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This will be short and sweet. After reviewing all applications sent, I have chosen Marcus Kiriyu as my new Praetor. Marcus has past experience in the Academy and his ideas for the direction of the Academy match mine. If you sent in a valid...

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This will be short and sweet. After reviewing all applications sent, I have chosen Marcus Kiriyu as my new Praetor. Marcus has past experience in the Academy and his ideas for the direction of the Academy match mine. If you sent in a valid application you should be receiving an email soon.

Thanks to all of the applicants!

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Important message from the office of the Taldryan Consul: Last night, forces of Taldryan have attacked the former imperial prison known as the Bastion on the moon Orth. Once the lead ship of the imperial garrison of the Caelus system, the Imperial...

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Important message from the office of the Taldryan Consul:

Last night, forces of Taldryan have attacked the former imperial prison known as the Bastion on the moon Orth. Once the lead ship of the imperial garrison of the Caelus system, the Imperial I-class Stardestroyer was repurposed into a prison after a coup following the events of the galactic concordance. Over the past decade, the prison became a tolerated black market for salvaged technology with more recent intel indicating that terrorists were working on restoring the Bastion for their own use. Well aware of this imminent danger to the Caelus system and its citizens, Astor Ky'Lian reached out to the forces of Taldryan, requesting the Clan's assistance in dealing with the threat.

Following the request, Taldryan sent out two strike teams.

During the first attack wave, Warlord Andrelious Mimosa-Inahj and Licon Inahj led an aerial attack against the Stardestroyer's anti-air artillery which was countered by the Bastion mobilizing its lone functioning Tie-Fighter squadron. The following skirmish above the stardestroyer allowed a second strike team including Prophet Halcyon Rokir Taldrya, Mystic Justinios Drake, Savant Arvalis Raith and Colonel Quejo to enter the Bastion unnoticed through maintenance shafts.

After dealing with initial resistance, the second strike team successfully made its way to the ships main-reactor where they placed Ion-grenades in strategical positions to deal the most non destructive damage to the Bastion.

When the second team reported its mission objective as success, a specialized exfiltration team was sent to the Bastions main hangar to pick up the second strike team and return it to the Paragon that had moved into an orbit above Orth to provide heavy direct-fire in case the mission turns out unsuccessful.

Neither happened and the two Taldryan strike teams returned save and sound to the Paragon with the Bastion's main reactor being disabled.

Chapter III: The Bastion – Results and Canonfication

1st Place: Halcyon Rokir Taldrya and Justinios Drake

2nd Place: Arvalis Raith and Quejo

3rd Place: Andrelious Mimosa-Inahj and Kookimarissia Mimosa-Inahj

1st Place: Arvalis Raith

2nd Place: Raistline Taldrya Majere

3rd Place: Justinios Drake

1st Place: Arvalis Raith

2nd Place Raistline Taldrya Majere

3rd Place Andrelious Mimosa-Inahj

1st Arvalis Raith

2nd Justinios Drake and Raistline Taldrya Majere

4th Andrelious Mimosa-Inahj and Halcyon Rokir Taldrya

6th Quejo

7th Kookimarissia Mimosa-Inahj

Thank you for all your submissions you gave me quite a hard time grading the events of this chapter. As for the parts that will become canon, both the graphics submitted by Arvalis and Raistline will become official canon with Arvalis artwork being displayed on the underside of the Bastion should it ever get skyborn again and Raistline's work becoming the noseart for the Bastion's Tie-Fighter squadron.

As for the Co-Op fiction, each of the three teams submitted outstanding fictions and I would have loved to give all of them a 1 st Place but this was out of discussion. However to make up for this I contacted all of them and discussed the above mission report that gives all of them a canon appearance.

Chapter III: The Bastion – Aftermath

In return for our continued assistance in the local governments fight against the terrorist Vishes and his followers, Astor Ky'Lian has decided to grant the Clan control over a small sector on Chyron. while largely used for industrial purposes in the past, this sector includes a spaceport large enough to service capital starships and several construction sites to build us a new home as well as direct access to the other two sectors of the colonized parts of the ecunemopolis.

