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Great Jedi War XII has now finished! As the Great Jedi War comes to a close, I wanted to congratulate all of you on a hard fought effort and an incredible event! Twenty seven competitions and five weeks later, we have reached the finish line....

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Great Jedi War XII has now finished!

As the Great Jedi War comes to a close, I wanted to congratulate all of you on a hard fought effort and an incredible event! Twenty seven competitions and five weeks later, we have reached the finish line. Participation was exceptional across the event, as we received more than 1600 total entries across the three phases - not counting all of the many team events. Members from across the Brotherhood exceeded expectations and gave the Collective - and other Clans - quite a run for their money!

With the event finished, you can expect additional posts from the Dark Council soon, including fictional updates, preliminary results, and feedback requests. We are aiming for final results end of next week, because the holiday coming up here for some of us will require a break in our grading, but there will be updates prior to the final results.

Congratulations again... and see all of you again soon!

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Greetings Everyone, The GJW's conclusion is rapidly approaching and will hit in roughly ten hours. Please be sure to get in those last minute entries. You can check the remaining time on the competition page. Be sure you have your time zone...

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Greetings Everyone,

The GJW's conclusion is rapidly approaching and will hit in roughly ten hours. Please be sure to get in those last minute entries. You can check the remaining time on the competition page. Be sure you have your time zone updated on your dossier for the time to actually be right for you!

Good luck. We can't wait to read the final entries.

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Greetings, I am opening up applications for the 14th Appeals Panel. I would like to thank Lexic, Arch, and Alaris for their service on the 13th Appeals Panel. They have been an excellent part of my team and I have been grateful for their help. I...

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Greetings,

I am opening up applications for the 14th Appeals Panel. I would like to thank Lexic, Arch, and Alaris for their service on the 13th Appeals Panel. They have been an excellent part of my team and I have been grateful for their help. I have recommended a wee shiny for each as a thanks.

The Appeals Panel consists of three members from among the Dark Brotherhood's units. Each term of the Appeals Panel is one year (sometimes extended if in the midst of a trial). This term will run until October 31, 2018.

Appeals Panel members can expect to be more than "on call" for a trial issue. As Justicar, I sometimes use the Appeals Panel members as quasi-magistrates, assigning them tasks so they can help with the Chamber of Justice. This upcoming panel will be in place during the creation of new Shadow Academy Courses regarding the Covenant. Appeals Panel members receive a small credit stipend (about as must as a Steel Cross for the 6 months service) and are eligible for other awards from the Justicar for good service. Appeals Panel members also get the ability to serve on the CoJ team, and a seat on the Appeals Panel can be good experience for possible service as a Hand of Justice in the future. Please be advised that if you apply for an Appeals Panel position and are accepted, you will not be eligible to serve as a Hand of Justice for the upcoming term, which starts on January 1, 2018, and for which applications will be opened mid-December.

I have created a Google form application for people to fill out to express their interest. Applications are due on Sunday, November 12, 2017, by 11:59 PM EST. Remember: there are three open spots, so your chances are great! Just fill out the form and make sure you can fulfill a 12-month term

Here is the application form.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Dilly dilly!

Jac Cotelin

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Greetings Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to send out a few tips for the GJW Phase II Battle Plan. In the past real world military members have graded the battle plans and that has led to the inclusion of many "real world" tactics...

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Greetings Everyone,

I wanted to take a moment to send out a few tips for the GJW Phase II Battle Plan. In the past real world military members have graded the battle plans and that has led to the inclusion of many "real world" tactics and strategies. It has also included many teams submitting their battle plans in five paragraph operations order format (/me shudders). Please see my comments to a team that went out earlier today and take them into consideration as you design your Veers like masterpiece.

  1. The GJW XII Battle Plan event is not the Command and General Staff College's Torch Exam. The tactics of Napoleon in the Montenotte Campaign, Scipio's harassment of Carthage to lure Hannibal home, or General Perkins conducting the Thunder Run are all irrelevant here. Do not constrain your submission based on real life.

