Welcome to the USS Sojourner!

Our Tainted Utopia

The destruction of Mars set back Starfleet's exploration endeavors for a decade, and delayed its recovery from the Dominion War. In the wake of such devastation to it's infrastructure and morale, Starfleet pulled back. It closed and secured its borders. Starleet and Federation ideals faltered.

The unity of the Federation was tested as member worlds threatened secession over the Romulan supernova incident, and Federation humanitarian instincts were hampered by hawkish isolationism. "Let them die," had been spoken in the halls of Starfleet Command before, and it was spoken again. The Federation stumbled.

The Hope of Barzan

But a stumble is a stumble, not a fall. Starfleet forged ahead. Efforts to bring the Barzans into the Federation were slow but steady. Voices grew among a people who had largely known austere poverty and favored tight familial bonds above the interstellar society. Some wanted more for their children. Barzan delegates began the painfully slow process of bettering their world for eventual Federation membership.

The broken promise of the Barzan wormhole, now almost thirty years ago confirmed to be unstable, was looked at through fresh eyes and new technology. It could be stabilized on both ends, but it would take a lot of resources and delicate precision. The Barzan people would need more than just Federation resources. It would need a combined effort of the quadrant's polities. One of the surprising architects were the Tholians, who are guaranteed access to the wormhole for their contribution.

Pathfinder II Project

Starfleet's return to the Delta Quadrant was haphazard. Like Voyager some twenty years ago, Starfleet assets within the quadrant were forced to fend for themselves between cyclical openings of the wormhole. Several vessels were lost or went missing. One of those vessels, the venerable Ambassador-class starship Adelphi, was among those casualties and a harsh lesson learned. The species adjacent to the wormhole remained hostile and advanced technologically. Starfleet had to rethink its logistical presence: it needed a permanent outpost to support its vessels. It needed the ability to form reliable diplomatic ties.

The answer was Pathfinder Station and the Pathfinder II Project, named after its predecessor project which maintained successful contact with the starship Voyager.

WIth Pathfinder Station under construction, Starfleet has shifted strategy in the Delta Quadrant. Rather than large vessels with a lot of manpower and resources invested in them, Starfleet is deploying small, fast vessels capable of long periods between refuel and resupply. The Rhode Island-class refits of the Nova platform seemed a decent foundation. They were redesigned for autonomous, deep space mission profiles.

The first of those vessels deployed in the Delta Quadrant is the starship Sojourner.

Latest Mission Posts

» The Battle

Mission: Mean Green Queen
Posted on Fri May 24th, 2024 @ 3:24am by Lieutenant Xex Wang & Lieutenant JG Gwenwyn Marwol & Lieutenant Timmoz & LMH

[Immediately following 'Medic!']

Sickbay stood empty, eerily quiet, expectant. It felt like it was holding its breath. Only the duty nurse populated its vacant spaces, and her features were tense with anticipation. A frenzied emergency call from the CMO would do that to a person. Her eyes flickered around…

» Killing Time On A Long Ride

Mission: Mean Green Queen
Posted on Thu May 23rd, 2024 @ 6:15pm by Lieutenant JG Paisley F'Rar & Lieutenant Cassian Maritz & Lieutenant JG Josh Peters

Josh had been on this shuttle for over a week. He's read five books. He looked around to see how many people are on the craft. He saw one, then stood up and walked over.

"I don't mean to intrude. I'm Josh Peters. I'm headed for the Sojourner. Is that…

» Meeting Up

Mission: Mean Green Queen
Posted on Fri May 17th, 2024 @ 3:33am by Lieutenant Xex Wang & Lieutenant JG Leighton Romanowski


“...come on you muthah--” the rest of the epithet was lost in the a clatter of noise as an entire cabinet full of trauma kits cascaded out of their slots and down over Gatien Savoir's head and shoulders. He froze beneath the onslaught, which swiftly ran its course,…

» Petals and Pips

Mission: Mean Green Queen
Posted on Wed May 15th, 2024 @ 7:54pm by Captain Björn Kodak & Lieutenant Commander Victoria Cross

[Ready Room]
[USS Sojourner]
[MD 3: 0915 Hours]

"Kodak to Cross," the Captain said, rising from his chair and tapping his combadge. "Could you join me in my ready room when you have a moment, please?" He knew the woman was currently on the Bridge and probably looking in the…

» A thin line indeed

Mission: Mean Green Queen
Posted on Wed May 15th, 2024 @ 2:50am by David Mccolugh

OOC: The bar is open, anyone who wants to come by, come on down.

It was a thoughtful bartender who cleaned the lunch mess. It was the usual collection of plates and dishes; as he started washing some of the older cups and glasses, his mind wandered, as it did…

Latest Personal Logs

» Time to play

Posted on Sat Aug 5th, 2023 @ 1:56pm by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mia

Mia Phillips

Yeoman Mia Phillips found a way to fit in. Being an Orion caused the occasional rise of thee eye brow from time to time, but she made a name for herself by being punctual and having the answer to problems when asked to perform and not acting like…

» Personal Log: ENSIGN Noah Balsam

Posted on Sat Jun 24th, 2023 @ 9:34pm by Ensign Noah Balsam

"Huh? Huh? What do you guys think?"

Noah Balsam stood in the line of sight of his transmission- he wore a black uniform with gold shoulders, a black turtleneck and what appeared to be a seam of yellow that marked a chest flap closure. He tickled at his neck, craning…

» A Return to Service

Posted on Sat Apr 22nd, 2023 @ 6:04pm by Lieutenant Chaali

Chief Operations Managers Log.

I didn't think I would be back in this uniform so soon. I thought I'd put it away with the birth of our child, Iryndi. I named her after the most beautiful woman I've known. I hope the Fortunes are looking after her and those with…

» Mia Phillips

Posted on Mon Dec 19th, 2022 @ 9:35pm by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mia

Enigma, now that’s a word she liked. She had over heard a couple of the officers talking about her and they had used that word in an attempt to describe her personality. She guessed that maybe that was a good thing. Her command of the English language was pretty good,…

» The shape of things

Posted on Wed Dec 14th, 2022 @ 7:21am by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mia

Mia Phillips

Enigma, now that’s a word she liked. She had over heard a couple of the officers talking about her and they had used that word in an attempt to describe her personality. She guessed that maybe that was a good thing. Her command of the English language was…