Welcome to the 22nd century!

The fight for Humanity's survival has begun!

WELCOME

Space seems so vast and once a region is explored and mapped out another one soons follows. For over five years now, the United Earth and its Commonwealth of Colonies have been discovering new planets, races and regions they never knew existed. Now after forming an alliance with nearby nations, Humanity continues to push forward in finding out what lies out there.

The Challenger is Earth’s third ship to be launched to find out what is beyond Earth and to prove to so many that Humans are able to take on the responsibilities of inter-galactic politics. These early days of exploration are exciting and dangerous ones for those members of the Challenger’s crew. However like so many ships before her that have been named Challenger, the ship and her crew will not stop until they reach the final frontier.

Earth and its Commonwealth of Colonies are pushing the boundaries for the first time, this is history in the making like you’ve never seen before! Commanded by Captain Lloyd Burton, the crew of Challenger carry out their motto; ad utilitatem omnium – for the benefit of all.

Star Trek: Challenger, is a fiction simulation set in the mid-22nd century, shortly after the events seen in Star Trek: Enterprise “Terra Prime” and before “These Are The Voyages…”. Our aims are to provide a fun, safe and quality writing environment for all who wish to discover the potential that makes Star Trek such a successful world-wide creative institute. We’re a proud member of Bravo Fleet’s Task Force 64!

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About Star Trek: Challenger

Star Trek: Challenger was originally an active forum-based simulation in Bravo Fleet’s affiliation NX-Division and later Task Force 99. The simulation started in 2010 and lasted for two years (finishing in 2012). Now it was re-started in 2019 and the stories that were created back then are being shared and extended further. The fiction exists only for fun and creativity! Nothing more!

CANON

The fiction is based in the year 2155 and subsequant years (this is shortly after the penultimate episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, Terra Prime). We include some of the novel canon that followed the end of Star Trek: Enterprise as part of ours, but with a slight Bravo Fleet twist!

THE CHARACTERS

Most of the characters created are original characters created by the players of the original simulation or by the game manager. We tap in and use some canon characters, but not all and in such large quantities! We try to remain as original as possible.

THE WRITER

MJ, the writer, wrote for the character of Captain Burton when the simulation was active and was the game manager. He kept all of the posts and stories shared from the simulation before its forum was closed and placed them in to a novel type style. From there he carried on the legacy.

OUR SISTER SIMULATION

Alongside Challenger, is our sister simulation: Star Trek: Endeavour. Please visit to see what their players are up to carry on the legacy of the Enterprise era!

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Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest storylines and updates on the Challenger!

Next chapters released!

All For One & One For All has its next set of chapters released and ready to be read! Please enjoy the last chapters of Captain Burton and his siblings’[…]

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New Lore section added!

Take a look at our new Lore section, which includes background information for our storytelling!

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Chapters 4-6 released!

Captain Burton must deal with his father’s death, however after being told by the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief that there’s more going on, Challenger‘s skipper must go on a quest with his[…]

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Captain
Lloyd Burton

Commanding
Officer

Human Male

Commander
Nicolette Levesque

Executive Officer &
Chief Science Officer

Human Female

Commander
Michael Stanton

Second Officer &
Chief Engineer

Human Male

Sub Commander
T’Plau

Third Officer & 
Chief Armoury Officer

Vulcan Female

Lieutenant Commander
Kefira Ben-Ami M.D.

