Ranks are awarded based on merit and availability of the position
within each Division. The decision to promote
within a division is made by the leader of that
Division, with the advise of the officers of that
Division. Promotion to the Inner Council is
decided by the Grand Master, under advice from the
existing Inner Council.
All new members must first spend
a period of time as an Initiate. All Initiates are
expected to obey the orders of full members of any rank
and to strictly follow the tenants of the Order.
Initiates are not permitted to request items from the
Guild Bank or lead guild parties and raids without
express permission of a Councilor or all individuals
within the party or raid. The Initiation period
can be waived by special permission of the Inner Council
for Allied Members who wish to become Full Members.
Becoming an Initiate
become an Initiate of the Shrouded Dawn, you must
request an interview with an Officer or Councilor of the
Order. You will be asked by a Councilor, either
during the interview or before being invited into the
Order, for the names of any alternate characters you
play or have played regularly. Pending discussion
by the Inner Council, you will either be invited at the
next full meeting or your request will be denied.
Initiates of the Order must be of at least ten seasons
(this may be waived by members of the Council for
alternates of current members).
(Professors, Agents and Guardsmen)
of the Shrouded Dawn are considered full members
and are privy to its secrets and operations. Each
of the Brethren are a part of one of the three
Divisions within Shrouded Dawn and must obey not
only the tenants of the Order, but any tenants
that apply to their specific Division. All
members of Brethren rank and above have equal
access to the Guild Bank and full members may
request items from the Guild bank for any
alternates they have in the Order..
receive promotion to Brethren, you must register
forums and be of at least twenty seasons in
your chosen profession. Once meeting these
requirements, you may request an interview with an
officer of the division. If you are approved
for promotion, you will be promoted at the next
full meeting of the Order.
(Deans, Operatives and Sergeants)
of the Order have shown themselves to not only be
loyal members of the Order, but have displayed a
particular skill in their chosen class, propensity
towards leadership and the ability to operate
independently. Officers will be expected to
periodically lead guild events, parties and/or
raids, as appropriate to their division, and to
provide guidance and advice to lower-ranked
members of the Order. Officers are given an
Opulent Stone with which they may communicate with
other officers within the Order (i.e. they are
granted access to the officer channel in-game) and
may conduct interviews for new recruits, if a
Divisional Staff Officer or Divisional Leader is
receive promotion to an Officer of your division,
you must request an interview with your Divisional
Staff Officers or Divisional Leader. The
matter will be discussed by your Division Officers
with the possible advice of the Inner Council.
If it is decided that you are to receive a
promotion, it will be conducted by your Divisional
Leader (or a Divisional Staff Officer, if the
Commander must be absent) at the next Full Meeting
(Rector(s), Director(s), Lieutenant(s) )
Staff Officers are members of Officer or Councilor
rank who have been granted a special title (as
opposed to an in-game rank) to identify special
duties within their Division. Divisional
Staff Officers are considered "in command" of a
Division in the absence of its Divisional Leader
and are expected to act in his stead for
Divisional Events that he is unable to attend.
Divisional Officers will be asked to periodically
lead and organize Division Events.
Divisional Staff Officer
promotion to Divisional Staff Officer, you must
request an interview with your Divisional Leader.
The matter will be discussed by the Inner Council,
if the Divisional Leader feels it necessary.
If it is decided that you are to receive the
title, it will be conducted by your Divisional
Leader or a Councilor (if the Commander must be
absent) at the next Full Meeting.
(Headmaster, Master, Commander )
Leaders are Councilors who have agreed to take on
the responsibility of leading a Division.
Like Divisional Staff Officers, this is not an
in-game rank, but a special title to reflect the
responsibilities of the Councilor.
Divisional Leaders are responsible for organizing
Divisional Events, coordinating with allied
guilds, and the general organization of their
Division, including promotions within their
Leaders will be chosen by discussion of the Inner
Council and must be a current Councilor to be
considered for the position. As Councilors,
Divisional Leaders must be at least 50 seasons.
Promotion to Divisional Leader will only be
considered when a position is vacant.
The Inner Council
Council is comprised of the officers of the Order
and each are given an Opulent Stone used to communicate with
officers and other Councilors in the Order. Each Councilor has one vote, when a vote of the Council is called for by policy or the Grand Master.
Councilors are expected to be skilled in the operation of their class and others, promote communication both within the Order and without, handle discipline of Brethren where necessary and assist in coordination between
Divisions. When the Grand Master is not available, the Councilors are expected
to cooperatively lead the Guild and act in his stead.
the Inner Council
receive promotion to the Inner Council, you must
request an interview with the Grand Master.
Councilors must have at least 50 seasons in their
chosen field. After consulting with the
current members of the Inner Council, the Grand
Master will determine if promotion is appropriate.
It is extremely rare that we promote someone to
the Inner Council and it is currently considered
full. If a member of the Inner Council
vacates his rank, we will then consider a
replacement on the Council from current membership
of officer rank who meet the season requirements..
The Grand Master is the ultimate authority within the Order. The Grand Master can veto or reverse any decision made by the Council and discipline Brethren as needed, in addition to his duties contributing to Shrouded Dawn and maintaining the overall health of the Order.
even think about it.
(Visiting Professors, Special Agents and