Gandalf_the_Gr8 promoted to ‘Head Guard’, and other news

Head Guard Promotion
Gandalf_The_Gr8 is a relatively member to Dovahkiin and in a short space of time has improved and achieved lots. I must first point out a few qualities in Gandalf that I noticed and value very highly: when Gandalf asked about the role I told him the requirements, he did not question them or try and find a way around them, he just got straight to work and in less than 2 days he met the requirements. Gandalf was respectful, efficient, obedient and honest and these qualities are what have set him aside from other members at his level in Dovahkiin.

It is now my pleasure to promote Gandalf_The_Gr8 to the position of Head_Guard in Dovahkiin!
His position entitles him to the in-game title of “Head_Guard”; the raiment of the “Head_Guard”(Armour Set); entitlement to a grant of up to 100 silver per-project for funding needed for the ‘Guards’ department; command of the NorthWest Tower and it’s adjoining building; a ‘Guards Command Center’ will also be constructed in Winterhold and Gandalf will take command of the Center.

Anyone who wishes to join the ‘Dovahkiin Guard’ please contact Gandalf, he will be looking for good recruits to aid in the protection of Dovahkiin.

Gandalf is a perfect example of what all Dovahkiin members should strive to act like, the values that he displayed are highly valued and will benefit him greatly in Dovahkiin and in the world of Aloria. Gandalf is not the only one to possess such qualities, there are many other members of Dovahkiin who display the same qualities and these members are highly respected and should be seen as role models for newer members of the faction.

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Return of Epicgamer553 Epicgamer553 is an old member of Dovahkiin and he went on a long journey though Aloria a while ago training his skills, he has now returned and is continuing training and has hopes to raise an elite fighting force in Dovahkiin. If you think you have what it takes to fight along side Epicgamer please contact him. Members if his Elite Fighting Force will be given residency in the new Fort being constructed outside Winterhold, the Fort is a very high quality Facility and has a great location.
Batman needs Vampire Hunters! If you are a skilled vampire hunter please contact Batmanfive, he is in need of warriors to help him in his efforts against the Vampires. Volunteers will be given a room in the Barracks!
Try not to die… Currently Dovahkiin does not have enough power to claim land, check ” /f p ” to see how much power you have. Try to get your power up as much as possible so we can claim our new cities.
Return of OperationGuard… This will be announced later.

 

WARFARE : Reasons we are hesitant to include ourselves in wars.

Note: This is my viewpoint on the situation and may not be shared by the other officers, the General or the King.

At the current time I have been asked multiple times if we are a peaceful faction and/or if we raid. To put it simply, we aren’t as well prepared as we use to be a year ago. A year ago our faction was quite good at fighting. We were largely a non-premium faction (as we still are) but minecraft’s combat system has changed since then. Enchantments weren’t a thought and armour worked differently*. Few had high mcmmo skills and fewer had Grandmastery** of any combat skills. The combative difference between premiums and non-premiums was slim for most, now it means almost everything.

As for now, I will not take anyone under Novice** in a melee skill on a raid nor will I sanction one. The consequences of raiding a faction for satisfaction of the moment are outweighed by the repercussions of said action. While we may have fun at the time, it’s likely they will come to raid us and then we will get complaints about it which is more challenging to deal with. People will complain of the items they lost and their armour that was destroyed and will demand compensation. The way to remedy this is to train. Train your skills like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve been training my skills for about two or three weeks now, about 3-4 hours a day, and have gotten my swords and axes to 500 and my unarmed and archery to 600. I know most have jobs or school among other things that limit the amount of time you can play but when I see most of you, you spend no time training at all (Note: I do know some have other things they are working on while they are on and are therefor excluded from this). Some do train but when you hit 50-100 in a skill you immediately want to raid and test your new abilities. That will almost always get you killed, I’ve been there so I know firsthand.

Now to address the difference between premiums and non-premiums. While I understand that some of the younger players haven’t a credit card to buy premium with, others just don’t want to pay for one reason or another. I see no problem with either just know that without a high skill-set (around the Journeyman or Experienced ranks at the very least**) you will, in most cases, never win against a premium. If a premium has god armour and Grandmastery of a combat skill it is unlikely even three to four non-premiums could kill the premium. That’s just how it is unfortunately and I hope they fix this as I would love to have all of my friends beside me as I fight without watching them be murdered with one or two hits from an axe. Again, this can be remedied slightly if you have iron-god armour but iron just doesn’t have the durability diamond does.

To conclude, we don’t involve ourselves in raids/wars because our citizens aren’t trained enough to handle them yet. I hope everyone can understand this as it can only change if you train. With that, I hope to see you on the field. -Wolf

* Armour would protect you less the more it was damaged. This meant a person in a damaged set of diamond armour could be killed  as easily as someone in iron if not easier.

