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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!


**THIS IS AN 18+ WRITING COMMUNITY**










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




» 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.

Sam
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.

Thanks


Sam
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

Sam
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+


Sam
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.


Sam
Captain Melody Jones



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Latest Mission Posts




» A Quiet night

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Friday 15 October 2021 @ 19:51 by Captain Melody Jones

ON:

Melody sat alone in her quarters, some piano music playing softly in the background. Draxx was working a late shift that evening and Melody always liked to see him before she went to bed.

There had been something of a panic earlier as when she was cleaning out the…


» The new guy on the block

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Friday 15 October 2021 @ 16:14 by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Chief Petty Officer Johnathan "Jack" MacGyver

On:

It had been a while since the other Engineer had been gone, and Mathias had been pitching in as defacto chief of both Ops and Engineering. Those of engineering were capable to keep things moving forward until they got another chief engineer. However he was needed to check on…


» Learning the ropes

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Thursday 14 October 2021 @ 12:07 by Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Lieutenant Commander Marbim Rejal

ON

After the almost destruction of a planet, Captain Jones has asked Commander Rejal to work with Lieutenant Nir'anyar on Bridge Officer training and exam

Miles was standing in Stellar Cartography looking at a 3D map of the Alpha Quadrant when Anya arrived. The two crewmen who are normally on…


» Reunited

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Tuesday 12 October 2021 @ 19:09 by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Commander Caroline Miller

ON:

Caroline appeared on the transporter padd. Her legs immediately gave way under her. She suddenly knew she was safe. Onboard the Merlin again. The constant flight reaction since her imprisonment and incredible increase having that winged creature imprint on her was suddenly gone and she didn't quite know what…


» History unveiled

Mission: First Contact
Posted on Tuesday 12 October 2021 @ 19:06 by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Commander Caroline Miller

ON:

Caroline was exhausted and beginning to loose a sense of time as to how long she had been in this prison. She also felt very sick and the small test she had managed to conduct on herself in secret had turned up worrying results. She was pregnant. And she…



Latest Personal Logs




» Mixed feelings

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

ON:

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…


» 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…