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Hello Taldryan and of course anyone paying attention to this. This message is to inform you that we will be moving the Taldryan Main Chat to a different channel as the Summit has decided that the ownership of the Clan's member chat should be...

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Hello Taldryan and of course anyone paying attention to this.

This message is to inform you that we will be moving the Taldryan Main Chat to a different channel as the Summit has decided that the ownership of the Clan's member chat should be owned by someone associated with the Clan.

Sadly in telegram ownership of a chat can't be moved to someone else forcing us to make this step. The new chat will hold the same regulations and rules as the current one with everyone being welcome. So expect to be added to the new chat room once the chat goes live. In case we missed to add someone manually, we will update the login-link on the website as soon as possible.

Lastly let me thank Rhylance for hosting our member chat during his term as Consul of Taldryan and remember you are always welcome to hang out with us.

~Rian Taldrya

Consul of Clan Taldryan

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All- Quick update. Adding a free PvE (Cluster of Earth) option for you Real Time Strategy fans out there. StarCraft 2 PvE Mode Added! After having a chance to sit down and game for the first time in ages, I tested the StarCraft 2 Cooperative...

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All- Quick update. Adding a free PvE (Cluster of Earth) option for you Real Time Strategy fans out there.

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StarCraft 2 PvE Mode Added!

After having a chance to sit down and game for the first time in ages, I tested the StarCraft 2 Cooperative Mission matches mode with a few of our members. After playing it, I firmly believe it deserves a spot in our library of supported game modes. A quick Telegram poll shows a sizable interest, and after a quick discussion with the GM, I have decided to add it as a cluster-earning method for gaming.

For those of you that don’t know what it is, StarCraft 2 has been a PvP platform in the DJB for ages. Prior to the combining of Tier 1 and Tier 2 games into a single “Supported Games” category, StarCraft 2 held the distinction of being the only T1 RTS the club supported. As gaming in the club continues to gravitate toward cooperative play and less on traditional PvP, it makes sense to give this new mode a place in our gaming library. StarCraft 2 is free to play. You can play one race in all modes without spending a dime. When playing with someone else that does own the game, you gain access to the other races/modes as well. That’s a really great option for any of you that don’t have the money to drop on PC games.

Here’s what you need to know:

The Rules:

  • Members IDs (Battlenet) must be listed on their Dossier in order to Qualify for CEs.
  • The group must contain two members of the DJB to qualify for CEs
  • A member has a "Daily CE Cap" where they can earn up to 30 CE's for playing Starcraft 2 each day. If greater than 30 CFs are earned the excess in queue will carry over to the next day of the week. The exception is midnight between Thursday and Friday. All CEs in queue are reset on this day.
  • Members must submit a screenshot of the post game Stats screen.

StarCraft 2 Co-Op Support Build

  • Casual Mode: 3x.75 CEs per submission
  • Normal Mode: 3 CEs per submission
  • Hard Mode: 3x1.3 CEs per submission
  • Brutal Mode: 3x1.6 CEs per submission

When submitting, use this screenshot:

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That’s all for now. Thanks to all for your feedback in the poll. This will be the last gaming addition until the May timeframe, so enjoy the new gaming option!

Keep on gaming!

-Drac

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Wally here with a quick update and fiction drop for the new competition series I’m trying out. Check out the fiction below and then read on for details about the competitions! Inquisitorius Briefing Room The Dark Ascent, Arx 35 ABY Months prior...

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Wally here with a quick update and fiction drop for the new competition series I’m trying out. Check out the fiction below and then read on for details about the competitions!

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Inquisitorius Briefing Room
The Dark Ascent, Arx
35 ABY
Months prior to the events of the Twelfth Great Jedi War

Marick Tyris knew that the room was naturally soundproofed thanks to the laser-blasted walls carved into the mountain. Situated deep within the Dark Ascent, the briefing room was as secure a place as any to launch a dangerous, highly classified operation in. Six agents were being trusted with secrets that pertained to the potential safety and well-being of the entire Dark Brotherhood. Missions like that were exactly why the Inquisitorius had been formed. Even the Senechal would be involved in this briefing, further adding gravity to the entire operation.

