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The Cobalt Cloaks (War-Wizards & Knights - Roleplaying Guild)
The Cobalt Cloaks (War-Wizards & Knights - Roleplaying Guild)

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System : PC/Mac
Faction : Daggerfall Covenant
Play-style : Moderate
Focus : Roleplay, Social
Time Zone : Europe
Guild URL : Visit Site

Guild submitted by Harlwystyr.
Post #2776
About The Cobalt Cloaks (War-Wizards & Knights - Roleplaying Guild)
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General Information:

"On my life, may the realm endure."

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Founded in 2E 557 to safeguard the Dragon Throne of Daggerfall from threats on either side of the court, the Cobalt Cloaks is a name uttered in both fondness and great suspicion amongst the various citizens of High Rock. Although it helps in protecting the kingdom against invaders, and treacherous nobles, the most general distrust comes from its tampering with the court and the lives of commoners alike.

Meddlers in the affairs of kingdom, state, and security, the Cobalt Cloaks is a more or less an autonomous group of wizards, scholars, and knights who have pledged their service to the Kingdom of Daggerfall. Before the members of the Inner Council, each member of the order swears their life to the realm's survival - to secure the prosperity of Daggerfall; to act as the magical sword and shield of the kingdom against nefarious groups, and more subtle threats like scheming conspirators.

The order is said to share some of the ideals of the Tamriel-spanning Mages' Guild, and they do indeed keep in line with the core philosophy of securing various eldritch artefacts - preventing them from being used against the kingdom - along with furthering the advancement of the Arcane Arts.

The Knights of the Cloak, serving under the same banner as the wizards, are somewhat regarded as one of the finer disciplinary knightly orders the realm can boast, and can trace their history as a knightly order of Daggerfall back to the Breton Liberation, but went defunct near the end of the First Era. Known for their bravery, valour, and discipline, the Cloak Knights accept human men and women from all layers of society who wish to stand stalwart against the kingdom's enemies. With some difficulty, nords or imperials who follow the Daggerfall Covenant's philosophies and ideals may apply for membership, but are likely to be treated with suspicion and caution first, so that the order might know their true loyalties.

Together, the Cloak Knights and Wizards of the Cobalt Cloaks supplement each other in times of strife and are considered steadfast allies. Both groups claim to serve a major role in maintaining the traditional feudal hierarchy that makes up High Rock, and strive to be exemplars of disciplined, skilled, and loyal defenders of the crown.

Whilst worshipping all of the Eight Divines, and far from a religious order, the Cobalt Cloaks revere three of the Aedra in particular. These, seen as patron deities for the wizards and knights respectively, are Magnus and Stendarr - along with Kynareth, patron goddess of Daggerfall. In addition to this, all Cloak Knights adhere to the so-called Code of the Cloak and its 11 Virtues


Organisation:

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The order itself is led by an Inner Council of three people; an Archmage, as head of the Inner Council, a Master-Wizard in charge of the Council of Wizards, and the Seneschal of the Cloak, leader of the knights and head of the Council of Knights. Hereafter, the order's hierachy branches into stations of junior officers within each department of the order. Whereas the respective councils of the knights and wizards oversee the daily operations and management of those two groups, the Inner Council confers behind closed doors on matters of advancement within the ranks, punishment of members who disregard the codes, and the future of the order.

Below these come the aforementioned junior officers, namely the Senior Wizards, the Keeper of the Cloak, and the Knight-Lieutenants. The Keeper acts as treasurer and quartermaster for the order, keeping stock of the armoury, but also leads the intelligence service, directing a vast network of spies, scouts and informants beneath him. The Senior Wizards and the Knight-Lieutenants are charged with the leading of smaller detachments of wizards and knights, taking the reins on more proactive endeavours, such as leading expeditions, directing research, and so on.

Cloak Wizards make up the backbone of the wizards, with the Cloak Knights acting in a similar manner within their sub-organisation. These ranks enjoy the privilege of training the two ranks below them - ther Squires and Apprentices - in the arts of combat and magic respectively.

People who seek to join the order must undergo a test known only by the Cobalt Cloaks themselves whereupon they must swear an oath of allegiance to the order. Upon joining, Squires and Apprentices are given 500 gold pieces, a free uniform, a pair of boots, a weapon of their choice (axe, sword, staff etc.), and training. Furthermore, initiates are granted a room within the order's headquarters with the following benefits: A small beer each evening, simple meal fares, weapon oil, and bath access.

As far as salaries go, both knights and wizards can volunteer to sign up for patrols, earning initiates and standard members 10 gold pieces per shift. Officers recieve 20 gold for spending their time on patrol duty. New uniforms or reparations to old ones must be paid for by one's own salary, however replacement equipment is given out each year.

