Welcome to the USS Firebird
Phoenix flying in the night sky. (The art style resembles a unit patch that gets sewn onto a military uniform.)

"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


Latest News Items

» June 2018 Awards

Posted on Tue Jul 10th, 2018 @ 3:05pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

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[Captain's Personal Merit] Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron

This month I would like to give my personal merit award to Danika/ M'ndi. As you all know, she is leaving the sim due to real life obligations. Recently she has had a lot of great changes in her life and there are many decisions and paths before her. I asked her to join this sim because I knew how creative and interesting her character would be. And I was right. Every post that M'ndi has been in has been better for her presence. My only regret is that she isn't staying and growing in front of our eyes. But M'ndi will always be a part of our crew and welcome to return anytime.

[Crew's Choice Award] Lieutenant Laree Desai

"Audrey has always been an amazing contributor to the group, but I particularly appreciate her help this mission. She has kept us organized and given us the information to keep the mission going without stifling creativity. I am so happy she is with us!"

"The medical and science teams both deserve to be mentioned for their great efforts in finding a cure for the disease. But Desai was the one coming up with all kinds of detail about it and managed to do so in a way that made the disease very believable. Advanced enough to require some serious research and not just the a dose of some vague antidote, but also made it not impossible-to-solve-unless-you-use-magic. Definitely a great job."

"For the fun mission."

"For being the guiding light during our dark time on the Galilei. Way to bring us all back safely."

[Plot Development Award] Lieutenant Laree Desai

"Desai has made profound contributions to shape the science plots of our missions. That takes a lot of research and dedication to detail and nuance as well as leadership to get everyone moving in the same direction together. Hard work! But much more satisfying sci-fi in the end. :)"

"Without her extensive contributions, Mission 3 would not have been as riveting or fulfilling. She wrote well and was able to outline and plot the mission with all the writers."

Runners-Up: Ensign T'sai, Captain Malcom Llwyedd, Lieutenant Cynfor Rees, Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron, Lieutenant Commander Yumi Han, Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith, Ensign Ashralle Sh’shrytral

[Service Silver Merit Level 1] For 1 YEAR of Outstanding Service
Awarded to:
Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens JR
Lieutenant Laree Desai

"I would like to thank both of these wonderful people for making a home here on our little ship. We are grateful for your continuing presence and hope you remain for a long, long time."


Congratulations to our winners!

Steady as she goes

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298



» May Outstanding Post Winner

Posted on Mon Jun 11th, 2018 @ 1:09pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

[WINNER]

No force in the 'verse (Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron and Lieutenant Laree Desai)

"I would like to nominate "No force in the 'verse" this month. Science departments can become such an underused department on any sim in my opinion. I really enjoyed reading a glimpse into the department and what they are doing, while some of us are playing cowboy on the bridge. I also loved the way these two characters interact with each other in this post. Now I want more from the two of them."

"No force in the 'verse" really grabbed with the portrayal of deep emotion. Both PCs struggled to find comfort and to know how much to involve M'ndi during the mission. Their decisions set up some great storytelling during this mission."

"No force in the verse deserves recognition. I liked how it built personal commitment into a heavy science / med mission and I can't wait to see what happens"

"At its heart, Star Trek is about people. M'ndi and Desai shared a wonderful, challenging, personal situation. It really was an outstanding post"


[Runners Up]

Shore Leave Interrupted (By Lieutenant Commander Yumi Han & Lieutenant Cynfor Rees & Lieutenant Kedra Nema & Lieutenant Rhiana t'Aegis & Lieutenant Nora Morrison M.D. & Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron & Lieutenant Laree Desai & Jillian Mox & Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant JG Soto Gantt & Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith & Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens JR & Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan & Crewman Gianna Djokovic & Lieutenant JG Luka Stern & Petty Officer 1st Class Kipp Lak & Lieutenant Savin Psy.D & Lieutenant JG Alenis Tajor)

"'Shore Leave Interrupted' really stood out to me as a shining example of the diverse writing skills this crew has and I think it is a solid contender for Outstanding Post. I am not normally a fan of large group posts, but I love the vignette style of this story and how it gave everyone a moment to shine and be creative."

Triage Preparation (By Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron & Lieutenant Laree Desai & Jillian Mox & Lieutenant JG Alenis Tajor & Chief Petty Officer Zene Beddite)

I think my favorite post of May was "Triage Preparation", because it shows the Firebird crew getting ready to do her job, but also has a wonderful personal dimension with M'ndi's fear about her parents but wanting to keep that information private, trying to deal with it herself, very interesting and dramatic. Great job, Danika!

Propithecus Perrieri, Epilogue (By Lieutenant Laree Desai & Kalstri Tenistion)

Propithecus Perrieri, Epilogue Such a well crafted post, exemplifying the writing abilities of all involved. A short list, but a hard one to select from. This stood out.rc.

My congratulations to all of you!

