Other ranks

Kalona

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One character
Translation: The Raven Chief

The leader of the tribe and oversees every aspect of the Tribe. Unlike other titles, the Kalona is chosen by the Spirit guides, which come to them during their Journey. In the case of the current Kalona's unexpected death, if the Spirits have not yet chosen another Kalona, each member of the Tribe goes on another Journey one at a time until the Spirits have chosen someone to take over.

Main tasks
- The Kalona oversees the Masters' work. If a Profession lacks a Master, the Chief is expected to be able to fill that role.
- The Chief and the Council are the judiciary of the tribe. They decide the punishment for criminals, and make decisions in inter-pack relations.
- Accept or reject newcomers
- Lead in war
- Spiritual key figure: the only one who can perform certain ceremonies if lacking a Master Priest or Master Fire Tender
- Maintain balance in the tribe (spiritually)

Anasgayv

One character
Translation: Council Leader

This member is a the leader of the Council of the Meek. Formally, (s)he has administrative power, but in practice functions as an advisor (like all the members of the Council of the Meek) to the Chief. If no Chief is available (absence, sickness etc.), the Council runs the tribe. Instead of going for the majority of the votes on a matter, this Council does not make any decisions until all members agree one a single answer.

Members of the council take up a different rank, but in practice usually continues to represent their profession. They may "invisibly" move forward through the steps of their path, and simultaneously be a Master and a Councilmember.

Main tasks
- In addition to the duties as outlined for the Digaliwigi, the Anasgayv must call and hold Council Meetings
- In lack of a Chief, it is the Anasgayv that functions as the topmost leader in the power hierarchy
- The Anasgayv is expected to be held at a higher moral standard than normal tribesmembers.
- The Anasgayv may make final decisions without calling Council, if no Chief is present or able to make decisions

Digaliwigi

One character
Translation: Council Representative

This member is a main representative in the Council of the Meek. Formally, (s)he has administrative power, but in practice functions as an advisor (like all the members of the Council of the Meek) to the Chief. If no Chief is available (absence, sickness etc.), the Council runs the tribe. Instead of going for the majority of the votes on a matter, this Council does not make any decisions until all members agree one a single answer.

Members of the council take up a different rank, but in practice usually continues to represent their profession. They may "invisibly" move forward through the steps of their path, and simultaneously be a Master and a Councilmember.

Main tasks
- Come to Council meetings whenever they are called
- The Chief and the Council are the judiciary of the tribe. They decide the punishment for criminals, and make decisions in inter-pack relations.
- Stay visible for tribesmembers. Expects, and stays open for being contacted for small and more important matters.
- Respond to calls for the pack
- Mark boundaries and maintain authority
- Alert the Chief and other Council members of any crisis that might occur.
- Advise tribesmembers who seek it.

Itse

Unlimited characters
Translation: General

A title that most newcomers or young adults (eight months) start at. Itse is also the title given to any member that is undecided about the path that they wish to take or have taken up duties that do not fall under any of the other titles. Itse is a starting title and requires no other title to be held.

Main tasks
- General participation in the ongoings of the tribe, such as hunting, ceremonies
- Caring for, teaching and looking after the young. The Itse is mainly a puppysitter

Sedali

Unlimited characters
Translation: Six

The title that all pups receive at six months old. This title is a transitional title, and if no profession is chosen at the age of six months or during the two transition months, it changes to Itse when the character reaches eight months old. A person with the rank Sedali is considered a young adult, and must meet all the social rules and customs of an adult.

Main tasks
- To consider the profession paths. Sedali are expected to choose one within two months.
- The general duties of the Itse title.

Ayule

Unlimited characters
Translation: Youngster

Puppy melee by Kiri The title that all pups are born in to or accepted as. Ayule is generally a title of learning in which the young are guided through the first few months by each member of the tribe. Once they arrive at six months old, those with the title Ayule are given the title Sedali, and will remain there until they either reach the rank of Itse (eight months old) or choose a profession path.

Main tasks
- Be cute!

Itawamba

One character
Translation: Uncertain

The title that is given to the lowest ranked member of the tribe. It is a rank of shame, and named as it is because the member with this rank has an uncertain future in the tribe. In order to be marked with this rank, the member must somehow break a significant law or somehow disgrace the tribe or a key member of the tribe. Someone ranked Itawamba may be prohibited to take any form but the lupus form, depending on the situation and the nature of the crime/Chief. The Itawamba of the tribe is forced to obey anyone's bidding, including puppies. He/she can work to rise from this rank and prove their worth to the pack leadership. Once a member has proved themselves, they may take back their original rank in the profession paths.

Main tasks
- Redeem themselves in order to re-gain the rank of Itse, or previously held rank in their profession path.
- May not shift: must stay in 4-legged form
- Do the bidding of any tribesmember who ask for it/demand it
Last updated on Fri, 02 May 2014 at 12:15 PM by Marit