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

» If You Aren't the Consumer...

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 @ 1:43am by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes

Tiruk returned to the meeting after some time. He seemed in an almost better mood than he had been when he left. As he entered, the Rigellian gave a quiet bow. "I'm sorry to have had to step out. I'm sure Miss Descharmes was able to handle the negotiations better…

» Prologue: The Message

Mission: 5618
Posted on Wed May 30th, 2018 @ 1:22am by Sun Cai & Lieutenant Theodore Adams

[Golovin Colony]

Cai had been alone for a while. With the Consortium taking up Mei's time, and the Syndicate Lyn's, she was basically left to her own devices for a few days. She and Hiroko and Reiko had done their usual routines - studying, taking care of the residence, and…

» Awakenings

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Fri May 25th, 2018 @ 8:06pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers


Marcus heard bells and chimes from Quarantine. Checking he found their guest awake. He passed through the barriers and moved to the Rigellian's bedside removing the breathing tube as he gasped for breath.

"I am not dead?" The Rigellian asked seeming very surprised to be alive. Looking at Marcus…

» An Offering of Peace

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Sun May 13th, 2018 @ 12:21pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes


In an unsurprising coincidence, Shanghai had been contacted a few days after their Interrogation of their uninvited guests. Their suspicions were all but confirmed by the response from the Consortium, but the Coridanite delegation in the Consortium had given them a lot of corroborating evidence. They did not seem…

» Comes in Threes

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Sun May 6th, 2018 @ 2:17am by Commander Sun Mei Xiang


"Report," Sun barked as she came onto the bridge. Her eyes scanned the room and noticed a few things very quickly. There were multiple faces watching the main screen, and multiple faces appearing on screens other than the view screen. The main screen though, was just watching space it…

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…