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 ( and guidelines ( 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
Jul 20 [Guide] In-Game Roleplay -- The Basics EDIT: Since Meep has posted something at the top of her thread about sticky status and 'liking' the post, I thought I'd also do the same. In order to get this stickied on the top of the forums (to help out players interested in roleplay in AND out of the game), you will have to 'like' (pressing the 'thumbs up' button on the right side of my posts) my posts and press the "Request Sticky" text at the top right of my topic (directly underneath your account character's picture) to help this gain a little bit more popularity... and if you don't think this guide is sticky-worthy, please give me feedback! ---- 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 to help you learn about the joy of roleplaying. Also, since I do not consider myself 'the best of the best', this guide will be open to criticism (to question or correct what information I've provided in this guide). After all, this guide is meant to be helpful and insightful when it comes to in-game roleplaying, not a bunch of garble that doesn't help anyone or make sense. Any suggestions on corrections, additions, or deletions are completely welcome, and preferred. Even if you're skeptical about some piece of information, question me! I'll be happy to answer questions. 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 CompilationShandrís105 Jul 20
Feb 9 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: 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: 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: 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.Meep166 Feb 9
Sep 25 [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 (such as an alternate dimension, change in the past, nightmares or dreams, etc.). But 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 in before they 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 dead bodies than they are zombies. 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 taken down to achieve the goal. The Challenges These usually include physical, mental and spiritual challenges which can be in any order, and usually spread out. These challenges also don’t have to be related to the main story, and can be simple challenges on the side to further character development. The Approach Your hero is getting close to the goal! Is s/he backing out? Preparing for battle? Avenging his/her mentor’s death? Having multiple flashbacks?Canniibal21 Sep 25
Nov 21 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: 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: 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: "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: 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): , 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: 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): , 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): , 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: ; Section: Foundation of Quel'Thalas. -- Thread: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Nov 21
Oct 9 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.Nethaera4 Oct 9
29m Black Harvest: Rp-signup(OOC) A goblin is in a major city, he walks up to you handing out flyers, he grins excitedly at the person he handed it too. "Hey pal, this is a one in a life time! Party in a village far in northrend, a group of people have been having a harvest festival, so a human i know decided to up the game and help pay for a party there, he said everyone is welcome, he figured it would be best to celebrate and throw out the worries of war outside the window! Everyone is welcome to come, drink, feast, and party! and more!" The goblin jumps with joy, "All free and all you gotta do is head on out there, theres a village you can get to for a ride towards the place. its all on the flyer! Even the map!" he eagerly goes on about handing other flyers to everyone else before (you) get a chance to respond. The flyer appears to have a map that leads to the Grizzly hills, it also describes the recent changes and that both horde and alliance are allowed... strange indeed. the only requirement that seems to be on the flyer is that you can't raise a weapon at anyone and to bring yourself onto the said party, Something seems odd but being as how the legion invaded, you sure people could use something to relax a bit. Oh look theres a few extra details in saying a paying job for the festival... huh, they need healers, muscle and oddly enough almost anyone is qualified to do this paying job while also promising a good amount of coin. ___________ Hello, and welcome to the sign up thread for Black Harvest, it may seem innocent so far, but looks can be different. Specially if you got a Death knight named Darak on the loose still. If you have any questions on what may happen, feel free to ask in here but edit that said post if you want to join. Name: Brief Description; Reason for being here:Dârak57 29m
1h Is Saying Mu/Moo Offensive to Tauren? So... in WoW, the language of the tauren is Taur'ahe, and in Taur'ahe, "Mu" means "Hi." Yes. Moo = Hello. My question is... if my elf goes up to tauren and says "Mu" to them in greeting... is it racist? Is it like "ONLY WE CAN SAY THAT, HOW DARE YOU!" If he follows it up with a steak joke, he's sure to get hoof-stomped... but he's fascinated by shu'halo culture, so that's highly unlikely.Towanokee10 1h
1h Should I install XRP in addition to TRP3? As I understand it, TRP3 offers many unique features (at-a-glance, for example) that are only viewable to other TRP3 users, while XRP is more conservative (and concise) about what information it stores. For XRP users, even if they do not use TRP3 themselves, it will be worthwhile to install TRP3 just for the sake at looking others' profile. But for TRP3 users like myself, what benefits will we get from installing XRP? The only benefit I can think of is XRP's cross-realm support. But is there more to that? Also, are there any known compatibility issue arising from installing both TRP3 and XRP? This might be a question about Mary Sue Protocol in general, but what will TRP3 and XRP do when users have profiles in both TRP3 and XRP? Thank you.Selenius3 1h
4h W.E.T. Community Lounge #82 Salutations friends! And now it looks like it's my turn...... Here's a link to our last lounge thread And here's the way to the Lounge Archive: Now play nice. Ignore folks making crashing entrances, Brand's got a gadget that fixes those openings magically. Cuddle or sprawl on whatever your favorite furniture is to sprawl on. Plenty of food and drink available at all hours. Just remember to clean up your dirty dishes when you're done.Shadowdamna355 4h
4h Lore Q&A and Character Help Here to offer my services! I'm working on and off, playing a little here and there, working on my guides and all, but I decided to help those who needed it in the process. 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 Cannon characters in backstory/personality? Example: Celinia Is a HUGE fan of ETC (Elite Tauren Chieftain), and she has a major crush on Sig Nicious, to point of turning bright red and becoming clumsy when he as much as looks in her general direction. I'm obviously not going to add anything about him returning any said feelings, as a rock star he'd probably be used to such reactions. With that said, would it be going over the line to say they did have an interaction? Examples: he gave her a guitar pick that she keeps as a prized possession, took a photo with her and autographed it, or maybe he recognized her while out of uniform at Darkmoon fair as "Hey arn't you that Blood Knight?" Keeping everything G-rated as well. Would this be taking things to far into the "Sue Zone?"Celinia12 4h
