MES offers several Standards regarding different aspects of the organization; both “in-character” systems such as venues and “out-of-character” such as how the MES works as an organization.They are educational tools about the venues and positions within the club. You have an unlimited amount of time to submit a Standard once you begin it. Somebody familiar with the subject matter should take a Standard in order to make sure what they know is aligned with MES policies. Somebody who isn’t can use the questions asked as a study method; taking an ordeal even though you don’t know the subject material is a great introduction to the subject. Additionally, passing a Standard is worth prestige. A member who is new to the organization can gain prestige quickly and become more familiar with the MES by passing their Standards. Additionally, some Standards are required to hold certain offices. If a new member passes all of their Standards, they will gain 700 prestige from them; enough prestige to become MC4.
What Standards Are Available?
Standards regarding the rules and structure of the MES:
Tests of Membership – These tests are on items found within the MES Membership Handbook, website and knowing who to contact. Passing these tests are worth 100 general prestige in total. Each is worth 10 general prestige to total this number. These include:
- Membership Chapters 1-8
- Membership Website
- Membership Contact
Coordinator Standards – These are a requirement for being a coordinator in the MES, and it is strongly encouraged for any coordinator’s assistant. They covers items specific to how the coordinator’s office is run, to verify that coordinators have the knowledge needed for their position. Passing the multiple choice standard is worth 60 general prestige. Passing the Coord Process Standard is worth 40 general prestige.
Storyteller Standards – These are a requirement for being a Storyteller in the MES, and it is strongly encouraged for any Storyteller’s assistant. They covers items specific to how the Storyteller’s office is run, to verify that Storytellers have the knowledge needed for their position. A storyteller should also take the Standards for any venue they are responsible for. Passing the multiple choice standard is worth 60 general prestige. Passing the ST Process Standard is worth 40 general prestige.
Standards about specific venues and rules:
Passing any of these is worth 50 prestige each.
- Masquerade Cam/Anarch
- Masquerade Sabbat