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, Task Group 86



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






Latest News Items

» A Quick Note on PNPCs

Posted on Thu Jan 16th, 2020 @ 11:32pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Quick note.

Earlier today, just pulled down and modified, and put back up a post. Just a reminder, PNPCs are protected and can only be used by their owners in posts. If you want to use one, be sure to get the primary player's permission. Or ask them to join the post Mentions and short cameos are generally exempted from that, but only if the reference is in passing. (For example, I saw Cai coming out of Sun's office is fine. Writing a post with a conversation with her needs the primary player's permission). If in doubt, add the NPC used to the list of characters and it'll automatically pull the player in if it's connected. Thanks, that's all. If you have any questions let me know

Oh, and if you'd like an NPC added as a PNPC to your account, just let me know here, or post it in the discord discussion!

- N /Sun


» Happy Holidays!

Posted on Sun Dec 15th, 2019 @ 7:18pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hello All!

As you might be aware, holidays are nearly upon us! I just wanted to give you all a quick Happy Holidays (if you're celebrating any), and let you know that activity won't be counted for the next couple of weeks. It's a busy time for most people, so feel free to hop in and play as you can, but don't worry about staying active. After the New Year, I'll check in to get us started back up. Until then, I'll post a quick bridge post for launching the probes, and a post returning to Golovin. Feel free to write solo and joint posts for character exploration and day to day things. We'll meet with the Cyen in the new year!

Thanks all, and have a good few weeks!

- N / Sun


» November Report

Posted on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 @ 11:58pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Crew

Total Crew - 16 (13 Active, 2 ELOA, 1 Inactive)

Active Characters
Captain Sun Mei Xiang - Commanding Officer
Commander Karsel’lyn Lylyl’Llytheraias - Commander, Air Group
Lieutenant Commander James Barnes - Chief Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant Christine Descharmes - Chief Counselor (Medical Leave)
Lieutenant Wale Scholl - Chief Science Officer
Lieutenant Noah Slater - Chief Engineering Officer
Lieutenant Calvin Kennedy - Chief Security Officer
Lieutenant Junior Grade Isabelle Veran - Acting Chief Counselor
1st Lieutenant Lisa Jones - Marine Commanding Officer
Ensign Jane Sinclair - Chief Flight Control Officer
Ensign Eleanor Alexander - Diplomatic Officer
Ensign Iria Taltos - Damage Control Specialist
Rana Jennar - Civilian Dependent

Leave
Lieutenant Commander Dastan Alexander - Executive Officer
Lieutenant Limmi Ovim - Chief Tactical Officer

Inactive


Removed


Top Open Positions
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Strategic Operations Officer

Website
None, but we did try to get the templates working better on the database. It didn’t work as smoothly as planned, though.

Sim Changes
None, but a few coming. Stay tuned.


Mission Recap
The Time that is Given Us
The Battle of New Anchorage is over. The Klingon raiding task force was pushed back and out of the system, and their flagship destroyed. Starfleet’s losses were not light, though. The USS Warspite, a Sovereign Class vessel, was lost - but much of its crew was rescued by Shanghai, and more drastically the New Anchorage system itself was lost. Due to the battle, subspace tears began to appear in the system, and temporal eddies from a distant but massive object began to ripple through the region. This has rendered the system unsafe, and as such the Shanghai ordered the evacuation of the system. The USS Glenn and USS Gagarin arrived as support, and after the situation was assessed, they helped evacuate the mining colony. Sensitive Starfleet information, such as the whereabouts of the Golovin Colony and other strategic intelligence had been housed in New Anchorage but was destroyed.

At the Hour of Sanctification
After the colony and system of New Anchorage was evacuated, the Shanghai set about basic repairs and preparing to return to dark space. Strangely, it seemed as if the timeline had shifted, and at the same time, all across the Auriga-Perseus sectors, the Protectorate species stopped and held vigil for the so-called Rite of Sanctification. Unnerved, the mystery of the massive object discovered between the two galactic arms has clearly become more involved.

Total Posts
Manual Count: 17 (+3 from the previous month)
Nova Count: 47 (+1 from the previous month)

Awards
There were no crew nominations this month, but I wanted to post the couple I chose for the TF Monthly Report. That’s my fault for not being able to give you all enough time. I’ll try to make sure to post that request a week in advance next month.

