World’s End Tavern: Role-play and Fan Fiction

Oct 26, 2010 Welcome: Please Read! Welcome to the World's End Tavern forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss role-playing with your fellow World of Warcraft players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct (http://us.battle.net/en/community/conduct) and guidelines (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15252595157) before posting. Important Reminders: Search The search function at the top of the World of Warcraft community site is extremely effective and robust. Before you create a new forum topic, please be use it to search for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer for which you are looking. Making a new thread on an existing subject can result in your thread being deleted or, if you continue to re-post the same content, the loss of your forum privileges for spamming. Rating The forum rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, demote unhelpful comments, and even report posts that violate the forum Code of Conduct. By hovering over a post you'll be presented with several options, including a "thumbs up" (Like) and a "thumbs down" (Dislike) icon. Clicking the "thumbs up" icon will rate the post up. If enough people like a post, it will gain a Highly Rated status and appear at the top of related search results. Highly Rated posts will also have a highlighted background. Clicking the "thumbs down" icon will expand a drop-down menu which will include "Dislike," "Trolling, "Spam" and "Report" options. "Dislike" will rate the post down. If enough people dislike a post, it will be darkened, and with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden completely. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of a violation. Please note that you can only rate each post once. Use your power wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community. Have fun posting on these forums, and good luck with your adventures in Azeroth!Lylirra1 Oct 26, 2010
Feb 8, 2015 Introducing Your Character to the Universe! How there, folks! This thread is for anybody who wants to share a short and brief description of their character, and I recommend that you use this format to share; Character's Name: Realm: Level: Age: Current Residence: Short Back Story: *Short Back-Stories Must Be Under 200 Words! If you must know what this look like well. ---Start---- ---Finish--- Seven Lines of Back Story Allowed!Dèstiny1000 Feb 8, 2015
Oct 5 [Guide] In-Game Roleplay -- The Basics Thank you all for your efforts and hard work, everyone! This guide would not be where it is today without your support and feedback, and I hope it can serve as a valuable resource for people to turn to for years to come! This guide, as stated above in the topic title, will be all about the basics of in-game roleplaying, and will be relatively lengthy. It will include examples for you to see, explanations for you to understand, and links to other very helpful threads and resources to help you learn about the joy of roleplaying. Also, since I do not consider myself the best of the best, I am completely open to criticism intended to correct or better the information provided here. Any suggestions for corrections, additions, or deletions are completely welcome, and preferred. After all, this guide is meant to be helpful and insightful when it comes to in-game roleplaying, not a bunch of drivel that doesn't help anyone or make sense. Even if you're skeptical about some piece of information, question me! I'll be happy to answer, and if I'm not available to respond someone else might be around to do so! Table of Contents I. Basic Roleplaying Terms II. Preparations for Roleplaying - 1. Character Development - 2. And The Things You Need to Know to Start III. Roleplaying Fights IV. Open World RP vs. Group RP V. Griefers and You VI. Using Online Resources for RP VII. Transitioning to Forum RP VIII. Helpful Links CompilationShandrís109 Oct 5
Aug 11, 2017 Forum RP: Types and Expectations ((Guide)) Hell Yeah! :D Thanks all, hope you enjoy this guide. Before I start. This is a very long guide, feel free to skip to the bits that are relevant to you. If you want to know how to start a Closed RP, go to that section. If you want to know about Expectations of Open RP, skip there. Also feel very free to offer constructive criticism, or criticism in general, every post is a bump :) This, as the title suggests is about Forum RP. If you wish for a Guide on In-game RP, I suggest: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2016793577 The above guide is very easy to read, and a lot of the basics can even be strongly relevant to forum RP. Even if you don't plan to in-game RP, the above is an easy read and comes with a few strong links that relate to forum RP as well. Edit: Second reference: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406722537?page=1 This is another written set of guidelines and rules, check them out for another reference if you like, it's definitely more compact than this and might give you a good summary. And lastly: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3871117384?page=1 This is a brilliantly written ongoing statement and guide. It's not only personal, but comes from an experienced and helpful person. Types of Forum RPs This thread is an expression of my opinion. I am not stating fact, but I am hoping that I am vague and general enough for it to be true, even if skewed a little. I am writing this guide, so that people can understand what the different forum tags mean, how you can get into different types of RP, how you are expected to act in them, and how they work in general. First of all and most important: You are not expected to read this whole thing, it is considerably long and detailed and I probably should have condensed it. But, if you read anything, please read the second post, with Expectations and the Rules of RP, this is probably the most important part of this thread! Feel free to post criticism. Even if I disagree, I will post any valid arguments up on my first posts, for anyone else to read, so they can understand the mixed opinions that are present. This guide will also shape and form from structured opinion, I will edit as seems fit. At the start this might seem a little... not good... but with help from our community, it will grow better. I will be focusing on two main types of RP. Open, and Closed. However I will also delve into the variants of each, such as the Tavern RP, and the structured Closed RP. I will try and keep a vague sense, as it is not black and white, especially when getting into the structured aspect of things. Also, remember, I am not telling you how to do things; I am just trying to help. Each Topic will be separated by emphasized titles. At the end of each topic, there will be a short summary in italics. After the Table of Contents, there will be a summary of expectations, as it is likely the most important part of this thread. What this Guide will contain Expectations - Post 2 The "Rules' of RP - Post 2 Summary of RP Types. - Post 3 Open RPs General Feel -Post 3 How to get into one - Post 3 Expectations - Post 4 How to make one - Post 4 The Tavern Element - Post 4 Closed RPs General Feel - Post 5 How to get into one - Post 5 Expectations - Post 5 How to make one - Post 6 The Structured Element - Post 7 Quick Term Summary There are other, better places you can find these, but I will just go through the ones you will need to know here. OOC: Out of Character. Refers to any comment made from you as an Earthling, not from your character, as I am talking now, as opposed to... IC: In Character. Any comment made from your characters perspective. E.g.: Thurman took the blue silken wizards hat from his bed and placed it on top of his head. RP: Roleplay TM: Thread Master. The Person who creates a thread, this is the poster with the most control; role will vary depending on the RP type. OP: Opening Post. This refers to the first post in a thread by someone. The TM’s first post will start a thread, while the posters first post will introduce their character. Generally, the OP will be longer than the other posts, because you have far more to write about, and generally want to put more effort into it. Note Feel free to post criticism. Know that I want your opinion, and if you have your own guide, or bits of guide, feel free to give them to me, and I will add them. We are a community. The credit should go to all of us.Meep169 Aug 11, 2017
Sep 25, 2016 [FanFic Guide]: Building a Better Story! I thought I might as well toss up some guidelines that could give some new writers a path to follow. You can choose to follow what I say strictly, or just completely blow it off; doesn't much matter. It's your story, so be creative with it! I'm just here to try and help. -Table of Contents- I. Story Topics II. Creativity in Writing III. Writing Guidelines IV. Descriptive Limitations V. Hero’s Journey VI. Involving NPCs VII. Adding Flavor Lore VIII. After Publishing ---------------------- I. Story Topics Now, while this is very much your story and your creation, it does have to take place within the WoW universe (Blizzard's rules from the old Seat of Knowledge forum, not mine). People tend to shy away from stories that involve heavy lorebreaking without an explanation. This doesn't include things such as alternate dimensions, changes in the past, nightmares or dreams, etc, but rather blatant alterations that don't serve any purpose other than "I said so". However, so long as you make it obvious that your story is in Warcraft, you should be fine. II. Creativity in Writing Something to always keep in mind while writing your story, is that it is your creation and your imagination that is at work; not someone else's. If you want to involve a giant, undead, fel-corrupted dragon in Moonglade for your story about a teenager with a mechanical arm and a blade that can cut through anything... Have at it. It's your story so you write it however you see fit to capture your imagination and entertain others. III. Writing Guidelines People don’t like to read walls of texts, paragraphs filled with bad punctuation, wrong spelling or broken English, so if you want to hook your readers before they even start reading, break your story apart. Split them up into smaller paragraphs, use proper grammar and punctuation and if you don’t know how to spell a specific word, try using Google’s voice recognition on your phone or laptop to pronounce the word; Google should recognize it, and then you’ll know how to spell it. Trust me, splitting your story into paragraphs and using proper grammar goes a long way with a reader’s eye. IV. Descriptive Limitations While this is Warcraft, there are some descriptive