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The Winds of Change Norwal Station Arkanis Sector, Outer Rim Territories The dimly lit corridors of Norwal Station seemed to go on forever, winding this way and that. It was a side effect of design born from an attempt to partition the interior...

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The Winds of Change

Norwal Station
Arkanis Sector, Outer Rim Territories

The dimly lit corridors of Norwal Station seemed to go on forever, winding this way and that. It was a side effect of design born from an attempt to partition the interior into residential and commercial sections. There was always a need for more direct routes to get to your destination. Usually, it wasn't a problem. You had time to get your bearings and find your way.

Usually, you weren't being chased.

A group of Omwati refugees rounded the next corner, their beaks clacking with panic as they glanced back over their shoulders. From the similar shades and patterns of their feathered crowns, it was easy to see the avian humanoids were a family. One of the youngest, unable to keep up with the rapid sprint, was held firmly in the grasp of one of their strongest. Vanya glanced down at the small girl in his arms, his spindly fingers secure around her arm. He leaned his forehead down to press against hers.

"Faster!" a female at the back called ahead. "They're still coming."

An angry sounding male offered up his opinion unbidden from somewhere in the group. "They shouldn't even be 'coming' at all! We were told it was safe here!"

"It doesn't matter, Falthor. We make for the transports," Vanya replied calmly.

An aggressive chattering came before Falthor replied. "Do you even know where the hangar is at this point?"

"No, I don't," the lead Omwati replied, unwilling to lie to his fellows.

"How convenient then, that I do," a voice cut in from down the hall.

Read the full fiction here on Discourse.

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ACC Phase I: Live!

Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. The time has finally come. Great Jedi War XII is here, and it begins with the first phase of the Antei Combat Center event.

  • Phase I is open to all members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood that have Qualified for participation in the Antei Combat Center. Even Rogues may participate.

  • The winner of Phase I will be given the eighth slot in the Phase II Bracket Tournament alongside the seven other Champions from each respective Clan.

  • Phase II will begin in time with the Great Jedi War itself.

  • The Winds of Change fiction above helps provide additional plot information that will inform the prompt that will marquee the event. Reading the fiction is not required but will provide optional context to competitors should they wish to immerse themselves in the narrative.

  • The Prompt, as found in the competition details:

Sitrep

It's not so simple a thing to separate fact from fiction. Reports can be falsified. Misdirection at play in a more cerebral kind of war. So, how then can one be certain of anything no matter their alliegence? When hunted as prey to be eliminated, when do you know it is truly over?

Yet that is the situation that befalls the Brotherhood and those at war with it. Pravus is gone. The reports have been confirmed from a variety of sources, but with no boots on the ground to verify, what can truly be believed? The line between friend and foe blurs as those who choose to believe find themselves at odds with those more suspicious. How can such prejudice be so easily put aside? Not everyone can. Not everyone will.

The Lotus and those embroiled in the conflict Pravus has spawned find themselves at an impass. They must search out their own truth in a sea of discontent and confusion that may very well have them in conflict with even their closest allies.

You can find the details of the event in the competition page.

Match Queuing

Thanks to the continued wizardry of James’ magical coding, match queuing for the event will be handled entirely by the websites Open Challenge function. Members can access this by heading to:

Antei Combat CenterBattlesOpen Challenge

nav to open challenge

Step-by-step Guide

Step 1: Navigate to Open Challenge

Step 2: Select your main character and your desired loadout.

Step 3: Select the “Phase I: Winds of Change [GJWXII]” competition.

Step 4: Select “Alternate Ending” match type.

Step 5: Challenge!

submit challenge

Step 6: BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD—I mean...achem. You will receive an email notification when you are paired with an opponent. The match is created automatically and will let you know who has first post.

You are now ready to destroy some evil! If that’s what you’re into, of course. Perhaps you simply see a red door...and you want to paint it black?

Please Note:

  • If you pick an Alt Character or Singular Ending, it will not match the Competition settings and you will not be entered into queue. An alert should inform you if this is the case.

  • As the maximum simultaneous matches for this competition are set to "2", you may repeat this process whenever you have less than 2 active matches.

Addendum

For this event, matches between members of the same top-level unit will not be forced to fight one another. Other than the storytelling challenges this presents, from a mechanics side it is not something we want in this format of competition.

Existing matches between clanmates are going to be closed as of now. You are free to submit back to the queue for another match. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused those who started working on their posts, but we felt it was best to fix this immediately and swiftly.

This happened mostly as a result of the new Open Challenge feature and ACC Competition type that was created. In the past, this style event was handled through Google Forms and manual match creation.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We kicked things off with 20 matches in a matter of hours, and I'm really excited to see this event through.

Summary

In closing, please review the following information.

  1. You can find all the rules to the competition here.
  2. All matches will take place in the Phase I: Winds of Change [GJWXII] hall.
  3. The Fiction is not required reading, but is there to provide additional flavor and context to the event.
  4. You can submit matches from the ACC Homepage by using the “Open Challenge” feature.
  5. Make sure to select the correct competition and “Alternative Ending” when creating a challenge.
  6. You can only have two (2) matches going simultaneously. Three is right out.
  7. Proofread your posts. Check your word counts before posting.

If you have any questions, please contact myself or Atra through:

Good luck, fighters.

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June Gaming News and Updates So this is my 6th and latest P:Fist report and I feel that i’m only getting started within the Office of the Fist. As I’m sure you are well aware that things have been very busy within the gaming community and we have...

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June Gaming News and Updates

So this is my 6th and latest P:Fist report and I feel that i’m only getting started within the Office of the Fist. As I’m sure you are well aware that things have been very busy within the gaming community and we have had some good changes along with changes for unfortunate reasons as well.

In any case we are preparing for the upcoming Great Jedi War, where things will get much busier. But enough on that, it’s time to hit up some gaming news. There is a bit of it this month due to a “small” gaming event called E3. In which, many of the new and upcoming games, gaming systems and all round gaming insanity being discussed and presented.

I’ll try to highlight some DJB game specifics in my report but for a more complete list of what happened at E3 check out IGN’s E3 coverage here.

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News for DJB Games - E3 releases

  • Battlefront 2 - Release date November 17, 2017 and since we are obviously a Star Wars club this is our most watched game and one we all hope is better than the first outing for sure. I hate to even remotely sound optimistic but so far what is being presented definitely looks better than the first Battlefront game. With NO SEASON PASS the game will have only free content dlc’s, which i really hope is a game changer for the industry. Then the Multiplayer Trailer looked great. In fact there is a few trailers and news drop that you should defintely check this page out for all the latest releases.

