Dark Brotherhood Fundamentals

Department Info

The courses within this department focus on the fundamentals necessary to understand how the Brotherhood works, how to connect and engage with its members and how to participate in its basic activities and competitions. If you're a new member, you'll definitely want to start here!

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Essentials 101: History

The Dark Jedi Brotherhood (DJB) is one of the oldest online Star Wars clubs still in existence. As the Brotherhood maintains an active and vibrant organization, our history is not static, but continues to be written every day. This course is meant merely as an introduction to its origins and a broad sweep of its history. A complete chronicling is available in courses within our Department of Lore.

basics and structure and organization

Essentials 102: Societies

The Brotherhood is host to several departments or societies that grew into niches of the club. Writers will find a place to advance within the ranks of the Inquisitorius, as well as a chance to prove the pen is mightier than the sword in the Antei Combat Center. Gamers can find community and healthy competition in the Grand Master’s Royal Guard. Artists will find their skills catapulting them into the ranks of the black-market Shroud Syndicate, and aficionados of Star Wars lore can test their knowledge in the Shadow Academy Society.

Prerequisites: Essentials 101: History

basics and structure and organization

Essentials 103: Paths & Orders

What Path will your character walk? Before you decide, learn what it means to adhere to a Path in the Brotherhood and how it may lead you to or exclude you from any one of the Brotherhood's five orders. Will you wield the Force and join the Order of the Sith, Force Disciples or Jedi? Or will you take up arms as a Loyalist or Mercenary? The choice is yours.

Prerequisites: Essentials 102: Societies

basics, orders, and structure and organization

Essentials 104: Ranks

The Dark Jedi Brotherhood is structured into tiers of ranks which reflect your activity and contribution to the club. As you progress through the ranks, you’ll find you have access to increased skills, Force powers, special feats, custom graphics and more. You’ll also find opportunity to step into leadership roles. This course will walk you through each tier and point you toward some guidelines for promotion.

Prerequisites: Essentials 103: Paths & Orders

basics and structure and organization

Essentials 105: Organization

In this lecture, we will consider leadership and the intricate organizational system that makes this club function at peak efficiency. We will consider leadership on all levels, ranging from the superstructure to the lowest subcategory.

Prerequisites: Essentials 104: Ranks

basics and structure and organization

Essentials 106: Medals

Medals and awards are the basic method by which the Brotherhood recognizes its members’ work. There is a medal for virtually every form of activity, rewarding everything from participation in Unit projects, gaming participation, to a lifetime of excellent service to the club.

Prerequisites: Essentials 105: Organization

basics and structure and organization

Essentials 107: Primer on Member Conduct

This course is designed to teach new members the basic expectations of member conduct within the Brotherhood. The ultimate goal is to give new members clear guidance on what conduct to avoid and to keep them on the right path to enjoy themselves and prosper in this club.

Comms 101: Website Navigation

This course focuses on familiarizing you with the information and resources available to you on the Dark Jedi Brotherhood website. Knowing all the available tools the website provides is very important, as it facilitates access to information and areas of the website you can use to connect with your unit members, participate in competitions, build and outfit your character, update your account and more.

Comms 102: Discord

Discord is the official platform for social engagement in the DJB and the best way to get connected to other members. This course will walk you through how we use it to get you connected to the various communities and activities in the club, and it will also cover some basic features of Discord for those who are unfamiliar for the platform.

Comms 103: DJBWiki (An Introduction)

The Dark Brotherhood Wiki is the single greatest resource the Brotherhood has to offer for both in-character and out-of-character information. With just a few tips, anyone can easily use the Wiki to learn or add information pertaining to every facet of the Brotherhood - from personal characters to event and worldbuilding pages.

The purpose of this course is to help familiarize you with the how to access information on the Wiki and start creating your own content.

basics, coding, and communication

Competitions 101: Fiction

Enjoy writing and storytelling? You’ll find plenty of opportunity in the fiction competitions hosted by various members and units of the Brotherhood. Fiction competitions can include short stories, poetry, and collaborative fiction like run-ons and even competitive combat writing. Start here to learn how these types of competitions work and how you can start participating today.

Competitions 102: Gaming

Whether you’re an avid gamer or just getting started, you’ll find a welcoming gaming community in the Dark Jedi Brotherhood. This course will walk you through all you need to know to get connected with that community and start competing – both in gaming competitions and more casual matches on our supported platforms. Learn how to get started, how to compete, how to submit your scores and – of course – discover the awards that await you!

Competitions 103: Graphics

The Dark Jedi Brotherhood has attracted a growing, supportive community of artists who drive one of our primary member activities and competition types – graphics and multimedia. If you love creating art or you're curious to learn more, start here to learn how to find and participate in a variety of art competitions to test your skills and spark inspiration!

Competitions 104: Vendettas

Vendettas are large-scale events that feature multiple competitions of varying types to test the skill and mettle of the Brotherhood's units. If you've never participated in a vendetta before or you'd like to brush up on what you can expect, this course is here to walk you through everything you need to know to get started!

Advancement Survey

This survey is designed to help us get feedback from members of the Brotherhood on the earliest phases of their career in the Dark Brotherhood. Once you've become familiar with the club and advanced through your first several ranks, please take a moment to give us your feedback on your experience. The results from this survey shall be used to help us ensure that the Brotherhood is aware of the thoughts and concerns of its newest members.

Note that this survey is regarded as a "course" so it will count toward your Fundamentals course requirements for promotion.