About the EPSA

The Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army - Getting Started

The Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army (more commonly known as the EPSA), is the East Pacific’s Regional Army. We are an unaligned military, which means we do both raiding and defending, liberating regions and also raiding them to demonstrate our military might :D! Here you can learn more about the EPSA, and also ask questions in the thread if you have any!

Hold on, what’s this Raiding/Defending Stuff Anyway?

Twice a day, every single region is listed in an order and then “updates” in an “update”, which means the person with the most endorsements in that region becomes the World Assembly Delegate. This mecahnism allows militaries to overtake regions by using soldiers as nations who endorse other nations to invade regions and liberate regions from invaders. Usually, we do more than one defence or invasion every day (usually around 20 every update), however on some updates we might do large defences or invasions of regions, with around 30 people attending.

Do I need any experience to start my military career?

Nope, none at all! We have highly experienced commanders who will train you in how to invade and liberate well, so we take anyone and anyone can be a help - every soldier counts, even if you can’t make every update or aren’t available every day! No matter your capacity, every person helps in our mission to make the EPSA and The East Pacific the strongest military power in nationstates.

Okay, this all sounds fun, but how do I apply?

Applications are really simple! To apply you only need to follow three steps:

  1. Join the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army’s Discord Server here. Discord is a necessity to join the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army for now.
  2. Fill in the application thread here!. Once you’ve done this, a commander will review your application and get back to you soon.

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!

Rank Badge Rank Name Requirements for Promotion
Pawn Badge.png (7.95KiB) Pawn 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.
Lance Badge.png (8.48KiB) Lance Soldiers must: Have received tagging and detagging training; Understand tagging and detagging, as well as update basics; Participated in five successful tag runs, successfully pointing for 10 regions.
Knight Badge.png (8.7KiB) Knight Soldiers must: Have received chasing training; Understand chasing; Participated in at least five successful defenses while chasing.
Silver General Badge.png (10.31KiB) Silver General Soldiers must: Have received trigger training; Understand triggering; Have triggered five updates with a 33% hit rate on one update.
Gold General Badge.png (9.41KiB) Gold General Soldiers must: Demonstrate security and understanding of various liberation and raiding techniques; Have lead at least one update; Have lead at least one training raid; Have proven to be organisationally capable and approachable, regularly answering questions.
Bishop Badge.png (8.21KiB) Bishop Senior Command rank, soldiers are promoted based on expertise and eagerness.

Fun fact: The EPSA ranks are based on the game shogi! The delegate is referred to as the monarch, and the OO as the flying chariot.

Soldiers are usually promoted when they reach the promotion zone and have completed everything they need to complete to be promoted.