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The Morag Tong
The Morag Tong

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Faction : Ebonheart Pact
Play-style : Moderate
Focus : PvE, PvP, Roleplay, Social
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Guild submitted by ReymasAshborne.
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About The Morag Tong
Main Ranking System Guild Rules
Our official guildsite: http://www.themoragtong.com/

Our official facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheMoragTong

Our official twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMoragTong

"The Morag Tong (or Morang Tong) is an ancient guild of assassins headquartered in Morrowind, celebrating murder in the name of Mephala. They have been active since at least the First Era, and their targets have included multiple rulers of Tamriel, high-ranking Dunmer nobility, and countless others. The Morag Tong is unique in its sanctioned status under the Morrowind government to perform legal executions, bound under contracts called 'writs', although extralegal 'gray writs' are rumored to exist."

- excerpt from UESP.net: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Morag_Tong


OVERVIEW

This guild will be the player representation for the Morag Tong. There is no information as of yet whether the Morag Tong even shows up in The Elder Scrolls Online, however, we will account for any eventuality of an NPC version of the faction.

IF the Morag Tong exists as a joinable NPC guild in ESO, the player-made guild will act as an extension of the Morag Tong. The player guild leader will not be considered the grandmaster of the guild, and will likely retain the rank of "Master" or "Exaulted Master" and will be in charge of giving contracts to the rest of the guild. Players in the guild will be required to join the NPC faction.

IF the Morag Tong exists as an enemy faction in ESO, and is to be attacked/killed by players, members of the guild will be permitted to do just that, under the guise of infiltrating the Ebonheart Pact's ranks, and regaining favor in the eyes of the Tribunal.


GUIDELINES

Players will be permitted to join the Dark Brotherhood (known to be a bastardized off-shoot of the Morag Tong) with the role-play justified intention of infiltrating and undermining the Dark Brotherhood.

At first, due to the lore of the Morag Tong at the time of ESO, the guild will only accept Dunmer characters as members. Eventually other races will be accepted but will likely not be able to attain higher ranks in the organization. Any class will be permitted, although classes that lean towards assassination-type combat will be favored.

The guild will be heavily role-play oriented, and role-play events will be coordinated within the guild by the leadership. Writs of assassination will be given to members. There will also be serious restrictions on meta-gaming elements often found in MMOGs.

Guild-members will be permitted to participate in all facets of the game from PvE, to crafting, to PvP. The Morag Tong's purpose is to rebuild itself and again become a legally sanctioned guild of assassins, working directly for the Tribunal.

Guild-members will be tested on their knowledge of the Morag Tong and the other lore that surrounds it at certain stages of advancement (see ranking system).

If Guild-members are part of other player guilds, they will be restricted in terms of ranking up in the guild.


GOALS

[1] - Provide a fun and immersive role-play guild steeped in Elder Scrolls lore.
[2] - Allow for both casual and hardcore players to thrive in the game under the Morag Tong's banner.
[3] - Add immersion for non-guild-members who might hear rumor of the Tong's resurgence.
[4] - Participate in inter-guild politics (RP-only).
[5] - Assist the Ebonheart pact and the Tribunal to cement its reign in the white-gold tower (PvP).
[6] - Take on the task of beating back the Daedric forces of Molag Bal and the encroachment of Coldharbour (Raiding/PvE)


LORE

During the interregnum, the time in which the Elder Scrolls Online takes place, the Morag Tong has been driven underground and outlawed in most parts of Tamriel. It will be our sworn duty to rekindle the former glory of the guild.

From the UESP:

"The origins of the Morag Tong are shrouded in myth. The orthodoxy of the Tribunal hold that the Daedra Mephala founded the guild to teach the early Chimer how to defend themselves and destroy their adversaries. Others state it began as a cult which, while also following Mephala, ultimately revered the 'Dread Father' Sithis above all. However it began, the guild quickly rose to prominence in the environment of early Morrowind's bloody House conflicts, quickly establishing the writ system and a reputation as peerless killers.

