Welcome to our Application Process

Please be sure to read the below before progressing.

  • Elysium Rules and Regulations

  • The Basics

    The Command team, of course has certain expectations around the biography submitted by a prospective player. We request that you complete every box where possible - Things like middle names and suffix's are not required.

    Also please THINK about what you are putting in the boxes. Applicants will not be accepted if such sections like Personality is one line.

    History and Personality Sections

    These are two really big determining factors when the command team reviews an application, so they must be good. And make sense. They must not have your character graduating from University at the age of 9 and being a super pilot all before the age of 12. These type of characters are rejected as they fit in the Mary Sue Policy

    These sections also require more than two simple lines. Thus, we expect from all applicants, a minimum of 50 words for the personality section and 200 for the history. If you can't write that much and want to join a text based Simm, you need to rethink your decision.

    Any one considering Department head positions must have a minimum of 75 words personality over view and 300 words history over view.


    The Crew of the USS Elysium is a diverse crew, and we encourage you to contemplate creating a different character to the normal Stoic Vulcan or irrational Human. Try Romulans, Klingons, Trills, Bajorans, or even a Gorn? We also accept PC Created Races - though we do expect the creator to be able to give us a detailed history and racial information. For examples of a PC Created Race, we suggest you look at
    Lieutenant Commander S'hib or Commander Arrianna Salannis an Vantar. Be unique in your writing. If a player wishes to be a Cardassian diplomat, or a Reman bartender, that would be acceptable. Exchange officers such as those found in the Klingon Officer Exchange Program in Next Generation are subject to approval and will be given a provisional rank.

    Due to Fleet policies, no character can be related, either by blood or marriage, to any of the canon Star Trek characters (Picard, Sisko, Worf, etc.). Also, no character can be close friends with a canon character. You can have served on Deep Space Nine as an Ensign in operations, but you cannot have been Asst, Chief of Operations and regularly have had lunch with Bashir and O'Brien. You also cannot be Picard after his retirement. This is a breach of copyright laws and we'd rather not get sued, thanks. And not to mention there is now a TV program of it.

  • No shape shifters of any kind will be allowed on this SIM.

  • Non-canon species are subject to approval by the Commanding Officer.

  • There will be no monkeys with collapsing skeletons or androids that trans-mutate into robotic dogs or floating dolphins.

  • No application will be accepted that includes Yodas, wookies, werewolves, Harry Potter centaurs, vampires, goa'uld, Jaffa, Asgard, Frankenstein monsters, Holograms or "Jar Jar Binx", robotic animals, talking rocks, or imaginary friends.

  • No application will be accepted if they are named for a character in any other franchise. NO, I will not approve Hermione Granger as an Operations officer, nor will Samantha Carter be approved. Nor Kara Thrace or Gaius Baltar.

  • MARY SUE’s are strictly forbidden: Our Mary Sue Policy

  • A player character is not permitted to be one the races listed below. Additions or subtraction to this list may be made by Joint Fleet Command.

  • Non-Humanoid Races (big rock creatures, Tribbles, etc.)

  • Q, Iconians, Dowd

  • Breen

  • Androids

  • Borg in the Collective

  • Jem-Hadar

  • Vorta

  • Shapeshifters

  • Suliban

  • Indigenous Delta Quadrant Races

  • Species 8472

  • There will be no superhero characters such as Qs, genetic engineered humans,10f6" Klingons, or uber-Marines. There will also be no Mr. Uber Telepathic Men on board. As a whole, the members of this sim do not want Q, Q's mom, Q's Dad, or Q's little sister board this sim and we certainly don't want any Q2's or Lady Q's here. We all want to be special, but let's stay realistic within the realm of the races as they were played in the TV shows. While Star Trek books are good to read, and I have read many of them they are not generally accepted as canon.

    Sample Post

    A sample post is very important and we have a minimum word limit of 500 words. This post can be your character's arrival or a post from another game. But it must make sense and not be the same word 500 times. A solo post on the USS Elysium has to have the same minimum of words, so if you are unable to write 500 for a sample post, then you are most likely not going to be able to handle this game.

    Player Experience

    So, you are a captain of your own vessel, created a fleet and have written for 20 or more years. It does not matter! Everyone here is the same when they apply. We approve applicants based on the strenght of their application. Also we do not care if you have played your applying character on several other Obsidian Fleet ships as is, we expect all characters to be well written and unique. You may transfer characters over, but they must be legitimate transfers as I will not accept your character being a carbon copy of 5 others in the fleet. And believe me, I check.


    We encourage you to let us know if you are on other OF games and we may reach out to other CO's within the fleet. This is standard proceedure, but when we assess the application, we take the bio submitted more into account.

    How long until I get a reply?

    Once you submit an application, the Command crew resolves to assess the claim within 72 hours after submission. This is because the CO is in Australia and the others are scattered through the USA and the UK. We understand that you are eager to join but we would like you to be aware that we are only human.

    Members are expected to follow the rules and regulations of both the sim and fleet at all times, both in character and out of character. By continuing, you affirm that you will sim in a proper and adequate manner. Members who choose to make ultra short posts, post very infrequently, or post posts with explicit content (above PG-18) will be removed immediately, and by continuing, you agree to this. In addition, this sim is restricted to those under the age of 18. Any player found to be under 18 and a part of this simm will be dismissed, effective immediately and without notification. By continuing, you affirm that you are over the age of 18 and legally eligible to view this content.

    We also suggest you also take time to look at our Privacy Policy:

  • Elysiums' Privacy Policy

  • This guide was shamelessly borrowed from Obsidian Command who borrowed it from Captain Tim Williams - USS Highlander - Pegasus Fleet