CoJ Case 048

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DB vs Nicolai "Rod" Rodell was the fourty-eighth 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

Defendants Name


  • Falsifying Matches


  • Guilty


  • Letter of Reprimand
  • 3-Month Probation (Including a ban on gaming during that time)

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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 # 48 - DB v. Nicolai "Rod" Rodell - Opinion PDF

  • Count 1 - Falsifying Matches - GUILTY by plea
  • Punishment - LoR, Strict Probation w/Gaming Ban

Justicar's Opinion


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 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 Chamber notes that the Defendant seemed sincere in his plea, and appears to be honestly repentant of this matter. I hope he is able to get past this quickly. 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

Points of Interest