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 4 [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 garble 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 CompilationShandrís108 Jul 4
Aug 11 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.Meep169 Aug 11
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
Jun 27 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: Jun 27
Aug 11 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.Nethaera8 Aug 11
30m Wishing to draw your character! Hi everyone!, I'm new in this forum. I'm not very related to rol community, I use to do it by myself. Also, my English is not the best, so I beg you pardon. I'm a warlock, who almost know nothing about himself. I grew under the care of a Voidcaller, in the deep of Duskwood forest. Now, in real life, I'm an art student, and nothing inspires me more than World of Warcraft role. So, what I wish is to actually draw your characters in a sequence, or anything you want. Don't expect too much. Also, let me show you my horse, Shadowrunner. I found his corpse in the shore of tanaris, close to the Cavern of time. He may be from other line of time. I gave his body the soul of a hundred of creatures: Hope you guys like the Idea and coment! GreetingsSayouch16 30m
48m Opinions on my character? Please look through this and tell me what you think. I wanted to make a character that grows as she learns and is not related to any major NPCs or people.Calisolee4 48m
1h Question regarding Troll Culture Based on what we've seen, there's at least a general tenuous respect among all the troll tribes (Based on the Zandalari cutscenes with Vol'jin) In terms of RP, how would tribes like the Darkspear take to welcoming other trolls from say the Drakkari, Hakkari or Amani into their fold, say from disillusionment from the Drakkari basically going insane and killing their gods, or the Amani basically killing EVERYONE?Curseplat9 1h
1h Red Talons(Rp sign-up/OOC) A poster is signed up everywhere, in most neutral cities or even horde and alliance aligned ones. "Hello Adventurers, mercenaries, hired goons... I DON'T CARE WHO OR WHAT YOU ARE! but Someone has been stealing our artifacts, Archaeologist caught a glimpse of the thief but we have enough description of him, but every time we get the guards or even tell someone of of it, he either knocks them out, out runs them or even on a rare occasion, killing them! So he's not a thief, but a murdering monster!" On the bottom you find a name and how to contact the person. "My name is Clark Goldstone, And we have a camp far north of in Stranglethorn vale, and don't worry about factions... we are basically a Neutral party who only cares for the aim of uncovering history." Under the note is a small map that has a dot indicating where there camp is located, huh it's at a small troll ruins, they must of either wiped out the trolls or done something else. __________ HELLO This is a sign up for Red Talons, This is a rp thread where you do some investigating and look for who might be the thief of archaeology recent finds might be. Name: Age?: Class: Reason: Brief History: Any questions, feel free to ask.Hawkéns22 1h
1h 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 personMortre355 1h
1h 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.Mortre315 1h
2h WET Community Lounge # 93 HA! it was my turn regardless of the count come. Ok basic rules, come in, wipe your damned feet... filthy mongrels.. heres link to the lounge collection! now heres you're last thread Be polite or else i might come get you!Dârak382 2h
2h Transmogable Brewfest Steins? Hey Blizz! Brewfest is on the way, and this is a plea probably more geared to assist role-players; however, I'm sure there are a few people out there who might care regardless! Would it be possible to please allow players to transmog our Brewfest Steins to other previous colors we may have unlocked on our accounts? Having the feats of strength are nice, but those of us who have main swapped over the years have nothing to show for it! I know that this is super minor and unimportant, so thanks so much for your time if you read this!Bathildis1 2h
2h Enter Legionstrike [Closed] ((OOC/Sign-Up thread can be found here: Arlynne inhaled deeply, the soft breeze ruffling any stray locks of her long lavender hair. It was chilled, this high in the air, and carried the distinct tang of brimstone. After all, the Tomb of Sargeras towered over the nearby Broken Shore, dominating the skyline as it looked to pierce the heavens themselves with its sickly glow of fel green. The shal'dorei frowned briefly at the sight, stood as she was upon Krasus' Landing. While she would have enjoyed looking in the other direction toward her home, the view of Suramar was blocked by the high walls of Dalaran. She could envision it easily, however. After all, she had spent the past three thousand years walking its streets, learning every nook and cranny. Every shopkeep. Her favorite activity when not practicing arcanistry had been trying to find hidden spots that she'd never seen before. If she had learned anything from spellwork, it was that the more you learned the less you knew. Nothing was ever truly as it seemed. Ever since the success of the insurrection and the overthrow of Grand Magistrix Elisande, Arlynne had embraced the freedom that the amazing fruit of the arcan'dor had granted her. No longer did she feel the omnipresent link to the Nightwell, its tendrils of power woven through the very fiber of her being, lording over her should she ever resist its call for too long. No, now she was free to walk her own path. Immediately she had come to Dalaran after upholding her duties to the Nightfallen, interested in seeing what an entire floating city of mages had to offer. Quite a lot, was the answer. It was amazing how one’s own perceptions expanded with fresh viewpoints, especially after thousands of years being taught by shared principles born of absolute seclusion. It turned out the Kirin Tor, the Magisters and the others were just as