At the end of the First Era, the Tong received its highest-profile contract to date, on Emperor Reman III. Their success paved the way for the Akaviri Potentate to rule over Tamriel in the early parts of the Second Era, as the Tong slowly expanded its presence across Tamriel. It came full-circle when, in 2E 324, Versidue-Shaie, the Potentate who had originally ordered Reman III killed, was assassinated himself by the Tong. By this point, however, the guild was over-confident and prideful, and 'MORAG TONG' was scrawled on the palace walls in the Potentate's own blood.

This high-profile assassination started a frenzy among the nobles of Tamriel who realized that they too were at risk from the Tong. "Every sovereign gave the cult's elimination his highest priority",[4] and it was viciously suppressed in every province of the Empire, only retaining the barest presence in its homeland of Morrowind. After this, the Morag Tong sunk out of public sight for almost a century. It is during this time that most agree the Dark Brotherhood arose as a splinter group, establishing itself mostly outside of Morrowind as a more business-oriented guild operating entirely beyond the law."

Now, brothers and sisters, it is time for us to take back our rightful place, as the Tribunal's shadow. In this time of war, and greed, we shall seek to serve the Tribunal, and by extension, the Ebonheart Pact, in any capacity necessary, in order to solidify our standing in Morrowind as the deadly hand of Mephala.

We have been cast out, betrayed and shunned, all because of our predecessors' arrogance and foolishness...

Make no mistake, the Morag Tong shall rise again and Mephala's glory shall spill blood once more across Tamriel!

Further reading: http://www.imperial-library.info/categor...morag-tong


JOINING THE GUILD

Once the game launches, all recruitment will happen in-game. Players will have to seek out our members and go through an RP initiation ritual. This will of course occur AFTER they have signed up with us on our website/forums.

If you would like to sign up prior to ESO's launch please see this link: http://themoragtong.enjin.com/recruitment
The following list is tentative due to the above conditions regarding the Morag Tong's existence in ESO. This assumes a player will be the Grandmaster. It is based on the ranking system found in "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind."

[1] - Associate - Level: 5 - Application/Initiation completed
[2] - Blind Thrall - Level: 10 - 1 Writ completed - Must be Dunmer
[3] - Thrall - Level 15 - 2 Writs completed
[4] - White Thrall - Level 20 - 4 Writs completed
[5] - Thinker - Level 25 - 8 Writs completed - Thinker test completed - Must only belong to the Morag Tong player guild
[6] - Brother - Level 30 - 12 Writs completed - Brother test completed
[7] - Knower - Level 40 - 16 Writs completed - Knower test completed
[8] - Master - Level 50 - 20 Writs completed - 1 Gray Writ completed - Master test completed
[9] - Exalted Master - Pre-defined members
[10] - Grandmaster - Single guild leader
In-Character Rules

[1] - Kill a guild member, we kill you.
[2] - Steal from a guild member, your thumbs will be sliced off.
[3] - Upon disgracing the guild, however it may occur, you will have a mark of shame burnt into your forehead.
[4] - If you do not complete a contract within the specified time-frame, your reward will become void but you will still be expected to finish the contract.
[5] - Obey your superiors or punishment will be dealt however your Master sees fit.
[6] - You serve Mephala, cursing against the god will result in your tongue being sliced from your mouth.
[7] - Keep the guild and its dealings secret from any outsiders, or risk being silenced by force.

