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Hi all, Quick update from CSP. As you'll all know, the Rite of Supremacy finished midnight last night. I'm very happy with the performance from the clan as a whole, how everyone came together, helped each other, and generally put out a...

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Hi all,

Quick update from CSP. As you'll all know, the Rite of Supremacy finished midnight last night. I'm very happy with the performance from the clan as a whole, how everyone came together, helped each other, and generally put out a really high level of participation in this event. It's been great to see many people entering every bin in the competition and I'm looking forward to the result.

In other news, Raiju has resigned from the position of proconsul. I'd like to take the time to thank Raiju for everything that he brought to the role, it's been a pleasure to work alongside someone with Raiju's level of experience, and he's been hugely beneficial for the clan as a whole, and my personal development, as I feel I've learned a lot from working with Raiju. I have decided to open the position up to the Dark Brotherhood as a whole; however, existing members of CSP will have a slight advantage due to their knowledge of the Clans inner workings.

Applications (in addition to the usual, why you think you'd be well suited, etc.) should include an analysis of the current strengths and weaknesses of the current administration, highlighting what we're doing well and how we can do better in the future. I'd also like to see any thoughts on what you think of the structure of the clan as it is, what you think of the current fictional backdrop and how this can be improved to provide a better experience for the membership.

Role of the Proconsul according to the wiki:

  • To assist the Consul with anything he/she requires
  • To monitor the activity of Quaetors and Aediles to make sure Houses are running smoothly
  • To assist in expanding the fictional role of the Clan within the Brotherhood
  • To make note of leaders and members within the clan worthy of promotions or medals
  • To promote activity within the Clan, Houses and Brotherhood as a whole
  • To uphold any values or beliefs your clan stands for
  • To assist in the creation of competitions, vendettas and feuds between your Clan and others
  • To assist new members in becoming oriented with the Brotherhood and Clan, to further the development of new members through instruction and guidance, to provide a timely answer to any questions a new member may hold
  • To keep track of what you have learned during your tenure to pass onto your successor and help train them for the job

I'm planning to make a decision on this within 1 week. Please get email applications to me, preferably in pdf format, by midnight on the 27th of November. And if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to send questions on Telegram to @ElinciaRei or email.

Elincia Rei Consul of Scholae Palatinae

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Welcome e-Sports fans, this is your commissioner, Alaris Jinn! With the Rite of Supremacy all locked up and grading underway, Drac is gonna go to sleep and has ordered for the Invitational Tournaments to go LIVE! What does this mean? It means the...

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Welcome e-Sports fans, this is your commissioner, Alaris Jinn!

With the Rite of Supremacy all locked up and grading underway, Drac is gonna go to sleep and has ordered for the Invitational Tournaments to go LIVE! What does this mean? It means the time to earn those lovely titles is NOW! These titles, in honor of one of our gaming greats, Frosty, will be awarded for those winning these respective brackets.

I will be sending out invitations to our Top 16 Jedi Academy participants from the past year based on points total thus far and placement in the RoS JA Tournament. Upon receiving it, you will have 72 hours to respond to the e-mail or you will be passed over for the next participant in the standings.

For Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and Hearthstone, I will operating a semi-open bracket. If you have previously participated in any of those events, you will automatically receive at least one bye round and be seeded. The previous champions will be granted at least two byes. Even if you have participated in these three before, please sign-up in order to opt-into this tournament.

Anyone else who wishes to participate may sign up using this handy-dandy form here. Sign-ups will conclude on November 30th at server reset. And matches will commence on December 1st.

Rules for these events are as follows:

  • The Rites of Combat are in effect.

  • Jedi Academy will follow the identical rules as the Rite of Supremacy.

  • Heroes of the Storm: 1v1 with only TWO AI with only 1 Warrior, 1 Assassin, 1 Support per team. Varian is not allowed. Best of One. Cursed Hallows

  • Hearthstone: Best of Three. Standard Decks Only. Deck changing between matches is permitted.

  • Overwatch: 1v1 Limited Heroes. Score to Win: 3. Best of 5. The Disabled Heroes list will be the default plus the following: Orisa, Sombra, Moira.

If there are any questions, please e-mail me at [Log in to view e-mail addresses].

I have the honour to be your obedient servant,

A (dot) Jinn

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Greetings all, The Rite of Supremacy nears its conclusion, as the final stages of the assault on Meridian Prime are upon us. The Brotherhood is in hot pursuit of Daggo Mouk and the mysterious artifact the Technocratic Guild has furnished to the...

