Welcome to the Juan Cortina

“Our object, as you have seen, has been to chastise the villainy of our enemies….” -Juan Cortina

Welcome to the Juan Cortina, a Ju’Day Class Star Trek Sim set in 2375, just after the end of the Dominion War and the signing of The Treaty of Bajor. The Alpha, Beta, and Gamma quadrants are in turmoil and there is work to be done if the newfound peace is to prove sustainable. The Cardassian Union is a shambles. The Federation and, to a limited extent, its allies, are just beginning what is being called the Cardassian Reconstruction. The Cardassian military machine is being reduced and Starfleet is taking up its slack. Can the Cardassian Union be made to stand on its own two feet again? Will they move forward as productive and positive members of the galactic community or will they return to their old ways of conquering others and stealing their resources?

The Klingon Empire, having tasted battle on a large scale once again, is feeling restless. Without the Dominion and its allies to fight, the great houses now turn their attention to their other neighbors. Old animosities between the Klingons and the Romulans resurface, and tensions between the Klingon Empire and the Gorn Hegemony build. Is war on the horizon?

The Romulans deal with political struggles at home and with the Klingons on their borders. Will there be war between the Klingon and Romulan Empires? The Remans have had a taste of freedom. Will they be kept on in the post-war Romulan Star Navy? Will they go back to a life of servitude? Will they rebel against their masters? What of the Romulan citizens of the Empire? Will they continue to be ground down under the boot heels of the Praetor and the Tal Shiar? Or will they rise up? Who will rule the Romulan Empire?

This is the galaxy that Captain Braedyn Tann and the crew of the SS Juan Cortina live, work, and play in. Come join the adventure and see what happens.

This game is rated 18+ for adult audiences only.

LGBTQ Safe Haven

Latest News Items

» Indefinite Sim Closure

Posted on Wed Jan 17th, 2018 @ 10:28pm by Captain Braedyn Tann in General News

(The crew is already aware of the indefinite closure. This message is for those who may be interested in the sim.)

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the indefinite closure of the Juan Cortina. Real life, family concerns, and other projects must take precedence at this point. I will be revisiting the idea of the Juan Cortina at some point in the future (possibly even the near future). At that point I will be placing recruiting ads on the Star Trek Sim Hub on Facebook.

Thank you,

Captain Braedyn Tann

» New cook and now we have a galley...

Posted on Mon Aug 7th, 2017 @ 9:41pm by Captain Braedyn Tann in General News

Hi, All:

After much discussion between Ray and I, we have decided to make Dimas the ship's cook. It just makes more sense for his character background. Accordingly, we now have a galley in the Mess Hall. I have no idea how to screw with the blueprints and I don't think it's really necessary, so just use your imagination.

Thanks All,


» Welcome To A New Medical Officer

Posted on Thu Aug 3rd, 2017 @ 10:35pm by Captain Braedyn Tann in Sim Announcement

Hello Everyone!

Please welcome Ez, who will be playing our medical officer, Doctor Nal Rehu! To paraphrase a very funny old movie called "The Sin of Harold Diddlebock or Mad Wednesday", Ez has some big shoes to fill, but I'm betting he's got the feet for the job!

We'll figure out who's playing Emily from here on out or if we're going to replace her with a different EMH.

In other news, Ray will now be playing Dimas, our Chief Engineer. We'll keep Gaenor for the time being but try and replace her ASAP.

Crysta (Jaeih) has lost her internet for a while, so we'll figure out what to do about her as well. We might have to temporarily sideline her and have Shanna run Security, Tactical, and Intelligence, or divide the work between her and Gaenor.

You may have noticed that I've removed everyone's rank but Braedyn's. This is because I finally figured out that there were blank insignias to use. The only reason anyone was given a "rank" in the first place was because I couldn't seem to find the blank insignias. So don't be alarmed, no one has been demoted.

We'll be trying to get things moving again shortly.

If anyone knows anyone who might be interested in giving our little sim a try, I would be grateful if you could send them our way. We're in a weird space here. People don't want to join a slow sim, but in order to speed up the rate of tagging and posting, we need people.

