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The Lunar Order is Recruiting!

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Lunar Order Academy and our Alliance is Recruiting!

 

The Grandmaster of the Lunar Order, Alkhadias, does not currently have the time to manage the daily running of the Academy any longer, but with his assistance we have figured out everything necessary for me to take over the day-to-day management of the settlement. And so we are inviting Wurmians from all lands, newcomers and veterans alike, to join us in our mission to build a better Xanadu for all!

 

What is the Lunar Order?

 

The Lunar Order is a close-knit community of players based in southwestern Xanadu. Well before I was invited into the ranks of the Lunar Order, its members were braving the elements and dangers of this wild continent. At our height, Grandmaster Alkhadias led our forces and many other fearsome warriors to slay the mighty Green Dragon that appeared in the hills of eastern Xanadu, a titanic struggle that I could only witness from safety. And yet, like the waning moon the light of our community faded, pulled apart by cruel fate. However, just as the waning moon will wax in full brightness once more, it is my hope that the light of the Lunar Order can return to Xanadu!

 

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What is the Academy?

 

The Lunar Order Academy is a home for those new to the shores of Xanadu, those seeking a community that will give them a place to get settled, learn about the world of Wurm, until they are ready to go out and make their mark on it. It is our hopes that the students of the Academy today can be the heroes and monument-builders of tomorrow, and that the skills they acquire will one day be of service to the Lunar Order in our quest for prosperity and justice. But anyone who needs some friendly neighbours and can treat other people with dignity and respect is welcome at Lunar Order Academy!

 

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What does the Lunar Order Academy have to offer?

 

Public amenities include a forge, a kitchen, beds, and more for those who need them.

Public resources, including farmland, animals, a mine, and a nearby lake of freshwater.

 

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Plots for personal housing: 6x6 or 7x5

 

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A highway connection!

 

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A casual social structure with ranks to climb; possible rewards for promotions are under consideration!

A supportive and cooperative community interested in seeing you get ahead!

A private web forum where alliance members can post ads for each other, set up polls for finding out public opinion, and discuss plans!

 Lunar Order Alliance Forum

 

Rank and Title in the Lunar Order

 

Being friendly and liberty-loving people, the Lunar Order is not interested in people looking for excuses to boss other people around. But recognizing distinguished service in the Lunar Order is also important, and so we maintain a small collection of ranks and titles that members can achieve. Someone who has just joined the ranks of the Order is a 'Lunar Recruit'; they will soon be asked whether or not they would prefer to progress down the Civil Path or Military Path, depending on whether or not they would prefer to contribute their fighting abilities or other services to the cause. Choosing one path does not prohibit you entirely from the other, simply expresses a preference. While switching between Paths is also possible, one may need to start at a lower rank in the new Path if their skills in that field are significantly lower.

 

There are also some rough guidelines regarding necessary skills that are included below with the appropriate ranks. But a more important part of advancement within the Lunar Order is dedication to our community and quality of character in general. And so, advancement within the ranks of the Lunar Order will be based mostly on the recognition of your peers. Anyone who wishes to advance to the next rank in the Lunar Order must have at least three members of higher rank supporting their promotion; members of equal rank can also support a promotion, but their vote effectively counts for half. Finally, members of the Order who are opposed to your promotion are allowed to vote against it, effectively canceling out a supporting vote. This system is intended to provide an incentive not only to make friends among your comrades, but also to avoid making enemies.

 

Ranks of the Civil Path

 

Lunar Settler: the entry rank of the Civil Path

 

Lunar Citizen: a member of the Civil Path who has proven their commitment to the community, and has demonstrated moderate skill in some trade or profession (~40 in a non-combat skill)

 

Lunar Paragon: an experienced and distinguished member of the Civil Path, with noteworthy skills in a peaceful trade (~60 in a non-combat skill)

 

Ranks of the Military Path

 

Lunar Warrior: the entry rank of the Military Path

 

Wolfsguard: a member of the Military Path who has proven their commitment to protecting the Lunar Order, and possesses moderate combat ability (~40 FS)

 

Lunar Knight: the elite warriors of the Lunar Order, with widely-recognized fighting skills (~60 FS, a 'slayer' title)

 

The Lunar Order Council

 

While largely inactive as a body currently, these are the leading members of the Lunar Order. If and when decisions must be made collectively for the entire alliance, these are the individuals responsible. Aside from the Grandmaster, the members of the Lunar Order Council are similarly split between the Civil and Military Paths; the Military members are appointed by the Grandmaster, while the Civilian members are elected by the members of the Order as a whole. At this time I don't plan on trying to fill the inactive positions, though I might do so if our numbers increase to the point that it would be beneficial.

