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

» Firebird Medal of Excellence

Posted on Wed Jun 7th, 2017 @ 2:14pm by Lieutenant Ina Nici in General News

It is with great honor and pleasure that I announce the first winner of our newest award the Firebird Medal of Excellence, our Captain

Captain Malcom Llwyedd

These are the nomination from the crew are:

"It's not everyday a SIM can reach the heights that the Firebird has reached in such a short time. The crew works hard together with the inspiration of one person, it's Captain. Fred, however has gone above and beyond that. Always ready to be there to help and support his crew and pushing just the right amount. Fred truly deserves this award."
-Ina Nici

“Somehow our Captain keeps up with JPs with everyone every week. On top of that, he makes long term mission plans that include us all. It's amazing how many balls he is juggling! He's open to ideas from players and keeps us all flying forward together, letting each character have some time in the spotlight. It's a perfect blend of freedom and guidance and makes the Firebird a wonderful ship to write and fly on. :D”
-Yumi Han

“I nominate Fred Lloyd for the Firebird Medal of Excellence. He is more than a story teller, cat herder, hilarious writer, action guru, and title-maker. He consistently goes beyond the confines of the sim to create a welcoming atmosphere for all players. He’s alternately a cheerleader, coach, dad, and counselor to each of us. He guides gently, listens deeply, and is considerate of our desires and feelings, besides being a kick butt story weaver. I feel safe here, aboard the Firebird, and am so very grateful to call Fred my commander, my friend, my captain.”
-Luka Stern

“Fred is an exemplary leader for this group. He not only plays the captain, but a host of vital crew NPCs, which all have their own distinct personalities and character. They are all so awesome I want to award them as separate PCs. Fred is extremely invested in this game and does anything necessary to keep people engaged, whether that is sending "gentle" reminders to tag, making us aware of the timeline and goals we're headed toward, or altering the story or the way he is presenting events in order to meet everyone's needs.”
-L'Nel Haadok

"I don't think words can convey the gratitude I have for Fred. For his friendship, guidance, and of course his leadership of this sim."
-Jackson Smith

“Running a simm is never as easy as it looks, there is a lot of time and effort that is put into it that is often unnoticed until it is gone. It isn't often a whole crew comes together to say thank you, in this case I am incredibly pleased we have, our Captain has done a remarkable job a lot of this simms success is due to his example and efforts. Thank You.”
-Karen Myles

“Fred deserves an extra special award because he has been doing everything he can to bring everyone in and create a compelling story. I've really appreciated how he's helped a Trek noobie like me really get into the universe and understand how things fit together. I have greatly enjoyed his guidance in helping craft fun stories that people enjoy reading.”
-Arlan Harlan

“Hey Fred, you've put a ridiculous amount of work into running the sim, and it shows through both the quality of the story and how dedicated and enthusiastic all the writers are. Here's to the best captain in the fleet!”
-M'ndi M'rron

“I nominate Fred for the Firebird Medal of Excellence. There's a strong community here that is more than writing. It's friendship and support and collaboration and cheering for each other. But the vision of what Firedbird could become was Fred's vision, and he is the one who has worked harder than anyone to make sure we learned it.”
-Soto Gnatt

“The amount of awards and accolades that the sim has received can, in large part, be attributed to the excellent leadership of Captain Malcom Llywedd, aka Fred. His careful insistence and excellent storytelling have led all of us to the heights that we have achieved. We whole heartedly endorse his recent promotion and wholeheartedly recommend him for the Firebird Medal of Excellence.”
-Rhesha Th'Kharia

“Fred is a great guy, very supportive and understanding in and out of character. He can inspire really great writing and participation, and he genuinely cares about real life stuff that happens. He's always there to talk if needed.”
-JJ Davis

Thank you very much. For all your hard work.

Lieutenant Ina Nici
Second Officer/Chief Operations Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298

» May Awards

Posted on Mon Jun 5th, 2017 @ 3:06pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

It is that time again. Time to look back over what we have done and give recognition where it is due.

