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Hello, and welcome to Caspian. We are excited to have you join our fleet/guild, and look forward to many enjoyable moments in game.

Caspian is a group of players of varying backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, race, etc.  We respect people regardless of the superfluous stuff.  This fleet has been here since beta, and we have a large volume of veteran players.  Not only do we have players that have been with STO since the beginning, but we have podcasters and reviewers just to name a few.  This fleet has had some challenges along the way, but everything we have endured has only made us stronger.  While this site and our name are devoted primarily to STO, we pay a multitude of games and enjoy trying out new MMOs.  

At Caspian, we are pretty laid back with our members, and don't have a real strict policy on in-game attendance, DPS processes, or dominating egos.  We are boisterous in our opinions, and can have very intellectual conversation at times, but we are all here to have fun and enjoy one another's company.  We try to offer our members a safe play environment where you can get help and run raids, and team missions together.

Be aware that we use the site as our primary method of communication, but we also have twitter, Facebook, and Vent.

As a member of Caspian, we have an in-game channel called "Caspian Inter Fleet" that you can join to speak with us regardless if you are Federation, Klingon, in Champions Online, or in Neverwinter.  This is a great way to keep in touch with your fellow members.  You are also encouraged to join us on Vent, even if you can't speak; we have mutes that are online with us on VENT that use TTS and the chat function.  Either way we find we all have a great time on TeamSpeak while playing the game.  Also, head over to our FORUMS on our site to post an introduction so you can meet more of our members.  You may be as elaborate or as brief as you wish, just let us know a bit about yourself and a short introduction.  Check out the Ranks page to learn more about our membership structure.

We need you to help us by offering feedback and letting us know how we can be better.

The Caspian Division is first and foremost a community, and as such the following Caspian Division Member's Handbook is designed to not be restrictive to our members freedom of expression, simply to ensure that all members feel welcome and able to contribute. Members are required to show respect to each other at all times. This handbook applies to all Caspian Division Fleet/Guild and games.

Section 1: Chain of Command

The Chain of Command is as follows:

Fleet Leader

Fleet Commander


General Membership (Member, Cadet, and Ensign)

Section 2: General Orders

Officers are those who have the rank of Fleet Commander, and Engineer. Officers exist to help all members of the fleet. As agreed to at sign-up to the fleet website, all people must have read and agreed to the Caspian Division. The Officers are responsible for taking action on anyone breaking the rules to ensure that the Fleet maintains a safe and friendly environment for all.

If you have an issue with an Officer then you should take the problem to the Fleet Leaders. If you have an issue with someone in the general membership, you may take this to any Officer or contact the Fleet Leaders. However, keep in mind that many problems can be solved by talking to the person you are having an issue with.

If a person outside of Caspian Division asks to talk to an Officer because of inappropriate conduct of a Caspian Division member, please refer them to the highest ranking Officer who is online. Persons outside of Caspian Division reporting issues should be treated with all due respect.

If you find a post offensive or distasteful, do not retaliate in the forums; notify an Officer. Remember that all members are entitled to their opinion, even if it is different from yours. Give them the respect that you would want to receive.

Section 3: Promotions within the Fleet

The Fleet Leaders and the Officers shall be in charge of all promotions, including what positions will be needed. Promotions to Officer ranks will be done on an as needed basis. When an Officer rank opens up, a post will be made in the Officer Forums and discussion will be had by the Fleet Leadership (Fleet Leaders and Officers).

Do not send private message, emails, or tells asking for a promotion to an Officer rank. Doing so will result in being put at the end of the list, not the top.

If, however, you feel that your rank as a general member (ranks such as: Recruit, Cadet or Member) is not correct, please contact an Officer or the Personnel Department.

Section 4: Violations of the Caspian Division Policies, Terms and Conditions, In-Game Channel and Vent rules or General Orders

Violations of the Caspian Division Policies, Terms and Conditions, In-Game Channel, and Vent rules or General Orders of an Officer or Fleet Captain (such as orders that may be given during STFs or Fleet events) are as follows:

4.1: Degree Definitions

A 3rd degree offense is defined as a first time or minor violation of a rule.

A 2nd degree offense is defined as a second time violation of a rule.

• The degree of a violation can be raised if the violation warrants it.

A 1st degree offense is defined as a third time violation of a rule, and is considered to be an Extreme Offense automatically.

4.2: General Offenses

Spamming or Flaming or Insubordination in the 2nd or 3rd degree and other violations of the Caspian Division Policies as needed

4.3: Extreme Offenses

Conduct unbecoming a member of Caspian Division (i.e. cheating, stealing of loot, scams, insults, threats, etc).

