At the start of every EM event I do a roll call. I tap an all names key and my journal records all people who attend. Of those people who attend extra credit is given to those players who participate in character during the story-line. (This includes wearing Royal Guard colors during the event. Royal Guard color at this time is red) Note: Only Royal Guard missions count towards rank. Not every event is a Royal Guard mission. Royal Guard missions will usually be events directly related to EM story line. Those who attend governors meetings and remain in character will also earn points*. You may also earn extra points* towards rank for Royal Guard mission reports. (Just a recap of the event in your own words is fine; blatantly copy and pasted reports will not be accepted) Rank rewards will be awarded every 6 months. (give or take as time allows) You do not have to participate in this part of the EM . This is included for members of the shard who wish to role play royal guards. If you wish to opt out of this feel free, it's not a requirement. Ranks are as follows from lowest to highest: Recruit Private Corporal Sergeant Sergeant Major Cadet Ensign Lieutenant Knight The Following Ranks cannot be achieved by simply attending events you must put in the extra effort: Commander Colonel Brigadier Major General Lieutenant General Admiral *Point tallies will be secret. Every rank will take more points to achieve than the last. You must attend at least one event per month (or Governors Meeting) in order to qualify for Recruit status. Points are per character and will not be combined with any other character.