Haumea Colony

A Play-by-Nova roleplay game.

Welcome to the Haumea Colony!

Located on the surface of an uninhabited planet known as Xaeprea, deep within Beta Quadrant, Haumea Colony holds many wonders for the budding scientist, the intrepid diplomat, and the wandering adventurer. As a joint venture between Starfleet and the Federation's many civilians, there is a bounty of opportunities for those who wish for a change of pace and a chance to take a piece of what could be a brand new lifestyle!

Haumea Colony is a Star Trek roleplaying simulation set in the year 2396, and is a proud member of Task Force 72 within Obsidian Fleet. Here, we try something a little different; player involvement not only through simulation play, but also through overall plot input. On Haumea, we strive to give players a chance to actually help mold the storyline, working together with the Staff so that everyone is having a good time!

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Latest News Items

» June Monthly Update 2020

Posted on Tue Jun 30th, 2020 @ 12:57pm by Captain Luka Mahone in General News

Gosh this month has flown, hasn't it? But it hasn't flown by our notice! I've updated our monthly report to reflect what we've done, but just a heads up for you all:

- I'm reworking the manifest. The security/tactical department will be split into Security and Tactical departments. Strat Ops is still considered it's own department, with Intelligence working beneath that for reasons that make sense to colony operations. Also, speaking of operations, The Flight Control Department has been (and was originally) converted to a Flight Operations sub-department of Operations. This should not affect much about any of anyone's current positions, except for the security department, who I've spoken to.

- I'm (finally) going through and making those deck/floor plans I've needed to get to this whole time. At some point I do intend to maybe actually physically make map versions, but that's of course up in the air. For now, I've got a google doc of the Command Center deck listing that I intend to translate to the Nova sooner rather than later. Medical building and science buildings are incoming.

- Which reminds me, I do intend to allow for the customization of departments! This is on a case-by-case basis with all the Department Heads, and I'll come around to each of you to speak on what you'd like to see and what you wouldn't like to see in terms of departmental structure in personnel and within your actual physical building areas.

- In terms of the story and what we're aiming for, once we clear out a couple of JPs I intend to get around to advancing our plot forward for the month of July. Check the discord for organization of posts. If you'd like JPs on the interim, I'm always available and I believe so are most of the rest of you!

- Unfortunately, I did not reach my personal goal of being able to submit anything to the Obsidian Fleet Monthly Challenge, but I'd like to move forward for next month's goal of submitting one for next month! The theme of the Monthly Challenge is 'Action'! Don't let me stop you from submitting a post for this month either if you believe you have one for the theme of 'Hope'. I highly recommend doing so!

That should be it! If there are any questions or concerns, please contact me through the discord. And happy July!

That should be the majority of it. As always, I'm reachable on discord.


» May Monthly Update, And then Some...

Posted on Sun May 17th, 2020 @ 8:33pm by Captain Luka Mahone in General News

Hello! Been awhile since I had officially sent out a monthly update, huh? That discord is going to do me in for updates. That also means this is a doozy.

So I know in the past I've touted a lot of changes for the simulation, and most of them have fallen through the cracks. Or, realistically, I've been putting it off because I've moved. Or because I got a new job. Or because we had a worldwide pandemic. Regardless of my reasons, I would like to first and foremost apologize for not following through on my end of the simulation bargain here. As Commanding Officer and Game Master, it is not fair to expect any of you to be posting when I myself am having a hard ass time even sitting down for any length of time. I will continually appreciate those who have stuck with it and stuck with me and my nonsense, and I could not ask for a better group. I will continually state that. We have almost consistently made a post count happen, we are active, and I don't want that to go unnoticed.

That being said, it has come to my attention that some slight alterations have to be made in order for us to come up to the standards of the Task Force and the Fleet. These alterations are mostly back-end for the moment and should not affect overall play, though if we find we all want to know the numbers and the nitty gritty, I'm more than happy to oblige to the best of my ability. To spare the sake of your inboxes, I'm going to leave out most of the details, but do expect multiple discord messages over the next week or so. To give a brief, it's essentially about everyone's favorite topic, post count and activity.

The former is going to be extremely back end. I am proud of the quality of the posts we all pump out, and our posts are beastly long. These are all positives! I will update you on the exacts when I solidify them (or, to say, when I solidify how I'm explaining it), but no one should feel like they're not posting *enough* simply because of our 'physical numbers.' I would rather you worry about Oxford commas and character development than getting out ten posts a month (also don't worry about Oxford commas, I hear they're just awful).