Wyndell Tyris adjusted his hat, the most important part of his outfit. “Pay attention, recruits!” Without the right hat, Marick’s brother claimed, it was impossible to truly get into a character’s head. “I, am Special-Inquisitorius-Agent Wyndell Tyris,” Wyn explained as he swept his gaze down the line-up.

Acaelus “Ace” Del’arn sighed in response, pinching the bridge of his nose.

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Summary

  • Wyn gives himself a pretentious title as he briefs the Inquisitor infiltration teams on their mission.
  • Marick prepares to go undercover and infiltrate an organization calling themselves “The Collective”.
  • Marick’s Infiltration team:

Not much to talk about here. It’s the prologue for a reason. Anyway, this sets up the stage for the next few short fiction updates. These are not as stressful as the major updates I usually need to write—I spent a lot of time building the Collective and had a lot of these ideas for these short stories in my head for months. That said, I hope you enjoy these quick looks into the Collective, and get to see the other side of the Great Jedi War we just had.

And before you ask, yes, the Grand Master is currently working on the wrap-up fiction. When it’s ready, you will all be the first to be spammed about it. Promise.

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Competitions!

Okay, so the real reason I decided to write these fictions was to help push my new series of competitions! Behold: The Collective Chronicles (Parent Competition!) The container will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Crescents based on total points. You gain points by placing 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. The more sub-competitions you enter, the better chance you have of taking home the overall win!

That said, these competitions are geared towards world building. The Collective, for better or worse, is here to stay. They’re going to be a thorn in our side for the near future. What better way to grow them, then, by giving all of you the chance to contribute and create characters that will be eligible to become living parts of our rival organization.

What I’m offering each of you, with these competitions, is the chance for glory and greatness...through the creation...of NPCs!

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Collective Recruits

The first three competitions are all about creating characters. Your task is to create an NPC for the Collective sub-factions roster. The completed NPCs you submit will become eligible to be added to the Collective roster. The winning character from each comp, however, will be worked into the official canon fiction. But even if you don’t win, all characters that get added to the Collective roster become eligible for inclusion in future updates! I will be doing the reviews of each character, and will either create or delegate the formal website-sheets to my staff or myself. I’ve provided a template for you in two different formats. Feel free to submit your own way, however. If you have questions or need help, please let me know.

Please read the competition details carefully, and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

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I’m honestly really excited about this. I’ve had these competition ideas in my head ever since the GJW ended and I finished all my grading. I hope you guys enjoy it. If you have feedback, please let me know in the comments, or hit me up on Telegram or my email: [Log in to view e-mail addresses]. Do you want more competitions like this? Or would you rather something else?

Would you be interested in similar competitions to help build the Inquisitorius, or the other Societies? Let me know! I’m not doing this stuff for me. This is all up to you guys. I look forward to seeing all the characters you guys come up with! Feed the beast!

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The Brotherhood Gaming League’s first season is underway! We had 21 sign-ups and those participants have been broken down into four groups. You can find those groups and the standings here. To come to those groups, we used [random.org]. We ran the...

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The Brotherhood Gaming League’s first season is underway! We had 21 sign-ups and those participants have been broken down into four groups. You can find those groups and the standings here.

To come to those groups, we used [random.org]. We ran the names through multiple times and came out with this result.

The number of people who signed up wasn’t enough to make 8 groups, but seemed too many to only have 8 people make the knockout stage. As such, we are amending the amount of people who qualify for the knockout stage. The individual who finishes 1st place in each group will have a first round bye in the knockout stage. 2nd place in each group will play 3rd place in a different group. We will randomize both where each group winner is seeded in the knockout bracket, but also what 2nd and 3rd place teams will be facing each other. We will do this also using [random.org].

Participants will play each other member of their group twice. Each match will be the best of five games. Each game will be the best of five fights. Exactly the same way the GJW operated. You have from now until January 28th to finish your group stage matches. All matches are to be reported to [Log in to view e-mail addresses] and [Log in to view e-mail addresses]. If there are any issues, please e-mail Alaris and Dracaryis.

To sum up: 4 groups, play everyone twice; top 3 finishers in each group qualify for the knockout phase; first place gets a first round bye.

Best of luck to you all, and may the Force be with you.