 

Active Membership

 

Alkhadias - Grandmaster: founder and leader of the Lunar Order; the final say on pretty much everything

 

Zelva - Lunar Scholar: chosen representative of the Civilian community, and also responsible for seeing to the needs and education of new recruits

 

Inactive Membership

 

Lunar Priest: another representative of the Civilian community on the Council, the Lunar Priest sees specifically to the needs and training of other priests; if we ever get to the point of having more than one or two priests, maybe we'll have a use for this position again.

 

Lunar Paladin: Highest-ranking member of the Lunar Knights, commander of the Lunar Order Military; primarily responsible for planning military matters

 

Wolfsguard Commander: second-in-command of the Lunar Order Military; responsible more for recruitment and training

 

 

~Glory waits beyond the horizon! Join the Lunar Order today!~

 

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The Lunar Alliance

 

Founded by the Grandmaster of the Lunar Order, Alkhadias, the Alliance is a network of settlements in southwestern Xanadu, home to hardworking and friendly Xanadians who have come from all over in search of opportunity and community. The current capital of the Lunar Alliance is Moonlight's Castle. Not every member of the Lunar Alliance is a member of the Lunar Order, though most of the currently active members are. In addition to Lunar Order Academy, there are other deeds belonging to members of the Lunar Order who are currently recruiting!

 

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Current Roster

 

Lunar Order Academy

 

Zelva, Lunar Scholar

Essios, Lunar Citizen

Kharnovkrow, Lunar Citizen, Recruiter

Msgerbs, Lunar Citizen

Raza, Lunar Settler

Hawks, Lunar Settler

Shunmoore, Lunar Settler

Meeritsein, Lunar Settler

 

Tpikol, Lunar Knight

Adog, Lunar Warrior

Thethibeau, Lunar Warrior

Silverclaw, Lunar Warrior

Solveig, Lunar Warrior

 

Adratha, Lunar Recruit

Yoshai, Lunar Recruit

 

 

Plots Available

 

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6x6 - 3

 

 

Moonlight's Castle

 

Alkhadias, Grandmaster of the Lunar Order

 

 

Bravestone Ville

 

Airbornease, Lunar Citizen, Jarl of Bravestone Ville

 

 

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Policies and Guidelines

 

No Whiners; No Trolls

 

NO WHINING! Wurm is not a perfect game, and constructive criticism and reasonable discussions about how it could be improved are a good thing. But no one is interested in listening to constant complaining about RNG or features being locked behind premium or skill-grind. The people in this alliance enjoy this game as a whole or we wouldn't be here, and ceaseless WHINING is an irritating nuisance that will not be tolerated if it continues after you have been asked to keep it to yourself.

 

NO TROLLS! The Lunar Alliance is meant to be a close-knit community of enthusiastic players who want to help each other enjoy Wurm more. We want good neighbours to join our community, people we can respect and call friends. When I say NO TROLLS, I specifically mean the type of person who intentionally tries to irritate or provoke other people for personal satisfaction. If bothering someone else who is just here trying to enjoy themselves is your idea of a good time, take your fun somewhere else.

 

 

Recommendation: Tithing!

 

In case it isn't apparent from the omission in any of the previous posts, we do not charge deed members any rents or demand any services from them, there is no price for living here. But IF you want to earn your keep somehow, but don't have currency to add to upkeep, simply making a habit of regularly adding a portion of any materials you produce in bulk to the Academy stockpile would be great. Per my choice of the word Tithing, I think 1/10 would be an excellent portion to donate to the Academy, but all of this is voluntary and we only want you giving what you can!

