Our Professors receive their thanks and "payment" in the form of Scrolls of Foundation, awarded according to a formula that takes into account the number of courses they've graded in a set window. Darkblade, the Professor over the Novitiate Hall, is in a unique position, however: his courses, some of the most important in the Shadow Academy because they form the basis of knowledge for many of our newest members, are auto-graded by our metal overlord dbb0t and thus he is not normally included in the SoF awards.
Simply put, that is not right or fair for Darkblade, because he certainly is doing the work. Over the course of the audit he has spell-checked and grammar-checked his entire department, submitting numerous small rewrites that add up over time to a greatly improved set of courses. He's looked for and implemented new imagery where required, and he did all of this work before almost any of the rest of his Professorial peers. Darkblade took a thankless task and accomplished it quickly. It is for these reasons I am pleased to recommend him for this Anteian Cross.