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 ATTN: My resignation as your faction leader.

Discussion in 'Bogan Empire Archives' started by Brandon Rhea, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Site Owner Site Owner

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    Hello everybody. As you can see in this thread, a certain something happened in the very last post that will have you asking some questions about Banik Kelrada.

    To coincide with this, I'm officially announcing that Banik Kelrada will no longer be the Emperor of the Bogan and, along with that, I'm stepping down as the Bogan faction leader. The simplest answer for "Why?" would be that anytime I'm a faction leader, there's a point where I hit a wall and being the faction leader is no longer fun for me but instead feels like a chore. I'm beginning to feel closer to that point.

    Rather than staying in the hopes that I feel re-energized again, I'm going to step down now. It's not fair to string everyone else in the faction along just because I want to say I'm the Bogan faction leader, so it's only right that I step down.

    I want to enjoy my characters like everyone else does, and sometimes there are some things I want to do with Banik that would be at the expense of the Bogan, and while that's interesting story telling the faction itself deserves someone committed to the faction as a whole rather than just their own character. I've tried my best to balance both, and I hope I have, but it comes down more to not wanting to have to balance anymore and, therefore, not wanting to make you endure my own plans at the expense of the faction.

    So that's basically that. It's been more or less fun for me, and I've enjoyed working with all of you. The idea for making the Bogan Empire wasn't mine, but it was something I felt was very important for the long-term viability of this faction. There's now an army of billions and a navy with hundreds of ships. It has an entire sector under its domain. We've come a long way.

    I also hope that with Banik at the helm, the Bogan have been given a bit of a direction -- not just destruction of the Jedi because the Bogan are evil, but because of what the Jedi did on Ossus. I hope I've reawaken some of the spirit of the Ospion to go after the Jedi because they did something wrong to the Jedi who left and ultimately formed the Dark Jedi of the Bogan in the first place. It makes the war more meaningful in my view.

    With that, I would like to tell you that there's an official faction leader taking my place, but there's not. For now, Ols will be the interim faction leader until we find a new one. Not with Violet Tempest, because both Elijha Oderyn (Johnny) and Violet Tempest will also be leaving the faction, but with his Count of Serenno.

    The Count will be the new High Lord and acting Emperor until a new Emperor is put in place. More information about the new Emperor will be coming in a week or two, but for now please treat Ols as if he is your faction leader with the same respect you would give to anyone else. His decisions and his actions are that of a faction leader regardless of whether it's a temporary status, and I know he'll do a fantastic job regardless of his length of service.

    That said, he didn't know I was going to do this tonight, so my resignation is effective when he says he's good to go.

    Now, one final question I'm sure you all have: OMG is Banik dead?! Keep on reading The Story. :)
     
  2. Ser Gregor

    Ser Gregor M*A*S*Hed Potatoes

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    tl;dr version plox
     
  3. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Site Owner Site Owner

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    I respectfully decline your request. :CScool
     
  4. Ser Gregor

    Ser Gregor M*A*S*Hed Potatoes

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    k
     
  5. Sreeya

    Sreeya The Devil/Site Co-Owner and Manager Site Owner

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    Man this has been an eventful day on swrp..
     
  6. Malon

    Malon Veteran Member

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    Indeed it has. We should make it a sitewide holiday for commemoration. We can call it "Site-Wide Brandon-Is-No-Longer-Emperor Day" :bitchez

    ((all jokes Bac :CHappy))
     
  7. Dmitri

    Dmitri Admin Emeritus

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    I vote for Banikmas Day.
     
  8. Dread

    Dread Backend Admin Backend Administrator

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    This is pretty much the same thought I had. lol
     
  9. Jaqen H'ghar

    Jaqen H'ghar The Faceless MadGod

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    Didn't see this one coming at all Baccus. O.o
     
  10. Phil

    Phil The Black Sheep of SWRP

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    So does this mean the Bogan Military is still gonna be delayed?

    Sorry, was my first thought.
     
  11. Ols

    Ols I've got a feeling...

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    Hopefully not. Along with Bac's advice and directive, during my interim leadership, essentially what I'm going to try and do is to consolidate the faction (sort out the Dark Jedi order more concretely with where it stands in the empire, establish a new Bogan, establish a couple of governors, try and get some stuff together about how it operates day to day, with regard to the empire and the military, that kind of thing, and hopefully recruit a few more members as well). I've got some ideas to try and balance the military as a machine that operates of it's own accord but is also capable of being led by Dark Jedi in person, and for a few more roles in terms of the Crusader's roles within the empire.

    TL;DR No, all being well I will be looking to establish something in terms of the faction's military.

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    By the by, I'm ready as and when.
     
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  12. Dmitri

    Dmitri Admin Emeritus

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    Maybe it would be best not to mention Violet's succession ICly, since she never got a chance to do anything. That might lessen the damage done when it's revealed that Banik, Elijha and Violet have left.
     
  13. Zen

    Zen Grandmaster's Assistant

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    Darn, Baink had to step down. Gonna miss him.
     
  14. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Site Owner Site Owner

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    Alrighty then, per Ols, Ols is now the interim faction leader!
     
  15. Brand

    Brand tell me a story

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    Sad to see you, Bac. :( It's been great having you as faction leader, and I wish you the best in your future endeavors! :D
     
  16. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Site Owner Site Owner

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    Sad to see me? What did I ever do? :)

    :CHappy
     
  17. Sovereign

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    I will miss you
     
  18. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Site Owner Site Owner

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    We'll always have Paris.
     
  19. Sovereign

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    How romantic. I remember when we first watched that movie together
     
  20. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Site Owner Site Owner

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