Welcome to the Langley Station!

We're a Star Trek RPG set in 2395, and are proud to be leading Obsidian Fleet’s Task Group 72C: the "White Tigers".


Langley Station is a Regula-class space station, strategically positioned near the Cardassian demilitarized zone. Langley sits in geosynchronous orbit above Lyshan Prime, an M-class planet in the Lyshan star system, a familiar dot the sky over Lyshan Colony. Langley station is categorized as a military waypoint and research station, garrisoned by an onboard security force, standing firm under the watchful eyes of the Canterbury, an Intrepid-class and the Sedna, an Sunbird-class. Langley is noteworthy for its' outside research and development functions, and has grown into a major cultural hub and stopover port.


We, here at Langley, are absolutely not your "average RPG". Our primary focus is providing our writers with a shipload (of individual opportunities, including a focus on PC and NPC reactions. As a simm, our focus is on individual character development, coupled collaboration between our writers, and even with other RPG’s. We operate in our own, unique open world system. As a result, we run 'mini-missions' that focus on events related to the fleet, or more frequently, specifically to station development: reflections of an ever-changing set of political and logistical realities in our stellar neighborhood. We strive for each writer to have a firm idea of what their personal story is: and as a Command Team, it's our goal to mediate, and facilitate, the growth and development of our entire crew as writers and as characters.


We are always looking for new writers, and have a wealth of engaging positions still open. If anything we have on offer strikes your fancy contact us, or join us on Discord!!




        


Latest News Items

» June 2019

Posted on Sun Jun 30, 2019 @ 9:10pm by Captain Kate Banninga in Monthly Report

And another month is nearing its end. (less then 2 hours as I post this) Below the report as I submitted it to the fleet. ~Kate

Sim Updates
We moved to Taskgroup 72C since I am now the TGCO of 72C. Made some changes to show that change and added the ships in my TG to the affiliates section on the main page. Haven’t been able to do a round of recruitment for Langley, but did put a small update on our facebook page.

Crew Updates
We gained Major Wells with our Marines and lost our Chief Station Operations Takeshi.

At the moment we are looking for a Chief Station Operations, Chief Flight Control Officer and a Director of Civilian Affairs. As well as many assistant chief, junior, enlisted and civilian positions.

Story Elements
We are still in our second episode and are working on changing forward a couple of weeks in time.

Other Information
It’s been a good month even though the numbers don’t really show it. We’ve made progress on some new aspects of the sim as well as started a lot of new stories that are going to be told.

Number of Posts: 19
New applicants: 1
Pending applicants: 0

Number of Users: 14
Number of PC’s: 13
Number of NPC’s: 97
Avg Mission Post / User: 1.36


» May 2019

Posted on Tue May 28, 2019 @ 9:33am by Captain Kate Banninga in Monthly Report

Another month has passed and I think it was a fabulous month. Not only have we won a great award, but we've also got some great writing done. I can't wait to see what next month brings. ~Kate

Sim Updates
Not much new with the website, just the usual fiddling around. I also continue to make a presence for us on Social media, although that’s not really going very fast due to my inexperience with Facebook.
I’ve made a sister ship connection with a couple new simulations and added them to our affiliations section on the main page.
We’ve won the Quarterly UoM!!!! Which is really amazing and something me and my crew are very proud of. This has also been added to our main page and to the awards page in the wiki. (Thank you to everyone who voted for us)

Crew Updates
We’ve had a lot happen on the manifest this month. The future governor of the colony left the simulation. Something I really regret, but he is always welcome to return.

We gained three new players: CPO Daniel Jamison – Station Operations, LT JG Amber Nichols – Flight Operations and LT JG Lance Vincent – Marine Biologist. Can’t wait to see what kind of stories they will give to our station.

I also had to remove our assistant Chief of Station Operations, Rose due to inactivity.

Right now, we only have 1 Chief spot open, which is that of Director of Civilian Affairs. This position is rather important to the station as it deals with all the civilians on the station. It’s also a kind of a special and new position, what means we’re looking for someone who wants to get their hands dirty and shape that department.

Story Elements
We are continuing moving our story along. We’ve almost finished all stories around the opening ceremony and are now planning to start the next bunch of stories. We’ve got a murder mystery about to start as well as a mission involving fish people and a classic exploration mission of the planets nearby Langley Station. I’m really excited for each of them.

