“Commoner, noble, living, and undead alike gather for another night before a fireplace spent among questionable company.”
“Our Orcish allies have gathered to once more observe the seasonal shifts of the passage of time. For such an occasion as the seasons slip into the cold dark of winter, we reflect on the life cycle. As such, we were honored guests, chosen to speak for the honored dead to convey messages of hope, love, and grim warnings on the final night of this festival. On this night, we gathered hearts from slain beasts, and had the orcs make offerings of blood, maiming the heart in a fashion of their choice and from that damage reading their fates. When we ran out of hearts, the orcs made offerings of their own blood, opting to engage in ceremonial cuttings of their flesh to commune with their dead.” – Sister Tenacity
“We ride, we ride of our loved ones. We ride for our children, we ride for our mothers and fathers, and we ride for our sisters and brothers. We ride for every life stolen from us by the plague of undeath, and the cruelty of the Scourge. May we never forget that which was stolen from us, that which we loved.” -Sister Beatrice Of The Shadow, Cult Of Forgotten Shadow, Sect Of The Shovel Of Mercy
As Hallow’s End descends upon Azeroth once more, the Forsaken rally once more to celebrate their liberation from the Lich King. In remembrance of the fallen, the festivities this year will begin with a rally and ride in memory of the Fallen Kingdom of Lordaeron, and for the Horde who died defending the Undercity.
This event series is a part of the annual Dance Of The Dead rp event. Dance Of The Dead is an annual Halloween-inspired Forsaken rp event and tournament going back to 2007.
- Date: Oct 16th, 2022 (Sunday)
- Time: 8pm MG Server / 9 pm EST
- Please Bring: Enchanted Lantern, Elixir Of Tongues & Inky Black Potion
- Server: Moon Guard US (all rp servers welcome, anchors provided)
- Factions: Horde & Neutral (this event will march through Horde areas and has a chance to aggro guards)
- Level: Recommended 50+ due to mobs.
- Tirisfal / Lordaeron Phase: We will be marching through to the 9.2.5 phase of Lordaeron Keep, the Throne Room. Those taking part need to be level 60, and have finished the 9.2.5 quest to take part in the march.
- Contact: Banshih, Mirchea
- Hosted By: Undercity Nexus & The Eternal Court Of Lorderon
- Start: Stratholme Front Gates, Eastern Plaguelands
- End: Throne Room Of Lordaeron, in 9.2.5 patch phase.
Website for more event information: http://tournamentofages.com/
“Liberated of the shackles of a pretender tyrant, we rally under the banner of the Desolate Council, which has taken its name from the first formation of the Desolate Council that Sylvanas saw fit to mercilessly slaughter. Our people see a way forward, free from oppression with a renewed passion for our own identity. Much of this has been spurred on by the return of the rightful claimant and heir to the throne of Lordaeron to us, her people. Calia Menethil has returned, and sits upon the council and is once more among her people. With her rightful claim to the throne among us, we have hope for a new era of peace that the vacant throne could never foster.” – Our Lady Of The Merciful Shadow of Mother’s Wrath, Serasis
“Of the oaths there were three sessions offered. Among those who first bent the knee to the Desolate Council were first the noble household of old Lordaeron. Second were our military, and last were those born of commoner and foreign stock. To see the households of old Lordaeron rally, and return was a sight that I had never dreamt to see once more.” – Deathguard Sargent Gillard Shadowllowgrave
“The Alliance were….less than eager to welcome the formation of the Desolate Council, and to see that the rightful crown of Lordaeron is among the Forsaken. A military represenative was sent north, and he did not have kind words to share. The ire of the Alliance is just one of many insult we suffer with diginity.”
“Reports had reached us that there with an active Alliance military deployment riding north. Once reports confirmed their sighting in the Arathi lowlands, we marshaled our forces and rode out to meet our old foe once more. There was no middle ground to give, so close to the rightful borders of our homes, and upon the old territory defended by the Defilers we would not back down.”
OOC: We had a great rp-pvp battle against The First Regiment as a part of an ongoing campaign regarding Fenris Isle.
———— Oath Swearing Ceremony & Tournament ————
“Our way forward is laid before us, and the Desolate Council shall lead the way. Sons and daughters of Lordaeron, rejoice for the rightful heir and claimant to the Crown of Lordaeron has returned to us. No longer shall the wolves at our door have an easy stake or claim upon our homes.” – Shadow Sister Ellemina Whisperdark, daughter of Lordaeron, Forsaken.
