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xx March 2015 recipient of the "Order of Ori'ramikad"
Mar 02, 2015, 05:41 PM by Kensnaps

It is with great pleasure that I announce the March 2015 recipient of the "Order of Ori'ramikad".

Marie Moinet/Karas from Orar Galaar Clan (France, Europe).

From the nomination:
Hello,

I have a candidate for you. Please help her get what she deserve. Also sorry for my english, I tried to do my best. You can correct errors if you want. :)
I added a french version of my text because it is dedicated to all french speakers in Europa. I don't know if you would add it but it still can be interesting ...
I am Wakrust (Wak'Rust), or Jeremy Jasko, from Twin Suns Clan (Belgium).

The candidate :
Real name : "Marie Moinet"
Forum name : "Karas"
Character name : "Vi Caeirn"
Orar Galaar Clan

Member since 2012


I'm not really interested in those awards, neither she is. But I feel like I own her this after 1 year on the MERCS forum. Once I arrived on the forum, I had no idea of what to do for my costume. I was looking for topics with great projects. My english was poor and it was really difficult for me to speak or answer topics on international sections. There was no Belgium clan when I arrived, and no Belgian french speaker in the OM's (Belgium is a 2 parts country where people speak dutch in the north and french in the south). Then I discovered the Orar Galaar section. I could finally express myself, with my words. It must be like be cured of asthma... Take a deep breath.

There are not that much french speakers in the MERCS, and everyone knows each others (at least in Europa). But there is 1 person in the Orar Galaar who is always there to help you when you need it : Karas. She helped me on EVERY step of my armor from the early beginning, and still gives me advices to improve my costume. She is obviously the most present OM on the Orar Galaar section and always was since I arrived. Every time I posted a question on the forum, I got an answer the next day. She takes care of everybody's questions, gives links and post pictures to explain what she means. Simply go see my WIP topic on the Orar Galaar section, you'll understand what I mean. Without her, my costume would still be a WIP, and a mess.

I think nobody in the OG section can deny she's really dedicated to the section. There must be like 5 or 6 'active' WIP topics today, and she still gives feedbacks and advices to forum members as she did for me 1 year ago. Even better, she gave me the desire to stay active and do the same with 'new' french members. I'm lucky to have a great clan in Belgium today with kind and funny vode. But the Orar Galaar clan will stay my second clan and family forever, largely because of her.

Because we were the 'most addicted' members of the Orar Galaar section, we met on facebook with other forum members. I'm speaking with her and 2 other members for some months now and she keep giving me feedbacks on art related stuff, as the Logo of the Twin Suns clan, business cards and personal projects. We share links, we discuss about other future members projects to give them advices, and recently, she agreed to come in Belgium to troop with me in a french Belgian convention, so I'm not the only OM to speak french. Even if I never met anyone from the Orar Galaar clan, I would still call her a mentor and a friend.

Thank you Karas.
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Je ne m'intéresse pas trop aux récompenses, et elle non plus. Mais je pense que je lui dois bien ça après 1 an passé sur le forum MERCS. Une fois débarqué sur le forum, je n'avais aucune idée de par où commencer pour mon costume. J'étais à la recherche de topics contenant de chouettes projets. Mon anglais était très mauvais et il m'était difficile de poster et répondre aux topics des sections internationales. Il n'y avait pas encore de clan Belge lorsque je suis arrivé, et aucun Membre Officiel belge parlant le français (la Belgique est divisée en deux parties linguistiques où l'on parle le néerlandais au nord et le français au sud). Puis j'ai découvert la section Orar Galaar. Je pouvais enfin m'exprimer avec mes propres mots. C'était probablement comme être guéri de l'asthme ... Une grande bouffée d'air.

Il n'y a pas tant de francophones que ça dans les MERCS et tout le monde se connait (en Europe en tout cas). Mais il y a 1 personnes des Orar Galaar qui est tout le temps là pour vous aider en cas de soucis : Karas. Elle m'a aidé depuis le début à CHAQUE étape de création de mon armure, et me donne toujours aujourd'hui des conseils pour améliorer mon costume. Elle est de toute évidence l'OM la plus présente sur la section Orar Galaar et elle l'était déjà à mon arrivée. À chaque fois que je posais une question, j'avais une réponse le lendemain. Elle prend soin de répondre aux questions de tout le monde, elle donne des liens ou poste des images pour illustrer ses propos. Allez voir mon topic WIP sur la section Orar Galaar, vous comprendrez ce que je veux dire. Sans elle, mon costume serait encore à l'état de projet et beaucoup moins réussi.

