Sapphire Blade events for Master Anshar Kahn Tarentae

Sapphire Blade events
Event ID
6162
Award
Sapphire Blade
Quantity
1
Requested by
Unknown
Primary reason

You know, I've had several recommendations for Anshar, most particularly when he applied for PCON, but I've been informed of his past performances, his reputation, and his dedication, and I must say, I've not been let down. Anshar is a dedicated man, and an assest of the highest worth within my Clan.

I turned the duties of KCE over to Anshar after talking with him, and becoming aware of his dedication towards training new recruits, and seeing them become successful. He continues to direct the Envoy efforts, and far surpassing my expectations. I believe he is to be commended as highly as I may for his tremendous service, and his dedication to those who will become the next generation of Tarentum.

Anshar, you have become a brother in tarentum, but most importantly, my friend, and I truly do not know how well we would be off without you. I am truly grateful for your service, your friendship, and your presence. Congratulations, my friend.

-KPN SIth Bloodfyre

, 2004-01-15 23:00:00 UTC
Event ID
102877
Award
Sapphire Blade
Quantity
1
Requested by
Warlord Scion Tarentae
Primary reason

I don't know any other way to say this: Tarentum continues to exist because we have Anshar. When other Elders burn out, get bored, and wander off to pursue their studies of the Dark Side, Anshar continues to be the ever-present participant and leader that we need. He put forth a very strong effort in the Dark Crusade, not only participating in many events but being active on IRC and on the mailing list encouraging others to get involved, giving advice and helping wherever he is needed. When Levathan was forced to step down as Battle Team Leader due to circumstances in real life, Anshar stepped up to the plate and has done an outstanding job. I'm a little nervous that he's building his own personal military in Messina, but I'm sure it'll be fine because Anshar's loyalty to House Tarentum is without question.

For the first few chapters of the Dark Crusade, Anshar was Quaestor of Tarentum. I believe I can speak with authority in saying that it can be a difficult and often thankless job. He did everything in his power spur Tarentum to action. After he stepped down, he didn't just vanish into the woodwork; instead he continued to be one of Tarentum's top participants both in raw entries but also in continued leadership. Anshar needs no position to lead. He leads by example, and he sets an excellent example. I would like to offer a Sapphire Blade as a symbol of Tarentum's continuing appreciation of Anshar's tireless efforts and true leadership.

Warlord Scion Tarentae, 2013-12-11 06:33:49 UTC
Additional reasons

I always say, and truly respect those that fall into this, that a leader is someone who fights from the front-lines. For people to respect you and follow you, they need to know that you will lead the charge, you will be there beside them, and most of all you won't stop being there if the line is broken. Anshar has done this time and time again for Tarentum. He has came back to the front anytime the shit gets heavy. and he's there at the drop of a hat. He has sacrificed his own personal goals, I will always remember the time he resigned as Headmaster for our sorry lot, and constantly put Tarentum ahead of himself. And it doesn't seem to matter what is going on in his own personal life at the time either, come hell or even a mid-Crusade move; he'll be there and he will be out front. It's getting to the point where its only a matter of time before we change our name to House Anshar. This past year has been no different. When Tarentum started the Dark Crusades, Anshar held Quaestor at that time and had the terrible burden of trying to motivate our sorry lot to action. And while, unfortunately, Tarentum was slow to the occasion; Anshar didn't let it slow him down. For the first three chapters of the Crusades, Anshar led the house in each chapter as highest participant with little contest. Things seemed to change for the House in the second phase, with more and more members waking up - many at the plea of Anshar whom wasn't even Quaestor anymore but still remained a key leader of Tarentum. This is the kinda of thing I have always admired of Anshar and tried to follow; remaining an influential leader even after giving up the position. However, Anshar never let up on being the highest participant; the house just tried keeping up with him. This as even evident in the brief Crusade break for the Independence Games this year where Anshar once again lead the house in participation, and also in competition won and earning himself the title of one of the IG Champions.

Participation aside, Anshar's guidance and leadership has always been one of our saving graces. First leading the House as a whole as Quaestor and then concluding the Crusades as BTL of Jen Kaari; Anshar has been in a leadership position for the majority of the Crusades. Through these positions he has inspired others to participant and better themselves, help guide people through events and challenges, and even served as a much appreciated voice on the Tarentum Summit helping Scion and myself make Tarentum a better place. And yet, considering all this his support never slumped even when the closing date for his home was moved up and he and his wife moved to their new home in the middle of the last round.

I can't even imagine what Tarentum would look like today if it hadn't been for Anshar, and this past year has further solidified his place as one of Tarentum's greats. In recognition of all he has done, from being Quaestor for Tarentum's start in the crusades and BTL at the end, being our highest participant in both Crusades and IGs, being an inspiration for all of Tarentum, and of course his constant humility (If for no other reason than he said he didn't want any awards); I believe Anshar deserves to be recognized for all this effort with a Sapphire Blade.

Warlord Raiju Kang, 2013-12-11 06:32:14 UTC