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TFR Stormwind Army Manual Ranks

The First Regiment has a robust ranking system that was designed to offer and encourage leadership opportunities and character advancement for all of its members. As the First Regiment's concept primarily involves role-playing military action, its ranks reflect the regiment of the Stormwind Royal Army that makes up the bulk of the guild.

This page will serve as a mixture of in-character and out-of-character descriptions of the ranks that make up the guild. This is by no means an exact translation of real-world military ranks and should not be interpreted as such.

Please read the Service Record page for a general guide on how the guild gauges member performance.

Ranks and Responsibilities Edit

Military hierarchy is a time-honored means of organizing a military force. Ranks and Responsibilities are essential to its effective operation; without that system, a military becomes little more than a disorganized mob equipped with superior armor and weapons.

But simply having a system of ranks in place is not enough to guarantee successful execution of orders. It is every soldier’s responsibility to follow and adhere to this system of authority. By addressing ranks properly, following the chain of command, and respecting that there is always someone above their own authority, soldiers reinforce to themselves and others the necessary respect and discipline essential to the army’s success.

By the same token, a soldier with no sense of rank-discipline undermines his fellow soldiers. He disrupts smooth operation, encourages bad habits, and, ultimately, becomes a burden on both his fellow soldiers and his superiors. It is your responsibility, as a soldier, to make sure that you contribute to the army rather than undercut it; the security of the Kingdom rests upon that discipline and, in the end, upon you.

Enlisted Ranks Edit

The House of Wrynn relies heavily on professional soldiers instead of vast pools of militiamen. His majesty's subjects, once finished with their training as recruits, sign private contracts to bind their service to the king's army and receive an enlisted rank. They are to be addressed by their rank, or by rank and surname in the case of two or more of that rank being present. They are not to be addressed as “sir” or “ma’am”, or saluted.

Recruit Edit

Those who seek to serve the Royal Army of the Kingdom of Stormwind and take on the oath of service are known simply as recruits. In these times of near constant war, the army has broadened its recruitment pool to accept men and women from all walks of life. Be they a young noble seeking glory to their name or a criminal facing the executioner’s block, those who wish to fight for their nation are given the opportunity to as frontline and supporting militia. However, only those who put forth effort into learning and adhering to the army’s codes and protocols may be given further opportunity to lead and represent the crown. Issued inexpensive armor and basic weapons, they are trainees for military service rather than fully contracted soldiers.

Recruits of a provincial regiment are expected to attend army functions and learn the expectations of military service, be it through structured training or through independent study of army materials. A recruit’s goal should be to prove their worth so that they might earn a private military contract as a professional soldier. Participation in everyday duties is encouraged as a form of hands-on training.

In order to receive a contract, recruits must satisfy high standards of conduct in and out of uniform for a duration of at least one month. Even an infraction so small as one lie to a superior or one bar fight is all it takes for a recruit to be ejected from the ranks. If recruits prove their worth to the officers of a unit as viable soldiers, they will be granted official contracts as privates in the Stormwind Army.

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Recruit Responsibilities
  • Learn and practice basic protocol in-character - study the field manual!
  • Maintain an acceptable service record.
  • Attend guild events when you’re online.
  • Begin learning guild history, lore, and expectations.
  • Most importantly, have fun! This applies for all ranks.
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Recruit Authority
  • You may wear the basic guild tabard from the Stormwind Trade District.
  • You’re a recruit! You have to earn authority by ranking up.
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Promotion to Private
  • Maintain a satisfactory service record and event attendance for one month.
  • Reach level 90.
  • Inquire about a promotion when you meet the above requirements.

Private Edit

Tfr rank private

Recruits who pass basic training and expectation are rewarded with the rank of Private and the privilege of taking up the colors of the House of Wrynn as professional soldiers. Such men and women make up the bulk of the Royal Army and are the personnel who ultimately carry out the King’s orders. While they come from all walks of life, all privates share the same high expectations set forth by the knights and officers of the realm.

The duty of a private is to follow orders, plain and simple. Those who have sworn oath to the Royal Army are expected to attend all military functions that they are able to, be it attending training, patrolling controlled territory, assisting with disaster relief efforts, or seeking out and fighting the enemies of the realm. Above all, they are expected to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, as they represent the king’s hand of action.

