Master Raken

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Event ID
87254
Position
Praetor to the Grand Master
Unit
Assistants
Event ID
87253
Position
Fiction Tribune
Unit
Tribunes
Event ID
39868
Award
Seal of Unity
Quantity
10
Requested by
Prophet Kir Taldrya Katarn
Primary reason

For grading/judging/administering events in the Ninth Great Jedi War.

Prophet Kir Taldrya Katarn, 2009-06-09 11:46:04 UTC
Event ID
68062
Old Rank
Warlord (Equite 4)
New Rank
Adept (Elder 1)
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

An Elder of the Dark Brotherhood must rise above the pettyness of his order, above the pettyness of internal Clan squables, and above his own personal desires. An Elder in the Dark Brotherhood is a person who redefines our club and leaves a lasting impression through the merit of his work. Raken has done these things and he has done them at a level we have never seen before.

Raken has served as my praetor for over two years and in that time he has redined the role what it means to be a Praetor. Raken has dedicated hundreds of hours to the creation of a flowing and unified Dark Brotherhood storyline. This plotline, the first of its kind in DB history, has spanned 5 years of "DB" time and over two years of real time. He has crafted hundreds of pages of work that weaved the Dark Brotherhood from Antei to Government on the run to returning heroes.

Raken determined his niche in the Dark Brotherhood and ran full speed with it. He ignored Clan squables and seperated himself completely from the Politics of the DB. In doing so he allowed his creative freedom and skill as a writer to flourish. With two plus years of time to write, Raken has created a wonderful story and future for the Dark Brotherhood.

Finally, it should be noted that Raken has done all of this without ever asking for an award or for his name to be published in a report. He has been the untimate unselfish member. Raken truly belongs with the Elders of our Club and I wholeheartedly welcome him to the Rank of Dark Adept. Congrats! ~ Darth Sarin, Sith Lord


Typically, promotion recommendations are an argument for “why this member deserves it” – however, in our current situation, this isn’t the case. The recommendation for Raken could be written by any member in the Brotherhood – everyone can see the projects he’s worked on, and his ideas come to fruition. In serving as Praetor to the Grand Master for more than two years, Raken achieved more than any Council assistant I have ever seen – indeed, he accomplished more than most Dark Councilors! He has revolutionized the storyline presentation of the Brotherhood, in a way we will be hard pressed to keep up with in the future. He helped run several of the most successful competitions in Brotherhood history – an RoS and two GJWs. Finally, his importance in the creation of the new character sheets and discipline system was immeasurable. Over the last several years, we have made it much more difficult to join the ranks of the Elders – you must prove consistent dedication to the Brotherhood as a whole. Raken has forgone membership in a Clan entirely, so he could focus solely on the Brotherhood’s needs. He has sacrificed the House and Clan relationships that many people hold most dear, all in a continuing effort to make our club more enjoyable to everyone. Raken’s dedication and work ethic are unquestionably superior and the importance of his accomplishments are manifest – I can think of no one who has deserved this promotion more. Congratulations Raken, you absolutely deserve it. ~ Justicar Kir Katarn


To be welcomed into the Elder roles it requires one to do work not just for themselves or their Clan, but instead to truly do work that is beneficial to the entire Dark Brotherhood. Raken has no Clan ties, and every single bit of effort he produces is tied to the betterment of the club as a whole. Our entire storyline and the development of our fictional role has been spearheaded by him, the countless pages of fiction created rivals that of actual professionals. The new role that Orders play was also his brainchild, with that aspect continually growing and expanding. Even the DB military has been completely revamped, now resembling something much more "realistic". For most they will only truly give themselves to the club when given the "power and prestige" of being on the Dark Council. Yet here is someone who takes a position that has no real "power", and yet without him this club would truly be worse off. It is for a member like him that suck ranks were made for, and as such I am proud to welcome him into our ranks. Congrats! ~ Halcyon Rokir, Sith Lord


What is there to say about Raken that hasn't already been said? As P:GM, he was a major architect of the Ninth Great Jedi War, writing the entire fictional backdrop to the War himself. Raken is, above all things, a man who gets things done. He has met every task set in front of him. When debating promotion to Elder status, the question is frequently, "Is this someone you couldn't picture the DB without?" In the case of Raken, the answer is an emphatic "Yes!" He is the yearly winner of the Silver Sash, arguably the rarest and most coveted award in the Brotherhood. He has authored numerous proposals. He is a font of solid, practical ideas. It is my honor to recommend Raken Spiderlord for promotion to Dark Adept, and to the illustrious ranks of the Elders. ~ Jedgar Paladin, Sith Lord


