We, the true heirs of a dark tradition stretching back millennia, stand as the last uncorrupted scions of the True Sith Order, the children of the Old Ones. We are power incarnate, and suffering walks beside us. Serve the Sith, and you shall see your shackles broken. Fear becomes purpose. Pain becomes power. Ignorance becomes a thirst for knowledge. If you wish to join us, post the following in-thread: ~I give in to the power of the dark side~ You will then be added to the roster as a Peon, the lowest rank of the True Sith Order. Show your resolve and dedication by posting and remaining active for a time, and if you are worthy, a master may choose to start you on your journey to power. RANKS OF THE SITH EMPIRE The Circle of Lords Supporting the Emperor, the Circle of Lords represents the advisors to the leader of the Sith Order. Each powerful in their own right, the members of the Circle are each assigned a realm of influence to manage for the Emperor, within which his and then their rule is absolute. Sith Lords Only the wisest and most powerful of the Order ascend to the title of Sith Lord. These are the venerable masters, revered for their longevity and dedication to the Sith. Lords are expected to counsel and share wisdom with those less experienced, and to maintain the discipline and code of the True Sith Order. Sith Underlords The backbone and mainstay of the Sith. Underlords comprise the largest element of the Order, having passed every test and met every challenge as apprentices. Underlords are expected to pass on the teachings of the Dark Side to apprentices, and actively oppose, challenge, and undercut the enemies of the Sith. Sith Acolytes The apprentices of the order. Acolytes serve as the frontline and first defense of the Sith and are tasked with proving loyalty to the Order in all they do. Acolytes are expected to grow the Order through recruiting efforts and test the mettle of fellow apprentices. Peons As stated above, a peon is the lowest rank of the True Sith Order. While they have professed their desire to join the Sith, they are still unproven and lacking experience. This is their time to demonstrate their loyalty and respect to the higher Order in the hopes of attracting a master to begin their formal training. Peons have very little authority and are often assigned to unskilled and arduous labor—an underling subjected to capricious and unreasonable oversight. SITH TRAINING Acolyte: Upon being taken as an apprentice, a Peon will ascend to the rank of Acolyte and begin completing tasks assigned by the master who has agreed to train them. An apprentice will have the potential to earn up to three (3) Prestige Points for every completed task they present to the group. In addition, a Lord of the Circle can bequeath a single additional Prestige point upon an Acolyte for a task, with the approval of their Master. Masters will judge each task based on difficulty, execution, and depth of engagement. Tasks may include written discussion, roleplaying, or any number of activities—masters are encouraged to embrace their creativity and to tailor training methods to individual apprentices for maximum engagement and interest. A master is a mentor above all and should school an apprentice in Sith knowledge, roleplaying, respect for the hierarchy, and proper forum behavior. Underlord: An apprentice who has reached 50 Prestige Points by way of a master’s tutelage will ascend by the Circle of Lords to the position of Sith Underlord. Underlords will perform feats to prove their continued service and fealty to the Empire - the training of apprentices, the defense of the Circle's honor, and carrying out the Dark Lords' will. Lord: Once an Underlord is deemed by the Circle of Lords to have completed enough feats, they will rise to the rank of Lord. Sith Lords are the revered few, the elite masters outranked only by the Dark Lords, and the Circle. Members are expected to obey Lords at all times; they have earned their respect and honor. RULES Do not post within the Guardians of Light thread. If you must associate with Jedi scum, do it on neutral ground or in private. Participation in social threads, the Rancor Pit, and the RPF Lightsaber Duel Thread is encouraged. Respect the hierarchy. In hierarchy, there is order, in order there is stability. The word of the Circle of Lords is law. Obey moderators and all aspects of the forum Terms of Service. Do not engage in petty underhanded dealings either in the Sith or otherwise. Do not use the forum to promote unaffiliated or unapproved social groups, or to recruit for other forums. Circle Lord replacements will be confirmed by the Circle, following a Trial of Power. Should another Circle Lord be required within six months of the Trial of Power, the runner-up will be given the option to ascend, at the discretion of a simple majority of the Circle. Any user who receives a ban exceeding 24 hours will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and is subject to expulsion if it is deemed to be for the good of the Empire. The Sith will not be dishonored by malcontent, disobedient whelps.