Due to some RL issues of my XO we haven’t gotten around to introduce our new Marine and Fighter units, so we also have that coming. Hopefully in the next few weeks.

Other Information
Number of Posts: 27
New applicants: 3
Pending applicants: 0


» April 2019

Posted on Sun Apr 28, 2019 @ 8:14pm by Captain Kate Banninga in Monthly Report

This months is almost over, meaning it's report time again. I think we had a rather good month, even with my activity due to RL stuff. ~ Kate

Sim Updates
This last month has been crazy for me personally, so it was hard finding the time to give to Langley. I hope to be able to correct that in the coming month. Even with this we did manage to do a lot of things behind the scenes. We’ve gone active with our new garrison ship the USS Sedna, commanded by Captain Alenis Meru.

We’ve also have had some good responses on our recruiting efforts and gained two new players and have a few others in the pipeline. I’m going to continue the effort on this, so people will know who we are.

As for the website I only did a few minor things to it. Did the update, and then fixed something that were broken because of it. Also created an allied sims connection with a few other sims.
n the coming month we hope to finalize our work on our new fighter and marine units and make them playable.

Crew Updates
As earlier mentioned, we have two new crew members. Lt Steven Hill, who will be writing our JAG office and Lt Hachirou Takeshi, our new Chief of Station Operations. I also discovered I forgot to write in last month’s report that we have a new Chief Medical Officer. Lt Tuula Voutilainen.

Right now, we only have 1 Chief spot open, which is that of Director of Civilian Affairs. This position is rather important to the station as it deals with all the civilians on the station. It’s also a kind of a special and new position, what means we’re looking for someone who wants to get their hands dirty and shape that department.

Story Elements
The main mission is just moving along nicely, while we are planning for new stories to be added. Also are working on two submissions. A diplomatic mission that turns in a search and rescue for the Sedna. And a survey mission for the Canterbury, where the ship will visit 5 planets in the surroundings of Langley.

Other Information
I’m very happy with the result we are seeing of all the changes we made over the last few months. Our hard work hasn’t been for nothing. We’ve managed to create a good environment for people to be able to write almost anything they like. Some crazy ideas came from brainstorming which we’ve managed to mold into a storyline. The command team and I are very excited to move the story on and start the new storylines we got.

I’m very proud of everyone in the group. We’ve got a great team that loves working together and create amazing (and sometimes crazy) stories together.

Number of Posts: 15
New applicants: 2 (3 if you count the one I forgot to mention in the last report)
Pending applicants: 2


» The USS Sedna

Posted on Mon Apr 8, 2019 @ 8:58am by Captain Kate Banninga in General News

Goodmorning all,

I’ve promised to write this news item for a few weeks now, but real-life stuff came up causing me not to have the time needed to write this. You’ve all heard of our new garrison ship the USS Sedna, heard some bits of its background and even created some crew for it. Let me start this message with the why of this whole project.

Five years ago (April 19, 2014 to be precise) a ship called the USS Portland was started, commanded by Alenis Meru (writer behind Tuula) and Timothy Rouse (my character). In those five years we’ve written so many awesome and unconventional stories and developed great characters. But due to personal reasons the Portland officially stopped being a simulation two months ago, after lots of talking and thinking. Because we both felt it would be a shame to let our characters go, we decided to find a different way to continue to write them, but due to their uniqueness and rank they can’t just join any ship.

That’s when we came up with the idea to create the USS Sedna, a garrison ship to Langley Station. After lots of brainstorming, and even talking with the fleet we came up with the idea as it is.

The Sedna will be a sunbird class. As ship that isn’t focused on Tactical missions, but on providing aid to people or planets in need. This class provided us the most flexibility for missions and also fit best in the story background for Langley Station.

So, now we are looking for more crew! The Sedna is a small ship with only 17 officers. The crew will have quarters on the station as the ship isn’t made for permanent living arrangements, although they can live on the ship for a few months. Given the missions we will be having engineering and medical will be two important positions. If you have an idea for an NPC on the Sedna let me know.

Once the ship arrives (around MD 42 in episode 2) they will be on the station for a 1-2 weeks before they leave for a mission. The mission was already created for the Portland, but never run. So we adapted it for the Sedna. It will start as a simple diplomatic mission, but soon change in a rescue mission to save the Captain’s live. More information can be found on the mission page, named Under the Sea.

The In-Character reasoning for this all will be written. I’ll post the first part in a few minutes, called Vike’s End.

