Welcome aboard the USS Oceanus - NCC-79603!

intrepid1.pngThe USS Oceanus (NCC-79603) is an Intrepid-class Long Range Explorer whose primary mission is one of exploration and discovery in the year 2396. Originally slated as the replacement for the aging USS Poseidon (NCC-42635), plans for her hull changed after the Poseidon transitioned into a permanent Academy Training Vessel for Starfleet Academy in mid-2395. The USS Oceanus was christened shortly after and construction was completed in early January of 2396, just after the new year. Under the direct supervision of veteran Commodore Gregory Paladin and commanded by the newly-minted Commander Forest Patton, the USS Oceanus sets out to undergo missions of exploration, discovery, and adventure!

Themes and situations on the USS Oceanus Sim are centered around character growth, development, and experiences as they interact with and take part in missions and side-missions. This allows players to find themselves and their characters in appropriate situations for further character growth and development as they become acclimated with the crew and the sim. Players who enjoy some posting requirements mixed with a very relaxed atmosphere will find the Oceanus Sim enjoyable and welcoming. The USS Oceanus Sim is a Nova-based sim with its own website and hosting.

Current Mission of the USS Oceanus:


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The USS Oceanus has been in operation since Sunday January 7th, 2024. The current sim year for the USS Oceanus sim is 2396.


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Theta Fleet does not permit players under the age of 16. The USS Oceanus sim does not allow anyone under the age of 18.

RPG Rating of the USS Oceanus:
-Mild swearing is permitted, with limitations on some moderate language. (The use of vulgar obscenities are limited. Words like fu**, cu**, etc. should be rated.)
-Sexual content is permitted with some limitations. Explicit sex, pornography, or too much detail is not. (Keep it tasteful--more foreplay and emotion, less detail.)
- Violence is permitted, with limitations. (Describe it, do it, but don't go into detail. Don't be explicit.)


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-The USS Oceanus is a proud member of:
Theta Fleet
The USS Oceanus is a Member of Task Force:
AREA 51-D: Yokai
51-D TGCO: Captain Franklin Johnson (Poseidon)


Latest News Items

» State of the Sim - April 2024 (A Plea for Help)

Posted on Mon Apr 1st, 2024 @ 8:32pm by Commander Forest Patton in Sim Announcement

Hello Crew of the Poseidon and Oceanus,

This message is crafted for both sims out of necessity for time. I apologize sincerely for my lackluster showing as a CO in managing both sims, but I've been waiting patiently for both crew to show as well as time to appropriate itself within my busy schedule. I appreciate you all in your patience with me and the sim. As to why I am crafting a message for both sims, it is with the unfortunate reality I face as a CO and GM of two sims that I announce the status of Sam Perkins on the USS Poseidon, who also plays David Forbes on the USS Oceanus. As you all are aware, Sam/David has been an invaluable and instrumental part of our sims. Three or so weeks ago he became ill and hasn't been heard from since.

I do not know whether he is alive or healthy. I do not know any status of him after repeated attempts of digging and trying to ascertain something to confirm his living status. For all I know, Sam could be enduring a very hard and particularly difficult part of his life and needs to be around family. I have never taken Sam as someone to drop something without notification, but life happens, and it is in my best interest - and I hope yours - to imagine that he is recovering and/or away from the computer dealing with issues. That stated, his status on both sims will be a permanent LOA until we hear from him. If by the mid-half of 2024 there has been no news, I will reluctantly be forced to retire his characters and deactivate his accounts.

Normally I wouldn't make an announcement for any one such person across two sims. Sam, however, is an exception along with Puppy/Phoebe on the USS Poseidon, due in large part to their invaluable assistance in both starting up the USS Oceanus Sim, but also taking the lead in helping me administrate background tasks. Sam/David is a good friend, a close friend, and literally helped make things run when I was absent most of the time (along with Phoebe, thank you!). This state, his absence has revealed the extent of my busy nature at work and in life, for that I apologize on my behalf. Sam helped glue our plans together, was instrumental in keeping things running, and was a huge motivator for us all. I sincerely hope and wish he is well and okay and, hopefully, will be able to return soon.

