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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» 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

» Sneak Peak!

Posted on Sunday 10 October 2021 @ 21:57 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hey Guy.

Hope everyone is ok. Here is the description for the upcoming mission... Disaster!

This is a mission with a difference. It will last just 24hrs. Each JP, or solo post will be in Mission hours (MH) not Mission days (MD) and start at 0000 hrs.

After being hit by a Quantum filament, The USS Merlin is adrift. People are stuck all over in different parts of the ship. Main power is offline! Turbolifts are offline! The antimatter containment system is starting to fail. Life and death decisions have to be made. All they have to rely on is each other... Will the crew survive?

If anyone has any questions/comments please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Captain Melody Jones

» 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

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Latest Mission Posts

» The Explosion

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Wednesday 19 January 2022 @ 18:40 by Admiral David Jackson & Captain Melody Jones & Commander Seklar & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal & Major David Scarlet & Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant Kyhl Ch'rehron & Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Lieutenant JG Gregor Morgan & Chief Petty Officer Johnathan "Jack" MacGyver


Melody was sat in her chair as the Merlin dropped out of warp on the outer edge of the Ocronian system. She decided it was best to approach at impulse than just drop out of the sky on top of them. The admiral was stood at the back of…

» Letters

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Tuesday 18 January 2022 @ 15:32 by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Lieutenant JG Gregor Morgan

From Avelina MacPhee
Starbase 308
To Gregor Morgan

Dear Gregor,

It's been awhile since we've written to each other. Perhaps we can do a video chat and just talk? I miss seeing you in the shop. And I miss making your favorite pastry. Tell me is everything all right? Please…

» A world of silence

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Friday 14 January 2022 @ 20:22 by Commander Seklar

It was dark and it was silent. Seklar wasn't sure what had woken him up in the middle of the night. From the corner of his eyes he saw a flickering light and only when he tried to get up, did he notice that he was actually on the floor.…

» Finding a 'sparring' partner

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Friday 14 January 2022 @ 17:27 by Lance Corporal Pearl Bijoux & Chief Petty Officer Johnathan "Jack" MacGyver


Walking into the Gymnasium, Jack was about to spend some of his free time to work out a little and clear his head. His retraining for his new position in the Operations Department was a little bit more of a challenge than he had thought it would be. With…

» Well.... That escalated quickly!

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Sunday 9 January 2022 @ 14:12 by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Hamish Teague


The bunks on the runabout were not particularly roomy, but Sansa was not complaining as she snuggled up to Hamish, slowly getting her breath back.

Hamish gently stroked her back, marvelling at its silken texture, then he pulled Sansa close giving her a gentle kiss. "That was amazing," he…

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 Commander 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…