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Hello If you missed Drac’s Fist Report, make sure you give it a read. For he mentioned important information you should know. I would like to thank Drac for this opportunity. I recently served as Magistrate and now am proud to serve as Praetor....

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Hello

If you missed Drac’s Fist Report, make sure you give it a read. For he mentioned important information you should know.

I would like to thank Drac for this opportunity. I recently served as Magistrate and now am proud to serve as Praetor. Donny and Edgar, it was a pleasure working with you both. Thank you for all of your guidance. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Now, a big welcome to the new magistrates! Justinios and Ayden, looking forward to working with the both of you during your time in the office.

A little about myself, I joined the DJB just over 3 years ago. Gaming is what attracted me into the DJB in which resulted in many friendships. I am by far not the best at gaming but have fun and enjoy gaming with others. For supported games I enjoy Overwatch the most (Once I get my new graphics you shall see). Every once and awhile I’ll play some HoTS or Battlefront. Non supported games I enjoy Borderlands, along with Horizon Zero Dawn and the Tomb Raider games just to name a few. Enough of myself for now on to the good stuff!

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Gaming News and Updates

At the end of May Overwatch had it’s two year anniversary event! Making past and new items available to collect and a rotation of past events within the arcade. A new map was added for FFA: Deathmatch named Petra. Also you can now play FFA: Deathmatch in competitive mode! For more information check out the latest patch notes. Also, with the help of the free weekend to play. Overwatch became the number one platform for activity for the month of May!

Heroes of the Storm came to a very close second in activity for May! A new event had started on May 22nd ending on June 11th, Nexomania! Thru questlines you could earn new rewards within the game. Starting June 12th-July 9th will be a new event! It is called Echoes of Alterac! Where the Horde and alliance battle on the new map Alterac Pass. Check out the latest patch notes for more information.

Season 13 came to a close within Diablo 3. Congrats to the winners Rulvak, Valhavoc and Gavriel. Season 14 will be staring up on June 15th: The Season of Greed. During the season treasure goblins will be doubled, which means twice the loot!

Hearthstone has had some updates as well. A new event Taverns of Time starts June 11th, ending July 3rd. Don’t miss out on the free golden pack day on June 13th!

Destiny 2’s Year 2 expansion will be arriving this fall. Check out the latest news on Bungie.

Important Force Arena update

Due to the announcement of the age regulation that has come into affect. The guild within Force Arena is monitored by the fist office, in this case the regulation will apply there as well. With that said all members within the guild or applying moving forward must have their force arena ID added to their dossier. Those that are in the guild already. Please double check that your dossier is updated, or you will be exiled from the guild.

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FIST Gaming Competitions

Member Created Competitions

Would you like to see a certain type of gaming competition? Feel free to create one, any questions or suggestions please feel free to contact a member of the FIST staff.

  • Dozens of Games II - Coming Very Soon! Series of flash games every week! Check them out.

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Weekly and Saturday Pendant of Blood Awardees

Congratulations to the following:

Weekly PoB’s

  • 20 - 25 May 18: No matches Played.

  • 27 May - 1 June 18: Jafits

  • 3 - 8 June 18: Matches forwarded to following week. Not enough participation.

Saturday PoB’s

  • 26 May 18: Raiju

  • 2 June 18: No Matches Played.

Gaming Information

  • Supported Games - List and information on games supported by the brotherhood.

  • Rites of Combat - Rules to follow when gaming.

  • Fist-O-Matic - Report PvP matches against other DJB members.

  • Pendant of Blood - How to obtain 6 medals within the different gaming platforms.

  • Cluster Values - List of the gaming platforms to view cluster values and modifiers.

  • Discord - DJB voice server for gaming.

  • Telegram - Chat program that is used within the DJB. Click Here to join the Gaming channel or one of your liking. Make sure you follow the rules at all times.

Contact the FIST Staff

Any questions or concerns please reach out to us. We are here to help.