The latter is... not as fun and friendly. For the most part, we've all been doing the best we can. I feel like you can approach me if you're having an activity or muse issue, but if that's not the case, I'd like to make that clear now. Definitely approach me if something is going to make it difficult for you to focus on what is essentially a hobby. You don't need to go into massive details. If it's private, I get that. But I'd rather you come to me (as soon as you're able) and tell me that you're going to have a hard time posting because of life/work/internet issues (or any issues really) than just not... talk to me. After getting your character bio in and participating in the simm itself, it is really the only thing I want to ask of you all, is to just tell me if you're not able to post for awhile. Or if you've lost interest in the simm, or you find it's not for you. I have no hard feelings if people feel like their time is better spent on another simm. That's absolutely fine. Just let me know! We're all adults here.

That being said, and I'll go over the details in the next week ish, there will be what essentially amounts to an 'activity check' going on on Haumea. No one's in trouble, but I need a way to gauge interest and this is the best way I know how to do it.

I did say I'd spare you all the details, didn't I? Woops.

On a lighter note, I've actually got my set up working more than I have last week. I'm going to kick some items into high gear, including another skin, those lore drops I keep procrastinating on, and quite a few other items. I have no set time table for these items, as I feel like the moment I do, I never get 'em done, but they're coming. As soon as I can get them out.

Thank you all once again for being part of this experience with me, and hears to a bright and eventful future upon Haumea Colony!

~Shi

PS: I don't think I'm capable of being brief, thank you for reading through all this.


» Mission Three Pre-Opening

Posted on Thu Feb 13th, 2020 @ 11:59am by Captain Luka Mahone in Sim Announcement

Hello all! Just a quick announcement and I know this'll hit everyone:

I've opened up Mission Three up to pre-mission posting (mission events that occur in MDs -14 thru -1, for those who want to get a head start on some extra posts and lay down some groundwork for Mission Three's events. The mission page features a small summary, and holds a link to the mission details, including timeline. It's also linked HERE for review. If you'd like to add your subplot (if it includes more than a couple of people), lemmie know and we can see if we can work it in!

An aside, for those of you who want a catch-up, I'm working on a detailed summary of events, but UNTIL THEN!, I have (re)discovered the timeline in the wiki, which is now linked on the main page. For anyone who'd like to take a gander, the link for that isHERE!

That should be it. Let me know if you've got any questions or concerns!


» November Monthly Update

Posted on Thu Nov 21st, 2019 @ 10:29am by Captain Luka Mahone in Out of Character

Good morning! Well, it's morning over here anywho.

How is everyone? The holidays are ramping up, aren't they? With a week before the big Turkey Day in America and just a few days later before December and everyone's end of the year holiday of choice, we've all been super busy! (Let's be honest, I've been busy this whole time haven't I?) Please be safe and have a happy last hurrah into 2020!

That all being said, this is the pre-holiday report. Quite a few events have occurred since my last monthly report, and I expect December will slip up by me. Expect this report to be a big one.

First, I intend to start off 2020 with a new mission! Maybe not exactly on January 01 at midnight EST, but I want to be able to resolve as many bits of Canary as possible before February of next year. There's a lot we have to do, so there's no hard deadlines on this and no stress either way. In the next month, I'll be asking around about mission ideas and the like. Now that we've established ourselves, it's time for some focus!

Second, with our loss of a couple of members and the unintended LOA of one of the Command Staff, I've let organization of Canary's timeline sort of slip by the wayside. So far so that I've had to sit down and sort it out myself. And I have!

THIS LINK IS THE TIMELINE

The link above is a Google Doc that details events in regards to the main plot of Canary, which involves the shuttle and the findings surrounding it. As of this moment, we only have a handful of posts about it, which is absolutely fine! There are a couple that need posting, but those should be out shortly. If you'd like to take part in this plot, please let me know and I'll make a good attempt to incorporate. If you've got an idea on how you'd like to contribute, let me know that too!

If not, that's quite alright. This is only one plot thread that occurs on a large colony. In the next mission, I'm going to see if I can get a focus on more than one plot thread going, so that we can all have fun!