limitations that could get your thread deleted if you break some of the rules. As you very well know, World of Warcraft is filled with blood, gore and torture, all of which can be within your story without a problem (usually). However, I wouldn't go about describing in great detail the victim of some heinous death. Gore can usually be described if you’re detailing an Abomination or Ghoul, but if you’re describing a character's death, keep it to a minimum. People are much more queasy reading about recently dead bodies than they are zombies, even if they're technically the same thing. There's a mental barrier there that separates the two and crossing that line can have more people clicking off of your story. Same goes for describing scenes of sexual intercourse, nudity, non-consensual sex, etc. If you want to share your Warcraft fantasy, there are sites for that, but this is not one of them. V. The Hero's Journey Any great story needs a hero, and any great hero needs a journey. In 1987, Joseph Campbell released a book titled "The Hero's Journey", and it showed people how almost every hero, whether it be Gilgamesh of ancient Mesopotamia over 4,000 years ago, or the well-known Superman and even Jesus Christ, all share shockingly similar traits. According to Joseph Campbell, they all follow a guideline of a story element; and for good reasons. People love it. Remember, you do not have to follow the Hero’s Journey to make a good story, but here's a breakdown of the Hero's Journey in a simplified version: Unusual Birth Whether it’s the common virgin birth story or the death of the character's parents, anything unusual that happens at birth or at a young age can fit right in here. Call to Adventure This usually includes a messenger of some sort or a way of the hero being requested for aid in a mission, usually in a faraway land. Refusal of the Call The hero tends to refuse the call to adventure at first, but is then forced to go, convinced to, or chooses to go. Meeting the Mentor It could be a teacher, father, trainer, or even a sibling, but this area usually includes training or preparation for the adventure. Crossing the First Threshold Whether it’s fighting a dragon, tackling a giant, solving a riddle, saving the town or rescuing Timmy from a well, this is the first trial that has to be conquered to achieve the goal.Canniibal21 Sep 25, 2016
May 19 Roleplaying Question Collective Now, I've been on these forums a while. It never fails that many questions get asked over and over and over. I'm hoping to create some kind of resource for people to come to to get their questions answered. They'll include a question(In no particular order), with a general consensus of the forums/sources as to what the answer of that question is, and a link if applicable to where discussion on that topic was held. I'll update for better threads or different opinions should things change. I'm also open to suggestions or links, so post them if you have them. ERPing and how to handle it should you see it. -- Warn them(politely), report them, ignore them if they continue. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827258606 Using the Vial of the Sands to RP a Dragon. -- It's generally frowned upon, can be proven OoCly and ICly to not work, but if you can find an accepting group and you do it well, it can work. Don't expect wide acceptance. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827308891 Languages, Translations, and where to find them. -- While it's possible lorewise for characters to learn other languages, you have to turn to an addon to allow you to speak them in RP. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1869557258 "Breaking" and "Bending" Lore. -- Many many people frown upon it, but there is a small community that supports it. Try to find them, don't expect people to accept you or your story/character. Most prefer to RP WoW in WoW. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827668013?page=1 Death, Healing, and mechanics. -- There are many ways to handle death and healing in World of Warcraft. One of the more accepted ways is that Death is final. You can also be ressurected, but you can't cheapen Death by making it easy. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1658711113 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1020822138 Races that don't exist in WoW, in WoW. -- Much like breaking or bending lore to allow things that should be, roleplaying a race that doesn't normally exist(Dark Elves, other fantasy races) is generally frowned upon. You can find those that accept it but don't expect wide acceptance. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827305646 Vampires in WoW -- Classical vampires do not actually exist in WoW. There are vampiric creatures, there are also vampiric demons or other creations, but a Vampire like you would see in Dracula does not exist. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827308694 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1126994716 Love in World of Warcraft -- Love can strike anyone at any time. However, you must take into consideration ICly and OoCly genetics, cultural differences, age discrepancies, and physiology. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827258515 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1083609740 Why Night Elves look different from Blood Elves, and High Elves. -- Usage of Arcane magic drove the Highborne, Blood Elves, and High Elves from the rest of Night Elven culture. Arcane magic altered their culture and outlooks. High Elves and Blood Elves look differently from Night Elves because they were severed from the Well of Eternity. -- Wiki: http://www.wowpedia.org/High_Elves ; Section: Foundation of Quel'Thalas. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827305635 Roleplaying a race that you aren't. -- It takes suspension of disbelief, use of addons, and ingame items to pull something like this off, but it is possible. There's limits, but many options are within reach. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1764408452 Dealing with "bad" RP. -- General consensus is that if you see someone RPing "wrong", -politely- inform them, in whispers, that they may want to rethink how they are RPing. Don't push them, but give them a gentle nudge to these forums or other Lore sites. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1083359337 Dealing with godmoders. -- Much like "bad" rp, you can politely inform them that what they're doing may not be entirely correct. Refer them somewhere that they can use to help themselves out. Or you can simply ignore them if they don't listen to reason. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827524850 Are Highborne Immortal? -- Highborne, like normal Night Elves, are no longer immortal. They used to be, but were sustained by demons and other unsavory magics instead of being naturally immortal. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827304290 Roleplaying as a Dragon. -- Roleplaying as a Dragon is a touchy topic. Many will tell you to simply "DIAF". However, it is possible, and can be done. You must to a lot of research and be ready to take a lot of heat. I don't encourage or down it, it's an individual thing. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1756043459Slywyn210 May 19
Mar 18 On Sale Now! World of Warcraft: Chronicle I'm sure you've seen this by now, but I wanted to make sure since there is so much juicy info in this first volume to sink your teeth into. ... You can read the full blog post and watch the video with Chris Metzen (among others) talk about it here. For those that have it already, we'd love to hear how you're enjoying it.Nethaera10 Mar 18
22m WET Community Lounge #155 Hello and welcome to lounge #155 All are welcome who come as friend. The fridge is restocked Dumplings, waffles and donuts are available on the table pillow piles are comfy Play nice. Say hi to Jerry if you go upstairs, probably best to avoid the Tauren whiskey Have fun =) Previous lounge: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20768997089#post-1 Archive of infinite knowledge: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/13780458267Shalorel200 22m
23m Ered’Kiel’s Desolation (occ closed 2) The second occ thread for the all villains rp, what a cliff hanger we left on! I’ll be adding the other information momentarily but also! First icc thread: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20764346258?page=25 Second icc thread: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20767747394?page=5 First occ thread: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20764396259 The last post on occ 1 ...Isaik8 23m
26m Ered’Kiels Desolation (IC Closed 2) (Previous thread: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20764346258?page=1 ) Maleok swung again and again slicing down demonic warrior after demonic warrior, he could do this all day! With a final downward slash Makeok spread a felguards blood across the room, in a beautiful liquid explosion of green! The massive drakkari stood triumphant over another assault of the position he had felt to guard, the mess of mechanical wires and mechanisms behind him that supplied power to the inside of the ship. For a moment everything was quiet... Maleok almost breathed a sigh of relief, if he could breath that is... When he heard the faintest footstep echoing off fresh blood pooling on the floor... “Rogues...” Maleok hissed as he rose his weapon high ready to fight the shadow warriors. In a flash three eredar rogues dropped upon Maleok from the ceiling, the first struck Maleok hard with a mace hoping to stun the massive beast! Slow laughing erupted from Maleok, “Dat was ju plan?” Maleok taunted unaffected by the blow, his head snapped as the blood in his body had frozen over to defend itself! Maleok grabbed the first rogue off his back and threw him hard into the ground below him shattering the bones of the rogue attacker. Maleok turned to strike again before feeling a small pain in his heel, one of the rogues had stuck the drakkari with a poisoned dagger! Maleok only laughed more before grabbing the eredar rogue by the head, “Wha was dat gonna do? Stop my heart?!” Maleok cackled loud as he thumped his chest! “It ain’t been beating for awhile!” Maleok said crushing the eredar’s skull in his hand. Maleok turned to the final rogue standing tall, “Bold aren’t you little one!” Maleok taunted at the rogue! In a flash of steel the eredar rogue lunges forward, ducking under Maleok’s red stained blade, the edge shaving off a piece of demonic horn. Maleok roared turning to face the rogue once more was met with blades in his eyes! Maleok roared swiping his arm in a attempt to grab the rogue in his blind rage. Maleok hissed as he only found air, the rogue eluded him easily while he was blinded! Maleok brought his arms high and slammed them down again in another area causing the floor to shake! Maleok roared ready to swing again when he felt a binding loop around his leg, with a swift jerk the drakkari toppled over with a resounding crash. More bindings looped over Maleok’s body, holding him down! Maleok hissed, his eyes almost healed enough to see when he felt two new daggers being stuck into his sockets! “Ju can’t hold me forever!” Roared Maleok, releasing a blast of blood magic that caused blood to boil, his attack was met with shrieks of pain. “Get him contained, then get this vessel online!! We have atleast a fighting chance if we get this thing moving!” The eredar rogue commanded to wyrmtongue. The wyrmtongue obeyed and begun fixing the wires and mechanisms.Maleok100 26m
