Prophet James Lucius Entar

Dark Council, Sith, Krath Adherent
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Event ID
106264
Award
Dark Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Darth Pravus
Primary reason

James conducted a search through 14 months of news page reports to identify all Dark Jedi Brotherhood plot updates. His work is a tremendous contribution to ensuring the past year of fiction will be recorded on our wiki and establish continuity. Thanks for your help!

Grand Master Darth Pravus, 2014-03-26 20:59:03 UTC
Event ID
103634
Old Legacy
Unknown
New Legacy
Lord Archon of the Brotherhood
Primary reason

Transitioning vanity title to Legacy

Prophet James Lucius Entar, 2014-01-08 14:35:46 UTC
Event ID
102335
Award
Dark Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Master Gavriel Kadesh
Primary reason

For assistance rendered to the Master at Arms office in implementing the new Promotion Guidelines within the Promotheus tool.

Master Gavriel Kadesh, 2013-11-26 14:17:49 UTC
Event ID
101764
Award
Seal of Loyalty
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

As our traditions dictate, on the Day of the Fox, we award those among us who have displayed great loyalty to our club, worked long and hard hours to make it a better place for all of us. We recognize them with our SEAL OF LOYALTY to thank them for outstanding service. Please accept this as a token of our esteem, on behalf of a grateful Brotherhood. ~Muz Ashen, Dark Lord of the Sith.

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2013-11-07 06:04:43 UTC
Event ID
101482
Award
Legion of the Scholar
Quantity
1
Competition
Kooki's IRC trivia
Requested by
Warlord Andrelious J. Inahj
Primary reason

For achieving 2nd place in the Kooki's IRC trivia competition.

Warlord Andrelious J. Inahj, 2013-10-28 21:52:33 UTC
Event ID
100955
Position
Magistrate to the Master At Arms
Unit
Assistants
Event ID
99013
Award
Golden Lightsaber
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

I'm not sure there's a way to put into words the massive contribution that James has made with the launch of the new Club website. The man is a paragon of ability and drive, and has been completely focused on accomplishing this monumental objective. With the added functionality, as well as the ability to improve and add to the site we are sure to see this work last for many years into the future. Every existing member, and every new member of this Club will be impacted by this endeavor for years to come.

Fantastic job James! Congratulations on becoming one of a select few in the Club to be awarded a Golden Lightsaber! ~ Valhavoc, Fist of the Dark Lord


The Golden Lightsaber is an award reserved for very few. Generally speaking, it has been awarded to Grand Masters upon their retirement, in recognition of their years of service to the Brotherhood. I sometimes and go look at those names that have received the award and remember all that those men have done. I see where we are today, and I can trace the progress of the Brotherhood through the line of GLS recipients. The award shows a complete lineage of the Brotherhood's greatest. But, at this moment, and until another Lightsaber is bestowed, the list is currently incomplete.

Jam3z Lucius Entar deserves a Golden Lightsaber. His name should be quickened to the list of names of the Brotherhood's greatest. Because he is one; Jam3z, our Seneschal, is one of the Brotherhood's greatest members.

Not many people can comprehend the amount of time, effort and dedication that have gone into Jam3z and his team rebuilding the Brotherhood website. I can. I understand. We have attempted to take on this feat four other times. Jam3z was there for most of them, when we tried to rebuild the site in ASP.NET, PHP, traditional ASP, and PHP again. Jam3z was witness to the failure of each attempt. The site was too big. There was too much functionality to rebuild. It could not be done with our small team of coders.

Yet Jam3z has completed the task. He has, with the help of but few others, taken our website into the next generation and preserved our ability to prosper as a club for many more years. I doubt anyone could really count the number of hours he put into this project, but if I guessed over 1,000, I may come close by half. Our website is comprised of hundreds of scripts, dozens of tools, and countless different intricacies; rebuilding it was a herculean task.

And it was just in time. The old website was on the fritz. At times it was inaccessible. It had the fingerprints of a half dozen Seneschals and the code was out-of date. For the DB to progress, we needed a solid foundation and the ability to build new and better things. Without Jam3z work, we would be stuck.

