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The New Collective
Stardate 249509

The New Collective

Mission Day:
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  • Research Station

  • Speed:
  • Full Impulse

  • Shields:
  • 100%

  • Hull:
  • 100%

  • Systems:
  • Operational

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    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 Cale Llewellyn
    Executive Officer
    USS Merlin

    Commander TBA
    2nd Officer
    USS Merlin


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    Latest News Items

    » End Of Year Awards Fleet Awards - 5 Days Left to Vote!!

    Posted on Tuesday 11 December 2018 @ 20:50 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey Guys,

    Just a reminder Obsidian Fleet is taking nominations for fleet level awards for the end of the year

    Obsidian Fleet
    This is just a gentle reminder that in five days time on Sunday 16th @ 9 pm GMT
    this year’s Commanding Officer, Executive Officer and Character of the year
    nominations will close to new entries. These awards celebrate the hard work of
    individuals not just on your own sims but fleet wide and is open for anyone to

    You can vote here for all awards.

    Just to remind you we have put together some quick tips on how to write your
    awards nomination in order to give your nominee the best chance:

    Don’t be ‘boring’ – we would prefer to read about the specific
    differences a Commanding Officer, Executive Officer or a Character has made to
    the ship, fleet or plot rather than generic phrases such as ‘they’re a
    really nice person’ ‘behind every great Co there is a greater XO’ or
    ‘they’ve made a difference’. How have they made a difference? How have
    they excelled the plot? How are they unique?
    Maximum of 150 words. The word limit is there to ensure every one of these
    receives consideration.
    Use plain English when writing your nomination.
    While there is no restriction on the number of nominations, please don’t
    just copy-and-paste nominations. Duplicates will be removed. If two or more
    people have done something similar, rather than submitting identical nominations
    for them you could think carefully about which specific aspects they have
    outshined in.
    And finally, make sure you proofread the final version of the nomination.

    Good luck to everyone

    So, go vote!! :D


    » Holidays

    Posted on Saturday 8 December 2018 @ 21:51 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    Starting Monday logging will not be required until 5 January 2019 for Christmas/New Years. Logging is still encouraged, however. We will be staying docked at the research station and be taking an intermission in the current plot for shoreleave after the current jp's are completed. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know!


    » End Of Year Awards

    Posted on Friday 23 November 2018 @ 18:38 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey Guys,

    It's that time of year that Obsidian Fleet is doing the big end of year award. Check out

    These are do by 16 December, 9 pm EST. Make sure you get them inn ;D


    » Joint Logs

    Posted on Wednesday 7 November 2018 @ 21:04 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    Let's get any plot related joint logs out by Saturday so we can finish up the attack 1 ;;D


    » Muster Call

    Posted on Monday 22 October 2018 @ 16:40 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in Sim Announcement

    Hey Guys,

    In the last couple of weeks I have noticed a lull in posting. This isn't just single logs, but, lack of replies in joint posts as well and that kind of worries me. So, I need everyone to contact me with a status by Friday this week. I know we all have real life stuff, most of you know my own situation and just how aware of RL throwing curve balls is, however, it only takes a second to e-mail and say you're having to miss posting for a week. So, please contact me and let's get these waiting tags out.


    Latest News From Around The Fleet

    » Timefleet Intelligence report TF-AV 128

    * * * C L A S S I F I E D * * * STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS Office of Timefleet Commander and Advisor to the President G-2 CC:: FEDERATION COUNCIL 7th November 3096 INTELLIGENCE REPORT NO. TF-AV 128 REPORT AUTHOR:: Commander Ame Vovihl – U.S.S. Clepsydra SUBJECT:: 2246 U.S.S. Ishimura crew members [...]

    » Scientist Missing on Risa

    Dr. Adrian Monroe of the Daystrom Biological Institute, an expert in infectious diseases and xeno-viral genetics, was reported missing today at the Federation Bio-Medical Conference on Risa. Authorities on Risa have requested the aid of the security staff of the USS Nightingale in locating Dr. Monroe. The Nightingale is a medical hospital ship and a [...]

    » Launch of the Next Generation

    The USS Merian has launched! Once thought impossible, Quantum Slipstream has become a mass produced reality! With the launch of the Vesta Class several years ago, the advent of a new generation of Starfleet Exploration was just on the cusp of reality. With the unfortunate disappearance of the USS Vesta several years ago, the technology was [...]

