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Few months before The Collective arrive… Uncharted System Uncharted Planet 7 clicks from touchdown The Human clutched his blaster, sweat dripping from his hands down the barrel pooling on the red sand below him. Leaning against a large rock, he...

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Few months before The Collective arrive…

Uncharted System
Uncharted Planet
7 clicks from touchdown

The Human clutched his blaster, sweat dripping from his hands down the barrel pooling on the red sand below him. Leaning against a large rock, he looked around the corner.

WAP!

The rocks near his face cracked and spat to the ground next to him. They were pinned. Dek Ironius II looked around at the other Shadow Guards as they awaited his orders. Some grasped their sides to prevent bleeding, others huddled in clusters as to makes themselves look smaller than they appear; both as a tactic and from fear of being shot.

The Commander looked at his datapad and whispered to himself, “This was supposed to be a barren land. No opposition whatsoever.”

Kyro, a Force User, overheard him, “Does that make you fear them?”

Them, thought the leader. They were clad in red, dusty armor. They had slugthrowers and blasters. They also had dual jagged, pin-pointed knives clasped to the sides of a belt. An insignia of a circle with stars around it appeared along their helmets, torsos, and other areas. They clearly were warriors, but it was unknown what their ultimate capabilities were. No sign of a leader either.

ROOOAARRR!!!!

The rear position hand been compromised! Fire erupted at them again, forcing them to cluster even closer together, blasting randomly in different directions. Surprised again, a hulking creature appeared at the rim of the crater they were in and unloaded rounds into the flesh of the Shadow Guards. Dek aimed his blaster at its head, but the creature reached out its hand and pulled it from the Commander’s slippery grasp.

Kyro had already activated his saber and sliced a few of the bullets away. Upon seeing the bulked figure harnessing his midicholorians, Kyro launched his saber at the attacker, plowing him in the torso. A few stun rounds had fallen to their direction, knocking Kyro and a few others out.

Dek turned heel and ran, but felt a pulse through his body and collapsed, unconscious on the red ground.


Slowly, as his eyes opened wider, a dim, bright blue light struck Dek’s eyes. Reaching up to rub his eyes, he felt the cuffs between his hands. Awakening, he leaned up on his elbow and watched as a long, brown haired male with scars on his face, wearing the same armor as he had seen from those gunning the Guards down, grasp one of the jagged knives from his belt and placed it on the throat of a member of Shadow Guard. Dek gasped.

“Kleg!” one of the soldiers shouted to the knife wielder.

“I’m in the middle of something,” Kleg smiled sardonically.

“The slide-fingers is awake,” the soldier spoke again, clearly referencing Dek.

The knife on the Guard’s throat slid across his jugulars, spitting blood on Kleg’s armor. Dek hadn’t noticed it before, but much of their armored legs were covered in spotted amounts of red blood. Dek winced, looking at the skin and muscle that frayed from the mortal wound.

“What kind of a leader are you,” questioned Kleg. Dek thought he was speaking to the soldier.

Kleg smiled, and stared directly at Dek, while still holding the life-driven head that was slit. Kleg pointed the knife was Dek. Leftover blood on the blade flung across and hit Dek on his cuffed hands, “You! That was to you!”

Dek stuttered, “I...I...don’t understand.”

Kleg threw the half-headed body to the side and strode up the Dek, pointing the knife at the direction of his eye, “What kind of a leader are you, that you cannot lead a person into battle, and cannot watch them die?”

Dek couldn’t answer. He had just awoken and was thrown by the question itself, “I’m on a mission to discover...”

Kleg interrupted him, “...new worlds, become friends with people, bakka bakka, shodda shodda, carry on with your blubbering.”

Kleg tossed the knife towards other members of Shadow Guard and questioned, “I wonder if any of them would want to take your place? Do you think they would enjoy the thought of your death considering you lead so many to it?”

The Commander of Shadow Guard couldn’t think properly. He was stuck in this situation, and was thinking through ways out. Kleg, on the other hand, reached behind himself and pulled out a lightsaber.

“That’s mine,” Kyro, who had seemingly been beaten into a bloody submission, pronounced.

“Ah! You carry this ancient weapon! The weapon of the ancient Molds, before we dismantled them and scattered their remains into the sun,” Kleg stated.

Dek wanted to inquire whether he meant the weapons or these Ancient Molds, but he assumed that Kleg’s sly grin already gave him the answer he needed. Instead, he kept his lips tight, staring down Kyro intently, hoping the Force User would read his mind.

“Welcome to Moldren 12!” Kleg commanded loudly, “The last planet of the Moldren system, and the first foreign colony of the Kleg Moldate!”

“The Kleg Moldate?” Dek asked, knowing the answer might be returned with violence.

Kyro nodded in Dek’s direction, assuming he knew what Dek was doing.

Kleg laughed, “I am Mold Kleg, the leader of this Moldate. I serve myself and my family and come from one of the greater Moldates in history. However, we all owe allegiance to Mold Koln! Hail the Grand Mold!”

Dek became more aware of his surroundings at the roars of, “Hail the Grand Mold,” behind him. Looking back, he saw fifteen more soldiers still armored, as well as many bodies of his former Shadow Guard members. Kyro, Kyo, Drake, and other members were still alive in cuffs near where Kleg threw his blade.

“We control this system! Hail our victory!”

“Hail our victory!” roared the soldiers.

“We dominate our enemies through superior tactics! We don’t run from our systems! Maybe even one day we’ll conquer the lava fields of your forgotten Cocytus system!”

How does he know, Dek wondered. The other Shadow Guardsmen beamed towards Kleg, sharing similar thoughts to Dek..

Kleg kneeled over and held Dek by the chin, lightsaber still in hand, “Your ship was easy to spot. Whatever your purpose, whether it is to find a new home or to conquer a new land, we are here to welcome you. And we welcome our unwelcome guests by a greeting of blood. Not ours, but if need be we will drain it. You have much to spa...” the lightsaber bolted a small distance into the hands of Kyro, who spun around and slapped both the cuffs of Kyo and Drake. They immediately attacked their guards. Kleg, grasping for his blaster, felt a kick to his groin. The Mold keeled over in pain, suddenly face to face with Dek. The Commander lauded, “Your blood more than ours.”

Dek continued with another clumsy kick to the face of Kleg. But the Moldate shook it off and ignored the Commander, who was slowly coming to his feet.

Kleg slugged his clamped-knife fist into Kyo’s face, knocking him back onto the ground. As Dek peered behind him again, it seemed that the warriors were suddenly fighting another enemy from the rear.

Similar armor, but different colors and symbols. This must be the people they had attacked.

Kyro met Kleg head-on, swiping ferociously at his opponent with his red blade. But Kleg had easily leapt out of the way of every single one. Kyro’s anger was in full throttle, not backing down. And in his moment of weakness, he let Kleg’s knife satiate it’s metal hunger, feeding yet again on another mislead soul.

Dek had gotten to his feet finally and swung his cuffed hands in the direction of Kleg, easily missing him. Kleg heartily laughed at Dek’s futile attacks. Kyo and Drake had both been embattled with their own opponents. Suddenly, the loud call of retreat sounded, catching Kleg off guard. The Moldate rammed into the Commander, slamming him to the ground whilst running past him.

