The new Covenant - Effective January 1, 2017
Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood -
It is my extreme honor to announce that the new and improved Covenant is live and effective as of today, January 1, 2017.
I have long held out that the Covenant is a document unlike anything to be seen in similar online organizations. The DB has set a high standard for establishing rights and duties of members and leaders, and the Covenant is the backbone of that. I have been ever proud to be a part of its creation and re-creation, and I say without intending any hubris or ego that this is the finest project that I have been a part of in my 21 years as a member.
This new Covenant goes a long way to clarify our organization and the rights of members. It is more user-friendly in that we removed as much legalese as possible and tried hard to keep things simple. To me, one of the most important improvements is in the Judicial section, where we finally codified a hodgepodge of CoJ rules and precedent from 50-some CoJ cases. Overall, my hope is that the new Covenant brings more clarity to everything we do, especially in the CoJ.
I am truly grateful for all of those who assisted with this long project. The process took nearly two years. I created the initial drafts and circulated them for revisions and comments to multiple groups of members with different focuses and influence, including the Star Chamber, the former Justicars, the current and former Grand Masters, 25 influential members, the Dark Council, Consuls, and finally to all of the members at large. Hundreds of comments were received and addressed during the process, which permitted for the Covenant to be improved greatly. There are simply too many individuals involved to list them here, but please know that if you helped in any manner, you are appreciated.
If you have not had a chance to review the Covenant, I would urge you to do so. You can find the new Covenant at this link. Many thanks to Alaris for converting the Cov to the wiki and Slagar for helping me get it to the right spot.
Happy New Year to all of you!