Casa di Cavalieri Ranks

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  • Dark Orchid (#571B7e)
  • Slate Gray (#98AFC7)
Abbreviation
CdC
Demonym
Cavalier
Theme Song
I See Fire
cover by Peter Hollins, original by Ed Sheeran
Founded On
21st October, 2011
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Introduction

  • To see member's active ranks, visit the Membership Directory or our Rank Table for more details.
  • For co-rank information, and how to start earning them, take a look at our co-rank information.

Promotion and Demotion

Those in Casa di Cavalieri can expect to advance in rank based on both IC and OOC activity, where those who are more active are more likely to rewarded with advancement. Therefore it is important for players to consider both how often they post, and the quality and content of their posts, when looking to move into higher ranks. A balance is to be found; for example, it would be just as difficult for someone who posts rarely within a month, but whose posts are full of great IC interactions and character building, to advance as it would be for someone who posts 30 times a month, but posts nothing but fluff! Mainly try to post consistently and imaginatively and you will find your character moving up!

For OOC activity, Casa di Cavalieri's leadership perform checks at the end of the month to see how many posts a character has made. ICly, if your desired rank requires a PM be sent in with requirements (ex. training thread or Co-rank threads), please PM a rank request to the Casa di Cavalieri account anytime during the month. If a request is required but is not received at least five days before the end of the month, it is not guaranteed that your application will be reviewed in time for the end of month rank check. Promotion requests that are not submitted on time may result in delayed promotion by a month. Rank changes only occur at the end of the month or within the first few days of the new month.

Each rank above puppy is associated with a ceremonial article of clothing, either a sash or a cloak, that members can use as a way of quickly delineating hierarchy. Please see the culture page for more information.

Things to keep in mind


→ Advancement Threads do NOT need to be archived before submission.

→ Any thread made post-joining is acceptable for any required threads for advancement UNLESS your character has been aNPCed for over 3 months. If your character has been aNPCed for over 3 months then all submitted promotion threads must take place after pick up.

→ A thread for a rank requirement is considered complete when you reach 3 posts or 900 words, whichever comes first, focusing on the action (training or the skill needed for a Co-rank).

→ Any character moved to Casa's Portland Outpost forfeits their on-board rank, and upon return, will be ranked Recruit.

→ cNPCS can move through the ranks, and are adhered to the same rules as played characters to get promoted.

Ranks

Leaders

Sole | Sola
masculine | feminine

Lune | Luna
masculine | feminine

The leaders of Casa di Cavalieri are named for the sun and moon that light up the Earth. The Leadership are charged with performing all ceremonies, the protection of the pack, and keeping up a comfortable lifestyle for their members. Together, they are a united and equal force leading the pack under the values of honor, loyalty, and hard work. They share in all responsibilities of leading the pack, and will naturally take lead roles they find comfortable. If Leadership has a disagreement on a path of action the vote will go to the Council or the Brotherhood. See past leaders


The Council

War Lord

Advancement Requirements

The spirit of Casa, the War Lord is the tactician in charge of advising—and partially leading—all matters of war. This member spends their days learning about the strengths and weaknesses of all Casa members and learning about the physical ability of other packs to better advise the Leadership in times of discourse. Their more mundane duties include: tending to the armory, ensuring that all weapons are in good condition and usable in combat situations, and general training of members.

Promotion out of the Council into Leadership is up to Casa Leadership and 'Souls Assemblage's discretion. Reasons include, but not limited to:

  • Positive IC or OOC plot participation
  • Continuous membership and activity
  • Dependability IC and OOC
  • Compatibility with current Leadership both IC and OOC

Demotion: Leader discretion

  • If Players have extenuating circumstances, please PM Leadership ASAP. We are willing to evaluate on an individual basis.

Lead Diplomat

The Lead Diplomat is the face of Casa; this member is in charge of collecting and reporting information from all Ambassadors, including the other members of the Council. They are often away visiting packs and learning about their unique cultures, but, when they are home, the Lead Diplomat is regularly seen working alongside the War Lord, discussing the strengths and weaknesses that they have seen in other packs.

Labor Head

The backbone of Casa, this member is the handle turning the gears that make Casa di Cavalieri work smoothly. They act as a manager, assigning Cadets to Officers, and overseeing all labor within the pack for completion and quality. A good Labor Head is unafraid of hard work and getting dirty. They often assist Cadets with finding a Co-rank in Casa that fits their skills and is in need.

Pack Advisor

The heart of Casa, the Pack Advisor is not only an adviser to the Leadership, but to all who seek wisdom and guidance. This member is responsible for keeping the secrets of those troubled within the pack and advising them on all matters of the body, mind, and spirit. They are honor bound to not disclose anything a member tells them in confidence, unless they deem the information critical to the pack's success. Pack Advisors come in many forms; from a humble adviser seeking to help others, to spiritual leaders guiding through their beliefs.

Chief Cleric

The Chief Cleric is the glue that puts the Cavaliers back together again by ensuring that there are enough trained healers in the pack to patch up the fighters after battles. This member should have a strong grasp of herbology, and have experience working on a wide variety of patient needs from wounds, illness, and midwifery. The Chief Cleric ensures that the Herbalists and Farmers keep a steady flow of needed medicinal herbs and flowers, and teaches the new Healers to be well rounded. Their role is critical to keep the Cavaliers healthy in day to day life and in war.

Keeper of Whispers

While the Lead Diplomat may be the public face of the pack, the Master of Whispers lives in the shadows. This Council rank serves as a repository for information, and acts as the secret-keeper for Casa. Their position requires them to work closely with our Ambassadors and Leaders, as well as an overseer for our Stealth Masters and Scouts. They often come and go from the pack on secret missions of espionage. Their findings often help our diplomats keep Casa di Cavalieri seen in a positive light while assisting the War Lord to prepare in case things turn south.


