Welcome to the 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 Melody Jones
Commanding Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal
Executive Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
2nd Officer
USS Merlin


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» Sneak Peak!

Posted on Sunday 10 October 2021 @ 21:57 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hey Guy.

Hope everyone is ok. Here is the description for the upcoming mission... Disaster!

This is a mission with a difference. It will last just 24hrs. Each JP, or solo post will be in Mission hours (MH) not Mission days (MD) and start at 0000 hrs.

After being hit by a Quantum filament, The USS Merlin is adrift. People are stuck all over in different parts of the ship. Main power is offline! Turbolifts are offline! The antimatter containment system is starting to fail. Life and death decisions have to be made. All they have to rely on is each other... Will the crew survive?

If anyone has any questions/comments please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Captain Melody Jones

» Full crew JP’s

Posted on Friday 27 August 2021 @ 09:26 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hey all

In JP’s where the full crew or a large number of writers are involved, once the post has been written, if rewrites are absolutely necessary could you please put an out of character comment (OOC) before the correction is made outlining what needs to be changed and why so other writers can see and agree the changes are needed and alter their responses accordingly. This is not necessary for spelling or grammatical corrections, only if the meaning or tone of the plot of the JP has been changed, but could we please keep this to a minimum please.

In joint posts that do not involve the whole crew or a large number of writers, eg 2 or 3 players, rewrites and edits are down to the discretion of the writers in the post.


Melody Jones

» New Mission - First Contact

Posted on Monday 23 August 2021 @ 21:28 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi All

So I’ll be kicking off the new mission this evening which will run in parallel with the last few posts of the old mission.

The first post will be the staff briefing. Everyone will be included so you know what’s happening. If you’re not in the briefing you can always add in another section what your character is doing at the time of the briefing.

If you are unsure just send me a PM

Melody Jones

» Upcoming mission outline

Posted on Friday 20 August 2021 @ 21:07 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi all

Here is a rough mission day guide to our next mission, First Contact. Please note that on some days it mentions character development and own jp’s, these are just suggestion and these can be ongoing throughout the mission.

MD 1 - Staff briefing, Merlin to hold position for the arrival of USS Santa Maria.
PM - USS Santa Maria arrives
MD 2 - Transfer of supplies from Santa Maria to Merlin
MD 3 - AM Santa Maria departs with Sansa Draxx-Jones and Lieutenant Teague. Merlin to begin exploring local star systems.
MD 4 - Exploring first star system - unknown discoveries. General character development and own jp’s.
MD 5-10 Santa Maria en route to Fay's Planet, Merlin explores next 2 local star systems. Cont. General character development and own jp’s
MD 11 - Santa Maria to arrive at Fay's Planet.
MD 15 - Merlin to encounter the Tok vessil, to escourt them back to their home planet.
MD 16 - Merlin arrives at Tok homeworld
MD 20 - Discovery of Tok secret TBD.
MD 25-30 - Exploreing potentional resolutions to problem
MD 31 - Sansa and Lieutenant Teague to depart Fay's homeworld for return to Merlin.
MD 32 - Resolution of Tok problem.
MD 35 - Sansa and Hamish to return with an unexpected passenger.
MD 36+

Captain Melody Jones

» New crew member

Posted on Friday 20 August 2021 @ 20:55 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

I'd like you to join me in welcoming Lieutenant Gulliver ‘Gull’ Chester who will be our new chief engineer. I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Captain Melody Jones

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Latest Mission Posts

» Ghosts of times past

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Monday 29 November 2021 @ 13:10 by Captain Melody Jones & Captain Lukas Fredricks & Ensign Zirvell Khen


After being shown his quarters and taking a brief time to settle, and even try something proper to eat, Zirvell headed up to the bridge as he'd been instructed to do. A little anxious, he made his way towards the ready room, where Captain Jones was waiting for him.…

» Cake Fixes Everything

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Monday 29 November 2021 @ 08:03 by Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Commander Caroline Miller


"Anya ...." Caroline's voice rang out from behind her. "Wait up."

"That was terrible... I undermined myself with the crew and the Captain!"
She was close to tears and just wanted to once again find somewhere to hide where no one would bother her. She knew this was not…

» Contact!

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Saturday 27 November 2021 @ 20:16 by Lieutenant Liodra & Captain Melody Jones & Commander Seklar & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant JG Gregor Morgan & Admiral David Jackson


Experimental warp craft

"I think this is close enough," Bob said as he watched their position relative to... to whatever it was they were approaching. I'm slowing to sub-light speed."

The small craft slowed but continued its approach. Bob checked his readout. "This can't be right, the contact is…

» A railimaf face

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Saturday 27 November 2021 @ 17:27 by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Hamish Teague


"Hello Amelia...."

The very pregnant woman with dark hair who was still holding a knife to Sansa's throat rolled her eyes

"I know you're from the mirror universe." Sansa continued in a quiet tone.

Amelia was taken aback momentarily but covered it well. She looked at her closely. "I…

» The Admirals Second Stop

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Tuesday 23 November 2021 @ 18:09 by Admiral David Jackson & Captain Melody Jones & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Ensign Zirvell Khen


The call had come down from the bridge that the Admiral who would be standing in for Captain Jones during her maternity leave had arrived and after stopping on the bridge was now having a quick tour of the other facilities. Anya had called her small team together for…

Latest Personal Logs

» Mixed feelings

Posted on Saturday 9 October 2021 @ 16:52 by Captain Melody Jones


Captain's log: Mission day 3, 0700

It's with mixed feelings that I make this log entry. Sansa has just departed last night on the USS Santa Maria with Lieutenant Teague and Fay to help settle what hopefully will be the first group of Humpback whale colonists. I must admit…

» What now

Posted on Monday 4 October 2021 @ 23:03 by Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal

"Well, she's gone. Who I thought was the love of my life, and who I wanted to spend my future with has left. We'd had no argument, no disagreements, all I found was a note and the promise items I'd given her. She has also blocked my ability to communicate…

» The Rams Head

Posted on Monday 4 October 2021 @ 02:16 by Lieutenant JG Gregor Morgan

By the Gods!! I am looking forward to begin construction on the Rams Head and get her up and running. It will be designed on a quaint English country side pub. Nothing to big or fancy, Just a place where one can go to unwind with a few friends and…

» A Moment of Helplessness

Posted on Saturday 17 July 2021 @ 16:42 by Gunnery Sergeant Alexander Beck

Personal Log, Gunnery Sergeant Alexander Beck.

Okay, shit just got real.

I just found out that Marika is involved in an away mission that suddenly went sideways. Granted, I taught my wife how to defend herself. It comes with being a mom, part of the territory. She's good with a…

» Learning the ropes

Posted on Saturday 24 April 2021 @ 06:05 by Lieutenant JG Rylov Carter

Personal Log Lieutenant (JG) Rylov Carter:
The pilots on the USS Merlin minus the newly pilots that came aboard with me are starting to become a bit lax. I don’t know what the cause of this lax and almost lazy attitude is but I will have to talk to the…