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Aug 16, 2017
Event ID
167269
Target
Adept Xen'Mordin Palpatine
Award
Amethyst Kukri
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Darth Pravus
Primary reason

Adept Xen'Mordin Palpatine has been one of the longest serving Dark Council members and Consuls in the Dark Brotherhood's history. His dedicated efforts provided innumerable contributions to both the Dark Brotherhood and his beloved Clan. I cannot articulate my thanks for his dedication, mentorship, and role as a steward withing CSP over these years. For his service to our club, Mav and I are honored to award Xen the Amethyst Kukri.

GM Pravus/Prophet Mav Cantor


When Xen hired me just under two years ago, he was taking a gamble on a young and impatient kid who liked to cause a bit of trouble. He was already a popular, intelligent and wise leader, with a newly clanned unit. He needed leaders who could see his vision and help him achieve it, but I wasn’t ready yet. I was too afraid of myself and didn’t have the confidence to take charge in things that matter. But Xen is a patient man, and walked me through what he believed I could turn into.

Whenever I was tackling a problem member or a solution I couldn’t solve, he was there for me to talk me through the problem itself and figure out solutions. As I wrote monthly reports and engaged the members with troubling feedback, he was there for me to help me understand the logic behind it, and give me the best advice for tackling inactivity. We have exchanged late night discussions about a lot of things from Shadow Guard’s identity to the Clan’s logo to the current leaders in House Imperium. In each occasion that I was pressed for answers where none could be found, Xen was a shoulder to lean on and a strong mind to push me through.

In the past eight months or so, he has helped me engage my creative skills to create more competitions, to hire new leaders and train more members, to review the current progression of the House and to help with my own progression. He has always been a kind and gentle person, who has always been available for some one-on-one discussions about how I could improve, as well as the team we are building.

Above most things, member input into the Clan has always been important to Xen. He would rather have a thrilling and fan-made story presented to the Clan, than a summit-heavy plot which didn’t appeal to the members. All through competitions such as Starfall, Midnight and Excursion, Xen retained the idea of starring members from Imperium and Excidium in the camera.

While Xen has always been a kind and goofy leader, he has challenged myself and my Aediles and Battleteam Leaders to push themselves further. With each event or award or promotion we push towards him, he uses his fine-comb to check for errors, for inconsistencies or other tidbits that seem mediocre. He pushes us to go further than we did before, to raise the bar of standards in this Clan and to grow not as successful individuals, but as a powerful team.

In short, Xen’Mordin has been my father figure for two years, the journey Imperium has taken under his lead from a simple idea on paper, to a thriving and colourful team is astounding. Thank you, Xen, for everything you have gave to us. Without your help, I would have gave up long ago.

Qor Palpatine

I returned to the Brotherhood in May of 2016, out of curiosity (having been gone since 2008.) I we met with a more welcoming atmosphere than that which I remembered leaving. Xen was in no small part responsible for making my return a welcoming and warm one. He made me feel valuable from the get go, made me feel as if I had come home to something I hadn't even realized I had missed.

Since then, he has encouraged me to take steps in a direction I told myself I would not go in again, that is to say he rekindled a desire to be more involved with the club and so applied to the RM position of CSP. I found in him a strong leader, one that I could learn from, talk to about everything and anything, and truly enjoy working alongside of. I feel that his very passion and fire has kindled the fire within many of us to strive for things we otherwise would not have without his guiding presence. I know that is the effect he has had on me.

I have known many leaders since my original joining in late 2003. I am sure I will know many more as time marches on, but none, I feel, are Xen’Mordin. Xen with a passion and belief in the clan, he is the very heart of CSP. His lessons to us all will be ones that continue to drive us forward for no short time to come.

I truly thank you my friend, Xen.

Mune Cinteroph Rollmaster of Scholae Palatinae

One of the hardest things about being Consul is that you are always somewhat apart from the group. You speed through a day that is outlined by your to-do list; a list that is often things that need to be done opposed to things you would like to do. You are always in motion and you see the day through snapshots - a friend saying hello or wave in greeting that you were too late to see and could not return. And so many times you want to stop and reach out, to connect. But the job does not allow it. Not until it concludes.

Xen served as Consul of Scholae Palatinae. And, as Consul, you are allowed to pick your ‘Tyrant’ name - an old tradition amongst the Consuls - that reflects your most endearing quality (but in a negative, Sith manner). Xen chose the title ‘The Manipulative’ for himself and I think it fits perfectly. It was never the style or the words that he used to make a difference: it was the content. He wasn’t a manipulator, but he communicated great things that became the heart of a great clan - shaping our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in the principles that established this Clan. He helped Scholae Palatinae rediscover its values and common sense.

