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  1.   1.  Rules
    1.   1.1  Joining a Syndicate
    2.   1.2  Qualifying for a Free Company
  2.   2.  Grand Syndicates
    1.   2.1  Grand Syndicate Prompts
  3.   3.  Free Company
  4.   4.  Historical Free Companies

Del Cenere Syndicates

Active Grand Syndicates

3

Active Free Companies

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Del Ceneren Syndicates

1.  Rules

1.1  Joining a Syndicate

Syndicates, as opposed to Free Companies, are run by The Ashen Ring elite and fulfill overarching needs that the Gang puts forth. Members of Syndicates are considered more practiced in their skillsets, and, thus, are given due respect as a result, and have their own micro hierarchy within them; limited Specialized Positions, for instance, denote a member's dedication to a specific craft within the Gang and their subsequent value as a member. Ashen Ring members may choose to delegate tasks to these individuals directly.

Rules

  • Membership to Syndicates is unlimited, however:
    • Members cannot be a member of both a Free Company and a Syndicate; They are mutually exclusive.
    • Syndicates lack proper authority without a Kingpin and will be considered dormant until the Ashen Ring position is filled, regardless of membership.
  • Characters may join a Syndicate even if there is no Kingpin, but cannot go above the Mastery Rank.
  • Members must be ranked El Probado and fulfill the minimum Requirements to join syndicates.
  • Three months of low activity (under 5 posts) will result in removal from a Syndicate to keep positions clear and available.
  • Characters may only apply for promotion once per month.
    • Additionally, if a character:
      • is NPC'd, the character forfeits their position within the Syndicate.
      • is demoted below the minimum requirement, the character forfeits their position within the Syndicate.
    • Characters who willfully and regularly goes against the will of their Kingpin or otherwise disrespects the hierarchy of the Syndicate forfeit their position within it.
  • If a member is demoted or loses their position within a Syndicate, they may re-join once they meet minimum requirements again.


1.2  Qualifying for a Free Company

Free Companies are a looser form of the Ashen Ring's Syndicates - Less stringent, and less organized, Free Companies are a collective of like-minded individuals within Del Cenere who carry out and specialize in a specific niche with pack operations. Free companies do not receive any specific sub-rankings or recognition of authority outside of existing pack hierarchy, but must have an appointed Director to conduct operations. Members are welcome to quit their Free Company to join a Syndicate if they feel it better suits the role they wish to pursue.

Rules

  • Directors must be at the Enkindled Rank to operate a Free Company.
  • Prospective members must be ranked El Probado and above to join a Free Company.
  • Free companies require 3 players to be formed, and are capped at 5 characters.
    • NPCs are excluded from Free Companies, as they are with Syndicates.
    • If the Free Company falls beneath 3 players, or its Director goes inactive or is demoted or promoted to the Ashen Ring, it will dissolve.
    • If there is another eligible member of the Free Company ranked Enkindled, and membership still meets minimum requirements, that player can request Director status.
    • If an El Probado member is demoted to Las Brasas, they will be ineligible to remain in their Free Company until promoted again.
  • Free Companies cannot compete with Syndicates, or operate in direct opposition to Syndicates.
    • Additionally, characters cannot be enlisted in both a Free Company and a Syndicate, and vice versa.
  • Prospective Free Companies must be able to stand on their own as a concept - for example, a ferry-themed Free Company cannot exist with a boating-themed Free Company already in operation.

Free Company Submission

  • Proof of Concept Form

[b]Proposed Free Company Name[/b]:
[b]Purpose and Duty Fulfillment[/b]: (What does your Free Company do? How will it benefit Del Cenere?)
[b]Prospective Director[/b]:
[b]Prospective Members[/b]:
[list][*][/list]

  • Once approved of by Leadership, the prospective has one month to start and complete three threads involving the creation of the Free Company:
    • All prospective members must be involved in at least one creation thread.
    • Threads must have a cumulative 1500 words to be considered complete.
  • Completed threads must be submitted via PM to Leadership.


