Zeline Nemesis, you have successfully completed the Trial of Identity and confirmed your e-mail address, for which you have earned the rank of Apprentice. While you may currently be on a shuttle to House Satele Shan, I will continue to follow your progress with great interest.
Ord Canfre, you have successfully completed the Trial of Identity and confirmed your e-mail address, for which you have earned the rank of Apprentice. While you may currently be on a shuttle to House Imperium, I will continue to follow your progress with great interest.
Kelviin is truly one of a kind. He was remarkable for his shyness when he first joined the Brotherhood. Since his advancement to Knighthood seven months ago, he has become remarkable for his complete lack of the same.
Since February, he has thrown himself into the Brotherhood at large. In addition to (co) organizing three competitions, he has participated in 34, earning 11 Crescents in the process. His gaming has garnered 62 Clusters of Fire and 45 Clusters of Earth. He has been active beyond gaming as well, to which his 6 Clusters of Ice and 6 Clusters of Graphite attest. He also created the new logo for Voidbreaker, despite constant changing requirements, and asked for (nor expected) nothing in return. He was awarded a Seal of Loyalty for his continuous contributions to Arcona - more on that later - and a Dark Cross for his constant activity. He also volunteered to create graphics for the Voice office, providing an awesome new map for Arx and corresponding iconography for it.
Beyond mere numbers though, is a heart big enough for a Wookiee. A Wookiee in a very small coat.
Kelviin has truly become a fixture of House Qel-Droma. He has grown from his initial shyness into an open, vibrant example of what a member and a friend can be within the Brotherhood. He isn't focused on self-aggrandizement, on pushing his own accomplishments. He is always focused on what those around him have accomplished and on finding out what he can do to help them grow in the future. He is willing to risk his own embarrassment to put a smile on the face of those around him - such as with his numerous bouts of Wookiee karaoke (most of them sober!) - and wants nothing more than to make everyone else's day better. He is one of the few truly selfless people I know, and it is both an honor and privilege to be able to watch him grow in the Brotherhood.
Kelviin, it is my pleasure to recommend you be elevated to the ranks of the Equites.
[AM CONGRATULATIONS YOU!]
Terran Koul, Quaestor, House Qel-Droma of Clan Arcona
Augur Terran Koul, 2017-09-16 03:16:31 UTC
Courteous, friendly, and eager to help, Kelviin has been an active contributor to the Brotherhood’s Fiction and Art communities. He engages in daily discussions in Fiction Chat by answering questions while discussing character development with others. He has taken this a step further by creating artwork for other members not for competitions or merit, but simply because he enjoyed giving back to the members of the community. A recent example was creating “Kirby” versions of various members characters. This act has helped solidify him as a member of the various communities, especially when paired with how he tries to be helpful and answer questions about gaming rigs/builds or art programs and process. This overall attitude is important for the growth of the Brotherhood, as it encourages similar behavior from both new and veteran members. These gestures help strengthen the community within the Brotherhood.
Beyond this, Kelviin took on the laborious task of creating, from scratch, a map of the Brotherhood’s new home—Arx. Working off of only a crude sketch from myself, Kelviin was able to create three continents surrounded by water, while also adding in texture details to differentiate things like deserts, marshlands, and rolling plains. He added an arctic section as well, giving the planet a visual life that was otherwise absent. He created the great lake that was imagined in the written drafts. His mapwork even motivated written changes that were updated to match what he had drawn out.
Taking this one step further, Kelviin then set out to making custom graphic icons for each of the various landmarks on Arx. This included creating or taking from existing logos and making them look uniform across the board as if they came from the same icon-pack. This attention to visual detail adds a more immersive touch to the final map, with locations like the the Shadow Academy, Dark Ascent, and Eos City more bold than simple dots or circles. This process took time and patience, and in the end the map for Arx was used as the primary guiding reference for the Art4Arx competition that helped generate new content for the newly minted Wikipedia page.
It is an honor to welcome Kelviin into the ranks of the Equites. Congratulations, Kelviin. Keep up the great work as both a positive voice and energy in the community and by doing #allthethings.
Voice of the Brotherhood
Adept Marick Tyris, 2017-09-16 03:15:29 UTC
Kelviin is a tremendous asset to Clan Arcona as a whole, and I’m not saying that just because he’s a Wookiee. Yes, Kelviin has participated in numerous competitions and many club activities, but the numbers and statistics, while they’re certainly impressive, can’t accurately depict the heart that Kelviin brings to everything he does. He is a wonderful individual and brings pure, unadulterated joy to anyone he interacts with. His willingness to assist in projects beyond what we would expect of any member in his position certainly makes him stand out, but in the best way. His creativity shines on a regular basis, whether through club-sanctioned activities, such as creating a nifty logo for Battleteam Voidbreaker, or through other means like his Telegram sticker pack (which I use fairly religiously). In the time I’ve been with Arcona, Kelviin has made it a pleasure to be here, which is why I have absolutely no qualms in recommending him for promotion to Equite I. Congrats, my large, hairy friend.