It is the privates’ duty to follow orders and execute them to their best ability. In order to learn to lead, one must first learn what one can accomplish by following. They bear the honor of representing the crown both at home and abroad as the might of the Kingdom of Stormwind.

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Private Responsibilities
  • Maintain satisfactory service record.
  • Participate in guild role-play events.
  • Report violations of rules or protocol to superiors.
  • May be actively recruited by prestige divisions.
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Private Authority
  • May wear the Stormwind Tabard from the Lunarfall Garrison.
  • May correct and educate recruits.
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Promotion to Private First Class
  • Maintain an excellent service record and significant event attendance for one month after promotion to Private.
  • Attain mastery of a specific military skill set and demonstrate it in guild role-play.
  • Inquire about a promotion when you meet the above requirements.

Private First Class Edit

Tfr rank pfc

Privates who demonstrate exceptional abilities on the field may be promoted to Private First Class. The name literally implies these men and women stand as august company among their peers on the battlefield. While they may not be considered paragons of decorum or protocol, they can certainly be relied on to hold their own. Those who are given this recognition are often soon recruited by the more prestigious divisions of the Royal Army.

For their survivability, privates first class may be given the honorary duty of issuing the various bugle calls both on and off the battlefield. Regimental buglers play specific songs to accompany their superiors’ orders, be they a call to charge or merely to assemble at the local garrison.

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Private First Class Responsibilities & Privileges:

  • All Private responsibilities.
  • May be chosen for higher risk tasks or missions.
  • May be actively recruited by prestige divisions.
  • May become a regimental bugler and issue bugle calls when appropriate.
  • Bear regimental banners while on patrol or in battle, using in-game banner items.
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Promotion to Corporal
  • Maintain a satisfactory service record and significant event attendance for two consecutive months after promotion to Private.
  • Attend at least one guild-hosted campaign.
  • Be willing to take on the duty of mentoring recruits and privates, as you will have to do so as a corporal.
  • Inquire about a promotion when you meet the above requirements.

Non-Commissioned Officers Edit

Non-Commissioned Officers, also referred to as staff, are responsible for the most basic levels of unit command. They provide instruction during drills and inspections, lead patrols, and relay orders to their units in the field. They are to be addressed by their rank, or by rank and surname in the case of two or more of that rank being present. They are not to be addressed as “sir” or “ma’am”, or saluted.

Corporal Edit

Tfr rank corporal

The rank of Corporal is the first step an enlisted soldier can take on the path to leadership. Considered junior staff members, corporals should be eager to take on new opportunities and prove their worth as leaders to both their superiors and subordinate enlisted troops. While corporals are more than welcome to retain friendships built with the privates and recruits of the army, they should begin to establish a professional outlook and readily correct protocol infractions.

Corporals, as junior staff, are expected to learn and demonstrate leadership traits. They are expected to seek out and mentor lower ranking soldiers in the expectations of the army. Time spent as a corporal is viewed as a trial period where the officers shall determine if a soldier is fit for further leadership opportunities. Initiative is expected at this rank. Corporals should actively seek out recruits and privates in order to foster camaraderie and proper protocol amongst the unit.

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Corporal Responsibilities
  • Maintain an outstanding service record as an example to recruits and Privates.
  • Role-play regularly with the guild's recruit, enlisted, and staff members.
  • Provide guidance to Privates and recruits and help them learn basic protocol.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with professionalism.
  • Report violations of rules or protocol to superiors.
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Corporal Authority
  • May wear the Stormwind Tabard from the Lunarfall Garrison.
  • May host camp detail and patrol events without needing explicit permission.
  • May correct Privates First Class and below on their conduct.
  • May issue physical training or labor as punishment, such as laps or cleaning a latrine.
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Promotion to Banner Corporal
  • Maintain basic Corporal duties, an excellent service record, and significant event attendance for one month after promotion to Corporal.
  • Inquire about a promotion when you meet the above requirements.

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TFR Rank Banner Corporal

The banner and colors of a military unit stand as rallying points for the troops of the Royal Army, carried by the brave and grim Banner Corporals. Flying high in the air, the banners inspire great deeds and courage among those who gaze upon them. Only those with the highest respect for the traditions of their unit are granted the distinct honor of holding these colors, as to disrespect them is considered a great and irreconcilable shame. Banner corporals are given the distinct honor of leading marching formations so that all might see the colors they bear.