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Thank You

That concludes my first report as Praetor! Thank you all, and look forward to serving all of you gamers!

Junazee

Praetor to the Fist

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My fellow members of the Brotherhood and Clan Odan-Urr in particular, It is my distinct honor to announce the addition of Alethia Archensova aka Arch and Ruana Suoh aka Jack to the Councillors of Urr. Arch has served in clan summit positions...

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My fellow members of the Brotherhood and Clan Odan-Urr in particular,

It is my distinct honor to announce the addition of Alethia Archensova aka Arch and Ruana Suoh aka Jack to the Councillors of Urr.

Arch has served in clan summit positions continuously since February of 2016 serving as Shan Aedile, Quaestor, Clan Proconsul and currently as our Consul. He’s made his mark DB-wide serving two years as an ACC judge and a year term as an appeals panelist for the COJ. During his summit time Arch took the lead on designing our possessions military, drafted an ACC guide for COU members and worked tirelessly during the GJW coaching and encouraging members during the ACC prelim event. In the time I’ve known Arch he’s been a steadfast leader, source of wise counsel and a pillar of the COU community.

Jack, the man with many character names, has a long history in COU having served at various times as Aedile of House Odan-Urr, Aedile of Hoth and Battleteam Leader of the Knights of Allusis. His biggest contribution to the Clan however, has been the direct impact he has had over the years providing one on one mentorship to a parade of members which includes myself. His last promotion rec contains just a sampling of the testimonials you’ll find if you wander around COU and ask about him. There are few prominent clan members he hasn’t mentored in some way. I’ve often said leadership is about more than position and Jack embodies that. He invests great deals of time into other members, not because it’s his job or because it’s going to get him the spotlight, he does it because under that grumpy exterior he really does care about the members.

I’m honored to announce this small recognition of the service and leadership both these members have given to clan. I also know this is not the end for their service and look forward to working with them for years to come. Congrats gents, we’ve saved you rocking chairs on the porch.

Turel Sorenn
Councillor of Urr

In addition to the above, I want to just say thank you to both Arch and Jack for everything they’ve done for Odan-Urr and the DB over the years. Some of my first experiences in the Clan were via these two individuals and I’m still alive to tell the tale. But seriously, great work to both of you. This Clan wouldn't be the same without you. :)

Sushi is on you!

Aura Ta’var
PCON, Odan-Urr

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Greetings all, As you all are aware, the Headmaster, Farrin Xies, announced his plan to retire a little over two weeks ago. I know I speak for the whole of the Dark Council when I say that Farrin will be missed, both as a steady hand in guiding...

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Greetings all,

As you all are aware, the Headmaster, Farrin Xies, announced his plan to retire a little over two weeks ago. I know I speak for the whole of the Dark Council when I say that Farrin will be missed, both as a steady hand in guiding the growth and maintenace of the Shadow Academy, and as a trusted advisor and friend on the Dark Council. Farrin was always willing to assist other projects and work with Councilors to make the Brotherhood a better place for all of us. For that, Farrin, thank you, and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

Farrin's departure was expected, and so we had ample time to accept applications for Headmaster. Our membership did not disappoint and filling Farrin's shoes was no easy task. We received several excellent applications from across our Brotherhood from individuals with varying degrees of experience in the Shadow Academy. Ultimately, after consulting with the Dark Council, including the current Headmaster and a former Headmaster now serving as Justicar, I ultimately decided that Daniel "Seraphol" Stevens, current Praetor to the Headmaster, will become our next Headmaster. Seraphol's application demonstrated a thorough understanding of the Academy, its current state, and how best to move it forward. I'm excited to have him join our Dark Council and look forward to working with him on improving the Shadow Academy.

Please, join me in thanking Farrin for his exemplary service and congratulating Seraphol in his ascension to Headmaster of the Shadow Academy!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
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Howdy all! Before he stepped down, Jac and I had planned a huge revamp of the CoJ courses offered in the Shadow Academy. JST because he is no longer Justicar, though, doesn't mean his successor Bubba let this fall through the cracks. I'm...

