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 Mission Posts

» Prologue - Limping Home

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 @ 1:44am by Commander Sun Mei Xiang

Mei sat in her ready room, perched upon the couch sitting on her legs with a cover wrapped around her shoulders. She sat watching space flow past them a bit slower than normal. She held a PaDD in one hand, with everything set up to record her log entry. She…

» Nightmares & Tea

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Thu Feb 22nd, 2018 @ 2:48am by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Commander Sun Mei Xiang


It couldn't have been zero four hundred hours. The starscape still zipped past through the window just behind their bed, distant streaks of light dragging by as the ship pushed through open space. The hum of the warp engines was calming, most nights. Tonight seemed a bit different for…

» Minus Two

Mission: Shakedown Mark II
Posted on Wed Feb 21st, 2018 @ 11:06pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes & Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi


The dust had barely cleared before the Shanghai started assessing damage and the conditions. The destruction of the Protectorate ship left a lot of damage both to the Shanghai and others, and the ship itself was gone - the sheer energy released leaving only a cloud of debris in…

» Never Alone - Part Three

Mission: Shakedown Mark II
Posted on Sat Feb 17th, 2018 @ 8:55pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes & Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi


Mei didn't appear as nervous as she could have. Her crews ideas had been set into motion, they had built a bridge to evacuate Togo, and prepared in case it needed destroyed. The other two vessels had retreated and were preparing to flee the system as soon as trouble…

» Never Alone - Part Two

Mission: Shakedown Mark II
Posted on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 @ 12:31am by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias


The Shanghai and Hippogriff had arrived in the sector not long after, and made their way to the stranded Togo. In truth, the trap was not terribly effective against multiple ships. The dispersion field had a generator, a finite range - and one that either ship could likely pull…

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…