Greetings, folks! EM Seppo has posted a guide to the Town Guard Ranking Structure. You can find the original post here. A Guide to the Town Guard Rank Structure By EM Seppo This is first in a series of articles that will iron out the details regarding the town guards. Please take a look at the FAQ Section of the website for more information. Ranks Recruit The recruit is the rank given to all trainee town guards! Bottom of the barrel, if you may. As a recruit, you will not only be expected to follow the commands of your superior but often also the whims of insufferable superiors. When asked to identify yourself, you will add the recruit rank before your name. A recruit is expected to perform all the duties of a town guard without the authority of actually being one. To progress, you must show initiative. Upon the discretion of your superior and only after two weeks of recruit duty, you will be allowed to participate in a series of tests known as Standard Recruit Test (S.R.T.). Your performance in these tests will decide your future with the town guard. Uniform: The recruit will wear the standard town guard uniform. Town Guard Upon successful completion of the S.R.T., the recruit will achieve the rank of the town guard. This is the most commonly seen rank, besides a recruit. At this rank you represent your garrison and your commander. You may also give out orders to the ones ranked below you. As a town guard, you are enthusiastic about maintaining the peace in the town and are quick to step in when needed. You are town’s first line of defence and as such are expected to defend it till help arrives. A town guard is assigned to a garrison of a particular town. Although not directly related, a town guard is generally accepted to be of a lower rank than a Royal Britannian Guard. Uniform: The recruit will wear the standard town guard uniform. Corporal This is a special rank that is earned by those who have shown exceptional qualities as a town guard. A corporal is respected amongst the regiment and is considered to be a junior officer. Besides the normal duty of a town guard, a corporal takes on additional duties such as recruitment to the town guards and overseeing the logistics of running a garrison. A corporal is assigned to a particular town, but it is not uncommon for them to visit other cities. Although not directly related, a corporal of the town guard is considered to be of equal or slightly higher rank than a Royal Britannian Guard. Uniform: The corporal will wear the standard town guard uniform but with a deep blue sash and cloak. Sergeant The sergeant is a ranking officer of the town guard who is a veteran town guard or corporal that has shown leadership qualities. As a sergeant, you report directly to the captain of the town guard. The sergeant also acts as a leader of a garrison. Captain The captain of the town guard is the highest rank that can be achieved in the town guard without needing the appointment from the Royal Britannian Guard. A captain is a veteran officer who has won the respect of the town guard by showing exceptional courage and leadership in the past. He or she is considered reliable beyond a shadow of the doubt and is passionate about his duties. The captain of the town guard reports directly to the commander. Commander Commander is the highest ranking officer of the town guard. There may only be one commander of the town guard at a given time. Above all other functions, the commander acts as a liaison with the hierarchy of the Royal Britannian Guards and also the political class. The commander of the town guard reports directly to the captain of the Royal Britannian Guard and also has the ears of the ruling council. This position is filled by the decree of the Royal Britanian Guard. The current commander of the town guard, Aino Nystad, is also the captain of the Royal Britannian Guard.