Event Details

Event ID
Warlord Mauro Wynter
Sapphire Blade
Requested by
Colonel Alethia Archenksova
Primary reason

Over the last six months, Mauro has risen from BTL to Aedile to Quaestor of Satele Shan, and cemented himself as one of the foremost content producers in Odan-Urr and the Brotherhood as a whole. Mauro has made his presence felt both through running competitions and events, and through developing his units' lore via an ongoing plotline.

Since his last recognition, Mauro has organized or co-organized 16 competitions. This includes two house events, Dominion - Phase 1 and Shadow of the Kesaret, which received 77 submissions between them. Before this, as BTL of Tython Squadron, Mauro co-organized Rendezvous of Destiny, a successful inter-clan event with Arcona's Nighthawk battleteam. To see any inter-clan outreach at that level is unusual, and Mauro planned and executed the event on his own initiative with minimal oversight from house and clan leadership.

Across these three events, Mauro wrote 3,347 words of house event fiction, despite knowing it was ineligible for CIs. Throughout his run on the house summit, Mauro picked up plot threads from previous Quaestors' work and carried them forward in an ongoing narrative, making Satele Shan's members truly a part of shaping the Kiast system and the clan's lore. In addition to his fiction, Mauro has contributed 13,418 bytes of content to the wiki articles for Tython Squadron, Daleem, and House Satele Shan, again, despite knowing that such contributions often go unrecognized. Although I can't calculate a precise number, this is roughly equivalent to 6,700 words of content. He has also written a total of six standard reports as BTL, AED, and QUA, demonstrating the rare ability to get a report out on time every single month.

In addition to his leadership activities, Mauro has found plenty of opportunities to shine as a regular member. He has participated in 62 competitions and earned 24 crescents. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the above, Mauro's generated 76 Clusters of Ice and earned a Dark Side Scroll for writing May 2018's feature wiki article. In addition to his prowess with the written word, Mauro has also earned 30 Clusters of Graphite for his artwork, passed 11 courses in the Shadow Academy, and completed the Dark Savant degree in Leadership and Communication and the Dark Sage in Tactics.

It's also worth noting that Mauro is one of the most quietly professional people I've had the chance to work with in three years of leadership across the Brotherhood and the EH. There's no drama, no gossip, just plans, a bottom line up front, and then results. Odan-Urr and I are lucky to have him on our summit, and I'm honored to recommend him for his first sacramental award.

Alethia Archenksova
Consul, Odan-Urr

Colonel Alethia Archenksova, 2018-07-16 11:38:18 UTC
Additional reasons

Maruo has served diligently in his role as Magistrate for the past 5 months. Out of the 184 sheets that have been approved during this time, Mauro is responsible for 68 (~61% of all staff approvals), keeping pace with the other Magistrate very evenly. Maruo has been so effective at his job that I, as Voice, have not had to jump in and handle the CS queue once since he's been hired. These metrics, of course, do not cover the carefully worded remands that Mauro administers, or the time he spends working with members to help make sure their respective sheets can get approved. This takes poise and patience, which Mauro demonstrates always. He is professional and represents the Voice Staff in a positive light. Maruo also is strict at staying on top of the competition approval queue, similarly working with members to make sure their competitions follow guidelines and get approved in a timely manner. He is also active on Telegram in team communications and helps weigh in and review changes and updates to policy found on the Wiki.

I am please to add my voice to this recommendation, as Maruo is everything I look for, as a Dark Councilor, from a leader or someone that puts the time in to give back to the fiction community and the members that participate in it. I'm lucky to have him on staff, and hope this award helps show my appreciation for what he contributes.

Voice of the Brotherhood

Master Marick Tyris Arconae, 2018-07-15 22:24:41 UTC

I've known Mauro since back in my first days after joining CSP. I have continued to notice a well known theme with him. That theme is his drive to continue to elevate his game. It doesn't matter if it's while he leadership, or not he always rises above. His abilities in leadership have continued to allow those under him to flourish. If you look back you will be hard pressed to find many areas he is lacking in producing and his own personal numbers are always impressive as well. He truly puts in the time for the Club, Clan, and his members.

While he was my Aedile he personally handwrote the entire fiction for the Shadow of Kesaret House event and helped streamline the House Wiki page with continued updates. The House Wiki updates eventually led to our House page being award the highlighted Wiki page of the month most recently. His reports were always on time and still he managed to bring in the personal numbers while in leadership. I remember one month alone he completed almost 50 competitions and most of them being fiction competitions which are no easy feat. Lastly his activity earned him the House title "Defender of Shan" for his insane abilities being the force he is with keeping Shan going strong while assisting with the VOICE and having fun as a regular member. The man is a beast!

Mauro is a man capable of many talents and as many have stated both in numbers and other areas he has shown he is a tremendous asset to both our Clan, but also to the DJB. I'm happy to have known him for so many years and I know we will have many more to come. Mauro congrats on your first Sacramental! This is the first of many I'm sure.

Vanguard Maximus Alvinius, 2018-07-15 14:19:16 UTC

Mauro Wynter has done a lot for both Satele Shan and Odan-Urr, but I'd like to put a focus on something that isn't focused on enough. Mauro is dependable and gets to work regardless of how much enjoyment that task might give. As a leader, you don't always get to do the 'fun' things because someone has to do them and the buck stops at the leader. In my opinion, Mauro exemplifies this character trait, which has led him to successfully contribute to Odan-Urr over an extended period of time and regularly as well.

Whether it be a House/BTL event, a detailed lore additions, wiki work, summit management, or another new thing he gets his hands on I know he has it well in hand. This is a rare find. I know you weren't sure how things were going to go when you took on the job but words cannot express how grateful I am to have such an excellent Quaestor. You thoroughly deserve a Sapphire Blade and I am more than happy to recommend that you receive one for all of your great work and wonderful leadership for Satele Shan.

Congratulations on your new stabby thing!

Aura Ta'var
PCON, Odan-Urr

Warden Aurora "Aura" Ta'var, 2018-07-14 08:19:40 UTC

When I first read his proposal for a new Battle Team in Satele Shan, I knew he had something special. At first glance it seemed as though he was trying to emulate Inferno Squad, but this unnamed Battle Team was not just a copy there was something unique about it. There were a few things that needed to be smoothed out, but in the end the smoothing made it better. How he tied the history of the Clan, the Great Jedi War, the unit's mission, and the climate of the post-War Brotherhood, it all fit perfectly with the whole story of the Clan.

Within two weeks or so of Tython Squad's OOC commissioning, Mauro had built foundation of community and camaraderie that exists in Tython Squad to this day. It was hard work on his side and the pay off was the members diving in head first. The first two events earned 100% Battle Team participation and Tython Squad continues to be one of the most motivated units in the Clan.

While keeping the Battle Team humming along, he also assisted me, as Aedile, in my duties of tracking activity and unit health. Especially when I moved at the beginning of this year and communication was tough for me, Mauro stepped up to help when I was unable to.

Mauro, I am glad to count you as a friend and a colleague. I look forward to continuing to work with you as part of Clan Summit. I am honored to recommend you for this, your first sacramental!

Len Iode Rollmaster, Odan-Urr Former Aedile, House Satele Shan

Colonel Len Iode, 2018-07-13 16:00:53 UTC