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 Federation resources.

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

» A little heads up (to be named)

Mission: On the Road Again
Posted on Fri Jun 9th, 2023 @ 12:50am by Lieutenant Xex Wang & Lieutenant Jennifer Bracco, M.D.

[CMO's Quarters]
[Deck 2]
[MD 2-- 1915]

Gwenwyn disappeared down the hallway and Xex stepped back, allowing the doors to whoosh shut, cutting off the bright hallway lights, and leaving Xex in the pleasant nighttime dimness of his suite. It should have been relaxing, lulling him back into much-needed slumber,…

» Anomalous Accidents

Mission: On the Road Again
Posted on Tue May 30th, 2023 @ 9:32pm by Lieutenant Xex Wang & Lieutenant Charles Bridgeport

[Sickbay, deck 2]
[MD 02, 2144hrs]

Sickbay hummed with what Xex was hoping was a slightly higher level of activity than normal. The away team had been directed to check in with sickbay on a schedule to ensure none of the pathogenic bacteria from the surface lingered in their system,…

» Abstract Concepts

Mission: On the Road Again
Posted on Mon May 29th, 2023 @ 11:09pm by Lieutenant Jennifer Bracco, M.D. & Ensign Mei Ratthi

[Outside Dr. Bracco's Office]
[Deck 4, Section 3]
[USS Sojourner]
[MD 3: 1055 Hours]

‘It’s okay, Mei, she’s not going to bite.' Mei turned that into a mantra as she exited the lift and forced herself to go in the right direction instead of turning around, getting back on the…

» Resignation

Mission: On the Road Again
Posted on Sat May 27th, 2023 @ 5:16pm by Lieutenant JG Gwenwyn Marwol & Lieutenant Xex Wang

Entering sickbay for duty was the same as every day. For Gweywn, today felt different, like an end of an era. He was wearing the standard uniform but wore a uni-sex skirt instead of trousers, which he had never worn on duty. A PADD was in hand, swaying past his…

» Ramifications

Mission: On the Road Again
Posted on Sat May 27th, 2023 @ 12:47am by Captain Björn Kodak & Lieutenant Commander Emni t'Nai & Lieutenant Xex Wang & Lieutenant Timmoz

[The Briefing Room]
[USS Sojourner]
[MD 2: 0655 Hours]

With the away team having returned the day prior, Kodak had given his senior officers time to compile and submit their reports about what had happened down on Shaddam IVa ahead of an official briefing. This, in turn, gave the Captain…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» Heading to the Delta 3

Posted on Fri Dec 2nd, 2022 @ 6:07pm by Lieutenant Charles Bridgeport

They say when you’re under cover, keeping your back story as close to the real thing as possible is the best policy. This should be easier for her because not an awful lot was known about Vendom, where she came from by your average Star Fleet crewman. And if she…

» Heading to the Delta 2

Posted on Thu Dec 1st, 2022 @ 3:56pm by Lieutenant Charles Bridgeport

The cell they had put The Orion in was built for dignitaries. It was more like a hotel room than anything else. As they arrived for this their second visit in as many days, there were heads of State and members of the City Government just leaving. They all expressed…