The Ignaeus are held to a strict Vow of Silence (( IN RP )) in order to keep the information they hear during the company of the Officers a secret. This group goes through a great deal of training to be the best at what they do. They are not just simple body guards, but rather an intricate group that works tightly to ensure the security of Stromgarde.
We are the strong. Not everyone will be cut out for such an organization. Not many should apply. All applications will be looked at with care. If the application accepted, the weight of duty and responsibility will rest solely on your shoulders.
Think wisely on whether or not you wish to join.
Honor and Vengeance!
((The Ignaeus Guard are exactly as explained above. The requirments are as follows:
Class: Plate Wearers Only
Uniform: There are two, the Interim for recruits and the Official.
Training: One must complete the four training scenarios in RP to be ready to take the vow.
Although there is a vow, we do use emote commands to communicate military orders. And one can emote while in RP to play a vow of silence.
This RP style is for the experienced RPer or atleast skilled. If you are neither of the two, please don't waste your time or ours. You probably won't pass the training if you can't keep up in RP skill level.
More will be explained upon in game message.
If interested, contact me OOC in game, or on here. I will also reply to questions on here and in game. ))
During the great Troll war when the humans of Strom allied with the elves of Quel’ Thalas. The humans rallied behind their greatest warlord, Ignaeus of Strom (Which later became known as Stromgarde.) Who later become known Ignaeus Trollbane and would birth the line of Kings who would rule Stromgarde for nearly 3000 years.
Ignaeus, decided that he would need an elite guard, people who he could trust and rely on to keep the secrets of his war room and personal life. He commanded his four generals to each bring him their most fearless and dependable warrior.
The four finest warriors stood before him. Trastal Bloodhammer of House Wolf-Bane, Vederick Swiftspear of the Foothills (know known as Hillsbrad), Dastran Shattersword of House Shattersword, and Raltrane Brightmane of House Strongsail.
He told these men “You will be my elite guard you will attend me in my war councils, and be my shield brothers on the battlefield. You will have the finest armor and best weapons our smiths can forge.” They agreed and swore to lay down their lives for his and keep his secrets to their graves.
However one amongst them was not so faithful, Raltrane Brightmane providing the Trolls information and battle-plans. For he thought the Trolls where sure to win and he wanted to have a head after the fighting was over. However, for all his efforts to keep his betrayal secret, Vederick became suspicious and followed him. He soon discovered what the traitor was doing and reported his findings to Ignaeus.
Raltrane was brought before the war council and was found a traitor to his people and sentenced to death. Trastal Bloodhammer carried out the execution, legend has it this is where he got his surname for the blood of the one he once considered brother, could not be removed from his hammer and was forever stained with Raltrane’s blood.
Because of this, the remaining three of the Ignaeus Guard agreed that something must be done to prevent this from happening again. It is not known who came up with the idea, but they agreed a vow of silence must be taken so battle knowledge may never again leave the safety of the war room. To achieve this powerful mages from Quel’ Thalas where brought to Strom, and weaved a powerful spell on four members of the guard (Raltrane was replaced but the histories tell nothing of his name nor deeds.)
However, after the death of Ignaeus, the guard was disbanded until Caretaker Emmery’s found a book thought to be lost. Showing in great detail, the working of the spell and the history of the guard itself. The book being brought to the attention of Lord Commander Vannik, thought that in this time of great peril a guard such as this would be of great use.
By how they die, we shall know them.
Book Five, Passage One; Histories of Stromgarde- Perenador Shattersword