  • Diablo 3 - Rise of the Necromancer will be released on June 27 and has a price tag of $15.00. “Rise of the Necromancer includes a Golem in-game pet, Cosmetic Wings of the Crypt Guardian, 2 more character slots, 2 stash tabs for PC gamers, and a Necromancer portrait, banner, sigil, and accent, and Blood Master pennant." Also PS4 and XB1 can get a “Diablo III Eternal Collection, which includes the base game, Reaper of Souls expansion and Rise of the Necromancer.” The price will be set for $40.00 for a limited time and for PS + and XB Gold members. Others will have to play a reg price of $60.00.

Also don’t forget about Challenge rifts a new exciting way to take on the rifts.

  • Heroes of the Storm has a new hero Malthael, plus the developers have released some Core Concept articles to help new players and players that have been playing a while to get the most out of every match. They are actually pretty good so take a look at the Team Leveling Part 1 and Team Leveling Part 2

  • Overwatch - Are you a Twitch prime member? If so you can get yourself a free golden loot box plus along with Twitch and Blizzards new partnership you can get loot in other games as well. Also Don’t forget to download the new Patch 1.12 which went live today June 20th. Reading the Patch Notes you will see the inclusion of a new map Lunar Colony.

Gaming Deals - A place where if I find a good sale I’ll pass it along.

  • IGN has a nice Deals page which lists some of the web’s biggest gaming deals.

  • Also Reddit has a gaming sales page.

  • Good Old Games is a good site to find older games for a good price. Every now and then the Old Star Wars games do go on sale so keep an eye out.

  • Steam as always has something on SALE, including the old SW games as well. BTW if you're not already in the DJB Steam group let us know. The summer sale is coming I’m sure of it.

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Gaming Comps

  • GMRG Gorefest 2017 - All your Gorefest needs in one handy container! Double Clusters for all GMRG members. If your not a member take the GMRG History SA COURSE, now! June’s is done but July’s is right around the corner, so go get your double clusters!

A quick note: With the GJW occurring in August, there will be NO August Gorefest weekend.

Important FIST Information

Below are all the links you will ever need to either contact the FIST staff, join a gaming channel, look up a rule or game mode cluster value. I will update this as needed with each report.

  • Rites of Combat - is the place to find all the rules for gaming in the DJB.
  • FIST-o-matic - a quick guide on how to use the Telegram fistbot.
  • Pendant of Blood - how to earn PoB’s.
  • Cluster Tables - is the place to find out what game mode offerr what Cluster (Earth and Fire) value.
  • Tier 1 and Teir 2 games - os the complete list of all our approved game AND SAMPLE SCREENSHOTS! Not sure what shot to submit look HERE!
  • Don’t forget we have our very own Teamspeak Server. It’s a great way to voice chat with your fellow members and also a great way to communicate when gaming. Check out the details.

  • Just log on using this information - Server Address: ts.djb.club and the password is DJBrulez1

How to contact the FIST staff anytime using these methods:

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Tarentum! So, I had originally intended to publish this report about a week ago. As my job has progressed, I've been busy. This is a really cool area, and a fantastic opportunity for myself and my family. I'm still a Paramedic, but now...

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Tarentum!

So, I had originally intended to publish this report about a week ago. As my job has progressed, I've been busy. This is a really cool area, and a fantastic opportunity for myself and my family. I'm still a Paramedic, but now living on the Olympic peninsula in Port Angeles, WA and my wife and I love it. And Mini-Beef 1.0 and 2.0 love it out here, too.

Plus, Father's Day was Sunday. So it was nice to get out with the fam. I hope you sll enjoyed the day. I hope it's been a fruitful summer so far, and that you have an amazing time both within the Brotherhood and Clan, as well as in all you do in life. Be well. Do well. Find things to dwell in the will bring you profound happiness and joy. That way, all of this will be more worthwhile. This Club is about leisure, fun, friendships and the freedom to be a part of the Star Wars universe.

Let's get to some fiction.

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The ocean of rage
Is never calmed by man's fear.
It creates more depth.
-Beef

Your Lordship:

I apologize for the delay in my report. You must assuredly understand that I cannot always risk communication with you, my Lord. I certainly hope you will always appreciate my dedication and faithfulness to your cause, Lord. And, even in silence, I sincerely wish for your continued patience with my meager efforts. Never doubt that I am ever your faithful servant. Forever will I serve your cause. And, so long as it pleases you, I will remain your eyes and ears here in Yridia. That being said, allow me to hurry into this most updated report.

As you know, Tarentum is still a staunch supporter of the Brotherhood. Though the Tarenti are often seen as miscreants and anarchs among the organization, their upper echelons of leadership adamantly support the Iron Throne. Even if they do not agree with your rivals, Lord, the Tarenti serve them. Though they will stand against the Iron Throne or Dark Council if they truly oppose current goals or leadership, Tarentum will never leave the Brotherhood. They are not a repeat of Ar’Kell or the cult of Crona.

The recent changes in leadership are perhaps an opportunity to seek out an alliance. I cannot in all sincerity understand the vastness of your resources. Every man has their price, my Lord. I am sure you know this better than I. The position of Consul has fallen once again to Sith Bloodfyre, a man known most humbly as “The Ghost Dragon.” I am sure you will understand my sarcasm. The man truly believes himself to be the living embodiment of Death, Lord. He is certainly egotistical, megalomaniacal, and ridiculous in his self-absorption. There must be an opening for your talents. Or those of any of your other agents with silver tongues.

Bloodfyre has chosen a soldier as his second. A well-known pilot, to be specific. Rax Von-Klug is a Tau pilot and veteran warrior. I'm sure Bloodfyre is looking to draw on past history with his choice in this man. You surely remember that Tau is hailed and praised as the founding fathers of Tarentum. In this day and age, I can only imagine the power of selling renewed ties there. The likelihood of this man being an asset to us does not seem great, in my sight. However, only you can truly judge the worth of your avenues here, your Lordship.

