Welcome to the USS Artemis

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope."
-Robert Kennedy-
(As inscribed on the dedication plaque of the USS Artemis NCC-80103)

In the Federation any crime is considered especially heinous. In Starfleet the dedicated personnel who investigate the most vicious felonies are members of an elite crew known as the Criminal Investigations Unit. THESE ARE THEIR STORIES…

The year is 2397. The Federation is a peaceful utopia where all cultures live in harmony for the betterment of each other, or is it. The Federation and by extention Starfleet would have you believe that there is little to no crime in the utopia that is the Federation. However, crime does indeed run rampant so a unit was created to keep these most vicious criminals under the rug and out of site. This unit known as the Starfleet Criminal Investigations Service (SFCIS) is tasked with pursuing offenders of all kinds and bringing them to justice. As well as making sure that the Federation's image is maintained

Rear Admiral Declan Ford, an old veteran of space by this point is given the command of the unit and brings in Captain Marc Kidd to command the ship. This ship, a Luna Class vessel aptly named the USS Artemis after the Goddess of the hunt will be used to hunt down enemies to justice wherever they may be.

This intrepid crew will stop at nothing to see justice done. While they accomplish this great feat they will learn about themselves and what their limits are. Exploration will build Starfleet, diplomacy will build the Federation, but justice will prevail when Artemis completes the hunt. This crew will have to prove that where there is justice there is hope. Can their tiny ripple become a giant wave? In short, their mission echoes their dedication plaque.

Marc and his crew will prove that leading by example is the best way to make friends. If you think you have what it takes to investigate the vicious crimes, and prosecute the offenders the join the Artemis as it takes up the hunt for justice.


Browse the manifest to see what open positions interest you. Take a read of the crew posts and logs to see what we are made of. If this sounds like something, you might be interested in being part of, feel free to submit an application or alternative contacting Command through the 'Contact Us' button with any questions or queries you may have.

We welcome all writers. It doesn't matter if you have been role-playing in the Star Trek universe for less than a day or you are a veteran. All are welcome!

Artemis is a proud Zodiac Fleet SIM serving in Task Group Titan! Join us now.

Artemis is a Star Trek role-playing SIM that is played using Nova, a role-playing system developed by Anodyne Productions. You must be 15 or older to join this SIM!

Zodiac Fleet Game of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2021

Latest News Items

» One File Closed and Another Opens - End of Year 2022

Posted on Tue Jan 3rd, 2023 @ 4:37am by Captain Marc Kidd in General News

Well here we are and we made it through, 2022 comes to close. Another year over and a new one begins. As always lets hope that the next one is better than the last. As I look back at the last year I see a world coming out of the darkness that was quarantine. I see relationships born and reborn. I credit this community to helping us get through these doldrums. Your creative stories have always kept my mind looking to a better tomorrow.

As the year comes to close we look at the great things that we have all accomplished. I am blessed to have a baby on the way. I know that the rest of our community is doing great as the world gets back together. As for myself this year started out difficult and finishes with greatness. It is my greatest hope that 2023 is better than the last year. The we continue to grow and learn.

So that is enough of the misty eyed adoration. Suffice to say 2022 had its ups and its downs. But the Artemis is always one of the ups...

So without any gilding the lily and no further ado I would like to present a few end of year/beginning of year awards.

Lieutenant Viessa Kenobi - Captain's Personal Merit Award -"Viessa has been an asset to me since the reformatting of this sim. They are always open to any post that anyone would like. Add to that their ability to step up and fill an open position with an NPC for the sake of the mission. Thank you for all that you do and keep up the great work."
-Captain Marc Kidd-

Lieutenant Faith Benson - Executive Officer's Merit Award -"I have truly enjoyed seeing Faith grow into their role, and develop their character. I am impressed with their ability to roll with the punches and weave Faith into what is needed. They are active in discord and involved in our larger community. Their writing is easy to follow and a joy to read. Thank you for all you bring to the community and the Artemis."
-Commander Abernathy Rice-

Ensign Nala Rider - DeForest Kelly Humor Award -"Since the Ensign has joined the ship there has never been a dull moment. Their posts have the unique distinction of being both serious and full of humor at the same time. From falling off of an obstacle on the holodeck to missing part of their console on the bridge their light-heartedness fills the sim with some levity that it often needs. Thank you for making us all smile."
-Captain Marc Kidd-

This sim was on the verge of being shut down due to lack of interest. However, with your help it has been reborn and is steamrolling into the next year. I await with baited breath to see the cases that we will handle in the next year. Thank you for your creativity and your friendship. But most of all thank you for being a part of this great community.

