Welcome to the USS Portland!


The USS Portland is a mid-level Exploratory-class vessel in the Union Fleet tasked with exploring the reaches beyond known Union Space, making friends with new space-faring civilizations, and finding more allies for the war with the Kaylons.

The Portland is considerably smaller than a Union heavy cruiser. Like other Union vessels, it is directed by a captain and first officer from the bridge, and complemented by a Sick Bay, Brig, engineering decks, residential quarters, a Shuttle Bay, a Communications wing, and a Mess Hall.

It's now three months after a mission to find a missing Gel ship ended in the untimely death of the young and quickly promoted Captain Olivia Constance and the total (self) destruction of the original Portland. Three months since the remaining crew escaped in the surviving shuttles and limped to safety. Now, sporting a shiny new ship named in memory of the original, Captain Ezra Tobin strives to last a little longer than his predecessor. He's also dealing with some (understandably) Gel-related bias in the old crew.

Out of character, the Portland Crew strives to bring the laid back atmosphere of the Orville to our writing setting. If you’re interested in expanding a brand new universe, then look no further than the USS Portland!

All members must be eighteen years of age or older.

Current Year: 2421





Latest News Items

» GOLD Post of the Month Winners! June 2020

Posted on Fri Jul 10th, 2020 @ 1:29pm by Captain Ezra Tobin in General News



A great BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Shirazi and Kristen on winning Gold Post of the Month!!

Awesome job on finishing off our little Gelatin adventure, you two, well done!

-Vic


» Website Downtime 11 MAY

Posted on Fri May 8th, 2020 @ 1:24pm by Captain Olivia Constance in Website Update

The website will have an expected ~60 minutes of downtime on Monday, 11 MAY 2020, between the hours of 2 AM and 6 AM EST. This is required server maintenance being conducted by the hosting provider and the downtime may be longer than expected.


» Website Updates

Posted on Wed Apr 29th, 2020 @ 1:52pm by Captain Olivia Constance in Website Update

Due to some server upgrades there may be some intermittent website issues throughout the rest of the week. If there are any issues please report them via contact form or the Discord server.

-Stephen


» Stepping Up

Posted on Sat Apr 18th, 2020 @ 9:28am by Lieutenant Commander Zeb Ingram in Sim Announcement

Thanks Stephen!

To those who don't know, the USS Portland was the reason I found the 22nd Fleet, when I went looking for an Orville game.

Feeling very honoured to pick up the GM duties after Stephen's excellent command, and fully appreciate his help and support on the team moving forward.

I'm excited to follow in Stephen's fine footsteps and take the Portland through this current strife and on towards new trouble and adventures. Also, a big thank you to Wizardbeard for taking back the XO duties from here on.

Thanks all for the trust, and here's to continuing to fool around while upholding all those Union values.

Stay safe all, whether you're a key worker, a current lock-in or somewhere in between.

-Vic


» A New GM

Posted on Fri Apr 17th, 2020 @ 12:22pm by Captain Olivia Constance in Sim Announcement

As I've announced to the crew previously I would be slowly transferring the work of GM to AlphaJuliet/Vic as I prepared to go back to school. I have, however, had my life eaten up by COVID19 as a paramedic you could imagine my quality of work-life has plummeted. That being said... I had decided a couple of weeks ago now to make that change effective immediately and pass all GM duties over to AlphaJuliet.

That being said him, Wizardbeard, and I have all failed miserably to tell anyone.... so this is your official notice. He's in charge now and I'm no longer. I will be remaining on the command team and will help mentor him through his first sim as GM.

As of now, characters will remain in their current IC positions, new characters will be announced as the time comes for a change needed IC.

-Stephen


Latest Mission Posts

» Walk Right Up and Knock?

Mission: 2 - It's a Rescue Mission, You'll Love It
Posted on Thu Sep 24th, 2020 @ 9:41am by Captain Ezra Tobin & Commander Geoffrey Trelawney & Lieutenant Junior Grade Kendra Kyle & Lieutenant Kalil Shirazi & Lieutenant Aidan Vaughan & Lieutenant Wilhelmina "Billy" Westing MD

Sat at a jaunty angle under the shade of some deciduous trees a mid-sized cargo ship rested. It looked as if someone had really wanted to make a pretty landing rather than a practical one, as the dappled light of mid morning cast shadows across its dull grey outer surface.…


» Reporting In

Mission: 2 - It's a Rescue Mission, You'll Love It
Posted on Sat Aug 8th, 2020 @ 9:07am by Captain Ezra Tobin & Lieutenant Aidan Vaughan

After Aidan had made his way onto the ship and speaking with the quartermaster, he stored his things inside his new quarters then made his way to the Captain's office, once reaching there he pressed the door chime.

"Enter!" Called Ezra from behind his desk. He cursed quietly at his…


» Tapas and Medicines

Mission: 2 - It's a Rescue Mission, You'll Love It
Posted on Mon Aug 3rd, 2020 @ 9:01pm by Lieutenant Wilhelmina "Billy" Westing MD & Captain Ezra Tobin

Two months after the last mission.
New Portland's MedBay.

"So this is where the real magic happens..." Said the new Captain of the new USS Portland as he strolled into the medbay to see who was about.

He'd heard good things as well as a few interesting ones about the…


» We Have Ways of Making You Talk!

Mission: 2 - It's a Rescue Mission, You'll Love It
Posted on Wed Jul 22nd, 2020 @ 6:44pm by Commander Geoffrey Trelawney & Lieutenant Glori Hawthorne & Captain Ezra Tobin & Lieutenant Junior Grade Kendra Kyle & Lieutenant Kalil Shirazi & Lieutenant Wilhelmina "Billy" Westing MD & Lieutenant Junior Grade Charlie Jemmett & Petty Officer Second Class Ava Capatosta


Lieutenant Commander Talina Sarafian had seen a lot of crazy shit in her years at Internal Affairs, but the total destruction of a vessel along with most of its command staff was far from old hat. What's worst was that the casualties list included the Chief of Security, who was…


» What's Going On Down There?

Mission: 2 - It's a Rescue Mission, You'll Love It
Posted on Sun Jul 12th, 2020 @ 6:24am by Captain Ezra Tobin & Lieutenant Junior Grade Charlie Jemmett & Commander Geoffrey Trelawney & Lieutenant Junior Grade Kendra Kyle & Lieutenant Kalil Shirazi & Lieutenant Aidan Vaughan & Civilian Rebecca Healy & Lieutenant Wilhelmina "Billy" Westing MD & Lieutenant Commander Mavet & Lieutenant Glori Hawthorne & Petty Officer Second Class Ava Capatosta

Feet planted firmly on the bridge of the shiny, mostly new and only slightly dented USS Portland (MK2), Captain Ezra Tobin regarded the imagery streaming back from the planet beneath them. Aorkon 5, uninhabited and yet full of life, a backwater world. Foothills backed by snow-capped mountains, rolling long-grass meadows…