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Howdy all!

Before he stepped down, Jac and I had planned a huge revamp of the CoJ courses offered in the Shadow Academy. JST because he is no longer Justicar, though, doesn't mean his successor Bubba let this fall through the cracks. I'm pleased to announce the release of the first course in this new sequence, Chamber of Justice 101: A Primer on Member Conduct. It is live and ready for you to learn how to not get CoJ'ed now.

-Farrin

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For the past week and a half, the Dark Council has been discussing the potential impact of the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the DB. Some of you may be aware of the GDPR through work or the news, but even if you...

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For the past week and a half, the Dark Council has been discussing the potential impact of the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the DB. Some of you may be aware of the GDPR through work or the news, but even if you aren't familiar with it I'm sure you've seen its effects in the last few weeks as companies scramble to revise their privacy policies and data collection practices. Below, I will explain in more depth why it is necessary for us to make changes as well.

We have identified a number of steps that are required to bring the DB into compliance with the GDPR. Most of the changes will be fairly painless and simply involve shifting from an implied consent standard (e.g., signing up for the club = consent to be contacted) to an affirmative consent standard (e.g., you must now click a checkbox to affirmatively consent to be contacted by the DB when signing up). You will all see some of these changes roll out over the next few days as James works his magic.

There are two more complex issues that necessitated amending the Covenant. The first and most significant is the imposition of a new minimum membership age (16 years old) along with stricter enforcement of parental consent requirements. The second is the implementation of the EU's new "right to be forgotten," which requires us to amend our current policy limiting dossier removal.

But I don't want to bury the lede: I presented proposed amendments to the Electorate Monday morning. After the mandatory 48 discussion period ended today, I called for a vote. The amendments passed by a vote of 15 to 1.

As a result, all DB members must now be at least 16 years old or provide written parental consent for membership. This rule applies to everyone regardless of citizenship or residency, and no one is grandfathered-in. Mav and I will be reaching out to those whom we believe to be under 16 to explain the rule change and give them an opportunity to obtain parental consent before GDPR goes into effect on Friday.

What is GDPR and why does it matter? (warning: many words)

The GDPR is the EU's new data protection regulation, and it becomes enforceable on May 25th. In brief, and as relevant for our purposes, the GDPR imposes new, strict requirements for obtaining lawful consent to use an EU resident's personal data, including email addresses, usernames, and IP addresses. It also grants a "right to be forgotten," which gives EU residents a nearly-absolute right to have their personal data corrected or deleted.

The GDPR clearly applies to all commercial entities, but carves out an exception for data processing by "a natural person in the course of a purely personal or household activity." That exception might cover what we do here: we are engaged in purely social and artistic pursuits with no commercial, political, or charitable angle. Unfortunately, the EU's prior privacy Directive, which GDPR supersedes, included the same "purely personal or household activity" exception, and it was interpreted very strictly: even social network users with large numbers of third party contacts can fall outside the scope of the exception and be fully subject to the regulation, as absurd as that might seem. For example, under the GDPR, a Facebook user with thousands of "friends" would be required to obtain affirmative consent from those "friends" to be able to use any of their personal data including names and photos; that Facebook user would also be required to delete all of a "friend's" data from his account if requested, or be subject to fines.

The GDPR purports to apply worldwide, which means that even US-based organizations could be subject to EU enforcement actions for violating the regulation. Maximum penalties for violations of the GDPR can reach 20 million euros. It's fairly unrealistic to think the DB would ever incur such a penalty. Likewise, it isn't clear, as a practical matter, how the EU would directly enforce the GDPR in the US. Instead, the real threat is that our web hosting service or any other data processing service that our site uses might cut us off to protect their own EU-based assets.

