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  1. -=- Da Kirkja Dverga eron da Dwedmar-=- -The Holy Order of the Dwarves- Da Kirkja Dverga is a crucial cultural institution within dwarven society, being recognized as the highest religious authority on the Brathmordakin, the faith system of the dwarves. The main principle at the center of da Kirkja Dverga is that the divine inspiration and blessings of the Brathmordakin are not just for priests, but for all dwarves. Because of this, the various orders of da Kirkja Dverga are integrated in various ways in dwarven society. In order to better reflect this mission, the Organization and Operation of da Kirkja Dverga has changed under the Clerical Reforms of 1750. -Organization- The organization and hierarchy of da Kirkja Dverga is based around one master hierarchy that is based off of overall religious knowledge and capability, and several sub-orders that are in charge of certain duties and rituals. Clergydwed can choose to join as many orders as they, helping honor the specific patron that order is dedicated to and spread spirituality in dwarven society. The sub-orders may have their own hierarchy in relation to their specific duties, but the master hierarchy for general religious wisdom takes priority in all means outside of a sub-order. High Preceptor The High Preceptor is the foremost teaching authority on the Brathmordakin, meant to represent and consider the interests of each and every patron, helping in leading the sub-orders to successfully honoring their patron. The High Preceptor must lead da Kirkja Dverga in a way that ensures the education of dwarves about their culture and brings spirituality into society. The High Preceptor has ultimate decision on matters of faith and clergy, but can be vetoed or removed by the Preceptors with a 66% majority. Current High Preceptor: Norli Starbreaker ((A_New_Noob)) Preceptor A Preceptor is someone who is not only extremely knowledgeable on the Brathmordakin and wise but also a leader of a successful and honorable order. Preceptors are able to give exams to Initiates to make them Clerics as well as make someone an Initiate of the clergy. Preceptors have the ability to decide the position of High Preceptor with a 75% majority, meaning removal or appointment of the rank. Preceptors who are removed by the High Preceptor may vote with other Preceptors to remove the High Preceptor even after removal for a stone week if the Preceptors did not vote over removal. Current Preceptors: Kazrin Starbreaker ((DrHope)) Priest Should a Cleric prove to be very knowledgeable on the Brathmordakin and have experience assisting Priests and or Preceptors in rituals and ceremonies, they may be made a Priest. A Priest is considered knowledgeable enough to lead rituals and ceremonies, as well as being able to lead an order of da Kirkja Dverga. A Priest has an obligation to do work within da Kirkja Dverga and its orders, as well as perform rituals or he may be demoted to Cleric. Current Priests: Dugmir Irongut ((HolyBejebus)) Baldin Ironside ((mateolog)) Thorin Treebeard ((SoulReapingWolf)) Dwarger Silvervein ((LionEY_)) Cleric This is the standard rank of da Kirkja Dverga. A Cleric is someone who has been educated on the Brathmordakin and has passed the Clerical-Exam of da Kirkja Dverga, and are allowed to join as many orders as they wish. Clerics who wish to advance their religious knowledge and experience may help Priests with rituals and ceremonies. Clerics however do not have to help in public rituals, and may participate in private duties of their orders only if they wish. The only requirement of a Cleric is that should they encounter one who wishes to learn the faith, the Cleric must educate. Current Clerics: Dworic Starbreaker ((Dwarf_of_Norgeth)) Falk Irongut ((TheFirstShroom)) Gimgrimmor ((0MN15514H)) Dhaen Grandaxe ((Dhaelena)) Morag Goldhand ((A_New_Noob)) Initiate This is the lowest rank of da Kirkja Dverga, and has very little religious authority. One is not meant to stay as Initiate for long, for it is only a rank for those sworn into da Kirkja Dverga but have not passed the Clerical-Exam. Initiates cannot join any orders or perform rituals and blessings, but they may attend clergy meetings. Current Initiates: Howler Silvervein ((ImWolfie)) Hurdog Ironside ((ItzDragon)) Atandt Irongrinder ((Urguan)) Assil Irongrinder ((zzmarcc)) Azkel Frostbeard ((Treatycole)) Mika Goldhand* ((mika1278)) -Application- [RP] Name: Race: Clan (if applicable): Reason for Joining: [OOC] MC Username: Discord: -= Narvak oz Brathmordakin =- -= Narvak oz da Kirkja Dverga =-
  2. ((Disclaimer)): The Realm of Anthos before Thorin’s Conquest. THE CHRONICLE OF VAERHAVEN Vaerhaven’s Western Tower over Lach MacGowan– one of two entrances into Vaerhaven. Vaerhaven was a ((IG)) city located in the Vale of Azgoth. Built by migrants form Silva Insulae, under the Jarl Ferron Andvare MacGowan, Vaerhaven prospered as a continental center for culture, trade, magic, alchemy, and architecture in Anthos. The tragedy of Vaerhaven is one of intrigue and power– a warning to the wicked. THE DOMAINS OF THORIN During the reign of Paragon Thorin Grandaxe, all prospered. For it was an age of auspices, sent down by Armakak and honored by blood-offering to Dungrimm. This was the Second Grand Kingdom of Urguan, in the thick of the Age of Paragons. It was the era of Thorik, Omithiel, and Yemekarr’s First– Thorin the Conqueor– who forged an age of glories and gold. The entire realm was the Dwarves’ frontier. And the chronicle presented here before you, dear reader, is precisely that– a story from Thorin’s first Anthosian frontier. Paragon-Emperor Thorin Grandaxe, Yemekarr’s Fist. The crown jewel of the Urguanic Empire was the city of Kal’Azgoth. It was a fine city; a city of great treasures and exceptionally fine ale. Great arches, thrice-and-twice the size of the tallest poplars, held up the great vaulted roofs. Cities and fortresses lay etched deep under the main halls of Kal’Azgoth, providing the overcity with food, water, alchemy, engineering, and all manners of sophistication. Culture boomed. Trade bustled– Renatians, Malinorians, and descendants of all stripes flowed through the city in search for fortune. Indeed, the Brathmordakin were smiling, for it was the age of Dwarves. And therefrom the Obsidian Throne did Thorin Grandaxe and his Lords rule the vast territories of the Khazadmar: Kaz’Ardol of the Doomforged, etched into Strongbrow’s Way in the Valley of Azgoth; Kal’Halla, far away in the Wild Isles; the Adunians and Mages’ Guild; and the Emerald Isles– all under the Urguanic Yoke. The Obsidian Throne dictated and folk obeyed. Yemekarr’s Balance was emerging from the chaos of aeons passed. For the ruler of the world would be Thorin– Paragon of Conquest. And the most prosperous of the cities under Dwarven sovereignity was Vaerhaven– the breadbasket of Urguan. VAERHAVEN– FIEF OF FERRON Aye, for Vaerhaven was prosperous indeed. Larger than any overland city (save, perhaps, Renatus) Vaerhaven was mighty and powerful. The city was encircled by formidable cliffs. Both its entrances were mired by lakes. Terraced walls cascaded down into the Valley of Azgoth, isolating the city’s farms from raiders and vagabonds. Three castles stood watch over the city’s bustling expanse. And eagles flew over its high peaks. All found a home in Vaerhaven. Jarl Ferron Andvare McGowan, with Compass and Scroll. Ferron was a reknowked architect who built several cities in his lifetime, most notable Silva Insulae and Vaerhaven. He was a contemporary and reported cousin of Paragon Omithiel Strongbrow the Builder. Jarl Ferron Andvare McGowan, a seldom remembered cave dwarf of high peerage– and previous Jarl of Silva Insula– founded the city upon arriving in Anthos as a continuation of the former. The tale of Silva Insulae, the tree-covered Asulonian isle of magic, alchemy, mystery and beauty, is another story entirely. The vagabonds, pariahs, misfits, and brigands who had previously occupied the Forested Isle became the denizens of Vaerhaven. And Ferron led them well. And Ferron led them justly. And it was because of Ferron that more souls called Vaerhaven home than anywhere else in Anthos. And the city would enjoy that life for many decades. It was Ferron who constructed the entirety of Vaerhaven. It was Ferron who secured the large bounties of the earth and kept the peace. It was Ferron who fought off raiders and maintained the law of the city without resorting to oppression. For Jarl Ferron was fair, and Jarl Ferron was just, and Jarl Ferron was good. And the many criminals who lived in Vaerhaven dared not steal under him. And Grand King Thorin respected him, and did not quarrel with him, for Ferron was a seasoned general as well as an architect. Dwarves like the Lord Ferron Andvere McGowan are a breed seldom seen– for Ferron’s greed was only carried out in justice. Aye! And the people paid no taxes– only their houses did they buy with tender, which was in part paid to Ferron under rite of Armakak. Vaerhaven’s Palace, which was built on a perennially frozen waterfall ((closest image to IG build)). Ferron was a great patron of the arts, alchemies, magics, and other trades of hand and mind. Vaerhaven was exceptionally beautiful. And its early citizens of utmost culture. But all good things must spoil in their own time. And, inevitably, his generosity was like honey for flies. And all sorts of persons did congregate in and under Vaerhaven. And all sorts of evils did they bring with them. But when Ferron lived, in their boots they did tremble– for Ferron’s axe was quick when it came to the wicked. But Ferron grew old– he approached one-hundred seasons without fear. And as he grew frail, and as his bad blood did outweigh his good humor, more wicked persons travelled to the sanctuary of Vaerhaven. And among those wicked newcomers was Vallei, the Fire Witch. Vallei the Coldless, for whom winter was spring and blood but water. No man knew where Vallei came from. But the whispers of history tell her tragedy through the pages. The Fire Witch was a high elf. She had fled Haelun’or. For Vallei was once a consort to Kalenz Uradir– the Khadrin’Hor, most hated of those most hated, thrice cursed Sohaer of the High Elves. Those who saw with their eyes whisper that he had tormented her endlessly because she refused his advances. Those who heard with their ears whisper that he broke her because she challenged his leadership. The beast that arrived at Vaerhaven was but a shadow of a woman once kind and warm– beautiful on the outside, yet a monstrosity of fragmented spirit. Many evils would come at the hands of Vallei. Men and Dwarves alike would waft away in the wind at her hands. For it was known that Vallei was a beautiful woman and desired by many. And even to Ferron were there whispered tales of her beauty, and he did listen and enjoy. And as men and women alike flocked to her kindness– as her flock of followers grew– Vallei came to assume a role in the shadows. A role which, in Ferron’s old age, began to usurp that of the Jarl. This group was called the Fallen, and Vallei called herself their mother. And rarely did things seemed to happen without their approval or knowledge. The Fallen, tormenting a passing merchant. The Fallen were worse than bandits. The Fallen were worse than vagabonds. For the Fallen did not draw blood for coin. The Fallen killed to sate their own twisted desire– the desire stoked by Vallei, the Fire Witch. Vallei began slowly, winning over hearts and minds. Then, the Fire Witch enchanted her followers into proving her loyalty– she challenged the tranquility of Vaerhaven and disturbed the rule of law. For she needed to assert her power. For she needed to satisfy her wicked impulses. And here starts the tragedy of the Vaerhaven Rebellion against the Grand Kingdom of Urguan: at the behest of a witch. As Ferron breathed, the Fallen were beholden to his strict governance. Ferron’s death was a tragedy for all: he was mourned for seven stone weeks. Ferron’s appointed the title of Jarl to Kardel Irongut. His placement came at the expense of Rosso, a Counselor to Ferron and the rightful inheritor of his titles (and, reportedly, a member of the Fallen himself). As Kardel was the former Ogradhad’s Alchemist to Paragon Omithiel Strongbrown the Builder, he was connected to the Urguanic government. Vallei stirred. Ferron was intentional and crafty in his succession choice. He knew that Thorin Grandaxe was conquest-minded: he had seen Paragon Thorin make short work of the Adunians and capture the Emerald Isles with bold maneuvers. And Ferron knew that Thorin despised the Yrrok. Ferron figured that a dwarf would be better able to maintain Vaerhaven’s independence and retain some autochtony under Urguanic oppression. And Thorin was pleased with his choice, for Kardel had served him as well. Ferron trusted that Kardel would not change much and maintain the spirit of Vaerhaven. But Vaerhaven’s tranquility would not be secured for long. Fate had written otherwise. A younger Jarl Kardel Irongut– before his Alchemical accident, which bleached his skin and hair. Kardel took upon himself the name Andvare MacGowan and styled himself kin to his predecessor– a political stunt. He gave speeches and utilized rhetoric. He attempted to convert the inhabitants to the Brathmordakin. But this was to no avail. He was perceived as a foreigner, and Kardel was an alchemist and guildmaster–he had never been a statesman. He lacked the tact to see with foresight the consequences of his election, and underestimated the Fallen and several other criminal groups that called Vaerhaven home. Rather, the new Jarl was all too happy to enjoy the boons of his power under the yoke of Urguan for leasure, an ignored the rot underneath. So it was that Kardel willingly gave tributes and handed license to Thorin and the Lords. And in exchange, he was in their good favor. And Thorin demanded that troops be quartered there. So the Legion of Urguan began patrolling the city– and the Glacial Guard of Vaerhaven was subordinated as a militia. Kardel permitted this– for the dwarf’s true allegiances had always lain with Urguan, despite his long and successful career as an alchemist on Silva Insulae. And underneath the pot continued to simmer. The liberties of the citizens of Vaerhaven were gradually lost for security. And the Fallen were enraged by this newfound order. THE ANARCHY: In the unknowably vast Sewers of Vaerhaven, which linked to the Deeproads of the Dwarves, the Fallen congregated. Vallei demanded her own order. She ordered her followers to spread their blasphemy and kidnap children for recruits. Terror and disorder spread. Throughout the city, legionnaires were murdered by torchlight. Their bodies left to freeze, only to be found thawing under sunlight. Stories of black magic and extortion ran rampant. Jarl Kardel and his council were ordered to remedy this at once. The Jarl was reluctant to prosecute his own residents, for the social order in Vaerhaven was more fragile that it