19 Nov 2010 Informative & useful threads for Roleplayers This thread contains a compilation of informative and useful threads for the roleplaying community. If there are any threads that should be added or removed from this list, please report them using the red bio-hazard symbol that can be found next to the thread's subject title (Reason: Sticky Request) General Guides and Information: [Guide] Why RP?: or Why we talk funny by Adnaw - [Guide] Guild Recruitment - Your Advice by Adnaw - [Guide] The Conversationalist's Handbook by Azhaan - Roleplaying and Character Guides: [Guide] How to have "Lok’tar" in Orc roleplay - [Guide] How to Roleplay a Warlock by Velynia - [Guide] How to roleplay Tauren? by Takuur - [Guide] Blood Elf Roleplaying by Sorathiel - [Guide] Heroic virtues, heroic flaws by Edanna - [Guide] Roleplaying a Night Elf character by Aldrannath - [Guide] Military RP by Steelhammer - [Guide] Simple character backgrounds for beginners by Edanna - [Guide] An undead's guide to... Gnome RP! by Mharla - [Guide] A Sailor's Walk: a "guide" for nautical roleplay by Scurvy - [Guide] Draenei roleplaying by Sikon - [Guide] Shapeshifting by Edanna - [Guide] Dwarf Roleplaying by Thunderbraid - [Guide] Creating and maintaining characters by Gremkarc - [Guide] Dark Ranger roleplay – a guide and general advice by Lyanea - [Guide] How to Roleplay a Death Knight by Koránith - [Guide] The Dark Lady and Her Forsaken by Viatrix - [Guide] How to Roleplay a Pandaren by Skrauhg - Lore and Resources: [Guide / Lore] Draenei Information by Naiyu - [Guide/ Lore] Time is Money: Goblins in Cataclysm by Adnaw - [Guide/ Lore] Howling Oak: Worgen in Cataclysm by Adnaw - [Guide] RP Gear & Props List! by Normie - Macros and Add-ons: RP AddOns by Gehco - Epic Tales & Stories: <none added yet> Community: <none added yet> Miscellaneous: [Guide] Infernal Key - Guide to Demonic Summonings by Sophyra - 19 Nov 2010
5h Rate the appearance of the character above you #8 (And new thread to continue ... Here's a picture to show Kahli'wa's more ceremonial outfit. Which also works as my transmog: 5h
6h What triggers your character? #1 "FOR THE LAST TIME I DON'T WANT HELP!", getting dragged forcefully along, squirming and screaming in anger, frowning as she is helped with a simple task.Bravespartan85 6h
6h Question for Mage RP'ers (and possibly others) So. Having played Kali here for around 2 years now as a Ranger first and slowly learning more and more magic on the side as she has quite an interest in it. Ive kinda been stuck in a problem. I rather enjoy magic RP but find it extremely tiresome to have the solution to so many things through creative use of magic. Which made me want to look into undoing her status as a mage through some sort of story development. However ive been stuck there and keep bouncing back and forth between IC class ideas as I cant settle on anything. Im not sure it'll help me make a decision but it'll likely have some influence to know. What do you guys do to prevent your magic in roleplay feeling too strong? Not neccesarily by being a strong mage but just the fact that it can do -SO- many different things that you almost always have an answer to problems.Kaliragoth2 6h
8h Would you date the person above you? #37 IT'S JUST ANOTHER LOVE THREEEEAD, ANOTHER LOVE, THREEEEAD!Cathríon293 8h
13h General RP Chat #Thirty Eight. Gronnors Big Hands! Hey, Old one is full, So, Hello friends. Here we are again. With another episode of General RP Chat! \0/ Here's a link to the old one. Here's a link to a picture of me in a hat. Here's a link to Abe Lincoln in a hat. Now. Back to Gronnors Hands!Maugria164 13h
15h Rate the name of the person above you! #7 Character limits, yo. Since I made the last post in the old thread I'll make the new one. Saramisya TruestrikeSaramisya344 15h
16h What would you do with the Above Poster? #16 At late night while Cathrion is out, Dakuh breaks into her house, stealing her daggers, blades, jewelery even her scarf. He gets away with it before Cathrion returns, and sells everything to Feenly and co.Dakuh174 16h
18h How would you save the above character? I know, I know, I make too many topics, and some of them are duds, but hear me out this time, Okay? I think this is a good one. You save the above poster, and then you either do a separate or linked occasion where you are in trouble. So for Example. Cathrion is Being Eaten by an Ogre. Maugria swoops in, leaping upward and smashing the ogre on the head with the hilt of her axe, Breaking all his teeth, without teeth you cannot eat Cathrions! I could have it continue from there or do something completely seperate! Maugria is travelling through Blackrock mountain when she loses footing and nearly falls into the Lava, how ever will she be saved? Find out, In the next post! (I hope!) P.S. Sorry Cathrion. Edit: Cleaned things up a bit. Please save me, my hooves are getting very hot! Edit: Oh well... I thought it sounded interesting.Maugria3 18h
