“While we shall never weary in the defense of freedom, neither shall we ever abandon the pursuit of peace.”
– John F. Kennedy

About Us

It is the year 2374 and war has come to the Federation’s doorstep. The Dominion’s relentless expansion into the Alpha Quadrant must be checked. Starfleet, an organisation of peace, must now prepare for war to defend the Federation against the greatest threat to its existence.

What Makes Us Different

The USS Manoora is serving on the front lines of one of the bloodiest conflicts the galaxy has ever seen. Pressed into war service as a multi-purpose assault carrier, she is capable of holding her own in starship combat, deploying fighters and attack shuttles and inserting special forces marines in the fight against the Dominion.

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Latest News Items

» Important Announcement from the Commanding Officer

Posted on Sat Nov 26th, 2016 @ 2:54pm by Captain Julius Whitlam in Sim Announcement


It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of my decision to resign my command of the Manoora. I will also be standing down from all simming commitments, effective immediately.

The truth is, I’ve been struggling over the past year or so with several personal and professional issues in the real world, none of which have been resolved. This means that other parts of my life, including simming, have suffered as a result. We’re a community and it’s not fair on members of this community if I cannot live up to the expectations put on us all. I’m just unable to give this sim the attention it deserves and that’s not fair on you all.

I have advised the Fleet Commander and our Task Force CO of my decision. As for the future of the Manoora, that is in the hands of the Admiralty and you. Usually, in situations like this, they will open expressions of interest for a member of the crew to take command. My preference, however, is for the sim to close down. Stories of the Dominion War can be told with a different ship and a different crew, but I had a long-term vision for Captain Whitlam and the Manoora that I may someday be able to continue.

Of course, that’s just my view and ultimately it's not up to me.

It has been such a pleasure writing this story with you all and I really do appreciate how you’ve stuck with it through some difficult times. You’re a talented group of writers and I am so pleased that our paths brought us together for this short journey into the stories of the Dominion War.

I wish you all the best in your writing endeavours and hope that we’ll cross paths again sometime in the future.

Captain Julius Whitlam
Commanding Officer
USS Manoora

» An Excellent Month

Posted on Thu Nov 3rd, 2016 @ 2:55pm by Captain Julius Whitlam in General News


A quick news item to let you all know that we not only met our target of 2 post per player for the month of October, but beat it! This is an area we've been focusing on, so it is really good news that we've reached out goal.

So good, in fact, that the Task Force Commander has seen fit to award us the very first award of Division 74. The Manoora has been awarded D74's Compass Rose Award for the month of October in recognition of our efforts.

Congratulations everybody and let's maintain this momentum through to the end of this mission and into the next!


Captain Julius Whitlam
Commanding Officer
USS Manoora

» New Player

Posted on Thu Sep 8th, 2016 @ 12:38am by Captain Julius Whitlam in Sim Announcement

Hi Team

Just a quick announcement to let you know that we have a new player joining us. Please welcome Aaron, who is playing Lieutenant Commander Kiaon Solomon our new Ospreys Squadron Leader. He will initially be the Squadron's XO, but will find himself unexpectedly catapulted into the squadron leader's seat with the demise of our current NPC squadron leader.

Aaron's already into the action with a ripper of a first post, so check it out if you can. Otherwise, welcome aboard Aaron!


Captain Julius Whitlam
Commanding Officer
USS Manoora

» Message from Chief of Fleet Operations

Posted on Tue Aug 16th, 2016 @ 6:16am by Captain Julius Whitlam in General News

Hi Team

There's a discussion happening right now amongst the Fleet about Task Force organisational structures. Below is a message from Admiral Gates regarding this discussion and how you can have your say.

From the looks of it, the Manoora would transition, along with the rest of our Task Force, into the new Division 74 ("Special Projects Division"). Beyond that, I don't see it having much of an impact on our missions.

Have a read and I urge you to participate in the discussion on the forum.


From Admiral Gates:

For those of you who were able to make it to the monthly meeting yesterday, you’d have seen that we have a plan to adjust our current Task Force organisational structure. Our Niche Task Group will be moved out into a Task Force of its own called Division 74 (“Special Projects Division”), and the remainder of Task Force 11 will be split into three Task Forces. Task Force 11 will remain situated in the Galactic South focussing on its Gorn/Klingon War story arc, while the other two Task Forces will be located elsewhere, and expected to develop their own story arcs.

The specifics of choosing new TFCOs and arranging which sims go into which Task Forces will be discussed later (we’ll try to make sure that sims end up where they most want to be, but where that isn’t possible, our rules don’t force you to adhere to your TF’s AoO or story arc; so you could conceivably be in one of the new TFs and still participate in TF11’s story arc in the galactic south) – but what is currently being discussed is the location of these two new Task Forces. The current options on the table are The Borderlands (near Tzenkethi/Cardassian/Talarian space), The Northern Frontier (facing the galactic core, with the Ferengi and Breen on one side and Romulans on the other), the Gamma Quadrant and the Delta Quadrant.

We have a post up on the forums giving more details of each area (and maps for the Borderlands and Northern Frontier), as well as a poll for people to indicate the two areas they think we should expand into – it would be great if we could get as many people involved in this discussion as possible, as it will determine the direction of the next few steps the fleet takes. I’d also encourage you to circulate this link around to your crews; the discussion and poll is open to everyone.

The link to the forum thread is: http://forums.pegasusfleet.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3020

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Rear Admiral Richard Gates
Chief of Fleet Operations, Pegasus Fleet

» Loss of Player & Fighter NPCs

Posted on Mon Aug 15th, 2016 @ 3:16pm by Captain Julius Whitlam in General News

Hi Team

I'm sad to report that, due to ill health, we have officially lost Malcolm, who played 2nd Lieutenant Lancaster, one of our fighter jocks. He has been dealing with a difficult health situation for the past little while and I know I speak for everybody on the crew when I say we hope Malcolm will get better soon. While his character is inactive, I have left open the possibility of him rejoining us later.