interested in Arlynne’s magic as she was in theirs. While still firmly rooted in arcane phenomena, she’d managed to broaden her spellcasting into the schools of frost and arcane. In turn, she shared her knowledge of warding and barriers, telemancy and spacetime manipulation. Her short time in Dalaran had turned out to be very fruitful. Lost as she was in her thoughts, staring into the felstorm hovering ominously above them all, she nearly failed to notice as a deeply-cowled mage approached from the entryway into the city proper. Allowing herself a small polite smile, the nightborne turned to face her visitor. “Spellwarden Arlynne,” the man said stoically, foregoing any pretense of introductions. “I have been sent to fetch you.” “Fetch me?” the arcanist echoed in confusion, effervescent gaze narrowed slightly in curiosity. “Whatever for? I was told there were no advanced classes being taught in the halls this afternoon.” “You’ll see,” was the simple response as the man turned and began walking steadily back the way he’d come. With a small shrug and hum, Arlynne gave the Broken Shore one last glance before turning to follow the messenger. A personal summons had to indicate something interesting, after all. She would do well to keep busy, lest she ruminate her entire day away.Arlynne99 2h
4h Ruins of Gilneas, used on any server? So i posted something similar on the WrA forum page, but is Gilneas used on this server as a regular rp hub?? If WrA is the horde version of Moon Guard's alliance. If it's not used on these two servers then it's not used at all. here is a link to my other posts check them out. WrA: MG: ED: 4h
5h Free Art Requests Thread Thing [OPEN] I've been trying to get back into drawing again, but I find myself more motivated to draw other people's characters rather than explore compositions with my own. Besides - I need to practice more humanoid characters ;-; I'm still learning how, but it's no easy feat. So send me them WoW characters! Latest flawed sketch as an example: So some stuff in a nutshell: These will be basic sketches. Sometimes colored sometimes not. No guarantees that your character will be picked. It depends on my mood, complexity, and whether or not I can actually pull it off. My schedule can be hectic along with a fickle muse so the turn-around will vary. I will probably make mistakes, but please don't nitpick the final product too much. I'm not a mind reader to begin with. I can draw animal-related armor/characters! Much easier than human-like races LOL. As someone new to drawing people, I cannot guarantee I'll be able to effectively pull off most races. I can certainly try though! Also my poses will be super lame even for bust shots. I may or may not be able to add a pet in the picture for hunters, or just simply a druid form. Feel free to try me, I may do it in the end. Not sure how to ping people but suggestions would be appreciated! If you're selected though, you're free to do whatever with the product idc. With that said, just be prepared to lend me some sort of appearance (visuals are a godsend for me otherwise text-based appearance posts tend to go awry with my lack of imagination) plus personality and whatnot. Bonus points for suggestions on what you'd like so I can add more flavor, but no guarantees. But yeah. I'm gonna crawl to bed, but I'll probably close this within the next day or two depending on reception.Earthenscent18 5h
6h Cost of War (IC) Alvarah looked over the desolated land of the broken shore. It's ruined form wreaked of demonic desecration. Their foul presence corrupting the soil of Azeroth. She knelt down to look through the remains of the inquisitor demon she just slew. The fighting on the broken shore was relentless but the armies of Legionfall held against the demons. Something caught her attention when she touched it. The desiccated steel leaf. It's edges still sharp. "I know this." She looked to see a small demon cowering behind some boxes. "You, small thing where did you master get this item?! Answer me!" She demanded, how blades hungering for the demon's filthy blood. "M master take it from prisoner." He squirmed under the shadow of her hellish blade. She pressed it against him, drawling a trickle of blood from the filthy creature. "Where?!" "Xalados, Legion stronghold in the nether. Impossible for mortals to reach." He howled as the blade cut flesh and soul. She grinned as she locked him in a banishment spell. "It is good we have a guide then, isn't it?" Stowing her catch away for safe keeping she went back to the Fel Hammer. Of course the answer was no. They said that with the Legion invading and the Slayer on the broken shore with the other Legionfall commanders they couldn't afford to move the Fel Hammer from where it was. "If the Illidari will not help me then I will gather my own allies." She stormed off through the portal to Dalaran. She knew that the Legion having that was no coincidence. That blades leaf was from Lynara's armor. The warrior had been missing presumed dead since the broken shore disaster. After the invasion she had scouted the broken shore but to no avail. It made sense now. She wrote several letters, making imps deliver them. Some others would require personal visits. But even if no one came she would save her aunt, even if it meant taking on the Deceiver himself. At Hyjal she emerged from the shadows. Waraila a Druid of quite some skill had been hiding in exile for years. It wasn't easy to find her but the destruction to the mountain by the Legion allowed her a more open invitation to snoop around. She soon found the Druid and emerged, her fel eyes and tattoos illuminating her from the dark. "Hello Waraila. I require your assistance. Years ago you knew and fought along side my aunt Lynara. She has been help prisoner by the Burning Legion since our original invasion of the broken shore. I'm putting together a strike team to get her back and would be honored if you would help." She place a letter on the table . "If you decide to come to Deliverance point on the broken shore