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 :::
“Of Persephone”

Shanghai and the Initiative return to the Golovin System after their disastrous first contact with the Protectorate. Forced to wait a few months for reinforcements, all the crew is set on repairs and helping build up the colony and station. After a small craft disappears, a discovery under the colony leads to questions about the nature of the planet they've come to know as home. Unexpected guests arrive suspiciously close to the discovery, raising questions about the security and future of the colony.

Latest News Items

» 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

» Bravo Fleet

Posted on Mon Jan 15th, 2018 @ 1:47am by Commander Sun Mei Xiang in Simm Announcement

Hey Everyone,

As most of you know, we've been looking for a new Fleet for Shanghai. In this instance, it is to keep us moving in the right direction, to find new roleplayers and crew, and to keep Shanghai going. We're joining their TF93, so we'll be changing a few little things around to better fit their timeline. This will mostly be little changes on the website, little changes to specs such as merging a couple decks and losing the McCall (in exchange for Valkyries), and the upcoming shift in Timeline. Other than that, however, we will mostly stay the same. I'm excited to be moving forward.

If anyone wants to adjust characters, roles, etc in an official capacity, let me know. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns I'm on discord and you can always reach me by email.

Thank you,

» Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on Thu Nov 23rd, 2017 @ 12:20am by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias in Out of Character

Since I probably won't be online tomorrow, I wanted to take the opportunity to bid all of my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving!


» Welcome Back

Posted on Fri Aug 25th, 2017 @ 11:58am by Rear Admiral Relau Chlan (Ret.) in General News


To be honest, this is an email that I didn't think that I'd actually use again. It's great to see people back and pokes happening. Obviously, there's a lot that happened in the past few years to make us all go inactive, and to be fair, the bulk of it is my fault.

Way back when we were in Obsidian Fleet, I had a bit of a public spat with the leadership there. I thought that they were too slow to adopt new ships into the fleet, and I really had my heart set on the Vesta Class instead of the Akira Class. To be fair, they were correct in a lot of things that I didn't realize at the time. That was... at the latter part of 2011, if I remember correctly. I was 19 or 20 at the time, and going to college full time, working part time and doing this simm all at once. It wasn't the best decision for the simm, and I do regret that.

Regardless, we went independent, but without someone to hold us accountable, posting steadily dropped off and while we tried for a few months, things eventually slowed and stopped about 3 years ago.

It's good to hear that people are doing well and that you want to start up the simm again. If I might offer two suggestions.

1) Find a fleet and stick with them. Politics are shit, but to be fair, they kept us in line.
2) Find a great DM and work with them.

I can't DM this time around, it wouldn't be fair to anyone else. I'd happily do a character though. Please let me know what I can do and we'll figure it all out.

I've set up a post for everyone that they can add to, to make it easy moving forward to communicate. If you are receiving these emails and don't want to, please let myself or Sun know so that we can remove you from the roster.

Best, and continued success,


Latest Mission Posts

» Reinforcements from the Fleet

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Sat Mar 17th, 2018 @ 1:11am by Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Lieutenant Marcus Anvers


Reinforcements. Finally. This was more than overdue, and though it had come with restrictions. It had been months since Sun had been able to meet a new crewmember, so when she got the profile for a new Chief Medical Officer, she had to admit she was excited. So there…

» In the Living Dark

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Fri Mar 16th, 2018 @ 7:53am by Lieutenant Rhis Jhaeryn & Reiko Bayushi & Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Sun Cai

Reiko slowly picked her way forward, leading the scientists and Cai back to where the girls had first arrived underground.

Unfortunately, several sections of the cavern path they had taken had experienced small collapses, drastically slowing the group's progress. Especially considering Cai's injuries, Reiko providing herself as support for the…

» Bellamy

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Fri Mar 16th, 2018 @ 12:44am by Commander Sun Mei Xiang

"Aune to Sun,"

Mei heard her commbadge go off. She had ignored the chime for the first message. She was wrist deep in tilled earth - or, tilled soil may have been more appropriate. There was a small, young, tea plant sitting next to her, which she took and placed…

» News from the Surface

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Fri Mar 9th, 2018 @ 3:12pm by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Rhis Jhaeryn & Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Captain Isabel Tyler


A nice nights sleep in sickbay had been all Mei had wanted. She didn't care about much else, and she had been tired enough that she had fallen asleep with a book in hand in the little corner bed they had for family members in the observation suites. It…

» Journey to the Center of the Earth

Mission: Of Persephone
Posted on Sun Mar 4th, 2018 @ 6:46am by Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Commander Sun Mei Xiang & Sun Cai

It hurt.

Everything hurt.

Reiko's eyes opened slowly, the girl feeling a sudden flush of terror as everything was pitch black. She reached up and rubbed her eyes, clearing dirt and dust from her face. Yep, still pitch black. Lifting the small cricket phaser she had stashed on herself before…

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…