Welcome to the USS Athena!

"You’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on.” - Athena (in Homer’s The Odyssey)

In ancient Greek mythology Athena was the Olympian goddess of wisdom and good counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and various other crafts.

All of those things are to be expected in the stories we want to tell. (Including even the part about weaving and pottery, if you’re so inclined!)


The USS Athena is a proud member of Taskforce 72 in Obsidian Fleet

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The USS Athena is assigned to escort a high-level Federation Ambassador to complete the accession of a new member world - Paratus IV. Although deemed overkill to deploy the ship for this assignment, it seems the Ambassador herself has a number of particularly outrageous demands during the journey.

But what unknown dangers will await the crew once they arrive at their destination?


The USS Athena is run under a 15+ rating. Limited content is permitted. Please consult a member of the command team if you are unsure.
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Latest News Items

» Welcome Bryan!

Posted on Thu Apr 30th, 2020 @ 9:58am by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hi all

Like London Buses, we have another new member of the crew come along! Please welcome Bryan to the crew, playing our new Chief Engineer Seleya Qellar (PHD). I've played with Bryan on other sims for a while now and am super excited to see what he can bring to the table.

Please nab him for JPs and let him feel welcome!



Cmdr Kane

» Welcome Lt James Brax

Posted on Sun Apr 26th, 2020 @ 6:06pm by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hello all!

Please join me in welcoming Michael, who will be playing Lt James Brax - a new addition to our Security & Tactical team.

We're very excited to have him join us, please do welcome him aboard in the usual fashion - with lots of high-fives and JP requests. ;)




Cmdr Kane

» Isolation

Posted on Sat Mar 21st, 2020 @ 4:37pm by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hello wonderful crew of the USS Athena!

There's a lot going on in the world at the moment and I know that this has created a lot of uncertainty for everyone. I myself am working from home full time with two kids in the house. Until June. I think I'm going to go mad.

I know that many of you are in a similar state - or worse.

As I said on Discord, I'm relaxing the rules around the minimum posting requirement for the time being. We're all going through a time of change and challenge. The important thing is to stay safe and stay healthy, in body and in mind. The rest of us are here for you - now, and when this time is behind us.

That all said, it would be brilliant if we were able to use Athena as an escape from all that, wouldn't it? I personally would love for us to come out the other side feeling like we've not completely stalled out along the way. We all joined the sim wanting some adventure, and hopefully that's what we can give one another to help us all keep our spirits up. Encourage each other. Stick by each other. Remember we're all having it tough right now. In the words of Brian W Foster: Don't forget to love each other.

If anyone needs anything, just holler - I'm by a computer most of my waking life now. ;)

Stay safe, team.


Cmdr Kane

» Unit of Merit: January 2020

Posted on Mon Feb 3rd, 2020 @ 11:06am by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hi all

Just a quick message to mention that the USS Athena was awarded the Obsidian Fleet Unit of Merit for January 2020!

In the end this is thanks to all your hard work and willingness to get stuck in to having some fun together. I'm very proud of the stories we're telling and will continue to tell in the future.

Great job! Now let's go and kick some butt...



Cmdr Kane

» Two New Arrivals

Posted on Mon Dec 16th, 2019 @ 11:36pm by Commander Jacob Kane in General News

Hi all

It's that time of the year when gifts are given, and we've gotten two new gifts ourselves here on the Athena!

Please join me in welcoming Lt Commander Peter Horn, head of Strategic Operations, and Lieutenant Noah Reed (MD) our new Chief Medical Officer.

This puts us in really good shape going forward, and as mentioned on the Discord channel I'll be looking to wrap our existing mission and kicking us off something new at the turn of the year.

Merry Christmas!

Paul (CO)

Latest Mission Posts

» Boldly going

Mission: Character Development
Posted on Wed Jun 3rd, 2020 @ 3:29am by Lieutenant Seleya Qellar PhD & Jerant van Rijn

The ship was heaven. Jerant bounced his way through the corridors at a full run, smoothly dodging the few people that were about. He shot into a hatch, slid a few decks down along the ladders, then crawl-ran through a horizontal tube towards the next ladder.

He felt like a…

» Insider Information

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 @ 9:33am by Lieutenant P’rel M.D

The crowd of Paratan men lout out another affirmative roar. The obese orator standing at the makeshift podium, at the head of the crowded filthy room clearly had the attention of the raucous mob before him; pontificating on soldiering and resistance though clearly without having done more than a few…

» Grouchy

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Mon Jun 1st, 2020 @ 6:52pm by Senior Chief Petty Officer Mason Malone & Lieutenant Kevan Dash

"Chief Malone." Kevan spoke loud enough in the corridor for Mason to be able to hear him. He used a formal means of address, making it clear he was being a bit more serious than usual. He caught up to the other man at a shade quicker than a usual…

» Negotiation

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Mon Jun 1st, 2020 @ 6:10pm by Hamilton Broll & Lieutenant Commander Taeler Santu M.D. & Lieutenant Dessame Sar & Lieutenant Savin


The large ballroom had been converted overnight into a larger meeting space, with an enormous conference table set up in the centre. On one side, the Paratan delegation, on the other, a clear space for the Federation one.

Hamilton arrived early, having not been able to drink particularly much…

» Yet another glitch...

Mission: In the Family
Posted on Sun May 31st, 2020 @ 10:36am by Lieutenant P’rel M.D

The slender Paratan gently placed her tea down on the bedside table. Greeting an itch, she raised her hand up to her left temple where a firm and unfamiliar ridge of tightly bound scales carpeted a deeply set brow line. Not unlike Cardassians, the Paratans had some kind of strange…