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Welcome to Lotus Fleet RP!

Welcome to Lotus Fleet's RP Site!

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  • Lotus Fleet's Starship RP
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  • Star Wars
  • Lord of the Rings
  • ...and more!

Read the Stories Here!


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Latest News Items

» Brave New World novelized

Posted on 09/05/2016 @ 11:37am by Captain Kheren in General News

 "It is my privilege to announce that the hard and enthusiastic work of your fellow rolepalying fleetmates is now available in PDF format as a novel lenght story here in our Roleplay section - starship archives - Fleet Actions:



viewtopic.php?f=22&t=101&p=278#p278


This is a 403 pages long story that involved all our current roleplayers for fourteen months. be sure to congratulate them and enjoy their efforts!

You can also enjoy many of our previous RP stories from years past on the same thread. Better yet, why not become part of the adventure yourself? Read our RP manuals, make a Junior Grade character for approval and start your own adventure to leave your mark in the LF RP universe!

You can submit your original RP character here:


"http://www.lotusfleet.org/forums/form.php?f=18"


From all of us in the LF RP department, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Admiral Kheren
Roleplay Director"


» RP Season 4: Guidelines for posting

Posted on 01/18/2016 @ 12:07pm by Lt. Commander Ray Pasqual in General News

 "

RP Season 4 : Guidelines for posting

Postby Kheren » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:54 am

With only the USS McKenzie left to get a story approved, we should launch as scheduled by the end of this week!

As we will have no less than five ships and stories going on at the same time, and almost all players having more than one character to play on  different ships,the RP site might quickly become confusing if we do not follow certain guidelines. Therefore:



1 - STORYTELLING

1.1 - The story should play out for at least one month and no more than three.

Long stories have a tendency to loose players; either because interest wane or because Real Life calls a player away before the story ends. Both may be avoided if the story is vivid, active, to the point and resolution is in sight. Think of it as a TV episode rather than a movie (which then would be our Fleet Actions). Short stories will promote participation as the pace will not allow much idleness and bring soon new ideas for a player searching for ideas. Three months stories will also allow three to four episodes a year for a ship, giving more oportunities for new arrivals, transfers, refits, awards, promotions, creativity  and variety.

Keep in mind that the RP Director has the right to himself end a story that would go beyond reasonable lengths or is obviously stalling. This could be as dull and brutal as having Fleet Captain Samji walk in and end the holodeck simulation... which is not conductive to promotions, big awards and pride in one's story!


1.2 - No more than 24 hours must elapse between posts.

Nothing kills a story better than a story stuck for days with nothing happening/no one posting. The captain GM must make sure there isat least one post each and everyday; even if this means for him to make that post and move the story forward. That is his job. As long as someone posts, the story moves; thus, each player (with the possible exception of the captain of course) should not necessarily have to post each and every day... although the fewer the players, the stronger the possibility... but of course, everyone is free to post as often and as much as willing and able to! 

Keep in mind that the Captain/GM has the right to take over any inactive PC or NPC in order to move the story forward. The play is the thing!


1.3 Posts should be significant; move the story forward.

Everyone contributes to the story, not just the captain. The more you contribute, the more fun, involving and better it will be. The captain is the guide, the rudder but the players are the wind and sail. Answering "Aye Sir" and leave it at that certainly moves the scene forward but there is not much wind there! One liners  writer players do not derserve many awards... Providing description of scene, tools, emotions, thoughts, memories and such will enrich that simple answer and give ideas to other players to do the same, if not interact even more. Dialog is a good tool to explain things (to the readers if not the captain) and prompts interaction; use it often!




2 - POSTING

2.1 - All posts should be titled as follow: USS SHIP NAME HERE in HIGH CASE caracters, followed by a title as descriptive as possible of the topic/content of the post.

For example: USS HORIZON: answering the distress call; or USS HORIZON: the captain meets his new CMO
Avoid poetic, thematic, symbolic and otherwise purely evocative titles. You are not writing the novelization, you are telling players to come in and play. Therefore, make it clear and simple, telling the players what is going on there and especially that it concerns them and that they should participate!