appeared. After all, there was no proof that the Fallen were implicated in any of these incidents. Furthermore, the Fallen were a good source of income for Vaerhaven. Jarl Kardel made a few symbolic attempts at “quelling” the Fallen. His power over Vaerhaven would suffer as a result. For Vallei had increasingly begun demanding tribute. Hauberks of Chainmail. Provisions. Armaments– enough to support an army. And Kardel supplied these happily– he had little choice, for armed Fallen had visited him many a time in his palace. And so the corruption spread deeper. And, as do all roots, this corrupt plant would bear fruit. Vallei’s legend is epitomized by one incident. For as she was walking the labyrinthine streets of the frozen city, she was recognized for a bounty by a newly quartered, and rather unlucky, cohort of Legionnaires. Evoking unholy energies from the Void, the Fire Witch cooked the soldiers in their armor. It was only after the Fire Witch turned that entire troop to ash that Kardel ventured into the sewers to meet Vallei and put a stop to her madness. The Fire Witch turning a cohort Dwarven Legionnaires to Ash with the help of her Fallen. Those who heard with their ears wrote that Kardel was seduced by the Fire Witch, and became one of her Fallen. But those who saw with their eyes confirmed a sadder tragedy for the son of Heron. Jarl Kardel Heronsson– like his father, who was corrupted before him by the temptation of the mystical arts– was enchanted by the Fire Witch’s power. He coveted it. And Vallei played her role well. Vallei offered Jarl Kardel magic in exchange for political protection. She promised him arcane powers unimaginable and bizzare. And Kardel obliged, for he was stricken by greed for knowledge. The Jarl would become a mighty sorcerer in his own time, but never as powerful as Vallei, the Fire Witch. Concurrently, Duregar Thunderfist– a rebel Irongut who was a Maer of Blackreach and the Underholds–began his rebellion from underneath Thorin’s feet. In the Aquifer of Kal’Azgoth, a band of Ironguts who detested the idea of a Mountain Dwarf on the Obsidian Throne rebelled. Among them were powerful mages, and their control of the Undercity under the capital of Kal’Azgoth gave many holds under Urguanic yoke hope for salvation. The Thunderfist Rebellion organized swiftly. And many heeded their call for uprising against Thorin Grandaxe. It was at this time that the Adunians, completely subjugated after their defeat at the hand of Thorin, swore off Urguanic hegemony. Lachlan Mor Elendil, a coward and famed mace-catcher, joined the resistance against Urguan. The Adunians were, historically, a spineless people. Nevertheless, their rebellion swelled the instability already straining Urguan. The Thunderfist Rebellion threatened to delay Thorin’s plans for continental conquest. Duregar Thunderfist– A Former Legion Commander who began the Vaerhaven Rebellion because of his refusing to kneel to a Mountain Dwarf king. Vaerhaven caught wind of the emerging rebellion. With the urging of Vallei, Kardel abandoned his fealty to Thorin and closed the gates of Vaerhaven. The Legionnaires stationed in the city were attacked and executed. Those who did not turn perished in fire. Vaerhaven and the Fallen allied with the Thunderfist clan and the Adunians. Bandits and rogues gathered in Vaerhaven and prepared to stand against the Dwarven legions. But Thorin was cautious– he waited. Vaerhaven had ample food on multiple walled terraces. The city was too well stocked. Its defenses were impregnable. But Thorin Grandaxe was too crafty. He felt by intuition that this rebellion would not last. And so he waited again. A few skirmishes ensued between the Rebel Forces and the Legion of Urguan. Each time, the Rebels were crushed decisively and with no mercy. Attacks on the city failed due to its geographic advantage. And as time passed, the sutures began to fringe on the inside. Despite the best efforts of General Dizzy Thunderfist, the only sally the Vaerhaven Rebels attempted– the Skirmish of the Great Arch– failed miserably and cost the rebels many lives. The rebellion began to unfurl as quickly as it began. The Legions of Thorin, mercilessly triumphant over the Vaerhaven rebels and tasting the first blood of their conquest. At their forefront: Commanders Olaf Ireheart and Igor Ireheart (red beards). The Fallen were the weakest link in the Rebellion, for Vallei was driving herself into increasing insanity. The Fire Witch was fond of alchemical brews and fumes, of which there were plenty in Vaerhaven, and lost control over her “children.” The Fallen began ravaging the town’s citizens on the inside. Skirmishes broke out between the Rebel militia and the vagabonds. And this weakened the Rebellion at its heart. But what truly broke the rebellion was the defection of the Adunians. THE ADUNIAN DEFECTION: Aye, for Paragon Thorin was crafty! Thorin knew his enemies all too well. Thorin Grandaxe was familiar the character of the Adunians. He had fought them before and defeated them without raising his sword. The Adunians were a spineless people, lacking courage and overly self-interested. They were famed for catching the maces of their enemies and running away in the thick of battle. Thorin did not want to risk his manpower on capturing Vaerhaven– for he had bigger plans. Instead of employing brute force, Thorin employed his strategic mind. He broke the alliance up from the inside– he needed his manpower for later, for larger realms. For the true apple of his eye lay to the north. After allowing the rebellion to continue for a few months, simultaneous with Paragon Thorin planning his Great Conquest, Urguan laid siege to the hold of the Adunians. Mangonels and Onagers rained fire and stone onto the city of the half-elves. And there were no Adunians there to defend it. And so, the Adunians quickly surrendered and left Vaerhaven. They could not bear the idea of their treasure-lined halls crumbling into the sea. Thorin’s plan had worked seamlessly. Adunia under siege by Thorin’s Legions. To pour further salt into the wound, Thorin offered pardons to any rebel dwarves who defected. Morale was low in Vaerhaven. As the Adunians comprised half of all Rebel forces– all now gone– Vaerhaven capitulated next. Jarl Kardel had secured his magic and sold out Vallei to the Dwarves. Kardel bent the knee before Thorin. Those who saw with their eyes write that Kardel kissed Thorin’s boot and took a severed hand to avoid having his beard shaved. The Thunderfists were left with no base and no manpower, and went extinct as a clan– either banished, welcomed back as Ironguts, or killed in futile battles against their kin. With trouble at home quelled, Paragon Thorin Grandaxe– the Fist of Yemekarr– would go on to achieve his legendary conquest of Anthos; Thorin is the only mortal King ever to have conquered an entire realm, and the only Paragon to hold patronage from Yemekarr. Duregar Thunderfist was banished to the depths of Blackreach for the rest of his life– allowed to visit the surface only once: his descendants would grow sick and die of diseases, forever condemned to live under the feet of Urguanic Dwarves. Kardel Irongut would found the Third (and last) Grand Kingdom of Urguan in Vailor, establish the Consulary Republic of Holm, and die a famed alchemist and sorcerer– but he would be claimed by Dungrimm dishonorably, by old age: not in battle. And Vallei, the Fire Witch, would lose her mind and her following. The Fire Witch went insane after entering a Voidal Node and being possessed by a Voidal horror. She was subsequently captured by mercenaries and held for ransom. Kalenz Uradir would pay her bounty, bring her back to Haelun’or to burn her and her remaining Fallen at the stake. Vallei burning at the Stake in Haelun’or, her followers having pursued her to the fire. And thus Vaerhaven’s glory was never again regained, and the city was buried under ice when Ondnarch returned. It was Ondnarch that would kill Paragon Thorin Grandaxe, for no mortal creature could have killed such a monumental Khazad. And still, to this day, the Rebellion of Vaerhaven remains a tale of wonder and intrigue– an epitome of the war, corruption, betrayals, and power-games which characterized the realm of Anthos and defined the mighty empires of that time. For ruinous annihilation comes quickly those doomed things which are wicked– and they end not spectacularly, but pathetically. Vaerhaven’s ruined Western Tower over Lach MacGowan after Ondnarch’s frozen scourge of the Vale of Azgoth. When the Dwarven capital moved to Kal’Ithrun, after the Battle of the Crossroads and during the Trench wars, Vaerhaven was cut off from major trade routes. Its population slowly emigrated. The Dreadknights remained until Ondnarch– the corrupted Daemon form of Wyrvun– laid claim to the city from the south as Setherien gained territory from the north. Tl;dr:
  3. ]=+ The Clan +=[ Emberhorn “How fair the mount at Hollowbold, And bright the embers’ forge of old, [...] Alas their halls the darkness swept, And there, forevermore, it slept.” -The Song of Tumunzahar The Aspects and Mannerisms += of the Emberhorns =+ The Emberhorns are fair of skin, with bright eyes the colour of emeralds which shine beneath bushy brows. Their hair is auburn, and rarely worn long enough to braid- though oft-times the older Dwarves among them will decorate their beards with braids and clasps. The Clan-members are slightly less broad and stocky than most Dwarves, but are still possessed of barrel-like torsos and powerful arms well-suited to the hardy professions. Their ears are slightly leaf-shaped- a peculiarity which some believe results from a far Elven ancestor. Mention this to a member of the Clan, however, and you may swift find yourself a few teeth lighter. While some are grim, prideful, and solemn, they are seldom evil-hearted, and cruelty does not come naturally to them except in the rarest of cases. They are possessed of a fortune to rival those of the richest clans and individuals upon the Isles, and as such the Emberhorns are somewhat more inclined to display Urguan’s Curse than others. Even still, the Clan will often be willing to help those in need, and charity is common and encouraged. There is only one line of the Clan at present, that of Hodfair, though it is believed that there may be others which have not yet returned to the Kingdom of Dwarves. Dwed of this blood bear all of the earmarks of Mountain Dwarves, but are not purely such- as stated above, it is quite likely that the Clan had an Elf in its ancestry, and even more-so that the Clan interbred extensively with Forest Dwarves. Their affinity towards their slightly leaner build and willingness to welcome their forest-dwelling kin into their clan is testament to this. They dress in tones of green, brown, and other natural colours, preferring to stay away from brighter shades and considering them needlessly garish. They often ornament themselves with gold to some degree, with many wearing engraved golden clasps and jewelry in their beards. This also translates to their armour, which is traditionally enameled green and gold like so: +=+=+=+=[=]=+=+=+=+ The Stones of += Tumun’zahar =+ Much of what is known today of the history of Clan Emberhorn finds its origins in the revered Tumun’zahar Stones, which were partially deciphered soon after the family's re-emergence in Axios. A series of seven stone-carved tablets, they appear to have been created around the year 800 by a skilled mason who used the moniker ‘the Keeper’. Of these stones, the first three detail the genesis of the Clan, and the last four various tales and stories of their exploits. Together compiled, they form the Song of Tumun’zahar, which is held in regard above all other relics of the family- though it was not always so, and a few of the stones (primarily the first few in the series) bear a great deal of wear and damage due to being at one point used as paving material. A central focus of the epic is the eponymous Citadel Tumunzahar, known also as ‘Hollowbold’ in the Common Language. Said to have been constructed some thousand years ago by Dwarves fleeing an unnamed cataclysm (possibly a dragon,) it nestled among mountain peaks and was possessed of a vast underground system of natural caverns. Precious little is known of this burg save its name and reputation for tremendous beauty, for the Stones which regard its construction are among the most damaged. To further cloud the matter, the stories that are translated have a tendency to conflict in the location, structure, and size of the settlement. This has led some to believe that the “city” is actually several cities, spread out over a long period of time, and that the Song of Tumunzahar is simply a retelling of much older stories. To quote the testament of the late Hodfair I Emberhorn, who spent many years translating the Song: “I shall tell it as it was told to me, many centuries ago, by my father- who heard it from his father, and his father from his father’s father, who had seen the glories of yore with his own eyes and beheld the founding of the great city Hollowbold, known as Tumunzahar in the Old Tongue. Carved into the side of a great and mighty mountain by myriad stonemasons, the citadel stood defiant in the face of all tribulations. By hammer, chisel, axe and shield was built upon that mount the greatest legacy of our Clan, the likes of which shall never again upon this world be seen. Such beauty there was that even the hardest of Dwarven hearts softened to see it. But ask me not to tell of it fully, for even my own father did not know its tales but for scraps and pieces which avail us naught. Perhaps it was as they say, in days of old, or perhaps not- those secrets are lost but for the earliest of the Seven Stones, and all our will must now be bent to translating them.” +=+=+=+=[=]=+=+=+=+ += The Ram =+ While we know very little of the city itself, it is told that the lone mountain of which Hollowbold was carved was surrounded by verdant highlands, upon which was found wildlife diverse and varied. Among these there lived an unusually large and abundant type of mountain-ram, exceptionally woolly and twice as dangerous as the frozen moraines upon which it survived. The rams were possessed of a pelt-wool softer than any other, well-suited for garment, rug, and all manner of weaving- but perhaps more importantly, their swift cloven hooves could traverse the treacherous alpine paths better than any Dwarven pony. Their violent disposition and resistance to any sort of domestication, therefore, presented itself as an obstacle to be overcome. A late passage in the Song of Tumunzahar tells that the dwarves of the colony attempted for many years to tame these so-called ‘Gabhar Rams’ to no avail, until the coming of a particularly lucky individual. The following excerpt from the Song details his victory over the largest animal in the herd, which led to the domestication of the species: "He leapt forth then, this tamer mad, whom in his hand a rope-length had, And with this made to