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


“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: Mika Jackson as Captain Iphigenia Henao

"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” - H. P. Lovecraft

Welcome to the USS Leviathan! This top-secret vessel traverses the four quadrants in search of the weird, the strange, and the unknown.

If that sounds like your kind of thing then we are always on the lookout for new writers to join our hugely talented team, so contact me or XO Sage and we can talk about bringing you on board.

Executive Officer's collar  Executive Officer: Sage Pennington as Commander Jaieh Vrenek

Welcome to the Levi! We're thrilled to have you aboard this exciting original concept in STF! 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

Security & Recovery Task Force

RTF Chief's collar  Security Chief & RTF Commander: Kieron Hoult Lieutenant Ashara Mavix

“All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps!" - Sergeant Al Apone

In the next few days a mysterious phenomenon will appear on the Leviathan, so it’s all hands on deck to contain it. But beware, it doesn’t look nearly as dangerous as it is… RTF must be ready for whatever we might encounter.

Target Anomalies

Name Level Type Code Status
USS Celeste Newton NG7171805 Inactive
'Rage Muffin' Darwin DA8012059 Inactive

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

Medical & Counselling Departments

Medical Chief's collar  Chief Medical Officer: Trinity Fister as Lieutenant Amparo Álvaro-Byrd

Counsellor's collar  Counsellor: Lori Miller as Lieutenant Laural Corynn Witley, Ph.D., M.D.

“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” - Albert Einstein

Whatever is waiting for us, we need every crewmember in absolute peak condition, mentally and physically. So call as many evaluations as you require, subject us all to a mountain of tests, whatever you need to do to clear us all for this fight.


Name Complaint Status
Dave Broken arm

Counsellng Appointments

Name Complaint Status
Dave Routine Appointment

Science & Research Departments

Science Chief's collar  Chief Science Officer: Christopher Huskins as Lieutenant J.G. Kitiuas “Kit” Thenis

"It's always the darned Dilithium crystals!" - T'Mara Michaels

The science department is prepared for whatever we encounter on our next mission. We already know we will be charging into the unknown, forewarned is most definitely forearmed!

Contained Anomalies

Name Level Type Description
The Mariner Darwin A shapeshifter that can take on any humanoid form. Default state is a liquid-like substance. Last seen imitating Captain Cobb.
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.

Engineering Department

Engineering Chief's collar  Chief Engineering Officer: David Shotton as Lieutenant Than Osedi

Engineer's Log:

So many questions still remain on the fate of the USS Celeste. Did the containment for DA8012059 fail? Did the creature find a weakness in its cell? It will be up to you to improve on a possibly flawed design. Once this thing comes onboard the Leviathan, we can't risk it escaping again!

Systems Statuses

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

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:

  • Chief Operations Officer

Junior Officers:

  • 1 Security/RTF JO
  • 1 Engineer JO
  • Gunnery Sergeant
  • Contaiment Architect
  • Other Ideas Welcome

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

MOTD designed by Sharon Miller. Last updated 20 December 2022

Rank Character Position Species Age Height Weight User Status
Captain Iphigenia Henao Captain Human 39 5'7" 129 lbs Mika Jackson LOA 2023-03-27 (3)
Commander Jaieh Vrenek Executive Officer Romulan 40 5’5” 127 lbs Sage Pennington AWOL (4)
Lieutenant Commander Adam Magnusson Chief Intelligence Officer Human 47 5'6" - 1.67 152 lbs - 70kg Hjortur Ingi AWOL (16)
Lieutenant Ashara Mavix Security Chief / RTF Commander Trill 22 5'6 190 lbs Kieron Hoult OK (3)
Lieutenant Than Osedi Chief Engineer Trill (unjoined) 32 6' 1" 181lbs David Shotton LOA 2023-03-31 (11)
Lieutenant Amparo Álvaro-Byrd Chief Medical Officer Human 34 152cm (5'0") 50kg (110lbs) Trinity Fister AWOL (14)
Lieutenant Mown Gworl Chief Tactical Officer Catian 32 5'4 150 lbs Shaun Tee LOA 2023-03-29 (6)
Lieutenant Junior Grade Kitiuas “Kit” Thenis Chief Science Officer Orion 26 183 cm (6 ft. 0 in.) 82.6 kg (182 lb.) Christopher Huskins OK (4)
Ensign Tom Little Engineer Human 28 5'7" 145 lbs Tom L OK (6*)
Ensign Thelev th'Azoll Medical Officer/Pilot Andorian/Human hybrid 18 5'8" 116 lbs Amdirgol S OK (4)

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