Welcome to the USS Firebird


"Primum non nocere- First, Do no harm." -Auguste François Chomel

Welcome aboard. Whether you are here simply to admire the Firebird or are looking for a new assignment, we are glad that you have stopped by. Our mission is embedded into the very nature of the Sunbird class of ships. In the aftermath of the Cardassian War, the relationship between Cardassia and the Federation has fundamentally shifted. Cardassia continues to try to rebuild from the war's devastating effects. At the same time, the Federation has taken on much responsibility to ensure the stability of the quadrant. More resources were needed and the Firebird represents a manifestation of that need. The Sunbird class starship is an emergency response vehicle, like no other in the fleet. While relatively small, the class possesses powerful industrial replicators, a robust medical staff and the ability to move large stores of consumables. In short, the Firebird is a ship of action, responding to the most urgent and desperate cries for help. While she possesses weaponry enough to defend herself and more, she is intended to get where she needs to go faster than any other vessel.

Does the cry for help move you? Do you have the skills to save lives and repair what is broken? Do you owe a debt for your own life? Come aboard! And remember our motto, Primum non nocere- First, Do no harm.

Only a few can be at the tip of the spear.

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298
TF47, Obsidian Fleet


Latest News Items

» December Outstanding Post Winner

Posted on Wed Jan 3rd, 2018 @ 9:28pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

[Honorable Mention]

The Unglamorous Spy (Smith, Stephens, HALP)

"The personality and experience levels of Stephens and Jackson both show, and it's a great post building on Jackson's new career. With help from HALP, the JP makes the characters more solid, more interesting, and we get more invested in the story because of that."

Old Men Yell At Clouds (Han, Harlan)

" Really great character writing from Harlan and I'tos, plus intriguing plot developments gesturing in the direction of future conflicts. This JP ended with me wanting to read more. (And bonus: best JP title ever.)"

Churning Shadows (Llwyedd, t'Aegis)

" This JP was such an interesting piece to read. A wonderfully written insight into one of our newest characters. Her reactions and portrayal was spot on and very interesting. I can't wait to see where this is going!"

Coming Out (Savin)

"I had a really hard time choosing between two delightful surprises this month in "Coming Out" and "Churning Shadows." In the end the balance between Jerant and Savin wins out for me simply because they are from the same author and both the two characters and their relationship were interesting in this JP. It was good to see Jerant push Savin outside of his comfort zone while cementing their friendship back in place in spite of Jerant's unrequited feelings. Seeing Savin continue to wrestle with his Vulcan vs. Romulan identity has been an interesting subplot to follow for a while now."

[WINNER]

Do You Have This In Human Sizes? (Han, Djokovic)

"This post made me laugh so hard at a time when I really needed a laugh. It was well written and had just that touch of humour in it. Well done."

""Do You Have This In Human Sizes?" and "A Joint Operation" display Sarah's ability to write both fun and serious posts with equal ability. Her writing added a lot of good to read in December."

"Sometimes it is easy to forget that characters have "regular" lives as well. Or at least they try to. This JP was a cool breeze and the dialogue, description and insights into both character were a welcome respite. Thank you!"

Congratulations!

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298



» December Award Winners

Posted on Wed Jan 3rd, 2018 @ 9:14pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

December Awards:

[Captain's Personal Merit] Lieutenant Jennifer Richardson M.D.

Sometimes this award goes to a player that I believe has been outstanding in character or out of character. This month's award winner has been both. Lieutenant Richardson certainly has been active in her JPs that are under construction. Out of character, Paula has had a lot of personal challenges that she has shared on Slack. I am impressed with her ability to continue posting, tagging and encouraging others. She exemplifies the kind of person and the kind of character that the ship needs to have to keep moving and producing outstanding writing. I am proud to have her as a member of my crew and a member of our community. For these reasons and more, I bestow my personal merit to her.

[Crew's Choice] Lieutenant Laree Desai

"The Assault on Isengard."

"One of our most active players, even in this holiday month. Desai puts a lot of thought and care into her writing, and it shows. A devoted science nerd, she makes big contributions to every JP she is in. And beyond her position, Desai made a lot of connections with other PCs this month. To me, this one two punch would deserve a Library Award on one side and a Friendship Ribbon on the other together, but together they adds up to a Crew's Choice for me."

"Assault on Isenguard was such a fun post and a great idea. I haven't gotten to write with Desai much but I look forward to it in the future."

"Desai has been part of some of my favorite JPs thus far. Her sections in Interlude With Family were so well written. She brings incredible descriptions and depth to her character. It is easy to appreciate her knowledge of science and she uses them well to add to the story, not overwhelm it. She is certainly one of the best of the crew and well deserving of the Crew's Choice award."

(Runners Up: Ensign Soto, Lieutenant Commander Han, Lieutenant t'Aegis, Captain Llwyedd, Lieutenant Richardson, and Her Majesty Emily Mox)

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298




» November Award Winers

Posted on Tue Dec 5th, 2017 @ 8:10pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

[Captain's Personal Merit] Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens JR, Chief of the Boat

It is with great pleasure that I award my personal merit to our very own Chief of the Boat. Since his return, the Chief has been active on all of our platforms and has really jumped into a lot of great stories. I especially enjoyed his participation in Interlude With Family and I think his interactions with our new marine contingent was outstanding. Finally, the sim is just better with him around. He gives our enlisted members a much needed avenue to become more involved with the story. Well done, chief!

