Starting in April, Baja will have a new participation/promotion system to award players based on their participation in events, both EM and City run. At this time, Baja has the "Town Guards" a system that was put into place by Seppo, and are a long standing tradition on Baja. Since Seppo retired, the "Town Guard" sadly has been neglected and it is my wish to revitalize them. The current "Town Guard" system reflects only on the City of Britain. The new system will allow other cities and citizens to participate. With the introduction of Governor's and the King's Council, the new system will be called "King's Elite Town Guard" . Their purpose is to protect not only the King in times of trouble, but also the Governor's and citizens of their respected towns. They will also be called upon in the event of any major happenings regarding the safety of Britannia. The old "Town Guard" will reflect these changes. To become a recruit and work towards advancement, you must have citizenship in one of the virtue cites or Vesper. The city may be of your choosing. You must also have at least the tier of Commended in city of choice to become inducted. The key to advancing in Rank in the "King's Elite Town Guard" will be based on participation in major events, reports to your Governor's and they to the King of any on going troubles in the lands, active RP'ing of duties,and attendance at city functions. Promotion Ceremonies will be held approximately every 6 months. Below are listed Ranks: *Recruit: New induction into the King's Elite Town Guard. Must attend a set number of EM events, show desire for service, before acceptance as recruit. Requires the title "Commended" in city of choice *Private: Has shown dedication to the Guard by attending EM events and Governor's Meetings. You will have scouted out potential threats in lieu of battles and report to Corporal of your town. requires the title of "Commended" in city of choice *Corporal: Has shown all of the above and has acted in a leadership roll with new recruits . Must have attended EM events and Governor's meetings. Reports to Sergeant in Arms. Requires the title of "Commended" in city of choice *Sergeant in Arms: Has leadership role over lower ranks. Must attend EM events and Governor's meetings. Has proven their worth in Battles. Requires the title of "Respected" in city of choice Reports to Elite Lieutenant *Elite Lieutenant: Commands and directs King's Elite Town Guards during times of troubles and hardships. Must show leadership qualities, attend EM events and Governor's Meetings Requires the title of " Esteemed" in city of choice Reports to Elite Major General. *Elite Major General: Shows dedication to service, Takes orders from and reports to Elite General any questions regarding the Kings Elite Town Guard. Must have attended EM events, Governor's Meetings. Takes reports from Governor's regarding threats and strife. Requires the title of "Honored" in city of choice Reports to Elite General. *Elite General: Commands and directs all ranks of the King's Elite Town Guard reports directly to the King and Governor's in private council. Must have attended EM Events and Governor's Meetings. Requires the title of "Exalted" in city of choice You will be able to earn points in various ways: 1) Attending EM Events: There will be a roll call of all Kings Elite Town Guard prior to event and at the end of event. 2) Attending Governor's Town Events: Governor's will need to submit to the King their plans for Town Events. This is to keep records in the case of point distribution if applicable. 3). Turning in a report recap of the EM event via email. E Mail must be received no later than 24 hrs after event, If you are not present for roll call, but attend the event no later than 10 min in..you MUST make ME aware that you are there via in game chat. Failure to do so will result in you being considered absent from the event and no points accrued. 4) Attendance at Governor's meetings. Attendance is not mandatory but will help you advance in rank and keep your rank. Failure of attendance to ANY meetings will result in suspension of points and possiblity of being down graded in rank. 5) Points needed to advance in ranks are not given out as common Knowledge. They will be harder to obtain as you progress in rank. 6) Points maybe awarded for meritorious duties. examples: Volunteering for dangerous expeditions and scouting party during times of strife. 7) Role play of these positions will add point value. 8) Members of the current "Town Guard", will not be required to start as new recruits. To maintain their current rank, they must participate in EM events, attend Governor's meetings and other activities. Once they have proven this by acquiring a set number of points their titles will be changed to reflect the new "King's Elite Town Guard" title. . 9) In the event there are mutiple same higher Ranking Elite Guards, their duties will be divided between the lesser ranking members of their respected Town. On a Final note: This is a learning, progressive attempt to provide more interaction and enjoyment between you as players, Governor's, King and myself . Any or all of the above is subject to change if there are issues or conflicts found in its concept and trial. Baja has a rich history and well played roleplay community. Not only will the King's Elite Guard be for storylines created by myself, but it is also a chance for Governor's to make use of and create active town events utilizing the King's Elite Guard and adding to that history.