Well, let's be honest. Were not going to lay it out like others do, Were not going to tell you why you should join. Were gonna tell you why we need YOU to join. First off we need members, to allow us to face off against the biggest and most well known groups out there. We need people willing to bravely take on the greatest challenges and push not only our group forward, but the game forward as well.
- Expand and broaden our horizon to find the greatest players and people to expand the fleet.
- Participate in multi-fleet competitions, such as Race Of Legends.
- Become a full member of The Pirate Council.
- Associate and collaborate with other communities.
- Organize our own event for other groups to compete in.
How can people join?
We will invite almost anyone who posts their information below.
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This is coming from me, I'm not the leader of the Sovereign Guard, that honor belongs to @BansheeSquads all I am is a longstanding member and staff. When I joined the Sovereign Guard I joined to have another way to connect with people, That changed after a while, when my reason for being in the fleet was building it up and watching the people in it thrive, I hope that by joining the sovereign guard you can feel the same.
If you're interested, this is our story.
The Sovereign Guard had reigned and even left a legacy before the Sea of Thieves. Along with many of the hundreds of trading companies, the Sovereign Guard held one of its own. Our job was to escort merchant vessels in and out of dangerous locations. Each contract held a different challenge. From Muaraders to Merchants, the Sovereign Guard protected those who needed it. Though along such a path even our rivals held our name to a high esteem. In a coastal town, St. Chadwick, our fleet made rest after a particularly difficult contract. The initial plan was to resupply and rest up after sailing across vividly hasty waters. Each and every one of us were fatigued from the journey. A crew from the fleet along with myself took haste upon the local tavern belonging to the Wraithwaietes family. While we spilled tails with our grog, Captain Notyad, our current standing Leader, was in a conference with the Wraithwaietes family themselves. Though none of my concern, I simply waited for direction as his first mate. Sitting near the bar I kept an eye on the far table, the one held for the conference. Cpt. Notyad along with what I believed to be the head of the Wraithwaietes family, had papers and maps laid all around the table. Notyad looked particularly stressed by what he was seeing. He knew however, that I was watching, glancing over we locked eyes. With a simple knod, I knew things should be alright. Taking a final swig from my tankard I was called over to the table. Standing up and pushing the bench further into the bar, I slowly walked over, dodging celebrating hands. As I approached the table the Wraithwaietes leader shook Cpt. Notyad hand and quickly left the tavern. I took the seat across from him. Notyad, not yet looking up from the ground. I signaled that my attention was on him. Finally after another minute he had gained what I thought could be some clarity on the matter, he looked into me. It was that moment, I knew exactly where we were to be going the next time our sail was to hold the wind. With not yet a word spoken I gave a look of protest, though I understood why we needed to go as much as those we were escorting.
“Who are we escorting this time, and may I ask why to that location?” I asked with discontent.
“I feel we need a new start, and frankly I believe it to be our last chance to truly escape our more recent past along with those involved.” He responded with certainty.
Our conversation that followed was brief but indeed needed. I worked my way back to the fleet, passing by the shops and trading posts. Upon the dock I took a second to take in all that was present. The odd stench of fish along with a beautiful sunset and horizon. Feeling the air through my hair and feeling the wooden planks through my boots. I walked down and to my own vessel. Grabbing onto the ropes, I hoisted myself onto the main deck and greeted the others who served on the ship. I took my time up to the quarter deck. I held the helm with a sense of pride and looked over the fleet of seven other vessels, we truly were the Sovereign Guard. Despite my own foolish pride I still left myself fatigued. Locking myself in the captain's quarters, I took off my clothing and took to my bed. With no time passing at all, I felt myself drifting into a deep haze of dreams. With what felt like no time at all, I soon began to feel heat underneath my bed. Cannon fire could almost be heard all around me, consuming everything with raging battle. Quickly I sprang up in a sweat, only to realize I was just hearing the knocking on my door.
After putting on my trousers and uniform, I exited the captain’s quarters and was soon bombarded with questions.
“Where are we goin” “Who is it that we are escorting?” “Does this truly require the entire fleet?” “This is gonna pay well yea?” “Where’s the food?”
I took a large sigh and prepared myself to lie to some of my best men “Alright! All will be explained soon after we leave port! We have a duty to escort the Wraithwaietes family to an undisclosed location. For now put your trust in the captains of your vessels and our leader. A long day and journey is before us!”
The crews of each ship responded with a good, hooray! Despite my relief to the crews, rumors continued to pass ship by ship about the true intentions of Captain Notyad. As to no surprise many believed it would be him who gave the word our to them, rather than myself. My primary concern was how they would deal with the problem once they saw where we were truly going. My ideals pondered around me as Notyad stayed in the captain's quarters of his vessel. Now only open waters were around us.
With only a few days of time passing from when we had left, the shroud was becoming visible, and so was the feel of deceit, and frustration from the crews. With lack of communication and growing panic about the shroud, the overall combined fleet from both the Sovereign Guard and the Wraithwaietes, all twelve ships were forced to a halt.