Players can start posts as much as the captain/GM to create any scene needed for the story, be it the overall story or the character's personal subplot. Again, the captain as GM is not a channel but a rudder, a guide to the cohesion of the whole play; indeed, the most delightful RP experience is when the players input things that make the story and even bring it somewhere and farther out than the original plot ever intended! RP is collaborative creative writing; it is up to you to see how much you can be part of it!


2.2 - Make sure you include everyone you want to be involved in the authors section.

Players can not add themselves if you do not put them in first. Removing later an author that did not contribute to the post is much easier than getting back a player frustrated for not being able to post.

Players wishing to be included in a scene may use the Comments section to ask their captain/GM to add them, and/or send him a PM to that effect.


2.3 - Put in a clear and complete location as follows: general locale, specific locale.

For example: Orbit of Eden III, USS Horizon bridge;  or Pocket universe, USS Horizon Captain's office
This will avoid having characters in engineering suddenly pop up to answer a question in the mess hall without at least describing how and why he left engineering to get there just in time for the chatter!


2.4 - Do not forget the stardate in the post's heading section

Keeping track of time is what makes a story coherent and avoid glaring inconsistencies and ridiculous happenstances, like a ship going the eighty light years between sector 001 and the Hromi sector in a matter of minutes (and with conventional warp drive at that). Time is the best tool to build not only credibility but most of all dramatic tension in a story. It also helps a lot ordering events properly for everyone. And nothing speaks more trek than a captain's log or an officer's personal log with it's stardate! The stardate calculator is readily accessible from the writing post page itself. Please use it.


2.5 - Use the Comments section for OOC talk

Although you may sometimes leave some space in your text for someone else to respond at a precise point, players should know where and when to do so (especially with a question directly asked to them) without being so held by the hand. (By the way, if a player forgets to answer a direct query, the captain as GM is always entitled to answer for that character failing to do so in order to have the story move on, or readress the question to his assistant and provide the answer himself).

Out Of Character discussions, invites or details are more readily seen and understood when apart in the comments section. There is also this thread for lenghty discussions that is available here.




If we keep all this in mind and apply it all, we should all have a blast of a RP session! Let's make it so!"


» Lotus Fleet launches!

Posted on 01/15/2016 @ 1:22pm by Lt. Commander Marksus Sangliar in General News

 Our new RP season is about to start next week. And it will be a lively one!


No less than five ships will be launched towards the final frontier... and beyond:


The flag ship USS Horizon will discover in the other universe that the new Federation colony is definitely not alone out there...

The deep space science ship USS Phoenix will also tackle the mysteries beyond the Azimuth Horizon, mysteries not so apart from those in our own universe...

The former flagship USS Lotus comes back to investigate a mysterious starship theft, an investigation that will require all it's state of the art ressources...

The warship USS Alsea will have to resolve a little border dispute... with a very peculiar crew aboard...

The patrol ship USS McKenzie will see a complete change in command... and not too soon with events brewing in space near and far...


Fleet details are here:  
 
viewtopic.php?f=54&t=820


There has never been a better time to join in on the action, fun, thrills and chills of the Lotus Fleet Roleplaying Universe; a universe all built upon the vision of Gene Roddenberry in our own unique way by you! Make yourself a character, apply for a position available on any of those ships and join their adventure, be part of that universe and leave your own unique mark on it!


Here is where you submit a character for approval:    


form.php?f=18



Contact me (Kheren) for any further detail or question.

See you... out there!


»

Posted on 01/07/2016 @ 3:56pm by Lt. Commander Ray Pasqual in General News

 "Subspace transmission from Starfleet Command

San Francisco, Sol III, sector 001
to Lotus Fleet Division
Starbase Lotus, Hromi sector

The following decisions have been reviewed and approved by Starfleet Command's Joint Chiefs of Staff, following the assigned first effort of colonization and exploration of the Azimuth universe.

PROMOTIONS

Considering their service record and latest performance during Operation Brave New World, the following officers are to receive new ranking and/or eligibility from Starfleet:

Lieutenant Junior Grade Aron'Son, position Chief of Security and Tactical, assignment USS Horizon, is promoted to the rank ofLieutenant.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Jonathan Livingstone, position Chief Science Officer, assignment USS Phoenix, is promoted to the rank ofLieutenant. Details will be sent to the X'Ell embassy on Starbase Lotus for acceptance and review as per regulations regarding exchange officers.