2h WoW Themed "Curses" I don't swear. It's been a personal rule I have followed since learning to speak and even today it makes me uncomfortable to do so. There was a brief period of time when I tried to incorporate it into my writing, reasoning that these characters are not me and will say what they say, but I never really liked it and eventually gave up. So here's my dilemma, which is quite clear. I have characters of colorful backgrounds and personalities. As such, several of them are expected to come out with harsh language and it tends to be pretty awkward when my super dark and edgy warlock says "Darn you!" So what do you guys use as WoW themed curses? I've heard fel is a popular one for starters. What else is there?Loranaris5 2h
3h Shadows of Sholazar (OOC: Sign-Ups Closed) Posted on a bulletin board in a city near you: Adventurers wanted! Several disappearances in Sholazar Basin that need investigation—cultist activity suspected but not proven. Please send applications to Morician Blackborne of Defenders of Truth. Greetings, and welcome to my first RP thread! This will be mostly a mystery-adventure type thread, with about 5-7 people. Both Horde and Alliance characters are welcome. Adjustments will be made here as needed(writing this late at night and it'll likely need a bit of polish later). One character per person please, though exceptions can be made if it makes sense for the story and multiple sign ups can be posted(though only one is likely to be selected). Basic Rules/Expectations No god-moding or Mary Sues. It's not fun for anyone. No derailing the thread—while I don't mind some character conflict, everyone is expected to be working together as a group. If someone's being problematic it will be dealt with, either through discussion here or removal from the thread. While perfect grammar isn't necessary, I do expect effort to be put into your posts. Posts need to be legible, more than a few sentences long on average, and posted in a timely manner(1 post a week, at minimum). At the same time, don't flood the thread with posts either--exchanges between characters are wonderful, but make sure you aren't drowning others out in the process. Apologies if this seems a bit strict, but I'd rather lay down the groundwork now to keep things in better order later. Sign Up Format Name: Age: Race(if different from posting toon): Allegiances/Moral Alignment: Physical Description: General Personality: Reason for Joining: (This should be written as an IC application letter—doesn't need to be long, but acts as a rough RP check and possible springboard for starting posts)Morician254 3h
4h [RP Resource] Alchemy and Herb Guide Hey, World's End Tavern! So, since October 2017, I've been working on a project that documents the herbs and reagents of Azeroth, in great detail, from an in-universe perspective. I think it's finally in a state where I can release it. So far, it contains all the major herbs from every expansion, common reagents, and some of the rarer quest herbs. Since the guide is far too long to put on the forums, I've put it on a tumblr blog. It can be found here: ... I tried to look at where each plant is found, their physical appearance, the lore of the lands they grow, and what they are used for alchemically. They're arranged in several categories, such as region, properties, expansion, and environment so that it's easier for RPers to incorporate them into their RP. Here's a sample entry, for Peacebloom: ... I want to give a HUGE thank you to my guild, Hollowlight Ventures, the community of Moon Guard for the support and love they've shown me throughout this project. I'd also like to thank Cannibal on WrA for making an INCREDIBLE list of plants and letting me use it!(https://wow.gamepedia.com/User:Cannibeans/Plants). If you haven't seen it, you should. I'm going to continue updating the guide, but I hope y'all find it a good resource! I've had a ton of fun writing it. Please let me know what yall think!Greáves8 4h
4h Lirath Windrunner I made a concept for Lirath Windrunner for my fan fiction. He is still alive, (well undead) and been living in exile for the for 15 years. When Kel'Thuzad was told his destiny by the Lich King when he was going to die he went through the five stages of grief. His Denial was the practice in necromancy. Kel'Thuzad's didn't care that he was kicked out of the Kirin Tor for he felt he needed the exile to prevent his death. His Anger was the people he used, to teach his dark art, known as the Cult of the Damned, that kidnapped people and used in his dark rituals. His Bargaining was Kel'Thuzad trying to raise a champion that would not require his death. He raised Lirath Windrunner and presented him to Talanas Windrunner so that he could open the gates to Silvermoon and become a lich, but Talanas realized there was something wrong because his only son only nodded or spoke the Kel'Thuzad looked to him. Talanas didn't know what to do with the situation for Lirath was forced to tell his father that this is what he wanted and he couldn't be happier. Talanas told them both that he needed to think about it and sent them away. Kel'Thuzad and Lirath were looking over the forest of Silvermoon from a high cliff Kel'Thuzad asked Lirath a question, "How does it feel to know you've conquered death?" Kel'Thuzad released control of Lirath so he could answer but instead jumped off that high cliff to release himself from his control. Kel'Thuzad raised his broken body again and left him by Windrunner Spire with a note that his wife Lireesa Windrunner could be raised back as well. Lirath free from Kel'Thuzad's control convinced his father not to take Kel'Thuzad's deal but also begged his father to kill him. Not being able to go through with it Talanas Windrunner built an estate where he could see his son but hidden far away enough that he couldn't be followed. Also a battalion of High Elves rangers that could protect Lirath and his secret. Quel'Lithien Lodge. There, Talanas visited Lirath and tried to convince him to let his other family see him as well, but angered and disgusted by his deformed crippled form, the answer was always no. Talanas died during the undead invasion and the High Elves on the lodge stayed true to the vow to keep him protected. With Arthas emerging from the Frozen Throne, Lirath escaped from the estate and went to Outland for fear of becoming one of his servants. Sha'tar the naaru was there outside of the dark portal almost seeming to be waiting for him to show up and restored his body to full health. Powerless, but no longer a cripple. Fearing Arthas control he stayed in exile in Outland until the Lich King was defeated. There he made his way to Northrend and met up with Darion Mograine and learned a few things from him about how to be a Death Knight but still using trades from the Windrunner ranger school. He adopted a style that could allow him to fight but he could still live in exile. Lirath carries two swords on one shoulder, knows a few Death Knight runes spells, but mostly use's swords and his crossbow. He also makes potions, oils, grenades to help him survive in the wilderness. When the Legion invaded Darion Mograine told him that he was going to have to be training a lot more Death Knight so that Lirath should leave. From there he went to Draenor a truly applied what he learned to the wilderness there. In my story he's about to come forward and if Bliizzard wants to being him back in a certain way... I've been drawing him and writing his personally and you should check him out. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn67N7mhqnN/?taken-by=burnserikPerfectia0 4h
4h Lore Q&A and Character Help 4 A continuation of my other threads, found here: 1: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20752578668 2: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20755717466 3: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20761766575 I have a knack for knowing and finding obscure references in lore and, generally, just knowing a lot about it. If you have any lore questions, want some help with a character backstory or anything of the like, leave it in the comments and I will happy to do my research and help in any way I can!Cannibal249 4h
4h The Captain's Rest ((Open RP)) ((Figured it was time to put up a tavern thread and maybe get some more writing practice. Be nice, have fun, and practice good RP etiquette/common sense or the guards may have to pay a visit)) It was a dreary afternoon in the city of Boralus; a thick layer of dark clouds blanketing the sky. A chilly autumn wind cut through the streets, lanterns creaking in its caress while the light drizzle and distant rumbling of thunder told of the storm yet to come. Despite the inclement weather, however, many of the local establishments seemed to be rather empty, with most citizens out striving to complete the day's work before the harsh weather set in. One such establishment was the Captain's Rest—a cheery looking inn with a worn sign hanging out front, depicting a jovial pirate. The inside was rather cozy, decorated with various nautical memorabilia and sporting porthole-style windows that overlooked the docks of the trade district, in addition to a small bronze bell by the door to announce the arrival of new patrons. Most impressive though was the enormous taxidermy shark suspended over the lounge's fireplace; its glassy eyes staring towards the door. Despite the inviting atmosphere, the inn was rather unoccupied save for the staff—a scrawny but cheerful looking bartender chatting with the bouncer—and a brawny, gruff-looking human dressed in white-gold armor and a blue linen cloak seated at one of the tables. His long mane was bleached white save for a dark blonde strip on the underside, matching the dark blonde of his eyebrows and goatee. Four jagged scars akin to claw marks marred the left side of his face, while a smaller scar decorated his right cheekbone. Perhaps he might have been taken for a paladin at a glance, though the icy blue eyes, ashen skin, and large runeblade sheathed on his back betrayed his true state. Currently, he seemed to be struggling to read some sort of medical text—a tankard of ale and an armored circlet sitting nearby on the table.Morician84 4h
