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The Fortune-Teller

Kirahti posted Mar 10, 14
Twelve stones sparkled underneath the low light of a lamp-crystal, their colors a start contrast to the black velvet cloth they rested upon.  Silver runes and lines were embroidered upon the fabric, and next to the pile of stones was a torn scrap of parchment.  The symbol of the Shadows in full color adorned its surface-and as if powered by some mysterious force, the stones began to move.  A draenei female watches them-and as she deciphers the otherworldly message being shown to her, her face sets itself in a neutral expression.

"Change comes your way, Shadows.  Do you have the courage to face it?"

Open RP event:  Draenei Fortune-Telling!  March 17th and March 21st, World's End Tavern in Shattrath City, 8 p.m. server!  All are welcome!

(Any questions, please send in-game mail to Kirahti.)
Lena strode into headquarters, arms full of post held for the Shadows of Argus during their time dispatched to Arathi Highlands, which she dumped on the desk. She sat and began sorting mail for the order and for the Archons, occasionally pausing to read.

Kelrythis approached the doorway, looking chagrined and worried. Lena sighed, "What did you do to your bike now, Kel?"

The warrior straightened up, defiant, "Nothing! I swear! It's just..."

Lena pushed her glasses up on her nose and peered at the woman, "Spit it out, Kel. What happened? You were supposed to stay here and make sure everything stayed in order while we were in Arathi."

Kelrythis grimaced and stepped inside, her ashen skin going even paler as she whispered, "Halaa was sacked last night."

Lena was on her hooves in an instant, mentally scrabbling to reach the Archons. "The Shard of Xe'dri?" Shadows of Argus had entrusted its care to the anchorites at Halaa while dispatched to Arathi Basin, assisting Barthillas's people. Maeorra! Arloth! To HQ, now!

Kel's face fell even further. Lena now noticed how tired she looked, the new dents in her plate armor. "No... What happened? Kel, talk."

"It was a band of orc wolf-riders," Kel spoke quickly and quietly. "About 30 of them, they hit at nightfall." She stepped forward and handed Lena a small swatch of cloth, "I managed to tear this off of one of their archers before I mowed her down. You know I can't keep the clans and orders straight among the orcs," she spat as she said the word, displaying her distaste. "I don't recognize it, at any rate. It's clearly a smaller order. They rode well, they fought well. It was fairly clear to me that their lives have been spent doing such things, but this raid was different."

Lena peered at the cloth in her hands, the tabard bearing an unfamiliar set of colors and designs. It smelled of wet dog, felt stiffened by sweat, caked in mud. Looking back up at the warrior, Lena's face hardened. Maeorra and Arloth jogged towards the door behind her. Voices assaulted Kel all at once.

"They took the Shard?"
"What the hell do orcs want with a shard of a naruu?"
"Where did they go with it?"

Kel held up her hands, "Yes, they stole the shard. They rode right into the chapel and killed the priests. It was if they knew where it was. I was knocked out near the end, I must have passed for dead, because I woke up and they were gone. I called a few of our otherwise unengaged trackers in, but the only thing they could tell me was that the orcs went north. We tracked them briefly, but being mounted and with a considerable lead, they were far ahead of us."

Lena looked up at Maeorra and Arloth, her hand shaking, her mind slowly piecing together what must have happened, holding out the cloth, "Apparently, Taradiel was on a bigger mission..."

A new threat from an old rival is coming on Saturday, February 1 at 8 pm server!  The Sons of Doomhammer have stolen the Shard of Xe'dri and challenged Shadows of Argus, intending to use the Shard and draenei technology against us!  Stay tuned!

Ancient Memories

Kirahti posted Jan 30, 14
It was during the time of last year's Winter Veil that news came to the Shadows- news of a hidden cache of artifacts-precious treasures stolen from the draenei during the genocide on Draenor.  Several chests were brought to the Shattrath headquarters-and while most of them housed belongings from the clerics of Karabor, a lucky few among the Shadows of Argus found items that they had believed that were forever gone.

But there was one chest.  Sealed with iron and fel magic, it was a puzzle-what would the orcs have hidden away inside?  What demanded such protection...or such wards?  The chest was opened, only to reveal a beautifully carved statue of a draenei woman.  Innocent enough yes...

And yet the statue itself is a mystery.  To begin with, she has six arms-two hands wielding weapons, another two making holy gestures, and the final two holding relics.  She dances atop what appears to be a Pit Lord's corpse, and all those in the Shadows who have gazed upon her...she seems to look directly back at them, offering sly smiles, sultry winks, or whispers.  The stone she is carved out of comes from Argus-but as for what she represents-it has been a puzzle so far.

What is this statue?  Why does it act so?  What caused the orcs to lock it away? And what else can be found in the hands of the Ethereals that was stolen from the draenei? 

[OOC:  Ancient Memories starts Feb 3rd!  Post any questions or comments you've got here!]
That’s right! Starting Sunday, February 2, I’ll be returning to my previous post as an Officer for Shadows of Argus. Huzzah!

My primary focuses will be on Member Care, small scale RP planning, and lots of admin and organizational stuff.

Here are some examples of the kinds of things I’ll be doing:

  • Asking you guys questions, getting a feel for how the guild is running from your perspectives and seeing what we can do to make improvements so that life in SoA keeps getting better and better. I love me some feedback.
  • Helping you get involved in RP, whether it’s brainstorming backstory ideas, helping you find a place in a guild storyline where your character can jump in, giving you something to do ICly, or simply introducing your character around ICly. Whatever you need, I’ll do my best to help.
  • Planning casual RP events, these one-off events include IC celebrations, sports, lessons etc. and will be designed to help your character get to know other characters a bit better in a low pressure RP environment.
  • Organization and communication, lots of admin stuffs — some of it will be obvious (reorganizing the forums, for instance), some of it less obvious behind the scenes stuff. I’ll also do my best to organize the collective thoughts of the Officer team and make sure to communicate whatever’s relevant with you guys so that you know what we’re up to.

Here are some examples of things that I won’t be doing:

  • Regular PvE and PvP, as much as I’d like to be able to do it all, I need to keep my focus on RP and Member Care otherwise I’ll burn out. :) That being said, I do plan on attending as many RBG nights as possible.
  • Planning overarching storylines for the Guild, the other Officers, along with the Shields, have been managing the big storylines quite well so far. My job will be making it easier for people to know when/where/how to jump in for the most part.

We will be holding an Archon promotion ceremony for Xeula ICly this Sunday, February 2, in place of our usual Sunday night Conclave of Shadows gathering.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about this change, feel free to post in this thread.

Happy Holidays!

Xeula a posted Dec 31, 13  -  WoW holidays

(( And a Happy New Year!! ))
Do you have a personal story line that you'd like to play out for your character? [link] Let's do it!
I'm out for most of the weekend. See you guys on Monday! :)
There seems to be an event up on the 21st. Sadly, I can't make it to that one due to that being my flex raid night.
Are there RBGs tonight?
The Great Hunt event is coming up fast. We need volunteers! Post your ideas and let us know how you're able to help: [link] Thanks!
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