Sapphire Blade events for Adept Macron Goura Sadow

Sapphire Blade events
Event ID
27426
Award
Sapphire Blade
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Declan Roark
Primary reason

I am proud and honored to request the Sapphire Blade for SBL Mononoke "Macron" Keibatsu-Goura. Macron served the Dark Brotherhood with distinction and skill as the T:DSC. During his reign as the Dark Side Compendium Tribune, Macron created varied and outstanding additions to the Dark Brotherhood lexicon of information. Macron is responsible for nearly every sentence in the DSC and for several articles still to come. I am honored to submit this award on behalf of Macron's Clan who have followed my recommendation with recommendations of their own.<br> <br> GM Sarin<br> <br> Macron is one of those members who has been truly dedicated in every aspect of his job and wants only to see a positive effect come out of his work. He has never received an award weapon or received the clan title, yet his work is truly worthy of all of these things and much more. After taking the title of Proconcul, he decided to stepd down from DSC Tribune to dedicate his focus onto his clan. He is one of the finest members of the Brotherhood I've met. Mac-daddy, you have earned this and so much more. Congrats, big adopted brother! ^_^<br> <br> <br> <br> SW Shikyo "Rurouni" Keibatsu<br> <br> -Quaestor of House Marka Ragnos<br> <br> -Fourth Caste of the Inner Order<br> <br> <br> <br> **<br> <br> <br> <br> Since taking on the role of PCON for Clan Naga Sadow, Macron has literately hit the ground running. He has taken a special interest in our Jedi Hunters and is spurring them forward towards Knighthood. He also keeps in touch with the summit on everything he is working on including the improvements he is making in the battle teams and the overall fundamentals of the clan. Macron also still actively participates in competitions as well, leading the Clan by example. His work as Tribune can not go unnoticed either as he has risen to that challenge and faced it head on. He truly is deserving of this award.<br> <br> <br> <br> KP Ashia Kagan Keibatsu<br> <br> <br> <br> *<br> <br> <br> <br> Macron is a truly unique member of the DB. He's humorous, he's polite, he's helpful and patient with people, and he's extremely creative. He is also one of the hardest working people I've met since joining.<br> <br> <br> <br> From what I've seen his work on the DSC is impressive, both in his creativity and skill at writing, and also in his determination to research as much information as possible, speaking and chasing Clans and members to make sure it is as accurate as possible. The quality of the work reflects Macrons personality, he doesn't make a huge fuss, he doesn't self promote himself, he just sees what needs doing and sets about achieving it. He has taken the post of PCON of Naga Sadow, and has set about this position in the same manner, providing information, doing audits on members Knight Trials, polishing up the wiki pages, and writing humorous and detailed reports.<br> <br> <br> <br> I've worked with Macron in various capacities since I joined, and he is a pleasure to both work with and for and I hope to for a long time to come. I have no doubt that he has earned a Sapphire Blade.<br> <br> <br> <br> Malisane de Ath<br> <br> KCB<br> <br> Quaestor of Ludo Kressh<br> <br> <br> <br> **<br> <br> <br> <br> When I first became Consul, every time I was put in a position where I'd have to think about who I'd want to be Proconsul, Macron was one of the choices. He had been Quaestor during a strong period for the Clan, when everyone seemed to be getting along, and we were more unified than I wish we could be again. He was a nice guy, and he did a good job as Quaestor. Trust me, I was a member in his House Ludo Kressh.<br> <br> <br> <br> When it finally came time to make him Proconsul, I was a little nervous, because he can't come onto IRC as much as other members of the DB, and therefore isn't as visible as some other members of the DB. However, I took that chance. In the two or three weeks since then, he's turned out to be an excellent Proconsul. He's really taken to keeping track of the members, and is one of the reasons why we have two new Dark Jedi Knights in the last week. During our monthly Conclave, he could only be around for about an hour, but in that hour he worked quickly to make sure all important tasks were discussed. Normally when I run conclave, it's a bit disorganized, but Macron got things done. He even engaged himself in discussions that I'm too lazy to really get myself interested in, and I appreciate that. It means that someone's getting something done.<br> <br> <br> <br> However, this Sapphire Blade is primarily being awarded to Macron because of his work on the Dark Side Compendium. I'm aware that other people have worked on the DSC materials, but it was Macron who finally got it published. Several sections in fact, probably doubling its length. When he got DSC, I was relieved that it was actually being worked on, and that steady progress was being made on it. His DSC skills came in handy before he became Proconsul, when he and a few other members worked vigorously on various wiki pages for the Clan, really fleshing out our background. It's work only some people are willing and able to do, and I'm glad he's one of them.<br> <br> <br> <br> Dark Adept Manesh Sadow<br> <br> Consul of Clan Naga Sadow

Grand Master Declan Roark, 2007-04-02 22:00:00 UTC
Event ID
50813
Award
Sapphire Blade
Quantity
1
Requested by
Augur Locke Sonjie
Primary reason

Macron Goura Sadow is a member of the Dark Brotherhood who has done great work for the club over a long period of time and continues to do so to this day. He is the embodiment of dedication. Macron has been Consul twice and participated and placed in many Great Jedi Wars and other vendettas. I have only had the honor of working with him for a short time, but already in that time Macron has shown me what serving one’s Clan is about. He sets the example by making sure members are properly awarded, running Clan events, keeping the Summit on task, participating in major competitions, and helping newer members out, myself included.

When Macron took office in his most recent term as Consul, we performed a thorough audit of the membership. Many were awarded or promoted, and Macron diligently collected information and compiled it to see if the member in question was worthy of recognition. Throughout his term as Consui Macron kept up with awards, making sure members were recognized for their contributions. Furthermore, Macron kept the Summit on task, ensuring that recommendations were written and submitted in a timely manner.

