Celestia Free Company Charter

The Seven Heavens of Absolute Lawful Good

We are a casual Free Company on the Hyperion server that caters to all player types.

Celestia has been around since the dawn of FFXI. It was a high end raid linkshell then and has always catered to all players in the game. Be it hardcore or social players. We keep that notion alive today with Celestia, breathing new life into the soul of the Free Company in FFXIV.

Below you will find the ranks and expectations of our Free Company

Standard Ranks

Recruit

  • Brand new member. Trial period last for 14 days allowing players to decide if this is the right FC for them.
  • Get to know members and officers of the FC
  • Can donate items, gil, shards/crystals/clusters.

Soldier

  • Someone who has passed the 14 day trial period and has decided to stay in the FC.
  • Has access to Tab1 in Company Chest, and may deposit items/gil/crystals into all tabs of the Chest as well.
  • Can buy items from Tab 2 as well as shards/crystals/clusters, for a 15% discount off current market board prices
  • Keep leadership apprised of situations so they can be handled and addressed in a timely fashion

Knight

  • Someone who has been in the Free Company for at least 6 months
  • Has full access to Tab 1 of Company Chest and may deposit items/gil/crystals into all tabs as well
  • Can buy items from Tab 2 as well as shards/crystals/clusters, for a 15% discount off current market board prices.

Archduke

  • Someone who has been in the Free Company for at least 1 year
  • Can act as a mentor to newer members
  • Has full access to Tab 1 of Company Chest and may deposit items/gil/crystals into all tabs as well
  • Can buy items from Tab 2 as well as shards/crystals/clusters, for a 20% discount off current market board prices.
  • Can invite players to FC (Inform an Officer when you invite someone)
  • Automatically put on 100 day Do Not Kick list
  • If dismissed for inactivity, has 30 days to return and get their rank back

Chancellor

  • Seek out and invite new people to the Free Company.
  • Ensure that new members are informed about the Free Company Charter, Facebook Page, and Discord.
  • Handle Applications

Magistrate

  • First tier Officer Rank
  • Oversees / Runs Free Company Events
  • Mediates Disputes
  • Has full access to Tab 1, 2, 3 & Crystals in the Company Chest, and may deposit items/gil/crystals into all tabs of the Chest. But may not withdraw gil.
  • Can buy items from Tab 2 as well as shards/crystals/clusters, for a 25% discount off current market board prices.
  • Will sit in on officer meetings to voice their opinions about the topics at hand.
  • Can invite players to FC and accept applications.
  • Can execute Company Actions (per the website schedule)
  • ***Discord is a requirement to be an Officer***

King’s Hands

  • Oversees Magistrates
  • Authorized to make immediate decisions. Speaks as the authority of the King/Queen when they are not present.
  • Has full access to Tab 1, 2, 3 & Crystals in the Company Chest, and may deposit items/gil/crystals into all tabs of the Chest. But may not withdraw gil.
  • Can buy items from Tab 2 as well as shards/crystals/clusters, for a 25% discount off current market board prices.
  • Mediates disputes
  • Can execute/dismiss Company Actions
  • Can promote & dismiss players
  • On FC Council and has voting rights regarding decisions on rules, FC changes and punishments
  • Can invite players to FC and accept applications.

King/Queen (Blessed Darkangel & Scura Darkangel)

  • Leaders of the Free Company
  • Oversees all Ranks
  • Mediates Disputes
  • Oversees day to day operations of the Free Company
  • Has full access to Company Chest and can withdraw gil
  • Makes final decisions on any rules, changes and punishments and has vetoing authority over decisions made by Magistrates and Kings Hands, but
  • requires 100% agreement (both Scura and Blessed have to be in agreement for the veto)
  • Can invite players to FC and accept applications

Special Ranks

Baron

  • Someone who has donated a 1 Million gil to the Free Company or $25 to FC PayPal and has shown a decided investment in the Free Company’s efforts.
  • A Baron is a member requested rank with the same permissions as Soldier
  • The Baron rank is merely a way to acknowledge a member’s investment in Celestia.

