Xantros’ activity record since returning to CSP has been exceptional across gaming, fiction, art and the shadow academy. His 1000 clusters of fire since last recognition shows in one figure how active Xantros is in the gaming community, even without the 67 other competitions, with 27 organised. In addition, Xantros has remained active in the SA. He was on course for a gold nova in the Pazaak Den until computer issues forced him to settle for silver. Other notable achievements since his efforts were last recognised are earning every type of crescent available in the club, including 3 diamond, earning three scrolls of foundation and earning 5 shadow academy degrees. I had the pleasure of working with Xantros personally in the Great Jedi War run-on, in which we finished fourth thanks to the efforts of Xantros’ reliability, consistency, and ability to get a post written when we needed it most. He’s written 16000 words of fiction, picked up 23 pendants of blood, 43 clusters of ice and 13 seals of wrath.
Outside of the raw numbers, Xantros conducts himself with maturity and class. He never complains or acts irresponsibly, and is a very important member for us, as a pillar of the community and one of our elder members. I’m very happy to have Xantros with us and grateful for his efforts in the club.
How it has taken so long for anyone to give Xantros a Sapphire Blade in his 7 years in the club is astounding to me. It’s time to fix this. Congratulations on your first sacramental award!
Consul of Scholae Palatinae
Augur Elincia Rei, 2017-12-13 15:22:54 UTC
Others have spoken towards the actual numbers. Braecen has spoken towards his leadership. I want to speak towards the character and passion he brings to the Clan. It is no little bit of respect I have for this fine gentleman, and his dedication to the endeavours he puts himself to. He strives to represent the Clan by doing his best, and so inspires us all; and he does it all for the sake of being an example for his fellow clan mates. This drive to inspire and work hard was especially present throughout the Great Jedi War as he encouraged all of us to participate in the Pazaak Den Competition. This fire propelled him forward along with fellow member Angel to finish 2nd & 3rd. He continues to work directly with Angel in developing competition creation and grading skills.
I cannot quite say just how much I respect and appreciate Xantros and the efforts he is always putting forward. It is something our Clan is the all the richer for having. Thank you Xantros for your exemplary work. I hope that passion continues to burn bright.
Mune CinterophRollmaster of Scholae Palatinae
Seer Mune Cinteroph-Palpatine, 2017-12-11 20:36:47 UTC
I am honored to present Xantros today with his first sacrificial blade, a Sapphire Blade. This award marks a member of the Brotherhood for excellence in their contributions not only to their unit, but the club. And I can think of no finer member to induct amongst those ranks than Xantros.
While others will speak of his individual activity, I want to speak about his leadership. It is most impressive, because he does it without a title. When he joined Scholae Palatinae, he added himself to a maligned Excidium roster that had potential, but lacked initiative or that ‘spark’ that compels others to take ownership of their unit. He worked with, then Aedile, Alara to create a How-To document for both Masters & Apprentices; it introduced both to their responsibilities to one another, information pertinent to their success, and information about their unit - fictionally & real-life. He did not stop there, though, he worked with Alara and a cast of others to restructure the House Wiki to something that members wanted. He also was a major influence in the three part story arc of House Excidium called Operation: Sleeping Dragon. He continued this level of leadership without title throughout the Great Jedi War. He strongly encouraged all of our members to participate in the Pazaak Den competition. He, especially, built rapport with Angel and the pair encouraged another for five weeks to finish 2nd & 3rd in the Event Long Pazaak competition. A major part in helping us attain an edge to become Third Clan. Now, post-war, he is working with Angel to help her understood how to create, advertise, and grade Fiction competitions.
All without a title. All without expectation of an award. And, for those reasons, I strongly endorse his entrance into the Brotherhood’s select membership to receive a sacrificial blade. Congratulations, Xantros.
Proconsul of Scholae Palatinae
Adept Braecen Kaeth, 2017-12-11 19:18:39 UTC
Xantros, Xantros, Xantros. My great friend, my hard working fellow Excidiac, and my competition leader for the Clan and for the Brotherhood. We have been looking forward to this day haven’t we? In just a matter of time, the day has finally arrived! You have completed 67 competitions since your last recognition, you have organized a whopping 27 competitions, and you have blown the FIST-BOT circuits again and again by participating in 335 PVP Matches and 6 PVE Matches. Not only that, but you have gained five degrees by completing 19 different courses at the Shadow Academy. And on top of it all, you even gained your very first Silver Nova by participating in the latest GJW, and gained your first three Crescents with a Diamond Star. At this point, there is nothing else to say other than WOW. You’ve proven yourself time and time again to be a true member, a true role model, and a true friend. I am honored to commend you for your very first Sapphire Blade in recognition of all that you do for the Clan and Brotherhood. Thank you so very much for your service. It is an honor serving alongside such a shining star like you.