Time for some RnR
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!

    Commander Melody Jones
    Commanding Officer
    USS Merlin
    Lieutenant Marbim Rejal
    Executive Officer
    USS Merlin
    Commander Caroline Miller
    2nd Officer
    USS Merlin


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    Latest News Items

    » Update

    Posted on Thursday 5 December 2019 @ 22:49 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey guys

    The problem with the security certificate on the Merlin site seems to have been resolved and is working once again.

    If it is ok with all, I was thinking having shore leave end with the New Year and we can start the new mission properly.

    If anyone has any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any other on the Command team.

    Merry Christmas to all.


    Melody Jones
    Commanding Officer.

    » 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 :)


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    » Time for some RnR

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Sunday 3 November 2019 @ 09:42 by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Lieutenant Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx


    "Wake up Mom!"

    Melody had dozed off to sleep as soon as she has sat down on the transport and it had pulled out from its docking port. She was suddenly woken by Sansa nudging her arm and talking excitedly.

    "Mom! Waker up! We're almost there."

    Melody's eyes fluttered…

    » Risa Orientation - Ops/Flight Control

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Sunday 3 November 2019 @ 09:41 by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Marbim Rejal


    Sav checked herself once more in the reflection from the powered down panel near the umbilical. She felt giddy, like a school girl waiting to be escorted to a dance. In her situation, it pretty much was like that. A rather handsome guy was going to meet her to…

    » Arrival at Starbase 501

    Mission: The New Collective
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    Starbase 501 filled the main viewscreen as the Merlin neared the end of her current mission. Melody was sat in the Captain's chair, keeping a close eye on proceedings. Most of the battle damage had now been repaired.

    Melody pressed the ship-wide comm button. "All hands, we're approaching Starbase…

    » 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
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    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…

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    » First Log

    Posted on Thursday 5 December 2019 @ 19:49 by Lieutenant Commander Rionuj ch'Anidem

    Chief Strategic Operations Officer log,

    This is my first entry since accepting my reassignment to the USS Merlin. In my three days aboard I have been working on retrofitting the Tactical Information Center on decks 4 and 5. I've met with the chief of security and the heads of the…

    » Time to relax

    Posted on Wednesday 4 December 2019 @ 21:16 by Commander Melody Jones


    Personal log. Commander Melody Jones.

    We’ve arrived at Risa and today I’ve decided to nothing and rest afterwards. Sansa and Draxx have gone fishing. Sansa is keen to learn from her father and he is still going on about catching that damn spiny fish.

    I’m lying next to a…

    » 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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