I underestimated Jam3z, I will admit. When the project first launched, I had my doubts as to the ability of the team to pull through. I am very glad to be wrong. I am thankful to be wrong. I love this club and its members and want to see it last for another twenty years. Thanks to Jam3z, we have a shot at that future.

I am certain Jam3z will continue to do more for us. This website is his to care for, maintain and further develop, so there will be more things to thank him for in the future. But right now, it's appropriate to thank him for the work he's done to date. And that work puts our Seneschal in elite company; he deserves to be known as one of our greatest members. Because, as I said, he is one.

Jam3z: Thank you for everything. I am grateful for you. Congratulations. ~ Jac Cotelin, Sith Lord


The Dark Jedi Brotherhood is an internet based club that relies heavily on our website. Its complexity attracts new members, its functionality enables day to day operations, and its unreliability is legendary. Robot hacking bots owned us, requests are lost to the internet, and pages refuse to load. BUT, all this has changed. Jam3z has led our coders on an operation that has been talked about for years, but never accomplished. The Dark Jedi Brotherhood's website and all of its complexities have been upgraded and built on a new and stable coding language that will ensure our longevity and continued existence for years to come. Jam3z work ranks in the pantheon of Dark Jedi Brotherhood accomplishments and is deserving our our finest awards. I'm proud to be a member of this request and proud to thank one of our best members ever. Thanks for all your work! ~ Darth Pravus, Sith Lord


Many aspire to climb mountains. Few ever do. Many say what they will do. Few follow through. Many make promises. Few keep them.

We have so many examples of the above I need no more words to describe them. They are all-too-familiar to us. But what is not as familiar, what may indeed require a few more carefully chosen words, is what it looks like when someone steps apart from the rest and actually accomplishes what he set out to do.

This is what it looks like when someone doesn't talk about climbing the mountain but does it. This is what it sounds like when someone does what they said. This is what it feels like when someone keeps a promise. And as you likely have innumerable examples of the former, I will give you one of the later...

James Lucius Entar Arconae.

I have had the pleasure of working with James and his team during my tenure as Deputy Grand Master. When he was hired James was tasked with one mission: Design a new and modern website from the ground up. Unlike my experience with other coders in the past, James has been ever-present during this project. In days gone by the Brotherhood was often at the mercy of coders as the technical nature of their skills was difficult to come by and their reliability and dedication often more so.

James was unique in his role. Constant updates. Constant questions. Constant improvements. James worked so hard for so long it was difficult for the Dark Council, especially Muz and I, to keep up with all his advances on this project. But the beauty of hiring and then relying on someone like James, his tenacity, maturity, and personal drive; I knew I didn't need to worry about him, keep tabs on him, or even push him to do his job.

Few realize that a leader should never have to push his people forward. Rather, he should only have to reign them in and focus them on their next objective.

With James, I had need to do neither. James did this work. And what is to be remembered is that he did not do it for the Grand Master or the Dark Council. He did not do it for promotion, fame, or accolade.

James did it for us, the Brotherhood. He did it for you, the member.

He worked tirelessly to leave something behind for all of us. So let us do what little we can in return...

James, thank you for everything you've done for us and continue to do in your role here. Please accept the Golden Lightsaber on behalf of a most grateful Deputy Grand Master, and more importantly, a most grateful Brotherhood.

Congratulations, my friend. ~ Raken, Sith Lord


The Golden Lightsaber is one of our highest accolades, and requires a 2/3 DC vote. I want to take a moment and explain why I think he deserves it.

Jam3z was given one major task since he was made Seneschal in May or 2012: Save our club from this dying site. I don't need to tell you how bad it was on the best of days. Dossiers erroring out, requests vanishing into thin air, graphics getting erased, and everything loaded far far slower than we liked. This continued to get worse over the past few years, the result of so many seneschals, each with their own coding styles and piss-poor documentation to back it up.