I'm going to have to decide how to proceed from here, We were just about to take off for the main mission when we had a transition of crew, with some leaving, some switching their primary characters, and a new person joining.

If anyone has any thoughts on what to do from here, please share them and I will take them into consideration.

Thanks all,


» Soon!

Posted on Thu Apr 13th, 2017 @ 9:48pm by Captain Braedyn Tann in Out of Character

Just finishing up a post with Allison (Shanna Danar) and then I'll start the post on Bajor. I may be able to start it before Allison and I are done because we are almost done so I know pretty much enough to move the Cortina crew's story forward.

Hang in there!


» Play Time!

Posted on Sun Feb 26th, 2017 @ 12:58pm by Captain Braedyn Tann in General News

Hi, All:

So there's a little more play time while we're on Cimera III. While Braedyn's Angels and Jonas are off doing their thing, Braedyn will secure the work that will bring us to Bajor where we will start the main mission.

While you guys are doing that, I'll also be writing with Allison to get her closer to our arrival and to her joining the crew.

Once we pick up the Omtalan textiles we're taking to Bajor, the trip will be relatively uneventful. It's not a short trip, but I don't have anything planned for it at the moment so we'll probably just fast forward to the Bajor part of the mission.

Keep up the good work,


Latest Mission Posts

» Arrival at Kaylon IV

Mission: Retrieval
Posted on Sat Nov 4th, 2017 @ 11:34pm by Captain Braedyn Tann & Cara Vahn & Jaeih t'Hwersuil & Nal Rehu MD & Shanna Danar & Dimas & Marsha Mellow & Gaenor & Emily Harris

The trip through the wormhole had been uneventful, as had the trip to the Kaylon System. They ran with the weapons systems dampening field active. Marsha was able to adjust it so that any scans would show that they were armed with standard civilian defensive phasers, but all of their…

» Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie

Mission: Retrieval
Posted on Wed Sep 13th, 2017 @ 9:54pm by Captain Braedyn Tann & Dimas

Of all the things Braedyn could be doing right at this very moment, of all the things he should be doing, paying a visit to the Brig on DS9 was not high on the list. It wasn't low on the list. In fact, it wasn't actually on the blasted list…

» What's Up Doc?

Mission: Retrieval
Posted on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 @ 5:28pm by Captain Braedyn Tann & Nal Rehu MD

Braedyn made his way to the tavern he'd arranged to meet the man he hoped would become the Juan Cortina's new physician. Haneri had been forced to leave abruptly and he had precious little time to acquire her replacement. Entering the tavern, Braedyn found a seat in a quiet corner…

» Clinging Desperately to Hope

Mission: Retrieval
Posted on Mon Aug 28th, 2017 @ 9:30pm by Nal Rehu MD



D’Nal tr’Rehu struggled against the two sets of hands that had firm grips on his biceps. “No… wait, this is a misunderstanding. Nothing was going on!” He growled at the two officers as he tried to pull away, their grip tightened. He looked to the man he loved,…

» Background Check

Mission: Retrieval
Posted on Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 @ 1:14am by Captain Braedyn Tann & Jaeih t'Hwersuil

The image on the comm screen was of Stohn, Director of Security Services for Tann Corporation, formerly Captain Stohn of Starfleet Intelligence. In addition to being responsible for Tann Corp's internal security and corporate intelligence services, he was also responsible for the security and intelligence services Tann Corp offered to…

Latest Personal Logs

» 2 - Bajor

Posted on Fri Apr 14th, 2017 @ 8:42pm by Warrant Officer Haneri Ghemor


Ever since the captain had said we would be stopping there, I have felt a mix of curiosity and fear.

My government would have me believe the Bajorans were a savage and violent people with no concern for anyone, thus threatening the peace and stability of this portion of…

» 1 - First Patient

Posted on Sun Feb 5th, 2017 @ 10:11pm by Warrant Officer Haneri Ghemor

I did it, I actually helped a patient—and an alien one no less!

It was a Romulan who came in asking for a set of light-filtering contact lenses—apparently Romulans have a greater sensitivity to light than most races. I scanned her to get the proper readings, then synced the tricorder…