“Who’s calling the retreat?!” He angrily burst out.

Another Moldate had used Kleg’s exposition as a way to catch him off guard. Kleg sneered and fell back, looking at Dek as he ran, “Never return, ground-blooded!”

Dek immediately grabbed Kyro’s tags, and grasped the last few remaining Shadow Guardsmen as they retreated as well to an adjacent position.

“To the ship! We must avenge our fallen comrade,” Dek huffed as they ran back to the ship to see what was left of it.

Somehow fate had delivered the sole battleteam of Imperium a second chance.


Welcome to my April Quaestor report. We have a few things to talk about. Firstly, the fiction above. It’s a fiction that takes place before The Collective arrived. At that point Lexiconus Qor was still Quaestor, I will Battleteam Leader of Shadow Guard, and there was no Aedile. That is why for fictional purposes we used Kell as a kind of de facto leader.

It’s also the first chapter in many of future fictional developments.

Secondly, I’ve been working on all of the input you all have given me. The survey is still technically open, but I think we’ve all made something that we can work towards. Here I am presenting a new vision for Imperium and what it means for our House.

Vision

Imperium’s identity needed changing. We were stuck in a rut between Clan and House identity that wasn’t working for us. In response, a survey was taken by members in order to attach ourselves to some form of idea and identity. The results of the survey are such (on a numbers standpoint):

Rate interest in future of Imperium: 4.2

People want to stay here and they want to be here. They want Imperium to succeed.

Rate House Summit since new year: 3.2

Understandable. A very middleground rating overall, where we have done some but not much.

Rate fictional dev. of past year: 2.4

Below average. Yep. Agreed 100%. I hope the survey and fiction above are starting to help that.

Rate desire to stay: 3.9

People want to stay for the most part.

Desire to stick to BSG storyline: 2.25

I think it’s safe to say the grand majority of people were either indifferent or did not want to continue the storyline from before. This makes sense. Newer members, newer people, newer identity.

From the questions on what fictional universes you liked, what points in history you liked, and what you expected from the future of Imperium fiction-wise, I think I’ve made a good skeleton of what could become of our House.

So I present: House Imperium.

The main function of House Imperium would be to serve as an exploratory and knowledge orientated House. Excidium serves in the shadows, dealing in criminal and black market activity. Imperium deals in the distant and forbidden. Our House will be lead by the Imperial Cult, a group of Summit members and relevant House NPCs (one of which you saw earlier, Bridge Commander McElroy), who will deal in the affairs of keeping the House in line.

We will have three pillars of focus to keep our minds attended to. These are not character attributes. These are guideposts for the House to work with in order to help discover new identities. Characters can attach themselves to one, two, or all of the pillars if they wish:

  • Pillar of Knowledge

Those attracted to the pillar of knowledge not only seek it out, but want to use it. They want to learn from it, catalogue it, decipher it, etc. They may be highly intelligent or simply want to obtain higher paths of intellect. They also guard the knowledge itself. We are potentially in the process of building a future vault for our knowledge, and would need people to help secure it in all forms. The biggest idea I had in mind in creating this was ancient Egypt and Egyptology. The mysteries and hidden crafts and rituals of that civilization came up three times when people were surveyed.

  • Pillar of Exploration

Those attracted to exploration, the frontier, or putting themselves into the boots of an adventurer can find a place here. You may like to find information and secrets, you may like to check out rumors, or go exploring in various parts of the universe or in Caperion. You bring knowledge to others and to our vaults. How you craft your exploratory identity may be more of a bounty hunter type, pilot type, or pure explorer type. All are welcome. A few mentioned the wild west, the American frontier, and such places in history. I pulled this from those times. Gun fights, towns on the edge of colonial civilization, exploration and US marshals hunting down criminals, etc. are things I pulled from (no matter how real or fictional they were).

  • Pillar of Battle

Of course, we still have people interested in only battle, or at least smaller aspects of it. The pillar of battle is for those who wish to explore the combat sides to themselves. They will help defend the vaults, be security personnel, and also work with the CSP military in capacities such as a forward military force, tactical operations, and field command. I pulled this mostly from the DJB and Shadow Guard’s identity. Of course, I have my own twists to it, but I didn’t want to totally abandon the war aspect of the House. It’s here, and people can use it.

Krennic still serves its function as an inner House military type. Pallaeon works more in the intel sector. These teams are still relevant and are above the pillar system put in place. They work from above these elements.

I hope to have more in the future on this subject. I hope there is discussion on the issue and we come to a greater understanding of how to go forward. This is not the end, but rather the beginning.

Competitions

Tales of Caelestis City - A fiction competition in which you are supposed to write a small fiction about a tale that happened to you, or an NPC, in Caelestis City.

Propaganda Poster - A graphics competition where you must create a propaganda poster for Imperium.

I Went to the Revolution and All I Got Was a Dance Off - A flash game where you play a song and try to get the highest score (remember to screenshot).

Conclusion

We’ve had an influx of newer members recently. If you’ve just joined us, welcome! We love it when new members are brought to us to work with them. You are in a position where the House is still working out its kinks and such.

Further, until May 13th, I will be mostly unavailable. My lovely girlfriend (who I haven’t seen in almost 5 months) is coming to visit me and we are going to have a grand time together. Which means for the most part I will be quite busy.

If you have any minor Qs or problems, Aeternus will certainly help you, as well as Reiden and Lexiconus of course.

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a TG message or email message, although it might take a bit to respond. When I get back, we will be having grander discussions on the perspectives of our new House.

Sorry if this feels a bit rushed, but I am myself a bit rushed for time as of this moment.

Glory to the Empire!

Dek Ironius II
Imperator of Imperium

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FIELD REPORT Night Hawks! The battle for Ruuria goes in Sadow's favor, but there is still much work to be done. We have five days with which to conclude the bulk of our attack on Ruuria. There are many activities with which you can help the...

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Night Hawks! The battle for Ruuria goes in Sadow's favor, but there is still much work to be done. We have five days with which to conclude the bulk of our attack on Ruuria. There are many activities with which you can help the war effort, which are identified by distinct code names below. The Warhost expects primary operations to conclude on the 29th.

Puzzle | Heroes of the Storm | Trivia | Fiction | Database Hunt

The Warhost would greatly appreciate your assistance in these endeavours. Each one brings us closer to absolute victory.

In addition, we have been given the special task of securing one of the Collective's most fortified bases on the planet. You can add to our progress in the link below.

Into the Fire - Night Hawks Runon

I have crafted a quick sketch of the area, which you can find in Appendix A.

Our Quaestor also presents us with a thought experiment and requests that we write about our perspective on it. This data will no doubt be of some advanced use to Ragnos. Koji expects results by the 29th.

Finally, there are two projects our Rollmaster has for us. Both conclude on the 30th They are as follows:

There are No Words|The Collective have arrived!

That concludes this briefing.

Good luck on the battlefield, Night Hawks.

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Hello Taldryan, apologizes for yet another belated Report, some things have shaken up my Real Life recently causing the delay on this Report as well as the next Chapter of the Caelus-Chronicles, However you are just about to get into some awesome...

