The Guardians

The membership of the Order continues to grow larger. As a result, we have many more people completing the Guardianship Quest and asking questions regarding the Guardianship title. One main question we get asked is, “I’ve done the quest, when do I get Guardianship?”

This question is answered in the information notecard you get right where you begin the quest. The following is a complete explanation.

Due to the volume of questions we are receiving on the subject, we will begin having to ignore questions that are readily answered on these information notecards and what is written here.

If you have a pertinent question, make sure you visit the Avilion Quartermaster’s Office and read the information notecards. If your question is not answered there, please contact an Ancient of the Mist via  notecard, with your question.

Also, do note that we don’t announce when we give someone the title of Guardian. There are now nearly 1700 members in Avilion Order. When you turn in your Quest basket at the sign, it will tell you it has been verified.

Then, if you are active in the community and at events, chances are you will get your Guardian title in due time. Being patient is part of being a Guardian, and is part of the consideration on who gets the title. It is your responsibility to check if you have the title.

How to know that you have been named Guardian of the Mist:

If you have completed the quest, been active in the community and attended events, you can begin checking if to see if you have the title. Remember, it is your responsiblity to check, do not ask an Ancient, Lord or the Lady. Take the following steps to find your Guardian of the Mist title:

  1. Go to Edit and then hit “Groups” at the bottom of the list.
  2. Select “Avilion Order” from the list.
  3. Hit the “Info” button on the right.
  4. The group control panel will load.
  5. Look in the bottom right for the drop down list named “My Active Title”.
  6. If you can expand that list, and it shows “Guardian of the Mist”, then you are a Guardian.
  7. If you have the title, scroll down the list and select it to change your title to Guardian of the Mist.

The information below explaina the differences between the assigned roles of Order Member, Guardian and Ancient.
DO NOT mistake “Roles” with “Rank, because no one member is above another in rank, EVERYONE has equal importance in the community. There are no ranks; therefore, there are no promotions.

Order Member (Avilion Order) and Guardian (Guardian of the Mist).
AVILION ORDER and GUARDIAN OF THE MIST

Avilion Order members are just those that have joined the Order. Avilion Order members, are for the most part, people who think its fun to have the tag, visits on occasion, and are usually active in many other communities. They may spend more or equal time on other sims. Order members have joined the Order, because Avilion is in the favored rotation of places to go, or they come to Avilion or attend specific events.

Guardians of the Mist members have completed the Guardian Quest (information located in front of the Quartermasters) and call Avilion home. Avilion is Guardians home base community where they spend most of their SL time. They have shown that they are more active in the community, and either an Ancient, Guardian, Lord Malakh or I  have taken note that the individual is more active than the regular Avilion Order member.

I personally mark a person’s profile on my system, when I see them participating in events or helping. This is a visual check. I note when I see them. If you are here everyday, you may have lots of marks, but if you haven’t completed the Guardian Quest, I conclude that you’re not interested.

Completing the Guardian Quest alone does not mean you are are automatically a Guardian, let me repeat this.

COMPLETING THE GUARDIAN QUEST ALONE DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY A GUARDIAN !!!!!!
TERMINAR La BÚSQUEDA Del GUARDA SOLAMENTE NO SIGNIFICA Que USTED ES AUTOMÁTICAMENTE GUARDA !!!!!
L’EXÉCUTION SEULE De la RECHERCHE De GARDIEN NE SIGNIFIE PAS Que VOUS ÊTES AUTOMATIQUEMENT Un GARDIEN !!!!
COMPLETARE La RICERCA Del GUARDIANO DA SOLO NON SIGNIFICA Che SIETE AUTOMATICAMENTE Un GUARDIANO !!!!
Die WÄCHTER-SUCHE ALLEINE DURCHZUFÜHREN BEDEUTET NICHT, Daß SIE AUTOMATISCH Ein WÄCHTER SIND !!!!
TERMINAR O QUEST Do GUARDIAN SOZINHO NÃO SIGNIFICA Que VOCÊ É AUTOMATICAMENTE Um GUARDIAN !!!
単独で保護者の探求を完了することは保護者自動的にであることを意味しない !!!!!

YOU MUST PROVE YOURSELF TO BE AN ACTIVE, SUPPORTING MEMBER OF THE AVILION COMMUNITY.

We do not add to the Guardian role on a regular scheduled basis, like every Tuesday at 10:00. We add them as we have the opportunity. We do not announce when we add Guardians nor do we announce when we remove them. It’s up to each person to check.
ANCIENT OF THE MIST

An Ancient is an out of character administrator’s position. They are Guardians with Eject/Ban Powers. We used a different name so that they can be identified more easily. Those that are “Ancients” are those people that Lord Malakh and I have become familiar with and trust with the sim tools of Eject and Ban. Ancients are Guardians that have accepted the responsibility of taking abuse from griefers, and deal with people complaining about the dress code. For this reason, not anyone and everyone can be given an Ancient role. Don’t be offended if you are not asked to become an Ancient – feel relieved. The responsibilities of an Ancient are demanding. Ancients are on call the minute they log on. They are called to answer questions and deal with people who do not want to follow sim rules all day.  Other duties include; explaining the rules of the sim, Ballroom, and Group to numerous people who prefer not to understand or abide by those rules.

Certain Ancients have taken on additional duties such as taven keeper, running role play events, and running combat events. They do not perform these additional duties because they are Ancients, nor do these additional duties lead to becoming an Ancient. Ancients are simply those of the Guardian role that have Eject/Ban tools to help out with difficult people. They are people who are helping Lord Malakh and me (Lady Serenity) with the everyday policing of the sim. IT IS NOT A RANK that someone strives to obtain.

I will reiterate that there are no ranks in Avilion Order because rank denotes importance and power. No one member of the Order is more important then another.  No one person has power over another. We are a group of common people, coming together to form a community, with similar interests. If status and power are what you are looking for, you’re in the wrong place.

If you have any questions, please IM me. Thanks for reading this and understanding.

~Serenity Sieyes, Lady of the Order