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Aphotic Vanguard [NA RP-PvX, witcher-esque] - Recruiting!


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Guild Summary
Darkness has fallen. What was once truth and order has become lies and chaos. From the ashes, a new order has formed, The Aphotic Vanguard; a fellowship of hunters, the magic users that created the hunters, and those that stand with them. It is a collision of worlds between Black Desert and the Witcher. Each one navigating through the darkness in an effort to survive. Unbeknownst to them, is a new entity; something unknown, unseen and dangerous. In the fight against this new entity, where would you fit?
 

Guild Basic Information
Region: NA
Server: ORWEN
Channel: Calpheon 02
Style: RP-PvX
Website: http://aphoticvanguard.enjin.com/home
 

We are RP-PvX!
AV aspires to blend roleplay into all elements and play styles within the richly immersive world of Black Desert Online. This means we would like to participate in player-vs-player (PvP) in the form of sieges, node acquisition and defense, bounty hunting, assassinations, wars, etc. As well as player-vs-environment (PvE) elements such as monster bounties, world bosses, hunting, farming, taming, fishing, etc. 

 

A place for all!
The Elegy - The world swirls with forces that comprise it, bind it, stir conflict within it as each works with and against each other. Some are as basic as the elemental forces like fire, ice, or lightning. Still others are shrouded in mystery; ancient arcane magics long forgotten or barely understood. The circles within the Elegy seeks to study and harness these forces, choosing for themselves a Circle that aligns with their interests, each independent yet held to account by the Luminary who acts as both mediator and public figurehead. Though each Circle may have its own unique purpose, they are united together under the Vanguard’s ultimate goals.

The Dìobarach - These superhuman hunters exist for one purpose, to hunt the monstrous beings that lurk among the shadows and the darkness. They are created...transformed into soldiers...by the members of The Elegy. While they were once orphans, prisoners, or anyone else that would not be missed by society, the few that survive the trials and the transformation are granted more power than any human in order to protect the innocent citizens, though they will rarely be thanked for it.

The Etiam -  the process that creates the Diobarach leaves far too few alive. The Elegy and the Diobarach recognize the need for additional support, both in their day-to-day activities of general upkeep and maintenance of equipment, to skilled fighters ready to fight alongside them but for one reason or another do not undergo the Changing into a Diobarach. These men and women earn their place in the Vanguard through their own deeds and skills, without the artificial enhancements of the Elegy. While some have their own unique skills to offer, many here prove it takes more than power to conquer the darkness- it takes a strong and stout spirit. Courage and spirit make their own light in the darkness.
 

In-Game Contacts (family name): TwoWolves, Libellule, Tirisinde, Ghislanin, Gaidin, Spear, KirabouNards, and Torlan

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Tentative Summer Schedule Added with weekly guild nights and events. Check out http://aphoticvanguard.enjin.com/events

Book One has closed with the completion of it's fifth chapter. A new book will begin in the fall. Read up on the guilds history: http://aphoticvanguard.enjin.com/annals

Note: Great time to join us for some more casual roleplay this summer, get to know us and prepare for the new season of more heavy roleplay this fall!

 

 

Edited by WhiteWolf
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your guild site is looking great! I am excited for the launch events, should be really interesting!

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UPDATE: We are on Orwen - Calpheon 02 and looking for more that like to experience a little bit of everything!

Please not that the ADD friend function in the game (I believe) is still bugged. Meaning the check mark to toggle between adding a friend by character name or family name is backwards. (Or I could be VERY sleep deprived)

You can find me in game:

Family: TwoWolves

Character: Banning

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This weekend kicks off our first chapter in the major plot line of Aphotic Vanguard.

Chapter I - Apostasy
An explosion at the midst of the Tower of Will and shook the world, leaving it covered in darkness. With it came the black energy and thus, the monsters it created. Chaos and destruction lay in their wake, until one group took it upon themselves to right this wrong they caused. They turn to magic in hopes of creating a living weapon, strong enough to face the worst kinds of creatures. Failure after failure... Until one day, they found their error... And succeeded in creating the first Diobarach.

 

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I am really excited to see this story getting it's start!

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That Chapter video gets me SO hyped to see where this story goes! Cannot wait to see how this guild grows!

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Great workings for the foundation, my character will be in the fold of the grand circles soon.

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Excited for the second half of the story arc! Looking forward to the second teaser :3 

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Nice

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Chapter II - The Search
After far too many failures, the group has their living weapon. And now, in 'The Search', the group spreads out in hopes of finding other potential subjects. Those who have nothing left to lose and everything to gain... Those who have the potential to survive the transformation and become those creatures they now call The Diobarach.

 

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RP Event: The Search extended to April 1st due to popularity and holidays!