Player of the Month
This month, I chose Rana Jennar. His posts haven't been as prolific as some members, but they are always of good quality and his character is not one that would be easy to put in on any given ship. Still, he has tried to add to every major post with his character and often reaches out behind the scenes to see what ways we might be able to integrate him. I hope soon that we'll be able to fully integrate the character into the ship and story, to see him take front and center a few more posts. Until then, it is interesting to see the additions he has added to his character, and I hope the crew and I can find more ways to bring him into the fold.


Post of the Month
For post of the month, I am nominating "Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey," by 1st Lieutenant Lisa Jones - which can be found here http://shanghai.akiyaone.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/1467 -

This post was a brilliant introduction to a character who was joining the sim in the middle of a pitched battle with temporal anomalies all over the place. It's that ingenious jumping off point that I think is worthy of a nod for the title of post of the month. It may be early in her time with the Shanghai, but starting off with such a bang is a great foot to start on, and led to even more mysteries for the next mission. I, personally, love when players inject that bit of extra into the missions as it gives them an extra bit of lifeblood that one person leading them just cannot do. It was a great first post, and I expect to see the player on my lists more often.


Commendations
None, but there are some coming.


Final Notes
It was a holiday month for us Americans, and with winter rolling in, it's time we generally start to see a slowdown. So I wasn’t presently surprised with our numbers. You guys have done excellent, and hopefully, the new mission gives us some good new avenues for writing.


» October 2019 Monthly Report

Posted on Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 @ 1:13am by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Crew


Total Crew - 16 (11 Active, 2 New, 2 ELOA, 1 Inactive)

Active Characters
Captain Sun Mei Xiang - Commanding Officer
Commander Karsel’lyn Lylyl’Llytheraias - Commander, Air Group
Lieutenant Commander James Barnes - Chief Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant Christine Descharmes - Chief Counselor (Medical Leave)
Lieutenant Wale Scholl - Chief Science Officer
Lieutenant Calvin Kennedy - Chief Security Officer
Lieutenant Junior Grade Isabelle Veran - Acting Chief Counselor
Ensign Jane Sinclair - Chief Flight Control Officer
Ensign Eleanor Alexander - Diplomatic Officer
Ensign Iria Taltos - Damage Control Specialist
Rana Jennar - Civilian Dependent

New Characters
Lieutenant Noah Slater - Chief Engineering Officer
1st Lieutenant Lisa Jones - Marine Commanding Officer

Leave
Lieutenant Commander Dastan Alexander - Executive Officer
Lieutenant Limmi Ovim - Chief Tactical Officer

Inactive
Staff Sergeant Kyle Walken - Marine Scout/Sniper Team Leader

Removed
Lieutenant Aurelia de Luna - Resigned

Top Open Positions
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Strategic Operations Officer

Website


With the restructuring, some minor changes have been made. Changes to the manifests were made to make Seppala and Golovin have dedicated manifests now. Permanent Worldbuilding channels added to the Discord.

Sim Changes


The end of the mission is coming up. Restructuring in progress. Some major changes coming down the pipeline. Including Convergence. Stay tuned. That’s starting soon.

Mission Recap


The Shanghai has survived the Battle of New Anchorage, and stood guard over the colony as they waited for reinforcements. After the reinforcements arrived, though, the timeline deteriorated with space and time ripping apart into two different timelines. While the timeline is stabilized to some degree on the Shanghai itself, they are still scrambling to fix what it appears they caused.

Total Posts
Manual Count: 14
Nova Count: 46 (This counts post based on the number of players who posted in that post.)
Thoughts: We did have a slow down this month, but overall the numbers were decent. I think we can make those numbers a bit higher - but with the holidays coming up it could decline. Hopefully, the upcoming missions will help get us back on track.

Awards


This month we reopened players nominating groups. I didn’t get as many nominations as I had hoped, but a good start nonetheless.

