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...

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Latest News Items

» Migrating Severs

Posted on Thu Mar 12th, 2015 @ 7:30am by Captain Ariel Ostheimer in Website Update

All sites are going to be migrating to a new server today. The sites will be down for an hour or two, perhaps three, as the migration occurs. If you find yourself unable to access the site for a bit, that's why.

See you all on the other side!

-- Cap'n Ari

» Live Long and Prosper

Posted on Fri Feb 27th, 2015 @ 12:47pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer in General News

A great has passed today. Let us take a moment to remember Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock himself.

His final tweet nearly brought me to tears:

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"


You will always be remembered.

-- Captain Ariel Ostheimer

» A Legend

Posted on Fri Feb 27th, 2015 @ 12:20pm by Lieutenant Zamiel ch'Anidem M.D. in Out of Character

On Friday a legend the great Leonard Nimoy passed from this life to move on to the next. He was my inspiration to first pursue acting when I was younger, and first peaked my interest in the sciences. When I was younger I loved his pointed ears and how he knew so much. He would defend himself if needed and his crew. Yet despite the repressed emotions and logical outlook on life his character Spock had very deep spiritual beliefs. This to was inspiration for me. His dedication to his character of Spock and to Star Trek is inspirational. I am proud to say that he influenced my life. Now that I am dedicated to the sciences more specifically the Biological and Medical sciences, I think back to the first time I saw Spock on t.v and how he was using his tricorder to scan a foreign life-form. Ever since then I always wanted to learn. I thank you Mr. Nimoy for not only influencing me but for also being influential on culture and society.

- Samuel(Sami) J. Medina, R.M.A, CEHRS aka Doctor Lieutenant Zamiel ch'Anidem

» December/End of Year Awards

Posted on Wed Jan 28th, 2015 @ 2:44pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer in General News

Holy! We really raked it in this year, as we always do.
Again, thank you all for dedication to the sim. This place wouldn't be anything without you. <3

Read all about it:
(Taken from the TF main page)


"December was an amazing month for a number of reasons. First, it was Christmas, and I love Christmas. (As the decorations around the IFS clearly indicated. lol) There are a number of other celebrations throughout the month. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, etc.

It was also a month of growth for Theta Fleet. A number of sims joined us last month. Some came from other fleets, some started new. one is a relaunch of an old sim. All bring more diversity and more opportunities to the fleet and its players.

It was also a month of great activity. All the award winners did very well. A number of sims that did not get awards also did well. The Red Dragon Inn had an impressive start.

With the increase in the number of sims, we have split the awards into Task Forces. So, there are now awards for TF23 and for Area 51. Congratulations all!

December TF Awards

Unit of Distinction Awards

Task Force 23:
Gold (tie): USS Archimedes & USS Katana
Silver: USS Calypso
Bronze (tie): Inti Colony & USS Missouri

Area 51:
Gold: USS Ragnarok
Silver: Starbase 80
Bronze: USS Endeavour

Player of the Month:
TF23: Nick. Nick has been instrumental in causing chaos on numerous sims. Basically, every sim he's on, he's causing trouble. That's why his name shows up here so often.
Area 51: Shawn Harper on the USS Achilles.

Writer of the Month:
TF23: Fluffy. Fluffy was (like Nick) nominated multiple times for this award. Her COs have noted that she has been helpful in moving stories along and blowing things up.
Area 51: Lieutenant Dania Storm, USS Ragnarok. Her posts have helped set up the next mission. Her foresight and planning have created ripples that will affect sub plots to come. She has also helped the CO to develop elements of an ongoing story arc.

Post of the Month:
TF23: Islandica: "One Small Step for an Enlisted Man..." (
Area 51: Starbase 80: "Hooded Specter" (

Quarterly Awards

CO of the Quarter:
Lucas Walker, USS Winchester
Walker joined the fleet and hit the ground running, earning UoD awards for both October and November. Unfortunately, he had some RL issues and went on ELOA for December and then had to close his sim. But we feel his effort deserves recognition and so give him the CO of the Quarter award.

