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...
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.
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...
Greetings programs, Mav and I have discussed at length the most concerning issues troubling our Club. One of those issues seems to be active recruitment and retention of new members. Many of our most active members have been recruited, one way or...
Mav and I have discussed at length the most concerning issues troubling our Club. One of those issues seems to be active recruitment and retention of new members. Many of our most active members have been recruited, one way or another, from various like-minded websites, be they Star Wars fan forums or fiction/gaming clans or groups. Whereas the Social Media Tribune position would take on the majority of our marketing on social media sites, we agreed that we need someone to work with us on more active, down-to-earth engagement with the outside folk that the Social Media Tribune just couldn't be asked to manage due to the time required.
With that in mind, the Deputy Grand Master's office will be accepting applications for the position of Magistrate. The Magistrate will be involved with the offices of GM, DGM, Herald and Social Media Tribune and will develop strategies and methods of active, meaningful recruitment for the Club as a whole. This will include communicating and engaging with outside websites and services (art, gaming, fiction, and miscellaneous communities/forums/websites). While the work will be closely related to the Social Media Tribune's job, as much as possible, we will make sure it does not overlap.
Applications will be accepted until Friday the 27th of April.
What are we looking for?
The candidate must have a history of leadership in the club, a clear idea of what recruitment means for the Club and at least some idea on how to approach this tough subject
Willingness to engage strangers in conversations and responsibly represent the Club in all situations
24-hour mail turn around
A Telegram connection for ease of communication
Send all applications via mail to Mav and me.
Throne Room The Dark Ascent Arx 35 ABY The Grand Master of the Dark Brotherhood listened to the Dark Council provide updates on the war against the Collective. The rhythm of their cadence lulled his senses until his eyes closed and he drew upon...
The Dark Ascent
The Grand Master of the Dark Brotherhood listened to the Dark Council provide updates on the war against the Collective. The rhythm of their cadence lulled his senses until his eyes closed and he drew upon himself. His consciousness expanded from the chamber they were in, to the space beyond Arx, and then eventually to the planet of Nancora. His mind pulled at intersecting strings and eventualities derived from the actions of countless variables. He sensed familiar figures; Grand Master Ashen, Dacien Victae, Bloodfyre Tarentae, and many others. Darkness from their intentions colored the Force and the future, but there was something else. Something the Grand Master had underestimated.
Light. Within the myriad of dark tangles, a singular band of light emerged. The strand rolled upon itself, braided, and then offered its own potential futures. The Grand Master pulled at the strands until visions of a Command Center dominated his sight. Turel Sorenn and Satsi Tameike stood facing one another, their voices raised as heated words were exchanged.
The Grand Master could not identify the words that were spoken, but a singular feeling resonated within the Force. Danger. Not to the Dark Council, but to the Dark Brotherhood as a whole. The Collective sought an end to the war by destroying the very heart of each Clan.
Darth Pravus opened his eyes and raised his hand signaling the end of the Dark Council’s update. The tone of his voice was unmistakably that of a command.
“The Iron Navy’s Command Battle Group is complete and ready for mobilization above Arx. Dark Councilors, where able, will deploy to their former Clans in preparation for a defense of their systems. Each of you may engage your former Clan leadership as you deem necessary to avoid any misunderstanding as to our intentions.”
The Dark Councilors rose from their positions and exited the throne room in an orderly fashion. Farrin Xies, Headmaster of the Brotherhood, waited patiently for the line of Councilors to exit the facility until it was his turn. Stepping forward, he found his way barred by two black-clad royal guards.
“Warlord Xies. Might I have an additional word?” the Grand Master’s voice echoed throughout the chamber. “I would appreciate your experience and wisdom in helping coordinate the defense of Arx.”
“My Lord,” Farrin replied carefully, but was unable to hide the frustration from his features. “Clan Tarentum is out of position. There is no way they can hold out without reinforcements.”
The guardsman, clad in black Elite Royal Guard Praetorian Armor, activated the electro-plasma filament that would shield their blades from the bite of a lightsaber. Neither looked inclined to let the Headmaster pass.
“Warlord Xies, Clan Tarentum has suffered devastating blows throughout this war. There is nothing left to save.” The Dark Lord’s eyes were cold and sharp as cut glass. With a calm gesture, he motioned towards the guardsman. “Escort the Headmaster to his shuttle.”
Written by: Grand Master Pravus & Voice Marick Tyris.
