Guess who's coming to dinner...
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

    » FYI

    Posted on Sunday 15 September 2019 @ 19:35 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    Just a heads up, for some reason I'm not getting site e-mails, and just finding out. For now please e-mail me directly if you need anything from me and I'll be on the site a lot more. Also, please keep in mind, I cannot reply on discord except for on weekends right now, so, e-mail needs to be used during the week to get me :)


    » Discord

    Posted on Friday 30 August 2019 @ 18:42 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    I just wanted to drop a note real fast about my discord presence. During the week I am going to not be around on discord to much. I started my Masters degree in May and am going through a bit of a transition in my living situation as well, in a good way :). However, you can get me in email or PM through the site, I *am* active, just my discord time is going to be limited to weekends :). Thanks guys!


    » Absence

    Posted on Tuesday 20 August 2019 @ 16:51 by Captain John "Apollo" Barstow, M.D. in General News

    Hey All,

    I had an unscheduled absence for the last few weeks due to RL getting extremely bad there for a minute. However, I am back now. I’ll be playing an NPC for a bit, while Barstow is out....somewhere ;P. I want to thank Commander Jones for stepping up and the support when I had to go, as well as everyone for continuing logging in my absence :D.

    We have a plan still playing out, so, stay tuned for more!


    » 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


    Latest News From Around The Fleet

    » Post Spotlight ? USS Pioneer

    In the post that follows two officers from the USS Pioneer, Jennifer Masters CIO & Dana Wakefield former COO and now Ops Officer, guide each other through a very trying time. Masters having just been severely injured and facing the possibility of losing her sight for good. Wakefield having just been ordered to destroy an… Read More »Post Spotlight – USS Pioneer

    » Frontier Diplomacy

    Starbase 621, Tzenkethi Frontier – At the gates of the Federation, a meeting of unprecedented levels has presented itself. The Federation Diplomatic Corps has arranged a meeting with representatives of the Cardassian Union, the Tzenkthi Alliance, and the Romulan Empire. High level meetings on such a scale have not taken place among these powers since… Read More »Frontier Diplomacy

    » Elysium Command Crew RESCUED while Questions abound!

    Questions are being raised around recent events involving the USS Elysium and it’s crew.  Not 4 weeks ago, Commodore Evelyn Mountbatten, of Starfleet Operations boarded the ship at DS9 with her two of her adjuncts, One Commander Garrett Lovejoy,(Who was previously slated for the Executive officer?s role on the Elysium before it was given to… Read More »Elysium Command Crew RESCUED while Questions abound!

    » Starfleet Detects Extragalactic Object, USS Defiant Sent to Investigate

    Federation News Network – January 14th 2264 Starfleet Long Range Telemetry has detected something interesting headed toward our neighborhood of the Milky Way. An extragalactic object of unknown origin is on course to arrive in a region of the Perseus Arm, outside of Federation territory. Starfleet Command declined to comment on the nature of the… Read More »Starfleet Detects Extragalactic Object, USS Defiant Sent to Investigate

    » Task Force 72 Monthly Report ? June 2019

    Intro Well, I can?t believe how fast the year is going, we are already into the latter half of the year. I?d still like to know where February, March, April, May, and June went. Anyways, this month was relatively quiet with nothing too big happening. So this will be a shorter report than normal. I?ve… Read More »Task Force 72 Monthly Report ? June 2019

    Latest Mission Posts

    » Guess who's coming to dinner...

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Friday 20 September 2019 @ 20:53 by Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding & Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx


    Lieutenant Godding had only recently come onboard and had missed the dinner party Melody had held for senior staff. Melody decided to invite her for dinner to officially welcome her to the Merlin and also, to get to know her new chief of security better.

    Having only been on…

    » Dinner for all

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 17:13 by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Michael Ki MD & Lieutenant JG Artis Lomar & Master Chief Petty Officer Harris Zim & Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx

    *** Commander Jones has invited the senior staff to an informal meal in her quarters which she is cooking so everyone has a chance to mingle and interact. Lieutenant Draxx is invited as he and Melody are now an item. Sansa is helping. ***


    Melody was busy with several…

    » The End?

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Monday 2 September 2019 @ 09:22 by Commander Melody Jones & Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Lieutenant Michael Ki MD & Master Chief Petty Officer Harris Zim


    Melody stood watching the viewscreen. "Helm. Bring us out of warp and put us in standard orbit." She turned to Rejal "I don't like it. Where's the welcoming committee?"

    Sav dropped the ship out of warp and plotted a course towards the planet.

    Looking over his console, Miles actually…

    » New Directions

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Friday 23 August 2019 @ 11:19 by 2nd Lieutenant Alex Richards

    The culmination of all his endeavours to this point had come to this very moment, finding himself sitting outside Major Winters office along with his fellow officer graduates of Force Recon training at Camp Quantico. It would be in the next few minutes that he and his comrades would find…

    » Wild horses

    Mission: The New Collective
    Posted on Thursday 22 August 2019 @ 16:53 by Lieutenant Breana Rathburn & Commander Caroline Miller

    Nothing like having a great day planned, at least she hoped it would be a great day. Introducing someone to something that scared them always made for a slight challenge, but she was pretty sure she could handle it. Having made arrangements with Caroline to meet in the holodeck for…

    Latest Personal Logs

    » All the worlds a stage.....

    Posted on Tuesday 3 September 2019 @ 13:47 by Commander Melody Jones

    Commander Melody Jones. Personal Log:

    With most of our battle damage repaired, we are almost at Starbase and the end of our current mission. Unfortunately the ship could not make it under its own power, The U.S.S Apollo had to tow us. I’ve still not fully come to terms with…

    » Messed up again

    Posted on Sunday 18 August 2019 @ 22:18 by Lieutenant Marbim Rejal

    Computer, open a personal log - "Tonight with Sav was wonderful. It felt good to be held. Then the nightmare started. I've had my own share of them, but there's something behind hers that frighten me. Then the hand thing. I slipped, forgot she wasn't Cardassian, probably looked bad to…

    » 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,…