Dark Brotherhood, Augur Locke Sonjie has served Clan Naga Sadow faithfully and with skill over the past two years. His recent decision to step down has ended the reign of one of our longest serving Consul's in Dark Brotherhood history (anyone...
Augur Locke Sonjie has served Clan Naga Sadow faithfully and with skill over the past two years. His recent decision to step down has ended the reign of one of our longest serving Consul's in Dark Brotherhood history (anyone over two years gets lumped in that esteemed category). Please take the opportunity to thank him for his service to CNS and the Dark Brotherhood as a whole.
With Locke's resignation, the position of CNS Consul is now open for applications. I have decided to open the position up to the Dark Brotherhood as a whole; however, existing members of Clan Naga Sadow will have a slight advantage due to their knowledge of the Clans inner workings. This is typically how we decide Consuls, but I don't think anyone has every formally said that Clan members have home field advantage. They do, in this case.
Applicants should provide a plan of action for Naga Sadow that covers the next 90 days. This plan of action should include leadership decisions below the position of Consul, planned activities to encourage fellowship within/without the clan, and how you see your role as the "up and out" voice of Clan Naga Sadow (IE, how are you going to work with me and the DC!).
Applicants should also keep in mind the myriad of requirements a Consul has and address those they deem pertinent in their application. Those requirements include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee and ensure the cohesive operation of all Houses in the Clan
- Work with the Grand Master and Brotherhood administrative staff to ensure that there is proper communication, activity and cohesion throughout
- Report to the rest of the Dark Council and the Clan on a regular and consistent basis
- Liaise between the Clan and the Dark Council: you represent your Clan on the Dark Council, and report important and significant Dark Council happenings to your
- Promote competitions, both internal and external, in which your members may participate
- Run Competitions internally; with other Clans and organize Clan feuds
- Reward and promote members of the Clan where appropriate
- Responsible for training new Summit Leadership
- Provides constructive criticism for subordinate leaders
- Guide all leaders, from Proconsul to Battleteam Leader, in their growth
- Welcome new members of the Clan and ensure smooth operation of Clan and House Envoys
- Manages any Clan Promotion Guidelines (APP through DJK)
- Maintain and develop a Clan “identity” including recording of Clan history, detail possessions and all other fictional aspects pertaining to the Clan
- Ensure that the Clan information in all Brotherhood publications, such as the Dark Voice, DSC, Codex and Covenant, are up-to-date
- Conduct himself in a mature and professional manner, leading by example both in terms of activity as well as adhering to the rules of conduct set forth by the Dark Council Leading in and being part of various projects either at the Dark Council level, or Clan and House levels as well
Applications are due to Mav and I no later than 3 March. We reserve the right to make a selection at any time between now and then.
Dark Brotherhood, I have initiated the Biennial Confirmation of the Justicar, per the Covenant, Section 5.02. Grand Master Cotelin has confirmed his desire to remain in the position of Justicar. The Electorate (defined below) will hold a vote...
I have initiated the Biennial Confirmation of the Justicar, per the Covenant, Section 5.02. Grand Master Cotelin has confirmed his desire to remain in the position of Justicar. The Electorate (defined below) will hold a vote following a 48 hour discussion period with Grand Master Cotelin. A simple majority will re-confirm the Justicar.
I have outlined the pertinent Covenant Sections below in order to maintain transparency, not just with the Electorate, but with our club as a whole. *Augur Sanguinius Tsucyra Entar will vote on behalf of CNS per the Voting rules set out below.
The formal Vote will be held on 27 February 2017.
Grand Master Pravus
Section 5.02 Appointment of the Justicar, Biennial Confirmation
(c) Biennial Confirmation - Every two years after the confirmation of a Justicar, the Justicar must be re-confirmed by the Electorate to remain in the position by a majority vote. If the Electorate does not re-confirm the Justicar, he will vacate the position upon confirmation of a successor.
Section 1.05 Voting
(a) The Electorate Defined – Unless otherwise stated, all votes called for under the Covenant will be votes among the Electorate, other than votes of the Star Chamber. The Electorate consists of (1) the sitting Grand Master; (2) the Justicar; (3) the full-time Dark Council members; and (4) the leader of each independent unit of the Brotherhood. In the event that there is a vacancy in the highest position in an independent unit, the vote will be made by the second-in-command. For the purpose of clarity, the term second-in-command as used in the Covenant refers only to a Proconsul to a Consul or an Aedile to a Quaestor. Praetors, Rollmasters, and other similar positions do not count as a second-in-command position. If there is no second-in-command eligible to vote, the Star Chamber will appoint a representative member of the unit to vote on behalf of its membership for any particular vote.
