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

Oct 26, 2010 Welcome: Please Read! Welcome to the World's End Tavern forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss role-playing with your fellow World of Warcraft players. Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct (http://us.battle.net/en/community/conduct) and guidelines (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15252595157) before posting. Important Reminders: Search The search function at the top of the World of Warcraft community site is extremely effective and robust. Before you create a new forum topic, please be use it to search for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer for which you are looking. Making a new thread on an existing subject can result in your thread being deleted or, if you continue to re-post the same content, the loss of your forum privileges for spamming. Rating The forum rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, demote unhelpful comments, and even report posts that violate the forum Code of Conduct. By hovering over a post you'll be presented with several options, including a "thumbs up" (Like) and a "thumbs down" (Dislike) icon. Clicking the "thumbs up" icon will rate the post up. If enough people like a post, it will gain a Highly Rated status and appear at the top of related search results. Highly Rated posts will also have a highlighted background. Clicking the "thumbs down" icon will expand a drop-down menu which will include "Dislike," "Trolling, "Spam" and "Report" options. "Dislike" will rate the post down. If enough people dislike a post, it will be darkened, and with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden completely. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of a violation. Please note that you can only rate each post once. Use your power wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community. Have fun posting on these forums, and good luck with your adventures in Azeroth!Lylirra1 Oct 26, 2010
Feb 8, 2015 Introducing Your Character to the Universe! How there, folks! This thread is for anybody who wants to share a short and brief description of their character, and I recommend that you use this format to share; Character's Name: Realm: Level: Age: Current Residence: Short Back Story: *Short Back-Stories Must Be Under 200 Words! If you must know what this look like well. ---Start---- ---Finish--- Seven Lines of Back Story Allowed!Dèstiny1000 Feb 8, 2015
Oct 5 [Guide] In-Game Roleplay -- The Basics Thank you all for your efforts and hard work, everyone! This guide would not be where it is today without your support and feedback, and I hope it can serve as a valuable resource for people to turn to for years to come! This guide, as stated above in the topic title, will be all about the basics of in-game roleplaying, and will be relatively lengthy. It will include examples for you to see, explanations for you to understand, and links to other very helpful threads and resources to help you learn about the joy of roleplaying. Also, since I do not consider myself the best of the best, I am completely open to criticism intended to correct or better the information provided here. Any suggestions for corrections, additions, or deletions are completely welcome, and preferred. After all, this guide is meant to be helpful and insightful when it comes to in-game roleplaying, not a bunch of drivel that doesn't help anyone or make sense. Even if you're skeptical about some piece of information, question me! I'll be happy to answer, and if I'm not available to respond someone else might be around to do so! Table of Contents I. Basic Roleplaying Terms II. Preparations for Roleplaying - 1. Character Development - 2. And The Things You Need to Know to Start III. Roleplaying Fights IV. Open World RP vs. Group RP V. Griefers and You VI. Using Online Resources for RP VII. Transitioning to Forum RP VIII. Helpful Links CompilationShandrís109 Oct 5
Aug 11, 2017 Forum RP: Types and Expectations ((Guide)) Hell Yeah! :D Thanks all, hope you enjoy this guide. Before I start. This is a very long guide, feel free to skip to the bits that are relevant to you. If you want to know how to start a Closed RP, go to that section. If you want to know about Expectations of Open RP, skip there. Also feel very free to offer constructive criticism, or criticism in general, every post is a bump :) This, as the title suggests is about Forum RP. If you wish for a Guide on In-game RP, I suggest: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2016793577 The above guide is very easy to read, and a lot of the basics can even be strongly relevant to forum RP. Even if you don't plan to in-game RP, the above is an easy read and comes with a few strong links that relate to forum RP as well. Edit: Second reference: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406722537?page=1 This is another written set of guidelines and rules, check them out for another reference if you like, it's definitely more compact than this and might give you a good summary. And lastly: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3871117384?page=1 This is a brilliantly written ongoing statement and guide. It's not only personal, but comes from an experienced and helpful person. Types of Forum RPs This thread is an expression of my opinion. I am not stating fact, but I am hoping that I am vague and general enough for it to be true, even if skewed a little. I am writing this guide, so that people can understand what the different forum tags mean, how you can get into different types of RP, how you are expected to act in them, and how they work in general. First of all and most important: You are not expected to read this whole thing, it is considerably long and detailed and I probably should have condensed it. But, if you read anything, please read the second post, with Expectations and the Rules of RP, this is probably the most important part of this thread! Feel free to post criticism. Even if I disagree, I will post any valid arguments up on my first posts, for anyone else to read, so they can understand the mixed opinions that are present. This guide will also shape and form from structured opinion, I will edit as seems fit. At the start this might seem a little... not good... but with help from our community, it will grow better. I will be focusing on two main types of RP. Open, and Closed. However I will also delve into the variants of each, such as the Tavern RP, and the structured Closed RP. I will try and keep a vague sense, as it is not black and white, especially when getting into the structured aspect of things. Also, remember, I am not telling you how to do things; I am just trying to help. Each Topic will be separated by emphasized titles. At the end of each topic, there will be a short summary in italics. After the Table of Contents, there will be a summary of expectations, as it is likely the most important part of this thread. What this Guide will contain Expectations - Post 2 The "Rules' of RP - Post 2 Summary of RP Types. - Post 3 Open RPs General Feel -Post 3 How to get into one - Post 3 Expectations - Post 4 How to make one - Post 4 The Tavern Element - Post 4 Closed RPs General Feel - Post 5 How to get into one - Post 5 Expectations - Post 5 How to make one - Post 6 The Structured Element - Post 7 Quick Term Summary There are other, better places you can find these, but I will just go through the ones you will need to know here. OOC: Out of Character. Refers to any comment made from you as an Earthling, not from your character, as I am talking now, as opposed to... IC: In Character. Any comment made from your characters perspective. E.g.: Thurman took the blue silken wizards hat from his bed and placed it on top of his head. RP: Roleplay TM: Thread Master. The Person who creates a thread, this is the poster with the most control; role will vary depending on the RP type. OP: Opening Post. This refers to the first post in a thread by someone. The TM’s first post will start a thread, while the posters first post will introduce their character. Generally, the OP will be longer than the other posts, because you have far more to write about, and generally want to put more effort into it. Note Feel free to post criticism. Know that I want your opinion, and if you have your own guide, or bits of guide, feel free to give them to me, and I will add them. We are a community. The credit should go to all of us.Meep169 Aug 11, 2017
