Redesigning the TIC
Ghost Ship
Stardate 249680

Ghost Ship

Mission Day:
Shore Leave Day 1
Academy Days


  • Starbase 501

  • Speed:
  • Docked

  • Shields:
  • 100%

  • Hull:
  • 100%

  • Systems:
  • Operational

  • Search Engine Submission - AddMe

    Welcome to the Task Group 47-A Flagship USS Merlin!

    "Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen."

    It has been nearly a decade since the Hobus star exploded destroying Romulus and causing various factions, including the Klingons, to prey on the fractured empire. The year is 2395 and the USS Merlin has been launched at a time of great instability. The Merlin is an Excalibur class ship designed as not only a command carrier, but, as a deep space explorer as well (referred to by her crew lovingly as a warp capable starbase). The Merlin has been outfitted with everything she and her crew will need, from defense forces to the latest scientific equipment to the largest diplomatic area that could fit on the ship and even carries a compliment of civilian specialists. This beautiful giant has been given a twofold assignment; the first to protect an unknown area of space at the farthest borders of the Romulan Empire; recently acquired in the Federation treaties. The second to keep the peace, with a renewed focus on exploration and discovery.

    Here on the Merlin we strive for 1 thing: to have fun writing. We do this by making sure our stories and writing is the best we can make it. None of us are professional writers, however, we still reach for that excellence. As you look around and think about joining what has become our online family, remember, you won't be joining just the Commanding Officers sim, you'll be joining the crew's sim and it will become your sim too, because it is not just one person who makes a sim, but the simmers who make it a sim. So, look around and read our stories then slip into a uniform and jump in!

    Captain John Barstow
    Commanding Officer
    USS Merlin
    Commanding Officer
    Task Group 47-A
    Commander Melody Jones
    Executive Officer
    USS Merlin
    Lieutenant Marbim Rejal
    2nd Officer
    USS Merlin


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    Latest News Items

    » Hello all....

    Posted on Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 17:48 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hello all

    First of all, I’d like to apologise for being a bit quiet over the last month. My work rota has been quite intensive and getting a night on the computer has been few and far between. I will be sending a private message to all crew just to check in and make sure everyone is ok. I’d also like to thank everyone for their continuing support on the site and hope with your help we can continue to go from strength to strength.


    » New Mission

    Posted on Tuesday 1 October 2019 @ 21:23 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey guys

    I was just having a look at our posting log and almost everyone has posted within the last two weeks which is great. Good work folks, let's keep up the posts. It doesn’t always have to be massive JP’s with everyone. We haven’t had many solo post or personal logs recently but they are always welcome. It can be personal interaction or holodeck adventure or who knows. Use your imagination.

    So I’ll be opening up the new mission shortly called “Ghost Ship”. With the reintroduction of mission day here is a rough guide of the layout for the first 14 days.

    Shore Leave. (SLD 1 through 7) – 1 Week shore leave. Personal posts and JP’s at player discretion. A transport to Risa is provided for any crew who wish to go there.

    Mission Day 1 (MD1) – Preparation for departure and mission briefing.
    MD2 – Departure from Starbase 501
    MD3 through MD6 - Travel time.
    MD7 – Arrival at search area and beginning of search.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


    Melody Jones

    » Upcoming changes

    Posted on Thursday 26 September 2019 @ 21:11 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey all

    It’s with some sadness that I have to inform you that Andrew has had to resign as CO due to real life responsibilities. We wish him the very best and hope everything works out OK. He has asked me to step up and assume command of the Merlin.

    There will be some minor changes in the command team coming up and the start of a new mission with shore leave at the beginning. We will also be re introducing mission days to keep the timeline more organised. I hope the transition will be smooth and if you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the command team.

