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 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

» Bravo Fleet

Posted on Mon Jan 15th, 2018 @ 1:47am by Commander Sun Mei Xiang in Simm Announcement

Hey Everyone,

As most of you know, we've been looking for a new Fleet for Shanghai. In this instance, it is to keep us moving in the right direction, to find new roleplayers and crew, and to keep Shanghai going. We're joining their TF93, so we'll be changing a few little things around to better fit their timeline. This will mostly be little changes on the website, little changes to specs such as merging a couple decks and losing the McCall (in exchange for Valkyries), and the upcoming shift in Timeline. Other than that, however, we will mostly stay the same. I'm excited to be moving forward.

If anyone wants to adjust characters, roles, etc in an official capacity, let me know. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns I'm on discord and you can always reach me by email.

Thank you,

» Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on Thu Nov 23rd, 2017 @ 12:20am by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias in Out of Character

Since I probably won't be online tomorrow, I wanted to take the opportunity to bid all of my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving!


Latest Mission Posts

» Out of Time - Part Two

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Wed Apr 18th, 2018 @ 10:24pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Lieutenant Commander Azumi Morganna & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes


"Aiya, where to start..." Sun said rubbing her neck lightly. She took a breath. "Okay, I guess our angle first. A few weeks ago we arrived in an area of the galaxy known as Auriga-Perseus. It's three months across dark space at warp eight, to give you a little…

» Delicate Operations

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Tue Apr 17th, 2018 @ 12:17pm by Lieutenant Marcus Anvers

OR 2:

Marcus made the last swipe of the dermal regenerator over the Marines face. The young Sergeant had luck on his side as he kept his eye and would not even have a scar to show for the events of that day. Marcus put and entry into the personnel…

» Reconnecting

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Mon Apr 16th, 2018 @ 4:23pm by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Commander Azumi Morganna

Lyn had managed to sneak into Sickbay, something that her half-sister Kachiko had taught her years and years past.

She had heard word that somehow Azumi Morganna was aboard and out of time. Then again, Karsel'lyn had clearance beyond her station, given the classified information she had been exposed to…

» Interrogation

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Sun Apr 15th, 2018 @ 6:14pm by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Major Dren Fyntar & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes

OOC (Sun): Interrogation post following Uninvited. Feel free to jump in with an NPC.


[Corridors, Medical Deck]

Sun was at sickbay shortly after being summoned there, though at first she was a bit nervous coming to sickbay. This wasn't the first time she had done something like this, and…

» A nessesary appointment

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Sun Apr 15th, 2018 @ 3:57am by Major Dren Fyntar & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers


[Deck 7 - Medical]

A couple of hours after meeting with the Captain Fyntar rode the turbo lift up to Deck 7, which contained the majority of the Shanghai's medical facilities. The door slid open, but he hesitated before stepping off. He had come to dread what was coming.…

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…