House Shan Quaestor Open for Applications

Mar Sûl has to step down from COU PCON due to real life constraints. Please join me in thanking him for his continued service to the Clan. And, my friend, I look forward to you returning at some point in whatever capacity you can.

Replacing Mar as PCON is Alethia aka Arch who most of you know as a rising star in COU and the DB. I will discuss this move and my reasoning behind further in my Consul report but suffice to say Arch's promotion to PCON leaves us with a vacancy in House Shan.

Effective immediately the position of Quaestor for House Shan is now open to applications DB-wide.


  • Applications are open DB-wide and are due to myself ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]), and Alethia ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]) no later than 8PM EST on 21 April. We reserve the right to select a candidate early, so don't delay!

  • Applications should address: DB experience (projects, positions, etc), any relevant real life skills (don't give me a full resume), leadership philosophy, your assessment of the current state of House Shan and ideas for the future of House Shan and its lore.

  • There is no minimum rank or DB experience requirement. Don't be afraid to apply! Even you aren't ultimately selected it can get you on people's radar for future positions.

  • Be prepared to answer follow-on questions via email.


  • This is a Upper Summit position, put some thought and effort into this. Have multiple people proof and comment on it. Sloppy or incoherent applications reflect poorly on the applicant.

  • Know the difference between a goal and a plan. "I want to increase fiction activity" is a goal. "I will host bi-weekly fiction workshops to develop our writers" is a plan. Too often I see applications full of lofty goals with almost nothing in concrete plans on how to achieve those goals.

  • Do your homework! Show the hiring officials you understand the strengths and weaknesses of the unit. You don't have to use the SWOT format (I'm not big on 30/60/90 either).

  • Be professional! I'm big on humor in my fiction writing but you are applying to be a key leader, not Deadpool (apologies to Dracpool). A little humor goes a long way but keep the tone professional.

  • Be honest! If you have rough spots in your history or community reputation, you should probably address those. I do look into how an applicant is viewed in their respective community.

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Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 7:58 PM

Go apply! And thanks for the shout out!

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Definitely consider applying for the QUA position! Satele Shan is an excellent house and you have some great people in place as AED and Garza BTL to help you hit the ground running.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 2:10 AM

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested. I urge you all to apply.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 5:13 AM

Thank you for the kind words. Many congratulations to Arch on PCON - I'm certain you'll both make an excellent team.

Satele Shan is a wonderful house, if you're considering applying for QUA all I can say is, write the application - You may find that you are just what the House and the OU Summit are looking for!

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 5:22 AM
Satsi avatar

Apply, apply! You'll find precious better company to work with, DB or otherwise.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:47 PM

Congratulations Alethia!!

Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 6:34 PM
Rulvak qurroc avatar

Hmmmm...those TIPS sound like a lot of effort. Should be good for weeding out a new leader =P