Tar Valon Guard

From Cuendillar MUSH Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search


Commissioned Officers

High Captain: Dessan Anandara
Senior Lieutenant:
Lieutenant:
Under Lieutenant

Calvalry Non-Commissioned Officers

Senior Bannerman:
Bannerman:
Senior Squadman: Doraid Sturvin
Squadman Ibawyn Adaeriel

Infantry Non-Commissioned Officers

Senior Bannerman:
Bannerman: Raleth Kiem, Taliwyn Mairead
Senior Squadman:
Squadman: Fiedric Ealasaid

General Overview

The Tar Valon Guards make up the heart of the city's protection. They patrol the streets, watch the borders, guard the bridges and provide a multitude of other services to the city. The main body of the guard is made of up infantry members who patrol the city, outlaying towns and docks. There is a small contigent compromised of cavalry - those mounted members that patrol the outlaying borders of the city-state. Their job, as a whole, is to make certain the the city stays free of crime, and that any uprisings against the city or the Tower are quickly put to rest.

Ranks

Captain

Captain is the highest ranking position within the Tar Valon Guard. OOC duties for this position include setting up a training program and making certain Guards have regular role-play time within the city. IC duties for this position include upholding the peace, assigning patrols, assigning tasks, and training the Guards to better serve the Tower and Tar Valon.

Senior Lieutenant

Senior Lieutenant is the second highest ranking position within the Tar Valon Guard. OOC duties for this position include aiding the Captain with setting up the training program and making certain Guards have regular role-play time within the city. IC duties for this position include upholding the peace, assigning patrols, assigning tasks, and training the Guards to better serve the Tower and Tar Valon. If the Captain is innundated for any reason the Senior Lieutenant becomes the Officer in charge.

Lieutenant

This position is ranked directly under Senior Lieutenant. IC duties include observing and training non-commissioned officers, assigning and heading patrols, keeping the peace. They answer to the Senior Lieutenant, and oversee the Under Lieutenants. Each Lieutenant is responsible for two Under Lieutenants.

Under Lieutenant

This position is ranked directly under Lietenant. IC duties include observing and training non-Commissioned officers, heading patrols, keeping the peace. They answer to the Lieutenant. Each Under Lieutenant in the infantry division is responsible for two Senior Bannermen and two Senior File Leaders. Each Under Lieutenant in the cavalry division is responsible for two Senior Bannermen and two Senior Squadmen.

Senior Cavalry Bannerman

This is the highest ranking non-commissioned position with the Tar Valon Guard cavalry, and is given to those members who have displayed excellent service while within the training program of the cavalry division. IC duties include patrolling the city borders, acting as recruiting agents, overseeing Bannerman training, and keeping the peace. The Senior Bannerman answers to the Under Lieutenant of the Cavalry. Each Senior Bannerman is responsible for a company of ten Bannermen.

Senior Infantry Bannerman

This is the highest ranking non-commissioned position with the Tar Valon Guard infantry, and is given to those members who have displayed excellent service while within the training program of the infantry division. IC duties include patrolling the city streets, acting as recruiting agents, overseeing Bannerman training, and keeping the peace. The Senior Bannerman answers to the Under Lieutenant of the Infantry. Each Senior Bannerman is responsible for a company of ten Bannermen.

Cavalry Bannerman

This position is ranked directly under Senior Bannerman. This is an entry level position for those recruits who wish to become cavalry members of the Tar Valon Guard. IC duties include patrolling the city borders, acting as recruiting agents, caring for horses, training in weapons, doing chores, getting a general education, and keeping the peace. Bannermen answer to Senior Bannerman in charge of their company.

Infantry Bannerman

This position is ranked directly under Senior Bannerman. This is an entry level position for those recruits who wish to become infantry members of the Tar Valon Guard. IC duties include patrolling the city streets, acting as recruiting agents, training in weapons, doing chores, getting a general education, and keeping the peace. Each Bannerman answers to the Senior Bannerman in charge of their company.

Senior Cavalry Squadman

This is the highest ranking non-commissioned position with the Tar Valon Guard cavalry, and is given to those members who have displayed excellent service while within the training program of the cavalry division. IC duties include patrolling the city borders, overseeing Squadman training, and keeping the peace. The Senior Squadman answers to the Under Lieutenant of the Cavalry. Each Senior Squadman is responsible for a company of ten Squadmen.

