The Army of Light
ONE OF THE OLDEST, BEST ESTABLISHED GUILDS IN ALL OF SW:TOR
"The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right."
Founded: February 2010
Leadership Structure: High Council lead by High General Jephos Mispir
Alignment: Galactic Republic
Style: Role-play (RP) | Player-vs.-Environment (PvE) | Player-vs.-Player (PvP)
Current Membership Size: 100+
Server: Sanctum of the Exalted | RP-PvE | US EAST
Communication: Xat Chat Rooms | Private Ventrilo Server | Deluxe Forums
Age Group: Preferred 18+ (16 Minimum)
Time Zone: All Accepted (US East-Based)
Recruitment: Jedi Consulars | Jedi Knights | Smugglers | Troopers
Requirements: Maturity | Respect | Dignity | Loyalty
Ventrilo Server Information
Password: Available Upon Request
O' Brave, ancient galaxy, that hath such soldiers in it...
Guardians of peace and justice...
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and is defended through sacrifice...
Every generation has its challenges - its own battle to face...
Our ally is the Force - through the strength of the Force the shroud of evil holds no sway over us...
We have dedicated ourselves to rekindling the light of the Order - ours may be a smaller beacon, but it has been growing both in size and in brilliance...
We are like tempered steel, purposeful and razor-keen. Always we shall be in the front rank, a burning brand to our enemies, a brilliant fire to our friends. Ours is a restless life, and never shall we know peace, though we shall be blessed for the peace that we give to others. We shall take comfort in the fact that, though we stand tall and alone, others may take shelter in the Light we cast...
THE ARMY OF LIGHT: WHO WE ARE
What is The Army of Light?
The Army of Light (AL) is a guild for the Bioware title, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SW:TOR). It has a light to medium Role-play (RP) atmosphere and focuses on both Player-vs.-Environment (PvE) and Player-vs.Player (PvP) in-game. To this end, the guild has successfully completed all endgame Operations and currently boosts several Battlemasters and War Heroes. The AL is open to all regardless of race, origin, belief, culture, religion, political affiliation, age, time zone, country, local area, gender, or experience. However, a strict dedication to the Republic and the guild are required for membership. Our host server in-game is Sanctum of the Exalted.
How was The Army of Light Founded?
The foundation began to fall into place in late January of 2010. Dissatisfied with poor leadership and environments lacking in both maturity and dedication, Master Jephos Mispir struck out to see where the Force would lead him. He began to understand the fundamental flaw within the Republic ? the allowance and even welcoming of Imperials and practitioners of the Dark Side. Therefore, he began to recruit others to the cause - to assist him in creating a new Republic stronghold, free of the corruption and impurities that plagued so many others. Together they laid out the framework for what would ultimately become the guild, and shortly thereafter The Army of Light was officially established in February of 2010.
What does The Army of Light Offer?
The guild provides a sanctuary and a home for over 100 citizens of the Republic. Membership makes one a part of one the oldest, most established, and highly respected organizations in the entire SW:TOR community. The popularity of the AL Recruitment Thread on SW:TOR?s official website is almost unrivaled. In addition to the large support network of experienced administrators and Flag Officers that is available 24/7, the AL is hosted on a professionally purchased and maintained web domain that features full chat rooms, deluxe forums, and an interactive role-playing environment.
What other Features does The Army of Light Provide?
The AL maintains its privately owned Ventrilo client for voice communication, its own Wikia listings, and periodically releases member-created guild Podcasts, Newsletters, and recruitment videos. In addition, the AL Activities Council (ALAC) coordinates social activities for members and allies designed to provide an enjoyable, stress-relieving, community-building atmosphere. These include game, trivia, and movie nights, chat room ?DJs?, role-playing scenarios and story lines, and contests.
What does it mean that The Army of Light is a ?Role-play? Guild?
This means that we choose to act as our in-game personas in addition to as individuals sitting at keyboards. The reason is so that we can more fully immerse ourselves in the Star Wars universe and better enjoy our time spent here by ?living the fantasy? as opposed to simply playing a computer game. This philosophy affects everything from our behavior and language when interacting with one another to our titles and the guild chain of command. Besides, who?s never dreamed of being a lightsaber-wielding Jedi, an indomitable Trooper, or a dashing Smuggler?
What other Councils and Agencies does The Army of Light Possess?
In addition to the Social Council and the Academy, there are a fully developed Diplomatic Corps. (ALDC) and an official Recruitment Council (ALRC). The ALDC is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships and alliances with other guilds, crafting necessary treaties, and identifying and solving any issues that arise for the AL in the SW:TOR community. The ALRC is responsible for maintenance of the guild?s Application Center, SW:TOR Recruitment Thread, reviewing applicants, and seeking out and mentoring new recruits.
THE ARMY OF LIGHT: RECRUITMENT
What Type of Person is The Army of Light Seeking to Recruit?
