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 :::

Shanghai and the Initiative visit the Cyen people, members of the Protectorate, in hopes of finding a new ally in the region. Things quickly become complicated when an old crew member surfaces on the planet...

Latest News Items

» New Player

Posted on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 @ 6:58pm by Commander 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.

» Welcome Back

Posted on Mon Jul 9th, 2018 @ 9:41pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hi all,

In case you haven't noticed, I wanted to give a quick note here to let you all know we have a returning crew member. Lt. Commander James Barnes will be returning to the Shanghai. Say hello!

- Sun/N.

» 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

Latest Mission Posts

» Awakening

Mission: 5618
Posted on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 @ 9:56pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang

[Cyen Capitol Newsroom]

“Can you believe they won’t let us in to the meeting? When is the last time we had new aliens here?” A cyen woman spoke from in front of a computer screen displaying the live stream of the Shanghai crew walking through the Capitol with the Ambassador.…

» A New Frontier, Part One

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 @ 4:15pm by Hisa Matsuko


"You have shown remarkable improvement over the course of the past three years, Miss Matsuko," the brown-haired woman said, glancing down at the PADD containing the case file and scrolling through the pages. The human, a lieutenant set the information aside for a minute. "I can clear you for…

» A Spider in the Web

Mission: 5618
Posted on Fri Aug 10th, 2018 @ 12:51am by Lieutenant Commander James Barnes


"Shit," James growled, breathing the words half through his mouth and nose. He was watching the Captain's Yacht from the Shanghai descend planet-side. His signal must not have reached the ship. He shook the pain out of his right hand, rubbing it with the left. He was fairly sure…

» The Fox's Den

Mission: 5618
Posted on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 @ 8:51pm by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Major Dren Fyntar & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes & Ensign Carter Jackson


Sun stood quietly on the bridge of the Shanghai, her hand hovering quietly over the top of her command station panel. She breathed softly for a moment, and steadied herself. There was a moment of hesitation before she finally pressed the button to open a channel. "All Hands, this…

» Enhanced Interrogation

Mission: 5618
Posted on Fri Jul 27th, 2018 @ 3:17am by Lieutenant Commander James Barnes

OOC: One time, during one of these posts, I'll learn to quit putting my location tags into the wrong brackets.


James sat naked and shivering in the corner of the cell he had spent the better part of a year in. His knees were pulled up against his chest,…

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…