With the pressure growing, Notyad revealed himself and walked up to the quarter deck. Holding the ropes of the mizzen topgallant sail, he cleared his throat and made himself known. “Yes… It is true. Our contract requires us to enter the Devil's Shroud itself. My own doubts prevented me from telling the truth. I ask you now to continue this path, we are already too close to turn back. WE must continue, as we are… The Sovereign Guard. Do we not have a job to do? If you wish to leave, board a single ship and turn back, but never let me see you again. So who is with me!?”
“I’ll stay” “Yea me too” “I have nothing else” The same thoughts echoed around the fleet. With nerves still high, the breath of courage filled each and everyone of us, and we plunged headfirst into the shroud’s cavernous opening.
The further we travelled into the mouth of the Shroud the more engulfed we became. With our entrance sealed, and our fate on the line, we pushed forward into the depths. We were astonished to see all those who had not made it through. On both sides of the opening, there were wrecks of those who had their tale ended. With the occasional gust of shroud over the formation, there was a clear stinging, a heaviness in the throat. The silence among the crews, the eariness of our setting was unmistakable.
With great joy I looked over at the flag ship, our very own captain who stood proud looking forward through the formation. He withdrew his sword and pointed it forward. “Now forward! Into the shroud and to the Sea of Thieves! This is our…” cutting him off as a crack sounded through the air.
The joy was ripped out from my heart as I saw Notyads body turn limp and fall to the ground. Letting go of the wheel I turned to look around to identify where the shot came from. With little time the entire formation began to struggle as battle filled the scene. With our crews mixed, a battle over control took over. Dodging back, I drew my cutlass and met with our enemy whom we stood by the entire time. Knocking the sailor back I quickly lunged the sword into the mans low torso. Regaining my footing, I was determined to retrieve Notyad from the flagship that was no longer in our control.
“Get closer to the flagship! Notyad may still be alive! Sovereign Guard fight for what’s yours. Do not yield to this betrayal.” I shouted out in fury.
Leaving the helm to another crewmate, I prepared myself with a full pouch of ammo and my cutlass at the ready. “Go in for a ram!”
Upon impact almost everyone on either vessel was knocked onto the deck. After finding my footing, I jumped overboard onto the flagship receiving a wound to my left arm due to shrapnel in the air. Cannons began to lob around and over the fleet, now split over control. Looking forward I searched for Notyad as he was my priority. The ship lurched around as cannon fire rained down upon it and everyone on board. I ran up to the quarter deck as my boarding party held the foes on the main deck. Finding the Captain still lying where he fell, I lifted him onto me and attempted to find signs of life.
“Captain! Cmon man this isn’t your time yet. You need to wake up, and fight along with your crew. We are still here and are ready for your orders.” with little luck I began to steadily shake the limp body in my arms. “Captain, what are your orders… what are your…”
“Notyad gave a grumbling sound of agony and came to it. Breathing heavily he looked into my eyes. I knew he was weak and clearly lacking internal fluids. “Give me some Cover to get him back to our ship!”
“Banshee we can’t hold the course! We are gonna get pushed into the shroud! I looked around in panic in response. “There’s gunpowerder!!!!!!!”
With a quick bright flash of flames all I knew in that moment was blown away. I felt Notyad come loose from my grip as we hit the water. Shrapnel flew in all directions as ships all over were thrown about, sunk or driven into the shroud. I swam hard upward to see what was left of the battlefield. There were only a fraction of the ships we had before still remaining. Diving back down I retrieved Notyad and took him to the surface. Soon a friendly hand was offered. Both Notyad and I were hoisted aboard the rowboat and taken back to my vessel. In that moment of relief, I had searched for others in the water and of need of rescue.
After retrieving every friendly face we could, we sailed into the Sea of Thieves with one remaining ship. With only about twelve crew members, including Notyad and myself, we made course for what looked like an outpost. We arrived at what was told to be named, Plunder Outpost. From the great loss and tragedy, The remaining members of the Sovereign Guard felt the need to go their separate ways. With Notyad taken into refuge by Tanya, the tavern keeper. As night fell onto us we took rest in the tavern and enjoyed the luscious fruits provided to us. We got little sleep through the night. The loss of the fleet was still raw on the mind. Respectably that morning, all but myself and Notyad were gone. They took the ship but left their lasting respects.
Finding the strength in my legs, I picked myself up to see the light and sun of the morning atmosphere. I walked over to the dock to see who had come by. Interestingly enough a fellow sailor with a rather small ship approached me. He asked one simple question, one I believe helped revive our hopes. Looking for a crew? I looked back to see Tanya standing a good distance away with a smirk, almost as if it were meant to happen. The Sovereign Guard is still alive...
Special Thanks To:
@BansheeSquads Story Writing, Fleet Leader,
@neonNotyad12 Fleet Founder, Loyal Staff
@PersonalC0ffee Early member Server setup and management
Myself: Early Member, Loyal Staff, Story Assistant
This is the third revision of the Sovereign Guard Recruitment Post