-Leeadra Halcyon, Battleteam Leader, Voidbreaker
Knight Leeadra Halcyon, 2017-09-16 03:15:13 UTC
There are simply not enough words in the English language to express what an asset Kelviin is to the Clan. In the year since his arrival, he has participated in a wide variety of club-related activities and competitions. However, his numerical achievements fail to fully encompass Kelviin. He has a bright, vivacious personality that makes him a joy to interact with. His creative efforts, such as his Wooken Park videos and his willingness to collaborate on fictions, are also greatly appreciated. For these reasons, it is my pleasure to add my voice to the recommendation that Kelviin be elevated to Equite I.
-Lucine Vasano, Battleteam Leader, Shadow Gate
Warrior Lucine Vasano, 2017-09-16 03:14:53 UTC
Nothing fixes a downed speeder as fast as a Wookiee with a toolbox. Or, alternatively, designs an amazing logo for the new Battleteam Voidbreaker. Such as one Kelviin of Arcona did. Not only did he design one, but he made several different edits for various locales the image was used or planned to be used in the future. Kelviin’s range of skills extend to gaming and fiction, in addition to art. His numerous Clusters and Crescents attest to that.
Kelviin is known by many, far beyond the walls of Arcona’s community. His friendly and humorous puns, and just his wish to brighten up others’ day, have accomplished this. The Wookiee has become a moral uplifter among the “troops.” His comedic drawings of Kelviin’s reactions or events, along with his song parody recordings of ‘Wookieen Park’, are popular across several DJB communities. I have highlighted these qualities because they are accomplishments in the sense that they were created and influenced by the DJB, and that these feats have done the club good due to their positive response. It is one of his qualities that contributed to Kelviin’s Seal of Loyalty.
Thus, I would like to recommend Kelviin for promotion to Equite I. Congratulations, Bestprentice! Keep cracking at the workings of the Brotherhood. You'll fix us through the power of laughter and unity.
Lucine has become one of Arcona's greatest assets. In the nine months since she joined the Brotherhood, she has exceeded every expectation we place on Journeyman - and by a margin so large as to make those very expectations laughable. She has participated 42 competitions since her last promotion (an average of 10 per month) and organized (or co-organized) eight of her own, earning nine Crescents in the process. She has been active in the Shadow Academy, completing 7 courses. And her amazing performance in the Winds of Change ACC event has been nothing short of astonishing, earning her a Bronze Nova. She has garnered a total of 5 Clusters of Earth and 44 Clusters of Ice (for both her fiction submissions and her ten ACC battles).
In addition to her personal activity, she has shown herself to be a capable and talented leader. Four months ago, she was placed in charge of Shadow Gate, the premier Battleteam in House Qel-Droma. She was given command at the same time as half the members of Shadow Gate were transferred to the newly-commissioned Voidbreaker. Maintaining the activity and enthusiasm of a team during a time of such turmoil would be a difficult task for even the most experienced of leaders. Friends get separated, those left behind wonder whether they would be better off joining the newer, shinier team, and morale and activity always take a hit. Faced with these challenges, Lucine was undaunted. She has done a phenomenal job keeping the remaining members of Shadow Gate engaged and active, and has been working to continue building and evolving the lore that surrounds both the team and their home of Port Ol'val.
I don't give out praise or awards as if they were candy. If you ask my fellow Summiters, I'm known as something of a hardass when it comes to medals and promotions. I often expect members to put in effort above and beyond the minimum or even average level of activity. Such are the standards I hold for our members.
Lucine has surpassed every one of those standards.
Lucine: it is both my honor and my privilege to have you on my Summit, and it is truly a pleasure to recommend that you be inducted into the ranks of the Equites. Congratulations!
Terran Koul, Quaestor, House Qel-Droma of Clan Arcona
Augur Terran Koul, 2017-09-16 03:36:37 UTC
Anyone who speaks with Lucine will discover several things very quickly: she is kind, efficient, intelligent, and burns with a drive and zeal somewhat akin to unholy glee that is, frankly, terrifying. All of these qualities embody her ethics and her work in everything she does. From her first week with us, she broke into the scene with astoundingly long, eloquent fictions that took a karmic few days to grade, dove right into leadership as a perfunctory and diligent Battleteam leader and Summit member, conquered War-level ACC Preliminaries, proofed everything she could get her hands on, helped others with and wrote Custom Aspects, and generally made quick work of befriending anyone new she met. Her offers to help in any possible way she can, with Summit leadership, projects, or anything else, are endless and hungry. There's no giving this woman enough to work on, but we can certainly try. To put it most succinctly, though Lucine has only been with us these few months, she is already running harder and faster than many more experienced members, and only seems to be getting started. She deserves this leap to Equitehood, and I've absolutely zero doubt she'll blow us all away with even more as time goes on...and then proceed to conquer the Brotherhood. Utterly. With surgical precision.
Bestprentice, I've said it to you many times, but I am proud of you. You, your sisterhood with your sisbestprentice and other Journeymen, your synergy and excellence and encouragement, they all amaze. I've rarely, if ever, written a more deserving Equite promotion. Congratulations, welcome, and well done.
