First off, I would like to thank those who took the time and thought to apply for Quaestor of House Hoth. We have received the most applications we have ever seen for one position, making this one of the hardest choices we have faced. With that...
First off, I would like to thank those who took the time and thought to apply for Quaestor of House Hoth. We have received the most applications we have ever seen for one position, making this one of the hardest choices we have faced. With that being said, our Quaestor has been selected after reviewing all of the applications received.
Hoth's new Quaestor is...
While we received a good number of detailed applications, and some would have been a slam-dunk in most circumstances, Arcia submitted to us something resembling a Proconsul or Consul application. As such, it was unanimously decided that the position would fall on him, along with the responsibility of building up our lore from a blank slate with his leadership. We'll be filling in Arcia on our development of the new solar system in the coming weeks, and I look forward to working with him.
Ladies, gentlemen, Undesirables! An impromptu competition comes before you. Puns for all! On a whim, and after chatting on Telegram, we have a pun competition for your enjoyment for the upcoming weekend in honor of Star Wars Day (yesterday, May...
Ladies, gentlemen, Undesirables!
An impromptu competition comes before you. Puns for all! On a whim, and after chatting on Telegram, we have a pun competition for your enjoyment for the upcoming weekend in honor of Star Wars Day (yesterday, May Yhe Fourth Be With You), Revenge of the Fifth, Cinco De Mayo, and anything else we can celebrate. Puns are based on humor and UNoriginality. Rip off a line and yack(s) it up. Make it an amusing cantor! Nyuck nyuck. Third-Level Crescents for all, upgrades possible! It's quick and simple, just like my mom.
Submit your best puns, and have fun with it!
Happy Star Wars Day! Greetings all and happy Star Wars Day! Consider this your May the 4th Roundup, along with this celebration's Seal of Loyalties! Honoring dedication In honor of the holiday, the Grand Master has seen fit to call once more...
Happy Star Wars Day!
Greetings all and happy Star Wars Day! Consider this your May the 4th Roundup, along with this celebration's Seal of Loyalties!
In honor of the holiday, the Grand Master has seen fit to call once more for Seal of Loyalties. For that reason, I present the selections from the Clans and the Dark Council:
Arcona - Uji (13561), K'tana (13419)
Naga Sadow - Tasha (14192), Darkblade (13897)
Odan-Urr - Turel (13830), Corvus Corax (13767)
Plagueis - Eiko (11286), Taranae (13721)
Scholae Palatinae - Elincia Rei (5951), Reiden Karr (10106)
Taldryan - Kenath Zoron (13820), Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor (83)
Tarentum - Frosty (4017), Scion (9335)
Dark Council Selections
Fist - Mako (7640)
Herald - Selika (2632)
Headmaster - Ood (3317)
Voice - Atra (11708)
Master at Arms - Christopher Winchester(13401)
Sensechal - Zachary O'Maille (14185)
Justicar - Timeros (25)
Deputy Grand Master - Aul Celsus (14565)
Grand Master - Alishu (9947)
Celebrate good times...
Our annual May 4th competition series has begun! Make your mark on the Brotherhood for the next year, as your submissions to this event could be featured in future Herald or Voice dossier and ACC perks! Head on over to the container competition and check out our scoring system; the overall winner will receive a nifty custom robe!
Star Wars games for cheap!
Keirdagh reports that there are massive sales and special offers across the internet in celebration of May the 4th! Head on over to the Recruitment Tribune's latest post and check it out!
That's all for now! For those of you still enjoying Star Wars day, have a great rest of the 4th!
Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Deputy Grand Master
Good news, everyone! It's your not-so-friendly neighborhood Praetor to the Voice comin' at you with some new DJB wide competitions fresh off the press. First up, we are kicking off a new series of competitions that will run monthly called...
Good news, everyone!
It's your not-so-friendly neighborhood Praetor to the Voice comin' at you with some new DJB wide competitions fresh off the press. First up, we are kicking off a new series of competitions that will run monthly called Iconic Character Sheets - 2016. As you can no doubt tell by the naming convention, the plan is for this to be an ongoing thing. I'm making it a thing, and you can't tell me it won't be a thing... because it's a thing.