** We have a ranking system for skills with Upcoming being the lowest (0) and Grandmaster being the highest (1000). The list of ranks is provided here as well as on the Archery Masters tab in Army Divisions. It was drawn up by strider6106 (our King) and shows what level is needed to be considered each rank.Image

WAR ON VAMPIRES :General Marek’s Announcement

Outside the Winterhold barracks, a clambering crowd is waiting noisily. The snowstorm has already formed a white blanket around them, and is showing no signs of slowing. Despite this, the growing crowd seem undeterred. All of a sudden, the doors of the barracks swing open, and a great hush falls upon the crowd. Stood in front of them is a blond man; he is wearing a thin blue waistcoat and has a glowing sword swinging at his belt. The man seems unfazed by the extreme weather conditions that he is surrounded by and instead looks directly and confidently at the gathering. This man is General Marek Dredros, leader of Dovahkiin’s army and an experienced Vampire slayer. He clears his throat and begins to speak…

“Citizens of Winterhold! It has come to our attention that the waves of demonic activity in Regalia and across the other continents of Aloria are likely to have been endorsed and encouraged by the unearthly scum known as Vampires. It is important to understand that these beings are responsible for mass deaths throughout our lands. They split apart our families and feed on our children. They must be stopped. It is for those reasons, and for many others too horrendous to mention, that the mighty people of Dovahkiin have chosen to act! We, at the request of our mighty King Strider, hereby declare Vampires to be outlawed in all our towns and cities! Any Vampires caught on our property will be arrested and given a simple choice: Cure or Kill. I will personally lead this movement, and any true citizen who wishes to aid us can contact one of my representatives. It is vital to note that this is not a declaration of war against any faction or empire, and that we are simply outlawing Vampires in our territory. I thank you all for your support in these troubling times for this world, and would implore you to inform the fine soldiers of our army of any Vampires that you may be aware of!”

The General gives a brief bow, then pivots on one foot and strides back into the barracks. Great applause is given for this new movement and as the crowd disperse, the great steel doors of the Winterhold Barracks swing shut, sealing the great building from the harsh mountain winds…

Demon Shrine in Regalia! -RP

Demons! Oh the demons!! An underworld has spawned in the depths of Regalia and the evil spreads deep and far!!!
Whilst exploring the underground sewer community in Regalia Blacksheep came across an odd mineshaft leading deep into the rock. There was nothing odd about how it looked, though still he could sense something was wrong. His stomach felt queasy as looked down the shaft, yet still he was compelled to explore.
Though he would not dare, not by him self, there was something powerful and dangerous down that mineshaft, he could feel it…
So he ran to the local Tavern in the undercity, he knew Wolfoftao would be there at this time, enjoying a drink at the bar. Wolfoftao was a strong and fierce warrior, just the person Sheep wanted by his side when he ventured down the mineshaft.
Sheep found him there and explained what he wanted to do.
“You can feel it too?” said Wolfoftao with a grim tone to his voice. “I knew something wasn’t right here, I could never guess what though, perhaps you have found what is causing this dark presence…”
Upon making their way back to the mineshaft they encountered a speechless strider ogling at the underground city, “I had no idea this was here” he remarked, “This is astonishing, though there is a foreboding sense about this place…”
“Your right, we can feel it too. Something is not right here and Sheep thinks he has found the source of it. Want to come along? We might need an extra sword.” said Wolfoftao.
“Hmm this isn’t good, lead the way.” Replied Strider.
Together they ventured down the mineshaft until they reached what appeared to be a glowing purple barrier, this was it… They stepped through the magical wall and all gasped in unison…
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“This is it!!!!! We were right!! There is a foul power at work here, far greater than we can combat!! We should leave now and bring this news to the Regalian Oligarchs!!” Shouted Blacksheep.
He turned to run … and froze, as he laid eyes on a horde of demons behind them.
“Too late…” He mumbled.
More demons emerged from the portals in the walls, together the three of them drew their swords and stood back to back.
“We can not slay them all, we must make our way to the exit and get back to the undercity. Quickly!!!” Commanded Wolfoftao, his battle instinct kicking in.
The demons rushed at them…
Strider swung his axe left and right cleaving demons with his strength and skill.
Similarly Wolfoftao and Blacksheep did the same. Demon bodies began to litter the floor around them as they slowly made their way to the exit.
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The reached the exit, turned and bolted for the undercity leaving the Demons moaning and screeching behind them.
“One cut me deep with its claws Strider, we need to get help quickly.” exclaimed Blacksheep.
“We can go to the local Tavern, the owner there will have healing apparatus.” said Wolfoftao.
“Alright, lets go quick. Sheep, let us carry you, if you move any more you will bleed out. Wolf, give me a hand.” Ordered Strider.
Together Wolfoftao and Strider carried Sheep to the Tavern where he was treated.
“It’s a bit of a rough job but it will do until you can get to a full healing apothecary up top.” said the Tavern owner. They thanked him and departed.
They were lucky to make it out alive, though they will have to return with help soon enough to rid Regalia of the dark evil. Be careful, for there is evil about.

