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In which James talks about recent changes to the site, copy/pastes a change-log, answers some questions, and talks about some nifty tool or website. Hi all, It's that time again! Time for another report from your friendly neighbourhood...

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In which James talks about recent changes to the site, copy/pastes a change-log, answers some questions, and talks about some nifty tool or website.

Hi all, It's that time again! Time for another report from your friendly neighbourhood Seneschal with the latest ins and outs related to the site.

Deployed Code Changes

Below is a list of most of the code check-ins done to the site since my last report. This isn't an exhaustive list, and does not contain code changes that have not yet been deployed to the main website. To summarise, here's the TLDR:

  1. Upstream library updates
  2. Performance improvements for the news page to make it snappier
  3. Updates to transfers and the join assignment to account for the clannification™
  4. Updates to competition code to account for several GJW rules
  5. Deletion of exams in progress
  6. PvP formula changes
  7. Lots of small fixes and tweaks
[James Entar] Don't use the same cache fragment for collapsed and expanded news items
[James Entar] Fix RSS caching
[James Entar] Fix typo
[James Entar] Cache fragments on news index page
[James Entar] House -> Clan on welcome mail; update backend CoJ stuff
[James Entar] Update HRLD staff permissions
[James Entar] Update leaderboard code
[James Entar] Don't error out admin interface when viewing ancient news items with a nonexisting position
[James Entar] Sort ranks in position administration form
[James Entar] House Leadership -> Clan Leadership
[James Entar] Disable 'people can't promote above their own rank' rule
[James Entar] Kallisto: Add Arconae to Arcona mailing list candidates
[James Entar] SA: Allow deleting exams in progress
[James Entar] Stopgap fix for ActiveSupport threading issue
[James Entar] Rework transfers and join rotation to reflect clanning; update introductory texts to match join assignment
[James Entar] Change some navbar links
[James Entar] New RO CI calculation; Fiction Activity bugfixes
[James Entar] Re-enable FIST/MAA staff access
[James Entar] Update text on varioius request forms
[James Entar] Sort Competition Award Levels in competition form
[James Entar] Small comp form adjustments; Remove min score requirement from ACC Qualification; enable join overview for rest of CoreDC members
[James Entar] Update some text on the competition request form
[James Entar] Trigger score recalculation when scoring method is set to unweighted pvp score
[James Entar] Update external libraries
[James Entar] Auto-sync Discourse Moderators
[James Entar] Fix a rare bug in the join mailer
[James Entar] Log less stuff in production
[James Entar] Fix bug in pending gaming competition display
[James Entar] Allow competitions to award double CFs; calculate all places for GamingComps
[James Entar] Add spambot IP to blacklist
[James Entar] Make PvP scores for running competitions publicly visible
[James Entar] Merge ToI PoC; fix dev theme switcher
[James Entar] Show object IDs on PvP/PvE details
[James Entar] Fix GamingCompetitions only auto-calculating first 5 places
[James Entar] Attempt to stop vendetta listing from randomly switching member order
[James Entar] Some UX tweaks
[James Entar] Engage Vendetta lockdown for competition and gaming admin
[James Entar] Fix some stuff related to Dev VM
[James Entar] Allow entry of competition placements up to 10th place
[James Entar] Ruby <2.2 compat
[James Entar] Allow adjusting PVP scoring formula platform weight
[James Entar] Fix friendly IDs
[James Entar] Solve some deprecation warnings
[James Entar] Upgrade to Rails 4.2; might break stuff. Retire some themes
[James Entar] More style overrides
[James Entar] Tweak some colors (thanks Vosh/Nameless)
[James Entar] Bump up SA similarity threshold
[James Entar] (Hopefully) unbork checkboxes

Seneschal's Nifty Tricks

  • Want to brush up your JavaScript and problem solving skills? Go play the Elevator Saga!
  • Are you a fan of Markdown and need to give a presentation? Look no further, Remark is here!
  • And especially for Orv, I'd like to highlight this Markdown editor ;)

On the Horizon

This section provides some sneak previews of upcoming site changes and the larger things on my todo-list in various stages of completion.