I'm stricter than most when it comes to determining if a member is worthy of becoming an elder. I ask several questions that will often make people uncomfortable. Elder status is intended to be a rare thing, indicative of the highest levels of work and dedication to this little online club we have here. Not to the clan, not to the house or clique, but the the club in it's entirety. That's a big distinction there. There's a lot of people who will toil to make their clans better, by building wiki pages or helping the occasional new guy. And they're recognized by their clans, with the clan name. Yes, it is a great honor, and it shows dedication, but to merely one clan out of six. The clan title is the clan level equivalent of the elder title, for the bearers are indeed the elders within the clan. But the actual title itself... no, that is a Brotherhood-wide honor. It proves that you have transcended clans, that you seek for a common and greater plan.

All too often, I get the PM from someone saying that they want to achieve elder, but don't know how to do it. That they have run into a brick wall and do not know how to proceed. They ask me if there are any assignments, any pointers that i can give them. And my advice is universally the same. We all determine our own levels of involvement. If you need to be given an assignment, you are not an elder, you are a lackey. And that is all right... not everyone is cut out to be an elder. Most of the members in the club never reach the ranks of the elders... less than 2% of anyone who joins our club works their way that high.

So we weigh each decision carefully, so as not to trivialize the rank. Today, we examined Raken. Raken is a great mystery to most people, because his time in a clan was limited, his ascension to aid the Iron Throne came at an early rank. His works in Plagueis were years ago, during formative years there. And his disappearance from the popular rooms, from loud discussions and debates has been eerie to those of us who have grown up that way in thsi club. But his absence was to focus on his work. Eschewing clan titles and honorifics for hidden work, Raken toiled to give us wonderful fictional updates, background stories for two of the best Great Jedi Wars in history, worked to restore Orders to a more dynamic and glorious place in the brotherhood, and massive amounts of raw assistance and finetuning needed by the DC. As a published author in real life, I stand in awe of his writing, his skills far surpassing any professional author working the Star Wars franchise today. His advice is simple and direct, and his work entirely without ego or drama. It is for this, this marked humility, this unflappable work ethic, that I am proud to call him a friend.

The questions I often ask are simple. "What would this club be without this person?" An elder needs to have made an indelible mark. I do not think anyone can claim that Raken has not done so. The effects of the Vong war, leadership in exile, the plotline of defeat and return, while seemingly universal, has been echoed to one extent or another in every clan's private runons and events. Every member has seen the beginning stages of the Order reimagining that he as done, on character sheets with force powers that Raken had helped refine. A flowing storyline that weaves from war to war, depth to our mundane NPCs that were once nameless drones, and foreshadowing of future events and wars, all painted with the masterful words of this silent 'Red Tower'. So, my answer to my own question is that it would be worse off. Without hesitation, Raken's efforts have made this club a better place for everyone here. Many make that claim, but so very few actually live up to it. Today, I am honored by the opportunity to raise him up, to recognize him for what he is. An Elder of the Dark Brotherhood. ~ Muz Ashen, Dark Lord of the Sith

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2009-05-11 10:11:56 UTC
Event ID
39015
Award
Silver Sash
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

The Silver Sash is an honorific that only a few members will ever have the opportunity to have bestowed upon them. Esteemed only second to the Golden Lightsaber, this award is granted just one time each year and only to those who have shown unmatched loyalty to the Dark Brotherhood.

I am honored that this year's award is being presented to my long time Praetor, Raken. Raken's accomplishments are seldom discussed by the general membership of the Dark Brotherhood, yet each and every member is impacted by Raken's work on a daily basis. The Antei Project, the Discipline System, The Force Powers, the fictional storyline of the Dark Brotherhood for two years, the Antei Defense Fleet, and countless other documents have been crafted by Raken.

Many members contribute the Dark Brotherhood, but seldom few contribute without the expectation of reward. This is what makes Raken so special. Raken is the ultimate member of this organization because he is here to enjoy himself and he does so by creating and generating content that he enjoys and that so many of us have enjoyed.

