Steel Cross events for Warrior Orion Aries Rial

Steel Cross events
Event ID
112071
Award
Steel Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Warlord Scion Tarentae
Primary reason

Rial is one of those members who seems to consistently fly under the radar, despite doing everything right. He was M:SCL for some time, and now he's working hard as M:MAA. He games consistently and is steadily working his way up the GMRG ladder. In August 2014 he came in first in Gorefest, and the awards were upgraded due to high participation. He routinely participates in competitions including four just in August, all of which were organized outside of Tarentum. What strikes me the most is that he set for himself a personal goal to reach in the GMRG by the end of the year, and he is making steady progress toward it by consistently earning Pendants of Blood. It's rare to see members so self-motivated.

Another thing Rial has that Tarentum has benefited greatly from is an outgoing nature. He's always talking to people outside of Tarentum, visiting other channels and acting as an unofficial ambassador to the rest of the Brotherhood. He is quickly building up a solid reputation as a gamer and competition participant outside of his House. We are very grateful for his ambition to lower the isolation between units and get our name out there in a positive light.

He has regularly offered his time to discuss policies and the direction of the House with me. I have come to value Rial's opinions highly because he has shown himself to be a thoughtful and perceptive person with Tarentum's best interest in mind. Rial has certainly begun to reach the stage in Brotherhood advancement where the focus shifts from personal advancement to the advancement of the House and the Brotherhood as a whole. Rather than simply complaining about not getting medals as many would, he gave me constructive criticism and backed it up with an actionable recommendation: to create a monthly review process for awards in which the entire Summit reviews possible award candidates and ensures that nobody gets overlooked. I liked the idea so much that we have already started using it.

I'd like to recognize all the work Rial has done in the past year both to advance himself and also to benefit his House and his Brotherhood. We are lucky to have him.

Warlord Scion Tarentae, 2014-09-21 20:25:04 UTC
Event ID
118623
Award
Steel Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Moff Zanet Xox
Primary reason

The Master at Arms process is like intricate clockwork -- every piece must be in place and moving else the entire structure falls. Over the last seven months, Rial has been one of those integral pieces. Since his promotion several months ago, he has continued to develop as a Magistrate and future leader of this club: quick request responses, articulate and intelligent contributions to MAA discussions, and near constant online presence all add up to a lasting and memorable impression left on this office by Rial. He will be missed on my team, but I also know greater things await in his future. I am excited to continue working alongside him. Thank you, Rial, for your immaculate service and dedication.

Moff Zanet Xox, 2015-03-07 16:05:34 UTC
Additional reasons

Since his last promotion, Rial has continued his same level of attention and diligence to his MAA duties over a period of time that most certainly warrants a Steel Cross for his efforts.

It has been great getting to know Rial over the past 6+ months on the MAA staff, as a professional and hard working member of the DJB. His quick responses and contributions across a wide range of medals, promotions, and policies have had a lasting impact on the DJB that is difficult to quantify, but is nonetheless real. I have no doubts that he will continue to have this same impact and success in anything he applies himself to in the future.

Congratulations Rial!

Grand Master Darth Nehalem, 2015-03-07 16:04:44 UTC

Rial's term as a Master at Arms Magistrate has been damn impressive. Since his first day, he's been ideal - willing to learn and ask policy/procedure questions, and was always willing to listen to an alternative viewpoint on a pending recommendation. Most important of all? Rial was active. ACtive as crap. When a competition or medal needed to be processed? It was more than likely to be Rial. If there was an important recommendation that needed to be discussed? Rial was involved. I think the Brotherhood is a better place for his efficient work, his ability to learn, and his overall dedication to the Master at Arms Office. Congratulations!

Prophet Howlader Taldrya, 2015-03-07 15:12:11 UTC