Common sense told us that our story had grown stale, so Xen forged a new path into a new system to give us life again. Common sense told us that leaders could unlock growth, so he entrusted his Clan to capable hands over six years and prospered for it. Common sense told us it was time to let him rest, so we stand here - united - in our belief that what he did, he did well and made each of us better for it. And let me offer lesson number one about Scholae Palatinae: all great change here begins talking ‘together’. So tomorrow, I hope the talking begins. I hope that our veterans share what it means to be part of this great Clan. And I hope that if they do not, that our youngest members challenge them on it. It would be a very Scholae Palatinae thing to do. A thing Xen has taught us to do over a lifetime of service.

You did it, Xen. You weren’t just counting the days. You made a difference. You made the Clan stronger, the culture freer, and you left it in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all. So, as you ride off into the sunset, I say goodbye, bless the Xen-peror, and bless Clan Scholae Palatinae.

Braecen Kaeth
Consul Emeritus

Xen has been a fantastic friend, father figure, and fearless leader for Clan Scholae Palatinae for as long as I can remember. When I came here in January 2016, I knew right away he was the leader I wanted to serve. He was compassionate, ready to answer any questions I had, and willingly gave advice to anyone who offered it. Since I’ve stepped into my own path of leadership, I’ve admired his strength and have always admonished myself to keep things disciplined but always fun for members as he did. He was always ready to accept any amount of feedback or suggestions he received, no matter what it was. He was completely honest, completely transparent, and flexible to-a-reasonable-degree in any decisions he made. As stupid as my reaction was to losing the Sergeant position with Tacitus Athanasius, he took my concerns seriously and talked it all out with me personally: A gift and honor I don’t see even in the workforce when an issue similar to this comes up. His creativity in storylines, his anticipation of including as many members as possible, and his sensitivity to the emotions of everyone, no matter how ‘little’ their concerns seemed to be, are just a few of the things I really look up to Xen for. I have members telling me time and time again that it was Xen and CSP that brought them out of darkness of the dreaded RL. The same goes for me as well. If not for his open arms and open mind I would never be where I am now because of my own darkness that consumed me for quite a time. When I arrived at CSP, I had no friends, my fiance ditched me, my pets were dying left and right. I arrived here with not much hope for myself. Xen constantly encouraged me and helped me see the true value of myself in every award recc, in every promotion paragraph, and even in some of his reports and Telegram messages. That’s one thing about Xen I will never forget: He knows how to make someone who feels worthless feel like they’re on top of the world. Not just for myself, but for many members of CSP. I’m just one of the many people whom he has blessed that happens to be telling their story. I’m so saddened to see Xen go, but I trust his decision and wish all the best for him in his well-deserved retirement. Thank you so much for everything you have done for this clan. You have brought us CSPers to a completely new system in-character, and in-friendship. Rest up, Xen. Don’t forget the impact you have made on hundreds of lives. We will carry on your legacy as you rest knowing you are one of the most important Forefathers of our clan. Thank you for making Scholae Palatinae home for so many of us. Lots of huggles your way.

Alara Deathbane Aedile of Excidium

I first came across Xen in 2006, when I took the role of Quaestor of House Caliburnus, with Xen as my Aedile. During that time Xen was instrumental to all we achieved, establishing the fictional background and lore of the house, and eventually tying with the historically stronger Acclivis Draco in a house feud. A decade later, I serve as Xen’s Proconsul, with Xen having led Clan Scholae Palatinae for 6 years. It was Xen that originally brought me back to activity in the club, asking for my assistance in a GJW competition and subsequently inspiring me to develop my character further and eventually joining the clan summit.

In my time in the club, there has been no individual that has contributed to the clan anywhere near as much as Xen has. 6 years is an incredible amount of time to hold one position in the club. Xen has never dropped that infinite patience, always happy to interact with his members personally about any concern they have at any level of the club. Since serving on the clan summit team from Xen I’ve learned more about the club, and leadership roles within, than I ever thought would be possible. The amount of new leaders Xen has brought through at the head of Scholae Palatinae is staggering, and they are now scattered across the Brotherhood in a variety of positions at all levels in the club.

Despite leading the clan for 6 years, Xen never stopped finding ways to improve it. Through a series of clan events that spanned many years, Xen constantly inspired the membership by pushing the clan into new territory. Memorable examples are Monstrosities (one of the best events I’ve seen run in the club) in which the system was attacked by giant ancient monsters, and the more recent Order Campaign in which the clan lost its system to a Sith Lord, Darth Fallax, putting Scholae in the position of having to reclaim its home. Both of these challenged the members with fictional situations never before seen to the clan to inspire their own character development. Since then, Xen oversaw a more obvious and long lasting change: the destruction of the Cocytus system and the development of the Caperion System. From start to finish, the new system has been developed in a way that has given an infinite array of options to expand the clan lore over the long term.