Congratulations Raken, you truly are one of the great members of this club. ~ Sarin, Sith Lord

As tradition dictates, one exceptional individual is granted the Silver Sash. Bestowed but once a year, this award is one of the rarest and hardest to achieve within the club. To bear one only illuminates the distinguished career and impact on the club that they have had. This year, the man known only as Raken bears that distinction. Raken's work is known to all of us, and it is really due to his unending efforts that we have the depth of rich storytelling behind the last two wars. It is due to his efforts that Orders mean something other than just a character's favorite color. Raken never seeks glory, he never seeks reward. He does what he does, he puts in the work entirely for the good of the brotherhood, for our enjoyment, and he is quiet and humble about it. There are few in the Brotherhood who have this drive, this desire, and I wish to congratulate his efforts and his attitude, as well as display to all what is possible without drama, without ego.

Raken, Congratulations on your Silver Sash. I am glad to have you here with us, in this club. ~ Muz Ashen, Dark Lord of the Sith

There are plenty of people who try and help out the club in their own way over the course of a year. Yet how many people will focus all of their time and energy into making this club better, while forgoing the usual trappings of doing work for the entire Brotherhood. For most they will only truly give themselves to the club when given the "power and prestige" of being on the Dark Council. Yet here is someone who takes a position that has no real "power", and yet without him this club would truly be worse off. In the last year he has created well over 200 pages of fiction that surpasses many of the "professionals" who are paid to write Star Wars fiction for mass consumption. The work involved in truly expanding the Brotherhood storyline is tremendous, with the craftsmanship involved not previously seen in this club. On top of that he has built a realistic "army" for the club to use, and creating a viable framework from which we can finally use our Orders as more than just colour-coding ourselves. This is of course more than enough to show why Raken should be receiving an honour so few have received in the Brotherhood's history. No, the astounding part is that this year is a carry over of what he has been doing all along. He has spent well over a year being the driving force behind much of the changes made in the Brotherhood. He has more than shown himself to be deserving of this award many times over. Congratulations, Raks! ~ Halcyon Rokir, Sith Lord

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2009-04-13 18:45:24 UTC
Event ID
38124
Award
Amethyst Kukri
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Darth Pravus
Primary reason

It is a little tricky awarding Raken because he does more behind the scenes work than almost anyone in the history of the Dark Brotherhood. Raken creates content for the Dark Brotherhood in the form of Great Jedi Wars (the current GJW fiction is looking to monstrous) and at the same time found the ability to create the Dark Brotherhood Order Discipline system. Raken created the Discipline system based off of a twenty minute conversation that we had and from there he created a detailed and phenomenal system unlike anything in the history of the Dark Brotherhood. Over the next several days we will see additional tricks of the Discipline system playing out and Raken will once again provide the DB with a new and exciting chapter.

Grand Master Darth Pravus, 2008-12-13 18:39:09 UTC
Event ID
37669
Award
Seal of Loyalty
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

For exemplary service to the Brotherhood, this Seal of Loyalty is Awarded on the Day of the Fox, 2008.

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2008-11-06 21:12:26 UTC
Event ID
67359
Old Rank
Battlelord (Equite 3)
New Rank
Warlord (Equite 4)
Requested by
Grand Master Darth Pravus
Primary reason

The fourth level of Equite is an honor and prestige that very few members of the Dark Brotherhood ever achieve. It is even more rare to see a member accomplish this achievement in just a few years. To become an EQ4 a member must display not only activity, but the foresight to shape and understand ways to make the Dark Brotherhood a better place.

I can easily say that my Praetor, Raken, has achieved mastery of improving the Dark Brotherhood. Raken is the innovator and originator of the best Dark Brotherhood fiction in years. His work on the Rite of Supremacy and Great Jedi Wars are unparalleled in DB history. His competitions as T:F have been heralded by members who have previously ridiculed the best of our competitions.

Raken is one of the Dark Brotherhood's brightest Stars and this promotion is merely a stepping stone as he continues to move forward in our organization. Congrats my friend.

GM Sarin


One only needs to read the first few paragraphs of the Brotherhood's latest plotlines to know that Raken deserves this promotion. His writing is brilliant and his take on the story arch of the Brotherhood is even more so. Raken's writing is taking this club to a new level fictionally.

Outside of his work on the storyline of the club, Raken has been a constant intrument for ingenuity and innovation in the DB. His term as Fiction Tribune has been marked by exqusite competitions that push the boundaries of what had become an all--to unimaginitive post. Raken is constantly giving his input on changes that go on in the DB and adding his two cents to everything.

As far as my role goes, Raken has been decidely helpful in testing and improving coding projects. He gave very helpful feedback on the Character Sheet system and has always been one of the first to diligently respond to my requests for help or advice. I appreciate his efforts.