5h Just came back, having quest loot issues. How to get mail gear for rp from quests as a plate class? I just did a ton of quests but I cannot choose the rewards that they are supposed to have... why do they keep trying to force plate down my throat? I do this for rp gear... not for 'upgrades' that are 4 expansions old... is there a way to turn this off?Xanarrissa12 5h
7h RPing a rude/callous character So I plan to make a Dark Iron Holy Paladin when I get access to the race and in my head I came up with a rough idea for his personality. I plan for him to come across a lot like Gregory House from the show House M.D. and I wanted to know what people think of that kind of attitude.Duerin43 7h
7h INKTOBER -- The Warcraft Challenge Greetings! As y'all know, September is coming to a close and October will soon be upon us, which means it will be time for Inktober? For those who've never heard of Inktober, it's a daily drawing challenge for the month of October. I'd like to take a stab at it, but with my own twist; instead of the official prompt I intend to compile a list of various things and inspirations pulling from the Warcraft universe and use that instead. So post away below with your ideas on what you want to see inked. Maybe some weapons, maybe an environment, maybe a mob somewhere, maybe even a favorite lore character or minor NPC! Final prompts will be chosen at my discretion and the master list posted sometime next week. I will be posting the finished work on my DeviantArt and putting links to the work here. Others who wish to participate in Inktober and use the prompts listed here are welcome to do so. Important Note: This is not a free character art thread! While I have drawn people's characters before in other threads, this thread is meant for more generic Warcraft things. Morician5 7h
8h Subspace Experiment IC (Sign ups open) Throughout the Horde and Alliance cities an inconspicuous flyer hung on the notice boards. It was an advertisement for a rather unique job. ... Kersia leaned up against the back wall of her tower’s entrance room, her fingers drumming against her crossed arms. The room was fairly large, and a portal flickered in the center. The reflection on the portal was a dark blue platform in a room that appeared to have no walls, but a number of doors. Below the flickering portal was a series of runic circles and a groove running to another set of runic circles about five feet away. The circles glowed with a faint blue light and arcane blue energy filled the groove connecting them. A noise behind her tower door caused Kersia to step away from the wall at attention. She could hear voices behind it, and slowly it was pushed open. “Ah! Vyn, Mortre, good to see the pair of you!” Kersia stepped towards them, carefully walking around the runic set up. Vynianyx smiled. “Well, it seemed like a good idea to check our combat skills.” Mortre scowled, though her human form hardly portrayed the same ferocity as her worgen. “Though I doubt this is the time.” She sighed. “After what happened to Teldrassil-” “This is the best time! I get data, people get free training!” Kersia cackled and slapped Mortre’s arm. “I did put notices in the Horde cities too. Never seem to get much data from their people.” Vyn’s smile turned sour. “That a good idea?” “Puh-lease!” Kersia scoffed. “I need the data and the testing zone is totally neutral!” Mortre snickered. “Are the people though.” “Oh details! We’ll be in our own rooms, doesn’t matter.” Kersia grinned. “We? Shouldn’t you be monitoring everything on the outside?” Vyn’s expression went to concerned. “And miss out on the fun? No thank you! I can produce data as well. I’ve rigged everything to automatic. Now!” Kersia motioned to a small buffet enchanted with refilling snacks and beverages. Fruits, vegetables, meat skewers, shrimp, salads, coffee, tea, ale, water, juices all lined its table. “Help yourselves while we wait for others to show.” There were chairs arranged around the edges of the room for seating. Not the most comfortable with hard seats, but good enough to sit in and wait. Vyn and Mortre exchanged concerned looks and shrugged. Hardly the oddest thing they had agreed to from the blue. They got a few snacks and sat down to wait.Kersia53 8h
10h Subspace Experiment OOC (Signups Open) Throughout the Horde and Alliance cities an inconspicuous flyer hung on the notice boards. It was an advertisement for a rather unique job. ... ---- Here is a fun little RP idea I had a while ago. Thought it would be nice to do as we dive into BFA and formulate thread ideas based on the lore we get in the expansion. The way this thread works is a little different than a typical RP thread. In this thread, the player will control two characters, the one they sign up, and the opposite of that character. So, take my druidess Vynianyx. Not only would I control her, but I’ll also control the evil, corrupted fire druid version of her that the simulation creates. This is because it is easier for the owner of the character to control their evil or good, whatever, opposite character. Everyone will start out outside of the simulation, for set up. Once we go inside, you’ll face your own shadow. The difficulty is up to you. You are free to dispatch yours asap and then travel to the simulations with others to help them. Once everyone has dispatched their shadows, there will be one final encounter. I’ll have… three… characters in this, maybe more. It’s a concept I’ve been toying with for a while. My characters will be set up to allow for help in dispatching their shadows, for those who stop theirs early and want to help others. By no means does that mean only I can do it. Collaborate in this OOC thread with others. Ask permission to join in someone else’s simulation. There really aren’t rules aside from the no controlling characters that aren’t yours. Due to the simulation nature of this, you are free to dispatch your foe or foes however you want. You can choose to have damage be lasting or not, Kersia will have Xinaria standing by outside to heal… if we get free mwahaha Sign Ups: Name: Title: Race/Class: Traits: Description: Backstory (optional): Shadow: Name: Title: Race/Class: (If changed from original) Traits that changed: Description: Edit: Sign up as many characters as you want and think you can manage. Good guys, bad guys, pretty much any archtype should work. A bad guy's shadow would be a good version of him. Shadows are your opposite. Edit edit: takes place between Lorderon and launch day for bfaKersia76 10h
12h Looking to get into RP! Heya guys, I'm looking to get into RPing, and I'm wondering if there's a good 'place' or server to start? I'm not new to RP, been doing it for...well, quite some time. I don't want to count the years, it would depress me, haha! I was just curious to know which servers had the most active, or inclusive, RP, and if so which factions? :) Thank you for your time. I suppose it is also worth mentioning, not with this character and such. xD I've no problem leveling another with an actual name--I simply chose this one at random. :)Brownbeerd9 12h
13h Skimpy Transmogs What is so bad about them in regards to roleplaying? ERP exclusive characters excluded. I've always observed RPers taking issue with characters who dress in slightly revealing attire. If your character is a bit more a prude, then fine you are just playing to that character. But when it becomes an OOC matter, then I have to ask why? Does it really matter how someone's character chooses to dress? I mean, look at the Night Elven culture. There's bare chests and legs a plenty. Hell, their army dresses in what is basically bikinis and speedos. What are your thoughts?Briseida30 13h
15h IC class different from OOC class So, I really love the lore of Elune and the priests of Elune and all that...however, I just really cannot enjoy playing the game's priest class, not my thing. I love playing Druids ingame, I have several, and was wanting to RP my main as a priestess of Elune. Is my OOC class not lining up with my IC class something people will take issue with? Obviously I wouldn't use shapeshift forms IC or anything like that, and the only drawback for me has been the difficulty of finding nice leather robes/skirts.Eirsabarn6 15h
1d So... This, is Azeroth? Hello I am Gaey'la and I am new to your world. My parents told me the tale of heroes from another world but I never thought I'd see it with my own eyes. Now I am a refugee here. What is your advice to those new to this strange world?Gaeyla13 1d
1d The Impossible Mission (Closed IC) Quite some time has passed since the incident in Acherus the Ebon Hold. There had still been no leads on the individual responsible for the deaths of Ghosar and the other knights. Once the world was wounded and the Alliance and Horde began racing after the world’s very essence the investigation seemed to be forgotten. Sandara however was determined to see her vow fulfilled and those responsible for the deaths of eleven knight’s be brought to justice. Meanwhile Bryah Starstrider was being summoned by her captain for a new assignment. Her captain sat behind her desk writing down a letter as Bryah entered. “Captain.” She said with a salute. Her captain didn’t look up from her work for a long minute. It almost got to the point where Bryah considered saying it again. “Starstrider.” The captain said abruptly. Her eyes flicked up to the other woman before back to her letter. “You’re late. Again. Don’t give me your excuses, I honestly do not care. However…” She said with a sigh as she folded the letter and poured wax on it to seal before pressing the wax. “I have an assignment that recently came across my desk. One I do not like at all. Do you know about the Specter Cartel?” She asked inquisitively. Bryah replied almost immediately, ignoring the first comments from the captain. In her own mind she was on time. Her current captain was far too strict for her own liking. “I have had dealings with them before. I’m confident they are responsible for a number of crimes against Silvermoon.” She said with disappointment in her voice. “Good to know you are acquainted with them. Some of our intelligence suggests that they recently started collecting and selling Azerite on the black market. The substance has incredible potential and we need to shut down anyone who does not exclusively deal with the horde. So you’re new assignment is one that will be beyond dangerous, but I am confident that you can accomplish it. You are to infiltrate the Cartel.”Distrò82 1d
