Since his last promotion sixteen months ago, Kordath has continued to exemplify the slightly worrying awe-inspiring standard he has always set, working constantly at both leadership and all manner and make of activity. He has (co)organized 52 competitions and participated in 203, of which he has placed in 59, earning himself 1 Crescent with Diamond Star, 12 Crescents with Ruby Stars, 16 Crescents with Amethyst Stars, 17 Crescents with Sapphire Stars, 10 Crescents with Emerald Stars, 2 Crescents with Topaz Stars, and 1 Crescent with Quartz Star. Across the span of these activities, he has also earned 6 Pendants of Blood, 605 Clusters of Fire, and 329 Cluster of Earth over 19 PvP matches and 79 PvE matches, and 278 Clusters of Ice over 22 ACC battles, 42 fiction activities, and 2 Run-On posts, amounting to 85155 and 1080 words of fiction respectively. This, however, is still not the end to his participation, as he's completed 11 Shadow Academy courses and earned 2 Degrees, graded 3 himself, garnered 7 Clusters of Graphite, 2 Scrolls of Indoctrination for recruiting Tali Sroka and Koliss Welcott — now Knights, themselves — 2 Scrolls of the Master for mentoring Aryelline Sargon and Koliss to Knighthood, and 2 Seals of Loyalty from Clan and Combat Master respectively for outstanding service. Furthermore, he has been awarded a Grand Cross and Steel Cross for time as an active member and Rollmaster in Arcona, and a Dark Cross for his assistance to the Regent in Possessions before the system's launch.
In addition to his very enthusiastic activity, Kordath has been a staple of Arconan leadership over the last year and a half, as he has been for well more than that. In that time, Kord finished off long stints as Rollmaster and as Magistrate to the Voice — which Wally will detail below — with 9 months and 7 months in each respective position. Further, he has spent 5 months as an ACC judge in which he graded 9 battles, and another 4 months as Aedile and 3 months as Quaestor to Galeres. The man has been quite literally all over this Summit, wherever and whenever he was needed, from the Clan level to the House and Battleteam level as an active manager or member. He has run numerous competitions for those under his care and assisted in running many others, including a particular Valentines series in which he helped each of Arcona's Journeymen to run their first competitions along with him. He has made consistent reports where necessary in conjunction with his fellow leaders in each of his positions, has been active in promoting events and in promoting and rewarding members, has contributed to nearly every summit discussion on Telegram or in email, and has been one of the frontliners in leading by example and encouraging all sorts of activity, especially amongst newcomers to fiction or the ACC, where he's been a stalwart mentor in and out of competitive climates. Kord is a friend and teacher in his own way to everyone around him, and at the end of the day, is one of few people who will do anything asked of him or needed of him when the call comes, no matter how late the metaphorical hour.
For all these reasons and every other given here today, I'm pleased to present Kord with his final Equite rank as the symbol it stands for: dedication to more than oneself, to Clan and Brotherhood. Thank you, Matty, for all your reliability as someone we could lean on and for all your watchfulness and care for our people. Thank you, and congratulations.
Atyiru Caesura Entar Arconae
Consul of Clan Arcona
Reaver Satsi Tameike, 2017-08-02 01:39:12 UTC
Kord is a member that I am fortunate to have on staff. He provides the "everyman" perspective that can be so sorely needed in any group. It is easy to lose sight of things, or take for granted what should be common knowledge or expected to be seen in reports. This is a boon easily overlooked. He carries this view with him everywhere. Even into judgements. In my opinion, this makes him easier to understand than those who skim every report looking for all the minutia. It makes him relatable to those he judges. There will never be a remark that is worded in such a way that it might confuse a fledgling member. He makes sure he understands it and therefor others will follow.
In his time on staff, Kordath has been responsible for 9 ACC match judgements. These can take anywhere from a half hour to three hours to complete. He has done so for both experienced and new members alike. However, he has touched so many more judgements than that. He is a constant voice in the staff channel and never afraid to present his perspective on something. Nor will he shy away from calling out anyone when they're being too harsh or uptight. Beyond this, he has managed to oversee the qualification grading for three exams, helping members ready themselves for the ACC environment.
For everything he does, and continues to do, I consider it an honor to append a recommendation regarding Kordath's service in this club.
Atra Ventus Combat Master of the Brotherhood
Augur Atra Ventus, 2017-08-02 01:38:54 UTC
In 7 months of service as Magistrate to the Voice, Kordath Bleu has approved a whopping 147 character sheets for members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. I lead with this metric because it is nothing short of spectacular, leaving Kord with the 6th most CS approvals since the launch of the system. Beyond this simple metric, Kordath has spent countless hours working with members on remands by giving constructive feedback and even following up with members through email when they were having difficulties. He was able to do this with a strong understanding of the approval guidelines and an even keeled temperament that made it easy for him to communicate with members. This included helping members understand the formatting needed to get a sheet approved, especially pre-possessions where Weapons Loadout field gave people struggle.
As a Magistrate, Kord was also involved in helping proof read any documentation that the Voice Staff published over his 7 months of service. His opinion was noted on the Competition Approval guidelines as well as Cluster of Ice articles as we made updated and edits to guidelines and procedures. He also helped read over and approve countless competitions, making sure that they followed the proper guidelines, before they were passed on to the MAA.
Having Kordath on staff was a blessing, and I always felt comfortable when he said he was working on a character sheet or task.
Thanks a lot for your service, Kord. You're welcome back anytime.
Voice of the Brotherhood
Adept Marick Tyris, 2017-08-02 01:38:28 UTC
Kord is a powerhouse of activity to the point that I sometimes question what devil he may or may not have traded illicit favors with in order to get this ability. He participates in and creates a frackton of competitions, is an active member in the ACC (both as a participant and as a judge), and generally is a fantastic fellow to work with. He’s spearheaded more projects than I can even remember, and is always ready to give constructive feedback on other people’s tasks. His experience in the Brotherhood, Arcona, and as a Rollmaster has been invaluable to me as my partner-in-crime while running House Galeres.
I honestly couldn’t ask for a much better person to work with, and I fully endorse this award. He is more than active, and a role model that puts forth his best at all times. I have learned a lot from him, and I look forward to learning more in the future. Thank you, Kordy ol’ pal. Keep your tail where it should be, and we shall go far.
Raider Qyreia Arronen, 2017-08-02 01:38:01 UTC
Kordath, or Matty, continues to be the example by which I would say that any member can contribute to the Brotherhood as a whole so long as they are willing to learn and develop themselves to do so. His service as Rollmaster and Aedile and now Quaestor to Arcona continues to show that in any role we place him in, he will be there to serve our members first and foremost. He is always the helping hand with recommendations, willing to review them to ensure that the member's activity meets the desired award, proofing or making suggestions on what they could tackle.
He is also our most level-headed; when tempers flare among the summit it doesn’t take long for Matty to settle things down, ensuring that our summit works together to meet the end goal of serving our members. Whether it be project management, member awards, or summit delegation, he has served his responsibilities faithfully and ensured Arcona’s continued success.