  1. Test of Lore Revamp
    An ongoing project to replace the Test of Lore with something less... wall-of-texty.
  2. Badges/Achievements
    Work towards achievements by doing things (or not doing things) on the site. This is low-priority project at the moment, but I will expect to pick it up again in the near future.
  3. Possessions
    Progressing slowly but steadily. Expect Phase 2 of the phased rollout to drop in the near future.
  4. Clan Alignments and Path Changes
    I'm not entirely sure yet what's going to happen here, but it will surely have coding-related consequences :)
  5. Random Bugfixes and Things That Come Up™
    A wild Dark Council member appeared. It uses Feature Request!
    [FIGHT][ITEM][PKMN][RUN]

Closing/TLDR

So, lots of fixes and additions to the site, and even more to come. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to either e-mail me or throw in a comment.

James L. Entar
Seneschal of the Brotherhood

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Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood - Thank you to Grand Master Pravus for my nomination to the position of Justicar, to the Electorate for the quick confirmation, and for all of the kind words that I have received. It is a pleasure to be serving...

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Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood -

Thank you to Grand Master Pravus for my nomination to the position of Justicar, to the Electorate for the quick confirmation, and for all of the kind words that I have received. It is a pleasure to be serving again on the Dark Council and to be in a position that I have long hoped to hold.

This report is intended to give you a quick overview of my positions and intentions as I take the mantle of Justicar, much of which was provided to the Electorate prior to my confirmation.

To begin with, my thanks go out to Taigikori for his service as Justicar. He has faced some heavy challenges, many of which left him in untenable situations. Nevertheless, he served as an excellent Justicar and I am happy to count him among my friends. To the extent that I make any changes to the judicial system, operate differently, or take different priorities, it is not meant to be a statement against him or any prior Justicar. It is simply that I am a different person with different ways, and the changeover of positions always brings a time to reset and regroup.

The ongoing importance of the Dark Covenant to this club gives me great joy; its enactment is the one accomplishment in my term as Grand Master that I am justifiably proud of. Though I am often credited with being its author, the reality is that the development of the Covenant was a club-wide effort involving input from dozens of people over the course of a year. That is why the document has held up over the past decade; it encapsulates this club in its entirety. And through a similar effort of many, the Covenant will stay strong.

That is to say, there are changes that are needed to bring the Covenant current to the times, to fix some weak points, and to strengthen the document as a whole. I have been part of, or have led, nearly every effort to amend the Covenant, and I intend to lead the next stage of its ongoing development. We will endeavor to work through many changes, at the forefront being the defined role of the Star Chamber, structural changes to bring the Covenant in line with the recent houseless Clan announcement, and some long-needed judicial process amendments. My hope is that my seven years experience as an attorney will help me fix the drafting errors left by my first-year-law-student self so long ago.

Turning to the judicial process, I will strive as Justicar to hold true to the following principal: I will be proactive, fair, impartial, quick, reliable, and consistent. The entire Chamber will operate in this manner; I intend to use the Hands to the fullest extent possible.

Perhaps the most important role I will play is in the proactive effort to avoid the need for any justice system. A Justicar need not be waiting in the wings for a call to service. I will be active in my role, working to ensure that our systems operate smoothly, but also that members are properly educated in our ways. I will work to solve problems before the need for a Chamber action arises, and will work to mediate disputes between members.

Fairness, consistency, speed and reliability all run hand-in-hand. Our system at present moves at a glacial speed due to many restrictions imposed upon it. That is not fair to those that are in the process and simply want a resolution one way or another. Fairness requires that we look to the particular facts of the case, including mitigating facts, but consistency is also required so that one member is not unduly punished in ways that have not been used in the past. Speed and reliability will factor in all places; I will be available. And I will ensure that the Chamber of Justice operates impartially. There are instances in which members of the Chamber should recuse themselves, and I aim to define those circumstances and make sure the process will work through those times.