For Now
All Rise,
Captain Marc Kidd
Commanding Officer, USS Artemis

» Welcome to the Case Files of the Starfleet Criminal Investigations Unit

Posted on Thu Jul 7th, 2022 @ 9:14am by Captain Marc Kidd in General News

Greetings Everyone...

Just wanted to say welcome aboard the USS Artemis NCC-80103 and to the Starfleet Criminal Investigations Unit. The first mission is open for posting. This mission is for the crew to gather and get to know each other as well as what this sim will be about. It will be a nice lead in for our second mission.

Start posting away, I am always available for joint posts. Just a couple of things about posting. First dates... You should be arriving at Poseidon Station on MD001 which is July 7 2397. Remember the date for your own character timelines, but please put MDXXX and the time of your post in the timeline section. For the location box please put in the following format, room where post is occurring, deck, and location. If the deck is not applicable then skip it. For example: Captain's Ready Room - Deck 1 - USS Artemis or Forensic Lab - Andorra. Any back post that you may want to do such as character backstory before arriving at the station. Put the date that the post is occurring in the timeline box. Both Admiral Ford and Captain Kidd will be on the Artemis and the station as of MD001, although the Admiral will not be launching with the ship. You do not have to arrive on MD001, you can arrive whenever you want your character to.

Second, ending your posts. In the ooc section of the Wiki you will find a signature page. Please copy and paste the html code for your signature and place it at the bottom of your post. This is especially important on joint posts as it tells the other writers that you are done with the post and ready to send it up.

Take a look around the site, it is expanding every day. Thank you for joining the sim and I look forward to writing with you all.

In the Federation any crime is considered especially heinous. In Starfleet the dedicated personnel who investigate the most vicious felonies are members of an elite crew known as the Criminal Investigations Unit. THESE ARE THEIR STORIES…

For Now,
Steady As She Goes,
Captain Marc Kidd
Commanding Officer, USS Artemis NCC-80103
Starfleet Criminal Investigations Unit

Latest Mission Posts

» Dinner

Mission: The Hunt Begins
Posted on Thu Feb 2nd, 2023 @ 2:45am by Captain Marc Kidd & Ensign Nala Rider

Nala finished her half of the transporter buffers and swiped a hand across her forehead, unknowingly smearing black gunk across her forehead. While Nala had won the race, she had offered to help Captain Kidd clean the transporter buffers so she could change and be ready for dinner with him…

» Pleading The Case

Mission: The Hunt Begins
Posted on Wed Feb 1st, 2023 @ 2:56am by Captain Marc Kidd & Lieutenant Commander Kelly Miller & Lieutenant Jonathan Corwin

Marc had healed, well mostly healed from the wounds he took from the Breen. His ship had mostly healed as well, but the battle set back the launch by a few weeks while the Artemis was repaired. This turned out to be a blessing as it gave Marc the chance…

» Let's do this!

Mission: The Hunt Begins
Posted on Tue Jan 24th, 2023 @ 9:08pm by Ensign Cihl Theidi & Ensign Nala Rider & Cassandra Frost

Nala stretched as she waited for her crewmates in the Holodeck, excited to try out the new parkour course she had programed. Since her run with the Captain, Nala had been tinkering with the idea of adding not only more obstacles, but inviting her crewmates to join the fun/training! "I…

» A Strange Arrival

Mission: The Hunt Begins
Posted on Tue Jan 3rd, 2023 @ 5:44pm by Lieutenant Siadra Molaur

She stood in her temporary quarters aboard the CDF Vendish. This was the ship that was to take her to her assignment aboard the USS Artemis. Siadra couldn't pull herself away from the window as she gazed out towards the battle that was taking place. Breen ships going against a…

» A Light Lunch

Mission: The Hunt Begins
Posted on Wed Dec 7th, 2022 @ 11:53am by Commander Abernathy Rice PhD & Lieutenant Viessa Kenobi

Viessa's meeting with her medical staff had went rather well. They seemed like a nice bunch, quite competent as well which made things all the easier for her and the department moving forward.

It was during the chat with them she realized she hadn't eaten breakfast. She kicked herself as…

Latest Personal Logs

» Home Again

Posted on Mon Jul 25th, 2022 @ 9:55pm by Lieutenant Jonathan Corwin

MD 001 0930Hrs.

Well I checked in with the security officer at the boarding portal and have had my gear beamed directly to my quarters. I've got my bed and bathroom set up and I'll unpack the rest of my gear later this evening.

I've taken my law gear with…