Ranking Structure

Lord Admiral

The commanding officer of the Highguard navy. Answers to the Ranger Lord/Lady of the Highguard. This rank is presently held by Binor Dungalion.

First Mate

The second-in-command of any vessel of the Highguard fleet. Supports the captain in all duties. Focuses on maintaining good order and discipline within the crew, as well as personally ensuring the captain’s orders are carried out.

A member of the wardroom (ship’s officer corps). Supports the captain and first mate and carries out their orders. When needed, takes direct charge over a crewmember or group of crewmembers to carry out a specific task onboard.

Lieutenant

Petty Officer

The highest ranking enlisted crewmember. This rank is earned only by experienced members of the Highguard who have proven their discipline and seaworthiness over a long time. Supports the officers and carries out their orders, as well as ensuring the lower enlisted ranks do the same.

A senior member of the crew. Has learned extensively the seafaring art, and is skilled at accomplishing all tasks required onboard: to include maintenance, navigation, and combat. Answers to all superior ranks, and assists lower ranks in their training.

Gunner's Mate

Boatswain's Mate

A junior member of the crew. Has proven capable of learning the vital parts of manning a ship at sea: to include maintenance and navigation. In training to master combat. Answers to all superior ranks, and assists sailors and deckhands in their training.

Sailor

A junior member of the crew. Has proven capable of performing basic maintenance and repairs while onboard. In training to learn combat and master navigation. Answers to all superior ranks, and assists deckhands in their training.

Deckhand

The most junior member of the crew. Deckhands are fresh recruits to the Highguard fleet, and can be assumed to hold no prior seafaring knowledge. In training to learn maintenance, navigation, and combat. Answers to all superior ranks.