7h Black Harvest (IC-Closed) The goblin that was seen handing out flyers rushes with a bag on his back to a ship, "Where the heck you been pal?" said loudly to the goblin, a group of sailors walk up to the goblin, one shrugging while the other just watching. "We had a little trouble." The goblin grunted with a sign of irritation but takes a deep breath and exhales, calming himself. "Well least you are here, the paying job for you folks is to get guests across the seas, least for a few days honestly." once he said that he crosses his arms eyeing up the crew. "Relax, it's not the first time transporting people." The goblin sighs, "Look, this is a big event for EVERYONE! Even your crew, a big party for Everyone, paid by some big shot gold investors are wanting this to go smoothly and my boss wants everyone to have a good time too, so it is not best to piss both of them off!" shoos off the sailors. "Now get goin! you floating scrapyard is in need of you guys, i will greet the guests till we get a tour guide or something..." he lets out a exhausted sigh, combing his hair back with both of his hands. "AND FOR GOODNESS SAKE! TRY NOT TO LOOK SLOPPY!" he yelled behind him, he turns back to look around for potential guests that might be arriving. "Swear... if we get guests leaving because of some disgusting sailors, i will hurt someone." he puts on a fake smile, digging his hands into his pockets. ____________ Upon looking into the flyer, you are presented with a map and meeting location for invitation to the party, looks like you gotta reach booty bay docks with a goblin who calls himself "Sniv". Also for some odd reason it seems there is no entrance fee, no need to pay for a meal and so on, but it suggest you bring coin anyway. That is odd... its not a scam is it? Could be worse, you thought to yourself, oh hey look! theres a ticket in here for free alcohol of your choice... and it looks like its up to ten uses. Sweet! Upon looking further you see a picture of the man who help funded the festival, huh, its a Human and a goblin.Hawkéns43 7h
9h Any idea on how i can replace arm I rp Lunnaya (Lune-ay-ya) and she just lost an arm to a demon. She's not Scourge or even undead or San'laynish yet. But once she is i want her arm to be regrown but not at it's normal state. Kinda evil looking. This is for art reasons and RP reasons. Any ideas and/or referencesLunnaya6 9h
10h The Centaur's Flask Tavern (Tavern RP) (My first time making a roleplay here, tips would be appreciated! I haven't seen any tavern roleplays since I've been back, so I thought it was about time for one.) The air in the tavern was hot, yet still cooler than the Barrens air outside. The air smelled of ale and many various foods. For being in the middle of nowhere along a quiet road, the tavern seemed to be fairly busy. Chatter and laughter filled the air. Though, that could have been because most of the patrons were drunk. Most of the staff consisted of goblins, though the patrons were of many different races. There were plenty of chairs and tables, and it seemed to have a pleasant atmosphere. Various decorations adorned the walls, from a zhevra hide to signs with words in multiple languages. With a well-equipped bar and a kitchen in the back, it seemed to be fairly nice. The owner must have been fairly well off. It seemed that both Alliance and Horde was welcome, with both being there. Qiau sat in a chair near the wall, a mug of ale next to her, sketching a new pattern for some sort of clothing. The tailor looked up, sighing lightly. She took a drink from her mug, looking around. There were definitely some interesting people here. Perhaps she should get up and talk to someone... No, I'll let them come to me. I don't want to bother anyone. Taking another drink, she continued to watch others around the bar, wondering who they are and what brought them to the tavern.Qiau87 10h
20h Suggestions on how to RP a BE Warrior So here's the background: my wife loves elves. I hate them. My best friend/roommate also has elves on this server. I used to play WRA Alliance Dwarven warriors. I've always liked Dwarves. I can't play the other horde races because of various reasons (orcs, pandaren and tauren too big, forsaken and goblins look too goofy,) so I'm going to play an elf warrior but I don't want to play an agile duelist or anything like that. I want to play a blazing lunatic ala the battleragers from D&D 2nd Edition (and beyond.) How can I merge my love of dwarven battleragers and this particular elf? How can I make an elf that fits lore that I also can stand RPing as?Henluin6 20h
23h You Meet Your Childhood Self (Scenario RP) For whatever reason, a couple of bored bronze dragons might have set you up to meet your childhood self (between 5-18 years old). What would you do? What would you say to your childhood self? What would your younger self think of the present day you? Feel free to give a short explanation or mini short story about it! ----- Silvani Nitroglitch sighed, smiling at the young, naive and adventurous 12 year old girl she used to be. The adult mage would walk over and kneel to the girl's eye level. "Hello there, child." The blue-haired Goblin girl turned and gasped, bringing her claws to her mouth in awe, "Woooaaaaah! Are you a mage, miss? I bet you are! You look like it! You look so pretty and strong too!... C-could you teach me? Please? I really want to become a mage, it's my biggest dream right next to exploring the world! But my mom won't let me..." The adult Goblin giggled kindly before placing a hand on the girl's shoulder. "I can't stay to give you private lessons, but I do have a few words of advice for you. First, know that you have what it takes to be a great mage. Don't ever let anyone try to discourage you, you keep on persisting and persevering. Second, try to be a little more cautious when you venture out alone... you're a smart girl, but don't go anywhere without being prepared first. Third, believe it or not, your mother does love you. She just doesn't show it in a way that makes sense. And the reason she leaves you in the care of others so often is because she is protecting you from her dangerous life. There are people out there that will hurt you, even if you are a child. Do you understand?" The girl stared at the hooded woman with a disturbed glint in her eyes. "W-....who are you...?" The older Silvani shook her head as the child backed up, "I'm afraid I must go. You'll know who I am one day. Take good care of yourself until then." And with that, the woman vanished into thin air, leaving a confused and bewildered Goblin child.Silvanni15 23h
1d Taverns & Caverns Company The second Heroes & Horrors group got under way Monday 1/23/2017 The group met, formed a guild, Rp'ed a bit and walked from Stormwind to the Westbrook Garrison- only slightly hindered by local fauna and a few ne'er-do-well bandits - oh and by picking flowers. We will reconvene there Monday, January 30 at 5 PM server time (but come early if you can). The goal is to be level 10. We'll follow the tenants of the Heroes and Horrors in spirit.Balwin41 1d
1d Rp story boards? Are there boards where someone goes to start to a story, then lets the commentators continue it? If so, is it under the Worlds End Tavern or is it under a different heading? Thanks.Brig2 1d
1d Magic conversion theory Hello, this is a theory i have been trying to discuss about the nature of magic and how the 6 different forms of magic energies (Light, Shadow, Arcane, Fel, Life and Necromancy) interact between them. I think that magic energies can be transformed from one type to another, just like how mechanical energy can be converted into electric energy in the real world. However, i also think that some energies cannot become others, in other worlds there are limitations in what type of conversions are possible. Also once something has been transformed into another, it's probably not possible to revert that transformation. First, the Light, the Light is the origin of everything, and that probably includes the other magics as well, however i find unlikely that the Light can become Necromancy or Fel energy directly. So the Light would be the origin of Life, Arcane and Shadow. Only Shadow can become Light again, and only the Light can create Shadow. Life. Life is used by Druids, Shamans and Monks. However, Life energy can also be used as a sacrifice to empower more evil forms of magic such as Necromancy and Fel. Thus, Life energy can be converted into Necromancy and Fel. Arcane, used by Mages. We also have seen how Arcane can be used to obtain Necromancy and Fel magic. Thus Arcane can be converted into both Fel and Necromancy, similar to Life energy. Then we have Fel, and we have seen how many Warlocks are also pretty competent necromancers, it is very likely that Fel energy can be converted into Necromancy. And then Necromancy, that, although cannot convert into anything else, it can be obtained using Arcane, Life, Fel and even Shadow energies. All of this is just a theory, since the Chronicles books doesn't dig too much into the interactions between the different forms of magic.Vincentiu2 1d
