Dek is an excellent member of the summit team and we’re very lucky to have him assisting Raiju in the leadership of House Imperium. He’s served in a variety of roles here recently, and has excelled in all of them. He’s a constant source of ideas in our summit channel, and the kind of person that really gets stuff done, and without him the lore of Imperium wouldn’t be anywhere near as vibrant as it is today, and beyond that, has shown an exceptional capability of drawing out the best in the members of Imperium through coordination of competitions, mentoring, and feedback surveys. All this in addition to his personal activity record makes Dek an outstanding member of the clan, and of the summit.
Augur Elincia Rei, 2017-10-14 20:26:21 UTC
I’m glad to add my additional recommendation for Dek Ironius II to receive a Grand Cross for the service he has provided since his last promotion. Much of the stats have been recorded above but I’d like to additional praise Dek for his work as a leader within Imperium. From when he took the mantle of Battleteam Leader, he was my right hand man. Being without an Aedile left me relying on Dek as my second and Dek gladly rose to the challenge. This is why I was delighted to accept him as my Aedile later as he already had been doing this from his capacity as a Battleteam Leader and I wouldn’t have seen it develop any other way. From his efforts developing a Battleteam while navigating with conflicting messaging (sorry for this) to his work on Daybreak as he fought to provide more member input in the lore development of the clan; Dek has always had the best interest for the members at heart. Thank you for your service, Dek.
Seer Lexiconus Qor, 2017-10-14 20:26:08 UTC
It is my honour and privilege to be recommending a Grand Cross for my friend, Dek Ironius II, in recognition of his overall activity, dedicated leadership, and continuing efforts to further the experience and entertainment for Imperium and it’s members.
Since his last promotion, Dek has orangized/participated in 57 competitions, 3 ACC Battles, 3 Fiction Activities with a combined total of 663 words, 7 Run-on posts with a total of 8126 words, 17 Shadow Academy course passed with 5 Degrees gained, 9 News postings with 8 unit reports made, and has made active communication efforts in email, telegram, and DJB website (31 comments made) - all of which are in pursuit of engaging and developing Imperium membership.
In addition, he’s had two months served as Battleteam Leader where he spent long hours developing a new concept for the Battleteam as it transitioned from Shadow Guard to Crucesignatis Imperialis. This was a mountainous effort as it was the initial push for a member driven unit where Dek was responsible for gathering membership feedback and trying to develop it under the charge of the clan direction. This also included the additional effort of developing lore ideas and documenting those on the wiki. All of this, which I might add, was done while Imperium had no Aedile and the BTL position was basically seen as a second in command - providing assistance to the Quaestor in house development until Dek was actually boosted to the official position as Aedile. Since then Dek has provided a combined total of 3 months serving as Imperium Aedile; continuing to develop our house community by taking the lead responsibilities of coordinating house competitions and monitoring all forms of house activities while also being a coach and cheerleader for our members, assisting in the guidance and instruction of our new Battleteam Leaders, and in general assisting me with further house focuses such as house lore development and project management - including covering for me for a two week period while I was away.
From everything listed above, I think it easily explains the effort Dek has made for our community but I want to highlight how much of a treasure he is to Imperium and myself. The importance of Dek’s work has help strengthen a summit team that was decimated just over a mere month ago. He has set a foundation for the rest of us to build upon and every day is contributing to our continued growth in some form or another. To date I haven’t had such a great summit, and this is in part because I’ve never had such a great Aedile. So Dek, my friend, keep up the amazing work you are doing and thank you for all your efforts today. Imperium has been shaped for the better, by your hands.
Derek Cinn is a wonderful friend and a wonderful member to have in House Excidium and Clan Scholae Palatinae. Since his last recognition, Derek has completed 23 competitions, and co-organized another 3 competitions. This has earned him 1 Crescent with a Sapphire Star, 3 Crescents with an Emerald Star, 3 Crescent with a Topaz Star, and 2 Clusters of Ice. He has written 740 words of fiction, and earned a degree while passing 3 courses in the Shadow Academy. Thank you for all that you do in Excidium, Derek! You are truly a beloved member in our House, and I am very thankful for your friendship.
