Jolan tru! Welcome on board the IRW Ourainavassa.

Welcome on board the IRW Ourainavassa, a freelance ship affiliated with the Romulan Star Empire.

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The year is 2386, and the star of the Hobus system is about to go supernova, threatening the continued existence of the planet Romulus.

When Commander Areinnye of the IRW Dominus hired the mercenary only known as Raven to acquire an old warbird and provide escort to a flotilla of refugee ships, nobody could have expected things to go this wrong.

A few months later, the plan has derailed entirely. The flotilla has been lost, captured by unknown attackers, with only a handful of crew escaping to tell the tale. Areinnye herself was forced to return to the homeworld, leaving a freshly-promoted Subcommander in her stead. The mercenary Raven has been given a (seemingly authentic) commission into the Tal Shiar, to continue the original mission: acquire a ship, rescue the refugees, and find somewhere for them to call homeā€¦

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The IRW Ourainavassa is a sim within 16th "Zodiac" Fleet. Our concept is rather unique - a mix of Romulan officers and Freelancers, crewing a Mogai-class warbird. We are a welcoming friendly and active community, and we accept players of any experience level.

We use Discord as the main means of communication among the crew, and joining our server is a requirement for any new recruits to the sim (the link may be found in the menu bar). Joining the discord of 16th Fleet is encouraged, but not required.

If you have any more questions, pop into our discord and get to know the motley crew of the IRW Ourainavassa!

Colonel "Raven" t'Varis
Commanding Officer

Subcommander Kaiae t'Lien
Executive Officer

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We have many open positions, including:
- Leader of Science
- Leader of Flight Control
- Leader of Warbird Control
- Leader of Communications

As well as junior roles in all departments. Please enquire for any position you may be interested in.

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The IRW Ourainavassa's RPG rating:
- Swearing is permitted, with some limitations.
- Sexual content is permitted, with some limitations.
- Violence is permitted, with some limitations.

RPG Rating 2 2 2


Latest News Items

» State of the Sim: 31 August

Posted on Mon Aug 31st, 2020 @ 6:41pm by Colonel Sehan t'Varis in General News

Jolan tru, crew of the Raven's Claw.

I must say, I am proud of us. Over the past week, ten JPs have been posted, and there are quite a few being worked on at present. Considering that two months ago, we were discussing whether we would have to shut the sim down completely, this has been remarkable progress.

And this newfound momentum means that we will soon move on our story. With the Vulture looming over us, ghosts of the past reappearing for both Raven and Ash, and the questionable involvement of Starfleet Intelligence, what's next for our adventuring band of misfits?

All I will say is this: acquiring the Ourainavassa, the prototype warbird that will become our permanent home, will bring challenges of an entirely different nature than we would have expected. More spectres of the past will rear their heads, and surprising discoveries will be made. Never a dull moment!

On an OOC note, the specs for Taryn's shuttle, the Kestrel, as well as the specs and deck plan for the prototype Ourainavassa-type Mogai-class warbird are now available in the appropriate sections of the website, and the promised new skin for the sim is under construction, and will be applied in due course.

Please do keep up the energy, and carry on making this the amazing sim that it is.

Thank you, everyone, for sticking with it.

All the best,

Colonel "Raven" t'Varis
Commanding Officer


» State of the Sim: 3 August

Posted on Mon Aug 3rd, 2020 @ 12:59pm by Colonel Sehan t'Varis in General News

Jolan tru, crew!

After several setbacks and some difficult times for our sim, we have finally made it to the end of Chapter I: Resurgam. We have now arrived at the infamous Drozana station, for some well-earned shore leave, as well as to join up with the crew of the Flotilla hospital ship - and to welcome some new and old members of the crew onto the Raven's Claw. Our time at Drozana will also be spent further seeking leads into the identity of the mysterious Vulture, and preparing for the mission to finally acquire the warbird IRW Ourainavassa. Good job, everyone!

In other matters, we are currently working on getting full backdoor access to the website, in order to finally give us back a proper, individual skin, as well as to update the rank set. There will also be some shuffling around on the Discord, and generally some updates on how the whole sim is run. More on this in due course.

Since the last news post, some things have obviously changed, with me taking permanent command of the sim, with Kaiae t'Lien as Subcommander. We have also sadly seen quite a few people depart the sim, to the point where we held a meeting to decide the future of the project. And I am happy to see that not only did we decide to continue the story, activity has also come to an all-time high. Recruitment is ongoing, and if any of you know anyone who may be interested in joining our small family, do please send them our way.

I know we will continue to grow our crew together, develop our characters, and tell this epic tale of adventure and drama. And I am very much looking forward to it.

Thank you, everyone.

