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USS Leviathan - NX-90407 - Anomaly Recovery Unit (ARU)


***THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED FOR ARU-ALPHA-01 LEVEL PERSONNEL OR HIGHER ONLY***

“Keep Calm and Contain”

This directive issued on [REDACTED] 2301, by order of Rear Admiral Vincent T. Jansson

The Anomaly Recovery Unit (ARU) is a Top Secret Starfleet division, tasked with the recovery, containment and study of those entities classified as 'space anomalies', with the purpose of protecting other Federation vessels and also nearby civilian populations from the anomalies powers or effects.

Ongoing exploration missions by Federation flagships not only increased the Federation's borders and area of influence, but also made their existence known to a multitude of species, not all of whom have been hospitable. Indeed, as the number and frequency of attacks on Federation vessels, by previously unknown or unmanaged anomalies, increased, it became necessary to withold this information from UFP members at large in an effort to protect current and future exploration events. However, without sufficient means to capture, or even study, these anomalies, it was only possible to establish localised quarantine zones in the hope that other passing ships would avoid the area.

This tactic proved to be ineffective.

Thus, the Anomaly Recovery Unit was created and funded from a black budget, reappropriated from various legitimate Federation workstreams. Currently there are a total of seventeen starships, of various class and size, commanded by ARU personnel. The names and registries of these vessels is classified at level ARU-GAMMA-05 on a strictly need-to-know basis. Cross-ship communications are forbidden as per the terms of ARU-directive [REDACTED] and all reporting is made via ARU central command, headquartered on Starbase 237, in the [REDACTED] area of Federation space.





Command Staff

Leviathan plaque

Alert status
Commanding Officer's collar  Commanding Officer: Sharon Miller as Captain Zachariah Cobb

When I first had this crazy idea for a Starfleet vessel that tracked down and captured weird and mysterious creatures, I didn't know if anyone would be interested in playing on it. But not only have I been blessed with an absolutely incredible team of writers and roleplayers, but you've also taken my tiny idea and created a fantastic world and mythology from it. And I couldn't be more delighted with every one of you and every post you've written so far! Keep up the amazing work!


Executive Officer's collar  Executive Officer: J Ridgley as Commander Ryder Raauhl

Welcome to the Levi! We're thrilled to have you aboard this exciting new ship and amongst XFleets finest crew! (Only slightly bias). I'm looking forward to writing with you all and seeing as your characters develop and the Lore that is 'The Leviathan' expands! You are amongst some of the finest writers this fleet has to offer and you are one of them!

“Success is not final. Failure is never fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” - Winston Churchill





Recovery Task Force

RTF Chief's collar  RTF Commander: Leonora V as Lt (j.g.) Surda

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die." - Roy Batty

Target Anomalies

Name Level Type Code Status
The Mariner Darwin MPT-ST Active
The Alini Triangle Feynman MPT-LS Active

Level Designation Severity
Blue Safe
Green Mildly Dangerous
Yellow Extremely Dangerous
Abell Apocalyptic




Security Department

Security Chief's collar  Chief Security Officer: Leonora V as Lt (j.g.) Surda

"He who fights monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzche

We can't predict what lies in wait for us on whatever hellhole we get sent to next. All we can do is prepare for every conceivable possibility. And as the first and final line of defence against the creatures that torment this quadrant, we depend on the security team above all others to steer us towards victory.

Contained Anomalies

Name Level Type Description
Doctor Schnabel Darwin Bears a resemblance to the ancient 'Plague Doctors', although the creature's 'nose' appears to be formed of biological matter. Must be provided with a dissection specimen daily to prevent the anomaly from dissecting itself.
Davy Jones paddling pool Feynman A child’s paddling pool filled with water - but occasionally when entering into it, the water becomes fathomless and the occupants are swallowed to the depths. Several dive teams have been sent down during an anomalous episode but so far no evidence of the missing children have been found.
Animatum Tunicam Newton Science officer’s tunic that compels someone to put it on but then controls their actions and movements. Other people feel uncomfortable when in wearer’s presence.




Medical & Counselling Departments

Medical Chief's collar  Chief Medical Officer: Calé Reilly as Lt Cmdr Theodore Knox

Counsellor's collar  Counsellor: TBC

“Anyone who thinks cryptozoology is the study of the impossible has never really taken a very good look at the so-called 'natural world'.” - Seanan McGuire

Don't cast aside everything you've learned thus far on humanoid anatomy and physiology. The creatures you'll be required to dissect on this ship are no different. They're just a lot bigger. With more teeth. And possibly several more limbs.

