It is a dark time for the people of the Alliance. With N’zoth’s shadow falling across Azeroth, the fractured and broken nature of the Church of Light has become truly evident. Some leaders - including the archbishop himself - have been corrupted by the dark whispers and the lure of dark bargains with the Old Ones. Other leaders have been taken by the promises of coin and power, striking bargains with the undead and turning a blind eye to foul sorcery on holy ground. Political games are played out within the Council of Bishops, the once-prestigious group acting more like squabbling nobles than agents of the Light. All the while, the faithful waver in their dedication, praying for some reprieve from these machinations.
Still, hope is not lost- calls for reform have filled the halls of Northshire Abbey in recent months, and those still faithful to the Light organize to restore the honor and dignity lost over the years. What is more, the wayward chapters of the Silver Hand have pledged their hammers to this cause, banding together once more to banish the darkness from the church.
The call has been sent out- will you stand with them, and restore honor integrity to the Church of the Holy Light once more?
Hello, Moon Guard! We’re here to introduce the Church of the Holy Light project. This project has been in development for several months and we’re excited to finally introduce it to the realm.
CotHL is a community project on Moon Guard that focuses on coordinating fun, engaging, and lore-respecting plot lines set in the Warcraft universe that are based around Light themes and characters. This project is intended to act as a platform for networking and collaboration in holy RP on the server, and encompasses a number of guilds and groups to better represent the diverse and continent-spanning Church from before the destruction wrought in the Third War. What’s more, we hope to expand that diversity, and offer a place for the other races that have joined the Alliance since then.
The project’s major theme is restoring honor and integrity to the Church of Holy Light, which has been beset by troubles ever since Benedictus turned traitor. We draw somewhat on both RPG lore and past server canon/events for our background, but this organization is wholly new. Our project does not have any ties to the player-run Council of Bishops church that was prominent several years ago, as we want to present a fresh take on Holy Light RP. We plan on making this project accessible through public roleplay events and plot lines and avoiding the trap of writing excessive church doctrine and scripture to keep the barrier of entry low.
We intend to host a number of events in the near future for roleplayers to join in- recovering holy relics, lessons and teachings about the Light, and engrossing plotlines that we hope will reinvigorate larger interest in Light-based roleplay. We’ll also joining in server campaigns when we can, as well as participating in a number of different server events to give the Church a proper presence in the community. A number of immersive written and graphical resources have been created by participants in this project that members of the community may use in their roleplay.
CotHL operates through a discord server, the link for which can be found below. We also have an in-game community chat intended for in-game networking and using the calendar, but most of the action will be happening in this Discord.
We are looking for paladins, priests, inquisitors, and any other Light-faithful roleplayers, from Lightforged to human to gnome. Even those without holy powers are more than welcome to join us and hang out at Church events. If you roleplay a bishop or are a chapter master of a group of paladins, we’d especially love to get you and your diocese/chapter involved in our project.
If you have any questions or would like to reach out to individuals involved in this project, here are some Discord tags:
Hildira#5605 (moderator - that’s me)
Theudric#9682 (Speaker of the Holy Synod)
Zaria#4012 (project lead)
Quippy#6943 (Prefect of the Apostolic Chancery)