    Melody Jones

    » FYI

    Posted on Sunday 15 September 2019 @ 19:35 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    Just a heads up, for some reason I'm not getting site e-mails, and just finding out. For now please e-mail me directly if you need anything from me and I'll be on the site a lot more. Also, please keep in mind, I cannot reply on discord except for on weekends right now, so, e-mail needs to be used during the week to get me :)


    » Discord

    Posted on Friday 30 August 2019 @ 18:42 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    I just wanted to drop a note real fast about my discord presence. During the week I am going to not be around on discord to much. I started my Masters degree in May and am going through a bit of a transition in my living situation as well, in a good way :). However, you can get me in email or PM through the site, I *am* active, just my discord time is going to be limited to weekends :). Thanks guys!


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    Latest Mission Posts

    » Redesigning the TIC

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Wednesday 16 October 2019 @ 23:34 by Lieutenant Commander Rionuj ch'Anidem & Ensign Malia Nex & Warrant Officer Endymion Vakamen

    After having met the Chief of Security the head of the marines and with the leader of the fighter squadron the previous day, Rio and his staff had their hands full. His newest staff member, a Barzan warrant officer had arrived and was ready to work. Thankfully the man had…

    » Rise of the ECH

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Saturday 12 October 2019 @ 10:09 by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Michael Ki MD & Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding & 2nd Lieutenant Alex Richards & Master Chief Petty Officer Harris Zim


    The Bridge was still a mess but more systems were back online. Everybody was pitching in, including Melody who was currently lying on her back underneath one of the aft bridge terminals trying to get the computer voice pickups working again. After a few moments, she let loose a…

    » A Spook for Merlin

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 18:44 by Lieutenant Commander Rionuj ch'Anidem & Commander Melody Jones

    USS Merlin: The New Collective: Mission Day: TBD

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    » Guess who's coming to dinner...

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Friday 20 September 2019 @ 20:53 by Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding & Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx


    Lieutenant Godding had only recently come onboard and had missed the dinner party Melody had held for senior staff. Melody decided to invite her for dinner to officially welcome her to the Merlin and also, to get to know her new chief of security better.

    Having only been on…

    » Dinner for all

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 17:13 by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Michael Ki MD & Lieutenant JG Artis Lomar & Master Chief Petty Officer Harris Zim & Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx

    *** Commander Jones has invited the senior staff to an informal meal in her quarters which she is cooking so everyone has a chance to mingle and interact. Lieutenant Draxx is invited as he and Melody are now an item. Sansa is helping. ***


    Melody was busy with several…

    Latest Personal Logs

    » A New begining

    Posted on Thursday 3 October 2019 @ 19:43 by Commander Melody Jones


    Personal log: Commander Melody Jones Stardate 73221.2

    With docking complete and having a final debrief from the Station commander, we are now free for a week's shore leave. Myself, Draxx and Sansa are taking the transport to Risa for five days for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. I've heard…

    » All the worlds a stage.....

    Posted on Tuesday 3 September 2019 @ 13:47 by Commander Melody Jones

    Commander Melody Jones. Personal Log:

    With most of our battle damage repaired, we are almost at Starbase and the end of our current mission. Unfortunately the ship could not make it under its own power, The U.S.S Apollo had to tow us. I’ve still not fully come to terms with…

    » Messed up again

    Posted on Sunday 18 August 2019 @ 22:18 by Lieutenant Marbim Rejal

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    » The First Rule of Fight Club

    Posted on Thursday 16 May 2019 @ 22:35 by

    "Everything you say to me brings me one step closer to the edge and I'm about to break. I need a little room to breathe, 'cuz I'm one step closer to the edge" - Linkin Park, "One Step Closer"

    Stephanie stepped onto the turbolift on the bridge and growled "Deck…

    » Clarifications

    Posted on Thursday 14 March 2019 @ 23:56 by Commander Cale Llewellyn DSci

    Cale walked back into his officer after he and Melody Jones had their pow wow with the Captain and he was pleased with his decision as he thought the Captain had responded the way predicted. So he turned his attention to the new CSciO and the blowout with Lieutenant O'Hara.…