GUILD NOVICES - Lusternia Online Help
8.9 GUILD NOVICES
Everyone enters the guild as a novice, which is normally selected upon first entering Lusternia. Novices will only be able to use the guild novice tell (HELP GUILDTELL). Further, once inducted, you will automatically gain a prefix and suffix appropriate for your guild, if the guild you are joining wishes its novices to gain said titles. Once entering a guild as a novice, you will remain in novicehood for 24 hours of on-line play time, after which you will automatically graduate out of novicehood. For those novices who show particular promise or complete projects assigned to them, the Guild Administrator, Secretary or Undersecretary may advance the novice, thereby reducing the time until graduation by 5 hours. Such an advancement may be awarded multiple times. Conversely, if a guild novice is deemed to be performing inadequately, their graduation can be held back in one hour increments (though never fall below 19 hours). SPECIAL: NOVICE FRESHMAN If you have _never_ graduated from novicehood in any guild, you are considered a NOVICE FRESHMAN. If you are a novice freshman and quit or are dismissed from a guild, you will automatically lose your guilds skills and be refunded approximately the number of lessons that you spent learning those guild skills. (This is to allow true newbies somewhat of an opportunity to change guilds without penalties.) Once you have graduated from novicehood from any guild, however, you will always retain your guild skills whether or not you subsequently join a different guild as a novice. You may also read what is expected of you as a novice in a particular guild by doing: HELP GUILDNOVICES <guild>.