1d Brainstorming: Elite Five Giddis Blackbolt currently has two incarnations, the one I'm posting on now, and the other one you may have seen posting here and there with accented letters. Both of them have loyal minions, this one has exactly five, who're each talented in their own rights. One of them is also his mount (a red drake) named Sierrastrasza. However, currently, Sierrastrasza is the only one I have fully fleshed out. Which is why I created this brainstorming topic. I want help creating the other four, as well as deciding on a proper "group name," for what they call themselves collectively. Until then, I'm using "Elite Five" as a filler title. Please note: the Elite Five are not all warlocks/mages. Sierrastrasza herself is closer to a priestess than a mage.Giddis7 1d
1d Transmog Newb Hello folks, I am in dire need of assistance. You see I've been rping on wow for roughly five months now, and my gear for rp isn't transmogged. I store it all in my banks / bags and am real tired of taking up all my storage space. Also tired of when I want to rp having to fly to the nearest bank and grabbing my gear, I also live in fear of selling my gear on accident and not noticing. SO I need help finding a transmog. The current armor he wears is a mix match of just plate and a low level shoulder that I bought. Nothing flashy, that's the big thing about my character he's poor as all hell and the armor is functional. Thank you in advance!Gandrey7 1d
1d Best Question a Role Player Should Ask Obviously, this is my own personal opinion. And, just as obviously, though I think I'm right, some of you may disagree. You are certainly welcome to! However, please don't flame and get salty if you do disagree; we are all here to enjoy the awesomeness of Role Play. Now, just what is this question? And why do I think it is so important? Well, simply because Role Play is absolutely wonderful and answering this question serves to make it even more enjoyable! What will make Role Playing more immersive for me? My personal answer is the regular inclusion of a character's five senses while posting. This is so important and delightful for me that I even got out the old soap box, scrubbed her up and set her to text. For anyone interested, please visit: I'd love to hear from you guys! What heightens immersion for you? What things make Role Playing just that much more enjoyable for you? Or, on the flipside, what kills or dampens the enjoyment for you? And of course, comments and suggestions concerning my own answer are always welcome! The more thoughts the merrier!Sadist8 1d
2d What is wrong with Sistergoblin?! Getting there. What is wrong with Sistergoblin?! After receiving a job promotion to one of the cities in the lands controlled by the Orcs. She began to realize that there was something slightly off . Everyone knew that goblins were the best at the art of the sales and profiting yet here she was supervising a rather unusual bunch of sale associates. Many of them still had issues with how the last supervisor left them. One day without warning he just left. What did they expect from an undead rogue. The dark lady calls and they drop everything to answer her. She thinks to herself. 'Loyal, like dogs.' "Hmmm" she sounds out loud. ' Dogs like bones. Undead become bones. I can see the connection now that I think about it now.' She rolled her eyes. 'The great and wonderful Ezekiel'. Now there is an undead rogue I would gladly hunt down.' If that was not bad enough these associates just had to celebrate the passing of the supervisor before the undead 'great and wonderful Ezekiel'. It was no less then a female blood elf that went by the name of Calara. Now who in their right mind would put a blood elf in charge of sales. Everyone knows that elves get distracted with s.e.x. and they will lay with anything then give the profits away as a gift. Now the one thing that was not widely known by everyone that elves could do extremely well, other than the first thing I mentioned, is cooking. What they can do with butter is truly awe inspiring. The trouble was that not many elves ever wrote down the recipes. Not to mention that they are all extremely fit. Live everyday as if it were your last and you will find that excess on the body does not stay. Sistergoblin's stomach suddenly grumbled.Sistergoblin1 2d
2d [Short Story] Cloaked in Red Volanis Emberstride stared into the mirror. For all of his vanity, there was still one scar he would never- could never- get rid of. Starting from the tip of his nose, and ending at his browline, the entire upper right half of his face had been burnt badly, the result of taking a firebolt at point blank. It wasn't that he couldn't magic It away. Far from it, he knew a spell specifically designed to shift scar tissue until it was unrecognizable from normal skin. He just refused to forget the sin of wrath that he had committed. Not for the first time, his mind drifted back in time. To when he had committed his sin, and nearly died for it. If not for one man with whom he was now friends, in spite of their mutual vitriol.Giddis3 2d
2d A Hammer Reforged (IC) [Anyone is free to join, welcome and have fun :)] Chesz steps through the arch into the Sanctuary of the Void within Netherlight Temple. His eyes pass over Mort, who is kneeling in front of the wall of candles which are the only things to bring light into the enveloping darkness, as his attention is more drawn to the aesthetics of the room. Chesz shoots the guards that escorted him a few weary glances over his shoulder, noticing their bodies are tense and prepared to stand against him should the warlock try anything. After several moments of silence, Mort speaks, his voice ragged with what seems to be exhaustion, “I told you I could get you in here. You’re being watched, of course, so please behave yourself.” Chesz softly smiles under his hood, “Me? Behave? Always.” Mort grasps his trusty staff from in front of him and stands up, turning to face his former mentor. “I see you’ve finally decided on which side to join. You’ve also left your new pet outside like I’ve asked. Surprised you listened.” Chesz’s jaw clenches for a second before he replies through gritted teeth, “It wasn’t about sides. It was never about sides. It was about… family. Those that passed and those that came.” Mort paces within the shadows, only his silhouette being slightly visible, “And how’s that family treating you now?” “The Legion leaves no time for family. I had to focus. Comes back to where I’m at my strongest.” Chesz draws his dagger, earning him glares from the guards watching, but he simply rubs his fingers against the blade, “You haven’t called me here to discuss my choices. Have you found something?” Mort chuckles before returning to the wall of candles, his back to the warlock, “Your black blood made you plenty potent. Don’t lie to yourself as to why you’ve made the decisions you’ve made. But yes, I have found something. Rather, somethings actually.” The priest raises his hand and wafts it over the candles. Many of them snuff out, the remainder forming the shape of a spiked, burning hammer- the emblem of the Twilight Hammer. “The Twilights have taken advantage of the situation. They’ve begun regrouping. With our forces being focused on the Legion, they’ve had free reign in searching for more prisons or… deceased generals of the Void.” With another wave of his hand the candles once again shift, some relighting while others extinguish. This time they form the recognizable emblem that’s plastered on every naga standard. “They’re not without help. The naga are also aiding them. Scouring the seas looking for anything the sea may have swallowed.” Mort turns to face Chesz, surprised to see his mentor’s face devoid of emotion. Taking a few steps toward him and leaning on his staff, Mort continues, “The shadows spoke. They tell of the Twilight’s ritual to tear a rift through the Void and bring through horrors. On the other hand, the naga may be coming close to the husk of a C’thraxxi.” At this, Chesz finally speaks, “Hmm. The “shadows” spoke? Wouldn’t they want to devour us all or something like that?” Mort nods, “They do. Sometimes. Those creatures are surprisingly fickle. Some want only to devour life. Others want to devour their brethren to cull the weak.” “So you trust them?” “Of course not! They can still be used, however. Their kind manipulated Azeroths denizens for years. It’s time to return the favor. Here, take this and gather your