Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all nights to come.
Be Communicative We don't mind the use of shorthand, but don't make it a habit. "1337" speak does not make us happy.
Be Mature Good-natured fun is central to our guild, but let us not taint this with immaturity. Don't be afraid to carry a conversation, but please be respectful if an officer asks you to curb your conversation and/or language. Also, please keep in mind that there are younger players, know who you're playing with, and be sensitive.
Be Independent No begging. None. At all. Period. The Watch does not interfere with matters of the rest of the realm. If you need/want something (recipe help, materials, etc), ask on guild-chat or /tell an officer.
Be Active We expect you to have a life outside of Spiral Knights, but we also require that you keep in touch with us if you're going to be away, please contact an officer if you can't be active for an extended period of time. We are an Eastern Standard Time guild primarily, so the best time to find the Watch at work in the Royal Jelly Palace or Firestorm Citadel is evenings EST.
Be Ambitious Like the above point, the Watch understands that you don't want to run all day every day. However, if you're not improving your gear and skills, you're dragging down your teammates and guildmates when you do run with them. Therefore, the Watch has the following guidelines:
- We expect 2* players to advance to 3* and 4* within a month
- We expect 4* players to advance into at least partial 5* gear within one month
These are guidelines, so the Watch officers can be flexible about your situation, but we think these are fair targets for even Free to Play recruits.
Recruits: New members of the Watch will start as recruits.
Members: Upon reaching tier 3, and saying the Words before a crystal deposit, a recruit will be promoted to Member.
Veterans: a Member who runs the complete Firestorm Citadel effectively will be promoted to Veteran. "Effectively" is a subjective measure, but you should not be donating significant heat to your teammates unintentionally (the Watch encourages sharing at the end of levels, of course). You may run with an Officer or Guild Master to prove your worth, or present your credentials (Blackened Crest, Crest of Almire, or Fang of Vog) to an Officer or Guild Master to receive your new honors.