CoJ Case 047
DB vs Turel Sorenn was the fourty-seventh 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
- Falsifying Matches
- Letter of Reprimand
- 3-Month Probation
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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 # 47 - DB v. Turel Sorenn - Opinion PDF
- Count 1 - Falsifying Matches - GUILTY by plea
- Punishment - LoR, General Probation
Between December 19th and December 21st , 2014, the Defendant participated in a scheme to earn as many Clusters of Fire (CFs) utilizing Diablo 3 as possible. The scheme involved a loophole within the game itself, allowing one member to host their game as a Level 1 character, yet playing the game itself on the highest difficulty. As punishment for exploiting the loophole in the game, and violating the spirit of competition, the Defendant was punished by the Fist of the Brotherhood, Valhavoc.
However, it was also revealed through information provided by the Defendant that those who had participated in the above took turns in being the Level 1 character. For the most part this character did not participate in the actual game, but instead stayed in camp, which is a safe zone where one can rest and not be an active participant in the game without formally leaving the game itself. During the time in which a player stayed at camp, that player did not participate in the activity that was reported. Allowing gaming activity to be approved in which one or more members did not fully participate is in violation of the Rites of Combat, specifically Falsifying Matches.
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.
The Defendant in this case was extremely cooperative with the Chamber’s investigation. To quote another member about him, the Defendant has “a strong sense of honor,” which showed. He did the right thing in coming forward with the truth of these activities. It is for the reason that the Defendant cooperated and did the right thing that the Chamber has allowed for a “time served” approach to his punishment and has not added any gaming ban to his probation.
The Chamber makes one note in that regard, however. The Defendant’s arguments related to the sentencing mentioned that the executive punishments had the effect of nullifying a great deal of work put into obtaining the next GMRG rank due to the Fist’s disqualification of the Defendant from the GMRG rankings for the 4th Quarter of 2014. While we took this into account in fashioning the punishment, the reduction in the sentence was near completely as a result of the forthright actions of the Defendant.
The Chamber notes that the Defendant was sincere in his plea, and has been honestly repentant of this matter both in public and in private. I imagine that this verdict will cause hardship for the Defendant, as it was certainly some of his cooperation that resulted in other punishments. My hope is that this member is able to get past this hardship to remain a productive 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