The Search

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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!

Moopsy Mania

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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?

USS Merlin – The wrath of Fox

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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.

The Seal of approval

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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.

Old, New Ship

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After 5 years of teaching at the Academy and recovering from injuries sustained while aboard the Merlin newly minted Lieutenant Commander John "Apollo" Barstow returns, this time as her commander. The ship currently sits in space undergoing final upgrades and repair. After a year she is now ready for her crew and new mission.

Merlins first mission will be to run through her paces at a nearby test site. First up maneuvering tests, then weapons, sensors, fighters and then a quick mock mission for the crew to get used to working together. However, this mission becomes anything but quick when an asteroid is discovered with a power source resembling Romulan power signatures. The area is supposed to be completely uninhabited, so, the crew must jump in head first and investigate.

The mission is supposed to be quick and simple, and this is only a minor snag. Instigating should be simple, what could possibly go wrong?

First Contact

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First contact with a planet that has just discovered warp drive, but behind their messages of friendship, something sinister is lurking.

Where no one has gone before

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The newly refurbished USS Merlin departs Deep space 21 fitted with some of Starfleet's latest technology for exploration including a brand new quantum slipstream drive and an experimental shuttle fitted with a revolutionary untested engine. The crew of the Merlin must now chart an unexplored star system using all the new equipment. Meanwhile, The Captain and chief engineer conduct a test flight in the experimental shuttle…. With unexpected consequences.

Ghost Ship

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While on routine parole, the Merlin received a distress call from another Federation Starship. On arrival the ship is found empty and adrift. No bodies, no escape pods missing, no sign of a fight. All engines disabled. While investigating, the Merlin’s engines also go offline and crew start disappearing. Ghostly figures appear and disappear at random. Can those who are left work out what’s happening and save the crews of both ships before it’s too late.

Lost Souls

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The USS Merlin has been MIA (Missing In Action) for two years, the cause of her dissapearance unknown. Now, a message has relayed to Starfleet Command that she's been found adrift in a disputed territory known as the Telarny Quadrant. Starfleet has put together a recovery squad to ascertain her status and to try and find out where she's been and how she's ended up in the disputed territory. On boarding the USS Merlin, the recovery team find her completely abandoned, no crew and no signs of fighting. No information can be extracted from the ships computer on what's happened to cause her crew to abandon her or what caused sudden disappearance, the only message in the databank is "The Capra is here!!!"

The recovery team manage to get the Merlin's engines back online, and when they initiate the sequence to test them, the ship suddenly jumps to warp on a pre-planned course......


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The holidays have come and it is a time of celebration. Join us as we celebrate this time with friends and family from across Starfleet!

The Perez Nebula

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The Merlin, now rested after an emotional shakedown, is now leaving port. The path set by the former chief science officer and conn officer is one that will allow them to investigate new planets and anomalies Starfleet did not have access to before Romulan space was opened. Their first objective is the Perez nebula, named after the 21st century astronomer Laura Perez. This nebula and it's make up have interested the Federation for years as it contains elements only found on Earth. It has not been explored because any Romulan ship that approached was never heard from again. Now, it is the Merlin and her crew that will brave the rumor and legend.

Will the crew suffer the same fate as her Romulan counterparts? Will the unravel the mystery that has grown as big as the Bermuda triangle on Earth? Only time will tell as the intrepid crew prepares to take on the unknown....

Deep Cover, Uncovering Corruption

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Captain Barstow has been called off ship to Starbase 365. On arrival he finds that he has cryptic orders to dawn an SFMC uniform with the rank of Colonel and report to Camp Falkirk to meet with General MacTaryn, the commander of the Task Force. The General assigns Barstow a 2 fold mission: root out corruption of a unit garrisoned on the planet Alton at the Federation Embassy and investigate the kidnapping of a high ranking Federation official who was being held for ransom.

Will Barstow find the official? Will he find out who is behind the kidnapping? Above all, will he do this before the official is injured, or worse? Read on to find out!

Part of Personal Subplots


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After retrieving the Merlin all crew has been granted a working shoreleave. The crew have been ordered to stay close by while Merlin is under repair and refit.

The New Collective

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The newly refit USS Merlin sets out on her mission to explore the region of unknown space beyond the Romulan Empire borders. While en route they get distress signals from various colony world under attack. One word makes their blood run cold: Borg. Having been refit with the latest experimental technology the Merlin starts responding to the distress calls, expecting to find the colonies assimilated. However, on arriving they find nothing but destruction, no assimilation. Now the Merlin and her crew must figure out what the Borg have in mind before they move like locusts, destroying and killing every planet they find. Will the crew succeed or become just another ship lost to these cybernetic destroyers?

Escape from Dark Ventures, Sav's Tail

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It had been a long time since the \'incident on Apollonia. The courts had decreed that the \'incident\' was about a Raver Girl falling in a private shipyard and skewering herself upon debris in her most intimate area, causing all sorts of damage. Upon being rescued, she had fixated upon the Apollonia Federation Councilman and had created all sorts of dark, macabre fantasies about him and with him. Still, she was a Federation Citizen, and L\'Tandrey Citizen, so they put her through many surgeries to repair her to let her have a chance to heal. After that was many sessions with Psychic Counselors to get rid of her fantasies. However, as with anything that is tied up with a court system, Aristocrats, Councilmen, and the underground, the truth is always far worse than the window dressing. Save\'ena Tillatix, a Mephetian who grew up on Apollonia, but is originally from L\'Tandrey Space, was the victim of a particular brand of dark Hobby involving the underground and sex trade. She was rescued right before death, escaping her \'fate\', barely, and thanks to being of a naturally psionic race, was able to retain her true memories of what happened and keep the false overlays at bay. But, the realities were intruding further into the falsehoods, while the falsehoods kept up their lies to the outside world. All was tearing the young girl up inside. Add to this torment a deliberately tampered with \'healing mesh\', a mesh that was supposed to keep her alive, but was designed to kill, and the entrapment within this other world continues to tighten its hold upon her. Now an officer in Starfleet, and CAG of the Merlin, everything is supposed to be roses and daphodils, right? Well, the Dark Ventures of the Elite still have their hold, and desires, upon the young mephetian girl and just don\'t want to let go, even as she fights to get out of their hold, but seemingly by herself as she cannot actually say what happened thanks to the false overlays tied to any mention of \'THE INCIDENT\".

Part of Personal Subplots

Academy Days

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Everyone came to Starfleet for a reason, be it fame and adventure or just an insatiable curiosity about the universe. This is where we explore those pasts along with our time at the Academy and early assignments. These are the stories of what brought us to where we are and do not have bearing on the main plot.

Part of Personal Subplots

Race against the machine - Joint Mission with USS Andromeda

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A planet Killer is waking up..... and heading for Bak'u

A Whale of a problem (We're going to need a bigger boat)

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The Merlin has to make peaceful first contact with a race of aliens who blame them for the acts of cruelty against Humpback Whales.


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After successful first contact with the Megapteraians, the Merlin is ordered back to Earth for debriefing and some much needed shore leave.

A Cry from the Darkness

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A mysterious disease, An unknown computer virus. Sinister forces are at work here!


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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?


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The USS Merlin is undergoing extensive repairs and upgrades at Deep Space 21. Meanwhile, its crew are enjoying some well earned rest and relaxation. Melody and Draxx have taken the newest members of their family to the nearby planet of Ba’Ku where the Federation has established a separate outpost on the far side of the planet. While learning to be a mom all over again, Melody and Draxx are also learning new things about each other and themselves … As are all the other members of the crew.