Moving forward, I will be working over the next few weeks to finalize plans on events and get things back in motion. I apologize to both the Poseidon and Oceanus communities for my absences due to real life. I had a very sturdy background support staff in place as as this message conveys, a huge cog in that mechanism is now missing. This has hurt us, a lot, and while I miss my dear friend and wish for his return, I must react and act in my best capacity as CO and GM of both communities to get back on track.

With this stated, I am looking for volunteers to take accountability and help me manage these communities. I have Phoebe and Kanaka on the Poseidon but am looking for more motivational sources to keep things on task. Sam was a critical role in that and we desperately need a temporary/permanent replacement. For the Oceanus, I need a new XO temporarily or permanently, and need someone to help me manage things. If any player is interested, please either DM me on Discord, tag me in the channels, or PM me on the websites to volunteer.

I need help. I am forced to realize that my largest source of help may never return. If anyone is willing to take their place, however temporary or permanent it may be, please step up.

Thank you all,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


Commander Forest Patton
Commanding Officer
USS Oceanus

» Statement of Ultimatum

Posted on Mon Mar 11th, 2024 @ 6:51pm by Commander Forest Patton in Sim Announcement

This will be posted to both the *Poseidon* and *Oceanus* sims.

Hello crew,

I realize that by now with the extended reports form several of my European players that iFastnet appears to not be a trusted source in Europe. In America, however, things are different. I'm not sure of the specifics, but I have registered and personally been in constant contact with iFast over this certificate issue and it has long since been resolved. The Oceanus and Poseidon websites have valid and active security certificates and are secure. However it appears I'm still getting reports of players not wanting to join on either because one browser or another doesn't approve of the sites.

I understand your security concerns and respect that. I will not force you to be active on my sims over that. I will however give you an ultimatum. This ultimatum is not aimed at anyone specifically and is intended as a general statement of finality.

I have, personally, as both Webmaster and Owner of these domains and sims solved this issue on multiple occasions. I have, personally, re-registered and conducted dialogue with iFast to sort out issues. I am in no way devaluing anyone and their concerns and to that end, here is my ultimatum.

*If you are unable to find a workaround to participate on my sims specifically because of this issue and do not feel comfortable with seeing websites blocked because of misidentified issues, then you are free to leave. I will not think badly about you and respect your decision.*

I absolutely respect being safety and security conscious. I encourage you to contact me so we can find an adequate solution to your issue, one on one, as one player has recently done. Anyone else unable to access the websites or feeling uncomfortable to do so, I have already shown extensive screenshots of valid SSL certificates and registered domains to prove that the issue is on your end. This is not an iFast issue. This is not my issue. This is your browsers, your regions, and your issue that needs to be resolved from your end.

Resolutions include using other browsers, deleting cookies and cache to free space and allow your browser to see the valid certificates, or as a last resort you can start the process for departing the sim. I will work with you on your decisions, but I can no longer accept this as a valid excuse seeing as the previously mentioned steps have already sorted this issue for several people.

I will work with you if you need my help.

Thank you sincerely,
Captain Franklin Johnson
Commanding Officer
USS Poseidon


Commander Forest Patton
Commanding Officer
USS Oceanus

» March 2024 Updates and Announcements!

Posted on Mon Mar 11th, 2024 @ 6:10pm by Commander Forest Patton in General News

Hey Crew!

Today, the 11th of March, marked the end of the Welcome Aboard Celebration JP and the handing out of WAC Ribbons to all crew! Congratulations and thank you sincerely for making the WAC as fun as it was! We will absolutely do a repeat performance in the future, though the reasons for the celebration will likely differ. You all did amazingly and I realize folks, including myself, have been busy. Despite this we pulled through!

Moving on, Theta Fleet awarded one of our own for February 2024! David Forbes, your XO, was awarded PLAYER OF THE MONTH for February 2024 by Theta Fleet! Congratulations to Forbes! I recommended David on the grounds of his committment to the XO role, his ability to conduct himself professionally and wonderfully, and his conquering of struggles despite his obvious occupations and situations. I am very happy and pleased Theta Fleet awarded him! Congratulation David, my friend!

The PotM for Feb 24 award has been added to the front page as of this announcement! Congratulations again!

Moving on, the USS Oceanus will shortly be in transit to the Churchill to assist. Expect our joint ship operation to continue and be aware we will be using a google doc to provide content. To those who want to participate, please feel free to utilize discord to notify command!

