Crew Awards

Platinum Sim of the Year (Unit Award) Platinum Sim of the Year (Unit Award)
Fleet Level Award

This is used to recognize the Obsidian Fleet simm which has done its very best to embody the spirit of the Fleet in the crew's actions both in character and out of character. This includes postings; recruiting for the simm, Task Force, and Fleet; advertising for all of the above; etc.
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Gold Unit of Merit (Unit Award) Gold Unit of Merit (Unit Award)
Task Force Level Award

For overall exemplary service by a sim as recognized by each Task Force Commanding Officer or Task Force Executive Officer. This award is awarded monthly on a basis of merit. One unit over all will be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Formerly this was a Fleet-wide award – as of July of 2017 this was changed to a TF-level award.
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Silver Unit of Merit (Unit Award) Silver Unit of Merit (Unit Award)
Task Force Level Award

For exemplary service by a sim as recognized by the unit’s Task Group Commanding Officer. This award is awarded monthly on a basis of merit. This was formerly the Unit of Merit Silver for fleet-wide sims, but was changed in July 2017 to be a Task Force level award, and now encompasses the former Bronze UoM as well.
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James T Kirk CO of the Year James T Kirk CO of the Year
Fleet Level Award

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from Task Force COs and Task Group COs. One CO is chosen from the nominations recieved. Reasons supporting the nomination are required, but post samples are not.
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William Riker XO of the Year William Riker XO of the Year
Fleet Level Award

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship COs. One XO is chosen from the nominations recieved to recieve the award. Sample posts are not required, but reasons for the nomination are. Sample posts should be available upon request though.
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Character of the Year Character of the Year
Fleet Level Award

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship COs. Sample posts are not required, but reasons for the nomination are. Sample posts should be available upon request though.
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Outstanding Commanding Officer Award Outstanding Commanding Officer Award
Fleet Level Award

This award recognizes the efforts put forth by a Commanding Officer; as recognized by his/her Task Force Commanding Officer.

Nomination and Selection for this awards is on a continual basis, nominations should be turned into the Task Force Commanding Officer who will decide on the validity of the nomination. Nominations should contain a detailed explanation for the nomination. Once done the nomination will forwarded to the Awards Director for awarding. Should the Task Force Commanding Officer be nominated the Awards Director shall decide validity of the nomination. It should be noted that the Awards Director shall have the final say on the Awarding of the award.
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Outstanding Executive Officer Award Outstanding Executive Officer Award
Fleet Level Award

This award recognizes the efforts put forth by a Executive Officer; as recognized by his/her fellow crew members, and Commanding Officer.

Nomination and Selection for this awards is on a continual basis, nominations should be turned into the Task Force Commanding Officer who will decide on the validity of the nomination. Nominations should contain a detailed explanation for the nomination. Once done the nomination will forwarded to the Awards Director for awarding. Should the Task Force Commanding Officer be nominated the Awards Director shall decide validity of the nomination. It should be noted that the Awards Director shall have the final say on the Awarding of the award.
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Outstanding Character Award Outstanding Character Award
Fleet Level Award

This award recognizes the efforts put forth by a crew member; as recognized by his/her fellow crew members, and Commanding Officer.

Nomination and Selection for this award is on a continual basis, nominations shall be given to the Task Force Commanding Officer who will decide on the validity of the nomination. Nominations should contain a detailed explanation for the nomination. Once done the nomination will forwarded to the Awards Director for awarding. Should the Task Force Commanding Officer be nominated the Awards Director shall decide validity of the nomination. It should be noted that the Awards Director shall have the final say on the Awarding of the award.
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Medal of Honor Medal of Honor
Task Force Level Award

This medal is awarded for the showing of bravery and valor in the heat of combat.

Recipients of this medal can serve in any department
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Silver Star Silver Star
Silver Star
Task Force Award/Fleet Level Award

A player who demonstrates supreme postings, posts often, and plays his/her character “to the hilt” will receive this award. Arguably considered one of the highest honors a crew member can receive.

This is also awarded at the fleet level for exemplary service, community engagement, and an overall good example of a model player.
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Bronze Star Bronze Star
Task Force Level Award

A player who demonstrates excellence in posting and playing his/her character “to the hilt” will receive this award. This is also awarded for task force level exemplary service, community engagement, and an overall good example of a model player.
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Purple Heart Purple Heart
Task Force Level Award

Awarded to personnel who are injured in the line of duty.

