Dance Of The Dead 2016

“With the Legion baying at the gates now is not the hour to fritter away life, limb, and precious resources. Yet the malice, mistrust, and simmering rage between the Alliance and Horde results in a battle lust that must be sated. Hence, the Forsaken’s annual great hunt has been stayed in favor of less internecine sport. A cathartic bloodletting is called for, one to determine who truly fields the greatest of champions.

The People of Lordaeron and their Dark Lady’s ascent to prominence within the Horde is an event to be lauded (or bemoaned) for many. With the specter of the Burning Legion casting a long shadow over all the free peoples of Azeroth, this event has resulted in a need to find comfort in the bloody embrace of violent tradition! As is every year, the annual festival known as The Dance of the Dead, a reincarnation of an ancient seasonal celebration that started in Caer Darrow will be observed.

Join us under the mantle of our glorious new Warchief, our great Dark Lady, the Queen of Lordaeron for an evening of revelry and glory!”

OOC Thank you for yet another great Dance Of The Dead!

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Dance Of The Dead 2015

Moon Guard Role Playing Event

Dance Of The Dead 2015 

(Moon Guard, Halloween RP-PVP Event)

For far too long the Forsaken have labored under the baleful gaze of the KorKron Overseers. With the recent rebellion, and the disposal of the Overseers from the Undercity the Forsaken are once more at liberty to live, fight, and ravel as they please. How better to celebrate their new found freedom than to evoke an old tradition that the KorKron saw fit to outlaw?

Returning to their roots this Hallow’s Eve, the Forsaken shall once more host an annual celebration that the Lord and Lady of the Caer Darrow once hosted. This now macabre celebration is a mockery of the once great Autumn festival hosted by the once living of the isle. Most notable of all the nights activities is the dreaded Great Hunt. For on this night, the Forsaken select a number of Prisoners of War and offer them something precious: their life. But only if…they can run for it.

Master Forum Thread With Details: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/18300813612?page=1

Alliance Contact (Whisper or Mail): Tanzher <Eastern Offensive>, Kenny<The Pyrebird Sodality>, Sylvael <Dor Serrar>
Horde Contact (Whisper or Mail): Banshih <Undercity Nexus>, Larrendias <First Light>, Amalathea <Blackbriar>

Contact for calendar invs to events for more details.

MidNight Raid (RP-PVP) (Story Post)

Forsaken preparing to ride out, the midnight raid.

MidNight Raid (Dance Of The Dead RP-PVP Event) (Oct 2nd, 2015)


Under the cover of night, in the darkest hours before the sun chases the moon from the sky, the Forsaken launched a brutal surprise assault on a supply Keep in RedRidge. Deathstalkers infiltrated the Keep, slaughtering in the Keep’s guard, and planting explosives to destroy the front gates, allowing for the full invasion force to push into the city proper. Fortunately, the hostile force had been spots en-route, and the Alliance were able to quickly scramble a defensive force to meet the onslaught. The result was brutal hand to hand urban combat, leaving much of the city in a state of destruction, with only one curious and symbolic district left untouched…


Outcome:
The following districts were completely annihilated, with the newly dead returned to the Undercity: Residential District, and Arcane Gallery & Library. The Alliance Successfully defended the Trader’s Row, and there was a stalemate at the Town Hall & Military District. The only place left untouched was the holy ground at the Light’s Bastion.

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Commander Jacob Perry couldn’t help but think he was an extraordinarily poor choice for his current duty. His face was the kind of thing that one would expect icebreakers to steer clear of on safety grounds. His voice was, when enraged (which was often) the sort of thing one could use as a siege weapon. His body was some improbable mixture of solid muscle, and scar tissue (all of this wrapped in more armor and arms than the Stormwind military command thought was ‘strictly necessary’ for a full strength division). He had also never had a family, and the only thing that made him nervous was dealing with a child.

Separated by a gargantuan desk littered with maps and reports sat his exact opposite in all things. A small, sniffling, soot stained little girl, no older than eight, wrapped in a muddy blue dress, and a blanket rattled on endlessly as the Commander furiously scribbled at a piece of parchment. Ill-ease with the young aside, the officer was deeply relieved the child had survived. This happiness wasn’t just for the sole reason that he didn’t like any innocent life being taken, but because the girl had hidden in the town hall’s bell tower. She’d seen the whole attack from her perch, and once she’d calmed down? Little Alice Sager proved a simply ideal information source. The incident report, which would be distributed to those it concerned, and then, later, the public at large was read aloud.

“On October the Second, the walled town of Ellendale was subject to attack by Horde forces under the leadership of the Forsaken. Raiders brutally cut down loyal and lawful town guard and militia protecting the town, setting fire to a number of buildings before using a bomb to break Ellendale’s gates. While horde forces mustered to continue their aggression, the lull in activity between the raid, and the main attack permitted brave men and women from a diverse array of backgrounds to serve the Alliance with heroism and distinction.

