Sentience



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!



OPEN POSITIONS


-- Civilian Affairs Liasion
-- Assistant Chief Security Officer
-- Assistant Chief Engineering Officer
-- Fighter Pilots
-- Junior Officers & Enlisted Personnel
-- Have an idea? Contact the GM!
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING MEDICAL AND INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

Applications for senior officers should be no higher than Lieutenant.
Applications for junior officers should be no higher than Lieutenant JG or Chief Petty Officer.


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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

» A Memorial to Guilt

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 01 Apr 2020 @ 12:55am by Senior Chief Petty Officer Mila Rasputin & Captain Harvey Geisler

It had been days since Mila had tried to get passed telling Joey about her role in Torg's death, and she still hadn't succeeded. To make matters worse, it seemed that every time she tried to get in contact with Joey, the woman had something else to do. The Russian…


» Working Lunch

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 01 Apr 2020 @ 12:25am by Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Captain Harvey Geisler

What a morning.

Harvey's hopes for an uneventful mission had been thoroughly dashed that morning. Between the incident between Commanders Di Pasquale and Tivan, and then having to suddenly deal with a change of command with the Medical department, Harvey had found himself wanting to take the rest of the…


» Fair Judgment?

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 @ 2:28am by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale & Lieutenant Commander Tivan & Ensign Shay Mitchell

Harvey tapped his combadge as soon as he left Commander Di Pasquale's office. "Geisler to Ensign Mitchell. Meet me in Interview Room One in the Security Complex."

"On my way," Shay said just before securing her terminal and rising to her feet to begin the short walk to Interview Room…


» Two Sides to Every Story

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 @ 2:28am by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Camila Di Pasquale

The benefit to security being centralized on the Black Hawk meant that the trek to the Chief of Security's office would not be far from the brig. Harvey had managed to arrive at the brig a short while ago without encountering a drone or a patrol, likely due to the…


» Riposte

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 31 Mar 2020 @ 2:27am by Captain Harvey Geisler & Lieutenant Commander Tivan


Previously...0900 hours

"Tivan to Geisler. Please come to the brig."

There was no chirp to indicate a channel had opened and the Security Chief looked over her shoulder again. "Oh, those are automatically deactivated. You can use the replicator for basic nutritional supplements, but don't expect fancy. Computer, dim lights…