Since his last Clan recognition in July of 2016, Arden Karn has been a steady source of both activity and leadership for Clan Plagueis. He has been a highly active participant in Clan activities, helmed both of our Houses at one time or another, and served ably as Clan Rollmater while carrying more than his fair share of the leadership weight. It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that Clan Plagueis would not be where it is today without his tireless efforts.
On the level of personal activity, he has maintained a level of activity that continues to astound. Competitively he has entered 102 competitions and placed in 17 of them. Of those competitions, most of them came during major Clan events or Vendettas: 17 during A Call to Arms, 17 during the Aftermath event with COU and ARC, 10 in the Plagueis Winter Trials, 21 during our Plagueis Pro Bowl with Clan Taldryan, 14 during the Twelth Great Jedi War, and 18 during our recent Vacation on Dagobah event. Suffice it to say, if it's a major competition, Arden brings it. His competition placements have earned him 1 Gold Nova, 1 Ruby Crescent, 4 Amethyst Crescents, 9 Sapphire Crescents, and 2 Emerald Crescents.. In the realm of fiction, he completed 4 ACC matches, 17 fiction activities totaling 7,093 words, 5 run on posts of 4,167 total words while earning 39 Clusters of Ice. Rounding out his activity, he has claimed 16 Clusters of Fire, 8 Clusters of Graphite, and completed 4 Shadow Academy.
Beyond simply being an active contributor in the realm of activity, Arden has been an indispensable leader for Clan Plagueis. He has done a great job as Quaestor of both Ajunta Pall and Karness Muur, serving in both posts for a combined seven months. He then took over as Rollmaster at the end of January of 2017 and kept it going. As Rollmaster, he faced the unenviable task of being the sole active Clan summit member during the recently completed Great Jedi War given our PCON's absence and my availability being impacted by the Northern California wildfires. He did a great job helping guide both our House summit members as well as general membership through the harrowing realities of participating in a Brotherhood Vendetta, many of them having never experienced one before. He has recently instituted an overhaul to our Master/Student program which features a new member survey system as well as master surveys designed to engage new arrivals quickly and pair them with the best fit of all the available masters, putting those that share interests. He is also a constant presence in our Clan Telegram channel, a must for the Summit member charged with focusing on new members. Additionally, he has posted 17 monthly reports over the intervening time (having not missed one save for times when another summit member has claimed his report date for another announcement), making sure that entire Clan beyond simply his designated Journeyman charges remain informed about news from around the Clan and Brotherhood. His steady presence on our Clan Summit has helped us to maintain a steady level of activity and engagement across the Clan, spanning from new neophytes to the longest tenured equites. He has also been a major contributor to nearly every major Plagueis event since taking on the position of Rollmaster. He helped craft events, graded competitions, or composed fiction updates (sometimes all three!) for every Clan wide event held under my tenure. He directly organized or co-organized 20 competitions for either Clan or Brotherhood-wide consumption. In short, he "does work, son".
Without both the leadership and activity Arden brings, Plagueis would be a far, far weaker place than it is today. As such, it is my honor to submit Arden's name for recognition in the form of this Amethyst Kukri, his second Sacramental award. Congratulations!