Event Details

Event ID
Raider Grot
Sapphire Blade
Requested by
General Stres'tron'garmis
Primary reason

Grot continues to impress with his skill and dedication to the Arconan wiki efforts. This past month alone he assisted with the Selen Development Project for the second time, modifying his already impressive work on the Sinchi Ring page and creating the Selen Military Installations page.

These additions and new creation involved the formatting and summarizing of 20,855 words, as well as 5 new images for the Sinchi Ring. Of the 14 locales created in the competition, he modified or combined and sanity checked (a process far more intensive and in-depth than we expected, yay creative people!) the number down to 12 unique facilities. His work on this effort is shown in the Selen Military Installations page.

Also amongst this, was a little over 10,000 words of fiction which he summarized and put upon the wiki in an observational manner (notable events, as a rumor, or story rather than directly lifting from the fictions themselves) to add flavor to several locales on the Sinchi Ring page.

When Atyiru and I started the Development Project, we'd hoped for creative input from the membership. We got that, plenty of it, but without Grot's assistance on the Wiki side of things, none of this would be going as smoothly or quickly as it has. I am genuinely pleased with his efforts and work. I'd also like to point out that this round of Development Project Wiki work is double what he put in for us last round, and the quality is still stellar.

ALSO! He took on one more task for us this past week, updating the Arcona wiki templates. This involved removing battleteams that were defunct, updating the standing summit (out of date for a deplorable amount of time) and generally making things ‘right’ so that newer members can use the wiki without confusion.

I'm proud of Grot and would like to convey my thanks with this award.

Kordath Bleu
Consul, Arcona

General Stres'tron'garmis, 2018-02-16 01:08:20 UTC
Additional reasons

It is not every day that a Journeyman is considered for a sacramental award, but Grot is truly deserving of one. He has been a member of the DB for approximately four months, and in that time he has proven to be an active and productive member of the clan. He has dived headlong into project work, continuing in his work to overhaul the Arconan wiki pages. He has also assisted in the development of the Voidbreaker wiki, and provided assistance to Uji and Drac with Hearthstone testing.

Despite doing enough project work for two people, Grot continues to participate in a multitude of competitions, even taking first place in the Arconan Winter Puzzle Series. He is also a constant presence on Telegram, where he is all too happy to nerd out at any hour of the day. I have legitimately asked him when he sleeps, because I have no idea how he manages to accomplish as much as he does.

It is for these reasons that I am happy to recommend Grot for a Sapphire Blade. Congratulations, Grot. It is a pleasure to work with you, and I am looking forward to seeing all that you will accomplish!

Warlord Lucine Vasano, 2018-02-16 01:07:26 UTC

Out of everyone I have run across in the couple years of being in the Brotherhood, I don’t think any of them have matched pace with Grot. The man is non-stop! Literally, I don’t think he even sleeps!

Joking aside, Grot has a fierce tenacity in the DJB. When not causing the SA staff to panic about having enough exams to satisfy him — he was the top exam taker through October to December — he was participating in competitions. Since he was last promoted, he has done at least one competition a day. And, to make that even more impressive, he did these comps while bored, waiting for more project work to do. This man put together an unheard of 54 pages of wiki edits within one day to be approved by his Summit! Grot has worked intensely on organizing the Arconan wiki, from the clan to the Houses and battleteams. It’s an ongoing project, but what he’s accomplished is extraordinary. His wiki work had earned him December’s Wikipedian of the month! Other projects include assisting in the Hearthstone testing, in the Voidbreaker Wiki Development project, and with a proposal to reform the Arconan possessions.

Grot’s efforts in the Brotherhood don’t stop there. He engages constantly with his teammates and clanmates, offering advice and positive interactions. The lizardman encourages writing, gaming, and art activities with others, supporting their endeavors. Grot has especially been one of the heads revitalizing the gaming energy within the Clan, willingly freeing himself to gather Starcraft players and other gamers to play. The Trandoshan has even presented several competitions for his fellow DJBers to participate in.

All in all, Grot’s level of drive, enthusiasm, and interest to better his Clan as well as the Brotherhood is something inspiring to new and old members alike. It is rejuvenating to witness and brings a hopeful light to the future of this club. Grot, keep up this indomitable spirit. You are an example to aspire to be even half of.

It is with great honor that I recommend Grot to be awarded with a Sapphire Blade. Greatly deserved, lizard man. Now you can stab it into your heated rock like Excalibur or something. I look forward to where your future goes.


Quaestor, House Qel-Droma of Arcona

Reaver Diyrian "Diy" Grivna, 2018-02-16 01:06:38 UTC

This term gets bandied around a lot, but Grot truly is a rockstar. He has accomplished more since his promotion in December than many members of the Brotherhood ever do. Even those of average activity would be hard-pressed to match those contributions over the course of a year. If there's a metric by which we judge activity, I'm confident Grot breaks it.

In the past two months, Grot has organized 4 competitions and participated in an astonishing 62. Yes, 62. He has earned 3 Diamond Crescents, 7 Ruby Crescents, 5 Amethyst Crescents, 10 Sapphire Crescents, an Emerald Crescent and 3 Topaz Crescents. He has also earned 2 Pendants of Blood, 199 Clusters of Fire, 60 Clusters of Earth, 33 Clusters of Ice, 4 Clusters of Graphite, 19 Seals of Wrath and 3 Shadow Academy Degrees. He is, in a word, unstoppable.

In addition to his personal accolades, Grot has been a workhouse for his Clan. He has put in an incredible amount of work on the Wiki. In the past two, he's created or updated a number of articles (over 200, in fact), including reviewing and summarizing over 20,000 words worth of submissions to Arcona's ongoing Selen Development Projects.

In that same time he assisted the FIST's office with Hearthstone testing, submitted numerous proposals to update and streamline Arcona's possessions, and has demonstrated a consistent willingness and desire to, and a talent for, assisting other new members with their characters and with fitting into Arcona's effusive, often confusing, always overwhelming culture.

Truly, Grot is a pivotal member of Arcona, and a paragon of what a member can be. He's well liked, he's well respected, and he truly wants to help those around him and make his Clan and the Brotherhood a better place for everyone in it.

Grot, you continue to amaze me. You set an incredibly high bar for everyone around you, and for those who will come after you. Don't blame me when they lynch you for making them look bad in comparison.


  • Terran Koul, Proconsul, Clan Arcona

Augur Terran Koul, 2018-02-16 01:06:00 UTC