View Awards - Luka Stern

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Award Reason
Meritorious Newcomer of the Month Award (Level 1) Meritorious Newcomer of the Month Award (Level 1)
Awarded Wed Mar 1st, 2017 @ 5:15pm
Nominated by Captain Malcom Llwyedd
It is not easy to integrate a character into posts who is a vital member without a flashy title. Luka has made meaningful contributions to both personal and mission JPs, has been willing to step in to and work with suggested ideas, and has developed a well-rounded ad easy to envision character. The writing is nicely done, too!
Captain's Personal Merit (Level 1) Captain's Personal Merit (Level 1)
Awarded Mon May 8th, 2017 @ 2:29am
Nominated by Lieutenant Commander Ina Nici
I really have a tough time with this award as there are always multiple characters who deserve it. However, Luka's strong presence continues to make the sim more than just characters on a page. She makes it come alive with her writing, especially the way she has developed her backstory and brought the Creed and her family into our reality. Additionally, she is a stalwart presence, always willing to give good advice on how JPs can develop. We are fortunate to have her spend her efforts with us and I thank her.
Outstanding Post Outstanding Post
Awarded Sat May 6th, 2017 @ 3:08pm
Nominated by Lieutenant Commander Ina Nici
For work in "A Father's Pride"
Plot Development Citation (Level 1) Plot Development Citation (Level 1)
Awarded Fri Mar 31st, 2017 @ 1:29pm
Nominated by Lieutenant Jackson Smith
Her writing in the science mission and the following aftermath posts was amazing. She took a simple plot point and has expanded it and given a lot of depth to it. Well done!
Purple Heart (Level 1) Purple Heart (Level 1)
Awarded Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 @ 3:56am
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
(March 2017)

For her actions on 13 February, 2394, where Ensign Luka Stern suffered significant injuries in the line of duty. Ensign Stern suffered her injuries while attempting to recover potentially valuable intelligence.

Got blown half to hell. She's earned this by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She doesn't even wear a red shirt.

Poor Luka! Still, despite being injured on her first away mission, she put the mission first and saved a life!
Outstanding Post Outstanding Post
Awarded Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 @ 3:40am
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
(April)

Ensigns and Explanations

This was a really outstanding joint post. The work started on slack and then everyone pitched in equally to bring it to fruition. It was a real pleasure being a small part of this post. My congratulations go out to the rest of the nominated posts and authors as well. The quality of writing was outstanding in them all. This type of dedication is what makes the Firebird a special ship. Thank you!
Expeditionary Medal (Level 1) Expeditionary Medal (Level 1)
Awarded Tue Jun 6th, 2017 @ 2:39am
Nominated by Lieutenant Commander Ina Nici
Tour of Duty : Cardassian (Level 1) Tour of Duty : Cardassian (Level 1)
Awarded Tue Jun 6th, 2017 @ 2:42am
Nominated by Lieutenant Commander Ina Nici
Service Accommodation (Level 1) Service Accommodation (Level 1)
Awarded Tue Jun 6th, 2017 @ 4:02am
Nominated by Lieutenant Commander Ina Nici
"Luka seems to be involved with things that, at firs glance, don't fit her job description. However, she is an asset to any endeavor."
-Malcom Llwyedd
Professional Merit (Level 1) Professional Merit (Level 1)
Awarded Mon Jul 3rd, 2017 @ 2:34pm
Nominated by Lieutenant Commander Ina Nici
"She weaves character background, family history and multiple flashbacks to previous JP's to create engagement on personal and professional levels."
- Ensign Soto Gantt

"Karen has really made Luka the heart of the otherwise downtrodden crew. She brings everyone together in a way that only Luka can and she is truly a joy to write with."
- Lieutenant Ina Nici

"I think that Luka is the definition of this award. She is well developed with considerable talent and she is a joy to interact with."
- Captain Malcom Llwyedd
Outstanding Post Outstanding Post
Awarded Wed Jul 26th, 2017 @ 1:04am
Nominated by Lieutenant Commander Ina Nici
"Honor the Fallen was an awesome post with lots of great interaction from many characters. Nice job, all!"

"Honor the Fallen. This was a nice post to see how each person dealt with the death of one of their own. It showed a lot about each individual character."