It was a hell of a job, akin to getting thrown into a kitchen that had not been stocked or cleaned in twenty years and told to make a gourmet meal. It's not the first time I gave that job out. I'm not the only GM to hand that job out. But Jamez is the only man who achieved the goal.

Since then, he's been methodically burning through the site code, trying to find ways to do what we do now, but in more stable ways. He decided on a new framework code, called Ruby on Rails, to do the whole new site in. This makes the code modular, and easily adaptable for future projects that we've all been drooling over for the past ten years. Rough estimates from fellow coders place the amount of work he has put in at 700-800 hours of coding. That averages out to about two hours of coding EVERY day since he was named Seneschal, no weekends, vacations, or time off for good behavior.

That is a feat, gentlemen. One worthy of our highest award.

Now here's why it's the right time for him to get this award. He's done this out of love for the club. You don't do this many hours of dirty, hard, migraine-inducing work just for a few pixels, and the fleeting admiration of a few dozen people. You don't do this for the thirty comments on the announcement that will fall off the news page in two weeks. You do this because you want to heal the club, to make it better, to help us survive into the next ten years or more. On our old site, we could all feel it coming. The end of our club inched closer with every failed dossier load. Now, we have something that gives us a much better chance to not only survive, but to thrive. We needed this, and we needed it now. Now we can hone the site, live testing showing us where more work is needed. We have the framework for a new ACC, we have framework for possessions, we have framework for projects we haven't even had the balls to think up yet because those that were already on the list were clogging up our brains.

They're all possible now, and we have one man to personally thank.

Yes, there's more work to do. No, we're not done. But I think we should acknowledge the man as one of the greats in our organization, and show him that we do appreciate him and his work.

I ask you all to stand with me and thank Jam3z for his work. ~ Muz Ashen, Dark Lord of the Sith

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2013-07-29 04:58:50 UTC
Event ID
58053
Award
Seal of Reminiscence
Quantity
21
Requested by
Prophet James Lucius Entar
Primary reason

For your involvement in the 2013 Independence Games as Independence Games Administrator

-James, Muz, Solari

Prophet James Lucius Entar, 2013-05-21 03:15:01 UTC
Event ID
57004
Award
Seal of Loyalty
Quantity
1
Requested by
Master Raken
Primary reason

For outstanding service to the Dark Brotherhood on this Tenth Anniversary of Independence.

Master Raken, 2013-04-13 01:11:05 UTC
Event ID
71271
Old Rank
Dark Side Adept (Elder 1)
New Rank
Dark Jedi Master (Elder 2)
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

I am honored to have been asked to write a recommendation for James. He is, without a doubt, the person I look up to most in the Brotherhood, and one of the few people I feel the urge to buy a plane ticket to go meet and shake his hand in person.

He has been Seneschal for nine months now, and constantly a member of the SCL staff as either Lord Archon or some form of Magistrate (including Special and Empowered) since his promotion to Dark Side Adept.

My mind boggles when I consider the work he has been a part of in the various efforts to maintain and expand the Dark Brotherhood website. I truly believe that without James, our current website would be crippled or dead, and a replacement website nowhere in sight.

However, thanks to James, the current website is serviceable and a new - faster, better, stronger - website is just around the corner. His work hosting a beta site, and managing the hoards of people who have access to it is commendable. His improvements and additions to it are consistent and top quality. For all this effort, he is never "above" listening to and taking action on feedback; or scrapping an idea if he finds a better solution.

If he needs something tested that he has just implemented, he'll generally ask people who are on on IRC and prompt them for feedback. He even helped me realize I hadn't paid enough attention when testing the new Character Sheets, as he explained what I was asking to be changed about it was already in place.

Once the new main site for the Brotherhood was in a state he was happy with, where the main bulk of the work was complete, he spearheaded the start of the development of a new Shadow Academy site.

He told us to list everything we wanted out of the new site, and not to limit ourselves to what the current site could do. The worst that would happen if we requested something that couldn't be easily coded was that it may be delayed until after launch, or an alternative looked into.

