Hello, Plagueis, and welcome to your Wrath’s fourth Proconsul report! Guess what: I’m in Seattle right now! But weddings and vacation time won’t stop me from getting a report in on time. I have a reputation to uphold!
Today is a very big day, and I hope you are all ready to have some fun! Let’s get the hype train rolling!
If you haven’t been in the know, today is the first day of Week 1 of the third annual Pro Bowl! Those of you who have never participated in a Pro Bowl: Trust me, this is gonna be awesome.
The event includes some friendly competition as you work to put your team on top, participate in several fun and engaging events. and collaborate with various different members of both Plagueis and other units.
And what are those units, you may ask? Why, none other than Clan Taldryan and Clan Scholae Palatinae, of course!
Taldryan partook in our second Pro Bowl last year, and we figured, “Hey, three Pro Bowls - three clans!” There are three teams vying to be the best team evah, with three captains each, representing all the units. My team happens to be Team MRR (led by Captains Mune from CSP, Rian from Tally, and yours truly), or as I’ve unilaterally christened us, Team Angry Cat.
I have participated in one Pro Bowl before, as a regular member, and I can tell you right now that it is a no-stress, all-fun way to spend some down time during the summer. The opportunity to compete and collaborate is also a plus. While I will always root for my team to win, I want everyone to enjoy themselves during this fantastic event. You are in for a treat during these next three weeks, as Xen from CSP, Alaris from Tally, and your friendly MAA guy Teylas from Plagueis provide you some interesting, funny, and invigorating comps.
So what are you waiting for? Click the links below to see the official announcement that tells you what team you’re on, as well as the news post specifying what competitions Xen'Mordin of CSP has in store for you during Week 1!
“The Song of Discord,” our clanwide run-on, is still ongoing! While we do not expect a slew of posts during the Pro Bowl, you are always welcome to pop down to the link below and provide an update for your character. We put up a second plot post some time ago, so check it out if you haven't already - we’ll see what happens next with Plagueis’s unruly slave population!
In just the past week or so, there have been a number of changes to both our clan summit and our house summits. These were changes we anticipated as a unit and prepared for. Much like the good old US of A, we believe in a peaceful (enough) transition of power, and that is what we’ve done here.
First of all, our very own Furios Morega - who recently was honored with the di Plagia title for his incredible contributions to Plagueis - has stepped down after eighteen months of service as Quaestor of House Karness Muur. It is an understatement when I say how much he has positively affected Plagueis with his activity, leadership, and spirit. We know that he needs some time to take care of himself and focus on other things, though we sincerely hope he remains an active member of Plagueis and the di Plagia circle. Rest up, Furios; you’ve earned it.
In light of Furios’ resignation, we have reorganized the summits a bit. To begin, the impeccable TuQ’uan Varick has agreed to leave the position of Overseer/Rollmaster and assume the vacant Quaestor spot. We thought that his presence in the house would be invaluable to the membership, and it would allow him a more hands-on, interactive environment as a leader.
Treat him well, Karness Muur. And TuQ, you will always be an honorary clan summit member in our hearts. Don’t worry - as Ahnold memorably said, you’ll be back!
This means, of course, that we needed a new Overseer/Rollmaster for the time being, and so Teylas Ramar di Plagia has agreed to assume the role. Y’all know him. Y’all love him. Y’all put up with his curmudgeonly charm. We’re happy to have him return to the summit. No pressure, dude!
Of course, let’s not forget: If you haven’t congratulated Taranae Rhode yet on becoming the new Aedile of House Ajunta Pall, please do so! I’ve included the formal announcement in a link below:
On July 31st, we released one whopper of a PlagCast episode, featuring Alaris Jinn of Taldryan and Raiju Kang of Scholae Palatinae! If you haven’t listened to it, it’s definitely a doozy, but worth every minute. We discuss the Pro Bowl, answer your questions, and even review wine! Enjoy.
As usual, here is the monthly list of clan-wide accolades from July 6th to August 5th. Special shout-out to TuQ’uan, who earned a whopping 432 Clusters of Fire! Looks like Kelly has some gaming competition here. Nicely done, Hat Man!
It’s time for another good idea, bad idea session focused on leadership! This month, with emphasis on the Pro Bowl, I will wade into a bit less Captain Obvious territory. Heck, this might be advice that some seasoned and veteran leaders might disagree with me on. But who knows! We’re gonna talk about priorities again.
So. Your clan is participating in a big competition or event. Could be a Great Jedi War. Could be a Rite of Supremacy. Could be the Pro Bowl. You want to lead by example by kicking butt at competitions, but you also want to be there for other members. How should you prioritize your work? I have the (very, very subjective) answer here!
Focus more on helping other members do well during events, even if it means you don’t participate in every event yourself.
Focus more on doing all of the things to show how active you are, even if it means members of your unit aren't able to do the same thing.
Like I said, some may disagree with me on this. But as I always say, as a leader, your members’ glory comes first - not yours. Some leaders get a lot of flak for not participating in every event in a large vendetta or competition, but there might be a good reason for it. Maybe it’s because they were spending time proofreading others’ ACC posts. Maybe they were giving advice for a fiction submission or a graphics submission. Maybe they were easing a member out of a breakdown on Telegram. Whatever the case, sometimes a leader may go 7/10 or 15/20 or even 2/7 for the week because they’re focusing more on supporting their members.
I will always believe in the power of leading by example; after all, you can’t inspire members to participate and do all of the things if you don’t at least try to do it yourself. But if your members see you active and present and helping, they’ll understand if you don’t get every competition down. Be available, and they’ll get the hint.
So aim for doing all of the cool things. This Pro Bowl, focus on that especially. But above all else, always - always - be there for your team.
Have a blast during Week 1 of the Pro Bowl! I know I will be. Go, Team Angry Cat!
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