2.  Grand Syndicates

The Ochre Thread Craftsman's Guild

Status

Inactive

Kingpin

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Purpose

Artesans: men and women of culture and creation – Craft of all sorts is integral to the production of goods, and the collective wealth of the Gang as a whole. Headed by La Mano, this blanket organization involves themselves with transformation of raw materials into product and furthering Del Cenere’s inventive needs and progress. These members are at home both in the field, and in the workshop, or warming by a forge and are hardly ones to shy from a dedicated work ethic.

Positions

Artificer

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Wright

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Smithy

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Mastery

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Qualified

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Apprentice

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The Left Hand Stealth Network

Status

Inactive

Kingpin

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Purpose

Members who belong to The Left Hand are a clever sort, capable of becoming faceless and blending in with the hustle and bustle of a crowd effortlessly. These delegates of subterfuge act as a cohesive unit, each facet dedicated to something different. Among this shadowy syndicate overseen by El Ojo, spies and assassins with a gift for acting and mixing poisons work alongside scouts and trackers with a knack for getting in and out of places unseen, all of which makes gathering information and concocting schemes a key point of this syndicate. The Rey Salvage and the safety of Del Cenere as a whole is their top priority, something that makes each individual under this banner deadly and irreplaceable.

Positions

Bane

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Tracer

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Mendicant

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Mastery

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Qualified

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Apprentice

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The Silver Suture Apothecary

Status

Active

Kingpin

Morrigan Archeron

Purpose

Agents of all things to do with herblore, primitive medicine and spiritual healing, the denizens of The Silver Suture are as sharp minded as they are kind-hearted, seeking to heal the hurts of the body and mind with any tools at their disposal beneath the guidance of the El Corazón. Each individual contributes to the health of the Gang with their collectively held knowledge and desire to make things grow, thrive, and be well. While some of the Silver Suture prefer to spend most of their time with hands planted firmly in the dirt, coaxing life out of the hard ground – others see to the needs of Ashen young and old, mending cracked hearts and stitching wounds shut wherever they may be found.

Positions

Sage

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Physician

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Greenskeeper

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Mastery

--

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Qualified

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Apprentice

Morris

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Three Sisters Brokerage Mercantile Collective

Status

Active

Kingpin

Peony Braithwaite

Purpose

Barterers, tradesmen, diplomats and more – the participants of Three Sisters Brokerage are conducted under the tutelage of the Gang’s La Oreja. A home for the silver-tongued and quick-witted, these worldly individuals are no strangers to the travel and lands abroad and are masters of commerce and navigating tricky intra-pack diplomacy; Acting as an extension of the Rey Salvaje themself, they are well-versed with Del Cenere’s cultures and ideals and serve as a mouthpiece whilst visiting trade partners to bolster the Gang’s stores.

Positions

Magnate

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Advocate

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Firebrand

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Mastery

--

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Qualified

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Apprentice

Lyssa Fontaine

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Sword and Shield Militia

Status

Active

Kingpin

Fredrick Knight

Purpose

Monitored and tested by El Diente themself, members of the Sword and Shield are experts at using their strength, weaponry, and guile to keep the borders secure, visitors in check, and Ashen safe. Defenders through and through, individuals representing this Syndicate are frequently found in Charmingtown, where they keep the peace between Del Cenerens and outside factions, but their vigilance isn't restricted to one location, nor does it ever end. It is the Sword and Shield that those traveling outside of the Gang seek out for protection, and it is their expertise that the Rey Salvaje relies on in times of unrest or war.

