Welcome to the USS Asgard, a proud member of Obsidian Fleet!



This is an 18+ SIMM.

This is the USS Asgard, a Norway class ship set up to survey and explore the many space anomalies in and along the Federations many borders. Currently The Asgard is assigned to the Phendara Drifts to take samples and readings of the composition of the drifts. Her previous Captain was slain on his last mission, The Asgard suffered heavy losses and severe damage on that last outing. The ship was hammered by Breen Raiders who had recently become more active in the sector. So now with a new Commander, a new crew and repairs completed the Asgard is returning. Not a ship of war by any means she does have teeth and a dedicated crew. Starfleet Command does not want a war so the Asgard has the added duty of finding out why the Breen are so interested in this area. The Norway is basically equal to a Breen frigate, but they seldom travel alone and the Norway class would have no choice but to run from a pack of them! So finding out why the Breen are here is not going to be an easy task.



USS Asgard was voted the SIMM of the year for 2013


Welcome to Adventure, to take the chance to risk it all. Winning is the only option as losing means a cold death. The Asgard is one of the most comfortable berths in the Fleet with spacious rooms and accommodations for even the lowest ranks. Live well and enjoy life as it may be short!!


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Latest News Items

» Bronze for July

Posted on Mon Aug 15th, 2016 @ 2:25pm by Captain Raymond Wulfe in General News

The Asgard has been awarded a bronze award for July. I have sent the list here so you can all see the other award winners. Please keep in mind count is not the sole criteria for an award, or else this would just be a horse race for counts. We here do every month what others are striving to achieve. That is the quality of the crew here. So when you read the post counts of the other winners think of other SIMMs you have been on and celebrate the strength of the winners. The Merlin is well deserved of their GOLD for the month. As are all the winners.

i also want to thank Bert and Matt for always having our back, their support is very important to me.

Raymond of the Asgard

List below: keep in mind only the highest award is given, so each silver was seledted from the bronzes of their TaskForce and the Gold was selected from the Silvers.
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Bronze

Deep Space 5, TF21
"Another excellent month for DS5. As always, the crew remains very active and shows strong participation on all fronts. The sim is currently in a character-development period between missions and it's been a lot of fun to read the progression and storytelling of all the various toons. Great work by both the CO and her crew. " -RADM Saalm

USS Artemis, TF21
"Great number of posts and recruitment is up for the CO and sim along with personal awards. The sim is doing really well." -CDRE Barks

USS Deimos, TF72
The Deimos had 38 posts this months. From a crew of four. I took a look at their site, and the writing is great. All in all, they’re on track to be a fantastic sim once they’re properly on their feet
and I look forward to seeing how they continue to progress. For that reason, they are my nomination for UoM.
Submitted: Captain Oliver Lancaster - former SSCO 72-A

USS Asgard, TF72
For continued excellence and hard work from the players, and the outstanding leadership of her command team. They’ve got an amazing 24 players on board now, and Captain Wulfe says that 2 more may join soon. He’s also been making updates to the sim’s rules, wiki, and time line. Crew spirits are high. As always I’m cheering them on.
Submitted by: Commodore T'Zera TGCO 72-C

Silver

USS Centaurus, TF21
"This month it has to go to the Centaurus. The Centaurus launched in May and now has 10 players. Not only that, they had a post count of 35. There is some crew shuffling, but the posting is going well. His first mission, rather than a simple "shakedown," is called, "Gremlins," which lets everyone know exactly what to expect. The sim is off to a great start and deserves a Bronze award for what it's accomplished in so short a time." -CAPT Michaels

"As CAPT Michaels mentioned, Centaurus has been off to a fantastic start in the few months they've been with us. The CO is active and constantly engaged with his players, and as a group, they are really enjoying themselves and putting out some excellent roleplay. I've been very impressed with the sim's performance and dedication to their stories. Outstanding!" -RADM Saalm

USS Archimedes, TF47
My nomination for this month is the Archimedes. This month, they’ve had an impressive 33 post count, made all the more impressive by the fact that we are in a period usually known for being a drought on posting! They’ve got a very interesting sounding mission, and I look forward to seeing great things, and posting a great many more UoM nominations, from this sim!

