We’re (re)launching the USS Chin’toka!

We’re (re)launching the USS Chin’toka!

StarBase 118 is proud to announce the relaunch of the USS Chin’toka and would like to offer everyone an opportunity to participate in this exciting expansion of the fleet! We are seeking volunteers from across the fleet to fill out the ranks of the Chin’toka under her new commanding officer, Commander Serala!

We’re looking for members from all departments, so if you’ve been thinking about wanting a change or if you’re simply looking for a new way to challenge yourself creatively, consider joining the Chin’toka as she sets off on a new chapter of adventure!

About the Commanding Officer


Commander Serala

  • Species: Half-Romulan/Half-Human
  • Gender: Female (she/her)
  • Age: 47
  • Date of Birth: 235407.15
  • Birthplace: Bogotá, Columbia, Earth

Born of two heritages, Serala’s parents tried to instill in her the values of both of their cultures, and for the most part they were successful. However, like her physiology, Serala was partial to her Romulan heritage. She was especially drawn to the idea of mnei’sahe, the Romulan idea of honor, and she has modified this concept to fit her mixed values.

Serala tends to be reserved outwardly due to the incessant harassment she suffered from human children when she was a child. This has caused her to be suspicious of people until she gets to know them. One of Serala’s strangest quirks is her tendency to slip into Romulan when stressed, but she is aware of this and monitors it to the best of her ability. Due to her Romulan physiology and her upbringing in Bogotá, Serala has an intense dislike of the cold.

She began her Starfleet career aboard the USS Atlantis, rising up the ranks to reach the position of First Officer. She served as First Officer under Captain Jarred Thoran aboard the USS Atlantis and under Captain Mei’konda Delano aboard the USS Chin’toka and USS Astraeus before she was given command of the USS Chin’toka in 2401.

Learn more: Serala – 118Wiki

About Serala’s Player, Jim

Jolantru, everyone! My name is Jim and I play Serala, a female Half-Romulan Commander who has just been given command of the USS Chin’toka, a ship she is intimately familiar with having been present during its initial launch as its First Officer. I work on the Training Team as a Statistician and Trainer, I head the Fleet Chat Team, I am the Fleet’s Taskforce Coordinator, and a member of the Image Collective. I also have over 45 years of role playing experience, mostly as a GM/DM, and this is the most exciting opportunity I have ever been given. I am super excited and really looking forward to this new challenge. 

About the USS Chin’toka


The Chin’toka is stationed in the Par’tha Expanse, a region of space located slightly coreward and “below” Federation space (along the negative Z-axis) at the far end of the Jenatris Corridor, whose entrance is approximately 80 light years from Earth. The region is vast and even with the establishment of Shemsh Colony and the presence of the USS Astraeus, the area holds many opportunities for another ship and crew. There will be plenty of challenges, opportunities to conduct scientific missions, and to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before. She’ll be an excellent place for Starfleet officers to gain experience and to show their allegiance to Starfleet principles and values.

Read more about the USS Chin’toka on the wiki.

Are you interested in joining the Chin’toka? Feel free to ask Commander Serala any questions in the thread below or on the USS Chin’toka Discord channel [link]
Or head to the recruitment form now to put in a request for transfer.

There will be lots of new opportunities for fresh stories, new friendships, and sometimes even the chance to move up to department chief (when available). You will play an important role in developing the tone and feel of the sim.

By launching a new ship, we are able to add more open slots around the fleet for new ensigns, ensuring that new members are more likely to get their first-choice duty post. Meanwhile, it keeps the number of crew members down on each ship, so that each member gets more attention from the ship’s staff. These reasons make it more likely for new members to stay with the group long-term, and therefore help us grow the fleet.

Your captain has already been briefed about this launch, and you are encouraged to submit your transfer form if you’d like to play on the USS Chin’toka. Our community staff are in agreement that helping to alleviate overcrowding on our ships is good for everyone, and no one will be barred or discouraged from transferring.

Sign up to join the USS Chin’toka today!

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