[Post of the Week] Eye of the Storm...Out! by Commander Malcom Llwyedd, Lieutenant Yumi Han, Ensign Jackson Smith, and Ensign Soto Gantt-

This post was the culmination of a lot of work. It is difficult to write a joint JP with so many characters and also involved combat. It also is unique because it brought two separate stories, Yumi's and Smith/ Soto/ Kipp, together. The award is well deserved.

Shipwide Awards

All crew are awarded the following:

Expeditionary Medal: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).

Tour of Duty: Cardassian: 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 Cardassian space.

[Individual Honors]

Captain's Personal Merit:

Lieutenant Ina Nici- In character, Lieutenant Ina was part of some crucial away teams this month. She showed leadership and poise. She also has been involved with a key subplot and the writing has been top notch. Out of character, Andrew has continued to be active despite changing jobs, being ill and dealing with floods. It sounds kind of biblical. His dedication, presence on Slack and excellent writing, have earned him this award.

Crew's Choice Award

Six different nominations were submitted for this award. The winner:

Lieutenant Yumi Han!

"Sarah's writing is scintillating!"

"Sarah works so hard on her posts and they are a delight to read."

"Motherly, sneaky and brilliant. Yumi showed multiple facets that added depth and entertainment to the story. She has excelled in every category."

"Particularly for Eye of the Storm: All Your Base Are Belong to Us. It's great to see Yumi's skills really coming to light. The writing is great, and everything she does feels important, connected to those she's helping."

Meritorious Newcomer of the Month Award

Lieutenant Commander Karen Myles

"Jack has brought a new level of bad ass to the ship. Karen Myles is definitely a force to be reckoned with and I look forward to reading and writing with him more in the future."

"He has done a lot of great posts recently and I am excited to see more. A great addition to the Firebird."

Medal of Honor:This medal is awarded for the showing of bravery and valor in the heat of combat.

Ensign Jackson Smith

"Fighting with courage, guarding companions that could not fight, and leading the charge."

"For conduct of the highest order of bravery. Jackson show disregard for his own personal safety in order to protect his fellow crewmates."

Purple Heart: Awarded to personnel who are injured in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Ina Nici
Lieutenant Yumi Han
Ensign Jackson Smith
Ensign Soto Gantt

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.

Lieutenant Yumi Han

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.

Ensign Luka Stern

"Luka seems to be involved with things that, at firs glance, don't fit her job description. However, she is an asset to any endeavour."

Most Improved Player of the Month:

Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan

"I have really appreciated the interactions with Harlan. He is all the things you want out of a curmudgeony engineer."

"Arlan has started to step outside his comfort zone and that is a good thing. Doug's writing has really improved and that reflects his hard work and dedication."

Friendship Ribbon: For the development of a meaningful character relationship.

Ensign Soto Gantt

"This award could be for a number of relationship's. Gantt has been building strong friendships with Jackson, Luka and Yumi. He is one of the characters that helps make the crew a family."

Departmental Service Badge: Service: Awarded for service in the service department, including departments of Operations, Security, Tactical, and Engineering.

Lieutenant JG Rhesha Th'Kharia

"Rhesha has stepped up to guide engineering with the loss of Lieutenant Keys. He played a key part in stabilizing the ship after the New Maquis attack. He also helped repair and install a new power supply for the hospital on Quinor VII, saving many lives. Finally, he was a stalwart member of the rescue away mission."

Departental Service Badge: Science: Awarded for service in the science department, including departments of Science, Medical, and Counseling.

Lieutenant L'Nel Haadok

"The doctor had a busy month. He dealt with a large number of injuries during the New Maquis attack, including Lieutenant Keys' broken back and the captain's leg injury. He also assisted with many cases at the Quinor VII hospital and the follow up on those injured during the away missions to the Cardassian Liberation Front base."

Congratulations to the winners!