(b) Discussion Period Required - Any vote required by this Covenant must be preceded by Discussion Period that must last a minimum of 48-hours. During the discussion period, the voting members of the Electorate are free to ask any questions they may have, state any concerns or opinions, or ask to see other details which may be available to permit the Electorate to decide their vote. The Grand Master, Justicar or other member moving for the vote, as the case may be, must provide the requested information and answer questions where possible. At any time after the initial 48 hours, the Grand Master or Justicar may—but is not required to—call for the vote, at which time discussion does not end, but votes may be entered. Votes that are not received within 48 hours of the call for votes are considered to be abstentions.
(c) Quorum – In order to hold a vote of the Electorate, at least three-fourths of the positions within the Electorate must be filled with eligible voters. Unless otherwise noted in the Covenant section referencing a type of matter to be voted on, the member that moves for or otherwise calls the vote is still eligible to vote. In order to ensure that a vote cannot be tainted through the stacking of newly-appointed members, a member of the Electorate is only eligible to vote if he has been a member of the Electorate (in any position) for at least thirty days or has been second-in-command to a member of the Electorate for at least thirty days prior to the initiation of the voting process. As to unit leaders, if the member in charge of the unit is ineligible to vote, the second-in-command may vote if he would be eligible under the same rules. Otherwise, as to other members of the Electorate, if the member is deemed ineligible, the position is to be treated as if it were vacant.
(d) Vote Tallies, Abstention – Except to establish quorum, unfilled positions are not tallied in the voting totals in any fashion. If a position is empty, the total number of votes needed to pass a measure is reduced proportionally by one. Members of the Electorate are free to abstain from voting. Should a member abstain from voting, the required number of votes to pass the measure is not reduced. Any fractional number of votes required for a measure to pass will be rounded up to the next whole number. Any reference in the Covenant to a “majority” vote means a simple majority that exceeds 50% of the vote.
(e) Multiple Vote Prohibition – To the extent a member may be in multiple positions that would grant him two votes on the same topic, that member must choose in which voting capacity he will enter his vote. For example, a member that is in both the Electorate and the Star Chamber must choose to vote either as a member of the Electorate or as a member of the Star Chamber, and may not vote twice. This provision does not prevent any member from serving in dual capacities, only from voting on the same topic in dual capacities. As to unit leaders, if the member in charge of the unit chooses not to vote under this provision, the second-in-command may vote if he is otherwise eligible. Otherwise, as to other members of the Electorate, the position which is not voted is to be treated as if it were vacant.
(f) Voting Within Chamber of Justice Proceedings - The provisions of this section do not apply to any of the voting procedures used within the Chamber of Justice, its juries or the Appeals Panel.
Please read this post and then this one below, then return to this one! Hey all, We've just rolled out an update to the Character Sheet system, adding automatic unit conversion between metric and imperial for character height and weight. This...
We've just rolled out an update to the Character Sheet system, adding automatic unit conversion between metric and imperial for character height and weight.
This change required some internal database changes because we used to allow arbitrary text in those two fields, which has now been changed to only allow numeric values in order to ensure the automatic conversion always works. Due to the fact that we didn't want to manually go through all 6069 Character Sheets in the database, the conversion from text to numbers has mostly been done automatic, using some simple heuristics to determine what bits of the field to parse:
- If a unit of measure was supplied, the code assumes the field to be in that unit, taking the value as-is for metric, and converting it to metric if the unit was imperial (The database internally stores its values as metric)
- If two numbers were supplied, the metric one was chosen
- If no unit and only a number was filled in, it was assumed to be metric (as that's what the CS creator has always asked for)
- If no sane value was provided ("Anything goes", "Nobody knows", "Unknown", "Varies", "Don't ask a lady for her weight", etc.) the value was set to zero.