Je pense que personne dans la section Orar Galaar ne peut nier qu'elle est très active et vouée à la section. Il doit y avoir 5 ou 6 topics WIP actifs aujourd'hui, et elle continue d'y conseiller les membres du forum comme elle le faisait avec moi il y a 1 an. Encore mieux, elle me donne l'envie de rester actif sur celui-ci et d'aider moi aussi les 'futurs' membres officiels. Je suis très chanceux d'avoir aujourd'hui un chouette clan en Belgique avec des membres très sympas. Mais le clan Orar Galaar restera à jamais mon second clan et seconde famille, et ce en grande partie grâce à elle.

Puisque nous étions les membres les plus 'accros' à la section Orar Galaar, nous avons pris contact sur Facebook avec d'autres membres du forum. Je parle souvent avec elle et 2 autres membres depuis quelques mois et elle continue de me donner son avis sur des projets d'art, comme le logo du clan Twin Suns, des cartes de visite, et d'autres projets personnels. On partage des liens, on discute des projets des futurs membres pour leur donner des conseils, et elle a récemment accepté de m'accompagner à une convention Belge francophone pour que je ne sois pas le seul OM à parler français. Même si je n'ai encore jamais rencontré qui que ce soit du clan Orar Galaar, je serai à jamais tenté de la définir comme un exemple et une amie.

Merci pour tout, Karas. 


Oya
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xx Mercs 'Geeokonomicon' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:27 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Biloxi, MS (USA)
Date: December, 12-14, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Veshok
Buurenaar Verda Clan
Mission Objective: To raise awareness of the Mandalorian Mercs, take pictures, and bring smiles to faces

Invasion Report:
Veshok Clan and Buurenaar Verda Clan descended on Biloxi in force for the first annual Geekonomicon. Throughout the three days there were many pictures taken and smiles brought to many faces.

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Original Report by: Jaing Garr
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xx Mercs '501st Legion Wedding ' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:26 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Mobile, AL (USA)
Date: August, 31, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Veshok
Mission Objective: To celebrate the wedding of two members of the 501st Legion

Invasion Report:
Veshok Clan was invited to attend a wedding between members of the 501st Legion. Clan members participated in introducing the married couple for the first time and took many pictures with the wedding guests

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Original Report by: Jaing Garr
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xx Mercs 'Modesto 2014 Holiday light parade' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:25 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Modesto, CA [USA]
Date: December 6th, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Teren
Mission Objective: March in the parade, bring on the Holiday cheer

Invasion Report:
Once again, Teren clan was invited to join with the 501st, and rebel legion for the city of Modesto's annual holiday parade, this year, the theme was "let the be rock!" Hence the guitar carrying mandalorian

After the parade, All the groups went to Fudruckers for dinner together and had a grand time.

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Original Report by: Cdr. ch'ren Jud'se
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xx Mercs 'Zumba Fitness Toys for Tots 2014' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:23 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Ho-Ho-Kus NJ (USA)
Date: December 14,2014
Clan(s) Involved: Raquor'daan Clan
Falco Clan
The Dark Alliance
Mission Objective: To Mingle with and entertain the attendees at the 2014 Zumba Fitness Toys for Tots Fundraiser.

Invasion Report:
On the 14th of December, Raquor'daan and Falco clans, along with the Dark Alliance attended the first annual Toys for Tots fundraiser at Beautiful Bodies Bootcamp which was Hosted by Raquor'daan Member and Zumba Instructor  Bes'laar Meridian. For two hours the Mercs  shook their Shebs, mingled, and took photos whit everyone there. Santa Himself even came over and asked for his picture to be taken with the Mercs! When all was said and done, over $800 was raised and two car loads of toys donated to the cause.