I apologize in advance for this.
- FLASHBACK: Pravus, not happy with how things panned out. He is probably still upset about his flagship being blown up, too.
- SMASHCUT: Pravus in the present (of this story). He is not expecting Consul's Turel and Satsi to share the information they learn with the rest of the Brotherhood. The Sith Lord underestimated the "Light".
- After realizing that the Collective used Nancora as a trap for the Brotherhood, Pravus prepares to deploy Dark Council and Arx assets to aide the rest of the Brotherhood.
- Pravus tells the Dark Councilors they are free to aide their alma mater Clans. Except for Farrin...
- Two guardsman stop Farrin. I totally
diddid not add this beat in to pimp out the new unchanging guardsman of the Grand Master’s Royal Guard. I’m actually really happy with how they came out.
- Pravus tells Farrin that he is needed here on Arx, and that it is too late to save his former Clan: Tarentum.
- CUT TO: Bloodfyre realizes that he is too late to save Tarentum’s homeworld. While the defensive navy manages to land some critical hits, the Collective is just too powerful and the defenses do not hold. The Collective pushes to wipe out one of the Brotherhood's oldest and darkest Clans.
- Sith Bloodfyre, the last Consul of Tarentum, makes the choice to save his Clansman (and women) by ordering the surviving members into escape pods. The members of once Clan Tarentum will never forget, but would live on to fight future battles.
- CUT TO: A Plageuis ship named the Wrath. This is amusing because that is the same name of the Fist's Flagship Resurgent-class SSD. Thank you Laren for helping me with this segment, and thank you for helping me make this joke work within the narrative. salute
- Plageuis is ready to take on the Collective on home turf. Still, there are a lot of Collective ships. Just as Laren muses that they might win, but at a cost, a deus-ex Dracaryis shows up to help turn the tides of battle. Surely this will lead to interesting development between the Ascendant Clan and the current Fist of the Brotherhood.
- CUT TO: CSP Flagship, which is of course named the “Sidious”. (Do you notice the theme with their fleet? Do you!?)
- Consul/Empress Elincia ponders the state of life, the universe, and everything. (Hopefully she has one of the new nerf-wool towels in the recent possessions update.) While CSP is able to withdraw effectively form Nancora, they don’t have much of a home to return to. They still have to fight against the Meraxis Empire to claim a true foothold in the Caperion system.
- To add more fuel to the fire, intel is leaked that Collective agents have made contact with the Meraxis Empire and are willing to work with them to prevent the spreading of any tricksie Jedises or Sithses
- Just when Elincia thought, we’re going to need a bigger ‘boat’, a familiar face arrives to lend a hand.
- It’s Evant, former Proconsul of CSP and since Regent of the Brotherhood! He offers the aid of the Iron Bank of Bravos—I mean the Brotherhood’s capital resources—in an olive-branch like move to help repair relations between the DC and the independent Clans.
- CUT TO: A random Collective NPC! This NPC—Nuy Vexus—actually, was created by our very own Anubis for the Collective Chronicles competition. I was not kidding when I said that characters made for that competition had the potential to show up in future fictions ;).
- Vexus, like all the good zealots in the Liberation Front, is ready to take the fight to the Clans of the Brotherhood. Their target? Sepros, the home of Clan Naga Sadow. Dun dun dun. Sang will pick up from this for your next event, or so I’m told. ph33r and stuff.
And I’m spent. Please read the fiction, and feel free to ask if you have any questions!
Dark Brotherhood Storyline: Update
Really quickly, I wanted to again thank Sarin for letting me use what he had been working on to finish this story in a way that I feel gives it proper closure and justice. I’ve spent the last three years working with Sarin on fiction updates for the club, and am grateful for all the work he’s done to help move our club forward, often times at the expense of his own feelings while being fully conscious of how his decisions affected the opinions held by different groups within the club.
With that said, this fiction brings an official close to the Twelth Great Jedi War. The first two segments were written by Sarin, with me picking up the remaining few pages. Even before this, I’ve personally invested a lot of my own blood, sweat, and tears into this storyline. I hope that everyone was able to make the most out of it and were able to focus on the positive elements we established such as featuring member-characters that went above and beyond (Plus Ultra), communicated drafts with Clan leadership, and did our best to make sure that recaps and summaries were provided to help aide members in digesting the plot developments. Thank you again to everyone who has been engaged with this arc, even if you had other ideas or opinions or directions you felt we could have went. I appreciate you.
