Welcome to the Vindex!

Welcome to the USS Vindex, a Sovereign-class starship which is a proud member of Bravo Fleet's Task Force 9.

Based in the area of space surrounding Deep Space 11 in the Idran Region of the Gamma Quadrant, the Vindex and her crew are now tasked with exploring the unknown space around the starbase we call home. It has been a rollercoaster ride for the Vindex's crew so far, but with The Consortium threat ended and peace finally returned to the Idran Region, we can be the explorers we signed up to be.

Come and join us on our new adventures as we seek to discover the unknown, visiting those strange new worlds, making new friends and forming new partnerships along our way across the Gamma Quadrant.

This simulation's current timeline is November 2388.

Task Force 9 Sim of the Month

June 2016; October 2016

Bravo Fleet Sim of the Quarter

Winter 2016

Bravo Fleet Sim of the Year


Top Open Positions:
Chief Flight Control Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Assistant Chief Flight Control Officer
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
Marine Executive Officer

This simulation is rated 16+

Latest News Items

» The Vindex's One Year Anniversary

Posted on Wed May 31st, 2017 @ 4:05pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow in Sim Announcement

Hi everyone,

Today (May 31st) marks the first anniversary of the USS Vindex. Firstly I'd like to thank you all for all your hard work over the past year in which as a crew we've submitted 412 mission posts at the time of writing and are currently on our seventh mission together having started our second season a couple of weeks ago

A special mention from me goes to our Executive Officer (Nathan), Chief Engineering Officer (John), Chief Intelligence Officer (Matthew) and Marine Commanding Officer (Tyler) who have all been with the sim since the beginning. All four of you will be receiving a Silver Merit award shortly to recognise your time on the sim

However without all of you I wouldn't have been able to achieve my dream of running my own sim again and for that I thank you. It's been an honour and a privilege to lead this sim and I hope to do so for a long time to come

Here's to another twelve months - and hopefully many more

Thanks to you all once again

Best wishes,

» Conclusion of Season 1

Posted on Mon May 15th, 2017 @ 5:34am by Captain Claudia Ainscow in Sim Announcement

Hey guys,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that just under a year after the sim first launched we have completed our first full season with the conclusion of Unknown Territory. Season 1 saw us write no less than 393 mission posts over six missions - so well done guys. I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your contributions

Season 2 is now launched with the mission "Secrets" - the mission notes have been updated with more to come soon

Let's make it another great season!

All the best,

» Sim Awards for April 2017

Posted on Tue May 9th, 2017 @ 10:11pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow in Sim Announcement

Hey guys,

The voting for April 2017's sim player and post of the month has now closed. Here are the lucky winners!

Player of the Month (April 2017): Major Storr Garlake (Tyler)

Post of the Month (April 2017): Of Mice And Men - by Nathan and Tyler

Congratulations to the winners!

All the best,

» Sim Awards - February 2017

Posted on Thu Mar 9th, 2017 @ 7:45pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow in Sim Announcement

Hey guys,

I'm sorry they're a bit later than usual but the XO and I are pleased to announce the following winners for the two monthly sim awards for February 2017!

Player of the Month - February 2017

Lieutenant Tabetha Relton (Em): Despite having a baby recently Em has produced some wonderful writing and has remained ever present in an OOC aspect despite her character being written out

Post of the Month - February 2017

I'm Coming; by Lieutenant JG Annie Wilson (Em): Not only did the XO and I find this post extremely compelling but other players have also commended this post so we feel it was more than deserving of winning this award.

Congratulations to Em on her double award!

There will however be a change of format to these awards next month - stay tuned to find out!

All the best,

» More Awards!

Posted on Sun Feb 12th, 2017 @ 7:05pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow in Sim Announcement

Hey guys,

It gives me great pleasure to announce that two overdue award nominations have been approved so I can award the following to two members of the Vindex family!

