The Excubitoris Chapter of the Sacred Throne is Recruiting!
The Excubitoris Chapter of the Sacred Throne Order is looking for Amarr recruits to join a capsuleer organisation with an eighteen year history of service to the Amarr Empire. We seek individuals capable of living up to the highest standards of Amarr morality and who might have what it takes to become full Paladins in service to the Empress.
History of the Order of the Sacred Throne
The Origins of the Sacred Throne Order date back to the period of the Moral Reforms. This period was marked by internal conflict in the Amarr Empire in which the Council of Apostles, along with their supporters the Order of the Tetrimon, were led astray and turned against the Emperor. A botched assassination attempt on the part of the Council led to a significant civil war.
The Order of the Sacred Throne was founded in the darkest period of this war. It was a secret society of individuals known to be utterly loyal to the Emperor. The individuals were given a cross symbol as a sign of their devotion and inducted into the Military Order of the Sacred Throne.
For thousands of years now, the order and its cross have stood as a symbol of the best and brightest of Amarr. Membership in the Order represents absolute devotion to the office of Emperor and the Divine Order that it represents.
History of the Chapter
The Excubitoris Chapter of the Sacred Throne Order was founded as the capsuleer paramilitary group PIE inc. (Praetoria Excubitoris Imperialis) in 105 Y.C. PIE, Inc. is the oldest pod-pilot corporation loyal to the Amarr Empire, having been founded early in YC105 (May 2003). Throughout this time it has only accepted Amarr citizens into its ranks and has only flown ships based upon Amarr hulls in combat. It has a long list of achievements throughout the last 18 years, all in service to Amarr.
After 15 years of service and many adventures in service of Amarr, the Empress Catiz I made the following decree:
“Her Most Sublime and Imperial Majesty Catiz I, in recognition of 15 years of loyal service to Holy Amarr and four Emperors, is pleased to order that the Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris be accorded the status of a Chapter of the Sacred Throne Order with all the rights and privileges thereof. Capsuleers of the Excubitoris Chapter may use the style of Paladin Ordinary of the Sacred Throne Order. Capsuleers of the Excubitoris Admiralty ranks, active and retired, may use the style and dignity of Paladin Commander of the Sacred Throne Order. The loyal officers of the Excubitoris may elect one of their number as Chapter Master. So ordered in the Privy Council of Her Imperial Majesty Catiz I.”
The Chapter’s Future
The creation of the Excubitoris Chapter changed the nature of PIE inc. from a paramilitary organization with a naval structure to an official military order made up of paladins sworn to uphold the throne. As befits their exalted status, the Paladins of the Excubitoris Chapter have a great deal of autonomy. They are expected to work tirelessly to aid Amarr and the Throne, but the order does not proscribe a particular path to accomplishing this. A new Paladin is expected to act with the utmost honor and commitment and to serve as a paragon of virtue and a shining example of everything that Amarr should aspire to. You could be a part of this future if:
- You are of Amarr background and have always maintained good standing with the Empire.
- You are willing to commit to flying Amarr ships.
- You are able to operate in a near permanent state of war with groups opposed to the Amarr Empire.
- You are willing to work to support other PIE members and to prioritise supporting the Empire and Empress.
- You are willing to act at all times with the decorum expected of a Paladin of Amarr.
- You will prioritise helping Amarr in all of your in space choices.
For an idea of how the Chapter views the threats facing Amarr, see this briefing.
If you are interested in potentially joining PIE, join our channel “Sacred Throne” in game and our discord server). Then look on our discord server in the channel #public-documents and read the document “excubitoris_chapter_recruitment_material.pdf.” This will outline our recruitment policy, rules, and the process to follow for the application.
Out of Character Note
Now, as should be obvious from the above, PIE is a roleplay corporation that uses in-universe motivation to drive our decisions about how to play EVE. We use the background of EVE as motivation to tell stories, both in game with spaceships and in text about the characters and universe. This can seem quite the barrier to people unused to roleplay, but we are not expecting you to be an experienced roleplayer from day one. Rather, we expect that you will be willing to try. We can help you learn the lore and will be forgiving to new player mistakes…
We also are friendly to players who are new to EVE. There is no minimum SP requirement for PIE and we do not expect that you know anything about the game. Our members have literal decades of EVE experience between them and are happy to help new players learn the game. EVE is a difficult game and there is no shame in not knowing aspects of it, no matter how long you have been playing. There is also no mandatory level of activity required.
While the characters we play may not be good people, we want our OOC community to be inclusive and friendly. We expect members to cultivate a spirit of camaraderie OOC. EVE is a game and everyone is here because they choose to spend their time in game with each other. As such, having fun with other members of the corp is the single most important OOC goal that we can have. Try to be non-judgmental towards other PIE members and work to make PIE a fun environment for everyone.