Positions

Brute

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Sentry

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Chariot

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Mastery

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Qualified

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Apprentice

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The Drunken Tusk Crofter and Huntsman Coalition

Status

Inactive

Kingpin

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Purpose

Overseen by La Carne, representatives of the Drunken Tusk seem eerily familiar with the minds of beasts and are either seen among the livestock or, when out in the field, not at all. Those boasting expert tracking abilities will find themselves setting traps or hunting game in an endless effort to keep the Gang's larders full and its craftspeople supplied with raw materials. Closer to home, these Ashen are responsible for the health, wellbeing, and acquisition of the Gang's livestock while also deciding which animals are culled, gelded, or traded off, all in order to best provide for the future of Del Cenere.

Positions

The First Hunter

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Stablemaster

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Woodsman

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Mastery

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Qualified

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Apprentice

Rafaela Tejada

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2.1  Grand Syndicate Prompts

The Ochre Thread

Apprenticeship Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Probado
  • 800 words written per Challenge
  • Are stocks looking low for materials? Work with raw goods to make them more malleable for the general use of the Syndicate, or go out to collect fresh raw materials for later. Dig clay up from Moosehead Lake, cut down lumber, shear the sheep, gather feathers from the coops - there's plenty of work to do!
  • Pack Projects are constantly in need of goods - connect with one of the project leads and work on setting up the supply chain they need to bring it to completion, or report what's being sought to more folks within the Ochre Thread!

Qualified Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Elegido
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 1 Tier I Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Flex your creative muscle and craft small-scale goods. Del Cenere has a number of events, a handful of holidays; Why not construct some gift bags or trinkets for such an occasion?
  • Team work makes the dream work - combine efforts with another person in your Syndicate in order to knuckle down into a more personal, larger-scale project to up productivity. Something needs built? Maybe patched up? Perhaps, even, a massive batch of those things were asked for? Regardless, you're on a deadline.

Mastery Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Help to direct Apprentices through a crafting project, or teach and hone a Qualified member's skills, or work towards bettering your own work; Practice the nuance and flairs of your own stylistic leanings, or assist new craftsmen with developing their own calling card.
  • Tools of the trade are important - flex your inventiveness, and create tools to help further the Ochre Thread's trades and increase the overall level of craftsmanship.

Artificer Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Allover Del Cenere's best craftsman for general goods; from tanning to clay, cloth to wax, it's expected that the Artificer is expected to be familiar with most of these materials at their disposal. Practice with unfamiliar materials to round out your abilities, and document your successes (and your failures!)
  • Teach other Del Cenerens the way of proper craftsmanship - from weaving baskets to the nuance of sewing leather, things may not come so naturally to your fellow Luperci within The Ochre Thread!

Wright Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • The Wright is a domesticated man of the woods - it's said they can take one look at a tree, and determine its worth for whatever project is at hand. Grab a lumberjack and head into the woods to seek the perfect tree for whatever project you have at hand.
  • While the job of a handyman is nothing new, the Wright's true passion lies in the creation of something new, of something different. From beginning to end, plan to craft something new, gather your materials, and bring your idea to fruition.

Smithy Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Maintain your forge or work station - what all do you need to keep things stocked and clean? Are you running low on kindling for a fire? How about water, or even raw materials? Either handle this yourself or delegate assistance to keep things in operating order.
  • Get in contact with another Syndicate to work on whatever they require to conduct their own trades, be it tools or weapons. Alternatively, hone your skill in crafting said items or refine a fellow Ashen's tools or weapons to keep them from breaking!


The Left Hand

Apprenticeship Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Probado
  • 800 words written per Challenge
  • Stealth starts somewhere - practice this vital skill with fellow Gang members; Train on your eavesdropping, observation, hiding, or scouting.
  • Gather information for other members of the Syndicate and report on updates along the trails. It's not a glamorous job, but it's important to gather good and accurate intelligence on your surroundings.

Qualified Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Elegido
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 1 Tier I Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Interact with an Outsider and build a rapport to discuss local rumors and pursue the details to see if there's any merit to them!
  • The Gang is surrounded by different packs on each side, some of them have clear intentions but others are of a more murky sort. Trick, trade, or pressure new information about a different pack out of an unsuspecting mark and make sure they don’t remember your face down the road!

