The Dark Jedi Brotherhood has existed for over twenty years and has had many great members, leaders, and contributors to its success. We have been blessed with writers, artists, and visionaries who have taken us from the era of maintaining our roster on a spreadsheet to having one of the most detailed and immersive Star Wars experiences on the internet. We owe much of that past success to the legends of the Dark Brotherhood and fortunately we have a new breed of legend to take us into the future.
Vanguard Turel Sorenn is one of those new legends that I am confident will take the Brotherhood into a new era of growth and success. Turel joined just three years ago, but in that short time he has proven himself an outstanding member and multifaceted leader within the Club. He writes fiction, he creates worlds for Clans, he competes and judges in the ACC, he games, he takes tests, he creates content for members, and he serves across a multitude of positions within the Club.
Turel's resume since his last promotion is one of the more impressive lists of activity I have seen in my 17 years in the Dark Brotherhood. Turel served 9 months as the Left Hand of Justice, 9 months as an ACC judge, 5 months as a Proconsul, and has served the past year as Consul of Clan Odan Urr. During his Proconsul and Consul time in COU he has transformed our once fledgling Jedi Clan into the largest and most active Clan in the Dark Brotherhood. His success has been such that many members have openly called for a second Jedi Clan due COU's recent dominance. This response is a true measure of just how special and successful COU has performed under Turel.
A large part of COU's success is derived from the leadership Turel displays simply by being an insanely active member of the Club. He has led from the front by organizing 42 competitions, co-organizing 4, participating in another 106, and earning over 34 competition crescents! He has also gamed to the tune of 420 separate activities while earning 3463 Clusters of Fire and 1193 Clusters of Earth. Turel has written another 12,000 words of fiction and judged or written an additional 35 ACC matches. Beyond this he takes Shadow Academy Courses, grades Shadow Academy Courses, keeps our members informed with news posts (17), and keeps involved by responding to news posts (56). Tack on Turel's Sapphire Blade, Steel Cross, Anteian Cross, and assorted Scrolls and Seals and we have a member who is more than worthy of promotion.
Lastly, I would like to close with a few notes on Turel as a Club leader. Turel serves COU and the Dark Brotherhood in the exact manner that I would like to see all of our leaders display. He wants to see enjoyable content, he wants to see fairness, and he wants to ensure our Club progresses in a healthy manner into the future. Turel has been a major part of our recent discussion on club design, GJW competition ideas, and a host of other topics that are DB encompassing. I appreciate Turel's passion and desire to see our club succeed and he drives me to be a better GM. I couldn't ask for more from a Consul.
Turel, Congrats on this promotion to Sith Warlord....I mean Warden. It is well deserved and I look forward to seeing your promotion to Adept in the future.
I'm very proud to be involved in COU at all, much less in a leadership role. The clan embodies so much of what I think this club has to offer, and Turel epitomizes everything about it. For starters, I can't think of an area of the DB that Turel hasn't fully embraced. He's regularly in the GMRG leaderboards, he's a phenominal writer, and I'm sure he'll stop being #LazyCON long enough to earn himself a sage and hit rank XII in all three societies.
Of course, there are people who are active but unpleasant to be around. Turel's not one of them. He's widely loved for the very simple reason that he treats everyone around him with kindness and respect. He's funny, he spams red panda gifs, he has a sassy gay robot named after a hookup site. What more could you ask for me in a member or a leader?
Oh, you could ask for him to be a fierce advocate for his members, and really for the club's members in general. Having experienced the CoJ process first hand, Turel has risen to the position of LHoJ specifically because he wants to ensure that every member of the club gets fair, even-handed treatment. As CON and previously as an ACC Judge, treating people right was his primary concern. This has occasionally - I'm being polite here - ruffled a few feathers. Wally speaks (mostly fondly) about Turel's soapbox, and I've sometimes wondered how many DCers have a Gmail filter set up just for 2000 word Turel emails. That said, as someone who's fought with and against him, and been the beneficiary and target of his keen arguments, I firmly believe that the Turel soapbox has been a driver of positive things in the club and is a major factor in COU's success over the past two years.
Turel has been a mentor and an example to me, literally since my first day in the DB. I can rattled off names of several others, from Journeymen to Equites and perhaps even and Elder or two, who look up to Turel as the standard that we should be holding ourselves to as members and especially as leaders.
Thanks for everything, man. Keep it up.
Turel was one of the first members of the Brotherhood I met. Since I joined he has always been a solid leader and friend. Even after I made a mistake, he gave me a second chance. He is fun to game with especially HotS which before I lost my computer, was one of my favorite games to play with Brotherhood members. I look forward to getting to game with you again and continue to work with you on Summit. Congratulations Turel!
Commander Len Iode/AED/House Satele Shan of Clan Odan-Urr
There are very few members I've seen with the zeal and determination to ensure their members are enjoying themselves, rewarded accordingly and viewed with a fair eye. Turel Sorenn is at the top of that list.
Under his tireless efforts and guiding hand, Odan-Urr has flourished with new growth. If there is any leader to look up to, Turel is that person whose shining example would be one to follow.
Congratulations on Equite 4, my friend. You've more than earned it.
Celevon Edraven Erinos
Aedile, House Hoth of Clan Odan-Urr
Grand Master Darth Pravus, 2017-10-01 16:10:56 UTC