- Event ID
- Emerald Dagger
- Requested by
- Prophet Dacien Victae
- Primary reason
Sometimes it feels like Benny has been the Consul of CNS since the very beginning because has made himself an indispensable fixture in the clan. For the last four years, Benny has served with distinction, keeping up a high level of personal activity while leading his clan through lean and boom years alike. And he is going out on top, announcing his retirement shortly after clinching Second Clan of the Brotherhood for CNS and coming in fourth out of 140 participants in GJW XV.
Since his last recognition in January, Benny has served ably as Consul, Wiki Tribune, M:Regent, and SA professor, while participating in 169 competitions, organizing an impressive 76 comps, and earing dozens of crescents, 3 GNs, 2915 CFs, 2149 CEs, 33 CIs, and 168 CGs. He's written approximately 10,000 words of fiction across all of our fiction activities, and spent untold hours maintaining our Wiki.
There are very few members in the long history of this club who have had the impact that Benny has (and will continue to have) over as many years. He's a legend in CNS and a pillar of the Brotherhood. It is truly an honor to award him this Emerald Dagger. Thank you, Benny, and enjoy your "retirement"!
Prophet Dacien Victae, 2022-08-06 02:28:36 UTC
- Additional reasons
Bentre knows what he did, I've written a lot of recommendations for him and this is yet another. He's been an incredibly level-headed leader who has a strong passion for member experience and doing the right thing. I've looked forward to working with him and interacting at every opportunity I get and wish him the best in whatever he gets himself into now that he has Consul in the rear view. Congratulations Bentre.
Darth Nehalem, 2022-08-05 21:30:30 UTC
Several others have explained the finer details of the specific, tangible things that Bentre has done in his exceptional term as Consul. To them, I would briefly add that there is something particularly effective to lead by doing, and by his doing, he's made Naga Sadow much more dangerous on the gaming front. This has traditionally been a weak point for CNS, and I don't think we can say that anymore.
There's also something to be said about his leadership style. It's a bit of the Socratic method in play and mixed in with how he works, getting out of the way so that people can grow and learn how best to achieve for the clan. Some people prefer being told exactly what to do and when, but that does them no favors when they reach the seat of power. This method, like every other, is not without its' hiccups, but the results speak for themselves in an empowered summit, an energized core of clan members, plenty of successful projects and better and better placement in events.
It's been a pleasure working with you, Bentre. It is a great pleasure that I am able to put some words in for this retirement award, but I hope retirement isn't so attractive that you stop coming around. Thanks again, Bentre.
~Muz Ashen, The Lion of Tarthos
Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2022-08-05 17:58:25 UTC
Bentre has been a focal point in Naga Sadow for 4 years now as Consul. He has led us though good times and bad. He has earned the rank of Elder, he has earned countless awards and accolades. He is the best of us and has given so much to his Clan and this club.
Other members of the club have spoken about what Bentre has achieved. How he’s inspired others. How he gives so much. We have been blessed in having him join us in Naga Sadow and his influence on the Clan and club will long continue.
Thank you for your service, your time, your kindness and your humour. All of the difficulties you’ve faced and overcome for our Clan have placed us in a position of strength as we look into the future.
I look forward to our next Mario Kart match so I can hit you with all the shells!
Thank you once again and congratulations on your new shiny bauble.
Professor Sanguinius Tsucyra Entar, 2022-08-02 17:33:08 UTC
I'm honored to be able to write this recommendation for Bentre. I'm sure other recommendations are going to cover his work as Wiki Tribune, or his work as staff, or even the meat and potatoes of what he's done as a member and as Consul.
Personally, I'm going to talk about how Bentre affected me and why that makes him a good leader and deserving candidate for this award. First of all, he leads from the front. He's not just on the front, he's the first guy over the hill, every time. Consider that during the recent Great Jedi War, at least six of the novae CNS members earned during the war were made possible by him always gaming and being available for gaming. He also led to us getting 2nd by having three gold novae of his own, and I can't remember the last time a CNS Consul was so competitive. He also supported me a ton in the Push the Button competitions. Early on he listened to me whine about how much time I was going to dedicate to it, and later on he helped me stay ahead in the second button competition. If not for Bentre supporting me and pushing for us to game so much I would probably have no novae in this War!
It's difficult to put in words just how much an influence Bentre has been on CNS and our success and culture. CNS has a great culture and Bentre has been Consul for years and has been a big part of that. Whether it was listening to our dumb ideas (mostly mine), or our complaints, or what have you, Bentre took it all in stride. He has made wise decisions and after the RoS where we did so poorly he led us to bounce back in a major way to get 2nd place in the recent Great Jedi War.
No matter what happened with the club, I was comfortable and confident in Bentre's ability to lead us through it and handle things well.
And Bentre did all this while he was also Wiki Tribune, and also leading CNS in activity, and doing a disgusting amount of gaming. And he's still doing a lot of gaming even now, which gets other members involved.
Bentre sees something CNS can excel at or look good in or have fun in, and he pushes us toward that and opens the door for everyone else, and that's how we ended up with four or five members on the GMRG at the same time, and that's how we did so well in the GJW, and that's a big part of why I love being in CNS so much.
So yeah, "earned" indeed.
