Ranks

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The Saint George Squadron in Naval Action

The squadron has seven social ranks that are different than the in-game military ranks. Any member may rise through the Squadron ranks, and the needed qualifications are detailed in this section of the Squadron Regulations. A member must be nominated for a promotion by another member of the Squadron, and these nominations will be voted on by the Flag Officers.


Any member can, regardless of rank, apply to be appointed Flag Officer. Flag Officers are the leadership of the Squadron, each officer having responsibilities in specific sectors like recruitment, trade or naval operations, and as such have seniority in matters regarding the running of the Squadron.

Half Pay

Any officer may ask the CNP to be put on Half Pay, which effectively gives that officer up to 6 months leave. The Captain will be required to login once every 6 months to remain on Half-Pay; any Captain that fails to do so will be automatically retired.

Templates for Grants and Letters Patent

Upon gaining the rank of Knight, you will receive a grant for either the Order of the Bath, or the Order of the Thistle. When reaching the rank of Baronet, you will receive letters patent for a baronetcy. When reaching Baron, you will receive letters patent for your new barony, and later for your viscountcy and earldom when reaching Viscount and Earl. Upon becoming a Viscount, you will also receive the Order of the Garter. Below are the templates used:


Retirement

A retiring officer is moved to the retired roster and shown with their rank at the time of leaving. Should they wish to rejoin the squadron they do so without the loss of rank.

Flag Officer.png Flag Officer

Earl.png Earl / Countess

Viscount.png Viscount / Viscountess

Baron.png Baron / Baroness

Baronet.png Baronet / Baronetess

Knight.png Knight

Esquire.png Esquire

Gentleman.png Gentleman/Gentlewoman


The Saint George Squadron in Pirates of the Burning Sea

The squadron has eight social ranks that are different then the in-game military ranks (See "About the Squadron Ranks".) These are split into 2 main groups, and 2 minor groups.

The special rank of Sea Lord is reserved for founding members of the squadron. The original Sea Lords were Captains, Blake, Upton, Caldwell, Fletcher, Jones and Porter.


New Captains that are on probation have the rank of Gentleman. After they have successfully completed their probation time they get promoted to Esquire and full member.

A Gentleman or Fairlass that retires from the Squadron are struck from the lists and must reapply if returning later.

Half Pay

Any officer may ask to be put on Half Pay, which effectively gives that officer up to 4 months leave, without the risk of loosing his rank. After the 4 months he is automatically retired from the squadron.

Retirement

A retiring officer is moved to the retired roster and shown with their rank at the time of leaving. Should they wish to rejoin the squadron they do so at one rank less than previously after successful patronage.

The Saint George Society

The multiple game Society includes the ranks of the Squadron, with the exception of Sea Lord. Thus, there are seven total ranks. Gentleman, Esquire, Knight, Baronet, Baron, Viscount, Earl.

The Society does not retire it's members. However, individual guilds may have retirement clauses, such as the Squadron shows above. In other words if you are retired from the Squadron you will have to reapply and pass patronage again in order to join them in game; you will also lose your privileges to see their private forums if you are Knight or above.

Sea Lord.png Sea Lord

Earl.png Earl / Countess

Viscount.png Viscount / Viscountess

Baron.png Baron/Baroness

Baronet.png Baronet/Baronetess

Knight.png Knight

Esquire.png Esquire

Gentleman.png Gentleman/Gentlewoman