"Honor the Fallen. A touching post with lots of brushes of character from everyone. "

"I feel that this post displays the very heart of Firebird. The coming together of a disparate group of entities to mourn the loss of a member. The connections that have grown between characters reflecting the connections between the players. If it is necessary to choose one person for the award, then I choose Luka who in her character has taken on the joys and sufferings of the crew in a singular person. As the Linguist she bridges the gaps between characters and gives the ship a central focus."

I'd like to add a little to this as well. I went and re-read this JP and it really has an emotional impact. The fact that the NPC who died was really an unknown before his death, makes it all the more powerful. Everyone added their part to the JP and it is incredibly emotional. I thank all of you for your efforts on this post. It really does represent each of us and the Firebird well.
Recruitment Award (Level 1) Recruitment Award (Level 1)
Awarded Sun Oct 8th, 2017 @ 3:33pm
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
Luka successfuly lured L'Nel, Yumi, and Desai to join the ship, and the first two have been here 6 months! (And I hope Desai will stay for a long time, too.) Somehow Luka has a knack for finding people who want to play and welcoming them when they do. Thanks, Luka!
Service Citation (Level 1) Service Citation (Level 1)
Awarded Sun Oct 8th, 2017 @ 3:55pm
Nominated by Captain Malcom Llwyedd
For six months of outstanding service to the Firebird.
 Crew's Choice Award (Level 1) Crew's Choice Award (Level 1)
Awarded Mon Nov 13th, 2017 @ 8:14pm
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
(July) "So many good stories with deep character insights. A real treat to read her Stern's thoughts and introspections."

"Karen is great. She works hard, writes well, and encourages and supports others. The Firebird would not be as great without her."

"Great job on shore leave posts with wonderful interactions with the rest of the crew!"

"Luka is, in many ways, the heart of the crew. She isn't the best fighter, highest ranked or most socially adept. But she does represent the connections that make a diverse crew a family. She is the type of character that shows anyone in an position can be important and loved
Rose Award (Level 1) Rose Award (Level 1)
Awarded Mon Nov 13th, 2017 @ 8:15pm
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
(July)

"Maybe it is too early for this. I'll understand if it is not approved, but I think Gantt and Luka's slow-burning relationship is wonderful to read. Unrushed but not forgotten--this takes dedication. Their trip to Bajor was fantastic."

"I have to agree that the relationship between these two characters is such a treat. The writing during their encounters, sometimes awkward, sometimes touching, is so well done. While the relationship is still in the beginning stages, I can't wait to see how it develops."
Outstanding Post Outstanding Post
Awarded Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 @ 3:46am
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
(March)

The Warrior Plant

"I am nominating Stern and Lak's The Warrior Plant thread. It was entertaining to read, developed both characters as well as their relationship, and I just enjoyed the idea of a plant that responds to command and diction."

"The Warrior Plant" stood out for me this week in large part because the hikaru kept slumping down. Seriously funny and clever, without sacrificing character development and long term plot related content. Yelling at a plant that only responds to certain languages? Genius. We overuse 'lol', but I did laugh out loud while reading this post."

"For the Warrior Plant story, just because it was the most enjoyable."
Unit Award of Merit - Silver Unit Award of Merit - Silver
Awarded Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 @ 4:33am
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
(February 2017)
Unit Award of Merit - Gold (Level 3) Unit Award of Merit - Gold (Level 3)
Awarded Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 @ 4:45am
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
(April 2017)
Service Silver Merit (Level 1) Service Silver Merit (Level 1)
Awarded Sun Feb 4th, 2018 @ 3:48pm
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
For one year of outstanding service to the Firebird.
Library Excellence Ribbon (Level 1) Library Excellence Ribbon (Level 1)
Awarded Thu Mar 8th, 2018 @ 10:25pm
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
"Karen's writing for her own characters and for the USS Creed added a lot to every JP she was in. I can't believe she hasn't won this award already--it's long overdue"
Tour of Duty : Dominion (Level 1) Tour of Duty : Dominion (Level 1)
Awarded Thu Mar 8th, 2018 @ 10:34pm
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
Mission 2
Firebird Award of Merit Firebird Award of Merit
Awarded Sat Mar 10th, 2018 @ 4:39am
Nominated by Commander Yumi Han
Mission 2 finale: The Battle of Suylea.