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Banner Corporal Responsibilities & Privileges:

  • All Corporal responsibilities.
  • Stand at the front of a marching formation.
  • Bear regimental banners while on patrol or in battle, using in-game banner items.
  • Lead colorguard efforts during formal ceremonies.
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Promotion to Sergeant
  • Maintain basic Corporal duties, an excellent service record, and significant event attendance for two months after promotion to Corporal.
  • Attend at least two guild-hosted campaigns after promotion to Corporal.
  • Demonstrate a keen and fair ability to correct infractions.
  • Host two successful camp detail events and write reports for them on the guild forums.
  • Host two successful patrol events and write reports for them on the guild forums.
  • Be willing and able to host a manual training event once per month and to correct uniform and equipment infractions, as you will have to do so as a sergeant.
  • Inquire about a promotion when you meet the above requirements.
  • Pass the Sergeant Exam.

Sergeant Edit

Tfr rank sergeant

Sergeants are the engines of a provincial regiment, responsible for leading troops in efforts both on and off the battlefield. They proudly serve the king as part of the frontline staff corps. Sergeants are both loved and feared by the men under their command; they slog through the battlefields of Azeroth as brothers in arms amongst their troops, but do not hesitate to correct those who do not meet the high standards of the army. Most are grizzled veterans that sport stylish facial hair. Those who do not have stylish facial hair often compensate for such with deeper, more guttural barking of commands.

The duties of a troop sergeant are to train soldiers in the conduct, protocol, and traditions of the royal army and to lead them in their duties as the troops’ connection to their commander. They are to ensure that all Royal Army equipment is properly maintained and accounted for. Sergeants are expected to sternly enforce the codes and protocols of the army, rewarding proper execution and reprimanding those who do not meet expectation. They are to ensure that all camp and field duties are fulfilled amongst the lower ranks and that none falter in their service to the crown. As such, sergeants may issue physical training, detainment, or mild corporal punishment to any soldier that fails in their duties.

Despite their authoritative position, sergeants are expected to look out for their troops and resolve disputes whenever possible. They are to bring requests to the officers in order to fulfill the needs of the enlisted.

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Sergeant Responsibilities
  • Maintain a satisfactory service record.
  • Role-play regularly with the guild's recruits, enlisted, and staff members.
  • Communicate regularly with the guild's recruits, staff, and officers out-of-character to determine their needs.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with a firm hand.
  • Enforce out-of-character guild rules.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Handle disputes between guild members with professionalism.
  • Host one training event per month, ensuring that multiple chapters of the manual are covered per month.
  • Ensure that camp detail and patrol events are regularly hosted amongst the sergeants and corporals.
  • Submit a performance report of recruits, privates and corporals every staff meeting.
  • Report violations of rules or protocol to superiors.
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Sergeant Authority
  • May wear the Stormwind Tabard from the Lunarfall Garrison.
  • May ride unarmored horses in formation.
  • Able to issue commands to banner corporals and below.
  • Implement general orders from the officers on the battlefield.
  • May issue any physical training as punishment.
  • May arrest unruly, violent soldiers for detainment in the stockade.
  • May issue minor corporal punishment for dishonorable offenses. (Painful, not injurious.)
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Promotion to Master Sergeant
  • Maintain basic Sergeant duties, a satisfactory service record, and significant event attendance for three consecutive months after promotion to Sergeant.
  • Demonstrate above average organizational skills and leadership.
  • Attend at least 5 campaigns in your entire time as a guild member.
  • Be willing to lead sergeants in their duties and manage their efforts, as you will have to do so as Master Sergeant.
  • Inquire about a promotion when you meet the above requirements.

Master Sergeant Edit

Tfr rank master sergeant

Master sergeants stand as the senior staff of a platoon. While sergeant majors look to the officers for guidance, master sergeants focus primarily on ensuring that all staff duties are completed to expectation. Master sergeants typically cultivate strong relationships with the other sergeants of their unit in order to best serve them as their peer and leader. While their interaction with the lower ranked enlisted is often diminished in their managerial role, master sergeants are still widely respected for their long-term experience as soldiers of the crown.

