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"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen."

merspin.gif16thfleet1.pngIt 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!


**THIS IS AN 18+ WRITING COMMUNITY**



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Captain Melody Jones
Commanding Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Commander Ras th'Zaanaq
Executive Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Nir’anyar
2nd Officer/Chief Medical Officer
USS Merlin




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Latest News Items




» Happy Easter

Posted on Sunday 24 March 2024 @ 22:03 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi all

Apologies for my lack of posting over the last couple of months. It has been down to several factors, one of which someone (Who shall remain nameless) has intoduced me to Star Trek Online (16th Fleet has a presence in the game and my ship is the USS Merlin)

So I'm hoping to kick off a new mission but I do have several options for the new mission:

1. The Seal of approval - The Merlin returns to Megaptera to check on the newly formed colony of Humpback whales, the first off-world colony of a non-human species from Earth. Their mission... To check on the colony's stability and check in with the locals. Also, they will introduce a colony of seals to the planet.

2. Moopsy Mania - Leaving Starbase 185 after repairs, the Merlin receives a distress call from Deep Space 3, A scientific research lab. When they arrive, the crew finds most of the research team dead, only their skins left. Only one researcher is left alive and he has a horrific tale to tell. The project they were working on has been stolen and if perverted into a weapon, could spell disaster for the Federation. But who would steal it and why?

The trail leads the Merlin to a remote planet.

Can they recapture what the scientists were working on…. Or is it already too late?

3. Second Contact - After 5 months at slipstream velocity, the Merlin arrives at the home The 37's. A group of humans who were abduced by the Briori and now reside in the Delta quadrant. First contact was made by the Starship Voyager and now the Merlin has returned to offer assistance and to get to know this distant colony of humans better.

4. USS Merlin – The wrath of Fox
Amelia Fox from the mirror universes is serving time in a federation penal colony. She discovers that the baby she thought she lost was stolen from her and vows to take revenge on those she holds responsible – Namely Melody Jones and the Amelia Fox from this universe. Breaking out of the penal colony, she manages to steal a Federation Starship and embarks on a mission of pure feral vengeance, only stopping when either Melody is dead… or she is. (This mission will have a heavy Wrath of Khan feel to it)



I am, of course open to any suggestions for side missions and I'll be putting a poll on Discord to see which mission is the most popular choice.


» Next Mission

Posted on Monday 12 February 2024 @ 18:03 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all.


Here is our next mission summary:


Moopsy Mainia!


Leaving Starbase 185 after repairs, the Merlin receives a distress call from Deep Space 3, A scientific research lab. When they arrive, the crew finds most of the research team dead, only their skins left. Only one researcher is left alive and he has a horrific tale to tell:

The project they were working on has been stolen and if perverted into a weapon, could spell disaster for the Federation. But who would steal it and why?

The trail leads the Merlin to a remote planet.

Can they recapture what the scientists were working on…. Or is it already too late?


I hope this sounds exciting to everyone and gets their creative juices flowing :-)


» Update

Posted on Sunday 29 October 2023 @ 15:28 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all.

So the plan today is I’m going to kick off some more jp’s.
We have a rescue mission leaving Starbase 185 to find the Merlin.
Since time does not exist in the Nexus, I’ll start a post where the rescue team starts to infiltrate the Nexus and try and talk people into coming back.
If anyone is lost or unsure or just wants to have a chat please don’t be a stranger.

All the Best

Captain Melody Jones
Sam


» New Writer

Posted on Saturday 2 September 2023 @ 15:43 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

I'd like to introduce our new Chief flight Officer, Ensign Arthro Tridi. I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Sam
Captain Melody Jones


» New Mission

Posted on Saturday 2 September 2023 @ 12:37 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

So we're kicking off a new mission on the Merlin:

The Search

In their previous mission, the USS Merlin suffered some extensive damage to their beloved Excalibur class ship. Luckily they managed to get to Deep Space 21 for some repairs and upgrades and some much needed rest and relaxation for the crew. A must for the crew they found themselves laughing and finding new ways to enjoy themselves so they could go back to work recharged and refreshed.

It has been a while since they departed DS21, their mission one of exploration. However a faint call cut short has led to the Merlin being detected adrift, their power dangerously low and in need of assistance. The ship itself devoid of life, where are the crew? Why is the ship adrift? What happened?

Can you be the one that makes the discovery that finds them? The officer that saves the day and the crew from the unknown? Time might be running out, you’ll just have to join and save them before it's too late!



Latest Mission Posts




» Mission Briefing

Mission: Moopsy Mania
Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2024 @ 09:19 by Captain Melody Jones & Commander Seklar & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Ras th'Zaanaq & Lieutenant Commander Theodore Walker Theo & Ensign Tridi

ON:

Melody entered the observation lounge and poured herself a cup of coffee as she waited for the rest of the senior staff to arrive.

The first through the doors, mere moments after Captain Jones had entered was a new face, a weathered but still rugged Human man with eyes…


» I'll settle for 'friend'

Mission: The Search
Posted on Saturday 27 April 2024 @ 08:36 by Lieutenant JG Zirvell Khen & Lieutenant JG Oakham Renn

Following his chat with the counselor, Zirvell felt he had to follow through before he'd lose his courage to speak up. He knew Oakham was likely in one of the security offices, it was merely tue question whether he'd be turned away again.

"Oakham?" He called out as soon as…


» Coping

Mission: The Search
Posted on Tuesday 9 April 2024 @ 18:25 by Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Captain Melody Jones

ON

It had been a few days since Anya had her meeting with Captain Jones, the very same where Caroline had reappeared before them. Since then Anya had been soul searching, digging deep within herself and found that perhaps, given what she had lost here, just perhaps Merlin was not…


» The calm before the storm

Mission: Moopsy Mania
Posted on Sunday 7 April 2024 @ 13:53 by Captain Melody Jones

ON:

"There's a transmission coming through for you Doctor Kingston." A voice came over the comm system.

"I'll take it on here," he replied as he activated the viewscreen in his officer which came to life with a surly looking Klingon. "Klagg. What can I do for you?"

"That's Commander…


» Captain's Log

Mission: Moopsy Mania
Posted on Wednesday 3 April 2024 @ 22:56 by Captain Melody Jones

ON:

Captain's log.

With all repairs complete and the crew once again at full strength, the Merlin has been assigned a re-supply mission to a remote science lab on the edge of the Federation space. While this mission is fairly routine, it will give us time to try and complete…



Latest Personal Logs




» Not a good start

Posted on Monday 13 December 2021 @ 05:12 by

I've been aboard for several days now and all I have done is read over intelligence updates and catch up on the mountain of paperwork that was left over from the last Intelligence officer that was aboard. I was beginning to feel somewhat sleepy and stood up to go over…


» Mixed feelings

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

ON:

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 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

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…