Mission Briefing
Ghost Ship
Stardate 249680

Ghost Ship

Mission Day:
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

    » Writing challenges and Awards

    Posted on Monday 20 January 2020 @ 09:49 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hello all

    I'm planning to introduce writing challenges every month to encourage more JP's. At the end of the year, the writers who have completed the most challenges will be placed into a draw and the winner will receive a prize (probably funny and or ironic). Could any Jp's wanting to be included in that months writing challenge have the suffix (Month C) eg. (Jan C).

    I know its rather late in January so this month I'll make it fairly easy. To celebrate the launch of Star Trek Picard, see how many Picard quotes or references you can fit into a JP. Since it is a leap year, the number 29 will be included somehow in February's challenge.

    I also want to resume crew awards each month so if anyone has any nominations for this month please get them in.

    Melody Jones

    » Merry Christmas

    Posted on Sunday 22 December 2019 @ 23:55 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hello all

    I'd just like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year for 2020.


    » Latest addition

    Posted on Saturday 7 December 2019 @ 11:35 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey guys

    I would like you to join me in welcoming back Andrew who will be writing Richard "Wolf" Johnson, Psy.D. The Marine company Commander of Knights squad.

    » 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.


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    Latest Mission Posts

    » Mission Briefing

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Friday 24 January 2020 @ 09:32 by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Rionuj ch'Anidem & Major Richard "Wolf" Johnson, Psy.D. & Lieutenant Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Michael Ki MD & Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding & Master Chief Petty Officer Harris Zim


    Melody was the first to arrive for the morning briefing. She had the final departure PADD's to approve before the Merlin left Starbase. She sat down at the head of the table. One of the stewards brought in a tray of coffee and tea and poured a cup for…

    » Black Badge

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Thursday 9 January 2020 @ 01:33 by Lieutenant Commander Rionuj ch'Anidem

    Rionuj was in his office. It had been an hour since the senior staff briefing and he just finished compiling his report on Sector 715. Apparently long range sensor scans of the sector have revealed that warp travel in the region had increased by 50% in the past 5 standard…

    » Defence Training

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2020 @ 09:24 by Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding

    Following on from the wedding, Hayley had enjoyed the rest of her vacation spending some time with Sansa. However, all good things had to come to an end and she'd returned to the ship. She couldn't help but think about the feisty red-head during her time back and had found…

    » Girl time

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2020 @ 07:37 by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Commander Caroline Miller


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    » A Tactical Meeting

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Saturday 4 January 2020 @ 01:01 by Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding & Lieutenant Commander Rionuj ch'Anidem

    Rio had just finished unpacking and getting used to his new quarters. He had to readjust the temperature and turned off the heat. The cold of space felt like the cold temperatures he was used to. He rearranged the furniture and replicated a few things to make it feel more…

    Latest Personal Logs

    » New Beginnings

    Posted on Monday 6 January 2020 @ 14:09 by Commander Melody Jones


    Personal log:-

    We have returned to the Merlin after shoe leave on Risa to find that most of our key systems have been upgraded and or replaced. Engineers! They love to change things. Let’s hope these changes are for the better. Draxx and I finally tied the knot. It…

    » Internal Musings

    Posted on Tuesday 10 December 2019 @ 17:54 by Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding


    Personal Log; Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding

    Well, I'm on Risa, and true to my usual form, I've managed to land myself into a situation.

    I thought I'd finally gotten to get some rest and relaxation by coming to the one place in the galaxy that you're guarenteed to have…

    » 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…