Five Houses 5 Houses will be a mature but easy-going clan that will be built around a nucleus of 20-30 members. We intend to be a unique hybrid of a family guild and a raiding/PvP guild that offers a bit of everything.
4 main types of social distinctions shall be used in the Guild:Tier & Rank for Military Organiztion, Precedence & Lineage for considerations of Seniority (promotions within Houses and Rank), House for Roleplaying purposes, to help foster a sense of community and for IntraGuild contests & Activity as a measure of how much you play.-------Tier & Rank
In addition to the Standing & Reserve distinctions with regards to activity levels, I foresee 3 categorities of seniority: Signatory, Family and Clan===================Precedence & Lineage for considerations of Seniority (promotions within Houses and Rank) The nucleus of 20-25 Signatory members. Once the 20-25 core of Signatory members is filled, applications will be closed. After a 2-3 month period, Signatory members will be able to Sponsor Aspirant ranked members as Initiates. This Sponsor-Initiate link will last for as long as anyone in the Lineage is in the guild.Each Sponsor will be responsible for aiding and guiding their Initiates. Misconduct by an Initiate will also reflect badly upon their Sponsor. This is intentional: it will function as a moral pressure to behave well upon the Intiates, and will encourage Sponsors to select or pledge for worthy Initiates.The first 40-50 Initiates will become the Family members of the Guild.The remainder of the Guild shall be considered Clan members of the Guild.-----------------------------------------Activity as a measure of how much you play.Standing (Active at least 4-5 days a week for 1-3 hrs each day say 10hrs or so), Reserve (Casual players)-----------------------------------------House for Roleplaying purposes, to help foster a sense of community and for IntraGuild contests There will be 5 Houses: 4 for Standing Actives & 1 specifically for Reserve (casual players)Sun Lion, Tremor Kodo, Tidal Makrura & Wind Swoop are the 4 Standing Houses. People that intend to be Active in the Guild get sorted into the Houses in a monthly or bimonthly roleplaying ceremony. Active players that temporarily or quasi-permanently become casual players can make arrangements with their Head of House to stay in that house.Ghostwalker is the Reserve House. People that intend to be Casual players apply for this House instead. How to register1.) go here:http://guildportal.com/NewUser.aspx2.) get a guildportal profile if you don't already have one3.) post a short application in the Publically accessible Applications forum4.) apply to join 5Houses forums as well