Ceardia Past!

Ceardia, the home of Dovahkiin for many ages is not a barren land devoid of life and resources. It holds many memories and grand constructions and ruins though we must move on and progress through the ages.
The land Ceardia will be written into the History books of Dovahkiin, but now we are cutting off transport back to the land. Say your final farewells and pack up. We move to the new lands, to find new glory and riches. Perhaps in a new land we will have a better start at returning to our former glory, the quest upon which we never waver. Dovahkiins traditions may change, the way we think, do, see, and act may change, but we will still seek that honourable glory and good moral values.
Together we move into the new lands, let us accept the challenges and see what we can make of them!
Dovahkiin Shall Conquer!!!!!!!!!

Dovahkiin Champion

Update: (3/12/14) This is an irrelevant post at this moment. This role does not exist and probably will never!

Dovahkiin needs a Champion! Dovahkiin needs a hero that embodies all Dovahkiin stands for! Are you the Dovahkiin Champion?

How does that sound to you? Would you like to see a member of Dovahkiin titled the Dovahkiin Champion? What qualities, skills, requirements would the Dovahkiin Champion need to have?

How would they be recognised? I suggest a coloured title. 🙂
What benefits would they get and what duties would they be required to do?
Where would they rank? Also, should we have a set ranking system in Dovahkiin that is more diverse than “Member” and “Officer”?

Here is a photo of Dovahkiin back in its glory days!
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Dovahkiin Moving Forward

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With the removal of Ceardia quickly approaching Dovahkiin has much to do! Currently the officers of Dovahkiin are working hard to prepare the faction for the move to Ellador, one of the new worlds. It is also great to see faction members active and online, one of my goals for the new Dovahkiin in Ellador is to make the faction more interactive! I can’t reveal much yet, though if you would like to help with the preparation for the move and with establishing Dovahkiin’s new home, please mail me and tell me how much time you have and what you can and can’t do(build, recruit, lead, make money, supplies).
Thank you to those who have been helping with projects and get a move on to those who do have a project and aren’t near completion 😛 time is running short.
I am also going to try and introduce a few new things into Dovahkiin over the next few days-weeks, so stay tuned and PLEASE tell, no, FORCE more people to visit the website, new members in particular!

I have been banned…

Hello, strider6106 here.

I have been banned for 3 days. I am unaware of who and in what circumstances I have been banned but I have been given the reason “Breaking chunk rule in Kelmoria”.
It would be appreciated if someone could find out the specifics of why I was banned and comment on this post telling me why.
Also, do not unclaim any land in Kelmoria, no matter what. Someone may have complained to get me banned and they may try and reason with Dovahkiin to get the land unclaimed, however I am happy to cop a 3 day ban to hold our current land.

I hope you can all get a lot done in the 3 days I am away, and can surprise me when I get back. 😀 Here is a list of things that need doing:
Moomius: Finish jail.
SimsIsFun: Increase faction bank balance to 130 silver.
Batmanfive: RP event.
Operationguard: Farming District.
Wolfoftao+Sir_PenguinBoy: Finish your rooms (the ones I made with wolf the other day, replica symmetrical rooms, opposite each other, one is already done, one for each of you). Recruit members directly for the group and put them in the 6 rooms wolf made.
OFFICERS:-RECRUIT, settle the members in Sei-Ryu rooms.
MEMBERS: Finish the farm in the mines (in the back birch log room to the right), place water, cobble steps ontop and plant crops.
MEMBERS: TRAIN any pvp skill (swords, axes, bow, unarmed) to level 300. <–that would impress me.

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Do YOU have a home?

Dovahkiin has been moving to its new City Winterhold for a while now, though not everyone has a house yet. :I
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If you do not yet have a house there please contact me ingame while I am online so I can find you a lovely home to settle into! 😀

If you are a rather inactive member you may instead be given a hotel room.
People can also move into shops in the city as their homes. An example is scout1423, who lives in the Blacksmith because that is his profession.
If you can also help with any building in the new city please let me know! There is much to be done!

Welcome to Winterhold! 🙂