"Only the wisest of beards have come to the realization that control is a illusion. Every other poor fool out there is teetering on the brink of chaos and oblivion and is never aware of it. How I envy the fools."
-- An Excerpt from The Bearded Tome: Chapter 9, Verse 4
Today's random report art comes from the legendary Ralph McQuarrie
Hey Folks! I know I messed up and missed my report last week, but the holiday weekend sort of destroyed any productivity I may have been able to muster together. Something about the best laid plans and mice being smarter than me should go here. But regardless of all that, I return now, and bring with me glorious news!
Over the past couple weeks, Halc and I have been spinning our wheels around the direction we want Taldryan moving forward in. Finally, we sort of realized that we were falling into the age old trap of trying to plan too much, and because of that we weren't really getting much done. So while Rax has started Operation Blackhand over in Dinaari, and Zoron's been busy keeping Ekky busy with other stuff, Halc and I finally started putting some rubber to the road as it were, and began planning out the next few months (aka the summer) tentatively with some competitions and episodic events we can focus on moving forward.
Right now though, we want to know what you guys want to do in terms of competitions. What sort of events would you most like to see us running? What types of games/fictions/team events would you prefer to work on? What sort of stuff can we do for you guys to make your time here in the DB just that much better? Howie has put together a survey which is available in the emailed version of the report for you to fill out.
You can find the survey link in the email version of this report.
Quite recently, the Grand Master dropped a bit of a bomb on the DB when he announced a preview of the upcoming changes to the Path and Order system of the Brotherhood. Most notably in the preview was the announcement that in the near(ish?) future, members of the Brotherhood will be able to play a more Gray Jedi style character, or even play characters who don't make use of the force whatsoever!
This is a huge change, and one that is long overdue given the proclivities of people to tend toward the centre rather than the edges (myself included), and I'm excited to see what sort of opportunities this unlocks for all our membership.
Pravus also announced that he'll be attending Celebration with a few of our members, and there will be a lot of live events from the biggest Star Wars convention there is around!
As well as being your Consul, I am also the Dark Brotherhood's Recruitment Tribune, which means I am largely involved with trying to make the DB's Social Media Accounts active and informative, as well as trying to figure out new ways to attract new members to join our ranks from around the internet. My most recent endeavour on this front is to start creating more accessible Star Wars content to the average fan, and finding ways to showcase our club's amazing writers to the internet at large.
This isn't a Taldryan only competition, but it is one I'd like to see all of you guys take a good look at, and hopefully participate in.
Hello Taldryan! Welcome to another addition of the Rollmaster’s Corner! A couple of pieces of business before we move onto the highlight’s the last two weeks!
First of all, I would like to welcome Novice Satanous to Taldryan, he’s been assigned to House Dinaari! When you get a chance, please say hello!
Second, Seyda Norith was promoted to Jedi Hunter earlier this week, please offer congratulations to her!
Finally, Bobecc Varga reached an important milestone earlier in the week – when he was promoted to Dark Jedi Knight! Well done!
Below are the highlights of our journeymen during the past week!
Well, that's another report in the bag. I'm really looking forward to reading your responses on the survey and getting some competitions up and running. Hopefully by next report I'll have the major direction stuff done, so I can start getting to work on a few more of my passion projects like the wiki updates! I hope everyone had a great Holiday, and is refreshed and ready to get to work!
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