  2. Spatial and Temporal real world restrictions are not present in Star Wars. Speed is multiplicative with the inclusion of artificial intelligence, machine learning, enhanced or automated fire controls, increased range and lethality of weapon systems, swarm technology, supersonic delivery of people and munitions, and enhanced-human battlefield decision making processes. Future tech all but eliminates real world concepts of mass, offense, and defense. 3:1 offensive to defensive ratios and linear fronts should be replaced with a non-contiguous battlefield.

You are an advanced expeditionary force capable of theater or even planetary strike within seconds due to the equipment and capability at your hands. Every assumption based on current state or even future warfare should be challenged or ignored on these battle plans.

Lastly, our actual Command and General Staff College graduates are not grading the battle plans (we have two). Star Wars fans will be grading them. I'd keep that in mind when thinking about how the authors put together the mission prompt. I'd look for potential areas to exploit or for creative freedom to put forward a battle plan that allows you to really conduct a plan how you want.

Good luck to all of you.

Thanks!

GM Pravus

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All, This is just a quick note to let everyone know that we have identified an issue with the Phase 2 GJW competition sponsored by the Shadow Academy, Blast from the Past. When the course was enabled for the beginning of the competition, a coding...

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All,

This is just a quick note to let everyone know that we have identified an issue with the Phase 2 GJW competition sponsored by the Shadow Academy, Blast from the Past. When the course was enabled for the beginning of the competition, a coding error tripped autograding on. This also allowed people to retake the exam. The issue has been corrected. Retake scores will be tossed out and only original scores will be used for placement in the competition. I'm working with James to also pull times for completion to use for tie-breaking.

We apologize for the error, and thank the eagle-eyed member who caught it.

-Farrin

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Nancora Space On board the Skylla Collective Flagship Captain Sul Pahlee studied the battle against the combined strength of the Brotherhood’s Clans with a fist clenched at his side. Despite Rath’s careful planning and all the traps they had...

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Nancora Space
On board the Skylla
Collective Flagship

Captain Sul Pahlee studied the battle against the combined strength of the Brotherhood’s Clans with a fist clenched at his side.

Despite Rath’s careful planning and all the traps they had laid, the Brotherhood was more coordinated than they had anticipated. While the Clans did not move as one cohesive force–or anything resembling an organized singular fleet for that matter–they were not firing on one another. In their own disparate ways, each Clan fleet was focusing efforts on punching through the Collective’s defensive formation around Nancora’s orbit. No single Clan seemed to be responsible for the successful strike, but whatever loose temporary allegiance they had formed he was sure would not last for long.

Indeed. Sul had no doubt that once the dust settled, there would be dissent among the Clan’s. Fingers would be pointed, and they would quickly fall back on their petty squabbles. This was why Sul Pahlee had defected from the Iron Navy to follow Rath. The Collective was everything that the Brotherhood could become, if only they could unite and rally behind a singular vision and purpose. That was a topic for another day, however.

Captain Pahlee had more pressing matters at hand. The Braga had been destroyed. Brotherhood forces managed to infiltrate modified heavy cruiser and disabled it’s prototype systems. With the powercore overloaded, it had burst into a brilliant cloud of fire and shrapnel, taking out two other cruisers in Battle Group Abellio.

Just like that, years of careful research and development were suddenly gone. The engineers, of course, had insisted on seeing their work in action, so there was no telling how many of those minds were now floating uselessly in the void. Pahlee did not know their names, really. He did not know all of their families. But he knew that Rath Oligard did. Pahlee felt a tinge of pride knowing that after it was all over, Rath would take the time to acknowledge each of the affected families. Personally. It was just another one of the many reasons Pahlee trusted Rath and believed so feverently in his cause.

“Captain: enemy ships are breaking through our blockade and proceeding towards the surface,” a tactical officer called out across the bridge.