allies. Put an end to this so we may continue focusing on the Legion.” Mort hands Chesz a letter and turns away, his eyes watching all the candles slowly flicker back to life. “One more thing, old friend. That ritual we discussed a while back? It might work to bind one of the entities to your dagger. Would make a good companion for that floating skull of yours. Good luck, Mad One.” Chesz takes the letter, quickly skimming it before putting it in a pocket, “Thank you, Mortumbra. It’s good to have you back.” Without another word Chesz turns and heads for the portal out of the Temple, escorted by the guards. Stepping out of the portal, Chesz is back in the Sunreaver Sanctuary. The lifeless skull of a Wrathguard that was seemingly discarded on the floor springs to life and hovers by his masters’ side. How’d it go? Found out anything? Are we going anywhere? “Oh yes, Arax. We’re going on an adventure. We just have to rally the troops.” Ugh. Which ones? They normally hold us back anyway. You’re not getting those Ally’s are you? Chesz lets the skull ramble as he stops by a mailbox, quickly scribing several copies of a letter down and sending them out- some to his compatriots while also leaving a few letters on top of the mailbox to be picked up by anyone. The letter reads “Two locations- Eastern Grizzly Hills by the coast. Northern Badlands by Uldaman. Could be something, could be nothing. Come find out.” Chesz dumps the letters into the box, leaves a few on top of the mailox, and turns to make his way for the Badlands.Chesz20 2d
2d Heroes & Horrors: GnomeTECH R&D(Story So Far) (Disclaimer: Please Do Not Post In This Thread. If you want to comment, or are unaware of what Heroes & Horrors is, please check out the forum thread below.) Welcome, both members of the standard WoW and H&H RP communities! Fairly recently, I created a thread proposing a sort of RP leveling challenge to the community, and since then we've finally formed our first party! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the first Heroes & Horrors campaign...GnomeTECH R&D! A story featuring a party of Gnomes and their strong Dwarven companion as they work under the mysterious HAL, a secretive director of the GnomeTECH engineering firm. As they travel throughout the world of Azeroth, they shall encounter various unique quests and challenges given to them by HAL, all in the pursuit of preserving Gnomanity and the world. What lies ahead is a tale of friendship, tragedy, and intrigue. Today, we held our first little micro-session to situate things and to establish character bases. By next Thursday on the 26th of January, we will be ready to conduct our very first full session, where we will be 100% In-Character. Screenshots: Next week after our first session, I will be posting a synopsis of the campaign's plot and descriptions of each of our cast members and their backgrounds. From then on, every week after our sessions, I will post a story update on this thread for everyone interested in it to see! See you all next time on the 26th!Redchevalier11 2d
2d My Character is a Writer. In-game Novel? Disclaimer: This is not an advertisement. Hello fellow Role Players! I have been role-playing for about a year now. I have loved it ever since I discovered this new form of enjoying World of Warcraft. That is not, however, why I decided to open a new topic on these forums. As the title suggests, yes, my character is supposed to be a sort of historian and a writer. But how can these aspects of my character's role come alive in the game while role-playing? It so happens that a few months after I begun role-playing, I was recommended to install the Gryphonheart Items add-on (, which would prove very useful for making 'fake items' for the sake of role play immersion. Is there a role-player who does not enjoy immersion--though for some reason there might be a few. Anyhow, I installed the add-on and never really used it, until now. Yes, my first paladin character, I decided, would be shaped as a templar knight; a type of cleric or pilgrim who journeyed across Azeroth and wrote the stories of his adventures, and other important historical events. However, I decide to start with something easier than writing about actual Warcraft history. That is, I decided to write an in-game novel. I spent a few minutes lurking through the forums and it seems that many people have written fan fiction novels, or novels about the background story of their characters. My in-gane novel is no such thing--though it could be considered fan fiction. It is simpler. It will be very short, and it will look like one of those books a player can read if they visit Stormwind's Library, or any place where Horde keeps their books (Apologies, not very familiar with Horde locations). The novel is fictional. Meaning, the story may take place during a specific timeline, but does not connect directly with any specific and influential events of the World of Warcraft. I have just begun this project. Will I post it on the forums? Perhaps. I think I might make a blog around my paladin, seeing as not many people use GHI. Why am I sharing this? I enjoy telling and reading stories, and I wouldn't like this story to be unknown. It might be boring, uninteresting, or fun and exciting. Who knows? I am enjoying myself, which is what matters most to me. And it has to fit in to Warcraft's canon. I want to know what the forums think of this manner of immersive role play. Does anyone find it intriguing, fun, or just too much? Is anyone else up to the challenge of learning how to format and write the novel in one of those in-game tiny books? Once this project is finalized, I will provide the novel to any player who has the add-on because the 'fake items' can only be made, seen, and utilized with the add-on. I am on Wyrmrest Accord and thinking I might Realm Hop because role player dedication in my realm is on decline. I welcome recommendations. Please, share your thoughts on what I've said. What's better? A blog or a blog and the in-game novel? Thank you for your visit!Erasmvs2 2d
2d GnomeTECH R&D - OOC Info Thread Greetings, GnomeTECH Technicians. This thread is for ooc updates, leveling information and current pace. Details: Current Pace: Level 21 +/- 1 level Current Location: Menethil Harbor: Deepwater Tavern - Wetlands Session Date: 2/23 Day/Time: Thursday, 11:15am realm time Length: 2 hours Current Cast: Guardian:Korixx Professions: Blacksmith/Mining/Fishing Brawler: OPEN Professions: Alchemy/Herb/Cooking Ranger: Mac "Copperpiece" Donovan Professions: Engineering/Skinning Spellweaver: Slevis Crossthread (GM) Professions: Tailoring/Leatherworking/Archeaology Sage: Luceska Boltsprocket (Co GM) Professions: Jewelcrafting/Enchanting/First Aid -------------------------- SESSION 7: Slevis and Copper, completely ignoring Lucy's dire warning, set out to locate Wenna, as well as the ancient ruins of Elune. While they found Wenna, it's uncertain if the statue Copperpiece discovered is actually the goddess. Only time will tell, especially if the stone is actually cursed. They are injured and recovering inside the tavern, waiting for Lucy to return from her riding lessons. Korix is still sleeping in his cot. HAL has left funds in the vault to purchase the riding license, as well as ONE racial mount. Slevis and Copper RP'd it, but feel free to grab it and go, meeting us either in Menethil or making your way here as part of the RP We now have the riding skill. Woot! HAL shall deliver your mounts on Thursday. Enjoy Rule Update: Only the Ranger can use the map function. All other players must HIDE their mini map. This will truly make the Ranger the guide. In order to do this, go to KEY BINDINGS on the GAME MENU, click INTERFACE PANEL ->TOGGLE MINIMAP-> (pick a hotkey)-> OKAY.Bradferd12 2d
2d have you seen my wife We battled in a small tauren camp when we were separated--she held three of the Bristlebacks off by herself. But the odds began to overwhelm us. I led some away only to see her overwhelmed by newcomers. In my rage, I turned to face my enemies, but they brought me down easily with their vast numbers. I awoke to a tauren druid tending my wounds--he had come across me on the Gold Road as I fell. Please, forum poster, find some sign of my wife.Mankrlk7 2d