18h Would the Above date your character ? #1 I decided to take a new spin on this thing.Argetor130 18h
1d What would your character say to the above poster? #22 (There is still things to be said, people!) To Uruk: "Eat them? That is barbaric!...Though, if seasoned..." The tauren pauses for a bit. "MUST STOP SAYING THINGS LIKE THIS!"Ategami87 1d
1d Guess the IC title of above poster #8 Have just Capped the last IC TITLE abow with my "Arnt" Alt Starting a new one here at once. Play nicely :-)Xirque123 1d
1d On cloud serpents Hello there! I was wondering on some opinions for cloud serpents. Sadly, the existing threads that I could dig up didn't answer my questions and neither does any lore that I could find. For me, mounts are my main passion in this game, and are always very important to me in any sort of RPG setting (be that an MMORPG, a book, or similar). So, naturally, I'd like to include at least some of them in my writing when they suit a character. This is specifically about my warlock and the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent. I have written my warlock since the beginning of Mists of Pandaria and the serpent has been my favorite mount ever since it has shown up (and in general, I adore the cloud serpents as a species). For a multitude of reasons besides mere aesthetics I would love to use her icly for him (and aside from heavenly serpents being quite rare, they do not appear much different from other serpents according to their currently known lore). However, I was asking myself: can I justify him having this creature? He's spent many, many years in Pandaria. He was there for a few months into Warlords of Draenor, too. He did visit the Order of the Cloud Serpents icly, and he did fight sha-corrupted creatures. My tentative idea was that this serpent might have been corrupted, but then cleansed and recovered in the Arboretum. Although he did kill the majority of corrupted beasts, it would make sense for him as a character to think twice about doing so when faced with this creature and go the extra mile of recovering it, thus earning the young serpents initial loyalty (however, I would like to say that many months of training and development still had to occur, similar to the short story of an orc and his cloud serpent hatchling in "The Strength of Steel"). I'm also curious what people's take is on cloud serpent intelligence. According from what you read in quests and texts, they are smart critters, but only a handful of them can speak whereas others are more animal-like. Perhaps an age or subspecies thing?Kerreth7 1d
1d What would the character above you drop? #1 Shamelessly stealing this from the General Chat because I thought it would be a funny (And hilarious in some ways) idea! So, the gist of this... You just killed the character above you (Somehow) and you go to loot the corpse. What special item does the character have available to loot? As an example... Tethenar kills Astrophel (Sorry dude) and loots his corpse. What does Tethenar find? Astrophel's Head Polish Toy Use: Removes all hair from your head and develops a radiant gleam so you too can have a shiny bald head like Astrophel! So. Shoot!Tethenar226 1d
1d RP guild recruiting ? Looking to try RP, have experience with raiding but none with RP. I have an Orc DK on argent dawn and Nelf DK on Ravencrest. Any help would be great guys :)Archoan2 1d
1d How would you get killed by the above poster? I'm bored, and thought this would be a fun idea, it probably won't be, but we can always try. Basically the other post, but in reverse, test your creativity! Anyone can kill someone, in fact, most of us thrive on it, I can see Daha having issues here, silly Orc! So, How would you get killed by me? I'm a gnome, so you might have to think hard on this one *Evil grin*. But don't worry, the next poster gets killed by you! Presumably before you were killed by me, try not to think too hard on that one.Karama490 1d
1d Leveling awkwardness I play on an RP server as i, when i reach cap and get into endgame, intend to rp on the side. However theres one thing currently that bothers me a bit. Not too long ago i got a quest where i had to head in a cave and beat a statue right in the schnoz. I rolled in and suddenly realised there was an event going on. I felt very awkward in that moment. i did however swiftly beat up the baddie and rolled out fast. These moments are awkward. How do i best approach other roleplayers in the wild, when they are having secret events in the way of my quests?Larnic6 1d
