Crew Awards

Airmedal award Airmedal award
For recognition of piloting abilities.

For proficiency in the flight operation of various craft piloted during any mission. (Not to be confused with the Flying Cross which will be reserved for acts of bravery in flight)
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Captain's Personal Merit Captain's Personal Merit
Awarded to the crew member who the Captain feels worthy.
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Civilian Commendation Award Civilian Commendation Award
This award is for those civilians who play another side to Star Trek.

This award should be awarded to civilians who make their character a joy to interact with and add another dimension to the game.
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Crew's Choice Award Crew's Choice Award
Voted on by the crew for the best post is a mission.
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DeForest Kelly Humour Award DeForest Kelly Humour 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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Departmental Service Badge: Command Departmental Service Badge: Command
Awarded for service in the command department, including departments of Command, Strategic Operations, Flight Operations, and Communications.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the simm that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character per year.)
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Departmental Service Badge: Science Departmental Service Badge: Science
Awarded for service in the science department, including departments of Science, Medical, and Counseling.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the simm that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character per year.)
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Departmental Service Badge: Service Departmental Service Badge: Service
Awarded for service in the service department, including departments of Operations, Security, Tactical, and Engineering.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the simm that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character per year.)
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 Departmental Service Badge: Support Departmental Service Badge: Support
Awarded for service in the support department, including Intelligence, Diplomatic, and SF Fighters.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the simm that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character per year.)
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Enlisted Commendation Medal Enlisted Commendation Medal
To recognize the contributions of Starfleet enlisted personnel and the players who write them.

Starfleet's enlisted are the people behind the scenes making everything happen and everything work. In the Star Trek universe, they are the unsung heroes who are rarely seen and hardly recognized, yet they are characters too, with stories all their own. Despite the lack of precedence or guides, recipients of this award are players who play their enlisted character successfully and making them a joy to interact with.
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Expeditionary Medal Expeditionary Medal
Awarded for participation in a simulation’s first mission.

The Expeditionary Medal is awarded to all crew members who have participated in the majority of the first operational mission of their simm (including the Commanding Officer). This award cannot be granted to participants in a Restricted Independent Operational mission.
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Friendship Ribbon Friendship Ribbon
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 not included- please refer to the Rose Award in those instances)
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Geordi LaForge Obstacle Citation Geordi LaForge Obstacle Citation
This award is presented to those who have overcome a disability in order to perform their duties.

While this could be anything from being blind or deaf to being mute or missing both thumbs, this award is intended to recognize the achievements of those who have to overcome additional obstacles to get the job done. This award is for those individuals who have found clever and intriguing ways to counter their own personal handicaps in unique situations so as to equal or surpass the capabilities of able-bodied people around them.
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Good Conduct Medal Good Conduct Medal
For exceptional performance of one's duties.

This medal denotes a committed and dependable individual both on and off duty.
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Heart of the Tiger Heart of the Tiger
Awarded to the crew member who writes supreme battle posts, 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.
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Kublai Khan Award Kublai Khan Award
This award is presented to an individual who plays a key part of developing new tactical combat maneuvers while in hand-to-hand combat; not to be confused with the ship-to-ship award, which is similar.

Kublai Khan was a great Terran Chinese military strategist and warrior of the 13th century. Sample posts are required.
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Library Excellence Ribbon Library Excellence Ribbon
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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Marksmanship Ribbon Marksmanship Ribbon
For recognition of firearm abilities.

Defense of the Federation and her Allies requires action. Proficiency with firearms is a valued skill and this ribbon is to recognize those individuals who prove exceptional in their use.
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Medal of Honor Medal of Honor
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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Meritorious Newcomer of the Month Award Meritorious Newcomer of the Month 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 of the Month Most Improved Player of the Month
This award will be given to the player who shows the most improvement from the previous month.

Truly an award to be cherished, as it is a result of a lot of time and hard work.
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Non-Player Character Award Non-Player Character 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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Obsidian Fleet Gold Service Merit Obsidian Fleet Gold Service Merit
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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Obsidian Fleet Merit of Time Served Obsidian Fleet Merit of Time Served
Awarded to crewmembers who have served on the ship for one year. This award is non-cumulative.
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Obsidian Fleet Service Citation Obsidian Fleet Service Citation
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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Outstanding Volunteer Award Outstanding Volunteer 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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Plot Development Citation Plot Development Citation
For developing the current plot line and making it original and unexpected yet not unbelievable.

In other words, the crew member who throws the best "monkey wrenches" into the plot to make it interesting, but not totally off center.
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POW Ribbon of Sacrifice POW Ribbon of Sacrifice
Given to Starfleet officers who are captured by enemy forces for any length of time.
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Purple Heart Purple Heart
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.
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Professional Merit Professional Merit
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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Recruitment Award Recruitment 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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Ribbon of Merit Ribbon of Merit
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.
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Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded to the crew member who has made significant "romantic" character advancements.

This has become an award in itself because romance gives a sense of realism and constant battle-only posts can get stale. Crew members who progress their characters in a romantic setting deserve recognition in this respect.
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Service Accommodation Service Accommodation
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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Technical Medal Technical Medal
Awarded to the crewmember who follows the technical standards of the Star Trek universe, incorporating them into their posts with nearly flawless precision.
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Trainings badge Trainings badge
For completing and passing a course of study. The training badge recognizes a player for completing and passing a course of study in Obsidian Fleet's Academy or in a ship's specific training program.
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Unit Citation Unit Citation
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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Unsung Hero Medal Unsung Hero Medal
For recognition of support actions in character.

While heroism is often recognized, the silent and ever ready support crew can be overlooked. They are the ones who are always there to back us up, and their support makes the real difference when the heat is on. This award can only be applied to IC (in character) actions.
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Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon
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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Zefram Cochrane Medal of Exploration Zefram Cochrane Medal of Exploration
Given to those officers who discover a noteworthy place or thing.

This could be anything from a new and strange planet or moon, an abnormal nebula or subspace distortion, ancient ruins of a civilization long past, or anything else of this nature. As any Academy graduate should know, Zefram Cochrane was the first Terran to accomplish warp speed. Sample posts are required.
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Flying Cross Flying Cross
Presented to a Flight Control Officer for exhibiting outstanding flying abilities.

While not absolutely necessary, people who receive this award typically have to fly their ship manually either in battle situations or emergencies.
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Tour of Duty : Borg Tour of Duty : Borg
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the simm to the borders or interior regions of Borg space.
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