Xen is the most influential leader that Clan Scholae Palatinae has ever seen and has given the clan 6 wonderful years. Not only that, he has left the clan in a fantastic place to carry on following his departure from the Consul position. Xen’s legacy is one that will never be forgotten in Scholae Palatinae. Congratulations on everything you’ve achieved here.

Elincia Rei Proconsul

Xen and I have known each other since the two of us were the rookies on the Dark Council. We both wanted to prove our worth to the others on the council, to make sure that we were not mistakes that leadership had made. Back then he worked with tireless efforts, managing the house at the time while trying to push his members to do everything that was thrown at them. I left, but returned to see my old friend still sitting in the same chair. 2391 days of being the leader of a single unit is a long time. It takes a vast amount of dedication and loyalty to his members to maintain the position for that long. When you are in a leadership position in this club you dedicate a lot of your personal time to it, you always are sitting there wondering if you have given the members enough opportunity to do something. I know Xen has given this club his heart and soul, and had continued to work tirelessly. You have nothing to prove my friend, this is well earned.

Congratulations.

Warlord Fremoc Pepoi
Former Fist of the Brotherhood

Xen. There are so many accomplishments, so many tidbits to choose from to illustrate this man's achievements. It's a tall order to do so, even more so to pick the ones that truly stand out. I could list you the inhuman amount of competitions this fellow has run. I could tell you about his participation numbers, his awards, all those flashy things you list in a recommendation.

Instead, I will tell you what kind of man he is. The kind of man who, even when exhausted, fed up, and pushed to the limit somehow finds the strength in him to keep a level-headed approach, to continue despite adversity. I had the honor to witness his approach to creating a feud. It was a grueling task, one that stretched out patience and saw us becoming increasingly aggravated and down right frustrated with the process. Even as I growled, cracked, giving our good friend Mav an earful, Xen was keeping his cool, encouraging me to stick with the process through to the end.

This is one moment in time. This great trait of his, his patience and the way he manages to find the right words to disarm a volatile situation even when said patience has long eroded is what makes Xen a true paragon of leadership. You know you can come to him, even as the guilty party, and he will find the words to not only set you straight, you'll come out of this conversation re-energized and feeling like you have a place in his clan. In his plans. He doesn't discard the people that wrong him, instead he has a way to bring them into the fold. It has been a long road, one I feel honored to have been a part of.

For his immense service for CSP, this man deserves far more than a mere reward. He deserves all the monies.

In all seriousness, I firmly believe this fine work, regardless of past/recent rewards, is deserving of something exceptionally big.

Congratulations, my friend. fistbump and love

Cyris

Grand Master Darth Pravus, 2017-08-16 23:19:40 UTC
Aug 16, 2017
Event ID
167261
Target
Knight Lucine Vasano
Award
Bronze Nova
Quantity
1
Competition
[GJW XII] ACC Phase I - Winds of Change
Requested by
Augur Atra Ventus
Primary reason

For achieving 3rd place in the [GJW XII] ACC Phase I - Winds of Change competition.

Augur Atra Ventus, 2017-08-16 01:11:05 UTC
Aug 16, 2017
Event ID
167260
Target
Savant Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
Award
Silver Nova
Quantity
1
Competition
[GJW XII] ACC Phase I - Winds of Change
Requested by
Augur Atra Ventus
Primary reason

For achieving 2nd place in the [GJW XII] ACC Phase I - Winds of Change competition.

Augur Atra Ventus, 2017-08-16 01:11:05 UTC
Aug 16, 2017
Event ID
167259
Target
Augur Kordath Bleu
Award
Gold Nova
Quantity
1
Competition
[GJW XII] ACC Phase I - Winds of Change
Requested by
Augur Atra Ventus
Primary reason

For achieving 1st place in the [GJW XII] ACC Phase I - Winds of Change competition.

Augur Atra Ventus, 2017-08-16 01:11:04 UTC
Aug 15, 2017
Event ID
166164
Target
Warlord Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj
Award
Grand Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Augur Alaris Jinn
Primary reason

When it comes to Andrelious's activity level, his actions do all the talking. His leadership as Aedile and now Rollsmater is best described as leading by example. Since his last medal, Andrelious has 70 Clusters of Ice from 17 Fiction competitions and 7 ACC matches. He has led Taldryan on the gaming front, receiving 914 Clusters of Fire and another 150 of Earth. His Graphics submissions have awarded him 12 Graphite Clusters. Altogether, that has him competing in 109 Competitions, winning 40 Crescents (including 3 Diamond and 6 Ruby) and 4 Legions of the Scholar.

In addition to participating in said competition, he's taken the time to create 10 as well, mostly featured from his Maximum Brevity series. Outside of competitions, he is the first person to contact any new member into Taldryan and is a constant presence in Telegram.

I am beyond thrilled to request this Grand Cross for Andrelious!

