An important thing for soldiers to realize is that the EPSA is split into three distinct branches.
The Updater Corps. is the EPSA’s active arm, regularly serving the EPSA by participating in all of the Army’s operations. Because they often serve on a regular basis, the Updater Corps. can be the most time consuming but also the most rewarding branch to serve in.
The Piler Corps. is the EPSA’s reserve arm, serving as a force to bolster the EPSA’s numbers during operations requiring large manpower forces. Soldiers in the Piler Corps. do not have to commit as much effort to the EPSA, but they still receive many benefits like specialized ranks and operation badges.
The Civilian Militia are those Citizens who have chosen to assist the EPSA in any operation in which the EPSA requests aide. These Citizens, whilst not being a part of the EPSA’s corps., remain an integral resource for the EPSA’s manpower needs. Civilian Militia members will receive specialized operation badges, but they do not hold rank in the EPSA.
Soldiers can only be a part of one branch of the EPSA. Soldiers wishing to transition from one branch to the other can do so, with the specifics of transition being handled by Command.
Like most militaries, the EPSA has various ranks of soldiers who are capable of doing various things. Most non-command ranks are achievable after training and a bit of experience. The ranks and the things you must do to get them are highlighted in the table below. If you’re new here, don’t worry about this too much - when you join the EPSA we’ll give you all the training and information you need, and you’ll climb up the ranks in no time!
Updater Corps. Ranks
These ranks are for those consistently updating with the EPSA.
||Requirements for Promotion
||Base rank, anyone who joins the EPSA starts here. Recruits will be oriented into the EPSA by their commanders, and will receive basic training as well as information about the basics of R/D, such as tagging, detagging, triggers etc.
||A rank indicating basic proficiency and willingness to serve. To achieve this rank, Soldiers must have received tagging and detagging training; Understand tagging and detagging, as well as update basics; Participated in at least three updates.
||A rank indicating a highly proficient soldier; Knights may lead operations in EPSA’s Discord and train Pawns. To achieve this rank, soldiers must have attended at least 15 updates; and successfully either triggered three updates with a 33% hit rate on one update or successfully chase in 3 seperate updates.
||Generals make up EPSA’s Command, i.e. the soldiers who help the Overseeing Officer make overarching decisions; they are expected to advise the Overseeing Officer, lead updates, train Pawns, to achieve this rank, soldiers must have led at least 3 updates, be a helpful source of information for Pawns, help train Pawns, show initiative in doing their tasks, and be selected by present Command for promotion.
||The Overseeing Officer of the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army. Appointed by the Delegate. They lead the EPSA and are the second-highest in the chain of command, after the Delegate.
Piler Corps. Ranks
Ranks for soldiers who primarily participate in longer & less regular operations like piles and sieges.
||Same rank as that in the Updater Corps. Pawns who decide to join the Piler Corps. still require basic training on switching.
|Rook, Third Class
||A soldier who has participated in at least 1 piler corps. operation.
|Rook, Second Class
||A soldier who has participated in at least 7 piler corps. operations.
|Rook, First Class
||A soldier who has participated in at least 15 piler corps. operations.
||Command position responsible for directing the Piler Corps. and assisting with gathering manpower for operations. Promoted based on initative and at Command’s discretion.
Fun fact: The EPSA ranks are based on the game shogi!
Soldiers are usually promoted when they reach the promotion zone and have completed everything they need to complete to be promoted. Command reserves the right to reject promotion or demote soldiers based on relevant circumstances.
These ranks are outside of the regular ranking structure.
|Advisor to Command
||Granted to any individual Command feels can give it advice. Advisors are expected to be present in discussions, but do not hold the powers nor duties of a General. Commonly given to recent Delegates.
||Granted to any individual who has served on Command. Said individuals have no responsibilities in Command, but have Command access to give advice when they may see fit. This is mostly an honorary position.