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Hello Taldryan, apologizes for yet another belated Report, some things have shaken up my Real Life recently causing the delay on this Report as well as the next Chapter of the Caelus-Chronicles, However you are just about to get into some awesome news about what has been going on in Taldryan and the Brotherhood.

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News

Clan wide

There have recently been some switches and new appointments within Taldryan: Our dear Halcyon has been appointed as Proconsul of the Clan, while Quejo and Mark are switching positions from Aedile of Ektrosis to Rolemaster and vice versa.

Brotherhood wide

There have been some big ones being released recently, among them the final fiction of the recent Great Jedi War: GJWXII: Retribution Epilogue, as well as the announcement of new Content for the Possession System.

While Taldryan doesn't play a role within the Epilogue Fiction, it none the less gives us some insight into the Fictional Development of the Brotherhood.

A full list of all important Newsposts from the Dark Council can be found below:

As you can take from the reports linked above, there are positions open for both Magistrate of the Deputy Grandmaster and Regent and I would like to encourage anyone who feels interested in the positions to apply for them.

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Chapter II: In the Trenches

The second chapter of the Caelus Chronicles has been finished and the results are as followed:

Caelus Chronicles Chapter 2 – In the Trenches: Hidden Agendas (Multi Prompt Fiction)

  • First Place: Justinios Drake
  • Second Place: Andrelios Mimosa-Inahj (aka Mark)

Caelus Chronicles Chapter 2 – In the Trenches: Ghost Rebel (Flash-game)

  • First Place: Justinios Drake
  • Second Place: Andrelious Mimosa-Inahj
  • Third Place: Halcyon Rokir Taldrya

Caelus Chronicles Chapter 2 – In the Trenches: The Elites

  • First Place: Andrelious Mimosa-Inahj
  • Second Place: Justinios Drake

Chapter III: The Bastion

The next Chapter will take us to the moon Orth, I don't want to give out any major spoilers this time but the events will be up and running soon as I am mostly done updating and modifying the fiction and events of the Chapter so stay tuned for the repsective updates.

Event Summary

We are still far from gaining any real influence within the Caelus-system, and it is up to anyone of you to change that. Remember the Influence system is purely based on participation and the more Influence Points we will gain for the clan, the more control over the Caelus-system we will have at the end of the event.

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Awards

Another month has come to an end, and here are the final standings for the recent four weeks:

Halcyon Rokir Taldrya

  • 2x Cluster of Ice

Andrelious Mimosa-Inahj

  • 1x Crescent with Diamond Star
  • 1x Crescent with Sapphire Star
  • 2x Cluster of Graphite
  • 12x Cluster of Ice
  • 2x Legion of the Scholar

Rian Taldrya

  • 2x Crescent with Amethyst Star
  • 2x Cluster of Ice

Quejo

  • 59x Cluster of Fire
  • 2x Cluster of Graphite

Raistline Taldrya Majere

  • 30x Clusters of Earth

Alaris Jinn

  • 2x Crescent with Ruby Star
  • 1x Crescent with Sapphire Star
  • 130x Cluster of Earth
  • 84x Cluster of Fire
  • 4x Pendant of Blood

Kookimarissia Mimosa-Inahj

  • 8x Cluster of Ice

Catmatui

  • 30x Cluster of Earth

Justinios Drake

  • 5x Cluster of Earth
  • 3x Cluster of Fire
  • 2x Cluster of Graphite

Greenfire

  • 20x Cluster of Fire

Joe Durham

  • 8x Cluster of Ice

Additionally, please join me in welcoming Hells Angel, Tesvalo Mendeel, Quirrad Galondel and Rogue who all just joined the Clan.

Good job everybody and congratulations on Alaris Jinn who dethroned Raist as Gatekeeper of Taldryan.

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Competitions

Clan wide

Ektrosis

Brotherhood wide

Gaming

Graphics

Fiction

Other

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Closing

That's it for this time, remember there are a bunch of Clan-wide Competitions available run by Justinios. Also if you'd wish to constribute to any of these events by helping the Clan Summit organizing one or more of the events, feel free to hit us up, same if you want to run a competition of your own. On this matter if you wish to run a competition themed into the Caelus-System, I am sure we can find ways to implement it into the Influence and Alignment scoring as Bonus events.

Lastly, if there is anything you would like to ask me or the rest of the summit, then too feel free to send us an e-mail or hit any of us up on telegram.

~Rian Taldrya

Son of Taldrya Consul of Taldryan

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So after a week of gathering applications and a weekend reviewing them, I’ve come to a decision as to who will fill out our summit. Stepping in as Wrath (ie PCON) will be none other than Ronovi Tavisean. Ronovi has always been a strong member of...

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So after a week of gathering applications and a weekend reviewing them, I’ve come to a decision as to who will fill out our summit. Stepping in as Wrath (ie PCON) will be none other than Ronovi Tavisean. Ronovi has always been a strong member of the Clan and has a strong background in leadership in the Brotherhood. It’s also a plus that we’ve had a working relationship in the past and know each other pretty well. I’m going to be looking to Ronovi to mentor other leaders as well as help in building up the richer fictional environment that it’s my goal to build in the clan. Stepping into the Overseer’s (RM) position will be TuQ’uan Varick. Tuq had an impressive application and grasp of where the clan stands and where it needs to go. He’s also performed well as Taskmaster, which was effectively the RM’s deputy, in the past and is very good at working with the new recruits.

Tuq’s promotion creates an open Aedile position in Karness Muur. After some discussion, we’ve decided to move Azmoidius over to fill that position and bring in Areticus as Aedile of Ajunta Pall. Areticus has been an active and outgoing member of the clan for some time and has good ideas to move us forward. So there you have it folks, our new summit. Now it’s time for only one thing.

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Introduction It’s been an interesting month to say the least. Summit instability continues but will hopefully be resolved soon. The new Dark Council continues to settle and resolve their changes of staff and the beginnings of their plans and...

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It’s been an interesting month to say the least. Summit instability continues but will hopefully be resolved soon. The new Dark Council continues to settle and resolve their changes of staff and the beginnings of their plans and goals. Our Consul worries are over for the time being. We await the appointment of Clan summit members and possible applications for any positions that summarily open up. We all try to balance our lives with this special place in the world where we get to play with our love of Star Wars. Now let’s get into the reason you all read these reports, your mandatory news relay.

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News and Events

Our former Rollmaster, Arden Karn di Plagia has been appointed the new Consul of Clan Plagueis. Shortly after, we received Laren’s resignation from the position of Proconsul. As such, Arden has opened his first days as Consul with applications for both positions. I heard from a reliable source that applications are due when Arden wakes up tomorrow so if you’re working on an app, try and get it finished tonight. If you’re reading this on or after the 21st of April, you’ve missed the deadline. Just as well, this means that we should have both those positions filled and news on that any day now. A big congratulations to Arden (read his first report here) and a big thank you to Laren for all his hard work on this summit. Additionally, there are many positions that need capable people to fill them. If you’re looking for ways to advance and help add to the club, read through this month’s news for available positions.