Gold

USS Merlin, TF72
I am beyond proud to nominate the USS Merlin for the award this month. Once again, they have shown what a crew working together can achieve. Earlier in the month, the Commanding Officer was appointed as Senior Ship Commanding Officer, but that didn’t stop him from posting, and being even more active, taking a great approach to talk to the Commanding Officers in the Task Group to get some ideas flowing and most of the Commanding Officers have really appreciated the extra set of eyes on their website and what they are doing. On the USS Merlin, he challenged his crew to reach 90 “quality” posts over the month, and even with a bandwidth issue and a change of website, they were still able to not just reach that goal (with time to spare), but even that didn’t stop them, reaching 98 posts,

and I took the time to read some of those posts, and they are of the best quality, they aren’t just a couple of one-liners to post out to boost the numbers, they are pure quality writing from crewmember after crewmember, and a lot of them are joint posts, showing me that this crew has a sense of family, respect and most importantly; teamwork. They are the epitome of what we should all be looking at for our simulations, and they should all be proud of what they have achieved in four short months that they have been part of Obsidian Fleet! Well done USS Merlin crew!
Submitted by: Commodore Harrison, Ph.D. TGCO 72-B


» a message from our TFCO

Posted on Thu Jul 14th, 2016 @ 11:00pm by Captain Raymond Wulfe in General News

Greetings Fellow Peacekeepers,


Have you heard of Discord? While it is one trait that has kept many a captain and ship’s counselor awake at night, this sort of Discord will do the same in all the best possible ways! Stop by at https://discord.gg/86ENTZ5

Indeed, we’re supporting the full spread of Discord, mayhem shall still be left to Triad, across the entirety of OF and we welcome each of you to come join us for lively online chats.



Discord takes on the role of an online chatroom and amps it up with full gamer support, voice chat capable, web/mobile/desktop app, overlays into popular online games, full image sharing support, direct messaging, multi-channel support, never miss a message or activity…I could go on, but wouldn’t you rather just check it out yourself?

Point your transporter signals to https://discord.gg/86ENTZ5 and come drop in for awhile!



In the coming months Obsidian Fleet will be utilizing Discord in a number of fascinating ways, so stay tuned for more information as we give this a proper shakedown.



THERE IS ALSO AN APP FOR YOUR SMARTPHONES!



That is all.



Sincerely,





R.ADM J. Hurin

TF72-CO


» Updates not emailing.

Posted on Sun May 22nd, 2016 @ 11:55am by Lieutenant Helena Bergès in Website Update

Just a heads up to all Asgard crew that we are having some issues with our host's anti-spam system rejecting outgoing emails. I am working with our host to resolve this and should have it fixed in the few days hopefully.

UPDATE: Things have been good since Monday. Nothing to see here. :P


» We got the Gold for March

Posted on Wed Apr 20th, 2016 @ 8:10pm by Captain Raymond Wulfe in General News

These are the award winners for March 2016. I am proud to tell you all we received top honors for the month. We have impressed a great many people with our dedication and hard work. I want you all to enjoy this as it is your award. Congratulations, just so you have an idea this was the first Gold monthly award we won for two years. These are rare. (in that time we won 8 out of a possible 13 awards)

So congratulations
Raymond of the Asgard


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Bronze

Starbase 80, IFO
Starbase 80 is a worthy awardee. The sim's been going well in recent months, its activity levels are high and its crew, many of whom have been simming together for years, continue to work well together.

USS Cassini, TF21
"The USS Cassini have done sterling work with recruiting, have a good looking website. In their first (part) month have posted 51 posts, the quality of which is excellent. I feel that this in itself is deserving of the Bronze nomination. A very promising sim." - CAPT T'Vaurek

Starbase 47, TF72
SB47 continues to excel, having put out three dozen quality posts this month. They are in the midst of an exciting mission, and have transitioned very well into Delta Quadrant space. All in all, SB47 is a solid simm with an exciting background, and the CO and crew are very good at keeping the story moving forward. (Captain Alenis Meru TGCO 72-C)

USS Calvary, TF72
My nomination for Bronze is the USS Cavalry. The sim, despite having the exodus that it was, the crew continued to work through the struggles and produced a great story. Commodore Harrison handled a very problematic situation with dignity and professionalism, in my opinion. Well done, USS Cavalry.
(RADM James Hurin, TF-72 CO)

Silver

SFMC Falkirk, IFO
IFO's Silver this month is most warranted by SFMC Falkirk. After a bit of a tough time in recent months, Falkirk's players have really got into and engaged with their mission and done a lot of interesting character work. Effort like that deserves recognition.

