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"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

» At Long Last!

Posted on Fri Feb 2nd, 2018 @ 8:41pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

From: Starfleet Command Office of Personnel
To: Captain Malcom Llwyedd, Commanding Officer USS Firebird
Subject: Personnel Action Items

Attention to orders,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotions of the following personnel as of 10 June, 2394:

Ensign Soto Gantt to Lieutenant J.G.

Ensign Luka Stern to Lieutenant J.G

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kipp Lak to Petty Officer 1st Class

All of them have conducted themselves in a manner that reflects the highest standards of Starfleet Command. Their dedication, hard work and selfless service reflects great credit upon themselves, the USS Firebird and all of Starfleet. May they continue to serve with such dedication and diligence.

Sincerely,

Admiral Awlyn Rims


» January Outstanding Post Winner

Posted on Fri Feb 2nd, 2018 @ 8:29pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

[WINNER]

Assault On Isengard (Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant Ina Nici & Lieutenant Kedra Nema & Lieutenant Laree Desai & Lieutenant Commander Yumi Han & Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens JR & Crewman Gianna Djokovic & Kalstri Tenistion & Petty Officer 1st Class Sunan Kemok)

"Assault on Isengard [CD] was an awesome post--I loved it! Everyone involved deserves a standing ovation."

"Desai's idea for this post was inspired. A very original concept that gave tons of players a chance to flex their creativity and interact in humorous ways. We all had a blast writing it."

"The creativity of the JP, the flow from writer to writer and the laughs are enough to deserve a spot. Well done to all involved."

"We all need to be reminded that character development posts are very important. They allow writers to flex their creative muscles and have fun doing things their characters otherwise wouldn't be able to do. Kudos to Desai and all involved with this JP for making it fun for ALL of us."

Congratulations!

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298



» January 2018 Awards

Posted on Fri Feb 2nd, 2018 @ 8:21pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd in General News

January Awards:

[Captain's Personal Merit] Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan

Some of this I will have said in the Friday Musings this morning but it is no less relevant. Every story has a character that is wise due to many years of dealing with all the hurts and hardships the world throws their way. Harlan is certainly that character. He has served on TWELVE different ships of eight different classes. He represents a wealth of knowledge and he has been a wonderful character to have on the ship. He might be grumpy at times but he truly cares about the ship. OOC Doug has really shown a willingness to grow his character beyond where it started. He has honed his craft, allowing Harlan to develop into a more well rounded person. For his hard work, positive attitude and curmudgeonly love, I award Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan my Personal Merit.

[Crew's Choice] Lieutenant Laree Desai

“It does't seem right to nominate anyone else this month. Desai took me by the horns and dragged me kicking and screaming into the simm's mission, storyline and ensured I made a proper entrance lol. But aside from all of that ;) This woman is beyond an amazing writing. The depth of detail and research she draws into her character and the storyline is intense and it works so amazingly well. It drowns us in the ocean that is science and leaves us breathing and wanting more. As a person, Audrey is beyond amazing. She is so supportive in both an IC and OOC role. She's not afraid to take a person by the hand and push them to reach the potential she believes she sees in each individual. The woman has a heart of gold :)”

“It was awesome to write a non-counseling post that was still reasonably therapeutic to some degree. Savin was able to learn some things about Desai that he'd likely not have learned in a formal session.”
“Wow. Desai has supreme abilities to put me in the character's shoes through concrete physical details. Always a pleasure to read!”

“Desai is a powerful character. She has the feeling of a real person and helps draw me further into the story. I appreciate all of the detail and deftness in her writing. Plus ++ science!”

(Runners Up: Lieutenant Jennifer Richardson M.D., Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan, Lieutenant Ina Nici, Lieutenant Commander Yumi Han, Ensign Luka Stern, Lieutenant Nora Morrison M.D., Lieutenant M’ndi M’rron)

[Geordi LaForge Obstacle Citation] Lieutenant Savin Psy.D

“Savin continues to excel in this category, very involved and responsive, never breaking character. Great job!”

“Savin, much like the namesake of this award, refuses to let his physical differences stop him from being able to perform his duties as a Starfleet officer. He represents all that is hopeful to those who face challenging situations and overcome them to excel at life.”

[Technical Medal] Lieutenant Laree Desai

“Desai always makes a great effort to put in scientifically accurate information. I'm always impressed by this and how well it still fits the story!”

“I can’t think of anyone who deserves this medal more than Desai. She is the consummate technical professional and the posts are incredible. Her attention to detail is outstanding. Very well deserved.”