gabhar bind. Lo! Ramhorn fierce, he kicked behind, for hempen bonds behooved him not, And dwed fell sprawling, temper hot. He tore his beard and cried aloud, To make return with spear he vowed. That clamour echoed through the peaks, There was a shattered, grinding shriek, And moraine swift came tumbling down. The dwed did sweat, and he did frown, And tumbled too, as not to fall, For snow, and ice, and boulders all, Came quick to bear upon his heel. He shut his eyes, his death to feel, But instead found himself aloft, As if by bough of tree. He coughed, And, baring frightened eyes, beheld, That by fair goat was he upheld. It bounded twice, s’if borne by wind, And as the falling glacier thinned, It set dwarf down upon the ground, Who reached fair up, removed its bond, And ever since, my sons, to fore, Gabhar and dwed, they fight no more." Whether it be true or fanciful, this passage records the beginning of a fruitful friendship which has lasted many generations, and in many ways defined the legacy of the Clan. The ram and its horns are often used in imagery, and the family employs them in everything from warfare, to caravans of goods, to shearing their wool for weaving. Members of the Clan who have proven themselves in war or other service to the family are said to have ‘earned their horns’, and receive the right to wear upon their helms the great spiraling antlers of the rams- a fearsome sight. Artificery, however, is not the only thing in which the rams have contributed to Clan’s culture, for they are also the inspiration of the Clan’s modern name- though it is never once mentioned outright and was never used to refer to the progenitors of the family. The passage is such, and recounts a battle against goblins late in the Song: And in that fateful charge of auld The dwedish clan, those brothers bold Dealt death unto the eldritch dark, Threw down their enemy, and hark! From that brash clamour embers flew, ‘Pon clashing horns, and bloody dew, which fell like rain upon the ground. And filled was glen with death’s grim sound. From which was gathered the name ‘Emberhorn’, and henceforth such was used to refer to the family in present times. The ram’s horns are also on the Clan’s banner, writ in gold upon a field of verdure. (to join contact D3F4LT#4284 or meet Nagorain Ekaraadorul)
  4. The Laws and Legislation of Kaz’Stailininn (Kingdom of Steel) Cities and holdings of the Kingship: Kal’Orvul/Mynebor (Capital) Section 1:The office and powers of the Kingship Section 2: The office and powers of the Council of Kal’Mynebor Section 3: The process for amendment of laws Section 4:The process for passing laws Section 5: Laws of Kaz’Stailininn Section 6: Rights of the citizens of the Kingdom Section 1: The office and powers of the King The King of Kaz’Stailininn has the responsibility to represent the people of the Kingdom in time of peace and in time of war. The King is chosen hereditarily, if no heir is available, the king may be elected through a unanimous decision made by the Council of Kal’Mynebor., If no decision is able to be made, a temporary ruler may be elected through a trial by combat. The King has all power over both foreign and domestic affairs. He oversees everything of importance in the Kingdom, The Grand Army of Steel, taxes, building and construction, and diplomatic relations. He can make decisions regarding foreign relations and the aforementioned aspects of government without the approval of the Council of Kal’Mynebor. Section 2: The office and powers of the Council of Kal’Orvul The Council of Orvul is made up of the Clan Lords or Fathers of prominent clans, city officials, or clans which have maintained activity levels for the required amount of time. New council members can be elected with a 75% agreement among the remaining Council members and the approval of the King. There are only ever 6 council members at one given point in time. The positions are as follows; Head of Internal Affairs, Head of Military, Head of Diplomacy, and the Head of Treasury. There are also two High Magistrates who will oversee and lead the court. One High Magistrate is elected by the King, and the other by the Council. The High Magistrate selected by the council must be elected by a 75% majority agreement by the Council of Kal’Mynebor. After selection, the High Magistrate has the authorization to lead the High Court however is wished. In order to be a member of the Council of Kal’Mynebor, they must have become an honorary dwarf a minimum of a week beforehand. The individual members of the Council of Kal’Mynebor are responsible for taking charge of their positions as Head. As the Heads of the Council are removed and replaced, The training of a newly appointed councilman is to be handled by the council as seen fit. Positions under the council are assumed by the Head Council members themselves. Depending on the position, they are addressed by the title of the highest position held. Section 3: The process for the amendment of laws The laws of Kaz’Stailininn can only amended if: A. Valid reason is given to amend said law: B. The King of Kaz’Stailininn approves: C. A majority consisting of 75% of the council agrees with the amendment. Section 4: The process for passing laws New laws of Kaz’Stailininn can only be passed provided: A. The King approves. B. The Council of Kal’Khorvad obtains a 75% majority in agreement with said law. Section 5: Laws of Kaz’Stailininn Murder, unless found to be in self defense, punishable by the decision of the high magistrates, the maximum sentence to be issued is death. Treason or leaking information from any part of the government of Kaz’Stailininn is punishable by banishment and death. Killing of livestock is punishable by a prison sentence and or by the High Magistrates choosing. Stealing is to be punished accordingly, the degree of which is the decision of the High Magistrates. Threats made against the Council of Orvul is punishable by banishment or by decision of the High Magistrates. Regicide and attempted regicide is punishable by banishment and death without chance of release. If a offense against the honor of another citizen of Kal’Mynebor is made, the offended may request an honor duel. in the standard dwarven fashion the winner of best out of three will have kept their honor. The loser of said honor duel will be known as the “Dishonored” for one stone week. Section 6: Rights of the Citizens of the Kingdom Property Rights: A citizen has the right to own housing provided it has been paid for and is legally a free citizen of Kal’Mynebor. Animal Rights: A citizen has the right to own animals inside the city of Kal’Mynebor at all times provided a one time fee for a license has been paid to the Head Treasurer the amount of 200 minas. Personal Rights: A citizen has the right to defend themselves with any weapon (Within reason) available at the time. The only justifiable case of killing or injuring another citizen or visitor without a bounty letter or express permission from the Council or the King. A citizen has the right to free speech. Anything non-threatening is permissible. Free speech applies to things in writing as well as in conversation or arguments. A citizen has the right to life. Under no circumstances will a citizen be called for no purpose or reason. Citizens will not be injured or maimed by the Army, Guard forces, Council, or King. A citizen has the right to worship any deity of the Brathmordakin without fear of retaliation, retribution, or consequences thereof. A citizen has the right to bear arms, weapons, explosives, or dangerous materials including but not limited to, Potions of any sort, arrows with any modification, Lava, Boomsteel, Thanium, or runic weapons without fear of confiscation or consequences of owning said tools, weapons or potions. Signed by the authority of, Balrog Ironkiln II, King and Ruler of the Kingdom of Steel
  5. Muzthag sighed, He knew that leaving was breaking all the oaths he had made, he was now Oathbreaker. No matter, he had chosen this path. He left the city While Urguan slept, leaving both his clan, and wife to be behind.
  6. i personally want 1.13 and for the devs to focus enhancing 1.13 rather than update to 1.14 with a bad chunkloading, the new blocks are cool but it doesnt replace the chunk loading, we cant move from point a to point b it takes literally too much time for travelling, maybe we can go back to 1.13 with an older save if world corruption is a concern but we cant stay in 1.14 its ruining the traveling of the map
  7. To the Leadership and Citizenry of the A.I.S The Dwarves are oft regarded by surface folk as warlike, this is only partly true as rarely have we ever marched to war when not struck first, or slighted most grievously. We have not entered this conflict with Oren, raising no blade to either side, and even did we feast with Norlanders, who helped free our kin from the grasp of slavers. When the call was raised that one of our own was captured, it came with rage. Few Dwarven women yet live after nigh a century of civil conflict, and fewer still would have a kind enough soul to trust surfacers with their presence. A demand was put forth by her captors that our king come alone to pay her ransom, an absurd demand from untrustworthy folk. I fear now for the fate of her, as no doubt the bandits reacted poorly when their ridiculous demands were not met. Let it be known here and now, declared to all the world plainly, that any who align themselves with the bandit-nation of Ruswick will face annihilation at our hands. Our axes will claim their necks for a sheath, and our spears will pierce their hearts, along with any who associate with them. Justice will be done Vengeance will be had Narvak oz Urguan Post written by Jorvin Starbreaker (DixieDemolisher)
  8. Armakak’s Coin From the office of The Grand Merchant: Many years ago, when I was still a young lad living with my mother, I often found myself being lectured by my grandfather, who deemed it necessary to inform me on the workings of the world. It was during one such lecture that he told me the following: "Listen to me carefully, Falk. It's important that you understand what I am about to say. Most people view nations as if they were works: like a monument hewn from stone or a sword forged from a hunk of steel. Most people are wrong. Kingdoms and nations are living, breathing creatures, more similar to the horses of the fields. And, like any other living thing, a nation requires blood; not literal blood like you or I have. The lifeblood of a nation is trade: the free flow of coin, good, and services. When trade stagnates, nations die. In this day and age, when nations are always on the brink of war and bandits roam the roads freely, I look around and see that the lifeblood of all nations, the flow of coin, is beginning to stagnate, and unless we are to let the world fall into chaos, some measure must be taken. For this reason, the Grand Merchant of Urguan and da Kirkja Dverga have joined together in a united front to form Armakak’s Coin, a Merchant’s guild supported both by the church of the The Brathmordakin the Government of Urguan. Operation of the Guild: Armakak’s Coin is designed to serve the dwed by buying resources from Yemekar’s Workforce as well as other dwed suppliers. It is against the philosophy of the order to purchase minerals and other products often made by dwed from other groups, as this would hurt their industry. The acquired goods will then be distributed to certified Armakak guild merchants or shipped across Arcas to stalls associated with the guild. Official guild merchants will receive a portion of the profits from everything they sell. Additionally, Armakak’s coin will take outside requests to obtain rarer items for specific clients, charging a finder’s fee in return for our services. Organization of the Guild: Guild members are divided into four different tiers, dictating their level of responsibility within the guild. Herald of Armakak: This is the person in charge of running the guild. They set the rules for merchants, maximum and minimum rates, and decide the locations where the guild shall sell it’s wares. They must demonstrate a greater understanding of the Brathmordakin, although not requiring the knowledge-level of a preceptor. Senior-Merchant: If a Merchant shows they are competent and reliable in their duties, the guild may approve them to become a Senior Merchant. Becoming a senior merchant has several benefits: their cut of the profits is increased slightly, they are entrusted with larger amounts of goods to sell, but the greatest benefit is that the senior-merchant is entrusted with the running of one of the stall outside of Urguan. Merchant: A Merchant of Armakak’s coin is a wandering salesman. They travel around Arcas They get a cut of the profits of the stall, and are given the resources to sell. The stall is paid for by the Coin, all the merchant must do is take count of what is sold and how much. The merchant must stick to the initial pricing set by the Herald of Armakak unless the Herald or a Senior Merchant advises a new one upon request. Supplier: A Supplier of the Coin is tasked with making deals with manufacturers or gathering the resources themselves for the guild. Goods they acquire are sold directly to the guild itself at regular intervals for an agreed upon price. Tradesman: A Tradesman’s role is not to sell, but rather to create fine and beautiful works, swords or jewelry, which the guild will then sell. Due to the nature of crafts, being less numerous in quantity and more focused on quality, Tradesmen will often find themselves taking commissions through the guild. Code of Conduct: Members of the guild will obey the degrees of the Herald of Armakak and of da Kirkja Dverga. Members of the guild will conduct themselves in a professional manner while conducting business. Members of the guild will always complete a business transaction to the best of their ability. Members of the guild will always conduct themselves in an honest manner, never trying to cheat a customer or the guild itself. Joining Armakak’s Coin: If you wish to join Armakak’s coin in any fashion, simply fill out the following application: In Character: Your Name: Your Race: The Guild Position you are applying for: Do you accept the Brathmordakin as the only true religion?: Do you swear to abide by the standard code of conduct for all members of Armakak’s Coin? : Out of Character: Your Minecraft Username: Your Discord Username:
  9. [!] During the period of time between the time that Dworic Starbreaker attempted to throw a heretic off of a ledge to a fiery fate, and the time of his disappearance, Dworic seemed off in his behavior, he was no longer the happy go lucky dwed that baked and sewed for the community, instead he became a reclusive, almost antisocial person. Suddenly out of nowhere Dworic ran off into the caves of the under realms, crying as he ran. Since then, a multitude of strange noises can be heard in the caves, such as footsteps, munching noises and the mumbling of a scared and broken dwed.