1d WET Community Lounge #154 Good Morning and welcome to lounge #154 All are welcome who come as friend. The fridge is restocked Dumplings, waffles and donuts are available on the table pillow piles are comfy Play nice. Say hi to Jerry if you go upstairs, probably best to avoid the Tauren whiskey Have fun =) Previous lounge: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20768806937?page=1 Archive of infinite knowledge: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/13780458267Surfgirl500 1d
1d Question, Light Vs. Void I had a question about the two, Is it cannon anywhere that the light could remove void from a living being? Regardless to the degree of infection. I've seen a lot of role play where people play out having void energies removed from them by a Priest of the Light. it just seemed strange to me and was curious. ThanksRaih4 1d
2d How do you deal with Gatekeepers? So as the title suggests, I am starting to get really... REALLY tired with gatekeepers so... How do you folks deal with them? Some of the things that I have thought of as most folks that RP use addons such as TRP, I was thinking of making profiles that break the third wall and have ... let's just say rather in-direct messages directed towards them. Such as being a headhunter. Who specializes in guards and gatekeepers. You know, the ones that carry keys... and stand before gates. But on a more serious point, I need to ask this and I would hope to get some real clarification on this issue: What's Blizzard's stance on Gatekeepers as I can't for the life of me see how continued disregard and hate being thrown to people for what they roleplay (when it's within' the ToS and general etiquette of no-public ERP) ... I can't see it as any other way than a form of harassment. It feels akin to ... elitists looking down on casuals or the like. Which is a bad comparison since, from personal experience, the folks that actually try to restrict people's RP have a piss poor knowledge of lore and just general plausibility. But the point still remains, it feels like folks are trying to act in an elitist fashion.Kittenbeard10 2d
2d Ered’Kiel’s Desolation (OOC Temp closed) This is the ooc thread for the villain rp between Salkeen, his minions, masters Jericha and other denizens. As of right now the thread will probably not be receiving newcomers as the villains gotta settle in a cause some destruction before heroes can rise to the call to push them out. https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20764346258?page=25Salkeen500 2d
2d RP Pet Peeves Any pet peeves you see people do that irritate you? 1) Posting something, and then walking off before giving others a chance to respond. That can be infuriating, particularly when it's a heated situation. In all honesty, I know a lot of people don't pay attention to it, but it's really kind of rude to those you're RPing with. 2) Lengthy character history in TRP. Everyone's the hero of their own stories, and I can promise you that no one's going to love your character as much as you do. I'm a big fan of leaving a lot to the imagination, and having your history be something that can be learned over time. 3) Characters that aren't RP'd to their Lore There's a lot of hate for Demon Hunters, and it's not completely unwarranted. Lore wise, as a Demon Hunter, you -should- be in Argus, killing demons. That is your character's purpose, and until that job's done, if they're not fighting, then they're wounded to the point that they can't fight. All of these super jolly Demon Hunters running around SMC and Stormwind, sometimes it's difficult to take the RPers seriously. Demon Hunters aside, another pet peeve of mine related to non-lore following characters are those who don't have the personality that matches their character. For instance, druids who don't give a !@#$ about nature and stuff (Unless your IC class isn't the same as your OOC class). Tauren who RP as violent, mean-muggin thugs looking to start trouble, or Goblins who RP very friendly people who aren't the least bit greedy. Can these types exist? Sure. Are they the norm? Absolutely not. 4) This is A/B RP, C your way out. A large part of RPing is making friends (IC or otherwise) and writing stories with their character, and yours. It's incredibly infuriating being in a situation where in order to RP your character as intended, you need to take part in the RP. (For instance, your character over-sees abuse happening, and needs to step in.) What result you end up with is your RP is ignored, entirely. Rather it's because they're incapable of keeping up, or what seems to be the issue most of the time; they just don't want you to be a part of their RP. If you're RPing in public areas, be prepared for others to join you. Especially if your OOC thumbnail says. "Walk-ups welcome" I'm not trying to be some RP elite douche. In fact, I'm glad to help new players learn where to start and how to progress, but I just thought it'd be fun to share a list of what pet peeves bother me in RP. What are yours?Shaje110 2d
2d Dwarf too young? I recently started a DID and was wanting to make a backstory for her. I wanted her to be young, perhaps even pre-adult, but for dwarves that's anything younger than 40(According to the wiki that I was reading) My question is, would my dwarf be considered "under age" if she was aged 20-25? To a human, that's an adult. To a dwarf, it's still an adolescent. What do you guys think? Do you think it would be alright to roleplay a dwarf that age, or should I just go with a brand new adult by making her 40?Surora10 2d
2d "You can't do that." I've been playing WoW since around 2006, and started RPing on Emerald Dream with my first ever toon, a Dwarf Hunter. I wanted to be like the Dwarf in the original WoW cinematic, with the bear - however I was also quite young, and thought that RPing a half-demon was a fantastic idea and would be received well by the RP community. As you might already have guessed, my circle of friends was rather small and people often refused to interact with me because I outwardly knew very little lore, and you could tell from talking to me that I was not much older than a child. Still, those that knew me tolerated me and I am grateful for this. I continued to play with the same group of people into mid-BC, until they started to quit the game or change servers one by one. I look at the community of RPers then - hell, even a couple of expansions ago, and compare it to now. Whenever someone asks whether they can play, say, a dragon, the answers that are rallied around usually are "Why not?" or something vaguely along those lines, while in the past, the more popular answer would be "No." I don't want anyone to think that I have a preference with what other people do with their time, but I am wondering when and why this shift away from more hard lined, lore-abiding RP or bust occurred. Just a thought.Poxxa67 2d
2d The Anguish of the Druids Garani ran through the forests of the Felwood at breakneck speed. Nearly flying across the ground in her cat form, the troll druid moved at a pace that would have impressed the most skilled feral druids. She had been running for nearly a day, ever since she heard the terrible news of what their "Warchief" had done. It wasn't something she would believe. It just couldn't be true. She had to see for herself. Nearly a day before Garani had been milling about Orgrimmar, studying with the tuaren druids of the Valley of Wisdom when her shaman friend Gregaren had returned to the city. The big tauren had seemed nearly in shock at what he had seen. He had told Garani of how he had followed the assembled Horde troops through Ashenvale and Darkshore. Gregaren was a Shaman healer and had done his best for the wounded soldiers and adventurers. But Garani just couldn't believe what he had said about how the short, vicious campaign had come to an end. It just couldn't be true. The druid streaked through the Felwood so quickly that near the entrance to Timbermaw Hold she simply went straight north and easily bounded right up the tall, jagged hills separating it from Darkshore. Cliffs that would have been nearly unscaleable normaly simply flew under her with barely a thought. After reaching the bottom of the cliffs she turned west past the ruins of Mathystra, swam across the river at the bottom of the waterfall in the Withering Thicket, and finally sped north, reaching the shoreline some two hundred paces west of the husk of Lor'danel. What the troll druid beheld chased all coherent thought away. The sight detroyed her grip on her cat form and she walked, speechless to the shoreline. It couldn't be true. It just couldn't be real. But it was. Teldrassil was burning. A night elf Sentinel keeping watch from Lor'danel was the first to spot her on the shore. She hopped off the watchtower, landing easily and took off running toward the troll. Was this a scout for a renewed attack? What more could the horde do to them? She raised the alarm as she sped through the arch marking the edge of the village. It didn't matter to Garani. Teldrassil was burning. The guard Captain saw the sentinel dash off and immediatly called a few guardsmen to him and chased the night elf warrior past the arch. If this troll was a scout she wouldn't be reporting back. The captain and his men formed up behind the sentinel and followed her across the shoreline, scanning the treeline for possible ambush. It didn't matter to Garani. Teldrassil was burning. When they where some twenty paces away a cry tore from Garani's throat. The wail of anguish stopped the sentinel and the guards in there tracks. Garani fell to her knees in the damp sand. Tears streamed down her face. She wrapped her arms around herself trying to comfort a wound that wasn't physical. She could not take her eys off the massive burning tree. The sentinel approached cautiously. The troll seemed to be whispering something over and over again. Suddenly (and surprisingly) unsure of what to do, she simply walked up slowly and put a hand on the troll druids shoulder. Garani turned and looked up at her with tear filled eyes and grabbed her arm. She said four words in orcish that would haunt the sentinels dreams for weeks to come. "By Elune!" the sentinel whispered voice shaking. "What did she say?" the guard captain asked, sword and shield still at the ready. The sentinel took off her helmet and looked at the captain with grief apparent on her face. "She is a druid," the sentinel replied quitely. "They often learn to commune with the floara and fuana around them. She says she can hear them." "By the Light!" the guard Captain said, suddenly unable to take his eyes off the burning ruin of the night elf home in the revelation of this new and fresh horror. Garani could hear the trees screaming.Tavyne2 2d
