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Weyr Wyrmfang
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 1:33 am    Post subject: On other ideas Reply with quote

This is primarily directed towards Conrad, but perhaps worth knowing and debating upon by all members of the Order.

Currently, we have four tiers of membership. As people are coming and going with frequency. Should we look towards membership and rank being separate things? Rank could signify an active participation within the Order allowing people to know who to look to for advice, information, etc. I forsee many members but only a core group of active players.

Just the beginning of an idea.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both, actually. icon_smile.gif

Rank signifies participation as well as whom to look towards first for advice, etc. As pointed out earlier ... the squires are the lowest rank and they are generally still doing a lot of their own adventures and are not called upon for a lot of serious Order business unless absolutely necessary. Sometimes a Knight may take a Squire (or Squires) on a mission, of course ... but it really depends on the case.

As they prove themselves, Squires can be sponsored by a Knight (or a commander) to be knighted. The Knights and commanders are the the individuals who are more involved in the direct function of the Order and undertaking missions on its behalf.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

greetings. I have just read through all seven pages of the Order of the Shining Blades topic, and, except for a few annoyances from evil people, I am amazed and impressed with what I see. I would greatly appreciate iit if you would accept me into the order. My character is only level 9 (nerely level 10), but he would be fully dedicated to the cause, and I (OOC) would try to be as active within the order as possible. my character is below.

Character Name: Ulath Fynolds.
Class: Fighter.
Race: Human.
Level: Level 9.
Alignment: Lawful Good.
Specialises in: Use of a Longsword and Tower Shield together.
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PostTue 10/01/02 12:27pm
We a trying to handle our rercrutment in game. See us out.  Reply with quote
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey guys its been a while and sorry i havent been on alot well i just wanted to ask a question. Am in the guild now but what do i do everyime i play i never see anyone icon_sad.gif or maybe its just me not knowing anyones name well i really want some team work already i try to lvl up by myself but after a while it gets very boring.





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sins/Kira and others ...

We've gone to primarily handling the majority of our recruitment in game rather than just posts. Look for us there or, more over, we'll try to be looking for you. icon_smile.gif Sometimes timezones and such will conflict or the server is full and there might not be someone around to talk to. Sometimes the Eleriina City Watch might be able to steer you in the right direction as they are usually aware of the Order when they are around.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand that recruiting is promarily handled in the game but I would like to post so the order could look out for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:20 am    Post subject: Recruitment Reply with quote

Metelhed, this goes for you and other people who are looking to join

When online check to see if either conrad or one of the lieutenants is online. Which is myself Aspen, Akar or Lauren Bruden.

We need to spend a little time with you, we dont just allow every person in =)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey guys i have a questions i know this isnt about the guild or anything but when i started playing i made a few character and now i have no need for them is there any way i can delete them all i want is my kira i dont want any of my other characters can someone tell me how to delete them.





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PostThu 10/03/02 1:42am
For removing characters, you want to get ahold of BriHurley here on the forums. He takes care of the character storage vault.  Reply with quote
 
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ok thx conrad









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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:46 am    Post subject: Thieving problem Reply with quote

Recently, I have noticed a reoccuring thieving problem, which concerns me greatly. I myself had everything, including soulstones and money taken from me. this in itself, is something I will be able to deal with...when I hunt enough ogre eaters. However, it's not just your odd thief robbing people of all they own. So far today i've seen over 4 other people, not including myself who have had almost everything they own taken from them. I believe this problem needs to be dealt with, before it can totally infest the lands. does anyone have any suggestions as to how exactly it could be solved?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2002 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you ran into is the chain pick-pocketing deal which Gesh has said he was looking to address with some changes to the game. I'm not sure as he's been able to implement it yet or not. Suffice to say, however, if this is happening you want to report it to the "proper authorities" (city watch, Loki Fearshald, etc). There's getting PPed for an item or a bit of gold which is pretty much just part of the game ... but getting stripped down to nothing isn't fun and really isn't allowed.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, I would like to join the Order of the Shining blade.
I'm a lvl 14 Paladin of Torm. And as you understand I am lawfull good.
I hope this is the right place to sign up, the people in the game sad so.
Well that was that, and I hope you accept my offer,

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen Arnout running about here and there, tho I haven't had the chance to say hello. icon_smile.gif

You want to get ahold of myself, Akar, Aspen, Crupal, Vrishnak Hancien or Lauren Bruden in game for the general formalities. We basically try to handle it all in game now as we've grow to the point where we're not actively recruiting but we will always consider a worthy addition.
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PostMon 10/07/02 9:02pm
OK, got it. See you in the game then.  Reply with quote
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2002 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charter

The Order of the Shining Blade is a collection of like-minded adventurers who have banded together to protect the realms of Dysotopia from abject lawlessness and unmitigated evil. The Order respects the rights of all citizens of the realm, regardless of race, religion, or ethical/moral bend, but will intervene on the behalf of rightful rulers and/or the general citizenry when the established law or general good are threatened. The Order seeks to maintain order in the lands so that the citizens may feel free to pursue their ambitions. The Order seeks to assist individuals in their struggles, when possible, and nurture those who respect the tenets which the Order holds dear. Only those who make a mockery of the law or who pose a general threat to all need to fear the judgement of the Shining Blade.

