Values and Inner Workings
“Alone, we were lost. Together, we are found.”
The Vanguard values loyalty and bonds above all else. The pack operates on an expectation to protect and support one another during times of strife or danger. While there are no strict laws about how someone serves the pack or where someone can go, it is generally expected that wolves perform the tasks ascribed to their role and inform someone if they plan on leaving the territory for an extended period of time.
- One shall not pass judgment on their packmates for qualities they cannot control: age, gender, or appearance.
- The circumstances of one’s arrival in the Vanguard shall not influence others’ perceptions of them, as long as one does not use them as an excuse for malicious behavior.
- One shall not perform malicious or manipulative acts toward packmates or strangers in need.
- Guests are welcome into the Vanguard for as long as they require sanctuary. If a guest is shown to have overstayed their welcome, the Vanguard will proceed with either an offer to serve the Vanguard, or an escort out of the territory.
I. Chief — The Chief, while not claiming any superiority over their packmembers, is instead the wolf with the most pressing responsibility to protect and guard their packmates. The Chief will make any necessary decisions to satisfy this goal, and will ultimately determine if a wolf may join the Vanguard or must leave the territory. They will handle any concerns from packmates in an effort to provide a safe, comfortable environment, and is expected to constantly strive for the prosperity of the Twilight Vanguard.
II. Packmate — All other members of the Vanguard are simply referred to as packmates. They may bear a particular role with specific tasks that they are expected to carry out in order to serve the Vanguard and their other packmates. No packmate is superior over another, and all are expected to show respect and understanding to their fellow packmates. Examples of roles that a packmate can fulfill may be: Hunter, Warrior, Guardian, Quartermaster, Sentry, Advisor, Emissary, Medic, Teacher, etc. The Vanguard will always work to assign the most fitting role to a packmate based on their skills and preferences.
III. Protected — Packmates who are not necessarily able to protect others or serve the pack to their full ability are known as Protected. These may be pups, elders, injured wolves, or even newcomers who are under a revisionary period and have not yet been given a role. They are named so for a reason: their protection takes the highest priority above everyone else, including packmates and the Chief. While not expected to fulfill any particular role, the Protected are encouraged to assist the Vanguard if/when ever possible.