Welcome aboard the USS Jerusalem!


Welcome aboard the site of the USS Jerusalem sim! USS Jerusalem is an Ascension-class starship, NCC-65168, currently assigned to Task Force 23, "Chimera", Task Group 23C, "The Sirens", of the Seventh (or Theta) Fleet.

The Jerusalem is an odd duck: A ship of war in a Starfleet primarily devoted to peaceful exploration, she is in many ways a ship similar to the aircraft carriers or amphibious ships of 20th and 21st-century Earth. Her orders are simple and clear: Patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone and wherever else assigned, utilizing the ship's company, and her onboard Aerospace and Marine units, to project Federation power where and when necessary to advance the interests of the United Federation of Planets, and accomplish such specific missions as may be assigned from time to time. Sometimes it'll be combat, sometimes it'll be recon, sometimes it'll be diplomacy. Sometimes, it'll just require presence, showing the flag in a hostile neighborhood. Who knows? We'll write her story together.

Feel free to explore the site, and address any questions you may have to me using the contact page.

Kind regards,

Captain John Williams
Commanding Officer, USS Jerusalem

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Latest News Items

» Current Sim Status as of 21 April 2017

Posted on Friday March 10th, 2017 @ 2:39pm by Captain John Williams in General News

An update on our current status for those who don't play on the Jerusalem, as of 0920 US Eastern Standard Time on 21 April 2017:

1. Current positions taken are: CO, XO, Marine Detachment CO, Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Chief Medical Officer, and CAG. 2XO is a position held by someone already a department head, so isn't available to someone applying on its own. (At some point, once we have most DH positions filled in a stable fashion, I will select a 2XO from the department heads.) Chief Ops Officer, Chief Engineering Officer, Chief Combat Operations Officer, Chief Counselor, Chief Intelligence Officer, and Chief Security Officer positions are open. We're most looking for a Chief Engineering Officer, but will happily accept players looking for Chief Ops, Chief Security, Chief Intelligence Officer, or Chief Combat Ops Officer positions. (Chief Counselor is available, but only after I've explained to you what I'm looking for in that position, to prevent misunderstandings on both sides.)

In the category of positions subordinate to taken positions, please note that for the moment we're only looking for a Marine detachment XO and Air Group Wing COs (3 of them, reporting to the CAG) - other subordinate positions will be opened up as the relevant department head feels the desire - our Assistant CMO was recruited at our CMO's request so he (the CMO) could deal with RL issues, for example. (Air Wing COs and Marine XO are so the CAG and Marine CO have people to be focused on their departments with, pretty much. :) )

2. Applications are being accepted for review at any time. If you contact me and I see the contact attempt (applications to join, as well as contact form submissions, both get sent to me as emails - or should!), I promise a reply within 72 hours, even if that reply is "Let me get back to you".

3. As to our IC situation: We've just finished our shakedown cruise and have arrived at Starbase 39-Sierra, our homeport along the Romulan Neutral Zone. As we are in severe need of players, I am taking time to recruit and integrate new players before we move on. We are set in February 2392, but after our next mission (which will occur in March 2392) we may jump the timeline ahead a few months to the end of 2392 or into 2393. I haven't decided yet.

4. In regards to activity: I always aim for 2 posts per month from each player. However, at present, most of our current simmers are going through RL difficulties of various sorts. So it may not look active - I fully admit that we might be described as "being on the 30-day disabled list", so to speak. But we are active, and I promise that we can readily accommodate new players!

5. So it's clear, how I prefer to bring on-board new players: I will accept apps without prior contact, but for me I prefer that the application submitted via Nova be the end of the character creation process. Much better in my view is that a player contacts me and the XO via the contact page with a brief (1-2 paragraphs at most) sketch of the character they'd like to create and the position they want that character to have, we reply via email with our thoughts, and we go from there to work on a draft character (using a Word Document file as a template that, not coincidentally, matches our Join Form - many thanks to a former player who drew that up for me!). Once you're happy with the character and I'm happy with the character and the XO is happy with the character (the XO is easy to make happy with your character, while I'm frequently a bit detail-focused), then I tell you to copy paste the character from the email or word document into Nova's join form, and we go from there with approving the character in the system (takes seconds once I get the application email from the system), followed by your solo post introducing the character to the sim, which is then followed by the joint post featuring their arrival to the Jerusalem.

Should you have any questions or comments (or want to join!), please feel free to contact me via the contact page. Otherwise, welcome to the Jerusalem, and enjoy your visit.

Kind regards,


The player behind Captain John Williams, CO USS Jerusalem

» New rule

Posted on Monday March 7th, 2016 @ 7:35am by Captain John Williams in General News

New rule, added to the rules page this morning:

"11. New players must post their first post within one week of the CO hitting the accept button on their application, or be removed without further warning. Exceptions will be freely made if you communicate with the CO."

Reasoning should be obvious: Players joining and then disappearing is really, really frustrating.

Latest Mission Posts

» One Last Sunrise

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 @ 4:06pm by Lieutenant Dylan Nighthorse

Tendrils of gold and lavender were already pushing back the heavy mantle of night, shadows retreating before the gathering morning, revealing the first outlines of the settlement in the valley below. The old man crested the last rise, moving through lingering patches of night, with the confidence that comes from…

» Not much to unpack

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 @ 12:04am by Lieutenant Gabriel Barron


Gabe strode into his quarters and looked at the few boxes and bags that had been deposited there by the 'bellhops'. He grunted to himself as he rolled his shoulders and moved to the small mass of belongings quickly picking up and depositing the boxes in the appropriate rooms.…

» Introductions and Steaks

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Saturday March 11th, 2017 @ 6:39pm by Captain John Williams & Lieutenant Gabriel Barron

Ready Room, Deck 1, USS Jerusalem
17 February 2392, 1400

Tucked in his ready room to do some of the inevitable paperwork that came with being the CO of a 6000-person crew and a fairly gigantic ship, John Williams was as close to "in the zone" as he could be…

» There's an XO on them thar starship?

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Friday February 24th, 2017 @ 1:16pm by Lieutenant Gabriel Barron & Captain John Williams & Commander Declan Macclure

Docking Bay 5, Starbase 39-Sierra
17 February 2392, 1200

"We have now docked with Starbase 39-Sierra. Departing passengers, remain at the docking port until the green light comes on indicating a complete seal. Thank you for sailing with SS Ontario and Canadian Pacific Starlines," the PA system aboard the transport…

» Shore leave broken

Mission: Intermission 1: New Home
Posted on Tuesday February 14th, 2017 @ 2:16pm by Lieutenant Gabriel Barron


Gabriel sat in the main seat of the john deere tractor steering a straight line down the hill that his families farm sat on. He was on day eight of a two week shore leave after undergoing the twelve week department head and advanced medical officer courses at star…