Crew Awards

Starfleet Academy Graduate Starfleet Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Starfleet Command Academy Graduate Starfleet Command Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Starfleet Security/Tactical Academy Graduate Starfleet Security/Tactical Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Starfleet Counseling Academy Graduate Starfleet Counseling Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Starfleet Medical Academy Graduate Starfleet Medical Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Starfleet Engineering Academy Graduate Starfleet Engineering Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Starfleet Science Academy Graduate Starfleet Science Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Starfleet Diplomatic/Intelligence/JAG Academy Graduate Starfleet Diplomatic/Intelligence/JAG Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Starfleet Operations Academy Graduate Starfleet Operations Academy Graduate
Character graduated from the Relevant Academy Courses
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Silver Book Silver Book
Replacing the Golden Scroll award, we are now having the Silver book award.

Is awarded monthly to the writer/s of posts that have been of quality and shows their characters and the story to the best advantage. NOT to be confused with the Library Excellence award from OF. This award is for Elysium players only. The posts have to be of good quality, with minimal grammar and spelling errors. They do not need to advance the overall plot and can be what are termed filler posts. They must however be over 500 words long if a solo post and over 1000 words if a joint post.
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Mission Stars Mission Stars
If you participated in over 50% of the current mission as a player-character, you are entitled to a Bronze Mission Star. If this is your fifth mission on board the Elysium, a Silver Mission Star is worn in place of five Bronze Mission Stars, and a Deployment Commendation Ribbon is authorized to be worn, if applicable. After 5 silver stars, a gold star is worn.
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Bridge Officer Certification Bridge Officer Certification
Completed your Bridge Officer Cert? Let us know!
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6 Months! 6 Months!
The player has served with us for 6 months
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1 Year - Time Served 1 Year - Time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 1 full year!
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2 Years - Time Served 2 Years - Time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 2 years!
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3 Years - Time Served 3 Years - Time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 3 years!
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4 year time Served 4 year time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 4 years
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5 year time Served 5 year time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 5 years
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6 year time Served 6 year time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 6 years
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7 year time Served 7 year time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 7 years
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8 year time Served 8 year time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 8 years
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9 Year time Served 9 Year time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 9 years
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10 year time Served 10 year time Served
This player has been on the Elysium for 10 years
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Elysium's First Birthday Elysium's First Birthday
For players who were here when we celebrated our first Birthday!
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Elysium's second Birthday Elysium's second Birthday
For players who were here for our second birthday!
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Elysium's Third Birthday Elysium's Third Birthday
For players who were here for our third birthday!
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4th Birthday - USS Elysium 4th Birthday - USS Elysium
This player celebrated the Elysium's 4th birthday
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5th Birthday- USS Elysium 5th Birthday- USS Elysium
This player celebrated the Elysium's 5th birthday
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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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Non Player Character Award Non Player Character 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 simm.
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Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded to the crew member/s that has made significant "romantic" character advancements. This has become an award in itself because romance gives a sense of realism adds dimension to a character. Because this aspect of literature can often be very difficult to write, players that progress their character romantically deserve recognition
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Commendation for Mission Participation Commendation for Mission Participation
Awarded to writers who have frequently and consistently worked on mission-related posts during a mission.
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Silver Mission Star Silver Mission Star
If you participated in over 50% of the current mission as a player-character, you are entitled to a Bronze Mission Star. If this is your fifth mission on board the Elysium, a Silver Mission Star is worn in place of five Bronze Mission Stars, and a Deployment Commendation Ribbon is authorized to be worn, if applicable. After 5 silver stars, a gold star is worn.
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Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
For those Joint Posts which are wonderful and excellent and who's writers deserve recognition.
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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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Crew's Choice Award Crew's Choice Award
Voted on by the crew of the simm in question. No real criteria, just the player which the crew feels excelled that month.
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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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Starfleet Pilot's Cross Starfleet Pilot's Cross
IS awarded by Starfleet Command to a conn officer or Support craft pilot for outstanding display of skills in the line of duty.
