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Relics | PC NA | Dark RP Guild of AD


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Relics is a small shop located in Vulkhel Guard in the Summerset Isles (The Arrowpoint Club). It specializes in the acquisition and sale of items of cultural or historic significance, especially of those cultures foreign to their typical Altmer clientele. With the onset of war, the shop has altered its mission to "ensure the safekeeping of relevant pieces of history from the soon-to-be extinct cultures that defy the Aldmeri Dominion".

These are the things that the uninformed and uninitiated know.

The shop itself serves to fund and cover our true purpose: contribute to victory for the Aldmeri Dominion by whatever means necessary. Wars are won not by the most noble army, but by the most ruthless, and we provide services that the Queen and her retinue can not afford to officially sanction, but are nonetheless critical to her ascent to the Ruby Throne.

Our work includes gathering intelligence, sabotage, assassination, research of the occult and taboo, lying, cheating, and stealing. We are not for the faint of heart or wherewithal, as our hands will be bloody in pursuit of our victory.

We seek many and varied talents, from shrewd business sense to artful diplomacy to hidden blades to brute enforcers, among others. Can you do what must be done?

OOC information:

Our site: http://relics.shivtr.com/

It is our goal to create an immersive atmosphere within the Elder Scrolls Online, designed for the niche of working adults who, while juggling our RL responsibilities, find an outlet in roleplay and storytelling while playing MMOs. We also hope to contribute to the larger RP community, acting as allies, enemies, or even that distasteful place our more honorable counterparts go to once in a while for information.

We’re looking for players interested in joining, guilds seeking allies, guilds seeking enemies, or just folks interested in some RP with us. Those that would likely find a good home with us are grown-ups interested in RP'ing with a group of other grown-ups that understand that RL comes first, that there's a whole lot of game to enjoy (we're not going to RP 24/7, though it is the common bond we all share), and petty nonsense is unwelcome.

So, if inclined, check out our site, and let me (Leorin, @Leofalcon), Morrik (@Cavy25), Dagdarrin (@iwantmoresleep), or Jhared (@jswoap) know if there's anything we can do for you.
This post was last modified: October 16th 2014, 06:15 PM by Leorin


"Morality impedes one's potential... I avoid it where I can." - Leorin, Curator of Relics
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Pasted below are the FAQs for Relics, taken from our website: http://relics.shivtr.com

Who are you guys?

We're a dark roleplay guild within the Aldmeri Dominion in The Elder Scrolls Online (on the North American PC megaserver). In real life, we're working adults with a penchant for online roleplay and storytelling, with heavy doses of PvE and PvP thrown in for good measure. In game, we're a secretive organization committed to gathering intelligence for the Aldmeri Dominion, under the cover of (and funded by) a shop of curiosities in the Summerset Isles called Relics.

What is roleplay, and do I have to if I want to join?

Roleplay (RP) is the gameplay method of behaving as if your character in the game is a living, breathing member of the world, motivated by whatever you deem interesting. While, yes, we expect our members to hold roleplaying as a priority, we do not expect all our members to be seasoned or experienced roleplayers, and we welcome the opportunity to assist and guide those new to it. Our goal is to create an immersive atmosphere within the complex and intricate lore of the Elder Scrolls.

I've heard that mixing IC and OOC is bad juju. Can you elaborate?

Certainly. IC stands for "in character", OOC stands for "out of character". Getting the two mixed up can lead to hurt feelings and misunderstandings, especially in RP conflict. It is important to always understand the difference between IC interactions and OOC interactions, especially in a guild like ours, where our characters might not always be the best kinds of people.

What we recommend to help ensure that such confusion does not take place is to communicate with other involved players. It doesn't hurt to remind someone that what your character is doing or saying is IC, and only IC. It also helps to continuously remind yourself of that. It might not be possible to completely dissociate ourselves from the fates of the characters we come to love so much, but we can try.

Speaking of drama...

We're good with IC drama and stories with it, but when it comes to us (the players) we have no tolerance at all. We expect our members to treat each other with patience and respect, and differences of opinion should be treated as just that, and not reasons to insult or defame one another. While our characters might be prone to treat each other poorly once in a while, our players should not.

IC drama = fun and interesting roleplay and storytelling. OOC drama = bad.

You mentioned "dark roleplay guild". You're evil, then? (IC, of course - you all seem pretty cool OOC)

In a sense, yes. While our organization believes that the Aldmeri Dominion is the best equipped to rule Tamriel, a "noble" or "honorable" war is one doomed to fail. Characters that will fit in our theme are those who are willing to look the other way, those anxious to get their hands dirty for the greater good, and those who want to get paid.

Our brand of evil lies more in subtlety than in wearing black armor or sociopathic behavior. Announcing we're evil to the world would be counterproductive, and we expect our members would understand that.

How about vampires and werewolves? Can they join?

Yes, but just as our style of evil is grounded in subtlety, we expect that such culturally derided curses like vampirism and lycanthropy would not be flaunted.

So, since you're roleplaying bad guys, are you cool with topics like torture and rape? (IC, naturally)

Some topics tread a fine line between poor taste and freedom of expression. We acknowledge the inconsistencies of cultural and social taboos; in many places in the U.S. physical violence (even murder) seems more acceptable than something as awesome as sex, but those taboos exist nonetheless.