Out-of-Character Rules

[1] - Players will always be courteous to other players both in-game and on public forums. Just because we are assassins, doesn't mean we aren't polite about it.
[2] - Players will not violate the TOS or EULA of "The Elder Scrolls Online."
[3] - Players must always retain RP decorum, staying in character, while in-game.
[4] - Players must be Dunmer (as the guild grows we will open up the lower ranks to other races).
[5] - Players must be 16 years old or older.
[6] - Players must have a firm grasp of the English language.
[7] - Players must have a working microphone and be willing to socialize on a VOIP server (voice or "campfire" RP not required).
[8] - Characters must have a lore-friendly name.
This post was last modified: April 11th 2013 11:30 AM by ReymasAshborne
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Post #4095
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Ah, I've been practicing my scratchy Dunmer voice for just such an occasion!

here's that form

26 years old
central Canada
I intend to go hard on rp, as well as pvp and pve
moderate-hardcore for sure, pending if I have a job at the time lol
past TES games played: all of them to some extent, though only beat the latter three
past mmos, only put any significant time into WoW, though dabbled with rift and various other freebies, also intend to try free swtor
Dunmer character is a pissed off old ashlander priest of the old dunmer gods boethia, azura and mephala named Sul-sharnabittipath, he will probably be a warden or whatever the most priestly/healy type class is available to the pact, but specialized as aggressively as possible
what does roleplay mean to me? Well I'm a huge TES nerd and RP is actually my main draw to this game, which is why I really want them to have all their lore accurate. To that end I will also be a member of the Marukhati.
What I hope to get out of/provide for this guild; I had always intended for my main character to be a devotee of Mephala, so when I saw this signup page I felt pretty much obligated to join. I will rant daedric scripture (I'll have to write some daedric scripture) at fellow players and act as a prophet for the old gods (something I was going to do anyway) so I could serve as some kind of guild chaplain. I also intend to have numerous alts in the other factions who might be used as writ targets for other members.
what am I most excited about? Other people! TES has so much fertile ground for roleplay, but it gets kind of hollow after a while in a single player game. I can't wait to stand on my soapbox in Mournhold (or as close as the ordinators will let me get) haranguing people over forsaking the old gods for the false tribunal.
working mic? check. Passable dunmer rasp? check. booze and cigarettes enough to maintain it for nights at a time? check for now, hope it lasts til the game launches
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(October 26th 2012 09:47 AM)confusion Wrote:  Ah, I've been practicing my scratchy Dunmer voice for just such an occasion!

here's that form

26 years old
central Canada
I intend to go hard on rp, as well as pvp and pve
moderate-hardcore for sure, pending if I have a job at the time lol
past TES games played: all of them to some extent, though only beat the latter three
past mmos, only put any significant time into WoW, though dabbled with rift and various other freebies, also intend to try free swtor
Dunmer character is a pissed off old ashlander priest of the old dunmer gods boethia, azura and mephala named Sul-sharnabittipath, he will probably be a warden or whatever the most priestly/healy type class is available to the pact, but specialized as aggressively as possible
what does roleplay mean to me? Well I'm a huge TES nerd and RP is actually my main draw to this game, which is why I really want them to have all their lore accurate. To that end I will also be a member of the Marukhati.
What I hope to get out of/provide for this guild; I had always intended for my main character to be a devotee of Mephala, so when I saw this signup page I felt pretty much obligated to join. I will rant daedric scripture (I'll have to write some daedric scripture) at fellow players and act as a prophet for the old gods (something I was going to do anyway) so I could serve as some kind of guild chaplain. I also intend to have numerous alts in the other factions who might be used as writ targets for other members.
what am I most excited about? Other people! TES has so much fertile ground for roleplay, but it gets kind of hollow after a while in a single player game. I can't wait to stand on my soapbox in Mournhold (or as close as the ordinators will let me get) haranguing people over forsaking the old gods for the false tribunal.
working mic? check. Passable dunmer rasp? check. booze and cigarettes enough to maintain it for nights at a time? check for now, hope it lasts til the game launches

Aha! Our first associate, welcome brother!

I'll keep things updated as to when we get our site up and our ventrilo server ready. We'll most likely be playing some other games as the Morag Tong in the lead-up to ESO's beta and release. Stay tuned!