Commander Sehan "Raven" t'Varis
Commanding Officer


» State of the Sim: 19 May

Posted on Tue May 19th, 2020 @ 8:28pm by Colonel Sehan t'Varis in General News

Jolan tru, crewmates.

As you know, our esteemed CO is currently on extended leave of absence due to health reasons, as he has explained on our discord server. While I have not had word from him, we all hope that he is well and will return to us in due time.

However, in the meantime, the sim continues, and to that end, I have assumed the mantle of acting Commanding Officer. In this position, I will oversee the continuation of our story, as closely as possible to the originally intended plot. I will be aided in this by the two acting Co-Subcommanders, Lt. Kaiae t'Lien and Major Kasca Pilum.

As before, the command team of our sim operates on a fairly flat structure, with all three members more or less equal in position, although the Commander holds the final veto on any decisions taken.

In light of the current global health situation, we maintain our very liberal LOA policy, where 4 weeks LOA is granted upon request, without need for any further explanation; any further LOA will be granted as long as it is justified. However, in order to minimise the number of players to go AWOL, that is, show no activity on the sim without having requested leave of absence, I would ask every player on the sim to check in with the crew on Discord by the end of this week, Sunday 24 May. Anyone who does not respond to this call will be contacted directly, and if no response is received within two weeks, the offending player will be suspended from the sim.

This is just a routine housekeeping measure, that will from now on be performed once every three months, and naturally does not apply to any players currently on LOA.

Thank you for your continued support of this venture, and I am sure we will continue to write great stories together.

Best regards,

Subcommander Sehan "Raven" t'Varis
Commanding Officer (acting)
IRW Ourainavassa


» The Sim is Live!

Posted on Sat Mar 28th, 2020 @ 1:46pm by Colonel Sehan t'Varis in Sim Announcement

Jolan tru, fellow crewmates!

As of right now, the sim is officially LIVE!

(insert cheering and fireworks)

As the current mission states, we are now in the Prologue stage of the story, where the crew first comes together, Raven is hired to help the crew acquire the Ourainavassa, and the colony fleet is first assembled.

Please do use the timeline feature - at the current stage, as we have no major events within the sim to orient events at, feel free to use the year or rough date to indicate when your post takes place.

The purpose of the prologue is to establish who the characters are and what their initial relationships are, before we then move into Chapter One and get the main story underway. To that end, feel free to set JPs at any point in time before december 2386 - when the main story finally begins.

We are all looking forward to this, and I am sure we will come together to write a truly epic tale!


Latest Mission Posts

» A Visit to Sickbay

Mission: Shore Leave: Welcome to Drozana
Posted on Sun Sep 13th, 2020 @ 11:18am by Sublieutenant Gedak & Centurion Nancy Gable & Lieutenant Kaol Ralaa

It had been a busy day for Gedak, ensuring that the ship was fully stocked with supplies. After visiting the armoury to get an idea what the situation was there, he had visited the galley and its attached cold storage. Finally, he was now making his way to Sickbay. Now…


» Pleasure doing business with you

Mission: Shore Leave: Welcome to Drozana
Posted on Fri Sep 4th, 2020 @ 8:35pm by Colonel Sehan t'Varis & Lieutenant Taryn & Robert Stephenson & Lennon Stephenson

The previous day had changed many things. Raven had not yet briefed the rest of her crew about what she had found out, but it had certainly added a new angle to their plans to acquire the Ourainavassa. If it was true. Not entirely convinced, she had headed back to…


» A Curious Encounter

Mission: Shore Leave: Welcome to Drozana
Posted on Thu Sep 3rd, 2020 @ 3:32pm by Colonel Sehan t'Varis

Following the strange meeting with Captain Stephenson, Raven had returned to the bazaar. Ostensibly, she had gone in search of some personal equipment, but in reality, she just wanted to go for a walk to try and clear her head. More and more strange things were happening all around her…


» Friendly Reminders

Mission: Shore Leave: Welcome to Drozana
Posted on Thu Sep 3rd, 2020 @ 12:20am by Centurion Nancy Gable & Centurion Ashley Rogers & Lieutenant Delon N'Vok

N'Vok calmly walked along the corridor and felt the hum of the power generators below. The ship had definitely seen better days long ago and showed signs of aging everywhere such as leaky pipe fittings, flickering lighting and a generally worn look. The air filtration system could use a proper…


» Familiar Faces

Mission: Shore Leave: Welcome to Drozana
Posted on Sun Aug 30th, 2020 @ 11:46pm by Robert Stephenson & Lennon Stephenson & Alan Butler & Colonel Sehan t'Varis

Robert landed the shuttle where he'd been told to and then looked over to Alan - giving him the nod to power down the craft. The Starfleet Captain had been assigned to patrol the area looking for illegal trading and synthetic humans. The Excelsior-class starship he commanded would be too…