Making the universe a better place, one tech problem at a time.

Welcome to the U.S.S. Archimedes, a unique, prototypical engineering variant of the Prometheus class. As such, the Archimedes has all the hallmarks of the Prometheus class (regenerative shielding, ablative hull armour and, of course, the multi-vector assault mode), plus a little bit extra. We've scrapped the marine division and the Starfighters to make room for more labs, perfect for all the scientists and engineers out there.

The Archimedes is part of a specialized division of Starfleet known as the SCE, or, Starfleet Corps of Engineering. So if you're looking for a sim with a focus on science and technology, you're in the right place! The Starfleet Corps of Engineers are renowned throughout the galaxy as individuals with brilliant minds and exceptional skill in the creation, manipulation and maintenance of technology. If you feel as though you fit the bill, have a look around...


Latest News Items

» Closing Shop

Posted on Fri Nov 11th, 2016 @ 11:23am by Captain Ariel Ostheimer in General News

Hello,

While this won't come as a surprise to most of you, I, none the less, regret to say that I simply cannot find the time for simming any longer. I attempted a return and managed to keep up for all of two days before I was again overwhelmed with life. I am deeply, deeply sorry to be of a disappointment.

This will remain open for a month to allow everyone a chance to retrieve bios and save them. After that, the sim will be archived.

I thank all of you, from the bottom of my heart, for making this place such a joy. I have made some excellent memories here and it helped me in ways that you cannot conceive of in a time when I could find happiness in nothing else.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

With the deepest love, and for the last time, this is your captain, signing off.

Farewell, and, perhaps, we'll meet again in the future.



Love long and prosper,

-- Sam


» Discord Server

Posted on Wed Oct 12th, 2016 @ 1:20pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer in General News

Hello~

I've set up a Discord server for Archimedes which can be found at: https://discord.gg/59J4bCH

When you click it, it'll prompt you for a screen name. Since I use Discord for a lot of my RP needs, I appear as 'Fox'. I know using pseudonyms isn't encouraged in TF, but I use this account across the board so....

Anyway, I'll leave it up so people can try it. If we decide that we like it, we can keep it. Otherwise I'll scrap the sever after a while if I see it not being used. =)

Thanks all!

-- Cap'n Ari.


» The Return

Posted on Tue Oct 11th, 2016 @ 1:00pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer in General News

My apologies to you all, my lovely crew.

Recently I've been plagued by...well, Real Life.

As a short summary to those who care (as an explanation to why I've been gone):

1) I quit my old job
2) Worked UNPAID for a few months and was essentially destitute
3) Finally got hired by the place I was interning at
4) Bought a house (for my mum)
5) Moved into said house

All this to say that this has been a whirlwind of a year. This, coupled with flagging muse, made me a bit unwilling to come back here.

I am infinitely sorry to have disappointed you all. I understand completely if any of you wish to leave. If you do, I hold nothing against you. However, please let me know sooner rather than later because I AM back and I plan on reviving my beloved sim - a place that I sorely missed while I was gone.

I've put in place a briefing starter which should help us get on track with where I left off in my plot. IC-ily, it'll be posted AFTER everything that Darrell has been working on (and I thank you so much for having believed in my little ship, enough to have stayed and tried to start some trouble on your own).

I also have a Halloween event planned out for a bit later.

I hope to have everything posted by the end of the month. In the meantime, please allow me a bit of time to get caught up on what I've missed. To anyone with senior staff members (which should be all of you, I think), please feel free to tag into the briefing (which is, ICily the next step).

Also, for ease of communication: Who here would be interested in a Discord channel for the ship? For those who don't know what Discord is, please visit: https://discordapp.com/

Signing up takes all of two seconds and it acts as a group chat so we can all plot together. If you're interested, let me know and I'll throw up a sever for Archimedes.

tl;dr: I've been a terrible Captain but I'm back now and intend to Try.

With Love,

Cap'n Ari


» I'm available

Posted on Mon Oct 12th, 2015 @ 5:15pm by Lieutenant Caleb Mitchell in General News

Hello everyone, I play Caleb Mitchell, the new diplomatic officer on board. I just wanted to let everyone know I am free if anyone wants to do a joint post with me.

Thanks


» Another New Face

Posted on Mon Oct 12th, 2015 @ 1:59pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer in General News

All,

Please join me in welcoming Lieutenant Caleb Mitchell to our lovely sim, played by Chris. Lieutenant Mitchell will be the first officer in our diplomatic detachment, and it's chief! Welcome aboard. Hopefully you'll be able to soften the blow of our dear Captain's sharper tongue, hm?


