Amethyst Kukri events for Warden Revak Kur

Amethyst Kukri events
Event ID
202808
Award
Amethyst Kukri
Quantity
1
Requested by
Warden Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
Primary reason

Revak Kur has continued to impress me since I hired him as Quaestor of Sunrider. I remember when he took command of his first House all the way to where he is now and it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride. Revak Kur has proven himself as someone I can constantly rely on to not only do their job but to exceed it, all while showing everyone just how active a leader can be.

First, I’d like to spotlight his community events hosting further. This has been a major initiative for Odan-Urr and one of the hardest things to do for it is find willing hosters to set aside their precious time to get Odanites together. Another word for it is member wrangling and since many of our members have busy schedules this is a difficult task. Out of all my volunteers Revak has stepped forward the most, hosting an outstanding 14 events. And when he isn’t hosting he is right there supporting others events, details you can find below in Vyr's recc. He doesn’t have to host or attend events, but Revak stepped up anyways and our community events would not be as successful as they’ve been without his help. On behalf of our community, thank you so much.

Second, Revak took the initiative all on his own to create an Odan-Urr Activity Assessment Guide, which has already been used to help instruct his House summit. It was a pleasant surprise one day to see this document shared with me. It’s current iteration has 16 pages and captures all the knowledge collectively passed down as Revak learned how to award and promote members. Not only that, but it's very detailed and has clear pictorial examples of what to look for and how to get there. To pull out one example that I remember having to learn from scratch, I call out “how to check someone’s wiki contributions and properly give them credit for it”. Now we have a document to help teach that and it has already made the process of awarding/promoting members much smoother for our younger leaders. It even includes nuggets of wisdom and gotchas to look out for.

Given all that you’ve done for Odan-Urr, it is my pleasure to recommend that Revak Kur receive an Amethyst Kukri for the exceptional work you’ve done. I couldn’t imagine a Summit without you.

Aura Ta’var
Consul, Odan-Urr

Warden Aurora "Aura" Ta'var, 2020-08-30 02:41:00 UTC
Additional reasons

Ah, what can I say about Revak Kur? A friend, a mentor, and a pillar of the entire Clan. For as long as I’ve known him, Revak has been open, accommodating, and friendly. He’s helped me nail down the finer, more often overlooked parts of Leadership in the Brotherhood, and been a very patient teacher while doing so. Revak is always available whenever someone needs him, and is a crucial part of keeping Odan-Urr running as well as it does. Congratulations on your award!

Raider Jon Silvon, 2020-08-30 02:35:31 UTC

As I'm sure the others will be listing details of actual activity. Let me be one to give some insight on just what I think of Revak! But, in a good way as I have nothing negative to say about the guy. Since rejoining the Brotherhood and stepping into leadership for the first time, Revak has always been there for me and has been readily available to chat, even concerning personal matters. He is a cornerstone of this Clan and I couldn't imagine an Odan-Urr without him in it. When I see him, he is always offering advice and maintaining the quality community feel that we in leadership roles have been trying to push. He is a role-model of a human being and I'm honored to call him a friend. He is so deserving of this award because I know it will only help to motivate him further as we move into future greatness. Kudos! Revak, you're the man.

Savant Gui Sol, 2020-08-30 02:35:17 UTC

Leading from the front is a phrase often thrown around when leaders in the DB are concerned. In many cases it is simply a fact that House leaders are the ones doing the most to participate and, through their participation, motivate their House members to do the same. And that is no bad thing in our club. Revak is one of these “from the front” leaders, always doing more than he is expected to to motivate his members to engage with what the Club and Clan offers.

Revak’s tally is impressive since he has participated in 97 competitions since his last recognition, and organized 10. His participation and activity has put him at the top of the Clan’s activity roster every month and even won him several Scimitars of Hoth, our monthly competitions for the best and most active members. He has participated in the Great Jedi war in a huge way, won 27 Seals of Vision for his efforts, and helped out many of the newest members of our Clan (as well as some older ones), through telegram and mail, to engage with the, often intimidating, GJW competitions. His normal activity amounts to 60 Pve or PvP matches, 11 written fictions (altogether 9,227 words written), 11 SA courses passed, 2 SA degrees, 14 Crescents, 2 Pendants of Blood, 335 various Clusters and 1 seal of loyalty.

I would be remiss not to mention Revak’s work as Quaestor of our only House, Sunrider. As it is our only House, we are aware that the burden placed on Revak’s shoulders is immense and he has never let us down. Running the Vatali Unsettled storyline — a multi-chapter competition event which created and continues to create new and exciting internal factions, locations and character in our star system, provides members with hours of fun through various competitions, and furthers the Clan’s overall storyline onward — is just one of his successful projects. He has also participated in the reorganization and review of our Clan’s Possessions (fleets and army), and created a guide for our new leaders on Activity Assessment of members and when and how to give members rewards they deserve. He has either participated in or hosted 32 weekend community events with a total of 116 hours invested in either playing games, roleplaying or socializing with other Clan members.

As his Proconsul, as his colleague and team mate, who has worked with him since we were Battleteam Leaders together years ago, it is my honor to present him with this award. He has more than earned it. Congratulations!