Alaris Jinn

Offical JA Server Information

Blade's JA Server:

  • IP Address: 70.42.74.248:29070
  • Password: friendshipSaber

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All- Two quick items to update you on: * Pazaak * Hearthstone Support * Overwatch and Battlefront PvP Queue Update On Pazaak As you are all aware, our beloved Pazaak.org site has ceased to exist. I have made multiple attempts to contact the...

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Two quick items to update you on:

  • Pazaak

  • Hearthstone Support

  • Overwatch and Battlefront PvP Queue Update

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On Pazaak

As you are all aware, our beloved Pazaak.org site has ceased to exist. I have made multiple attempts to contact the webmaster over the past month and have received no response. Because of this, I have removed Pazaak from the PvP queue and the list of supported games. If the site comes back online at any point, I will immediately add it back into the list of supported games.

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Hearthstone Support

With the loss of Pazaak, a void in the free card game category opened up. I asked if anyone had any ideas, and the overwhelming response was that I needed to look into Blizzard’s Hearthstone game. I opted to run a test based off a poll in DB Gaming, and the results were pretty impressive. Twenty-one people participated in the test competition, turning in screenshots for over 180 individual matches. With that level of interest and support for the competition, I have added Hearthstone to our current library of supported games.

Effective immediately, Hearthstone is available on the Fist bot for 1v1 matches. Match values are equivalent to pre-nerf Pazaak.

Because rules are important, here is what you need to know starting out:

  • Matches must be set up on Telegram using @DJBFistbot
  • Hearthstone Matches will be played via your Battle.net profile - either through the PC App or Mobile App.
  • Your Battle.net ID must be listed on your dossier.
  • When choosing to play with “Classic” decks (the original pre-designed decks within Hearthstone for each Class) you will not make any deviations to the decks and play only the original design. If you do not have a Classic deck built, it may be automatically created in the deck creation option in your collection. ** Note: When you first start: You will not have access to all of the available cards for the classic decks - you will gain access to more as you level the characters by playing them.
  • When choosing to play “Custom” decks, players are free to design and build their own decks and play against one another (Note: not recommended for new players). ** Note: “Wild” decks must be agreed upon by both parties in a custom match.
  • No alterations to decks are permitted in between rounds. You may select a different deck/class, but no additional cards may be added or removed once the match has begun.

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PvP Queue and other Housekeeping Notes

Couple of items to touch on here:

First, I have combined the PC and Console queues for Battlefront (2015) and Overwatch. The original concept for having two queues was that we had players who only played on PC or Console, but not both. This helped to prevent queueing against a member who was on a different platform. The downside is it created an option for gamers who own these games on both platforms to queue against the same person twice for the same game. That is a loophole that I have to close to ensure our gaming system is balanced across the board. It will never be OK to play 24 matches against the same opponent, and having two separate queues for the same game would potentially have allowed that.

So, when queuing for Overwatch or BF 2015, make sure the person you are queuing against is playing on the same platform as you. If they are not, simply report failure and re-queue for an opponent on your platform. This is absolutely not match dodging.

Second, lurking in the queue is still not allowed. If you are not actively gaming, or planning to actively game, leave the queue. If I see someone lurking (defined as over 24 hours straight of sitting in the queue and not actively gaming), I will remove you.

Third, overall comments for some of the conversations in DB Gaming.

  • Keep it civil. People are entitled to their opinions.

  • Keep it clean. PG-13 is one thing. Some of the filth i’ve seen lately is another.

  • Keep it focused. Gaming chat is just for that. Fiction Chat is for Fiction. Art Chat is for Art.

  • If you are a jerk, you will be called out. Not just by me, but probably by the rest of the chat as well.

  • Cut down on the trolling. If your comments are just to incite an argument, keep them to yourself.

  • Remember, DB Gaming is where people are trying to find people to game with. If your conversation about the world-ending microtransaction catastrophe is clogging the chat when people are trying to find matches, I will ask you to stop.

  • Speaking of which: No matter how many times you kick them, dead horses aren’t coming back to life.

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Thanks to all who took part in the Hearthstone test. Once again, member driven interest led to another platform added for support.

Keep on gaming!

-Drac

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Members of the Dark Brotherhood, The Star Chamber is the executive board of the Dark Brotherhood and is tasked with advising the Grand Master and ensuring the long term survival of our club. The Star Chamber is comprised of a permanent body...