Rasilvenaira has truly revealed herself as the Storm Raven by rapidly taking Excidium and the Brotherhood by force. Since her last recognition, Rasilvenaira has participated in 6 competitions, organized 3 of her own competitions, and co-organized another two competitions. This has earned her 2 Crescents with Sapphire Star, and 1 Crescent with an Emerald Star. She has also earned herself 1 Pendant of Blood, 7 Clusters of Ice, and 2 Scrolls of the Master. On top of all that, she wrote a fiction piece of 1,043 words that told of James Malum's and Angel Snow's promotion to Knighthood for the whole clan to read. Rasilvenaira, you are truly an asset to House Excidium and Scholae Palatinae. Your fervent spirit and your compassionate heart make you a wonderful leader in our ranks, and I'm so thankful to have you as my friend.
For contributions to the Project Arx, specifically in the area of helping to create the write ups- that is, the creative writing and descriptions of the locations/venues- of the Dark Ascent and Sepulchrum. The Dark Asecent eventually became it's own article, as it is the home for the Dark Council, but the concept and implementation of it's original design are fully a credit to Slag's original work on that part of the project. He continued this by helping create the Sepulchrum, which is the Inquisitorius' secret holding cells for prisoners and interrogation. This helped add a darker, deeper foundation to one of the locations I hope will become a part of future fictional updates for the Dark Jedi Brotherhood.
Thank you for your contributions to this long-ranging, Brotherhood wide project. The original work put into the document helped give a strong foundation to the project as it made the push from concept to reality. Thank you for your efforts!
Since joining the staff as a Magistrate 4 months ago, Braecen quickly learned the nuances of the Character Sheet and Competitions queue approval system, and helped bring his own level of professional, constructive level of engagement with members to assist with getting their character's created and their competitions set up properly. His patient voice has had a hand in shaping how we handle remands, and I have heard only positive things to date. As a magistrate, he has approved 67 (23.02%) of Character Sheets that have come through. This metric alone does not account for the remands and back-and-forths and follow ups he's had with members on Telegram as well. In short, Braecen has been a stellar addition to the Voice team, and is one of the big reasons I've been able to step back almost entirely from CS remands and approvals. He also helped with onboarding our latest Magistrate, making sure he was brought up to speed with remands and approval protocol and tone.
Thank you for being an effective and helpful member of the team. I look forward to continuing to have you as a part of our team.
Over the last 4 months as Praetor to the Voice, Atty has approved a staff-high 79 Character Sheet's. This statistic alone does not convey the number of professional, polite, and patient remands she processes in an effort to continually direct members into having Character Sheets that are in line with the approval guidelines and the expectations of the system. This level of attention and service helps to create a better process for members both new and old when creating their character sheets.
Furthermore, Atty has proofread every major document or report that I have published, including the latest two fiction updates (Chapter 4: Order and Chapter 5: Engame). She was a heavy hand in helping to proof read the Arx article, and contributed artwork to the Art4Arx competition in a meaningful way that helped enhance the quality of the Arx articles.
Atty is an active and vocal participant in Voice Staff chat, leading the charge on maintaining the competition and character sheet queue. She has taken on the task of onboarding Braecen and our newest hire, TuQ, and has done an excellent job getting them both up to speed while I was focused elsewhere.
Atty also manages and posts the daily questions for Fiction Chat. On top of being an admin, she makes sure to post the daily question each day and helps drive member activity and attention by answering the questions herself while also encouraging others to answer and expand as well.
Most importantly, she knows me well enough, for the most part, to handle my style of leadership and administration. I do not have to double check her work, and know that when I leave the CS or Competition queue in her hands, things will get done.
Thank you for your service as Praetor, Atty. I appreciate it.
Kul was originally part of the Voice Staff Task Force that I had assembled to help tackle a plethora of projects. From that initial time period, Kul made his mark by providing the foundation for what would become the Fiction Studies exam that has just been launched and is live, as well as the Run-On Studies exam previously published. He took screenshots of the various administration steps in creating a Fiction Competition, which helped provide a strong visual aid to the text guidelines and written steps. He also helped discuss logistics for what type of exam it would be, and helped shape it towards becoming a primer instead of another "how to write well" guide. This exam will help members both new and old get better acquainted with organizing, grading, and running Fiction Competitions in the DJB. Thank you for your contributions to this Brotherhood wide project.