***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.
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!
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
“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
|The Alini Triangle||Feynman||MPT-LS||Active|
"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.
|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.|
“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.
"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.
|Propulsion Systems||Warp Core||Impulse Engines|
|Tactical Systems||Defensive Shields||Torpedos||Phaser Arrays|
|Support Systems||Life Support||Environmental Support||Gravity Plating|
"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.
|Project Code||Project Brief||Lead Researcher||Status|
|M921JM||Study of Reman Imps||John McHarrie|
- 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
- None at this time
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