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    Tzaddok

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    Alaric Vladovic
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  1. Aetosion

    VOTER REGISTRATION [1686]

    Full Name: Alaric Maximovitch Vladovic Year of Birth: 1673 City of Primary Residency: Belvitz, Adria ((MC Name: Tzaddok))
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    The Adrian Guard

    Minecraft Name: Tzaddok Roleplaying Name: Alaric Vladovic Discord: Aetosion#3770 Character Age: 21 Character Race: Human IRP/PVP Combat Experience: Vladovic levy captain
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    The 1698 Parliamentary Elections

    Full Name: Commander Alaric Maximovitch Vladovic Prefecture: Belvitz Political Party: Aurelian Party
  4. IGN(s): Aetosion, Tzaddok, KorvusKorvus, Wyr Age 21 Timezone EST (GMT -5) Discord: Aetosion#3770 What map did you join during?: Anthos Do you have access to a Microphone? Yes Average Daily Play Time? MC Client+Discord, 4-5; would be online in client more if I had more to do Have you held any LotC staff position(s) before? If so, for how long?: Yes, GM, LT, and MT-Lead. I was GM and LT concurrently for 8-10 months, potentially a little longer. I was MT-Lead for one month, before I stepped down from all three positions after starting college and running for SGA and joining a fraternity and running out of free time. Do you have prior history in any forms of moderation? Yes, as a Global Mod on LOTC. Also (in MC), as an Administrator on Styx City, a Moderator on Styx & StyxReborn, a Sniper (build-team + build moderation) on Voxel Box, Super Admin on TechCraft, Mod on Chilldy's MC Server, Mod on the Beaux Arts, and Proctor (App Team) on Herocraft. All of this was prior to my last term as Moderator on LOTC, I have not played on other servers since. Why do you want to join the Moderation Team?: The player experience is almost entirely determined by the quality of server moderation and event planning. Moderators are in the unique position of being able to respond constructively to player criticism of the server, proactively fix problems, and advise administrators on suggested rule changes. A good Moderation team facilities player engagement with the server and staff, enables in depth immersion in server lore unobstructed by miscreant players or server issues, and encourages player bases to develop into RP hubs that self-manage activity and conduct. To create a team like this, you need players who are plugged into the different racial and regional player bases, and who are also impartial, methodical, friendly, familiar with moderation technology, and mature. I pride myself, to the degree that one reasonably can, in possessing these characteristics. While my activity on this server has been defined by increasing and decreasing OOC time obligations, I’ve just graduated early from undergrad and have 8 months of part time work before I start law school (On a full tuition scholarship, which I mention only to indicate that my law school has judged me to be particularly qualified to be a law student, a position with a great deal of busy work, reading, and memorization and application of laws. This is remarkably similar to the expectations of a moderator). My activity will be substantial for the coming 8 months as a result. Also, I’ve been on the server off and on for the better part of a decade now, and I loved being a moderator, the camaraderie of the GM team, and helping to build the server and help the player base until I didn’t have the time to do so anymore. Have you applied for this position before and been denied? If so, link the application (Includes GM and FM apps): Yes. I had an FM application denied in 2014, because I accepted the position of GM while having an outstanding FM application. https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/119018-aetosions-fm-application/?tab=comments#comment-1140165 I also had a GM Re-Application from 2017 denied the last time the forums were cleaned up, but was told in the denial comment that I'd be a strong applicant if I reapplied with the new format. I decided not to do so. https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/160821-deniedaetosions-gm-re-application/?tab=comments#comment-1520579 Most recently, I had an open FM app before the application renovation and forum wipe last weekend. https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/178657-denied-tzaddok-aetosion-korvuskorvus-wyrs-forum-moderator-application/ Anything else you want to tell us?: ❤️
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    Aetosion