This means that there are now no PCs among the fighter pilots. If anybody knows somebody who would be interested in joining the Ospreys, please let me know. Otherwise - and for the duration of the mission - we have an opportunity to create some NPCs as fighters. I know some of you already have a pilot NPC, but I'm opening it up to others who might want to spread their wings and fly.

Let me know ASAP if you'd like to create a fighter pilot NPC as I want to kick along the fighter section of the current mission. As you'll know from the workshop, the fighters play a role in detecting when the Dominion fleet is upon us. In the coming days, I'll start up a JP among the NPCs of the fighter squadron to get things moving. If you want to be part of it, let me know and I'll include you as well.

Otherwise, keep working on your away team or shipboard posts and don't forget about this month's Writing Challenge.



Captain Julius Whitlam
Commanding Officer
USS Manoora

Latest Mission Posts

» Negotiations, Round Two

Mission: The Ties That Bind
Posted on Fri Oct 28th, 2016 @ 1:18pm by Captain Julius Whitlam & Commander Elliot Drake & Lieutenant Commander Anders Odegaard

Captain Whitlam paused as he reached the door to the Administrator's office and turned back to Odegaard. "I don't expect him to change his mind in here," he said quietly so only Anders could hear. "So our job is to delay him until Windsor reports back. Understood?"

"Aye Sir." Anders…

» Weapons Hot

Mission: The Ties That Bind
Posted on Thu Oct 20th, 2016 @ 3:30am by Commander Elliot Drake & Captain Julius Whitlam & Lieutenant Commander Kiaon Solomon ,Mr & Ensign S'ryaa Tiriaq & Lieutenant JG Omar Saeed

"Weapons free! Engage, engage, engage!" Keller barked and his fighter was the first to open fire with a barrage of pulse phasers and micro-torpedoes.

S'rya banked his fighter with his squadron leader, and lined their weapons up for a run on the Jem'Hadar ship. He and Gabe aimed their weapons…

» The CAP

Mission: The Ties That Bind
Posted on Thu Oct 20th, 2016 @ 3:28am by Commander Elliot Drake & Captain Julius Whitlam & Lieutenant Commander Kiaon Solomon ,Mr & Ensign S'ryaa Tiriaq & Lieutenant JG Omar Saeed

The combat air patrol - an anachronistic term for an operation in the vacuum of space, but one widely used regardless - had been deployed for some time throughout the system. Commander Martin Keller, commander of the 242nd "Ospreys", sat back in the cockpit of his Peregrine-class fighter and surveyed…

» Checking In

Mission: The Ties That Bind
Posted on Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 @ 3:53pm by Captain Julius Whitlam & Lieutenant Commander Anders Odegaard & Lieutenant Samantha Winters & Lieutenant Alice Rhodes & Lieutenant Mikela Reyes MD & Captain Melody Windsor

The sun was bright and harsh as Captain Julius Whitlam and his chief of security emerged from the Administration Building. "That could have gone better," he said to Odegaard as he shielded his eyes from the glare.

"Agreed." Anders commented in response to his Captain. "Makes you wonder if he'lol…

» The Forgotten One

Mission: The Ties That Bind
Posted on Tue Sep 20th, 2016 @ 11:43pm by Lieutenant Mikela Reyes MD

CMO Mikela Reyes sighed and rubbed the side of her nose in mild frustration. She had been trekking all over this godforsaken colony, trying to engage the people in conversation. They didn't seem to mind if she scanned them, but she needed a larger population to get any use out…

Latest Personal Logs

» Lt.Cmdr K.Soloman's Personal Log.

Posted on Sun Sep 25th, 2016 @ 6:44pm by Lieutenant Commander Kiaon Solomon ,Mr

Kiaon strode around his quarters.

=^= Computer begin personal log =^=

*Sound of a throat being cleared before Kiaon's voice can be heard with a distinct but minor tinny distortion to it, almost slightly muffled*

This is Lieutenant Soloman's personal log beginning stard...

*brief chuckle cut short*

Correction, Lieutenant…

» Ties that bind: Starbase 375 departure

Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 @ 6:55pm by Lieutenant Alice Rhodes

Computer start personal log and timestamp.

Alice Rhodes, Chief of Operations, USS Manoora.

Has a ring to it no? I like it. I always said I'd make Lieutenant within five years. Just never imagined it would be in these circumstances. While I relish having left Deep Space Five, I'm not…

» Chef Tactical Officers Log - Stardate 51080.7

Posted on Fri May 27th, 2016 @ 10:52am by Lieutenant Commander Anders Odegaard

So I was trawling through the files on my Personal Computer when I realised that in all the time I settled on the Manoora, I hadn't posted a proper personal log. I guess in some ways the initial diversion to this posting and the nature of my job was a…

» No More Backup

Posted on Wed May 25th, 2016 @ 12:49am by Lieutenant Mikela Reyes MD

Today I finally got some use out of my counseling training. I treated a young man, one of the new Marines, who thought he was having a heart attack. Of course, I could tell right away that it was an anxiety attack. I stabilized the fellow and listened to him…

» Chief Engineer's Personal Log, Stardate 51080.7

Posted on Sun May 22nd, 2016 @ 8:58pm by Lieutenant Samantha Winters

So I've just come off shift, and the ship's computer has "notified" me that I've failed to record a personal log for the past month. It seems the programmers at Starfleet's yards have decided to add that little feature into the computer's core programming; I may have to dig my…