Gold

USS Asgard, TF72
What more to say about them that I haven’t said numerous times before? It’s a fine sim with a superb leader of a captain, as evidenced by their motivated crew and number of applicants wanting to get in. Very proud of them. (Commodore T'Zera TGCO 72C)

Even after having server issues, Captain Wulfe's crew continued to shine and produce a staggering 302 post count. AMAZING! It's not just the insane post count, but the crew genuinely enjoy each other and they are very helpful as I found out after popping onto their chat service. The Asgard also produces stellar material that is just top notch. These are the reasons why I chose the USS Asgard for the Silver Nomination for TF-72. (RADM James Hurin TF-72 CO)


» Year end awards

Posted on Mon Mar 7th, 2016 @ 2:53am by Captain Raymond Wulfe in General News

I felt this should be shared with you all. I honestly feel this is a tribute to our SIMM and to Jana (Amar) as I am not in this alone. The award to me is as much Jana's as it is mine as we share the burden of leading this Ship. So I want to thank you all for putting up with me and making the time to make the Asgard as successful as it is. I want to congratulate everyone on the list for performing at such a level as to get such notice. The Portland is in out Task Force so it indicates at least to me we are well lead here in TF72. Below the line is the year end awards for the Obsidian Fleet:

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It is my distinct pleasure to announce the End of Year awards for 2015 in Obsidian Fleet. We have great writers, players, and simulations throughout the fleet and here we get to recognize them in a major way. The best character, executive officer, and commanding officer were nominated by the players, COs, and Task Force command staff, and the best sim was put forth from the Gold Unit of Merit awards from 2015. The Fleet Council voted and the results are in!

Without further ado, I present to you our winners!

Character of the Year

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship COs. Sample posts are not required, but reasons for the nomination are. Sample posts should be available upon request though. More information here.



Lieutenant Olsam Mott M.D., Asst Chief Medical Officer, USS Galileo

I would like to nominate Bryan’s character, Olsam Mott ( http://stgalileo.com/index.php/personnel/character/216 ) from the USS Galileo simulation, for Character of the Year. Mott has put out more than a 180 posts with this character since November 2013, and when you read his character interactions with others you can really see the level of complexity and thoughtfulness that goes into staying true to the character's personality. What makes reading an Olsam Mott post or interaction so entertaining is the effort put into the humour and comic relief aspect that has come to make Mott a valued addition to the Galileo cast. Mott is your typical intelligent idiot trope, along the lines of a Bolian Columbo, if Columbo were a doctor. What sets this character apart from other comic relief characters is how Bryan is able to capture the absurd and turn it into a progressive plot development that keeps you reading the post.

There are times when writing a joint post with Mott where one finds themselves literally laughing out loud by the cleverly delivered tag that gets sent back to you. You never know what Mott will say, and when he does say something you can always be assured that it’s within the scope of the characters personality. Mott has a unique voice, and Bryan does a great job at staying true to it. When you contrast Mott with Bryan’s NPCs the Mott personality is really highlighted. I’ve been on many sims in Obsidian Fleet since 2003 and I have never come across another character like him.

From an out of character perspective, Bryan/Mott has always been very open and receptive to joint posts and works hard to include new people to the sim. He has taken on several OOC projects on the sim, including helping with crew quarters assignments and helping with subplot implementation. Mott is a very well-liked character, but more importantly, Bryan is a well-liked writer and he has made a mark on the sim through his OOC chats with the other writers. Especially those new to the sim.

Some of my favourite Mott moments have been when he made the XO, Norvi Stace pretend to be his wife when his family visited; when he participated in a holodeck simulation, Motti Malone, based on the old black & white detective movies of the 20s-40s; or when Mott was convinced the mayor of his hometown in France was trying to off him due to the pies he made; or the tumultuous relationship Mott has to the EMH, Shirley.