Chief Medical
Officer

Human Female

Major
Viktoria Yu

MACO Detachment 
Commander

Human Female

Ensign
Ned Hennessey

Chief Communications &
Protocol Officer

Human Male

Ensign
Jack Conrad

Chief Helm 
Officer

Human Male

Ensign
Marth Habiba

Second Science Officer & 
Chief Biologist

Human Female

Ensign
Sebastian Dalton

Third Science Officer &
Chief Physicist

Human Male

Ensign
Niall Stewart

Nursing 
Officer

Human Male

Ensign 
Erik Larsen

Second Commuinications 
Officer

Human Male

Lieutenant Junior Grade
Sakura Masuko

Second
Engineer

Human Female

Ensign
Theodoros Metaxas

Third
Engineer

Human Male

Senior Chief Petty Officer Ghislaine Dubois

Chief of the Boat &
Quartermaster

Human Female

Petty Officer First Class
Montana Lawson

Chief Culinary Specialist / 
Chef

Human Female

Ensign 
Rachele Cortez

Second Armoury
Officer

Human Male

Ensign
Angela Hathaway

Second Helm
Officer

Human Male

Crewmember First Class Jamie Harris

Captain’s 
Yeoman

Human Male

First Lieutenant
Khawla al-Fayyad

MACO Detachment
Deputy Commander

Human Female

Second Lieutenant 
Luis Trommler

MACO Detachment
Assistant Commander

Human Male

Staff Sergeant
Rupesh Iyer

MACO Detachment
First Sergeant

Human Male

Corporal
Liam Jenkins

MACO Support Specialist & Field Medic

Human Male

Private
Harvey Rafferty

MACO
Assault Operator

Human Male

Storylines

Please read our most recent stories below

While The Iron Is Hot

The death of a captain and chief science officer, leaves the starship Challenger in dissary before it has even launched. Without any other choice, Starfleet promotes its first officer to assume command. Captain Burton must lead a critical mission to ensure the survial of the Colaition of Planets while bringing together his new crew on a brand new ship.

Birds Of A Feather

With the likelihood of their mission at Denobula being a success, Challenger responds to a distress call from a human colony convoy. After saving them, Challenger escorts them to their new home: Archer IV. However when they arrive they soon find themselves taking on an adversary who is bent on preventing Earth and its allies from expanding any further. 

Hell Hath No Fury

The Andorian Empire elects a new chancellor, someone who has worked closely with Captain Burton  before. A surprise invite from her brings the ship to Andoria to further strengthen ties with Earth’s newest ally. All of the diplomatic overtures are binned when an Andorian world is invaded by unlikely aggressors and Challenger is faced with the prospect of going in to battle!

The Sky’s The Limit

After a few weeks of exploring, Starfleet sends Challenger on another diplomatic mission. This time they must make contact with the Deltan race. Meeting these friendly people seems promising until their old rivals, the Carreons launch an attack that cripples not ust the Deltan people but Challenger too.
Forced to defend themselves, Challenger and its crew are torn apart across new worlds, with some of them finding themselves on a place where the cities live in the skies. 

All for One &
One For All

Being rescued by their Andorian allies, Challenger is taken back to Earth for major repairs after it is discovered that war with the Romulan Star Empire has been declared. This short pitstop gives the crew time to visit Earth. For Captain Burton he must deal with the death of his father while others make life-time altering choices that either takes them down the aisle or entering the unknown world of parenthood. Juggling their private lives with their Starfleet ones is not going to be easy. 

The Romulan War: A Shot In The Dark

Challenger is sent out to the frontlines to find their sister ship, Discovery. Her captain, Frank Müller, is one of Burton’s old time friendly rivals. When they finally found the NX-04, the crew of the Challenger soon decide to assist their counterparts on Discovery on something they have found.  If they succeed in their mission they find a way to turn the tide of the war-effort in Earth’s favour, but how much will they sacrifice for the war effort? Who comes home when there’s so much at stake?

The Romulan War:
The Tholian Stratagem

With the Romulans no now longer able to use their telepresence capturing devices on allied ships, Starfleet decides to take the fight to the Romulans. They instruct Burton to lead an attack against the Romulan shipyard and supply base in the Rator system. On the eve of their first strike though, the human fleet soon discover one other faction who are interested in their fight the Romulans…the Tholian Assembly.

The Romulan War:
The Battle of Krios Prime

After a successful mission, Challenger leads the fleet back to Earth but on their way rescues the Krisosian flagship from the Klingons. On board is the Krisoian leader, whof ormally requests that they assist her in saving her homeworld from Klingon aggression. In return she will bring Krios in to the war effort against the Romulans. The Starfleet armada must take on the might of the Klingon Empire, or so it seems…

The Romulan War:
Whatever The Cost May Be

Challenger finally makes it back home, but are forced to lead Earth’s forces one more time. After their successful campaign against the Romulans in Rator, their enemy has different ideas.  Starfleet must bring together its toughest forces as the Romulan Empire brings their ships in to the Sol system, their target: Earth’s annihalition! 
Captain Burton and his crew will save their homeworld, whatever it takes!