The Battle of Ivaldi III took place in 2390 and caused an anomalous rift to form within the Ivaldi System. Starfleet and civilians alike on the planet were told by Belphans and Fin’ul that it was impossible to remove the anomaly and maintain the system. The Celestians also attempted to destroy the planet. With the discovery of Celestian metals in the planetary core the only way for them to save the planet was for the Belphans and Fin’ul to rewind the clock and send them back to the Ivaldi System.

Now, at the conclusion of the Fifth Council of Ivaldia the year is once again 2390 and Vidal Fleet Yards has returned to the Alpha Quadrant and the Ivaldi System. Only the people on Ivaldi III remember the weeks of struggling in the Delta Quadrant while the rest of the Federation believes only a few days passed. Lives have been restored and a new space station in orbit of Ivaldi III has been constructed. Vidal Fleet Yards SB-812 is a Spacedock class starbase under the command of Captain Neela Izal and Lieutenant Commander Jordyn de Planca.

The USS Becker is a Diligent-class starship used for long range engineering recovery and repair missions while the USS Dunkirk is a Sentinel-class starship used for patrol and security of the surrounding space. Both vessels serve as garrison ships to the Fleet Yard while the assigned Starfleet Corps of Engineers work on construction, repair, and refitting of vessels to be used by Starfleet. These are the stories of the people who live and work in the Ivaldi System for the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet.

Vidal Fleet Yards is an engineering centric simm set in the Star Trek universe and led by Captain Neela Izal, Lieutenant Commander Jordyn de Planca, Lieutenant Commander S'Toriin, Commander Stephen O'Malley, and Lieutenant Commander Kelsi Dawson. The command team focuses on making this a safe gaming environment for all who wish to be a part of something great. With a focus on character building and world building, consider Vidal Fleet Yards a home for any who wish to join. The age rating for the simm is 16+ so please bear that in mind as you take a look around.

Latest News Items

» Rules Changes

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


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.


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» Simm Changes

Posted on Tue Aug 24th, 2021 by Captain Neela Izal in Out of Character


The last couple weeks have brought a series of changes to the simm so as a command team we opted to wait until the changes happened before making a formal announcement. Firstly, an alteration to the simm rules has taken place which removes the two notations regarding harassment. The command team is looking at condensing the rules for the simm, however, that has not taken place just yet. Among the changes have also been a new skin which is now active and ready for use and the rank images have been changed.

There were also discussions among some of the players and myself regarding their characters. The command structure has also changed in alignment with these changes. The predominant reasoning behind the character changes was because some people wanted something fresh. And, as a command team we decided that it was time to rotate some members out for some fresh perspective and the allow some players a chance to change their characters to something more appealing for them:

- Commander Iazil Naadel is now playing her Governor character Jade Engstrom
- Lieutenant Commander Jordyn de Planca is now the Executive Officer
- Commander Chelsea McDanielson is now playing Lieutenant JG Celeste Moneaux, the character has been made the R&D Coordinator
- Lieutenant Commander Manuel de Planca has been promoted to Director of Sciences
- Commander Yvanka Dravex is now playing Lieutenant JG Elle Hayashi the Chief of Physical Sciences
- Commander Jeffery Washington is now playing Lieutenant Sorben ch'Theseski and that character has been made the Chief of Planetary Security
- Lieutenant Commander Kelsi Dawson is now the Director of Engineering
- Lieutenant Mia Grayson has been promoted to Chief Engineering Officer [Fabrication]
- Lieutenant Commander S'Toriin has been promoted to Second Officer
- Lieutenant Commander Novra Bostru has been promoted to Director of Security
- Lieutenant Pobrin Izar switched to Ensign Kendrick Belmont MD
- Lieutenant Commander Kara Stevenson has been made Chief Counselor for the Counseling Department

The new Command Team is as follows:
Captain Neela Izal
Lieutenant Commander Jordyn de Planca
Lieutenant Commander S'Toriin
Lieutenant Commander Kelsi Dawson
Commander Stephen O'Malley

A lot of character swaps and moves had to be made in order to make this possible. I would like to personally thank everyone who was involved in moving characters around. I would also like to thank the previous members of the Command Team for the hard work and dedication they've put into this simm over the past two and a half, almost three, years.


