Message from Guardian of War, Thinius Shadowfern, to the members of the Silver Circle.
A new Sentinel cadre has arrived in Val'sharah, led by Sentinel Commander Sathria Shadowhand. Shadowhand's unit has been tasked with the duty of securing Lightsong's defenses and restoring order and prosperity to the borderland village many of us call home.
At the end of Bael'asta, Commander Shadowhand dispatched a scout to investigate the progress of the Dreamweaver Lumber Harvest, which we helped to organize with the Duskwatch Saberguard during our last Council Glade at Rhut'van Peak in Azsuna. However, that scout has not reported back in some days.
Commander Shadowhand has requested our aid to locate the unaccounted scout. A copy of her missive is enclosed with this message. Those of you interested and able to lend your aid can expect to depart as early as the 8th of Curuhen.
In preparation for this mission, I will be organizing a terrain exercise in Azsuna where volunteers may test their skills in camouflage and navigating difficult ground. Volunteers interested in partaking of this exercise may join me tomorrow night in Lightsong.
CURUHEN (NOVEMBER)Called the month of “Lingering Spirits”, Curuhen marks a spiritual time when the spirits of the forest cull life from the last tree and preserve it through winter. For most kaldorei, Curuhen is a time for farewell, when ancestors are remembered and preparations for winter are made.
In Curuhen, the Silver Circle's long investigation to find the missing Bradensbrook Refugees has drawn to a close, but the aftermath of what transpired at the Black Rook Hold is not yet done. A new Sentinel cadre has arrived to the forests of Val'sharah, and they have their eyes on Suramar... With the tenuous peace under threat, the Silversworn step in to assist.
[Campaign] COURT OF REPRISAL
The Circle is called on one more task to complete in Val'sharah before winter completely rolls around to tie up one more loose end. Commander Sathria Shadowhand newly arrived has partitioned the Silver Circle's aid in finding our druids collecting lumber in Suramar after they've gone silent.
IC letter from Sathria Shadowhand :
Those who are interested in joining Silver Circle for roleplay, to get to know us or to potentially join in the near future, we strongly encourage you to make use of our Introduction Prompts. Information regarding our recruitment process can be found here! If you are interested in attending one or more of our events, please check our event calendar to see what roleplay we have in store!
[Update] Council Glade Variations
Beginning next month, at the start of the Winter season, we will be rolling out some minor changes to our Council Glade gatherings that will make them align more closely with each of the four paths. Council Glades held in the Winter months will be aligned with the Path of the Moon, Spring will be aligned with the Path of the Wild, Summer will be aligned with the Path of the Hunt, and Autumn will be aligned with the Path of War. This does not mean the meetings will be exclusive to each path, rather, as the seasons change, the Council Glade gatherings will be hosted by those respective path leaders and may carry additional elements related to those paths.
As a reminder for all members and affiliates using our chat channels in and/or out of game, please be mindful of spoilers even as new content is released. Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that spoilers remain confined to the #spoilers channel in our Discord server as new content unlocks and future content is datamined, as well as to exercise caution about spoiling content for others who don't want to see it yet, or wish to fully experience it themselves.
⚠️ Important: Please do not leak spoilers in roleplay during guild events. The big IC reveals about Shadowlands will be a slow-burn until otherwise revealed during Council Glade or other guild events.
Path Updates 2021
While the path system is in the process of reconstruction we intent to install a temporary version of the new paths, with their new tasks, before the end of this month.
We are still in the process of working with an artist at Paizo to update our Path Trees, and the anticipated end date of the project is currently December 15, 2021. After the art is complete, the lengthy process of constructing the images for interactive HTML5 will be underway.
In the meantime, please keep an eye out for the installation of the new paths and their updated tasks, laws, and 'ranks'. If anyone has questions regarding the paths, please do not hesitate to reach out to the leader of that path, or contact another available officer.
On October 28, 2021 Activition Blizzard issued a press release in the form of a letter straight from the desk of CEO Bobby Kotick. Forced arbitration has been abolished, for cases that deal in sexual harassment and discrimination. Kotick has promised that ABK will be implementing a "zero-tolerance" company-wide, with regard to issues of harassment and retaliation. In addition to that, Kotick has vowed to increase the percentage of women and non-binary people in their workforce by 50% and will invest $250 million to accelerate those opportunities. Kotick has also personally requested to reduce his pay to the lowest amount California law will allow for people earning salary, which is roughly $62,500. Lastly, Kotick promised to 'increase visibility on pay equality'. It was a huge win for the ABK Workers Alliance. Not all four (4) of the ABK Worker's Alliance demands have been met or addressed.
ABK Worker's Alliance still need to see change not only in the recruitment and onboarding process of new employees, but the fair elevation of current employees and contractors to improve representation at all levels. The implementation of a third party auditor (or auditors) and full publication on relative compensation are also essential to ensure the necessary changes are long-lasting for years to come.
Silver Circle still stands in solidarity with the workers of Activision Blizzard King (ABK), and support their remaining demands for a better ABK. We will continue to post this reminder until all of the ABK employee demands acknowledged and met. To support #EndAbuseInGaming, Silver Circle will feature the following charities each month in our news post to continue to raise awareness and encourage folks to continue supporting positive change.
Women in Games International
Black Girls Code
Girls Who Code
Women in Animation
Futures without Violence
RAINN (The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)