Welcome to the USS Athena!

"You’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on.” - Athena (in Homer’s The Odyssey)

In ancient Greek mythology Athena was the Olympian goddess of wisdom and good counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and various other crafts.

All of those things are to be expected in the stories we want to tell. (Including even the part about weaving and pottery, if you’re so inclined!)


The USS Athena is a proud member of Taskforce 72 in Obsidian Fleet

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The USS Athena is assigned to escort a high-level Federation Ambassador to complete the accession of a new member world - Paratus IV. Although deemed overkill to deploy the ship for this assignment, it seems the Ambassador herself has a number of particularly outrageous demands during the journey.

But what unknown dangers will await the crew once they arrive at their destination?


The USS Athena is run under a 15+ rating. Limited content is permitted. Please consult a member of the command team if you are unsure.
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Latest News Items

» Mission Close & Awards!

Posted on Sun Jul 12th, 2020 @ 11:51am by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hi everyone!

Well, I'm officially closing our first mission: In the Family. No doubt there are a couple of JPs still going that we can certainly backpost, but there's also time for some character development to happen here too.

I'm genuinely very happy with the way this has gone, despite having fairly minimal guidance pre-written I am super happy with the way it progressed and wrapped. Indeed, with real-world events going the way they have, some of the themes have been fairly topical, too; Star Trek has always been a place for those kinds of social commentaries, so it's great we've managed to touch on them sensitively as a group.

Most sims have an awards ceremony after a mission ends, and while I'm not ready to officially promote anyone just yet, I think there are definitely some acknowledgements to make. So, on with the (mostly comedy) mission awards!

- The "Say YES to the dress" award goes to...Lt Commander Taeler Santu, who said 'yes' to the elegant ballgown and totally owned that dance floor. Nobody in that Gala was going to touch you, baby!

- The "Chaotic Evil" award goes to...Lt Dessame Sar, whose random acts of plot twisting certainly made this mission a lot of fun! Let's hope starting a revolution isn't a running theme for you though...

- The "Just one more question..." award goes to Lt Savin, who decided that it was a good idea to drop an impromptu deep and personal counselling session on the questionably amoral Queen of Parataus IV. At least you didn't end up in a dungeon!

- Finally, the "Prejudice? I'll show you extreme prejudice!" award goes to the undercover shenanigans of Lt P'rel, who it can be safely said takes zero prisoners. Ever. And watching that relationship with the XO deveop is going to be reeaaaally interesting...

Thanks to everyone that's participated in this mission. I know there are others who have played their part too - hopefully you'll get more of a chance to do so in our next mission "In the Shadow of Arachne", which will let us have just as much fun while staying mostly all together this time.

As always, the XO and I are proud of all of you, and very open for any ideas and JPs you want to run.



- AKA Cmdr Kane -

» Welcome Bryan!

Posted on Thu Apr 30th, 2020 @ 10:58am by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hi all

Like London Buses, we have another new member of the crew come along! Please welcome Bryan to the crew, playing our new Chief Engineer Seleya Qellar (PHD). I've played with Bryan on other sims for a while now and am super excited to see what he can bring to the table.

Please nab him for JPs and let him feel welcome!



Cmdr Kane

» Welcome Lt James Brax

Posted on Sun Apr 26th, 2020 @ 7:06pm by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hello all!

Please join me in welcoming Michael, who will be playing Lt James Brax - a new addition to our Security & Tactical team.

We're very excited to have him join us, please do welcome him aboard in the usual fashion - with lots of high-fives and JP requests. ;)




Cmdr Kane

» Isolation

Posted on Sat Mar 21st, 2020 @ 4:37pm by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hello wonderful crew of the USS Athena!

There's a lot going on in the world at the moment and I know that this has created a lot of uncertainty for everyone. I myself am working from home full time with two kids in the house. Until June. I think I'm going to go mad.

I know that many of you are in a similar state - or worse.

As I said on Discord, I'm relaxing the rules around the minimum posting requirement for the time being. We're all going through a time of change and challenge. The important thing is to stay safe and stay healthy, in body and in mind. The rest of us are here for you - now, and when this time is behind us.

That all said, it would be brilliant if we were able to use Athena as an escape from all that, wouldn't it? I personally would love for us to come out the other side feeling like we've not completely stalled out along the way. We all joined the sim wanting some adventure, and hopefully that's what we can give one another to help us all keep our spirits up. Encourage each other. Stick by each other. Remember we're all having it tough right now. In the words of Brian W Foster: Don't forget to love each other.

If anyone needs anything, just holler - I'm by a computer most of my waking life now. ;)

Stay safe, team.


Cmdr Kane

» Unit of Merit: January 2020

Posted on Mon Feb 3rd, 2020 @ 11:06am by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hi all

Just a quick message to mention that the USS Athena was awarded the Obsidian Fleet Unit of Merit for January 2020!

In the end this is thanks to all your hard work and willingness to get stuck in to having some fun together. I'm very proud of the stories we're telling and will continue to tell in the future.

Great job! Now let's go and kick some butt...



Cmdr Kane

Latest Mission Posts

» Nightmares

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Mon Jul 13th, 2020 @ 5:03am by Lieutenant Savin & Lieutenant Commander Taeler Santu M.D.

Fists clenched, Santu was pacing her room. She hated it, she hated that she could still remember the smell of the mines, the sound of her friends being flogged, the smirk on the Gul's face. That gross lizard had taken so much of her life away and there was nothing…

» Recapturing that Feeling

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Sun Jul 12th, 2020 @ 9:58pm by Lieutenant Commander Taeler Santu M.D.

With a bit of hesitation, Santu stepped up to the doors of the holodeck. She had reserved this some time back and had almost forgotten about it when the computer had reminded her of it. It seemed silly now, looking back on it. It had been a spur of the…

» Lessons Learned (Mission Close)

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Sun Jul 12th, 2020 @ 11:35am by Commander Jacob Kane & Maxwell Brand

These post-mission breakdowns with Brand were starting to become a familiar pattern, Kane noted. He appreciated the moment of reflection and 'lessons learned' that they provided. At the same time, Brand's demeanor sometimes made him wonder if he was being silently judged.

"Lay it on me, Max."

"I'm sure you're…

» Debrief - Savin

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Fri Jul 3rd, 2020 @ 8:33pm by Lieutenant Savin & Commander Jacob Kane

Once he was given the all-clear by sickbay and his injuries had been seen to, Savin first went by his quarters to get a shower and a clean uniform. He was met by a worried looking Jerant, who barely left his side safe for the moment where he insisted on…

» Resolution

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 @ 12:21am by Commander Jacob Kane & Hamilton Broll & Lieutenant Commander Taeler Santu M.D. & Lieutenant Dessame Sar & Lieutenant Savin & Lieutenant P’rel M.D

Kane himself was waiting in the transporter room when the landing party dematerialised on the pad. After everything that had gone on in the last few days, he found himself relieved to see the faces of his XO and company.

"Commander Taeler. Seems like the negotiations with the Queen have…

Latest Personal Logs

» Counselor's personal log

Posted on Wed Jun 24th, 2020 @ 3:53pm by Lieutenant Savin