Lieutenant S'Tan Solius, position Chief Engineer, assignment USS Horizon, is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Lieutenant Elisha Leone, position Chief Operations Officer, assignment USS Phoenix, is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. It is strongly recommended that this officer be reassigned to help other vessels and installations in adapting to the new nanite enhancement technology successfully implemented and tested on the USS Phoenix.

Commander Jureth Oseno, position Tactical Operations Officer, assignment USS Horizon, is to be put on the list of eligibility for a starship command position. Until such command opportunity arise and is accepted by this officer, he is hereby confirmed as Captain of the USS Polaris escort vessel assigned to the Lotus Fleet flagship and may be called to specific duties apart from said flagship by both Starfleet and Lotus Fleet.

Commander Neil. S. Redding, position Executive Officer, assignment USS Horizon, is to be put on the list of eligibility for a starship command position as next in line for starship command duties, up to and including Lotus Fleet's flagship.

Commander Joshua W. Riker, position Executive Officer, assignment USS Phoenix, is to be put on the list of eligibility for a starship command position.

Commander David Rogers, position Executive Officer, assignment USS Phoenix is to be put on the list of eligibility for a starship command position. This officer is also requested to serve on the technical investigation comitee assigned to the case of the USS Diamond Star's unexplained disappearance and return to Utopia Plenitia Shipyards (see file in appendix A).

Captain Syntron, position starship Commanding Officer, assignment USS Phoenix, is to be confirmed as starship commander of the USS Phoenix.

Captain Kheren, position starship Commanding Officer, assignement USS Horizon, is hereby notified to standby for immediate reassignment at an unspecified stardate. Details classified under the authority of the Federation Science Council, Starfleet Security and the Bureau of Temporal Investigations. In the meantime, this officer will remain at his current position and assignment.


REINSTATEMENT

Considering current status and conduct, the following individual's dossier has been revised by Starfleet Command's Judge Advocate General and the United Federation of Planets Judiciary:

Former Lieutenant Commander Sorripto is offered summary discharge on parole from Starfleet Penitentiary Colony Australia for exemplary conduct and notable service during his confinement.

If that be his wish, and because of his remarkable record prior to his condemnation, he may choose to resign honorably or resume his Starfleet Commission with the rank of Lieutenant, to serve as up to and including the position of assistant to any department of his choosing relevant to his competence, either on a starship or Starfleet facility.

Said officer will be allowed this opportunity under the following condition; if and when an officer of Command rank and assigned as commanding officer on a starship or facility is willing to take on the responsibility of reintegrating said officer within the proper protocols of Starfleet. Until this opportunity present itself, said officer may offer his services to Starfleet Academy, Lotus Fleet Branch, where he will also attend, as student and teaching assistant, all classes regarding Federation policies and Starfleet protocols, with emphasis on General Orders and Starfleet Regulations. Kobayashi Maru simulations are also recommended for training, testing, study and evaluation.

Any possible future promotion and responsibilities will be contingent with same good conduct and service for no less than one term. Starfleet Command will be sole judge in this matter. Any further misconduct, then or later, will be grounds for immediate and permanent dismissal of Starfleet with a dishonorable discharge, along with any other sanction to be determined, if any, up to and including penitentiary time with no possibility of reprieve or parole.

Let it be clear that the parraining commanding officer who will vouch for this officer's reinstatement will also be held responsible for said officer Sorripto's actions and conduct during and after such probation period. If the officer is found wanting during this probationary period and for any term thereafter, the commanding officer may also be served proper sanction, up to and including removal from command, demotion, court martial and dismissal from Starfleet.


AWARDS

Considering the logs and reports from the latest and first colonization operation beyond the Azimuth Horizon, the following officers shall receive commendation for their outstanding service:

Lieutenant Aron'Son is awarded the Starfleet Tactical Decoration for meritorious conduct as chief of security and tactical of the USS Horizon during confrontation with the Romulan Empire task force, and before and during a civilian mutiny.

Lieutenant Jonathan Livingstone is awarded the Starfleet Science Decoration for distinguished science contributions regarding the Zetarian problem and first contact with the Draxx, notably regarding communication challenges.