Sep 25, 2016 [FanFic Guide]: Building a Better Story! I thought I might as well toss up some guidelines that could give some new writers a path to follow. You can choose to follow what I say strictly, or just completely blow it off; doesn't much matter. It's your story, so be creative with it! I'm just here to try and help. -Table of Contents- I. Story Topics II. Creativity in Writing III. Writing Guidelines IV. Descriptive Limitations V. Hero’s Journey VI. Involving NPCs VII. Adding Flavor Lore VIII. After Publishing ---------------------- I. Story Topics Now, while this is very much your story and your creation, it does have to take place within the WoW universe (Blizzard's rules from the old Seat of Knowledge forum, not mine). People tend to shy away from stories that involve heavy lorebreaking without an explanation. This doesn't include things such as alternate dimensions, changes in the past, nightmares or dreams, etc, but rather blatant alterations that don't serve any purpose other than "I said so". However, so long as you make it obvious that your story is in Warcraft, you should be fine. II. Creativity in Writing Something to always keep in mind while writing your story, is that it is your creation and your imagination that is at work; not someone else's. If you want to involve a giant, undead, fel-corrupted dragon in Moonglade for your story about a teenager with a mechanical arm and a blade that can cut through anything... Have at it. It's your story so you write it however you see fit to capture your imagination and entertain others. III. Writing Guidelines People don’t like to read walls of texts, paragraphs filled with bad punctuation, wrong spelling or broken English, so if you want to hook your readers before they even start reading, break your story apart. Split them up into smaller paragraphs, use proper grammar and punctuation and if you don’t know how to spell a specific word, try using Google’s voice recognition on your phone or laptop to pronounce the word; Google should recognize it, and then you’ll know how to spell it. Trust me, splitting your story into paragraphs and using proper grammar goes a long way with a reader’s eye. IV. Descriptive Limitations While this is Warcraft, there are some descriptive limitations that could get your thread deleted if you break some of the rules. As you very well know, World of Warcraft is filled with blood, gore and torture, all of which can be within your story without a problem (usually). However, I wouldn't go about describing in great detail the victim of some heinous death. Gore can usually be described if you’re detailing an Abomination or Ghoul, but if you’re describing a character's death, keep it to a minimum. People are much more queasy reading about recently dead bodies than they are zombies, even if they're technically the same thing. There's a mental barrier there that separates the two and crossing that line can have more people clicking off of your story. Same goes for describing scenes of sexual intercourse, nudity, non-consensual sex, etc. If you want to share your Warcraft fantasy, there are sites for that, but this is not one of them. V. The Hero's Journey Any great story needs a hero, and any great hero needs a journey. In 1987, Joseph Campbell released a book titled "The Hero's Journey", and it showed people how almost every hero, whether it be Gilgamesh of ancient Mesopotamia over 4,000 years ago, or the well-known Superman and even Jesus Christ, all share shockingly similar traits. According to Joseph Campbell, they all follow a guideline of a story element; and for good reasons. People love it. Remember, you do not have to follow the Hero’s Journey to make a good story, but here's a breakdown of the Hero's Journey in a simplified version: Unusual Birth Whether it’s the common virgin birth story or the death of the character's parents, anything unusual that happens at birth or at a young age can fit right in here. Call to Adventure This usually includes a messenger of some sort or a way of the hero being requested for aid in a mission, usually in a faraway land. Refusal of the Call The hero tends to refuse the call to adventure at first, but is then forced to go, convinced to, or chooses to go. Meeting the Mentor It could be a teacher, father, trainer, or even a sibling, but this area usually includes training or preparation for the adventure. Crossing the First Threshold Whether it’s fighting a dragon, tackling a giant, solving a riddle, saving the town or rescuing Timmy from a well, this is the first trial that has to be conquered to achieve the goal.Canniibal21 Sep 25, 2016
May 19 Roleplaying Question Collective Now, I've been on these forums a while. It never fails that many questions get asked over and over and over. I'm hoping to create some kind of resource for people to come to to get their questions answered. They'll include a question(In no particular order), with a general consensus of the forums/sources as to what the answer of that question is, and a link if applicable to where discussion on that topic was held. I'll update for better threads or different opinions should things change. I'm also open to suggestions or links, so post them if you have them. ERPing and how to handle it should you see it. -- Warn them(politely), report them, ignore them if they continue. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827258606 Using the Vial of the Sands to RP a Dragon. -- It's generally frowned upon, can be proven OoCly and ICly to not work, but if you can find an accepting group and you do it well, it can work. Don't expect wide acceptance. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827308891 Languages, Translations, and where to find them. -- While it's possible lorewise for characters to learn other languages, you have to turn to an addon to allow you to speak them in RP. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1869557258 "Breaking" and "Bending" Lore. -- Many many people frown upon it, but there is a small community that supports it. Try to find them, don't expect people to accept you or your story/character. Most prefer to RP WoW in WoW. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827668013?page=1 Death, Healing, and mechanics. -- There are many ways to handle death and healing in World of Warcraft. One of the more accepted ways is that Death is final. You can also be ressurected, but you can't cheapen Death by making it easy. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1658711113 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1020822138 Races that don't exist in WoW, in WoW. -- Much like breaking or bending lore to allow things that should be, roleplaying a race that doesn't normally exist(Dark Elves, other fantasy races) is generally frowned upon. You can find those that accept it but don't expect wide acceptance. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827305646 Vampires in WoW -- Classical vampires do not actually exist in WoW. There are vampiric creatures, there are also vampiric demons or other creations, but a Vampire like you would see in Dracula does not exist. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827308694 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1126994716 Love in World of Warcraft -- Love can strike anyone at any time. However, you must take into consideration ICly and OoCly genetics, cultural differences, age discrepancies, and physiology. -- Thread(s): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827258515 , http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1083609740 Why Night Elves look different from Blood Elves, and High Elves. -- Usage of Arcane magic drove the Highborne, Blood Elves, and High Elves from the rest of Night Elven culture. Arcane magic altered their culture and outlooks. High Elves and Blood Elves look differently from Night Elves because they were severed from the Well of Eternity. -- Wiki: http://www.wowpedia.org/High_Elves ; Section: Foundation of Quel'Thalas. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827305635 Roleplaying a race that you aren't. -- It takes suspension of disbelief, use of addons, and ingame items to pull something like this off, but it is possible. There's limits, but many options are within reach. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1764408452 Dealing with "bad" RP. -- General consensus is that if you see someone RPing "wrong", -politely- inform them, in whispers, that they may want to rethink how they are RPing. Don't push them, but give them a gentle nudge to these forums or other Lore sites. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1083359337 Dealing with godmoders. -- Much like "bad" rp, you can politely inform them that what they're doing may not be entirely correct. Refer them somewhere that they can use to help themselves out. Or you can simply ignore them if they don't listen to reason. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827524850 Are Highborne Immortal? -- Highborne, like normal Night Elves, are no longer immortal. They used to be, but were sustained by demons and other unsavory magics instead of being naturally immortal. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1827304290 Roleplaying as a Dragon. -- Roleplaying as a Dragon is a touchy topic. Many will tell you to simply "DIAF". However, it is possible, and can be done. You must to a lot of research and be ready to take a lot of heat. I don't encourage or down it, it's an individual thing. -- Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1756043459Slywyn210 May 19