3d Can anyone help me find me a home? Looking to move away from PvE and raiding and getting back into roleplaying. My character is a Laughing Skull bounty hunter looking for work in either: A) A Goblin Cartel as a hired mercenary/enforcer B) An Orc clan as a full-fledged member. Can anyone suggest a realm and a guild for me to look into? I've mainly only roleplayed as Alliance on Moonguard so I'm not too familiar with where the horde are these days.Mokgerah1 3d
3d A message to Villain rpers (ooc) (I am posting this on a level one alt to avoid to be flamed on my main for this) I was rping in Strormwind and someone said this in /y and I believe this message applies to ANYONE who wants to play as the bad guy. ...Celydahliia24 3d
3d The Fire Knight I'm a death knight who prefers fire frost. As if I was raised by Ragnaros instead of the Lich King.Gorekhan2 3d
3d My Cast of Characters Going to post two of my characters here since the last time I tried to post each of them it failed. Feel free to say things about them if you like! Name: Ravasha Witchhawk. Age: 22. Appearance: Ravasha has reddish-brown hair tied back into a ponytail by a green sash. Her hair is clipped at the side by a green hair clip. She has white skin and wears red lipstick. Her nails are coated with red nail polish as well. Ravasha wears gold hoop earrings she bought in Silvermoon for a special occasion. She wears a set of red robes with gold and black designs. Background: Ravasha was born to a family of mages and researchers. Choosing to research and practice fire magics in her early life she rose to fair proficiency. When Arthas came to raze the Sunwell her magics failed her as she battled the undead Scourge. Seeking a new kind of power she eventually found a teacher in Selerra Sorrowsong and began her new life as a warlock. Staying in Silvermoon City she has taken to searching for tomes of her craft that she can study as well as ever new ways to destroy her enemies with her spells--She may even try to test her theories on demon hunters and other warlocks due to their similar energies. Name: Bravicia Witchhawk. Age: 999. Appearance: Bravicia's skin is coated in red scales. She has long ginger red hair and wears gold hoop earrings given to her by her sister. Bravicia has curved black horns growing from either side of her head. She wears a red-and-gold veil/blindfold over her eye sockets. She wears a leather tunic and leather skirt as well as boots that cover part of her legs with small heels. Background: Bravicia was born to the Witchhawk family of Quel'thalas and rather than taking on scholarly pursuits found herself in love with fancy footwork, speed and melee weaponry. She employed herself as a tracker and scout. Seeing her sister Ravasha just about killed by the Scourge she started to believe that her current path was not enough and took the opportunity to travel to Outland with Kael'thas Sunstrider when it came. Meeting Illidan and training at his Black Temple she consumed the heart of a succubus as her rite of passage as a demon huntress. Participating in the mission to retrieve the Sargerite Keystone she boarded the Fel Hammer and helped to destroy Brood Mother Tyranna. After recovering from her imprisoning by the Wardens she began living in Dalaran. Working to end the Legion whenever possible she hopes to someday see her home and family again. Done. I shall write the others' stories when I can and edit them into my starting post or else just make new posts for them. :) List of Character Posts: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20754448071#post-6 (Vaneka and Catherana) https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20754448071#post-7 (Lexica Brighthope) https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20754448071#post-9 (Aichun Oddmoon) https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20754448071#post-12 (Jezula of the Darkspear)Bravicia36 3d
3d How Do YOU RP? /Walking and using emotes and keeping my characters movement in sync. Just clicking on different NPCs to talk and waving and buffing a nearby player. Exploring instances and roaming across the zones. Going on group rides across vast areas. Playing different games with others who RP. I like what I coined decades ago - ACTION-RP. Playing the game and doing quests and pvp and dungeons and raids, while trying to remain true to my character. It doesn't have to be much. While there is a TON of content and many activities, there are even more things to do by using our imaginations! We can play and RP anywhere! I like joining events and stories other RPers lead, especially when it flows with the current story in game or in each xpac area. Of course, who doesn't love a fun tavern night? I wish things would slow down. Play more like Skyrim. Just walking to Goldshire at night from SW looks amazing! I also believe in RPing in combat. Have FUN with it. So what if you can kill something in 2 hits. Pretend it's more dangerous and move around more! So many things Ok that's what comes to mind right now lol How do you RP? What do you enjoy? Tell us :)Xalonn13 3d
3d The Tauren are individuals! A common frustration I and many Tauren RPers share is that people seem to think that since Baine is against this war and violence in general then all Tauren are because apparently the Tauren are a hivemind to them. Tauren a predominantly peaceful people it's true. But they also have no shortage of warriors who yearn to claim glory on the field of battle and slay their hated foes. And I can prove it. --- In The Shattering on Page 243 Cairne notes that only elderly Tauren and a few members of other races were on his side of the arena while members of all races were on Garrosh's side including many young Tauren. So obviously there were a number Tauren who knew about Garrosh and felt his path of aggression was the way for the Horde to go. Although I guess it is worth noting that Garrosh's temperament wasn't as intense back then. In the Southern Barrens in the Alliance questline there a Tauren you have to kill named "Kona Thudnerwalk" who warns the Alliance player that they are trespassing on sacred grounds and when killed tells the player that the Barrens will consume them. From this we know the Tauren consider Alliance presence in the Barrens as a violation of sacred land. In the Pandaren starting zone questline they meet representatives of the Alliance and Horde. Representing the Horde was a Tauren named "Korga Strongmane" who obviously held deep resentment and hostility towards the Alliance even saying ... He was a prisoner on their airship but it's heavily implied his anger towards the Alliance preceded that. In the Short Story Baine Bloodhoof: As Our Fathers Before Us near the end of Page 2 one of Baine's advisors speaks up against Baine's negotiations with the Quilboar advocates for their eradication instead. So even some among Baine's advisers do not always call for peace. After Sunwalker Dezco rescues Anduin he says this: ... So even the noble Paladin Dezco sees the Alliance as an enemy. In A Good War there is a Tauren named "Hiamo". Hiamo joins a raid on a Night Elf ship off the coast of Darkshore and join the Orc Morka in taunting the defeated Night Elves and threatening them into sailing the ship for them to aid the Horde in transporting troops across the ocean into Teldrassil. --- In all these examples I have listed not once are any of these characters implied to be outliers or even outside of the norm. So yes the Tauren are predominately peaceful, yes the Tauren revere nature, no they do not tolerate the Alliance, no they are not pacifists, no they do not always want peace with their enemies. The Tauren have plenty of reason to hate the Alliance too. Ever heard of the Stonespire Tribe? It's okay if you haven't because they were wiped out by an Alliance genocide. Bael Modan was built upon the ruins of their village and the excavation around it was once their holy ground. Ever see the Battlescar in the Southern Barrens? That's Alliance aggression defiling the lands. Ever seen the Bael'dun Digsite in Mulgore? Those are Alliance Dwarves defiling the land against the Tauren's wishes. The Tauren even gave them permission to dig as long as they respected the land but the Dwarves couldn't even manage that much. Then there's the big one that I won't call by it's name because it always starts a fight when brought up. --- It kind of drives me insane when Alliance players think the Alliance is totally open to peaceable relations with the Tauren too. Sure Anduin is all for it but the Alliance as a whole isn't. In Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War the guard in Jaina's quaters refers to Perith Stormhoof as a "creature" showing that he doesn't even regard the Tauren as a person. If the Alliance player attacks Sunwalker Dezco in the Tavern in the Mists, Anduin's guards will happily join in and help the player kill him despite Anduin's protests. So no, the Alliance as a whole is not completely open to working with the Tauren. --- All I'm saying is give Tauren RPers some breathing room and stop forcing them into this mold of gentle giants who just want to pick flowers and sing songs all day. We Tauren are proud warriors and many of us will gladly soak our weapons with the blood of those who would threaten Mulgore.Onotay7 3d
4d Called out in General for "lore-breaking" I created this character quite some time ago and figured I'd roleplay something that I considered to be cool. This Forsaken mage was a High Elf that was killed when Arthas strolled through Silvermoon on his way to the Sunwell. I figured that anybody killed by the Scourge was eligible to be raised and then freed by Sylvanas to become a member of the Forsaken. Is there something wrong with that? My profile shows my race as Forsaken Quel'dorei. A while back, I was hanging out in SMC looking for some RP, when some random DH walked up(Their TRP showed their class as "duelist") and started calling me a snowflake and that I need to "read the lore". Not to mention that this was all typed out in /say so everybody around could see it. What are your thoughts on this?Zyleria11 4d
4d How do you feel about People who RP their characters to hear old god whispers? Granted you don’t see too many of them, but I always thought people looked down on it. Why would they be whispering to you? Is your character that important? Those are some of the questions that can be brought up Now I don’t mean that to come off in the wrong way, if I see someone doing it, I won’t judge. Heck I’d play along because I find it interesting. I’m not sure others would do the same though What do you guys think?Mythîc9 4d