Mastery Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Spot an Ashen with the gift of subterfuge. Perhaps someone always manages to sneak up on you, is silent on their feet, or shows aptitude for lying with a straight face. Recruit them to The Left Hand, and provide them an safe space to master their particular talents, no matter how shifty and dark they may be.
  • It’s time to check in the grunts and see how they are progressing. Locate an Ashen of your syndicate that isn’t really getting it, identify the areas that need work and help them improve. A intelligence network is only as secure as it’s weakest link, and its up to those who’ve mastered the basics to lead the rest forward.

Bane Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Showcase your knowledge of poisonous plants - identify and notate noxious weeds, dangerous flowers, or toxic seeds to teach others, or, to keep for your own records, just in case... Alternatively, distill a poison and treat your weapon of choice. Practice your lethality - within reason, of course.
  • Extract information from a stranger using the tools of your trade from a secret location - this should be outside of the Ganglands, and discrete where you cannot be traced back!

Tracer Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • The Tracer's skillset relies strongly on two very important factors: their ability to track fellow Luperci, and their incredible mobility, often in junction with one another. Climb trees and navigate to the best of your ability while stalking quarry, rapidly navigate the underbrush in lupus whilst keeping out of sight, or scale steep stones to stay out of the average Optime's reach.
  • Track and dispatch a threat, all without being detected by any means you so choose - set out a trap, or take a more direct method.

Mendicant Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Concoct a convincing disguise and test it on unsuspecting Ashen, using different scents and other manner of dying ingredients to muddle your appearance. A different tone of voice may not be enough, and it's far easier to fool a mark when they aren’t focused on the hand in their pockets, but on what you want them to pay attention too. Work some sleight of hand into the disguise to hook their eyes elsewhere.
  • A good actor is never what they seem, and to remain faceless you must have a firm grasp on language and be able to switch dialects and accents when the situation calls for it. Pick up a new language or practice a foreign accent, or any found in the region that might help you blend in.


The Silver Suture

Apprenticeship Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Probado
  • 800 words written per Challenge
  • As the Garden grows and the Gang requires more clear land for growing livestock feed and medicinal herbs, the need for fields that have been picked clean of rocks, debri and poisonous weeds has arisen. Band together with the other apprentices or strike out on your own to clear land around Irving for agricultural purposes.
  • The need of materials meant for potions, alcohol, or medicine is especially high in the warmer months. Help out any of the Ashen by gathering ingredients necessary and contributing them to the packs storage, if you happen to learn about what they are used for all the better.

Qualified Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Elegido
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 1 Tier I Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Now that you’ve shown your stuff in the lower ranks of the syndicate, it’s time to get serious. What medicines are the pack missing, and what areas of medical expertise are lacking? Find out what you can, and construct a plan to bridge the gaps or a way to gain the skills and information needed.
  • Band together with the other qualified to make processed items for pack use, a step up from simply gathering materials for others to use. Better yet, teach the apprentices why the things they gather work, and how to make them into a salve, vinegar, or infusion to benefit the other Ashen.

Mastery Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Bushy tailed and bright eyed, there are plenty of Apprentices without direction, organize a field day or workshop to demonstrate various disciplines involving the syndicate and how they benefit Del Cenere as a whole. Speak to an apprentice directly to find out what skills they have, and what discipline they’re going after. Some could use a mentor, will your character step up to the plate?
  • Medical work is tough, but your experienced enough to operate through any crisis with a calm and cool head. Spot a problem and treat it before it gets worse, heal a grievous injury and perform follow up, or organize a preventative treatment plan concerning an Ashen getting on in years, Luperci or animal alike.