Adept Locke Sonjie
Epis Locke Sonjie, 2022-08-02 03:53:28 UTC
Quaestor, Marka Ragnos
There will be a lot of accolades thrown around here in regards to the Adept and everything he has accomplished over these last few years. I am honored to be a part of this, so if I may, I would just like to talk about Adept Bentre Stahoes for a minute. Bentre's name is and will always be synonymous with Clan Naga Sadow. He is one of those folks you are drawn to because of his overwhelming welcoming personality.
His calm demeanor and attention to detail has made him such a respected member of the Clan. He is always willing to listen and go that extra mile for the Clan. Regardless of what I asked, how many times I may have asked, throwing crazy ideas out there at him. He would always indulge me and hopefully I made him laugh a bit. Yet he always had an answer that made you ponder your query in greater detail. He always has a way to make you push one's creative side to the limits.
The amount of time and effort he dedicates to the Club is simply unbelievable. I took every opportunity to shadow him when he selected me for his Proconsul. He maintained and had oversight on so many things that folks in the Clan do not see. In which the Clan under his staunch leadership thrived as a whole. That dedication and openness made the Clan run smoother, always seeing the best in us.
His time as Consul and his time with the other hats I have witnessed him wearing during our tenure, is a pure example of his selflessness to the Club. It has been nothing but a true honor to watch and I hope that I can emulate the leadership that you have given us over the last four years. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a bigger part of the Clan . Your leadership and your friendship is something that I will always be grateful for. Thank you for everything Sir!
Warlord DarkHawk Sadow
Adept DarkHawk Sadow, 2022-08-02 00:35:34 UTC
Bentre is one solid dude. Over the course of the six months (not including the vendetta, during which time council staffers were told to shove off and participate), Bentre has been an active participant in the going-ons of the Regent Staff as my Magistrate. As our primary go-to guy for reviewing spelling and grammatical errors in releases, Bentre undertook several of these to assist us in content release prep; he reviewed and made suggestions and corrections to seventy nine different prototypes for the Planetary Assets release, thirty three different prototypes for our February booster release, and ninety six of our potential land vehicle upgrades currently awaiting review by the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master. He made wording and spelling/grammatical corrections to over two hundred and fifty prototypes already present on the site based on a list provided to us by Tarvitz. That's a lot of monotonous clicking and editing for anybody, but he took it in stride and did an excellent job.
Additionally, Bentre helped craft Antares Construction Group (our Planetary Assets store) and was continually engaging in various Regent Staff discussions during his tenure. It was an immense pleasure working with him, and I'm kinda sad to see him go - though I wish him the best in his endeavors as Praetor to the Fist. Speaking aside from his Regent Staff work (which he never let any of his other positions prevent him from doing), Bentre is one of this club's finer members and completely deserving of this honor, without a doubt.
Congrats on the new stabbity, bro! Don't be a stranger. :)
General Zxyl Bes'uliik, 2022-08-01 21:00:08 UTC
Thinking back to previous Consuls I've been in Naga Sadow under, Bentre stands one of the best all round Clan leaders amongst them. He leads by example, and his personal activity is massively impressive. Since his last promotion slightly less than a year ago he has organised a hundred competitions, taken part in more than twice that number, graded over ninety courses, earned around a hundred crescents and six thousand clusters. He does this alongside usually holding three or four different positions concurrently, including Consul, Tribune, Professor and Magistrate and Praetor. His tireless enthusiasm for Brotherhood activity is astounding and sets a great example to others.
He is also a friendly and supportive leader of Clan Naga Sadow, taking the time to talk to all the members in chat including welcoming and encouraging new members and taking the time to answer queries they may have publicly or privately. He is also unfailingly good humoured and relaxed in chat and again comes across as an approachable leader. He also keeps a constant watch over member activity and works hard to get rewards for his members when deserved, and the amount of effort and detail he puts into writing recommendations for these is extremely impressive and serve as great examples for others to follow.
Behind the scenes, Bentre leads the Naga Sadow summit with an open and fair approach, bringing new developments or ideas to the rest of the leaders, seeking peoples views and ideas and calmly seeking mutual consensus. He also deals with occasional minor disputes amongst the other leaders with a calm and firm manner and takes time to resolve them. He is very supportive of other leaders ideas for competitions and plot and fictional developments, offering support where needed to make them happen, but also giving people free reign to develop them and credit for them afterwards. It has honestly been a pleasure to serve in the Summit under him.
For all of his efforts for Clan Naga Sadow, and the wider Dark Brotherhood, I am happy to add my recommendation for this much earned award.
Malisane Sadow, 2022-08-01 20:57:57 UTC
Bentre has been an amazing Consul and Wiki Tribune throughout the years. He has always strived to do the best that he can for the community and to Naga Sadow. He has had quite a few nights where he stays up just to make sure things get done and has always communicated things to his Summit. I think two of his greatest accomplishments were to see him not only once, but twice bring Naga Sadow to second clan in two Great Jedi Wars.
He also is a thinker, problem solver, creator and will listen to others. If something needed done in a timely manner, Bentre always did his best to get whatever needed out quickly. I am honored to give my recommendation for this award. Bentre, you definately deserve this for everything you have done for the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. Congratulations, drinks are on you today! ~Tasha'Vel Versea
Tasha'Vel Versea, 2022-08-01 20:45:04 UTC