4d Your main as a W3-esque hero I saw something like similar in another forum and since we have very few things like this I thought "why not? might be fun." (specially now since warfronts are all about that W3 nostalgia lol) The premise is simple, just write down how would your char react or say when commanded to do things like in a moba/rts. Also, feel free to make yours as elaborate as you want, I did mine kinda in a hurry- add quotes when using abilities, /jokes, quotes when killing someone of X race/faction- go crazy with it. (also i admit i stole the "Rain in the forest" one from darkest dungeon, im not even sorry for that ) Spawning -Until my crimes are burnt away. Clicked -Greetings. -I lead to serve. -May I... help you? Move -Ride the waning light of man... -Understood. -At once. -Bound to the killing wheel. -So be it. -I just might. Attack -Rain in the forest. -Down! Down! Down! -Before, I needed to do this. Now, I want to. -Yonder blight calls the mist. In the black heather. -For the living... -For the Alliance. -Breathe the green winds. -Submit! Kill quotes -My dark thirst slaked. -It flutters in the wind, nests in my hand -Every death helps. -When it's time, it's time. -[Against an Orc] *chuckles* This bring backs some memories. -[Against a Troll] Dance and die for me, boy. -[Against a Forsaken] You'll never lay a finger on the living again. -[Against a Blood Elf] Summer before the fall. -[Against a Nightborne] From the lowest serf to the highest lord. -[Against a Druid] Both unpredictable and useless. -[Against a Warlock/Demon Hunter] None shall lament the passing of a demon. -[Against a Shaman] The green wind enshrouds the elemental. -[Against a Warrior] *chuckles* Weak. -Petals must fall. -The tide rises. And the tide falls. Dying -Amaranthine... someone look after... my niece. -Hail the Light, full... of... grace. -I thought I would never rest. Overclicked -*Breaths deeply, clearly aggravated* -*grits teeth* Juniper, lavender, jasmine and lilac... -*Sighs* Sun up, sun down, sun up, sun down, again.Gharion11 4d
4d Need Kaldorei/Elune help So Kon here is an avid devotee of Elune...He doesn't see himself as a Druid truly... Been looking for an IC identity... In Suramar we see <Moon Guard> as a npc faction...They seem to be Kaldorei Mages or Priests or Druids who utilize the power of Elune and are very devoted to her...Can anyone tell me more about this faction? Or where to learn more, and if it would IC appropos to have Kon be a member?Konstantinós6 4d
4d Posting for Posterity. Is Azerite going to be like Saronite? Old God blood. Are we helping N'zoth recover?Johaìs12 4d
5d Sylvanas's talks about Nathanos Sylvanas thought back to a time long past and looked at Perfectia, “Nathanos was one of the only human rangers in the Silver Covenant at the time and most of my kind were a little disgusted with him but they couldn’t deny his skill. Nathanos Marris had certain traits that I immediately found appealing and one of the most prominent was his penchant for taking risk and coming out on top. He wasn’t a young upstart wanting to be guided into greatness but also wasn’t a centuries old member fearing that everything they worked for could be gone in one second in a battle. He knew that he came from nothing and he would die with nothing, he told me that he was expendable and with that, I threw him at the most dangerous members of the Horde. When he would win I was drawn to him and I knew he was very attracted to me. It was even more strange because I was the Ranger General of Silvermoon. Most men were afraid of me, they knew at the most I could kill them easily or at the least strip them of rank and power.” Sylvanas laughed, “That didn’t stop him from making his affection to me very obvious.” Sylvanas looked downward, “He brought me a flower and I threatened to kill him. He said, ‘I could bring you gems if that’s what you would like.’ Right in front of everyone, in front of my people, but he only had to look at them for them to stand down. Even as a soldier in my command I could see he had power that had taken me years to obtain and I told him I could strip him of rank and he just shrugged, smiled, and walked away. He had this playful attitude toward everything and he didn’t just take risks with extreme dangerous enemies, he took a risk with an extremely dangerous… well, me.” Sylvanas shook her head in disbelief, “He made his way into my private tent with gems this time, I drew my arrow, and he placed them on the nightstand by my bed. He told me that he lived to serve me, if I wanted him to die he would die, but it would be such a waste that his talents that could be used elsewhere, in matters of war and love. During that time there was almost a week of downtime. No fighting, no battles, just patrols and training. He was bored, I suppose, and so was I. I looked away and told him there were plenty of elves that admired him, that he could easily take to bed. He said, ‘There’s only you. My life is yours. My sword is yours. My bow is yours…’ he paused, '…my heart is yours. Send me to kill your enemies anywhere… and I’ll go.’ I smiled, and I told him to take off his clothes.” https://www.instagram.com/burnserik/Perfectia6 5d
5d (STORY) The Apprentice Part 1 ((This takes place shortly after the discovery of Pandaria and for the sake of this story, Deathwing isn't technically 'dead' yet. Itll all be clear once you read. just keep an open mind lol. I try not to portray my character as the 'One True Hero' of Azeroth. He is just kind of....there. Anyway, i hope you enjoy!) Footprints and claw marks raked and scuffed the surface of the earth as it thundered from the heavy thumps and beatings of hooves and angry roars. The owner of the footprints skidded to a stop at a nearby stone wall and firmly planted his back against it, he was then quickly followed by a creature with massive claws digging into the icy ground. He panted hard, almost out of breath as the cold air stung his lungs, his cream on white eyes darted about as he formulated a plan. A single scar ran from the corner of his eye to the bottom of his cheek bone, it had been a deep wound once and not caused by any weapon that could be forged. His white hair had been pulled back to prevent stray hairs from falling into his face and had been braided tightly so that it wouldn’t be a hindrance in a fight. Many plans were formulated and destroyed within his mind before he finally settled on one. He reached across his chest and removed the cloak he had been wearing through the snowy tundra and tossed it further down the hill. The stones reverberated as his enemies grew closer, he chuckled and looked at his feline companion. She was panting and let out a small rumble as she growled her disapproval of her masters humor. At her death glare, the long eared elf sobered up and drew his long, blue barreled rifle from the small of his back and held it close. He nodded to his companion and she seemingly vanished from view as she crept slowly across the gap. He recited a short spell and felt his senses heightened, his vision became clearer and he could sense all his enemies approach. It was as though he were soaring high above them as a hawk would be. As his companion reached where she was going, he spun about the corner and instantly fired a point blank shot through the skull of the head troll that had been chasing him. He spun away from the wall as the trolls mount lost its footing under the dead weight of its rider and crashed into the wall, dislodging several bricks. The elf kept up a steady pace of fire, dropping trolls as they rose above the crest of the small hillock before him. One unlucky soul made it past his fire, only to be taken down and have its throat stolen by his well-trained and smart night-saber. This caused the elf a moment of hesitation, which in turn lost him his precious ground advantage. As five trolls charged him, his companion pounced one to the ground, wrestling with it, clawing and snapping at its throat. He dropped his gun in favor of the twin swords across his hips, drawing them in one fluid movement he decapitated one troll while slicing another across its abdomen, spilling its intestines to the ground. Pulling the blades to bare, the last two hesitated, fear enveloping them as their foe literally stood in a sea of their comrades bodies. With a sigh, the elf turned his back and sheathed his weapons. He picked up his gun and holstered it across his back. However, a hand lingered over a silver tubed gun that was strapped to his thigh. The trolls slowly gained their courage back and began to approach the elf. There was a roar as one troll fell to four sets of claws and a set of teeth digging into its spine. The last one looked from his fallen comrade back to the elf, who had covered the several feet between them rather quickly and was holding the silver tube that was obviously loaded and primed. “Run...” The troll stumbled and fled back over the crest of the hill. The elf sighed as the feline approached him. Its feminine voice danced through his mind. 'They never learn, do they Whist?' His companion nudged his leg. 'Anytime we pass close enough they come after us because of what you did to them two years ago.' Whist holstered his weapon and readjusted his equipment. Taking several more steps down the hill, he pulled a long black wool cloak free of some debris from the fight. He clasped it about his shoulders with a shimmering crimson gem encrusted with gold dragons swirling the edges of it. Inside the cloak there was movement and a small red dragon whelp clawed its way to Whist's shoulder and sat there, squawking his disapproval of being tossed around inside the small den he made out of one of the pockets inside the cloak. “At least we got what we needed.” Whist then pulled a gold disc from his pocket and examined it. “Yeah, this is what she wanted.” He then replaced it back into his pocket and pulled forth an elongated whistle in the shape of a dragon. After giving it a good blow, he waited for his dragon mount to arrive.Whistt3 5d