Senior Infantry Squadman

This is the highest ranking non-commissioned position with the Tar Valon Guard infantry, and is given to those members who have displayed excellent service while within the training program of the infantry division. IC duties include patrolling the city streets, acting as recruiting agents, overseeing Bannerman training, and keeping the peace. The Senior Bannerman answers to the Under Lieutenant of the Infantry. Each Senior Bannerman is responsible for a company of ten Bannermen.

Cavalry Squadman

This position is ranked directly under Senior Cavalry Squadman. This is an entry level position for those recruits who wish to become cavalry members of the Tar Valon Guard. IC duties include patrolling the city borders, caring for horses, training in weapons, doing chores, getting a general education, and keeping the peace. Bannermen answer to Senior Squadman in charge of their company.

Infantry Squadman

This position is ranked directly under Senior Infantry Squadman. This is an entry level position for those recruits who wish to become infantry members of the Tar Valon Guard. IC duties include patrolling the city streets, training in weapons, doing chores, getting a general education, and keeping the peace. Each Squadman answers to the Senior File Leader in charge of their company.

Guard Conduct

Duties and Obligations:

  • Take an oath to defend the City of Tar Valon
  • Obey your superiors
  • Obey the orders of the Aes Sedai
  • Treat all other residents of Tar Valon in a courteous and professional manner
  • Obliged to be familiar enough with the law and customs to be able to judge day-to-day breaches of law and act accordingly

Consequences:

  • Disobeying an order will be punished as determined by the offending Guardsman's superior
  • Dereliction of duty (missing guard shifts, leaving one's unit while on duty for non-duty related activities, etc.) will result in reprimand including, but not limited to:
  • additional guard shifts
  • assigned menial chores
  • corporal punishment
  • fines deducted from pay or pay suspension
  • suspension of duty
  • dismissal from Guard (for extreme and/or chronic cases)
  • Mutiny and treason are punishable by death, after a military trial

Recruitment

At the barracks of the Guard, (currently located in the White Tower), is the recruitment office for those young men brave (or foolish?) enough to enter. The recruiter will generally question the candidate as to experience with arms, training and will likely test him in a number of exercises to determine his fitness. Assuming he passes, he is enrolled as a Guardsman, given a uniform, training, a spot in the barracks and assigned to a patrol.

For those characters coming into the MUX desiring to play a Guardsman, can do this approach (if they want to play it out from the beginning), or merely state that they are already a Guardsman. In either case, the player must contact the Master Gaidin of the Tower, or the Captain of the Guards. In the absense of a Captain, the Senior Lieutenant or Lieutenants will handle any enrollments and additions to the ranks.

Current Tar Valon Guard contacts include:

Promotions

Promotions to the next higher rank is typically made by the officer of the next rank up. For example, sergeants are typically promoted by a Lieutanant. Lieutenants are appointed by the Captain of the Guards.

The position of Captain of the Guard is an appointed position, one made by the Master Gaidin. The Captain of the Guard is usually a life-long appointment, though he may be deposed or dismissed by the Master Gaidin or the Amyrlin. Needless to say, this is extremely rare, since those appointed to this position are amoung the most exemplary soldiers in the Guards.

Unlike other nations whose officer corps typically comes from members of the noble Houses, the Guard works more on an 'aristocracy of talent'. That is, the man with the best qualifications is selected for the job. This is primarily a ruboff from the Aes Sedai attitude where aptitude and ability is of far more importance than one's birthrank.

Uniform

A typical uniform for a Guardsman consists of:

  • Black or grey breeches tucked into boots
  • White shirt with an overtunic, adorned with emblem of the Flame of Tar Valon over the chest.

For those with rank, an identifying pin is typically worn over the heart, and usually in dress uniform Dress uniform typically consists of:

  • Black or grey breeches tucked into polished leather boots
  • White shirt with collar under a coat of military cut, the Flame of Tar Valon stitched into the shoulders
  • Pins of rank, medals and the like worn over the heart
Personal tools