In a nutshell, this endearing portly character has made an impact on Galileo both IC and OOC and every time I see a Mott post come up I read it with enthusiasm. As characters go, I believe Mott’s unique personality and charming portrayal, is most definitely Character of the Year quality. Though, knowing Mott, he would humbly -- if not readily -- accept a ham sandwich rather than the accolades.

William Riker XO of the Year

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship COs. One XO is chosen from the nominations recieved to recieve the award. Sample posts are not required, but reasons for the nomination are. Sample posts should be available upon request though. More information here.



Lieutenant Commander Alexis Tiva, Executive Officer, USS Nightingale

It is my pleasure to nominate Lt. Cmdr. Alexis Tiva of the USS Nightingale for the role of XO of the year. Karen, who plays Alexis, is a great writer, and with a wealth of medical knowledge, she brings a lot to the USS Nightingale. Further, Alexis has been involved in a number of relationships and the writer is working to keep the Nightingale active and build relationships between her character and the others so that people are constantly active. Further, Lt. Cmdr. Tiva has worked to keep the Nightingale going while the CO was on ELOA for several weeks.

For these reasons, I think that Lt. Cmdr. Alexis Tiva should be awarded the XO of the Year award.

I (Commander Pola Ni Dhuinn) second this nomination. Karen has been everything which a CO could ever wish for in a XO. She's been both a professional and personal friends in recent times when I've really needed it and has never been scared to step forward and move things along when I haven't been in the position to do so.

Nominated by Bert as well: Lt. Commander Alexis Tiva of USS Nightingale. The player has done an admirable job of leading that sim while the CO has had to take an unexpected leave of absence. She is an excellent example of what an XO should be and the role they should play.

James T. Kirk CO of the Year

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from Task Force COs and Task Group COs. One CO is chosen from the nominations recieved. Reasons supporting the nomination are required, but post samples are not. More information here.



Captain Raymond Wulfe, Commanding Officer, USS Asgard

Captain Raymond Wulfe of USS Asgard. He runs a pitch perfect sim. The post counts are always high thanks to the way he leads his talented crew. Morale is fantastic. Administrative duties such as monthly reports are always done on time. Everything is sharp and by the book. Captain Wulfe is a prime example of an Obsidian Fleet CO. He represents us well.

Seconded by James Hurin:
Captain Wulfe runs arguably, the most successful sim in OF. He has on average 100-200+ posts each month on his sim, and these are all well written posts. The quality is top notch. He runs his sim like a well oiled machine and probably should write a book on how to have a successful, and active sim. I know I would buy it. The Captain also has served as the SSCO for TG72-C for over two years and is a valuable source of information to not only the TGCO, Commodore T'Zera, but to the other CO's within the White Tigers, and to myself as well. The Captain does not boast about his sim or how successful it is or how great he is himself. He prefers to stay out of the limelight and let his players take the credit, all the while encouraging them to be the best they can. The Captain and I have not always been on friendly terms, but once I got to know the man behind the Captain, I found him to be helpful, encouraging and a huge source of simming knowledge.

Simulation of the Year

This is used to recognize the Obsidian Fleet simm which has done its very best to embody the spirit of the Fleet in the crew's actions both in character and out of character. This includes postings; recruiting for the simm, Task Force, and Fleet; advertising for all of the above; etc. More information here.



USS Portland, Task Force 72, Gold Unit of Merit Winner in November 2015

November: USS Portland, TF72
The Portland is a continually successful sim and has won many awards, including Silver and Bronze Unit of Meritmultiple times. She serves as a prime example of simming in Obsidian Fleet. Thus it is with great pleasure that we add this month to her long list - the Gold award for November. Congratulations, and here's to many more awards!