Player of the Month
For this month, based on the nominations and my own glance through, I’m going to choose Wale. As always, Wale puts forward a lot of good posts - a bit of a playboy outside of the main mission, but a good science officer during. As a writer, he always chips in and brings interesting twists and realistic additions to the world. His involvement in the main missions has led to a lot of worldbuilding on the colony and the worlds visited by the Shanghai, and Shune Bay is a perfect example. His use of believable and exact technobabble can make you lose yourself in the story. Pair all of this with a reliable posting and a willingness to engage quickly with new players to draw them into the fold - we’re lucky to have him, I think.

Post of the Month
For this month, I’ll be highlighting an ongoing relationship post. James and Christine posted Behind Closed Doors (http://shanghai.akiyaone.com/index.php/sim/viewpost/1387), which is such a simple post and idea in the ongoing subplot between the two that it eschews a lot of extras. There is nothing distracting from the story presented. These are two players that have been with the Shanghai for years, and two have been in a relationship for a long time. And it shows. Both are excellent writers, and a quiet moment between the two is a breath of fresh air and a very enjoyable read.

Commendations
Not this month, but on months where missions will end, I’ll be putting promotions, in character, and out of character commendations.

Final Notes


We’re working on restructuring, and I have a lot of big ideas - and it looks like you guys do too! Thank you for being willing to share them and talk about everything. Keep it up, and we’ll make the Shanghai better than ever.
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» Restructuring

Posted on Mon Oct 28th, 2019 @ 9:09pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hello all!

We need to do a little restructuring of the Shanghai. If you haven't noticed, we're changing some things around on the ship, and stuff will be moving and twisting. Check the OOC post in your writing panel. There will be some big changes in the next few days, and suggestions are always welcome. But, for the first thing!

Please send in suggestions for Player of the Month and Post of the Month! There are no requirements here, just send in who you think did awesomely, and the post you think was the best to show off the Shanghai this month. After this month, I'll try to release a post to do this a bit earlier so you have more time, but for this first time, it is going to be a bit rushed. I'm going to make my decisions on November 1st and will post shortly after.

We're going to restructure, and may bring back awards and commendations as well in future months, but for now, we'll start small.

Thanks!

- N / Sun


Latest Mission Posts

» Social Guidance

Mission: The Time That is Given Us
Posted on Sun Jan 19th, 2020 @ 12:39am by Ensign Jiang Ying Yue & Rana Jennar

ON:

Jiang was in a hurry. She technically wasn't really, it just seemed that way to onlookers as she half-walked, half-ran. It was her usual pace though. Most times she couldn't help it and just seemed to blame her short stature and needing to keep up with her taller crewmates.…


» The new doctor

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Fri Jan 17th, 2020 @ 7:14pm by Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD & Lieutenant Gavin Ross

After her fainting episode in Calvin's quarters Isabelle had been checked over and had been requested to visit Sickbay just as a precaution. Having been stubborn and refused she reassured the medic she'd be fine and returned to her quarters, it seemed quiet and cold without Calvin even the memories…


» The Aftermath

Mission: The Time That is Given Us
Posted on Thu Jan 16th, 2020 @ 1:25pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD & Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi

[ON]:

The scene in Shanghai's sickbay was busy. Once the Squadron pilots had returned from the skirmish with the Klingons, there were many medical emergencies Dr. Ross attended. Including the Mission Advisor Lt. Colonel Bayushi.

Most of the Squadron injuries were now calm and collected. Each Squadron member had been…


» Safe Return

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Wed Jan 15th, 2020 @ 4:34pm by Ensign Jane Sinclair & Shaila Flynn

Ensign Jane Sinclair came bounding down the ramp of the shuttlepod the instant everything was secure. The ship was safely in orbit of Golovin Colony, and she needed to get planetside as soon as possible.

She ran as fast as her long legs would carry her to the farm just…


» Time to catch up

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 @ 1:06pm by Lieutenant Commander Wale Scholl Ph.D. & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD

After the meeting Isabelle had made her way to the Counselling offices, she had no doubt work was piling up with Jiang having to do everything by herself. Sitting down on the sofa in her office she’d just got comfortable when the door chime rang. “Come in!”

Wale entered, and…


Latest Personal Logs

» Something From The Road

Posted on Mon Apr 7th, 2014 @ 10:20pm by Lieutenant JG Dominic Delaney Jr.

Computer, begin recording.

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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…