Community News

Maquis resistance crew imprisoned in Cardassian facility

UNKNOWN PRISON, DMZ — Freedom fighters of the Maquis resistance cell Skarbek apprehended by Cardassian officials and incarcerated in an unknown location.

Starfleet prisoner extradited to Qo’nos, rumours of Cult and Syndicate involvement abound

STARBASE 118 OPS — Klingon Janul of Kravzo’ch, who submitted himself to the authority of Starfleet after an altercation with the Cult of Molor, taken forcefully as Starfleet prisoner to the Klingon Embassy.

Roshanara Rahman promoted to Commodore

Commodore is an exclusive rank and title that captains and fleet captains can earn in our game once they have served as commanding officer of a vessel for five years (whether continuously during one tenure or cumulatively over multiple commands). Having completed their own “five-year mission” aboard their ships, these COs are recognized by our community as among our finest leaders in the fleet.

The Executive Council is pleased to announce the promotion of Fleet Captain Roshanara Rahman to the rank and title of Commodore!

Rahman – who most know just as “Rich” – joined us in May, 2010 and then first took command on April 5, 2016 (First Contact Day!) on the Invicta. He was promoted to Captain on August 6, 2016 and soon after moved with his crew to the USS Veritas, his current command. He was later promoted to Fleet Captain in 2019.

Rich is highly decorated as a captain, having earned the following awards in our Staff category:

  • Honor of the Admiralty, 2397
  • Staff Member of the Year Award, 2394
  • James T. Kirk Cross, 2394
  • Christopher Pike Pendant, 2395

Beyond the Veritas, Rich is a member of the Executive Council, Deputy Commandant of the Academy, Senior Editor of the Federation News Service (FNS), Facilitator of the Veterans Affairs Committee, and a Wiki Admin. He’s known as a creative thought leader in the organization – from his work beautifying the wiki, managing the Featured Bio Contest, and leading the FNS to his longstanding work in improving our processes in a way that benefits our membership.

You can learn more about Rich in these interviews:

And check out his wiki profile where you can learn more about his characters and service history.

Please join us in congratulating Commodore Roshanara Rahman on the forums!

It’s time to chat! Join us today for our monthly fleetwide party.

Join us in the chat room for our monthly OOC chat today (Saturday, April 10th) starting at 3:30 pm Pacific / 6:30 pm Eastern / 11:30 pm London / 8:30 am, April 11th Sydney (AUS). (See your timezone here.)

Click here to join the chat on Discord. It’s fun and easy, and only takes a minute to get set up if you’ve never signed up on before.

Our monthly chats are a place to meet other members of the fleet, catch up on current fleet events, share stories, and talk about Star Trek.

Serala promoted to Commander!

The promotion to the rank of commander is a joyous occasion in our community – the result of years of writing, mentoring, and learning the ropes. The multi-step process in a promotion to Commander starts with a nomination from two members of the fleet at or above the rank of Commander, followed by an initial vote from the Captains Council to allow the examination process to begin. Then, the member must pass both a written exam, and a practical exam. Finally, another vote by the Captains Council confirms the promotion. Candidates must show that they have great simming skills, strong knowledge of Star Trek, and the foundations of leadership and teaching skills.

The Captains Council is pleased to announce that Serala, First Officer of the USS Chin’toka, has been promoted to the rank of Commander!

Commander Serala joined StarBase 118 in 2017, and was posted to the USS Atlantis as a security officer. Advancing through the ranks, she became chief of her department in 2019 before switching to the strategic operations officer duty post at the end of the year. In 2020, she was named First Officer of the Atlantis and remains in that post after the crew transferred over to their new vessel, the USS Chin’toka, in September 2020. In addition to simming aboard Chin’toka, Commander Serala writes for Karise Indobri, Chief Medical Officer of the USS Juneau.

In addition to his simming, Jim, the writer for Serala and Indobri, is an active member of the Training Team, Image Collective, and Chat Team. He is a recipient of the B-Plot Award, Pathfinder Award, Khan Award, and Sheathed Sword, and he has received multiple ship commendations during the fleet’s annual State of the Federation Addresses.

Please join us in congratulating Commander Serala on the forums!

You can learn more about Serala on the wiki.

USS Arrow begins shore leave, reassigned from Theta 122

STARBASE 821 — As the situation on Theta 122 grows stable, the crew of the starship Arrow (NCC-69829) returns to Starbase 821 for rest and reorganisation.

Poll of the Week: You’re the Captain now! A Pirate’s Menace

As part of a new series in the Poll of the Week, we’re bringing you into the centre chair. When presented with a situation, how would you react? What would you do?

Listen to the New Episode of the SB118 PADDcast!

The rechristened SB118 podcast – PADDcast – is once again ready for your commlines.

Join Laz and Geoff for a very special First Contact Day Paddstravaganza in their fourth meticulously planned and strictly scripted episode! They’ll be talking about all the days big reveals for Picard, Lower Decks, Discovery and Prodigy!

Thanks for listening 118!

Click here to listen to the new PADDcast now. And be sure to subscribe to get notified of new episodes!

Honor of the Admiralty Winner: Fleet Captain Roshanara Rahman

Join us for a special interview in our series of interviews with winners of awards from our recent 2020 Awards Ceremony. The Honor of the Admiralty is a new staff award for 2020 and is the highest award that can be conferred upon a UFOP: Starbase 118 staff member under the rank of Rear Admiral. This award recognizes those who have served as staff members for a minimum of five years in a multitude of disciplines. From facilitating our task forces, engaging with the Captains Council, and leading with the utmost dedication, these writers volunteer their time, effort, and skill to building our game and community and have comprehensively earned the respect and loyalty of members.

This month we’re interviewing the writer behind Roshnara Rahman playing a female  Kriosian who serves as Captain of the USS Veritas. For 2020, she was the recipient of the Honor of the Admiralty, the first player to earn this prestigious award.

DeVeau: Would you be willing to share a little about yourself, the writer behind Captain Roshanara Rahman?  

Rahman:  My name is Rich. I’m from Michigan and live now in New England, USA. I got into Star Trek through TNG (tuning in just as the seventh season was wrapping up!), and I love being part of a wider international fan community here at StarBase 118.

How did you come across StarBase 118 and what led you to join the group?

I joined back in 2010, five years after Star Trek: Enterprise had gone off the air and although the new JJ Abrams-directed Star Trek movie had just come out one year earlier, I really missed the “prime timeline” and specifically the TNG/DS9/VOY-era. I’d been playing a little Star Trek Online around that time to get a little taste of stories set in that era, but I wanted something deeper, and having previously dabbled in play-by-email Trek games back in the 90s, I did a search for Star Trek simming and found my way to StarBase 118.

Join us for the fleetwide chat this coming Saturday, April 10th!

We invite all members of our community to join us in the Discord chat room on Saturday, April 10th, starting at 3:30 pm Pacific/11:30 pm UTC. This will be a special time event for our members in Australia/New Zealand/Asia.

The chat starts this Saturday, April 10th, starting at 3:30 pm Pacific / 6:30 pm Eastern / 11:30 pm London / 8:30 am, April 11th Sydney (AUS). Click here to see the start time in your zone, and add this event to your calendar.

This chat is open to all and casual, so feel free to come and go as you please. See you there!

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