We will now move on to our next arc (taking place in the current 36ABY), which we will be simply calling “The Collective”. This is not to say that the Collective will be the day-in and day-out storyline for the club, but we do want to make it clear that they will be a large part of the larger, ongoing macro-level storyline for the club. Units will continue to create and manage their own micro storylines. As Voice, I will be working carefully and available to work with any unit leaders to aide in this cohesion.
In the meantime, the first fiction of the new arc will revolve around the transition of Grand Masters and how the Dark Brotherhood will move forward, structurally, under its new leadership. Expect a fiction update from Deputy Grand Master Vyr coming soon.
For more information, make sure to check out the Fiction Center for your latest databank and recaps of previous storylines!
My monthly Voice Report up within the next week or so as I get back onto a more regular schedule.
Greetings all, A quick update before my weekend report with two major appointments. First, please join me in congratulating Arden Karn di Plagia on his appointment to Consul of Clan Plagueis. Arden has served his Clan and the Brotherhood admirably...
A quick update before my weekend report with two major appointments.
First, please join me in congratulating Arden Karn di Plagia on his appointment to Consul of Clan Plagueis. Arden has served his Clan and the Brotherhood admirably for years, and we are looking forward to him having a shot to show what he can do at the helm of Plagueis.
Second, we have a new Wiki Tribune: Bentre Stahoes. Bentre has served on the Wiki Staff for more than two years and I'm looking forward to what he can do with the Wiki moving forward.
Congratulations again to Arden and Bentre, and I'll see you all this weekend!
Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Appointment: Magistrate In my first report, you might remember that I opened up applications for the vacant Magistrate position that was left open upon Nero's resignation. I received a number of excellent applications, though I feel one stood...
In my first report, you might remember that I opened up applications for the vacant Magistrate position that was left open upon Nero's resignation. I received a number of excellent applications, though I feel one stood out amongst the rest. The chosen applicant brings a load of experience and talent to the staff, having previously served the Herald's office as a Magistrate of some repute. You might remember some of his previous work, or even be wearing some of the skins he created if your character has a bit of a tribal force user feel. As such, I'd like to welcome Kasula Daegella, aka A'lora aka Morotheri, back to the Herald staff.
I'd like to thank the other applicants as well, and ask those that weren't chosen this time around to keep their eyes open for future opportunities. The graphical side of the Brotherhood is one that often times requires a bit of outside assistance, so even if you're not a Magistrate today doesn't mean you won't be asked to come on to provide some project help tomorrow. And, you never can tell when another position will open up. The life of a wandering graphics artist is an ever changing one, so keep your eyes peeled for those future opportunists!
Expansion Results Results Hi all! Expansion results are finally in. Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who participated (in no particular order): Aylin Sajark, Ulfsark, Calindra Hejaran, Reiden Palpatine Karr, Xantros, Jorm (The Jester)...
Hi all! Expansion results are finally in. Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who participated (in no particular order):
Aylin Sajark, Ulfsark, Calindra Hejaran, Reiden Palpatine Karr, Xantros, Jorm (The Jester) Na'trej, Alara Deathbane, Shadow Nighthunter, Derek Cinn, Dek Ironius II, Mako Henymory, Ayden Dane, Angel Snow, and Rasilvenaira Isatri'Zara StormRaven.
The entries we received were excellent across the board.
As mentioned in the container page, this event had a special bonus award: double points for the best individual entry across the whole event. This award was taken by Aylin's exceptional piece of art showing her character escaping conflict on the Archipelago:
I'd also like to thank Derek and Xantros for their excellent participation record, entering 12 competitions across the event! Also, congratulations to Vindictae Immortalis (Aylin, Calindra and Jorm) and Tacitus Athanasius (Alara, Shadow, Derek and Rasilvenaira) of Excidium, who both put together excellent run-ons: https://discourse.darkjedibrotherhood.com/t/tacitus-athanasius-expansion-run-on/1917/12 and https://discourse.darkjedibrotherhood.com/t/vindictae-immortalis-expansion-run-on/1918/10.
Tacitus Athanasius just about edged this one but both gave a very enjoyable read and I'd encourage anyone to give them a look over as an example of how to put together a run-on
Finally, the actual results!
In 3rd place was Jorm with 87 points, gained largely from an excellent participation across the easy events. Jorm won both Flash Games, both Wiki Hunts, and a Trivia, as well as placing 2nd in the run-on.