ALT

  • Alternate characters of members in the FC.
  • Shares same abilities as Soldier Rank

Marquess

  • Honorary Rank. Has done something incredibly outstanding for the FC.
  • Can buy items from Tab 2 as well as shards/crystals/clusters, for a 20% discount off current market board prices.
  • No leadership responsibilities.

Company Chest Rules

  • All Soldiers and above have access to Tab 1. Place items into Tab 1 that are freely available to any member within the free company to do with as they please. They may also deposit crystals, gil, and items.
  • Magistrates and above have access to Tabs 1, 2, 3 and crystals.
  • Tab 3 is for items used for FC events/ships etc.
  • Only the King and Queen can remove gil from the Company Chest.
  • Any items, shards, crystals or clusters in Company Chest may not be taken out or purchased unless authorized (by Magistrate or higher).
  • Purchasing:
    • Knight and Soldier Ranks may purchase items from Tab 2 or Shards/Crystals/Cluster for a 15% discount off of current market board prices.
    • Archdukes may purchase items at a 20% discount off current market board prices
    • Magistrate and above may purchase at a 25% discount off current market board prices
  • Authorizations:
    • Making items to sell for FC funds
    • Making food for FC
  • All Gil, Shards/Crystals/Clusters placed in the FC chest are donated to the FC and do not entitle the donor to any special benefits, like the right to take other items for personal use.
  • If any shards/crystals/clusters have been taken out without authorization and have not been reimbursed or paid for within 24 hours, the player will be issued a warning and up for demotion/removal from the FC, depending on the severity.

Company Website

  • When signing up on the website, make sure to use your Character name as your username. If you sign up with a different name, your request will be denied and you will be asked to sign up again.
  • All scheduled events, relevant information, and organization for statics will be handled on the website
  • Sign-up sheets for raids and primals for weekly runs
  • Use the Website Calendar to sign up for specific runs to get priority on invites for weekly events
  • Lots of reference material on here, everything from gathering times, to moon phase
  • Company action schedule
  • Officer List
  • Current news and breakdowns of events i.e what we did, and who got what

Company Event Loot Drops

  • When doing any FC events such as Primals, Raids, Treasure Hunts, Dungeons, etc; Leader of the group, please discuss your loot rules with your entire party, prior to starting the run. If no rules were discussed, that means the loot is considered free lot. (Need/Greed).

Company Events/Runs

  • Check the calender on the website to see what time/day scheduled events are.

General Conduct

  • Be prepared when attending events :
    • Have your gear repaired, bring food (if applicable, i.e you need a win or progression runs for the entire group.)
    • If you don’t have experience, at least watch a video ( primals & raids ) and tell your party leader, don’t be afraid to ask for more info.
      • This is due to the complexity of certain fights, and we won’t expect you to watch a video and be a pro at the fight, it’ll just help you understand your leader’s explanations better.
    • Treat others as you want to be treated. Be courteous. Joking around is ok, but be cognizant of offending others.
    • When attempting high level, high difficulty content, be courteous to the players you’re with. If you’re experiencing a high level of latency that day, please let everyone know and be graceful about it.
    • Do not show up to content undergeared unless the people organizing the content specifically did so with the intention that you being undergeared is acceptable. (Don’t show up to Primals/Raids/etc with minimum ilvl equipment if you’re needed to contribute your all to clear the content.)
      • It is perfectly acceptable for relic runs where the other members are intending to carry an undergeared player through the content or for other content like 24 man raids, to enter as such as its expected. The issue mostly lies in progression content, if you’re trying to do something as progression, you should always bring your A-Game and if you don’t have an A-Game, you should practice until you do.
      • Be mindfull and courteous to ALL players on the game. When you wear the CEL tag you are representing every single one of us. Be helpfull, be constructive. If you find yourself in a bad situation LEAVE IT, Or tell an officer and we will help you to the best of our ability. Offer the same courtesy that you would offer our own members outside of the FC.