Then we got our follow up to the ongoing Inquisition based competitions! Those have been pretty well received thus far, and I hope that trend continues. So, with the boring official-like bit out of the way, let's dive down under these dividers and see the competitions!
Competition: Iconic Character Sheets - Poe Dameron
Running: 05/05/2016 - 05/31/2016
The Character Sheet is an integral part of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood, and one of the most complex. In the interest of working together to show the versatility of this system, you are tasked with designing a Character Sheet for the listed iconic character.
Through this competition, you will practice Character Sheet creation, while seeing what comes together to make a quality, and informative, sheet.
Disclaimer: This is good practice for everyone, no matter how awesome you perceive yourself to be at designing Character Sheets. At the very least, you'll make something that can help others reach the same level!
Competition: [INQ] I Have a List of People
Running: 05/06/2016 - 06/17/2016
As Grand Master Darth Pravus continues to tighten his grip on the Dark Jedi Brotherhood to crush the Jedi, members of the Clan are forced to take up arms for one side or another, making decisions that define who they are as they are called on to act on behalf of the Brotherhood, their Clan, their friends, and their own hearts and minds.
Competition based fiction: Link
Inquisitorius Objective: As a member of the Inquisitorius, or a paid bounty hunter in their employ, you are tasked to head to Nar Shaddaa to recover a list of Jedi sympathizers across the Brotherhood's Clans compiled by those who wish to stop Darth Pravus. According to an interrogation of a captured Jedi who was the recipient of this list, it is contained on a datacard and was deposited with a WA-7 waitress droid at a cantina during his capture by Inquisitorius agents 12 standard hours ago. Exact locations and details are sent to your datapad.
Resistance Objective: As a member known to be sympathetic to the Jedi's cause, you are approached and asked to investigate the disappearance of a Jedi and complete their mission. A Jedi was sent to Nar Shaddaa to take delivery of a datacard containing the names of many in the Clans of the Brotherhood who sympathize with the Jedi following the attacks by Darth Pravus. He was expected to check in for transport to Odan-Urr's temporary headquarters with the list 11 standard hours ago but never showed.
Disclaimer: You know you want to do the thing. You're thinking about it right now. This comp can extend your character's personal canon in an interesting way... a personal way... DO THE THING!
So there you have it. Two new competitions to get your creative juices flowing. I hope you all have as much fun with these as you've had in the past, and we look forward to looking over the entries.
TL;DR: Just. Do. It.
On behalf of the Voice of the Brotherhood,
Hello All, It's time for the gaming update by your one and only FIST!. Thats right, its going to be a quick and simple announcement, but it's worth a read.Some changes are taking place as well as the announcement of the Grand Master’s...
It's time for the gaming update by your one and only FIST!. Thats right, its going to be a quick and simple announcement, but it's worth a read.Some changes are taking place as well as the announcement of the Grand Master’s Gaming Tournament. With that being said I will keep it short and simple, the following is happening:
So this was mentioned in my last report, and now it has come into effect. After getting feedback and talking to you guys, as well as giving you the chance to put your own ideas forward it is that moment we all waited for. As from today forward PvO gaming will be capped at the following:
- All PvO non-SW games to be capped at 30 CF a Day Limit
- All PvO SW games to be capped at 50 CF a Day Limit This cap will be in place but it will have the same effect as the D3 cap that has already been put into place, you can earn 30 a day so up to 210 a week. So keep gaming out there, people and remember to keep up the hard work.
Grand Masters Gaming Tournament:
As many of the Consuls have been made aware, the selection process has begun. They have had the chance to submit two names to the Grand Master’s Gaming Tournament. The names have been put forward and the rounds drawn. Prove you are the toughest and strongest to offer in the Brotherhood. The winner will grab a cool accessory for their dossier.
The Tournament will follow these rules:
- Matches must be set up in accordance with RoC
- Tier 1 Gaming only for this tournament.
