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As you can
probably guess I have returned from my travels and as you will read a bit later on in this action packed report it was certainly eventful.
in the entire Dark Brotherhood has now been focused on the Independence Games and though we certainly have lots of Exar Kun signed up it would be wonderful to see some actual participation, some of the events require little work and it would be great to see some more participation. More moaning later!
Being I was
AWOL whilst 'enjoying' my holiday there wasn't a competition released this time around. So no results and no new competition from me till next week. That said there are LOADS of great events in the IG's (yes, one of many cheap plugs) and there are some great competitions happening in Ziost itself, more on that later.
though, the last two weeks of winners have been the same people. Thran Occasus and Esca. Keep up the good work gentlemen and close the door on your way out. *checks to see they have gone*. Okay next competition let's bury them! I implore you Ziost, to knock those two from the top spot! ;P
below have distinguished themselves through incredible feats, so for all those listed below congratulations and keep up the good work:
Sourman** Promoted to Novice.
Thran Occasus** Awarded Crescent with Emerald Star, Promoted to Guardian.
Esca Teiko ** Awarded Crescent with Topaz Star, Awarded Cluster of Fire.
Christopher Kyle ** Sith CORE passed, IRC Basics passed, Promoted to Protector.
Rydack** Obelisk CORE passed, Conflict Meditation passed, Promoted to Protector, ICQ Studies passed.
Knight Schisca Archaon Azytzeen** Awarded Cluster of Fire.
Lusankya** Sith Flight Studies I & II passed, Sith Tactics passed.
Goose** MSN Messenger passed.
Wolverine** Sith CORE passed (100% ..!? Not even I managed that!! Well done).
Proed Ahlon** MSN Messenger passed (another 100% Great work!).
Kain Valor** Promoted to Novice.
Vertas** Promoted to Acolyte.
Aabsdu** Promoted to Novice.
Aleister Crowley** Sith CORE passed.
managed to see this illusive film, and whereas it was my first time most of you had already seen it 20+ times. It was an interesting experience for me, it was like checking in at the security desk at the airport. I had to go past a series of tough looking UCI staff, all determined to halt me at various stages to check tickets, confirm seat numbers and watch out for the greatest evil of all, a video camera. Please note, that the actual distance between the ticket desk and the screen itself was no more than 15 meters away, but it felt more like a round the world walk!
So did this
film float my boat? Yes and no. I can say it is the best of the new series of films, though for me the original films will always hold a special place in my heart. No computer generated special effects, dodgy haircuts and the slug like Jabba the Hutt. All classics!
The new film
is of course a world apart, slick and expensive special effects and a lot of ground to cover in a relatively short space of time. And before I get the email and mail bombs I did like the film BUT there were one or two things that annoyed me a little bit. There is of course my most mortal enemy Jar Jar. That goggle eyed and annoying freak continues to evade it's demise (Ed - Braecen does a wonderful impression) and I had hoped it would be exterminated by the end but alas not!
the deal with Palpatine? Now my mother always told me that the rays of the sun were damaging to my skin complexion but my lord whatever happened to him once exposed to force lightening? Talk about prune face, though I imagine that the makeup department were feeling especially ambitious when they tackled him. A little over the top for my tastes.
One of my
favorite scenes was the much reffered to 'Order 66', great fun seeing the Jedi exterminated. Zorrixor said it made him feel bad being a Sith, not me. If I had been allowed to bring a bottle of my favorite red wine (a merlot) I would have toasted to their demise. Harsh? Not really, they were so short sighted to spot the end coming and if you look in one scene one of the doomed was actually smiling. As though enjoying a nice evening ride, no doubt with a picnic hamper strapped to the back (look for the swoop bike scene to see what I mean).
some good links for you to visit, if there's anything you'd like to see included let me know.
- Our clan web site. http://www.clanexarkun.net/
Games **- SLAUGHTER our enemies! www.independencegames.net
So as you've
all gathered I have been away on my holidays, with the express intention of relaxing and drinking a bit too much wine. Tell me this, why is it when we finally get to go away it all goes horribly wrong. Maybe the plane is late or perhaps they lose you luggage? Or the old classic, the car breaks down? Everything in my case went like clockwork, right up to the point where I arrived. The place I went to was down south, by the coast. It's called Western Super Mare, and the weather was reasonable ie. not flood waters. It all started to wrong when I began tucking into a Chinese.
I spent the
next two days straining my guts out down the toilet, I wont give you the details but I was not a well man at all. By the time I recovered it was the bank holiday weekend and the masses arrived making it impossible to do anything of note. I did manage to capture some photographs but that was my lot.
of which I took the liberty of including some of my better shots for you to look at, enjoy.
you?** Besides my reports. Imagine getting a letter, it may contain useful information or has some question or other BUT it is not signed by anyone. Frustrating? Oh yes. At the moment emails are flying into the Sumits inbox including my own from the membership but dont contain any information about who its from!? Now I am not looking for your life history, where you came from or going to but a simple name would do. For instance I got an email today asking for a Master for the Master/Apprentice Program. You know who you are, but you did not give me your name. Hunting out email addresses and matching them to members is no fun. I will not respond to ANY email unless you give me at least your name, so please add it.
Drodik** is a favorite member of mine, always been keen to contribute is now striving to achieve his lightsaber and be granted the rank of Dark Jedi Knight. He is currently undergoing his trials but in order to succeed he needs your help! To help him out you need to enter his competition, he's put a lot of effort into it and it's actually a good one to enter. Here's the link:
is**, lets face it the best House in the entire Brotherhood. And though I don't doubt that our rivals quietly worship all that is Ziost we don't have a web site we can call home. Solution? We build one, worthy of our greatness. Presently we have to rather obsessed members spearheading this project! Esca and Lasankya, if you have some coding ability, gift for writing or even a dab hand with graphics I'd quite like to hear from you. We can discuss it over a cool glass of white (being it is summer...ish) and see if we cant construct something that'll make everyone envious. Appropriate rewards will be offered to all who contribute!
is a very cheap advertisement! Please kick some serious ass in the Independence Games!! I am incredibly pleased to see the number of people signed up for the IG's but we need more submissions. I know some of you will be a little overwhelmed by the shear number of events on offer but at least try and do one event. If you can do more and heaven forbid put a little effort into it you may actually walk away with some nice prizes.
You could sit down and do Shadow Accademy courses all day long, which is not only a good thing but should be encouraged. But there will be a point where you will need to find other things to do in order to progress and earn your very own lightsaber! Not only that, but there are some fantastic medals and awards to earnt. Big events like the IG's are a great way to achieve success. You can quickly turn your barren roster into one filled with promotions, medals and other little toys.
not too long ago Exar Kun was a clan written off by other clans. We were looked on as something that was dieing a slow and agonising death. Things have changed, we have been winning a string of high profile competitions, our numbers are up and we are beginning to show everyone else how a clan should be run. This is a good chance for you to show everyone else why we are the best clan in the entire Dark Brotherhood!
I hope to
see more submissions in the IG's and I also hope you all have fun when you do take part. Please take part in Drodik's competition he'll thank you for it :)
Godo Nurok </td>
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