Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the latest Dread Lord report. The feud is over, we're all social distancing, and we've got some fun stuff coming down the pipe very quickly. Let's get started.
Folks, I understand all too well how difficult of a time this past month has been. Some of you may be essential workers, forced to put your lives on the line to make sure people get supplies. Some of you may have been laid off and are now filing for unemployment. Some of you, God forbid, may have friends or family members who have contracted COVID-19. This is a stressful, sad, and painful time for many of us.
More than winning an event, more than submitting to all the things, and more than building our clan's lore and characters' stories, I care about you all being safe, healthy, and supported. Plagueis isn't just a group of people that does comps, shares silly jokes and memes, and occasionally gets mad over the latest Star Wars media; we're a community, and in a way, we're a family. As Consul, I want to be there for all of you and provide opportunities for you all to socialize and find comfort in the people we're surrounded by.
So, yes, while your summit is working hard to give you clan-related stuff to do in the future, none of that matters if our membership is being tended to. I will be hosting video calls and games to help us relax, as well as checking in individually with members as needed. You all are also welcome to check in with me about anything bothering you during this crisis. You are not alone.
Now on to more fun stuff: Your very own Andrelious (Mark) and I are putting together not a one week, but a two week event DJB-wide for you all to enjoy! It consists of ten competitions and starts this upcoming Friday; namely, it's a series of little comps that should help pass the time and add some color and humor to your day. I'll put a link up the day it starts.
While a lot is in limbo in real life, we are still interested in following the tentative schedule for the Pro Bowl in my last report. That previous report stated, "Our hope is that the fourth Pro Bowl - which includes an old friend, Taldryan, and a new challenger to the bowl, Naga Sadow - will commence on July 20th with its prologue week, and then have three weeks of competitions from July 27th to August 17th." As we get closer to this date, the summit will provide members with insights on what a Pro Bowl looks like, should they have never participated in one before.
Currently, the summits are working on finalizing judges and team leaders for the event.
Recently, your summit and I had a meeting on hang-outs to discuss the results of the feud against Vizsla and events moving forward. We broke down a lot of what we saw as snags and issues within the feud that we can improve upon as a summit, and then, we broached a rather intense question that we have posed to you all before, but are still navigating:
What makes Plagueis Plagueis?
Namely, what do we offer that other clans don't? While we are the only solely dark side clan, all but Odan-Urr allows dark siders into their ranks. Your summit and I discussed ideas to make us stand out, but in the end, the events we run also have to be indicative of that clan identity, be it a year-long event/story arc with smaller comps, opportunities to write from antagonists or NPCs' perspectives, or otherwise.
So in lieu of a fancy survey, I'll just ask y'all to respond in the comments below: What, to you, makes Plagueis Plagueis? I wanna hear from everyone.
You heard that right, folks - after months of radio silence, we would like to restart the PlagCast. While the goal was to have me step back as Consul and let other members run the show, I have been asked to helm it again. So...yeah.
If any of you would like to be a guest or have ideas for what we can talk about, let us know!
Thanks to our very own Khryso, the Clan Plagueis history wiki page has been updated, and a new page for the Plagueis-Vizsla feud was created! Be sure to check those out, and while on the wiki, maybe update those character pages! We want some nice, fresh chapters included.
Here's the latest DB news since my last report:
Just today, TuQ'uan brought back his song of the day, and while I'm not trying to steal his thunder, I, too, want to contribute. Out of many things that keep me sane during difficult times, music is one of the most important ones. The music we listen to can determine or amplify our current mood. It can make us dance, wonder, cry, scream, sleep, or smile.
So here's my offering as well: A pretty sweet instrumental by Kaki King, with a simplistic yet awesome music video. This is something I listen to when I just need to break away from reality a bit - and the visuals on the guitar are pretty smashing.
Anyway. Again, please comment on this report with your answer to the question, "What makes Plagueis Plagueis?" And stay safe and healthy.
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