Event Details

Event ID
Vanguard Maximus Alvinius
Old Rank
Ranger (Equite 2)
New Rank
Vanguard (Equite 3)
Requested by
Colonel Alethia Archenksova
Primary reason

Maximus's frenetic activity and zeal for building uphis house and clan have been apparent on a daily basis. First, his activity. Since his last promotion, Maximus has participated in 142 competitions, including 20 in GJW XII. In the process, he's taken home 3 Gold Novae, a Silver Nova, a Bronze Nova, and 32 crescents ranging from topaz up to diamond. Primarily a gamer, Max has earned himself 9 Pendants of Blood, 55 Clusters of Earth, and a massive haul of 1024 Clusters of Fire. A prolific student, Max has passed 31 Shadow Academy courses and earned 11 degrees, including Dark Sages in Warfare and History and Lore. As a writer, Max has be awarded 35 Clusters of Ice. Most impressively, Max seemed to come out of nowhere as an artist, earning 22 Clusters of Graphic, winning novae in the Great Jedi War, and contributing artwork that was used for the Jedi Praxeum wiki article and the Velastari Temple ACC venue.

In addition to being one of our most active members, Maximus has likewise been a highly engaged leader. He's organized 45 competitions and lived up to his reputation as a recruiter, earning his sixth Scroll of Indoctrination for recruiting Zeline Nemesis. Additionally, he's earned 3 Scrolls of the Master for mentoring Zeline, Sia Thiano, and long-time JM Gellm'arco'nuruodo to the rank of Knight.

Max has been on the summit of House Satele Shan for six months now, first as a particularly active Aedile and subsequently as Quaestor. In that time, he's contributed to a massive amount of wiki work for both the house and the clan at large. As Aedile, he was instrumental in getting the Last Voyage of the Kesaret event off the ground. Max led the push to open another battleteam for the house, and he and BTL Mauro Wynter have made Tython Squadron the most successful team I've ever had the good fortune to see. And in that rarest of achievements, Max has released AED/QUA reports every month like clockwork. He's also been an eager and active participant in house- and clan-level planning and policy discussions.

In his time as EQ3, Max has been recognized with a Dark Cross, 2 Anteian Crosses, and a Sapphire Blade. Now it's time for him to move forward into the next chapter of his DB career.

Alethia Archenksova
Consul, Odan-Urr

Colonel Alethia Archenksova, 2018-02-10 01:27:51 UTC
Additional reasons

I have known Maximus for some time now. He is one of the most motivated and motivating leaders I have ever had the pleasure of working under. Working along side him I have continued to learn how to be a leader that keeps his members going. We have worked extremely well together, with only one major hiccup since we entered our posts.

Maximus lead from the front during the Great Jedi War, earning himself Second Hero for his activity. Leading from the from the front is one of the things that makes Max successful. This has continued in the House's fictional development through fostering the Summit's creativeness and including his own ideas. All of this while working on the Praxum and working in the Herald Staff.

Maximus, it is my honor to work with you and I look forward to continuing to work with you. Congratulations on a well earned promotion my friend!

Colonel Len Iode, 2018-02-08 02:02:09 UTC

Maximus Alvinius has been a force of nature since he joined Satele Shan. I jokingly call him a hamster on a constantly moving wheel. In actuality though, it is a mark of respect and admiration towards him. That's just who is he, a ball of energy that just keeps going and going and going. He has used this drive to feverishly push Shan forward, whether it's urging his Aedile and BTL onwards or picking up the shovel himself. To put a fine point on it, Shan was in desperate need of a pick me up. Maximus Alvinius breathed life into it again through not only his own energy but more impressively by getting others to breath life into it as well. It's amazing work, brother. People don't always give these grassroots efforts their due, but it really is hard work. You make it look easy, but I know it isn't. To all the hours you put into it, words aren't really enough. But since this is all I have, Thank you so very much!

In addition to his great influence on Shan, I'd like to dig more into his wiki help. Since he's joined us, he has put in some time helping update and fix our wiki pages. In particular, he has updated the Summit roll, updated the main pages with our new location and home, updated the main pages with the new Tython destruction, updated the main pages with bits and pieces from the GJW fictions, and assorted other wiki pages. He also helped a fellow Shan member with the Daleem wiki page and updated the Satele Shan House info. He wasn't asked to do this but showed great initiative and got it done. He not only made crucial updates but he took time to continually do so as new information was released. This is not only dedication to House Shan but to the Clan itself. It makes our lives so much easier. Great job!

Overall, Maximus has shown that he isn't just a member. He's a leader who looks after his people, gets to know them, and does right by them. (Even if that requires wiki editing) I've known him since his time in CSP and now as a fellow Odanite. He never ceases to amaze me with his community spirit and high charging energy. Shan is in great hands and I can't wait to see where it takes it next.

I recommend that Maximus Alvinius be promoted to the rank of Equite 3!

Aura Ta'var
Proconsul, Odan-Urr

Warden Aurora "Aura" Ta'var, 2018-02-07 04:50:21 UTC

Maximus Alvinius. Let us begin with the metrics. He organized 44 competitions and co-organized 1. His participation was stellar at 142 competitions. In terms of gaming he achieved 133 PVP matches and 50 PVE matches. Fiction wise, he wrote over 17,000 words and another 990 words of Run-On. He was HIGHLY active in the Shadow Academy passing 31 courses netting 11 degrees. He posted 6 Reports and commented 38 times. In terms of leadership Maximus held many positions. He was Quaestor for 4 months, Aedile for 2 months, Magister to the Herald for 2 months, and BTS for 1 month. For all of these efforts Maximus has achieved high regard. He earned several highly vaunted awards such as a Sapphire Blade, 3 Gold Nova, 1 Silver Nova and a Bronze Nova. He also earned 9 PoBs, 1024 CoFs, 25 CoIs, 55 CoEs, 22 CoGs, and 1 Scroll of the Master.

That is JUST the objective data on Maximus Alvinius. Max has been a peer of mine for several years, and we worked together in CSP before both making our ways to COU. Maximus is a born leader. There simply is no one who is as active in Telegram, email, message boards, and reports. His direct contact with all those under his purview is astounding. He has a direct and active communication with everyone. This has allowed for an unprecedented growth within House Satele Shan.

Case in point, his trust and faith in opening Tython Squadron. Maximus believed the time was right to open a new Battleteam and solicited inputs. He did not micromanage, and supported me in my role as BTL. Such leadership and management of his staff has seen over 9 competitions being created and over 100 submissions from the members of Tython Squad. For the record, Tython Squadron, the brainchild of Maximus Alvinius, is the largest BT in the DJB and has only existed for 2 months.

Leadership initiatives like this mark Alvinius and is the standard, not the exception. Maximus has created a formalized process for reviewing and purchasing possessions for the House that has highly engaged the leadership and revitalized the possessions within the House and to some degree Clan level. Max has unlimited trust and faith in his personnel, it has driven activity to unheard of heights. This is a man destined for higher office and is highly deserving of this new rank.

Max, congratulations brother. You have truly earned this promotion and are THE driving force of Satele Shan.

Warlord Mauro Wynter, 2018-02-06 17:52:29 UTC