Casualties

Name Complaint Status
Dave Broken arm

Counsellng Appointments

Name Complaint Status
Dave Routine Appointment




Engineering Department

Engineering Chief's collar  Chief Engineering Officer: William Deaton as Warrant Officer Jonathan Durheim

"We have the tools, we have the talent!" - Winston Zeddemore

You're the magicians of the crew. It might be down to security to catch these beasts, but once they're back on the ship, it's your job to work out how to contain them. And don't expect everything we bring back on here to be stopped by tritanium walls. You're going to have to get creative with your holding areas.

Systems Statuses

Propulsion Systems Warp Core Impulse Engines
Tactical Systems Defensive Shields Torpedos Phaser Arrays
Support Systems Life Support Environmental Support Gravity Plating




Science & Research Departments

Science Chief's collar  Chief Science Officer: Trinity Fister as Lt Cmdr Hir Ra-Mhadreii

"To make this journey we'll need imagination but imagination alone is not enough because the reality of nature is far more wonderous than anything we can imagine." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Leviathan is more than just a clean-up crew. Our mission isn't just to wipe up all the crap left behind and then move on. It's also to study and to understand these things that we encounter. For if we can achieve understanding then just maybe we can stop these things before they even have a chance to exist.

Active Research Projects

Project Code Project Brief Lead Researcher Status
M921JM Study of Reman Imps John McHarrie




Posting Limits

  • Command Staff: 3 days
  • Department Heads: 5 days
  • Junior Officers and Swings: 7 days

If you ever need an LOA then please let either the CO or XO know

Current Vacancies

Senior Officers:

  • None at this time

Junior Officers:

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Swings

All DH/JO roles onboard the Leviathan come with the additional option of joining the Recovery Task Force (RTF) or the ARU Research Corps

If you are interested in joining the Leviathan then please contact the CO or XO


MOTD designed by Sharon Miller. Last updated 01 October 2021


Rank Character Position Species Age Height Weight User Status
Captain Conrad Mackenzie Commanding Officer Human/Bajoran 37 years 6' 3" 192 lbs Matt Evans OK (1)
Commander Ryder Raauhl Executive Officer Joined Trill 36 5ft 10" 78Kgs J Ridgley OK (1)
Lieutenant Surda Chief of Security / RTF Commander Orion 25 5'9" 140 lbs Leonora V OK (3)
Ensign Juliet Anders Security Officer / RTF Human/Betazoid 31 5' 10" 195 Melissa Aragon OK (4)
Ensign Luna Security Officer / RTF Human/avian 24 5’6 100 Christina Crafford OK (1)
Lieutenant Alan Dysart Communications Officer Human 25 5’11” 141 lbs Sam Pennington OK (5)
Lieutenant Laural Corynn Witley, Ph.D., M.D. Counselor Human 36 5'5" 110 lbs. Lori Miller AWOL (6*)
Lieutenant ISAC Assistant Chief Medical Officer (EMH) Holographic 4 6 foot 3 Pounds James Gray OK (1)
Ensign Medical Officer
Warrant Officer Jonathan Durheim Chief Engineering Officer Human mid-30's 5' 2" 120 lbs William Deaton OK (2)
Lieutenant Lance Von Hellsing Engineer / RTF Human 34 6 220 James Gray OK (1)
Lieutenant Commander Hir Ra-Mhadreii Chief Science Officer Efrosian 36 6'3 80kg Trinity Fister OK (4*)
Lieutenant Tal Abara Senior Researcher (Cognitive Science) Human, Kenyan 30 5’3 54kg Trinity Fister
Civilian Kula Researcher Laleri 24 yrs 180 cm 80 Kg Riley W
Lieutenant Commander Adam Magnusson Chief Intelligence Officer Human 47 5'6" - 1.67 152 lbs - 70kg Hjortur Ingi OK (2)
Lieutenant Mwezi Chief Tactical Officer Galdori (Laleri) 25 yrs 214 cm 90 kgs Riley W OK (6)
Civilian Leslie Dean (Xorem) Anomalous Individual Humanoid Anomaly changing changing changing Russell Watt
Civilian Genesis (Gen) McCallister Anomalous Individual Human 11 5’4 114lbs Calé Reilly
Civilian Cerenity Luna's daughter Human/aviation 4 4 feet 70 pounds Christina Crafford

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