  10. Welcome to the ~~~FUNKY~~~ lil skin shop Costs: A head skin is 300 minas An overlay is 100 minas A body is 700 minas A full body (including overlay) is 1000 minas If you are applying for a skin, please fill out the below: Username: Discord: Skin Type (Head/Body/Full Body): Steve or Alex Model: Gender and Race: Image(s) for reference: How is your character quirky?: Type of Payment: Proof of Payment: (You can either reach out to me below or on my discord) Past work:
  11. Dargur Goldhand Stood before a council of the dweds for having been seen Guilty of slavery. On 12th of The Grand Harvest in 1739 He would of been exiled out of Urguan and pay a hefty price to the slave itself it would of been hard for him due already having to need to leave his home land the proud mountain of Urguan and where he was working to honour his clan. The Goldhand, Having a kid and a wife he was a pretty happy man but something lusted in him that he coudn't keep content. Dargur would begin searching until he found something that would keep that lust under control. Cactus green, at first it woudn't be a problem doing it lightly only once a week until his lust began to grow as he'd begin to use it more and more. Until it woudn't be controlable being reguarily high, As the days dragged on he began searching for more powerful medicine beginning to use wizard powder and due the wizard powder he began to act strange. Due the wizard powder he'd began to change into a heartless dwed beginning to go into slavery beginning to inslave halfings and such to make money. But when he didn't do drugs he'd always provide for his family and take care of his kid that he so loved Morigana Goldhand and his wife Grianne Goldhand. But his fate was at a end as he'd turn around seeing Hekkaes Goldhand in a angered yet sad way as he shouted “Dargur Goldhand I Hekkaes Goldhand want to fight you for a honor duel to the death. May Dungrimm help you” As Dargur was a honourable dwarf he'd accept. As he'd make his way towards the end of the room as the other dwarves would look at them both intensly they would begin to start fighting as Dargur would do a warcry he'd go for a swing towards Hekkaes body but he blocked it pushing the dwarf back though Dargur would hold his stance as Hekkaes would go for a blow to his arms as Dargur would get hit he'd go to stab Hekkaes into his shoulder. As he did Hekkaes would go for a swift swoop into the neck of Dargur as he'd fall to the ground bleeding from the neck. As Hekkaes and Dargur both made it to the ground he'd lay near Hekkaes tearing up slowy saying his last words ”Hekkaes please take care of my family. Give Morigana the care i could not provide” As Haekkes would hear his last words he'd reply “I shall and i will grant your family a good place. May Dungrimm accept you in Khaz’A’Dentrumm and your legacy will not be forgotten” As Dargur would hear that'd he'd give his last smile and slowly drifted into his last resting place. Dargur Goldhand from 1636 until 1739 May he rest in peace
  12. Mugdorrummar-ur-Khazadmar “In ot’a toimes, dweds were carpenters, moiners, lumbermen… and t’ey foug’t wit’ t’eir tools. War made our kin get t’e taste of bloodshed and gloree’, it poisoned our moinds… t’ats woi ye can see in our armory weapons t’at resembled t’e tools we used as weapons in t’e old daes.” - Thumril ‘Hammer’ Grandaxe Mugdorrummar-ur-Khazadmar is a miner guild with the purpose to provide ores, stone and even wood when the lumberjacks are busy. All the resources that are mined are given directly to the high prospector that in his turn will hand over to the Kingdoms vault. As told the miners are not only here for getting resources, when a war comes those miners are signed in automatically as a dwed-at-arms. A force that will use their tools and their gear that both are provided by the high prospector into battle and devastate their enemies with their mattocks and pickaxes. Ranks Guild Master -= Barimmar Kronok =- Is also known as the High Prospector that leads the guild. He keeps track of everything that got found in the mines and collects the ores for the Kingdom and hands them over to the Vault of Urguan. Master Miner -= Kronok Mugdorrum =- Is the experienced Miner of the Guild that has been mining for some time and has proven Themselves as one of the finest Miners of the nation. Those Miners will also start to learn the ways of the ancestors in using their pickaxe and mattocks as traditional weapons. They will be known as Dwed-at-arms. They act when the nation is under high threat from outside. Miner -= Mugdorrum =- Are miners that have proven themselves to gather more materials then the initiates and have proven themselves that they can provide more ores then is demanded. They will often get other requests then others more rare to find ores. Initiate -= Cast-Mugdorrum =- Are the fresh and inexperienced dwarves that wanted to fall in the footsteps of their ancestors, they will be asked to gather easy to find ores. getting a rank up is depending on the amount of ores you mine and hand over. From Initiate to Miner ( 2 stacks of iron blocks and 20 stacks of building materials) From Miner to Master Miner ( 6 stacks of Iron blocks and 40 stacks of building blocks that needs to be divided in 2 different block types and he has to participate in 1 raid/skirmish or Siege in his miner uniform) Required payment At the end each stone week each miner has the choice to hand over 4 stacks of iron ore and 8 stacks of blocks, 16 stacks of building blocks (wood doesn’t count) or 8 stacks of iron ore. When the kingdom requires wood each miner is expected to mine 20 stacks of logs that are asked for. Privileges if you join the guild Free access to the mines Free housing* after handing the required amount of ores and building blocks the miners can keep the rest of what they mined for themselves Interested? Fill this form right away and get started with 2 free iron pickaxes! Discord name: timezone: ign: rp name: race: contact Thumril Grandaxe (Floppetlappeting) to get your uniform (Pm D3F4LT#4284 on discord for skin file) *to have a free house you gotta be active and keep contributing ores to the nation otherwise it will result into eviction.
  13. “Something stirs within the mountains Our beasts grow restless among the moons light Red eyes lurk among the bushes Great shadows on four legs stand upon the mountain tops” Uneasy mountain folk from the snowy hills of Urguan call upon capable dwarves to hunt a beast of unknown origin. Sighted about many small villages within the area, targeting wildlife and rarely villagers out at dark, the beast has left little more than large footprints and ruined corpses. A small militia was emassed to kill this beast, made up of capable men from the neighbouring villages, though all that survived from their first attempt was a young man of no more than fifty, with both arms torn off he didn’t live long enough to give any information on the beast. Now those that remain call upon the willing and brave of Urguan to rid them of this beast. (This is a player run eventline I’ll be doing for the dwarves, thought I’d try and chuck a bit of hype behind it) 6pm EST – This Saturday P.S You should +1
  14. - Velrak Yemarin - - Holy Command - - Preamble - No doubt the most defining part of dwed culture is our faith in da Brathmordakin. It influences our foreign policy, our livelihoods, and inspires us. But a problem we face now is a slight lack of organization, where we do not know who believes and what they believe within Urguan. This lack of organization has led to many problems, and the clergy has decided that not only will increased organization allow us to make sure beliefs are homogenous throughout Urguan, but also give the faithful a way to interact in da Kirkja Dverga. - Action - In order to solve this problem, da Kirkja Dverga has set out to design a ceremony in which the believer may profess their faith in da Brathmordakin, bringing the faithful closer in understanding relationship with da Brathmordakin as well as allowing da Kirkja Dverga to take note of who in Urguan has a good understanding. In order to take place in the ceremony, one must fulfill certain requirements: Proven a basic understanding of da Brathmordakin with a Priest. Willing to do the ceremony of their own accord, not forced to by another. Old enough to be mentally mature, 60 years for a dwarf. - Procedure - The faithful is to be invited to a shrine to da Brathmordakin. Any family who would wish to attend may do so. The faithful is to pledge their faith in the Brathmordakin, and to promise to live a life so that their soul is in balance, exactly as Yemekar had intended. To reject the ambition of Khorvad and to put Yemekar’s creation first. “I humbly offer my faith to the Brathmordakin, led by the All-Maker and Forge-Father Yemekar, who on the Ruhn-Anvil forged all souls and all lands, and to live a life of balance just as Yemekar intended for his creation. I reject all heresy and temptations of Khorvad, and swear to live as Yemekar designed for my soul.” The faithful must add to the end of this pledge a few words of their own design, regarding how they believe they will do service to the Brathmordakin, be it as an artist, smith, or warrior. Ex: “I will honor Yemekar through my craftsmanship and creation, and with divine inspiration will I forge great works.” Ex: “I will honor Armakak in my work, and bring great wealth and prosperity to my people through fair trade.” If both announcements of faith and service to the Brathmordakin are done properly as deemed by the priest, the priest is to give a blessing in the name of da Brathmordakin. Part of the blessing is the same throughout all ceremonies, while part of it must be made by the priest in reflection of the words of the faithful. After blessing is given, the priest offers a Ring of the Faithful, and the ceremony is complete. All of these actions are to occur in the name of Da Kirkja Dverga and da Brathmordakin which it serves. Norli Starbreaker High Preceptor of Da Kirkja Dverga
  15. The Ironguts The Ironguts are the longest living clan amongst the Dwedmar, being true Cave Dwarves at heart. Since the reign of Urguan, many Ironguts have held influential and vital roles, including Kings, Lords, and some even among the Order of Ascended. With these positions, the Ironguts have helped shape the world we see now. Through the forging of great weapons,the spelunking of cavernous ruins, and delving deep into the arcane, the Ironguts have been highly regarded among the Dwedmar. Ancient History of the Clan Modern History of the Clan Clan Government and Laws > The majority of decisions are made by the Clan Father, who solely holds the responsibility to lead the Clan. The Clan Father, chosen by a majority vote by the Elders of the clan, should represent the beliefs of the Clan. It is very rare, if ever, that a Clan Father is removed by the Elders. His word is the final say in matters > Elders of the Clan are elected by the Clan members themselves by popular vote. Elders are responsible for leading the clan members in place of the Clan Father is he cannot be there. > Elders are to reflect the Clan tenets directly onto the Clan members and beardlings. They also handle the initiation and teaching of magic to beardlings in the Clan. Clan Culture Forging of Weapons A tradition where those with the skills to use the Forge will often forge personal weapons. These weapons are a symbol of the Clansman's style of fighting and often have a symbol of the creator upon them somewhere, identifying them as that specific person. Many famous weapons are under possession of the clan, for example the famed blade of Dwain I Irongut, Mourgil, which is now in the hands of Balek Irongut. Beard Braiding Just having a simple beard is not enough for the Ironguts. The Clansmen can often be seen with braids in their beards. These can be as simple as forking the beard in two or as complex as weaving it into an intricate braid, some even weaving in gems, or adding rings of metal. The clan members grow their beards long and are careful not to burn them in the forge or get torn in battle. Magic Ironguts are known users of magic,and the only Dwarven Clan capable of learning Void Magic. Any member of the clan has the right to learn magic, so long as the member can follow the Clan rules. Those inclined to learn should first speak with an Elder in order to begin training. All apprentices are expected to be patient during the process of learning, as it is not a simple one. Magic is considered a sacred tradition within the Ironguts. Clan Crest The Ironguts often adorn a crest composed of a mug of ale and a sword to show that it was sent from an Irongut. We take pride in being Ironguts and won’t hesitate if we get a chance to show it! Clan Banners The Ironguts have always used their banners to mark their homes and Clan halls in the past. The banner is composed of our Clan crest and our Clan colors, silver and blue Clan Diplomacy Clan Ireheart: Friendly Clan Grandaxe: Friendly Clan Doomforge: Neutral Clan Frostbeard: Hostile Clan Irongrinder: Neutral Clan Goldhand: Neutral Clan Treebeard: Neutral Clan Starbreaker: Neutral Clan Silvervein: Friendly Clan Hammerforged: Neutral Records of the Ironguts ((Family Tree: https://www.familyecho.com/?p=JBMRI&c=3rihhyqbxa&f=118731965149584681)) Clan Father: Dimlin Irongut (Beamon4) Clan Elders: Bolgnir Irongut(Tide1) Dwain II Irongut (Hiebe) Balek Irongut(Hobolympic) Clan Members: Tharggus Irongut (Tharggus) Balek Irongut (Hobolympic) Yeulf Irongut (IronGroot) Dorin Irongut (DarthArkous) Bolgnir Irongut (Tidemanno) Alfy Irongut(littleyoshy) Sharr Irongut (lordbobby123) Grandour Irongut(SaltyStormJakob) Ulhor Irongut(BlackDwarvenFire) Yor Irongut(punni_boi) Robin Irongut(Pilantos311) Beardlings: Hall of the Deceased: Deceased: Thordon Irongut ((Jordan1921)) Thrym Sliverfist ((NoobCrafert14)) Nurrak Irongut ((Destroyer_Bravo)) Kara Irongut ((skippyoak)) Gamil Irongut ((Unknown)) Belin Irongut ((Skinner541)) Isabelle Irongut ((Unknown)) Whurgar Irongut ((Owl_7)) Theor Irongut ((Blob9000)) Balin Irongut ((darkjames)) Thak Irongut ((GavinTheViking)) Ore'zy Irongut ((lawlmansayshi)) Fariken Irongut((30326)) Rehki Irongut ((bov61)) Smalltoe Irongut ((Musboris)) Nozagen Irongut ((Bov61)) Lilum Irongut ((KarmaDelta)) Chase Irongut((Dtrik)) Goroth Irongut((30326)) Dun Irongut ((blackhawk77g)) Skippy Irongut (skippy369) Honored Dead: Hiebe Irongut ((Hiebe)) Belin Irongut ((Skinner541)) Darius Irongut ((Blackhawk77g)) Phelrin Irongut ((ChAnKoEr)) Susan Irongut ((ABoyNamedSue)) Algrim Irongut ((Isemburt)) Draco Irongut ((RP)) Dwain Irongut ((RP)) Grungron Irongut(James27049) Missing (Previous list purged): Beardling Yurvo (MonkeyFaceGamer) Thorgrim Irongut (irDusk) Kilgrim Irongut (Kilgrim_) Gauldrim Irongut ((Redbench)) Banished: Mili Irongut ((Leland22)) Grimloth Irongut ((jakesimonson)) Tortek Silverfist ((Axmaynard)) Bofauk Irongut ((lawlmansayshi)) Duregar Irongut ((ww2buff99) Sili Irongut ((Leland22)) Aengoth Irongut ((Aengoth)) Uldar Irongut ((Tirenas)) Clan Tenets In-character 1. Respect your elders. Respect those who are older than you. You represent our clan and your actions, good or bad, affect us all. 2. Loyalty to your clan above all else. 3. Help your clansmen when you can. Don't abandon each other in fights, however hard it might be. Out-of-character 1. Your Irongut character should be your main character. 2. If you're an Irongut and you betray the clan, your character, if killed by an Irongut, is perma-dead. 3. Separate RP from OOC, we’re all friends here. Proving of the Lineage (Application) (Copy the below and paste to use) [ MC Name: ] What is your name? Where do you live? What are your primary skills? Short biography (5+ sentences): How are you related to the Irongut Clan? (See family tree, don't create your own father or mother unless you PM the Clan Father): Do you swear loyalty to the Irongut Clan?: OOC Do you agree to follow all the rules of the Irongut Clan? Discord ID? (optional, you can also send it through PM if required)