2d Thoughts on Horde RP and city setup. Hello! I am Abbeel. I have RPed in WoW for the last 10 years. After Wrath of the Lich King I went Horde almost exclusively until one year ago. In the last year or so I have RPed on Alliance almost exclusively until I came back to Horde this month. I want to share the thoughts I've collected on what has caused the poor state of Horde RP. Firstly, this information is mostly about my experiences on Wyrmrest Accord, but I assume it applies to Moon Guard and possibly other RP servers as well. Furthermore I'm speaking almost exclusively about walk-up RP; which I will define as RP that occurs without initial planning and possibly between strangers in the open world. Stormwind is the capital of the Alliance, host to all manner of portals to various places across Azeroth, making it the home of choice for most Alliance-players. It also happens to be the biggest RP hub in WoW. So large and popular that all of its districts have distinct atmospheres with the exception of the Trade District, which has next to no RP due to it being the one area where the majority of players spend their time OOC. Horde has two major RP hubs. Silvermoon City and Orgrimmar. This causes a large and damning split down the faction's RPers. The majority of Blood Elf(The most popular race) RP occurs in Silvermoon, while Orgrimmar is host to the majority of other races. This split isn't necessarily the worst part of Horde's RP scene. Silvermoon City has a lot of fantastic features that make it a nice place to RP. There are lots of small social hubs and meeting areas across the city, including two bars and plenty of smaller unused buildings. The city features chairs, which sounds unimportant, but empty chairs around a table designate a place for people to gather and meet. Silvermoon City has two auction houses which are both located well out of the way of possible meeting spaces for RPers, which is a very good thing. RPers do not gravitate to areas where many people are doing tasks relevant to actual gameplay like quest givers, teleportation hubs, AHs and banks. This is to avoid other players who aren't necessarily in-character interrupting their roleplay. RPers also avoid areas that are overpopulated with NPCs, as it can often be immersion-breaking having a pile of NPCs located in the middle of what would be an RP. Silvermoon doesn't have a lot of unneeded RPs taking up the places where players could be RPing. The downsides to Silvermoon are simple and large. Silvermoon is simply inconvenient. It is far out of the way and lacks portals. Silvermoon does not allow flying, which forces a lot of players away for their non-RP needs. It doesn't suit anyone as a hearthstone home and it takes about 5 minutes to get from Orgrimmar(the major hub for Horde) to Silvermoon, possibly longer if they need to take the zeppelin to Undercity and use the orb to teleport to Silvermoon instead of using the portals in Dalaran. Less major is the theme of Silvermoon doesn't fit most Horde races well. Orgrimmar, on the other hand, is very convenient. It has every convenience that Stormwind City has. It is easy to navigate and friendly to its players game needs. However, Orgrimmar lacks a large deal of what Silvermoon and Stormwind offer. The city has a large amount of unused space that is taken up by stone walls and an excessive number of 'dummy buildings' that the player can not enter or utilize the front of as a meeting place. The usable areas that Orgrimmar has are usually plagued by a number of issues. Orgrimmar has FIVE banks and FIVE auction houses. One of each in the Valley of Strength, Wisdom and Honor, and two of each in the Valley of Spirits. The Valley of Strength, much like the Trade District in Stormwind, is a popular area for non-RPers and OOC players to gather and do their business. It also includes Grommash Hold, which houses Saurfang and a portal, making it a very unpopular place for RPers. The Valley of Honor is the most popular RP hotspot in Orgrimmar, possessing the only tavern in the city that doesn't double as an inn: The Wyvern's Tail. The lack of NPCs around the valley and bar makes this a fine spot for RPers. It also features a lake where RPers enjoy gathering, similar to how players like to gather on the Canal's bridges in Stormwind. Players tend to still avoid the AH and portal to the Jade Forest here, but it is far enough from everything else. The Valley is Wisdom is the most popular(still mostly dead) area in the city for RP besides the Valley of Honor. It features large bonfires and half-log-benches. It also has a lake and little bridge. It is spacious but has little other than a few tents that are entirely populated with NPCs.Abbeel17 2d
2d Who likes Mary Sue rpers Honestly who does? I don't they always ruin the fun. Like this one time, we were in character but not at the same time. We were not serious at all. Our town was under attack by furious baby murloks. We were joking, playing dead(or redead), just having a good ol' time. Then a girl showed up and ruined the fun. She said that she was really strong, and could never die, and has no known weakness so the baby murloks didn't effect her. It was such a buzz kill. After she left we just didn't want to do it anymore. I hate the Mary Sue rpers, they ruin the funVikctoria38 2d
2d Gnomes and Monks I'm having trouble figuring out how they'd mesh. Now, I don't know too much about monk lore but from what I gather, they're mostly about balance and serenity. The whole mystic shebang. With the way most gnomes operate, it just seems like they'd be too inclined to rationalize a monk's ability rather than embrace any kind of zen philosophy mumbo-jumbo. I'm completely at a loss as to what kind of mentality a gnome accepting the key aspects of a monk would have. Granted, I haven't tried RPing this combination out first and seeing where it took me, but still. Anyone have any insight on this? Firsthand experience? Maybe I missed something, I dunno lol. This board has some pretty darn knowledgeable folks from what I've seen, so I just thought I'd ask here. Thanks.Theo8 2d
2d 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.Mortre217 2d
3d Spatial Anomalous This was written with Nagrand in mind plus I wanted to incorporate many other aspects of WoW both past and present and a touch of other realms also. If the names I used in anyway is a PC of this game it is not intentional in anyway. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When it first started it was inconsequential news reports from places far away. No way would they impact anything or be a part of anything that was “his” world. That was a month ago and now it is impossible to ignore or discount. A minion enters and stands with head bowed and hands folded together in supplication. “Speak,” comes the imperious command. Josah knows his message he is fixing to deliver is of importance but hesitates anyway. He braved one glance upward which brought an immediate slap propelling him across the room. “How dare you raise your eyes in my presence,” the reprimand laced with venom is spit outward. What brought on such a display? Why, his team in arena, his 5v5 team sporting a ele shaman had just lost. A fact, he thinks, is surely due to the interruption he just endured. “How many times must I remind you,” he starts from a sitting position to a standing one and then coming forward from his desk, “when I have the “PLAYING” sign on the door you KNOCK!” Nose at an impossible angle and neck almost broken Josah reaches back and pushes his head back into place. “But sir, this message is from the head of the Order.” Josah is an undead having been raised long ago and kept together with magics almost as old. The news that the head of the Order has sent him a message stops Hexxon dead in his tracks. His mind races, what does he want? It has something to do with the uprising I know but I have nothing to do with that and he should know that. What of Angelicka? Her winged minions on the dimension hopping party trail again? She must reign them in herself. Here, it has gotten out of hand, out of place for the Order to get involved and the head of the Order himself to contact me? They must be desperate indeed. He snaps his finger and Jonah is raised off the floor where he had barely moved after the rebuke. He just hangs in the air suspended helplessly while Hexxon decides what to do with him. “And what does Jargon have to say?” Hexxon finally decides to allow Josah to finish his report. “He calls for aid, the “uprising” as your kind has labeled it has reached untenable proportions.” Hexxon makes a flick of his hand and a panel swishes upward, heat swells up from below. Josah knowing what is about to follow