In the time since his last recognition, Doku Rivendare has shown an inspirational amount of activity. Doku has also shown himself to love competing under pressure with just over half his competitions since his last recognition coming from the timed archetype, and even emerging with a Crescent with Amethyst Star for his victory in a puzzle competition. Speaking of competitions, 4 came during the summer’s Plagueis Pro Bowl contributing to team Selaris victory in the event. In total, Doku has entered 11 competitions overall since last recognition. It is easy for a member to reach the Equite ranks and just give up because of the jump in time it takes to get promoted, but Doku has shown himself unwilling to do so and it is for this effort I believe he is deserving of a Dark Cross. Good job Doku.
Oric Ral may not be the loudest voice in Plagueis’ Clan chat, but that’s ok because he prefers to let his actions do the talking. What stands out about Oric Ral is the diversity of content he consumes.In competitions, he has entered graphics, gaming, timed, container and regular varieties. From the Shadow Academy he has passed courses from 5 different departments; Dark Brotherhood Fundamentals, the Department of Lore, Department of Writing, Department of Gaming & Combat and the Department of Legends. From these departments he has passed 17 courses, picking up Dark Mavens in Flight and Combat along the way. All in all since his last recognition, Oric has earned 9 Clusters of fire from 2 PvE activities, entered 23 competitions of which 3 came during the Plagueis War Games event, taking away 1 Crescent with Amethyst Star, 2 Crescents with Sapphire Star, 1 Crescent with Topaz Star and 2 Clusters of Graphite from a graphics competition It is for these efforts I would like to recommend Oric Ral for this award. Congratulations!
Teylas has been my Praetor for almost a year now, and in that time he’s done everything he’s been asked to do, and more importantly? A lot more that I have not needed to ask him for. One of things that people tend to struggle with club wide when writing medal and promotion recommendations is describing what people have actually done – they say that a member has excelled as a Battleteam Leader – but give us on the MAA staff no indication of what that actually means – and more importantly, what actual things have done. One of the things I’ve tried to do is ask people: “You have a thought process as to why you think your member has earned something, tell us” – so to that end, I have a thought process as to why Teylas has been a great Praetor over the past almost year.
Since becoming Praetor, Teylas has helped re-write the following policy documents: Promotion Guidelines, and the MAA Policies document. The latter is what I will focus on, when I came into the chair, there were a number of disparate (and somewhat neglected) policy documents floating on the Brotherhood Wiki. The information about titles (clan, war, other) for example, was spread across multiple documents, with duplication in some cases – and inconsistent information in others. With Teylas’ invaluable assistance, we were able to consolidate all the existing Master at Arms policy documents into one all-encompassing wiki page. He has also helped me write all of my publically posted Master at Arms reports, devoting sections or helping me construct rants.
Teylas has also been invaluable in keeping the Master at Arms Office with its impressively short turn-around time for requests that come into the database, or that come in as emailed requests (when people remember to email him!). Since becoming Praetor, he has processed over 400 requests into our database, approximately 50 manual updates to competitions, and processed about 300 competitions.
Teylas has done well for the Master at Arms Office over the past almost year, and I have full confidence that when I go on vacation (or I live at work for weeks at a time) – he will be able to handle it and nobody will notice …because he already does handle it. I’m more than happy to award him a Red Club for his work! Thank you, and congratulations!
Prophet Howlader Taldrya, 2017-12-11 18:24:54 UTC
Ever since I took over as Consul earlier this year after he stepped down, Teylas has continued to be a strong and consistent presence in Clan Plagueis. Both as a leader and an active member, he's shined while doing things that those other members without a full time Praetor gig for the hardest office in the Brotherhood could not. He's also been a solid and irreplaceable leader from his place in the trenches, always there to offer advice to both me and his fellow Clan members.
