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2021 Tournament of Sims
"I absolutely love the characters on this sim. They’re just quirky enough to be fun, but not so quirky as to be unbelievable." - Judge #3
The Battle of Maxia, a tale
much taller than the Ferengi who have recorded it, previously footnote in Federation history, is now an encounter taught at Starfleet Academy’s Command, Diplomacy, and Xenopsychology courses. After the Battle of Maxia in 2355, Federation construction vessels traveled towards the northern colonies as far as worlds such as Izar in a hazardous region of space spanning several sectors. These construction ships began building starbases and a network of subspace communication relay stations.

One of these was Federation Subspace Relay Station-97 numerically known as RS-97, and more commonly known as Bellwether Station. Constructed in 2355, several weeks after the battle, the relay station served as the central nerve of a vast communication network over the next few decades. However, as more of the space was charted by Federation starships and technology advanced, dozens of the communication relay stations became unmanned.

Bellwether is one of the last surviving manned subspace relay stations, slated to be decommissioned or turned into a fully autonomous station by the turn of the century, these are likely the final years. There’s more to Bellwether station, however than monitoring subspace communique; the Ionic Nebula Region where the station is nestled in a rough region of space plagued with navigational hazards but is part of a crucial ‘stellar roadway’ of merchants, traders, and even smugglers and bootleggers.

The crew of Bellwether station is responsible for the deployment and maintenance of buoys along the trade routes. Ionic storms and other navigational hazards have laid claim to dozens of starships over the decades, and Bellwether station has earned the nickname of ‘The lighthouse’ offering refuge from the storms and as a stellar marker whilst navigating the hazardous region. It is frequented by traders, merchants, and individuals seeking shelter or assistance.

If you are looking for a small remote posting, then this is the place for you, but beware! This little ‘lighthouse’ among the stars is not the quaint subdue station that the Federation and Starfleet Command paint it to be. Situated near the Ferengi Alliance, Breen Confederacy, and The First Federation, Bellwether Station can be a colorful assignment for those ill-prepared for its frontier experience.

Latest Mission Posts

» Scattering Songbirds

Mission: Spiders of Sarastus VII
Posted on Sat May 18th, 2024 @ 9:58pm by Commander Izzy Schröder Ph.D. & Lieutenant Commander Brott & Lieutenant Skye MacLeod

The shimmering effect of reliable Federation transporters had begun at the hands of Lieutenant Commander Hamish Brott, station commander, and occasional transporter operator though far from specialist. He was in Ops with Lieutenant Skye MacLeod when he received the transmission from his old friend, the starship Warbler had arrived. Too…

» Popping up to say hello

Mission: Spiders of Sarastus VII
Posted on Tue Apr 30th, 2024 @ 8:37pm by Lieutenant Commander Brott & Gypsy Midnight


Gypsy's journey had been long and rough. There was nothing that could make the tiredness go away accept for a visit to the station and maybe, just maybe, a sickbay visit and a chat with the very pretty Tanaka.

"This is the Destiny calling Bellweather Station. Come in Brotty."…

» Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Mission: Spiders of Sarastus VII
Posted on Tue Apr 30th, 2024 @ 8:37pm by Lieutenant Commander Brott & Lieutenant Himari Kai, MD & Ensign Andrea Astor


Bellwether Station had finally received transmission from the Antares class cargo freighter, the SS Centaurus that it was approaching the station. The ionite nebulae were particularly problematic lately and had obstructed communications until the Centaurus was well through the thick of it. Emerging from the gaseous clouds the freighter…

» Return Exam

Mission: Spiders of Sarastus VII
Posted on Tue Apr 30th, 2024 @ 2:20am by Lieutenant Himari Kai, MD & Lieutenant JG Tilo Riehl


Himari Kai stood in the middle of her sickbay. Tanaka had said it was small but it was enough. She had not yet fully looked around but knowing who the previous CMO here was she knew pretty much were things were.

Sighing she slipped into her blue lab coat…

» Preparations: Briefing

Mission: Spiders of Sarastus VII
Posted on Mon Apr 29th, 2024 @ 3:25am by Lieutenant Commander Brott & Lieutenant Skye MacLeod & Lieutenant Himari Kai, MD & Lieutenant JG Tilo Riehl & Ensign Andrea Astor


The most important meal of the day made sense when on a planet operating with clear days and nights, but aboard a small station like Bellwether, whatever constituted as breakfast, lunch, or dinner was up for debate and self-determination. Nevertheless, the crew had assembled and were partaking in food…