Greetings One and All! Grand Master Pravus' illustrious December celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now live: https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/competitions/9502 This month of celebration brings nine competitions, each hosted by...
Greetings One and All!
Grand Master Pravus' illustrious December celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now live: https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/competitions/9502
This month of celebration brings nine competitions, each hosted by a member of the Dark Council. There is trivia, graphics, fiction, run-on, character sheets, debate, scavenger hunt, and more! Check out each competition and submit to as many as you can!
A Note: Valhavoc's competition is centered around the Battle of Jakku, the newest DLC for EA's Battlefront. As such, it will start on 5 December to allow the Fist staff time to test the gameplay and determine cluster values.
Have fun and GET PUMPED for Episode VII!!!
Master at Arms
Greetings DJB, The release of Episode VII has the potential and promise to return the Star Wars saga to its roots. Hope, wonder, and the eternal battle between good and evil will be center stage for many of us on 18 December 2015. The Dark Council...
The release of Episode VII has the potential and promise to return the Star Wars saga to its roots. Hope, wonder, and the eternal battle between good and evil will be center stage for many of us on 18 December 2015. The Dark Council and myself have decided to honor the release of Episode VII by hosting multiple low stress events for everyone to participate in. We plan on awarding 1st Level Crescents and a series of trinkets that can adorn the dossiers of those members who excel throughout the competitions.
This particular event will showcase each aspect that our Dark Council brings to the club by offering fiction, trivia, gaming, and the opportunity to help flesh out some of our existing systems (Dossier Items and Trophies!). Jac is even offering you a chance to pontificate your amazing thoughts in an essay.
I'll be hosting a run on competition on our forums that focuses on some of the Dark Brotherhood's post GJW fiction and the prompt might even hint at a few New Order/First Orderish type plans that the evil Grand Master has in store.
The rules link and forum category for this event can be found at Rules Thread.
I hope all of you have fun participating in the events, I wish all of you a happy holiday season, and more importantly I hope Episode VII meets all of your expectations.
Aabs or myself will post the details of all events tomorrow!
Good evening, The two Hands of Justice serve for one year terms. That leaves me in the unfortunate position to have to replace my team annually. Well, at least one of the two, anyway. The purpose of this rotation is to ensure that there is...
The two Hands of Justice serve for one year terms. That leaves me in the unfortunate position to have to replace my team annually. Well, at least one of the two, anyway. The purpose of this rotation is to ensure that there is constant fresh blood in the CoJ, and to keep training members in these positions so the skills are spread out to the DB.
The Right Hand of Justice, Halcyon Taldrya, has served his term, which ended November 28. I have chosen, in lieu of accepting applications, to appoint Montresor, the current Left Hand of Justice, as the replacement for Halcyon.
Both Halc and Monty deserve my thanks for what they have done in their positions. Halc was instrumental in getting me up to speed when I came on as Justicar, and was a gigantic help in moving through a huge backlog of cases that took up the first six months of this year. As for Monty, he has done a fantastic job as Left Hand, leaving the position in much better shape than it was when he came in. I am glad to be able to keep him on my team for another year.
With the move of Monty to Right Hand, applications for LHoJ are being accepted.
The Left Hand of Justice is generally considered the public defender of the DB. He serves as defense counsel and ensures that members have proper knowledge of their rights. He works with the Right Hand of Justice to gain a full discovery of evidence and helps establish a case in defense of the accused.
The person that takes over as LHoJ at this point is going to be working with Monty and me in the ongoing effort to amend the Covenant and other policies, write position handbooks, and continue to improve the Chamber.
In your application, aside from the usual details, please give some insight as to why you would be a good defense counsel. I would like to hear your thoughts on the CoJ in general, including any insights as to the state of the Covenant.
Having passed both CoJ SA courses is a big plus, but may not be a necessity.
Applications are due to me by 10:00 PM EST on December 4.
Dark Brotherhood: Plagueis is looking for applicants for two positions within its summit. First, House Ajunta Pall is looking for an aedile to replace Kelly who was recently promoted to rollmaster. Also, House Karness Muur is looking for a...