  16. “Yemekar gave the dwarves lands and the ability to work them, Anbella gave us the wisdom to know how to do it to benefit others.” Under Yemekar’s Blessing, Under Anbella’s Guidance. This Guild looks for the wellbeing of the Dwarven Kind, it’s purpose is simple, feed the mouths of the Dwarves under the mountain. It is lead by those who seek to help, whose leadership is not based on how much mina lay in their pocket or how many foes have they downed in combat. It is lead by those who wish to praise Anbella and Yemekar for their creation. Anyone that proves wishes to prove themselves useful. Those in the Tira Eron Anym care not for tittles, for they see each dwarf as an equal. (Except Heretics) Philosophy: Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, constantly stand in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes. In the earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank. In Oren, we have patricians, knights, plebeians, slaves. We find feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations. The bourgeois society that has sprouted in places like Sutica or Llyria from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones. This is why we, the Farmer’s Guild Union don’t believe in personal possessions and work for the benefit of our society as a whole. Ranks: Farmer: This rank is given to the “head” of the guild, he is in charge of organizing the guild’s affairs and representing it in case it is called by the Rikkin Council or the Under-King. The dwed holding this rank is also in charge of bringing down the supplies to Kal’Varoth. Farmhand: This is the rank of every member of the guild, everyone is equal in the eyes of The Forge Father and the Hearth Mother. They focus on working the lands and being their best selves when Arts: Dwarves are known for their big appetite, it would be unlike a dwarven institution if they focused on feeding them with vegetables and grains, the members of the Tira Eron Anym bring a balanced diet to their brothers and sisters. Tillers: The dwarves focused on the art of growing the foods from the lands are known as master Tillers, they are often the most hard-working and productive of the guild, given the grounds of the Brathmordakin provide for bountiful harvests. Shepherds: There are two types of shepherds in dwarven culture, those who tend to the livestock of the Kingdom on top of the Mountains and those who take care of the Kingdom’s treasured Mooshrooms. They are in charge of keeping the rams, horses and other animals providing not only their products but their meats aswell. Bakers: Bakers are known for their love for food, they are often found in their dwellings spending their lives by the ovens, the hearths, and the stone grills, trying to make their brothers and sisters bellies happy. Fishers: One can often find a dwarf sitting with a pipe along the riverbanks or around the underground lagoons, these are the dwarven fisherman, in charge of bringing the bountiful feasts of the rivers and lakes to their brothers and sisters they work all day with no fear of getting their feet and hands wet. Foragers: These are often known as jacks-of-all-trades, they know a bit about every art and focus on the uses of plants and animal products that don’t feed the people but might still prove useful. They are often seen as healers and wise botanists for this. Comrades, if you seek to join our guild, our movement, seek Thorin Treebeard (SoulReapingWolf) and ready your Sickles!
  17. The Arcas Cosmology Guild Purpose There is never a short supply for knowledge and always a yearning from every new generation to gain something more than the last. The proposition of this guild is to gain and spread awareness of why the sky looks the way it does, the placement of the stars, the composition of stars, celestial bodies and what lays in the Great Beyond. Roles President: The President or Spokesperson for our guild will be managing communications with all branches and groups. They will be in charge of approving documents, agreements, projects, and general discourse of the guild. This role cannot be applied for, rather you will need to send bird to the Chairman and request an interview, and will be chosen carefully by the Council and Chairman. Council: Council members will oversee the advancements and production of the research division in addition to just discussing how things are overall going. Council members can vote for or against things the Chairman and President set in motion. These members will be personally picked by the Chairman and cannot be applied for. You must first apply for a different role and participate in the Guild to be considered for the Council. Branch Leader: Leaders or representatives of each nation, settlement, duchy and or wherever are invited to submit applications to the guild and if accepted, after interview, will be in charge of commanding the branch of their race, nation, or specific settlement. This includes sending important scientific data to the research division, President and overseeing smaller projects involved within their branch. Head of Research: The Head of Research will be regarded as the guild’s most knowledgeable scientist and will run multiple divisions of the guild including: Cosmology, Chemistry, Mechanical, and Geography. This role must be applied for, interviewed, and provide evidence of their ability to lead, guide, teach, and conduct scientific studies. Head Tinkerer: This role, which must be applied and interviewed for, will help develop equipment for both the scientific divisions and to be sold to the people of Arcas. Researcher: The researchers will serve directly under the Head of Research and Branch Leaders. You will be out in the field observing and collecting data or working whatever projects are being carried out. Beneficiary: If you are interested in the publishments of our guild and would like to donate mina, labor, or access to private land please send bird to me and you will be given the honorary Beneficiary role. In addition, you will also be gifted a unique telescope and monthly updates on our projects and discoveries. Member: Want to scout locations, send data, or provide help to our guild? Ask to become a member and you will be given tasks by researchers or branch leaders to fulfill. In addition you will be provided a copy of the monthly journal sent out. Star-Gazer: Are you interested in the stargazing events that will be held? Please ask for the Star-Gazer role and you will be updated on when and where they take place. Events On top of having weekly to bi-weekly meetings this guild will host numerous scientific lectures, debates, tours of the Astronomy tower, and stargazing trips to various locations. All are welcome to join in whether for fun, a learning experience, or to contribute. Meeting Locations Currently, a tower where the epicenter of our guilds activity will be is being finalized and constructed. While we will meet there, specific locations will be disclosed to members of every branch and division on where to meet in the meantime. These locations will be decided by branch leaders and or beneficiaries who wish to host the guild. In addition, said locations will be used alongside the Astronomy tower. Application OOC Information MC IGN: Discord: Timezone: RP Information Persona Name: Race: Gender: Age: Desired Role: [Optional] Specification: (If you are applying for the researcher role please specify which division you’d like to enter [cosmology, chemistry, mechanical, or geography.])
  18. The Under-Realm River of Kismet Location: The Under-Realm River of Kismet is a peculiar underground river deep within the mines of Kal’Varoth, the capital city of the Under-Realm of Urguan. It lies at the end of a long series of cave systems. One could reach the river without much trouble if equipped with proper cave traversal equipment and a proper amount of provisions. Geography: The trek to the river begins at the entrance to the mines in Kal’Varoth. At first, the mines are heavily worked, with various mining tools being scattered about the cave. Deeper in the cave, dwarven work become scarcer and scarcer until reaching the breach leading towards the Under-Realm River of Kismet. Once on the path to the river, untouched cave passageways and chambers bring whoever wanders them deeper and deeper underground. Gemstones and ores are abundant, and shine brilliant colors off the light of an explorer’s torch. Further down, a silvery moss begins covering a single long passageway. The moss holds no special properties in and of itself, but nutrients within the moss give hallucinogenic effects to whoever touches the flowers blooming from the moss, pszichedelikus virag. The jade colored flowers, pszichedelikus virag, give off a slight glow and induce intense hallucinogenic effects onto anyone who makes direct skin contact anywhere on the flower. All five senses are dramatically altered for a time dependent on how long one makes direct skin contact with the flowers. Effects on Afflicted Dependent on Time 1-4 seconds: Intense hallucinogenic effects, the afflicted’s senses are all dramatically altered. Paranoia, feeling of invulnerability, and deep retrospection are typical during the experience. The experience is manageable by oneself, albeit very hard. Being assisted by someone else will likely aid the health of the afflicted. Effects will last around twelve hours, and the afflicted will feel normal after about sixteen hours. 5-10 seconds: Heightened hallucinogenic effects, the afflicted’s senses are severely impaired. They will likely be unable to function on their own for at least a day. If not monitored, it is likely the afflicted will accidentally harm and/or kill themselves. The effects will dissipate after a day, but it will take three days for the afflicted to feel normal once again. “Afterglow” effects occur after the initial days time is up, affecting one sense at a time. An afterglow could be as harmless as smelling food that is not there to feeling like you are burning alive despite being physically normal. 10+ seconds: The afflicted will experience severe hallucinogenic effects that almost entirely alter their sense of reality. Manic behavior is certain as the afflicted will be completely out of touch with what is and isn’t reality. After about three hours, the afflicted will suffer a brain aneurysm and die. Geography cont.: Picking the flowers from the moss will kill the flower immediately, as they cannot be separated from the moss; however, they can be transported assuming the moss it is growing off of is still alive. If the flower is dead, only minor hallucinogenic effects, similar to making contact with the flower for one to four seconds, will occur regardless of how long contact is made. The buds that have yet to bloom are entirely harmless to touch. The river itself is at the apparent end to the passageway, and it flows from the right wall downwards to the left. Darkness covers both the right and left as well as across. Any attempts to traverse the river will be met with an increase in the current speed to the point where one cannot possibly swim in it. The water is around twenty feet deep. If contact is made with the water, no matter what or where, the one who made contact will be unable to break free, and they will be swept down the river by a sudden burst in the current’s speed. Civilization: There are no civilizations evident at all in this area. History: Not much is currently understood of the cave system leading up to the river. The companion post in the spoiler sheds some light on its discovery and the initial expedition, but nothing is evident from its exploration thus far. *wink* Purpose: The purpose of this world lore is to introduce the beginning of a (hopefully) long series of areas I hope to create for the dwarves of Arcas. This area is not purposed to be a one-off event area, but an interesting place to explore and build in. Creating a common story around this area and future areas will provide a meaningful, entertaining story for players, even non-dwarves if they want to show up. The area is meant to have a consistent purpose, rather than a mob pool and RP item hand out. Players will able to interact in this area by building in the larger chambers, and exploring the passageway down to the river. Interaction with the flowers has the potential for an enjoyable RP experience, and further interaction with the cave itself. This does and will not interfere with any canon present on LotC as this is a completely original idea to the best of my knowledge, and does not involve other pieces aside from the standard dwarven lore.