Date: July 16th, 2022
Time: 8pm central / 9 pm eastern
Factions: Horde / Neutral / Alliance (please bring tongues elixir). This is a formal ceremonial event of State, as such all factions are welcome to witness it.
Hosted By: Eternal Court Of Lordaeron , Discord Link: https://discord.gg/ncezsSjYJJ
Requirement: Characters need to be level 60, and have completed the 9.2.5 patch content. We are using the patch throne room of Lordaeron, which does not flag Alliance players.
Tournament D20 RP-PVP: Following the Oath Swearing ceremony, there will be a D20 RP-PVP tournament to celebrate the formation of the Desolate Council and the return of Calia Menethil to her people.
Tournament Prize Pool: 100,000 gold split between 1st and 2nd place. First place is 60,000g and second place is 40,000g. The prize pool is open to Horde & Alliance.
OOC Contact For Questions: Banshih (h), Stahlhafên (h) on Moon Guard.
Server: This event is open to all RP servers. Anchors are on Moon Guard.
OOC: This open rp event with a chance for characters to renew their oaths of loyalty. The oath in question will address the Desolate Council foremost as the new leadership core of the Forsaken, which also includes Calia Menethil. Following the oath swearing ceremony, there will be a rp-pvp d20 tournament open to all players on any rp servers.
OOC Event Timeline: Formation > March > Assembly In Throne Room > Oaths > Tournament
“It was our esteem honor to bring to the Coalition Of The Horde the news of the formation of the Desolate Council, and the return of Calia Menethil to the North. It is our deepest hope that in turning our interests inward towards restoration and rebuilding that we might finally see a small window of peace and rest.”
“A herald recently dispatched to bare news to allies operating out of Hammerfall had gone missing, only to have his slain body returned to us a few days later. Though the body lies inert and rotting, the soul shall have answers we seek….or not. -U”
Frigid silence masks Helena’s chaos as she hands off her report to the courier. Why it was that the assessment was so easy to pass, she couldn’t be certain, and she was not inclined to trust such good news. Honesty wasn’t something High Command always needed, and yet, she could not shake the unsettling feeling that she had been watched, whether it was due to paranoia after encountering the Void’s influence, or some other malicious factor…
“For High Command’s Eyes,
We were ordered to report to Ambermill for an assessment on a majority of Deathguards operating within Silverpine. Our assessment consisted of organized sparring between partners, and upon completion of this, the tactical euthanizing of a feral Worgen, apparently held in captivity for demonstration. The Assessor had deemed our militia’s efforts a success, and we were informed that we passed the test. Of those partnered who emerged victorious in their initial spars, there are three individuals worthy of note and consideration.
Thomas Sorrowsong suppressed his opponent with no wounds that I could observe. His skill with a blade is enhanced by his power in shadow magic, and I can see that his designation as a Slayer is rather apt. When the Worgen was loosed upon our group, he was able to lift the beast’s entire body from the ground and manipulate it at will.
Given the number of orders sent directly to Orion, it must surprise no one that his name is on this list. His pragmatic and utilitarian manners saw him resisting the wrath of the Margrave, and emerging victorious. His well-timed shots tore pieces from the Worgen’s body, reducing what was otherwise a fast-moving target into shambling prey.
My final individual of note is Aurelus Woolers, my very own sparring partner. He proved that his considerably shorter time in undeath was not a reason to underestimate him, as he was able to thwart me with physical and dexterous skill alone. While I was forced to concede and begin a list of features in need of repair, I watched as Aurelus slew the unleashed Worgen, gutting what remained of the creature.
Recommendations aside, the Scarlets have begun to encroach into Tirisfal more regularly. I encountered a Crusader daring to hunt within the Whispering Forest, one from the same group we fought against at the Balnir Farmstead. I engaged and survived, but at great personal cost, and could not make out what location he retreated to after I sustained critical injury.
To avert the consequence of recycling for two failures in a row, I will highlight that I sparred my partner with makeshift armor patching, but not vessel repair. I shall make the necessary arrangements following the delivery of this report, as well as begin preparations to gather a specialized group that will allow us to better purge wickedness from our lands, be they Scarlet, Bloodfang or Void infestations.
Lordaeron belongs to the Forsaken,
– Helena Lisianthus