Lieutenant Commander S'tan Solius is awarded the Star Cross for meritorious conduct as chief engineer of the USS Horizon during confrontation with the Romulan Empire task force, the colonization effort beyond the Azimuth Horizon and the attempted insurrection of several colonists.

Lieutenant Commander Elisha Leone is awarded the Starfleet Engineering Decoration for devizing and implementing a safe and efficient communication system between starships in time of crisis and under difficult conditions.

Commander David Rogers is awarded the Lotus Fleet Medal of Distinction for distinguished actions in facing the Zetarian problem, notably how to emprison them and handle them effectively and safely.

Commander Jureth Oseno is awarded the Starfleet Medal of Commendation for risking his life to ensure capture of the Zetarians and rescue marooned officers and civilians and showing exemplary decisiveness and restraint under fire while in command of the USS Polaris.

Commander Neil S. Redding is awarded the Grankite Order of Tactics for devizing an effective method against invasive energy beings using transporter and holographic technologies.

Commander Joshua W. Riker is awarded the Prentares Ribbon of Commendation for excellence in leadership and bravery in difficult situations facing the threat of the Zetarians, including putting his own person at risk to ensure communication and resolving situations with commendable restraint.

Captain Syntron is awarded the Jean-Luc Picard Medal of Honor for his exemplary conduct and achievement in diplomatic efforts in first contact with the Draxx and the Zetarians.

Captain Kheren is awarded the Kathryn Janeway Medal of Valor for Consistently staying within the bounds of Star Fleet Rules of Engagement during confrontations with the Draxx, while maintaining full contact with foreign and friendly forces and enabling successful colonization, thus serving the ideals of Federation values and maintaining mission survivability while out of contact and support from Starfleet and the Federation. 

Signed
on Stardate 88661.8
At Starfleet Headquarters, San-Francisco, Earth, Sector 001

Fleet Captain Allen Samji, Starbase Lotus Commanding Officer

Rear Admiral Kotari, Hromi Sector Chief Flag Officer. Lotus Fleet

Admiral Neil S. Redding, Chief of Security, Starfleet Command


OOC AWARDS

The Brave New World Award is presented to the following players for significant and long term quality contribution to the story:

Niomo (aka Niomo Lire II & S'Tan Solius) who will also receive the RP Master Award for participating in 5 episodes.

BLZBUB (aka David Rogers) who will also receive the RP Master Award for participating in 5 episodes.

Jeff T. (aka Syntron & Elisha Leone) who will also receive the RP Veteran Award for participating in 10 episodes.

Sorripto (aka Sorripto & Joshua Riker) who will also receive the RP Veteran Award for participating in 10 episodes.

Jureth (aka Jureth Oseno and Aron'Son) who will also receive the RP Veteran award for participating in 10 episodes.

Redding (aka Neil Redding, V'Rell Gould & Felez Connora'tu) who will also receive the RP Professional Award for participating in 15 episodes.

Kheren (aka Kheren, Elliago Nasaro-Myth & Jonathan Livingstone) who will also receive the RP Specialist Award for participating in 20 episodes.


This story would not have been possible and certainly not as epic without you. Thank you gentlemen."


»

Posted on 01/07/2016 @ 3:54pm by Lt. Commander Ray Pasqual in General News

 Greetings Fleetmates!


It is my privilege to announce that the hard and enthusiastic work of your fellow rolepalying fleetmates is now available in PDF format as a novel lenght story here in our Roleplay section - starship archives - Fleet Actions:


viewtopic.php?f=22&t=101&start=10


This is a 403 pages long story that involved all our current roleplayers for fourteen months. be sure to congratulate them and enjoy their efforts!

You can also enjoy many of our previous RP stories from years past on the same thread. Better yet, why not become part of the adventure yourself? Read our RP manuals, make a Junior Grade character for approval and start your own adventure to leave your mark in the LF RP universe!

You can submit your original RP character here:


form.php?f=18


From all of us in the LF RP department, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Admiral Kheren
Roleplay Director


Latest Mission Posts

» THE EDGE OF NEVER: A summons for Rogers.

