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 Transit Corridor. With fresh retrofits and a new crew she set out on a mission of exploration with little more than a small cadre of ships in tow. Deep in the Auriga Perseus section of the galaxy, the Shanghai watched over the early stages of the colony efforts. While exploring this new world something happened, though - a local power known as the Protectorate, a union of numerous species from the region with a reckless use of technologies such as chroniton weaponry and nanotech, set upon the Federation explorers with no obvious provocation. The ensuing battle was quick, but it had lasting implications and would end with stranding the explorers. Now, with only a trickle of reinforcements from the Fleet, Shanghai and her crew has a clear path laid out before it: protect the fledgling Golovin Colony, explore the region, repair the damage dealt to the region, and try to find common ground with the peoples they find there.

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. 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, Forseti Group

::: Current Mission :::
“Points of Light”

The Shanghai and Vauban have returned from Cyen, and are being checked and scrubbed for any lingering effects or nano-tech, giving the crews a much needed respite. Life on Golovin has begun to look more normal, and the crew can spend some time on their new world. When strange lights begin to appear on the outskirts of the colonies, science teams are puzzled. There aren't any clear readings, but the orbs seem to be nothing more than lights at first. It soon becomes clear that there is something more behind the phenomena.

Latest News Items

» New Crewmember

Posted on Mon Dec 17th, 2018 @ 10:44pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hey all,

Welcome aboard another new crew member - Lieutenant Magnus Arynson Jr, who will be taking over as the ship's Chief of Security.

Say hello!

- N

» Welcoming a new Crewmember

Posted on Mon Nov 12th, 2018 @ 9:25pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hi all,

Please welcome our newest crew member, Dastan Alexander, who will be taking over the role of Executive Officer!

As a note, this is an IC character role, at least for now. Please keep this in mind before sending questions or requests to our newest member. You can keep sending them my way, though.

- N / Sun

» New Mission "Points of Light"

Posted on Sun Oct 28th, 2018 @ 8:00pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hello All!

Points of Light has started. I'll be updating the Mission Notes as we go along with that mission. 5618 will stay up for a little while longer to catch the aftermath posts in the works.

The layout for the first few days is in the notes now. As always, feel free to make suggestions and send plot ideas my way.

- N/Sun

» New Crewmember

Posted on Wed Oct 3rd, 2018 @ 10:02pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hey all!

We have a new Flight Control Officer - say hello to Ensign Jane Sinclair!

- N/Sun

» New Player

Posted on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 @ 2:58pm by Captain 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.

Latest Mission Posts

» The Will'o'Wisp

Mission: Points Of Light
Posted on Tue Dec 18th, 2018 @ 10:08pm by Reiko Bayushi & Captain Sun Mei Xiang & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers


Reiko felt fear. It was from a distance, from the colony proper, a ten minute walk from the home she shared with her mother.

She stood up from where she'd been kneeling, weeding in their small garden. She felt something or someone nearby. Turning slowly, her eyes widened as…

» A Few Minutes Alone

Mission: Points Of Light
Posted on Sun Dec 16th, 2018 @ 2:31pm by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Captain Sun Mei Xiang

[Sun Residence, Golovin Colony]

Shanghai arrived back in the Golovin System in the middle of the night. It had come home without fanfare, as that would come later. But there was something Mei had to do as soon as she was in orbit. She went home. She didn't want to…

» Falling Star

Mission: Points Of Light
Posted on Fri Dec 14th, 2018 @ 1:18am by Lieutenant Commander Dastan Alexander Ph.D

[Golovin Colony, just outside the colony]

The rain was pouring down heavily on the colony. Dastan stood against a group of engineers who were actively placing pattern enhancers around site. He was standing at one of the outer edges of this city. The teams goal was to set up pattern…

» All Hands Abandon Posts

Mission: Points Of Light
Posted on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 @ 9:23pm by Ensign Jane Sinclair & Shaila Flynn & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi & Fujita Hiroko & Sun Cai


[Skies over Golovin Colony]

Jane sat alone in the cockpit of the Danube Runabout Juno. After the staff meeting, she'd quickly arranged to beam every pilot in Shanghai's Flight Control Department she could find directly into the shuttles that were sitting on the landing pad in Golovin. Many of…

» Showdown at High Noon

Mission: Points Of Light
Posted on Mon Dec 10th, 2018 @ 8:47pm by Lieutenant Commander Dastan Alexander Ph.D & Captain Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Commander James Barnes & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes & Ensign Jane Sinclair & Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi

[Briefing Room, Alpha Site]

"Energize," Dastan said to the young Andorian transport chief on Seppala Station. His body was engulfed in the blue and white light show as his body soon vanished. As he became to rematerialize, a Vulcan transport chief appeared in front of him. He was now on…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» Points of Order

Posted on Wed Jul 18th, 2012 @ 10:48pm 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 @ 2:50pm 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…