmine Collins - Doyle Mystery Award - Nominated by Susan
Lily and Tom have been working together on a mystery plot for the last two missions. It involves a mysterious object and possibly BORG nanites! The mystery is ongoing, so I'm suggesting a December nomination for this one. Both players are writing well, keeping up the suspense, and making me want to keep reading!

Lieutenant Thomas Maynard - Doyle Mystery Award - Nominated by Susan
Lily and Tom have been working together on a mystery plot for the last two missions. It involves a mysterious object and possibly BORG nanites! The mystery is ongoing, so I'm suggesting a December nomination for this one. Both players are writing well, keeping up the suspense, and making me want to keep reading!

Jade Lantz - Player of the Month Award - Nominated by Tom
Susan has been the rock of the sim since I've been on it. We've had good times and bad times and she's really attempted to get everybody posting when the sim was quiet. Without her, I feel people may have given up. But because of her, the sim can keep on going and now thrive once again.

Lieutenant Commander Chlamydia Addams - Teamwork Award - Nominated by Chantal
Jenny is wonderful at creating posts that involve a lot of people. We are currently working on several extensive posts that detail what happens during a Halloween party and seance at the Addams home. The posts are quite a lot of fun.

Lieutenant Jasmine Collins - Doyle Mystery Award - Nominated by Chantal
The post in question actually involves Lt. Thomas Maynard and Lt. Jasmine Collins as they analyze a mysterious metal object with startling and potentially dangerous results! This one has me hanging on the edge of my seat, waiting for the sequel.

Lieutenant Commander Paul Graves - Unsung Hero Award - Nominated by Jenny
Chantal is the backbone of this game. Not only does she write not one but two superb medical characters, she constantly and consistently fills in for departments where we have no active player currently. She has, in my experience, never refused an invitation to a joint post, and she makes everything she participates in better.

Guys... I not only want to second all of these awards but also make a point of saying how nice it is that we've got these nominations. It shows that we appreciate the work and effort others put in!

Jamie


Latest Mission Posts

» A Belated Holiday

Mission: A Phaser as Deadly as a Candlestick
Posted on Wed Jan 17th, 2018 @ 1:47am by Lieutenant Andrew Eberstark & Reon Velasquez & Serena Alia

Walking towards Orchids and Jazz, Andrew still wasn't sure this was a good idea. What he did know was that if and when he did run into Serena again, she would question as to why he was absent from the party. He'd rather have that discussion on his own terms.…


» Victimology

Mission: A Phaser as Deadly as a Candlestick
Posted on Mon Jan 15th, 2018 @ 4:27am by Lieutenant Commander Paul Graves PsyD & Lieutenant JG Kellian Michaels

Everyone in Security looked as busy as he was, Paul thought as he entered Security and glanced at the officers at their workstations. Most of them felt as if they were in deep concentration, except for the two or three who were craving coffee and seemed unable to concentrate on…


» Picnic in January, Part I

Mission: A Phaser as Deadly as a Candlestick
Posted on Fri Jan 12th, 2018 @ 11:57pm by Jade Lantz & Marin Holmes & Caroline Post & Lieutenant Commander Paul Graves PsyD & Lieutenant Alora Baro & Lieutenant Jasmine Collins & Lieutenant Anjohl Gaden MD & Lieutenant Adam Keller

The nice thing about living on a temperature-controlled starbase was that you could host an 'outdoor' party any time of the year. Paul had been living in his new cottage on Deck 1552 for just over a month, and it was high time, he'd decided, to host a housewarming party,…


» The Housing Bubble Burst

Mission: A Phaser as Deadly as a Candlestick
Posted on Wed Jan 10th, 2018 @ 1:20am by Lieutenant Anthony McCabe & Lieutenant Jasmine Collins

After 48 hours of trying to sort through the housing system, two return trips to Operations, where he fortunately did not come in contact with Spurlock again, McCabe was ready to give up. The problem was, he couldn't give up. His family needed space. The quarters next to his were…


» New Acquaintances

Mission: A Phaser as Deadly as a Candlestick
Posted on Thu Jan 4th, 2018 @ 6:00am by Lieutenant JG Kellian Michaels & Lieutenant Andrew Eberstark

Taking a sip of coffee as he sat behind his desk, Andrew was attempting to catch up on some paperwork while also trying to nail down responsibilities for his staff that he was getting to know much better. It had been a process, but Andrew was relieved to finally get…


Latest Personal Logs

» The Dhuro Kanar Mystery--Solved?

Posted on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 @ 2:56am by Carlo Rienzi

That was a hell of a party at the Addams house tonight. Dude--a real seance! With real ghosts and a real murder. I mean, I don't think the cute Betazoid guy fainted for nothing. We really saw a freaking murder at the seance. Holy shit! I'm tempted to knock back…


» Death by Distraction

Posted on Mon Dec 11th, 2017 @ 2:18am by Lieutenant Commander Paul Graves PsyD

Halloween Night/All Saints' Day Morning

I have to say, tonight was the first time I ever directly witnessed a murder. Just as when Lt. Anthony died right next to me on the Warspite, I was not fond of the experience, and this time I didn't have the minds of any…


» Darkest Moments

Posted on Thu Nov 2nd, 2017 @ 12:03pm by Colonel Horatio Drake

The name Bretagne will not be remembered in history as synonymous to the likes of the Titanic or the Hindenburg, but a disaster of the same magnitude transpired on that ill-fated ship. After our rescue, the ship was brought back to Vanguard. Medical teams have now completed the removal of…


» Something In The Air

Posted on Wed Jul 26th, 2017 @ 8:12am by Colonel Horatio Drake

Drake left Hunt under a terminal playing with some wires and took a few steps towards the back of the section. He pressed a button to cut the open comm. channel between them.

Commanding Officer's Log - Supplemental - Stardate 47634.44

After boarding the Bretagne it wasn't long until Commander…


» The End Of Leave

Posted on Sat Jun 3rd, 2017 @ 1:47pm by Commander Zachary Hunt

It was a fairly hectic month away from Vanguard, more of a rush than I thought it was. I was supposed to meet my brother, Eddie, aboard his ship, but he managed to waggle out some leave as well, so we returned to Earth for the month and actually met…