Mar 18 On Sale Now! World of Warcraft: Chronicle I'm sure you've seen this by now, but I wanted to make sure since there is so much juicy info in this first volume to sink your teeth into. ... You can read the full blog post and watch the video with Chris Metzen (among others) talk about it here. For those that have it already, we'd love to hear how you're enjoying it.Nethaera10 Mar 18
10m Wet Community Lounge #149 You ladies and gents know the rules, don't be too crazy :P Previous thread: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20767637017?page=1 Archive of Craziness: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/13780458267Titanrage349 10m
30m Lore Q&A and Character Help 4 A continuation of my other threads, found here: 1: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20752578668 2: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20755717466 3: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20761766575 I have a knack for knowing and finding obscure references in lore and, generally, just knowing a lot about it. If you have any lore questions, want some help with a character backstory or anything of the like, leave it in the comments and I will happy to do my research and help in any way I can!Cannibal184 30m
2h The Impossible Mission (Closed IC) Quite some time has passed since the incident in Acherus the Ebon Hold. There had still been no leads on the individual responsible for the deaths of Ghosar and the other knights. Once the world was wounded and the Alliance and Horde began racing after the world’s very essence the investigation seemed to be forgotten. Sandara however was determined to see her vow fulfilled and those responsible for the deaths of eleven knight’s be brought to justice. Meanwhile Bryah Starstrider was being summoned by her captain for a new assignment. Her captain sat behind her desk writing down a letter as Bryah entered. “Captain.” She said with a salute. Her captain didn’t look up from her work for a long minute. It almost got to the point where Bryah considered saying it again. “Starstrider.” The captain said abruptly. Her eyes flicked up to the other woman before back to her letter. “You’re late. Again. Don’t give me your excuses, I honestly do not care. However…” She said with a sigh as she folded the letter and poured wax on it to seal before pressing the wax. “I have an assignment that recently came across my desk. One I do not like at all. Do you know about the Specter Cartel?” She asked inquisitively. Bryah replied almost immediately, ignoring the first comments from the captain. In her own mind she was on time. Her current captain was far too strict for her own liking. “I have had dealings with them before. I’m confident they are responsible for a number of crimes against Silvermoon.” She said with disappointment in her voice. “Good to know you are acquainted with them. Some of our intelligence suggests that they recently started collecting and selling Azerite on the black market. The substance has incredible potential and we need to shut down anyone who does not exclusively deal with the horde. So you’re new assignment is one that will be beyond dangerous, but I am confident that you can accomplish it. You are to infiltrate the Cartel.”Distrò57 2h
5h Writing Prompts - Word of the Day Learn new words, have fun, exercise your writing. I post 3 words daily. You don't have to use all three. Any word on this master list is fair game. Any style of writing is fine except explicit adult writing (Just cuz blizzard says so). Splitting the word archive into posts with two months and links to them. This post will eventually cap out lol. Word Collection: 2018 April and May: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20762146986?page=8#post-157 June and July: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20762146986?page=8#post-158 August and September: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20762146986?page=14#post-279Vynianyx308 5h
6h Troll Warlock lore/rp? Hi all, After playing to 120 as horde I decided to faction change to troll because they are just so dang cool. Everything about them, I ate it all up. With that said, I'm not really knowledgeable on troll warlock and can't seem to find much on them. Do they operate differently? Do the Loa play a factor? What separates them from the other faction warlock? Thanks guysAlhaazred0 6h
7h [Oneshot] Remember, Little Death Knight Terrified screams filled the air. The blight that Sylvanas had unleashed upon the encroaching Alliance army had torn through their ranks like dragonfire, and those that did not flee in time were caught in its deadly grip, plunged into damnation. Karnum was ambivalent as he watched the unfolding scene, letting his hefty runeblade rest beside him as his glowing eyes took in the details. The innumerable bodies of his foes littered the battlefield, their broken and trampled forms quickly obscured by the deadly mist. It was not an unfamiliar sight to the Death Knight, who once relished in condemning the living to a similar fate when he was bound in service to Prince Arthas and the Scourge of the Damned. It seemed ironic, in a way- the champions of Azeroth had banded together to put an end to the Lich King's reign, and although they succeeded and he was dethroned, his legacy had somehow lived on. "For the Horde!" "For the Warchief!" "Victory for Sylvanas!" The elf ignored the cheering of his comrades. He did not care for the Horde, comprised mostly of those he had once swore to destroy. He did not care for the Orcish customs, language, or affinity for bloodlust and violence. He did support Sylvanas, appreciating her deep understanding of what it meant for one's life to be forcibly taken away and replaced with what was essentially enslavement. But employing the Lich King's tactics in battle seemed gratuitous, to say the least. As the Horde's warriors charged the lines, wearing masks to protect themselves from the poison their leader had unleashed, Karnum advanced slowly, seeing no need to rush when the Alliance had already been beaten. His years of servitude to the Frozen Throne were still fresh in his mind. It may have been some time since his master was slain and he was given back his freedom and autonomy, but the memories were strong, and they came to the forefront of his mind when he issued a coup de grace to a pleading kaldorei sentinel. As his jagged runeblade tore through her abdomen, he saw a young human woman in tears, pleading for her life. He took it without mercy. Plodding steps led the Death Knight through the sea of broken bodies. He could raise them, if he wanted. Force them into his service. How many times did he channel his necromantic powers to produce more fodder for the Scourge? He recalled how much he enjoyed doing it, especially when they would still be sentient enough to express the depths of their torment. Although Karnum had found himself leaving the battlefield behind, the memories followed. The sins of his past haunted him wherever he went, but this time, everything seemed more vivid. He looked to the runeblade clutched in his hand, a weapon forged by the Scourge and enchanted with dark magic to sap the life force of the living. His brows furled when he noticed something amiss- the runes lining the blade were glowing. "Karnum..." The voice called out to him, resonating in his mind. It was cold, and sinister, and somehow, very familiar. "You thought you could escape me?" He lurched forward, as if walking away would make the voice disappear. "You have spent far too long in exile." A bolt of pain coursed through his body, bringing him to his knees. His eyes looked up, trying to locate the source of whatever spell was afflicting him, and instead found himself staring at a great, icy throne, atop which sat a lone figure, wearing a battered helm. "The Frozen Throne!" The magic tore at his insides, and tugged him down. He was forced to fall into the mud, and the voice only grew louder. "I called upon my champions to battle the Legion. The Legion is defeated. But there are still many battles left to be fought." In the midst of the agonizing pain, Karnum stood resilient, but his willpower was waning. "I will never serve you! Never again!" "Did you truly think I would let you roam free forever? You, who have served me so well?" The Death Knight looked up at the visage before him, of the figure who had tormented him and his people, a figure he was so certain was permanently defeated. "Remember, little Death Knight..." He rose to his feet, finding himself unable to resist kneeling in awe. "In their final hour..." Karnum bowed his head low. "All must serve... the one... true... King." "All must serve... the one... true... King."Solvarus2 7h
9h Question on couples I have two characters I like, a Gnome and a Goblin, and I was wondering if its possible that they could have children? The topic of the Orc and his Gnome got me thinking of these two. I mean, it should be possible. They're both somewhat the same size and I imagine that's the main thing.Akemitis2 9h