Master sergeants often act as middlemen between the sergeants and sergeants major, passing orders and concerns up and down the chain of command. Training, camp maintenance, dispute arbitration, and battlefield leadership are all duties that a master sergeant should ensure their subordinate sergeants complete on a regular basis. Master sergeants should be available to mentor sergeants on any leadership concept within their purview. They may also take on disciplinary duties, dispensing physical training, detainment, or mild corporal punishment upon those who fail to meet or breach expectations.

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Master Sergeant Responsibilities
  • Maintain an excellent service record.
  • Role-play regularly with the guild's recruits, enlisted, and staff members.
  • Communicate regularly with the guild's recruits, staff, and officers out-of-character to determine their needs.
  • Work regularly with the guild's staff to ensure that their duties are fulfilled.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with a firm hand.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Enforce out-of-character guild rules.
  • Handle disputes between guild members with professionalism.
  • Be aware of developing chronic issues or patterns and report upwards.
  • Host one training event per month, ensuring that multiple chapters of the manual are covered per month.
  • Ensure that camp detail and patrol events are hosted amongst the sergeants and corporals.
  • Submit a performance report of sergeants and corporals every staff meeting.
  • Report violations of rules or protocol to superiors.
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Master Sergeant Authority
  • May wear the Stormwind Tabard from the Lunarfall Garrison.
  • May ride unarmored horses in formation.
  • Able to issue commands to sergeants and below.
  • May host camp detail and patrol events without needing explicit permission.
  • Implement general orders from the officers on the battlefield.
  • May issue any physical training as punishment.
  • May arrest unruly, violent soldiers for detainment in the stockade.
  • May issue severe corporal punishment for dishonorable offenses. (Injurious, may require medical treatment.)
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Promotion to Sergeant Major
  • Maintain basic Master Sergeant duties, a satisfactory service record, and significant event attendance for three consecutive months after promotion to Master Sergeant.
  • Demonstrate above average organizational skills and leadership.
  • At least 10 campaigns attended in entire service record.
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with officers and manage staff efforts, as you will have to do so as Sergeant Major.
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Promotion to Knight-Lieutenant
  • Must be a knight of the Brotherhood of the Horse.
  • Request a full commission.
  • Selection by the Grand Marshal

Sergeant Major Edit

Tfr rank sergeant major

Appointed by their superiors for their gallantry and long service to the crown, sergeant majors exemplify the pinnacle of what enlisted soldiers may become as non-commissioned officers. A sergeant major may be the most senior enlisted soldier amongst a company or even a battalion. Sergeant majors are often feared for their zealous dedication to upholding code and protocol amongst the lower ranks due to their tendency to harshly punish soldiers for even the smallest infraction. Many sergeant majors take on a god-like mythos amongst the lower ranks, with soldiers vying to meet their impeccable standards.

While still part of the enlisted staff, sergeant majors are expected to communicate regularly with the officers of their unit to both give updates on current affairs and receive orders to pass down to the enlisted ranks. Their role is that of assisting the officers in relaying their vision to the staff corps so that they in turn may enact it throughout the enlisted ranks. While sergeant majors can take on operational duties such as training, camp management, disciplinary action, and battlefield leadership, they are expected to manage and delegate such to their subordinate sergeants and master sergeants. Having completed the circuit of enlisted service and thereby developing significant knowledge of the needs of the troops, sergeant majors look out for their own and often relay requests and concerns from the lower ranks to their commissioned officers.

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Sergeant Major Responsibilities
  • Maintain an excellent service record.
  • Role-play regularly with all members of the guild.
  • Communicate regularly with the guild's recruits, staff, and officers out-of-character to determine their needs.
  • Design and establish a clear set of goals for all sergeants.
  • Dynamically respond to the needs of the guild to adjust the focus of all sergeants.
  • Respond to chronic guild issues, report upward, and design corrective plans.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with a very firm hand.
  • Enforce out-of-character guild rules.
  • Handle disputes between guild members with professionalism.
  • Submit a performance report of sergeants and corporals every staff meeting.
  • Report violations of rules or protocol to superiors.
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Sergeant Major Authority
  • May wear the Stormwind Tabard from the Lunarfall Garrison.
  • May ride unarmored horses in formation.
  • Able to issue commands to master sergeants and below.
  • Implement general orders from the officers on the battlefield.
  • May issue any physical training as punishment.
  • May arrest unruly, violent soldiers for detainment in the stockade.
  • May issue severe corporal punishment for dishonorable offenses. (Injurious, may require medical treatment.)
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Promotion to Knight-Lieutenant
  • Must be a knight of the Brotherhood of the Horse.
  • Request a full commission.
  • Selection by the grand marshal.

