Hello, Plagueis, and welcome to your Wrath’s seventh Proconsul report! Seven is my favorite number, and hey, I'm feeling lucky tonight. Apologies for being a day late on this - I had such a good streak - but my job snuck up on me this week, and I had a deadline to take care of. But I'm here, and I'm ready to report!
It's going to be a relatively short report tonight, given that we've mostly been busy with the Rite of Supremacy. But let's check in and see how we're doing.
So far, Arden and I have been pretty impressed by the effort you guys have put in for the RoS. From what I can tell, we've had good participation levels in several events and comps, and I've been loving the activity I've seen on Telegram, at least. Of course, we do have plenty of event-long competitions to focus on, such as the run-on, the propaganda comp, and the faction creation comp. But I'm happy to see some of you doing all of the bins.
Of course, I've also heard whisperings of how the other clans have been doing, and I gotta say, I think the competition is fierce this year. If we want to get the title of First Clan, we're going to have to really hunker down in Phase III and show 'em what we've got. A final push of activity may be just what we need to prove to everyone that the Ascendant Clan still can get the top spot, and that the Dark Crusade wasn't just a crazy fluke.
So, keep doing all the bins. Complete the bins, if you can. Reach out if you need help or moral support. And remember: Plagueis is strong because of its members.
There. That about ends my cheesy and nearly propaganda-like pep talk. Let's proceed.
I know y'all been [hopefully] busy with the Rite of Supremacy, but it's time for me to roll out the list of other neat things you've been up to! Shout out to Sarai Andromeda, who recently returned to Plagueis from the Rogues, and all the SA exams he passed. Nice work also to Tahiri Thorn Morte Tarentae for taking second place in Scholae Palatinae's Halloween Horror Night 2018. Way to represent our clan in all the right ways!
I decided on a whim to do another #askthewrath session, so thanks to all of those who participated! Here are your questions, and here are my best answers:
Tahiri Thorn Morte Tarentae asks: what is your outlook on the damage that the Brotherhood is going to/has done to the Collective?
IC: As far as I can tell, the biggest damage has not been physical destruction, but the disruption of the Brotherhood's image and messaging. I underestimated the Collective during the Twelfth War, and now I see where their true skills lie: In the dissemination of information and utilization of campaigns and stealth operations. We in the Brotherhood have been used to being a big, bad force with a giant club, swinging it around and bonking our subjugates on the head. Now we have to get smart and savvy. We have intellects here; we have to make sure said intellect and mental strategy is put to good use.
OOC: I personally love how much more nuanced the writing of our antagonist has been. No more just, "PEW, PEW, PEW," and "SLASHY SLASH SLASH." We have a smart enemy, and it means the Brotherhood fictionally must change as a whole in order to combat it. It's smart writing, and I commend the Voice staff for it. So, yes, Wally. You get a cookie.
Do you think with the damage the Brotherhood has inflicted so far will make the Collective think twice before messing with a clan(s)?
We'll see. I honestly don't think victory is that straightforward or that the conflict is that simple. It's stupid for the Brotherhood to let its guard down when the Collective's greatest strength is trickery and emotional manipulation. We may obliterate their fleets, but if the tide turns on us, it may not matter.
TuQ'uan Varick asks: both IC and OOC, what are your desert island books?
OOC: Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden. Because it is so gay.
IC: I like trashy holo-comics. Can I bring those?
Tasha'Vel Versea asks: So what are your thoughts on a potential Naga Sadow/Plagueian event in the future?
What are some ways you have thought to help keep new joins within your clan?
It's been tricky - I'll admit that much. We haven't gotten an enormous amount of newcomers over the past few months, but our outreach has been typical each time. The biggest hurdle is just getting some people onto Telegram, which doesn't always work if they don't understand just how big the Brotherhood is content-wise and community-wise. Once they're there, it's all about communication and conversation. I try to be friendly without being pushy, which is a tough balance to strike. But in the end, it sometimes comes down to whether or not the new member, while joining, had an inkling about the intensity of the club. That makes a world of difference when it comes to retaining membership.
No good idea, bad idea this month, folks - the "DO ALL THE BINS" mantra still applies. And don't forget - we on the clan summit and house summits are here to help you out. So enjoy the event-long competitions during the break, and let's buckle up for the third and final phase of Meridian!
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