The ASoIaF Guild

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  1. Liadan

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    WARNING:
    Once you enter the Horde, there is no turning back. Embrace the insanity, violence, and "problems" of the Guild and you should be fine. We do not provide guarantees.

    We regret that we do not provide medical insurance. All medical expenses incurred must be paid for by the newcomer. We are not to be held responsible for any injuries either mental or physical. Please do not expect us to apologize or offer any compensation. Any attempts at a lawsuit will be met in the approved ASoIaF style - with lots of blood, force, and violence. (I did think about putting the "brutal sex, incest, and child molestation" in there but somehow it didn't seem to fit. :halo: ) Enter at your own risk.





    *Business Section*

    First off, let's all say thank you to Nienor for making this for us! :D

    There's three sections to the Guild - general, clubs, and games. I originally suggested a discussion/speculation section as well, but that's what the ASoIaF section's for. :p

    This is the way the Guild will be run:
    Member test: Answer 10 very basic questions from GoT

    Ranks: (Note: all tests must be taken without a book. If you “fail” a test (get more than 3 wrong) you can always retest in two weeks. You must pass each test before going on to the next level, and have at least a week in between tests.)

    Conscript: 10 very basic questions from GoT (Member test)

    Squire: 10 basic questions from CoK or 10 detailed questions from GoT

    Sellsword: 10 basic questions from SoS or 10 detailed from CoK or 10 very detailed questions from GoT

    NOTE: At Hedge Knight, you begin your "apprenticeship" to the person holding the rank you want to advance to. If you're creating a new rank, then you apprentice to me. This time will be spent researching on the material you're intending to become an expert on.

    Hedge Knight: Basic questions from the first three books, with an AFFC bonus question

    Anointed Knight: 10 detailed questions from the first three books, with an AFFC bonus question

    BEFORE YOU ADVANCE TO THE NEXT RANK, you must spend 2 weeks concluding your "apprenticeship." Ask your "master" questions about your paper, etc.

    Create-Your-Own-Rank: To create a rank of your own, write a short paragraph describing the function of that rank and why you are qualified to obtain that rank. Then write a short paper of 500 words (though more are welcome :)) on a theme pertaining to the function of that rank. There will also be a test of fifteen questions plus an AFFC bonus (if you get a score of 12/15, you pass). If you wish to join a rank already created, you only need to write the paper and take the test.

    Example: Greenseer (aSoIaF speculator)
    The Greenseer rank consists of aSoIaF speculation, and creating your own speculation as well. Bla bla bla bla bla…
    [Insert speculation essay here]

    When creating the name of your rank, please make sure it has some relevancy to the function. For example, a Greenseer could be a speculator, while a maester would try to know facts of aSoIaF. If you’re good at remembering quotes, you could be a mummer. And if you’re desperate to be a knight-type character, the Sword of the Morning could be the battle expert. :)

    Please, please, please do not divulge the questions to others who haven’t taken the tests. :)

    Although you are by no means required to show anything beyond common courtesy to higher ranks, it would be nice if you respected them, just for the fun of role-playing. :p And besides, it’ll encourage the rest of you to become aSoIaF addicts, which is of course my main goal in life… ;)
     
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  2. Senekha

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    So how do I become supreme warlord:p
     
  3. Liadan

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    Errr...

    ... be angry? Threaten me? Bribe me? :halo:

    Hey, if you can come up with an ASoIaF equivalent rank to that, and write an essay about it (should be easy for you :p), you've got it. :p
     
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    This will be fun.
     
  5. Liadan

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    I agree. :D
     
  6. K'shar

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    Supreme Warlord would obviously be Dothraki warlord on par with Khal Drogo except without the horrible death part
     
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    There you are. LDH and I were wondering where you went, Kshar.
     
  8. K'shar

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    Decided to take some time off from the forum. I'm sure you can imagine why
     
  9. Liadan

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    But being Khal? Supreme Warlord's all very well, but the last rank is reserved for people who show that they've actually read aSoIaF a lot. :p Khal could be another battle expert, I guess. ^^

    EIDT:

    Also, I've been thinking about allowing people to have more than one rank within the Guild. But since they'd have already taken the test, I'm thinking about having people write a longer essay (1000 words, only 2 pages single-spaced) for their second rank, etc. Anyone else agree?
     
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  10. Senekha

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    Wow.

    Anyways, LDH, can you email me the second set of questions? Or does it have to be live?

    Yeah, I like the idea of Khal :D
     
  11. Liadan

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    What was the "wow" for? :p

    Anyway, you have to wait for a week before your next testing, so Wednesday, I guess. :p I'd prefer for it to be live just so that I can be "certain" you're not "cheating" (I know you wouldn't, but nonetheless, it makes it equal footing for everyone else. ^^)

    And apologies for the typo in "edit," but I'm too lazy to fix it just now. ;)
     
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    And btw, everyone, we have 6 members at the moment - you should check the members list occasionally. :p Thank you to everyone for joining! :)

    EDIT: We now have 7 (8 if you're counting me, but since I don't do anything besides test people, I don't really count ;)), as Plish just tested on AIM. :)
     
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    Ok, live on Wednesday sounds good to me. I don't cheat, I just take a really long time to think. Thinking fast is not one of my strong suits (as my coach would be happy to tell you....:s)
     
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    I know you don't, but we have to make this "fair" for everyone. :p

    Oh, and I keep forgetting to ask you... are you willing to test people (at least for member) via MSN? It's another rule I made (mainly so I don't have to test people - everyone except Jnanee's older than me!) that you can test people below you. :p
     
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    Ha!...I'll 15 in May...
     
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    Oh good, someone else who's younger. :D I'm turning sixteen in May. :D
     
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    damn youngins
     
  18. Liadan

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    Yeah, well... you're an oldie. :p

    EDIT: Roland of Gilead is our newest member, so let's all welcome him! :)
     
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    i sure feel like it. got tanked last night at a party and damn am i paying for it today. terrible pain.
     
  20. Liadan

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    Lol, poor K'shar.