Commissioned Officers Edit

Selected from the knighted order of the Brotherhood of the Horse, bound by chivalric code, and sworn to their duty to the crown, the commissioned officers uphold the Army's doctrine and spirit, and stand as advisers to the Lord-Marshal. Lieutenants and captains are correctly addressed by their rank (with or without the "knight" prefix) or by “sir/ma’am”, and should be saluted when encountered or addressed.

In some cases, exceptional personnel who are not members of the Brotherhood of the Horse may also be granted a commissioned rank, but this is rare in practice and is complemented with extensive academy training and battlefield merit. Commissioned officers who aren't knights are not to be referred to with the "knight" prefix with their rank.

Knight-Lieutenant Edit

Tfr rank lieutenant

Those who are knighted amongst the Brotherhood of the Horse’s many chapters are often given the opportunity to stand as junior officers of the Royal Army at the rank of Knight-Lieutenant. Lieutenants are charged with leading platoons of soldiers under the purview of regimental captains. Either through education from an early age or by merit of battlefield experience, knights are always well-versed in martial pursuits. Despite their knowledge of the subjects, lieutenants may be new to the practical realities of recruitment, logistics, and battlefield command. As such, lieutenants often rely on the advice of their superiors when exacting their authority as officers.

As junior officers, lieutenants are thrust into the logistical duties that keep their unit operational. Recruitment, supply procurement, staff training, and conflict arbitration are all demanded of lieutenants. They are called upon to lead combat missions when their unit is on campaign. Lieutenants may also act as disciplinary officers, issuing punitive physical training or even corporal punishment unto those who shame or dishonor their unit. Lieutenants should maintain open communication with the enlisted staff below them to ensure that their commanders’ will is enacted throughout the ranks.

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Knight-Lieutenant Responsibilities
  • Maintain an excellent service record.
  • Role-play regularly with all members of the guild.
  • Maintain the system of discipline by following the six keys.
  • Moderate the guild website.
  • Moderate the guild discord.
  • Write official lore for the guild.
  • Lead recruitment efforts and swear in new members.
  • Provide campaign leadership.
  • Maintain positive relationships with other guilds and individuals.
  • Communicate regularly with the guild's officers and staff.
  • Promote role-play between all guild members.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with a very firm hand.
  • Enforce out-of-character guild rules.
  • Handle disputes between guild members with professionalism.
  • Report violations of rules or protocol to superiors.
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Knight-Lieutenant Authority
  • May wear the Knight’s Colors from Old Town PvP Vendor.
  • May ride armored horses in formation.
  • Able to issue commands to Sergeant Majors and below.
  • Implement orders on the battlefield.
  • May issue any physical training as punishment.
  • May arrest unruly, violent soldiers for detainment in the stockade.
  • May issue severe corporal punishment for dishonorable offenses. (Injurious, may require medical treatment.)
  • May arrest traitors or deserters for court martial.
  • May demote anyone Master Sergeant and lower.
  • Emergency /gkick permissions.
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Promotion to Knight-Captain
  • Selection by the grand marshal.

Knight-Captain Edit

Tfr rank captain

The most senior of officers may be appointed to the esteemed rank of Knight-Captain. Knight-captains are charged with leading companies of soldiers, of which there are five in each regiment. Compared to their lieutenants, captains are often grizzled war veterans who have weathered dozens of campaigns in service to the realm. They often specialize in their duties and knowledge base, championing one of the many orders within the kingdom. Captains are often the highest ranking soldiers on the battlefield, leading missions handed down to them by their betters. Knight-captains are often beloved and deeply respected - not only for their expertise, but their dedication to their soldiers’ well being.

