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 Marbim Rejal
Executive Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
2nd Officer
USS Merlin


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Latest News Items

» Full crew JP’s

Posted on Friday 27 August 2021 @ 09:26 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hey all

In JP’s where the full crew or a large number of writers are involved, once the post has been written, if rewrites are absolutely necessary could you please put an out of character comment (OOC) before the correction is made outlining what needs to be changed and why so other writers can see and agree the changes are needed and alter their responses accordingly. This is not necessary for spelling or grammatical corrections, only if the meaning or tone of the plot of the JP has been changed, but could we please keep this to a minimum please.

In joint posts that do not involve the whole crew or a large number of writers, eg 2 or 3 players, rewrites and edits are down to the discretion of the writers in the post.


Melody Jones

» New Mission - First Contact

Posted on Monday 23 August 2021 @ 21:28 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi All

So I’ll be kicking off the new mission this evening which will run in parallel with the last few posts of the old mission.

The first post will be the staff briefing. Everyone will be included so you know what’s happening. If you’re not in the briefing you can always add in another section what your character is doing at the time of the briefing.

If you are unsure just send me a PM

Melody Jones

» Upcoming mission outline

Posted on Friday 20 August 2021 @ 21:07 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi all

Here is a rough mission day guide to our next mission, First Contact. Please note that on some days it mentions character development and own jp’s, these are just suggestion and these can be ongoing throughout the mission.

MD 1 - Staff briefing, Merlin to hold position for the arrival of USS Santa Maria.
PM - USS Santa Maria arrives
MD 2 - Transfer of supplies from Santa Maria to Merlin
MD 3 - AM Santa Maria departs with Sansa Draxx-Jones and Lieutenant Teague. Merlin to begin exploring local star systems.
MD 4 - Exploring first star system - unknown discoveries. General character development and own jp’s.
MD 5-10 Santa Maria en route to Fay's Planet, Merlin explores next 2 local star systems. Cont. General character development and own jp’s
MD 11 - Santa Maria to arrive at Fay's Planet.
MD 15 - Merlin to encounter the Tok vessil, to escourt them back to their home planet.
MD 16 - Merlin arrives at Tok homeworld
MD 20 - Discovery of Tok secret TBD.
MD 25-30 - Exploreing potentional resolutions to problem
MD 31 - Sansa and Lieutenant Teague to depart Fay's homeworld for return to Merlin.
MD 32 - Resolution of Tok problem.
MD 35 - Sansa and Hamish to return with an unexpected passenger.
MD 36+

Captain Melody Jones

» New crew member

Posted on Friday 20 August 2021 @ 20:55 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

I'd like you to join me in welcoming Lieutenant Gulliver ‘Gull’ Chester who will be our new chief engineer. I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Captain Melody Jones

» New player

Posted on Friday 16 July 2021 @ 09:32 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi All

I'd like you all to join me in welcoming aboard Chief Petty Officer Johnathan "Jack" MacGyver who is joining us as the new engineering specialist.

I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Melody Jones

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Latest Mission Posts

» Meeting the new Engineer

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Sunday 26 September 2021 @ 19:23 by Captain Melody Jones & Commander Seklar


Having sorted out the staff briefing and spoken to the Doctor, Melody was going over the transfer orders and noticed they had a new chief engineer starting today. She decided to go and meet them.

Melody left her Ready room and headed down to main engineering. Having been both…

» An Evening of music

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Thursday 23 September 2021 @ 20:39 by Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Hamish Teague


It was Melody's night off and she liked to unwind by playing the piano in the Round table. The crew always seemed to enjoy it and it added to the ambience. The babies also seemed to enjoy Melody's playing, at least she hoped they did. She had read that…

» Bringing the XO up to speed

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Monday 20 September 2021 @ 13:26 by Captain Melody Jones & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal


Having visited the Santa Maria to view the whale habitat, Melody had returned to the Merlin and headed back to the bridge to brief the XO. As she entered she made eye contact with Rejal. "Number One will you join me in my ready room."

"Yes Mam." MIles locked…

» Old faces, new people

Mission: A Cry from the Darkness
Posted on Monday 20 September 2021 @ 13:22 by Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant Hamish Teague & Civilian Abigale Blackwood


With the arrival of the USS Santa Maria, Melody made her way to the transporter room. She had advised Mathias, Hamish, and Sansa that Fay and Doctor Blessed would be beaming over. She arrived at the transporter room at the same time as Sansa who was clearly excited to…

» Actions, reactions, and repercussions

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Monday 20 September 2021 @ 06:38 by Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Captain Melody Jones


Anya waited until everyone had gone before raising her eyes to meet those of the Captains. She found she had not moved from the chair at the opposite end of the conference table and had her own gaze fixed on the Chief Medical Officer. Her mouth moved as if…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» Learning the ropes

Posted on Saturday 24 April 2021 @ 06:05 by Lieutenant JG Rylov Carter

Personal Log Lieutenant (JG) Rylov Carter:
The pilots on the USS Merlin minus the newly pilots that came aboard with me are starting to become a bit lax. I don’t know what the cause of this lax and almost lazy attitude is but I will have to talk to the…

» Sav Musing about When Marriage will Occur

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021 @ 07:35 by Commander Save'ena (Sav) Tillatix


Sav as waiting in her quarters for Miles to show up so they could go to Supper together. As the XO, he was usually very busy till 2100 hours, but Sav didn't mind. She loved helping him relax, and enjoyed the personal time together when Miles wasn't too tired,…

» Where to begin?

Posted on Saturday 21 November 2020 @ 22:05 by Captain Melody Jones

Captains personal log, supplemental.

Well well well, where to begin? It’s been an interesting mission. So much has happened I’ve negotiated a peace treaty with a new alien race, me and Draxx are trying for another baby after the injections given to me by Caroline not only will make me…

» First Day

Posted on Sunday 4 October 2020 @ 21:01 by Ensign Michael Sevmet

Ensign's Personal Log. Stardate *******

Well it's my first day. My transfer orders from the USS Lexington were successfully logged in at 10.00 hrs, and I FINALLY have my own quarters. Thank god this vessel is so big! I'm just about done sharing a cabin with Ensign Taylor. One less…