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!
Latest News Items
Posted on Sun Nov 19th, 2017 @ 2:00pm by Colonel Horatio Drake in Sim Announcement
So, slowly but surely we are returning Vanguard to her former glory. Even in our weakened state we are still managing to scoop some fleet awards.
In September we received the BRONZE UNIT OF DISTINCTION from Theta Fleet. These award images will be going up onto the site soon, hopefully.
For October we also received the BRONZE UNIT OF DISTINCTION. I think this goes to show that, even without much activity, the quality of what we're producing is still there!
I'm also really happy to announce that Jenny has received POST OF THE MONTH - TASK FORCE 23 for http://starbasevanguard.utopia-host.com ... ewpost/712.
Post of the Month:
Task Force 23:
Vanguard: This has to go to Jenny this month, ever present on Vanguard and ever producing technically incredible posts both in the writing sense and the medical sense!
I've got a whole load of personal award to also give out, Susan have nominated a few individuals as well. These are on their way, but even awarding everyone UoD's on both the TF website and Vanguard site is very time consuming! So these awards will be out in due course!
I want to thank everyone, again, for their continued dedication to the sim and can't wait to see where this current mission takes us!
Posted on Wed Oct 25th, 2017 @ 3:59am by Jade Lantz in General News
I'm so sorry to have been gone for a week without warning. My computer died! Of course, I couldn't contact anyone, because you know where all your e-mails are, right? I'm back and have replied to some of the JPs that are ongoing, but I need to catch up on what's happened while I was gone before the rest move forward. That will happen over the next couple of days.
Susan/aka Jade Lantz
Posted on Mon Sep 4th, 2017 @ 2:52pm by Colonel Horatio Drake in Sim Announcement
Please give a warm welcome to Christina who joins us with Lieutenant Jadera Baro, Chief Operations Officer. Christina comes with a host of experience in Star Trek simming and has got some brilliant Treknobable in her arsenal!
We'll be hopefully getting her boarding post out at some point this week.
Posted on Sat Aug 19th, 2017 @ 11:24am by Colonel Horatio Drake in Sim Announcement
Another amazing month for us has seen yet more awards come our way.
From Theta Fleet:
Silver Unit of Distinction (joint award with USS Erebus & USS Winchester)
James filed our monthly report this time around and nominated Jenny for Writer of the Month - naturally she won!
Jenny plays Chlamydia Addams, our chief medical officer. She has developed a character who is quite mysterious and unique in her own ways. She has started developing the 'family' story with such uniqueness that it shows how great she is at writing. When there is anything medical related, the terminology she uses and the descriptions are so good, it immerses me into any post she writes.
And some In-House Awards...
Lieutenant Commander Paul Graves, Jade Lantz, Lieutenant Commander Chlamydia Addams & Lieutenant Thomas Maynard - Departmental Distinction Award: Civilian.
It gives me great pleasure to award the four of you this distinction award for your efforts in the civilian department. Simming on a Starbase is significantly harder than playing on a ship sim. To begin with, we are static and have to create our own world, in one place. We don't have the luxury of visiting a different world every week with a new set of predicaments. With this in mind, the standard of creativity must be a lot higher. The four of you have managed to create an incredible and thriving civilian population on Vanguard. It is something that we can all dip into and out of whenever we dry up for ideas and are incredibly lucky to be able to do so. Well done on achieving this level 2 award!
Lieutenant Jasmine Collins - Cupid Award
Need I say any more? Our first proposal happened only a couple of weeks ago! The romance was a storm in a teacup and I'm excited to see where it will go. I can only wonder at what the wedding will be like!
Well done to all! Service records will be updated accordingly!
Posted on Thu Aug 17th, 2017 @ 6:44pm by Lieutenant Commander Paul Graves PsyD in General News
Helo, all--I will be away from home until Saturday evening. I am unable to access this site by cellphone; I keep being told that my password is not correct, even though it works just fine on my desktop computer. So if a miracle happens, and I am able to access Vanguard while I'm away, I will. Otherwise, it will have to wait until Saturday.
Latest Mission Posts
Lanis sighed as the Trill engineering officer left. It had taken nearly all of the patience in him to not snap at the man for coming to him with a frivolous surgical request.
Body dysmorphic disorder. I never would have believed in that if I hadn't seen it with my…
The plump, ebony-skinned woman with the long, black hair sat holding a drawing PADD and stylus on a park bench, sketching. The nearby surroundings took form on her PADD with swift, confident movements of her hand. Trees appeared, grass, children playing on the playground equipment as their parents watched them…
Mission: A Phaser as Deadly as a Candlestick
Posted on Sun Nov 19th, 2017 @ 2:50pm by Lieutenant Commander Chlamydia Addams & Colonel Horatio Drake & Lieutenant Commander Mikaela Locke & Lieutenant Commander Paul Graves PsyD & Lieutenant Alora Baro & Lieutenant Jasmine Collins & Lieutenant Anjohl Gaden MD & Captain Brooklyn Wellington & Jade Lantz & Lieutenant Lanis Dhuro MD & Reon Velasquez & Serena Alia & Carlo Rienzi & Ischemia Addams & Purulence Addams
Vanguard was a starbase, a duranium cylinder of brobdingnagian proportion, a bubble of habitability in one of the most toxic environments known to the United Federation of Planets. Within that bubble, a set of decks known as Tivoli Gardens attempted to replicate the conditions of Humanity's far-distant homeworld, Sol III…
“Red Alert! We are being attacked by massive chocolate bars! Major Drake... fire the chocolate melting ray!”
Horatio burst out laughing. Patrick, who up until a few seconds ago had been lying next to him, had suddenly jolted up, thrown on hiss tunic, which was lying on the floor next…
Sitting in front of the empty bar, working on what needed to be brought from the storeroom, Jade was so intent that she jumped when Caroline Post sat down next to her.
"Whoa, not getting enough sleep lately?" Caroline asked.
Jade shook her head. "You know how I am when…
Latest Personal Logs
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…
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…
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…
Posted on Fri May 19th, 2017 @ 4:38am by Carlo Rienzi
Dhuro scared the bejeezus out of me tonight. I've never seen him look like that--kind of sad and sick and furious all at the same time. He told me he wanted to be left alone, so when I brought his Kanar to him I also brought him a glass…
Posted on Wed May 17th, 2017 @ 1:43am by Lieutenant Commander Chlamydia Addams
In the study of history as an academic discipline, a primary source (also called original source or evidence) is an artifact, a document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, or any other source of information that was created at the time under study.
Chlamydia Addams did not record personal logs. She…