Master Orse Olo, 2020-08-30 02:34:00 UTC
Event ID
208966
Award
Amethyst Kukri
Quantity
1
Requested by
Warden Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
Primary reason

It is once again my pleasure to recognize Revak Kur. Since his last recognition, he has 136 competitions (participated in 93 competitions, organized 43 competitions), completed 1 PvP match, 34 PvE Activities, 3 Fiction activities worth 2218 words, passed 22 Shadow Academy courses, earned 9 Shadow Academy degrees, and posted 4 news posts. During these efforts he was awarded 4 Crescents with Amethyst Star, 5 Crescents with Sapphire Star, 3 Crescents with Emerald Star, 4 Crescents with Topaz Star, 1 Crescent with Quartz Star, 22 Clusters of Fire, 4 Clusters of Ice, 176 Clusters of Earth, and 44 Clusters of Graphite.

During this time, he has spent 2 months as Quaestor and 6 months as a Proconsul. During his remaining 2 months as Quaestor he ran a [House event[(https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/competitions/16053) that capped off almost a year of house lore development and finished a House story arc. As part of this House event, he published 3 fictions worth a total of 6,453 words. In addition to the House event, he successfully handled his day to day QUA duties in an exemplary manner. Next, he took on the challenge of Proconsul, during which he was trusted and exemplary handled regular-duty tasks. To name a few these included the following: writing award reccs, helping write clan reports and news updates, updating clan gdrives, leadership reviews of cou staff, assisting pulsefeed write ups, assisting in finalizing cou’s clan gjw award’s final product, clan policy updates (community management/communication policy, Scimitar of Hoth 2021 rules), clan surveys, grading 3 scimitar of Hoth competitions, and handling member disputes to name a few. Of note, grading scimitar of Hoth competitions can be very time consuming, each taking on average about 3 hours from start to finish. As to member disputes, Revak was always professional and always took time to fully resolve the issue. This can take a lot of time sometimes.

In addition to regular Proconsul duties, he also engaged in some side projects that benefitted the clan. First, he has been the main driver behind our Survival Guides initiatives. He created a guide for the clan to teach our summit how to use our trello. At its completion it was 15 pages, 799 words, and had clear detailed pictures that described things step by step. This continues to be an excellent resource for those newer to trello. In addition, he made updates to the Clan Activity Assessment, adding some additional lessons learned. Second, he published the Odan-Urr Novice Guide for November 2020, this time splitting it into two versions (a concise 2-pager, and a longer version). The 2-pager’s work came into play with the difficulty of cramming the absolute essentials into two pages. Conciseness and efficiency of words takes time. The larger version was 1645 words and covered all the key essentials to understanding Odan-Urr lore. Some things were able to be borrowed from the previous versions but this was a considerable update to account for House activities and events in the back half of 2020. It also included an effort to make all the descriptions more concise. All the above mentioned guides were very helpful to our members and much appreciated.

In addition to guides, he also took on an initiative to overhaul our incident reporting system, creating a new one from scratch and fully implementing it. This included implementing policy on how to track incidents, the creation of a stock incident form to guarantee ease and uniformity of reports, and other various utilities to make tracking these reports easier. Of note, the stock incident report form came with a 280 word help document that explained how to fill out that form correctly. This system has already been put to use and has been very helpful in more efficiently tracking incidents over time. Not many may notice things like this, but it helps everyone stay well-informed.

As to community work, he has hosted 11 weekend events and participated in 25 weekend events. Conservative estimates for the number of hours this took is 3 hours on average for a hosting session and 2 hours on average for participation. In total as a conservative guess, Revak Kur put in about 83 hours worth of time into our weekly community events, which was a big help pulling together Odanites and growing our community. In addition to his community events, he assisted me in helping put together the Odan-Urr Holiday card, a new initiative I wanted to try out. This involved helping acquire member feedback for it, drawing stick figures for each member who did the thing, and publishing a good final product seen here. These don’t seem like big things sometimes but they can mean a lot to members.

Lastly and perhaps most important of his achievements as Proconsul, he was my right hand man while we executed a clan vs clan feud (Vendetta). Of note, this was Odan-Urr’s first clan vs. clan feud since ~5 years ago. We started idea generation with Plageius all the way back in November/December of 2020 and executed it on time for March. This journey included designing the feud (rules, structure, scoring), generating content for it (story, competitions, grading sheet, wiki edits), executing it (submitting competitions, hyping competitions, launching the event), and post event (grading, feud report). Revak helped with all of these but I’d like to particularly call out a few. Of note, he took point on the intro feud fiction, writing 1764 words for Odan-Urr. Throughout the event, whether it be meetings with Plageius, ensuring the execution of competitions, or painstakingly verifying results with me to name a few, Revak Kur was key to helping ensure a smooth feud and an excellent event that was very well received. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this key event!

For all of his achievements above, I recommend that Revak Kur be awarded an Amethyst Kukri. Thank you so much for the time and energy and long work nights that you’ve put into Odan-Urr. You’ve been a steadfast Proconsul and a great friend. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you to make this Clan better and better. Congratulations!!

Warden Aurora "Aura" Ta'var, 2021-05-01 23:27:56 UTC
Additional reasons

Revak served the Chamber of Justice as a member of the Appeals Panel for the 2020 term. It was a quiet term for the Panel, but Revak and his fellow panelists were on-call every day for the entire year, ready to address issues put to them with little to no notice. Thank you and congratulations, Revak!

Prophet Dacien Victae, 2021-05-01 23:14:06 UTC