Many of you are not familiar with my work; it has been nearly a decade since I departed the Iron Throne. Since that time, I have been a constant adviser to the Grand Masters and an active clan member and competitor. I am glad now for this change to a position and public role. I will strive to make sure the club hears from me in earnest, as I am a true believer that the more visible a leader is, the better his ability to lead.

I look forward to all there is to do as Justicar. And we have a lot to do. There is a caseload waiting for me to administer and many policies and projects to revisit. You will be hearing from me again soon.

Thank you again to Pravus, the Clans and the Dark Council. I am grateful for this opportunity.

Sincerely,

Jac Cotelin

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All, Mav and I have selected A'lora Kituri as the First Consul of Clan Odan Urr. Please take the time to congratulate and wish A'lora good luck.

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Mav and I have selected A'lora Kituri as the First Consul of Clan Odan Urr. Please take the time to congratulate and wish A'lora good luck.

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DB, Grand Master Cotelin has been confirmed through a Dark Council vote to serve as our next Justicar. Please take the time to congratulate him.

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DB,

Grand Master Cotelin has been confirmed through a Dark Council vote to serve as our next Justicar. Please take the time to congratulate him.

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Howie's been bugging me about this forever :P The exact requirements for advancing within the Shadow Academy Society have been kept secret since it launched, though members pretty quickly managed to figure out most of them. Today, I'm...

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Howie's been bugging me about this forever :P The exact requirements for advancing within the Shadow Academy Society have been kept secret since it launched, though members pretty quickly managed to figure out most of them. Today, I'm pulling back the curtain:

Rank 1: 1 Credit, members only need to take one course (other than the Test of Lore) to be considered part of the Society
Rank 2: 10 Credits
Rank 3: 25 Credits
Rank 4: 45 Credits and one Dark Maven Degree
Rank 5: 75 Credits and one Dark Savant Degree
Rank 6: 120 Credits and two Dark Savant Degrees
Rank 7: Rank 6 and three Dark Savant Degrees
Rank 8: Rank 7 /w average 90% course score (1 Sage = 88%, 2 Sage = 86%, 3+ Sage = 84%)
Rank 9: Rank 7 /w average 95% course score (1 Sage = 93%, 2 Sage = 91%, 3+ Sage = 89%)
Rank 10: Rank 7 /w average 99% course score (1 Sage = 97%, 2 Sage = 95%, 3+ Sage = 93%)
Rank 11: Rank 10 and every non-service / programming degree, below Sage level
Rank 12: Rank 11 and one Sage and average 99% course score

So there you have it! What's confused most people, I think, is course average modifier for ranks 7-10. So, basically, the secret is to get 100% on every exam. :p The wiki appears to be down right now, but it will be updated to reflect the exact requirements when it comes back up.

To be clear, I am working on changes to the SA Society rank progression, with the goals of allowing most members to reach rank 6 with some dedication and making more use of ranks 7-10, which are largely bypassed under the current system. I'll keep you all updated!

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Greetings all, This is going to be a long report. I have a lot to say, new policies to report, GJW Heroes to crown, and a Magistrate spot to open up. Read on at your own risk. ;) An Introduction. Again. It has been nearly an entire decade since I...

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Greetings all,

This is going to be a long report. I have a lot to say, new policies to report, GJW Heroes to crown, and a Magistrate spot to open up. Read on at your own risk. ;)

An Introduction. Again.

It has been nearly an entire decade since I last made a post as DGM, and in that time the Brotherhood has changed considerably, but so have I. Many of you have known me since before then, when I was Jac's DGM, but there have been a whole lot of new faces join the club in the last decade and many of you I have only recently met, so I wanted to open my first report with a bit of an introduction. I was active during the split with the EH, and when Jac took over for Firefox, he appointed me his DGM. I have been active in just about every position within a House, Clan, and many on the Dark Council. Real life struck, though, and I left the position of DGM. I returned to the club a bit more than two years ago, where I helped Shadow propose the Character Sheet system, then oversaw its implementation as CM, moving up to Voice once Pravus took DGM. I helped a bit with the last GJW, and here I am.