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Boarding Repulsion Ribbon Boarding Repulsion Ribbon
Awarded to any starfleet personnel for active participation in any campaign who, during the act of war, prevents or repels any foreign party from gaining or removing control over any starfleet property. Issued to those personnel that preformed their duty within the territorial limits of the campaign, in the space immediately adjacent thereto to by participating in actual combat operations or in support of combat operations. this includes both frontline and support personnel. issued by starfleet command, awarded to any starfleet personnel.
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Solace Ribbon Solace Ribbon
Awarded to an officer for demonstrating excellence in their duties in the field of Counselling.
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Semper Fidelis Cross Semper Fidelis Cross
Awarded to an officer for demonstrating excellence in their duties in the fields of Marine combat or operations.
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Preantares Ribbon Preantares Ribbon
Awarded to an officer for demonstrating excellence in their duties in the field of starship or starbase Operations.
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Intelligence Star Intelligence Star
Awarded to an officer for demonstrating excellence in their duties in the field of Intelligence.
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Golden Heart Golden Heart
Awarded to an officer for demonstrating excellence in their duties in the field of Medical.
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Rising Star Rising Star
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Gold LifeSaving Medal Gold LifeSaving Medal
This medal is awarded to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from harm. The rescue must have been at the risk of the rescuer's own life, with evidence of extreme and heroic daring.
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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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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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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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Captain's Personal Merit Captain's Personal Merit
Awarded to the crew member who the Captain feels worthy.
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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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Silver Lifesaving Medal Silver Lifesaving Medal
This medal is awarded to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from harm. The Silver Medal differs from the Gold Lifesaving Medal in that the act need not involve the degree of heroism and risk called for in the Gold Medal.
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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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Prisoner of War Prisoner of War
The POW Medal is issued only to any person who was taken prisoner or held captive while engaged in action against an enemy of the United Federation of Planets, or while serving with friendly forces engaged in armed conflict. The recipient's conduct, while in captivity, must have been honorable.
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Command Commendation Command Commendation
Awarded by the choice of the Commanding Officer, the recipient of this award typically has contributed out-of-character in some way to the administration of the sim. Or perhaps the CO just likes you. *shrug* Difficult to say
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'HEART OF THE TIGER' AWARD 'HEART OF THE TIGER' AWARD
Awarded to the player/s who has taken considerable effort in creating action-packed, edge-of-your-seat combat posts in a way that is both believable yet incredible; the type of writing they make little toy action figures out of!
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Wormhole Award Wormhole Award
Presented to all members of a federation ship or support craft and who has successfully crossed through a wormhole no less then three times. Presented by the CO of a ship.
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The Order of Defense The Order of Defense
Awarded to an officer for demonstrating excellence in their duties in the field of Security.
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Technical Excellence Technical Excellence
Awarded to an officer for demonstrating excellence in their duties in the field of Engineering.
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Gamma Quadrant Service Ribbon Gamma Quadrant Service Ribbon
For those who have served in the Gamma Quadrant
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Alpha Quadrant Service Ribbon Alpha Quadrant Service Ribbon
For those who have served in the Alpha Quadrant
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Beta Quadrant Service Ribbon Beta Quadrant Service Ribbon
For those who have served in the Beta Quadrant
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Delta Quadrant Service Ribbon Delta Quadrant Service Ribbon
For those who have served in the Delta Quadrant
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Commanding Officer Certification Commanding Officer Certification
completed the commanding officer certification
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Outstanding Mission-Related Posts Outstanding Mission-Related Posts
Awarded to writers who have led in the forward momentum of the mission or who have made an original, positive contribution to the mission plotline. This award is meant to recognize significant service during a mission, but of a lesser extent than the Outstanding Leadership in a Mission award.
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Outstanding Personal Character Arc Outstanding Personal Character Arc
Awarded to a writer who has created an interesting, involving and compelling personal arc, either embedded within a larger mission or written as a separate piece, which has led to a significant change in character personality or has provided a major moment in a character's life experience, and has captured the interest of other players.
