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Public Baths | Star Trek: Theurgy

By Auctor-Lucan
This is the public bathing area, adjacent to the gymnasium, aboard the USS Theurgy. Created in collaboration with Bobye here on DA as a visual guide for the Star Trek: Theurgy writers. The raw base image was made by Bobye2 for Star Trek: Theurgy in Zoner Calisto 4, and then expanded and edited by yours truly in Zoner Calisto 5 and Photoshop CS5. 

UPDATE: I love the images in Star Trek Fact Files showing the interiors of the ships on the shows, and I noticed how they conveyed a sense of scale by adding officers to them. With this in mind, I have now done so for our own interior images as well, and along with that, I have also hidden a few easter eggs for you all to find. :) Some of Bobye's interior details are unknown to me, but I have identified 3D warehouse models from Colin E and Borgman so far.

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Star Trek: Theurgy is kind of a progressive novel, composed of large long-lasting story arcs that can go on through several Episodes, as well as the more common plots produced by character interaction. All of this is written cohesively by the writers, edited and corrected by the group and the Game Moderator to assure a consolidated storyline. Other terms for this kind of community are "sim" or "play-by-post/forum roleplaying". 

"What kind of writers are we looking for at Star Trek: Theurgy?"

We're looking for good, descriptive and creative writers that can handle English well. You should also know enough about the Star Trek Universe to be able to partake in creating intense, interesting storylines together with the other writers. We are a very literate group, with a minimum posting requirement of 200 words per post, and the commitment to the story is long-term. We have been running the story actively for five years, and we will continue for many years to come. Therefore, we are not interested in casual, brief commitments, but something that will last for many years.

"What's the nature of the story?"

Star Trek: Theurgy is a detailed, quite dark, story-driven and long-term roleplay and while it's rated 18+, it is not some shoe-horned excuse to write Star Trek smut scenes. If that's what you are looking for, you can look elsewhere since you'll be really disappointed.

It is not expected of any of our writers to detail the intimate relations of their characters with others, even if it's allowed. Several writers among us have an aversion to writing graphic sexual scenes, so if that's not what you care for, then that's no problem at all. The story revolves around a ship and a crew in dire straits, against impossible odds, and with a lot of intrigue and mystery to it. We just don't enforce limits on what you care to write, like explicit scenes of violence or intimacy, as long you adhere to our General Rules and all writers consent to the specific scene their characters are in.

"How do I join the story?"

This page should serve quite well for an answer, but it's recommended you contact the Game Moderator if you have any questions: Joining the Crew.

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Thomas150's avatar
princessjazzcosplay's avatar
i love the fact that there are two people in one of the shower booths XD
Auctor-Lucan's avatar
Yes indeed! That's one of the Easter eggs hidden in these interior images.
TankaaKumawani's avatar
The environmental control system engineers probably had a major challenge with this one...controlling humidity and the consequences (ship-eating mold) are a major issue in confined environments.  It also strikes me as a possible source of Fun for damage control teams.  The last thing people expect to deal with is a "Zero-gee surf party!"
I actually think it is great. As an Australian I've spent my career working in some major cities and some very rural ones, and one of the key things for lifestyle and training I look for is if there is a nearby and well run swimming pool. If you're in space for months or years, having a pool to unwind in, work out in, and have that sensory input of water would be a great idea
Auctor-Lucan's avatar
I wholeheartedly agree. :)
RyanAshkoort's avatar
It appears that the cultural opinions on swimwear in the late-24th century have not changed a single DAY since the mid-20th century.

Real-world opinions on this subject have shifted DRAMATICALLY over an equivalent timeframe:
Until Victorianism convinced the whole world that people should be ashamed of themselves and sent society spiraling back to the darkest depths of prudishness, the norm in virtually all societies was to skinny-dip, and nobody gave a damn.
In the past 75 years, trends have gradually begun to undo this damage... and now swimwear is sometimes optional or even forbidden in certain locations.  One would expect this trend to continue to evolve and develop... not stay stagnant for the next 4 centuries.
Auctor-Lucan's avatar
Unless, of course, something happened with the same effect as Victoriansim during 400 years ahead. :)
RyanAshkoort's avatar
That would be even more disappointing... and dipping backwards into conservatism doesn't really fit into the very liberal "evolved sensibilities" and cultural tolerances seen throughout the shows set in that era.

That, and it doesn't quite fit with Theurgy's adult rating, either.
Auctor-Lucan's avatar
:shrug: or :dunno: Just going with what was on the shows. Not even on Risa were they in the buff, nor on the holodeck when in similar settings. I am sorry you're having an issue with the bating rules in these public baths in the story. Please bear in mind that this isn't just for Starfleet officers either, but civilians and diplomats too. Hence in this melting pot of cultures of varying degrees of acceptance, these rules ought to be ideal.

