The Walk
Ghost Ship
Stardate 249680

Ghost Ship

Mission Day:
Shore Leave Day 1
Academy Days


  • Starbase 501

  • Speed:
  • Docked

  • 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!

    Commander Melody Jones
    Commanding Officer
    USS Merlin
    Lieutenant Marbim Rejal
    Executive Officer
    USS Merlin
    Commander Caroline Miller
    2nd Officer
    USS Merlin


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    Latest News Items

    » Latest addition

    Posted on Saturday 7 December 2019 @ 11:35 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey guys

    I would like you to join me in welcoming back Andrew who will be writing Richard "Wolf" Johnson, Psy.D. The Marine company Commander of Knights squad.

    » Update

    Posted on Thursday 5 December 2019 @ 22:49 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey guys

    The problem with the security certificate on the Merlin site seems to have been resolved and is working once again.

    If it is ok with all, I was thinking having shore leave end with the New Year and we can start the new mission properly.

    If anyone has any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any other on the Command team.

    Merry Christmas to all.


    Melody Jones
    Commanding Officer.

    » Hello all....

    Posted on Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 17:48 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hello all

    First of all, I’d like to apologise for being a bit quiet over the last month. My work rota has been quite intensive and getting a night on the computer has been few and far between. I will be sending a private message to all crew just to check in and make sure everyone is ok. I’d also like to thank everyone for their continuing support on the site and hope with your help we can continue to go from strength to strength.


    » New Mission

    Posted on Tuesday 1 October 2019 @ 21:23 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey guys

    I was just having a look at our posting log and almost everyone has posted within the last two weeks which is great. Good work folks, let's keep up the posts. It doesn’t always have to be massive JP’s with everyone. We haven’t had many solo post or personal logs recently but they are always welcome. It can be personal interaction or holodeck adventure or who knows. Use your imagination.

    So I’ll be opening up the new mission shortly called “Ghost Ship”. With the reintroduction of mission day here is a rough guide of the layout for the first 14 days.

    Shore Leave. (SLD 1 through 7) – 1 Week shore leave. Personal posts and JP’s at player discretion. A transport to Risa is provided for any crew who wish to go there.

    Mission Day 1 (MD1) – Preparation for departure and mission briefing.
    MD2 – Departure from Starbase 501
    MD3 through MD6 - Travel time.
    MD7 – Arrival at search area and beginning of search.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


    Melody Jones

    » Upcoming changes

    Posted on Thursday 26 September 2019 @ 21:11 by Commander Melody Jones in General News

    Hey all

    It’s with some sadness that I have to inform you that Andrew has had to resign as CO due to real life responsibilities. We wish him the very best and hope everything works out OK. He has asked me to step up and assume command of the Merlin.

    There will be some minor changes in the command team coming up and the start of a new mission with shore leave at the beginning. We will also be re introducing mission days to keep the timeline more organised. I hope the transition will be smooth and if you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the command team.

    Melody Jones

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    Latest Mission Posts

    » The Walk

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Thursday 12 December 2019 @ 22:45 by Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding & Commander Melody Jones

    OOC: I thought I'd get this one started. I know we technically don't need to do it, but I thought it'd be good for character development.


    Hayley arrived outside the Jones/Draxx villa at 0855 as she had promised she would to Sansa the night before. Wearing a white t-shirt,…

    » Starbase Engineering Face Off

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Wednesday 11 December 2019 @ 08:52 by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix & Lieutenant Marbim Rejal & Lieutenant Breana Rathburn


    Sav was sitting down in the waiting area just outside of the very busy Engineering Ship Coordination Center. There were several vessels in for repairs and refits while crews were on shoreleave. Since Risa was usually a time of being on planet for a month, scheduled refits and repairs…

    » Keeping informed

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Tuesday 10 December 2019 @ 16:09 by Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx & Commander Melody Jones


    Melody had returned to their guest house after spending most of the day on the beach. She was still waiting for a Draxx and Sansa to return from their fishing expedition when the comm system beeped.

    “Commander Jones. There’s a subspace com link for you from Starbase 501, Admiral…

    » Explanations & Consequences

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Tuesday 10 December 2019 @ 15:43 by Lieutenant JG Ricardo Draxx & Commander Melody Jones & Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding

    Hayley walked hand in hand with Sansa as the latter led the former towards where her villa was situated. It felt a little awkward walking holding hands as they were, but Sansa didn't seem to show any signs of wanting to let go of that reassurance that she was safe…

    » Jamaharon is not for everyone

    Mission: Ghost Ship
    Posted on Monday 9 December 2019 @ 23:53 by Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding & Commander Melody Jones


    With her parents having a romantic meal to celebrate, Sansa had gone down the main resort complex to wait for her friend. She had met Kimmy on the shuttle over and had become fast friends. She had suggested a game of hover ball and she would meet Sansa at…

    Latest Personal Logs

    » Internal Musings

    Posted on Tuesday 10 December 2019 @ 17:54 by Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding


    Personal Log; Lieutenant JG Hayley Godding

    Well, I'm on Risa, and true to my usual form, I've managed to land myself into a situation.

    I thought I'd finally gotten to get some rest and relaxation by coming to the one place in the galaxy that you're guarenteed to have…

    » First Log

    Posted on Thursday 5 December 2019 @ 19:49 by Lieutenant Commander Rionuj ch'Anidem

    Chief Strategic Operations Officer log,

    This is my first entry since accepting my reassignment to the USS Merlin. In my three days aboard I have been working on retrofitting the Tactical Information Center on decks 4 and 5. I've met with the chief of security and the heads of the…

    » Time to relax

    Posted on Wednesday 4 December 2019 @ 21:16 by Commander Melody Jones


    Personal log. Commander Melody Jones.

    We’ve arrived at Risa and today I’ve decided to nothing and rest afterwards. Sansa and Draxx have gone fishing. Sansa is keen to learn from her father and he is still going on about catching that damn spiny fish.

    I’m lying next to a…

    » A New begining

    Posted on Thursday 3 October 2019 @ 19:43 by Commander Melody Jones


    Personal log: Commander Melody Jones Stardate 73221.2

    With docking complete and having a final debrief from the Station commander, we are now free for a week's shore leave. Myself, Draxx and Sansa are taking the transport to Risa for five days for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. I've heard…

    » 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…