Competition: [RoS: Meridian Event Long] Team Writing - Faction Creation

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[RoS: Meridian Event Long] Team Writing - Faction Creation

Faction Creation is a competition in the Event Long Team Competitions Bin. Participating in a competition in this bin for the first time awards 6 points from participation to your unit. The competition Objective-Based Team Fiction is also in this bin.

Participating in at least one competition in each Event Long bin will earn a member 5 additional participation points. See the parent competition for detailed rules.

This competition is worth a relatively high amount of placement points for Event Long competitions. Cumulatively, the placements in this competition are worth 15 % of placement points in Event Long competitions.

Competition Details

Members (2-4 per team) will create an entirely new Faction (without extensive subfaction details) or a Sub-Faction in the Collective (https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/factions). The Faction may be completely original, or draw in some way from DB cannon, but should not be related to, or involved with, any current Clans or alliances between units. The Faction should not be an existing and well developed entity in Star Wars canon (No First Order, Knights of Ren, or Black Suns please). Factions do not need to be overly technical (e.g. should not contain anything like an Order of Battle, but could contain references where appropriate to assets a Faction may have). Factions created here may feature in future Brotherhood content, or may be used as inspiration for new enemies and allies for the Brotherhood, pending some modification by the Dark Council. Entries must contain:

  • An introduction to the faction: Detail the faction’s background, territorial holdings, how it fits into the Brotherhood’s fictional universe (e.g. how it interacts with the Brotherhood and the Collective), and how it might change in the near and distant future. This introduction should be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 2000 words, and may be written in any style the submitting members wish.
  • Faction Page Text: Text that would be found on the Faction page, such as a motto, as well as the “About the [Faction Name]” and “Leadership” boxes, as on https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/factions/the-collective. The “About” box should have only a few short sentences about the faction at most.
  • Example Faction Members: At least one, and up to three mock character sheets (no more than three) for members of the faction. These members may be at any standing within the faction. Character sheets can be screen captures from, e.g. the character sheet sandbox. Aspects may be stock or custom.

Submission Requirements and Team Contributions

Teams must include between two and four members, all of whom must contribute substantially to the entry. Entries must be submitted with the above requirements in one single document that clearly states the members of the team, including name and pin, near the top of the document. Teams should submit only a single entry per team.

The submission should have clear headings for each of the three required sections and should be submitted as either a Word or Google Document file.

Entries should clearly indicate how each participant contributed to the submission, such as through Track Changes or the like, and where contributions weren’t "written" into the document, as details provided with the submission that explains relevant contributions. Images/graphics are not required and will not be factored in to any grading criteria (excluding screen captures of character sheets, of course).

Grading

Factions will be graded based on the below criteria:

  • 30% - Creativity. How interesting/creative is the Faction or Sub-Faction?
  • 40% - Realism and Adherence to the Prompt. Is it clear how the Faction fits in the universe? Is the Faction realistic in the Star Wars universe, given the DB etc? Are character descriptions and aspects appropriate? (Note that members do not need Voice Staff level realism checks for NPC CSes, just don’t go overboard. Use available Voice resources as guidelines and you will be fine).
  • 20% - Integration. Do the three required components of the Faction integrate well? Do they provide a basis to expand the faction?
  • 10% - Syntax. Are syntax errors widespread across the documents? Do the documents adhere to basic formatting that allow them to be easily read?
Competition Information
Parent Competition
Rite of Supremacy: Meridian
Organized by
Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Running time
2018-10-14 until 2018-11-19 (about 1 month)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Other
Awards
Novae
Participants
46 subscribers, of which 27 have participated.
Results
1st place
Seer Archenksov
Member
Seer Archenksov
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
1st place
1st place
Vanguard Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
Member
Vanguard Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
1st place
1st place
Savant Ka Tarvitz
Member
Savant Ka Tarvitz
File submission
Severian_Principate.docx
Textual submission

Word count for Introduction to the Faction: 1990 words.

Believe it or not, we actually wrote almost ten times that number in faction lore before anyone noticed the word count limitation.

Placement
1st place
2nd place
Ranger Justinios Taldrya Drake
Member
Ranger Justinios Taldrya Drake
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
2nd place
2nd place
Augur Alaris Jinn
Member
Augur Alaris Jinn
File submission
RoS_-_Faction_-_Grand_Summit_Trust.docx
Textual submission

Submission on behalf of the following:

Alaris Jinn - 9426
Justinios Drake - 14825

Placement
2nd place
3rd place
Warlord Kojiro Keibatsu
Member
Warlord Kojiro Keibatsu
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
3rd place
3rd place
Augur Ashia Kagan Keibatsu
Member
Augur Ashia Kagan Keibatsu
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
3rd place
3rd place
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Member
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Textual submission

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13wewobt0rg5rIWXiRxfvebxudINYij6oCAWd8uKiw9Y/edit?usp=sharing

Placement
3rd place
4th place
Augur Kordath Bleu
Member
Augur Kordath Bleu
Submission
Augur Kordath Bleu opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
4th place
4th place
Corsair Qyreia Arronen
Member
Corsair Qyreia Arronen
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
4th place
4th place
Knight Scarlett
Member
Knight Scarlett
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
4th place
4th place
Yeoman Emere Galo
Member
Yeoman Emere Galo
File submission
Faction_DJB.docx
Textual submission