Sage Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • As Sage, its your job to listen and heed the spiritual word of various Gang member's beliefs. Advise someone who’s lost and looking for guidance, selecting a belief system to share with them you think would benefit the most. Alternatively, seek out and learn about the different faiths present in the Gang, and who these Ashen pray to, and help shepherd them .
  • Combine faith and medicine - for instance, is there a specific salve application that requires incantation or prayer for a certain amount of time to maximize its effectivity? Pass on this knowledge to some of your fellow medics.

Physician Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Puppies can be born with mistakes occasionally, help correct a birth defect like a stub leg or cleft pallet with surgery, help deliver pre-mature pups successfully, or check in with an anxious pregnant Ashen to create a birth plan. If there’s trouble during labor, rush over and assist with a safe delivery.
  • Help treat a major injury, such as a broken leg, cracked ribs, or dislocated shoulder. Ease the injured Ashen into the procedure, and remember to offer plenty of sedative to offset the pain!

Greenskeeper Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • As a gardener, your knowledge on the art of growing things is extensive. Grow something entirely new to the Gang around the Irvings Gardens or something challenging requiring a green thumb, such as tobacco, marijuana or psilocybin mushrooms.
  • Blight has begun to infect the gardens, if left unchecked could wipe out valuable ingredients and cause untold damage. It’s your characters demonstrating of their expertise that quarantines the infected plants and stops the spread. The blighted plants are a loss, and plans should be made to adjust plots to prevent another disease.


Three Sisters Brokerage

Apprenticeship Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Probado
  • 800 words written per Challenge
  • Take tally of Del Cenere's stores to get an accurate concept of what needs gathering and general inventory, and report on your findings to someone in the Mastery rank or above. While grunt work is never fun, it certainly is a necessity!
  • Accompany higher ranked Syndicate members on either a trade expedition or diplomatic visit - be prepared to help ferry goods safely along trade routes, and memorize designated paths that Wayfinders lay out.

Qualified Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Elegido
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 1 Tier I Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Participate in helping to put together or prep for a Pack Event, from ensuring there's enough food to keeping folks in line. Cook, craft, or acquire the help to help fully supply parties or festivities to ensure that Del Cenerens talk about it for months to come!
  • Improve or maintain relations with Loner Bands, and learn something new from these delegates. Do they have a lead on lucrative trade deals? Is there a rumor mill involving limited resources? Be sure to report your findings to your higher-ups!

Mastery Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • A trading network is critical to this Syndicate in particular, and its up to those in the Mastery rank to keep those social relationships up to date. Organize a small ambassador venture to strengthen and build rapport with friendly packs and loner bands, taking care to abide by any customs. Perhaps bringing small trinkets of goodwill is a chance to not only show off your handcrafted goods, but the prosperity in store by trading with Del Cenere.
  • The ledgers upkeep can get monotonous at the best of time, but you have noticed a discrepancy! Investigate the cause and who is responsible in order to find out if you are dealing with outright thievery or lazy book keeping, and dole out consequences based on the nature of the variance.

Magnate Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • The deal is the deal, and you’ve got an ear to the ground in order to keep up with rising trends in the market. Take inventory from one of the Apprentices and find out where stock is flying out the door and increase production of that item. Slow moving goods should be scaled back, and with the change of seasons its imperative as Magnate you are on the ball, guiding the invisible hand of supply and demand in Del Cenere.
  • While staying behind the borders always feels the safest, the Magnate has an insatiable drive to find more. Whether you are on the look out for an entirely new product or sampling the wares of other packs, find something that may be a diamond in the rough and that Del Cenere cannot produce itself. The more exotic the better, but beware of inflated cost due to scarce availability.

Advocate Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Ruffled feathers are no easy thing to calm, but as Advocate you have the gift of the gab and can talk your way out of any situation, no matter how hairy it may be. Use this silver-tongue to get yourself or another Ashen out of a spot and prevent any fall out from the issue at hand. Some of the Ashen don’t prescribe to established hierarchy, this may be the time to remind them why it’s better to fall in line (especially around foreign guests).
  • Diplomacy is all about being tough enough to have the know how to effectively negotiate. Demonstrate this by teaming up with the Firebrand to smooth over a debt gone wrong, establish a new contract with a loner band, or connect positively with another pack we have a poor or neutral relationship with.