To make a long story short, there are different uniforms assigned to each position within the order, although the traditional dark-blue cloak which has given the order its name is worn by each and every member, from Archmage to Squire. These full-cut blue weathercloaks are designed to hang to mid-boot on their wearer. They are cut to overlap at the breast and shield their owner's arms, and have high collars with separate pull-over hoods. They're distinguished from fine cloaks of other make by the collar embroidery: the Dragon of Daggerfall on the right side. These cloaks are said to hold enchantments of protection against harsh weather.

Heavy armoured knights are issued a set of steel plate armour, leather boots, steel helms, and breastplates decorated with the arms of the order. Lightly armoured knights are issued sets consisting of chainmail-on-leather, leather boots, helmets, and decorated arms. If heavy fighting is expected, they may borrow heavy armour from the armoury. All knights are issued a horn to call for nearby aid should the need arise.

The wizards are, in constrast, issued satchels, leather boots and a jerkin meant to be worn beneath dark-blue robes for additional protection. The arms of the order are embroidered upon the chest of the robes. All wizards are given a scrying stone used to keep in mind-link with one another; to far-speak and scry for locations if needed. These are attuned to the individual wizard, and should he or she die, the stone ceases to function.

All members of the order found guilty of crimes and misbehaviour are punished by a fully internal code of laws, which only applies in such instances where the local authorities are not present. Dismissal and imprisonment apply to the most egregious offenses.

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Out of Character:

If you are interested in heavily oriented mage- and/or knightly-roleplay within the Daggerfall Covenant, then this order is for you. The general idea of the order is to have a group of wizards and fighters fiercely loyal to the Kingdom of Daggerfall work in unison to safeguard the traditions and values of the realm. The guild should be appealing to people who seek to:

Wizards:

* Act as wizards for the Daggerfall Covenant, particularly for the oldest kingdom in High Rock, Daggerfall.
* Engage in the typical, scholary kind of mage-roleplay.
* Be involved in a delicated woven guild structure, with masters and apprentices, and ranks with different roles.

Knights:

* Take on the role as chivalric knights in the service of Daggerfall.
* Portray the law-abiding follower of Stendar's virtues: Righteous Might and Merciful Forbearance.
* Serve as a squire to a more experienced knight ere rising in the ranks of the brotherhood.

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Ranks (number indicating rank of authority):

Guild Leader: Archmage (1)
Wizard Senior Officer: Master-Wizard (2)
Knight Senior Officer: Seneschal (2)
Knight Officer: Keeper (3)
Wizard Officer: Senior Wizard (4)
Knight Junior Officer: Knight-Lieutenant (4)
Wizard Standard: Cloak Wizard (5)
Knight Standard: Cloak Knight (5)
Wizard Initate: Apprentice (6)
Knight Initiate: Squire (6)


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Rules & Requirements:

In the Cobalt Cloaks we are firm believers that quality is of greater importance than quantity. As such we have quite a few OOC guidelines that would-be applicants need to adhere to, and they are as follows:

* A firm grasp of the English language - knowing how to formulate yourself through emotes and the like. Use of letters (eight, twenty-four, thirty) instead of numbers (8, 24, 30)
* A humble dresscode. Forget all about flashy, over-sized gear from World of Warcraft and so on. We're down-to-earth roleplayers.
* The realisation that magic is a powerful, and dangerous tool to use. You don't just juggle a couple of fireballs with ease.
* Roleplaying competence: Knowing the difference between In Character and Out of Character drama - form a credible character with an enjoyable, believable story - not a special snowflake half-vampire son of Sir YouGetThePoint.
* Knowledge of the lore of the Elder Scrolls universe.
* Activity is a must! A roleplaying-guild is based on the players, not the officers.
* A positive outlook and a pleasant personality!

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This post was last modified: March 19th 2015, 04:12 PM by Harlwystyr
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"Daggerfall is my home. My parents were loyal to the Kingdom of Daggerfall, and as far as I can remember, they served with dignity and honor. My father Nevik, a proud and kind hearted Nord, served as gate-keeper while my mother Dyra, a Breton, was responsible for cooking meals for local milita barracks. We lived in a modest cabin behind the barracks, and from a young age I learned how to wield a sword, and my older sister Ruth learned the art of Restoration. I was happy.”