He's a constant source for light-hearted humor as well. Though my time on IRC is limited, I often open the channels just to see what Raken has said. His outlook on the DB keeps things in perspective; an extraordinary trait among extraordinary talents.

Thank you, Raken, for all that you do.


If I were asked to create a list of the top five most productive Brotherhood members in my memory, I would place Raken on it without a second thought. There are simply few members who have the drive to pick up project after project and continue to make good on all of them - especially when you consider the scope of many of those projects...a GJW plotline, a new discipline system, etc. And as fiction tribune, Raken has brought forward fresh and interesting topics that have left me wishing I had some free time in which to write.While some people may decry the fact that he is becoming a Warlord after just two years, I challenge any of them to name a member who has done more work for the Brotherhood as a whole in such a short period of time - I know that I do not measure up to his example myself. Beyond all this, Raken brings a relaxed personality and common sense to work with him, which elevates the quality of his work while keeping him separated from the "drama" that inevitably tries to waste everyones time. All of this Raken does with one simple title - Praetor. He is a living lesson in humility, he donates his time freely wanting only a little entertainment in return - no demands for positions, power, or awards are ever heard from him. For his alone I would say promote him, for everything he's done I'd say there is no other possible course of action. Congratulations my friend, on becoming a Sith Warlord. -Justicar Kir Katarn


I've worked with and I would think became friends, or what passes for friends in an online community, with Raken. One thing many people won't really see is his work ethic. The entire fictional reality of the DB has fallen on his shoulders, and he's taken it and run with it. He's put together perhaps the most realistic military force in the DB along with all of the background needed for them. He continues to put out fictional updates that is on par with the best of professional SW fiction out there, and moving the "DB story" along at a crisp pace. His work as T:F has seen competitions that are actually fun to do. It's been a long time since I've seen such a consistent output of "I want to do this" fiction topics. This is all on top of many of the other work he's done that hasn've even come out to light yet. The club is very lucky to have someone like Raken who is both highly skilled and wants only to help the club grow. Congrats, buddy!


Raken is one of those people that few people really recognize. His work is largely under the radar, but absolutely critical for our operation here. The stuff that has already been released is just a taste of what he's already done, and what he is working on. Everyone saw the intense amount of work he did for the last GJW. Over 90 pages of raw and wicked fiction that actually gave us a running plot and developed our club in ways that previous wars couldn't. It is, I believe, one of the most significant factors that made the war stand out among the others. His work as an author is more descriptive, more powerful, and just flat out better than almost all of the commercial authors working the Lucas franchise. And this is a trend he has continued. With the 'fictional updates' that Raken has developed to help bridge the gap and progress the storyline between wars, we are starting to see the seeds that will grow into major events. Again, this has helped the club grow in ways that just a couple years ago seemed beyond our capacity. And this is to say nothing about his work on projects we're working on. Raken has penned scads of pages to help explain the function and history of our order reboot, which isn't terribly far from launch. The number of projects that Raken has had influence over is impressive, considering as short of a time he's sent here. There are some people in this club that prefer to create rather than consume. Raken has created such an impressive body of work that it makes many of us who prefer to create enjoy it. I know I'm not the only one who looks forward to the next thing he writes, with baited breath. Raken has more than earned his stripes in my mind, and I am humbled to be able to reccomend him for elevation. ~Muz Sadow, Deputy Grand Master

Grand Master Darth Pravus, 2008-08-03 15:02:13 UTC
Event ID
35518
Award
Scroll of Indoctrination
Quantity
1
Requested by
Moff Zanet Xox
Primary reason

Passing out DB flyers at the Troy Denning book signing

Moff Zanet Xox, 2008-06-07 14:48:49 UTC
Event ID
35032
Award
Seal of Loyalty
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

For continued and outstanding service to the Dark Brotherhood, this Seal of Loyalty is awarded on the fifth anniversary of our Exodus Day. Congratulations!

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2008-04-12 09:12:56 UTC
Event ID
33763
Award
Grand Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Darth Pravus
Primary reason

Raken has contributed behind the scenes on the development of the new Dark Jedi Brotherhood website. His insight on design and constructive criticism has allowed GM Cotelin the ability to create the best layout we have ever had on our website. Raken's dedication to this project has spanned over three months and GM Cotelin has publicly stated that the whole thing would not have gone so quickly or well without Raken.

Thanks for your hard work Raken!

