These are the voyages of "The Second Star"

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Welcome to the Reserve Merchant Fleet!

Federation space has a prolific amount of trade and commerce that leads to every corner of known space. There has become a need for non-Starfleet presence in systems inside federation space but not actively members. The Reserve Merchant Fleet is a newly founded branch of the Federation separate from Starfleet which will allow the Federation and its neighboring non aligned worlds to interact peacefully. Many of these systems fear the overpowered "Ships of the Line" the governments of the Alpha quadrant use to enforce their edicts. Some feel the monolithic fleets of Starfleet, Klingon Empire only serve themselves and leave little for those who wish to remain free from membership.

In the beginning the crew started small, with just a few of them on a freighter called the "Second Star". They have worked together and with other crew coming and going for some time earning a name for themselves. A final mission which promises to pay off well turns out to be a deadly game with special agents poised to kill them in covering their tracks.

While hiding, they find the “Laffitte” in the scrapyard, it opens their lives to so much more. With blood and sweat they rebuild it and employ some legal trickery to keep her flying.

Feel free to join our fair SIM at any time. We can get clever on integrating your character to the current story. All players and ideas are welcome!

Latest News Items

» Sad day

Posted on Mon Jun 5th, 2017 @ 8:46pm by Captain Quinton Beck in General News


For gross violation of character conduct as well as the websites terms of service we have had to remove a player with well over 25 characters credited to their various accounts. The rules are simple, one player per account, with as many NPC's as you'd like under that account.

Multiple emails used to act as other people makes my life hard, and messes up the site stats and metrics. Not to mention the numerous tags and posts in progress left to finish, delete, re-write, and post.

Sadly the response to my patience and attempts to accommodate were met with ghosting. I have not gotten a reply to an email to any of them, leading me to a confirmation they were all the same person.

With these characters gone, we will need to re-adjust the SIM and re-write a few posts so we can segue into the rest of the story. so sorry for the delays, but now we get to write our way forward and leave this behind.

I will be exercising more caution with new players moving forward, for those of you still here, my most sincere thanks.

Give me a week to get us back on track, and we will be back to weekly Tags.

See you... out there.

» Hello All

Posted on Wed May 10th, 2017 @ 12:17am by Captain Quinton Beck in General News


So I am now wiser and stronger having leveled up to 31. My birthday was joyous and I thank everyone for their well wishes.

See you back at the SIM pages!


» Ladies and Gentleman

Posted on Tue Apr 11th, 2017 @ 9:51am by Master Othor Jaxz Ghost of the Second Star in General News

Ladies and gentleman, i just wanna say that I am very sad about what has happened to our dearest friend I want to say I have never meant anyone in the past decade of my life that has forced me to grow as a... Doom Doom Doom... Writer as Arcadia Eruption... I have spent the past two weeks trying to develop a strategy to keep pace with such a dynamic individual and now to think that the game is paused for an indefinite amount of time. Well I miss my new friend already and I hope I can present the interesting aspects of my character's because there is finally some wonderful person out there to appreciate it. I have had a lot of fun the past to weeks because of you all, FUCK IT I"M AMERICAN, YA'LL but YA'LL are cool and please comeback soon.

» Round 1 of updates!

Posted on Tue Apr 4th, 2017 @ 11:27am by Captain Quinton Beck in General News


I am very happy to inform you the website is more functional and the excess emails should be curtailed. I have just about everyone set up, rank, pic, bio etc... got a few new people but I already put my book away til tomorrow.

A few other notes,

Check out the Specs, and Deck Listing, and such, added photos to lots of things.

Fixed NPC connections,

uploaded images to missions

****Created new Missions:

The Proving Ground- Our "Episode of the week."

Meanwhile...- The place for sideposts which dont have plot points for another Mission ongoing, sideposts, poems, holo-adventures.

Arcadias Playground- the Galaxy is her playground, these are the voyages, lock and load.

BDOP- The Borg Defensive/Offensive Program has found its way to the Second Star, this is where those posts will chronicle.

META- A Mission for our Meta posts and Open Forum.