  • Regent Report #13 just came out today. Evant needs Magistrates, some content has been added, and other content is in the works. If you think you have what our Regent needs, send him and Halc an email.

  • There’s a specialized Magistrate opening for the Deputy Grand Master’s office. This position seems to be for a type of forum/website ambassador type deal. If you think you can handle the job, drop an application.

  • The GJW XII Epilogue has finally been released. Give it a read if you want to stay up to date on the fictional happenings of the Brotherhood.

  • Our favorite Consul-turned Herald right now has released his first report as well as an update on the new Magistrate.

  • News about the decks you’re allowed to use in Hearthstone have been released for the Brotherhood Gaming League. Read here for details.

  • The new Social Media Tribune has been announced. Congratulations and good luck to Maximus Alvinius!

  • The new Wiki Tribune’s released his first report in the position. Congratulations and good luck to Bentre Stahoes!

  • In ACC news, the Combat Master has released his 15th report discussing the Scenario Hall in the ACC. His following update discusses it’s release and use.

I’d also just like to add that the intended competitions and possible projects for Clan lore development are still in the works. We hope to have everything done in a timely manner, but as we all know, RL stuff gets in the way quite often. Hopefully we on the summit will get things in order soon. Keep your eyes open for other reports from us throughout the month for more details.

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Quaestor’s Words

So one of the things Arden mentioned in his first Consul report was the value of having a full and up-to-date wiki page. In essence, this means at least having some of your character developed. Before I get into this, let me just say that I’m not the best person to talk to for how to get a wiki page done. Mine is still missing a Character History, but it’s something the summit wants you to think about in the near future, so this is just a bit about things that help me to flesh out the details of Furios.

1. Define what you want from your character

For most, this is much easier said than done. I wanted a character that directly reflected my aspirations as a Sith so it was easy to make Furios. Others will have their own reasons, but all in all, the goal is simply to have fun writing their characters. This means you have to subjectively define what’s fun about having/writing your character and then deciding what your character needs in order to do that. Are you exploring an archetype? Is it just a placeholder for you in the club? Do you want to add something interesting for the Brotherhood story? For the Clan?

2. Connect the dots in your setting

Once you know the character you want, generate a backstory that turns into that character. Explore the setting the club is using and bring your character from there to here. Add in the appropriate events in the appropriate places and assemble the story that led your character to the Brotherhood and to who he/she is.

3. Write about your character

If you’re having trouble pinpointing what makes your character who it is, the best way to figure it out is to write stories of your characters doing things. That way you can make the connections as you go along in this club to the character you want in it. In other words, do the writing comps and participate in the soon-to-be up and running return of the Clan Run-On. Arden was talking about getting that in place soon.

Furios’ Fantastic Feature

This month I’m going to use my Feature bit to shamelessly plug my two competitions I’m running. One is a graphics competition, in which you just draw an animal for Star Wars. The other is a short, themed fiction about a prank your character pulled for April Fool’s Day. Both will be ending on the 25th (that’s only 4 days away, but they have been running all month) and both still need more participants. On the up-side, there is currently less competition between you and a Crescent. On the down-side, the Crescents won’t be upgraded unless I get 10 entries. So without further adieu, I give you my competitions:

In Conclusion

Sometimes it’s hard to make time for a hobby, but I feel like it’s key to maintaining some sanity in this hectic world. Having one that you can do in a social environment online just helps you maintain two aspects of your life with one activity. Speaking of which, I’m doing another HKM Skype Chat tonight too, so get on the Clan Plagueis Telegram Chat tonight around 8:00 PM CST and ask to get in on it if you’re interested. As always, do what you can to improve as you live your life and have fun in the club.

See you next month!

Furios Morega

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As the title suggests both pages are live. Look out for a report before the end of the month with more detailed information moving forward and future competitions that will run weekly. Follow and subscribe and lets get our name out there! * DJB...

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As the title suggests both pages are live. Look out for a report before the end of the month with more detailed information moving forward and future competitions that will run weekly. Follow and subscribe and lets get our name out there!

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Intro Hello everyone and welcome back to another HAP Aedile report! Last month RL kinda kicked me in the Az so apologies for the miss. As this report puts me at a full year past my first, I''d like to revisit an old topic. So, sit up...

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another HAP Aedile report! Last month RL kinda kicked me in the Az so apologies for the miss. As this report puts me at a full year past my first, I''d like to revisit an old topic. So, sit up straight and pay attention if you want to get on our new Consul's good side!

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GMRG/INQ/SA Activities

Kelly Mendes -

  • Placed 5th in the first quarter of the GMRG leaderboard *

Areticus Altainatus -

  • Run-On Studies Passed

  • Fiction Studies Passed

  • Advanced Warfare Passed

  • Planets and Moons Passed

  • Ranged Weaponry Studies Passed

  • Regions of the Galaxy Passed

  • Galactic History 102-104 Passed

  • Dark Maven in Galactic History Gained

  • Inquisitorius Rank elevated to VI: Inquisitor*

Dralin Fortea

  • Inquisitorius Rank elevated to VI: Inquisitor*

Doku Rivendare -

  • Inquisitorius Rank elevated to IV: Apprentice Inquisitor

Lorien Sinclair -

  • Essentials 105-106 Passed

  • Dark Pundit in Essentials Gained

  • Comms 101-102 Passed

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For this month’s “Aedile Moment” I wanted to focus on something I haven't talked about since my first report: Drugs and You. Now, I have previously mentioned some of the more common drugs you may encounter whilst out and about murdering and enslaving, but as Arden is now our Consul I thought I'd revisit the topic as there have been some new developments and definetly not because he's forcing me to do this as a part of some kind of rehab program.

Yaladai

Yaladai is powerful stimulant known to sell for prices many times higher then glitterstim. It is pushed by spice dealers to those who want to experience extreme clarity associated with the drug, similar to other spice variants. Yaladai is so potent, it has been known to refresh users, even if they had endured extended activity. It is worth mentioning that Force users have experienced enhanced abilities to touch and control the Force. Despite this seemingly positive effects, it could often amplify negative emotions associated with the dark side. It is extremely addictive and the long-term use of the drug would cost a lot as a single dose will run about 1000 credits. Is it worth it? I think not.

Pol pollen

Pol pollen is an addictive stimulant that can be purchased in a tube form, and is inhaled through the nose. Made popular by the Rodian bounty hunter Slyder, who was addicted to pol pollen, and ended up devoting more and more of his income to his addiction as he lived on the luxury cruise ship: Star of Empire. Slyder believed that the drug gave him a heightened ability to reason. Whenever he believed that he had a moment of brilliance, he would reward himself with a dose of the pollen. There is no actual proof that the drug will heighten any of your abilities, but it will eventually bankrupt you.

Savorium herb

Savorium herb is a kind of plant made by the Ithorian botanist Zorneth and another human botanist named Klorr Vilia. When eaten, it replaces one's mind with nothing but peace and joy, and gives the consumer a new sense of submission and lack of inhibitions. Those under the influence of the herb are often referred to as Smilers due to the perpetual grins on their faces. It is said to be given the term "slave drug" considering slavers, pirates and other criminal personnel would have favored its mind-altering abilities. Honestly, there are much cheaper and better ways to make slaves and we all know peace is a lie so why bother with this nonsense?

