Welcome to the 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 Melody Jones
Commanding Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Commander Mathias McPhee
Executive Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Nir’anyar
2nd Officer/Chief Medical Officer
USS Merlin


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» New Mission

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2022 @ 20:26 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Evening all. The new mission has kicked off:

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.

I'll be starting a big JP shortly with all writers as we arrive at Deep Space 21.

» An Announcement

Posted on Sunday 15 May 2022 @ 10:16 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

I'm afraid that due to RL commitments, The writer of Commander Rejal has left the Merlin. We wish him all the best for the future. Lieutenant Commander McPhee is taking over as XO and Lieutenant Nir’anyar will be second officer.

Captain Melody Jones

» Welcome Back

Posted on Monday 4 April 2022 @ 16:45 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

I'd like you to join me in welcoming back Hadir Prenar who will be writing Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, our new Chief Flight control officer. Some of you may remember Lieutenant Michael Ki MD who they wrote last time they were on board and who might be making a guest appearance. I hope they enjoy writing with us once again.

Captain Melody Jones

» Welcome Aboard

Posted on Sunday 9 January 2022 @ 14:09 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

I'd like you to join me in welcoming Lieutenant JG Korotayev Tarr who will be our new Infiltration Specialist I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Captain Melody Jones

» Start of the New Year and New Mission

Posted on Thursday 6 January 2022 @ 17:45 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello everyone

Hope you all had a good Christmas and a happy new year :-)

I've kicked off the new mission, "Disaster!" with a JP that takes place on the bridge just after the ship has been stuck by the Quantum filament. Now I've included everyone so they can get a feel of what's happening and you can start your own post where you find yourself trapped in whatever part of the ship you're starting in.

Systems offline include, but are not limited to the main computer, main and aux power, transporters, turbolifts, replicators, engines (Both warp and impulse), thrusters, and communications (Both internal and external).

Forcefields and emergency bulkheads will have also engaged but some will be damaged.

At the moment, the bridge is completely isolated from the rest of the ship.

If anyone has any questions, comments or is uncertain how to proceed, please don't hesitate to contact me or anyone in the command team.

Wishing you all the best for 2022

Captain Melody Jones

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Latest Mission Posts

» Opposite Factions

Mission: Revelations
Posted on Monday 20 June 2022 @ 14:36 by Lieutenant JG Oakham Renn & Ensign Zirvell Khen

Zirvell found himself wandering, almost feeling like the lost soul he had been for the past decade, even though he'd been pretty much asleep during that time. Still, he felt restless, unable to take his mind off of recent events. Already, he had to abandon a place he had hoped…

» Are you okay?

Mission: Disaster!
Posted on Saturday 18 June 2022 @ 18:55 by Lieutenant Commander Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant JG Gregor Morgan

Beep Beep Beep, there was an indication of a message coming through to Gregor. In her room on SB308, Avelina was waiting nervously hoping that she could reach her boyfriend. Would he answer, will he be answering? There had been word from her father that something had happened to the…

» Leaving the ship

Mission: Disaster!
Posted on Saturday 18 June 2022 @ 18:54 by Lance Corporal Pearl Bijoux & Chief Petty Officer Johnathan "Jack" MacGyver

Down in the shuttlebay, Jack was keeping himself busy checking each of the shuttles docked there in case they might be needed. Just as he was finishing up on one of the Type 2 shuttles, the bay was filled with a red hue as the call for abandon ship came…

» A time to rest

Mission: Disaster!
Posted on Friday 17 June 2022 @ 09:00 by Captain Melody Jones & Lieutenant Ricardo Draxx


Having sorted out the immediate paperwork, Melody decided that she had done enough and headed back to their temporary quarters on the Pegasus where Draxx had very kindly been looking after the twins for the last couple of hours. She had fed them right before she had left but…

» Another Belated Introduction

Mission: Disaster!
Posted on Wednesday 15 June 2022 @ 08:48 by Admiral David Jackson & Captain Melody Jones & Lieutenant Commander Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant Kailu Grekas


Having met the two new additions to the Tactical air group, Melody noticed that they had gained a new chief Intelligence officer just before the incident. "I think it's time we met the new Intelligence officer." She said to Mathias.

"We've been gaining some interesting new crew members, and…

Latest Personal Logs

» Not a good start

Posted on Monday 13 December 2021 @ 05:12 by Lieutenant JG Kevin Bacon

I've been aboard for several days now and all I have done is read over intelligence updates and catch up on the mountain of paperwork that was left over from the last Intelligence officer that was aboard. I was beginning to feel somewhat sleepy and stood up to go over…

» Mixed feelings

Posted on Saturday 9 October 2021 @ 16:52 by Captain Melody Jones


Captain's log: Mission day 3, 0700

It's with mixed feelings that I make this log entry. Sansa has just departed last night on the USS Santa Maria with Lieutenant Teague and Fay to help settle what hopefully will be the first group of Humpback whale colonists. I must admit…

» What now

Posted on Monday 4 October 2021 @ 23:03 by Lieutenant Marbim Rejal

"Well, she's gone. Who I thought was the love of my life, and who I wanted to spend my future with has left. We'd had no argument, no disagreements, all I found was a note and the promise items I'd given her. She has also blocked my ability to communicate…

» The Rams Head

Posted on Monday 4 October 2021 @ 02:16 by Lieutenant JG Gregor Morgan

By the Gods!! I am looking forward to begin construction on the Rams Head and get her up and running. It will be designed on a quaint English country side pub. Nothing to big or fancy, Just a place where one can go to unwind with a few friends and…

» A Moment of Helplessness

Posted on Saturday 17 July 2021 @ 16:42 by Gunnery Sergeant Alexander Beck

Personal Log, Gunnery Sergeant Alexander Beck.

Okay, shit just got real.

I just found out that Marika is involved in an away mission that suddenly went sideways. Granted, I taught my wife how to defend herself. It comes with being a mom, part of the territory. She's good with a…