12h [Light RP] Ask an Orc Pirate Anything! In a smoky tavern a large orc leans against the bar, a cigar in one hand and a talbuk horn full of grog in the other. Long war-braids dangle from his cheeks down to his belt and his hair on his head is tied up high in a ponytail. He wears a long coat not uncommon among pirates of note, made seemingly from patchwork leather and with wolf fur thick in the wide collar and around the sleeves and hems. All the buckles and buttons are designed after Horde symbols or skulls. The coat is open exposing a muscled chest covered only by a leather, studded harness. He has pants that are similar studded and tall boots seemingly made of the same material as his coat. On his waist is a cutlass of a more orcish design with a jagged blade in one sheathe and in a separate baldric a boarding ax. "Well, look what the wolves dragged in," He says to you, taking a long drag from his cigar before chugging some more of his grog, "Name's Brollmosh Blackwolf; maybe you've heard of me?" He asks with a laugh. "Seems with events abroad, more and more seem to be thinkin' the pirate's life is for them. As you can probably guess, I am one - plunderin' for the Horde, and I've done some work with the Blackwater Raiders. In fact, that's where I got my start! But enough 'bout me; I'm sure you probably think the same, right? If nothin' else, maybe you're one of those types who think orcs ain't fit pirates or it's 'untraditional.' Well, I'm here to answer all your questions. Anythin' you've ever wanted to know from a guy like me? I'm an open book."Brollmosh7 12h
12h Name for a Nightsaber Mount I'm trying to think up a name for my Night Elf druids nightsaber mount (WInterspring Frostsaber) but I can't think of anything =( Could anyone give me some ideas?Deysonia14 12h
14h Easier places to post Fan Fiction? I don't see a lot of fiction here. Probably because the forum structure really doesn't support larger pieces. Even the eleven-page one I want to share would require lots of re-formatting to fit here. Is there something WoW fans use for their fiction that gets a lot of traction? I'd like to get my fiction out there for my fellow fans to see and comment on but I'd really like somewhere less cumbersome than the forums to host it. At the same time it would be nice if it was actually seen.Brollmosh3 14h
14h Suggestion: Removing faction language barrier Can we just go ahead with this already? Some races can already speak to the other faction (B/V Elves for sure, Pandaren I think?). Imagine the doors this would open for the roleplay community! Orcish and Common are apparently spoken by all anyway (the leaders of both factions talk to each other fluently all the time, mobs we fight as Alliance say 'for the Horde!', or other random insults/taunts, and vice versa.) I see nothing but benefits all around. The only downside I can think of- and my guess as to the only reason Blizz doesn't want to do it: PVP. Players could hypothetically 'spy' on other teams in BGs and yell out what one team is doing to give the other an edge, or just straight up trash talk and cause grief. But that happens anyway, doesn't it? Whether you log in to the other faction to chew someone out for ganking you or just bring it to the forums for all to see. The benefits would still outweigh the cons IMO, but what could we do about those issues? Thoughts?Hàrland21 14h
15h Boralus, A New RP Hub? So as we all know Boralus is the new city for alliance player in BFA, I think this new city has a lot of potential for RP. It's always busy, there's lots of inns and taverns, there's clearly a lot of divide between the social classes which can be a good basis for some guilds, and finally it looks absolutely stunning! EVERYTHING is high rez. It's the perfect city to become the new alliance roleplay hub... That is if we all, y'know, actually RP there. So what do you all think? Would you be willing to participate in this? Or is it a terribly stupid idea that should have never come into being?Cathalin4 15h
18h Cult of the Black Scales [IC] Please see the sign up thread for rules and to sign up. Sign ups are still open for interested parties. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20744714312 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mortre paced in the depths of her caverns. “It just doesn’t make sense.” She grumbled. The contract, the death knight hunt, the stalking. What was going on? The worgen felt like she was missing a piece, a crucial piece, to this puzzle. She had almost worn a path into the stone of the cavern floor. Sterixia entered the cavern. As she did, her form began to shift. It went temporarily incorporeal as she twisted into the form of an elf like creature. Sterixia still hadn’t mastered the ability, as the elf took form it looked like a strange, alien creature. Her skin was leathery and pink, with patches of black silk like scales dotting the surface. Her hair was not hair, yet a long, piece of leathery cartilage that she could somewhat move. Her ears were indented in a way that they almost looked like dragon wings. Off of each corner of her jaw was a small tentacle. Sterixia’s form held no clothing, rather an elegant pattern of black silk scales and membrane. As she came out of the incorporeal state, she smiled at Mortre. Mortre regarded the netherdrake with a slight grin herself. “Getting better. I suppose you may look normal someday.” She chuckled to herself and resumed her pacing. Sterixia sat on a nearby stone and observed. “Sterixia… I just don’t know.” Mortre sighed. “I know someone is out for me… but who. Something seems so familiar, yet so foreign.” She paused and regarded the pondering netherdrake with softened eyes. Sterixia simply shook her head, having no idea herself. The muted woman stood and approached Mortre. She wrapped her arms around the worgen in a hug. Mortre’s face reflected a look of startled amusement, before she ran a clawed hand down Sterixia’s head. “Listen, if anything happens; go to Kersia. I am sure she will keep you safe.” Sterixia pushed away from Mortre and looked at her confused. It was uncharacteristic of her to be so… warm. Whatever had been going on, it bothered the dark woman deeply, and that troubled Sterixia. Mortre was always so confident, so decisive. And here she was. Deeply troubled. Sterixia felt a bubbling worry fill her body. “Well,” Mortre sighed. “You should go get something for food. Try to stay away from settlements okay?” Mortre grinned at her. Sterixia nodded and began to leave the chamber when something struck her. The world around her began to fade to black. She saw chains spring up from the stones, wrapping around Mortre. And then there was only darkness. Mortre watched with horror as something flew from the corner of the cavern and struck Sterixia. “Who’s there!?” she shouted. Chains sprung from the stones, binding her body in place. I don’t understand!? I sensed no one! Has the earth betrayed me!? Mortre looked wildly around the room. Laughter echoed down the tunnels and into the cavern. A figure took form, rising through what looked like liquid stone. He was human in appearance, garbed in what appeared to be formal attire. He didn’t look much older than eighteen, but he appeared sickly and ill. Dark circles could be seen under his eyes. He skin was bronzed in color, and his eyes were golden with elongated pupils. His hair was black and slicked back. He chuckled and shook his head. “Finally found you, after all this time.” His voice was dark and operatic. “Who are you!? What have you done with Sterixia!?” Mortre pulled against the chains, her face contorted into a snarl. He took a few steps towards her. “Oh my, you don’t recognize me? It hasn’t been that long… mother.” Mortre’s eyes grew wide. All the pieces snapped in place. “V-vinarion? You are alive? How?” “Well,” Vinarion walked around her, speaking with a slow and deliberate tone. “After you abandoned us, after father’s death, I took leadership. I lead us all to safety… to livelihood. I created a safe haven! And now… we want you!” A half elf female, garbed in black leather; with the same skin tone, eye color, and hair color as Vinarion, appeared behind Mortre. “Sorry, Mother.” She whispered softly into Mortre’s ear as she stuck a needle into Mortre’s flesh. “Van… exia? You are alive… too?” Mortre felt the world spin around her as she fell to her knees. Vanexia was there, standing above her. Next to her was another high elf, his hair long and loose. He stood with a grin plastered on his face, revealing the jagged teeth that filled his mouth. He leaned against a great scythe as he watched Mortre on the ground. Mortre looked between the three, the borders of her vision blackening. “Vanzer… you too? You all… are-“ The world faded out of view, as Mortre fell into a deep slumber.Mortre442 18h