If you conceive of risk as a function of the probability of a harm times the magnitude of that harm, then this is a high risk situation for the club not because it's likely to become a problem but because if it ever does become a problem it could be catastrophic. As such, I think it's important that we make a good faith effort to comply with the Regulation's basic requirements. Most of those changes are being handled behind the scenes and will involve asking all DB members to affirmatively consent to the DB storing their data and using their contact methods. Two changes, however, required amending the Covenant:

The GDPR requires affirmative consent to data processing/contacting. For children under the age of 16, that consent can only be provided by a parent. This is similar to current US law, which requires parental consent for those under 13, though it covers more of our membership. Thankfully, the GDPR doesn't require us to ask everyone who signs up if they're old enough; we only have to "make reasonable efforts," when we learn of an underage signup, "to verify in such cases that consent is given or authorised by the holder of parental responsibility over the child, taking into consideration available technology."

The original Covenant did not set a minimum membership age. However, because the GDPR prohibits us from processing any EU resident data without affirmative consent -- and without knowing how strictly these provisions will be enforced -- we cannot simply turn a blind eye to underage joins. Therefore, I proposed a new minimum age of 16 years old, along with the authority for the GM + JST to lock down dossiers belonging to anyone determined to be under 16 who does not have parental consent to be a member. This change applies to all members, regardless of country of residence, for three primary reasons: first and foremost, I'm very uncomfortable with the idea of setting different rules for members based on residency or citizenship (or, frankly, even asking for that information); second, I think it is preferable to limit the amount of personal information that the DB collects about its members; and, third, it is simply very difficult to determine the residency of magic internet space wizards.

Right to Be Forgotten

The second Covenant change enacts the GDPR's new "Right to be Forgotten." Previously, we permitted a single dossier deletion for non-convicted members and absolutely prohibit deletions for convicted members. The amended Covenant now permits an unlimited number of dossier deletions by anyone (again, not based on residency), with the understanding that we will retain limited non-public information (username, email, IP addresses, etc.) for convicted members for the purpose of protecting the the integrity of the DB's information systems and membership rolls. Limits on the creation of new dossiers will remain in effect.

The Amended Sections

Amended Section 2.01(b)
Right to Membership – Every person that follows the rules of this Covenant and has signed up for and agreed to the terms and conditions of joining the Brotherhood has the right to be a member of the Brotherhood, provided that they are at least 16 years of age or have sent written parental consent for membership to the Grand Master, Justicar, and Master at Arms. Violations of the Covenant may result in a loss of the right to membership.

New Section 2.01(b)(i)
Disposition of Underage Dossiers – When the Grand Master determines that a person under the age of 16 has created a dossier without providing written parental consent for membership, the Grand Master shall, with the agreement of the Justicar, immediately suspend the dossier from all positions within the Brotherhood, deactivate the dossier, remove access to the database, and remove the dossier's contact methods from all modes of Brotherhood communication or other media (such as gaming servers).

New Section 2.01(b)(ii)
Notification and Restoration of Underage Dossiers – The Grand Master shall immediately notify the person who created the suspended dossier of the suspension and inform the person that the dossier will be restored when (1) written parental consent for membership is provided to the Grand Master, Justicar, and Master at Arms; or (2) the person is at least 16 years of age.

Amended Section 2.02(b)
Removal of Dossier – A member has the right to have his dossier permanently removed from the Brotherhood website subject to limitations outlined in this Section. However, a person that requests removal of his dossier does so with the understanding that it is permanent and the dossier will never be permitted to be restored. Upon removal of the member’s dossier, the person no longer has any rights of members under the Covenant. For the purpose of clarity, the term “removed” is used instead of “deleted” in this section because the data from dossiers may remain in encrypted backup data of the website and there is no way to delete all dossier references. Therefore, the active website will have no record of the dossier, as the dossier will have been removed from the active website. In the unlikely event that a previously-removed dossier is restored to the active website via a backup, that dossier will be removed as soon as possible.

Amended Section 2.02(e)
Limitations on Creation of New Dossiers – There is no limit on the number of times a member may have a dossier removed. However, use of the right to have a dossier removed to illicitly restart a dossier when prohibited by the Covenant or without permission from the Master at Arms is a form of cloning and subject to penalties through the Chamber of Justice.

