Order Of The Iron Shield

The Empire of the Wolf is known for unmatched dedication to bodyguarding and security. It is the job of the Iron Shield to maintain this great tradition and to improve on it continuously. The only way for this to happen is to work together as a group, not as a bunch of individuals. That’s what things like Table are for. The more time spent in open dialogue as a group, either lightheartedly or with serious concerns, is what will keep this Order functioning. The Order of the Iron Shield is a living, breathing entity; it is not written once and forever in stone.
Above all else, the thing that MUST be maintained is honor. The honor to fulfill your duties to the best of your ability, the honor to step up for assignments when others don’t, the honor to hold ourselves and one another to a higher standard, the honor to act in such a manner as to bring respect and positivity to the Empire. This is whether on or off the field of battle and in or out of camp.
Members of the Iron Shield are marked by a leather belt favor unique to the Order. Additionally, the member may adorn the favor with a number of belt fittings according to their rank in the Order. The fittings can be found here: http://raymonds-quiet-press.myshopify.com/collections/viking/products/copy-of-viking-belt-mount-with-openwork

Tenets of the Iron Shield


  1. An Iron Shield will not stand down, unless by the command of their commander, or the Crown.
  2. An Iron Shield stays close to their Ward. (within arms reach unless instructed otherwise)
  3. An Iron Shield on Duty is focused on their duty, and do not concern themselves with other things.
    • An Iron Shield on duty does not speak to their ward unless spoken to.
    • An Iron Shield does not concern themselves with the business of their ward.
  4. An Iron Shield does not hesitate to place themselves between their ward and a perceived threat.
  5. An Iron Shield protects their ward at all costs.
  6. An Iron Shield enforces their ward's "Personal Bubble" and prefers a certain distance away from their ward to be held by anyone nearby.

Table


  • At any event, any member may call for a table where all available members must attend. This is the time to make proposals, air grievances, discuss policy and/or procedure, or just share stories. If a vote on a matter is necessary, it will be with all members having an equal vote no matter their rank. If a tie is reached, the motion is considered to be struck down. In the instance that an impending vote is known beforehand, a member who cannot make the event may cast their vote to the Grandmaster who will then relay it at Table. Calling for a table is your right as an Iron Shield, and it is something that is not only allowed but encouraged.

Ranks


  1. Iron Shield
    • Induction by a Vordjarn or the Grand Master
    • Have Completed a Guardsman Vigil
  2. Druzhinniki
    • Complete a Second Guardsman Vigil
    • Own a Piece of Live Steel. (Axe, Sword or Spear)
  3. Vordrjarn - Can induct Guardsman into the Order.
    • Complete a 3rd Guardsman Vigil
    • Serve as Master of the Watch or Master Bodyguard at an overnight event with a camp 10 times
    • Recruit & Induct 2 Guardsmen into the Iron Shield
  4. Akolouthos
    • Complete a 4th & 5th Guardsman Vigil
    • Serve as Master of the Watch or Master Bodyguard at an overnight event with a camp 20 times
    • Earn up to 50 guardsman Tokens.
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