The Brotherhood

Lionheart

Advancement Requirements

Promotion from Lionheart to a Council rank requires:

  • Inform Leadership of Council Rank Interest
  • ALL threads related to your desired Council rank, including a minimum of 3 started after earning a Brotherhood rank (3 posts or 900 words, whichever comes first, per thread)
  • 10+ posts for 2 months
  • 1 year and 6 months of membership in Casa

from Sworn to Valiant and Valiant to Lionheart requires:

  • 1 training thread
  • 10+ posts a month for 2 consecutive months

Demotion: Less than 7 posts for 2 consecutive months.

  • If Players have extenuating circumstances, please PM Leadership ASAP. We are willing to evaluate on an individual basis.

Valiant

Sworn

The highest rank of the three main tiers is divided into three sub-ranks. Members of The Brotherhood who have recently taken their vows are ranked as Sworn. Members who are more settled into their role as a knight are ranked as Valiant. Finally, members who have proven themselves to be deserving of extra honor and respect, are ranked Lionheart. Brotherhood members enjoy a less laborious lifestyle than the lower ranks, but are still responsible for completing tasks required by their Co-rank. They focus on training members in combat and mentoring Junior Cadets.



See the Brotherhood page for more information.


Adult Member Ranks

Honored Elder

Advancement Requirements

A spot for our elders who have served their time. This rank is for members of 5+ years of age who are unable to attend to their duties for physical or mental reasons. These members have earned their keep in Casa already and are no longer required to fight if called upon. They may keep their Brotherhood titles if they have earned them before moving to this rank. A member of 5+ years of age may volunteer to join this rank should they feel they are unable to physically or mentally fight in battle if called upon. Members of 10 years of age are automatically placed into this rank.

Promotion from First Officer into the Brotherhood requires:

  • 8+ posts in the month of request
  • 1 thread with each leader (3 posts or 900 words, whichever comes first)
  • Complete 2 challenges related to desired Brotherhood rank (900 words minimum, must be from after becoming an Officer)
  • Be a member of Casa for 1 year (Counting from initial pick up date, approved aNPC status does not effect)

from Second Officer to First Officer requires:

  • 8+ posts a month
  • 1 training thread that meets completion standards

from First Cadet to Second Officer requires:

  • 5+ posts a month
  • Have a co-rank
  • 1 training thread that meets completion standards

from Second Cadet to First Cadet requires:

  • 5+ posts a month

Demotion: From First Officer to Second Officer and From Second Officer to First Cadet

  • Less than 5 posts a month for 2 consecutive months

From First Cadet to Second Cadet

  • Less than 3 posts a month for 2 consecutive months

Officer (1st and 2nd)

The middle rank of the three main tiers, Officers are members who have earned a Co-rank and survived the hard labor of the Cadet tier, earning the trust of the Leadership and their peers. Officers are the supervisors of Cadets, making sure that all jobs related to their Co-rank are completed. On top of their supervision duties, Officers should be preparing themselves for full knighthood by completing the requirements of joining The Brotherhood, as well as helping new members settle into the pack.

Cadet (1st and 2nd)

The lowest rank of the three main tiers, Cadets are members who have proven that they are interested in being an active member of the pack and a defender of the needy. Although being a general laborer is not always glamorous, it is a step towards knighthood! Cadets are responsible for helping with the grunt work needed to keep the pack moving and should be on a continuous search for a Co-rank suitable to them.


Probationary Ranks

Recruit

Advancement Requirements

All new members that are 1 year old or older start at this rank. Recruits are responsible for learning about the pack culture, making friends, and starting their training. Junior Cadets that fail their First Blood ceremony at one year of age are also placed into this rank.

Promotion from Recruit to Second Cadet requires:

  • 2 months of consecutive membership in the pack

Demotion: Only demotion to Dishonorable possible

Promotion from Dishonorable

  • If previous rank was Officer or below: up to 3 months of excellent behavior and active helpfulness around the pack
  • If previous rank was Brotherhood or above: up to 6 months of excellent behavior and active helpfulness around the pack

Demotion: Not possible, this is the lowest rank

Dishonorable

Prisoners of war or members who have wronged the pack are marked as a Dishonorable. These members have no honor and need to be rehabilitated. They should not be shown the same respect as others. Although they are protected by Casa Law against physical violence, members generally will turn a blind eye to the odd shove, name calling, or taking away their kill. These members must work to earn back their honor and respect through excellent behavior and generally helping out around the pack.


Youth Member Ranks

Candid | Reticent

Advancement Requirements

Youths between the age of 4-6 months are sorted into two groups once they are appointed a Mentor. The Candid path contains youths who are outgoing, show interest in wrestling with their peers, and a sense of adventure. The Reticent path is reserved for youths who are more conservative, show signs of intelligence, and are gentler in nature.

The distinct titles are helpful to Mentors—and other adults—in helping youths to pick a possible, future Co-rank, or find interests that are helpful to the pack. However, it is the Mentor's responsibility to provided a well-rounded education to their Apprentice. A youth's grouping does not have any long term effect on their role in the pack.

Promotion from Candid or Reticent to Recruit

  • Earning at least two sash shields and completion of First Blood Ceremony

from Candid or Reticent to Second Cadet

  • Earning at least three sash shields and completion of First Blood Ceremony

from Candid or Reticent to First Cadet

  • Earning at least five sash shields and completion of First Blood Ceremony

Demotion: Only demotion to Dishonorable possible

Promotion from Puppy to Reticent or Candid

  • Automatic after being assigned a Mentor at around 6 months of age

Demotion: Not possible

Puppy

The rank given to newborns and pups under the age of 6 months. A puppy's role is to enjoy life!


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