- Event ID
- Sapphire Blade
- Requested by
- Master Marick Tyris
- Primary reason
Rollmaster has been a long debated roll in the Brotherhood. Regardless to how it is viewed, however, the effect the position has had on Arcona is monumental. Mark has done such a good job as Rollmaster that it helped propel him to the coveted rank of Equite 4. In the 5 months time since his last elevation, Mark did not rest or slacken with his duties. If anything he doubled his efforts to help Arcona push towards their record setting 27 Dark Jedi Knights for the year. After that elevation, Arcona was able to honor 11 Knights, and this year we have seen our first 2 Knights appointed with more on the hunt and getting closer. This all comes as a result of working with members on a daily basis in a way that few leaders on any level can claim.
His IRC presence is scarily omnipresent, making him the perfect person to be on top of point-of-contact with any new member that shows up. He is timely on his promotion write ups, and with answering any questions related to promotions and promotheus. He has even forgone mentoring members individually by making sure that other veterans are given proper opportunities, always putting others before himself. So while he only has one DJK to his personal name, he has served as a mentor to every Journeyman that has been a part of Arcona in the past year. In that time, he has penned or contributed to writing over at the very least 100 promotions. (27 DJKs * 4 non auto ranks = ~108). Obviously this stat is not all-defining, but it should help shine some light on just how much work goes into being a Rollmaster. This type of work allows the rest of the Arcona summit to focus on improving the Clan and serving their members better. It is an important and extremely overlooked cog in the efficient machine the Arcona Summit upholds in its service to members both new and old.
On top of his dedication as Rollmaster, Mark leads the club by example. In the Dark Crusade was a full participant in the final chapter of the Dark Crusade, something that he maintained all throughout it, as evidence of him being promoted to Equite 4! In the recent Operation: Sojourn, Mark went 11/11 as one of 3 full participants while taking 8th/34 participants. He then jumped right into the beginning of Fading Light; by leading one Arcona's 3 qualifying Run-On teams. This level of leadership, while also keeping up with the duty of writing promotion reccs and focus on making sure the new members are kept on track, really shows a higher level of activity than the typical leader puts in.
For his long term dedication to Clan Arcona and the Journeyman that will go on to shape the future of not just our Clan, but the club, and his extreme level of activity as a member on top of it, I am honored to bestow this award on Andrelious J. Inaj; Mark, his first Sacramental award!
Thank you for all your hard work over the past year, and into the next.
Consul of Clan Arcona
Master Marick Tyris, 2014-03-20 06:32:17 UTC
- Additional reasons
"From the day I joined the Brotherhood to today, Andrelious has been a guiding presence. He tirelessly answered my questions as a newbie to the club, and often would strike up conversation to see how I was doing. His patience and kindness made me feel like a true member of the Brotherhood, allowing me to reach Dark Jedi Knight. Even now, he is always happy to help in any way he can, providing insights and perspective as a tenured member. I know there must have been times when he has been busy or tired, but Andrelious has never let it show. Knowing there are so many others that have similar stories to mine, I can imagine he has contributed countless hours to welcoming new Arconans and turning them out as successful, contributing members of the club. While his job is not as visible as other positions, it is nonetheless invaluable, and it certainly was to me. His level of commitment and effort into performing his position of Rollmaster speaks to great commitment to the Brotherhood as a whole. I feel he greatly deserves the honor of this award as thanks and recognition for his continued service."
Knight Verse Theris, 2014-03-20 06:31:41 UTC
"If anyone deserves it, it's absolutely Andrelious. I may not be DJK yet, but he's certainly been instrumental in getting me this far, and has regularly been a source of encouragement, be it congratulations for a promotion or referring me to competitions I could participate in. I'd recc him for ten of these awards."
Mystic Adem Bol'era, 2014-03-20 06:30:45 UTC
"I feel Mark's hard work is often overlooked. In this last year mine and his real life underwent a wonderful life changing change as we entered parenthood. He always helps people to DJK and often runs many competitions. A pure heart of gold and not always thanked (I'm guilty of this one). Thank you Mark for helping me on my journey to DJK and for everything else you have done both relating to and not to the Brotherhood. You may not always realise or feel it, but I for one am super grateful."
Warlord Legorii Arconae, 2014-03-20 06:29:15 UTC
Andrelious J. Inahj is truly one of the cornerstones of Clan Arcona. To call him “RollMark” affectionately, as some have, is really to do him something of an injustice, because he’s so much more. He constantly goes out of his way to make himself useful in whatever way possible in Arcona, running ambitious competitions like Dozen of Games that span months, leading various projects that Wally and I think up, and brainstorming about how best to improve the way we operate in all kinds of different aspects.
The numbers speak for themselves. Andrelious saw more members through to DJK in a year than any Rollmaster ever did before him, and given changes to the promotion guidelines, I can’t imagine another Rollmaster ever coming close again. He did so not for himself, and not for any award, but simply because he believed it was his duty. That was his way of serving Arcona. I know that hasn't always been easy on him, and he’s frequently confided in me that it’s tough to work so closely with someone for a few months until they reach DJK, and then to have that relationship come to a sudden end.
I hope that this Sapphire Blade, while in itself not enough, will show him more grateful we are for his service and his company. He’s truly one of the most reliable leaders we have -- there is never any doubt that Andrelious will get his run-on posts in, check off all the Promotheus boxes, or get his submissions in during vendettas.
I know that what’s going to be more meaningful to him that this sacramental award will be reading the recommendations in support that were written by the members that he mentored to Dark Jedi Knight. Thank you, Mark, for everything that you do for us. We will never stop appreciating it.
Proconsul of Clan Arcona
Warlord Legorii Arconae, 2014-03-20 06:20:32 UTC
- Event ID
- Sapphire Blade
- Requested by
- Colonel Rhylance
- Primary reason
Time and time again Andrelious has proven himself to be an unstoppable force when it comes to participation in Taldryan. Taldryan has truly come to rely on his strength in numbers and he has earned the praise and respect he’s garnished in the Clan. I thank Andrelious for his dedicated service to the club and to this Clan.
Since his last recognition Andrelious has organized 1 competition while competing in 73 competitions, 19 of them during the GJW, and he placed in 13 of them earning 12 crescents and 1 Gold Nova! Andrelious has also been extremely active in gaming having participated in 132 pvp matches and 2 pve activities. He has also completed 3 ACC matches and 9 other fiction activities. Andrellious has also completed 2 SA courses!
Through all of his gaming activities Andrelious has earned 1 Pendant of Blood, 553 CoF’s and CoE’s. In his fiction and graphics activities he has earned 16 CI’s and 24 CoG’s. Andrelious is well known for his prowess in trivia and he proved that by earning 12 Legion of Scholar awards!
As Rollmaster of Clan Taldryan, Andrellious has been an avid voice among the Taldryan Summit, and is always one of the first, if not the first, voice to reach our new members. For the members who stick around, Andrelious does his best to lead them towards a path to success within the club and Clan. He showed his dedication to the CLan in the GJW and proved that he can lead by example by being the only Taldryan member to achieve full participation points across all bins.
I am proud to award Andrelious a Sapphire Blade, and I thank him for his service to the Clan!
Colonel Rhylance, 2017-12-04 12:32:59 UTC