Crew Awards

Chartered Player Chartered Player
Given to players who have agreed to and signed the Tesla's player charter. While not an actual award this ribbon demonstrates the players commitment to the Tesla and her player's as well as a desire to uphold our player charter.
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Officers Merit Officers Merit
Awarded to a member of the crew who has been nominated by their fellow officers. Can be awarded monthly.
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First Contact Badge First Contact Badge
Awarded to players who complete the following when joining the Tesla:
Full user and character bio on our website
Joined the Teslas Discord
Introduced themselves on Discord
Completed their first Obsidian Fleet Standard Post (500) words on the Tesla
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Tesla Level One Tesla Level One
Awarded to players who achieve level one status. To achieve level one a player will:
Have been awarded the First contact badge
Have contributed 2,000 words of content
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Tesla Level Two Tesla Level Two
Awarded to players who achieve level two status. To achieve level two a player will:
Have achieved level one
Have contributed a further 2,000 words of content
Total Word Count: 4,000
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Tesla Level Three Tesla Level Three
Awarded to players who achieve level three status. To achieve level three a player will:
Have achieved level two
Have contributed a further 3,000 words of content
Total Word Count: 7,000
Have created an NPC (see NPC guidance)
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Tesla Level Four Tesla Level Four
Awarded to players who achieve level four status. To achieve level four a player will:
Have achieved level three
Have contributed a further 3,000 words of content
Total Word Count: 10,000
Created a further NPC (see NPC guidance)
Total NPC Count: Two
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Tesla Level Five Tesla Level Five
Awarded to players who achieve level five status. To achieve level five a player will:
Have achieved level four
Have contributed a further 5,000 words of content
Total Word Count: 15,000
Created a PNPC with a full biography
Total NPC Count: Three
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Improvement Award Improvement Award
Awarded to a player who has improved the quality, content or readability of their posts. This is awarded to players who have a shaky start and develope into great players.
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Service Citation Command Service Citation Command
Awarded to a member of the command, intelligence or flight control departments for a significant contribution to their department on the Tesla.

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Service Citation Services Service Citation Services
Awarded to a member of the security, operations or engineering departments for a significant contribution to their department on the Tesla.
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Service Citation Sciences Service Citation Sciences
Awarded to a member of the science or medical departments for a significant contribution to their department on the Tesla.
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Service Citation Marines Service Citation Marines
Awarded to a member of the marines for a significant contribution to their department on the Tesla.
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Academic Award Academic Award
Awarded to any crew member who completes a course with Obsidian Fleet Academy. This can be CO Academy, New Player or Specialist courses.
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Launch badge Launch badge
Awarded to the founding members of the Tesla on completion of Restricted Operations.

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De Lancie Decoration De Lancie Decoration
Awarded to players have made at least two posts or joint posts involving the entity Q during the mission 'Q The Music'. At least one post should be made while in Orbit of New Sydney and at least one post should be made while on patrol. These posts must be in addition to any group post started by the command team. Only posts of over 500 words, One Obsidian Fleet Standard Post will be considered.
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Tour of Duty: Q The Music Tour of Duty: Q The Music
Awarded to players who have participated in our mission 'Q The Music'. A minimum of 10 Obsidian Fleet standard posts or joint post to the mission 'Q The Music' upon completion.
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Christmas Decoration Christmas Decoration
Awarded to every player who has remained active and continued to contribute to the Tesla over the festive period in 2020. As a big thank you to our players for a great year any player who has been active on the sim between 12/01/2020 and 01/01/2021 and met their posting requirements of two posts or one thousand words will receive this ribbon.
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Christmas Carol Commendation Christmas Carol Commendation
This ribbon is awarded to players who have managed to weave some holiday magic into at least one of their posts between 12/01/2020 and 01/01/2021. These posts should be centred around any celebration of cultural significance or celebratory holidays (This can include holidays from the Trek universe eg. Federation Day). Qualifying posts will be a minimum of 500 words in length and should contribute to our mission in someway.
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Holiday Medal of Honour Holiday Medal of Honour
This award goes to players who have successfully completed the December 2020 posting challenge 'The Twelve Posts of Christmas'. In this challenge our players had to make a minimum of twelve Obsidian Fleet standard posts between 12/01/2020 and 01/01/2021.
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Challenge Commendation - Bronze Challenge Commendation - Bronze
To earn this award our players must have posted 2,000 words and completed one of our monthly themed posts.

For further information see our LCARS Guides.
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Challenge Commendation - Silver Challenge Commendation - Silver
To earn this award our players must have posted 3,000 words, completed one of our monthly themed posts and posted from the perspective of an NPC.

For further information see our LCARS Guides.
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Challenge Commendation - Gold Challenge Commendation - Gold
To earn this award our players must have posted 5,000 words, completed one of our monthly themed posts, posted from the perspective of an NPC and involved one of our antagonists in a post.

For further information see our LCARS Guides.
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Challenge Commendation - Jevonite Challenge Commendation - Jevonite
Awarded quarterly a player must have earned two challenge commendations for the quarter to qualify. At least one of these should be at Gold level.

For further information see our LCARS Guides.
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Challenge Commendation - Obsidian Challenge Commendation - Obsidian
To qualify a player must have at least one Jevonite Challenge Commendation and earned at least one Challenge Commendations in each quarter.

For further information see our LCARS Guides.
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Star Trek Day 54 Ribbon Star Trek Day 54 Ribbon
September 8th 2020 is the 54th annual Star Trek Day!

To celebrate every crew member of the USS Tesla active on 09/08/2020 has been awarded this ribbon.
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Spot Light Award Spot Light Award
Awarded to players who have earned a place in our 'post spotlight' on the monthly report for the Tesla.
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Obsidian Fleet Awards Obsidian Fleet Awards
Under this banner are awards issued by Obsidian Fleet. These awards are transferable between any sim in the fleet.
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Captain’s Personal Merit Captain’s Personal Merit
Awarded to the crew member who the Captain feels worthy. Can be awarded monthly.
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Creativity Award Creativity 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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DeForest Kelley Humor Award DeForest Kelley 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.
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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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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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Meritorious Newcomer Award Meritorious Newcomer 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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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 sim.
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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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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.

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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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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Service Citation 1 Year Service Citation 1 Year
Awarded to crewmembers who have served on the ship for one year. This award is non-cumulative.
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Service Citation 2+ Years Service Citation 2+ Years
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 6 Months Service Citation 6 Months
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
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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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.

This award can also be used to commend those players who support other diversity factors in real life and our sims, including race, gender identity, ethnicity, and more.
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Zefram Cochrane Writing Award Zefram Cochrane Writing 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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Bronze Star Bronze Star
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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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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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. Also applies to POWs: Given to Starfleet officers who are captured by enemy forces for an extended period of time.
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Silver Unit of Merit Award Silver Unit of Merit Award
Awarded to players who are members of the USS Tesla when we achieve the Silver Unit of Merit award.

The Silver Unit of Merit is an award issued by the Task Force Commanding Officers in Obsidian Fleet on a monthly basis. From each Task Force one sim is selected for the award with the sim recognised on a fleet level for their achievements.
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Gold Unit of Merit Award Gold Unit of Merit Award
Awarded to players who are members of the USS Tesla when we achieve the Gold Unit of Merit award.

The Gold Unit of Merit is an award issued by Obsidian Fleet on a quarterly basis. A public vote is held to select the winning sim and recognise them on a fleet level for their achievements.
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