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 Sector Block. With fresh retrofits and a new crew, she set out on a mission of exploration and support. With the colonists in Auriga-Perseus feeling betrayed by Starfleet's sudden withdrawal, and the Protectorate (a union of numerous species from the region with reckless use of technologies such as chroniton weaponry and nanotech) still a threat, the colonies turned towards themselves and their local allies for survival. Now, Shanghai is returning to the region, struggling to reclaim any reputation that Starfleet once had and to provide some semblance of normalcy and safety to those who felt forgotten by the Federation. Can the Shanghai and her crew regain the foothold in the region? Or has the damage of the last decade done more to the idea of the Federation than is repairable?

The USS Shanghai is an exploration and support 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

» September Update

Posted on Fri Sep 25th, 2020 @ 11:11pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D in General News

Hey all,

I suppose this is my September update, so I titled it accordingly. Lol. Anyway. Here's a sort of brief update on where things stand as of this message.

New and Returning Players

Since the last update, we've had 3 new players and 1 returning player. Lieutenant JG Reagan Quinn, Chief Engineering Officer; Lieutenant JG Sam Intermeezo, Chief Tactical Officer; Bakfevaasodcai, Civilian Liason to Starfleet; and Lieutenant Dastan Alexander, who's returning to the Shanghai as Chief Strategic Operations Officer. Let's make them feel welcome and start some joint posts.

New Mission

As you are all aware now with the massive JP we started that there is a new mission out called Limelight. The first major post is underway, and I would just like to remind everyone that while we don't expect a log in and tag in the JP every couple of days, it would be nice if everyone's character at least shows up in the group posts, even if that's all that ends up getting written.

And as another reminder in the form of a brief synopsis of each, the list below includes the mission titles that are currently open.

Limelight:( or insert any other mission title): Literally that's all this is. Any mission posts will go here or anything related to this specific mission as it does not always mean just the big group JPs.

Between the Pages: for character development, backstories, that kind of thing as a way for you to build upon your character. Romantic subplots. Building friendships. Continuing friendships. All those fall under here.

Situation: Normal can be Shanghai-related stuff but side missions and the like. Surveying anomalies. Taking a shuttle and investigating who knows what. Diplomatic meetings with races, etc, etc.

As a final thought, if you have mission ideas or anything, subplots you want help with, feel free to send the command team a pm, either here or on Discord.


» Departing Players/New Players

Posted on Mon Aug 17th, 2020 @ 7:40pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D in General News

Hey all,

It is with sadness that I announce that we have to say good-bye to two characters that had been with us for some time. Lieutenant Limmi Ovim (Tactical Chief) and Ensign Iria Taltos (Engineering Officer) have decided to resign due to real-life circumstances but will always be welcome back if/when they decide to return.

On that note, we have gained two new players: Ensign Christian Laknema, Hazard Response XO and Lieutenant JG Etienne LaCroix, our new Chief Diplomatic Officer. Please welcome them aboard, I'm sure they are eager to start writing with us. :)


» Database/Wiki!

Posted on Tue Aug 4th, 2020 @ 9:15am by Captain Mei Xiang Sun in General News

Hello all!

You may have noticed that the Database (our Wiki page) is gone from the headers. Why? Well, while working on my website I broke it. Instead of leaving up the broken link, I decided to bring it down. It may not be recoverable either, and that is fully on me as human error. So, I am sorry to all of you who used that or had helped get it built up like it was.

The silver lining I am going with is that we were starting a new phase of the Shanghai anyway. But, either way, I do apologize. I'll see if I can recover it, or what we can do to move forward. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know.


» Gargantua JPs

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2020 @ 7:07pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D in General News

Hey all,

This is a message I posted on the Discord server, but since a few of us aren't there, I'm posting this here as well.

Just letting everyone know there will be two part 4 posts in your inbox...It was necessary to split them between the two groups with how much was going on. But the two part 4s will be going up on Friday afternoon if anyone has anything further to add to them. I apologize if it seems very abrupt we are ending the mission like this, but with that one posted, it will be the conclusion of the 2389 timeline, minus back posts, and flashbacks of course. It was done so that we could start in on 2399, which we thank for your patience with. :)

On that note, I realized some of you are Tasha Yar'ing over to the new Shanghai and that the sudden closure of the mission and that JP probably has you lost, which is understandable since it has closed earlier than expected. I strongly recommend solo posts to highlight your character's journey over to the 99 Shanghai. I would be more than happy to help out and can give some minor background details to give you a better idea of what may have happened after the posting of the JPs as well as working out some ideas with your personal stories. Any other questions, please message me. Once again, my apologies for the abrupt ending of it.