- The round will be best of 9.
- Matches must be to the (GM Tournament Competition).
- If the two combatants cannot decide on a platform it will fall to the FIST to decide (This means Pazaak).
With the ground rules laid out and the gaming about to start, only one thing awaits. That is who is fighting whom. The pairings are as follows, matches will take place from the 6th of May till the 13th of May. Find your opponent on Telegram and organise a time to play.
Remember to use Fist-O-Matic:
Geosh Romanae, Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj
Atra, Abadeer Taasii
Frosty Romanae Tarentae, Morgan B. Sorenn
Delak Krennel, Tasha'Vel Versea
Bentre Kairn'tel Stahoes, Korroth
Kelly Mendes, Rulvak Qurroc
Blade Ta'var, Edgar Drachen
Ernordeth Puer-Irae, Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor
ROUND ONE, FIGHT!!!!!!!
Star Wars Battlefront Additional Content
And finally we come to Star Wars battlefront, with the addition of the new DLC it has launched a few game modes into it that we needed to add to the site, so in order to keep with the other modes and Clusters the following game styles have been added:
Survival: Rebel Depot - 2.5 Clusters
Extraction - 3.0 Clusters
Introduction May the Fourth be with you, everyone! Welcome to my 14th report as Herald. This one is slightly Dark Souls inspired because DS3 is a thing I play when I want life to pummel me some more :P This time around we have several updates: a...
May the Fourth be with you, everyone!
Welcome to my 14th report as Herald. This one is slightly Dark Souls inspired because DS3 is a thing I play when I want life to pummel me some more :P
This time around we have several updates: a bi-monthly release, new goodies for higher ranks, some restructuring...you know the usual stuff ;D
Fires fade, the dimming of the embers.
This is what you want to see first, so I'll put it out right now. This month's theme was "Star Wars Rebels". Hopefully you like it.
Item 1: Drifter hilt - Available for EQ1+
Made by: Selika Roh
Item 2: Blurgg-1120 blaster - Available for EQ1+
Made by: Solas Night-Thorn
Item 3: Rebel robes (Kanan and Hera) - Available to all EQ1+
Made by: Arcia Cortel
Item 4: Mandalorian armor - Available to all EQ2+
The Herald's staff hopes you enjoy the new goodies :D
May the Fourth Celebration event
We're giving away Custom robes!
Yep, you read right. Custom robes for...the person who wins the event! It's a very simple 3 comp event where you ahve to design some robes and write an Aspecta and a Venue. You recieve points depending on your position within the three comps. Overall winner wins some fancy robes. :D
For more info click the link:
First of all I would like to point you towards the Robes wiki page here. Read all the updates there.
So what's this all about?
Well, for a while now the Robes wiki page and Robes in general were a bit vague on information. We had gotten a ton of questions regarding custom robes and competitions to win them (one of which is running right now. Check bellow.) We've decided to streamline the whole Robe system to be more clear and concise.
So what's different?
In regards to selector robes, not much. Robes will still be released on a bi-monthly basis to everyone, Clans will still get robes for winning Great Jedi war vendettas and Society robes stay the same. What has changed, though, are Custom Robes. But only slightly.
Biggest change: Elders now have access to Custom robes and can access their requisition form via their Admin panel, much like sabers and Warbanners. You may start sending them in. word of caution: These are lower on our priority list than Sabers or warbanners so expect delays.
You can see the full list of changes on the wiki page.
Have a look at the wiki updates for Lightsabers here.
So what's different?
The Dual-Phase and Ultraviolet lightsabers have been merged into one in preparation for the upcoming Possessions releases. Now they can be requested at Elder 1.
Everyone loves surveys! Not really, but this one is necessary.
We've created a survey that you can fill in and, hopefully, influence what way future graphics in the Club move forward. We're looking for honest opinions, so type in anything you can think of that you consider important.