[Crew's Choice] Lieutenant Yumi Han

"Yumi has played a large role in character, and out of character she has done outstanding work filling in for me while I was away. I appreciate her hard work."

"Sarah shines--she helps track everything on Trello but also gives great advice during JPs for future directions. She's considerate and supportive. Her writing is a pleasure to read and she has some of the best metaphors I've ever seen. She breaths life into NPCs and is one reason this SIM is a joy."

"Without Han, I never would've been able to explore a specific counseling side of Savin's character, and the player seems very knowledgeable on the subject. She is a joy to write with."

"Yumi is one of the bedrock characters on the ship. She is involved in making the plot better every time she takes the stage. We are lucky to have her. I look forward to much more from our craft intelligence chief."


[Unsung Hero Medal] Ensign Soto Gantt

"Gantt was in a lot of JPs this month as a supporting character, and he contributed a lot to each post he was in. His engineering wizardry during battle adds depth to scenes and makes the shootout sections stand out that much more."

"Gantt is one of those glue guys. The person who isn't often at the front of the action but without whom the entire situation would go sideways in a hurry. He is a good friend to others and a willing and able away team member. He proves that you don't need a high rank to have a huge impact."

[Enlisted Commendation Medal] Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan

Every family has a rough old codger who is at the same time embarrassing and beloved. I think that sums up Harlan. He grumbles about everything... almost everything, but he makes things happen. He is the backbone of the ship and his outstanding work as Assistant Chief of Engineering is worthy of recognition.

[Meritorious Newcomer of the Month] Lieutenant Rhiana t'Aegis

What a wonderful addition to the crew! We have a superb new Chief of Security and Tactical. Lieutenant t'Aegis has quickly become familiar to the crew, jumping into 11 JPs over the past month. She also has built a solid identity that is interesting and will be very important to Mission 3. Thank you for coming to the Firebird!

My sincere congratulations to all the winners.

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298




» October Outstanding Post Award Winner

Posted on Mon Oct 30th, 2017 @ 9:09pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News


Traditionally this award as been named Post of the Week. However, after a lot of thought, I have decided to move this to a more flexible time frame. We might end up having one every month but we also might not have one for multiple months. (Although I seriously doubt it). During every award nomination period, the crew is allowed and encouraged to nominate any person for Outstanding Post 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.

[Honorable Mention]

Plus One? (Han, Soto, Stern)

"This is for the delightful and emotional story Plus One? It really caught my attention when I was trying to catch back up with things here and I thought all the character moments were great. Good job!"

Restoration Complete (Emily Mox, Desai, Soto, Stern, Th'Kharia, Tragar, Jillian Mox)

"Sorry guys, gotta go with this one. This post was the culmination of what, a *five* post cycle, that involved coordination among a huge number of writers. The entire cycle is something of a marvel, not just on a logistical writing front - the writing itself is top-notch. Restoration Complete is the high-point - the different characters added interest and depth to this post that contributes not just to our celebrating the resurrection of HALP (so what level cleric is Sarah? Like, 20th?), but also to the bonding of the crew. There were lots of good posts in this batch, but this one stands out."

Food For Thought (Smith, Kalstri)
" I can't get over how perfect this JP was for Jackson. There were several great JPs this month, but I feel like Jackson's character would not be the same without this one."

When Push Comes to Shove, Sometimes We Fall Down (Djokovic, Tragar)
" This was a lovely post to read, and the image in the post gave it just that little extra which actually had me scroll back up to see if I could find the skull and the dove in the picture"

[WINNER]

A Rough Landing (Llwyedd, Smith)

"Rough Landing was a culmination of Jackson's story. Finally becoming a full fledged member of the crew and almost not having to keep any secrets from the rest of the crew. As his new job might give him some new ones to keep."

"Rough Landing was a really compelling piece of work and Jackson has a super interesting thing going on with his character history."

"A Rough Landing Loved it. The suspense. The Twist. Really good work."


» October Awards

Posted on Mon Oct 30th, 2017 @ 8:42pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

[Captain's Personal Merit] Lieutenant Savin Psy.D

Every month I put a lot of though into this award. I think that is important because giving this award out is a way for me to highlight the person who I believe has stood out the most in many areas. Savin is very active in both Slack and in multiple posts with multiple people. I personally found his two posts with Kipp (not yet released) to be a lot of fun to write. I also think that Savin as a character continues to grow and expand beyond the niche that many counselor characters fall into. His relationships with other characters have been wonderful to watch expand and grow. For his hard work, ever present willingness to participate in JPs, encouragement of other players/ characters, and dedication to making the character and story more robust, I award Lieutenant Savin my Personal Merit. Congratulations.

[Crew's Choice] Crewman Gianna Djokovic.

"I've had very little posting time with liam. But I hope to have a lot more. Already from the lowest rank on the ship he's made such an impact with his characters. I look forward to more and more posts with him."

