Charles Tamblyn

Ensign Charles Tamblyn (Human)
(OPS officer, Starbase Freedom)

“The year is 2445, and the Federation has lost its way, having spent more than 20 years hiding from the unknown, ignoring its charter, several member worlds have left, the fleet is not what it once was and its a dark, unpredictable time. Over a third of the Federation has been lost but a new president, Stiave Atremi together with a Starfleet Admiral with a chequered past have vowed to return Starfleet to its original charter, to return to exploration, to not be afraid of change, to stand up for its beliefs and to turn back the night."


Welcome to the labour of love that is Star Trek: Freedom, a free Play by email (PBeM) game set in the 25th century. Since 1997, a group of highly dedicated people have worked, played and had fun with this genre and style but with many other email games ending, we’re attempting to reboot our game, refresh it and take it into the new Star Trek era that has arrived. With the arrival of the latest TV shows, we have the opportunity to update and restart our game, to add in the new concepts we’ve seen in ST: Discovery and ST: Picard. We intend to have fun together as we explore this new universe.

Everyone is welcome, and you do not need to know how to write, how to spell or too much about Star Trek. If you like the idea of writing with other people, to develop your vision and your impressions of Star Trek, consider joining us today.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Anthony Keen, November 2019
Admiral Remae Ktell

Status Reports for 15th November 2020

USS Illuminar

Captain's log. Twenty four, forty five, zero nine, zero one. Lieutenant Commander Sekal reporting.

Departure from dock proceeded smoothly and both ships are under way. Illuminar is scheduled to enter warp in five minutes after clearing the gravity well of Jupiter

All systems are showing green and the officers and crew have performed flawlessly. The command crew is well acquainted and working together in concert and I foresee no issues arising.

Both Lieutenant Verin and Lieutenant Peters are fine officers and will command their own ships in the future, for now they are an extension of my reach and a complement to my team.

Lieutenant Solice is bringing her department together like the professional I anticipated and Stennin and Alyl will be an outstanding science team. Ensign Taya is well versed in the new technology we designed into the ship and with the addition of a veteran like Chief Tamblyn

In operations this ship is well staffed.

The Illuminar is one of two ships that has been sent to Bajor as a diplomatic show of solidarity to the Bajoran people and a reassurance that they have not been abandoned.

We will help in any way needed, we will serve our purpose as the extended hand of the Federation and we will fulfill our commission wherever StarFleet sends us.

This is the commission of the officers and crew of the USS Illuminar. To serve the Federation to the limit of our abilities, to seek peace wherever we are sent while being prepared for war and to bring light wherever we go as the ship's name signifies."

End log."

USS Exeter

Stardate: 2445.12.01

Trip sat quietly in his ready room drinking his coffee going over the daily reports. They would be leaving Starbase Freedom within eight hours en route to Bolarus IX, the Bolian homeworld as part of a goodwill visit, as well as bit of public relations and Starfleet recruitment. It seemed to be their task as of late. But that was ok with Trip, because it meant that Starfleet was making it's presence known again, and that would only be a good thing.

"Computer begin recording log. Special Encryption, Williams Beta Iota Lambda."

[Affirmative] the computer responded.

"Captain's log, Stardate: 2445.12.01. It has been three months since the USS Exeter left Mars as part of her maiden voyage, and what a three months it has been. The crew, although young, have performed admirably. Of note are my First Officer, Commander Ailynn Bracken.

Commander Bracken has been through the emotional ringer, almost dying twice in an attempt to stop the cult known as the Prophet's Fire. This Pah Wraith worshiping cult. We were able to stop their leader, Trentin Jost, who was possessed by a Pah Wraith. We were able to stop the cult and with the brilliant work of Lt. Commander Keira Merek, my engineer and second officer, dismantle the genesis torpedo they had built with the intention of using it to reform Bajor in their own image.

I was also impressed by the work of my old fighter wing colleagues Lieutenants Ravok Shara and Ire Williams. My Chief Science Officer Lieutenant Junior Grade has shown some promise, and I greatly admire the work of my Chief Medical Officer Lieutenant Junior Grade Grabriel Vesper, whose personal work is instrumental in saving my life.

I would be remiss without mentioning the work of Ensigns Paul Sleeford, our new Chief Operations Officer, the brilliant Ensign Adala Michaels, and the always eager to serve Ensign Stan More. We have also taken on a new head counselor, Lieutenant Junior Grade Victoria Corsica whose diplomatic experience has proven valuable. We also welcome an engineering officer Janice Hammerfield who I'm told could be an asset.

After we stopped the cult, of which many of the issues are heavily redacted, we started our goodwill tour with a trip to Cardassia. From there, after a brief stint on Mars, we were assigned to aid Starbase Freedom with some of the construction, as well as visiting nearby worlds. Now we find our orders to head to Bolarus IX to continue or diplomatic efforts of reconnecting with Federation Members, and reassuring them of their value to the Federation and of Starfleet's renewed commitment to all it's member worlds.

Though we are brining aboard a passenger, Lt. Commander Tyko Nix, Starfleet Intelligence. I'm not quite sure of his mission, but the last time he was on the Exeter he ruffled a lot of feathers. He is a man with a calculating mind, an instigator, and always pushing folks to get the reaction he wants. My hope is that is presence here would serve as a powder keg. End log."


Welcome to our latest members: John TSang, Lorenz Winterhoff, Al Muir, Renee Bishop, Tim Callow, we currently have 28 Player Characters and 110 Special Player Characters.

Together, we completed 572 posts in June 2020.

Prequel Posts

The prequel posts are an excellent way to find out how the reboot started. A good place to start if you want to learn what STF's reboot is all about :

Prequel 1

Prequel 2

Prequel 3

Prequel 4

Prequel 5

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