Topic [A-RP] House Mistmantle
Edited by Braiden on 09/11/12 11:03 (GMT)
Loyalty, Dignity, Determination.
These are the values representing House Mistmantle. Are YOU man or woman enough to uphold them? House Mistmantle wants you!
On billboards throughout the city of Stormwind and villages throughout the kingdom;
ATTENTION, TO SECURE YOUR FORTUNE!
ENLIST FOR SERVICE WITH
Led by Count Braiden Mistmantle
<A very patriotic picture of a Mistmantle bannerman standing on top of a bandit corpse can be seen>
Wanted, Men & Women
Between the ages of 18 and 50 years
FOR ONE OF THE FINEST HOUSEHOLDS IN THE EASTERN KINGDOMS
Clothing, sustenance and comfortable quarters
>Provided upon joining<
Pay from 10 to 30 silver per week to date from day of enlistment
<The poster as it would look in game, made by Kittrina: http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/16/30/15/96/braide14.jpg>
What is this?
House Mistmantle is a concept based around a Baron and his household. If I were to use three words to describe the foundation of the concept it would be secrets, deceit and power. Our aim is to grow in influence and strengthen the base of power the house holds in Stormwind trough any means necessary.
A short history...
House Mistmantle is a Stormwind noble house with roots in Gilneas. The current head of the house is Baron Braiden Arthur Bernard Mistmantle, son of Baron Antol Arthur Royce Mistmantle. Baron Antol was given noble privilidges in Stormwind during the first war against the orcish horde, before that he was lower Gilnean nobility.
The house crest is a purpur twin headed snake on a field of black. The snake as an animal symbolizes cunning, wisdom and power. it has two heads as a symbol of the houses obligation and duty to the Kingdom of Stormwind and the origins of the line in Gilneas. The house motto is "Patience conquers".
Link to artwork of the crest made by Jeanpierre: http://www.disciplesoflight.eu/pics/mistmantle.png
Who can join?
In terms of limitations we do not recruit gnomes, worgen and death knights. Night elves and draenei might be welcome to join but we want characters that do so to have given a fair amount of thought to what would motivate the character to take such a strange turn and what actual use the character would have in the household. It is also of importance to point out that warlocks applying will have to refrain from being open with their talents. Our aim is to have a majority of humans at any rate with dwarves being the second largest group within the household.
In addition to this we want characters that are what we call morally grey, willing to cross most of the moral borders in order to achieve the goals of the house. There is also the option of being gullible and unaware of what is going on under the surface since the house will do quite a bit of acts of compassion and honor since that is expected of noble households.
Were do I sign up?
As of current you can send in game requests via letter to me (Braiden) or to Verheim (guards mainly). If you have any questions you are very welcome to contact me or Verheim as well. In addition to this you can apply at our forums: http://house-mistmantle.wowstead.com/
House Mistmantle and the others...
House Mistmantle encourages interaction with other guilds and individuals outside the guild. Because of this most of the house members will willingly engage in casual random RP or join in on events whenever possible to lend a hand. Just contact us via in game mail/defias RP forums/whispers.
While we always welcome any kind of role, the roles below is the ones we currently need the most.
Guardsmen - Our current number of guardsmen is low, we enjoy having guards with slightly sadistic tendencys and grey morals. Guards can be both common physical fighters and magi. The more we get the more patrol/tax collecting/combat practise can be arranged.
A house doctor - A person with medical knowledge, doesn't have to be a priest or anyone with actual magical healing capability.
The know-it-all - Someone who knows what's happening mainly within the Kingdom of Stormwind but also outside of it. An ideal player for this role would be able to take a lot of initiatives on his/her own in terms of finding/creating info.
Servants - A few more maids/butlers/entertainers/artists and so on would be welcomed. The more we get the more potential for hierarchy/social RP among the servants we'll have.
To help you a bit with inspiration I have written up a few concepts. Some of these concepts has been used/are in use but that does not prevent you from using them.
A (dark iron) dwarf that thrives in making others miserable in a discrete and intellegent way. The sadist is an alchemist by profession (or any other "scholary" line of work). These talents along with a somewhat cold yet correct behaviour seen in public makes this character both a way for the Baron to have an eye on Ironforge and gives him a way to get rid of "unwanted" individuals
An exotic woman either night elf, draenei or human yet not "local". She is seductive and has a way of knowing the tastes of her Baron. In addition to various dances and such she would also serve wine and entertain possible guests.
The huntsman knows his way around the wild. He breeds dogs and horses on behalf of the house to use for hunts or sell profit. He also serves as a senior officer, overseeing the guardsmen. The huntsman is a kind man that enjoys the thrill of the hunt just as much as a good drink in company of ladies or friends.
The scoundrel moves in the shadows of the city, having contacts in the shady underground and keeping track of it while not officially being part of the house. The scoundrel is keen to oblige the will of the Baron and frequently compliments the Baron on his wonderful intellect, stunning wit and unmatched generosity (the latter being the favourite part).
The lesser noble
A person of lesser nobility that ties itself to the house in hopes of gaining influence and power. The Baron has agreed to this and given the lesser noble a measure of influence in his house in exchange for loyalty.
The Baron, being part of a family of Gilnean origin employs a "crone" following the traditions of old, or the harvest if you will. She can often be found by her Barons side, even tough few sees past her cowl. It is said the Baron often comes to this hag for advise, on the other hand word also has it she is some kind of witch. One thing is certain, she seems to be of importance to the Baron.
With reservation for spelling and grammar errors.
Mwhahah, it's so perfect, so perfect! Oh man. *Wipes away tear of joy*
My web of deceit is spreading. ^.^
And up we go. You all know you would like to work for this fellow wouldn't you?
Creds to Wulfgnar for the picture, yes she does commissions.
Edited by Braiden on 09/11/12 11:16 (GMT)
Update: Roles/functions current requested:
* Captain of the guard - Seeing as the current knights are otherwise occupied we require someone new to help out with recruitment and training of guards. The background of this character would be that it has been deployed on the frontlines along with Mistmantle soldiers fighting his majestys wars for him. OOC this person would also be responsible for the RP-PvP part of the house as Lord Mistmantle himself hardly is the type of person to head to the front lines. Lots of responsibility but also alot of possibility in other words. Must be a human character.
* Butler (Handmaiden)/food taster - Seeing as Toulson is otherwise occupied alot of the time nowdays we could use another butler to help out. Seeing as Lord Mistmantle enjoys something pleasing to the eye (yes he's a pig) a handmaiden of sorts can also be accepted if the character applying is female (even tough they traditionally served females historically in the real world) Must be a human character.
* Guardsmen - As always we could use more guardsmen. As there is a current lack of guards in Stormwind city/Elwynn they will also work to uphold the law in addition to guarding the Lord. Can be battle-magi or physical fighters. Humans and dwarves are accepted races for this.
Of course we also recruit servants of various sorts and whatnot. If you have any suggestion not mentioned here or in the main post feel free to give me a whisper in game, contact us via our forums (http://house-mistmantle.wowstead.com/) or send me a PM at the defiasrp forums and I'll be more then willing to discuss it.