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Master Ahlvis's Adventures Chronicle of <THE JEDl ORDER>!

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Master Ahlvis's Adventures Chronicle of <THE JEDl ORDER>!

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Ahl-Vinn
07.09.2020 , 11:20 PM | #1
TIP: Use the combination of Shift+Click on the screenshot links, to open a new window to view the screenshots; They are hosted at Google Photos, and this will prevent you from navigating away from SWTOR.com in your main window - despite what the prompt will say.


WEEK ONE



Yours truly has recently returned in-force to the game, and am wanting to keep an activity log of the adventures of <THE JEDl ORDER>, since we constantly do some really great stuff! Some of this will be unique events of my own creation; some of it is just content that most guilds do, and some includes the unique content of others, within the JEDl community. There are a couple of guilds with *very* similar names, so if anyone wants to look us up, we are level 220 as of 30JUN2020 (At least one of the other similar-named guilds was a former alts-dump, before the member-maximum was raised). Just wanting to chronicle some of what we do on Server Satele Shan, just as was chronicled for other forums, previously.


Herein, we'll begin with the recap of the first week (8 days)of my 12th Council term, 27JUN to 05JUL2020. Highlights include a change in time for weekly ceremonies, some of my officer duties, and the launch of a new type of RP event - as *part* of our regular activity. Anything pictured herein is also only the events that yours truly was able to attend, personally; There's plenty other adventures to be had, asides from these 20:


This all said, let the chronicle begin....


Saturday 27JUN2020 saw the last of our Saturday Morning Initiation Ceremonies. Each quarter, the community officers for the new term change or update, and scheudles and events-preferences are shifted. These ceremonies are a great chance for newcomers to both the game and to our guilds to experience a massive gathering of Jedi and to taste group-RP. Each of these events will feature my favorite screenshot, from them.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dNfPfyAT8yb9DyFU8
A celebratory finish to the proceedings. Jedi powers can make for some great visual effects!


Next, a shot from a Lore 101 Class, also on 27JUN2020. These such classes are requirements to seek advancement in guild-ranks, and are generally dual-faction - to maximize who in the community can attend and on what toons.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VdF22EaZByfAVTzq5
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BEvbuAAXvBQ9GdT86

A Republic-side World Boss Hunt followed. While the community has plenty of unique events and functions, we still ensure to run all of the game content for members.


The <MANDALORIAN CLANS> Meetings are new, to me. I've had Mando toons in our Mando guild for a long, long time - but never played them much. The happenings and guild events as they have been hosted in the last few months are great, however, and have pulled in my attention.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BxSnxSktQ4jEQ27z9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/KPr6kXU1s7Uwb5RE6

A second event was run back-to-back with the weekly guild meeting. Our Mandos played on the past histories of the Mandalorians and the raiding of the Cathar homeworld. Some of our members hopped to their Cathar alts to oppose them more-evenly, and we used the play-field arena that is on the top deck of the patrol cruiser in the Rishi stronghold. An awesome setting, to behold!


Next up was an <Imperial BlackOps> Induction Ceremony, followed by an Ops run that we put together to help some guildies meet their PvE requirements for rank-up. Our guilds use faction-specific in-game chat-channels that can be used across the guilds. These tools help us to run events that are not limited to a single guild's capacities.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LBSgx7Mzn35vQQR18
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7cfMh1iX5RmLbMSp6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/RHXu5Q4eeJ4s7925A

The last shot is a high-def shot that yours truly took, in order to replace my old Discord profile pic. As much as I enjoyed running flight sorties for Lt Bakarn Sinkklo in SWG, it's probably less-than-appropriate for a Councilmember to have an imperial profile pic.


Next up were the Privateers' Induction Ceremony, followed my the Jedi Initiation Ceremony, both 28JUN2020. These are usually this well-attended:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7pJbWmVwyYgHaUqw9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YiVepfEo1mChNWN4A

Jedi has always remained the largest guild, as we came from Orion's <JEDl> in SWG. Our weekly ceremonies are infamous for their size, and often draw a good deal of onlookers when moving from one location to another, on Planet Tython.


Next, a shot from a Conquest Run hosted by our sister-guild, <The Republic Privateers>. Yours truly is Riq over there. Gunslinger is my favorite gameplay out of all of the classes, and it's good to be able to put his efforts towards a collective cause.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oYju5MJhddtLMuQJ8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/GrBerP7LgWMGdUV87

A run to help a guildie fill out his Ops requirement, for guild-rank requirements. The Rank Trials are a time-honored tradition and have been modified many, MANY times since SWTOR launched. New content often meant new challenges - but some rank-requirements are quite basic, and fulfilled with a larger selection of a specific activity.