Participation:

Tali:
- Archivist NPC Seeker stats
- Background
- Territories
- History with the Brotherhood

Emere:
- About
- Members
- Basic idea refinement for Introduction and History

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GIpuDKmVVUyFWEKfGsBlPDSAdsSdEFZAH2b2m0VnNP0/edit?usp=sharing

Placement
4th place
4th place
Savant Tali Sroka
Member
Savant Tali Sroka
Submission
Savant Tali Sroka opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
4th place
4th place
Reaver Satsi Tameike Arconae
Member
Reaver Satsi Tameike Arconae
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
4th place
6th place
Seer Alara Deathbane
Member
Seer Alara Deathbane
Textual submission

"The Sisterhood of Saintooine."

The Sisterhood is the militia of Saintooine's governing religious institution, the Church of Life. It is made up entirely of females. The Church believes that women are the givers of life and are also responsible for protecting the future in peace and war, while men are responsible for the present. The Sisters will defend their own fanatically to ensure their duties will be upheld - a dead Sister can't help forge a better future after all.

Originally a pure self-defense force, the Sisters' mode of operation changed drastically when a Nikto cartel started preying on pilgrims. A brutal campaign which polluted no less than three worlds not only drove the cartel off, but sundered their base of operations and the power destroyed their closest ally. This victory gave the Sisterhood considerable clout and they remain a leading influence on Sanctooine to this day.

The Church of Life sees the Force as evil incarnate, an anti-deity that chooses avatars to spur the fires of war and feed all life to death in a neverending conflict. However, the Sisters remain unaware that their sentiments were shared by the legendary Darth Traya. They have allied themselves with the Collective on a crusade to see the Force die, although they are abhorred by the rampant cybernetic augmentation. The High-Sister named Prioris has made it perfectly clear to Rath Oligard that the Sisterhood would split from the Collective as soon as the DJB is no more.

In terms of tactics, the Sisters are considered unorthodox. Squads operate semi-independently, with dedicated gunships doubling as transports attached to them. Regular blasters take a backup role behind flamethrowers and grenade launchers. Quick entries and spectacular displays of firepower followed by an expeditious retreat are favored to avoid stand-up fights and preserve Sisters - only with partial success, as the organization is currently under regular strength by a significant margin.

Placement
6th place
6th place
Battlelord Jorm (The Jester) Na'trej
Member
Battlelord Jorm (The Jester) Na'trej
File submission
The_Sisterhood_of_Saintooine.docx
Placement
6th place
7th place
Colonel Rhylance
Member
Colonel Rhylance
File submission
Joint_Systems_Civilian_Militia.pdf
Textual submission

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yqWCEkrVH02vnIS1QwIhVEgeX9ItycXEAn3JoPCMEh0/edit?usp=sharing

This is an editable link so that you can view the tracking on who did what

Placement
7th place
7th place
Battlemaster Lucine Vasano
Member
Battlemaster Lucine Vasano
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
7th place
7th place
Warrior Aldaric
Member
Warrior Aldaric
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
7th place
7th place
Warlord Rulvak Qurroc
Member
Warlord Rulvak Qurroc
Textual submission

Completed with Rhylance 14294, Lucine Vasano 14877, and Aldaric 15434.

Placement
7th place
8th place
Peacekeeper Creon Saldean
Member
Peacekeeper Creon Saldean
File submission
Collective_Faction_Creation.docx
Textual submission

This Faction Creation was a shared effort by [Creon Saldean #12097](https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/members/12097), [Dral Falgorth #14458](https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/members/14458), and [Nefin Nightfire #12099](https://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/members/12099). The contribution distribution is as follows:

Concept of Faction, Faction Page Text, and Supervision and Refinement performed by Creon Saldean.
Introduction to the faction performed by Dral Falgorth
Concept Design, Creation, and Implementation of Example Faction Members performed by Nefin Nightfire.

[Google Doc Optional Link](https://docs.google.com/document/d/170pcQ-r3d0cJZPw82Od27rhPDmvJt6woU2rYry4m52Y/edit?usp=sharing)

Placement
8th place
8th place
Captain Nefin Nightfire
Member
Captain Nefin Nightfire
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
8th place
8th place
Privateer Dral Falgorth
Member
Privateer Dral Falgorth
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
8th place
9th place
Battlelord Etah Kilij Bloodfyre
Member
Battlelord Etah Kilij Bloodfyre
File submission
Faction_Creation.docx
Textual submission

Submitted in word doc, all writing contained within a graphic.

Placement
9th place
9th place
Battlelord Takagari "DarkHawk" KogaRyu
Member
Battlelord Takagari "DarkHawk" KogaRyu
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
9th place
9th place
Warrior Erik Cato
Member
Warrior Erik Cato
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
9th place
9th place
Knight Xuner Holst
Member
Knight Xuner Holst
Textual submission

Manually added by Grand Master Telaris "Mav" Cantor

Placement
9th place