1d Can Void energy be contained? Good morning, afternoon or evening all my RP forum folk. I was just wondering, is it ICly possible to have Void energy contained into, let's say a blade and if so, what means would that take? I think it might be possible once it's either enfused with Arcane or Rune magic but I'm not entirely sure, hence my post here. The reason for me asking is because I want to find a way for my glaives (Once I decide to use them again) to be tainted with Void energy. Any light on this subject is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Enedion Featherstep Overseer of FelbladesEnedíon9 1d
3d The Monk Roleplaying Guide Hello there, grasshopper! This is my friendly monk guide. If you have any questions, ask away. I hope that by reading this it answers some of the more frequently asked questions about what monk RP can entail or involve - or find the interest to roll one if you haven't already! (Get it? Roll?). This guide is frequently updated. ... In perspective of the class we play, they're heavily based on the Shaolin monks of ancient China. They're not a new class to the Warcraft universe, but to the other races they are a mostly new occupation. To be a monk is certainly a way of life, and not simply something one does in his spare time, as it takes years of training to be capable as a hand to hand fighter on battlefields, especially when they are often dominated by steel and magic. A well studied monk has access to potent Chi energy; the spirit energy within all people that only monks know how to fully control at will. Chi strengthens their punches to the strength of mace strikes, it even allows them to perform great feats of Chi magic, capable of healing or harming whoever the monk wishes in many ways. They train mentally and physically to be as strong, yet agile as possible. A monk's athleticism is what makes him a deadly fighter. On the battlefield, they can easily outmaneuver footsoldiers in heavy armor, and perhaps even the spells of mages and projectiles of archers. They fight with their legs as well as their hands, and in one-on-one combat they would be amongst the hardest combatants to battle - in fact, well trained monks are competent enough to fight many enemies at once. They can serve as healers of their allies, skilled soldiers on the front lines, or bolster their rank's offence or defensive capabilities with pandaren brews that sharpen one's mind rather than blur and slow it. Monks have lightning fast minds, reflexes, and attacks. They have played an important role in Pandaria's battlefields for thousands of years, and will no doubt bring new tactics to the table as more races learn their ways. ... Most, if not all of this is taken from in-game lore texts but I have condensed it down to what I feel are the most important parts. Monk history is tied directly to pandaren and Pandaria history. Reknowned monks: Emperor Shaohao - the Last Emperor of Pandaria was presumably a monk. Lord Taran Zhu - 'his prowess is legendary', say the Shado-Pan, whom he leads. Chen Stormstout - the famous wandering brewmaster is also a skilled monk. Master Bruised Paw - the Hidden Master of Pandaria. Master Shang Xi - the last Master of the Training Grounds of the Wandering Isle. Aysa Cloudsinder - student of Master Shang Xi and philosophical leader of the Tushui. Ji Firepaw - student of Master Shang Xi and philosophical leader of the Huojin. Kang the Fist of First Dawn - the first monk who taught the pandaren slaves under the mogu to fight unarmed. How the monks began.. ... Roleplay Specializations - Your tiger style is no match for my serpent style! The three in-game specs are Brewmaster, Windwalker, and Mistweaver. However, it's rare for monks to refer to these styles by these names e.g, one doesn't study the path of a Windwalker or a Mistweaver, they are loose terms - as broad as saying you're studying the path of the warrior or the paladin - you don't say 'protection paladin' ICly either. Whilst it does give an inclination as to what kind of monk you are - a Windwalker being an aggressive fighter, and a Mistweaver being a healer, there are more fitting ways of describing it. Each of the August Celetial's Temples in Pandaria marks the location of defeat for the Prime Sha by Emperor Shaohao thousands of years ago. Monks who train at these locations have developed different styles for combating the Sha relevant to their location. These are the styles practiced by monks today. Any self-developed, personal styles would have been branches of these original four. ... ... ... ... Whilst it's fine to develop your own style I'd put some thoughts into what the style is actually about and how it's different from something that already exists - it would most likely be a developed form of one of these styles. Styles