Greetings. Reading the already-made adventures, I noticed a trend in the way a LightRaider recieves his call to go on a Raid. Basically, the OLMN contacts them directly and they leave right away. I was a little wary of this at first. Don't the LR's have people that would wonder where they went all of a sudden? Aren't we supposed to "test the spirits" whenever we get a word from the Lord? Are LRs just ronin warroirs who operate on their own accord? These and other questions led me to come up with the following idea. I see LR's as a kind of reserve troop, waiting for the call of the Overlord. This can come in various ways: dreams, prophecies, written messages ( as in LR Test), and through the orders of their superior officers. Now, whenever a LR recieves a call in the manner other than the last (through orders) it would be proper for him to report this message to a superior officer for evaluation (This can find paralells in our world: If one feels called to go to deepest darkest Africa for the Gospel, it is wise to discuss it with an elder in their church.). Once the superior officer, or CO (for commanding officer), has evaluated the call, he can equip the RaidTeam as neccesary and send them on their way. Now, I'm not saying that the OL can't send someone who hasn't checked with their CO, but that it would be prudent if they did. In the Rescue of the Sacred Scrolls, for instance, the LR's really don't have time to report directly to their CO. However, with my group, I added a bit where they send a message to their CO to tell him they're being whisked away to the Dragonlands. I think the idea of commanders adds structure to the story and gives a framework for which the LR's to operate. Also, it seems like a natural extension of the Academy. Of course, the DragonRaid story could follow a completely opposite track and say that LR's are 'freelance' warriors, working independent of anyone accept the OL. However, this just doesn't seem right to me... - steve brown S.D.G.