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Relations established with Imperial Losarian Commonwealth

LOSARIA — As emerging relations take their first steps, the Columbia crew were invited to the Losarian homeworld in appreciation for the timely capture of a Losarian outlaw.

Pirates confronted and ancient artifact recovered by USS Columbia

DELTA VEGA I — Starfleet has confirmed the successful retrieval of a stolen historical artifact following a pursuit of the thieves from Dehner Base.

Tensions between USS Columbia and Dehner Base intensify under pressure of stolen ancient samples

DELTA VEGA I — The USS Columbia and Dehner Base have been attacked by criminal elements native to the distant Sagittarius Reach.

USS Columbia enjoys shore leave at Delta Vega I research facility near the Galactic Barrier

DELTA VEGA I — After the hectic events of the past few weeks, the USS Columbia arrived at the recently completed Dehner Base, a scientific outpost and research facility established to study the effects of the Galactic Barrier.

Starfleet Captain survives yacht crash landing and found on isolated planet

M-18138512 — Captain Whittaker of the USS Columbia located on isolated planet having survived a crash landing in his Captain’s yacht. Quarantine is now enforced for access to Sagittarius Reach.

USS Columbia captain goes missing as crew discovers Earth sleeper ship

M-18138512 — As a search and rescue operation is launched to find Captain Whittaker of the USS Columbia, a mysterious Earth sleeper ship has been discovered alongside the wreckage of the USS Belle.

USS Blackwell crew transfers to USS Columbia

DEEP SPACE 26 — With the events of P-409 Sigma now behind them, the crew of the USS Blackwell enjoyed some much-needed downtime.

Check out the history of the Columbia

Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated Community History Team, the rich history of the USS Columbia has been excavated and added to our wiki for historical purposes.

The Columbia has had three commanding officers in our game: Mal Avatar, Benjamin Livingston, and most recently, Brek.

Using our email archives, other wiki records, and Community News, log entries from Captains Mal Avatar and Ben Livingston’s era have been recovered, as well as a complete crew history, complete awards history from all three eras, and a full episode guide which details every mission undertaken by the ship’s crew.

The Columbia’s updated wiki area also features a graphics page, shore leave logs written as poetry, and a list of the namesakes of the Columbia.

Head on over to the USS Columbia wiki page to read more about this proud ship and her history.

You can learn more about the Community History Team, or join them, on the forums.

USS Columbia aids Romulan colony

ESTAVA — Freedom’s Hope, a mining colony key to the Romulan Republic’s fledgling economy, broke off all communication, prompting an investigation by USS Columbia.

Following a request by the Romulan Republic, USS Columbia was sent to Estava, a planet at the edge of Republic territory. A former holding of the Romulan Empire, this planet and its valuable mineral resources have been disputed by the Empire in recent years to be rightfully theirs. The colony, renamed Freedom’s Hope under Republic control, is unique in its effort to serve as a free and safe workspace for Romulans and Remans alike.

As the closest Federation ship, Columbia rendezvoused at Estava with the Republic ship RRV Mhr’Vaat to begin an investigation. Unexpectedly, they were also met by the Imperial ship IRW Carnifex.

Commander Brek sent an away team led by Lt. Commander Rendal Rennyn to investigate the apparently abandoned colony, while Columbia dealt with the presence of the rival Romulan ships. Soon, Columbia was able to beam aboard a large number of miners and colonists who had gone into hiding in the mines. The ship is housing the Romulans and Remans in temporary quarters designed by Counselor Talia Kaji.

Reports indicate the miners were hiding from the spread of an ailment of unknown cause, which transformed some of the colonists into unrecognizable monsters. It is unclear whether this is some form of contagion, parasite, or the result of secret scientific experimentation, but Dr. Johanna MacLaren and CSO Lt. Commander Kevin Breeman are investigating.

Columbia continues to investigate the nature of this horrifying affliction, even as it has spread to the ship through contact with the rescued colonists. It is not yet clear what assistance, if any, is being offered by Mhr’Vaat or Carnifax.

“If Columbia is caught between ships from the Romulan Republic and the Romulan Empire, it is certain their operations will be hindered by the rivalry of those two factions,” said Fiordiligi Gosk, a Federation political commentator.

While the surface team explores colony facilities that have been overrun by monsters, the ship’s crew faces danger of exposure to this terrifying affliction. Though Romulan disputes seemed to be a threat to Columbia‘s safety, the real danger bears no political affiliation, and threatens to impact all those involved.

USS Columbia returns from 4-dimensional planet

STARBASE 118 — After witnessing the birth of Hemix II, a new planet at the intersection of the 4th dimension, the crew of USS Columbia has returned to spacedock.

An attempt on the life of Commander Brek, Starfleet’s first Ferengi captain, headlined a variety of remarkable events aboard USS Columbia in the Skalur Expanse. Sent to investigate an island ecosystem on Hemix that appeared overnight, Columbia encountered pirates, assassins and creatures from the fourth dimension in an adventure that put the new captain and his crew to the test.

A pirate leader, Chennel, was captured and incarcerated under Federation law following her vicious treatment of prisoners Lt. Commander Tyler Kelly, Lt. Theo Whittaker and Lt.jg Mirra Ezo. The three were awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while imprisoned.

“I have your away team as my prisoners, Commander. I thought I would let you see one of them… before I had him executed,” Chennel is reported to have threatened over comms, before claiming Hemix was her planet and demanding Columbia leave the region.

While Chennel was captured and remanded into Federation custody, another attacker went free. The mysterious shapeshifter known as Que made an attempt on Brek’s life on the Ferengi’s own bridge. Que was cornered by several officers after a shipwide search, and rendered unconscious by a paralyzing agent released by Dr. Johanna MacLaren. Que later disappeared from custody on Starbase 118, and her whereabouts are unknown. It is thought she posed as a Columbia crewman for several months prior to the assassination attempt.

Lt. Commander Kevin Breeman is being lauded for his discoveries in the fourth dimension that seems to intersect at the site of Hemix. While his research has yet to be released, scientists at the Daystrom Institute eagerly await Breeman’s remarkable findings. Breeman has been made Chief Science Officer aboard Columbia.

Following their adventures, the crew headed to Echevar, a resort planet not far from Starbase 118. There, Commander Brek reserved a ski lodge as a reward for the crew’s hard work and dedication. Brek awarded his officers with ribbons for gallantry, bravery and discovery, as well as presenting a Prometheus Ribbon to the entire crew, and an Explorer’s Ribbon for their discoveries on Hemix, including the planet itself, which transformed into the new planet Hemix II as a result of its intersection with the fourth dimension.

During the ceremony on Echevar, Ensigns Mirra Ezo, Antero Flynn and Diego Beyett were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant JG. More amazing discoveries and exciting adventures await the crew, with Columbia set to embark on a new mission soon.

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