Crew Awards

Air Medal Air Medal
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 of whom the Captain feels worthy.
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Civilian's Contribution Ribbon Civilian's Contribution Ribbon
In recognition of the great elements a civilian player character lends to the game in character.
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Crew's Choice Award Crew's Choice Award
Voted on by the crew of the simm being given by.

No real criteria, just the player which the crew feels excelled that month.
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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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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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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 that 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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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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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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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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Meritorious Newcomer of the Month Award Meritorious Newcomer of the Month Award
This award will be given to the newcomer that 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 that 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 Sim.
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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 more.

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 sim'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 players 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 that throws the best "monkey wrenches" into the plot to make it interesting, but not totally off-center.
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Professional Merit Professional Merit
Awarded to the character that has developed his/her character with considerable talent, making that character a joy to interact with.
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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 injury(ies) that a CO feels worth making record of should recieve this award.
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Recruitment Award Recruitment Award
For recognition of recruitment successes.

In order to secure a bright and long lasing future for Obsidian Fleet, there must be always the continual introduction of excited and eager new players. This award is to recognize those who have successfully recruited a new player to the sim who remains on the sim for a minimum period of 6 months. (OOC award, not avail to CO of Sim where Recruit has joined)
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Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded to the crew member that 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 that progress their character in a romantic setting recognition in this respect.
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Service Accomodation Service Accomodation
Awarded to the crew member that 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 that follows the technical standards of the Star Trek universe, incorporating them into their posts with nearly flawless precision.

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Tour of Duty: Breen Tour of Duty: Breen
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 Breen space.
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Tour of Duty: Cardassian Tour of Duty: Cardassian
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 Cardassian space.
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Tour of Duty: Deep Space Tour of Duty: Deep Space
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to deep space.
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Tour of Duty: Ferengi Tour of Duty: Ferengi
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 Ferengi space.
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Tour of Duty: Klingon Tour of Duty: Klingon
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 Klingon space.

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Tour of Duty: Romulan Tour of Duty: Romulan
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 Romulan space.
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Training Badge Training Badge
For completing and passing a course of study.

The training badge recognizes a player for completing and passing a course of study either in Obsidian Fleet's Cadet Academy or in a ship's specific training program.
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Unit Citation Unit Citation
Awarded to the crew member that shows considerable talent in working with other crewmembers 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 In Character actions.
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Level 2: Community Builder Citation Level 2: Community Builder Citation
This Crewmember is always going out of his or her way to help the crew connect with one another and knit the sim much closer together

Awarded to anyone who makes a constant indisputable effort to be welcoming to new players and encouraging to longstanding members.
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Level 2: Departmental Badge: Command Level 2: Departmental 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 sim that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character.)
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Level 2: Departmental Service Badge: Marine Level 2: Departmental Service Badge: Marine
Awarded for service in the Marines.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the sim that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character.)
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Level 2: Departmental Service Badge: Science Level 2: 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 sim that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character.)
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Level 2: Joint Mission Commendation Medal Level 2: Joint Mission Commendation Medal
Awarded to StarFleet/StarFleet Marine Corps personnel who participate in a joint mission with other simms.
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Level 2: Scheherezade Award Level 2: Scheherezade 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 Level 1 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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Level 2: Silver Star Level 2: Silver Star
The crew member that 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.
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Level 3: Task Force Executive Officer Unit of Merit Award (Quarterly) Level 3: Task Force Executive Officer Unit of Merit Award (Quarterly)
Distributed Quarterly, this award recognizes the efforts put forth by a Executive Officer; as recognized by his fellow crewmembers, Task Group CO and - ultimately - Task Force CO.
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