in three days time." With that she vanished back into the shadows. Her next target would be a bit more complicated. Almost a full day later she located the warden Kari. "Warden," She said "I have come for you." Her fel green eyes and tattoos glowing bright in the darkness. Kari looked at Alvarah. "Why the hell should I trust you demon hunter?" Karinya's eyes glowed a bright silver as her hatred shone through them. Alvarah narrows her vision. "I come not seeking your trust, but your aid." She threw the scorched insignia at the warden. "This is proof of my deepest fear. The Legion has had Lynara prisoner for months." Karinya bent to pick up the insignia, her eyes not leaving the woman in front of her. Her fingers traced the scorched metal and she fought back tears as she recognised it. It belonged to a sentinel that had been a good friend to her over the years. Her eyes narrowed as she looked at the insignia and her voice threatened to break. "The enemy of my enemy-" She looked up at the demon hunter, her eyes almost the colour of ice and her voice taking on a hard, dangerous edge. "You have my aid, for Lynara's sake. Once she is free and safe, I never want to see you again. Deal?" "Deal. Deliverance point, two days. Bring Sammuroth. Tell him while he plays around in the forest some of us have been trying to stop our world from burning." She growled as she vanished into the shadows.Disvara147 6h
9h Monks rp in legion. With 7.3 coming up im finding it hard to stay playing my main (monk). With the army of light, void beings, and demon hunters i feel like i wont be making the best kf my first playthrough of 7.3 with a panda monk. I mean whats my true motivation. Legion and pandaria probably have least interactions out of all the regions of wow. Thinking of race changing to a blood elf just so i can align my story more with legion. Has anyone else done this? Did anyone just play demon hunter so they can rp this expansion and put their main to the side. I already have a 110 demon hunter (going to change to vegenance since havoc is pretty stale right now). Im a light rper btw so go easy.Stoutmonger4 9h
11h Legionstrike(OOC, Signups Closed) Please note that sign-ups are currently closed. However, character sheets are always welcome for submission as each new mission has the potential for new members, new talents. Hello! So ever since doing the first bits of Legionfall, where subversive agents of the Legion are again mentioned (they crop up now and again during the various class storylines), I've wanted to do something like this. Essentially, my thoughts are that the forces of Azeroth would create a sort of strike team to respond to these threats. Taking missions that would be too delicate for an army, but just right for a group of specialists. Enter Legionstrike. I'm hoping to make various threads different missions, with each one following a storyline to the conclusion of the set goal. This first thread will be a little split, however. The first major bit will be establishing the team. This will be done in front of a panel, composed of Khadgar and the like. Members that have already been accepted can also offer input for consideration when watching applicants' performances. Obviously whoever is accepted in here will be accepted at the end of their trial in the thread. The usual method is trial by combat, proving aptitude against demons in general. However, the participant can offer an alternative showing if they believe it will suitably showcase their skills (i.e. tracking, etc.). The second bit of the thread will consist of their actual first mission as a team. Below is the general character info, I'll be posting mine as well. Please keep in mind general good rules for roleplay when posting: respect posts that came before yours if they somehow alter shared content and aren't unreasonable, use spellcheck, no one/two-liner responses, no god-moding. Thanks, and I hope to stir up enough interest to get this off the ground! Sign-Up Info: Name: Race: Gender: Relative Age: Class or Profession: Speciality (or what role would bring to Legionstrike): Notable equipment or abilities: Brief Summary: My entry: Name: Spellwarden Arlynne Race: Shal'dorei/Nightborne Gender: Female Relative Age: Mature Adult (Approximately three thousand years old, spent in a sealed Suramar) Class or Profession: Mage Speciality (or what role would bring to Legionstrike): Tactician Notable equipment or abilities: Suffused with the raw power that flows through most nightborne, Arlynne can bend natural laws within reason. Her true talent, however, lies in wards and shielding. The caster prefers a well-prepared, reactive approach, favoring a plan for every feasible circumstance over rushing in with spells blazing. Her robes and various accoutrements are well-tuned to the flow of magic, and serve as amplifying conduits to most of her spellwork. Her staff, with a carved head of pure ancient mana, serves as a strong focus that ties all of her equipment together. Brief Summary: Arlynne spent countless years under the false sky of Suramar, each day passing as the last while blissfully unaware of the outside world. She enjoyed her life well enough, and took to studying the finer details of magic when she came of age. She had aspirations of joining the ranks of the Nighthold's arcanists, and was well on her way when the Legion returned. Though unsure of the exact situation, Arlynne found Elisande's dealings with the demons unsavory, but was wise enough to hold her tongue lest she be exiled. She knew that banishment was to wither. When the insurrection came to free the citizenry of Suramar City, Arlynne gladly joined the ranks of the Nightfallen and offered her services wherever possible. Eventually she came to receive the fruit of the arcan'dor, freeing her from the merciless grip the Nightwell held over all shal'dorei. Now truly capable of following her own passions, the magister has been offered a most intriguing proposition: one that will let her truly make a difference in the war against the Legion...Arlynne220 11h