If your particular roleplay is going to take the rest of us down a potentially uncomfortable path (rape tends to be the most common trigger we're aware of), we ask that our members exercise good judgment and consider keeping those things private, especially if discomfort is voiced. It is not our goal to stifle creativity; it is our goal to encourage inclusivity.

We also welcome any specific questions on this topic.

Is there an age requirement to join?

Yup. The game itself has an "M" rating (at least in the U.S.), and as we're a guild designed for grown-ups, we're looking for folks who are at least 18 years old. We know, we know, age is not a true measure of maturity, but it's a pretty good indicator, and we'd rather folks feel comfortable with the occasional curse word or sexual innuendo than not.

Does my character have to be a part of the Aldmeri Dominion to join?

Given that we are unable to adventure or RP face to face with those in other factions, it only makes sense that we limit membership to characters that are in the Aldmeri Dominion. This doesn't mean the character you join us with has to be your main, but we should at least be able to interact through more than guild chat in game.

Does my character have to be Altmer, Bosmer, or Khajiit to join?

No. While we would expect a non-native of the Aldmeri Dominion to have a good reason for being here (and supportive of its cause), if a character can prove useful to the guild's mission, they will be utilized. Plus, the RP potential for that kind of thing is pretty cool.

How do you all feel about spies in your own ranks?

Sounds awesome. Just remember that we're not fans of metagaming or godmoding, and IC actions will lead to IC consequences. Plus, we'd like to talk OOC about it first, as we'd have some requests about not revealing all our IC secrets to the world and whatnot.

Metagaming?

Metagaming is roleplaying with knowledge that you, the player, have, but that your character does not or should not. For instance, players should know that the real mission of Relics is intelligence gathering, but many characters outside the guild likely would not.

Godmoding?

This is roleplaying outcomes for characters other than your own. If I decide my character has a disfiguring scar on his/her face, and another player wants their character to heal it, they are welcome to roleplay the attempt, but the result (as it affects my character) should be up to me.

I think I'd enjoy my time in TESO with you all. How do I join?

Thanks - that means a lot. We think you're pretty awesome, yourself. Check out the "Apply" tab in the upper right of the screen, and fill out an application for the leadership to review. We'll be in touch. Bear in mind, though, that real life comes first for us (even the leadership), and it might be a few days, especially around holidays.
This post was last modified: July 12th 2014, 12:11 PM by Leorin


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Just a reminder that we're awesome.


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*edit*

Our rank structure is subject to change with the upcoming update.
This post was last modified: July 12th 2014, 12:12 PM by Leorin


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"Psst."

"What's that?"

"Still awesome."


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We've made a few changes to our FAQ - we encourage folks to check them out. http://relics-teso.enjin.com/faq

We've also got several collaborative stories going on on the message boards (some public view, some guild view), as our characters are getting recruited by the guild, and getting to know one another. Feel free to check those out, as well, if inclined.

http://relics-teso.enjin.com/home


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Reminder:

Still awesome.

If you're looking for a casual, immersive atmosphere, for grown-ups who want to enjoy the game with like-minded nerds, check us out.

AD rules.


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Oh no! We've dropped to the second page, and I fear those interested in "awesome" might miss out.

We're still open for recruitment, and have made a few more tweaks to things. We're interested in adults, and as such, have implemented an 18+ age requirement for membership. While, it is true that age is not always indicative of maturity, it is one of the best indicators we have at our disposal, and will use it as such.

To April!

AD rules.


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Ah, and we've also decided that races other than those native to the Aldmeri Dominion are welcome to join, so long as they have a good reason to be there, and can convince the powers that be of their trustworthiness and commitment to "the cause".

Humans will be especially suspect, but it's possible...


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So, those changes I mentioned? They're in the FAQ:

Is there an age requirement to join?
Yup. The game itself has an "M" rating (at least in the U.S.), and as we're a guild designed for grown-ups, we're looking for folks who are at least 18 years old. We know, we know, age is not a true measure of maturity, but it's a pretty good indicator, and we'd rather folks feel comfortable with the occasional curse word or sexual innuendo than not.

Does my character have to be Altmer, Bosmer, or Khajiit to join?
No. While we would expect a non-native of the Aldmeri Dominion to have a good reason for being here (and supportive of its cause), if a character can prove useful to the guild's mission, they will be utilized. Plus, the RP potential for that kind of thing is pretty cool.


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To clarify a point we've been asked about.

Dark RP does not mean that we will be engaged in sociopathic "darkity dark dark" evil RP. It means our guild, IC, will be committed to the success of its goals no matter what. The ends will justify the means.

If you have a morally ambiguous character you're looking for a home for in the Aldmeri Dominion, or a die hard patriot who understands that bad things will need to be done for the sake of the greater good, or a character who doesn't mind doing dark things if the coin is right, or whatever you can think of that might fit such a theme, look us up and let us know.


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Aaaaand we're looking for other RP guilds on the NA megaserver that might be interested in some kind of RP relationship, be it friendly, a rivalry, an enemy, what have you.

AD rules.


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We've got some friend guilds, namely The Silver Order and Legacy. We're on the lookout for more, specifically those that would make sense IC (as friends, allies, rivals, enemies, et c.).

Activity is picking up, as I'm sure most communities are experiencing.


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Still awesome.


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Many of us will be enjoying the beta this weekend, and will be trying our hand at group content, crafting, pvp, and other interests. We're looking forward to seeing others in game.


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