Plagueis is looking for applicants for two positions within its summit. First, House Ajunta Pall is looking for an aedile to replace Kelly who was recently promoted to rollmaster. Also, House Karness Muur is looking for a battleteam leader for Apostles of Syn.
Feel free to click those links for which positions are looking for what type of qualities and how to get in contact to apply!
Steam has several deals on different Star Wars games! Discounts range from 33%-70% off! You can pick up the Star Wars collection specifically for $22.99 USD instead of the usual $99.99. You can pick up just Jedi Academy (one of the more popular...
Steam has several deals on different Star Wars games! Discounts range from 33%-70% off! You can pick up the Star Wars collection specifically for $22.99 USD instead of the usual $99.99. You can pick up just Jedi Academy (one of the more popular PvP platforms) for only $2.99. I'm not sure how long these deals will last, but check them out here
Greetings, We are now accepting applications for the position of Rollmaster for Clan Odan-Urr. The candidate who fills this position will fill duties which are broader than the traditional Rollmaster role. In additional to managing the...
We are now accepting applications for the position of Rollmaster for Clan Odan-Urr. The candidate who fills this position will fill duties which are broader than the traditional Rollmaster role. In additional to managing the master-student program and welcoming/integrating new joins, the Rollmaster will work with the rest of the summit on recruitment of new members and retention of all existing members (even those who have been knighted).
Applications will be open until December 11th. However, given the critical nature of having this position filled as early as possible, we reserve the right the close earlier than projected on receiving an extraordinary application.
Once again, this position will be open Brotherhood-wide.
Applications should be sent to:
- A'lora Kituri, Consul - [Log in to view e-mail addresses]
- Turel Sorenn, Proconsul - [Log in to view e-mail addresses]
- 24 hour email turnaround (excluding leaves of absence)
- Rank of at least Knight (JM4), no previous Brotherhood leadership is required
- The ability to be present and approachable on Clan avenues of communication (email, IRC, Telegram is strongly recommended but not a hard requirement)
- Be available for additional questions or an interview from the summit
- Address how you will improve the new member integration and master-student program
- Present ideas for how you will work with the rest of the summit on recruitment and retention
- 30/60/90 formats are not required and somewhat discouraged
- Don't wait until the last minute! This is a critical vacancy and we reserve the right to make a selection prior to the closing.
Today EA launched their Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes mobile game available for Apple and Android . It is a fun game in which you're fighting on holotables and collecting cards and ranking them up to fight in turn based combat through different...
Today EA launched their Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes mobile game available for Apple and Android . It is a fun game in which you're fighting on holotables and collecting cards and ranking them up to fight in turn based combat through different waves of enemies. In my personal opinion this and Base Command are more fun and addicting than some other Star Wars mobile games to come out recently. We will have a competition created shortly for this new game.
All, I have just deployed the code for the Trophies System. Trophies should start appearing on dossiers as we speak. Some things to note: * As Aabs already mentioned, Trophies have no impact on medals or promotions. * Some Trophies update...
I have just deployed the code for the Trophies System. Trophies should start appearing on dossiers as we speak.
Some things to note:
- As Aabs already mentioned, Trophies have no impact on medals or promotions.
- Some Trophies update immediately when their requirements are met, others are processed several times a day for all members that have recently visited the site. This means it might take a couple of hours for a trophy to become marked as complete on your dossier.
- Expect improvements and tweaks to this system over the coming days, as well as an incentive to increase the number of available Trophies. More on that soon.
- Big props to Atra and A'lora for coming up with all the GFX on fairly short notice!
Edit: There appears to be a bug with the notification toast not staying dismissed. We'll look into it. Edit 2: Should be fixed now.
Hello Everyone, In advance of James taking the DJB Trophy System online (I hear whispers of "soon"), this is a brief MAA notice on the role trophies will play in recognizing members. Trophies are meant as a side exercise both to provide...
