Topic Earthen Ring Lore
The Siege of Ahn'Qiraj (Part 4)
The day had finally come. Together with a few allies and several Horde soldiers, the Bloodblade Legion made their final assault on Ahn'Qiraj. They used some sort of teleporting devices to get through the shield where they fought several Twilight cultists, Ogres and Faceless Ones. After they had breached the first defenses, Warlord Dragrom Bloodblade was teleported away from the lost city by Akamado Stormeye.
The remaining group followed two of Akamado's elite apprentices and came to the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. Here they fought the two Cultists and two massive guardian statues, before Akamado went to the biggest parts of the ruins.
While there, the group fought tentacles which Akamado had activated and was forced to see visions of the possible future.
They moved on and fought six of the Elite Cultists before being able to desteroy the crystal which held up the shield wall. Shortly thereafter, they were ambushed by Twilight Drakes and their riders which was taken down fast and with ease.
Then, the hour had come. Blood Guard Hagthor challenged Akamado in a Mak'gora. Akamado was severly wounded after been having the upper hand and visions of his tragic past started to show in everyone's mind. They saw that he once was loved, how he turned to the Twilight's Hammer Cult, and when he cold bloodedly killed the people who stood him closest.
In pure rage and fury, Akamado summoned a thunderstorm. Centurion Targok and Blademaster Trisscar tried to stop him, but he continued. Then, Hagthor charged and sent his sword at Akamado's crown, the source he has to be able to manipulate the elements and spirits. A lightning flew down at the wicked Twilight Commander, and only the crown was left.
But before his demise, Akamado had sent hundred of Silithid at the group and his military Commander, Granhka, kidnapped the Kor'Kron Sergeant. But, Dragrom came with several Wind Riders and made sure that everyone could leave the ruins safely.
Edited by Gnæus on 12/02/12 10:34 (GMT)
The Battle for the Mage District.
Taking place after the attack upon the Guard's HQ by the Rose Organisation, the Commander of the Guard at that time, Aramor Stern, created the Martial Law. Any Rose were shot on sight.. so the organisation slipped out of the city.
To cut a long story short, upon their return, the Rose instantly attacked the guard outposts at the entrances of the Mage district. Pushing their way through and holing up in the taverns to await the Guards retaliation onslaught. Beating them back out of the district, the Rose had a momentary peace to recover from the brutal fighting.
A couple days later, it was only in turn that the combined might of the Infantry's B company and the Guard came crashing down upon the Rose resistance of Thugs and well trained Death's Hand members in the Mage district. There, the Rose fought hard but the Guard fought harder. It was only in turn that the Rose were once again pushed out from the city, their losses staggering, as were the Guardsmen from both sides. Finally, the district was free from the Rose, at least for a little while it seemed..
Quint has informed me that I missed some stuff from my own lore-summary...
The Republican Troubles of the post-Westbrook era, as reported by the Blunderer. 'Red September' (which started with a massacre of protests in Old Town and went on with riots outside the keep and martial law). The Lordaeron Offensive, he notes, was bigger than just the Remnants. "Then there's the Scourge Invasions," he says, "which happened everywhere but happened in a unique way on ER (e.g. the semi-dictatorship and the quarantines)". This is not to mention the Dwarven District Quarantine, in which the whole area was consumed by undead plague for a night and guards and paladins struggled to keep people out (and in).
There have been two political crises involving breakdowns of relations between Stormwind and Theramore; one which was a proxy war for struggling factions of the House of Nobles, and the other which was over Coragon getting framed for murder. Then there was the Six-Day War in Ashenvale, where Night Elven paramilitaries sparked a brief but furious battle which ended with the negotiation of a highly controversial treaty and the suicide of one of the Elven war leaders. There were military scuffles over Northwatch. Finally various anti-cultist 'secret wars' have been going on continuously since the server began.
Quint would also like to note that when using The Blunderer as a server history resource you should beware because at points it just straight-up lies. For example, regarding the September Riots, the Blunderer reports:
"A disgruntled labourer ... attacked with his fists Private Edgar Adalwolfe. A scuffle ensued and was ended shortly by Pvt. Adalwolfe's gun discharging into Mr Brent".
As if the gun just accidentally went off. What really happened is that Adalwolfe kept taunting a protester until the protester punched him on the jaw, at which point the rifleman very deliberately shot him. So watch out!