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Greetings all,

The Rite of Supremacy nears its conclusion, as the final stages of the assault on Meridian Prime are upon us. The Brotherhood is in hot pursuit of Daggo Mouk and the mysterious artifact the Technocratic Guild has furnished to the Collective, and your actions will help determine the outcome of the Brotherhood's struggle against the Collective on Meridian.

There's still time for putting the finishing touches on competitions entries, with a little over 24 hours on all competitions! Phase III and Event Long competitions close at the end of the day (UTC/site time) on November 19th. So far, we have had nearly 800 entries across the first two phases of the event from nearly 150 different members. We are excited to see the culmination of the last month's work by our Clans, particularly in the Event Long competitions. Remember, this event emphasizes participation in the relative ranking of our Clans, so make sure to participate in as many bins as possible and earn your Clan both credits and the prestige of victory!

Good luck to all!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Grand Master of the Brotherhood

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With the Rite of Supremacy drawing to a close, I'd like to remind those that have (or are planning to) submitted to the second puzzle competition to double check the rules for submission before uploading it to the site. Specifically: *...

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With the Rite of Supremacy drawing to a close, I'd like to remind those that have (or are planning to) submitted to the second puzzle competition to double check the rules for submission before uploading it to the site. Specifically:

  • Screenshot images must be uploaded directly to the site (i.e. no word files), and must show the number of pieces used to complete the puzzle.

I had to invalidate a number of submissions last time due to the above, and I'd really like to avoid that this time.

Thanks!

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Message from the Fist Note on Rite of Supremacy Bracket Completion We are about five days away from the end of the Rite of Supremacy. I am concerned that the brackets will not be complete prior to the end of the competition. Setting up matches is...

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Message from the Fist

Note on Rite of Supremacy Bracket Completion

We are about five days away from the end of the Rite of Supremacy. I am concerned that the brackets will not be complete prior to the end of the competition.

Setting up matches is a member responsibility. I will (and have) become involved if there is a dispute or if members are having difficulty in receiving responses from their opponents.

To push these along and to avoid a situation where no placements are given, the following timelines must be adhered to from this point out.

The following matches must be complete by Friday at site reset:

Jedi Academy Bracket

  • Qyriea v.s Jurdan
  • Kell Palpatine Dante vs. Nobilus

Heroes of the Storm Bracket

  • Grot vs. Aiden Dru

If these matches are not complete, I will advance members based on a random coin flip.

The Final four will play each other to determine First and Second place. The losers of the two final four matches will play for third place.

Those matches must be complete by the end of the competition. If not matches are completed, I will be forced to only award participation.

All members who owe matches will receive an email from me shortly. I will ask you when you are planning on playing your matches.

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Please do the right thing and get your matches played. People are waiting on you.

-Dracpool, out.

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Greetings programs! Phase III of the Team fiction event has started! You only have seven (7) days to finish the story. The objectives are straightforward. Bring some much-needed justice to the Brotherhood. That is all. Best of luck to all teams!...

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Greetings programs!

Phase III of the Team fiction event has started!

You only have seven (7) days to finish the story. The objectives are straightforward. Bring some much-needed justice to the Brotherhood.

That is all. Best of luck to all teams!

Relevant links:

Objective-Based Team Fiction comp,

Objective-Based Team Fiction wiki

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Rite of Supremacy: Meridian - Phase III Welcome to Phase III of the Rite of Supremacy: Meridian! This Phase starts now and ends on November the 19th. There are six competitions to participate in this Phase, but don’t forget the Event-long comps as...

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Rite of Supremacy: Meridian - Phase III

Welcome to Phase III of the Rite of Supremacy: Meridian!

This Phase starts now and ends on November the 19th. There are six competitions to participate in this Phase, but don’t forget the Event-long comps as well.

Fiction update

In Phase II members have made various choices, primarily in the Objective-based team fiction comp and the Fiction comp, that influenced where the fiction for this event has moved.

  • In the fiction comp, most of the participants have chosen Objective 2: Neutralize: Intel from the Advanced Inquisitorius Network (AIN) indicates that Meridian is a major asset to Capital Enterprises, which serves as the financial backbone of the Collective. Taking the stations critical systems offline is a surefire way of sending a crippling blow back into the spine of the Collective by removing a key aspect of their business operations.

  • In the Objective-based team fiction most of the teams have chosen the Sabotage path: Reach the prison’s AI core to recycle the life support and free the prisoners. Prepare for a riot as many prisoners are powerful Force Users and Non-Force Users.

These choices influenced the story and will become canonical.