 

 

Building On Deed

 

As mentioned above, all recruits who are accepted into the Lunar Order are provided with a plot on deed where they can build a home for themselves, or whatever they like (within reason). Outside of your assigned space, however, any buildings that members of the deed would like to construct must be discussed with the community and planned out; if everyone simply built wherever they wanted without considering the bigger picture, the deed would quickly end up a mess. If there is a public building you would like to see constructed, I would recommend first discussing it with myself, or making a post in our alliance forums where people can offer opinions and input.

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Job Opportunities

 

Members of the Lunar Alliance are free to pursue their own goals and focus on their own projects, but we are a community that is interested in collaboration, whether that be to meet everyday needs like food, drink, and other resources, or in completing grand projects that would be difficult for one Wurmian to accomplish alone. For members of the alliance, or those considering joining, here you can find out what services your fellow alliance members have to offer, and some of the opportunities available for you to develop your own skills while contributing to the community.

 

Community Projects

 

Listed here are some of the large-scale public works that the Lunar Order and its allies are currently participating in:

 

Underground Highway

Members of the Lunar Order Academy are currently working with Grandmaster Alkhadias to establish an underground highway network that would pass under Moonlight's Castle, and eventually connected with the Lunar Order Harbor settlement.

 

Surface Mining

In the space between Moonlight's Castle and Lunar Order Academy, there is an area that we have been working on terraforming so that we might eventually expand the deed into the area. While most of the dirt has been leveled at this point, there is some surface rock that needs to be mined down before we can cover it with earth.

 

 

Services Offered

 

If you are a member of the Lunar Alliance interested in setting up a business, or looking for an opportunity to develop certain skills, you can post an advertisement in this section. For simplicity, this includes both transactional or business arrangements and volunteer offers:

 

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Help Wanted

 

Members of the Lunar Alliance seeking help from their community members in some regard can post an advertisement in the section below. Both offers of paying work and requests for volunteers can be placed below, please clarify which your ad falls under:

 

(Kharnovkrow) Seeking Farmers!

Looking for alliance members who would like to level their Farming skills! I have been dedicating a lot of time up until now producing a variety of crops in order to provide materials for a number of skills that I wish to level, including Cooking, Ropemaking, and Toymaking. However, the amount of materials that I need has meant that I need to spend time on farming that I would rather spend on grinding the skills in question. So if there any Farmers in the Lunar Alliance who would like to contribute to keeping the Academy topped up on produce and other crops, it would be greatly appreciated! While I am not offering specific compensation at this time, the ultimate goal of all this grinding is to become a Vynora priest, so those who contribute can likely expect priority consideration when I start enchanting for everyone.

 

(Alkhadias) Buying Logs!

While not urgently needing supplies, Alkhadias requires a large number of logs of any type, QL 30+, and will buy them for 1s/1k from any alliance members who might want to earn some coin!

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Hello, new player on Xanadu. Only have a few things to my name, and I don't believe I am too far from your location. I'm interested in joining, I just have a few questions beforehand. PM/Reply with contact please.

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April News!

 

Greetings everyone! Not being a fan of the plain old 'bump,' but also recognizing the need to keep this thread where people looking for a home can see it, my plan is to be making a monthly post containing any big news about what is happening at Lunar Order Academy and our allied settlements. Any other important news that comes in April will simply be added to this post, but May will bring a new post hopefully full of more interesting information!

 

Tpikol has been granted the rank of Lunar Knight! I would also like to formally recognize his efforts in the completion of the local highway network that currently connects all of the Lunar Alliance settlements at this time, extending all the way down to the end of our peninsula!

 

Msgerbs has been granted the rank of Lunar Citizen!

 

Airbornease has been granted the rank of Lunar Citizen, and the title of Jarl of Brave Stone Ville! I would also like to recognize his expenditure on the wagoner camp for Brave Stone Ville that will be a boon to our alliance as a whole, thank you Airbornease!

 

Aeliar has been granted the rank of Lunar Citizen, and the title of Lord of King Hill!

 

Raza has been promoted to the rank of Lunar Settler!

 

Raza's promotion also qualifies as the first to effectively follow the new system of formal advancement that has been outlined in our introduction post, so check that out!

