Emperor Thran Occasus-Palpatine

Elder 2, The Council, Sith
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Event ID
271526
Source Unit
Scholae Palatinae
Destination Unit
The Council
Primary reason

Manual Administration

Lord Dacien Victae, 2024-07-17 12:48:15 UTC
Event ID
271521
Position
Praetor to the Regent
Unit
Assistants
Event ID
271520
Position
Consul
Unit
Scholae Palatinae
Event ID
271519
Position
Regent
Unit
The Council
Event ID
271418
Award
Cluster of Fire
Quantity
3
XP Value
3.0 XP (Full Value)
Requested by
Champion Rajhin Cindertail
Primary reason

Casual Gaming Queue Casual Gamings (Deep Rock Galactic PC) on or before 2024-07-15

Champion Rajhin Cindertail, 2024-07-15 23:30:31 UTC
Event ID
271372
Award
Crescent with Emerald Star
Quantity
1
XP Value
25.0 XP (Full Value)
Competition
Quizmaster Trivia: Iron man 2
Requested by
Tribune Kanal O'neill
Primary reason

For achieving 5th place in the Quizmaster Trivia: Iron man 2 competition.

Tribune Kanal O'neill, 2024-07-15 02:23:44 UTC
Event ID
271261
Award
Crescent with Amethyst Star
Quantity
1
XP Value
75.0 XP (Full Value)
Competition
[CSP] Weekly Puzzle Series - July Week 1 Puzzle
Requested by
Battlelord Vincent Brujah
Primary reason

For achieving 1st place in the [CSP] Weekly Puzzle Series - July Week 1 Puzzle competition.

Battlelord Vincent Brujah, 2024-07-11 13:01:19 UTC
Event ID
271260
Award
Crescent with Emerald Star
Quantity
1
XP Value
25.0 XP (Full Value)
Competition
[CSP] Acrobatics Training
Requested by
Battlelord Vincent Brujah
Primary reason

For achieving 3rd place in the [CSP] Acrobatics Training competition.

Battlelord Vincent Brujah, 2024-07-11 12:59:35 UTC
Event ID
271221
Award
Cluster of Ice
Quantity
3
XP Value
15.0 XP (Full Value)
Requested by
Lord Idris Adenn
Primary reason

1500 words of fiction (Fiction Activities #11878 and #12322)

Lord Idris Adenn, 2024-07-10 23:30:33 UTC
Event ID
270955
Award
Cluster of Fire
Quantity
50
XP Value
50.0 XP (Full Value)
Requested by
Champion Rajhin Cindertail
Primary reason

For completion of Battlefront 2 (2017) online co-op matches on or before 2024-07-07

Champion Rajhin Cindertail, 2024-07-07 23:30:29 UTC
Event ID
270201
Award
Crescent with Sapphire Star
Quantity
1
XP Value
50.0 XP (Full Value)
Competition
[CSP] Weekly Puzzle Series - June Puzzle 2
Requested by
Battlelord Vincent Brujah
Primary reason

For achieving 2nd place in the [CSP] Weekly Puzzle Series - June Puzzle 2 competition.

Battlelord Vincent Brujah, 2024-06-27 00:11:07 UTC
Event ID
270198
Award
Crescent with Sapphire Star
Quantity
1
XP Value
50.0 XP (Full Value)
Competition
[CSP] Hone Your Skills
Requested by
Battlelord Vincent Brujah
Primary reason

For achieving 2nd place in the [CSP] Hone Your Skills competition.

Battlelord Vincent Brujah, 2024-06-27 00:10:52 UTC
Event ID
269158
Award
Crescent with Emerald Star
Quantity
1
XP Value
25.0 XP (Full Value)
Competition
CSP Member Hunt #1
Requested by
Battlelord Nefarious "NeMo" Moniker
Primary reason

For achieving 3rd place in the CSP Member Hunt #1 competition.

Battlelord Nefarious "NeMo" Moniker, 2024-06-13 01:12:25 UTC
Event ID
269153
Award
Crescent with Amethyst Star
Quantity
1
XP Value
75.0 XP (Full Value)
Competition
[CSP] Weekly Puzzle Series - June Puzzle 1
Requested by
Battlelord Vincent Brujah
Primary reason

For achieving 1st place in the [CSP] Weekly Puzzle Series - June Puzzle 1 competition.

Battlelord Vincent Brujah, 2024-06-13 00:32:09 UTC
Event ID
266920
Old Rank
Adept (Elder 1)
New Rank
Master (Elder 2)
Requested by
General Zxyl Bes'uliik
Primary reason

Man, didn't I just write a recc for this guy?