“Understood,” Pahlee nodded once to himself as his mind churned mechanically through battle logistics. “Lieutenant: inform the Supreme Leader and alert General Diss’are to prepare the ground forces. ” The Zabrak captain’s eyes flicked towards the readouts to his left. “Have the Caladi and Kamea cover the Jamai. We can’t lose another prototype like that.” Pahlee made a decisive chopping motion with his hand for emphasis.

“And what of the remaining ships?” the officer called back.

“Show them what a true navy looks like,” Captain Pahlee replied cooly. The crew responded with a unified verbal salute of solidarity.

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The Brotherhood has struck back at the Collective and is making a push for capital city of Axio. Click here to read the full update!

Written by: Marick Tyris

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Phase II - Go

Phase II is in full swing. See the Grand Master’s latest news post as a primer.

Phase II - Fiction


Fiction - Survival - This a really unique event. The prompt is a Scenario, which means there is a bit more structure than a typical prompt would have. I left a few things open ended, and tried to allow for as much flexibility and creativity as possible for you as writers. If you have any questions at all please let me know.

I will reiterate the Special Condition for this event:

The winning entry in this competition will have the chance (at the author's discretion) to become the survivor that becomes canonized as part of the Great Jedi War XII: Retribution official storyline!

Basically, this means that even though all of you are writing for the same prompt, the winning entry (with the authors permission of course) will get added to the GJWXII storyline and become a part of DB Canon history :).


Event Long Events

Combat Writing Prompt - These are being graded by the Combat Master, and serve as an easy way to earn participation credit for members that aren't ACC Qualified or weren't able to get in on the Phase I ACC Ladder!


Run-On - If you're having problems forming a team, contact your Clan Summit. 2-person teams are eligible to garner participation credit, they just wont' be able to place.


Wally's Run-On tips:
  1. Half the event is already over. Do not leave everything to the last day. Trust me.
  2. Each member needs to post three (3) times to qualify. Remember that the minimum word requirement per post is 250 words. So, instead of stressing too much on making everything work perfectly in the opening posts, focus on shorter posts to make sure everyone is able to get their three posts in. Just one of many approaches to doing a team writing event like this.
  3. Back and forth transitions between writers is the fun, unique part of ROs. Make sure you are having fun, and don't stress so much on planning/outlines. Otherwise you never start, or start late, and end up rushing your outline.
  4. Have fun. ROs are really unique and even if you don't win, they are where I personally have drawn a lot of character development from. It was a cross-unit RO where I first met Atra, actually. I won't forget it, and it probably lead to our long term friendship as peers and leaders in the club.

Any updates or news posts that we make are being recorded and tracked here on the wiki for transparency. This includes things like event detail changes and other administrative changes that happen in real-time and we are deploying hot-fixes for.

  • Read the plot updates for GJWXII: Retribution here.
  • To follow the events of the Twelfth Great Jedi War, please see the Wikipedia article.
  • For information on The Collective, please see the Wikipedia page here.
  • For more information on the Collective, also see the Faction Page.
  • For information on the Collective stronghold where the War is taking place, see the Nancora wiki article.
  • To get caught up on the story arcs and current fictional climate of the Dark Brotherhood, please see the Fiction Center

Final Words

If you guys have any questions, the Dark Council is here to answer your questions. We had some really amazing turnouts for events in Phase I. I personally was shocked to get 80 fiction entires. I've read through over half of them and am very proud of our society in terms of quality and execution. Please make me drown in more fictions. Nothing makes me happier, and as usual if you have questions please, please let me know. I’m excited to see what you guys can bring to the table for the next round.

Show us what you got.

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PHASE II - Live Phase II of the Twelfth Great Jedi War has officially begun. Head over the competitions page to check out all of the Phase II events! Event long competitions are still going strong, and make sure that you’re getting your entries...