 

 

April 10, 2020: A Couple Policy Updates...

 

This was a part of the original "Lunar Order Academy" recruitment thread that I did not want to have to include, because I felt that it came across as unnecessarily hostile, and I felt that such things could be reasonably discussed as needed on a case by case basis.

 

Well, jokes on me, egg on my face. Since it needs saying: no whining, and no trolls!

 

So, why the update? Short answer, I just had to boot two recruits because they were not willing to take the hint when I tried the reasonable-discussion-stuff mentioned above. They were asked to stop whining, and they responded it was a joke; when told the joke wasn't funny, they responded that their jokes were meant to get 'reactions,' not be 'funny,' which sounds like a troll to me. The full story is more complicated, and more generally there has been a history of behaviour that has undermined trust to a degree that, while I don't necessarily think they mean harm, I no longer believe them to be a good fit for our community, though I would reconsider that stance if my fellows thought it warranted.

 

On a more positive note, this is something that I have been meaning to include for a little bit now, but keep forgetting. One of the features of the Lunar Order Academy is a stockpile of materials available to all of our members, somewhere you can dip into if you're short of something you need for an important project. While obviously we would like people who use the stockpile to try and eventually replenish any goods that they use, it is in everyone's interest if the stockpiles are expanded as much as possible. So I am finally making an official announcement of our recommended Tithing policy, where members producing bulk goods contribute a portion to the Academy stores.

 

Having wanted to replace the old April News post with a new "Policies and Guidelines" section, I've made a new April News post; some content has been moved around, a few minor edits made, but most of it has been preserved in transit.

 

 

Lunar Order Academy, and our allied neighbours, have been added to the Xanadu Community Map!

 

I am pleased to announce the return of Essios to the Lunar Order Academy! A member of the Lunar Order when I was still just a newcomer, Essios has been granted the rank of Lunar Citizen!

 

Adog has been promoted to the rank of Lunar Warrior!

 

Hawks has been promoted to the rank of Lunar Settler!

 

Shunmoore has been promoted to the rank of Lunar Settler!

 

Thethibeau has been promoted to the rank of Lunar Warrior!

 

Silverclaw has been promoted to the rank of Lunar Warrior!

 

Solveig has been promoted to the rank of Lunar Warrior!

 

Meeritsein has been promoted to the rank of Lunar Settler!

 

Tpikol has been kind enough to create a forum where members of the Lunar Order can discuss our plans, set up polls for voting on important matters, and ease communication across different timezones!   Lunar Order Alliance Forum

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Lunar Order and Academy has grown again to it's old glory. I'm very glad to see it. 

 

Full roster, ongoin projects, expansion plans and willing hearts, as well as growing alliance will soon bring the Lunar Order to the top of Wurm communities!
Keep going, and always keep Wurmin'.

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May News!

 

Greetings everyone, "May the Fourth be with you."

 

Yes, I saved my news post specifically for this date so I could make that reference.

 

I don't really have much in the way of news to include here at the moment, aside from saying that I'm grateful for all of the people who have joined us in recent days to help bring the Academy back to life! We have lots of projects on the go right now, and if our membership keeps growing, making more plots for recruits to build houses on will have to be added to the list!

 

Late May Update

 

It should give some idea of the situation when I say that I had honestly forgotten I had made a post for news this month. May has been a bit of a doldrum, with people around less due to Real Life keeping them busy (or getting distracted by other hobbies, like yours truly >_>), and some people getting ready to leave us soon. There are two points worth acknowledging, however:

 

Tpikol has completed an expansion of a bridge leading west from the Academy towards the coast. I will get some photos up here soon, but thank you for your continued efforts in expanding our infrastructure!

 

Zelva has for some time now been working on breeding horses for members of the Academy to use, and I just wanted to acknowledge her efforts and thank her; she is well on her way to being able to provide 5-speed horses for devoted members of the Order who need them!

 

We are still recruiting, and we're considering ideas for events and projects to help our community grow closer and larger :)

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Are you guys still recruiting? are there any requirements? do you have many active players?

 

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Thanks for your interest! I sent you a PM with more information ^_^ 

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