Other Herald competitions
The Herald's staff will feature two competitions for the foreseeable future. These two are:
Wake from your sleep again
Warbanners, Custom Robes, Custom Weapons and Requests
Let’s start with:
- K'tana's thorn hilt
- Zachary O'Maille's dual hilts
- Grand Master Pravus' armor
- Prophet Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor's armor
- Master dacien Victae di Plagia's armored uniform
- Arron Saylos
- Christopher Winchester
- Ophelia Delacroix
- Gui Sol
- Livana Magnuri
- Raiju Kang
Fires fade, wills of steel to temper
There’s a Form for that
DB Art Community Telegram Group
If you’re interested in joining the TG group and sharing your art, be sure to click the image below:
Come reignite this hopeful flame
Ask the Herald
Korras asks: What kind of saber blades can you use at what ranks? And will they ever show up in the saber selector? And what qualifies as a uv blade?
Journeymen 4 up to Equite 3 may use any on the blades on the Selector or request standard white-core blades of any color once they reach EQ2. At EQ3 they may request any type of blade except an Elder Saber (UV blade). Once you reach Elder 1 you may request any saber you wish, including dual-phase blades and Ultraviolet blades.
A UV blade has a black core and purple glow.
A'lora asked: #AsktheHerald will we see some of the new blaster cannons in the near future (the ones with the sustained beam, as seen in the Vader annual comic)?
That's something you'll have to ask the Voice, but I'll go with "no", at least not soon. :P
Atra asks: Would it be possible for more step by step gfx creation guides just to show the process and the sheer work involved in all the things you do?
Hopefully we'll have a few done for the Shadow Academy, but for now we're too busy to make a dedicated tutorial.
Nero asks: #asktheherald can we get some more defined rules on what can and cannot be used as a warbanner
In broad terms, try to avoid any real life iconography, political or religious. This is a fictitious flag for a character, so it's fair to say symbols like that don't particularly belong to a warbanner. However, we'll often handle these on a case to case basis.
James asks: #asktheherald If the current Electorate (Core DC + CONs) would have to swap places for a week, what would be your ideal set-up, and how would that play out?
You want to ruin your hard work by letting me into the database? Ok :P To be honest, I'd have to think about it very hard. There are some people who can do a lot of the jobs on that list, but few that can do specialized stuff like HRLD, SCL or JST.
Aiden asks: #AsktheHerald any advice for someone trying to figure out how they want their future lightsaber to look?
Look at references online. Create a picture in your head. Try and draw it on paper, however bat it may look. write the description as best you can.
Andrelious asks: #Asktheherald What's your opinion on Minecraft?
It's a popular game that I have no opinion on :P
Cethgus asks: #Asktheherald why is the fist so much cooler than you?
This is "Ask the Herald" not "Who's good at lying" :P
Commission artists and Artist Feature
Every report I will present an artist from various sites on the internet that do commission work. You can directly contact them through their contacts on these pages:
This time it's: Bearcub who has already completed several commissions for several of our members. Check out their devArt page for info and enjoy the art.
Hope you all enjoyed the report. Do the comps, win that robe! Enjoy folks.
May the 4th is upon us, otherwise known the world round as Star Wars Day thanks to a witty British Reporter and an intrepid group of Canadians. It is a day to celebrate your nerddom, and embrace the Epic Saga that brought us all together... and...
May the 4th is upon us, otherwise known the world round as Star Wars Day thanks to a witty British Reporter and an intrepid group of Canadians. It is a day to celebrate your nerddom, and embrace the Epic Saga that brought us all together... and perhaps even more importantly, to do what Star Wars fans have done since 1977.. buy little toys and figures and pretend to be Jedi!
Beyond the dozens of gatherings, and marathon watching sessions, and workplace approved nerdy shirt day (watch out for Trekkies in disguise), it is also a day where the internet tends to throw up sale after sale, and I'm just going to post a few of the bigger events that are out there waiting to soak up your hard earned money.
Never shy about making sure that Star Wars games get their due, and ensuring our Steam libraries are full of Star Wars titles, Steam has discounted nearly all of their titles drastically. Enjoy the Star Wars Collection which consists of a great deal of the classic RPG and FPS titles, or try out the Star Wars Classics Collection and try your hand at the epic Space Sims and Strategy titles.