House Mortis finds itself under the tutelage of a rather decrepit necrophile known as Samael Ozriel. Samael and his second, Thanadd Mawgath are said to be students and vassals to Bloodfyre. Beyond that, House Liath is guided by Ranarr Kul and Etah Shankura as second. Etah is also known to be a vassal of the Consul, and Ranarr is a veteran leader of Tarentum. I would suggest that the power base in Tarentum is highly dedicated and subservient to Sith Bloodfyre. If he could be turned to your service, Lord, I believe Tarentum might serve you in full. It is certainly an avenue to pursue.

Their fortresses seem to center around Castle Tarentum under the waves of Yridia II (often simply called “Yridia”), where once the Clan Summit resided exclusively, though they are now said to be mobile in an unknown pattern of circulation. Beyond their castle, there is also a base on Yridia’s moon Koros. Here, there was formerly a subterranean complex that was rumored to have been destroyed when Bloodfyre pulled a Star Destroyer out of the sky to crash it into an infestation of undead. I'm certain this is highly fantasized and overspoken by Tarentum, my Lord. There is no such evidence of this event.

Tarentum also makes heavy use of an asteroid within the Itaana belt, called “the Sword’s Sheath,” wherein the military of Tarentum is known to have a large presence. The Itaana belt is useful for harvesting various ore and other minerals. This is certainly an asset for us to seek after. Additionally, there is an asylum on Yridia IX (this planet is sometimes simply called “Eden”) where Tarentum has housed various projects. The asylum is known to have sentimental value to the Consul. Bloodfyre has been said to utilize this place as his home. The Clan calls it the “Mystics Asylum,” and it is revered as a house of death and study of dark magics. I'm certain their most potent Sith would know what transpires therein, your Lordship.

I hope I am not restating things you are aware of, my Lord. I simply want to be thorough. Tarentum seems to be regaining strength. At one point, the Clan was held on the verge of death. Many in the Brotherhood believed the Clan was going to disappear or be destroyed. However, after the treachery of Raiju Kang, Farrin Xies and then Frosty Romanae helped to steer the Clan of Life and Death back into a full head of steam. Tarentum continues to reach its stride. Its alliance with Arcona remains strong. It has established a strong alliance with Plagueis, which we believe to have significant weight with Bloodfyre. Beyond that, Tarentum has cemented ties with Naga Sadow, and we know that Clan has strong ties through Lord Aeternus. Tarentum is not a whimpering calf. It is trying to press itself back towards the front of the pack.

Eden is a center of mercenary activity. We know that Tarentum has a tenuous relationship with the criminal syndicates. There is a rumored settlement of Quarren on the watery world of Yridia that is said to at least be a partial ally of the Clan and may serve Tarentum's defense. There is also the rumors of dark tidings that continue to follow Tarentum. People talk of “soulsprings” that are the doorway to power in Yridia, but I have yet to decipher the meaning of these things. I will relay further information on this subject as I am able. I do not wish to dig too deeply yet, lest I reveal myself and fall victim to their prying eyes.

I will send further reports to continue this assignment faithfully, my Lord. I am happy to continue in your service as long as it pleases you.

Your loyal servant,
-K

Rax looked up from the screen. Hades, Pel and Fremoc were all looking at him in silence, and had been waiting for the Proconsul to finish reading.

“We don't know who this K-person is,” Pel offered, “nor whether this is the first report he's sent.”

“We believe this was transmitted approximately six hours ago,” Fremoc continued, “but it's possible that it was set to transmit on a regular schedule. We tracked the source to a repeater signal in the Itaana belt. I'd say this person is set up with multiple avenues of communication to transmit out of the system, no matter where he or she happens to be at in any given period of time.”

“Who else knows about this right now?” Rax didn't pace, or fidget. On the surface of his physical shell, he was as calm as a corpse. His mind was racing.

“No one outside of intelligence,” Hades answered. “It has been kept to a minimum right now. The reporting officer transmitted directly to the three of us as protocol demands, and we contacted you. Even Sith has yet to be informed.”

“I'll relay this to Bloodfyre when I next speak with him,” Rax nodded. “We're due to speak on the next few hours. Something tells me he's going to have a spontaneous aneurysm.”

Silence fell over the four men for a long pause. Each was a warrior. Rax, Pel and Hades were raised as pilots, and Fremoc was a warrior and former FIST of the Dark Council. They weren't probe to idle chatter.

“War is coming, gentlemen,” Rax finally spoke. “It always does. It always has. We can all feel it on the horizon. And now we have agents potentially in our midst. Keep a set of eyes on your six. On all of our asses. We're going to be vulnerable if we can't find this asset and track who they're reporting to and why. Let's get eyes on target.”

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Haiku Heaven:
This comp is going to be put on hold. With the GJW coming August 1st, and the request that all events be put on hold for it, it's just easier to push it back. Instead, it will start after the GJW ends. I like Haiku, and it'll be a good opportunity to have some fun with poetry.

Driftwood 2017:
This comp is in full swing until the GJW begins. There's several events already going on. Each is meant to be a quick, easy, fun way to participate and do stuff with your Tarenti kin. Your leadership is excited to bring each event to you for some entertainment value. Participate and have fun!

To Wrap It Up

If you've never been a part of a GJW, it's a fun series of events to really enrich the fiction of the Brotherhood and help your characters to grow. Additionally, it's a great way to earn some huge prizes. I'd love to take First. I'm not going to lie. I want to stomp this one hard. I want to show each of you to the whole Club. I want to exhibit just how amazing each of you are. I want to earn this Clan a win, and give this Club a huge dose of Tarentum. I know we can do it. Let's kick some ass, right? Right?!

August 1st is the starting line. An opportunity for us all to be our very best selves. The GJWs take a lot of tenacity and dedication, but you each have it in you to turn this Club upside down. I'm going to be with you every step of the way. With you follow me into the gates of hell and beyond? Will you stare down the might of each of the other Clans and spit fire and ichor and unleash the powers of Oblivion? Stand at my side. Go forth and conquer. There's truly no one greater than a motivated Tarenti, in my opinion. I love the other Clans, and I respect them beyond belief. But I know how awesome and imposing Tarentum can be when we start running and become that mighty juggernaut of death and demonic fury.

Get on your steeds, and let loose the horsemen of a necromantic apocalypse!

TL;DR
- The Olympic peninsula is a beautiful place to live.
- Fiction!
- Comps! We should be getting ready for the GJW, but there's also some fun things to do within Tarentum's light-hearted comps, as well.
- Events to do, but some on hold for the GJW that's coming August 1st!

Have a great week, Tarentum. I love you guys!