The Alliance forces proved their mettle and skill in house to house, stall to stall, shop to shop fighting in the town’s primary trade district. It should be noted by Command that the Alliance’s troops proved very adept at city-fighting, and this may prove useful in the future. From eye-witness description, the soldiers held their ground despite barbaric hardships.

The town hall, and military districts were hit even harder, and despite what has been described as utter carnage? The Alliance was able to keep a handhold on these locations until the enemy withdrew. That said, a great deal of property damage, and loss of life were recorded.

Finally, the most regrettable aspect of this egregious act must be stated. Despite the steel, and valor of the troops, the arcane, and residential districts were a total loss. Looted, plundered, pillaged, and burned, our forces continue to search for survivors among the wreckage. Relief forces are currently tending to survivors and searching for remains.

In the Name of the King,
Commander Jacob Perry”

The little girl raised her hand, waving her ash stained fingers in the air. Before being ‘called’ on, she spoke. “Mister Perry, I forgot something. They carried all the dead people off.” The Commander looked up, blinked, and without thinking uttered an explicative that he would later need to vehemently apologize to a certain person’s parents for back with the other refugees.

Story By: Ansadril

The hostile Forsaken forces were met with defense forces. Some forces were successful in their defense of a district, while other districts in the city fell.

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Dance Of The Dead 2014

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The Forsaken are not known for their mercy, and how better to deal with war criminals who dare threaten the sovereignty of the Dark Ladies crown them to make a fearful display of ….justice? Once a year those who dare to earn the Forsaken’s special breed of ire are targeted for rounding up and then …a most gruesome blood sport.

Returning to their roots this Hallow’s Eve, the Forsaken shall once more host an annual celebrate that the Lord and Lady of the Caer Darrow once threw. This now macabre celebration is a mockery of the once great Autumn festival hosted by the former citizens of the isle. Most notable of all the nights activities is the dreaded Great Hunt. For on this night, the Forsaken select a number of Prisoners of War and offer them something precious: their life. But only if…they can run for it.

Return with the Forsaken to their roots this Hallow’s Eve, and join us for: The Dance of the Dead.

*EVENT DATE: October 24th, 2014 – Friday night
*Time: Several events at several locations on the 24th, please consult your guild calenders for times and locations. OOC assembly begins around 6pm server for GMs to do final review of rules, and event.
*Style: RP-pvp, with rp after party.
*Horde Liaisons: Alorinis, Banshih, Sibelius
*Alliance Liaisons: Adamantt, Brambles, Rennali
*Art By: http://pallidjester.wix.com/portfolio

Alliance RP Schedule
Ramp Up Events: TBA
RP afterparty w/prizes: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/14057036339

RP-PVP Overview Schedule – 6pm to 9pm server time
*6pm: OOC assembly and GM prep.
*7pm: Prisoners begin to assemble – the prisoners are pulled out of the UC and offered a deal they can’t refuse. Armed escorts arrive for clearing the path to their final destination.
*7:30pm/7:45pm – ‘March of the Damned’ – prisoners escorted march from the Undercity to their release point. The march is an rp event, and will not be pvp flagged. Armed rp escorts ride out with the prisoners.
*8pm: The Hunt Begins, this is the rp-pvp event.
*9pm: Hunt ends – score count announced. Alliance or Horde declared winner based on score.
*9pm: Caer Darrow Opening Ceremony. Horde characters who successfully killed Prisoners will be taken to an opening ceremony on the Caer Darrow where they are blessed by persons of the Cult of Forgotten Shadow. RP after party begins.

Horde Rp Schedule – 9:00pm until Midnight Server (This is NOT a pvp event and is open to all Horde rpers. See additional posts for prizes and additional details.)
*9pm: Opening ceremony at the Caer Darrow. Cult of Forgotten Shadow blessings and opening.
*Duel Contact – sign up begins after opening ceremony. Dueling begins @ 9:30pm: This event will start after the opening ceremonies. Dueling will be coordinated, and scored tracked by Plaguewalker. Persons wishing to enter into the dueling contest must show up on time to enter into the bracket. Late entries have a chance of not being able to duel for prizes, due to the ranking system. (Hosted By, The Sunguard) (First place is 30,000g)
*Costume Contest @ 10pm: (Hosted By, Dawnfury)
*Fortune Telling – All Night Starting immediately after opening ceremony. (Hosted By, Legion Of Vengeance)
*Dance Club – All Night Starting immediately after opening ceremony. (Hosted By, Umbrella Enclave in the Blacksmith)
*Corrupt A Wish – All Night Starting immediately after opening ceremony. (Hosted By, Undercity Nexus)
*Beheading Booth – All Night Starting immediately after opening ceremony. (Hosted By Megabucks Cartel)

How it works (rp-pvp): This event is broken up into 2 main events. The first big event is the rp-pvp event, involving hunting the Prisoners of War. The second event is the main rp on the Isle. The prisoners of war is a fairly simple system: the prisoners are marched to a location, released into the zone and then hunted or saved. The number of prisoners will be an odd numbered group, to prevent a tie. Which faction wins the night is decided based on how many Prisoners escape their fate, or are slain. This is a giant game of cat-and-mouse.