In 2nd place was Xantros with 124 points. Xantros always participates in everything he can and this pays off. In addition, he scored 1st place in the event long fiction and 2nd in the cluster race, which contributed 54 of his points.
In 1st place is Derek Cinn! Derek's 145 points came from a variety of sources, including participating in all the easy competitions, and winning fiction competitions and the run-on event. Derek put on a really solid performance in this event. Congratulations!
The fictional update can be found here and features a closing of the event, as well as features events in excellent work from Calindra, Reiden, Derek and Xantros: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1927-Rykt1KD0ljl6l2nhzR55rFlgNOqj/view?usp=sharing
New Political Map!
So where does that leave us? We've taken the Nethal Archipelago from Meraxis, but Elaya's move on Tel puts our alliance under threat. Will they help us take Maqor or are we just being used as a pawn in some larger plan? Regardless, we have a new political map!
You may notice that the map now has arrows! These detail the movements of us as well as our allies and enemies.
News & Announcements
A New Imperator Was Selected. Please join me in congratulating Dek on his appointment to Quaestor of Imperium! I am very happy to see this appointment and that’s been boosted because I’ve seen what he has in store for the House. Best of luck, Dek. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the team.
Following Dek’s appointment to Quaestor, the fearsome Darth Aeternus has stepped into the role of Aedile of Imperium.
Scenarios have become a thing in the ACC As the Combat Master’s report describes, there’s a new type of hall coming to the ACC where you can put yourself and your competitor in a scenario and write your way out of it. While many of the old venues have had prompts written for this new hall, there is also brand new venues available that are specific to this hall. Feel free to challenge me in this!
In the same report, the Grand Master talked about the importance of Quaestors & other updates. I highly encourage everyone to check this announcement out. Quaestors are properly one of our most important roles, as Muz points out, and it’s easily been my favourite position over the years. Most importantly though is how the Brotherhood is re-dedicating itself to this important role.
A new Social Media Tribune was appointed. Please join me in congratulating Maximus!
Thanks for reading, and thanks for everyone's efforts in Expansion!
Brotherhood Gaming League Update Hearthstone: Season One; Round One Our next BGL event is Hearthstone, and it’s such a good time to be doing it as it coincides with the Year of the Raven! The official launch date is April 12th. What does that mean...
Brotherhood Gaming League Update
Hearthstone: Season One; Round One
Our next BGL event is Hearthstone, and it’s such a good time to be doing it as it coincides with the Year of the Raven! The official launch date is April 12th. What does that mean for us? Well, to ensure that our members have ample time to score themselves some Witchwood cards, we will be employing Year of the Mammoth as Standard until two weeks after Witchwood launches. That means that all matches scheduled BEFORE server reset on April 26th will use Year of the Mammoth decks and all matches scheduled AFTER server reset must use Year of the Raven.
So! Don’t delete those current decks, cause you’ll still need them.
If there is any confusion about this. Send me a Telegram message or e-mail me and I’ll help clarify.
The sign-up form can be found here. Sign-ups will close on April 15th
Groups and Standings can be found here
Heroes of the Storm: Season One; Round One
We’re coming up to the end of our Knock-Out Phase! A huge congrats to all of our competitors thus far! These suckers should be wrapped up fairly shortly.
Overwatch: Season One; Round One
I am super excited to report that the schedule system is working! We will be using this going forward. We have a few more matches that will be completed over the next couple days and then we’ll be moving on to the knock-out stage!
PC standings can be found here.
PS4 standings can be found here.
I have the honour to be your obedient servant,
A (dot) Jinn
Greetings all, Today, I am excited to announce that we have chosen our Social Media Tribune: Maximus Alvinius! Maximus - Landon to many of us - had an excellent application and vision for developing out social media presence. His enthusiasm and...
Today, I am excited to announce that we have chosen our Social Media Tribune: Maximus Alvinius! Maximus - Landon to many of us - had an excellent application and vision for developing out social media presence. His enthusiasm and desire to contribute to our Brotherhood through multimedia will be an enormous asset, and I'm excited for what his energy will bring to our social media accounts. I will let Maximus share his ideas with all of you himself, but I look forward to working with him in the near future.
Please join me in congratulating Maximus on his appointment!
Greetings all, Due to the holidays over the weekend, we are extending applications for Consul of Clan Plagueis until Friday, April 6th to allow for a few more days for applicants to prepare, submit, or revise applications. Telaris "Mav"...