Macron also took it upon himself to open communication lines with our allies in Independent House Taldryan. During his time he made contact and was one of the main drivers for the event Alliance of Steel. Macron demonstrated his tenacity by keeping up with the event planning and making sure things got done as they were supposed to. Though the event didn’t go well, afterward Macron immediately began looking toward the future and how things could be done differently.

Not simply content to lead from the top, Macron did his fair share of getting in the trenches as well. He participated in such competitions as the Monthly Topic, taking first place in the Three-Man Runon and in the process helping a newer member learn the ropes of Runon-writing. Macron also participated in the Championship Ladder in the ACC, setting a great example for his Clan in that department. Furthermore, Macron maintained a presence in the Clan’s developmental Runon - Worldwreckers.

As noted above, Macron has helped newer members throughout his time as Consul. He worked closely with Kairus in the Three-Man Runon competition. He taught me a lot about what it meant to serve on Clan Summit and what was expected. Not content to leave helping newer members to the Rollmaster and House leadership, Macron offered advice and answered questions where he was able.

For the above reasons, along with his consistent strong dedication to Clan and Brotherhood, I would like to request a Sapphire Blade for Macron’s hard work. Congratulations, Macron!

  • KP Locke Sonjie Consul of Clan Naga Sadow

I have known Macron for many years, previously as a regular member in the Clan not as a member of summit. There is much that can be said when you approach him from that angle, he is a jovial guy who always has an air about Sadow succeeding. However once I took up the mantle of leadership under him, his dedication to Sadow became apparent. He was always looking for ways to make it push forward towards the next step. Always coaxing people on to do better and do more if they could. He was also very approachable about issues that came out and negotiating them to a workable conclusion. When we had a problem, he contacted people and made sure it was cleared up right.

In the past me and Macron have butted heads about many of things, however after we saw past our own stubbornness we realized our goals were one and the same but our solutions were very different as was our own perceptions of the issues themselves. Once we got past this hiccup our ability to work together grew stronger and in the end made Clan Naga Sadow better. I respect this man for his long dedication to the clan and this Sapphire Blade is more than earned by this mad alchemist.

Overall, Macron has been active for the course of years within the walls of Naga Sadow. His title of Son of Sadow shows this activity and dedication. He has participated in many competitions, earn a bunch of medals, bust most recently he wrote a run on that won a diamond crescent in a monthly topic. He has also created and ran a small feud with that of Taldryan where it was co-op. We were to work together with those in that house. He is always looking for ways to help Sadow, even now when real life has taken a sharp turn away from the DB he is offering his assistance with this transition to a new summit. Thank you for your service Macron. :)

  • Exarch Teu Pepoi CNS Proconsul

Macron has always been an influential member of Clan Naga Sadow. From his previous leadership positions, to being a Son, and most recently Consul of CNS, Macron has always been there for anyone who needs help and guidance. As a normal member of the House Macron is sometimes more active them some of my active JM, he always has the drive and devotion to serve his clan. During this last term as Consul, Macron did a lot to help the clan push forward even if he only lead the Clan for four months. He made progress in the clan’s lore, he pushed his leaders to regular contact members and to encourage them to participate. Even in the position of Consul he managed to earn a Crescent with Emerald Star and Diamond Star. He earn himself a Legion of Scholar, 10 Clusters of Ice, and was even appointed an Assistant Professor for the SA. That more than some members do in four months without holding a major leadership position. I feel as if Macron deserves our thanks and gratitude for the time that he lead us. Therefore I recommend that he be awarded a Sapphire Blade. Congrats!

~ SBL Jeric Cyrin, HMR Quaestor

In his latest term as Consul, Macron remains ever the model leader and member of this club. Winding back the clock two years, Macron was there when the clock turned back and Clans became Independent Houses once more; but whereas many old timers became disgruntled and bitter, Macron could see the need and stepped up to the table, with Sai laying down the building blocks in his term as Quaestor that were subsequently built off after his time in office was sadly cut short for much the same reasons as real life calling him away from Consul now. But what a time in office it was! Even in his what may appear shorter spells in the hot seats than some others, Macron has always given it 110%, working hard with the rest of the Summit, leading, meditating, driving activity and coming up with ideas that I'm sure others will have discussed at length in their own recommendations for this well deserved award.

In one of his reports last year, I recall Muz himself said that all leaders should practice what their preech, and that inspiration is best achieved when members see those above them getting out there and enjoying the activities the Brotherhood has to offer. In this, Macron's dossier record speaks for itself, with his virtually unending stream of medals from participation in vendettas to the ACC to internal Clan competitions and more. Even for a new member, eager to impress their new superiors and move up the ranks, this would be impressive; but for a leader, in charge of one of the Brotherhood's two clans, this makes it ever the more noteworthy. Moreover, Macron isn't a college student with hours of free time, but a man with a family and the pressures of a job out in the real world, making his continuing devotion -- and enthusiasm! -- for this club something that should serve as an inspiration for all those just starting out in Clan Naga Sadow.

On top of this, throughout the past year, Macron has toiled away on the upcoming vendetta, which I believe we will finally see reach its culmination this summer, when we will all be able to enjoy the fruits of his hard labour. And this is on top of his workload as Consul, his job as a mad scientist in the real world, his family commitments, his own seemingly endless participation in Brotherhood events. Sometimes, I don't know how Macron still does it, and I just wish I still had the time to be even half the member he is today.

Macron, you continue to inspire even the oldest of us, and I thank you again for everything you do for this club!

Darth Vexatus

Augur Locke Sonjie, 2012-04-13 20:14:03 UTC