So there you have it. Instead of spending those hard earned credits on a short term high with long term consequences, buy yourself something nice, like a hat.

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With that I'm going to bring this report to a close. Looks like the summer movies are kicking in with Deadpool 2 and Solo just around the corner. Remember: NO SPOILERS. And if you get a chance and you like scary/suspensful movies, go see "A Quiet Place". Those of you who frequent telegram have already heard that it's amazing and comes highly recommended from several of our members. Olso, remember to not do drugs (unless you want Arden to hurt you and force you to teach a class on why drugs are bad) and go do all the things. Honestly, Fiction aside, it will take roughly 20 minutes and you can avoid Furios' Fury :P.

Ozzy, Let's roll!

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The past quarter has seen some final touches to a lot of different ongoing efforts, and fixes to things in possessions as you’ll see in the change log. With that behind me, I will touch on where my focus will be over the next quarter and some...

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The past quarter has seen some final touches to a lot of different ongoing efforts, and fixes to things in possessions as you’ll see in the change log. With that behind me, I will touch on where my focus will be over the next quarter and some opportunities.

Magistrates

I originally hired magistrates (Abadeer and Bubba who did an awesome job establishing some standards for the office out the gate) to help launch possessions, then I got rid of the magistrates, but now I am looking to hire again. I don’t know the quantity, probably two, but depends on strength of the applicants. My goal will be to train these magistrates on possessions, how it works, how its setup, and what the roadmap looks like. The intent being if myself, or Halcyon, or both, are not around to manage everything that there are members who could step up and support things without leaning heavily on James to train them because he set it all up on the site and knows how it works. If you are interested in this, please send an application to Halcyon (Praetor) and I by May 11th and provide in it what you like about possessions, what you don’t like about possessions, some ideas you might have for possessions, and then feel to talk about Star Wars too if you want. It’s awesome after all.

Arx Capital Exchange

I try and spend at least some time working on the fictional backstory of the Regent office. I plan to elaborate over time, and get some stories up on discourse, while running some competitions that try and explore how the organization interacts indirectly with the membership. Like with most organizations around the DJB, there are things that need doing. I am going to start this with a competition, as one example of an interaction your character might have that runs until the end of May.

Competition: ACE - Jervada Asteroid Belt

Dark Council Order of Battle

One of the top projects I’m working on, as a collaborative effort between the GM, DGM and Voice, is the Dark Council Order of Battle. With the intent to document the fleet and ground forces of the Dark Council, and the various societies and sub-groups. There is some great progress already and discussion that goes back at least a year, but I’ve already taken some of this and started to actually get some traction with it. I hope with this in place, it will clarify a lot for people who are trying to scale the Dark Council and understand what they have going on resources wise. My role is primarily in balancing it against the Clans and building it on the site. End of the day, the actual composition and strength are being setup to align with the fictional direction of things. If you have questions you can ask any of us on the project.

Content Expansion

You can see more about the content expansion details in this news post. Specifically adding new content to a wide range of areas and from the latest film and game. I have immediately started to collect proposed items for the next content expansion, but expect it to be sometime late summer and focus on all the new content since. If you have ideas for items, please email them to Halcyon and I.

Society Experience

Part of what slowed down the content expansion was how to go about what I’ve referred to as the society experience. I wanted a store that sold items that required different society ranks to unlock, the ability to buy versions of items granted for free, as well as a similar experience in the level and type of rewards in each society. Of note, because they mostly exist as part of free society experience giveaways, commodity rarity level items are intended as items with no value, which are granted for free. You get the functionality for 1 character, but limited customization and no value. Purchased items equivalent to those free ones have a rarity level, and as such sometimes have a disparate number of aspects as intended and an actual value in credits in the system. Going forward I think this sets up an awesome baseline for future items added across all the societies, and will allow for a more rewarding launch of the graphics society where all the items are primed and ready to go. Members may have noticed new commodity rarity items nobody had been granted, James has since implemented the triggers on the site and everyone should now have those items. It's difficult to coordinate literally everything to happen simultaneously but this is now done.

Credit Supply

For reasons I’ve continually discussed, adding new means to gain credits is always on my radar. Currently Muz Ashen Keibatsu is looking over the trophies for possibility to award credits there, as well as possibly looking for new trophies that might award credits, one of which James Lucius Entar plans to implement soon. There is also a coming new society that will have a payment structure identical to those that already exist. As well as several other thoughts I have I’m discussing again with the GM and DGM currently. If you have any ideas on this front drop me a note.

Upgrades

There is no new progress here. It remains a large undertaking and I have some progress. You’ll hear more from me next time around as I find time to dig into this more now that the society and content are wrapped up.

Celebration Store

The Celebration Store was something created last year to celebrate Star Wars. The intent is to do something similar again this year and you can expect another report out from me to announce its opening. I already have approval to create the items just need to get them finished up and stocked.

Creatures

I have decided to enlist support to help see this project done. I’ve already gotten great help from Shadow Nighthunter and Muz Ashen Keibatsu and others just to get the conversation rolling, as well as everyone who helped leave comments on discourse to help collect data. I have talked to the GM and decided to enlist the support of Kojiro Keibatsu who will help drive the discussions as we find time and keep some progress on creatures.

Coats

I wanted to add a new project to the list since it’s more of an undertaking than just some content. There is a plan to expand the Back Item Type to include a new Item Category called Coats. This actually already was a planned category at some point, but the plan is to bring it back. For simplicity sake, we decided to eliminate the category and have people just use their armor item to cosmetically discuss any sort of coat that accompanied their armor. It was all very non-functional. However, there is an increasing number of people who want Cloak like functionality but modified them to basically be coats. Expect some time in the near future we’ll expand out this entire category and give a means to purchase coats. That said, the reason coats were removed is still valid; people can simply cosmetically add a coat to their armor. So really all you buy with a back slot item that’s a coat is the added functionality.