- Some stuff left over was updated manually (for example, some members supplied weight with/without armor, in which case the value without armor was chosen)
While this process should work perfectly for most cases, we can imagine there are cases where an incorrect value was chosen (for example when somebody filled in '6' as weight, which is a sane value in feet, but not so much in meters for most species), or the value was parsed wrong. In this case, please send an e-mail to me, Wally and Atra, no later than March 24, containing the affected Sheet IDs and correct values, and we'll make sure to get it fixed. Alternatively, you can just update your sheet and submit it, but that will not update archived sheets that may be attached to ACC fights.
Warning, This news post contains spoilers. Expand it to view the full post.
(Please read the other clan title announcement below, then come back to this one!)
Something was wrong.
Atyiru felt it the moment the doors to her office hissed open. The air, already too quiet in the absence of her once-loyal Proconsul, suddenly seemed to weigh on her, thick and oppressive. She felt her breath becoming shallow as he stepped into the room, the rhythmic cadence of his footfalls entirely oblivious of the sudden tension.
The next moment, Timeros Arconae, her brother and newly-appointed Rollmaster, took a knee and bowed his head. “Your Excellency.”
“Please, brother,” the Consul said, as she tried to recover her customary levity. Where...did that come from. “Must we stand on formality like this? I’d much rather you stand.”
“As you wish,” the Adept intoned, rising as smoothly as he had fallen before standing stock-still and silent, eyes fixed upon the Augur. “You requested a meeting.”
The question remained but unspoken, but Atyiru was adept at reading her brother’s cues. “I did. It appears there’s been a security breach at Dusk Station.”
Silence. Not a flicker of the eyes nor a word of response. Just a cold, waiting stare that lingered at the back of her head, poking at her memories.
“Brother…” she said, finally, leaning over across her desk. “I have the security logs. Mejas Doto was released on your orders.”
There was a momentary flicker of awareness in the Arconae’s eyes. When he spoke, however, his voice was dead and monotonous.
“His talents were required.”
“His talents?” The blind Augur raised an eyebrow. “I was unaware that he had any save in the field of murder, and we have others who are...amply equipped for that. Could you give me the cause?”
“It shall be apparent soon.”
“Brother, that will not suffice. You - ”
Atyiru’s incipient remarks were broken up by sudden noise from her office’s antechamber.
“The Consul is currently indisposed! You cannot -”
A loud crash silenced the protests, and the doors behind the Adept slid open, revealing four instantly-recognizably men. Strategos. Wuntila. James. Rayze. They stepped into the room with the casual organization of veteran killers, spreading around Timeros in a half-circle, hands on their sabers. Through the opened door, she could see Bly lie on the floor, clearly unconscious.
The Consul froze. Five men. Five Arconae. Five Shadow Heart Arconae, all armed. At long last, she recognized that deadened, dissecting look in her brother’s eyes: It was a look she’d seen him give to enemies on the battlefield.
She heaved a sigh, moving back her chair and fixing each of them with a stare through her blindfold.
“Well, then. A coup?” She managed a wry smile. “I suppose the dungeons did just get a few new empty spots.”
“Oh, Atyiru,” Strategos said pleasantly as he took a tentative step around the desk. “There’s no need to make this harder than it has to be.”
“Well, I suppose that if - “ the Consul’s words were interrupted by a storm of motion as she sprang from her seat, throwing herself bodily out of her chair and towards the door. She felt herself stop even as she began to move, however, her moment roughly arrested by five pairs of invisible hands that left her hanging in midair.
“Ah, yes. I thought that might come up,” Strategos sighed. “Very well. I suppose further talk is-”
“Superfluous to requirement, yes,” the Augur managed to say. “Whatever you came to do. Do it.”
James glanced at Rayze, who nodded before producing a dark sackcloth motion at Atyiru.
“Oh, you’re kidding me. I’m already blindfolded! I’m bli-”
The next instant, Wuntila’s fist came crashing down at her, and everything went black.
She awoke to a series of sharp stabs in her stomach.
“...awake,” a voice spoke close to her ears, indistinct through the sack, accompanied by another piercing sensation.
“Atyiru Caesura Entar.” This time, she recognized the voice. Timeros.
“Every action has a reaction.” James.
“Your actions have been seen.” Strategos.
“And judged.” Legorii.
“The consequences are yours to bear.” Rayze.
“Atyiru,” spoke the voice near her head, and recognizing him as Mejas. “We name you Atyiru Caesura Entar, di Tenebrous Arconae.”
“Rise, Consul,” intoned the group, as the pricks at stomach continued, slowly marking out the Clan sigil.