  19. “Mer’azunnoth thas’kaznok, da Urguan’kadan ath ayna othok! Olkodran var’nazka karen’kladianmar!” (Beware my enemy, the sons of Urguan are upon you! Nothing will break our shields!) The Iron Guard of Kal’Varoth The Iron Guard of Kal’Varoth is the successor guild to the Ironbreakers of yore, acting as an independent organization following the second military reformation of the Underrealms. Beholden only to their Marshall and their Lord Commander, the Iron Guard inherit the legacy of Urguan’s heavily armored defenders. Putting their emphasis on discipline, tactics, and a strong command structure, they hold the line against the Underrealm’s foes. Forming an indomitable shieldwall of iron and steel. Their two primary duties on the battlefield are holding the position granted to them no matter the staggering costs, and pinning enemy formations so they might be flanked. Off the battlefield, they serve as the primary police force of the inner city, where their ability to take a beating, coupled with their more...Level-headed nature in comparison to the marauders, makes them ideal for enforcing law and order. In short, they are the successors to Dungrimm’s Legion, which has undergone reorganization following a decentralization of the Legion. The Iron-Guard of Kal’Varoth was founded by, and currently led by former lieutenant, Jorvin Starbreaker. Essential Ranks; Ranks that are required at all times to be filled. Lord Commander (Thrumm’velerakian) The highest rank within the Guard. The Lord Commander serves as both the primary field-commander of the Guard, but also the chief representative of the Iron Guard on the War Council. The Lord Commander is not a rank earned only through honor (Though to be honorable is certainly a requirement) but he must also possess an understanding of general strategy, and logistics. Lieutenant (Barel’rikkin) Serving as the hands of the Lord Commander, both on and off the battlefield. Lieutenants are the boots on the ground, fighting as commanding officers in the shieldwall and making the quick decisions the Lord Commander is not present for. Ironbreaker (Khro’nazkarumm) Senior soldiers of the Iron Guard, having served at least a decade as an Ironguard. It is the Ironbreakers who the Commanders relies upon to be unwavering, and to never retreat in the face of overwhelming odds unless the order is given. Ironguard (Khron’akvel) A full-fledged rank and file soldier of the Iron Guard. Clad in Black Ferrum armor, sporting a spear, sidearm (Often a short sword or war-axe) and a tower shield. The most numerous rank. New Blood (Cast’ardol) A fresh recruit often homeless and clanless, yet to prove themselves. The ‘Grunt’ rank of the Iron Guard, armed with simply a blade and round-shield. Secondary Ranks; Ranks whose duties may be performed by commanding officers in the event there are not enough Guards to perform these tasks. Quartermaster (Ironguard or higher) The one in charge of procuring, and maintaining the arms and armor of the Guard. It is the duty of the Quartermaster to ensure all members of the guard are well provisioned with weapons, a full suit of armor, and at least a week’s rations. Watch-Captain (Ironbreaker or higher) The most experienced of Law-Enforcers in the Guard, tasked with ensuring regular patrols are conducted within the designated area, that the laws of Urguan are followed to the letter among the Guard, and enforcing a high standard of honor and professionality among the guard.. More importantly the Watch-Captain is tasked with maintaining order and discipline in the Guard, and dealing out punishments should the rules be disregarded. These punishments may range from demotion towards in the most extreme cases, execution of deserters. The most extreme punishments however require approval from a commanding officer. Artillery Sergeant (Lieutenant or higher) The one tasked with training the Guard on the construction, maintenance, and usage of artillery pieces, as this is often information the common infantrymen lacks. On the field of battle if he is not busy in the shield-wall, he will be tasked with commanding an artillery battery. Standard Bearer (Any) Among the most important, yet dangerous jobs is that of the standard bearer. It is he who carries the flag of Urguan into battle and ensuring it never fall into enemy hands. The Standard Bearer works to direct soldiers on the field with his flag, ensuring no contingents of the war-party end up lost. Perks and benefits Free sleeping quarters and storage within the barracks of Kal’Varoth Tax-cut of fifty percent, meaning should a member of the Guard own property, they need only pay half the normal amount. Should the member of the Guard be grievously wounded in battle, he shall be compensated of a sum ranging from 100-400 minas, depending on the extent of his injury. A member of the Guard may use his armor and weapons in whatever manner they wish after it has been provided for them. However, should a suit be lost, they will only be provided 1. Kit per stone week. Duties and Code of Conduct; Tasks consist of the duties required every Iron Guard, with promotions and demotions based on how well, or poorly these tasks are performed. Patrol Duty. The Iron Guard are tasked with ensuring both the Inner-City of Kal’Varoth, and the Underways remain cleared of hostiles and illegal activities. This includes checking on passersby to ensure all is well. Any complaints should be noted and promptly investigated by one or more on-duty Iron Guards. Surface checks. Similar to the above, the Iron Guard may at times, be tasked with patrolling Urguanite lands above ground, this includes the Hefrumm Village and nearby road systems. Let it be noted that should activity be sighted alone the road, the reporting Guard is to seek the support of another guardsmen before dealing with any bandits. The only exception of this is if a life is in danger, at which point the Guard is required to put themselves between the attacker and victim without hesitation. Gate Duty. Every member of the Iron Guard, including the command-strata are not only encouraged but expected to take gate duty upon themselves, to ensure at all times the inner city remains secure. Construction. Should the nation undertake vast projects, it is the duty of the Iron Guard to offer their assistance, be it in the actual building, or in obtaining the resources to do so. The Code of Conduct is a general series of guidelines and rules on how one must behave when on-duty as a member of the Guard, as their behavior while in armor reflects upon the collective honor of the Guard. Honor At all times, a member of the Iron Guard is a gentlemen, first and foremost. He must conduct himself dutifully, lending aid to any Dwarf who require it, and do so without audible complaint. Discipline The task given to the Iron Guard in battle is simple, and it is one they must follow until their deaths. As a wall of iron, they are the vanguard, the first to hold back enemy hordes, only retreating when a general fall-back is announced, and only doing so until all other forces have left the field safely. Loyalty While a member of the Guard may in private, question the orders of his commanding officer, he must not do so while in the field. An Iron Guard is expected to follow their orders without complaint, and to do so in public is a punishable offense. Secondly, upon assuming a senior rank (Ironbreaker or above) an Iron Guard is expected to swear an oath of loyalty, not to the King or council, but the Articles of Urguan, and the principals the Underrealm was founded on. Sacrifice Above all other things, the Iron Guard are true sons and daughters of Urguan. As such, it is to them that falls the sacred task of protecting Urguan’s folk from internal and external threats alike. Be it eldritch demon, lusted for the blood of descendants, or rebellious dwed who threaten to unmake all that we have bled for. The Shieldwall will not break, and if we are to die, we will die standing. ' “Oz’kazak khor’nerroth’akveluron! Keznol’Brathmordakin mer’ulro Khazadmar!” (To war Guardians of the Deep-Realm! Ancestor Gods be with us!) Formations Vel - Vertical line. - Formation always has the leader in front - Line must not pass leader or break form during march - Not default stance when inactive Dree Vel - Multiple vertical lines. - Formation always has the leader in front - Line must not pass leader or break form during march - May be default stance when inactive if numbers exceed 8 soldiers - Continues going down in rows to accompany all soldiers Aemiz - Horizontal line - Formation always has the leader in front - Row will not be used during march - Default stance when inactive if number is less than 8 soldiers Tekom - Formation has leader in the center - Important individuals will be hosted on the inside - Line must not pass leader or break form during march - Rarely used during march due to difficulty to maintain - Not default stance when inactive Khain’ohin - Half-ring formation - Leader stands in the center of the primary line, one or more Dwed on each of his flanks - Remaining troops take position on either side of the center, to surround the center party in a broken ring - Used when communicating with a second armed party, to ensure that they are surrounded should they become hostile Application RP Name: MC Name: Race/Subrace: Discord name and number: Have you served in previous Dwarven militaries? If so, which: (You may be entitled to skip the ‘New-Blood’ rank, proceeding directly to Iron-Guard or Ironbreaker) Report to either Lord Commander Jorvin Starbreaker (DixieDemolisher/Seo#0650) or Grand Marshall Gimli Grandaxe (Dwarven Daddy/Lt. Big M.#4933) for your uniform/skin
  20. Metagame any of this and you’re gonna catch this hammer, boi “Understand this, I will not be like all those Clan Fathers before me who gave up, I would sooner die. That is where I differ from my father, I will break before I bend.” Jorvin Starbreaker [ Basic Information ] [Name] Common: Jorvin ‘Kazrinsson’ Starbreaker Dwarven: Yorrvin ‘Kazrinkadan’ Kornazkarumm [Race] Cavern Dwarf [Date of Birth] 5th of the Deep Cold, 1645 [Gender] Male [Sexuality] Bisexual (female leaning) [Affiliation] Kingdom of Kaz’Ulrah (until 1692) Kingdom of Agnarum (1692-1707) Underrealms of Urguan (1707-Current) Dwarven Clergy (Briefly) [Political Affiliation] Confederate (1692-1707) Neo-Urguanite (1707-1717) Neo-Confederate (1717-Current) [Religious Affiliation] Brathmordakin (Dwarven Religion) [Favored Gods] Yemekar Dungrimm [ Traits ] [Health] Stressed: This character finds the burden of work and life almost too much to handle. Scarred: Old wounds have left this character visibly scarred. [Genetic] Strong: This character was lucky enough to be born with above-average strength. [Non-Inherited] Brawny: Through vigorous training, this character possesses a rather muscular physique. [Lifestyle] Scholar: This character is well-read, possibly even preferring the company of books to people. [Positive] Chaste: This character is neither all too experienced, nor all too concerned with sexual matters. Diligent: This character possesses a strong sense of duty. [Negative] Envious: This character is prone to seething jealousy. Greedy: This character is known for hoarding wealth. Wrothful: This character is known for having an extremely poor temperament at times. [Other] Ambitious: This character desires to be in a high position of power. Cynical: This character is known to have a cynical, somewhat unpleasant view on life. Stubborn: Once this character is committed to a course of action, it is nearly impossible to convince them otherwise. [Leadership] Aggressive Leader: This character is known for having a very aggressive, and confrontational style of leadership. Heavy Infantry Leader: This character knows the value of armor, and makes frequent use of heavily armored infantry. [ Inventory ] [Primary Weapons] (Max One) Enchanted Warhammer (One Handed) Forged by the late Stromnikar Starbreaker, this weapon was granted to Jorvin after his ascension to Clan Father, and enchanted shortly after. It possesses electrical and telekinetic enchantments which, if allowed to muster a full charge, can be unleashed to devastating effect. Starbreaker Heavy Warhammer (One/Two Handed) A larger, heavier, non-enchanted variant of the above weapon roughly the length of a Dwarven sword. Forged from Black Ferrum, it possesses a crowbeak on the back of the hammer-head. Dwarven Spear (One/Two Handed) A simple yet dangerous weapon often used during Legion duties, it stands at six feet, and while not intended to be thrown it can be used to great effect when paired with a shield. Steel Bearded Axe (Two Handed) Occasionally carried into battle in place of a hammer, sacrificing weight for speed. While not nearly as effective against armored targets, against unarmored, or lightly armored foes, its raw cutting power makes it more than lethal enough. [Secondary Weapons] (Max Two) Steel Seax (One Handed) A long, single edged bone-hilted knife often tucked at around the back of Jorvin’s belt. Steel War-Axe (One Handed) Often used when carrying a spear into battle, due to the possibility of said spear breaking during combat. Hung around the side of Jorvin’s belt in a leather ‘holster’. Slayersteel Dagger (One Handed) Occasionally carried instead of a steel seax, in situations where encountering less than wholesome entities is a possibility. [Off-Hand] (Max One) Dwarven Heater Shield A heavy, legion-issue shield, primarily designed to form an unbreakable shield wall, but still plenty effective in single combat. Steel Round Shield Smaller than the heater shield, but capable of taking just as much punishment. Favored in single combat. [Satchel Contents] Rations Jerky and hardtack, enough to last a single man several days, but no longer than a week at maximum. Canteen Metal canteen containing a day’s worth of clean water. Flask Metal flask containing a day’s worth of alcohol, usually mead. War Horn Encase of attack, a horn is tucked into the satchel, when blown it can be heard for roughly forty stones. Fire-starter Encase it is needed to ward off the cold, or boil water within the canteen to make it drinkable. Bandages Encase of injury and that medical assistance is not immediately available, the satchel contains a roll of bandages for covering wounds. [Armor] (Max One) Urguanite Officer’s Uniform Standard issue steel plate armor of Urguan’s Legion, complete with a bright orange cloak, encase you had any doubts to the country of origin. Starbreaker Plate Armor Black-Plate Armor specific to Clan Starbreaker, bearing the clan sigil of three stars and an anvil upon the chestplate. [ History ] Early Life Born during the golden age of Kaz’Ulrah in the early Atlasian period, Jorvin is the son of famed High Remembrancer, Kazrin Starbreaker, and the fiery tempered Maeven Blackhammer, a captain of note within the Vanguard of Kaz’Ulrah. The eldest of three children, (the other two being Ketlin, and Azdal) he was relied upon to watch over his siblings from an early age, and as such, developed to be quite protective of them, even if he was often resentful for the attention received by his younger siblings from their parents. As is often the case, opposites attract, but seldom last for long. This fact would prove especially true in the case of Jorvin’s parents, who separated shortly after the boy’s sixteenth birthday. Ketlin remained with their father, who as one often busy with his work, sent her away to further