under the tutelege of the Celestials and developed over 10,000 years are not easily improved upon. ... As far as pandaren style monks are concerned, and the playable class; monks as we know them have only really become available for the rest of the world, but in the monk order hall there are plenty of non-pandaren masters. This means enough time has passed for us as RPers to also feasibly play as masters if we aren't pandaren, though keep in mind that it has still only been a few years for non-pandaren to train as monks. Most pandaren masters are still going to have a larger amount of experience than non-pandaren masters. This is also important when we consider that being a master monk doesn't necessarily mean you're as good as you can get, but more on that later. There have been the pandaren venturing from the Wandering Isle, but it is rare that they will take on the time and commit themselves to teaching someone until they have mastered it. There are a few exceptions though. Brother Korloff of the Scarlet Crusade was taught by a wandering pandaren, and he then trained the Scarlets; hence why the Scarlets have monks. The Draenei starting area was retconned so that Mojo Stormstout was on Azuremust when the draenei crashed there, so on a chronological level, draenei monks could have been around since Burning Crusade. There are Argent monks, though since the Argent Crusade was born out of a breakaway faction of the Scarlets, it's plausible these monks are former students of Korloff, save for their lightwielding abilities. Auchenai monks seem to be more of the Christian monastic variety, keepers of the dead and holy in their beliefs, rather than the Shaolin style that the pandaren are based off. These monks don't work with Chi energy either; so if you were to roleplay one, it wouldn't be quite the same monk you play as in-game.Zen166 3d
3d Do gnomes swim? The question is simple... Can they swim?Devyx7 3d
4d Roleplay Levelling Duo Partner Hey there. :) Was wondering if anyone perhaps liked the idea of roleplay levelling together as a team? Casual stuff, maybe gaining a few levels here and there when we have time, but these alt characters would always be in-character questing together as we develop some sort of evolving storyline as the characters explore the world together. Or perhaps sometimes we'd skip the levelling and just RP around what we'd explored/done in the previous "episode" of our adventure! Pretty much my entire 10 year career of WoW RP has been casual walk-up chats in taverns on on the city streets, so I figured something much more in depth like this might be a nice change of pace. Only thing is, I need to sound out the interest for it! Must be someone out there who likes the idea too, surely? :D Let me know!Aethireon7 4d
4d So ... let's talk about Shadow. Not sure I've seen a topic on shadow magic and the likes before, besides people asking about Rogues using it ... this is a more general topic just speaking about the power itself, more so from a priestly point of view. Long story short, I have a Goblin priest who is level 100. I had been playing her as a disc up until now, but no strong character or persona has "clicked" in my head in regards to her yet, hence she hasn't appeared on this forum. When looking at her last night, I figured I'd go and get her an artefact weapon, and then remember how horrendous it was trying to level as a resto Druid, I figured "I should just get her levelled as shadow", but now I'm thinking "... actually, maybe I could have her as a shadow user IC". Problem is, I don't know a whole lot about shadow, and I can't even really find much useful info around. I went trying to research briefly last night, but there doesn't seem to be much around on places like WoWpedia. It's all quite vague. So basically, what exactly is the deal with shadow users, how might one even come to learn about utilising shadow magic if not a Twilight lackey, etc? The feeling I got from what I've read and seen in game is that shadow "is bad", it's associated with the Old Gods, but like Warlockery and such, it can be used for our benefit. The other element I get in regards to it is a bit of a "balance" thing, where there is the Light, there must be the Shadow. You see in WoD that the Draeneic priests are using it when they're the poster children for the Light ... above all else, it just makes me think "Old Gods" and "Twilight Hammer", but where has there been more to it than that in lore? I'm sure there has, I just haven't noticed it. I might be getting the wrong end of the stick here, I'm not sure. What do you guys know/think about this?Cathríon20 4d
4d Gilneas guild Hey, ive recently started playing a worgen warrior and cant find an rp guild around based Gilneas. Anyone know of any or would be interested in starting one?Robingilbert3 4d
