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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!


**THIS IS AN 18+ WRITING COMMUNITY**










Captain Melody Jones
Commanding Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Commander Mathias McPhee
Executive Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Nir’anyar
2nd Officer/Chief Medical Officer
USS Merlin











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» An Announcement

Posted on Sunday 15 May 2022 @ 10:16 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

I'm afraid that due to RL commitments, The writer of Commander Rejal has left the Merlin. We wish him all the best for the future. Lieutenant Commander McPhee is taking over as XO and Lieutenant Nir’anyar will be second officer.

Sam
Captain Melody Jones


» Welcome Back

Posted on Monday 4 April 2022 @ 16:45 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all


I'd like you to join me in welcoming back Hadir Prenar who will be writing Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, our new Chief Flight control officer. Some of you may remember Lieutenant Michael Ki MD who they wrote last time they were on board and who might be making a guest appearance. I hope they enjoy writing with us once again.


Sam
Captain Melody Jones


» Welcome Aboard

Posted on Sunday 9 January 2022 @ 14:09 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all


I'd like you to join me in welcoming Lieutenant JG Korotayev Tarr who will be our new Infiltration Specialist I hope they enjoy writing with us.


Sam
Captain Melody Jones


» Start of the New Year and New Mission

Posted on Thursday 6 January 2022 @ 17:45 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello everyone

Hope you all had a good Christmas and a happy new year :-)

I've kicked off the new mission, "Disaster!" with a JP that takes place on the bridge just after the ship has been stuck by the Quantum filament. Now I've included everyone so they can get a feel of what's happening and you can start your own post where you find yourself trapped in whatever part of the ship you're starting in.

Systems offline include, but are not limited to the main computer, main and aux power, transporters, turbolifts, replicators, engines (Both warp and impulse), thrusters, and communications (Both internal and external).

Forcefields and emergency bulkheads will have also engaged but some will be damaged.

At the moment, the bridge is completely isolated from the rest of the ship.

If anyone has any questions, comments or is uncertain how to proceed, please don't hesitate to contact me or anyone in the command team.

Wishing you all the best for 2022

Sam
Captain Melody Jones


» 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.

Sam
Captain Melody Jones



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» Repairs

Mission: Disaster!
Posted on Thursday 26 May 2022 @ 12:59 by Admiral David Jackson & Captain Melody Jones & Commander Seklar

ON:


Captains log: Due to a complete life support failure, we have to abandon the Merlin. We are currently been looked after very well by the crew of the USS Pegasus. With the Merlin in being tow, we are currently en route to Deep Space 21 for extended shore leave…


» It Just Got Worse....

Mission: Disaster!
Posted on Monday 23 May 2022 @ 19:00 by Admiral David Jackson & Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Commander Seklar & Commander Caroline Miller & Major David Scarlet & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Kailu Grekas & Lieutenant JG Gregor Morgan & Chief Petty Officer Johnathan "Jack" MacGyver & Lieutenant JG Nick "Goose" Bradshaw & Lance Corporal Pearl Bijoux

ON:

Captain's log. Supplemental. Preliminary analysis suggests the ship was struck by a quantum filament. It must have been created as a byproduct of all the damage that has been caused to subspace after the incident. It's been over 12 hours since the ship was disabled and things are slowly…


» You can't save everyone...

Mission: Disaster!
Posted on Monday 23 May 2022 @ 18:53 by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Hamish Teague

ON:

With the gravity restored and satisfied her Mom was ok, Sansa and Hamish explored further from engineering, seeing if anyone needed medical attention and bringing them back to main engineering which was serving as a hub for that section of the ship.

Sansa had picked up a medical kit…


» The gravity of the situation

Mission: Disaster!
Posted on Sunday 22 May 2022 @ 19:29 by Admiral David Jackson & Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Civilian Jacob Carson & Commander Seklar & Commander Caroline Miller & Major David Scarlet & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Lieutenant JG Gregor Morgan & Lieutenant JG Wintrow Paragon & Lieutenant JG Nick "Goose" Bradshaw & Ensign Zirvell Khen & Senior Chief Petty Officer Peyton Santos

ON:

Main Engineering

In engineering, there was a loud burst of static followed by a beep and a crewman stuck his head out of the Jefferies tube where he had been working "The comm system is back online!" he said with a triumphant grin.

Melody emerged from the CEO's office,…


» Time Together

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Saturday 21 May 2022 @ 17:31 by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Commander Caroline Miller

ON:

Mathias made his way to where Caroline's office was. This was the first time he'd been here, andwas hoping that she wasn't too busy at this moment. He stepped inside and looked around, he wasn't certain if she had a receptionist there as it was near the end of…



Latest Personal Logs




» Not a good start

Posted on Monday 13 December 2021 @ 05:12 by Lieutenant JG Kevin Bacon

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 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…