Event Details

Event ID
Rian Taldrya
Amethyst Kukri
Non-site XP
7580 XP
Requested by
Master Selika Roh di Plagia
Primary reason

Rian is, by any stretch of the imagination, a rock star in the Herald's office. The amount of work that he has done is staggering, and he's been integral to the Herald staff's pivot towards focusing on custom item requests from members over quarterly releases that, while gaining the office good press, have in the past not seen usage that really warrants the amount of effort going into those projects. However, if the office were unable to fulfill requests the system would break down. Rian has been indispensable in keeping the system churning along without the wheels falling off.

Since the last time that I have sat down to write out a recommendation for him, Rian has created a truly amazing amount of work directly for members. Just in the realm of Warbanners alone Rian has completed 17 warbanner requests for members. Warbanners might be the simplest work that we do, but they're also the item that more members than any other use and are often the first custom graphic that is requested. Making sure these items turn around to meet member expectations is a key task for our office, ensuring members have a positive experience with our organization and helping retain them. He has also completed a pair of leadership graphic requests, helping to keep leader reports eye catching to promote consumption of that content. But, more so than anything else, Rian has been the primary staffer assigned to custom weapon requests. These weapons offer a step up in degree of difficulty, as customized blasters offer different challenges from artistic, one off lightsaber hilt designs. But, Rian has risen to the challenge on every occasion, completing an unbelievable 15 custom weapon requests since his last recognition. Many staffers don't generate that amount of content over entire tenures on staff, but this is just normal for Rian. Lastly, he is responsible for the Great Jedi War weapon reward for Clan Odan-Urr, working back and forth through several revisions with the Clan in order to ensure that the final product meets their exacting standards.

I have no problem characterizing Rian's service as absolutely essential over the past year. It is not an exaggeration to say that, without his perseverance, the Herald Staff would have been unable to fulfill anywhere near the number of member requests that have been met over his time on the staff. You have my thanks, sir.

Master Selika Roh di Plagia, 2021-02-25 02:33:06 UTC
Additional reasons

Since joining the ranks of the Elders a year ago (practically to the day!), Rian has kept up the same exemplary level of activity that I've come to expect as his Consul. He participated in 66 competitions, including 16 events from last year's Great Jedi War. Between those events (including the Silver Nova-winning GJW run-on), he's submitted 13077 words of fiction in that time. He's also completed 16 Shadow Academy courses. All told, in the past year he's earned 1 Silver Nova, 3 Crescents with Ruby Stars, 1 of each other type of Crescent, 35 Clusters of Ice, and 21 Clusters of Graphite. Rian is by far one of the most active members of Taldryan above and beyond his work for the Herald's office, and I'm happy to see him get the recognition he deserves. Congratulations, Rian!

General Seraine "Erinyes" Taldrya Ténama, 2021-02-24 00:34:05 UTC