No Matter Where You Go, There You Are

The USS Excelsior holds a proud place throughout history. Originally dubbed the Great Experiment and commanded by one Hikaru Sulu. In Latin, Excelsior means 'Ever Upward'. Throughout its time, each Excelsior has been a Ship of the Line, starting with the Original Excelsior Class vessel.

More recently, the Excelsior-C holds a proud place in the history of The Federation. The Excelsior served in 2384 during the Battle of Union. Subsequently, the Excelsior was the first Federation Starship to discover The Round Table. Some months after, the Excelsior completed the first of many successful exploration missions throughout that sector. The Excelsior completed many first contact missions making the discovery of the Round Table extremely important.

The Excelsior participated in the Battle for Starbase 900. At the start of the battle, Starfleet Command ordered the destruction of the Federation Transwarp Gateway. The Excelsior carried out their orders. Now, the Excelsior with the Task Force must now seek a way back to Federation or face the same danger that Voyager faced.

About the Game

It is our aim to create an enjoyable and stimulating environment to write and be creative. The Excelsior has a rich and diverse history, spanning many years and many Commanding Officer's.

Many people have come to love the Excelsior. I myself was told when I first took over the Excelsior that she is a special ship and I have learned that. It is special. Its a special place to write and I have made some great friends along the way, which is the ethos of the Excelsior. Have fun, in our special place with friends.

If you would like become part of the history that is Excelsior, please submit an application. We are only as a strong as the players who write. The aim is for us to be a community of collaborative writers, creating a story together.

The Excelsior run's slightly differently to other games. All the Department Head Positions are filled by NPC's, written for by the Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer. If you wish to take a position held by an NPC, you must apply and write for the Department as the Assistant Department Head before moving up to the Department Head.

Mission Details

Excelsior's current mission is 'Enemies Closer.' This mission will involve the Vaadwaur and provide the crew with many subjects to explore.

Mission Day: MD 3 and 4
Location: Excelsior is in transit towards the Mordred Nebula

Important Notes:

It has been 3 weeks since the Battle of Starbase 900, where the Station was destoryed by the Borg


We are currently recruiting for several key Senior Officer positions.
Chief Flight Control Officer
Chief Engineering Officer
Chief Science Officer
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Counselor (please e-mail to discuss this position)

Established February 16th, 2013 - Gardner Era. 4 YEARS

Latest News Items

» Discord

Posted on Saturday February 18th, 2017 @ 5:10pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Today I have created a Discord server for us to use instead of the IRC chat. It works better, I have a mobile app that is constantly connected and I'll get constant notifications when anyone messages inside our General Chat, that way, I won't miss anybody popping in for a chat.

If anyone has any experience with Discord, please let me know. I need help setting a bot up.

Please click the following link to get an invite, it will open up to download an app for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Thank you,


» Website Backup

Posted on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 @ 9:30pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Hi all,

The website is back up!

I am going working on getting us a header image. Any issues,please let me know.


» Site Update

Posted on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 @ 6:54pm by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Hi everyone,

The website will be down for a few hours. I am upgrading the Nova to the latest version. However, I will be ditching the skin. It was designed around an older version of Nova and I have noticed it has be the common denominator in the issues we face with Nova. I am going to be putting another skin up for the time being until such time we can get another designed for us.

If you or someone you know can create us a skin, that would be great.



» Happy New Year

Posted on Saturday December 31st, 2016 @ 11:57am by Captain Peter Gardner in General News

Hi all,

I'd like to wish you all a very happy new year. I hope you had a good Christmas (or whatever you celebrated).

The Excelsior will recommence on 3rd of January 2017.

Thanks guys!


» Website Issues

Posted on Sunday November 13th, 2016 @ 5:16am by Major Zeleny Novacek in General News

Bobby and I have run into an issue with the website allowing us to log in to the control panel. The website is still viewable, this issue seems restricted to the control panel (and hence posting and messaging). I have tried with Chrome and Firefox to no avail. I've managed to get partial access to features using MS edge browser (enough to post this news update anyway). This is likely a server issue with our hosting provider, hopefully it will clear up soon, but may not until we can get ahold of our hosting admin.

And if you're NOT having trouble logging in, feel free to post in the meantime.

