Welcome To Vidal Fleet Yards (SB-812)!

Following the Battle of Ivaldi III between Ortani forces and Starfleet, Ivaldi III was temporarily thrown into the future and a totally different quadrant. The planet Ivaldi III was returned to the year 2390 and back to its rightful place in the Alpha Quadrant. Now it is 2391 and the residents of the Ivaldi System, along with their Starfleet counterparts on the Spacedock Class starbase Vidal Fleet Yards, are thriving once more. Trade routes have been reestablished and it is business as per usual.

Vidal Fleet Yards (SB-812) is under the command of Captain Neela Izal and Lieutenant Commander Jordyn de Planca. The USS Becker (NCC-81996) serves as a mobile engineering and repair ship while the USS Dunkirk (NCC-90841) serves as a patrol vessel making certain trade routes remain clear of any threats. As a Fleet Yard the station has over fifty dry dock’s that service both civilian and Starfleet associated starships. Other vessels are able to dock inside of the station in order to refuel and take on supplies.

Ivaldi III was once home to the Ortani race, later known as the Ivaldians, and it was their seat of power. There is so much more to the Ortani, and the Ivaldians who replaced them, than is presently known to Starfleet personnel. The science teams continue to examine ruins as they are discovered in order to learn more about those who came before the Federation colonized the planet. The Ivaldi System is a binary star system that contains five separate planets and multiple orbital platforms.

Vidal Fleet Yards is an engineering centric simm with an age rating of 15+ within the Star Trek universe. The simm has been active for over three years with many of the same players remaining aboard. With a player base that has 30 separate writers our mission is to write great stories and continue to build up the simm and the world associated within it. We strive to have a safe gaming environment that is friendly to all people of all backgrounds. Please take the time and check us out!











Latest News Items

» New Episode

Posted on Thu Apr 14th, 2022 by Captain Neela Izal in General News

All,

Episode 16 has concluded and now we're onto Episode 17. This is the second part of the two part plot arc. You all did wonderfully on our previous episode and I would deem that a huge success!

Thanks,

Command Team


» Simm Update - Mid January Edition

Posted on Fri Jan 14th, 2022 by Captain Neela Izal in Out of Character

Illustrious Crew,

After much discussion among the Command Team and after spending a couple weeks in a cooling off period to adjust to leaving 22nd Fleet, the decision was reached to officially join a fleet. Earlier today Vidal Fleet Yards was officially accepted into Obsidian Fleet. Note the shiny new banner on the main page. The links to their rules have been added so please familiarize yourselves if you haven't already. We are also part of Task Force 29 since we are 6 years behind the fleet timeline (This is perfectly okay).

Since we've moved into a new fleet the age rating will change slightly and we will become a 15+ simm instead of a 16+ simm. Updates will follow in the coming days as things are brought about to better align with our fleet membership. Please consider joining their discord if you would like to do so. In other news, the new episode is chugging along rather nicely. If you have any questions on that front don't hesitate to ask one of us on the Command Team.

Respectfully,

Command Team


» End of The Year Report

Posted on Fri Dec 31st, 2021 by Captain Neela Izal in General News

All,

The end of 2021 is officially upon us. This year our simm has seen its ups and its downs. A number of changes have happened throughout the year in order to help improve the quality of the simm as we approached our third consecutive year of operation. Players changed characters and we made changes to our rules in order to better align with different thoughts and ideas. We were in the Delta Quadrant and then we were not.

We left one fleet to rejoin 22nd Fleet and as of today I am officially announcing that we have quietly returned to Independent status as of a few days earlier. There is no animosity or harsh feelings and the Command Team will not state why we have returned to being independent, however, we feel that for the time being this is our best option.

I hope everyone has a better 2022 than what we've experienced through 2021. On Sunday January 2nd we will be officially returning to normal posting unless previous arrangements were already made. We've also officially made the jump into 2391 as the simming year. The command team has already made great strides in coming up with new content that's coming up. Episode 16 is the start of a 2 part finale to our longest running story arc. And we're diligently working on a finale for another long running story arc.