Finally, I do want to (once again) apologize for my own absence, and how it may continue. I do appreciate you all for sticking with me during my own life transition period, and I hope 2020 is good not just for the site, but for all of us. Thank you.

Shi


» October Monthly Update

Posted on Thu Oct 24th, 2019 @ 9:34am by Captain Luka Mahone in General News

Good morning (afternoon, etc)!

So, another month has gone by! Phew! Things have slowed down and I expect it to continue to go at this clip throughout the holidays. That's quite alright! I know I'll be super busy, so I don't hold major activity issues against anyone. I rarely do. Just make sure you let me know one way or another. I don't need extreme details, I just want to make sure you still intend to return.

This all being said, it's come to my attention that we're having issues with members viewing the site because of firewalls and blocking issues. After careful investigating, we've determined it's a host issue and the only real workaround is to (once again) move site hosts. This is much easier than our first move around, as all I'd have to do is convert this Nova site to another Nova site. This also allows me to reconfigure a few things as well as potentially figure another layout out, etc. Please be patient, and I'll send out another announcement soon detailing exactly what our plans are. If we take another hosting option, if we need to reconfigure some things, etc etc. Thank you so much for your patience on this matter.

I still say we should keep up our updates, as we can easily convert posts to a new site. I'll be a bit more active over the coming weeks, as I'm about to strong arm some time out of work.

Keep up the great stories and we'll be back to functional soon!

Shi


Latest Mission Posts

» Trust Needs to be Earned

Mission: Equivalent Exchange
Posted on Wed Jul 8th, 2020 @ 1:39pm by Captain Luka Mahone & Lieutenant Colonel Shaun Bradley

Thankfully, Luka's arrival upon the Titania had been mostly quiet. With the exception of the pilot who had greeted him, and the security officer who insisted upon making at least three different checks to his identity, the Captain found himself mostly unbothered while he was aboard the ship. Maybe they…


» Clearing the air

Mission: Equivalent Exchange
Posted on Thu Jul 2nd, 2020 @ 3:32pm by Lieutenant Theodore Winslow & Lieutenant JG Lillian James

Lillian was excited to report for duty today, because it was the Chief's first day back. When she walked in she had hopped that the Chief and her could clear the air between them, but the Chief was in his office and he didn't speak to her at all during…


» Unintended Commiseration

Mission: Equivalent Exchange
Posted on Tue Jun 30th, 2020 @ 9:51am by Captain Luka Mahone & Lieutenant Alan Harrison

Alan Harrison stepped out of the shuttlecraft and onto the landing pad, hiding his eyes from the harsh sunlight with his hand. He was from Seattle and had spent the last few years teaching at the Academy in San Francisco, so handling the bright sun was not his forte. At…


» Checking-In for the Check-Ups

Mission: Equivalent Exchange
Posted on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 @ 11:05pm by Lieutenant Gunnar Arnason & Captain Luka Mahone

The first stop on his post-meeting tour of the Colony was the medical facilities, which had yet to see their pending upgrade. Lugh came alongside, as the pup refused to leave Luka the moment he was in view, but the Captain assumed it to be for the best anyways. No…


» Science Exam

Mission: Equivalent Exchange
Posted on Thu Jun 18th, 2020 @ 11:25pm by Lieutenant Gunnar Arnason & Lieutenant Commander Jott Brott

"I've already received all the standard inoculations and immunizations and prophylactics," Jott said, straining his neck to watch the lieutenant move around the room. "But with an unexplored environment like Xaeprea - such a new, foreign, uncharted planet - I thought it best to submit myself here. For a, uh,…


Latest Personal Logs

» A Squeakies (quickie*)

Posted on Mon Jan 13th, 2020 @ 12:07pm by

Begin Recording

well another day has passed and still hauling cargo to the outlaying developments. It seams everyone, specially the …



ike if wez are the bad guys? But then I can understand that. In mez youth, Iz was a bit rebellious against the designated authority.



… ooo…


» URGENT MEMO

Posted on Sun Jul 28th, 2019 @ 11:23am by Captain Luka Mahone

To: Captain Luka Mahone
From: REDACTED

Captain Mahone, it has come to our attention that your science teams have uncovered the remains of a shuttle dated over one hundred years prior to the first expedition of the Federation colony known as Haumea. We have reason to believe that the remains…


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