INCOMING PRIORITY ONE MESSAGE:
I am Vice Admiral Trent Bayliss, here to inform all Starfleet personnel that the 5th Special Operations Division is now recruiting new officers.
WHO WE ARE
5th Special Operations Division (5th SOD) is an exploration-oriented fleet located in unexplored space beyond the Zenas Expanse. After Starfleet discovered an Iconian gateway in this region and took note of the high density of M-class planets and interstellar phenomena, Somnium Station was built and the 5th SOD was reassigned there from their role in the now-concluded Klingon War. The 5th maintains an alliance with the Romulan Republic and has an embassy on New Romulus. The 9th Romulan Republic Talon is a small cohort of Romulan officers and ship captains that serve alongside the 5th SOD and their mission, but do not report to Starfleet.
The Iconian gateway located near Somnium was discovered in a damaged state and is inoperable most of the time - while Federation technology is not yet capable of repairing it, the gate does still come online for eighteen hours every nine days, allowing the 5th regular but limited access to Federation space. As Somnium is located 747 light years away from Earth, when the gate is closed it is out of reach of Federation space and all known species. As a result, the 5th is primarily on its own and must be self-sufficient in terms of both resources and defense.
As a fleet, 5th SOD focuses on roleplay and encourages unique characters that can be developed through active storylines. We welcome both first-time and experienced roleplayers. Our set-up makes it easy for players to have characters that are members of Starfleet, whether as ship captains or starbase personnel and of all career tracks, Romulan Republic officers, traders, or other civilians that would reasonably be found on a starbase. We are looking for mature players who want to roleplay in an atmosphere that is in keeping with Gene Roddenberry’s vision of Star Trek. Our fleet is organized into structured, ranked roleplay positions, to provide an immersive Star Trek experience.
Even though we are primarily an RP fleet, we also accept members who are simply looking for a casual yet fun group of people with which they can fully enjoy an immersive STO experience.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are currently looking for anyone who wants to engage in fun, exciting RP, either with extended storylines, or in a more casual-type setting. We are currently in the middle of some pretty extensive reconstruction and revitalization, so we could also use people willing to take on mid- to upper-level command positions. If you are not an RPer, don't worry, we are also open to inviting members just looking for a good, fun, interesting group of people that also love and enjoy the game. We also have OOC command positions available upon request.
HOW TO JOIN
Simple. The most effective way to join would be to visit our website, http://5thsod.shivtr.com, and fill our the application. From there, we will contact you in game or through the site to confirm your application and to send you an invite to the fleet in-game!
Glad to see you are all still receiving our reports. Eve Dresden, Engineering Commander on Somnium.
As you are all probably aware, Undine are springing their attacks all over quadrants. Not just home, but in the neighboring quadrants. We need dependable cadets, officers, veterans and anything we can spare taking up our most sacred role of Starfleet, To explore, discover and protect. Many species from systems near and far flood our station, driven from home by invading forces. We need Your help, now more than ever.
Anything, We need more Traders to supply our outpost. We are low ships, replicators materials and weapons. Anything you can spare, but especially able bodied officers. We are working with a skeleton crew, and they are starting to break down as well.
... 5thSOD is the only thing securing a foothold in this area.. *static* with enough force... *static* .... meaning a Starfleet will have a war on all fron- *static* .... -igh Command has given us the station but we need you. *static*... Facilities on New Romulus, Dyson Sphere and Dilithium- *static*.... Contact me and senior staff on....*static* ... -peat 5thsod.shivtr.com *static* -ingame @lovemedic or @kpts4tv ... *static*