The things I couldn't finish will have to wait I'll post in the Open Forum about that.

The posts are great, and I got the players guide coming any day now, I'm still trying to get it down to three pages.

That's all for this week, I'll have more updates ready for next week!


» Site Updates coming today!

Posted on Mon Apr 3rd, 2017 @ 7:50pm by Captain Quinton Beck in General News

I spent most of last night learning coding so I'm proud to say today I've got it mostly done and will be applying the new images, linking characters, fixing our email issues lol. I'll try to respond to tags as best I can, but it may not be until tomorrow I do more typing as this is taking a lot of time!

Got exciting stuff coming soon!

Latest Mission Posts

» "On the hillside."

Mission: Meanwhile...
Posted on Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 @ 6:47am by Bosun Vicente Escudero


{Bajor, Jolana province}

The quaint cottage home smelled of old thatch, leather, well used blankets; the same nostalgia inducing odors that waxed soporific recollections in sunlit plumes of dust. Now it also smelled of game and stewed vegetables, of hearth and home. Vicente spooned the mix in large gulps,…

» Little Bird, Little Bird

Mission: The Proving Ground
Posted on Thu Dec 22nd, 2016 @ 8:09am by Captain Quinton Beck & ShipMaster Fala Gaz

Hey Cad, I didn't have much time, but I got the press briefing release, just the summary brief, but it’ll get your primer piece started. Though I’d love to have a credit on the Federation's most hard hitting source for journalism, I’ll settle for a favor ;)

v.2.03 Official…

» Shuttle Craft 45

Mission: The Proving Ground
Posted on Mon Dec 12th, 2016 @ 1:03am by Second Talloc Sudor


{Shuttlecraft en route to Starbase 45}

Lieutenant Sudor had been assigned off the USS Eclipse, and now had two solid pips on his collar, he was on his way up to the rank of Captain and very happy he had a classified meeting with a Commander Ronald Mcnamara of…

» Reserve Merchant Fleet

Mission: Fortune Favors the Prepared
Posted on Fri Dec 9th, 2016 @ 9:43am by Captain Quinton Beck & ShipMaster Fala Gaz & Chief Christopher Callahan


{Second Star- Engine Room}

Fala and Beck stood glaring at Captain Douglas and Commander Allen, the final stage of a long process nearly at its end. Douglas had claimed everything, left them with nothing but the deck-plates. His tour had seen the most inconsequential pieces of tech removed for…

» When Opportunity Knocks

Mission: Fortune Favors the Prepared
Posted on Fri Dec 9th, 2016 @ 9:30am by Captain Quinton Beck & ShipMaster Fala Gaz & Chief Christopher Callahan


"What's up, grease-monkey!" was the only thing Chris heard before he was accosted with the perpetually bubbly, smiling face of one of the ship's senior comms officers, Alana Torres, as she slid down into the seat across the table from him. With a deep sigh he took another puff…

Latest Personal Logs

» Too much - Written by Arcadia

Posted on Sat Apr 22nd, 2017 @ 5:43am by Chief Yarrawarrah Wyneden - Backstepper Commander / Counsellor

She'd come back from the meeting with Beck, to the meeting with her lot, to beat the heck out of a punching bag, climb the longest JT the ship had, gotten into the ring with Quinn and they'd pounded each other out for a further hour, before she'd come back…

» Last cup of noodles.

Posted on Wed Apr 5th, 2017 @ 9:25am by Chief Rowland Taylor

Slowly drifting beside a collapsing star, I yawn deeply as I wait for my instant noodles to finish cooking.

"Bon appetit" says a bodyless woman."

I reply "Thanks Aadya", but no one is there.

Slamming back down into my captain's chair and kicking my feet up carelessly. I'm propped up…

» Personal Log

Posted on Tue Apr 4th, 2017 @ 11:43am by Captain Quinton Beck

Don't really trust my thoughts to a computer, but since it's you Judah I just gotta vent. Make sure nobody hears this.

***Biotic Encryption engaged***

I'm overwhelmed. My Father ran a loose ship with morals to match, this is... there are families! I expected to smuggle and gun run like…