Headmaster Report #15


Headmaster Report #15


Crunch time

The big news of the month is the launch of the new Path and Order system that's been in the works for the past few months. If you looked at the timeline in Mav's report, you'll see that the Shadow Academy is going to have three new Order CORE courses launched by Monday, with revisions to DB Basics. We're also going to be shifting the old COREs to the new Department of Legends. As of today, only DB Basics remains in the Department of CORE Studies -- the other six old COREs now reside in Legends. As the new COREs are finalized, they will be added to the CORE Department. Once all five Order COREs are complete, I'll revist the degree structure (particularly for the Lore Maven) and make changes as needed.

CORE revamp status:

  • Phase 1 - 8/21
    • Shift old COREs to Department of Legends - 100% complete
  • Phase 2 - 8/31
    • DB Basics Updates - 90% complete Edit: 100% complete -- it's live
    • Sith CORE - 30% complete
    • Gray CORE - 0%
    • Jedi CORE - 40% complete
  • Phase 3 - later :p
    • Merc CORE - 0%
    • Loyalist CORE - 0%

As you can see, we have a lot left to do to meet our Monday deadline. Write, write, write, edit, edit, edit.

New PROF Needed

I am going to start accepting applications to be the new Professor of CORE Studies. This person will take over primary grading responsibilities for DB Basics and the three soon-to-exist Force-user Order COREs, and will help my team plan and write the two remaining non-Force COREs. This job will require strong organization and writing skills, and a quick (24 hour max) turnaround on grading. Beyond that, no specific requirements. Please send your applications to me and Ood no later than 11:59pm EDT, September 5. I reserve the right to pick someone before that time or to extend the deadline if necessary.

New Courses

Finally, if you haven't noticed already, two new Astronomy courses are now live thanks to Zednich and Lexiconus. Go check out Planets and Moons and Regions of the Galaxy. Once the new CORE push is complete, we'll be turning some attention back to the other Astronomy courses currently on the backburner, so look for more here this Fall.

Top Exam Takers!

Since my last report, the top five exam takers at the SA are:

Name # of Exams
Acolyte Teikhos Seleukides 44
Neophyte Yuh'orah 24
Battlemaster Wraith 22
Neophyte Destin Oceanfel 21
Acolyte Djasei Brevis 21

Great work, everyone!


As always, I'd like to close this report by asking for your help. The SA is a massive wall of text that covers ever-shifting topics and is prone to typos and run-on sentences. If you spot substantive or grammatical problems, please let me, Ood, and the course PROF know so that we can fix them ASAP. As we work through the Departments during the audit, we're also going to be asking for help reading and editing -- if you have any particular expertise, let us know when we announce the next Department being audited. There are shiny things available. :P


Adept Dacien Victae di Plagia
Headmaster of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood


Journeyman Hall update: Essentials course relating to ranks has been updated. I recommend everyone to take a look to familiarize themselves with the new ranks.

Yes, right, the Ranks and Paths/Orders Journeyman Hall courses have been updated, too. :p

Great work Teikhos and Destin!

Also great work on the new stuff SA team!

Glad thee info is being kept up to date and it goes to show how much of a change this is and how well everything is being handled.

MMhh... maybe someone should set up a tag for wiki pages where the Paths and Orders are not correct anymore (I found a couple of Krath, Obelisk stuff hanging around in the Wiki still). So we could help the Wiki staff to find those things quickly?

Though the Wiki staff is probably working on this already.

Woo astronomy!

Nice. I will have to take the new courses. I will definitely apply to assist with course work. :)

Looking good with all the updates. I'll be throwing together an application as well once I've organized my thoughts... Either way, I'll most definitely be taking those new exams.

More toys to play with

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