Commander Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298

» Firebird Rises to the Top

Posted on Wed May 17th, 2017 @ 11:40pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in Sim Announcement

I would like to congratulate everyone who is involved with this sim. We spend our valuable free time to come together and build this wonderful community. In a short time, we have created vibrant characters, full of love, fear, drama.... full of life. Those characters in turn have written a story that is top notch.

I am proud to announce that the Obsidian Fleet has chosen to recognize us. The USS Firebird is the winner of the April, 2017 Gold Unit of Merit Award!

Commander Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298

» Post of the Week

Posted on Mon May 15th, 2017 @ 3:52pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

Greetings, all. The newest winners of the Post of the Week Award:

Ensign Jackson Smith and Lieutenant Ina Nici for Stood Up.

This post received a number of nominations and they are well deserved. The depth of emotion revealed on both sides was just superb. I am pleased to see that my fellow crew recognized the work that went into crafting this post. Here are a few of the comments from the nominations:

"Stood up, was one of the most fun posts I have ever written. The depth of the relationship built in the time on the ship has built to this form in the road. I'm waiting to see where it will go."

"Brian had an amazing week, especially: Capt. Mox, Zabu Stew, Stood Up. He did a great job in all of them and is handling the pressure Jackson is under very well"

"Stood Up. This was an intense moment and very defining for the characters and their relationship."

"Jackson and Ina are in a complex, sincere relationship that has been building for a while now. Their writing is true to both their characters and each other."

» April Awards

Posted on Mon May 8th, 2017 @ 3:06am by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

Greetings crew!

We had over 40 award nominations for the month of April and there were some very close races. Every single crewmember received votes for something. You are all amazing writers and this sim is one of a kind.

[Crew's Choice Award]: Lieutenant Ina Nici: Her outstanding leadership, guidance, and willingness to involve herself with many crew, have earned her the selection of her fellow cremates.

"For taking on several multi-part posts, organizing them on slack and overall activity to encourage things forward, I nominate Nici. She (he) was one of the strong characters that helped carry a strong month. I look forward to interacting with Nici in character and in slack."

"For her deep posting and top notch writing skills. She earns my vote for crew's choice."

[Captain's Personal Merit Award]: Ensign Luka Stern

"I really have a tough time with this award as there are always multiple characters who deserve it. However, Luka's strong presence continues to make the sim more than just characters on a page. She makes it come alive with her writing, especially the way she has developed her backstory and brought the Creed and her family into our reality. Additionally, she is a stalwart presence, always willing to give good advice on how JPs can develop. We are fortunate to have her spend her efforts with us and I thank her."

[Purple Heart]: Winners- Commander Malcom Llwyedd, Lieutenant JJ Davis

"For their injuries during the attack by the New Maquis."

[Most Improved Player]: Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan

"It's nice to see Harlan getting out of the tubes more. I especially enjoyed his trip to Sickbay and mining the comet."

"I have really been impressed with the improvements in Doug's writing. He is writing more. Writing more descriptively, and portraying his old, gruff, crusty self very well. I hope to see this continue."

[Meritorious Newcomer] Lieutenant Yumi Han

"She has been a great addition this last month. Her posts are amazing, funny, and well written. I definitely look forward to having many more great interactions and stories from her."

"From the moment she boarded the Firebird, Yumi has been interesting, unique, funny, and engaging. A+!"

"This character is well thought out and fun to read. The writer has done a lot to be a part of the ship and to promote other writings. It's been a pleasure to be a part of several posts with this character and writer."

[Rose Award]: Lieutenant Ina Nici and Ensign Jackson Smith

"I can't say that I expected the romances to develop but the quality of writing, the depth of emotion and the way these two have bonded over multiple JPs has been remarkable. I applaud both of them and look forward to seeing where this whole thing goes. Kudos!"

[Plot Development]: Ensign Jackson Smith

"The willingness for Brian to put his character through so much turmoil and potential risk has opened up an incredible story. Most of the crew has become embroiled with this subplot in some fashion or another and it will lead directly to Mission 2. He has been a great sport and has had quality ideas. Thank you!"