I have been going through my PC, and I've found a few videos:
One was the video made by the Alliance Herald, covering the Ahn Quiraj event
One was a Gnome Race back in 2006 from Dun Morogh to Stormwind
Some were some old raids of Onyxia, Blackwing Lair and Molten Core.
Let me know if you'd like any of these uploaded to Youtube. I'll run them through my editing software first to clean them up and improve the quality, but I'm happy to do it if it would help.
I have no idea what this particular riot was actually named... But I remember the martial law and those Republican scum taking hostages and barricading themselves inside the.. Blue Recluse I think it was. Many involved met a gruesome and fiery death.
Kidnapping and beating-up of a Thirteenth medic was also fun...
Which rebellion would that have been, if it rings any bells at all? I'm mighty curious but dreadful with remembering dates.
That was very likely the conclusion of 'Red September', if I'm not mistaken.
By the way, Shaemus - I'd be very interested in seeing the former two of those videos.
But I have another question. I've just come into a website (bought it to keep my guild forums going and plan to piggyback other projects off it). And right now, my hosting service seems to offer unlimited bandwidth and unlimited webspace. So I'm trying to work out if there's any reason I could not/should not install wiki software and host a new Earthen Ring wiki, because I know I'm not the only one who finds the free wiki software currently in use to be deeply unattractive.
You did this before - what did it require of you? What were the pitfalls? Is there anything you would advise me to be cautious of if I take on the project?
(The corrupted Fel Orcs) Part 1
A while ago, The Bloodblade Legion, the now well known Regiment in the Kor'Kron Elite, was stationed in Desolace, where they had to gather information about the Dark Horde and their current movements along side with attacking some remaining Burning Blade Orcs which had joined forces with the native Centaurs.
Here Blood Guard Hagthor came up with a new strategy which would be used in other missions and operations in the future. As the mission progressed forward, The BBL (Bloodblade Legion) encountered Fel Orcs, but these were no ordinary Fel Orcs. . . No, they were corrupted, looking like failing experiments. Much stronger, with glowing dark green eyes, spikes shooting out from their bodies and much more savage.
Centurion Targok was furious, he had not forgot Thralls teaching on what the New Horde should aim for becoming, he had learned many things while serving Warchief Thrall in the Third War and Warchief Doomhammer before him in the Second War.
He decided to investigate this matter, personally.
(The corrupted Fel Orcs) Part 2
As time went by, Targok had deployed scouts all over Azeroth, to gather information about the Fel Orcs the BBL had encountered In Desolace. First time he saw them, he instantly remembered when he himself drank the blood of the foul Pitlord demon, Mannaroth the Destructor many, years ago, and yet he remembered the feeling so well, he had been a mindless savage hungering for war, the clash of steel, the final scream of his enemies as he cleaved their skulls, which was how he had gotten the name “Skullscleaver”.
After Grommash Hellscream sacrificed himself and freeing the Orcs from the bloodpact, the orcs were finally free from their curse and the demon claws. They were taught a new way of life, a way of wisdom and understanding, and they should rebuild their society as true orcs, still united as the Horde though, but they should rebuild themselves with Strength, Endurance and most important, Honor. Despite the changes of the Horde because of the new Warchief, Targok still had sworn the bloodoath, binding him the Horde and its Warchief and he would gladly die an Honorable and Glorious death, giving his life for it without a second thought… But he had not forgotten.
And that was why he was so obsessed with these corrupted fel orcs. Fel Orcs were bad enough as they were, but these… These were a true abomination! A disgrace to the Orcs as a race, and to Thralls teaching. He fell back in the chair of his office, rubbing his forehead. He then started looking through reports and the usual paperwork, when he came across a message; he opened it and cruised through it. Finally! There was word about the Fel Orcs, the description of he had been giving his scouts, had matched some who had been spotted in Outland. He rose from his chair, he was already thinking of what would be needed on this trip, food, water, weapons, armor etc. etc. his mind slightly touched Nagrand, a quick visit there before leaving would do him good.
(The corrupted Fel Orcs) part 3
Outland, the First Raid:
Targok was laying the final touch on his plans for raiding the Hellfire Citadel. His scout has informed him that some small time leaders of the Dark Horde had been spotted as well, if an upcoming alliance would form between the Dark Horde and what’s left of the remaining Fel Orcs, this would be a matter that must be taken care of, before the thoughts and theories would become reality…
Blood Guard Kargh and Blood Guard Hagthor were there to aid him and some warriors of the Thunderstrikes Outrunners had showed up to get a piece of the action. The scout group the Centurion had assembled, had still not returned, he was puzzled rather than worried. He gave the Kor’Krons and the Outrunners a short debrief before moving out.
