Starbase 249 - Medical and Related Science's Centre

The year is 2393.

Honoring the heritage of the past and celebrating the challenges of the future, Starbase 249 is being raised from the ashes, destined to be a purpose built Medical and Related Science’s Centre; code-named MARS Facility.

Once a thriving hub of activity in the middle of a federation trading sector, Starbase 249 stood as a proud icon in the Omega Piscium System just above the planet ORAXA playing host to a range of trading groups and sheriff all at the same time. However, because of disagreements with regional powerhouse trading groups Starfleet agreed to withdraw for a short period. As such, the station has since lain dormant, disused and isolated from Starfleet use for over 18 months.

This period has allowed Starfleet the opportunity to actively and collectively rethink the purpose of the base. Whilst one priority was to re-establish the trade routes through the base, Starfleet wanted a more humanitarian purpose that would signify its original routes of exploration and correct the mistakes of becoming to heavily involved with the trade aspects of the systems.

The outcome – the MARS Facility – a medical and related science’s research outpost.

The station was brought back to life by a group of specialist engineers, led by the able and capable leading engineer and then commanding officer, Commander Caleb Tascioni. This team laid the groundwork on the new internal design for the specialist centre as well as kick starting its re-launch in preparation for the new command staff to join.

The continued task for the station is to continue their research work in various fields, continue to upgrade the research centre, ensure that ships that dock with Starbase 249 are fully re-supplied and repaired, and build a good relationship with the peoples of this area. The station is capable of using the latest technology and has made the hanger bay doors able to fit the largest of starship designs through.


Commander Marcab Strongfellow
Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Commander Brad Pennell
Executive Officer


Latest News Items

» Award

Posted on Sat Jun 24th, 2017 @ 3:32pm by Captain Marcab Strongfellow in General News

Hello everyone,

Trinity Costa was nominated and awarded the Civilian Commendation Medal.

Congratulations to her.

Marcab R. Strongfellow
Commanding Officer
CAPT, SB249


» Awards

Posted on Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 @ 4:05pm by Captain Marcab Strongfellow in General News

It is my honor to be able to award the following:

Obsidian Fleet Service Citation

John 'Jock' Christie

Obsidian Fleet Merit of Time Served

Trinity Costa
CDR Brad Pennell
LCDR Mateo 'Matt' Dominguez
Theodore 'Ted' Darkron

Respectfully,
Marcab R. Strongfellow
Commanding Officer
CAPT, SB249


» Promotions

Posted on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 @ 8:50pm by Captain Marcab Strongfellow in General News

Hello everyone,

I have been working with the department heads and the command team in reference to promotions (some long over due). At this time, I am pleased to announce the following promotions:

LCDR Brad Pennell to Commander
LCDR Mikayla O'Dell M.D to Commander
LCDR Evangeline Tyler M.D. to Commander

LT Sara McKlusky to Lieutenant Commander

SCPO Aeriik to Master Chief Petty Officer

PO1 Serena Reed to Chief Petty Officer

I would like to say congratulations to all of these personnel. I look forward to when I can promote some others in the future.

Marcab Revati Strongfellow
Commanding Officer
CAPT, SB249


» OMA Introduction!

Posted on Thu Jun 8th, 2017 @ 4:08pm by Captain Marcab Strongfellow in General News

29-May-2017 Fleet News

An opening note from the new Director of Mediation & Arbitration!

To all members of Obsidian Fleet:

I want to thank you, the members, and the Fleet Council for this opportunity to be the Director of Mediation & Arbitration in Obsidian Fleet. I bring to the position years of experience in executive leadership in online clubs, as well as years of specific experience in conflict resolution. I've even written the judicial code for a few of these clubs over the years! That being said, I use the term "judicial" in only its most basic definition when it comes to where I see OMA in Obsidian Fleet.

I can tell you all that my goal is to make sure no one ever has to get to the arbitration step, and those that do are treated fairly, with respect, and we honor everyone's rights as a member not just the leadership. The goal of OMA, in the spirit of Star Trek, is not to punish people, but help bring them together to a friendly, peaceful resolution. In that spirit, OMA also won't be a reactive department under my watch, but a proactive one where we go out and engage you guys in conversation regularly, let you know what's going on with us, and clearing up and uncertainties in the rules and such.

My goal as the new (and first!) OMA Director is, quite honestly, that 99.9% of you, the membership, will never interact with me in that capacity. OMA is not the Obsidian Fleet police; think of everything you knew about the old JAG, and throw that out. My goal when a conflict comes to the OMA is to settle right then and there via mediation within the chain of command. The TFCOs, TGCOs, other FCs, sim COs, etc are all there to help solve disputes. In my experience, most disputes are simply lack of communication or information anyways, so having these great people as a resource for both myself and all of you is going to be key moving forward.

Now, of course, OMA is a new thing. Nothing is going to be a perfect, well-oiled machine right out of the gate. It's going to be my job to work with the JFC within the new OMA manual to work out any bugs. See what works, what doesn't, what could use improvement, and what in there is already working at 100% intended purpose. So I do ask that all of you work with us as well. I can promise that I'm going to keep the legalise to a minimum going forward. My goal in that area is to keep things as basic as possible, as objective as possible, and support the membership as best as humanly possible.

In that spirit, I'm looking to bring on at least one more staff member right away to get them acclimated with the new way of doing things. I'm looking for someone with the basic qualifications: member of Obsidian Fleet, 24 hour-ish e-mail turnaround time, familiar with the new OMA manual, ability to access Discord. But I'm also looking for other qualifications that include: being able to tell me no if the situation warrants it, a strong sense of objectivity and impartiality, a strong sense of standing up for members and their rights, and a drive to help push Obsidian Fleet into the future from the OMAs office!

