Dark Fire Brigade
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The Dark Fire Brigade is the oldest and arguably most well-known battleteam in House Dinaari history. It has since its inception in a time long forgotten grown to a legendary status not only in Dinaari but in the Brotherhood as a whole. Most of its past leaders have grown to hold important positions all over the Brotherhood, many of them having served the council in one way or another. It was named after the group of secret assassins who originally formed House Dinaari.
The current Battleteam leader is Obelisk Sergeant Tyre Arvalis.
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Records of the Battle Team go to as for as 17 years after the battle of Yavin. The leader of that time was a Jedi Hunter by the name of Swiper. Swiper would continue to lead the battle team until at least the end of 17 ABY after which a Dark Jedi Knight by the name of Incandescence took over. His leadership of the Dark Fire Brigade was however short lived as Shaithis Var'rek would take over leading the Brigade from early till end 18 ABY. Early 19 ABY leadership shifted again this time to Mordin "Apo" Malchia Taldrya Mordin would however not lead the Battle team for a long time.
During the start of 19 ABY not long after the Exodus Benevolent Taldrya Whiner took over the reigns as Sergeant. His leadership would last until 21 ABY after which Aticus Arjin would take over as the new Sergeant. After Aticus came Fire-Knight in the year 22 ABY. After a steady year Kraval Novir was appointed as the new battle team leader. Michael Arkarso became the leader of the Dark Fire Brigade after Jedi Hunter Jaysen followed then Deputy Grand Master Kir Taldrya Katarn to Clan Plagueis and took on the position of Quaestor. Michael lead the Brigade only a few months before it was officially dissolved.
It took over a year until the Brigade reformed once more and opened under Krath Pontifex Seraine "Erinyes" Ténama. Upon her elevation to Quaestor of House Dinaari, Dark Jedi Knight Michael Arkarso temporary took over the reigns of leadership once more. During an assault on an Imperial Warlord while leading the Brigade, Michael disappeared, leaving the Brigade temporarily leaderless. Jaysen, leading Dark Avatar Circle during that same mission took on leadership of the Brigade for another term as well.
Needing time away from leadership, Jaysen resigned from his position. A veteran leader was brought in to guide and lead the newer members of the Brigade, in the form of Combat Master Halcyon Rokir. Halcyon led the Battle Team for several months when the leaders of Dinaari decided to re-evaluate the role of Battleteams in general. After much discussion Dark Fire Brigade was closed leaving Old Folks' Home Brigade the only Battle Team remaining in the House.
After the Rite of Supremacy the need for a new battle team drove the house summit under leadership of Quaestor Voden Arjin to reopen the battle team. They appointed recent newcomer Tyre Arvalis to lead the battle team into a new age.
Recruitment and Admission
The battle team has an on and off history with many forms of admission and recruitment. At times one would need to apply for a position when at other times a group of less-experienced dark jedi were placed in the squad to train them for future leadership positions. In its most recent incarnation it follows the latter pattern, numerous low ranking dark jedi were put into the squad and as such the battle team has taken up a role of serving as a support the younger members and train them for future leadership positions.
Role and Training
Despite its frequent usage to guide new comers into leader positions it has always retained its status as an elite battle team inside House Dinaari. With each leader personally having a hand in the training of his subordinates in various areas of expertise. These areas range from physical trainings which include, conditioning and strengthening of a subordinates body, training in various forms of hand-to-hand combat, marksmanship, melee weapon training. To other fields of expertise with examples such as leadership, covert ops. and the dreaded lightsaber training. This all leads to members of the brigade to being prime examples of Dinaari’s strength and ambition to succeed.
Under its newest and most recent incarnation with the highly technological powered battle armors the recruits spend the first and foremost part of their training in conditioning and strengthening their bodies to handle the dangerous battle team armors with everything else being held for a later time. Once the recruit has advanced enough to be able to handle the stress that comes with wearing the battle armor they spend half their training time in the armor to grow accustomed to its use. The other half of the training is spend outside of their armor to give them a fighting chance should the armor seize to function or under circumstances where the use of armor is unsuitable.
Roll of Leaders
- Swiper Taldrya
- Shaithis Var'rek
- Mordin 'Apo' Malchia Taldrya
- Benevolent Taldrya Whiner
- Benevolent Taldrya Whiner
- Radium a.k.a Aticus Arjin
- Kraval Novir
- Michael Arkarso
- Seraine 'Erinyes' Ténama
- Michael Arkarso
- Halcyon Rokir (until BT closed)
- Tyre Arvalis