Firebrand Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • You wheel and deal in debts, loans, and other valuable exchanging of goods. A loan has come past due, and it’s prudent to begin adding interest for your generous extension. Come up with a fair interest rate and deliver the updated terms to your client, keeping an eye on any assets in case the deal goes south.
  • A debt’s gone sour and someone has to pay, namely the Ashen who hasn’t come up with the goods. It’s beyond a polite conversation, and the time to collect collateral has come. Team up with members of other Syndicates should you need muscle, track down this deadbeat and take what you are owed. Alternatively, blacklist the Luperci in question from dealings within the pack and spread the word about their untrustworthiness.


Sword and Shield

Apprenticeship Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Probado
  • 800 words written per Challenge
  • Weapons, horses, and gear can quickly become filthy when they're used and, if they aren't cleaned up in a timely manner, that can lead to trouble. Offer to wash and groom someone's horse, polish and sharpen blades, or clean and mend worn gear after a they return from a mission.
  • Nothing is more instrumental in learning and mastering a skill than repetition! Spar with a partner, challenge your aim, give a new maneuver a shot or try a familiar one under different conditions -- Whatever you do, just be sure to remember your mistakes and apply what you learned to future drills.

Qualified Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Elegido
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 1 Tier I Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Sometimes folks get themselves into trouble and, when they do, they end spending time in the prison cells or, if their actions were especially egregious, marked as an Unspoken -- possibly even both! Guard a prisoner for the night or take steps to ensure that an Unspoken is minding themself.
  • Spend the night patrolling the Gang's extensive borders, preferably with a buddy, in order to ensure that Effigies are intact, boundary lines are well-marked, and no threats lurk in the shadows. Alternatively, act as an unflappable bouncer for the Ugly Coyote.

Mastery Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Vigilance and quick-thinking are hallmark traits of those among the Sword and Shield. Prove that you are a worthy member of the Syndicate by heading off a would-be altercation before it starts or put an end to one already in full-swing before it gets more out of hand.
  • There will always be those in the world who wish to do others harm, especially to those who are young, old, or otherwise unable to defend themselves. Protect a Chispa, Fumar, or someone else in need of help from an aggressor intent on doing them harm!

Brute Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • The blades, the enforcers, and the bruisers all make up those in the Brute tier. Fighting is like breathing to the Brute, each strike seemingly effortless yet finding its mark with savage precision. Knock an offending Ashen down a few pegs with a well-placed punch or take care of a particular mouthy Luperci who’s threatened the Rey’s honor at The Ugly Coyote. Perhaps there is a debt to be settled somewhere in the pack lands, but the only answer is your fists.
  • While being well versed in the art of combat, every Brute has their favoured weapon. Find yours and fine tune the technique to use it, becoming a deadly expert in your chosen specialty. It might be helpful to track down others who are partial to the same brand of hurt you are, to share ideas and offer critiques on form and execution.

Sentry Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Should the upper echelon of Del Cenere need escorting outside the packlands for diplomacy reasons or anything else, a Sentry would rush to offer their services and aid in such a venture. Stalwart protectors, guards are just as skilled in combat as Brutes, but tend to mount more of a defense and act as a solid, impenetrable shield against those who would harm their charges. Cool, calm and collected, these individuals are bomb-proof and fearless, showing rock-solid dedication to the task at hand.
  • Being skilled at pre-emptive protection, it is up to the Sentry to spot weaknesses in Del Cenere’s security. Identify an area that needs to be fortified and come up with a way to pre-emptively strike at would-be invaders. Cleverly disguised traps that are marked only so Ashen can see notice them would go a long way in keeping our borders secure.

