Event Details

May 14, 2017
Event ID
Adept Braecen Kaeth
Sapphire Blade
Requested by
Adept Xen'Mordin Palpatine
Primary reason

Braecen has continued his long streak of insane activity and effort over these last several months. Since the end of January he had moved over to Scholae Palatinae, taking up the position of Quaestor, and has proceeded to melt faces with a relentless onslaught of leadership and general member activity.

Immediately after being appointed Quaestor, Braecen was in contact with all of his house, introducing himself and his long term plans to make Excidium a rock solid unit. He has been continually incredibly transparent with his house in regular email updates about everything going on and the reasons for his actions.

Alongside this, he managed to pull in multiple former CSPers to return to active duty in the clan. Not only bringing the back into the fold, but helping utilize their long history of experiences in the club to give educational feedback both on gaming and fiction writing. He himself has gone out of his way to find out what systems and games everyone in the clan plays on, and has offered to help members learn to play these games in regularly scheduled gaming sessions for the whole clan. These growing bonds between members have incredibly strengthened our abilities as a clan. Braecen has even been working toward having regular “CSP Movie Nights” where the clan can stream watch a movie together.

As part of the general summit for the clan, Braecen has been responsible for a lot of things less easily seen by the members. He has gone to great lengths to help strengthen Lexiconus and Alara’s abilities as leaders. With his long history of club leadership, he has helped show them how to better review members activity, and gauge when they should be awarded and for what level. He has also helped to train on how to write stronger recommendations in the first place. He has shown how to maintain a easy system of contact with his unit to showcase all manner of club activities, far beyond just a regular monthly report.

Braecen has continued to push for development of his house in great detail, helping to truely reform how the house functions. Over the last three months Braecen has gone on to strengthen Excidium to an incredible level of activity, beyond which had ever been seen in the house before. He has taken his leadership philosophies to constantly give input and feedback on how everyone on the CSP leadership team can do better at what we do. While I know its been frustrating at times, and that he and I don’t necessarily agree on every decision made in the clan, there is no doubting his intense passion, and that his methods are what works best for how he leads. The results have been fantastic.

Braecen has been the driving force in giving Excidium a real identity again. He has also been a great sounding board for parts of our on going project to work on the new CSP system, including the name of the main planet in the system, Seraph.

Braecen doesn’t slouch on the membership front either. He takes the concept of leading from the front extremely literal. Since January 22nd Braecen has gone on to participate in a whopping 86 different competitions including a second place finish in our recently finished Excursions event. He has been an organizer on 14 further competitions, and has pushed to ensure there is always a wide array of summit and member run competitions for the clan and for Excidium. He has also passed 2 SA games, and been part of 21 PvE events.

This activity has earned him 1 Ruby Star, 3 Amethyst Stars, 3 Sapphire Stars, 2 Topaz Stars, 1 Quartz Stars, 430 Clusters of Fire, 16 Clusters of Ice, 2 Clusters of Earth, 22 Clusters of Graphite.

Braecen has hit out more over the last few months then many long time members can do over a year. Both his activity levels, and leadership impact on Scholae Palatinae have been monumental. For this I recommend he be awarded this Sapphire Blade. Congratulations Braecen! Drinks are on you!

Xen’Mordin Palpatine
Consul of Scholae Palatinae

Adept Xen'Mordin Palpatine, 2017-05-14 19:19:28 UTC
Additional reasons

Braecen has been a pleasure to work with. A strong member of the Clan, he is someone always looking to improve not only himself, but, his fellow members, his fellow leaders, and the Clan as a whole. Everything he does, is a stride in that direction. He has a vision and knows just how he wants to get there, and help everyone along with him towards those ends. He has been a powerful influence upon his Aedile, Alara Deathbane, who has become that much stronger a leader because of him. He is organized, always planning, sharing, and helping his clanmates. We can all benefit from the sheer organizational skills he has brought to the Clan.

Braecen. As always. It is a pleasure working with you, and an honour to have you. You deserve this award.

Mune Cinteroph Rollmaster, Scholae Palatinae

Seer Mune Cinteroph-Palpatine, 2017-05-14 15:12:13 UTC

Braecen has immediately bought a sense of clarity and organisation to House Excidium. He has worked tirelessly to form a consistent vision and identity to his house, to give it a sense of fictional purpose in place of the mess of incoherent ideas it had become. Not only that, Braecen goes out of his way to help other units, and has been a great source of strength in aiding Lexiconus in auditing his members for promotions and medals.

For his fantastic leadership and organisational skills, combined with high raw activity on his own part, we're delighted to have Braecen on our summit team, and to congratulate him on this award.

Augur Elincia Rei, 2017-05-14 10:51:35 UTC

When Braecen began here as Quaestor, he had a large goal and duty in mind for Excidium. To increase and promote a solid, active and engaging house. He approached me with a multitude of ideas to support inter-house cohesion, with co-hosting competitions, promoting weekly activity and being a constant voice in Telegram. Together, as a team, we have done so.

We have host three competitions together, all about improving your society rank and effort, and they haven’t failed us, rallying members from both houses with ease. Braecen also sends emails on an almost daily basis, just to show his members how much work they have done. Finally, together with his Aedile Alara, they have laughed, stood their ground and supported those, regardless of their clan, in the Telegram channel we use.

Overall, Braecen is a steel-minded Quaestor. With an astute and resourceful method of leading, Excidium wouldn’t be the same without his guidance.

Congratulations buddy, you deserve it!!

Quaestor of House Imperium

Seer Lexiconus Qor, 2017-05-13 15:09:15 UTC

Working with Braecen Kaeth has been a tremendous honor and an amazing learning opportunity. He has not only developed further unity in our clan by hosting social events such as gaming, movie-watching, and project planning, but he has also sat in countless times to proofread, train, and encourage our members. He looks for the best traits in everyone and helps them build their potential. He's always challenging us to reach higher and to open our creativity to new realms. If we had more men like Braecen the world would be a much better place. Thanks for everything you do, Master.

Alara Deathbane

Aedile of Excidium

Seer Alara Deathbane, 2017-05-12 21:47:38 UTC