Ji is what one might call an icon of his House. Aside from being its initial Founder, alongside several other visionaries, he has been a stalwart soldier and a true believer in its cause. He is the type of member who stays, stubbornly, doggedly, defending what he believes in. Perhaps his best attribute, though, is humility; he bends when he needs to, and though he may be fiery and even harsh against opposition, he does it out of genuine love for Odan-Urr.
Ji fought hard for us in this Dark Crusade; I saw, at its beginning, a veteran of the House on the last legs of his hope. What he became throughout its course was an active, capable member. He became a visible presence on our Googlegroup, on IRC, and throughout our various forms of media. He rallied us together, not just calling on people to act but actually putting in on his own. All told, he not only netted us three entries more on the participation totals, but managed to score both a Gold and a Bronze Nova in the Advertising and Crusadeology events.
Beside his achievements in the Crusade, one only has to glance at Ji's DJB history to see the depths of his commitments. On top of his Novae, he has earned four Pendants of Blood in the last month alone, as well as a Dark Cross for participating in the Grand Master's "Ask the GM" report portion. He has netted himself 67 Clusters of Fire since his last Anteian Cross, which was awarded for heavy work on HOU's military. Continuing on his DJB History page, one sees a reliable string of awards and accolades - not always huge, or earth-shattering, but steadfast and consistent. He is here, he is active, and for months and years he has been one of Odan-Urr's only constant faces.
As a member, a leader, and a friend, Odan-Urr is lucky to have a person like Ji. He can be rough, rowdy, and quick-tempered, as so many of us can be; he does not let that stop him from being the best that he can be. Such activity requires a higher form of reward.
I recommend the Grand Cross of the Dark Side for Ji's efforts, and his continuing presence. Well deserved, my friend.
Warden Liam Torun-Urr, 2013-12-01 18:26:48 UTC