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Original Report by: Valo Tonar
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xx Mercs 'Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:22 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Glendale, Az
Date: December 12, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Shonare Vhekadla
Mission Objective: Raffle to Raise Money for LWI

Invasion Report:
The Shonare Vhekadla hosted a 50/50 raffle for the LWI.  The raffle received $84 dollars total.  Winner received $42, but then decided donated it back to the charity.  As a thank you the winner received a star wars print, another donated item to the group from a local artist and former Mandalorian Merc, Inya Motir.  Some of the mandos kicked in some extra donations to make the donations an even $100. 

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Original Report by: Sinj Kraytbane
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xx Mercs 'O'Charley's Pancake Breakfast' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:21 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: O'Fallon, MO
Date: December 13th, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Nexu
Mission Objective: To support the Ronald McDonald House

Invasion Report:
A member of Nexu Clan trooped alongside members of the 501st Legion's 70th Explorers to support the Ronald McDonald house in an annual Pancake Breakfast.

The mercs, troopers, and Vader took pictures with fans, and chowed down on pancakes with fellow Star Wars fans of all ages.

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Original Report by: Mav Nexu
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xx Mercs 'Toy Anxiety Toy Drive' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:20 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Phoenix, Az
Date: December 6, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Shonare Vhekadla
Mission Objective: Toy Drive to use for Local Charity Events & Costumer Hospital Visit Events

Invasion Report:
The Mandalorian Mercs trooped at Toy Anxiety to bring in toy donations and take pictures with the kids.  They battled Predator with Deadpool's Bazooka, had friendly conversations with both Stormtroopers and Jedi alike, and one unruly R2-D2 chased a few mercs around! 

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Original Report by: Sinj Kraytbane
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xx Mercs 'Dallas Children's Christmas Parade' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:19 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Dallas, tx
Date: 12/6/2014
Clan(s) Involved: Murraan
Mission Objective: Participate in the 27th annual Dallas Children's parade providing entertainment to the children and families in attedance.

Invasion Report:
Clan Murraan worked closely with local members of the 501st and Rebel Legion to form a large Star Wars costuming group that marched in Dallas' annual Christmas parade. Cooperation between the 3 group was exemplary and the crowds in attendance responded very well to the showing.

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Original Report by: Varlo
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xx Mercs 'Elf Fantasy Fair Arcen 2014' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:18 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Arcen, NDL
Date: September 20th-21st, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Clan Diryc Vhetin
Jai'galaar Clan
Twin Suns Clan
Mission Objective: Raising awareness of MMCC

Invasion Report:
On the 20th of september 2014, the little town of Arcen in the south of Holland got invaded by the most bizarre creatures and human beings. Amongst them were the Mandalorian Mercs.
Three Clans joined in to have a great weekend full of friendship, fun and even magical moments. There was even time to play and teach young children how to hunt down Jedi.
Because Mercs are great teachers, the children learned fast and all Jedi were turned in for cold, hard credits.

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Original Report by: Nayru Kar'ta
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xx Mercs 'Red Fist Cup Winter 2014' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 26, 2015, 07:17 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Moscow, Russia
Date: December 14, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Red Fist Clan
Mission Objective: Charity X-wing tournament

Invasion Report:
Red Fist Clan hosted another regular X-Wing board game tournament, organized by Ver'alor Alardis Kryze in association with the GeekGamers comunity, raising money for the charity fund "Danilovtsy". This time RFC managed to raise more than 200 USD for charity, promoting Star Wars and mandalorians.

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Original Report by: Rotger Kryze
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xx Mercs 'SciFi Take Over of Crean Lutheran High School ' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 20, 2015, 07:12 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Irvine, CA (USA)
Date: December 5, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Haran'galaar
Manda'galaar
Mission Objective: Helping the MUN delegates to raise funds for Feed the Children and for their own conference. 

Invasion Report:
Manda’galaar and Haran’galaar Invaded Crean Lutheran High School, located in Irvine, California, alongside The 501st Legion, Southern California Garrison, Rebel Legion-Sunrider Base, Empire Saber Team, Hollywood Optimus Prime, San Diego Bumble Bee, Kids Can Cosplay, Trinity Cosplay,The Dark Empire, and Man Of Steel.

