The Council provides the leadership framework of the guild. The Council Teams are delineated as follows:
Alix, Nagrovi, BuddhaRock (Grayron)
We are first and foremost a guild founded to be an active, friendly community in the game, and it requires social activities to build and maintain that community. These values are listed before our other priorities for that reason. The guild will only thrive if we continuously support this goal and interact with each other regularly
To further that end, in addition to the Council Masters, we have a small cadre of members dubbed Diplomats who volunteer to host and facilitate the social events of the Guild beyond the raid teams. If you're interested in joining Team Diplo, speak to Alix.
Alix, DaveMurray, Sovreign
Fortitude was formed with end-game PVE content at its core. Assisting in the creation of new teams as needed and supporting our team captains are crucial to our success. The Council Masters that focus on Operations Teams work closely with team captains to ensure smooth functioning of the guild's teams and proactively ensure that we have enough teams for interested members.
The guild also thrives when we are consistently running end-game content with each other. For some, the schedule or goals and expectations of a formal team are unappealing. Therefore, one of the other focuses of this team are facilitating Guild Runs, both of Operations and Flashpoints.
If you have any questions about joining a team, forming a new team, what being on a raid team entails, or just general information on endgame group content, you can start by reaching out to a member of this team.
The guild participates in the weekly Guild Planetary Conquest (for more information see this link at Dulfy.net).
Massreidr is the primary Council Member organizing and promoting participation in this Guild-wide event, as conquering a planet is one of his major goals for <Fortitude>. In 4.x, it is more important than ever to involve a wide array of people in a large, active guild in order to place on a planet's Top 10 list.
Reidr and Zan can answer questions and help guide our overall strategy, but everyone is needed to conquer the galaxy!
The Recruiting Team is the public face of our recruiting efforts, reaching out on social media and the forums to promote us in the SWTOR community.
However, all members are encouraged to invite people that they meet in game to join us if they seem like they would be a fit with our Guild culture. All new members (Padawans) should be directed to this website as the first step toward joining the guild
(In-game invites without prior website sign ups have not worked well in the past, so direct them to Avin or Lorhin if they are hesitant about registering on the website to initiate the process.)
If you have any questions about joining the Guild or bringing new people in, feel free to speak to any Council Member.
Avin, Lorhin, Deatch (Plikk)
We exist in the Internet, and our Council Members work to keep our community ties strong outside of the game through other mediums such as this website, our TeamSpeak and Discord servers. Their work may mostly seem invisible, but it's appreciated.
If you encounter any technical issues with these services or have suggestions for changes or improvements, please speak to our Technology Masters.
We also want to thank our guild member Mindy, for introducing the dynamic banner system, and former member Monkey, for the original design of this site.
Deatch holds a unique position in the Council in that she heads up no particular role; instead, she provides support for almost every position described above. Whether it's a social function, a question about Operations or endgame, PVP, player skill development, or the mental capacity of unicorns, Deatch is an invaluable resource that everyone should feel free to utilize. She only bites if you ask, and then only nicely.
This is a living document since our guild is a dynamic, evolving community. If you have thoughts or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Technology Council Masters.
New members generally enter the guild as Padawansand may use the time at this rank to decide if there is mutual fit to make <Fortitude> their long-term guild. All members are expected to actively welcome and engage Padawans as much as possible, to both help new players in game (if needed) and get to know the newest Guild members. The only expectations of a Padawanare to abide by the guild's expectations for Consular, reach max level with at least one Republic character in the Guild, and be a registered member on this site with an introduction post completed here. Generally, once those criteria have been met and the player decides to remain a member, they would be promoted fairly swiftly to become a Consular or a Knight.
This rank denotes a member of the guild who has passed through the initial trial period and has chosen to become a part of our community. Someone can remain a Consularindefinitely while being an active SWTOR player and excellent contributor to the guild. As a member of <Fortitude>,Consularsare expected to reflect in their behavior the Culture and Values section of the Guild Charter, both in their interactions with their guildmates and with the player base of Jedi Covenant as a whole. Once accorded Consularstatus, learning does not cease (just as for everyone in this guild), but a Consularmay have to be proactive about seeking out new knowledge within and outside the guild. Consularmembers lean towards participation in Guild events rather than leading or organizing.