Change Log

  • Sith Scroll item granted as part of the Shadow Academy society renamed to Sith Order Scroll and description updated to clarify what is contained on the scroll
  • Sith Tome description updated to clarify that the item is as pictured, written and bound text in book format.
  • Expanded Pyramidal Holocron to note that it contains the complete history of the Shadow Academy Society as part of the knowledge and * clarified how it functions as a holocron item.
  • Expanded Cubed Intensity Holocron description to clarify how it functions as a holocron item.
  • Expanded Dodecagon Holocron description to clarify how it functions as a holocron item.
  • Imperial Royal Guard Armor renamed to just Royal Guard armor to meet naming conventions. Since the GMRG is not the Imperial Royal Guard.
  • Updated the Seneschal's Personal Energy Shield Generator to be a small portable shield and not a personal energy shield. A disk on a gauntlet, and not a projection around the wearer.
  • Slight adjustments to various Armor and Back items descriptions so they don’t conflict with planned system definition around Armor in the DJB
  • Added Attire category as a 4th level of armor types below Light Armor at the same cost multiplier. For armor with virtually no protective capabilities. Light Armors have been moved to this category as appropriate Casual Attire, Costume, Formal Attire, Hide Armor, Medical Attire, Natural Armor, Political Attire, Scavenger Armor, Scoundrel Armor, Rebel Officer Uniform, Clone Military Uniform, Imperial Military Uniform, First Order Officer Uniform and Synthweave Bodyarmor.
  • Antares Consolidated Armourers store updated to purchase Attire items.
  • Added 4 passengers to the TIE/sa Bomber starfighter from 0
  • All Item Type Armor in the Item Category Award have been assigned an appropriate category that references its protective capabilities, either Attire, Light, Medium or Heavy.
  • Added a new Item Category = “Special Armor” for different Armor Item Types to cover Novitiate, Journeyman, Equite, Tailored and Elder Tailored Armor items whose functionality is unique to each member.
  • CR70 Corellian Corvette price adjusted down from 2,925,000 to 2,475,000 credits
  • Added new Item Aspect type as an Upgrade, for Special Armor Category, creating 4 options within this new type for selection as Attire, Light Armor, Medium Armor and Heavy Armor
  • Special Armor Upgrade selector added to Novitiate, Journeyman, Equite, Tailored and Elder Tailored Armor items to facilitate selection for ACC and Fiction functionality
  • Elite AT-ST land vehicle walker changed to First Order AT-ST land vehicle walker to better reflect Canon options at Epic level
  • Elite AT-AT land vehicle walker changed to First Order AT-AT land vehicle walker to better reflect Canon options at Epic level
  • Elite AT-ST Platoon armor platoon walker item changed to First Order AT-ST Platoon to better reflect Canon options for Clans at Epic level
  • Elite AT-AT Platoon armor platoon walker item changed to First Order AT-AT Platoon to better reflect Canon options for Clans at Epic level
  • Updated lightsaber cosmetic aspects (3x different for various models) that noted to see dossier, to see snapshot image, since the snapshot is what’s used in various activities.
  • Cubed Intensity Holocron, Dodecagon Holocron, Pyramidal Holocron, Sith Order Scroll and Sith Tome had Item Category updated to Accessory from Award
  • Holocron Center Holodisc rarity level changed to Uncommon
  • Hologram of Death Star I, Hologram of Death Star II and Hologram of Starkiller Base rarity levels updated to Rare
  • Journeyman Tournament Champion Medallion rarity level updated to Epic
  • Journeyman Tournament Gladius Medallion rarity level updated to Rare
  • Advanced Inquisitor Comlink name updated to Brotherhood-issued
  • Advanced Inquisitor Comlink and Item category updated to Technology
  • Chief Inquisitor Armor name updated to Brotherhood-issued Chief Inquisitor Armor
  • Inquisitor Armor name updated to Brotherhood-issued Inquisitor Armor
  • Fellow Robes name updated to Brotherhood-issued Fellow Robes
  • Inquisitorius Scanner name updated to Brotherhood-issued Inquisitorius Scanner and Item Category updated from Award to Electronics
  • Inquisitorius Sith Dagger Item Category updated to Dagger from Award
  • Inquisitorius Stiletto name updated to Brotherhood-issued Inquisitorius Stiletto and Item Category updated from Award to Dagger
  • Lanvarok updated Item Category from Award to Projectile
  • Royal Guard Armor name updated to Brotherhood-issued Royal Guard Armor
  • Shadow Academy Datapad name updated to Brotherhood-issued Shadow Academy Datapad and Item Category updated from Award to Electronics, with expanded description to note society specific functionality
  • Shadow Academy Sith Sword updated Item Category from Award to Sword
  • Grand Master's Ring rarity level updated from Commodity to Rare
  • Champion's Gauntlet and Champion's Bracer rarity level updated from Commodity to Epic
  • Researcher Robes name updated to Brotherhood-issued Researcher Robes
  • Sith Order Scroll name updated to Academy-issued Sith Order Scroll
  • Sith Tome name updated to Academy-issued Sith Tome
  • Changed stock location of Gift of War Datacron, Stamp Set, Sith Helm, Sith Amulet and Reminiscence of the Dead from Ornamental Oddments to The Vault
  • Changed stock location of Geo-Rangefinder,H-series Performance Datapad and Galactic Map Holoprojector from Brotherhood Trading company to The Vault
  • Changed stock location of Inquisitorius Sensor Jammer, DDP-13 Personal Seeker Droid, Seneschal's Personal Energy Shield Generator,Voice's Encrypted Comlink and Hunter Killer Training Remote from Utilis Innovations to The Vault
  • Changed stock location of Fistgaunts, Justicar's Shield, The Lion's Claw, Royal Guard Hidden Blade Bracer and Inquisitorius Dart Shooter from Antei Armaments to The Vault

Conclusion

I feel relieved to have the content expansion and society experience stuff done, but look forward to bringing on some new staff to train and work with and move my ongoing projects forward. It’s been a fun ride with possessions and Star Wars so far this year.

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Selen South of Estle City The Wilds Corporal Mortich stepped around another large rock with a sigh. A month. It had been at least a month, by his reckoning, since the failed assault on that damn station in orbit. A month since the most terrifying...

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Selen
South of Estle City
The Wilds

Corporal Mortich stepped around another large rock with a sigh. A month. It had been at least a month, by his reckoning, since the failed assault on that damn station in orbit. A month since the most terrifying re-entry in his life, the assault craft his team had been in hadn’t even launched yet when the ship had lost control and been sucked into the planetary well. Most of the crew hadn’t survived, as far as they’d been able to tell. Not that much of a rescue mission could be mounted after the ship crashed into the ocean.

They’d been lucky enough to come down near one of the few landmasses, he could only imagine what had happened to some of the other vessels that had crashed in the middle of nowhere. A mad scramble of trying to get to shore, helping others and the occasional attempt to get supplies had made the entire night a surreal experience. Since that night,they’d collected what survivors they could and been dodging the Arconan patrols, though those were surprisingly sparse all things considered. He’d have expected more flyovers, more troopers hitting the uncivilized lands near the crash site. Instead, it was rare to see more than a shuttle fly over at some point throughout the day.

Durtz and Pracht had managed to tap into some of the local communications at some point, though coverage was spotty this far out. From what Chief Oswardle had told them at the morning briefing, the older engineering chief being the ranking member of their group at this point, the Arconans were having problems at home. Enough that the downed Collective forces had been able to get around without much trouble. Not that there was much to see out here; trees, rocks, the shoreline. They’d spied some smaller settlements, roads heading north towards the mountain city that they could make out with magnoculars. That had been the primary target.

Getting supplies from the villages was deceptively easy. They’d been abandoned, anything fresh was rotten but there was the occasional sealed goods that the troops descended upon like a Hutt at a buffet. Eventually they’d have to move on to bigger things, which would be much more dangerous. But, from the smoke rising from the city to the north on an almost daily basis, they had decent odds of at least slipping inside the city with all the chaos. He grinned, maybe, just maybe his team would still get to put down some of those Force abusing freaks. And then find a way to get off this rock and go back home, he thought, touching the pendant hanging from his neck. He was starting to miss his kids.

