Order of Celestial Dawn: New IC Rank System (Does Not Affect OOC/Guild Ranks)

Order of Celestial Dawn: New IC Rank System (Does Not Affect OOC/Guild Ranks)

Two Ranking Systems

<Coram Populo> uses two ranking systems – one for role play and one for the guild itself.

Please note that your rank in the guild and your rank within the role play (Celestial Dawn) do not affect each other in any way, shape or form. They do not correlate, and are not related to one another in ANY manner of speaking.

Guild Ranks = What your rank is in the guild itself.

Role Play Ranks = What your rank is within the Order of Celestial Dawn.

Again, these two ranks are completely unrelated and should be treated as such!

NOTE: Ranks in the guild are PERSON/PLAYER-specific. Ranks in the Order of Celestial Dawn are CHARACTER-specific.

In Brief

The following is a list of ranks for the Order of Celestial Dawn. Please note that your rank within the order (IC rank) does NOT correlate with your rank within the guild (OOC/guild rank)!

The two ranking systems follow completely different rules and being one rank in each ranking system does NOT mean you are the same/equivalent rank in the other ranking system!

Remember, the ranking system within the Order of Celestial Dawn (IC rank), is for the purposes of ROLE PLAY ONLY. Please keep your IC rank and OOC rank separate as with all IC and OOC business!

Headmaster / Grand Master

The current leader of the Order of Celestial Dawn and the governing director of its daily operations shall be titled, “Headmaster” or “Grand Master,” depending on which path he or she has taken to enlightenment.

This master shall make all final decisions concerning the business of the order. He or she may delegate tasks to other members of the order to be conducted and/or completed on behalf of the Headmaster/Grand Master.

The Headmaster/Grand Master shall lead the Council of Masters within the Order of Celestial Dawn.

Master / Founding Master

Masters of the Order of Celestial Dawn have risen to become the most trusted members of the Headmaster/Grand Master and have proven themselves time and time again in their efforts to strengthen the directives and mission of the order itself. They have often taught many classes and held numerous public forums in addition to leading difficult and taxing research expeditions to dangerous locations. Many will have published texts and their own unique viewpoints on history, philosophy and politics.

Professional success, however, is not a requirement to become a Master of Celestial Dawn, and it does not guarantee a position of such accord. Dedication to one’s crafts, research, learning, teaching, the Order itself, and to the Headmaster/Grand Master over numerous years or decades are what matters the most.

Masters advise the Headmaster/Grand Master in making decisions concerning the affairs of the order by sitting on the Council of Masters within the Order of Celestial Dawn.

Founding Masters are those masters who aided in the formation and founding of the Order of Celestial Dawn.

Prelate

Prelates of the Order of Celestial Dawn are the primary assistants and contributors to the Council of Masters and often times the Headmaster/Grand Master him or herself. Some may be experts or masters in specific schools of magic or the healing arts, others may be dedicated researchers who work on important projects for the Order. Others may recreate fine artifacts and relics from research expeditions and historical sites of great importance. Many will also teach or become skilled scouts who can acquire information quickly and easily, even under more secretive circumstances.

Scholars, librarians, historians, scouts, artisans, botanists, smiths – anyone who proves themselves dedicated to the Order of Celestial Dawn and to the well-being of its members may rise to become a Prelate of the Order.

Ascendant (formerly “Sergeant“)

Ascendants of the Order of Celestial Dawn are those who have proven themselves trustworthy and able to complete tasks for the Order itself in a timely and proficient manner. Often times, Ascendants will directly assist the Prelates of Celestial Dawn in holding important events, classes and forums or on difficult research assignments.

Ascendants are often the first line of recruitment for the Order of Celestial Dawn, with many of them charged with the task and power to induct new members into the Order.

Guardian

Guardians of the Order of Celestial Dawn are members of the Order who have been deemed worthy of knowing much of the inner workings of the Celestial Dawn in addition to becoming regular participants in research expeditions, classes, open forums, discussions, and special projects for the Order of Celestial Dawn itself.

Guardians are often the senior students and research assistants who consistently strive to become better at their respective disciplines, schools, and crafts.

They may also possess other skills of interest to the Order or assist with tasks that are quite valuable in advancing the goals of Celestial Dawn.

Assistant Guardian

A subset of the Guardian rank, Assistant Guardians are comprised of senior members of Celestial Dawn who do not wish to advance to higher levels of responsibility, those who are granted honorary Guardianship of the Order based on previous contributions, and senior students and researchers who contribute significantly to the improvement of Celestial Dawn.

Senior Student / Artisan Apprentice / Senior Initiate

Students, Apprentices, and Initiates of the Order of Celestial Dawn who prove themselves to be dedicated to their studies and research shall be elevated to a higher rank to reflect their accomplishments.  These individuals will be given more important tasks and roles within the structure of the order and assist Guardians quite closely as they continue their studies.

With time, some may ascend to become Guardians within the Order.  However, time itself is not a guarantee of promotion.

Student / Apprentice / Initiate

Students, Apprentices, and Initiates of the Order of Celestial Dawn are relatively new members of the Order or those who wish to prove themselves to its members and eventually be tasked with more important roles and duties within its inner workings.

With time, some may ascend to higher ranks in the Order. However, time itself is not a guarantee of promotion.

Associate

Many who take jobs and contracts of the Order of Celestial Dawn with great frequency can become longtime associates of the organization. Trusted associates from all corners of Azeroth are often needed and a great reprieve in a time of need.