her education under Draugrite scholars, Azdal too remained with Kazrin, but left to forge his own destiny at the age of eighteen. Jorvin however would remain with their mother as deemed by the court, shedding the name Starbreaker along with his mother. Years passed, and with the passage of time, Jorvin aged. He would find himself the voice of caution to his mother’s temper, and in return she would educate him to the best of her ability. Try as she might, the boy would gravitate towards those interests associated with his paternal clan, particularly scholarly work much to her distress. Despite this, his mother’s influence was apparent, and even as a boy he would adopt a dutiful nature, though he believed himself too weak to serve on the battlefield, and took to the mines instead, in his own words ‘to serve my king’. Jorvin’s professions such in nature, until the traumatic ‘Third Atlas Coalition War’ shook the continent. Three months before Jorvin’s fortieth birthday and coming of age, his mother marched to the defense of Norland with the rest of the Coalition’s forces, and in the aftermath of the sweeping Imperial victory there, she was never seen again, assumed dead. Jorvin came of age alone and angry, until returning to the only other family he knew. In a short while, after two and a half decades, he would return to his father, among the last of the Starbreakers, and would retake the family name, joining his clan once more. No longer alone, but still most certainly angry, the Starbreaker enlisted in the Vanguard the day after news of San’Kala’s fall reached the Crownhold. Knowing they would be next, Ulrahite leadership buckled down, and prepared for the long and bloody siege, which would leave Kal’Tarak a burning ruin. Jorvin would be severely wounded during the fighting, for no warrior was he, and only by taking shelter in the abandoned prison of Kal’Tarak would he survive the final stand made by the Coalition within King Thoak’s throne room. Being among the few ‘soldiers’ to survive the battle, he would charge himself with the task of aiding the refugees of the city in their escape. Marching across Imperial territory for thirty days (all the while beset by Imperials and bandits) the survivors would eventually make it to Kal’Azgaryum, once mortal enemies of Kaz’Ulrah, now the only remaining free-hold of the Dwarves in Atlas, save the Urguanite remnant of Az’Adar. Hunting the Cult, and ascension to Clan Father Among all refugees from Kaz’Ulrah, it was perhaps the Starbreakers who had the easiest time adjusting to life in Agnarum, as not only was Kazrin Starbreaker a figure respected for his neutrality, it was also that several of their number had already taken residence there. Jorvin, ashamed over his failure during the battle soon swore an oath to protect his fellow refugees to the best of his ability, and enlisted in Dungrimm’s Legion to aid in the transition. The young Starbreaker showed promise, and through rigorous training both with, and without the Legion, he would slowly but surely mold himself into a soldier. The Grand Marshall at the time Dain Metalfist saw potential in Jorvin, and soon deemed him as his personal guard, a respected position among his fellow Legionaires. This remained the status quo for some time, until somehow, the reputation of the Starbreakers waned. The actions of Torkan Starbreaker, his uncle and a suspected cultist, soon began to cast the clan in a poor light, meanwhile his father Kazrin, once highly respected, was soon a suspect for treason when it came to light that the Frostbeards, enemies of Agnarum, possessed a mole within the Council of Rikkin. This, further compounded with his refusal to sign the Frostbeard Extermination Act, caused the elderly Starbreaker to retire in favor of his son, who in the span of a single night found himself propelled from beardling, to Lord of Gotrek’s line. For a time, Jorvin floundered, unsure of himself and certainly unprepared to lead an Elder Clan. This was made all the worse by the corrupting influence of Torkan, whom Jorvin discovered to be a cultist of Khorvad, the Dwarven God of Darkness and Ambition. Unable to prove his uncle’s guilt to anyone but himself, the young Starbreaker was wrought with self-doubt and paranoia which threatened to break his spirit. This was prevented however, by the sudden friendship that formed between the young Legionaire and his commanding officers, the father-and-son duo, Dain and Gimli Metalfist. In these dark times, the Metalfists would prove to be steadfast friends and allies, especially once Jorvin’s father, Kazrin had vanished. Jorvin’s resolve grew, just in time for ‘The War Against September’. Fighting in the vanguard of Descendant lines in the Dwarven Shieldwall, the Starbreaker would personally fell a Minotaur as it broke through Dwarven lines, restoring his confidence and proving the young Starbreaker to be a formidable warrior. In the face of renewed investigation by Jorvin, Torkan vanished without a trace, taking his eldest children with him, and leaving only the young Karvek and Lulubelle in Jorvin’s care. Unbeknownst to Jorvin, Torkan would flee to Mynebor, where he would convince Balrog Ironkiln, a Starbreaker bastard and Lord of Mynebor, to take to Khorvadic worship. Within five years, all of Mynebor would be under Khorvad’s dominion, a fact discovered by Clan Ireheart who, during a raid against them, unearthed a hellish temple buried deep in Mynebor’s mines. With this information discovered, the Azgarymos Dwarves rallied for war, but were delayed by most troubling of news…. The Battle of the Bridge, and Serrimor The coming of the Vaeyl and their minions became known to the Dwarves when cold winds from the south swept over the mountain range separating Agnarum from the wastelands. The winter would be harsh, lasting well into the spring, and when it finally did end, it would become apparent to the Dwarves something unholy was at stake. Volunteering to discover what foulness had beset the Wastelands, Jorvin, along with Gimli Metalfist, and a party of fifty Dwarven rangers, left Agnarum during the height of summer. The Dwarves would make for the ice wall, three hundred miles south of Agnarum. To their unease, they would find that many cities south of Agnarum laid abandoned, with only Fenn and Haense still supporting a determined population that refused to move. Any further south, only the remnants of what once was would remain, abandoned cities and villages were the norm along the coast, but further in-land, they would be met with graver horrors. In one instance, the house of a farmer, with signs that told the gruesome tale of how one man had resorted to cannibalism to survive the winter, devouring his children. Another incident occurred a hundred miles south of that, where an abandoned fortress belonging to the Strigae (vampires) was discovered frozen over, its occupants thankfully vacant, but still populated by the bones of their victims. Still, the Dwarves pressed on, and eventually determined the source of the encroaching winter to be a fortress built along the wall. Jorvin, Gimli, and their entourage would race home against the winter, discovering to their horror the wastes had begun to swallow the Haunted Forest on Agnarum’s eastern border. The King was warned, and preparations were made to seal the mountains, but not before the Dwarves took to the countryside, warning as many as they could of the impending threat. However, the plans would change. Originally intending to wait the winter out in the mountain hold, the Dwarves were called to battle by their ally of Aegrothrond, who made battle against the Vaeyl in cloud temple. Quickly the Dwarves rushed to war, and the following battles would prove brutal. The Vaeyl knights proved to be a formidable foe against the whole of the descendants, and the Dwarven host would soon be separated, Jorvin would remain among the King’s hosts, and would help command Agnarum’s forces during the steady retreat towards the gate which had opened in the Ice Wall. There, assembled once more, the Dwarven host would hold the front line against the Vaeyl atop an icy bridge, while the fleeing descendants battered down the gate, and broke through to the other side. The Descendants would find themselves in Serrimor, a snowy wastelands populated by the ruins of the Vaeyl, who still harried them even now, in the Dwarven camp however, there would be celebration for having survived the fall of Atlas. In that camp, in the frenzy of the moment, Jorvin had fallen for a clanless woman by the name of Elia, and though they would be separated after Serrimor, unbeknownst to Jorvin, their fling would result in the birth of two children, Lyni and Sif. Eventually, the descendants managed to repair the ships nestled in the port of Serrimor, and from there, they would flee to a new land… Enemies returned, and the Trial of Jorvin Starbreaker The Dwarves would enter Arcas and immediately set to work erecting their home. The city of Kal’Varoth was atop the ruins of an ancient hold deep in the Underways, with new life breathed into it by King Fimlin the Architect, and others. Here, the Starbreakers would settle into a hall built by Stromnikar Starbreaker, while Jorvin set to work, beginning the revival of the Elder Clan. While the pressure was immense, it was not without fruit, and soon the Starbreakers would prosper for the first time in nearly two centuries. Jorvin sat upon the council which declared the Restoration of Urguan as a nation. Shortly thereafter however, danger struck. Torkan had returned along with Balrog Ironkiln, and in a narrowly-avoided attack, had tried to take the King’s life. Jorvin arrived on scene as the two were carted off for interrogation, and there Torkan would finally admit his allegiance to Khorvad. With the one who had caused him so much grief finally brought to justice, Jorvin’s response was swift, severing Torkan’s head from his body. Ensuring Torkan would never return, his body was buried in three pieces, with the skull kept by Jorvin as a trophy, while the heart was sealed away within an aurum chest, and the body was burned. The Dwarves soon declared war upon Mynebor, now ruled by Balrog’s son, and Jorvin swore an oath to once and for all wipe out the treacherous line of bastard Starbreakers. In the holy war that followed, Jorvin oversaw the eradication of the Ironkiln line, and the destruction of the Myneborite capital of Kal’Khorvad. Unbeknownst to Jorvin, the remaining Ironkilns who weren’t slain in the battle fled, and took the name Steelforged, hiding in Urguan until eventually discovered, and forced to flee once more. In the aftermath of the war, Jorvin would develop a friendship with Atandt and Zahrer Irongrinder, Az’Adarite Dwarves who’d become highly influential in Urguanite politics, this coupled with the brief retirement of Gimli Metalfist (Now Gimli Grandaxe) caused Jorvin to drift further and further into the more traditionalist Urguanite circles. In the aftermath of Mynebor, tensions would rise in the Under-Realm as two of it’s founders, Jorvin Starbreaker, and Borin Grandaxe would become rivals. Borin, who detested Jorvin, and believed him to be a far poorer leader than his father, a close friend of the Grandaxe, began a relentless campaign of insults which nearly culminated into a conflict between the Starbreaker and Grandaxe clans, Borin’s own son, Thondil the Fool vandalized Jorvin’s merchant shop, and damaged his beard with tree-sap. This would be the straw that broke the camel’s back, and finally Jorvin would lodge a grudge against Borin which, to settle required either Borin or his son to meet him in the form of a duel. Thondil the Fool would insist he fight instead of his father, and so the boy only recently of age, met Jorvin in battle. The duel was quick, and would lead to Thondil’s death as the Grandaxe failed to block a blow from the crowbeak of Jorvin’s warhammer, rending open his throat in the process. In what was equal parts a final insult, but also a mercy kill, Jorvin brought his hammer down on the boy’s head as he bled out, killing him instantly, but also displaying a grotesque scene to the Grandaxes who came to watch the duel. Due to this, Jorvin would be dubbed a ‘Child-Killer’ by the Grandaxes, and Fili Grandaxe, at the time leader of the Dwarven Faith, would excommunicate Jorvin, and duel him to a standstill in the very same arena the next night. The affair was soon settled in court, with the Irongrinders swaying those who’d not already chosen a side, and the Grandaxes who were formally Metalfists threatening open rebellion if Jorvin was tried with treason, along with clan Ireheart, and several of the Frostbeards. Fili’s excommunication was lifted, and the Grandaxe was soon voted out by his own clergy. Celebration was had, and shortly after these events Fimlin Grandaxe stepped down as King, however, Jorvin’s loyalties would soon become divided as both Gimli Grandaxe, and Atandt Irongrinder would run for the Kingship… The Election and Three Month War WIP
  21. Tigergiri

    Faridir

    Using any information here in the game is classified as metagaming. Don't let me catch you 👀 ♡ Given name: Faridir Steelforge ♡Marriage name: N/a ♡Nicknames: The friendly, Little uruk, Mountain hou-zi, Scoundrel, scaredy dwed, Ferocious Elf, dark elf ♡ Race: Cave Dwarf ♡Gender: Female ♡Year of Birth: 1707 ♡Birthplace: Mynebor ♡Voice Reference: ♡ Build : 3ft, a tiny thing that is on the thiccer side. ♡Hair: Black straight hair hangs like a curtain. ♡Eyes: steel blue ♡ Scars: n/a ༶•┈┈⛧┈♛Personality♛┈⛧┈┈•༶ ♡ Alignment: Lawful evil “I believe what im doing is for the greater good of my people.” ♡ Political Alignment: Agasint the clergy dwarves ♡ Main Character Strength: Heart of steel ♡ Main Character Weakness: strives to make her father happy ♡ Religion: Khorvad and anbell ♡ Individual: she doesnt wish to be a sheep. She is a strong-willed ♡ Free Spirited: Faridir hates her caves, and wishes to interact with all ♡ steelheart: Too many people have wronged faridir she doesnt trust easily ♡ hardheaded: faridir doesn't like to be told no, or be given orders. ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* Goals   *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ ♡What is love? ♡ protect her papa, ♡ rebuild mynebor ♡ make friends ♡ Watch her kids get married ♡ Have a book written about her ♥Fears ♥ ♥Watching the death her family again♥ ♥nurra dying♥ ♥people coming after her♥ ✧༺♥༻∞Realtionships✧༺♥༻∞ ♡Marital Status: Na ♡Past lovers: Na ♡Parents: Karathor steelforge ♡Friends:Vaug’gorkil, imery, karathor, jurul, alexander, child gang, 。o°✥✤✣ Current Home(s)✣✤✥°o。 Luk’lor dor. Cave 2 **✿❀More info ❀✿** ♡Pets Nurra the chicken ♡ Languages : common, Dwarvish ♡Favourite Food: chicken dont tell nurra ♡Favourite Drink:the spicy whiskey im not allowed to have r ♡Favourite animal : bokolos ♡Favourite location: ….. Its gone. ♡Favourite activity: being a escape artist ♡Favourite flower: Foxglove ♡Favourite gem: ruk  ♡Favourite color: purple Quotes: “Do nae yer ever speak about me Papa lioke dae! ‘e is nae ‘eretic!” “Ha! Yer foolish dwed! callin aye armie on aye tiony dwed and her monkey friend!” “do yer everh t’ionk aye will find someone w’o s’all love my faults and me family? wit’out trying to burn me at dae stake?” “ k j
