Hello everyone! I am no stranger to Kaldorei lore, but I am relearning how to play my elven characters after a long break. I fell in love with the Gilnean lore when Cataclysm was released, and my kaldorei were shelved or deleted.
The character customizations underwhelmed me, and the Worgen aspect was a shiny new penny. With the additions made in the upcoming expansion, however, I once again have elf fever.
I heard about The Silver Circle through a friend, who has been instrumental in my Kaldorei re-education. She has been the beacon of elven RP, even when I went through my "I hate elves" phase. She was always one I loved to see and interact with. I've also flown over gatherings of The Silver Circle several times as my druidess calls Val'sharah home.
It wasn't until recently that I was directed to the website, and here we are! The more time that passes, the more sure I am that I want my elven to find a flourishing community to interact in. While my druidess is undoubtedly closer to The Silver Circle home base, the guild concept speaks deeply to my huntress.
I would love to interact with the guild, dip her proverbial toes in the pool, and see if it is a good fit for all those involved.
Now that we have that all out in the open, here are those writing prompts!
OOC: What about the kaldorei inspires you, and what is your favorite thing about them? I will admit to being hot or cold when it comes to kaldorei lore. There are some things that I not only admire but deeply respect. On the flip side of that, there are specific topics that I feel lack appeal. The one thing that I have always found positively inspiring was their ability to own up and learn from their mistakes. The Well of Eternity and the disastrous events that followed echo through their history. Rather than brush aside the Sundering (and Sargeras with his Burning Legion) as a 'well now we know' moment, their culture was changed, for the better, to its root.
IC: What memory has the most impact on your character's life, and does it drive them today? The Burning of Teldrassil aside, I can't imagine that not impacting any Kaldorei, the death of Cenarius in the Third War. Faelyrin has been a Sentinel for almost all of her long life. That War, it wasn't just the loss of countless Sisters in Arms, but the demi-god. It was her first experience with a loss on an epic scale, and it shook her to her very core. Like many other Sentinels, she joined The Great Hunt, happily hunting orcs as repayment for her comrades' deaths and the murder of Cenarius.
OOC: Describe your dream job or the hobbies you most enjoy and why. My dream job? I am the mother of five, and I stay at home. Earlier in my life, I wouldn't have imagined I would even come close to enjoying the role of homemaker. Years with the title, though, and I can't imagine a better job, even if the salary sucks. I suppose I would LOVE to get paid to read. That isn't so much a hobby as an addiction. Writing has always been something that I enjoy—doodling too! My character art is by no means fantastic, but it helps me get into a headspace like no other!
IC: What skills can your character teach, and do they have any hidden talents? Faelyrin has been a Sentinel for centuries and more. She is skilled in most weapons, although she favors glaives and a bow above all else. She also has a natural affinity towards beast mastery and the "taming" of wild creatures. Though she has seldom stepped into the role of a teacher, she is equipped to do so in most weaponry and forms of combat, including aerial warfare. A hidden talent would have to be her growing skill as a fletcher and leatherworker.
OOC: What personal strengths and weaknesses do you want to develop as a writer? What a loaded question! Should I give the arrogant 'I've been roleplaying for twenty years, my writing is perfection' answer? In all seriousness, I never set goals for my writing development because I never want to get tunnel vision on one particular aspect. I have been writing since I was a teen, and each year, I can look back and see how much I've grown by being open to so many different writing styles. Call me a pirate, if you will, but everyone I experience along the way is a secret teacher of sorts, unknowingly letting me plunder their knowledge and skills. As far as personal strengths and weaknesses? My strength is the ability to "hear" my character and respond as they would in situations. My weakness is 100% my speed (snail) and lousy habit for being long-winded.
IC: Name one thing you love about your character and one thing you'd like to improve for them. Although she hides a great deal of her -- everything, I love Faeyrin's passion and dedication. She wholly believes that it is her reason for existence to protect her people. While she might not always (hardly ever these days) agree with leadership when their decisions seem more political, deep down, she will always do what is best for the Kaldorei. One thing I would like to see improved for her is her ability (or lack thereof) to open up and start to trust people. She is very guarded and quiet. I would love to see her evolve past her taciturn ways.
OOC: Describe your hopes and expectations for your ideal roleplay community. My hopes for any roleplaying community is what many refer to as a pipe dream. I want to join a community where I don't feel like NPC #42 in Big Name's Never-Ending Story of How They're the Biggest and Most Important Elf on Azeroth. I want to be heard because so many communities are lacking in communication. I want meaningful roleplay, not just fluff events that never develop any characters that are involved. I'm not too fond of cliques and would rather have the good habit of inclusion practiced. I want the drama only to be IC.
