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Highlighting a post that has notable qualities causing it to stand out. Nomination should include some explanation for the selection.

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Awarded: 4 times

Commander Calliope Zahn
27 Mar 2022 @ 10:51am
http://command.obsidianfleet.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/183
"Under a Rock: Whack-a-Mole"

After sifting through officer reports surrounding the events of the Battle for OC (The battle that featured as the Climax of OC’s First Mission, “Emergence”), out-of-favor Commander Calliope Zahn downplays medical advice to rest and recover, and instead arranges for a fellow adventurous soul and hot-shot pilot, Commander Bruce Kensforth, to help her investigate something fishy in the outer reaches of the Loki system. They get way more than they bargained for (although, arguably what Kensforth wished for) and it all culminates in this exciting chase scene.

This post is fast and it’s fun! What more could anyone ask?

If you want to follow the 4 post set, start with this one and follow to the end of the series. Under a Rock: The All Clear
Admiral Zavareh Sepandiyar
27 Mar 2022 @ 10:50am
http://command.obsidianfleet.net/index.php/sim/viewpost/183
"Under a Rock: Whack-a-Mole"

After sifting through officer reports surrounding the events of the Battle for OC (The battle that featured as the Climax of OC’s First Mission, “Emergence”), out-of-favor Commander Calliope Zahn downplays medical advice to rest and recover, and instead arranges for a fellow adventurous soul and hot-shot pilot, Commander Bruce Kensforth, to help her investigate something fishy in the outer reaches of the Loki system. They get way more than they bargained for (although, arguably what Kensforth wished for) and it all culminates in this exciting chase scene.

This post is fast and it’s fun! What more could anyone ask?

If you want to follow the 4 post set, start with this one and follow to the end of the series. Under a Rock: The All Clear
Commander Calliope Zahn
13 Mar 2021 @ 11:49am

Ghostly Comforts

It’s rare to find a post written by a single player that truly stands-out. In a Fleet of sims, almost all writing is done by two writers with their characters sharing the scene.

This Post Spotlight highlights a posting equivalent of a solliloquay; a single writer with a single character – musing to themselves over the stresses of work and relationship while exploring the quarters of a man she has never met. A man killed in action over a year ago. She plays backgammon with him. Shares a drink with him.

Calliope’s writer takes the reader on a journey through the different emotions she is feeling in a unique way, taking her time to set the scene and play the thought process out as a conversation between her and her own mental image of what this man might have been. The result is a melancholy but beautiful character piece well worth reading even without the full background context and leaves the reader wanting more.
Captain Corvus DeHavilland
10 Mar 2021 @ 9:56pm
Awarded for the post— "A Walk Among the Stars"

For a satellite stationed in orbit, Obsidian Command has seen quite a bit of action. Having been recovered from a spacial void only one IC week before the events in this post, it's also now enduring an attack by a coalition of enemy forces who committed themselves to taking out the Federation outpost before it could be properly repaired, staffed, and defended. Its commander, Captain Corvus DeHavilland, has had the indignity of her command center being left disconnected from the rest of the station, and leads her mostly junior officers towards the safety of a Marine unit below decks. But to get there, they have to make their way past the most intense fighting between Marines and boarding parties in the Engineering levels. Rather than risk the engagement inside with their inexperienced staff, Captain DeHavilland elects to take a space walk along the hull outside while a ship-to-ship battle rages in the skies surrounding Obsidian Command.

The Captain of Obsidian Command went above and beyond in this composition, creating a gripping scenario with action, suspense, pain, and loss, and going beyond just GMing events for the sim by supplying a personal account from the Captain’s perspective in an intensely charged situation and paying off the entire set up as a major turning point in the story. It’s exemplary in characterization, in content, and in craft and demonstrates genuine investment in the story, the characters, the setting, and the sim as both a GM and a writer.