Vanguard Aurora "Aura" Ta'var

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Event ID
189862
Award
Pendant of Blood
Quantity
1
Requested by
Seer Junazee
Primary reason

For Top Weekly PvP Score 24 Feb - 15 Mar 2019.

Seer Junazee, 2019-04-11 22:23:01 UTC
Event ID
189363
Award
Amethyst Kukri
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Primary reason

As Magistrate to the Grand Master for 11 months, Aurora Ta'var, aka Blade, served as an important advisor for me on the health of Clans and in special projects related to the Rollmaster position. Blade assisted with quarterly reports, which took up several days of her time on a quarterly basis, but her primary role was my Magistrate related to evaluating RM.

Blade showed initiative by reaching out to me regarding the Rollmaster position. Given how her own experience with the position often disagreed with others, Blade wanted to query the membership regarding the position and how it was being used. Blade planned and conducted an extensive survey of the position across the Brotherhood through a leadership survey and a general membership survey. Both surveys underwent significant review and revision and Blade spent multiple hours working to make each as clear as possible, and to focus very clearly on the perceived problems and strengths of the position such that we could use these survey results in the future to decide how best to handle and/or define the Rollmaster position.

Blade's contributions as my Magistrate, along with her extensive efforts as Proconsul, described below, make her more than deserving for this Amethyst Kukri. Congratulations, Blade!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Grand Master

Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor, 2019-03-24 18:45:47 UTC
Additional reasons

It is impossible to capture the full scope of Blade's contributions in a few hundred words and some numbers, but her activity as a member is a decent enough start. Since her last recognition, Blade has participated in 129 competitions and organized or co-organized an additional 17. That's earned her 15 Crescents—including 4 diamond ones—and 4 Gold Novae during the last Rite of Supremacy, as well as 23 Seals of Fury for her participation in the Meridian event. Her regular activity makes her one of the most well-rounded members in Odan-Urr, as she's earned 432 Clusters of Fire and 6 Pendants of Blood for gaming, 31 Clusters of Ice for fiction, and 60 Clusters of Graphite for her submissions to graphics competitions. Her gaming activity during the Rite of Supremacy earned her a 6th place finish for the GMRG quarterly ladder, and more recently she was declared the Frosty Romanae Memorial BGL Champion for Jedi Academy. Additionally, she passed 7 Shadow Academy exams and earned 4 degrees, including 2 Dark Sages in Tactics and History and Lore.

That activity did not arise in a vacuum. Blade knows in her bones that effective leadership in this club comes down first and foremost to modeling the kind of member you want to work with. She wants her members to do competitions, so she plugs them aggressively—but first she does them herself. Those 60 CGs don't represent an attempt to pick up a new hobby. They represent a leader setting a positive example for her members by being one of the fist to engage with an activity or prompt and demonstrate that you don't have to have 1,000 hours invested in an activity to just toss in an entry and have fun with it. Likewise, she has been one of the most visible and active members on every communication platform we have: clan and house Telegram channels, mailing lists, report comments (36 of them!), voice chat, and the forums. Much of that communication has centered around activities meant to build up the Odanite community into something to transcends competitions and clusters. This includes the many, many hours of Cards Against Humanity that she's hosted on Discord, or her lessons for would-be Jedi Academy champions.

Blade also supported me in every facet of clan leadership during my tenure as CON, substantially increasing my effectiveness as well as keeping me sane. This began almost immediately, as she applied her experience as Rollmaster to help hire two RMs in quick succession and help me navigate substantial intra-summit conflict. Once the GJW XII epilogue was released, Blade immediately contributed half of the first COU fiction update of my tenure, ensuring that high-performing members were featured in official fiction. Blade was also very much an equal partner in our first major event, the Consul Bride cooperative event with Arcona. Her role included competition planning—which helped lead to 140 competition entries from COU alone—and taking point on the COU side of the event fiction.

One of Blade's less public tasks was helping me with long-term planning and proposals. Once Mav and Vyr were formally recognized as GM and DGM, we were able to present our plans for fictional and event development to them almost immediately. The work on implementing those plans included the Station to Station lore development comps and the Tipping Point clan event, which between them saw 113 entries.

During the Rite of Supremacy, she not only did the usual leaderly hyping and motivation, but she set a perfect example for our members by exceeding full participation, and walked away as the highest-scoring Odanite and a key component of our victory in that vendetta. Simultaneously, she was engaged at the Dark Summit level, ensuring that member concerns were presented to the Dark Council in a straightforward and professional manner and resolved. Since the end of the RoS, Blade has taken point on managing the house summits.

Throughout all of this, Blade has also played a critical role in day-to-day management, including moderating sometimes-heated chat discussions, addressing concerns of and with particular members, facilitating the award and promotion process, and odd tasks like writing the clan's first PulseFeed update.

In the two years that I have worked with her, I have never once found my trust or confidence in her to be misplaced. I take Odan-Urr's future very seriously, but I rest easy at night knowing that everything we built will continue to grow under her leadership.

