The Warlord runs the guild. While put simply, this statement is all-encompassing. The Warlord establishes guild goals, decides conquest objectives, and, among many other things, oversees the day-to-day activities and preparations of the guild at large. The Warlord is welcome to establish their own powerbase or take apprentices, if they so choose- but must sufficiently handle the actions of the guild at large.
There is only one Warlord at any time. This rank is unattainable and unassailable by the guild at large.
Darths are the embodiment of the Reformation's power. These individuals are heavyweights within their own specializations, and have a desire to share their skills with the rest of the guild. They bear heavy authority as well as the brunt of our frontline leadership responsibilities, along with various other functions within the guild.
The position of Darth is awarded to extremely talented and motivated veteran members of the guild, and entails a decent amount of responsibility. A Darth is encouraged to establish his or her own Powerbase, or a Darth may choose to supplement another established Powerbase. A Darth may only rise to their rank with approval from the Warlord after completing an epic trial. Darths are required to demonstrate that they are an expert within their chosen class, and are strongly encouraged to pass along their knowledge to those that come after them.
Darths are allowed to recruit members, and are allowed to set rank freely within their own Powerbase. Darths are allowed to enlist two Devotés to their cause.
Lords serve the pleasure and function of the Darths' designs. These individuals are veteran warriors, and are tasked with providing leadership presence at both high and low levels of the guild's membership. These individuals rise to their rank at the command of their respective Darth, although the Warlord does exert the right to overturn such appointments. Lords must complete a series of trials to demonstrate their capability to not only perform as an individual but also further integrate themselves into the guild leadership.
Lords are responsible for both assisting with guild functions as a whole and leading functions within their own Powerbase. Lords are also considered a valuable source of education for lower members, and are asked to assist in training those that come after them.
Lords are allowed to recruit, and are able to assist in promotions for lower-ranked members. Lords are encouraged to enlist one Devoté to their cause, but no more than one at a time.
The Zealot is the highest non-officer rank within the Reformation. These are veteran members who actively contribute both within their respective Powebases and within the guild at large. Zealots understand the core message of the Reformation and embrace its values. Zealots endeavor to represent the guild well on either faction. Zealots are considered veteran players within their own class, and may possess teaching and leadership skills. Zealots may be assigned individual functions within their own Powerbase at the command of their Darth or Lords.
A Zealot may only rise after completing an education passed on by a Lord, Darth, or Warlord. In rare cases, at the decision of the Warlord, the Zealot rank may be assigned to individuals who demonstrate extreme commitment to the guild at large.
The Devoté rank consists of an apprenticeship which places the individual under the guidance of a Lord, Darth, or the Warlord. This person rises by making relationships with those around and above them, and by showing that they are worthy of training. This is an elite rank, and guarantees the Devoté a certain amount of respect. Each Devoté is considered to hold the same rank, regardless of the rank of their Master.
The Skirmisher is the main frontline soldier of the Reformation, and is charged with carrying our message out amongst the stars.
The Initiate is someone who has just joined the Reformation. This person will need to prove themselves soon.