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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» NEWS :-)

Posted on Thursday 25 March 2021 @ 20:52 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi All

Spring is a time of rebirth so with that in mind I’d just like to make sure everyone is doing ok. Since our move to Zodiac fleet, we’ve been more relaxed than our previous fleet, but I would like to keep stories and character development moving.

When starting JP which are part of the plot, I’ll include everyone initially so they can follow what is happening and hopefully, write solo / own JP’s in and around the main plot.

Now according to the rules, each player should be posting a minimum of one post every two weeks. Does this seem like an achievable goal to everyone? This can include solo posts. I think these should be separate from the main joint JP’s that include everyone, which I’m trying to keep moving at the rate of 1 per month. Also, to prevent JP’s dragging on for months and months, all TAG should be answered within 48hrs.

Also, if anyone is not going to be able to answer tags for a long period, could they please inform the command staff so we can put in a leave of absence for your character.

If anyone has any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the other command crew.

I’m also thinking about the plot for our next mission so if anyone has ideas they want to pitch, let me know.

Happy Easter everyone

Captain Melody Jones.

» New writer

Posted on Tuesday 16 March 2021 @ 17:59 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi All

I'd like you all to join me in welcoming aboard Lieutenant JG Rylov Carter who is joining us as the new squadron leader.

I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Melody Jones

» Update to the Sim rules

Posted on Tuesday 16 March 2021 @ 17:56 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi all.

Hope everyone is ok. Just letting you all know there has been an update to the sim rules:

Sim Rating

Whilst this SIM is 18+ rated, it is not acceptable to post graphic sexual content that would easily be classified as erotica.
Acceptable content:
- Sexually implicit but not graphic content
- Strong violence/physical harm but not gore
- Strong language not suitable for younger readers
- Adult themes
If you are unsure as to if something is suitable, please contact the CO.

Melody Jones

» 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

Latest News From Around The Fleet

Latest Mission Posts

» An new flyer arrives

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Tuesday 6 April 2021 @ 20:32 by Lieutenant JG Rylov Carter & Captain Melody Jones


Lieutenant Rylov Carter was relaxing after work in his quarters at Starfleet Academy, when the PADD on his desk chimed. He got up from his couch, made his way to his desk, and picked it up. He received new orders, “looks like my transfer has been approved” he mused…

» Kobyashi Marine

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Thursday 1 April 2021 @ 00:19 by Lance Corporal Pearl Bijoux & 2nd Lieutenant Alex Richards


It had been a few days since Corporal Bijoux had come aboard the Merlin and had 'introduced herself' to the underside of Alex's boot. As she'd been instructed, she had placed all her personal belongings in storage and had performed every single menial task that could be found. If…

» As much as things change...

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Monday 29 March 2021 @ 19:51 by Lieutenant Ricardo Draxx & Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones


Melody had spent that evening helping Sansa put all of her belongings into moving boxes ready for the next day. She stood and looked at the now empty room for a moment and started to tear up. Sansa paused and came over to her "Mom, you ok?"

"Yes Sweetie,…

» Like a puppet on a sting

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Saturday 27 March 2021 @ 22:12 by Captain Melody Jones & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee


"So you called Starfleet for help?" The voice from the shadows at the far end of his office asked. The tone was flat but there was a dark fury bubbling just below the surface. She had watched him make the call and listened in on the conversation. She sat…

» Arrival

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Saturday 27 March 2021 @ 22:11 by Captain Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Commander Hayley Godding & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Nir’anyar & 1st Lieutenant David Scarlet & Gunnery Sergeant Alexander Beck


Captain's Log, Supplemental: The Merlin has arrived at Ceti Beta 4. We still have had no contact with the colony. I'll be sending Commander Regal down to the surface with a marine detachment to determine the situation down there and then we can work out the best course of…

Latest Personal Logs

» Sav Musing about When Marriage will Occur

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021 @ 07:35 by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix


Sav as waiting in her quarters for Miles to show up so they could go to Supper together. As the XO, he was usually very busy till 2100 hours, but Sav didn't mind. She loved helping him relax, and enjoyed the personal time together when Miles wasn't too tired,…

» 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…