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PHASE II - Live

Phase II of the Twelfth Great Jedi War has officially begun. Head over the competitions page to check out all of the Phase II events! Event long competitions are still going strong, and make sure that you’re getting your entries into each bin to maximize your participation credit for your Clan (or fellow Rogues, if you’re cool like Halc and Atra).

Expect a fiction to drop tonight to advance the overarching story plot.

As a reminder, if you have any concerns or issues, please reach out to us at: [Log in to view e-mail addresses].

Grading Update

Grading has commenced on Phase I events. Most have already been graded, and the DC is working around the clock to keep on top of things to make sure we can provide quick results at the conclusion of the event. Results from Phase I will be released once Phase II has been completed as we compile the final standings. We appreciate the patience and understanding.

Any updates or news posts that we make are being recorded and tracked here on the wiki for transparency. This includes things like event detail changes and other administrative changes that happen in real-time and we are deploying hot-fixes for.

  • Read the plot updates for GJWXII: Retribution here.
  • To follow the events of the Twelfth Great Jedi War, please see the Wikipedia article.
  • For information on The Collective, please see the Wikipedia page here.
  • For more information on the Collective, also see the Faction Page.
  • For information on the Collective stronghold where the War is taking place, see the Nancora wiki article.
  • To get caught up on the story arcs and current fictional climate of the Dark Brotherhood, please see the Fiction Center

Final Comments

The Great Jedi War always brings a heightened state of emotions and it is easy for all of us to lose our temper. Members are competing for individual glory and to support their friends/Clans, Consuls are doing their best to look out for their members, and the DC is doing their best to make sure the events are going off without a hitch. I just ask that everyone remember that the DJB's purpose is for all of us to have fun in a Star Wars setting. Enjoy the competition, enjoy the fellowship, but don't go overboard.

The scoring so far (what I've seen) is very close and at this time I am very confident in saying that no single Clan is running away with this war. I wish all of you the best of luck in the remaining weeks.

GM Pravus

*Special Thanks to Wally and the DC for helping a traffic stuck GM with the news post tonight.

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Phase I Ending Soon! Greetings all, As the weekend gets underway, time is running out on Phase I! Phase I ends on 10/30 and there is a brief break before Phase II picks up on Friday of next week. Now is the time to put the finishing touches on...

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Phase I Ending Soon!

Greetings all,

As the weekend gets underway, time is running out on Phase I! Phase I ends on 10/30 and there is a brief break before Phase II picks up on Friday of next week. Now is the time to put the finishing touches on submissions and ensure you pick up the participation bonus from submitting to at least one competition per bin in Phase I! Remember, you can check the GJW XII parent competition to make sure you've participated in all Phase I bins.

Battle Plan Phase I Due 10/30

The Regent has asked that I remind everyone that although the Battle Plan runs the duration of the entire event, the first half entries are due 10/30! Members/teams must submit to this first phase of the BP if they want to place. Members may still enter a battle plan for Phase II for participation only.

Nancora / Axio Clarification

We inadvertently listed Nancora's atmosphere as Type 1/Type 4 in earlier versions of the Nancora wiki page. This was a typo; the atmosphere of the planet is Type 1. However, the air around Axio is so toxic and irradiated environmental suits are required in this region, which will be clear in competition details where relevant. If environmental suits are required in other areas of the planet by a prompt, we will make that clear in the prompt.

Heroes of the Storm: First round matches due 10/30!

As the heading says, the first round of Heroes of the Storm matches are due on 10/30. The Fist has asked me to remind everyone there are no extensions for these matches!

As always, please don't hesitate to ask us any questions you have, and good luck!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Deputy Grand Master

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Quick Great Jedi War Updates Greetings all, The Great Jedi War has been rocking and we've seen hundreds of submissions already! As the Great Jedi War moves into the final week of Phase I, we wanted to bring you some quick updates. We've...

