Diamond Sword events for Lord Idris Adenn

Diamond Sword events
Event ID
Diamond Sword
Non-site XP
114274 XP
Requested by
Lord Dacien Victae
Primary reason

Idris has made himself the busiest member of the Dark Council. Not only does he oversee and participate in the regular processing of CSes and fielding of many, many members' questions, but he also conceived the Children of Mortis and wrote the vast majority of the club fiction released over the past year teasing the new faction and then revealing them in full for the War. He also brainstormed and is spearheading the in-progress revamp of the ACC, which, though incomplete, has significantly reduced match grading time in part due to his simplification of the grading rubric (which was a project in itself, combining and streamlining rubrics for the ACC, ROs, and regular fictions). He also lead the popular and successful revamp of the CS feat system, and has kept up a steady stream of competitions, including major DB-wide comps like the Shadows Unveiled series.

Xen, you've earned this through literal blood, sweat, and tears. Congratulations!

Lord Dacien Victae, 2022-08-05 14:15:34 UTC
Additional reasons

Idris, if you're reading this, I need you to understand that you're the one who's supposed to be doing all the writing. And yet, here I am. Writing this rec. Because you're awesome.

How dare you?

Humour aside, Idris (or Xen, or even Iddy-poo) is an absolute unit when it comes to work within the Brotherhood. He is constantly pushing himself to craft an engaging and well-thought out sandbox for our members to play in. This comes in many forms, with the most obvious being the club-wide overarching storylines. In that regard, he is the driving force within the Story Group that not only brings forth ideas (for good or ill) but also puts them into words that are eventually delivered to the masses. Beyond that, he stormed into his office and immediately set to work implementing sweeping changes to our Feats, Powers, and even Species. He has targetted the Antei Combat Centre with the "fix-it" wrench and, despite it being in a transitive limbo, provides exceedingly fast turnaround times on judgements.

I am proud to call Idris—the man behind the user name—my friend. He is steadfast and forward thinking, though as he proves himself to be upsettingly human (damn us all) he is not without the occasional faltering step. But he gets back up and charges ahead. There is genuine excitement when he talks about his plans for the club. He rides the highs and sinks into the lows.

I truly hope this award is one of those highs, and you better be riding it as long as you can, Idris. At least, until the next one.


Justicar Thane "Atra" Skotos

Darth Renatus, 2022-08-02 14:32:27 UTC

Xen. I've been working with you for years and you always seem to be able to take on so much and produce great results that require little modification. I'm not sure what more you have to prove in regards to your capabilities as a leader, but your steady hand and great work ethic on behalf of the members has left a huge impact on the community. I could think of no better award than this. Though honestly, it was either diamond or bones. I'm not sure any of our awards are made out of bone so you get this one. Congraulations. Keep being awesome.

Master Aramis Taelyan, 2022-08-03 18:13:04 UTC