We're moving forward at an adequate pace and I'm very happy with all of you! Keep up the good work!

Commander Forest Patton
Commanding Officer
USS Oceanus

» Congratulations & General News

Posted on Mon Feb 12th, 2024 @ 9:03pm by Commander Forest Patton in General News

Hey Crew!

First and foremost I'd like to congratulate you, the Oceanus Community, for your awesome job at helping to make the this sims first month in Janurary 2024 as an absolute BANGER with such great potential and creativity! You have single-handedly, practically overnight placed this sim on the radars of so many prestigious individuals and fleets. I have heard nothing but GOOD THINGS about this sim and that is absolutely, one-hundred percent thanks to all your efforts at establishing that reputation! Because of your efforts, the USS Oceanus was awarded the Task Force Commanding Officer Commendation for the ENTIRETY of Area 51 by the Fleet CO!


I am in awe and deeply impressed with all your dedication and hard work, so much so that our own FLEET CO noticed us and gave us a commendation! Your efforts as a community have truly paid off and the theme and template of this sim has absolutely been solidified as one of professionalism and momentum. I truly hope to, as your CO, keep up with your momentum and help your flourish as a community! Thank you all for your wonderful efforts and thank you for letting me be the proudest CO in the entire fleet of Area 51!

Moving on, Lieutenant Commander Nicole Perkins MD, our ships Chief Medical Officer and Second Officer, was recognized by Theta Fleet as one of three players in Area 51 who contributed to such a great quality post in January 2024 as to deserve recognition! Congratulations and excellent work, Nicole, on all your efforts and excellent quality! You deserve it! Thank you for letting me be a part of such an awesome quality episodic event and I appreciate you putting all your effort into it!

Lastly, I'll be awarding the crew for their achievements soon by handing out awards as well as helping the sim move forward. We're finalizing the WAC JP which will grant all participants the WAC Ribbon. We're now also moving on to assist the USS Churchill. Afterward I have planned a joint collaboration with the Poseidon for a future event! Great job everyone and keep up this awesome momentum! I am extremely proud of you all and honored to be your Commanding Officer! Thank you for letting me serve on, run, and help mentor you all as your CO!

Sincerely & With Appreciation,
Commander Forest Patton
Commanding Officer
USS Oceanus

» New Joint Mission & Site/Sim Updates

Posted on Sun Jan 21st, 2024 @ 11:23pm by Commander Forest Patton in Sim Announcement

Hey folks!

First off, we have an upcoming Joint Mission between the USS Oceanus and USS Churchill sims! This Joint Mission will start out with each of our sims doing an individual JP to introduce the flow of the JM then move to a GDOCS to where all crew from both sims can contribute. The goal of this upcoming JM is for the Oceanus to assist with repairs with the Churchill! I am super excited for this and can't wait!

The CO of the USS Oceanus is already on board our sim as Lieutenant JG Jessica Stewart, our Assistant Chief Security Officer. It was they who approached me with the idea and, after extensive hashing out logistics on the JM, we moved forward and agreed on the procedures! Thank you, Jessica!

Moving on to site updates. The biggest one is the recent poll from the community where I asked if we should update our site rating. Overwhelmingly the community voted YES to an upgrade to a more mature simming environment. As of right now, we are now a 18+ 2-2-2 simming community! Thank you, community and all, for your votes! Changes have already been made everywhere our old 1-1-1 was visible and replaced with our new 2-2-2 advisory and rating.

If you'd like to change the course of the sim by voting or make your vote count in changes like the one above, join the Oceanus Discord today!

Further site and sim updates. I have been working extensively to bring over and update our awards. I can finally say I've accomplished this goal. I started on the 16th of January and since then I've edited and made new awards using MSPaint for our sim. I kept the names for most, just redrew the awards as ribbons like the ones you'd find on military uniforms! I also created new awards, such as unique ribbons which include the "Welcome Aboard Celebration Ribbon" and the "Churchill & Oceanus Joint Mission Award" to commemorate special missions and JP's! This will be a repeat function I shall do to make unique our mission events, special JP's, and Joint Missions! Remember that crew can suggest missions as well and depending on the uniqueness of the mission, it may very well get its own ribbon!

Overall I've done some minor updates to the website and discord, but nothing significant to note.