Thran is a staple of this community. Whether it's as a leader in the regular command structure, or leader in the work for the community as my Praetor, there is one thing that cannot be denied: the man is one of the hardest working people for this club I have ever met. Over the last nearly three years of my Praetor he has been my rock, and although we have our disagreements, there is no denying his dedication to our little internet community and the fact the guy practically pees excellence in all of his work. I can attest to that, and so can numerous projects that have been completed from the Regent Staff since he has joined us.

Thran Palpatine is a machine, and I'd like to see anyone try to deny that. Even with the countless hours of work he puts in on my staff, often ripping out his little <insert color> hair, he still finds time to be a real leader in the community in more ways than one. He's an avid gamer, hilarious writer, strong and dependable leader, and all around amazing guy to have in your corner. I wouldn't want anyone else as my right hand, my main squeeze, my "just do it" punching bag, taking all the abuse that I throw at him. There is much of it.

Although it's the recent XP changes that have put him over the new threshold for Elder 2 (167000 XP, let that number sink in a bit), there is no denying that he has earned this promotion through his hard work and dedication. Plus, he's funny.

Congratulations Thran. You more than deserve this, and I am so happy that I get to write this recommendation for you.

Zxyl Bes'uliik
Grateful Friend
Regent of the Brotherhood

General Zxyl Bes'uliik, 2024-05-21 18:26:26 UTC
Additional reasons

I started on the Regents staff 2 years ago but have known the Thrandalorian since nearly day one that I joined this club. He is now what he was then. A dedicated and hard-working member of this club that will go above and beyond. Anubis outlined his work as Praetor, but I will as well from a different perspective. Particularly in his onboarding of new staff members and teaching us the ropes. Clear and concise instructions on how the various systems work made, at least for me, a quicker onboarding of new members.

Working on Regent staff is a challenging thing. The standards are exacting, and balancing new items' costs is an exhausting feat at times. Thran can run this balance like walking on a tightrope juggling knives. His work on staff is second only to Anubis which is saying something. Nothing on staff it seems happens without Thran’s guidance in some fashion. And as many know Anubis is sometimes without the interwebs on his journey across the wilds during work. Thran runs the office in his absence in such a manner that most members don’t even realize Anubis is out for a few days. Work continues to get done, the member's questions and emails are answered, and the beatings continue.

Congrats Thran!! Here is a Random Number 74563

Vynn Salm, 2024-05-20 13:50:30 UTC

"Oh no. OH NO! It's to soon. This shouldn't be happening," Kamjin rustled through the papers on his desk in a panic. "I just made Master. I can't have Thran welding the same power as me. He'll," Kamjin choked as his swallowed. "I must put a stop to this. I must survive!"

Kamjin did not, in fact, put a stop to anything - Morgan Freeman voice.

Well, well well, here we are again my (new) old friend. Like a machine, which I assume you are at this point, you've done all the things in such a glorious way. From spreadsheets, to role plays, to clan events you've covered all the bases (I assume space baseball is a thing. If not it should be).

I shall now have to apply more efforts (probably in something other than cards) to keep you from stabbing me in the back!

Master Kamjin "Maverick" Lap'lamiz, 2024-05-20 15:04:43 UTC

Thran, the man, the legend, the one and only. We wouldn't be the same without you. You're a pillar of strength for our community both in CSP and in the Regent staff. I know for a fact how hard you work for both. You are an amazing writer, a passionate leader, and an all around exemplary member.

You had your hands in organizing May 4th last year, got us through a Probowl, a GJW, and a clan Sithmas, worked on various projects with our clan members, helped me become a better leader, helped the QUAs become better leaders, and most recently created our clan's fictional piece in Chapter 2. Your activity is staggering and a few things are worth highlighting. An Emerald Dagger, a Ruby Scepter, 3 Sapphire Blades, 2 Grand Crosses, 322 Clusters of Ice, 142 Clusters of Granite, 1359 Clusters of Fire, 2480 Clusters of Earth, a Gold Nova, 2 Bronze Novae, 3 Seals of Loyalty. You've also ranked up 21 times in our societies, organized 106 competitions, participated in 352 competitions, written 92827 words of fiction and another 55k in RP, and earned over 2.5 million credits for CSP. There's so much more you have contributed I can't even list it all and you've proven how an Elder should act.

The spotlight is on you and it's time to shine. You've earned this promotion into the next stages of Elder. Congratulations, Thran!! It's your turn in the fire!