Amended Section 2.02(f)
Limitations on Removal of Dossiers for Members Convicted by the Chamber of Justice – Notwithstanding the right of all members to have a dossier removed, information related to members convicted by the Chamber of Justice including character names, contact methods, IP addresses, and records of any investigations and trials, will be maintained in a non-public form for the purposes of protecting the integrity of the Brotherhood’s data systems and preventing the fraudulent creation of new dossiers. If a previously-convicted member creates a new dossier, the new dossier will be removed and the member will be charged with cloning. No honors or medals on the new dossier will be transferred to the old dossier.

These changes are now in effect. The wiki will be updated soon to reflect the changes, but until then please refer to this news post if you're looking for the new rules.

I want to be perfectly clear that none of these changes were prompted by the actions of any particular member, and that locking-down underage dossiers is not a punishment and does not reflect any wrongdoing on the part of the person who created it. If a person under 16 has a dossier locked down and later turns 16 or provides parental consent, the dossier will be fully restored including awards, rank, etc.

I anticipate a lot of you will have questions or concerns about these changes. Please feel free to reach out to me by email or on telegram and I'll be happy to discuss this. For reference: Original Covenant language and amendments, with and without track changes.

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Members of the Dark Brotherhood, Dark Adept Dacien Victae’s appointment to the position of Justicar has made him ineligible to continue his service as one of the two temporary voting members of the Star Chamber. Section 3.02 of the Covenant,...

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Members of the Dark Brotherhood,

Dark Adept Dacien Victae’s appointment to the position of Justicar has made him ineligible to continue his service as one of the two temporary voting members of the Star Chamber.

Section 3.02 of the Covenant, Membership in the Star Chamber, details the requirements for the selection process of Temporary Voting Members. The nomination fell to me during this period and the Star Chamber held a week of discussions on the matter.

I am happy to announce the selection of Adept Malik Sadow as our newest Star Chamber member. Malik will serve a two year period starting today.

  • for the DB historians/lawyers, no veto was used in the process.

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Greetings all, It is with a heavy heart I inform you all that we have learned from his family that Frosty Romanae Tarantae, a member of our club for more than 14 years, passed away last week. Frosty was a remarkable member, a mentor to many, and a...

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Greetings all,

It is with a heavy heart I inform you all that we have learned from his family that Frosty Romanae Tarantae, a member of our club for more than 14 years, passed away last week. Frosty was a remarkable member, a mentor to many, and a friend to many more. He was known for his friendliness and incredible gaming ability, and he left an indelible mark on so many in our club, particularly in Tarentum. Even for those of us that were never part of Tarentum, Frosty was instantly recognizable for how unlike his name he was: he was engaging and friendly and always happy to try to help others in our online community. And as those that had the privilege of meeting him in person have attested, Frosty was all this and more in the real world as a loving father and a loyal brother. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones.

I know that Frosty's memory will not soon fade from those he touched here. Please consider the comments in this news post an opportunity to share memories of Frosty if you would like.

Telaris "Mav" Cantor

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But Wally, why would you lead a news post with that gif, you might ask? Well, I just wanted to share some quick updates with everyone, and it just felt appropriate... New Species: Weequay! Bale/Cyris submitted a proposal right before GJWXII for...

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But Wally, why would you lead a news post with that gif, you might ask? Well, I just wanted to share some quick updates with everyone, and it just felt appropriate...

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New Species: Weequay!

Bale/Cyris submitted a proposal right before GJWXII for one of my favorite species in the SW universe. I had talked about it with Sarin at the time, and we agreed that it would be a great Species to include as a few other members (including myself) expressed interest in their use. For anyone that knows who my favorite character in Star Wars is (next to BB-8), then you know why this Species is so appealing to me. Unfortunately...it kind of slipped through the cracks of all the other work I had been doing, but I was finally able to sit down and review them thanks to Cyris’ excellent proposal. And so:

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Thanks to some admin and wiki-work from TuQ, the Voice Staff is proud to introduce the addition of Weequay as a playable Species!