Love,
Ari


Latest Mission Posts

» Lost Combat

Mission: Under the Sea
Posted on Wed Oct 12th, 2016 @ 12:42am by Lieutenant Ka'Tock & Captain Ariel Ostheimer & Lieutenant Kara Deloia

ON

Once again Ka'Tock took the open 'Training' slot to get combat timee Range was not a standard range; he had choosen the combat range; setting it for a special program of his being entrenched and the enemy were coming at him. Sweeping the field of fire Ka'Tock was concentrated…


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Mission: Under the Sea
Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 @ 11:09am by Captain Ariel Ostheimer & Lieutenant JG Randall Donovan & Lucifer [Luke] & Lieutenant Commander Joran Suder & Lieutenant Kara Deloia & Lieutenant Vien Hadren & Lieutenant Ka'Tock & Lieutenant Zamiel ch'Anidem M.D. & Lieutenant Caleb Mitchell & Lieutenant Corbin Drake & Petty Officer 1st Class Tyrone Mitchell

[CONTINUED]
Joran wondered how Kes and the girls were faring. He hadn't checked on them in over twelve hours. Kes had been on duty and the girls were with a holo nanny. He hoped that someone was with them while they 'threaded the needle' again.

Once the small visitors were…


» Retrieving the Q [PART IX]

Mission: Under the Sea
Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 @ 11:06am by Captain Ariel Ostheimer & Lieutenant JG Randall Donovan & Lucifer [Luke] & Lieutenant Commander Joran Suder & Lieutenant Kara Deloia & Lieutenant Vien Hadren & Lieutenant Ka'Tock & Lieutenant Zamiel ch'Anidem M.D. & Lieutenant Caleb Mitchell & Lieutenant Corbin Drake & Petty Officer 1st Class Tyrone Mitchell

[CONTINUED]
Back on the ship Ariel nodded to Vien. "Get on it. Once they're ready we'll maneuver the ship into position. Kara, if you can hear this, let our much-nicer Q know that we're working on a way to make it happen."

Tapping her comm in a pattern Ari would…


» Retrieving the Q [PART VIII]

Mission: Under the Sea
Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 @ 11:04am by Captain Ariel Ostheimer & Lieutenant JG Randall Donovan & Lucifer [Luke] & Lieutenant Commander Joran Suder & Lieutenant Kara Deloia & Lieutenant Vien Hadren & Lieutenant Ka'Tock & Lieutenant Zamiel ch'Anidem M.D. & Lieutenant Corbin Drake & Petty Officer 1st Class Tyrone Mitchell

[CONTINUED]
[Planet]
Kara nodded at her team "Stand down ... Cassie and Drake take first watch for the met people/sirens. Drake you can scan but don't get caught I want to know their technology level. Luke let Caleb deal with Alaric. " she looked at her mate ~could we fit…


» First Date

Mission: Under the Sea
Posted on Tue Apr 26th, 2016 @ 5:22pm by Lieutenant Zamiel ch'Anidem M.D. & Lieutenant Caleb Mitchell

It had been more than a year since Caleb had been on a date. Sure he'd done his share of flirting, but it had never amounted to anything. He had never wanted it to There was still the ghost of Daniel that haunted him and kept him from really wanting…


Latest Personal Logs

» Questions

Posted on Fri Oct 24th, 2014 @ 7:20pm by Lieutenant Commander Joran Suder

Joran sat down at his computer in the silent darkness of his quarters. Kestra had been asleep for nearly an hour and the twins had been down for a little longer. It had been a very long day full of frustrations and the only way Joran knew to ease them…


» Rocking my world

Posted on Sun Aug 17th, 2014 @ 4:22pm by Lieutenant Kara Deloia

Security Officers personal log star date: 910817.12

I've just returned from a surprise summons to my grandmother's home on Betazed. What she said to me was far more startling and disturbing than the fact that she summoned me in secrecy. When I reached Medisea, I was immediately sequestered from the…


» Chief Medical Officer's Log

Posted on Thu May 1st, 2014 @ 12:12pm by Lieutenant Zamiel ch'Anidem M.D.

Chief Medical Officer's Log:

I have officially accepted my role as the new CMO of the USS Archimedes. Upon my entrance it seems that the crew had just finished a rough first contact with an energy being. What I have heard is that it took over all of the holo-emitters…


» Primer: Kessh race

Posted on Wed Aug 8th, 2012 @ 10:06pm by Crewman Bill

(The following is suggested reading for any Starfleet officer taking on the Kessh collective-entity known as "Bill" as a member of their crew. It is a succinct collection of freely available information on this relatively newly discovered race.

-Captain S. Reynaud, USS Kindjal, 2389)

The Kessh are a singular harmonious…