[DeForest Kelly Humor Award]: Emily Mox

"She is just awesome."

"This lovable scamp is hilarious!"

"Emily Mox is hilarious."

"Emily Moxx is a totally awesome NPC."

[Library Excellence Award]: Lieutenant Rhesha Th'Kharia

"Rhesha's character is done with such great skill every time he appears in a post. His dialogue is pitch perfect and he manages to bring the Andorian characterization without being heavy handed. He is the type of character that is reserved but makes you want to see more and more of him. Well done and we need to see more of him."

You all make me proud.

Commander Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298

Latest Mission Posts

» The Keys to Change

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jun 26th, 2017 @ 2:53am by Lieutenant Natalie Keys & Ensign Soto Gantt


For the third time Gantt lowered his hand without chiming the door to the lieutenant's quarters. He wasn't sure why he requested a visit. Some need for closure. Losing another member of the crew. Having a new Chief of Engineering. No matter what some things would not have changed.…

» Changing of the Guard

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jun 26th, 2017 @ 2:52am by Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant Commander Karen Myles


The ship felt like it was asleep with the warp core at standby. Being docked at Empok Nor meant that the Firebird could run off of the plentiful energy supply from the station's power source. Malcom had noticed a strange power surge earlier but everything appeared to be calm.…

» Zulg My Friend

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jun 26th, 2017 @ 2:52am by Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Ensign Jackson Smith & Zulg


Shortly after arriving at Empok Nor, Jackson set out. There wasn't a lot he could do for the investigation into the agent. Many of the suspects, he wouldn't know where to begin to look into them. But there was one that he had a lead he could follow up…

» New Guard, Old Guard

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jun 26th, 2017 @ 2:51am by Lieutenant JG Rhesha Th'Kharia & Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan


Rhesha still hadn't taken over the Chief's office. It felt wrong somehow. He was still doing all of his work from the Assistant Chief's station. The day had started with a memo from Captain Llwyedd on the need for an Assistant Chief. He had spent most of the morning…

» Smoke Signals

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Jun 26th, 2017 @ 2:49am by Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron & Lieutenant Yumi Han & Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan


A mountain of wreckage rose like the husk of a spent bonfire in Cargo Bay 2. They hadn't recovered anything from the Prometheus, and Yumi wondered if they had recovered anything more than scorched debris from Riyat's weather machine. They would find out soon.

=^= Han to Chief M'rron…

Latest Personal Logs

» 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.…

» Chief Counselor's Personal Log #2 - The Weight of Expectation

Posted on Sun May 28th, 2017 @ 8:18pm by Lieutenant Nora Morrison M.D.

As we begin to provide assistance to the people of Quinor VII, even without psionic abilities, I can sense the weight of expectation and apprehension amongst the crew. This is what we have all trained for and have been preparing for, but finally, the moment is here. Now is the…

» What to do?

Posted on Tue May 9th, 2017 @ 6:20pm by Ensign Jackson Smith

"Personal Log 0700 hours March 7, 2394" Jackson sighed. It had been a long night and he probably shouldn't be doing a personal log. It had been awhile, and he had some words for starfleet to read. "Go to hell. End log." Jackson chuckled. That really felt good. Jackson had…

» I Know You Can Hear Me

Posted on Sat May 6th, 2017 @ 3:35pm by Lieutenant Yumi Han

Personal Log: Lt. Yumi Han
Stardate: 71165.07 (2 March, 2394 - 0600 Hours)


I know you can’t hear me. Not here. We’ll find you soon. Until then, your name is... Hmm, Benedict will do.

Corrupting Jackson's file was a mistake, Benedict. It revealed the depth of your infiltration into…

» Old Feelings

Posted on Thu May 4th, 2017 @ 7:42pm by Lieutenant Ina Nici

*** Ina Nici Personal Log Stardate: 71156.6 ***

Just returned from a short vacation thanks to a little altercation with a group calling themselves the New Maquis. As if we didn't already have enough trouble with trying to help get Cardassia back up and running and perhaps even inviting them…