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Outstanding Side Plot Outstanding Side Plot
Awarded to a writer who has created and led other players on an original side mission, either during a mission or during a free write period, and that has captured the interest of other players.
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Outstanding Non-Mission Contributions Outstanding Non-Mission Contributions
Awarded to writers who have frequently and consistently contributed to another writer's side plot, personal character arc, or otherwise contributed significantly to storylines outside the framework of the main mission.
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Surprise Star Surprise Star
Awarded to those writers whose characters unexpectedly became the star of a mission.
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Unit of Merit Unit of Merit
Awarded to the crew by the TFCO.
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Gold Mission Star Gold Mission Star
If you participated in over 50% of the current mission as a player-character, you are entitled to a Bronze Mission Star. If this is your fifth mission on board the Elysium, a Silver Mission Star is worn in place of five Bronze Mission Stars, and a Deployment Commendation Ribbon is authorized to be worn, if applicable. After 5 silver stars, a gold star is worn.
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Post of The Year Post of The Year
As voted by the crew! The post that shaped the crew, the post that everyone said "OHH I LIKIE!" To be awarded yearly, nominations commence December.

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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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Starfleet Survival Cross Starfleet Survival Cross
Award Level: Special Honour
Non-Combat/Combat: Both
Other Restrictions: Special Circumstances (See Description)
Awarded to Starfleet personnel who have been either stranded in an inhospitable environment or held captive by enemy forces for a period of no less than three months. In situations where the captivity or environment are especially arduous (i.e. extremes of temperature or weather harmful to the character's species, torture, etc.) the time requirement may be shortened or practically eliminated.
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Four Palm Leaf Medal Four Palm Leaf Medal
Awarded to Starfleet personnel who have distinguished themselves in the conduct of First Contact missions, representing the United Federation of Planets in such manner and conduct that they are recognized as having met or exceeded the primary mandate of the United Federation of Planets Starfleet in 'seeking out new life and new civilizations'. The medal is presented by the individual's Commanding Officer, with authorization from a Senior Flag Officer.
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Star of Hope Star of Hope
The Star of Hope is awarded for combat action only, and is awarded to any person killed in action while serving the armed forces of the United Federation of Planets. It is only awarded posthumously.
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Outstanding Antagonist Outstanding Antagonist
This award denotes a players exceptionally well crafted villain who has contributed to a simms plot line convincingly over a series of posts.
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Matias Grronkil's Award for Engineering Excellence Matias Grronkil's Award for Engineering Excellence
In memory of Lt. Commander Matias Grronkil, who was this ships Chief Engineer for 2 years, this award is given to those who show great engineering prowess.
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ELYSIUM UNIT CITATION ELYSIUM UNIT CITATION
Awarded to a group of players who have demonstrated cohesiveness and prowess in joint-posting, interacting with each other to further the plotline, contribution to the collective story and generally writing a fun posting thread to read.
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ELYSIUM SILVER CROSS ELYSIUM SILVER CROSS
The highest-level award bestowed upon a ELYSIUM player, the recipient of this award demonstrates qualities of almost every other award here -- from furthering the plot in a way that entices others to jump in and participate, to writing his or her character in a believable, "real" yet fantastic way. A protagonist, an antagonist; a dreamer; a good storyteller.
Note that this award is very specific: qualified recipients may not be found in all award cycles. This award does not necessarily equate to the player who posts the most frequently; rather, it is the content and context that is awarded.
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Starfleet Expeditionary Medal (Five Year Mission) Starfleet Expeditionary Medal (Five Year Mission)
The Starfleet Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of Starfleet or other services, civilian or military, who have completed a five-year mission in any single posting or assignment, with continuous service. The medal recognizes service in any capacity during a Starfleet deep-space deployment for a period not less than five years - a substantial milestone which itself marks high achievement in pursuit of Starfleet's most ambitious mission program to explore strange new worlds in the final frontier. The service time must be completed while assigned to a single vessel or station, and service across several successive assignments will reset the time requirement of this award. Partial completion of a five-year mission may instead be recognized by the Meritorious Service Medal.

