Welcome to the USS Merlin!

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen."

merspin.gif16thfleet1.pngIt 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 Ras th'Zaanaq
Executive Officer
USS Merlin
Lieutenant Nir’anyar
2nd Officer/Chief Medical Officer
USS Merlin


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Latest News Items

» Update

Posted on Sunday 29 October 2023 @ 15:28 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all.

So the plan today is I’m going to kick off some more jp’s.
We have a rescue mission leaving Starbase 185 to find the Merlin.
Since time does not exist in the Nexus, I’ll start a post where the rescue team starts to infiltrate the Nexus and try and talk people into coming back.
If anyone is lost or unsure or just wants to have a chat please don’t be a stranger.

All the Best

Captain Melody Jones

» New Writer

Posted on Saturday 2 September 2023 @ 15:43 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

I'd like to introduce our new Chief flight Officer, Ensign Arthro Tridi. I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Captain Melody Jones

» New Mission

Posted on Saturday 2 September 2023 @ 12:37 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

So we're kicking off a new mission on the Merlin:

The Search

In their previous mission, the USS Merlin suffered some extensive damage to their beloved Excalibur class ship. Luckily they managed to get to Deep Space 21 for some repairs and upgrades and some much needed rest and relaxation for the crew. A must for the crew they found themselves laughing and finding new ways to enjoy themselves so they could go back to work recharged and refreshed.

It has been a while since they departed DS21, their mission one of exploration. However a faint call cut short has led to the Merlin being detected adrift, their power dangerously low and in need of assistance. The ship itself devoid of life, where are the crew? Why is the ship adrift? What happened?

Can you be the one that makes the discovery that finds them? The officer that saves the day and the crew from the unknown? Time might be running out, you’ll just have to join and save them before it's too late!

» welcome aboard

Posted on Saturday 2 September 2023 @ 12:35 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all

I'd like to introduce our new XO, Lieutenant Commander Ras th'Zaanaq. I hope they enjoy writing with us.

Captain Melody Jones

» Crew Signatures

Posted on Wednesday 28 June 2023 @ 15:44 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hi all

I've moved the crew signatures to a shared Google document. Click on the link on the page to see the crew signatures. If any need updating, please let me know.


Captain Melody Jones

Latest Mission Posts

» Nexus - Breaking Through

Mission: The Search
Posted on Monday 27 November 2023 @ 07:06 by Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Captain Melody Jones


The setting had changed four other times in the blink of an eye the more Anya thought about what she had wanted from her life but each time she could feel a fog lifting, remembering more from the last shift until finally she found herself in Sickbay of the…

» The Search begins

Mission: The Search
Posted on Sunday 19 November 2023 @ 14:54 by Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Commander Caroline Miller & Lieutenant Commander Ras th'Zaanaq


Captains Log... Supplemental. After having our repairs completed in record time, we were dispatched to determine the fate of the USS Merlin after a distress call was received. We departed Starbase just under 10 hours ago and we pushing our engines to reach the coordinates. We're also currently operating…

» Your skills are required for a job

Mission: The Search
Posted on Monday 13 November 2023 @ 17:36 by Admiral David Jackson & Lieutenant Commander Ras th'Zaanaq & Lieutenant JG Wintrow Paragon



NAME: Stephanie Carlile
RANK: Ensign
Previous posting: USS Merlin, Engineering Specialist
Current posting: Starbase 185, Engineering division
Info: Joined the Merlin under Captain Barstow. Served 3 tours. Transferred to Starbase 185 before Merlin departed on last mission…

» Nexus - Coming To Terms

Mission: The Search
Posted on Wednesday 8 November 2023 @ 19:40 by Lieutenant JG Oakham Renn & Lieutenant JG Zirvell Khen


The cascade of light and sound began to fade as the room stopped spinning around him, he was finally able to get his bearings. The young Bajoran had been working himself hard in the ships gym. Trying to work out his feelings towards a particular crewman. Not only was…

» Calling For Help

Mission: The Search
Posted on Monday 6 November 2023 @ 19:48 by Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Commander Caroline Miller


Anya was leaning back in the chair, staring at the ceiling still in hiding after the incident with Draxx and Matthew. Word had already started to spread around the ship that she was pregnant which wasn't exactly the truth but in many ways it wasn't a falsehood. Instead she…

Latest Personal Logs

» Not a good start

Posted on Monday 13 December 2021 @ 05:12 by

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

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…