The Club was able to participate in MUN’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser to help raise funds for their club. The Costumers were able to help the MUN Club, on campus raise about $1,136.16 for both the conferences that Model United Nations delegates participate in, but also Feed the Children. Model United Nations will be donating $360 to Feed the Children, which will feed 900 school children in a 3rd World Country.

All of the teachers, faculty members, and students had a fun time taking pictures with the costumers, abducting fellow teachers, faculty and staff, and other fellow students. A few of our future clan members took the liberty of making a jail cell for this event, so costumers were able to do a bounty hunt during the school hours.

During lunch, many were able to participate in a nerf gun game against the students and some faculty member. Not only were the funds that were raised incredibly high, this Invasion was run by students, who took charge of the event.

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Original Report by: Eerbes Semaj
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xx Mercs 'LaserLand Invasion' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 20, 2015, 07:11 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Moscow, Russia
Date: November 15, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Red Fist Clan
Mission Objective: Promoting Star Wars, charity fundrising

Invasion Report:
Red Fist Clan was invited to the grand opening of a big family leisure center. This invasion helped the Red Fist Clan to raise more than 500 USD for charity.

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Original Report by: Rotger Kryze
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xx Mercs 'Mayor’s 41st Annual Christmas Parade Hampden-Medfield, Baltimore'
Feb 20, 2015, 07:10 AM by Kebii'tra Verda

Invasion Location: Hampden-Medfield - Baltimore, MD (USA)
Date: December 7, 2014
Clan(s)/Squad(s) Involved: Falco Clan
Mission Objective: To invade the parade, inform the public about the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club and entertain the public.

Invasion Report: The Mayor’s 41st Annual Christmas Parade in Hampden-Medfield, Baltimore was invaded by two members of Falco Clan. Hukaatir Falco and Peregrine Falco were thrilled to support Kyrimorut Clan, Terrapin Base and Old Line Garrison at this holiday event. The parade is 2.5 miles long and winds through the Hampden-Medfield neighborhoods. Thousands of people lined up along the street or viewed the parade from their row houses. Over 150 marching units were in the parade and people were excited to see Star Wars characters. We had an R2-D2 and full-scale Landspeeder, along with some sweet rides from Chesapeake Jeep Club. Hukaatir and Peregrine walked alongside the Fettski's Mando Jeep, which had a Mythosaur skull cutout in the grill. Last year, the parade was cancelled due to inclement weather. We were fortunate to have sunny skies in 2014 to celebrate the holiday season.

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Original report by Iviin’kyr Falco
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xx Mercs 'Great Allentown Comic Con' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 20, 2015, 07:09 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Allentown, PA
Date: November 15,16, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Mav Oya'la
Falco
Raquor'daan
Mission Objective: To populate the pop culture gathering with costumes figures and promote and recruit for the Mandalorian Mercs.

Invasion Report:
Three clans came together over two days to populate the Great Allentown Comic Con in order to promote and recruit for the MMCC. Much interest was shown by attendees in the Mandalorian Mercs armor and weapons on display and many potential recruits were contacted.

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Original Report by: Khor Mariik
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xx Mercs 'Archaeologists for Autism' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 06:01 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Merrit Island, FL (USA)
Date: November 22nd, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Buurenaar Verda Clan
Mission Objective: Entertain attending fans!

Invasion Report:
One member of the BVC joined the 501st Makaze squad to promote and entertain fans at the Archaeologists for Autism event! This event was a blast for all who attended.

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Original Report by: Solus Raam
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xx Mercs 'World of Comics Toys for Tots Drive' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 06:00 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Kissimmee, FL (USA)
Date: December 6th, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Buurenaar Verda Clan
Mission Objective: Entertain attending fans!

Invasion Report:
One member of the BVC was at World of Comics, along with a member from Makaze squad of the 501st, to help promote and to entertain fans who came out to support the store and toys for tots. It was a great event for all in attendance.

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Original Report by: Solus Raam
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xx Mercs 'Relay for Life fundraiser at Tropical Smoothie' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 05:59 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Port St. Lucie, FL (USA)
Date: November 29th, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Buurenaar Verda Clan
Mission Objective: Draw fans and help entertain attendees. 