-Beef

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Hello and welcome to a report in which Atra goes something something crazy and writes entirely too much in what was supposed to be a "short" thing! There is no Intel in this report. The system has gone dark, as there are goings-on that...

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Hello and welcome to a report in which Atra goes something something crazy and writes entirely too much in what was supposed to be a "short" thing! There is no Intel in this report. The system has gone dark, as there are goings-on​ that even our intelligence network can't make heads or tails of. Something big is coming. [Read: War is coming! And winter...]

The Great Jedi War is almost upon us and, as has been explained, there will be a two phase ACC event running through it. So, what does that mean for you, the member? It means that Phase I is going to start within the next two weeks. Moral of the story? As much as it pains me and runs counter to my usual request, now is probably not the time to start an ACC match unless you and your opponent can squeeze it out in that span.

This is going to be exciting. It's both my first time running a GJW event and my first time participating in one. I may or may not have no idea what I'm doing but making it up as I go with some level-headed and experienced folks also contributing will make it look like I had a plan all along! Or perhaps it's my plan to make you think I have no plan? I don't know either, but I'm still going to give you some content to digest in this report and try to help you out with not only the GJW event, but any ACC event.

I'm awesome

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  1. Minor Changes
  2. GJW ACC Stuff And Things
  3. Important Links

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Minor Changes

Feat Clarification

We always strive to remove ambiguity whenever we can, and this is one of those Feats that has caused a bit of confusion in the past. Thus, we nuke the ambiguity from orbit! The change is as below, showing the new name for the Feat and the updated wording.

'I, Am Not Left Handed' -> Alternate Wielding
{{member}} has trained equally with both of his hands and can fight easily with a weapon in one or the other. Not to be confused with dual wielding, {{gender:he,she}} simply no longer has an off-hand, and can fight seamlessly at full effectiveness even if one hand is completely disabled.

Why was this changed? The flow of this Feat is that it begins with Ambidexterity which is its lesser form, and then this is the final form. However, we are sometimes asked how this relates to Dual Wielding (the skill). Short answer is, it doesn't. One is a skill and one is a feat. They aren't related. This guy just lets you single wield in either hand. This plays into Handedness which is one of the first things you pick on your Character Sheet. You are either right or left-handed. This is something that judges and stricter fiction graders will be looking at when reviewing the Realism of your submissions, so it should be kept in mind. Don't fight with your "off-hand" if you don't have one of these Feats!

Droids in the ACC

Made a quick update to the wiki entry on the ACC Guide regarding Droids. Particularly, in how it relates to Loadouts since a Droid goes on yours and doesn't exactly have one of their own. Essentially, if a weapon or device isn't included in an Item Aspect or the main description of the Droid then the Droid doesn't have it. So, then what does it have?

As a Droid has no Loadout of its own, any weapons it uses are shared from the owner's active Loadout for the match.

Bam! That is the answer. It has whatever is accessible on your Loadout. Not what's in your inventory or stash... the Loadout and nothing but!

Alternate Characters

Just going to take a moment to reiterate how this works. It's also on the ACC Guide for those who want to read up, but I'll put it in full here:

When equipped with an approved Character Sheet and Loadout, participants can opt to enter into an ACC match using their Alts. This must be selected when a match is created and cannot be changed after the fact. Keep this in mind when planning your matches. Beyond this, if you plan to use an Alt in a manually staff-created match (ie. Tournaments and Brackets) then you must both ensure your Alt adheres to the rules of the event and denote your intent clearly through the sign up forms to ensure the battles are set up with the right character.

Some members have already started giving this system a run, with at least two Alt matches that I know of either being in progress or having been completed. That's good, as this is still new to the coding structure and we want to make sure it isn't buggy in any way.

Resolve

This is a bit of an old change, but since it's a topic that keeps coming up it gets to be touched on again. Mostly I want to state clearly, for all the records: Resolve is not a hard counter to the Dark Arts. That's as plain as I can be. Space witches and wizards can still space witch and wiz.

Resolve is your character's willpower and their ability to handle stress, keep a level head, and stand firm in the face of danger. It is also your character's mental resilience against both skills and the effects of Force-based intrusions of the mind such as Intimidation, Mind Trick, Illusion, Terror, and Force Interrogation. The higher a character’s Resolve is, relative to an attack/threat Skill or Force Power, the less effective the attack's result is in conjunction with that character's skills. Only in the scenario of an extreme disparity in ability could Resolve outright prevent the onset of an ability.

So, you may notice I've highlighted a few sections above. I'm going to break down those because it is very specific and deliberate word choice. First off, it is specifically the effects of these listed powers. That is a very important thing. It means if someone tries to Mind Trick you? You don't pull a Jabba and laugh in their face. Or a Watto for that matter. You are going to momentarily stagger. You're going to have to push past this intrusion and prove your resilience. However, there is something very important to remember. Resolve is much like Endurance. It isn't this infinite thing. It is rather finite. People get tired, stressed, hurt, etc. Your Resolve will wain and you'll start having difficulty focusing. If I have +4 Resolve, this is only when I'm at the peak of my efficiency. I'm well rested and just got out of bed and you ain't making me do anything I don't want to do until I get my morning drink/food of choice. However, as things happen cracks will form. It will be less effective. More susceptible.

Let's take a look at the second highlight now! The attack's result... that's what I'm trying to get at with the above explanation. You are combatting the result of these powers and dealing with them. This skill doesn't prevent them completely when brought up against someone who specializes in the mentioned powers. It is not without a caveat though. This may be where the confusion lies and it comes in the final sentence and highlight. "Extreme disparity" is the key here and it's mostly for things like the following: if you have +1 Mind Trick and use Dominate Mind on my character with +5 Resolve? It's not even remotely going to happen. There will be no onset. That is the only time that Resolve will ever remotely act like a hard counter: when the skill of the "caster" is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the "target".

I hope this is clear, and I do welcome questions. We often hear it remarked that "no other skill represents a hard counter to other powers". Well, the mind is a completely different beast. The flesh is weak, as it were. There isn't—nor will there be—a skill to make your skin thicker and harder to cut. That just isn't how things work in Star Wars or otherwise. And if blast-doors can't prevent a lightsaber carving through it, why should a body?

But keep in mind, this isn't a hard counter. It's merely a way of recovering from the effects. With Endurance, you're able to keep performing at your peak for longer. That is the same as Resolve. You can keep your head focused for longer. It's not impervious. It is not without its cracks. There is room for all characters from Sorcerers to Blade Masters to even the most inconspicuous of wise-cracking NFUs. Find your niche and enjoy it. Nothing in the system prevents that.