They do not have to be on their deathbed, or even have broken limbs and such. Basically, any crew member with an injury or injuries that a CO feels worth making record of should receive this award. Also applies to POWs: Given to Starfleet officers who are captured by enemy forces for an extended period of time.
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Ribbon of Commitment Ribbon of Commitment
Task Force Level Award

Given to a person who has truly put forth an indisputable amount of extra effort.

This refers primarily to out of character circumstances. Recruiting, pulling the crew together, posting, helping to fill in the "gaps", and helping maintain their ship's website are just a few of the things that could count toward this award. Truly, this is one award to cherish when received. Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the events for which the award is being sought for is.
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Zefram Cochrane Medal of Exploration Zefram Cochrane Medal of Exploration
Sim Level Award

For those who excel at writing unique and well-thought out styles and posts during a mission. This could include discovery, first contact, battle scenes, romance, general obstacles, and more.
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DeForest Kelly Humor Award DeForest Kelly Humor Award
Sim Level Award

This award is meant to help us all remember that a bit of light-heartedness goes a long way; even in the face of danger.

DeForest Kelley was as much a comedian as he was an actor of the 20th century. Therefore, this is as much a tribute to him as it is an award to any recipient. This award can be given to any player in Obsidian Fleet.
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Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon
Sim Level Award

Awarded for the successful portrayal of a non-human character aboard a simulation.

In the interest of diversity, this award is granted to individuals who have done an exemplary job writing and developing their non-human characters. Playing ruthless Romulans, killer Klingons, freeloading Ferengi, clever Cardassians, benevolent Bajorans, vigilant Vulcans, aspiring Andorians and any others, while doing so in an excellent fashion, is worthy of recognition.
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Ribbon of Merit Ribbon of Merit
Sim Level Award

This ribbon is used to symbolize the great sacrifice that the men and women of Starfleet endure.

These officers often pay the price for defending the very principles of the United Federation of Planets. A player must recieve a Purple Heart in order to qualify for this ribbon. Those who cannot perform their normal duties aboard their location of service due to ongoing medical conditions and wounds (both which must have originated in service) are eligible for this ribbon.

Also encompasses the former Unit Citation award: Awarded to the crew member who shows considerable talent in working with other crew members to create a winning plot line worthy of the vessel’s reputation.
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Creativity Award Creativity Award
Sim Level Award

The Creativity Award is presented to those who come up with an outstanding idea during a mission.

This can be in battle, a diplomatic meeting, medical crises, or even during a shore leave. There is no exacting criteria for the qualifications of this award. Sample posts are required.
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Library Excellence Ribbon Library Excellence Ribbon
Sim Level Award

Awarded for the best writing style: clear, precise, and easy to follow - yet allows the story to flow smoothly and easily passed off to another crew member. Also includes spelling and grammar used properly.
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Non-Player Character Award Non-Player Character Award
Sim Level Award

For the development of Non-Player Characters.

The lives of our characters are in a setting populated by countless other people who are important to our featured individuals. This award marks the achievement of a player for his/her development of engaging, detailed NPCs who add realism and dimension to the simm.
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Outstanding Volunteer Award Outstanding Volunteer Award
Sim Level Award

For the player who makes every effort to find significant ways to lend a hand to the simm's command staff.

Performs excellent support work to the best of his/her abilities. Reserved for out of character contributions only, as such efforts differ in scope and often involve a player's personal time commitment beyond the game play. (Not as prestigious as the Ribbon of Commitment)
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Recruitment Award Recruitment Award
Sim Level Award

For recognition of recruitment successes.

In order to secure a bright and long lasting future for Obsidian Fleet, there must always be the continual introduction of excited and eager new players. This award is to recognize those who have successfully recruited a new player to the simm who remains on that simm for a minimum period of 6 months. (OOC award, not available to the simm's CO)
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Service Accomodation Award Service Accomodation Award
Sim Level Award

Awarded to the crew member who performs his/her character's job and advances above and beyond the job description they were "hired" to follow.
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Professional Merit Award Professional Merit Award
Sim Level Award

Awarded to the character who has developed his/her character with considerable talent, making that character a joy to interact with.
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Good Conduct Medal Good Conduct Medal
Sim Level Award

For exceptional performance of one's duties.

This medal denotes a committed and dependable individual both on and off duty
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Service Citation 2+ Years Service Citation 2+ Years
Sim Level Award

Awarded to crew who have served on the same vessel for two years and for each subsequent year thereafter.