Invasion Report:
Four members of the BVC were at Tropical Smoothie in St. Lucie West to advertise and help draw in customers to Tropical Smoothie. The manager pledged 20% of all sales for the day to Relay for Life for event and raised close to $500 for Relay for Life. It was a fun event and the Mercs were proud to help.

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Original Report by: Solus Raam
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xx Mercs 'St. Jude Give Thanks Walk' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 05:57 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Orlando, FL (USA)
Date: November 22nd, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Buurenaar Verda Clan
Mission Objective: To show our support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 

Invasion Report:
The BVC brought the storm to the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk in Orlando by amassing a force of 10 Mercs and 2 recruits.  Despite the rainy weather there were hundreds of participants, families and supporters showing their love for the kids of St. Jude.  The Mercs were placed throughout the walk route to motivate and cheer on the walkers which they did in characteristic BVC style:  high fives, fist bumps, and as always with St. Jude...more cowbell!  With donations from individuals and proceeds from the sale of a special charity patch the BVC were able to contribute $600.00 to the $104,000.00 raised locally for this very worthy cause.

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Original Report by: Solus Raam
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xx Mercs 'Spirit Halloween' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 05:56 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Date: October 11th, 18th, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Vhetin'Ade
Mission Objective: Public Awareness, Store Attraction.

Invasion Report:
Clan Vhetin'Ade, along with the Costume Alliance (local charity based costuming organization) were at Spirit Halloween (a seasonal Halloween superstore) to enhance the atmosphere of the store.  This included everything from taking pictures with customers, to blending in with the displays, to patrolling outside.

A portion of all sales was donated to the Children's Wish Foundation.

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Original Report by: Kradox
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xx Mercs 'Path of the Jedi' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 05:56 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Melbourne, FL (USA)
Date: October 25th, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Buurenaar Verda Clan
Mission Objective: Entertain attending fans!

Invasion Report:
One member of the BVC joined fans and fellow troops from Makaze Squad of the 501st to entertain fans at the event. It was a fun time for all.

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Original Report by: Solus Raam
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xx Mercs 'Miami Trunk N Treat' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 05:55 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Miami, FL (USA)
Date: October 31, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Buurenaar Verda Clan
Mission Objective: Entertain attending fans!

Invasion Report:
One member of the BVC was at the Miami Trunk n Treat to entertain fans and take photos wit attendees. Is a fun night for all involved.

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Original Report by: Solus Raam
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xx Mercs 'Annual HUGS event' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 05:54 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Largo, FL (USA)
Date: November 1st, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Buurenaar Verda Clan
Mission Objective:  Join the 501st and Rebel Legion to invade the HUGs of Florida charity walk event. 

Invasion Report:
The Buurenaar Verda Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs joined together with the Tampa Bay Squad of the 501st Legion and the Ra Kura base of the Rebel Legion in order to invade this walk for children and families with neurological disorders. The troopers posed for photos, led the walk, cheered on the participants, and even hula hooped and danced to entertain the families.  A total of $5,601 was raised to support the charity.

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Original Report by: Solus Raam
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xx Mercs 'Children's Wish Walk' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 05:53 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Date: October 4th, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Vhetin'Ade
Mission Objective: Directing the walk participants, public awareness

Invasion Report:
Helping the Children's Wish Foundation celebrate 30 years, as well as 20,000 wishes granted.  Clan Vhetin'Ade, along with the Costume Alliance (local charity based costuming organization) participated as crossing guards, checkpoint personnel, as well as guides for the participants during the walk.

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Original Report by: Kradox
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xx Mercs '2nd Annual LEGO FURY @ ET Richardson Middle School' Invasion Debriefing
Feb 17, 2015, 05:52 AM by Kebii'tra Verda
Invasion location: Springfield, PA
Date: Nov 22, 2014
Clan(s) Involved: Mav Oya'la
Mission Objective: Provide security and characters for the robotics competition.

Invasion Report:
Mav Oya'la joined members of the 501st and Rebel Legion to provide a security presence and Star Wars atmosphere to the annual robotics competition.

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Original Report by: Khor Mariik
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