Remember you as crew can bring over as many NPC's as you want. I may start a poll to restrict this and see if the community even wants to place restrictions, but right now it's free game. My only restriction is no unapproved NPC's in department chief slots without my approval.

Lastly, we've gained an Executive Officer! Lieutenant Commander David Forbes, our Chief Science Officer, has agreed to become the XO of the Oceanus moving forward. Thank you David for taking the time to consider my offer and accepting it! I know you'll do fantastic! It's going to be great working with you! Congratulations, my friend, and never be afraid to speak up!

That's it for now!

Commander Forest Patton
Commanding Officer
USS Oceanus

Latest Mission Posts

» Kolchak's Gamble (Season 2 Starter)

Mission: A Precocious Odyssey
Posted on Wed Jul 3rd, 2024 @ 3:36pm by Commander Forest Patton & Lieutenant Commander Neteri "Ikran" Shannon & Lieutenant Commander Rin Natsume & Lieutenant Commander Athena Callaghan & Lieutenant Commander Nicole Perkins MD & Major Carsyn Kolchak & Lieutenant Callie Knight & Lieutenant JG Jessica Stewart



The USS Oceanus came out of warp a few sectors away from the USS Churchill. They had been close, but the agreement and plan between Major Kolchak and Commander Patton had been to do a scouting run first. On the bridge, Commander Patton…

» The New CIO

Mission: A Precocious Odyssey
Posted on Sun Jun 30th, 2024 @ 12:49am by Commander Forest Patton & Lieutenant Connor Hayden


Commander Forest Patton sat behind his desk, reviewing the latest mission orders and crew updates. The ship was en route to Ryloth, and the recent intake of crew members from the USS Churchill had added some new faces to his team, including Lieutenant Connor Hayden, the new Chief Intelligence…

» A Night at the Videoplex

Mission: A Precocious Odyssey
Posted on Sat Jun 8th, 2024 @ 5:24pm by Commander Forest Patton & Lieutenant Commander Rin Natsume & Lieutenant Commander Tazuko Miyahara & Major Carsyn Kolchak & Lieutenant JG Jessica Stewart & Lieutenant Konata Hiiragi


Together with Konata, Tazuko had prepared a little surprise for the crew of their new ship, the Oceanus. As the two of them were musically-inclined, a concert for the crew was a natural next step. However, Konata, ever the perfectionist, didn't want to give a concert directly to the…

» New Beginnings: In Dire Need

Mission: New Beginnings
Posted on Tue Apr 16th, 2024 @ 2:09am by Commander Forest Patton & Lieutenant Commander Neteri "Ikran" Shannon & Lieutenant Commander Athena Callaghan & Major Carsyn Kolchak & Lieutenant Callie Knight & Lieutenant JG Jessica Stewart


== Captain’s Ready Room - USS Churchill & USS Oceanus==

= James Ready Room - USS Churchill=

Having his Security chief tell him not to send the Mayday call which his security chief had overruled, James had decided to take Grimes and his office and remind him that he…

» Meet and greet of Counselor Knight

Mission: New Beginnings
Posted on Tue Apr 16th, 2024 @ 12:50am by Lieutenant Callie Knight & Major Carsyn Kolchak

Major Kolchak sighed, it was time for both her initial psychological evaluation as well as establish her routine weekly counseling for alcohol and sexual addiction. Lest she forget her random drug and alcohol screenings. She got up and looked over at Major Sefaus she stated "You have the squadron and…

Latest Personal Logs


Posted on Thu Jan 11th, 2024 @ 8:19am by Major Carsyn Kolchak

» Major Carson Kolchak’s Personal Log

Posted on Thu Jan 11th, 2024 @ 7:58am by Major Carsyn Kolchak

The following is a personal log from Major Carson Kolchak

Computer, begin recording

I have just recently arrived on the USS Oceanus and had the ship’s quartermaster send my baggage to my quarters. I immediately made a bee line to the fighter bay. I wanted to verify and go over…

» Captain's Log #1

Posted on Tue Jan 9th, 2024 @ 4:46am by Commander Forest Patton

Computer, begin recording.

Stardate 73019.80.

It's 0600 hours and I've just boarded by shuttlecraft on Mars to head to my new assignment, the USS Oceanus. She's a newly constructed Intrepid-class starship who apparently has been in the wings of construction for over a year now. I hear there was some…