Latest Mission Posts

» Remnants of Anchorage, Part V

Mission: Enemies Closer
Posted on Thursday March 2nd, 2017 @ 10:13pm by Major Zeleny Novacek

After all the surviving Starfleet marines were lifted up to Invidious and sorted out into the ship’s barracks, now full to bursting, Zeleny convened a meeting with his officers, all of them, even the mercenaries.

Zeleny, ever mindful of reinforcing his position of power, stood at the captain’s perch overlooking…

» Green Rabbit Project

Mission: Enemies Closer
Posted on Thursday February 23rd, 2017 @ 10:18pm by Commander Magnus Sterling & Ensign Mirenna Ral

Excelsior's Intelligence Center was much exactly as Sterling had left it earlier that day, an enormous amount of data processed through this facility's terminals, intelligence officers combing the data streams for useful or insightful clues regarding all manners of avenues of interest. This time he found Ensign Mirenna Ral engrossed…

» Pondering

Mission: Enemies Closer
Posted on Friday February 17th, 2017 @ 5:37pm by Captain Peter Gardner

Peter was stood at the window in his ready room, looking out as the Mordred Nebula got closer. He sipped his coffee, a Raktajino, as he realised that he had been in Command of the Excelsior for just over a year. And that also meant that his parents had died…

» Finding the Vaadwaur Part 1

Mission: Enemies Closer
Posted on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 @ 2:58pm by Captain Peter Gardner & Lieutenant JG Veresa Turin & Commander Magnus Sterling & Lieutenant Commander Nomi Bernard & Lieutenant JG Raina Lorrel

"We're approaching the Mordred Nebula." Ensign Davies spoke up from the helm station just as the turbo lift opened revealing the senior staff. Seeing Veresa, the young Ensign stood up from the console and allowed her senior to replace her. "Dropping to impulse power." Veresa reported as she took her…

» Ground Rules

Mission: Enemies Closer
Posted on Monday January 16th, 2017 @ 12:13am by Commander Magnus Sterling

Ramall stood outside Magnus Sterling's office clutching a bronze-colored Cardassian PADD at his side. He tapped it quietly against thigh as he stared at the door chime. He had to be careful with this new crew. Unlike the Deadalus, Greset hadn't been presented with the opportunity to bond with the…

Latest Personal Logs

» Released for Duty

Posted on Sunday January 22nd, 2017 @ 1:15am by Commander Sienae t'Rllaillieu

The vaporous mixture of steam and water from the sonic shower caressed the body like like a warm blanket. The remaining tingling that had saturated her body for weeks, seemed to just roll away with the beads of water. It was a mystical experience to achieve equilibrium again. For the…

» Let Him Posture

Posted on Saturday April 9th, 2016 @ 4:55am by

Lieutenant J.G. Beardsley, Personal Log

Just got off the comm with Dad. I told him about my transfer to the Excelsior, and he barely batted an eye. Just told me what he usually does, about how it'll just be a luxury cruise compared to how he served. Yeah right, Dad.…

» A New Journey

Posted on Monday April 20th, 2015 @ 12:39am by Lieutenant Lucille Zenne

For four years, she had studied on foreign worlds, conducting research for the benefit of the Alpha Quadrant's most vulnerable species. Her first ship assignment, the Excelsior, would now take her to possibilities she could not imagine, at least that is what she hopes.

Personal Log, Stardate #####

"This is…

» Chief engineer's log entry

Posted on Tuesday March 10th, 2015 @ 8:25pm by

"Chief Engineer's Log, Lieutenant Command Rachel Hanssen, USS Excelsior.

"Today, Lieutenant Adow, Senior Chief Miller, and myself found ourselves assisting some junior recent transfers in replacing a plasma conduit in the port nacelle. It was entirely uneventful, save for some uncharacteristic swearing on behalf of the senior engineering staff. I…

» Romantic Entanglements

Posted on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 @ 9:58pm by

Yoshi always eagerly anticipated his scheduled calls to Koko. She was performing so admirably at the academy and her results so far indicated she would make a splendid Starfleet Scientist. She loved the stars and so it was only fitting that she major in Astro Physics and Stellar Cartography. Yoshi…