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    A Son Returns

    The stormy seas did little to dampen the man’s spirits. His flinty eyes reflected the grey of the menacing skies, but his mind was elsewhere. Within a few nights all his family would be gathered in the torch-lit halls of his childhood home, and he would be there to see them. The haunting melodies of Adria, its Raev-tongued men and women, its bellowing yaks, the clacking of the cobblestones underfoot of mailed boots- this was home to the man who stood at the prow of the old oak-paneled cargo ship, the Driftwood. This vessel was not the one he had departed in those years before- a light caravel, double oared and twice masted, its cedar planks stained black, and its golden sails ornamented with black bears rampant. He had meant to try and circumnavigate the whole continent, but struck ice in the frozen southern wastes. Shipwrecked in sight of land, the young captain had led his fellows in an icy swim to safety. The majority of his crew drowned. Most did not know how to swim, others panicked as the icy waters pressed in on their lungs. They floundered and grabbed at their compatriots, pulling good swimmers to their deaths. Only six reached the shore, seven counting their captain, Alaric Vladovic. Of the men who made it safely to shore, another three died of hypothermia as the rest shivered and collected sea-sodden wreckage from the coast to try to start a fire. As small flames began to lick at a few pieces of dry wood, and the frostbitten survivors huddled close around the fire, Alaric walked out to the shoreline, water lapping at his yak-hide boots. He stared out into the wreckage of his boat and his youthful dream, and the bobbing, drowned heads of many of his old friends. Alaric arranged three planks of wreckage in the shape of the True Cross on the coastline, and knelt on the cold sands to pray. Rising to his feet, he returned to the makeshift camp and slept fitfully that night. Dreams of bobbing heads and the booming crack of wood haunted him. Just before dawn, he awoke, shivering. A distant, unearthly glow crept across the quiet waves and through the mists toward him. In the light he saw hosts of ghastly sailors manning great pale warships across the depths. It was as if the entirety of the human race had taken to the sea for a new land. He rose, and walked towards the sounds of gruff shouts and a thousand oars slipping into the waves. Soon Alaric was slipping into the same, he was knee deep in icy water, his hand reached out- and found only air. He did not return to his camp that night. As dawn licked at the glaciers that towered over the crew huddled around dying coals and bundled in furs, the first rising sailor found Alaric standing in the waves, hypothermic and barely able to form words. Vladimir, Godanik, and Petrovic tended to their captain, wrapped him in furs and coaxed the fire to life. Seals were speared for meat, and the smoke bubbling off of their melting fat was used to try and tan their hides. When Alaric awoke near dusk, he found hot food and a modicum of dry ground around the firebed. The men had salvaged a crate of water-logged cactus green, and whisps of pungent smoke curled past Alaric’s nose from a makeshift pipe. The next day, they began northward across the wastes, staying near enough to the coast to ensure a regular supply of seal meat. By the time they encountered a small holdfast, their number was three. Petrovic, the gnarled strelt of middling age, has succumbed to a worsening cough and died the prior night. They crept up to the grey stones, alert and aware of whoever may lay in wait inside. Finding the fort to be manned by a small garrison of rogue dwarves, Alaric, Vladimir, and Godanik lay in wait until it was night. Then they scaled the walls and descended on the defending force. Only one man was awake on guard in a small tower, and Vladimir muffled his shouts before they could issue from his mouth with a smelly, seal-fat stained glove, and Godanik and Alaric stabbed him repeatedly until the writhing midget went limp. They took the fort in this manner, killing the remaining defenders in their sleep with well placed dirks. They set out within a fortnight after some rest, well provisioned with supplies and gold and astride the dwarves’ stocky quarter horses. It was many months’ ride westward to the coast, through mountain and taiga- for Alaric sought to avoid patrolled roads. Coming upon a small freeport, he hired The Driftwood and a full crew and a small compliment of pleasure girls, a cook, and crossbowmen. He would not return to Adria a failure. He fully intended to complete his odyssey. And so he