The Golden Stars lurked in the shadows. The Consortium destroyed from within. The Dolmoqour used the best parts of yourself to betray your kin.

For the last two years, the crew of the Century-Class USS Black Hawk have been forced through the tumbler where rocks become precious gems. This ship and crew now are among the best and the brightest in the Gamma Quadrant. Some have started families, others have found love, and others find solace in the bottom of a bottle.

The USS Black Hawk is now returning to the unknown, no longer on missions to dig and investigate deep, dark secrets, but to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little do any of them know that what they will soon encounter will be their greatest test of all!

Are you among the brave, bold, and curious in the Federation? Do you want to be a part of a decorated sim that has received multiple accolades from the simming community at large, including being recognized as a 2018 Squiddie recipient? Then the Black Hawk is for you!


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Latest News Items

» Recent Events

Posted on 18 Mar 2020 @ 1:27am by Captain Harvey Geisler in Out of Character

Hi everyone,

As I'm sure many of you are painfully aware, unprecedented events are taking place all over the world. As each of us lead different lives, each of us are impacted by these events in very different ways. Because of everything going on, I am suspending tagging requirements for this sim until further notice. If you are able to participate in the game, great. Please do, as I know some of us are stuck at home and need the distraction. For those of us not stuck at home, I'm sure our professional lives are intensifying with extra tasks and duties in order to fall in line with what is going on.

I'm asking for everyone to be patient with and to understand each other. This storm shall soon pass, and the time to rebuild normalcy will follow.

As always, if you have a question or concern, please hit me up on Discord.

Happy simming, everyone.

» Staffing Changes

Posted on 14 Feb 2020 @ 6:07pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

Hello everyone,

This has been an eventful week. Due to recent departures, the command team has been working pretty hard on figuring out our next steps and how to move forward. Turnover on Star Trek sims is nothing new. We've all been there. It happens both between and during missions. This particular instance was difficult since these departures could not just be whisked away and ignored. So, a couple things are going to happen.

First, I have been given permission by both players to write them our of our story. I will be dealing with this in an upcoming post.

Second, we have had to determine how to move forward with our medical staff, and whether or not we would look internally or externally. After discussing with the writers behind the two PCs in the medical department, we have decided to move forward by placing Lieutenant Jennin Rhula (Teix) into the Chief Medical Officer position. The "nitty gritty" details are still being worked out, and this will be handled In Character very soon.

In the meantime, gameplay will continue. Those of you who still need medical checkups can see Doctor Milo or Doctor Rhula, however it works out for you. If you have any questions, please be sure to let us know.

Thanks, and happy simming!

-Andrew / HG

» Make Us Go

Posted on 21 Jan 2020 @ 6:57pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Arrivals

Please welcome the newest member of our Engineering department, Propulsion Specialist Daniel Walsh! No, no relation to our XO. Welcome!

» The Blue Woman Cometh!

Posted on 09 Jan 2020 @ 8:30pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Arrivals

Please welcome our new Assistant Chief Science Officer, Zayna Ryler!

» Awards, Announcements, and Promotions! Oh My!

Posted on 04 Jan 2020 @ 9:31pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

As teased several times over the last few weeks, Season 3 is officially at an end. The Black Hawk is finally free of the Convergence Zone, and the lives of our crew members can at last return to normal. (Or will they…)

I have many things to cover in this news item, so let’s start with awards. Out of the myriad of nominations, the winners are….

Purple Heart: Captain Geisler, Lieutenant Di Pasquale, Staff Warrant Officer Griffin, Doctor Abrams (Joey), Lieutenant Beckett (Terry), Ensign Khan (Camila), Ensign Mackie (Harvey)

Player’s Choice: Lt. Di Pasquale, & Senior Chief Rylan

Exceptional Teamwork: Captain Geisler, Commander Teixeira, Lieutenant Geisler, Lieutenant Di Pasquale, Lieutenant JG Akorem, Lieutenant JG Sorenson, Lt. Commander Djinx, Lt. Commander Kij, Lt. Commander Milo, Senior Chief Rylan, Lieutenant Stuart, Lieutenant Roshe, Lt. Commander Walsh, & Lieutenant Alexander

Departmental Distinction: Sciences: Lt. Commander Kij, Lieutenant JG Rhula (Teixeira), & Senior Chief Rylan for discovering methods to detect the Dolmoqour and methods to overpower them.

Bronze Star: Lieutenant Abrams (Joey) for heroic efforts in attempting to capture a Dolmoqour host.

Honor of Excellence: Lieutenant Geisler

Player of the Mission: Captain Geisler

Congratulations to everyone! All players who participated in Missions 11-17 will also receive a special award, ”Lousy Zone T-Shirt” for entering, and surviving, the Convergence Zone and the Dolmoqour. This award, and the others listed above, will be available to view on the website soon.