The Army of Light is seeking those who are dedicated, mature, and willing to exclusively support the Galactic Republic and the guild. While we do not wish to limit potential recruits before the actual application process is complete, there is a major requirement that must be met: maturity. This is a defining characteristics that all AL members must possess as immaturity is not tolerated. The Army of Light is an equal opportunity guild. We do not discriminate based on:
~ Belief | Religion
~ Political Affiliation
~ Time Zone | Country | Local Area
~ Age (18+ preferred)
Are There any Other Requirements for Membership?
Members are to be of the highest personal character. A deep dedication to continuous learning, integrity, maturity, humility, and loyalty is mandatory for membership. No member may belong to any other guild while a member of The Army of Light. We wish to have only the finest gentlemen and ladies who embody respect and a sincere willingness to role-play as forthright and upstanding defenders of the Galactic Republic. We believe hard work, contributions to the guild and the greater good, maturity, selflessness, and activity should be rewarded. We strive to eliminate injustice, tyranny, evil and threats to our peace, security, virtue, and way of life.
How does one Apply for Membership to The Army of Light?
Click the ?Join? button at the top-left of our website. This will take you to the AL Application Center which is located on our Forums. Copy the application questions into a new thread. The title should simply be [your name]?s Application. Members of our Recruitment Council will then review it and typically respond to you in 48 to 72 hours or less. Applications are more likely to be approved if they are well thought out, not overly brief, and have proper grammar and spelling. While you wait, you are welcome to tour our forums and website further or to interact with our members in-game. Any member would be happy to answer any questions you may have while you wait -- so please feel free to ask! Please check back on your application thread for updates and/or additional instructions.
THE ARMY OF LIGHT: CLASS RANKS
We are one people united for one cause: destruction of the Tyranny of the Sith Empire. Therefore, as a guild, we have decided to not let ourselves be divided by class, but to instead embrace one system in a show of solidarity. We are all soldiers.
THE HIGH COUNCIL:
SOLDIERS OF THE ARMY:
Private First Class
THE ARMY OF LIGHT: ACADEMY
"Training to become a Jedi is not an easy challenge, and even if you succeed, it's a hard life."
What is The Army of Light Academy?
The AL is committed to education and continuous learning. The Academy has both a practical and a role-play benefit to it. Classes are held on a variety of subjects and are taught by experienced members and leaders of the guild. In this way, the members? knowledge of the Star Wars universe is expanded, information valuable in-game is shared, members earn rank and prestige, and the AL community is strengthened. Running concurrently with the Academy are the guild?s Class and Mentorship programs, including the Jedi Master-Padawan system.
THE ARMY OF LIGHT: LEADERSHIP
Who Leads The Army of Light?
The Army of Light is led by the guild?s High Council (HC) which is headed by High General Jephos Mispir, the guild's Founder. Most seats on the HC come with term limits and are filled by guild-wide election. The current Council membership is rounded out by Generals Mai Skyblade, Ludwig VanCover, Iron Panther, Gole Liath, Cosan Rosland, Korvus Starlight, and Cargus Andzap. Class plays no part in eligibility for leadership and all members of sufficient rank, training, and capability are welcome to run for election.
THE ARMY OF LIGHT: POLICIES, RULES, & GUIDELINES
At The Army of Light, we have a few policies that must be followed. These policies contain Membership, Activity, Personal Codes of Conduct, Chat, and Forum Policies. All can be found listed on both our official website and our Forums. A few words that can easily sum up these guidelines are: maturity, respect, integrity, loyalty, and dedication.
STAY TRUE TO THE REPUBLIC.
GUILD BEFORE SELF.
Advice for Membership:
As a part of your experience with the Army of Light, you will be expected to be aware of the following expectations:
* Maturity - We desire our members to be dignified and respectful to all others and to themselves.
* Fun - Just because we have rules, doesn't mean you can't have fun. Fun is encouraged and its why we're here!
* Respect the Chain of Command - We also want our members to obey and follow orders conveyed by the leadership. When you join, you will receive more information on this and told and who your main superior officers are.
* Flexibility - We want our members to realize that they must start off at the lower ranks, then, earn their positions and work hard for them. We do not want members who join and immediately expect rank and privilege. We also want our members to accept and make the best of their ranks. We will give you what we feel is necessary. If we feel you are ready to be promoted, we will do so, but please, do not ask for a promotion or bemoan the rank of a fellow guild mate. Members must complete Officer Training to achieve a rank greater than Gunnery Sergeant.
THE ARMY OF LIGHT: ALLIANCES & DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
How does Another Republic Guild form an Alliance with The Army of Light?
All Republic guilds may visit our Forums and fill out a Diplomatic request form there. You are also encouraged to contact any of our officers in-game. While we do not expect our allies to be long-tenured or massive in size, or to share many of our policies, we do expect them to hold to a policy of "Mutual Defense" and to the principles of honor, respect, maturity, and personal dignity.
? Thirteenth Legion ?
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THE ARMY OF LIGHT: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & TECHNICAL ISSUES
Where can Additional Answers be Found or what if there is a Technical issue?
Additional information can be found on our website and in our forums. E-mail inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
? WE ARE CONSULARS, KNIGHTS, SMUGGLERS, AND TROOPERS ?
? WE ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS ?
? WE ARE.......... THE ARMY OF LIGHT!
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