[Non-Player Character Award] Emergency Medical Hologram

“Fred's rendition of the EMH is indistinguishable from his characterization on Voyager. He captures the doctor's personality to perfection, and it makes the EMH a lot of fun to have aboard.”

[Plot Development Citation] Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens and Ensign Soto Gantt

“For their outstanding cubit mission that led to the discovery of the key piece of information that allowed us to locate the USS Monterey. It was fun to watch the two of them really own their idea for the cubit mission and make it unique and compelling. Well done!"

[Most Improved Player of the Month] Lieutenant Nora Morrison M.D.

“I have been so impressed with the increased dedication of this character. She has certainly gotten out of her comfort zone, especially on the cubit mission. Her writing is very well done. I am thankful for her hard work and dedication.”

[Obsidian Fleet Merit of Time Served]

“Awarded to crewmembers who have served on the ship for one year.” (I am a little early on a few of these but it is so close!

Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Lieutenant Kedra Nema
Lieutenant Nora Morrison M.D.
Lieutenant J.G Jackson Smith
Lieutenant M’ndi M’rron
Ensign Luka Stern
Chief Petty Officer Arlan Harlan
Ensign Gantt Soto

Special thanks to all of you who have stuck with us for so long. You are a joy to write with and I am thankful to call you friends.

Sincerely and with great respect,
Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Commanding Officer
USS Firebird NCC-88298


» 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




Latest Mission Posts

» Crucible 3 [PLOT]

Mission: Interlude 1
Posted on Mon Feb 19th, 2018 @ 3:42pm by Lieutenant Laree Desai & Lieutenant Savin Psy.D & Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant JG Soto Gantt & Lieutenant JG Luka Stern & Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith & Crewman Gianna Djokovic & Lieutenant Commander Jörgen Leed & Petty Officer 1st Class Kipp Lak

Continued from "Crucible 2"

[ON]

[Suylea Control Station]

Arba held her gaze on the Starfleet diplomat, considering his words.

Behind her, on the viewscreen, the Creedaccelerated.

"Founder!" One of the Jem'Hadar yelled and Arba turned in time to watch the collision of the patrol craft and the Starfleet carrier. The…


» Crucible 2 [PLOT]

Mission: Interlude 1
Posted on Mon Feb 19th, 2018 @ 3:41pm by Lieutenant Laree Desai & Lieutenant Savin Psy.D & Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant JG Soto Gantt & Lieutenant JG Luka Stern & Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith & Crewman Gianna Djokovic & Lieutenant Commander Jörgen Leed & Petty Officer 1st Class Kipp Lak

Continued from "Crucible 1"

[ON]

[Suylea Control Station]

Kipp looked at Commander Leed, wondering how he would respond to the changeling's words. Did it mean they were willing to halt the attacks? On the viewscreen of the control room, he watched as the unexpected turrets unleashed a withering fire on…


» Crucible 1 [PLOT]

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Sun Feb 18th, 2018 @ 4:33pm by Lieutenant Laree Desai & Lieutenant Savin Psy.D & Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Lieutenant JG Soto Gantt & Lieutenant JG Luka Stern & Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith & Crewman Gianna Djokovic & Lieutenant Commander Jörgen Leed & Petty Officer 1st Class Kipp Lak

[ON]

[Jem'Hadar Patrol Ship #1]

Gul Riyat sat in the command chair of his patrol ship, leaning forward as he looked at the large viewscreen in front of him. For the past hour, his ship, the most advanced in the small Suylean fleet, had been searching for the source of…


» The Beginning, The Middle And The End 2 [PLOT]

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 @ 11:46pm by Captain Malcom Llwyedd & Crewman Gianna Djokovic & Lieutenant Ina Nici

Continued from "The Beginning, The Middle And The End 1"

[ON]

It had been almost fifteen minutes since the away teams had transported to the Monterey. Nici had been watching her screens, adjusting sensors, attempting to keep an eye on the intel team but it had disappeared from her scopes.…


» Let's Blow This Thing And Go Home 4 [PLOT]

Mission: Echoes of the Dominion
Posted on Mon Feb 12th, 2018 @ 11:43pm by Lieutenant Commander Yumi Han & Lieutenant JG Jackson Smith & Chief Petty Officer Charles Stephens JR

Continued from "Let's Blow This Thing and Go Home 3"

[ON]

Three black silhouettes stood at the rim of the crater. Suylea’s red sun sat half below the horizon, blazing in a half circle behind them. Yumi lifted her tricorder and pointed to a node on the map of the…


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.…