dares yet again and actually puts his undead life on the line. But what else has he to lose? The panel being brought open can only lead to one thing so, as Josah properly concludes, he has nothing else to lose, he gambles. He brings his head up from looking at the floor, a task not easily accomplished both because he had just snapped his head back into place and the power of the stability field Hexxon admonishes. It is a fact that Hexxon can’t quite believe he is witnessing. He was about to toss Josah to his ultimate demise down the chute to the waiting flames below but he stops for Josah is demonstrating, uniqueness, indeed today. Before Josah can begin Hexxon says,” You are surprising indeed Josah, first the interruption one where you DARE approach me while you know the game I am playing then while under my stability field you dare raise your head and now your voice so I give you leave now to say what you need to say.” 8 years prior…. Josah is set to meet his darling one on a floating island in old Nagrand. A picnic basket has been laid out and everything is perfect only she never shows up and he never finds out the reason why. He had heard of rumors of infected people changing somehow but these were just rumors. He never thought he would actually meet anyone or see anyone and if he did he would just deal with it. Tired of waiting he simply flies back to Shattarath but something was amiss. It seems what had started many days prior as only a minor annoyance was now disrupting gameplay making it nigh on impossible to do anything in the major cities as well. Sitting on top of his mighty flying steed he was amazed and stunned by what he was watching playing out below him. Hordes of zombies running amok, only the mightiest of the mighty even stood a chance and even these either had to quickly get atop their flying mounts or be swept under the undaunted tide of zombiefied flesh never wavering, never faltering from their frenzied state of chaos.Oreohhs41 3d
3d Tips for a bard character? She's a draenei hunter whose partner is a wolf and she uses a lyre as her main instrument. I unfortunately have no knowledge of music making and the like and my poetry skills could be better. Have you any tips?Ambrisa4 3d
4d Cult of the Black Scales [SignUps Open][OOC] I am unsure what I want to do with this concept. Write a character story or use it as a forum RP. I thought, "Well, might as well see if there is any interest." I wont be starting it until the Vault of the Dead is over with, so there will be some time still depending on how fast we finish the final phase of the thread. I will be a little strict regarding sign ups, due to some chaos that has been happening in other threads lately. I love creativity, so I don't like being strict. But I worry that if I am not, things could get out of hand. Going to post the rules in case they turn people away :S Rules: ~ I enjoy a well written character as much as the next person, and even mounts can be written into characters and their stories... but please. No mounts over characters. If your griffon dive bombs a threat, that is one thing, but they shouldn't be able to count as posts by themselves. Remember, when you do that, it is like slipping in another character without the thread master's permission. Ask first. Please. ~ If I have the bad guys spying on you, you are free to notice being spied on, but don't drop on their space without consulting me in the OOC first. Some mooks? Yeah it would be reasonable to spot/sense/smell them. But I would like to be able to make the call if you actually find and engage. ~ Try to keep the thread paced. If you feel something needs an immediate post, fine; but try to avoid posting after every other person. Give people a chance to get their own interactions in. It shouldn't be YOU ME YOU PERSON YOU FROG YOU DAISY. ~ Proper punctuation and grammar is nice. Doesn't have to be perfect, just readable. ~ Posts should be more than a one liner, that goes without saying here really. Why are you on the forums if you want to do 1 sentence posts? Add some character expressions, thoughts, something. Doesn't have to be a fluff filled book, but have more than one line. ~ Don't stall the thread out. Kersia is cold. She will go one without you and not look back. She doesn't feel the need to baby you, answer your every whim and question. She will get bored and move on. One of her best friends is missing. ~ This thread is meant to have a plot and progression. Side arcs between characters are fine, as long as they don't stall out the thread or begin to derail it. ~ I trust you to write combat fairly. If I feel you are going a little over the top, I with politely let you know if the OOC. Even mooks make hits at times. They are not StormTroopers and you are not Jedi. ~ The biggest of the bad here is mine. I will kill him. I will not write to kill your characters, that will be your own choice. However, there will be spots where you may need to do what Kersia says, or you will fall into a large pool of lava. I would advise listening to Kersia. Or any of my other characters. You don't have to, but Kersia certainly wont be fighting for you to reason with her. She says hop on, you say nope, she says okay then and leaves you to fall to your death. ~ And obviously no overpowered/overbearing characters. Mooks are hack and slash friendly; but I will have named combatants and they will not be. Kill a nameless dragon using physics to behead it? Sure. Kill Vanexia that way? No. ~ No controlling characters that aren't yours. I'll let you know in the OOC if you can free for all a current mass of mooks, I'll typically give names to the bad guys I wish to directly control for combat. But don't assume, with my bad guys, or with the characters of others. ----- Sign Up Form: ----- List of Approved Characters with Links to Their Sign Up: ----- Like I said, this is mostly an interest check. I am one for bending the rules, and am open to suggestions. If you feel like I am being too strict, just say so. If you would be interested, but are worried I may inhibit your character or something because of these rules, let me know. I am actually friendly and easy to get along with, I just don't want my thread to derail or get flooded. I will be having Kersia, Vynianyx, and Sylstyx in the thread mainly. Mortre will be there as well, but wont be with good guys till towards the middle/end. Tolbyas will be entering towards the end. Depending on how the story goes. Xinaria and Etzul could make appearances as well. Sterixia will be tagging along. Kersia and Mortre are the stars of this show though. 15 characters tops, 1 per personMortre260 4d
4d Help Can you guys help me? I dont exactly know how to rolepaly but it looks really fun to do and if you could help me out that would be awesome. Thanks!Iranadorgine4 4d
4d 7th Legion Comic Proposal So I do a lot of writing in my spare time, just to get ideas out of my head, and I've come up with an idea for a comic book series that would detail the origins of one of the most notable military organizations in the Warcraft universe - The 7th Legion. I've got it set in the period between the First and Second Wars, and it will cover the struggle that those humans who were left behind in Azeroth after the First War had to go through to survive under the Orcs' dominion. It's going to be an epic story, featuring familiar characters from the Warcraft universe making guest appearances. The only problem is I don't really know how to make a comic book. If anyone wants to give me points about what direction to go in, or you just like my idea, please let me know.Razzo1 4d
4d Chocolates & Flowers from the Person Above The person who posted above you gives you chocolates and flowers! How would you react? Would you take the gift? Why or why not? What do you do? And you also have to give a gift to a special someone! *wink* Who would it be? What did you give them? Why and how? :D Have a happy Love Is In The Air season and have fun!Silvanni23 4d