Fortunately, James managed to take our massive list of requests and work flow, and turned it into a workable spec sheet, incorporating all that we had asked for. I have no doubt that under James' guidance the Shadow Academy will become every bit as awesome as it needs to be.

James has also developed a tool called Promotheus, which I believe was once intended to help the summit of Arcona, but now services the entire Brotherhood. This tool helps keep track of Journeymen and when they are eligible for promotions. This has helped dramatically in making sure that no members fall through the cracks when they deserve a promotion.

Promotheus, on the current site, is pretty slow. I understand it takes over an hour to check every member of the Brotherhood currently, but James managed to speed it up dramatically as part of creating the new website. It now take maybe a minute or two to check every dossier, and is so fast that it can be made to re-check a dossier whenever something changes on it (like a member getting a medal.) This will speed up the recognition of a potential Journeyman promotion dramatically.

James has since assisted me in extending Promotheus, such that it can check for people who are eligible for, and eventually award, Dark Side Degrees.

All of the above is to say, James is, in my opinion, one of the most stand up and influential guys in the Brotherhood. His work may not always be in the face of every member, but he touches every members "Brotherhood lives."

Congratulations James, and keep up the Kick-assery.

~Solari, Headmaster

James is one of the few major contributors to the club over the years that I don't know well. So what I'm forced to do is "know him through his work." Each time I log onto the new website, I get to know James a little better. With every click I can see the passion he has for the club. With every new function implemented I can feel how much James cares about our corner of the Star Wars universe.

Most recently I've seen his passion for the material shift into a whole new gear with his work on the new Character Sheet coding process. Literally overnight James had a working model based off the "proposal" CS document. Overnight. We've seldom had that kind of power at our fingertips when implementing new systems. With James on our team I am truly excited to see what comes next. Because with him, every day is like Christmas.

-Raken, Shadow Hand

Hey Jam3z, can you take this ancient website coded by multiple people and convert it to a new language, on a new server, and replicate every single function it currently has, but you need to make it better. Thanks buddy. This sums up what we have asked Jam3z to do for the Dark Brotherhood. The final product is nearing release and we are already stacking new requirements on Jam3z and he is completing them at a rate that can only be described as incredible. Our coders have always been slow to receive awards despite the tremendous amount of pressure and work we have put on them, but those days are long gone. It is truly an honor to recommend our SCL for Dark Jedi Master. Congrats buddy!

-GM Pravus, Voice

Jam3z is a god. He erupted fully formed from the womb of Ada Lovelace and studied with Babbage and Turing. He killed his father, an Olympian god of copper and silicon, using nothing but a few lines of code and a shot of liquor. When he woke up from a fifty year nap, he was offered jobs with Microsoft and apple, Cisco and Bell labs. Instead, he has blessed us with his presence, almost singlehandedly creating a new website for us that is clean and awesome, drawing in elements from suggestions as easily as I am typing this right now. When Shadow, Sarin, Raken and I were discussing character sheets, he got copied and CODED IT UP ON THE SPOT, to explain it better. My mind = blown. So... Jam3z Entar != Dark Side Adept. Please take this as a token, a sacrifice, O god of the code. For all that you have done, and all that I know that you are currently doing, thank you.

-Muz Ashen, Dark Lord of the Sith

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2013-02-20 14:09:40 UTC
Event ID
54215
Award
Dark Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Adept Sashar Erinos Arconae
Primary reason

for editing 2845 battles in the ACC so they'll properly register with the new ACC rank reqs

Adept Sashar Erinos Arconae, 2012-10-31 08:13:44 UTC
Event ID
53907
Award
Scroll of Indoctrination
Quantity
1
Requested by
Warlord Ronovi Tavisaen
Primary reason

For recruiting Snabbie (#12913) to the Dark Jedi Brotherhood; Snabbie has just been promoted to Dark Jedi Knight.

