Nathan has stepped up for Odan-Urr; not only has he submitted two entries to the Crusade, he has managed to submit them on the Special Forces team. This means that he has not simply been content to fight among the masses - he chose to take on bigger events, harder competition, and higher stakes in the name of our House. In doing so, he managed a Bronze Nova, no small feat. For these efforts, and the bravery and dedication they require, he deserves to be rewarded.
If further reasoning is needed, I would point out that his last such award was over a year ago. I would point to his five Clusters of Ice, nine Crescents, and time in the position of Rollmaster for Odan-Urr. Nathan is a member who is, and has consistently been, active and dedicated; he is an exemplar, one who can participate in every aspect of this club, who can travel from the Light to the Darkness and actually, tangibly aid both in their successes.
This is activity a cut above the ordinary, taking place over extreme amounts of time and seen to without the slightest request for recognition. This is devotion and loyalty, and for it, I recommend he be awarded the Steel Cross for his efforts. Well done, Nathan; you are an inspiration to us all.