The command team is aware that the cornerstone of our simming community is going to be slowly going away. We boast one of the largest populations of writing characters that are teenagers and children. As we progress through the years those characters develop into young adults so the command team want to announce one of the biggest new parts of the simm that will be coming in the near future:

Starfleet Academy Campus
Ivaldi University

These two higher learning opportunities will be added into the parts of the simm that we've already had. This was part of why the command team decided to condense things down into one space station so that our focus could be more on the planet and the station. We are also keenly aware of the enjoyment that many players get in writing their younger characters and so we will be expanding that opportunity in the new year.

As for the status of the simm... The command team has deemed that the simm is pretty healthy as we continue to move forward. There were some bumps, but we've moved past those. I hope everyone is ready for 2022 as we continue to push forward through Season 3 and beyond.

Thanks,

Command Team


» Season 3, Episode 4

Posted on Thu Dec 23rd, 2021 by Captain Neela Izal in General News

Crew,

Episode 16 (Season 3, Episode 4) has started officially as of today. The shoreleave will remain in effect until the start of the year as will the relaxed posting. Episode 15 turned out quite well and I'm proud of the time and energy put into it despite it being a character development episode with no real plot to it. The simm year is also changing to 2391. Back in November (Missed it due to real life) the simm turned 3 years old so congratulations! Finally, I hope everyone enjoys the holiday season and I'll see you when we come out of this break period.

Thanks,

Capt.


» Rules Changes

Posted on Thu Sep 9th, 2021 by Captain Neela Izal in Out of Character

All,

The rules have been updated and restructured please take the time to review them. The biggest change is to the Simm Rating to better align with the simm's core values. Please take the time to review and ask any questions that you may have.

The Command Team has also reviewed the list of Banned Players and voted on each one of them to determine if they shall stand. This is due to the new command team in place. The banned list will remain in effect for all listed on it.

Thanks,

Command Team


Latest Mission Posts

» Wrong Place

Mission: Episode 17 - Revelations
Posted on Sun May 8th, 2022 by Danielle MacIntyre & Jami Bostru & Kayla Holtz [Engstrom] & Adriana O'Malley [Hayashi]

Warning: Due to the nature of the act of violence in this post. Reader discretion is advised.



Kayla looked around as she pulled her small bag up a little further on her shoulder before finding some of her friends. A grin appeared on her face as she walked past the…


» Too Many Secrets To Count

Mission: Episode 17 - Revelations
Posted on Sun May 8th, 2022 by Riley MacIntyre & Elizabeth de Planca [Stevenson]

Riley didn't realize just how big the station was until the moment she had stepped off the turbolift on eighteen hundred and fifty-eight. She stood outside the conference room for a moment and looked around before stepping underneath the sensor. The doors slid open and the conference room was empty…


» Almost As Bad...

Mission: Episode 17 - Revelations
Posted on Sun May 8th, 2022 by Lieutenant Sorben ch'Theseski & Lieutenant Commander Jordyn de Planca

Sorben had just finished interrogating yet another person and had returned to his office. For the Andorian the days only seemed to be getting longer and he was in desperate need of a vacation. As he sat down behind his computer console he immediately began searching for ideal sunshine filled…


» Only So Lucky

Mission: Episode 17 - Revelations
Posted on Sun May 8th, 2022 by Lieutenant Commander Gredrol Son of Osham & Captain Neela Izal & Lieutenant Commander Reid Hoseki & Lieutenant Commander Suzanne Fairchild M.D. & Lieutenant Gelo Pajes & Lieutenant Jessica Kingsley

Neela had returned to the bridge after the meeting with the Nan'i Queen and Sabine. Now it was a matter of waiting for the receipt of the evidence that they needed from Sabine and news about Commander Gredrol. The last she'd heard he was still in surgery, but it shouldn't…


» Truth Revealed

Mission: Episode 17 - Revelations
Posted on Fri May 6th, 2022 by Captain Neela Izal & Lieutenant Commander Suzanne Fairchild M.D. & Lieutenant Gelo Pajes & Lieutenant Jessica Kingsley & Jade Engstrom

As requested Sabine had beamed over to the ship and was greeted by Lieutenant Gelo. A warm smile appeared over his face, "We understand that your Captain wishes to speak with the two of us?" He asked and pointed with the side of his head toward the Nan'i Queen.

The…