1d "Quarantine" (Rp-thread Signups/OOC!) A rumor spreads of mysterious things happening in gilneas, one that use to be a war-zone, but now has became a quarantined area, preventing both alliance and horde from entering, but one amongst the gossip of rumors, is that there is a elderly human seeking to find crystals that have fallen from the skies, from the meteors that landed in Gilneas. They say in these rumors, that to meet this man, and his grandson, you must find a mage in Dalaran, A human mage that spends his times at the inn, he will be wearing a golden ring with a ruby gem socket into the metal. They also say that the ruby somehow manage to become in a rose shape in a natural cause, or unnatural magical use of alterations, but they all tell you that's not the point. They say to find this man, and he will guide you, but there is a final warning, "To seek this place, you will be rich, if you survive with your sanity and life intacted that is." But mysterious as it is, the rumors have more sense of truth, than a liars tongue, but they say none have returned, but they do not know if they have perished or merely grown plentiful with coin and trade. _______ WELCOME to Quarantine, this is a rp thread where you have to survive what has happened in the now dark streets of gilneas, but each encounter has a chance of causing more than basic issues. be wary of who you trust and aid. Name: Age: Race: Short Description: Class: Reason: __ Ask questions if you got any!Dârak288 1d
1d Subspace Experiment OOC (Signups Open) Throughout the Horde and Alliance cities an inconspicuous flyer hung on the notice boards. It was an advertisement for a rather unique job. ... ---- Here is a fun little RP idea I had a while ago. Thought it would be nice to do as we dive into BFA and formulate thread ideas based on the lore we get in the expansion. The way this thread works is a little different than a typical RP thread. In this thread, the player will control two characters, the one they sign up, and the opposite of that character. So, take my druidess Vynianyx. Not only would I control her, but I’ll also control the evil, corrupted fire druid version of her that the simulation creates. This is because it is easier for the owner of the character to control their evil or good, whatever, opposite character. Everyone will start out outside of the simulation, for set up. Once we go inside, you’ll face your own shadow. The difficulty is up to you. You are free to dispatch yours asap and then travel to the simulations with others to help them. Once everyone has dispatched their shadows, there will be one final encounter. I’ll have… three… characters in this, maybe more. It’s a concept I’ve been toying with for a while. My characters will be set up to allow for help in dispatching their shadows, for those who stop theirs early and want to help others. By no means does that mean only I can do it. Collaborate in this OOC thread with others. Ask permission to join in someone else’s simulation. There really aren’t rules aside from the no controlling characters that aren’t yours. Due to the simulation nature of this, you are free to dispatch your foe or foes however you want. You can choose to have damage be lasting or not, Kersia will have Xinaria standing by outside to heal… if we get free mwahaha Sign Ups: Name: Title: Race/Class: Traits: Description: Backstory (optional): Shadow: Name: Title: Race/Class: (If changed from original) Traits that changed: Description: Edit: Sign up as many characters as you want and think you can manage. Good guys, bad guys, pretty much any archtype should work. A bad guy's shadow would be a good version of him. Shadows are your opposite. Edit edit: takes place between Lorderon and launch day for bfaKersia36 1d
1d Ered’Kiel’s Desolation (OOC Temp closed) This is the ooc thread for the villain rp between Salkeen, his minions, masters Jericha and other denizens. As of right now the thread will probably not be receiving newcomers as the villains gotta settle in a cause some destruction before heroes can rise to the call to push them out. https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20764346258?page=25Salkeen436 1d
1d Can a gnome/orc couple have kids? I've got an uncomfortable question. I'm working on the family tree for all my RP characters and I have a gnome and an orc that are married. Can a gnome and an orc produce a child together or would it be better to say they adopted if they wanted to start a family?Ulgaan27 1d
1d More Attached to a Character Than a Faction To clarify, I don't like the Horde. They've always struck me as the villains, and recent events have only cemented that opinion. I also like the Alliance races, leaders and story better. ...but for whatever stupid reason, I feel more attached to this Paladin than any of my Alliance characters. I don't even play on an RP server, but I used to rp on the old Bethesda forums, so I've got a whole backstory for this character. I even tried faction changing, but I couldn't stand the thought of just erasing her story that way. So, there's a good chance I might end up maining this character, representing a faction I don't particularly like against a faction I do...all because I seem to be attached to this specific character (helps that I like Paladins, I suppose). Anybody else ever encounter this?Aderyn14 1d
1d The War on Azeroth. (respond in character) What is your stance on the war between the horde and the alliance. Where do you stand, and why.Kandarian22 1d
1d Legionstrike: Alpha (OOC) Saehri, I've tapped you and your daughter for an important mission on Argus. Far out in a quadrant of the planet with no business having any signs of life, there has been an unnatural amount of activity. With the campaign on Argus drawing on nearly every resource we have I've opted for a small strike team to go investigate this anomaly and deal with any threat it may pose to the campaign proper. To that end I've included a list of talented individuals, all of whom have already accepted a role in this team, as well as their location. Additionally I'm leaving the final spot open to your discretion, I trust you won’t have any difficulty getting in contact. The stones I've included have been attuned to the rendezvous and from there Vahrra has the location of a forward camp you can operate out of. Good Luck, Khadgar ******************************* Welcome to Legionstrike: Alpha! This is a companion thread to Legionstrike: Genesis, this team will have it's own mission parallel to the Genesis team with the goal being to have both threads eventually converge on a single pair of villains. I plan on keeping this as an open thread (as Genesis is) but even so I'd like there to be a few guidelines. 1) Even though this is an open thread, I'd ask all people who plan on joining to put up a character sheet so the rest of the thread can have something quick to read about what your character is like. 2) I'd ask that you bring no more than two characters into this thread 3) As this is an open thread you may come and go as you please. HOWEVER, if you must leave I'd ask that as a courtesy to others you write an exit post giving a reason so that the RP isn't stalled. If you go more than two weeks without posting I will reserve the right to write the character out of the RP (while leaving a bit of wiggle room for them to return.) 4) As much as I'd love to RP with Void Elves this story takes place before the end of the Legion and thus none of the elves in Telogrus are actually Void Elves yet, so I'd ask you to refrain from posting on such. For a character sheet please follow the below: Name: Race: Gender: Relative Age: Class or Profession: Speciality: Notable equipment or abilities: Brief Summary:Saehri457 1d
1d Horde RP Server ((OOC)) I'm looking to get into Horde roleplaying. However, from my observation, MoonGuard's Horde seems to be kind of dead. What are the roleplay community / aspects of Emerald Dream like? What about Wyrmrest Accord? Which has a more active, varied role play community?Chugo2 1d
1d Your cliche goblin RP - which server? I've been feeling an itch to roll up a gobbo engineer, taking a break from my edgy DK with some lighter stuff and what have you. What server would you suggest - MG or WrA? I mean, I know the old cliche that MG Horde is dead, but I thought I'd check. Also, does anyone know of any active goblin / goblin-centered guilds that are hiring? Finally, if you got to this point.. how good are Priests right now? Because I had a notion of doing an Airborne Priest, like the ones they have in Azhara.. but if the class is 'meh'.. In any case, thank you for taking your time!Armitâge2 1d
