The Sulier’ir are the ancient defenders of the Mali’Ame culture, and the protectors of Siramenor and its populace. Rangers of the woodlands are soldiers who are trained in swordplay and archery. They are men and women who are capable of defending against those who dare oppose or harm the Mali’Ame people. Be it man or beast.
THOSE WHO ENLIST
The elves who make up the Sulier’ir are sworn to remain loyal to the ‘Ame culture. They undergo rigorous training and initiation rites to call themselves true Sulier’ir. Initiates to the order are taught cultural values and ways of the Wood Elven people. This makes them immersed in the beliefs of the people they shall defend.
They are also taught warfare in sword and bow, as well as how to survive off the lands of the forest.
When trained initiates are deemed worthy by their commanding officer, they are given the Sulier’ir rite of passage: a trial undergone by those who seek to join. The man or woman is sent with their fellow initiates, accompanied by a commanding officer on a group hunt. Once they return, for their final trial, they must compete against their fellow initiates to prove their ability in combat. After both have been completed, they are deemed worthy, and they are accepted into the order with open arms.
Once one is initiated, it is recommended, but not required to adorn the Father’s Mark, which marks one’s status as a warrior.
Credit to Trinn for the art.
THE OATH OF THE SULIER’IR
The Oath is the contract sworn by initiates who have passed their trials, and have come true Sulier’ir. Usually, the Oath is the final task before a celebration dedicated to the soldier.
“I, (Name Here), pledge to defend my people, the Mali’ame, my homeland Siramenor, and my brothers the Sulier’ir, against all threats that befall us. I will never turn my back upon any of them.”
The Sulier’ir has four main ranks
The first step into becoming a soldier of the forest, the initiate is trained in the art of warfare, and of the ways of the ‘Ame.
A full-fledged Sulier’ir, defender of Siramenor. Most soldiers end here, as they are baseline protectors of the culture and people.
Head of the Sulier’ir in most respects. They lead troops, and train initiates.
The head of the order. Usually a member of the triumvirate. All members are below this rank and must respect the Head Sulier’ir as the main commander.
Those who make their way through the trials, claiming the title of Sulier’ir, are required to don their uniform during duty.
Subject to change.
The Sulier’ir have ‘Warmarks’, or Warpaint that they wear into battle. This is merely ceremonial, used to scare enemies in times of war, and is often not used in day-to-day operations.
The Sulier’ir thank Cullas Sylvaeri for modeling the warmarks.
HOW TO JOIN
To join, one must fill an application such as the one below and hand it to an Officer Sulier’ir or the Head Sulier’ir.
Once turned in, simply await a response from either office confirming your admittance into the Sulier’ir.
OOC: Simply fill out the application and post it as a comment. A commanding officer will then quote and confirm admittance.