Welcome to the Task Group 47-A Flagship 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!

Commander 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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» Monthly Sim Report

Posted on Tuesday 29 September 2020 @ 21:13 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

Hey Guys

Just published the monthly sim report. Another great month, 43.4 standard posts. Thanks to all, you rock!

Melody Jones

» New Crew memebers

Posted on Tuesday 29 September 2020 @ 20:54 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

Would just like to announce two new crew members joining the Merlin

Lieutenant Michael Sevmet, engineering specialist and Lieutenant Mathias McPhee, Chief Science Officer.

I would like to welcome them both onboard and I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Melody Jones

» Return of a familiar face

Posted on Sunday 9 August 2020 @ 16:53 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

I'm happy to announce the return of David Scarlet who will be assuming the position of Master at arms.

Please join me in welcoming him back and I look forward to seeing many joint posts.

Melody Jones

» Monthly Sim Report

Posted on Friday 31 July 2020 @ 21:12 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

Hi all

Today I published the monthly sim report and I'd just like to a big thank you say to everyone for contributing this month and let's keep the momentum of this mission moving forward.

Standard posts this month = 62.5
Number of mission posts – 18
Number of Personal logs - 2
Participation – 38
Word count – 31250
Number of NPC’s – 22
Mission posts pace - 18

Once again, thank you so much to all our writers.

Melody Jones

» Awards

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2020 @ 20:47 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

Hello All

Just like to announce some awards that have been given out this month:-

To Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal - Most Improved Player of the Month:
This writer has shown continued improvement in their style and quality of their joint posts.


To Lieutenant Hayley Godding - Captains Personal Merit:
This writer has contributed significantly this month to both the main plot and personal subplots, writing interesting and detailed posts.

Congratulations to you both.

I will be trying to give out awards every month. If anyone has any nominations, please let me know. I would like everyone to know that their hard work and efforts are appreciated, especially during these uncertain times.

Melody Jones

Latest News From Around The Fleet

Latest Mission Posts

» A meeting with the council

Mission: A Whale of a problem (We're going to need a bigger boat)
Posted on Monday 26 October 2020 @ 23:11 by Captain Hans Andersson & Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee


Melody and Captain Andersson entered a large meeting hall with 12 chairs arranged in a circle. A Megapteraian sat in each chair, except one. Owan sat in the empty chair. He addressed the others "This is Melody. She is the leader of the humans who have arrived with us.…

» Heart of Stone

Mission: A Whale of a problem (We're going to need a bigger boat)
Posted on Tuesday 20 October 2020 @ 18:07 by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Petty Officer 1st Class David Scarlet


Since this was his idea, Ensign Killian wanted to see exactly the state of the hull. He had put on his EVA suit and was now waiting for the security detail and science officer to join him in the airlock.

Mathias showed up next, outfitted in his EVA suit,…

» Lunch Among the Clouds P2

Mission: Ghost Ship
Posted on Saturday 17 October 2020 @ 22:17 by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal

Sav burst out in a nervous giggle, "UHhh, yeah, ayuh, Ima sorry fer that, Miles. I.. keep fergettin about, you know, males reactions." She grabs his hand and leads him over to take a seat at the table. The view was impressive. She leaned close and said, "The view is…

» Rumour has it

Mission: Ghost Ship
Posted on Saturday 10 October 2020 @ 15:54 by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Commander Caroline Miller


"Bree," Caroline called out recognizing a familiar profile. She caught up with her. "Rumour has it you nearly ended up in the brig. Is everything okay?"

Pausing, Breana turned to grin at Caroline. "I'm fine. Some petty officer didn't like my choice of Security drill. How are you?"


» Looking for answers when there's none to find

Mission: A Whale of a problem (We're going to need a bigger boat)
Posted on Saturday 10 October 2020 @ 13:02 by Lieutenant Hayley Godding & Commander Caroline Miller


"Chief, the counselor is here wanting to see you?" a voice rang out.

"Huh?" Hayley let out to herself. Why would the counselor come to her office directly, rather than summon her? It hadn't been that long since their last session, so it couldn't be that. Well, she'd find…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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 Commander 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…

» Captain's Log

Posted on Wednesday 1 July 2020 @ 11:49 by Commander Melody Jones


Captain's Log:

Having Completed our Mission with the USS Andromeda and USS Europa, we are resuming our course back to 715. The ship and crew have dealt with the last mission with their usual dedication and valour and we are ready to face whatever the galaxy has to throw…