In advance of James taking the DJB Trophy System online (I hear whispers of "soon"), this is a brief MAA notice on the role trophies will play in recognizing members.
Trophies are meant as a side exercise both to provide goals and recognize accomplishments (some good, some bad) for members as they work toward their next rank. As such, trophies have no impact on medals or promotions. Any recommendation which includes trophies as a source of activity will be immediately remanded. Trophies are a separate entity that will ideally play a role in keeping members encouraged and busy during the higher rank periods. Beyond that, you cannot be awarded a medal for earning trophies and promotions will not be given for earning trophies.
Personally, I am very excited about this new system. It's fun, straight forward, and a great opportunity to add more "look at how awesome I am" to our dossiers. It's often light hearted, with some trophies given for not so awesome accomplishments. Everyone will find out more when the system goes live, but the Master at Arms Office has only a small role as trophies are an automated process and removed from general club recognition.
Stay tuned for more news from James!
Aabsdu, Master at Arms
"The Grand Master's Tournament" The wide, windowless chamber was lit ominously by dimmed overhead lights. Seven formally clad figures sat behind a large, crescent-shaped table that was raised in a manner that forced anyone below to...
"The Grand Master's Tournament"
The wide, windowless chamber was lit ominously by dimmed overhead lights. Seven formally clad figures sat behind a large, crescent-shaped table that was raised in a manner that forced anyone below to look upwards towards the fully-assembled Dark Council. All were present save the Deputy Grand Master, who was attending to other pertinent business away from the isolated meeting. For this, the Grand Master of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood himself was indeed present.
Sitting at the center of the crescent-table, the Grand Master wore tailored robes trimmed on the edges with gold. Their immaculate, white fabric lining represented a silent challenge to any who thought they could make the most powerful man in the Brotherhood bleed. The hilts of his lightsabers were displayed openly on his waist and within easy reach, but those gathered knew that Darth Pravus hardly needed either of his weapons should things escalate beyond reasonable decorum. Even if he wasn’t at the center of the room, his presence alone served as the anchor point of the meeting’s attention.
Below, a long rectangular table bisected the crescent-platform. Staggered around the table sat the seven Consuls of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. Naga Sadow. Arcona. Odan-Urr. Scholae Palatinae. Tarentum. Plagueis. Taldryan.
They talked amongst each other, a mixture of fake and genuine smiles, nods, and shrugs. They thumbed through the data pads and pointed. Farrin and Teylas compared notes. Keirdagh stroked his full beard and furrowed his brow, his expression going from hopeful to sour by the time he finished reading the datapad. Xen’mordin was impossible to read behind his mask. Locke hummed to himself as his eyes drank in the information before him. A’lora nodded and scribbled notes onto a side pad she had brought.
The last of the Consuls had shifted her rolling chair away from the others and had plugged a headset in to listen to the audio-version of the data. When Pravus fixed his gaze on the Miraluka, she waved a hand in front of her blindfold and flashed a grin. Atyiru then nodded to herself as she removed the headset and tried to find the “off” button after flipping the tablet upside and backwards.
Pravus sighed inwardly, but no hint of expression crossed his eerily calm visage. He drew each of the Consuls to attention with a simple hand gesture. They quieted and turned to look up at the Grand Master.
“You have all reviewed the information at hand. Provide the Combat Master with your selections, and he will be in contact with your representatives and handle the rest of the proceedings. Good luck, Consuls. Dismissed.”
The Consuls shifted and started to get up.
“dbb0t: end logs,” James Entar called out suddenly with a ring of command. There was a pause as everyone looked at the Seneschal, who grinned like a child demonstrating his new favorite toy. “dbb0t: conclude meeting,” James continued.
“Yes, my master,” a cheerful, disembodied voice exclaimed.
On cue, the lights to the room blared to life by an unseen hand, completely destroying the air of sabley-dark formality.
There were a few murmurs about the advanced state of the Seneschal’s quirky AI. Beyond those, however, the Consuls rose and exited the meeting room. They splintered off into their preferred cliques, Odan-Urr and Arcona exchanging shoulder claps while the others looked on worriedly and gravitated towards their own “alliances”.