As the group entered the Citadel, they were met by the sight of the scout, all slaughtered… Centurion gave the order to attack and kill all at sight; the group went deeper and deeper into the Citadel before stumbling upon a huge door, no a huge Gate! Which was locked. Blood Guard Hagthor, searchingly inspected the walls in the room, and found a hollow spot, with the combined strength of the Blood Guard and the Centurion; they were able to smash through it, into a long dark corridor, with the smell of a sewer. The group finally found their way out, where they were met by a Orc Warlock, killing his own henchmen, for fun. They readied themselves for battle and charged the Warlock, the Warlock were clearly an officer of some sort and had the upper-hand throughout the entire battle. It was only because of his overconfidence and a good axe throw to his head the group defeated him, a closer inspection of the Warlock would tell them, that he indeed was a commander of the Dark Horde, Azil’koth the Wicked, which the Horde had been looking for a long time. As the group was heading out to get some well deserved rest, one of the large Orc statues was coming to life, giving the group a final surprise before retreating.
Well actually, they weren’t retreating, they were just advancing backwards.
Edited by Dragrom on 06/03/12 06:13 (GMT)
(The Corrupted Fel Orcs) Part 5
The second citadel raid: Unfortunetly, the Centurion could not attend to this certain mission. Instead, Warlord Dragrom Bloodblade, leader of his Legion, led this one. He, Blood Guard Hagthor, and two Shadow followers, after a quick brief, went into the citadel to search for a group of scouts.
Inside the Hellfire Citadel, which Dragrom knew well from the days of his youth, they found the scout group. As suspected, they had all been butchered. He and Hagthor searched their corpses for any items, information, or the like. While the two Shadow followers slaughtered the Corrupted nearby, Dragrom found a book which held information about the leaders behind this corruption project. One of them, was Akamado Stormeye, who had been killed earlier the same month. Another was Drukthol Feelteeth, Shadow Council Warlock. Some were demons, others were Warlocks and the like. But one, the overseer of the abominations' training here in Outland, a Warlord, was deeper into the group's current corridors. And they went after his head.
After a few short skrimishes and climbing through the sewers, the group encountered a Shadowlord who teleported himself to safety faster then the fight itself. Cursing under his breath, Dragrom realized he was one of the leaders.
As they went deeper, the raiding party was shot towards by archers. They took cover, and with every chance, kept on charging closer. As they came into the line of Corrupted, they shouted warcries and slaughtered the abominations.
After fighting their way through the Fel Orc training grounds, the few Horde adventurers came to a two-headed Ogre. They took him down quickly, but only to set a trap! Barely surviving it, Dragrom watched, horrified, as a mass of scorpions crawled away with his adopted son, Hagthor. Then it was all over. Dragrom led the Shadow followers a small corridor further where they found the Warlord. He was extremely mutated, but incredibly strong. He was taken down, but, they were standing on a fence over lava. As he fell, the Corrupted Warlord tore the fence apart with his scythe hands. With one second to go, the three Horde fighters jumped off the fighting scene and survived, before going home with the information.
Blood Guard Hagthor returned a few days later, as healthy as ever!
(The corrupted Fel Orcs) Part 4
The second raid:
Centurion Targok stood overlooking a map of Outland, focusing his eyes on the area called Hellfire Peninsula, he hadn’t slept for three days straight, his mind only focusing on his mission, on the Fel Orcs, he was tired, grumpy and aggressive. An Orc, wearing plated armor walked in into the room, it was the head of The Bloodblade Legion, Warlord Dragrom Bloodblade. As Targok head the metal clanking, he looked up and saw the Warlord, he saluted him shortly before turning his gaze to the map.
Dragrom stood with his arms crossed, looking at his second in command before saying, ”You look horrible”. The Centurion was not sure if it was a joke or not, he just calmly responded, “The next operation will begin in 16 hours”. “Good to know, ‘cause you are dismissed, effective immediately then”. Targok froze, slowly raising and looking his old friend in the eye, “And what do you mean by that?” “I meant what I said; you’re not going. I’ll lead this mission myself, so give me a sitrep and information about what I need to know and what to look for”
Targok was not sure how to react, and being tired and all, he wasn’t thinking clearly. “YOU CANNOT DO THIS TO ME!?! The TIME and EFFORT I’ve put into this operation is-…” “IS MORE THAN ENOUGH CENTURION!! As the second in command, I need you to be at your best physically and mentally, and by judging your look, you are not one of these at this moment… I’m sending you to Nagrand for five days to get some rest, go fishing, huntin’ or a good spar whatever that make you relaxing.”
