https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=64724 What if I told you that one day you could be the ruler of your own kingdom? How about something you can help grow and feel proud to belong to? A community that works like a family. All this can all happen in a beautiful castle town you can call home. Serenite has a unique charm to it. House Serenite of Grunvald is a town based RP light guild. You are not forced to take on any positions or roles, the roles below are purely optional. You simply have to respect role play. We do not require that members have Team Speak. We do have it available for out of character conversations and to help new players. If you have an interest in this house, you can message me here in the forums in order to setup a meeting to RP an invitation in game. Serenite will always have the Titan of Love at its center and heart. Why because it is with the love of our fellow Serenites that the town will succeed. Our pride of who we are and where we come from defines us. Every Serenite is first and foremost a soldier who would die for his family and kingdom. Our role play is similar to Game of Thrones. We do not care what other guilds call themselves. They are all houses to us. Order of Vengeance in our native tongue is House Vengeance. Pax Lair is House Pax Lair and so on and so forth. When we speak in role play we say house and not guild. In order to have a structure similar to what you see in GOT I have drafted up a few positions to be held within our House. Anything in this guild charter is subject to change. As the members of Serenite grow along with Serenite positions may not be needed or new ones may arise. Only the Duke, High Council and the High Priest can edit this document. Positions: Duke- This person must be a highborn (see below). He is the king of his realm and he only bows to the king of all the realms which is Lord British. The Duke at one point will choose a highborn to ascend to the throne. This person will own Serenite one day and lead House Serenite. Right now that is not even a thought for us, but I know in the future I will want to pass on the Scepter and Crown of Serenite to its new ruler. As it is in Game of Thrones, no one rules for ever. This person will have to exude a pride and love for Serenite equal to the Dukes. Vassals/Minor House- Anyone who possess title and land will join House Serenite as a vassal. They will be known as their own House and operate as one. The leader will be joined as an officer to the guild so they can invite people into their house. They are responsible for recruiting for their own town and can have other officers/positions under them. Minor Houses will have a similar guild structure to House Serenite. Minor houses can one day become a major house by forming their own house/guild. High Priest - The High Priest is the spirit of Serenite, he holds the only position above the High Council. He is revered by Serenites residents. He can command anyone in the kingdom including the High Council in the absence of the Duke. If and when the High Priest needs to mobilize the army he will have to convene with the High Council before doing so. The High Priest can also reside on Serenite Hill if he chooses to do so and is not obligated to do so. The High priest enjoys a lot of liberties and command over Serenite. Priests of Serenite(Healers) Priests perform the weekly Service under the High Priest supervision. They also train the acolytes. The priests however are only in control of their acolytes. Acolytes - Acolytes do to being under the High Priest are respected individuals in the realm who devote themselves to selfless acts of Love. They also aid the priest in their weekly service. The High Council- will be for all the officers of the house. They will assist the Duke in decisions. The council will be leaders of the guild and can execute administrative orders and round up our armies if our captain of the guard is not present. You can be a member of the High council and take another position. Town Mayor - This person will aid in getting everyone settled in and move stuff around the town and decorate. The Mayor will also settle disputes among residents and create laws that the towns members must adhere to in order to have harmony in Serenite. The laws are simply in place to give the town a certain look. The farm lands are in their areas and the housing in another. Master of Coin - There must be some sort of order with the merchants within our kingdom. Inside this mini guild the merchant guild master will make sure there is order and assign positions, gatherers, blacksmiths, weapon smiths and so on and so forth. House Ambassador- In this position the Ambassador will help foster relations with other houses. General of the Armies of Grunvald- Serenite is rich in history and lore. The towns of Grunvald were taken only when the Dukes of Vengeance, Malus and Serenite decided to unite their armies. Once the armies were United, they were able to overcome our enemies. These houses may have their differences, however when faced with a common enemy they have united in the past and hope to do the same in the future. The General in times of trouble will command the armies of all the houses of Grunvald. Lord Commander of the Guard- This person will be responsible for rounding of the knights to defend Serenite VS our enemies and PVE town raids He/She will also be in charge of training the knights. The Commander has to be a master of combat. There will be duels for these positions. Captains- Captains are higher ranked knights that can now assist in training new recruits and leading organized groups within the army. Knights- A Knight s primary focus is on homing their combat skills. It is their duty to heed to the call to action by their Lord Commander and Captains. Archers- Are same as knights only specializing in archery skills. Squires - Squires that have passed the tests put forth by the Commander graduate to knights or archers depending on what skills they are trained on. Kings Guard- the Kings Guard is a culmination of both the player and the town. He will wear the best armor and weapons in the entire House. The KG is not a position gained by role play, it is gained by prowess in combat. To become the next Champion you must beat the current one by wining 2 out of 3 duels. Serenite's honor will be his blade. There will be times where we want to avoid large scale war and or settle disputes and or guard one of our officers or highborn when we decide to RP outside our town. The Kings Guard once chosen will undergo a ritual that has been handed down from Arch Mage to Arch Mage(see below) for many generations. This ritual confers upon the Champion powers of un death. Like Avatars they are immortal only their power comes from death itself. The KG mind undergoes severe changes and will lose touch with any and all humanity. Because of these powers of un death their thirst for blood is like no mortal can ever fathom. Serenite depends on his ability to never lose a fight. If he loses we lose. Our champion is our honor. Shadowblade- The assassin trainers. The Shadow blade counts on his ability to live in the shadows and assimilate. He is both spy and assassin. Their blade always finds its mark in the shadows. There can be more than one Shadowblade. Every kingdom needs the ability to perform certain actions discreetly. The Shadowblade has also excelled in the art of assimilation and espionage. When those talents are needed he can find his way into any group or groups to attain information for their House. Rogues- Trainees under the shadow blade. Once they pass certain test put forth by the shadow blades the assassins can graduate to Shadowblades. This test will usually be an assignment where the assasin must prove his skills and can end in capture or death. Arch Magus of Serenite- Due to Serenites affinity with Obsidian stones, the mages of Serenite are renown throughout the realm. The sorcerers of Serenite descend from the Obsidian times. This person will be good at making mage builds and train the new mages. He will be in charge of the mages when they head out to combat with the knights. He is also responsible for passing down the secret to transform the Kings Guard into un death. This process is known as “The walk of death”. Arch Magus Apprentice - Arch Magus will choose the most worthy of the magus to learn how to perform “The walk of death”. He also operates as a Magus Magus- These mages have undergone the Rite of Passage . This is a test put forth by the Arch Magus. They are combat ready and can join the knights in combat. They can also lead groups of Apprentices into combat. Apprentice Magus - These are the mages in training until they take the “Rite of Passage” . Recruiter- Once we get above 30 members there will be only one recruiter. Highborn- Highborn are heirs to the throne. In this position a lot can happen, they can also take on any of the other RP positions like the High Council. Their character must take the surname Serenite. They must also have the look of a HB. Because of the desert sun and close vicinity to Obsidian shards throughout the generations, Serenite's highborn have taken on a unique look. They have pale skin purple eyes or blue eyes, and their hair is also blonde. Those that are born with purple eyes are sorcerers and magic comes to them naturally. Lore experts say that the only living blood line that can be traced back to Obsidian times are the Serenite highborn. It is common lore in Serenite that because they have lived close to the Obsidian shards of Grunvald it has conferred upon them the ability to learn magic at an accelerated pace. Highborn are to be treated like royalty in RP situations. Highborn live in Serenite hill next to the Dukes keep. They must have a Lord pledge or higher. He/she must be able to afford a town sized home or better. All pledges can aspire to be HB. They can start with the lowest pledge and work their way up. Upon my relinquishing of the throne to another highborn, he/she will also live in Serenite keep. There will only be 5 highborn at any given time. Like we see in Game of Thrones, highborn usually kill each other. One way to be rid of another highborn would be to trap them in a lie that would be seen as treason against the crown. They will be executed publicly and banished from Serenite for ever. So careful being a high born, there is a lot at stake and you will be competing with other HB for the Dukes favor. The truest and most virtuous way to gain the Dukes favor would be to show him that your love for Serenite is greater or equal to the Duke himself. Only through your actions and love for Serenite will a highborn be heir to the throne. Elf Lord- The elf Lord oversees the elven nation within Serenites walls. These lands are in the forest area of Serenite. The elves were created by the Obsidian sorcerers long ago and some earlier refugees settled in Serenite. Elves helped House Serenite secure these lands and since then have shared Serenite in complete harmony. Any elf by decree of the Duke is to be treated with the upmost respect and admiration for their ancestors sacrifice for Serenite. The elves of Serenite also have a unique similar to highborn look which is pale skin and lavender eyes with blonde or brown hair. Citizen of Serenite - This is the most important role of all. A citizen can hold an official position with House Serenite or they can simply go about their business. We welcome them all - explorers, miners, merchants, elves, orcs, crafters and pirates. These people are the foundation of our town and we live and work together every day. All citizens can choose to be members of House Serenite. Or they can be members of another House or even be unbound to a house.