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Shadow Academy
Key Information
Shadow Academy
Aurora Collegium of Sciences
Shadow Academy Degrees
Course Catalog
Troubleshooting Form
Scroll of Foundation
Inactive Shadow Academy Courses
HM Reports
Alethia Archenksova
P:HM Alaris Jinn
T:W Bentre Sadow
T:Q Kanal O'Neill
M:HM Various Members
PROF Various Members

Headmaster (HM) is the Council position overseeing the Shadow Academy and knowledge management. The current Headmaster is Alethia Archenksova


General Duties

  • Hires and manages a staff including a Praetor and a variable number of Magistrates. The duties below may be delegated to HM and SA staff as appropriate.
  • Assists in Council-wide efforts including but not limited to major projects and vendettas.
  • Issues regular reports to the members about their area of responsibility.
  • Takes the lead on documenting key features of the Brotherhood, usually through Shadow Academy course notes.
  • Responsible for identifying and resolving gaps in training and documentation.

Specific Duties

Shadow Academy

  • Responsible for the development, maintenance, and management of Shadow Academy courses.
    • Manages courses, course groups ("Departments"), and exams.
    • Ensures that exams are graded in a timely fashion.
    • Manages the images used in SA courses through the DJB site assets system.
    • Manages videos developed for SA courses and hosted through the SA YouTube account.
  • Manages the Shadow Academy staff, including the positions of Professor and Docent.
  • Manages the Shadow Academy Degrees.
    • Handles documentation of degrees and coordinates with the SCL to defined and deploy requirements to the site.
    • Awards special degrees for merit.
  • Manages the Aurora Collegium of Sciences, the Brotherhood society that incentivizes SA advancement.
    • Oversees any changes to ACS requirements or rewards.
    • Takes the lead on developing ACS-themed content, fiction, and participation opportunities.
  • In coordination with the MAA, develop standards for the Scroll of Foundation and award it for contributions to the Shadow Academy through course grading and


  • In coordination with the SCL, manages the technical backend for the DJBWiki.
    • Oversees permissions management, including locked articles and Wiki account creation.
    • Develops and maintains templates, categories, and namespaces as appropriate.
  • Defines and maintaines authoritative articles in coordination with the Council and Consuls.
  • Assists members in contributing to and navigating DJBWiki.
  • Develops and maintains standards including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, the Editing Policies, Layout Guide, Character Page Template, and Tutorial.
  • Identify exceptional contributions and contributors through the Wikipedian of the Month and frameworks.
    • In coordination with the MAA, develop standards for the Dark Side Scroll and award it for contributions to the DJBWiki.
  • Currently, these duties are delegated to the Wiki Tribune, a position reporting to the HM.


  • Oversees chat-based trivia competitions, including the use of the QuizBot Discord bot and the channels and roles required for it to function.
    • Currently, this duty is delegated to the Quizmaster, a unique position that reports to the HM.
  • Develops onboarding and quick reference content for Discord.

Fictional Role

The Headmaster is tasked by the Grand Master to overseer the Shadow Academy and is directly responsible for protecting and preserving the archival knowledge the Brotherhood has accumulated while studying the ways of the Force. This covers anything from ancient scrolls and tomes to the rare and powerful holocrons. With the Shadow Academy itself focused on the development and training of both new and veteran members of the Brotherhood, and is composed of a cadre of members, freelancers, loyalist, and administrators known as The Shadow Academy Society. This society is dedicated to assisting the Headmaster’s with archeological and archival expeditions that serve the interest of reclaiming artifacts on behalf of the Brotherhood.

The Headmaster also oversees the medical facilities for the Brotherhood and works with the Seneschal to administer and maintain the facilities.

Roll of Headmasters

The founder and headmasters (from top left): Jedgar Octavius Paladin (Founder); Mejas Doto; Troutrooper; Spears Tarentae; Anshar Kahn Tarentae; Aabsdu Dupar di Plagia; Taigikori Aybara Dupar; Ronovi Tavisaen

Headmasters of the Brotherhood
Name Service Dates
Reinthaler ?? - ??
Stefan Ronin ?? - ??
Maehel Goatboy ?? - ??
Dev ?? - ??
Tycho ?? - ??
Whafro ?? - ??
Menacer ?? - ??
Wrath Calin ?? - ??
Kumba ?? - ??
Shups ?? - ??
J'Lek ?? - ??
Mejas Doto ?? - ??
Troutrooper ?? - ??
Arion Sunrider ?? - ??
Mage ?? - ??
Acxodim Pyralis ?? - June 14, 2003
Kaiann Yetaru Entar June 14, 2003 - October 20, 2004
Spears Tarentae October 20, 2004 - March 9, 2006
Anshar Kahn Tarentae March 13, 2006 - December 18, 2007
Aabsdu Dupar January 12, 2008 - May 24, 2010
Taigikori Aybara Dupar May 25, 2010 - February 27, 2012
Ronovi Tavisaen February 27, 2012 - November 26, 2012
Solari December 8, 2012 - April 9, 2014
Dacien Victae April 30, 2014 - May 8, 2016
Farrin Xies May 8, 2016 - May 29, 2018
Daniel "Seraphol" Stephens May 29th, 2018 - May 5, 2020
Ciara Tearnan Rothwell Tarentae May 5, 2020 - September 23, 2022
Alethia Archenksova September 23, 2022 - Present
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