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Chapter I – “Apostasy”

Written by: Hjordmarr Spaer  (& Kira Blakemore)

 

“I remember my first meeting with that… creature known as ‘Banning’. The moment his eyes were upon me... My blood ran as cold as ice. He was far more an animal than rumour had foretold, but yet was adorned with vastly more noble trappings than one would anticipate such a force of nature to possess. But those eyes... Oh, how those eyes betrayed the beast that boiled beneath the surface.” -Cruhorn Wyrmsbane

 

{Black Dragon, Spring of Year 283}

 

Toil. Naught but hopeless toil and endless failure racked all that we had attempted to achieve. The world grew far bleaker by the day as we were forced to simply watch it pass by around us. With calloused heels and tired eyes we grasped at the straws throughout the tattered fringes of humanity's existence. The swelling Chaos of the world sheared the hope from our minds moment by moment, keeping us from seeing that the goal we pursued so doggedly was merely a breath’s distance before us. We drank so deeply from the nectar of our own hubris that we failed the see the beginnings of hope before our very eyes, and in that same haughty notion we had completely failed to anticipate a conceivable end to our losses.  Whether by chance or fate, the embodiment of our salvation appeared before us in the most trivial of places. Those that had been cast off by society's upper castes and populous masses sat rotting away in the deep myriad of cells- an untapped resource of potential that we had wholly failed to acknowledge. They reeked of honour and prestige that had suffered being wholly besmirched and left to rot in the cellars of humankind's deepest dungeons. In that deep darkness, we uncovered our first glimmer of hope.

 

Bereft of his worldly possessions, station, and purpose, the gaunt figure in that deep cell showed far more than frivolous promise to the eyes of one of our own. Banning of Serendia, he was called, a former commander to a decimated unit of Serendian soldiers convicted of treason for opposing Calpheon. That man was possessed of an uneasy tension that could curdle the very blood in one's veins. Reminiscent of a starving wolf backed into the corner of collapsing den, he scarcely made eye contact save for the inborn inclination to come to the aid of the objectified among us that had discovered his imprisonment. His eyes held much pride and honor, one far too noble for one so lowly spurned. The fire, however... That burning hunger in his eyes spoke volumes beyond what any of us could've articulated in response. Though his grasp on the realities of this world had been vastly skewed by his period of incarceration and the events that wrought such a sentence, he allowed himself to be cast upon the altar. It was upon that altar that he would find his destiny. It was upon that altar that we would find our hope.

 

Banning the First, as he was called, was born anew as a far more feral entity. After a staggering myriad of failed attempts, we had finally found success within our clutches. They would take the title of “Diobarach” . Outcasts, hunters, soldiers ... The sword arm within the fight against the oncoming tide of Darkness. The first of many, we had begun to hope... Truthfully, we had prayed that he would not become a harbinger to the upended world in which feared we were soon to enter. As each new day grew alight with the dawn, we clung to hope as we fell ever-closer to the dark tragedy that beckoned the arrival of our Great Hunters. The oncoming war was nearly upon us. The penance for our sins began to seep back into the world, readying itself to cleave in twain our entire existence: The Black Spirits. Though as the evil in the world spread and infected all that it touched, our Diobarach would now begin to form, standing to push back against the dying of the light...  It was all just as Elion had intended... Or was it merely as fate had allowed? Regardless of the source, be it chance or divine machination, the seeds of hope had been laid within our very own hands, we had simply needed the proper soil in which to cultivate that which would bear our salvation. We would need far beyond a single soul…

 

Where one would lead, we knew that more would come to follow; we held onto the hope that more would arise to follow the footsteps of the First... More would come, both those willing and unknowing, either to cast off their mortal coil or to rise again as one anointed upon the sacrificial altar in the name of a cause they had yet to fully comprehend. Some would rise from the ashes of their now-unbound fate to follow the compulsion in their souls... Even more would perish under the crushing weight of the blood rite's burden... Each necessitated the other...

 

Apostates’ they would call us, though we bore no ill will for the whispers or the shadowed faces emblazoned with trepidation and spite.  Beholden to fear of the future and of the unknown, they would eye us with disgust-laden terror smeared across their faces. If only they could have comprehended that we endeavored to pry them from the jaws of an insurmountable evil swelling on the horizon. We could commit these so-called heresies so that others might live. We would submit ourselves to this apostasy so that hope might be kindled in the hour of deepest darkness…

 

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Chapter III - The Cause
The sounds of laughter drifts out of the local tavern, overtaking the songs of the bard for a moment. The sound of a blacksmith's hammer clanking against his anvil echos, sparks flying as fireworks as he shapes a new blade. Merchants call out their deals with beaming smiles, ready to share their wares. These are the people... These are the lifestyles...This is what the diobarach were created to protect. This is their reason for being and ultimately the cause everyone fight for.

 

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Greetings everyone,

To allow our current members to acclimate to the current story line and our current size, the leadership of Aphotic Vanguard has decided to temporarily suspend recruitment for a period of at least two weeks. During this time, if you are still interested in us and our story, you are more than welcome to continue to interact and roleplay with us. We thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and hearing interesting viewpoints and stories. 

As a side note, applications from friends of current members and applications added before this notice will still be processed.

We will update as soon as the leadership has decided to begin recruitment again.

 

See you in game!

Edited by Meave

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Update 01May16:

 

We will be open to recruiting once again on Tuesday 03May16. See you in game!

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