The cast and crew of the USS Nogura have poured tremendous energy into the Task Force, resulting in the creation of the new Wastelands region, as well as some very unique approaches to existing canon, including a tie-in with the Fleet-Wide Quantum Slipstream Drive roll-out with implications that certain installs are being sabotaged at the install yards.
The USS Nogura did not get its start in 72, but has made a hefty mark since its arrival in October 2018. Already, it has made connections between the Cardassian Order of 12 and the Consortium which still infests the Gamma Quadrant (and the beefy aftermath thereof), and it is taking lead on the new Wastelands arc. This medal is awarded to its GM, Kai, on behalf of the entire sim.
The Assembly Hall of Ashalla has arrived with a “bang!” Bajor hasn’t been seen since its backdrop in Deep Space Nine, and has only seen occasional mentions throughout Bravo Fleet. Since its arrival in the Fleet this year, the amazing group of players have restored Bajor’s prominence to the Federation, placed it in a pivotal role, and have established some crossover with New Bajor in Task Force 9. This medal is awarded to its GM, Kai, on behalf of the entire sim.
I would like to nominate Kai1701E for the award of the Community Recognition Ribbon. As my CO in USS Ulysses, my mentor as I attempt to turn USS Trafalgar from a notion to a working sim, and as a genuinely selfless provider of guidance and support to all members of Bravo Fleet, Kai1701E has more than earned an award nomination.
Clearly possessing a deep knowledge of all of the skills required of a Bravo Fleet asset (great writing, superlative skills with photo manips, Nova and Discord, deep familiarity with Trek canon) the real achievement is the time and patience given over to supporting members of our community. I note the requirement to provide evidence and “relevant information”; my response is to suggest that even a superficial examination of the Discord areas will throw up Kai1701E supporting members of a wide range of our sims. If required I can screenshot Kai1701E’s patience in helping me through the Nova minefield to edit pictures into the pages of my website. ‘Small fry’? Not a bit of it – this help is offered across the Bravo Fleet area and is done with patience and kindness. This is not a Bravo Fleet member content to merely “run with the pack”, but breathes real energy into Bravo Fleet activity.
I conclude by submitting that the granting of this award, again (following an award in 2015) would be apt recognition of consistent and generous support to our community.
August 2018 – Deep Space 11
In the past month we have had a lot of excellent performers, as such the decision was not an easy one. Deep Space 11 has taken on the nearly impossible task of transforming a TF story platform in a full sim that still drives canon and is doing so with great activity and compelling story. The reward is earned by its entire crew who are doing an excellent job of showing what Task Force 9 stands for on the Headquarters sim.