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4th Passing of the Blades

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Fourth Passing of the Blades

With the closing of the Fourth Term, it is the time for the ceremonial passing of the blades once again. For those unaware, the elections have ended, and Zephyr, Blade of Parliament, is to be passed to EarthCube and Zieon! 

The Third Passing of the Blades is to be held once again at Spawn, Saturday, June 3rd at 1pm EST  (That's tomorrow!). As always, members of Parliament will be passing their sword to their successors, and in the event of an absence the next available member of Parliament will be given the responsibility and honor. 

I unfortunately can not make it to this event that has become an Evernethian tradition due to a family trip planned on the same day (and starting at 7am no less), however, The Duke and Counts in the High Council have been given the authority to carry on the ceremony in my stead. I hope many of you are able to make it to this event as its been rooted in the fabric of our community as part of the Order of Everneth. 

What is the Order of Everneth?

Seeing as how we've grown exponentially since the last Passing, many of you might not know what the Order is. The Order was originally founded on August 30th, 2016 at the closure of Term 1 as a means of elevating the old "Distinguished Member Medal" to something more meaningful. You may have seen people in game with the Sir or Lady titles. This is the Order's rank shown. To give a quote from the old post:

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In order to become a member of the Order, one must go above and beyond expectations and truly dedicate themselves to this community. This honor will be difficult to obtain and must be so to maintain its integrity.

The intention is that this honor is difficult to get. Much like real life honors, going above and beyond is absolutely a minimum requirement before the Order is even considered to be given to someone. Most of those who have been inducted to the Order are past and present staff. It's not secret that its skewed this way, but Staff have been given an extra opportunity to serve this community and those who have been exceptional and representing what Everneth is meant to be have been awarded appropriately.

Current Members:

  • StuartSnook
  • GreasyTroll4
  • rolo_
  • AmzCuriousPanda
  • Sybillian

If you are aiming for the Order, I encourage you to aim high and don't give up. Keep in mind that you need to go beyond the lower precedence awards (King's Cross, Virtuous Medal, et al) and truly make your mark among the cornerstone of this community. This doesn't mean budding up with staff, and simply working silently away at your base. Get involved, engage with people, participate, and contribute in the best way you can.

 

One Last Note

In regards to awards: Members of a Ministry are, as of May 23rd, 2017, able to nominate members for the monthly awards alongside members of Parliament. This change was made to extend out recognition beyond the eyes of Parliament to a more grass roots level so that we increase the chances of everyone being properly recognized for their hard work and efforts. The monthly awards announcement will also be making its return starting this month (June) by popular demand so I will do my best to prepare them again for you all to enjoy.

Best of luck and hope to see you guys at the ceremony!

Glory to the Order!
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