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GJW ACC Stuff And Things

Recreational Matches

So, this is more a sanity announcement than anything else. No, there isn't a freeze on recreational matches during both phases of the ACC event coming up. However, they will be deprioritized. That means they will be the last thing to get graded and may run longer than the usual 10 day maximum. While the Judges will not be grading GJW related matches I have let them loose to participate in the event itself. That means I don't want them to worry about grading matches while trying to get their own completed.

Please understand the reasoning behind this and hopefully it won't be a downer for anyone.

Extensions

This is kind of an "all official events" kind of deal. As most of us who have partaken in them have noticed by now, it is almost mandatory to have a "one extension and one extension only" kind of rule in these events. Well, that's been somewhat upgraded in terms of policy of late so that it is way easier to a) police and b) implement. Namely, we will not accept any requests for extensions made through email. There is a little button on all ACC matches in the Match Details that you can use to extend your matches. It sits down at the bottom directly to the right of the "Next Post Due" field. I'd show a screenshot, but my button looks very different when I'm peering in at another person's match and I don't have any ongoing. Admin access isn't all it's cracked up to be when trying to provide examples!

Keeping It 'Real'

I just want to go over, again, how dangerous the 'rule of cool' is in matches. Something that might sound/look like the coolest thing ever within your mental cinema could end up making a reader or Judge scratch their head and look very confused. I did this myself a lot when I first started writing ACC matches. The anime syndrome was strong. Caused me to do a lot of unnecessary things cause it "looked cool" instead of being realistic.

So, keep that in mind when you sit down to write your matches! Don't do anything just because it seems awesome or like a great hook. Work it over in your head and let it marinate. Look at it from the perspective of a more grounded reality. Would it still be possible? For instance:

Atra threw his body into a spin as he lept into the air. He extended his leg and brought it around aimed at Marick's head. The Hapan easily stood his ground and caught the kick in a cross-grab. Atra carried the momentum of the spin and rose higher into the air to bring his other foot down like a hammer on the Voice's skull.

So, that's a bit of a "huh" moment. The imagery is that Atra, who is caught mid-air already, is able to continue moving higher and make another attack without ever hitting the ground. Hardly realistic, but something we might see in martial arts flicks (where gravity is more of a suggestion than an actual law of physics) and animated fight scenes.

Avoid this! Make the realistic play. Also, keep in mind that self-deprecation is always appreciated. For instance, as was mentioned in a brief discussion with the Judging staff (by Kordath, specifically), there is nothing telling your character that the person you're fighting has a +5 in Resolve compared to your +1 Mind Trick. But you can play into this. Your character makes the attempt and fails spectacularly. That has made your story a touch more engaging now and is still realistic.

The key is to have fun, but keep it grounded. Always ask if you're ever not sure about something.

Time Management

Here we are now. This is the bane of us all in the ACC. Time management will always be the greatest foe. It cares not for your priorities or your ailments. It doesn't discriminate against any one person in particular. It just is.

So, how do we face this most predatory of foes? Quite simply, make a plan.

That's right. Plan out how long you are going to write for, when you are going to do it, and what you are going to write. Then stick to the plan. Get the writing done sooner as opposed to later. Too often we see members writing a post at the last minute then scrambling to get someone to proofread it. If you write it the first day, then you have two days to get it proofed. That's always going to take longer than the writing because it involves something you can never control: another person.

Damn those people having lives of their own!

Here's some tips from the Voice and once Combat Master, Marick. First, check your email filters. You need to make sure your time limit alerts aren't skipping your inbox and getting missed. We send out a warning two times in a match. The first is when half your time has expired and another at 24 hours remaining. The 24 hour email in particular includes the name of the member in question. Beyond that, there is a bit of a "trick" in Alternate Ending matches. If you have the second post, you can technically write both of your posts at the same time. Just divide them at a good spot and post the first half, then the second after your opponent gets their final post in.

Really, it's about using the time you have wisely. The post maximum word count will put everyone in the same playing field so you don't have to worry about your opponent going crazy and using their maximum time period to write a mini-novella. Work within the confines of the word count and get it done sooner as opposed to later. You can always take longer when you start early, but you can't when you start late.

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Some small bits of news this week, and some puzzles to do! * I am running another puzzle competition. Click the puzzle!. It runs for about a week! I’ll also be away for about a week starting at the end of June, so I figured I’d post another...

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Some small bits of news this week, and some puzzles to do!

  • I am running another puzzle competition. Click the puzzle!. It runs for about a week! I’ll also be away for about a week starting at the end of June, so I figured I’d post another puzzle. You should also click this puzzle, it closes July 1 and starts June 25.

Howie Flee!

I’ll be on vacation for a little over a week starting on the 24th. I’ll have access to email/internet/what have you for part of it, but much of that time will be spent in the mountains – AKA the cell phone dead zone. So if your thing is urgent, make sure you include Teylas on the email too. Which you totally should be doing anyway.

I’ll be back to regular status on July 4th ish – I think.

Great Jedi War

As Mav mentioned a few days ago, Great Jedi War XII (the Great Jedi War-ening!) will be starting August 1st. This has two implications for the Master at Arms office:

  • The clan to clan transfer ban will be enacted on July 31 sometime. No members will be allowed to transfer between units at that time, but rogue transfers are still allowed.

  • I would also ask that all competitions that will be submitted in the next six weeks not continue past August 1st. Anything submitted for that time will be remanded until the post Great Jedi War period. For those of you that have long term competitions set up to run during that time, I’d ask that you think about changing the dates if at all possible (with six weeks out, I think that’s reasonable?). Please let Teylas and me know if you have any questions about it.

Ask the Master at Arms

Samael Ozriel: We're supposed to bold stuff in our reccs right? Cause you love that? Right?

Oh, please don't.

Dolash asks: Is there a how to write a recc that'll be approved guide? Personally speaking I find writing reccs intimidating. Is there a place I can go to see examples, suggestions, etc?

Not really, no. Every MAA report I post some (see up) – and that’s why I put links to eat one of my reports at the bottom of the new report (look down). There’s also the statistics page for medals. You can also hit the recent promotions statistics page too

Wally asks: #askapanda what is the most common, repeated thing you have to advise competition organizers on?