Proconsul Rayne Palpatine, 2024-05-20 16:32:31 UTC

Dedication is the word I would use to sum Thran up. Since I joined the DJB, I have always seen and looked up to Thran as a leader. He’s been one of an unwavering constant for me in this band of nerds. He’s always been present. Even when real life took his precious First Friday, he has still managed to find the time and energy to make this clan (and the never-ending slew of labor that Anubis demands from him) a better place for veteran and new members. The work that Rayne cited stands as testament of this. Beyond his dedication, he’s been a real leader in our clan and a good role model for this entire club (I’m not biased, you’re biased). I am proud to have served under his leadership and even more so to be able to recognize him for it. XP update aside, you have more than earned this! Congrats, Thran!

empties a keg of booze on the Emperor

Imperial Kah’ri Marru, 2024-05-20 22:46:43 UTC

Thran Occasus-Palpatine. What can I say about him that could convey the weight of all he's done for not just Clan Scholae Palatinae, but the DB as a whole?

He's focused, resilient, driven. He leads his clan not by walking ahead, but by coming up behind them. His heart for the community and desire to serve them go hand-in-hand with his dauntless pursuit of the higher mark. He has taught me how to be a better lead both in the small logistical happenings of the club and as a person in general, and those are lessons that I won't soon forget.

Thran, where others make ripples, you make waves, and I'm honored to serve along side you and to learn from your examples. Here's to the Usurper, who sits upon the throne once again! Congratulations! We'll try not to burn you too bad...

Ellac Conrat, 2024-05-21 18:00:31 UTC
Event ID
266798
Award
Cluster of Ice
Quantity
19
XP Value
95.0 XP (Full Value)
Requested by
Lord Idris Adenn
Primary reason

9500 words of fiction (Fiction Activities #11681 and #11878)

Lord Idris Adenn, 2024-05-16 23:31:20 UTC
Event ID
265805
Award
Seal of Loyalty
Quantity
1
XP Value
0.0 XP (Full Value)
Requested by
Lord Dacien Victae
Primary reason

May the 4th Be With You

Lord Dacien Victae, 2024-05-03 13:07:04 UTC
Event ID
264419
Award
Emerald Dagger
Quantity
1
Non-site XP
53649 XP
Requested by
General Zxyl Bes'uliik
Primary reason

Man, where do I even begin with Thran?

It’s hard to decide, to be honest. With Thran, there’s no question about what he did. It’s how much he did. The answer is usually? A lot. Thran has become a staple of the Regent Staff since I first hired him many moons ago, and continues to perform above par and expectation as my Praetor. Every single discussion, Thran is there. Every debate, every decision, Thran plays a part. He may not always like the part, or the decision, and we do disagree fairly often, but we always come out on the other side fine and one thing is for certain; Thran does the job and the job gets done.

Right after my last reward, Thran finished and practically solo-launched our Capital Ship Upgrades project, inputting, stocking, and doing quality control on all 102 different upgrade prototypes - that he has been previously rewarded for pretty much solo developing - putting in several hours of work to ensure that these were deployed with minimal issues and opened up swaths of new avenues for the Clans to tell their fictional stories. Whenever you’re deploying slotable upgrades, however, you need to add sub-item slots for those prototypes to the items in question, requiring Thran to navigate several pages over and over and over to add this new sub-item slot to every clan capital ship in the system, and then do a quality control sweep over all that work before announcement to ensure minimal errors during launch. Any deployment is a massive undertaking, one such of this especially so, and Thran muscled through it entirely on his own.

Thran was a big part of our discussions on what to do with the Celebration Store, which we felt was serving dual purpose and gatekeeping the most lore-intensive items that members might want to acquire more than once a year to tell their stories and really build their characters. As of last May, the Regent Staff massively changed how this store worked (previously stocking both heavy lore-related and special edition items, now stocking only special edition items).

For the last two years, we’ve run our Life Day Celebration Series on November 17th to commemorate the near real-life Star Wars holiday of Life Day. Each year, this guy plays a big part in the discussions and making sure it goes smoothly, helping organize competitions and ensure a smooth experience for the Regent Staff’s annual event. While he only ended up running a single competition this year (through no fault of his own, sorry man :P) Thran helped with the Life Day Celebration II item launch, stocking all of the prototypes and performing a quality control sweep with various corrections - even working up two prototypes of his own during development.

Our big project this year has been the Crafting System, the beast that keeps rearing its ugly head in Thran’s direction. We consider this project to be our whale, given it involves over a thousand different prototypes and many different nuances that normal item development doesn’t have - such as crafting materials, their cost, the overall item’s cost, its additional perks for being crafted vs purchased, etc. He’s been my main go-to man on this project, sharing insane ramblings amongst back and forth and debating - endlessly, I might add - all the little tidbits and inner workings of the project while slaughtering a massive amount of the work. He’s worked on countless aspects of this project from its initial inception of Masterwork Possessions to its transformation into a much more development-heavy Crafting System, devoting tens of hours to bringing a new system that (when polished and fully deployed, instead of our little lightsaber and corvette beta test) members will hopefully enjoy for years of come. He was integral in discussions for our what we should work on/launch first, and insisted on a “small scale” launch that we could use to get feedback on the system for additional tweaks and polish.