"Gia is memorable in every JP she is in. A bright and fresh personality. In addition to a well-written character, she also adds descriptions of her surroundings."

"Liam has no issues playing with as low of a rank as you can and really accepts the 'I am as green as they come' moniker and runs with it. The posts for Gia are very well thought out and descriptive. And has a early Wesley Crusher feel where yes even the lowest rank on a ship still has a story to tell. Great job."

"Liam has really bought into the whole mythos behind the Firebird. His writing shows that any person in the crew, regardless of rank, can have an important and substantive impact on the story and the ship. Well done!"


[Library Excellence Ribbon] Lieutenant Laree Desai

This award goes to Lieutenant Desai and is very well deserved. Every one of her posts are incredibly well wrought. Her descriptions, dialogue and use of multiple senses, make reading JPs with her a joy. Additionally, her knowledge of science makes the character incredibly believable. While we had to wait a while for her to join the ship, we certainly are a richer crew for her involvement. Congratulations!


Obsidian Fleet Service Citation - 6 Months

Presented to:

Lieutenant Commander Karen Myles- Congrats XO!


Latest Mission Posts

» Somewhere Under the Sea (In Space) [PLOT]

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Tue Jan 16th, 2018 @ 5:27pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant Nora Morrison M.D. & Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan

[ON]

Harlan and Morrison were starting to prep for their cubit assignment. They had just gotten word that they were heading to some sort of aquatic setup. Apparently there were a few engineering problems that needed Harlan's oversight (even though he hadn't been underwater in decades) and some local trouble…


» In Need of Friends [CD]

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jan 15th, 2018 @ 7:52pm by Lieutenant Ina Nici & Ensign Soto Gantt & Ensign Luka Stern & Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith

[ON]

“You’re a mess, Stern. Pull yourself together.”

Luka said it again, because the first time she mumbled it, it had absolutely zero effect on her reflection. Her eyes were still red-rimmed and puffy, her face splotchy from tears, and her hair a rat’s nest from her sleepless night.

She…


» Waterworld II [PLOT]

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jan 15th, 2018 @ 7:51pm by Emergency Medical Hologram & Lieutenant Rhiana t'Aegis & Lieutenant Savin Psy.D & Ensign Soto Gantt & Jillian Mox

[ON]

There had merely been a few seconds time between the flashing light on the nurse on duty's console announcing the imminent arrival of two likely injured crewmembers that the blue halo of the transporter process appeared in a corner of the reception area and the two crewmembers materialised. One,…


» Catwalk [PLOT]

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jan 15th, 2018 @ 7:51pm by Lieutenant Ina Nici & Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron

[ON]

It was a flimsy catwalk that lead to the cubit Lieutenant Ina Nici had chosen. The mask she wore obscured her vision and each step felt like the catwalk would come apart. She felt Lieutenant M'indi M'rron right behind her. There was a slight wind that made the whole…


» Tomb of the Lost [PLOT]

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jan 15th, 2018 @ 7:50pm by Lieutenant Jennifer Richardson M.D. & Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant Commander Karen Myles

[ON]

The air seemed to be thicker than normal, it made her feel claustrophobic despite being outside, there was very little light, this asteroid rotation was so slow it would take three days before the area they were in to be exposed to sunlight.

The little light there was seemed…


Latest Personal Logs

» A Close Call

Posted on Fri Oct 27th, 2017 @ 7:34pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd

[ON]

Captain's Personal log. Well, that went about as perfectly as I could have hoped. I've had a couple of hard days here on Earth. First I had to endure the Board of Inquiry, which is usually less about inquiring and more about placing blame on someone for something. I…


» The Beginnings of Peace

Posted on Thu Jul 27th, 2017 @ 4:58pm by Lieutenant Rhesha Th'Kharia

Computer begin personal log.

Personal Log, 26th March, 2100 Hours. Lieutenant Junior Grade Rhesha Th'Kharia.

I met with Counselor Savin today. Strangely enough I feel better than I have in a long time. I was able to come to a better understanding of my feelings about Rhemna, and his loss.…


» Sins of Omission

Posted on Thu Jul 20th, 2017 @ 7:36pm by Lieutenant Laree Desai

Personal Log, Lieutenant Laree Desai, Chief Science Officer
Star date 25 March, 2394

This is a story my father told me…

I was working as a contract geologist on Tymor 7, and hostilities broke out between the two major powers on the planet. The minor powers asked me to help…


» To Catch a Firebird

Posted on Thu Jul 20th, 2017 @ 7:15pm by Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens JR

ON:

"Personal Log 2300 Hours, 24 March, 2394. Audio Only. Agent Stephens, Charles 3317" Charles sat at a corner table at some dive bar on Empok Nor. He had just gotten in the day before and was enjoying some downtime. "This is my first log in almost a year. It…


» A Job Well Done

Posted on Mon Jun 5th, 2017 @ 4:50pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd

Captain's Personal Log Stardate 71184.7

If this is what all of our missions are going to be like, I'm going to need more therapy and more shore leave. I've already been in touch with Starfleet and they have approved some shore leave time when we get back to Empok Nor.…