In the real world, I'm a PhD Candidate in Biology at a univeristy in Massachusetts. I teach, I research, and I try to spend a lot of time outside - difficult due to the recent blizzards. But most relevant to all of you, I love Star Wars, and I love the Brotherhood. I've been a member of this club for 17 years, and I have built friendships that have lasted more than half my lifetime. This is more than just some online club to me: this is a labor of love. I love bringing new and exciting features to the great people here, and I work tirelessly to see my ideas - and those of others - become reality. The shared universe we have all built here, and the tools we now have to enjoy it, are a testament to how creative and resourceful we all are. It is my goal to continue to build on what we now have, to prepare this club for the future, and to give you guys the best experience I am capable of.

In the coming weeks, we will be releasing more new projects and proposals for member input and consumption. For now, I'd like to get into what is really important: Honoring our Heroes from the last War!

Heroes of the Great Jedi War

Many members fought long and hard through the Great Jedi War. Twenty three different members earned Gold Novae. Ultimately, though, three stood above the rest, and now we recognize them for their efforts.

Dralin Fortea of Clan Plagueis is the Third Hero of the Eleventh Great Jedi War,

Baxir Vol of Clan Arcona is the Second Hero of the Eleventh Great Jedi War,

And finally...

Halcyon Rokir Taldrya of Clan Taldryan is the First Hero of the Eleventh Great Jedi War.

Congratulations to all three of you, and to all of our members that fought so hard through this War and the last two years of Vendettas! Our Title earners will have their Titles added shortly.

A Note On The Hero Titles

The organizers of the Great Jedi War decided to go with the traditional Olympic Medal format for Hero titles, with ties being broken by additional placement slots (e.g. Baxir had a GN and SN, just as Dralin did... but he had a 5th and 6th placement, while Dralin had only a 5th). We considered using total points, but because we had not previously announced that we would use such a measure for Hero status, we decided it would be inappropriate for us to switch without an announcement and period of discussion. We will look into other possibilities for Hero titles in the future!

New Policies for Clans and Houses

The Dark Council and Consuls have completed a review period for proposed Policies for Clans and Houses. Below are new policies for our units. These policies will shortly be updated to the apropriate places on the Wiki, either by my soon-to-be Staff, or the MAA, as apropriate.

  • All Clans have a Consul, Proconsul, and Rollmaster. If a Consul will not be filling one of these slots, he or she should explain why to the MAA/DGM/GM.
  • Clans may select a single Clan name to award to members at their discretion; see the Wiki for additional information on Clan Titles under the Titles article.
  • New Clan Names for a unit (that is, an entirely new name) must be approved by the MAA/DGM/GM. This does NOT refer to members being given the name, but entirely new names.
  • Any House added to a Clan will have at least a Quaestor. The Clan in question may choose not to utilize the Aedile position, and especially for small Clans, this is encouraged.
  • Clans may have up to three Battleteams, plus an additional one per House. Battleteams may be aligned to the House level, or to the Clan level.
  • Clan Titles and slots in the Round Robin Join Rotation are based on Clan status and are never decreased by probationary status of a Clan in regards to House number/total membership in the Clan as mentioned below.
  • Clans may apply for houses to the GM, DGM, and MAA if they feel the activity is sufficient, and if membership totals are such that the additional leadership slot from the Quaestor position will be useful.
  • House applications must include the name of the House, potential leadership of the House (at least the Quaestor), and how the House will improve membership experience in the Clan.
  • Clans with thirty five members or more are heavily encouraged to have one house. No Clan below thirty members may add a house. Clans with a house will enter a probationary period of six months if the Clan drops below 25 members. If a Clan has below 25 members at the end of a 6 month probationary period, the House will be dissolved.
  • Clans with fifty or more members are heavily encouraged to have two houses. No Clan below forty members may add a second house. Clans with two houses will enter a probationary period of six months if the Clan drops below 35 members. If a Clan has below 35 members at the end of this 6 month probationary period, one House will be dissolved of the Clan leadership's choosing.
  • In addition to raw membership numbers, the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master will assess an application for an additional House, as well as Clans on probation status, based on leadership potential and participation metrics. For leadership potential, the goal of any new House should not be to draw leaders from any other unit; to that end, the Clan must demonstrate, in its House application, it has sufficient leadership pool to operate another House. The Grand Master will also use participation-based metrics to assess whether to accept applications for a House, and will also use these metrics when evaluating whether or not to dissolve a House from a Clan on probationary status. These metrics will include, but are not limited to, number of unit-level competitions members are participating in, Vendetta participation, activity outside of competitions (e.g. Clusters of Fire and Ice), and Brotherhood-wide competition participation outside of Vendettas

