[H-RP] <The Strawmen>

(Barnabas) #1
“The Banshee Queen needs us, we don’t need her!”

The inflammatory words rattled forth from the rotten throat of a particularly worn and beaten Forsaken.

He paused, peering from beneath the brim of his tattered hat to study the reaction of the small huddle of freshly raised undead whom had (at least momentarily) wandered away from the watchful gaze of the guards stationed in Deathknell.

“They ask us to call Sylvanas, ‘Queen’, but what has bowing to royalty and the old order gotten us in the past? This!”

The speaker motioned to his own decayed form, then to those of the assembled.

“Trusting in the wisdom of those sovereign ‘rulers’ has only brought us misery, a curse of rot and decay, and the loss of all that we cherished before! Are we simply to continue down this same path until we are laid low again? Trust in our ‘betters’ as they continue to profit from our protection? Our labor?”

Another brief pause, the speaker stopping to look for any sign of comprehension from the crowd of dazed and confused risen.

“I say, no more! We should forge our own destiny together! Free from the yoke of nobles and monarchs that wish only to profit from our efforts while offering little in return. Workers, ‘common folk’, craftsmen, and even the lowliest dregs are entitled to reap the benefits of that which they create for themselves and their fellows."

“And so I ask you…", he motioned in the direction of one particular individual towards the front of the crowd, pointing in an almost accusatory way, "…will you join me in casting off the shackles of the so called ‘Banshee Queen’ as we once cast off those placed upon us by the Lich King?"

“Will you join me in sharing our joys, fears, and futures with one another, without the thumb of some ‘Better’ pressing down upon us? I hope you will, and I hope we can forge a better future for ourselves, together.”

The ragged Forsaken stepped towards the closest of the gathered, pressing a small scrap of fabric into their palm and pushing their fingers closed around it before quickly making an exit into the nearby treeline, the footsteps of approaching Deathguard getting closer by the moment.

“Best not wander off!” the soldier barked as she approached the still confused newly arisen, motioning for them to follow. They shakily complied, though one lingered behind, looking over a scrap of fabric clutched in her hand. A scarecrow of deep purple thread sewn onto an ashen, dark grey field.

<The Strawmen> is a Forsaken guild composed of the former peasants and commonfolk of Lordaeron. Now suspicious of those bearing noble and royal titles after the utter failure of the old system to protect them and properly cope with the Plague of Undeath, they seek to build their own cooperative community together, free from the Banshee Queen and her personality cult. They still work within the greater "Horde" umbrella, but as a voluntary auxiliary, seeing themselves more as a part of a cooperative of free peoples based on mutual assistance and security than part of a rigid hierarchy.

Under certain circumstances, we do accept non-Forsaken members as "Field-hands". This rank usually dictates extra "muscle", affiliates, friends, suppliers,etc. of the Strawmen, though only Forsaken/Undead can climb to higher status within the guild given the guild's goals and theme.

We plan to hold our own RP events, participate in the greater server community, and even raid and PvP as well (as a guild, if numbers allow). In addition to being active in game, we also have a Discord server.

If interested, contact in game:

...in game if you're interested in being a prospective member or just want to learn more about the guild before making a decision. If you're having difficulty reaching me in-game, my B-tag (Tailypo#11334) is another option for getting in touch with me.

Alternatively, we can also easily be reached via the Undercity United Forsaken Community Discord server. It's also just a generally good place for Forsaken RP'ers to organize:

- Undercity United Discord Thread:
( https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20759177745 )

- Undercity United Discord Link: https://discord.gg/jHeHc8j

My personal Discord ID is: Tailypo#1286 . I'm generally available to chat on Discord more often than not, as I have it on mobile as well and am almost always logged in.

Horde RP guilds with a "good guy" theme?
(Syntharia) #2
Interesting concept.

(Zheco) #3
I dig the concept!

(Camilla) #4
We are all equal in death!

(Kilgannon) #5

(Syntharia) #6
Hmmm indeed.

(Camilla) #7
Mmmmhhhmmmm *winky face*

(Lucrosen) #8
More Forsaken RP is always good!

(Syntharia) #9
*pokes back up to the top.*

(Camilla) #10
I can't wait to get to the part in our campaign when we stuff Barnabas full of straw and set them on fire.

(Noslferatu) #11
Well done, I know I'll be following your current happenings with great interest.

Let us no longer chime victory for Sylvanas, but rather power to the Forsaken.

(Syntharia) #12
Back up yee' go!

(Barnabas) #13
Seizing the means of posting with a bump to the top!

(Syntharia) #14
Due to my many 'bumps' you most likely can tell, that I am very curious to your guild. Though when I log on, no one is online :(, does not help since my play times are very casual.
I still have hope to run into one of you!

(Palanau) #15
I'm interested too! On, uh, not a draenei, of course. I'll keep keepin' an eye out!

(Barnabas) #16
10/18/2017 02:10 PMPosted by Syntharia
Due to my many 'bumps' you most likely can tell, that I am very curious to your guild. Though when I log on, no one is online :(, does not help since my play times are very casual.
I still have hope to run into one of you!

I'd been meaning to touch base with you, actually! I've been a bit busy over the past week or so, but I generally try and login in a bit every night, barring that, the Undercity United discord is a good place to get in touch with me. Even if I'm not at home I'm always logged into it on mobile, so DM'ing me there would be a sure fire way for me to see your message!

(Syntharia) #17
I think I found some straw and back up it goes!

(Colepain) #18

Seriously though this is an awesome concept and I hope you find great success. And that is the last good thing I can say about such heretical nonsense. Appearances and what not.

(Camilla) #19
I should be on a bit more soon! I've been behind in projects but I want to do Hallowed End stuff this year so I've been busy trying to get in a good place so I can waste time on video games ;v

(Syntharia) #20
*Adds a bump*