Taking items from the Fleet Bank that are not level appropriate or withdrawing item to sell is stealing(unless you are putting that profit back in the fleet/guild bank). All bank withdrawals and deposits are monitored by officers for this reason.

Flaming or spamming or Insubordination in the 1st degree and other violations of the Code of Conduct to such a degree that they are too heinous for a General Offense.

4.4: Warnings

Warnings of rule violations may be given in private message in game, in vent, in chat or in the forums. If a general warning is given to a topic in the forums or a group of people talking in game, vent or chat it is the same as a private warning.

You are given two warnings per incident before you are considered to be in violation of a rule.

When an Officer gives you a warning you should treat them respectfully and not respond with sarcasm. The Officers are not "out to get anyone" but to ensure the fleet stays a happy and safe place for people to play.

Section 5: Disciplinary Procedures

5.1: General Offenses can be handled by any Officer on their own as needed.

All members have the right to appeal any disciplinary action taken. Each member is granted one appeal per rule violation. To appeal General Offense see the Fleet Officer the rank above the one who took disciplinary actions. Officers reserve the right to forward any appeal to the Fleet Leaders.

5.2: Extreme Offenses are handled by the highest Fleet Officer online at the time. If needed, a panel will be chosen. The panel will often take place after preliminary action (such as muting, forums post being moved, etc) has already taken place and will only be called upon if needed.

All members have the right to appeal any disciplinary action taken. Each member is granted one appeal per rule violation. To appeal an Extreme Offense you must send a request to the Fleet Leaders who will then make a final decision on his/her own or form a new panel. The panel will not have anyone who was involved in the issue or the previous on it.

Section 6: Consequences for breaking the Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions, Channel and TeamSpeak rules or General Orders

6.1: General Offenses can result in demotions, promotions being held back, or temporary 'muting' (not being able to talk in Ventrilo, Caspian Inter Fleet channel or post on the forums).

6.2: Extreme Offenses will result in removal from the Fleet and Member Forums.

It is possible, but not always likely, that you will have the chance to be put on Probation for two weeks rather than being removed from the Fleet.

Caspian Rising has seven different ranks: Cadet, Ensign, Operations, MILGAMER, Engineers, Fleet Commander, and Fleet Leader.  Although you will gain different ranks within Star Trek Online ranging from Lieutenant all the way to Vice Admiral, within Caspian Rising, you will progress through the ranks below.  Within Star Trek Online, you can see your fleet rank by selecting "Fleet" from teh down arrow next to your minimap.

Cadet - The newbie rank. This is where the new member starts and there is no time limit to be in this rank; but remember we hope to see cadets wanting to get into the thick of things with participation in numerous missions to the projects.

Ensign - A recent member, one still "freshly pinned". We generally want to use this rank as a gauge to see what kind of participant you are. Like to work into chatting, this is a good place to start. Don't be afraid to ask that question that is bugging you. We strive to provide answers to many broad concerns whether it is about the Exchange or even Lore Questions that one will find at Starfleet Academy.

Operations - For members who have been part of the Caspian Division for a period of time, some will find Fleet Leader ALTS in this rank setting. A determination for advancement to this rank can involve participation in various events that fleet members can take part in including contributing to fleet projects. This rank also signifies one is very likely using Ventrilo on a full time basis. This is by the way a great way to chat about Star Trek Online, and get quicker answers and coordinating missions being carried out by fleet members.

MILGAMER - This is a specialized rank in Caspian Division, that is for members of the United States Armed Forces of all branches of the following, United States Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Marines and United States Coast Guard. The MILGAMER rank is open also to those men and women who are serving in the Allied Armed Forces of the United States including, Great Britain, Australia, France, Germany and other recognised NATO Allies. Recently separated members of the Armed Forces can maintain this rank if they so desire or be moved to one of the other ranks of Engineer or Operations. Application for this rank must be made to Ballermaris, who is a Navy Veteran and he or those of his designation shall approve that rank within Caspian Division.

Engineers - The Craft Rank of the Fleet. Those that have toons who are at max crafting, this would likely be a good spot for those seeking leadership. This has some responsibility in helping with getting supplies etc.

Fleet Commander - Second in Command - Mainly home to most of the Fleet Leaders who have had a large number of ALTs.

Fleet Leader - Leader of the Fleet (Primary TOON Only)

Caspian Division Officers