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[NA] Eternus, A Storytelling Guild [ RPPvP | RPPvE | 18+ ]

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“In the final days, shadows will move into the light, and from darkness a plague will be carried to the ends of the world by the four winds.”

Tome of Whispers and Echoes - Chapter 13: The Unseen Prophecy


Today started out like any other day you've had over the past year. You still look at your left palm every morning when you wake out of habit. You don't even notice you doing it these days. You get up and get ready to go about your day as you're now accustomed to.

Then, in the middle of the day your worst fears (or joys) are realized.  Your hand tingles. You slowly turn your hand to see The Brand: an invisible, mana-infused tattoo only visible when The Unseen Hand has need of you. Its design and the hue it gives off are connected to members of The Unseen Hand you must answer to.

You look up and around, trying to catch a glimpse of them. You know they are watching you. 

They're always watching….



Eternus is a roleplay guild unlike any other. More than just roleplay, we consider ourselves a storytelling guild. We have rich and engaging characters and stories that make up our roster. We're one community united like a family! Under the leadership of our Community Leader ((OOC)) and The Shadō ((IC)) we have a flourishing narrative that weaves in the characters of our members. From merchants to criminals, soldiers to mercenaries, powerful leaders to regular citizens, nothing is beyond the reach of The Unseen Hand. Our goal is to tell epic and everyday tales of an ensemble cast made up by our members. 

Come, join the story!


To join Eternus, one must submit their character to the will of The Unseen Hand. Each character carries with them a brand on their left palm. This provides both a source of communication and a level of control. Be sure to check out our website and read our Code of Conduct before applying to the guild.

Community Manager: Toxa
Black Desert Branch Leader: Zason
Black Desert Officers: Aeternita, Laukus, and Aelwyn 



The Unseen Hand

The Shadō - The enigmatic leader(s) and final decision maker(s). ((BDO Branch Leader))
Anemoi - An extension of the will of The Shadō. They enact The Shadō’s plans while having freedom on how they do it. They are able to have their own projects so long as they do not conflict with one another. ((Officers))

Faceless - Trusted by the Anemoi, they deliver orders or missions to The Branded and act as a general go-between. ((Veteran Members))

The Branded - Those tied to The Unseen Hand are marked with a brand and have submitted themselves (willingly or unwillingly) to the will of The Shadō. ((Veteran Members)) 

Associates - Those just coming into contact with The Unseen Hand and not yet branded. Characters become Associates usually by coming into regular contact with The Branded. They have yet to prove themselves to become truly weaved into the ongoing narrative… for now. ((New Members))




A Storytelling Guild?
The concept came out of the idea of having a dynamic "Storytelling" guild that has a place for all kinds of character types. Peasants and Warriors. Merchants and Criminals. The glue that connects these various types and compels the story forward is The Unseen Hand (think Dungeon Master). As the story unfolds, any character could rise or fall, even the Anemoi could be exposed and The Unseen Hand destroyed. Major shifts such as this would be highly unlikely but not impossible. So, the version of Eternus you may join today might evolve into something completely different in the future with what the characters bring to the story.

So, there’s a difference between a “Storytelling Guild” and an “RP Guild”?
Absolutely! Your standard RP guild provides a theme and basic story and usually lets the characters do what they please. The members usually focus on their individual stories or small group tales. These are great, but we wanted to try something different. As a storytelling guild we focus on an overarching narrative that is told through an ensemble of characters. Based on how the characters are connected, they may be placed in situations they would not normally put themselves in. The Unseen Hand may send them on a mission or compel them to do something that they disagree with. How they complete said task is still up to them but they must obey. With that said, our goal is not to ruin the fun for anyone and to offer a variety of RP opportunities connected to an ongoing story. Any seriously dark or permanent consequences are usually brought up beforehand and there are consequences for IC actions.

What’s this about a brand?
The Brand is a way to mark those who belong to The Unseen Hand. It’s a magically infused tattoo on the left palm, invisible to the naked eye. When magic is focused through the circuits, it appears with the color associated with which Anemoi they are bound to. These brands can be activated by anyone who is marked with a controlling brand (The Anemoi and The Shadō). The brand will tingle when near other branded individuals. Those branded are strongly compelled to obey and keep anything they know about The Unseen Hand to themselves.

What kind of theme is the guild?
Eternus is a mature (18+) guild. Our theme in BDO is dark but not specifically evil. We will exist more in the morally gray area. Goody two shoes and evil bastards are more fringe than the norm.

How do I increase my rank?
To go from Associate ((New Member)) to The Branded ((Veteran Member)) you must show that you are invested in Eternus and the ongoing narrative by being active and contributing to roleplay on a regular basis. While we understand that RL takes priority we do expect activity. Other ranks will be hand chosen and as needed. To say it another way, advancement requires both IC and OOC involvement and activity.

What is this “Tome”?
The Tome of Whispers and Echoes is a large book containing all of the secrets of The Unseen Hand. Its pages are inscribed with the same ink used in The Brand, and its pages have been scattered across the continent. This will play as a basis for guild missions (to give IC reasons for OOC tasks), and gradually reveal more in-depth information about The Unseen Hand and guild lore.

What if I don’t wanna obey?
In Character actions have In Character consequences. Disobeying The Unseen Hand is not to be taken lightly and punishments can be severe. Since we are focused on weaving an exciting narrative, we expect all members to understand and agree that they must contribute to the overall narrative. Basically, if you are always trying to disobey, you’re ruining the story and experience for everyone else. You will be warned but if negative actions continue, there may be serious IC and OOC consequences. That said, we want to create an environment where all member, characters and their personal stories can flow into each other and allow for exciting adventures and fun.

Can I be a part of RP events or do content with Eternus without joining?
From time to time we will do events with other guilds and definitely seek to roleplay with others in the community however when we do content or storytelling it will primarily be with guild members only. It isn’t a matter of elitism, more of an issue of putting our members first and focusing our time and resources to advance the guild and weave an epic tale with a regular cast of characters.

This all sounds interesting.  How do I know if it’s something for me?
If you’ve ever enjoyed playing D&D with a Dungeon Master, love having your characters challenged in unexpected ways, thrilled with the “gray areas” of a character’s life and decisions, excited about participating in an ensemble cast in an epic ongoing narrative, bringing YOUR character’s story together with others’ to create a unique story, then we have a place for you!


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Any questions? Please reply to this thread or contact me directly.


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