These policies were crafted to avoid Probation as seeming punitive. The need to reduce House number in struggling Clans is NOT to punish these Clans, but to avoid unfilled and unneeded Leadership positions on Rosters. We also will be flexible in the future, and re-evaluate these policies as time goes on.

A Call For a Magistrate

I mentioned policy above, and one of my first goals will be to look over our existing policies, everywhere from nepotism to Council staff members, and update them as necessary and to make them more transparent and more accessible. This includes updating and moving policies, where needed, to the Wiki. To that end, I am in need of a Magistrate. I take my staff positions very seriously, and I expect any applicant to the position to be willing to put their full effort towards this spot. I've had a lot of questions about my staff already, but I only plan on opening up a single Magistrate spot right now. My Magistrates will have very specific project foci, and the first is this: I need someone to assist me in evaluating and updating the Policies as documented across the site, and making sure that we have the most updated policies on the Wiki and easily accessible for the membership. I'll be looking for someone with the following criteria:

  • Knowledge of the club enough to know our current policies, or most of them, and where to find them.
  • Knowledge of how to use the Wiki well.
  • Enough time to devote up to several hours a week to working on various aspects of what this project may entail.
  • Less than 24 hour turnaround time on all emails, even if just to let me know you're working on something.
  • Not in any other Magistrate or Praetor position.

If you think you can fit these requirements, toss me an email. Include an example of your Wiki work, and anything else you think makes you a good candidate for my first M spot.

That's it for now! If you have any questions for me, feel free to leave them below. Special thanks to Baxir for the awesome rolling news Header he just made me on short notice. :)

TL;DR
  • Lots of new stuff coming!
  • Halc First Hero, Baxir Second Hero, Dralin Third Hero
  • New Clan Policies Here!
  • First M Spot Open For Apps
Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Deputy Grand Master

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Hello Everyone - Promotional authority has long been a sticking issue for certain leadership positions, both due to the coding of independent houses as well as the simple inability for clan leaders to promote all Equite ranks. In theory, this is...

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Hello Everyone -

Promotional authority has long been a sticking issue for certain leadership positions, both due to the coding of independent houses as well as the simple inability for clan leaders to promote all Equite ranks. In theory, this is forced checks and balances, but because the MAA staff reviews every request regardless we prefer to open up the system more than at present. Less rules are better.

First, the removal of independent houses means cleaning up of the CON-PCON-QUA-AED scaling to make sure that they scale. EQ4 is the highest rank attainable with only clan activity, so it makes a logical maximum for clan leaders. We wanted to allow AED through PCON access to everything below that. Regarding medals, much is the same (CON/PCON and QUA/AED authority) with the removal of Emerald Daggers from everyone except the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master.

These changes are meant to A) Adjust to the renewed clan system while B) Adapting to some common complaints and making the system more efficient from an MAA perspective.

UPDATE - we have also removed the "cannot promote beyond your own rank" rule

Please take a look (all leaders) at your current rank and medal authority. If you think your position merits more access, please contact me explaining what and why at aabsdu@gmail.com.

