***THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED FOR ARU-ALPHA-01 LEVEL PERSONNEL OR HIGHER ONLY***
“Keep Calm and Contain”
This directive was 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 withhold 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 classes and sizes, commanded by ARU personnel. The names and registries of these vessels are 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.
"Venture into the celestial abyss, where the uncharted reaches of space unveil a symphony of exotic life, beckoning us to embrace the interstellar dance of discovery." - Cosimo Henao, Sr.
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.
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
“Protecting the Stars, Securing the Ship! Security is a journey, not a destination. - Bruce Schneier"
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.
|Plauge of Madness||Newton||NG7171806||Active|
“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.
|Multiple Crew||Infected with a disease that causes panic|
"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!
|The Mariner||Darwin||A shapeshifter that can take on any humanoid form. The 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 the wearer’s presence.|
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!
|Propulsion Systems||Warp Core||Impulse Engines|
|Tactical Systems||Defensive Shields||Torpedos||Phaser Arrays|
|Support Systems||Life Support||Environmental Support||Gravity Plating|
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|Information Systems||Communications||Data Logs|
|Communication Systems||Incoming Transmissions||Outgoing Transmissions||Universal Translataor|
|Support Systems||Data Support||Information Distribution||Crew Briefings|
- 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
- Chief Operations Officer
- 2 Security JO
- 1 Engineer JO
- 2 Science JO
- 2 Medical JOs
- Armory Sergeant
- 3 RTF JOs
- 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 2 June 2023 by Mika Jackson.