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298


» May 2018 Awards

Posted on Mon Jun 11th, 2018 @ 12:58pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

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[Captain's Personal Merit] Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith

This month I would like to give my personal merit award to Jackson/ Brian. He might not be the most outgoing on Slack but he is always there and is always working to make sure the story is moving along. He pitches in with wonderful NPCs like the underappreciated Kalstri, adding deft touches that make them come alive. He is a vocal supporter for other players and, of course, is never shy about getting Jackson into all sorts of wonderful escapades. I look forward to seeing how he handles Mission 4. Thank you for all your words and dedication.


[Crew's Choice Award] Lieutenant Laree Desai

"She is always working to make the sim better. Perhaps it is part of her being command staff, but I think that her being part of the command staff is a reflection of her dedication."

"I had a great time writing JPs with Desai this month!"

"Desai had a strong month appearing in several plot missions. Well done!"

"Seriously, what would we have done without her in May?! I am thankful for the energy and time she puts in to making her character authentic and interesting. I feel like the sci-fi science writing is impressive and helpful in keeping things interesting for the whole ship. I also love the overlay of spirituality to all the movements."

"Audrey has been amazing this month with running this story arc. Her guidelines and help has been vital to the success of these JPs. I have enjoyed this storyline and its success is in large part because of Audrey."

"She deserves recognition for her dedication to the sim and her tireless quest for excellence. She has provided leadership worthy of the second officer position and writing that is nuanced and deft. Thank you!"

Runners Up: Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith, Lieutenant Kedra Nema, Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan, Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron, Lieutenant Cynfor Rees, Commander Yumi Han.

Congratulations to our winners!

Steady as she goes

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298



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» April Outstanding Post Winner

Posted on Mon May 7th, 2018 @ 11:36am by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

[WINNER]

Breakfast With A Side of Discomfort (Lieutenant Savin and Lieutenant Soto Gantt)

"Breakfast With A Side Of Discomfort" Gantt's motivation to join Starfleet, to learn more about his Bajoran heritage, comes back beautifully in this JP. I loved all the little touches of excellent writing: apt body language, on point descriptions, natural dialogue, and windows into his and his family's personalities. It made me want to read more about Gantt's personal journey on the Firebird.

"My choice for Outstanding Post goes to "Breakfast with a side of Discomfort." This award is well-deserved despite loosing Savin because of the outstanding character development we see in Gantt. From the keen description of smells and taste, to the shared insight about making others carry out his plans, it is a great post that made me want to be sitting at the next table."

"Breakfast With A Side of Discomfort was a very well written, revealing post. Well done!"


[Runners Up]

R&R (Series) (Chief Warrant Officer (Grade 2) Amara Vaun Jr. & Lieutenant M'ndi M'rron & Lieutenant Laree Desai & Lieutenant Savin Psy.D & Lieutenant JG Luka Stern)

"R&R. These were wonderful posts with a lot of cool interactions and information about each character. A joy to read, and exemplifying the best of our crew. In particular the interaction between Luka and Savin was touching. Coming to grips with that kind of personal shift as a counselor. It raises the age old question of who counsels the counselor, while showing how Savin is coping. Excellent all around"

Rocks for Brains (Series) (Lieutenant Commander Yumi Han & Lieutenant Kedra Nema & Kreeketh & Lieutenant JG Luka Stern, & Zug (NPC Llwyedd)

"The "Rocks for Brains" posts were fantastic! I loved seeing members of the crew come together to help Kreeketh and then reading how his new body was received at Zulg's. The posts were creative and hilarious all around. Great job, everyone!"

Unreasonable Demands (Captain Malcom Llwyedd, Lieutenant Rhiana t'Aegis)

"There were a few posts this month that were really outstanding to me, but 'Unreasonable Demands' went above and beyond. It was an excellent piece of character development, the writing was fantastic, and it definitely left me wanting to know more about Rhiana's past."

"Unreasonable Demands" keeps coming back to mind. The smoothly confident Bokot contrasted well with Rhiana, who was able to show real character, personal conflict, and develop an intriguing story arc.

No Pips Allowed (Zulg & Crewman Thomas Lopt & Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens JR & Petty Officer 3rd Class Max Tragar & Crewman Gianna Djokovic & Petty Officer 3rd Class Kalel & Crewman Recruit Jerant van Rijn)

"No Pips Allowed" This was started by Gia and it blew up into a very fun post for the enlisted crew and some side characters from Empok Nor."

My congratulations to all of you!