Duty, Honor, Dignity, Courage.

Purpose

It is the purpose of the Order of the Shining Blade to uphold the above listed charter and patrol the lands of Dysotopia towards that end. The authority of the Order is primarily centered in the established settlements of Eleriina, Sylvandale and Kravenwood, but extends to neighboring territories such as the Eleriina Valley, Southern Great Forest, and the Kravenwood Lowlands.

The Order of the Shining Blade is not a group of bounty hunters, but a multi-regional organization which is ever wary of upholding the given laws and accepted practices of a region and protecting the citizens within. The Order endeavors to make it so the residents may conduct their lives within their home cities without fear of maniacal evil or anarchy.

The Order stands for justice and the general good of all, and desires to resolve that which it can without conflict. The Order also understands that some cannot be reasoned with and only recognize justice delivered from the end of a blade.

General Rules

Afford all due respect to other members of the Order, not simply those who carry higher rank.

Patrol the regions in balanced parties, seeking to uphold the Order's charter and help those in need if their ends are noble.

Afford courtesy to those who are courteous to you, regardless of their affiliation or profession.

Be patient with those who are less worldly and/or hold different views, but do not compromise on the principles which the Order holds dear.

Deal with hostility with intellect as well as might, defending those who are in need and bringing to justice those who would run roughshod over that which the Order holds forth as true.

Endeavor to fight with dignity and honor should a matter escalate into open combat.

Afford mercy when merit calls for it, but to not shirk from delivering final judgement on those who deserve such.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow or bloody other this thread ended up private ... LOL ... so it's been deprivatized.

Hmm ... that sounds almost ... communist. :/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well tis the most popular thread according to statistics icon_smile.gif Everybody wants (wanted) to know about us hehe
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2002 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happened to this one? Why doesnt it appear under groups? Im sure it did before.

Ah well, if you are over, how about merging with the Order of the Howling Wolf?
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PostWed 12/18/02 12:33pm
Oh we're still around ...  Reply with quote
 
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PostWed 12/18/02 1:30pm
Well, why cant I find you under the groups? You were there about two days ago.  Reply with quote
 
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PostWed 12/18/02 11:00pm
Because the group is no longer visible. icon_smile.gif Simple.  Reply with quote
 
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PostWed 12/18/02 11:05pm
Heh, Conrad. I heard this rumour about someone else being the leader now.
Don't remember the name. Not true right?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No ... not true ...

However!

... if we want to get into semantics ... there are a few former OSBers who made their own mod and quit Dyso entirely. They wanted me to go over and play there, too. I basically made no promises on it and while I did check out the mod once or twice (nice and all), Dyso's my home server until such time it isn't around anymore. I don't have the time or energy to devote activity to several servers.

Anyhow ... they based the mod around the OSB concept (or their interpretation of it anyhow) and I suspect one of them decided that I had "quit" and they named one of their regulars as the new leader. So be it ... whatever ... but insofar as I am concerned the OSB only exists on Dyso. Hell, they always insisted on calling it "Order of the Shining Blades" no matter how many times I told them it was singular (Blade), not plural (Blades).
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Heh, good to hear. So, they formed another guild with same name (except the pluralis) on a different server?!
That sounds very fishy...
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Nothing fishy about it, Kindo ... simply taking an established idea from someone else and then using it yourself. Usually people call it intellectual property theft ... but I've grown so used to it over the years (it's not the first time I've had an RPG concept "borrowed"), it's just not worth losing sleep over it. They start making money off it, however, and then matters change dramatically. icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clearing something up which seems to be a misconception, since I get mail every few days concerning such ...

The Order of the Shining Blade generally does not accept applications for membership. You may ask us about it, certainly, but in general we scout out and observe the worthy and approach them about joining before they ask us. There is no application process in a formal sense ... what we do is recruit, not take applicants.

Certainly there is no harm in anyone asking about joining, but we don't employ an "open door" policy and reserve the right to observe any possible members for a period of time before asking them about it. Even after that ... squiring for the Order is not the same as being a full Knight of the Order. There is some time involved and we like to get to know you before we offer a squirehood or membership in most cases.

We understand these considerations often will make people not want to join because we are not an "instant gratification" group ... nor are we a particularly agenda-driven group (in other words, we're not looking to wage wars and what not ... we view ourselves more as peacekeepers, judges and negotiators who only use force when needed). While we are primarily based around Knightly (paladin/cleric influenced) principles ... any class is welcome, so long as they uphold our charter and follow the ethical and moral compasses that fit best to our beliefs (i.e. Lawful Good, Lawful Neutral, and Neutral Good).

That all said ... I hope that clears it up. icon_smile.gif
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PostSat 03/08/03 8:30pm
Conrad the Sword of William V (lvl 9 fighter LG) is at the orders service. I hope to jion the ranks and serve helm better  Reply with quote
 
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