Welcome to the USS Shanghai!

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.

The USS Shanghai-A was chosen to lead a group of explorers beyond deep space and to a new, unexplored section of the galaxy far rim-ward from Federation lines and the Reayan Sector Block. With fresh retrofits and a new crew, she set out on a mission of exploration and support. With the colonists in Auriga-Perseus feeling betrayed by Starfleet's sudden withdrawal, and the Protectorate (a union of numerous species from the region with reckless use of technologies such as chroniton weaponry and nanotech) still a threat, the colonies turned towards themselves and their local allies for survival. Now, Shanghai is returning to the region, struggling to reclaim any reputation that Starfleet once had and to provide some semblance of normalcy and safety to those who felt forgotten by the Federation. Can the Shanghai and her crew regain the foothold in the region? Or has the damage of the last decade done more to the idea of the Federation than is repairable?

The USS Shanghai is an exploration and support 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. The Shanghai was founded in 2009 and has a dedicated crew with a long history. We are always looking for new members, so if you find yourself interested in the simm, send us a message or application!

The Command Team
USS Shanghai NCC-82941 – Task Force 93, Task Group 86

::: Upcoming Mission :::
“To Be Announced”

Latest News Items

» Database/Wiki!

Posted on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 @ 9:15am by Captain Mei Xiang Sun in General News

Hello all!

You may have noticed that the Database (our Wiki page) is gone from the headers. Why? Well, while working on my website I broke it. Instead of leaving up the broken link, I decided to bring it down. It may not be recoverable either, and that is fully on me as human error. So, I am sorry to all of you who used that or had helped get it built up like it was.

The silver lining I am going with is that we were starting a new phase of the Shanghai anyway. But, either way, I do apologize. I'll see if I can recover it, or what we can do to move forward. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know.


» Gargantua JPs

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2020 @ 7:07pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D in General News

Hey all,

This is a message I posted on the Discord server, but since a few of us aren't there, I'm posting this here as well.

Just letting everyone know there will be two part 4 posts in your inbox...It was necessary to split them between the two groups with how much was going on. But the two part 4s will be going up on Friday afternoon if anyone has anything further to add to them. I apologize if it seems very abrupt we are ending the mission like this, but with that one posted, it will be the conclusion of the 2389 timeline, minus back posts, and flashbacks of course. It was done so that we could start in on 2399, which we thank for your patience with. :)

On that note, I realized some of you are Tasha Yar'ing over to the new Shanghai and that the sudden closure of the mission and that JP probably has you lost, which is understandable since it has closed earlier than expected. I strongly recommend solo posts to highlight your character's journey over to the 99 Shanghai. I would be more than happy to help out and can give some minor background details to give you a better idea of what may have happened after the posting of the JPs as well as working out some ideas with your personal stories. Any other questions, please message me. Once again, my apologies for the abrupt ending of it.


» Second Officer!

Posted on Wed Jun 3rd, 2020 @ 10:08pm by Captain Mei Xiang Sun in General News

Hello, all!

We've selected a new Second Officer - so without further ado, we'll be adding Wale Scholl to the Command Team. Say congrats when you get the chance. It'll happen in character at the end of this mission with the reshuffle, but out of character, he'll be taking over some of those roles too. So now, if you need anything, you can reach out to me, Christine, or Wale, and we'll get you set up.

I also wanted to take a minute and say thank you to everyone who sent in interest. In all honesty, I've been playing on and running simms for a couple of decades now and I've never had as many interested parties, or as many qualified parties. I can't explain how gratifying it was to have to actually sit down and go through each person and talk it out. It really showed us just how incredible this crew is when we looked at it.

In all honesty, for each of you that applied, there wasn't one of you we didn't think would have been a good fit - and that made the decision more challenging than we expected.

So, Thank you - all of you - for being part of the Shanghai team. It is an absolute joy to play with this crew.

- N/Sun

» Second Officer Applications, Last Call

Posted on Thu May 14th, 2020 @ 12:29am by Captain Mei Xiang Sun in General News

One quick note. I just wanted to remind anyone interested in the position OOC and IC needs to reach out to the command team by the end of the week. We'll be making our decision in the next week or two. If you've already sent us word, no need to resend it. We just wanted to make sure everyone had a final reminder before we make our decisions.

Thanks all,

- the Command Team.

» IMPORTANT: Tags, PNPCs, etc

Posted on Mon May 4th, 2020 @ 4:32pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D in General News

Hey all,

I would just like to remind everyone to please pay attention to tags in current and previous mission JPs. Playing NPCs is fine and we strongly encourage it to help bring depth and a balanced storytelling element to the Shanghai but a character has made an appearance in a current JP that had been otherwise told to stay behind. While we understand that it's harder to coordinate and keep track of the many characters/NPCs that make an appearance in these big group JPs and we encourage a freeform style of creativity (we are by no means stifling that), we are strongly recommending that everyone pay attention to the section that their character has made/or will make an appearance in. It adds continuity and a somewhat linear form of storytelling and it's less confusing for others trying to tag in.