11h Open world RPing? Hello there, been RPing a bit on and off every now and then for years in WoW and other games. I am not on an RP server and so have been joining organized RPs on LFG. My question is, does open world RPing actually exist and happen regularly? For example, if I was on an RP server killing scorpions in Tanaris and suddenly saw a human walking by and I started interacting with him IC, would he respond IC? I have tried doing a few tours through some major cities in wyrmrest accord and moonguard, and have mostly seen people flying around in helicopters and using all of their toys at once. I guess what I am trying to ask is, would it actually be worth the effort to roll characters in an RP server?Urpaw13 11h
19h When it kicks in... No, not drugs. Don't do 'em. I'm talking about when the feeling kicks in from your character coming ;alive' occasionally. For my main (Guardian Druid) I felt it almost anytime I came across a druid themed quest line. Especially at times where !@#$ hit the fan and things were looking grim. Then, like Ursoc himself, I'd come rampaging through like a bear looking after its cubs. Ain't no one touching my pack! It happens a little less often with my alts (primarily because I haven't had nearly as much time with them as I have my Guardian), but it does still kick it. For instance, just a moment ago I was about to head in to Twilight Highlands with my female, blood elf, rogue. I had to acquire a coastal map from a patron at a nearby tavern, and so my rogue (Lyra) did. On arrival she greeted her informant but was swiftly ambushed by Twilight Highland cutthroats. OH %^-*! 1 Rogue vs 3 rogues! Of course I dispatched them quickly, but the scenario that played out in my head at the moment gave me some small chills. How, when she was ambushed, she grinned and used her well-honed vanishing capabilities, quickly dispatching one of the rogues with well placed saber slash. The action took place at such a swift moment that the other had hardly enough to swing a blade in protest. A swift pistol draw took care of that. The last one standing guard at the exit of the tavern, eyes bewildered. By that time Lyra had entered into her rhythm. A step left, a step right... her sword ran through the target like so many times before. Lyra stepped back and once more approached her informant, "Yes, the coastal region has jagged rocks, you said?" HAHAHAHA! It was beautiful. Just had to share. FYI, I am not a writer by any means, lol. So I would love to hear from some of you guys! What fond quest memories do you guys have locked in the memory banks?Duskz4 19h
23h 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.Morician77 23h
1d Shadows of Sholazar (OOC -- Closed RP) 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)Morician65 1d
1d Mystery of the Palladium [OOC Sign ups] It was a quiet evening at Sunstriker Manor where Kalithos could be seen reading through a pile of books he borrowed from The Reliquary after finishing his rounds with patients for the day. "Man,so many relics tell so many different stories,even some of the ore used for some of these relics back in the day had their own story to tell." He turned the page of the book and suddenly,a look of intrigue appeared on the young doctor's face upon reading about a rare ore. "Palladium,eh? Says here it's an ore that has mysterious properties to it,rumored to be linked to the titans and their technology somehow. Rumored to be located in the continent of Northrend,it's considered to be quite sought after,I wouldn't blame them if I could find a small sample perhaps I can study it and maybe even implement this titan technology with modern medicine. Perhaps I could come up with a machine with it that could help those with terminal illnesses by putting them into a stasis like state to help prolong their lives painlessly until cures can be found..." With that,Kalithos sprung up and began to pack his things ranging from some warmer changes of clothes,to medical supplies and the aforementioned book he was reading. "I better leave in secret in the event someone else decides to pursue finding palladium for their own nefarious purposes,I'll need to contact Snytz for a means of flying there and--" his sentence was cut short at the sudden clanking of saronite armor and turned around only to see it was his brother leaning against the boy's bedroom doorway. "Dammit Damalys,you scared me..." Kalithos stated sheepishly only to get a slight glare from the elder Sunstriker brother "You WERE going to say a flight vehicle for two right?! You're sure as Hell not going alone with your track record of getting abducted,I'm coming with you not only as your big brother,but as someone who could give you input on how to whip up such machinery,remember I was a warrior AND dabbled in engineering before I was killed. So if you can't get that little sheister of a goblin to lend you his zepplin,see if he will lend us his bi plane." Kalithos jut his lips into a slight pout hearing his lecture,he was right but at the same time he couldn't help but mutter "I don't get in THAT much trouble." in which Damalys responded "That's a load of tauren crap and you know it,if anything bad happen to you do you know how pissed Rethandral would be at me..better yet BRYAH?! She nearly put a crossbow bolt between my eyes for letting you venture off alone 3 months ago. I know you wanted to finish that dig for Flint after his passing and keep your promise to him, but you need to take care of yourself too,you know? Me not so much seeing as I'm already dead." The elven doctor sighed "You're probably right,alright have whatever you need packed and ready,I'll see what Snytz has available for travel then ask Bree about patrolling the compound while I'm away since Reth will be away for his champion trials. We'll be leaving at dawn's light." Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to the Mystery of the Palladium, an Indiana Jones esque adventure RP I got inspired to make when reading on the various ores in Cannibal's thread. Palladium having said to be linked to the titans somehow intrigued me hence making it the central object of search and study but of course there will be most likely be thrills,chills and spills but I do ask a few things of those who decide to sign up. 1. No godmodding/Mary Sue characters- an adventure RP just wouldn't be the same if someone pulled a Deus Ex Machina and somehow end the intended story line prematurely,plus it just wouldn't be fair so while your character can be strong please kindly have your strengths be within reason so everyone gets a chance to contribute through the story and not feel left out. 2. Before you sign up- Be sure you know you can have the time to give fairly consistent posts,RPs tend to end on cliffhangers when someone drops out and their actions leave others at a writer's dead end. So please be able to post frequently and in the OOC chat lemme know if your post will be delayed,we'll figure out a way for your character to follow without being left behind. 3. Don't be a jerk,try your best to keep the posts drama free and if there is an issue that needs to be addressed,lemme know in a clear and concise manner so the issue can quickly be resolved,I'd rather not have friendships end or someone feel unwelcome from a misunderstanding. 4. Most important rule...-Have fun! :D With that out of the way,I give you the sign up sheet! Name: Age: Race: Alignment [IE-good or bad]: Brief history: Character's motive/reason to this adventure: Brief description of character:Kalithos440 1d
1d Mystery of the Palladium [IC closed] Kalithos was packing his research papers lost in thought hoping this expedition would be a success I don't have to obtain a whole lot of this ore,even just a small sample to study and test will do,if given the right results as I theorized,this could revolutionize how we see modern medicine and may progress us further to finding cures to terminal ailments or devastating disabilities. He closed the case with a locking mechanism being heard when Damalys came into the room to see what was taking the young doctor so long. "Hey proffessor if you're done packing or primping by now,the biplane is fueled up and ready to go,I used gnomish fuel of course. No offense to Snytz but that stuff he uses is way too volatile." The boy scratched his cheek and smiled sheepishly "Uh...yeah,sorry about that bro,I'm pretty much done and ready to go,though where did you get gnomish fuel from I thought you were out?" The engineer savvy Sunstriker brother replied his voice carrying a slight echo "I bought some last night,some gnomish girl I ran into was going on about the wonders of "Tinkerspell's Potentally Powerful Rocket Fuel. Apparently a small amount of this stuff goes a long way so this should get us to The Storm Peaks pretty fast if this holds true." He looked to Kalithos and made a gesture as if to say let's go "Well,the plane awaits and hopefully with me around,you won't get into too much trouble." Kalithos jutted his lip once more into a pout as he grabbed his belongings and adjusted his glasses "You act like peril is a daily occurrence for me." He walked outside looking at the plane slightly impressed storing it into a small cargo hold with Damalys' tools. "Because it is,Kali but it should go off without a hitch now that I'm here and as long as I keep any sentience you're going to stay safe and sound." With that,Damalys looks to Kalithos one more time as they get into the bi plane "By the way,you found someone to watch the place right? in which the younger Sunstriker brother gave a nod. "Awesome,I'll double check the fuel gauge and parts and we'll be up in the air!"Kalithos460 1d
1d Lore Q&A and Character Help 2 A continuation of my last thread, found here: 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!Cannibal193 1d
2d warcraft tattoos anyone? or just me. Well, Imade one and im checking if there is more people with warcraft tattoos. here is mine 2d
2d A Question of Fel So, I have a few little questions in regards to Fel. I roleplay a humanoid construct created by a Warlock (Homunculus) and just recently, another Warlock implanted a ogre heart he had filled with Fel magic. 1) would this be detectable by anyone other than say, a Warlock, Paladin, or Priest? Or, say if someone stabs him, would whatever he bleeds give him away? I have seen a few things saying stuff about smelling it on Warlocks, which apparently is impossible unless they are obviously throwing off that crap... But would it work the same way in this situation? My guy isn't a Warlock. So I would assume he just couldn't mask it anyway, but how exactly would it be detectable by anyone other then them coming up and shanking him? 2) would this be considered "corruption" and does my dude need to immediately begin growing horns and !@#$? I ain't cool with that, but thems the breaks. Would there be any sort of glowing of the eyes? Thanks, son.Aethelbeorn13 2d
2d Is there a Scarlet Crusade RP Guild? I have played wow for many years now and I always have liked the Scarlet Crusade and have thought about doing RPing and was wondering is there any Guilds that role play as Scarlet Crusade?Souul5 2d
