Diamond Sword events for Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Diamond Sword events
Event ID
107537
Award
Diamond Sword
Quantity
1
Requested by
Master Gavriel Kadesh
Primary reason

The Diamond Sword is awarded to members who have shown an impressive array of talents and qualities over a continued period of time. Telaris "Mav" Cantor has been displaying his impressive array of talents and qualities for over 17 years and it is past time for his armory to include the Diamond Sword. The Antei Combat Center fell into disarray and participation dropped to an all time low of 2 matches per month during 2012. This dramatic decrease in the ACC's role in our club occurred during our transition from a gaming club into a writing focused organization. The ACC's decline timed with our dramatic shift towards writing indicated a drastic change in the way we conducted business was needed. Mav served as the catalyst of that drastic change and ushered our entire club through dramatic changes. Character sheets morphed from simple stat based place holders into story enhancing character descriptions, ACC qualifications morphed from a long drawn out process into a streamlined ACC experience, and the ACC morphed from a technical rules based writing process into a entertaining story of combat. Mav's dedication on character sheets and the ACC have spanned over a years worth of effort and his contributions have made our club a better place. Mav, thanks for all you have done and for the improvements you have brought to our club. - Grand Master Sarin

One of the things I often cite as a rare trait these days is the ability for someone to simply do what they say they will do. Once upon a time this used to be the norm. These days it seems to be the exception. During Mav's tenure as Combat Master I'm pleased to say we have another rare instance of the former rather than the latter. It took a while, there were bumps along the way, but in the end Mav got it done and to the standard we set for him.

For keeping his word and doing what he said he would do I am grateful, the Voice and Grand Master are grateful, and the Club is grateful.

Congratulations, Mav.

Raken, Deputy Grand Master

Master Gavriel Kadesh, 2014-05-08 14:20:06 UTC
Event ID
194407
Award
Diamond Sword
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Declan Roark
Primary reason

The Dark Jedi Brotherhood has had four Grand Master’s since 2003. In these four, you can find many differences, but each has a common trait. They love the Dark Brotherhood. A Grand Master’s love for the club manifests in an inordinate amount of time spent on club projects, amazing amounts of patience, and a desire to make our club a better place for all members.

Our current Grand Master, know to all of us as simply Mav, possesses the required traits of a Grand Master in abundance. He manages a vast collection of members with varied desires, opinions, and visions and he does it with skill and élan.

I’m proud to put this recommendation in from the Star Chamber and award OUR Grand Master his second Diamond Sword. Congrats!

Grand Master Declan Roark, 2019-09-29 00:39:35 UTC
Additional reasons

Mav is a great support to me in all the projects and ideas I've had. Both in projects that I've successfully seen complete, and others that either haven't yet or will never see the light of day. He has provided me with guidance, and feedback while trusting me to get the job done.

He has a vision of what the Dark Jedi Brotherhood is and can be, that has been formed over his years of service and contribution. Allowing him to make decisions quickly, with purpose, and keep driving forward.

It has been great working with him on possessions projects as Regent, and I have already learned so much from him as DGM and look forward to working along with him to bring even more projects forward to make the fan experience rewarding and enjoyable for members.

Master Evant Taelyan, 2019-09-29 00:39:22 UTC

I've had the pleasure of serving on the Dark Council with three different Grand Masters, but before I became Justicar I didn't fully appreciate how much time, effort, and energy the job demands. In the past year and half I've witnessed Mav display a deep and considered understanding of literally every aspect of the Dark Council's work, consult regularly with the consuls about matters ranging from clan fiction to potential changes to the basic structures of the Brotherhood, and, of course, his advice on matters before the Chamber of Justice has been truly invaluable to me. He has a passion for this club and a keen ability to channel that passion into effective leadership. I am very happy to add my recommendation to this award so that Mav can become only the second period in the history of the Brotherhood to dual wield Diamond Swords.

Master Dacien Victae, 2019-09-29 00:38:48 UTC

Few fully understand the level of commitment necessary to be Grand Master. Those folks that look at the rank and all the little things one gets from the office as still desirable usually end up washing out, drowning under the deluge of a far more limited scope of responsibility. Those that do take on that mantle don't do it out of a desire for glory or for the endless cavalcade of rewards, they do it out of Duty. They know that the club needs them, and that they have to deliver.

It's been 19 months on the throne for Mav, having seen us through two vendettas and numerous changes to the club. It's also been two years since his last award. For any other member, in any other position, there would be layers upon layers of angry leaders and a panda with a phone blowing up. And so we step in, to correct the oversight. To thank him for his work, to sympathize with his frustrations and celebrate his successes, we have nothing but our words, our friendship, and a few really really really shiny pixels.

To that last bit, I am more than proud to submit a recommendation for Telaris 'Mav' Cantor to receive his second Diamond Sword. Call it a token of our Brotherhood's Goodwill, call it an appreciation for all the long hours and all that goes with it, call it a measure of our thanks for all that we have seen you do. Let me be among the first to say "thank you, Mav." The club is a better place for your efforts.

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2019-09-29 00:38:04 UTC