Please come check out the current story, and you will see that the age rating may allow writers to write whatever they want, but it doesn't suggest a deviation from the established conduct of Starfleet officers as they were seen on the shows. Even if we have an 18+ rating doesn't mean we don't stray too far from the canon setup when it comes to shipboard protocol. 

Rather than upsetting you with bath rules, I do welcome comments on the image itself, if that's of any relevance?
RyanAshkoort's avatar
You misinterpret.  I wasn't upset -- just poking my finger into a weak spot in the setting, to provoke thought.

The original TNG/DS9/VOY shows were a product of 1990s America, and obviously had to be 'sanitized' to fit television broadcasting standards.  If the writers had a free license to go wild, and the producers weren't corporate wimps, and the medium itself wasn't so heavily regulated, and American culture wasn't so (and still) obsessed about covering up certain trivial bits of skin... in other words, if it was written for the century it was set in, rather than filtered through a modern lens... yeah, I think it's possible or even likely that this silly prudish attitude we have IRL would have continued to evaporate over time, until people didn't think anything of it anymore... or at least they wouldn't be morbidly ashamed if they got caught with their pants down or had a wardrobe malfunction.  Those "evolved sensibilities" would keep it in perspective, and they'd probably just shrug and go on with their lives.  Culture is everything, after all.

7 of 9's reaction to ending up naked a couple of times on the show is perhaps the best glimpse we have into this little window of life in the 24th century.  Two times come to my memory: one when younger-Q made her clothes vanish when she was alone in an attempt to provoke her to make a vain effort to hide & cover herself (being Seven of Borg sensibility, she of course thought it was irrelevant either way, and continued her work in the nude until Q gave up and snapped her clothes back on)... but more telling was the time when they were snooping on the Doctor's daydreams and he was painting Seven in the nude, and the real people observing didn't really seem too phased by it (real Seven was even impressed by the painting).  So that's just my 2 cents.

The pool in the image seems a little shallow, but it might just be the isometric perspective.
VoteDave's avatar
Wouldn't the water spill out every time the ship got into a battle or was struck by some spacial anomaly?
Auctor-Lucan's avatar
VoteDave's avatar
Ah yes. Hadn't spotted that.

Makes sense.

Although that still wouldn't account for situations when they ship was struck when it wasn't at red alert.

It reminds me of a time I was on an Atlantic cruise and for the first few days the seas were so choppy that they had to close the pools because the water was literally splashing out in the turbulence!
Mr-Pink-Rose's avatar
I was wondering when I'd see a swimming pool on a starship.  I mean, they've been talking about them ever since the original series.
Hey man, awesome art.

One thing that bugs me though, is the gradients under the glasses of the "fresh food cabinet". The rest of the artwork is deep and immersive, but those gradients look a bit out of place. There is no way light can fall there like that. 

Of course, I don't have knowledge or experience enough to judge such a fine work of art. Nut that was something that struck my eyes and I thought you should know.
Auctor-Lucan's avatar
Thanks for the feedback! I might fix that soon enough. :)
FactionParadox's avatar
Public Baths, like Roman times, on a Federation Starship?!?  Seems a bit unusual at best and weird, more likely.  Not sure about it.  Seems strange.
zfragger's avatar
I'm thinking more Japanese bath house.
FactionParadox's avatar
OK, Now my mind gets dirty with bath house girls offering to wash me.  This is STAR TREK, not Hentai or just general Japanese Anime!  I am one sick puppy, but I digress here.
zfragger's avatar
Um yea you might want to get out of the gutter.

Bath houses in Japan are like Spa's here in the west. However unlike the hentai movies most don't allow men and women to share a bath and once people enter the bath staff are not permitted to enter untill the customer leaves. Now there exemptions to this as higher end bath houses will allow attendants in to cater to client's needs, but staff and clients are still prohibited from physical contact. While seeder ones will allow for ...... extras if you have the money.

Now a little extra fact, many businesses in Japan use bath houses in their negotiations with other businesses. Much like how businesses here use restaurants or gulf courses to discuss a deal.
FactionParadox's avatar
OK.  I did not know any of this.  I am going only on what we see in movies and Anime series.  BUT to be honest I can't see having a bath house or facility on a Military starship. and even though Starfleet claims to be primarily explorers, they are out in the unknown uncharted depths of space when exploring and as such MUST be well armed and operate at least in part as a military functioning vessel.  Even YAMATO didn't have a bath house and that was Japanese spaceships.  Although, come to think of it, there were bath houses (or similar) on board the EXELION warship in the classic Japanese Sci-Fi Anime, GUNBUSTER.  
zfragger's avatar
I see your point. Bath houses use a lot of resources both in use and maintenance which could prove problematic unless they are created in a holodeck. Even public baths on a starship could prove an issue again in resources but also an issue in diplomatic relations for visiting dignitaries and crew relations.
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