Re-living the Past
Shoreleave
Stardate 249501
0100 Hours

Mission Day:
SL 1

SHIP STATUS




Location:
  • Docked at Starbase 306

  • Speed:
  • Docked

  • Shields:
  • Under Repair/Refit

  • Hull:
  • Under Repair/Refit

  • Systems:
  • Under Repair/Refit


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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 2394 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 John Barstow
    Commanding Officer
    USS Merlin
    Commanding Officer
    Task Group 47-A

    Commander Kachiko Bayushi
    Executive Officer
    USS Merlin

    Lieutenant Commander Cale Llewellyn
    2nd Officer
    USS Merlin














    Merlin





    Sim Awards



    Latest News Items




    » The Challenge

    Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018 @ 20:35 by Commander John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in Sim Announcement

    Hey Guys,

    Right now we are sitting at 36 logs, an average of 4 logs per person with 9 simmers! We still have 2 weeks, so, I'd like to see if we can pull off 60 logs for the month. Now, to meet that challenge I'm not above bribery ;P..

    I am going to make an award for this. It'll be a one time given award and be for the simmer with the most quality logs by the end of the month. A quality log is a 1 page or 5 paragraph log minimum. You will have until Tuesday, 31 July at 11:59 PM EST to get the logs in. Now, to keep it fair my logs wont be counted, but, I am still open to joint posts (joint posts will be counted for you though, even if you log with me).

    So, can we do it? :D


    Andrew


    » Arrival and Shoreleave

    Posted on Friday 13 July 2018 @ 23:34 by Commander John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    We have officially arrived and docked at Starbase 306! That wraps up our intro mission and I'm glad to have you guys writing here! As part of that all crew that participated in Lost Souls are awarded:

    Expeditionary Medal


    Expeditionary Medal
    Awarded for participation in a simulation’s first mission.


    Again, I am very glad to have you guys here and have the great writing we do!


    Now, I am leaving Lost Souls open until Tuesday for any logs still in progress. However, any new logs from today on should be put under Shoreleave and our Shoreleave will run until August 3rd. So, let's keep up the great writing!! Before I forget, we are already at 29 posts for the month, and for all of last month we had 33, so, very awesome guys!!


    Andrew


    » Uniforms!

    Posted on Monday 9 July 2018 @ 18:35 by Commander John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in Website Update

    Hey All,

    As you've seen I have been updating the site over the last few weeks. Some things I didn't put out so as not to spam everyone is I created several animated gifs for the crew manifest. Another thing I've done is finally gotten all the uniform pictures updated for our current set. This is pretty much everything - officer was done already. I've added enlisted uniforms, an entirely new set of dress uniforms, a new set of variants (including the TNG variant I keep referring to Barstow wearing) and a new set of marine combat uniforms.

    They are from Star Trek Online and I made a few tweaks, like adding the proper combadge, proper enlisted and marine pips, unit patches on the flight suits (both of which were created in STO, but with several different uniform styles) and on the MCU's and department devices on the dress uniforms for marine and fighter operations.

    So, check them out!:

    http://uss-merlin.com/index.php/wiki/view/page/23



    Andrew


    » IFS 2

    Posted on Friday 6 July 2018 @ 15:54 by Commander John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey Guys,

    I'd like to ask y'all a favor. Obsidian Fleets has their IFS2 database which is where I get the Fleet News from and it houses much more. Another part of that is it has a spot for the sims and a place for crew to be listed. Here's where the favor comes in, I'd like to get all you guys to goto obsidianfleet.net and add your character to the database so we can add them to Merlins database entry. The way it's set up I'm not able to add your characters, it has to be done by the user.

    The more updated we keep that entry the stronger we look :D


    Andrew


    » Fleet News - Updated

    Posted on Thursday 5 July 2018 @ 05:00 by Commander John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in Website Update

    Hey All,

    I decided to move the fleet news items into tabs to keep things from looking cluttered. So, look for it with the other news and log posts at the bottom of the control panel and main page under the tab "News Around the Fleet'.

    Andrew



    Latest News From Around The Fleet



    » FLASH ALERT ? RAID ON STARFLEET VESSEL RESERVE YARD ? CLASSIFIED COMMANDING OFFICER AND ABOVE

    PRECEDENCE: FLASH /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FROM: STARFLEET COMMAND TO: STARFLEET COMMANDERS AND REGIONAL COMMAND OFFICERS FLASH ALERT SKYJACK NAVALIA 045-MBR461A2 /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// STARFLEET OPERATIONAL COMMAND IN SECTOR 045 REPORTS RAID BY UNIDENTIFIED VESSELS ON STARFLEET RESERVE YARD AT CHAMBALLA IV SEVERE CASUALTIES REPORTED ON ZIDELL STATION PATROL CUTTERS USS CALHOUN AND USS KANG PRESUMED DESTROYED BY UNIDENTIFIED VESSELS […]

    The post FLASH ALERT – RAID ON STARFLEET VESSEL RESERVE YARD – CLASSIFIED COMMANDING OFFICER AND ABOVE appeared first on Obsidian Fleet.


    » Obsidian Fleet Academy June 2018

    Greetings Obsidian Fleet, I hope this finds you all well, and that you are finding all of those undiscovered countries. There are a few points that I would like to touch on in this report. So let’s get right to it shall we… The Academy currently has three students in it’s rolls. So we welcome […]

    The post Obsidian Fleet Academy June 2018 appeared first on Obsidian Fleet.


