Ranks are used to reward members who have consistantly performed over a period of time. They designate seniority and the powers a member may use. Below is a table listing the various ranks, in descending order.
Grand Master (GM)Dark Jedi Primarch (DJP)
Dark Jedi Master (DJM)
Dark Side Adept (DA)
Appointment RanksUpon advancing to a position, a member may be at a lower rank than is considered appropriate for that position. In this case, they will be promoted successively to the suggested rank at an increased rate, provided they perform their duties adequately. This is up to the discretion of their superiors and the Master-at-Arms.
Minimum/Maximum RanksEach position within the Dark Brotherhood has a minimum AND maximum rank that a member may earn through the course of serving in a particular position. However, when a member has served above and beyond the call of duty, that member may be promoted over the typical maximum rank. In these instances, approval of a promotion above the typical maximum allowable rank for any position will fall under the discretion and/or agreement of the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and Master-at-Arms.
Note: Returning members in good standing to ANY position will retain the rank that was achieved in prior service.
Rank ElevationsIt is a great honour when any Dark Jedi receives a rank elevation. When a Dark Jedi advances, it is because a mentor has determined that the Dark Jedi has surpassed the abilities of his current rank. Only certain Jedi can give rank elevations to others. However, anyone may recommend someone for advancement. The Grand Master and the Master-at-Arms have final jurisdiction over all advancements. If they do not find the candidate to be worthy, then no elevation is given. All advancements must be approved by the Master-at-Arms prior to the announcement of the new rank, with the sole exception of the Headmaster of the Shadow Academy, who is able to directly confer an elevation to Novice upon completion of Apprentice Studies. The following is a list of who may give elevations:
Table of Contents: Ranks