Pravus watched them go. Indeed, on the surface, the unit leaders looked amiable and professional. They all had years of exposure under Ashen, Sarin, and even Cotelin’s reigns and had either learned their parts or been trained to act them. It was all an illusion, though. For all the talks of unification for the Brotherhood, many were still wary of Pravus’ machinations. He could sense the seeds of doubt and deceit and selfishness. But it had always been that way, and change was not something that happened over night.
Pravus knew all of this. They were all his pieces on a holochess board to maneuver towards his greater goal. There was still plenty of work to be done for his vision to be realized, but the tournament would provide the proper distraction. Nothing pleased the Clans more than a chance to openly lash out against one another.
Once the heavy double doors closed, the Grand Master glanced around at his remaining Council. Cotelin looked tired, but present nonetheless. Aabsdu was already back into his datapad, no doubt filtering through a mess of paperwork that had built up while he had the device silenced for the meeting. Beside him, Dacien sat quietly but attentively. Evant folded his arms across his chest and idly poked at his personal comm. Vorsa held her wooden visage firm, the sheep among wolves. Valhavoc stroked his beard and looked at the Grand Master expectantly.
“They don’t trust you,” the Fist stated. It was not really a question, but it was at the front of each Councilors’ mind.
“That stands to reason. We can work with it, though. Mav is doubling-down on the false reports of the return to Antei. Once that is secure, this tournament should be just the thing to keep their focus.”
Valhavoc nodded once, and the other Councilors offered no other comment.
“So. Who wishes to represent the Dark Council in this tournament?” Pravus asked aloud without any further preamble, his voice carrying easily around the chamber without need to raise it beyond conversational tone.
The Dark Councilors looked around at one another. A few eyes went to Valhavoc, who crossed his arms and shook his head. “Heh. Absolutely not.”
Aabsdu rolled his shoulder and then raised a hand into the air. “I could use a break from my terminal, I think.”
Vorsa’s hand rose next, followed almost immediately by James’. When the Seneschal's hand shot up, he waved it excitedly in the air. The Councilors looked at him curiously.
“James,” Pravus said carefully, “You want to fight in the Tournament?”
“Oh, no, not at all. I don’t have time,” he explained with grin. ”I just wanted you to feel like more than two people were interested.”
Valhavoc coughed into his hand to cover a laugh. Vorsa’s hand remained in the air, her face stoic. Pravus turned his gaze towards her, studying it for a moment before nodding.
“It is settled, then. You are dismissed.”
REDACTED The Colosseum
High walls that were too tall for even the most savvy Jedi to scale outlined a large field of ancient sand and sediment the size of a holoball field. The spectators' chairs were divided into neatly organized sections with seats bunched close together to accommodate anywhere up to a few thousand people. At the center, an elongated platform “box” had been constructed with a central throne of stone, with various seats of smaller scale lined beside it in both directions. From his seat, Pravus silently took in the venue and nodded to himself in approval.
On opposite sides of the arena, the first two combatants began their descent into the mines below. Others would follow in succession. The holoprojection screens tracked their progress. When the lifts reached their destination, the Grand Master rose from his seat and spoke one word into his microphone, amplifying it over the Colosseum and down into the mines.
So, that’s my first crack at a DB-wide fiction. Let me know what you guys think, I’m curious to know (especially from those mentioned therein).
Anyway, onto the stuff I’m actually supposed to be doing.
Round I -- FIGHT!
The Tournament has officially begun! Click here to check out the offical competition page with rules and information.
Below, you can see the bracket for the 16 members that were selected. The breakdown is as follows:
The seedling was randomly generated by James’ awesome code. We’ve also made sure that no two members of the same unit will see each other unless they hit the finals.
You can follow the matches here.
Cheer for your clannmates. Support them. While this is for individual glory, it’s always nice to see your own clannmates kicking butt.
Good luck, and may the o--
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