Some Enchanted Evening
The New Collective
Stardate 249509

The New Collective

Mission Day:
MD 3, Early
Academy Days


  • Research Station

  • Speed:
  • Full Impulse

  • 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 Cale Llewellyn
    Executive Officer
    USS Merlin

    Commander Melody Jones
    2nd Officer
    USS Merlin


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    Latest News Items

    » Tidy posts

    Posted on Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 11:00 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey Guys

    Could we please all check that any OOC’s and unanswered TAGS are deleted before a JP is posted. Just makes it look neater.



    » Signing Off

    Posted on Monday 15 April 2019 @ 20:39 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hi all

    Just to make sure we're all on the same page in regards to signing off posts.

    When you are happy with a JP all writers involved need to sign off at the bottom before it is posted. Don't sign off if you intend to add more to the post.



    » XO

    Posted on Sunday 14 April 2019 @ 17:06 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey Guys,

    Cdr Llewellyn has decided it was time to leave the sim and we wish him well in his future endeavors! With that, however, we had been left with the spot open and I have asked Cdr Melody Jones to take on the XO mantle once again. OOC this takes place immediately and IC this will be done at the end of the plot.

    For now Cale's departure will be handled as if he never came back from the Ready Room after his last log. Also, we will be starting recruitment to fill some of the extra posts we have open, however, if you see an open post that may interest you that you want to transfer your character to let us know!!


    » Random Challenge

    Posted on Friday 5 April 2019 @ 22:24 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in Sim Announcement

    Hey Guys,

    There's a joint log in progress that has given me an idea for a random challenge. In it there's a lot of movie and TV quotes. So, the challenge to you is this: from now until mission end I want to see who can fit the most movie or TV quotes in their logs. Now, this will need to be done seamlessly, make sense for the dialog and for the situation and must be part of the characters dialog.

    I'll be creating a special, one time award for the winner. Happy logging!


    » 1 Year

    Posted on Thursday 28 February 2019 @ 18:22 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey Guys,

    As of 26 February Merlin has been back 1 year!! I'm excited for that and excited to see what else we have to come!


    Latest News From Around The Fleet

    » Task Force 47 Report ? January 2019

    So, February’s here. Actually, it’s more than a third of the way gone, but that’s not the point. Okay, it’s not my point but hey, isn’t that the point we always make when making a… Point? Is the word point sounding as weird to you as it is to me? Yeah, point proven. Mandatory pun […]

    » Task Force 72 ? January 2019 Report

    HA! Take that Task Force 47! New year new me! 72 shall reign supreme in the reports! With that out of the way, let’s dive into the report. 2019 is shaping up to be an interesting year for the Task Force, and while we look forward to what lies ahead it’s not without challenges or […]

    » Sim Spotlight ? Deep Space 7

    This months sim spotlight is another new ship that joined us very recently is Deep Space 7 in TF47. @911ghostrider had this to say about her sim and the exciting things they have planned: ?Things are not always the way they seem?? ? Robert Hanssen Inspired by the infamous 20th Century American double agent Robert Hanssen, […]

    » News Roundup 2018

    As we have started a new year I wanted to take the time to reflect on the achievements of our ships over the last year. There have been many successes and highlights over the year and we should be proud that we have made many positive changes and grown as a community. I have listed […]

    » Borg Advance, Merlin Attempting to Stop It!

    FNN, Deltu Colony: Breaking news from the starship Merlin today.  We have learned of numerous Borg attacks on colonies throughout the sector!  As you may know, a Task Force from Obsidian Fleet struck a mortal blow against the Borg in the mid 2380?s.  The Borg were have thought to no longer be a threat.  However, […]

    Latest Mission Posts

    » Some Enchanted Evening

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 08:24 by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Lieutenant JG Marbim Rejal


    Once Miles was back on board, he sniffed his uniform, "Ugh, I need a shower and something clean to wear." Heading to his quarters he messages Sav, "You have any plans in an hour or so? Commander Cale owes me some time off, so I thought we might catch…

    » I'm a mess, But at least it's a hot mess...

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 23:48 by Lieutenant JG Stephanie O'Hara & Commander Caroline Miller

    "Everything's gonna be alright. Everything's gonna be okay. It's gonna be a good, good, life, That's what my therapist say..." - Bebe Rexha, "I'm a Mess"

    A Marine escorted Stephanie to the councilor's office. He opened the door, admitted Stephanie and stood at attention next to it.

    When Stephanie entered…

    » Save'ena - Main Asteroid Belt Excursion

    Mission: Academy Days
    Posted on Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 16:18 by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix


    Sav lept across the upper bar of the rings and over to an upper parallel bar. She walked across it with ease, then shifted to jump over a lower one. However, she went over head first, grabbing the bar, and then brought her body near to the bar as…

    » Escape from New Sydney, Finale

    Mission: Academy Days
    Posted on Monday 15 April 2019 @ 20:33 by Lieutenant JG Stephanie O'Hara

    "But black roses and Hail Mary's Can't bring back what's taken from me. I reach to the sky And call out your name. And if I could trade I would." - The Offspring, "Gone Away"

    In the back of the car, Stephanie had sagged against Sarah, who had had her…

    » Kick the Tires and Light the Fires

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Monday 15 April 2019 @ 20:21 by Commander Melody Jones & Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D.


    John stepped out of the locker room dressed in his flight suit with his helmet in his hand and gloves inside. He stopped and took a breath as the adrenaline rush started to remind him of all the times he'd done this in the past. It had been a…

    Latest Personal Logs

    » 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.…

    » Hale's Personal Log - Evolutions

    Posted on Thursday 14 March 2019 @ 14:27 by Master Chief Petty Officer Elizabeth Hale

    :I hope you're somewhere prayin', prayin'. I hope your soul is changin', changin'. I hope you find your peace Falling on your knees, prayin'..." - Ke$ha, "Praying"

    "Blonde roast." Hale placed her usual coffee order from the replicator. The mug whirred and flashed into existence. As she took it up,…

    » It withers quicker than the rose......

    Posted on Saturday 2 March 2019 @ 14:07 by Commander Melody Jones


    Personal log supplemental. Commander Melody Jones.

    It never rains, but it pours.

    Sansa has another growth spurt. My little girl looks so beautiful, well she always did. Now she looks about eighteen. Draxx has decided to transfer to the Merlin to spend time with her. That’s good but I’m…

    » It's my Pity Party and I'll cry if I want to...

    Posted on Wednesday 27 February 2019 @ 02:43 by Lieutenant JG Stephanie O'Hara

    "Lying in my bed I hear the clock ticking and think of you. Caught up in circles, Confusion is nothing new
    Flash back, warm nights, Almost left behind. Suitcase of memories... " Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time"

    Stephanie was currently relieved of active duty. She stepped into her quarters for…

    » Daily Routine.

    Posted on Sunday 3 February 2019 @ 05:09 by 2nd Lieutenant Bilhana Karki

    Karki had already run her normal laps and done her push up and sit ups. And had moved on to her favorite part of her hour long work out, a climb up the gyms rock wall. It had been there when she had arrived on the ship. But she had…