PS: Glad to see someone else who likes playing an old, crotchety Dunmer. We'll sit on our porches and keep the N'Wahs off our lawn (well, once they put player housing in, at least)!
This post was last modified: October 26th 2012 02:26 PM by ReymasAshborne


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Ranking system... do you care if 78/100 members have 50 lvl character (typical end game)...So they become highest ranks as "Master" of membership? But i note your guild need to do with Writs completed > Gray Writ completed > Master test completed... Fine system. But i feel 78/100 members with highest ranks, close guild master rank.

What with officer ranks to help you as guild master role? or guild master alone to rule the guild? :)

But fine story so far and good luck!


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(October 26th 2012 09:24 PM)Xoo Wrote:  Ranking system... do you care if 78/100 members have 50 lvl character (typical end game)...So they become highest ranks as "Master" of membership? But i note your guild need to do with Writs completed > Gray Writ completed > Master test completed... Fine system. But i feel 78/100 members with highest ranks, close guild master rank.

What with officer ranks to help you as guild master role? or guild master alone to rule the guild? :)

But fine story so far and good luck!

Sorry are you asking if it makes sense to have most of the members in the guild having those higher ranks?

I'd like to give players something to work toward, in a role-play sense, that's part of the reason why the ranks above White Thrall get harder to attain and more restrictive. It will hopefully make them feel like they are part of a formal in-world guild as much as just a player guild, and will be especially fun for those who played Morrowind and were part of the Morag Tong there. We may also incorporate an honor point system that will allow them to qualify for promotion, but that's down the line.

Also, the number of required writs may be only given to a person deemed worthy of promotion in the first place. The writs won't be done on a daily basis, it may take weeks or months to get that all set up.

The handling of the writs will be dependent on the game mechanics. It might be that you have to find and kill certain players in PvP or find and kill certain named NPCs in the world.

Currently, in the guild, we have one grandmaster, and three exalted masters who will act as guild officers (and now one associate). Other people may be able to achieve the exalted master rank by special recommendation after some time, but for now there are four of us leading the guild.

I imagine most of the guild members will be between the associate and white thrall ranks, since you would have to drop any other guild tags in order to rise above the white thrall rank.

Thanks for your support, I hope I answered your question. Things are still very preliminary and anyone can feel free to make any suggestions.

PS: If we manage to get 100 members that will be amazing.
This post was last modified: October 26th 2012 09:39 PM by ReymasAshborne


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Of course, it is what i asked. Since it is normally a "pyramid-ranks". It means top as guild master, lowest as normal members. It is why i asked you :)

I knew many guilds have own rank systems, not always same as other guilds.. :)


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(October 26th 2012 09:56 PM)Xoo Wrote:  Of course, it is what i asked. Since it is normally a "pyramid-ranks". It means top as guild master, lowest as normal members. It is why i asked you :)

I knew many guilds have own rank systems, not always same as other guilds.. :)

Sorry, yeah, it was a little tough to interpret the question.

I imagine we'll have a similar structure but we don't want to restrict people from gaining ranks needlessly if they deserve it.
This post was last modified: October 26th 2012 11:04 PM by ReymasAshborne


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Sorry if crap question from me, since second language is English, not always perfect! No matter i got your point.


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(October 26th 2012 11:08 PM)Xoo Wrote:  Sorry if crap question from me, since second language is English, not always perfect! No matter i got your point.

Ha, no, no it was a good question, sorry that's not what I meant. I just didn't get it at first is all!
This post was last modified: October 26th 2012 11:16 PM by ReymasAshborne


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heh ok :)


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We now have an official site, facebook and twitter, check them out!

Our official guildsite: http://themoragtong.enjin.com/

Our official facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheMoragTong

Our official twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMoragTong


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Very nice links, ReymasAshborne :)


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(October 29th 2012 11:13 AM)Xoo Wrote:  Very nice links, ReymasAshborne :)

Thank you, sera...

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We broke ten members on our site, woohoo!


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Congrats, it's good to see other Ebonheart guilds are doing well.


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