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Neviana added a topic in Roleplay[OOC] The Order of Alsands - A Heavy Roleplay Guild
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They came after dark, while you and your loved ones slept. With greed powering their every move, they entered our city like thieves in the night, taking our land as if they had every claim to it.
That was the night our home was taken from us, and we won't stand for it any longer.
But what can be done? How do you change history? How do you turn back an invasion of your homeland?
Well you don't ask for permission. You don't listen to the voice in your head that says change can't happen and there's nothing you can do.
Instead, the voice you choose to listen to is one of defiance. A voice that's says there was a reason you woke up today. A reason you survived in a world of plagues, war and famine.
So sit up, put your feet on the floor, and don't look back, because we've got work to do.
Welcome to the Order, Samaritan, you are among friends.
We are merchants, and farmers, and soldiers—the very citizens of Heidel—who demand better. Better for ourselves, our families and our once great city.
We won't be enslaved by the whims of mad men and gluttons in Calpheon. We're Al's Hands.
And when you make that choice, when you decide to turn your back on what's comfortable, what's safe, well that's only day one. From there it only gets tougher.
But the easy way out will always be there, ready to wash you away. All you have to do is lift up your feet.
So decide now because destiny waits for no one. And when your time comes and a thousand different voices are telling you, "You're not ready for it," listen instead for that lone voice of dissent, the one that says, "You are ready, you are prepared, it's all up to you now.
So rise and shine, Samaritan.
So, who are you?
We are a Heavy Roleplaying guild playing Black Desert Online, building a place for new and experienced roleplayers to call home. We provide an atmosphere where roleplay thrives naturally among like-minded individuals and our members can choose how they immerse themselves in the incredible world BDO offers--whether it's PvP, Crafting, PvE or all of the above.
It is our goal to build a member base of clever and mature individuals who are willing to invest in the Order of Alsands’ future, and in order to allow for a healthy balance of in-character and out-of-character activity we do not require our members to be 100% in-character every time they log into the game. However, we do plan on providing multiple avenues for our members to grow their character and tell their stories in-character.
Guild organized events, including personal story progression for players, are just one of the Order of Alsands' concentrations. We also plan to lead public server-wide events of various different themes and styles. And although the leaders of Alsands will be providing organized events for our members to participate in, we highly encourage members take the initiative to supplement the larger story arcs provided by creating your own story through personal relationships and smaller group roleplay. If there is a desire for a higher or more intense immersion from our members we will gladly accommodate it!
What's your story?
The purpose of the Order is to uphold the values and ideals of our missing "peasant King," Alundi, who was imprisoned, tortured and banished by the Calpheon King occupying our home city of Heidel. We began as a relatively unknown band of merchants and traders living and working in Heidel before the war with Calpheon. After the war began, these commoners began to take measures into their own hands in order to learn how to protect themselves from the external threats to their city, and own meager livelihood. After the capture of their King in a nighttime ambush, and the subsequent crippling demands placed upon the city by its captors, the first official meetings between these concerned merchants and common citizens were held.
Because the enemy King restricted Heidel's ability to form an army, trade with any city other than Calpheon, and hand over possession of all Black Stones, a representative of the common citizens, Alundi, was elected to speak on the city's behalf. His followers loved him and believed in him so much that he became a kind of Peasant King of the city. His followers began to call themselves "Al's Hands" as a nickname to show their good faith in promoting Alundi's cause and doing whatever they could to support him. The enemy King promptly imprisoned, tortured and abandoned Alundi somewhere in neutral territory and after this horrific act the citizens banded together to create the Order of Al's Hands--which over time would be known as the Order of Alsands.
Under this new name the simple trade guild grew into something deeper and more powerful. On the surface the Order of Alsands remains a simple merchant guild to any strangers, but the leadership has entered into an agreement with the political and religious leaders of Calpheon to "continue research" into the mysteries of the Black Stones. This is, of course, an elaborate ruse to keep the prying eyes of Calpheon away from the other activities of the guild. The mission of our Order is to act as a protective force for its citizens, create an underground black market to bring profitable trade back to Heidel, and find out the magical properties and alchemical secrets of the Black Stones for the purposes of obtaining independence for our home city and its people.
What's up with the hand?
Members and supporters of Alundi began organizing in secret and referring to themselves as "Al's Hands" after his rise in political power, imprisonment, torture and banishment.
As a demonstration of this support, members began leaving their mark around the city and region: cryptic words, tags and logos. As these images crept up and became publicly acknowledged, one symbol rose above all others to become the unofficial symbol of Al's Hands: the open palm hand stencil.
Using anything, including: black soot, ink, dirt and even baking flour--a supporter of Al's Hands would place their open palm against the wall of a noble's house, carriage or ship and throw the dark material onto their hand and the wall, leaving a clean space where their hand was, surrounded by an ominous dark shadow--same as the dark cloud of corruption that has fallen over their beloved city.
Just as these symbols began to spread across the land, the term "Samaritan" seemed to make a sudden resurgence back into public vernacular. This was no coincidence, however, as Al's Hands supporters used the seemingly innocuous term to refer to one another whenever subtlety and discretion was vital. This was often done in the presence of any strangers, public officials or suspected spies and used as both an "innocent" greeting and important confirmation of friend or foe. While this is not the only method used to keep their secrets held and members identified, it has become as widespread as their hand symbol.
As more and more people joined their ranks, members of Al's Hands needed to become more organized and deliberate in their efforts. Thus, a formal guild was designed and created by prominent leaders of the community, dubbed the Order of Alsands, to take them further into the future and bring their dreams to fruition.
What is the Guild's Leadership Structure?
We plan on implementing a checks-and-balances system among the Guild's Leadership. Its highest position being held by Neviana Lyrathel as the Order’s Matriarch and Guild Leader. Below her will be an even number of officers who will aid her in overall decision making and plotting the course of the guild's progress into the future. Every topic will be discussed and evaluated by the entire leadership body; with the leader acting as the swaying vote if the Officers are split evenly.
How can I join the Order of Alsands?
If after reading this brief overview you are interested in joining our ranks we encourage you to read through our forums, especially the Code of Conduct, and submit an application to join the Order! We hope that you decide to join up with us to help develop something we believe will be truly unique within the world of Black Desert Online! And as always if you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the leadership!
With the information you provide us in our application we'll be able to determine whether the Order is the right guild for you, while also getting to know both you and your character a bit better.
If you get stuck or have any questions, please feel free to double-check our guild's Code of Conduct to learn the responsibilities and expectations of our fellow guild members, or post your question in a thread on our community Recruitment and Applications forum.
Thanks again for thinking of us here at the Order. We wish you all the best with both your application and your travels throughout the world of Black Desert Online!
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