The ranking system helps organization and gives a reason to want to go further and do better. Rankings are determined by a number of factors, including:
Participation and Activity
Personal Valor and Honor
Contribution to helping others in the guild
Level of Rank
Leader of the Holy Knights of Westmarch.
Seraphim who are the Captain's closest advisors and caretakers of the guild.
The most skilled and disciplined of all the Knights. Their prowess in battle and honor are unmatched in all the realm. They have attained the highest understanding possible of the Zakarum.
Highly skilled. They have gained a deep and strong understanding of all the principles of Zakarum.They strive to attain perfection in their mastery.
Skilled in spiritual and physical ability, with solid understanding of Zakarum. Through devotion and selfless sacrifice for others, they have shown that they are the embodiment of the principles of honor and valor.
Understudies of the Knights. They are armed with a basic understanding of the teachings of Zakarum. They have proven themselves through honor and high personal conviction.
Initiates of the Knights. They are untrained and untested in valor and ability.
Medals of Outstanding Service
Medal of Honor
Medal awarded to a member of the guild who displays outstanding virtues above all else, and sacrifices himself/herself for the better of the guild, or other fellow players.
Medal of Dedication
Medal awarded to a member of the guild who consistently strives for the better of the guild and the community. It is awarded to one who displays continued enthusiasm for the Diablo II, the HKW, and the Diablo II community.
Member of the Month
Dedicated to the HKW member of the month for outstanding service to the HKW in a particular Month. It serves a reminder to all others that the person is a dedicated and driving force within the HKW.
Medal of Service
Medal awarded to dedicated members of the guild who have stayed in the Holy Knights of Westmarch for more than a year. Each year of guild membership grants the member a new medal.
These badges are awarded to members of HKW who have made a financial contribution to the well being of HKW. They are awarded in three levels: Bronze for US$1-49, Silver for US$50-99, and Gold for US$100+
Medal of Selflessness
Medal awarded to members who have shown selfless actions for the cause of a fellow community member.