IC: Is your character spiritual, and what made them that way? Yes, she is polytheistic, simply because she was raised to worship and believe in Elune and the Wild Gods. It was the way of life, and growing up, with so few her age, speaking to Elune made her feel a little less alone. However, it wasn't until she lost her first sister in arms that her faith was cemented. That deep void that grief left in its wake bearable when her Aunt told her the story of fallen Sentinels. She told her how they were raised to the heavens by Elune herself, becoming guiding stars for those that they left behind.
OOC: Are you an introvert or extrovert, and what does your ideal get together consist of? I'm an extroverted introvert—sort of. Being social has always come easy, but I prefer smaller groups and plenty of space at times. My ideal get together is on the smaller side, more relaxed than forty people trying to talk at once—quality, not quantity. I want to spend quality time with people. Not see how many people I can spend time with.
IC: Does your character like going on adventures, or would they prefer to stay home and relax, why? Yes. Fae likes to go on adventures; however, the more people involved in said adventure, the more she wishes she had stayed at home. She is by no means a hermit, but she isn't one for big group adventures: caravans, large-scale organized warfare, the Darkmoon Faire. Those aren't adventures she would jump to be a part of. Long life of perpetual isolation has impacted her ability to be a social butterfly.
Thank you for your interest in Silver Circle and for taking the time to introduce yourself to us! Your character sounds very interesting, and I'd love to learn why she may leave service as a Sentinel in favor of adventuring. I'm also very interested to learn what parts of Kaldorei lore lack appeal, in your opinion.
I can imagine that being at home with five kids can make your schedule pretty flexible, or inflexible, depending on the day. What time of day do you find that you are most frequently able to enjoy writing, gameplay or roleplay - and would you like to arrange some roleplay with us?
We have a campaign event that is scheduled to take place tomorrow evening (August 26th) at 5:30pm server time, hosted by Shaureyne. Campaign events sometimes have upwards of 10 participants, so if you would prefer to come meet us in a smaller group please let us know. There is a casual community event hosted by Iyora of <Moonglaive Sentinels> on Thursday, and a Casual/D20 even hosted by one of our members, Elieene, on Saturday. You can follow upcoming roleplay events on our Event Calendar.
Though I am currently spending a lot of time playtesting the beta, to prepare for the new lore and potential guild storylines, please feel free to add me (in-game: Feyawen) and don't hesitate to PM me to say hi, ask questions, or to set up some roleplay if/when you see me in-game!
I look forward to meeting you and roleplaying with you soon! 🌙😎
Hello Feyawen! I'm so glad to hear back from you. After reading through the website, the guild's About Page, the Rules, and the Paths that you offer, I am beyond impressed with the depth and quality your community strives for.
I do want to address the comment on leaving the Sentinel Service for adventuring. Faelyrin has served for many years, joining the smaller sect of The Silverwing Sentinels after the Third War. The recent war has taken her out of Ashenvale, to Darkshore, and beyond. It was her duty to come to the aid of her people. While she is more part of the reserved forces these days, her long years granting her a bit of leeway to join other like-minded individuals, she will ALWAYS be a Sentinel. That call to protect her people will always be answered. It was my understanding that was one of the core values of The Silver Circle, thus one of the many reasons it spoke so profoundly to my huntress.
As for my opinion on unappealing lore, the Malfurion, Tyrande, Illidan love triangle is not a favorite. It just smacks of a toxic relationship on so many levels. I would be lying if I didn't say it makes me eye-roll the same way I did when reading the love triangle in Twilight. I understand that is a HUGE piece of lore, and while I'm not too fond of it, I fully accept it and don't try to re-write some non-sensical canon to fit my desire for a healthier history. I hope my candor in that isn't an issue.
I was looking at your event calendar, and my availability is relatively flexible. I am on most nights from 5:00 p.m. server time until sleep deprivation takes me. Faelyrin is heading back towards Kalimdor this week, and it isn't too far fetched that she would head to Winterspring. She frequents there regularly because of the sabers. She is also a skilled skinner and leatherworker, and I see that the group is looking for Chimera Leather.
If the member leading the event on Saturday wouldn't mind a stranger tagging along, I would love to join or even observe if sign-ups are full. Whatever everyone is comfortable with.
I will send you my discord information, as I see we are both in the Kaldorei Community; that way, we don't have to play forum tag or try to catch each other in-game.