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 Engineering Officer
-- Assistant Chief Science Officer
-- Junior Officers & Enlisted Personnel
-- Have an idea? Contact the GM!
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING 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

» 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


» Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Posted on 12 Dec 2019 @ 4:43pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in General News

I can't believe I missed this! I really, really can't!

This past Saturday, December 7th, we hit a milestone. The Black Hawk is now 6 years old!

I am honored that not only have we made it this far, but that you all continue to make it fun to write with all of you. Let's CeLeBrAtE!!!!!


» Epilogue now open!

Posted on 06 Dec 2019 @ 3:41pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Sim Announcement

By now, all players should have received the notes for our next mission, Epilogue, which is also now open. This is a completely freeform mission where character development is the focus. Please follow the provided timeline for instruction on where characters could be.

Truth and Justice will remain open until the last major posts are out the door, which shouldn't be much longer.

Those of you bringing on new PCs or NPCs, feel free to bring them on board the ship anytime following June 1, 2389. Captain Geisler will be sticking close to the Black Hawk/New Bajor. Also connected to New Bajor is Gamma Command where our good friend, Admiral O'Connell, will be stationed. Both characters are available for JPs in that timeframe.

There will be other news, awards, and more coming to the Black Hawk starting next week. Those of you who haven't submitted your nominations for awards, please do so by Monday, December 9th.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to me via PM here or on Discord.


» Your Mind to Her Mind

Posted on 05 Dec 2019 @ 3:34pm by Captain Harvey Geisler in Arrivals

Please welcome Lieutenant Commander Tivan who will be joining us as Chief Counselor as soon as we're finished with our antics in the Convergence Zone!


Latest Mission Posts

» Avoidance

Mission: Epilogue
Posted on 20 Jan 2020 @ 5:18am by Lieutenant Jennin Rhula & Commander Jayla Kij

Rhula walked through the corridors of the Black Hawk holding a PADD in front of him. He wasn't actually looking at anything on it, but he was hoping to avoid any random interactions with crewmembers. He just wanted to get to Sickbay, inventory his lab, and get out as fast…


» Scatter Brained

Mission: Epilogue
Posted on 20 Jan 2020 @ 2:45am by Lieutenant Commander Joey Geisler & Commander Jayla Kij

Joey sipped her cup of tea, opting to avoid caffeine at all costs since she was nursing, and moved over to the bassinet to look in on the twins. They'd both been changed, fed, read to (though, they had no idea what their mother was saying to them), and were…


» I Don’t Need Help

Mission: Epilogue
Posted on 18 Jan 2020 @ 12:35am by Lieutenant Commander Tivan & Commander Jayla Kij

Reporting back to the Black Hawk meant psych evals were due again. Jayla hated them, but knew there was no getting out of it. And being that she didn’t like it when people were late for physicals or kept postponing their appointments, she opted to just show up on time…


» A Matter of Command

Mission: Sentience
Posted on 17 Jan 2020 @ 1:03am by Commander Terry Walsh & Captain Harvey Geisler

It had been more than two days since Harvey found himself needing an Executive Officer. For the last several months, Harvey had managed the Black Hawk alone, relying on Lieutenants Sorensen and Akorem to supervise the refit while he pulled double duty with Gamma Command and his attaché work with…


» Blue Skies

Mission: Epilogue
Posted on 17 Jan 2020 @ 12:18am by Ensign Kelly Khan & Ensign Quinn Mackie

The sun shone down on the small meadow that Quinn and Kelly found themselves in, the product of a picnic during the vacation they found themselves on while the Black Hawk was being repaired. The brunette had been unusually subdued but she still tried to be like her former self…