4d Don't Shoot The Messenger (building story) Nitali Duskreader had come back to Duskreader Village with a message, a message that her chieftain would not be happy about. Representative of the Duskreader Tribe of Mulgore at the War Council of the New Warchief of the Horde, Nitali had been required to run all the way to Orgrimmar to hear the Lady Warchief's words - to be completely honest, her time at the Centaur's Flask had been more invigorating. Warchief Windrunner (an undead elf, how odd...) had treated the representative's of the Horde - all twenty-seven from the Troll tribes, twenty-three from the tauren tribes, six from the winter tauren, nine from the orcish clans, four from the goblin cartels, four from the blood elves, and one pandaren - to a long speel about pillars and legions from the Outlands. Nitali had understood very little of it, though understood perfectly when one of her tauren brethren leaned closer to her to translate the Warchief's words. "She wants our tribes to follow her and her damn rangers into battle so she can look for some stupid artifact. Think of that, using our warriors as pawns for a losing battle!" Now, Nitali scuffled her paws against the dry grass that bordered the edge of her chief's tent, looking up at his impressive form from a feline stance. "Please shift back to your natural state, I hate translating mewls and growls." Nitali gave the equivalent of a feline pout, and reluctantly shifted to her tauren form, her dark eyes avoiding his gaze as she told him of what happened at the Council. The chief snorted at the news, and his hooves kneaded the floor of his tent. His own dark eyes were narrowed in concentration; he was lost in thought. After a moment of two, he gave another snort and turned back to the druidess. "Travel to High Chieftain Bloodhoof. Tell him that the Duskreader tribe has made up their mind. We will join the Warchief against the Burning Legion."Duskreader0 4d
4d Tell you a story? (oddly enough... a story) "Tell me a story, Huntress!" It was a child begging for a heroic tale from my adventures. Something to cling to through youth and inspire the young into a strong warrior, striving to surpass her predecessors. Or perhaps to comfort her with heroism as she chooses the life of a farmer or craftsman over the grit-chafed life of a warrior. Either way, I had no such tales to tell. "Tell you a story?" I ask, thin lips drawing back at one corner into a wan, grim smile. Perhaps I could help the child along in choosing a path that would not end in sorrow and pain and life beyond all desire to continue living. "I can tell you a story, but it is soaked in blood. The blood of enemies, the blood of friends, the blood running red from my own veins." The young Tauren stares at me with saucer-wide eyes, her face crestfallen. Life is like that, I want to tell her, want to warn her away and send her back to her home and her hearth where she can stay, protected by those of us who serve. Whose blood and bone makes up the shield and the wall that guard the peace of this green, pastoral valley I've come to call home. "In a time before you were born, the Legion came, and many lives were lost. At the Dark Portal my blood brother Choven laid down his life, his blood spilled into the red sands. I followed in his footsteps, swearing revenge to honor my blood-kin, and my Tribe-brother Korvek and Tribe-sister Vameera rode with me. We chased the Legion to Outland, and there my Tribe-sister laid down her life, spilled her blood to help free the Mag'har, our Orc brethren." There is confusion in her eyes now, as I tell the tale with flat, unyielding strokes. There are no pretty tales of heroic deeds, just striving and death. Yet she listens on, rapt. "When the Legion fell, we returned home for a time, my Tribe-brother and I, and we bandaged our wounds. This scar?" I lift my arm to show the place where a spear had nearly pierced my lung through. "I might have died had my Tribe-brother not walked the Druid path." "But you're still strong now." She says with the innocent wisdom of youth. She is perhaps ten summers. Her horns are but nubs beneath her mane. Had I ever been so young? I can hardly believe it now. "Aye. I was strong enough to answer the call when the Warchief took our people to Northrend to battle the mistakes of the past. We slew dead things that stank even in the artic air, so cold you cannot imagine. They were dead and did not bleed, and nor did they easily die. My Tribe-brother laid himself down there, in a tiny room in Dalaran to sleep and never waken, claimed by the Druids' Emerald Nightmare." I kneel then, peer into amber-gold eyes that still seem too awed, not enough afraid. "It was there beneath the blade of the Lich King's Scourge that I died." "You did not!" She bursts, affronted. I am now an adult telling her scary stories to make her afraid. Lies to convince her to behave and follow the rules and do as her parents say.Astarina1 4d
5d Need feedback on a character idea So I've RPed on this rogue off and on for awhile, and I want to add a new part to her character. It seemed like a cool idea at first, but then I thought about it more and realize it's been done kind of often in media. It feels a bit more cliche now, but I still am somewhat attached to the idea, so I was wondering what everyone here thought. I do care what others think of my RP, so if you think it's a bad idea please feel free to say so. I want one of her eyes to contain magical powers, and she covers this eye up with an eyepatch whenever she doesn't need it. If someone made eye-contact, they would become the victims of convincing illusions as well as pain (although without any real physical damage). I liked the idea, but then I remembered all the examples of this being a thing in shows and I could see it being eye-roll inducing due to that. If the idea does seem bad, I did think of some cons to the eye that might bring it in line, I'd be open to others, but here's two of the ones I thought of: - She has no direct control over the power the eye has. If someone looks at it, they're subject to the effects assuming they fail to resist whatever magic the eye projects. She has to keep the eye hidden from friends and family because of this. - Instead of enhanced perception like in a lot of the shows I mentioned, she could be completely blind in that eye, instead. Even if I get good feedback or additional ideas from you all, I'm also a bit stumped on a good way for her to obtain this power in her eye, I haven't seen examples of this in WoW from what I can tell, so I don't know how one's eye could become magical or cursed exactly. If I get negative feedback I'll likely just scrap it, maybe it's something that's overdone.Yuling13 5d
5d Dragons! Some of the only things I know about dragons concerning WoW: Their brood determine what they can do, smart, and can disguise themselves as mortals. So this leaves me with one question. IF IN THE FUTURE, WHEN I GET WAY BETTER AT RPING... What class can a dragon effectively disguise themselves as and preform well? For example, can I learn to use the light and disguise as a paladin? A rogue? Thanks! I also appreciate that you guys have answered my previous questions :)Meelott13 5d
6d When Your Kids Start Dating (Scenario RP) So, let's say you have a son or daughter that is finally of age to start dating other young people this holiday! (Even if you don't have a kid, pretend you do!) As the parent, what would you say and/or do upon meeting your son/daughter's date for the first time? Would you be passive aggressive as a protective parent? Would you smile and approve of their date? Would you do everything in your power to destroy the "kid stealing your baby"? Or would you be that parent that goes out of their way to make your kid's first date amazing? Just a short reply will do. Have a happy Love Is In The Air season!Silvanni14 6d
6d W.E.T Community Lounge #81 My time has come. I can finally start one of these. Link to last thread Link to Archive: Now, go my friends. Chat away, Also, I was the last post, and well, here's what I said. (Alpha Investments video on the subject) Sun and Moon boxes are mappable. IN FREAKING 2017 a company like Pokemon was so ignorant as to make it super easy to map the card packs. Just...yeah. This is why I always buy sealed product. Yeah, I just. I don't know. I don't know how they let that happen, and why? It boggles my mind they were so incompetent with this.Pärker500 6d
