"You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time."
-Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
I know I said it last time, but both houses are still planning big events. They're kind of getting hung up on a few details, but I know they're working on it. Until they are ready, though, here are a few things to tide you over:
Tridens vs. Gladius/Cestus gaming: Smoke, on behalf of Tridens, has thrown down the gauntlet. Is Tridens the top gaming house in the clan? This is how we find out. Crescents are up for grabs at the moment, as well as your honor. As for potentially greater things… see that section later in the report. Oh, and some nice words from the Grand Master are at the end of the report.
Dranik and I are also both hosting a writing event (one event each). The goal here is just to have some fun. The events are as follows:
A Den of Murderers (Murder Mystery 2008): continuing the tradition, I'm hosting a murder mystery competition this year. However, this one works a little different than the previous years. There are no teams this year, and no trading stories around. This time, you've got two ways to win, and you're on your own.
You have until November 1st to submit a murder mystery on the clan message board (I have set up a topic there for you). It should involve members of the Brotherhood and you should provide enough information so that it can be solved (though you can still make it challenging). DO NOT give the answer out; instead, only e-mail the solution to me ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]), including an explanation.
After a story has been submitted to the message board, you may begin to try and solve it (be warned, you only get one chance per mystery). DO NOT discuss the mysteries on the message board.
How do you win? The first way is to correctly solve the most mysteries. Conversely, you can also win by writing the mystery with the fewest number of correct solutions. Yes, you can win both parts, or just one.
Those of the Other Realms: Members can choose any other sci-fi or fantasy realm and place their character in it. The only rules are that your character must follow the rules of that "realm." If Force powers are plausible in that realm (ex: Babylon 5's psychics), then they can be used. If not, then members must restrict their character.
Members respective ranks in the DB should correlate as well.
Entries should include a link to information about the other realm, even if it is something extremely popular/common. Entries are submitted to Dranik and should be at least 2 pages.
The super secret project has been put on hold for now. That is all I can say there.
However, I have turned my attention to the clan's planets and locations. Once we have some stuff settled regarding the planets and locations, I'm going to get to work on land grants and titles. I'm hoping to straighten out the current jumbled system, and then add to it and expand it so that more people have access to it. Stuff you do now, and in the Great Jedi War, too, will influence greatly your ability to become a part of this system.
As an aside, some members have made the argument that we're Dark Jedi, so we should drop the whole economy/riches/titles/having our planets, etc. And, on one hand, I can understand that argument. Then I can also see the other side of the coin.
That being said, any titles and grants are purely in clan and for fictional purposes. If you don't want to take part in it, then that's fine. It is entirely up to you, and you can always change your mind.
Just a reminder that all journeymen need to follow the promotion guidelines found on the wiki: http://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/wiki/index.php?title=Promotion_Requirements
CC your leaders with any competitions submissions, and keep a record of all events you participate in. The Master at Arms has said that large competitions with multiple events do not count as one competition, but rather you can count each individual event (general rule of thumb: if you can get a separate award for an event, it counts).
Since my last clan notes, the following promotions have occurred:
Arthas to Novice
Jaron to Novice, and then to Acolyte
Since my last clan notes, the following members have joined the clan:
Dox rejoined us from the Rogues
Arthas joined House Tridens
Jaron Kai joined House Cestus
Vladimir Akhmadnovic joined House Cestus
And, to conclude, some words from the Grand Master
I love you guys in a Care-bearish way. hah.
Clan Tarentum had a history of being a giant pain in the ass. This dates back to my days as a Consul and as the Deputy Grand Masters. On several occasions I believed that Tarentum voted no on several key Dark Brotherhood votes just to spite people. I even saw a bit of this in my confirmation as Grand Master when Tarentum voted yes, but did not want people to know. I found this idiotic.
Over the last several months Tarentum has been a rather model clan. You have not had any major infighting, there has not been any major mutiny attempts, and the majority of you get along. Tarentum and Taldryan are the only two Clans in the DB that has this sort of solidarity.
I believe Tarentum is on the right track and I have a high level of trust in the Clan Leadership (both positioned and not). I lean on individuals like Oberst for advice and I continue to view Tarentum as one of the senior Clans in the DB.
Have a great week and participate in all the events! Oh, and expect at least one more roster sweep before the GJW.
Did you receive this e-mail directly, as opposed to the Clan Tarentum mailing list? E-mail me if you did so I can add you to the mailing list.
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