“The Alliance sought to preemptively strike at Venomspite to cut our efforts low, and cripple our attempts to obtain the heart of the soul forge. Hearing of their march, we rallied in Venomspite and marched out from there to meet the Alliance in a narrow icy path. There our forces clashed, and there they knew our terrible wrath. -Deathstalker Field Commander #1971U”
RP-PVP Event Outcome: Forsaken Victory
RP-PVP Campaign: Heart Of The Soul Forge – RPPVP Campaign
Eastern Offensive verses Undercity Nexus
About: During the Third War, the Cult of the Damned smuggled a relic across the great sea, where, due to the intervention of a great, and terrible squall of a storm, it was lost. After years of research, scrying, and study, a surviving Cult splinter cell has come upon the trade route that was used to carry this utter terror of a thing. They erred though in that, before they could recover this abomination against all free willed life both the Eastern Offensive, and the Undercity Nexus learned of their attempt at salvage.Now the three factions race to recover that which never should have been made, and never should have been salvaged.
“The trail of the Cult of the Damned has grown cold in Northrend. What we have left over from our purge of the Necropolis is the captive Lich and a parasitic banshee. Given the resolute willpower of the captives and their ability to shrug off standard interrogation tactics I felt that the best method in which we were to conduct their questioning was by putting them through the abandoned Scourge soul forge. First to attempt control of the Soul Forge was Ansadril, who was unable to attune himself to the power of the forge. Secondly was our Deathguard Shield Maiden Mauv, who perhaps due to her recent banshee possession was tainted enough for the forge to welcome her. Never before had we attempted or bore witness to a soul forge being used for torture….nor do we care to repeat the act.
From the information harvested via the Forge the Cultists are active in Azeroth with their primary bases located within the Alliance in Stormwind and even the Forsaken. We will be departing from Northrend shortly to return home. -U”
“Much to our dismay, one of our own has been compromised. For the entire duration of our campaign, if not longer Mauveitte has been under the grips of a banshee, possessed and not of her own free will. We will have to perform an exorcism later. The venture into the base of the Cultists was no small task, and left most of us bloodied and unable to advance without first falling back to repair and mend. After securing the teleporter, we sent bombs in advance of us to clear the way and then ventures into the necropolis. Much of the Cult had fled our advance, clearing out and leaving behind a tangled mess and last ditch effort defenses. Where they fled to we do not know, but everything indicates a return to Azeroth.
Lady Larrendias seeks an audience, with pressing news about the Argent Crusade. -U”
Riding out, we knew we faced staggering odds. Many of us made plans for in the event of capture, to find a quick death through suicide rather than endure the Cult’s experiments or worse.
The teleporter into the necropolis was guarded. Scourge and Cultist abominations are horrors we are very familure with on the battlefield, even so these beasts tore us apart. The living among us fared poorly, and we suspect will soon gravely ill after being subject to the abominations vomit, and plague sprays.
Inside the necropolis proper we found the twisted halls largely deserted, the Cutlists having fled in advance. Their retreat was hasty, and various materials were left behind, as well as test subjects, and other twisted creations.
Pressing forward, we cleaned out the necropolis of the remaining constructs and experiments, collecting any material we could find that they left in their wake.
“The Campaign in Northrend is progressing. We have found a wide variety of problems that demand addressing. With so few guardians in the North left, it seems like old threats are resurrecting anew. We were able to capture one, technically two Worgen in regards to the hit and run ambushes being conducted against Vengeance Landing. One whole Worgen, semi feral in mind, was brought back alive and interrogated…while the brains of another was brought back. Through the application of necromancy and interrogation we learned of the hold out of this Worgen next, but not of the intentions as the captured subjects were just low level grunts. The Isle must be investigated, and whatever threats there dealt with. Favoring the cover of night we rode out.
The Dawnfury Diplomatic Liaison has been pleasant company, and eager to get her hands dirty: a refreshing change of pace away from the typical nature of most elves. Alorinis did well when he selected her for our contact. -U”
With intel on a location for us to respond to, we rallied and rode out with High Executor Dersind taking the lead. Should he fall Deathguards Henry and Lograk were to rise in his place. The ultimate destination was a remote island north of Vengeance Landing.
Arriving under the cover of night on the shores south of the Isle, we elected to walk the distance under the water to the Isle to better remain under cover. The distant mournful howls of Worgen haunted our advance up until the water drown out the sound. What lurks on the Isle needs to be dealt with and the source terror there ended.
“After the execution, we were with several potential holy relics for the Light in our possession, we were faced with the problem that the items would have to be destroyed or else Crusaders would desire them. These items were slotted for destruction until a Cult Of Forgotten Shadow Priestess suggested defilement and a new purpose. Sword, heart and head needed a place of great power to undo the taint of the Light….
….and so we sought out a forge of terrible power. The journey to this forge, and the perils we faced along the way were not forgiving. On foot we fought our way through the shattered remains of the scourge forces, and the other forgotten horrors of the north. At the forge proper, we were faced with the fact that few actually could use the forge, much less escape it’s corruptible influence. -U”
From the Undercity to the North, our arrival in Vengeance Landing was bitter sweet. Many of us had not returned to the north since the war.
Along the way through Northrend, we paused to ponder it’s beauty and speak on the struggles we faced since the fall of the Lich King. Svar and Rasomil acted as out land guides.
Fighting our way into Ice Crown was violent, if not psychologically traumatic for some. Nearing our destination we fought on…
The forge itself did not allow for just anyone to use it. Our warlocks and shadow priests tried to wield it’s power, and few were successful. More so, more than one walked away from their attempts, tainted by it’s “touch”. Ultimately we were successful in the defilement and repurposing of the three items, but at what cost?