Best Newcomer: Locke|
Since arriving at the Tower, Locke has made great strides in becoming a part of the community. His depth and focus of writing has improved in the time he has been here, and he has two rich characters to show for his efforts in Alric and Terric.
Best Character Development: Emmond Salere
Emmond has had quite the ride from being in charge of the most secret and most feared of Ajahs to being little more than a janitor. What else does he have in store?
Best Plot Development: The Black Ajah Storyline with Elia, Emmond, Mirin, Murdock, and Seonin
It is not often the Black Ajah has a coup. . .or is it?
Most Captivating Thread: I Commend your Pain and Everyone Shall Share the Gains with Murdock and Fiona
Murdock has often said he is married, though he found a doppelganger of his wife in Fiona. In a twist, he used his unique talent to have her completely dependent on him, and I know I couldn't wait to see what happened next. Apparently, neither could many of our members.
Most Tear Jerking Thread: Silken Solace with Kaia and Jaryd
We sometimes lose PC's in a Blaze of Glory, but the emotional roller coaster this particular thread put us on tugged at a number of hearts. Our hearts broke with Jaryd's as Kaia's life slipped away.
Best Non-channeling combat: On Sacred Ground with Muireen
Muireen learned War Fans from one of our more Unique Gaidin, and she put her newfound skill to task when faced with the To'Raken during the Seanchan attacks. She showed bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, and helped her fellow trainees best a beast bigger than them.
Most Creative Use of the One Power: Taesh Durlain
Taesh's explorations with Plantweaving and his discovery of his Talent for Scrying have been unusual, fascinating, and fun to read.
Best New Biography: Casey Frey
Casey Frey is just a small town girl, living in a lonely world...or so she'd like us to think.
Best Dynamic duo/Couple: Ravak Darrow and Dax Torellion
From frenemy to friend? The two have overcome their past differences and bonded over a bar fight. What's not to love?
Best Star Crossed Lovers: Ravak Darrow and Mirin Ronaile
Who would have thought the Master of Training and the Mistress of Novices would come together in such a (im?)perfect union to produce a wee little one?
Best Villian: Murdock Mather
Rending. Fiona. Emmond and Elia. Do we need to say more?
Tower's Choice: Becks
We have a lot of very talented writers at the Tower, and of them all, Becks is one of the best. She always weaves such rich responses to her threads, and continually looks for opportunity to grow her characters.
Friendship Ribbon: Taesh Durlain and Jhanic
Sea and sand may seem an unlikely combination, and yet everybody loves the beach...
Should they kiss and make up?
I Ship It! Most Likely to Happen: Paks and Everyone
Seriously. . .the woman is working her way through the female ranks, and may well start working her way through the male ranks if we're not careful.
I Ship It! Ribbon (Least Likely / Fan Service / Amusement Value): Ravak Darrow and Happiness
Poor Rav. At least he's got a kid?
Golden Broom Award: Avyra, Becks, Bella, Jenn, Marla|
Each of these people have had to face big challenges in their "real" lives in the last few months. They have each in their own way worked hard, made tough decisions, and kept moving forward despite everything. If anyone ever deserved an "adulting award," these people top the list!
Officer's Sanity Ribbon: Jenn
Through a series of unfortunate RL events of her own, Jenn has kept multiple officers sane and balanced over the last few months.
Officer's Insanity Ribbon: Marla
Marla has worked double time to navigate the riptides of community concerns in order to keep the site functioning smoothly while also juggling chaos at work, at home, and with her health
Builders Ribbon: Jenn
For contributing her time and patience to the massive Library overhaul that happened last month.
The Builder's Hammer: Craig
Craig went above and beyond in giving the Library a much needed visual and technical overhaul, and he began the transfer of GT2 information into our Wiki.
NPC Ribbon: Dog Gaidin
The Sheathed Sword: Jaryd Kosari
Jaryd has gone through more than one serious upheaval in his life. From being collared, to losing Kaia, and finally having Zeen bond him to keep him from going suicidal, the man has been through the ringer, and his journey is not yet done. The depth and thought into his story line is well thought out, and well executed.
The Mark of Friendship: Kenneth with Taesh
Taesh is easily the most easy-going friendly guy in the entire Tower. He sees the best in everyone and does his best to reduce conflict at every opportunity.
The Mark of Training: Locke with both Alric and Terric
Locke has helped many learning ranks learn basic skills with Terric and Alric. He's helped the helpless become less helpless and helped mold some of our learning ranks into better, more robust warriors.
The Purple Heart: Emmond
For being blinded, gentled, force-bonded, demoted and. . .seduced? As one person put it, "Dear God!"
Blaze of Glory: Kaia Sedai
With Silken Solace, was there any doubt? We saw her join the Tower, rise to Keeper of Chronicles, and then die in the arms of her lover after taking a mortal blow from an assassin. Wipes tear
The Golden Blade, Fang, and Flame: Matty
Everything Matty writes is fun to read. His plots range from the macabre to the hilarious, and yet we all enjoy reading the dark moments just as much as the light. His characters are distinct, unique, and yet still assuredly themselves despite all the strange things he throws them at.
Green Ajah Ribbon: Avyra
Black Ajah Ribbon: Ellia Darrow
Grey Ajah Ribbon: Taesh Durlaen
Brown Ajah Ribbon: Katrie Torellion
Warder Yards Ribbon: Ravak Darrow
Community Ribbon: Locke
For his eagerness to write with new people.
Congratulations to one and all!