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)
Captain's Personal Merit Captain's Personal Merit
Awarded to the crew member who the Captain feels worthy.
Civilian Commendation Medal Civilian Commendation Medal
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.
Service Citation 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.
DeForest Kelly Humor Award DeForest Kelly Humor 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.
Science Services Award Science Services Award
Awarded for service in the arenas of Science, Medical, and Counseling.
Engineering Service Award Engineering Service Award
This is given to those who develop useful new technologies, engineering-oriented upgrades, techniques and so forth.

Creativity and innovation are attributes that help to earn this award. (NOTE: To keep ships believable, these improvements should not be anything too drastic or long-term.) Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the situation is needed.
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.
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.
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.
Library Excellence Library Excellence
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.
Friendship Medal Friendship Medal
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)
Meritorius Newcomer of the Month Meritorius Newcomer of the Month
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.
Geordi LaForge Obsticle Citation Geordi LaForge Obsticle 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.
NPC Award NPC 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.
Silver Star Silver Star
The crew member 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.
Gold Service Award Gold Service 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.
Merit of Time Served Merit of Time Served
Awarded to crewmembers who have served on the ship for one year. This award is non-cumulative.
Heart of the Tiger Award Heart of the Tiger Award
Awarded to the crew member who writes supreme battle posts, making their posts enjoyable and exciting to read in the heat of battle.
Plot Development Award Plot Development Award
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.
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.
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.