I think that tells most that needed to be told about the new ship. If I forgot something, please ask.

Kate


» Manifest changes

Posted on Mon Apr 1, 2019 @ 9:57pm by Captain Kate Banninga in General News

For the last few weeks we’ve been really busy behind the scenes in improving our simulation. One of the things we did was an overhaul on the manifest. We took a good look at each department to see how we could make it more fitting for our situation. That resulted in a few changes.

- Engineering and Operations got combined to create Station Operations. Both departments would be overlapping a lot of work and because both are very difficult to recruit a PC for, I thought it would be better to combine them. This department will be the biggest department on the station with most people in it.

- Another new department I’ve created is Strategic Operations. It used to be a position within command. But by combining Strategic Ops with Tactical and Intelligence it’s large enough to be an independent department. The chief position will soon be filled for this department due to some internal shuffling.
- Counseling became a sub department of medical. Before our counselors were part of medical but with the size of the station, they need a department of their own, but still be under medical.

- Spacedock Engineering became a sub department of station operations. They are the engineers that will fix or update the visiting ship. Currently it’s still empty as we have no NPC’s for it.


A few departments have gotten new positions. (Security, Station Operations, Flight Control) Each position stands for a branch within that department. So got Security four different positions/branches. The position of Security Officer is a temporary one, until someone finds a branch the character can work with.

Being assigned to a certain branch does not mean that your character can never work with another branch. We have a thing called creative writing that allows us to come up with a reason so your character can do a shift with a different branch or even department so this change doesn’t mean you have lesser options to write.

Since changing the manifest I’ve also created a section within the wiki to write down background information about each department (the Nova department section didn’t offer me what I needed so I decided to use the wiki for this.) Each department will get a section in this category where you can find all information about this department. This is still a project I’m working on. Right now, I only have something about the different security branches.
Keep an eye out to the announcements room on our discord channel for any updates on the department section.

There are two large projects we’re still working on that are related to the manifest. We’re working on adding a Starfighter wing and a Marine Battalion to Langley Station. But as we want the background info to be correct and detailed it taking a bit more time to get it all finished. When it goes online, I’ll send out a message, with an invite to join with an NPC in the department.


Latest Mission Posts

» The new CMO

Mission: S01E02: First Unity
Posted on Tue Jul 2, 2019 @ 5:06am by Lieutenant Commander Ronald Hawk & Captain Kate Banninga & Lieutenant Tuula Voutilainen M.D.

ON:

With her niece safely with the daycare service Kate had gone to her office to get some work done. It had been two days since Lotte had been with her and she hadn't been able to do much work, although she was getting around by now. Learning her needs…


» Checking with the Deputy Chief

Mission: S01E02: First Unity
Posted on Fri Jun 21, 2019 @ 8:57am by Lieutenant JG Lance Vincent & Lieutenant Megan DuBois

ON

Vincent had his gear stowed on the Sea Ray, but really should go to his superior command officers. He had to flip a coin, and from what he had heard the coin came up tails, so he looked for the Deputy Chief of Research. She would be able to…


» Breakaway from Party Post - Who’d Have Thought?

Mission: S01E02: First Unity
Posted on Tue Jun 18, 2019 @ 11:53pm by Commander Caoimhe O'Connor M.D. & Lieutenant Commander Ronald Hawk & Lieutenant Raleigh MacKenzie

As they became free of the claustrophobic feeling of the function room, Caoimhe moved to one side of the deserted corridor as she closed her eyes for the briefest of moments and tried to force her breathing to regulate. The woman was very aware that she had fairly certainly humiliated…


» How do you like Deep Soil?

Mission: S01E02: First Unity
Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2019 @ 4:51pm by Lieutenant JG Neera Bixx & Lieutenant JG Lance Vincent

ON

Vincent had come back to put the findings of the Initial Dive into the computer system; well make sure the relayed information had gotten this far? His dive had gone down to 1500 meters on the sea floor. While down there he had managed to pick up some soil…


» Sins of the Past (Part 7)

Mission: Farther Adventures
Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2019 @ 7:36am by Cazanjian Zurale

Cazanjian stepped out on his front porch, inhaling the fresh scent of morning, holding a steaming mug of hot, fresh fish juice. The coast wasn’t too far away, and he kept a weir in a nearby river where there was a fish run, so he usually had fresh fish when…