Thanks everyone,

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Greetings Everyone, The Final Fiction of the GJW can be found below. Writing the plot updates for the last few years have been an enjoyable experience and I appreciate the positive and candid feedback. This final update has a few quirky moments...

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Greetings Everyone,

The Final Fiction of the GJW can be found below. Writing the plot updates for the last few years have been an enjoyable experience and I appreciate the positive and candid feedback. This final update has a few quirky moments that I hope you enjoy.

GJW - Revelation

TLDR:

  1. Nix wraps up the story. The Fleets go their own way, the Grand Masters go their own way, and the story is complete.
  2. Wait...is that first person?
  3. Wait, did he just insult us?
  4. Eso-awesome!
  • Bonus: The Guess Esoteric Competition has ended.

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Greetings everyone and welcome to my #33 report as your Grand Master. The Dark Council and Unit Leaders have just confirmed my nomination as Grand Master following a Covenant required forty-eight hour discussion period. I provided the voters a...

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Greetings everyone and welcome to my #33 report as your Grand Master. The Dark Council and Unit Leaders have just confirmed my nomination as Grand Master following a Covenant required forty-eight hour discussion period. I provided the voters a letter detailing my immediate priorities as Grand Master and would like to share it with our entire club: A Letter to the Voters. This letter provides those areas that I believe require immediate attention within in our club, and there is no better time to start those changes than right now.

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Administrative Changes

1) I have decided to re-clan all of the Independent Houses within the Dark Brotherhood. Effective immediately or when James wakes up, all Independent Houses will be transformed into House-less Clans. This decision was based on a detailed analysis of random joins (non-recruited members) across all seven units in the last year. Statistically speaking, there was no discernible difference in random join outcome among the units when it came to keeping random joins on the roster or in terms of random joins achieving milestone ranks. Based on our analysis, each unit is equally effective at leading random joins into careers as productive members.

This decision will result in all Clans receiving the exact same number of random joins, except for Odan Urr's exclusive receipt of the light side membership.

The new coding also means means that any transfers from outside the clan, as well as newly joined members, will be transferred to the clan level. As it is up to the Clans themselves to determine their internal structure, moving members into houses and/or battle teams will also be the responsibility of the clan summit (and primarily, the responsibility of the clan rollmaster). Similarly, the clan summit (rollmaster primarily) will also be the first points of contact for any new member assigned to their clan.

2) The Position of Forum Tribune has been abolished. The administrative and technical duties of the Forum Tribune will be transferred to the SCL. The promotion and encouragement of forum usage will fall to the Clans and those Dark Councilors who have need of our forums.

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Appointments

1) Dark Prophet Telaris "Mav" Taldrya Cantor has been appointed as the Deputy Grand Master of the Dark Brotherhood. Mav was the automatic choice for this position. His work on the ACC, Character Sheets, and the past two years of Vendettas have been invaluable.

2) Dark Jedi Master Aidan Kincaid has been appointed as the Voice of the Brotherhood. Shadow has been a fictional giant within our club and his elevation to Voice is a natural progression of the work he has already performed for the DJB.

3) Grand Master Jac Cotelin has been nominated as the next Justicar of the Dark Brotherhood. Jac's nomination has been sent to the Dark Council and will remain in a forty-eight hour discussion window before a confirmation vote.

4) Atty has been selected as the next Consul of Arcona. Atty is one of our finest in a generation of new members. Her selection to lead the juggernaut known as Arcona is well deserved. Congrats Atty!

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Position Openings

1) The Tarentum Consul position is open for applications. Applications should be sent to myself and Mav. Your application should include your plans to revitalize Clan Tarentum, a focus on how you plan to retain Tarentum as an existing Clan, and any other information you feel is relevant to the improvement of Tarentum. We will make a decision on the next Consul within 7 days, with the option to make a selection sooner.

2) The Odan Urr Consul position is open for applications. Applications should be sent to myself and Mav. Your application should include your plans to capitalize on your near 200% receipt of new members, a contingency plan in the event we open light side membership to other Clans, and any other data you feel is relevant to the improvement of Odan Urr. We will make a decision on the next Consul within 7 days, with the option to make a selection sooner.

