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General OverviewEdit

The purpose of the Advancement program restructure is for training RPs to be more fun, easier, and quicker to complete. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to post on the Warder DR RP Group board or email the RPG at warderdiv@dragonmount.com

Note: If you have assisted another member with a training thread, you are qualified to report that as a WS increase of 1. You don't have to, if you want to use a RP for a WS increase. Please report this on the Progress Report board. Trainees are limited to 1 WS, Tower Guards are limited to 2 WS.

Ranks and AgesEdit

Trainee (WS 0 - 6) - mimimum training time is 2 years
Tower Guard/Warder (WS 6 - 11) - minimum age of 18 years
Tower Guard/Warder Defender (WS 11 - 15) - minimum age of 21 years
Tower Guard/Warder Master (WS 15 -18) - minmum age of 25 years
Tower Guard/Warder Grandmaster (WS 18 - 20) - minimum age of 30 years

Reporting your ProgressEdit

You report your Progress at the Progress Report board.

To learn how to post your progress reports, check out this informational thread on the board

Training SystemEdit

Please check out the Peer Training page to learn about our Peer Training system and how it works.

Quick LinksEdit

Trainee WS 0 - 6Edit

Depending on your assigned WS when your bio was approved, the following guidelines will help you to RP your character and become comfortable RP’ing as well as create opportunities for character growth. Once you’ve reached WS 6, you are ready to become a Tower Guard.

RequirementsEdit

Introduction Thread – 1 WS

This is a mandatory thread – your character has arrived to the Yards and has been enlisted into the ranks of the Warders Yard. You are assigned a room and go out for your first training day. Meet up with your peers and do two of the following choices together:

Philosophy – 1 WS

You will select which philosophy you will utilize; Flame & Void or the Spring. The people who teach you your chosen philosophy will need to practice it themselves; you can’t have a Spring practitioner teach how to use the Flame & Void. You will need to go through a couple of exercises to learn how to maintain control while distracted.

Fighting Style – 1 WS

Interact with other trainees and tower guards to figure out your preferred fighting style. Get involved with spars to have your character learn the different styles; speed, defensive, offensive, aggressive, sneaky, elaborate, etc.

Choice RPs – 1 WS each RP

The main purpose for the choices is for you to have freedom and flexibility to introduce your character to new skills, new people, and new experiences. Your objective should be character development. To read more about this, head over to the Choice RPs page.

Training Assistance - 1 WS each completed thread (limit 1)

With our new Peer Training system, you will be able to gain a WS by helping another trainee to complete their training thread. Please remember, your WS must be greater than theirs by 1 WS.

Tower Guard/Warder WS 6 - 11Edit

You have risen through the Trainee ranks and now you are ready to become a Tower Guard! Your objectives is to take the foundations of which you've learned as a Trainee and develop them further.

RequirementsEdit

Tower Guard Ceremony – 1 WS (Required)

This is a mandatory thread – your character is ready to participate in a ceremony to swear your Oaths to the White Tower and all Aes Sedai. To read more about this, go to the Tower Guard Ceremony to understand what is expected of you.

Post a thread on the Warders DR RP board to get the Master at Arms to participate in your thread.

You are required to enlist a PC Aes Sedai - if you don't know one, post a thread on the White Tower DR RP board to request for an Aes Sedai to participate.

Note: You are required to complete this requirement before bonding. You must have a WS of 7 in order to bond.

Advancing your Skills – 1 WS

Advance your character's skill sets and weaponry. Learn more weapons, take Advanced Sword Forms, or participate in an Advanced Survival class. If you have a new idea for a topic that will fit this, find someone who will help you complete this thread, create a basic outline with objectives, and get the RGL's approval!

Path Training - 1 WS each RP

If you have chosen a Path for your character, you will be able use any training threads for the Path for a WS advancement. Note: This is still under development.

If you give Path training to another Tower Guard, this will also be considered as a WS advancement. Please remember, your WS must be greater than theirs by 1 WS. You can only train students of the same Path.

Choice RPs – 1 WS each RP

The main purpose for the choices is for you to have freedom and flexibility to introduce your character to new skills, new people, and new experiences. Your objective should be character development. To read more about this, head over to the Choice RPs page.

