Silent does EVERYTHING. Silent has been doing everything for a long time. Years in fact. I almost want to stop writing there, not because I can't write anymore, but because the truth of Silent's continued levels of activity for Plagueis are so self evident that it almost needs no other supporting evidence. He has been the constant beacon of activity that Plagueis has looked up to, the ever present cheerleader that has pushed everyone around him to be the best version of themselves as far as activity goes.
Since his last promotion in 2006, the site tracks Silent as having participated in 293 total competitions, and only 18 of those competitions have been containers. Now, there's something in that last sentence that is important: the site tracks. Push his activity tracking date up to November of 2012 (right before the Horizons vendetta) and the site tracks that Silent has participated in… 293 competitions. That means he's probably got a few hundred more that never made it into the site tracker because they're so old. In that time, he's earned 7 Novae (5 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze) and 32 Crescents (2 Ruby, 10 Amethyst, 8 Sapphire, 9 Emerald, 2 Topaz, and 1 Quartz). As a gamer, it's 8 Pedants of Blood, 205 Clusters of Fire, and 205 Clusters of Earth from 42 reported PvP matches and 27 PvE activities (and who knows how many more before the site tracked such things). He has completed 3 matches in the (new) ACC, 36 fiction activities (13,254 words), and 3 tracked RO posts (1,121 words) while earning 54 Clusters of Ice. Graphics? 23 Clusters of Graphite. Vendetta Seals? 6 Seals of Affliction, 13 Seals of Reminiscence, 32 Seals of the Crusader, 4 Seals of Revelation, and 12 Seals of Wrath. Oh, and in case he didn't have enough seals already, he's been awarded the Seal of Loyalty 3 times. He's even passed 14 SA courses (just to make sure that he's not missing anything).
He's been an invaluable part of Plagueis's Clan events and Vendettas. He is one of the few members to consistently participate in all (or damn near all) competitions in each of our Clan events. He was one of only a handful of members Brotherhood-wide to enter more than 30 total events during the Dark Crusade. He's served Plaguies as a Battleteam Leader and made much needed contributions to the Clan's leadership. He's hosted 8 competitions. Overall since his last promotion, he's earned a Dark Cross, 2 Anteian Crosses, 3 Steel Crosses, a Grand Cross, and his Sapphire Blade. Some people might do a bit of everything. Silent does a LOT of everything. Plagueis wouldn't be the same without him, and while Warlord Silent will take some getting used to (Hey, we're so used to that rank being Battlelord, it's like a universal constant!), the time has well come to see Silent elevated to the last and greatest of the Equite ranks. Congratulations!
Adept Selika Roh di Plagia, 2017-12-18 05:24:34 UTC
Consistency is hard. Months and years of consistency are not merely very hard, but extremely difficult. What does one say about the person who has demonstrated consistency over nearly a decade? In keeping with tradition of only reflecting on activity since the last transfer, Silent has been an active and dedicated member of Clan Plagueis since his return from the Rogues on December 3rd, 2011.
He's participated in 285 competitions since then, and generated an impressive array of awards. His Sapphire Blade recommendation speaks to many of the specific numbers, but its the intangible part of Silent's participation that matters most.
Having served as Quaestor for over two years, I can personally speak to Silent's dedication to his unit. He's the first person to be excited for even mundane competitions, and is always eager to not only submit, but encourages others to do so. When we began to revamp then House Plagueis away from my predecessor's obsession the separation of members into different branches like the contemporary military, Silent was one of the few members who jumped into the project with both feet. Along with Unus Domus and Furios, he was one of a handful of members who helped demonstrate that the new structure was more interesting to members personal fictional story lines and their investment within the unit storyline as a whole.
Later on, he would rise to become a Battleteam leader and contribute his expertise as a direct mentor to the newer members, showcasing his drive to do more with the membership, while maintaining his competition submissions. Even as a leader, he continued to show that the core of being a member remained contributing to the success of the unit through consistent participation.