The end of a Datacron hunt, next. This shows the last three in the group, though we numbered 5 at the start. Usually encompassing 2 worlds at a time, this is another good example of ensuring that we also cover the game's provided content, as well as providing our own. Then, as shot of the after-exchange after I lost a duel to a guildie. He needed this for his Rank-Trials.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gWveLFc1ntXiap72A
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fndge1kisJDYNCZP7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/S7EJKX8jzREG5P9q9

An RP 101 Class, hosted by yours truly. We were in my personal stronghold, and moved a few times while going over the basics of Roleplay: the tools available for it, the etiquette, what to expect and how to act, as well as how to best configure one's UI.

Then, a shot of me duelling K'lohn, for his Rank Trials:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fkVoZpmBh2i1ZayX8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gSxEcskbVDtM1sFT7

The first of our new "Role-In-Need" Roleplay events! Different scenarios were prepared and a volunteer chose comedic or dramatic. Yours truly acted as host, and queue'd the volunteer with some dialogue. Three different scenarios were played out, one per volunteer. Some great fun was had from this, and it set the tone for such events, going forward.


Then, a fun shot from the <MANDALORIAN CLANS> ceremony, at it's new time and night. Our community has a lot of get-togethers, with 6 guild meetings/week and usually some content hosted from each guild.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ABDVkMXJv6pgm8r7A
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pxdKpcSk387TXkUH8

A lot of these are followed by content immediately. In this case, the community then hosted an Imperial Ops Run. Valley of the Machine Gods provides some incredible fight sequences.


We did end up hosting events on the 4th of July. This was the first event since the reschedule for <The Republic SpecForce> Turn-out was expectedly a bit low, but the guild can still make a scene, when our members get together.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BruuDXANTtrUsP4x6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/N2JPs6UXw2n1btdn7

Then a shot of our weekly Initiation Ceremony, back on Saturday evenings. These consist of three phases, and this is the combat-testing phase. The Temple Guard assist, in-uniform.


Another Ops Run, Imp-side. This was my first time running The Nature of Progress, as I've been in-and-out of the game since the last major update. It was great to crush this content, with some guildies!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cHojh2wBk8E1uY466
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tbEraYJMcQ96f9pr6

And a fun shot from the Privateers' ceremony, on its new night and time. Even the shots I took in low-def are still capable of showing quite the party scene!


Check this thread for further adventures, as the ORDER's tales span the galaxy onward - as they have since 2004!


Ahlvis, of Server Satele Shan, SWTOR
Ahl-Vinn, formerly of Servers Bria and Starsider, SWG
Long live <THE JEDl ORDER>, 2004 - Present
Long live the former Server Vrook Lamar!

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Ahl-Vinn
08.15.2020 , 09:27 PM | #2
TIP: Use the combination of Shift+Click on the screenshot links, to open a new window to view the screenshots; They are hosted at Google Photos, and this will prevent you from navigating away from SWTOR.com in your main window - despite what the prompt will say.


WEEK SIX



My initial hopes of making a weekly update may have been a tad over-ambitious, with all else that goes on between guild admin work, IRL stuff, hosting events for other players, and actually playing the game! Will do my best, and I may get some of the best shots of weeks two through five in here, as another update. In the meanwhile, here's what was up, this past week:


For starters, we had some different RP scenarios play out, at our "Council RP" event. Several members of the Jedi Council made themselves available at the guild Stronghold to address RP matters from volunteers. Players were able to bring forward their own RP scenarios, or were able to take a suggestion from the Council. This played out well, even if it was shorter than most of us would have liked, per scheduling conflicts with other community events.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aG5qF9FeUDhWdGg46

Next ,a couple of great shots from the weekly <THE REPUBLIC SPECFORCE> and <IMPERIAL BLACKOPS> ceremonies - RSF had a large turn-out, this week:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qWWUVeZ2DoDU2C4a8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zaiZcNGx6thqR4jz7

Next, my best shot of Shadow Kinetic Combat Tank, a 201 or "advanced" class, part of our rank-up requirements. Yours truly is in our AFK channel in Discord, as I was working from home, at the time of this. Am always happy to attend to get some shots of things like this, however!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8fEossCRYmFgRJPN8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/KnAU3J1NNexs6DxL9
Heheh - and then the second shot I simply thought it worth to include. Yours truly had purchased some of the hardest loot in the game to get at these days - and it is still available! - and had posted one on the GTN as an *example*. Little did I realize that someone was willing to pay such an exorborant amount for this particular saber - but then again, it's also the only presently-obtainable option for Revan's saber in-game, right now!