Warlord Ronovi Tavisaen, 2012-10-23 06:55:45 UTC
Event ID
93796
Source Unit
Shadow Gate
Destination Unit
Rogue
Primary reason

Migrated from legacy database

Prophet James Lucius Entar, 2012-05-30 12:04:07 UTC
Event ID
87945
Position
Empowered Magistrate to the Seneschal
Unit
Assistants
Event ID
81778
Position
Seneschal
Unit
Dark Council
Event ID
51660
Award
Crescent with Topaz Star
Quantity
1
Competition
Build with Blocks
Requested by
Knight Damon Tye
Primary reason

For achieving second place in the Build with Blocks competition.

The awards for this competition were downgraded due to low participation.

Knight Damon Tye, 2012-05-29 14:04:09 UTC
Event ID
50898
Award
Emerald Dagger
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

I remember seeing James show up a few months back after a long absence. He was once an integral part of the coding staff in this club, with many of our current systems having been molded by his hands. I was thinking that it would be great if he were to jump back in and start helping us out once more...thankfully he did just that (and how). His efforts have been astounding. He has helped do some general maintenance to the DB site, helping stabilize some of the wonkier (technical term) aspects. However, it is the "new" work he's done that has truly blown my mind. He first introduced a new Master-Student option to our dossiers, further cementing the Master/Student Programs of the various Houses and Clans. Next, he completely overhauled the competitions system so that both the front and back-ends work so much better. It even does all of the work of rec'ing the medals for you! It hasn't been officially released yet, but he has worked on an activity tracking system that will really help everyone keep track of their activities and ensuring no one gets forgotten in terms of rewards and promotions. Last, it is his efforts that have allowed us to now have an automated system for doing AWOL checks, which has been a great boon to everyone in the club. These are 4 projects that have directly benefited everyone in this club, and his efforts are more than deserving of this award. Congratulations and thank you!


DJM Halcyon Taldrya Deputy Grand Master

Jam3z was one of the heavy coders in this club when I joined. There's prize few things that are on this site that he didn't have a hand in putting there, or otherwise know about. And when he retired, back when Jac was still GM, we all made a collective frowny face. Sure, we have had some great coders since then (and Orv is the man), but losing someone with that level of skill and understanding about how our site works is always a blow. Many people underestimate the role that coding takes on our site, because if their work is done right, nobody complains. It's a constant fight with the site to keep the Brotherhood moving. There's scriptkiddies lurking around the corner, and so many bits of functionality that can trash the whole kit and kaboodle because it hasn't been updated in a few years. Orv has been working his tail off just keeping us afloat and using the odd minute free to put in work on expansions. And then James came back. I really didn't expect him to do a whole heck of a lot, to be fair. Most dudes post-retirement will just stick their head in, chat a bit, maybe play a game or two, then vanish back into the Real World. And I didn't want to get excited at the thought of having another coder back around prematurely. I am glad to say that I was very wrong. Since his return, James has dove in and fixed problems as well as worked to expand things for us. In a time when every man-hour helps us drastically, James came to the rescue with time and energy, working on stuff liek the Master-Student functionality ont he site, Awol automation, and an activity tracker that is in beta testing right now. That's a whole lot of work for a retired guy to show up and do in short order. And I wanted to properly express our appreciation for his work quickly (and to encourage him to keep at it, because we need him around). As a token of our esteem, I hereby award James Entar an Emerald Dagger. Thank you very much. ~Muz Ashen, Dark lord of the Sith

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2012-04-17 11:35:53 UTC
Event ID
50796
Award
Seal of Loyalty
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

For exceptional service and loyalty to the Brotherhood, this Seal of Loyalty is awarded on Exodus Day, 2012. -- Muz Ashen

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2012-04-13 19:05:53 UTC
Event ID
93694
Source Unit
Rogue
Destination Unit
Shadow Gate
Primary reason

Migrated from legacy database

Augur Terran Koul, 2012-03-15 15:51:12 UTC
Event ID
93693
Source Unit
Qel-Droma
Destination Unit
Rogue
Primary reason

Migrated from legacy database

Augur Terran Koul, 2012-03-15 15:51:12 UTC