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

» October 2019 Monthly Report

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


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

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

Staff Sergeant Kyle Walken - Marine Scout/Sniper Team Leader

Lieutenant Aurelia de Luna - Resigned

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


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.


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.

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.

» 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.


- N / Sun

» Medal of Commendation

Posted on Mon Aug 19th, 2019 @ 7:33pm by Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD in General News

Congratulations to our very own Christine, who has won the Bravofleet Medal of Commendation!

Well deserved :)

» New Player

Posted on Thu Jan 3rd, 2019 @ 1:17am by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Another new player joins the crew! Welcome aboard our new Chief Tactical Officer, Lieutenant Limmi Ovim.


» More New Players

Posted on Wed Dec 19th, 2018 @ 4:46pm by Captain Sun Mei Xiang in General News

Hey all!

Two more players to announce.

Ensign Kendra Kyle is joining us as one of our fighter pilots and Lieutenant Wale Scholl will be taking over as our Chief Science Officer!

Say hello!

Latest Mission Posts

» Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

Mission: The Time That is Given Us
Posted on Wed Nov 13th, 2019 @ 2:53am by 1st Lieutenant Lisa Jones

One moment Lisa had her rifle out and was blasting away like the world was coming to an end. Her platoon was lined up beside her packed into a line so tight you could walk across their heads with out having to strain. The line was exploding with red bolts…

» One Is The Lonliest Number

Mission: The Time That is Given Us
Posted on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 @ 12:58pm by Rana Jennar

Rana closed his eyes and leaned against a bulkhead. His head felt as if a score of electric charges were running through it. The feeling passed after a few minutes and he was able to detach himself from the wall and headed to the nearest turbolift At first his steps…

» Floating

Mission: The Time That is Given Us
Posted on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 @ 4:27am by Ensign Jane Sinclair & Captain Sun Mei Xiang

[USS Calanthe, Somewhere in the New Anchorage Outer Circumstellar Disc]

Mei had left the ship a couple of hours before in the Calanthe, ostensibly on a small personal mission to clear her mind and survey some portions of the system while they parsed through the intel of the battle and…

» Broken Glass

Mission: The Time That is Given Us
Posted on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 @ 12:42am by Captain Sun Mei Xiang & Commander Karsel`lyn Lylyl-Llytherraias & Lieutenant Calvin Kennedy & Lieutenant Wale Scholl Ph.D. & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes & Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD & Rana Jennar

[Immediately after "Ruptures"]
[Shanghai, Bridge]

"Anytime now," Mei said a bit uncomfortably, not quite showing so much physical discomfort as mental or existential dread as they worked to fix this issue - flashes of her in different positions showing side by side as they began to feel greater and greater…

» Spectre of Death - Intelligence Retrieval

Mission: The Time That is Given Us
Posted on Sat Nov 2nd, 2019 @ 1:35am by Captain Sun Mei Xiang & Lieutenant Commander Dastan Alexander Ph.D & Lieutenant Commander James Barnes & Lieutenant Christine Descharmes & Rana Jennar & 2nd Lieutenant Thara zh'Vosa


[USS Shanghai, Transporter Room]

Thara finished adjusting her backpack, softly making sure that everything was secured properly. She double-checked and triple-checked every item. She had packed a few items for the team - including thermite charges and similar devices to clear out anything they may have found. From there…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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…

» 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…