The Mystic Order Guild Charter
An Everquest Guild - Phinigel
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for people of diversity to unite under a common banner, serving one another to the betterment of all, that assembly, newly formed, requires a declaration of that which impels them toward and ensures them of their unification, further defining the structure and composition of the whole.
Our union is one of complexity, with multiple voices representing multiple views of how to approach EverQuest, as is the case with many such guilds. For such a guild to be successful, there must be a process through which its constituent, vying parts can find a voice and best practices can be developed for the guild as a whole. In The Mystic Order, we smelt opposing ideas, melting away the impurities, pulling ideas of the highest quality from the base material; forge those ideas through careful deliberation, shaping complex ideas into effective policy; and temper those policies through unity, forcing dissonance to give way to resonance, each piece adding to, rather than subtracting from, the whole. Through this process, we are able to foster and maintain a community that has more than a singular focus on completing the latest raids, more than a singular focus on making more platinum, more than a singular focus on creating friendly environment. Instead, The Mystic Order takes a multifaceted approach to ensure that all of these separate needs are met for our membership.
Though our goals are broad in scope, as we seek to instill all the elements of a great guild, we are still, at heart, a raiding guild. While we take a casual approach, allowing our members to determine their own attendance, we intend to be on the cutting edge of every expansion’s raiding scene and, therefore, have certain expectations of our membership. First, while individual motivations may differ, all members must share two goals, enjoyment and progression. If one should have a singular focus on either one to the exclusion of the other, that person does not, perhaps, fit the mold for a Mystic Order member. Second, specific raiding expectations can be found in the raid section of The Mystic Order’s forums and should be viewed prior to joining our raid team; all requirements set must be met to attend The Mystic Order’s raids; however, one set of raid requirements stands out above all others -- members must be willing to learn, regardless of experience, and must be patient with those who are in the process of learning.
In order to be a successful casual raiding guild, our community must be a cohesive group that takes the journey through the expansions together; any actions that undermine that goal will not be tolerated, and actions that promote that goal will be celebrated. Looking to the future, members may play together for months and years to come; As such, the policy of the guild is to reach a resolution when disputes occur and to move on when that resolution has been found.
Our reputation as an honorable guild on Phinigel is of the utmost importance. As it is important to maintain positive relations within the guild, so too is it equally important to maintain positive relations outside the guild; therefore, all members will adhere to the Play Nice Policy posted in the forums. Any action that breaks with the Play Nice Policy will be addressed by the officer council and may result in removal from the guild. In order to ensure the inviolability of this rule, members are not allowed to use the “anonymous” feature. If members would like to hide their level and class, they may use the “role-play” feature instead.
With these intentions, expectations, and philosophies firmly at the heart of our motivation, guiding our path, we, the members of The Mystic Order, mutually pledge to each other, on pain of banishment, to uphold the ideals, values, and regulations of The Mystic Order.