Following the the attack on Mars, the most devastating attack on Federation soil since the Dominion attacked Earth, the Federation changed. They became more insular, sealing their borders and limiting contact beyond them, aggressively protecting their space with a stronger military presence. However there remained the longing that exists in every Starfleet Officer, the longing to seek out new life, new civilisations and explore the frontier.

Now in 2399, for the first time since the most devastating attack on the Federation since the Dominion War, new front of exploration is considered by the Federation Council and Starfleet Command. Following the collapse of the Romulan Star Empire and the dissolution of the Neutral Zone, an area of space has finally become open to the Federation.

The Khloeros Corridor, as it has become known, is an area of space that has never been explored by the Federation, with several first contacts within the first few lightyears of the corridor itself, let alone the space beyond.

Starfleet order that the space station formerly known as Empok Nor, be redesignated, Deep Space 13, formerly known as Empok Nor, to operate as a Base of Operations and also to manage the minor skirmishes and issues that are arising between the new established Romulan Free State and the Cardassian Union.

Starfleet select several ships to form a small task group begin initial exploration and mapping efforts of the corridor, before beginning to explore the space beyond and support Deep Space 13 in managing the complex situation.

Starfleet could not begin a new exploration, for the first time since 2385 and not have a ship named Excelsior leading from the front. One of the new Odyssey Class starships was given the name Excelsior, the fifth ship to bear the name. And with its roots firmly embedded in being at the forefront of exploration, no significant exploration initiative could be undertaken without a ship named Excelsior.

The USS Excelsior holds a proud place throughout history, even today in 2399. Originally dubbed the Great Experiment and commanded by one Hikaru Sulu.
With its long history, the name Excelsior has a special place in the hearts and minds of many, not to mention many of its former Captain's, particularly Cortez, Dovan and of course Hikaru Sulu

Each Captain has always carried with them a pocket watch, reminding them to stay grounded. The inscription on the pocket watch read ‘No Matter Where You Go, There You Are.”

Latest News Items

» Back

Posted on Wed Aug 11th, 2021 @ 7:19pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Hi everyone,

So I caught COVID, which completely wiped me out. I hope you will still join me in writing this exciting story!

I still look forward to writing with you all.



» Awards!

Posted on Thu May 6th, 2021 @ 9:21am by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Hi everyone,

We now have awards! There aren't many, I've stuck with OOC awards and I am open to new ideas and new awards, so please just shout!



» Welcome Therese

Posted on Wed May 5th, 2021 @ 7:35pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

I'd like to take the opportunity to welcome Therese, another old player from the original days of the Excelsior. Therese is bringing an original race to us, one that will be a great avenue to explore as time goes on.

Therese please join us in Discord -! We are part of a group called SIM Central and you just have to agree to their rules then I can get you onto the Excelsior's area of the server!

Looking forward to writing with you again!

» New Writer!

Posted on Tue May 4th, 2021 @ 9:10pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

I always enjoy welcoming new people to the Excelsior family. I am pleased to welcome Dan, who will be joining us as Major Adam Fletcher, the Excelsior's Marine Battalion Commander!

We look forward to writing with you!

Latest Mission Posts

» Meeting the Crew

Mission: Staging
Posted on Mon Sep 6th, 2021 @ 7:19pm by Lieutenant Reina Elloway & Lieutenant JG Ofri Langbroek & Lieutenant JG U'liani Son of T'vyn

Reina looked over the PADDs that she had scattered across the table surface. The other officers were either in the process of checking in, or they were going to be by later. It allowed her to work through the list of intelligence officers that she had with her now, as…

» The Lake of Deception

Mission: Staging
Posted on Wed Aug 11th, 2021 @ 7:17pm by Captain Peter Gardner

An old and frail romulan male opened his eyes to the sound of a distant melody being sung by feathered fowl beyond the cabin walls. His face bared his age and trails, his features darkened, his eyes clouded, and the top of his head entirely void of hair. He lifted…

» Time To Go

Mission: Staging
Posted on Tue Jun 22nd, 2021 @ 8:51pm by Captain Peter Gardner & Commander Sienae & Lieutenant Commander Jaha Odan & Lieutenant Commander Ashlynn Regan & Lieutenant Reina Elloway & Lieutenant Noli Auru & Lieutenant Salak & Lieutenant Tukot & Lieutenant Bek

Peter stepped out of his ready room and paused, at the doorway, looking across the bridge. The Bridge was a hub of activity. Lieutenant Salak was at the Operations, his fingers working at the console, clearly prepping the ship, from his end, for departure. To Lieutenant Salak's left, Lieutenant Noli…


Mission: Staging
Posted on Tue Jun 8th, 2021 @ 9:27pm by Captain Peter Gardner & Major Adam Fletcher & Brigadier General Thanaov Th'zorheq

Peter leaned back in his chair and rubbed his face for the second time in half an hour, trying to physically remove the fatigue that was coursing through him. He had one more Officer to meet and then he was going to take advantage of the bed he now had…

» Making the Trip

Mission: Staging
Posted on Fri May 14th, 2021 @ 6:29am by Lieutenant Reina Elloway

MD: --
Time: 0423
Scene: Starbase 39

Her eyes fluttered open and the purple ambient lighting in their station quarters filtered through. A small quirk hit her lips as she looked about a foot away from her, seeing Luka lying down on his side. Her right hand rested next…