His tenacity has paid off, and after launching craftable lightsabers and member corvettes (which he did a quality control check on, which included checking all lightsaber crafting materials, lightsaber prototypes, and the crafting blueprints recipes) we were able to gather important member feedback that we can use to improve the system for everyone, offering his own ideas on how we can make crafting more enjoyable and give it a bit of more “oomph”/a larger dopamine hit for the member.

Even with the dozens of hours that Thran has put into his club just doing project work just as my Praetor, that still wasn’t enough. He’s been consistently keeping an eye on existing and new launches from the team, and has been making numerous quality of life improvements/fixes to prototypes in the system that stretch as far back as possessions’ inception under Evant and had been missed with numerous sweeps by the Regent Staff and non-staff members over the years. I could try for days, and I could still not put into words how much Thran does behind the scenes for every member that uses possessions (re: pretty much everyone but Howie) and for me personally as my Praetor.

I knew from the moment I hired Thran that it could take him a while to adjust to Regent Staff thinking from Clan leadership thinking (you need to have a certain level of disconnect, i.e. we don’t control what clans do in the sandbox, we just help fill it and give them the toys to make their sand castles). It did. But I also knew that I was going to be getting an impeccable work ethic, someone that I could rely on to always push me or play devil's advocate, and someone that (like me) was a bit of a redemption story and was going to be better for it. All of that turned out to be true. When the day finally comes that I retire, I know that the then Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master will open applications for Regent. They’d be stupid not to; you always want to see what kind of interest is out there, what kind of ideas…. But they’d also be stupid not to hire Thran. And that says pretty much all it needs to on its own.

This is by and far probably the longest recommendation I have ever written. I could keep going. There are so many little intricate things that are required for deploying a release of any type, or so many different things that can occur in one of our days-spanning conversations, that if I were to type out every little thing a staffer had to do over and over on every single deployment, and really break it down, my recommendations would be so much longer. There’s a misconception (how common, I’m not sure) that being on the Regent Staff is hard, or daunting. It’s not. It’s about organization, being thorough, and most of all pacing. When you’re dealing with (consistently) almost a dozen different fields on several different pages for a single prototype, and that’s just during deployment, you really need to control your pace to avoid burnout during development and deployment of a Regent Staff Project. Thran aces it.

Thank you for everything you do.

General Zxyl Bes'uliik, 2024-04-29 20:17:01 UTC
Additional reasons

It's been eight months since Thran's last medal. In that time, he has organized 35 comps, including the CSP Sithmas, CSP Chapter 1, and CSP Chapter 2 events, participated in 47 comps, and earned 29 CFs, 110 CEs, 48 CIs, and 2 whole CGs.

Thran hit he ground running as CSP CON, and since his appointment the clan has posted very strong participation numbers: 24 clan members have participated in competitions, a very solid 84% (including Evant, of all people!)

Thran has also been a regular voice in Yammer, weighing in on DC/Consul discussions. I have appreciated his input, even when we've disagreed. Congratulations, Than!

Lord Dacien Victae, 2024-04-16 20:10:32 UTC

I’m gonna lay out a truth bomb that’ll rock your world…real-life Thran and Kamjin get along quite well. Since Thran’s last award there were countless hours of texts, calls, and collaboration on the Great Hutt Expansion.

We anticipated the potential change in leadership and worked to begin interweaving Thran’s desired storyline with my own in a seamless way. A tweak of a character here, a motivation change there, it was masterful. A true writer’s room atmosphere of collaboration.

Thran has come into his own with the clan. He’s taken my succession plan and made it his own. He’s engaged with the members and found new ways of engaging them with the clan plot.

His RPs are the things of legend and I very much miss being able to join the clan ones he runs.

I know the clan is in great hands for the future and can’t wait to see what Thran does next probably stab me now with this award…

Master Kamjin "Maverick" Lap'lamiz, 2024-04-28 02:21:25 UTC
Event ID
265378
Award
Cluster of Fire
Quantity
20
XP Value
20.0 XP (Full Value)
Requested by
Champion Rajhin Cindertail
Primary reason

For completion of Battlefront 2 (2017) online co-op matches on or before 2024-04-28

(Converted from Cluster of Earth)

Champion Rajhin Cindertail, 2024-04-28 23:30:21 UTC
Event ID
264941
Award
Cluster of Fire
Quantity
40
XP Value
40.0 XP (Full Value)
Requested by
Champion Rajhin Cindertail
Primary reason

For completion of Battlefront 2 (2017) online co-op matches on or before 2024-04-21

(Converted from Cluster of Earth)

Champion Rajhin Cindertail, 2024-04-21 23:30:25 UTC