In the realm of general activity, Teylas has, to use the vernacular, wrecked face. Since his last recognition in January, he has participated in 52 competitions and placed in ten of them. Those placements netted him 1 Gold Nova, 1 Ruby Crescent, 2 Amethyst Crescents, and 3 Crescents each of Sapphire and Topaz. Stepping up during major competitions has also been his forte. Teylas entered 22 competitions during our Enemy Below event, placing in three while taking 11th place overall. During the recently completed Twelfth Great Jedi War, Teylas entered 12 events (earning 12 Seals of Wrath), helped our RO team take first place for the second GJW in a row, and earned the 4th most points of any Plagueian. He has also earned 7 Clusters of Ice, 110 Clusters of Earth, and 22 Clusters of Graphite. Not bad for a guy who spends most of his time remanding recommendations!
It is as a peer leader, however, that Teylas has really made his mark on Plagueis. He has been an active part of most summit discussions, bringing his perspective and advice to the table. Even more importantly than this, however, was his help during our pre-GJW Plagueis Pro Bowl, this time featuring Taldryan. With the Great Jedi War delayed, Plagueis was looking for an event to maintain interest and capitalize on the drive for activity our members were feeling. Knowing that we were searching for something to make sure our members didn't feel like they'd been promised a Vendetta and left with nothing, Teylas volunteered to run our second annual Pro Bowl event in the interim along with Dracaryis. He didn't even flinch when we added Clan Taldryan to the mix, massively increasing his workload overnight. Teylas organized 16 competitions and co-organized 4 more, grading or entering scores for the lion's share of 473 total entries. This event was a much needed activity for both Plagueis and Taldryan, and helped begin to forge a relationship between the two units. Without Teylas's tireless efforts, it is unlikely that the event would have taken place as it did.
His work as both member and mentor have been without peer over the course of 2017, and Plagueis would not be the place that it is without his efforts. Congratulations!
Adept Selika Roh di Plagia, 2017-12-11 18:24:46 UTC
Thanadd’s last elevation was eight months ago. In that time, he has been moved around into various leadership positions, mostly at my request, and he has moved about to fill positions in Tarentum’s hierarchy as I have needed. He was previously a member of Tarentum under other names, and has been no stranger to the Brotherhood, or Tarentum. And, having an adaptable veteran to use as I needed in various positions has helped me tremendously.
In the last eight months, Thanadd has served as Team Lead for two months, directly into Aedile of Mortis for three months, right into Quaestor for four months so far, as well as volunteering to be an ACC Judge for about five months, which has directly resulted in him being an effective mentor for our upcoming members who want to join the ACC. It has allowed him to provide insight and training at every step of his leadership, and will continue to further Tarentum’s interest as we seek to build an ongoing, dedicated ACC Team in the Clan (which we so desperately need).
Beyond that, I’d also like to point out that he has been involved in every Sunday leadership training meeting that we hold on Telegram, he participated recently in six events for GJW XII, has organized five events, participated in 41 events total, earned 29 total medals (including nine Clusters of Ice, which means a dedication to writing), and multiple Crescents. Thanadd has taken it upon himself to help train and mentor his Aedile, Tahiri, as well as to try and push the evolution of Mortis as it becomes the central darkness that Tarentum continues to develop.
Thanadd is not a timid member of Tarentum’s Summits. He is bold, and speaks his mind freely. I can tell you that this often means that he and I have private discussions about the future of Tarentum in addition to public forums, but Thanadd has, and always will be, one who wants to see forward progress being made. He is dedicated to ensuring the prosperity and longevity of the Clan, which makes him sincerely one of those leaders in my team that I cannot do without.
Congratulations, my friend.
Master Sith Bloodfyre-Tarentae, 2017-12-11 17:41:35 UTC
Since Rax transferred to Tarentum from Dinaari, he earned ten Crescents (with a Diamond Crescent high), 122 Clusters of Earth, participated in two GJW events, and worked to help coordinate our Possessions tab on the main site for clarity of purpose and organization. I am truly disheartened that Rax had to resign as Proconsul. I chose him for a very specific reason, because I know the kind of man he is, the dedication he can bring, and the work he’d have been able to do if life had let him. I sincerely believed that, if life had let him, he would have been succeeding me some day as Consul of Tarentum. However, that wasn’t to be the case.