Targok was still outrages, but when the Warlord mentioned Nagrand, he slightly calmed down. He looked down still breathing heavily - “Whatever you say, Warlord.” “Good, I expect you to leave Thrallmar tonight; I’ll take over from now until your returning.”
Later that night, Targok rode towards Nagrand, he would not participate in the second mission in Hellfire Citadel.
Edited by Targok on 06/03/12 08:50 (GMT)
(The corrupted Fel Orcs) Part 6
The third raid:
The Centurion had finally returned from Nagrand, and the Warlord in the mean time, had already found even more information and made ready for another mission in the Citadel. The group would this time consist of Warlord Dragrom, Centurion Targok, Blood Guard Hagthor and two new recruits of the Legion.
This time they finally found the place, where the Corrupted Fel Orcs were created, at was a hideous place, filled with horrific tools of torture, books and potions spread across the floor, small chambers filled with what would look like twisted bodies of the Warlocks failed experiments. Targok had in his absent, been thinking. What corrupted the Orcs to begin with?...
That was the Blood pact the Orcs had made with the Demon, Mannaroth, by drinking his blood they would turn into the savages they was when they first set their foot on Azeroth, Fel Orcs. He knew that they would need a key ingredient to turn the Fel Orcs into tose they had encountered in previous missions. The Blood of a Pitlord… As the Legion fought its way through the dungeon, their worst expectations would turn out to be true. . . There was indeed a Pitlord Demon located in the Citadel, Lots and lots of cleric’s, warlock and other spellcasters was tasked to lock the Demon in a steel-mate with their powers. The Legion had no way near enough men at this point, to take out neither the spellcaster nor the Pitlord. They decided to advance backwards, besides, their main objective was accomplished, they had finally found the place where the Corrupted orcs were being created, and how they did create them. Now the final task lays ahead, to kill the Demon Pitlord.
Edited by Aenott on 07/03/12 13:47 (GMT)
Back to ER lore, there was the Redspear Horde who were, I seem to recall, some sort of a foreign legion to the Horde. They were eventually an outcast for fighting the Alliance instead of negotiating peace.
Or that is how I remember my adventures with them when I was a young and naive warlock.
Back to ER lore, there was the Redspear Horde who were, I seem to recall, some sort of a foreign legion to the Horde. They were eventually an outcast for fighting the Alliance instead of negotiating peace.
The Redspear Horde was an RP-PVP guild established in 2009 by Ngozi and Rikkitazi (And Karghos, who was unfortunately never a hugely active member despite the guild baring his second namel!) It was a seperatist guild, based in Stranglethorn Vale, dissatisfied with Thrall's leadership and hungry for war. Over time they built up a fairly large group of warriors - Ngozi as the chief, Rikkitazi as our sort of den-mother and Kalazhi as a war-leader.
We ran from to January 2009 to October of the same year, during which time we arranged a few conflicts with the Alliance. The ones I recall most are the raids on Darkshire, where we fought against Leopold and his men, and the battles over the Thandol Span.
Unfortunately, being seperate from the Horde put the group in a difficult position and eventually they were unable to support themselves.
IC, Rikkitazi and Ngozi fled into the deep jungles and have yet to be seen again. Kalazhi Thunderhorn exiled herself to Tanaris for a few years; when Garrosh Hellscream came to power, he officially pardoned the Redspears and welcomed those that remained back into the Horde. Kalazhi is one of the Kor'kron elite now - what happened to the rest of the old Redspears, I wonder? Let us know!
Aenott became a full time mercenary for the Royal Apothecary Society for a while. She has also been spending a great deal of time away from Azeroth until recently, presumably somewhere in the Twisting Nether.
After the incident at the Wrathgate (where she was not present) the R.A.S. seems to have been quite silent and has not had any further work for her.
She is currently wandering Azeroth, picking up mercenary work where she finds it and killing humans and other alliance filth at every opportunity.
She has also been seen in the goblin run arena from time to time. The goblins pay very well for skilled gladiators and it's a great way for her to hone her skills in - undisclosed magical discipline.
The Bloodblade Legions Siege on the Blackrock Mountain has come to an end and was indeed successful in its purpose. The Blood Guard, Hagthor Bloodblade got his eye sight back, and a wicked new blade!
Feel free to share your stories here.