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AIN:\Encrypted Stream: Active

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...D01376F.6H6B

...Intel Brief 002

...Authorization code: SE-42X

“Consuls. You have each received the latest intel briefs on Operation: Meridian...”

Equinox I

Meridian Prime Space Station Orbit

Rimward of Kessel

36 ABY

Ness’arin Ohnaka stood on the bridge of the ship that served as the mobile command center for the Inquisitorius. Surrounding her was the Inquisitorius’ top Operators, each working in teams to coordinate and monitored the ship and its respective systems. While the Listener ships fueled the Advanced Inquisitorius Network (AIN) datastream, the Raider-II class Corvette— Equinox I—was nimble enough to not draw too much attention to itself, and, if necessary, retreat to hyperspace for safety. This made it the perfect vessel for maintaining more direct oversight over remote operations that extended beyond the humble reach of Arx and the Iron Forces.

“Our current situation is as follows,” the Director of the Inquisitorius began. The Weequay’s leathery skin hid any signs of fatigue she might have been experiencing. Her silver eyes remained acutely focused on the holocamera in front of her, her expression calm as stillwater.

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Competitions list - Phase III

You can find the main competitions listing here: Competition: Rite of Supremacy: Meridian

Phase III

Don’t forget to do the Event long competitions

Important reminders

Objective-Based Team Fiction

The Objective-Based Team Fiction Phase II lasts until 23:59 (11:59 pm) of the 11th. Phase II starts at 00:00 on the 12th regardless of Phase II posts or outcomes.

Communication and questions

Please remember to send us e-mails with your questions, don’t send us PMs. It’s easier to track, reply and follow.

Time to fight!

That’s about it for now, ladies and gentlemen!

Take your war faces into the fray and show us what you can do. May the best Clan win!

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Greetings all, A friendly reminder that the Phase II competitions in Rite of Supremacy - Meridian close in just a few hours! Get your entries in, and good luck to all!

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A friendly reminder that the Phase II competitions in Rite of Supremacy - Meridian close in just a few hours! Get your entries in, and good luck to all!

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Message from the Fist Aloha DB Gamers! We’re almost through Phase II of the Rite of Supremacy. I hope you are enjoying all of the events. This month I will cover the update to the GMRG leaderboard as well as some year in review statistics for...

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Aloha DB Gamers! We’re almost through Phase II of the Rite of Supremacy. I hope you are enjoying all of the events. This month I will cover the update to the GMRG leaderboard as well as some year in review statistics for FY18.

Here’s the TL;DR.

  1. GMRG Score Calculation Change
  2. Year in Review!
  3. Rite of Supremacy Notes/Comments

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GMRG Score Calculation Change

What is Changing: Beginning next quarter (1 Jan 2019), the GMRG Score Calculation formula will be updated to include placement in Fist-run quarterly competitions.

Reasoning

The GMRG leaderboard calculation has remained unchanged since inception. At its core, it is designed as a competitive environment that showcases the club’s best gamers. The current setup does not highlight the best gamers; it highlights the most prolific gamers. A couple of months ago, I announced a major shift from cluster counts (all gaming methods) to a PvP based score. I anticipated that this announcement would breathe some life into our PvP games prior to the shift.

That shift never happened, and so I cancelled the change to a PvP-only model. Simply put, the club prefers cooperative gaming (PvE and PvO) over pure PvP. Even with the change cancelled, the crux of the issue remained: The GMRG Leaderboard was still not the competitive “end-game” event that it is supposed to be.

I viewed the desired endstate for GMRG change from the following points:

  • Continue to place value on all Clusters earned through casual gaming
  • Place an emphasis on competition over casual gaming
  • Bring crescents and novae into the computation for the GMRG Leaderboard

Currently, the GMRG Leaderboard only takes Clusters of Earth and Fire into account when calculating a score. Clusters of Fire count for two points, and Clusters of Earth count for one. That formula looks like this:

Total CF Earned In a Quarter (2) + Total CE Earned in a Quarter=GMRG Score

As we have discussed before, this score is not indicative of who the best gamer in the club is, but rather who the members are that take the time to submit the most activities.

What the GMRG Leaderboard completely ignores is skill or winning.

Skill is a nebulous term that doesn’t transcend gaming platforms. Somebody that is exceptionally good at Jedi Academy is not necessarily going to be good at a FPS like Destiny, a MOBA like Heroes of the Storm, or a CCG like Hearthstone. Moving to a PvP Score would actually exacerbate the problem of people limiting themselves to a single platform. In short, “Git gud” at a single game and continue to spam matches for that single platform.