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Well we’re halfway through April! Well done for surviving everyone, keep showing life who’s boss. The above fiction update touches on possible future events, as we’ve been a bit busy putting our house back in order after Nancora, dealing with the issues we’d left behind for the War. Between problems at Estle, rebuilding Ol’val, and the fatigue and healing of our armed forces, it seems out security is a bit thin right now. Surely that won’t end poorly.

I want to shout out now to the 19 members who participated in the Consul Bride event, almost HALF of our standing roster! That’s fantastic! Well done all of you, expect results and a finale fiction shortly!

But for now, we’re steering back into the on-going Clan storyline, addressing the chaos at home. With the Consul Bride event wrapping up, our next big event to look forward to is Sins Episode IV. As such, Terran brings us a quick recap of the previous episodes to bring people up to speed and refresh memories!

Previously, on Sins of the Past...

The greedy and manipulative Tehr Lorden, former Chief Financial Officer of Naruba Investments and disgraced front-man for Arcona's economic activities, returned to the Dajorra system with several teams of mercenaries. One of the few "civillians" trusted with Arcona's true nature, he was blamed for the system's economic downfall after the events of the Incursion and was now determined to cash in on the debt he saw as owed. Through a campaign of bombing and sabotage, the mercenaries in his employ managed to interrupt Selen's industrial district and overall infrastructure. Though Lorden's forces were eventually caught and killed, the Muun himself escaped, reporting to his benefactor - the mysterious Mr. Blue, responsible for organizing the plot against Arcona - that their plan had been a complete success.

While the people of Selen attempted to recover from the shock of having their homeworld's security violated, and making slow, faltering first steps towards repairing the vast damage, a new plot was already being set in motion. Orchestrated by the envious Teroch Erinos, a former Arconae and clone of Consul Emeritus Sashar Erinos Arconae, strike teams attacked numerous locations across the Dajorra system. Military installations were sabotaged, high-ranking members of Arcona's Armed Forces were killed, Arconan Force Users were slaughtered, and Teroch himself led a near-fatal attack on former Consul Wuntila Arconae. Though he was eventually stopped aboard Dusk Station, attempting to free the mad Dark Jedi Mejas Doto, the toll Teroch took - in both lives and military readiness - would be sorely felt in the months to come.

Despite Teroch's failure to assassinate Arcona's leadership, Mr. Blue and Tehr Lorden have continued to move forward with their plans. To that end, the gluttonous Whallata Besadeii, backed by Blue or Lorden, soon attacked and boarded Port Ol'val. Whallata had run Ol'val for nearly three decades with the knowledge and help of Clan Arcona, eventually controlling nearly all major criminal enterprises in the Dajorra system before being forced off the station by Shadow Gate and having her criminal enterprise co-opted by House Qel-Droma. Upon re-seizing Ol'val, her first actions were to destroy Shadow Gate's Phantom Complex and any Arconan safe houses she could find. Most of Ol'val was destroyed in the attack, cutting off Arcona from most of their black market enterprises in the process, and weakening a major stream of revenue for the Shadow Clan. Though Whallata was beat back and Port Ol'val recaptured, the damage done to the Qel-Droma - both to the members and to the House's resources - was inexpressible. At the same time as Port Ol'val was being attacked, Whallata used plague carriers to release a virulent disease. It killed most of Eldar's native population and decimated Arcona's reserve military forces that were stationed on the planet. Worse yet, Selen was also infected. The deaths in Estle City were astronomical, with initial estimates placing the death toll at 30% of the population before the Citadel was able to discover and disseminate a cure.

In the midst of this chaos, a new threat has surfaced. The Citadel, either ignored and dismissed, or seen by the locals as a beacon of hope and a light in the darkness, has come under fire. For decades, the Citadel was believed to be a monastery filled with benevolent benefactors and guardians, offering wisdom and resources to the local population. Those suffering from illness could visit the Citadel and be healed, or at least comforted. Those on hard times and under crippling economic pressure could visit and find their coffers filled, or at least come away with sound financial advice. And though they leave none-the-wiser when it comes to Arcona's existence and goals, rumors of the Citadel's generosity - credible or not - have spread throughout Selen. Now the Citadel has come under rampant suspicion. Every week sees new anti-Citadel rallies being held, invective-filled diatribes painting the Citadel as a shadowy cabal secretly manipulating and experimenting on Estle City's population. These speakers often point to the Citadel as being to blame for the terrorism and economic hardship that has befallen Selen, and the size of the crowds at the rallies shows that their claims aren't falling on deaf ears.

To make matters worse, the regular peacekeeping and public aid forces of Selen have been absent in quelling the public unrest and unable to assist with relief efforts. With the Armed Forces preoccupied first by the Collective at Nancora and subsequently by missions to Canto Bight, the majority of Arcona's strength has been abroad for some time. Riots have broken out and many portions of the various rings of Estle City are nearly uninhabitable. Though reconstruction efforts are underway, this has led to fresh conflict with the citizenry. The rings closest to the Citadel have received priority for aid and reconstruction while the lower rings continue to suffer from deprivation. Though newly returned Arconan forces discreetly try to help with the situation, their efforts are slow-moving due to their low priority, and the homeworld continues to suffer from outbreaks of newly formed gang violence, power outages, food shortages, refugee displacement, and general disarray. Resistance cells have begun to spring up throughout Selen, intent on proving the evil machinations of the Citadel and bringing down the Deep State. And at their center is the charismatic and prideful Varon...

So, look forward to Sins in May and thank you, Terran, for that summination of the previous episodes!

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Robes!

As some of you may recall, our placement in the last Great Jedi War earned us some Clan exclusive robes. Our DGM, Morgan delivered on them just recently, the Arconan Armed Forces robes! With a variety of options and colors, they’re rather snazzy.

AAFAAFCloakAAFHelmet

You can find these under the robe construction tool under our Clan section, give ‘em a look and make sure to thank the Vyr for them.

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Clan News

In Clan news this month, we saw some BTL shuffling in Galeres, with Grot taking the helm of Spectre Cell. Constantine has decided to stay on with the team as well, which we appreciate greatly. Grot is also running some BT centric competitions in the Spectre Cell event that is open to all of House Galeres. It's a good introduction to the team if you’re not already a part of it!

Be on the lookout for competitions from Qel-Droma as well, kids, as we start getting the Houses back into the swing of storylines before Sins!

We also saw some promotions this past month, with Grot to Equite 1, Eilen to Knight (woot!) and Canderous up to Courier! Congrats to all our hard workers!

