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

» Next Mission

Posted on Monday 12 February 2024 @ 18:03 by Captain Melody Jones in General News

Hello all.

Here is our next mission summary:

Moopsy Mainia!

Leaving Starbase 185 after repairs, the Merlin receives a distress call from Deep Space 3, A scientific research lab. When they arrive, the crew finds most of the research team dead, only their skins left. Only one researcher is left alive and he has a horrific tale to tell:

The project they were working on has been stolen and if perverted into a weapon, could spell disaster for the Federation. But who would steal it and why?

The trail leads the Merlin to a remote planet.

Can they recapture what the scientists were working on…. Or is it already too late?

I hope this sounds exciting to everyone and gets their creative juices flowing :-)

» 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

Latest Mission Posts

» And we're back

Mission: The Search
Posted on Tuesday 30 January 2024 @ 22:35 by Captain Melody Jones & Ensign Charlie Cooper & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Commander Seklar & Lieutenant Commander Ras th'Zaanaq & Lieutenant Nir’anyar & Ensign Tridi


Captain Smith was pacing the bridge. "Computer. Time"

"The time is 2104."

It was almost 5 minutes he thought to himself. The ECH stood off to one side, a neutral expression on her face.

"It looks like they were not successful..." Smith said to himself, dejected.

Melody's voice came…

» Retriving Melody

Mission: The Search
Posted on Thursday 30 November 2023 @ 21:55 by Captain Melody Jones & Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Commander Ras th'Zaanaq


Sansa and Ras found themselves standing outside a log cabin. It was set in a forest with a lake nearby. the sun was shining down and the smell of home cooking was in the air. It was an idyllic setting. Sansa looked around for a moment. it was beautiful,…

» A ghost ship

Mission: The Search
Posted on Thursday 30 November 2023 @ 21:27 by Civilian Sansa Draxx-Jones & Lieutenant Commander Ras th'Zaanaq & Ensign Tridi & Lieutenant JG Wintrow Paragon


When the transporter effect faded, Team Alpha found themselves standing on a dark, silent bridge. The only light came from the bridge stations and the intermittent glow of red alert.

Captain Smith's eyes were still adjusting to the dark when an unknown female voice spoke. "Hands up! I'm armed!…

» 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…

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…