As you all know, applications for House Qel-Droma Quaestor, Void Squadron BTL, and Dark Forge BTL were opened for applications. Legorii and I have spent time reviewing each and every application, and we want to thank everyone who applied. If you would like feedback, or have any questions about the application process, please feel free to hit up Legz or I and we can share what insight we can with you.
I'd like to take a quick moment to thank Donny (Formerly S'nar, now playing the character Uji) for his tenure as Battleteam Leader. Donny really stepped up in a time when Arcona needed him, and his desire to focus on his work as M:Fist and for the continued betterment of both Arcona and the Brotherhood is something to admire. Thank you for the hustle, Donny, Arcona is proud to count you among our ranks.
We received multiple applications that were all reviewed carefully by myself, Legorii, and Valtiere.
And so, I would like Arcona to extend a warm welcome to our newest member, and the new Quaestor of House Qel-Droma: Ernordeth Puer-Irae!
For those of you that don't know Ernordeth, he has been Tarentum’s Aedile for the last few months. In his short time of coming back to the Brotherhood, he has climbed the ranks rapidly while leading by example and encouraging those around him to do the same. Tarentum has seen a noticeable spike in activity since his arrival, and his patented Tarentum Momentum reminds me a lot of how Arcona has used catch phrases in the past to help rally activity. He has been an active gamer as part of the Fist staff, as well as showing his mettle in the Dark Crusade. After reading his application and talking to get to know him a bit better, I think he is a perfect fit to succeed Legorii as Quaestor of House Qel-Droma. Look for a joint HQD Report from Ernordeth and Valtiere in the coming week.
While this leaves an opening in Tarentum, Ernor's arrival will mark the start of what I hope to be an improved bridge between Arcona and Tarentum. The Eden-Estle Axis alliance predates even my arrival in Arcona. It is a bond forged in friendship and loyalty that has endured the harshness of the changing times and happenings of the Brotherhood. It is for this reason that I encourage all Arconans that use IRC to hop into #tarentum (I know more than a few of you already do). Talk to them, engage them, and make sure we are helping them with any questions or concerns they may have- especially the newer members. Scion and I have spoken and agreed that we can work together in continuing to grow our respective Units together.
It has been almost three years since Arcona saw a leader come to us from another Unit. The Brotherhood and Arcona have both gone through some pretty big changes in that time. Arcona has continued to grow and maintain itself as the First Clan of the Brotherhood- the example that other units strive to mirror. We also have had to adapt to things we may not have accounted for; things like beloved leaders being pulled for greater things that sometimes take them away from their family. This is the nature of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. We are all in this club together, and together we work as a whole to strive to do good wherever we can. In the end, each of us have our own paths we forge- and sometimes our paths are not necessarily the straightest. Still, we are one Brotherhood, and we are one Clan; Arcona.
As usual if you have any questions, you know where to find me ;).
Again, this was one of the tougher calls I've had to make as a leader in this club. We received A LOT of very good applicants, and it was not a decision that was made lightly. After reading over each application, we have decided that Invictus will be the next BTL of Void Squadron.
Many of you know Vic as a former Aedile and Quaestor in House Qel-Droma, and a former BTL of Shadow Gate. As is often the case with the DB, real life can get in the way of leadership opportunities, and these had caused Vic to step down in the past. In the last round of the Dark Crusade, however, Arcona needed an 8th Special Forces member. Despite his schedule, Vic managed to help create the Graphics for the Silver Novae Battleplan that helped clinch Kalsunor. After reading his application, and a chat on the side, Legorii, Valt, and myself feel he is the best candidate for the job given that his work schedule has cleared up significantly.
Congrats, Vic :D
I have to say, when reading over the DF BTL Applications with Ceth and Atty, I actually laughed for once. Sometimes, without expectation, small wonderful things can happen when you least expect them. This ultimately came down to a hard decision as well, but in the end, Cethgus, Atty and myself all agree that Kordath Bleu (pronounced "Blue") will be the next BTL of Dark Forge!
Kordath has stepped up big in the last few rounds of the Dark Crusade. On top of being Knighted, he has been active on IRC and has been leading by example. Arcona is known for taking chances with our newer and younger members, so I hope you all join me in congratulating Kordath on this opportunity. (And the Trout goes "Blub" -- which translates to: "Another noob!??")
Arconans, a few words from your Proconsul. By now, each of you probably knows me -- if you don’t, enjoy that while it lasts. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve each and every one of you as your Proconsul, and to be the link between the Houses and the Consul. I have spent more than six years in Arcona, and have never been anywhere else. I have served in every position through Proconsul, and I have given my all to our tremendous vendetta efforts.
I’m here for you guys. I’m here to be your voice to Marick, to represent you in every way that I can. I spend a lot of time on IRC, just mingling, and whenever my nick doesn’t have “AFK” attached to it, I’m sitting at my computer and ready to chat. Come and talk to me, about anything, everything, or nothing.
Going forward, we have a lot to be excited about. This report wraps up some pretty cool leadership changes, and it’s our way of reloading and re-energizing for the final chapter of the Dark Crusade. There are some awesome competitions running, and some fascinating projects in development at the House, Clan, and Brotherhood level. This is a great time to be an Arconan, let me tell you.
Get to know your new leaders. Get involved, find out what you can do for us and what we can do for you. Go out and have some fun with these competitions, win some medals, and make some new friends on IRC. When it comes time for the final chapter, we’re going to be putting our noses back to the grindstone. We’ll be here, every member of your Summit, shoulder-to-shoulder with all of you.
And you know what we’re going to do, together? We’re going to win.
I will be sending out a survey to you guys to get your thoughts on Arcona, how we’re doing, how you are feeling, and what you want to see happen after the DC closes and we get some free time.
I could not be more exciting for the months ahead, and I hope you guys share some of my passion for what lies ahead of us.
Make sure to check out the other reports from the Dark Council and other units as well, including Sarin's Voice report and answer his survey! Since, I know you guys check the main page everyday like I do at least 3 times a day.
With the Summit now settled, I plan on creating a Master Project Document in which I will list the various projects Arcona will be launching in the next month that will then be continued at the conclusion of the Dark Crusade. You will be able to sign up for the projects that most interest you, and we will work on making sure that everyone who wants to do something has something to do.
As you all know from reading my last report, the final round of the Dark Crusade will be happening in November. Expect more details to come in later reports as we get closer to the event.
With regards to Dark Crusade, I have come up with a few neat ideas regarding Battleteams that might interest you all. If Legorii, Cethgus, Ernor and I see enough activity, we are considering the possibility of expanding Battleteams in Arcona.
More on that to come ;). Ultimately though, your activity and your interest will dictate how we proceed at the conclusion of the Dark Crusade.
Thank you all for taking the time to read the report. I know there have been a lot of moves and shifts going on in the past few months, so I thank you all for your patience and diligence. If you have any questions or concerns, please drop myself and Legorii, or your respective House Summit, an email.
On a last note, I'd like to extend a welcome to Kalak! Who has joined Arcona from Rogues. Make sure to give him the proper Arconan Greeting if you see him on IRC :). (No, not the one with the pitchfork, Atty...)
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