Writing Proficiency Ribbon: Commander Akiva ben-Avram
Original Thinking: Lieutenant Commander Cara O'Reilly

Congratulations to both winners!

Best wishes,

Latest Mission Posts

» Allard Analysis

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Sun Jun 25th, 2017 @ 2:28pm by Lieutenant JG Nealey Snowdon & Commander Akiva ben-Avram & Lieutenant Commander Soren Himmel & Lieutenant Emilie Delameilleure

The heavily damaged shuttlecraft Allard had been retrieved from the surface of Nova Mercia and Captain Ainscow had ordered a full investigation into the cause of the crash. It had taken some doing to remove the craft without damaging it any more than it was - thankfully it had been…

» The Initial Settlers

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 @ 11:36pm by Commander Akiva ben-Avram & Captain Claudia Ainscow

Claudia had been invited down to the planet's surface to speak with the first colonists who had finally arrived. The nominated colonist who would serve as Nova Mercia's Prime Minister had sent a message up to the Vindex requesting Claudia's company and she decided to invite Akiva to join her…

» Off the Rails

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Thu Jun 15th, 2017 @ 4:26pm by Ensign Kalraan Ran & Lieutenant Elijah "Eli" Dreznik

Kelraan had managed to get rid of his laughing fit from the encounter with the Marine and now he was walking down the corridor on deck 15. He was running his hands on the bulkheads as he walked as he was heading towards his destination. "You are a good looking…

» Such Sweet Sorrow

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Thu Jun 15th, 2017 @ 8:04am by 1st Lieutenant Skryt Mrazak & Petty Officer 1st Class Shadi Zatra

It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times. Mrazak found himself stowing his gear aboard yet another transport vessel that would take him to his next assignment. The nature of his service to Starfleet--an expatriation from the Romulan Empire which did not teach him anything…

» Love At First Fight

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Posted on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 @ 10:16pm by Ensign Kalraan Ran & 1st Lieutenant Kestra Marunis

Ensign Ran had more or less went straight from the academy to his new post. It was his first posting and he was amazed that he got a chance to serve on a major ship class like a Sovereign. He materialized upon the transporter PAD and quickly stepped off the…

Latest Personal Logs

» Captain's Log - Stardate 65767.3

Posted on Sun Mar 26th, 2017 @ 7:56pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow

It's been a tough week to say the absolute least but I'm finally glad to be back on the Vindex and helping to clear up the mess that Saalkan and his cronies left us in. Sadly the final death count including the sad death of Lieutenant Wilson reached 431 personnel…

» Personal Log SD 65751.3

Posted on Tue Feb 14th, 2017 @ 7:11pm by Lieutenant Commander Cara O'Reilly MD

*sits down on sofa and sips at a cup of tea*

Resume recording.

Where was I? Oh yeah. After promising half of my personal replicator rations for two months to Bax in the QM I was able to get him to convince him to provide us with a 30% increase…

» Inconclusive

Posted on Sat Jan 28th, 2017 @ 6:38pm by Lieutenant Elsa Johansson

Once when I was ten years old, my Uncle Nils took me to the opposite side of the world, far from his usual haunts inside the Arctic circle. He was helping a colleague of his in Aboa (who I later learned was also his sometimes girlfriend) determine the cause of…

» Captain's Log - Stardate 65619.5

Posted on Sun Jan 15th, 2017 @ 5:13pm by Captain Claudia Ainscow

I'm finally up and about after a relapse of the injury I sustained in the Battle at Starbase Unity. At least the positive thing is we came out on top thanks to some assistance from the Dominion and we escaped relatively unscathed - thankfully there were no casualties aboard the…

» It's A Girl

Posted on Fri Jan 6th, 2017 @ 8:16am by Commander Akiva ben-Avram

Today was one for the history books. I became a father and acting captain all in the span of one day. Captain Ainscow returned to duty too quickly and suffered for it. I doubt Dr. O'Reilly will allow her to assert her independence again so soon. It looks like I've…