Royal Guard Conference

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

A conference is to be held on the subject of the Royal Guards of Britannia this coming Saturday at the Skara Brae Faire Grounds.

The keynote address will be given by Aino Nystad, Captain of the Royal Guard. Furthermore, there is an open call for speakers, current guards or otherwise, who are interested in giving a brief talk on matters related to the Royal Guards. In order to do so please submit your name and the title of your talk – selection will be made based on merit of the topic in the context of this conference.

There will also be an open discussion regarding the recruitment policy of the Royal guards. The goal is to make the entire process transparent and accessible to the common folks.

Approximate schedule

1) Public Seminar – Theme: Royal Brittanian Guards

2:00-2:20 PM PST Keynote address by Captain Nystad

2:20-2:30 PM PST <Open Slot – sign up>

2:30-2:40 PM PST <Open Slot – sign up>

2:40-2:50 PM PST Promotion of Brackus, the Town Guard

2:50-3:30 PM PST Open discussion on Royal guards recruitment policy

2) Contest Announcement: Design a new look for the Royal Guards

–List will be updated during the week–

3 comments for “Royal Guard Conference

  1. April 18, 2009 at 7:32 AM

    I will be there ready to sign up for the guard and wearing what I think the guard should be dressed in. Thank you for the time.
    Lord Leonidas

  2. Dodger
    April 20, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Greetings Seppo,
    I would love to join in on this arc, but want not to be a city guard. I would like to start my own anti-city guard/RBG group. Maybe a better description of my group/rag tag gang, would be a rival guard. I am a Kingdom of Dawn Guard, aka KDG. You may contact me via e-mail or if you want, WildStar knows how to get in touch with me.

  3. brackus' player
    April 20, 2009 at 10:56 PM

    To the EMs of Baja,

    This is Brackus’ Player with a few quick comments…

    Just a heads-up that I am more than wiling to adjust/change any roleplay associated with Brackus to merge into whatever designs or ideas you may have for the city guards recruitment campaign. If you need me to take a certain ‘direction’ with the character (to simplify things as it relates to all the questions people are asking you about the city/town guards), just say the word! I really have no real connection with Brackus character, as it was just one of the simple characters I created for kicks when I started playing on Baja recently.

    For what it’s worth, my original thoughts behind the character was to add to, or enhance slightly, the role-playinig experience around the bank. I even created the name “a town guard” thinking it would give me, the player, a good excuse to play “a town guard” as Brackus one evening, and “insert name here” another evening!

    In (my) own mind, the town/city guard was seperate from the Royal Guards, though would take orders from them when called upon through the chain of command. Brackus’ Player assumed the Royal Guards protected the palaces/castles (British’s and Casca’s) and nobles/staff therein directly, while town/city guards were only involved in protecting the city and keeping any disturbances among the townsfolk to a minimum. I had thought most town/city guards wouldn’t have interest in debating politics, discussing bureaucracy, etc. they were just there to help “keep the peace, protect the people, and get paid” – NOT joining the guard because of some political motivation, or revolution, one way or the other. While Brackus *may* have his own personal opinions and beliefs as it relates to the whole British/Casca/Council spectacle often debated among the townsfolk, he never offers his personal opinion on those matters. Instead, he keeps his mouth shut and follows orders given to him by his superior officers (as any good foot-soldier would).

    So that, in a nutshell, is the thought behind the creation of Brackus. The last thing I intended to do was create additional workloads for the good EMs of Baja – I imagine you are both swamped already and I never expected any of this to happen, especially a promotion to Corporal, lol. But seriously, if this becomes a huge headache for you, and Brackus needs to “go away” for a while, or even permanently, just let me know – I won’t be in the least bit offended or upset. (Actually, I had thought that the original note left by Captain Nystad about a “meeting” might result with Brackus being thrown out of the town-guards in public humiliation for having “left” his post to retrieve some dirty mangy mutt while he was supposed to be on duty patrolling, lol.

    Best regards,
    Brackus’ Player

    PS – If you prefer I remove the sash Brackus is wears on duty (it says “Royal Britainnian Guard) to minimize confusion about town/city guards vs. Royal Guards, just let me know. The sash was actually given to me from another RPC in-game named David who commented he was an apprentice at the Royal Armoury and was here to deliver Brackus his official equipment (armor, weapon, sash, etc.). It was very well-played by whomever was playing the actual RPC character.

    PSS – No need to respond, I know you have lots going on! 🙂 Take care!

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