5d Legionstrike: Alpha [Open] Saehri stood at the edge of the floating island to the east of The Conservatory. Azeroth shimmered in the distance, a shining backdrop to the shattered metropolis in the foreground. Mac'Aree had cracked into a thousand pieces yet she could still recognize the streets of the city she grew up in. Turning, the purple saronite armor that covered her eight foot form clattered as her icy gaze lingered on the demonic scouting party she and her daughter had slain, her malicious scythe still embedded in a demons skull. Grabbing the weapon the demons body quickly decayed, moving to the far corner of the ruins Saehri found her daughter. The young Draenei sat quietly against a broken pillar, her lithe form hidden behind a bright violet fur lined cloak, the only evidence of her ivory complexion being the two backwards swooped horns sticking out of the hood. Floating in front of her was a large tome, arcane energy manipulated the book as well as the quill moving quickly across it's pages. Saehri raised an eyebrow but Vahrra answered the question before it could be asked. “I have been studying the combination of arcane and necromancy and it’s effect on the legion. After all, knowledge is power, that’s what you…” Vahrra caught herself, “I mean my mother…” The mage let out an exasperated sigh and turned her cerulean gaze up towards Saehri, “Apologies mother, this is still…odd.” Vahrra offered the Death Knight a warm smile. “It is, I’m sure with time we will both adjust. Now to more pressing issues.” Saehri produced a list from Archmage Khadgar along with several rune carved stones. “Here’s the list Khadgar provided detailing the people he recruited and their locations. I’ve taken the liberty of adding the last name myself…” Vahrra cut Saehri off. “The Warlock you mentioned?” She questioned. Saehri nodded as she laid each stone on the ground, each accompanied by a personalized letter to the recipient, the last letter to Chesz written by Sae herself. “Can you lock onto them and transport the stones?” Saehri rested the blade of her scythe on the ground as she waited for Vahrra to respond. “Give me a moment,” The Draenei stood, grasping hold of her vibrant golden staff, and studied the list for several moments, “I should be able to blink each stone and letter to the appropriate person, it should appear right in front of them…or hit them in the head.” Saehri began to protest before Vahrra cut her off, “You try teleporting small objects impossible distances then tell me how accurate you are,” She chuckled lightly before closing her eyes. A flow of arcane energy billowed her cloak revealing just a hint of the well kept purple and gold cloth underneath. One by one each stone and letter disappeared with an arcane pop. “Just your Warlock left….ah!” As the final stone blinked out of existence an unexpected blowback of energy knocked the mage on her backside, “Ouch…care to explain that one mother?” She asked teasingly. “I am sure I do not want to know,” Saehri responded as she helped Vahrra up. “Do we know anything about our destination?” The Death Knight waited as the mage rubbed her temples, shaking off the unexpected backfire. “Not really,” She shook her head, her loose raven hair swaying back and forth. “I tried reaching out through whatever ley lines this planet still has but, aside from there being an unnatural amount of energy coming from a dead quadrant I can’t tell you anything you don’t already know.” Saehri nodded as her daughter spoke. “I expected as much, in any case the team should be arriving soon.”Saehri194 5d
5d Shadows of Sholazar (( IC -- Closed RP )) Those accepted would have each received a plain envelope stamped with a blue wax seal, bearing the insignia of a trident imposed upon a sun. Inside would be a neatly written letter stating the following: To whom it may concern: Greetings. I hope this letter finds you in good health. Your offer of assistance is accepted, and much appreciated. I am currently camped near Lake Kum'uya, a few miles up the road from Warsong Hold and Valiance Keep. I shouldn't be too hard to find, since I'm within sight of the main road—look for a banner bearing the same insignia as the seal stamped in the wax. Scrawled at the bottom of the letter is a rather messy signature-- Morician Blackborne --------------------- The early morning sun shown down upon the tundra plains; a chill breeze dampening what little warmth little warmth it struggled to provide. Northrend was a cold land—a harsh land—and while the short summer season might seem to offer some hope of respite rarely a day went by without some reminder of the unforgiving climate. The cold itself, however, did not seem to disturb the lone figure camped out on the plains, nor the great warhorse accompanying him. The offerings of his camp were certainly meager—a small ash-covered circle of stones indicating where a campfire once was and a small patch of flattened ground cover where a bedroll had once been. Planted firmly in the dirt nearby was a black war banner emblazoned with the white outline of a trident imposed upon a sun. Morician himself sat quietly on a rock nearby, studying a handful of letters with a thoughtful frown. As was usually the case, he was dressed in full plate armor save for the helmet, which hung securely from the back of his charger's saddle. The plate itself appeared to be forged from elementium rather than saronite, with hints of orcish styling, and what appeared to be a paladin's libram case hanging at his side. Completing the ensemble was a heavy, fur-trimmed cloak draped about his shoulders, and a tabard matching the war banner's colors covering his chest. Though he occasionally checked his surroundings, Morician did not seem to be scanning for enemies as much as he seemed to be waiting for someone. Or in this case, several someones. Just cool your heels...they'll be here soon enough, he thought to himself, standing up to stretch his legs for what had to have been the twentieth time that morning. While the clear blue sky indicated the weather would be cooperative for the trip to Sholazar, he couldn't help but feel a slight sense of unease about the mission. He hadn't been able to glean much information from the hunters he had spoken with at the inn in Valaince Keep, and what little information he did have gave no good indication of what they were up against. The most he could do was make rough guesses based on what he did have, and his previous experiences in the jungle crater. The rest would hopefully become clear with time.Morician345 5d
5d Cult of the Black Scales [IC] Please see the sign up thread for rules and to sign up. Sign ups are still open for interested parties. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20744714312 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mortre paced in the depths of her caverns. “It just doesn’t make sense.” She grumbled. The contract, the death knight hunt, the stalking. What was going on? The worgen felt like she was missing a piece, a crucial piece, to this puzzle. She had almost worn a path into the stone of the cavern floor. Sterixia entered the cavern. As she did, her form began to shift. It went temporarily incorporeal as she twisted into the form of an elf like creature. Sterixia still hadn’t mastered the ability, as the elf took form it looked like a strange, alien creature. Her skin was leathery and pink, with patches of black silk like scales dotting the surface. Her hair was not hair, yet a long, piece of leathery cartilage that she could somewhat move. Her ears were indented in a way that they almost looked like dragon wings. Off of each corner of her jaw was a small tentacle. Sterixia’s form held no clothing, rather an elegant pattern of black silk scales and membrane. As she came out of the incorporeal state, she smiled at Mortre. Mortre regarded the netherdrake with a slight grin herself. “Getting better. I suppose you may look normal someday.” She chuckled to herself and resumed her pacing. Sterixia sat on a nearby stone and observed. “Sterixia… I just don’t know.” Mortre sighed. “I know someone is out for me… but who. Something seems so familiar, yet so foreign.” She paused and regarded the pondering netherdrake with softened eyes. Sterixia simply shook her head, having no idea herself. The muted woman stood and approached Mortre. She wrapped her arms around the worgen in a hug. Mortre’s face reflected a look of startled amusement, before she ran a clawed hand down Sterixia’s head. “Listen, if anything happens; go to Kersia. I am sure she will keep you safe.” Sterixia pushed away from Mortre and looked at her confused. It was uncharacteristic of her to be so… warm. Whatever had been going on, it bothered the dark woman deeply, and that troubled Sterixia. Mortre was always so confident, so decisive. And here she was. Deeply troubled. Sterixia felt a bubbling worry fill her body. “Well,” Mortre sighed. “You should go get something for food. Try to stay away from settlements okay?” Mortre grinned at her. Sterixia nodded and began to leave the chamber when something struck her. The world around her began to fade to black. She saw chains spring up from the stones, wrapping around Mortre. And then there was only darkness. Mortre watched with horror as something flew from the corner of the cavern and struck Sterixia. “Who’s there!?” she shouted. Chains sprung from the stones, binding her body in place. I don’t understand!? I sensed no one! Has the earth betrayed me!? Mortre looked wildly around the room. Laughter echoed down the tunnels and into the cavern. A figure took form, rising through what looked like liquid stone. He was human in appearance, garbed in what appeared to be formal attire. He didn’t look much older than eighteen, but he appeared sickly and ill. Dark circles could be seen under his eyes. He skin was bronzed in color, and his eyes were golden with elongated pupils. His hair was black and slicked back. He chuckled and shook his head. “Finally found you, after all this time.” His voice was dark and operatic. “Who are you!? What have you done with Sterixia!?” Mortre pulled against the chains, her face contorted into a snarl. He took a few steps towards her. “Oh my, you don’t recognize me? It hasn’t been that long… mother.” Mortre’s eyes grew wide. All the pieces snapped in place. “V-vinarion? You are alive? How?” “Well,” Vinarion walked around her, speaking with a slow and deliberate tone. “After you abandoned us, after father’s death, I took leadership. I lead us all to safety… to livelihood. I created a safe haven! And now… we want you!” A half elf female, garbed in black leather; with the same skin tone, eye color, and hair color as Vinarion, appeared behind Mortre. “Sorry, Mother.” She whispered softly into Mortre’s ear as she stuck a needle into Mortre’s flesh. “Van… exia? You are alive… too?” Mortre felt the world spin around her as she fell to her knees. Vanexia was there, standing above her. Next to her was another high elf, his hair long and loose. He stood with a grin plastered on his face, revealing the jagged teeth that filled his mouth. He leaned against a great scythe as he watched Mortre on the ground. Mortre looked between the three, the borders of her vision blackening. “Vanzer… you too? You all… are-“ The world faded out of view, as Mortre fell into a deep slumber.Mortre454 5d