Once upon a time, in the backstreets of the Rhodok city of Yalen, a young hobo was rummaging around for a scrap of some moldy bread from Glunmar, or perhaps a forsaken hunk of Dumarian cheese. As he scavenged around, he happened to trip and fall into a pile of HOBOTRASH, and LO, he stumbled out with his HOBORAGS askew and a discarded Rhodok full helm placed on his head. LITTLE DID HE KNOW THAT IN THAT MOMENT HE HAD ACHIEVED HOBOGLORY, for he had been deemed by the HOBOFATES to become a HOBOKNIGHT, a warrior of vagabond justice!!!
In the HOBOFORTNIGHTS since that long-welcomed and oft-remembered day, THE FIRST HOBOKNIGHT mustered a mighty gathering of HOBOKNIGHTS to do HOBOBATTLE against those who would dare stand against them. They lived by a simple HOBOCODE:
1. YE SHALL DON THE HOBORAGS WHEN YE ARE A RHODOK SPEARMAN, IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THY HOBOSTRENGTH.
1a. A HOBOFULL HELM IS SUGGESTED BUT NOT MANDATORY, FOR IT DOTH CAUSE A LIGHTENING OF ONE'S HOBOGOLD POUCH.
2. YE SHALL RAISE THY HOBOSPEAR OR ANY OTHER WEAPON IN THE AIR WHEN CROSSING FLUVIAL SYSTEMS SUCH AS RIVERS AND STREAMS, LEST THY HOBOWEAPON BECOME SOAKED (note: read SOAK-ED with two syllables here) AND THUSLY RUINED. RESPECT THY HOBOSPEAR.
3. YE SHALL EXHIBIT THE DIGNITY OF THE HOBOKNIGHTS OF OLD BY NOT BEING A DICK.
4. YE SHALL BE AFFECTED BY THY HOBOSTRENGTH IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT WILL BURST FORTH FROM THY HOBOTYPING IN THE FORM OF ALL CAPS. BE NOT AFRAID, FOR IT IS ONLY GOOD AND RIGHT. BUT TRY TO KEEP THY HOBO-ALLCAPS IN MODERATION (no spamming) WHILST IN THE HOBOSERVERS, LEST THE CAPS LOCK HOBODEMON AWAKEN AND DEVOUR ALL OF CALRADIA.
In following this HOBOCODE the HOBOKNIGHTS shall fight victoriously against incredible HOBOODDS, and protect the HOBOWEAK from malcontents.
Are you overcome by wonder and envy at the glory of the HOBOKNIGHTS? Do you wish to be among their number? Join them in the nK Vent and in-game, so that they may peer into your very HOBOSOUL. After a period of time, if the HOBOGODS find ye worthy, you shall triumph in acceptance to the HOBOKNIGHTS! Zounds!!!
Behold the new HOBOLIST, an amalgamation of different military ranking systems so patchwork that it would 1) make a medieval historian shudder, and 2) be the perfect system for the HOBOKNIGHTS and their ragged, patchwork armor. Note that custom titles have been removed, and will no longer be allowed. No more HOBOZERKS, HOBOSPAMMERS, etc. In fact, everyone's title has changed. However, there will be no shift to using tags (HK, etc) as I think it's kinda lame. So here it is:The Hoboduke
That's me. Not much explanation required here, methinks.The 12 Peerless Hoboknights, better known as the Hobopaladins
Scipio--and in addition, Hoboseneschal of the Hoboknights
Nate--and in addition, Hobomarshal of the Hoboknights
Wild Bill Kelso
These are the elite of the HOBOKNIGHTS. Now, you may be thinking, "Gabeed, the title says 12 Hobopaladins, and yet there are significantly less posted!! Your new ranking system is a sham, you ripped off Charlemagne, and you, sir, are terrible at arithmetic despite your years in school!" It should be emphasized that it is very difficult to become a Hobopaladin, and a person will only achieve such status sparingly.
Hobopaladins can recruit (and those recruited become the aptly-named Hoborecruits), and can pick a single Hobosquire if they find someone (anyone, whether they be a Hoborecruit or Hobosergeant) they think is of potential Hobopaladin stock . . .with permission from me, of course.HobosquiresHobocaptains
Sarejo (Martyr Diesalot)
This rank defines people who are not captains, and are in between the rank of Hoboknight and Hobosergeant. They are of possible Hoboknight material, and their duties are . . well . . .currently, to be at arms, I guess.Hobosergeants
Tiberius Decimus Maximus
The Hobosergeants are the rank-and-file of the HOBOKNIGHTS. 2 Hobocaptains will lead them, but at this point I have not assigned any. Hobocaptains will be able to recruit Hoborecruits, while Hobosergeants will not be able to. A couple of the people posted here were very close to getting the boot (and will be watched closely). Others I just don't know well enough, or don't see enough, to promote to Hobopaladin status. Hoborecruits
The newbies. After a certain period of time, Hoborecruits may be found worthy and given the status of Hobosergeant. Those found especially worthy may become Hobosquires.Other info
If you aren't on this list, either I have respectfully kicked you, or you are on so sparingly that I almost never see you.
Practices will be led and made by a Hobopaladin or Hobocaptain, and it would behoove you to follow the orders of those superior to the rank--or else, the HOBOTRASH heap for you.
-The Swiss Family Robinson
-The Caps Lock Hobodemon
Gabeed, HOBODUKE of the HOBOKNIGHTS.
The HOBOWEBSITE: www.hoboknights.guildomatic.com
The HOBOKNIGHTS loiter in the nK Vent
PS: Props to HOBOKNIGHT Wild Bill Kelso, who found a HOBOSONG from a long-lost time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PINxfouNQFw