Third Party Parsing Applications

  • Celestia understand the desire and use of third party parsing applications (ffxivapp and ACT), especially in end game progression content and how it can be useful. We do not condone using any application to harass or belittle other players, in or out of the FC. Any application that interacts with the game to provide automated actions (such as a FATE grinding bot, fishing bot, crafting bot, position hacks, speed hacks, etc) is strictly forbidden. Anyone suspected of using a 3rd party application will be investigated and if the investigation results in a confirmation of the original assessment, they will be removed from the FC without further warning.

FC Chat

  • Always be courteous to others.
  • Be cognizant of other people’s feelings and opinions
  • Discussions about race, sex, gender, religion or politics need to stay out of FC chat. There are so many different opinions/beliefs and even though we want people to express themselves, these topics tend to cause arguments and unrest.
  • Any argumentative conversation must be taken to tells immediately. Failure to do so will result in a Warning/Dismissal from FC.
  • No promoting of selling personal out of game items

Promotions

  • All Promotions to any rank above Archduke, must be approved by a supermajority vote by the FC Council.
  • Recruit to Soldier
    • Be in the FC for two weeks (14 days).
    • agree to the charter
  • Recruit/Soldier/Knight to Baron
    • Donate a 1 million gil to FC or $25 to FC PayPal
    • Players are not required to have this rank to move up
  • Soldier to Knight
    • Being loyal to the Free Company by staying with us for 6 months
  • Knight to Archduke
    • Being loyal to the Free Company by staying with us for 1 year
    • Gets 20% off items in selling tab of FC Chest
    • Automatically put on the Do Not Kick List for up to 100 days of inactivity
  • Magistrate
    • Chosen by King and Queen
  • Magistrate to King’s Hand
    • Has proven a strong moral grounding and has proven trustworthy to all Magistrates and the King and Queen
    • There needs to be a vacant position
    • Only 2 officers will have this rank

Demotions

  • Any player may be demoted if a simple majority feels that player isn’t fulfilling the requirements of the duty. It is not a slight against the player, its just that they may no longer be a good fit for the position due to real life issues or changes in the structure of the free company.
  • Any person who is demoted can be eligible for promotion again should the FC Council feel the reason they were demoted is no longer viable.
  • If any member has been inactive for 30 days and did not notify Scura, Blessed or any officers prior, they will be dismissed from the FC. However, if prior notice was given, you will be put on a Do Not Kick list for up to a maximum of 100 days. If you do not log in by the time you reach 100 days, you will be dismissed from the FC.
  • Archdukes will automatically be placed on the Do Not Kick List for up to a maximum of 100 days.
  • If dismissed for inactivity, Archdukes will have 30 days to re-join the FC and get their rank back. If the 30 days has expired, they must start at Recruit status.

Demotion of a Magistrate/Kings Hand

  • Failure to adhere to the guidelines and values of the Free Company
  • Engaging in actions that give the appearance of impropriety
  • Magistrates and Kings Hands should have a good reason for the things they do, that reason should be fair to the members and not take advantage of their situation or the FC
  • Sharing private officer information to non officer members. (this is in place due to members requesting anonymity when voicing a complaint)
  • Not informing the King and Queen of discussions regarding issues in the FC

Punishments

  • Punishments will be at the discretion of the officer/s overseeing the case and must be fitting to the violation. A warning will be issued, and based on the severity may include immediate removal from the FC.
  • Any issue that requires removal from the FC, will be brought to the immediate attention of Blessed/Scura to be dealt with promptly. (Even if they are offline)

Questions/Concerns/Comments/Complaints

  • If you have an issue that needs to be addressed, please get in touch with Blessed, Scura or any of the King’s Hands or Magistrates. If none of them are available, send them a private message on the website or the Facebook.
  • If you are having concerns regarding any of the Officers, please get in touch with Blessed or Scura.