I'm Caltern, former RP Administrator of Lotus Fleet, current RP Captain of the Luna-class refit USS Hoshea, and newly commissioned as one of Lotus Fleet's recruitment officers.
Lotus Fleet is bringing our latest Season of roleplay online with several new ships.
- As mentioned, the USS Hoshea is a Copernicus refit Luna-class vessel. The Copernicus refit retains the initial mission of the Luna-class series that Captain William Riker's USS Titan established: Science, Exploration, and Cooperation in a post-war Starfleet. The refit, designed at the Copernicus Shipyards for which it derives its name, focuses on important upgrades for Science and Diplomacy, while retaining the Luna-class deep space exploration capability.
- Another starship joining Lotus Fleet's roster is the USS Discovery, a Vesta-class DeSilvo refit. From her logistics file: "This refit is planned to convert the Aventine NCC-82602 from a "McKinley" (NX) pattern to a "DeSilvo" pattern (NCC). While labeled as an "NCC" the Aventine currently is identical to NX-82600. (U.S.S. Vesta) with exception of the added experimental quantum slipstream conversion. NCC-82602 is subject to refit earlier as expected because of the destruction of NX-82600 during the war against the Borg. The refit is scheduled to start at stardate 88668.7 and will take up to 4 months. Currently the Aventine is docked in drydock 18 here at Utopia Plantitia. Drydock 18 is an enclosed dock that requires a higher security clearance and is off limits to all normal personal, including medical staff.
Upon completion of the refit, the vessel will be rechristened U.S.S. Discovery to serve as long range explorer with Lotus Fleet"
- Yet another starship joining Lotus Fleet's roster is the USS Millennium, a Millennium-class explorer. With increased threats posed by alternate universe invaders like the Undine and the Mirror Universe, and increased time incursions by hostile forces like the Klingon, Borg and Romulan Empires, Starfleet has seen a need to develop a Transdimensional Explorer - an initiative finally made possibly by utilizing advances made possible by Quantum Slipstream technology.
- Finally, though not new to Lotus Fleet is our very own Flagship: the USS Horizon, Lotus-class. Equipped with a fully operational transwarp drive, the Lotus-class is designated a Galactic Exploratory Starship. The Lotus-class starship entered service in 2410, marking the crowning achievement of over a century of engineering advancements, starting with the Transwarp Development Project in the late 23rd century and the Galaxy class design of mid-24th century. With currently only one in service, the Lotus Class is servicing the Federation and Starfleet.
Lotus-class vessels are to be the largest in the fleet along with the capital class of the Odyssey design, on par with the massive Romulan D'Deridex, built to boast Starfleet's most advanced technology and show the Federation's presence as if a core member world was next door with it's own mobile space station or outpost.
All four of these vessels are crewed, but positions are still available. You can quickly join up at http://www.lotusfleet.org
and once registered, click on the Welcome Center portion of our forums. You may also contact me directly for assistance, or through our shoutbox.