4d Your characters' story The title pretty much says it: What is the background story of your chars? What's their motivations and where do they stand now?Ronaeriel13 4d
4d Your names How did come up with them? Was it a spontaneous flash of inspiration or did think you think about them a lot? Did you choose them for their sound or do they have a special meaning?Ronaeriel70 4d
5d Killed LK ICly. OP? So, as the title "says" while writing story of one of my chars I wrought that she killed LK ICly. And there is my question, is it too op for a single char to participate in LK demise ?Xiera18 5d
5d Pandaren names - Inspiration/sources and what have you So i've been wanting to try out a pandaren male for a few days now but i'm seemingly stuck staring at that nameplate. I believe where i get stuck is where to look for inspiration. Chinese-sounding names ( or real chinese names ) aside there are honestly more asian languages that i have an equal or higher admiration for, and i have been looking into names in korean and Mongolian aswell. The latter being the strongest candidate for now. I guess another aspect could be that depending on the backstory i could just give him a name that has a Eastern/Kalimdorian-tune to it aswell. So, Pandaren players! I wanna' join your fat and cuddly family and require your input! How did you approach naming your toon? I do intend on making him look rather soft and mellow, going for an altogether not-so-rough look if that helpsMaggotsnout3 5d
5d How would your character kill the one above? #10 *Yabu teleports nearby Xirque* *Stretching his hand, and charging a ball of Fire, Ice and Arcane.* Whispering a powerful spell: Kaaa.....meeee.....haaa.....mee............HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *The energy beam is so massive, powerful and fast, Xirque is totally obliterated by the extreme dangerous power of Yabu.* *With his job finished, the mighty Yabu teleports himself away.*Yabu165 5d
5d Describe the above poster in 5 words or less (Part 3) Not the one who ended the thread prior, but I will open a new one, as needs must.Elyssarain239 5d
5d Some extra questions before diving in... Thinking about trying my hand at rp. I've read through the guides but just have a couple of questions about Lore/Early questing areas. Do you ignore certain bits of quests/lore when building your character? I'm thinking of things like the goblin starting area. I'm assuming all goblin characters aren't all running around with the same backstory of almost being trade princess/prince if it wasn't for that pesky Deathwing. Also when I'm writing/thinking about a back story do I begin in 'Vanilla' or Cata or the latest expansion? I imagine it's going to be a little jarring as I know the timelines/questing and zones are all out of sync. One last question (promise) if you've made it so far. Any recommendations for guilds/Euro realms that would be helpful for a nervous newbie? I'm thinking of playing a drunk orc boar farmers runt of daughter, a worn down hunter who turns out not to be useless after all.Fankla4 5d
5d What is funny in RP ? Hello guys, I'm new to RP and I still don't know wtf is going on here. ( I don't go to goldshire) and I still don't don't why this ppl walk in stormwind like NPCs and do nothing. how can I have fun in RP? how can I play ? is RP only chat with other ppl? why you play RP? I hope anyone can help me. coz I like to know why ppl have fun in RP (sorry for bad english)Bthem7 5d
5d IC classes as a leather user? I made my character a Monk (because it's the only one I haven't really ever played yet) but I never had any intention of actually roleplaying a Monk in character. So, my question is: what are some viable classes that I could portray IC, my character being a Monk OOC?Vanera18 5d
15 Mar Motorcycle in Azeroth Hello fellow motorcycle enthusiasts join us in conquering the roads of Azeroth. Biker meetup in Tarren Mill on Stormscale EU. If you want to join from other Eu servers just add me or my biker friend. Buttfakka#2115 or Stefan888#2232 Requierments for the meetup: Look like a biker and ride a motorcycle.áviria2 15 Mar