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298



» April 2018 Awards

Posted on Mon May 7th, 2018 @ 11:11am by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

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[Captain's Personal Merit] Crewman Gianna Djokovic

There was time during our dark and never ending winter that I feared our Gia was disappearing and we wouldn't get her back. More importantly, I was worried about Liam. But then, bit by bit (And with some prodding by me) Gia started posting and now, thankfully, she and Liam are 100% back into the story and we are all better for that. I have noticed this past month Liam's fun attitude and concern for all. He has really been a touchstone for the sim this past month and I am grateful for that. I also know how much of a stress it can be to deal with a spouse who is getting a graduate degree. This award is for his outstanding writing, slack presence and generally upbeat attitude. Thank you!
(Gia also finished a close second in Crew's Choice and I am going to post those comments here too.)

"Gia (and mirror Gia) had a busy month! From wrangling her sad/drunk boyfriend on a night out with the enlisted to training a new security recruit to helping a friend prepare for his wedding to rescuing grumpy Harlan from bandits to dueling an unrequited suitor, this gal has been a joy to read. It's amazing to see one character written consistently and interestingly in such diverse situations and with so many different other players."

"Gia has been busy this month and is really doing some great posts."

"Great job with the JP with Savin this month, really gave us some more insight into Gianna's inner workings!"

[Crew's Choice Award] Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan

"The mirror universe JPs were a lot of fun - Doug's work on these JPs got a lot of people excited. It's an interesting way to re-imagine our characters that adds depth to our "normal" Firebird personas."

"I really enjoyed Harlan's responses on the mirror universe post. I know it can be difficult writing two sides of the same character in the same post and he handled it with ease. Harlan's writing is generally great and I look forward to getting some JPs with him."

"I think he has added lots of value to the ship over the months and his work on the mirror universe has been awesome."

"Doug had a good month of writing and a lot of activity on Slack. He's ready to throw Harlan into any situation and I look forward to reading how he handles them. Doug has also been a constant on Slack, and has new things to share."

"Doug's presence and can-do attitude are critical to the success of the ship. He's always ready to jump in and his eagerness to write this past month has been welcome. Great job embracing the Mirror Universe setting and encouraging others to participate."

Honorable Mentions: Crewman Gianna Djokovic, Lieutenant Kedra Nema, Lieutenant M'ni M'rron, Captain Malcom Llwyedd, Lieutenant Commander Yumi Han, HALP.

[Newcomer of the Month] Lieutenant Cynfor Rees
"Cynfor is fun to write with. His good humor masks a secretive past, and I hope to see a lot more of both as his story lines develop."

“It has been great to add Howie back to the ship in a new role. This character's backstory is interesting and I look forward to seeing more of him as he gets settled into the ship.”

As always, I am amazed by your generosity and kindness.

Steady as she goes

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Latest Mission Posts

» Fallout in the Mirror Universe [MIRROR]

Mission: Interlude 2
Posted on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 @ 3:23pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant Kedra Nema & Lieutenant Laree Desai & Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan & Petty Officer 3rd Class Max Tragar

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Ah! thought Harlan. What a beautiful day on Empok Nor. Space looked mighty fine through the station's viewports and nobody had tried to stab or strangle him more than once per day since some silly rascals from the other universe popped in to cause havoc. He really didn't mind…


» Old Science, New Faces [CD]

Mission: Interlude 2
Posted on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 @ 3:20pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant JG Murril Na

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Kipp stood near the transporter pad, watching as the shimmering light flared and then solidified into the form of the new Assistant Chief Science Officer. Kipp stepped forward a step and gave a half bow. "Greetings, lieutenant. I am Petty Officer Lak, the captain's yeoman. I'm here to help…


» Breaking New Paths [CD]

Mission: Interlude 2
Posted on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 @ 3:19pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant JG Yikete Oggt

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The tall, lithe, pink-hued and somewhat androgynous-looking reptilian walked with graceful strides along one of Firebird's interior corridors. He wore a Starfleet medical uniform that seemed almost cartoonish in its proportions: slacks stretched over wirey legs, broad shoulders and long arms, but an almost impossibly thin body as if…


» Trial by Fire [CD]

Mission: Interlude 2
Posted on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 @ 3:18pm by Lieutenant Rhiana t'Aegis & Petty Officer 3rd Class Gianna Djokovic

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Gia was awoken abruptly in the middle of the night by a harsh klaxon and the announcement that she needed to report to her station in the brig. Assuming the worst, she dressed hastily and put her hair up into a pony tail as she power-walked through the empty…


» Disengagement [CD]

Mission: Interlude 2
Posted on Fri Aug 17th, 2018 @ 3:17pm by Petty Officer 3rd Class Fhiri & Petty Officer 3rd Class Gianna Djokovic

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This doesn't make any sense Fhiri thought as she walked down the Firebird's corridor. She was still new to the ship but because of the small scale, she'd memorized the floorplans easily. Doing that allowed her to resume her normal walking position, hunched over, head down, eyes focused on…


Latest Personal Logs

» A Close Call

Posted on Fri Oct 27th, 2017 @ 6:34pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd

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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 @ 3:58pm 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 @ 6:36pm 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 @ 6:15pm by Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens JR

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"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 @ 3:50pm 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.…