1d Subspace Experiment IC (Sign ups open) Throughout the Horde and Alliance cities an inconspicuous flyer hung on the notice boards. It was an advertisement for a rather unique job. ... Kersia leaned up against the back wall of her tower’s entrance room, her fingers drumming against her crossed arms. The room was fairly large, and a portal flickered in the center. The reflection on the portal was a dark blue platform in a room that appeared to have no walls, but a number of doors. Below the flickering portal was a series of runic circles and a groove running to another set of runic circles about five feet away. The circles glowed with a faint blue light and arcane blue energy filled the groove connecting them. A noise behind her tower door caused Kersia to step away from the wall at attention. She could hear voices behind it, and slowly it was pushed open. “Ah! Vyn, Mortre, good to see the pair of you!” Kersia stepped towards them, carefully walking around the runic set up. Vynianyx smiled. “Well, it seemed like a good idea to check our combat skills.” Mortre scowled, though her human form hardly portrayed the same ferocity as her worgen. “Though I doubt this is the time.” She sighed. “After what happened to Teldrassil-” “This is the best time! I get data, people get free training!” Kersia cackled and slapped Mortre’s arm. “I did put notices in the Horde cities too. Never seem to get much data from their people.” Vyn’s smile turned sour. “That a good idea?” “Puh-lease!” Kersia scoffed. “I need the data and the testing zone is totally neutral!” Mortre snickered. “Are the people though.” “Oh details! We’ll be in our own rooms, doesn’t matter.” Kersia grinned. “We? Shouldn’t you be monitoring everything on the outside?” Vyn’s expression went to concerned. “And miss out on the fun? No thank you! I can produce data as well. I’ve rigged everything to automatic. Now!” Kersia motioned to a small buffet enchanted with refilling snacks and beverages. Fruits, vegetables, meat skewers, shrimp, salads, coffee, tea, ale, water, juices all lined its table. “Help yourselves while we wait for others to show.” There were chairs arranged around the edges of the room for seating. Not the most comfortable with hard seats, but good enough to sit in and wait. Vyn and Mortre exchanged concerned looks and shrugged. Hardly the oddest thing they had agreed to from the blue. They got a few snacks and sat down to wait.Kersia22 1d
2d Rp story idea question I have an idea for a character but I’m not sure if it’I’ll work lore wise. I want to make an undead and her story will be that she was a human who fought in the battle of lordaeron but she was killed by the blight and rose as an undead. Will that work or does it go against lore? I also want to do a story about a prisoner who escaped or was rescued from the stockades. Does that work too or no?Savandia4 2d
2d Ered’Kiels Desolation (IC Closed 2) Maleok swung again and again slicing down demonic warrior after demonic warrior, he could do this all day! With a final downward slash Makeok spread a felguards blood across the room, in a beautiful liquid explosion of green! The massive drakkari stood triumphant over another assault of the position he had felt to guard, the mess of mechanical wires and mechanisms behind him that supplied power to the inside of the ship. For a moment everything was quiet... Maleok almost breathed a sigh of relief, if he could breath that is... When he heard the faintest footstep echoing off fresh blood pooling on the floor... “Rogues...” Maleok hissed as he rose his weapon high ready to fight the shadow warriors. In a flash three eredar rogues dropped upon Maleok from the ceiling, the first struck Maleok hard with a mace hoping to stun the massive beast! Slow laughing erupted from Maleok, “Dat was ju plan?” Maleok taunted unaffected by the blow, his head snapped as the blood in his body had frozen over to defend itself! Maleok grabbed the first rogue off his back and threw him hard into the ground below him shattering the bones of the rogue attacker. Maleok turned to strike again before feeling a small pain in his heel, one of the rogues had stuck the drakkari with a poisoned dagger! Maleok only laughed more before grabbing the eredar rogue by the head, “Wha was dat gonna do? Stop my heart?!” Maleok cackled loud as he thumped his chest! “It ain’t been beating for awhile!” Maleok said crushing the eredar’s skull in his hand. Maleok turned to the final rogue standing tall, “Bold aren’t you little one!” Maleok taunted at the rogue! In a flash of steel the eredar rogue lunges forward, ducking under Maleok’s red stained blade, the edge shaving off a piece of demonic horn. Maleok roared turning to face the rogue once more was met with blades in his eyes! Maleok roared swiping his arm in a attempt to grab the rogue in his blind rage. Maleok hissed as he only found air, the rogue eluded him easily while he was blinded! Maleok brought his arms high and slammed them down again in another area causing the floor to shake! Maleok roared ready to swing again when he felt a binding loop around his leg, with a swift jerk the drakkari toppled over with a resounding crash. More bindings looped over Maleok’s body, holding him down! Maleok hissed, his eyes almost healed enough to see when he felt two new daggers being stuck into his sockets! “Ju can’t hold me forever!” Roared Maleok, releasing a blast of blood magic that caused blood to boil, his attack was met with shrieks of pain. “Get him contained, then get this vessel online!! We have atleast a fighting chance if we get this thing moving!” The eredar rogue commanded to wyrmtongue. The wyrmtongue obeyed and begun fixing the wires and mechanisms.Maleok9 2d
2d Animated short showing my bfa experience Now, I love blizzard. They have given me countless hours of fun and enjoyment, So here is a short that depicts what it is like to experience a WoW or any blizzard release. Let's face it, Blizzard games are so popular they can't really do anything on launch days xD and also it was a great way to start learning basic animation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RlKh10i56UZorrothemask0 2d
2d Shamanism Healing Describe it. Does it require mental fortitude to channel or cast? What kind of wisdoms does a shaman need to heal broken bones vs a cut? Do shamans start out as being only able to heal small scrapes and light bruises? How would you describe casting/channeling a healing spell? I'm curious for my own shaman dorf. He very recently discovered his shamanism healing.Danession1 2d
2d The Second Coming. An aging, decrepit forsaken sits, bound to a bizarre wheelchair. His armor is nicked, battered, filthy. Gaping holes in his mail exhibit a long atrophied body, its flesh dust grey, dessicated, and riddled with poorly healed wounds. A once-bright grey armet obscures his features, and a heavily pitted battle axe leans against a mangled knee. One hand runs a thin finger in circles over the rotted wooden haft of the axe with a slight tremble, the other hand hefts a horrid, writhing, wriggling thing with great difficulty. “I have words for you.” His body is wasted and weak, but his voice is strong, pure, resonant through his helm. “For the unconstant.” “For the weak.” “For the Horde.” He lifts the thing, his once mighty arm trembling, lowering the grasping protuberances onto his head. Tempered steel hissed and parted, wriggling limbs finding purchase in his battered skull, boring deeply, melding, feeding. Function and memory seeping out, insidious secrets bleeding in. “To eat, it must share. And it cannot hide its FEAR from me.” Gray matter squelches and spurts. “ A ghoulish tree burning tart, a light burnished boy, the sun shone from his brow. Threats, perhaps. But nothing like the threat they broke, and strive to keep broken.” His voice, deep and pure, rings in the stillness. “Time is short.” Terrible limbs squirming, hungry mouths glutting. “They sang DARK LIES in his ear. Wary of his Titanic power, desperate to wrench it away. I FEEL THEIR FEAR.” His voice hitting a crescendo, pressing his message into the thing, unfathomable hate laced in every word. “Their tricks were not ENOUGH. They cannot HIDE.” Terror skitters across his mind. “ Raised by man, a SLAVE who became THE MASTER.” He twists the words, thoughts garbling but the message oh-so-clear. “A black and gold steel clad colossus, made of thundering hammer blows and molten fire. Of icy patience, INDEFATIGABLE, IMPLACABLE.” He seethes, his breath heaving through lungs that do not work for air he does not need. “He crushed nations, ground MAD GODS beneath his boot.” Tissue squirts, cosmic knowledge burning through his mind. “A REAL ORC WARCHIEF.” He frothes. Beams of limitless terror erupting in the minds of far away evils both dark and horrible. “Thrall is coming.” His voice, clipped and sure, echoes. “For the Horde.” He breathes his last.Vonharlequin1 2d
2d Dreadleather Mog Hello! I would like to know if theres other leather sets that resemble the Dreadleather set? It's currently mogged on this character, but I'd like options... Preferably something that goes good with this Clever Hat that's also mogged on this character.Rosewell0 2d