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Congratulations

1) Grand Master Ashen has been awarded the Golden Lightsaber. Muz joins Jac as the only two time holder of this award. Six years as a Grand Master is something that we should be in awe of and thankful for. Thanks Muz.

2) Dark Jedi Master Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor has been promoted to the rank of Dark Prophet. This should have happened eight years ago, but instead it happens today. Yacks has shown the dedication and desire to improve our club for longer than some of our members are alive.

3) Kell Palpatine Dante has been promoted to the Rank of Dark Adept. His promotion request details his impact on our club, but I'll go further and say that this is a member who touches every avenue of our club and has enhanced it in ways that we should all be grateful for. Congrats Dante!

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Farewells

1) Justicar Taigikori Aybara has stepped down from his position tonight. Taig's resignation does not leave us time to thank him properly, but he does deserve our kind words. It is hard being the Justicar and it is hard dealing with the most sensitive issues within our club. We all owe Taig a debt of gratitude.

2) Dark Adept Marick Arconae has resigned from his position as Consul of Clan Arcona. I think we all know what a beast Arcona is and a large part of that success is due to Wally. Witty, talented, and dedicated to our club, Wally brings a host of attributes that are impossible to replicate. We are lucky to have a unit like Arcona beast-moding activity and lucky to have someone like Wally lead them.

3) I'd also like to thank Liam and Scion for their work leading their respective units. Being in charge of our units is a difficult task and their work over the past year has been a labor of love and dedication. We should all respect that.

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Open Projects

1) The announcement of our Houses transitioning to Clans brings with it a decision to change the way we look at Orders and Paths within the Dark Brotherhood. Over the course of the next few weeks we will be rolling out our plans to allow Houses the ability to declare alignments (light, neutral, and Dark). These alignments will further divide the existing join pool to a Clan's tailored desires.

With this change will come the long worked on "Enlisted" or "Soldier" option for members. That is right, you can be a muggle if you want to be a muggle.

2) Dark Covenant Updates are planned following the confirmation of Jac as Justicar. These updates are going to be focused on defining the Star Chamber. We have kept it secret for a long time and that is nonsense. What is the Star Chamber? Basically the retired Grand Masters who pay for everything. But, the Star Chamber also has incredible powers within the Covenant, to include a very vague passage on vetoing the selection of a Grand Master.

All proposed changes will be handled in line with the existing Dark Covenant rules.

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Conclusion

I am extremely appreciative of the Dark Council's trust in appointing me as Grand Master. I truly believe that my role as the Grand Master is to ensure that I am responsive to our members desires, to direct the Dark Council in the development of activities that our members find enjoyable, and to hold our leaders accountable. Those beliefs are not lip service and I think that is evident by the content of this report.

The DB is a place for Star Wars fans to have fun, be active, and enjoy the fellowship of being with like minded members. I think as long as we focus on that, we will be in a great place moving forward.

Thanks for your time everyone.

Grand Master Pravus

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Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood (and our light side Jedi friends) -- Per the Dark Covenant, Grand Master Muz Ashen's nomination of Darth Pravus as his successor to the Iron Throne has gone through a 48 hour question and answer period....

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Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood (and our light side Jedi friends) --

Per the Dark Covenant, Grand Master Muz Ashen's nomination of Darth Pravus as his successor to the Iron Throne has gone through a 48 hour question and answer period. Voting was opened to the Dark Council with the required numbers of votes cast in Pravus' favor.

This selection makes Darth Pravus our sixteenth Grand Master as of Monday 23 February 2015 (38 ABY). While this marks Darth Pravus' first reign on the Iron Throne, he bares a remarkable resemblance to a previous Grand Master.

Thank you, Muz, for your years of hard work and tireless dedication. Congratulations, Pravus; we all look forward to what the future of this great organization holds.

Aabsdu Dupar Master at Arms

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