Welcome to the USS Devonshire NCC-79942

Welcome to the USS Devonshire NCC-79942

    "The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." - Douglas MacArthur



The Devonshire recently completed a refit cycle at Providence Fleet Yards and is assigned to Task Force 93 to assist with it's multitude of objectives. A suitable loadout of modules is ordered loaded to support as many of those objectives as possible without any additional downtime to replace them after the Devonshire departs Providence. Due to the Gorn Incursion of the Cestus and Canterra sectors as well as the increasing tensions in the area of operations caused by the ongoing Klingon Civil War, a Type VIII hangar module for the two squadrons of fighters and their support personnel, has been installed...along with a Command and Support Barracks for a Marine Special Operations and RECON Force. The ship has been outfitted with both science and medical modules to expand her humanitarian aid abilities, as well as a colonization/evacuation module to assist in settling the Raeyan Transit Corridor or evacuating civilians out of harms way should the Gorn press further into Federation territory, or the fighting inside the Klingon Empire spills across the border. Two Type VI combat modules have been transferred from Utopia Planetia to Providence for the Devonshire's use should further hostilities erupt. All personnel are ordered to Providence to begin boarding operations and finish preparations for departure.

These are only a few of the stories waiting to be written into the pages of history. Do you have what it takes to have your name entered into those pages?



Ship Status



Enroute to Canterra System
Current Status: Leading Taskgroup


Latest News Items

» New Senior Operations Chief/Chief of the Boat!

Posted on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 @ 11:49am by Commander Francheszka Braxton, née Mackelsen in Sim Announcement

The Devonshire is pleased to welcome her new senior NCO, Senior Chief Zach Patterson Jr. He will be representing the non-commissioned and enlisted crewmembers of the Lower Decks, as well as eventually filling in the shoes of Chief Operations Manager!

Welcome aboard, Chief!

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Commander Francheszka "Frankie" Braxton
Commanding Officer, USS Devonshire


» There's a New Sheriff in Town.

Posted on Sat Apr 20th, 2019 @ 4:24pm by Commander David Braddock in Sim Announcement

Hello USS Devonshire! Just a quick announcement today to mark a series of new developments with the simm. To begin with, we have a new CO, please welcome the grizzled Commander David Braddock, who will be taking over from now on as the Captain of the Devonshire. With new leadership comes a new plan for the future, there is now a new upcoming mission "Gorn Hospitality," which we will begin on May 1st 2019, after we have had a short chance to finally wrap up our business at Xavier Fleet Yards. We will be plunging headlong into the Gorn conflict, taking part in Starfleet's operation to re-conquer the Canterra system, liberate the Federation colony there, and deny it's resources to the Gorn war effort. Efforts have begun to attract new members to the sim and bolster our crew with new skillsets and personalities

There are exciting prospects in our future, and, as the new CO, I look forward very much to working with you all to build up the Dev into a strong and vibrant example of the best Bravo Fleet has to offer. I hope you all share my enthusiasm.

Good luck & best wishes, CDR Braddock


» New Player: Bizaz Targu

Posted on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 @ 7:16pm by Commander Francheszka Braxton, née Mackelsen in General News

The Devonshire crew is elated to welcome a new player into the field!

Bizaz Targu, a member of an obscure (but still canon, thank you TOS!) species who will be both our new Security Investigations Officer and this simm's first Warrant Officer character to boot!

Welcome aboard, Officer Targu!


» A New Player Has Entered The Ring

Posted on Fri Dec 28th, 2018 @ 12:12am by Commander Francheszka Braxton, née Mackelsen in General News

The Devonshire is pleased as punch to welcome in our new Chief Tactical Officer, LtJG. Sitak!

A new player is always a welcome holiday present!

Cheers, everyone!

-Cmdr. Francheszka "Frankenstein" Braxton


» Update to Simulation Rules and Regs!

Posted on Tue Dec 18th, 2018 @ 4:41pm by Commander Francheszka Braxton, née Mackelsen in Sim Announcement

The rules on the Devonshire site have been updated to reflect changing times and hopefully to mitigate past issues from reoccurring in the future.

I would like to begin by thanking the players behind the characters of First Officer Jack Logan and Security Chief Isabelle Verhagen for their considerable input, debate, and proofreading of this. It has helped the process immensely, guys!

Now, the full rules can be found http://devonshire.bravofleet.games/index.php/main/rules , but here are sections with the largest changes:

3. All members are expected to post at least once every fourteen (14) days, with additional posting responsibilities based on position in the simm.

Senior Staff/Department Heads: 2 posts per a week
Officers/Non-Comm (PO3+): 1 post per a week
Crewman/Cadets/Civilians: 1 post per every two weeks

Joint Post participation during a week does count as 0.5 of a post, even if the joint-post is not completed by the end of the week. These are tracked by GM/AGMs via tag reminders issued on the USS Devonshire discord channel.


This section was written to make responsibilities and requirements for posting more clear, and to kick our posting rates up. The JP amendment is to account for the long back and forth that can occur, especially in inter-player-character dialogue.

As a side note for those who have side characters (the characters in the manifest that have [Player Name] beside them), your posts as these characters count towards your total. If you have two characters from different categories (such as a Senior Officer and a Civilian), you are counted in the more senior track (Senior Officer, 2 posts/week, in this case).


4. If a tag in a Joint Post is marked as Plot Essential (or PE), than responses are expected at a quicker pace, so that the plot is not being held up. Game Management Staff are responsibile for issuing PE-status to posts and tag, and players can request a GM/AGM to place such status as need be.