Anyone wishing to apply please do so by e-mailing me ( oma(at)obsidianfleet.net ) telling me a bit about yourself, what sims you're currently on, any relevant experience, where you see OMA in the grand scheme of Obsidian Fleet, and what specifically you could bring to the office. Nothing too fancy, but you should be able to articulate those last pieces clearly.

Thank you all, and I look forward to serving everyone as the new Director of Mediation & Arbitration!



Viran
Director of Mediation & Arbitration
Mediation & Arbitration


» Celebrate Obsidian Fleet's Birthday this July!

Posted on Thu Jun 8th, 2017 @ 4:06pm by Captain Marcab Strongfellow in General News

2-Jun-2017 Fleet News

On Saturday 29 July, Obsidian Fleet will be holding celebrations for our 16th year!

From 18:00 UTC, celebrations will be held in our Discord Server where we will be holding games, quizzes and honouring our members with special Out of Character awards for the hard work and dedication they have given to this community!

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond time and time again and you feel they deserve recognition from the community? Email the Joint Fleet Command with their name, email (if you have it) and a detailed explanation as to what they deserve and why!

Not only will we be celebrating our volunteers, we will be announcing the winner of the Obsidian Fleet Short Story Competition and the Joint Fleet Command have a very special announcement!

For more information on what is going on with Obsidian Day, visit it's own page here. (link can be found on Obsidian Fleet website main page)

Marcab R. Strongfellow
Commanding Officer
CAPT, SB249


Latest Mission Posts

» Relaxation Time

Mission: STATION BLUES
Posted on Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 @ 8:32pm by Trinity Costa & Captain Marcab Strongfellow

Marcab needed some time to relax. He enters "Bliss" for the entertainment. He looks around and sees an open table. He approaches it and has a seat. He thinks 'I need to do this more often.'

Trinity, in the back at the grill, looked up when Zyna stepped into her…


» Meeting the Commanding Officer

Mission: STATION BLUES
Posted on Mon Jun 19th, 2017 @ 7:01pm by Captain Marcab Strongfellow & Captain James Racktor & Sergeant John Templar & Chief Petty Officer Serena Reed

Templar knew from almost Ten years as a Fleet Marine there was places to avoid if at all possible. Command level decks being one of them. As he stepped off the lift he was noticed quickly by passing staff in the passageways. You had to know your place in the…


» Ouija Science

Mission: STATION BLUES
Posted on Mon Jun 19th, 2017 @ 2:37pm by Lieutenant Tarqutorum Tonk & Ensign Morok & Theodore Darkron

They looked an odd pairing the short yet broad tellerite engineer with jangling bits of equipment hanging off his harnessed overalls walking alongside the agile and yet fluid caitian science officer. Both were deep within MARS territory having to go through multiple security checks by way of visual and audio…


» Walking About The Station

Mission: STATION BLUES
Posted on Fri Jun 16th, 2017 @ 12:17am by Sergeant John Templar & Trinity Costa

In processing to the station had been murderously boring. Templar had a inbound checklist that seemed endless. Every section seemed either closed or not functional at all. He decided to put it aside and venture out to relax and check out the entertainment side of things. After a quick stop…


» Hello Darling

Mission: STATION BLUES
Posted on Wed Jun 7th, 2017 @ 8:52pm by Captain Marcab Strongfellow & Commander Mikayla O'Dell M.D

Marcab enters his quarters after working for the past twelve (12) hours. He is mentally drained from the meetings and paperwork. He stands in his quarters all alone. He feels a since of loss for some strange reason. He taps his comm badge, "Strongfellow to Doctor O'Dell."

Mikayla had been…


Latest Personal Logs

» New living area

Posted on Mon Jun 19th, 2017 @ 7:02pm by Captain Marcab Strongfellow

"Computer on. Personal log of Marcab Revati Strongfellow. Amend stardate."

"So I asked Mikayla to live with me from now on. It was hard to do, but she has been there for me for so long now. There have been times when I wondered why she even bothered with me."…


» Thanks Dale

Posted on Sun Jun 11th, 2017 @ 9:34pm by Sergeant John Templar

Finding myself completely bored I decided to find and rework some of my old hologram programs. Some of the programs were just to old and corrupted for further use but I grabbed a few and was off to the Holosuites.

After getting somewhat situated I was back on a white…


» Arrival SB 248, MARS/FAC

Posted on Fri Jun 2nd, 2017 @ 4:14am by Sergeant John Templar

My journey to this place has taken a bit. However Oraxa is a welcome site after the trip. The Station was stunning. Two Forty Nine is as big as they come. As the SB is just being Manned up, there was very limited information about the Station. I received a…


» Reflection leads to direction

Posted on Sat Sep 17th, 2016 @ 2:11pm by Theodore Darkron

Naomi has just advised me that someone has just tried to access our network. Considering recent events the most likely conclusion is Glosk or someone hes connected to. The attempts were repeated over a 30 minute period shortly after he was suspended but have since stopped. Whoever it was started…


» Goal completed

Posted on Sat Jul 23rd, 2016 @ 11:02am by Captain Marcab Strongfellow

"Computer on. Personal log of Marcab Revati Strongfellow. Amend stardate."


"I just got back from my training. It was very hard to concentrate today for some reason. So I have been sitting here reviewing things that I wanted to accomplish in my life and I noticed that without truly realizing…