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Khitomer Peace Award Winner

Recipient: Chief Petty Officer Ibis Xeri
Award Earned: Outstanding Character
Link to Character Bio or Player's Site: Click Here
Award Date: March 15, 2024

Reason for the award

Chief Petty Officer Ibis Xeri is a complex and realistic character whose strengths and weaknesses are depicted with sharp realism, bringing out a personality that is both gentle and fierce. What we see in her posts is a brave and intelligent woman who has been able to survive several years in a harsh environment that nearly destroyed her. Thankfully there was always a spark of hope, which paid when she, and the members of her little group, were rescued by Starfleet.

Xeri is a perfect example of show, don’t tell. Whether she comes victorious after a difficult battle or she struggles with her return to normal life, her writer doesn’t just gloss over the difficulties her character is facing. Her physical and psychological scars are explored minutely, and yet she never comes across as needy or unpleasant. The balance is perfect and the reader is left with the vivid portrait of a survivor, whose flaws are as important as her qualities.

Adding another dimension to this well-rounded character, Xeri also takes care of two minors (her npcs) who are portrayed equally brilliantly. This gives us the bad moods you can expect from a teen, and the buoyancy of a boy.