I was going to say grading criteria – because people often forget it (especially for container competitions). I suppose this is also a good place to mention that having something to account for ties is a good idea. Pel also said “Don't disallow both early subscription and late subscription - then nobody can ever subscribe.” He’s right. That. Don’t click both.

Medals and Promotions of Note

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Report Fiction Title (Optional)

You do not want to typically post an entire fiction in a report. The best practice is to choose a paragraph or two that you think make a good segway, and then trail off by linking to the report externally (a discourse thread, a google document, a published pdf, etc.).

Click here to read the rest of the report fiction!

Introduction

An introduction paragraph is a great way to kick off the report. You can also outline for potential readers what you will be covering in the report. Gifs and images help break up walls of text, but try and use them only where you feel they are needed.

  1. News and Updates
  2. Recognition
  3. Competitions
  4. Q&A / Feedback
  5. Closing

News

The main function of reports is to share news and updates with the rest of the club and/or with the members under your care.

Topic 1

Using a sub-header, you can now transition to talking about your first topic. You can link to other reports, talk about big events, or announce the results of a competition that just finished.

Topic 2

Using a sub-header, you can now transition to talking about your second topic. You can talk about upcoming events, or announce new changes that members will be seeing. #hype

Recognition

It's always important to recognize your members for their achievements. You can break this down using sub-headers, and make it easy to read with bullet points.

Awards
  • Dark Adept Leroy was awarded a Dark Cross. You could mention why and/or link to the event.
Promotions
  • Knight Milton was promoted to Equite 1! You could mention why and/or link to the event.
Exams
  • Acolyte Andy finally passed the Reading 101 exam.

Q&A / Feedback

Little Timmy asks: Do I have to do a Q&A in my reports?

It's not required but sometimes great to make members feel like they are a part of your reports. You can ask questions and answer them, or invite members to provide feedback.

Closing

Wrap things up in your own words. You can remind people where the best place to reach you is (email, telegram, etc.). Graphical signatures are not required, and you can simply sign off with your name and position. You can also throw in a cool image or gif, but remember to keep the content in line with the News Page Policies and Best Practices


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Victory-II Star Destroyer Paladin, Main Bridge

“Has the candidate been brought aboard?”

“Yes, my Lord.”

Farrin Xies, Headmaster of the Brotherhood, nodded slightly. A small grin that did not reach his eyes could be seen through his unkempt beard, which he scratched idly with his left hand.

“See to it that the mercenary stays with his ship. He is not to move until I say otherwise.” His voice was deep and rough, but firm. Farrin was not a man who was used to being in a subordinate position, bearing a commanding presence even as he hobbled slightly toward the exit of the bridge.

The Headmaster went over the details in his head as he exited the bridge. Laren Uscot, twenty-nine years old, born on Pantora but taken as a slave. Mercenary, informant, and a man with a penchant for murder without question. He looked down at the detailed dossier in his hands, reading it half-heartedly as the lift began taking him away from the bridge. He had already combed over and memorized the important details, learning everything about the man. Some used blasters or lightsabers as their weapons. Farrin prefered to cultivate assets through subversion and superiority by knowing those whom he desired better than they knew themselves. Uscot wasn’t the first mercenary to attempt this meeting, though with luck he would be the last.

“Lord Bnar” Farrin said, speaking into his commlink. “Prepare to meet our guest in the hangar.”

“Another, Headmaster?”

“Perhaps the last. I sense something…” Farrin trailed off, terminating the commlink.

Shoutout to Laren for writing an excellent opening fiction for a SA Staff Run-on. You can find the entire thing (as well as the rest of the run-on as we get it rolling) here.

The old History Courses are, well…

Two and a half years ago I researched and wrote something like 20,000-25,000 words of Star Wars History courses for the SA. I was, and still am, very proud of them.

Then Disney bought Star Wars and the majority of my courses were no longer canon. No, I’m not still bitter…

My plan for these courses was to condense them, spin off the material that wasn’t canon anymore into separate courses and keep a smaller number of core, canon courses. This was a bit more of a project than I had time for, so I brought in Lexic. He did some great work getting them started, and when he stepped down my Praetor Extraordinare, Laren, and our Magistrates stepped up and got them finished. I’m pleased to announce that they are now done.

The new, canon-friendly courses are:

The old courses have been added to the Legends Department and are being renamed Galactic Legends 101-108. Also alongside these changes, the History and Legends degrees will be updated as soon as James can tackle it:

  • The Dark Maven: Galactic History now requires the four GH courses, 101-104.

  • The Dark Savant: History and Lore no longer requires the (now Legends) GH VI-VIII.

  • There is a new Dark Maven: Historical Legends that requires Galactic Legends 101-105.

  • There is a new Dark Savant: Legends that will require the Dark Maven: Historical Legends, Dark Maven: Legends, and the remaining Galactic Legends courses (106-108).

Now Hiring: Magistrate

Celevon has stepped down after serving an excellent six month term. I want to thank him for all of his hard work, and he will certainly be missed. With that said, Laren and I are looking for someone new to join our merry band of misfits. Applications must go to both of us (send it to only one of us and we’re automatically rejecting you) and are due by 6/23. We’re looking for someone detail-oriented that can help us write/rewrite/edit courses. As a reminder, we no longer have the six-month terms. Specific requirements are:

  • No minimum rank, but preference will go to someone below EQ2.

  • 24 hour email turn-around time, with sub-12 strongly preferred. Telegram presence is preferred as well, even though I can't make it mandatory.

  • Strong grasp of the English language and comfort in researching, editing, and writing content.

  • No history of plagiarism or SA-related Justicar offenses.

Troubleshooting

I end each report asking for your help in spotting and notifying us of any errors you come across using our Google Form. I wanted to include a reminder about that in the main section of my report in case y’all don’t read all the way through. :)

Ask the HM!

I think my favorite part of writing reports is the #AskTheHM section, and this month’s was yet another wonderful example. Here are some of them:

Katicorn (Maenaki) asked: “Who are you and what do you do?!”

  • I drink and I know things. Mostly the former, sometimes the latter.

Sang Entar asked: “Can you get 6 people to take one of my exams to help me reach 1100 exams marked? :P”

  • Damn, 1100? I’ll see what I can do. Take his exams!

Kelly Mendes asked: “what advice would you give to someone struggling to complete an exam?”