  22. “Though the night has darkened, and the forge has long since chilled, I do not despair Though sorrow has been wrought, and struggle lie ahead, I shan’t ever falter For as long as stars still adorn the sky above, and the rock does not give way beneath my feet The Line of Gotrek will endure, as we always have.” MUSIC The Starbreakers Kazamar Kornazkarumm Named from the title of their progenitor Gotrek ‘the Starbreaker’ the Starbreakers are an Elder Clan of Cavern Dwarves known for their history as some of the greatest smiths and scholars in Dwarven history. Distinguished by their skin color (or lack of) of light grey, their darker hair colors, and eye colors ranging from amber and brown, to sky, or steel blue. Beyond this all Starbreakers are of the same blood, as adoption is forbidden except in very specific circumstances. Over the centuries they have thus developed a strong focus on family values, this is a defining trait of their clan which is shared by almost all their number. Though they are all well read, personalities vary widely, from wizened, kind, and understanding, to the more ambitious and volatile of their number. Despite this highly polarized nature, they are more often than not unified due to their close-knit traditions, and will stubbornly defend their kinsmen over all other loyalties. They are prideful of their long history, and credit their clan’s founder with the invention both Runesmithing(a talent unfortunately lost to the clan, many years ago) and golemancy, which is still in practice. It is these deeds, and many others that the Starbreakers hold great value in, leading to particularly noteworthy ancestors in their clan’s history being venerated almost to the level of Paragonhood, at least by members of said clan. A smithing family first and foremost, it is of little surprise that Starbreakers who have been raised according to traditional doctrine, follow Yemekar with a borderline fanatical devotion, given his nature as the smithing-God and father of the Brathmordakin. Other popular Gods (though never venerated above the Forgefather) are Anbella, whose role a mother and protector of children earns her great praise from the Kornazkarumm, and Ogradhad who is also commonly prayed to by the more scholarly members of the Clan, as greedily seeking knowledge is a common trait among them. Gotrek, the first of their number is also worshipped more often than not, and is seen as everything a modern Starbreaker should aspire to be. Wayward Starbreakers(those not necessarily raised within the clan) tend not to follow such a zealous practice, but even they respect the Progenitor and Forgefather above all others. Customs and traits Ashen skin A trait common to many Cave Dwarves, but most of all the Starbreakers, is their skin color being of similar shade to the stone in which they reside. The exact color can vary from a dark, almost coal gray, to a lighter, ‘colorless’ gray or somewhere between. This does not act as dark skin among surface dwellers, and in fact often acts in exactly opposite a manner. Starbreaker skin can best be described as the lack of a pigment, and though a tolerance can be built up over time, it is not unusual for Starbreakers to suffer a form of photosensitivity referred to as ‘sun-sickness’. This is not extreme in any regard, and in most cases is simply poorer eyesight above ground as well as itchy, or burned skin in direct sunlight. The cure for this is simple, wear a cloak, as it is never wise to leave home without one regardless. Dark hair Though not an absolute by any means, the dominant genes of a Starbreaker often surface in the form of hair color, even with Dwarves of other Elder Clans, a Starbreaker’s hair tends to be of darker shades, specifically black, with a coal-like color being the most common variant. Starbreakers of the past were occasionally born with brown hair, however the family branch known for this has long since died out. Height and build As Cave Dwarves, it should be known that the Starbreakers are not the tallest folk. While Mountain Dwarves can reach up to heights of 5’1, a Starbreaker has never been recorded of going over 4’6. However their build is hardly as lacking. Do not let their height fool you, the Kornazkarumm are often just as hardy, and just as physically tough as their more surface-inclined kin. It is not unusual for them to spend many hours in the forge, and just as many in armor in an attempt to familiarize themselves with it. As such, it is common (though not always) for Starbreakers to be of athletic builds, as such a driven folk are not as prone to feasting as other Dwarves. Stoneblood and Ironblood Terms coined by Jorvin Starbreaker after the trial and execution of Torkan Silverfinger, the phrases ‘Stoneblood’ and ‘Ironblood’ refer to the two dominant schools of modern Starbreakers. The stoneblood, or amber-eyed Starbreakers take after Kazraden, who all modern clan members are descended from, whereas Ironblood or blue-eyed Starbreakers, take traits more akin to those of Kalmania, wife of Kazraden who was according to legend, born a member of Clan Ironborn. Stonebloods will often be of leveler heads, and more keen to diplomacy and neutrality then they would be to wage war, whereas Ironbloods will often take a more direct solution if offered, and though they are not any less wiser than the rest of their clan, they tend prone to outbursts of anger, as well as gravitating towards grimmer personalities. This does not mean Ironblooded Starbreakers are inherently untrustworthy and in fact, if their ambitious and aggressive nature are kept wisely in check, they can grow to be quite competent leaders. Stonebloods, in stark contrast, are quicker friends and more forgiving foes, as utterly destroying an enemy, and destruction outright should only be done when all other means are exhausted. It is these individuals, who think before they act, that prove to be great golemancers, and men of knowledge. Family values It is of no surprise that Clan Starbreaker, being a blood clan with such an focus upon it, remains a close-knit family. Loyalty to one’s clan should supercede that even to one’s kingdom, and be second only to one’s Gods. Betrayal of the clan is a most grievous sin that will result in immediate expulsion, and disowning. Secondly, a Starbreaker is to remain as steadfast and respectable as possible in public, lest shame be brought upon the Clan, any action which possesses even the potential to dishonor the clan’s name should not be acted upon, and it is expected for a Starbreaker to put the interests of family above that of their own. Secrecy While not an official tradition of any sort, the Starbreakers are often to focus inwards, sooner settling disputes between themselves than in any sort of court. This is also in no small part out of fear for the Clan’s name, as one can only imagine the damage that would be wrought upon their honor should their dirty laundry be aired in public, not to mention how improper it is. Almost ironically however, it is because of this, conjoined with the Clan’s controversial history that has led them to be viewed as suspicious to outsiders, a distrust which is mutual in many regards, as the Clan’s inner workings are not oft to be shared with outsiders. Neutrality Starbreaker neutrality is a fickle thing and one should not take at face value. To be ‘neutral’ as a Starbreaker is not to sit upon the sidelines, and let the world tick by without your intervention, but instead to raise oneself above petty games and politics, to not throw the first punch, for when you strike let it be only for a righteous cause, and may you strike with all your mustered fury. A Starbreaker’s voice is not to be bought and sold like cattle, but instead offered when wisened council is required. Even still, should the Dwarven realms be threatened, let the sons of Gotrek be the first to raise their arms as it is Yemekar’s will that Urguan’s folk be protected, and the underrealm they reside in defended, to the last drop of blood. However, should kin-strife once more take hold of the Dwarves, it would be better to await it’s end than sully one’s blade with Dwarven blood. Should a tyrant arise however, once more may the Kornazkarumm be spurred into action. Clan Prayer Eng: Yemekar guide my hammer, in battle as in the forge. If I fight, let it be for a cause that is just, and if I fall in battle, and death steals my soul, may the stars forever shine over Gotrek’s line. Dwe: Yemekar akhoral thas ord, nir Krazdran as nir da kadrel. Kolun tha Krazdran don it mer yoth yir yol-mer reeth nar thorok. Kolun kavir agolam thas dwedohin, dar da kor morred vekaan. Clan Trials Trial of Blood The first and most important of the trials, it is performed either ceremonially a year after the birth of the Starbreaker in question, or for the more wayward sons of Gotrek, immediately after they are brought to the clan hall. This trial’s purpose is to determine ‘worth of blood’ and to ensure the person in question possesses blood from Gotrek the Starbreaker, a requirement. The ritual is performed by slicing open the young Starbreaker’s hand with a runic dagger, should the blade glow brightly, they are immediately inducted into the clan. If it does not glow, then the person in question has failed the ‘blood test’ and is barred entry from Clan Starbreaker. Trial of Creation Occurring as a ‘coming of age’ ceremony, when a Dwedki grows into an adult (anywhere between the ages of 16-20) the trial consists of using the particular talent and knowledge of the beardling in question to create an item of value. While this does not necessarily pertain to forgework, it is encouraged to be so, in keeping with clan customs and traditions. Trial of Knowledge After the creation trial has been completed, it is wise for a Starbreaker to immediately begin working on the next, as it will often take several years to complete. The Starbreakers pride themselves as ‘the few and the wise’ and to ensure this remains the case, work must be done to instill them with both the want and desire to learn more. The budding Starbreaker will scour the lands, seeking to retrieve a single book containing knowledge of great value, be it magical, historical, or other. Should no such book be found, they must take it upon themselves to write it. Be it recording a legend passed down over the campfire for centuries, or writing down an alchemist’s greatest recipe. When such a book has been found, it is to be brought to the Clan Lord, and it’s quality judged, should it pass, the trial is completed, and the individual has but one step left. Trial of Courage Having proved themselves wisened, and dedicated to their craft, the Starbreaker has but one trial left, a final grand tribute to Yemekar, the Father-God of the Dwarves. It is all well and good to bring new creations into this world, but equally crucial to protect what has already been made, as such the Trial of Courage is simple. Be it in the field of battle, or otherwise, save the life of one who has not lived theirs to its fullest. When the deed has been done, the individual has proven themselves capable in the utmost regard. Each trial is performed with the intent of bringing the Starbreaker closer to their progenitor and by extension, their Ancestral God Yemekar. Industriousness, perseverance, wisdom, and the iron-clad determination to do what must be done for the betterment of the family, and Dwarves as a whole. These are the virtues that make a Starbreaker what they are. History Elder Histories: Aegis-late Atlas Modern History: Late Atlas-Current Family Chronicle To those of you who have read through all that, I applaud you, and now that we are at the end, I am sure you are curious to learn more, perhaps you are even wayward children of Gotrek yourselves? If you’d like to find out, below are some notable Starbreakers you might wish to speak to, and more importantly, an application. Thank you for reading, Narvak oz Kornazkarrum! Please note this post isn’t (completely) done, normal members, and artifacts will be listed at a later date. Clan Lord/Father Titles used interchangeably, ‘Lord’ being preferred when the Starbreaker in question themselves are not a father Jorvin Starbreaker (DixieDemolisher) Seo#0650 Clan Elders Kazrin Starbreaker (DrHope) Stromnikar Starbreaker (Dungrimm) Crevin Starbreaker (Mavromino) Dangren Starbreaker (Dtrik) Application Name: Username: Character’s age: Biography: Skin: (If you do not possess one, don’t worry! We can fix you up) Ancestry: (If you don’t know who your character is related to, that’s fine! We’ll figure it out Discord:
  23. [!] From the Frostbeard clan hall, groups of Dwed would file out, spreading and pinning the missive to wherever! [!] TO THE KIN OF KAZ’ULRAH THE HORN CALLS 8th of the Grand Harvest, 1722 My brothers and sisters, true kin of Kaz’Ulrah. It has not even been a century since the fall of Kal’Tarak, and in turn, our beautiful kingdom. Although it may have only been a simple blink in our lifespan since then, its effects on us would last for a lifetime. I know many of you since the fall, joined your brethren in Agnarum & Holm- and rightfully so. There is no shame in standing with your brethren. But I know many more of you refused to stand alongside those that we had once despised, whose blood we spilled on the snow-topped fields of Jornheim. It was we who stormed Fort Kovakirr. And, it was they, Urguan, who fought alongside the Empire of Man during the Last Atlas Coalition, while we fought to the last man. But now, it is nowhere more apparent than now that the dwarves should no longer stand separated. We dwed should not, and will not, toil under the boot of the umri, elgus, nor uruks. For the survival of our existence, we need unity. The ever-wise Clan Elder and son of Hamnil Frostbeard, Argnos Frostbeard, foresaw this, and, alongside Garrond Frostbeard and myself, brought Clan Frostbeard to the Underrealm of Urguan. Our clan, the core of the Kingdom of Kaz’Ulrah, rivals of the Urguanites, would eat and drink alongside our fellow dwed once more. Not all came, however, citing our long and bloodied history. The defense of dwed-kind stands above our grudges. And so, the horn calls, bellowing from the highest mountain peaks, and through the deepest valleys. It calls to the sons of Kaz’Ulrah, to those who survived the tumultuous fall of our Kingdom. The Dwed stand in Urguan! As Ograhad Decrees, Clan Father Vithar Frostbeard, Son of Verthaik II Frostbeard
  24. Players/Group Requesting: Kaz'Ulrah dwarves What kind of Event are you looking for?: Old school dungeon / monster killing. There general area & antagonists are set, and there are some details to include. Other than that, the ET member taking it has full freedom. Approximately, what time/date you want the Event to take place?: Next Weekend (14th, 15th or 16th) Organizer's Discord: Ronald Reagan#9284
  25. Players/Group Requesting: Kaz’Ulrah dwarves + Any other dwarves/people interested in participating What kind of Event are you looking for?: We are looking for a series of events that pertain to the dwarven clergy and cults/heretics within Kaz’Ulrah and the surrounding lands. I’ve written material that ET can base the events off of that can be found on the forums and given if requested. Old school dungeon / Monster killing preferred. Actors may fill in the roles of fanatics and heretics if wanted. Event areas can be built by me in SP if needed and placed on the server in game by staff. Approximately, what time/date you want the Event to take place?: Starting November 3rd – 4th and progressing every weekend after. Organizer's Discord: Cindervein#1790
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