It is becoming increasingly common for players to extend their service beyond two years and, as such, we reward those stalwart contributors
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Service Citation 1 Year Service Citation 1 Year
Sim Level Award

Awarded to crewmembers who have served on the ship for one year. This award is non-cumulative.
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Service Citation 6 Months Service Citation 6 Months
Sim Level Award

Awarded to a member of the crew who has served with the ship for at least 6 months. This award is non-cumulative.
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Tour of Duty Award Tour of Duty Award
Sim Level Award

This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to the borders or interior regions of a specific area of space, such as Romulans, Klingons, Cardassians, or others. This should be specified upon receipt of the award. This includes Expeditionary (first mission) recipients.
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Captain's Personal Merit Captain's Personal Merit
Sim Level Award

Awarded to the crew member who the Captain feels worthy.

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Executive Officer's Merit Award Executive Officer's Merit Award
Sim Level Award

Given to the crewmember the XO feels is worthy.
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Crew's Choice Award Crew's Choice Award
Sim Level Award

Voted on by the crew of the simm in question. With the CO having a vote in the event of a tie.
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Meritorious Newcomer Award Meritorious Newcomer Award
Sim Level Award

This award will be given to the newcomer who makes themselves known and puts in the most effort to make their character a valuable addition.
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Most Improved Player Most Improved Player
Sim Level Award

This award will be given to the player who shows the most improvement during the course of the mission.

Truly an award to be cherished, as it is a result of a lot of time and hard work.
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Enlisted Award of Merit Enlisted Award of Merit
Sim Level Award

This award will be given to an enlisted player who shows that officers are not the only ones who keep the galaxy safe. If it weren't for enlisted personnel a starship would not fly.

In particular this is awarded for enlisted going above and beyond their rank and station.
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Friendship Ribbon Friendship Ribbon
SIM Level Award

For the development of a meaningful character relationship.

The friendship may be either with an NPC of the player's own design or with another player character or another Player's NPC. The friendship should be an unfolding story over the course of multiple posts and impact the character(s) lives significantly. (*romantic relationships do not qualify for this award)
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George S Patton Jr Memorial Award George S Patton Jr Memorial Award
Named for the famed US Army General who led by example and was brilliant tactician in his own right. It is said that nothing was more exciting than to see General Patton engage the enemy.

To honor General Patton this award is given to the crew member who writes battle posts/tags, making their posts enjoyable and exciting to read in the heat of battle.

This award is given to one naval crew member and one marine crew member each time it is awarded, if applicable. The post that brought the nomination to light must be cited.
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Scheherezade Award Scheherezade Award
Sim Level Award

Named after the mythical heroine of the Arabian Nights, the Scheherezade awards the intricate story-crafting which is displayed within Obsidian Fleet. This goes beyond simple matters of spelling, grammar, and legibility; rather, it is for the obvious effort put into posts to make them enjoyable to read for all members of a platform and not just as enjoyment for the writers who created them – for telling a tale within a tale as they weave their own story within the greater plot of their simm.

This award is an extension of the Library Excellence Ribbon: the Scheherezade is awarded for use of excellent language for artistic purposes and not just for the sake of making language more complex. It focuses more on the intent, but also on the successful writing of supreme quality posts.
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Most Creative Cross Sim Post Most Creative Cross Sim Post
Sim Level Award

This award is granted to the most creative post that was written by officers from two or more different sims. The nomination of this award can come from anyone/anywhere. However, the decision to grant this award comes from the Commanding Officers of the sims involved. In order to nominate a post the title of the post must be cited in the nomination.

If granted this award will be granted to writers from both sims.
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Outstanding Post Ribbon Outstanding Post Ribbon
Sim Level Award

This award is to recognize a post for outstanding achievement in character development, plot continuance, etc. There is no requirement beyond the fact that the post made you feel amazed. Perhaps it made you reread the post. Perhaps the description was haunting or lyrical. Perhaps it made you laugh or cry or feel something else. Truly this award represents the achievement of the heights of writing that we all aspire to. This award is presented monthly.
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Teamwork Ribbon Teamwork Ribbon
Sim Level Award

This Ribbon is granted to player characters who take the time to get to know the people they work with. When a writer completes at least one JP with everyone on the ship this includes NPCs they will be awarded this ribbon. These posts must further the plot. Whether it be a character driven plot or the main plot of the sim. Truly a ribbon to appreciate as it's recipient has a true dedication to writing and to this sim.
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