Competition: [ACC] Operation: Tempered Iron


[ACC] Operation: Tempered Iron


After the events of Nancora, it was shown that information had become one of the Brotherhood's greatest weaknesses. The lack of information, specifically.

It was a weakness to be overcome. To do so, the ACC's operatives have engaged in "inviting" the members of the Brotherhood to test their skills against each other. Dossiers have been prepared and distributed based on the observations made during the initial onset of conflict with the Collective.

Not all, however, would accept such an invitation to test themselves. Instead, more subtle means have been implemented to ensure the right member is in the right the right time.

Comp Info

Awards: Cluster of Ice, Elo Scoring/ACC Society advancement, First Level Crescents
Canon: Matches are not automatically made canon. Any lasting wounds to your characters are up to you as a member to decide. Members may coordinate after a match if they wish for a joint canon history of the battle with the opponent.


  • Matches will be graded using the standard ACC Grading Rubric.

  • All matches will be set up as 2/2 Alternate Ending matches in the Operation: Tempered Iron Hall.

  • Matches will be set up with a 3-day (72 Hour) post requirement. A single extension is allowed per match for each participant, allowing an additional 24 hours.

  • In the event of an emergency (member is hospitalized mid-fight in real life), the Combat Master / Voice may extend a match and, depending on time restraints, allow the opponent to re-queue.

  • Members will use the Challenge Queue to set up matches, selecting the on-going competition. Matches will be automatically created as per the competition criteria.

  • Members can use their Alternative Character.

  • Members can only request 3 matches at a time.

  • Members can encounter the same opponent 2 times.

  • Members cannot face the same opponent in consecutive matches.

  • All Matches will expire when the competition ends. In this scenario:

    • If both members have posted at least once, the match will end in a draw, with each writer earning a point.
    • If only one member has posted, and the other has not, the match will end by Time Out.
  • For the purpose of this competition, the minimum word count per post is 350 words and the maximum is 1000 words.

  • The rules of good sportsmanship apply. Match dodging, throwing, and unsportsmanlike behavior should be avoided by any means. Matches brought into question will be reviewed by the Combat Master and evaluated if further escalation in accordance with the Dark Covenant is required.

  • The competition will run for one (1) Calendar month from date of launch.

  • ACC Judges will be allowed to participate in one (1) single match to help ensure that there are enough opponents for members who might get stuck waiting for a challenger.


Members will earn points per match by the following standard:

Win: 20 Points
Loss: 7 Points
TO Win: 10 Points Multiplied By Posts Made
Disqualification: -10 Points
Timeout: -20 Points

The member with the most points at the end of the competition wins. Top 3 placements receive crescents, and all matches fall under the Voice Staff Guidelines for awarding Clusters of Ice.

In the event of a tie in score, the winner will be determined in the following order: number of matches played, average Elo of opponents defeated.


All non-clan venues are available in the random pool, no Arx venues are included.

Competition Information

Organized by
Augur Atra Ventus
Running time
2018-09-02 until 2018-09-30 (29 days)
Ends in
8 days (2018-09-30 23:59:59 UTC/18:59:59 EST)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
First Level Crescents
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