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Next on our order of business is a change in personnel. Commander Teixeira (Teix) and I have known each other for… 16 or 17 years now. We first met in the Alpha Quadrant Simulation Group way back when, and we were both on the Black Hawk when it originally launched in 2004. When I stepped up to run the sim a year later, Teix stood by my side as XO. We’ve been through a lot together, and words cannot express how thankful I am for his service and his friendship, even in this now six-year old revival which has far outpaced the sim’s previous incarnation.

Sadly, with this change in missions and seasons, Teix will no longer be continuing ahead as our illustrious Executive Officer. Teix will be remaining aboard the sim, and will be switching his primary character to Lieutenant JG Rhula. I feel the most sorry for Doctor Kij and Lt. Commander Djinx, especially since Rhula’s distaste for joined Trill is now legendary.

The void left behind in the command team will be filled by our Squadron Commander, Terry Walsh. Please welcome him in his new role as Executive Officer.

The void left behind on the Flight Deck as will be filled by Lieutenant Gemma Alexander. Please welcome her in her new role as Squadron Commander and Alpha One.

Both of these promotions will go into effect as our next mission begins, and won't be official until they occur in character.

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Third on our list are promotions in rank. These promotions have been based on time on the sim, advancement in position, as well as involvement in our missions and adventures.

Terry Walsh, Commander
Jayla Kij, Commander
Camila Di Pasquale, Lt. Commander
Joey Geisler, Lt. Commander
Gemma Alexander, Lt. Commander
Jennin Rhula, Lieutenant

These changes will soon be reflected on our manifest. In Character, these promotions will occur in early January 2390.

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Regarding our next mission, I originally planned to start this on Monday. Since the last two weeks kept me hopping like mad and prevented me from doing some necessary writing of my own, I'm going to delay this mission start for another week. please continue to write for your characters in this wacky time in between the Zone and January 2390.

Finally, I want to thank each and every one of you. Since December 2013, we have published 1,345 posts in 20 different adventures (18 missions plus 2 interludes). Each one of these posts have enhanced the universe created by Gene Roddenberry. 2020 is going to be an amazing year for Star Trek as we all continue to body go where no one has gone before.

Live long and prosper, and happy simming!

-Andrew / HG

Latest Mission Posts

» Time for Drills: Armory

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 26 May 2020 @ 7:18pm by Ensign Shay Mitchell & Lieutenant Commander Landon Milo MD & Lieutenant Commander Tivan & Lieutenant JG Kemm & Ensign Sarah Proctor & Holographic Assistance and Support Avatar HASA

A slender black-skinned woman with tightly wound hair materialized in the Main Armory where Ensigns Mitchell and Protcor stood. "Greetings Ensigns Mitchell and Proctor," the electronic voice stated. "In accordance with the simulated war games, the ship will sustain simulated damage. As a result of the simulated damage, some personnel…

» Time for Drills - Shuttlebay

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 25 May 2020 @ 8:51pm by Commander Terry Walsh & Lieutenant Lucas Abrams M.D. & Ensign Kelly Khan & Chief Warrant Officer Roosje De Vries & Holographic Assistance and Support Avatar HASA

HASA suddenly appeared in front of two officers, Ensign Khan and Chief Warrant Officer De Vries, without having been summoned. It was the form of a rather tall brunette with sparkling green eyes and a Irish accent. “Greetings. In accordance with the simulated war games, the ship will sustain simulated…

» Fill Me In

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 15 May 2020 @ 12:55pm by Lieutenant Dijaat Parker & Ensign Alora Nasek

Dijaat had managed to get to engineering after having to request its location from the ship's on board computer system numerous times. He was afraid that he'd never get used to this place and had eventually managed to get inside of his office. "Let's see..." He remarked under his breath…

» Time For Drills: Engineering

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 11 May 2020 @ 10:46pm by Lieutenant JG Kemm & Commander Terry Walsh & Lieutenant Dijaat Parker & Ensign Alora Nasek & Holographic Assistance and Support Avatar HASA

“Greetings, Lieutenant Parker” said the newly installed HASA, as it appeared in the image of a Romulan male. “In accordance with the simulated war games, the ship will sustain simulated damage. As a result of the simulated damage, some personnel will be assigned simulated injuries for the purpose of time…

» Destroyer of Engineers

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 10 May 2020 @ 1:39am by Lieutenant Dijaat Parker & Captain Harvey Geisler

That would be the absolute last time Lieutenant Parker would order pizza from a replicator aboard a runabout, much less have to travel so far to get to the ship where he'd been assigned. The Angst was docked at Deep Space Nine and the runabout that had taken him through…