2d Pieces of their Time ((Short Stories)) ((Catching up on the end of Legion and playing through the pre-event for BfA got me itching to write a bit, and what started as a little fun to blow off the creative steam has... taken on a mind of its own. So as long this mind-rash sticks with me, I thought I'd put up what comes out of it for all to see. They'll all be at least loosely connected to each other, and hopefully you'll have some fun in reading them. Let me know what you think, and enjoy! )) ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Piece I: And It Will Never Stop The sun rests atop the horizon, weary from rising as mist still clings to the broken plains. Errant gusts and whirls ripple across the fog, a mirror of the Great Sea just beyond Westfall’s ragged cliffs. A peaceful morning for a battered land, torn by the strife of man and dragon, the breadbasket of Stormwind with few loaves left. But that stops neither farmer, scoundrel or guard. All rise into the mist and waking sun, bracing for another day, ready to continue carving their way through life. “Hyah!” And it doesn’t so much as faze the man, riding since the night. His steed galloping tirelessly across the plains, singing grass with each blazing hoofbeat. Fel sparks leaping from gnashing teeth, a burning mane lighting the way for the cloaked rider upon its back, gripping the rune-inlaid reins tight. His verdant eyes glowing brighter in reflection of his mount’s flame, mouth grinning from atop a trimmed ginger beard. Charging headlong for the sea, his whipping cloak revealed hints of crimson and gold beneath, proud finery basking in the wind… and the fel. They came fast to the cliffs of Westfall, no ground too soft, hard or broken for the man’s otherworldly steed. Barreling for the edge with no hint of care or hesitation, he hauled his mount to a stop just before the drop, wrenching on the reins with a laughing cry. “Whoa-haha-ho!” The beast roared in response, bucking and driving its hooves into the ground as the man leapt off, unsteady on the solid ground. A hand on the steed’s burning flank appeased nothing, it’s tantrum echoing across the plains even as it’s form was pulled back into the Nether, leaving smoldering grass in its place. The man tamped out the flames with an absent foot, staring off over the waters as the sun resigned itself to the climb. Here, at the cliff’s edge, the wild winds of a weary Westfall gave way to the salt breeze of the sea. It’s whistling caress threw back the man’s hood to ruffle reddened hair, his eyes closing in the pleasure of it’s touch. He’d been away for far too long. Not that the waters cared. Grey hand or fresh pup, the wind and waves treated them the same. Salt still stung an old sailor’s eyes, storms still sought his life, but it was he who had changed. Struggle became comfort, danger brought thrill, and there was always something… more to be desired. The man felt it all again as he stood there, hand raised to shield his eyes from the sun, scanning the waves before him. It was there, he knew. Somewhere, somewhere… he just had to find whe- Aha-!… “Hm?” A tugging on the world around him pulled at the man’s attention, violet energies weaving on their own accord from an absent hand. Eyes looked down on the tiny, grasping hands pulling apart the air by his leg, followed by the rest of a burning imp as it crawled into the world. A second pair of hands began to follow even as the first Imp cavorted in its freedom, bouncing and cackling… then crying in rage as the second fell on top of it. Laughter turned to enraged squabbling, the two tiny demons rolling across the clifftop, beating at each other with stones and insults as they each strove to hurl the other from the edge. The man chuckled at the sight, head shaking as he turned his eyes back to the waters. “You two might want to go back.” The imp’s heads jerked up at the man’s voice, his grin still wide as he stared out to sea. “After all, it is a long... way…” And then he jumped. “Down!” Off the cliff, into the air, laughing to the skies as the imps cried out behind. Reaching out as if with wings, he drew the Nether to his fingertips, calling across the dark to pull the one he needed to this world. The whistling wind around him groaned at the strain, green and purple lights dancing in the air as a great screech cut the sky. A felbat plummeted from nowhere, ethereal chains sprouting about its form as the man immediately wrestled its will to submission. Another screech, the two plummeting further, and then claws clamped down hard about his arms. Wings unfurled, bestial eyes glowed with bright fire, and they were aflight above the waves.Derren5 2d
2d Legionstrike: Alpha [Open] Saehri stood at the edge of the floating island to the east of The Conservatory. Azeroth shimmered in the distance, a shining backdrop to the shattered metropolis in the foreground. Mac'Aree had cracked into a thousand pieces yet she could still recognize the streets of the city she grew up in. Turning, the purple saronite armor that covered her eight foot form clattered as her icy gaze lingered on the demonic scouting party she and her daughter had slain, her malicious scythe still embedded in a demons skull. Grabbing the weapon the demons body quickly decayed, moving to the far corner of the ruins Saehri found her daughter. The young Draenei sat quietly against a broken pillar, her lithe form hidden behind a bright violet fur lined cloak, the only evidence of her ivory complexion being the two backwards swooped horns sticking out of the hood. Floating in front of her was a large tome, arcane energy manipulated the book as well as the quill moving quickly across it's pages. Saehri raised an eyebrow but Vahrra answered the question before it could be asked. “I have been studying the combination of arcane and necromancy and it’s effect on the legion. After all, knowledge is power, that’s what you…” Vahrra caught herself, “I mean my mother…” The mage let out an exasperated sigh and turned her cerulean gaze up towards Saehri, “Apologies mother, this is still…odd.” Vahrra offered the Death Knight a warm smile. “It is, I’m sure with time we will both adjust. Now to more pressing issues.” Saehri produced a list from Archmage Khadgar along with several rune carved stones. “Here’s the list Khadgar provided detailing the people he recruited and their locations. I’ve taken the liberty of adding the last name myself…” Vahrra cut Saehri off. “The Warlock you mentioned?” She questioned. Saehri nodded as she laid each stone on the ground, each accompanied by a personalized letter to the recipient, the last letter to Chesz written by Sae herself. “Can you lock onto them and transport the stones?” Saehri rested the blade of her scythe on the ground as she waited for Vahrra to respond. “Give me a moment,” The Draenei stood, grasping hold of her vibrant golden staff, and studied the list for several moments, “I should be able to blink each stone and letter to the appropriate person, it should appear right in front of them…or hit them in the head.” Saehri began to protest before Vahrra cut her off, “You try teleporting small objects impossible distances then tell me how accurate you are,” She chuckled lightly before closing her eyes. A flow of arcane energy billowed her cloak revealing just a hint of the well kept purple and gold cloth underneath. One by one each stone and letter disappeared with an arcane pop. “Just your Warlock left….ah!” As the final stone blinked out of existence an unexpected blowback of energy knocked the mage on her backside, “Ouch…care to explain that one mother?” She asked teasingly. “I am sure I do not want to know,” Saehri responded as she helped Vahrra up. “Do we know anything about our destination?” The Death Knight waited as the mage rubbed her temples, shaking off the unexpected backfire. “Not really,” She shook her head, her loose raven hair swaying back and forth. “I tried reaching out through whatever ley lines this planet still has but, aside from there being an unnatural amount of energy coming from a dead quadrant I can’t tell you anything you don’t already know.” Saehri nodded as her daughter spoke. “I expected as much, in any case the team should be arriving soon.”Saehri182 2d