  • Read the course notes, read the course notes, read the course notes. If you're still struggling, there's no shame at all in reaching out to the course PROF/DOC or the SA staff for assistance. We can't/won't give you the answer, but we can point you in the right direction.

Locke asked: “what are you doing for the GJW?”

  • There will be an SA component. I’ve got a really cool idea but I need to work out how to make it work. I’ll also be assisting others with grading, specially Wally.

Malik Sadow asked: “when will we get rid of stupid essay questions? :P”

  • We're never gonna get rid of them across the board. I think they serve a useful purpose in making sure that you actually understand the information presented. I'm always open to suggestions on how to improve them though :P

Kelly Mendes asked: “Is there a balance to be found in the leadership courses between new/prospective leaders and those who have been in positions for some time and just never taken the courses?”

  • Revamping the leadership courses are something we're planning for the next month or so. The DC is still having a discussion on what we officially think their purpose is, but my viewpoint is that they need to illuminate best practices we expect leaders in the DB, new or old, to utilize

Juliana Kelrune asked: “Are there any plans yet to introduce a course on those battle plan things?”

  • Not yet, but I'd recommend looking up old battle plan comps and look at the entries. Some of them are fantastic

Kelly Mendes asked: “What’s currently your favorite thing about the SA?”

  • Definitely the kickass staff. Laren, Ood, and Bentre are fantastic and we’ve got a really solid PROF/DOC line-up.

Malik Sadow asked: “Why do we still have courses that make you look outside the notes to find answers?”

  • The vast majority shouldn't, and if you feel that any do I invite you to let me know so I can have those fixed. Now a couple are special circumstances - the ACC courses come ot mind most readily. But for the most part all info you need to pass the exam should be in the notes. Now, some might invite you to do extra outside reading if you want to delve deeper, but that's different.

TuQ’uan Varick asked: “if it were only possible to take one course in the SA (prerequisites aside) which would you do and why?”

  • I love the History courses (because I wrote them and because I love history). However, if I had to pick one course... probably one of the two ACC courses. As a RL educator I really like how they're laid out and how the exams work - they're practical and teach you a skill that you can immediately apply in the DJB.

Arden Karn asked: “Has there been any development of more interactive delivery methods/courses?”

  • That project got put on the backburner for a couple of different reasons, but it's definitely something I hope to get working again after the GJW.

Furios asked: “Why wouldn't a system in which certain courses and degrees have additional rewards on the CS be viable? (I.e. an extra point in Tactics for earning a Sage in Tactics)”

  • Hmm... so, solely speaking as HM, I don't see why that wouldn't be viable. I wouldn't think the coding element would be difficult on James' end (famous last words). With that said, you're touching on elements from a couple of other DCers' purview, so that's a larger DC discussion.

Kultak Drol asked: “Is there any possibility for exams that cover specific powers and skills? So as to provide examples of how one might use them and possibly help guide newcomers.”

  • Are you talking about powers/feats/etc. on your CS? I've never thought about it, but it's something I can talk to Atra and Wally about and we can see if there's a better way to present that info

Projects

Current

Shadow Academy Staff are currently engaged in the following projects:

  • SW History Department Rewrite - Laren: Because of the evil Darth Mickey, my beloved Galactic History courses aren't fully canon anymore. The courses have been rewritten by Lexic and Laren, and as you’ve already read are being released as we speak. Woot! Estimated completion: Done!

  • DJB History I & II Update/Rewrite - Alishu: Alishu has completed first drafts of both courses and they've been sent to the DC for approval. The DC has a lot on its plate right now, but I think we'll see some movement on this soon to get these courses released for all to enjoy. Estimated completion: TBD

  • Operation Remodel - SA Staff: In an effort to streamline the organization of the Shadow Academy and make it easier to initially get to information and then to find similar information, the SA will see a fairly extensive reorganization. The first phase of this is done, and the graphical elements will begin shortly. Estimated completion: end of 6/2017

  • Operation Remodel (Degrees) - SA Staff: The reorganization, as well as the addition/removal of various courses, has left some of our degrees a bit outdated. With the release of the new History courses, we’ve asked James to rework the History and Legends degrees as outlined above in my report. The Leadership and Law degrees are still being sorted, and I don’t have a timetable for their completion. Estimated completion: TBD

Upcoming

  • There are a couple of things in the earliest planning stages, but aren’t quite ready for prime time. Stay tuned for more.

Top Exam Takers

Name # of Exams # of ACs
Neophyte Wolfe Whitehorn 63 71
Proselyte Joforth Reed 29 14
Knight Hiset Tval 25 51
Warrior Azmodius Equesinfernum 24 54
Hunter Erik Cato 24 56

Note: these numbers cover the period from 5/15/17 to 6/14/17 and count both initial attempts and retakes.

Conclusion

The Shadow Academy covers tens if not hundreds of thousands of words, and those words were written by imperfect humans (GASP!). We try our best to catch and fix any and all errors before we release courses, but we're not always successful. Because of that, we will always need your help. If you spot an error, please report it to the SA Staff using this simple form; if it's a major enough error, or you spot enough, you'll be rewarded. At the very least, you'll get the thanks of a grateful HM... that's gotta count for something, right?

In Darkness -
Farrin Xies,
Headmaster of the Shadow Academy

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Greetings all, We have two important announcements regarding the Great Jedi War that will be occurring this summer! First, Great Jedi War itself will begin on August 1st. We apologize for this short delay, but we want to ensure we have a chance to...

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Greetings all,

We have two important announcements regarding the Great Jedi War that will be occurring this summer!

First, Great Jedi War itself will begin on August 1st. We apologize for this short delay, but we want to ensure we have a chance to bring the best possible experience to everyone. You can expect a transfer ban to be enacted shortly before the War that will last for its entire duration. During this period, members will be unable to transfer between units. This also means no competitions should be scheduled that would continue past July 31st. The MAA has been notified and all relevant DC offices will be remanding competitions planned for this period with notifications about GJW start dates. We will provide additional information about the War in the coming month to prepare everyone!

Second, the preliminary ACC event, ACC Phase I, is tentatively scheduled to start in a little over a week. The ACC will be part of this coming War in two flavors: Phase I before the War begins, where any member may compete and win, and Phase II, where only the champions of each Clan - and the victor of Phase I - will battle it out during the War itself. Phase I will be an open 'ladder' format where members will compete in the ACC as part of the Great Jedi War. The winner of Phase I will be decided based on the most points earned, primarily earned from winning battles. Summits are reviewing the event rules now, and we will discuss them further in the coming week. This event will count as a Great Jedi War event in terms of participation points for War scoring (more on this closer to the War), seals, and of course Novae for those that place. Furthermore, the individual that takes first place will earn an automatic 'bid' into the tournament during the war itself, along with the champions of the Clans. We will announce additional details about this event shortly, but this is a friendly reminder to get your character sheets ready!