Good Ole Games (GOG.com)
The necromancers at GOG have torn out all the stops this year, and resurrected Shadows of the Empire from the great scrapheap of time. Along with their Saber and Blaster bundles, you can look forward to a great deal of Star Wars gaming nostalgia to celebrate this Star Wars day.
PlayStation is joining in the fun this year by running it's own massive Star Wars Sale, offering classic titles as well as modern ones like Battlefront, no matter if you're running the console or bringing the games with you on your PSP, PlayStation has something for you.
Gamestop & Thinkgeek
Gamestop is discounting a lot of toys, collectibles, and Star Wars: Battlefront. ThinkGeek is diving even deeper into the fray, and offering 20-60% over 200 Star Wars items, as well as offering a free BB-8 Pin for those who make their purchases early.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic is hosting an Eternal Championship competition where the grand prize winner may win a free trip to Celebration Europe, and a whole slew of prizes. Full details on the competition here. You'll also get a new astromech in game pet simply for logging in! It's also a Double XP Week.
- A Free 4 Hour Trial period for Star Wars Battlefront will be available on Origin starting at 11AM PST on May 4th.
- Battlefront Players will get a Log-In Reward of 4444 credits, and a new New Hutt Contract that will enable you to unlock the Bacta Bomb Star Card, which will provide AoE healing to you and your allies.
And to close, I'm going to include this message from Daisy Ridley and A Force for Change.
Warning, This news post contains spoilers. Expand it to view the full post.
The newest Star Wars novel has just been released! The novel, Bloodline focuses on Princess Leia and the lead-up to The Force Awakens.
One of the weaker parts of Episode VII, to me personally, was the lack of any real explanation as to the state of the galaxy. Only the novelization of The Force Awakens provided any sort of background as to what had happened in the lead-up to the movie. This novel however seems to be focused squarely on the state of the galaxy and the beginnings of the Resistance.
The novel itself takes place 6 years before Episode VII, and with anything related to Leia there should be a good dose of galactic politics involved. And with the given title of the novel, I am sure there will be some mention of a certain black figure with breathing problems, and perhaps even a few other family members as well.
I've been waiting for a novel to really get into the meat of history leading up to Episode VII, so I am very much looking forward to diving into this novel and seeing what information it gives us. Anyone else eyeing the book?
REDACTED Control Room 34 ABY Pravus cast a dispassionate glance over the terminals before him. “An Epicanthix, a Zabrak and...a half-Rat?” The Grand Master did not bother hide his contempt. “Half-Ryn, my Lord,” Alaris nodded. “Other than the...
Pravus cast a dispassionate glance over the terminals before him.
“An Epicanthix, a Zabrak and...a half-Rat?” The Grand Master did not bother hide his contempt.
“Half-Ryn, my Lord,” Alaris nodded. “Other than the Zabrak, and the rest are Human or near-Human.”
“Better,” the Grand Master said as his eyes effortlessly took in the data that flashed on the screen in front of him. “And the Umbaran also made it to the second round?”
“Yes, my Lord,” Alaris said smoothly with a slight grin. Marick remained impassive as ever, his eyes flitting between the monitors and the Grand Master’s expression.
“Excellent,” Pravus nodded to himself with a slight smile that sent a shiver down both Alaris and Marick’s spines.
Both did well to hide it, turning their focus back to the matches beginning to play out on the terminal screens.
Round II - Fight!
Featured Combat-Art by: Zehsaa Hysh
The second round of the Journeyman Tournament is in full swing. The competitors are versed on the rules per the competition details.
You can view the fights here in the Journeyman Tourney hall.
Here is a more in depth breakdown into the matches that are currently underway! (Compliments of the Combat Master).
Two Marauder’s face off in the ancient Massassi Arena: One, a fiery, recently knighted Human female from Scholae Palatinae and the other a stalwart Epicanthix Knight of Clan Tarentum!
