CoJ Case 044
DB vs Darkblade was the fourty-fourth case tried by the Chamber of Justice. The sitting Justicar was Jac Cotelin, the Left Hand of Justice was Montresor, and the Right Hand of Justice was Halcyon Taldrya.
Basic Case Information
- Two-Grade Demotion
- Letter of Reprimand
- 6-Month Probation (Including a 3-month prohibition on promotion)
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Posted in DJB News by Grand Master Jac Cotelin on 03/20/2015 @ 1:59 AM
Members of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood -
The Chamber of Justice has convened in seven matters, having brought charges against members and completed the process of adjudication for each case. The Chamber has issued detailed verdicts and Justicar Opinions for each case which can be found in the PDF files linked below. The primary opinion, which was incorporated by reference into other opinions due to overlapping issues, is the DB v. Delak Krennel opinion. I direct you attention to that opinion first. Please note that the written opinion is generally found on the second page of the following documents, after announcement of the verdict.
The cases and verdicts are summarized as follows:
Case # 44 - DB v. Darkblade - Opinion PDF
- Count 1 - Cheating - GUILTY by plea
- Punishment - Two-grade Demotion, LoR, Strict Probation
On January 18 and 19, 2015, the Defendant and Jedi Hunter Chizz submitted identical submissions to the Round 1 Puzzle Event in the Eleventh Great Jedi War. The Seneschal coded the event so that no two puzzles for members were identical. As a result, no two members could have the same answer, and the Seneschal flagged your submissions.
As punishment for these submissions, and violating the spirit of competition, the Defendant was initially punished through a disqualification from the event. Thereafter, the Chamber of Justice conducted an investigation and, upon due consideration, decided to issue charges.
As to the general principles of Covenant interpretation and Chamber policies, the Opinion set forth in DB vs. Delak Krennel, Case #0042, is incorporated by reference. As an additional point, I note that the Defendant was extremely unruly in pushing for a verdict. We explained to the Defendant that the Chamber had changed hands and time would be needed to resolve these matters, but the Defendant’s conduct toward the Chamber remained hostile. Moreover, his hostility and brash statements led to the conclusion of the Chamber that his confession was not sincere; the Defendant seemed to be upset that he was caught, rather than being honestly repentant. While I have not increased any penalties as a result of these findings, I note for the record that in dealing with the Chamber, respectful conduct will go a long way to ensuring the Chamber has sympathy for you.
The Chamber hopes that the air of superiority clears away from this member and that he matures into a good member of the Brotherhood. While the punishment is justified and necessary, the Chamber asks that the Defendant’s peers join me in forgiving him for the violations of the Covenant and seek to bring him further into the fold of active membership.
Signed and sealed in Justice,
Jac Ae-Sequiera Cotelin
Justicar and High Protector of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood