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    Rex Mûrak'Gorkil | Caradog ap Owain Cadeyrn
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    Uruk | Highlander

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  1. Murak’Gorkil approves this message
  2. If I pull out 5 swords, would you have to pull my 5th limb? 😉
  3. Murak had been busy doing other ****, however the news reached him from afar. Orgon would have to be dealt with to try and release his grasp on Falum, and so he wished to be there to help
  4. Murak arrived back at the Goi when he was told the news. He wasn’t one to show his emotions, although any joy he may have had from their victory was removed. A loyal Orc that had served him in Atlas and was one of the few to choose a life of action over politicking.
  5. Murak would take a trip to Gobo town and looking at what the new store had to sell
  6. Why is the auction always stuffed full of tesco value weapons?  Shameful practise.

    1. Dqnn


      I think you meant




  7. Enlistment Form | OOC | Minecraft Name: TheNanMan2000 Discord ID: TheNanMan2000#4174 Timezone: GMT +1 | IC | Name: Vauquelin aep Gwynleve Combat Experience: Knows a Vom Tag from a Ochs and an Armbar from an Omoplata.
  8. A character’s ‘skill’ in swinging a sword is only as good as the IRL player’s skill. Doesn’t matter if they claim to know it IRP, as it doesn’t make a difference unless they actually do IRL
  9. Magic should be no more powerful than mundane combat. If it’s more powerful, learning how to actually fight and making your CRP game stronger is a waste of time, and encourages people to go hunt for some mineman magic so they can kill people, rather than actually bettering themselves.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytQ5CYE1VZw Hûn’Zna Lore extension and Addition “Martial Arts are codified systems and traditions of combat. The term is derived from Latin and means “Arts of Mars” The Roman God of War…” (Thank you _Jandy_ for allowing me to expand and update the original, amazing Hun’Zna lore-piece you made) History of Hun’Zna Orcs’ bodies are evolved, conditioned and bred for combat. An Orc’s worth is determined by his ability to fight, and their society has been built upon a Warrior culture. To an Orc, strength, size and determination are the key traits for a Warrior, although to the members of Clan Gorkil, skill and prowess counters all. Ugluk, Gorkil’s third born son and famed for his skill as a Warrior stands as the bastion of all combat-orientated Clansmen, and it was under him that Hun’Zna was born. Ugluk, although physically dominant in his own right, was not as big as his father, Gorkil, and certainly not Rax, but he didn’t have the brains of his brother, Angbad, and didn’t have the savinness of his other brother, Azog. As such, he took up the role of a Warrior. Thanks to his physical traits, he stood out from the other Orcs, but he would never take the lime-light from Rax. Unwilling to settle for being looked over, he sought out the Shamans until one suggested a Spirit that may help. Vulka, the Spirit of Siegecraft, Strategy and Warfare had a lesser in her realm who had not yet been discovered. Maukumgoth, the Spirit of Martial Arts and Combat, had hoped that an Orc would travel to his realm for a long time. Ugluk did not have to spend long communing with the Farseer before Maukumgoth reached out and contacted them. With that connection, the Farseer took Ugluk to his realm. Perhaps they had expected a wartorn land, a battlefield or cold and dark room filled with heavily scarred and fearsome Orcs, although instead they found some of the weakest races from their own world. Elves, Humans, even Halflings, but not an Orc in sight. His realm was peaceful and serene. Ugluk feared he had been tricked, but he had no choice but to continue forward, walking through a peaceful garden and arriving in a large hall with a padded floor, punching bags, training equipment and four people sat down on a large mat. One was an Elf, a Human, another a halfling, but the 4th, at the centre and behind them, was a large Orc. Moving forward, as soon as he stepped on the mat, the Human rushed at him. Before Ugluk could take up a stance, the Human shot forward onto his front knee, slid his rear foot forward and his shoulder collided into him, wrapping his arms around his legs and lifting him into the air before slamming him off the mat with a double-leg takedown. The Human then immediately moved back, sat down and the Elf looked over Ugluk sternly. Letting out a grumble, Ugluk moved forward, back on the mat for the Elf to then rush forward. Ugluk this time knew what to expect, and lowered his hands to receive the takedown, but instead the Elf feinted a takedown, then quickly sprang up with an over-hand right, connected with his jaw, then landing a left uppercut and finished off with a leap in the air, kicking his right leg back and firing his right fist forward, colliding with his face in a superman punch. Ugluk, yet again, fell back off the mat and onto the floor. Angered, and a bloodlust beginning to boil, rushed forward. The halfling then moved forward. Ugluk stopped in his tracks and braced, not knowing what to expect, however the Halfling surprisingly laid on his back right in front of him. After a moment, Ugluk moved forward and sent his fist for the Halfling’s face, only to be halted by a foot on his hip, then another foot slamming into his ankle, sliding his foot back and causing him to fall to 1 knee. Before he could pull back his arm, the Halfing wrapped his arm around it, then pressed his foot besides his collapsed knee and throwing him heavily over that foot with a leg against the side of his chest on the other side, flipping him over with a scissor sweep. Falling on his side, Ugluk tried to stand, although before he got up very far he felt a yank on his arm and a leg swing over and pin against his chest, then another slide over his lower chest. Struggling, he’d slowly stumble up to his feet, however the halfling hung from his arm and began to pull back and push his hips forward. Ugluk didn’t have time to slam him to the ground before his elbow fuzed with pain as the joint was about to pop out, and he tapped quickly. The halfling immediately let go and returned to the trio. Filled with anger and shame, he looked to the Orc with a lowered head, obviously not willing to fight another skilled fighter, but this time equal in strength, speed and endurance. About to leave, considering himself unworthy, the Orc spoke “Lat’z azh’zt lezzon ov humility iz komplete. Return tomorruw agh wi zhall begin teachin’”. Ugluk said nothing else as he thought about what to do. But it didn’t take long for him to decide he would study this art until he met the grave. Introduction Hun’Zna is the method and style of combat taught within Clan Gorkil, passed down by it’s original master, Ugluk the Third born of Gorkil. It’s use can be used by any type of fighter or race, from Halfling to Olog, with specific areas of the martial art being especially effective for certain fighters. The utmost amount of focus is placed on pure efficiency and constant improvement. Tradition has no place inside the art, and it’s masters are expected to constantly fight and challenge other masters, including those from other nations with other styles. Before a fighter becomes a teacher they make a vow on Ugluk and Maukumgoth to demonstrate any technique in live sparring if doubted, and to never refuse a challenge from another martial art. A practitioner of Hun’Zna must hold proficiency in every form of unarmed combat and from there they may choose which to focus on. Grading A practitioner will wear a Burzol’Nak, a hemp rope, on a specific area of their body to roughly display their proficiency. Where the rope is tied is dependant on if they display the most aptitude in either Mauk, tied to the waist, Grush, the upper arm, or Glim, below the knee. In the same order, Grappling, Striking and Wrestling. The rope changes in colour as the practitioner’s aptitude increases, going in order as follows (IRL time): Grey - 1 week minimum Orange - 2 weeks minimum Brown - 1 month minimum Green - 2 months minimum Black - 3 months minimum Blue - 4 months minimum Red - 6 months minimum (IRL practitioning of MMA, or a martial art that covers all the 3 forms can skip the practitioner into an appropriate colour) The Three Forms Mauk’Zna - Grappling The method of fighting whilst on the ground, transitioning into superior positions, sweeping your target to put them on their back or latching onto them and then submitting with strikes or a submission. Grush’Zna - Striking The method of fighting with your limbs to strike the opponent in any way, such as knees, elbows, punches and kicks. The practitioner may also make use of light wrestling and clinches to supplement their strikes. Glim’Zna - Wrestling The method of fighting in which the practitioner takes the opponent to the ground and defends takedowns in any way they can, such as tripping, picking up and slamming, hip-tosses, tackles and dragging. This form is considered extremely important in order for the fighter to dictate where they want to take the fight, either to the ground or staying standing. Joining a Gym For an Orc to join a gym of Hun’Zna, called the Tail-dâr by practitioners, an Orc must seek a blue or red Burzol’Nak combatant and join their teachings. Sometimes an aspiring fighter will have to complete a task, or a trial. Other times they are simply taught, with the process itself of learning the art as a trial. Either way, those capable of teaching are most often public knowledge, and their gyms often being somewhere seen by many. Codes of the Art Hun’Zna is praised and held with honour amongst those who study it. Seen as a direct, tangable blessing from Maukumgoth, learning it’s way is as cherished as Shamanism and all it’s forms. As such, before someone undergoes their lessons, they must swear an oath; Code of the Initiate: I swear, (name), to follow the path of Maukumgoth in learning the art of Hun’Zna with honour and integrity. May my body be a vessel of his knowledge, and my instinct directed by his teachings. All challengers who wish to test my form shall not leave the arena unbloodied, nor shall my techniques remain untested with full veracity. (Taken by those about to receive their first lesson) Code of the Fighter: I swear, (name), to continue the path of Maukumgoth in learning the art of Hun’Zna with honour and integrity. May my art remain effective, and the lessons I learn shape my for my future self. My ego shall remain dulled by my humble defeat against my masters. Challengers have fell to my skill, and myself have fallen to my own flaws. (Taken by those after receiving the brown Burzol’Nak) Code of the Master: I swear, (name), to continue the path of Maukumgoth in learning the art of Hun’Zna with honour and integrity. May my art be passed on with honest intention and in praise to our ultimate master. In teaching this art, I acknowledge my still present flaws, and strive to find solution with passing on my knowledge. May those who benefit from my experience in turn grant me new perspective and challenge. (Taken by those after receiving the blue Burzol’Nak)
  11. Name of the creature: Jabbernak (Optional) Link to a picture of the creature + name of the artist: https://i.stack.imgur.com/1MTgW.jpg Is this creature tamable and if so, how: The process of taming a Jabbernak takes years, and cannot be shortened. If a Jabbernak is born to Jabbernak parents, it is too late to be tamed. A Jabbernak can only be tamed by stealing one of it’s eggs and bringing it to somewhere that is warm enough to continue the gestation period, a particularly difficult task when the female Jabbernak is almost always at the den. When born, the Jabbernak will not be violent or dangerous, however is blind and requires a lot of attention. It may try to climb something and fall, causing it to be injured or killed. It also requires a very large amount of food, enough that it’s Jabbernaks parents would often get themselves killed in the process of trying to attain enough. If it survives this stage, it will reach it’s teenage years at the age of 6. This is when it is a threat, as more testosterone and hormones are flowing through the beast and it develops it’s instinct to kill and hunt. The Orcish parent will need to regularly over-power it in playfights (Which will result in a real fight is the Orc isn’t capable of wrestling the Jabbernak), and take it on hunts and similar events to keep it occupied and expend it’s energy and frustration. All the while, the Orc must make solid attempts at reminding the Jabbernak who is the Alpha, and who is responsible for feeding it. These years, however dangerous and difficult, last the shortest at 3 years. After this, it is considered an adult and if trained properly, will bare no threat to it’s master. It will have control over it’s hormones and testosterone and will abide it’s Alpha in any situation. This is when it may be used to carry cargo, transport other Orcs or used in combat as it were since the days of Aegis. Breeding Jabbernak is another difficult affair. It requires two Jabbernaks who have been tamed and must spend a long period of time together. Hunting and living together must be an activity done for at least a year, and they must both be fed properly and live healthily. When they choose to mate cannot be pin-pointed, however it is always at night with no-one around. It’s a quick affair once done, but the Male will become much more aggressive and territorial after it’s mate is pregnant. Even the Jabbernak’s master will have to be very careful when entering it’s domain during the 6 month gestation period. Once the egg is laid, no-one can enter the den. The master would be attacked and killed if attempting to enter. However, if the egg is hatched and claims the two Jabbernaks as it’s parents, it will be a wild Jabbernak and will thus be impossible to tame after that. The egg must be stolen from the den and hatched to be tameable. The parents will remain hostile until the normal period of time has passed that would be required for it to hatch. After that, they will become their normal selves, and will not recognise the Jabbernak child as their own. Can you use this in combat: Yes Habitats - Check all that apply: Desert Savannah Summary of the creature: Large and powerful lizards, native to the deserts and savannahs of many lands. They are extremely aggressive, only being tamed and bred by the similarly violent race of Orcs. Their use has been dated back to Aegis, famously in the Clan Wars between Clan Rax and Dom. Many different Clans have tamed these beasts, but some have even bred them for specific tasks that each Clan requires Jabbernak can also look different to others depending on the region they have evolved in. Jabbernaks in the Mesa often look more lithe and aquatic, due to the greater abundance of streams, water and also allowing more ease in climbing. Some breed them for transporting goods and Orcs. Some others use them for battle. However, the act of taming and breeding is extremely difficult for even the famously adept beast taming Orcs. Few are chosen to learn the skill. Most Jabbernak have twice the body-length of a horse (not including tail), aswell as height. Their skin is tough and thick, similar to any other species of lizard. Jabbernaks, however, are well used to and evolved for fighting. The Muruk’Thaguzg, a 9 foot tall bear, have been an age-long rival of this species, and it shows. Jabbernak boast a very large mouth with many large carnivorous teeth, designed for ripping out large chunks of flesh and inflicting deep cuts into it’s target. Their claws are also very long and hooked, made for aiding to climb across rocks. They cannot scale vertically, however, but still boast great climbing ability. Finally, their tales are as long as their bodies and are usually used to balance themselves during difficult climbing or even in combat to club opponents and daze them or keep them back. Characteristics of the creature: As stated, the Jabbernak is a highly aggressive and dangerous beast. In the wild, it is very likely to chase down any foe it sees and attempt to kill. Only the largest of beasts would make a Jabbernak flee. Jabbernaks are carnivorous, and take down large prey on their own or accompanied by it’s family. When born, the Jabbernak is as large as a Human child of 10 years, and quickly grow to the size of a large dog in it’s 6th year, when it is considered a teenager. At this point, and if fed properly, it will rapidly grow over the course of 3 years, reaching twice the length of a typical horse on the 3rd year, and double it’s height. When an adult, the Jabbernak immedietaly seeks a mate. Whilst size and strength is an important factor in which female Jabbernak chooses which Male Jabbernak, the male will regularly provide offerings of food and displays of it’s kills in an act of courtship. The Muruk’Thaguzg being a typical offering, since it is their main rival. (Optional) Origins of the creature: Dating back to the land of Aegis, the Orcs belonging to many of the different Clans hunted and killed the large beasts in a form or sport and show of prowess. Their relative ease to find made them perfect for such a task, however their hyper aggressiveness and lethality dissuaded many Orcs from trying to tame these beasts. However, at an un-marked point in history, they began to be tamed by multiple Clans. In particular, Clan Rax made extensive use of them in battles. Many Orc would hold Clan Rax the true tamers of the beast, however the knowledge spread to Clans such as Gorkil. An excerpt from Gorkil lore; “The Rax Clan, led by Warlord Tythor, had a heated rivalry against the Dom Clan, led by Warlord Or’ta, that would eventually erupt into a full blown war. After a surprise attack launched by Or’ta against the Rax, Lur, and Phol Clan left many dead in the span of a few days all throughout the desert, the Rax Clan retaliated and called to arms not just all its brothers, but for Clans to come and fight with them. This conflict, which would come to be known as either the Rax-Dom War or the Clan Wars, would both unite and divide the Orcish race. Clans and villages began to choose sides and align themselves with either the Rax Clan or the Dom Clan, and years of violent fighting followed.” From this conflict is where the Rax Clan first employed their Jabbernaks in a full battle. Excerpt from Gorkil lore ; “Wargoth Veruk’Gorkil led a campaign in the northwest, annexing many of the smaller clans that aligned with the Raxes. The forces eventually closed in on Nomad Plains, where the first major battle of the Clan Wars would be held. At the Battle of Nomad Plains, Veruk personally led five hundred Gorkils, riding the fastest war boars the clan could muster, to eliminate the twelve hundred jabbernaks Tythor had brought to the battle. The group quickly broke through and began to wreak havoc on the enemy forces, decimating the cavalry and nearly routing the enemy. And as the Gorkils decimated the cavalry, the Dom shamans sent lightning crashing down from the skies, made fires erupt out of nowhere right in the middle of Rax forces. While the Rax forces were able to hold their ground for some time, it eventually proved to be too much, and they had to make a hasty retreat. By the end of the battle, the twelve hundred jabbernaks Tythor had brought to the battle was reduced to a hundred and fifty, while Veruk’s regiment had only lost thirty war boars, and even fewer Gorkils.” Strengths/Weaknesses Strength and Size – The most noticeable and useful aspect of the Jabbernak is it’s strength and size. Most commonly used in transportation of goods, slaves and Orcs across their territories, their aggressive nature can be kept to a minimum by a proper trainer, and will thus be used in a variety of tasks. Combat Ability – Used by some Clans who make particular focus on combat, the Jabbernak can be a worth-while investment for a Clan to be used in battle. Large and sporting multiple weapons for killing, the Jabbernak helps make up the lack of numbers Orc armies suffer from, due to their necessity to consume massive amounts of food. Thick, Lizard-like Hide – Like other lizards, it’s skin is tough and scaly, protecting it from the vast majority of sharp rocks. Due to it’s size, it’s hide is thick, and thus capable of resisting cuts from wolves, normal bears and cuts from any human sized weapon. However, piercing weapons like spears would be able to bypass more of it’s hide. Aggression – No matter the skill of it’s trainer, a Jabbernak shall forever possess extreme amounts of testosterone and years of hard-wired instinct to kill. The master of a Jabbernak will have to constantly be very well aware of what is happening around his beast, and what his beast is doing in return. An overly confident Orc that approaches to quickly from a hard to see angle towards the Jabbernak would be in real danger of getting viciously and quickly attacked. Slaves and none-Orcs to the territories are on the highest of kill counts to tamed Jabbernaks, as they are the most unfamiliar sights and smells to the beast, thus making them all the more on-edge. Extremely Hungry – Any large animal, even a horse, requires ample amounts of food to sustain their large bodies. Nothing can be said the same for the Jabbernak. Where it takes 1 Orc trainer to tame a Jabbernak, it takes a group to keep one alive and fed. Clanless Orcs practically never tame a Jabbernak, and only the large Clans tend be able to donate enough food to the beast’s master to keep it going. Such an animal is as much a burden as it is a benefit to the nation. Poor Eyesight – Due to the many sandstorms of the desert, the out-stretching masses of land and ability to kill most of it’s prey with shear power, the eyes of a Jabbernak have not evolved greatly for quality of vision, or to have large peripheral vision. The outer layer of the eye is covered in an almost gel-like substance with a thick see-through layer, causing sand that might blow into it’s face during sandstorms to not damage the eye and instead be washed off as it would blink. This layer, however, makes it’s long distance eyesight poor, and it is mostly only able to see the shape and basic details of an object, such as colour and larger items like weaponry. As a predator, it is also rarely under any need to keep it’s eyes on it’s surroundings, as only very few beasts could kill the Jabbernak, and fewer would go through such effort. Thus, it’s eyesight is much more forwards-directional than a human’s. Cold Blooded – Being a lizard, the Jabbernak is cold blooded. It relies on the habitant it resides within to grant it warmth, helping to reduce the amount of food it requires compared to similarly large, warm-blooded beasts. However, this also means it cannot venture into cold climates like tall mountains or snow-ridden lands without suffering greatly and soon after dying. Simple Minded – The Jabbernak has deeply ingrained instincts, but does not rely on it’s cognative abilities nearly as often as animals like wolves. It simply sees prey, moves along a relatively hidden path towards it and then runs after the prey, hoping it is fast enough. In combat, it’s instincts drives it’s movements, but is thus unlikely to behave differently from any other of it’s species. It would attack a wall of spears the exact same as it would a cow venturing too far into the savannah. The Jabbernak is very reliant on it’s rider when in combat to stop it from making poor choices. Red Lines An Orc who tries taming a Jabbernak without atleast 5 people willing to help aid him keep the Jabbernak fed will have his Jabbernak die of starvation, or revolt against it’s master after 2 weeks. An Orc MUST learn how to tame a Jabbernak legitimately via visiting a Spirit who has the knowledge and will impart it upon him, or by learning from an Orc who already knows how to do so legitimately. (Orcs who knew the old way of taming and breeding a Jabbernak still have the new knowledge of Jabbernak taming, so as long as they RP the method accordingly) Riding around a Jabbernak as a common mount is a very dangerous affair for everyone not used to being around the beast. The owner of the Jabbernak MUST RP the dangers and results of people not used to the beast and acting incorrectly around the beast. If your Jabbernak dies in RP it is dead forever. Cloud Monks don’t give don’t care about giant lizards. For someone to own a Jabbernak, they must possess an extremely high level of physical ability, akin to that of an Orc. Any who do not will not receive the necessary respect and servitude required of a Jabbernak and thus become it’s prey (Druids have the ability to keep their Jabbernak well enough tempered around them self, so do no apply to this rule) Shamans with the appropriate blessing and Druids may tame Jabbernaks with more ease than others, where it applies in accordance their magic. Availability: Common - Anyone can RP finding this creature.
  12. A sly ploy to gain rep using negative reinforcement... +1
  13. wtf How do you write so much...
  14. Cymru am byth

    1. Rickson


      Cymru am byth, ffrind.

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