Knight-captains act as senior officers in the Royal Army, receiving orders from their commanders, dispensing them to the junior officers and staff corps, and ensuring their proper and effective execution throughout their regiment. They direct recruitment, staff training, and other logistical duties such as camp maintenance and supply procurement. They may take on the duty of arbitration in dire disputes between ranking soldiers. Such efforts, however, typically result in dire consequences for the troops involved. In addition to having credentials to use any means of punishment upon their subordinate troops, knight-captains are able to court-martial soldiers who break the military laws of Stormwind.

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Knight-Captain Responsibilities
  • Maintain an excellent service record.
  • Role-play regularly with all members of the guild.
  • Maintain the system of discipline.
  • Implement official guild policy and procedures.
  • Moderate the guild website.
  • Moderate the guild discord.
  • Write official lore for the guild.
  • Lead recruitment efforts and swear in new members.
  • Approve and assist with campaign leadership.
  • Maintain positive relationships with other guilds and individuals.
  • Communicate regularly with the guild's officers and staff.
  • Promote role-play between all guild members.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with a very firm hand.
  • Enforce out-of-character guild rules.
  • Resolve critical or chronic issues between guild members.
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Knight-Captain Authority
  • May wear the Knight’s Colors from Old Town PvP Vendor.
  • May ride armored horses in formation.
  • Able to issue commands to Lieutenants and below.
  • Implement orders on the battlefield.
  • May issue any physical training as punishment.
  • May arrest unruly, violent soldiers for detainment in the stockade.
  • May issue severe corporal punishment for dishonorable offenses. (Injurious, may require medical treatment.)
  • May arrest traitors or deserters for court martial.
  • May demote anyone Master Sergeant and lower.
  • Emergency /gkick permissions
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Promotion to Lord-Commander
  • Selection by the Grand Marshal.

Lord-Commander Edit

Tfr rank lord commander

While marshals command regiments, commanders take executive roles under them as battalion or squadron commanders. Lord-commanders of the Royal Army differ from non-provincial commanders in that they hold a noble title to their name under direct fealty to their military superior, their lord-marshal. While a lord-commander may opt to contribute his own feudal benefits to the crown, it is more often their purpose to assist in the effective merging of feudal and royal affairs. As a tactical leader, a lord-commander must be able to unflinchingly send men to their deaths for the greater good of the kingdom.

While they officially direct the affairs of appointed battalions, a lord-commander’s primary role is to ensure that their lord-marshal’s will is enacted throughout their provincial regiment. To that end, a lord-commander takes on many of the same duties as a lord-marshal; supporting efforts in logistics, tactical analysis, and arbitration amongst the ranks. Lord-commanders pass orders from their leader to their subordinate officers and ensure that they are carried out effectively. Should their lord-marshal be unavailable or incapacitated, a lord-commander is expected to act on their lord-marshal’s behalf as a commanding officer. In cases where multiple lord-commanders exist within the same regiment, they tend to divide their duties between each other to best suit their individual skillsets.

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Lord-Commander Responsibilities
  • Maintain an excellent service record.
  • Role-play regularly with all members of the guild.
  • Maintain the system of discipline.
  • Implement official guild policy and procedures.
  • Moderate the guild website.
  • Moderate the guild discord.
  • Write official lore for the guild.
  • Lead recruitment efforts and swear in new members.
  • Approve and assist with campaign leadership.
  • Maintain positive relationships with other guilds and individuals.
  • Communicate regularly with the guild's officers and staff.
  • Promote role-play between all guild members.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with a very firm hand.
  • Enforce out-of-character guild rules.
  • Resolve critical or chronic issues between guild members.
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Lord-Commander Authority
  • May wear the Knight’s Colors from Old Town PvP Vendor.
  • May ride armored horses in formation.
  • Able to issue commands to captains and below.
  • Implement orders on the battlefield.
  • May issue any physical training as punishment.
  • May arrest unruly, violent soldiers for detainment in the stockade.
  • May issue severe corporal punishment for dishonorable offenses. (Injurious, may require medical treatment.)
  • May arrest traitors or deserters for court martial.
  • May demote anyone Sergeant Major and lower.
  • Punitive /gkick permissions.
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Promotion to Lord-Marshal
  • Resignation of the lord-marshal.