returned to the coasts off the crown lands a year later, his ship laden with spices, dwarves-forged iron, and barrels of the rarest commodities- barrels of dried elves ears’ (a potent aphrodisiac, but one frowned on by the law), of kharajyrite incense, and of glittering gemstones from the dwarves markets. Of the crew’s original number, only one remained- Godanik, loyal Adrian sailor and sworn man to his father. Vladimir had been lost to a tavern with many beautiful women. Godanik, now first-mate, approached the captain standing at the prow, only a year older at 21 but much wiser now than the young man who had shipwrecked in the southern wastes. His black eyes flitted to the right, then he turned. “What news?” “We dock within th’ hour.” “Excellent. Praise him.” Alaric did not leave his perch at the prow of the ship until his craft ground against the docks. He was the first to step foot on land, and as he reached the end of the dock he fell down upon his knees, kissing the soil and muttering traditional Ruskan prayers. He was home.
  7. Username Tzaddok, Aetosion, KorvusKorvus, Wyr Age 21 Time Zone EST (GMT-5) Discord: Aetosion#3770 Have you been previously banned (be it a forum or server ban) and under what circumstances did you receive this ban?: Never. Have you ever received warning points and what did you do to receive those points?: In 2013, a month after joining the server, I made an application for an alt as an orc character in which I answered most application questions with 2-3 sentences in simple orc language saying how fond my character was of smashing things. This was not seen as sufficient character development and was judged to be a "troll app". I received 1 warning point. Moderating the forums is a very time dependent staff position. How much time, on average, would you be able to dedicate to moderating?: I just graduated college and have a full semester and summer before law school in which I will only be working part time. My fiancée works full time, so I have a lot of time on my hands for the next 8 months. Have you ever held a staff position here on LoTC? Do you currently hold any other staff positions? If so, list them and highlight something about the team that you enjoyed/enjoy: I served as a GM and as an LT. I used to write a bunch of human lore and unnecessarily long forum posts about server history and enjoyed contributing to the human culture. As GM I enjoyed the camaraderie of the team and the ability to actively problem solve on behalf of the player base. Unfortunately I had to step down from these positions soon after getting to my first year of college four years ago and running for SGA and joining a fraternity and finding that I wasn't able to juggle all of my commitments. Why should you be a FM? What can you bring to our team in regards to moderating and enforcing the rules on the forums? I was always a big forum poster. I think the forums are an important counterpoint to in game RP that enriches the world with literature and more complex plot development. A good, clean, and well-organized forum subsection can facilitate new player engagement and immersion. A poor, antagonistic, cluttered and outdated forum subsection can discourage in depth engagement with an aspect of the server. I have been on 10 Royal or Imperial privy councils tasked with organizing and managing a subforum, as well as serving as a GM back when the GM team had forum control, and found that I enjoyed trying to clean up and manage the human forums. When well tended and updated the forums can be excellent hubs of RP. I am also tied in with the human playerbase and am particularly aware of when things are outdated (see: santegia subforum) and am particularly aware of each new thread and comment in that subforum. What traits do you have that make you stand out from any other applicant?: I am mature, level headed, diligent, and respectful. I am also about to study, with a full tuition scholarship, for a doctorate in carefully reading and drafting documents so that they are free of errors and adhere to rules. This is very similar to the job of an FM. Are you familiar with ModeratorCP? If I recall, I used it on this forum as a GM before GMs were tasked purely with in game duties. It was relatively intuitive. How long do you plan to stay on the team?: I can commit at least 8 months of activity, but will need to evaluate my schedule once I reach law school. I believe that the average staff burnout rate is much faster than that, so I hope that 8 months is seen as a long rather than a short time. I may continue after beginning law school as well.
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    The Heartland Schism

