Welcome to the USS Hecate!

'Risk? Risk is our business! That's why we're out here!' - Admiral James T. Kirk



A new era has dawned!


A Golden Age Sim

Praxis changed everything

With the signing of the Khitomer Accords, the United Federation of Planets and her greatest adversary, the Klingon Empire, found themselves in an uneasy peace.

The year is 2295.

In the two years since the signing of the Accords the Federation Council has tasked Starfleet Command with revamping the Beta Quadrant Exploration program. The USS Hecate, one of the first Excelsior Refit vessels in the fleet will embark on a five year exploration mission beyond the Klingon and Romulan Empires. Penetrating the furthest reaches of the Beta Quadrant, her name is destined to be drawn in the same breath as Excelsior, Enterprise and other storied ships of Starfleet’s history.

Take a look around. If you like what you see, fill out an application form. Should you not see a position you want on the manifest, please contact us.

On behalf of the staff and crew of the USS Hecate, welcome! Join us and discover the Federation’s Golden Age!

Captain Robin Burke

Commanding Officer

USS Hecate-1963


A Theta Fleet Sim


Latest News Items

» July Awards

Posted on Fri Aug 11th, 2023 @ 3:45am by Captain Robert Burke in General News


Congratulations are in order!

Thanks to your hard work and fabulous writing in July, the Hecate earned several awards for the month:

- Gold Unit of Distinction for Task Force 23
- Post of the month for Task Force 23
- Joint Task Group Award of Merit along with the Midway

I can't thank you enough for the effort you put in for the month.


- Captain Robert Burke

» August Update

Posted on Mon Aug 7th, 2023 @ 2:40am by Captain Robert Burke in General News


Firstly, I would like to add my sincere thanks for your excellent contributions in July - collectively it was the best month the Hecate has had, and I'm sure it reflects a bright future for the sim as the Hecate charts the way to the 24th Century.

In happy news, we welcomed a new member to our sim, Lieutenant JG Austin Faust, who has made a stellar contribution in his first month aboard.

Unfortunately in sadder news, we had to bid farewell to our Executive Officer Vesna whose writer isn't experiencing the Trek sim itch at the moment. An ad will go out shortly on Discord sites for the open position.

Moving forward, I'm hoping we can finish the Launch post I've just started for us during the month of August. In addition there are several NPCs from the manifest you may want to interact with - particularly our Vulcan Medical Officer as we should all really get medically certified for our voyage.

I also encourage you to interact with your fellow crewmembers to begin building those relationships and antagonisms that make a story tick!

As it is August, I'm aware that most of us will be busy, so posting restrictions will be eased, particularly as I'll be out of the country from the 17th to 22nd of August and won't be able to move our story forward.

Here's to another successful month for the Hecate!

Live long and prosper -
Captain Robert Burke

» May Award

Posted on Mon Jun 19th, 2023 @ 2:31am by Captain Robert Burke in General News


I'm grateful to be able to say that in Hecate's first official active month we netted ourselves two awards!

The first was the Bronze award for Unit of Distinction, and the second was the Task Group Award of Merit.

I can't say how delighted I am at this positive start to the sim, and that I'm sure that it's an upward trajectory for us from here!


- Captain Curzon Bennett
Commanding Officer

» Launch Date Approaching

Posted on Wed Jul 6th, 2022 @ 5:23am by Captain Robert Burke in Sim Announcement


Some of you may have noted some changes around the sim site over the last few days.

With a change of job coming, my workload has changed so, with the help of some expert space wizards, we've managed to get the site up and running. There are still a few tweaks and additions to go through, but they should be smooth.

Over the next week or so, I'll open the first mission, Shakedown, and we can get Hecate underway to adventure. Once we're underway, we'll set up a Discord server for the sim as well.

In preparation for launch, please check over your character bios for any revisions you may want to make, or additions of character portraits.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please PM me or hit me up on Discord via the DM function.

Live long and prosper!

Captain Robert Burke
Commanding Officer
USS Hecate

Latest Mission Posts

» To the Katasterismoi

Posted on Mon Sep 4th, 2023 @ 3:30am by Captain Robert Burke & Commander Khiane Mau & Lieutenant Haruka Amami & Lieutenant Ryssa Dari & Lieutenant JG Austin Faust


Closing the medicine cabinet, Burke looked at himself critically in the mirror above his washstand. Flexing his face this way and that he checked that his casual stubble was as ordered as he liked, and ran a hand across his close-shaven skull. He shrugged. It'll do, he thought, reckoning…

» The Same, But Different

Posted on Sun Sep 3rd, 2023 @ 2:28am by Captain Robert Burke & Lieutenant JG Austin Faust


Utopia Station One was filled with countless officers and enlisted personnel, many of which heading to their ships while others were departing their ships. In the mix was a young operations officer. He towered over most but not all of the crowd as he made his way towards one…

» Breakfast Meeting - Part III

Posted on Mon Jul 31st, 2023 @ 2:19am by Captain Robert Burke & Lieutenant Commander Lachlan Lamont & Lieutenant Haruka Amami & Lieutenant Ryssa Dari & Lieutenant JG Austin Faust


'We have two weeks to the border at normal cruising speed. Once there, we will meet up with a relief convoy that has supplies and materiel for our forward operating base on the Klingon Homeworld.' Burke wanted to avoid giving the Klingon name for the planet once more -…

» Breakfast Meeting - Part II

Posted on Sun Jul 30th, 2023 @ 2:18am by Captain Robert Burke & Lieutenant Commander Lachlan Lamont & Lieutenant Haruka Amami & Lieutenant Ryssa Dari & Lieutenant JG Austin Faust


Vesna wasn't late, but she was later than she liked being. She had a call home, and then suddenly, it was ten minutes to meeting time (and past the kids bedtimes).

She walked in, and noticed the conversation already ongoing. She nodded her greeting to Burke, and turned to…

» Breakfast Meeting - Part I

Posted on Sun Jul 30th, 2023 @ 2:17am by Captain Robert Burke & Lieutenant Commander Lachlan Lamont & Lieutenant Ryssa Dari & Lieutenant JG Austin Faust


Burke adjusted his glasses and regarded the room critically, meticulously noting the place settings and arrangement of the table. He had tried his level best to achieve a relaxed atmosphere and have a casual feel to the first meeting with his senior-most officers. Some I've already met, some I…