14 Mar an orc's performance run his fingers across the strings playing his song and using his tongue the Broken isles. the Legion is here~ Bringing our world to tears~ Our friends and family~ trembles because they are near. Soldiers young and old~ must take on this toll Many lives where lost upon the shore~ There will probably be more. the World Shaman nowhere to be found~ the world itself feeling so, down. the Horde now lead by the Banshee Queen~ We nothing more than the Means~ for her autocracies plans. Seeking immortality, feeling oh so free~ the Legion is here~ Bringing our world to tears~ Our friends and family~ trembles because they are near. Soldiers young and old~ must take on this toll Many lives where lost upon the shore~ There will probably be more. Horde and Alliance second in line~ Mighty Orders making their armies in Decline. Worgen and Forsaken~ Clashes all across the isles. their minds are so, ruled~ by Their emotions the legion's greatest tool. the Legion is here~ Bringing our world to tears~ Our friends and family~ trembles because they are near. Soldiers young and old~ must take on this toll Many lives where lost upon the shore~ There will probably be more. Many lives yet to be lost, but oh at what cost?... the old Orc, sighs as he puts his Guitar back on his back. Preparing his ritual to commune with the elements. Orgrime16 14 Mar
13 Mar What are Rogues good for? I'd highly appreciate a few points on why exactly would someone want a Rogue in their party. What's the class good for? What does it provide that no other class does? My concern is that most of the things that Rogues have in their kit can be done better with magic. Edit: Just in case someone's not exactly sure what I'm talking about: To sneak into a room several stories up the Rogue gets out a rope, climbs the building, quietly sneaks across the floor and picks the lock. To do the same the Wizard casts Jump/Fly/Spider climb, casts Invisibility or Pass Without Trace, then casts Knock to open the lock. Then tomorrow the Wizard can have a whole new set of spells ready to do all kinds of other things (literally anything), while the Rogue... Has to create a new character to do something else.Arbitrio12 13 Mar
11 Mar ERP, your opinion? Hello my fellow wow players Im going to ask you on your opinion on ERP but before that Im going to have to ask you to consider mine first and before you judge me yes I have practiced ERP with fully consenting partners on realm argrent dawn now before we start the argument about the rules, some will say stick to them and obey them like slaves obey their master and others will act like anarchist. I want to ask you to refrain from using rules and pointing them out for this is a talk about your point of view. Lets look at the in game aspect of it. I agree that harassing someone into ERP should be punishable but why do we the people who do that to pleas ourselves and sometimes make a living (in wow) have to suffer because of that? I see nothing wrong with 2 individuals, both consenting doing what they want to do. I mean if I told you the way you should play your game you would be angry and report me to blizzard for harassment but if we agree to raise a new char together then who is to stop us. Your opinion people?Luksina135 11 Mar
11 Mar Transmutation magic - Can it be self cast? According to The Schools of Arcane Magic - Transmutation, transmutation allows a mage to "turn something - or someone - into something else", hence we have the spell polymorph. In game, this is the only mage spell (variants not included), that allows us to do just this. In the lore, Khadgar and Medivh have the ability to turn themselves into a raven. According to the recent audiobooks, Khadgar learnt the ability to turn into a raven by Medivh and describes it as being a trick of sorts (though in game he references this as being an ability granted by Atiesh) To my knowledge, this is the only case in the lore that I can find of arcane magic being used to transform one's self into something else. My question is whether using such magic would be acceptable within RP. If so, how difficult would it be to turn yourself into, say, an owl or a crow. How long could such a spell be cast for? Thank you for any information you may have.Tinitha4 11 Mar
11 Mar Because "all do it" So, I've tried rp but during my 2th week of playing on my char (not this one) someone tried to rp with me. The problem is in that what happened after. It was a normal talk and then he tried to erp with me and when I said no he said "all do it" (or something like this) ( it was private not in public place). And there is my question, should I do erp if I dont want it? Or should I ignore/end it as fast as I can? Or should I do something different? And it dont happened in goldshire. P.s. english isnt my first language.Xiera11 11 Mar
10 Mar Toys/items usable on friendly players? As in the topic, im searching for toys / items which are usable on friendly players, giving them for example a glow effect like or channeling beam into them, any ideas?Palatesa1 10 Mar
10 Mar spots for slaying demons? hello! i roleplay as an orc like broxigar, or somebody who slays alot of demons and i don't know any good places to slay alot of demons and not with alot of quest?does anybody know any good spots? thanks sorry for my bad english.Chendgor5 10 Mar
