Welcome, Friend!

A Message from the Commanding Officer

On behalf of the entire station population I’d like to welcome you to our website.

The year is 2394 - sixteen years after the events from the last Star Trek canon movie, Star Trek: Nemesis.*

The Celestial Class DS5 is on the edge of the Federation Frontier, gateway to the foreign empires of the Beta Quadrant and launchpad for those seeking fame as much as those who don't want to be found.

Orbiting the strange alien world of Pangaea, this frontier city in space is home to more than a hundred thousand beings and hosts the Dyson Repair Yards, state of the art Diplomatic facilities, and The Square Mile – a hundred promenade decks dedicated to Independent enterprises; artisans; advisors, professionals, and entrepreneurs making their way where Civilization meets the Wild Unknown.

Like DS9 that inspired us we are not just about Starfleet exploring and seeking out new worlds. Our cast of regular and recurring character is huge and our complex storylines cover a vast range of topics. Here civilians and non-allied aliens play an active role in shaping the story, adding a depth and diversity rarely seen on ship based simms.

DS5 is a simm for the long haul - several of our players have been with DS5 for more than ten years but we are always willing to open our arms to new players who want to become part of our family and our world - dedicated and imaginative writers are always welcome to make a home with us.

Please explore our site, read our mission posts, and if you enjoy what you see, consider joining us.

If you'd like to discuss your character concept/desired position before submitting a full application please send me a message.

If you don't see the position you would like listed, or if it is occupied by an NPC please drop us a line - the chances are we can make it available to you, or create it for your character.

Captain Maritza Soran
Commanding Officer - SB DS5

Theta Fleet CO of the Year 2020 Theta FleetSim of the Year 2019 Theta Fleet CO of the Year 2019

*Deep Space Five does not acknowledge or follow the timeline where Romulus gets destroyed.
Any references to events pertaining to the 2009 film or sequels will be removed.

We also do not currently acknowledge Star Trek Discovery, Picard or Lower Decks as cannon within the Original Prime Timeline.

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Latest News Items

» New(ish) player

Posted on Mon Mar 4, 2024 @ 9:42pm by Captain Maritza Soran in General News

Everyone please welcome back an old player!

Archangel, who used to play Natalie Cross, our old head of Intel, is back with a new PC, Liam Blackwood, who will be Assistant Chief Scientific Officer, when we get a station back. In the mean time, he's going to get roped into shenanigans on the basis or more scientists the better when mucking about with the ineffable tides of spacetime.

Live long and Prosper

» New Player

Posted on Mon Jul 10, 2023 @ 9:57pm by Captain Maritza Soran in General News

Everyone please welcome Terrie to DS5

They're playing Anson Lee, who will, eventually, become Assistant Chief of Security https://ds5.org.uk/index.php/personnel/character/212

Please welcome them with the traditional flurry of JPs

Live Long & Prosper

» Getting moving again

Posted on Sun Nov 27, 2022 @ 7:52pm by Captain Maritza Soran in General News

HI all

I hope you're well, and that those of you who observe Thanksgiving have recovered from your turkey hangovers.

I'm looking to start getting the sim more active and as such, Rich has offered to take over as XO now that Matt is sadly not coming back. I am very happy to take him up on that and have another creative player as XO.

I know I've been out of commission for a while but I really want to get things moving again, so firstly I want to check who is still here, and who isn't. If you want to carry on with DS5, please let me know by DM by this time next week.

For anyone who doesn't respond, I will move their characters to inactive, in case they decide to comeback, and writing them out gracefully.

I look forward to hearing from all of you
Live Long and Prosper

» New player annoucement - New CIO

Posted on Fri Apr 16, 2021 @ 9:43pm by Captain Maritza Soran in General News

Hi Everyone

Please welcome Steve to our happy family"

Steve is going to play the new CIO, who is as we speak, smuggling his way onto the station to be our man on DS5.

Please give him the traditional welcome gift of a flurry of JPs as he seeks to make contact with the people remaining on the station.

Live Long and Prosper

» Awards!

Posted on Tue Apr 13, 2021 @ 9:48pm by Captain Maritza Soran in General News

Hey Everyone

Lots of shinies this month

From Theta fleet we picked up Gold Unit of Merit, Thom was awarded Player of the Month, and We all picked up post of the Month for Home Front

We also picked up Sim of the Quarter, and Thom also got Player of the Quarter.

There's also a a whole bushel of sim awards that went out:

Antagonist Award - Thom/Hydel Turvan
Heart of the Tiger - Chris/Colonel Means
Flying Cross - Bill/Tam Haican
Departmental Service: Command - Matt/Caleb Ryan
Creativity Award - Charlie/Alanna
Crew’s Choice - Stuart/T’lul
Crews Choice - Notty/Maritza Soran

Long Service: 5 years - Brian/Annora Tessaro
Long Service: 2 years - Rich/ Jason Haines
Long Service: 3 Years - Chris/ Colonel Means

It was lovely to see so many nominations from people other than me, so pelase don't hesitate to recommend your fellow players (or even yourself) for an award.

Congratulations everyone!

Latest Mission Posts

» Tah and the tailor

Mission: Tergum In Tempus
Posted on Tue Jun 18, 2024 @ 8:55pm by Civilian Eris Tah & Civilian Thavas Th'Omtala


Thavas technically wasn't even open when the chime at his door announced a visitor, and a glance at the security camera revealed another andorian standing expectantly at his door; a tall female with a severe bob, the flared tipped antennae of a Bish'ee rising up out of a fringe…

» The End of Bag End? (working title)

Mission: Tergum In Tempus
Posted on Sun Jun 16, 2024 @ 4:44am by Lieutenant Alanna Wells & Lieutenant JG Brianthe Oaxaca & Civilian Jason Haines


Alanna arrived at Bag End, concerned that the protective shielding was gone. She couldn't even open the hatch to land the shuttle, so she landed it in the ancient village in the trees where it wouldn't be found, locked it so only she, Bri, and Jason could enter it,…

» A Small Piece of the Action

Mission: Things Past
Posted on Mon Apr 29, 2024 @ 12:08am by Civilian Thavas Th'Omtala

OOC NOTE: The Iotian Outfit depicted are an extension of the TOS Episode "A Piece of the Action".



On a rainy day on the pleasure planet Rigel II, Thavas Th’Omtala walked into Benvolio's, the Italian restaurant that one of his clients 'had a relationship with' (ie: the restaurant…

» The Crown of Failure

Mission: Tergum In Tempus
Posted on Wed Mar 20, 2024 @ 9:39pm by Captain Maritza Soran & Civilian 'Key Holder' Dorian Gabriel

OOC: I think this is a good follow-up to the fallout over the loss of DS5 and the after-effects.

It was not everyday that a member of the Federation Security Council made his way to the Office of the President of the United Federation of Planet's unannounced. However, today was…

» Providence: Save Me A Seat

Mission: Things Past
Posted on Sat Mar 2, 2024 @ 4:55pm by Lieutenant JG Liam Blackwood


# The events in this post occur aboard the USS Providence, the vessel where Liam Blackwood served before his assignment to Deep Space 5.
# Approximate Timeline: 70 Days Prior to 'Tergum In Tempus' MD 01

[USS Providence]

“Lieutenant Blackwood, report to Captain’s ready room.”

“On my way.” Liam…