Welcome one and welcome all! These are the mysterious Halls of the… Shado Varmiri An original creation that lends itself to something canon. You see, this is the Fan Club for all things more secular, elusive, and small in the Force factional-wise. There are the Jedi of the Light. There are the Sith of the Dark. There are the Gray Jedi whom stride for the middle path. And there is everyone else, forgotten yet so prevalent in the galaxy. The Force sects and cults with their own unique cultures and abilities. We enjoy them here, give them a voice, and discuss. The armored Jensaarai. The spell-weaving Dathomiri Witch Clans. The wise Baran Do Sages. The telekinetically impressive Zeison Sha. The elemental and martial arts savvy Shapers of Kro Var. The mysterious and deadly Seyugi Dervish. The diplomatic and crafty Jal Shey. And the hidden darkness of Mustafar: the Blackguard. The independent Fallanassi. The cruel yet powerful Ember of Vahl. And so many more. In my original creation, a phrase is born. "One from many." How do you say it? Shado Varmiri. Everyone is free to come in and discuss these groups, but if you wish to join the Shado Varmiri, simply state in your post: "I seek the Truth and embody the Justice of The Force. I am One from many." You will then be added to a group roster as a Learner. Be active and complete simple tasks and you will slowly progress through the ranks. And be on the lookout in the RPF (Role-Playing Forum) for the true Shado Varmiri's entrance into the galaxy… The Ranks and How it all works Learner: The initial rank in which you join with the quote above. You will be given simple tasks by the Potentate (myself currently). 3 Embers (Points basically, name is an ode to the Ember of Vahl cult) max given for task completion. Tasks will mainly include written discussion at this stage. Potential: This rank is achieved at 10 Embers and when a Mentor takes you as their apprentice. Mentors are encouraged to be creative in their tasks. May it be written discussion, role-playing, or something else. Adherent: This rank is achieved at 25 Embers and is the true equivalent of a Padawan/Apprentice when compared to the Jedi and Sith Orders. Wielder: This rank is achieved at 50 Embers and upon a completion of a final test given by the Potentate or Primes. At this point, simple continued activity will see one advance through the ranks via steady Ember accruement. Defender: This rank is achieved at 66 Embers and a sign of true dedication. Continued activity will see one advance here as well. Special feats or suggestions for the Shado Varmiri as a whole are great ways to get ahead quickly. Mentor: This rank is achieved at 80 Embers and considered a Master. It is time to take a potential student and tutor them as you were once taught yourself. Mentors are expected to be courteous and fair, firm in their discipline if necessary, aiding in knowledge of the smaller Force groups of the galaxy, in role-playing, showing respect to everyone, and teaching of the TFN Rules. Be a role model. Mentors are given Embers for their performance in this regard by those above them. Prime: This rank is achieved at 100 Embers. A high master and to be well respected. They may continue to act as Mentors or not, dispensing tasks and Embers as they please for those in need of them. One's position is likely secured here, but must always be vigilant in their status as role model around the boards. Considered a collective council that the Potentate listens to on all matters. Potentate: The head of the Shado Varmiri, and should I ever step down from this role, democratically selected by the other Primes and the outgoing Potentate. While they are the technical leaders, they must listen to the wisdom of the Primes and remember that this is all for nothing without everyone else. ~Rules~ 1) Respect the Terms of Service and moderators as always. Being in the EUC, give ample offerings to Bardan_Jusik and Sinrebirth especially. 2) Respect the hierarchy or you will not go far. Rising through the ranks is part of the fun after all. 3) Members of the Shado Varmiri are allowed to be members and social with the other groups such as the Jedi and Sith if they choose, however…do not bait, flame, or instigate any misunderstandings with them. I do not mind competition IC (in character) over in the Role-Playing Forum or The Rancor Pit, but that is it. I will be most displeased should this rule ever be tested. 4) Any user who receives a ban lasting longer than 24 hours will be put under review and potentially ejected if it is felt necessary. We strive to embody the Justice of the Force, rule-breaking goes against such a tenet. The Shado Varmiri are inclusive and role models, regardless of whether or not we dabble in the light or dark. Always. 5) You do not need to be a full member to post here. This is also a simple discussion thread for those who want to talk about the various Force Groups. By posting here in that form, you are automatically a friend and afforded respect!