I know this has been mentioned before but if you would like to create a PNPC, please double-check with the player of the department you want to play that character in. This is also a reminder that said PNPC must never be a higher rank than Lieutenant JG and never the same or higher rank than the department head. The command team reserves the right to make adjustments as necessary. And if you're ever unsure about something, please ask. As well, if you would like to use a PNPC in a post or a JP, please ask permission or include them. That being said, we are revising our current PNPC guidelines.

As per our usual request, if anyone has plot ideas, storylines, worldbuilding, feel free to use the appropriate OOC discussions or pass them onto Nate or me.

Finally, we're also looking to add a third member to the official command team - both In Character and Out of Character. Out of character, this would mostly help us with back end information and problem-solving as issues arise, as well as help keeping things moving during any slowdowns or absence of the CO or XO. We're gauging interest at this point, so if you would like to be the second officer of the Shanghai (again IC and OOC), send us both a message expressing interest, and if you have the time, why you think you'd be a good fit for the position. No promises, but with things moving along nicely in the ship, we decided it would be best to at least start that process now. Reach out if you're interested!

Thanks and happy simming!

The Command Team

Latest Mission Posts

» Ubi et Finem, Gargantua - Part Four (Shanghai)

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Fri Jul 31st, 2020 @ 9:25pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D & Captain Mei Xiang Sun & Lieutenant Commander Wale Scholl Ph.D. & Lieutenant Limmi Ovim & Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis & Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD & Ensign Jane Sinclair & Lieutenant JG Thalla zh'Ennev MD

[Shanghai Bridge]

"Captain, strange readings from the cruiser." Alexander turned quickly to Mei as he spoke. "Some sort of power fluctuation in the engineering section and they're not responding to our hails. Open on all channels, Sir, but we're not getting anything either." He quickly ran to an adjacent console,…

» Ubi et Finem, Gargantua - Part Four (Away Team)

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Fri Jul 31st, 2020 @ 5:25pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D & Lieutenant Commander Wale Scholl Ph.D. & Lieutenant Lisa Jones & Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Ensign Jane Sinclair


[Edasichian Ship]

She sent a few commands, none of which did much until the fifth one caused the lift tube to make an audible creak. “Stand back!” she yelled quickly.

The turbolift car’s braking system failed and it went crashing down several more decks. The gravity push field in…

» The Crisis in Crossing

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Sun Jul 26th, 2020 @ 11:21am by Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Lieutenant Lisa Jones & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD


On the Shanghai – A Sickbay, Doctor Ross was having a terrible time trying to keep down the patients who were undergoing temporal psychosis.

"Hold him down harder, please." He addressed one of the male nurses. The staff was having to keep an officer from punching and hitting the…

» Unearthed Shadows

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Sun Jul 19th, 2020 @ 1:14pm by Lieutenant JG Calvin Kennedy & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD


Calvin Kennedy had boarded the USS Shanghai, retrofitted Galaxy Class starship. Calvin was an Engineering Assistant to the Chief Engineer. In the years past he had become a Father to his Son Callum aged 10. He was a lot to handle, yet a steady and firm control was enforced,…

» The Mirror: Part Two

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Tue Jul 14th, 2020 @ 4:59pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D & Captain Mei Xiang Sun & Lieutenant Commander James Barnes & Fujita Hiroko


How long had she been asleep? She didn't know, she couldn't tell if it had been hours or just a few minutes. He was gone, had been for some time now and who knew when he would come back. Christine had chosen to lie down, hoping it would help…

Latest Personal Logs

» Death Notification, 2386

Posted on Wed Apr 1st, 2020 @ 4:01am by Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis

STARDATE: October 15th, 2386

Department of Starfleet Records, Starfleet Command


Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis
Chief Operations Officer
USS Shanghai
Task Force 93
Serial: EHM-126984-299844

Lieutenant Kolokotronis,

On behalf of Starfleet Command, it is my sad duty to confirm and inform you that your wife, Haley Celine Kolokotronis, is presumed to…

» An Overdue Letter

Posted on Fri Feb 7th, 2020 @ 3:05am by Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis


TO: Commander Demetrios Alexander Kolokotronis, Executive Officer, USS Portland

Dear Uncle Demetrios,

Δόξα τω θεώ! Congratulations on your promotion! I've missed you my Uncle. I apologize for me being unable to reach out to you earlier.

Things have been improving, overall. My anxiety has definitely lessened over…

» Something From The Road

Posted on Mon Apr 7th, 2014 @ 10:20pm 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 @ 12:09am 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 @ 2:12pm 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…