09 Mar [Guide] How to Roleplay a Demon Hunter! FOREWORD With the success of my guide about Death Knights, I thought I might try my hand at another Hero Class - The Demon Hunter. This guide will attempt to cover the various aspects of roleplaying a Demon Hunter, from some of the most basic to some of the most in depth. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments! All my sources are cited at the end of the guide, and I've tried to make clear what is lore, what is speculation, and what is personal preference. Many thanks to the people who wrote the lore, the people who collected the lore on wikis and in other roleplay guides on the forums, and the people who shared their thoughts and opinions with me on this topic. I will try to credit all of you at the end as well, but please forgive me if memory fails and I miss a name! Table of Content: 1. Facts about the IC Class + Races 2. The Story by Blizzard 3. Faction Alliegence 4. Making Your Character Within This 5. Demon Powers 6. Miscellaneous - Transmogs 7. Useful Tips and Advice 8. SourcesKoranith20 09 Mar
08 Mar Illidaniel's return and Gul'Daniel's fall? Could it be in-character wise said that has happened, that the Nighthold has fallen and Gul'Dan with it?Devyx13 08 Mar
08 Mar [RP-Guide] Spellbreakers, A way to not be a god. Disclaimer! All that you read here is unofficial Blizzard lore and to be used as guidelines for those who wish to play as a Spellbreaker, yet do not wish to be over 9000 in terms of their power levels in-character. This is quite an in-depth head canon, but that has to be a case for creating an entire class that Blizzard have not explained themselves. There is no stigma that this will become the requirement to be a Spellbreaker, and I make no belief that it will be, this was strictly created for my own character and for those in the mindset stated above.There is also a portion that revolves around events that have been roleplayed by my former guild, this is entirely left to be accepted or ignored and considered separate from the head canon. This will be edited and improved as the head canon is developed. Please post comments on your thoughts. Mana Manipulation; the key to how they work For a Spellbreaker, two things are vital in how successful they will be. The first is knowledge of what magics they are going up against, which will be covered further down the line, and the second thing will be their ability to control not only their own but the mana in others as well. The Mana Shield: To start off, I'll describe what I believe is how their supposed immunity to magic begins, which is an adaption to how the Spellbreaker's body reacts to magic in their vicinity by personally controlling it or 'natural' reactions. The second generation of Spellbreakers which is whom the head canon is created for, belong to the resurgence of their kind during Mists of Pandaria by Lor’themar, do not and will never have complete immunity to magic such as the first generation, who were created using classified methods that have since been lost with the sacking of their headquarters by Kael’thas during the Burning Crusade. While they may no longer be completely immune, the idea that they remain so is intended to stay in place to intimidate enemies, and to the same extent, their own people who they are policing. In the days of the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King, Mages had an ability dubbed “Mana shield”, which absorbed X amount of physical and magical damage for X amount of mana. With this as a basis for the speculation, it goes further for a Spellbreaker and into absorbing damage from any school of magic that they have a mastery over, and even into the territory of magic that they don't dependent on their skill level. In practice, as the spell attempts to affect the Spellbreaker, the Mana shield in place will react. The shield attempts to strip the mana that fuels the spell before it has time to complete its original intentions. This ability will need to become second nature to them and having an, albeit a weakened, version active throughout their waking period and even into periods of unconsciousness, which flares up when the time is needed. This would be a projection of a portion of the Spellbreaker's own mana, wearing it like a cloak like they brandish their plated robes. The reason that knowledge is extremely crucial in this regard is that they must understand the structure of the magic they wish to strip apart before it can complete its intended effect, such as setting them on fire or turning them into a rabbit. Now, over time, this will become a simple reflex to the Spellbreaker and their honed state of magical awareness, but not so much for trainees. They are first taught how to strip a targeted