One of the very first things I said to River was this,”I am not going to like you.”
Now, River and I can laugh about that. River has come to be like a big brother to me. I talk to him about a lot of things not just clan or secondlife but life in general. Sometimes I feel sorry for him. He is a lot like Loki, they both can think objectively which is sometimes the guidance I need as I tend to think with my heart.
I thought and thought about what to write here, but Missy asked River some questions that he happily answered but were lost in the abyss. So I will let the interview speak for itself.
Μϊşşy ღ Tauяღ Čяσşş (mismystique): *takes out her pen and paper and begins * “”WHAT IS Dux ABOUT?” (describe your specifics how it is a Group, and works for and with in the Family
River Stýx (riverstix) chuckles “What is Dux about…..Hm well we are what you could say are the Guardians, Protectors and Enforcers within our family….or Killjoys hrhr”
M: “WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR GROUP and YOUR ROLE?
River: Now as for how the Dux function…..
M: Yes how they function and who they look to and or help others. and what is your role with them.
River: Alright…allow me a few to elaborate on that. To be a Dux means knowing the Family Guidelines and Rules set forth from within the Liber Scientia (our families rule book) and enforcing the rules/guidelines set forth within that book in a stern yet respectful manner. For example…family chat An integral part of being Dux is the monitoring of Family chat…this really is a must as it is our most obvious portal into keeping the peace. Most disagreements, flared tempers and hurt feels begin here; we are human and often times this is something merely based on the limitations of a text based social environment where tone is not available So we the Dux as peacekeepers from time to time need to alleviate any tension within that form of communication mainly in the form of a gentle reminder in the form of an IM to the parties involved…it’s always important to make sure the tension is taken into an IM which can sometimes be the most difficult part, but that’s where we step in…so no drama ensues from there. (continues…lol it’s long winded I know but I fucking love my job)
River: One of my personal favorites of my position in Dux is Home Security…This is SL and as is the real world people will want to intrude and cause havoc, mischief or flat out harass our family or certain members within our family.As Dux we are to spend some of our time on land…personally I spend all my time on our family lands…I dherish this family and it’s well being and I never take kindly to anyone that wants to intrude on my family. If something arises and someone is on our family lands running a muck I will of course open up all lines of communication and proceed from there and if it comes to it dish out warnings and bannings from all Legionne Rising lands and/or all Legionne Rising Groups.
River Stýx (riverstix): Another extremely important role the Dux play are as Educators Bloodlines is a complex game within a complex game and often we as lieges often snatch new blood for our ranks from the blood of fresh members to SL itself. What this means is guaranteed to overwhelm. As Dux it is up to us to guide members old and new through the ways and traditions of our family. This can be as simple as helping in family chat to answer questions that will inevitably arise
Most importantly as Dux our duty is to our family, to our sovereigns and to our founders of this family. We are here to help maintain this great family that our founders dedicated themselves to forming. We all as Dux feel pride and honor that we are one of the few trusted with the duties we have been given. And as Dux we always remember that by completing our duties we are ultimately proving our utmost respect to those that have given us this honor.
M: “WHY SHOULD SOMEONE CONSIDER JOINING YOUR GROUP if and when there are openings?” (what makes you special or unique when compared to others? example why you not events etc.. “interesting sounds great if there was a position open Why Should someone Consider joining the Dux compared to another part of the family.?”
River: The Dux is not for everyone; by any means…it takes someone with a certain personality or at least the trait that you are not the type to give two fucks about what people think of you…I say this because We aren’t here to be everyone’s bff, and we aren’t here to ruin everyone’s day. But no matter your friend or enemy everyone should be guided and disciplined equally. And that is extremely important …to treat all as equals and many people have difficulty doing that. So someone applying would very much need to be comfortable with no matter friend or foe they can lay down the law when necessary. Also I think someone with a keen eye …observant not only of what is physically around them but observant to people’s personalities and behavior for it helps on so many levels in this position if you’re a good read of people. Another suggestion for someone considering Dux over any other office within the family is their knowledge of Bloodlines and do they have an interest in educating other based on their
M: now the one i think you may find the most simplest or the hardest .. depending on who you are. “WHO ARE YOU?” (give details about how you became part of the group from begin and who are are not to the group .. who else is in it… how long have you been around in LR as a Dux, etc)
(three parter kind of)
River: Who am I? Well shit…haven’t you heard I’m your local friendly neighborhood asshole hrhr
Alright…but seriously in our Legionne Rising Family I hold position of both a Dux and an Impertore. Within the Dux I am below our Caput Dux; Kitty Ambrosio. I don’t share any sort of special position within the Dux itself as far as if I’m to be compared to any of the other members of the Dux aside from the Caput of course. I believe I’ve been a Dux since around February of this year though I’ve always since day one of the founding of our family I’ve always been observant and protecting of our lands and our family members. I’m assuming that is what got me nominated to be a Dux though I can’t say for certain. I myself was actually nominated by our council members themselves so it truly was an honor when I was approaced. As for whom the other members of the Dux are we have: Caput Dux: Kitty Ambrosio and then the Dux: Glow Styx, Sophia Styx, Matt Ambrosio and Asa
“WHAT 3 QUESTIONS DO YOU THINK A NEW MEMBER MOST WANTS TO ASK?”
River: Hmm…I can only say what I’ve seen the most asked hrhr not so much maybe what they’d want to ask…So top three questions I see most from a new member…hmm nothing too elaborate really, all rather basic Such as where to shop, where to hunt or simply where the fuck do I go from here hrhr
River has always taken his role serious with the Dux. The poor guy has shown up out of nowhere. I laugh that he feels a disturbance in the force. We are very proud to have him on council and appreciate all that he does.