The Expeditionary Medal was commissioned with the explicit purpose of honouring the pioneering days of Starfleet, where starships and their crews would embark upon long and perilous journeys of exploration to unknown regions, boldly going where no one had gone before. These crews were generally away from their homeworlds for upwards of five years (per Starfleet's standard long-range mission specification) and were often isolated from outside assistance. Such crews were marked by qualities of tenacity, independence, intrepidity, and adventurous spirit which remains the gold-standard for Starfleet and its objectives today. Citations for the Expeditionary Medal should therefore embody these same qualities.
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PLOT DEVELOPMENT CITATION PLOT DEVELOPMENT CITATION
For developing the current plotline into something original and unexpected, yet not unbelievable. In other words, the crewmember that throws the best "monkey wrenches" into the plot to make it interesting, but not off-center, one-sided or a personal "hero" campaign.
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SERVICE COMMENDATION AWARD SERVICE COMMENDATION AWARD
Awarded to the crew member that posts in such a way that entices others to "jump in" and help build upon that post; a "team player," writing for the benefit of group interaction.
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Outstanding Leadership in a Mission Outstanding Leadership in a Mission
Awarded to writers who have taken it upon themselves to move the mission forward, either by posting individually or organizing and leading JPs. This award represents the highest level of recognition for mission-related participation.
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High Poster of the Mission High Poster of the Mission
Awarded to the writer who has the highest post count at the end of each mission
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Joint Post Challenge Champion Joint Post Challenge Champion
Every year, Elysium will run a Joint post challenge for a month.

* A player must have 1 JP with each player in a one on One situation. Mass JP's do not count towards this.
* They have 1 month to get this done.

The winner gets a Shiny award for it!
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MACO WINGS MACO WINGS
For our Marine Pilots!
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200 Posts! 200 Posts!
This player contributed to the Sim's goal of 200 posts for a month. Their dedication to our family is well noted and this award is well deserved!
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September 2020 - 200 post challenge Participant September 2020 - 200 post challenge Participant
This player participated in the 200+ post challenge against the USS Pioneer in September 2020
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Mirror Mirror Mirror Mirror
This Officer has faced or battled the mysterious Mirror Universe and survived.
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Christopher Pike Medal of Valor Christopher Pike Medal of Valor
The Christopher Pike Medal of Valor was a prestigious medal named after Starfleet Fleet Captain Christopher Pike, awarded to Starfleet officers in recognition of remarkable leadership, meritorious conduct and acts of personal bravery.
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Grankite Order of Tactics Grankite Order of Tactics
The Grankite Order of Tactics was a Starfleet insignia awarded to new members of the Grankite Order. This order recognized officers who demonstrated exceptional tactical acumen.
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Karagite Order of Heroism Karagite Order of Heroism
The Karagite Order of Heroism was a Starfleet insignia awarded to new members of the Karagite Order. This order recognized officers who demonstrated exceptional valor and heroism.
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Legion of Honor Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor was a commendation given by Starfleet to honorable Starfleet members.
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Preantares Ribbon of Commendation Preantares Ribbon of Commendation
The Preantares Ribbon of Commendation was an award presented to deserving Earth and Federation Starfleet personnel.
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Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry
The Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry was an award declaring an act of particular heroism by a member of Starfleet.
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Starfleet Medal of Commendation Starfleet Medal of Commendation
The Starfleet Medal of Commendation was an award awarded to Starfleet personnel for conspicuous acts of valor and heroism.
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Starfleet Medal of Honor Starfleet Medal of Honor
The Starfleet Medal of Honor was a medal for valor presented to deserving Starfleet personnel. It was possible to earn clusters for subsequent awards of the medal.
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