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

» 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

» Second Officer Applications, Last Call

Posted on Thu May 14th, 2020 @ 12:29am by Captain Mei Xiang Sun in General News

One quick note. I just wanted to remind anyone interested in the position OOC and IC needs to reach out to the command team by the end of the week. We'll be making our decision in the next week or two. If you've already sent us word, no need to resend it. We just wanted to make sure everyone had a final reminder before we make our decisions.

Thanks all,

- the Command Team.

» IMPORTANT: Tags, PNPCs, etc

Posted on Mon May 4th, 2020 @ 4:32pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D in General News

Hey all,

I would just like to remind everyone to please pay attention to tags in current and previous mission JPs. Playing NPCs is fine and we strongly encourage it to help bring depth and a balanced storytelling element to the Shanghai but a character has made an appearance in a current JP that had been otherwise told to stay behind. While we understand that it's harder to coordinate and keep track of the many characters/NPCs that make an appearance in these big group JPs and we encourage a freeform style of creativity (we are by no means stifling that), we are strongly recommending that everyone pay attention to the section that their character has made/or will make an appearance in. It adds continuity and a somewhat linear form of storytelling and it's less confusing for others trying to tag in.

I know this has been mentioned before but if you would like to create a PNPC, please double-check with the player of the department you want to play that character in. This is also a reminder that said PNPC must never be a higher rank than Lieutenant JG and never the same or higher rank than the department head. The command team reserves the right to make adjustments as necessary. And if you're ever unsure about something, please ask. As well, if you would like to use a PNPC in a post or a JP, please ask permission or include them. That being said, we are revising our current PNPC guidelines.

As per our usual request, if anyone has plot ideas, storylines, worldbuilding, feel free to use the appropriate OOC discussions or pass them onto Nate or me.

Finally, we're also looking to add a third member to the official command team - both In Character and Out of Character. Out of character, this would mostly help us with back end information and problem-solving as issues arise, as well as help keeping things moving during any slowdowns or absence of the CO or XO. We're gauging interest at this point, so if you would like to be the second officer of the Shanghai (again IC and OOC), send us both a message expressing interest, and if you have the time, why you think you'd be a good fit for the position. No promises, but with things moving along nicely in the ship, we decided it would be best to at least start that process now. Reach out if you're interested!

Thanks and happy simming!

The Command Team

» TF93 Simm of the Month Award March 2020

Posted on Sat Apr 25th, 2020 @ 7:34pm by Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD in Simm Announcement

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!!! We have won Simm of the month for March. Here’s what it had to say:

I have to nominate USS Shanghai. The Shanghai had no less than 17 posts in March 2020, almost all of which collaborative JPs, and one of which featured no fewer than 17 characters! The Shanghai has also been taking the initiative and planning out how its characters will transition to 2399. Some posts set ahead of the game’s relaunch have already been published. The stories they’ve told have been interesting; a good mix of plot and character work. It is an active sim, with a lot of good posts, and from what I see a diverse group of players. It’s focus on exploration as its mission profile reminds me of the days of TNG, where they were supposed to be exploring, but got thrown into the deep end. I look forward to seeing more from this sim.”

Post of the Month (TF93)

“Episode 1: Chapter 7,” USS Endeavour
“Chosen by the Captains of Task Force 93 as Post of the Month for March 2020.”

» Osiris Initiative

Posted on Thu Apr 9th, 2020 @ 5:39pm by Captain Mei Xiang Sun in General News

Hey All,

I was asked to pass this along. Bravo Fleet is doing an in-character RP thing to bring the canon into 2399. If you'd like to be involved or look into more information you can see the entire post here - https://bravofleet.com/group_news/the-osiris-initiative-welcome-to-2399/ - if you'd like to, feel free to sign up. The link to do so is at the bottom of that post.

In addition, if you have not yet done so, please consider signing up for the Bravo Fleet Management System.

Neither of those is mandatory, of course, but I wanted to be sure to put it out there for you all.

- N/Sun

Latest Mission Posts

» Intervention, Part Two

Mission: Between the Pages
Posted on Wed Jun 24th, 2020 @ 7:29pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D & Lieutenant Limmi Ovim & Delilah Ovim

"Well, Delilah, I'm also worried about your mom," she leaned in even further. "That's why I want you to tell me what you said, so I can help her too."

"That mom has had a lot on her mind. . .especially after the all of the trouble the Consortium caused.…

» A Little Known, Seldom Used Clause

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Tue Jun 16th, 2020 @ 11:46pm by Lieutenant Commander James Barnes

James sat up in bed suddenly, breathing a little heavier than normal. His right hand reached out across the bed instinctively, knowing that Christine wasn't there. Since their reconciliation, he had grown used to her being home with him again. Sliding his feet to the left and off the bed,…

» In Omnia Tempus (Part Three)

Mission: Neither Past nor Future
Posted on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 @ 9:52pm by Captain Mei Xiang Sun & Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D & Lieutenant Commander Wale Scholl Ph.D. & Lieutenant Commander James Barnes & Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Lieutenant JG Jirin Cyn & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD

Previously on the USS Shanghai...

[Seppala Station Conference Room]

"Now that all of that is underway I think we can get started," Mei spoke as they walked towards their new destination. "Despite the fact that we aren't a fleet, this new Shanghai has a lot going for it. The Galaxy…

» Ubi et Finem, Gargantua (Part Three)

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Mon Jun 15th, 2020 @ 9:02pm by Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis & Captain Mei Xiang Sun & Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D & Lieutenant Commander Wale Scholl Ph.D. & Lieutenant Lisa Jones & Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD & Ensign Jane Sinclair

[USS Shanghai, Bridge]

Mei tapped on the edge of her seat as the ship rocked just slightly. The temporal waves continuing to hit them. Her head shook softly and she watched the viewscreen which currently showed the floating Edasichian ship. She looked back to her team on the bridge, "Keep…

» Ubi et Finem, Gargantua (Part Two)

Mission: At the Hour of Sanctification
Posted on Mon Jun 8th, 2020 @ 12:24pm by Commander Christine Descharmes-Barnes Ph.D & Captain Mei Xiang Sun & Lieutenant Commander Wale Scholl Ph.D. & Lieutenant Limmi Ovim & Lieutenant Lisa Jones & Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis & Lieutenant Gavin Ross & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD & Ensign Jane Sinclair & Lieutenant JG Aethe Remmen & Lieutenant JG Thalla zh'Ennev MD

[USS Shanghai, Bridge]

Mei took a moment to steady herself in the command seat, watching as they moved towards the nearby Edasichian ship. "Right, everyone. Let's take this slow and steady. We know how much time we have on the heat and radiation. We can slip in, grab that ship,…

Latest Personal Logs

» Death Notification, 2386

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

STARDATE: October 15th, 2386

Department of Starfleet Records, Starfleet Command


Lieutenant Alexander Kolokotronis
Chief Operations Officer
USS Shanghai
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…