Players tag'd under Plot Essential status have 4 days to respond to the tags or recieve a strike. (see below)

5. We use the three (3) Strike rule:
*1st Strike: A friendly reminder
*2nd Strike: A warning
*3rd Strike: Removal from the sim.
***A post written after strike 1 or 2 will reset the countdown back to 0***

If a player finds themselves in a situation where they are unlikely or unable to be able to post for a period of time, they may request a Leave of Absenscence (LOA) or Extended Leave of Absenscence (ELOA). LOAs grant a grace period of up to 2 weeks. ELOA are longer. Ask for one by PMing any member of the command team on the site, or on discord, or posting in discord that you need to be away from your keys for a while. The main guideline should be just to have a rough estimate of how long you'll be away. And we should encourage our crew to take leaves instead of just missing deadlines.


The Plot Essential status is being introduced as a way of keeping the main thrust of a mission from being derailed or left languishing because of absent writers. Plot Essential is both a blessing and a grave responsibility. If your character has it, they're the focus for at least the moment, if not the whole episode...but with great attention and power to shape the story, comes great responsibilities.

...and please. If you need a break, please tell the rest of us. We all need them from time to time and it let's the rest of us know if we have to write around you for the time being.

12. While usage of the BravoFleet Management System (BFMS) is not a fleet requirement, all members of the Devonshire will be required to create an account within seven (7) days of being accepted and add their character to it for use on the ship's manifest on its BFMS page. Register for BFMS at www.bravofleet.com click on 'Membership' and 'Create Account'. If you require assistance contact the CO for a copy of the BFMS User Guide, Player's Edition.

Game Management Staff:
Game Manager: "Francheszka Braxton"
Assistant Game Manager(s): "Jack Logan", "Isabelle Verhagen"


Er, this part is a tad embarrasing for me, but does count as a major rewrite, so I have to include it if I am being honest with the point of this post...the previous edition, until this morning, still only listed "Captain Micheal Wilcox" as Game Manager....it was SERIOUSLY out of date, like, from before the time I joined here as First Officer/AGM myself...soooo...yeah. All that was done here was the change in staff listing. That's it. Moving riiiiight aloooooong....


If anyone has any questions or concerns about these changes, please share them! The easiest place for such concerns to be adressed, is again, our Discord channel at https://discord.gg/x8YQThK

Thank you for your time!
-Hans, aka Commander Francheszka "Frankie" Braxton


Latest Mission Posts

» Easy jobs are the worst

Mission: Episode 2: Fresh Faces
Posted on Thu Nov 7th, 2019 @ 11:53am by Lieutenant JG Rileya Licarar Callsign: Chatterbox [Patterson Jr] & Senior Chief Petty Officer Zack Patterson jr

Nine hours into their ten hour flight to the next starbase, Zack was keeping himself busy as best he could. He was running scans on anything they passed, checking up on vital systems. Anything to pass the time. Chatterbox had been busy talking over the coms with others in her…


» Pit-stop on the way home

Mission: Episode 2: Fresh Faces
Posted on Mon Nov 4th, 2019 @ 5:56pm by Lieutenant JG Rileya Licarar Callsign: Chatterbox [Patterson Jr] & Senior Chief Petty Officer Zack Patterson jr

They had been pulling warp three for the better part of ten hours and Zack was slowly reconsidering how bad of an idea it was to eat a big meal before they left. Not to mention all the tea and water he had drank. The fighter dropped out of warp,…


» In need of a ride

Mission: Episode 2: Fresh Faces
Posted on Mon Nov 4th, 2019 @ 5:41pm by Lieutenant JG Rileya Licarar Callsign: Chatterbox [Patterson Jr] & Senior Chief Petty Officer Zack Patterson jr

Zack sat on the floor, with his back against his stuff and his eyes closed. He was doing his best not to get angry. For some reason his spot on the transport had been taken at the last minute by someone with kids. From what he had heard, he wasn’t…


» Anatrie Reporting In

Mission: Episode 2: Fresh Faces
Posted on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 @ 12:06am by Commander Francheszka Braxton, née Mackelsen

-- IC --

Anatrie strolled along, her arms tucked behind her at the small of her back, carefully picking her way through the corridor. From what she had heard in the short time being aboard, this part of the ship was damaged the worst during the fight. Engineering crewmen and…


» Dividing Responsibilities

Mission: Episode 2: Fresh Faces
Posted on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 @ 11:56pm by Commander Francheszka Braxton, née Mackelsen & Commander David Braddock

The doors whooshed open and David stepped in to the ready room and its welcome privacy. He took in the space, his space now he supposed, before turning to the other occupant who had followed him in. "I don't like this situation they've put us in one bit," he declared…


Latest Personal Logs

» On the Way to Xavier

Posted on Tue Aug 28th, 2018 @ 12:49pm by Ensign Leighton O’Connor

Leighton stretched out in the shuttle's pilot seat as much as space allowed him, checked the status board one more time, yawned and addressed the computer.

“Computer, Record Personal Log- Ensign Leighton O’Connor."

“Ensign. That still sounds a bit weird. It’s been only a couple days since graduation and my…


» From Hulk to Ant-Man

Posted on Mon Mar 26th, 2018 @ 6:48pm by Ensign Johnny Terrace

Mindo,

Finally got the transfer I've wanted. I'm currently on a shuttle headed to the USS Devonshire where I'm to be their new Tactical Officer.

I have to admit, I'm very excited about this new assignment. Six years on the USS Vonnegut was enough for me. I hear you've been…