Grand Master Darth Pravus, 2008-01-21 14:37:22 UTC
Event ID
84186
Position
Fiction Tribune
Unit
Tribunes
Event ID
66406
Old Rank
Battlemaster (Equite 2)
New Rank
Battlelord (Equite 3)
Requested by
Grand Master Darth Pravus
Primary reason

One year and eight months ago Raken, the Broken One, entered the services of the Dark Brotherhood. Poised with the natural hatred and anger of an orphan turned slave, Raken easily took to the calling of the Dark Side. His power and talents soon called him to my attention and since that day his duty to the Dark Brotherhood has been priceless.

Over the course of the last eight months, Raken has established himself in the legendary company of members such as Darth Vexatus, Darth Ashen, and Darth Cotelin. His work on the Dark Brotherhood plotline, Dark Brotherhood wiki, and Dark Brotherhood Order Discipline system has been without equal.

Raken has penned no less than fifty pages of proposals, fiction, and non-fiction to the Dark Brotherhood archives. In addition to his productivity in improving the Brotherhood, his work as an adviser and confidant have saved me countless hours in decision making.

Raken is without equal in the Equite ranks and it is a priviledge to elevate him one step closer to the Elders he so deserves to be with.

Congratulations Sith Battlelord Raken.

Grand Master Darth Pravus, 2007-12-03 17:05:55 UTC
Event ID
32975
Award
Seal of Loyalty
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
Primary reason

For continued displays of loyalty to the ideals and vision of the Brotherhood, and the will to act toward the betterment of our club, this Seal of Loyalty is awarded.

Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu, 2007-11-06 18:46:37 UTC
Event ID
31340
Award
Seal of Pain
Quantity
16
Requested by
Warlord Kraval Taldrya
Primary reason

For judging the events for GJW7. Thanks for the help!!!

Warlord Kraval Taldrya, 2007-08-25 22:00:00 UTC
Event ID
30258
Award
Emerald Dagger
Quantity
1
Requested by
Grand Master Darth Pravus
Primary reason

• Battlemaster Raken: The Sith Order honors cunning and subterfuge. It is in these arts that we may find our greatest warriors. Unlike many who boast and brag of their prowess, it is the true warriors who operate from the shadows. This is where we find the Praetor to the Grand Master, Raken. Raken has lived in the background quietly watching and recording every action of the Dark Brotherhood. With superb skill and knowledge he has crafted a detailed database on all those who call the Dark Brotherhood home. During the recent Great War with the Yuuzhan Vong, Raken advised and counseled the Grand Master on relations with the Clans and served as a liason. His attention to detail and skill at observation allowed a great portion of the Dark Council fleet to escape Antei unharmed.<br> <br> Raken’s knowledge, dedication, and skill have placed him above all others who hold the rank of Battlemaster. Raken has established a mark of excellence that will be the standard for all Great Wars to come. For Valor on the field of battle, I, Grand Master Sarin, award Battlemaster Raken the Emerald Dagger. <br>

Grand Master Darth Pravus, 2007-08-24 22:00:00 UTC
Event ID
30215
Award
Grand Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Prophet Kir Taldrya Katarn
Primary reason

Raken has just finished a very impressive term as Left Hand of Justice. He participated in more trials than any past Hand, has been an effective voice of moderation on IRC, and an excellent source of counsel for the Chamber of Justice. His service to the Chamber has been exemplary.

Prophet Kir Taldrya Katarn, 2007-08-21 22:00:00 UTC
Event ID
86512
Position
Left Hand of Justice
Unit
Unknown
Event ID
28963
Award
Legion of the Scholar
Quantity
1
Competition
SA Trivia (Renewal)
Requested by
Master Anshar Kahn Tarentae
Primary reason

For taking second place in the Shadow Academy message board trivia event of 19 May 2007

Master Anshar Kahn Tarentae, 2007-05-23 22:00:00 UTC
Event ID
28710
Award
Dark Cross
Quantity
1
Requested by
Adept Braecen Kaeth
Primary reason

Raken helped grade the Scholae Palatinae versus Arcona Clan Feud: Vengeance in an impartial, thorough manner. The work completed included reviewing submissions, marking accordingly and providing detailed results to both the leaders of Scholae Palatinae and Arcona.

For excellent service - when it was not required - I believe this member well deserving of recognition in the form of a Dark Cross.

Braecen Kaeth Kunar Consul of Scholae Palatinae

Adept Braecen Kaeth, 2007-05-01 22:00:00 UTC