Alethia Archenksova
Consul Emeritus, Odan-Urr

Seer Archenksov, 2019-03-24 18:43:06 UTC
Event ID
189083
Award
Cluster of Fire
Quantity
11
Requested by
Warlord Dracaryis
Primary reason

PvP matches played on or before 2019-03-15

Warlord Dracaryis, 2019-03-15 23:30:17 UTC
Event ID
188280
Title
Frosty Romanae Memorial BGL Champion - (Jedi Academy) 2018
Requested by
Prophet Howlader Taldrya
Primary reason

Awarded for placing first in the inaugural Brotherhood Gaming League’s Jedi Academy Bracket

Prophet Howlader Taldrya, 2019-02-06 00:02:16 UTC
Event ID
188205
Award
Cluster of Graphite
Quantity
3
Competition
The 10 Year Challenge
Requested by
Warlord Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj
Primary reason

Participation in the The 10 Year Challenge competition.

Warlord Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj, 2019-02-03 20:30:08 UTC
Event ID
188100
Position
Proconsul
Unit
Odan-Urr
Event ID
188099
Position
Consul
Unit
Odan-Urr
Event ID
188074
Award
Cluster of Fire
Quantity
41
Requested by
Warlord Dracaryis
Primary reason

PvP matches played on or before 2019-01-28

Warlord Dracaryis, 2019-01-28 23:30:16 UTC
Event ID
188063
Award
Crescent with Amethyst Star
Quantity
1
Competition
Intriguing Way of Deciphering
Requested by
Mystic Xolarin
Primary reason

For achieving 1st place in the Intriguing Way of Deciphering competition.

Mystic Xolarin, 2019-01-28 18:29:04 UTC
Event ID
187809
Award
Crescent with Emerald Star
Quantity
1
Competition
Dapper Times
Requested by
Mystic Ethan Martes
Primary reason

For achieving 3rd place in the Dapper Times competition.

Mystic Ethan Martes, 2019-01-15 16:53:26 UTC
Event ID
187804
Award
Cluster of Graphite
Quantity
2
Competition
Dapper Times
Requested by
Mystic Ethan Martes
Primary reason

Participation in the Dapper Times competition.

Mystic Ethan Martes, 2019-01-15 16:53:25 UTC
Event ID
187707
Award
Pendant of Blood
Quantity
1
Requested by
Seer Junazee
Primary reason

For Top Weekly PvP Score for week of 23 Dec 18 - 4 Jan 19.

Seer Junazee, 2019-01-11 00:19:44 UTC
Event ID
187689
Award
Crescent with Amethyst Star
Quantity
1
Competition
Intriguing Way of Decoding Diagrams
Requested by
Mystic Xolarin
Primary reason

For achieving 2nd place in the Intriguing Way of Decoding Diagrams competition.

Mystic Xolarin, 2019-01-10 02:13:07 UTC
Event ID
187685
Award
Cluster of Graphite
Quantity
3
Competition
Intriguing Way of Decoding Diagrams
Requested by
Mystic Xolarin
Primary reason

Participation in the Intriguing Way of Decoding Diagrams competition.

Mystic Xolarin, 2019-01-10 02:13:07 UTC
Event ID
187631
Award
Cluster of Graphite
Quantity
3
Competition
Sithmas greetings
Requested by
Battlemaster Rrogon Skar Agrona
Primary reason

Participation in the Sithmas greetings competition.

Battlemaster Rrogon Skar Agrona, 2019-01-08 17:55:23 UTC
Event ID
187497
Award
Cluster of Graphite
Quantity
3
Competition
My Ride
Requested by
Savant Tali Sroka
Primary reason

Participation in the My Ride competition.

Savant Tali Sroka, 2019-01-05 20:36:46 UTC
Event ID
187479
Award
Cluster of Fire
Quantity
23
Requested by
Warlord Dracaryis
Primary reason

PvP matches played on or before 2019-01-04

Warlord Dracaryis, 2019-01-04 23:30:14 UTC
Event ID
187358
Award
Crescent with Diamond Star
Quantity
1
Competition
BGL: JA Final Tournament
Requested by
Augur Alaris Jinn
Primary reason

For achieving 1st place in the BGL: JA Final Tournament competition.

Augur Alaris Jinn, 2019-01-02 02:06:43 UTC
Event ID
187290
Award
Cluster of Fire
Quantity
3
Requested by
Warlord Dracaryis
Primary reason

PvP matches played on or before 2018-12-30

Warlord Dracaryis, 2018-12-30 23:30:12 UTC
Event ID
187256
Award
Pendant of Blood
Quantity
2
Requested by
Seer Junazee
Primary reason

For Top Weekly PvP Score for week of 12/9 Thru 12/21 2018 and Top Saturday PvP Score for 12/15/2018.

Seer Junazee, 2018-12-27 22:36:14 UTC