“But one day, Imperial scouts arrived in our community, offering a wealthy wage for anyone who would serve in the new established 5th Legion’s Reconnaissance Team. For some reason, my mother joined up the legion as a field medic. Realizing that mother abandoned us in the middle of the night, my father set out to track her down. My sister took over my mother’s job, and took care of me till I became a young man. We thought we’d never hear from our parents again. Soon, tensions began rising between the Kingdom and the Cyrodiilic Empire. Rumors of dark magic and Daedric worship spread like wildfire, and like many youth, I decided to train to join the city milita. Ruth enlisted as a healer in the same barrack she worked in. She got married to a kind wizard and had a child, named Darie."

“It was early in the morning when an Imperial courier named Malthus arrived, in a disguise. He told me that he was once a dear friend of our father and mother in the Legion, and told us of their fates. On the day that she left, mother was brainwashed by a corrupted Imperial Battlemage, who fell in love with her. She joined the Legion under a new personality after her memories were erased. Father caught up, and eventually learned the truth. Unable to best a trained Battlemage, he enlisted along with mother in order to secretly protect her. But as my mother became seduced by that Battlemage and fell in love, father became depressed and suddenly disappeared one day. Mother began her new life in the legion, and had several children. Hearing this broke my sister’s heart.”

“But one day, father reappeared under the shadows of night draped in black and murdered mother and her new family. Malthus the courier told us that father had made a contract with a Daedric Prince, and has been possessed. Sister Ruth begged Malthus to help us find father, and eventually Malthus agreed. We set out towards Cyrodiil. But before we crossed the border, father appeared and… tried to hurt us.”
“Sister tried her magics and tricks, hoping to save and purify father’s soul. But Malthus said that it was hopeless for father. As father charged with nothing but hollowness in his eyes, Malthus tried to defend me. Sister saw Malthus draw his sword against father, and struck him down. But father wasn’t himself anymore. He was twisted with dark magic. Sister told me to run, and I did. We didn’t get very far until father struck her down as well. Just before father’s blood-smeared sword hit me, a jolt of lightning pierced his heart. A man, glowing with light, dressed in an elegant cobalt cloak, had put the father’s tormented soul to rest. He offered me his hand and told me this:”

“Justice lives among those willing and able to carry it out. Mercy only holds the hands of the deserving. Do not be afraid. Stand up. Honoring righteousness is a choice. “

“He took away my sword, calling it crude and primitive. Then he led me back towards the city. It was only till then did I recognize that he was my sister’s husband. He apologized to arrive so late, and promised me that he would help me, as family should. I asked him how can I become strong. He pointed me to one man, Rodastyr Melvorglan, and said that Rodastyr will become my role-model, my teacher, and my master, that he shall teach me magic the power to set the world right. But most of all, he will honor loyalty and trust. Since my parents, sister, and the rest of the world seemed lacks such qualities, I decided I would devote my renewed life in service of the Cobalt Cloaks. A place of righteousness, loyalty, and justice.”

My second favorite color is cobalt. Cloaks are cool. Can I join? Sorry for the long post.
This post was last modified: October 12th 2012, 09:08 PM by xutianyangkevin


Cevin Ux
Initiate of the Cobalt Cloaks of Daggerfall.
Vanguard of peace.
"Long live the Dragon Throne!"
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Post #3061
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I am quite sure that we'd love to have you. Although, I guess I should update the guild information to include the fact that we'll be centered in the EU. I hope that's not a problem for you?
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I shall follow your wishes, master.


... But I am in Canada...
This post was last modified: October 13th 2012, 11:40 AM by xutianyangkevin


Cevin Ux
Initiate of the Cobalt Cloaks of Daggerfall.
Vanguard of peace.
"Long live the Dragon Throne!"
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I'm really interested in the Ranks you talked about. Also, I'm thinking of a Healer/Illusionist class.


Cevin Ux
Initiate of the Cobalt Cloaks of Daggerfall.
Vanguard of peace.
"Long live the Dragon Throne!"
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I'll flesh out the ranks soon, I promise!
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I endorse this.
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"It is the year 583 of the Second Era. The murder of last Emperor of Tamriel, Conqueror of Argonia and Protector of Man and Mer, Reman the 3rd by the notorious Morag Tong has left the Imperial Province of Cyrodiil in a state of turmoil. Leaderless, they are besieged by the ruthless Elven and Khajiit folk of the South, the Aldmeri Dominion. The Empire's will has dissolved, and they themselvess have corrupted their influence with Necromancy and Daedric Magic through the presence of the Daedric Prince of Domination, Molag Bal, orchestrated within Cyrodiil. The Kingdoms of High Rock, along with the Native Orismer, have made a pact with the noble houses of Hammerfell, so that those bound by the Daggerfell Covenant shall stand united and free from the spreading Evil. Furthermore, they must take upon themselves with the duty to safeguard the sanctity of the land, and restoring the leadership of the once united Tamriel. With the growing barbarians of the Ebonheart Pact to the East, it is now the time to uphold justice, and pave the path towards and righteous era of prosperity and order. Unite, knights and rangers! Unite, wizards and healers! Together, under the banner of the Covenant we shall not fall before evil!