As the word “Leaderboard” is generally associated with actually winning something, it seems right that we include the act of winning into the calculation. Crescents and Novae are the primary awards this club provides to show that you actually won an event. Even in cluster race competitions, crescents are the main reward.

The New Formula

With the above discussion points in mind, I developed the following formula:

CE(.01) + CF(.02) + (a+b+c) = GMRG Score

  • a=10 (Number of 1st Place Finishes in Quarterly Gaming Comps)

  • b=5 (Number of 2nd Place Finishes in Quarterly Gaming Comps)

  • c=3 (Number of 3rd Place Finishes in Quarterly Gaming Comps)

This formula places a smaller (yet still relatively significant) modifier on Clusters of Earth and Fire. In this model, 1000 CFs/2000 CEs are worth a Diamond Crescent/Gold Nova. That is a lot of time invested, and is much harder to do for the vast majority of the club than earning a crescent or nova would be. This model excludes participation from the calculation, which is a slight departure from how we score events like the GJW or Vendettas. This is intentional. Participation will net you credits and promotion credit. It will not positively impact your GMRG score. That will only be done by winning crescents or by earning clusters, or any combination of the two.

How This Will Actually Work

First, let me make this clear: only SPECIFIC Fist-run competitions will be a part of this score calculation. Non-Fist DB Wide/Clan/House/Battleteam gaming competitions will not factor into this score. Only Fist staff will have this option, and it will only be used for official GMRG Leaderboard container competitions.

This change places a requirement on me to run enough objective gaming competitions each month to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for members to place. That is something that I already do, so it’s not a major change for me or my staff. Generally, I run 3-4 competitions a month as part of a monthly gaming event. The current monthly container awards crescents to the individuals who place (or in some rare cases, participate) the most over the course of a month.

With this change, instead of a monthly competition, there will be four quarterly container competitions. All competitions that are part of those containers will be included in the score calculation. The containers will serve for organization purposes only and will not award crescents.

In the event of a GJW or Club-Wide event (like the Rite of Supremacy), I will include novae earned in the score calculation.

The method to rank up in the GMRG is not changing. A member’s comprehensive total of Clusters of Earth/Fire and Pendants of Blood are still the path to rank X. Placement in competitions will not have any effect on ranking up.

The requirements for each rank are listed on the GMRG Wiki Page.

James has already begun the necessary work to code this formula and a few Fist-Staff specific competition toggles.

This change will go live on 1 January 2019.

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Year In Review

It’s that time again! Another year of stats and numbers to show you all what gaming looks like in the DJB!

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Compare this with the score distribution to the model we are moving to. In a PvP Score centric

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Rite of Supremacy Notes/Comments

Couple of comments on the ongoing Rite of Supremacy Competitions

  • The two bracket queue competitions are ONLY for those members that are still in the bracket event. Do not queue for the bracket competitions unless you are actually about to play your match. If I see anyone idling in that queue, I will ask if you are about to play. If not, I will remove you from that queue. In the event that I do not catch someone idling and they wind up paired up with an opponent they are not matched with on the bracket, it is acceptable for members to decline that match. You will not be accused of match dodging, as the matches for the brackets are already set and managed by me.

  • Do not idle in the PvP Battles queue. I will remove anyone who has idled in queue longer for 24 hours or more. Announce your platform, queue, and wait on an opponent. When you are no longer going to play for the day, leave queue.

  • The chat restrictions will go back to normal at the end of the Rite of Supremacy. If you are unsure about what constitutes acceptable postings in DB Gaming, follow this format:

You: Anyone for X Game? (You enter the queue for the bot)

Opponent: I will play. (Opponent enters queue)

Bot: Matches you. Bot: Reports Score

You and opponent give a hearty “GG” or “Thanks for the Matches”

  • Do not ask for help or clarification for competition guidelines in DB Gaming. Email me with issues or questions. I will respond to email only. I am keeping a log of all issues that come up with games, matches, and competitions so I can see if issues are systemic. For basic questions, your clan leaders can help you. If enough people have the same issue, I will issue a clarification or update so everyone in the club has the same understanding. I will delete anything not related to matchmaking (yes, if you are looking for casual gaming you can post that you are playing, just state you are doing non RoS gaming), or posts from a member of the DC related to the Rite of Supremacy.

  • I am the only person processing gaming submissions right now. I will process everything under the 24 hour mark, but with a job and a wife and life outside this club, it may take me longer than normal to process everything. I will guarantee that anything submitted will be processed within 24 hours. Do not email me and ask me to process clusters prior to site reset unless your items have been in queue for 23 hours and 59 minutes.