He is arguably the most active member of the unit at this time. He demonstrates enthusiasm for the day to day of the Brotherhood and the Clan, not just the intermittent competitions and their particular storylines. He is always there to encourage others, to do their best and to find time to participate, and then leads by example. It is rare to find a member like Silent who has demonstrated over time the kind of consistency that proves his dedication to his unit.
More than once, Silent's participation has been the measure that made the difference in unit based scoring. In multiple House vs House competitions, and even in some larger multi-unit feuds, his consistent ability to submit quality entries across the board have ensured the success of not only himself, but his House and his Unit.
While Silent has not served in a leadership capacity in sometime, one could argue, as I have previously, that this kind of example is a form of leadership. It serves to inspire, to encourage, to set the example of what is possible with dedication and devotion. That is rare indeed.
This kind of quiet leadership is often overlooked in place of those who lead units in titular positions It is often overlooked in place of those who consistently place first and bring home high value awards. It is often overlooked in the face of those who devote other forms of service to the unit and the Brotherhood. It should not be.
Silent has toiled tirelessly for his unit without hope of a promotion for many long years, having been well aware that multiple iterations of Master at Arms would not promote someone to Equite 4 without titular time in service. He does it without concern for long term advancement or elevation, and does it for the love of his Clan and his Clanmates. It is long past time that his service to his unit be recognized.
I hereby and forthwith recommend Battlelord Silent for Elevation to Equite 4 for his long and peerless consistency of service to Plagueis.
Congratulation Silent, you've earned it!
Tra'an Reith di Plagia, Quaestor Emeritus
Augur Tra'an Reith di Plagia, 2017-12-18 05:04:41 UTC
Always a reliable presence within Clan Plagueis, Silent is more than deserving of the honor bestowed to him. Whether leading by example and competing numerous competitions and/or proactively inspiring members to remain engaged and focused during peak event season, he continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Congratulations, Silent, and keep up the excellent work.
Corsair Laren Uscot, 2017-12-18 05:04:07 UTC
This has been a long time coming for Silent and I’m glad he’s finally getting a promotion he’s done more than earn. His hard work and dedication to the clan may not have been constant, but it has been worthy of admiration. He’s always been there when we needed him and for that alone, I’m proud to see him get this long awaited honor. Good work sir!
Warlord Arden Karn di Plagia , 2017-12-18 05:03:05 UTC
Having ‘grown up’ in the Plagueis with Silent being around, one thing I noticed is he’s never shy to express himself, whether it be a personal opinion or a desire for others to do things, Silent has at times been a leader with a position. Now it is incredibly easy to talk the talk, however Silent insists on walking the walk as the numbers demonstrated by Slagar show. I’ve always known what I’m going to get with Silent, a hard working member who’s always willing to contribute. Whether it was participation in events or even something as simple as asking questions for a report, Silent’s commitment to Plagueis cannot be doubted. Good job Silent, I know it’s been a long time to get here, but from what I’ve seen these past few years, it’s well deserved.
Seer Kelly Mendes, 2017-12-18 05:02:06 UTC
I have known Silent since my earliest days in the Dark Brotherhood. Back when I was new to everything, he was always quick to help and has stayed true to this. From time to time, I see someone asking questions of the clan in the telegram chat and Silent’s name always pops up with words of advice. When the call to action is issued, Silent’s words of encouragement to others coupled with his high level of activity demonstrate what it is to be a man of action and one of Plagueis’ most dependable members. It’s been a long road, but I can’t see a more fitting reward for one of Plagueis’ oldest and most dedicated members. Great job, Silent!
Battlemaster Azmodius Equesinfernum, 2017-12-18 05:01:33 UTC
Silent has become an unofficial mentor to many members of Plagueis, always willing to impart advice or offer encouragement, he is there to help make the clan the best it can be in anyway possible. He is the definition of lead by example not just participating in competitions himself but getting others excited to do so as well, making that push to make each event and competition no matter how big or small that much more memorable for all.
Though it has been a long road for Silent, he has worked hard to become a model member and deserves all the recognition he receives. Congratulations Silent, it is a promotion well earned. I look forward to the future.