Mission: The Edge of Never
Posted on 09/24/2016 @ 10:43am by Commander David Rogers
» Edited on 09/24/2016 @ 2:19pm

 Personal Log, USS Lotus. Stardate 8873.1    Having returned to starbase Lotus last week, I have gotten Shelly settled into the routine here aboard a Federation base. Starfleet Intelligence has basically quaranteened her to her quarters on deck nineteen, although she can partake of most guest facilities like the public…


» THE EDGE OF NEVER: House call for Dr Nasaro-Myth

Mission: The Edge of Never
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"Bridge to sickbay..." Elliago turned away from the medicinal crate to tap his combadge. "CMO here." "Message from starbase Lotus for you, Doctor." The Deltan sighed, looking at all the crates he still had to inventory. "I don't make house calls. Don't they have their own hospitals over there?" "Message…


» THE EDGE OF NEVER: USS Phoenix Exec officers summonded

Mission: The Edge of Never
Posted on 09/23/2016 @ 12:32am by Lieutenant Jonathan Livingstone & Captain Syntron
» Edited on 09/24/2016 @ 1:36pm

Within the Ready Room of the USS Phoenix, the Vulcan captain was reviewing the latest reports from his department heads when a signal interrupted his progress. As he finished reading the order contained within this new message, Syntron leaned back in his chair for a moment to reflect on its…


» THE EDGE OF NEVER: A long Ride Home

Mission: The Edge of Never
Posted on 09/22/2016 @ 8:40pm by Commander Neil Redding & Lieutenant JG Robert Moore & Lt. Commander Aron'Son
» Edited on 09/23/2016 @ 6:11pm

Commander Neil S Redding sat at the weapon control station looking passively out at the star field around them. In front of him sat Lt Robert Moore at the helm, a human male that often forgot he wasn't a holovid pirate. As usual, he was trying to 'chat-up' the person…


» THE EDGE OF NEVER: The Briefing

Mission: The Edge of Never
Posted on 09/22/2016 @ 2:26pm by Commander Neil Redding & Captain Syntron & Captain Joshua Riker & Commander David Rogers & Commander Elliago Nasaro-Myth M.D. & Lt. Commander Elisha Leóne & Lt. Commander S'Tan Solius & Lieutenant Julian Carter M.D. & Lieutenant Jonathan Livingstone & Lt. Commander Aron'Son
» Edited on 09/22/2016 @ 8:37pm

The office of Rear Admiral Kotari, the flag officer in charge of the entire Hromi sector, was as spacious as any conference room aboard a starship, saved for the colossal USS Horizon. It felt all the more huge because, at the moment, there were only three individuals present. Behind the…


Latest Personal Logs

» Return to Blacks Point

Posted on 09/23/2014 @ 4:38am by Commander Neil Redding

"Loading holodeck program "Blacks Point retrieval" Sector Celes, Crenan system, Moon: Crenan 1 mining facility. Date: 2208 august 3ed. Time: 1846 hours. "Make sure you double check the data buffer this time, a diagnostic bed got scrambled last time, we were lucky he didn't notice it." The voice of a…


» Settling In

Posted on 03/15/2014 @ 6:55am by Lieutenant JG Kathleen Friedman Dr

Luckily I found my lodgings quite easily from the console just outside the Ember Lounge.  At first I thought that the rooms would be small but I am pleasantly surprised at the outlay; just a smidgen larger than my apartment back on earth. Small sleeping area with a bathroom attached,…


» Doubts..

Posted on 02/25/2014 @ 6:23pm by Captain Oseno Jureth

Oseno Jureth walked the floor of his quarters aboard the Horizon as the might starship was making her return to Federation space and Starbase Lotus. It was the middle of the night, and he should be sleep before his next shift, but sleep was not something that came easily to…


» Awakening

Posted on 12/19/2013 @ 10:34am by Captain Daniel Summers

Captain Daniel Summers was rendered unconscious during the Azimuth Horizon mission, he lay in sick bay of Starbase 10, Lotus Fleet's Command Headquarters located in the Hromi Sector, a member of Lotus Fleet, Starfleet's most elite fleet responsible for saving the galaxy on numerous occasions at great cost.   Daniel…


» Late Night

Posted on 04/22/2013 @ 8:32pm by Ensign Hera Seven

Personal Log Acting Chief Science Officer its...late. I had the chance on third shift when the Astrometics Lab was free and gave the system a basic run through.  Elegant and simple it makes you feel as if your floating among the stars even though your safe - in enough detail…