2d The Journey ((Story/Closed RP)) ((Hello! This is a closed RP between a friend and myself. We were going to begin a story with two characters in-game, however I will be unable to play for a week or so, and decided to begin the story on here. Feel free to read this as a story told by two people. Please do not post.)) Lillyssa Whisperwind, a night elf with light purple skin and dark purple hair examined the ground in Elwynn Forest. She was searching for a sign, a clue, something, anything to lead her to her target. She was a bounty hunter, albeit an unusual one, but a bounty hunter nonetheless. She cursed as her search of the area turned up empty. She was sure that her bounty had been here, but he left no traces behind. He had left a trail of bodies for her, animal and humanoid alike. The animal corpses left behind were all different. Some were simply stripped to the bones, as if for food. Some were mutilated, some had succumbed to some disease, and some had even been damaged by magic. The humanoids, members of a family who had recently come to Elwynn Forest from Westfall, appeared to be killed by arcane magic, but they were drained of blood and hung from the trees upside down. No wonder they want him caught. thought Lillyssa. She listened to the movement and sounds of animals in the forest. Her bounty left the obvious clues, fires started by magical means, items left behind. He was acting as if he was desperate and trying to hurry away, but she knew better. He was calm, and was trying to lead her into a trap. She continued to walk, her eyes scanning the environment until she noticed something in the grass. She got closer, carefully placing her feet in case it was a trap, when she noticed it was a ring with a ruby in the middle. It glowed slightly, then began to blink. She tensed, skirting around the object, and watched as it continued to blink steadily. "You should know better than to approach a potential weapon." She turned her head quickly towards the source of the sound, which was the ring. "Don't worry, this is just a recording. I'm long gone by now, but that doesn't mean you'll catch me." Lillyssa took that as the only warning she needed and stepped carefully away from the ring. It had stopped glowing, but she didn't trust that it wasn't rigged. Before she could head back towards her camp, an arrow struck the tree beside her. She jumped away and brought out her own bow, looking in the direction it had come from. A human man approached, a crossbow in his hands. This wasn't the man she was looking for, but this was certainly one of his mercenaries. She drew back her bow and dashed to the side as the man shot. The bolt caught her in the side of her ribs as she fired, causing her to narrowly miss him. The pain caused her shot to miss and the man reloaded in that time. He took aim at her and fired at the same time she did. His bolt caught her in the right shoulder as her arrow hit his throat. She put away her bow and ran as best she could back to her camp. Once she got back, she applied a paste to her wounds and bandaged them, hindered by her limited use of her right arm. She leaned against a tree, keeping her left hand on her knife as she watched the forest around her.Madra1 2d
3d Your Characters Story! So what is your characters story?Kalunar24 3d
3d How fast paced should RP be? Hey, so on my main I recently joined an RP guild. I'm pretty new to RP, but sometimes there are 5+ mins in between when people say things or emote or whatever. I've even seen it stretch on to half an hour. I know RP is kind of what you make of it, but if I did break the silence my character would just be talking to himself with no response. Plus the first few mins you're kind of just sitting there wondering if they're typing something out. Is this pace normal?Neensun19 3d
3d Outlaw Rogue's Does an outlaw rogue have to be pirate based? I know that's how it is game mechanics wise but in RP would it be weird to see a worgen rogue wielding two swords and have a crossbow instead of a pistol? I want to go for more of an undead slayer for Enzio than a Pirate.Enzio12 3d
3d IC racial slurs. So I thought of this recently and thought that his place would be the forum to post it in, but does your character use any racial slurs towards races? Like, for example...the typical generic ones like. "Greenskin." "Knife ear." and so on but do you ever come up with your own slurs or insults at certain races if you rp that type of character?Gariön54 3d
3d Goblin RP. Just wondering if there were any others out there who perhaps don't click with the mafia/cartel storyline for the goblins, and who would (or do) role-play them in in a more D&D, Warhammer, Lord of the Rings fantasy style? I mean still tricky... but more the traditional cave-dwelling, tribal back-stabbers than the mob-boss characterisation they are connected with in WoW?Zâgku6 3d
4d Gnome Brewmaster, could it work? I've never roleplayed before, and I was thinking about learning about it with this character (and a pandaren mage that I have as well), but I was wondering if I could really make it work. I mean, I love gnomes, they're my second favorite race after dwarfs, but a brewmaster gnome... is it too much to handle? Maybe not even lore friendly, I don't know. Of course the backstory is what defines a well thought character, wich is something I'm still working on. There is quite a bit of humor I wanna put into the character (he is a brewmaster after all), but I don't want him to be the typical jokes machine people expect gnomes to be. I want him to have some serious moments and a very clear way of thinking, without humor being present 95% of the time. I've also been considering changing Lojo's race to a Dwarf or a Tauren because I like those races a lot for a brm, and it would definetly make things easier when roleplaying.Lojo9 4d
4d Best Lore Class and Race Combos. Hey guys I want facts on what races suite what classes. Can you put top 3 classes for each race down so I know label from 1 to 3 best to worst! Thank you! And maybe a little bit of a back story for each. :)Kalunar24 4d
4d New to RP where to begin First I have social anxiety and it has literally taken me years to work up the courage to even try this. I'll hash out Yuiko's background better a little later, for now. Name Yumara Isabella Umiko she shortened it to Yuiko Yuiko is an eccentric reclusive hunter. Do to an accident when she was younger, she views the world around her as a play most of the time. She herself is the only audience member and must not interact with the players less she ruin the production. She is very protective of animals and those she sees as friends during her moments of clarity. She travels with a ghostclaw named Soubi, that she befriended on her first trip to Tranquillien She also accompanied by her feline familiar Orion. Orion is a magical cat who spends most of his time on his flying broom. He detects as having a great amount of transmutation magic about him. He is also capable of speech and tries to get Yuiko to interact with others. I hope I'm doing this right.Yuiko8 4d
