Welcome to the USS Shanghai and the Rimward Exploration Initiative!

Exploration is the driving force of Starfleet, the core and ever-present principle born into every Starfleet Officer. To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before – that is what we are driven to do. To this end, Starfleet has set about new Projects to further its exploration goals.

The Rimward Exploration Initiative, more commonly called REI or the Initiative, is one such project. It is a Federation push to explore out towards the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. This Initiative is made up of Twenty-Six (26) Federation Member and Allied systems with the hope that exploration of the younger parts of the galaxy will help provide new and exciting glimpses of our universe. The Auriga Section of the Perseus Arm is the first step in the exploration. Twelve sectors of void space separate the nearest Federation Sector to the Auriga-Perseus, meaning the area has been mostly unseen by anything other than long range probes until now.

Led by the USS Shanghai, the Initiative is a joint operation between Starfleet, her Allies, and Civilian interests trying to explore this new region. The Shanghai is one of the most advanced ships in the fleet, and specifically modified to provide a mobile mothership with a small fleet of runabouts and auxiliary craft to ferry its science teams throughout the region, and carrying the Fighters and Marines make sure that they are safe doing so. Based out of the small Seppala Station, and with only a few other ships in the region the stage is set to begin a brave new exploration.

The USS Shanghai is an exploration focused sim, set just beyond the known galaxy. The sim hopes to foster an environment where players can help build our little section of the world, from helping design alien worlds and phenomena, to the civilizations and technologies they’ve discovered, and the exploration of characters within that setting. We are always looking for new members, so if you find yourself interested in the idea, send us a message or application!

The Command Team
USS Shanghai NCC-82941
Bravo Fleet, Task Force 93, Forseti Group

::: Current Mission :::
“Of Persephone”

Shanghai and the Initiative return to the Golovin System after their disastrous first contact with the Protectorate. Forced to wait a few months for reinforcements, all the crew is set on repairs and helping build up the colony and station. After a small craft disappears, a discovery under the colony leads to questions about the nature of the planet they've come to know as home. Unexpected guests arrive suspiciously close to the discovery, raising questions about the security and future of the colony.

Latest News Items

» New Player

Posted on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 @ 6:58pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hello, All!

Another new crew member to welcome aboard! Say hello to Ensign Carter Jackson, who will be taking over as our Chief of Operations.

- N.

» Welcome Back

Posted on Mon Jul 9th, 2018 @ 9:41pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hi all,

In case you haven't noticed, I wanted to give a quick note here to let you all know we have a returning crew member. Lt. Commander James Barnes will be returning to the Shanghai. Say hello!

- Sun/N.

» New Crew!

Posted on Mon Mar 19th, 2018 @ 6:50pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hello All!

Another new crew member to announce! Please welcome our new Marine Company CO - Major Dren Fyntar.


» New Crew!

Posted on Wed Mar 14th, 2018 @ 10:29pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hey all,

Please welcome Lieutenant Marcus Anvers, who will be Shanghai's Chief Medical Officer.

So you know, In Character, Marcus will be arriving from Bravo Fleet as part of the first wave of reinforcements - that'll be about two months from the end of the last mission timeline wise. A post will be coming for that part soon.

- N / Sun

» New Mission - "Of Persephone"

Posted on Thu Feb 22nd, 2018 @ 10:30pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hello All,

We've wrapped up the previous mission for the most part, and we'll be starting the next mission this weekend!

Our new mission is "Of Persephone", which will center on a major discovery under Golovin colony. So we'll be working on exploring the colony and Seppala a lot this mission. Expect some guests, though. It will likely be a shorter mission. Introduction posts will begin to roll out over the next few days as that mission begins.

In some other news though, Nikolas Laommiorvatovovich is going to switch to on extended leave for the time being, due to the player's request.

As always, if anyone needs anything or has any questions or ideas, please let me know.

-N. / Sun

Latest Mission Posts

» An Informal Meeting

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Wed Jul 18th, 2018 @ 5:18pm by Ensign Carter Jackson & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes


Christine had taken note of some new personnel that had come aboard the Shanghai, reviewing their files. One of them being the new Chief Operations Officer. The counselor decided that meeting in either's office was much too formal for her. It put people off, she noticed. Which is why…

» An Overdue Meeting

Mission: 5618
Posted on Tue Jul 17th, 2018 @ 10:37pm by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Commander Sun Mei Xiang


The door to the residence pushed open, and Touri's guardsman stepped in slightly. It all but caused the girl to roll her eyes as she heard him speak, "Mistress, a communication for you." He said sternly, but with a clear hint of worry about how she might take her…

» A Beacon In the Darkness

Mission: 5618
Posted on Tue Jul 17th, 2018 @ 3:43pm by Lieutenant Commander James Barnes


James strolled quietly through the corridors of the main hubs of the Cyan spaceport. He had exited the space elevator some half hour before, and had been perusing the station as quickly as appearing a casual visitor would allow. He entered onto one of the main promenades, pausing for…

» Looking Skyward

Mission: 5618
Posted on Sun Jul 15th, 2018 @ 1:54pm by Lieutenant Commander James Barnes & Commander Sun Mei Xiang


The Cyen system was a bustling hub of commerce and travel in Protectorate space. The fourth planet, locally known as "Cyen Prime", was temperate, but most of the development had centered near the equatorial regions. Early space travel made equatorial launches easier, and the society had developed around it.…

» A New Beginning and Old Wounds

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 @ 8:52pm by Ensign Carter Jackson

Carter was sitting in quarters after his first duty shift aboard the Shanghai when he glanced at the nearby PADD, and noticed the date. "Tomorrow," he sighed softly as he slowly got up and walked towards the window of his quarters.

"Computer, Compose subspace message for my Parents" He commanded…

Latest Personal Logs

» Something From The Road

Posted on Tue Apr 8th, 2014 @ 2:20am by Lieutenant JG Dominic Delaney Jr.

Computer, begin recording.


Hey dad!

It's been a long time since I've chatted with you, and I'm sorry that I haven't been as active as I have been in writing you lately. I was able to get transferred to another ship after my medical leave was up. She's a…

» Recovery

Posted on Tue Jan 15th, 2013 @ 5:09am by 2nd Lieutenant Zak Keevon

Well, it had to happen eventually. Getting wounded, that is. Actually, it's amazing I avoided it as long as I did, given that I get shot at for a living. The crazy part is that it was all because of a traitor. Not crazy that it happened, but crazy that…

» Where to begin...

Posted on Sun Jul 22nd, 2012 @ 6:12pm by Ensign Aaron Markus

Ensign Aaron Markus, Personal Log, Supplemental: I have arrived onboard the USS Shanghai and will be assuming the position of Chief of Operations. I'm hoping my tenure here will be long and full of adventure. Seeing as how we're pretty much in the middle of nowhere, there should be plenty…

» Points of Order

Posted on Thu Jul 19th, 2012 @ 2:48am by Lieutenant Martin Smith

Vulcan is an elegant language. Economy of style, logical progressions of etymology, and contrary to popular belief, only one word for "heat". Felek, for reference. However, oddly enough, I'm not reading much about heat in the context of temperature. The Vulcan summary of the events surrounding the Reformation and the…

» Omen

Posted on Wed Jul 4th, 2012 @ 6:50pm by Lieutenant Martin Smith

Well, there goes any hope of sleeping tonight...

I settled down with the computer to see if I could get a good game of go out of the onboard program. It normally doesn't get much call on starships that I'm aware of, so I didn't have high hopes, but it…