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Order of Alsands <Heavy RP Guild>


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"Rise and shine, Samaritan."

 

It's daybreak, and your arms can barely lift yourself up before the voices in your head start telling you that it's too early, too dark, and too cold to get out of a bed.

Legions of enemies are shouting their unanimous permission for you to hit the sheets and go back to dreamland--but you didn't ask their opinion.

Instead, the voice you've chosen to listen to is one of defiance. A voice that's says there was a reason you woke up in the first place.

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.

We are merchants, and farmers, and soldiers--the very citizens of Hidel--who demand better. Better for ourselves, our families and our once great city.

We also ask better of our masters: the "King" and his greedy nobles.

Problem is, we're loyal to another. We won't be enslaved by the whims of madness and gluttony. 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, and what some would call "common sense"--well that's only day one. From there it only gets tougher.

So just make sure this is something you want. Because the easy way out will always be there, ready to wash you away. All you have to do is lift up your feet.

Remember what you're fighting for and never forget that momentum is a cruel mistress. She can turn on a dime with the smallest mistake. She is ever-searching for that weak place in your armor. That one tiny thing you forgot to prepare for.

So as long as the devil is hiding the details, the question remains: "Is that all you got? Are you sure?"

And when the answer is "Yes," you've done all you can to prepare yourself for battle, then it's time to go forth and boldly face our enemy, the enemy within our walls.

Only now you must take that fight into the open, into hostile territory.

You're a lion in a field of lions. All hunting the same elusive prey with a desperate starvation that says, "Victory is the only thing that can keep you alive."

So believe that voice that says you can move a little faster, you can swing a little harder, and you can dig a little deeper, and that--for you--the laws of the land are merely a suggestion.

Luck is the dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident.

Sweat, on the other hand, is for those who know it's a choice.

So decide now because destiny waits for no one.

And when your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell 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.

 


 

What is the Order of Alsands?

We are a pre-launch, Chaotic-Neutral, Heavy Roleplay Guild and an active part of the Black Desert Online roleplay community. Depending on the situation, we can act as either the protagonist or antagonist in your character’s story progression and we enjoy the freedom this brings our guild members.

 

What is your definition of Heavy Roleplay?

The Order of Alsands seeks to create an atmosphere where roleplay can thrive naturally among like-minded individuals. We also encourage our members to enjoy all of the PvE and PvP aspects of the game. So, in order to allow for a healthy balance of in-character and out-of-character activity we will 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. 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. Although we will be providing organized events for our members to participate in, we highly encourage the growth of relationships and the initiative to create your own story through personal relationships or smaller group RP.

Finally, the level of roleplay that the Order of Alsands rests at is completely up to its members. If there is a desire for a higher or more intense immersion from our members we will gladly accommodate it!

 

What is the theme and story?

The Order of Alsands began as a relatively unknown band of merchants and traders living and working in Hidel 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 Hidel'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 Hidel, 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.

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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 yourapplication and your travels throughout the world of Black Desert Online!

 

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Very cool! Been searching for an RP guild for my coworkers and I. I'll send them the link to this thread and have them take a look as well.

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Thank you! Feel free to have them check out our website at alsands.enjin.com! And feel free to send me any questions they have. 

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Thanks Whuggie, we look forward to you and your coworker's applications!

Glad you like what we've been working on and we're continuing to improve as our site and guild community come together. We've already started throwing OOC guild events and forum RP to get to know each other and our characters (first Cards Against Humanity night was hilarious) and we're just getting started!

 

p.s. Yes, anyone wondering, we're getting a custom URL for the Enjin site. Bear with us, it's only been a week and we've already take off! Those in the know have wanted to join up while we're under initial construction, so watch your heads and don't bother to take off your shoes as you come in. :D

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Like Taire said, we are working on making the custom domain official and are in the final waiting period! 

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Woopity Woop!

Greetings Fellows! What presents itself to be vertical?

I am a total noob when it comes to role playing in an online mmo, but that didn't stop the crazy great peoples in the Order of Alsands from accepting me into their fold! They've been showing me the ropes and helping me along so when BDO actually launches we will all be ready to play together. There are many benefits to joining a guild before the game comes out, and as i've now learned, even more important for a RP guild. Gives you lots of time to get to know your fellows, and flesh out your characters. So if you are visiting this thread as a new RPer, don't be shy and drop on by! RRRRRHHHHYYYYYYMMMMMMMES!

Order of Alsands will be a great place for you to get your feet wet!

And most definitely Cards Against Humanity was pretty damn funny!

 

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Your guild look fun and friendly!

Hope to see you in game, good luck and have fun ^_^

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Thank you Komakon! Do you plan on playing on the NA or EU servers?

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Ahh! So excited about the first Dev Diary and new changes announced! So much of it helps out RP (dark and stormy nights, needing and carrying lanterns [potentially requiring craftable oil], Tamers!, and hopefully a full-fledged toggle walk [though merely adding the ability to walk at all is fantastic!].) They're listening! The Dev team is actually listening to players and delivering in kind. Loving how this looks for BDO's future.

 

As for our guild's future, we're continuing to get new applicants--which is wonderful--and the guild is continuously adding more content to our site and its forums. Thanks all.

It's a good time to be a Samaritan!

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yikes..2 weeks till CB...and the guild seems to be growing and with awesome people..makes this next 2 weeks even harder....but definitely worth it in the end, I'm sure. 

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Less than a week to go now, and still growing and the participation is off the charts!!

 

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Today's the day we download the CBT 1 client! I've already checked and it wasn't yet available--I think was was at 12pm CBT? EST? *shrug*

 

So much has been happening in the Order recently, too:

We've created our guild logo and voted on our official banner, maintained multiple RP threads for weeks now, held recurring guild events, impromptu forum chat RP, promoted our first member-turned-Officer, tested our favorite VOIPs, and are growing with new members each week!

Very proud, just sayin'. B|

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