5d Dabbling in the Demonic I loved this quest so much. It felt like i was truly doing magic. But the most important thing for me is how we were actually combining different magic energies to use a Warlock spell. I was under the assumption that spells could only be casted by using only one magic type, Mage spells using Arcane, Warlock spells using Fel, and so on. But in this quest we used Arcane, Fel, Void and Death magic at the same time for something actually simple like opening a Warlock portal. Meaning that spellcasters probably channeling various forms of magic forces while using their spells, not only one like i used to think.Vincentiu5 5d
6d LF a guild base, need ideas! So my guild is looking for a base, but I'm at a loss of where would be good. We need a spot that could serve an academic purpose, is friendly to Horde, and would be a feasable spot for people to study and contain dangerous forces of Azeroth (Jade Serpent temple wouldn't be too welcome of such things). Maybe something Scholomance-ish? Anyone know of anything?Zenrao3 6d
6d Mana, A Theory on its Origins and Uses Hello all, I'm reaching out to our grand community to share my thoughts on mana. I know this is a subject often beaten to death on the forms but I wanted to hear your thoughts on a theory I worked up based on the information in lore that I could scrounge together. This is a bit long so I'll have to stretch it out over a few posts. Thank you and I hope you enjoy, please throw as much feedback at me as possible. Mana is a form of energy that has developed as an evolutionary response to the prevalent flows of arcane energy among the worlds in our known universe. Ours, perhaps, has seen a greater saturation than most, but perhaps not all. This abundance of arcane energy is due in part to the great sundering. As the Well of Eternity exploded, its raw arcane power was spread across our world, saturating everything from the soil to the very air we breathe. From continued exposure, life developed a means by which to resist the effects of this volatile energy. As a result, Mana was born. Though details are currently unknown, we can surmise, that our bodies, as well as other forms of life, have developed a way to convert varying amounts of arcane exposure. The exposure I reference would be that obtained from the water we drink, or even the act of breathing. Through this conversion within our body, mana, a much more stable, and biologically friendly form of energy is made. Mana is then stored throughout our bodies, much like the fuel gleaned from the consumption of food, and may have a multitude of uses other than that of spell-work. Chief among these presumed uses is the protection against bursts of raw arcane energy. By means of circulation, it forms a sort of unseen superficial and deep barrier throughout our bodies. When presented with a flux of arcane exposure, the mana naturally acts a sponge, soaking up the energies and breaking it down into a form that then dissipates from our bodies without signs of notable damage. However, when this flux is too great, outer layers of mana are stripped away too quickly, organic matter is temporarily displaced and a crystallizing effect can be noted as remnant mana, without functional systems by which to flow through the body, reverts to the stable form it desires. Spell casting is the most well know conscious use of mana. This ability, perfected by wielders of the arcane, utilizes mana’s stable nature, and ability to bind with raw arcane energies. Arcane energy is channeled by these individuals, and by means of directing their mana, are able to temporarily make it malleable, and susceptible to the casters will. This practice; however, proves risky. The caster is willingly sacrificing their mana, and this may be in greater quantities than their body is able to safely replenish. While it is still unknown how much our bodies rely on our pools of mana as a natural source of sustainment, or if it has grown to be linked in some way to our life force. The expulsion or draining of our mana does make us susceptible to a number of ill effects, some of which are explained by the excess arcane energy being pulled into the body during a time of mana depletion.Hljödhr2 6d
6d Graycott Village Guild Recruiting(Moon Guard) Hello everyone. I am interested in starting a new guild. This guild will be based on a group of loners becoming friends and creating a small village. Server: MoonGuard Side: Alliance Race: Any Level: Any Type: RP, Casual, Dungeons, Leveling Age: 18+ preferred because of possible language and violence, sexual content must be done in private. Each person will have a special role in the guild based on profession. For example, my character is an Alchemist and will be the person who creates potions and elixirs for those in the guild. Members can also take an apprentice and train them in their profession. There will also be other roles like "Dungeon Master" or "Raid Master." I am currently looking for 2 other people to help me run and set up the guild. Level and knowledge of Lore/WOW does not matter. My character is new and is training to be a master priest. So first, I am looking for a high level character to be the Village Master. You will not have the full admin privileges, but people will treat you like their Master. Please comment below if interested or any questions. I will probably make a discord later, but for now you can reach me on Twitter: @crybloodwing or CryBloodwing.Calisolee0 6d
6d Draenei RP So I really, really want to rp a Draenei. I have narrowed down my choice of class to either a Shadow Priest, Disc Priest or one of the three DK Specs. I have come to these here forums to have three questions answered. 1. How would a Draenei DK behave? 2. Can I get a few examples as to how a Draenei talks in text? 3. Would a shadow priest ever be accepted into Draenei society?Leylin4 6d
