Bentre has served as my Proconsul for the past 10 months. While doing so, he has served Naga Sadow well and more than earned this reward. Added to his time as Proconsul, Bentre has served as Rollmaster for 3 months, Professor for 24 days, Magistrate for 10 months and Wiki Staff member for over a year.
During all this time, Bentre has not been rewarded for his work. I've been sadly remiss in realising just how much work Bentre does. He's been punished by my negligence, which isn't fair for him. Instead of complaining about a lack of recognition, Bentre has shown his patience and wisdom, chosing to continue to serve excellently in all areas.
I'm going to go into a bit more detail about his work as Rollmaster and Proconsul to Naga Sadow, while others will give information on his work in the Shadow Academy and the Wiki staff.
While serving as my second in command in Naga Sadow, Bentre has learned on the front lines what it means to be a leader in the Brotherhood. He has led from the front on every occasion and in every event. He has encouraged others to participate, to own their storyline, to develop their characters and has also taken the time to be competitive and win most competitions that he enters.
Bentre is a paragon of a member within Naga Sadow and I'm glad that he's on my side, serving alongside me. He has been able to grow adroitly, managing issues, dealing with complicated arguments between members and being an excellent mediator. He has also given his opinions and input on the Clan storylines and helped me create the storyline for 2018. He has also been a fully active member during all of this.
Since his last recognition, Bentre has participated in 227 competitions. That's right, 227. Mav & Howie, you need to shout at me right now for not rewarding this guy. Hell, I should probably get fired for neglecting this bastion of awesomeness. Of those 227 competitions, Bentre has placed in 60 of them, earning 60 Crescents of varying levels, including 11 Diamonds and 7 Rubies, which are hard to earn. Added to that, Bentre has run 24 competitions, including helping me run a Clan event that saw 18 unique participants in his Sands of Time event, who put in 51 entries. His other competitions have had 81 entries across 18 competitions.
That's not all he's done. Bentre has also earned 329 Clusters of Fire, participating in 77 PVP matches, 345 Clusters of Earth, participating in 53 PVE activities and 96 Clusters of Ice from 43 fiction related activities, not to mention the 4 ACC matches he's finished.
Bentre has also earned 90 Clusters of Graphite, 2 Pendants of Blood, 2 Legions of Scholar, 24 Scrolls of Foundation for his work in the Shadow Academy and 1 Seal of Loyalty, for his dedication to the Club and Clan.
Bentre also competed in 27 out of 28 competitions in the recent GJW, competing in all possible events open to him, as he was unable to represent CNS in the Phase II ACC matches. Bentre was one of our few members to participate in all events and he came in second place in points earned for Naga Sadow. We owe much of our success in the last GJW to Bentre and it's great to reward him for his hard work.
But wait, there's more. Bentre has also completed 15 courses, earning 5 degrees and marked 94 courses for the Shadow Academy, not to mention all of the project work he has done for Farrin.
Bentre has also earned 2 Dark Side Scrolls for his work on the Wiki, where he is one of the longest running staff members assisting Slagar. Bentre is always available to help members complete or work on their Wiki pages, regardless of what Clan they're from.
Finally, Bentre has written over 30,000 words of fiction, for a mix of competitions and Clan canon fiction and has posted several reports in his remit as Proconsul.
I've served as Consul of Naga Sadow for a year now and I'm thankful that I've had Bentre there alongside me every step of the way. He truly is a good friend, a valuable ally and a great asset to this Clan and to me. I've made many mistakes during my time as Consul, but Bentre has been there to pick me up, to help me gain my step and refocus me. He has learned from me also and despite not being the most confident person in his abilities, is more than ready to replace me as Consul and serve the members of Naga Sadow.
His opinions are valuable, his efforts are divine and his hard work, dedication and drive has seen him reach Equite 3, Proconsul and stands on the precipice as one of the best members Naga Sadow has seen in many years. I would be lost without him and my lack of rewarding Bentre has made me feel like a failure. I'm sorry for this, Bentre.
I am thankful for every day that you've given me, our Clan and this club. Please continue to be the best that you can be and congratulations on your reward.
Consul of Naga Sadow