Atyiru Caesura Entar Arconae
Consul of Clan Arcona
Augur Atyiru Caesura Entar Arconae, 2017-09-16 03:36:32 UTC
I enjoy working with all my members and every single one brings something unique to the table. Lucine Vasano is no exception. Not only is she a hard working, dedicated leader who balances her DJB hobby with odd hours of work, Lucine is expressive and has a personality that attracts those around her. Perhaps it is her helpful hand and silver tongued way with words, but whatever her magic is it reflects in the success of her Battleteam Shadow Gate. Lucine often collaborates with them on fiction ideas and encourages the development and growth of others' characters. She continues this helpful streak by offering a hand to a few Summit projects, such as the ongoing wiki revamp. Lucine keeps active in other measures by participating in competitions, and she even placed in the ACC Winds of Change competition, despite being relatively fresh to it prior. That takes a certain degree of will and determination.
It is because of all of these points and more that I also recommend Lucine Vasano for promotion to Equite I. Keep radiating that fiery passion, bestsisprentice! I look forward to where the stars bring you next.
Malachai, you have successfully completed the Trial of Identity and confirmed your e-mail address, for which you have earned the rank of Apprentice. While you may currently be on a shuttle to Battle Team Disciples of Dakhan, I will continue to follow your progress with great interest.
Junazee has been a paragon of activity since joining the club and Odan-Urr. There's few activities won't participate in, to the best of her abilities and yet, she's also one of our best gamers. Since her last promotion, Junazee has placed in 48 of the 232 competitions she's participated in, scoring several top-level crescents in the process. She's also earned 10 Pendants of Blood, 1469 clusters of fire and 313 clusters of earth for gaming-related activities across the board. Among her other skillsets, Junazee participates in graphics competitions often, earning 21 clusters of graphite for her illustrations and a cluster of ice in fiction-related activities. She has also been a heavy-hitter when it comes to the SA, passing 10 courses and earning a degree. In addition to earning a Seal of Loyalty, Junazee has also been awarded a Grand Cross in the past for activity-related efforts and is a current Magistrate to the Fist (going on five months.)
All of her achievements aside, I feel that Junazee has more than earned this next elevation as a constant force of activity behind our unit and an active contributor to the club. Congratulations, Juna!
Reaver Kasula Daegella, 2017-09-15 00:47:28 UTC
Junazee is without a doubt one of the best Magistrates I have had the pleasure of working with since assuming office last October. In her five months as M:Fist, Juna has taken the lead on some larger projects, specifically competition organization, mode testing for current supported platforms, and the daily requirement of managing and approving member gaming submissions.
Immediately upon assuming the role as M:Fist in March, I tasked Juna with providing content for our mobile and flash gaming competitions. She did exactly what I asked, and then some. Since taking the post, Juna has run two of the three main container events, and over 20 individual competitions. She took the initiative to add regular events for Overwatch, one of the DB’s most popular games, as well as a send-off event for the 2015 release of Battlefront, which has helped (and continues to help) drive interest in the upcoming release of Battlefront II. What makes Juna exceptional is the fact that she recieved only some initial guidance of “I want you to run events” and took it to heart. She requires absolutely zero supervision. Once she has a task, she takes it, owns it, and develops it into her own idea. If building creative and consistent content for our members is a mark of a leader, Juna has knocked that requirement out of the park ten times over.
Junazee’s greatest impact during her tenure (so far) came in the form of her testing for the newly added PvO and PvE options for Overwatch. As Overwatch is already a popular game, I saw no need for a major club-wide test. Instead, I asked Juna to test the two modes for average match time and supportability. Within a matter of days, I had a full draft proposal that highlighted the benefits of the Team Deathmatch and vs. Bots modes. These additions have added depth to the DJB’s gaming library, which is essential to the long-term sustainability of our gaming community. Without new content, gaming becomes stale. Junazee’s efforts continue to prevent gamers from becoming bored.
Finally, Junazee has diligently worked to validate and approve gaming submissions within the 24 hour window to the tune of over 279 PvE/PvO activities and 120 PvP activities. Her eagle eye for details ensured that all members who took part in a gaming event were properly rewarded for their effort.
Junazee is an absolutely phenomenal Magistrate and leader in the DJB. She is incredibly kind, hard working, patient, and simply a joy to work with. I have little doubt she will continue to excel in this club, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to recommend her for promotion to Equite 3.
Congratulations, Juna. Job well done.
Dracaryis Fist of the Brotherhood
Battlelord Dracaryis, 2017-09-14 16:04:05 UTC
Junazee is an amazing member of House Satele Shan. Her ability to keep the Clan as a whole engaged in different aspects of gaming have been what amazed me the most. She was able to get most of the House on board for those addicting puzzles that even found me sucked into playing up to 2 hours at a time. Many of our members jump into most of the competitions she arranges. She is always there to help members if they need it and even gaming with folks just to help them get participation. She has an unwavering support of all the members of the House and Clan as a whole. I would hit on the crazy numbers, but Moro did well to speak to them all. Junazee has reached the level of Equite 3 and what is expected of members at this level to start being a producer in addition to being a consumer. Her 19 organized competitions and 5 months working in the FIST office speak well to her producing on a greater level to the club. Congratulations Junazee. Drinks are on you!