XO of the Quarter:
Joran Suder, USS Archimedes
Suder has been acting XO for a while and recently stepped up officially. She is a great asset to the sim and the CO.

Annual Awards

CO of the Year (tie):
Ariel Ostheimer, USS Archimedes
Samantha York, USS Calypso
Both COs have won CO of the Quarter and both have circled each other for awards this year. Both are also actively involved in their sims and so we feel both deserve recognition.

XO of the Year:
Alexandra Vance, USS Calypso
Vance has been heavily involved in the chaos on Calypso, including blowing herself up in a shuttle accident. She can always be counted on to move the story forward or to sneak in and cause more chaos.

Sim of the Year (tie):
USS Archimedes
USS Calypso
Both sims, like both COs have been active, have come up with interesting story lines and have active crew that enjoy adding to the mix. So, we feel that both sims deserve to be recognized.

Player of the Year:
Todd, for his help as a webmaster, head of recruitment, web guru. He also ran Hogwarts for most of the year and gave it back to Josh to open the Red Dragon Inn.

Writer of the Year:
Ellie, USS Falcon, for single-handedly reviving the Falcon and posting on all the sims she belongs to."

» Wrapping Up

Posted on Wed Jan 28th, 2015 @ 2:15pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer in General News

Hi, all!

As soon as 'Blowing the Proverbial Popsicle Stand' is posted, we will officially be back in normal space.

For those of you who approached me with your personal plot arcs: now is the time to get those going. If you need me to jump in and tag here and there, let me know and I'll be happy to oblige, or organize anything you need.

If you haven't approached me with any ideas for personal plot arcs (for character development, etc.), before, but you have an idea now, let me know.

If you have no ideas, don't worry. I have something in mind for each of you to do. =)


Cap'n Ari

Latest Mission Posts

» Calling Home

Mission: Preparations
Posted on Wed Apr 1st, 2015 @ 8:14am by Lieutenant Zamiel ch'Anidem M.D. & Ensign Sonea Castillo


Zamiel had just managed to be convinced to get some rest by T'Lana and was on the turbolift making his way towards deck five. The trip was short and completely uneventful as most of the crew were busy relaxing or making their way towards the lounge on the same…

» Mini-Prometheus [PART III]

Mission: Preparations
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 @ 5:58pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer & Ensign Reyn Blythe & Lieutenant Hayk Barsamian & Lieutenant Vien Hadren & Ensign Samuel Harper & Lieutenant Corbin Drake


Looking thoughtfully at his PADD, Barsamian was reluctant to contribute to the discussion ongoing. From his perspective, his input was largely academic until they got down to testing the craft. He cleared his throat softly then ventured, 'automation is fraught, not just because of pilot distraction. A jamming signal…

» Mini-Prometheus [PART II]

Mission: Preparations
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 @ 5:58pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer & Ensign Reyn Blythe & Lieutenant Hayk Barsamian & Lieutenant Vien Hadren & Ensign Samuel Harper & Lieutenant Corbin Drake


Ariel grinned, watching her engineers work. Reyn was chewing on the inside of her cheek, gears turning in her mind as well. "Getting the programming for the regenerative shielding and ablative hull will be easy. I could re-spec the stuff that we have from the Prometheus. The problem might…

» Mini-Prometheus

Mission: Preparations
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 @ 5:57pm by Captain Ariel Ostheimer & Ensign Reyn Blythe & Lieutenant Hayk Barsamian & Lieutenant Vien Hadren & Ensign Samuel Harper & Lieutenant Corbin Drake


Ari sat behind her desk waiting for her summoned crewmembers to arrive. She was sitting on her hands in an attempt to control her excited energy. This was good news, or rather, an exciting potential project. It was the first assignment of this sort that they had received since…

» Tea

Mission: Preparations
Posted on Mon Mar 23rd, 2015 @ 1:56pm by Staff Warrant Officer Keiran Smith & Captain Ariel Ostheimer


Keiran had got his hard copy of the Lord of the Rings out and he had made tea for them both. He was sitting in his comfortable clothes and waiting for Ari.

Ari fidgeted outside of the door, unsure now whether or not this was a good idea. She…

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…