Chariot Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • The Chariot's lifeline is their horse. Strengthen your bond to your equine companion with regular care, with combative training, or by working on its endurance; Remember not to overwork your companion and be mindful of injury. Hooves need checked, coats need cleaned, and bellies need fed to stay in peak physical condition!
  • Practice your own skill with a weapon of your choice - mounted combat, after all, is the Chariot's forte. Bows, swords, or spears, the choice is yours. It's of the utmost importance to also desensitize your horse to the sounds and motions of combat.


The Drunken Tusk

Apprenticeship Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Probado
  • 800 words written per Challenge
  • One of the best ways to discover something that might otherwise go unnoticed is to simply sit, observe, and listen. Spend some time watching the free-range herds and flocks for evidence of anything unusual or perch yourself in a blind and observe prey patterns that could lead to a more successful hunt.
  • Record-keeping, while not especially fun, is instrumental in ensuring that important information about prey abundance and herd management is accurate and available for referencing. Track your successes (and failures!) in the hunt or add some useful notes about the livestock to a register.

Qualified Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: El Elegido
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 1 Tier I Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Knowledge is power and there is a whole lot of it out there! Increase expertise in your preferred field by being shown a method of trapping you've never used before, hunting a species of prey animal that is new to you, or learning about a type of livestock that you know very little about.
  • Tools, gear, and tack are all essential to the Drunken Tusk. Take care to ensure that blades are sharpened, rope and twine are sound, harnesses and wagons are in good condition, etc. Alternatively, contribute to these communal items by knotting new nets, braiding new rope, making more arrows, etc.

Mastery Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1000 words written per Challenge
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Now you have the knowledge, it's important to share it with others and ensure novices are properly trained. Teach someone about your skills, be it a newcomer just starting out or a young Chispa trying to find their place in the Gang. Alternatively, work through an issue that another Drunken Tusk member is having with their own abilities.
  • Fresh meat doesn't stay fresh for long. Thankfully, there are plenty of time-honored methods of meat preservation that you should be able to demonstrate proficiency in. Enlist the help of those below you to start preserving a fresh kill and oversee the work being done, making corrections or offering advice as needed.

The First Hunter Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Plan and lead a group hunt involving 3+ participants, taking special consideration for how you will coordinate your hunting party in order to better your chances for a successful outcome. For quality assurance of both the meat and the hide, work together to properly field dress the animal before bringing it back to Charmingtown for further processing.
  • An expert hunter should not only know other methods of hunting, they should have mastery over more than one primary technique. Forgo your preferred way of hunting in favor of practicing your expertise on another method. Alternatively, hunt in a form other than your preferred one!

Stablemaster Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Livestock can be unpredictable and sometimes prove quite dangerous. Being able to keep your wits about you when things go awry can make the difference between staying alive and suffering a grievous injury. Successfully manage an unexpected situation with a communal animal and consider ways to reduce future incidents.
  • Culling livestock isn't the best part of the job, but it's an important way to ensure quantities are manageable, that the stock remains in good health, and, of course, to provide ample food and raw materials for use by everyone. Make the difficult decision to cull a communal animal for the good of the Gang.

Woodsman Prerequisites

Challenges

» Requirements

  • Minimum Rank: The Enkindled
  • 1200 words involving the Position's Specialization
  • 2 Tier I Occupations pertaining to the Syndicate
or
  • 1 Tier II Occupation pertaining to the Syndicate
  • Snares and deadfall traps can certainly do the trick, but they don't work for every type of prey out there and sometimes they can be a little too basic. Think outside the ordinary by setting a fish or a bird trap. Alternatively, go big or go home by setting a tension trap, such as a spring spear trap, to try snagging a wild pig or a deer.
  • Setting successful traps and snares is all about knowing the behavioral patterns and, in a way, how a prey animal thinks. Spend some time putting yourself in your target's mind by processing the way your intended quarry might think or behave and then set your trap accordingly.


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