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Admin and Policy Reminders

All current Gaming and Fist Policies can be found on the Gaming Information page. I suggest that all members read this page as it has some great info. I will make sure this page stays updated to reflect all current office policies. I do not want to confuse anyone, especially with what is and is not allowed in the DB Gaming Telegram room.

Other items of note:

  • The staff has 24 hours from the time you submit gaming activity to approve it. If your submission has been sitting for longer than that, there is a problem. If it hasn’t, there is no problem. The staff do their best to process gaming submissions as quickly as possible, but they are real people with real lives. I do not expect them to sit behind a computer processing gaming submissions all day, and neither should any of you.

  • Solo submissions are never acceptable for Clusters of Earth/Fire. My staff and I will reject any that come in. You must play with at least one other DB member, no exceptions. This is not changing any time in the near (or far) future.

  • Pendants of Blood are not acceptable for submission to cluster-counting competitions. If we see them, we will remand the request.

  • Reminder: Feel free to run Gaming competitions DB wide. Gaming is a slightly different community, and is one of the few that consistently brings club members together outside of the competitive environment. Most of the people I currently game are all in different clans. By opening up your event DB-wide, you increase the pool of possible participants, which could allow for a crescent upgrade!

  • Reminder: While I sincerely appreciate having proposals/great ideas sent to me via telegram, please email the staff list (email is at the bottom of this report). I ask that your House and Clan leadership take a look at your proposals before you send them up. This isn’t to add a layer of bureaucracy, it’s because I’m sure they’d like to know how you are trying to help the club improve...helps with award and promotion recommendations and all that. Feel free to cc them on your email to me and my staff.

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I hope you are all enjoying the Rite of Supremacy. There were a lot of submissions in Phase I, and I hope to see even more in Phase II.

Good luck, mahalo, and keep on gaming!

-Dracpool, out.

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Rite of Supremacy: Meridian - Phase II Welcome to Phase II of the Rite of Supremacy: Meridian! This Phase starts now and ends on November the 5th. There are six competitions to participate in this Phase, but don’t forget the Event-long comps as...

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Rite of Supremacy: Meridian - Phase II

Welcome to Phase II of the Rite of Supremacy: Meridian!

This Phase starts now and ends on November the 5th. There are six competitions to participate in this Phase, but don’t forget the Event-long comps as well.

Fiction update

In Phase I members have made various choices, primarily in the Objective-based team fiction comp and the Fiction comp, that influenced where the fiction for this event has moved.

  • In the fiction comp, most of the participants have chosen Objective 1: to rescue Vance Kordall and pursue Kendra Icasta and the Shikari Huntresses

  • In the Objective-based team fiction most of the teams have chosen the Revenge path: to eliminate the captain of the Akan and extract valuable information from the computer core before the fleet destroyed the ship

These choices influenced the story and will become canonical.

Meridian

Mattock Station Arx Capital Exchange HQ Planet Arx orbit

Evant paced the distance between his chair and the wall, musing over the data recovered from the multiple lead and operations conducted in the past week by the Brotherhood. His gaze rose from the datapad momentarily, observing the empty conference room he and the many executives of Arx Capital Exchange used for meetings, only this time used as a briefing room for the Brotherhood’s leadership. The communique had been sent more than an hour ago and he was expecting their replies momentarily.

The first flicker of a holoprojection issued from the table-mounted device displaying the Consuls of Taldryan and Scholae Palatinae to Evant’s left. Arcona’s and Plagueis’ Consuls showed up moments later, with Naga Sadow’s and Odan-Urr’s Consuls appearing last. There was a palpable tension in the room as the assembly took stock of each other, the years-long feuds and suspicions bubbling up once more.

Read the full fiction update click here

New location: Meridian Prime space station

A new location is available. Both Phase II and Phase III will take place in this location.

Go check it out

Competitions list - Phase II

You can find the main competitions listing here: Competition: Rite of Supremacy: Meridian

Phase 2

Don’t forget to do the Event long competitions

Important reminders

Objective-Based Team Fiction

The Objective-Based Team Fiction Phase I lasts until 23:59 (11:59 pm) of the 28th. Phase II starts at 00:00 on the 29th regardless of Phase I posts or outcomes.

Gaming brackets

“Play your damn bracket matches and stop waiting until the end of the Phase” - Drac

Communication and questions

Please remember to send us e-mails with your questions, don’t send us PMs. It’s easier to track, reply and follow.

Time to fight!

That’s about it for now, ladies and gentlemen!

Take your war faces into the fray and show us what you can do. May the best Clan win!

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