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Ask The Ryn

  • Skar asks,

    • Will Kordath ever forgive Skar
      • Will he ever forgive the Kaleesh who went nuts and stabbed his (hopefully) future wife in the gut with a lightsaber? We’ll see.
  • Atty/Satsi asks several…

    • How will we interact with the collective going forward?
      • If they come at us, we blow them up. If we see an opportunity to raid or plunder them, well, we’ll have a pay day. I have no intention of having Arcona going out and looking for fights, but we’ll fight the battles we have to.
    • What about clans besides our waifu?
      • I feel my above answer stands :P
    • Will we make enemies with anyone, perhaps? If so I vote Plag :p
      • I, too, vote Plag. And we’ll see, some things have been discussed already.
    • What are your thoughts on coop comps vs regular ones?
      • Oomph. I enjoy doing cooperative competitions. I don’t enjoy running them because it never feels like we get a good turn out.
    • Is Arcona still moving towards being open as a presence in Dajorra? (With Sins, etc)
      • Sure seems that way. I’m sure that massive army we have will come in handy.
    • What's your favorite thing you've each ever written?
      • Probably one of my sad fics, Ribbon, Holos, etc.
  • Xenna asks,

    • #asktheryn is Kord more of a kicking or punching kind of guy?
      • Both. He’s a big fan of K’thri, so, spinning like a five limbed top.
  • Lucine asks,

    • #asktheRyn: Would you feed meth to a honey badger? I really think you should try it.
      • I feel like your attempts to get me killed are becoming transparent, possibly even lazy. I suspect this is a ruse to get me to lower my guard. I’ll have Strong feed some kind of spice to a badger and see what happens, though. For science.
  • Lucine asks a bunch more!

    • Now that the war has formally been concluded, what future challenges await the clan?
      • Surviving Kordath, surviving Sins, a possible threat from inside the system...
    • Can Strong come over to play?
      • I don’t even know where he is half the time and he keeps coming back smelling like perfume, looking tired and with bite marks on him.
    • What do you say to allegations that you are a lecherous, drunken rodent of unusual size?
      • Show me the proof! Seriously, ever since Zuji cut him off he’s been blacking out from the drinking, he needs some evidence to refute or confirm.
    • When are you and Zuji getting back together?
      • Hopefully soon.
    • Would you consider letting a certain fashion-conscious redhead help with your outfits? A Consul should dress the part, after all.
      • Possibly. He’d have to bring Strong along to make sure nothing dangerous happened, wouldn’t want the Shadow Sloth getting caught literally with his pants down.
    • Any interesting death threats/ attempts on your life?
      • Someone released a bunch of badgers in the Citadel, very confused on that one. They seem hyperactive.
    • Seriously, when are you and Zuji getting back together?
      • I...I dunno.
    • Cheesecake or chocolate cake?
      • Cheesecake, oh yes.
    • What is the Ryn wearing to the ArcCou celebrations?
      • At the very least, pants, out of respect.
    • How many Ryn does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
      • Yes.
    • You and Zuji. When are you going to reconcile?
      • When indeed.
  • Grot asks, *#asktheryn What's your favorite locae in Estle City?
    * Hard to say, I know Sugar’s is a fun place, though.

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So in review, new robes, new competitions on the horizon, and Sins returning next month! Until Next Month Kids! Be good, don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

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(Shamelessly appropriating Tasha's header) Hi everyone! I bet you know who I am. I'm Locke. I've been here a long time and I'll probably never leave, just like that weed in the sidewalk that you've been trying to get rid of for...

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Hi everyone!

I bet you know who I am. I'm Locke. I've been here a long time and I'll probably never leave, just like that weed in the sidewalk that you've been trying to get rid of for six months. I've held a bunch of positions. I've done a bunch of stuff.

And now I'm BTL of the Night Hawks.

I can't say I've ever done this. I can't remember holding a BTL position except for a brief stint in a Clan that shall not be named. I'm honored to have this role because this is one of the most legendary teams in CNS and I have some big shoes to fill and big names who came before me.

Of course, those shoes are nothing compared to the size of my own ego. ;)

Enough about me. I want this report to say hello (check), to introduce myself (check), and then to get right into the usual report stuff. I'll list some competitions and go over my philosophy a little.

My Philosophy

I see myself as more of your competition than just a leader. I love a good challenge and I hope you feel the same way. I'm kind of competitive, so I'd like to start our relationship by challenging you to do better than me. I'm going to be entering competitions, writing in Runons, and gaming ( a lot of gaming), and I want to challenge you to face me in the arena of your choice and come out on top.

Don't get me wrong. If you're here for casual reasons, that's cool too. Everything I do and create will be designed with your fun in mind. I just want to put this challenge out there for those of you who like a good challenge: Come at me folks. The way of the dark side is to seize the initiative. Seize on any opportunity to beat me and make yourself look good!

My Focus

Me, me, me. I probably game more than I write these days, but that doesn't mean that all of my competitions will be gaming. I plan to look at what has been successful previously and what people seemed to enjoy entering and placing in and I'll launch competitions based on that. I love feedback and I always welcome it, but I don't expect you to come to me for me to figure out what kind of content to provide. I also like to attach story or a bigger picture to a competition if I can...but I'll probably still run stand alone stuff, like puzzles. I mean, who doesn'tt love puzzles? And if they're for the 'Hawks, you don't have to worry about Malik robotically killing the time. (How does he do it?)

So in conclusion, I like competition and providing enjoyable content. That's what I'm here to provide.

Shout Outs

Well, I'm new here, so I don't know what you all have been up to lately. But, Varuk killed me in the ACC recently, and I think he's currently engaged in a duel with our Proconsul. I hope he wins because A) that'd be awesome since he's a Night Hawk and B) I don't want to live in any world where someone could conjecture that Bentre is a better ACCer than me.

Looks like Muz won A New Dawn, defeating our Aedile and a dude who is now our rival House's Quaestor, so that's awesome.

I look forward to making this section longer as time goes on. I really want to harp on your accomplishments because I want to show the DJB how good this team is. I may have just departed it, but I want to make sure HSD is alert should they face us in any event.

Competitions

I'm not going to list everything here, but I want to talk about some notable stuff going on right now. There's a lot of good competitions out there, but I want to draw attention to a few particular ones.

Varuk is running his Nemesis series. The link there goes to his second one, Shadow Politics. I love that title. It's pretty cool and it's a well thought out fiction about facing one's nemesis. It ends the 30th.

I would probably have the shortest Summit tenure in history if I didn't mention Inferno. Week 2 is active till the 29th. I did week 1 in about two hours, but I'm planning to take week 2 one competition a day, so I can really shoot for some crescents. I don't like to lose, but if its to one of you guys, its like, a win anyway, because we're all family now. I honestly enjoyed the puzzle and fiction last time, and the graphics is always fun to BS. My Week 1 Graphics Entry. It's glorious.

I also just submitted this Runon competition for us called Into the Fire. It's a Runon where we can chronicle our time from right now during Inferno up until later next month, so it will probably end in the middle of another event, where I will probably launch another one. I've identified at least a few of you that I think love writing, + me, + Koji and Armad, and I ran it at House level so they can participate, too. Let's do our best to not let them place in the top 3 now!

I've noticed a lot of fiction competitions out there, and while there are others, there may not be enough. Expect some alternatives from me in the future.

Conclusion

That's about all I want to cover right now. I didn't talk about DC reports and stuff because there are House and Clan Summit reports as well, but I will probably talk about these things in the future. By keeping reports short, I will probably be able to do them more often and stay on top of stuff that's happening. I don't want to miss any neat looking events some random member does for the club, and I don't want you to miss them either.

That's it for now. Go participate in the Runon!

Go 'Hawks!

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