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» Promotions

Posted on Fri Aug 13th, 2021 by Captain Neela Izal in General News


On Vidal Fleet Yards we don't do promotions very often because we try to focus more on development. However, the Command Team and I have been discussing the promotions of two of our long standing players. One of them has been with the simm since its inception and the other has been with us for about two years now.

I am pleased to announce the following promotions:

Lieutenant Reid Hoseki, you are hereby promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Leyla Aiman-Tamar, you are hereby promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander

Congratulations to you both. Please enjoy your new privileges and access to the snack bar.


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» The Next Day... New Episode

Posted on Thu Aug 12th, 2021 by Captain Neela Izal in General News


And we're back in the Alpha Quadrant! Episode 14 has concluded though not in the way I had envisioned it. After reading through the responses to the poll we took earlier this month it was decided to conclude this episode with the return of the simm back into the Ivaldi System. Episode 15 - A Time of Healing has officially been made active.

There are a number of updates that will be taking place across the simm as we will officially be a Spacedock class station now so please bear with the command team as we make these changes. It is important to note that while we are no longer in the DQ, our experiences there are remembered by the characters. It was done this way so that two full episodes wouldn't fall into the void of "didn't happen because time travel".

This episode will be the last episode for 2390, but not the conclusion to Season 3. It will also be geared around more of a shoreleave style episode with a little bit of a main plot. We will continue the Drekkonian plot line in this episode, but the main focus is Christmas time for the station. It's Christmas in... August!


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» Season 3, Episode 2 - Synthesis

Posted on Sat May 22nd, 2021 by Captain Neela Izal in General News


With that final post Episode 13 for VFY is in the record books. It took us a little bit, and that's okay life has been a bit hectic for everyone. Episode 14 - Synthesis has been activated. This is something that we've discussed on and off for a while and decided to go ahead and do it. Part of this episode will dig deep into some character development so please take the time to do that, and we'll be introducing a new alien as well... Only this time they have been living with us and we didn't even know it.


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Latest Mission Posts

» Interconnected

Mission: Episode 15 - A Time of Healing
Posted on Fri Oct 29th, 2021 by Lieutenant Gavin MacIntyre & Lieutenant Commander Kara Stevenson Ph.D. & Lieutenant JG Celeste Moneaux & Gardin [Izal] & V'Laas [Kingsley]

Kara couldn't deny that it was getting rather late in the day for her to be called to the science lab. When she got there Kara was quick to see that she wasn't the only person who'd been invited, but she was far from being a scientist. The room was…

» Time Will Tell

Mission: Episode 15 - A Time of Healing
Posted on Fri Oct 22nd, 2021 by Ashley de Planca [S'Toriin] & Bianca Bancroft [Gelo]

Despite the fact that it was the afternoon, as soon as Ashley had arrived at the Bancroft house to visit her best friend she was shivering. Oar's Rest became quite cold in the month of December which made Ashley wonder if she'd worn enough layers before setting out to the…

» On Again, Off Again

Mission: Episode 15 - A Time of Healing
Posted on Tue Oct 12th, 2021 by Lieutenant Commander Sinjohl Tagorn & Lieutenant Commander Suzanne Fairchild M.D.

Tagorn had accepted his new position as Chief of the Logistics Department on board the station. There had been so many things that he felt needed to be accomplished too. His office wasn't quite ready for him to work out of though which to Tagorn was a bit of a…

» See Not, Want Not

Mission: Episode 15 - A Time of Healing
Posted on Mon Oct 11th, 2021 by Jade Engstrom & Prailir Kalma [Kerr]

The day was quickly coming to an end and Jade had yet to see Trax since earlier in the morning. She had just assumed that he was busy taking care of some things, however, she began to worry a little bit. Jade looked over her schedule and saw that a…

» Take In The Slack

Mission: Episode 15 - A Time of Healing
Posted on Thu Sep 16th, 2021 by Danielle MacIntyre & Jami Bostru & Riley MacIntyre & Kayla Holtz [Engstrom] & Adriana O'Malley [Hayashi] & Elizabeth de Planca [Stevenson] & Rose Cohen [Grayson]

Kayla felt like they'd been walking for a while and so far the entire underwater facility appeared to be abandoned. "I wonder who would put this place here?" She asked rhetorically. To be fair, Kayla did wonder that as they went deeper into the facility before they'd arrived inside of…