Welcome to the U.S.S. Nightingale!

Space, the Final Frontier.

These are the voyages of the Nightingale. It’s continuing mission:

To apply all measures, for the benefit of the sick, that are required.

To remember that warmth, sympathy, and understanding outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

To remember treating the person and not the sickness.

But most important, to do no harm.

The Nightingale, a medical specialty sim that has been running for three years, has been tasked to take the ship and her crew to the rescue of those in need, to keep the light lit for those who need guidance and a safe haven.

We are accepting applications from all walks of life for Officer, Enlisted, and Civilian characters. For any questions, feel free to join our Discord channel or contact the Command Team.

The USS Nightingale is a part of Obsidian Fleet's Task Group 72A "The Grey Wolves".

Latest News Items

» New Chief Flight Control Officer

Posted on Thu Mar 22nd, 2018 @ 1:18pm by Lieutenant Commander Tan'ato Tejera in Sim Announcement

Please welcome our new Chief Flight Control Officer Ltjg Terry Wu!

» New Mission: R&R Interrupted

Posted on Wed Mar 21st, 2018 @ 11:05am by Lieutenant Commander Tan'ato Tejera in Sim Announcement

Risa. What better place could there be for shore leave and a medical conference? And don’t forget your annual Quals! As the medical team struggles through yawn-inducing lectures on protoplasmic RNA recombination and triple axial angio-thyroidectamies, the rest of the Nightingale crew enjoy some much needed R&R.

The situation grows more exciting when doctors and scientists start turning up missing -- or even dead. Can the crew discover what is going on?

» New Chief Engineer

Posted on Mon Mar 19th, 2018 @ 12:43pm by Lieutenant Commander Tan'ato Tejera in General News

Everyone please welcome Ltjg. Laura French as our new Chief Engineer. Please make her player feel welcome and showered with JP opportunities :D

Welcome aboard!

Lt. Cmdr. Tan'ato Tejera

» New Commanding Officer

Posted on Thu Mar 15th, 2018 @ 12:05pm by Lieutenant Commander Tan'ato Tejera in Sim Announcement

A new Commanding Officer has been approved for the Nightingale. Lieutenant Commander Tan’ato Tejera will be taking the conn. We finally got all our tees dotted and our eyes crossed from the brass. All that remains is a couple Academy courses, but we can now be on our way.

I would like to thank immensely our former CO Alexis Tiva for her vision for the simm. I know it means a lot to her, and I hope she will be available for input whenever Real Life™ allows. She is, of course, welcome back at any time. Thank you to Rilem and Drusilla for supporting and encouraging me to accept the position of CO. Rilem will be taking over as XO with a new NPC, and Drusilla will, I hope, as another former CO, be of much help as we proceed.

A few notes going forward:

*We will wrap up the current rescue mission as soon as we can.

*We will be having a one year time jump between the end of the Merope VII mission and the new mission. This will catch us up to the official Fleet year.

*Alexis Tiva is still with us. He will be in a coma in the long-term care unit after contracting an alien virus that led to cerebral hemorrhaging and brain swelling. His player can determine what she would like to do with Alex once she is able to return.

Thank you all for your patience during this transition period. I know it has been rough and tenuous at times. I would ask for your continued patience as I try to get all my ducks in a row and learn on the job, as there are several things that will need to get done, including Academy courses. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Hopefully we can move forward confidently into the future with the Nightingale

Lt. Cmdr. Tan’ato Tejera
Commanding Officer
USS Nightingale

» Big Changes

Posted on Wed Feb 14th, 2018 @ 10:36pm by Lieutenant JG Drusilla McCarthy in Sim Announcement

Alright all...

There's no point in trying to hide this under the carpet so let's be open and honest from the get go.

Over the last few months its failed to bypass anyone that the simm has stalled and activity has taken a nose dive of epic proportions.

Within this there has been attempts to keep moving, to keep writing and to keep at hand if you are needed. Each member of this simm fully deserves full recognition for the part they have played in trying to make things work...you have all done a suburb job that makes this next bit a little easier.

Following consultation between myself, the writer behind Rilem, our XO Matt, our TGCO and our TFCO and also our CO a massive decision has been made.

In order to aid our CO Karen in being able to take more time for her new family and personal life and business; a temporary CO character will be coming in to replace Alex for the next mission. News on that to come at a later date...

With this decision also comes the decision that Karen has now placed the SIMM fully into the hands of the above mentioned people for the short term so as we are running this place.

Rilem will be working on updating our website, getting a massive recruitment drive organised and the set-up of our very own Discord channel.

for my sins...I will be retaking the reins of the Night (temporarily!!) and will be writing our new CO.

Myself, Tan and Rilem will be in discussion about what the next mission is to entail and how we will roll this out.

Right now the plan is with our existing JP to roll out this current mission and to move the ship into a short shore leave. This shore leave will allow the new CO to come onboard and hopefully some new writers also :). After shore leave we will leave dock for our new mission!