Cevin Ux
Initiate of the Cobalt Cloaks of Daggerfall.
Vanguard of peace.
"Long live the Dragon Throne!"
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Other than the name and number of posts, there is no way for people looking at the Guild list to judge. Post. Post. Post.


Cevin Ux
Initiate of the Cobalt Cloaks of Daggerfall.
Vanguard of peace.
"Long live the Dragon Throne!"
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"I see the weight of hollow death residing in you
Take now your final breath
Exhale the truth
I see the fear of nothing left
Dead fragments of youth
You hold it in yourself
I feel it too

I mourn your blindness
you die along
And swallow darkness
In misery is where you belong

Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why you deny

I know the light is burning dim and dying in you
I know the pain that lies within"

I am Abisu "The White Despair", I've taken interest in your guild; it is most interesting I wish to join and help in anyway I can I'm a skilled writer and planner so if you need any help with making detailed history or roleplay events about the guild or even ranks I'm the guy you can look for to do the job.
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Bromlokiir?!?
This post was last modified: October 17th 2012, 02:06 PM by xutianyangkevin


Cevin Ux
Initiate of the Cobalt Cloaks of Daggerfall.
Vanguard of peace.
"Long live the Dragon Throne!"
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Dear Abisu

Your affiliation with the murderous brutes, raiders and war-warmongering conquerors of the Bromlokiir does not fare well in this court. As a member of the Ebonheart Pack, you and your companions are our political enemy. I warn thee to not preach your notions of honour and despair, for we find honour not in battle, but in the preservation of righteous order, and our despairs are far from your concerns, though many undoubtedly are formed due to actions of your kind.

Yet if your offer and suggestions will be conducted through a diplomatic procedure, we might yet find even footing upon such matters. Although if your intelligence serves you for the better, I can certainly recommend you as a prospective... that is if you would swear to leave any 'barbarian' instincts you might have gained through the Bromlokiir Guild behind.

Allow me to respond to your despair:


"Your bleeding soul sings to the watchers of life and death
Let go your final strife
Release sorrow
Let not your past debts shadow life
And seek tomorrow
Fear not the paths anew
Your fate stays true

Rise above gravity
Escape the maze
Seek serenity
And lift your darkened gaze

Be free from dark aesthetics
Pity upon oneself is weak

If there is a will then there is a way
But all the dead are dead alike."


Cevin Ux
Initiate of the Cobalt Cloaks of Daggerfall.
Vanguard of peace.
"Long live the Dragon Throne!"
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(October 17th 2012, 02:05 PM)xutianyangkevin Wrote: Dear Abisu

Your affiliation with the murderous brutes, raiders and war-warmongering conquerors of the Bromlokiir does not fare well in this court. As a member of the Ebonheart Pack, you and your companions are our political enemy. I warn thee to not preach your notions of honour and despair, for we find honour not in battle, but in the preservation of righteous order, and our despairs are far from your concerns, though many undoubtedly are formed due to actions of your kind.

Yet if your offer and suggestions will be conducted through a diplomatic procedure, we might yet find even footing upon such matters. Although if your intelligence serves you for the better, I can certainly recommend you as a prospective... that is if you would swear to leave any 'barbarian' instincts you might have gained through the Bromlokiir Guild behind.

Allow me to respond to your despair:


"Your bleeding soul sings to the watchers of life and death
Let go your final strife
Release sorrow
Let not your past debts shadow life
And seek tomorrow
Fear not the paths anew
Your fate stays true

Rise above gravity
Escape the maze
Seek serenity
And lift your darkened gaze

Be free from dark aesthetics
Pity upon oneself is weak

If there is a will then there is a way
But all the dead are dead alike."

You see you misunderstand my motives, I simply joined the guild to bring about a strong currency system my name white despair has more than just despair to it, I seek insight to the world of Magika don't assume he is all about war and blood, read my bio in my profile and you may better understand.
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You guys have played Daggerfall, right? Every good breton needs to worship the RIGHT gods, though!

Akatosh - Arkay - Dibella - Julianos - Kynareth - Magnus (the order's chief deity, of course!) - Mara - Phynaster - Sheor - Stendarr - Y'ffre - Zenithar.
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Hey good luck whit your guild ^^


Hello
I am the leader off the guild WAR CRY: http://war-cry.guildlaunch.com/
And we looking for more member we are a hardcore PVP/AvA guild.
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