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The timing works out well, I believe, with the launch of the Shroud Syndicate. I have a few ideas for some NPCs for the DC factions already in mind, and I’ll talk more about the Shroud in a bit.

Wiki Page Updates

Besides the addition of the Weequay, I’ve done a bit of housekeeping on the Wiki.

Voice Staff Resources Hub
  • Created by the Voice Staff, the Voice Staff Resource Hub will cover all of the relevant resources and documentation pertaining to the various fiction departments that make up the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. Here you will find links to policies, guidelines, and other information pertaining to Fictions, Run-Ons, the ACC, and the Character Sheet System.

Remember this old thing? Either people have gotten tired of me referencing it, or it really has become a go-to resource for members. The hub was designed and is still intended to be a one-stop routing hub to answer any question you might have relating to the Voice office and the club's fictional systems. The biggest update here is that I’ve moved the summary of Voice Reports and Updates to its own separate page. These were a hold over from a time where we were making rapid-fire changes, and members were not looking to reports for answers and were missing vital information. I think our culture has evolved a bit since those times, which is great because Atra and I realized that we write a lot of damn reports and it's added up, I tell you!

The hub now links instead to the Voice Report Repository, which will, for the time being, continue to be updated with summaries of each report and update.

Voice of the Brotherhood Article

Working alongisde the rest of the DC, I’ve made some updates to the Voice of the Brotherhood wiki article. This mostly updates some of the bullet points of responsibility that have evolved since I took over the role. Most of these tasks are things I expect future Voices to adhere to, but I also know that things are always evolving and shifting to meet the demands of our growing organization. I’ve also attempted to clarify the Voice Staff relationship to the ACC Staff. This organization chart should do a good job showing it off.

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In short, the Voice works side by side with the CM and ACC team. But the CM is mostly reporting to the DGM and GM, not the Voice. So, technically, the judges are safe from my wrath. (Sorry Atty, TuQ, and Mauro).

Shroud Syndicate - Launch

For anyone that has been living under a rock, the Shroud Syndicate is finally here! A compliment to its other three sister Societies — the Inquisitorius, Shadow Academy, and the Grand Master’s Royal Guard — the Shroud is an extension of the Herald's domain over the underworld, mercenary, and pirating factions that are prominent in the galaxy at large. It gives members yet another “theme” to explore with their characters.

Keep in mind, even with the addition of the Shroud, there is only so much the respective Societies can provide for any given characters. It is ultimately up to you to see how you can work some/none/all of these elements into your character, or to not do so at all. Keep an open mind, and take a second to appreciate all the work that went into it.

See Vyr’s newspost here, the new wiki page here, and take the exam to join here.

Teaser: “ACE”

An acronym for Arx Capital Exchange, ACE is Evant’s foray into adding some fictional flavor to the Regent role. Expect some more on this in coming updates as Evant and I play with the fictional development of the DC’s sub factions and societies!

May the 4th Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Legendary Encounter II competition. We had 12 entries, which is short of last year's mark, but still a pretty good turn out. I had run a poll the week prior asking what kind of event members wanted, and did expect to get a few more entries. However, it was a short timeframe, so I want to thank everyone who took the time and tried the competition out. I’ve left individual feedback on each entry as well.

Congrats to the overall winners!

Other Musings

Bubba (Dacien) is the new Justicar. Thank you, Jac, for everything, it was a privilege and honor getting to serve on the DC with you. But oh hey, Bubba. ‘Sup. Farrin is leaving me. Abandoning me. He is going to retire, or something, leaving me to suffer Howie’s abuse alone. Farrin has been an absolute, all around stud and I’ve had such a good experience working with him since my first day joining the DC. He was hugely helpful with stepping up to learn ACC grading during the War in a pinch, and helped me out with the grading of fictions. The DC will miss him. Dracy posted a supplemntal newspost that you should attend to and read. Drac is bae.

That’s about it for now. We had a nice #AskTheVoice sessions on Telegram that I’m going to leave on there. Feel like you’re missing out? Join the fun in [Fiction Chat! - Log in to view join link]

Thank you,

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