6d [New Guild] Yīngsù Village Yīngsù Village lies hidden in the mountains of Pandaria, South of Kun Lai, West of the Jade Forest, and North of the Valley of the Four Winds. It is a rocky, windswept and remote place, where few crops grow and the nights are cold. Like rubbish blown in the wind, drifters, thieves and renegades have made their way to the Village over the centuries, and calling it their home. To survive, they offer their services, ever discreetly, to the towns and cities below, trading knife-work and smuggling for rice and solitude. Whether by birth or adoption, the inhabitants of this secret place are members of a family. A family with customs, which must be obeyed, for the safety of the town and its people. For life in Yīngsù Village is frail and fleeting, but made stronger by bonds of blood and iron. ________________________ Yīngsù Village is a roleplay guild on Hordeside Wryrmest Accord, devoted to deep, interpersonal story, based on themes of interdependence, honor, crime and ethics. We are inspired loosely by legends of Ninja and Brigand villages in Japan and throughout Asia, who were said to have eked out a living in remote, barren places, and survived by the sword and subterfuge when they could not grow enough food or command enough respect. We welcome mature, even-keeled roleplayers who have a strong distinction between In-Character and Out-Of-Character, who are willing to engage in emotionally difficult but immensely rewarding stories. With a strong “Play to Lose” mentality, we recognize that the best tales often have sad endings, but are more memorable for it, and that power comes at a great cost. For information about applying, visit our website: 6d
6d New Discord Server - Children of Azeroth Hello everyone. I appreciate the time you took to look at my post. I am starting a new Discord server called Children of Azeroth. This server is dedicated to roleplaying within the WoW universe. In this server, you will be able to RP as one character, whether it be an already established character like Khadgar, or your own playable character, or maybe even murloc merchant traveling the land. It's your chance to do whatever you'd like as child of Azeroth. There is going to be a leveling system in the server, although it is currently undecided how you will level. These levels will determine your character's health and attack power. You will also be able to buy armor, weapons, and trinkets from merchants that the admins and mods control that help buff your character. A way to make money has yet to be decided as well, but we are working hard to figure out something. If you are interested in joining, please leave your Discord tag below, as well as any questions you may have, and we shall see to getting you in. Edit: I also forgot to mention there are three different factions you could join. The Horde, Alliance, and "Not Aligned" the last of which will allow you to join a third faction or be neutral.Arvos0 6d
6d Lore Loopholding to Immersion Ratio Hello all in the RP community. It has been quite some time since I have posted something here for those that haven't seen me in a while. So this post is to discuss your perspectives between, what outside the standard Taboos with relation to lore from what we have seen and read in gameplay, novels, history, and Chronicles would be acceptable to you by opinion? I would like to start of as an example to this: E.X. A: A Human local of Lordaeron being a witness to the scourge attack made by arthas upon slaughtering his father, and surviving the attack where they build their life experiences up from that point doing what it took to come to a point of present day from there. E.X. B: A draenei Refugee noted as being only among a small group of survivors that escaped through and witnessed the horrors dealt at the hands of the Horde at Karabor temple barring to find shelter traveling to Shattrath only to witness the devastation of this city from a subtle outlook point from affar, and from then encounter events altering their lives, that being broken/lost ones, or captive by Orcs, arrakoa, or other vicious captor. TL;DR To what degree breaks lore, and would it be capable of being dismissed should it promote outstanding story telling, character development, and superb immersion, so long as it doesn't border the taboos like Meta-geming, Mary-sueing and etc?Faralos15 6d
6d What is Ley and do warlocks use it? I'm wondering what type of energy Ley Lines have. I'm sure it powers Arcane magics, but for mages does it also power Fire and Frost magics? And do Warlocks use its energies at all? Mainly hoping to RP a gnome who uses the Ley Lines, but I prefer warlock class over mage class, and I don't know if that will work.Atenstein3 6d
Aug 17 RP Typing Style I'm fairly new to RP in game, and I have a question for the community. How do you type out your RP? I've seen different styles, but there are two main methods that I wanted to ask about. 1. Use both emote "/e" and say "/s. Emotes are for actions, and say is for spoken word. To me, this looks cleaner and can be easier to follow... but at the same time, there is nothing to tie both of them together, so others can break in and then you have something else or different to respond to that might impact what you were going to type. Example: Meishi waves to the new person. [Meishi]: "Hello!" 2. Use both spoken word and actions in either /s or /e. Examples: Meishi waves to the new person. "Hello!" she says. OR [Meishi] "Hello!" She waves to the new person. What do you use and why? For me, the first style makes more sense as the color difference splits words vs. actions in game.... but the 2nd style seems to be easier and quicker to type out, and more common. Bonus question: How in the world to you type while moving? I did an RP once with characters moving from one place to another, and they were all talking while they were walking. I had a hard time keeping up as I had to stop walking to type. Any suggestions? I tried auto-following someone in the group, but it was awkward. Thanks!Meishí4 Aug 17