Essentials 102: Departments

1. Introduction

The Dark Jedi Brotherhood is host to several departments or societies that grew into niches of the club. For writers, the ACC offers a place to write combat. For gamers, we have the GMRG and for those who want to learn more about the Brotherhood and the Star Wars Galaxy, the SA offers courses on a wide variety of subjects. Now let us take a closer look at these institutions:

2. Antei Combat Centre (ACC)

It is important to understand that, first and foremost, the Antei Combat Center is a 'combat writing' based society. There is no need for game disks, controllers or cheats to be successful or to participate. All it takes is the ability to understand the rules, follow the guidelines and how to write a character. Good writing comes with time and not everyone will be successful right from the beginning. As long as you keep practicing , you can get better. Pay attention to what you are taught here at the end of each battle, regardless if you win or lose. The ACC is led by the Combat Master and the battles are graded by the ACC Judges. By competing in the Antei Combat Center, you earn Clusters of Ice [CI].

3. Shadow Academy (SA)

The Shadow Academy is the Brotherhood’s premier source of knowledge. It is run by a Headmaster, with Professors overseeing the different departments.

The DJBWikipedia defines the Shadow Academy as follows:

The Shadow Academy is the primary training facility for new members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. At the Shadow Academy, new apprentices are trained by more powerful Dark or Light Jedi in the ways of the Force as they begin their journey towards understanding their chosen path in the Force. The Academy also serves as an enormous archive of information for the Brotherhood, housing various libraries, console rooms, and the Dark Vault, the latter of which the Brotherhood's valuable artifacts and treasures are sealed off and studied in.

The SA offers a wide range of courses ranging from basic knowledge regarding aspects of the club to in-depth Star Wars material. We have courses covering History, Leadership Studies, Grammar and Writing Studies and much much more. The Academy also offers a wide array of degrees. These degrees are organized in three tiers: Dark Maven (likened to Bachelor’s degrees), Dark Savant (likened to Master’s degrees) and Dark Sage (likened to Doctorate degrees)

4. Grand Master’s Royal Guard (GMRG)

4.1 Introduction

The Grand Master’s Royal Guard is the Gaming group inside the Brotherhood. Through gaming on the approved platforms, you earn Clusters of Fire (CFs) and Clusters of Earth (CE) for PvP and PvE gaming, respectively. If you earn a set amount of these Clusters at any time, you are advanced to the next rank in the GMRG. The higher your rank is, the more treats you unlock on your dossier. For instance, those who hold the first rank get a warbanner tassel showing off this status. You do not have to be a member in order to play games with other members of the Brotherhood. But if you are going to dedicate your time to it, you might as well become a member (by doing a single SA course: GMRG History) and get the perks anyway. The GMRG falls under the auspices of the FIST of the Brotherhood.

4.2 Platforms

a) The Brotherhood approved gaming Platforms change over time. The most current list of widely-played games supported by the club can be found on the Tier 1 Gaming Platform Wiki Page.

b) Some retired games include:

  • Jedi Knight
  • Galactic Battlegrounds and expansion
  • Rebellion
  • X-wing Series
  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Resistance Series
  • Gratuitous Space Battles
  • Soul Calibur 4
  • Killzone Series
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