Horde Hunters will start in an area away from the Prisoners, as will the Alliance.

There is a heavy focus on ic rp for this event, even during the pvp. Prisoners who are fleeing for their lives have been stripped of their gear,disoriented, crippled and weakened. It is up to the Alliance to try and save the Prisoners, or for the Prisoners to save themselves from the armed and eager Hunters. OOCLY prisoners are not allowed to tell others where they are via whispers, guild chat, and other similar means. The prisoners only have /say and /yell – which can attract undesired attention.

The Alliance will have a rescue point, in which they need to escort the prisoners to.

Due to phasing, and lore issues the areas of Light’s Hope and Tyr’s Hand are considered taboo and off limits.

The Ride Of The Forsaken Royal Herald

From the depths of the Undercity a Royal Herald rides through the land to make an announcement. With him, his armed escorts carry warrants which are distributed through the land.

Dance Of The Dead Main Thread: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/14057516601

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Hear me, my Forsaken Brothers and Sisters!

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Cult of Forgotten Shadow, and People Of The Lordaeron Commons in this present assembly, that the season of the Great Hunt and Hallow’s End is upon our lands— and for such we shall grant Alliance War Criminals the gift of our Dark Lady’s generous mercy.

And we do, by the Advice of our Privy Council, declare and enjoin that those villains listed shall hereforth be known as wanted criminals, and are called forth to stand trial for their numerous crimes against the Sovereign crown of our dignified Queen and her loyal subjects. And whereas we have declared these our determinations, in privy council, that these persons stand guilty as charged and their ultimate punishment shall be decided through the Great Hunt.

Marissa Hemlock
Malyndros Oakenwing
Erolel
Aiden Portergauge
Arrawen Ravenheart
Mercilla Reiff
Aulphe Iceclaw
Sauviette
Ithramin
Silaria
Finnelly
“Fingers”
Vessen Andirok
Sylvael
Lloria
Raistlinn Greywhisper
Johnathan Beredric
Ailardan Grenn
Ashivar Frost Vel’Achilles
Kattance Asheton

This decree has been issued by our most wondrous Queen, and She declares it our welcome task to fetch those whom do not step forth willingly. Given on this day, the first of October, her desire shall be made manifest.

And she does further declare it to be Her Royal Will and Pleasure that the ritual of the Wickerman be observed, and once more festivities at the Caer Darrow be renewed for the merriment and moral of the enduring people of Lordaeron, the Forsaken and their honored guests of the Horde.

May the Shadows bless our magnanimous and compassionate Queen— may her will prevail!

Shovel Party (rp-pvp)

“Knowing that the Alliance shall turn and focus their efforts on the Forsaken after Garrosh falls. Based on reports, Garrosh shall fall soon. With this in mind, we are aggressively ‘recruiting’ humans who have recently fallen in the Siege Of Orgimmar. Graveyard after graveyard has been pillaged for its recently deceased, and have stumbled upon a wealth of bodies and parts. Calling upon our allies for aide we ventured forth to pillage. We like to call these mass recruitment drives ‘Shovel Parties’.”

Battle At The Darrow (RP-PVP)

Battle At The Darrow (RP-PvP, Event Summary)

Alliance Perspective: Currently, the Alliance are eagerly searching out information sources on the Dance Of The Dead. Various Alliance groups have been sent to scout to learn more information in regards to the Forsaken’s celebration – along the way several Alliance scouts were captured by the Forsaken.Loath to passively stand by as their peers were “recruited” into the Forsaken ranks, the Alliance acted swiftly to confront the captors to liberate their peers.

Horde Perspective: An Alliance strike force was causing problems for the Forsaken and their allies. The fact of the matter is that a leading official within the Deathguard allied about the true nature of the matter to rally troops. The Horde’s forces thought that they were simply defending against an Alliance offensive.

Results: The fighting was brutal, each side believing their cause just. At times both sights were locked into a stale mate, eventually the Alliance over coming out of only the sheer desperate desire to save their peers. Victorious  though bloodied, the Alliance reclaimed their captive peers and then made a hasty retreat to safety. Defeated, the Horde forces scattered to tend to their wounds.

Answering the call to Arms, various forces rallied in the ruins of Lordaeron.

At the Darrow itself, both forces met and soon the blood or ichor was flowing. Impassioned, both sides bought tooth and nail.

At the end of the conflict, the Alliance proved victorious and reclaimed their captive brethren.

Post battle, members of the Nexus were in need of medical care. One newly risen member who still clings to the Light sought the comfort of the Light, only to regret it.