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Your character has standing, credentials, authority or respect within an organization, group, company or social body. He might have an official position or title, or might simply be revered and honored within the group and therefore accorded a degree of authority. Your character might be a company vice president, a police sergeant or lieutenant, an army corporal or a nurse at a hospital. Or he could be a lowly member of the group whom everyone likes or who has won some acclaim and is allowed more standing than he is officially entitled.


A listing of the active characters and their Status Merits can be found on the forums.


Each acquisition of this Merit is dedicated to one type of authority, whether in an organization, society or circle. Examples include police, City Hall, criminals, unions, banks, a university faculty and hospital staff. In order to have authority in more than one venue, you need to purchase this Merit multiple times, each trait with its own dots. Thus, your character might have Status (Emergency Services) ●●, Status (Criminals) ●●● and Status (City Hall) ●, each acquired separately at character creation or during play. You would need to explain how he reconciles all this authority in the setting. The aforementioned character might be a dirty police sergeant who has paid his dues in civil elections and gained some recognition among city officials.

Status represents the privileges and liberties that your character is authorized to take within the confines and definitions of his group. Increasing dots reflect increasing clout. A cop with Status 1 can enter the suspect lockup and interrogation rooms, while a cop with Status 4 can enter the evidence locker without supervision or get involved in a crimescene investigation without specifically being called in.


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Status As Accreditation

Status should be taken to represent higher learning or professional certifications. Examples:

Status As Influence

Status can be taken in any of the Spheres of Influence, or subsets thereof.

This is a site-wide House Rule The EoD game only uses Status pertaining to the local (municipal/city) level; federal and military Status are unavailable to avoid conflicts of jurisdiction.



Status As Licenses

Status should be taken to represent licenses. Examples:


Status As Rank

“Status” is an out-of-character game term. It quantifies perceptions that exist in character, but no Kindred would describe herself (or anyone else) as having “Status 2,” and players should avoid using such terms as much as possible. The terms below can be woven into in-character conversation seamlessly and can even be used in out-of-character conversations between players to remain in the habit. These words are generally capitalized so that their system implications are clear. The phrases in quotations are other ways to convey the same information.

If a person does not hold a position, they should not rise above 1 unless they are just the unquestioned awesomeness of society, and simply haven't gotten a position yet, or have declined one. Remember: If you're giving out higher Status than is appropriate, it will reflect poorly on you.

Rankings

For Example: For declaring Status, one would state that “William Scott is Acknowledged by Clan Gangrel,” “Dillon Radley is Respected in the domain of London,” and “In the eyes of the Invictus, none is more Admired than Joshua Musgrove himself.”

Vampire

This is a Vampire House Rule Status will be handled using the Minds Eye Theatre The Requiem (LARP) rules. The Prince and/or Prince's Harpy may raise or lower (strip) Status. Public opinion polls will be used to calculate Domain Status rather than being purchased with XP


Details on how Status is polled can be found on the Discussion page.

Domain Status

Sins Against the City
  • •••••: Speaking ill of the city or its leadership in public
  • ••••: Failing to attend regular gatherings of the local undead; actively disrupting a gathering of the local Kindred
  • •••: Hindering a local industry or resource; killing a local mortal in a suspicious manner without good cause; a Prince and Harpy exchanging City Status awards with one another more than once a year
  • ••: Accidental public violations of the Traditions; deliberate private violations of the Traditions; murdering prominent local mortals without dire need; actively disobeying city elders
  • : Deliberate public violations of the Traditions; wanton slaying of mortals or destruction of property; betraying resident Kindred to outsiders (Lupines, foreign vampires)
Praiseworthy Deeds
  • •••••: Significantly expanding the city’s overall power, resources or reputation; assuming a position of leadership in the city
  • ••••: Expanding the city’s overall power, resources or reputation in a minor way; removing a signifi cant obstacle or threat to local Kindred
  • •••: Devising and implementing plans that further the goals of city elders; carrying out specific plans beyond the norm on behalf of city elders
  • ••: Actively promoting loyalty to the city’s elders; obeying the edicts of all city elders
  • : Defending the city against outside threats; regularly attending local Kindred functions (without being disruptive)

Mage

This is a Mage House Rule Status will be handled using the Minds Eye Theatre The Requiem (LARP) rules. Officers of the Consilium may raise or lower (strip) Status per MET p.126. Public opinion polls will be used to calculate Consilium Status rather than being purchased with XP


Details on how Status is polled can be found on the Discussion page.

Consilium Status

Consilium Status represents a responsibility and acknowledgement in the affairs of the Consilium of the region.

  • • “Rising star”; Liegeman (or –woman)
  • •• “Accomplished individual”; Sentinel or Herald
  • ••• “Much deserved reputation”; Provost
  • •••• “Example to the Wise”; Councilor
  • ••••• “Benefactor of the Awakened”; Hierarch

Order Status

The Order Status Merit represents rank, achievement and responsibility in a magical order, and is determined by how the character helps to fulfill or accomplish the order’s goals. It is not enough merely to be a powerful or exemplary individual of the order’s ideals — the order considers what its members have done to benefit its cause and combat its rivals before elevating members’ standing.

  • • The character is an acknowledged member of the order in full standing.
  • •• The character is recognized as a valuable member of the order or perhaps by a particular subsection of the order.
  • ••• The character is valued by many of the order in the region, and nearly every member recognizes her.
  • •••• The character is respected throughout the order, and a few mages outside the order may know her immediately as a member of her order.
  • ••••• The character’s deeds are admired to all in the order, perhaps even in nearby regions. Many members of other orders recognize her face.


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Character TypeAll  +
Merit Dots1  +, 2  +, 3  +, 4  +, and 5  +
Merit TypeSocial  +
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ParentWorld of Darkness Sourcebook  +, and Status  +
PermissionAllowed  +, and House Ruled  +
SourceWorld of Darkness Sourcebook  +
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