A sidestep equivalent of the Consular rank, what differentiates a Knight is that the character or player is a member of one of the guild's permanent raid teams. As a result, characters may shift fluidly between this rank and Consular through the course of their time in the Guild, as their membership in a team waxes and wanes. The primary purpose of being assigned this rank is to allow access to additional funding from the Guild Bank to supplement the credit cost associated with progression raiding--we know progression can be expensive, and we want to support and facilitate our members in this endeavour given that it's one of the two cornerstones of our Guild Charter. In addition to expectations identical to Consulars, Knights should demonstrate respect to their chosen raid team(s) and attend the team's scheduled times regularly.
Diplomatsserve as the social glue within <Fortitude>. Whether it is helping with the organization of social events or ensuring everyone feels recognized and included in the guild community, Diplomatsserve by simply being the best that guild membership has to offer: an active player, providing entertainment opportunities outside of the default in-game options, and a voice of encouragement in TeamSpeak, Enjin, and Discord. While there are some similarities to the Master role, Diplomatsare not expected to organize runs of endgame content and are required only to possess a dedication to the social side of the Guild and a zeal for making everyone feel welcome within it.
Anyone interested in taking on this role should speak to the current Social Team Council Members.
The rank of Master is conferred upon members of the Guild who have stepped up to exceed the normal expectations of Consulars or Knights within the perview of endgame; Masters along with the Diplomats are the cogs that help keep the Guild functioning. Masters may be Team Captains of a <Fortitude> or <Dogs of Wàr> raid team or someone who regularly runs other events such as Guild Operation Runs, PVP, or Flashpoint Nights. This is a title earned through a demonstrated track record of taking the initiative volunteering to organize Guild endgame activities and bestowed by the Council in recognition of that level of dedication to the success of the guild.
The Councilis the guild’s rudder, the group of leaders that have accepted additional responsibility within the guild beyond that of the member ranks described above. The criteria for joining The Councilis just that: a willingness to give more effort beyond the expectations of membership within the guild. The gift of time and effort involved in being a member of The Council is not taken lightly, and over time, players may join or leave The Councilas life circumstances require. Membership on The Councilis not an elevation above others, but a lessening of self in order to bolster the guild as a whole. The Councilbears the primary weight of responsibility for the positive operation of the guild.
Among the responsibilities and expectations of The Counciland its members are to be a consistent presence in the guild, through their time spent in game and in the external communication sites such as Teamspeak, Enjin, and Discord. The Councilis an extension of the Guildmaster and helps set the culture and identity of the guild by their actions. As such, all members of The Councilare expected to be a welcoming and proactive energy within the guild, embodying the duties of both Master and Diplomat. No member of the guild should ever be unaware that a member of The Councilhas logged into the game or external sites because they are expected to be the penultimate ambassadors within the guild community.
Each Council Memberis assigned based on their interests, skills, and time constraints to at least one Team responsible for actualizing the vision for the guild detailed in the Guild Charter. The current Teams and their responsibilities are outlined in the sidebar to the left of this page. The descriptions of the Teams' roles are not exhaustive and may be expanded or amended as the needs of the guild and makeup of The Councilchanges over time.
Among the additional responsibilities shouldered by The Council is to aid in smoothing out the inevitable rough spots that crop up when any group of people come together as a community. Members of The Council must all practice an open door policy; in turn, all other members of the guild should feel welcome to approach any one of them to discuss issues that may detrimentally impact individual members or the Guild as a whole. Conversely, if members have ideas or feedback to improve the guild community that would fall outside the role of becoming a Master or Diplomat, they are also encouraged to a contact member or members of an appropriate Team to share it. <Fortitude> will only succeed if there is fluid dialogue amongst all its members.