I hope that this news doesn't come as a surprise to all...Karen has said she does intend in returning but right now the time still isn't right. We all back her with this, especially with a newborn in her life; and this decision is so as we can get Nightingale back onto her feet while also giving Karen the space that she needs.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact either myself, Rilem or Tan at anytime at all. All three of us are here anytime you need us.

So...onwards and upwards from here everyone! :)

Kind regards,

Lieutenant JG Drusilla McCarthy
Counsellor/Temporary New Commanding Officer
USS Nightingale

Latest Mission Posts

» Frosty Reception

Mission: Descent Into Abaddon
Posted on Wed Apr 18th, 2018 @ 8:19am by Lieutenant JG Laura French & Lieutenant Commander Tan'ato Tejera

Lieutenant (jg) Laura French had not been overly thrilled when she received orders to transfer onto the Nightingale. Sure, it was a promotion, and she was finally getting the Chief Engineer’s position she had been striving for. But why a medical ship? An old one, at that, that no doubt…

» Give the Kid a Break!

Mission: What Went Before....
Posted on Thu Mar 22nd, 2018 @ 1:54pm by Lieutenant JG Terry Wu


"Chenkins, report!"

At her station, Raquel Chenkins' fingers tapped at various icons on her console, initiating a sensor sweep. "Sir, incoming bogey is identified as a Jem'Hadar Battle Cruiser. Its shields are up and weapons are armed."

At his own station, Terry Wu groaned softly, the sound mingling with…

» Fractal pharmacokinetics

Mission: R&R Interrupted
Posted on Wed Mar 21st, 2018 @ 5:02pm by Lieutenant Alohiai illm Warraquim

Alohiai had not found the R&R all that much of R&R quite yet. She wanted nothing more than to get out, far away from the crowds and get to the ocean and dance on the water and enjoy the sky. Instead so far this had become something of a longer…

» To the Rescue

Mission: Descent Into Abaddon
Posted on Mon Mar 19th, 2018 @ 12:19pm by Corporal Nestor Calis & Lieutenant Zyta & Lieutenant Carolyn Shaw M.D. & Lieutenant Alohiai illm Warraquim & Lieutenant Rilem Setox M.D. & Lieutenant JG Bronte Carroll

Floodlights illuminated the courtyard of the hospital as a Marine armored transport rolled across the bridge from the landing zone. Corporal Nestor Calis hopped out as it was still moving into position to load and walked over to Lieutenant Zyta.

“All yours,” the short, stocky, Latino said. “I have Marines…

» BACKPOST: Caught! (Part 3, Conclusion)

Mission: Descent Into Abaddon
Posted on Thu Mar 15th, 2018 @ 8:23am by Ensign Frederick Washington XXXVII & Ensign Jenna Twycroft

Freddy sighed and sank down into his chair again, looking over at Jenna. “I am so sorry you had to go through that,” he said. “You don’t have to come tonight,” he assured her.

"You don't want me to go?" Jenna looked at him, noting how he was squirming in…

Latest Personal Logs

» Unhappy placement

Posted on Mon Mar 26th, 2018 @ 6:11pm by Lieutenant JG Laura French


A medical ship!?

A medical ship. That’s Starfleets latest assignment for me. Looking after the engineering needs of a bunch of doctors, no doubt all with their squeaky chairs. I signed up to Star Fleet to really make my mark on the universe. To be amoungst the first to…

» Doctor Carolyn Shaw's Duty Log #1 - "In This Together

Posted on Thu Jun 1st, 2017 @ 2:51am by Lieutenant Carolyn Shaw M.D.

The Nightingale has been ordered to assist the people of Menope VII, who have fallen victim to the planet's terraforming challenges as well as a series of natural disasters. Although this is exactly the kind of mission the crew of the Nightingale is prepared to handle, I suspect I was…

» How the Islands Came to Be

Posted on Mon Feb 27th, 2017 @ 1:22am by Lieutenant Alohiai illm Warraquim

Computer open log Tales of Akkadia"

[Log is open]

"As I mentioned I find comfort in the child's tales that are told. They have come to comfort me as I journey far from home, far from kind. This is a little tale that is told on how the islands came…

» Things of the past put away

Posted on Wed Feb 15th, 2017 @ 5:45pm by Lieutenant Alohiai illm Warraquim

Alohiai sat propped up in her bed with a single light. In her hands was a book, a very old one from her world and written in very old Akkadian. It made her head hurt to try to figure the symbols out but it offered clues as to what once…

» Ola'ha's wish

Posted on Sat Feb 11th, 2017 @ 5:16pm by Lieutenant Alohiai illm Warraquim

Things in Fleet were always a hurry up and then wait. One was either rushing to get to something or get something done or one was waiting on orders, transports, a myriad of things. Alohiai was in such a position right now waiting for transport to catch the ship. A…