Awards for the players will automatically be added to their IFS record, and players and COs alike can display these on their websites. Akin to Unit of Merit awards, the Sim award is not assigned to any players but the award badge can be displayed on websites proudly.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Rear Admiral Berel Joon
Director of Fleet Services
Obsidian Fleet


Latest Mission Posts

» Rush,rush, still everything needs done properly

Mission: 21. Across the Galaxy
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 @ 10:28am by Captain Raymond Wulfe & Lieutenant JG S'Talon Lhaihtrha Ph.D & Chief Petty Officer Darrell Murphy

ON:

As Wulfe left CPO Murphy shrugged "Good morning Lieutenant. I just received your orders and files and forwarded them to the ship computer. Medical will be ready by the time you get there. Now Sir we need to verify you are indeed yourself so please look into the scanner…


» Turns out we need you after all

Mission: 21. Across the Galaxy
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 @ 10:28am by Captain Raymond Wulfe & Lieutenant JG S'Talon Lhaihtrha Ph.D

ON:

Wulfe hated to give people short notice but the needs were and he did what was necessary. He wondered if this fellow was an early riser? It was only 0800hrs and the guy was not on duty. Wulfe tapped the door comm =^=Lt. Lhaihtrha, I am Captain Wulfe of…


» Dahlia: Undercover part 2

Mission: 21. Across the Galaxy
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 @ 10:25am by Captain Raymond Wulfe & Lieutenant Commander Eve Coventina

ON:

It was raining and the Orion aircar taxi waited around the corner waiting for the dark haired woman in the picture to exit the restaurant. The Orion driver had an accomplice near the door. He was Bajoran and he was pretty good at this snatch and grab thing. The…


» I Need a Few Minutes of Your Time

Mission: 21. Across the Galaxy
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 @ 10:24am by Commander Elisad Amar MD & Lieutenant Morga Harf & Lieutenant JG Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D

ON:

Amar pressed her comm to contact Doctor Aldana. =^=Amiri, please meet me in the executive office I need to speak with you.=^=

Amiri perked up, s/he held a plate in hir hand, and had been reaching for a dining chair when Amar called. S/he couldn’t imagine what this could…


» Making a list and checking it twice

Mission: 21. Across the Galaxy
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 @ 10:23am by Captain Raymond Wulfe & Commander Elisad Amar MD & Lieutenant Nilani Veral

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As Wulfe walked to the Wardroom with Elisad and Nilani his mind was deep in consideration yet as to what he had to do. "I have the two of you here and we have to decide who stays aboard and who goes with the Stargazer. This is not going…


Latest Personal Logs

» (Blackhawk) Before the Asgard: page 4.

Posted on Tue Sep 6th, 2016 @ 7:38pm by 2nd Lieutenant Ranulf Blackhawk

ON:

==2 March 2391==
Duncan sat in his office which was unusual, he rarely sat if not in his Razor. Blackhawk stopped at the door blocking WangXi to let Mendez enter first. He liked being a gentlemen, he like Mendez, and he enjoyed giving WangXI a hard time whenever possible.…


» (Blackhawk) Before the Asgard: page 3.

Posted on Tue Sep 6th, 2016 @ 7:38pm by 2nd Lieutenant Ranulf Blackhawk

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Mindy just sat there looking at his face unsure what to say. Ranulf was upset because he had not killed someone? How do you answer that. "I don't think the adage applies to this situation. I mean you did not let him live out of generosity, it was a…


» (Blackhawk) Before the Asgard: page 2.

Posted on Tue Sep 6th, 2016 @ 7:38pm by 2nd Lieutenant Ranulf Blackhawk

==30 August==

After a day and night of reports from J'Larre it was decided to go forward, one of the three people sought was on death's door, another was looking at a suicide escape attempt. The place was decently defended and guarded. The team on the ground would strike supported…


» (Blackhawk) Before the Asgard: page 1.

Posted on Tue Sep 6th, 2016 @ 7:38pm by 2nd Lieutenant Ranulf Blackhawk

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Blackhawk was saddled with the squadron jokester and he knew it was on purpose. WangXi was callsign *Jestor* for reasons known all too well. Still he was not a bad pilot, his gunnery left something to be desired but he could fly with anyone including Ranulf himself. The trip…


» Brannigan backlog: part 2.

Posted on Sat Sep 3rd, 2016 @ 12:19pm by 1st Lieutenant Kabar Brannigan

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Inside the Comanche wardroom emotions were tense. The had only recently received an SOS from a shuttle in Ferengi controlled space. Eight people claiming to be starfleet personnel were calling for help. Their claim was they had been taken prisoner by the Breen and sold to the Ferengi as…