Training Assistance - 1 WS each completed thread (limit 2)

With our new Peer Training system, you will be able to gain a WS by helping a trainee or Tower Guard to complete their training thread. Please remember, your WS must be greater than theirs by 1 WS.

You can also apply any assistance you give to other Tower Guards to complete their requirements, such as the Tower Guard ceremony.

Tower Guard/Warder Defender WS 11 - 15Edit

You are more confident in your skills and your reputation is growing into a dependable, strong, intelligent Tower Guard/Warder. But ... you still have plenty more to learn.

RequirementsEdit

Challenge a Master - 1 WS

This is a requirement. Challenge a Master in a spar. Try to get out of it alive.

Choice RPs – 1 WS each RP

The main purpose for the choices is for you to have freedom and flexibility to introduce your character to new skills, new people, and new experiences. Your objective should be character development. To read more about this, head over to the Choice RPs page.

Training Assistance - 1 WS each completed thread (limit 1)

With our new Peer Training system, you will be able to gain a WS by helping a trainee or Tower Guard to complete their training thread. Please remember, your WS must be greater than theirs by 1 WS.

You can also apply any assistance you give to other Tower Guards to complete their requirements, such as the Tower Guard ceremony.

Blade Master Ceremony 1 WS

There are two ways in which one can become a blade master. First, a minimum of 2 blade masters gather together to determine whether or not you are worthy. One of blade masters MUST be a PC (or NSW) not played by you. One of the blade masters, (may be an NPC) will challenge the you to a duel with real weapons to determine the character’s worth in front of the others. You do not have to win but the council must agree unanimously that that you are worthy to be deemed blade master. To make things interesting you may choose to not be found worthy on your first try. You can try multiple times for character develompent purposes.

The second way to become a blade master, you will need to slay another blade master. This MUST be approved by the RGL. This is a rare occurrence as an accident will not deem you blade master. It must be a worthy fight and must be witnessed by one other person in the RPG who is “trustworthy” ICly.

Tower Guard/Warder Blade Master WS 15 - 18Edit

You are becoming more formidable and a legend in the Warders Yard! Your objectives is to hone your skills to prepare for the Last Battle and help others as well!

RequirementsEdit

Path Training - 1 WS each RP

If you have chosen a Path for your character, you will be able use any training threads for the Path for a WS advancement. Note: This is still under development.

If you give Path training to another Tower Guard, this will also be considered as a WS advancement. Please remember, your WS must be greater than theirs by 1 WS. You can only train students of the same Path.

Choice RPs – 1 WS each RP

The main purpose for the choices is for you to have freedom and flexibility to introduce your character to new skills, new people, and new experiences. Your objective should be character development. To read more about this, head over to the Choice RPs page.

Training Assistance - 1 WS for a completed thread (limit 1)

With our new Peer Training system, you will be able to gain a WS by helping a trainee or a Tower Guard/Warder to complete their training thread. Please remember, your WS must be greater than theirs by 1 WS.

You can also apply any assistance you give to other Tower Guards to complete their requirements, such as the Blade Master Ceremony or the Tower Guard ceremony.

Challenge a Grand Master - 1 WS

This is a requirement. Challenge a Grand Master in a spar. Try to get out of it alive.

Tower Guard/Warder Grand Master WS 18 - 20Edit

The ultimate rank within the Warders Yard, your long years of hard work, commitment, and sacrifices has finally paid off. You are considered a Legend of the Yards. At this point, you are free to go insane and cause disaster among the lower ranks.

RequirementsEdit

Path Training - 1 WS each RP

If you have chosen a Path for your character, you will be able use any training threads for the Path for a WS advancement. Note: This is still under development.

If you give Path training to another Tower Guard, this will also be considered as a WS advancement. Please remember, your WS must be greater than theirs by 1 WS. You can only train students of the same Path.

Choice RPs – 1 WS each RP

The main purpose for the choices is for you to have freedom and flexibility to introduce your character to new skills, new people, and new experiences. Your objective should be character development. To read more about this, head over to the Choice RPs page.

Training Assistance - 1 WS for a completed thread (limit 1)

With our new Peer Training system, you will be able to gain a WS by helping another trainee or Tower Guard to complete their training thread. Please remember, your WS must be greater than theirs by 1 WS.

You can also apply any assistance you give to other Tower Guards to complete their RPs, such as the Tower Guard ceremony, Blade Master Ceremony, or Grand Master Spar.

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