    » USS Pioneer Returns

    On May 28 2394, Empok Nor recieved some of the worst news that one could think of. The USS Pioneer had disappeared without a trace among a temporal explosion. That explosion occurred deep in Cardassian space at the Choral Thia research facility. This facility ran by the Cardassian Science Council, Dr Tavik Zojal was in [...]

    » Fleetwide Notice: Starbase Reported Missing

    A state of alert has been raised in the Loki Sector as the fleet’s main starbase of operations, Obsidian Command, was reported as missing, believed possibly destroyed. Starships reported the sighting of a huge anomaly that appeared close to the starbase, pulling the station out of orbit before both the anomaly and the starbase itself [...]

    Latest Mission Posts

    » Doctor doctor doctor

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Saturday 15 December 2018 @ 23:46 by Lieutenant Michael Ki MD & Commander Caroline Miller

    To say it was odd to be walking back into a sickbay that used to be hers was like returning to a house where you used to live as a child, but now had different people living in it.

    Caroline did not regret her career choice in any way though,…

    » New Counselor - Friends from the past Pt 1 of 2

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Wednesday 12 December 2018 @ 19:03 by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi


    The Merlin had taken a Borg Cutter beam and was now docked at the Research Base to get repairs. As the base crew and engineering personnel were involved, it was down time for those who could be spared. Thus, Sav was relaxing in her quarters, resting up after having…

    » Melody brings backup

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Monday 3 December 2018 @ 19:50 by Commander Melody Jones


    Melody stepped out of the turbolift onto the bridge of the Luna and came over to stand by the Captain. The ship was still at Red Alert.

    The Captain looked up at her and acknowledged her with a nod before addressing the con. “Time?”

    “ETA 30 hours, 14 minutes…

    » Evil Inside

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Sunday 2 December 2018 @ 20:18 by Lieutenant JG Stephanie O'Hara

    "We sweat and laugh and scream here. 'Cause life is just a dream here. You know inside you feel right at home here." - Alice Cooper, "Welcome to my Nightmare

    O'Hara sighed. "Here goes nothin'," She said as she inserted the small sliver disk into the port on her neck...…

    » Information Overload

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Sunday 2 December 2018 @ 20:13 by Lieutenant JG Stephanie O'Hara & Lieutenant JG Marbim Rejal & 2nd Lieutenant Bilhana Karki & Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D.

    "Voices, a thousand, thousand voices. Whispering, the time has passed for choices. Golden days are passing over, yeah. I can't seem to see you baby, Although my eyes are open wide. But I know I'll see you once more. When I see you, I'll see you on the other side."…

    Latest Personal Logs

    » The Road So Far - Plot Summary (cue Wayward Sonby Kansas)

    Posted on Thursday 30 August 2018 @ 17:41 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D.

    Barstow was knocked out, however, that didn't mean his brain had stopped. He was looking down on himself sitting in the command chair. The ship was just out of space dock and Merlin had gotten a call from Vega Xu to stay away. So, what's a good Captain to do?…

    » Resistance is not futile..

    Posted on Thursday 16 August 2018 @ 03:05 by Lieutenant JG Stephanie O'Hara

    "I was angry when I met you. I think I'm angry still. We can try and talk it over, If you say you'll help me out" - Garbage,"Push It"

    Chief Engineer's Log, Begin

    Yes, I'm new here. I'm still gettin' settled in. Gettin' t' know th' crew, but most importantly…

    » Commander Bayushi Log #002

    Posted on Wednesday 15 August 2018 @ 23:55 by Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi

    "Computer begin log," was the first thing Kachiko said as she stepped into her new office on the rebuilt Merlin. After the computer chimed, she sat down, "So the Merlin is back online and in space. The Captain hasn't said where it is we're going just yet."

    "I'm going to…

    » On the Road Again

    Posted on Friday 10 August 2018 @ 20:56 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D.

    "Computer, start log," Apollo ordered as he sat down with a sigh, "Captains log stardate two-three-nine-five-zero-eight point oh-nine, we have finally left space dock after a six month refit, the third for the Merlin. The crew is excited to finally be off and I am too, but, remembering how long…

    » "Home For a Rest"

    Posted on Thursday 2 August 2018 @ 23:41 by Lieutenant JG Stephanie O'Hara

    "You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best. I've been gone for a week, I've been drunk since I left. These so-called vacations will soon be my death. I'm so sick from the drink, I need home for a rest." - Spirit of the West, "Home For A…