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Event Details

Sep 30, 2018
Event ID
184152
Target
Vanguard Kah Manet
Award
Grand Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Lieutenant Colonel Alethia Archenksova
Primary reason

Since his last recognition, Kah has participated in 40 competitions, spanning all of the recognized types. He has earned 5 Clusters of Fire, 10 Clusters of Ice, 2 Clusters of Graphite, and 10 crescents spanning from Diamond to Topaz stars. He has also served on the summits of three different house: Liath and Mortis in Tarentum, and Hoth in Odan-Urr. In those capacities he has organized 9 competitions and published a little under 3000 words of report fiction, which was not represented in his CI count.

It's taken me several days at this point to figure out how to really articulate what Kah brings to Odan-Urr. He's someone who craves an accepting, friendly community, and he takes a piece of advice we've kicked around in CON reports for a while ("Be the kind of member you want to be around") and runs with it. Kah is friendly, and yes, that means talking a lot, posting memes and jokes and general banter. Blade's not estimating when she says he's in the top 3 contributors on Telegram. Now that I have a bot installed to track these things, I can say definitively that Kah shows up every day, and he's the second most active user in the clan. But beyond just making noise, Kah pushes for actual connections with people. If you're interested in a thing, he wants to hear about it. If you've had a bad day, he wants to hear about it and he wants to make you feel better. In a club where relationships are too often defined by stupid drama over Star Wars, Kah pushes for real human connections.

Kah, thanks for being you and congratulations on your fourth Grand Cross.

Alethia Archenksova
Consul, Odan-Urr

Lieutenant Colonel Alethia Archenksova, 2018-09-30 14:14:51 UTC
Additional reasons

When I first met Kah Manet, I wasn't sure exactly what to think. Here is this guy playing (and occasionally talking like) a Gungan Jedi and he is my Aedile. After five minutes of antics however, I knew that this was the place for me.

Jumping to present day, when Kah took over as Aedile of House Hoth he did not just simply fill the seat, he made the position his. He has almost constantly lead the conversation in the House chat, stirring up activity and fun. On any given day, I knew my phone would go off and it would be him striking up a conversation with one of the House members or anyone else in the chat who happened to be around. Kah's actions have lead Hoth to having the best House social activity in the Clan.

In keeping with Kah's character: Meesa am so honored to be recommending Kah Manet for a Grand Cross. Keep up the good work my friend!

Lieutenant Colonel Len Iode, 2018-09-29 21:08:20 UTC

Kah Manet is a man that needs no introduction within Odan-Urr. Whether its his fascination with horror fictions, darker movie genres, gungan voice impressions, or his wonderful pictures of his animals he shares with us, he stands out and in a good way. These take a while to have an impact but long-term it really does make a world of difference in helping the Odan-Urr community.

Since joining COU, he has been a large boost to our community. First, he livens up both the main clan chat and Hoth chat with a steady stream of messages. In fact, he is one of our top 3 contributors. Additionally, he regularly attends our social gatherings on weekends; whether it be Cards Against Humanity, YouTube Meme game, or some other concoction from the COU Summit. This isn't a cluster count or a crescent, but its just as important for a social club. Of note, it's not easy. Not everyone responds to you or even follows chat etiquette, both of which can be seriously depressing when repeated over and over again. But Kah Manet has through and through kept at it, returning to chat with others and keep the community growing. For this, he has my respect and gratitude. Community is the glue that keeps this club and its clans together. Without it, we wouldn't still be here. Thank you so very much.

Going a little more into it, I'd like to share some personal examples that really shine. First, his gungan impressions. Whenever I think of his attempts to joke with people via gungan speak, I always smile. Sure, you'll get the prerequisite "Omg Gungans, please hit the airlock button" but it always comes with overall amusement to the clan, even if it involves the creative use of lightsabers. Something, something, light side clan. Second, every weekend I run a community event so that everyone can get together in a more personal setting. Cards Against Humanity is the fan favorite so far but it can be hard to get members to all attend at the same time. Life happens, things get busy, and excuses are easy. But throughout all my sessions, he has been a reliable attendee and has also helped me get others into the gaming sessions as well. This has really helped the Clan get to know each other better and I have Kah to thank for helping make that a possibility.

In summary, this exemplary community work is a key part of any leadership position and Kah Manet has done well in this category over his period of time as Aedile of House Hoth. In addition to his other accolades and activity, I am more than pleased to reward Kah Manet for this sometimes thankless portion of a leader's job by recommending him for a Grand Cross. Thank you for everything you do for Odan-Urr, Kah. It's makes all the difference in the world and Odan-Urr is better for it. Keep up the great work!

Aura Ta'var
PCON, Odan-Urr

Vanguard Aurora "Aura" Ta'var, 2018-09-29 19:10:28 UTC