Test subject 546
The New Collective
Stardate 249509

The New Collective

Mission Day:
MD 3, Early
Academy Days


  • Federation Colony

  • Speed:
  • Standard Orbit

  • Shields:
  • 100%

  • Hull:
  • 100%

  • Systems:
  • Operational

  • Search Engine Submission - AddMe

    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!

    Captain John Barstow
    Commanding Officer
    USS Merlin
    Commanding Officer
    Task Group 47-A
    Commander Melody Jones
    Executive Officer
    USS Merlin
    Lieutenant Marbim Rejal
    2nd Officer
    USS Merlin


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    Latest News Items

    » Holidays

    Posted on Sunday 23 June 2019 @ 16:06 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey Guys

    Just giving you a heads up. Myself and Debs will be on holiday from the 1st of July to the 5th of July so will be unavailable for those 5 days. We will be back on Saturday the 6th.


    » Finding Balance

    Posted on Friday 17 May 2019 @ 01:37 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    I just wanted to let you know why my discord availability has been limited. I have started a Masters degree program and the classes take up a lot of the day. I'm finding my balance between here and school still, but, I will reply to messages left on discord when I'm free and will reply to e-mails/site pm's. I will start getting faster with stuff, just give me another week or 2 to get used to being in school again :D


    » Ever Changing World

    Posted on Tuesday 30 April 2019 @ 16:34 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    The last 2 weeks have had a lot of changes happen, so, I wanted to let everyone know what they are with so many. First, Cale has decided to leave the sim, his pips will be found in the ready room and he'll just be gone, a mystery that will not get solved. With that we've had a bit of a shuffle. Cdr Melody Jones will be taking on the mantle of XO once more and Ltjg Marbim Rejal will be taking on 2nd officer. With these changes we have also decided to add Chief of The Boat. This is because we'd like to develop the enlisted swimming a bit more, the enlisted are the backbone of Starfleet and having played enlisted characters I can tell you they are fun to play. We have given that mantle to MCPO Harris Zim, who will be played by Ki. That rounds out the command team, congrats to Rejal and Zim!

    We've also gotten 3 new simmers, Ltjg Spork who will be taking on chief tactical and security and 2 simmers I've simmed for a long time with and am happy to have on Merlin, MCapt Adam Towers who comes to us from the former Obsidian Colony and will be taking up our Marines and Ens Breana Rathburn coming from Centaurus who will be our newest engineer. Welcome to all 3 of you, we're glad to have you here!

    That's all for now :D


    » Tidy posts

    Posted on Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 11:00 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey Guys

    Could we please all check that any OOC’s and unanswered TAGS are deleted before a JP is posted. Just makes it look neater.



    » Signing Off

    Posted on Monday 15 April 2019 @ 20:39 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hi all

    Just to make sure we're all on the same page in regards to signing off posts.

    When you are happy with a JP all writers involved need to sign off at the bottom before it is posted. Don't sign off if you intend to add more to the post.



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    Latest Mission Posts

    » Test subject 546

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Monday 24 June 2019 @ 18:08 by Ensign Breana Rathburn

    Bree had already gotten the computer terminal powered on and was going though it when Doyle showed up. A slight nod was given to her co-worker and someone she'd grown to look at as a friend. To say she'd been thrilled to learn he'd also gotten transfered to Merlin had…

    » A tale of two survivors

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Saturday 22 June 2019 @ 22:39 by Lieutenant Michael Ki MD & Commander Melody Jones


    Lieutenant Rachel Adams was lying on a bio bed unconscious after being beamed up from the colony. Her eyes fluttered and suddenly they snapped open and she shot upright and screamed.

    Michael had been tending to his patients, all of which were pretty straight forward nothing life threatening. He…

    » Trying to get inside the monsters head

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Thursday 20 June 2019 @ 18:41 by Commander Caroline Miller & Ensign Breana Rathburn & Master Chief Petty Officer Harris Zim


    Caroline entered the holodeck to find an Breana tinkering with something.

    "Hey," she smiled at them before asking. "So how's this going to work?"

    Zim looked up at the Counselor as she walked in. "In truth I am not exactly sure. The technical stuff escapes me. I just want…

    » Talking over dinner

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2019 @ 21:54 by Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx


    Sansa was busy setting the table for dinner as Melody was slaving over a hot oven. Melody was in good mood. She preferred to make special meals by hand and she enjoyed the whole cooking process.

    Sansa was also excited as she knew her mom was going to ask…

    » Cracking the code

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2019 @ 20:12 by Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant JG Marbim Rejal & Ensign Breana Rathburn


    Once she was certain the away team was back onboard, Melody had left the bridge and come down to inspect the computer terminal that had been beamed onboard. She had called Lieutenant Rejal and Ensign Rathburn to join her.

    She entered the shuttlebay and stopped at the perimeter of…

    Latest Personal Logs

    » The First Rule of Fight Club

    Posted on Thursday 16 May 2019 @ 22:35 by

    "Everything you say to me brings me one step closer to the edge and I'm about to break. I need a little room to breathe, 'cuz I'm one step closer to the edge" - Linkin Park, "One Step Closer"

    Stephanie stepped onto the turbolift on the bridge and growled "Deck…

    » Clarifications

    Posted on Thursday 14 March 2019 @ 23:56 by Commander Cale Llewellyn DSci

    Cale walked back into his officer after he and Melody Jones had their pow wow with the Captain and he was pleased with his decision as he thought the Captain had responded the way predicted. So he turned his attention to the new CSciO and the blowout with Lieutenant O'Hara.…

    » Hale's Personal Log - Evolutions

    Posted on Thursday 14 March 2019 @ 14:27 by Master Chief Petty Officer Elizabeth Hale

    :I hope you're somewhere prayin', prayin'. I hope your soul is changin', changin'. I hope you find your peace Falling on your knees, prayin'..." - Ke$ha, "Praying"

    "Blonde roast." Hale placed her usual coffee order from the replicator. The mug whirred and flashed into existence. As she took it up,…

    » It withers quicker than the rose......

    Posted on Saturday 2 March 2019 @ 14:07 by Commander Melody Jones


    Personal log supplemental. Commander Melody Jones.

    It never rains, but it pours.

    Sansa has another growth spurt. My little girl looks so beautiful, well she always did. Now she looks about eighteen. Draxx has decided to transfer to the Merlin to spend time with her. That’s good but I’m…

    » It's my Pity Party and I'll cry if I want to...

    Posted on Wednesday 27 February 2019 @ 02:43 by

    "Lying in my bed I hear the clock ticking and think of you. Caught up in circles, Confusion is nothing new
    Flash back, warm nights, Almost left behind. Suitcase of memories... " Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time"

    Stephanie was currently relieved of active duty. She stepped into her quarters for…