Lord-Marshal Edit

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Each provincial regiment of the Stormwind Army is commanded by a lord-marshal. Lord-marshals of the Royal Army differ from marshals in that they hold titles of nobility in the province that their unit hails from. Provincial regiments led by lord-marshals are often directly funded by the lands and resources of their province, while other crown regiments rely on funding and provisions from the kingdom as a whole. Because of this, lord-marshals tend to experience a greater degree of loyalty and kinship from the men and women they command.

The duties of a lord-marshal are relegated to command authority, logistics, and broader tactical decision making while maintaining direct lines of communication with the King and other commanding officers of the army. Recruitment, operations, and battlefield command are typically delegated to the lower ranking officers of any given unit, but a lord-marshal may reprise any of those roles at his or her discretion. In terms of disciplinary action, a lord-marshal stands as the ultimate arbiter of their unit and may issue any rewards or punishments in accordance with the Laws of Stormwind. A lord-marshal chooses who amongst their regiment stands as commissioned or non-commissioned officers.

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Lord-Marshal Responsibilities
  • Maintain an excellent service record.
  • Backup guild leader.
  • Assist Grand Marshal with defining the mission statement.
  • Assist Grand Marshal with developing the creative mission.
  • Assist Grand Marshal by setting member expectations.
  • Developer of the guild website.
  • Developer of the guild discord.
  • Implement official guild policy and procedures.
  • Write and approve official lore of the guild.
  • Lead recruitment efforts and swear in new members.
  • Handle recommended and approved promotions in Grand Marshal’s absence.
  • Approve and assist with campaign leadership.
  • Establish positive relationships with other guilds and individuals.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with a very firm hand.
  • Enforce out-of-character guild rules.
  • Resolve critical or chronic issues between guild members.
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Lord-Marshal Authority
  • May wear the Knight’s Colors from Old Town PvP Vendor.
  • May ride armored horses in formation.
  • Able to issue commands to lord-commanders and below.
  • Implement orders on the battlefield.
  • May issue any physical training as punishment.
  • May arrest unruly, violent soldiers for detainment in the stockade.
  • May issue severe corporal punishment for dishonorable offenses. (Injurious, may require medical treatment.)
  • May arrest traitors or deserters for court martial.
  • May demote anyone Sergeant Major and lower.
  • Punitive /gkick permissions.

Grand Marshal Edit

Grand marshals are outstanding marshals who have been specially selected to command an army group, which is essentially a large division of soldiers comprised of both the Stormwind Army and other allies from the Grand Alliance. Typically such divisions are temporary, but the title of Grand Marshal is a lifetime honor. As such, grand marshals are normally similar to marshals in terms of authority and responsibility.

His Grace, Grand Marshal Maxen Montclair, Duke of Westridge, commands ultimate authority over the First Regiment.

Grand Marshal Responsibilities
  • Official guild leader.
  • Define the mission statement of the guild at a high level – what is TFR for?
  • Develop the creative vision the guild will be built upon – what should TFR be?
  • Set overall guild member expectations – who should be in TFR?
  • Administrator of website.
  • Administrator of Discord.
  • Establish official guild policy and procedures.
  • Write and approve official lore of the guild.
  • Lead recruitment efforts and swear in new members.
  • Approve recommended promotions or demotions.
  • Approve and assist with campaign leadership.
  • Establish positive relationships with other guilds and individuals.
  • Be available to answer questions from the lower ranks.
  • Handle violations of in-character protocol with a very firm hand.
  • Enforce out-of-character guild rules.
  • Resolve critical or chronic issues between guild members.
Grand Marshal Authority
  • Ultimate.

Promotion Ceremonies Edit

In the Stormwind Army, one does not simply rise in rank by following the rules. In order to be considered for a promotion, a soldier must go beyond the call of duty to present a positive attitude, assist his fellow soldiers, and show the initiative and discipline to complete his or her duties when no standing orders are given. Learn leadership traits and principles; your service and motivation will not be overlooked.

Each regiment of the Stormwind Army awards promotions during formal promotion ceremonies. Those to receive promotion are called forward from formation, whereupon they are to present themselves to their regimental commanding officer by coming to attention.

The commanding officer will then remove their old rank insignia and affix their new insignia. Upon completion, the receiving soldier salutes, the officer returns his salute, and the soldier must then rejoin his place in formation, marching at standard cadence back to position.

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