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!


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Captain Melody Jones
Commanding Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal
Executive Officer
USS Merlin
Commander Caroline Miller
2nd Officer
USS Merlin


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Latest News Items

» New writer

Posted on Tuesday 16 February 2021 @ 21:29 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi guys

I'd like you to join me in welcoming onboard our new Gunnery Sargent, Alexander Beck who will be joining the SFMC 47th Force Reconnaissance Group.

I know everyone will make him feel right at home here on the Merlin and I hope he enjoys writing with us.

Melody Jones

» New writer

Posted on Monday 18 January 2021 @ 12:32 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

Would you join me in welcomming Lieutenant Zoey Hawkins onboard the Merlin who will be our new chief scince officer.

I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Captain Melody Jones

» Crew Signitures

Posted on Sunday 20 December 2020 @ 22:01 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

You may start adding your crew signatures to the bottom of joint posts again. This will be official when the new mission kicks off but, if you want to start adding them now, that's fine.

They can be found in the Wiki. I've updated them. If anyone wants a new one creating for a character, please let me know.

Merry Christmas


●●●● Captain Melody Jones
Commanding Officer
USS Merlin

» New Fleet

Posted on Wednesday 16 December 2020 @ 20:59 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

Well, we have had our official welcome to our new home, Zodiac Fleet. I've had to do some editing on the site to make it ready for the transition. There are one or two things to sort out still but hopefully, they will be dealt with soon.

I have put a link to the Zodiac fleet discord server in the round table on the Merlin discord channel.

I personally have already found Zodiac to be a friendly and welcoming place.

Melody Jones

» Christmas Announcement

Posted on Thursday 10 December 2020 @ 20:56 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hey Guys

Well, It’s nearly the end of the year and it’s been… let’s say a challenging year. But here on the Merlin at least we’ve kept producing some brilliant Jp’s and interesting developments in both plots and characters.

A big thank you to everyone for keeping the post count up and taking the time to contribute their talents to the site.

I think we all deserve a break so, over the Christmas period from the 23rd of December till the new year, 2nd of January I’m not going to be requiring anyone to add to any main joint mission posts for that period. Of course, I’m not stopping you posting your own JP’s if you want to.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Melody Jones

Latest News From Around The Fleet

Latest Mission Posts

» Meeting the Librarian

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Monday 22 February 2021 @ 16:24 by Civilian Jacob Carson & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee


Mathias had heard there was a library on the Merlin and hadn't been there yet. He had heard about it being there from what Fay had told him a while back. Now he had to come look and see what there was. He was also interested in meeting the…

» Just walking the dog

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Saturday 20 February 2021 @ 16:26 by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones


Sansa's new puppy had really made her day. She had woken Sansa up this morning by licking her face. The little dachshund was really quite intelligent and had gathered up a pile of small pillows in order to jump up onto the bed. To get her use to the…

» 50 Shades of Earl Grey Pt 2

Mission: Homeward
Posted on Saturday 20 February 2021 @ 06:05 by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Commander Caroline Miller & 1st Lieutenant David Scarlet


Bree tensed slightly when she heard Caroline say it was time to switch and took a couple slow deep breaths. There was a reason she hated these things and had managed to usually avoid them. Giving up control in life had become hard on her over the years, to…

» 50 Shades of Earl Grey Pt 1

Mission: Homeward
Posted on Saturday 20 February 2021 @ 06:04 by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Commander Caroline Miller & 1st Lieutenant David Scarlet


Caroline's spys in engineering had informed her of Scarlets visit and subsequent fast departure. And the word was Bree had labelled him a "Pud".

Regardless to say it hadn't gone well then. So she sent them both a message to meet her at holodec 1. A trust exercise it…

» The Day to Day of a Marine Wife

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Thursday 18 February 2021 @ 18:03 by Chief Petty Officer Marika Beck

Marika sighed as she took in the small family suite they'd been assigned. It would do. Enlisted family quarters weren't the biggest on ship, but they were nothing to complain about either. She looked at Wyatt, who had already claimed his room.

"I like this. " he said. She laughed.…

Latest Personal Logs

» Where to begin?

Posted on Saturday 21 November 2020 @ 22:05 by Captain Melody Jones

Captains personal log, supplemental.

Well well well, where to begin? It’s been an interesting mission. So much has happened I’ve negotiated a peace treaty with a new alien race, me and Draxx are trying for another baby after the injections given to me by Caroline not only will make me…

» First Day

Posted on Sunday 4 October 2020 @ 21:01 by Ensign Michael Sevmet

Ensign's Personal Log. Stardate *******

Well it's my first day. My transfer orders from the USS Lexington were successfully logged in at 10.00 hrs, and I FINALLY have my own quarters. Thank god this vessel is so big! I'm just about done sharing a cabin with Ensign Taylor. One less…

» Beginning of a Journey

Posted on Sunday 20 September 2020 @ 04:49 by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee


After waiting for a few months and being on pins and needles wondering what sort of ship I would be assigned to, I know the name. It is the USS Merlin! Is it here I will find my destiny? Could the ships that I had served on have been…

» MEN ....

Posted on Sunday 9 August 2020 @ 21:41 by Commander Caroline Miller

Caroline could not wait until todays shift was over. And considering she was now effectively two department leads it had been a long day.

She stormed into her quarters and instead of going to the replicator pulled out a bottle of real stuff, pouring a large measure of liquer and…

» The mistakes of the past

Posted on Saturday 18 July 2020 @ 14:42 by Captain Melody Jones


Personal Log: Melody Jones

It seems our quiet and routine mission to sector 715 has taken an unexpected turn. As we were dealing with a Planet Killer before, now another face from the past has appeared. A probe, identical to the one that nearly destroyed all life on Earth…