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Rank Progression & Rank Pins
« on: 04/18/12 18:03:18 »
Rank Progression

Rank Progression on the Sanguine Potestatem happens on two different levels, the IC and the OOC.

OOC refers to getting approval for a rank up, as per the IC Promotion Guidelines. If you have completed the minimum requirements, please send a pm to Nessarose deWinter and fill out the following:
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Advancing From:
Advancing to:
Link to previous promotion thread (if applicable):
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IC refers to what what your character must go through in order for the new rank to be acknowledged in-character. Pasted directly from our Wiki Page:

The Path of the Warrior
During his initial days, the Fighter will find himself entirely drained and exhausted, much beyond the usual pounding of training should cause him. This is because the Sorceresses of Endelaan are forever in the background, applying Force Drain bit by bit, slowly enough for the Fighter not to notice. The Drain is ceased once a switch occurs within the Fighter and he devotes himself entirely to his training, leaving whatever ego and attitudes he might have arrived with behind.

Fighter to Gladiator
He or she who treads the Path of the Warrior must go through the Circle of Catechism before they recognized as a Gladiator.

Once the Force User in question is deemed as ready for the Circle of Catechism, a Sorceress of Endelaan calls the people to meet together behind the Forbidden Temple. There, the crowd forms a circle with a diameter of about fifteen meters, and the Fighter is called to stand in the middle, wearing nothing but the most basic of clothes.

The Fighter must then choose his opponent; the opponent may be another Fighter, a Gladiator, or a Warrior. The two battle to the death, and any use of the Force during the battle is strictly forbidden. Once the battle is done, one among the crowd will carry the deceased's weapons back into the arena and lay them near the body. The deceased's horse is brought as well, and the winner must slay the horse and ensure proper burial rights are performed for the dead.

If the Fighter has become a Gladiator, yet is not one among any of the Endelaan clans, the person who had trained him the most will announce him now as part of his or her clan.

Gladiator to Warrior
The ceremony takes place within the caverns beneath the Main Temple.
Secrecy as to what the ceremony will contain is kept by all those who have gone through it, and none of the Gladiators led to the final test knows a thing about it.
Beneath the Forbidden Temple, all the Warriors gather together as the Ancient One or a Necromancer of her choosing explains the process. " Gladiator, this is your final test. You must fight each and every Warrior within this chamber, and while you may draw blood, you may not slay nor maim any of the others, or you shall forfeit your right to be part of Clan Menasseh. You shall forfeit your right to be the father of Caballah. You shall forfeit your right to place foot on Endelaan. You shall forfeit your right to be so connected to the Force. Fight, Mirus, fight for your victory. " ? The Ancient One to Mirus Cavataio during his final test.
If the Gladiator obeys the rules he is killed.
Once dead, the Ancient One or the Necromancer restores the Gladiator to life, and titles him as a Warrior, chanting " What is dead may never die "
 
The Path of the Sorceress
The training of the Acolyte is slightly different than that of the Fighter. First and foremost, she does not get beaten into a bloody pulp while being Force Drained. However, the early days of the Acolyte are not truly easier, for she will find her own mind attacked at every turn, her worst nightmares springing to life, and sleep becoming increasingly difficult. The torture ends when the once a switch occurs within the Acolyte and she devotes herself entirely to her training, leaving whatever ego and attitudes she might have arrived with behind.

Acolyte to Magician
He or she who treads the Path of the Sorceress must go through the Circle of Power before they are recognized as a Magician.

Once the Force User in question is deemed as ready for the Circle of Power, a Warrior of Endelaan calls the people to meet together behind the Forbidden Temple. There, the crowd forms a circle with a diameter of about fifteen meters, and two chairs are placed in the center.

The Acolyte must then choose her opponent; the opponent may be another Acolyte, a Magician, or a Sorceress. The two must battle via the Force; yet any use of physical manifestation of powers is strictly forbidden; only the mind may be attacked. When the mind of one of them gives up and the person dies, the other one is declared victor.

Once the battle is done, the deceased's horse or familiar is brought into the circle, and the winner must slay them and ensure proper burial rights are performed for the dead.

If the Acolyte has become a Magician, yet is not one among any of the Endelaan clans, the person who had trained her the most will announce her now as part of his or her clan.

Magician to Sorceress
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The Path-less
Apprentice to Knight
As the Force User in question walks neither the Path of the Warrior or the Path of the Sorceress, those who train them may choose how to perform the tests and trials that will deem them ready to become a Knight.

Knight to Master
As the Force User in question walks neither the Path of the Warrior or the Path of the Sorceress, those who train them may choose how to perform the tests and trials that will deem them ready to become a Master.
 
Nonforce Users
Nonforce users have no special ranking system, and their ranking progression is solely based upon thread completion.
« Last Edit: 05/14/12 21:21:33 by Nessarose deWinter »

Offline Nessarose deWinter

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Rank Progression & Rank Pins
« Reply #1 on: 04/22/12 03:58:27 »
Rank Pins

King and Queen




 Path of the Warrior | Path of the Sorceress







Nonforce Users

Servant


Gentry


Privileged


Specialty Titles

Wardens of the Ice


Wardens of the Fort



* Although more than one pin may apply, please note that you may only use one pin on your CT at any given time.
** Rank pins made by Nessarose deWinter and may not be used anywhere off of Descension.
« Last Edit: 06/06/12 07:54:46 by Nessarose deWinter »