    » Task Force 47 June 2018 Report

    Well, I?d like to begin by congratulating Commodore Farragut on beating me to the punch with reports this month. Don?t get used to it, Greg, I fully intend to take back my throne next month. But in all seriousness, well done mate. Now that my traditional bad pun is dispensed with, let?s get into it, […]

    The post Task Force 47 June 2018 Report appeared first on Obsidian Fleet.


    » Task Force 72 ? June 2018 Report

    Ha! Take that Task Force 47! This month the Task Force 72 report leads the charge, storming into the news section with as much fanfare as the Fourth of July. This month we turned our focus away from GDPR, though some elements still required Task Force attention, but we saw excellent posting and participation from […]

    The post Task Force 72 – June 2018 Report appeared first on Obsidian Fleet.


    » Starbase 442 to Host Diplomatic Dinner for New Mission Start

    Today FNS was invited to a very special event.  Starbase 442, located on the edge of charted space at the galactic eastern edge of Obsidian Fleet’s patrol zone, is hosting a diplomatic dinner as a part of a week long send off for the USS Belak.  The Belak was built by Starfleet and will be […]

    The post Starbase 442 to Host Diplomatic Dinner for New Mission Start appeared first on Obsidian Fleet.




    Latest Mission Posts




    » Re-living the Past

    Mission: Shoreleave
    Posted on Sunday 22 July 2018 @ 22:39 by Lieutenant JG Saren Barel

    Saren could feel the small transport move along the road to wherever the Tal’Shiar was taking him. He could not see as his head was covered and the lights were out in the transport’s hold. Sensory deprivation was a common tactic of the unit. Suddenly Saren could feel the transport…


    » Lazarus Star and Goats

    Mission: Shoreleave
    Posted on Sunday 22 July 2018 @ 20:37 by Lieutenant JG Saren Barel & Lieutenant Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix

    ON:

    Sav was laying across her couch in her room and reading on latest sensor enhancements for runabouts. While boring or not worth while to some, to her, it made for interesting lateral thinking for when she merged with a craft to fly it. She turned the page and heard…


    » Merlin CFCO Recovery

    Mission: Shoreleave
    Posted on Friday 20 July 2018 @ 18:51 by Lieutenant JG Michael Ki MD & Lieutenant Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix

    ON:

    Sav dutifully let the nurse fuss over her as she glanced about the room. Fortunately, the Grissom wasn't hauling any diplomats or guests, and so she managed to get a Guest Quarters that was only shared by two others who were not much there as they were working on…


    » Mephetian Racial Information

    Mission: Lost Souls
    Posted on Thursday 19 July 2018 @ 17:18 by Lieutenant Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix

    ON:

    (This information in in the Merlin Database under Science)

    ==== Mephetian Racial Information - by Dr. Galeraz Zephyr, XenoGeneral Practitioner ====

    MEPHETIANS:

    Racial Personality Traits:

    The average Mephetian is kindhearted, generous, and optimistic. They have a core belief in the Creator and family, knowing that children are the future…


    » Reunion

    Mission: Lost Souls
    Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018 @ 15:53 by Lieutenant Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Kachiko Bayushi

    ON:

    Kachiko and her young Mephetian friend turned around a corner in the gangway on Deck Five, Kachiko pausing ever so briefly as she spied the Security detail standing at Parade Rest with a couple of familiar faces. The lean and lanky Latina, Staff Sergeant Rita Hernandez and Kachiko's own…



    Latest Personal Logs




    » Rescued with Friends and Thoughts

    Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018 @ 18:42 by Lieutenant Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix

    ==== Save'ena's Quarters ====

    Sav had just finished breakfast. After the last check of her by meditechs at 0600 hours, she couldn't get back to sleep. She looked at the missive on her desk computer. There was to be a meeting at 0830 hours by all senior staff, which included…


    » Strategic Ops Log #2

    Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018 @ 14:01 by Lieutenant Commander Cale Llewellyn DSci

    Cale entered his quarters after his "meeting" with the new science officer. That could have gone better, but I think he will fit in with this group of misfits just nicely, he thought to himself. He still couldn't put his finger on what the man was hiding but didn't have…


    » Commander Bayushi Personal Log 001

    Posted on Friday 13 July 2018 @ 11:35 by Commander Kachiko Bayushi

    The Merlin finally underway, Kachiko had time to stop and do nothing. She knew that she should keep a log of things. If anything, she could be killed at any time and thought that maybe these logs could be therapeutic for Reiko in the event of her passing.

    "Computer, begin…


    » Strategic Ops Log #1

    Posted on Monday 9 July 2018 @ 10:46 by Lieutenant Commander Cale Llewellyn DSci

    Cale walked into the lower level of the Tactical Information Center on Deck 5. He hadn't been in here since the ship launched and then only briefly; well at least not until he had joined the team on the Merlin that raised her from the ocean. He stepped up to…


    » Captains Log (Plot Summary)

    Posted on Sunday 1 July 2018 @ 16:41 by Commander John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D.

    John wiped off the seat of his chair in his quarters on Merlin and dropped into his chair, looking around the dimly lit room with a sigh. The last 24 hours had proven strange to say the least, "computer, begin Captains log," he ordered and the computer whirled before it…