Augur Alaris Jinn, 2017-08-15 19:09:37 UTC
Additional reasons

Andrelious continues to be a driving force for Taldryan participation. His most recent achievement has been his outstanding performance in The Winds of Change ACC event in which he earned 12.5 points, winning three of his matches, participating in 8 matches total, the most of any Taldryan member.

For his unwavering dedication, I happily recommend the awarding of a Grand Cross!

Commander Rhylance, 2017-08-15 19:05:09 UTC
Aug 15, 2017
Event ID
166168
Target
Battlemaster Kookimarissia Mimosa-Inahj
Award
Dark Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Augur Alaris Jinn
Primary reason

Kooki does receive at home encouragement to participate, but she particularly showed up during Desperate Measures. Since her last medal, she has participated in 21 Competitions in which she won 3 Diamond Crescents, 1 Ruby, and 2 Emerald. She has also competed in two ACC matches and received 10 CIs, 3 CGs, and 4 CFs for her effort.

I am proud to award her a Dark Cross for her continued service to Taldryan.

Augur Alaris Jinn, 2017-08-15 19:09:51 UTC
Additional reasons

Though not the most prominent of members, Kooki is a steady and reliable asset for the House as shown by the amount of activity since her last Merit Award. Three Crescents with Diamond Star, Two Crescents with Emerald Star and one Crescent with Sapphire Star along several Clusters from varying societies (10x Cluster of Ice, 4x Cluster of Fire and 3x Cluster of Graphite). To honour her constant constribution to the House, I am hereby recommening Kookimarissia Mimosa Inahj to be rewarded with a Dark Cross.

Augur Rian Taldrya, 2017-07-30 20:16:25 UTC
Aug 15, 2017
Event ID
166166
Target
Warlord Vodo Biask Taldrya
Award
Dark Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Augur Alaris Jinn
Primary reason

Vodo spent 3 months as the Rollmaster for and another as Quaestor of Dinaari before real life took him away from leadership. In that time, he helped lead Taldryan with 10 created competitions and competed in 11, winning a Ruby Crescent and 11 Clusters of Ice. His leadership as Rollmaster also led him to taking on a Student, who he mentored to Knight.

It is for that service to Taldyran that I am proud to award him a Dark Cross.

Augur Alaris Jinn, 2017-08-15 19:09:55 UTC
Aug 15, 2017
Event ID
167208
Target
Savant Firith'rar
Award
Scroll of Indoctrination
Quantity
1
Requested by
Battlelord Farrin Xies
Primary reason

For recruiting Druda

Battlelord Farrin Xies, 2017-08-14 22:47:46 UTC
Aug 13, 2017
Event ID
167149
Target
Battlelord Etah Shankura
Award
Scroll of Indoctrination
Quantity
1
Requested by
Battlelord Farrin Xies
Primary reason

For recruiting Mugen

Battlelord Farrin Xies, 2017-08-13 14:28:05 UTC
Aug 10, 2017
Event ID
166804
Target
Battlelord Raiju Kang
Award
Steel Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Seer Qor Palpatine
Primary reason

Raiju is a powerhouse of intense and positive activity, ensuring that the people who are watching him are certainly impressed. He’s participated in 43 competitions, completed 4 ACC battles which earned him 20 CIs and he has also collected 2 Seals of Loyalty for his service to the Brotherhood. He has earned 1 Ruby, 1 Amethyst, 3 Sapphire, and 2 Topaz crescents. As an active gamer, Raiju has also earned 45 CFs, 31 CEs, and has earned 2 CGs for his artwork.

His hard work also pays off in his attention to detail in the SA structure, as he has completed 19 courses and passed 4 degrees.

While Raiju has been here and spent most of his time getting to know the members and help rebuild Imperium’s battleteam, he has been an invaluable member of our society.

Congratulations!

Quaestor of House Imperium

Seer Qor Palpatine, 2017-08-10 18:40:22 UTC
Additional reasons

Raiju has jumped into his new role as Battleteam Leader in House Imperium with not only vigour and zeal, but also a plan and a structure to his approach. His first report contains exceptional depth in his plans for the team, and can be found here: https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/news/reports-introductions-renovations. Shortly after that Raiju wasted no time in getting opinions from his members on the state of affairs from the battleteam level to the club level to further guide his plans by a gdocs survey which can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmUT-EM_dhek6Qc4fkbSmihRo3Qr-_iwhxwcqknz1ow8vnPA/viewform

Since then, Raiju has created a planning group for his team on telegram which will be used to 'have real time conversations about the stuff that comes up in the surveys and where we figure out what our next steps are'. Raiju is a leader that is in constant contact with his members by a multitude of channels, and one of our most active members on the clan mailing list. We're lucky to have him on the leadership team.

Congratulations!

Elincia, Proconsul

Augur Elincia Rei, 2017-08-10 15:56:55 UTC