Welcome to the Langley Station!

We're a Star Trek RPG set in 2395, and are proud to be part of Obsidian Fleet’s Task Group 72A: the "Grey Wolves".


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

» 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.


» Spotlight Award

Posted on Sat Mar 30, 2019 @ 11:07pm by Captain Kate Banninga in Awards

One of the new things we want to introduce to our simulation are the spotlight awards. Two awards who highlight a great post or a great character on the Langley Station.
Character in the Spotlight
Character in the Spotlight is a award handed out every three months. A character that is entertaining to read and well written and is a character Langley Station is proud of.
Post in the Spotlight
Post in the Spotlight is a award handed out every three months. A post that is entertaining to read and well written and is a post Langley Station is proud of.



The first winners of these awards are:
Post in the Spotlight: What the peep is that?!?
“Great writing, the scenario flows naturally and the idea of Suddenly, baby! is very amusing.”
Character in the Spotlight: Ronald Hawk
The character is well written and a very interesting study of contradictions.


Both are very well deserved. Congrats


» March 2019

Posted on Sat Mar 30, 2019 @ 9:51pm by Captain Kate Banninga in Website Update

It's that time of the month again. Report time. I'm so proud of this report. As by its content you can see how Langley is changing. Not only is our post number up but a lot of things we've been working on for the last few weeks are coming into fruition. Which would never happen without the help and assistance of each and everyone of you.

Some things mentioned in this report haven't made public jet, which will follow in a number of news items I'm going to write in the next few hours. So stay tuned. --Kate


Sim Updates
For the last few months the command team has been working behind the scenes on a number of things, a few of which have been implemented or will be in the coming week.

We’ve rearranged the manifest (and adding another manifest in the process). We’ve moved the Strategic Ops position into a subdivision of Command, together with the tactical personnel. Also combined the departments of Operations and Engineering to the new Station Operations department. We felt that would fit better in our writing environment.

I’ve also redone the wiki’s mainpage and rearranged it structure. In the coming month I hope to review each existing page and create many new pages.

We’re also about to introduce two new crew awards. The character and post in the spotlight. Each three months the command team will choose a post from the 3 months before and a character who they think was the best and deserves to be in the spotlight.

We’ve got a new garrison ship, the USS Sedna.

I’ve also did some practical things to the website. Redid the main page, added links to the current missions in the nav bar. Added submissions for the Sedna and the Canterbury.

Also did a new round of recruiting on various platforms.

And lots of other stuff, but more about that in the next report.

Crew Updates
We got a Assistant Chief Security Officer. And then two days later she left again. So that position is still open.

Our top open positions for now are that of Director of Civilian Affairs and Chief of Station Operations.

Story Elements
Mission is going on steady. Just posted 4 more parts of the big opening party. We’ve started planning of what is going to happen in the second part of our 3-month episode.

We’re also planning a new mission for the Canterbury, which will be a survey mission of 6 nearby planets that will take about 4 (IC) months and will have some of Langley’s research crew join.

And we’re going to start Sedna’s first mission, as soon as I got all the websity stuff finished.

Other Information
As mentioned before we’ve been working on a lot of things at once right now. The next few months will hopefully see a lot of improvements and interesting new things coming to Langley.

Number of Posts: 23
New applicants: 1 (and 0)
Pending applicants: 1


Latest Mission Posts

» Sins of the Past (Part 5)

Mission: Farther Adventures
Posted on Mon May 20, 2019 @ 12:17pm by Cazanjian Zurale & Legate Iliana Dahe'el

Cazanjian stared numbly at the cracked, glassy craters and demolished buildings that had once been Lakarian City, the second largest metropolis on Cardassia Prime, and his home. He was numb, unfeeling.

“How could they do this?”

Cazanjian knew. They had done this on Lyshan. He had done this on Lyshan.…


» No gold at the end of the rainbow

Mission: S01E02: First Unity
Posted on Mon May 20, 2019 @ 2:45am by Chief Petty Officer Daniel Jameson


ON:

Dan had barely arrived at Langley Station, and he was already regretting the decision to come here.

Not that he had heard anything negative about Langley Station. Having barely stepped onto the station, nothing immediately assaulted Dan's senses, telling him that this would be the assignment from hell.

No,…


» Pedro for President

Mission: S01E02: First Unity
Posted on Thu May 16, 2019 @ 6:46am by Nala Keved & Gunnar Madsen & Elisbet Madsen & Cazanjian Zurale & Jarnol Vostar & Emma Ruane

ON:

The man stood in front of the gathered people, in the central hall of his large house. His white, immaculately kept, beard framed his somewhat plump face. The hairs on his head matched the colour of the facial hair. "Welcome, everyone. As always it's a delight to welcome you…


» The Yorkshire Man and the Klingons

Mission: S01E02: First Unity
Posted on Sat May 11, 2019 @ 3:34am by Chief Warrant Officer Andy Dalziel

Andy laughed heartily and slapped G'art on the shoulder. They were in the Q'ross' mess hall among the other off-duty Klingons. The human engineer had managed to hitch a ride on the Klingon vessel as he had been able to aid them in repairing their warp engines.

"More blood wine,…


» A Little Bit of Playfulness

Mission: S01E02: First Unity
Posted on Sat May 11, 2019 @ 12:28am by Ketacyn Aumar & Lieutenant JG Nehini Naix

Ketacyn leaned on the bar a bit, enjoying the brief respite in busy-ness provided by the speeches. She flexed her legs a little and pulled up a stool. Her particular bar was a bit popular, the patrons of the official opening ceremony drawn to the attractive young woman. She glanced…