Aloha and good evening, Tarentum. There's some important things going
on right now, or things that will be going on within the next couple
of weeks that are going to have an impact on the face of Tarentum now,
and the shape of the Clan in the future. In short order, which I'll
elaborate on later, Gladius will be getting a new House Summit, and
this entire Clan will be getting a new Consul. Yes, before Christmas,
I will be resigning as Consul. I'll get more into that after the
business with Gladius.
Due to time constraints, Kromtal and Frosty have had difficulties with
giving Gladius the time and attention that they wanted to give, and
that they know the House needs. The two of them are experienced
leaders, and have tried their best, and I appreciate their efforts.
For the time being, Telona Murrage is in charge. She is working as
the House Rollmaster and Envoy, but Telona has also had a wealth of
leadership experience. If you are in Gladius, get in touch with her.
If you need help, drop her an email. If you're looking for ways to
get active in the House, hit her up. She'll be glad to help you out.
This presents an opportunity for leadership, however. If you're
interested in the job of Quaestor, leading House Gladius and its
members, write up an email and drop me an application. I'll be
honest, I usually dislike telling people "what I want in an
application." Part of the application process is really knowing (or
learning) how to sell yourself. However, some of you may not have as
much experience with this, so I'll help you out a bit.
House Gladius has a long and impressive history within the Clan.
Gladius and Tridens were the first Houses of the Clan when House
Tarentum itself became a Clan. House Tridens (fictionally) stayed at
the Castle on Yridia II, while House Gladius went in search of their
new home, which became the base we now know as the Sword's Sheath, a
large asteroid somewhere within the Itaana asteroid belt near the
edges of the system. House Gladius has had a run of leaders who have
been some of the best Sith, Obelisk, and Krath within the Clan and
Brotherhood as a whole. Telona Murrage has been Quaestor of the
House, I have been Quaestor of that House (as well as House Tridens),
and a great many others have left their own mark on the history of the
House, and the members who have come from within it.
Your job as Quaestor will be to guide the House, direct the efforts of
the members, make sure that their training within the Clan and
Brotherhood is progressing, helping them to have and find
opportunities for fun and advancement, and more. Your job will also
be to help direct and manipulate the history of the House and Clan.
You're going to be a focal point for creativity and fictional
evolution of the House as a whole, and of individual members. You are
going to be the one who really motivates everyone else. This means
you have to be active. You need to be creative. You need to be
insightful. You need to be able to work with pretty much anyone and
As you apply for the position, express yourself however you choose in
a way that helps myself and Armus to see that you meet and exceed
these qualities, that you understand what it will take to lead the
House, and that you especially have the willingness and dedication to
see it through for an extended period of time. Show that you want to
put activity and effort into the House, and that will make a great
application. Make sure to email your applications and ideas to Armus
and myself. We'll have a decision as soon as we can. And, again, in
the meantime, Telona Murrage is in charge of the House, and she can
help you however she can.
Just briefly. I wanted to thank those people who did participate in
the History Month competition events. There wasn't near as many as
I'd hoped, but those who did participate will receive their rewards.
I've been backed up a bit on results, but I will have those within the
coming week. And I'll explain more about what has had me backed up
For those of you who don't know, I'm a student in college and at the
fire academy. I'm going for my bachelor's degree in Public Emergency
Services Management, and my certifications as a firefighter paramedic.
This last week, I had to complete the application process for
entrance into paramedic school with an oral interview and a skills
test. I passed. As of January 3, I'll be attending paramedic school
full time, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and studying pretty much every free
moment I have both now, and when school starts. It's going to be a
lot of work, but it's going to be fun, exciting, and I definitely love
And, because it's going to take up pretty much all of my time, this is
forcing me to make the choice to resign as Consul. I'm not resigning
just yet, but within the next couple of weeks, I will be stepping
down. In the meantime, I am going to try and speed up some work I'm
doing for Clan things, but I'm also going to begin the application
process for the position, and try to help out potential applicants.
And let me explain the process.
If you have any desire to become the next Consul of Tarentum, you will
have an opportunity to apply to Grand Master Sarin. Your application
should include pretty much everything I mentioned in reference to
applications for Quaestor of Gladius, but on a Clan-wide scale. You
need to express your experience in and with the Clan, your ideas for
the future of the Clan, and also what you want to do now to help keep
the Clan progressing and evolving.
But since it's a couple of weeks off, this is where I come in and
start accepting applications. Nope, I'm not the one who's making the
decision, though I probably will give my own input and thoughts on
candidates to Sarin. What I am offering, though, is help with
applications. As a potential Consul, you need to know what I'm, doing
now, what I've been doing, you need to know who you'll be working with
as House leadership, what your responsibilities are, what your
authority is, what your privileges are as Consul of this great Clan.
For those of you who are interested, send me an email. I will be
having a group conversation with every potential candidate, discussing
what I've been doing, what I've wanted to do, what you'll want to
include in your application, and whatever else we talk about. I want
to help give you the boost you need to get into this position, help
you find the insight you need for it, and get you started interacting
with and working with the people who make up this Clan's great
leadership so you can find your place in it and get started as quickly
and as smoothly as possible if you are selected as the next Consul of
Tarentum. Please understand, you have no obligation to "apply" to me.
When I announce my official resignation, Sarin will likely make a
news post mentioning that he's accepting applications. At that point,
you can send in an application to him. But, if you'd like help, or if
you'd like the head start and benefit of knowing more intimately
what's been going on, what you'll be in charge of and so on, be a part
of this group and let me help you work out your application.
Applications will not be written as a group. You will be on your own
to actually write it. I'll be glad to help edit and give you thoughts
on how to express yourself and such, but it'll be entirely your own
work. If you're interested in the help, and if you're interested in
learning more and working with other potential Consuls on this, toss
me an email. Write an application, and I'll help you fine tune it.
I'll let you all know the info you need to be successful, and so on.
There's competitions going on, two in particular that I am running.
"Dark Brotherhood: Infinities" pits your creativity to an extreme and
lets you run wild with your favorite super heroes and/or villains.
There's also the opportunity to create "Dark Brotherhood Trading
Cards" of your friends, and yourself, within the Dark Brotherhood.
I'll send out another email later this week with more information
about those two competitions.
There's a lot going on, and though I apologize for the long email,
just be aware, there's always a lot going on, and you need to be a
part of it, you need to be involved, and you need to be active and
social with the rest of the Clan. We are a group, we are a team, and
we definitely need to act like it. And, as an aside for those in
Cestus. When I do resign, I've already been in Gladius and Tridens,
and this time, I'll be coming to spend some time with you all in
Cestus. I thrive on teamwork. I hope you're getting ready for me to
be a part of your group.
Have a great week, Tarentum. More from me later this week. Take care.
-DJM Sith Bloodfyre-Tarentae (Sith)/CON/Clan Tarentum
Grand Chamberlain of Tarentum
The Ghost Dragon
Bearer of the infinite kick assness
Wielder of the holy keg of f**k you
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