This may be an impossibility and will probably seem rather big-headed of me, but I might as well ask it anyway.
As I have decided that, once Veirahna completes the "main transition phase", Ziodus will be semi-retired and only emerging to raid every once in a while as opposed to being my dominant raid character, would it be possible - when everyone is nicely resettled in - to have Ziodus' rank of "Lunar Guard/Tribute" transferred to Veirahna?
Not asking to have two Tributes here - I would be perfectly happy if Ziodus were to be demoted to Centurion/Munifex whilst Veira received his to-be rank of Tribute. As I don't intend to use him at all much once replaced by Veira, it would be somewhat pointless to have my main toon remain a Munifex whilst my former-main and newly-semi-retired Commando were to become a Tribute who would thus become relatively inactive.
If it isn't possible, then that's fine.
Also, a heads-up: I cannot attend any raids in April, and so the first opportunity I will be able to see NiM DF would be in early May, a couple of weeks before NiM DP comes out. I really doubt that this would be a great issue for any purely-(former)-MLP raiding squad (unless Shy needs to tank and we don't have more than three "suitable" DPS on...) once the merger goes ahead as raid group composition would be easier with a larger guild of raiders.
tl;dr: Ziodus = semi-retiring. Veira = full-time replacement. Rank adjustment = possibility?