After a flashy finish and a subtle nod to an unseen audience, the clever Umbaran tests his might against Naga Sadow’s upstart Human Knight. Both Arcanist’s look to use the Savana to their advantage, but only one will prove the victor!
The only non-Knight remaining in the Journeyman Tourney faces her biggest challenge yet: The Half-Ryn Shadow must figure out a way to match up against a resourceful Seeker and Knight of Clan Taldryan.
Last but not least: After slicing her way to the second round, Scholae’s Zeltronian Marauder looks to repeat her performance against the Plageuian Zabarak Shadow.
Thanks to some amazing graphical wizardry from our lovely Herald (and his burly beard), we have the final renderings of the Journeyman Tournament reward accessories to show off.
The first place winner will receive the “Champion” Badge, which can be worn in any manner on their person/attire.
The second place finalist will receive the “Gladius” Badge, which can be worn in any manner on their person/attire.
For those of you just tuning in, also please make sure to read over the latest Combat Master Report for a lot of helpful information relating to the Character Sheets and ACC.
That's all for now. Be sure to cheer on your Clannmates! This is the future of the Brotherhood we are watching unfold!
The last two months have been relatively slow on the wiki front, mostly coinciding with the crazy parts of the speech and debate season for me (all of the coaching!). Hopefully the former wasn’t a result of the latter demands on my time, and if so...
The last two months have been relatively slow on the wiki front, mostly coinciding with the crazy parts of the speech and debate season for me (all of the coaching!). Hopefully the former wasn’t a result of the latter demands on my time, and if so I’m hoping that we can get things moving again ASAP. But, in the meantime, onto the (short) report.
If you’ve been around long enough to remember Horizons and the Dark Crusade, you might remember the various wiki article creation competitions that have been held in the past. Considering we might see some of these events in future Vendettas once more, I’m interested in gauging interest in the wiki staff hosting some of these competitions in the meantime. There are a few articles that could probably use creation or revision, and offering people competitive opportunities could be both fun and rewarding. So, if you have an opinion one way or another on the idea, feel free to chime in on the comment thread below or send me or the staff an email or Telegram message on the subject.
Featured Articles & Wikipedian of the Month
This month’s featured article is Celevon Edraven Erinos. This is a good example of a Brotherhood-focused character history that is well constructed. Additionally, it serves as a good example of an article that includes information that could have ended up as a bulleted list of trivia that is instead presented in standard prose format. Weapons, clothing, and combat styles are all contained within the article in paragraphs of descriptive text, exactly what the staff is looking for when reviewing articles for quality status.
As for our Wikipedian of the Month, the member who showed up the most this month making basic, maintenance edits is previous winner Darkblade. He does a lot of updates in various bookkeeping capacities around the wiki, really demonstrating the idea that the wiki is a user-generated system as opposed to something that is entirely updated by the staff. Unless it’s a protected page, if you see something that needs an update feel free to give it a go.
- Vong-ectomy: Lead: Andrelious. This change has been completed on the Brotherhood level as well as many of the Clan pages as well. No longer do the Vong scourge our wiki like they did the Legends continuity. If you do, however, find some remaining vestige of them feel free to let Andrelious know so he can wipe them out. All of them.
- Archivist: Lead: Rrogon Skar. Even with the new canon changes, the stories of the Brotherhood still need to be updated. Depending on how far we go with old events in the area of bringing them in line with new canon, this project’s responsibilities are somewhat in flux.
- Back In Time Lead: Bentre Stahoes. Completed. This project, much like the Vong-ectomy, is done at the level of Brotherhood and Clan events. If you see anything that still needs an update, feel free to bring it to Bentre (or make an edit on your own!).
- Accessibility: Lead: Kalon. The first phase of this project which will consist of developing the magazine style table of contents system for our Clan category pages. Once a tentative plan is in place for a standardized system, we’ll be working with the Clans to make sure their specific concerns aren’t steamrolled by the march of progress. A mockup of how the Clan page table of contents may be formatted can be seen here.