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
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.
Latest News Items
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
Posted on Sun Nov 27, 2022 @ 7:52pm by Captain Maritza Soran in General News
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
Posted on Fri Apr 16, 2021 @ 9:43pm by Captain Maritza Soran in General News
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
Posted on Tue Apr 13, 2021 @ 9:48pm by Captain Maritza Soran in General News
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.
Posted on Thu Apr 1, 2021 @ 8:51am by Captain Maritza Soran in Sim Announcement
I'm just looking at the numbers from March. Between us we got our post count to 127 which is the equivalent of twelve each! Thats amazing!
In April, we're going to carry on with the evacuation, and eventually the DS5 personell should all be evacuated and waiting. The first stage will just be getting people off station, packing them in wherever they can, and then dispersing them to the Starfleet ships arriving in the subsequent few hours. The fall out and Cardassians getting to enjoy their victory will be in the next mission., details coming soon
So well done to every one, especially Thom, for all you're incredible hard work and fantastic writing. Lets ee if we can do just as well this month!!
Live long and prosper
Latest Mission Posts
Mission: Si vis pacem, para bellum
Posted on Sat Oct 21, 2023 @ 10:45pm by Captain Maritza Soran & Commander N'Evran & Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Means III & Lieutenant Kivan Ta'Gas & Lieutenant Annora Tessaro & Lieutenant T'Lul & Lieutenant Alanna Wells & Lieutenant JG Anson Lee & Civilian 'Key Holder' Dorian Gabriel & Civilian 'Arrival' Geral Lasuma & Lieutenant JG Brianthe Oaxaca & Civilian T'gan & Civilian Jason Haines & Civilian Hydel Turvan
*COM* This is Headquarters Company (HHC) to 2-313 Security Battalion, commit all forces to repelling the Federation invaders that have entered the portal complex. All weapons are authorized, make those Federation bastards pay for every inch with their blood!" Gul Meran said into his unit to the Security…
Silje followed her guide through a Jefferies tube before they popped out into a large, half finished, room. There among the half dozen or so crewmen, she recognized Petty Officer Tihr who waved at her.
"Welcome to our humble abode. It's nothing fancy, but allows us to hide from…
Mission: Si vis pacem, para bellum
Posted on Mon Oct 9, 2023 @ 9:57pm by Captain Maritza Soran & Commander N'Evran & Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Means III & Lieutenant Kivan Ta'Gas & Lieutenant Annora Tessaro & Lieutenant T'Lul & Lieutenant Alanna Wells & Lieutenant JG Anson Lee & Civilian 'Arrival' Geral Lasuma & Lieutenant JG Brianthe Oaxaca & Charghwl'IH of the House of Soval & Civilian Hydel Turvan & Civilian Jason Haines & Civilian Sha'rae Astare & Civilian Dorian Torel
"But the Transphasic Warp drive is still in the experimental stage." Gul Hulceed said with confusion painted across his face. "Even on a Dumar-class vessel, it could only work for short periods of time before needing calibration. On a vessel the size of a Groumall freighter, the intensity…
Glinn Lisek was ready to call this grid done and dusted. At over three thousand kilometers from the settlement they had taken, he seriously doubt there'd be any survivors to find, and they were just looking for what? Lumps in the landscape? He doubted that they'd find any of…
Amia woke being shaken and was immediately repelled by sour breath close to her mouth and nose as she came round. “I want what your ….. friend...” the mouth distorted in what must have been a leer of some kind. “.... gives to Glinn…… “ His Federation Standard was a…