And yet, since his last Merit award about 1.5 years ago, Rax has put himself out there. He organized one event, participated in 48, earned 273 medals including one Diamond Crescent, passed a Shadow Academy course, changed Clans, and really tried to insert some energy and enthusiasm into Tarentum. Rax is an active member, and contributes. This also doesn't take into account the hours that he spends on Galaxy of Heroes, which isn't just gaming. There are a great number of our GoH players who are giving advice, and trying to help their fellow Clubmates out in leveling up, being a part of the community, and having fun.
Rax, I want you to know my appreciation, the appreciation of the Clan as a whole, and I hope you feel our thanks and love for your efforts with this token of our esteem and merit. The awards from the Brotherhood can sometimes be overlooked. After all, it is an image and kind words. But in this measure, I hope the kind words are evocative of our appreciation, and our desire that, in the future, you return to us as both member and leader when he has the time.
Thank you, my friend. Come back soon.
Master Sith Bloodfyre-Tarentae, 2017-12-11 17:34:55 UTC
For Anshar, having a busy life doesn’t mean he disappears from the Brotherhood. It just means he’s not constantly around flapping his lips on Telegram like the rest of us. Yet, he still finds time to participate in events. He was able to submit to three events in GJW XII, but since his last Merit, he’s organized 16 events, participated in a total of 55, earned 103 medals with a Sapphire Blade high. He’s been a Shadow Academy Docent for a little over four years, as well as serving as a Magistrate to the Grand Master for nine months, and a Tarentum Team lead for seven months. And he still continues to compete in events little-by-little, racking up Crescents and Clusters, working in the Shadow Academy, and still faithfully giving time and energy to the Club and our Clan.
This is yet another token of esteem, and a marker of appreciation for his continued work and efforts. Congratulations, old friend.
Master Sith Bloodfyre-Tarentae, 2017-12-11 17:27:33 UTC
Since Magik was last promoted four months ago, he has continued his remarkable endeavor of attempting to provide competitions to both Clan and Brotherhood, as well as competing at his best. Magik submitted to at least seven events for the GJW, but has also organized one event, participated in a total of 18 events, passed six Shadow Academy courses and gained three degrees, two Crescents, two Clusters of Ice, and 17 Clusters of Fire. He continues to be very active on Telegram, and is committed to making Tarentum the best place possible. His last Merit award was just about one year ago, and I am proud to give him another.
Magik, you make Tarentum better and brighter (or darker, because -- you know, evil and all of that) and we are happy to have you as part of our family. You are never forgotten, or lost among the rosters, because you stand out among your peers. Your name is known within Tarentum, and you are well on your way to being one of the pillars of this Clan’s foundation.
Congratulations, my friend.
Master Sith Bloodfyre-Tarentae, 2017-12-11 17:18:49 UTC
I am thankful for the contributions of Kylex for his recent contributions to our post-GJW efforts. Kylex recently helped me compile individual participation (by event) into excel, so we could then sort (by member) before compiling a second document in word that listed - by member - every event they placed, or participated, in for inclusion in my Proconsul report. This allowed us to archive the effort and participation of every member of Scholae Palatinae that helped us achieve the title of Third Clan of the Brotherhood. This entire effort took Kylex two four hour sessions (4 to convert to excel, 4 to convert back to word) that he did by hand with his dual monitors. And it saved me a ton of work so I could focus on other tasks for the Clan. For completing this task, and showing initiative to assist his Summit, I award him a Dark Cross.
Aiden Dru has been part of the Odan-Urr for the last and since he has arrived he has made his presence know as a very active gamer and member of the clan community. When he is not gaming he is always in telegram making new members feel at home and helping to impart whatever wisdom he may have as well.
Since his last recognition, Aiden has organized 1, participated in 35 (plus 12 containers) competitions, passed 1 SA course as well.
He also has been awarded 1 Diamond Star, 4 Ruby Stars, 3 Sapphire Stars, 1 Emerald Star, 6 Pendants of Blood, 70 Clusters of Fire, 1290 clusters of Earth and 1 Seal of Wrath (for GJW XII).