» Second Officer!

Posted on Wed Jun 3rd, 2020 @ 10:08pm by Captain Mei Xiang Sun in General News

Hello, all!

We've selected a new Second Officer - so without further ado, we'll be adding Wale Scholl to the Command Team. Say congrats when you get the chance. It'll happen in character at the end of this mission with the reshuffle, but out of character, he'll be taking over some of those roles too. So now, if you need anything, you can reach out to me, Christine, or Wale, and we'll get you set up.

I also wanted to take a minute and say thank you to everyone who sent in interest. In all honesty, I've been playing on and running simms for a couple of decades now and I've never had as many interested parties, or as many qualified parties. I can't explain how gratifying it was to have to actually sit down and go through each person and talk it out. It really showed us just how incredible this crew is when we looked at it.

In all honesty, for each of you that applied, there wasn't one of you we didn't think would have been a good fit - and that made the decision more challenging than we expected.

So, Thank you - all of you - for being part of the Shanghai team. It is an absolute joy to play with this crew.

- N/Sun

Latest Mission Posts

» Security Credentials

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Sat Oct 24th, 2020 @ 6:41pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D & Lieutenant JG Reagan Quinn

Having obtained her new quarters assignment from logistics, Reagan grabbed her bag and the few things she had and walked to what would be her new home. She knew what the upgraded quarters would look like before she entered, but that didn’t keep her from being elated when she entered…

» Sanctuary

Mission: Neither Past nor Future
Posted on Sat Oct 24th, 2020 @ 5:56pm by Lieutenant JG Sarissa Aloran & Lieutenant Gavin Ross

[Deck 22 - Jeffries Tube Interlock - Section 12 - Beta 9]

Halfway into his wake and bake session, Gavin was on his first day off in what had seemed like months. Between the whole Golovin situation, temporal refugees, and constant crew injuries, he was free-falling into a resounding hell…

» Planet Side

Mission: Limelight
Posted on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 @ 11:37am by Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Lieutenant JG Thalla zh'Ennev MD

[Golovin Colony]

Gavin had beamed down at the initial coordinates with his medical and supply staff and had begun setting up triaging tents and other locations with officers. He was well on his way to ensuring that the inhabitants were there understanding the Federation's medical presence.

It was a…

» Medical and Counseling Department Briefing

Mission: Limelight
Posted on Thu Oct 15th, 2020 @ 5:39pm by Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD


[Auxiliary Briefing/Conference Room]

Gavin had taken the time to set up a few coffees near the conference table and some water. Doctor Ross had enough to worry about at the moment. Medical was tasked with situating a medical detachment down on Golovin Colony, along with intermediate medical resources, technologies,…

» Conversations Among Helmspeople

Mission: Neither Past nor Future
Posted on Thu Oct 15th, 2020 @ 3:54pm by Ensign Jane Sinclair & Captain Mei Xiang Sun & Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis


The lights on the bridge were dim, and Alexander was working on the light of his console. It was late, but he had yet another hour left on his shift. The rest of the bridge was empty, except for a crewman at the science officer's console, Jane at the…

Latest Personal Logs

» Death Notification, 2385

Posted on Wed Apr 1st, 2020 @ 4:01am by Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis

STARDATE: October 15th, 2385

Department of Starfleet Records, Starfleet Command


Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis
Executive Operations Officer
USS Perseus
Task Force 93
Serial: EHM-126984-299844

Lieutenant Kolokotronis,

On behalf of Starfleet Command, it is my sad duty to confirm and inform you that your wife, Haley Celine Kolokotronis, is presumed to…

» An Overdue Letter

Posted on Fri Feb 7th, 2020 @ 3:05am by Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis


TO: Commander Demetrios Alexander Kolokotronis, Executive Officer, USS Portland

Dear Uncle Demetrios,

Δόξα τω θεώ! Congratulations on your promotion! I've missed you my Uncle. I apologize for me being unable to reach out to you earlier.

Things have been improving, overall. My anxiety has definitely lessened over…

» 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…