My best shots from this week's <MANDALORIAN CLANS> and <THE JEDI ORDER>'s ceremonies:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/P8grefttnArQvf91A
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LncCuHg85usCP69A9

And a shot of a special occasion in the community: A member achieved their Master-rank, having completed the Master Trials!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/onPdu26nEuXRBTm49
A big congrats out to Master Besixi! Master is indeed a long road.

The 8th had a lot going on! At a late hour no less, we then ran a 16-man SM Operation:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AycLZCTNxdEYqgFS8

And then <THE REPUBLIC PRIVATEERS> ceremony, on the 9th, followed by the <THE SITH ORDER>'s ceremony. Heh - were are a ceremonious guild-community, to say the least!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YPeaQFqJhiiMctCUA
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HrNiPM7rC2QoJSpV9
A really good HUD-less shot of Phase One of the ceremony. Most ceremonies have three phases, and each ceremony uses some interesting locales.


Suggestions from events-hosts are also quite welcome! This week, two of our Conquest officers have announced they will have to stop playing: 1 to attend to IRL stuff, 1 because his computer is shot. Suggestions on finding Conquest-interested players is greatly appreciated.

Another week of adventures re-capped! If we don't cross paths in-game, then I'll hope to see you all, around the galaxy!


Ahlvis, of Server Satele Shan, SWTOR
Ahl-Vinn, formerly of Servers Bria and Starsider, SWG
Long live <THE JEDl ORDER>, 2004 - Present
Long live the former Server Vrook Lamar!

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Ahl-Vinn
08.21.2020 , 09:55 PM | #3
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WEEK SEVEN



Well, you never know how much you do as a guild officer in a single week, until it's looking back at you, in screenshots. I hadn't considered myself that busy, last week - but there was a lot that I didn't recall, by the end of the week! Here's some of the highlights from the events that yours truly was able to make it to, within the 6 guilds of THE JEDl ODER:

On Monday the 10th, the community brought out their Imperial toons for a world boss hunt. These we do host regularly, as they are part of rank-up requirements.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XZoUr3aAnxuhYPxr9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z9RZeVX7K8ie8nmZ8
Kragesh, who would later also become my Apprentice, duels me as part of his rank-up requirements.


The end of the REPUBLIC SPECFORCE ceremony, on the 11th:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NJdpz1Ai3xww2fRS8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zbbG1Q3JJpCJtuj8A
Tzorath, whom I accepted as an Apprentice. All of my Apprentices of late have been quite active and busy.


A shot from the MANDALORIAN CLANS weekly RP event, The New Mandalorian Legends. This is after we've brought our trophies back:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7mUM2srP61xk6ZeT8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FVsrTeLkvkxANyPd9
Myself and an Apprentice unlock a mystery of the past, as part of the tasks given to the Apprentice, by the Master.


A scene from the Padawan Crystal Hunt, on the 13th. Emerald hosts these in a couple of phases. The first phase, pictured here, is a chance for the newer members of the guild to share with others the RP story they've come up with, thus far.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GFHCX4nvnd1dJgxz8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bU4ymGt8S91rR9Pa8
A shot from the MANDALORIAN CLANS weekly meeting.


A still from Westgaard's 201 PvE Class, on the 15th:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQjMUK3HX5cvkjpm7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EhVLvSyPUXuaDyrb6
A guildie in MANDALORIAN CLANS completes her duel against an officer, for rank-up requirements.


The REPUBLIC PRIVATEERS host a duelling tournament, on the Nar Shaddaa Moon:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fvkk1wzjQHxXdYL38
https://photos.app.goo.gl/NhJp9zcYZzTwj8Jo8
The weekly Jedi ceremony ends in a different location than usual, as we experiment with locations.


Master Siow - one of our ocmmunity's big in-game filmers - poses a couple of us, as he borrows a group of guildies to get some primo footage:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kvbKTJ7tUjXiJA8XA
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gXWJS6Q9zhDAnSWX8
The very first SlTH ORDER weekly ceremony with yours truly at the helm.


The weekly SlTH ceremony was timed and located to end, just as a SlTH roleplay event began, in the same location. This was a chance for Sith to aire their concerns to the Dark Council of our sect of the Sith. Some private affairs received response, and a few laughs were shared - overall, a great night in our newly-rennovated flagship!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yYMAstNjC64kwQGC7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7eXaVRLaeRJBxDJT6

Finishing off the week's best-of screenshots is a community-only run at SM SnV. I do enjoy the side-blowing palm trees, in that Op.


More to come, as the quarter goes by! Yours truly will do my best to keep our adventures recorded here, for your reading and viewing enjoyment!


Ahlvis, of Server Satele Shan, SWTOR
Ahl-Vinn, formerly of Servers Bria and Starsider, SWG
Long live <THE JEDl ORDER>, 2004 - Present
Long live the former Server Vrook Lamar!