Today marks the two year anniversary of Atyiru as Arcona Consul. Over the past four years of her membership, she has repeatedly shown her value to the Clan. She has been a great artist, an amazing writer and an all-around enthusiastic participant. She has grown, too, within those years, and Arcona has grown with her. Leadership can be a tumultuous affair, and having seen it up close we can say that she has handled every crisis thrown at her with grace and wisdom.
As such, the Arconae have unanimously decided that it is time to add to our ranks, and welcome Atyiru as the thirteenth di Tenebrous Arconae. Congratulations, Abbles. <3
On behalf of the Arconae,
James and Tim
Three years ago this month Plagueis achieved something that many had thought we would never see: our returned to Clanhood. We, along with Taldryan, became the first houses to reach this milestone in quite some time. Many people in the Clan had...
Three years ago this month Plagueis achieved something that many had thought we would never see: our returned to Clanhood. We, along with Taldryan, became the first houses to reach this milestone in quite some time. Many people in the Clan had worked tirelessly to see this moment over the course of many years, but the man who became the newly minted Consul of the reconstituted Clan Plagueis did a lot to bring us to that goal. I know that, through his actions, he reminded many of us that our dedication to the family we had built was of more import than any external tribulations we might have faced. I have no doubt that the vibrant Clan we all share today would not have continued without the welcoming manner and steady hand that he brought to the home we all have grown so fond of.
As a more recent newly minted Consul, I made it one of my goals to recognize the work that Montresor had done to help bring us to the place we find ourselves today. It gives me great pleasure to report that Montresor has been approved by the assembled di Plagia for inclusion in our ranks. While it is not the norm to recognize one who is not within our Clan, I hope that this exception truly underscores the import of this action we have taken. One's contributions to their Clan should not be negated or rendered unimportant by a desire to serve the Brotherhood at large as Montresor has done, both in the Chamber of Justice and in service to the Grand Master. I'm sure many of us, both within Plagueis and without, owe some thanks to the work he has done there. I know that Plagueis and its members have benefited greatly from things he has helped bring about, such as the Promotion Assessment Tool that he provided the inspiration for.
In the end, however, Montresor should now proudly stand with his fellow di Plagia. There are few who have deserved it more!
Hi everyone, As of late, I have struggled to keep up with competing demands from real life and the Brotherhood. I am sure that this has been noticeable, as it has become increasingly difficult to satisfy my obligations in multiple places. After a...
As of late, I have struggled to keep up with competing demands from real life and the Brotherhood. I am sure that this has been noticeable, as it has become increasingly difficult to satisfy my obligations in multiple places. After a lot of thought, and the influence, advice, and guidance of many individuals I respect, a decision has been made. I will be leaving the position of Consul. I hope that this will provide good opportunities for others to lead the Clan. I am confident that whomever my successor is, they will do well.
I have had an exciting experience in these past two years. I've worked with a lot of great people. I've learned a lot from them, as I hope many of them have from me. I look forward to seeing what the future holds and hope that it is not only as good as the past couple of years, but even better.
I do not intend to disappear. I will return to my home in House Shar Dakhan, and continue as a member from there. Despite my currently busy schedule, I intend to be active and enjoy the Brotherhood from a different perspective.
Greetings all, I've spent my last few days as Rollmaster in a dark, dusty conference room, deciding. I had good company though! I had good company during my entire period as RM. Frosty Romanae and Sith 'Beef' Bloodfyre, thank you for...
I've spent my last few days as Rollmaster in a dark, dusty conference room, deciding. I had good company though! I had good company during my entire period as RM. Frosty Romanae and Sith 'Beef' Bloodfyre, thank you for your support, shared wisdoms and fun during this awesome time in the summit.
We had to make a decision, and a hard one that was. All applications were really good!
Thank you for that
After some additional questions... It was still a hard call... We see potential in all who applied.
It's official! Tarentum's new Rollmaster is... Drumroll..........
Kromtal Stormfyld, aka Darknyte.
I'm looking forward to his future accomplishments! Be on the lookout for his, soon to come, first Rollmaster Report.
Dark Jedi Brotherhood, DB v. Xanos Zorrixor resulted in a verdict that recommended expulsion. This recommendation resulted in a random website generated jury that has deliberated the facts of the trial. The jury has delivered a unanimous decision...