We look forward to sharing more of what we have planned for the upcoming Great Jedi War soon. Until then... Get ready for the ACC!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Deputy Grand Master

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All, I've had a pretty long day, so I'll be brief. I received a few very good applications for Praetor to the Voice. I wanted to again thank everyone who applied, and remind you that I remember everything, and have your resumes filed away...

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All,

I've had a pretty long day, so I'll be brief. I received a few very good applications for Praetor to the Voice. I wanted to again thank everyone who applied, and remind you that I remember everything, and have your resumes filed away in my inbox. When I get back into project work, you will be the first people I reach out to jump onto a task or team.

New Praetor, Magistrate

After reviewing the options, I decided to promote internally from my department. I will be moving Magistrate Atyiru to Praetor.

With the War coming, I'm not expecting the Praetor to be taking on a lot of big projects, and there will also be a hold on competitions being run during the War itself. The primary role will be managing the ques and working with the other magistrates to ensure Character Sheets are taken care of with attention and care and in a timely manner.

In this, there are very few I trust more than Atyiru. In the short time since joining she's left detailed remands where needed and always follows up and offers to help people with their characters and descriptions. She has continued to help proofread every Voice staff documentation or write-up as requested, and has become an invaluable asset to the team. She will be continuing to do this, while also making sure our newest Magistrate gets brought up to speed quickly with the rest of the team.

To fill her vacated position, I have selected a new Magistrate out of the Praetor application pool. Braecen will be joining the Voice Staff as the newest member. Braecen's application was formatted professionally and showed a strong commitment to helping give back to the Brotherhood by joining the team. Elders are usually content to sit back and relax, but Braecen has proven his resourcefulness as a unit leader and active member in the club.

I think this gives the Voice Staff a very well rounded representation in the Brotherhood as we now have Arcona, Scholae, and Taldryan representation. While I don't believe in rotating out staff members, it is always nice to bring in fresh eyes to the team.

If you have any issues, questions, or concerns, please feel free to email me or hit me up on Telegram. Always here to talk if you need.

That said, let me quickly outline what I will be working on, in case anyone is wondering what the Voice actually does all day.

Voice's Task List
  1. Preparing for ACC Phase I- The details of this event are being discussed by the DC, and then will be shared with the Dark Summit for review. Pending that review, and a few last details, we'll be looking to start the event soon. This event will lead up to the Great Jedi War itself. Thank you everyone for your patience, and just know that Atra is about to be a very busy Combat Master. Which also means me too.

  2. Great Jedi War XII Plot- I am currently working with Sarin on a plot update that will be released soon. This update will help kick things into gear and help move us forward on the path to a Great Jedi War. It's been over 2 years since we last had one, and I think it's time we shook things up. So yes, I'm actually writing things on top of regular administrative work.

  3. GJW Planning - Beyond the plot, I will be running a series of events. More details on these events will be shared once we have concrete details nailed down. This also means a level of logistics and working with the other Dark Councilors. There are a few questions floating around that need to be answered, so I'm working on shoring up the Lore and Logistics side of things to help provide as much of a clear picture for members of all kinds as they get ready for war. This involves looking over unit fleet assets, assessing strengths and weakness, and creating a scale for threats/enemy engagement. It also involves creating and shoring up documentation to coincide with the fiction updates you'll be seeing.

  4. Reviewing Species - I have a few Species that are under review by staff. Once the new staff is settled, I should be implementing 1-2 new species for the Brotherhood based on member-demand as well for plot development.

  5. Writing Department Exams - We're still working on these. So far, the Run-On exam seems to be a success. I've received only positive feedback on it. Expect to see more of these, like a Fiction Studies that will mirror the style of the Run-On exam. We are also currently working on finishing up a Character Sheets fundamentals that I think will be a great resource to newbies.

  6. Updating Documentation- Reminder: we are always updating the Wiki documentation on our guidelines, procedures, and policies. You can find all of these on the Voice Staff Resources Hub. One of the biggest notes of change is how we have started to crack down more on Physical descriptions. As a reminder:

In short, the Physical Description field is used to give a basic idea of what the character looks like, as if they appeared in a photograph and you were describing them to someone else.

This means that you do not need to list your armor and weapons functions in your physical description. You can fill in all of these details now with a combination of Possessions and the Loadouts feature.

For more information, see the Character Sheet Approval Guidelines.

Last Words

Thank you again, everyone, for your patience and for sticking around. I'm happy to see the Fiction Community growing and communicating every day, which is why we want to make sure we don't rush anything and can provide and an engaging story-line for you to sink your teeth into.

Any questions, concerns, you know where to find me. Thanks.

-W

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Hello Space Cowboys! There are a few updates the Herald Staff would like to share with you, so let's get right into it. New Warbanner Form James did it again! Ever since the new graphics request forms were made we've wanted an updated...

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Hello Space Cowboys!

There are a few updates the Herald Staff would like to share with you, so let's get right into it.

New Warbanner Form

James did it again!

Ever since the new graphics request forms were made we've wanted an updated Warbanner form as well. Until now we've waited, but no longer. I divert your attention to your admin pages and the "Request Custom Graphics" link. Once there search for:

Under which you will find:

So what does this mean?

Simple. it makes our life a whole lot easier. (You're lucky if you never saw the Google form or Google sheet for the old form). Secondly, it automatically inserts your info into the form so all you have to do is pick your options and link us the crest, so no more typing of names or dossier numbers. It also gives you all the options you have according to rank, position (including former position) and such in the form itself. All you need to do is cross reference. It's also like one page long so no mor eboring form pages yay!

everyone thank James while you're using it, though, it was his coding that made it happen.

Custom Robes Requisition limit changes

The second bit of info: we've decided (well Esca and I did before he stepped down, but I didn't have time to handle it until now) to drop the Requisition limit for Elder robes from twelve to nine months. Not much of a change, but to any Elders out there wanting to change their characters that's one less stepping stone for an awesome dossier.

You can have a look-see in the Requisition limit wiki page

That's all for today. Enjoy.

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