This medal is typically awarded to sims in a Task Force. However, due to extraordinary circumstances, I am electing to bestow this award on seven individuals, Aio, Wizardbeard, Stephen, Temple, Teix, BlackWolf, and Beeman, for their involvement in the “Negotiations” miniseries hosted between Palais de la Concorde and Starbase 72. This grand experiment was a rousing success, ensuring that the Federation would not lose access to a cornerstone area of 72’s Area of Operations, the Inconnu Expanse.
Teix was one of the first people to join the Assembly of Ashalla discord server and has helped to develop our initial idea into a flourishing sim, despite being too busty to register as a player. He has, however, been integral in recent weeks as a guest writer, playing the Debate Moderator in one of the largest posts on the sim so far. The post really helped set the scene for the election that happened and was fantastically handled. He planned the whole thing, created debate topics and questions and ran the show despite not being an actual member of the sim.
He has expressed an interest to guest write with us again in the future and we will definitely take him up on that.
The mission posts, which took place over a few weeks due to the amount of interaction with others, are located here:
The Altai has the unique honour of having been nominated unanimously and the nominations are well deserved. The current mission has seen both high character development and one of the best implementations of a first contact scenario I have ever seen. The wealth of new lore will enrich Task Force 9 for years to come and further serves to enrich the rather limited show-canon regarding non-Dominion Gamma Quadrant powers and species.
Commander Teixeira of the USS Black Hawk is one of the finest writers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He’s been with me ever since I got into simming back in 2003, and I’d sim another 14 years with him and more.
I wish to honor the crew of the USS Black Hawk. Were it not for them, this sim would not be what it is today. Though we all come from different walks of life, the sim itself is the perfect emulation of IDIC – Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. We have all pushed each other to become better writers, to approach missions from multiple angles, and tell the best stories out there.