3d Forever Scarred ... Dahlyna settled down against one of Stormwind's many white-washed walls. Too many, she thought sourly. To her, they felt cold, unfriendly, stifling. It would require adjusting. She felt ashamed for having a residence elsewhere when the majority of her kind had none. Her silver eyes drifted over the stones in somber silence before turning her gaze to the gloomy, overcast heavens. How often she had taken moments of respite in the park these past days when not performing drills, devising strategies, aiding the injured, or going to war. She had always been fond of solitude and introspection, but no solace was to be found here today. Her fingertips ghosted over her freshest scar running down the left temple before feeling the ends of her moon-touched hair. The once thigh-length tresses had been singed, shorn now to her shoulders. Serving the kaldorei first, she never claimed priority. For a month, despite protestations from her sisters, Dahlyna had pushed herself, averaging a few hours of sleep weekly and going from one fight right into the next. As war was prolonged, she did so partly out of guilt for living. She was prepared to die alongside her brethren but came away only with superficial wounds. This took a toll on her body and spirit and neither had caught up with her until now. She had not the chance to truly confront her emotions - grief, anger, confusion. A long furlough was overdue, for she could not run on so little forever. If the Alliance and Horde had never invaded Kalimdor, bringing their war and strife, we would still be in seclusion. If the kaldorei had not joined the Alliance, Teldrassil, if it existed, would have been spared! Innocent lives spared! We might have been better off away from all the world. The recent losses of her kin started with Cenarion Hold in Silithus. Then Mor'shan Rampart on Ashenvale's edge. Silverwing Grove and Silverwing Outpost. Raynewood Retreat. Silverwind Refuge. Stardust Spire. Astranaar. Lor'danel. Darnassus... One by one she saw them fall. She saw the faces of all her friends who fell before her and those presumed dead. Even in Lordaeron, the huntress witnessed more casualties of her brothers and sisters and the Horde desecrating their bodies. Decapitated, dismembered, by arrow or axe, poisoned, burnt, bloodied. Snuffed like a candle were their eyes, dimly lit or not at all. Dahlyna's heart raced, her palms perspired, and her mouth ran dry. Worst of all, her heart ached as if a hand relentlessly seized it. War was not new to her, but even recalling the thunder of enemy footfall and the screams and the smell of charred flesh brought back post-trauma from the Legion's first invasion. A Sentinel's eyes never recovered from the horrors witnessed. A Sentinel knew not how to cope after battle. Our martial advantage—the forest—was no match for the Horde. We were blind and slow. Mistakes were wrought. I could have saved more. We could have...we could have... She sighed in exasperation and disbelief at her own thoughts. Dahlyna was a night elf, proud of her people who rarely failed. Despair overtook her and she lowered her head to the knees drawn into her chest, allowing herself to cry. Her hardened shell of centuries crumbled away, making her feel naked and alone in the dark. It surprised her that she still knew how, weeping until she had no strength left within. Minutes turned to hours. A sudden peculiar warmth washed over her then that cut off a sob and sent a tingle down her spine. Looking upward, the clouds had parted from the moon and light shone through the trees' leaves. Its soft splendor bathed her cheeks as Elune seemed to reach out and grace Dahlyna with her tender touch. The White Lady and the Blue Child were always in the sky, watching over her. She thought of those blaspheming the Goddess in anguish while Darnassus burned, and she understood why. It was easy to lose hope surrounded by so much death. Faith wavered at a point in everyone's lives, but Lady Elune never forsook her children and was not to blame for the cause of this war. Still, Dahlyna pitied the newfound, misguided heretics. She bowed her head reverently.Dahlyna1 3d
3d Good Horde RP Server ? Hello, I just came back about a week ago (Havent played since cata). Was looking to get into Rping and find a new home as I have never tried Rping out and am intetested in doing so now that I am older and always kinda wanted to Rp as my forsaken zombie. I also kind of need a guild Im interested in world pvp and just having fun in the game with where ever I end up doing. ThanksGlaves5 3d
3d Shadows of Sholazar (OOC: Sign-Ups Open) 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)Morician248 3d
3d Cult of the Black Scales [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: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20744714312?page=2#36 ----- List of Approved Characters with Links to Their Sign Up: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20744714312?page=1#4 ----- 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 personMortre417 3d
3d Kaldorei funeral and honoring the dead I need some help with this topic. This character will honor a family relative who passed recently. Unfortunately, due to the nature of her passing, there are little to no remains, or belongings to honor. How do Kaldorei honor their dead? Are there rites, protocols for mourning? Kaldorei become wisps when they die, and from what I saw in the War of the Thorns, they kind of need to be released from their bodies. Is that the norm or just added for the quest? Also, the nature of wisps. They seem to abandon their "flesh" ways and become part of nature, almost like bugs. Has anyone ever had a Kaldorei friend/family who stuck around even as a wisp?Aethríl16 3d
3d How to Roleplay a Lawful Good Paladin? Hi everyone! I love making story’s and role playing is one of my favorite hobby’s. I only have 1 char which is Vel and I use totalrp3 to make her story and such. My character is lawful good but I want to know if there are anyways To improve a lawful good character and make them more Paladin like?Velicela7 3d
3d Shadow of Gul'Nazar [Short Story] A pall cast upon the sky, black shadows clung to the air around an island in seemingly uncharted waters in the Great Sea. War drums sounded, and an obsidian tower stood, stoically piercing the storm clouds, an orcish fortress-city at its foot. This was Gul'Nazar, a remnant of an era gone by. And the flags that flew over its walls belonged to the Stormreaver Clan. A vile stench filled the air near the temple. Necrolytes and warlocks wove their dark magics, raising rancid beasts and foul soldiers. Hulking troll axe-throwers and berserkers paced ruts in paths, orcs with unholy strength lorded over the fel-infused peaks of Gul'Nazar. Only a scant few goblins called the wicked isle their home: those as corrupted as the orcs who claimed dominion. A great feast was held this day, the day Zandalar was uncovered by the Horde, however. And at the head of this feast was a skeletal figure clad in robes the shade of a moonless night. Korgorn Soulrender, Lord of Gul'Nazar. His ambitions would take him to Zandalar, to subvert and corrupt as much as he could. And his pawns, his Stormreavers, were eager to claim golden spires of their own, to loot and pillage and taint, and in so doing, spread the shadow of Gul'Nazar.Korgorn0 3d
3d Argents are now Alliance sympathizers. Good evening, This post is for all the Horde players on Moonguard. This is to inform you that the Argents are now Alliance sympathizers as they will change the Tournament Rules not once but TWICE in ONE HOUR to suit the Alliance majority... Something that is neither lore accurate or lore acceptable. Alliance booths are allowed to turn down service to Horde members, while Horde booths are not. (Stormwind Guard i.e) Speaking against such a policy will result in arrest by force (5+ argent players will aggress upon your character) This is merely a PSA to all Horde players NOT to expect even the slightest of neutrality by the Argents as they will arrest you and censor you to the Alliance's content. -NatovaNatova34 3d
3d Need help with Undead backstory? I'm planning on maybe moving this girl to an RP server. My backstory is a bit... odd. I'm planning on being an ex member of the Silver Hand who served the Light/Lordaeron. Then I get killed by Arthas and raised a DK. So I would serve the Ebon Blade. But as a Forsaken, I'd be loyal to Sylvanas, no? But also as a Forsaken and an ex-paladin of the Silver Hand, wouldn't I be in service to Calia Menethil should she ask for it? Are there any priorities here? Want to make sure I get it right.Larcia2 3d
3d Demon Hunter in BFA Hi all, I had asked myself how DH would fit into BFA, and I saw many good explanations online. I have an idea for a new character, but I like my characters to abide to the lore, so I am running this through the RP community to see if its possible. Could a Night Elf, after the burning of Teldrassil, seek training with a Demon Hunter to undergo his transformation? Is only Illidan able to train new DH? Could the burning of Teldrassil have the same effect as the assault of the Burning Legion and push a few NE to become Demon Hunters to face the Horde ?Khaydan12 3d
3d question Would a blood elf that’s been away from silvermoon/quel’thalas for a long time have green colored eyes/yellow eyes? This character would have been away from silvermoon since she was a child and only returning to it within the past 10 yearsMithrandys2 3d
3d Mages = Dark Shaman So I've been considering going mage and decided to look up the fresh lore on them. In Tides of War Jaina uses a bunch of water elementals to try and flood Orgrimmar. In the old lore such magic was a case of arcane energy being turned into into/water. But it seems for this case its an actual case of arcane energy being used to wretch actual elementals to her will. Does this mean that all elemental arcane magic is infact a form of dark shamanism?Tayyi3 3d