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Members of the Dark Brotherhood,

The Star Chamber is the executive board of the Dark Brotherhood and is tasked with advising the Grand Master and ensuring the long term survival of our club. The Star Chamber is comprised of a permanent body consisting of all Grand Masters who have served in the position since 13 April 2003 and a temporary body that consists of two members who have been elected by the Grand Masters.

The temporary members serve on a one and two year commitment with Eminent Val Cole serving the current one year term that is expiring and Darth Aeternus serving in the two year position.

The permanent members of the Star Chamber have selected Adept Dacien Victae to replace Val. This decision was unanimous and was the initial recommendation (no veto was exercised). This move is effective immediately.

Please take the time to thank Val for his past year of work and congratulate Dacien on his appointment.

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All, I am opening up applications to serve as the CoJ's new Right Hand of Justice and Left Hand of Justice. The application can be found at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Q0ZUG3OEdaEsPoMg1 Applications are due on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at...

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All,

I am opening up applications to serve as the CoJ's new Right Hand of Justice and Left Hand of Justice. The application can be found at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Q0ZUG3OEdaEsPoMg1 Applications are due on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:59 p,m. EST. The term will run through 2018.

I can't thank enough my good friends Turel and Bubba for their service as Left Hand and Right Hand, respectively. The two of them have put in many hours of work for me and have done so in a strong and professional manner. Turel has a passion for the membership and takes incredibly seriously the rights of the Covenant. Bubba is diligent and wise, always able to come to the right conclusion. My only regret is that I didn't delegate to them even more. I will miss having them on my staff.

As a final note, I held off on appointing the members of the Appeals Panel until the Hands are chosen. I have found that appointments to the Appeals Panel can result in a good member missing out on the chance for Hand, and I want to start making the appointments all at the same time to make sure everyone is applying for the right jobs.

I look forward to getting many applications.

Cheers,

Jac

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Greetings programs, Rian and Esca have decided to step down from their positions in the Herald staff. They will be sorely missed. their creativity and skill has defined the past two years in this office and I thank them for their service. Give...

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Greetings programs,

Rian and Esca have decided to step down from their positions in the Herald staff. They will be sorely missed. their creativity and skill has defined the past two years in this office and I thank them for their service. Give them a pat on the back if you see them around. They deserve far more.

That said we're opening two positions: Praetor and Magistrate

Applications will be accepted until Saturday the 13th of January 23:59 GMT

Magistrate

What are we looking for?

  • Basic skills in graphics manipulation software (Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Illustrator, Corel, etc.)
  • 24-hour mail turn around
  • A Telegram connection and Trello access are mandatory
  • Readiness to take on some of the most challenging graphics projects in the Brotherhood (#nopressure)

Praetor

All of the above +:

  • Readiness to work with the Herald on high profile projects for the Club
  • Leading and organizing the team in the Herald's absence
  • Motivating staffers and reviewing graphics for approval
  • Reviewing and approving member's Avatars
  • Reviewing and approving Graphics and Multimedia Competitions
  • Patience and a willingness to learn from the Herald
  • Willingness to give constructive criticism to the staff
  • Leading and engaging with the Art community

Send all applications including a portfolio of at least 5-10 of your most recent works to [Log in to view e-mail addresses]

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Dark Brotherhood, Mav and I reviewed several applications for the Taldryan Consul and have decided to select Rian Taldrya. Rian's application was well thought out and several members of Taldryan supported his efforts to return to the...

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Mav and I reviewed several applications for the Taldryan Consul and have decided to select Rian Taldrya. Rian's application was well thought out and several members of Taldryan supported his efforts to return to the Clan's top leadership spot. Please take the time to congratulate him on his new job.

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Greetings all, The holidays were a little busier than I anticipated, and we have not yet had a chance to review all of the applications we received for Consul of Taldryan. However, with the holidays coming to a close, the Grand Master and I are...

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Greetings all,

The holidays were a little busier than I anticipated, and we have not yet had a chance to review all of the applications we received for Consul of Taldryan. However, with the holidays coming to a close, the Grand Master and I are reviewing applications and intend to make a decision in the next few days. If you are still planning on submitting an application, submit your application to the Grand Master and myself as soon as possible for consideration. We are aiming for a decision before the end of the week, and may make a decision sooner.

Thank you,

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Deputy Grand Master

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