spell of its components and down to its base level of mana used from afar than rely solely on the Mana Shield, then to transfer that mana gathered into themselves or others. The faster and faster they become at performing this task, the less time will be needed to complete said task, even going to the lengths of the targeted spell being mere millimetres away before disappearing into thin air or wholly being dispersed by the Mana Shield. Now, you may be thinking, if this is based on the idea of absorbing damage in exchange for mana, how would you keep such a skill active? This is where the spell has been tailored for the Sin'dorei and their continuous hunger for mana, and as such is the reason that they are able to become Spellbreakers in the first place. This shield works in two parts, the defensive side which absorbs damage, and an ability akin to Drain Mana which is in place to uniquely drain what fuels known spells to sustain the passive ability. By performing such a combination, the shield remains active even after it's counterpart would have depleted, stripping the energy of the schools of magic known to the practitioner and replenishing the wielder's own mana for its prolonged, continuous existence. To those more trained in the art, the draining capabilities will be more apparent to those around the soldier and are even able to unintentionally siphon their allies mana if not kept in check, though the opposite is true as well, it's vicinity can be increased at the expense of their energy to drain multiple targets at once if they have the capabilities. Though like all things, this has a flaw of its own. With smaller, simpler spells, it'll be a cakewalk for a trained Spellbreaker to deconstruct and maintain their shields but the problem begins with more complicated, larger spells such a Pyroblast for instance. Pyroblast and other spells of its calibre are structured with far more mana and far more firepower and as such will lead to an untrained Spellbreaker's downfall. Having higher tier spells connect with the Mana Shield, before the mana draining effect can completely weaken the attack, will overload and expend vast quantities of the wielder's own energies to leave them vulnerable for a follow-up or entirely out for the count. The offensive capabilities of Mana Manipulation in others: While the first section described how they use their own mana to become a bulwark towards casters, this section will describe how they control the mana in their targets for the greater good of themselves and their allies. The main reasoning for these skills being developed is to shut down a caster assaulting them or allies without the worry of causing an unintended fatality with their weapons. This ability is most viable when the lesser Spellbreakers are against casters who control magic they cannot feasibly deflect or absorb, therefore rendering the enemy to a state where such a factor doesn't matter. The intention of this skill is to funnel the target's mana into a state where they cannot perform spells above their most basic, weakest form. They achieve such a state through multiple forms, either contracting the mana into such a minute state that the caster will feel suffocated and frustrated as their own energy cannot truly be used or if they wish, the Spellbreaker can drain the mana for their own needs, to revitalise themselves or their allies. Another state of this can be far more torturous and even fatal to the target, the Spellbreaker's being taught how to ignite mana, leaving a burning sensation within the target's very veins that has no chance of being extinguished without breaking the caster's concentration, with the final form of such a skill will be literally crushing the mana from the target for one of the most gruesome of deaths, as it crushes the body part targeted as well. While the strongest forms of these require a pause for concentration to beginners, there exists a styling of the technique that is used between novices and experts alike for maximum effect. Short, controlled bursts to ignite, crush or drain the mana when the Spellbreaker's themselves physically come into contact with a target is used to great effect that such a thought is terrifying to casters aware of such a thing being possible. Dependant on how skilled the Spellbreaker is will result in how effective such intentions will be, as with all things in this head canon. Some being able to go to the lengths of an area of effect to absolutely cripple casters of all walks of life, to ruin structures powered by arcane energies or mana or even to Arcane-based elementals, it all relies on how creative the person behind the technique is and how disciplined.Ildathian6 08 Mar
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