6d Vault of the Forgotten (IC) They filed past her, one by one, blindfolded and shackled. Some could barely manage a hobbling walk. Some others stood out as a worthwhile purchase, but many of the hostages marching past her were none too impressive. She would have to toss almost half of them into the pile of typical financial loss or have their souls chummed for demon fodder. Marissa Devonshire sits back in her chair watching the river of people, young, old, feeble and able bodied flood off the gang plank of the submersible ship and into the Vault of the Forgotten. "Do you think Doxxi brought any of the new food recipes from the Broken Isles?" Kyrin flicks an ear forward while he lounges on the stuffed leather couch in Marissa's office. His furry black muzzle is half buried in a bowl of spiced Pandaren rice pudding. The question irritates Marissa, about as much as the fact that the worgen was always talking with his mouth full. Who had time to think about food? She just bought half a million gold worth of new souls that she would have to sort through and find a buyer for in the upcoming weeks. The warlock's violet eyes do not stray from the crystalline window which is faintly glowing with sigils to make the glass on their side of the wall opaque. "I think your priorities are skewed." Marissa murmurs quietly in response. "Whatever. I hope they have enough booze on board for the tavern stock. We cannot keep bootlegging the amount of cargo we need through the Dalaran mages. It's going to catch someone's attention soon." Kyrin pulls his snout up and eyes the remainder of his meal. He then carefully fishes the last bite of pudding out of the bottom of the bowl with a swipe of his long pink tongue. Half of the dessert is smeared over his maw, which he begins to lap at noisily. The sound of the worgen's cleaning escapade makes the sliver of irritation in Marissa's shoulder blades blossom into a full blown headache. The Vault had become successful and keeping up with its growing client base was a tricky endeavor. Kyrin's statement of the obvious was a sharp reminder that she had to keep things is good working order. "Why are we bootlegging from Dalaran anyways? Where are our rum runners down in Booty Bay? Or the Pharoah's crew out in Tanaris?" Marissa swivels her chair around to face Kyrin as she asks these questions. The embarrassed look on the male worgen's messy face is all she needs to see to know the rest of the story. "Kyrin! You can't keep chasing after that snooty little blood elf wench and throwing her piles of my gold for a few bottles of wine! SHE DOESN'T LIKE YOU." Marissa picks up the nearest object to her, which is a truesteel paperweight in the shape of a fel hound and whips it at the warrior's head. Her aim is good and the worgen is just barely able to dodge out of the way before the projectile grazes him on the back of the skull. "For Light's Sake Marissa! She's not snooty. She's cute. Stop acting like a jealous mad woman before someone gets hurt." Kyrin thumps his empty bowl onto the nearby coffee table and huffs at the warlock. His hand lifts to the back of his head where the metal paperweight met his scalp, he pulls away his paw and growls. "LOOK. You made me bleed!" In reality, both Kyrin and Marissa know that he's trying to guilt trip her into forgiving his lapse in judgment over the blood elf mage. But she was cute, even if she was trying to rob the Vault bank dry for a few measly bottles of wine. "You're going to fix this Kyrin, you're going to stop chasing every pretty flouncy tail that throws a wink your way and learn to be a responsible adult. Now put on some clothes, we have a new batch of product to meet and make feel welcome in our home."Merideath347 6d
Feb 17 [FF] The Greatest Gift Chapter One On the Road Again The air was bitingly cold, and Lyriah Moonstrider’s breath misted out in front of her. She shivered, and snuggled her face further down into the soft, brown wool scarf wrapped around her neck. It had been a gift from her mother and father in preparation for her father’s most recent business trip to Northrend. A low yowl sounded at her feet, and Lyriah looked down at her shivering companion. “Oh, Titian,” Lyriah said, and huffed out a laugh. The little lynx’s black tufts at the end of her ears, and mane of reddish-brown hair moved with the gusts of wind. There were flakes of snow caught in it, which she shook off in annoyance. She had her oversized paws tucked underneath her, and her short tail circled as far around her as she could manage. Her glowing, green luminescent eyes, the same color as Lyriah’s were closed, and the lines of black fur that ran from them around her muzzle looked like dark tears. Lyriah sat down cross-legged on the cold, wooden planks of the Wind Rider Master’s landing deck, setting her simple, but lovingly crafted bow down at her side. She opened her heavy coat and pulled the little lynx onto her lap, and wrapped her jacket around the chilly creature. The lynx snuggled down, and began to purr, the rumbling going through Lyriah's chest. A low, disapproving chuff came from nearby, and Lyriah glanced up from the top of Titian’s head to her mother’s lynx, Vermilia. “Hush now; she’s only a kitten,” Talonia Moonstrider chided the larger pet. Vermilia twitched her tail, and then began cleaning her paws, ignoring Talonia’s admonishment. Talonia chuckled. “Stubborn creature.” Her mother was tall and thin, as most Blood Elves were. She had long, onyx-black hair pulled into a high bun at the back of her head; ‘You don’t want hair in your face, spoiling your shot.’ Since she wore no makeup, the light dusting of freckles across her nose and cheeks were visible against her lightly tanned skin. She also wore no jewelry; ‘Running through the brush with jewelry on is a good way to get an earring caught on a branch.’ Mother and daughter wore similar outfits of dark brown leather, from their boots to their helms, while their hooded cloaks were a drab, olive green. Her mother’s were finely made, having won them through perseverance and countless battles with enemies ranging from ogres to elementals, while Lyriah’s were crafted to look like hers. They had also been a gift after Lyriah’s beginning hunter training was complete. It was Talonia’s bow, though, that Lyriah admired. The grip was covered by an ornate shield with the Blood Elf crest on it. The limbs of the bow were painstakingly carved wood of phoenix heads facing the shield, while further down they were embedded with gems, and glowing with an eerie Fel light. The tip and recurve were made of two talon-like protrusions on each end, swirling with the same vivid energy, with the bowstring connecting two of the four talons that pointed back toward the wielder. Lyriah glanced at her own bow, and though she loved it—as her mother had made it for her—she couldn’t help but wish for her mother’s. Though as a newly minted hunter, as well as only just turning eleven, there was a snowball’s chance in the lava flows of the Searing Gorge that would happen. The wind picked up momentarily, and when it dropped her father’s voice drifted over to the pair. He was negotiating their passage with the Wind Rider Master to Sholazar Basin. Though he’d been given coin upfront for travel expenses, An’dras Moonstrider was not above negotiating to bring the price as low as he could manage. It was a habit he’d picked up from one of his colleagues, a Goblin by the name of Baxraz Copperblast; ‘Never pay full price.’ The patient Tauren’s low voice wasn’t audible, even to Lyriah’s long ears and their sharp hearing. Though from her father’s gestures, he wasn’t getting the calm, yet stubborn, woman to budge. Talonia was tolerant of her husband’s acquired quirks, but it was always easiest for Lyriah to gauge her mother’s moods by the body language of Vermilia, whose tail was now thrashing the air. Vermilia let out another low growl, this one far more annoyed. Her father turned and caught sight of the lynx. His long, platinum blonde eyebrows shot up to his hairline. Though they couldn’t see his eyes behind his engineered goggles with their scope on one side and glowing magenta glass on the other, she had no doubt they widened in alarm. He chuckled nervously and turned back to the Wind Rider Master. Then he ran his left hand through his short, spiky hair, and handed the coin over to the Wind Rider Master with the other. She counted the coin, and nodded to An’dras. At the Tauren’s smile, it didn’t take a rocket engineer to know the steadfast woman had won, and likely still would have, even without Talonia’s annoyance. Lyriah hid her own smile in Titian’s mane.Aradria4 Feb 17
Feb 16 Reverse Druids This is more a concept for a character that I wanted to get other peoples opinions on. Druids are men and other mortal races that use magic to become beasts... (they use the magic for other stuff but that's the important part here) Is it possible within the lore for a beast to use the same magic to learn how to become a man?Sasskei35 Feb 16