Dark Jedi Brotherhood,
DB v. Xanos Zorrixor resulted in a verdict that recommended expulsion. This recommendation resulted in a random website generated jury that has deliberated the facts of the trial. The jury has delivered a unanimous decision to expel Xanos Zorrixor. This decision was made following 24 hours of deliberation and discussion.
Grand Master Cotelin executed his duties as Justicar, but the decision to expel was the jury's and the jury's alone. Their deliberations, discussions, and decision were held outside of the Justicar and Grand Master's purview.
Jac and I have decided to release this result with a joint statement. This is an unfortunate event in the history of the Dark Brotherhood, but one that has exercised the very Covenant designed to protect our members. Trials, defenses, jury deliberations, and decisions were carried out in a professional manner and great care was taken to conduct all aspects of this case by the letter of the Covenant. Gone are the days where a club leader or random figurehead possesses the singular power to remove our members.
This case and the resulting expulsion are also a clear indication that a member's rank does not provide them a cloak of protection. Xanos was nearly our Grand Master, achieved the highest rank a non-Grand Master can achieve, and was a distinguished contributor to our club for many years. Despite these accolades, Xanos was not above the Covenant. He was warned by both Jac and I to stop his behavior, he was found guilty of Extremely concerning harassment, he repeated that harassment against the clear and repeated wishes of DJB member, and he did so with the knowledge that additional punishment would occur.
This is an unfortunate day for the Dark Brotherhood, but it is a day that has confirmed the fairness of our systems and processes for handling the most unfortunate situations we encounter. I am proud of the Justicar team and their tireless efforts to represent our club and its membership.
Grand Master Pravus
Staff Appointments Now that applications have closed, it's time for me to announce my decisions for our two vacant staff positions. First, I want to thank everyone that applied. Each and every one of you was qualified, and any of those that...
Now that applications have closed, it's time for me to announce my decisions for our two vacant staff positions. First, I want to thank everyone that applied. Each and every one of you was qualified, and any of those that applied could have been chosen. Everyone brought different skills, abilities, and qualities to the table. Given how close all applicants were in their overall suitability for the job, either with experience or with activity, I ended up looking at some slightly more obscure metrics upon which to base my decision. The position of wiki staffer is really one that can provide a starting point to leadership in the Brotherhood, or a gateway back into that realm. As such, I decided, all other things being equal, to prefer those that weren't holding other positions elsewhere. While this decision was motivated by the idea that I'd get to have these new staffer's undivided attention, it also let me strive for another goal as well. Often times these sorts of jobs are given to those that have already proven themselves, and that takes away the opportunity for others to prove themselves, too. Opening up more opportunities for advancement, not just in the medal/promo rat race but more importantly along the road from consumer to producer, is in and of itself a goal to be lauded.
It is in that spirit that it gives me great pleasure to welcome Meleu Karthdo and Tasha'Vel Versea to the Wiki Staff to fill our two vacancies. Both of them have tackled projects on the Wiki before (with Meleu having spent some time on the staff previously) and I have confidence that both will be able to make valuable contributions to the Wiki moving forward.
Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood - The Chamber of Justice has convened and issued a verdict in the pending case of DB v. Kadrol Hauen and Fallitar. The case involved a charge of cloning, a charge of false statements, and two charges of...
Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood -
The Chamber of Justice has convened and issued a verdict in the pending case of DB v. Kadrol Hauen and Fallitar. The case involved a charge of cloning, a charge of false statements, and two charges of cheating. The Chamber has issued a detailed verdict and Justicar Opinion for the case which can be found in the PDF file linked below. Please note that the written opinion is generally found on the page after announcement of the verdict.
The verdict was as follows:
Case #056 - DB v. Kadrol Hauen & Fallitar - Opinion PDF
- Count 1 - Cloning - Plea of Not Guilty
- Count 2 - False Statements - Plea of Not Guilty
- Count 3 - 2x Cheating - Plea of Not Guilty
- Verdict - GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS
- Punishment: Removal of Fallitar Dossier and loss of all awards and honors thereof; Demotion of Kadrol Hauen by three ranks; Letter of Reprimand; Strict Probation for 6 months followed by 6 months General Probation; Disqualification from Society participation for Q1 2017
Signed and sealed in Justice,
Jac Ae-Sequiera Cotelin
Justicar and High Protector of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood