Welcome to the USS Lone Star!

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – TS Eliot

You might have heard of the Lone Star. She’s infamous, mainly for being the first Starfleet ship to have reached her 20th incarnation. Every Lone Star before her met a sticky end so, when the Admiralty needed a designation for a brand new Insignia-class vessel back in 2408, they were hesitant to reinstate the name from the ship of doom.



But her crew of brilliant oddballs, under the captaincy of bad-boy-gone-good Felix de l’Isle, has managed to keep the Lone Star-S (yes – S) in one piece for the last decade. She’s home to those exceptional minds who don’t fit anywhere else. Perhaps they’re the proud owner of a colourful past; maybe their brilliance makes them incompatible with your average Captain; it might just be that they pissed off the wrong Admiral.

One way or another, they’re on a damned fine ship. If the situation requires lateral thinking and a dose of madness, it’ll be the Lone Star that’s sent to check it out. Her 2418 refit equips her with a third-generation slipstream drive, giving her quick access to the most weird and dangerous areas of space. She’s known to be capricious and has, on at least three occasions, developed a mind of her own. And more often than not, the mission doesn’t go to plan.

Whatever it is that gives the Lone Star its magic and madness, it works. She doesn’t quite fit anywhere, and neither does her crew. And that’s probably why we have a blast writing about her adventures.

Take a look around and, if you like what you read, consider signing up to join our friendly, imaginative gang of writers. If that’s not for you, we hope you enjoy our stories.

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Latest News Items

» Preparing for relaunch!

Posted on Fri Sep 14th, 2018 @ 1:25pm by Captain Felix de l'Isle in Out of Character

Hello, reader! Thanks for visiting the home of the USS Lone Star.

The Lone Star first flew in 2008 (or stardate 240809, if you're so inclined) and enjoyed a year's cruise with an excellent crew before time got the better of us all. Time flies, and after a decade we are keen to get her back into space!

This website is a work in progress as we fill in the gaps, contacting old crew and updating our technical specifications. We're keen to hear from anyone who'd like to write as a part of this zany game – so, please, drop us a line if you're interested and let's talk about how you can join in.

Cheers, 
Felix


Latest Mission Posts

» SD241810.21 || Joint Log || "Everything's Normal... Until It's Not"

Mission: Legend of the Lone Star.
Posted on Sun Oct 21st, 2018 @ 5:16pm by Captain Felix de l'Isle & Vice Admiral Sadie Stanton

-= CO’s Offices, Fleet Headquarters =-

“The Admiral will be ready in a moment.”

“I’ve heard that one before,” Felix said, not quite able to help himself. In truth, he wasn’t concentrating. Outside the lobby window sat the Lone Star, its strange modular hull tapering to its top, which was…


» SD241810.21—The Sass Gland. [Burgundy, Andraste and Felix]

Mission: Legend of the Lone Star.
Posted on Sun Oct 21st, 2018 @ 5:15pm by Captain Felix de l'Isle & Lieutenant Andraste Vaughn & Ensign Burgundy

Time felt stretched and slow. In the back of his head thunder was rolling. The calcium shell, which had grown thicker over the months, was cracking. He was shedding it, along with the old tepid air inside of it. As his nostrils registered a higher level of oxygen his lungs…


» SD241810.18 | Animal Magic | Andraste & Regina

Mission: Legend of the Lone Star.
Posted on Thu Oct 18th, 2018 @ 8:26pm by Lieutenant Andraste Vaughn & Chief (CPO) Regina Monkfish

-= Cargo Bay 4, Kincardine Station =-

“Doctor Vaughn to cargo bay four.” The voice was beyond impatient.

"On my way," Andraste replied more by rote than by actual acknowledgement. When a doctor was called on, it was pretty much always an emergency, so one didn't refuse it or even…


» SD241810.14—Old Friends; Bookends. [Felix/Grey]

Mission: Legend of the Lone Star.
Posted on Sun Oct 14th, 2018 @ 2:47pm by Captain Felix de l'Isle

-= Arboretum, USS Lone Star =-

Atop a four-storey country cottage – with both a thatched roof and a roof garden – overlooking the largest known flying arboretum aboard a starship that could go anywhere, two old friends sat and considered the end of the day.

The ship’s captain had…


» SD241810.12—Boxed In [Burgundy] (Backlog)

Mission: Legend of the Lone Star.
Posted on Fri Oct 12th, 2018 @ 7:56pm by Ensign Burgundy

Ensign Burgundy didn’t look quite as usual when he entered the Science Department on that particular day. The lumbering walk was a little off; considerably less lumbering than usual. Also, he emitted no grumbling and spent no time at all glaring at everyone he passed.

While odd, this did not…