In the Magocracy, the legislature and the civil service are fused into a single body. Senators both take on the role of voting on legislation as well as serving within various roles in a governmental capacity. The ranks of the Senate are accordingly divided between the Senior Magocratic Service and the Civil Service.
The Senior Magocratic Service consists of the ranks of Magus and High Magus. The SMS consists only of magi who are selected for their contributions to the Magus Senate, their demonstrated leadership, and by setting an example not only for the rest of the Senate, but in interactions with other organizations as well. Promotion to these ranks is at the discretion of Cabinet. Further, inactive Senators will be demoted to Senior Senator, except in special circumstances.
This is the highest rank a mage can attain within the Senate below Cabinet. This rank is for those who contribute to the guild in a substantial way either through IC or OOC actions such as hosting events, recruiting, website/wikia work, helping new members, etc. Former officers and other trusted and long standing members are also at this rank.
Senators who attain the rank of Magus are veteran members of the Senate. This is the last rank that comes with no OOC guild authority. People at this rank are generally expected to help out with events, assist leadership with various duties, and set an example for the rest of the Senate to follow.
The Civil Service consists of Junior Senator, Senator and Senior Senator. These individuals consist of the majority of the Senate, and are primarily part of the legislative body, but may take on additional duties as requested or needed. There is no IC or OOC authority that come with these ranks.
This rank is for trusted Senators who have been with us for a long time, have come to Senate meetings and events, and participated in a wide range of guild activities. This is the highest rank that non-magi can attain.
This rank is for members who have been with us for a while and have been active. Notably, individuals at this rank are those who have participated in activities outside of official events, and perhaps hosted an event or two.
This is where everyone begins, and individuals at this rank are considered full members of the Senate with voting rights. This is the trial rank for new members.
The OOC rank is reserved for alts of already existing members. The Magus Senate only takes pure OOC members in rare cases. The citizen rank is for alts and people who are IC but not members of the Senate as a legislative body. Citizens may become sitting members of the Senate but will have to advance in the ranks starting at junior senator regardless of how long they have been a citizen.