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Quick Great Jedi War Updates

Greetings all,

The Great Jedi War has been rocking and we've seen hundreds of submissions already! As the Great Jedi War moves into the final week of Phase I, we wanted to bring you some quick updates. We've updated Placement Points and provided another two options for Collective Strike. Read on for more details!

Placement Points

As you all know, the unexpected failure of a Flash game caused us to cancel one of our gaming competitions we had slated for Phase I. We've modified placement points for this phase and updated them in competitions, causing a minor increase in points for all competitions and a decent increase for both gaming competitions remaining in this Phase. We've also updated the GJW XII Wiki with placement information, and the Wiki will be the authority in the future if there is ever a typo or confusion over how much competitions are worth.

Collective Strike: Additional Targets Acquired

We've updated the Event Long Collective Strike with two new targets:

These two join a set of three other Collective agents members may take on in Collective Strike.

To provide a bit of additional clarity, this competition is a fiction competition with an explicit combat focus. As this is meant to be a story about the combat between one of these characters and your main character or alt, your entry should tell a story about the combat between these (and potentially other!) characters, and the combat itself should be more than an afterthought if you are interested in placing. The exact 'amount' of combat required is not something that can be easily quantified, and will depend on each member's story. As this is being judged based on the Fiction Rubric, you are a bit more free to introduce elements that might not be possible in the ACC, including other characters, and you are not restricted by what rules may restrict ACC posts. Keep in mind that unlike most fiction competitions, this competition's prompt is explicitly focused on combat. Members may choose any of the targets we list and entries will not be judged based on the perceived difficulty of the combat between the characters, and we strongly encourage creativity in combat and storytelling!

The competition itself has been updated with the above targets and has seen a minor clarification update, to ensure members are aware they may use alts.

Phase I: One Week Left!

Phase I has one week left, with competitions closing on 10/30! We've already seen hundreds of entries and are expecting plenty more. Don't miss out on the extra bonus points by participating in at least one competition per bin! You can track your participation in bins by checking out the GJW XII parent competition and ensure you've got submissions to all of Phase I.

That's it for now, and we hope you enjoy all the competitions GJW XII has to offer! As always, our door is always open, on Telegram or by email.

Good luck!

Telaris "Mav" Cantor
Deputy Grand Master

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Announcement Hello DJB! You all are putting out some incredible matches in the Jedi Academy and Heroes of the Storm Bracket competitions! I wasn’t planning on putting this information out until the mid-war break, but since we’re so far along in...

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Announcement

Hello DJB! You all are putting out some incredible matches in the Jedi Academy and Heroes of the Storm Bracket competitions! I wasn’t planning on putting this information out until the mid-war break, but since we’re so far along in one bracket, I need to get the methodology for placements out to you now so you can all prepare!

Remember. First through Tenth Place matters for the GJW. I’m going to make you work for your placement, even if it doesn’t award Novae. You get points. And points are gooood.

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5th-10th Place Placement Brackets, Explained

Placement for the Jedi Academy Bracket and the HotS 2v2 Bracket will be determined in the following manner:

The Final Four will all play two matches. First, they will compete to determine the top two Jedi Academy Players and HotS Teams in the DJB. The two members or teams who lose in the final four will play each other to determine 3rd and 4th place.

For 5th through 8th place, The four members or teams that lost in the Elite Eight will follow the same manner. They will compete to determine the matchup for 5th and 6th place, while the members or teams who lost their matches will compete for 7th and 8th place.

For 9th and 10th place, the eight members or teams who lost in the Sweet Sixteen will play another bracket.

Both the 5th through 8th place brackets and 9th and 10th place brackets will be randomly seeded.

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The timeframes for the secondary and tertiary brackets should give everyone plenty of time to get matches in. If you have any issues with getting your matches completed, please let me know. I will expect that you have done everything you can to match up with your opponent. Send me the email traffic and telegram logs and I will make a determination on a way ahead.

Thank you all for taking part in the GJW gaming events. I sincerely hope you are all enjoying them!

-Drac

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