    Brother Alaric ponders empty chairs.
  9. email to aetosion: miss you friend   AiiM

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      Aetosion

      :) happy new year friend

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    [Denied]Aetosion's GM Re-Application

    Trial Application Minecraft name/s: Aetosion, but have lately been using alt named Wyr, as I have not been able to remember the email attached to my old mojang account. Age: 20 in a couple weeks Timezone: EST, GMT-5 Skype/Discord: Yes What is your availability: Primarily available 1-5 pm weekdays and mornings/evenings for a couple hours each. I’m a full time college student. Tell us an issue you currently experience on the server: As a player returning after a year or two hiatus, I’m able to see the server from fresh eyes. I’ve had some issues getting back into the swing of things and figuring out plugin and RP changes since I last played. It’s been really eye opening to see the server from the perspective of a new player again, just as I’ve seen it in the past from the perspective of nation-leader and GM. How do you feel individual GMs should present themselves?: If there’s one thing I learned as a GM, it’s a customer service job. 90% of a GM’s job is communicating with players, whether in modreqs, whitelists, GM chat, etc. You’ve got to keep calm, happy, friendly, and always transparent and available when players need you. It’s also vitally important to work with others on the team to push the server forward and constantly innovate and refine the player experience, both through patronage and cooperation with the Dev and Admin team and execution of the player-focused GM duties with team goals in mind. How do you feel the GM team collectively should present itself?: The team should have visionary management leading it step by step to develop as a unit and further the growth of the server. I served on the GM team for a while, and saw a few different team leads cycle through. The team had the most direction, the highest morale, and the best approval rating from the server when there was someone at the helm who respected his “employees”, and also worked with the team to push everyone forward and develop each GM’s strengths and weaknesses, and keep everyone from burning out by setting and reaching achievable goals. Please list three players who will vouch for you: Heff, dibliusmaximus, Harold What is your relationship with the members of the current GM Team?: Recognize some old faces from a bit ago: Tythus, 501, Telanir, Harold, and DrakeHaze at the very least. I had a good relationship with all of them, and spent a year or two playing in the same noble house as Drake/Harold, the latter of whom was my first friend on the server. I also might have built siege weapons on contract for Beast once as well, if I’m correctly placing the name. What are your finest and worst traits?: As relevant to this position, strengths: Experience, Impartiality, Intelligence. Weaknesses: Spent too much time on skype, returned to server recently, most LotC experience with human nations Tell us about your time on Lord of the Craft: My signature’s a great resource for bios and history of my time on LotC in character, and I’d suggest taking a quick moment to read through it now if you’re interested! As for me as a player, I joined in Anthos as a confused 14 year old soldier with dreams of grandeur and ended up having all kinds of wild adventures and the opportunity to make an impact on the world’s history as king, scribe, pontiff, politician, and staff member. It’s been an awesome experience and has definitely shaped my willingness to take leadership positions and has guided me in my choice of career, the practice of Law. Not too long after assuming the helm of MT Lead, I started my freshman year of college. I found my school coursework and the time demands of pledging a fraternity too extreme to maintain activity as a GM and team lead while still sleeping at night. Realizing this, I promptly stepped down, and while it was a good decision for my grades and social life as a college freshman, I regretted not being able to finish the job I started on LotC. In large part because of my time serving in various posts on LotC, I felt comfortable to work towards and successfully run for executive board positions in my college social fraternity and in my university’s student government. After years shaping the LotC Human church and state, I went on to pursue Classics and Religion majors with minors in Latin and Philosophy. I see reflections of philosophical concepts in my experiences in LotC politics, and see popular ideas of society and ethics and nobility reflected in the literature I read both on the forums and in class. It’s been a really cool couple years of study. My time as a GM was itself eventful (in a good way, never had any issues with players or PEX other than this one time I accidentally voxeled with too many 0s and had to trigger a restart), and I had the opportunity to make a lasting difference on the server. My main focus was on was improving war rules, which I did by putting together a chat of nation leaders, marshals, and GMs and hammering out some sweet rules that everyone could agree on, and the player experience and relationship to staff. I was always present to go after modreqs and answer posts on the forum. I’ve taken almost two years off from LotC, but I’m now in a part of my life where I have enough time to play a few hours of LotC a day again (and a girlfriend cool enough to let me), so I’d rather like to give it a go. What parts of the server are you most interested in? Figured I had to reapply after the call for war-interested Gm applicants. My time on LotC has been spent leading human nations politically and directing them militarily. My first character was a Flay bannerman. The ones that followed after were King who was veteran of many battles and commander of his own forces, a High Pontiff well known for the militancy of his reign and the Order of St. Lucien which served him, and an elderly scribe who incited a civil war with his writings. LotC human history, lore, politics, and war, have been an otium for me on and off for the last five years. Other than yourself, who of the current applicants would you like to see on the GM Team?: Geo’s the man, would be hyped to be on the GM Team with him again. Link me a good song: Acid Rain by Chance the Rapper
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    [Complete]Need Castle Built

    A flyer is visible in major trade hubs around Vailor, "To whom it may concern, I, Edward H., am in need of a stately, yet defensible, castle of small to medium size to be built in my land. I will compensate the architect in minas or iron depending on preference. I need this project completed within the coming Saint's week. Provide examples of your past work in your response, and send bird to me by care of my aide."
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    A Holy Land

    Brother Philip of Koviran, worn and haggard by days of travel, embarks at last upon the ship sailing southward towards the Holy Lands. [[signed]]
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    Very Odd Appeal [Aeto]

    Claimed, will be speaking to you shortly. Update: Having technical issues, working with dev team.
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    [Denied] Zezimus's Fm Application

    Applicant has reaffirmed his interest in the FM post, and requested that this thread be moved back to applications.
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