II. Explanation of the Guild’s IC goals, purposes, and structure.
The Order of the Elder Orchid is a group of Gilneans that have banded together in hopes of preserving Gilnean Culture, upkeeping Gilnean lore, encouraging the repopulation of Gilneas, and establishing their own village on the southern part of Gilneas, in the hopes of creating a town that is both self-sufficient and representative of the tenacity of the Gilnean people. The town, as has been stated in the IC portion of this, shall be located just east of the Blackwald in a place known as Glenwood.
It was established by a triumvirate, Ferenold Stormshend, Torean Austerlitz, and Lord Vanston. However, Lord Vanston holds the most power as he is the Lord whose resources are closest, and he is the de facto leader of the Order of the Elder Orchid. However, both Ferenold and Torean hold considerable amounts of power, Torean being the leader of the military segment, and Ferenold being the leader of the cultural/spiritual segment himself.
The order plans to do far more than merely establish a village: Ultimately, they will seek to go on small journeys throughout Gilneas itself, to recover lost relics, to chart out forgotten lands, and even to take pilgrimages, for the pious that there are among them. They are –not- a guild that is dedicated solely to fighting the forsaken, and I cannot stress this enough, because it’s very important.
We do have a military segment of the guild, and that will be explicated on later.
III. OOC Mission Statement and the Guild’s OOC Goals.
The Order of the Elder Orchid is a new, Gilnean-themed guild. We have many long-term and short-term goals, but first and foremost we wish to do the following:
-Promote an immersive, realistic environment for Gilneans to interact within-
This means that although we don’t expect everybody to be a stereotypical Gilnean we want everyone in the guild to seek to portray a character that is –real-. That has an actual personality, set of traits, and behaves like any person would. In other words, we want you to strive to make your character the most rounded that it can be, even if the character is focused on certain aspects of life moreso then others. We will also want to keep OOC chatter to a minimum during roleplaying, as this is a heavy roleplaying guild that seeks to immerse in a setting that is decidedly Gilnean.
-Create a storyline that is engaging, original, and allows room for character development.-
This is moreso on the burden of the three people leading the guild than anyone else, as we are going to set the foundation for the story-line and guide it along. However, it’s also important for players within the guild to interact and give the storyline a chance, even if there are elements of it they may be less then savvy about. Of course, if there are repeated concerns about the nature of the storyline, it’s always up to be changed or altered.
-Create an environment that allows for new roleplayers to flourish.-
We don’t want to exclude newer roleplayers from our storyline or our guild in the slightest, and we want to be able to accept newer roleplayers, and help them improve. Both IC and OOC actions will be taken to make sure this is wholly possible.
-Create an environment that allows for different kinds of Gilnean roleplayers to floursh.-
It is our last intention to exclude people who roleplay certain characters from the guild, but it happens with many guilds, and this one is definitely not an exception. That being said, we will seek to allow as many different kinds of roleplayers into the guild, as long as it is in harmony with the aforementioned goals, and the guild’s theme.
It’s partially why the three IC leaders of the guild are vastly different. Ferenold is a deeply religious keeper of the Elder Ways that wishes to return to an ancient time, and despises industrial Gilneas as well as much of the city, and also has a casual disdain for politics. Vanston is a conservative Lord, also a pious man, but pious in the Light above all things. He also has a flair for politics and diplomacy. Torean meanwhile, is a more liberal, secular Lord, but he simultaneously is a vigorous fighter. We believe the diversity in the guilds top will allow for a large amount of diversity at the bottom.
-Stimulate and inspire Gilnean Roleplay across the server-
This is something we aim to do after the guild is firmly set. We don’t want to make people join the guild to get a slice of our roleplay, so we are inviting people to come visit the small town that we establish is one of the many ways we aim to foster Gilnean roleplay on Moon Guard.