Are any of you writing a fantasy novel with some sort of military force? I need some ideas please In my book there is an "organization" called the Rebels and an official military force called the Alliance. Both are rivals and compete to prove their loyalty to their people. The Rebels usually stay inside the city walls to protect it at night when their enemies come to destroy and kill. The Alliance stands guard by the gates both by night and by day, and would even travel outside the city to complete other tasks or objectives. How would I address the head of the Rebels? Could I call him General, Sergeant Major, Captain, or should I create my own military ranks? What are your ideas? How do you address important military figures in your novel?